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Let's Go Pick Some Strawberries! April 19th, 2010
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In the Kitchen
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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!
 
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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:

Decorating

 Positive Mom

Yard Sales

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 April 2009


Swing into spring with a new way to clean--and find a niche for everything!    
 
Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition, but Molly Green and her Money-Saving Digest for April will show you some simple steps to do it in a new way as you spruce things up on a shoestring and organize without spending!
 
Don't you love a good yard sale? Learn to shop yard sales like a pro!  Each monthly Digest contains a Special Feature-an in-depth look at a specific topic. Molly's Money-Saving Digest's special feature for April is: Making a Frugal Fresh Start
 
The goal of this month's feature is to suggest ideas to use in three major areas-cleaning, organizing, and food (feeding your family). Start taking incremental steps toward lasting change . . . 


Order this past Digest today by clicking HERE.

 
Greetings!

strawberries
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This coming weekend, I will be doing one of my very favorite things--picking strawberries. There are so many goodies that can be made with strawberries. Just read on to find a few.

If you have any great recipes or strawberry favorites, email me and I will post them on the blog.

I hope you enjoy all the "berry" wonderful information about strawberries!

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We truly over-deliver with this program! An April membership provides you with pages of money-saving links and resources as well as the following downloads:

-Molly's April 2010 Money-Saving Digest
-Dreams & DesignsE-Book
-Fun & Games with Egghead
-20 Homemade Games for Learning
-Summer Fun Recipes
-Summer Fun Crafts

Yup! All for only $3.95. Enjoy! And if you're a current member, be sure and tell your friends.

 Featured Website
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This week's featured website is one that I just recently ran across. I was thrilled as I started to look around and found some great articles and recipes!

Check out this article about using leftover spaghetti squash to make a meal, or this one on using packing peanuts to plant your flowers?

Be sure and stop by and visit the siteand let Sandy know that Molly sent you over. You will find lots of great inspiration!
From the Blog
Hey, I Can Make That!


I found this really neat tutorial on how to make felt strawberries. These would make an adorable summer table centerpiece.

To access this tutorial, simply click HEREto visit Mr. Monkeysuit.

In the Kitchen
Molly Makes

This week as I was looking for some dessert ideas I got a  craving for strawberries. One of my favorite desserts has always been Strawberry Shortcake but that gel in the packs at the grocery store is THE nastiest stuff on the planet...trust me!

Anyway, a quick internet search showed me how to make my strawberries create their own yummy juice. It is so simple that a two-year-old could do it. Now granted, I did not make the shortcake from scratch. I used up what I already had at the house, but the next time I make them, I will definitely make my own. Without further ado, here is my scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake:

Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients
1 pint of strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup sugar
1 package of shortcakes
1 tub of whipped topping

Take strawberries and sugar and dump in a bowl. Mash with a potato masher until juices begin to flow. Allow to rest on the counter for 1 hour. Separate mixture between shortcakes and top with whipped topping. When you are done, they will look this delicious!

Ideas From Around the Web
Molly's Money-Saving Digest
Molly Makes


Bring back the joy of homemade treasures--
Enrich your life with simple pleasures.

Molly's Money-Saving Digest
April 2010

Join Molly for this month's special feature:
Homemade Happiness--Frugal Fun and Games
 
Let it pour . . . Gather the whole family indoors for some wholehearted, frugal fun!

Overflowing with thrifty, cheerful inspiration to use in the kitchen, on the workbench, for active learning, and for entertainment!

Actually, it's not just rainy day activities we're including in this issue. It's all about home and family-raising children, cooking, creativity, playing, and loving. High-priority stuff!

Do you . . .

Have a "get the most for your money" attitude?

Want to steer the kids toward more homemade, productive play?

View frugality as a fun, creative, and responsible way to live?

Like to encourage your children to learn practical household skills?

Love making things, especially when they come from something that would otherwise be thrown out?


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