|The bargain bed.|
-I have been pricing new beds for the teenagers. I ended up finding a double bed base and mattress for Miss 17 from Gumtree for $30. We had to hire a ute to pick it up and also petrol so with this included the bed was $90. Coincidentally the lady we bought it from had done volunteer work with my husband years ago and she kindly included and foam underlay, wool underlay, double bed sheet set, quilt, quilt cover and pillows. These would have cost around $200 to buy brand new. I also found the bed base is being sold at Super A Mart for $189 plus $150 for a mattress! We got $539 worth of goods for $90. We could have saved more if we didn't have to hire the ute. Never underestimate the savings of buying second hand!
-Made some more butter blend.
-I baked Annabel's golden syrup pudding, a chocolate cake and a berry and apple crumble using apples from the freezer and the free berries from our neighbour.
-Made all meals at home from scratch.
-Picked some rosemary which was growing in a car park. This has been chopped and is drying out to be used later on.
-Its been really cold here so I turned the heater on in the evenings. I'm making the most of it by putting the clothes airers underneath it to dry the clothes.
-Started sewing an Autumn page in the quiet book I'm making.
-Used the carpet sweeper and broom instead of the vacuum cleaner.
-Washed dishes by hand instead of using the dishwasher.
-Used up some frozen baby potatoes and cooked pumpkin I had in the freezer.
-Picked some oranges from our tree and used some for juicing. Also picked kale and silver beet.
- Picked up some free rolls and pizza bases from the op shop.
-Hubby and Mr 10 started building a frame out of free pallets for our blueberry bush. This will be enclosed with netting to keep the birds out.
-Made some face scrub for the teens.
-Went to a few op shops looking for double bed sheets
|Golden syrup pudding with cream.|
|Free citrus fruit.|
|Free bread and crackers.|
|Apple and berry crumble with homemade custard.|
|Hubby and Mr 10 making the frame.|
|The tea towel from the op shop.|