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DIY Keepsakes: Thumbprint necklace

DIY Keepsakes: Thumbprint necklace

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s September 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article and photos by Jessica Robbins One of my favorite memories with my Grandma was making play dough in her kitchen. She used to let me stir in the food coloring, and we would […]

Raising financially savvy kids

Raising financially savvy kids

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s July 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Katie Backer “Oooh, I want one! Can I have that?” Have you ever walked through the grocery store, and heard a similar little voice or rather, in some cases, a demanding, little voice? Today’s […]

DIY Bird Feeder

DIY Bird Feeder

This quick and easy bird feeder uses stale bread (in this case, a sourdough English muffin), nut butter (here I use Birdalicious Bark Butter ®), bird seed blend, and twisty ties! Nothing could be simpler, and your fine feathered friends will appreciate the nutritious snack! Keep scrolling to the end for a schedule of local […]

Spring into Spring Cleaning!

Spring into Spring Cleaning!

Spring has officially sprung! You know what that means; time for spring cleaning! Don’t worry. With this checklist and simple tips, you will have the house looking great and feeling fresh. If you like, break the list down to one room per cleaning day or, prioritize which rooms need the most attention. Consider using this […]

Super easy homemade Valentine’s Day cards

Super easy homemade Valentine’s Day cards

The origin of Valentine’s Day is still somewhat a mystery. One legend is that our Valentine’s Day is based on the Roman’s festival called Lupercalia that warded off wolves. Another belief is that St. Valentine was a priest who served during third century Rome who married forbidden couples secretly. Yet another legend is that Valentine […]

Be a Savvy Shopper and Give Great Gifts This Holiday Season

Be a Savvy Shopper and Give Great Gifts This Holiday Season

Now that the madness of Black Friday is over…err…should I say Grey Thursday? Not really sure which it is but, either way, I’m not a big fan. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve scored some great deals on Black Friday online and Thanksgiving weekend sales but the one time I did the legit Black Friday […]

A “Cool” DIY to Try: Vintage Fan

A “Cool” DIY to Try: Vintage Fan

Smack dab in the middle of a 99 degree summer day this DIY was just calling my name. I’ve had this vintage fan sitting in my living room since I grabbed it at an antique store around Christmastime. This July heat had me thinking it’s time to make it over. Here is how I did […]

9 Tips to Becoming a Yard Sale Pro

9 Tips to Becoming a Yard Sale Pro

Garage sales and yard sales are a treasure trove of bargains, where savvy bargain hunters can find everything from barely used clothes and household goods to antiques, jewelry and collectibles. It’s a fun activity for families and it can also be a fun way to socialize. So we’ve got a few simple tips to becoming […]

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