Some of the ways I built up the nest this week include:
A lot more painting. Now the car garage is all painted and much more of the back fence.
I have been collecting and drying rose buds. These pink ones are from Mum's.
There are hundreds of them! I do this ready to decorate my Coconut Ice in December. They are a free way to make packaging look lovely. This is how I used them last year...
I still have a few left in a cellphone bag as they keep years. They can also be used to decorate little presents i.e. tucked into a ribbon or bow and are lovely to use to decorate soaps, bath bombs and other creations.
I was going to post a panoramic picture of how the house looks painted but they make it look odd like we live on a wide curvy corner block as it distorts things. So instead here is just directly out the front and at least it shows some of the roses and how the paint looks!
Ahhh that fence was what gave me the sore arm! But I still love it!
My roses are going really well. I have hundreds of white roses and a few lilac. At the side of the house there is an archway covered in yellow roses. They are big droopy and gorgeous!
As they fade I am cutting off they dying ones so more will come on. I am saving and drying all the petals.
So far I have three baskets going... they look a lot but shrink as they dry so I just keep adding. The plan is to use them in bath products and I want to try making rose scented oils to use in next years soap making.
My Aunt sent me a beautiful parcel with a book, bath towels, lemons and jars! One of the jars is an old style with a lid I can paint and add a rose sticker to.
I worked on the IKEA shelves we found. This is before...
And this is them now...
The baskets are really big! This is all becoming part of my pantry. It will hold my spares and back ups to my kitchen pantry. I will have so much more space!
I found some good specials. One was 110 Finish Dishwasher tablets for $20. They will last me a long time!
The other was hair colour. Revlon for $5 each. Usually they are about $19.... I wait until they are on special and get them at about $12 but these were $5! I tried one and it was beautiful so I went back and got eight more. A big savings and I have a big supply as well. My hair was shinier and felt as if I had a conditioning treatment. So very happy!
At last I took everything out of the present cupboard! This was really fun and over the year the Christmas Challenge has really added up! I barely have to buy anything.
I need to get back to reporting my 100 Day Challenge!
Today is day 75! Boy have I done a lot of paining in 75 days! I have not painted everyday or spring cleaned everyday either but most days did some things towards my challenge. So it has helped me get to the end of the year with more done.
Day 69. Saturday. Painted outside with Allie most of the day.
Day 70. Painted fencing around the garage and Allie painted the high sections at the back of the house.
Day 71. Undercoated new doors.
Day. 72. Undercoated IKEA shelves. (After cleaning them up)
Day 73. First coat of white on the shelves.
Day 74... more work on IKEA shelves and more work on new doors.
Day 75. (today) Big clean up day!
I hope you had a good week. How did you feather your nest this week?
Have a lovely weekend. xxx