Kristin Appenbrink
Kristin is the senior editor at RealSimple.com. She oversees Real Simple's Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts, along with writing the Simple Tip blog and editing the Work & Life section of the site. Originally from Kansas City, Kristin now lives in Brooklyn and spends her free time making ice cream.

Recent Posts By Kristin Appenbrink

How to Remember Your Wi-Fi Password

I think one of the modern signs of friendship is having the password to your friends’ Wi-Fi network saved in your phone, but I also have those friends that just can’t seem to remember their Wi-Fi password (not to mention my parents!). So I’m going to encourage everyone to use this tip from Apartment Therapy Tech: Write your password on a […]

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Blemishes or Dark Spots? Apply Concealer With a Brush

We all have the occasional blemish or dark spot that needs covering up, and wouldn’t you know they are the most difficult things to hide. Luckily, our friends at The Beauty Department have a great recommendation about how to really cover those spots. Start by using a small brush to cover up the blemish itself. Then fan the brush around […]

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Create Your Own Subscription Box

I got the chance to speak with Vera Gibbons of Yahoo! Financially Fit a few days ago about all of the beauty and food subscription boxes that are available on the market, but what do you do if you can’t find one that’s right for you? Luckily, you can actually create your own “subscription box” of a sort using the […]

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Friday Links: Easter Bread

Several of my friends have recently taken up bread-making, and it’s gotten me thinking that I should try my hand at it, too. I’m considering starting with one of these tasty looking Easter bread recipes. (Find out more about Easter bread here.) Do you make homemade bread? If so, what are your favorite recipes? Italian Easter Bread, Revisited from The […]

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A Natural Remedy for Canker Sores

Canker sores are one of the most obnoxious ailments, and quite painful, too. And the over-the-counter medicines to treat them are often just as painful. Thankfully, there’s a good natural remedy—clove oil. Simply swap a bit of the oil on the canker sore to help relieve the pain. It’s also a natural antibacterial agent, so it will help the sore […]

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The 15-Minute Rule for Serving Wine

Whether you’re serving red or white wine at your next dinner, remember the 15-minute rule for pouring wine. White wine, because it’s generally served too cold, you should take it out of the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Red wine, on the other hand, should be served a bit cooler than room temperature, so put it in to the fridge 15 […]

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4 Questions to Answer Before Going to the Doctor

If you’re the type who gets flustered when you go to the doctor, be prepared next time by being able to answer these four questions. Not only will they help you clearly explain your symptoms to your doctor, but they will let him or her know why exactly you thought your issue warranted a visit. 1. When did you first […]

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How a Credit Card Can Help You Clean Your Cupboards

No, I’m not talking about hiring a cleaning lady (though that is one option!). Instead, next time you get one of those dummy credit cards in the mail or you have an expired gift card, you can use it to clean up sticky spills like honey, molasses, or maple syrup that might have congealed on your pantry shelves. Simply scrape […]

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Reupholstering Your Furniture? Bookmark This!

If you’re looking for a way to revamp your living room, reupholstering a piece of furniture is a great way to do so. If you’re thinking of changing up the fabric on one of your beloved pieces, bookmark this site: DIY Upholstery Supply Yardage Estimator. It lists the approximate amount of fabric in yards (assuming the fabric you are looking […]

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Smart or Silly: A Standing Butter Knife

I came across a post about the Standing Knife from the MoMA Store last week on TheKitchn. And while at first I thought that it was the coolest thing I’d seen in a while, I eventually came around to thinking that while it’s clever, it’s pretty unnecessary. What I like about the knife: One of my go-to snacks is almond […]

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