Insourcing is becoming something of an obsession here.
With our trip looming ever closer, (London, Venice, et al....here I come), I'm finding parting with any dollar that could go towards an interesting 'something' abroad, pretty hard to part with.
So here's my list for the week....
Mended...yes mended...The Divas dance pants. Dang that child. How does one get a hole in lycra???
Baked brownies, cupcakes and Queen of Puddings.
Had breakfast for dinner (eggs, leg ham, hash browns, oven dried tomatoes) and dinner for lunch (leftover risotto...very nice too).
Put my hand up to make costumes for the school musical (God help me....there's over 300 costumes for 170 students...I'm glad there's more than me helping!).
Painted a previously painted pair of ballet shoes ballet pink. They had to be that ugly camel colour for concert last October. Now they're pink again, and I've saved buying a new pair for The Divas classes.
Haggled with the optometrist over the price of my new lenses for my cleverly sourced optical frames from last week. Saved a packet.
Cooked dinner every night even when I was so tired that even McD's was looking good. Mucho savings here as I keep saying.
Made Bento Box dinners or as we call them 'Lacquerware Leftovers' out of odds and ends. Always a great strategy and looks so impressive in framed by red and black and eaten with gold embellished chopsticks.
So not the most brilliant week, but certainly nice savings towards some Venetian Glass or some other special thing for me.
I'm happy :)