Preparing for Summer 2020 in the Sonoran Desert

Preparing for Summer 2020 in the Sonoran Desert

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One thing is for sure, 2020 has been full of surprises. While few things are certain these days, one thing that you can rely on is Central Arizona’s summer heat. With temperatures starting to climb regularly above 100°F, it is important to have a plan for how to keep cool. The public closures that social distancing entails for public health …

The Importance of Desert Pollinators

The Importance of Desert Pollinators

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Your day-to-day life in Central Arizona probably involves our local tangle of highways and interstate freeways which wrap Phoenix and its surrounding region in busy human traffic. While we get our bearings on these highways, it may surprise many of us to learn that the land we live on is also part of another kind of super highway – one …

The Sun and Vitamin D

The Sun and Vitamin D

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Have you ever wondered about what vitamins are and why they are important to us? Vitamins are molecules that are necessary for our body to function correctly and are not made by the body alone. Most vitamins have a role in our metabolism and many other bodily functions including boosting the immune system. Vitamins were first discovered in 1912 and …

Planting a Native Garden

Planting a Native Garden

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With our abundant sunshine and minimal freeze hours, Central Arizona gives the ambitious gardener lots of options to play with. However, while thousands of plants are viable for portions of the year, many plants struggle to truly adapt to the region’s aridity and extreme heat. Homeowners who choose their plantings on looks alone may end up with landscaping that heavily …

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

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Buying your first home should feel like a dream coming true and the best recipe for success is being prepared. While home buying may seem daunting at first glance, if you are ready for each step of the process, the whole transaction can go a lot smoother.  Get Financially Organized While part of home buying is finding a space that …

Throw a Cheap & Chic “Friendsgiving” in Your Backyard

Throw a Cheap & Chic “Friendsgiving” in Your Backyard

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“Friendsgiving” is exactly as it sounds – a Thanksgiving celebration with your friends. While people have been enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with friends for decades – “Friendsgiving” is a relatively new term. It is often associated with Friends the TV show, but it is actually quite a bit younger than the 1990s hit. According to an article in Bustle, “Friendsgiving” …

CC Sunscreens - 13 Window Treatment Ideas Under $13

13 Window Treatment Ideas Under $13

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At CC Sunscreens, we absolutely love all things window. We’ve talked a lot about windows on our blog and throughout our website, covering fun facts about windows, the history of window screens, and of course inform you about the benefits of protective solar screens for your windows! We not only care about windows and patios, we also care about saving …

CC Sunscreens - The History of Air Conditioning, Part 2

The History of Air Conditioning – Part Two

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In our last post, we explored some of the most effective ancient air conditioning techniques, and learned about how a happy accident in a publishing company led to the modern invention of air conditioners. We explored the first time air conditioners were used in public spaces and when they became commonplace for communal spaces. Today, we pick up in 1929, …

CC Sunscreens - The History of Air Conditioning

The History of Air Conditioning – Part One

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As Arizonans, most of us cannot imagine living in our beautiful state without air conditioning. We all understand the how truly wonderful it feels when it finally kicks in on our commute (usually about 5 minutes before we arrive to work) and the glorious feeling of the cool air when we walk into a grocery store on a hot summer …