I saw this on Pinterest and decided that since my metal shower curtain hooks were scraping on my metal shower curtain rod and causing my ears to bleed, that I would be doing this, but completely replacing the metal hooks with ribbon..
bobble is a stylish, reusable bottle that filters water as you drink, using an ingenious replaceable carbon filter. When water passes through the filter, the carbon removes chlorine and organic contaminants. bobble is intended for municipal tap water making water better, with every sip.
bobble is a beautiful, sleek alternative to single-serve plastic water bottles, which harm the earth (and your wallet). Every filter equates to 300 single-serve bottles. After a year, you’ve removed thousands of bottles from the environment, simply by filtering the water from your tap. bobble is free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC. And it is guilt-free as well.
The medium size is about the same size as the water bottles that you can buy by the case.
You can choose any color filter you want.
The contouring bottle shape is easy to hold.
The plastic is pretty substantial, so the contour shape makes it easier to squeeze, which is necessary.
I LOVE the cap. If I ever loose it (which I probably will) I will cry, then go buy a new filter immediately.
The lid is a little noisy while your drinking. I wouldn't take it to a meeting or a movie theatre.
I had to go through about two bottles of water before the filter stopped making the water taste funny.
A little tip.
Just because the lid is on, doesn't mean that it won't leak if the top is popped and you are shaking it.
My husband likes to buy water by the case-full. This is nice and all, but I'm the one who feels guilty every time I see a water bottle go into the trash. (Our complex doesn't recycle. Jerks.)
I keep my water bottle at work due to little pup snipers who likes to pull things out of purses and chow on them.
Since they come in a size smaller than the one that I have, I think it's genius for teaching your kids that 'keeper' water bottles are cool.
Yay for saving the earth!
I love it.
Go get one. (If you do, let me know what you think! Check out my Facebook and Twitter)
With my husband currently in Afghanistan, I've sent quite a few care packages since he left country in October.
At first they were awkward and full of things he didn't realize that he needed.
Extra shaving cream.
A flash drive.
A workout band for his iPod.
Now that things have settled and the holiday craziness is over I've gotten into these care packages.
Sure I send the care packages that are stuffed to the brim with food and random toiletries.
But it's the little extra things that I enjoy adding.
One day I sat at work and used an entire post-it note stack to write out each little thing that I love about him.
I send him fun little things like pez dispensers, OSU fan memorabilia, little animals that grow in water, coloring books and travel sized games.
I just wanted to give you a glimpse into my general box preparation.
I ordered boxes from the postal service and they were delivered to my door.
Talk about service.
Now because the boxes are being shipped out of the country, you can't have the boxes picked up...
You have to actually go to the post office and drop them off because they want to make sure they observe whoever is sending the boxes to the troops.
I actually appreciate the extra safety measure.
I set up my boxes.
One for the essentials.
One for fun things.
Then I go out shopping.
The dollar store is THE BEST for this stuff.
Asher always double checks the goods.
I get the usual.
His preferred power bars.
His favorite snack of all time.
Stuff that I think he should try, even though I know he probably just stuff it in the community pile in their clinic.
His favorite candy (but not too much because he 'is trying to eat healthier')
As I'm shopping I pick up silly totally random things.
Things my 6 year old nephew would love.
Then I separate them and box them up.
Here are my boxes for this time.
My boxes are going to be too late for St. Patrick's day (cause I'm a slacker) so I chose some random things.
his razor base (his razor has been dead for about a month because we didn't know if I should send it or not.)
an egg that truns into a turtle
some washcloths in the shape of a soccer ball
a little plastic ball gun
Then you try to stuff it into the tiny box over
and over again... Then you realize that you forgot his daily vitamins and you have to do it all over again.
Then there is the food box:
It's a bunch of random.
little camo Easter eggs
and the mandatory Chex Mix.
Secretary and assistant to the building supervisor.
Aka: Maintenance Shop Chick.
My dad is the manager for the shop.
It was my sister's job before me and she worked here for 5 years.
Then she passed the reigns to me.
That's over 10 years of one of my family members sitting in this chair.
Well, not this exact chair...
my first chair was from the 50's and mustard yellow.
It went perfectly with the sea foam green cubicle divider walls.
Starting Monday I will be in my new position.
Thankfully I will be in the same building, therefore there I only have to learn my department's job, not the entire building.
You see, I will be a front desk receptionist to the Dentistry building.
That means I'm the first face patients will see when they walk into the building asking for directions or checking in for their appointment.
So goodbye windowless basement office.
Goodbye dirty concrete floor.
Goodbye wires and pipes and nasty belt fans running all day long.
Goodbye million year old shredder.
Goodbye discarded office chairs.
Goodbye creepy CPR dummies.
Goodbye walkie talkies.
Goodbye jeans and tee shirts
(Anything else would get ruined by grease or building materials.)
Goodbye paper system and outdated computer system.
Goodbye package materials and WD40.
I'm really sad to leave this place.
It's so comfortable.
But this phase in my life is over.
It's time to move on and move up!
Hello first floor.
Hello new office chairs.
Hello phone system with a headset.
Hello coffee shop that is only 20 feet away.
Hello business clothes.
Hello coherent computer system.
Hello color coordinating decor.
Hello office supplies that are younger than 6 years.
Hello girls in the office.
I'll give you a real update once things settle down in my new job.
Wish me luck!
Supplies. Yes the wine bottle in the background was necessary for this crafty moment.
Glue and water
my glue to water ratio was 2:1.8
My jar was a bit full.
I had to stir it with a ca-bob skewer.
Don't judge me. (HA! No, I really looked ridiculous. skewer in one hand, cup of wine in the other...I'm classy, what can I say?)
Crafts to come!
The ideas are flooding in!
Anyone create something from Pinterest this week? Let me know on Facebook or Twitter!
I think that I take that a little too much to heart.
You see, I'm a chronic self diagnosing hypochondriac.
Me - feeling something out of whack. (Last week, swollen tonsils.)
I Google it.
I avoid WebMD so that I can't be considered 'that person'.
I read posts by other people looking online for a diagnosis for their funkiness.
(health funkiness, not mad style funkiness)
I then weigh all my options and choose the one that fits the best.
With my throat, I first chose a cold.
I finally settled on acid reflux, even though I only suffered from it for a total of one day.
The day after, I told my entire family that I was having acid reflux issues (this included a semi-melodramatic post on facebook)
I decided that since I wasn't having any heartburn issues, and that the swelling was kinda moving around in my throat, that acid reflux wasn't it.
(Big Sis asking, for the um-teenth time, if I was sure that I wasn't pregnant had nothing to do with it.)
The next day I decided that it was a little more like severe seasonal allergies.
Listen, my uvula (the little hangy-downey thing in your throat) was feeling weird and swollen...
And by feeling weird, I mean that I could actually feel it in my throat.
I've never felt like this before.
I told Big Sis at lunch....
She told me that I just needed my tonsils taken out.
I don't think that's any way to solve a problem.
Later that day I started thinking that it was an infection...
You see, when this all started I had been taking my hair, skin, and nail vitamins and one got lodged in my throat for a second...
Maybe my throat was reacting, or something.
Like scar tissue or a big scratch.
Or maybe the pill was still there.
Or maybe it was related to my PMS? (I knew that one was a stupid guess)
Maybe it was a food allergy?!
It was going on week two at that point.
Nothing hurt... I just hated feeling like I had something stuck in my throat all the time.
By Wednesday I finally broke down and tried to schedule an appointment.
It was after the doctors hours so I didn't talk to anyone.
By the next day the sensation was almost gone, so I never called a doctor.
It took 2 weeks of this before I even thought to scheduled an appointment.
This is a pretty typical example.
So that's it.
That's something that I do that annoys people.
One of many, I'm sure.
What is something that you do that people roll their eyes about?
I'm a girl from a small town who fell in love, and married her high school sweetheart. My blog is a mash-up of my interests. On any day you are likely to see posts about my life,Faith, pets, fashion, theatre, music and the occasional DIY.