Summer In My Eyes Means…..

Summer means something different for everyone. For me, it the BEST season ever. That being said, there are very clear signs that tell me when summer has arrived, officially or unofficially.

There are always a pile of shoes outside my patio door to trip on.


We have sunscreen and bug spray in every vehicle we own.


Our summers are very colorful and sometimes very expensive.


Dinners outside are a daily thing.


I spend 8-9 hours of my day in this area during the week. A place that we don’t get to enjoy half the year….our backyard.


I bid farewell to the gym and do most of my workouts outside. I will, however, make the occasional stop in at the gym if the weather is not favorable for outside exercise.


My husband always picks my favorite flower and brings them inside so my house smells like lilacs.


Fresh veggies are abundant


There is never enough hours in a weekend to fit all our favorite things in.


And my clothes lines are always covered in Turkish beach towels.


What is your favorite part of summer? (mine is tank tops and shorts)

What is your least favorite part of summer? (mine is that is has to end so quickly)




Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreen Review

Recently, I was sent a box full of the new Coppertone Clearly Sheer sunscreen to sample.


As a natural redhead with fair skin I am no stranger to sunburn. I have tried many different brands. Lotion and sprays and some honestly do better than others. Regardless, I still get redder than most no matter how often I apply. Although, what I struggle with when it comes to sunscreen is how it makes me feel.

When I was invited to sample this sunscreen I was pretty excited but at the same time hesitant. It claims it has a nice light scent and there is one formula for everyday activities and then also a beach and pool formula(not shown). I was sent the Clearly Sheer for sunny days. One regular sized bottle, three sample tubes(awesome for our hiking pack and dry bags) and two spray formulas in sample sizes also.

I gave the Clearly Sheer for sunny days lotion a try at Devil’s Lake State Park where we hiked for many hours throughout the day. I figured it would be a good test of sun, heat and sweat.


My first impression was it was very light and rubbed in quickly. A big PLUS for me. Some other brands are like rubbing on Elmer’s School Glue, literally!!! And I loved the scent. Citrus scented but not over the top and smelly. Very nice and refreshing.

As for coverage, I have to say it was good. However, the trails were a sun/shade mixture but I did not end the hike with any redness.

Overall, I will be buying this product myself. I do believe it will cover at least as good as all the rest when the heat of summer is on and I am out in it for the entire day. The big selling point for me is the way it feels when applied.

Give it a try and see what you think.


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