Homemade Furniture Oil: Works for Me Wednesday

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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.

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, New Molly – Green Tuesday!

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Happy Monday Y’all!

 

I do hope all your Thanksgiving plans are falling into place.

Today we get a sneak peek at the Molly Green Black Friday – Cyber Monday – Green Tuesday SALE! (It’s a mouthful for sure)

Although I cannot yet spill the beans on the exact nature of the sale price – I can tell you it will be fantastic and that it may have a little something to do with slashing annual membership prices with my gardening shears! 

We are so very thankful for you,  and on that note, we will begin our “knock your socks off” special on Thanksgiving and continue right on through to the brand new  holiday named after – yours truly. . . .

I know! I was just as surprised as you are to hear that the whole world will be celebrating the brand new Molly Green with the upcoming . . . . . GREEN TUESDAY!  Although no one has called yet to officially tell me about this great honor – someone online let it slip that GREEN TUESDAY is all about natural living,  sustainability, with a Green simple lifestyle, so, they might as well have mailed me the invite!

We are loving the new materials, writers and resources for the upcoming launch. January will be over the top exciting, but this . . . . .

a whole holiday called GREEN TUESDAY –  is truly quite an honor.  I’m off to practice my acceptance speech and peel some more potatoes.

See a great Thanksgiving kids craft here 

Decorate a festive table with items found in nature HERE

Be sure to check out the current BOGO Molly Christmas bundle HERE

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72-HOUR Patriotic Sale on Molly Green Annual Memberships — only $29.99!

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…from Molly, Midge & Econobusters

We all know that freedom isn’t free. So, I want to start this message out by thanking all those — past and present — who have sacrificed so much for our future freedoms! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! 

On a slightly different note, learning to be more frugal and cooking better for our families comes at a price too. We always try to keep the costs of our resources affordable, because we care! We’re right there with you in the trenches learning and stretching ourselves every day. We know so many of you are one-income families, or struggling through job-loss, or maybe you’re just trying to keep your head above water since the economy took a dive in the last few years. Molly Green Magazine and Econobusters.com was BORN for such a time as this.

Our founders wanted to pass on what they were learning and how it was making a huge difference in their families on many different levels. We have continued that vision to this day and our honest desire is that Econobusters.com continues to be a safe community where you will glean information from our team and each other while also sharing your own successes and failures with others who have the same goal — to provide a loving and nurturing home for our kids while also teaching them to “leave the nest” and fly, well-equipped to do the same for their own future family.

As usual, Midge and I have lots of exciting things in the works for Molly Green Magazine and www.Econobusters.com and we’re really looking forward to sharing those with you all in the very near future.
So… why else am I writing you today??? Well, we want to offer you a 72-Hour Special on our Molly Green Annual Memberships. 
   

From now until

11:59 pm Sunday, July 7th, 

purchase a one-year

Molly Green membership 

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Our regular price for a yearly subscription is just over $46.00 (or $3.85/month), so this is a substantial discount. If you’re already a yearly subscriber, we can just tack on another year when that one expires. If you’re an on-going monthly subscriber, we can stop those automatic payments and switch you to the yearly membership. We rarely do these deeply discounted specials — so take advantage now!

Why would you want to subscribe yearly as opposed to monthly?

  • Money savings – over $16.00 less than our normal yearly rate
  • Immediate access to ALL back issues of Molly Green Magazine from 2009 to present.
  • A whole year of future Molly Green Magazines and other Molly products produced throughout the coming year.
  • Immediate access to FIVE bonus E-Books packed with information (Over $40.75 Value!):

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Works For Me Wednesday~ Me? Camping?

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It seems spring is a time of planning . . . plans to garden, plans of fix-it projects to be completed and plans involving a family vacation. Vacation can sometimes be an intimidating word to families. You might hear the word vacation and think “expensive”. You might hear the word vacation and know you can never get a big chunk of time off from work. Whatever you think about family vacations, they don’t have to be long or expensive. Doing a little investigating now can help your vacation planning go much more smoothly.

Have you ever considered camping? A series of short, weekend camping trips spread throughout the summer can offer a vacation-like feel and you might get around to some places within your state you haven’t seen yet.

The NATIONAL PARK SERVICE has a great site with a lot of information. You can search out parks BY STATE and even get your children involved in the National Park Service’s free, on-line Junior Ranger program (WEBRANGERS). RESERVE AMERICA is another great site to get information on camping (and other great tidbits!).

So while you’re planning things to accomplish this spring/summer, why not add in a camping trip or two? Do some of the preparation now and you can enjoy some fun (and frugal) family time. Did you know I wrote an entire E-Book devoted to camping? Check it out HERE if you’re interested in more frugal tips and hints to help make your future camping trips fun and successful!

 

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Sneak Peek Monday~ Organizing With Molly

Take a sneak peek into my Molly Gets Organized- All in One Place E-Book today!

“I have to confess that I love organizational stuff—boxes and tubs, cute little containers and fancy folders, racks and files—I could spend a lot of money on that kind of stuff! But I don’t. I do look at garage sales and thrift stores and have found some real deals that way. Here’s a list of organizing ideas using recycled and repurposed objects you may have lying around the house. They’re serviceable, and feel free to pretty them up whatever way you like!”

To get the list of organizing ideas, CLICK HERE to purchase Molly Gets Organized- All in One Place as a single issue. Once you get to the checkout, you will ONLY be charged $1 (good only for the month of March)!

Molly members (who have paid the one-time yearly price) already have Molly Gets Organized- All in One Place in your member page! Members who pay month-to-month will have this available after the 2nd month of membership. Simply click the “Molly Members” tab above, log in, and search it out.

If you’re not a Molly member and you would like to take advantage of BIG savings, please visit our SUBSCRIPTION PAGE to sign up now!

Large Family Vacation Ideas

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Planning a vacation or a Spring Break getaway? That can sometimes be difficult for a large family, let’s explore some frugal travel options.

Family Vacation

Plan ahead, anyone traveling with children must plan ahead. Even if it’s a simple family-friendly vacation to visit the relatives, you might like to start planning two to three months in advance. For a big family vacation, plan a year or more in advance. Many resorts and cruise lines have deals for early bookings, allowing families to save money.

Family Vacation Time in the Low Season

Taking a family vacation during the “off” season is another option to help to save money. When everyone else returns to work or school, vacation cities and resort towns look for ways to fill empty hotels and vacation homes. Large family vacations may be cheaper if planned in early fall or right after Christmas.

Vacation Accommodations for Large Families

Staying in a hotel can be the biggest expense for a large family. Since most chains limit how many people can stay in a room, this usually means that two or more rooms will be needed. Places like Comfort Inn or hotels ending in the word suite, (Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites), are family-friendly and usually have hotel rooms for big families at reasonable rates.

Look at alternatives to staying in expensive hotels. Many large families go camping or own an RV. Consider buying a large family tent, pop up camper, or RV. Good deals on camping equipment can usually be found right after Christmas and after hunting season.

If camping won’t work for your family, consider renting a vacation home. Many resort locations offer the rental of a nice vacation home for around a $100 to $150 a night. However, renting a vacation home usually requires a minimum of a five-night stay.

Theme Parks 

For many families with children, a family vacation destination is often a theme park like Six Flags, Sea World, or Disney World. With a little planning, it is possible to enjoy a day at a theme park with a large family. As vacation season approaches, start looking for special deals, discounts, and group rates to the parks of your choice. Many national grocery store chains offer season passes to local amusement parks for just a little more than a one day pass!

State Parks and National Parks

Vacation destinations are sometimes planned around the locations of state parks and national parks. Every state has several parks to choose from. These parks offer camping and RV sites. A few offer the use of covered shelters and air conditioned cabins. This is a cheap alternative to an expensive hotel. Campground fees vary, but it would be rare to spend more than $80 a night even for the best accommodations. There are many fun, family activities to do while staying at a state park. Most state parks offer swimming, fishing, and hiking.

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Molly Goes Camping & Molly Saves on the Go!

Need a few more ideas? Check out my e-books Molly Goes Camping and Molly Saves on the Go. Both of these are full of resources for family travel and recreation on a budget.

Do you have a family trip planned this year? Where are you going and what frugal tips have you planned to the save while traveling?

Flashback Molly Monday

Flashback Monday is where I bring you “back in time” with me to previous topics discussed in my magazines. See below for ways you can access this amazing E-Book TODAY! Molly

Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers

Our daily lives often seem to run on overdrive. Too frequently a healthy, home-cooked meal is one of the things sacrificed. If only you had more time! Okay, maybe you really like to cook, and it’s worth all the effort it takes. But every day, day in and day out, perhaps 2 or even 3 meals a day . . . 14 to 20 meals a week, whew! A homemaker needs a reprieve!

With this E-Book, choose from 140 recipes for affordable, easy-prep, nourishing meals and tempting treats found in these chapter divisions:
Soups and Stews –Beef –PoultryPork –Meatless –Sandwiches and a Bonus Section: Sides –Breakfasts –Desserts

Enjoy “Tips for Converting Traditional Recipes to the Slow Cooker” too! And you’ll love the special hyperlinked INDEX to help you find just the recipe you are looking for!

What’s DIFFERENT about “$7 Slow Cooker Suppers”?

  • First, each recipe went through a kitchen-prep and taste test by an unbiased party (27 busy moms just like you) and includes the tester’s comments, suggestions, and optional ideas. You’ll KNOW that each recipe deserves to be here; it wasn’t included if it didn’t pass the test! Plus the homey, practical comments make it that much more fun to read.
  • Second, you’ll see real-life photos for over half of the recipes! You can tell a lot by a picture, right? These aren’t posed and prettified images from a food photographer, but actual photos from the testers and contributors themselves!

If you’re a Molly Member you receive this E-Book FREE after 6 months of membership! Simply log in to your member page and search it out. If you’re not a Molly member, become one HERE. Did you know you will immediately receive access to this month’s Molly’s Money-Saving Magazine (as well as access to ALL the back issues of my magazines)? That’s more than THREE YEARS worth of back issues!

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Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers

Are you tired of the “what’s for dinner” dilemma . . .
and the high costs of feeding your family?
Do you spend countless hours in the kitchen?
(Is there something else you’d rather be doing?)

Don’t fritter away your time, energy, and money . . .
Your life could be simpler –just use your slow cooker!

Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers
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140 deliciously simple recipes
140 wonderful ways to feed your family!

Our daily lives often seem to run on overdrive. Too frequently a healthy, home-cooked meal is one of the things sacrificed. If only you had more time! Okay, maybe you really like to cook, and it’s worth all the effort it takes. But every day, day in and day out, perhaps 2 or even 3 meals a day . . . 14 to 20 meals a week, whew! A homemaker needs a reprieve!
Molly does it again!

As with her first cookbook, Molly Makes $5 Dinners and $3 Desserts, Molly invited her penny-wise Econobuster readers from all over the United States (and a few in Canada) to participate, this time sharing their favorite, frugal, (and fun) $7-or-less, slow cooker meals. Again, the response was overwhelming!

With Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers, you’ll be able to feed the family for under $7 a meal in just minutes a day. You’ll love the results featured in this E-Book collection! And like $5 Dinners, this is NOT your typical recipe book! You’ll find complete recipesbroken down to cost per ingredient!

What’s DIFFERENT about “$7 Slow Cooker Suppers”?

  • First, each recipe went through a kitchen-prep and taste test by an unbiased party (27 busy moms just like you) and includes the tester’s comments, suggestions, and optional ideas. You’ll KNOW that each recipe deserves to be here; it wasn’t included if it didn’t pass the test! Plus the homey, practical comments make it that much more fun to read.
  • Second, you’ll see real-life photos for over half of the recipes! You can tell a lot by a picture, right? These aren’t posed and prettified images from a food photographer, but actual photos from the testers and contributors themselves!

With this E-Book, choose from 140 recipes for affordable, easy-prep, nourishing meals and tempting treats found in these chapter divisions:
Soups and Stews –Beef –PoultryPork –Meatless –Sandwiches
Bonus Section: Sides –Breakfasts –Desserts

Enjoy “Tips for Converting Traditional Recipes to the Slow Cooker” too!
And you’ll love the special hyperlinked INDEX to help you find just the recipe you are looking for!

This cookbook saves you both time and money, a combo that can’t be beat!

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140 wonderful recipes –
140 reasons to make your family and pocketbook smile!

Purchase Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers for $7.95.

Publication: 2010
Pages: 169
File Size: 10.2 MB

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

For just $7.95, download Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers  now!

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In the Kitchen With Molly

Need a hand in the kitchen? Molly can help.

From planning meals to putting them on the table, feeding a family is a big job. In the Kitchen With Molly is the next best thing to having a personal chef.

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This E-Book contains 12 weeks of menu plans, one for each month of the year, plus shopping lists and printable recipe cards. With the planning done for you, you’ll have more time to spend enjoying your family or tackling other projects that need your attention.

And with Molly, the focus is always on frugality. These recipes not only save you time, but they also save you money. Trimming dollars from the grocery bill can add up to a significant difference in the family budget, and having meals planned means you’ll eat out less often. That’s good for your wallet and your waistline.

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll get in this 185-page timesaver:

January: Start the year off right with baked foods instead of fried. How about some Zesty Pork Tenderloin? In a hurry? Try Super Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

February: Shower your family with love in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. Chicken Pot Pie will envelop them with home-cooked comfort like a warm, soft blanket. And Chocolate Kiss Cookies will melt their hearts.

March: This month, revisit some of Molly’s $5 dinners, $3 desserts and $7 slow cooker suppers. Shake off the cold with Broccoli, Cheese and Chicken Soup, and make a frugal Chocolate Cake that tastes like a million bucks.

April: Combine schooling with practical skills and let the kids help out in the kitchen with recipes such as Chicken and Dumplings and Grilled Veggie Sandwiches.

May: Don’t let cooking keep you cooped up in the kitchen. Have meals at the ready with freezer cooking: Make two Poppy Seed Chicken Casseroles, have one for dinner, and put the other one in the freezer. Later you’ll be glad you did.

June: This month, try some of Molly’s favorites, from Chicken and Pesto Pizza to Seven-Layer Meatless Tortilla Pie.

July: It’s hot outside, so let’s put your oven out of commission for a week. Have barbecued chicken from the slow cooker, or a Shrimp and Noodle Salad from the stovetop.

Have we whet your appetite yet? Buy In the Kitchen With Molly NOW! But there’s even more:

August: While gearing up for fall, keep your meals simple. With just two ingredients, Raspberry Flavored Salmon only looks as if you spent a long time in the kitchen.

September: This month, see how far you can stretch your staples with a menu that takes advantage of what’s already in your pantry. Try comfort food favorites such as Goulash and Meatloaf.

October: Cook once, serve twice. Make plans to use your leftovers before you even begin the meal. Why not turn that leftover Grilled Chicken into Chicken Alfredo Pasta, for example?

November: With the holidays approaching, once again the focus turns to freezer cooking and easy meals, including Stuffed Shells and Taco Casserole.

December: Be creative with your holiday meal leftovers. Turkey Shepherd’s Pie and Wild Rice Chowder With Ham will warm up winter days.

In the Kitchen With Molly gives you three months’ worth of recipes, but that’s not all. Shopping lists have already been created for you, so just print them out and head for the store. What could be easier?

If you like to keep your recipes in a box, print out our recipe cards and have all of these meals at your fingertips.

Cut your meal preparation time along with your grocery bills. Molly makes it easy to be frugal!

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Download your copy of In the Kitchen With Molly and start saving today!

Publication: 2011
Pages: 186
File Size: 12.2MB

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Every month, 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 inexpensive ideas and projects for everyday living that you can find and be inspired to be self-confident, creative, and resourceful too.

For just $7.95, download In the Kitchen with Molly now!

Become a monthly Molly Member and subscribe for only $3.85 per month!

Organize with Molly

Since our organization-focused Digests have been hands-down reader favorites, we’ve gone through and pulled all our organization related articles from the 2009 Digests and compiled them all in one place for you!

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You’ll find articles on:

and much, much more!

Now you can have an entire years worth of organization articles right at your fingertips. This volume is over 60 pages and sure to inspire, motivate and aid you in your quest for organization.

Publication: 2009
Pages: 69
File Size: 4.6 MB

Need to economize? Subscribe to a Molly Membership!

For only $3.85 a month (cancel any time!) you receive not only the monthly Molly Green Magazine, but also much more!
Purchase NOW!
Every month, 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 inexpensive ideas and projects for everyday living that you can find and be inspired to be self-confident, creative, and resourceful too.

For just $7.95, download Organize with Molly now!

Become a monthly Molly Member and subscribe for only $3.85 per month!