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The Snug Is Now a Part of

As much as I enjoy summer BBQs, nothing has me running inside faster than being attacked by mosquitoes. Lucky for me, I came across this non-toxic repellent which is not only effective, but looks AND smells pretty too! #winning Here's what you need: 4 Mason Jars (you can also recycle jelly...

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from Offbeat Home & Life

Smudge your campfire with sage to keep bugs away

Good To Know ~ Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away!!!

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Burn sage to keep bugs away; plus it smells nice. 23 Must-Know Camping Hacks That Will Make You An Expert Of The Outdoors - Swifty.com#slide/0

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Plants have best friends just like people do: Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli.  Petunias protect beans from beetles. oregano chases them away from cucumbers.  Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter. Basil makes tomatoes even tastier.

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from Curbly

Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party

Summertime Floating Candles in a Jar mint, lemon, lime, rosemary added some water & this citronella bug off oil to mason jars. Then I added some floating candles. Super easy! This entire project from start to finish took less than 10 minutes.

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Cinnamon in the Sandbox - It keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants... but I never thought of this! Brilliant!

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