This week was really good and yesterday was the best day. I had so much luck! I had a Target catalogue for a sale and yesterday was the first day. So I planned to go and do my grocery shopping afterwards. In the catalogue there was something that I thought would save me a lot of money this summer. So in I went....
My favorite item from Target is a pretty stretch knit and lace nighty I wear (night gown). It is lovely. They have it fairly often and bring it out in different colors. Years ago I had one similar from a lingerie shop that had been quite expensive. But the material in it wasn't terribly nice. And one day I saw Target had something similar and the fabric felt just lovely. So I bought my first one and it was about one third the price of my original one. Well, I LOVED it. Over the last five years I have had a heap of them. They bring them out in different lengths and designs. I feel comfy in them but they are super pretty.
Anyway yesterday they were all marked down to $10 and $7. And in about eight colors! I pretty much stood there giddy with excitement! Especially as I am down to my last two and they are looking a bit sad.
I was thrilled! I stocked up!
In fact all up the things I bought... the nighties, a top for Andy, summer sandals... it all came to less that that original nightie. I had so much stuff. I am still smiling!
Some other ways I saved money this week:
I found a $6 pack of turkish breads for $1. It will make several meals.
Tomatoes and apples were on great specials. Both under $2 a kilo. So I bought up.
We had a creative meal of left overs.
I almost finished another Christmas Present. You can see me working through different color schemes... these are to match my friends kitchens. This one is a black and white kitchen.
I still have the black one to finish so you can see my hook and yarn. I will tie them up with a big black satin bow.
Also for my Uncles Birthday I made a garden bowl into a succulent garden. Using Shelley's idea that she told me a couple of Friday's ago I added a little sign to it... I love it! This makes the gift and a card all in one and is really cute! Thanks Shelley.
Earlier in the week I made all those sausage rolls, banana cakes and muffins. (recipe was Monday) These made the week so easy. I still have an enormous number in the freezer. Wonderful to have.
The cake I sliced and wrapped portions in non stick paper. A slice thaws out in minutes. Muffins that quite fast also. I can pop one in Andy's lunch box and it is fine by lunch anyhow. And perfectly fresh!
I built up my home by adding to my pantry and cellar. I added meals to the freezer. And I learned to use a grinder for my dried herbs. I had always crumbled them... and it is too coarse.
I hope you had a good week! We are all probably feeling the change in the seasons...
Here there are signs of spring everywhere! Blossoms on trees and flowers peeking out. Yesterday I saw this gorgeous tree on the way to Lucy's. Glorious! It was humming with bees.
(I don't know what it is, if anyone knows please tell me!)
I really love the seasons. They stop one thing from getting monotonous. I loved winter, being inside listening to the rain, hot stews and soups, crocheting a rug and it keeping me warm as I work on it. A rest from watering the garden.
Now I am looking forward to some sunshine again. I am thinking about what I will plant and all the fruit I might be able to collect and make jams and pies and wonderful things. Easy meals of cold meats and salads...
We just need to get stuck into what the season we are in has to offer! We don't want to waste the blessings of the season. To me summer is the busiest of them all. It is our chance to put away a lot of fresh produce. I am quite excited just thinking about it!
How did you save money and feather your nest this week? xxx