Refilled the foaming hand-wash bottles in the kitchen and both bathrooms using shampoo we don't like to use on our hair.
Finished making the Christmas cakes and puddings. Four large cakes, twelve small cakes and three puddings made. Whew! Over for another year :)
We put the Christmas tree up and decorated the house. This is a big job and took three days but it is a lot of fun and when the childults join in the memories and laughter the hard work is worth it.
Took some cuttings from a geranium (or pelargonium - I get them confused!) from Mum's garden to pot up. When they're big enough I'll use them to fill in blank spots in the garden.
Fed the fruit trees with worm tea from the worm farm.
Gratefully accepted some rhubarb from Carol (thank you so much!). Cooked it and portioned it into crumble sizes and it's in the freezer.
Found some surprises in the garden. One self-seeded tomato and four zucchini plants and three iceberg lettuce.
Lots of strawberries. I've been picking a small bowlful each morning.
Dried the washing on the clothesline.
Bought a Christmas gift I've been watching on half-price sale that brought it down to my gift budget limit. Yay!
Recycled two gift boxes to send Christmas gifts interstate.
Cooked all our meals from scratch.
Bought legs of lamb @$6.99/kg from The Australian Butcher. One for Christmas, two for the freezer.
Used Officeworks Mailman to send parcels interstate - much cheaper than using Australia Post.
Finished working on my shopping list for 2017.
We have started to review our budget for next year. We are going to increase the grocery budget to $200 a month - double what we've lived on for the last 14 months. I almost feel giddy with extra in the grocery budget.
What have you done to save money, time and energy this week?