This week our new mattress arrived! I was so excited! It came sealed and wrapped in giant plastic bags which I kept to re wrap it when we move house.
From night one we both noticed the difference in our sleep and comfort. Just wow!
While everything was taken apart I washed the wool underlay and amazingly got it dry on the line as we had a full sunny day.
Some of the ways I saved and got ahead this week were:
With my phone contract a few weeks back I was able to get a free upgrade to a newer phone. So I always take that right away. I sold my old phone this week and amazingly got $260!
I made a dozen quiches in king size muffin trays. I use ham or bacon in place of pastry. They are really nice for breakfast or lunch.
I still have a lot of lemons so I made up a batch of Lemon Butter. It is quite quick when you make it in the microwave.
It is so beautiful with all the yellow ingredients of the lemons (9) eggs and butter.
I love citrus in winter I think it seems so bright and cheery. I say these are jars of sunshine!
I made melting moments, half were gluten free and half were normal flour.
A tin of these were for Chloe and Luke...
These remind me of biscuits my Nan used to make. She always had pale pink icing in the middle. My baking used up some ingredients in my use it up challenge.
I made Harper and Scarlett cup cakes before heading around there to see them...
I found two huge bargains for the present cupboard. Two good gifts for $2 each, marked down from $30! Into the stash they go!
Later I found another gift for a child also for $2.
I made two batches of yoghurt.
This week we had a major plumbing problem but Andy fixed it himself thankfully!
I also cut Andy's hair.
I made up some essential oil roller balls as a gift. I made one set up as relaxation, sleep and calming blends and another as cold, flu and immunity blends.
These are so easy to make and have a high retail value but now that I have supplies on hand they do not cost very much to make. Also I find it lovely to have the oils out and it makes me feel wonderful for the whole day as I will dab on things I love!
I think that is about it! Today I am having lunch with Chloe then heading off to her wedding dress fitting. The sun is shining too!
How did you build up your nest this week?
I found this lovely quote this week but I do not know who to attribute it to.
I thought this is the Proverbs 31 woman!
She's a dreamer
She sees possibilities everywhere.
That is us! There are possibilities everywhere. Take every opportunity!
Learn new skills and put the word out there for things you are needing. One of my new skills (kind of!) is using the oven much less and small appliances much more. Mainly to save electricity. I have had a week of cooking dinner in small appliances instead of the oven and with great success! A small appliance is also easier to clean than a dirty oven! Bonus!
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx