Category Archives: home organization

Reserve Your Spot!

Hey there,

I hear the virtual seats are filling up for the live online event about raising healthy eaters with Katie Kimball of the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse!

She’s a former elementary teacher and mom of 4 who knows her way around healthy food and has the neatest ways to explain basic skills to kids. She is sharing her secrets with us this month, the same ones that have helped over 6,000 families eat healthier food — and I wanted to make sure you saw the opportunity!

* Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7PM Eastern (4PM Pacific)

* Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 10PM Eastern (7PM Pacific)

* Saturday, March 3, at 4PM Eastern (1PM Pacific)

RESERVE YOUR SPOT! https://sl290.isrefer.com/go/raising/happy2bmyownboss/

I’ll be soaking it all in too because no matter how much time I spend with my kids, there’s always something more to learn (or something I’ve forgotten in my poor full brain)! Hope to see you in the chat!

Even if you can’t make it live, I’d totally sign up because you can get the replay. (Efficiency at its finest – watch it at 1.5 speed! Ha!)

One big reason to come live: you get access to her full-length knife skills class for ALL ages 2-teen. It’s changed the way some families do dinner in just 10 minutes!

I am so determined that my kids know how to cook – the real stuff, not just boxes – so that they’re independent and healthy adults (and, truth be told, to get a little help in the next 5-10 years around the house too!).

Are you with me?

REGISTER NOW https://sl290.isrefer.com/go/raising/happy2bmyownboss/

Here’s to always improving,

Susie

PS – Don’t worry, you can just sit back and watch, so you can totally be doing other things and no one will tell you to look at the speaker. 😉 Get your spot now  so you don’t miss out! https://sl290.isrefer.com/go/raising/happy2bmyownboss/

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Quick Reminder: Free Healthy Food Tips For Kids

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So, if your email inbox is half as crazy as mine, you miiiiiiight have missed my blog post a few days ago about a free live online event that will change dinnertime in your house in a big way. I don’t want you to miss it though so here it goes again!

I’m excited to be connected with Katie Kimball, the “kitchen whisperer” who has taught thousands of families how to cook and tens of thousands of kids to (gulp) use sharp knives safely (including ours). Apparently, her kids actually stay at the table all throughout dinner most of the time – and she’s willing to share her strategies with us! 😉

These secrets will make dinner with your kids sound better than a hangnail, and you can expect more veggies to be going down the hatch than ever before. #itcouldhappen #evenpickyeaterscanchange

It’s kicking off soon – the first event is TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 at 1PM EASTERN (10AM PACIFIC), so take 20 secs and register now:

YES! RESERVE MY SPOT! https://sl290.isrefer.com/go/raising/happy2bmyownboss/

You definitely should plan to make it LIVE because you get a special gift just for coming (a 10-minute cooking lesson for kids!!!)

If that time doesn’t work for you, you can also catch it on:

* Tuesday, Feb. 27th, at 7PM Eastern (4PM Pacific) OR 10PM Eastern (7PM Pacific)

or

* Saturday, March 3rd, at 4PM Eastern (1PM Pacific)

Here’s a bit of what you’ll learn:

  • 7 Proven Strategies to Make Family Mealtimes Peaceful (even if you have picky eaters)
  • 3 Choices to Give Your Kids That Will Make Healthy Food a Reality in Your House — but They Still Think They’re in Control
  • 2 Way-too-common Ways Parents Sabotage Dinner Without Even Realizing it
  • The Snacktime Rule that will be your new best friend
  • The Biggest Mistake Parents Make when inviting their kids into the kitchen…and how to avoid it.
  • How to Make the Clean Plate Club Totally Unnecessary
  • How to Teach Kids to Use Sharp (or dull!) Knives Safely
  • Plus WHEN YOU ATTEND LIVE, you’ll get access to a free video teaching kids to use knives safely — for children of ANY age. Be ready for your kids to exceed your expectations!

If you’re already registered, awesome! Really try to make it live to get that knife class for your kids, but no matter what, you’ll get the replay, so you can register without checking the calendar and still feel good about it:

REGISTER HERE https://sl290.isrefer.com/go/raising/happy2bmyownboss/

We all put a lot of time and effort into being good parents, and training our kids in life skills and mealtime manners is part of it – but it can be hard to know just where to start. I often feel like just giving up on getting everyone to eat what I fix without asking for something different.

So whether you feel just like me or the polar opposite, unless your kids are already competing for the healthiest eater award, you can probably use some encouragement and fresh ideas for meal times (and kitchen prep).

I’m looking forward to hearing what Katie has to say!

See you there,

Susie

PS – The live event is totally free and all online. Expect no more than an hour with as much actionable info as possible packed in to respect your valuable time as a parent!! Don’t miss it! https://sl290.isrefer.com/go/raising/happy2bmyownboss/

How We Make Our Small Kitchen Function Better

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Ok, I’m gonna make this intro as short and sweet as I can so that you can get to work right away on these easy ways to organize your kitchen and make it function better. I know that my kitchen is relatively small so it might not seem like I should have that much to do but it is the opposite. I have a lot of stuff crammed into my tiny kitchen where we cook at least 3 meals a day not counting snacks.

Continue reading How We Make Our Small Kitchen Function Better

Amazon Deals for Tax Season!

It’s almost that time of year, or maybe it already is for some of you, so I wanted to share a few links to some Tax products that you may be interested in buying. (If you purchase through my links I may earn a small little kickback too.)

Getting Organized: Bill Organization Spreadsheet

If getting organized while saving time and money are on your New Year’s Resolution List then these printables are for you.

We all hate paying bills, right? But that is something that has to be done. A few years ago I came up with a spreadsheet to keep me organized and keep me from forgetting what has been paid and what needed to be paid. I definitely don’t need late fees piling up or missed payments affecting my credit. Continue reading Getting Organized: Bill Organization Spreadsheet

Homeschool days making dinner crunched?

Homeschool days making dinner crunched?

Having dinner ready to go whenever we’re ready to eat is such a lifesaver on busy weeknights when we head out to activities. Now my *kids* are taking charge of dinner from start to finish. Before we start school, they start the slow cooker. Check out the videos from Kids Cook Real Food that we are using here.

Simply Earth Ambassador Link & Promo Code!

I’m so excited to announce the lastest link and PROMO code I have for you all! Have you wanted to start using essential oils or have you just been looking for a more natural ingredients to make your own cleaners,?

Well right now I have a deal for you with these subscription boxes. I have mine on the way so be looking for that post coming up in February! Why wait though when I have such a great deal right now?

Each month you get all the ingredients, containers, and extras you need to make 5-7 natural recipes… delivered to your doorstep.

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  • 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade
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  • Tested Free of Pesticides
  • Zero additives or fillers

Simply Earth (I’ll get a little bit of a kickback if you use my link.)

Use Code: KIRBYSKORNERFREE for a $40 gift card on their first subscription (can be cancelled anytime).

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Homemade Poopourri Spray

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Homemade Poopourri Spray

Ingredients:

  • 20-40 drops of your favorite essential oil or a blend of oils (my favorite for this spray is Purity Blend) **you can use more or less depending on your own preference
  • 1-2 t. alcohol
  • 8 – 12 oz of water (just enough to fill your spray bottle– I use one like this but ones like these may work better but you would divide this recipe between them)

Directions:

Add the oil, alcohol, and water to your bottle and shake to mix. You may need to shake this a little before each use also.

Keep the bottle somewhere close to the toilet but out of reach of little hands.

Spray a couple of squirts in the toilet before you go and give it a try.

Homemade Poopourri Spray

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Recently I was asked to purchase some ‘Poo Spray’. We have one small bathroom to share among all of us and the idea was a good one however when I researched the prices on Amazon they were rather expensive. So rather than flushing all that money away I decided to make my own.  Continue reading Homemade Poopourri Spray

Fixin’ to Eat: Southern Cooking for the Southern at Heart by Katie Moseman

I love cookbooks and when I was given the opportunity to review this one, Fixin’ to Eat: Southern Cooking for the Southern at Heart by Katie Moseman, I was ecstatic!

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This is a great cookbook filled with different twists on old recipes and then some new recipes that I’ve never heard of like Coca Cola Salad.
Many of these recipes seem very easy to make and I can see my kids learning to make recipes like Cream Cheese and Pimento Stuffed Celery in the kitchen.
There are also some great tips included in the book as well like how to pair wines with certain dishes. I am definitely going to try out the recipe for the Self-Crust Coconut Pie which sounds AMAZING!
All in all this is a great collection of southern recipes and I would highly recommend this book to anyone!

Continue reading Fixin’ to Eat: Southern Cooking for the Southern at Heart by Katie Moseman

Do You Need A Break?

Hey there! I don’t know about you but I’ve been so crazy busy here lately that I have been ready to just throw my hands up in the air and say ‘ENOUGH’. No more Christmas, no more cleaning, no more school! My house was pure and utter CHAOS today and it has been for the past week. I don’t know why everything seemed so hectic but something had to change.

Continue reading Do You Need A Break?

FREE Download: 10 Snacks Your Kids Can Make

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My kids love the lessons from Kids Cook Real Food Site. Your kids will love them too!

Why don’t you check out this FREE Download: 10 Snacks Your Kids Can Make and see for yourself!

Go ahead and give it a try… you never know you may just find your kids are helping you out a lot more and you can take a well deserved break! You might even enjoy the snacks they make and find a new family favorite!