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- YETI Drinkware
- göt2b® Volumaniac® Bodifying Spray Powder
- Kneeling Pad
My first April fave is my big 30 oz YETI Rambler® Tumbler. I have to start my description off by saying that when I first started using this tumbler for coffee it was too big. For one thing, my 10.5 oz serving size of coffee was lost in the huge 30 oz beast. Secondly, my hands are small so it’s not the most comfortable or practical sized cup to tote around. But, it does serve an important need.
This tumbler, with its kitchen-grade stainless steel double-wall vacuum insulation, keeps things hot and cold for a long, long, long time. It’s the perfect size to take outside on hot days when I’m working in my flowerbeds. Instead of drinking warm water out of a plastic bottle I can load some ice and water in my cup and enjoy a cold, refreshing drink hours later.
I especially love using this during the day at my “real” job. Not only is the water cold and crisp all day but I know I’m getting a large portion of my daily water intake need when I’m using it. My goal is to finish it before I get home but I’m just happy to drink most of it before I do. A lot of times I forget to drink water when I’m home so having this in front of me does a great job of reminding me to drink.
I was excited to find out recently that YETI offers a Rambler Tumbler Handle for it’s 30 oz, 20 oz and lowball size tumblers. This handle is perfect for those of us with small hands or for anyone who struggles to hold onto their cup at times. They offer a couple of different styles of lids, too. This allows you to change up your lid according to whatever you’re drinking.
Another cool thing about YETI is that you can customize almost every drinkware item. You can choose between text, monogram, designs or even upload your own logo. There is an embellishment fee per side so check the website before you order.
My only complaint about YETI drinkware (besides my cup being too big for my coffee, lol) is the cost. They are not cheap. This 30 oz Rambler will set you back $35. There are other cheaper versions on the market so you can shop around if you’re not ready to shell out that kind of money. I think the quality (anti-sweat outside) and the fact they are dishwasher safe is a plus though. Many other brands can’t claim that which makes the cost easier to swallow
My second fave is…
My second April fave is a hair product that I tried and HATED until I tried it again. Now that I’ve been applying it differently I love it! The product is Volumaniac Bodifying Spray Powder by göt2b. Blog visitors may remember my post on another göt2b powder product, Powderful, a while back. It’s no surprise that I’d love the product that replaced that one since it was discontinued.
I picked this spray powder up from Target recently for around $5. I wasn’t sure how to feel about spraying powder on my hair at first. Because I wear contacts I’m usually spraying hair products while my eyes are closed so I wasn’t sure how this was going to work. Well, it turned out exactly as you’d expect. Horribly. When I pressed the pump the first time to test it a tiny puff of powder came out. I decided to put a pump into the back of my blow-dried hair. I couldn’t tell if anything came out because my eyes were closed so I did another pump and opened my eyes. A HUGE cloud of powder hung around my head. Yikes.
As with the Powderful, using too much of this Volumaniac Powder will result in a sticky, nasty mess. I tried to work with my hair after this accident but it was too far gone. I ended up having to rewash my hair. After this episode, I sat the powder to the side and didn’t touch it for a couple of weeks. It’s only been about two weeks since I decided to try it again and I’m glad I did.
I can not spray the powder into my hair because I feel there is no control over how much you’re going to disperse. Doing so could end in disaster, which is what happened on my first try. I have had great success though spraying it into my hand and then working it into the part of my hair where I want volume. And I definitely get a ton of it especially when I use my hairspray after working it through my problem areas.
You don’t need a lot of product to make a big impactThe Crafty Middle Sister
You don’t need a lot of product to make a big impact so start slowly and add powder only if you need to. Remember that too much will cause your hair to become tacky, heavy and feel dirty. When used sparingly you don’t even feel it in your hair. It’s very lightweight in the little bottle and when you pump it into your hand. Don’t let that fool you though. Start slowly! And as with other powder products it may give your hair a matte-like appearance. I’ve never really had an issue with that. It’s definitely a product to try if you want volume but don’t like using gels or waxes.
My third fave is…
My final fave this month is my kneeling pad from Lowe’s. I use it every single time I weed my flowerbeds. I’m not sure if they still have the exact one that I use because I haven’t seen it on their website. My last two were bought a year or so apart and are blue but they are very similar to this black one on the website.
I do a LOT of weeding every season and could not do it without a kneeling pad. I’ve had various ones over the years and this has been my favorite, hands down. It’s soft and cushiony and really helps protect your knees from whatever is below the pad. Whether you’re kneeling on bricks, grass or rocky dirt, it still provides cushiony support. The pad is about 1″ thick which keeps rocks from poking through.
Another thing I like about this particular pad is the size. It’s bigger than your typical rectangular kneeling pad. Mine measures 18″ x 11″ and is not only a great kneeling aid but also a comfy seat cushion. Some of the reviews for the black one on the Lowe’s site mention using it as one. I can say that it works great as a seat cushion.
I do not recommend leaving the pad out in the elements. This is how my first one got ruined. I bring mine in when I’m done using it though it can be wiped down if it’s covered in dirt. My kneeling pad is an absolute MUST HAVE ITEM when I’m working outside. If you do any work outside or inside that requires you to be on your knees or are looking for an inexpensive seat cushion you may want to give this one a try.