Giveaway: A Family Getaway to see big cats — and Pete the Cat — in Eureka Springs!

The wonderful event Books in Bloom Literary Festival is headed to Eureka Springs next month and Pete the Cat will be there!

Pete the cat bookWe’re partnering with the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundationto bring you a family package so you can spend the day in Eureka during Books in Bloom weekend. And guess who will be there? Pete the Cat!

Award-winning artist and Illustrator, James Dean, will be at the Books in Bloom event to talk about the real Pete the Cat, the inspiration for the series of wildly popular children’s books. The actual Pete may have saved Mr. Dean from an unsatisfactory career as an electrical engineer. Kimberly Dean partners with her husband to create hip new adventures for their iconic groovy cat.

So with this giveaway, the kids can ♥meet Pete, ♥visit the big cats at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and ♥have lunch at Basin Balcony in Eureka!

The 12th annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival will be Sunday, May 21, from noon to 5 p.m. in the gardens and the conservatory of the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge’s mission  is to provide lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected “Big Cats” with emphasis on Tigers, Lions, Leopards, and Cougars. They have a variety of exotic animals in a wonderful sanctuary.

Basin Balcony Restaurant menu is built around hearty appetizers, live music and fun food and is known as a must stop during any Eureka Springs getaway. Its unique location, on the “balcony” of The Iconic Basin Park Hotel offers a unique bar and three dining areas while serving as a central stop during a great day of shopping.

The Balcony Restaurant overlooks Spring Street, has regular live music and is known as a place where locals regularly frequent and visitors are sure to enjoy a cool beverage and a great meal.

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WANT TO WIN THIS? If you’d love to win this family getaway in Eureka Springs, click on the word “comments” (right under the headline of this post) and scroll down to the bottom of the comments posted by other moms. Then write a quick comment telling us why you’d love to win this sweet package!

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

MORE CHANCES TO WIN: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

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We’ll choose a winner on Friday, so watch your email inbox!

Giveaway: Spring Celebration Package from Second Elm

giveaway collage2Happy Monday, mamas! The winner of this week’s giveaway is going to be VERY happy because this Spring Celebration Package from Second Elm in Rogers is all kinds of amazing. One local mama will take home ALL of the 8 items shown above. This package would normally sell for more than FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! This would be an incredible way to kick off your spring and summer.

Second-Elm-Logo-1If you haven’t heard of Second Elm until now, that’s because it’s a fairly new shop located in downtown Rogers at the corner of 2nd St. and Elm (and now you know the significance of the store’s name.) But we have a feeling you’ll soon be hearing about Second Elm often as more people discover this fun shop.

The shop offers great gear for exploring and enjoying life — things like Kamado Joe grills, Yeti cups and coolers, Maui Jim sunglasses, soft-as-butter clothing from brands like Fayettechill and Life is Good, ORU Kayaks and the best ENO hammocks you can find. Store manager Becca is so much fun to shop with and she can give you more info about every item in the store. (They rent ORU kayaks, too!)

They also have some beautiful handmade, solid-wood outdoor furniture and accessories (like the cutting board pictured above). The wooden items are made by a Rogers company called EcoVet Furniture Co.

Here’s a closer look at each of the items shown above.

1. Yeti Rambler 30 oz. Tumbler with removable handle

2. Yeti Hopper leakproof, portable cooler

3. Yeti Sidekick water-resistant casegiveaway grouping1 700

4. Fayettechill t-shirt (you pick the size and color)

5. Fayettechill t-shirt (you pick the size and color)

6. Large solid-wood cutting board by EcoVet Furniture Co.

7. ENO Hammock

8. Yeti Rambler 30 oz. Tumbler with removable handle

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win the Second Elm Spring Celebration Package, click on the word “comments” (right under the headline of this post) and scroll down to the bottom of the comments posted by other moms. Then write a quick comment telling us about something you’re looking forward to doing this spring or summer. Chilling at the lake? Reading a book in your hammock? Grilling out in the backyard?

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

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

We’ll choose the winner on Friday! To keep up with new items arriving at Second Elm, click HERE to follow the shop on Facebook. You can reach the store by calling 479-372-4235.

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes VIP ticket giveaway

i love shoesCalling all handbag and shoe lovers! This giveaway is just for you.

We’re giving away 4 V.I.P. tickets to the upcoming Walk A Mile in My Shoes sale event, hosted by Ozark Guidance. This is THE shoe and handbag sale of the year because it includes new and nearly new shoes, handbags, accessories and more, and the prices are so legendary that you’ll be bragging about your bargains for months.

Brand new name-brand running shoes donated by the event’s presenting sponsor Rush Running Co. and high end designer shoes will be sold for $40. Other brand new shoes/handbags will sell for $20, and nearly new shoes/handbags will be sold for $10.

If you’re the winner of this giveaway, you’ll get four tickets so you can grab some sale-loving friends and attend the VIP Party on April 28th. The VIP Party is where you’ll be able to see the full selection of merchandise before the general public shops the sale during the next day. The VIP Party also includes food and entertainment, so this would be perfect for a Girls’ Night Out with friends. (It all happens on the campus of Ozark Guidance, located at 2400 S. 48th St. in Springdale.)

rp_Walk-a-Mile-logo-2017-300x268.jpgNew this year! The Walk a Mile in My Shoes event will also offer a 5K race and a Family Fun Walk this year, and we are honored to be serving as the Grand Marshalls of the Family Fun Walk. We’d LOVE it if you’d walk with us in the Family Fun Walk on Saturday, April 29th! (Bring the kids, too, if you want.) If you’d like to join us for the walk, email us by clicking here and we’ll send you a free registration code.

All of the Walk a Mile in My Shoes events raise money for behavioral health care services for families in Northwest Arkansas. Last year Arkansas ranked as the 16th highest state in the nation for suicides, so we know these services are desperately needed.)

high heels pixabay1cropcircleHOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these 4 tickets to the V.I.P. party and shoe sale event, click on the word “comments” (right under the headline of this post) and scroll down to the bottom of the comments posted by other moms. Then write a quick comment telling us about your favorite pair of shoes or tell us what type of shoe you’d love to find at this event for a bargain price. High-end running shoes? A killer pair of heels? Maybe a cute pair of comfy sandals for the summer? (With the sale prices, you could probably find and buy all three!)

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.converse shoes pixabaycircle

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We’ll choose the winner on Friday! If you don’t want to leave your V.I.P. tickets to chance, click HERE to go ahead and purchase a ticket to the V.I.P. shopping event.

Ozark Guidance is the nonprofit community based mental health provider serving Washington, Benton, Madison, and Carroll Counties in Arkansas. Each year, Ozark Guidance provides quality, compassionate mental health service to nearly 10,000 adults, children, and families.

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Giveaway: Tickets to see The Moon’s a Balloon at WAC

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Happy Monday, mamas!  Today we’re giving away 4 tickets to see the kid’s show The Moon’s a Balloon at Walton Arts Center on April 28th!

A balloon can be a friend to play with or a maker of friendships. It can hold its breath for days and disappear in an instant. It can make your hair stand on end and fill you with laughter. A balloon can be something loved or something lost; something shared or something broken. Is the moon a balloon? It can be. A balloon can be anything you want it to be.

ABOUT THE SHOW: The Moon’s a Balloon was inspired by a poem by ee cummings which suggests that amazing possibilities can come from the simplest of things. The Moon’s a Balloon is a visual-theater production that celebrates the possibilities of play, the making of friendships and the wonder of creation. One of the underlying themes of the show is that all sorts of possibilities reside in the simplest of things.

Simple white balloons, two performers and a musician can, through exploration, play and a search for meaning, give rise to a rich variety of composition, beauty, laughter, wonder, joy and story. Best for ages 4+

This video gives you a little sneak peek into the show:

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these tickets to see The Moon’s a Balloon, click on the word “comments” (right under the headline of this post) and scroll down to the bottom of the comments posted by other moms. Then write a quick comment telling us about something fun that your kids have imagined. Do they have an imaginary friend? Do they pretend to be a puppy or kitten?

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

balloonsINCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

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

We’ll choose the winner on Friday! If you want to go ahead and grab tickets to this show, CLICK HERE to visit the Walton Arts Center page with more details or to buy them online. Tickets can also be purchased in-person at Walton Arts Center’s Box Office or by calling 479.443.5600.

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Giveaway: Tickets to see ‘The Curious Incident’ at Walton Arts Center

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Play, is a mesmerizing play that will debut at Walton Arts Center on Tuesday, April 18 and feature eight performances through Sunday, April 23.

This new play is adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel by the same name. And we’ve got 4 tickets for a local mama to win so her family or friend group can see the show for FREE on April 18th! It sounds absolutely amazing (see a video below for an idea of how compelling the play is).

ABOUT THE SHOW: The play, recommended for ages 12+, follows fifteen-year-old Christopher, who is exceptionally intelligent but is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

Staged in a box-like set, the play uses projections, music, sound effects and choreography to illuminate Christopher’s whirling thoughts. Tony-winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse and Curious) presents a series of fast-paced scenes in which Christopher’s point of view is reflected through interaction with his parents and teacher, plus various neighbors and authority figures portrayed by an ensemble cast.

“It’s about all of us encountering things that we find overwhelming and confusing, and feeling that fear, but driving through anyway,” Elliot said. You’ll be dazzled by the journey into Christopher’s world—including a surprise post-curtain call scene that’s not to be missed. Get ready for a uniquely exciting theatrical experience.

This video gives you a little sneak peek into the show:

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these tickets to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time, click on the word “comments” (right under the headline of this post) and scroll down to the bottom of the comments posted by other moms. Then write a quick comment telling us the title of a really good book you’ve read recently, since this play is based on a best-seller. We’re always on the look-out for a new good book to read :)

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

email sign up 150Our newsletter subscribers get access to the good stuff, including exclusive giveaways (like this one), information about local events, local mom interviews, recipes and more.

The nwaMotherlode newsletter is delivered straight to your inbox so you don’t miss anything awesome. CLICK HERE to sign up. We won’t fill your inbox with info, no worries. We only send out newsletters when there’s something in it for you — and we know you’ll be interested in hearing about it.

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

We’ll choose the winner on Friday! If you want to go ahead and grab tickets to this show, CLICK HERE to visit the Walton Arts Center page with more details. Ticket prices start at $35, plus applicable fees, and can be purchased in-person at Walton Arts Center’s Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or online here.