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Spring Has Sprung! March 22nd, 2010
In This Issue
Molly Members
Featured Website
From the Blog
Learning With Molly
In the Kitchen
Ideas from Around the Web
Molly's Newest E-Book
Molly Makes

Are you tired of the "what's for dinner" dilemma and the high costs of feeding your family?

Do you spend countless hours in the kitchen?
 (Is there something else you'd rather be doing?)
Don't fritter away your time, energy, and money . . .
Your life could be simpler --just use your slow cooker!
Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers Quick and Easy
You can find more of Molly's E-Books HERE.

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Molly Makes

I know this time of year can be crazy, busy and my Frugal Family Dinners Combo (especially the Slow Cooker Book) can be an immense help. I'm offering my blog readers a special coupon code for $2 off my Frugal Family Dinners Combo. The set is already discounted over buying individually, so the extra $2 off makes it a great deal. This way you an save money on meals even without using coupons!

To get your $2.00 off, use code FFD2OFF and enjoy!

Click HERE to order yours today!
What I Am Currently Reading
I get asked all the time, "Molly, what are you currently reading?"

Right now, here is what is on my nightstand:

You Grow Girl

 Pioneer Woman


If you are interested in learning about any of these books, just click on the cover to be taken to the description page.
A Look Back at March 2009
Molly Makes

May your heart be light and happy; May your smile be big and wide,
And may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!
                                                               ~an old Irish toastIt's time for happy hearts, big smiles, and "Making Money from Home" with Molly! This third edition of Molly's Money-Saving Digest is full of new, creative ways to provide for your family's needs while remaining within your budget-just what you expect from Molly! In this issue she's rounded up lots of fresh inspiration and information, so don't miss it!
Molly's Money-Saving Digest's special feature for March is Making Money from Home.

Order this past Digest today by clicking HERE.


Spring is officially here, and I am so excited. I look forward to longer days, warm sunshine, walks with my children. Frankly, I just look forward to being outside. After being cooped up for the winter months, I am ready to explore and garden!

This newsletter has some great tips and ideas to help you celebrate spring the way it was meant to be celebrated. Recipes, crafts, decorating ideas, and more--you should find all you need right here!

Speaking of being outside more, camping season is also right around the corner. I have a wonderful E-Book in the works that you will just not want to miss! It's all about camping. But more on that later. I promise to keep you posted!

Happy Spring, Friends!

Molly Members

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Hi there, all you Molly Members!I hope you've all logged in to the member pages in the last week to take advantage of the new Easter downloads and links. You need to scroll clear to the bottom of the March Resources page to find them. Believe it or not, Easter is just around the corner. It seems this year is already flying by.

I'm hard at work gathering great freebies for April and have already got some amazing downloads lined up. The theme is Frugal Family Fun and the April Digest is coming together beautifully. I can't wait to share it with you! I also thank you all for your support in making the blog and newsletter possible, with your memberships.

Featured Website
Blue Cricket
This week's featured website is one that I came across recently just by reading other people's blog posts!

What drew me to this site was this adorable fabric ring idea she shares here!

It is very springy! You can check out their site and all the neat posts she has by clicking HERE.
Frugal Living Without A Big Pantry

My friend Suzanne, aka The Hillbilly Housewife, just finished an free report on how to live frugally without a big pantry! This report is really up my alley as I don't have much storage space in my kitchen.

If you are like that, then you will want to read this wonderful report. It is free and can be accessed HERE.

From the Blog
Hey, I Can Make That!
Butterfly Wreath
Photo courtesy of MaryJanes and Galoshes

I found the most adorable spring home decor this week while searching for links to share with you.

Over at MaryJanes and Galoshes, she made the cutest spring wreath using brown paper bags--you know the kind you can get for $1.00 at the dollar store?

She takes you step by step on how to create this gorgeous wreath for your front door!

To access the tutorial, just click HERE.
In the Kitchen
Flat Apple Pie

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Sikora

If you love The Pioneer Woman Cookbook, you will love this recipe! It is so rustic and quick to throw together! The recipe in the book makes two pies, but I halved it and added caramel on mine which makes it taste--YUM!

5 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons of flour
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 package of refrigerated pie crust or make homemade pie crust
1/2 stick of butter

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Stir together apples, flour, lemon juice, sugars, and salt. Set aside.
3. Roll out pie crusts into large circles and place on a baking sheets.
4. Place half apple mixture on one crust and the remaining on the other.
5. Fold over the edges of the crust so that it covers 2-3 inches of the apple mixture. (Make it look very rustic)!
6. Dot the tops of the pies with chunks of butter. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and bubble. Drizzle melted caramel over the pie and then slice with pizza cutter and serve in wedges.

This is the perfect spring dessert!
Ideas From Around the Web
Molly's Money-Saving Digest
Molly Makes

Life is too short (and sweet) to spend it indoors-
Be encouraged that it doesn't take much money to enjoy life in the great outdoors . . .

March brings us a most wonderful time of the year! You do have a welcoming, colorful, and happy backyard don't you? If it needs a little work, keep reading!

As the good weather arrives, slip out the door and enjoy the warmth and smells and delights of that fresh spring air-in your own backyard or on your deck, balcony, or porch. You'll find plenty of ideas for thrifty fun, food, and other "fixins" right here!

Spring is the season of anticipation. Start a few seeds, try a new recipe, make a fresh start, and enjoy every minute. This is a prime season for you as a "keeper at home" to refocus and define your priorities as you realize just how much you can do with what God hasgiven you.

Take a quick glimpse at the features and what you'll learn in the newest Digest:

Monthly Feature: Spring Is in the Air-Frugal Choices Everywhere!

Eating Alfresco: This is the way to really enjoy your food . . . though some of you may not know what this means. Grab some no-frills ideas for everyday, alfresco eating!

Make Rich Memories in Thrifty Times: Included are a variety of wonderful suggestions for some frugal fun and catalysts to learning (bringing the family together) that you'll want to try now that the weather is warming!

Backyard Living: Take a close look at a number of fresh, money-saving ideas to help brighten your mood and your life!

Trying to economize? At $4.95 for each downloadable E-Book, you can apply just one tip from each issue to easily save the cost of the Digest! Still not convinced this E-Book is for you?
Click HERE to view a sample of this item.
Each month, take the wonderful opportunity to learn along with Molly (and her special guests and experts), and make the most of your time and money in 2010.

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Better yet, subscribe to a Molly Membershipand receive each month's Digest AND additional bonus resources for only $3.95 a month!

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