Short of Thanksgiving and Christmas, Independence Day ranks pretty high on my personal list of great food holidays. Poised smack dab in the middle of the summer, July 4th brings Americans together to celebrate the land of the free and home of the brave. And, if you’re my family, you also celebrate great food.


Each year, our friends and family gather together at our house, mostly because we have a pool (okay, maybe that’s the only reason), which keeps the kids busy and the adults happy. Last year, we decided to go with a potluck-style picnic, which prompted me to check our garage for all of our picnic supplies. I looked all around for what I like to call “the coolest cooler ever” (I swear I coulda been a stand-up comic) but couldn’t find it anywhere. As you can tell by the photo of the cooler bag, you wouldn’t think it would be tough to find in the garage.

It took 30 minutes of searching to find that it was tucked away behind the blow-up pool toys and endless mess of soccer balls, basketballs and other sporting equipment.

Anyway, to say that this is the coolest cooler ever ($32 online) would be an understatement. With the water-resistant leatherette design, it will keep your food cool, and you looking even cooler. Just don’t lose it in your garage, which is totally uncool.

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Don’t forget to enter our 2015 Watermelon Carving Contest! We still need plenty of entries in the “Beginner” category, so all you new carvers should definitely enter for a chance to win. The deadline for entries is 11:59 PM on August 3. There are $4,000 in prizes and the first 25 entrants will receive a Dexas watermelon cutting board. Check out the official contest web page for categories, judging criteria and how to enter!


  1. Pamela Gaymon says:

    I freakin’ LOve this Watermelon Cooler !!! I would be the envy of all these watermelon lover’s everywhere if I won this.I could just see myself now on the beach with some melon cut up ready to eat & some cold drinks !!!

  2. Tammy Lynn says:

    I would love to win the Watermelon bag , I have never won anything and this would be a first for me. I love this site.Watermelon to me is a major part of summer just like hot dogs,swimming and good times and of course Family and good friends

  3. Sue Dietrick says:

    Have watermelon will travel!

  4. Dale Harper says:

    My wife collects all things watermelon!! She would love me so much extra if I won this for her!

  5. Sheila says:

    This is one awesome bag, perfect for the weekend get togethers.

  6. jeannine d says:

    we love watermelon! So healthy and yummy

  7. Laurie says:

    I love fresh watermelon and I love watermelon juice. I drink watermelon juice after working out. It is so refreshing and hydrating.

  8. Marie Canesi says:

    That is such a “cool” cooler, I would love to be sporting one to my summer cookouts.BEing a culinary coach, I always love to share fun food items.

  9. Jenn m. says:

    awesome cooler! Please encourage growers to bring back more seeded varieties! They have better flavor!

  10. Cheryl Wright says:

    Watermelon has always been my fruit of choice, ever since I was a child. I freeze watermelon juice to use during the cold winter months, when fresh isn’t available. Brings back the taste of summer amidst the winter snow….

  11. Cindy Carver says:

    I love all things watermelon. So glad I found this blog !

  12. The Watermelon Guy says:

    We’re glad you’re here, Cindy!

  13. Eileen Follette says:

    I Love this, Super Cute :)

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