Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday Wag Out!

The Anti Bottle

Mom always tells me that she can never have enough water bottles, so when I found this anti bottle, I knew she'd want one. Or two. Or three.

This anti bottle is so cool because it doesn't take up any space when it's empty. Unlike a traditional water bottle, the anti bottle is made to be rolled, folded, or flattened when not in use. How cool is that? The neat carabiner means that you can clip this little guy on anything you like. There's even a place to write your name on it so that everyone knows it yours.

Made from BPA-free ploymer, the inside is odor, taste, and stain resistant. How many bottles can make that claim? You can even put it in the dishwasher. Mom can't do that with her bottles so the anti-bottle has one up on those. Dad will also love it because you can fill it with water and then freeze it. He needs his water really chilled unlike Mom who will drink hers at room temperature.

Since the anti-bottle ships flat, it takes up 90% less space and uses less fuel to transport than traditional bottles. The packaging is even printed using wind power on 100% post-consumer paper. It keeps getting better and better! These guys even participate in 1% for the planet so you know they are committed to doing the right thing.

This would be the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list so start your holiday shopping today at http://vapur.us/.

Soap Hope

Most of you know that Mom is a bar soap fanatic. She loves the fact that there are so many great, natural scents on the market and that most bar soaps involve little to no waste. I found this cool little soap company last week and it is now Mom's favorite place to buy all the soap she needs.

Soap Hope is your one stop shop for all things soap. The mission of the company is simply stated on their website: "Every purchase goes toward helping women in poverty. We invest 100% of our profits into microloans for underprivileged women." What a great idea! Their website goes on to state that they believe a business can accomplish all of the following goals:

Provide high quality products that are truly good for customers
Offer competitive pricing to customers
Provide excellent customer service
Give employees a positive, healthful working environment
Be responsible for, and continually improve, environmental impacts
Leverage profits and business activities to improve the lives of others

They call their program "Good Returns" and they hope to invest 100% of their profits for a period of one year into several antipoverty organizations. And since you can buy great products at great prices, it just makes sense to buy them from Soap Hope. But it only works if we all band together and use our purchasing powers wisely. We market the company by telling our friends and neighbors, posting it on our blogs and Facebook, and literally screaming it from the treetops that this is THE place to buy soap. We do our part by buying great products and Soap Hope does their part by changing the lives of those in poverty. A true win-win for everyone!

I got so caught up in the company that I almost forgot about the soap. Soap Hope does all the research on the brands they carry so that you can be guarantee the soap you buy is free of bad stuff that you don't need and don't want on your body. Pangea soap is one of Mom's favorites and she can't ever remember seeing it for $3.99 before. That's over 1/2 off to smell good and feel good about buying something that will change the lives of others. Head on over to http://www.soaphope.com/ to buy some great soaps today.

Recycled Speakers

Mom takes her music with her everywhere she goes, but for some reason she never bought speakers so that she could share her music with others. Not that she's not into sharing, I just think she never found a cool enough pair of speakers until now.

Not only do these speakers fold up for handy transport, they're even made from recycled material. You don't even need external batteries or power to use them and that makes Mom doubly happy.

These handy speakers deliver 1 watt of power each and are compatible with any device that has a headphone jack, like an ipod or iphone. Mom likes this design because it beachy and she plans on taking these speakers to the beach on her next vacation.

OrigAudio, the origami of audio, is a company committed to giving back to the community. They are partnering with Music National Service, a nonprofit enterprise that supports and expands the use of music to address important civic and social needs. All businesses, big or small, should give back, not because they have to but because they want to. Helping out is what we all do and it makes you feel good to support a business that supports others.

Mom is putting these speakers on her Christmas list, but hopefully they will be here before Christmas so Mom can take them on vacation. If you know someone who loves their music and wants to share it with the world, check out these cool speakers at http://www.origaudio.com/.

19 comments:

dw said...

Oh that water bottle is great! Whenever I travel by air I take an empty bottle to use on the trip, but it does take up room when empty. This flat one is a great idea!

Stubby said...

Hi dw! I was going to mention how great it is for travel, but I forgot. That is one of Dad's pet peeves and is what causes him to leave his water bottle at home. No more excuses for him now!

Stubby xoxo

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Cool speakers!

Stubby said...

Hey Sequoia & Tuni! Mom is totally digging those speakers. I may have to buy them for her soon or else she will buy them for herself!

Stubby xoxo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi stubby!
oh we love all of these items!
you are the best shopper ~ ever!

xoxoxo
m & e

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Thank you for sharing all these cook items Stubby.
We love the bottle , roll it- freeze it!
how cool!
love
tweedles

THE PUGLET said...

oooh - we're so getting one of those foldy bottles. My human drinks enough water for like 3 elephants but hates to carry around the empties.

Hope your Dad is feeling better!

Pearl said...

Hi Stubby!
That folding bottle is such a great idea! Why didn't I think of that?!
xoxo
Pearly

PS Hugs to your Daddy!

Paula - PAPugMom said...

Must get several of those water bottles! Great post, thanks for the heads up!

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt! I'm lucky that Mom lets me shop the way she does. As long as I buy eco-friendly, fair trade products, she is okay with my shopping.

I'm glad you like my great finds.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! I knew you'd love the bottle. It would be perfect for you to take on all your adventures.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Puglet! The bottles seem to be the hit of the post. Mom drinks water for several humans and usually travels with a couple of bottles. Being able to roll the bottle up and pack it away takes care of the empty issue.

Stubby xoxo

Pee-s: Dad is feeling better. His blood is finally thinning and he goes back to see the doctor tomorrow.

Stubby said...

Hi Pearly Poo! You didn't think of the folding bottle because you are too busy looking cute all day! Those bottles are likely to be under many a Christmas tree this year.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Paula! Yes, many bottles to purchase for many people. What a great gift for young and old. Some people are just so creative.

Stubby xoxo

Oakley and Swisher said...

Our mom is a water bottle freak, she is loving that anti-bottle!

Lots of Licks--
Oak and Swish

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Stubby,

Thanks for all the neat and interesting tips!

Hey, we luv your pumpkin. It looks just like you!

Luv ya,
Riley and Star.

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Stubby,

Thanks for all the neat and interesting tips!

Hey, we luv your pumpkin. It looks just like you!

Luv ya,
Riley and Star.

Stubby said...

Hi Oakley & Swisher! All our moms are water bottle freaks. I think the anti bottle may be the product of the year. You better buy one for your mom soon before they run out!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Riley & Star! I am getting to be quite the shopper. I'm lucky that Mom helps me find such cool things each week.

Thanks for the compliment about the pumpkin. Keep your paws crossed that Mom buys real pumpkins this weekend. I'm ready to do some carving!

Stubby xoxo