The Life of Bon: The Temple Square Madness

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Temple Square Madness

This weekend I ventured out to Utah's biggest light display, Temple Square, with my family.

It was total madness.

I came prepared with a thermos of hot chocolate. I mean, if it's going to be cold then I'd have to be an idiot to not want to carry this bad boy along with me.  No getting cold for Bon Bon!  (Also I just referred to myself not only in the third person, but in my third person nickname.  Things are getting weird.)

 I have so many memories as a child of drinking hot cocoa from a Stanley thermos.  Early mornings fishing with my dad.  Sledding adventures up Huntington canyon.  Freezing my butt off at the Helper Light Parade.  If it was going to be cold you could pretty much guarantee that my mom would fill that thermos up and send us on our way.  Braving the cold didn't seem quite so brave when you had yummy hot chocolate to warm you up at a moment's notice.

Now, as I have my own family and start my own little traditions, it's interesting to see what things stay and what things go.  Sending my family off with hot chocolate that is going to stay hot is just one of those things I have to do, you know.  I love to go outside and get in a little adventure, and that doesn't stop when the weather turns cold.  Having a thermos like this allows me and my family to still go outside and enjoy the weather even when the temps turn frigid.  We ain't scared!  We got a hot drink for when we get too cold!

Stanley products are built for life- the kind of gifts that you give once and never have to give again.  The vacuum mug that I am holding in the pictures above is $30 and is worth its weight in gold.  It keeps your hot chocolate hot for up to 6 hours.  The vacuum bottle runs for $32 and keeps drinks hot or cold for 15 hours.  It is leakproof, easily packable, doesn't rust and is double insulated- again, a life long investment. (Oh, and the lid doubles as a cup.  Booyah.)  If you are looking for a gift this Christmas for your manly man, then this one is both practical and thoughtful.

You can still buy it if your man isn't manly, too.
And you can still buy it for your girlfriends
Or you can just buy it for yourself.

P.S.  If you spend over $49 you get free shipping.  Not bad!

Thank you to Stanley Brand for sponsoring today’s post and allowing me to spend so much time doing this crazy blogging thing.

Tomorrow's post:  How Greg and I adopted a 16 year old French girl!

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