Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Random Musings and Shatter-Resistant Glass Water Bottles!

My Christmas Cactus finally decided it would bloom—on Valentine's Day! It gifted me with just a single solitary flower, but boy, is it spectacular! 


My galangal plant, which I received as a 6-inch single stalk in a tiny 3-inch pot is now almost 3 feet tall,  bushy, and breathtakingly beautiful! I'm still waiting for it to flower, as I'm told the blooms look just like orchids. And I don't have the heart to dig up the roots to make Thai coconut soup. It's time for a bigger pot, don't you think?


I finally broke down and bought myself a pair of Vibram Five Fingers barefoot shoes. They're vegan, of course, and crazy comfortable, once your toes figure out how to wiggle themselves into each little toe slot. I saw someone wearing these last summer and thought they looked insanely ridiculous. But when I tried on a pair on, I was totally hooked! While trying to snap a photo of them, Chaya decided it would be better if the photo was more about her than the weird-looking shoes!


Chaya and Thelonious sometimes get into little skirmishes. They never stay mad at each other, and it's wonderful to watch them rub up against each other when they make up. It's also nice to see them quietly hanging out together.


I'm on this glass kick. I'm loving glass jars, glass straws, glass bowls. I mean, what's purer and cleaner than glass, right? So I recently got these wonderful glass water bottles. I know, you're thinking, "Glass water bottles? Aren't you worried about them breaking?" But here's the thing: Pure Glass Bottles have a non-removable, shatter-resistant coating that is also BPA-free. So your beverages are happy inside the glass, and you'll be happy, too, because if you happen to drop the bottle, it probably won't break. (And even if it does, you won't end up with shattered glass everywhere.) I dropped my 17.5-oz Traveller bottle filled with water on my wood floor, and it didn't even crack! (Even more impressive, the floor didn't get damaged, either.) Stainless steel bottles are a great improvement over plastic, but I love these glass bottles, because now I don't have to deal with the metallic taste anymore. It's just pure, delicious water, smoothies, lavender lemonade, and iced herbal tea. 


What new products have you recently discovered that are making your life more delicious?

16 comments:

Rio said...

Those shoes are crazy! And your furry babies are so cute! I would totally love to get my hands on one of those water bottles. What a great idea!

Helen said...

Nice change-up post! The plants are beautiful, animals adorable, and yes, I can relate to the water bottle dilemma. I hate metallic-tasting beverages, too, so will have to check into these glass bottles. Thanks for always offering up such great info!

Millie said...

your dog is so cute, I just want to squeeze his cute cheeks. Adorable.

Christie said...

I'm loving those glass straws you wrote about. I got myself a bendy one, and it's perfect for drinking maté tea. I want to get one of these water bottles now.

marilyn said...

Well maybe if you repot that galangal, she will be sooooooo happy she will bloom for you! ;-) Can’t wait to see a photo of those flowers! LUV LUV LUV that belated Christmas cactus! WOW!

April said...

Cute pup! Funny shoes! Beautiful flower! Glass water bottle? Heck, yeah!

Justine said...

I don't know about those five finger shoes, but I LOVE your kitty and your dog and your beautiful plants. The glass bottles seem like a great idea, too!

Randy said...

Whoa, those shoes are funny looking! But I bet they're really comfortable!

I'm with you on the glass. It's so environmentally friendly. I love my recycled glass dishes and jars.

Noelle said...

I have seen lots of people wearing those Vibrams. They look comfy! I am loving glass items as well. I am trying out the Libre tea carafe.

Vegiegail said...

Ooh, the Libre Tea Carafe sounds wonderful!

Domestic Dharma said...

I love the 5 fingers. I may see about getting another pair this summer. I had bought them last year and returned (due to not really 'needing' them...$) Your companions are beautiful! and the plants too, my cactus did the same thing this year just two flowers, but they are gorgeous and big! Do the water bottles have the coating on the outside then right? Very cool, we use all Klean Kanteen here and love them.

VeganMarr said...

DEFINITELY re-pot that plant! It's roots need room! Have seen the 5 toe slipper shoes & they seem comfy but not for screwy feet like mine unfortuneately! But I recommend people try them, for sure! I re-use glass jars from tahini butter but yeah, would be very nice to not worry about breakage! One thing I like about stainless is things stay cold longer. Glass & stainless are definitely the best choices!!

Vegiegail said...

Thank you everyone for saying such nice things about my babies. They are the joys of my life!

@DomesticDharma, yes, the coating is on the outside! @VeganMarr, stainless is great for cold beverages, but not so for hot. These glass bottles are perfect for toting around chai on a chilly day like today!

pam said...

Your dog looks so sweet! I love the glass water bottles. Making them shatterproof is such a great idea!

avegangirl said...

I must get my hands on one of those water bottles! I am getting a little tired of the metallic taste, too. It does not go well with coconut water! (I can't believe some companies actually sell it in aluminum cans!) Thanks for sharing! And cute, cute furry kiddos!

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