SC Johnson Family Economics Blog

Save money, spend time

Let's face it: Times are tight and budgets are shrinking. But there are ways to stretch, and even (gasp!) have fun doing it! This blog is about finding ways to get more from every household dollar, and enjoy every precious minute.

Warm Bean and Bacon Salad

This simple dish is a Holden family favorite, served with a side of roasted red potatoes and slightly sweet iced tea. This recipe serves our family of five for dinner on a cool, fall evening...

Halloween Snack: Homemade Halloween Caramel Popcorn

...My Halloween Caramel Popcorn creation has become our favorite Halloween season snack. It’s so quick and easy, with very few ingredients. Feel free to omit the nuts or candy if you wish, or add some of your favorite “stir-ins,” such as pecans, pistachios and even yogurt or chocolate-covered raisins....

Organizing Cords and Chargers

...From cell phones and laptops to digital cameras and tablets, each and every one seems to arrive with more cords and chargers to keep track of. We all need a system that will help us detangle the mess that cords and chargers can bring. Here are four ideas that can help you organize your cords and chargers with ease...

Top 10 Money Saving Tips for Tailgating

...Tailgating is an integral part of the fall weekend routine in the south and it’s a great way to spend time with family and friends outdoors. The drawback is that it can get expensive. Try some of my favorite money-saving tailgating tips for a party that costs less but is still full of fun for everyone...

Lunch Packing Station

Getting our children up and out the door for school each morning is no small task, not to mention the time it takes preparing their lunches. To help simplify my morning routine, I created a station to pack lunches in our home.

Non-Emergency Family Car Kit

If you plan road-travel adventures, it is very important to pack an emergency survival kit in your vehicle. Such kits can be purchased pre-assembled or you can make your own with a little help from the internet...

Fast Food for Fall

Fast Food for Fall

Although fall is my favorite time of year, it seems so busy with my kids’ many activities (football, soccer and dance). Dinnertime can be quite a challenge, but not when I have recipes that take only 30 minutes to prepare from start to finish. This recipe for Beef and Broccoli is one of my favorite quick and easy main dishes...

Fall Fun for Less

As the leaves begin to change and the crisp, fall air arrives, it’s time to say goodbye to summer and welcome the autumn weather! Try one of my inexpensive fall fun ideas and celebrate the changing of the season with your family or friends...

Need a Fall Gift Idea? Mini-Pumpkin Bread with Greek Yogurt

...My three kids and I have been craving pumpkin bread this fall and this recipe for Mini-Pumpkin Bread with Greek Yogurt has been a staple. These mini loaves are so good, incredibly simple and they also make the perfect fall or holiday gift...

Utilizing Online Photo Color Generators

When you set out to create a new color scheme...you no longer have to rely on swatches and color palettes created by other designers. With online color generators, you can now create your own custom, color swatches from images found on the internet, or sourced from your own digital photographs....

Depending on many factors in your life, including your budget and schedule, meal planning can be a good or bad thing. To this end, I wanted to share a few resources to help make meal planning a little easier. All of the tools and ideas provided are FREE so you can try them and see which works best for you and your family...

Ten Uses for Salt

It is rumored that there are nearly 14,000 alternate uses for everyday table salt, including skincare and health remedies. Below are my favorite, top ten uses for salt...

Paying It Forward

The concept of “paying it forward” is nothing new, but in recent years it has become even more popular. The notion behind “paying it forward” is that a good deed not be reciprocated to the originator, but instead repaid in good faith to another unsuspecting person....

Best Mobile Apps for Dining Out

There comes a point in everyone’s week when they just want to go out to dinner instead of preparing one... So now the trick is finding a restaurant to feed your family without spending a fortune. Below are a few mobile restaurant apps that will help you feed your family without breaking the bank...

Must Have Organizing Tools

Getting organized doesn’t have to mean spending hundreds of dollars. You can easily use many of the tools you have at home or purchase a few inexpensive items. Some of my favorite must-have tools to get and stay organized include...

Quickie Jar Displays

Small objects can become darling decorative statements by using something as simple as a glass jar. The same effect a glass dome or cloché has on any item, so too, can an item you might easily find in your household, even in your recycling bin...

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