In the picture on the left, I have displayed pictures on a window ledge in the dining room. We had it empty for a long time and then one day I decided to put some pictures up there and I LOVE it (and for some lucky reason, the kids rarely pull these down!). In the picture on the right, we have some wedding photos hanging right in our entry area/living room. These black and white photos are my favorites!
And for Friday Favorites today, it’s going to be something really simple but oh so necessary to everyone’s life. A WATER BOTTLE! I know that I need to drink more water, but for some reason, I just can’t get myself to do it. I was inspired when I was in Iowa visiting my bestie’s house and she pulled one of these water bottles out of the refrigerator after our run. Once I tried it out, I knew this may be the solution to my problem! The Camelbak water bottle do NOT leak-important when you throw into your bag that goes everywhere you go. It has a bite valve and allows you to drink from a straw, which I really like. It has several pretty color choices (purple, blue, lime green, pink, orange, etc.). And the water bottle is BPA free and shatterproof (important when you have little ones that manage to find their hands on everything you own)!
While I was out shopping in Iowa, I found a really cool Hawkeyes one that I just had to have to show my alumni spirit. The next week, after returning home to New Jersey, I was out at Target with my two boys when little Andrew kept shouting for “wa-wa”. I handed him my water bottle, major tantrum started, water bottle was thrown to ground (unbeknown to be me), and this mommy knew it was time to get out. We checked out and headed to our car (with some major toddler fussing, you all know what I’m talking about) and arrived home…with NO water bottle. I was SO disappointed—no more Hawkeyes Camelbak water bottle. So I immediately raced to Amazon and ordered this purple beauty (free 2-day shipping with Prime, thank you!) and I now own this purple beast (Purple Camelbak Better Bottle, 0.75 Litre):