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!”

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. Candace Veneberg 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. Candace Veneberg 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: Fall favorites and winter wonders

Local Snapshots category bannerLast month we began a new Local Snapshots contest featuring some of your favorite fall and winter pictures. Thanks to those of you who have submitted photos! If you haven’t entered yet but would like to share a photo, you still have about a week left to enter the contest.

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.

Here are just a few of the snapshots shared by local moms for the Snapshot Contest. Can’t wait to see your pictures, too! We’ll announce the winner at the end of the month.

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What a beautiful walk through the woods on a fall day.

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Fall leaves are pretty but they have nothing on these two beauties.

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We love this sweet photo of a local dad and daughter which was taken when they attended the recent Habitat for Humanity Father-Daughter Winter Ball.

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Does this photo from a past snow day make you wish for a white Christmas? It would be kind of nice….

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. :-)

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“Fire up the sleigh, Santa! We’re ready to ride!”

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. Candace Veneberg 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: New contest starts today!

Local Snapshots category bannerWe’re kicking off a new Snapshot Contest today! And the winner is going to get a big 16×20 print of her favorite snapshot printed on canvas and gallery wrapped around a wooden frame so that it’s ready to hang on the wall.

bundled upHOW TO ENTER: For this contest, we’d love to see your favorite snapshots from the Thanksgiving and Christmas and Hanukkah seasons. (Snapshots can be from the current year OR from years past.) That means we’re looking for kids in leaves, kids with pumpkins, cooking in the kitchen, playing in the snow, bundled in coats, opening presents, etc. You get the idea.) We’re looking for your “Fall Favorites”  and your “Winter Wonders.” We’ll be displaying some of our favorite submitted snapshots during November and December here on the website’s homepage. The grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of December.

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.

Here are a few favorite pics from past years that might spark some ideas for photos you might like to submit. 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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Local snapshots: Halloween 2015, here we come!

Local Snapshots category bannerTomorrow is Halloween!! Are you ready? One of our favorite parts of the day (in addition to the fun size Snickers bars) is seeing all the kids in costume because their excitement is so contagious.

Here are a few Halloween pics of  kids in costumes shared by local mamas. Thanks for allowing us to feature these cute faces here on the website. Have a fun, safe Halloween.

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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. Candace Veneberg 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.)