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You guys seemed to enjoy our “Pump Up The Volume” freebie with Vol. 25 so much earlier this year, that we took her up on her offer to do another giveaway. And this time she’s the one pumping up the volume… by doubling the prize pot to FOUR $50 gift cards towards anything in her shop. You’ll also find a few new prints along with some oldies-but-goodies (we’ve always loved her unique way of bringing a sweet quote to life). Plus now you can get them printed on 16 x 20 canvas. Oh, and did we mention that anyone in the world is eligible to win?
Here are the giveaway deets:
- PRIZE: A $50 gift card towards Vol. 25
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “QUOTE ME!” and…
- BONUS QUESTION: … share one of your favorite quotes. Perhaps it’s something inspirational or moving? Or maybe it’s just from a movie that makes you crack up every time you hear it.
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, November 3rd at 8pm EST
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: Four
- PRIZE SHIPS: Worldwide
- USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here Thursday morning for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…
This giveaway’s FOUR random winners are:
- Clarissa (who’s favorite quote is “This is an ’81 Honda….HOW DARE YOU?!!” from Employee of the Month)
- Leona (“Sometimes I sit and look at life at a different angle.”)
- Anita (“The future will not belong to those who sit on the sidelines. The future will not belong to the cynics. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Paul Wellstone)
- Erin Nusbaum (“Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life.” -Pablo Picasso)
Congrats everyone! And don’t forget to take advantage of the Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal that Vol. 25 is offering on prints (free print of equal or lesser value). Just put the title of your free print (along with requested size) in the message to seller upon checkout. Sorry, sale does not apply to already discounted print sets, or customized prints.
This next house we toured was pretty sweet. The owners had just dropped the price nearly $40,000 which suddenly put it within our range. The sellers had already moved out and after having the place on the market for 4 months were quite motivated to sell. And perhaps that fact would motivate us to buy? Let’s meet the house:
- Age: 1977
- House size: 2,772 square feet
- Lot size: 0.4 acres of land
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathroom: 2.5
- Great deal
- Beautiful exterior and landscaping
- Polished details like crown molding, plantation shutters, and exposed beams
- Tons of extras like a Wolf range, two outdoor deck heaters, a car lift in garage, and a full yard irrigation system
- Kitchen needed lots of work (which we like)
- Felt a bit too “fancy” for us
- Didn’t need much work besides the kitchen
- Schools and location were not ideal
- Still priced at the top of our range even with the drop
- Not as old and much bigger than we’re actually looking for
The funny thing about this house is that it’s actually one of the first we toured on the inside. And it initially wowed us so much that we actually did put in an offer (shocker, we know) – mainly just to see what would happen. We figured with our lowball price (we dropped it another 20K) and our must-sell-our-house-first contingency that we’d get kicked out immediately. They ended up being fine with the contingency but weren’t willing to budge on the price (which is completely understandable given their recent drop) so we walked away. At least it was a good dry run for when we make and offer on a house that we really want. Especially because in hindsight we want waaaay more of a beater than this house. one that’s even older, more modestly sized, and just begging for a makeover. Are you out there perfectly imperfect house?