having a ball

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Mason jars!  Who doesn’t own at least one,  or in my case ten thousand!

The multipurpose glass containers are convenient for a number of reasons;  they’re perfect for storing food, awesome for drinking purposes, they can be used as planters or whatever your heart desires.

So needless to say that when BALL  approached me with a possible partnership to celebrate  “Can- It – Forward- Day” I jumped on the occasion.

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Now in its sixth year, ” Can- It – Forward- Day” was born from the desire to share or pay forward  the joy and benefits of canning, bringing together canners, gardeners and food enthusiasts alike.

Can-It-Forward Day also supports communities offline, five small, local, non-profit organizations have been selected with the help of participating bloggers to benefit from the event. For every like, share, reaction and comment on the Can-It-Forward Day Facebook Live videos today (July 22) a $1 donation will be made to local charities.

Want to participate? Below are a few ways you can:

  • Engage with any of the Facebook Live recipe videos and a donation will be made to charity.
  • Pledge to can-it-forward by signing up via the pledge page and share with friends.
  • Engage with any of the Facebook Live recipe videos and a donation will be made to charity.

milknhoneepickled rainbow carrots with coriander: yes please!

In addition to engaging in one of the above mentioned ways; I’m also hosting a fun giveaway. Ball has recently released a brand new canning an preserving book filled with recipes and preserving techniques.

I will be the first to admit that this book will most likely rival all canning books you’ve ever read ( if any). The step by step instructions are extremely simple to follow and are sure to make you a canning expert in no time!

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Because of the book, I’ve come to the realization that canning is somewhat of an art form. It requires patience and attention to detail.

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In true sharing is caring fashion,  please find details on how to enter the giveaway below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


So tell me have you canned before? Share your experience below!

Until next time.

 

 

 

 

meez meals

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It’s no secret that I enjoy a good meal!

Don’t believe me?

Take a scroll through my instagram feed and you will see that the proof is in the pudding. See what I did there… Pudding (yum).

But what I enjoy most are the staples of a great meal; good ingredients!

Last month we ( as in my little chef Neriah and I) had the pleasure of reviewing Meez Meals, a local food service that delivers healthy deliciousness right to your door.

Their meals require very little prep, and by prep I mean removing the ingredients from the bag and cooking them.

No onions to chop, no carrots to peel, everything is sliced, diced, measured and ready to go.

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HOW IT WORKS:

The menu changes weekly, which means no monotony for your taste buds. For instance this week’s entres consist of Grilled Zucchini Quesadilla Tacos, Streak Quinoa Bowl and Tahitian Chicken Paella to name a few.

You also get to set ingredient options, so if you have specific dietary restrictions ( vegeterian, gluten free or dairy free)  they’ve got you covered.

To read more about how it works click here

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Our recipe was the Sweet Basil Chicken Tacos with French Style Slaw. We made this recipe a little over a month ago so it’s not currently available on the meez meals site, but I can attest to the freshness of the ingredients and the deliciousness of the overall meal.

The meal took less than 50 minutes to make and much less to enjoy thanks to my ravenous crew!

It also came with little recipe cards with step by step instructions on exactly what needed to be done.

Meez Meals makes it so incredibly easy ; amateur chefs instantly become culinary greats!

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I had a wonderful video to share but my editing software had other plans. I will certainly notify you once it’s up, so make sure to follow us on Instagram ( milknhonee) to stay up to date!

If you’re in Chicago and surrounding area, I urge, yes urge you to give Meez Meals a try, you will not be disappointed.

If you do let me know, would love to hear about your experience.

Until next time.

“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.”

 

-Ecclesiastes 8:15

*compensation was provided for this post  but opinions are my own.

 

 

summer dress

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To know me is to know that I don’t do dresses. I will let you in on a little secret, a little over 9 years ago, I actually considered getting married to my now husband in a white pant suit.

Of course being that I am my mother’s only daughter the idea didn’t fly, so I got married in a dress. To know me is to also know that I was the spokesperson for all things denim; don’t get it twisted –  a good pair of jeans, a tee and some comfy shoes are still my go to.

But thangs have changed!

These HAWT Chicago days will make you reconsider pants and clothes altogether. So on the first day of the city’s blistering heat I took another vow, this time to myself. I vowed to keep my summer looks as simple as possible by wearing plenty of dresses.

Besides I’m a mom of two, who has time to come up with outfits, and by outfits I mean a top with a coordinating bottom. Certainly not I!

Dresses are simple; like the one pictured above,  I got it from Asos during one of their awesome sales , Asos always has great sales!

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I paired mine with my silver oxfords, but it can pretty much be paired with flip flops, heels, kicks – name it you can pair it.

milknhonee.comI love the loose fitting style – not a fan of body hugging clothes… Unless they’re jeans!

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milknhonee.comthe robot, the best thing since sliced bread.

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What is something you plan on doing this summer? Drop a line below!

Until next time.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

-2 Corinthians 5:17