During the winter months when the wind is blowing outside and the weather is frigidly cold, I love to find something crafty to do inside that not only keeps me busy, but also helps decorate my home.
This week's newsletter is filled with all kinds of crafty things to do that you can use to help give your home that special appeal you have been wanting--or better yet, why not make a gift for someone who has a special day coming up?
I hope you enjoy this newsletter as much as I did in putting it together. If you have some special craft sites that you think the other readers might enjoy, email them to me and we will share them on the blog.
|Molly Shares Her Favorite Books on Amazon
I am so excited to share with you about my new Amazon store!
My team and I have put together some of our favorite books and opened a store just for you!
To visit our Amazon store, simply click this link and you will be visiting Econobusters Online Bookstore.
Tips and Ideas From Econobusters
I love this website for all my crafting ideas! At Fave Crafts, you can find scrapbooking ideas, crocheting, knitting, paper craft for kids, and all kinds of awesome crafty ideas! The best thing about it is all of these great ideas are FREE!
You can visit Fave Crafts HERE. Be sure and leave them a note and let them know that Molly sent you!
|Freebie of the Week
Many Free Craft Patterns from Free Craft
I found another great website this week that is FULL of free craft patterns!
They have some of the cutest ones regarding snow(which come in handy right now considering all this snow we are getting).
They have something for everyone! Be sure and hop over there and check it out!
Recipe of the Week
Photo courtesy of Jennifer SikoraWhen I was a little girl, my sister would fix me Chocolate Toast for breakfast. It was the most special of any breakfast and only happened when I stayed at her house.
I finally got her to share the recipe with me so that I could make this for my kids. They loved it, so now I am sharing it with you!
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1 tablespoon cocoa
2 1/2 tablespoons of sugar
Melt all ingredients together in a sauce pan. Lay bread out on a cookie sheet and turn the oven on to broil.
Spoon the chocolate mixture over the bread and place under the broiler until the edges of the bread are browned. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for a bit before eating.
Create a Corner Bookmark
Photo courtesy Chocolate on my Cranium
I am the world's worst when it comes to folding pages in a book. This is never good especially if it is a library book. I found this really neat craft that only takes minutes to make and can be made to fit your reading personality!
These are easy enough that even the kids could make some for their books! To access the tutorial, just click HERE.
Ideas for Crafts For the Whole Family~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Molly's Money-Saving Digest
Living the Good Life--Frugally
Has winter left you waning?
Does your budget need a boost?
What's for dinner, anyway?
What keeps your abode bright, beautiful, and bouncing along?
Do you agree that much of your time is spent serving others
in one way or another? While it's a high calling and privilege to be
sure, doing so in love day after day can sometimes be a challenge.
That's our featured topic in this Digest-simple ways to share the love without running ourselves ragged or straining the budget.
Check out some highlights of this issue:
Learn almost everything you wanted to know about the simple but versatile potato-with 6 spud-tacular recipes!
Utilize four new printable forms to keep you organized.
Set up a "gift closet" and take the stress out of blessing those you love, while saving a bundle!
Fix your family a "love fest" of meals--another great weekly menu with recipes, tips, and a shopping list!
Take a quick glimpse at the features you'll find in the February 2010 Digest:
- "45 Ways to Say "I Love You":
What's a "love language"? Need suggestions for simple, inexpensive, or
free opportunities to show your loved ones just how precious they are?
You got it!
- Gift Closet Strategies: Have you
spent far more on a gift than you wanted to or could afford? This could
be your answer! Stock a year-round gift closet from which you can shop
as needed, and you'll possibly save hundreds of dollars, hours of time,
and loads of stress in a single year!
- Eight Ways to Survive Cabin Fever With Kids:
Is your home a cozy, happy place-even when you're "stranded" in
uncooperative winter weather? Liven up the day when you share these
fabulously fun ideas with your youngsters!
|We Want to Hear From You!
While we're on the subject of crafting-I'm looking for
submissions for my April Digest which will feature a section on homemade games
if you've made a game or toy and would like to share a photo and instructions
with our readers. If I use your submission you'll get the Digest FREE.
Thanks! Until next week!
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