I do adore simple homemade treasures..they seem to mean so much more somehow.
As a thrifty blogger I like to be creative with the world around me and things that come to hand rather than always buying ‘stuff.’ When I do buy objects I like to keep them low cost and make the very most of them. I don’t always find it easy but this week I think has been a winner.
Have a look what we have been up to.
I found this old stone that I made into something rather special last year and it has spurred me on to start stone seeking whilst we are out and about . Have a look at my tutorial on making name stones.
My daughter went to a wild kids session at our local country park and came back full of tales about butterflies and instructions on how to make a butterfly feeder. So we did!
I have been learning to flower arrange and this was the start of my thrifty mantel display. Amazing what you can create for under £4!
My son sat his KS2 sats this week and so we made him some homemade fairy cakes and his sister made him a good luck card to cheer him along. We used these fabulous party toppers from a cupcake kit. Aren’t they the cutest and they can be reused too.
My daughter and I have been chatting away as we make daisy chains in the garden and I have loved these relaxed times amid the stressy exam days
And I have been learning to cook more healthily and whizzed up the leek tart this week. It tasted wonderful and was a pretty big deal for me. I am a tad scared of cooking
I have a pinterest board full of simple things which I curate with my good friend Chris Mosler who blogs at Life is delicious (and whose recipe I used for my tart!)
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So we have had a lovely week filled with simple homemade treasure ..how has your week been?