I always read and usually link up our savings here. Last week a couple of the readers there talked about how they seasoned their cast iron cookware. My husband and I have been discussing how we were probably going to have to start looking for cookware. I had a duh moment. I have had two cast iron skillets that I acquired when we lived in our apartment over a year ago. They have just been sitting in my cabinet and I almost got rid of them in a de-cluttering session. I was able to dig those out of the cupboard and look up how to get rust off a cast iron pan and season it. The process worked great, I used the pan several times this weekend. No purchase of cookware necessary! Before you go out and purchase something new, when you have a need or want, I really want to encourage you to pray about it and look around you may have something you could use already to fill that need or want.
While cutting grass this week in the yard we found some beautiful wild flowers. My daughter and I picked them and brought them in to be a centerpiece on our table.
We set the table with some fancy glassware that we got from yard sales last weekend. I picked up some ice cream on sale at Winn Dixie, and made some brownies and we "ate fancy" in our own home. (I am finding that sometimes I do enjoy being creative in my own kitchen.)
Friday night we had some game time and we made some pop tab jewelry using some supplies and broken jewelry I have had on hand for way too many years. (My son is interested in this now as a hobby and wants to see if we can make any extra cash!) If not we will have some great gifts when needed.
Curbside pickin before)
My husband was given by a customer this wonderful item that had also been on our wish/want list
In the kitchen we made cheesy mashed potato ham bake
I received my mother's day gift early, and went to the local cosmetology school to get a hair cut and color. (I always save so much money by going to the cosmetology school.)
As a family we went out and washed all the vehicles in our yard on Sunday. There was alot of fun had splashing and playing in the water hose. The vehicles looked so good that I may have to add washing them to our list of things to regularly do. (No we do not regularly wash our cars, if they get washed it in the past it has been through a car wash...however I have seen the sparkle, and I like the shine)
This was our EPIC WEEK! How was yours....did you have any unexpected blessings?