Saturday, February 20, 2010

Family Fun Saturday

We have a few traditions that we like to do on the weekend and luckily they are low cost and good for the environment.

Today we went to some local garage sales. We only go to the ones in our immediate suburb as otherwise the cost of the petrol negates the savings we make on any items purchased.

We found a storybook which was perect as a home reader for Rhianna, 3 long sleeved tops, also for Rhianna and a little alarm clock for me. Total: $8. One of the garage sales even had their kids selling homemade lemonade and muffins out the front of their house. Breakfast and a bargain - how good is that?

Then onto some baking. This was a necessity as we had no bickies or cake in the house and therefore nothing for morning teas. We made some jam drops and a chocolate cake mostly using all the organic products I sourced last week.

Jam drops

Chocolate cake

Bill takes his turn as the "student" at Rhianna's school of learning. He's a good dad and knows he has to raise his hand to speak. Finn on the other hand, refuses to play.

The rest of the afternoon was spent trampolining and reading stories on our bed.

Hope you all had a great Saturday.


libby said...

Sounds like a delightful day. That cake and cookies look yummy!


Catherine @ The Vegan Good Life said...

I just found your blog through Cate's Budget Confessions. I love your garage sale finds and that you are such a thrifty and green mom!

So cute about the lemonade stand. I always stop for those.

Very nice blog!