Sunday, September 23, 2012

Terra Cotta Pot Jack O Lanterns

Addison wanted to craft today, so I let her look through my Halloween Board on Pinterest. If you'd like to follow me, you can by clicking here.

We decided to make these cute terra cotta pot Jack-O-Lanterns after finding a few in my craft supplies.  I got the idea here. I changed things up though and used different supplies to put them together.

Addison painted the pots with orange acrylic paint.  I then painted the faces on with black acrylic paint. We used a sparkly green pipe cleaner for the stem,  I added some glue and bent the bottom so it would stay through the whole in the pots. Then we cut out green felt into leaf shapes and glued them on the top as well.

These were a fun and quick craft, and we added them to our Halloween decor.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Combat Source Kill Max Ant Bait

I was lucky enough to be able to test out Combat's Source Kill Max Ant Bait products.  I was amazed at how well these worked.

Every summer I start to find the little tiny ants in my kitchen.  I could scrub the counters and floor every day and I'll still see a few.  I received a box with Combat Source Kill Max Ant Gel and Combat Source Kill Ant Bait.

The Ant Bait look like little ant houses.  The ants carry the bait back to where they live to destroy the entire colony.  I put a few of these out around my kitchen. I saw a few ants around them, but they really weren't going into the bait.

The Ant Gel was amazing!  This is a gel that you squirt near ant trails.  I put a little line of it next to my kitchen sink.  I walked away for a few minutes and when I looked again there were probably 30 ants on the gel.  I had no idea there were that many around.  I ended up just using a paper towel and wiping up the gel with the ants and throwing it away.

I would definitely use these products again, especially the Ant Gel.

Now for the lucky news for anyone that reads this blog.  If you would like to try out the Combat Ant Gel just leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner.  I will be closing this drawing on September 20 so I have enough time to choose a winner and notify Combat where to send the prize! 

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Combat is also having a Bug-Free Backyard Bash Sweepstakes.  One lucky winner will win $1000 to hold their very own Bug Free Backyard Bash.  The winner will also receive an assortment of Combat brand products to ensure ants don't spoil their bash!  You can enter the sweepstakes here. This sweepstakes ends September 14, so hurry and get your entry in.  

Combat provided a free sample of their Ant Bait and Gel for this post.  My participating is voluntary and my opinions, as always are my own.