...because home doesn't happen overnight.

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*

Congrats to Krista who is beating the heat by opting for wagon rides at 7:08 a.m.

Man, was it hot here over the weekend! Our thermostat showed an outside temperature of 106 degrees at one point. Ugh. We were content to sit inside in the air conditioning. We could have used one of these as well…

It’s the Minka-Aire F300-BN, a retro brushed nickel desk fan. Don’t you love modern household items that work correctly and safely but look vintage? I once bought an antique desk fan at a roadside flea market in South Carolina. It barely worked and wasn’t kid-friendly at all, so I resorted to displaying it on top of our refrigerator {away from little fingers} in our previous house. On the contrary, this oscillating fan has all the character of an older model but is UL approved for indoor use. The blades span 11″ while the entire unit is 14.5″ from top to bottom. It comes standard with a low/medium/high/off control switch.

AND…it could be yours, free! Del Mar Designs is kindly offering up one of these cool fans to a lucky House*Tweaking fan. {Get it? A fan for a fan? Cheesy, I know.} See entry details below.

PRIZE: one Minka-Aire F300-BN desk fan {$45 retail value}

RULES: You must be at least 18 years old and have a shipping address within one of the 48 continental United States {no P.O. boxes please} to enter.

HOW TO ENTER: Like and/or follow Del Mar Designs on Facebook and/or Twitter. Then click back here and proclaim “BEAT THE HEAT!”

DEADLINE: Enter before Monday, July 23rd. One random winner will be chosen and announced Tuesday, July 24th.

WHILE YOU’RE AT IT: Since we’re trying to beat the heat over here, tell me how you stay cool on hot days. An icy beverage? A dip in the pool? Long afternoon naps? I’ll go first. With a three-month-old who gets cranky when she’s hot, I’m staying indoors as much as possible. If we do venture outside, it’s in the early morning or late evening hours when the heat isn’t as intense. I also feel cooler when I wear a comfortable dress as opposed to shorts on hot, hot days. And LOTS of ice water is a must! Fresh lemon optional.

Click here to see who won last week’s Shabby Apple giveaway! And if you didn’t win, you can still score 10% of your Shabby Apple purchase now through August 3rd by entering the promotion code housetweaking10off at checkout.

image: Del Mar Designs

262 Comments

09.July.2012

Beat the Heat! Dresses are my go to wardrobe these days to attempt at staying cooler!

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!
I stay cool on hot hot days by swimming in my mom’s pool. We are lucky that she is only two houses away from ours!

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09.July.2012

Beat the Heat! We have been keeping all blinds closed, fans on, lights off and actually bumped the thermostats up to 76. Believe it or not it helped keep the house cooler when it was 114!!! YIKES! My kids were asking when we could stop living like vampires.

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09.July.2012

Beat the heat! I’ve been eating taco salads to stay cool!

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09.July.2012

Beat the heat! We have been doing swimming in early evenings at my moms house!

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!! I stay cool by staying indoors in the AC… my 6 month old doesn’t do well in the heat, and I surely don’t!! And I dream of an inground pool….

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09.July.2012

Beat the Heat! We are finally able to play outdoors!

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!

Will be getting a pool… An inflatable one, at least ;-) to beat the Cal heat!

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT! This fan reminds me of one in our B&B in Newport last summer, where my husband and I celebrated our first anniversary. I’d love this! We stay cool by using our popsicle maker and making homemade popsicles!

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!”

I could surely use one! Thank you for the chance!

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!

We just stay in the shade whenever we are outside and it’s not nearly as bad!

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!
We like to stay cool by taking trips to our neighbors pool. She’s the best for offering it up every summer.

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT! AZ is HOT in the summer, a swimming pool and popcicles are a must!

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT! I just find that I hibernate indoors…otherwise the humidity gets the best of me!

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT! We head to the beach when it’s super hot!

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09.July.2012

Beat the heat!! I stay indoors with the a/c on! I weed my garden in the evening when it cools down.

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BEAT THE HEAT! My only way to beat the heat is to stay inside in the A/C. Luckily, even with the terrible storms that ripped through the East Coast, our power has stayed on.

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT! I wear dresses exclusively in the summer, and take a frozen water bottle to work so I always have an icy drink.

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09.July.2012

Beat the heat! I love to go to the movies when it’s just too hot! Always cools you down :)

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!

My 9 month old plays in the water whenever possible when it is hot, and he LOVES homemade popsicles!

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!

We always head to the lake when it is just too hot out.

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09.July.2012

Beat the heat! If it’ s Friday, my day off, I pack a cooler with ice cold drinks and hit the beach! Thankfully, my boys are now 11 and 15 and can help me carry the boogie boards, umbrella, cooler, and chairs. We really enjoy the water, sun, relaxation and ocean breeze.

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BEAT THE HEAT!

I’ve been doing a ton of work in the backyard (installing a rainwater collection system), and I’m in Texas, so I spend the first couple of hours outside every day, until it gets too hot, and then I head inside and have a swig of Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade. (It’s THE BEST lemonade ever; I buy it by the case.)

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!

Lots of dresses and updo’s! Not much makeup either it just melts off.

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09.July.2012

Beat the HEAT!!!
I’ve been staying inside while hydrating w/H2o w a slice of lemon, under the AC vent! When I go out I love wearing long Maxi dresses, fresh, and cool.
Sunblock is a must, sunglasses, and we usually try going out after 5pm or before 11am… Here in Temecula CA its supposed to be 100 for the rest of the week…so much for picking weeds!

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09.July.2012

Beat the heat! AC is a new luxury for me, so I am indulging.

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09.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT! Poolside with a book!

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BEAT THE HEAT!

Margaritas, margaritas, margaritas…..

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10.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT! When it gets close to triple digits, I become totally climatized and love my ac. Love this fan too!

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10.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!
We stay cool by drinking tons of ice water, eating twin pops, keeping the AC cranked, and visiting our community pool nearly every day!

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10.July.2012

Beat the heat!!

When its that hot out, we either stay cool in the a/c. Sometimes we will do an activity at the picnic table under a shady tree or go swimming in the creek. :)

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10.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT! Love Minka fans… I have 4 Minka ceiling fans in my house right now!

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10.July.2012

Beat the heat! Swimming & sundresses :)

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10.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT! Cold Margaritas!

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10.July.2012

beat the heat! especially since sunny southern arizona is supposed to get to 117 on tuesday! now that is hot!!! UGH!

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10.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!

To stay cool I love tank tops and margaritas while dining al fresco. :)

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10.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT! I’ve been hiding from the summer sun to keep cool. I run from the car to the house! ha!

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10.July.2012

Beat the heat!

Dresses and flip flops all the way..and my hair up!

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10.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!
I love the heat! But when it gets too hot I just take a nice cold shower.

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10.July.2012

Beat the Heat! I wear lighter clothing like dresses and try to stay inside during the late mornings/early afternoons!

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10.July.2012

Beat the heat! tank tops, less cooking on the stove or oven, getting up early to get things done before it’s too hot. :)

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10.July.2012

Beat the heat!

Getting up early to get things done before the heat hits in full force!

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10.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT! It’s all about staying inside this summer. The heat makes my baby break out.

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10.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT! Am I the only crazy one who enjoys the heat? If its over 85 or 90 I just stay inside with the shades drawn, which makes me crazy since we have so many nice windows in our house.

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10.July.2012

Beat the Heat!! Drink plenty of water!

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10.July.2012

BEAT THE HEAT!

It’s definitely hot down here in south florida. I try to stay indoors but when we’re doing outside projects we jump into the pool after.

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10.July.2012

Beat the heat!

I still haven’t figured it out so I’m going to try all of your tricks!

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10.July.2012

Beat the heat!

I freeze coffee in ice cube trays and add the frozen coffee cubes to my morning coffee. It’s a cheap way to have ice coffee without the yucky watered down ice cubes.

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10.July.2012

Beat the Heat! Ice water and a husband who works hard so I can run the central air!

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10.July.2012

Beat the heat! Swimming in the pool and making smoothies!

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