First, keep it lazy. Okay, not totally lazy because those dog hair tumble weeds aren't going to sweep themselves and the grass isn't going to recede on its own either maybe I should invest in some livestock to keep the blades at a minimum. Ranger had the idea this weekend...
Eat some fresh fruit. Dress up your melons with some citrus and honey to keep cool and to stay hydrated. I dressed this up with a drizzle of honey, juice and zest of one lime, and a tablespoon of chopped mint.
Speaking of hydrated--are you guys hooked on Starbucks' new Refreshers drinks? Even available in Via form, these puppies kept me hydrated at the pool while giving me that kick of caffeine I needed to keep me from teaching some kids a lesson in public pool etiquette. (Ps. this cool lime has a hint of mint to it, add a fresh lime and some rum and call it a <100 calorie mojito).
D stocked up on some Izze drinks this week and my fridge has never looked better with the bright cans and perfect summer flavors.
If you're feeling more adult, opt for a summer shandy. Part beer, part lemonade--mostly just awesome.
And this is pretty much the most country that I get-- Waffle cones and pick up trucks after an impossibly long afternoon of work. Seriously, these things should come with lobster bibs and badge of shame.
How have you ladies been fighting the heat? In addition to these ways of staying refreshed, I've been fighting fire with fire--literally. Up tomorrow, an easy Mexican bowl.