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Snow Much Fun!

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The wind is howling around the corner of my house as I write this newsletter. The weatherman is calling this a "monster" storm that is affecting two thirds of the United States. Winter is here!

Personally, what I like to do best when it snows is curl up with a warm blanket, a good book, quiet music, and occasionally look out the window at the swirling flakes. Usually I get inspired to make a yummy pot of soup and a loaf of homemade bread. The kids, however, have other ideas. Thank goodness their Dad enjoys the chilly great outdoors as much as they do.

Whether you're the curl-up-inside type, or prefer to bundle-up-and-play-in-the-snow type, I hope you'll enjoy the "snow much fun" ideas in this newsletter. Be sure to check our Econobusters website for bread and soup recipes . . . just click on the "from my kitchen" category in the right sidebar.

Merry CHRISTmas,

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This month, when you order the December Digest, we are including 2 special holiday freebies!

Not only will you get the December Digest, but you will also receive Sheri Graham's newest E-Book, Homemade Holiday Gift Mixes (it's jam packed with over 200 pages), and The Urban Homemaker's E-Book Holiday Open House: Open Your Heart and Your Home.

The best part about all of this, is that this WHOLE kit only costs $4.95!

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  • Inexpensive and Free Gifts for Your Husband: If you are low on cash this Christmas, here are a few ideas to bless that special man in your life.
  • Little Cash~Lots of Charm: Thoughtful and thrifty gifts on  a budget.
  • Family Memories: How do you keep up with all those special moments from the year? Here is a really neat idea.
  • Eight Frugal Family Gifts: Are you looking for a specific gift for someone but not a lot of money to spend? Here are 8 different gifts that are frugal but very handy!
  • What's Good About Home: This was sent in my one of my readers and it is truly inspiring!
  • Freebie Friday: Many good freebies!
  • More Free Christmas Music: iTunes has a free Christmas album!
  • Thrifty Traditions: Looking for thrifty family traditions for Christmas? Check out this post, and bless our readers by leaving some ideas of your own.
  • Also, for some reason Hillbilly Housewife's Freezer Cooking 7 Day E-Course would not work for those already receiving our newsletter. We know, that's just not fair! For those of you who wanted to receive it but couldn't, I've placed the entire course HERE. Enjoy!
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This week's special freebie is being offered by Hands of a Child. Katy's Big Snow Day was always one of my favorite books growing up. When I saw this hands-on project pack, I knew it was going to be something special for you all!

Be sure and go to their website to use the coupon code above to get 40% off your order.

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Snow Ice Cream Recipe of the Week
Snow Ice Cream

As a little girl, I would get so excited when I looked outside and saw the snow falling. I just knew what would come next. Momma would get the big silver pan and go outside and get fresh fallen snow, and then come inside and make a huge pan of snow ice cream! It is THE best tasting stuff in the whole world!

1 gallon snow
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk

When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency. Serve at once.


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Make these easy no-mess snowflake ornaments.

One of my favorite blogs is the Frugal Family Fun Blog. Valerie always has some neat craft or tutorial going on.

This week, she and her daughter made these adorable snowflake ornaments. Hop on over to her website and find out how you can make them too!

Photo courtesy of Frugal Family Fun Blog.

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December-- Comfort and Joy for CHRISTmas

Our Christmas gift to you. . .

during December ONLY, receive the latest E-Book from Sheri Graham, E-Book: Homemade Gift Mixes (200+ pages!!) AND The Urban Homemaker's E-Book: Holiday Open House--Open Your Heart and Your Home with your purchase of Molly's December Digest! Just in time for Christmas! A link to the bonus E-Books will be available after checkout.

With so much to do and less than a month to get it all done, the December Molly's Money-Saving Digest E-Book shows you exactly how to get those loose ends all wrapped up--in December, or any time of the year!

Get excited about giving to others! Make some spectacular gifts yourself quickly and easily. Enjoy phenomenal tips to keep the holiday season stress-free right into January as you put Molly's ideas to good use! Return to the Digest to use them all year long.

Tucked neatly within the pages of Molly's Digest, you'll find truly unique, money-saving gifts to warm aching muscles or provide emergency light, bringing your thoughtfulness to mind long after Christmas. Gifts to reach the heart through taste buds--from dessert to bread and snacks, or cleaning recipes you and your gift recipients will appreciate!

Monthly Feature-- "Comfort and Joy for Christmas" will be exactly what your family feels when you simplify and minimize. Be courageous this Christmas and eliminate obligation and guilt, consider family gift-giving, agreeing to end gift exchanges or to make homemade gifts-Molly tells you how! Enjoy comfort and joy all year long as you put these ideas to continued good use in your gift giving.

  • Eight Frugal Family Gifts will ignite creativity in your entire family.
  • Twelve Generic but Sensible Gift Ideas are incredibly fun to personalize!
  • Ten Fabulous and Frugal Foodie Gifts provide the thoughtfulness of both time and taste to friends and family!
  • Let's Get Together! Make hosting a holiday brunch much simpler than you ever imagined!
  • All the Trimmings includes tips for decorating, wrapping, and all the holiday trimmings with a thrifty perspective.

"Above all, relax, refocus, and realize that Christmas is about Christ's birth . . . not about staging a magazine-perfect production and trying to meet unrealistic expectations-financially or otherwise. Take the holiday back-for faith, family, and friends. Resolve to keep it simple and sweet."

Order your copy of Molly's Money-Saving Digest today!

We Want to Hear From You!

I'm working on the February Digest and have two questions for our readers . . . but I need to hear from you THIS WEEK!
Do you have any ideas for re-purposing a 2-liter pop bottle?
Can you suggest low-cost or no-cost ways to show your family and friends that you love them?

Until next week!
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