Not-so-funny story… As I was putting this post together I got a call from Nick. He had left for work about 15 minutes earlier, so I wasn’t sure why he would be calling me already. Turns out after he stopped for gas the car wouldn’t restart and he needed the boys and me to rescue him. Doh! He called for a tow while I scrambled to get the boys ready and then we sat in the gas station parking lot waiting for the tow truck. Here’s hoping the repair isn’t too costly! All that to explain why this post is so late… Ok, onto the good stuff now!
A couple of weeks ago I received the WaterWeek in the mail for me to review. Simply put the WaterWeek is a set of 5 reusable water bottles that sit in a little stand in your fridge. Each time you get ready to head out the door, you can just reach into your fridge and grab a 16 ounce bottle of water to take with you (assuming you remembered to fill them of course)! The idea is that it not only saves you money by reducing the number of bottled waters you buy, but it also reduces pollution.
Nick and I have never been big on buying bottled water anyway as we saw it as a rather large waste of money. We’ve always had a large water bottle for each of us that we would just refill each morning before we left for work (obviously I’m talking about my pre-kid days here). That being said, since staying home with the boys I’ve started slacking in how much water I’ve been drinking and I was really hopeful that the WaterWeek would help rectify that.
You know what? The WaterWeek did help me drink more water! My usual water bottles hold between 20 and 30 ounces of water. The WaterWeek holds just 16. For some reason it’s easier for me mentally to say I need to drink 3-4 WaterWeek bottles versus 2-3 of my big ones. Plus, because the WaterWeek doesn’t hold as much, the water is still cold when I’m finishing the bottle up versus the end water in my other bottles getting kinda warm and stale towards the end.
The bottles claim to be dishwasher safe, but wouldn’t fit on our top rack. I’ll admit, I was skeptical about putting them on the bottom rack but knew I needed to give it a shot to give you all an accurate review. I’m happy to report the bottles do great on the bottom rack of the dishwasher!
Here are the only complaints we had…
Me: Because the mouths are so narrow I feel like it’s hard to clean them thoroughly by hand (we don’t run the dishwasher every night).
Nick: The designs are pretty girly.
Nick: Not enough water to last him the day at work, so he’ll stick to his usual 40oz bottle and he felt like it wasn’t quite enough water when he went to play basketball.
Other than those three items, we loved them! I love being able to just grab a bottle out of the fridge before I head out the door. The very first time I went out with a bottle I got two compliments on it! The boys also have an easy time holding the bottle and drinking from it themselves without making a huge mess (like they do with the large mouth water bottles). It’s been perfect when heading out to the park, off to my Weight Watchers Meeting, grocery shopping and just hanging out here at home.
Bottles are 16oz
Bottles are BPA Free
Bottles are dishwasher safe
Bottles perfect size for kid’s lunch boxes are also available!
Here’s the best part though – you now have a chance to win your very own WaterWeek! Contest will run through Thursday at 10pm CST and the winner will be announced Friday morning. For each of the items below that you do, please leave separate comments!
1. Tell me how you currently drink your water –
old water bottle, little paper cups, giant mug with a straw, etc.
2. Post about the giveaway on Facebook and include a link to this post.
3. Tweet about the giveaway and include a link to this post.
4. Become a follower of this blog (or tell me if you already are a follower!)
or let me know if you’re a subscriber.
A very Happy Anniversary to my husband Nick! It’s hard to believe it’s been 7 years since that rainy morning in Maine when we got married. What a wonderful 7 years it has been though and I can’t wait to see what the next 7 brings us!