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Wow! Can you believe that 2010 is here? Are you ready to make some changes in your life? For me, this year is going to be the year that I make some serious changes to my life. In order to do that, I have to be willing to set goals and make changes to my priorities.

In this first issue of A Minute With Molly for 2010, I am going to give you some tips, planning forms, and more to help you set goals for your life.

During the month of January, my team and I will be focusing on organizing, prioritizing, and evaluating. There are many areas in our lives that can definitely use all three of these things.

So let's start this year off right! Are you ready? Let's get organized!

Special Announcements
Molly Gets Organized Bundle 
Org bundle
Since our organization-focused Digests have been reader favorites hands-down, we've decided to put together a special "organization bundle" just for you. This two-part bundle includes the January 2010 Digest, with the theme, Evaluate, Organize, Prioritize. This Digest focuses on helping you prioritize and organize your time, money, and belongings. Read the description and see a sample HERE.

The second part of this special package is a compilation of ALL the organization-related articles from our 2009 Digests. You'll find articles on cleaning, gift planning, shopping, garage sales, menu planning, and much more! This volume is over 60 pages of organization help and encouragement.

Between the two E-Books, you'll have over 100 pages of information and resources to help you get organized, right at your fingertips!
Blog Highlights
Tips and Ideas from Econobusters 
Featured Website 

Life ORganizers

This week while searching the Internet, I came across this neat website. The articles here are wonderful, and there are tons of tools and checklists to help you organize and set goals for your life!
Be sure to stop by LifeOrganizers.com and check it out for yourself.
Freebie of the Week
The New School Year: Planning Your Course

Plannig Your Course

Sometimes in the middle of a homeschool year, our plans and goals change. This week's freebie is there to help you evaluate and re-organize your homeschool.
Click HERE to get your free copy.
Recipe of the Week
Broccoli, Cheese, and Chicken Soup


The recipe this week comes from my E-Book, Molly Makes $5 Dinners and $3 Desserts.
 I love soups and stews, especially during the cold winter months. This soup is a wonderful way to get your proteins, vegetables, and dairy all in one!
 Broccoli, Cheese, and Chicken Soup
cup butter
cup all-purpose flour
5 cups water
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
1 chicken breast half (1 pound),
baked, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 head fresh broccoli, cut into
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground black pepper
cup milk
pound shredded Cheddar cheese

In a 5-quart pot, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in flour, stirring constantly until a thick paste forms.
Remove from pot, and set aside.
In same pot, combine water, bouillon powder, chicken, broccoli, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer for 45 minutes.
Stir in the flour mixture a little bit at a time until soup thickens. Simmer 5 minutes. Reduce heat, and stir in milk.
Mix in cheese a little at a time, and stir until melted.

-Contributed by JulieBeth Lamb,
Oakdale, CA
*Photo courtesy of Sherez | Dreamstime.com
Weekly Tutorial 
Creating a Home Management Binder

Central Home Binder

This week's tutorial comes from Unclutter.com. One way to help set goals and prioritize your life is to create a home management binder. This step-by-step tutorial will help you do just that!
Click HERE to see this tutorial.
Photo courtesy of unclutter.com
Idea Center 
Tools to Help You Plan and Prioritize
Molly's Money-Saving Digest
Evaluate, Prioritize, Organize
Jan 2010 Molly
Are you squeezing 32 hours into a 24-hour day?
How often does your money do a disappearing act?

Is stuff overflowing your home and hindering your happiness?
Time, money, and belongings--everyone deals with them.
Find out how to get a grip on it all. 
It's a brand new year and a perfect time to evaluate just how you're managing, reassess your life priorities, and put some worthwhile organizational tools in place. Whether it's time, money, or belongings, learn to evaluate, prioritize, and organize--everything fits into this simple management formula.
Tie on an apron, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to roll (the dough)! Take a glimpse at the features you'll find in the newest January 2010 Digest:  
Evaluate, Prioritize, Organize: There are three "life currencies" that we all like to have organized--time, money, and belongings. To really organize any of these areas, you'll need to first evaluate and then prioritize. Use the tools included in this Digest!
Time: Learn to do more with the hours you have. Use a copy of the blank month-at-a-glance calendar page as a simple way to evaluate where your time is being spent. Prioritize your daily to-do list, adjust your schedule, and organize your days and hours to suit you.
Money: Use the tool provided to evaluate just where that money is being spent. Check out the wide selection of free budgeting tools and advice with the links provided. Learning to prioritize is one of the biggest keys to financial stability and progress.

Stuff: It's the perfect time to re-organize your belongings-especially with all those newly received Christmas items! Does your family have a packrat tendency? Take the month-long challenge! Do you have closets bursting with clothes? The clothing inventory chart could really help!
We Want to Hear From You!

We are currently in the process of getting ideas for upcoming newsletters for 2010. What would you like us to write about?

If you have any ideas for future newsletters for the winter months, email them to me with "newsletter" as the subject line

Until next week!

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