Travel Necessities Everyone Needs

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
No matter where you're going, having access to a drink is a necessity. Whether you're traveling around the world or just across town, you don't want to be caught in a situation where you have nothing to drink. Contigo has you covered with great choices in water bottles and travel mugs. Contigo has been my brand of choice for years and I'm excited to share two of their products with you!
The Contigo Autoseal Cortland is a 24oz water bottle with an autoseal lid that is leak-proof and spill-proof. The patented autoseal lid automatically seals between sips to eliminate spills and leaks. The underside of the lid flips open completely for easy cleaning and it's top-rack dishwasher safe. It offers easy, one-handed usage with no caps or spouts. I love the sturdy clip-on handle that attaches to bags, backpacks, gear, and more. You can even use the measure markings to help gauge your liquid intake. The FDA-approved Tritan material means there are no plastic odors or tastes. There's even a lid lock that prevents accidental pressing of the autoseal button. Plus, there is a protective spout cover to keep out from dirt and germs. It's also 100% BPA-Free. The Cortland Water Bottle comes in four great colors - Monaco (the one pictured here), Grayed Jade, Radiant Orchid, and Sangria. I carry mine around all afternoon and evening, filled with ice water and a lemon wedge.
In the mornings, I use my Contigo Travel Mug, filled with rich mocha coffee. But the Contigo Travel Mug is not just for hot coffee. The double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel keeps hot beverages hot for up to 5 hours or cold beverages cold for up to 12 hours. Its clean guard lid rotates to lock and prevents accidental pressing of the autoseal button. The lid underside flips completely open for easy cleaning and it is top-rack dishwasher safe. The Contigo Travel Mug offers easy, one-handed use with no caps or spouts to remove, it fits most car cup holders, and is 100% BPA free. It even fits most single-serve brewers. It comes in either stainless steel (like mine) or Grayed Jade and holds 16oz of your favorite drink. Using a reusable beverage holder for whatever I'm drinking also means I'm helping to reduce waste in the environment. I don't go anywhere without a Contigo mug or water bottle!

Shop www.gocontigo.com for the Cortland Water Bottle and the Stainless Steel Travel Mug, and check out their other products too. They even have great choices for kids so your whole family can always have a drink within reach!


Tips That Make Decorating Easy

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Decorating can be challenging for many people, but there is no easier way to brighten up a room than by using flowers or plants. By bringing the beauty of the outdoors into your home or place of business, you can create a sense of calm and provide a burst of color that either contrasts or complements the room. Flowers make everyone happy!
Using artificial arrangements, like these gorgeous hydrangeas from CommercialSilk.com, means you'll never have to water or replant. Their products are top quality, with incredibly lifelike flowers and plants of all shapes, sizes, and colors. I love how the colors blend so naturally in these silk hydrangeas!
When selecting an arrangement for your room, you'll want to keep a few things in mind. Choose taller flowers and plants for tables and desks that are against a wall. Use low-profile arrangements, like these hydrangeas, for table centerpieces or for the tops of bookcases. Add some whimsical charm by selecting charming flower pots. An empty corner of the room is a great place for an artificial tree.
The larger the space, the larger the arrangements you can choose. Grouping together flower and plant arrangements is a great way to add an element of surprise to your decor. Putting two or more identical floral arrangements or plants in different places throughout a room provides a cozy, cohesive feel. Always opt for a high-quality choice so that your plants and flowers look more authentic.
Shop CommercialSilk.com today for a huge selection of artificial flowers, plants, and trees for your home, business, or office. I highly recommend their products!


Giveaway! $25 Amazon Gift Card - Sizzling Summer Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the 
Sizzling Summer Giveaway Hop
July 6-22

Summer is a great time to travel, try a new sport, or just relax in the pool.
No matter what you're doing this summer, take a few minutes
for yourself and enter to win great prizes in this giveaway hop.
After you enter my giveaway, hop around the blogger list below,
and enter to win all the other giveaways too!
Enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below.
Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents, ages 18+.
Giveaway ends 7/22/16.
Good luck!