Refreshing Blackberry Iced Tea

blackberry iced tea recipe


This has been my most-viewed post ever!! Thank you to everyone for visiting my lil old blog! :)

Spring has arrived and now is the perfect time to get started on your sweet tea drinking, so I decided to bump this one to the top of the page so more people can view it!

Do you want to cool down with a refreshing, low calorie summertime drink?

We have an overabundance of blackberries on our property so I am always looking for ways to use them! Here is what I did to make this delicious and refreshing beverage:

  • First combine 2 cups of fresh blackberries and 3/4 cup Sugar.  Combine together and either mash or puree in a food processor (we prefer to taste the fruit pieces in our drink so we chose to simply mash ours).
  • Mix with 1 gallon of unsweetened Ice Tea (I used Lipton tea made from tea bags at home)
  • Serve over ice, Garnish if desired and enjoy! 

When I made these, I used Tall Glass Beer Steins, but I have since switched to these Yorkshire Mason Jar Mugs and I love it! There is just something about Iced Tea in a mason jar that makes me smile. :)




Even my husband loves this tea and he is not a tea drinker!

*45 calories per 8 ounce serving.

Mother’s Day Idea: 20% off Any Local Groupon Deal!

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Are you looking for the perfect Mother’s Day idea?

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Mom will love this!

Be sure and use promo code GREENMAN at checkout to get your discount, but don’t forget, this deal ends tonight!


Inflatable Water Play Center Just $30 {Was $44.99}

inflatable water play center

Are you ready for Summer? I just spotted this fun  Intex Dinosaur Inflatable Play Center for just $30 at Amazon!  Regular price on this is $44.99 and this looks like so much fun for the kiddos!

  • Water flows to palm tree sprayer and waterfall adjusts with control valve
  • Landing mat for extra padding
  • Drain plug in pool floor
  • Capacity: 57-gallon
  • Comes with repair patch

Amazon often has awesome deals, make sure you check out all of the recent Amazon deals we have posted!

Plus, don’t forget that you can sign up for a Free Prime Trial with Amazon Prime and then you don’t have to pay shipping!


Amazon’s pricing can change without notice. Price listed is accurate at time of posting.

Free Short Stack of Pancakes Today at IHOP!

ihop free pancakes

Today is National Pancake Day, which means you can get a FREE SHORT STACK OF PANCAKES at IHOP!!

Today is the day to get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes*
between 7 AM and 7 PM at IHOP®. Then, consider leaving a donation to
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® or other designated local charities.
Together with guests like you, we’ve raised nearly $20 million since 2006—
one free short stack at a time. Now that’s the power of pancakes!