Category Archives: Outdoor Living

Unlike White Shoes, Sun Protection Is Still In Style After Labor Day!

Just because it’s after Labor Day…don’t pack away the Sun protection! Summer may be officially over, the  kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter. While you might be packing the beach towels away in favor of the … Continue reading

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Why Mosquitoes Think You Are Extra Tasty & What You Can Do About It

On a couple of our camping trips this summer we were besieged by mosquitoes. I don’t think there was anyone who came away completely unmolested but some of us definitely seemed to be tastier that others, with a trip to … Continue reading

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How To Safely Keep Ants Off Your Hammock and Keep Them Off!

Ahhhhhhh I hate ANTS! After a long day of gardening and putting up a shade sail over the hammock I flumped into it for a well deserved rest. Then promptly leaped back out of it as a wave of  ants swarmed over my … Continue reading

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How Much Sunscreen Should You Apply? Check Out This Handy Graphic

Remember most sunscreens need to be applied 20-30 minutes BEFORE going out in the sun, that’s how long it takes for them to START working. Sunscreen must be reapplied EVERY 2 hours, more often after swimming, sweating or Toweling off

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KILL WEEDS with Ingredients From Your Kitchen- It’s Easy, Fast and Cheap!

Weeds are a time and water consuming pest, if like me, you are fed up with them always showing up in the wrong place but you don’t want to add to ground water pollution give these low toxic homemade herbicides … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation – Build a PVC Pipe Bike Rack With The Kids

The bikes and scooters were driving me bonkers, left all over the yard and garage. I love things we can make from stuff we already have and we have loads of bits of PVC pipe lurking around from our various … Continue reading

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First Aid Kit – Must Haves for Hiking

Hiking is one of the best ways to explore the great outdoors, whether you’re a serious trekker or just enjoy a short hike with the kids, it’s always best to be prepared so that if something unexpected happens, you’re ready … Continue reading

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