I'm not gonna lie......my family loves an ice cold soda (me in particular). I'm not ashamed to admit it, I'm a big girl. But there is nothing I loathe more than a room temperature or even barely cool soda.....YUCK! I want it ICE cold and I want it to stay that way as long as possible. Enter the lovely foam can cozie. Let's face it, they really are down right U.G.L.Y. But I've found that you can make them a tiny bit cuter by personalizing them.
Last week at Micheals they had their cozies on sale 2 for $1. The aluminum bottles I found at The Dollar Tree. These were a huge score. I've priced aluminum water bottles elsewhere and they run anywhere from $5 to $15 a piece, which is basically highway robbery. So, I was pleased as punch with myself for stumbling onto these for a buck. They had fun bright colors back in the spring, but they sold out quick and I didn't get any. It worked out though, because my boys prefer these silver ones.
My kids always ask to use my can cozie, so I bought extra ones for them. I let them choose what font they liked for their initial and the color of the vinyl. Of course, we used the cricut to cut out the letters and dots. But you could probably use stickers too. The boys love having their very own now and it was fun having them help me. The yellow one I did with our school colors and logo and added some polka dots. I think I'll give these as happies to our teachers on the first day of school, wrapped up in a cellophane bag with cutesy ribbons and a luggage tag.
I didn't think the boys would want their names on the water bottles, but they said yes and I jumped on it. I cannot believe we are already getting ready to go back to school the first week of August. Backpacks, school supplies, water bottles, uniforms....ugggh. Didn't summer just start? We're not ready to give up our lazy pj days for the rigid schedule of school and homework just yet. And to be perfectly honest, I'm not ready to admit that I will have a middle schooler. Junior high scares me.....I am SO not ready for this. Any advice for a newbie mom of a pre-teen boy???