DIY Savings Bank

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DIY Savings Bank Supplies Shoe Box Cardboard Scrapbook Paper Stickers Decorative Tape Packing Tape Glue Scissors (adults!) Step 1 - Find a Box We picked a sturdy preschool sized shoe box that was already pretty cute.             Step 2 - Make Cardboard Dividers Use...
We have a new, fun feature on Scottsdale Moms Blog. We are calling it Sunday Meal Planning Series. We are going to use these Sunday posts to share with you what the SMB contributors are cooking, or what recipes they enjoy....
Ah, how I love Luke Skywalker and Yoda, and most importantly, The Jedi Code: There is no emotion, there is peace. There is no ignorance, there is knowledge. There is no passion, there is serenity. There is no death,...
These brisk and dry December mornings have been a nightmare for my skin. I was so grateful to be able to try out the facial services offered by Kayla Hernandez at Luxury Skin Scottsdale. With her 13 years experience...
They say “you are never fully dressed until you wear a smile.” A white and bright smile is many people’s aspiration. It’s a proven trick to make an excellent first impression. Do you know what makes the teeth whiter?...
The holidays are right around the corner, so why not shop local this year!? The Valley is filled with countless amazing local businesses and many of them are owned by moms. Whether it's a kids yoga gift certificate, eco-friendly...
We are well into July and if you're like me your summer bucket list is just about complete. With another month 3 months of heat remaining, I thought it timely to share some of our favorite and fun water...
The Christmas tree pine smell, stockings on the fireplace mantle and the marshmallow hot chocolate on the stove. It's the season of creating a cozy holiday atmosphere in our homes and we all love doing it. Let's face it...
As a former retail manager, I know the benefits of delegation. It took me a long time to understand that even though I wanted to do every task, it takes an entire team to make a store run smoothly....
Being a mom during these times is so exhausting. We are suddenly full time cooks, teachers, house cleaners, activity coordinators, and expert online shoppers. Managing our household has now been taken to a level I don't think any of...
Raise your hand if you feel bad throwing away the countless wine bottles you go through in a week? Ok, maybe everyone doesn't go through countless wine bottles, but you go through a few right? (...crickets...) Fine. Well, you,...
Thank You Thursday {April Edition} Thank You Thursday is a sometimes monthly Scottsdale Moms Blog series. The team at SMB is so LUCKY to receive products, try new local venues, and hear about new things to do all the time....
SMB was just introduced to a healthy, chocolate, organic drink from Detox Organics. This is a dietary supplement that will help aid in digestion and give you a healthy elimination of harmful toxins while supporting overall wellness and vitality. The...
The kids are home from school and it is easy to use them as an excuse as to why you're not exercising. Let's face it - there are so many reasons why we avoid it: not enough time, too...
Discussing childhood immunizations can sometimes become a rather heated topic. Parents are faced with making important decisions about their children’s healthcare from the minute they first find out they are having a baby. We consult the internet, books, family members,...
Fall is here and I have to say that this is my favorite time of the year. Pumpkin everything is back and decor at the stores have arrived. I don't know about you but when I think of fall...
EDUCATION WITH REWARDS Who doesn't like to be rewarded for completing a class or a course? I remember when I was expecting my first little one, who just turned nineteen. I read every pregnancy book, took courses at the hospital,...
"Making a list and checking it twice." That's what this time of year brings to our homes.  However, "the most wonderful time of the year" can become quite stressful for some and a pure joy for others. Here's our take...
If you have spent any time house shopping in Scottsdale and Phoenix, you will notice that outdated homes are in abundance here. Last year, my husband and I spent almost one full year looking for a new home to...
My daughter has built an empire of collected art projects from school. They are wonderful in the sense that she's proud of them and they also tell me a story of how she's progressed throughout her preschool year. (eg:...
I absolutely love putting together gifts for my children, which makes it a struggle to not go overboard on their Easter baskets. This year my goal is to gift for their needs and hobbies. That way, if I go...
Second-hand shopping is always a good idea, especially for kids clothes. Kids go through clothes so fast; whether they outgrow them, wear them out, or never even get the chance to wear them at all, it seems that moms...
It is time for all things Halloween! These are some of our favorite posts on everything from DIY costumes and decor to scare free stories for kids.
The Arizona State Fair is a tradition that over one million people enjoy each fall. With nearly 100 rides, tons of food, vendors, and booths, plus animals, competitions, and performances, there’s something for everyone. When the 2020 fair was postponed,...
My dad always made these amazing Garlic Mashed Potatoes growing up. Everyone loved my dads potatoes, and now everyone loves mine. The secret ingredient: Sour cream! Garlic Mashed Potatoes 8lbs russet potatoes  16 oz sour cream 6 cloves garlic 1/2...
The following situations are based on my experiences. Please contact your doctor for any medical advice regarding your personal circumstance. Let me start out by saying that being “good enough” is falling way short in my perfectionist world. I am...
A common question many parents have is when should their child first visit the dentist. Although everyone develops at different rates, most children typically start getting teeth between the ages of 6-8 months. Some may find it surprising that cavities...
This holiday season, I plan to shop local by heading out to the markets for local finds! To be honest, I don't think I've been shopping at the mall in about a year and with the mad rush of Black Friday,...
We are so excited to announce that an amazing group of local sponsors has come along beside us and donated to create a generous gift basket for our 'Thank You to the Helpers' winner! Generous gifts for our winner $20...
Cooking.  To be honest I have a love/hate relationship with it.  Meal planning - boo, fresh homemade delicious meal - yay!  Cooking when kids are occupied and playing nicely - yay, cooking when kids are crawling up your legs...

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