Friday, June 29, 2012

Do You Have an Ant Problem?

I have!

There are natural ways to get rid of ants. It is hard if the problem is really big.

I got rid of mine by wiping down the counters with white vinegar. A plain and inexpensive way to get rid of ants. They don't like vinegar.

I also put out traps of Borax and strawberry soda. They love strawberry soda and the Borax gets traveled back to their nest to kill the Queen ant. I mix it up on a yogurt top with a toothpick.

If the stuff above fails I get ant killer by AMDRO.

I have all kinds of pictures of what ants look like enlarged. The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago had a display of close up ants. They are pretty neat to look at how they work together. It's just not fun having them in your house.

Do they give you the creepy crawlies yet?

Piggy Back Time!

Two of a Kind Working on a Full House has a $50 AMEX Gift Card given away by AMDRO.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fruit For All Project

I think this is a great project! Juicy Fruit is donating 400 meals to a food bank closest to the winner on Go Graham Go!

It's not the typical giveaway!

Miracle-Gro for Kids

I think it's really important for kids to learn about gardening. I remember when I was younger my Dad was out in the garden. He let me help. I dug up worms.

One time I planted flowers I got from one of my first boyfriends. He dug them up thinking they were weeds. I even asked him where to plant them. Silly Dad!

Miracle-Gro has a section for kids. Go Graham Go! is giving away a Windowsill Greenhouse. I think it makes kids feel great when they can make something grow on their own.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


My husband and boys planted a 3 sisters garden this year. You can read more about it here. It's corn, beans and squash. Basically the corn shades the other things perfectly to grow.

We had a few problems with animals nibbling on our corns. Up went a fence before our trip to Chicago. The corn seems to be doing very well. In the past we've had no problems with growing squash. I'm unsure about the beans.

Garden Tech is giving away a $50 Walmart GC on Jolly Mom. Check out what's going on in her garden and enter the giveaway here.

Feet Problems?

You are in luck! I have two giveaways going on, on my other blog Planet of the Apels.

#1 is for one winner to win a 4.6 Ounce Bottle of Toe Juice Ends 7/9. I really found Toe Juice to be helpful. It took awhile, but was a leader in helping my planters wart to finally go away! It also helps with other skin flaws.

#2 is for one winner to win a package of arch supports and other feet related things from Profoot Giveaway Ends 7/9.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Birthday Wants

It helps my mom when I post about the things I want for birthdays and Christmas. That's what this post is about. Make a comment if your list would be similar to mine, or totally different! We all have different tastes for sure!

1. I really want a couple glass pitchers. They don't have to be like the ones featured. I do want them to have lids, so that may be the only hang up.

It's just what I could find online at Target for $5.99.
Here's a set for $19.99 also found at Target.

Who knew they made fruit infused pitchers? I'm not quite sure how it works, but it looks like something I'd use. I love lemon and orange water! They look pretty cool! They can be found here for $18.

2. Hair Things.

I like these. I know they are plain $4.79 at Target.

These things for $11.99 (for both) look pretty interesting to.

3. Glass Storage containers.

I just bought meal size glass storage containers. I'd like some ramekin sized storage containers. Ones with lids for lunch. I'm thinking for peas, corn and things like that. I use that size a lot. They do not have to be this brand, but here is an example.

I do like these types of lids better, so if you see those types great! Can be round or square - I don't care.

4. Earrings

I love the earrings I have. I would like a pair of artsy red earrings. Some that have red in them. The Afternoon has these Teresa Goodall Clay Drop with Top Earrings for $30.

5. Grommet Tool Kit

Harbor Freight Tools.

6. Mits

Classic Red Mits  (x2) at Sir la Table for $9.95.

7. Hand Warmers

Reusable Retro Robot Hand Warmers - Perpetual Kid $8.99.

Reusable Cupcake Hand Warmers - Perpetual Kid $8.99.

8. Cling On

What the Bleep? Wall Graphic - Perpetual Kid $29.99.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Five Very Random Things About Me

  1. I'm not waistful. I find uses for just about everything. All my yogurt and cottage cheese containers are paint/water containers for my students before they get recycled.
  2. I fall asleep while I'm on the computer or watching TV in the evening. Sometimes I have to stop a post and save a draft. I'm just too tired to go on writing. I hardly ever have a hard time sleeping.
  3. My allergies act up when it rains. I'm just thinking about this because it's raining right now. My eyes are so itchy.
  4. I hate wearing mascara. When I do wear it (rarely) I feel like my eyelids are so heavy. I've always had very skimpy bottom lashes. Some people have asked if I pluck them? No I don't. They are just skimpy lashes.
  5. I hate watching sports! I'll go into a different room in the house just so I don't have to listen to football, basketball or whatever. The only sport I would watch is sumo wrestling. I find that entertaining.
What are some random things about you?