FEBRUARY PRIZE: WATERMELON WATER BOTTLE

February 2nd, 2016 by The Watermelon Guy

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Every January, I make two New Year’s resolutions — one for the Watermelon Guy here on the blog, and another for my own personal benefit. While the Watermelon Guy’s resolutions keep getting more and more interesting (this year’s will be to set a watermelon-related Guinness World Record), my personal goal usually stays uncomplicated. In fact, for the last few years, I’ve resolved to do something simple — to be healthier.

My goal isn’t necessarily weight loss (although a six-pack would be nice), but I want to change my eating habits to include healthier, more nutritious options. I know I’m not the only one who’s guilty of a late-night rendezvous with the cookie jar, but being more mindful of this will help me change my not-so-healthy habits.

This month, we’re giving away a prize that will help you in your quest to a healthier lifestyle, or just carry your favorite beverage. This Watermelon Water Bottle ($23 on Amazon) can hold 24-ounces of water, coffee or whatever you’d like! Leave a comment on this blog post with an update on your New Year’s resolution, and I’ll choose one comment at random as the winner!

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GIFTS FOR THE WATERMELON LOVER: SERVING BOWL

December 22nd, 2015 by The Watermelon Guy

Image courtesy of Amazon

Image courtesy of Amazon

For me, Christmas is all about time spent with family and friends as we eat, drink and be merry. I’ve never been the type to go all-out for Christmas and spend hundreds of dollars on material gifts. Thankfully, my wife is the same way. We’d prefer to spend Christmas together, rather than at the stores trying to find the best holiday deals.

But that doesn’t mean I won’t jump on a good deal when I see one. This Watermelon Fruit Serving Bowl ($25) is a great example, and will make the perfect addition to your dinner table this holiday season.

It measures a full foot long by about six inches tall, which means you can fill it with just about anything. You can serve chips or pretzels in it, if you want to play it safe. For a more literal approach, you can fill it with watermelon chunks. Or you can use it to make the best ice cream sundae EVER.

Leave a comment below with what you’d put in this bowl, and I’ll choose one comment at random to receive this yuletide treasure. Good luck!

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GIFTS FOR THE WATERMELON LOVER: WATERMELON PILLOW

December 15th, 2015 by The Watermelon Guy

I’ll admit; I’m the kind of person who sleeps with no fewer than six pillows. It drives my wife crazy because she can’t get comfortable, which I don’t really understand because pillows are all about making you comfortable. I don’t know what drives the necessity, but I’ve been that way ever since I was a little boy. (Except for my Navy days, when one pillow was all I got.)

Even though she’s not crazy about my pillow addiction, my wife always sneaks one or two new pillows under the tree for me at Christmas. I’m usually not picky about what type of pillow it is (it doesn’t need to be one of those expensive goose down ones), but I did add the pillow you see above to my Christmas list this year.

Image courtesy of Amazon

Image courtesy of Amazon

The perfect combination of style and comfort, this Watermelon Plush Pillow ($14) is made for the watermelon lover in your life. Leave a comment below, and I’ll choose one comment at random to receive this little slice of comfort. Good luck!

 

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SEPTEMBER PRIZE: THE WATERMELON RUG

September 1st, 2010 by The Watermelon Guy

Whoever made this rug could have created it with a red center and a green and white border and called it a “watermelon rug” and been done with it. But they didn’t stop there. They took the watermelon theme one step further by adding seeds to the design. Attention to detail – that’s why I chose it as this month’s prize.

What I like most about this rug is that it’s very clearly a watermelon-themed rug, but not in an in-your-face “hey check out my watermelon rug” kind of way. Know what I mean? I’ll give this tasteful addition to your kitchen away to one commenter chosen at random from all the comments left here on What About Watermelon this month. Good luck!

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AUGUST PRIZE: WATERMELON PAJAMA PANTS

August 4th, 2010 by The Watermelon Guy

Ever since my failed attempt last month to find a pair of watermelon shoes, I’ve been on a watermelon-themed clothing kick. I currently own exactly zero watermelon-themed articles of clothing (unless you count a barbecue apron stained by watermelon juice), but at the rate I’m going, that might change.

My latest search lead me to these cool watermelon pajama pants. Technically they’re called “women’s pajama pants,” but I don’t see any reason why a man couldn’t wear these pants. Is there some unwritten rule that says women are the only ones allowed to wear clothes with miniature watermelon slices on them? I don’t think so. If it’s okay for me to wear Spiderman pajama pants (debatable, I know), why can’t I wear these?

Oh well. Instead of buying a pair for myself, I’ll let this serve as an official hint for any family or friends who might need some inspiration when searching for a gift for me in the future. In the meantime, I’ve purchased one pair of these sweet PJ’s to give away to one comment chosen at random from all the comments left here on What About Watermelon this month. Good luck!

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JULY PRIZE: WATERMELON FOR YOUR FEET!

July 6th, 2010 by The Watermelon Guy

I was going to give away the awesome Adidas shoes below (created in watermelon colors as a special World Cup edition) as this month’s prize, but I couldn’t find them for sale anywhere online. Frustrating, I know. They would have made a great prize and a great addition to my own shoe collection.

So I decided to give away a pair of the super-cool Vans watermelon shoes seen below (available in Vans’ iconic Chukka, Era and Slip-on styles). But alas, I could not find them either. Really, I tried. I pride myself on my stellar web-searching skills, but I was stumped. If anyone finds the Adidas or Vans shoes for sale, let me know!

Determined to find something watermelon-related in footwear, I finally discovered the watermelon socks pictured below. Technically they’re women’s “cycling/running socks” but I’m guessing you could wear them around the house or any old time. I’ll choose one comment from all the comments left here on What About Watermelon in July to receive this cozy prize. Actually, make that TWO comments. What the heck… it’s National Watermelon Month.

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JUNE PRIZE: THE WATERMELON CHARM

June 1st, 2010 by The Watermelon Guy

I’m always losing my keys, and I’m not just talking about misplacing my keys. I have literally LOST my keys on more than one occasion. It’s a lot like losing your wallet, only instead of freaking out that someone is maxing out your credit card while you scramble to cancel it, you freak out because you can’t drive your car or get into your house.

Which brings me to this month’s prize. Watermelon is the key to my heart, and now watermelon can hold the keys to your home for just one comment. That’s right. This beautiful sterling silver charm can be yours for just a few words. TWO lucky winners chosen at random will have the most charming keys on the block.

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FEATURED PRODUCT AND PRIZE: WATERMELON KITCHEN SCRUBBER

May 11th, 2010 by The Watermelon Guy

If things go horribly wrong in your attempts to make last week’s watermelon steak, you can clean up the mess with this month’s featured product and prize, the watermelon kitchen scrubber. It’s made from natural loofah, which is harvested by from ancient loofah trees found only in the northern mountainous region of China. Amazon.com claims that this little wonder “will make your kids actually want to help you do the dishes!” I doubt that’s true, but for $4.99 it’s worth a shot, right?

I’ll send two of these miracle workers to one commenter chosen at random from all the comments left on What About Watermelon this month. Good luck!

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FEATURED PRODUCT: ORGANIC WATERMELON JUICE

March 2nd, 2010 by The Watermelon Guy

juiceThis month’s prize, which I’ll give away to one comment chosen at random from all the comments left on the blog in March, is the 100 percent organic watermelon juice pictured on the right. I haven’t tried this juice, but I do know that the juice is one of my favorite parts of eating watermelon, so this could be pretty good.

According to the website where it’s sold, this one liter bottle of heaven is made from “100% pure pressed watermelon.”

So, what can you do with a bottle of watermelon juice? I guess you could pour yourself a tall glass and drink it on a hot summer day. That’s the first thing that comes to mind. You could also use it to make watermelon juice ice cubes (though you could do that with pureed watermelon, too). You can also use watermelon juice in recipes. It’s really up to you!

By the way, the winner of our February prize — the watermelon growing kit — is Courtney. Congrats Courtney, and thanks to everyone who left a comment last month. Keep ’em coming!

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FEATURED PRODUCT: THE WATERMELON BIRD FEEDER

November 2nd, 2009 by The Watermelon Guy

bird feederI know it’s not exactly “bird feeder weather” (at least not in the northeast), but when I found this month’s prize – the watermelon bird feeder – I couldn’t wait until spring to post it. I mean, what bird wouldn’t want to grab a snack out of a hollowed out watermelon (even a fake one)?

I’ll choose one comment from all the comments left on What About Watermelon to receive this prize. It might make a good Christmas gift for the watermelon and/or bird lover in your life. Or you can just keep it for yourself. I wouldn’t blame you if you did.

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