Happily I have a heap to report!
Luckily I wrote it down as I went as I would forget much of it. Day by day things add up! I feel we did lots of things to improve the house, get ahead and feather the nest generally.
Firstly, some of the ways I saved money were:
I added lots of notebooks to the gift cupboard. They cost $1.50 each. In the stores here similar ones are $30!
I gave away bunches of parsley, basil and rosemary as gifts.
Andy caught MORE fish! This time loads of salmon. Kilos and kilos.
This added to the freezer and an immediate fish and chips dinner...
I finished a gift with Mum's help. I made the rug and she made the hat...
Then I made three fruit cakes, two of them are gifts and one to store...
Pumpkin was on special so I made a huge pot of pumpkin soup. Some to freeze, some for now and some for Chloe.
I picked mint from Mum's garden to make a raita. (Making Butter Chicken)
Also I did some rotating of goods from the cellar. I had long life milk to use up.
In the mail I had a $5 Spotlight voucher which I will use next week.
Also I had mail with $20 worth of Coles dollars which I will turn into $40 by buying only half priced items over the next few weeks. Very pleased with that.
They also sent vouchers that earn huge points if presented with purchases over the next few months. That is how I earned the free $20. I sat and cut them out and put them in my diary so I use them each week and on the right week. Some earn 1000 points for a small purchase. It takes a bit of organisation then they are easy to use and will hopefully earn me some more free groceries.
Some of the ways I feathered the nest:
I washed the pillows and Mum lets me use her drier to get them dry and fluffy again. They are like brand new. I also did the pillow protectors.
I made a crockpot of lamb shanks. Not really economical but very comforting and I made double so that meant a night off cooking.
My makeup got a sort out and clean up. So my dressing table looks better too.
Finally I am painting the front fence. First I did the gate. I always wanted a white picket fence. I might get it finished over the weekend, hopefully. Photos next week hopefully.
I added to my pantry with tinned milk and fish in the freezer.
That is everything I can think of except that Andy has extra work and is working most of the long weekend. We are grateful for that. So I will keep painting...
The autumn leaves are falling which is kind of messy but also pretty. This is down in the bottom corner of the garden...
How was your week? What did you do to feather the nest and look after your family?
Have a wonderful weekend! It is a long weekend in Australia due to Anzac Day. I am having pumpkin soup for lunch then hope to finish the week well with a few more things done!xxx
Here is a quote I saw this morning:
"Any success that happens at the expense of your health, your family or your character is not real success" Dave Willis.
I really liked that!