Firstly, my new clothes line is up!
If you remember seeing the wrought iron when we were given it, this is what it looks like now...
It is difficult to take a photo of a clothes line! But it is lovely and I hung out a giant load of sheets after this and they dried in no time in the sun. I said "it works, it works!" to Andy and he laughed.
It is now covered in linen again as it is so sunny and beautiful. I love the sight of linen in the sun and the breeze. You cannot buy anything in a bottle that smells as good. Also this gives me about twice the line space that I had before. I love it!
I cleaned out and organised my freezer. I am NOT showing you a before! Lets just say I had a fair few near misses with things falling out and nearly hitting me in the head. Mum said "that's nothing" as one time a frozen pork roast hit her foot and cracked a toe! You get the idea...
I emptied it, washed the shelves and baskets... measured up the spaces and found suitable baskets.
I don't know why I didn't do this before. Baskets instantly turn shelves into drawers. You just pull them out and can see what is in them instead of trying to rummage around and see what is in the back. And it is working as many things have come in and gone out and it is easy to keep going.
Big difference! Actually it is one of those things that I get a surprise every time I open it!
This week I had a cook up and made two Lasagna's and lots of serves of spaghetti sauce. One lasagne was a present.
Lynette said to me to take photos and turn them into a recipe and I did! It is very versatile and easy to make and when I am cooking up mince it gets me loads of meals. I will post this all soon. I love to get ahead with meals and put some in the freezer. We basically never need take away because of this.
I made a batch of zucchini soup, my first soup of the cooler season. I love soup!
Also a butter chicken and tripled the recipe (for the same reasons as above) and a raita from our garden mint. This was delicious and made two dinners and one freezer meal.
Andy is making over an area of the back yard. There was soil to be removed and this went on to my hydrangeas that needed the soil to be built up.
We got more done on the bathroom. Progress.
I have been going through my wardrobe for a giant clean out, organise and making up outfits for the cooler days. I still have a way to go on this...
I made my cards and gift tags for my supplies.
Today is just beautiful. I am baking honey gingerbread biscuits and these are most of my Easter gifts. I made an Easter nest for Harper and this is her present...
It is her family in little kangaroos.... Mummy, Daddy, Harper and little sister! haha! The girls had these Sylvania families when they were little. They are just gorgeous. I still have some I kept too. I must get those out.
I haven't worked out my Vicky Challenge yet. We both have had coughs, sore throats etc all week and not sleeping very well. I think a restful weekend might be in order...
Now I want to add some things....
First of all we all prayed for Kelley's Mum. Kelley wrote to say how well her Mum is doing and thank you! Really she is doing so wonderfully! This is such good news.
A couple of weeks back Anne had commented about doing up her daughters room. I asked he if she would show me pictures. Well, she did! She emailed me photos and they were lovely! There was an idea she had with little birdcages which I LOVED. Now she has shown it on her blog so her is the link.... Simply Living the Dream.
Maria wrapped up chocolates for her family Easter celebrations. I thought these were lovely and something I should show now as there is still time!
These are just lovely! Overall, blocks of chocolate are usually much more chocolate and better value than eggs and with wrapping and a personal touch they are amazing! I remember Mimi did this a while ago as well and I love the idea. They would be good anytime as a gift as well. Beautiful Maria thank you!
There were requests for the recipe Kelsey used for her fizzles that she made in her cleaning present.
This is the recipe she used here. Kelsey added that you need to keep these in a container that is NOT airtight so something with a loose lid or a little basket maybe. Thank you Kelsey!
How did you build up your home, save or get ahead this week?
Have a wonderful Easter!xxx