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Editorial Calendar

January

Lifestyle– Frugal living, paring down, goal setting
Money– Money management, career and balance, tax tips, FV challenges, track spending, frugal notebook, price books, coupons and rebates
Food– Desserts, oamc, comfort foods, stockpiling, baking breads focus on beef and avocados, broccoli, cabbage, celery, collards, endive, grapefruit, kale, oranges, rutabagas, tangerines, winter squash.
Leisure– Superbowl, houseplants, indoor games, seeds, hobbies and crafts
Home and family– Valentine’s day, date nights, post holidays, home office, appliances, white sales, seasonal shopping, blooming plants, bringing in color.
Health– Fitness, beauty, cold and flu, indoor workouts

February

Lifestyle– Green living, Reduce, reuse, recycle tips, homemade cleaners
Money– FV challenges
Food– Crockpot cooking, cast iron cooking, focus on chicken, avocados, broccoli, cabbage, celery, endive, grapefruit, oranges, rutabagas.
Leisure– Spring garden, hobbies and crafts
Home and family– Date nights, spring cleaning, marriage and relationships, home decorating, St Patrick’s day, laundry room, stain removal,
Health– Weight loss, pamper yourself, portion control, healthy habits, boost your metabolism

March 

Lifestyle– Simple living
Money– FV challenges
Food– Pantry, quick cooking, focus on pork, artichokes, avocados, bananas, beans (green & wax), broccoli, cabbage, celery, endive, grapefruit, nectarines, pineapples, onions, oranges, rutabagas, spinach.
Leisure– Spring activities, small space gardening, container gardens, herb gardens, window boxes, garden junk(art), collectibles, hobbies and crafts
Home and family– Home improvement, Easter, journaling, spring cleaning before and after, green cleaning
Health– Allergies, aches and pains, headaches, emotional eating

April

Lifestyle– Green living,
Money– FV challenges
Food– homemade baby food, vegetarian, meatless meals focus on vegetables, asparagus, artichokes, avocados, bananas, beans (green & wax), celery, grapefruit, nectarines, pineapples, onions, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, watercress.
Leisure– Vegetable gardening, summer living, hobbies and crafts
Home and family– Weddings, Mother’s day, pregnancy and baby
Health– Natural remedies, vitamins and supplements

May 

Lifestyle– Homesteading
Money– FV challenges, negotiating prices and haggling
Food– Backyard grilling, eating local, organic food, solar cooking, grinding grains focus on herbs and spices, asparagus, bananas, beets, bermuda onions, blueberries, cabbage, cantaloupe, celery, corn, cucumbers, grapefruit, green or wax beans, green onions, lemons, lettuce, nectarines, oranges, peas, pineapples, plums, raspberries, radishes, rhubarb, strawberries, spinach, squash, watercress.
Leisure– Outdoor fun, flea markets, camping, summer reading, parties, garage sales, auctions, hobbies, old fashioned lost arts
and crafts, dumpster diving
Home and family– Graduation, summer break, home scents, household solutions, Father’s day,SAHM and SAHD sanity savers
Health– Outdoor walking, fitness tools

June

Lifestyle– Frugal Living
Money– Summer jobs, family spending, FV challenges
Food– Marinades, salads, light meals, no cook meals, U Pick farms and farmer’s markets, burger recipes, frozen drinks and desserts, canning and freezing, picnics focus on pasta and salads, Apples, apricots, asparagus, bananas, bermuda onions, blackberries, blueberries, cabbage, cantaloupe, celery, cherries, corn, cucumbers, green or wax beans, green onions, lemons, limes, lettuce, nectarines, okra, peas, pineapples, plums, raspberries, radishes, rhubarb, strawberries, squash, tomatoes, watercress, watermelon.
Leisure– Summer travel, boredom busters, homemade kids craft recipes, hobbies and crafts
Home and family– Summer porches and outdoor spaces, 4th of July, pest prevention, birthday party ideas, pets
Health– Summer safety, exercise equipment

July

Lifestyle– Homesteading
Money– FV challenges
Food– Dehydrators, food processors, homemade mixes, garden vegetables, apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cabbage, cantaloupe, celery, chard, cherries, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, green or wax beans, green onions, green peppers, lemons, lima beans, limes, lettuce, nectarines, okra, peaches, peas, plums, squash, tomatoes, watercress, watermelon.
Leisure– Gardening, day trips, hobbies and crafts
Home and family– Back to school, DIY topics, moving tips
Health– Homemade beauty, hair and skin care

August

Lifestyle– Green Living
Money– FV Challenges, getting family on board, financial pitfalls, avoiding deprivation
Food– School lunches, after school snacks,apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, celery, chard, corn, cucumbers, rice recipes, eggplant, grapes, green or wax beans, green onions, green peppers, lima beans, limes, melons, nectarines, peaches, peas, pears, plums, summer squash, tomatoes.
Leisure– Thrift store shopping, garage sales, hobbies and crafts
Home and family– Fall fun, entertaining, decorating, choosing appliances
Health– Cardio, Yoga, pilates

September

Lifestyle– Simple Living
Money– FV challenges, supplemental income,eBay, home businesses
Food– pressure cookers, focus on apple recipes, dried bean recipes, apples, cantaloupe, celery, chard, corn, cucumbers, grapes, green peppers, lima beans, nectarines, pears, tomatoes.
Leisure– TV shows, hobbies and crafts, trash to treasure
Home and family– Winterizing, Halloween, holiday planning, time management
Health– Inspiration

October

Lifestyle– Frugal Living
Money– Utilities, emergency funds, FV challenges
Food– Meal planning, dutch oven cooking focus on pumpkin recipes, apples, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard, cranberries, escarole, grapes, green peppers, lima beans, parsley, pears, pumpkins, rutabagas, winter squash, tomatoes, turnips.
Leisure– hobbies and crafts
Home and family– Thanksgiving, schedules, routines, chores, cold weather tips
Health– Motivation

November

Lifestyle– Simple Living, Household solutions
Money– Black Friday sales, FV challenges
Food– Budget meals and planovers, cookie recipes, gifts in a jar focus on desserts, sides, quick breads, homemade treats, apples, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cranberries, endive, grapefruit, grapes, lima beans, mushrooms, parsley, rutabagas, winter squash, turnips.
Leisure– Winter travel, homemade gifts, hobbies and crafts
Home and family– Christmas, last minute gifts, decluttering, decorating, volunteering and charity, gratitude, humor
Health– Depression, stress management, emotional health

December

Lifestyle– Frugal Living, Empty Nesters, Senior Living
Money– Taxes, after Christmas sales, FV challenges
Food– Seasonal fruits, leftover holiday meals and baking supplies, apples, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, cranberries, endive, grapefruit, kale, mushrooms, oranges, parsley, rutabagas, winter squash, turnips.
Leisure– Winter fun, bulb forcing, hobbies and crafts
Home and family– New Year’s resolutions, emergency planning, frugal gifts for the guys in your life, Top ten frugal stocking stuffers, a round up of fun Christmas sites and apps, frugal gifts for pets (can include homemade treats and toys). Or last-minute Christmas gifts on a budget.
Health– Chronic ailments, sleep and relaxation topics.