Summer Popping with The Popcorn Factory Giveaway!!

Summer Popping with The
Popcorn Factory Giveaway

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Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to work with one of my great sponsors, The Popcorn Factory. Along with a group of amazing Co-Host we are happy to bring you the “Summer Popping with The Popcorn Factory Giveaway”.

Three lucky readers whom reside in the Continental United States and are 18+ years of age will win a 6 1/2 Gallon Popcorn Lover Tin of mouth watering Popcorn from The Popcorn Factory.

For more than 35 years, The Popcorn Factory has been the “popcorn authority” with their impressive collection of crowd-pleasing gifts and great-tasting snacks. They start with the finest corn grown right here in the USA and transform each kernel into premium popcorn using 100% corn oil and infusions of the very tastiest flavors. The Popcorn Factory pops over 1 million pounds of popcorn per year, and all of their popcorn is Kosher OU-D.

Since 1979, they been delighting customers with delicious, premium popcorn and impressive, all-occasion gift tins, baskets and towers. In all that time, they have remained committed to bringing you fresh product, unique ideas and above all, complete satisfaction. And they back it with this guarantee with their Popcorn Promise: “You and your recipients must be absolutely delighted!”.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsor

The Popcorn Factory

This giveaway is in no way associated, endorsed or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media networking site.This giveaway will be valid in the Continental United States Only. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway ends at 12:00 AM (EST) 8/10/2017

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Holiday Contest and Sweeps Did not receive any compensation for this giveaway. The Popcorn Factory will be totally responsible for the awarding and shipping of the prizes directly to the winners

The Perfect Picture Collage!! #GIVEAWAY!!!

Warning! Warning! This is going to be a very LOUD post!! If you listen ever-so-closely you can actually HEAR me SQUEALING and dancing in place like a little girl!!

Y’all know how much I love pictures of my 6-year-old Granddaughter Alice.  I swear that kid has had a photo taken every single day of her life. I can’t get enough of this kid!! She is SO STINKIN’ CUTE!!! Heavy on the stinkin’ which very well could be The NaNa’s fault. Maybe… a teeny little bit!

So what has me so giddy and excited today? My new wall collage from Foam Core Print. I sent off 6 picture that truly celebrate Alice being a five-year-old. All of pictures truly SCREAM Alice!

What arrived in the mail a few days later had ME screaming like a 12-year-old Valley Girl!! I swear the photo’s look BETTER than what I took. I don’t know how the folks at Foam Core Print did it… but they look BETTER than the originals!!

Let me explain a little bit about Foam Core Print they have a process that actually toughens up your artwork on gatorboard. What that means is that the photos are PART of a very sturdy gatorboard. The gatorboard and photo are fused together in such a way that there will never be any lifting of the picture. You can see that when you hold the pictures in your hands.

The pictures don’t need a frame and they are SO LIGHTWEIGHT that I put them on the wall with a small piece of museum putty.

Each of the pictures is 3/16th of an inch deep and black. The back is smooth matte black. There is no hook or wall hanging attachments on the gatorboard. However, I swear to you it doesn’t need it!!  Like I said I used a small dab of museum putty on the back and they haven’t BUDGED.  I did try the command tape but ummm well, when I was still playing with the wall placement I may have pulled a tad too hard and the Foam Core Picture was left 100% unharmed. The wall? Uhhhh yeah… not so much. So DO NOT move the picture of PopPop and Alice. Like E-V-E-R!!

I can’t stand it any more I have to share the pictures! Let’s start with packaging. (is the suspense killing you too??)

Talk about amazing protection during delivery. (*** great job shipping department!! You guys need a raise!!) Inside the box, attached to the box and then filled in with bubble wrap were my individually wrapped pictures! WOOOOOOOOW!!!
Foam Core PrintWe are talking some serious protection here!!
Foam Core Print PackagingDrum roll please………. side view of the canvas.
Foam Core PrintHere are a couple of shots and then the final placement. (notice there is room for MORE?!) I started with this placement but it wasn’t quite right………… about 30 placements later this was the final placement. With Alice and her FIGHT SONG pose at the dock in the center. I have to say my photo of these pictures don’t do it justice. So, just come over and let me show you in person. I am over the moon happy with my very durable art work.


Seriously? Did ya see the pictures? Did you? These are wonderfully crafted and expertly packed. Not a single whine here!! Now, the best part for you?! GIVEAWAY TIME!!! Oh yeah! One very lucky Peanut Butter and Whine follower will win a set of pictures or artwork from the very generous folks at Foam Core Print. Good LUCK!!!! I promise you will be giddy as well!!

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One lucky winner will receive (4) 8×10″ prints or 8×8″ prints. The folks at Foam Core Print will tell you works the best for the images you choose; trust me on this! These guys KNOW what they are doing they will not steer you wrong!!!


10 Environmental Research Projects for Your Kid’s Science Fair!!

For most students in elementary and middle school, the beginning of the year also means an introduction to year-long projects. Science projects for the annual science fair are common long-term assignments that your child may be required to complete several years in a row. If your child is struggling to come up with a great idea to use for her science fair project this year, here are some suggestions. Help her focus her efforts on environmental research with these 10 timely topics.

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1. Pollution

Pollution is the first potential topic your child could focus on for her big science project. First, she needs to decide if she’s going to highlight water, air, or land pollution for her research. Investigating the impact of pollution on two different local bodies of water may be a good way for your budding scientist to get involved in conservation efforts in the neighborhood.

2. Recycling

Another reasonable idea for your child’s science fair project could be recycling. Your child could investigate your own family’s recycling habits. After studying when and how your family recycles the most, then, your child could introduce even more ways to help reduce the amount of trash waste you put out each week to be collected. Your child can also come up with some new uses of old, discarded items and teach your family a new way to be less wasteful.

3. Solar Power

A project that highlights solar power may also make a great research topic for your child’s science fair topic. If your scholar has a knack for building things, you may want to suggest that she build a solar-powered device, such as a solar powered radio or toy car. You’ll just need to help out with the cost of materials, such as a solar cell and parts to build the item.

4. Climate Change

Climate change is a topic that is often in the news today, and it could be a good starting point for a great science fair project. Instead of simply doing research about climate change and presenting her findings, a better idea may be to conduct an experiment. For a science fair project, your child’s experiment should mimic a process already happening in the environment that is related to climate change.

5. Trash Cleanup

Although trash and waste management don’t sound like very exciting topic ideas, your child may be able to create a unique project by focusing on trash or cleaning up. For a child in elementary school, focusing on the family’s waste habits may be an age appropriate research investigation. Your child could get practice in collecting data about how much trash is thrown away each day and figure out some ways to reduce this.

6. Plant Biology

Kids who love to garden may want to focus their science fair project on plant biology or sustainable agriculture practices. For this type of project, it’s important to get started early to give your child enough time to either grow something or see the impact of a plant’s biology. Then, she could find a connection between a growing process and better sustainability efforts.

7. Water Conservation

If your kid is fascinated by water, a project in water conservation may be a smart choice. Before conducting a research investigation at home, teach your child about professional conservation efforts, such as the cadiz water project in California. Then, at home, your child could evaluate a few different methods of reducing water waste in your household.

8. Soil Issues

There are plenty of opportunities for a great science fair project related to the soil in your own backyard. If you’re on a limited budget, you can easily get materials for this type of project for free. Your child could experiment with different types of soil in the neighborhood and see if there is an impact on how a plant grows.

9. Threatened Species

If your child wants to focus her efforts on animal biology, she may learn something about the environment and the world by doing a project about an endangered species. First, she’ll need to do a little bit of background research and identify any species she has a strong interest in. Then, she may need to come up with some practical ideas that could help the species thrive.

10. Urban Sprawl

Development and urban sprawl may not be part of your child’s vocabulary, but in most neighborhoods, there could be an opportunity to study this topic. You can help your child get ideas about this topic by finding a construction site for housing or retail in your town or neighborhood. Help your child ask questions about the building process and learn about the impact the construction may be having on the local animal and plant population. Then, she can present her findings on her project for the science fair.

Don’t let your child get stressed out about choosing a topic for this year’s science fair. Help her narrow down her choices or give her some suggestions related to environmental education to help her get started toward success.

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