|Homemade caramel sauce|
We are getting back into routine this week, which I really like. Lots of early mornings, tidying up and home educating :)
-Lots of running around Mr 9 to his drama rehearsals. On these nights I have cooked dinner early and made sure we eat before we go.
-Hubby had a toothache and needed to go to the dentist. Because we have a health care card he was able to have the tooth pulled for $50 rather than the full price of $200.
-I finished making the superhero cape and mask. I'm really pleased with the result. I will do a separate post on this plus links to the pattern.
-It's verge pickup this week. I found a hydraulic rowing machine, wooded garden bed which will be perfect for growing vegies, a pair of New Balance sneakers for hubby and a bedside table which I have a project in mind for. All for free!
-I made rice pudding, chocolate cake, apple crumble and caramel sauce.
-Hubby and Mr 9 made chocolate eclairs. Which were absolutely delicious!
-We worked hard to pay $2371 off our debt this month. The extra money was made from selling our unwanted items on Gumtree and I sold some soy candles.
-I reviewed our budget-again! And have found a few more ways we can save around $100 a fortnight. I regularly update our finances and have found back in October when we first started using the cash envelope system, I overestimated some categories by quite a bit.
-Miss 17, a friend and I helped out at our co-op this week. We were able to buy a lot of groceries for $20, got some free vegetables and some clothes from their free op-shop corner. Miss 17 loves op shopping and came home with heaps of new clothes! I also picked up some jeans for Mr 9 and pants, a shirt dress and cardigan for myself. We feel very blessed.
-Made some iced coffee using my peculator and some ground coffee then adding some milk. Super cheap and perfect for this hot weather.
-I earned another $10 Coles voucher for doing surveys, so I now have $30 to spend at the supermarket. I will use these next time I go and put the $30 I would have spent on groceries towards our debt.
-Picked up some free bread rolls and wraps from the local op-shop.
|I'm really pleased with how the cape turned out.|
|The rowing machine found on verge pickup.|
|Free bread rolls and wraps.|
|Our January debt total. Writing this down helps keep me motivated.|
|This will make a perfect raised garden bed for up by our pool.|