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A Look Back at the
February 2010 Digest:
Spring Is in the Air ~ Frugal Choices Everywhere!
March brings us a
most wonderful time
of the year! You do have a welcoming, colorful, and happy backyard, don't you? If it needs a little work, keep reading!
Spring is the season of anticipation. Start a few seeds, try a new recipe, make a fresh start, and enjoy every minute. This is a prime season for you as a "keeper at home" to refocus and define your priorities as you realize just how much you can do with what God has given you.
Molly's Money-Saving Digest March 2010
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Baby fever is in the air! I know several women who are expecting or who have recently had a baby, so I thought I would share some of the baby shower ideas I have come across. At the end of this month, I will be attending a shower where we will receive a raffle ticket for each package of diapers we give the expecting mother. The tickets will give us an opportunity to win a prize. What a fun way to help the parents-to-be get stocked up on diapers!
This newsletter is packed with theme, food, gift, and decorating ideas for your next baby shower.
From the Blog
If you didn't make it to the blog this week, swing by to see what you've been missing. Don't forget to leave a comment. I love hearing from you!
Ideas for Planning a Baby Shower
Here are some tools and ideas you can use when planning your next baby shower:
A few of the following themes look like they may not be particularly frugal, but they will still get your creative juices flowing. Use their concept as inspiration and then check your local thrift and dollar stores for similar items to create a beautiful and frugal shower!
- Martha Stewart has some great ideas for a flower-power themed shower made mostly from balloons!
- Here is a cute pink birdie shower. I just love the little birdhouses and cages.
- Tip Junkie highlights an elegant bee themed shower decorated in yellow and white with a candy buffet.
- This apple theme is a great choice when you don't know if the baby is a boy or a girl.
- Here are some fabulous ideas for a rubber ducky shower and a fun rubber ducky centerpiece.
- This couple threw a gender-revealing party when they found out the sex of their baby. I thought it was such a cute idea that I had to share it too.
Frugal tip: Make your centerpieces out of the food you will be serving.
- This car seat canopy would make wonderful gift, and you could make it yourself!
- You could make this pregnancy journal for the mom-to-be to help her remember all the precious moments of her pregnancy.
- These bib clips are an inexpensive, yet practical gift.
- Baby sock bouquets and diaper cakes make great gifts or centerpieces. She says not to use dollar store stuff to decorate your cake, but I think it's absolutely okay as long as it looks nice.
Hi Molly Members,
Be sure and log in to your Member's Pages on Tuesday to download our March Molly Saves in the Outdoors issue! Then, download your free copy of House Cleaning Lists and Schedules, just in time to get your house clean for spring. This E-book is just one of several freebies you're sure to enjoy this month.
Not a member yet? We'd love you to join us. Only $3.95/month!
You might also consider a six-month prepaid membership as a gift for a frugal friend (or yourself)!
Cucumber and Cream Cheese Tea Sandwich
Tea sandwiches make a tasty, frugal snack at any party. Here is one tea sandwich recipe, but the options are endless!
4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup dill weed, flat-leaf parsley, or basil, dried and finely chopped
8 slices wheat bread
1 (4 to 5 inch) cucumber, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons softened butter
- Stir the cream cheese and herbs in a bowl with a rubber spatula until mixed thoroughly.
- Spread the cream cheese mixture on 4 slices of bread and then add the cucumber slices.
- Spread the remaining slices of bread with butter and place the butter side facing down on the cucumbers.
- Trim the crusts and cut the sandwiches into quarters.
Stylish Baby Wipe Case
This baby wipe case is such a great idea that I had to highlight it on its own. This would make a nice frugal gift, or you could make it for your own diaper bag. It looks expensive, but you could use what you already have in your home to create it. For example, if you don't have any spare fabric, use an old shirt or pillowcase. The trim from the pillowcase or the buttons from the shirt can be used to decorate it.
Molly Saves in the Outdoors!
Break new ground this spring!
Great ideas are blooming in
Molly's Money-Saving Digest for March, from gardening tips to outdoor décor.
But this Digest deals with more than just the greenery in your yard; it's chock-full of advice to help you have more green stuff in your wallet, too. You'll find repurposed projects, nutritious and frugal food, financial teaching for kids; and much more!
- Turn your trash into treasure.
- Try something new for your table.
- Learn the joys and pitfalls of pet adoption.
- Prepare your kids for keeping their own checkbooks.
- Do something useful with dryer lint.
- Read our prescription for avoiding a cold.
- Get hooked on homemade bath scrubs.
- Find out about freezer cooking.
- Be inspired by two entrepreneurs.
Read a full description here.