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Drinking clean, crisp water is one of my best tips to have clear and radiant skin, increased energy, and overall good feelings.  I aim to drink 100 ounces a day which is no simple feat, but I’m sharing some of my favorite tips to take your hydration situation to a whole new level.  Drink that water, girl!


start with fresh water

I used to be a bottled water drinker because I couldn’t stand the taste of water that didn’t taste perfect (I know, that sounds high maintenance) but I couldn’t help but thinking I was drinking something not pure.  Bottled water not only is a waste of money since its incredibly overpriced, but the extra plastic bottles end up in landfills, in oceans, and pollute our planet.  I’ve since switched over to filtering my own water.  I picked my Brita up on a grocery trip to Safeway and it is definitely more economical and planet friendly than bottled water.  At less than $30, my Brita pitcher practically paid for itself and it reduces all of the chlorine taste that bothered me before.  I also love being able to bring the pitcher to the dining table during meals for easy refills.

Oh… and not to mention my hero Steph Curry from the Golden State Warriors has teamed up with Brita to share the importance of drinking clean water!  You guys…my local Warriors are going to win the NBA Finals again this year, I can feel it!

fruit water

dress it up with fruit

Once I have my crisp and clean water, I’ll sometimes add fresh fruit to jazz it up a bit!  I’m a diehard fan of water with lemon but also love the combination of strawberries with mint, black cherries, and lemon with kiwi.  Make sure you muddle the fruit in your container first to bring out the juices to really enhance your water.

pick your vessel

Since I’ve made a pledge to myself to avoid single-use plastic water bottles, I’ve developed quite the collection of various jars, bottles, and containers that I use based on what I’m doing.  If I’m at home I’ll use a large glass mason jar with a straw (love these plastic ones because they are so durable!).  If I’m on the go or headed to a fitness class, I’ll opt for one of the metal insulated bottles so it keeps my water cold for hours.  I recently found this gold bottle and it’s been on constant rotation!

swell water bottle

Since summer is around the corner and I want you to join me in your hydration, I’m partnering with Brita to give away a pitcher for one lucky winner!  You can enter by retweeting this tweet HERE or enter via the rafflecopter widget below for more options!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

No Purchase Necessary. Ends June 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. Subject to complete Official Rules.  Good luck!


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Sponsored by Brita, all opinions are my own.



  1. June 3, 2016 / 5:54 am

    I don’t really drink anything but water but even then there are days when I don’t think I get enough so tips like these are always welcome!

  2. Pam
    June 3, 2016 / 7:55 am

    I really needed these tips! I know I need to drink more water but I just really don’t like water so it’s hard to motivate myself to drink it.

  3. Willow
    June 3, 2016 / 9:03 am

    I drink a lot of water. I especially love to add cucumber slices or lemon juice. I think adding flavor makes me want to drink more.

  4. June 3, 2016 / 9:36 am

    I have started keeping a pitcher of water with lemon slices in my fridge and it is so crisp and refreshing!

  5. June 3, 2016 / 9:55 am

    I really need good reminders to drink water. Great tips! I shall be implementing these

  6. June 3, 2016 / 10:42 am

    It’s so hard for me to get my water in. It’s just so bland and boring! Once I started flavoring it, though, it became much easier.

  7. June 3, 2016 / 11:04 am

    Adding lemon or any fruit really helps with water consumption around our house.

  8. June 3, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Great tips! I also find there are some great apps available for download that help remind you to drink more. Plant Nanny is my personal favorite.

    – Elise |

  9. Theresa
    June 3, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    There is nothing better than a glass of ice cold water on a hot summer day. I like to keep my Brita pitcher in the fridge so I can access chilled water all day long.

  10. June 3, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    I’m all about the right water bottle AND a big straw. SOmehow, it’s easier for me to take big gulps in between focusing with a big one!

  11. Angie
    June 3, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    These are great tips! I LOVE my Brita filter, though I keep forgetting to use it. I need to start doing more flavored waters, at least adding lemons. It would help a ton.

  12. June 3, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    NYC is supposed to have good water, but I still have Brita all over the house. It just makes us all feel safer!

  13. Kristen Kavan
    June 3, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    IF Steph Curry supports it so do i! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  14. June 3, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    We have a Brita pitcher and find it extremely easy to use. It even helps encourage the kids to drink more water.

  15. June 3, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    These are great tips to increase your water intake, I like Brita they have good products!

  16. June 3, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    What a great giveaway! I drink so much water in the summer easily…it is in the winter that I tend not to drink enough.

  17. Cinny
    June 3, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Ya, my husband is real fussy with water. He drinks a lot but he has to have bottled water.

  18. Jeanine
    June 3, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    I can only drink water if its super cold and lately trying to add more water I have been adding some fruit. It works great!

  19. June 3, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    I’m really going to have to get one of those pitchers. The filter in my freezer doesn’t work and I’m not too fond of the tap.

  20. June 4, 2016 / 7:40 am

    I’m a total water snob. I can’t stand if it tastes funky! I love how great water tastes after it’s been filtered with Brita!!! And I love your water bottle collection! 🙂

  21. Louise Bishop
    June 4, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Anything that helps me increase my water intake is a plus. I have such a hard time. If only coffee counted, it would be a breeze 🙂

  22. Dawn McAlexander
    June 4, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    As odd as it may sound, I find that I drink more water when I am drinking from a pretty water bottle! Also, I love adding fruits to my water. Some of my favorites to use are strawberries and blackberries.

  23. June 4, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    These are all some really great tips! Perfect for the summer months to prevent dehydration!

  24. Rosey
    June 4, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I’m big on water. I’m lucky that it’s my favorite drink.

  25. Sarah Bailey
    June 5, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    Such great tips! I know that I have tried to get more water into my diet.

  26. Ann Bacciaglia
    June 5, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    I love adding frozen blueberries to my water. I love my Brita water filter. I have been drinking a lot more water since i quit my diet coke addiction.

  27. June 6, 2016 / 5:04 am

    I need to get some good reusable water bottles. We currently have well water at our home, so we’ve been using a ton of water bottles. I may just need to buy a big brita and then filling up my water bottles. I do love adding fruit to my water, because it actually makes me drink it!

  28. Karlaroundtheworld | Karla
    June 6, 2016 / 9:10 am

    I love this post, there really can’t be enough articles and posts about water and its necessity for our lives. Having it with fruits actually makes it more doable for the sensitive tastes or should I say, more fruitful.

  29. Tracey
    June 6, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    These are helpful tips! I am pregnant and trying really hard to get my water intake up.

  30. June 6, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    I always drink lemon water, which is not so good for your teeth but I cannot stand plain water. Berries would be nice !
    Danielle |

  31. Daniela
    July 27, 2016 / 2:47 am

    hello I’m Daniela I am from Spain
    It’s amazing and very beautiful
    Kisses !!

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