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Review: Molly Saves! In the Powder Room

This month Molly saves in the bathroom, but she also addresses other interesting topics such as making broth from bones (which really does produce the best soup and is frugal to boot), a delicious meal, holiday pet safety (from tinsel to electrical cords and chocolate), and showing kids how to compare the cost of store-bought and homemade products,

Of course, in this Powder Room issue, Molly also shares all sorts of information for the bathroom, from cleaning checklists to décor ideas and homemade skincare products.  I would never make my own liquid soap dispenser, but lots of crafty people would enjoy the detailed tutorial.

Among the horrors of winter are static hair, dry skin, and static clothing.  Three of this month’s articles, one about the benefits of humidity in your home, one about skin care, and one about winter hair care, address this issue.  Some of Molly’s fun, frugal, and healthy ideas are new to me and I’m eager to try them out when the cold weather appears.

Molly’s list of children’s gifts to make—or, even better, to turn into a kit for them to make—was an answer to a prayer I hadn’t even prayed yet.  I love the ideas and want to use some of them in our homeschool.

If you have drafty windows that are letting all your money fly out into the cold, you should try Dena’s trick!  I’m hoping to try it on an uninsulated door we never use.

This month Molly reviews a resource I own but had forgotten about, 31 Days to Clean:  Having a Martha House the Mary Way.   It will be helpful and soothing during the holiday bustle and inspiring for those New Year’s resolutions.

This month’s Molly quote made me laugh and set the tone for the rest the issue:

I realize that few (if any) of us refer to our “water closets” as the “powder room”…

FREE COPY: This month I’m giving away a copy of Molly Saves in the Powder Room to one of my friends, subscribers, or followers. Just leave me a comment if you are interested.

You can buy Molly Saves in the Powder Roomhere. The Molly Membership this month includes a free download of Phyllis Sather’s Family Favorites for the Holidays.

Disclosure I received a complimentary Molly Membership in order to give you my honest opinion of this month’s Money-Saving Digest, which is part of the membership.

For more great tips, see Works For Me Wednesday , Raising Homemakers, No Ordinary Blog Hop, Encourage One Another Wednesday, Thrifty Thursday, and Frugal Friday.


  1. Amy says:

    I never even knew about Molly Saves! Thanks for introducing us . . . and for linking up with NOBH. Smiles –

    1. Annie Kate says:

      You’re welcome!

  2. JoAnn says:

    Oh, I would like that copy, I’ve never made homemade broth. I keep thinking it’s too hard to do. I would like to see what she wrote about it. 🙂

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Homemade broth is super-easy. I posted about it last year: http://anniekateshomeschoolreviews.com/2010/11/turkey-or-chicken-soup/

      We used some in onion soup for supper. Yum!

  3. Ginger says:

    I love learning new things.

  4. Victoria says:

    I am an avid frugal reader, but I hadn’t heart of Molly. I’d love to win a copy!

  5. I would love to get introduced to the “Mollie Saves!” books! It seems to be very thorough and full of those helpful tidbits which we want to share with our children before they have their own households! Your turkey post is now live!! I hope you like it!!

  6. Amanda says:

    I’ve heard of Molly, but haven’t purchased any of her products. I would enjoy receiving this to see if I would like to purchase a membership. It all sounds so helpful and it would be a great resource. Thank you!

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