Entries by Mary Hunt

One Pound Ground Beef Makes a Meal

Hey, that was quick! It’s already Friday again.

Is it just me, or does it seem like January has been the longest month ever?! I am so ready for the weekend.

Recently, I had the perfect opportunity to test a tip sent in by a reader: “Before you pay full price for ground beef, look at other cuts of beef that might be on sale. If the price is better, ask the butcher to grind that roast or steak.”

I put that tip to the test, and Wow! What a difference. I saved 50% on ground beef.

I got home, divided the meat into about one-pound portions, and put them in the freezer. Now what? What can anyone with a family to feed do with just one pound of ground beef? I can’t wait to tell you, in today’s post. See you there!

Love, m xo (Yum!)

25 Items Under $25 to Help Organize Your Life

Getting organized isn’t easy. But staying organized can be even harder. A place for everything and everything in its place. That’s the mark of an organized home.

As a natural-born messie with a bent toward hoarding (who me?! 😳), I know the struggle. And I’ve learned the joy of decluttering and gaining control over my disorganized self and home—one drawer, cupboard, closet, and room at a time.

Today I want to tell you about 25 of my best organizational helpers—all of them less than $25 as I write—that can help organize your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, handbag, and car, too. See you there …

Love, m xo 😍

These organizers can quickly turn chaos to calm.

How to Beef Up Home Security on the Cheap

As a kid growing up, I lived in a house with security that rivaled Fort Knox. Every exterior opening was fitted with an old-fashioned hook and eye latch, which my mother would latch from the inside each and every time someone left the house.

Thankfully, these days, there are much better ways to make our homes safe and secure that are also friendly to all who live therein …

Easiest Way to Remove Burned-On Mess in a Pot, Pan or Casserole

Love to cook, but clean up? Especially when that includes a messy, burnt-on mess in a casserole, pot or pan? Not so much.

What’s your favorite way to deal with those kinds of messes? There are many—but only one gets my attention. It’s the one I use more frequently than I like to admit because it means I don’t have to work at it. The mess kinda’ takes care of itself. Can’t wait to tell you more …

See you there! Luv, m