It's been another busy and productive week here.
-My daughter turned 17 this week! It is tradition that we have a home cooked meal of our choice on our birthdays so we had chicken karage for dinner, mocktails and a homemade "Boost chocolate" ice cream cake. We also decorated the house using felt banners I made, balloons and party poppers we had in our party box.
- Sold some items on Gumtree and put the money on an additional mortgage payment to reduce our debt.
-Volunteered at a local food co-op with a friend. We got to buy some cheap groceries there too.
-Received a gorgeous homemade soy candle and dandelion salve from an IG friend. She also sent Mr 9 a handmade bowl, which he is now using to store his crystals. So beautiful!
-Helped a friends elderly relatives clean their year up. I rescued a fully lined guitar case for my daughter that was going to be taken to the tip. I also salvaged a very old copy of Alice In Wonderland which I will give to a friend's daughter and also a lovely ornate frame I will spray paint black and will look great in my living room.
-Went to the movies. The kids used a movie ticket they got as a Christmas gift, so I only paid for my ticket. We also packed drinks and snacks from home.
-Received a box of chocolates as a thank you gift.
-Bought some supplies from our gift fund to make a homemade gift.
-Stretched a roast chicken and boiled the bones to make a lovely and filling chicken and barley soup.
-Picked up some free bread and rolls from the op shop.
-Decorated a couple jars for the soy candles I made last week. One will be a Birthday gift for one of the teens youth group leaders.
- Made a list of all the craft items I have on hand ready to participate in Annabels Christmas Challenge
- Picked up a couple of books from my favourite author for only 50c each from the op shop. I also got some material for only $1 each.
-We went for a BBQ lunch and walk at a nearby dam.
-Brewed and bottled more kombucha. Id like to aim to drink some at least everyday.
What have you all been up to this week?
|The table decorated with Miss 17's birthday gifts and some balloons. She also received pet mice.|
|I use these felt flags to decorate the house on our birthday's.|
|Mocktails with fancy straws from our party box.|
|Miss 17's homemade icecream cake.|
|Bulk cooking of gluten free quiches and zucchini slices for the freezer.|
|Cheap groceries from the co-op. I stocked up on pasta and rice and there are a few treats as well.|
|Book and frame I rescued. I have since painted the frame and will post a pic next week.|
|The beautiful handmade goodies from a friend.|
|The material was such a bargain! The blue tulle I will use to make a child's tutu.|
|Lemon and Basil scented soy candles ready for gifting.|
|Yummy soup bulked out with barley and vegetables.|