Some of the ways I saved money this week are:
I made another batch of soap. This time it's the Lux soap with pink colour. I love it. I will add this next Wednesday as I found that by continuing to blend this soap it becomes shiny and silky and amazing. And I love the pink!
I used up the last figs. The figs were a big and daily job. But what a bonus they were. I made many jars of jam...
And I used the lovely labels Chloe gave me...
Some of these are going to be gifts. My Dad loves this jam.
Also I used left overs from Valentines Day which were rocket, goats cheese and prosciutto and made this into pizzas. The pizza bases were from Aldi and the nicest purchased pizza bases I have ever had. They were really rustic and good. So I used these things and drizzled over balsamic glaze...
I had left over rocket and pear and made a salad with that and it was a great dinner. Left over pizza went in Andy's lunch box as well.
Oh, and left over Brownies went in the lunch box all week too.
My friend Karen gave me Coriander seeds and I planted those straight away as I had a space and I have good success planting this time of year.
My neighbour gave me cuttings from his garden.
I got petrol for 99c a litre and filled up.
At Woolworths I looked at the Valentines Day clearances. Everything was marked down massively. (on Monday). I got heart shaped baking tins for $2.50. I bought all they had left which was 4.
I am keeping one and three are in my gift cupboard.
Some of the ways I built up our home:
I cleaned out the kitchen pantry, re arranged and put forward things that need to be used.
The laundry cupboard got a clean out too and major re arrange. This was inspired but the need to make room for all that laundry soap!
I painted two more doors and some skirting boards and door frames. I have one inside door to go. It has added up to enough that inside is looking fresher and brighter and I love that!
Also I decided my cellar is full. Seriously if I put any more down there I won't be able to get in and find things. So that mission is accomplished. I have covered lighting, batteries, medicines, canned goods, dry goods, cleaning, water, treats, pet food, sanitary and hygiene ... it is pretty much a shop
with spare everything.
But I still feel to add. I thought about this. Do I stop and maintain and rotate or do I keep building it up?
All along I felt strongly to do this. I still do. So I am continuing. In my life anytime I had a strong feeling about something and didn't act on it, well, things didn't turn out well! So I am not stopping this. But where do I store now?
Basically I thought what would Vicky do? What would Patsy do? And I had an answer. I have nothing under the bed at all and I bought flat lidded plastic storage boxes. They slide in under and cannot be seen. I have eight of these and can store pretty much anything. So off I go on new storage!
Today I have the front gate and two doors to sand before I can paint them. So that is my goal before the day is out!
I hope you had a great week. How did you build up your home and savings?
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx