And now it's raining again.
These are some of the things that saved us money and built up our home this week:
I mended two items of clothing for Andy. One was a favourite and he is thrilled he can wear it again!
I made a huge batch of spaghetti sauce.
We had it twice as dinner and I portioned out the rest and froze single and double amounts. It gave me a big stack for the freezer.
Also I am probably the last one to do this but I made Zoodles... so instead of pasta I used a gadget to make zucchini noodles. We loved them! Best thing ever! I will be doing this often from now on. In under a minute you have piles of "noodles" and I pan cooked them lightly then served the sauce over the top and added cheese. Really good!
I made a big stack of stationary using the stamp Kelsey gave me...
They are matching cards and envelopes. Now I have a big supply for letter writing and all I need to do is catch up on my letters!
Chloe printed out Jes' book for me. I wanted a hard copy of this as a reference. It is amazing! And one thick book!
This would make a very good gift for anyone who is interested in saving money, making beauty products etc and certainly anyone who has fruit trees! (You can find it at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth Blog)
Andy got a new hat plus two shirts at an op shop. He collects hats so he was very happy.
I made my Christmas cakes. This took three whole afternoons. I made sixteen! This sounds a lot but it was 3 very large cakes. One of these goes away for Andy's Birthday cake next year. Then five medium sized cakes and the rest are individual sized cakes that I made in a Texas size muffin tray.
I made this recipe three times.
I am so glad to have these done! They improve as time goes on. The large ones I wrap in foil and glad wrap. One is going into a tin for my emergency supplies. I always make them in October.
Now to hide them away. This gives me gifts for the in laws, Andy's work mate, Kath in the nursing home gets a little one, neighbours etc.
The house has been smelling good! Andy LOVES these so he is happy, happy, happy!
Because of the rain things had to change but I just made the most of it. Plan B as Vicky says!
And next week Allie is back! I hope the weather is ok as if it is and we both paint for a few days I think I will very nearly get all the painting done!
When I am finished you will hear me celebrating! It would have been about eight months of pretty much constant painting all up!
How did you build up your home this week? I hope it was good for you.
Have a lovely weekend!
Most of you will remember Teri as she has written whole posts here and we have seen her pantry and canning. She has been laying low lately... her son has a brain tumor. She is really needing prayers. If you would pray and leave a message for her that would be wonderful. xxx