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About sunnysleevez

I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.

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. The sun that gives us … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

School 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 … Continue reading

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How To Safely Keep Ants Off Your Hammock and Keep Them Off!

Ahhhhhhh 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 … Continue reading

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

Remember most sunscreens need to be applied 20-30 minutes BEFORE 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!

Weeds 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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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