she drinks like a camel | a personalized gift

Two years ago, during my corporate life, I earned a really big award. The reward for my work was a week long trip hopping around Germany, all expenses paid. My husband had just started his residency, so my plus one was my BFF. Let me tell you, you learn a lot about a person when you travel with them. You REALLY learn a lot about a person when you travel with them to a foreign country. I learned that my BFF could come back in her next life as a camel. But the kind of camel that needs a bathroom every hour. And won’t drink sparkling water.

If you haven’t discovered Victoria’s blog yet,  I definitely recommend it: FITori. She researches all the things that I don’t. (well, some of the things I do, just not to the extent that she does) She just recently started a series on nutrition & fertility, which certainly might interest a lot of you.

Now, to the fun stuff. I fell in love with photography in Germany & took pictures of EVERYTHING. I mean EVERYTHING. I even took pictures of the bathroom floor. Seriously! Not kidding! Don’t believe me? Well, that is what you are looking at below. This is the gorgeous floor of the Sofitel Munich, which was an unbelievably beautiful place. Photo opportunities around every corner. Even in places you never thought were supposed to be beautiful.

Fast forward two years. I was reading an issue of Real Simple & stumbled upon a neat gift idea. Personalized SIGG water bottles. I am definitely a Nalgene girl myself (this one is my fave, with this on top), but Tori is a SIGG girl & this seemed like a really thoughtful gift for her. She always told me how much she loved this picture, so I picked one of my favorite quotes from lululemon bag I had laying around, which has the most amazing words all over it. We’re both quote people & I really like this one. So, for those of you looking for a fun gift to give, this is both special & practical! And pretty too. :D

She just did a post on her new bottle & the importance of water. Check it out HERE! (and the pic on the right is hers!!) I credit my love of water & pellegrino for a lot of my weight maintenance success. You will rarely find me drinking anything else…except coffee. ;)

Oh, and one last thing. If you are a nalgene girl, but are still drooling over this idea–relax, you can have one too! Just check out NalgeneSkins!

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.