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DIY After Sun Lotion


Today I made a new batch of my DIY AFTER SUN LOTION and I thought I’d share what I do with you! This is absolutely the best solution for my skin after spending a glorious day in the sun. It’s kinda obvious and it’s super easy and cheap. This AFTER SUN LOTION works better than any store brand I’ve tried. I made it for the first time after getting a chemical burn from using a chemical sun screen.

DIY After Sun Lotion


I normally use a natural sunscreen brand Alba Botanica is my ALL TIME FAVORITE but this particular pool day I was without it and used my friends sun spray.

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We are having some cold dreary weather here in Tennessee, so I pulled out this video recap I put together after our 2011 British Virgin Islands sailing trip.  Watching this made me warm and happy inside 🙂  Thought I’d share in case any of you need to escape to the Islands!

Get FIT With Your Kids


I’m sure you are making plans for vacation, parties and pool time this summer.  In the mist of your planning, why don’t you add in some activities to do with your kids that encourage health?

1.  Get your kids involved in making the DIY stuff for your home (cleaners, bug sprays, tooth paste and deodorant to name a few) I will start publishing what we are making in June.  My kids are having a blast helping me with this project, and seem to want to use our cleaners more often when they had a part in making them!  🙂  I will take all the help I can get around here.  Can I get an AMEN? My son especially loves getting involved when our recipe tells us to mix baking soda and vinegar! 

2.  Grow something with them.  The kids are more open to eating veggies when they’ve been a part of growing them.  If you do have a hard time getting your kiddo’s to eat healthy, read this guest blog I wrote for Hyperwear.  I tell all about some of my secrets 🙂  Hehe

3.  Find ways to workout with them.  Bring them along to some PILATES CLASSES this summer, sign up for family PERSONAL TRAINING, or get out in your yard and PLAY!  

In this picture, I am doing a workout with my kids using Hyperwear SANDBELLS.  They create a GREAT workout and it feels more like playing when using them.  And they are SAFE for kids to use! 

These videos show a few games I created to play with my kids.  
4. One more idea, bring your kids along on a FITNESS VACATION!  It’s never to early, or late to develop a love for a healthy lifestyle. 

I hope this is the BEST SUMMER EVER filled with adventure,  memories, lots of REST & RELAXATION, and HEALTH!!!