1. Save All of Our Change for the Year
I added more coins to the jar this week. It is slowly building up. I am definitely going to wait until the end of the year to see how much we accumulate.
2. Plan Ahead for My Business
I am still busy with baby shoes and am also working on orders. I continue to chip away at the Easter baskets. I have yet to add anything to my Etsy shop, but I am thinking that I may give the Easter baskets a try. I do not see many of those listed yet. Trying to guess what will sell is not my strong point. The shoes I made just to fill a space in my booth sold before the ones I thought would sell.
Now for the new goal....
3. Try 12 New Recipes/Cooking Techniques
I will have to double up one month to make up for January. For February I am trying my hand at making sourdough starter. I am not sure the first batch is doing much so it may take a few tries to get it right. That is what makes it a challenge though to work toward. I am trying a method in Grit magazine, but if anyone has a starter method please share.
I am going to double up and add Back to Basics on today's post.
- I entered some online sweepstakes and instant wins. It is free so much cheaper than playing the lottery and occasionally I win something.
- We ate leftovers, and I cooked from scratch.
- I planned laundry around the weather and washed clothes on the sunny days. It meant doubling up a bit, but I did not have to use the dryer.
- I needed to transplant the pepper and artichoke seedlings. Rather than buy potting soil, I dug up some compost. It has extra fertilizer from the added rabbit manure and the chickens. I expect it is better for the plants, and it was free.
- I did not buy any yarn. I admit that I was really tempted by a sale. My plan for this month is to make as much as I can with the yarn I have on hand.