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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Jessica Baltazar

November 26, 2013
Jessica Baltazar, UncommonGoods
Jessica Baltazar, UncommonGoods Outbound Warehouse Team Lead

My hometown is…
Brooklyn, NY

What I love most about life is….
The beauty of it. No matter how bad things get, there is always something beautiful to keep us going forward.

My relationship with my mother nature is…
Uncertain. The shifts in climate temperature are off the radar these days.

My favorite process in the warehouse is…
Training seasonal employees. I love the fast-paced environment and the loudness the atmosphere brings. I get the opportunity to teach and train people about our operations, plus meet some amazing, unique individuals.

My style is…
Effortless. Effortless in a good way though. I don’t put too much thought into what I choose to wear, but one thing’s for sure: I make sure I look good once I step out the door.

An uncommon fact about me…
Someday I would like to vacation in a forest and learn to live a hunter-gatherer lifestyle for a month.

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
That patience is a virtue and people respect you more for having that quality.

Would you rather… be a movie star, or a successful CEO (or neither)?
I’d absolutely rather be a successful CEO! Owning my own business is one of my long term goals. I would not want paparazzi ruining my life. No thank you.

Gift Guides

Gift Lab: How to Make Fruit-flavored H2O

April 18, 2013

Research
A glass water bottle with a built in fruit infuser. What a brilliant idea! is the first thought that came across my mind. I’ve never heard about this product and finding out about it would make a change in my lifestyle. All of my life I’ve grown accustomed to drinking soda and juice, neglecting water which is necessary to keep our bodies properly hydrated. Breaking this bad habit by using the Flavor Infuser Water Bottle would help me transition from my lack of water intake.

Hypothesis
Infusing fruits into water on a daily basis will lead to a healthier lifestyle and water being an essential part of my life.

Experiment
With a variety of fruits I will mix and match them and properly infuse them into water creating a couple of different types of fruitful H2O. Below was my favorite concoction.

Watermelon Lemon Basil Water
Step 1: Finely slice lemons into 6-8 pieces
Step 2: Cut watermelons into small cubes (10-12 cubes)
Step 3: Chop 8 basil leaves in half
Step 4: Take the center piece of the infuser and add lemons, watermelons, and basil leaves together.
Step 5: Place the top onto the center piece.
Step 6: Fill the glass water bottle with water.
Step 7: Place the center piece inside of the glass bottle and place the main top on to seal the bottle.
Step 8: Let the infusion begin! Wait 30 minutes until you drink the water. Enjoy!

Conclusion
This infuser is definitely a hit. After experimenting with different fruits my outlook on drinking water has changed. Using this product created a fun experience. Researching the different fundamentals of fruits and water helped me in having a want to drink water. It’s simple, it’s easy and I am becoming a water-loving person.

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