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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Those Winged Critters


Looking around my house it appears I like things with wings for summertime decorating. 

I just love this little tray I currently have propped up on an easel.

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Happy little July vignette……

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A Bee in another form

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Looking dramatic by candlelight

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Have you ever seen a cuter bar of soap?

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But do you know what this winged critter is???  Read on…..

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You see ~~  by mid summer, my husband brings in one basket after another of his garden produce….Oh yes, I’m right there with him getting excited over fresh veggies for supper every night.  BUT, with the good comes the bad.

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Did you figure it out??

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It’s a fruit fly silly!!!  :) :) :)


This one may be cute but I detest those pesky real ones.  In a few more weeks they will really make their presence known.  Right now I’ve only seen a few. 


I’ll be ready for them.  You see a couple of years ago I found the best and easiest way to get rid of those little suckers, the ones that aren’t as cute as the one I have under glass.


  Here’s my recipe for eliminating fruit flies:


Fruit Fly Potion

2 cups warm water

2 T. sugar

2 T. white vinegar

couple drops of liquid dish soap

Combine and place in several narrow necked jars.  It takes a couple of days, but it really does take care of these little pests.



Come back to visit me because I have an excellent homemade mosquito repellent recipe I will share with you.


Thanks for the visit!  Enjoy this day God has given us!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fruit fly potion recipe! I love the OTHER fruit fly much better though. Cute!

Lynette said...

Oh - I'm getting ready to open an Etsy store and when I do I'll let you know - I have the cutest little thing for you to look at!! I'm still in the planning stages and haven't gotten everything ready yet - actually - you're the first person outside of my family I've told! Yikes - it's real!!

OK - I hate with a passion fruit flies and will have to make a note of that "recipe"!!

Happy Hump Day -

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks for the fruit fly recipe.. I have to say I love, love, love your tray..too gorgeous for words... how are things your way? I think of you often darling..just a bit slower these days getting around to everyone...hugs ~lynne~

southerninspiration said...

Ooooh, Miss donna, good to know! You're so funny, but this is really good info as those pesky things ARE a pest!


Adrienne said...

another great recipe! i will certainly look forward to the mosqutio one too.

today, i'm sharing your blu-barb recipe on my blog. i had great success and want others to try it too. thanks so much!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is so cute! I love the framed bee, the tray AND the fruit fly!! I have a bee thing anyway!

And thank you SO MUCH for the fruit fly potion. I was literally overrun with them last year! I think my son threw a banana peel in the garbage or something and they multiplied like rabbits!!!

They were everywhere ~ just swarms! I would stand there with a fly swatter every night trying to kill those little hummers! Took FOREVER to get rid of them!! I called my exterminator and he said there was nothing you could do...I'm gonna give him this "potion" and tell him there is!


Lou Cinda :)

Tootsie said...

how cute is this post!!! I love the fruit fly!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I LOVE that soap....soooooo pretty! :)

Stupid question: What do you do with the jars of potion?? Leave them open???

Melissa Miller said...

Oh I do love bee decor' as well! Your tray is beautiful and unique Donna.
Thanks for the tip on the fruit flies. I'm definitely interested in the mosquito repellent as well.

Have a blessed evening my friend.
~Melissa :)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Donna...good to see you! I haven't been blogging a lot so you haven't really missed much. ;o)

Thank you SOOOOO much for the fruitfly potion. My home has already been invaded & I was about to resort to a flying insect spray. I'm going to go mix some up right now!

Anonymous said...

thanks for that excellent tip! I have a friend who is bee crazy. She has bees all over her house. Another friend's avatar is EdwinaBee. Cute! Hope your week has been sweet Donna. xo Lynn

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

The tray is so cute so is the dog picture down below! I don't really have a problem with fruit flys but I'll keep that potion just in case!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love your bugs! I have a special fondness for bees myself -- my "cardmaking name" used to be The Busy Bee -- but when I became a grandmother it became "Bee Nana" -- wish all of them could be a cute as your fruit fly! Thanks for your visit.

marmielu said...

Your "cute" fruitfly is so clever! I also have the real problem, and will try your solution this year. Thanks.
Mary Lou