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Happy Mother's Day! May 3rd, 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
 
You can find more of Molly's E-Books HERE.

Sponsor of the Week

 Molly Makes


As many of you know, we're big fans of the Couponizer around here. Therefore, I thought I'd let you know that they're having a Mother's Day sale that saves you 10% off all Couponizer products (excluding combos).  Just use the code SAVENOW when you check out. The offer is good through May 30.

Click HEREfor details.
On Sale at Econobusters
Molly Makes

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.

Molly Makes

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:

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!

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The Love of a Mother

by: Anonymous
 
A Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain

It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away

It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking

It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems

It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation

A many splendor miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.


Molly Members

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My May Digest is available for download on the Member's site and will be available in the store shortly. All you Molly Members can log in to the blog and download now, though. I know you'll especially enjoy this issue that focuses on gift-giving, celebrations and parties.

We have some great freebies in the special Member's-Only Page as well. This month 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)
  • Inexpensive Organization E-book (creative organization ideas)
  • A Baby Shower for Jesus E-book (encouragement for Moms)
  • Mother's and Father's Day ideas
  • Ideas for hospitality and parties
  • A Free Kids' Cookbook
  • 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 Pickles and Lollipops. If you are looking for some wonderful encouragement as a mother as well as some great deals and giveaways, then this is the place for you!

You might enjoy this post on how young is too young to babysit, or this one on redecorating.

Hop on over there and check out this fabulous site!


From the Blog
Hey, I Can Make That!

Photo courtesy of Craft Elf

This adorable craft is one that I definitely plan on making for my mother-in-law this year. She is always looking for a pen and she loves flowers, so now she will have this beautiful pen pot all for her own!

To access the tutorial, just click here.
In the Kitchen

Photo courtesy of For Such a Time as This

Do you love lasagna? Why not try this rendition of lasagna? It is super delicious!

Fried Lasagna Bites


1 box of manicotti shells
1 lb ground beef
1 jar of spaghetti sauce (or homemade)
1 tub of cottage cheese
1 bag of shredded mozarella cheese
2 cups of bread crumbs
1 cup flour
2 eggs
salt and pepper to taste

Cook manicotti shells according to package directions.

Brown ground beef

Pour in about 1 cup of sauce.

Pour this into a bowl and allow to cool.

Also allow manicotti shells to cool once removed from boiling water.

After ground beef is cooled, mix cottage cheese and mozzarella together with ground beef mixture.

Stuff into manicotti shells until completely full.

Freeze until firm and can be sliced into thirds easily.

Once sliced into thirds, roll each section in flour, then dip into egg mixture, then roll in bread crumbs.

Fry until golden brown.

Use remaining spaghetti sauce as a dip for your bites!

If you decide to try this recipe, let me know!

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?


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.

Need to economize? Subscribe to a Molly Membership!
For only $3.95 a month (cancel anytime!) you receive not only the monthly Molly's Money-Saving Digest, but much more!  Purchase NOW!


Don't forget, you can download a free Molly binder cover from the Schoolhouse Store!