How was the start to your New Year? Are you still feeling motivated? Has that"New Year" feeling already started to slide away? I'm still feeling positive and happy about getting some more de-cluttering done. I have set myself a little challenge, this year, to de-clutter the whole house, every draw, box, folder, basket and cupboard. I have started in our bedroom and I am making good progress. There is stuff in there that hasn't seen the light of day for years, definitely a great reason to get rid of it. They say if you haven't used an item in a year, you won't use it at all. I have started a page, attached to the blog, called "My Year of Less Stuff" and as I de-clutter I am taking a photo of the items as they leave the house. We have six large charity centres on the Peninsula and I will be dropping the good quality, unwanted items, off to them. Everything else is going in the bin.
On the dinner front we have used the last of the Christmas Ham in a really yummy recipe, I cooked a large piece of corned meat that stretched to three meals plus some that I have frozen some for later and we enjoyed two meals of prawns that we received in a barter agreement. I love bartering especially when it involves food!
I have also started to make one vegetarian meal a week to lessen the amount of money we spend on meat. We like to support our local, privately owned butcher, but it comes with a heafty price tag. I feel the meat is expensive but it is good quality and is sourced from Kilcoy, not too far away from us. It is a quandary, what is the best thing to do? Keep supporting the little guy or save money and buy from the duopoly?
What we bought
|Shopping from Woolworths|