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In the Kitchen
Molly's Newest E-Book
molly goes camping

Do you long to enjoy and explore the great outdoors with your family?

Want to make that special connection with your kids?

Don't let a few varmints, mosquitoes, or mishaps spoil your fun--go camping!

For the price of spending a night or two in a motel, you can outfit your family for adventure and make memories for a lifetime!

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as Molly and her fellow campers show you how, in her newest E-Book . . .

No doubt you'll find that camping, in whatever form you choose, can be the ideal family activity. This awesome resource (73 pages!) will whet your appetite for some frugal family camping fun!

For one low cost--only $8.95--you can begin preparations for your next great family adventure now.

Just click the above link to get yours today!

You can find more of Molly's E-Books HERE.

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Molly Makes

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 June 2009

What kind of vacation can you look forward to on a frugal budget?
You'd be surprised!

Rest, relaxation, and adventure don't have to cost a bundle!
Explore summer fun and vacation ideas plus innovative ways to save, in this all new edition of . . .
Molly's Money-Saving Digest June 2009

Molly's Money-Saving Digest's special feature for June is:
Frugal Family Vacations

With a bonus: Molly Interviews the Hillbilly Housewife!
Do your plans for the coming months include some time for rest and relaxation? Even in these days of uncertainty and change, it's possible for nearly every family to enjoy a vacation, "stay-cation," or "day-cation. Discover great vacation ideas--even for those that can't afford a vacation right now!
This issue is loaded with ideas, tips, recipes, checklists, and more to help you plan for those special family outings--all within your budget!  With over 40 pages, there are so many ways to save and a lot to learn!

Order this past Digest today by clicking HERE.


Fathers day
Photo courtesy of Dreamstime

Father's Day is right around the corner. This year, we are making the whole week for dad special. We are going to fix him his favorite meals, relieve him of all his household duties like lawn mowing and taking out the trash, and we are making sure that he does something fun that he loves.

Father's Day doesn't have to be celebrated expensively. This newsletter will hopefully give you some ideas on how you can make the man in your life feel appreciated and loved.

Last years' Father's Day newsletter has some great tips in it as well.

From the Blog
Here is a recap of what we shared on the blog last week, just in case you missed a post or two!

Hey, I Can Make That!

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart

This is the cutest tutorial I have seen in a long time! Have fun taking photos of dad with the kids and then print out this template on cardstock and make the daddy in your life a beautiful reminder of who loves him!

To access the tutorial, click HERE.

 Featured Website
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This week's featured website is Extreme Personal Measures.

If you are looking for some great giveaways to enter, this lady has got them! Right now, you can enter for an Amazon gift card she is giving away ( I love to win these for school books!).

Be sure and stop by and say hi and find some really neat giveaways to enter.
Ideas From Around the Web
Here are some great ideas to help you make Dad's day a day to remember!
  • Create a super hero goody box for dad using these printable templates.
  • Make dad a scratch off Father's Day card.
  • Print off dad a greeting card from Canon.
  • Have the kids crown Dad as King for the Day!
  • Living Locurto has the cutest card and coupon printable for dad.
  • Dads can get a free Burger at The Counter on Father's Day. Just tell your server that you want a "BFD" and custom build your burger with 312,000 different combinations. Click here for a location near you.
  • Dad's can get a free meal at Spaghetti Warehouse on June 20th for Father's Day.  Click here for a location near you.
  • From June 7 through June 30, dads can bring a gently used tie into any participating Coco's or Carrows restaurant to trade for a coupon good for one slice of fresh-baked pie. The ties will be donated to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV). Click here for a Carrows locations and click here for Coco's locations.
  • Dad's can receive a free Cone or Cup at participating TCBY locations on Father's Day, 6/20/10.  Check your local TCBY to see if they are participating.
  • Get your free fatherhood E-Chart from Rose Publishing by clicking HERE.

In the Kitchen

Doesn't this picture just look fabulous? I used to be horrible at fixing ribs, but I kept trying until I finally got it!

What dad would not want to sink their teeth into these? Ribs can be pretty expensive, but if you watch your butcher, sometimes they will put them on sale. This pile of ribs only cost me $2.00! Delicious and frugal as well.
Here is this simple recipe for making THE best ribs in the world!
 BBQ Ribs

2lbs of your favorite ribs
Favorite liquid BBQ Sauce
Favorite Dry Rub for bbq

The night before you are going to cook these, rub them down with your favorite dry rub.
Wrap them tight in aluminum foil.
Leave them in the refrigerator overnight.
The next day, put oven on 300 degrees and let the ribs cook in the aluminum foil for about 2-3 hours.
Heat grill ( I have a charcoal grill).
Remove aluminum foil and place on heated grill.
Begin basting them as they cook and char with the liquid BBQ sauce.
Continue cooking and basting until ribs are done.
Like I said. . . simple and delicious!!

Molly's Money-Saving Digest
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Wish you could afford to buy a little bonus or luxury item?
How will you make room in your budget?

Molly's usual focus is on ways to spend less (you'll find that too), but in this Digest, Molly takes a look at ways to earn more money--from home! Maybe this issue should be called Molly's Money-Making Digest . . .

Join Molly for this month's special feature:
Home Sweet Home (Business)

Perhaps you will discover your work-at-home dream job!

Which luxury would you like to afford? Or maybe you don't consider luxuries because you are struggling to simply make ends meet. You know, adding to your budget with a "home business" doesn't need to be a major undertaking. It could be as simple as starting a resale business tied into your enjoyment of frequenting yard sales.

What are some highlights of this issue?
  • Entrepreneur interviews--Young and old alike share pros, cons, struggles, triumphs, challenges, and benefits of running a business from home.
  • New planning forms--Perfect to aid you in brainstorming and organizing your home business.
  • Summertime salads--Your family will stay cool and satisfied with these fresh ideas and recipes!
  • Kids' Corner--Join the kids as they learn to create effective business cards and flyers.
  • Amazing upcycling projects and ideas--Mrs. White, a new regular Digest contributor, has a true knack for turning trash into treasure! 
Each month take the wonderful opportunity to learn along with Molly, and make the most of your time and money in 2010.

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