CLOSED Giveaway: Win a PURE glass bottle and Juice in the Box



Welcome to the Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway Hop, hosted by Viva Veltoro and So Easy Being Green!

We all know that everyone could use a little help around the holidays, so for this event I’ve teamed up with more than 50 other bloggers to be your Santa’s Little Helper… giving away prizes that anyone would want to see under the tree! You might find the perfect gift for a little one on your list – or even for yourself, so hop around to all the blogs, including the GRAND PRIZE, on the linky at the bottom of this post!

Here on My Life: A Work in Progress, thanks to my sponsors at Precidio Design, I’m giving away a PURE glass bottle ($24.95) and a Juice in the Box ($11.99). These two drink containers are perfect to help you and your little one make smart, healthy, green choices this holiday season and beyond. Or give them away as gifts to someone else! Either way, these containers are sure to make someone happy.

Read my review on the PURE glass bottle HERE and the Juice in the Box HERE. Both are also featured in my Holiday Gift Guide, which you can view HERE.

 Santa's Little Helper Giveaway- Win a PURE glass bottle and Juice in the Box on My Life: A Work in Progress

Terms & Conditions: Sweepstakes open to residents of the US and Canada. Must be 18 years or older. Void where prohibited by law. Two entrants allowed per household. Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries received. Once winner has been selected and emailed, winner will have 48 hours to respond or new winner will be randomly selected. If winner is Canadian resident, the winner must answer a skills question before receving prizes. Winner’s names may be posted on this blog and other social media and Web sites. My Life: A Work in Progress is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Color of Juice in the Box may vary. Sweepstakes not associated with Facebook or any other social media platform. Entrance into the sweepstakes indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.


The hosts of this hop have put together a Grand Prize Package for a lucky little one! This Santa’s Little Helper is going to deliver to one lucky reader… a $100 Gift Card to and a $100 Gift Card to to get that little one styling, a $75 Gift Card to, and a $50 GC to Build-a-Bear to satisfy their Toy List, and a Crane USA Adorable Cool Mist Humidifier and Nightlight, so they can sleep soundly waiting on St. Nick!

Enter the Grand Prize Here.


Note- So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Santa’s Little Helper participating bloggers including My Life: A Work in Progress are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

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Review: The Sili Squeeze with Eeeze (reusable food pouch) #holidaygiftguide

You may have seen the viral video clip of a throw-away food squeeze pouch gone wrong (were those larvae??). Reusable squeeze pouches are not only a greener choice, but you’ll know exactly what is inside the pouch if you fill it yourself!

The Sili Company sent me their 6 ounce Sili Squeeze with Eeeze in apple to review.

Sili Squeeze reusable food pouch- Read about it on My Life: A Work in Progress

Founded by mother and wife, Kristin Ahmer, The Sili Company develops products that allow children to “enjoy wholesome, nutrient-rich foods on the go.” This environmentally-conscious company sells both the Sili Squeeze (for younger children) and the Sili Squeeze with Eeeze (for older kids). To see the difference in the spouts, check out this visual.

Basically, with the original Sili Squeeze babies and kids must bite down and suck in order to use the squeeze. This means if the squeeze gets dropped, etc., it won’t leak. The newer model the Sili Squeeze with Eeeze has a free-flowing valve, similar to the throwaway squeeze pouches you can find in stores.

Both Squeezes are available in multiple sizes, from 2 to 6 ounces. Colors are apple, citrus, reef, and leaf. Right now, The Sili Company also sells a limited edition Hope Sili Squeeze in pink (through November 30). Five percent of all pink Sili Squeezes and Eeezes sold during this time will be donated to Operation Smile. Every year, The Sili Company donates hundreds of squeezes to those with eating challenges, like cleft palate and cerebral palsy.

All Sili Squeeze products are made of certified food and medical grade safe materials. They are BPA, phthalate, PVC, latex, and lead-free. The body of the Sili Squeeze and Eeeze is one hundred percent silicone. The cap is DN011 Co polyester. The two rings are Polypropylene (PP), and the nipple is a clear TPE (thermo-plastic elastomer).

You can also purchase replacement nipple spouts and reusable tote bags right from The Sili Company website.

Sili Squeeze reusable food pouch- Read about it on My Life: A Work in Progress

The Sili Company has a bunch of awesome baby and toddler recipes, and even though Baby J is actually Toddler J and old enough to eat non-pureed solids, I still find myself pureeing a lot of his food, especially veggies, because he doesn’t like the texture. Their recipes include ways to incorporate veggies into applesauce, yogurt blends, smoothies, and baby cereals.

Baby J has been using his Sili Squeeze with Eeze nearly every day (sometimes twice a day). It stands alone, so that makes it easier to fill. A long-handled baby spoon does the filling job without too much of a mess, but I actually prefer to use a small funnel. Although hand washing is recommended for the squeeze to last longer, top-rack on the dishwasher is fine. To get it cleaned the easiest, I recommend rinsing your Sili Squeeze or Eeeze as soon as your little one is finished, but if you have to wait until later or even the next day, it should still come clean easily. If anything is crusted inside, pour a little water in, and then let it soak.

Sili Squeeze reusable food pouch- Read about it on My Life: A Work in Progress

Like all squeeze pouches, I have to supervise Baby J to make sure he doesn’t tip his Sili Squeeze with Eeeze upside down, etc., to squeeze his snack all over the floor. That’s fun for toddlers, right? I’m thinking about buying a pack of the replacement nipple spouts for the original style and putting them on his Squeeze with Eeeze. The nipple spouts are interchangeable, and since the original style is spill-proof, once he gets the hang of the bite/suck technique from it, there’s less risk of mess.

The Sili Squeezes are a little more money than other squeezes on the market ($13.99 to $15.99), but I think they’re worth it. They are easy to fill, clean, and they are constructed well. I’ve had issues with the glue not holding on other types of pouches (what’s the point of buying something cheap if it breaks?), but since the Sili Squeezes don’t have glue…that will never be an issue!

Sili Squeeze reusable food pouch- Read about it on My Life: A Work in Progress
The Sili Squeezes are available in stores across the US; you can check out the store locator on their website to see if there’s a location near you. The Sili Company also ships to the US, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Check out The Sili Company at the links below:

The Sili Company|Sili on Facebook|Sili on Twitter|Sili on Pinterest

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Review: Juice in the Box reusable drink container #holidaygiftguide

I came across Juice in the Box while researching reusable cups (I think we’ve established my reusable-container-obsession by now), and they agreed to send me one to review. Woo hoo! I love the idea for a few reasons:

Juice in the Box allows parents to tailor exactly what they want their child to drink for school lunches, etc., and it looks cool enough that kids will actually like drinking from it. The square shape also fits well inside lunch boxes. I also like that you can see what is inside Juice in the Box. A downside to throwaway juice cartons from the store is that you can’t see what your child is actually drinking. There could potentially be lots of yuckies! Finally, the reusable aspect is awesome, because it means less waste on landfills.

Juice in the Box- reusable and dishwasher safe. Read the review on My Life: A Work in Progress

Sold by Precidio Design, Juice in the Box currently comes in four colors: pink, blue, red, orange, and green. With a spill-proof design, each Juice in the Box is 5.25″ high, 2.25″ wide, and 1.5″ deep. These boxes are made from nearly indestructible Tritan and are BPA and Phthalate free. Each container holds eight ounces of liquid, and they’re dishwasher safe. See HERE for an infographic with the products specifications.

Baby J loves his Juice in the Box and has used it to drink juice, milk, and water. I think he likes that it doesn’t look at all like any of his sippy cups. The uniqueness seems to interest him, because he’ll choose the Juice in the Box over one of his other cups. It’s been easy to clean in the dishwasher.

UPDATE- 11/14/13A reader asked about how well it keeps from spilling, and I can’t believe I forgot to address that! When the lid is closed, it pinches the straw, so liquids can’t come out. Baby J has dropped the box several times, and no liquid has leaked out. However, if the lid isn’t closed and you drop the box, liquid will come out through the straw.

Juice in the Box comes apart into four pieces, which is nice to get it clean. The box currently retails for $11.99, and a replacement kit with straws, spout, and seal is sold for $5.99. Juice in the Box has worldwide shipping.

Juice in the Box- reusable and dishwasher safe. Read the review on My Life: A Work in Progress
When the lid’s closed, it pinches the straw, making Juice in the Box virtually spillproof in your lunchbox!
Juice in the Box- reusable and dishwasher safe. Read the review on My Life: A Work in Progress
Yes, that’s a pile of clean cloth diaper laundry behind Baby J.

Keep an eye out for my upcoming Pure Glass Bottle review, also courtesy of Precidio Design. You can follow Precidio at the links below:

Precidio online|Precidio on Twitter|Precidio on Facebook|Precidio on Pinterest

If you had a Juice in the Box, what would you use it for?

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