Understanding Our Sun

Understanding Our Sun

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Here at CC Sunscreens, our specialty is providing protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which are particularly powerful in this part of Arizona. Not only do our window screens and patio shades reduce solar gain on our patios and homes, but they block out 90 percent of the sun’s UV rays, reducing wear on our skin as well as …

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Home Maintenance Tips to Celebrate the Start of Spring

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Spring is finally here and now it’s time to start enjoying longer warmer days. For those of us used to living in this desert climate we know this is a great time of year to take advantage of getting out, and enjoying the surrounding nature, before the stifling heat starts to make it intolerable by May. It also is a …

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The Greenest Day in the Desert

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While out wandering around great expanses of rolling desert landscape, a patch of green is often referred to as an oasis. If you are looking for a patch of green, well then, look no further than this March 17th! Search out leprechaun’s gold at the end of the rainbow and wear green in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, coming up …

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Climbing Camelback Mountain

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One of the greatest benefits of living in the greater Phoenix area is the amazing landscape surrounding us. The Sonoran Desert offers amazing hikes through valleys and washes as well as jaw dropping views. If you are looking for a mountain hike and view that will truly stand out, we recommend Camelback mountain. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix, …

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Events to Look Out for In Phoenix this March!

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With the days starting to get longer again it’s time to start looking for things to do. If you are looking for fun things to do for a date or for the whole family, the good news is that we have you covered! We’ve compiled a whole list of events coming up and fun things to explore all next month! …

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Searching for a Super Bloom!

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Out here in the desert we love the wide vistas of red rocks and brilliant sunsets. The desert is full of surprises with its red tinged earth tones and life despite the lack of water and stifling heat. However, in rare instances we are blessed with a super bloom and it is truly a sight to see. When we are …

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Romantic Places to Go on Valentine’s Day in Phoenix 

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Every February 14th we celebrate Valentine’s Day, with candy, flowers and gifts exchanged between loved ones. However, even when the February 15th inevitably rolls in, you don’t have to limit your love to just one day—make romance last all month long with these romantic spots right in the city limits. Desert Botanical Garden: Chihuly in the Desert What better way …

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Tips for your Arizona Winter Food Garden

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Hello gardeners of all skill levels! Here in Phoenix, we have more heat, and longer growing seasons. This means our planting schedule differs from the general schedule for a great majority of the United States in the Midwest and East. For us desert dwellers, this can make it confusing to understand what to plant here and when. Fortunately, we have …

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Winter Skin Care for a Desert Environment.

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We are in the middle of winter here in the Phoenix area and though we don’t experience winter as the cold snowy environment of the east or high mountain altitudes, it can still be a difficult time for your skin. Even though the highs this time of year range from 66°F to 69°F, and rarely fall below 57°F, it still …

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Hiking Trails to Explore in Arizona for a Perfect Winter’s Day

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It’s wintertime but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside all day—especially if you live in Arizona. Winter is when we experience some of our most mild weather with highs in the Phoenix area in the high 60s and lows averaging around 45 degrees Fahrenheit. New Years has come and gone but for most our new year’s resolutions are …