The bathroom is almost finished! I will give you a peek because we still have a cabinet and a mirror to put up and I have the door and door frame to paint which I will do today. Then it is just finishing touches! My shelves are almost set up... I am waiting on a few baskets still to go into these but I have some of my supplies organised...
The bins are full of shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste etc...
They are a good size. The toothpaste one has over thirty tubes of toothpaste in it. I followed Rosanne's advice and removed packaging. It is true that saves a lot of space! Now I know exactly how many I have on hand. Before I had them stashed in several places!
When my baskets arrive I will have more categories organised!
There is space for all my towels, hand towels etc...
And I have been loving the bath! In my "new bathroom Glory Box" I had bath soaks I had made with essential oils, bubble bath etc. So this is where you find me before bedtime!
It was five weeks of mess and work. The whole house was really a mess as there were boxes everywhere! But after the weekend it will be finished!
Yesterday I finished the wall painting. I am counting that in my Vicky Challenge this week. The savings from doing the bathroom ourselves I am also counting eventually when I work out the exact amount. From quotes we got to the amount we actually spent I know we saved at least $8000. (going from the cheapest quote, not the most expensive one)
During the week I made Cheese and Vegemite scrolls.
I still feel victorious when I have dough rising and looking like this!
These are $4 each in our local bakery. That is $48 a tray! This means I save about $45 per tray! This is the power of cooking!
Thank you to everyone who wrote re the sour dough starter. Tomorrow I am drying the starter I have out now which is really good, strong and bubbly! It will be fired up ready to go when you get it! I haven't replied to everyone as I really ran out of time. I have your envelopes addressed and ready to go! If you are in the US expect it in about two weeks as ten days seems to be the usual time to get something there. Meanwhile get things ready like your bread flour/bakers flour, honey, etc.
Tomorrow I am trying Raisin Bread to cut up for raisin toast! If that works out I will post the recipe also. This week I found two lovely loaf tins at Aldi. Perfect!
I made a big picnic for the boys fishing trip.
I spent a lot of time cleaning up and organising. I have heaps to go! And I had the washing out in the sun while we have this weather!
Today I will get this door and frame painted. It will be kind of satisfying as both need painting and are a dingy yellowish cream. They will be glossy white so will look suddenly clean and bright! Painting works like a miracle in this way!
Looking back over the week does me a world of good! I knew I felt happy after getting the walls done yesterday! I can see how far we have come! I am so pleased with our progress!
I hope you had a good week too! How did you build up your nest, get ahead or save?
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx