Homemakers in Business Weekly Bulletin
issue no. 0001
January 15, 2024
The Beginning of An Era?
Here's your official Welcome Wagon for the Homemakers in Business Weekly Bulletin! 🚙 (why is there no wagon emoji!?)
Possibly like you, I've meant to start a weekly newsletter since… I started my business. Which was 4 years ago this week btw 😱 Anyway, email marketing just kinda kept getting pushed to the back burner with everything else that comes along with being a solopreneur and homemaker.
Fast forward to 2023, I got to be pretty comfortable and consistent with my podcast, Homemakers in Business, so as I was planning my goals for 2024 email marketing quickly became one of my priorities!
I'm not promising to be perfect with it (this first issue is already 3 days late thanks to our newest addition: see the “From the Team” section 👀), but I am promising that this weekly newsletter will be chock full of value - business lessons I've learned, noteworthy design news, subscriber-only offers, homemaking tips and tricks, extra resources and of course some farm life 🐓🌱🥚🐈 thrown in for good measure.
This is already going to be a long one, so… let's get into it! 🥳
Podcast Parlor
If you're new to my world, my “team” consists of my herd of animals. Cats, dogs, chickens, and ducks so far, with plans to add cows, goats, turkeys, and peacocks sometime in the future. You can click the button above to read everyone's bios ;)
But this week! Literally Friday, and the reason this email is 3 days late, we onboarded our newest hire.
Meet Kylo 🐾
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We aren't quite sure what Kylo's role in the company will be yet, but I'm certain he'll be a great fit!
from the heart
Roast Chicken
Make life in the kitchen a little easier with this tip.
About 3 weeks ago I roasted my first chicken. Depending on where you're at with your own homemaking journey that's either impressive or sad. LOL.
But man, I'm telling you, this is the BEST meal planning/prepping hack I've come across. Every Sunday since I have roasted one big ole chicken in a cast iron pan, shredded the meat, and we've had plenty of protein on hand for lunches and suppers that I didn't prep for. (That happens quite a bit to be honest)
SO MANY possibilities with roast chicken meat. Quesadillas, BBQ baked potatoes, chicken casserole, soups, cold salads. Having the meat on hand, ready to go is just too stinking simple and might I say, life-changing.
Here's the recipe:
  • 1 whole chicken, giblets removed
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 stalk celery, leaves removed
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken in a roasting pan; season generously inside and out with onion powder, salt, and pepper. Place 3 tablespoons of butter in chicken cavity; arrange dollops of remaining butter on the outside of chicken. Cut celery into 3 or 4 pieces; place in the chicken cavity.
  3. Bake chicken uncovered in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  4. Remove from the oven and baste with drippings. Cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for about 30 minutes before serving.
I found the perfect cooking time is 1.5 hours in my oven, but experiment with yours! And because I like sources, here's the link to the original recipe.
Enjoy! 💕
mara kucirek, course expert
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Her podcast brand identity and website page are two of my favorite projects to date. And each was done in a single day! Check out the branding, web page, and give her podcast a listen here.
Business Boosters
noteworthy news
Showit Split Merge
On 1/8 Showit announced a new feature called “split merge." Read a bit about it below or watch the video for a quick demo!
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You can edit design elements within your mobile and desktop site designs at the same time, or split them to edit both independently to quickly and easily customize your site and speed up your workflows. This is a fantastic development that will significantly speed up the website design process for designers and users alike. I'm excited for this, are you?! Watch Showit's quick tutorial below or read more here.
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