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Monday, January 2, 2012

My Dear Trash 1000 Follower Trashy Weekend Give-A-Way

We've reached 1,000 followers and it's finally time for our trashy weekend give-a-way. The winner and a friend will need to find their way to Mesa, Arizona- but once you arrive everything will be taken care of. First choose your weekend (Feb. 16-18, Feb. 23-25 or March 1-3) Next: Customize your itinerary. Let us know what you'd enjoy most. Here's one possible itinerary:

Thursday:
Arrival
Attend Goodwill Dollar Day
Dinner at Tia Rosa's
Auction in Scottsdale at 6:30pm

Friday:
8:00am Garaging in Mesa
9:00am Box Lot Auction
12:00 Lunch at Sweet Cakes ( a local favorite)
2:00 Visit Qcumberz and see first hand how to style a retail space
Visit local thrift stores
Dinner on the run
6:30 Mesa Auction

Saturday:
Garaging in Mesa
Breakfast at Crackers & Co.
Afternoon of Turning Trash To cash: Learn paint techniques, crafting, or how to list items on ebay.
Lunch at Divines
Departure

Lastly, Pack you bags. Winner and a friend will stay at the Biggs' home. All you need to do is make sure you're a follower then leave a comment telling us what you'd do with your trashy weekend. (answers will not effect chances of winning) You may enter one time each day from January 3 thru January 31. After your first entry, just post, "I want to win" as your comment. Winner will be chosen by random generator and announced on February 1, 2012. If you're unable to travel to Mesa, Arizona or not available during one of the three listed weekends, please do not enter. We are so thankful for our followers and wanted to show our appreciation with this trashy weekend give-a-way. Good luck. Love, Kelly & Laura.

206 comments:

  1. It would be so fun to win this trashy weekend. I'd definately like garaging...in February, unheard of here in Illinois. The thrift stores sound great, also. I would like to learn how to list on Ebay as this is something I've been wanting to do for quite some time but have been too imtimidated to give it a try. I would love to see your booth at Qcumberz. And lastly, I guess we could fit lunch/dinner in somewhere, lol. I would bring my friend who has a sister in AZ and we could also visit her while we're there.
    Cindy
    dr_goss@yahoo dot com

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  2. I have recently started redoing furniture and YOU are the one who inspired me after reading your blog about a dresser you rescued and sold for $200. I've been bit by the trash bug and could use all the help you are willing to share. I have a missionary going out in the field later this year and need to earn some extra income to help him out, while still being available to be around for my family. Oh, please, please pick me! I want to learn from the best!!

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  3. Oh.My.Gosh. the above agenda sounds wonderful! I don't think I could plan a better weekend myself! I would have the time of my life. I would love a "goodwill-themed" weekend!!

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  4. this weekend is practically torn from my favorite things to do on the weekend book!!

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  5. Wow, I live here in AZ but would love to win this...mainly to learn about painting techniques and the best neighborhoods to go garaging! I could probably do any of those weekends!

    Peace,
    Edie

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  6. Sounds like a lot of fun, and a great learning weekend! I would love to learn from you two! I love your blog and all the creative ways you make extra money using trash! I hope you pick me to join you!!

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  7. This would be so much fun! I like your itinerary, sounds great. Thank you for even considering hosting strangers. You are both awesome!

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  8. Is it possible for me to just crash your party, since I'll probably be in all those places at the same time anyway?

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  9. That itenerary sounds great. I've been wanting to hit Mesa auction. I would love to go first with someone who knows what they are doing.

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  10. I'd love to go to garage sales and dollar day at the thrift store. I'd really like to learn your shopping methods, and painting furniture techniques.

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  11. I found your blog about a year ago and have been using "ebaying my way out of debt" because I was so inspired by what you ladies do. I would love to win this trip because I would love to see how you ladies make your decisions of what to buy and how to list.

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  12. This sounds like the best weekend ever! Pick me! Pick me! I especially like the idea of going to auctions.

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  13. I would love to win! I woud enjoy a fabulous weekend with my sister we have a lot in common with you both. We love thrifting, she cooks, bakes and we both have kids and love planning parties and weddings! I hope we win!!! Sabrina(dot)lawrence3@yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I would enjoy seeing your Qcumberz space, hitting the awesome thrift stores in your area, learning how to paint furniture properly and of course meeting the two of you. I want to win!

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  15. The weekend sounds wonderful! I would especially love to visit the Auctions.

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  16. I want to win!
    Cindy
    dr_goss@ yahoo.com

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  17. Okay, ladies, I still want to win! And can I also tell you that I picked up a pair of new Clarks adorable ballet flats at Salvation Army on $1 day because you influenced me to shop there? AND that I picked up a 3 story pink dollhouse for almost 3 year old boy off the street because of your influence? Thanks. :)

    Peace,
    Edie

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  18. Oooh, so awesome! I think the outline you ladies have laid out would be just fabulous, and any weekend would work for me. Congratulations!

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  19. I want to win! Sabrina(dot)Lawrence@yahoo.com

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  20. not even sure how I came across your blog now, but would love to win! My husband and I could use it as a get away to get together...we love thrifting and such together! ladaehling(at)gmail.com

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  21. I would love to spent the weekend with the Biggs and soak up some sunshine garage saleing and thrifting it up, AND learning to transform trash to treasures--your painting and designs look amazing! Seattle is just too...rainy and dreary right now! It was your influence that pushed me to sell on eBay, and now I have my own store, and I'm doing quite well! I would take my best friend who also loves to 'scrounge' as we call it, and has been so supportive of my new business! A wonderful, generous idea to offer this!

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  22. I want to win so badly! Especially looking forward to learning at the feet of the best trashy women, in my eyes. I really want to win!!!!

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  23. I would enjoy seeing your Qcumberz space, hitting the awesome thrift stores in your area, learning how to paint furniture properly and of course meeting the two of you. I want to win!

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  24. I really want to win!

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  25. Oh, I'm so close you you (just a mile or so) and would love to spend the weekend thrifting and learning, (and to have some mommy time away from my two year old and one year old!)I want to win!

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  26. I still want to win! And I won't even stay at your house! I'll just come for the day!
    :)

    Peace,
    Edie

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  27. What a dream weekend!
    I hope I win! I hope I win!

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  28. What a great plan for a weekend! I would love to see your re-do furniture techniques, and see what catches your eye at the thrift stores. Learning more about ebay would be great too!

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  29. I would really enjoy seeing your Qcumberz space, hitting the awesome thrift stores in your area, learning how to paint furniture properly and of course meeting the two of you. I want to win!

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  30. Now, if I couldn't enter every day, I would feel like a real stalker coming back again... :)

    Still want to win!

    Peace,
    Edie

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  31. I really, really, really, really want to win... have been a follower FOREVER!

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  32. I want to win!
    Cindy
    dr_goss@yahoo dot com

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  33. I hope I win!
    sabrina(dot)lawrence3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I would love to win this. Though can I bring my baby along? She is still nursing... And my hubby too, as he is probably a better thrifter than me?! :)

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  35. I'd love to win!! I've been following your site for quite a while now and think spending the weekend with you ladies would be a blast. And I'm only a short drive away in Tucson. The sample itinerary sounds great to me!

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  36. I really really want to win!!

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  37. I want to win!
    Cindy
    dr_goss@yahoo dot com

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  38. I would really enjoy seeing your Qcumberz space, hitting the awesome thrift stores in your area, learning how to paint furniture properly and of course meeting the two of you. I want to win!

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  39. I would really enjoy seeing your Qcumberz space, hitting the awesome thrift stores in your area, learning how to paint furniture properly and of course meeting the two of you. I want to win!

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  40. I'd LOVE to have you help me learn to refinish a piece of furniture, and hit some favorite thrift stores and auctions.

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  41. I want to win!
    Cindy
    dr_goss@yahoo dot com

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  42. I would really enjoy seeing your Qcumberz space, hitting the awesome thrift stores in your area, learning how to paint furniture properly and of course meeting the two of you. WOO-HOO! I want to win!

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  43. I want to win! I really want to brush up on my refinishing/painting skills and think you two would be great teachers.

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  44. I am going to win :)... I hope!
    sabrina(dot)lawrence3@yahoo.com

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  45. I hope I win. sabrina(dot)lawrence3@gmail.com wrong email earlier... I apologize!

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  46. I hope I win. sabrina(dot)lawrence3@gmail.com wrong email earlier... I apologize!

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  47. Hi again, friends.

    I still want to win! When I went running this weekend, I was daydreaming about how excited I'd be if I won! :)

    Peace,
    Edie

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  48. I want to win!
    Cindy
    dr_goss@yahoo dot com

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  49. I love seeing your finds and makeovers. I'd really like to learn the inside scoop. What a fun weekend. I want to win!

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  50. I really really want to win!!

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  51. I would really enjoy seeing your Qcumberz space, hitting the awesome thrift stores in your area, learning how to paint furniture properly and of course meeting the two of you. WOO-HOO! I want to win!

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  52. Hey Laura and Kelly:

    Another day later...and I still want to win! And I would love seeing all your crafts and paint makeovers in person!

    Peace,
    Edie

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  53. I really really really really want to win!!!!

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  54. I want to win!
    Cindy
    dr_goss@yahoo dot com

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  55. Want to win, still! And plan to win by sheer persistence. :)

    Peace,
    Edie

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  56. I want to win!
    Cindy
    dr_goss@yahoo dot com

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  57. I think your sample schedule sounds awesome. I really want to win!

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  58. Laura and Kelly:
    I want to win! :)
    Edie

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  59. I want to win!
    Cindy
    dr_goss@yahoo dot com

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  60. I want to win. Hoping for some good luck on Friday the 13th!

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  62. "I wanna wheen!" (in my best Nacho Libre voice)

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  63. I want to win!! It would be such a great learning experience to shop with you girls.

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  64. I'm pretty excited & I have a good feeling about this one. I want to win!

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  65. I really want to win! I have so many questions to ask, and would love spending the weekend with you guys!

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  66. I already bought my plane tickets and packed my suitcase. I really, really want to win!

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  67. Hey Laura and Kelly:

    I really want to win!
    Edie

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  68. Did I mention how much I REALLY want to win??????

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  69. Oh please, oh PLEASE! I want to win!!!

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  71. I really, really, really want to win!!!

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  72. Hey, I still want to win.

    (And, for the record, I tried yesterday and couldn't get the page to scroll down to enter...)

    Peace,
    Edie

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  73. I want to win! Wish I had something more witty to say...but that's it. Win, Win, Win!

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  74. Hey, it's the 19th, and I STILL want to win.

    Still.

    Want.

    To.

    Win.

    :)

    Peace,
    Edie

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  76. I really want to win

    *if anybody notices the two reply's that I have deleted it is because I work nights, my days and nights are mixed up and twice I have posted on the same day when I did not mean to. I also noticed last night that when I posted it is not in the same time zone as I am (which might have contributed to my mistake) please forgive me I am not trying to cheat :)*

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  77. Okay, all you girls, get out of the way. :)

    I WANT TO WIN, WIN, WIN!

    Peace,
    Edie

    PS: No Money Mama, I like your blog!

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  78. I really need to learn from the best ... And that would be YOU! I have a daughter in college and a son leaving soon for his mission for our church! I am working spool many hrs a week and not making much of a dent! I know this would help us out so much to learn the ins and outs. PICK ME! PICK ME!

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  79. Hey, it's Monday.

    And I'm still winning....or at least want to!!!

    :)

    Peace,
    Edie

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  80. Ohmygosh how F-U-N!!! This is the COOLEST giveaway idea!! I follow, of COURSE@ I want to win, I know just who I'd bring...MY TWIN!! (: And since I'm local, I don't need to bug Kelly to sleep at her house even. AND if I don't win, can I just stalk you anyway?! Haha, kidding.

    SO cool, girls!! XO, Kelli

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  81. Hey Ladies:

    Here is another entry for me, different day, still want to win!

    Edie

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  82. From Jan S.

    I want to learn from the Masters!!

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  83. Hi:

    Quiero ganar! I want to win!
    Peace,
    Edie

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  84. Okay, Laura and Kelly.

    My new strategy to win with all this competition (!) is to say "I want to Win" in another language. Yesterday was Spanish, obviously.

    Jag vill vinna. (in Swedish)

    Peace,
    Edie

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  85. It's Friday and أريد أن أفوز (I want to win in Arabic).

    Peace,
    Edie

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  86. Pick me! I love another mans trash!!!

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  87. I haven't been able to get on this post to tell you that I want to win! I don't know what the problem was, but I really really really really really want to win!!!

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  88. Did I mention how much I'd love to win????

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  89. I am on.vacation, but I still want to win.

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  90. Girls:

    i duan për të fituar ("I want to win" in Albanian)...

    Peace,
    Edie

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  91. Girls:

    я хочу выиграть (in Russian).

    Peace,
    Edie

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  92. I would choose Friday because it lists everything I'd love to do! Either way I want to check out your space in Qcumberz! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  93. I want to win!!!!! Please!!!!!!

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  94. Still on vacation, but still want to win!

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  95. Okay, here goes my last ditch effort to try to win this awesome prize. Puleeze! I want to win!!!

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