* I gave both Jessica and Megan a haircut. Their hair was due for a good trim. This saved us $10 - $15 each.
* Made a litre of vanilla yoghurt using some natural yoghurt given to us as a starter.
* Baked two loaves of white bread with chia seeds and two wholemeal loaves.
* Filled up my car before the school holiday price hike and used a discount coupon too
* Gratefully received a couple of boxes of clothes from a family member. There were lots of jeans and other items we can put to good use. All were in as new condition.
* Froze two single serves of a pasta dish.
* We've started using newspaper in the bottom of the chicken coop nesting boxes with a smaller amount of hay. It gives the boxes better insulation during the colder weather and means we don't have to use as much hay.
* Made Annabel's Golden Syrup pudding. This is a very frugal pudding and wonderfully comforting in Winter.
* Refilled all my spray bottles with Miracle Spray.
* Started saving the washing machine water again. With the two big birthday celebrations lately, we just didn't have time to do it. It's great to get back into the routine.
* Dried most of the washing on clothes horses. Some was put into the dryer.
* Watered all our pot plants and bulbs with water saved from the kitchen.
* Gratefully received some meat and vegetables. Most of the vegetables I blanched and froze straight away as I couldn't use it quick enough.
* Donated another couple of bags to Savers and received some discount stamps. Megan bought some tops from Savers as she's doing work experience shortly at a local hospital.
* Baked raspberry and white choc muffins for snacks.
* Picked lettuce from our garden for two meals.
* Collected a fair few eggs. One day we collected four eggs from five chooks. Not bad for the cold weather.
|Raspberry and white choc muffins|
|Annabel's Golden Syrup Pudding|
|A lamp from the Titanic Restaurant|
|Beauty at The Titanic Restaurant|
|Our chickens - busy as usual|
What frugal tasks did you complete this week ?