As West Texas creeps back into the triple digits I keep trying to remind myself why I still live here.lol Then I remember it cost most to move so here we sit and continue to melt. With air conditioners running 24 hours a day and the house keeping to 80+ degrees we are trying to find more and more ways to keep cool! Water needs ice or to be chilled in the fridge. Popsicles get expensive not to mention they aren't great for you. We load up on fruit and fresh veggies and down our smoothies. Still it needs something more! So I am reaching out looking for ideas from my fans :O) Please help us survive the summer!
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