Christmas is by far one of my favorite holidays. I love this time of year, everything from Christmas caroling with my children to make crafts with my students. With just over 2 weeks left till Christmas I have finished my main Christmas shopping and I have moved on to the stockings! Of course we have the basics like candy canes and chocolate coins, but one of my favorite things to put in our stockings are Mike & Ikes and with their festive holiday packaging it makes it even more fun. What are you filling your stockings with?? Mine favorite candy is Hot Tamales, best part is....no one else can stand the heat ;O) haha.
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