Stay Cool Tips

Since summer is in full swing, here are some tips from the Red Cross to keep you and your loved ones safe this summer:

• Dress lightly — wear thin, loose, light-colored or white fabrics.

• Drink plenty of fluids — especially water — regularly and often. Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic beverages.

• Eat small meals and eat more often.

• Take a cool shower, bath or go for a swim at a local pool.

• Try to stay in the coolest room in the house. Better yet, take a trip to an air-conditioned mall, library or some other public building.

• Be sure your air conditioner is in good working order.

• If you have it, use air conditioning at least intermittently to keep the temperature below 90 degrees.

• Use a fan. Fans are most helpful at night to bring in cool air. Remember to open a window to create circulation. Fans directed outward to bring cool air from the basement or fans directed at your body to increase evaporation work better than fans bringing in hot air from the outside.

• Limit your physical activity, as well as your child’s, to the coolest times of the day — early morning or late evening.

• Establish a buddy system where you, a family member, a friend or a local volunteer check on the elderly on a daily basis during a heat wave.

• Never leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle.

• At a minimum, pets and domestic animals need a shaded and well-ventilated area and access to plenty of cool water.

• Remember that heat combined with humidity increases the likelihood of heat-related illness. An air temperature of 95 combined with 60 percent humidity equals a heat index of 114.

• Warning signs of heat stress: low energy, dizziness, nausea, headache. If you see signs of heat stress, get the person to a cool place as soon as possible.

• Warning signs of severe distress: extra fast heartbeat; confusion; diarrhea; vomiting; red, hot, dry skin; muscle cramps; chest pain; difficulty breathing. If you suspect severe distress, call for medical help immediately.

Free Movie Mondays under the stars at the Orange County Performing Art Center

I keep stumbling upon so many free fun things to do this summer that I’m going to have to post at least twice a day. I received an email from the Orange County Performing Art Center and had to share about their Free for all under the stars Movie Mondays.

Movies start at dusk(approximately 8pm) and guests are invited to bring beach chairs and picnic dinners/snacks. You can start staking your spot around 5:30pm.
The dates/movies are as follows-
July 13th- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
July 20th- Annie
July 27th- Footloose
August 3rd Momma Mia

I have already saved the dates and plan on picnicking with the family. Hope you will too! If you would like to know more head over here.

Kids Bowl Free

Looking for something to keep the kiddos busy this summer? Here is another fabulous freebie for the kiddos this summer- The Kids Bowl Free Summer Program allows your kids to bowl two free games every day Monday-Thursday all summer long. There are only two locations in Southern California that are participating- Concourse Bowling in Anaheim and Gage Bowl in Huntington Park. The only thing you will have to do is provide bowling shoes or rent some which go for $3.00 at the Anaheim Concourse. I was discussing this with a couple of friends this week and they suggested buying some bowling shoes on ebay- they go for around $20.00.

Here is how it works –

  1. Head over to
  2. Select a bowling center near you.
  3. Register directly on the bowling center page (The registration is valid only at the bowling center where you register and cannot be used at any other bowling center unless otherwise noted.)
  4. Once you register, you will have the opportunity to purchase the family pass. You don’t have to but it is a really good deal!!The Family Pass was created to allow for adult family members to enjoy bowling throughout the summer as well. The Family Pass starts from $23.95 and includes 2 games per person per day. The Family Pass covers up to 4 adult family members. You may have 1, 2, 3, or 4 adults on the family pass. The one-time payment covers up to 4 adults for the entire summer.After your registration we will send you two (2) emails.The first email is a welcome email and contains your account information.
  5. The second email is very important. This email does not contain coupons, but you will need to click the link confirming your subscription to the service If you do not click the link, the system will not send your weekly coupons to you.You will receive an email every Sunday morning that contains a link to your coupons and family passes for that week. It is not required that you view the email to print your coupons.

I think my oldest might be ready to bowl her first game- we are going to check this out this week