So what have I been doing all month? Good question. I don't even know myself. Aside from researching and checking out preschools and daycares that can accomodate a child with special needs, I've been spending more time being outside than I have knitting. I wish I could say I've been knitting the entire time whilst being outside, but sadly, no. Maybe more knitting action will happen next month? But for July, here are the 5 things I've been obsessed with all month long:
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3. Ball Mason Jars
Are you really surprised at all to see this one on the obsession list? I started collecting jars a few years ago but it's only been recently that the collection has really started to grow. The collection consists mainly of a lot of Atlas Mason jars (we make a lot of pasta dishes around here) but I've been lusting after Ball Mason jars. What's the big deal you ask? Well, even though the typical canning jars you see on the shelves are produced under the same manufacturer, I prefer the Ball jars over the Bernardin jars. I haven't even seen the Kerr jars anywhere in Victoria. All 3 brands are made under umbrella company Jarden, with Ball being sold mainly in the US, with Bernardin being the Canadian equivalent, and Kerr just floating between the 2. I prefer the Ball over the Bernardin simply due to the fact that the Ball jars have the cup and ounce measurements etched into all their jars. Ball is also the only company of the 3 that has the pint and half size. I LOVE this size. It is THE perfect size. Not only is it nice and tall without being too chunky to hold, the wide mouth opening makes scrubbing out the jar a snap. Sadly, this brand is rarely sold in Canada (just the Elite collection can be found), let alone this perfect size. I have 2 of these jars, which is enough to satisfy me...for now.
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The Cuppow really goes hand in hand with the above mason jars. I simply cannot get enough of my Cuppows and I use them on a regular basis. I still think they are the best invention ever! I just wish that the wide mouth version had a bigger spout that allows you to use a straw like the regular version does.
5. Homemade Naturally Flavoured Water
I've mentioned it before but when I'm not downing strong black coffee or straight up Americanos, I'm chugging back ice cold water. This summer though I've kicked it up a flavour notch by adding some sliced fruits before chilling (in mason jars, of course!). Lemon slices are always a favourite stand by, but lately I've been loving orange slices, strawberry with mint, and kiwi! I've given cucumber slices a try but have to say that I'm not a huge fan. My sweet tooth prefers the fruit flavoured waters more. I have a feeling this obsession isn't going to go away any time soon either!