FREE Molly Green Magazine: March, April

FREE MGM March - April

Leap into Spring with a jump start on all things Homesteading. Right now – you can get the new issue of Molly Green Magazine . . . FREE!

A sneak peek at what’s inside:

  • In Notes from the Heart, Patricia Hunter talks about using what you’ve got
  • The FlyLady (Marla Cilley) talks to Molly readers about getting started with a system to help life become more organized
  • Sharon White provides a fun, votive candle holder project in Something Old, Something New
  • Gardening from the North and Gardening from the South are sure to give you great gardening tips, spring is the perfect time to begin planning!
  • In Hearth & HomeLisa Barthuly brings you some examples on natural spring cleaning
  • Eric Osborn is back and writes from the male perspective in Ancient Ways in the 21st Century
  • Kids in the Kitchen is just one of the featured articles from our friends over at Build A Menu
  • In Here’s to Your HealthSusan Lyttek shares how to survive ear infections at home
  • Beekeeping 101 is yet another featured article that will walk you through the basics of beekeeping

The Spring issue will help you get organized using what you have, and with efficient tips from our resident expert Marla Cilley – aka. The FlyLady. Home projects, gardening, and natural cleaning articles will inspire and equip you to be the best homemaker you can be. Get recipe ideas the whole family will enjoy. Increase wisdom and know-how by learning about natural cures to keep the family healthy, and investigate the idea of a new family hobby with Beekeeping 101.

This is just a taste of what you will find in this Spring issue -but  best of all – for a short time you can get it all for free!

Go HERE to get your FREE copy now

Molly Members Can Access the Member Page HERE

Homemade Furniture Oil: Works for Me Wednesday

homemade furniture oil

*affiliate links may be present

 

Homemade Furniture Oil

This very simple mixture of olive oil and essential oil is a great furniture polish, and is so easy to make! Take
one of your old canning jars (with lid) or sour cream containers, and add 1 cup of olive oil and 5-10 drops of
sweet orange oil (or lemon, lime—I like the citrus oils here). Put your lid on, shake well, grab an old rag, and
polish away! Don’t have any citrus essential oils? Grab a whole lemon or lime, cut in half, and just squeeze half
of the lemon/lime juice into your olive oil!

Cut up the other half and use in another of your homemade cleaners. A half cup of baking soda and the juice
of half a lemon or lime mixed together makes a great paste to clean sinks, tubs, counters, etc.! Or just toss
your leftover citrus fruit in your potpourri pot on the stove, or cut into slices and run through your garbage
disposal to clean and freshen it.

Using homemade cleaners like this in your household is a healthy, green, and frugal way to take care of your furniture and your family homestead.

Learn more with Molly Green eBook: Molly Gets Organized – All in One Place -   only $7.95

FREE for Molly Green Members

linking with Works for me Wednesday

Build a Menu Anniversary Special

build a menu special

The Build a Menu Anniversary Special is here!

Have you “met” the ladies from Build a Menu? We have a special word from them today and we are excited to celebrate with them on their 2nd Anniversary.

Find out more about who they are and what they are all about in the guest post below:

Trying to get dinner on the table for your family and keep your grocery budget under control can be frustrating. Any busy mom can tell you menu planning can be one of the most frustrating jobs we have! Fortunately, there are services such as Build a Menu that can help you plan a menu your family will love. Build A Menu not only provides you with new recipes to choose from each week, each recipe shows the current cost to buy its ingredients at the store, making it super easy to keep a handle on your grocery budget.

BAM helping families

What makes it even better is that you can design your selections around the grocery store where you shop. Choose from different recipe categories based on your family’s individual preferences. You’re not locked in to just one menu, but rather you can mix and match any way you like!

BAM 3 easy steps

 

In three easy steps you can select the store you like to shop at, pick your recipes and print your customized shopping list. Voila! You’re done menu planning for the week!

Build a Menu has a variety of recipes to choose from for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks and desserts as well. Simply select the store where you want to shop, choose the recipes you want, print out the recipes and shopping list, and you’re ready to go…including the prices for the ingredients that you will be purchasing.

How great is that!?

BAM categories

You can choose recipes from any of these categories to create a menu that’s perfect for you family:

Family Friendly
Trim Healthy Mama
Low Carb
Gluten Free
Low Fat/Sensible Portions
Allergy Friendly (No gluten, dairy, nuts)
Vegetarian
Slow Cooker
Soups On
Crowd Pleasers
Manly Meals

Not only is Build A Menu committed to helping families save time and money thru menu planning, they also donate a portion of their proceeds to orphan care charities, so when you join Build A Menu, you’ll also be joining in their effort to support these charities!
To save you even more money, use Coupon Code 12for35 and get ½ off a year membership making it only $35 for the entire year.  Hop on over and get started now!

Molly members – Get a 3 month membership for Only $15 (regularly $8) See your Membership page for special code and link.  Molly members also have exclusive access to the special downloads from BAM’s Dine on a Dime menu and shopping lists – RIGHT from your Molly Member page!

All Molly readers can get a special $4 off on your first month with coupon code SaveMeMoney – or take advantage of the SUPER 1/2 off the annual membership with Coupon Code 12for35 – Go here to get started today! 

Frugal healthy lunch ideas: works for me Wednesday

frugal healthy lunch

Frugal healthy lunch ideas from Midge

Hi all! It’s Molly’s cousin Midge here. Molly knows I’ve been working hard to find new ways to be frugal and for this new year – I’ve set some personal goals for my health as well.

Fortunately for me, my Molly Green magazine membership will allow me to have exclusive access to the Dine on a Dime menu planner from Build a Menu (coming soon) AND I get a big discount on a full membership to BAM which includes the fabulous Trim Healthy Mama recipes to help me even more.

Now, I know you may be thinking “lucky Midge – being related to Molly and all”  but, this is not just a family deal - YOU get the same benefits with a Molly Membership – see,  you can join the Molly Family too!

So now, about those frugal healthy lunches . . .

I’ve been making my very own kind of “Lean Cuisine” meals for the week.  When I do my batch cooking  or prepare evening meals – I set aside food to build the lunches with the tips as follows:

  1. Measure 1 cup of extra brown rice to add to broth. Freeze in baggies for quick access.
  2. Place portions of rice in freezer containers and add chopped veggies for a frugal, healthy homemade lean cuisine.
  3. Use broccoli stems to chop small pieces to add to rice for lunch stir-fry or to salads.
  4. Use the tops of tomatoes and bottom portion and chop for a fresh pico de gallo - to add to beans, salad, or chicken,  a Mexican rice dish or fish – for an instant burst of flavor that will light up your taste buds!  pico de gallo
  5.  Use tops and bottoms of white onions and peppers you might normally toss out for the same purpose. Chop ‘em small and throw them into sauce or soup too.
  6. Freeze washed berries and grapes individually on a tray and then divide them into portion sizes for your smoothies and health drinks.
  7. Chop bite size pieces of leftover meats – chicken, fish, steak – and freeze in portion sizes to go into your rice or healthy pasta for a protein boost at lunch.
  8. Once cooled, freeze lunch size portions of your homemade chick broth  in Mason jars or other freezer containers – add leftover rice, chicken, and veggies for a hearty hot lunch.
  9. Use frozen broth to make a homemade Egg Drop Soupfrugal healthy lunch: egg drop soup
  10. Freeze stuffed bell peppers  for a flavorful lunch – use leftover ingredients of rice and lean ground beef, turkey, or venison to fill them with.

Frugal healthy lunches can be yours with just a little bit of prep and planning ahead of time.

Don’t wait to get your Molly Membership so you can take advantage of the big discount for Build a Menu and have the Trim Healthy Mama recipes at your finger tips – or just use the Molly Membership to enjoy the ever frugal Dine on a Dime menu planner!

Go here to get your first month for only $1 and only $7.95 ever after. 

linking with Works for Me Wed

Enhanced by Zemanta

Molly Green Magazine: Hearth and Home

Molly is celebrating Hearth & Home

 

In this issue, Molly introduces you to the new look for 2014. Join her as she bring readers along on a homesteading adventure!

 $4.95


Look for these topics and more:

  • This ‘n That will show you special ways on how to celebrate the months of January and February
  • In Notes from the Heart, Patricia Hunter talks about the 21st Century Woman of Excellence
  • The FlyLady (Marla Cilley) makes her debut appearance and talks to Molly readers about progress. . . not perfection
  • Sharon White joins us again this year with a fun project in Something Old, Something New
  • Gardening from the North and Gardening from the South are sure to give you great gardening tips
  • On Mama’s Mind brings you some examples of home remedies to help keep your family healthy this winter season
  • Eric Osborn joins us this year and writes from the male perspective in Ancient Ways in the 21st Century
  • Savvy Savings is just one of the featured articles from our friends over at Build a Menu
  • Beekeeping 101 is yet another featured article that will walk you through the basics of beekeeping

Discover why readers love Molly Green Magazine—see what’s inside!

Click here to view sample

The holiday season may be over but there’s no time like the present to teach yourself money saving tips  and Molly Green Magazine has them. ~ Laura Williams

Subscribe to a Molly Membership and receive all these goodies for just $7.95/mo!

All the back issues (from 2009-2013), 5 Molly E-Books, the new 2014 issues, The Old Schoolhouse Planners, exclusive access to Build a Menu’s Dine on a Dime menu planning, cottage industry market place shops for handmade goods (a networking and selling platform for handmade & homemade items), wonderful new columns from FlyLady, TheCookieLady, and the ladies of Build a Menu to name a few. Molly is spreading her wings to include back yard farming, sustainability, and all things home industry!

For only $7.95 a month (cancel any time!) you receive not only the bi-monthly Molly Green Magazine, but also MUCH more!

Purchase your very own membership NOW!

Molly has a wealth of information and support to share in one easy-to-read, handy resource. Discover for yourself all of the exciting and imaginative ideas Molly has to offer—ideas that could save you big money and needless headaches!

You’ll glean some of the best ideas and projects for everyday living that you can find for homemaking and be inspired to be self-confident, creative, and resourceful in your homesteading too.

The all new Molly Green Magazine is all about everything home industry. If you are interested in:

  • Homesteading
  • Homemaking
  • Frugal
  • DIY projects
  • Up-cycling
  • Homemade
  • Handmade
  • Back yard farming
  • Delicious budget friendly recipes & much more . . . . .

For just $4.95, download just the January/February issue now!

Join Molly daily and follow her

adventures in fiscally responsible homemaking and homesteading at

www.MollyGreen.com

And then keep watching for the next Molly Green Magazine.

New Molly Green: Sneak Peek Monday

all new molly green

All New Molly Green Magazine

Launching in January with all new benefits

Just in case you haven’t heard, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the all new Molly Green Magazine!  The blog will be getting a makeover and members will gain all new benefits as well as a new focus for the magazine.

You’ll enjoy the same frugal advice and information you’ve come to trust, with a deeper focus on the art of homesteading,  back yard farming,  and all things home industry.

Benefits include a video sharing platform to share how-to’s on canning, recipes, gardening and all related topics. Members will have the opportunity to network and sell their homemade & handmade/small business items in their very own cottage stores at no additional cost.

New columns from our friends at Build a Menu with exclusive access to their Dine on a Dime planner, and monthly column by The Fly Lady and more!

Right now, you can lock in the special rate – $1 for the first month, and $3.85 monthly thereafter.  This special introductory rate won’t last. The membership price will increase with the new launch and platform coming in January.

If you are considering a membership to the all new Molly Green, now is the time to get this valuable resource to help you save money, become more self sufficient, and to learn about all things home industry.

Join us here to get your membership and lock in your discounted rate today!

Need a recipe to use up leftover Christmas ham? Go here

Check back tomorrow for a delicious recipe & more – to help you ring in the new year!

Merry Christmas

 

merry christmas

We hope you’ve been able to use some of our ideas for frugal and beautiful homemade Christmas gifts and decorating tips.

I pray you are enjoying your family time, and celebrating Jesus this season, and every season.

I’m off to go bake some cookies and get my own home in order to entertain loved ones.

God bless!

 

 

If you need some cleaning help as you prepare for company – read the article here on coming clean for Christmas. 

 

Last minute homemade gift ideas are here and here.

Give Molly Green Membership for Christmas at a discount here!

Frugal DIY Christmas ideas

frugalchristmasideas*affiliate links may be present

In case you missed yesterdays guest post from cousin Midge – she brought us frugal ideas for thinking outside the box this Christmas. Midge has several loved ones who are avid gardeners, and she put together some wonderful gift baskets they are gonna love! Go here to read about her frugal finds in her gift basket. 

gardnergiftbaskets

 

(I am secretly hoping to be one of those loved ones who are the lucky recipients of these great gardener gifts!)

With personal, frugal, and handmade gift ideas in mind – I’ve gathered a few more choices for you from around the web. Each of these DIY gift ideas include step by step instructions on the original sites. Just click on the photo’s below to learn more and get recipes and directions for each project.

Be sure to follow Molly Green on Pinterest to find unique recipes, money saving tips, homesteading advice and more!

diy soap crayons

handmade lemon soap

branch bangles

Be sure to wrap up all your lovely DIY gifts with a beautiful burlap bow – go to factory direct craft.com for step by step instructions

diy burlap bows

 Don’t miss the Molly BOGO Christmas Bundle – see it HERE

 

frugal friday

Grab the button above or from the sidebar and link your post up below. Be sure to visit others to see their lovely projects.

After entering your link by clicking below, come back to click on the link again and you can click on any of the pictures to visit their blogs:

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Merry Christmas Membership Giveaway by Molly Green

Merry Christmas Giveaway

 

Sneak Peek Monday

It’s jingle bell time! Do you have your tree up yet?

I’ve been decorating all weekend with my family. It’s so much fun to play the Christmas music, put on the hot chocolate, and pull out the ornaments that are special traditions in our family.

We love celebrating with you during the holidays by sharing ideas for a frugal Christmas and by giving away memberships to Molly Green Magazine.

This is going to be the best year ever for members! In case you haven’t heard . . . . . we have a brand new magazine launch coming in January!!! This launch is not just a pretty new blog and website (although, I do find that rather exciting) but it also entails some new features I cannot wait to show you!

Right now, you still have time to take advantage of our special. Get your first month of membership and your first Molly Green Magazine subscription for only $1 and $3.85 thereafter. Prices go up with the new launch, but those of you who have already subscribed, will enjoy this locked in rate – for the whole year!

molly green nov dec special

Members will have a platform for networking and selling all their homemade and handmade goods, as well as to share how-to video’s and more!

Enter to win a full membership for yourself or for a friend:

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Molly Green Magazine Giveaway & Cyber Monday special

If you still have leftovers to store or want to plan ahead for Christmas leftovers – Check out our post here with simple solutions and recipes“What to do with leftover turkey?”

cyber monday 1/2 price

 

As part of our Black Friday – Cyber Monday – Green Tuesday special, I have included a free printable gift certificate you can use to give The New Molly Green Magazine away to a friend or loved one for Christmas (Our special price is THAT good)

Get the All New Molly for only 1/2 price between now and through Green Tuesday. Read the exciting details on the new exclusive membership benefits, and purchase your subscription here. 

Enter to win a membership below:

(use one entry or enter with them all)

a Rafflecopter giveaway