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Ball Jars and International Can-It-Forward Day

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Did you know tomorrow (Saturday),

August 16th, is International Can-It-Forward day?


There is going to be quite an event taking place, one you definitely don’t want to miss.


When Ball Brand contacted me to review and celebrate in this day,

I jumped at the chance.

Collecting these jars, especially vintage/colorful jars, is something I love to do.

Ball jars are not only great for decorating, they seem to carry memories with them.

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Like my grandparent’s salsa.  They would spend days and hours

preparing and canning their tasteful creation.

When I received that jar full of salsa, I knew the whole family was in for a treat!

Every time I look at a Ball Jar I think of them.

My grandma, at 92, still enjoys canning with my aunt.

(She’s even shared her secret salsa recipe).


Have you seen the new Limited Edition Spring Green Heritage Collection Jars?

They are beautiful.

When I received them, I immediately thought of a Root Beer Float Sunset Party.

Limited Edition Mason Jars deserve a vintage kitchen table.

Don’t you agree?


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With turquoise, orange, and blue.


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Add a couple Adirondack Chairs, lantern, and concrete bunny.

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Straws for sipping in every color with striped napkins to achieve a playful, colorful twist.

 (found at Ikea)

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And… I can’t forget the sunflowers.

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The sunflowers weren’t quite open, but the look they gave was actually pretty unique.

It’s as if they were blowing in the wind.

Like hair blowing on an extremely windy day.

As the sun set,

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I knew I had to move quickly.

Ice cream in Arizona summer heat doesn’t last long.

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Ice cream and Virgil’s Root Beer was added to the Ball Jars.

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It’s fun to watch the Root Beer foam explosion as the liquid hits the ice cream.

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Now it was time to enjoy the Root Beer Float treat at Sunset.

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and did they ever…

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What a great way to celebrate International Can-It-Forward Day.

Root Beer Floats at Sunset!

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How will you celebrate International Can-It-Forward Day?


As Jarden Home Brands hosts its first annual International Can-It-Forward Day, you may want to check out the live webcast with Bravo’s Top Chef judge, Hugh Acheson.  There will be a live webcast on  They will also be exploring alternative uses for Ball brand jars. 


The event is taking place at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Farmers Market and, in addition to canning demos where viewer questions will be answered in real-time by Chef Acheson and other experts, there will also be segments on crafting, herb gardening and the brand’s new drinkware line!  They will also be attempting a Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Mason Jar Mosaic!


That’s not all…

Ball Brand is offering a huge GIVEAWAY for one of my readers – YOU!


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Here’s what you could win…


  • The New Limited Edition Spring Green Heritage Collection Jars (6 pint/6 quart “Perfection” jars)
  • 4-pack 16oz Drinking Mugs  (sturdy handled glass mugs)
  • Mason Jar Infuser (sturdy BPA-free plastic top fits on any wide mouth mason jar – equipped with a hanging basket which you can fill with your favorite herbs, fruits, etc to add a hint of flavor to water, tea or spirits)
  • Sip and Straw Lid (Fits perfectly atop any Wide Mouth or Regular Mouth Ball Jar)


Enter Away…

and have fun!



Every. Single. Moment.



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***Ball Brands provided the jars for me to review.  I share with you items I enjoy and hope you will find them useful as well.***

36th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show Ticket Giveaway

Atlanta Home Show 2014

This weekend is the 36th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show!

Hometalk and the Atlanta Home Show are giving away Four Pairs of tickets!

Atlanta Home Show Giveaway

Four of you have the opportunity to be lucky winners and you can bring a guest.

The Atlanta Home Show, March 21-23rd, is the place to get ready for Spring.

Atlanta Home Show 2014

With over 360 companies, the opportunity to learn about landscaping, outdoor living, interior design, remodeling, kitchen gadgets, furniture, appliances and everything for the home is under one roof at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

There is also some pre-show buzz about the original host

Atlanta Home Show 2014

Ahmed Hassan – the original host of Yard Crashers.

He will be appearing Saturday at the Reliable Heating & Air Home Show Stage.


I am really looking forward to this event – I hope to see you there!


Check out more about this amazing show here.

The Atlanta Home Show is an event you won’t want to miss!


Because the show is this weekend, to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below.

For a second chance, leave a comment on the Slipcovered Grey Facebook page.

The winners will be drawn and awarded this Thursday.

Good Luck!



***Thanks to Hometalk and the Atlanta Home Show for providing tickets to four lucky Slipcovered Grey readers.  They also provided me with a pair so I don’t miss out on the fun – I hope to see you there!***

Show Information:

Friday, March 21: 10am-6pm
Saturday, March 22: 10am-7pm
Sunday, March 23: Noon-6pm

Ticket Prices

General Admission – $10

Adults 65+ (With ID) – FREE

Children 12 and under – FREE

Military (With Valid ID) – Buy One Get One FREE

Skip the ticket line and purchase your tickets online!

Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

24-hour Free Information: 770-798-1997

Intersection of Cobb Parkway/US Hwy 41 and I-285
Across from Cumberland Mall

****Thanks, everyone, for entering – the giveaway is now closed. 

I will be contacting winners via email with further information!  Have fun at the show!*****


The Perfect Gift and Duluth Trading Co. Giveaway

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Have you shopped for the perfect gift? 

You know, a gift that makes that special someone want to hold on and treasure for a lifetime? 

Well, search no more because I believe I have found it – the perfect gift that’s wrapped in one package.

How would you like to find this piece of leather perfection under the tree?…


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Um… yeah… it is gorgeous isn’t it? 

This Leather Convertible Messenger handbag from Duluth Trading Co. is made to last a lifetime. 

This isn’t the total gift… remember, I said a gift wrapped in one package.  Well, the package is the bag, but imagine opening it and finding some great goodies inside too.


The Perfect Gift

After unzipping the bag, you will find a Free Swingin’ Flannel Shirt Jac and Boiled Wool Beanie.  As you know, I am loving my Shirt Jac, in case you missed it, you can see my previous review here.  I wear this Jac everywhere.  It keeps me cozy warm and is fun receiving compliments when I wear it.

The Boiled Wool Beanie is a plus for chilly days. 

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I especially like it, because it is not itchy and has a fleece lining that sits perfectly over the ears for super warmth and softness.  It’s also designed to hold it’s shape so it will always sit nicely on the head.

I know you want to see more of the amazing Convertible Messenger,

and I want to show you all of the ways in which I think it truly is the perfect lifetime gift.


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The oiled full-grain cowhide is supple and soft. 

The brown color is beautiful now, but as it ages the cowhide will develop a rich patina.

Love that!

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I am carrying the bag over the shoulder as a messenger…

With a pocket for my cell phone, sunglasses, and a place for an Ipad, I can carry it all.

I especially like that it can be zipped up so everything stays inside.

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This bag is deep which is a bonus because I carry my camera with me everywhere I go and it fits perfectly. 

Cameras can be heavy so I appreciate the fact that I can adjust the straps and wear the bag as a backpack. 


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So… would you like to find this under your tree?

It’s the perfect gift, don’t you think?


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Now we need a drum roll…

Duluth Trading Co. wants to make your Holidays extra special

Holiday Giveaway

by offering one lucky reader a $50.00 gift card. 

Just in time for gift giving!

How perfect is that?

There are so many ways to enter…

so enter away and share with your friends.


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What would you buy with a Duluth Trading Co. $50.00 gift card? 

Would you use it to purchase a gift for someone or spoil yourself?

Good Luck!





***When I thought of the perfect gift, I thought this would be it.  I am loving this handbag, beanie, and flannel. Duluth Trading Co. was kind to provide the items for me so I could share with you what I think is the perfect gift.  The perfect gift all in one package.  All opinions above are my own.***

Disclaimer:  Contest ends December 9, 2013.  One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter after entry methods have been confirmed.  The winner will be notified by email – if no response within three days, a new winner will be chosen.  Winner is responsible for international shipping rates if they apply.   

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