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Melting Monday

As West Texas creeps back into the triple digits I keep trying to remind myself why I still live here.lol Then I remember it cost most to move so here we sit and continue to melt. With air conditioners running 24 hours a day and the house keeping to 80+ degrees we are trying to find more and more ways to keep cool! Water needs ice or to be chilled in the fridge. Popsicles get expensive not to mention they aren't great for you. We load up on fruit and fresh veggies and down our smoothies. Still it needs something more! So I am reaching out looking for ideas from my fans :O) Please help us survive the summer!

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Shayla Burks said…
I'll be checking back for any and all tips, also! lol
ChainingMagic said…
Things are crazy hot here in the DFW area too. I'm not originally from here, so I basically sit in the house until the sun is nearly set. I don't feel brave enough to venture out until then! :D A few days ago I did see a pretty novel popsicle idea posted by another blogger. What she did was cut fruit into thin slivers, wash some berries and left them whole, and froze them into molds with lemonade. It is getting hot, so I may give this a try. Stay cool!
Jenny said…
I usually just sit in the AC but we live in Jersey. Actually having a cold day today :) Need to bundle up and wear SOCKS!! You should move here :P
royalegacy said…
We have been having triple digit temps, and will continue to do so for the rest of the summer. Is Texas an area with high humidity? Right now, we have been having nice dry air, and our water coolers are doing an excellent job keeping the house feeling great.

Danielle

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