Sometimes I feel that my life has become all about excuses. I don't have time, I don't have space, I have had three kids.........oh I could go on and on and on about why I can't do it. Over the last 5 years I have really let a lot go. My body and my house have certainly taken the top of that list by storm. Recently I realized that I had been using excuses so long that I was believing them! Yep I was believing everything I had been telling myself the last 5 years. I am not fat and out of shape because I have three kids, it is because I eat to much and do to little! My house is not trashed because I have no space, I have three kids or I don't have enough time, although those things aren't a help. It is because I don't make the effort anymore, well not like I use to at least. While I am not sure what caused me to get to this point I'm starting to work myself out of it slowly. Breaking the cycle of excuses is not easy though, I struggle with it every day. But taking 2-3 bags of trash out of your house every day and turning around and seeing it still a mess means I let them get out of hand! I use to have one of those homes people walked into and complimented, now I'm ashamed to have anyone even come to my door. I know many of you are probably just cringing right now thinking of what my house must look like and no it isn't pretty, don't worry hoarders will not be coming to my house, but I am a work in progress and one day I will be the person I deserve to be ;O). Next time you make an excuse just think about it, think about whether it is really true. Things can always be different it just takes a little effort and support. I've had to learn that the hard way as most people do huh.lol I hope you are having a great Thursday remember all the blessings you have around you and hold them tight.
We all love summer but as the weather gets warmer the flies get worse and worse. We have a bush out front of our house that I swear just attracts every fly in town! I wanted to get rid of them but I didn't want to kill all the wonderful butterflies it also attracts. So I went about finding a new way to kill them all. I had some empty Tazo tea bottles I simply poked a pen sized whole in the top, added 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of syrup.Now I do find that these work better if you place them in the sun :O) If you want to use a bigger container simply multiply the ingredients. Make sure your hole is only about the size of a pen cap! Then they can't seem to get back out.lol