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Learn to Clean Your Vehicle the Frugal Way! April 26th, 2010
In This Issue
Molly Members
Featured Website
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
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We are now on CD! I am so excited to announce that you can now purchase the 2009 Digest collection on CD by clicking HERE.

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You can also get my cookbook collection on CD as well. Just click this link for details.
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:


 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.


Car Washing
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Have you ever looked at the prices of how much it costs to wash your car these days? I can remember a time when it cost me around $2.00 to wash my entire vehicle, but nowadays, it can run anywhere from $6.00-$10.00--and that is just for the washing part! That doesn't even include the inside detailing!

This week's newsletter will hopefully give you some insight on ways to frugally clean your vehicle and keep it clean. (I know. . . we live in our vehicle a lot too, so it is almost impossible to keep it clean all the time!)

Here are a couple of tips that I have learned just in the last couple of years about cleaning my vehicle. Maybe these can help you!
  • Make it a family affair and get everyone involved. Give each family member a specific job. This helps the detailing go faster.
  • Use a shop vac to clean the carpet. It works just as good as the vacuum at the car wash.
  • Instead of buying the more expensive Armor-All for the dashboard and other vinyl, use baby oil. It works just as good and cleans and protects
I hope you enjoy this newsletter on car detailing!

Until next week,

Molly Members

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We have started getting the Member's pages ready for May, and I cannot tell you how excited I am about some of the wonderful freebies you can get! May is all about frugal celebrations! Here is a small sneak peek at some of the free downloads you will receive along with your May Digest.
  • Tons of freezer cooking goodies
  • Wedding freebies (along with tips, ideas, and frugal gifts)
  • Another awesome WeE™-book from TOS™
  • Mother's Day freebies
  • Father's Day Freebies
  • Hosting a party frugally
  • Free Kids' Cookbooks
  • Nutritional freebies and more!
You get all of that for only $3.95!

If you have not signed up to become a Molly Member, what are you waiting for? If you purchase the Digest alone, it is $4.95! Why not save a dollar and get all the above to boot?

 Featured Website

This week's featured website is Faithfully Frugal and Free. If you are looking for some great deals, this is the place to find them!

One of the posts on her site that drew me there, was the one that Shasta wrote on blogging while being married.  She also has a virtual baby shower giveaway going on that you will want to check out.

If you go over there to check out her site, be sure and let her know that Molly sent ya!
From the Blog
Hey, I Can Make That!
Trash Bag
Photo and tutorial courtesy of Chica and Jo

Who doesn't have tons of trash in their vehicle? I know I do! I mean, we could hang an old grocery bag in there to throw the trash in, but if you want something a little more stylish, why not try this handmade vehicle trash bag on for size?

I found this tutorial at Chica and Jo. Never heard of them? Their site is pretty awesome!

You can access the tutorial for this trash bag by clicking HERE. While you are there, be sure to check out some of the other cool stuff you can find at their website!
In the Kitchen
Chicken Chili Sandwiches
Photo and recipe courtesy of Jennifer Sikora

Last night, I made this new recipe that looked so delicious on paper. It was even more awesome after it was done and I was able to taste it! Included on this sandwich is a combination of all my favorite flavors: chicken, green onions, cilantro, cream cheese, cheddar cheese--OH! This stuff is unbelievable!

This is THE easiest stuff on the planet to throw together. It will easily make about 8 sandwiches. This would also be good on some crackers!

Chili Chicken Sandwiches

1 8-ounce package of cream cheese
2 cups of cooked, cubed chicken
1 and 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1 4-ounce can diced green chilies
3 tablespoons of chopped green onions
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
4 hard rolls (or use hamburger buns like I did)
2 tablespoons of fresh minced cilantro

In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is fluffy. Stir in the chicken, cheddar cheese, chilies, green onions, and seasonings. Cut top off of 1/4 of the rolls; carefully hollow out the bottoms of the rolls. Fill the bottoms with the chicken mixture.

Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown. Sprinkle with cilantro.

These go great with chips and salsa or fried potato skins!

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

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?

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