As you read in a past post, I’m decorating since this is our “home” for the next couple of years. I wrapped up the bathroom and then saw a quote about butterflies that I wanted to put in the bathroom BUT wasn’t trying to spend a lot of money. After doing some research I saw how someone created their own quoted canvas so naturally I wanted to make my own. As you can see above it just about turned out good EXCEPT I have to fix some of the butterflies. Here is the cost breakdown:
JoAnn’s – stickers and canvas $5; Home Depot – sampler paint $3; Michael’s – spray paint $3 = TOTAL of $11
The paint I got from Home Depot was enough to cover another canvas that I want to design for the girl’s room which is truly a GOOD deal.
I continue to perform some new recipes which will save us money. Yesterday I made my own version of Hamburger Helper Chili Mac and my oldest said it was good. I didn’t get a picture of it but trust me she requested I make more at which point I will. I can say that it alone only cost $8 and we had plenty of leftovers for the girls to eat later this week. The spices made me spend a little bit more for I didn’t have them on hand BUT won’t be like that typically.
Tonight I made this oven-baked chicken recipe my oldest found when we shopped at Krogers. Most know I don’t eat meat so I had a fake riblet while the girls had chicken. I only made two breasts so had leftover breading which urked me to throw away… BUT if I make this again I will cook more breasts and freeze them or use as leftovers.
More rambling later…