Every year I wonder what would be the best Mother's Day present I could get......a clean house, sleeping in, breakfast in bed??? well those all sounds nice lol, but I was talking to my mom and she was looking at things we made her as a child and I could tell with the love in her voice all these years later, that was just what I wanted! A craft from my babies that I could look at in 20 years and smile. Something I could remember doing with them with the same love that my mother has. A while back I had purchased some canvas at an estate sale, which really have done nothing but collect dust.lol So I thought well let's paint something :O) I'm no artist but I can't wait to spend the next 20 years looking at my pictures.
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