I know…I talk about a lot of things on Ballcapmom.com, but I always have some that I just need to do a special post about.  Here is a list of 4 things I love right now.  They are some of my favorites (some I’ve blogged about, and some I haven’t…yet)!  They are the The Yeti, the Frog Togg Chilly Pad, Harry Potter Illustrated Edition, and the Sony RX10 II!  As I continue to read up on things and read new books, etc… this list of favorites will continue to change and grow.  Here you go…four things I’m loving right now…in no particular order.  Enjoy…

Yeti Rambler Tumbler Stainless Steel, 30 oz

We hate when our favorite beverage loses its frosty (or piping hot) goodness before we can fully enjoy it. That’s why we over-engineered our Rambler Tumblers with kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation. Rambler Tumblers keep ice 2X longer than plastic tumblers and are designed for maximum ice retention – and work just as well for hot beverages. Rambler Tumblers are BPA free, including the crystal clear lid, so you can gauge the level of your frosty beverage as it slides down the pipe.

Now…if you don’t have one of these yet, run out to the store right now and treat yourself to one!  It is the most amazing tumbler I have ever owned.  And I have owned several…  I had been searching for the perfect tumbler to take to the pool with me for a long time, and I finally found it.  It actually keeps my drink cold!!!  And by cold, I mean COLD!   You can read about Yeti products in more detail on my blog post titled The Greatness of the Yeti Tumbler!

The Yeti, the Frog Togg Chilly Pad, Harry Potter Illustrated Edition, and the Sony RX10 II

My Yeti Tumbler came in quite handy at the beach! I was guaranteed a cup of cold water with ice for the entire day out in my beach chair – with my book and my camera. I was set!

Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Evaporative, Cooling, Snap Towel

Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Evaporative Cooling Towel will keep you cool for hours. This towel can absorb eight times its weight in water providing longer evaporation times than conventional towels. An internal polyester mesh reinforcing material allows it to dry you off, while it cools you down. Simply moisten the towel, wring out excess, and it starts working immediately. Great for golfing, sporting events, hiking, jogging, walking, working outdoors, gardening, yard work, or any activity where you need to stay cool. Available in multiple colors.

This thing is amazing!  And if it can really stay cool here in Texas in the summer time, it can stay cool anywhere.  My daughter plays tennis (outside) every week, and she gets it wet when we leave, takes it to tennis class with her, and 1.5 hours later, it is still wet and cool.  She wraps it around her neck when she needs to cool down, and she can play with it on!  Amazing!  Not sure how it works, but it does!!

The Yeti, the Frog Togg Chilly Pad, Harry Potter Illustrated Edition, and the Sony RX10 II

These cool things come in a variety of colors and they are delivered in a cool, plastic tube!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Illustrated Edition by Jim Kay

For the first time, J.K. Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award-winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan.

I know I’m a total book nerd, but if you are any kind of Harry Potter fan, this is a MUST for your bookshelf – or better yet, your coffee table.  That’s where my copy will live!  If you haven’t seen this book yet, you are missing out.  We already know the story is great, and now we have wonderful illustrations to look at as well.

The Yeti, the Frog Togg Chilly Pad, Harry Potter Illustrated Edition, and the Sony RX10 II

Just look at this! Isn’t the cover beautiful? If you like the cover, you won’t believe the illustrations inside!

You can read all about the illustrations and the artist in my post titled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated by Jim Kay.  I highly recommend the read – Jim Kay is such an interesting man and has some wonderful illustrations that you can see on his website.  Be sure to check it out.

The Sony RX10 II Point and Shoot Camera

DP Review says Sony’s Cyber-shot RX10 II easily one of the most versatile fixed-lens consumer cameras currently on the market and on the same level as the excellent Sony’s RX100 IV compact. Its video offerings are some of the best you’ll find in any camera, not just in the bridge camera segment of the market, and image quality is also top notch. The lens offers a terrific focal range and is impressively sharp. The only real shortcoming is that the RX10 II does not excel at is shooting fast moving subjects using continuous autofocus. 

The Yeti, the Frog Togg Chilly Pad, Harry Potter Illustrated Edition, and the Sony RX10 II

Isn’t she lovely? She fits right into my purse – don’t need any extra lenses or a flash – it’s an all in one point and shoot camera!

Okay…if you are looking for what I call a “purse camera,” this is the one you want!  It’s a bit too big to put in your pocket, but it will slip easily into your purse, diaper bag, backpack, etc…  I bought it because I wanted an “all in one” camera – a camera with no extras.  I did not want to change lenses, or attach flashes, or anything else.  I wanted a small camera that could do it all.  This is the camera that does that!

So…there’s my list for now!  Let me know what you think if you end up buying any of these items!  Hope you like them as much as I do.  As always, let me know about your experience.  Until next time….