This month's Molly Digest- Molly Saves in the Dining Room- is once again full of some great ideas. From a recipe for the perfect gravy- which fascinated me because I didn't know there was a recipe for gravy!- to links for holiday decorating and gift ideas, I was very pleased with the Digest.
I loved the party decorating and buffet ideas- perfect for the not so creative me. And I cannot wait to try to the recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Impossible Pie. Peanut butter is its own food group around here, so this is sure to be a favorite.
There are some great book recommendations for sprucing up the presentation of your dining room and what you serve in it. I'm not really a decorator, so some of these were over my head. But, some are practical enough even for practical me. I also loved the repurposing idea of creating a glass carafe for a guest room using old jars. Again, I'm not sure how practical this craft is for my noncrafting self, but I would love to make one.
There are some very practical ideas for accommodating guests with food allergies and some great natural beauty treatments. Frugal dining room table decorations, a great idea about "eating your Bible", and the usual great articles involving pet care, Tightwad Training Camp, and a book review are also in this month's digest.
Once again, I would definitely recommend this month's Molly Digest. You can find it in The Schoolhouse Store here or find out about becoming a Molly Member on the Econobuster's website.
I received a free issue of the digest for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
No this post isn't really about fire prevention. Sorry to mislead. It's actually about over scheduling- which does seem to be like an all consuming fire. But, that's not really the reason behind my title.
One of Jason's favorite sayings is "Smokey the Bear says, 'Only you can prevent forest fires.'" Meaning of course that when I complain about being tired after reading until 1am, he says, "Smokey the Bear says, 'Only you can prevent forest fires.'" When I am feeling not so hot because I've been too busy and haven't eaten lunch, he says, "Smokey the Bear says, 'Only you can prevent forest fires.'" When I am exhausted because I've over scheduled yet again, he says... well, you get the idea.
And he's absolutely right. Yet, here I am again. In the last two weeks, we have had only four days that we were at home most of the day. Four. In 14 days. And in the next two weeks, I counted six that we will be home most of the day. Six. In 14 days. This is crazy. It wreaks havoc on school time, and meal planning, and, don't even think my house is clean. Something has to change. And I am determined to reevaluate my schedule and cut out something, anything. As soon as I have time to sit down and do it.