August 3rd, 2010 is “National Watermelon Day”, a day set aside to enjoy the juicy and delicious summer treat. We cracked open the heirloom Yellow Watermelon we found at the Phoenix Downtown Market last week. It was so juicy…good, but not quite as sweet as a red.

Here are some special Watermelon Cocktail and Mocktail recipes to help you enjoy this special day:

Let us know how you celebrate today?

Friday, June 25, 2010 was “Take Your Dog To Work Day”. M.R. Designs & Gifts asked fans to snap a photo of themselves with their dog pal(s) at work and upload it to our Facebook Page.

THANK YOU to all who entered and uploaded the adorable photos!

From all the qualifying submissions received, one photo was drawn at random to receive the M.R. Designs & Gifts “Best Friend Gift Basket” – an arrangement of doggie treats, toys and accessories – an $80 value!

And the WINNER is…

Sarah Harrison!

Coach Sarah is with Live Evolution Coaching Company. Sarah says, “Siana and I are so excited we won! We love Jenifer’s incredible gifts!” As a coach, Sarah works with entrepreneurs & talent in clarity, human engineering & innovation in both their professional and personal lives. If you are looking for a bold, fun & effective way to get new (or bigger) results in fulfillment and success, call Sarah at Live Evolution (480) 246-5723, or email her personally at coachsarahkay@gmail.com.

Go to the M.R. Designs & Gifts Facebook Page to see all the “Take Your Dog To Work Day” submissions.

Enter the M.R. Designs & Gifts “Take Your Dog to Work Facebook Photo Contest”!

Friday, June 25th, 2010, is “Take Your Dog to Work Day”!

Created in 1999, Take Your Dog To Work Day celebrates the great companions that dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. Pet lovers annually celebrate the human-canine bond and promote pet adoption by encouraging their employers to support Take Your Dog To Work Day by allowing employees to bring their four-legged friends to work on this one special day. Here’s more information on How To Get Involved and Tips for Dog Day Success.

Do you plan to take your dog to work with you on Friday, June 25th? Of course, ask your employer first…THEN, snap a photo of you and your Dog(s) at work and you could be a winner from M.R. Designs & Gifts! Here are the details:

1. Like/Become a Fan of the M.R. Designs & Gifts Facebook Page, if you haven’t already.

2. On Friday, June 25, 2010, snap a photo of you with your Dog(s) at work.

3. Upload your photo to the M.R. Designs & Gifts Facebook Page (no offensive or obscene photos permitted). Deadline for photo submission is Saturday, June 26th, 2010, midnight (AZ time). Only one photo submission per Facebook Profile.

4. OPTIONAL: You may include an appropriate caption with your photo upload describing the type of work you do. Include your name, business name and company contact info, if desired.

5. From all the qualifying submissions received, one Winning Photo will be chosen at random to receive the M.R. Designs & Gifts “Best Friend Gift Basket” – an arrangement of doggie treats, toys and accessories for your favorite dog pal(s) – an $80 value! (photo shown sample)

Looking forward to seeing those photos!!

Notes: Must be a fan/member of the M.R. Designs & Gifts Facebook Page to be eligible. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Open to all legal residents of the United States unless where not permitted otherwise. Offensive and/or obscene photos and/or captions will be immediately deleted from our page at our discretion. By submitting a photo you agree to these terms. M.R. Designs & Gifts will contact the Winner via the Winner’s facebook Profile on Monday, June 28, 2010. Winner agrees to supply M.R. Designs & Gifts with their U.S. shipping address and phone number for the purposes of shipping their prize only. Winner agrees to the use of their name and submitted photo for M.R. Designs & Gifts publicity purposes.

Enter the Father’s Day Honors Contest by At Home Personal Care

Did you know that Father’s Day 2010 will mark the 100th anniversary of the holiday!

As if that wasn’t special enough, AT HOME PERSONAL CARE and M.R. Designs & Gifts have teamed up to honor one special dad with the “Father’s Day Honors” Contest!

Just go to the Entry Form and answer the question “Who deserves to receive Father’s Day Honors and Why?” in 300 words or less. But hurry…The deadline to enter is June 14, 2010!

One Grand Prize Winner will receive this amazing BBQ Father’s Day Gift Basket which includes:

A totally cool clear vinyl “paint can” with lid and included opener holds BBQ treats and tools for DAD featuring:

D-Dogs BBQ Meat Marinade
D-Dogs BBQ Cranberry Chipotle Table Sauce
D-Dogs BBQ Original Spice Rub
Bottletop Baster
BBQ hand towel
Rubbit On! Gourmet Steak Seasoning & Rub
Rubbit On! Barbecue & Grill Seasoning & Rub
Rubbit On! Roasted Potato Seasoning & Rub
The book “Celebrating Fathers”, inspirational thoughts and quotes on Fatherhood
BBQ-themed paper napkins
BBQ-themed mitt
And, of course, a “paint brush” (basting brush)

Check out our other selection of Father’s Day Gift baskets!

One winner will be chosen by the At Home Personal Care Team based on originality, clarity of expression, creativity, and adherence to contest theme. The best essays will include specific examples with your father/grandfather from your own experiences, if you wish. One entry per person/email address. No purchase necessary. The contest is open to all persons who are 18 years of age or older and who are United States Citizens. Employees of At Home Personal or M.R. Designs & Gifts and the members of their immediate families and or households are ineligible to participate or win. Winner will be selected by At Home Personal Care’s management team and notified when contest ends, June 14th, 2010, by phone and/or email.

Take a Dad, add a BBQ and whaddaya get? A happy Dad!

So for Father’s Day this year, M.R. Designs & Gifts, Arizona’s Best Custom Gift Baskets, has put together an extra special BBQ Gift Basket for all those Bar-b-que lovin Dads out there:

A totally cool clear vinyl “paint can” with lid and included opener holds BBQ treats and tools for DAD featuring:

D-Dogs BBQ Meat Marinade
D-Dogs BBQ Cranberry Chipotle Table Sauce
D-Dogs BBQ Original Spice Rub
Bottletop Baster
BBQ hand towel
Rubbit On! Gourmet Steak Seasoning & Rub
Rubbit On! Barbeque & Grill Seasoning & Rub
Rubbit On! Roasted Potato Seasoning & Rub
The book “Celebrating Fathers”, inspirational thoughts and quotes on Fatherhood
BBQ-themed paper napkins
BBQ-themed mitt
And, of course, a “paint brush” (basting brush)

D-Dogs BBQ products are not just Made in Arizona but are award-winning! D-Dogs BBQ Original rub took FIRST PLACE in the COOK-OFF Dry Seasoning / Rub category of the Americas Best™ Professional Food Competition!! D-dog’s BBQ rubs have been created after years of trial and error and are made with the freshest, all natural ingredients. The rubs are the perfect balance between sweet and spicy. The rubs are great for pork, beef, chicken or anything else you want to put them on!

The D-Dogs Cranberry Chipotle Table Sauce in this arrangement is incredible. The M.R. Designs taste-testers have used it on BBQ ribs, glazed on grilled chicken and just as a side condiment for dipping grilled chicken. The sweet cranberry taste with a kick of chipotle is great.

Anyways, this BBQ gift basket is sure to please a great many Dads this Father’s Day. Order yours today!