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Tips for Eliminating Mosquitoes From Your Yard

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With the weather warming up, the mosquitoes will be coming out very soon, if they aren't already out in your area. Mosquitoes are not only a pest but can pass diseases with their bites. If you want to enjoy your outdoor area without having to constantly fight mosquitoes you might want to consider using one or more of these handy tips to help combat mosquitoes.

Eliminate Standing Water
The first thing you will want to do when it comes to combating mosquitoes in your yard is to eliminate any standing water that can be found in your yard. Standing, stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, by having standing water in your yard you are inviting mosquitoes to breed there and by eliminating the standing water you are taking away their breeding grounds.

Lemon Balm and Lemon Grass
The lemon scent of Lemon Balm and Lemon Grass is said to repel mosquitoes. Planting Lemon Balm or Lemon Grass along the borders of your yard, in the flower beds next to your house, and near areas wher…

Menu Plan Monday, April 29th - May 5th

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Join us for Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie. Things have been kind of crazy at The Modern Day Mom house, as the end of most school years are.  The good news is there is only a few more weeks left for the majority of it.  Since the weather is warming up and we are so busy, I am in need of some majorly easy recipes to get me through the week.  We don't eat much once the weather warms up so light meals are perfect for us.  And yes, we are eating out way more than I want to this week.  If I had to guess some of those eating out trips will become sandwiches on the go instead.  Here's what I have planned for this week: links to recipes are in red Monday Lunch - Turkey wraps, pretzels, pineapple Dinner - Eating Out Tuesday Lunch - Beef Stir Fry Dinner - Mayo Clinic Beef Stroganoff Wednesday Lunch -Old Fashioned Beef Stew, Cornbread Dinner - Eating out Thursday Lunch - Seared Mahi Mahi with Zesty Basil Butter, Wild Rice Dinner - London Broil, mashed potatoes, lima beans, …

Kenutcky Derby Party Menu Ideas

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With the Kentucky Derby just a few short weeks away now is the time to get busy planning your Derby Day party.One of the biggest parts of any party is the menu, and with the Kentucky Derby there are plenty of traditional Kentucky foods that you will want to incorporate.Here are some great ideas to keep in mind when planning the menu for your Kentucky Derby Party this Derby Day.
Kentucky Burgoo
A Kentucky Derby party would not be complete without Kentucky’s famous burgoo.For those who don’t know it is a stew that consists of a little bit of everything including rabbit, chicken, and ham.To find the recipe to make Traditional Kentucky Burgoo you can visit the Courier Journal Newspaper website. Kentucky Derby Horse Shaped Cookies These adorable Kentucky Derby horse shaped cookies are sure to be a hit at your Derby party.Do you want to know what the best part is?You don’t have to be a kitchen whiz to make them, in fact there is no baking involved.They are made using Pepperidge Farm Milano coo…