I am really glad of this chance to have new floors and to make it a spring clean and a re organise at the same time but the mess started to get to me in the last few days. I know I need to keep my eye on the end result!
Stopping to assess things is a good idea.
These are the things I did manage to do to save money this week:
With lots going on I was able to reach for a tin I had put away for busy times and open a brand new fruit cake. I LOVE having things I can just get out when needed!
I made a batch of yoghurt and have been having this for breakfast.
I had a spaghetti sauce cook up and made dinner and 23 pasta dinners to freeze!
There are various combinations going on here but these have stocked up my freezer and emergency meal supply.
I also made Honey Gingerbread as Harper loves these.
The front of the house (that isn't a mess!) has flowers from the farm and I have lavender and bay leaves drying.
My menu planning and shopping have been going really well. Once again this week I only shopped for milk, a few veggies and the best specials. I added a lot of reserve meals with the pasta cook up.
As I move the contents of my pantry I am washing jars, filling things up, labelling where needed and so on.
Today the sun is out. This is after a week of rain and hail! And flowers are starting to peek out in the garden. Signs of spring!
On the weekend I am working on my herb and spice cabinet. I want to be able to set it up as soon as the floor is down and this is looking like it will be Thursday.
I hope that next Friday I will have so many good things to report and to show!
How did you build up your home, save money and get ahead this week?
Have a wonderful weekend!
Our poor US friends have another hurricane coming in and this is impacting several of the ladies here. One of them is Patsy who lived through a bad one not very long ago. These times make our preparedness efforts seem very real. Always keep on top of your preparedness as much as you can!