This was a much better week for getting things done and savings wise as well.
First of all we had Mothers Day. I wrapped up my presents in plain tissue paper with photos on top. I was really pleased with how they looked and everyone commented.
The photos were part of the gift and the gifts were framed photos!
It was also Harper's birthday! It was so much fun. My friend Helen gave her a toaster. The toast cooks then fires out like two missiles lol and we did this over and over. It was hilarious every time!
During the week I made a big crockpot of pumpkin and sweet potato soup.
This was my lunches and I froze six portions as well.
I made a big pot of spaghetti sauce which became two dinners and I froze some also.
This included a diabetic fruit cake. This was one of those three ingredient cakes... dried fruit, orange juice and flour. I didn't love it but Andy seems to! I portioned it out for the weeks lunches and froze slices.
I made four pizzas from scratch with my sour dough. These also made both dinner, lunches and portions were frozen.
And I made sausage rolls. I made two dozen full size ones and a dozen mini ones for Harper who loves them.
I froze some of these as well! Now I am starting to realise why the freezer is so full!
Lucy gave me four huge stems of artificial flowers. They are lovely ones. They greatly improved an arrangement I have in the dining room.
In the background you can see boxes of bathroom fittings. There is no where in the house that hasn't got bathroom stuff!
I had been wanting a big feature mirror for the bathroom. I wanted something vintage/shabby chic....
Chloe gave me from her unit this huge mirror! It is something like six foot wide...
It's perfect for the wall I want it on! I have to paint it... I think it will be a worn looking french greyish colour (this will be a job over the weekend) I would be lucky to buy anything like this for under $600 around here and quite possibly a lot more.
By coincidence Lucy gave me another mirror she had under a bed...
It came with free dust haha! It is also pretty big but nothing like the other one. I will find a place for it! (Another painting job)
I found huge old pickle jar. After washing it about twelve times I painted the lid and added one of the transfers Mimi gave me. It now holds my polenta.
With the circus of bathroom renovations I still managed to see the girls quite a bit. Sometimes if I am there late afternoon I give Harper her bath. Here she is (still with damp hair) helping Great Grandma put the baby to bed...
I am pretty sure she thinks she is putting Scarlett to bed and Great Grandma is good enough to help her. This is the impression I get!
This was the best week in ages for my Vicky Challenge. I wrote in $1217 which made me realise how many blessings we had and how much work was done!
I also felt we got ahead with so many meals in the freezer and ready for the weekend as well.
This afternoon I have to paint a part of the bathroom, it is the area above the tiles to the ceiling. Once the shower is in I can't get to it with the ladder so today is it! We have very high ceilings... I'm not sure how high even but I think 12 foot. And my light is covered in cement grindings! This is going to take ages to clean!
So that is my week. I hope you also had a good one! How did you save, build up your home or get ahead this week?
Have a good Friday and weekend! xxx