With temperatures getting higher, we can’t wait to celebrate summer outside! As Robin Williams once said: “Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s Party!” That is until you remember that with summer comes mosquitoes and who wants mosquitoes robbing them from their summer moments? Usually mosquitoes mean covering yourself in chemicals or having to sit near citronella candles. For anyone who is not a big fan of these mosquito-repellant methods we have found a perfect solution!

Blogger Beth from Home Stories A to Z shared great natural tips to prevent mosquitoes from taking over your outdoor space: Use plants and flowers that naturally repel mosquitoes. According to Beth rosemary, basil, lemon verbana and mint, really do keep those pesky mosquitoes away. Best of all – you will be bringing new life into your garden at the same time! Who knew it was that easy! We can’t wait to try this ourselves.

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Still need to get started on your outdoor space? Then we have just the thing for you! Here are some inspiring outdoor design ideas you’ll want to copy!

Moving on to trends, tiny houses are hotter than ever. Though not everyone is immediately taking the plunge, people are interested in tiny living. If you are intrigued, but not sure if it’s for you, you can now test drive what it would be like at Weecasa, a tiny house hotel located in Colorado.The owner of Weecasa told 5280 Magazine: “Experiencing tiny homes through rentals is the best way to go. You get a feel for the lifestyle.” This is a great idea for people who want to try their hand at tiny living.

In other news, we want to bring the hazards of furniture to the attention of parents. IKEA is advising parents to secure furniture after a third child was crushed by a dresser. IKEA reveals on their website that this happens more often than you would think, almost every two weeks. And are now offering free wall-anchoring kits. To show just how dangerous not anchoring furniture can be the Consumer Product Safety Commission released a video early this year demonstrating what could happen. You can watch the video on Parenting’s website, but even though they used a dummy it is still quite horrifying to watch.

Closing off the week on a positive note, every week we share our favorite makeover. We love seeing kids’ rooms, the more creative and colorful, the better. But teens rooms are a totally different story. You want to keep it youthful, but “adult” enough at the same time. Jennifer from Four Generations One Roof did a bang-up job turning her girls bedroom into a sophisticated teen bedroom. We love how the ruffled bed throws and monogram letters add just enough youthfulness to this beautiful teenage girls bedroom!

Mosquito-free Outdoor Spaces and More was last modified: November 4th, 2018 by Simoné Steenkamp

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