Are you looking for a great stocking stuffer? Look no further, my books are a big hit! If your “kids” are now living on their own, they are sure to enjoy the tips and tricks featured in my books.

I have something for everyone! Don’t You Hate it When and It Works! are two favorites for men and women alike. Lots of great tips for all kinds of household issues.

For Crying Out Loud is perfect for the new mommy/daddy or parent’s-to-be in your life, and So You’re Expecting to be a Grandparent! is just perfect for that first time grandma!

Do you have a newlywed in the family? Who Makes the Bed when the Honeymoon is Over is just perfect for them!

Check out all my books here– they are funny and helpful!


Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is OVER. Tomorrow is December! The last month of the year. That can only mean one thing. The snow is coming. The chilly dry air is going to be here very soon. My hands are already starting to feel it!

Luckily, I have developed a fantastic (really- it can’t be beat) product that keeps hands soft (but not greasy) and prevents cracking (without the slime). Made by Hand is just what the winter season requires!

Everyone should have some of this in their home, and at only $7.95, everyone can!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I have come up with two great packages for you! Quilter’s Best Friend- this includes my fantastic hand gel as well as 16 oz. Best Press- don’t iron without it! Eliminate Pet Smells- get your home ready for the holidays (and odor free!) with my two best pet products! These offers are good beginning tonight (Thursday) at midnight and lasting through Monday at midnight!No coupon code needed, just add the two products to your cart and the discount will be applied! SHOP NOW!

You know the feeling… walking into someone’s house and the smell hits you: the cat smell, or the dog smell. Some people think having a pet means your house will have an odor. That is not true! Domesticated animals are, by nature, clean creatures. They prefer to be clean, and instinctively clean themselves. That doesn’t mean they don’t need a little help from time to time however!

Smelly Dog (Stinky Cat!) Pet Odor Eliminator™ is the perfect product to use in your home to instantly remove those nasty pet smells. Get rid of odors fast! You can even use it on your pet to eliminate “wet dog” and other odors between shampoos. Today only, you can purchase this wonderful product for a whopping 40% off during Power Hour! Check out my Facebook page for details!

P.S. This is a great product to use in conjunction with my other favorite pet odor product, Urine Trouble. More on that next week!

If you are, we want to hear your best Thanksgiving tips! How do you make sure all the food is done at the same time? Do you have a tried and true method for stuffing that turkey? Is this your first year hosting Thanksgiving? If so, where have you been looking for advice? We will share reader tips next week so chime in soon!

My favorite Turkey Tip? Make sure it’s done, but don’t burn it! Test your thermometer by placing it in boiling water. It should read 212 degrees. If it doesn’t, write down what it says and add or subtract that number from your reading while checking that turkey. Remember to warm the thermometer in water before plunging it into poultry or meat, too.

Winter is coming folks, and we are ready for it! The next couple of months are always busy with family gatherings, meals to plan, shopping and the holidays. Before the decorations go up and the food fills the kitchen is a great time to get rid of any unwanted smells in your home. Whether you have pets or kids, or just your own smelly boots, there is a good chance something in your home smells.

Atmosklear is the #1 rated odor remover on the market. It instantly REMOVES smells from any surface! Spray it in boots, hockey equipment, on the carpet, or in the trunk. Wherever you have a smell you want to get rid of, you can spray Atmosklear. This fantastic product does not MASK smells. It literally REMOVES them, on contact.

Atmosklear is safe, non-toxic, odorless, and biodegradable. Buy yours today– so your guests this holiday season remember the smells of the season when they leave your house: turkey, stuffing, pies and cookies.

It is Halloween today, which means lots of cute kids, fun costumes, yummy candy, and of course, sticky fingerprints and melted chocolate! How are you going to get those stains out of your kid’s clothing?

With my powerful stain removers, of course! You can use Formula 1 or Formula 2 to remove tough stains from the bigger kids, or Bye Bye Baby for the wee ones. Do you have big plans tonight? Will you be passing out candy? Would love to hear from you!

The weather man told me cold weather was headed our way, so I thought it would be a great time to share my best cold weather tip with you! But first, you must go get all your cozy winter sweaters out of the boxes in the basement or attic.

Did you get them?

Do they smell a bit musty?

If they do, have no fear. Just toss them in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet or two and a damp wash cloth! Turn the dryer to the “air” or “no heat” setting and turn it on. Check the sweaters after a few minutes. They should smell much better! This tip is best for items that are dry clean only. If you have washable items, you might as well just toss them in the wash.

Stay warm this week!

My Formula 1 and Formula 2 stain removers will be 40% off for ONE HOUR today! From 2pm CST to 3pm CST you can visit my Facebook page (just click the like button) or follow me on Twitter for a special coupon code good for 1 hour!

These are the best stain removers around! Great for color (Formula 1) or whites (Formula 2), difficult stains are removed in a minute flat! No scrubbing required. Today is your chance to try something new at a steep discount!

Hi all! I am having a contest! Submit a tip to solve a common household problem and WIN a cash prize! There are three ways to enter, and three prizes to win!

  1. GRAND PRIZE: $50.00 Gift Certificate for Mary Ellen Products, a Signed Copy of “IT WORKS,” by Mary Ellen Pinkham, and a 50% off coupon for our Online Store.
  2. Second Place: $25.00 Gift Certificate for Mary Ellen Products and a 25% off coupon for our Online Store
  3. Third Place: $10.00 Gift Certificate for Mary Ellen Products and a 15% off coupon for our online store

The contest goes until October 24th, so get your answers in soon, and tell your friends!

How to enter

Submit your tip using one of the following methods (only 1 submission per any method):

  • Send a tweet to @maryellesntwips with #mytip in the tweet
  • Send an email to with the subject line “My Tip”
  • Post on our wall at with your tip (please put “my tip:” at the beginning of your post)

Be even MORE creative by submitting your tips via video. Post a video to and send the link to your video through any of the above methods.

More info is available here.

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