NWA Summer 2018 Staycation Giveaway: Overnight stay at the Chancellor + shopping + food

Hey mamas, happy Monday. You’re going to this week’s giveaway!

We’re giving away a Northwest Arkansas staycation! The winner will enjoy an overnight stay at the Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville (SCORE, mama and daddy need a night off!), dinner at Bordinos (you’ll get a $75 gift card, woo-hoo!), a gift card from the Mustache for a little shopping on the Square (you’ll probably lol while you’re there; we always do), and ice cream from Burton’s Creamery on Dickson Street (delicioso)!

The Chancellor Hotel is where we held the Mom Prom this year and it’s beautiful — and right at the heart of downtown. Plus, we loved the rooms. So pretty and the beds were comfy, too! This hotel is close to the Fayetteville Square and Dickson Street, so you can enjoy kicking around together on your fun overnight stay. They also have a restaurant and bar. The winner can work with our friend, Katherine, there to choose the best night to stay.

Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar is always a fan favorite among local mamas for date night. It’s a beautiful restaurant with a modern, elegant vibe and the food is awesome. It’s been a culinary classic on Dickson Street since 2005. They have an award winning wine list, creative chefs, and knowledgeable waitstaff. They offer lunch, brunch and dinner services in three great areas: the contemporary bar, on the breezy back porch, or in the intimate dining room. This will make your staycation feel complete.

The Mustache Goods and Wears is always one of our very favorite go-to spots for fun gifts and unique treats (including fun t-shirts, clothes and shoes). Everyone is super friendly, especially the owner, Brian, who’s often there to help you pick out just what you need. We love this store! And, as we said, you will laugh while you’re there!

Burton’s Creamery now has a second location in Uptown Fayetteville, but we’re still a leeeetle partial to the one at Shulertown (the food truck community by JJs) on Dickson Street. Their gigantic ice cream cones are AWESOME. They have everything from our fave, the Salty Dog (vanilla ice cream, drizzled with caramel, rolled in crushed pretzels) to the Tellagraham (vanilla ice cream, drizzled with Nutella, rolled in crushed grahams).


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  1. My husband and I would love a staycation!! We have done lots of vacationing with our four kids this year and would love some “just us” time away together. I follow you on Twitter and Pinterest, get the newsletter, and commented on FB.

  2. This would be so amazing. There are so many things I’ve been waiting to do when I get a chance without kids!!

  3. Summer chaos has caught up. I would love this!! 4 kids with crazy schedules has us ready for a break!

  4. I need a staycation to relax/recoup from our family vacation! This would be amazing to win!!!! Good luck to everyone 😀

  5. I NEED this. Haven’t had a vacation since I was a teen and I am way older than that now-LOL. Stay action is just what I need before school starts back up. Please Please please pick me, I will be forever grateful. My kids will thank you, by neighbors will thank you, my entire community will thank you.

  6. I would love this! I can’t remember the last time I had a date night with my husband, let alone a staycation.

  7. My husband and I haven’t had any sort of get away together in 6 years. We havent even had a date night in almost a year! We are long over due lol

  8. I just delivered our third baby four weeks ago and we would LOVE a night away to maybe get some actual sleep!!!

  9. An adults only stay-cation would be great! My husband works second shift so we see each other for about an hour each day and only have the weekends together and our 3 kids. It would be amazing to win a night away for just the two of us!

  10. Had a baby three months ago and haven’t had any time with my hubby other than with our now 3 kids

  11. I’m a new stay at home mom and while I’m thoroughly enjoying this new gig, I would LOVE some time alone with my hubby!

  12. As a mother of a 4 yr 2 yr old and a 9 months old and no family around we don’t get to get out much my husband and I are in need of a night to our self

  13. A night away with just the hubby sounds fabulous, and a perfect way to rejuvenate before the craziness of school year schedules start back up!!

  14. This starvation would be great! Love our kids but we never go anywhere without them. Some alone time for them and us would probably be beneficial to everyone. 😀

  15. Staycation needed because this mom rarely gets away from the house for long with out the kids .

  16. My wife and I would LOVE this. We parent two kids from hard places one who is starting kinder and one in fourth grade and we will adopt in December. We would love to get away from it all and take some time for ourselves!

  17. My husband and I could really use a couple staycation. We have custody of our 19 month old granddaughter, who broke her arm last week, so that’s been super fun. We also have our 8 and 10 year old granddaughters every other week. And we have my 5 year old great neice through foster care. So we have been super busy with a houseful of little girls. A night away, but not too far away would be amazing.

  18. Such a great giveaway. We haven’t been out in months and our 9 year anniversary is the 1st, so this would be so fun and perfect timing for us. Thank you for the chance ❤

  19. My husband and I haven’t had a break from the kiddos since…..lol I can’t even remember! He works alot…I work quite a bit…feels like alot…I’m a daycare worker so really I never get to get away from kids😂 I love them but goodness gracious sometimes I forget what its like to be around adults! Would love to get a staycation to get my sanity back AND it would be nice to get time to ourselves to kinda make up for our honeymoon back in 2016..since we never got one😢

  20. I am a single mom of two active boys this sounds like it is too good to be true, but also I wonder if I won who I would enjoy these items with. 🙂

  21. This would be perfect for my husband and I! We have both been busy and haven’t had much alone time!

    I also commented on Facebook and follow on Pinterest.

  22. All of this sounds amazing!! Would love to have a date night with the hubs and explore Fayetteville!

  23. My husband and I have twin 18 month girls who keep us on our toes! They have finally reached the age where Grandma and Grandpa have agreed to keep them for an overnight stay – so now we NEED plans!!

  24. We would love this because life gets busy and crazy and sometimes you need to get away from it all and a starvation sounds amazing!

  25. Because it would be the perfect time in our marriage for this!! Love our kiddos but wouldn’t mind aome time alone with their daddy !!

  26. A staycation is desperately needed because we never took our honeymoon!…and we love ice cream 😂😂😂

  27. We need a stay cation! My husband and I have been running all summer working with the youth group at our church, and keeping up with our kids. It would be nice to get away before getting back into full swing with the school year (I teach middle school).

  28. We need a staycation. We are both teachers, so we of course were really looking forward to this summer. Unfortunately, this summer I have had a concussion, pinkeye, two car accidents food poisoning and lost my uncle. It has been rough. We need some fun to lighten things up!

  29. This would be a good thing for me and the hubby as we have had a lot of medical things going on with me and my Dr’s thinking that I have cancer

  30. My husband and I have never spent a night away together, since having our oldest 6 years ago. We would love a mini getaway!

  31. We are getting ready to celebrate our 18th anniversary, this would be perfect for our celebration!

  32. I really need this! I quit my job to focus on my health and my kids during the summer, so my husband is working to support us. This leaves little time or money for us to spend on each other. He is also recovering from his recent vasectomy so we are in desperate need of some adult only time when he is healed!! Haha. *fingers crossed* Thank you for the opportunity

  33. Let’s see. We need a reason to hire a sitter! Haven’t had a chance to pay someone too much money to sit on my couch and watch tv with my kid for an hour or two before bedtime in quite some time. And with the first day of kindergarten just around the corner, we could use the rest for our nerves and anxiety.

  34. Staycation! Yes please! This would be so amazing, so much fun. Alone time is appreciated when we get it but time with our girls is fun too!!! Would love to win.

  35. We need this soooooooooo bad. We have both been working a lot and in the free time it has been sports (of all kinds) w/our 8 yr old and then entertaining the 3 yr old. Hubs and I have forgotten what fun adulting is all about!

  36. My husband and I would love a good staycation before the school year and ball season starts and life gets insane a great way to focus on him and I. Its been awhile since him and I have had any kind of vacation!!!!!!!! 🙂

  37. A staycation would be amazing because school is about to start and things are going to get crazy busy! A little time away would be the perfect start to get energized for the new school year!

  38. Oh me!! Hubs and I could So use a staycation so badly ! This whole year has been hard and we could so use time for just US

  39. This momma SO needs a relaxation/staycation. Nursing school alone has had me busy and stressed to the max 😩. So between Nursing School, 2 kids, attempting to give them a summer, the sports, late nights, early morning etc. I would value every minute of this. I will say though my 2 kids have been more than understanding with my new schedule. I think they’d benefit from this too lol.

  40. Two words- 5 kids! We both have jobs that do not allow for a summer vacay so a stay-cay would be amazing.

  41. This would be such a blessing right now! I haven’t seen my husband in 8 weeks. I was called away for a family matter (aggressive stage 4 cancer diagnosis). I took the kids with me and thankfully it was summer so we could stay and spend time with her. My husband stayed here to work. We could use the adult time together and I could use a night of non caregiving.

  42. Would be nice to enjoy 1 night with my hubby without our child. It doesn’t happen as often as it should.

  43. My husband and I have 4 amazing kids, but every now and then a little break is in order. We both work long days and I would love the chance to thank him for always putting the rest of us first and for making me feel like his queen. He’s a giver and always sacrifices for others … . anonymously paying for meals, giving gifts just for fun or surprising the kids with a special treat. I want to give him something special in return.

  44. Staycation is needed because we just had our second baby and having time for just us adults is very hard to come by right now! This would be the perfect way for us to celebrate our upcoming wedding anniversary!

  45. Oh my a staycation would be a dream!! I’ve never spent a night away from my kids since they were born (ages 4 & 5) and my husband’s only nights away have been for work. We don’t have the extra income to go out without the kids so this would literally be a dream come true!

  46. I have two kids under 5 and we both work full time. Need I say more??? PS I follow you on all your social channels.

  47. My mother-in-law with advanced dementia lives with us, and our two young sons. We are her full-time caregivers, on top of being working parents. We want to take a nap on clean sheets at The Chancellor Hotel!

  48. It’s our anniversary this month! (21 years❤️)This would be so awesome and is so needed !!!

  49. Hi! I don’t know if we deserve to win more than any
    Other family, but I do know that I would love to win this! I’ve been home all summer with my three small kiddos and would adore some time “away” with just my hubby! It would be great for both of us to reconnect and just have some fun together. I’m commenting on your FB page and follow you on Instagram and get your newsletter. Thanks so much!

  50. My husband and I would love a staycation! He just finished his MBA after two years and countless hours of hard work and sacrifice, and with both of us starting new jobs there hasn’t been much time, or the finances, for a get-away! This would be amazing 😊

  51. I have a two year old going through the terrible two stage and he is permanently attached to me! Bathroom…he’s there! Sleeping…he’s there! Other persona things …he’s there!!!

  52. My husband doesn’t have vacation time yet at his new job. This would be perfect for us for a local getaway!

  53. I would love to win this. My husband and I are both in ministry as well as working. We would love a night to treat ourselves.

  54. This would be an awesome getaway without getting too far away from the kiddos! My husband works a lot and has to stay in NWA when he’s on call, so this would be great!

  55. School is about to start. My husband and I are both educators and parents to two high schoolers and a middle schooler. We definitely need a get away from adolescent attitudes and schedules.

  56. We need this!! We have three boys 7 and under…is this a night by myself or do I have to take my hubby??! Haha! Just kidding…I would love some alone time with my hubs!!

  57. A staycation would do this tired momma some good! I have a 2.5 year old and a 2 month old who required a long NICU stay. After all of that a staycation would be a dream!

  58. My husband and I could use this desperately! I stay home with our 1 year old twins, and in their first year of life…we’ve had 1 date night! 😩 A whole night away would be absolutely heavenly!

  59. Since having our amazing daughters, there has not been much extra time or money for an adult only vacation. It’s family vacay all the way, and we love it! However, it would be nice to have an a staycation in Fayetteville. 😊

  60. I would love a staycation! My husband and I both stay very busy with work and our daughter so we don’t get away by ourselves often. Would love a chance to reconnect without having to travel far!

  61. my husband and I always take an anniversary trip but our summer was just too busy with the kids’ activities that we didn’t have a chance to get away…and it’s our lucky 13th anniversary this year. 😳

  62. We would love a staycation. We haven’t had a night alone in almost 5 years!!!!! And only get one date night a year.

  63. A staycation is SO needed. We haven’t had a proper night out since we moved here in March. To be honest…. we haven’t had a proper night out since I was pregnant (a year and a half ago!). One of the cons of moving away from family 🙁

  64. Busy mom of three girls!! My husband and I will be celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary on August 6th. A staycation would be the perfect way to celebrate our love!!

  65. A STAYcation sounds sooo fantastic! Hubby and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary in two months, so this would be a great treat! Two craz/fun boys, two full time jobs and one side hustle keeps us more than busy! And we love Fayetteville…what a great giveaway!

  66. We feel date nights are so important to marriages especially when you have kids( we have 4) and would love to have a special night planned and paid for!

  67. Our sweet little baby just turned one. We definitely haven’t been on a vacation in the last year, not even an official date!

  68. I have never in 13.5 years been away from my children. (That’s how old my oldest is)! I feel as though that now they are getting older, I can relax and take advantage of a “vacation”! 😊

  69. This trip is needed because my autistic 3 year old son is potty training AND we survived a move! Also because my husband works himself into the ground caring for our church and our church family. 💕 -Also commented on Facebook-

  70. My Husband and I would love a staycation, and be able to celebrate his 8th year in October Cancer free!!🙌🏻🎉💙 We would Love the opportunity to have a night to ourselves without our three boys to enjoy each other, and have the stress and worry taken away by having it arranged and paid for….What a blessing❤️ Good luck 🍀 to everyone!!

  71. My husband and I are coming back home to NWA after being away in Colorado for 3 years. We also havent had babysitters in THREE YEARS and coming back to Arkansas means grandmas and babysitters galore! We would appreciate a night away from our amazing 4 kids that we homeschool, before we live fulltime on the road in our new 5th wheel camper. <3

  72. We’ve got a third kiddo on the way and our oldest is about to start kindergarten. We need a date!

  73. We need our time together without the kids. It allows us to let loose & focus on each other instead of them for a little while. It’s rejuvenating:)

  74. My husband and I are coming up on our seven year wedding anniversary. A night away from our three kids that are under six years old would be much appreciated!

  75. This is a great adult staycation idea because school is fast approaching, so hubby and I can get reconnected before the chaos begins.

  76. I could really use a vacation. I have 4 kids and work full time… however.. if I were to win… I would give this to my mom and dad.. they really deserve a vacation. They’re always doing for everyone else and never take time for themselves.

  77. Would love the opportunity to re connect with my husband in our favorite place we call home.

  78. This would be awesome to win! My husband and I would love an adult weekend getaway. Being a parent we rarely get those and would greatly appreciate it! Our anniversary is also coming up and he’s gone for weeks at a time for work while I take care of the kids. We would love an adult break! ❤️

  79. What a wonderful treat right in town! It would be nice to have a night out, just me and the husband.

  80. My honey bunny and I would love a staycation in the great city of Fayetteville! There are so many great things to do in Fayetteville and places to explore including yummy fooderies. We’ve had a busy summer with our kiddos and would love the opportunity for some “just you and me” time.

  81. It would be amazing to have some time with my husband. That’s the last thing that ever happens when we think about get a ways. We normally take everyone. We need the time alone. And in town for the end of summer would be great!

  82. Saturday is our 23rd anniversary so that alone would make this awesome but… a year ago, we took my mom in after having two stroke that left her paralyzed on one side as well as many other deficits. My husband has been very giving of our time and our space and hasn’t complained at all about the sacrifices he has had to make.

  83. My husband and I love Fayetteville and bordinos is our favorite restaurant! With a 4 month old at home and both of us working full time a night out would be amazinggg!!

  84. Hot beautiful food (not drive thru), shop for me (not kids) and sleep without kids or dogs…would be AMAZING!

  85. What fun! With 3 sons, my husband and I are always needing one-on-one time!! Local makes it easy!

  86. Single mom working 2 jobs, one as a 911 dispatcher. I desperately need some relaxation!!

  87. Would love this for my hubby and me. We have not taken a “us only” vacation since our honeymoon 18 yrs ago. We would love some time alone!

  88. My husband loves the chancellor hotel!!!! This would be the perfect date for us ❤️❤️

  89. My poor hubby’s bday and our anniversary gets lost in August with the beginning of school craziness and our son’s birthday. Our favorite places to go on date nights are on Dickson so we would LOVE this opportunity!

  90. I actually want to win this to surprise my sister and her husband!
    They’re building a house this year and have had to cut out their date nights, including their anniversary date night! due to budgeting. Then my sister had to have surgery and paid cash, further eating into the budget! They’ve gotten delayed on their move in date and had to pay 2 house payments at the same time for 2 months! They desperately need a break and getaway!

  91. Because my 15 year old has had more date nights than me lately… and he doesn’t even drive. I want to have a fun night out with my husband and I don’t want to wash dishes!

  92. Being a mom of three boys and having two of them under two this mom needs a night away with her hubby. Its been a long busy summer

  93. We don’t get many date nights…we have been married for 17 years and got together at 19 and 24. It’s difficult when you have a family and work obligations. It would be a fun night! Anyone would appreciate a fun night out!! This is a great giveaway!!! 😊

  94. Our 23rd Anniversary is this weekend and it would be great to get “away” without the kids!!

  95. My wonderful wife just spent a year taking care of me after two surgeries, 12 weeks of recovery, 24 weeks of physical therapy, and me being a royal ‘pain in butt.’ We haven’t been in a vacation for almost 10 years. My current job doesn’t allow for time off (as it’s a commission only job, and we haven’t been able to afford to have me take time off).

    A night out ‘just for us’ would he amazing. I could even schedule this for her birthday weekend!

  96. My husband and I are overdue for a date night! This would be much enjoyed! I shared and commented on Facebook. Thanks!

  97. This sounds super fun!! I am starting a new job in a few weeks, and we are moving my sophomore daughter into her dorm out of state soon too. So much going on in our lives, but isn’t it always easy to put “us” on the sidelines? Please pick me!!

  98. How fun!!
    My husband and I just went on a 2 week road trip with our 2 girls that included 82 hours IN THE CAR. Nuff said… we would love to get away just the 2 of us, lol. Plus our 1 yr anniversary is coming up on Aug 5, so this would be perfect and wonderful!

  99. This sounds amazing !!!! I NEED a night to relax and not worry about
    “ What’s for dinner “
    We are a busy family with 4 wonderful crazy kids.
    A break for a night would be so wonderful !!

  100. The husband and I would love some alone time. It would be a added 15 year Anniversary!!! A added joy of spending it in town. Enjoying business I don’t get to visit on a normal.

  101. I have 3 kids…two still in diapers. 😩 my husband and I have built this crazy wonderful family but we sacrifice our alone time for it. We had our 10 year anniversary past April and we we made dinner for the family to celebrate. He and I need some “we” time. To remember what got this whole wildly perfect bunch started to begin with. 😊

  102. I don’t want this I NEED this! We’ve had a wonderful family filled summer but adult time, alone time, uninterrupted time sounds like a dream.

  103. Four boys ages 5 and under and baby is almost six weeks. Have had complications with recovery and husband had really stepped it up working so hard and taking care of boys! He deserves it 🙌

  104. It’s very hard for us to get out of town with 2 busy kids and jobs so a staycation right here in NWA would be perfect!!

  105. I’m in serious need of an adult only getaway! My kids are 11 and 6 and have been kinda rowdy this summer. I love them to pieces, but need some time away. My husband is an emt/firefighter and is going for his paramedic license so I rarely see him. This would be lovely

  106. We would love a staycation! We’ve discussed enjoying more of the things available to us locally, so this would be perfect. Thanks for the opportunity!

  107. It’s the end of the summer, and the kids are constantly squabbling! It’s been a great summer, but my hubby & I could really use some “us” time!!

  108. So fun! I’d love this mainly because uninterrupted conversations with my husband are not over-rated ☺️

  109. I’m a full-time working mom of 3 and haven’t been on a date since before our youngest was born (over 5 months ago!). We need some “us” time!

  110. We could use an adult vacation after our vacation with kids:) It would be a nice time to the end of summer & start of school.

  111. Would love a little respite time close to home. With a toddler, we haven’t had a good night’s sleep in a few years, not have we had much time with just each other!

  112. Kid had fun with grandparents and camp but all we did was work work work. Have not had a vacation in years!

  113. I need one because we just moved, my car’s battery just started spraying battery acid all over the engine, my daughter’s bday is today and we spent 5 hours in the ER at the nice new children’s hospital (it was day 5 of her not eating or drinking anything). It’s been a rough few weeks! But we are all keeping it positive. 🙂

  114. These are some of OUR favorite spots in Fayetteville! Oh my goodness this is just what WE need before I start back to work as a 4th grade teacher. I am so blessed with such a rewarding job but it is extremely busy. Any time away with my husband is cherished. He is so patient to share my heart not only with my son but also the 28+ students each year! Fingers crossed for a little shopping followed by an amazing dinner then a nice walk to Burton’s creamery and ending in our relaxing room at Th Chancellor!

  115. Sounds like a great way to take a breath before the new school year gets rolling! Thanks for the chance to win!

  116. I have not had a single night alone with my husband in over a year!!!! We moved here because we love it but I haven’t really trusted a babysitter yet. We just had our 16 year anniversary but didn’t really celebrate. A free staycation would push me to get babysitter for sure!!!

  117. Oh my goodness. Where to start? A night with just me and my husband would be wonderful. Even though our kids are now 13 and 16 and hide in their rooms all day we are still the taxi. Getting them where they need to be, keeping up with who they are with and are they safe. It’s mentally stressful. When we do go out it’s usually just to dinner. How romantic to have a room to ourselves a beautiful dinner and then dessert. This is a wonderful prize.

  118. Who doesn’t need a staycation? We have not had a chance to check out local experiences. Sounds great!

  119. My husband and I are building our dream home. We both work full time jobs as well. We haven’t had a day off in months, much less a night away. We need a break desperately. And of course, since we are building a house, we are broke 😂 help us!!! Lol!!

  120. With a toddler running around, any parents deserve a break! We’d love to have a quiet and romantic evening out.

  121. It would be so nastalgic for my hubby and I to go stay in Fayetteville close to the U of A where we both graduated! Also, just time together in the busyness of work, parenting, and so many other obligations would be great! And we are total foodies! I get the emails, follow on Pinterest, and commented on Facebook.

  122. I myself am a single mom of a crazy 6 year old and our family is currently going through a tough time because my mom’s(my son’s gammy) husband has metastatic esophageal cancer. I would love to be able to take my Mom for a stress free night out and have some quality time together to recharge and be able to be strong for him and the family. She has been talking about a weekend getaway up here for a while and he wants her to go too. This would be perfect!

  123. My husband and I would sure love a night out together. We love family time but rarely do we get any time alone for long from our kiddos! This would be the perfect night!

  124. I don’t think I have ever had a vacation without kids and even that was always to visit family.

  125. I could use a staycation because my college age son has gone back to school. This sad mama misses her boy!

  126. Would love to win this! We haven’t been on vacation together since we got married over 10 years ago!

  127. I would love to win a staycation. My husband was trying to get us to be able to take a vacation this year. We’ve had many medical issues having to deal with and having to make trips to Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. It would be wonderful to just change the scenery alittle and have some fun instead of dealing with all that. I would thank to thank you for these opportunities you give us on these giveaways.

  128. Our 10 year anniversary is quickly approaching, and with 4 kids a staycation is as good as it’s gonna get! Speaking of kids….we have 4 ranging in age from 16 to 9mo. Enough said!

  129. I would LOVE a staycation with my husband of 14 years. This summer I had to have jaw surgery and 4 bone grafts in the roof of my mouth and the recovery has been very intense. My husband has been nurturing and taken such good care of me! When I was about ready to join society 6 weeks later, I had to have emergency gallbladder surgery this past Thursday. It’s been a chaotic and stress filled summer and I would so love to put it all behind me and relax with my sweet husband.

  130. My husband and I welcomed our second baby inn June 18. Our normal time of vacationing was put aside to acclimate to being a family of 4. My husband and I also celebrated our anniversary in July. We would love this staycation to focus on us after the frenzy of adding baby number 2.

  131. I’m a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to 5 kids and also run my own fair trade business. We were supposed to go on a family vacation to Colorado at the end of August, but we had to cancel it because we couldn’t afford it after my parents backed out. 😞

    I also commented on the FB post and I’m subscribed to the newsletter.

  132. An adults only staycation would be AMAZING! My husband I could use a night away to spend some much needed time together. This summer I have been away with our oldest daughter for softball, I’ve been to Branson for our middle daughters dance Nationals, and my husband has been coaching our youngest sons baseball team and working non stop at our store. In June I was home a total of 5 Days the entire month! And I’m June I will have been home a total of 8 days the entire month…..We’ve haven’t gotten to see each other hardly at all. I’d love to surprise him with this amazing giveaway!

  133. This would be a much needed date night for me and hubby! We have a special needs child and being his full time caregiver leaves little or no time for date nights …this would be amazing to be able to spend time with only each other and have a relaxing time away from our every day routine

    • Hi, I hope you don’t mind but just reaching out to mention to you an event held at grace church in Fayetteville called Recess. I’m not
      Sure exactly what nights they do it but it’s usually on one Friday a month, childcare with trained caregivers for special needs childr n so mom and dad can take a break. 🙂 You might be able to find out more information if you google, or from new heights church in Fayetteville. Sorry to “eavesdrop” but Just thought you might be interested to know. 🙂 Blessings!

  134. Ha um because school can’t start soon enough 😏. Five kids. Summer vacation. Mama needs a night away!

  135. We spent the summer moving and I am exhausted from packing and unpacking and still don’t know where anything is. I had to go buy a swimsuit at Walmart to take the girls to the pool because mine got lost in the sea of boxes in my garage!! I could really use a break and some adult conversation!

  136. I would love a staycation after a summer of babysitting a friends 18 month old, 4 year old grand daughter, and 13 year old who is constantly telling me he hates kids and playing chauffeur to my 17 year old. I’m SO ready for school to start….

  137. This sounds like it would be a perfect evening in Fayetteville (dinner shopping and a comfortable hotel room!)

  138. Me precious husband has had an extremely stressful summer with little to no time for us! I would love to win this as a “recovery & recharge” weekend. So needed.

  139. We could use a staycation after all the stress of packing for a move with two little ones! Those are all our favorites so we would love this package!

  140. This is an amazing prize! How fun! I am a homeschool mama of four (which I LOVE) but life is definitely very *full*. 🙂 I would love a night with my husband to focus on each other and get recharged!

  141. You guys are the best!! This would be a wonderful gift to any of the mamas who have posted. 🙂
    I would love to win this! My first born is leaving for College Friday morning… He is going to Rose-Hulman in Terre Haute, INDIANA!!!! This mama is struggling with the fact I won’t be able to see him or hug him every day. Thanks Again and Good Luck to all that entered!!

  142. Honestly might just do this alone if I win. I need some me time! Or with my daughter.

  143. A relaxing time in Fayetteville sounds wonderful. Time to relax and enjoy time with hubby would be wonderful. Just retired from school and this would be a great way to start my retirement!

  144. Starting a new job (me) + beginning of the school year for my teacher husband (and kids) + 17th anniversary this month = great reasons for a staycation!

  145. The hubs and I need a break (just like alllll the moms on here)! Would love some quality time together too.

  146. by the look of all the comments, you have hit a nerve in NWA!!! Just came back from a vaca with my 4 grandchildren and adult children. Fabulous family time, but as we all know, there is nothing like down time with the one you love. Now we need a vacation of our own.

  147. MY husband has been out of state to attend school while this Momma takes care of the little and has been working 2 jobs all summer to help with expenses due to his lost income, a night out would do us both some good.

  148. Well I just spent 9 days in Mexico with my teen helping a local school and church. We’ve been painting and cleaning and serving on the sweet people & children who live there. Today is my first day back home with my 3 other children & husband. Sure would be nice to spend some time catching up with JUST The Mister in the coming weeks!

  149. Pick me! Rodney & I are getting ready to launch our oldest daughter off to college so a “staycation” would be very renewing & healing for us as we proved this huge life change. Our eyes may be red from crying, but we will still go out!

  150. Between kids home for Summer Break, Back to School and planning a Bat Mitzvah that includes oodles out of town guests.. this mommy needs some adult time 🙂

  151. We are a 6child, 3pet, 2 job blended family. Married less than a year, we know the best thing for our family is a strong marriage. Date nights are difficult but essential and a getaway would be incredible!!

  152. A staycation is much needed. I honestly can’t remember the last time we stayed overnight in a hotel without our kids in the room with us. This would be awesome!

  153. A staycation would be lovely. With no family or friends close by a cation of any kind is very rare. This would be a fun time to refresh and unwind right before the school year starts. 🙂

  154. My marriage needs a staycation. With all the drama with kids school, work, and money, it’d be a kuch needed confidence boost for our family’s woes

  155. This year is our 15 year anniverasry and we still haven’t been able to celebrate as we are very busy with our 4 year old who loves dance, gymnastics, pretty much all activities! We love to watch her and taking to all the practices but a little break away and time to celebrate would be amazing! 🙂

  156. I have been going non stop all summer between working and attempting to keep my children active and entertained. I’m tired…A staycation would be absolutely AMAZING! I follow all social media and commented on FB 🙂

  157. I work from home and am with my kids all day. While I love being here with them and the freedom working at home brings, it’s always nice for my husband and I to have some alone time to reconnect as spouses

  158. My daughter, son-in-law and my two grandchildren moved in with me this summer due to a job transfer and are living here until their house sells. Calgon, take me away!

  159. My husband and I are about to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary this week. I would love the chance to win this for us to have a night out. With a 12 week old baby, we haven’t had a chance to get out in a long while!

  160. This sounds amazing after running in different
    directions with 4 kids!
    It’s always nice to get away with your husband especially when you don’t have a lot of time together

  161. My husband and I would LOVE a stay-cation. We have a now five month old baby (and if you also count them, as we do, a eight month old golden retriever puppy) and we’re lucky when we can sit on a couch together late at night when everyone else is tired out and everything is done! My husband’s vacation days were spent while we had a longer-than planned hospital stay in February at the birth of our son and I’m starting college back up soon so we would love a little rest and relaxation together 🙂

    • In addition, we had our honey moon at the Chancellor last March (2017) and our first anniversary this year was spent with a one month old… 🙂 would love to try that again!

  162. It’s been a while since we’ve had a date night and this would truly be amazing! Perfect getaway for sure!!

  163. Normally, we would always be up for a staycation, but now would be great in particular because of the remodeling work being done on our house. We could sorely use a respite from all of that for sure!

  164. Staycation would be a wonderful interuption in our busy lives. Four children (2 teenagers at home), four grandchildren and having a seriously ill parent for the last eight months. Life gets overwelling at times and a little get away would be fabulous.

  165. I haven’t had a night away from my kids since the first was born- 9 1/2 years ago. Except to give birth to the others, of course! I follow on Twitter (@butterflyrouge) and Pinterest (username butterflyrouge).

  166. My husband and I get to have date night maybe twice a year! No joke! We would love this staycation to help us rebond and because of the financial strain we are having, this would be AMAZING!

  167. From April to August, my husband and I work about 12 hours a day and we work weekends … We are self employed and Summer is our busy time .. Which is great but a night out together would be wonderful!! Thanks for the chance!

  168. My husband had to heaven unexpected surgery which landed him home on short term disability for an entire month. Of course this Mom had to care for him as well as my 2 small boys. I have managed to work 7 days a wewk to help with medical bills. Since short term disability doesn’t pay your total work pay, our family trip did not happen at all this summer. This mama could really use some alone time, and no boys allowed.

  169. Thanks for the great giveaway. After a busy summer doing lots of things for and with my kids plus it is my busy time at work. I would love a getaway. PS I think this is my favorite giveaway ever.

  170. Such a treat to not think about where are we going, where should be eat . . .not making all of the decisions makes this staycation great! Thanks for the opportunity!

  171. Have not had time alone with my husband in a looong time. We need some us time! Thanks for the chance!

  172. We just sold our house, packed, moved and then repaired water damage in our new house!!!!

  173. We recently moved to NW Arkansas so you can imagine we’ve been busy and haven’t had a staycation since before our 7 year old was born!

  174. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I need a staycation because I’ve been working diligently on my dissertation proposal all summer. A break would be amazing. My daughter lives in NWA so she could join me💕

  175. Thanks for the chance at a staycation! As if Back to School time isn’t crazy enough, we’re running around with a nasty summer flu. Ugh. We really need to get away! Following on Twitter, FB and Pinterest!

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