Author Archives: sunnysleevez

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.

Unlike White Shoes, Sun Protection Is Still In Style After Labor Day!

Just because it’s after Labor Day…don’t pack away the Sun protection! Summer may be officially over, the  kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter. While you might be packing the beach towels away in favor of the … Continue reading

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Making This Mistake Could Ruin Your Vacation

Nothing puts a damper on vacation like reaching for your smart phone or wallet only to find it’s gone. Often signs warning of pick pocketing activity in popular tourist places are actually helpful for pickpockets too! Why? Because as soon … Continue reading

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The Friday before Memorial Day is “Don’t Fry Day”

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is spreading the word that the Friday before Memorial Day as Don’t Fry Day. The Council want to encourage sun safety awareness by reminding everyone to protect their skin for sun damage whilst … Continue reading

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Water Wise – 2 easy ways to reduce your water use (and save a few dollars too)

In the shower, turn off the water. Wet hair and body, turn off shower head, then lather up head and body, turn on water to rinse. Most shower heads use 2-3 gallons of water per minute so even turning the … Continue reading

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DIY No Nasty Chemical Bathroom Freshner – No Poo Pourri – That REALLY Works

As you know I’m keen on saving water, amongst other tips we have taught the children not to flush with every visit to the toilet, unfortunately this has been interpreted into NEVER flush EVER! Number 1 son reads on the … Continue reading

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Recycle, Reuse, DIY No Waste Birdfeeder

I HATE wasting food so I was none too pleased when I dropped an entire brand new bag of peanuts on the not-clean-enough-to-eat-off kitchen floor. I can’t throw the nuts on the ground or the distracted festing birds will just … Continue reading

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10 US States “Ban the Tan” – Will more follow with new FDA warning label?

In July, Hawaii became the 10th state to completely ban indoor tanning for minors, along with California, Texas Illinois, Nevada, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. “Earlier exposure to indoor tanning is associated with a greater risk for developing basal … Continue reading

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