We had a wonderful Friday night last week, Luke and Chloe came to dinner and we had a celebration of sorts as well. During the day I had been with Chloe for her wedding dress fitting. Getting exciting!
Then we had Harper's 3rd Birthday on Monday so that was wonderful.
She is growing up so fast. She always wants to be helpful. She loves anything to do with making things. 💗
Lucy made her cake and we had sparklers!
I found some bargains including sausages which I divided up and froze in meal size portions. Also cartons of cream for 40c.
I made a giant cauliflower cheese bake and baked apples in the slow cooker.
After a few hours these are caramelised and delicious!
I was blessed with parcels in the mail!
Tania sent me wonderful books for my medical cabinet... they are my current reading and some of the tips will be in a Home Pharmacy post.
Mimi sent me a lampshade. It is silk! Ages ago I found this beautiful lamp base in an op shop and grabbed it. I LOVE it. When Mimi saw this she said "don't buy a shade I have one" and she had bought two shades on a good deal but only needed one of them. So this week the shade arrived. Now what are the odds that this shade would be the perfect size and proportions for my lamp base?
But it is perfect! Now I have my lamp out on display and in use!
Next I get a parcel from the USA from Vicky. She had a pair of beautiful and expensive black bras sent to her in one of her amazing deals. Except they weren't her size! Once again... what are the chances they would be perfect for me (hahaha again we are talking what are the chances of perfect size and proportions!) Well, they are perfect! They are so pretty and exactly what I would buy!
THEN a beautiful reader Belle sent me a package of medical supplies for my cupboard.
Because I try to add to my supplies all the time I have a fair idea of the prices of things and rolls of bandages, compression bandages, dressings etc are all very expensive. This all was worth a fortune. Yesterday I spent some time putting it away and adding some to the car kits as well. Just wonderful.
So it was amazing and I thank you all for so many big blessings this week!
I found some post Mothers Day sale items and this included $3 stainless steel drink bottles we were wanting and some gifts for the present cupboard.
A local supermarket has been having amazing specials. I think it is because they have found themselves really close to Aldi. Last week it was the pork roasts. This week it was Andy's favourite coffee for $10 a tin. This is usually $22 a tin in Coles or Woolworths. (The big nescafe tins) I got five as the date on them is mid 2020. So I saved over $50 there.
I have been doing some trades and my essential oils have been great for this and also gifts.
Now that I have supplies I can put together some rollers suitable for a persons needs and it isn't too expensive. Yet to buy rollers of a blend can cost $30 + each so this is a great start for someone. As I got started because of a gift Chloe gave me I also hope that a gift like this also starts something wonderful.
Andy was busy and he told me to say he saved over $400 in his Vicky Challenge.
So that was my week!
Today I am heading off to see my Aunt. I have farm honey for her and photos. On this trip I do a kind of loop and go to Spotlight, several op shops, my Aunts and a wonderful fruit and veggie shop that usually has amazing bargains. With luck I will have veggies to make a big pot of soup over the weekend!
I just heard from Jen in NZ. Several people wished her well for the imminent birth of her new baby. She has a baby girl! So wonderful to hear. Congratulations Jen I am so thrilled for you!
How did you build up your home this week? Didi you save, get ahead, add to your pantry or preparedness? I hope it was a good week and you have a great weekend. Tomorrow I am setting myself up to watch the royal wedding! I remember watching Princess Diana and Charles marry. I was in college then. I love how literally millions of people will come out to celebrate!
I better get going as I have a busy afternoon! xxx