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Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday's "Tip of the Day"! - Episode 227

Hello my creative friends & welcome to another "Friday's Tip of the Day"! Remember when I first started this segment on my blog, I had mentioned that not every tip was going to be scrapbook related?! Well, today is one of those "Non-scrapbook" related tips! I wanted to share w/you a tip I had learned 15 years ago while I was visiting San Diego w/my hubby.  While we were there, we ate at all the outdoor restaurants because the weather was always so beautiful out in the evenings! When we were eating, I kept seeing lemons w/cloves on the tables & I had asked the waitress what they were for? She replied "They keep the flies away"! Oh boy, was she right! I have been using this tip for years now & wanted to share it w/all of you! You can see in my video how SUPER EASY this is to do!

See, not a fly in sight!;) I just LOVE today's tip of the day!


Here is my short & sweet video for ya today!

Hopefully this helps some of you out there today!  Leave me a comment here, I would LOVE to hear your tip's on how to keep the flies away while eating outdoors! Have a FABULOUS Friday & I will see you all back here tomorrow for a fun blog hop! xoxo's

P.S. When I had my son's communion outside in our yard I had (6) 6' tables & I placed 2 on each end of each table! You want to make sure you have plenty of cloves on hand! Also, when I had my son's birthday party, I put the lemon's in matching cupcake holders as all of the decoration's! It's definitely something really nice to decorate your table along side w/an "unscented" tealight in the evenings!;)

55 comments:

  1. Love love your tip! Thank for sharing...:)
    quilly Hugs
    Linda

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  2. Wow, what a great tip!!! TFS. Love it!

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  3. Great tip! Will definitely try it!
    Thank you,
    Shelly

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  4. OMG I am definitely going to try this. Here in Texas we are having a horrible drought--and the worst fly problem in a looooon time. I have just about given up eating outside in the cooler (not very cool) evenings. Will one work--or does it take several? Wonder if it will work using limes. Wouldn't these be cute in cupcake wrappers for a party?

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  5. Oh Thank you Thank You, We never get to eat outside and when we do I always have to pick up the hose pipe and spray the bugs away. LOL!! I am in Louisiana and the bugs are horrible!!!! Thank you I will be trying this:)

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing Miss Emma! I will definately try this during out next BBQ. Keep those tips coming.
    Candy
    http://candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  7. Emma Thank thank thank YOU I SOOOO needed this Here in VA there is some kind of fly infestation .eewwww that just sounds gross ... but OMG I kill at least 10 flies a day and there is swarms of them out side. We have to hurry the kids inside and out just so the flies wont get it . Its weird that there are that many. Thanks so much for the tip !! :) I have heard of one tip but I dont think it works lol put a penny in a bag of water and hang it outside somewhere.

    Micia

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  8. I have never heard that before really have to try that one!
    Karen
    www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks for sharing this great tip! I can't wait to try it.

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  10. Very clever! I'm going to have to try this! Does it work on bees too?

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  11. Emma, thank you so much for this tip. We like eating outside also but UGH hate the bugs. Who wants flys on their food? They are so dirty too. I'll have to try this. I like that it is inexpensive and it looks pretty.

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  12. I love all your tips, they don't have to always be scrapbooking related, it's nice to learn different things ;)

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  13. Love this tip! We have a terrible fly problem any time we eat out side and have tried many remedies and nothing has been very good so far.

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  14. Great tip! they are starting to bug me at dinner in the house. I think I will try it there. No chemicals so it should be great.
    Love it,
    Thanks Emma!
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  15. I LOVE this tip, Emma! I've never heard this before but am certainly going to give it a go. Hopefully, the Canadian flies are repelled by lemon and cloves too! THANK YOU!!

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  16. Such a cool tip! Thanks Emma! :0)

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  17. Thank you for let me know this because I hate fly. Thank you for sharing this.
    Have a great weekend :)
    Delama

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  18. I've never heard this before in my life! What a terrific idea! Thank you for sharing this tip!!
    Maribel
    ilovescrapping.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks for the tip!!! When we entertain at the lake, the flies have more fun than we do!!
    Joy

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  20. I have never heard this before but can't wait to try it. I live in Florida and we can eat outside in Dec. I have a baby shower and an outdoor wedding and these will be a part of the decorations. Thank You So Much.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  21. Wow! I am trying this tomorrow! We are having a birthday party outside. I'll let you know how it works.

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  22. Thanks for this Wonderful Tip. I wish I had known this before our Hurricane Season started down here in Florida. Maybe I'll get to try it before any bad weather comes. This is surely an all year round tip for me. Thanks soooo much for sharing. Smooches... Felicia

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  23. Thank you so much for this tip. We eat outside every evening. I am going to try it tomorrow night. I'll let you know!!
    Ruth
    irlundsten@aol.com

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  24. I am so excited to try this cute tip. I hardly ever eat outdoors on my patio anymore because the darn flies start coming around, just drives me crazy. I am going to try this, this weekend. Thanks.

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  25. Thank you for the tip! I'm definitely going to try this for an upcoming BBQ! Those flies are so annoying!

    Jamie
    Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  26. Thanks for the tip Emma, I have never heard that one before. I will definitely try it. Another one I have seen before is baggies filled with water. You hang them around your patio/yard. Supposedly the reflection keeps flies away. Your solution seems easier!

    Leslie

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  27. Wonderful Tip. I will definitely keep that in mind.

    Hugs
    Kate

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  28. Wow. I've never heard of it. I love it. Thanks soooo much. I love eating outside but never do because of the bugs. Can't wait to try it. Lol
    Hugs, Yvette
    PS thanks for sending my order out so quickly. I love my round die and stamp set. :-)

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  29. Emma, this is a FABULOUS tip. I've never heard of it before and I'm definitely going to give it a try before the next big family barbeque. Thanks so much! Hugs- Glora

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  30. what a great tip-= I definitely will be using this one.

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  31. Thank you Emma for this wonderful tip the weather is nice here, think I will have breakfast outside this morning. smile

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  32. This is a wonderful tip and one that will really come in handy here! Everytime we want to eat outside the flies are soooo annoying that they usually run us in! Will be trying this very soon! Hugs, Leanne

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  33. Hey Emma... We live a little over an hour away from San Diego and we've noticed the cloved lemons on tables in SD but never knew why. Thanks for sharing your tip :)

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  34. OMG Emma, you read my mind!!!! We love to dine out but flies are always "bothering" my child;) I am going to try this right away, TFS You are so versatile! Have a great wknd.
    Liz
    unikebyyes@yahoo.com

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  35. I have a lemon tree, I am so doing this! Thanks for the tip!

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  36. well OMG!! I never knew. BUT I do NOW!! i don't have a tip except to stay inside and then that doesn't always work lol.. MAY I share this video on my facebook for my friends??
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  37. I have never heard of this before! Great tip! I will definitely try this. TFS!

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  38. Wow that's a great tip! We use a freezer bag filled halfway with water taped to the door to keep the flies from coming into the house, it really works, looks kinda of goofy.

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  39. I have never heard of this before. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tip! I will be trying it at our next BBQ.

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  40. I love this all natural tip to keep flies away. I will try this when we go up North if a few weeks. There are always so many flies by the lake. Thanks.

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  41. Great way to keep the kids busy & helping to prepare for a get together/party.

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  42. Emma I've learned so much from watching your videos on how to use the cricut and gypsy and I love your stamps. Thanks for being so helpful to a non-crafter who is learning-by-internet to paper craft and make cards. from mom2park

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  43. I now live in San Diego and now will try this when we go camping also. Thanks so much. Mary Ann

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  44. Great tip! Will definitely have to try it sometime. Once when I went on a mission trip to the inner city of Memphis, the people that we were visiting in the poorer parts of the city would have a clear plastic bag with water in it hanging from the center of their door ways. And there were alot of people doing this, so we finally asked, and they said it keeps the flies from coming in the house. Not sure if it works 100%, but it's such a cheap, easy idea, that it's worth a shot. I like to leave the screen door at the back of my house open for my dog to come in and out as she pleases when the weather is nice, but so many flies come in! I'll have to try the water in the bag thing myself to see if it works!

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  45. Tried it... didn't work:(

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  46. After seeing this I went out and bought some bowls from the dollar store and a bag of lemons from Walmart, now just waiting to see if it works! So far some of the flies have gone awway! Here in Fort Bragg, Nc ITS A SWAMP SO WE HAVE FLIES SOMETHING AWFUL! THANKS FOR THE TIP..........

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  47. Thanks for the tip..we love eating outdoors! Can't wait to try it!

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  48. Thanks for the tip! In a pinch do you think concentrated lemon juice with cloves sprinkled on top would work the same way?

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  49. It does nothing for Australian flies, except that they seem to dislike walking on the spilled pools of lemon juice that result.

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  50. How long will the lemons last? We have terrible flies but my boys love playing outdoors and are always leaving the door open so they are even coming inside. I hope it works. I've tried the bag of water with and without pennies and that hasn't worked.

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  51. cloves of?? what? only cloves know of are garlic.....LOL....and I'm sure it's not cloves of that

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  52. Whole cloves. With the spices at the grocery store.

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  53. This tip is wonderful....can't wait to try it. We hang outside over the weekends alot but theonething that drives us in is the flies. Will def be trying this as soon as it stops raining :) thanks

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