Friday Frivolity - Best Ways to Stay Safe in the Sun

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...

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At last week's party, we shared our favorite museums around the world.

This week brings us Don't Fry Day, so we're sharing our best tips on how to stay safe in the sun.

Also, I'm going to be working on some special projects this summer, so this will be the last Friday Frivolity party (or even a regular post!) for a couple of months. But don't worry, we'll be back August 2nd with all the fun, so go ahead and mark your calendars now! 

You can stop back by here again next week to see which post I chose for my feature -- and be sure sign up for all the blog updates here, in case I pop back over the next few weeks with a surprise post!

Now, on to the sun-safe tips:

1. Sunblock

I have a group of friends that knows if anyone mentions swimming or some other sunny summertime activity, I'm going to be harping on sunblock.

I can't stand the stuff, but nevertheless will slather it on if there's any chance that my sun-magnet hair will be bringing the rays to my freckled skin like a homing beacon.

I don't recommend using any of the kinds full of nasty chemicals. We usually bite the bullet and get this stuff.

2. Long Sleeves and Long Pants

We do a lot of hiking in the summer, but despite the heat, we're always all clad in long sleeves and long pants. Part of the reason for this is to keep the bugs away, but an equally important reason is to keep the sun away (and then we can avoid that nasty sunblock!).

It works and honestly, sometimes I feel like it helps keep me cooler than if my skin were exposed. I usually wear my shirt like this and my zip-off pants like this, which are both very cool.

3. Hat

I hate having things on my head, but I'd rather wear a big, floppy hat than deal with sunscreen, so often I'll sport this beauty -- or I'll wear this if I'm heading off on a hike.

4. Sunglasses

I'll admit, I don't wear these as often as I should, but I never feel like I can see as well when the world is so dim.

But I'm trying to do better and my glasses came with some of those clip-on jobber-dos, so I usually have no excuse.

It's easier to put them on when I've got my contacts in, because I just grab my shades that look like this that I got from the dollar store (they even have UV protection, too!)

5. Stay in the Shade

I consider shade-standing a competitive sport -- I'll cross the street to walk in the shade, move to crouch under the equipment at a playground if there aren't enough trees, and will basically just do anything else to stay out of the sun, no matter how dork-like I look!

It gives people a chuckle to see my shade-following antics, but I'm usually cooler and more sun-protected than they are, so the laugh's on them!

Now time for the new stuff!

The Hosts:

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

  Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa recently wrote about her all the fantastic fun Peg + Cat-themed birthday party she threw for her've gotta check it out!

Friday Frivolity Host Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom

Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more!  She's been on a bit of a hiatus, but you have to stop by her blog to see the adorable reason behind it!

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay!  We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun!  Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment.  :)  Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions! 

Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple features.... but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there!  ;)    


The featured post for Syncopated Mama this week is........

I love making homemade gifts and household items, so Nina's post on how to make lip gloss and lip balm really caught my eye. Be sure to check it out -- it's a lot easier than you'd expect!

Now, the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome! 

We're so happy you're here! Let's have some fun!

What fun do you have planned for the weekend?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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