Mint leaves and wild flowers Another summertime weekend is rolling around… now, truthfully, aren’t you (just the tiniest bit) entertaining a daydream of patio and deck, barbecue and picnic, possibly even an intimate dinner a deux beneath the stars?


Just one, er, fly in the ointment.

DEET and dining just don’t mix, and there’s nothing remotely romantic about sipping your bubbly through a bug veil…

Al fresco dining fans, take heart — and get some Tips for a Pretty Pest-Free Picnic from my guest post over at GlamNest, the Lifestyle blog of

(Do you see how cool I was about dropping that info? Yeah, like maybe I’m not hopping up and down, giggling like a mad thing, because Erika asked me to guest-post on GlamNest?! )

I’d love to hear what you think of my tips for keeping it pretty while keeping the bugs away — and I’d particularly love it if you’d drop a comment to share any insect-foiling tips of your own. After all, we’re all in this together, are we not? — defending the picnic table from those unwanted stingers and biters!

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Sharon

    I wish I had some tips to add. I’m one of the few people who likes citronella, but since most of my family loathe it, the citronella candles remain unlit.

  2. domestika

    It was great fun, Erika – and thanks, I’d love to do it again!

  3. Erika Lenkert

    Hi Jen!

    Just had to drop you a note and thank you for the fabulous post. You really are THE domestik goddess, and all of us at Glam love your piece. Have a great weekend and please be our guest goddess again soon!



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