Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Natural Repellant

Good morning everyone.

Hope at some point you took the time
to remember why we have this holiday.
Freedom should not be taken for granted.  

I did decorate some patriotic displays....
and of course had some bbq's.
Although it rained each day, 
it stopped long enough for me to grill outside.

Did you know that eucalyptus 
is a natural spider repellant?
[green plant]

They hate the smell of it.

Although mine in this display
are faux and not real....
when Autumn comes, 
I lay sprigs of the real stuff near my windows.
I don't want them back inside.

Today just a sneak peek of
my blue and white bedroom.
Being of French descent on my father's side,
I fell in love with this French Enamel Pitcher.

This display is on the side
 where our closets are.

Well looking outside it looks like
I will have a rainy commute today.
I am fortunate though...
no devastating tornadoes like
in the midsection of our country.
I heard there were 231 tornadoes
in just ten days.

Crazy weather.

What did you do over the weekend?

Natural Repellant Blessings To All!


  1. I worked Monday and a cookout Sun. We are heading into a rainy cool day for the rest of the week

    1. Its been foggy mornings mixed with rain every day this week. Its what I get for complaining about snow. LOL Janice

  2. Busy weekend here! Pug reunion in Columbus (2+ hrs away) Saturday, I did a little cookout Sunday and went to one yesterday.
    I hope everyone took a minute to remember why we were celebrating. Some paid the ultimate price for our freedom because freedom isn't free.
    God Bless America and may God Bless our soldiers.

    1. Those pug pics were just adorable. I am sure you had fun! Janice

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm so glad to learn that eucalyptus is a spider repellant. I have some little jumping black spiders that comes into my little washroom by the deck and they always give me the shiver. I don't like them at all.

    I hope that you'll visit again.

    1. Yep, I plan on laying it by my windows come Fall. I HATE spiders. Janice

  4. While you have rain, rain rain, we have blistering heat and NO RAIN!! This year, we are way off our normal May weather patterns. The fire danger is high right now so we keep praying our usual summer afternoon thunder storms kick in.

    I did not know Eucalyptus is a good repellent. I love the lasting smell it brings!

    1. I would surely love to send some rain your way...and the folks who are getting flooded out would as well. Crazy crazy weather. Janice

  5. Hi Janice,
    Love your sweet display and that enamel pitcher!! Did not know that about eucalyptus! Isn't is funny that we love the smell but spiders hate it?? Good to know!! Sorry you are dealing with all that rain and so very sad about all those tornados!
    We have actually had some wonderful weather here in AZ which has been extremely unusual for this time of year, but things are heating up now and will be for the next 3 months! Triple digits are on the way!! Thank God for AC!!!
    Hope you have a great week, my friend!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

    1. I have another French pitcher in zinc. Love them! Glad to hear someone is having nice weather. Janice

  6. Janice, thanks for your visit and I'm so glad you got out of Ohio in time!. That is so horrible what is going on. We have had sun for two days now. I can hardly believe it. Thanks for the repellant news. I do not like spiders..Your bedroom looks so pretty..Happy Wednesday..Judy

    1. Thank you Judy. I hate spiders. I would rather have a mouse in my house, The sun is shining right now...but not sure how long that will last. Janice

  7. Well, I knew there was a reason I liked Eucalyptus LOL.... I really don’t mind spiders....unless they are big and hairy LOL. We didn’t do much this weekend...seems the days just slipped away. Sunday we did go up north to a friend’s and went out to dinner with them, and Sunday was just a complete wash-out, so I played with my floss and wool. ~Robin~

    1. Yep it smells GOOD! I hate spiders even if they are big and hairy. Glad you were able to be with friends, if only for a little bit. Janice

  8. Hi Janice! Thanks for the visit to my blog. I've enjoyed reading your posts and I love your primitives. I have a few items here but not as much as you but then I'm not in the business you are! I do enjoy antique browsing and here in Ohio and in our neck of the woods there are a few worth checking out. We got the rain but not the terrible tornados..it's a mess down south of us. Have a good weekend coming up and thanks again for your blog visit!

    1. You are very welcome! I probably have visited almost every antique shop on the Eastern and Southern side of Ohio. I still am a shopper even though in the business. Janice

  9. Your blue and white is lovely! Thanks for the tip on the eucalyptus!

  10. Thank you Jeanie. More to come! Janice


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