Posts Tagged ‘#Lifehack’

It’s hot. It’s muggy. You’re trying to keep your cool, but the hotter it gets, the crankier you get. We’ve all been there. Trust me, I am one of the worst offenders of this pattern. I don’t like heat. Anything over a breezy seventy-two degrees outside is a hard and angry ‘No’ for me. It’s probably why I’ve taken so well to living in the Pacific Northwest. For the most part, our summers are mild, until it hits July, and then it’s like someone turned on the damn oven.

What does any of this have to do with cookies, let alone Godiva? Well, kids, listen up because I’m about to share my best kept #Lifehack secret with you.

When you order a treat from Godiva.com, between February and November, you get a free prize in the box. What’s that, you ask? Ice packs. That’s right, I said ice packs. You see, when Godiva ships you something they want to make sure it doesn’t melt while it’s waiting for you to retrieve it. So, as part of the shipping materials, they pack a Styrofoam cooler with anywhere from one to three ice packs depending on what time of year it is. The closer to summer, the more ice packs. And, as an added bonus, you can take everything out of that cooler inside the cardboard box it all comes in, and keep it as a mini cooler to store in the car with ice and a few drinks.

Those ice packs are not only reusable, but they are large and durable. What exactly is my summer Lifehack for those ice packs? You know how disgustingly hot the inside of your car gets in the summer? I mean, it just makes you angry, and unless you’ve got an auto start for your car, you’re going to be miserably hot while you wait for the interior to cool down. You know those ice packs I was talking about? As any logical person would do, I keep them in my freezer. During the summer, I grab one on my way out the door, and tuck it between the small of my back and the car seat. It helps to keep me cool, and those ice packs last a long time.

No joke. I take them shopping with me, or when I go to the movies. I leave them in the hot car while I’m in the store, or at the movies, and when I come out that same ice pack still has a huge chunk of icy goodness inside of it. I tuck it right back in its place between me and the car when I first get in, and move it once I no longer need it. And when I get home, right back in the freezer it goes. It’s perfect! And, if you’re as accident prone as I am, you’ve got an ice pack on hand year round for those miscellaneous injuries you find yourself with.

Ok, so we’ve talked about the ice packs. But what does any of this have to do with cookies? Well, my darlings, the cookies are the best part. Specifically, these cookies. You get a collection of milk and dark chocolate cookies that are bite sized and individually wrapped. So, for those of you trying to keep that beautiful bikini body, or doing your best to get in shape with programs like P90x, Fit In 10, Weight Watchers, and the like; those little individually wrapped cookies are the perfect little treat. You can pack them in your lunch, pop one in your purse, keep a few in your desk at work, and you’ve got an easy reward on hand for all your hard work.

But, you don’t have to take my word for it. Stop by Godiva.com today and order yourself a tin of those cookies. Keep the box and cooler they come in, pop those ice packs in your freezer, and enjoy those cookies. Trust me, you won’t regret it.