Got Mice?

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 Two Minute Tuesday!

Happy Fall Y’all!  With the temperature drops this time of year, some of us get additional house guests sneaking  into our garages and homes!  I’m talking about mice, not mother- in-laws!  Kidding!  I am not a fan of traps and tried the sticky trap which was horrible!  It  left one of my children with a visual of the mouse’s fate,  all but guaranteeing  he will be in therapy because of flashbacks to our mice epidemic in the fall of 2012! But, what  if I could share a solution that minimizes the chances of you having to touch the trap or see the mouse? Spoiler Alert: Stop Here f you don’t believe in mouse traps.

 

SUPPLIES:

Paper bag with handles, scissors, mouse trap and peanut butter or cheese.

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HOW TO:

Cut “doors” into each end of paper bag. Place trap inside (spring loaded with treat). Place along wall where you suspect a mouse has been or will travel pass. Place bag out at night and check in the morning.

 

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2 Minute Tips on Tuesday {even though it’s Wednesday}

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The story of my life is written in my calendar and to-do list.  Some days the only item I cross off my list is “shower.”   Organizational experts suggest breaking down tasks into  smaller ones. The idea being that if you {meaning myself} can break it down, an individual {me}  will obviously not feel so overwhelmed.  Okay, except the list itself can send me into a full blow panic attack on a Sunday night!    Stay with me!

With the autumn season pushing against the front door, I thought I would share 2 quick DIY  fixes when you racing against the clock AND you must get your fall décor out because that is a right of passage!

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Tip #1 : Adding shoe or unused boxes, wrapped in craft paper, to add height or I like to call it “volume.” Boxes for décor  are like volumizer for your roots!  It’s quick and easy and with boxes stacked in my closet for a “rainy day” why not use what I have to bulk up my décor!

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2 Minute Tip #2: pinch clips to get a strong grip on ribbon or fabric. This is useful for wreaths, quick fabric changes that can’t wait for the iron on adhesive strips or gasp a sewing machine!
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That’s it! 2 Minute Tips Tuesday!  Just curious how many started singing the theme song from Frozen after you read the first sentence?

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