Healthy Eating Options – Thrive Foods

Two of my kiddos needed another jump-start on healthy eating. Spring is the perfect time for this as more and more fresh fruits and available at a great price. My son specifically asked for a chart with 8 cups of water on it! He hates drinking water, so I jumped on it to add any encouragement for him to drink more fluids.Healthy Eating Charts - Simply Fresh

Besides increasing our water intake, another thing we are doing to eat healthy is to replace crackers and cereal snacks with fresh or freeze-dried fruits and veggies. Fresh is amazing, but I don’t always keep it stocked up and prepared for on-the-go snacks.fruit-num-num

Right now, until March 21 is one of the best sales for Thrive Foods. March Madness is going on and everything is on sale up to 50%. You can order on this sale (while supplies last!!) until March 21.


Some of our favorites (we’re newbies at this or I know we’d have more favs!):
Sliced Strawberries
Apple Slices

I’m excited to try (upon recommendations from friends):
Instant Milk (best instant milk out there people!)
Freeze-dried Yogurt bites
Coconut Snackies

They have:
big cans (#10 food storage size) …
pantry cans (if you want just a little to try) …
or Snackies size (for on-the-go).

One of my favorite ideas Thrive has is the Q.
This is an automated shopping Queue that helps you stock up on food storage a little at a time.
So if you set your budget to $50+/month, it will add items from your queue to send each month set on that budget.
You can plan ahead and edit the lists, but it’s a good way to stay on top of food storage needs.
Sure, it would be nice to spend $2,000 on a bunch of food storage, but in my world, that’s not going to happen.
Little by Little.
SIMPLE stocking up.

Here’s to Healthy Eating this Springtime!

#shareGOODNESS print


This new #shareGoodness Print is based on a message shared by David A. Bednar’s “To Sweep the Earth as with a Flood,” BYU Campus Education Week devotional, August 2014.

This print will help remind youth and adults alike to use social media in a positive way.
It shares ideas for ways to Shine your LIGHT!

Display this print in your home.
Use the print as a handout to accompany #shareGoodness video during family devotional,
seminary or institute classes
youth weekday activity
or Sunday Lesson.

“Elder David A. Bednar has invited us to #ShareGoodness through social media. Every time you post simple, genuine messages and links, you help lift and strengthen those who see them. Counter negative posts with positive ones. If a friend is down, say something to cheer them up. Post links to articles and videos that reflect your values. Create your own stories that show that you are a disciple of Jesus Christ. Highlight the good in every situation. Speak from the heart. Be yourself.”

#ShareGoodness Tips

1. Use your own genuine voice and pictures.

2. Be positive as you share the goodness from your own life.

3. Respect the rights of others.


You will receive (9) #ShareGoodness 16×20 prints in .jpg form. (colors shown)
(can easily be cropped to the following sizes 11×14, 8×10, 5×7, 4×6)


Etsy Shop OPEN!!!

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Simply Fresh Designs Etsy shop is now open!!!
After 1 1/2 years, I decided to open it back up.
My wee babe is 10 months and adds to our busyness.
But there are good things happening in our life! (amidst all the challenges, as always!)
Head on over to the Etsy Shop.
I’ll be adding some items in the next few days …
… think Americana LOVE!

Happy Summer!

Announcing Baby #6

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The main reason I shut down my etsy shop: having a hard time keeping up with technical support when not feeling well with all-day morning sickness. We’re excited for our new addition. Perhaps this summer I’ll get the shop reopened if I’m up to managing everything. Thanks for your support!
we can do hard things with god

Simply Fresh Designs Coupon

2013 CHRISTMAS COUPONLooking for a last minute Christmas Gift? With Instant Download in the Simply Fresh Designs Etsy Shop, you can print, frame, and wrap in a snap! Enjoy this 30% off coupon on purchases over $10 until December 25, 2013 (use code CHRISTMAS30)

Merry Christmas!

Glow-in-the-dark Sticks & Necklace

Glow In the Dark Sticks & Necklaces

I placed a group order for folks in my neighborhood for these Emergency Preparedness Glow-In-the-Dark Sticks & Necklaces. I have a few leftover that I want to share with you! Each green stick (embedded with a ‘Choose the Right & Shine Bright’ custom Sticker) is 4″ long and is $5. The ice Blue necklace is also $5. You can pay via PayPal and when you do, you’ll be charged $3 per order for shipping.

These are perfect for 72-hour kits, stocking stuffers, trick-or-treating, winter-time fort fun for kids. Every night ‘energize’ the stick/necklace by a lightbulb or flashlight and it will glow all night long. Reusable! My 4-year-old loves to sleep with his stick as a comfort light.

Update: I have 29 glow sticks available. I’ll have a new shopping cart up soon at a lower price. ~ Email with any questions.


Just wanted to give y’all a heads up that at midnight tonight, Friday, March 9, my etsy shop will be set to vacation mode for 2 weeks.

No – I’m not going somewhere fantastic like Hawaii or Australia.  My dad is having a triple by-pass surgery on Tuesday (please pray for him!).  And my house needs some spring cleaning.

Be sure to get those last-minute orders in by midnight tonight.

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don’t forget the coupon ends on february 14.

Our newest addition

We welcomed Eliza Ruth to our family on August 15. She weighed in at just under 7 lbs. She is a sweet little soul and we are enjoying those newborn snuggles.

I’m not sure when I’ll have the digital store up and running again. Five tots under the age of 8 is keeping me a bit busy. I’ll post updates when I have them. Thanks for your support.

Photos by Alicia Jones Photography.

Howdy SFD Friends!

We’ve been busily cleaning the dust off this website, hoping to get our new site up and running for the holidays.

Check back soon for new designs in Photo Cards, Family Tree Prints, and other Custom Prints.

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