Friday, July 24, 2015

In the good ol' summer time

All Natural Bug Spray for those pesky mosquitos

1 tsp. lemongrass oil
1 tsp. eucalypluas oil
1 tsp. citronellal oil
6 oz WitchHazel

Mix and pour into pretty spray bottles to keep handy on the porch. Smells so good I'm tempted to squirt just for the aroma!

The first day of summer came and went without comment. Little was the longest day of the year. And felt like the hottest. We've already seen tempatures in the mid-90s with a forecast of 100 degrees by the weekend. What's a person to do?

I know what I don't want to do. And that is miss out.

Because if I'm not careful one day pretty much feels like the next. And that's not how I hope to spend the lazy, hazy days of summer.

You see, I've got this tiny voice whispering in my ear, coming from an imaginary, drop-dead Fred kinda guy. And he's got lots of ideas, all kinds of things he swears I could do to enjoy the summer. Trouble is, he keeps forgetting I'm not a kid any more.

Seriously. Polar Bear swimming at dawn?

I'm so sure.

Eat peanutbutter toast and icy cold milk outside sitting on the front steps.

Geez, Louise.

Remember all the slippery fun and refreshing hours spent running under the water-sprinkle?

Dream on.

I'm a grownup with a to-do list a mile long...laundry, cleaning shopping and meal planning. My chores are endless. You think I can drop everything and play?


So what do you do when it's so blasted hot?

I'd love to hear your ideas.


  1. Thanks for the mosquito spray recipe...I'm going to try it. Of course this year we don't have the 'squito problem yet because of the heat.

    As for me, the lazy days of summer are usually spent doing all the things I do in the cold stark days of winter...not often that I get much time for "fun" stuff...but we are planning a road trip to Boston in about 2 that'll be a switch :)

    Stay cool and enjoy your summer Tere!

  2. Hi Christine~ I know you'll love this bug spray recipe. It really does smell wonderful! Boston sounds like fun! Do you have family there? My guy's will most likely go to Kentucky and then visit around with some family. I'm not sure if I'm going or just vegging out here. : ) I could really get alot of writing done. But most of my summer will be spent trying to keep cool.

    Thanks so much for coming by!


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