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Cool Down This Summer With These Tips + An Amazon Giveaway {A Scoop Of Luck Giveaway Hop Event}

Welcome to the Scoop of Luck Giveaway Hop Event hosted by MamatheFox 

From now through July 31st, hop along to all participating blogs for the chance to win a ton of great prizes! Happy hopping and good luck!


**Post contains affiliate links, all thoughts are 100% my own.

This summer is a SCORCHER!

Earlier this year we were complaining about the never ending winter, but once summer finally arrived it seemed to want to let us know that it had TRULY arrived! It is HOT!

Today, I'm sharing some simple ways to keep cool this summer, while still enjoying that much needed outdoor time--- and sharing some great products that can help!

Have a Water Fight!

Nothing can cool us down faster that a good ol' fashioned water fight! Squirt guns, water balloons, etc... a friendly competition and a great cool down too! The great thing about water fights are that you can do it to fit whatever budget you have this summer... go all out with crazy blasters, or keep it simple with basic water guns!


Timing Is Everything!

Consider doing your outdoor play in the morning, before the sun is at its fullest! It might still be hot, but it might be a little more bearable at least!! Plus, if they get the energy out in the morning, it might make for an easier day...

Hey, a mama can dream, right?

Backyard Water Park

Whether its a pool, sprinklers, a slip and slide... or just a plain ol' water hose... consider making several different water play areas available for your kids to choose from! You can search Pinterest for DIY ideas, or keep it simple with some great water play products.


I Scream, You Scream... We All Scream For ICE CREAM!

I must admit, this is my personal favorite way to cool down in the summer. Of course, we can wait for the ice cream truck, which is always fun... but in my family, nothing beats homemade ice cream... and cranking it by hand is half the fun!


And to help cool you down, one very lucky reader is going to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card! Enter using the giveaway form below:

and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.


  1. Hoping for some good luck! :)

  2. Always have a list of items that I would love to have from Amazon.

  3. It has been so hot this summer! I could use the amazon cash to buy a new fan!

  4. I have had so much icecream this summer, awesome would buy mroe

  5. I think I hear the ice cream truck coming! If I'm wrong, I'll wait.

  6. This has been a hot summer! I like Moose Tracks ice cream.

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  7. I'd love to win for a new ebook!


  8. Pistachio ice cream is my favorite – thanks for the giveaway!

  9. It has been too hot here lately. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. I grew up in the Chicago area and summers would be warm but nothing like Oklahoma is. Here, I hibernate in the summer. AC is my friend.

  11. Thanks for the chance! I'm tired of the heat.

  12. I shop on Amazon all of the time. So many great things!

  13. I"d love to get the Splashin'Kids 68" Sprinkle and Splash Play Mat toy for infants toddlers and kids - perfect inflatable outdoor sprinkler pad for my great niece and great nephew this summer :)

  14. Water play is so much fun in the summer! I remember many fun days splashing with a garden hose, my brother, and our cousins.

  15. Thanks for the giveaway! This is a great Hop!

  16. i love to cool down by floating in our pool..It has been a hot summer!


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