Keeping Cool In The Sun Giveaway Hop 2015

Keeping Cool Giveaway Hop button.

Welcome to the Annual Keeping Cool in the Sun Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. It’s hot out there, but we’re keeping things cool with some great Summer-themed giveaways! Check out all the bloggers and their fabulously cool giveaways in the linky below and don’t forget to enter to win a Step2 WonderBall Fun House!

Fun House.

Here on Simple Wyrdings we are giveaway two prize packages for U.S. entrants only.

The prizes packages both contain tubes of MyPainAway After-Burn Cream, that retails for $19.99 each, and copies of Golf Books($9.99) by Fred Fields.
Tubes of MyPainAway After-Burn Cream.Cover of How I Cut 50 Strokes Off My Golf Scores.

You can see the info on the golf books here.
How Short Hitting Bad Golfers Break 90 All The Time by Fred FieldsThe first package has two 6oz tubes of After Burn Cream and one paperback copy of each golf book ($59). The second prize package has only one 6oz tube of After Burn Cream and a paperback copy of each golf book ($39).

Winners will be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is picked. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below, and be sure to visit all the other blogs on the linky(bottom of the post) because there are some great prizes you could win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, and the Keeping Cool in the Sun participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Send Me An Ice Cream Man

Picture of an Ice Cream Truck.When I was little a truck similar to the one in the picture would come by my grandmothers house just about every day. Definitely every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

She lived across the street from the main park in town. The one with the swimming pool and the baseball field and the tennis courts. And of course the playground.

So the Ice Cream Man always had plenty of business there. The neighbor hood around the park had lots of kids too so he probably didn’t have to go too far to sell everything.

I can’t remember if an Ice Cream Truck ever came by my moms house.  There wouldn’t have been as much business there for sure.

The one at the park would get mobbed.  We would wait till it was in front of my grandmothers house and by the time it got to us there would usually be at least 6 kids waiting.

The last time I laid eyes on one of those was a few years back. It was cruising through another park.

Do they even come by peoples houses anymore? Or only go to parks?

I would love to have one of those come by my house here. I want an ice cream bar.

photo credit: srqpix via photopin cc

Musewear Flip Flops

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

A picture of my Musewear Flip Flops.These Flip Flops from Musewear are the first ones I have actually worn in years. I have been wearing them out in the yard when I’m working on my garden stuff. Especially when doing the watering. That way it doesn’t matter if I get my feet and shoes wet.

They would be great for poolside or beach wear too.

I like that they are really well made. The sole is thick and doesn’t feel flimsy. These should last for a long time. And they look good on my feet.

My Musewear Flip Flops.

I really like the quote on them. I picked the Gods Gift Flip Flops with the Elenor Powell quote : “What we are is Gods gift to us, what we become is our gift to God”.

They have a lot of neat quotes to choose from or you can get some with your Zodiac sign on them.  The Zodiac pairs also contain a list of attributes that describe that sign.

A really great thing about these Flip Flops is that Musewear has pledged to donate 15% of their profits to some really great programs including The Nature Conservancy, the Best Friends Animal Society, and Amnesty International.

These are made in Brazil in a factory that has fair worker conditions and a decent green policy. And they are eco friendly! What’s not to like?

You can order your own pair on their website. Please “like” them on Facebook and “follow” on Twitter.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The Sun Is Hot And So Is Concrete

While I was in town yesterday doing our weekly shopping we stopped at an auto parts place downtown.

There was a guy there on a bike and he had his dog with him. It was just about noon and the sun had been shining pretty bright all morning. The temperature got up into the mid 90’s.

Maybe the fella lived close to the place and didn’t have far to go. I don’t know. It doesn’t really matter….it doesn’t take long to burn your feet if you step on hot concrete or asphalt.

And dogs paws can burn too. It probably does take them longer to burn than human feet since they are not running around in shoes all the time.

People used to go barefoot a lot but I haven’t seen anyone out and about without shoes in ages. Not even kids. So people tend to forget what the actual ground feels like.

If you are wondering…go walk in the road without your shoes this afternoon…or on any sunny day. See how it feels.

And be careful when you take your fur babies out for walks or rides.

And if they are outside make sure they have some shade and plenty of water available.

That goes for all animals not just dogs. My chickens were having a hard time yesterday. I put some fresh cool water out during the middle of the day and they went wading.

I wouldn’t mind going wading myself. I’m thinking about getting me a kiddie pool…just for wading.

What do you think?

Summer Backyard Blast Giveaway

Summer Backyard Blast Giveaway

Summber Backyard Blast

I’m giving away a box of Grill Charms($19.95) and a copy of a book about Golfing($9.99). The book is titled: How Short Hitting, Bad Golfers Break 90 All the Time.

Since this giveaway is for things to use in the backyard…you (or your dad) are expected to read the book in the backyard mind ya! And maybe even practice your Golf game there some too. And if you do use it somewhere else…well there is no need to go telling is there?

Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below. And be sure to hop on over to the next blog on the linky for more chances to win some really great prizes!

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Don’t forget to enter the grand prize giveaway sponsored by TruKid, Imperial Toy, and an amazing group of bloggers who want to make your summer a blast! You have the opportunity to win a wagon, water table, kid-friendly skincare package from TruKid, and a variety of bubble and water toys from Imperial Toy! Please note that the Grand Prize GIveaway is only open to US residents.

TruKid aims to encourage a healthy, well rounded lifestyle. By combining all natural skincare with fun and education, TruKid cultivates a relationship between healthy habits and being a kid. Imperial Toy is the worldwide leader in the sale and manufacture of Bubbles and Novelty Toys. At Imperial, the Mission is to be First in Fun!


Disclosure: Formula Mom, Tales From the Nursery, The Maven of Social Media, and the Summer Backyard Blast bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that fail to fulfill their prizes.

Make Your Own Snow Cones!

Make Your Own Snow Cones!

You can make your own snow cones with a Carnival Style Snow Cone Maker. I want one! Isn’t that cute? I remember snow cone stands from fairs and carnivals years ago.  This one will fit on my kitchen counter. I already have a snow cone maker that shaves ice into little bits. But it isn’t this cute. It is just plain black and doesn’t have the holders.

I guess I can’t really justify buying another one just because it’s cute. However, if you don’t already have a snow cone maker…well you know you NEED one! Really you do…just ask your kids. Or grand-kids.  They are having a %15 off sale right now too.

Nostalgia Electrics™ SCM-502 Vintage Collection™ Carnival Style Snow Cone Maker Now 15% Off! Valid through August 2nd. No promo code necessary.The snow cone maker I have is a Hamilton Beach. It works well except for the ice cubes getting stuck every now and then. It doesn’t quite shave the ice but does get it really small. I have been making snow cones just about every day lately since it has been so hot. I usually wait till just after taking care of the chickens because it is really hot out there! Eating a snow cone can really cool you off! I don’t use the snow cone syrup though. Most of that seems too sweet to me. I make mine with Tang. Or cool aid. It works.

Do you make snow cones? What are you doing to stay cool in this heat?

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