How To Get Rid of Foul Smell & Stains From Your Water Bottles

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There are two things that most people I know had trouble cleaning their tin, stainless steel, or plastic water bottles, smell and stains. It can be one of the other or both. I found a solution to help get rid of them and that is the HydraPak Bottle Bright.

My first time meeting the HydraPak Bottle Bright was included in my Cairn March monthly subscription box and I’m so glad to try this out with my hard to clean water bottle.

The HydraPak Bottle Bright is the safest way to clean the reusable water bottles. It comes in a form of a nickel tablet. I know a few uses bleach, harsh chemicals and dish soap to clean them and I am guilty of using one. When I first tried the Bottle Bright, to my surprise, I have already love this product.

First, fill the bottle with hot sink tap water and drop one tablet into the bottle. Immediately it fizzes up. I can hear it work its magic. Let it sit there for 1 hour or overnight for tough stains or smell. The tablet help cleans the hard to reach areas and the bubbles does all the scrubbing. I did not know there was a safe way to clean bottles.

I’m able to use my water bottle after it was done. There was no foul smell. The water tastes great. Before, my water would taste like algae. Yuck! Stains are nowhere to be found. I’m very satisfied that I was able to try this out. I would recommend everyone to get it. They are found at Target and at their website. It is affordable.

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The importance of Trekking Poles

Hello friends!

I hope everyone is having an amazing summer so far. I have been so busy planning hiking trips, trying to balance mommy time with my babies, work, and house duties. Before I start, I want to give a shout out to Zero. Mile. Markfor giving me the opportunity to review one of their product. You’re AWESOME. Anyways, I’m so excited that you will love what I’m going to show you.

When I first went on a group hike with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law to Lewis Creek, (Click here for a full review of Lewis Creek Trail.), I sprain my left ankle at the beginning of the trail head. I was so disappointed at myself. It’s because of the uneven trail, gravel and dirt. I figured I needed trekking poles for balance and support.

I love the Zero. Mile. Mark’s trekking poles. It is better than the one I have from the department store. What I like about the Trekking Poles are the handles. It is comfy, soft and easy to grip. The end point of the trekking poles are rubber. The one I have at home has a metal end tip and I notice that it does not grip onto rocks, boulders, or gravel. The rubber ends are fancy and to my surprise the rubber end caps are removable to carbon like end tip. I think it is for big rocks that can grip onto anything well.

The trekking poles are adjustable. It can go as low as two feet and extend to five feet. I’m petite, so to have an adjustable poles to my height works perfect for me. The Zero. Mile. Mark trekking poles are light weight. I could place them behind me between my back and backpack and I would not feel anything added to the weight on my backpack.

The adjustable poles has a unique latch to hold its length. It has a built in screw to hold its length with the latch. It’s very durable and the quality of the poles are high end. Another feature the trekking poles has is the adjustable wrist band. It prevents from dropping onto the ground or slipping from your hands. It is very helpful and it comes in handy.

Last but not least, the trekking poles comes with a circular ring at the end of the poles. I think I know what it does because it happens to me quite often. It is to stop the poles from sinking into the mud or between the boulder cracks. Interesting huh? A great investment to get one.

Before you say that you don’t need one, think again. Trekking poles helps with balance and support. They come in handy and they are comfortable to use.

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Corlieu Falls

Hello guys, this weekend I took my good co worker with me to Lewis Creek Trail in Oakhurst to see Corlieu Falls. It was beautiful and the running waterfall was our tranquility to rejuvenate our soul. She loved it and was hoping we can do an all day hike on our next adventure.

Check out my full review of this trail here.

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Family Hike to North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve

My weekend consisted of family reunion and a HOT mini hike with my toddlers. We visited my family in Oroville, California. Roughly four hours to get there. It was my cousin’s baby shower. She is expecting a baby boy in July. I’m so excited for her journey to motherhood. She will love and enjoy every moment of it. It was wonderful to see everyone, however I would like to share our mini hike to the North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve.

The North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve actually leads to a few waterfalls. It was the hottest day to hike. It was 100 degrees. The mountain feels like Pincushion Mountain. It feels like home. The only difference was the formation of the rocks. There were patches of them on a few foothills. There was a stream of water. It looks like it was from the natural spring water, but who knows it may not be.

Soon after we cross over the patches of rocks, we came to a trail to the meadow. Grasshoppers hopped left to right. My toddlers were confused. They have not seen grasshoppers before. I told them they are jumping insects. That’s close enough right? My girls chase after them. One trying to get them with their bare hands and the other stomping their feet. We can hear them jumped.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to the trees and to the water, we turned back. It was too hot and maybe next time when I visit my family, we can go together. Since my toddlers were with me, a lot of my mini hikes with them are incomplete. Mini hike with my toddlers are only .25 miles.  That was roughly how far our trip with them until they are ready for longer hikes and much older.

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Frog Pond Wetland Preserve Trail Review

Hello! It has been a while since my last post. My weekend was filled with fun, exciting and great family adventure. This time we took our children to the Monterey Aquarium, relaxed at our vacation home that I participated in the Airbnb at Seaside, hiked a short trail at the preserve and ended our trip at the beach near Fisherman’s Warf.

In this blog, I want to review the hiking trail that I took my family and it is at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve that is located in Seaside, California. The Preserve is part of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District.

The Frog Pond Wetland Preserve has a few short trails that are easy for everyone. The trail was easy for my toddlers. Fresh forest scent and morning spring filled the air. Amazing growing horsetail are on the verge of blooming, wild flowers are beautiful, and a few plants that looked scary are not touched. There were large vines crawled up an old tree and tall vast trees goes up above our heads. The scenery were beautiful. My favorite was the walk through of the trees. It’s so nice and magical. I’m so glad we came early in the season before mosquito show up, otherwise we’ll be food to them.

I would recommend this trail to anyone who loves preservation and wildlife education or just a short easy hike. Until my next hike, let me know where you hike to in the comments below. I would love to know where you went.

Happy Hiking!