It seems like a really long week! There is a lot to report!
Some of the ways I saved money this week:
I made several quiches. They made meals and work lunches.
When I have these I like them for breakfast. They are mainly eggs and vegies so I think they are great for just about any meal! They are also nice hot or cold so they are just really handy.
I made up more lemon butter. I needed to get moving on the lemons as a few were getting stale. So I made this and froze some, gave some as gifts as well. My Dad likes it so I took some to him.
Also I used the peels to soak in vinegar. I like vinegar to clean with and make cleaner but not the smell. After a few weeks this smells like lemon. It is super fresh fragrance with extra cleaning properties.
On the way to the farm I went to three op shops. It is a three hour trip. The first part of the trip sees me go through some country towns. One op shop in particular is wonderful. In the country the op shops are much cheaper. I had the best luck! I got a doona cover for the rose print cotton. Here it is on the line as I washed it as soon as I got home...
This side is roses the other side is rose buds. I think I will make serviettes or pillowcases from this. I just love it. It was $1. That is a lot of material for $1.
I also got two damask tablecloths with matching serviettes and they have never been opened. Gorgeous!
Plus beads and pearls. Two belts. A lovely top and a soft jumper I love. It was so good! Grand total $9.
I took Dad a practical present. I have given him all kinds of gifts over the years. Lately I have worked out if I give him things I have made he likes that. So his Fathers Day gift was fig jam, plum jam, lemon butter and a big basket of vegies...
Also I made the card...
I finished some more kitchen towels. This time blue.
At the farm I picked lavender. I have a project planned for this. It was lovely out in the sun picking bunches.
I also picked fresh bunches of Bay Leaves since my last lot were all dry and packaged up. This is everything hanging on my ladder now that I am at home.
I picked flowers to dry and I don't have a photo. I picked a lot. Enough for several huge vases. I will try to remember to show that next week. It is amazing to fill vases for free and these will dry and last years.
Mum gave me a basket of jars. Also a duck. Not an alive duck, a frozen duck to roast. :)
I made tags. They can be gift tags or to tie to food as labels...
I just found a mason jar image on the internet and copied it onto thin cardboard, cut them out, punched a hole and added string. I made a few dozen so far. I really like them as they will go with my pantry themed gifts.
I hope you also had a good week. We have had pouring rain and a sunny day since. A mixture for the start of spring.
It was really a great week. When you get home from being away a few days there is always heaps to do.
My Dad is much better and working as usual but has to be careful of his arm. It is looking good and he thought they were wonderful to him in hospital.
I took photos of the farm house and some of the kitchen and garden etc which I will post next week.
How did you build up your home and save money this week? I hope it was good and you are enjoying the changing of the seasons.
I have planting to do and spring cleaning too ... so I have a few plans for next week already.
Have a lovely weekend.xxx