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

Gift Guides, Shopping

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.

One news

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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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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 (

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

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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,

Home & Family

Celebrate Good Times … Come On!

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

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Money and Finances, Shopping, Tips

19 Hobby Lobby Money-Saving Hacks, Tips, and Tricks

I was late to the party but somehow managed catch up quickly. While Hobby Lobby has now expanded to California,

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Holidays and Special Occasions

The Gentle Art of Gift-Giving

The simple act of gift-giving has become extremely complicated. I blame that on the consumer credit industry. Think about it: You

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Dear Mary, Home & Family

Ask Me Anything: Eufy* HomeVac | Homemade Wrinkle Release | Is DIY Will Safe?

In keeping with the rules of the TV Game Show, Jeopardy, how about I give you the answer, then you respond