Meet the mama who won the Metro refrigerator!

tricia, cropped

Congratulations to Tricia Griffith, winner of the Metro “Big Chill Giveaway” refrigerator.

We had to convince Tricia that she really did win! We think it will sink in when Metro delivers that beauty to her house! Tricia has been a “regular” on Motherlode for many years and we’re thrilled that she won the fridge.

We asked Tricia a few questions so we could all get to know her better:

What did you think when you got the email that you’d won?

bigchillWhen I received the email, I honestly thought it was a joke. I have no idea why I thought you would randomly send emails out telling people they had won, but it just seemed way too good to be true!

And believe me, we could use a new fridge! I’m somewhat of a stickler when it comes to big purchases. And I’m the kind of person who believes in the saying “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it”.  Our 14 year old refrigerator now has yellowing handles, a VERY slow water dispenser, and a broken light in the freezer. But it’s still kickin’ in the cold department!

 Tell us about your family:

I am a stay at home mom who is never at home. I teach Zumba one night a week and on occasion work at Imagine Art Studios or substitute for Mother’s Day Out (A girls gotta have her spending money). But I LOVE being free to go to class parties, field trips, school lunches and every once in awhile, have a shopping day with friends!

I am married to Kevin, a super hot drummer/ computer nerd (is that an oxymoron?) who has worked for Walmart in the IT department since we moved to Bentonville in 2000. We have two boys. Peyton, 8, is an aspiring class clown and social butterfly. Nothing is serious, he laughs constantly, and he loves to be around people. Brandt, 4, wants to be a soccer player when he grows up, is the loudest person I know, and probably won’t smile at you if you’re not on his short list.

What’s your fave feature of the new fridge?

My favorite feature about the new fridge may be the flip up, slide under shelves to make room for taller things. But I’m almost as excited about the SMUDGEPROOF stainless steel! Anything to keep fingerprints from showing gets an A+ from me!

 What do you expect to be transferring over from your old fridge to the new one?

I can’t wait to transfer all my fresh veggies and fruit over to the new fridge! And maybe a bottle of wine and celebratory dessert for me and a few friends. Kevin says “more room for beer”, and the boys are excited to fill it with cheese.

Where will you be celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas? Will family and friends get to try out the new fridge?

Just until yesterday, we thought we were celebrating Thanksgiving at my in-laws house, but the boys insisted that we have “a feast” at our house this year. So the new fridge will be here to hold Thanksgiving dinner and share with family. We will also be here for Christmas, so Santa’s milk and cookies will have a brand new place to wait!

metro appliances and moreI can’t say Thank You enough to NWAMotherlode and Metro Appliances for offering such an amazing giveaway! NWAMotherlode has been a go-to website for me since it started and has always been full of great information and support for moms in NWA! I am so thankful that there were two moms out there who decided to share such an amazing website with the rest of us!

From us and the folks at Metro, you’re welcome! Enjoy your new refrigerator, Tricia!!! And please send a few pics when it’s delivered. We want to live vicariously through you :)

Giveaway: Tickets to comedy show at Walton Arts Center

second city nut crackingNo matter what’s going on in your life, it always feels a little more manageable when you can laugh a little. And you’ll be laughing A LOT if you win the four tickets we’re giving away to the opening night performance of this show: Second City’s Nut-Cracking Revue. This famous sketch comedy troupe will be live on stage at the Walton Arts Center on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Second_City_Nut_Cracking_TNEWThese comedy performers have been SO popular with audiences that this is their seventh time to perform at the Walton Arts Center. Part of the reason the group draws such huge crowds is because they are known as the training ground for some of the most famous names in comedy — names like John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert.

This is grown-up humor, so this show is not intended for kids. But it’s perfect for a double-date with fun friends. (This ticket package is valued at more than $140!)

To make it even more fun, we’re including dinner at our favorite pizza place on Dickson Street — U.S. Pizza. It’s known for its award-winning pizza and their salads and sandwiches are phenomenal, too.

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win the four tickets to this show, click the words “post a comment” below and tell us something that has made you laugh recently. (Your kid’s joke? Your favorite show on TV? Your dog’s quirky habit?)

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: If you’d like to increase your odds of winning the Second City tickets, just email friends and family about the giveaway and CC us so we’ll be sure to give you credit. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person you tell. The email is giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. The sign-up box is at the top right of this page.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

If you don’t want to leave your tickets up to chance, get them online now before they’re gone. Click HERE to reserve your seats for the show online. (Tickets range from $15 to $35, depending on seat location.)

Looking forward to reading your comments, mamas! Remember that winners for giveaways are ALWAYS chosen at random. Watch your email inbox because we’ll notify the winner next week. Good luck!

 

Giveaway: Win tickets to Moonlight Masquerade + Winter Dreams Tour of Homes!

Moonlight_No_Date_smaller

The Junior League of Northwest Arkansas does some amazing things for women and children in our community through a variety of fundraisers.

And we’ve got tickets to two of their most popular events! We’re giving away two tickets each the Moonlight Masquerade and Winter Dreams Tour of Homes events. Two moms will win!

Moonlight Masquerade will include food, drinks and dancing under the moonlight. Dress up and get crazy with your hair and makeup for this one! The mission of this fundraiser is to help end domestic violence in our community. Tickets are $75 per person, so this giveaway is a $150 value!

winter tour of homesThe event is on Saturday, December 6, at Sassafrass Springs Winery in Fayetteville from 7-11 pm.

The 2014 Winter Dreams Tour Of Homes event will be the next day on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A second winner will snag these two tickets, which are valued at $25 each.

The tour will include 9 beautifully decorated homes in Benton and Washington counties. You’ll be inspired!

Here’s a quick look at the homes on the tour:

junior league homes

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win tickets to either the Moonlight Masquerade or Winter Dreams Tour of Homes, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us which event you’d love to attend (or maybe you’d love to win tickets to either one!) and why. Both events are loads of fun.

facebook-twitterINCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: If you’d like to increase your odds of winning these tickets, just email friends and family about the giveaway and CC us so we’ll be sure to give you credit. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person you tell. The email is giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. Click here to sign up.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

If you want to purchase tickets for either of these events, click here to visit the Junior League of NWA website for more information.

 

Giveaway: $1,000 Shopping Spree at James + James!

The holidays are almost here and that means lots of us will be hosting friends, family and assorted guests.

So wouldn’t it be great if you had a brand new table — one that’s hand-crafted and completely unique — for everyone to gather around? Can’t you just picture your turkey, ham, stuffing and all the trimmings on a table like this one from James + James?

james table

Or maybe you’d rather use your 1,000 James + James bucks toward a table like this (read to the bottom of this post for how to enter the giveaway):

james table trestle

That’s right, one lucky mama will win a $1,000 shopping spree to James + James toward any furniture purchase! They have tables, chairs, hutches, benches, nightstands, bookshelves, end tables, beds, head boards and coffee tables to choose from.

Each piece of furniture is hand-crafted with quality (real!) wood and can be custom sized. They even have a variety of finishes to choose from. James + James has seriously become famous in just a few years for their quality and diversity. The furniture is made from solid wood that is distressed and has a reclaimed look.

We love this hutch:

james hutch

And isn’t this platform bed just beautiful:

james platform bed

james logoHOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win this $1,000 shopping spree to James + James, click on the words “post a comment” below. Tell us which piece of furniture you would choose if you won. Here’s a link to all the gorgeous James + James options.

Click here to see the gallery of pics from satisfied customers.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: If you’d like to increase your odds of winning the James + James bucks, just email friends and family about the giveaway and CC us so we’ll be sure to give you credit. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person you tell. The email is giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. CLICK HERE to sign up.

james table modernGO INTO THE STORE FOR FIVE MORE CHANCES TO WIN: For five more chances to win, stop by the James + James store and send us a selfie with one of your favorite accessories, lighting or a piece of furniture in the shot.

You can post it on the Motherlode Facebook timeline or email your pic to giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

The store is in Springdale on Furniture Row (4217 S. Thompson). Be sure to check in at James + James and tag them in your selfie! CLICK HERE to like their Facebook page to see what’s up — and we’re sure they’d love it if you let them know you’re happy about this giveaway!

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

Good luck, mamas! We’ll choose a winner on Friday!

Giveaway: Tickets to see Elf the Musical at Walton Arts Center

elfRaise your hand if your family ALWAYS watches the movie Elf around the holidays!

If so, you know it’s hilarious (the movie is rated PG, FYI). Well, good news, Elf lovers! The Broadway show Elf the Musical is coming to Walton Arts Center and it’s based on the beloved 2003 movie with Will Ferrell.

We’ve got four tickets to give away for opening night on Nov. 25th!

ABOUT THE SHOW: This delightful Broadway musical is for all ages. Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole where he is welcomed into Santa’s household. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s size and poor toy-making skills cause him to face the truth.

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to find his birth father and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Elf the Musical “is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” says Variety magazine.

This modern-day Christmas classic will help you embrace your inner elf.

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these FOUR Elf the Musical tickets click on the words “post a comment” below tell us about your favorite scene in the movie Elf. If you’ve never seen the movie, tell us which movie is your favorite watch as a family around the holidays.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: If you’d like to increase your odds of winning the Elf tickets, just email friends and family about the giveaway and CC us so we’ll be sure to give you credit. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person you tell. The email is giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. The sign-up box is at the top right of this page.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

Good luck, mamas! We’ll choose a winner on Friday!

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name
Advertisement