Blogger Meetup and Bamboo Bottle Review

Hi friends!! Happy Friday before Christmas :D.

Yesterday I got to meet Kristen for a lunch at Panera! This was my first blogger meetup and it was amazing. Kristen is the kind, warm, funny, and all around awesome girl that you would think she is! I probably could have kept chatting with her for a long time, but tis the season for being busy and having lots of plans right? Seriously though, I now really wish that Kristen and I lived close to one another because I think we could be really great friends and have a blast hanging out with one another.

Kristen and I at Panera!

It was great how easy it was to talk to Kristen…and I’m really happy that I got to know more about her outside of her blog! We chatted about family, weddings (duh haha), friends, our relationships with our significant others, school/work, and of course blogging. I am not lying either when I say that I was giddy on the drive home because I had so much fun meeting and chatting with her!

And I could probably go on forever about how great of a time I had yesterday, but I don’t want you all to be jealous 😛 hehe. But, I will say that Kristen is such a great girl and I consider myself incredibly lucky to have met her in person!


A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Bamboo Bottle Company and asked to try and review one of their water bottles! It just came in the mail a few days ago and so I’ve been giving it a try.

The Bamboo Bottle Company water bottles are re-usable and made of glass, renewable bamboo, and BPA-free plastic! This means that no nasty chemicals are leaching into your drink! These glass of these bottles helps keep your drinks tasting fresh (unlike some of the plastic bottles that are used and can then taste plastic-y) and they keep your beverage insulated whether it’s hot or cold!

I’m all for re-usable water bottles and this one is great! It is a bit heavy since the bottle is made of glass, but the bamboo that surrounds it does feel like it would protect it. Other than the bamboo, the bottles are dishwasher safe (thank goodness, I don’t like hand washing water bottles haha)!

Guess what else is awesome about this bottle…or should I say the bamboo part of it. Did you know that bamboo helps contribute to the air we breathe? I didn’t…it releases 35% more oxygen than equivalent strands in trees (source). Also, bamboo is a very renewable resource and can grow to maturity in less than a year…meaning that it can be used and replenished frequently!

I really like this water bottle! My water has tasted really fresh and cool when I’ve used it. Plus, I like knowing that I am being environmentally friendly when I use this bottle!

AND Bamboo Bottle Company is being really great and is offering all of my readers (yes, that means you) 20% the purchase of a water bottle! All you have to do is enter “Health” into the code box during checkout. Here’s where you can do some shopping on their website:


I hope you all have an amazing Friday! And an awesome holiday weekend :D. I have lots of family stuff going on these next couple of days and I want to soak up my time with them and enjoy myself. That means I will be taking the next couple of days off from blogging. I’ll still be reading though! Love you all!!



If you’ve had a blogger meetup, how was it?

Do you use re-usable water bottles? What kinds?



About In Sweetness and In Health

I'm Lindsay! I'm a 23 year-old graduate student in occupational therapy. I love all things health and fitness related and this blog will document my life as I learn to really love myself, try to stop worrying so much about my body, and truly take advantage of all the sweet things that life offers us.

Posted on December 23, 2011, in Bloggers, Friends, Lifting, Review. Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Great review and happy weekend to you too 🙂

  2. What a fun meetup! And awesome review, I’ve only ever used camelbak, so I’ll be on the lookout for this! 🙂

    I bet you’re getting so excited for Christmas!!!

  3. Have a GREAT holiday weekend!!!!!

  4. Great review! Sounds like the meet-up was a total success 😉 I LOVE Panera, so how could it not be?! heh.

    Happy holidays!

  5. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Aw! I love seeing two of my favorite bloggers together for a meetup. I was telepathically trying to attend because I had lunch at Panera yesterday too haha

    I’ve never had a blogger meetup, but I’ve always wondered what it would be like. It’s strange because I feel like I know so many bloggers really well, so it must be strange to see someone for the first time who you already know so much about!

  6. Awww I love you haha! You are so sweet! 🙂 I kept going on and on to Brandon last night about how awesome you were. Definitely let me know next time you’re in town. Maybe next time we can go shopping and you can be my personal shopper haha! 😉

  7. so jealous you met kristen! i got one of those bottles too! and i love it. funny story. i actually asked for one for xmas. and after my sister bought it, they contacted me to review one 🙂 guess that means it’s giveaway time since i have two now !

  8. Yay for blogger meetups! 🙂 I like that water bottle. At first I was curious as to how you’d know if there was a crack or something, but now that I see the bamboo comes on & off, it’s kind of cool.

  9. you already made me jealous! 😉 wish i could’ve been there with you gals, but i’m so glad you had such a great time with one another!!

  10. It is so cool to see true friendships come out of blogging. I have yet to do a blogger meet-up but I can’t wait until the day I do. This community is amazing and getting to know the people in it is truly a blessing. I am glad your first blogger meet-up was a success!

  11. Aww yay that is so nice that got to meet her… sounds like a very fun time 🙂 I have had a few blogger meetups and they are so so great… and I can’t wait to have one with YOU! weeeee

  12. I love blogger meetups! So fun to catch up with people who share so much of the same passions. And bloggers are always so nice too.

  13. ❤ that water bottle! 🙂

  14. I’ve never done a blogger meet-up, but it sounds like so much fun! I love Kristen’s blog!

  15. Sounds like a great time!!! That water bottle looks awesome too 😀

  16. They are supposed to be sending me one of these 🙂

  17. So glad you had fun on the meetup! I definitely need to meet some other bloggers, you included!! And that bottle sounds awesome. I’ve been looking for a glass one to add to my collection.

  18. Bamboo Bottle looking pretty well thanks!……..

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