Molly has come through again with another great digest! The January Molly’s Money Saving Digest lives up to its name. After all of the holiday craziness is over, it’s time to plunge head long into evaluating, prioritizing, and organizing our “time, money, and “stuff!” To start us off, Molly has supplied a week of menus with yummy sounding recipes like Tomato Basil Chicken and Poppy Seed Fruit Salad, and a premade shopping list (in In the Kitchen with Molly), as well as five different forms to help us get organized and keep track of our “stuff.” I am especially looking forward to using the Family Clothing Inventory Form. With seven children, we have WAY too many clothes! Mt. Washmore needs to be summited!
New this month is the Kid’s Corner featuring a homemade piggy bank, tips on opening a first checking account, keeping the check register, and writing checks. Next month the theme will continue with more money tips! Feather Your Nest Frugally teaches frugal décor ideas that are sure to be a God-pleaser, decorating with Scripture, something I love to do. Now I have some great new ideas!
I found the monthly feature, Evaluate, Prioritize, Organize to be incredibly useful. Realizing that I am in one “life season” in which not everything is going to be accomplished, but that writing down my priorities for each day will help me get the important ones done. I have found myself trying to keep track of too many plans and ideas in my head, and then when I get to town, I can’t remember half of what I had planned to do or buy! Now, armed with Molly’s forms and encouragement, I am ready to tackle this time and money waster!
I also enjoyed getting to know Amy Howard, a new writer for the Digest. I am looking forward to reading her tips and tricks for saving money and stockpiling, to get the most out of my husband’s hard earned money! Welcome to the Digest, Amy!
My favorite part of this Digest is Begin With the Basics. Mrs. Martha Greene of Marmee Dear and The Homemaker’s Mentor teaches how to make an In~a~Pinch Pie Crust recipe that is awesome, with step by step pictures, for a large batch of crusts that can be put in the freezer for future needs, including use ideas for turnovers, mini-pies, a chocolate cake pie and a great tip on keeping your berry pie from being too runny! I’m so excited about these pie crusts that I plan to make some with my daughter tomorrow!
In conclusion, I would highly recommend picking up this Digest. As always, the money you save will far outweigh all of the information gleaned from it!