Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving-slider-2016We’re thankful for so many things today, including the blessing of being part of this great community of moms in Northwest Arkansas. We hope your holiday is filled with warmth, good food and great moments with the people you love. :-)

Want to help us be “Secret Santas” for local kids who need toys?

casa-picDear Mamas,

CASA of Northwest Arkansas needs ours help to provide toys for kids who are in foster care right now — and for those who might come in unexpectedly just before Christmas.

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate and volunteers with the program basically help children navigate the court system. These kids have been abused and neglected and they often don’t have an adult to stand up for them in court.

More than 500 children in Northwest Arkansas will be in foster care for Christmas this year.  CASA pledges to remember every foster child at Christmas time. Will you join our nwaMotherlode Secret Santa team and help give these kids some toys for Christmas? This is the PERFECT way to teach your own children about what the season is all about. You and the kids can go pick out the toys together and then deliver them to CASA. Maybe it can become a new holiday tradition for your family. Our deadline is Dec. 9th.

We’ll all just be dropping the toys off at the CASA office at 3825 Cawood Lane in Springdale.  The office will be closed starting tomorrow for the Thanksgiving holiday, but will open again on Monday, Nov. 28.  Someone will be at the office to receive the toys from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (remember, CASA needs the items by December 9th).

Below is a list of toys CASA needs most. Save a screenshot of the list so you can grab some of these toys when you’re out shopping over the next few weeks. CASA has asked us to make sure the toys are new and unwrapped (so they can place them in groups of toys for particular kids or kids who go into foster care right before Christmas).

The list of needed toys:

  • Board games for all ages
  • secret-santa-casaSport equipment, basketballs, soccer balls, t-ball sets
  • Baby dolls
  • Barbie dolls
  • Art sets/supplies
  • Wooden puzzles
  • Learning toys for infants/toddlers
  • Bath sets for girls
  • Watches for teen boys
  • Lego sets
  • Dress-up clothes for little girls
  • Any superhero stuff
  • Soft blankets
  • Costume jewelry

If you have a question for us about this, email Shannon and Gwen at: mamas{at}nwaMotherlode{dot}com. Let’s show these kids how generous we Northwest Arkansas mamas can be! Let’s come through for them!

Clearance sale at Metro Appliances & More this weekend

Happy Thursday, mamas! Yesterday we found out about a last-minute clearance sale that’s happening this weekend at Metro Appliances & More. The sale will happen only on Friday and Saturday (November 18-19, 2016), so if you’re in need (or want) of a new appliance, you may want to carve some time out of your schedule to go take a look.

big_sale_tagDiscounts are up to 50% off on items with a red tag. (Note that you will need to arrange for either immediate delivery or pickup.)

Shopping hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The store is located at 5700 N. Thompson (between Lowell and Springdale). Call 479-750-2200 if you have questions before you go. Click here for more info on Metro’s website.

This sale is part of Metro’s preparation to move into a newly constructed building right off of Interstate 49. The new place is ENORMOUS, and we’ll be able to bring you a sneak peek in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

Hope you find an incredible deal and a new appliance to love this weekend! Happy shopping!

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Stop by and see us at the NWA Boutique Show today!

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The NWA Boutique Show starts TODAY! And we’re here!

Stop by our booth and say hello — plus sign up for the fun giveaway we have! We can’t wait to visit with you and do a little shopping ourselves when the opportunity arises. We’ll be here today and tomorrow.

And heads-up: if you’re shopping with a baby and would like a private nursing lounge and changing area, look for this sign at our booth (we’re at the center of the very back wall):

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See you at the show!