Some of the ways I saved money this week:
I started my "use it up" challenge from the freezer. So I didn't buy the ingredients for two meals and used things from the freezer. This lowered my grocery bill, gets stuff used up, makes room for after Christmas bargains.
I studied the catalogues. Doing this weekly has really been paying off. There are quite a few things over the last weeks I would not have known about without doing this. It is well worth it.
I finished decorating some little jars with rose decals. These are small, like spice jars. I thought I would make sets for my cupboard and for gifts.
Andy is building me a range hood. Or range hood cover might be the right thing to say. We have a really high ceiling and so this was saving us about $1000 which seems ridiculous.
I finished grouping my gifts to fit my gift list and have presents for everyone. Done! Plus some January birthday gifts too.
Some ways I feathered my nest are:
Getting chickens! (I think I MAY have mentioned this before...)
When I took this photo I thought of the saying "don't put all your chickens in one basket" then I realized it's "don't put all your EGGS in one basket" so it was alright!
They have settled in and are very docile.
I added bird seed, chook food, sunflower seeds to my stockpile.
Also I dead headed and trimmed the roses. Hopefully this will give me another crop. And I saved all the pink rose petals and am drying them towards my soap making I have planned for next year.
I baby sat so Lucy could have a free afternoon to do Christmas shopping.
So it was a pretty good week. Not huge, just good.
I hope you had a great week! How did you save money and build up your home?
Something I have noticed lately is how much working as a team builds up your home. If we have someone to work with and they are doing their bit and you are doing your bit things really add up. I am lucky with that. Andy is responsible for a whole lot of things and then fixes and makes things all saving a lot of money. I am responsible for a lot of things and save a lot of money there. He just gets on with what he needs to be doing and so do I. We don't even discuss who is going to do what as we know. I am glad that's harmonious too. But however many people you have on your team if everyone is working together you can achieve so much!
This weekend I am planning a use it up from the freezer weekend so that will be a super cheap weekend plus free up some more space!
Have a great weekend! xxx