Buh-Bye Mosquitoes

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Hello My Lovelies!!

I used to hate summer because Mosquitoes love me…seriously! They chew me up super bad. And then I get these horrible welts that make me look like a polka dotted crazy person. But this year…I said no way! I ordered some Citronella oil, bought a citronella plant (which has taken over..plant those things in a container!!) and a few other oils to see if I could keep the mosquitoes and other biting insects at bay. Y’all! I’m so excited! I made a bug bite roll on and bug spray using my oils and a few other natural ingredients. So far…I’ve only gotten bit twice. Hurray! I’ll take 2 bites over 250 any day. Sorry not sorry mosquitoes!

Here’s the recipes I used:

Bug Bite Roll On

Bug Spray

I also wanted to make a yard spray. But I have a multitude of cute furry things that live out there…some squirrels, possums, rabbit, Penelope & Patches. So I wanted one that wouldn’t hurt them if they came in contact with it. This recipe is the coolest thing every! I was a little unsure about it at first..but it works! The hardest part was finding stale beer. I don’t drink so I called a few friends and thankfully one of them some that he let me have :)

Mosquito Yard Spray

1 bottle of Mouthwash
3 cups Epsom Salt
3 – 12oz stale beer

Mix the ingredients together until the salt is dissolved. Spray anywhere outside where you sit, around the pool and it will keep the mosquitoes away for 80 days :)

The stronger you make your mix the longer it lasts. It’s safe to use on or around plants or flowers :)

Plus it smells like mint!

XoXo!

One Not Itching for the First Time Ever Lemon

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Well Darling :) It’s been a year!

I can’t believe it :) It’s been a year since I ran my first 5K! What a crazy awesome year of running it’s been :) I’ve run some cool races, seen lots of new faces and enjoyed every (well almost every) minute of it.

I couldn’t have done it without my brother cheering me on. He is such a huge inspiration to me. He took control of his fitness and went from being a bulky football player to a svelt Navy boy :)

Many thanks to my own personal nurse :) who is my sister! Thanks for telling me I was toxic.

To Fancy Nancy, did you ever think 3 years ago we’d be this crazy and strong? Here’s to the rest of 2013 and beyond! May we run many more miles together.

To my Twitter fam :) You guys will never know how much your support and endless encouragement means to this girl! You truly are my #FitFam :)

 

xoXo! One Lemon on the Mend

PS: Get ready Darlington Marathon & 5K! Here we come :)