Sunday I began my day with the usual. I made a fresh pot of coffee, sat down with my laptop to check my emails and post on my blog, then started a load of and made up my bed with freshly laundered sheets. Simple things that bring me joy.
I baked a loaf of wheat bread and a large pan of fudgy brownies from scratch.
I took the last of the pot roast and chopped it up and put it in my slow cooker with sliced mushrooms, pasta sauce, garlic and dried basil. I let it cook on low all day before adding cream and cooking up some spaghetti. I also made a spinach salad using up leftover black olives and leftover feta cheese.
Monday morning I woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep so I gave up and started my day. Using my computer I printed out a sheet of return address labels for mailing bills and letters. Each sheet has 80 labels on it so this should last me for a very long time. I also worked on some sentiments for paper crafting and did a little writing before I left for work.
|I put the leftover egg nog in the freezer to use later on down the road|
Tuesday was another three hour robotics meeting so I picked up the young one from cheerleading practice (with her dinner packed) and I dropped off the older one and we held up at the library until it was time to pick her up. As usual I took my laptop, found a quiet corner and did some much needed writing while my youngest ate her dinner, did her homework and read a book. Work has been really hectic so it is nice to have this downtime and my youngest absolutely loooves the library. We did the same thing again on Thursday when she had her next meeting.
|In between errands and activities I've been going through my scraps|
and making more things to share with all of you - stay tuned!
Friday evening after I dropped of the oldest at her high school for a basket ball game I headed off to the salon for my "annual" haircut. I've decided this year to go back to a good simple cut, no more highlights and do my own maintenance with periodic ban trims at home. I thought it would be a good way to test out something for when I hit the road in Laverne eventually.
|I used my credit card rewards points for a $50 gift card|
You all know I've been purging and cleaning and I wanted this year to add a few items to my work wardrobe to replace some of what I've let go. I took a $50 gift card to Dillards and used that to purchase my annual pair of work pants and a really pretty Calvin Klein top I found on a clearance rack. After the gift card I only paid $16 out of pocket for a good pair of slacks and a gorgeous designer top. I left the store with a little spring in my step.
Saturday afternoon on the way home from picking up my oldest from her all day robotics workshop we stopped in at the dollar store so she could get a few things she needed. I found three packages of pearl embellishments I'd been hoping to find. I was so excited to see them in stock. I will be using these on some upcoming projects I have planned. I am having so much fun crafting lately.
Don't forget this week I am sharing my first Christmas Project A Month post. I really hope you guys like it. I had a ton of fun putting it together for you. And there is a giveaway at the end of the post too! So don't miss out on that one.
How was your thrifty week?