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Happy National Pickle Day!

Will you be doing anything special to celebrate National Pickle Day today? How about visiting the Mount Olive Pickle Gift Shop in North Carolina?

Although I won’t be in Mount Olive on National Pickle Day, I was really excited to be able to make a stop there earlier this year with family while we were on vacation.

We successfully made it the the corner of Cucumber and Vine and found the gift shop. I was kind of surprised we had to stop at a guard station before entering the parking lot area.

Mt. Olive Pickle Gift Shop Signs

Another surprise for me was the size of the gift shop. I don’t know why, but I had envisioned a large store full of pickle themed items. It was probably a good thing the gift shop itself was smaller than I had anticipated because it still took me (and my daughters) quite a while to decide what pickle themed items we wanted to purchase – there were so many goodies to choose from!

We ended up buying t-shirts, an apron, postcards, cards and envelopes, a keychain, and a stuffed pickle toy (isn’t it cute?).

Mount Olive Ollie the Pickle Toy

We also picked up a bookmark and scratch ‘n sniff pickle stickers. So, yes, the gift shop was definitely big enough to hold plenty of pickle themed souvenirs!

Mount Olive Pickle Company Scratch and Sniff Stickers

It was also neat for me to see my book Pickles, I Like Pickles on a shelf for sale there.

Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles book cover

Did you see these 20 gifts under $25 for pickle lovers?

According to an informational sheet we picked up while at the gift shop, “Mt. Olive is the best-selling brand of pickles, peppers and relishes in the U.S.”

Mount Olive Pickle Company does not offer tours; however, if you stop in the gift shop, you can ask to watch a video about Mount Olive Pickle Company. Asking to watch the video is like a secret code to a backroom filled with jars of pickles and an area to watch the video.

My daughters and I had actually seen the video ahead of time while we were working on the course I created for Schoolhouse Teachers entitled Foods and Food Production.

Foods and Food ProductionYou can also watch the Mount Olive Pickles Tour video from the comfort of your own home here if you are unable to make the trip to Mount Olive.

Those who have the opportunity to watch the video at the gift shop will also get a chance to choose a jar of pickles to take home. My family decided to choose jars of pickles we hadn’t tried before. Thankfully, they all made the trip back home safely.

Mount Olive Pickles

I am so glad we had the opportunity to visit!

How will you celebrate National Pickle Day?

 

 

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20 Pickle Gifts Under $25 for Pickle Lovers

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Do you know what November 14th is? National Pickle Day!

In preparation of National Pickle Day, I have put together a list of 20 gifts under $25 (at the time of this writing) for pickle lovers. These would also make great Christmas gifts for those pickle lovers in your life (or yourself if you are a pickle lover)!

Check out 20 gifts under $20 for Pickle Lovers (posted for last National Pickle Day) and 20 more gifts under $20 for Pickle Lovers (posted for National Pickle Month in July) if you missed them last time.

These are all items I found by doing an online search and have not seen them in person. So, please do your own research before making a purchase to determine if it is truly what you want.

Pickle T-Shirts

These pickle t-shirts come in a variety of sizes and colors for men, women, and children. Which one is your favorite?

Just A Girl Who Loves Pickles T-Shirt

It may say “Just a Girl…”, but these shirts are available to fit men, women, and youth. There are a variety of background colors including slate, baby blue, heather grey, heather blue, and pink available.

Dancing Pickle T-Shirt

This dancing pickle t-shirt is available in select sizes for men, women, and youth. There are a variety of background color to choose from such as black, navy, royal blue, dark heather, and purple.

I Love Pickles T-Shirt

This I Love Pickles t-shirt is available in select sizes for men, women, and youth. Background colors to choose from include black, asphalt, royal blue,cranberry, and purple.

I’m Here To Eat All The Pickles T-Shirt

This t-shirt is available in select sizes for men, women, and youth. Black, navy, asphalt, royal blue, and purple are the possible background choices.

Pickle Hats

Do you prefer sun hats or baseball hats? Either way, these pickle hats will have you covered.

Pickles Bucket Sun Hat 

Keep the sun out of your eyes with this pickle bucket sun hat that is available in one size.

“Basketball Playing Pickle” Sun Hat

For the pickle loving basketball player who wants to offer protection to the eyes from the sun.

Pickle Baseball Hat

This pickle baseball hat is available in khaki or white.

Dill With It Denim Baseball Hat

This particular hat only comes in blue; however, it appears there are other links to hats that have the same “Dill With It” and pickle design available in grey, red, and blue.

Pickle Bags and Packs

Check out these four pickle bags and packs to see if there is one just right for you.

I’m Kind of a Big Dill Drawstring Bag

Take a pickle drawstring bag with you on your next vacation, gym visit, or whatever else you may need a bag for.

Pickles Backpack

This pickles backpack is made out of recycled water bottles.

Dill With It Canvas Tote Bag

The description suggests using this pickle tote for things such as carrying books home from the library and wrapping Christmas presents.

Insulated Pickle Lunch Tote Bag

Keep warm food warm and cold food cold for hours (according to the description) with this insulated pickle lunch tote bag.

Pickle Towels

Choose between one of these pickle themed towel choices to be used in the kitchen, on the beach, or in the bathroom.

Pickle Hand Towels

This is a set of two pickle hand towels.

Just So You Know… I’m Kind of a Big Dill Kitchen Hand Towel

This kitchen towel measures 16″x24″.

I’m Kind of a Big Dill Hand Towels

This is a set of two matching kitchen hand towels with pickles.

Large Pickle Beach/Bath Towel

It’s may be too cold to go to a beach (at least in some places), but this large pickle towel can be used as a bath towel, too. This pickle towel measures 32″x52″.

Pickle Books

Even adults may enjoy a pickle themed children’s book!

Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles by Brigitte Brulz

Of course, I had to add this to the list! This is an item from this list that I have actually seen in person. Free coloring pages, activity ideas, and a teacher’s guide are available to go along with Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles on Fun Extras.

I Would Love you Even if You Were a Pickle by  Bucleigh Newton Kernodle

I would love you even if you were a pickle. I have ever told anyone that before.

Stop That Pickle! by Peter Armour

Why does someone need to stop a pickle?

Pickle-Chiffon Pie by Jolly Roger Bradfield

You could try to invent your own “pickle-chiffon pie” after reading this book.

What is your favorite pickle themed item?

 

 

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20 More Gifts Under $20 for Pickle Lovers

(This post contains affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission at no extra charge to you if you click on a link and make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I greatly appreciate all purchases you make using these links. Thank you!)

July is National Pickle Month!

To celebrate, I have put together a list of 20 more gifts under $20 for pickle lovers. You can check out the first list of 20 gifts under $20 for Pickle Lovers that I posted for National Pickle Day last November if you missed it.

These are items I found by doing an online search and have not seen them in person. So, please do your own research before making a purchase to determine if it is truly what you want.

Pickle Shirts for All Ages

I Am Here to Eat All of The Pickles T-Shirt 

This pickles t-shirt is currently available in black, navy, and brown for men, women, and youth. It is also currently available in dark heather for men and women.

Dancing Pickle T-Shirt 

This dancing pickle t-shirt is currently available in black, navy, royal blue, dark heather, and purple for men, women, and youth.

Dill With It Pickle T-Shirt

This t-shirt is currently available in black, white, kelly green, olive, and lemon for men, women, and youth.

Pickles. Sleep. Repeat. T-Shirt 

This t-shirt is currently available in black, asphalt, dark heather, heather grey, and purple for men.

This Situation Calls for Pickles T-Shirt

This t-shirt is currently available in black, navy, royal blue, dark heather, and grey.

Dill With It Short Sleeve Romper Onesie

This short sleeve romper onesie is currently available in 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 2T.

Short Sleeve Pickle Onesie

This short sleeve pickle onesie is available in newborn, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months in a variety of colors including black and white, football heather and smoke, pink and heather, ringer heather and smoke, smoke and granite, white, white and black, blue and heather, white and heather, heather and hot pink, heather and red, heather and royal, heather and smoke, retro heather pink, retro heather royal, retro heather smoke, and vintage heather and navy.

Pickle Jewelry

Dill Pickle Jar Pendant

This is a handmade pendant for a necklace.

Pickle Earrings and Necklace Set

These pickle earrings and necklace are handmade.

Pickle Flavored Foods

Dill Pickle Sunflower Seeds

These dill pickle sunflower seeds can be purchased as a twelve pack.

Dill Pickle Cashews

These dill pickle cashews are available in a resealable 5 ounce package. It appears it is currently only available to Prime Members.

Dill Pickle Almonds

These dill pickle almonds are available in a 12 ounce package. It appears the dill pickle almonds are only available to Prime Members at this time.

Pickle Pops

These pickle pops are available in three packs of six for a total of eighteen.

Dill Pickle Popcorn Seasoning

Season some popcorn with this dill pickle popcorn seasoning.

Dill Pickle Flavored Kettle Brand Krinkle Cut Potato Chips

These are currently available in a pack of six.

Pringles Dill Pickle Flavored Chips

These are currently only available to Amazon Prime members.

More Pickle Merchandise

Pickle Bandages

It appears as though this tin includes 15 pickle bandages.

Dill Pickle Mints

These mints are contained within a collectible tin according to the description.

I’m Kind of a Big Dill Socks

Keep your feet warm with these pickle themed socks.

Pickle Toiletry Bag

Keep all of your toiletry items inside of this pickle bag that is 7.87 X 2.36 X 3.5 inches.

Plus One More

Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles by Brigitte Brulz

Yes, I had to include the book I wrote, but I saved it for number 21 since it was also on the last list I created.

Here is the description of the book: “A young boy who really likes pickles wants to grow pickles in his garden, but he is surprised by what he discovers – there are no bread and butter pickle plants or dill pickle trees. He learns a lot as he and his mom transform seeds from the store into yummy pickles to enjoy on everything from hot dogs to ice cream. Well, maybe not ice cream!”

Even if you don’t purchase the book, you are still welcome to print free coloring pages, activity ideas, and a 21 page teacher’s guide on Fun Extras.

Happy National Pickle Month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Have you done any Easter eggsperiments or projects this year?

Easter Project with Painted Eggs and Paper

A while back I mentioned a birthday pickle card I had found, which I thought was quite entertaining.

Well, today I thought it would be fun to share with you an Easter pickle card I found at Dollar Tree (2/$1).

Easter Pickle Card

And for the inside…

Easter Pickle Card

Of course, I had to buy a few of them to send out to family members.

If you would like to learn why eggs are associated with Easter, where the first chocolate Easter eggs were made, how tall the tallest Easter egg was, and how Easter is celebrated in Sweden you should check out these interesting facts about Easter on Brisbane Kids.

This card is entertaining, and the Easter eggsperiments and projects are a lot of fun; however, Easter isn’t really suppose to be all about bunnies, eggs, chocolate, or pickles. Easter is about much more than that!

Easter is about recognizing Jesus’s resurrection after dying on the cross in place of anyone who chooses to accept Him. I really like the way the Gospel is shown on Life in 6 Words, which you can find here.

Romans 10:9 (NIV) says “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Growing Hands-On Kids offers resources and activities for teaching the true meaning of Easter to children if you are interested.

May you and your family have a wonderful day today!

Do you celebrate Easter?

 

 

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Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles Goes to Connecticut

I am excited to announce my book Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles was chosen for the Read Across Connecticut program.

Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles book cover

Children will have a pickleicious time as they listen to Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles and do pickle-themed activities such as making quick pickles and coloring the Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles coloring pages.

Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles Free Coloring Pages Available!

I am very grateful my book was seen at Mt Olive Pickle Company and chosen for the Read Across Connecticut program. It sounds like a lot of fun, and I hope I hear more about it in the near future.

May you have a wonderful day!