Over the weekend we have a lot planned. The carpet in Andy's office is being ripped up (by us) and hopefully the floor underneath is the same as everywhere else which is the gorgeous floorboards. The carpet is yuk and this means emptying the room. So a total room makeover, clean out etc all at one time. Plus painting! This will be another room done and I will be so happy to have this finished!
Yesterday I delivered my Easter presents. First of all my Bunny biscuits...
I made quite a few packets so there were spares. Chloe's neighbours got a packet each as well.
For the girls I didn't include much chocolate. Instead I made "winter preparedness packs" (remember it is autumn here) I included Eucalyptus spray and oil, cough lozenges, anti bacterial wipes for the car, tissues and so on.
I made baby food in the crock pot for Harper...
I portion it into muffin trays then when frozen pop them into a snap lock bag. I got twenty dinners.
I also made her a baby baked custard in the smallest one dish ever! We had one too so this was just a little bit set aside.
We had "fridge pizza" which is becoming a weekly special as a use it up meal. They are always really good!
I planted thyme. I was down to one plant and I use more than it can produce so I planted more.
Andy caught fish...
We combined our efforts and made fish and chips.
For Jen... this batter is just SR Flour blended in a can of beer. (Which is about two cups I think) and it is amazing! You just keep adding flour until it has a thickish batter consistency.
This was pretty nice!
Mum gave me a packet of paper serviettes with a nest and egg image. They are gorgeous! I see these becoming cards and maybe a tray or something I can enjoy everyday...
I made my Quinces into Quince paste. This is so beautiful on a cheese platter. Tiny amounts are really expensive in the shops. I got four small pots full...
One of these will go on holidays with us and I will pack cheeses and crackers.
I didn't get any painting done this week so far as I hurt my back. I hope to get some done over the weekend.
I started an infinity scarf in a colour I love.
We had beautiful autumn weather. Glorious! Plus last night it rained and today is sunny. Just lovely.
I want to share what I thought was the nicest idea. Nanna Chel wrote about Prayer Shawls and how they are the gift of love, comfort and care. You can read her post here. I am going to use this with knee rugs, scarves and shrugs. A shrug is a kind of shawl/ wrap. I love them! I will print out the little poem to go with them. I just love it and it is a great gift idea.
How did your week go? I love hearing about how you built up your nest and saved money. Have a wonderful Easter and long weekend as well. xxx