NWA Boutique Show VIP Tickets, Bliss Cupcake & the Global Shoppe {Giveaway for NW Arkansas}

Congrats to Jacqueline Presley for winning the giveaway!!!! WOW! Jacqueline is going to start to write for this blog starting soon so I almost picked someone else to be “fair” but since she isn’t writing for me yet, not picking her would be even MORE unfair. :) I’m so happy that she won, for everyone else, thanks for entering and hope to see you this weekend!


I absolutely love this time of year. I love layers, bulky sweaters and tall riding boots and I heartily cheer on the season that ushers them in! I feel that September and October are the pre-party with football games and Halloween, with Thanksgiving being the fall highlight and Christmas as the grand finale. The whole season is about community with others, giving, sharing and everyone seems like they are in a festive mood, or perhaps it’s just my overly abundant excitement that filters every interaction… 

Whatever the case, I am super excited to offer this awesome, awesomesauce giveaway to you:

1. A pair of VIP tickets to the NWA Botique Show with a SWAG BAG where you will enjoy live music, sample amazing food from some of the best restaurants in NWA and be entered to win amazing door prizes! – a $40 value!! (Friday, November 9th, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.) Follow on Twitter & Facebook for more details on the event!

**For  more information on this event  and to purchase tickets for yourself, please visit their website NWABotiqueShow.

2. A hand-made hat from Kingdom Crafts in Nepal, from the Global Shoppe inside Mama Carman’s! The VIP winner can choose which style of hat that they would like, from adult sizes or these cute animal hats in children’s sizes!

“Kingdom Crafts Nepal is a business of Kingdom Investments Nepal (KIN), a non-governmental organization that prevents and rescues girls from becoming sex slaves in India and abroad. Because of your purchase, both “at risk” village girls and rescued girls living in safe houses can become independent through the means of sewing and professional tailoring. Once they graduate from the program, they not only have a way of making a life for themselves, but are also liberated from the cycle of poverty.”

If this moves you, please check out this video to learn more or ask Kelsey while you are at the booth selecting your gift how you can help out! Follow on Twitter and Facebook.

3. Bliss cupcakes, one for the VIP winner AND their guest to munch on while shopping! I LOVE their cupcakes! The regular cupcakes are divine and I love the fact that I can order cupcakes for my kids’ birthday parties that are gluten-free and taste amazing. They have 2 store locations in Fayetteville, one by the square downtown and the other across from Walmart on Joyce. Their gormet cupcakes are perfect for weddings and birthday celebrations! Follow them on Twitter and Facebook for updates and specials!

Tickets, a present and delicious dessert: if you live in Northwest Arkansas this is one amazing giveaway!

I was so thrilled when Julie approached me about being a part of the promotion! For me, the boutique show is perfectly timed. It’s usually right after my Fall Craft Fever when I start making adorable, Pinterest-inspired crafts for all my friends and family… and then have most of them not look at all like the Pinterest inspiration so I have to scramble to give fun and unique gifts. When they open their gift and exclaim, “OH, did you MAKE THIS?!” I just cough and spill my apple cider to change the subject.  Actually, I’m kidding here, anyone who knows me knows that I’m not that crafty these days, which is why I’m even more excited about the NWA Boutique Show so I can give better gifts than everyone else awesomesauce gifts made by someone else’s loving hands.

On a personal note, the main reason I am writing this blog is because the proceeds from the sale of tickets go to support:

*The Junior League– They have made a strong commitment to help educate and assist women in domestic violent situations. I had the good fortune to meet a lady helping out at a Champions for Kids event and was impressed by her passion! I know that the Junior League helps out with a lot of other foundations, but the lady really cared about the NWA Women’s Shelter and since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I feel I need to give a shout out to them.

*The Miller Foundation– I can’t hardly talk about this without tearing up. I followed along on the blog during their journey and was amazed at their strength. They have set up a foundation whose goal is to “raise awareness, fund research and offer to support to other families who are faced with the challenges of SMA”. SMA is “Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic killer of children under the age of two, is a group of inherited and often fatal diseases that destroy the nerves controlling voluntary muscle movement, which affects crawling, walking, head and neck control and even swallowing.” It is a heartbreaking thing for a parent to loose a child and the fact they are helping others even in their grief is beautiful.

HOW TO ENTER? (LOCAL, NW Arkansas residents only- you can’t pick up your cupcake if you live in Portland, OR!)

I will be selecting a winner on November 8, 2012 at 12pm CST! Be sure to leave a valid email address so I can contact you!

Simple, just leave a comment telling me either why you NEED these tickets -OR- share your most embarrassing Pinterest craft FAIL. Hey, misery loves company!!! 😉 This is an amazing and fun event you will enjoy!

For additional entries, NOT NECESSARY, but helpful! Follow on Twitter and Facebook (all links posted above) and leave a comment saying you did:

*The Busy Nothings
*the NWA Boutique Store
*Bliss Cupcake
*The Global Shoppe



  • http://Themadething.com Kim

    I need them because I am not a crafter! At all! I hate crafting. But love the spoils.

  • TheBusyNothings

    I just don’t have the time (ability? patience? LOL) to sit and craft but I love them! :)

  • http://Themadething.com Kim

    I don’t know what I hate about it. Probably the cost? I never have the needed things, buy it for one thing, and then never use it again. I’m a total minimalist when it comes to things around my house so that aspect of it bugs me (Speaking of which, it is time to purge my house. It’s getting crazy.). Plus, the half done craft projects and finished pretty but completely useless crafts around the house irks me. When I buy things, however, it’s something I actually want in its finished form!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.janson.presley Jacqueline Janson Presley

    I need to have some “me” time. Feeling overwhelmed in kiddo land.

  • TheBusyNothings

    Girlie- I was given 4 general admission tickets. If you want to save $2 and go, I’ll totally just give you one. :)

  • TheBusyNothings

    I agree- I don’t like to have anything I don’t need at my house, and then if I buy supplies then I have all the scraps that I don’t use from the supplies… UGH. LOL, but yeah, I really like them in general and like their look- I just would rather BUY them then spend all the extra time and money to create it myself!! HAH!

  • Kim

    I need to go to get inspired to use up the bookoos of crafting supplies I have and hardly use.

  • Harmony

    I need this because quite honestly I love to craft, so I need to see what hinges are selling now!

  • Harmony

    What THINGS are selling. Lol

  • TheBusyNothings

    LOL Well, I know you already follow my blog and me on Twitter and FB so I’ll count your multiple entries! :))

  • TheBusyNothings

    HAH! Yeah, inspiration is important!

  • Lindsey Mason

    Oh Heidi, of course I need this :) it’s fall and I have new boots which I never get to wear out b/c i stay at home, and I want to see pretty things :)
    And I follow you on FB, the NWA boutique store AND the Global Shoppe :)

  • Harmony

    I am now following NWA boutique show on Facebook!!

  • Sierra

    Would love to win this to have some much needed girl time! As a wife of 2 boys, with my hubby, I NEED things like this to get my girly creative juices flowing! (Because let’s face it, my life involves diapers, tackle football, and dirt! Not much room for girly crafty-ness! 😉

  • Theresa

    I need this because I was given a ticket for my birthday, and would love to take my mom with me since she really loves these things!

  • Candace

    I need this because i need to start my Christmas shopping and i really want to support local artists and businesses.

  • Kathleen Villar

    I follow your blog on FB.

  • Kathleen Villar

    I like Bliss on FB

  • Kathleen Villar

    I like the the NWA Boutique show on FB.

  • Kathleen Villar

    I NEED these tickets because it has been a stressful few months as my husband has looked for a new job. We have spent A LOT of time together and I think a morning out would be fantastic!

  • Helena J

    I NEED the hat from the Global shop! And I LOVE the NWA boutique show!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20613736 Kristen Silvey Wendling

    I need some amazing Christmas gifts! I know I can find them there! Silverspiffy@yahoo.com

  • Jamie Stein

    I need these tickets because…I have 3 kids and need a night out! Ha! I liked everyone on Facebook and also on Twitter (except I couldn’t find Bliss Cupcakes and Global Shoppe on twitter) Thank you! Thesteinfive@gmail.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/bonnie.s.clark.7 Bonnie Skifstad Clark

    Can’t say that I “NEED” these but would LOVE to go. Funds are a bit tight. I love to craftand am always looking for ideas that don’t cost alot but can lift the spirit!! I can’t wait for you to see my bath cabinets! ( Yes, I followed your advice) It was fun as it didn’t cost me hardly anything but some time and elbow grease.lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.walters.1004 Rachel Walters

    I need these tickets for my friend Devin. She is dying to go and she is such a great friend to me. She loves redoing furniture and crafty things like that and I would love to be able to take her to this event! rwalters29@cox.net

  • Ellen

    I “need” them for a friend . . .

  • TheBusyNothings

    Those hats are pretty awesome aren’t they?!

  • TheBusyNothings

    Looking for a job is a stressful time! Good luck!!

  • TheBusyNothings

    the NWA Boutique has such a huge selection, love it!

  • TheBusyNothings

    I have links to the Bliss and Global Shoppe Twitter accounts above if you want to follow and then leave another comment for an entry! :)

  • TheBusyNothings

    Can’t wait to see the “After” on your cabinets and bathroom! 😀

  • TheBusyNothings

    awesome! thanks for stopping by!

  • TheBusyNothings

    I’ve been planning for this for weeks now… the 2 boys and I need a small break from each other! hah!

  • TheBusyNothings

    Sounds Awesome! :)

  • TheBusyNothings

    LOL, yes, those boots are amazing!

  • TheBusyNothings

    It is amazing to me how creative so many local people are!

  • TheBusyNothings

    Good luck! I occasionally re-paint furniture and it’s places like this that get me excited and give me inspiration!

  • TheBusyNothings

    LOL, well then good luck for your friend!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cltadkins Chris Twyford Adkins

    I NEED to restock the dresses, beeswax candles and play stuff that I bought for my kiddos last year! And buy some bug backpacks for their friends!


  • http://www.facebook.com/cltadkins Chris Twyford Adkins

    l ‘like’d The Busy Nothings & The Global Shoppe today! *I’ve been a follower/’like’r of The NWA Boutique Show & Bliss Cupcake Cafe since last year!!!!!


  • http://www.facebook.com/sarea.clark Sarea Clark

    I would LOVE a cupcake! LOL I NEED a cupcake! Pick me!!! I am also following Bliss Cupcake on Facebook and twitter! (and obviously thebusynothings as well!) What a great giveaway!

  • Angie C

    I need them for friends too- the tickets, anyway, but I’m needing a cupcake and hat for ME 😉 I’m working the Show, so I’ll have tix already… but I’ve got girlfriends that need to get in :)
    Thanks for fab giveaways! I’m going to follow you on twitter (@ColemanChaosity) and FB!

  • TheBusyNothings

    Awesome!! Thanks for all the RT’s! :)

  • TheBusyNothings

    Sounds great! thanks for the comment and good luck!

  • Annelle

    I need them so my daughter-in-law can go with me.

  • Sierra

    I would love to have these tickets, because I’m ready for some GIRLINESS! I’m married, with 2 boys under the age of two! So my life consists of Diego, football, and dirt!! A little craftiness, with cutiness would be amazing to experience!!! :)