Christmas Tablescape

Yup...I told you I love doing tablescapes! Since I am pulling ideas together for this year, here are some pictures from the table last year. I love working with the silver chargers and adding an accent color throughout...and of course red works perfect for Christmas.


Molly Saves! In the Powder Room...e-digest review

Here are my favorites from the Econobusters digest of the month...

* The dresser turned into storage...for the bathroom (or any other room, really).
* Ingredients for making homemade cleaning supplies.
* A Nod to Pinterest, which I am COMPLETELY addicited to!
* and most of all...what I really need is the Winter Weather Hair Care tips!

There's something for everyone. Check it out here!


Thanksgiving TableScape

One of my favorite things to decorate for the holidays is the table. I love changing the tablescape and centerpieces. Granted, I don't ususally have something fancy on the table year round...half the time we can't even see the table with all of the games and homework assignments covering it...but October, November and December are my decorating months!!

I am on the hunt for ideas for my Thanksgiving table this year. Until then, here are some pictures from the table last year.


Molly Saves! In the Laundry Room...e-digest review

Time for another review! And who doesn't need some savings and time saving tips when it comes to laundry? My opinion is that I would want to spend more time in the laundry room if it looks great, is organized and functions as I need. Here are some great ideas from the November Digest over at Econobusters! And wait...there are even some Thanksgiving topics in here! A must read!

* Frugal ways to save by making your own laundry detergent and fabric softener
* A checklist to teach kids how to do laundry. I'm big on having my kids learn to take care of their own things.
* The suggestion that everyone has a specific day of the week to do their laundry. (Would love to implement this in a few years when both kids are old enough to do all of their own laundry!)
* Since my kids love to Up-Cycle all kinds of things from around the house, I can see the "From Soap Box to Magazine Holder" project coming up sometime soon.
* And the organizer in me LOVES the collection of links that lead to checklists to help make your holiday season relaxing.


As a wonderful side note: November 13th is World Kindness Day and the birthday of my wonderful friend that helps make this Digest a reality. Happy Birthday, TONI! I find it very fitting that you were born on World Kindness Day :)


Molly Saves! In the Dining Room...e-digest review

Perfect timing for the holidays! I love the ideas presented this month for the saving in the Dining Room. I love hosting and entertaining for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so this was perfect!

Here are some of my favorite things I found in this issue:
* Connections to some great centerpiece ideas.
* A table manners quiz for the kids...I wonder how good my kids will do on this?
* Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Impossible Pie - enough said!
* Tightwad Training Camp...Food finances. The prices are going up crazy fast on food, so I'm sure a lot of people could use this article!

As always, great job Molly and Team!!!

If you haven't yet had a chance to check out this digest and other tips from Econobusters, you should take a few moments to do so. You won't be sorry!