I have to show you her pretty dress...
And spectacular hair clip!
It was a beautiful day and I think what a big year that was. It was wonderful.
Some of the ways I saved money this week:
I had a $40 Spotlight voucher which was useable on anything (including specials) provided it was a minimum of $100 purchase. I went in and picked up six balls of wall, some suede for making embroidery appliqués, a lacy hanky with an initial and several other things. They were all on great specials. Only they were never going to add up to $100. In the queue I offered my voucher to a couple with a large floor rug but that too was a massive special marked down from $250 to $80. But the man said "ok, this is great lets combine our purchases!" So we made friends in an instant and went through together deciding to split the $40 and have $20 each. He handed me $60 for his now even further reduced rug. At the check out the entire purchase came to $63 after the voucher. So $3 covered my whole bag full of things!
We all walked out happy with great bargains! I still can't believe all this stuff came to $3!
I froze left over cooked rice to use in baked rice custards.
Mum gave us a duck which I cooked as a big roast with stuffing and lots of vegetables.
I bought a book for my gift cupboard perfect for a young girl for $1.
This week I made a huge batch of zucchini soup. It has been so nice. I add a spoonful of Turmeric to my soups now for the extra healthy boost. I will happily have soup for lunch everyday and I gave Chloe some too.
Yesterday Broccoli was on special at $2 a kilo. That is really cheap for here. I got two bags full and that will be the next soup.
One night was a fish, chips and salad dinner from fish Andy caught.
On Tuesday I had to go past an op shop so I called in. Best decision ever! Last year I discovered that to buy a pure wool blanket now you are looking at $300 plus. They had two beautiful pure wool KING size rugs in perfect condition.
I paid under $20 each for them. They are just lovely.
When I got home Chloe said "these are really going to add to your Vicky challenge!" and she went and looked up the retail price. Lo and behold this was $520 EACH. I knew I had something good but wow. I feel they were a great investment.
Also they had a lovely English porcelain cup and saucer, with rosebuds!
To say I was thrilled is an understatement!
I got ahead with packets of glittery pegs for the gift cupboard.
Also another baby rug was finished and put away for a future gift.
I added to my pantry and storage. This included rice, sugar and tinned milk.
So that is where I am up to. I have the Broccoli soup in the crockpot and a cream and pink rug started. And lots to do today like washing and tidying up! But I feel very happy with the week.
How did you save money and get ahead? I hope you have a lovely weekend. I am hoping for a very quiet weekend, to go nowhere and do some crochet. xxx