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This blog serves as a collection of my thoughts on everyday life, challenges, fun-finds, pretty (cool) things, and parenthood with my (oftentimes, sarcastic) view on adulting, motherhood, marriage and being a struggling homemaker. 

Ice, Iced Baby

Ice, Iced Baby

 

Confession:

You can call me the Scrooge of Summer because summer is my least favourite season.

Even while living abroad, I was happiest during the ber-months and could never partake in the excitement and festivities leading up to the sunshine and summer heat. (Un)fortunately, today I live in a place where summer lurks all year round. I have zero control (other than over my air conditoner) over mother nature in the tropics... which leads me to confession #2.

2. I am a cold water snob.

 MontiiCo water bottle in hot pink.  

MontiiCo water bottle in hot pink.  

Yes, it is a thing and just 1 out of 7,890,125 quirks I am faced with. I love water, but not from a straw or plastic. It needs to be cold; crisp cold. Ice needs to be hard, fresh and in its purest state. I cannot stomach water with melted ice and once the cubes dissolve, I begin to feel queasy.

"Summer na! The init is real."  My instagram feed is filled with summer greetings, which serve as nagging reminders to begin planning for the next of 2 1/2 months being home with the monsters. Luckily, I am a firm believer of the importance of water and the mighty powers hydration gives a tired, sweaty mama. 

 MontiiCo has a textured body. Say goodbye to stainless steel tumblers with bumps and dents because this subtle feature provides extra grip to prevent slipping. 

MontiiCo has a textured body. Say goodbye to stainless steel tumblers with bumps and dents because this subtle feature provides extra grip to prevent slipping. 

Fast rewind to a conversation I shared with Cheryl of @brightbrands.ph about my frustration with servers insulated tumblers that failed me. Not one withstood the true test to keep h2o brain-freezingly cold throughout the day. There was always a limit for the life of ice cubes.

Then came MontiiCo. An insulated water bottle invented by a mom from Australia who’s cold water bottle desires ceased to be satisfied by existing ones in the market. She wanted one that was light weight, but could hold a significant amount of H20. One that was easy to carry, had zero plastic parts and of course, it needed to be cute. Duh! She created a water bottle with a stainless steel cap & body, bamboo cover and a handle for easy carrying. I was instantly sucked into its cuteness, but based on my experience; the cuter the thermos the crappier it performed.

 I was having a difficult time deciding between purple or pink.  Do you think I made a good decision?

I was having a difficult time deciding between purple or pink.  Do you think I made a good decision?

I was asked to take the MontiiCo for a test drive then rate its cold water capabilities. Well, it has been 3 weeks and I am thrilled to announce that it performs way beyond it’s advertisement.  It's double insulated wall keeps water cold and ice can keep frozen for about 15-20 hours. I left mind in the car for 4 hours last weekend, when temperatures reached a high of 38.  My stressful mall excursion with 3 whining children had left me feeling dizzy and dry mouthed. As we rushed back to the car, I was certain my water was luke wam, but to my surprise, the ice cubes were unfazed by the brutal heat. The h2o remained crisp, the cubes were still in its original, rectangular form and water remained iced old.

Since then, my hot pink tumbler and I have been inseparable. It holds a generous 20 oz. of h2o and it’s stainless steel handle makes it the perfect companion to carry around throughout the day.

 No to plastic! MontiiCo water bottles are made up of stainless steel and bamboo;  that's it! So there is zero plastic coming in contact with your water. 

No to plastic! MontiiCo water bottles are made up of stainless steel and bamboo;  that's it! So there is zero plastic coming in contact with your water. 

Personally, what makes this product extra special is that its founder like me, is a busy mother. But, a mother who worked-up the determination to make her vision into reality. She created everything she wanted in a cold water companion with functional features catering to every member of the family.

 A few of my favourite MontiiCo colours.  I am tempted to get the grey one as back up. 

A few of my favourite MontiiCo colours.  I am tempted to get the grey one as back up. 

The MontiiCo comes in a beautiful selection of colours, and at P1,585, it is relatively a small price to pay for your newest loyal companion, that should stick around for the next few years (at least) to come.

 Uniquely mine.  I was able to personalise my MontiiCo with a design of my choice. Thank you, @kttdiycreativ for this adorable decal. 

Uniquely mine.  I was able to personalise my MontiiCo with a design of my choice. Thank you, @kttdiycreativ for this adorable decal. 

 Each MontiiCo has a special signature mark at their base.  Every colour has a different design.  Can you guess the what stamp the purple one has? 

Each MontiiCo has a special signature mark at their base.  Every colour has a different design.  Can you guess the what stamp the purple one has? 

Well, now... I know what you're thinking. "I totally need one!"  Lucky for you, they are currently available at @brightbrands.ph and personalised decals from @kttdiycreativ can be made just in time to kickstart the sizzling summer season... 

What are you waiting for?  

Message them to order... 

 I am so happy with my MontiiCo. Go and get yours. You’ll thank me later!  

I am so happy with my MontiiCo. Go and get yours. You’ll thank me later!  

You're welcome! ;)

 

 



 

I Just Want to be Kind

I Just Want to be Kind