It was a good week! I have had several weeks in a row where I feel I have got ahead a bit. It's a good feeling. Some weeks you can be busy the whole time and really you're just staying afloat. However thats better than sinking! Other weeks, well, we all know about them. That's why a getting ahead week is a good thing!
This week I had orchids bloom. This is a great long spray of orchids that just suddenly there they were! (long after thinking "this thing is NEVER going to flower")
Really it is gorgeous and enormous! Just lovely.
Some ways I saved money this week:
I washed up all the jars my aunt gave me ready for sterilizing when I make jam or relish in summer. I love having a good supply of jars ready. My jar cupboard is looking healthy = Happiness.
Jes had a tutorial on making plum sauce. I will be trying this in summer. Look at the color! (here)
I found a rain barrel so I can increase out water supply for free!
This week I found some great specials and went to a store I don't often go to for some comparisons. I came out with several big savings.
I made a cheesecake in the crock pot. This is such an easy way to make a cheesecake and it was yum. I was able to share portions around...
I will include the recipe in an upcoming crock pot post. Basically, anything that needs to set like a custard, cheesecake etc is a dream in the crock pot.
Pumpkin was on special so I made heaps more soup.
Also... I made and finished two Christmas presents! I will do photos next week of Christmas presents so far. This is good, it feels great and I am so pleased with them!
Some ways I feathered my nest this week:
I brought the orchids inside.
I helped Lucy with a nice meal and Chloe build her pantry.
We added the rain water barrel. I include that as it is security.
I added to my pantry and cellar.
I found out about the after hours Doctor and emergency medical appointments.
And I learned much more about drying foods and also found some on going savings.
I hope you had a really good week!
How did you build up your home or save money? Just know the difference you make in your home with all that you do. It is all worth more than diamonds! xxx