Giveaway: Win a “Summer of Salsa” from My Brother’s Salsa!

Summertime and salsa just go together.

The warm breezes, the downtime, the days when the only exercise you get is from dipping your chip. (We really like those days.)

So this week we’re giving away — get this — a WHOLE SUMMER’S WORTH OF SALSA!

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This giveaway comes courtesy of our sponsor, My Brother’s Salsa, which is a national brand based right here in Northwest Arkansas. The company’s founder, helenHelen Lampkin, is a fellow NWA mother who took a salsa recipe (given to her by her brother) and turned it into an amazing success story with devoted fans all across the United States.

This “Summer of Salsa” giveaway includes enough salsa to last you all summer long — 15 jars in a variety of flavors and heat. You’ll also get 6 bags of organic corn chips, 1 chip and dip tray in a beautiful hammered silver finish, recipes from Helen herself that will teach you how to make new dishes using the salsa, and — last but definitely not least — you’ll get your own personal sombrero so you’ll look extra festive on Taco Tuesdays. :-)

Everyone is a winner with this giveaway because by signing up you’ll receive recipes from Helen, a personal chef, which will be delivered straight to your inbox. No need to go hunting online for new recipes.

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online sombrero to win this “Summer of Salsa” giveaway package, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us at least one fun thing you’re planning to do this summer. (Awesome vacation? Play on Beaver Lake with friends? Chill out by the pool while the kids splash around?)

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

my brothers salsaINCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word 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 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.

mom prom 2015 logoSPECIAL NOTE: If you’re planning to join us for the NWA Mom Prom on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Metroplex Event Center in Springdale, you can get an extra chance to win the “Summer of Salsa” giveaway package. Helen herself will be at this year’s Mom Prom with an amazing salsa bar provided for the ladies of Northwest Arkansas. You can throw your name in the hat in person at Mom Prom when you visit Helen at the My Brother’s Salsa quesadilla station!

Click here to get ticket info for the NWA Mom Prom.

Watch your inboxes, mamas! We’ll choose a winner (at random) and send her a note with the good news during the first week of June. Good luck!

Giveaway: Tickets to see “Timber” at Walton Arts Center

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It’s all about stunts and acrobatics in this toe-tapping musical by French Canadian circus company, Cirque Alfonse.

Taking inspiration from the woods surrounding their own real-life family farm, Timber! presented by Cirque Alfonse includes talented tumblers and musicians who create a crazily-unique acrobatic experience set in the world of loggers and traditional Canadian farm life.

The experience looks and smells authentic.

And we’ve got FOUR tickets to see the show on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m.! Who wants to win these tickets PLUS a gift card to U.S. Pizza, right up the street from Walton Arts Center?

Read on!

Timber_266x375WebAdABOUT THE SHOW: Taking inspiration from the woods surrounding their own real-life family farm, Cirque Alfonse’s talented tumblers and musicians create a crazily-unique acrobatic experience set in the world of loggers and traditional Canadian farm life.

The artists perform incredible feats of aerial acrobatics that are directly inspired by the natural raw materials of the forest and the equipment used on the farm. There are balancing acts on tree stumps and the sound of banjos and men with bushy beards performing synchronized axe juggling.

Not only does Cirque Alfonse represent three generations from one family, it also features professional acrobats from the École Nationale de Cirque de Montreal, as well as professional dancers, an ex-skiing champion and three talented and versatile musicians.

“SCARILY THRILLING.  IT’S A SHOW THAT SEEMS TO IMPLY THAT MONTY PYTHON WAS RIGHT IN BELIEVING ALL LUMBERJACKS ARE IN A PERMANENT STATE OF DELIRIOUS HAPPINESS.” ~ The Guardian

u.s.pizza-logoABOUT THE FOOD: You know we adore U.S. Pizza, which is why we’ve partnered with them multiple times over the past seven years of running Motherlode. They know pizza and they appreciate mamas enough to give us gift cards when we ask.

They not only have award-winning pizza, but also delicious salads, sandwiches and a great location right on Dickson Street. With their own parking lot! Hallelujah :)

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these show tickets plus U.S. Pizza, throw your name in the online hat, mamas!

Just click on the words “leave a comment” at the bottom of this post and tell us about a note-worthy “daring act” one of your kids has displayed — unintentional or not! :)

Did your son set up a crazy “ramp” and try to fly over a row of obstacles on his bike? Did your daughter wave down to you from her perch on top of the kitchen cabinets?

If it made your internal mama alarm scream “Danger! Danger!” tell us the story. Please. We’d like to think we’re not alone in having those unexpected panic attacks after seeing our kids do something that made us say: Whew! That was close! (I’m remembering the time I rode with a friend on a go-kart without brakes and we careened through a barbed wire fence. There was lots.of.blood. And it was all mine. My friend didn’t get a scratch.)

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.

(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.

There will be two performances of Timber on Thursday, May 14 at 7 pm and Friday, May 15 at 8 pm in Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting www.waltonartscenter.org. You don’t want to miss this show!

Watch your inboxes, mamas. We’ll choose a winner on Friday at 5 p.m.!

Giveaway: Win 4 NWA Mom Prom Tickets!

Mom Prom postcard snipWOW. The NWA Mom Prom is only about six weeks away!

It’s going to be such a blast and we’d love to have you there. So we’re giving away FOUR tickets so one lucky mama can go and bring three of her favorite friends.

WHAT IS MOM PROM? Ladies (you don’t have to be a mom to attend!), NWA Mom Prom is a massive girls’ night out, intended for women and mothers age 21 and up.

It looks and sounds just like a real prom, except we ditched all the teenage drama and angst and left only the fun stuff. This is the PERFECT opportunity to dress up, go out with your friends, eat, dance, laugh, have professional and photo booth photos made with your buddies, AND possibly win one of the amazing raffle prizes featured at Mom Prom.

We don’t want to forget that one of you could also win the title of NWA Mom Prom Queen 2015 (hey, that rhymes!).

The Prom Queen will be chosen at random from among ALL the ticket holders, so anyone can win :)

There’s no other event like this one in NWA. Although Mom Proms happen across the country in various cities, this is the ONLY one in the state of Arkansas.

A portion of proceeds go to support a local non-profit called Saving Grace, which helps girls who have turned 18 and have aged out of the foster care system. Without Saving Grace, many of these young girls would end up homeless.

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these 4 Mom Prom tickets, throw your name in the online hat! Just click on the words “leave a comment” at the bottom of this post and tell us which song you would LOVE to dance to at the prom! We’ll collect all your suggestions and ask our DJ to play them all night!

prom theme 2015We know you’ll help us make an AWESOME playlist of dance songs. The songs can be new or old — just as long as they make you want to get up and dance!

Since the theme is going to be “A Night in the Tropics”, I’m sure we’ll have to play Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

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

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about the Mom Prom tickets 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 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.

We’ll choose a winner on Friday, ladies! If you don’t want to take any chances, click here to buy your ticket now!

Giveaway: $50 Visa shopping card for one lucky mama!

It may be April 15th, but we’re starting a giveaway today that’s sure to turn that tax-day frown around: One of you awesome mamas will win a $50 Visa shopping card!

We KNOW you want to score that.

FNB Logo-Stacked-Reversed with black backgroundThe giveaway is courtesy of First National Bank of NWA, which is the sponsor of a new feature we’ll have on nwaMotherlode starting later this month called “$avvy Banking with FNBNWA”.

$avvy Banking will be a Q&A format where your money questions will be answered by the finance-wise bankers at First National Bank of NWA.

FNBNWA is a community, family owned bank in NWA dating back to 1872 with branches in Rogers, Centerton, Fayetteville and Lowell.

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win this $50 shopping card, throw your name in the online hat! Just click on the words “leave a comment” at the bottom of this post and share a money question you’d like to have answered by First National Bank of NWA for our new $avvy Banking segment.

Are you hoping to buy a bigger house and are wondering how much you can afford? Are you concerned about any money mistakes you might be making? Are you going through a divorce and wondering how you can protect yourself financially? Are you just wondering how you can save more?

We know some of you may not want to ask your question in public, so you can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

Motherlode_Ad_MOBILEINCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about the $50 Visa shopping card 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 an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. Click here to sign up.)

facebook-twitterBE 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.

We’ll choose a winner for the $50 shopping card a week from today, on Wednesday, April 22nd. In the meantime, visit the First National Bank of NWA Facebook page and see what they’ve got going on. Click here to stop by. They like to share lots of fun NWA news along with real-time banking info!

Good luck, mamas!

Giveaway: Touch-A-Truck Family Pack + lunch at the event!

touch a truckThe 9th Annual Touch-a-Truck event is almost here and we’ve got a Family Pack of 5 tickets to give away!

The Family Pack includes a gift card for lunch for each family member, so all 5 will get hot dog or hamburger, chips and a drink.

This year’s Touch-a-Truck will feature dozens of vehicles that kids (and kids-at-heart) can explore. Expect to see attractions including construction equipment, safety and transportation vehicles, motorcycles, tractors and much more.

There will also be special appearances and activities including mascots, costumed characters, fingernail painters, science demonstrations and building projects, just to name a few.

ABOUT TOUCH-A-TRUCK: The Junior League of Northwest Arkansas will host the Touch-a-Truck event on May 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the JC Penney parking lot near Malco Theatre at the Pinnacle Hill Promenade in Rogers.

Rain date is May 16!

In addition to equipment, vehicles, and entertainment, there will be concessions available offering lunch, refreshments, ice cream and all the tasty treats you’d expect to find at a family-fun event.

“Touch-a-Truck is a family-fun event in Northwest Arkansas where the Junior League and local participants join together to bring a fun-filled day of vehicle attractions, food, activities and fun for all ages!” says Touch-a-Truck Committee Chair, Brittney Skelton. “We are very excited about once again experiencing this event with the community as well as with each other and our families. Our committee has been working very hard to create a fun day of exciting activities and entertainment for the entire family!”

Tickets are $5 each or $20 per family (max 5 guests per family ticket).  Guests can purchase their tickets here or at the event. For questions about the event, please email the Touch-a-Truck Committee at TAT@juniorleagueNWA.org.

With more than 3,000 in attendance each year, the Junior League’s Touch-a-Truck event raises more than $10,000 for the League’s charitable causes.

Check out the JLNWA Facebook page to read more about Junior League of NWA and the Touch-a-Truck event.

TAT 2TATHOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win this Touch-A-Truck package, throw your name in the online hat! Just click on the words “leave a comment” at the bottom of this post and tell us why your kid(s) would love this event. Because (s)he is vehicle obsessed? Or maybe your kid just loves outings where there’s ice cream, science experiments and lots of other children to hang out with :)

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

tat 3HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: Help us spread the word about the 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 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 don’t want to rely on the luck of the (random) draw, buy your Touch-a-Truck tickets now by clicking here. We’ll choose a winner on Friday. Good luck, mamas!