Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Day 6: Living without.

Another nice day, but the temperature is expected to drop. 

I spent the day working on some hand painted letter sets and making up junk journals. For the junk journals they are good to write in, paint in and such, when you don't want to buy a notebook. I’m trying to organise my paper stash and use some of it up.

I’ve also been cleaning out some of the garden pots as a few of the plants need pulling out and cutting back now that it is coming into winter.

This is a no spend day.

Home tip:

Dried bay leaves in kitchen drawers and pantry will discourage insects. Renew the leaves when they lose their aroma.

Frugal recipe:

Cream of soup mix:

2 cups powdered milk
2/3 cups corn starch
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons parsley
1/2 teaspoon thyme

To use- mix 1/2 cup mix with 1 1/2 cup water ( Or milk for creamier version)in small saucepan - bring to boil. Stir in choice of: Potato dried or cooked, celery, or mushroom cheddar cheese- 1 cup.

I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.


  1. Shiralee, your junk journals look very interesting. I have never made one.

    1. Nanna Chel,
      They are easy enough to make and there's plenty of youtube videos on the subject. A lot of people are doing some fancy ones with pretty printables, they are not using actual junk stuff.