Sporting the Stanley {Longtime Fan of the Brand}


I did it – being very cheap and bargain hunter-minded – and bought a Stanley.

I’m not a jump-on-the-bandwagon type of gal. I have a thermos from the same brand that got me through many cold soccer games that belonged to my Dad.

It is very nostalgic, so I wasn’t a virgin of the brand.


I bought a Valentine’s version of the popular tumbler from Target, was excited, and just as I was anticipating the shipping notice, the order was canceled. It turns out that stores will cancel orders when they sell more than they have. I was treated to a store gift card for my disappointment.

Being frugal, I used it on another version of the tumbler and purchased it at just a tad more than the knockoff versions.

I LOVE this cup. I don’t know what it is. I sip water from it all day and I love it. I got one that has a straw that folds down because I’m a bit of a germaphobe. I don’t know what all the hate is for the company; they are a solid company that makes a good product.

I was talking to a friend and she told me that her kids wanted these tumblers since they are all the rage. She refused to spend that kind of money, so the kids asked their grandparents and they obliged and gifted them tumblers for Christmas. My friend was mortified. $60 for a cup was excessive, and she could not wrap her head around it.

As a Tiki (aka grandma) myself, I told her that grandparents can do what they want, and she should just let it go.

I thought back on the conversation about the Stanley craze. My own 10 and 6-year-olds do not sport the popular tumblers, even though they have asked. They can’t remember where they put their hats or gloves, and I’m not ready for that kind of investment for a tumbler.

Later that week, after sending one to my daughter-in-law for her birthday, my sweet grandson kept taking hers and taking sips out of her cup. This Tiki had to do… he is now sporting his very own green Stanley, and he couldn’t be more adorable.

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Cheryl Brackemyre
Hey local mommas! I grew up in Centerville, but I now live in Wilmington with my husband Tony. Together we have 6 kids, Joe, and his wife Allison, Austin, and his wife Hannah, Sydney and her husband Hayden, Andrew and his wife Lauren and our littles, Max and Eli. Did I mention we are a little nuts starting over with this parenting thing when we are 45+? We are officially adding new titles to our names in 2022- Tiki and Jeep (our version of Grandma and Grandpa). My husband and I are both ministers, and we get to work together in a local church. We were both married before and brought our families together in 2010. After a few years of marriage we felt God's leading for us to adopt. We added Max to our family in 2014 and Eli joined us in 2017, our quiver is officially full! Blending our family has been an adventure! Add some ex-spouses and two birth mommas and we have ourselves a crazy crew! Coffee is my love language. The beach is my happy place and I long to have my toes in the sand. I love being part of the team at Dayton Mom Collective.


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