I am behind on replies but I will catch up! The comments and ideas on Wednesdays nature post have been so lovely!
Some of the ways I saved money and feathered our nest include:
Over the long weekend I painted the whole front fence! As there are roses along the inside of the fence by the end I had scratches, splinters, bruised legs, paint in my hair and various other things! But some of the paint actually got on the fence and it is done!
You can see the yellowish cream on the house in the background, the fence was the same as this and quite worn in sections. Now it pretty much looks brand new! Also it stands out on the street so much!
Now for the house! But having not felt well, sore arms etc. I took the rest of the week off painting!
I am very happy to have finished this and love the results!
It was Andy's birthday. The fruit cake went on to a cake stand (a cake stand makes everything seem more special!) and he is at work today with a slice of that in his lunch box.
It was also our anniversary! I got beautiful roses...
This week I found cauliflowers marked down to $1.50. This is really cheap for us and I bought two.
I found turkish and focaccia breads drastically marked down. It had been a while since I found these. They are so handy in the freezer for toasties and an easy dinner. I got five packs which is 24 individual loaves and saved $20 over the five packs. (They were 99c each so I am stocked up).
From when we pulled up all the carpets and underlays we still had all this on the verandah to get rid of! Our council has it that once a year we can book an extra rubbish collection for free. All of this is finally gone!
I made three dozen sausage rolls for dinner, lunches and the freezer.
Also I had milk that I needed to use up. I made a big lot of pancake batter and made stacks of pancakes for Andy's lunch box and desert one night.
I finished cleaning Lucy's floor rug. It actually came up good as new!
I built up my pantry by adding a dozen cans of soup on a big special and also some medical supplies.
Last night it rained gently all night! So this is wonderful and the garden is watered.
How was your week? How did you build up your home or save money?
Every week is different. I love having a long list of things I did and ways we got ahead where as this week it was just about trying to sleep and get better! But the fence was one big thing and it has helped me get ahead with my painting and is such a house improvement.
Week by week it all adds up.
I am always amazed by that! Remember those storage tubs that I bought to slide under the bed? Three of them are full now of added pantry items. I thought it would take forever but each week I have bought something and now they are filling up.
Next week I will use my Coles voucher and get my free groceries and add to them some more!
Have a lovely weekend! xxx