New Metal Cups + Straws (So Long Plastic Sippy Cups)

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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So, I was NOT up and at ’em this morning. Meh. I usually set my Fitbit Versa for 5:01 during the week to wake up before my boys to get some work done, but I slept through my silent (vibrating) alarm. Ugh, sleeping through an alarm is so not like me, but I guess I really needed the sleep.

Even Murphy was surprised that I slept so late. Usually, he has his breakfast promptly at 5:05 AM, but it was past 7:00 AM by the time I fed him. Doesn’t he look like he was wasting away? Poor pug.

Once I fed Murphy, it was iced coffee time. Woohoo! I really look forward to this part of my morning! 🙂

Recently, I’m mixing my morning tumbler with vanilla Ripple milk and collagen. I like the Ripple because it tastes delicious, mixes well with iced coffee and collagen, has 8g plant-based protein per serving, Omega-3s, and more calcium and iron than dairy milk. Fancy, right? LOVE!

I worked for a little while and then heard Quinn’s bedroom door open. The tiny human was awake, and he slept until 7:40 AM! We put an air conditioner in his room recently, and he’s really digging it on the wake-up front.

Once Quinn was awake, I make us breakfast since we both slept in and woke up pretty hungry. I had cauliflower gnocchi (from Trader Joe’s) mixed with butter, Parmesan, and arugula. Mmm!

After breakfast, I poured myself another iced coffee and got Murphy ready for his morning walk. When I opened the front door, there was a wet package from Amazon waiting for me. Inside was new set of stainless steel cups with lids and straws to replace Quinn’s plastic cups and straws. We’re really trying to reduce the amount of plastic we use in our lives and his sippy cups just do not get clean anymore – no matter how hard we try. Plus, plastic straws are getting a lot of negative attention right now, so we figured we should switch over to all reusable ones. I own a few glass straws, but Mal doesn’t like them, so he was ALL about using the metal ones.

Quinn was pumped too since he got to pick the red cup to use this morning! 🙂

Off to school! 🙂

It’s work time for me, and I need to boogie because Mal and I have a fun lunch date planned later this afternoon!

See ya later!



  1. Loving those medal cups!!! So cute!!!!
    I didnt know they made cauliflower gnocchi – that sounds amazing!!!!!
    My husband has been buying that milk & I’m going to have to try it now in my coffee!

  2. Yay to reusable straws! I have the metal ones, but it freaks me out how cold they get. Is that weird? I have a few plastic and silicone that are reusable and have no issues getting clean, but maybe I need to give the glass straws a whirl. Also, that gnocchi has been getting a lot of buzz lately. I need to check it out! – Kaitlyn |

  3. I just want to say I’m LOVING the retro blogging style! Reminds me of when I first started following you!

  4. It was a super interesting experience to scroll through the mobile version of your site this morning with this post at the top and then the picture of the next post being a plastic iced coffee cup with a plastic straw. Hoping to see less plastic around here, as you seem to talk about this a lot.

    1. It’s a good thing life is not black and white! I personally don’t see it that way, and we’re doing the best we can to reduce the amount of plastic we use. Even if everyone tried a little, it would make a huge difference! 🙂

  5. I had no idea Fitbit made a watch like the Versa! I have the Fitbit Alta and have been debating the upgrade to the Apple watch. But this seems like a cool and less expensive option!

  6. Hi, I started using Amandean brand marine collagen after you had recommended it on the blog a while back.

    I see in this post you linked to a different brand of marine collagen. Why did you switch?

  7. I have been looking to purchase some straws. I have a metal straw or two and don’t really care for them. I was wondering why Mal doesn’t like the glass straws? Do you like them? I think they may be a good option for me. Thanks!

  8. Goodness I hear you on the plastic cups! That’s been on our radar recently as well. I’m not sure why it’s been so hard since we made a point to use glass baby bottles (with a silicone sleeve). I checked out the ones you mentioned, but ended up purchasing the Silikids straws, a couple of their cups, and their straw holder/lid contraptions. My daughter now requests her “squishy cup” (came up with the name herself) and we’ve been able to phase out the plastic water and milk cups. Thank goodness–these are easier to clean as well!

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