Monday, June 29, 2009

Tervis Tumbler First

Today my mom, sister and I went for our first official college shopping trip. The other day I got a gift certificate to Bed, Bath & Beyond that was obviously put to good use. We got Twin XL sheets (I'm happy to have a long bed!), a twin XL bed topper, a pink metal trash bin, and my first Tervis Tumbler for $12.99! This 24 oz. one with a pink sea shell was the one I scored. I can't wait to start using it! I'm sure you've all heard of these glasses. They keep cold stuff cold and hot stuff hot and have zero condensation because they're double lined as you can see in the photo! We didn't go all-out on this shopping trip because lots of "big box" stores have a program where you pick what you want online or scan it in a store, very much like a bridal registry, and then you pick it up in the store closest to your school. This is GREAT for students like me who live a lengthy distance away and really can't take an entire family, my (partial) wardrobe, and every other thinkable supply needed for college life. They really helped us out here. For all the big stuff and "grocery" items as we've begun calling them, we're just going to get it when we get down there after the grueling 9 hour trip driving in our Honda Pilot. Yikes!

Back to Tervis Tumblers, there are 100's of designs to pick from. My other favorites include a USC one with the gamecock on the front in pink: Very cute and I can't wait to pick one up before school to accompany my other maroon Gamecocks cup I got at my accepted students day when we loaded up on USC paraphernalia.

Another (semi-obnoxious, but I still like it) favorite of mine is the "princess" tumbler: Like I said, a little obnoxious, but it does have a crown!

You can also personalize your tumbler. A co-worker of mine, Catherine, actually had hers circle monogrammed in bright pink and it looked fabulous. Tervis sells some tumblers with just initials on them, and I even considered buying a black script "K" one instead of my shell but I liked the shell more because it was pink!

P.S. Just a few minutes ago my Longchamp bag arrived from eBay. It was a little dirty (Gracie Beth now you can bid on a cleaner one!!) so does anyone have any ideas for cleaning it? My mom suggested just taking it to the cleaners since there's leather on the handles and the top. Any suggestions will be much appreciated!

xxKatie

12 comments:

Blackeyed_Susan said...

I've seen soap and water but i used spray and wash and water and it came out looking great, didn't mess up the leather at all :)

Belle- Pink Cupcake said...

Oh! I called Longchamp when I had a pale pink one and they told me exactly what to do! Use a mild face soap, like dove, and a nail brush. Wet the bag and put some soap on the nail brush and clean away! You can literally see the dirt coming off of it! If worse comes to worse, take it to the cleaner and then they can finish it up for you!

Gracie Beth said...

I hope your longchamp comes clean! I am still scouring ebay for one! And if you need to pack things for college since you have to travel like me, I highly recommend space bags. My entire wardrobe goes to Tennessee in space bags.

Her Preppiness said...

Love those tumblers.

Jules said...

Oh my gosh, I love your blog and Tervis tumblers. The pink shell one is so cute! They really are the best.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Those are adorable :)

Kerry said...

I have used the soap and nail bursh method like Belle- Pink Cupcake and it worked great on my light blue bag!!

My mom and I will be making a trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond as well. I recieved a few gift cards and my mom is totally exicted to use all of the coupons she has been saving for the past two years (they accept expired coupons in case you didn't know!)

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love my Tervis tumbler!

Kate said...

I have 2 Tervis Tumblers-love those!

I was so grateful for Bed, Bath and Beyond's dorm program. Would have been tough to bring everything across the country on an airplane ;)

Jill said...

Love, Love the tumblers!

Carolina Mama said...

Love your blog and hey, I am a Gamecock too! :) Except I am an alumni! And I lived in Capstone too! :) And at 5 Points - On The Green above Andy's Deli! :)

ms. mindless said...

i love tervis tumblers. my mom has monogrammed ones on our boat and i swear my drinks taste better from those cups. my favorite tervis tumbler is my college alma mater 17 oz. mug, with a big washington and lee trident in it!