Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring Cleaning Challenge 2013


While laying in bed one night and thinking about an organizing project (or two) that I had been putting off for way too long.....I had the revelation that I was probably not the only one who tends to procastinate on projects! And I thought, "Wouldn't it be nice if we all had some type of motivation to get a jump start on spring cleaning?" Enter the Pgh Momtourage Spring Cleaning Challenge 2013!! Since we have sponsors that are nation-wide, you don't have to live in the Pittsburgh area to enter, anyone across the country can win! (The Melting Pot is a local prize and keep in mind for some of the online prizes that shipping could be more expensive in Hawaii, Alaska or outside the United States.)
Here’s the challenge:
·         Re-organize a place in your home
·         Take before & after pics
·         Post on contest wall
·         Be entered for awesome prizes!
The contest pics and entries will all be done through our facebook contest page here.
Whether you are doing a small project or a complete over-haul, you have the chance to win! We will have 2 separate categories so those organizing a junk drawer won’t be up against someone clearing their garage!
Your project will be entered in one of two categories:
·         It's the little things that matter
·         Does this space make my house look big
Feeling extra ambitious? You can enter more than one project! Rules: the projects must be in completely separate rooms in your home (i.e. a child’s bedroom & an office, ect….), you can only win one time.
Amazing prizes include: $100 gift card to The Melting Pot (Station Square location), $50 gift card to thredUP, $50 gift card to Lot26 Studio, box of $50 worth of products from Pick Your Plum, and $25 gift card from Bedeckle!
Want a super EASY way to be entered to win? (No re-organizing required!) Share this contest! Every time you share this contest either through your facebook page, twitter, Pinterest or blog, post a comment below on the contest page, you will be entered to win a $25 gift card from Bedeckle!  You can do this up to FIVE times!! (Please spread out your postings so as not to drive everyone crazy). J
Rules for posting pictures:
  • Post a before/after pic in one picture. (Some tips to do that are below)
  • Label “before” & “after” as well as what space it is (i.e. closet, bedroom, basement, ect….)
  • Use either a 2 or 4 picture square collage (no more)
  • Post what city you live in
{If you have never created a picture collage before, I suggest First create a collage of either 2 or 4 square pics. Then save to your desktop, go back into the regular editor (you’ll have to back out of collage) and use the “add text” tool to label “before”, “after”, and what space it is.}
Contest ends at Midnight on March 31st! All entries must be posted to page by that time.  Local educator and mother of 4, Mrs. Laura Miller, will be our guest judge and join me in reviewing  all your entries.  Winners will be chosen and prizes will be awarded by Sunday, April 7th, 2013.
But remember, everyone is a winner!
Here is our mantra:
“I really regret getting that space totally organized.  -said no one EVER!!”
A word about our awesome sponsors:
The Melting Pot: There's just something about a fondue pot that invites conversation. Invites laughter. Invites coming together. At The Melting Pot Restaurant, we offer a dining experience like no other. A unique, interactive dining experience creating memorable moments with family and friends. From the time the first piece of bread is dipped and the last piece of dessert is savored, you'll be graced with the time to discover new things about people you thought you knew. And, those you're getting to know.  We are the premier fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts. It's up to you. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That's not to say, we haven't had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie.  Whether you're celebrating romance, a birthday or anniversary - or just a night out while the babysitter is in charge - we offer something truly unique. An opportunity to interact and connect while experiencing all fondue has to offer.
thredUP: Just Like a Consignment Shop - But All Online! Buy and sell practically new children's clothing. Save up to 80% on your favorite brands, and turn outgrown clothes into cash (all from home). You can even shop by your favorite brand…GAP, Old Navy, Target, ect… AND they have a women’s shop opening soon! If anyone will be cleaning out kids clothes for the Spring Cleaning Challenge, order a clean-up bag from thredUP! Have like-new clothing your family no longer wears? Order a free thredUP Clean Out bag online. Fill the bag with like-new clothes, and put it outside for pick-up. Shipping is free! thredUP inspects your clothes, and pays up to 40% of the resale value upfront. If you choose to clean out a closet for our SPRING CLEANING CHALLENGE, not only can you be entered to win great gift cards, but you could also earn money for the clothes through thredUP. Double bonus! Order a Clean Out Bag here.  
Lot 26 Studio: Lot 26 Studio is like no other Wall Decor Company. Our collection includes wall stickers, wall decals, canvas wall art, memo boards, DIY decor and more for your kitchen, living room, dorm room, bedroom, nursery, and beyond. We create all of our own peel-and-stick vinyl wall stickers from great, gotta-have graphics and adhesive sayings to the best paintings and images that contemporary artists have to offer. In addition, our collection of fun wall decor includes canvas wall art, decorative wall hangings and accents such as adhesive chalkboards, mirror mobiles, create your own pennants, burnish vinyl ‘rub on’ chandeliers and picture frames. Lot 26 Studio’s wall art, wall stickers, and wall decals are easily removable and a fun, inexpensive way to decorate a room.
Pick Your Plum: Have you ever glued your fingers together trying to put a project together? Stayed up all night just to finish that last project before your kids wake up? Gussied up your home just so the neighbors could gawk over your detail? Borrowed an idea from the store knowing you can make one too? We have. We know. Join us.  Get it before your neighbor does. ·       We have limited supplies on some of the most swank supplies. We have agents out in the field who find killer deals on high quality products. ·         We delicately slap prime-o pricing on crafting, clothing, baking supplies, home decor and other fabulous finds. Stellar pricing. Cool. ·         We sell it 'til it's gone or 'til time is up. ·         You leave feeling like you just won Martha in a crafting contest. ·         The supplies arrive in 7-8 shipping days and you've just picked your 'plum'! Doesn't it feel good?

Bedeckle: There is something really special about creating a unique piece. There is something even more exciting about having someone wear a piece you've created with careful detail. Come and bedeck yourself in these one of a kind pieces. Check out beautiful Infinity scarves, lace headbands, adorable flower clips, earrings + more! Also, check out her shop Brown Eyed Girlies for all your little girl’s adorable accessories!

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