Window Desert Gardening Tips

Window Desert Gardening Tips

CC Sunscreen cool tips, Desert, Tips & Tricks, Windows

Desert gardening can be a challenge! Our climate and hot sun can sabotage early plans for a lush showing of flowers or a hearty and giving vegetable garden. Many of us don’t have the space, however, a good solution for the home gardener who wants a little green in their life is to start a window garden. This is simply …

Tips for Winterizing Your Desert Home

Tips for Winterizing Your Desert Home

CC Sunscreen cool tips, Weather

Here in Central Arizona, our winter weather is mild to the point where it can be downright delightful. With that in mind, it can surprise many homeowners that their Sonoran Desert home will need to be winterized. While we don’t have to deal with freezing ice and driving snow, winter still brings about a significant change in temperature and weather. …

Design Inspiration for Your Patio

Design Inspiration for Your Patio

CC Sunscreen cool tips, Patio Shades

Whether you have acres to landscape, or just a small patio, a purposeful and comprehensive design can optimize the space you have and make it a pleasure for you to entertain and enjoy quiet time outside. When the weather is more favorable to being outside in the winter and spring, you can extend your home by giving yourself more entertaining …

Tips for Cooling Down Your Backyard

Tips for Cooling Down Your Backyard

CC Sunscreen cool tips, Summer, Sun screens, Tips & Tricks

The easiest way to cool off your backyard is to create some shade from the sun. However, keeping your yard cooler when you live in the southwest, in the summer heat, is a whole new challenge.  Daytime highs commonly exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows at night barely sink below 90. When temperatures are this high for days on end, …

New to Arizona 7 Tips to Stay Cool

New to Arizona? 7 Tips to Stay Cool

CC Sunscreen All About Arizona, Climate, cool tips

Welcome to Arizona, neighbor! For many Arizona newcomers, our mild winters and unstoppable sunshine are major draws to the area, but few come prepared for the extremes of our summer heat. Never fear! Learning to adjust to central Arizona’s hot summers may seem like a steep learning curve, but small adaptations to your home and lifestyle can make a huge …

How to Keep Your Kids Safe from the Sun

How to Keep Your Kids Safe from the Sun

CC Sunscreens cool tips, Family & Fun, Health, Sun Protection, Sun screens, Tips & Tricks

Too much sun can be a problem for anyone but sun exposure can especially be a risk for young children. Children have sensitive skin and bad sunburns that occur early in life contribute to an increased risk of skin cancer in adulthood. Protecting your kids from the sun isn’t just something to remember at the beach or pool – especially …

7 Great Weekend Trips

7 Great Weekend Trips

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, cool tips, Family & Fun, Nature, Travel

While for most of the country, winter is an excuse to hibernate, those of us lucky enough to live in Arizona have access to stunning nature and culture all season long. The rich natural wonder of our state and the warm desert climate make winter weekend trips a must! Here are some of our picks for the best spots to …

Tips for Water Conservation

Tips for Water Conservation

CC Sunscreens cool tips, Energy Savings, Water

Part of living well in the desert is using our natural resources wisely. Here in the Sonoran Desert, we can’t forget that water is our most precious resource. Smart water management is part of what makes living well in an arid environment possible. Taps Off Smart water use in the home is a key component to developing good water conservation …

Native Plants that Attract Birds

Native Plants that Attract Birds

CC Sunscreens Animals & Insects, cool tips, Desert, Environment, Nature, Plant Life, Tips & Tricks

If you have CC Sunscreens on your Arizona home, you know what it feels like to live in comfort even when summer temperatures turn up the heat. Finding stylish and cooling shade isn’t just a human desire, our desert fauna has adapted itself to find nature’s sunscreens…and you can help. Planting trees, shrubs, cacti and flowers that wildlife like birds …