Some of the ways I saved and feathered my nest included:
I made yoghurt.
I picked the very last of the peaches. This was about 7 more kilos (14 lb) so over all I had ended up with over 100 kilos of peaches. This kept me busy for three weeks!
These gave me (and the wider family) beautiful fresh fruit daily, peach crumbles, pies, cobblers, stewed fruit and cakes. The freezer is full. Mums freezer is full!
All of this when I doubted I would get any free fruit this year. It came on top of my Aunts beautiful plums. Now I have started on the Quinces.
The first thing I did was make a big batch of Quince Paste. This is so delicious and keeps ages. It sells for $5.50 for 100 grams in the supermarket.
I cut mine into 18 portions a little larger than this.
I will give some as gifts too as once you have had it then it is a kind of addiction!
I gave Harper the bike I found once I had it cleaned up and decorated. Complete hit!
She has baby in the back. 😊
For Valentines Day I baked a large heart shaped dish of Chocolate Brownies. This was desert and then I cut it into squares and froze heaps to go in lunch boxes.
I cut Andy's hair.
Lucy gave me some moisturiser which I put away to use next.
I had my car serviced and tried a mechanic that Lucy uses. He comes to your house and so this is a huge time saver. His price was cheaper than the dealer I had been going to. Then I offered him cash and it was half again! And he was fantastic! This was a big saving and now will be in the future.
Finally I got somewhere with one of my New Year plans... to learn to sell things. Lucy had given me some children's clothes that were surplus or rejects from her online store. I set them up on a stand and took a photo.
I offered them as a single lot as I didn't want a crowd in my house or too much drama. I said $100 for it all. Then I posted on a Facebook local buy, sell, swap group. They were sold in five minutes and picked up by the end of the day. There was a queue of reserve buyers. I was amazed how easy this was. Success! Also stuff out of my craft room!
Now what to sell next!?
I have been working on my craft cupboard and organisation. I have along way to go!
Andy had Vicky Challenge savings this week which amounted to $550! He is very pleased with himself.
So that was my week! I am pretty pleased.
How did you save, get ahead, add to your pantry or any other good thing?
I feel I am working on many areas all at once at the moment. Everyday I work a bit more on my craft organisation, a bit on general household organisation, each week I am rotating things stored in my cellar and most days I have been working through fruit. I figure if I keep chipping away at them all sooner or later I will get there!
Have a lovely weekend! xxx