When Christmas is Hard

It wasn’t that big of a deal, really. Still, I felt a twinge of sadness whenever I thought about it

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Holidays and Special Occasions

Traditions: The Glue the Holds Families Together

Family traditions are the rituals and practices a family shares that strengthen that family’s bonds and create lasting memories. Traditions,

Gifts, Holidays and Special Occasions

Best Creative and Inexpensive Homemade Gifts!

Well, here we go … just two weeks to go before Christmas and only 12 days before my kiddos all

Gift Guides

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies Plus a GIVEAWAY!

Happy Saturday, everyone! I just uploaded one more 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, my best inexpensive ideas for the Foodies on

Food & Recipes, Holidays and Special Occasions

Just in Time for the Holidays Gift-Worthy Caramel Corn

For years, I’ve tried to make caramel corn, without success. It was either too soggy or too chewy. Or the

Clothing and Accessories, Home & Family

From Closet Chaos to Organized in 5 Easy Steps

What’s behind your closet door? Orderly rows of shoes, stacks of folded t-shirts and hanging clothes arranged by color and

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Holidays and Special Occasions, Home & Family

The Best Christmas Book Ever

In the crush of holiday wish lists, gadgets, toys and media hype, it’s easy to overlook the four things experts

Food & Recipes, Holidays and Special Occasions

Cinnamon Rolls So Decadent, So Simple, it Might Be Illegal

There was a time that I felt compelled to rise early on Christmas morning to bake Cinnamon Rolls—my family’s breakfast

Gift Guides

2018 Holiday Gift Guide, Part 4—Best Gifts for Him

  We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a

Gift Guides

2018 Holiday Gift Guide, Part 3—Best Gifts for Teens

Finding the perfect gift for teen boys and girls is almost impossible. So forget trying to be perfect and concentrate

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Waffle Cornbread, Reverse Spicy Heat and More Great Reader Tips

Quite possibly, the thing I enjoy most about this job of mine is that I get to read, ponder—sometimes shriek


Ultimate Guide to Proper Regifting

It happened in front of all my friends at a bridal shower for me, the next bride-to-be in our circle

Holidays and Special Occasions

Make Memories and You’ll Give Gifts for a Lifetime

If you could use an injection of fresh ideas for how to make this Holiday Season meaningful for the children

Home & Family, Pets

A Machine that Gets Pet and Human Hair Out of Carpet Like Magic

How often have you been vacuuming and you turn off the vacuum only to see stray hairs—from your own head

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Gift Guides

2018 Holiday Gift Guide, Part 2—Best Gift Ideas for Her

If you’re having a difficult time finding just the right gifts for women in your life—young and old; gifts that

Food & Recipes

Secrets to No-Fail Tender Juicy Chicken Breasts

They’re convenient and, we’re told, more healthy. But there are few things quite as boring or more difficult to prepare


2018 Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1—Mary’s Favorite Things

It’s here … the biggest gift-giving season of the year, which I’m sure you’ve noticed by now.

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Holidays and Special Occasions, Tips

Oh, Christmas Tree!

As tempting as a pricey, artificial, pre-lit Christmas tree may be, few things about the holidays are as satisfying as

Happy Thanksgiving
Holidays and Special Occasions

Make Every Day Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving so much I would say it vies for first place in my favorite holiday lineup. I love

Mary's Perspective

The Season of Giving

It’s that time of year again when everyone wants your money. Brace yourself for more dinnertime phone calls and mailbox

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Home & Family

17 Ways to Use Coffee Filters that Don’t Involve Coffee

It was a dumb mistake. I grabbed the biggest package of coffee filters—a pack of 1,000—only to discover much later

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Best Inexpensive, Home & Family

Best Inexpensive Toaster, Eufy Customer Service, Stainless Steel Cleaner

There are times that the old adage that you get what you pay for doesn’t hold up.

Sometimes, it’s the

Mary's Perspective, Money and Finances

Eight Little Words That Can Change Your Life

You hear it all the time, but do you know what it means to live below your means? Have you

Holidays and Special Occasions, Tips

A Mishmash of Ideas and Holiday Tips

As we face the crush the Holiday prep, could you possibly use some help? Try these tips and ideas on

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Food & Recipes, Holidays and Special Occasions

Time to Load Up on Baking Supplies

If you entered the GIVEAWAY for copies of my book, Debt-Proof Your Christmas … please check the post ( https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=28416

Holidays and Special Occasions

Take the Stress Out of Entertaining with a Holiday Potluck

Whether you are invited or doing the inviting this holiday season, choosing a potluck over a more formal dinner party

relaxing-at-the-fireplace-on-winter evening

A Clever Purpose for Useless Candle Stubs and More Great Reader Tips

An unintended consequence of embracing a frugal lifestyle is that gnawing tendency to never throw anything away. Fight the feeling,

Holidays and Special Occasions

9 Ways to Avoid Christmas Debt Even If You’re Short on Cash—Plus a GIVEAWAY!

To pull off an all-cash Christmas in the face of a credit-aggressive retail industry will be like holding back the

Book Reviews

Celebrate Good Times … Come On! – UPDATED

Celebrate? With all that’s going on in our world?  You bet. We need to celebrate wherever, whenever, and as often

Money and Finances

How to Stay on Track with a Rollercoaster Income

If you are among the millions of people in this country who don’t really know how or when they will

Cleaning, Tips

In the End Flannel Makes Great Cleaning Cloths, Plus More Great Reader Tips

When Swiffer WetJet hit the market years ago, consumers went wild for it. I loved my Swiffer, but did not