It's HOT Outside + August Sponsors

I don’t do heat. I just don’t do it at all. I shut down, it makes me crabby, and plus, I sweat* a lot; I’m just not a pleasant person to be around when it’s hot. And you guys, it’s HOT in Alabama. Like, step-outside-and-it-feels-like-you-walked-into-a-sauna HOT. So how do I cool off? Five words: ice cold water and air conditioning. (There are technically six words there, but I’m not counting the “and,” just so you know.)

I take Bella and Julia on a walk every morning and sometimes the only thing that gets me through that mile is my ice water and knowing I have a cold room waiting for me at the end of our stroll. Any other time I’m outside I’m anxious to either get inside my air-conditioned car or a cool store. Thank you, America, for believing in air conditioning!

Seriously though, I get giddy when summer is over.  It’s easily my least favorite season and I loathe it even more when I live in the south. Seeing and feeling the first change in weather is basically the best day of the year. Give me a cool, crisp day where I get to wear a scarf and have to warm up with a nice warm cup of coffee and I’m a very happy camper. 

I know some of you are already enjoying (the early arrival of) pumpkin spice lattes, and just so you know: I’m incredibly jealous of your cooler weather. But for the rest of us, how do you stay cool when the temps heat up? 

*Do you say sweat or perspire? My
dad hates it when we say sweat. “Animals sweat,” he says, “people
perspire.” To each their own, I suppose. I sweat. Sorry, Papa.

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I’m Natalie and I blog about food over at Oven Love.
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How do you keep cool during the summer?
my answer is the AC! It’s too hot in GA to cool off any other way. 🙂
My name is Ashley and I’m the
mama to our 2 “devil pups”! I write all about their daily life, and how
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How do you keep cool during the summer?
The best way to keep cool in the summer is a ceiling fan and a klondike bar!! Nothing beats it — and these days, they have a flavor for everyone!
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blog about life with my husband and daughter Abigail, born in December
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How do you keep cool in the summer? 
 I know this is sad, but I am
SO not a summer person.  I’m really looking forward to fall and sweater
weather!  That being said, I do love swimming in the pool with my little
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write about virginity and sex; religion and feminism; books and boobs.
My blog is a melange of humor and anger, personal reflection and
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How do you keep cool in the summer?
 It’s been a mild summer
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  1. As you can tell from my tweet this morning, I also just don't do heat, at least it's dry heat here, otherwise I would die lol

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