This week I've:
Picked figs from Mum's fig tree and made fig jam.
Made a birthday card for an extra special friend.
Donated DVDs that we no longer want to the nursing home.
Saved $45 on name labels for Mum's clothes by MOOing them with white bias tape and a laundry marker. It was hot on Wednesday so I sat in the family room, under the fan with the air conditioner on for a couple of hours and stitched them all in place.
Cooked all our meals from the pantry, fridge and freezer ingredients.
Bought four Christmas gifts for $2 each from the Post Office on clearance. They are vintage board games, and Myer sells them for up to $19.99 each!
Made a set of cards and a matching box to send to Wayne's Aunty Elaine (of Elaine's Easy Pastry fame).
Made pita chips using pita bread from the freezer, garlic salt and oil and onion dip using MOO plain yoghurt, dried onion, a pinch of garlic salt and pepper for Tom's Super Bowl party on Monday. The boys all brought drinks and snacks to share (they even brought paper plates, cups and a roll of paper towel to use as serviettes).
Finished the printing for the Aldi workshops in Perth and Adelaide later this week.
Saved shower water, dried washing on the line or the clothes horses and all the other frugal habits I do without thinking about them each day.
What did you do to save money, time and energy this week?