I used an online code to get a free 8x10 print at Walgreens - one of Daughter and Husband from our trip to the Sand Dunes last week.
I did a little mending - sewed some buttons onto a favorite jacket and mended the sleeve on a hoodie.
We make cupcakes, and Daughter decorated them with sprinkles from the pantry. Cute!
|When we cleaned out the staff kitchen at work, there were enough sprinkles, |
left from various programs, for everyone to take a few home.
At my workplace, we have health and fitness challenges each quarter. I set a very simple goal to change a habit (get to bed earlier in order to get more sleep), achieved my goal over the 2 month period of the challenge, and was rewarded with a $10 gift card to Trader Joe's. I also want to say that 2 months to form a new habit seems to be a much better idea than the old 21 day idea...at least, for me. There is no new challenge right now, but I've challenged myself to make sure I drink at least 64 oz. water each day, and I'm doing well with that one.
We made some good progress on the plans for finishing the basement. There is a lot to decide in the drawing stage (we don't like last-minute changes - not at all), and we are getting more figured out as we go. I think the space I'm most excited about is the room we will use for our pantry. We have always stored foodstuffs in the basement, but this space will be a little more acessible and give us, hopefully, a place for everything. It will be great to have organized storage for foodstuffs, canning supplies and more.
The plant starts are pretty far along...and it's snowing here pretty regularly. I may need to re-pot soon!
|We've started tomatoes, four-o-clocks, Malabar spinach, marigolds, zinnias and herbs!|
I repaired a coaster and a child's toy (my child's toy...hee hee).
We spent some time in the library's Maker Space, learning how to use the 3-d printers. We also borrowed books and media from the library.
Husband combined sales, coupons and rebates to make the most of our grocery budget. He also hung laundry out to dry on the clothesline, and kept our house warm with a cozy fire in the wood stove.
We fed scraps, vegetable peels, etc. to our chickens and dogs, as supplements/treats to their regular food.
What did you do this week to spend less, save more and make do?