Friday, August 29, 2014

My Dream Man by Marie Solka ~ Giveaway ends 9/28

When Samantha, a home health nurse, has her first orgasm after waking from an erotic dream about Greg, a scientist and son of her newest patient, she’s both captivated and confused.

Greg’s the opposite of her type, but Samantha feels compelled to get to know the eccentric workaholic, and she soon discovers it’s futile to fight chemistry.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

"After reading this book I’ll never be able to look at a nerdy guy without blushing. My Dream Man by Marie Solka sizzles.” ~ author Deborah Brown

"I've always thought smart guys were hot. This book proves it. I also loved the relationship advice Sam's elderly patient gave her. She was a riot. My Dream Man is definitely a fun read." - review from Amazon

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mod Podge a Clock

This past weekend the humidity was terrible! Humidity and allergies keep us indoors for quite a bit.  Perfect time for a easy project for Isa.

A few months ago while shopping at WalMart I found a perfect sized clock for less than $3.00.  I could not pass it up.  I knew I did not like the totally white design. But I also knew that I would think of someway to make the clock unique.

This weekend Isa turned the plain white clock into a unique addition to the spare bedroom. Super easy using Mod Podge and the local free newspaper.

Very easy all you need is:
Item to change
Sponge Brush
Mod Podge
Rip the newspaper and Mod Podge it on the item using the sponge brush. Easy to do and you can really make some unique items.
        BEFORE                                    AFTER          
Thanks Isa for turning a very plain clock into a unique addition to the spare bedroom.       

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Barking Wednesday - PetMD Symptom Checker

For today's Barking Wednesday I wanted to share a way to check your dog's symptoms. PetMD offers a great tool to help you make a educated decision on what to do to help your dog. The Symptom Checker will offer many interesting articles to give you information on your dogs symptoms.

When I found the Symptom Checker I thought why not give it a try and see what I get for King's aches and pains.  I picked dog - then highlighted his hind legs, picked difficulty walking and up popped numerous articles to help me make a educated decision on his care.  

I learned the importance of weight control and regular exercise even if it is a small amount. Now to contact his vet for his suggestions on the best way to lower King's weight.

Click HERE to check your dog's symptoms
As always make sure to check with your vet before treating any symptom your dog may have.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to Make Raspberry Greek Yogurt

My hubby and I are on a mission - we are determined to eat healthy and chemical free! We know we will not be able to totally eat organic but we are giving it all we got to stop filling ourselves up with chemicals.

We purchased us a Oster® Mykonos™ Greek Yogurt Maker.  We wanted to make our own yogurt with organic ingredients.   When we make our own greek yogurt we can make it how we like it, less cost, and we know what it is made of.  Sounds silly I know..but reading labels has gotten me to the point of wanting to make everything I eat from scratch. 

Did you know Greek Yogurt has more probiotics and almost double the amount of protein. I found a great article on  FitDay  - they list five reason to eat Greek Yogurt.
Heart Health
Bone Health
Weight Reduction
Muscle Accretion
Tasty Food Combinations
It is a very good article ~ FitDay offers great info about being healthy.

Here we go our first attempt at making our own Greek Yogurt 

9 Cups of Whole Organic Milk 
1 cup of plain organic yogurt 

Heat milk till boiling

Put one cup of yogurt in large bowl - gradually add warm milk mixture - whisking as you add milk to bowl

Fill jars with milk/yogurt mixture to the bottom of the screw rim. Place remaining mixture in the large container.  Turn on machine - turn timer to 8 hours. When the machine was done I placed the jars in the fridge ~ then turned the timer on 2 hours and let the large container cook another two hours.  
I then placed large container yogurt into a bowl.  
I washed the large container and the strainer - Then I returned the yogurt back to the container this time I placed the strainer on top and added the yogurt to the strainer. I placed the  strainer/container full of yogurt  in the fridge for 3 hours to separate the whey.

Check out the amount of whey drained from the yogurt.  Separating the whey is the difference between regular yogurt and greek yogurt.

I then chopped 1 pint of fresh Raspberries - added the drained yogurt and the chopped Raspberries to a large bowl.
I mixed the Raspberries and then I filled 4 jars with fresh Raspberry Yogurt.  I still have 6 jars of yogurt in the fridge. Now to drain the 6 jars and make some Blueberry Greek Yogurt.

9 Cups of Whole Organic Milk - $3.89 a 1/2 gallon 8 Cups ~ 50 cents a cup = $4.50 milk
1 cup of plain organic yogurt - $3.39 for 4 cups ~ 83 cents yogurt
$5.33 to make 10 jars of Organic Greek Yogurt with Organic Fruit! 
53 cents a serving!   Organic Greek Yogurt by us sells for almost $2.00 a serving!
1/4 the price!   NICE!!!!

Making Greek Yogurt does take time - the steps are NOT hard and do not take long to do - the machine does the hard work.  The taste is well worth the time and effort it takes to make my own yogurt.  Since Isa is Lactose intolerant my next batch is Raspberry Almond Milk Yogurt for her.

Make sure to taste your fruit before blending - you might need to add some honey to the fruit to make it sweet.  The raspberries were a little tart - next batch I will be adding some honey to the fruit to make the fruit sweet. Tart is good but I also like sweet.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Time to Freeze Peppers

The end of August is bittersweet for me. I really dislike summer ending but I love when veggies come in season and I can eat all the FRESH veggies!  It is also my time of the year to freeze fresh grown veggies to have all winter.

Yesterday was my Pepper Day.  I purchased a bushel of peppers from our local farmer to freeze for winter.

Freezing peppers is so easy!

What you need:

  • Peppers - any type
  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Freezer Bags or Containers

Wash - remove seeds and stems - slice - pack in bags - freeze!

That is it!!!!

I froze 4 gallon bags of yellow and orange peppers - I got a fantastic deal from the farmer - a full bushel for only $10.  I also froze one gallon bag of sliced Banana Peppers - we love them on pizza and burgers. This year my Banana Pepper plant in my garden grew really great - one plant  grew enough peppers for me to freeze.

I had a special helper Isa. She helped me wash and pack the peppers. I did the slicing and she did the packing.  It is amazing how fast we were able to  freeze the whole bushel.

I freeze my peppers in gallon freezer bags. I keep one bag in the freezer in the kitchen to use when needed. I keep the other bags in the freezer in the garage.

I use the peppers to cook so many different meals.  They are great taken out in a handful and used in omelets - scrambled eggs. We love Italian Sausage with sauteed peppers.  My hubby makes a delicious Pepper Steak.  

Freezing locally grown veggies is a great way to eat healthy all year long and also be very cost saving.  To purchase yellow peppers in January they cost about $1.99 each - a price I will not pay. Not to mention the peppers I froze are organically grown - they are not full of chemicals or coming from outside the USA. They were grown in Wisconsin - right down the road at my favorite farm. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Seaside Dreams by Melissa Foster ~ Giveaway ends 9/28

The newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, featuring a group of fun, sexy, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re funny, flawed, and will have you begging to enter their circle of friends. You met them in READ, WRITE, LOVE, (The Remingtons, Book 5), follow these friends on their search for forever love in the Seaside Summers series.

Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer appears on the scene.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Soy Bites by Crum Creek Mills

Exclusively by Crum Creek Mills... Pack them in lunchboxes, or set them out in a bowl
within everyone's reach. Here's a perfect munch food; healthful, convenient, single-
served and we have to admit, a bit addictive. Great for work, home, school or play.

There are so many ways to enjoy Crum Creek Mills Soy Bites. They're delicious on their own, of course. You can also use them for dipping hummus, light cream cheese, a bit of peanut butter, jelly or whatever else you like. Available in FOUR incredible flavors: Remarkable Rosemary and Garlic, Superb Sesame, Outrageous Onion and Everything! (A scrumptious blend of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion, garlic and salt). Get yours today! 

   * Completely nutritious without sacrificing taste
   * Vegan
   * Made with non-GMO soy protein
   * No artificial flavors or preservatives
   * Conveniently packed in single-serve bags
   * A very healthful snack for kids in their lunchbox or at home

Soy Bites Ingredients:

Unbleached Wheat Flour, Soy Protein, Expeller-pressed Soy Oil, Yeast, Malt Syrup, Baking Powder, Wheat Gluten, Salt PLUS FOR ROSEMARY AND GARLIC: Dried Rosemary, Garlic Powder FOR SESAME: Sesame Seeds FOR ONION: Onion Powder. FOR EVERYTHING: Poppy Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Onion, Garlic, Salt, Yeast, Corn And 
Malt Syrup And Dried Brewer Yeast. 

Have you ever tasted Soy Bites?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kinger's Day at the Vet

You guys know I am a Crazy Dog Owner!  Kingers is my bestest friend - I can not imagine what I would do without him.

I wanted to share my experience concerning Kingers and his health. My actions might help someone out there call the vet a little faster than I did.

Kingers has a bad left back leg. When he was about 5 he pulled a muscle in his hind leg and it has given him trouble since then. At the time the vet stated we could do surgery but no guarantee it will help and the recovery was at least 6 months. So we decided to use supplements and controlled exercise (I call this leg the bad leg).

So now fast forward to this month - Kingers is 11 years old. Over the years the bad leg has gotten gradually worse.  I can relate because as I age my arthritis has gotten gradually worse.

King also has a wart - he has gotten warts on numerous parts of his body. We had one removed from his ear and now he has gotten two on his face and one on his right hind leg (I call the right hind leg his good leg). The area around the wart on his good leg was getting  bigger. Nasty looking wart  - not like any other warts I have seen.

At the same time the wart was growing Kingers starting having a really hard time laying down. We thought it was related to his bad leg getting worse.  

We also noticed that his nails were growing fast and were long. So I decided to trim his nails.  I have cut his nails for 11 years no issue.  I went to cut the nail that was sticking out funny and he cried like a baby! I was shocked and stopped immediately!! That has never happened before.  My hubby said let's take him to the vet and have them cut his nails.

So I made a vet appointment to have his nails cut - discuss the wart growing and his terrible time sitting down.

On Monday we head to the vet. Kingers likes the vet office - so the vet trip is fun for him.
They weighed him he lost 1 pound - so my diet is working.  Then the vet came into the room.  I told her my concerns and the first issue was the wart.  She touched the wart and hair fell off around the wart. Not Good!  She told me she should remove the wart today.  I said sure! She also said she would trim his nails after she removed the wart.  So off Kingers goes to surgery!

About 45 minutes later here comes Kingers. He is very happy to see his MOM - ME!  The vet begins to tell me what she has found.  When she started to remove the wart - Kingers had a terrible infection under the wart. She thinks he must have licked the wart causing a hair to get infected and then the infection grew. She was able to remove the infection and the wart. He has inner and outer stitches. She also wanted to send  the wart to be checked for cancer. I totally agreed!

She then told me about the nail that caused him to cry.  Somehow he pulled that nail away from the nail bed. It too was infected! I told her I am pretty sure I know how that happened. He loves to curl up on my bed blanket that is open weave. I bet his nail got caught and he pulled on it to get it out.

Finally that lump I thought was another wart on his face was a cyst. She was able to drain the cyst - hopefully it will stay gone.

So poor Kingers has been trying to sit down with only one good front leg.  No wonder he was having so much trouble! I felt terrible - the vet was supportive and assured me that there is no way I would have known.  Bringing him in to the vet was the only way - thank goodness I took him to the vet.

He is on antibiotics and pain meds - with another appointment scheduled to have his stitches removed. He is moving much better and can sit better each day!  Poor thing!

Great news...I just got the call ....Kingers wart WAS NOT CANCER!   Yeah!!!

Why I shared my story is that I wanted others to know that as a pet owner we do not always know what is happening to our pet. The key is if you do notice something that you think is not right - contact your vet. As in King's case only the vet was able to discover the infection early on.   I personally think I should have taken King to the vet when the area around the wart started to grow - that growth was the area getting infected. Thank goodness it was only days and not weeks that I waited! I am sure when I would of been able to discover the infection - it would of been so bad that who knows - it could of cost Kingers his life. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Are you aware that you are eating sawdust in some of the very popular foods?

Many companies are adding wood pulp 
to their products.

Cellulose is virgin wood pulp that has been processed and manufactured  into many different forms (cellulose gum, powdered cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, etc.). It is deemed safe for human consumption according to the FDA. The FDA has set no limit on the amount of cellulose that can be used in food products meant for human consumption.

Manufacturers use cellulose in food as an extender, providing structure and reducing breakage. Cellulose adds fiber to food, using cellulose allows the companies to reduce fat content in foods  and cellulose also extends the shelf life of processed foods.

By using Cellulose companies have been able to remove as much as 50% of the fat from some cookies, biscuits, cakes and brownies by replacing it with powdered cellulose.  
To reduce fat companies are feeding us WOOD PULP! 

Come on!!!  Seriously this is NOT right!  
I am pretty sure not many people would be ordering a McFish or a Caesar Salad from McDonald's if it was posted contains Wood Pulp. I know I would not make a Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake for Davey's 6th Birthday Party!  

What is wrong with this picture??  McDonald's must put the amount of calories of an item on their menu - but they do not have to put it is made with wood pulp!

Below is a listing of some of the foods containing Cellulose - not one of these products have it posted on the packaging  *Contains wood pulp!!! 
Aunt Jemima Frozen Blueberry Pancakes
Aunt Jemima Original Syrup
Aunt Jemima Original Syrup
MorningStar Farms Chik'n Nuggets
MorningStar Farms Chik Patties
Original MorningStar Farms Buffalo Wings Veggie Wings

Eggo Nutri-Grain Blueberry waffles 
Eggo Strawberry Waffles Eggo Blueberry Waffles 
Cinnabon Pancakes Original 
Cinnabon Pancakes Caramel 
Cinnabon Snack Bars Original 
Cinnabon Snack Bars Baked 
Cinnamon Apple Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich 
English Toffee Crunch Ice Cream Bar 
Giant Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bar 
Fiber One Ready-To-Eat Muffins (Wild Blueberry & Oats; Mixed Fruit, Nuts & Honey; Apple Cinnamon Bun, Banana Chocolate Chip) 
Fiber One Original cereal 
Fiber One Chewy Bars (90 Calorie Chocolate, 90 Calorie Chocolate Peanut Butter) 
Fiber One baking products (Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix, Banana Nut Muffin Mix, Blueberry Muffin Mix) 
Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic Yellow Cake Mix 
Pillsbury Mozzarella and Pepperoni Pastry Puffs 
Pillsbury Cheese and Spinach Crescent Pastry Puffs 
Pillsbury Artichoke and Spinach Bread Bowl Bites 
Pillsbury Buffalo Chicken Crescent Pastry Puffs 
Pillsbury Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Bread Bowl Bites 
Betty Crocker whipped frosting (Strawberry Mist, Chocolate, Cream Cheese) 
Betty Crocker Vanilla Amazing Glazes Duncan Hines Cake Mixes (Devil's Food Cake Mix, Dark Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry Supreme, Fudge Marble, Classic Yellow, French Vanilla)
Jimmy Dean Frozen Breakfast Bowl (Sausage & Gravy) 
Jimmy Dean D-lights Turkey Sausage Breakfast Bowl
Jimmy Dean D-lights Turkey Sausage Croissant
Jimmy Dean Breakfast Entr'e (Scrambled Eggs with Bacon/Sausage and Cheese Diced Apples & Seasoned Hash)

McDonald's  uses cellulose in the following products:

  • Fish Filet Patty
  • McRib
  • Premium Caesar Salad
  • Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap
  • Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken
  • Southern Style Chicken Biscuit
  • Strawberry Sundae
  • Natural Swiss Cheese (used in McRib, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Angus Mushroom & Swiss, Premium Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich, Premium Crispy Chicken Club Sandwich, Angus Mushroom & Swiss Snack Wrap)
  • Shredded Cheddar/Jack Cheese (used in Ranch Snack Wrap (Crispy and Grilled), Honey Mustard Snack Wrap (Crispy and Grilled), Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap (Crispy and Grilled), Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken, Premium Southwest Salad with/without Crispy/Grilled Chicken, Premium Bacon Ranch Salad with/without Crispy/Grilled Chicken, McSkillet Burrito with Sausage)
  • Barbeque Sauce
  • Sweet 'N Sour Sauce
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese (used in Premium Caesar Salad with/without Crispy/Grilled Chicken)
  • Biscuit (Large and Regular) (used to make Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Sausage Biscuit with Egg, Sausage Biscuit, Southern Style Chicken Biscuit, Big Breakfast with/without Hotcakes)
  • Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream (used in Strawberry Sundae, Hot Caramel Sundae, Hot Fudge Sundae, McFlurry with M&M'S Candies, McFlurry with OREO Cookies, Chocolate Triple Thick Shake, Strawberry Triple Thick Shake, Vanilla Triple Thick Shake)
  • Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (used in Premium Roast Coffee, Espresso)
Taco Bell
  • Southwest Chicken
  • Caramel Apple Empanada
  • Corn Tortilla
  • Enchilada Rice
  • Nacho Chips
  • Red Strips
  • Strawberry Topping
  • Zesty Dressing

Kraft Foods uses cellulose in the following products:
Wheat Thins Fiber 
Selects Frozen Bagel-Fuls 
Macaroni & Cheese Thick 'n Creamy 
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Three Cheese W/mini-shell Pasta

Pizza Hut uses cellulose in the following products:
Parmesan Romano Cheese 
Taco Bean Sauce 
Shredded Cheddar (for Taco Pizza) Breadstick Seasoning (used to make Cheese Breadsticks) 
WingStreet Bone-In (in the batter) 
Meatballs (for pasta products, sandwiches) White Pasta Sauce (used for PastaBakes Marinara
PastaBakes Meatball Marinar 
PastaBakes Primavera 
PastaBakes Chicken Primavera) Alfredo Sauce (used for PastaBakes Marinara PastaBakes Meatball Marinara 
PastaBakes Primavera
PastaBakes Chicken Primavera) Fat Free Ranch Dressing

Wendy's Arby's  uses cellulose in the following products:
Asiago Cheese (used in Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad
Asiago Ranch Chicken Club Caesar
Side Salad) 
Fat Free French Dressing (for Apple Pecan Chicken Salad Baja Salad Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad BLT Cobb Salad) 
Blue Cheese Crumbles (used in Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, BLT Cobb Salad) 
Cheddar Pepper Jack Cheese Blend 
Shredded Chocolate Sauce Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty (Chocolate, Vanilla) 
Frosty (Chocolate and Vanilla) 
Frosty Shake (Frosty-cino, Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry, Vanilla Bean) Milk 
1% Low Fat Chocolate Milk 

KFC uses cellulose in the following products: 
KFC Cornbread Muffin Apple Turnover 
Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce Lil' Bucket 
Strawberry Short Cake Parfait Lil' Bucket 
Lemon Cr'me Parfait Lil' Bucket 
Chocolate Cr'me Parfait Oreo Cookies and Cr'me Pie Slice 
Reese's Peanut Butter Pie Slice 
Popcorn Chicken 
Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie Slice

Seriously we have a problem!!!

Did you know wood pulp was in these foods?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Three Important ways to get your home ready for Winter in the Summer

#1 - Thermal Drapes

August is a great time to purchase thermal insulated drapes.  This year I wanted to get new thermal drapes for the bedroom. Thanks to a great sale at Shopko I  ordered 10 panels for my bedroom.  Yep - 10 panels - one of my bedroom walls is complete windows! Beautiful but a bit chilly in the coldest months of winter
The best part about buying them early is I saved  so much money. The panels were 55% off. Waiting until you need the drapes will cost you more and sizes and colors are often hard to find. I checked in the store and there was not 10 panels of the oatmeal color I wanted so I placed my order online - super easy with free shipping. I know when it gets cold even online will be out of many colors and sizes.

This year I decided to also add thermal drapes in my kitchen - I have a sitting area surrounded by windows. I also need 10 panels for the kitchen sitting area.   I was able to get 10 panels today on sale - SAGE green. I also picked up decorative rods at 40% off to hang the thermal drapes for winter. SHOPKO has excellent sales on drapes.

Last winter during the bitter cold and high winds we could definitely feel the cold while  sitting at the kitchen table. Our plan is to not have a cold draft for this winter. I have never had drapes in the kitchen so this is a total change for me. Over the years I have had curtains, cornices, and valances. Drapes should give the room a totally different look. I am excited to get the drapes up. When I get the kitchen done for winter I will be sharing on my blog - so please check back.

#2 Tune Up Your Heating System & Clean ducts

Late summer is a excellent time to have your furnace checked. Many furnace repair companies offer discounts during late summer and early fall.   Take advantage of their slow season to ensure the furnace guy is NOT coming to your home when the temps are below zero - at midnight - costing you a arm and a leg to get your furnace fixed! We also take this time to check out our air ducts to make sure they are clean.

#3 Prevent Roof Ice Dams

To prevent ice dams we use roof heating tape. It is amazing how a heated tape on the roof can prevent ice build-up. We leave our roofing tape up all year long. My hubby checks the tape
each August to make sure it is working and ready for winter. He will also do a final check in late October.  
You can purchase heating roof tape for any hardware store. It can be kind of pricey so always look for sales. When we need new tape we start watching ads in August and keep checking until it is on sale - then we head to the store to buy our new heating tape on sale. Makes a big difference when you can sale 20 - 25% on a item. 

By starting your preventive maintenance in August you are able to take advantage of sales and discounts. Not to mention you are spreading the workload over months instead of a weekend in late October.

Make sure to check back for September Winterizing Tips! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Return to Love by Kathleen Shoop ~ Giveaway Ends 9/7

Sweet Romance… Fresh off their whirlwind nuptials and unexpected, but joyous pregnancy, April and Hale Abercrombie are gleeful about their life together. But, while Hale is serving his country in Vietnam, he receives news of the loss of their newborn daughter.

Back home on leave, Hale can barely wait to hold his wife. Their reunion is passionate and their physical connection, strong and soothing. His embrace, his touch, and his love are just as perfect as April remembered. But nothing, not even Hale, can ease April’s heartache.

Hale stumbles through his attempts at convincing her that their future will be rich and full of wonder despite their loss. His good-hearted, but take-charge approach causes her to retreat. Even in grief, April recognizes Hale’s earnestness, yet she can’t help but distance herself from him. With only a short time before Hale must return to war, the couple begins to understand that hope starts with them—that the bliss they once knew will return only if they are willing to trust again.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Barking Wednesday ~ Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Company 2015 Calendar Photo Contest

This week for Barking Wednesday I wanted to share with all Dog & Cat Owners a very fun contest!  Enter your FurBaby to WIN!!  I entered Kingers - gosh I hope he wins! Heck we all like to WIN!

Here is Kingers pic I sent them.............
My Baby!   
Super easy to enter - I picked the entry from on Facebook.  I  completed the form then downloaded King's pic.  Done!

Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Company is hosting a contest for photos to be used in their 2015 Calendar. We'd love to see your pet photos for consideration!

Each fur-bulous winner will be selected as a Cover Pet, special "Holiday Feature" Pet, and/or a "Pet of the Month" and receive a prize package of Evanger's all natural, USA-made pet food and treats.    

2015 Themes/Categories include...

  1. Dog and Cat Sport Exhibitorsmeat and gravy
  2. Service Dogs
  3. Rescued Pets
  4. Most Creative Pet
  5. Most Active Pet at Play
There are 4 Ways to Enter your high resolution (300dpi) photos by August 31, 2014!
Fill out the entry form on our Calendar Contest Tab: 

Tweet your photo to @Evangers with hashtag #CalendarPet and include your category of entry (see above 2015 THEMES)

Send your pet's photo(s) as an e-mail attachment to no later than 11:59 PM EDT August 31, 2014. In your email, include the following information:
  • Your name
  • The photographer's name
  • The names and ages of all pet(s) in the photo
  • Your address and phone number (to enable Evanger's to contact each winner).
  • The category/theme you are entering
  • "2014 Contest" must be in the subject line.
Finalists are selected by Evanger's staff. Then, be sure to visit their Facebook Page in September to cast your vote among our finalists!