Friday, July 22, 2016

Cool Treat for Hot Summer Days (& A Giveaway)

I don't know about you, but we are having a major heat wave in NC this week. I have been trying to keep the twins entertained indoors, but we are getting a little stir crazy over here. I was given the opportunity to try out the new Ball book of Canning & Preserving and found an amazing recipe that combines the twin's two favorite summer fruits...Watermelon and Blackberries. They of course loved it and were signing "more".

And...because today is International Can It Forward Day I used a couple of my jars to serve the Watermelon-Blackberry Granita.

If you love canning, mason jar crafts, gifts or decorating with these beauties you can follow Ball  for giveaways and LIVE demonstrations going on throughout the day. You can see that all happening HERE (Facebook Live) starting at 10:00am EST
*Also, if you participate by asking questions, liking a recipe or make a pledge, a $1 donation will be made to charity. So it's a #winwin for all! 
*Have a question!? Use Twitter with hashtag #canitforward from 10am-5pm ET on July 22nd.  

That's Not All my friends! Ball is also giving ONE of my lucky readers the amazing goodies below!! 

 The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving: From the makers of the iconic Ball® jars and Ball® canning products comes the first truly comprehensive canning guide created for today's home cooks. This modern handbook boasts more than 200 brand new recipes ranging from jams and jellies to pickles, salsas, and more. (Retail value: $22.95)

Case of Collection Elite Wide Mouth Pint Jars: For the first time, the Ball® brand has introduced a line of never-before released blue colored jars.  (Retail value: $8.99/case)

One $5 off coupon to be used on

Follow the Rafflecopter below to enter! (U.S. Residents Only Please) Good Luck!

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**A HUGE Thank you to Ball Jars for sending the above products for review and giveaway. As always all of the opinions are mine and only mine. **


  1. Mason jars are some of my favorite things! I use them for everything from toothbrush holders to bridal shower decorations. We even use the big ones as our drinking glasses. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity & I'm excited to see you blogging again! I've been following you for years now :)

  2. I love using ball jars to can tomatoes and blueberry jam.

  3. That cookbook looks like a winner to me!

  4. My husband has been wanting to make kimchi and this would be perfect!

  5. I want to learn how to can, but presently I use them to store baking supplies.

  6. I use them for canning and food storage.

  7. Right now they're all used up for our garden pickles! We need more jars!!

  8. Right now I put concoctions from my juicer in them.

  9. i use them for storing craft supplies and odds and ends. I would like to venture into canning someday though

  10. I would use them for pickles and storage.

  11. I use them to store my liquid soaps!


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