Some of the ways I feathered my nest were:
I painted the storage tins that I got a week ago. This made them look like a set and I love them! The largest ones all take the biggest cakes so they will be so handy for me.
The painting was easy. The images are from paper napkins Mum gave me. That took a bit longer! I had thought of buying water slide decals... but I had these so I cut them out and varnished them on. Vicky said to make sure I count that as savings in the challenge!
They sit in a big stack and I put felt pads under each one so they do not scratch.
Lucy gave me this little nest she found. The little bird has used dryer lint and cotton and it's blue!
Can you believe that!? The Bluebirds are now building blue nests! It matched my tins...
This is how the tins looked before. I got them all for under ten dollars....
I love them now. Plus they were fun to do. I will do more next year to use to give cakes and biscuits.
This is how the house looks basically constantly living with sour dough starter!
This week I tried it with focaccia and it was beautiful. We had a BBQ and ate outside. I brought out a pan of hot bread from the oven. So easy and so nice!
Later in the week I made one like this for Lucy. Then I made six lots of dough for pizza bases. I squished them out and froze them to be thawed and rolled when needed.
I want to try Sticky Buns and also cheese and bacon scrolls... I think this weekend I will make the scrolls.
In the garden I planted out a heap of spider plants and filled a shady spot for free.
I downloaded some good free ebooks. Vickie's Kitchen and Garden is a good blog to follow as she lists free ebooks every day. I get so many it is wonderful.
In the lane there are grape vines. I went out and covered a heap of bunches with old stockings... hopefully we will get some bunches this yer instead of just the birds! I am watching peaches out there as well!
I made two lots of shortbread. This gave me some gifts, I shared it around, was desert, went in Andy's lunch box for the week.
This is a super fast way to make biscuits. Really it could apply to any recipe. Just press out and slice while hot.
A whole round wrapped up is a beautiful gift.
If we ever bought pizza I thought a pizza box recovered would be perfect!
We increased our preparedness with more items that can be battery operated plus batteries.
At the shops I took notice of a lot of prices. We have really changed our shopping this year. I noticed yesterday our wholesale butcher and Aldi were well under half the price of the other two main supermarkets. I was shocked at some of the prices of meat especially. Steak at $57 a kilo. Lamb at $44 a kilo. Seriously.
But I got ideas! These little Gingerbread houses were being sold at a cafe. They are individual sized about five inches tall? Really cute. $14.50 each. I took a quick photo so I could share the idea...
Today is a beautiful day and I am going to play with Harper later! I have Hydrangeas flowering.
I have about two hours of painting to go! Maybe this weekend I will finally finish!
How did you build up your home this week?
Enjoy this lovely time and think of little ways to make it beautiful for everyone!
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx