We have had everything this week including beautiful sunny days and a huge storm, torrential rain, lightening and everything in between!
Mostly though there are signs of spring everywhere and also signs hat all the pruning we did is going to pay off as things are shooting and growing fast! And the first blossoms and roses are out!
My 100 Day Challenge is going really well! Lets just say I have been sleeping like a rock!
Some of the ways I saved this week included:
Made all meals and work lunches etc. as usual. This included a triple batch of Butter Chicken and all the sides. I gave the girls some of everything. The best thing is fresh Raita made from Mum's mint. That was delicious!
I changed some of my clothes over from winter to spring and changed handbags. I did it all shopping my own wardrobe. Plus I cleaned summer shoes.
I cut Andy's hair.
Some of the ways I feathered the nest include:
Loads and loads of spring cleaning and painting! I will add those things in to my 100 Day challenge further down. But it is really showing! Also this is decluttering as I go and I donated quite a bit to the local op shop.
I cleaned the oven as part of Spring Cleaning. This has to be the worst job in the house! However this time I used a recipe from The Cheapskates Club that you can find here.
The cans of cleaner from the supermarket take my breath away and are awful. This is natural, safe, no fumes and works like a dream! I made about double the recipe and left on overnight. It worked so well! I will never use anything else now!
I got ahead by adding things to my new storage including tinned fruit and evaporated milk.
For my 100 day challenge here is my report:
Spring cleaning: Started oven clean by making up mix and coating everything.
Spring cleaning: Finished oven.
Took apart bed, turned mattress, washed wooden underlay in wool mix.
Both came up beautifully!
Spring cleaning: Took down bedroom curtains. Cleaned dressing table.
Painting: Scrubbed the frame to laundry window and sanded it. (was terrible mess!)
Spring cleaning: Washed makeup drawers and cleaned out makeup and cosmetics.
Spring cleaning: Cleaned skirting boards and washed them.
Washed window sills and inside windows and screens in bedroom.
Painting: Painted a window frame, plus last of skirting boards in the bedroom.
Painted outside laundry window.
Spring cleaning: Washed bedroom windows inside and out.
Washed two wool blankets in wool wash to put away.
Painting: Painted a small cabinet.
Spring cleaning: Cleaned window sills and inside tracks at back windows.
Painting: Top coat on laundry window! This window was a wreck and now it is like new!
This brings me up to today!
It does me good to write it down and see how much I did do this week so far. A bit each day really adds up. I am almost finished the bedroom which is a big room and I painted all the furniture. I have the mantlepiece to go. The painting looks lovely and the whole room is fresher and brighter with sparkling windows and refreshed bedding! It is good as when I walk in I can see what I've done and the difference it has made.
I hope you had a good week!
How did you build up your home?
Please feel free to list what you completed if you are doing a challenge.
Today is day 19 of mine. I haven't painted everyday but I have just kept at it every day I can. I am getting there!
The bedroom will be finished today I think then I can move on. If the weather is ok this will be back to the front of the house. It is going to take several weeks I think. That's ok I will have 80 days to go!
Have a great weekend! xxx
The little birds...
If you watch little birds you will see they are busy and happy! Using whatever they can find they create the most gorgeous little nest.
I would be the little bird with some glittery thread in her nest!
We can be like this. Happily working away with the things that are available to us to create a beautiful and happy home.
All the while with a little song in our heart.
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