8.25.2010

Wordless Wednesday: Best Smile

Winner of the InspiredGifts.com "Show Off Your Smile" Photo Contest

InspiredGifts.com LOVES Any Way to Show Off Your Smile!

For More Great Photos, Check Out the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

8.23.2010

Under The Stars Camping Photo Contest

 Under the Stars Camping
Photo Contest

Pitch your tent and get Under The Stars!! August 30th is National Marshmallow Toasting Day. So get busy toasting marshmallows and melting chocolate to make s'mores with your kiddos. And don't forget to takes pictures.

Send Us your BEST Family Camping Photo to:
photos@inspiredgifts.com

Submit Photos: NOW thru August 29, 2010
 [photos must be received by Midnight EST]

Voting on Facebook: September 2-7, 2010
The voting for this contest will take place on the Inspired Gifts Facebook Page. 
All photos entered into the contest will be placed in the Official "Under the Stars Camping" Photo Contest Facebook Album. The photo with the most "LIKES" & original "COMMENTS" as of Tuesday, September 2 at Midnight (EST) wins!!!

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Sept. 3, 2010 on our Blog, FaceBook & Twitter

THE PRIZE: The Lucky Winner will receive the...

EarthTru Photo Print Package

5 - 4x6 Prints
2 - 5x7 Prints
1 - 8x10 Print
1 - Set of Wallets


About EarthTru Photo Prints: Reduce your carbon footprint by printing on eco-friendly photo paper. Earth friendly prints are printed on post-consumer reclaimed paper and enhanced with a fade resistant, acid-free gloss.
Discover Sustainable Printing at its Finest.
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ALL WEEKLY PHOTO CONTESTANTS from now till the end of August will be entered to WIN the

Inspired Gifts Back To School Essentials Package:



 -Photo Dry Erase Board
-8.5x11 Photo Notebook
-Photo Bookmark


8.18.2010

Wordless Wednesday: Wacky Watermelon Winner!!

Photo By: Noelle Davis


Winner of InspiredGifts.com Wacky Watermelon 
Photo Contest!


For More InspiredGifts.com Weekly Photo Contests, check here.

To continue on with the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop, click here.

8.16.2010

I Scream for ICECREAM: Photo Contest

I Scream For ICECREAM!
Photo Contest

August 25th is National Banana Split Day!! Join the celebration, make some homemade ice cream or head to your favorite ice cream parlor. It's hard to imagine greater fun!

Send Us your BEST Photo With ICECREAM:
photos@inspiredgifts.com

Submit Photos: NOW thru August 22, 2010
 [photos must be received by Midnight EST]



Voting on Facebook: August 26-31, 2010
The voting for this contest will take place on the Inspired Gifts Facebook Page
All photos entered into the contest will be placed in the Official Wacky Watermelon Photo Contest Facebook Album. The photo with the most "LIKES" & original "COMMENTS" as of Tuesday, August 24 at Midnight (EST) wins!!!

WINNER ANNOUNCED: August 25, 2010 on our Blog, FaceBook & Twitter

THE PRIZE: The Lucky Winner will receive the...

EarthTru Photo Print Package
5 - 4x6 Prints
2 - 5x7 Prints
1 - 8x10 Print
1 - Set of Wallets


About EarthTru Photo Prints: Reduce your carbon footprint by printing on eco-friendly photo paper. Earth friendly prints are printed on post-consumer reclaimed paper and enhanced with a fade resistant, acid-free gloss. 
Discover Sustainable Printing at its Finest.
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ALL WEEKLY PHOTO CONTESTANTS from now till the end of August will be entered to WIN the 
Inspired Gifts Back To School Essentials Package:
 -Photo Dry Erase Board
-8.5x11 Photo Notebook

8.13.2010

Random Acts of Kindness



NATIONAL SMILE WEEK IDEA: If possible, practice some random acts of generosity to bring a smile to someone's face. Leave a small anonymous gift on a co-worker's desk. Send flowers or balloons to your spouse. Surprise a friend by taking them out for lunch or dinner.

And Remember... Take LOTS of Photos of your SMILE this week and enter them in the Inspired Gifts
Show Off Your SMILE: Photo Contest.

8.10.2010

Wordless Wednesday: Girlfriends Only!


August 1st was National Girlfriends Day...
Congratulations to our Girlfriends Only! Photo Contest Winner,
Suzy Williams!!

For More InspiredGifts.com Weekly Photo Contests, check here.

To continue on with the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop, click here.

Time To Get SILLY!!


National Smile Week provides you with the perfect opportunity to enjoy spontaneous moments of SiLliNesS

  • Wake up your spouse or children wearing a clown nose and beeping a horn like a circus clown. 
  • Serve pancakes, toast, a hamburger patty, a large cookie, or some other food with a smiling face on it.
  • Tickle your spouse or children. Let them tickle you.

And Remember... Take LOTS of SiLly Photos this week and enter them in the Inspired Gifts
Show Off Your SMILE: Photo Contest.

Show Off Your SMILE: Photo Contest

Show Off Your SMILE!
Photo Contest

The 2nd Week of August is National Smile Week! So get silly, make a stranger laugh, tickle your kids feet and smile, smile, smile!

Send Us your BEST Smile or Silliest Photo to:
photos@inspiredgifts.com

Submit Photos: NOW thru August 15, 2010
 [photos must be received by Midnight EST]

Voting on Facebook: August 19-24, 2010
The voting for this contest will take place on the Inspired Gifts Facebook Page
All photos entered into the contest will be placed in the Official Wacky Watermelon Photo Contest Facebook Album. The photo with the most "LIKES" & original "COMMENTS" as of Tuesday, August 24 at Midnight (EST) wins!!!

WINNER ANNOUNCED: August 25, 2010 on our Blog, FaceBook & Twitter

THE PRIZE: The Lucky Winner will receive the...

EarthTru Photo Print Package
5 - 4x6 Prints
2 - 5x7 Prints
1 - 8x10 Print
1 - Set of Wallets


About EarthTru Photo Prints: Reduce your carbon footprint by printing on eco-friendly photo paper. Earth friendly prints are printed on post-consumer reclaimed paper and enhanced with a fade resistant, acid-free gloss. 
Discover Sustainable Printing at its Finest.
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ALL WEEKLY PHOTO CONTESTANTS from now till the end of August will be entered to WIN the 
Inspired Gifts Back To School Essentials Package:
 -Photo Dry Erase Board
-8.5x11 Photo Notebook
-Photo Bookmark 


8.03.2010

Celebrate National Watermelon Day

Today is National Watermelon Day!!

Photo from Watermelon.org

Perfect excuse to grab your family and cap off summer with a good ol' fashion picnic. And in honor of this special day... make sure to bring a sweet & tasty watermelon for everyone to enjoy. Perhaps even end with a watermelon seed spitting contest!

Remember to capture your memories and enter your Best Photo into this week's Wacky Watermelon Photo Contest. All photos must be submitted by Sun., August 8, Midnight (EST) to: photos@inspiredgifts.com. More Photo Contest info here.


For more Fun Ideas how to Celebrate National Watermelon's Day, check out Watermelon.org. There you'll find these FAMILY FUN WATERMELON IDEAS:

Crazy Cut Outs

All you need are your favorite cookie cutters and one watermelon! Get an adult to cut ½" thick watermelon slices for you. Use your cookie cutters to make fabulous shapes like: dinosaurs, bears, letters and more!


Watermelon Dip Stix 

This fresh dip has a hint of sweetness!

Ingredients
8 ounces sour cream
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Watermelon stix or small wedges
Instructions
Blend together the sour cream, sugar and vanilla in a small serving bowl. Use as a dip for the watermelon.


Jack O'Melon 

Halloween? No it's National Watermelon Day!!
Boo! Make a watermelon jack o'lantern that's sweet and scary! You'll need a watermelon, a carving knife for your parents to use, an ice cream scoop, paper and pencil and your imagination!

Draw your ideas for a scary melon on a piece of paper. Flip the paper over and trace it again. The flip it back, rub and trace your design directly on to the watermelon. Now, ask an adult to cut out the face. You get the fun part! Scoop out all the sweet melon with your ice cream scoop.




Ice Pops and Cubes



Watermelon popsicles make for frozen fun!

Ingredients:
Watermelon
Chunks of fresh fruit - try grapes, strawberries, blueberries, anything!
Instructions:
Have an adult puree the watermelon. Now pour it into the popsicle molds and drop in your chunks of fresh fruit, and freeze!
Or try watermelon ice cubes to add to your favorite juice or soda! Have an adult puree some seedless watermelon and pour into ice cube trays and freeze.

**Ideas & Photos from Watermelon.org

8.02.2010

WACKY WATERMELON PHOTO CONTEST

Wacky Watermelon Photo Contest
Wacky Watermelon Photo Contest 
Wild about watermelons? In honor of National Watermelon Day on August 3, get your favorite gang together for a family fun picnic. And make sure to include a sweet & tasty watermelon.

Send us your favorite Photo of Family, Friends or Kids enjoying Watermelon to:
photos@inspiredgifts.com

Photo Submission Deadline:
August 8, 2010 at Midnight (EST)
Voting on Facebook: August 12-17, 2010
The voting for this contest will take place on the Inspired Gifts Facebook Page
All photos entered into the contest will be placed in the Official Wacky Watermelon Photo Contest Facebook Album. The photo with the most "LIKES" & original "COMMENTS" as of Tuesday, August 17 at Midnight (EST) wins!!!

WINNER ANNOUNCED: August 18, 2010

THE PRIZE: The Lucky Winner will receive the...

EarthTru Photo Print Package
5 - 4x6 Prints
2 - 5x7 Prints
1 - 8x10 Print
1 - Set of Wallets


About EarthTru Photo Prints: Reduce your carbon footprint by printing on eco-friendly photo paper. Earth friendly prints are printed on post-consumer reclaimed paper and enhanced with a fade resistant, acid-free gloss. 
Discover Sustainable Printing at its Finest.
---

ALL WEEKLY PHOTO CONTESTANTS from now till the end of August will be entered to WIN the 
Inspired Gifts Back To School Essentials Package:
 -Photo Dry Erase Board
-8.5x11 Photo Notebook
-Photo Bookmark