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How We Keep Our Outdoor Areas Mosquito Free

How We Keep Our Outdoor Areas Mosquito Free - After recently furnishing our outdoor areas for the season, I’ve been getting a ton of questions about how we keep bugs, specifically mosquitoes, from ruining our time spent outside. This has been something I’ve honestly struggled with… until now. No matter how many citronella candles I light, or how much DEET & bug spray I douse myself in, mosquitoes seem to flock to me. Emmett can stay outside for hours with zero bug repellent and he’s totally fine. Me on the other hand, I’ll come inside with 20+ bites. It’s absolutely nuts, frustrating, and uncomfortable- especially because I LOVE spending time in our backyard. This year I took matters into my own hands and hired Orkin Pest Control for mosquito control. Some of our neighbors recommended them and it was an easy sell. Click through to learn about the process and how I’m planning to enjoy our patio and yard without all the itchy bug bites this year… Continue Reading

10 Posts to Put You In The Spring Mood -

10 Posts to Put You In The Spring Mood

The first official day of spring was yesterday and I couldn’t be happier to welcome warmer weather. After a lonnng, snowy Salt Lake winter, I’m ready for blue skies and sunshine. You probably don’t need convincing, but if you’re…

Save or Splurge : Backyard -
exterior & outdoor living

Save or Splurge : Backyard

It’s been a bit since I’ve shared a ‘Save or Splurge’ post… you might remember the living room edition from a couple months ago. This time I’m back with a space that is perfectly suited for summertime- the backyard! I…

The Backyard : One Year Later -
exterior & outdoor living

The Backyard : One Year Later

It’s been just over a year since completing our GIANT backyard project. We moved to Utah for one main reason- the outdoors. The landscape here is unlike any other! Emmett and I both love spending time outside, so it only…