Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Backyard Party

Bella Breakdown The summer season hasn’t officially started, but that hasn’t stopped the mosquitoes from making their annual appearance. If this is the time of year that you and your family spend the most outside hosting barbecues you may want to follow these methods for keeping those blood-suckers out of your yard. One thing mosquitoes or any kind of bug don’t like is the smell of lemon. So, to use that to your advantage buy plenty of citronella candles. The citrus peels used in the candles contain organic chemicals that have the ability to repel mosquitoes and other insects....

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Avoid These Sunscreen Mistakes This Summer

Bella Breakdown You may think your skin some good by using sunscreen, however, if you’re not careful you could be doing more harm than good. Luckily you can keep your skin safe by avoiding these easy sunscreen mistakes. Yes, the spring and summer weather means the sun will be out longer but that shouldn’t be the only time you use sunscreen. Applying sunscreen should be a part of your daily routine for 365 days of the year because just because you may not feel it the sun rays are still reaching your body. Not only should you be using...

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Shoo Fly! Get Rid Of Pesky Bugs With These Homemade Repellents

Bella Breakdown You may be preparing for some fun summer activities, but one thing that may have slipped you mind are bug repellents. Instead of using chemical repellents found in stores try out these homemade repellents that will keep the mosquitoes away and let you enjoy the outdoors. If you have a few empty mason jars lying around, simply add your favorite essential oils with water. Using oils like peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus or citrus will release a fragrance that will naturally repel mosquitoes. Add about 10 drops of oil to the water in the jar. You’ll then add a...

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Easy Sparkling Cocktail Recipes For The Summer

Bella Breakdown With the weather getting warmer plans for summer barbecues and group hangouts is taking priority. So if you’re getting ready to chill poolside with friends and family then try these summer cocktails that will keep you refreshed in the summer sun. If you’re trying to impress your guests with your stocked bar then having a bottle of Cappelletti is a must. Combine the juicier and flavorful drink with some gin to give it a nice edge for your summer needs. To make the perfect poolside concoction, pour out 1.5 ounces of the mix and add three to...

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Jam Out This Summer With Homemade Jam

Bella Breakdown May is already here and before you know summer will be too. Taking advantage of the summer sun and eating outside with a pitcher of cool drinks is going to become the new norm, so why not add homemade jam to that routine. Strawberries, peaches and many other fruits are going to be in-season and what better way to use them besides making them into spreads. One easy recipe that is sure to be successful is Foolproof Strawberry Jam. The ingredients for this recipe calls for a bundle of strawberries, sugar, vinegar, butter, salt, and water. Which...

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