Spotlight Friday: cooling down

This Summer so far has been rather on the hot side. Temperatures hovering around the 100 F. So warm and muggy that you try to get everything done in the few morning hours before the thermostat hits those unbearable numbers again.

You say I should be used to this?  Yes we lived in El Centro CA, where the average in the Summer is between 105 and 113 F. And yes it was unbearable to go outside there very often. The daily  trip to the mail box I  delayed until the sun went down. I was pregnant during the time we lived there and many times I had my feet stuck in a bucket full of cold water and ice. The pool was not an option because it was like a warm bath tub. Our AC ran all day and broke down often.

Now living in South Carolina we got used to the wonderful three sometimes 4 Seasons again and we love it.

I bake all our own bread. With these temperatures it has been proven to be a challenge. I do not want to add anymore heat to our house, it is warm enough in here already. This summer we have our AC set to 83 F, so it would not be running all day. Every corner houses a fan. Occasionally you will see a cat or a person standing or sitting in front of one of those to cool off.

So now we are running low on bread and I am hoping for a cooler morning. Does not look very promising, at least not in the next few days.

What to eat in this heat? During the day we stick with fruits and nuts. Cooling drinks or home made ice cream.

How do you stay cool in this scorching weather?

Let us look at the cooling items from Zibbet:

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Sunburn Relief Cream by Little Rascals Beauty

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Cool Tie . Polymer Filled Evaporative Neck Cooler by BarkingDogDesigns

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Lip Balm Cool Mint Low Shine with Unrefined Shea Butter
by SciarrettaFarms

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Easy Cool Juniors Summer Empire Waist Dress by ecoQuilter

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Cooling Cucumber Melon Moisturizing Beeswax Hand and Body Lotion
by MVEssentials

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Vtintage Cookbook 1980s Cool Whip minutes MOUTH WATERING PIES
by SandyCreekCollectables

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Tee shirt cool & airy fun by sherlcrfts4u

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Hand Held Flamenco Fan Navy and Gold Flowers by DengraDesigns

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Heat Pack or Cold Therapy Wrap/ Neck Shoulder/ Flax Seed,Mint, Lavender Lotus
by essiedesigns

now on to the Etsy finds:


So everyone stay cool and enjoy your Summer!


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