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Special Announcements
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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.

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What's On Sale this Week

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The Pick-a-Pack is still on sale for $15! This is a great deal. Choose any of your five favorite Digests from 2009 or 2010.

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The Organization Bundle is on sale this week for $7.74. If you have been wanting to get organized, but not sure where to start, this would be a great way to do so.

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If you already have the January Digest which is in the Organization bundle above, but want to purchase Molly Gets Organized, it is on sale as well this week for only $4.77.
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 August 2009
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August means organization for many households . . .
Is your home looking dignified and grand?
How impressive are your organization skills?
Start now, and strategize to organize with this motivating issue of . . .
Molly's Money-Saving Digest-August 2009
The special feature for August is:
Organization for Busy Families
Get your busy family happily organized --buzzing like bees as you start to organizzzzze!
Are you ready to tackle the dirty dozen?
Learn how to organize a dozen different aspects of your life and home. From cleaning closets and sorting school papers to making meal planning a breeze, your home will soon be running more smoothly.

Order this past Digest today by clicking HERE.


Dewitt | Dreamstime.com

Sheets have many more uses than just to cover your mattress!

This newsletter is a little different from most that I have written, and let me explain why.

Yesterday as I went to my bathroom closet, which is where I keep my bedsheets, I noticed that the pile of mismatched items was growing. I thought to myself, surely there must be something I can use these for.

I started scouring the Internet for ideas and came up with a slew of them, so I decided to do a newsletter all about sheets!

The neat thing is this: You can pick up beautiful patterned sheets at yard sales and thrift stores for almost nothing!

I hope you enjoy these ideas. If you have any that you would like to share with me, email me!
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.

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Hi Molly Members,

My August Money Saving Digest is now available for download on your member pages. You'll love this issue with focuses on "storing summer's bounty". You can read all about it HERE.
I'm having a bit of trouble with my August  members freebie page, but I'm hoping it will be up by the time you read this.

I've also added some more goodies to the main Member's Resource Page. You'll find a list of groceries typically on sale each month as well as a listing of frugal travel related sites. Don't forget to check this page frequently. Remember, this page is your one-stop-shop for frugal resources. (And I'll keep adding to it regularly!)

If you're not a Molly Member, don't worry. You can join right here!

Hey, I Can Make That!
 Bedsheets to Curtains

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I have some very odd but beautifully designed sheets that I picked up last year at a yard sale for a dime (seriously, they only cost me ten cents for a brand-new pack).

I found them in the closet this weekend. Since I had just repainted my bedroom, I was looking for a new set of curtains. It did not dawn on me until I saw this post from Craftstylish to use those sheets as curtains!

Now my bedroom has this gorgeous deep-brown look (coming on the blog this week!), with beautiful blue walls.
 Featured Website

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My new favorite website of all time is Living Locurto! She has every kind of party printable imaginable.

In fact, she just posted about these cute Popcorn Treat Cones.

She usually includes free printables and a tutorial for the project. Stop by her site and check it out when you have a moment!

Ideas From Around the Web
Here are some ideas from around the web to use those extra bedsheets to the best of their ability.

In the Kitchen
Caribbean Jerk Chicken

@Jennifer Sikora

If you need a super-easy, quick meal, try this one on for size!

Have you ever purchased any of those marinades in a bottle made by Lawry's? It is delicious.

I had a huge pack of chicken tenderloins that I needed to use, so I decided to buy a bottle-- Kroger had it on sale for $1, and my husband has been wanting me to try my hand at making some Caribbean jerk chicken-- and just give it a shot.

This stuff was out of this world! It had just enough heat to make it spicy, but the flavor combination in this marinade was just delicious. It was a little spicy, a little sweet, a little sour--all the flavors just worked together wonderfully!

Basically all you do is thaw your chicken, pour this stuff over your meat and let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours marinating. Then you cook your meat however you want. You can grill it, fry it, bake it, put it in the slow cooker--the possibilities are endless!

We decided to grill our chicken.

Since the pieces were tenderloins, we had to really watch them closely so that they did not cook too fast and burn or get really dry.

Hope you enjoy this tidbit!

Molly's Money-Saving Digest
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Store and stock up . . . adding significantly to your savings!
Get the best pick on apples . . . learning a bushel of useful information!

Grow responsible kids . . . employing time management support (with three great forms) to inspire productivity!

This month's special feature is:
Storing Summer's Bounty: Canning, Freezing, and Dehydrating

Is your garden growing in abundance? What's your vision for storing summer's bounty?
Putting up a pantry full of homemade goodness? Stocking a freezer full? What great machine can save you money, makes life convenient, takes little to no effort to use, and is fun? Wipe the dust off that dehydrator!

Is preserving food at home really worth the cost and effort? How can you profit the most from your farmer's market and apple orchard purchases? Prepare now to store those special tastes of summer to savor during the fall and winter months! Do you love home-canned goodness? Discover Molly's favorite resources and recipes, and then enjoy a feast of food-preservation strategies and pantry-stocking delights from several seasoned guest authors!

Whether you're well equipped or curiously new to the methods of storing your bounty of fruits and veggies, you'll find a delightful collection of articles on a variety of appealing topics. You'll come away with some new and practical ways to help you save more and enjoy life more.

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