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The season of music festivals is in full swing, and like any other highly anticipated time of year, the buzz of excited energy is all around us. During this particular “holiday” season, excited energy comes in the form of warm weather, the highest of high-rise shorts, and party-filled vacations, all playing to the tune of […]
What makes Lively Bottles the best custom water bottles? Everything! For instance, you can: Design your own custom water bottles using your own art Add your own photography Add your own picture Personalize your custom water bottles with your name Add your favorite poetry Add your favorite motivational quote Design your own custom water bottles […]
What are your memories of Easter Sunday? Perhaps dressing in your Easter finest to attend a church adorned with Easter Lilies. Maybe wearing an Easter bonnet. Coloring Easter eggs. And hopefully a sumptuous meal. And for many of us, the Easter Bunny and an Easter basket come to mind. Chocolate is an awesome surprise, but […]
Might custom water bottles encourage hydration? Lively Bottle thinks so! Students drink far too many sugar-drinks, including soda and energy drinks. Students are proud to use custom water bottles with their picture and name, and just might drink more water. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading national public health […]
Looking for a new School fundraising idea? Have you considered a school fundraising idea using unique custom water bottles with your students’ designs? Easy and fun, students love ‘em, your school will stand out! Students love using Lively Bottles designed by their friends – the best custom water bottles no minimum! Schools are raising thousands […]
Looking for custom water bottles with pictures? Welcome to Lively Bottle! Expressing who you are in a unique, fun way can be as easy as taking a sip of water. It’s that easy! There are so many things in your life you can customize and make your own; the choices can be overwhelming. But a […]
The members of your bridal party are the unsung heroes of your day. They are the ones tasked with ensuring your day is a celebration instead of it being stressful. Cherish the memories you make during the planning of your wedding and say thank you with personalized bridal party gifts, like custom water bottles. These gifts […]
With St. Patrick’s just around the corner, finding the best St. Patrick’s Day gifts for your friends and loved ones can be tricky. Rather than buying traditional and often “cheesy” gifts at your local store, considering taking some time to design a unique and personalized custom St. Patrick’s Day gift that they’ll remember long after […]
What’s In a Name? We like to choose everything in our lives – our friends, where we live, our education, our careers, our style – hair, fashion, and so on…but one of the most personal things about us, our name, is a hand-me-down. Yet, way back in the twentieth century, Dale Carnegie said that “a […]
“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…” So goes the phrase in the famed story The Night before Christmas. What do you remember about Christmas stockings from your past? In my family, we always were allowed to look at everything in our Christmas stocking as soon as we woke up, even if my […]
Finish. Humbled. These two words were etched in my mind after participating in the 2016 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon. Laboring through the chute in the home stretch of the final leg of the race, then scaling what felt like a mountain but really was a small hill, the huge Finish banner was in my sights, […]
Back to school means shopping for new shoes, pencils, loose leaf paper and folders. For children it often means the end of leisure days with sleeping-in late and having less structure than during the academic year. For African American families living in Chicago, the Bud Billiken back-to-school parade was an important annual event to prepare […]
When the calendar is flipped to August, one phrase looms imminently: “Back To School”. These words can inspire excitement, dread, fear, and confusion all at once for both parents and students.
Maybe it is no coincidence that Mother’s Day and Nurse’s Day are so close together on the calendar. Looking at the origins of nursing in society and examining the similarity of roles between mothers and nurses suggests that a common theme exists – Feeding is the common theme. The roots of the word nurse and […]
As the weather begins to warm up and storefronts start flaunting cutoff shorts and crop tops, it’s clear that festival season is upon us. Over the years, music festivals have become a kind of walking fashion show. Women show up in their best bohemian threads and men wear various muscle tanks and cutoff denim shorts […]
Todd Nief, co-owner of South Loop Strength & Conditioning in Chicago, is a CrossFit trainer, a career path he chose after deciding that chemical engineering was boring, though his college major gave him the data-driven mindset that makes him stand out from other CrossFit entrepreneurs. And if that’s not enough differentiation, Nief also performs in […]
When you think of football coaches, images of in-your-face Mike Ditka or cerebral Bill Belichick come to mind. We spotlight a football coach who first molds better young men, who happen to also be very good football players. Brian Badke was a student athlete at Brother Rice High School in Chicago (class of 1982), played […]
The bookshelf of Nancy Tuchman, Director of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) at Loyola University Chicago tells quite a story of her prominence in her field, including a 2013 Green Award from Chicago Magazine. The bookshelf includes a picture of her two children, who share her love of nature – her son is a […]
Did you know that teenagers need a lot of sleep, but rarely get enough? Grown adults need 7-8 hours of sleep but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep for teens, though studies show that 87% of high schoolers get less than this on school nights. So the common site […]
La Grange Park couple’s company aims to improve health of people, Earth Published: Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 9:51 p.m. CST By AIMEE BARROWS LA GRANGE PARK – Gary and Lisa Radville are champions for the environment, so when the La Grange Park residents had the opportunity […]
Can creativity be taught, or must it be inherited? This seems to be a frequently debated question. Sandy Laszkiewicz is a 2015 winner of “Those Who Excel”, awarded by the Illinois State Board of Education to recognize teachers who go above and beyond the requirements of their job description. Sandy is a fifth grade teacher at Jackson School […]
Scott Walker’s middle name should be water. His whole life has revolved around it, first as a talented swimmer-athlete, and later as a successful swim coach and mentor. He has been in, near, or on water constantly. Even his hobbies of boating and fishing (including coaching high school fishing) involve water. Coach Walker was a […]
Monica Duran is a New Mexico-based artist who has suffered health care problems and created beautiful works of art as a therapeutic way to deal with the pain of suffering. Monica already had a creative career established in architecture and interior design when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. She could no longer […]
Have you heard of the latest health craze to promote relaxation and decrease the effects of stress? It is coloring, like kids do in coloring books, only it is for adults. Just google “coloring books for adults” and a plethora of options that can be purchased online through Amazon and other sites will entice even […]
El dio de los muertos means the Day of the Dead and has always been an important day of celebration in mostly Latino locations on November 1 – 2 (so it actually is 2 days of celebrations; November 1 honors deceased children and November 2 honors deceased adults). When we think of sustainability we think […]
As the first frosts blacken our tender herbs and garden plants shiver and shrivel up with the change of season, it is good to recall the wellness benefits of gardening. Seasoned gardeners may instinctively feel the health benefits of their hobby without knowing the scientific background for some healthy outcomes, but research is supporting the […]
Pets are typically thought of as companions for people; sources of enjoyable interactions and fun diversions for humans. There now is increasing knowledge that besides being a source of amusement, pets are good for human health. The most common health marker that has been studied in regard to interaction with pets is blood pressure. Petting […]
Thanks to Kizzie for her shout out to Lively Bottle. She said she applied her new “stop, drop and chug” sticker to her Lively Bottle, which is cool. We also could print a slogan permanently inside our leak-proof bottles; we even have a bottle in our Image Library that says “Drink More Water”! Use the […]
Lively Bottle is a proud sponsor of the 107th Race to Mackinac, the oldest continuous freshwater distance race in the world! The Race was awarded Silver Level Clean Regatta Certification by Sailors For the Sea. Lively Bottle designed reusable custom water bottles for sailing using the official event logo, and operated water bottle refill stations at […]
This volunteer team from La Grange IL made its 21st annual trip to the Mississippi Delta to help build a Habitat for Humanity home for future homeowner, April, and her family. Volunteer personalized water bottles were designed to commemorate the service trip and build team spirit. The team cares about the environment, and was glad […]
Lively Bottle is pleased to have designed customized and reusable water bottles as part of our sponsorship of the Baker National High School Championship, which was certified as a Clean Regatta as noted in the press release that follows. Thank you so much for your support of the Baker National Championship. The event went very […]
Do you know where to find the nearest: • Starbucks? • McDonald’s? • Water bottle filling station? Most of us can find Starbucks or McDonald’s almost blindfolded. But finding a water bottle filling station….
Asta Zimkus, who is both an artist and the art director at the Lithuanian World Center in Lemont IL, describes Easter egg decorating as an 18th century tradition rooted in Christianity. Lithuania is one of three Baltic countries in northern Europe, with a population of 3 million.
Elena made her Lively Bottle design-your-own water bottle as a memory of her 2013 study abroad trip. Standing in front of the John Lennon wall in Prague, she admired the nearby artists adding their own designs to the wall.
Lively Bottle offers additional St. Patrick’s Day gift ideas, with traditional Irish images. Simply click on any image below to see a pre-made bottle; just add any personalization you’d like, pick one of our 8 lid colors, and proceed to check out. And shipping is always free! Designs courtesy of Claire Peterson.
Lively Bottle is pleased to offer the accompanying St. Patrick’s Day gift ideas. St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 in memory of this patron saint of Ireland.
We think so! Who else has a line outside their door at 4:00 am in 15 degree weather?
Do you see a connection between professional art and kids? Claire Ashley does! We met with Claire during December 2014, when she told us she loves urban Chicago, middle class and abstract art, which she said could be playful, gaudy and bright. She said her art was influenced/transformed by her kids, and Sponge […]
“Thank you so much. You have opened a new world for me.” And Jean’s 90! And all I did was introduce her to Pinterest. She taught art appreciation at Loyola University Chicago; she opened a new world for me; the world of great artists, and the artist in me.
Pediatric Obesity: A contemporary epidemic Did you know that the incidence of obese children in the United States has tripled since the 1970’s? More that 1 out of 5 children aged 6-17 are clinically overweight, meaning that they have a BMI (body mass index) of over the 85 percentile.