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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.

Special Announcements
Molly Fresh

You asked, we listened! You want great, tasty recipes with simple, fresh ingredients. Get ready then to "freshen up" and bask in the best of summer.

Enjoy 22 pages of fresh and easy recipes, fabulous household tips, and more! Full color, eye-catching photos with each easy-to-use recipe!

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Motivated Moms is having a great sale on the 2010 Chore Planner!

Usually these planners are $8.00, but right now, you can get one for only $4.00!

Click HERE to get yours.
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 July 2009
Molly Makes

You're on a tight budget and the kids are growing out of their clothes.
What options do you have?

Are you a bit challenged in the sewing department, or do you wonder if sewing is really worthwhile?
Don't miss out on this special, fun issue of . . .

Molly's Money-Saving Digest
July 2009

Molly's special feature for July is: Frugal Fashion

Check out some great summer saving ideas--updating your wardrobe --looking your best for less --upcycled sewing projects . . .
PLUS there are three special bonus pages included at the end of the Digest. If you've ever wanted to try sewing, this would be a great place to start!

This issue is loaded with ideas, tips, recipes, checklists, and more.

Order this past Digest today by clicking HERE.


Outdoor Games
Mtsyri | Dreamstime.com

With just a few weeks until school resumes, I am sure you are like me looking for ways to keep your kids engaged!

Instead of the kids playing video games and watching t.v. for the remainder of the summer, why not use some of these great ideas for outdoor summer games?

Be sure and check out the July Digest for some summer fun A-Z!

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!
Molly Members

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Hey, I Can Make That!

 Treasure Stones

Travel Notebook

Do your kids love to break open rocks to see what they can find? My kids love these treasure stones. Each one is filled with a secret treasure nestled inside each rock.

Click HERE to visit Sew Can Do to find out how you can make these adorable stones.

 Featured Website

Molly Makes

I have found another website that is full of great deals and helpful tips.

Penny Pinching Penguin offers deals, giveaways, coupons, freebies, and tips on how to live a more frugal lifestyle.

In fact, you might just like this post on the ways that she makes money on the Internet. You can also check out this post on how she got 228 diapers for only $18. I am impressed!

Hop on over there and check out her website! Tell her that Molly sent ya!

Ideas From Around the Web
Here are some ideas from around the web to help you have a ton of fun the rest of the summer.

  • If you need to get rid of the pesky bugs while you are outside playing, try this tip for a homemade wasp trap.
  • Download Molly Fresh! to see a picture of our version (as well as a couple more frugal pest traps).
  • What goes better with summer fun than watermelon? Here is a blog post I did last year about all kinds of watermelon goodness!
In the Kitchen
Summer Watermelon Salad

By: MomZilla (Evin)
All Recipes.com

This salad is one that just hit the spot when I came in outside from playing with my children. While they were just having slices of watermelon, I decided to try this on for size!


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cups 2-inch cubes watermelon
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced very thin
  • coarsely ground black pepper to taste


  1. Mix the vinegar and Dijon mustard in a bowl. Stir the garlic, salt, and pepper into the mixture. Slowly stream the olive oil into the dressing while whisking vigorously. Place the dressing in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Combine the watermelon, feta cheese, and red onion in a large bowl; toss lightly to mix. Season with the coarsely ground black pepper. Pour about half the dressing over the salad; gently toss to coat. Refrigerate the salad at least 30 minutes. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the salad just before serving.

Molly's Money-Saving Digest
Molly Makes

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."-Sam Deen

Do you know how to be respectably lazy?
To take some time to observe and appreciate the beauty and miracles in creation around us, reconnect with family and friends, and simply enjoy the company of those closest to us?

From a picnic day for someone special in your child's life to summer sales, great park activities, oven-less recipes, and more, this edition of Molly's Money-Saving Digest is superb!

If you love fun--and who doesn't?--
you will be mesmerized by the information included as July's monthly feature!

Molly's Money-Saving Digest's July feature is . . .
Summer Fun From A to Z

Does summer fun evade you? Or has your family slipped into seasonal habits that need some refreshing? Are you ready for a little excitement this July?

The alphabet takes on a whole new meaning when every letter provides another exciting summertime activity! This month's special feature can help you learn:

  • How to make the coolest bracelets ever!
  • A new use for a clothesline--they are good for far more than drying a few towels.
  • All about the wonders of the Fourth of July--from art to fireworks.
  • Great new uses for lots of things, from Frisbees to hula hoops!
  • How to find unique places to visit--from national parks to lighthouses and more.
  • And you will love what Molly came up with for the last few letters of the alphabet!
Slow down this summer and really consider the many wonderful components that make up Molly's Money-Saving Digest.

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