Giveaway: Professional organizing from The Organizer Chicks!

Mamas, we are SO excited about this week’s giveaway because we know it’s something that almost all of us have wished for at one time or another. If you’ve ever fantasized about how great it would be to have a Professional Organizer come over and help you finally get your house in order — organized in a way that truly works for you and your family — this is the giveaway that could make it come true.organizerchicks

We’re hosting a giveaway from our friends at The Organizer Chicks that includes:

  • Initial consultation
  • Four-hour work session with TWO Professional Organizers
  • (Total of EIGHT hours of professional organizing which equals a $480 value!)

For many of us, one of our goals for the New Year is to get our homes and organizing methods in better shape so we can get more done and enjoy clean spaces that don’t make us feel stressed. One of the best ways to finally make that happen is to let someone who is truly gifted in this area come over and not only come up with a plan but help you make it happen. That’s what Professional Organizers do. (And they can do a LOT in four hours. Check out this before and after photo that happened after only two hours.)

before-after-closet1As owner Amber Taggard pointed out in our recent interview, some people feel guilty for needing a Professional Organizer’s help. But the reality is that we moms hire professionals all the time. Would you feel guilty for hiring an electrician to come over and fix a broken fuse box? Nope. The electrician knows things we don’t know and has specialized training in his area of expertise. Professional Organizers are also specifically trained to put rooms and/or entire homes in order as well as develop new systems and routines that will help you KEEP that organization intact.

organizer1Electricians don’t judge you for a broken fuse, and Professional Organizers don’t judge you for a cluttered space. They are simply happy for the opportunity to transform a space and make a positive difference for their client.

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win this giveaway valued at $480, click the word “comments” (located right under the headline of this post). Then scroll down to the bottom of the posted comments.

Then add your own comment telling us which space in your house you’d love to have transformed by two of the Organizer Chicks. Why did you pick that space? (Would it be your kitchen? Bedroom? Garage? Kids’ playroom? Home office, etc?)

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

As always, the giveaway winner will be chosen AT RANDOM and notified via email. (Watch your inbox!)

Once the organization work is complete, we’ll share that person’s experience and before and after photos here on nwaMotherlode.com, so fellow moms can read about and see what professional organizing in action really looks like.

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emailINCREASE 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.

You can also earn extra chances to win by being one of our newsletter readers. Newsletter subscribers get free access to the good stuff, including exclusive giveaways (like this one), information about local events, local mom interviews, recipes and more.

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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.

For more info about The Organizer Chicks, click HERE to visit the website or click HERE to read our recent interview with the owner, Amber Taggard.

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Giveaway: Tickets to Circus Oz

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Welcome to a new week, mamas. That means a new giveaway!

Circus Oz is coming to Walton Arts Center next month and it is SUCH a fun show! Madcap musicians, acrobats and manipulators will show off an array of physical feats, spectacular skills and hilarious antics. Aerialists defy gravity, jugglers propel unlikely objects in complicated cacophonies, acrobats fall up and stand over. At Circus Oz nothing is impossible and it’s a show that’s great for ALL AGES!

The winner will receive a family pack of FOUR TICKETS — or you can invite another couple to go with you on a high-flying double date! The winner of this giveaway will get to attend opening night on Feb. 15th, but if you don’t want to risk missing the show, here are the other dates and times available:

Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm  GET TICKETS
Thursday, February 16 at 11am  GET TICKETS
Thursday, February 16 at 7pm  GET TICKETS
Friday, February 17 at 8pm  GET TICKETS
Saturday, February 18 at 2pm  GET TICKETS
Saturday, February 18 at 8pm  GET TICKETS
Sunday, February 19 at 2pm  GET TICKETS

“This show has to be seen to be believed – a standout for the whole family!” – The Independent Weekly

ABOUT THE SHOW: Australia’s most-loved circus is renowned for the collective mayhem that never stops from the moment the band strikes up until the last curtain call. The powerful acrobatics will contest gravity, graceful aerial artists will win your heart, the knock-about comedy will bowl you over and the live musicians will save the day with the last beat. Circus Oz is an animal free spectacular and is great for circus-goers of all ages.

So what’s Circus Oz like? This video will have you saying WOW:

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these tickets to see Circus Oz at Walton Arts Center, 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 how you deal with the winter blahs. Getting out of the house and doing something fun, like seeing a show like Circus Oz, is definitely one great way to battle the blues!

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

emailINCREASE 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.

You can also get more chances to win by joining our newsletter readers. Our 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 and ticket prices.

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Great Date Giveaway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

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Happy Monday, mamas! We hope your December is going great and you’re enjoying the holiday season.

We’ve got a giveaway starting today to help make it even brighter: 2 tickets to see A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder at Walton Arts Center on Jan 10th! This show, Tony Award® winner for Best Musical, will run Jan. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.

This would be a GREAT date night — or Girls’ Night — out!

ABOUT THE SHOW: Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?) and the constant threat of landing behind bars. Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.

This show is fast-paced, zany and has great singing. If you want to bring kids, this show is recommended for ages 10+.

What’s A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder like? Here’s a little video:

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these tickets to see A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder at Walton Arts Center, 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 about something zany that happened to you recently. Or tell us why you need a date night or GNO in the new year. We’d love to hear all about it!

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

emailINCREASE 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.

Our 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 and ticket prices.

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Giveaway: Tickets to A Very Electric Christmas

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Good morning, mamas!

Can you believe this is the first full week of December? Eek! We’re trying to soak it all in and bet you are, too. Today we’ve got a giveaway to a super FUN show at Walton Arts Center. One mama will win 4 tickets to the Dec. 23 performance of A Very Electric Christmas.

THIS LOOKS SO COOL. Your kids will love it! Here’s a sneak peek video:

A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS 2015 PROMO V2 from Mendelson Entertainment Group on Vimeo.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Brighten up your holidays with a dazzling tale of family, friendship and hope! Friendly caroling worms, dancing candy-canes, Nutcracker soldiers, an evil Rat King and other glow-in-the-dark creatures light up before your eyes, incorporating classic holiday stories and non-traditional flourishes set to timeless holiday hits by Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, Tchaikovsky and more.

A little bird gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole on a big adventure! Will he make it home in time to celebrate Christmas? A delightful holiday production that will warm hearts big and small. Best for ages 5+

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these tickets to see A Very Electric Christmas at Walton Arts Center, 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 how you’re savoring the season this month. Do you sit in front of the Christmas tree and read before bed? (That’s Shannon’s favorite!) Do you take time off work? Do you just try to be more intentional? We can’t wait to hear what everyone has to say. Maybe we’ll inspire each other?

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.

Our 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 and ticket prices.

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Giveaway: Tickets to see the Hip Hop Nutcracker!

Happy Monday, mamas!

We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and a fun weekend. Let’s get this week started off right with a giveaway! We’ve got 4 tickets to give to one local mama and her family to see the Dec. 22nd performance of the Hip Hop Nutcracker! These people can DANCE and the music’s great, too. Such a fun show, so much energy.

Here’s a short video to give you a little taste of how much this shop will be hip-hoppin’:

ABOUT THE SHOW: Heat up your Christmas tradition with an unforgettable contemporary mash-up of a timeless holiday story. A supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers combines with hip hop beats mixed by a live DJ and an on-stage electric violinist, turning Tchaikovsky on his head in the coolest possible way.

A spell cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer takes Maria-Clara and her prince back in time to the moment when her parents first met. Digital scenery transforms a palace of sugarplums into a modern, romantic setting in 1980s Brooklyn. If your family is more into break-dancing than ballet, this Nutcracker is the perfect gift!

hiphop_nutcracker_web_266x375HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these tickets to see The Hip Hop Nutcracker at Walton Arts Center, 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 cool that made you feel like dancing recently! A day off from work? A promotion? Did your daughter finally get potty trained??? We can all relate to the happy potty dance :)

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.

Our 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 and ticket prices.

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