Thursday, February 15, 2018

Empowering Women

Photo Courtesy of Carina Fleckner Photography.

Your Dream Realized empowers moms to create their own business, so they their ideal lifestyle and time and money for what matters. MOXYMUG was please to donate 20 oz. tumblers to their group to help inspire the great work they are doing! Thank you Wendy for working with us!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What is Food Grade Steel ?

Moxymug is a Food Grade 18:8 Stainless Steel with a Seamless Construction.

What is 18:8 Steel ?
When purchasing a water bottle that is stainless steel you can be confused by the many different prices that are on the market. Just like most things, you get what you pay for. Take the quality of the steel. Does it hold up in the dishwasher? is it toxic? Will it corrode?

Simply put, 18 8 Stainless Steel is the superior corrosion resistant steel product. it is nonmagnetic and is also known as Type 304 or 304 Grade. 18/8 Steel has 18% of chromium and 8% nickel. It also contains no more than .8% of carbon and at least 50% of iron. The chromium protects the iron from rusting while the nickel reduces the corrosion.

How to Clean Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel is dishwasher safe. Look inside your cup, do you see a seam? If so, you may have bought a inferior construction where the seam may fail from intense heat. If so, be aware of hot liquids and hot washing, and next time buy a seamless bottle. Do not use an abrasive scourer as it may scratch the surface.

Metal that is not Safe to use for Eating
Any grade of steel that is not a 300 series grade can be considered a lower grade that may be magnetic, rust or corrode. Look for the capital L in any of the steel grades. A capital L is used for lead products, and therefore should never be used for food consumption.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Mya's Food Drive

On December 11th 2016 Mya's Food Drive held their 3rd annual fundraiser. The money went to help the San Diego Food Bank. Pizza and Cotton Candy were a favorite along with a game truck, bouncy house and character artist.

Moxymug offered mugs at the event with over 30% of proceeds going to the fundraiser. You can still order mugs by going to

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Benefit of Double Walled Stainless Steel Drink Cups

double walled stainless steel drink
Double Walled Stainless Steel
One of the hottest changes to our generation is using products that are non-toxic. Stainless Steel drink containers have become popular for their durability, insulation and non-toxic material. Many people use a drink container everyday, throughout the day. Using a plastic container may not cause dangerous health problems, however daily and continuous use may increase health risk. Making conscious choices on how your drinks and food are stored daily can stop the toxic chemicals from creeping into your diet.

Double Walled Stainless Steel has many benefits and here is a list to persuade you to invest in a great cup!

Top 6 Benefits of Double Walled Stainless Steel Cups

1. Stainless Steel lasts forever.
2. Stainless Steel does not break.
3. Stainless Steel is non-toxic.
4. Using Stainless Steel will reduce the use of disposable cups, reducing trash.
5. Double Walled Stainless Steel keeps cold food cold, and hot food hot.
6. Stainless Steel fits in car drink holders.
7. Stainless Steel is corrosion and temperature resistant
8. Stainless Steel is hygienic being dish washer safe and withstanding high temperatures.
9. Stainless Steel is lighter than glass.
10. Stainless Steel is cost effective.

Canning Strawberry Guava's

Strawberry Guava
Strawberry Guava

We have a Strawberry Guava bush in our front yard. The berries become ripe in mid September and we always have more than we can use. The fruit is the size of cherries and don't disappoint in tasting like a cross between a strawberry and a guava. The color of the skin is a deep dark purple red and is screaming that it is anti-oxidant rich.
Strawberry Guava Berries
Strawberry Guava Berries

High in Vitamin C, Calcium and Potassium, Strawberry Guava's make a great snack. A popular way to eat them is to cut off the ends and pop them in your mouth. One drawback from strawberry guavas, they have small seeds.

Seeds, Seeds, Seeds!

If you can handle swallowing small seeds, then this is the fruit for you. Serving fruit to others can be deterred however because of the amount of seeds in such a small berry. And to add insult to injury, the seeds can fall through a normal colander, and also stick to the pulp and not separate in a mesh sieve.

I implore others reading this, is their a good way to separate the seeds?

Canning Strawberry Guava
Canning Strawberry Guava
I have scoured the internet looking for a canning recipe. My goal is to discover a way to get the guava pulp separated from the seeds, without boiling out of the nutrients. So far I haven't been successful. It would be able to be used for so many things! Filler for pastry, topping for ice cream, marinade for meat, added to cocktails and the list goes on. The size of the seeds make it difficult to separate with a colander. right now I will have to settle for the whole berries canned to maintain the nutrition by not overcooking.  Let me know your successes with this fruit!

wikilink for strawberry guava

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It's the little things

It's the little things
It's the Little Things...
It's the little things throughout the day that can be a stress relief. For our family it is our beautiful walk to school. At the end of each cul-de sac paths meander into a beautiful walkway that leads us all to school. What genius this was for the builders in our community to include!  Little did these planners know that this walk will be ingrained into my brain as one of the best events of my life.

Our kids don't know about traffic jams and gridlock, they know about petting dogs, exploring the bushes and talking to friends. Our back yards may be small with the new age of development, however the community space opens our ability to connect and belong in unity.

The dogs eyes are always longing for a ball thrown at the green space. The kids want to go as well...and want to be tickled-chased by me. And sometimes I would rather stay at home in my jammies, but when I get myself out, I am always rewarded with the gift it brings my spirit.

You may look at this and wish you had the same, but I'm sure if you think about it their is a gem of a space in your community that gives you calm. Where do you meditate? What will be a space you will think about when your older and unable to walk? Where is your spot that gives you a sense of gratitude?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Who is MoxyMug ?

MoxyMug Logo
Moxymug is launching in 2017, a Stainless Steel double walled mug. We will offer personalized logo's and text that you can have us etch into your mug. We seek to tap into the spirit of active on-the-go people that love to have a mug that can go with them and represent their individualism!

We will use this blog to inspire positive spirit with meditation, outdoor interests and other things that motivate a great morning to go with your drink in your MoxyMug!

Why Moxy? The definition of moxy is "force of character, determination, grit". We know everybody's daily life can identify with moxy. A yearning to be better, striving for positive greatness are what all of us are about. Having a cup in your hand starts your day off right.

Charity. We are set up to offer a great product that can create greatness with small donations equaling up to be a substantial benefit for society. Bear with us in our beginning months as we work out the kinks to get a great system of giving. 

We hope your enjoy our blog, and stay tuned as we get up and running!