On the other hand when sickness strikes or some other spanner in the works you don't even have time to look at the list!
We started off with a hot couple of days but the rest of the week has been lovely. Today is warming up again. Mild weather is a great help in getting things done I think.
This week I saved money by:
I found some bargains. One was a pack of turkish rolls (4 large) for $1. They become pizza bases or focaccia dinners.
Another was beautiful fruit loaf for 52c. This works when I am dying for something sweet, I toast this.
All go into the freezer for when I need them.
I continued on with wrapping soaps and making face washers (cloths).
Did my own hair colour, trim, painted toenails etc. This saves some ridiculous amount!
Re dyed two black tops black. I do this a couple of times a year when black things no longer look fresh and new, this does the trick.
I earned a $10 gift card in a survey.
I made my first Christmas cakes. I have a really large one and a medium sized.
Now I have fruit soaking for the next batch will be a medium cake and maybe six small ones, all for gifts.
This is one of those times the house smells fantastic and Andy is snooping around trying to get a taste.
At a cheap shop (Browse n Save for the SA ladies) I found what we call TV dinner plates. You can freeze left overs in them so there's a complete meal ready to go. I love to make up roast dinner meals this way. Anyway I have been wanting some. They were $1 for packs of two and came in two shapes and layouts. 50c each, a base and a lid to seal them. I got six packs!
Making up meals like this from left overs is a very handy thing. Not wasting food for starters but a delicious home cooked roast ready to go when you're sick, busy or whatever is lovely. No takeaway needed.
I am managing to get about twice as much recycled water onto the garden by doing a few things differently.
I feathered the nest by:
Adding to the cellar and pantry. Each week I add something. This week tinned salmon, instant coffee, batteries and water.
Learning new things. From Wednesday's post and the fantastic comments I found some great things that we could add around here and some that Andy would totally love as a gift! :)
I hope you had a great week! On Monday I will go on with the inexpensive Christmas gifts and this time things we can cook or assemble as food gifts.
A catalogue arrived in the letterbox with some very worthwhile specials so I am popping out to get those as it is only five minutes away. So this might add to my savings and pantry for the week! xxx