Entries by Mary Hunt

Back-to-School Rescue

The cost to get kids ready for school this fall is soaring. But you don’t have to participate. Here are a few quick ideas for how to keep the costs down, perhaps even lower than what you’ve spent in past years! Clothes Start with shoes. There’s nothing like a new pair of shoes to get […]


Make Your Own Laundry Detergent and SAVE

Today I want to introduce you to the idea of making your own laundry detergent. I know what you are thinking: Why on earth would we do that when laundry detergent is widely available? Store-bought detergent is a particular convenience for those of us who are already so busy we can hardly find time to […]

Meet the Newest Member of the BYOB Club

  For years I’ve had something of a love hate relationship with baking bread. It’s a domestic skill I could never quite master. And that bothered me in the way that little things can. This would be my pattern: Four out of five tries would flop, then in an act of mercy by the yeast […]