I had a big week! This was partly because of my 100 Day Challenge that I mentioned last Friday. It made each day a bit busier. I am going to list what I did at the end of this post.
Some of the ways I feathered the nest this week were:
I brought flowers into the house from the garden. This little mermaid was my Nan's and I always loved her!
And Andy brought me flowers ...
I got some more last minute pruning done.
I packed all the lunches and the fishing day picnic and drinks.
My daughter gave me a big bag of cosmetics. She used to work for several cosmetic companies. The products and samples she was given were amazing! I had a whole bag of it to help myself to! There were some things in just lovely colours for me and now I have lots of beautiful supplies! There were some things that were brand new and unopened but not my colours. I have made up a basket of these to give to a cancer charity where Mum sends the hats that she knits.
A surprise came in the mail! My friend Sue sent me all this beautiful wool!
The colour is just gorgeous! It is lambswool and angora. Thank you so much Sue! I will be putting this to good use!
Mum gave me a lamb roast and that was dinner one night plus lunches the next day. I roasted it with rosemary from the garden.
I did lots of painting and spring cleaning (more about that in a minute)
I made a big pot of spaghetti sauce and three trays of lasagna.
When cold I cut it up and got 16 good sized serves. I wrap these and freeze them. The girls both got a couple of meals worth plus we ate spaghetti and lasagna fresh during the week as well.
I made up spaghetti meals for Chloe to take to the country...
Andy made me the bed risers!
We only needed to raise the bed two inches in order to fit my big plastic tubs underneath.
For anyone who wants to do this I have shown how simple it is...
Then my tubs went underneath...
It turned out that the bedskirt was long enough as when pushed under you cannot see any of this! I thought I would need to lengthen this but I didn't.
So now I have spare pantry space to add a lot more supplies. To buy these online would have cost about $120. Andy made then for $10.
I have been working on blue towels with matching edgings...
So this was all a mix of feathering and saving all in one!
Last Friday I was already on day 5 of my challenge. It is to do some painting and spring cleaning for 100 days so that by summer and before Christmas I am finished the really big jobs. I want December clear for Christmas and also summer free to help Lucy as the baby will be due.
Since some of you have joined me this is a summary of my challenge this week:
Day 5 Friday: Spring cleaning: Soaked and whitened pillow protectors and pillows.
Took down front porch light and washed it.
Painting: Sanded front door and where I had filled with putty out the front.
Day 6: Saturday: Spring cleaning: Cleaned range hood and filters. Did some decluttering.
Painting: Painted around a window on the front verandah and a verandah post.
Day 7: Sunday: Spring cleaning: Re arranged pots and re potted plants to make it all look nicer.
Painting: More window frames out the front of the house.
Day 8: Monday: Spring cleaning: Cleaned and washed under bed and behind bed. Replaced dust with storage tubs!
Day 9: Tuesday: Spring cleaning: Washed down book cases in bedroom.
Painting: painted these bookcases. They now look so fresh and lovely!
Day 10: Wednesday: Spring cleaning: Re arranged furniture and cleaned underneath.
Painting: Skirting boards in bedroom. Then suddenly my bedside tables and bedhead looked shabby in comparison so I painted those too and they look lovely!
Day 11: Thursday: Spring cleaning: Re arranged and tidied kitchen pantry.
Painting: None. I just ran out of day....
So that brings me to today! I am either painting or babysitting or both but not sure yet. But I can see I am getting somewhere! Although the front of the house is a patchwork of painted and unpainted areas! And the painted areas make the rest look terrible! I can see that it is going to look amazing! I am so excited!
That is my week! I hope you had a good week and have a great weekend.
How did you build up your home or save?
If you have joined in the 100 day challenge what did you get done?
Chipping away at giant projects really does get you there. I am really glad to look at what I have done and see progress. That makes me happy and takes my mind of the 88 days left of my challenge! haha!
On the weekend I am planning to paint my high bay window frames in the bedroom. I only do the high up painting on the big ladder when Andy is home so at least there is someone to call an ambulance!
Plus I am cleaning the oven! eek.