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Wow... since the great state of Monsoonia has brought horrific,  horrendous humidity ( Chris.. there ya go with my alliterations,.. and yes.. you;re right. they are such fun)

but I digress.. it's been extremely muggy here in arid Baja..

Flies, mosquitos all the biting thingies have been plague-ing us for weeks..

nasty..

( don't know how you Southerners do it)

HOWEVER

I have been using Skin So Soft ( by Avon) for years now to keep Sofia moisturized. It also claims to keep mosquitos off .. sooo

I spayed La Diva.. me and my cringing husband..( video needed here)

"OOOoooo... that smells so girly.. OOOooo it's wet.. OOooo now it's feeling kind of .... well kind of... nice..."

We're sitting outside with a Bloody Mary,sun is trying to peek through the marine layer, the humidity is such that we can actually SEE it.. and guess what.. flies buzz around, but never land..

IT'S A MIRACLE!! Worth a try

( and it kinda does smell a little girlie.. )

Us Suthna's Has skeeta's thats bathes in deet and use skin so soft as a sandwich spead..!!!!and thems just thu little skeeta's. Now them bigguns, we got twice barrel 12 garage shoot guns fa dem!!

Now Bloodymarys are great for breakfast!!! And for the humidity,,,I think I have gills..LOL

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Cap'n Gunny.. I know what you're sayin'.. I once saw a swarm of 'Skeeters the size of helicopters!!!

I don't think there's enough SSS or enough Avon Ladies in the entire universe to keep them at bay

But as far as Bloodie Mary's .. well that's a whole 'nother subject...

I make mine with Clam Juice and Japenaroe sauce and a  little bit of secret//

You and Mrs Gunny....

y'all come on down now.. Y'hear!!!

I would love to make it down that way but boy is that a hike. When I get back home from work, we'er going RVing with the dogs for the week(Jax's first time). Bloodymarys for breakfast, Glenlivet & water for lunch and Glenlivet & ice for supper. That should make for some fun pictures, huh? LOL

I don't think you could make a BM too spicy for me!!

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I might need to pick up a little SSS... did it keep them off La Diva too??  I notice they especially bother Reesie.

if I go further south, I happen to have a shoot gun to get them dang critters with!  Gun.S, that was really funny!  Maybe so funny b/c my next door neighbor from times ago (when I lived in Savannah) talked like that! 

How u meen, tauk like dat? U dem ones wit da aksent yeh,,,,,LOL

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Hello all. I have horses also and we have been using Skin so soft as a fly spray for years. The only thing else you have to mix with SSS is Dawn dish detergent to stop the greasiness from the SSS for the animals. Some people even mix some apple vinegar to give it more potency, so they say. Let me find the exact doses. Be back in a few!

Do you have any margaritas??  YUM!!!

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I'm back.... We also sprayed the dogs and cats with this, no one ever got sick.

1 cup original SSS bath oil mix. You could probably use any scent, we just stick with what works for us.

2 cups apple cider vinegar. Some use white vinegar

1 cup water

1 tbs Dawn dish detergent.

 Shake and mist over legs & body, for the head I've always sprayed into a towel or cloth and rubbed over eyes and ears and inside ears also.

As I said above no one ever got sick. We also sprayed ourselves, so the flies and blood suckers would stay away while working or riding.

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YO!! From the land of Hootch\Y;'all come on over...

I've got the nation covered..

Bloodie Marys  ~~~

I'm sayin' the BEST B.M's known to man or beast...

The best vodka you can manage..Some folk say it doesn't matter.. you're covering it all up with tomato soup.. I disagree..

The best for us is... Grey Goose..

Okay.. you dump some vodka in the glass.. add a BIT of your favorite B.M mix.. ( mine.. is Mr. and Mrs. T's extra Spicy/)

Okay.. You've got the essentials..

You've plopped a dollop ( or two ) in your favorite glass ( crystal make everything tastes better)

add a half tablespoon of lemon juice..or more if you're like me and love the taste of lemon

Add clam juice ( clams are optional.. but I find them to drink most of the vodka.. so I dismiss them and just add the liquid)

a lot of lemon juice.. ( fresh is best.) Oh oh.. I think we already did this.. but WHO can resist LEMON???

So where are we? Oh yeah.. you've got the vodka.. the clam juice..the tomato stuff.. I hope you've not added the the ice yet.. it tends to bruise the vodka...But the SECRET ingredient is Horse Radish. ( try to find THAT in Bajahaha!!) a teaspoon.. or so.. and stirl gently.. ooopss did I say srirl?? Okay.. sirl away.. hic

I LOVE YOU GUYS!!
 

I grind a bit of fresh pepper on the top.. add some Hot sauce.( I use Chalupa.. but that's only because it's on sale) .

then..Finally the ice.. some people salt the glass... not me.. we're health conscious.. ahaaamehaw

. I forgot.. we were talking about Margaritas!!

Shoot.. I lost my mind!!

Cheers!!

stay tuned for the Margie recipe..

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Geez, mine is really easy....

1   glass of whatever type you want

5   ice cubes  (small ones from ice makers - if using ice trays reduce amount to 3 or 4)

Johnny Walker  or Jack Daniels

Place ice cubes in glass.  Pour your perfect amount over the ice.  Swirl.  Drink. 

Repeat as necessary.

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Thanks Dabs.. You've simplified my life and now I have two new boyfriends...

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Nice, Kate XDD Make sure those new BFs don't make your husband jealous ;P

And I SOOOO need to get SSS from Avon now :( I wonder if my aunt's still a saleswoman for them...

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lOZ.. You can get it on line. and the last time I ordered it .. It was 2x 1

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Darth~~~ Margies...

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Gen.1 NIV

 3 And God said, “Let there be Tequila.." and there was tequila.... 4 God saw that the tequila  was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "repsadado ,” and the darkness he called "anejo..”

And there was evening, and there were Margaritas..

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Some say Padron is the best, I dunno.. shooters.. maybe.. but for every day margaritas.. ( every day... ?? Note to self: See your local AA)

Any nice tequila... fill up the glass.. ( remember the crystal) add a lot of lime juice.. add a bit of Triple Sec and float with Grand Marnier... slice a lime into nice itty bitty slices and top the glass with them. ( so pretty)

Some people like to put some salt on a saucer and run the rim of the glass on it before mixing.. I dont' care one way or 'tother.. I always figure the triple sec and grand marnier is a horrid waste of a nice tequila.. but then..here in Mexico we add tequila to almost everything.

Cheers!!

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You guys are hilarious!  Come on now.  Where was the coffee cup warning?  ;) 

Nothing beats a mojito made with fresh mint from your balcony...especially when your sister does all the work (I'll have to get the recipe next time for you guys...but it kinda ruins the fun if I have to make it myself)  It's always 5 o'clock somewhere!

Now about that SSS keeping the buggies away - does it work for flies too?  The blackflies are HORRIFIC here!!  Half my time running is spent spinning in circles swatting like a mad woman until I get dizzy and just give up...And poor Dakota, I feel so bad when I see the swarm go after her and land on her back, in her ears, under her tail...but such a dillema.  Do I call her over and swat them away?  Or do I just thank my stars that they found her and not me? 

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I have laughed so hard this morning!! 

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Yes..Janelle and all concerned.

SSS DOES help with the flies.. Spray away and rub all exposed parts.. I'd keep a spray bottle handy for poor Dakota. I bet she gets annoyed as well. Those critters BITE!

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oooo YAY!  Add it to the online shopping list - black flies are my nemesis, I swear.  And regular bug spray does nothing to deter the little bastards :s