Monday, August 1, 2011

5 ways we are kickin this heat & Giveaway Winners

Here are 5 fun things we are doing to beat the heat. :)
(Giveaway winners are listed at the bottom of the post. :))
Congrats congrats. 
Our seasonal Welcome Rock 

1. Homemade juice popsicles. 

Yes the ever so common simple dimple popsicle. A box of juice, pour, put in freezer, ta dam.  I love simple especially in this heat and my kids dig these. See for yourselves. :)

2. Blow up pool 
Yet again another simple solution but one that has brought lots of relief to ALL of us. 

3. Homemade Lemonaid (makes a GREAT slushy)

I literally have been eating this non stop.  Yes eating I put it in a cup and stick it in the freezer and tada an hour  later I am spooning pure coldness in my mouth. Also adding a few frozen strawberries is a great bonus to this drink.
3 cups of water 
1 cup fresh lemon juice (4 lemons)
1/2 cup sugar
Add: 1 cup of hot water plus the sugar, stir and allow sugar to dissolve 
then add lemon juice and remaining water.  Let cool or add ice and serve.

4. Hummus ~Salad for lunch and dinner 
We just don't tend to be as hungry in the summer especially when it is so hot. We often eat variations of salads some Turkish and some from the U.S. Hummus is a staple during the summer here. That cute little hand is snatching some black olives. 
 Our Hummus Recipe:
30 ounces of Garbanzo beans/Chickpeas(without juice)
1/4 cup Tahini
1/4 cup Virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Lemon juice
1/4 Purified water
1 or 2 gloves Garlic
1 tsp salt
Garnish w/ Cumin on the top

5. Dinner, movie and fans

Inexpensive and great way to beat the heat for a few hours.  Simple dinner, fun cartoon (we have three kids 7 years and under so our options are limited. But hey I like Madagascar. :)) and fans turned up to high pointing at us. Oh I forgot to mention we have a projector and so our wall becomes our theater. :)

Well that is what we are up to this last week or so. Oh yes and Potty training in there has been, well not as easy as the first two. I figure we all learn right? I mean are any of you still wearing diapers? Well then I cling to hope. 

We have some fun crafts that the kids and I want to share too.  But that will have to be for another time. Well off I go to bed and will enjoy the rain that just fell! It brought with it a cool breeze.

Announcing the winners of the fun giveaway. 
The Ebru art goes to:
Laina over at Vibrant Serenity.  Congrats bloggy friend. 

The Garlands goes to: 
Lisa over at Organized Chaos
Congrats Lisa. :)

~in my west corner doing what I do 


Dave Ferguson said...

Hey I lost your email, I have a way that you can get any new/old movie you want for free. You just have to be able to burn them to DVD. Actually you may be able to just watch them from your computer. Get ahold of me at

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

I actually won!! :) Really? Here is my e-mail address ~ Yay! :) *Doing a little happy dance over here*! lol
~Lisa @ Organized Chaos

Jill said...

Great ways to beat the heat! I remember making our own slushies as a kid! Will have to try that one again this summer! Thanks for the reminder!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Amy said...

Your lemonade looks so good! We're going to make some today...I've been looking for a yummy & easy looking recipe! Thanks!


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