Monday, June 29, 2009

H2O

The Winner is Laanykidsmom! Congrats!


Day camp was fun.

Nothing like writing that cuts to the chase, right?
The weather was actually tolerable, in comparison to this week! (currently, at 8:30 am, it is 82 F which is cool and easy breezy compared to the 102 craziness of yesterday.) We had a couple of rainy days and a couple of hot days. None of them were so hot or so rainy that camp was cancelled, which, in my opinion, means "good weather." (this is what my blog has become? A lengthy discussion of the weather? shakes head in defeat...)

However, it WAS still June, and we did get some really warm days. There were water stations at every new activity for the boys to refill their water bottles, and thank God, because not all of them were actually drinking their water. As the day warmed up, so did the water bottles. Who wants to drink warm water?

Ha HA! I was drinking COLD water, THANK YOU! I was testing out some stainless steel water bottles from New Wave Enviro. Now, I know that "keeping the water colder" isn't a trait that the company posts or claims on their website. But, from personal experience? It DID.

We got to try the 40 oz, 12 oz and .6 liter bottles in the stainless steel collection. My only gripe? That the .6 couldn't use the mouthpiece for drinking out of the bottle. The 12 oz was just too tiny for one person for an entire day, and the 40 oz was way too big for Justin to carry around (but we shared it on our days we walked together). And giving a kid a bottle to drink water from that they take the lid OFF of? Not a good choice. However, they do have a 1 liter stainless steel that adapts to the pop-up sports caps. I think that would have been the best choice for a single person on a hot day.

My husband has even taken to bringing the 40 oz one to work on the hot dock. Anything that keeps him cooler and hydrated is my kind of product.

I hate using plastic bottles and try not to purchase any (though they still find their way into my house. I'm still scratching my head over that one). For those of you who "know" your environmental stuff, these stainless steel bottles don't have the lining that you're supposed to watch out for. Which, well, I'm glad! Because I didn't know I was "supposed" to watch for anything!

New Wave Enviro has offered the same water bottles for one lucky reader to win! Simply enter in the comments, and I'll pick the winner on Friday, July 10.

Extra entries for:

~ tweeting about this giveaway
~ posting on your site
~ subscribing to any of my sites.


*Disclaimer: Of COURSE I am writing this because the company gave me the products to review. But I will always post my own personal, honest opinion about everything I review. And, if they pay me moola in addition? I'll let ya know. Carry on...

25 comments:

  1. OOOh! Enter me! Cuz I'm awesome????!!
    Thanks!

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  2. Wow! I would love one of these! (BTW - I'm the founder of the Big List of Giveaways - thanks for listing your giveaways!)

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  3. These would be so great
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

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  4. blogged about it
    http://giveawaysentries.blogspot.com/

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  5. hope to get lucky again!
    I would love these waterbottles - thaey would be handy!

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  6. I would love to try one. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  7. Oh my husband needs his own water bottle--this would be great thanks!

    samanthajocampen at gmail dot com

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  8. Awesome giveaway! Count me in...

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  9. i am a follower

    www.luvnlife00.blogspot.com

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  10. I would LOVE to win this -- we are big water drinks and use those 'horrible' plastic bottles...I know, giving my children cancer, I know!

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  11. Oh I totally need one of these bottles!
    Seriously, I'm surprised we all haven't killed ourselves already >.<
    We all need to wake up and realize that dying slowly from plastic bottle toxins and pollution and pesticides in food is NOT OKAY!
    Thank you for this giveaway!

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  12. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/TheEclecticE/status/2414253756

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  13. Ooo, great water bottle!
    I could totally use one of these!
    Plastic is the worst!!

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  14. I would love to win this.

    denise_22315(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. These look great! We would love to win them. No more plastic.
    laugh.networkingmatters@gmail.com

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  16. Did it really keep it colder? We have bottles that seem to instantly turn the water hot. I will have to check these ones out.

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  17. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/QUE_UP/status/2543065554

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  18. I'm following your homeschool blog

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  19. I follow both of your blogs. And I am so trying to get my son and husband away from all those plastic bottles they use. I finally have my daughter convinced.

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