1. Completely Finish New House & Update Property
This was a busy week with some non-new house chores. I did work on the garden areas. I weeded around the rabbit area, the bee garden, and the main garden. W has started demolishing the old house as we were unable to give it away. He has made good progress on it. He did find that the bathroom door was a good fit for the hole at the heating/air conditioning unit in the new house.
It needs a piece of bottom trim and a couple coats of paint. I will eventually change out the door knob to match the new house. For now I am excited about the recycled (free) door.
2. Plan Ahead for Birthday & Holiday Gifts
I took advantage of Mercy House Global's summer sale to purchase gifts for a couple of friends. I also found an idea for a handcrafted Christmas gift.
3. Use the Garden to Be More Self-Sufficient
I picked herbs, cucumbers, and zucchini from the garden this past week. My plan for this week it to make supports for the cantaloupes and do more weeding. I also need to add more jalapeno poppers to the freezer. According to Southern Living July is a great time to plant zinnias, cosmos, bachelor buttons, marigolds, and sunflowers for fall blooms. I ordered a few seeds and hope to get those planted this week.
4. Take One Class a Month
I did not get the citrus madeleines made last week, but they are on my list for today or tomorrow. The next lesson is mini tarts. I need to order some pans for those. I have my eye on a set from Amazon and gift cards to pay for them.
5. Pack Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes on a Budget
I have 37 wash cloths left to make. I also decided to order some pre-made hair bows. My goal is to pack the boxes during August so I will pick up what I need to finish. That will give me time to organize leftovers and make a list of needed items to buy/make for 2018.
6. Boost Savings
I am planning to avoid going into town this week. I did knock another chunk off the credit card debt. We are still on track to be done with that by the end of this month.