Yesterday things started to improve a lot. Thank you for all your prayers and comments!
Mainly it was a week of easy meals like toasted sandwiches and trying to keep things going. Due to counting from last Friday to today in my week I had a few savings and things to report. (thankfully)
I used up leftover yoghurt in a "use it up' cake and covered it in plum slices.
I actually made two of these and one was frozen.
My friend gave me five huge plastic tubs with lids and a heap of giant plastic storage bags with zips. She had just moved house. I have shared these around and some have become storage in the shed.
My neighbour collected us a bag of cuttlefish for our birds as they went to the beach. We never would buy them but they are a couple of dollars each in the shops.
I collected a dozen free lemons.
A beautiful parcel arrived in the mail. I knew it was from Vicky right away as it was covered in flowers! She sent me a gorgeous gift and included something I have been really wanting. Zote! Yes pink Zote has been on my wish list! (this is a US solid bar of laundry soap that comes in pink. When grated and added to your homemade mix the whole batch turns out a heavenly pale pink!)
I want to use it to make pink laundry soap! Vicky also sent me fragrance beads which I have never had before. The parcel smelled beautiful. It scented the van it arrived in and probably the plane coming over!
I used up a heap of tomatoes and zucchini in my Nan's bake (this is good to go with roasts and stretch meat meals) This also used up left over bread.
Mum gave me six bananas which I peeled and froze to make a cake.
Yesterday I went to the shops. I bought bags of baguettes and rolls for 99c. As I haven't baked so much these will be handy. Each bag was about $6 worth of things, just yesterdays.
I collected some lovely gift bags to recycle. I have a drawer just for gift bags.
Once again I haven't totalled up my Vicky Challenge yet. But I will and I can see the weeks are really adding up.
This weekend Andy is spraying the whole yard again for bugs. This was done before Christmas but we have had a very wet summer and more humid than usual. The Chemist and Doctors have told me they are seeing many more bites than usual. Andy doing is saves a few hundred dollars and he can do just as good a job.
The nicest part of the week was going with Mum around to Lucy's house. I had missed out for a few days which I did not like! Mum bathed Harper and washed her hair and Lucy bathed Scarlett. I got a lot of lovely photos. This is Great Grandma with her babies all freshly washed and in pjs. 😊
How was your week? How did you build up your home or get ahead? If you are tracking savings for your Vicky Challenge how did you go?
We have good weeks and not so good weeks! Big weeks and small weeks! But everything adds up!
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx
Jane let me know that Bluey has had a bit of a set back. They both could do with some prayers.