Good morning I hope everyone has had a great week. It has been a week of ups and downs here and we venture deeper into getting healthy, getting in shape and getting out of Texas for good. As I go on day 4 without a soda or caffeine at all I wonder why I ever had it. Still not sleeping well but I am feeling better once I actually get up and moving. It has become a bigger and bigger reality that it is going to be very difficult to make it out of here in the 261 days we have planned for. Land where we would like to go is going up and up, but we are trying to not let this get us down saving away as much as we can. From making sure every light bulb is turned off in the house, to unplugging everything that we can before bed. Every dollar counts when it comes to leaving. This week I also started hanging out laundry. I do 20-30 loads of laundry a month even if I can save $10 a month on our energy bill I figured that would be great! Do you have any money saving tips for me??
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