Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I'm Getting Attacked!

By mosquitoes that is!!  

Tahoe is not normally known for these annoying little pests, but with all the water {or snow rather} we've gotten this past year, they are out in full force!  We live near a river, so they are especially bad by us right now!  It definitely makes me think of all the ways we could keep them away...all the pretty ways in particular!







And for some repellent ideas:

Eucalyptus, lemongrass, and mint leaf mosquito-repellent candles.

Homemade repellent, recipe found {here}.

Basil is a natural mosquito repellent...why not incorporate it into a centerpiece?
All images via Pinterest
How are the mosquitoes in your neck of the woods?  Hopefully not as bad!


PS...I ordered calling cards and they just came in!
Aren't they cute??  Pixel Impress made them for me and I am defintiely in love!  :)

P.P.S. Jenna Lee of a la mode is featuring my lake wedding today!  Check it out here!

xo natasha

40 comments:

  1. Love your calling cards! but can you please tell me what calling cards are? haha I'm clearly out of it. Have I ever told you I'm jealous you live in Tahoe even with the mosquitoes? I am!!

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  2. I hate mosquitoes! Uggh! I get eaten alive! I love those cards too! They are absolutely ADORABLE! The color is great! Check out my blog today I posted about your wedding!

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  3. 1. Now I need calling cards. I LOVE yours.

    2. We have SUCH bad mosquitos here in North Jersey...we can't go outside in the AM or when the sun goes in, and when I sit at the computer desk late at night, I'll get up w/15 bites. And I try not to use unhealthy bug spray, which doesn't always work....

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  4. Cute cards! I'm with Katie, what are they used for??

    Also, you will never meet anyone that gets bit as much as I do by mosquitos..HATE THEM.

    I vacationed to St. John about two years ago..in the Carib and I got EATEN alive. Ugh..

    Have a good day!
    -Ashley

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  5. Very...very...beautifullllll!!!!!

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  6. bugs.. they love me. or at least mosquitos. I use vanilla candles on the porch :)

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  7. In answer to the calling card question...I think of them as mini-business cards for my blog. I'm going to my very first blogger meet-up next Thursday and this will help identify me for those who may not recognize me right away! Also, to pass out to let more people know about my blog. I'm sure there is a more specific answer for "calling cards" but this is what I'm using them for! :)

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  8. Thanks for the homemade recipe to keep mosquitoes away! Will definitely give it a looksy..

    And your calling cards are so chic! It fits you perfectly!

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  9. I love the calling cards. Also, I'm digging the succulents in the cement containers.

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  10. welcome to my world...living in the south is notorious for these horrid creatures! i have been eaten alive this summer.

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  11. Mosquitoes aren't to bad in the OC right now. Thanks for the repellent tips! And I had no idea that basil was a mosquito repellent! Good thing you love basil so much right?! lol

    Also, your wedding pictures are gorgeous from Jenna's blog post! Did you have a wedding planner or did you plan it all yourself?

    Becca

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  12. The netting is so pretty! I love the idea of doing that for a porch. And I'm obsessed with your calling cards! That chevron print is perfect!

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  13. Dude no kidding. This time of year is bad. Those nets are so pretty though.
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  14. Those "suckers" (couldn't help myself) love me!!! We are fighting major flies here!! We live by a bunch a dairies!! They are takin over! Good luck!!
    www.moddybee.blogspot.com

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  15. ha. so funny you got those cards. i was just on etsy looking for chevron calling cards and bookmarked that same sight. they look great. i think you sealed my fate...going to order them.
    thanks for the post.

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  16. your wedding was so beautiful!! you were stunning! in regards to your post i know mosquito netting is really there for protection purposes but i find it rather pretty! and your calling cards...adorable!

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  17. Ahh those stinkin mosquitos!! Loving all the nets to fancy it up! Your calling cards are LOVELY!! and I loved your guest post over at á la mode!! You were such a stunning bride and that scenery is magnificent!!

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  18. BAH I HATE mosquitos - but think mosiquito nets over beds are the prettiest thing ever :)

    Good luck trying to keep them away!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  19. Ohh i'm so allergic to mosquitos, hate them so much! It's amazing how a mosquito net can make areas look so dreamy. :)

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  20. I absolutely LOVE the business card- I want you to mail one to me!!

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  21. I am totally going to have to check out that homemade repellant. What a great idea! Ummm and also your new cards are beautiful!!! Im on my way to go check at your wedding :)

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  22. Yuck to those pests! I hate mosquitos! I'm actually afraid of them lol.

    I love your calling cards. I keep toying with the idea of making some for my blog, but most people don't even know I have a blog. Oh and btw Natasha, I love your blog layout so much that I contaced Jillian about re-designing mine =) The re-design is scheduled for the week of July 24th...so excited! I guess I better let people know by then!

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  23. Such pretty pics. Those are definitely lovely ways to keep the mosquitos at bay. I use an organice, all natural bug spray - seems to work well, although they aren't too too bad here yet.

    Love your new calling cards! They are fabulous. So cool how they match your blog.

    Heading over to check out the feature on your wedding.

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  24. Such dreamy ways to hide from mosquitos! And LOVE your calling cards! So perfect and fresh! xo

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  25. LOVE the new calling cards...and aren't they so cute and matchy-patchy to the blog! (c: Just got done drooling, er, looking at your wedding pics at a la mode, so fabulous!! And if you have to keep those little buggers away (the mosquitos, I mean), then it might as well be pretty, am I right?

    P.S. I didn't make the strawberry/gruyere thing last night because I was too lazy to go get the cheese...but I will let you know when I try it!

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  26. Ah, the cards are adorable. I LOVE that they match your blog layout. Such a clever idea!

    Also a little in love with those netting ideas. I've always wanted an amazing gauzy four-poster bed strung all over with white fairy lights. Clearly I'm never going to grow up!

    Sorcha x
    Bonfire Brunette

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  27. hi natasha, sorry you have to deal with mosquitos, theya re so annoying. but you find some very cute ways to deal with them! and your calling cards are adorable. meg

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  28. natasha, i'm tickled that you love your cards! again, thanks for shopping at pixelimpress! and i love how they coordinate with your blog.

    and for those that asked, calling cards are just social cards to hand out with all your info in one place...ie your blog, twitter, email, phone #. or for moms to hand out with all their info for play dates, etc.

    off to check our your wedding, natasha!

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  29. Love the cards! Good luck with the 'squitos! I hate those lil buggers!

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  30. Love the calling cards...I bought some from MadeByGirl last year that are similar that I adore. The bugs in SoCal have been really bad, too. I need one of those beautiful nets.

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  31. Love mosquito nets...they are dreamy...
    Cute cards, I like them :)
    Claudia xo

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  32. Ick! I hate mosquitos! Love the pretty ways to keep them out though :)

    Those calling cards are adorable!!

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  33. OMG. Amazing pictures (: And such cute business cards. Good thing you got them- you can bring them to the meet up!! Which, by the way, I'm losing sleep over. I'm SO DARN excited!

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  34. Beautiful photos. Those candles sounds yummy! I'll have to try that homemade repellant. I love all of the ingredients ....especially the lavender and the peppermint. So many of the repellents don't have a nice scent but this one sounds lovely! Love your calling cards! Those are fun, Natasha!

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  35. the mosquitos in Yosemite were horrible for me! and of course hardly anyone else got bit... so i feel you! and omg your calling cards are so cute! i might have to go to that website too! thanks for sharing. :)

    www.natyouraveragegirl.com

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  36. The Mosquitos are ridic in charleston too! I am covered in bug bites. Absolutely love your calling cards.

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  37. Great inspiration photos and love your calling cards!

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  38. Mosquitoes eat my legs up like crazy but I HATE bug spray and am therefore too stubborn to wear it!

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  39. I dislike mosquitoes very much so! There such annoying little bugs. Anyhow, you've found some great pictures to "rid" the little pests. And OMG I love your calling cards, love them! I think I might just need to make you some matching note cards, I am pretty sure that I have chevron paper in your "colors"! Hmmm, a little gift from me to you (and I can make another set for a giveaway on your blog). :) You've inspired me to create, yay! Have a fabulous Friday.

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  40. Last One is the good .. Blogspot Promotion on your cover page !! Nice and Intelligent



    Calling Cards | Phone Cards

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