This is a house a few streets away...
This runs all along the fence...
I don't know if this is in the US? Anyway I love it and at the moment it is gorgeous. Roses are just starting... later it is Hydrangeas... so many people have them here also. I love seeing these as they also mark the season.
Last night I started to wonder what on earth I could say I had achieved this week! The week went really fast and I felt like I hadn't done all that much. So I got out my diary.
Thank goodness I write stuff down! I obviously had brain fade and a short memory! This is another reason it is good to look over the week. I have gone from ??? to !!! oh I DID do quite a bit and now I feel pretty happy about it!
Does that happen to you? I am sure I was busy but I have forgotten what I did!
Now that I am reminded these are some of the ways I saved money as well as feathered my nest this week...
I continued spring cleaning. After the lounge covers were all done I washed the wool underlay on our bed in wool wash and eucalyptus oil. It came up so soft and fluffy. I dried it in the sun. It smells lovely.
The day was warm and it was back on the bed by night.
I did all the linen the same day. Sunshine is the best thing.
Then I pulled the bed out from the wall, vacuumed underneath, washed the skirting boards etc...
I steam cleaned the bathroom. Chloe had been pressure cleaning grout for Mum. I took this cleaner and attacked the bathroom!
In the lounge room I dusted and rearranged. A general clean and tidy up.
I added to the pantry and cellar. Mum gave me a large packet of English Breakfast tea and I also added rice and pasta.
Several outdoor pots needed re doing. I used pretty succulents I had started from bits and filled them with those. They look really nice.
The tomatoes, herbs etc I planted are all growing so well.
I baby sat Harper for a little while.
Before you feel sorry for her getting kissed so much you have to know when you stop she leans in for more!
This week I made cards. Lots of them! I am making them into packs and boxes as gifts. I will show more on Monday about this. It gives me more completed Christmas and Birthday presents.
I made extra meals to help out. And an extra meal for the freezer.
Other things were the usual... made all meals, Andy's work lunches, used recycled water on the garden, line dried all the extra washing, shopped for specials and mark downs and then planned what to cook with them.
The birds above the back door are up to day 15 of sitting on the eggs! So they should hatch in about three more days. Watching them go about this has been the sweetest thing. Everyday they have reminded me why I love birds and all things "feathering your nest". What a joy! These birds are diligent and always happy!
How have you saved money and built up your nest this week? I hope it's been a good week!
I have a stack of things to do before the weekend. And the day is sunny and lovely. xxx