Happy childhood memories come in a jar…with a spout! Day 1 of My Favorite Things: Aladdin

Day 1 of My Favorite Things: Aladdin

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There are few things that make me think of summer more than a big glass jar with a spout. I had one growing up. One could find it outside and filled with ice water all summer long. Once it got cold outside the jar spent its winters on a shelf in my mom’s basement reminding us of the good times of summer. To this day when I see it on that shelf it takes me back to my childhood – playing in my kiddie pool and then eating a Pop Tart.

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Our old jar still in my Mom’s lovely basement.

You can imagine how excited I was when I got a special delivery from Aladdin Classic Glass Mason Dispenser 1 Gallon, Mint ConditionAladdin in the dead of winter – the Entertaining Collection!

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Check out the snow. A nice contrast to the happy people pictured outside.

This box of fun was filled not only with an Aladdin 1 Gallon Glass Mason Beverage Dispenser but also plastic Mason cups, insulated tumblers, and a pitcher! Perfect for the new homeowner super eager to finally have a backyard of her own where I could entertain. It also made looking at the two feet of snow outside my door much easier.

The snow melted, the sun started shining, the temperature rose and summer arrived! This year I was able to bring back those nice childhood memories in my own backyard and next to my children’s kiddie pool.

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My Aladdin Classic Glass Mason Dispenser 1 Gallon, Mint ConditionAladdin dispenser mocking it’s predecessor. *Note to my mom – I’ll bring it back later.

My Aladdin Beverage Dispenser has been the most invited guest to all our parties this summer. It still gives me a thrill every time I use it. It’s usually filled with freshly brewed iced tea. But I must say, I have a Sangria recipe with its name on it. The one gallon size is perfect to fill with enough for a large party but it still fits perfectly in my refrigerator.

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Ruby Sipper iced tea served to my lovely guests last weekend. Thank you hand model DL.

The matching Mason pitcher is perfect for day to day dining al fresco – and my daughter loves the matching cups and fun red and white striped straws.

Thank you, Aladdin for sending me some sunshine in the winter and bringing back great memories in the summer. You have become one of my favorite things!

*GIVEAWAY* The generous people of Aladdin have offered to giveaway the Aladdin 1 Gallon Glass Mason Beverage Dispenser & 16oz Classic Mason To-Go Cup 4pk pictured!

To win – please post in the comment section below:

What is your favorite summer memory around a beverage?

Winner will be chosen Saturday, August 9th.

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Here is a little more on Aladdin because as you know – I LOVE learning about the heritage of brands:

Aladdin has been creating lifestyle products since 1908. From the character lunch boxes that many carried as kids, to the stylish mugs they use for their morning coffee today, Aladdin is committed to creating thoughtful food and beverage solutions for modern lifestyles that make everyday moments better.

The Aladdin 1 Gallon Glass Mason Beverage Dispenser (MSRP: $9.48) is made with glass and is naturally BPA free & recyclable.

The 16oz Classic Mason To-Go Cup 4pk (MSRP: $7.88) is made with durable Eastman® Tritan™ that won’t crack, break or stain. They are dishwasher safe & BPA free.

The Entertaining Collection is currently 25% off on Aladdin‘s site. All yours for $29.99!

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Published by The Mint Chip Mama

Stacey Gish Wallenstein created The Mint Chip Mama blog in 2013 to share her love and passion for giving children meaningful life experiences and helping moms like her navigate the challenges and benefits of raising children in the New York metropolitan area. Before becoming a full-time mom in 2010, Stacey spent the better part of the preceding decade as a high-end customer relationship management (CRM) professional for some of the most well-known brands in the hotel, luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, such as Harrah’s Entertainment, Chanel and Christian Dior, Inc. She managed customer loyalty programs for thousands of clients around the country and created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, specialty foods, local attractions and retail locations. After 13 wonderful years in Manhattan (the last three of which spent as a city mom), Stacey and her husband moved to Long Island in 2014, where they now reside with their three children (10, 6, and 4). There, she is a founding member of her local Parenting Center, which provides classes and coordinates events designed to educate and inform parents while fostering an environment of support and friendship within the community. Stacey is also an active PTA member (and former president) as well as a Girl Scout troop leader. Her musings on motherhood, Manhattan, the suburbs, and more can be found here and on Facebook at The Mint Chip Mama. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey has been active in the New York area alumni organization for nearly twenty years, serving as a board member on the school’s University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School in New York City. For more updates, follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

14 thoughts on “Happy childhood memories come in a jar…with a spout! Day 1 of My Favorite Things: Aladdin

  1. When I was 10 my parents sent me to sleep away camp. Me and my bunk mates all used to come to camp with a few staple supply’s. One was Lipton Iced Tea mix. We used to make iced tea in our squirt bottles and bring it around to activities. We would squirt the iced tea into our mouths. Still to this day I rembember the taste and smell of that iced tea. And whenever I see Lipton Iced Tea sitting on the supermarket shelves it brings me back to my childhood at sleep away camp!

  2. To me, summer is when I can find lemonade everywhere. From high end versions in restaurants to stands run by kids, I find it difficult to resist the temptation. And the tarter the better.

  3. I fondly remember huge plastic pitchers of Lipton Iced Tea, where no matter how well you mixed it, or how much ice you put in there was always a thick layer of undissolved powder at the bottom! Totally loaded with sugar and awesomeness and I always think of summer when I see it!

  4. Remember “Bug Juice” at camp? That horrible, sugary, artificially flavored, artificially colored fruit punch that always had fans in all kids and insects alike? That’s what I remember about childhood summer beverages!

  5. My favorite memory is at camp, getting iced tea and lemonade mix, but not actually mixing it, but licking our fingers and eating the sugary powder off my finger. yum and gross all at once.

  6. My mom always made
    BBQs all summer and she would always make the adults sea breezes. She would always let me have a “sip”. I remember when I was finally allowed to have my own! I felt like such a grown up ha ha. Sea breezes = summertime!!

  7. My mom’s homemade thandai (a rich, nutritious, Indian summer time drink full of fennel) during two months of summer vacation- my fondest summer time memory. Everyday she would spend almost an hour grinding 10-15 ingredients on mortar and pestle, straining them, adding milk and making three glasses of refreshing drink for us- my dad, my brother and me. She would always skip treating herself with one. We couldn’t wait to gulp it down after playing out all afternoon in 110 degrees. I will never forget that smell and taste!

  8. Oh, yes! Iced tea… That was my favorite summertime drink. I remember being 6 years old, running out of the pool in my white eyelet bikini with my braided ponytails with pink bows as my Aunt Joanie walked towards the deck with her tan Tupperware iced tea pitcher… She always used to let me stir it up and taste it to make sure it was just right. I would always bring some iced tea to my Poppy first and then we would all sit on the deck and sip some yummy, iced cold tea! I miss those summers!

  9. The winner is— DARA!

    Thank you to everyone for participating and sharing your special memories. We really enjoyed reading them. Please come back everyday for another chance to win one of my favorite things!

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