Painting is having a domino effect on everything. To paint you have to clean and move things so it has caused me to look at each thing I move, does that need cleaning? Do I even like it? Where should I put it? And so there is much re arranging, sorting, re purposing etc going on.
Then the area painted looks so lovely and fresh that the areas not painted look WORSE than I thought they did before by comparison!
Anyone renovating or anyone who has ever renovated will know all about this. So all week I have had the longest to do list of all time I think. (Except for moving house!)
I know I need to remember my plan to spread this over the whole year. I only need to do 1/12th the job in March! And I am tired!
Anyway, that sort of sums up my week.
I saved money by:
I made a big pot of spaghetti Bolognese. This gave me two dinners, a large batch to freeze, I gave Lucy some for their dinner and Chloe some for hers.
I made a big bowl of pancake batter and a lot of pancakes. This gave me a stack to fill with mornay which is a good meal stretcher. A heap of pikelets for Andy's lunch box (for three days) and two deserts. The reason I made them was one day I was short of lunch box things. When I am short of food to pack this is one of my solutions!
Also I made over some of the baskets Sue gave me. This is a work in progress and I will show some more and finish them but this is a start!
This was before:
And I made some more ribbon yarn. I have a dozen balls now with a little more to make still...
Then I can get started on rug making!
I got ahead by:
The Spaghetti sauce in the freezer for another night.
A couple of meals part made for the weekend.
I built up our home by:
Adding to my storage boxes. This week it was shampoos and conditioners.
I over sowed the lawn to thicken it up. Watering everyday.
Finished painting the back doors/french doors and surrounding windows, the back step and cleaning the windows afterwards.
I fixed a crack in the back step and it looks new!
In the garden I did some re potting and moved two plants that haven't grown and aren't happy (not enough sun) Hopefully now they will be happy!
My plan is to get a lot done this afternoon and tomorrow and have Sunday off.
How was your week? How did you save money and build up your nest? I hope March started well and that you have a lovely weekend! xxx