...because home doesn't happen overnight.

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*

Congrats to Andrea who is overdue for a bathroom update!

‘Fess up. Which of you went out and bought the new iPhone 5 last week? My sister did. I didn’t.

Seeing as how HH had to drag me to the store when I finally caved for my iPhone over year ago, I’m not one to jump on the latest technology bandwagons. I still haven’t tapped into all that my phone can do, so I’ll be using it for a while. In fact, the phone I had just before my current iPhone was a very outdated Motorola Razr. It was in bad shape. The wire connecting the keypad portion to the flip-top was fully exposed and I had to hold the phone with two hands to use it. That upgrade was similar to when my country-lovin’, Harley riding, hillbilly dad bought a Lexus sedan last month. Whaaaaat??? He also wears cargo shorts now. Up until a year ago, I couldn’t even tell you what his legs looked like. I’d seen them maybe a total of two times in my 30+ years. He always wore jeans. My bonus mom is opening my dad’s eyes to all the things me and my siblings have been trying to turn him on to for three decades. And she’s done it in two years! Without nagging or changing my dad’s personality. She’s pretty amazing.

Anyhow, for those of us who still like our older iPhone models, there’s a brand spanking new etsy shop that’s got us covered. Literally.

Scribbles & Stripes offers a variety of modern printed cases compatible with the iPhone 4 or 4S. From polka dots to chevron to ombre, there’s a pattern for everyone. You can update your iPhone without paying for the expensive upgrade. Want something a little more personal than a pattern? Well, check out the custom instagram and photo options as well. These would make lovely gifts, don’t you think?

Could your iPhone 4 or 4S use a little love? Great. See details below and win a case of your own!

PRIZE: one iPhone 4/4S case of your choice from Scribbles & Stripes

RULES: You must be at least 18 years old and have a U.S. shipping address. No P.O. boxes please. One entry per email address.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post proclaiming “UPDATE ME!”

DEADLINE: Enter before Thursday, September 27th at 9:00 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced Friday, September 28th.

WHILE YOU’RE AT IT: Since we’re talking updates and upgrades… what’s a future update or upgrade you’re looking forward to? A new hairstyle? A reliable car? Replacing something in your wardrobe? Or maybe you’re updating something in your house? I’ll go first. We’ve done a lot of work around the Underdog but there’s still one full bathroom sitting completely gutted. All five of us have been sharing our master bathroom and while it hasn’t been impossible, I’m really looking forward to finishing the other bathroom for kids and guests. It’s on the calendar for winter.

BUT, WAIT!, THERE’S MORE: Can’t wait to win or are you doing your Christmas shopping early? Scribbles & Stripes is offering an exclusive discount to House*Tweaking readers. For the next two days four days, use the coupon code “HOUSE25” to score 25% off your purchase! After that, use the coupon code “HOUSETWEAKING” to score 10% off any purchase through October 24th 2012. AND…if you’re interested in a case for an iPhone 5, you can pre-order them now through Scribbles & Stripes!

Don’t forget to like Scribbles & Stripes on facebook and follow them on instagram!

Do you have an etsy shop or small business you’d like to introduce House*Tweaking readers to by way of a giveaway? Please contact me at danarmiller {at} hotmail {dot} com for more info.

images: Scribbles & Stripes collage by Dana Miller

141 Comments

Guilty as charged! But in all fairness….I had a broke down iPhone 3. I was wayyyy due for an upgrade.

I wish they made those cases for the 5…super cute :)

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24.September.2012

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I’m really looking forward to updating our backyard. We have lived in our house for 4 years, updated everything inside. The outside however is still a wreck, pretty shameful lol.

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24.September.2012

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I am WAY overdue for a haircut and color. December will have been a year!

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24.September.2012

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funny enough I JUST finished buying the iphone 4s (wait till the newest one comes up, snag last years model at a hefty discount!).

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24.September.2012

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I am due for two things. One being a haircut…November was my last one. The second, now blushing, would be bras… I keep saying “this” week I will go shopping and get a haircut.

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME!!
We are starting to house hunt…need to update our living space!

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME!!!! This winter, we are going to remodel our masterbath!! I can’t wait!!

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24.September.2012

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I need a new couch. With 3 kids, we have a lot of date nights in and I want a better couch for cuddling.

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24.September.2012

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I am saving up for a real bed frame and mattress. I’ve been sleeping on a small Ikea futon for over a year now and it’s too small for my dog and I – she falls off the bed sometimes in her sleep – poor girl! It’s also very uncomfortable.

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24.September.2012

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Just updated my ride yesterday (sweet) and have been updating my house since my son moved out….his old room is now my walk in closet!

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24.September.2012

Update me! I’m looking forward to updating my 6-year-old Macbook. Unfortunately, I don’t think that’s going to happen for a while…

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24.September.2012

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I got the iPhone 4s this weekend and updated from a non-smartphone to a super smartphone.

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I need a new couch bad!!!!!

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME! I need an updated home with more space. 1BR apartment living is getting old!

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24.September.2012

Update me! Looking forward to a haircut if I even get around to making an appointment.

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24.September.2012

Update me! I just got a new laptop cause my old one died! So thankful for external backups!

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24.September.2012

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No updates at this time, BUT we are looking for a new home…so that is a change we are looking forward to!

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME!!! Please:) I am way overdue for a new phone, and I am eligable for an upgrade next month so I plan on getting an iphone (it will be my first smart phone). This would be perfect timing!

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME! UPDATE ME! UPDATE ME!

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME! I just purchased a 1967 credenza/buffet for my dining room that has seen better days. I cannot wait for a colorful update with some paint to bring the whole room together.

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24.September.2012

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We just put an offer in on a house and are waiting to hear back – so hopefully we will be upgrading to a new house!

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24.September.2012

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We just moved to a new house in May. We have lots of things around here that need updating! Getting to it slowly, but surely! First up, painting the kitchen a new fresher lighter color!

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME! I seriously want to update my shoe collection! bad.

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24.September.2012

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I cannot wait to update our current “media center” aka a hand me down coffee table from the 80’s. There are cables and wires everywhere providing a perfect spot for our 4 month old puppy to hide his toys.

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME! I’ll be updating my closet for fall, once I find some time to shop!

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME! I can’t wait to update (finish) our master bedroom and bath addition we just built!

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME! We just bought a new house and we would like to add new lighting fixtures everywhere!

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24.September.2012

update me! I’m working through a pile of junk to take to the thrift store. feels so good!

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME! I can’t wait to upgrade our kitchen cabinets by painting them and adding some crown molding.

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24.September.2012

update me! would like to upgrade to a different house!

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24.September.2012

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I want to update my condo with new interior paint… but the open floor plan means I would have to paint several connected rooms at once and I have not yet mustered up the funds or energy to do so!

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24.September.2012

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I’m keeping the 4S :)
We’re working hard and updating our yard!

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24.September.2012

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I’ll be rocking the 4s for a good long time. It was a big splurge and I will use it til it dies (figures crossed that it takes a long time for that to happen).

I am working on updating my wardrobe – from my college student uniform of tshirts to a work appropriate style.

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24.September.2012

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I am looking forward to updating my work shoes. I’ve gotten into the habit of ONLY buying cheap shoes and it has taken its toll on my feet. So now, I will only buy shoes that are comfortable even though the price may make my wallet weep.

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24.September.2012

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I am looking forward to paying off debt so I can start buying things again. May 2013 is projected to be our “completely out of debt” month!

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24.September.2012

“UPDATE ME!” I want to update my entire house!

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME! I would love to update our living room chair

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24.September.2012

Update Me! I just bought a quart of yellow paint and am going to paint my front door this weekend! I’m excited!

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I for sure can use an update on my hair. I haven’t had a great highlight job in MONTHS and my locks are screaming for some love + attention!

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24.September.2012

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I am due for a trim & color. My roots have been showing for the past 2 weeks. My friends and co-workers are too kind to mention it!!

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24.September.2012

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I am excited to update our new house that we just bought! We need to decorate a whole lot, especially our new nursery before April :)

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24.September.2012

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i would love to update my phone cover (since i can’t update my phone) as well as my mantel decor for the new season!

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24.September.2012

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my everyday wardrobe could use an update!

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24.September.2012

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We’re in the middle of trying to buy a short-sale house, so once it’s officially ours I can’t wait to update the whole house! I think first up will be the main downstairs bedroom, since that will be ours.

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You’re not alone Dana. I jut got my 4S a couple months ago and I still hardly use it to its full potential. By time I figure it out the iPhone 7 will probably be released! Anywho, we can’t wait to upgrade our appliances and flooring. I’ve also been waiting to upgrade to a dslr camera for a couple years now. I can’t wait to get my new Nikon.

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME! I need to update my fall/winter coats. A necessity when you live in cold and rainy Seattle!

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24.September.2012

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I am finally getting a data plan in about a month – haven’t decided which “smart” phone to get yet (but I will be getting the IPhone 4/4S if I win! Also looking forward to updating my jeans, since I was prego last fall!

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME. We just went shopping this weekend to update my old flip phone to a IPhone 4S. Perfect timing. Thank you so much.

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24.September.2012

Update me (please)! Looking forward to finishing updating our former guest bedroom into a nursery!

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24.September.2012

UPDATE ME!
Aside that my current phone case is cracked in multiple places… I need to update my life for the new Fall season!.. pumpkins and mums and update the closet with the fall/winter gear, even a few new pieces are needed!!

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