Review: PURE glass bottle #holidaygiftguide

Did you catch my review on Juice in the Box? PURE glass bottles are designed by the same company, and they sent me one of their bottles to review, along with the Juice in the Box.

PURE glass bottle- doesn't shatter when dropped. Find out more on My Life: A Work in Progress

What’s unique about PURE glass bottles is the design that makes them safe if dropped. The bottles are made from borosilicate glass, that can withstand high impacts. If the glass does break, the safe-shell coating keeps the glass shards contained, so there’s a drastically less chance of injury. There’s less clean-up too! The bottle is 100 percent recyclable, so if it breaks, you can toss the entire bottle into a recycling container.

The wide mouth of this bottle allows you to add ice, fruit wedges, and other flavoring. The wideness also makes it easy to clean. I’ve taken my PURE glass bottle everywhere:

PURE glass bottle at Busch Gardens- My Life: A Work in Progress
PURE glass bottle at Busch Gardens
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PURE glass bottle at orchestra rehearsal
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PURE glass bottle goes for a jog (just don’t balance it precariously inside the stroller hood!)

I had no intention of testing the shatter-proof ability of my PURE glass bottle, but I accidentally did. It was dropped a couple of times inside our home, on the kitchen linoleum and living room carpet (I have a toddler, it happens). The bottle survived each time, no problem. And then…

My husband actually came running with me one evening, and he ended up putting the jogging stroller in my car trunk for me, after we were finished. Well, I had my PURE glass bottle in the folded up stroller hood (I keep stuff in the hood all the time). Later that day I couldn’t find the PURE bottle, but figured it’d show up soon. It never occurred to me that the bottle was inside the stroller. A couple of days later, I was opening up the stroller to go jogging, and wouldn’t you know? The PURE glass bottle fell right out of the hood and onto the cement. Booooooo!

But the safe-shell coating worked! Not only did the bottle not shatter everywhere, the outside was still smooth to the touch. I could NOT feel any cracks, bumps, etc., on the outside. I’m sad that my bottle is gone, but happy that I was able to inadvertently test out all of the company’s claims!

PURE glass bottle won't shatter if dropped! My Life: A Work in Progress
Cracked on the inside, but the outside is completely smooth!

The bottle I received currently retails for $24.95, so it’s not the most inexpensive reusable bottle out there. But I have to say, this bottle is really elegant and sleek, and it’s glass (see below why that matters). I think the PURE glass bottle would make a lovely gift for someone (or for yourself). Also, if you buy two bottles, shipping is free to US and Canada.

So why choose glass?

Glass vs Plastic

To purchase and to learn more about PURE, including the history of glass and private label options, visit the following links:

PURE website | PURE glass bottle on Facebook | Precidio Design on Twitter | PURE glass bottle on Pinterest

Where would you take your PURE glass bottle?

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Review: Stay warm with a Warm Tradition hot water bottle #holidaygiftguide

As a child, I used to suffer from what my mother called “growing pains” in my legs. They were painful enough that I couldn’t sleep at night, so Mom would give me her hot water bottle to soothe the pain. I think she’d gotten that thing at the hospital when she gave birth to my little brother, so it was really old. The heat helped my muscle aches, but the hot water bottle smelled strongly of rubber, even after years of use. It was almost unbearable.

Well, hot water bottles have improved tremendously since then! To review, Warm Tradition sent me one of their hot water bottles, along with a fleece cover to go over it. These hot water bottles are BPA-free thermoplastic and manufactured in Germany under strict conditions. The majority of the covers are made in the USA and marked as such. Covers are available in soft fabrics like fleece, velour, flannel, knit, and more. The hot water bottles come in different shapes too.

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For the last few years I’ve been using electric heating pads, but they’re not ideal. I’ve never been happy with the idea of falling asleep with an electric pad plugged into the wall; it just doesn’t seem safe. I’ve been filling my water bottle with hot water from the tub faucet, and that works fine. I think you’re supposed to take the cover off to fill the bottle, maybe, but I don’t. The cover I have is fleece, which is resistant to water. So if I spill a little water on the top while I fill the bottle, the water pools off the cover, instead of saturating it.

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The first time I used my hot water bottle was the night after an eight-mile run, and my legs were a bit sore (not used to it yet). At first I thought the bottle wasn’t hot enough to actually help with my muscle pain, but as I was finally falling asleep, I realized that my leg pain had dissipated. I was very warm and relaxed! I’ve been using my hot water bottle almost every night in the last two weeks, even if I don’t have any pains. The bottle keeps my bed toasty these cold winter nights, and it’s great for menstrual cramps.

Warm Tradition also sells heat packs and a hot water bottle fill stand (which looks pretty cool). Warm Tradition has an adorable Cuddly Lion hot water bottle (only $14.95!) that I’m purchasing for Baby J. It’ll help keep him warm in his crib at night this winter. Baby J loves plush animals, so I know he’ll love this lion and want to snuggle it!

Visit Warm Tradition today to see the hundreds of styles available. Stay tuned for a giveaway later this week!

Which is your favorite style?

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Giveaway: Stokke Scoot Stroller ($599), 11/13-11/27

Welcome to this great giveaway for a Stokke® Scoot™ Stroller, valued at $599!
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Sponsored by: Stokke®

Co-hosted by: Ramblings of Mama, Budget Earth, Crunchy Livin Mama Style, Easy Green Mama, and It’s Peachy Keen.


We have teamed up with a great group of bloggers to kick off Everything Mommyhood’s Holiday Gift Guide, and the first giveaway up for grabs is the urban compact stroller, the Stokke® Scoot™!

I’m excited about bringing this giveaway to you all! This stroller is going to make a fantastic gift for someone this year. Read the specs below and check out the photos to see what this stroller can do…basically, everything I’d want a stroller to do! -Elisebet

The Stokke® Scoot™ is a compact, modern, stylish, and comfortable stroller for your little one.

Check out Everything Mommyhood’s Stokke® Scoot™ Stroller Review for more detailed information.
stokkestrollersstokkeonehandfoldAs you can see just from the images above, the Stokke® Scoot™ has several different positions for your baby/child. The best part of this stroller, the one handed folding. A lot of other strollers claim to be a one handed fold, but I find that to not be true, the Stokke® Scoot™ is definitely a one handed fold. This is a great feature when you have your hands full. Having a baby means you always have your hands full, the Stokke® Scoot™ can help make your life easier.

Here are some great features of the Stokke® Scoot™:
-One handed fold
-Forward facing and Rear facing
-Lightweight and compact, just 22lbs
-Height adjustable handle
-Fits babies/kids up to 45lbs
-Lockable front wheels
-Roomy underneath storage basket
-Available in a range of colors


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Stokke® is generously offering a Stokke® Scoot™ Stroller, valued at $599 to one of our lucky readers.

Open to US/Canada, 18 and up.
One entrant per household. Void where prohibited by law.
Winner will be chosen randomly via the Giveaway Tools entry form and will be emailed.
Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize before a new winner is chosen.
Giveaway begins 11/13/2013 at 12am EST and ends 11/27/2013 at 11:59pm EST.


Disclosure- My Life: A Work in Progress did not receive any compensation for the promotion of this giveaway. All opinions are 100% our own and were not influenced in any way. The sponsor will be responsible for prize shipment. Everything Mommyhood is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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