Summer Favorites for When it’s Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot Outside

Now that the weather is warming up and the sun is keeping the sky bright past 8pm, I figure it’s the perfect time to re-visit a few of my summer favorites!

Favorite for Keeping Our House Cool: Black + Decker 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote

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The upstairs of our two-story house always gets warm in the summer and last year I found the perfect way to keep us cool. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this little unit CHANGED MY LIFE. Rather than overheating in the afternoon while working in my office, or tossing and turning while sweating and trying to sleep, I stay cool as a cucumber.

You can find my full review post here: Freestanding AC Unit Review But, really all you need to know is that the unit costs $329 (as of 6/14/23), it has 4.5/5 stars with over 35,000 ratings.

We bought our last year, used it all summer, packed it away for winter, and just got it back out again. It’s magical. I feel like Elsa twirling around in the cold air. And the best part, it helps keep our energy bills down because we aren’t jacking up the downstairs heat pump.

Favorite for Keeping My Undercarriage Cool: Skimmies Slipshorts from Jockey

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I wear skirts and dresses year-round and got into the habit of wearing slipshorts when Jack was younger. Because he had the tendency to randomly grab my skirt and flash everyone my underoos. Also, a swift breeze, open staircases, roller-coasters and 95 degree days with 90% humidity.

I have 4 pairs of Skimmies in black and one in nude and some of them have lasted me for LITERALLY a decade. It’s true, I just looked up my orders and I purchased my five pairs starting in 2012 and ending in 2019. And I’ve been wearing the same pairs over and over again and they are still perfect.  

Favorite Face SPF: Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

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I’ve shared this sunscreen a couple times already, but I’m going to share it again because it’s just THAT GOOD. This sunscreen is the only SPF I’ve ever used on my face that goes on easily, doesn’t irritate my contact lenses, is totally invisible and not even a little bit greasy. Once you rub it in, there is no scent and you can’t even tell it’s there… but you’re protected with a SPF 40 and you can even apply makeup over it.

Also, the 1.7 fl oz bottle lasts a surprising amount of time. I’ve had mine for over a year and it’s still not empty! However, when I do finally use it all up I will 100% buy another bottle.

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