Creative Ways to Stay Cool

This originally appeared as a guest post over on The Streeters Unlimited.


As you know, readers, I live in the great state of Texas. Texas is a lot of things, some good and some not so good. But one thing not up for debate is that Texas summers are HOT. 100+ degree days are the norm here. So it’s understandable that I’m always on the look out for creative ways to keep me and my loved ones cool during the summer. Today I thought I’d share some of those with you.

Fun with Ice Cubes

No, I’m not going to advocate laying in a pile of ice cubes like the dog above. Instead, here’s some new things to do with ice cubes:

Make Your Own Frozen Treats

Because, let’s be honest, summer is the prime time for all things ice cream. 🙂

Non-Edible Cooling Tricks

Tips for keeping cool that don’t involve stuffing your face. 😉

What are your favorite ways to keep cool?



  1. You should add to your list that Texas and Seattle WA. should swap some weather days in there for us each to get a break. I’m in a sweater right now, NO JOKE! Love that bulldog pic, I’m pinning it from here with your list hope you don’t mind.

    1. I don’t mind the heat, usually. I’m the type that would much rather be too hot than too cold. Cold gets in my bones and it takes forever to warm up. But I agree a break from 100+ days might be nice once in awhile. 🙂

      I don’t mind you pinning this post at all! But I can’t take credit for the photo. Whenever I’m using a photo I didn’t take, there is always a ‘via’ link below it that shows where I got it from. Just so there’s no misunderstanding!

    1. Thanks! We’ve actually been below 100 here the past week, which has been awesome, but it’s back in triple digits tomorrow.

  2. The dog picture is so cute! I love the idea of green tea ice cubes! I am in Tennessee so it’s always so hot in the summers here too. My favorite way to stay cool is to go to the pool!

    1. I know, it makes me laugh every time I look at it, haha.

      I loved the green tea ice cubes idea, too – I hate having ice in my drinks because it inevitably ruins the flavor by watering it down. This seems like a great solution. Theoretically, you could make them out of cola or juice or anything, for whatever you’re going to be drinking.

  3. LOVE this! Will have to try some of these with my nieces while they’re in town.