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Show Us Your Team Spirit or Wet Pets

Team Spirit BlogGet into the game! Dress in your favorite team’s colors or gear, snap a pic and share it with us for a chance to win! It’s time for the hours you’ve spent in the bleachers or as an armchair quarterback to pay off. If your photo comes out on top of the Leaderboard when the clock hits zero on January 31, you will win an amazing prize pack worth $100!

Wet Pet Blog

Nothing is funnier than a wet pet. Whether they’re in the bathtub, frolicking on the beach, or slipping into the pool, soaked animals make us smile. So, send in those drenched doggies, glistening guinea pigs, and clammy cats for a chance to win big! The wet pet with the most votes on January 31st will be the cover dog of our Wet Pet Calendar and get a fabulous prize pack from Calendars.com worth $75! The top 18 will be featured in the 18-Month WET PET Calendar from Calendars.com!

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Halloween Contest

Stay tuned for a fun Halloween contest!

Here’s a hint: have your pumpkins ready!Stampa

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Top Pet Contests

Calendars.com is running a Top Dog and Top Cat Calendar contest! Submit your pictures for a chance to be featured in a Calendars.com exclusive calendar, receive a $500 donation to the Animal Welfare Organization of your choice, and get a fun prize pack for you and your furry friend. Check out the details and links below to get started today!

Dog Intro
Cat Intro

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The Perfect Command Center

With summer winding down and the school year ramping up, this perfect time to reorganize anything that didn’t work for you last year. One of the easiest ways to keep your house organized is to have a functional command center that meets the needs of your family.

The first step is to figure out where your problem areas are. For my house, it happened to be the kitchen island. My husband and I would walk in through the garage and just drop everything there until it became useless as actual counter space in the kitchen. Find where you family currently dumps everything because that will make it easier to retrain and replace the bad habit. Luckily, we had some nice wall space just past the island that was begging to be used!

Once you know where you want your command center, the next step is to identify the needs of your family. Since we don’t have any children yet, our needs were pretty basic. We needed a place to put the mail, Groupons, coupons, a whiteboard for notes and honey-do lists, a place for pens and markers, and of course, a calendar. We also needed a place to keep our keys and sunglasses, but I put that closer to the door instead of with the command center itself. Some other things you might consider for your command center would be a place for kids to hang their backpacks, an in/out wall file for homework and paperwork from the school, chore charts, a shopping list (we have an awesome magnetic shopping list hanging on our fridge), or a cork board.

Now that you have your needs addressed and your space assigned, it is time to find products to create your perfect command center. You can go with an all-in-one system that allows you to simply snap what you need onto a preformed back, or you can do a hodge-podge approach. Martha Stewart has a great system if you want everything to be identical, but I wanted something that matched the look of my kitchen and dining area a little more.

I measured off my space, and because I am a bit OCD, created a template in Photoshop to show the available space. Another way to do this would be to map it out on graph paper, This will allow you to play with what elements will fit where before you start hanging anything. My first priority was finding a calendar that I loved. We don’t necessarily want our calendar to feature any particular artwork, so I opted for a monthly desk pad style instead. Before I created the command center, we had a monthly magnetic calendar on our fridge, so I knew we already liked the format. I found the Kathy Davis Desk Pad that matched my color scheme and planned the other elements around the size of my calendar. A close second was the Bold Blossoms Monthly/Weekly Wall Calendar, but we didn’t need that much space for just the two of us. Knowing how much space I had left to work with. I found some galvanized steel containers that I then spray-painted a metallic bronze to match my fixtures. I also found a cheap 12×12 whiteboard and bought a simple unfinished wooden frame. I used the same metallic bronze spray-paint and it worked wonderfully.

The last step is something to claim it as your own. I opted for a wooden sign that had our name and the year we were married, but I have also seen some cute command centers with a simple initial that matched. Whatever your style is, this identifier will round out the command center and make you smile every time you look at it.

Command Center 1

Command Center 2

Do you have some great command center ideas that I missed? Please share below!

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Neil’s Staff Picks

Happy Father’s Day to a new dad on our team, Neil!

Neil is one o four Customer Service Representatives and helps out our customers on the phone and through email.
He loves watching movies, and maintains a movie blog. Neil also dabbles in movie-making and hopes to find the time to go back to writing. That may be difficult though since he is now a father to an adorable little boy!

Here are a few of his favorite products, but see Neil’s full selection on our Staff Picks Page!

Game of Thrones 2014 Wall Calendar

Vintage Classics Movie Posters 2014 Wall Calendar

Go Oriental Strategy Game

Sugar Skulls 2014 Wall Calendar

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Father’s Day Contest

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Comment on this blog post and tell us about your favorite trip you took with your dad. It can be a few sentences, a poem, or a long narrative; Whatever you need to tell your story!

You can also enter through our Facebook page to share with your friends for bonus entries.

The contest runs from June 1 to June 14, and the winner will be announced Monday, June 17.

The winner will receive a free 18-month custom calendar, and a prize pack to remember your trip!

Read full contest rules here.

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2014 Calendars Now Shipping!

We have hundreds of 2014 calendar options already on our site for pre-sale, but did you know we have several ALREADY SHIPPING? That’s right! You can get your 2014 Yoga Cats Wall Calendar, or your Extreme Cakes 2014 Mini Wall Calendar, as well as 200 more  in the mail RIGHT NOW! We have more calendars coming into our warehouse every week, so check out the full selection of 2014s in stock!













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Elizabeth’s Birthday

Happy birthday to an important member of the Calendars.com team, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth has been with Calendars.com for nearly six years and runs the Facebook page and blog for DogBreedStore.com, our sister site. She also manages the Calendars Ebay store and comparison shopping engines.

I love Calendars, canines, caffeine and my Mac – not necessarily in that order.  I balance work with volunteering, training dogs, gardening and cooking. My favorite travel destination is home, where I am surrounded by ten beautiful acres of wildflowers and two adorable and adoring (mainly at dinner time) Bulldogs who think I am an absurdly good cook.

Here are a few of her staff picks, but see Elizabeth’s complete selection on our Staff Picks Page!

Someecards 2014 Desk Calendar

Extraordinary Chickens 2014 Wall Calendar

Yoga Dogs 2014 Wall Calendar

Cowboy Boots 2014 Wall Calendar

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Customer Feedback

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Have a look at what customers just like you think about Calendars.com, and check back weekly for new comments!

 

 

 

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Ashton’s Birthday

Happy birthday to an awesome employee here at Calendars.com, Ashton!

Ashton manages the Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as The Daily Grid. She also does a little graphic design work and moderates the customer reviews.

Ashton loves to be outside hiking, camping, rock climbing, or walking her three rescued pitbulls. Is she has to be stuck inside, Ashton prefers to be watching sports. She loves the Houston Astros and the Dallas Cowboys, and enjoys cooking and bowling. Ashton also just recently got married!

Here are a few of her staff picks, but see Ashton’s complete selection on our Staff Picks Page!

Goats in Trees 2013 Wall Calendar

Magic Places 2013 Wall Calendar

Crossing Bridges 2013 Wall Calendar

Sea Turtles 2013 Deluxe Wall Calendar































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