Thursday, August 6, 2015

August Already!!!! Where Has The Time Gone?!?!?

My daughter and I joke that January is the slowest month of the year. It seems to take January forever to pass, and then when it does, the next thing you know it is August. That has held true this year!!!

I still have more flowers to plant, more places to visit, more yard sales to go to, more books to read, more canvases to paint, more jewelry to create, more walks on the beach, more rides in the mountains to do, and it is already August, I feel so overwhelmed!

Those were my exact thoughts this morning and a panic rose up in me that I have no time, that I have so much to do and no time to get it done. With that followed a feeling of 'Why try" there isn't enough time, so why even try. That really upset me and got me to thinking. The words we choose and they way we order them have so much power over us. Instead of thinking there isn't enough time and making myself feel so rushed, and then unfulfilled because the items on my list have not been crossed off, I said, "There is plenty of time".

That was my meditation this morning. "There is enough time"

I am keeping it that simple. I am not bogging down that simplistic mind set with - but you have so much to do, you have things that really need to get done today, you have appointments, you have to organize to fit it all in the day, you have to, you have to , you have to.......

I realize I do have to, and because of that, why fret over it. Why add that stress to my day, when I know I have things I need to do.  Just start the laundry and move on to the next task, next item on my list and know - There is enough time. I am going to stop limiting myself because I think there isn't enough. I am going to open up my opportunities because I do have time.

I already feel lighter as I type this out, and when I press publish, I have crossed something off my list of things to do today, and I have time to tackle something else.

I have enough time today!!!!!

And as always..I send you love and peace.
Be blessed!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Thrift Store Finds Help Create Nature Friendly Haven In My Yard!!!!!

Thrift stores make my creative side squeal with joy!

My mind goes into overdrive and I have to seriously monitor myself. I make a specific budget for the project at hand and don't allow myself to go over that. It definatley adds to the excitement of thrift shopping because I really have to dig to find what will fit into my budget :)

My daughter inspired me with her raised garden this year, and with her bee waterers. The bee population is declining, and it scares the crap out of me. I added several bee friendly flowering plants to my yard this year in hopes of attracting more bees, and to help our neighbor up the street who keeps bees. Don't want the colony to decline, I love buying his honey :)

 I struck out Sunday with me bestie in search of items to add to my yard for watering and feeding the insects and animals in my yard. $20 limit. We hit the thrift store and dollar store and collected these fun things (minus the pliers). Glass tea cups with handle, wire, marbles, silver sugar bowls, small crock and candle plate.

I have a closet organizer hanging in my tree, lined with burlap and soil to plant flowers in. These little cups hang perfectly from it!!! Added some grain, and it is buffet time for the birds.

I have a couple shepherds hooks in the yard that need something hanging from them. Wrapped the candle plate in wire, added the marbles and hung it from the hook. Add some water, just to the top of the marbles, and you have a safe surface for bees and dragonflies to land on and drink with no worries of drowning!!!!

Same principle here with this little crock! Placed it in the middle of my roses.

A wrought iron wall decoration was perfect to hang the little silver sugar bowls off of and fill with grain, and water.

It is the little things we can do to make our corner of the planet a little more safe and secure. Now the fun begins with sitting the yard, painting and watching all the critters take delight in their new feeders and waterers !!!!