Friday night Chloe came over to dinner before flying out on Saturday morning. It was a lovely night.
I made my super easy crockpot cheesecake.
We had leftovers for the weekend!
During the week I made cupcakes for Harper. I made them ballet theme! I got these little decorations on Ebay and have a big pack of them.
These were a hit! She would eat a bit then put the ballerina back in what was left.
I made vegemite and cheese scrolls. I love the sight of dough rising! I made man sized ones and child sized ones...
We saved a lot of money! Today we have cement being poured in an area in the back yard. I have been waiting to get this done for so long! It is too much for Andy to have done on his own. We got a quote and considered it. Then I used the local suburb newspaper and rang around for comparison quotes. A guy came to look at the job. Then we offered him cash. Well, that had a magical like effect and we saved $1,100!
I found several bargains at the store including Brie for $1.90 so I got several.
I potted up the little succulents from the garden day. These pots needed filling and replenishing so I started with those...
It must be succulent week as I had a road side find! This time it was a case of having to ring Andy as there I was with two big Agave plants that I could fit into my car and one that I could not even lift!
The big one in that tall bucket is taller than me! I would love to know what a nursery would charge for that! They are all for Chloe who is planting a garden that can handle times of no watering. I showed her a picture and she is thrilled!
I sat and packaged up Bay Leaves. The packs in the store have five or six in them. I make my packs about twenty each at least. I got 21 packs.
I haven't worked out my Vicky Challenge but this will be a big one! Bayleaves alone are worth 50c each in the supermarket. Scrolls are $4.50 at the bakery! So I better do my maths!
This week we have had beautiful days and soaking rain which is pretty much perfect!
By the end of today a messy area of our yard will be cemented. This is an area Andy uses as a workshop, tools etc. I will be so glad to have it done.
There are a lot of flowers coming out. Things are starting to look lovely!
How did you build up your home, save money and get ahead this week? It all counts! I hope it was a good week for you! xxx