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Eight by Kate
Enter the Entrepreneur with Nicole Harvey, co-founder of Mason-re
I am so excited to announce a brand new collective of fabulous female influencers and entrepreneurs. We are the Creative Maven Collective. We’ve come together to promote THE BEST gifts for 2020. You really don’t want to miss this. These gifts are fun, unique, and fit many different budgets.
We’ve Got You Covered!
I’m sure there are people on your list that you cringe every year about what to get them. Do you think they already have EVERYTHING? Do you need ideas for their kids? Do you want to impress a boyfriend, girlfriend or picking mother-in-law? We’ve got you covered!
In this holiday gift guide, you’re sure to find SOMETHING for everyone on your list. Best of all, nearly all products are having amazing holiday sales.
Celebrate sustainably this holiday easy with a gift from Mason-re. Mason jars are the perfect reusable food storage container, but glass bottoms can be scary for carrying around- enter Mason-re. These silicone koozies provide the perfect protection for glass jars and keep drinks hot or cold.
Read the full issue here.
Read the full issue here.
That Girl At The Party is one of the longest-running online lifestyle sites and now a digital magazine, as well. Published by lifestyle expert, Courtney Henley, the 2020 holiday issue features all the gifts, toys, tech gifts, foods, recipes, beauty, streaming films and inspiration you need to make this holiday season bright.
They say the home is where the heart is and these days home is the heart of everything. Our homes are our offices, schools, dance studios, fitness centers, restaurants and more. It has not been an easy transition, but being home has been a shift in our non-stop on-the-go lives. Here are a few gifts that celebrate our home spaces.
All our gatherings this year through sun and snow have been and will remain outside. We will have hot cocoa with friends around the fire pit. Even cocktail hour with my girlfriends will be outside in the wintry backyard. The best vessel for just about anything outside is a Mason jar. The jars are portable and sturdy. I love dressing them up with these Mason-re koozies not only because they’re cute but they serve a function. They keep your hands from getting too cold with a nicely iced cocktail and protect your hands from anything too hot as well.
See the fill gift guide here.
I love giving gifts. It’s fun to find that special something or that perfect unusual item that I know the receiver will love. Here’s my gift guide.
I used to enjoy a bit of hustle and bustle during the holiday season. But any more, that hustle and bustle has turned into a chaotic environment! It’s push and hurry, and stressful.
I don’t like it. It takes away from the meaning of shopping for fun presents for those I love. I still do some in-person shopping at local shops. I do love supporting small local businesses.
But I’ve discovered that I really like online shopping for Christmas buying. Shopping online I can do from my own home at my convenience and it is soooooo much more relaxing and enjoyable.
I thought I’d recommend to you some items that I think would be great presents. Some of these are directly canning related…some are just things I like, and I think you will too.
I have one of these wide-mouth koozies, and they are so nice. I love the feel of the silicone. These koozies sit on a table or counter level and stay secure. I’ve had cup holders that make the jar seem unsteady and feels like it is going to tip. Not with this koozie. My personal favorite is the purple. Place an individual-serving-size hot apple cider mix or a flavored tea bag in the jar with this to make a nice gift.
See the full gift guide here.
It goes without saying that 2020 has been a long year. For the women in your life holiday gifts that inspire self-care are some of the best ways to show you know exactly how hard this year has been.
With the extremely good likelihood the Christmas will be yet another skipped family gathering, finding the fun and unique gifts that can go direct to your recipient is the perfect way to add a little joy to the season, completely stress free.
I’ve always been a huge fan of mason jars but if you tried to pick some up this fall you know that 2020 has truly been the season of the jar! I use Mason Jars for storing food, drinking glasses, vases and keeping dry goods in my cupboard.
When I first learned about Mason-re I was excited to give them a try. Mason-re makes silicone koozies for all your favorite jars, allowing you to protect the glass or even keep hot and cold beverages the appropriate temperature.
Each koozie fits perfectly on a wide mouth jar and comes in a variety of colors, allowing you to customize a set for the whole family. Each silicone koozie is BPA free and completely dishwasher safe making it easy to work them into daily use as your favorite new drinking glass.
See the whole guide here.
Interested in other holiday shopping inspiration? Check out the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide.
BY: ALISON BLACKMAN
“Home for the holidays” used to mean packing up the car or suitcases and traveling to visit family. Now, it literally might mean staying home for the holidays. Whether you’re quarantining, or simply not feeling in the mood to travel, you can make your home for the holidays more satisfying with some products that really bring joy and cheer! These also make holiday gift ideas. All are available online so you don’t have to worry!
I’ve won many blue ribbons for my home-made jams and jellies in local and state fairs. They’re always canned in Mason jars. I have a big collection of these jars.
But did you know they’re useful for other things? I’ve made bathroom accessories and vases and more. Now, I can also use them for drinks and storage thanks to Mason-re’s stash jars and clever 100% silicone koozies.
The small re:stash jar comes in many colors with an eco fiber child-resistant lid to keep the kids (and others) out of your (legal) well… whatever you want to keep from prying eyes and hands and noses. The koozie (also comes in tons of colors) makes a cute party accessory or a way to extend your drinking glass collection (great for outdoors). You can drink hot or cold beverages from a mason jar with these silicone koozies.
They also make colorful storage jars. Our 4 oz.. re:stash jar is $16+ A 16oz. koozie Christmas set (red and green) is $19. Jars are not included. Other sizes, colors and groupings are available at www.mason-re.com.
See the full Gift Guide here.
“Less is More” seems to be the signature saying for the company Mason-re; a business built from the belief that manufacturing of more products is less crucial than fueling the functionality of a mere few. Not only do they sell an array of classy and creative mason jars, but now they cultivated a new silicone cover to fit all of them!
The jars themselves are covered in different colors and showcase different symbols/sayings. Individuals can spend anywhere from $5.00 to $70.00 on their chalices. Opportunities are always open for working with interested wholesalers and retailers.
The “sleeves” aka koozies that are now being sold as jar seals range in size from four to sixteen-ounces. They are a hundred percent composed of silicone, are BPA free, and absent of animal products. All are fully safe to place in the microwave or dishwasher, and did I mention they are affordable – $8.00 to $14.00! There is also an option to order customized koozies, which are available in four different sizes and nine colors.
Turning towards Black Friday, Mason-re is offering a site wide discount of 25% that runs through November 30, 2020. To obtain the discount, use the code: ART25.
To view their current inventory, visit: https://www.mason-re.com/
See the full Holiday Gift Guide here.
One of our founders, Nicole Harvey was recently interviewed on the Passage to Profit podcast.
We encourage you to listen to the whole episode because it's great, or you can listen to Nicole's segment starting at 40:51.
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🎙HERE'S A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE COMPANIES AND INVENTIONS FEATURED ON TONIGHT'S #PassagetoProfit SHOW! 🤩 Tune into @iheartradio and @wor710, TONIGHT SUNDAY, September 20th at 11 pm EDT or listen via this link: https://www.iheart.com/live/710-wor-5874/ 👈 ✨Guest: Joni Rogers-Kante from @senegenceinternational ✨Executive Spotlight: Larry Prince from #PrinceLeadership ✨Entrepreneur Presenter: Lisa Guenst from @toothshower ✨Entrepreneur Presenter: Nicole Harvey from @masonreproducts #richardgearhart #elizabethgearhart #inventor #invention #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #startup #iheart #wor710 #theinventorsshow #jonirogerskante #senegence #larryprince #princeleadership #lisaguenst #toothshower #nicoleharvey #masronre
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🤩 GET SOME HIGH-LEVEL ADVICE FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS FROM JONI ROGERS-KANTE, FOUNDER OF @senegenceinternational! 🎙On this Sunday's #PassagetoProfit show, Joni offers many insights and tells the story of how she built a hugely successful international multi-level marketing company out of her passion for cosmetics and skincare. Joining Joni is Larry Prince, a business consultant and CEO for Prince Leadership, helping small and middle market companies grow revenue, lead stronger teams and run smoothly even through times of change and uncertainty. 🤩 The incredible entrepreneur presenters joining are Lisa Guenst from @toothshower, offering a complete oral home care suite for the shower for flossing and preventing gum disease. Nicole Harvey from @masonreproducts, a company that invented the first silicone koozie to perfectly fit a wide mouth pint jar - the best way to insulate a hot or cold beverage! Tune in THIS SUNDAY, September 20th at 11 pm EDT on @iheartradio or @wor710 or listen via this link: https://www.iheart.com/live/710-wor-5874/ 👈 #richardgearhart #elizabethgearhart #inventor #invention #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #startup #iheart #wor710 #theinventorsshow #jonirogerskante #senegence #larryprince #princeleadership #lisaguenst #toothshower #nicoleharvey #masronre
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Check out the other guests on the podcast:
Joni Rogers-Kante is the founder and CEO of SeneGence International, a privately owned American multi-level marketing company that sells skincare and makeup products, including the LipSense product line internationally. Joni’s dream, of developing a company that offered an unparalleled opportunity for Distributors to build a business by selling products that truly work, through a global network opportunity, has become a phenomenal success. Read more at: https://seneweb.senegence.com/
Larry Prince is the CEO of Prince Leadership, a business consultancy that works with small and middle market companies to grow revenue, strengthen, lead people and advance financial management. As a trusted advisor, he applies creative ways to help teams solve critical business problems, make tough decisions and lead through change. Read more at: https://www.princeleadership.com/
Lisa Guenst is the inventor of Toothshower a complete oral home care suite for the shower, offering a new interdental cleaner to help combat gum disease. New irrigating toothbrushes, gum massager and water pick, at https://toothshower.com/
"Them city folk was drinking from mason jars!" -Neal McCoy
My ode to Ball, Kerr and Atlas continues from last week’s post on mason jar lids.
My favorite place in my hometown is on our family farm. Lately, we’ve been clearing sheds for a farm party. My husband (the “city slicker” to my dad) uncovered mason jars of all shapes covered in decades of dirt. No one wanted them and I feared they were about to be discarded, but Matt (the hubby and typically the thrower between the two of us) surprised me and spared them.
Our mason jar treasure find on the farm
To return the jars to their former glory, I soaked them in hot water and eucalyptus Dr. Bronner castile soap* (for eucalyptus’ anti-bacterial effect). After a little scrub, they were good as new.
Matt set an assortment of eight and 16 ounce jars in our cupboards for drinking glasses, and we also store homemade foods (ie. nut butter) and leftovers in them.
Our perty new jars were ready to make their re-debut on the farm, where they’d previously been hiding in the shadows for far too long.
We have a mid-afternoon break ritual on the farm, formerly a beer break turned greens juice break the last couple years! My dad would likely claim our break time has mutated into choking down lagoon drinks, much to his dismay (though we know he secretly likes it).
Sippin’ out of a mason jar on the tailgate of a truck on a hot summer day sounds picturesque, right?! The only flaw in the picture I’m painting is that glass breaks!
I’ve certainly shattered my share of glass water bottles getting in and out of the car over the years. Oopsies! Clumsy hands. A plastic protein shaker cup is a logical answer for hauling protein and greens drinks on the road or outside, but plastics can leach chemicals into drinks, especially when they’re exposed to heat. I thought it was time to fabricate a silicone zippered sleeve for our mason jars (to protect them from shattering).
The hubby once again saves the day, with the environmentally-friendly koozies he spotted from Mason-re. Hats off to my city slicker;)
Mason-Re protective koozie
The Orgeon-based company sells BPA-free silicone koozies for eight ounce (regular-mouth) and 16 ounce (wide-mouth) mason jars in a variety of shades. Color me happy!
Mason-re does custom laser-etching too. Time for some Native Gypsies branded koozies! I contacted the company, and they were happy to provide us with a sample to review for the site. TY!
Keep your jars safe while being eco-friendly at home, in the car, camping or anywhere you go (a farm maybe?!)
There may not be hard cider or beer in our afternoon drinks on the farm, but the new tradition is (slowly) growing on everyone. Well, mom might not be sold yet, but she wasn’t one for the beer breaks either.
Like the shaker lid? Check them out and see where to purchase in my mason jar protein shaker post.
Cheers! Time for a break.
Mason jars go beyond the kitchen (and for drinks on the farm). See my blog post on making your own DIY hand soap in a mason jar.
Since I quoted Neal McCoy’s “The City Put the Country back in Me” at the beginning of the post, I had to share this gem from the photo album.
Meeting a mullet-less Neal McCoy (as 19 y.o. Brooke)
On that parting note…
*In this post I have linked to one of my favorite brands on Amazon. If you happen to click through and purchase, a portion of the sales will contribute to the longevity of this here blog! We shop & support local businesses when and however we can. However, when we can’t find something locally, Amazon is a wonderful fix, and we are pleased to be affiliated. Hoorah!
city slicker mason jar on the farm