5 Great Reasons to Get Sunscreens & Patio Screens

5 Great Reasons to Get Sunscreens & Patio Screens

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If you live in the Salt River Valley or any part of the low desert, then sunscreens can provide several benefits for you and your home. Also known as solar screens, window sunscreens provide protection from the sun’s UV rays which can be dangerous for your home, your skin and your belongings, while patio screens provide relief from the sun. …

Fall Colors in the Sonoran Desert

Fall Colors in the Sonoran Desert

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People from the east often believe that the desert is a dry place with only one season. If you know the desert however you know that the Sonoran Desert goes through a seasonal cycle just like anywhere else but it is just different. Unlike the east of the US, the Sonoran Desert has five seasons, which include winter, dry summer, …

Wildfire Safety & Prevention Tips

Wildfire Safety & Prevention Tips

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This year’s fire season is causing more concern than ever, predominantly on the West Coast. Still, here in Arizona, we become increasingly aware of the increasing risk of wildfire to our homes. With the understanding that we can expect fire seasons to become more and more of a danger it is important to do everything we can to be prepared.  …

Weekend Trip: Haunted Bisbee, AZ

Weekend Trip: Haunted Bisbee, AZ

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From the red rocks of Sedona to the utopian architecture of Arcosanti, our state never fails to surprise and amaze us. While the world these days might be scary enough for us, we’re always excited to explore all the corners of Arizona. That’s why when we learned about the historic and haunted town of Bisbee, we couldn’t say no to …

How to Throw a Backyard Movie Screening

How to Throw a Backyard Movie Screening

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In this strangest of all summers, it is important to remember there is still room for fun. This season, why not set up a backyard movie theater? When Arizona summer is all about beating the heat, outdoor movie screenings are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and some quality time with your family after the sun’s gone down. Choose …

Planting Your Monsoon Garden

Planting Your Monsoon Garden

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While Arizona can be a great place for growing a garden, the summer months with their full-force desert heat and sun can pose a particular challenge for producing healthy plants. While many vegetables aren’t well adapted to desert summer, consider planting a “monsoon garden” that can take advantage of summer rainfall.  Monsoon gardening is best done with plants that have …

Weekend Trip: Petrified Forest National Park

Weekend Trip: Petrified Forest National Park

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There’s no shortage of fabulous places to explore in Arizona. Just a few hours drive northeast from Phoenix, Petrified Forest National Park offers a sweeping panorama experience of natural wilderness. Petrified Forest is rich in geologic and human history, as well as one of the main research and discovery sites in the United States for paleontology. Including the gorgeous vistas …

Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

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Wow, it has been hot! Arizona summers always kick the thermometer up a notch, and this year is no exception. For better or worse, Phoenix and its surrounding area have to adapt to waves of extreme heat and it is important to understand basic heat safety to avoid serious health consequences when it gets super hot outside. Extreme heat causes …

Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower in August!

Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower in August!

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In a year full of uncertainty, it’s nice to be able to count on something. Every August, this year included, the astounding Perseid Meteor Shower takes over the night sky. The Perseids are the biggest meteor event of the year, visible in the sky from July through late August, with peak visibility in mid-August. This year, mark your calendars for …

Tips for Outdoor Grilling

Tips for Outdoor Grilling

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Phew! We are really moving into the deep heat of the Arizona summer. When temperatures soar into the triple digits, we’re never far from thoughts about how to stay cool. Lucky for us, we run a sunscreen company!  Sunscreens are one of the best ways to beat the central Arizona heat, but we can think of a few other “hot …