Happy Labor Day Week + A Giveaway!

Although I know that fall doesn’t officially start until September 20th, I always feel like it starts as soon as Labor Day is over.  It’s as if we are holding out for that last summer fling before we have to start diving back into our hectic schedules with serious conviction.  To help make this transition easier for my dear readers, I thought I’d share one of my new favorite things with you!


I have long been a user of the Lifefactory glass water bottles.   The only problem is that I was never really satisfied with the lid.  They started out with just a screw cap, which was cumbersome. Later, they released a cap with a nozzle, which was certainly an improvement, but the cap comes off easily, making it a bit hazardous to tote around in your bag.  Recently, I was perusing the aisles of Whole Foods when I discovered that Lifefactory had released a brand new straw cap!  Finally! A cap that is not difficult to use and its easily transportable.  This is the perfect bottle to tote around to all your activities. Whether you are headed back to school, toting your kids all over creation or jetting off to a million meetings, this is a must have to keep you hydrated, healthily.   You can buy both a 16oz and 22oz version of the bottle right off the Lifefactory website.  Or, you can try to win one off my site this week!   I will be giving away a 22oz straw cap bottle in carbon gray to one of my wonderful readers.  To enter, simply subscribe to my blog and leave a comment below.  You can also post an additional comment if you repost this giveaway on any of your social media accounts .  I will draw and announce a winner next Wednesday.  As always, thanks for stopping by!


1) a max of two entries per person, please

2) sorry, but no international shipping is available at this time

3) I will announce the winner on Wednesday, September 11th, but if I can’t reach the winner by Monday, September 16th, an alternate winner will be chosen.

UPDATE!!!! The contest is now closed.  Thank you all for participating.  A winner was chosen via random.org.  Congratulations to makingmondays!  Please contact me with you mailing information and I will ship your prize ASAP!


  1. i subscribe. i love this water bottle-ha! and i love this blog 😉 xo

  2. AND–I shared on FB 😉 –jess 😉

  3. Oh! I just discovered the joy of Lifefactory myself! (Got a water bottle for each of the girls the other day and finally dumped all our plastic sippys!) BUT, would love the gray one for my hubby! Loving your blog, Lauren!

  4. Just posted your site on my family’s “sister blog” (http://we5sticktogether.blogspot.com/) 🙂

  5. Count me in! I hated the old lids.

    • Oh Lauren!! Moriah just dropped mine and I would love to win a new one!! And love the new blog design! Miss you sweet friend….I am making your strawberry salad AGAIN tomorrow. Big hit over here. 🙂

  6. Emily Coen says:

    I subscribed! Looking forward to getting some great GF recipes from you!

  7. I love glass water bottles! Thanks for sharing

    • Congrats on winning this awesome bottle! Use the contact me tab on the right to shoot me a quick note with your contact info so I can get this in the mail for you. Hope you enjoy it!

  8. oooh lala! a giveaway, so fun lauren! i’d love one of these…might just order one if i don’t win it:) it might be more motivation for me to drink water, which I hate, ha!

  9. I subscribe via feedly 🙂 Loving your blog!

  10. I am so excited to find out that you blog and subscribed before I knew it was part of this contest because I can’t wait to hear what you have to say 🙂 Also, I love these bottles but have felt the exact same way so I am super excited about this new one.

  11. So I posted it on my facebook too!

  12. Kendra Painter says:

    Look at you hosting a giveaway. So fun! Looks like a great water bottle…would love to try it! You are in my Feedly subscription list. Never miss a post. 🙂

  13. PS…I shared on Facebook 🙂 and made had the salad for dinner tonight. OUR FAVORITE!!! Miss you friend!

  14. Love this blog and can’t wait to try this water bottle (hopefully)! I subscribe. 🙂

  15. Just subscribed! My Sister Meg shared your site on our sister blog. Looks like you make some yummy food!

  16. I love the recipes you post! And who doesn’t love that water bottle?!

  17. And there’s a fb post too 🙂

  18. Just subscribed. 🙂 I have been enjoying reading your blog and want to try some of your recipes soon! I love camelbaks, but would love to try a new type!

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