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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.

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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 wanted to get organized, but weren't sure where to start, this is a great beginning.

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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.
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.


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Greetings!


Dewitt | Dreamstime.com

I can hardly believe that in some parts of the country, school is starting up again. I'm so not ready for summer vacation to be over! No matter where or how your kids are educated, it's back-to-school time in the retail world, and you can find really great sales on school supplies. I just purchased 30 notebooks from Wal-Mart at 15 cents apiece, as well as markers, glue sticks and glue, and a few other odds and ends. We don't need them for going back to school, but we will need them eventually, and I won't be able to find prices like these in January!

A reader recently shared her designer folder tip with me. Have you seen the expensive, decorative three-ring binders that are sold in department stores? Her children wanted some for school this year, but this purchase was not in her budget. What she did do, though, was purchase the inexpensive white ones, and then she took the kids to the scrapbook store and let them pick out their favorite funky design. The scrapbook paper cost only 69 cents, and the folders were on sale for $1.50. The kids were still able to have designer notebooks, and the cost fit in the family budget!
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 which 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, it 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!
Pen and Pencil Case

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@Pink Penguin

My kids love pencil bags. When I saw this tutorial, I knew this was one I wanted to share with you. I think I am going to try to make this in the next couple of weeks.
You can view the tutorial at Pink Penguin. Just click HERE to access it.
 Featured Website

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This website has everything you can think of when it comes to talking about back-to-school.

Articles, printables, tips, grade level advice, and homeschooling information--this website has it all.

Click on over to Familycorner.com to check it out.

Ideas From Around the Web
Here are some ideas from around the web to help you get ready for that first day of school.
In the Kitchen
Snack Wraps


@allrecipes.com

If you are looking for a healthy sandwich alternative for your child to put in her lunch box, why not try a snack wrap?

Ingredients

  • 12 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 (6 ounce) package sliced deli-style turkey
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cups minced tomato

Directions

Spread cream cheese evenly over the tortillas. Top the cream cheese with lettuce leaves. Arrange the turkey slices in even layers on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle the carrots and tomato over the turkey slices. Roll the tortillas into wraps. Cut the wraps diagonally into bite-sized pieces. Secure with toothpicks.

(Recipe reprinted with permission from All Recipes)
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 farmers 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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