Twinkling lights in the evening, a lovely little tree, a big bow on the front gate and lots of fairy lights.
Even if you live alone, or like us have adult children, the Christmas atmosphere in your home is still beautiful! It makes things feel special. Don't miss out on that!
My friend puts little gifts in the letter boxes of people who take trouble to decorate their houses to thank them. That is a good point. The effort people put in to making things lovely benefits others! It lifts spirits.
This is the wreath I made last year by breaking up a $3 Christmas tree and using florist tape to attach it to a hoola hoop....
Yesterday I baked Gingerbread biscuits and the smell of biscuits baking was beautiful too. I sent some to work with Andy for the man he works with everyday that is very nice.
I make this every year. It is a honey gingerbread. The recipe is here.
I baby sat. Harper has a pet possum which is very suitable as we have so many possums here..
Some of the ways we saved money or got ahead were:
The 1000 liter water tank arrived. This is the free one we were given after the rain barrels. It will be suitable to catch rainwater for the garden. This is awesome!
I had a use it up leftovers dinner that was really good.
Also used up more from the freezer.
We are now picking cherry tomatoes and using them in meals. These were the very first ripe ones...
In the post office I found a bargain! So my collection for next years gifts has begun. I got three Sally Wise economical cook books for $1 each! I love getting ahead with gifts!
I studied the catalogues, made all the lunches and dinners (as usual), used household water on the garden and the normal things...
I have to add a chicken report. They are so friendly! One particular chicken comes and sits next to me on the outdoor seat. They also sun bake in a sunny spot and lay there doing nothing for an hour or so. They are so cute! Also they eat just about anything now and I don't think I will even have a bug in the garden again!
How did you build up your home and save this week? It is getting busy and here it is also getting hot! But take some moments to spread some Christmas Joy. xxx