Local Snapshots: Springtime in Northwest Arkansas

Local Snapshots category bannerTime to show off a few great photos! We asked you to enter our Local Snapshots Contest with a few photos from Spring Break, Easter or any shot of your kid playing outdoors. (Remember that snapshots can be from the current year OR from years past.)

We’ll be displaying some of our favorite spring snapshots submitted during April and May here on the website’s homepage. The grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of May.

HOW TO ENTER: You may submit up to 5 photos each month for the Snapshot Contest (because we know how hard it is to pick a favorite photo.) Email the photos to gwen@nwaMotherlode.com.

The winner of the Snapshot Contest gets a 16×20 beautiful gallery-wrapped canvas print of her favorite photo, produced by Scott Frame & Art. It’ll be ready to hang on your wall!

Here are a few of our favorite pics that have been submitted so far this Spring. These shots are picture postcard-worthy!

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We don’t know where this shot was taken, but we know we want to go there. Gorgeous!

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Spring has sprung!

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Spring looks even better when you’re upside down.

Smile Shoppe logo 2015 width 500The Photo Category, which is always full of smiles, is sponsored by The Smile Shoppe, a pediatric dental practice with offices in Rogers and Springdale. The Smile Shoppe specializes in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents as well as children with special needs. Dr. Jeffrey Rhodes and Dr. Emily Fourmy are both board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Click HERE for more info on the Smile Shoppe. (And let your kids check out their fun website which also includes free coloring sheets and online games.)

Local Snapshots: Spring snapshot contest starts today!

Local Snapshots category bannerWe’re kicking off a new Spring Snapshot Contest today!

HOW TO ENTER: Do you have any fun pictures of your kids outside that you’d love to share? Maybe some pics from last week’s Spring Break? (Snapshots can be from the current year OR from years past.)

We’ll be displaying some of our favorite spring snapshots submitted during March, April and May here on the website’s homepage. The grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of May.

You may submit up to 5 photos each month for the Snapshot Contest (because we know how hard it is to pick a favorite photo.) Email the photos to gwen@nwaMotherlode.com.

The winner of the Snapshot Contest gets a 16×20 beautiful gallery-wrapped canvas print of her favorite photo, produced by Scott Frame & Art. It’ll be ready to hang on your wall!

To kick things off, here are a few favorite pics from Spring Break adventures. Look through the pics on your phone or Facebook page. We bet you already have some awesome shots that would be great for this contest. Good luck!

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Ah… those Florida palm trees, photographed at Epcot Center.

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That rare snapshot when all 3 kids are looking the same direction and kinda sorta smiling at the same time.

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Harley the puppy’s first Spring Break road trip! We think she likes the window seat.

Smile Shoppe logo 2015 width 500The Photo Category, which is always full of smiles, is sponsored by The Smile Shoppe, a pediatric dental practice with offices in Rogers and Springdale. The Smile Shoppe specializes in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents as well as children with special needs. Dr. Jeffrey Rhodes and Dr. Emily Fourmy are both board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Click HERE for more info on the Smile Shoppe. (And let your kids check out their fun website which also includes free coloring sheets and online games.)

Winner of the Snapshot Contest Revealed!

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And the winner of the Winter Snapshot Contest is…. KATHLEEN VILLAR! Congrats!!

villar2600Kathleen snapped this photo of her three kids snuggled up on the bed in their Christmas jammies, reading a book together. Okay, well the older two kids were reading the book and the baby was probably wondering why they wouldn’t let him chew on the corner of the book.

Kathleen has won the Snapshot Contest’s grand prize, which is a 16×20 gallery-wrapped canvas photo print from Scott Frame & Art. Woo-hoooo! Congrats, Kathleen!

There were SO many great photos in this winter’s Snapshot Contest, and we want to say a big thank you to all the local moms who shared photos with us. We’ll be announcing a new Snapshot Contest in March, so stay tuned for news about that!

Smile Shoppe logo 2015 width 500The Photo Category, which is always full of smiles, is sponsored by The Smile Shoppe, a pediatric dental practice with offices in Rogers and Springdale. The Smile Shoppe specializes in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents as well as children with special needs. Dr. Jeffrey Rhodes and Dr. Emily Fourmy are both board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Click HERE for more info on the Smile Shoppe. (And let your kids check out their fun website which also includes free coloring sheets and online games.)

Local Snapshots of Northwest Arkansas Kids

Local Snapshots category bannerThank you SO much to all of you who shared your wonderful Christmas snapshots with us for the Snapshot Contest. What a joy to see those smiling faces in our inbox.

We wish there was enough space to include every single photo we received, but that would make this web page stretch out forever. So we picked a couple of favorite photos from each mom who sent in pictures, and we’re showcasing them below. (Remember you have until January 31st to submit photos for the Snapshot Contest. You can submit up to 5 photos per month. Email photos to gwen@nwaMotherlode.com.)

The winner of the Snapshot Contest gets a 16×20 beautiful gallery-wrapped canvas print of her favorite photo, produced by Scott Frame & Art. It’ll be ready to hang on your wall!

Hope you enjoy these beautiful Christmas snapshots as much as we did.

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We think she looks likes the happiest little girl in the world. Beyond adorable.

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We’re pretty sure there’s a funny story behind this snapshot on the right. ;-)

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What a beautiful family resemblance in these three lovely faces.

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Plaid has never looked so good as it does on these gorgeous girls.

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Don’t worry, baby. Big sister will show you the ropes on how this Christmas thing works.

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Hope your Christmas was as big, bright and fun as the one in these photos. What a cute backdrop!

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“Thanks for the cool car, Santa! We’ll see ya next year! And now, WE RIDE!”

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The Photo Category, which is always full of smiles, is sponsored by The Smile Shoppe, a pediatric dental practice with offices in Rogers and Springdale. The Smile Shoppe specializes in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents as well as children with special needs. Dr. Jeffrey Rhodes and Dr. Emily Fourmy are both board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Click HERE for more info on the Smile Shoppe. (And let your kids check out their fun website which also includes free coloring sheets and online games.)

Snapshots from Christmas 2015

Local Snapshots category bannerWe know your phones or camera memory cards are bursting with new pictures right now, which means you have plenty to submit to the Local Snapshots contest. If you haven’t entered yet but would like to share a photo, the deadline has been extended to January 31st.

The winner gets a 16×20 photo (your choice) printed on canvas and gallery-wrapped by Scott Frame & Art. It’ll be gorgeous and ready to hang directly on your wall. (I have several gallery-wrapped canvas prints from Scott Frame & Art and they are beautiful!)

You can submit up to 5 photos (per month). Just make sure they are not copyright-protected photos by a professional photographer. Send photos to gwen@nwamotherlode.com.

We are LOVING these photos shared by local mom Kathleen. Aren’t her kids gorgeous? And she really knows her way around a camera. (We took a photography class with Kathleen years ago and, needless to say, she was the star student.)

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All I want for Christmas are eyes as gorgeous as these…

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“Mom, why am I the only one who doesn’t get to read the words and turn the pages?”

Move over, Santa. Now there’s something cuter.

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“No snow? Okay, I’ll settle for bubbles. Lots of bubbles.”

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“Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (or a puppy.)”

Here’s a sweet shot from our friend Kristy, whose son has been SO photogenic from Day 1. The camera loves this kid.

Time for a little Christmas snuggle with kitty.

Smile Shoppe logo 2015 width 500The Photo Category, which is always full of smiles, is sponsored by The Smile Shoppe, a pediatric dental practice with offices in Rogers and Springdale. The Smile Shoppe specializes in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents as well as children with special needs. Dr. Jeffrey Rhodes and Dr. Emily Fourmy are both board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Click HERE for more info on the Smile Shoppe. (And let your kids check out their fun website which also includes free coloring sheets and online games.)