Giveaway: Happy Mother’s Day package!

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Mother’s Day is coming up soon, mamas! So, of course, we wanted to put together a package just for you.

This package — which will make one mother very happy — includes:

  • A room makeover, which includes up to $500 worth of accessories and design services from local certified interior designer, Beverly Odom, of Modoa Interiors.
  • Jewelry from Melissa Wonnacott, a consultant with Magnolia and Vine, $75 value.
  • Treats from Melanee Lavery of Northwest Arkansas’ new Edible Alternative, $60 value

Modoa testimonialABOUT THE ROOM MAKEOVER: Beverly Odom is a local, certified interior designer who specializes in beautiful room makeovers on a budget.

With a decade of experience in both residential and commercial design, Beverly launched Modoa Interiors with the founding belief that everyone should experience peace and tranquility in their environment.

Beverly has a knack for walking into a room and instantly seeing what needs to be rearranged, enhanced or deleted to take it from blah to knock-out.

Which room in your house could use a makeover? Bathroom? Master bedroom? Kitchen?

The winner will receive Beverly’s expert design services and new accessories/decor, up to $500. WOW!

Click here to see some beautiful before/after pics of some of Beverly’s favorite room makeovers!

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Child’s bedroom makeover, Modoa Interiors

magnolia and vine collage, smallABOUT MAGNOLIA & VINE JEWELRY: Melissa Wonnacutt-Center is a consultant with Magnolia and Vine, a great company that specializes in interchangeable “snaps” for bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings.

Aren’t they pretty?

Melissa loves helping people, so this business was right up her alley. There are all kinds of snaps to choose from based on a variety of interests, including sports. Go team!

The winner of this giveaway will receive a Magnolia and Vine bracelet as well as three beautiful snaps. The bracelet can be transformed in the future with brand new snaps, but we think any mom will love the little jewels that are in this package.

Click here to visit Melissa’s personal page on Magnolia and Vine so you can take a look at all the pretties.

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Magnolia and Vine, Melissa Wonnacutt-Center

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Brownie biscotti, Edible Alternative

ABOUT EDIBLE ALTERNATIVE TREATS: Edible Alternative owner, Melanee Lavery, recently opened her doors in Northwest Arkansas to bring treats to the area that contain no refined sugar, no gluten, no dairy and no artificial preservatives or dyes — but also taste great!

These treats are great for people on restricted diets or just personally prefer healthier treats.

The winner will receive:

  • 1 Dozen snicker doodles
  • 1 Dozen brownie Biscotti
  • 1/2 a dozen Paleo Bon Bons

Edible Alternative has a wide variety of treats. Click here to see everything Melanee cooks up!

And we can’t resist showing you this adorable shot of Melanee’s baby girl doing a little taste test on her trike:

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HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win this package, just leave a comment on this post!

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.

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. It’s 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 Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

Happy Mother's DayGood luck, mamas! If you want to make sure your significant others knows you would LOVE any of the above products or services, send them this post so they can visit each website and place an order for you ASAP! :)

Giveaway: Tickets to Beauty & the Beast Musical at Walton Arts Center

Mamas, this is one of our FAVORITE giveaways so far this year. We’re giving one lucky mom FOUR tickets to see Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Broadway Musical at the Walton Arts Center on May 6, 2016. We’re pairing those show tickets with the best pizza in town — U.S. Pizza — and a $30 gift card to use while you’re there.

ABOUT THE SHOW: When it comes to this show, we’re biased because we think Belle is one of the best Disney princesses ever. Maybe it’s because she’s a book nerd, just like us. Maybe it’s that gorgeous yellow gown she wears. Maybe it’s because she sees the BeautyBeastbeauty in things and in people, even when they’re acting beastly.

I saw this Broadway musical with my daughter in 2010, the first time it came to Walton Arts Center. She was 4 years old at the time, and it was her very first trip to the theater. I will NEVER forget the look on her face when the curtain went up and one of her favorite movies came to life on stage with real people. For her, that moment was pure magic. She instantly became a theater lover, and she jumps at the chance to go back to Walton Arts Center to see another show. If your kids haven’t been to a show before, this is the perfect one to get them started.

The show is based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature film, and it is an eye-popping spectacle that has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

ABOUT THE FOOD: We love U.S. Pizza! It’s right on Dickson Street — just down the street from Walton Arts Center — USpizzaand they have parking right outside the doors. Of course, the pizzas/salads/sandwiches are amazing.

U.S. Pizza is seriously a Fayetteville legend and we know you’ll love it!

chip beauty and the beastHOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win tickets to see this show, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us about your favorite scene (or song) from Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. (We kinda love the little teacup named Chip, and the Be Our Guest song is also a favorite.)

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.

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. It’s 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 Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can bellegive you proper credit.

If you don’t want to miss out on getting tickets (and this show almost always sells out), CLICK HERE to buy them now. The show runs May 6-8. We’ll choose a winner on Friday so watch your inbox. Good luck!

Giveaway: Bridges of Madison County at Walton Arts Center

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If you loved the novel or the blockbuster movie by the same name, you’re going to love seeing The Bridges of Madison County as a Broadway musical.

This Tony Award-winning musical is the perfect date night or Girls Night Out. We’ve got two tickets for one lucky mama for opening night of the show on April 19th.

ABOUT THE SHOW: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, one of the most romantic stories ever written, is now an irresistible, two time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical. The show will run April 19th through the 24th.

With gorgeous, soulful music that the Daily News hails as “one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade,” THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.

WAC_BridgesHOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win tickets to see this show, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us about something you’d find romantic.

An Italian vacation? Tulips (or your favorite flower) delivered to you at work? A love letter from your significant other? A loving gesture like your honey cleaning the whole house while you’re gone for the day? We all spell romance a little differently! Ha!

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.

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. It’s 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 Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

CLICK HERE if you want to buy tickets to see the Bridges of Madison County now. We’ll choose a winner on Friday. Good luck, mamas!

Giveaway: Italian water circus tickets for a family of 4!

water circus flyerYou may have seen a circus before, but have you ever seen an Italian Water Circus?

Cirque Italia is a big-top tent circus that features a custom-designed water stage which holds 35,000 gallons of water and performers including aerialists, contortionists, balancing acts and a few surprise acts.

The huge blue and white circus tent will be set up at Mae Farms in Springdale April 15-17. We’ve got a family FOUR-PACK of tickets to give away, which is a value of $90.

ABOUT THE SHOW: This is the first traveling WATER circus in the U.S. The stage holds 35,000 gallons of water and features a dynamic lid which lifts 35 feet into the air, allowing water to fall like rain from above as fountains dazzle below.

So what can you expect to see at this remarkably unique show? Well, there’s a contortionist who’s able to bend her body in ways you would never imagine. There’s a crazy clown, Alex, who plunges off the diving board during his acrobatic trampoline excursion.

The Twins fly high in the sky like beautifully-colored birds of paradise. The circus’ Laserman will be causing all kinds of explosions with his laser guns — maybe to scare away the large dinosaur that has invaded the show!

All this, plus thrilling highwire feats and juggling maniacs, oh my.

Oh, and one more thing: Don’t forget you’ll also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a picture with a MERMAID.

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Non vediamo l’ora di vedervi allo spettacolo!

Let Your Imagination Wander…and come DIVE into the Magical world of CIRQUE ITALIA.

  • When: April 15-17
  • Where: 4618 N College Ave, Springdale, AR 72764
  • At: Mae Farms
  • Near- Northwest Arkansas Trailer Sales

This video will give you a little peek at the action that will take place under the white and blue Big Top Tent April 15-17:

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win tickets to see this show, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us which feature of the Italian water circus you think your kids will be most excited about. The contortionist? The high flyers? The mermaid? :)

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

Italian water circus 1INCREASE 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.

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. It’s 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 Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

CLICK HERE if you want to buy Italian Water Circus tickets now. We’ll choose a winner on Friday. Good luck, mamas! For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website: www.cirqueitalia.com.

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Giveaway: Tickets to see “Love That Dog” at Walton Arts Center

LoveThatDog_266x375Happy Monday, mamas!

We’ve got something fun to give away today: Tickets to see Love That Dog at Walton Arts Center! Two mamas will each win 4 tickets to the show on Sunday, April 3rd.

Speaking of dogs, did you know that Hammontree’s (home of the most delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches in Northwest Arkansas) also serves gourmet hot dogs? Since the theater show is all about dogs, we’re also hooking up the winner of the show tickets to Hammontree’s with a $15 gift card.

hammontrees-logoSome of Hammontree’s famous gourmet dogs include the Chicago Dog, Aloha Dog, Shroom Dog and the Amigo Dog. (You can even order a vegetarian or vegan gourmet hot dog!) Click here to see the other options on their menu.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher Ms. Stretchberry won’t stop giving her class poetry assignments – and Jack can’t avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns he does have something to say.

Adapted from acclaimed author Sharon Creech’s book of free-verse poems, Love That Dog tells the story of how Jack finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper and of course, a dog.

Best for ages 8+ and tickets are just $8!

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win tickets to see this show, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us about a cool piece of art work your kids created — or an awesome school assignment — that you just can’t throw away.

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.

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. It’s 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 Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

CLICK HERE if you want to buy Love That Dog tickets now. We’ll choose a winner on Wednesday this time since the show is on Sunday. Good luck!