Wondering How To Choose The Best Size Sunny Sleevez? Check This Helpful Video Guide To Measuring Correctly

Watch this short video to learn how to measure your arm for the best fitting sun sleeves, how to put on Sunny Sleevez and how to use the adjustable band for the best sun protection.SIZING VIDEO SUNNY SLEEVEZ IMAGE

The sun that gives us life… can also be a SNEAKY killer. While we are having fun in the sun, it is also silently causing damage through UV rays. Protect yourself with Sunny Sleevez—our stylish answer to sticky sun block and nasty sunburns.

Our  sun protection arm covers block 98% of all UV rays.
Easy to slip on, this super lightweight, breathable,  eco-friendly 50+UPF fabric will protect your arms from the sun instantly! SUNNYSLEEVEZ LABOR DAY 25% OFF

Featuring an adjustable upper arm band, all Sleevez are available either with top-of-hand-cover (Classic, NOT shown in the video) or without hand cover (Skate, as shown in the video).

Sizes for babies, kids and adults.
Wear them while exercising, golfing, gardening, or even driving.

Pack them in your kids lunch box for sunny afternoons

The sun sleeves shown are Skate style (no hand cover) – Tribal design, many other colors and designs available.

With Sunny Sleevez, you never have to be afraid of the sun again!

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2014 Cobra Puma Junior Golf WORLD CHAMPION shows she is sun-savvy in her Sunny Sleevez!

chloe viray fore magazine sunny sleevez Chloe VIRAY 2014 Cobra Puma Junior Golf World Champion.

Congratulations to Chloe, we are so thrilled to be shielding the arms of such a sun smart young golfer!

My kids spent much of the summer vacation reading the shade or going for a swim but for first grader Chloe Viray she was hard at work in the blazing sun.

Playing in temperatures when most of us want to do nothing more energetic that lift an ice cold beverage, Chloe became the 2014 Cobra Puma Junior Golf WORLD CHAMPION!

She played at The PGA West, Greg Norman Course in the La Quinta Resort. The temperature during the scorching 3 day tournament was 115 degrees!

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Use discount code LABORDAY and get 25% OFF all Sun Protection Accessories thru 9/2/2014 50+UPF Sunny Sleevez – Slip them on in the sun, slide them off when your done!

Said her rightfully proud dad Wally “She wore her Sleevez and it protected her and kept her arms very cool against the blistering heat. It helped keep her focus on her game and helped her become the 2014 Cobra Puma Junior Golf World Champion. Your Sleevez have been a part of her success.”

Pictured above she was featured in FORE Magazine and the Southland Golf Magazine.

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Summer’s Not Over! Try Adding Sun Protection To Your Breakfast

SUNSCREEN SMOOTHIESchool used to start after labor day, this year it was the second week of August!  The transition from summer hols to school has been a tough one, but one way we found to ease into the day has been a delicious, slurp in the car, breakfast smoothie.

Knowing the kids are going to be on the playground in the middle of the day in the blazing sun I figure if I start their day with a tummy full of skin protecting and repairing antioxidants, as well as some brain fueling omega 3s they are off to a good start.

Every day the smoothie is a little different but I try to include some of these 2 groups along with whatever fruit and veg is on hand.

Skin Savers:

Brain Food:

  • Walnuts
  • Ground flaxmeal
  • Avocado

Smoothie Basics

  • 1 tsp raw cocoa nibs (great source of magnesium + calcium, iron, copper, zinc and potassium)
  • 1 tbsp cashew/peanut/almond butter
  • ½ banana (fronzen in chunks)
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries/blueberries/raspberries
  • ½ apple ½ peach
  • Almond milk or apple juice to tasteAdditional items I might throw in
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ stick celery
  • ¼ sweet bell pepper (make sure you don’t add any spicy seeds)
  • 1 tsp green food powder
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How To Safely Keep Ants Off Your Hammock and Keep Them Off!

HAMMOCK GET RID OF ANTSAhhhhhhh I hate ANTS! After a long day of gardening and putting up a shade sail over the hammock I flumped into it for a well deserved rest.

Then promptly leaped back out of it as a wave of  ants swarmed over my skin!

After a shower and change of clothes I came back to inspect and found the hammock was indeed swarming. The colony seemed to be under the impression that I had thoughtfully erected an ant superhighway to allow the little beasts to cross from one tree to the next without the inconvenience of walking all the way down to the ground.

Now up with this I will not put but what to to? I don’t want to start sprinkling chemicals or poisons around where the animals and children will be, nor do i want to spray anything where we will be breathing.

Solution

1) Dryer sheets! I tied a couple around the ropes at each end of the hammock, this didn’t stop them straight away but they clearly didn’t like them and many where hesitant to walk across them. Ants communicate through smell so I’m guessing the scent was confusing or maybe it’s the waxy feeling they don’t like. Whichever it was the upshot was that within an hour of tying on the dryer sheets there was a reduction by about 80%, but I’m an only child, I do not like to share!

2) Diatomaceous earth  I sprinkled a little into the folds of the outer dryer sheets, diatomaceous earth is very bad for creatures with exoskeletons, (see more here non-toxic-way-to-rid-your-home-of-insects-and-spiders/)

RESULTS

24 hours later  – 0 ants in the hammock!SHRUG ADULT SALE JUL20

They have rerouted themselves across the top of the shade, which is just fine with me.  It’s been over a week since the ant attack and so far I have not had to share my hammock with anyone, of course that may be because it  slipped my mind to tell the children I successfully got rid of the ants!

Do you have any great chemical-free tips for getting rid of ants or other bugs?

 

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How Much Sunscreen Should You Apply? Check Out This Handy Graphic

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Remember most sunscreens need to be applied 20-30 minutes SUNNYSLEEVEZ SALE 20% off ENDS 7-28BEFORE going out in the sun, that’s how long it takes for them to START working.

Sunscreen must be reapplied EVERY 2 hours, more often after swimming, sweating or Toweling off

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KILL WEEDS with Ingredients From Your Kitchen- It’s Easy, Fast and Cheap!

homemade weed killerWeeds are a time and water consuming pest, if like me, you are fed up with them always showing up in the wrong place but you don’t want to add to ground water pollution give these low toxic homemade herbicides a try instead of their more toxic chemical versions.

Many common weeds can be used as either food (dandelion leaves as salad greens), medicine (daisy for a sore muscles and headaches) but all of them are unwanted. Using a more environmentally friendly herbicide reduces the risk to you, your kids and pets.

Strong chemical herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides can end up polluting our groundwater, and get into storm drain run over that goes straight unfiltered to the ocean.

Hands down the lowest impact on the environment is to pull them up and be sure to dig out the roots. Which is fine for the odd one or two but it can be hugely time consuming and frankly a pain the in the bum!

For a quick, cheap way to effectively get rid of weeds, give these homemade herbicides a try.

[NOTE. 'natural' or homemade does not mean that they are completely safe for your soil, or you. Keep in mind something designed to kill weeds will likely kill any other plants it comes in contact, and they may cause human injuries if misused.]

COOK ‘EM:

This is by far the easiest and safest, as long s you can manage not to spill it on yourself/kids/pets!DIY WEEDKILLER BEFORE AND AFTER PINT

So fill the kettle, bring to the boil pour it over the leaves and stems of the weeds, this is particularly effective for those pesky weeds in sidewalks or driveway cracks. You can also do this over a large area that you’d like to replant after you have got rid of all weeds as nothing is left behind to harm new planting.

SEASON ‘EM

Common table salt is an effective herbicide as is white vinegar, and citrus oils, but salt & vinegar can have a detrimental effect in the soil so that nothing will grow after. It can also discolor cement so keep well away from paths and walkways.

We use regular white vinegar sold in the supermarket is 5% acetic acid, this usually works on most weeds, there is a stronger version available in many garden supply stores but this can also be harmful to skin, lungs eyes so we steer clear of that.

Cover or tie back the leaves of all plants not to be sprayed. dandelion diy weedkiller

  • Dissolve 1 cup salt in 1 gallon of vinegar
  • A few squirts of liquid dish soap (helps to stick to leaf surfaces)
  • Few drops of citrus or clove oil (smells nice too)
  • Add to spray bottle.

DO NOT SOAK SOIL

Multiple applications may be necessary.

LET THE MULE DO THE DONKEY WORK:

Borax, which is sold as a laundry and cleaning product in many grocery stores, can be an effective herbicide.

Cover or tie back the leaves of all plants not to be sprayed.

  • dissolve 10 ounces powdered borax in 2.5 gallons water,
  • Add to sprayer, coat leaves weeds.
  • Avoid contact with bare skin.

DO NOT SOAK SOIL

Multiple applications may be necessary.

If you’ve been fighting with unwanted weeds in your yard, what other homemade herbicides have you found to be most useful?

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Summer Vacation – Build a PVC Pipe Bike Rack With The Kids

PVC BIKE RACK DIY PLANS

The bikes and scooters were driving me bonkers, left all over the yard and garage. I love things we can make from stuff we already have and we have loads of bits of PVC pipe lurking around from our various irrigation efforts. We already have pipe cutters but we did need a couple of the longer long pieces, new glue  and some of the fittings.

Because we already had a lot of the materiels I only spent about $10 but even if you have to buy it all I think it would come in for around $20.

After a trip to Home Depot followed by a lot of very silly pipe related improve, our splendid new bicycle rack was created.

If you have bikes of different sizes and not a lot of space you can vary the distance between the wheel supportsPVC PIPE CUTS - Copy

Materials Needed:

  • 50′ – 3/4″ Schedule 4o PVC pipe I bought 5×10’
  • 20 T-connectors.  I bought a contractors pack of 25
  • 14 – 90-degree elbow connectors (elbows). Another contractors pack
  • PVC pipe cement (optional)
  • PVC pipe cutter or small-toothed handsaw.
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Sharpie
  • Spray paint (if you want to color coordinate)

Cut List for PVC pipe:PVC BIKE RACK ASSEMBLEY - Copy

  • (8) – 12″ pieces
  • (2) – 23 1/8″ pieces
  • (20) – 16″ pieces
  • (14 )- 2″ pieces

The kids had fun measuring, the big’un was in charge of the pipe cutter and the little one was in charge of the sharpie .

Cut all the big pieces first, and use the leftover pieces of PVC for your smaller cuts.  Once you have everything cut do a dry run and get everything to fit together before gluing . It should take 5 mins to assemble but the kids were ‘helping’ and loved the piPVC PIPE - Copyeces of pipe so much they had to build all sorts of other stuff with the pieces first!

I glued some of the pieces together for added stability but left some able to pop apart, so I could change the size as need and make it portable for camping trips (no more bikes dumped on the ground), or you could fit it in the back of a pick up to store bikes.

Have you built anything with PVC ? I’d love to hear your ideas

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