Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Here Comes the Sun

July is here and the Heat is ON! 

I provide lots of Vitamin D

"Ways to cool off"

Whether you are entertaining or just want to rehydrate, grab a nice refreshing drink!


Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Go for a dip in the pool! 


Don't forget the Sunscreen!

Remember a few tips to surviving the summer heat : 

Wear loose fitting clothing, preferably of a light color.
Combat dehydration by drinking plenty of water and other refreshing drinks.
Instead of cooking hot meals, try small frequent "cold" meals. 
If you don't have air conditioning, try to spend some of your day in a public library or other public space that is cool.
Don't forget to check on the elderly and pets to make sure they stay cool and safe.





23 comments:

  1. Great tips for this crazy Heat Wave. I enjoyed your post, Angel!

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  2. Great tips Angel! I'll keep them in mind for 'my' summer. At the moment I am trying to MAKE and KEEP myself warm, lol

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  3. Great advice! It's not been too bad here in my part of the country—it's been raining all day! LOL But now I have a craving for a tall glass of ice cold lemonade! *Ü*

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  4. I am melting here in Chicago!! 101 today and more 100s to come!! ugh!!

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  5. Great tips. How about carrying around an umbrella to avoid being baked to a crisp!

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    1. It is funny to see you post this Petite as yesterday I saw a number of people walking around town with them. Great idea!

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  6. Smart tips for surviving the summer heat! I am so grateful for Air Conditioning! I don't know how folks survived without it and, to think, it wasn't around less than 100 years ago! Thanks for posting.

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  7. Oh yeah - Petite Hermine's post about carrying an umbrella is also a great idea, if you have to go out in the sun. I call it portable shade - and it can be as much as 20 degrees cooler in the shade. One more idea - we have found that on those super hot days when the AC cannot keep the house cool, turning the sprinklers on on the west side of the house makes a BIG difference. Of course, that might be a problem for city folks if there is rationing.

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  8. Fab tips... such a shame we having an awful Summer in the UK that I can't put them into practise

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  9. It's been so hot lately, these tips are very timely! Thanks!

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  10. Great advice! It's been ridiculously hot lately and I always need to remind myself to drink more water.

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  11. It's been so hot here (sacramento), 108 all last week! Thanks for posting!

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  12. The pool looks amazing! Oh to be there right now!

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  13. You'll need your umbrella while in your pool around here between 10 and 4. Way hot and too much glare.

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  14. Unique Cozy Treasures - Thanks for the tips! It's been soooo hot here in the Midwest this summer and with No rain. I think I need to write some summer heat tips for pets in my dog blog. I don't understand why so many people are unaware that dogs get really overheated and need to get in out of the extreme heat. Even having a fan, shade and water available seems a no-brainer to me. :)

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  15. That drink looks so good I am going to HAVE to pin it!

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  16. That drink does look delicous!

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  17. Thanks for all of the tips to stay cool this summer!
    Amy

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  18. What a great post! WE have a record summer of 100+ days with a major storm that knocked our power out for 10 days.

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