Sunday, March 21, 2010

Need a Vacation and a Renovation? Royale Reno-cation Giveaway!!

Ever wish your life was just a little bit better, a little more relaxing, luxurious, and stress-free? Of course you do. I know I could use a Royale reno-cation! A what you ask? A few home renos and a vacation all rolled into one. I am a closeted interior designer. My friends and family know my addiction to adding a regular nip and tuck to my home environment. I admit it, I’m a nester. I love to be surrounded by the aesthetically pleasing and unfortunately my tastes sometime exceed the contents of my pocketbook {okay, okay I just splurged this week on some all-too-pricey fabulous throw pillows}.

Lately my needs for home renovations have taken on new meaning. Our family is currently in flux. We are preparing for a possible move and I am working to give our home a mini-makeover to further entice buyers. I’m sure what awaits at the other end of a sale will be a new home which may require work or at the very least loving touches to make our new environment home, our home!

The stress of three children and an eminent move has me dreaming of a vacation. Though I love my children dearly and we are generally inseparable as a family it would take no arm twisting to send my little miracles off to grandma and grandpa while hubby and I enjoyed a vacation all our own. We are dreamers, adventurers so our ultimate vacation would probably be exotic. We’ve often talked of visits to the Belize, Africa, maybe Greece, New Zealand, or India however having three children, a dog, and a cat is not conducive to world travel. Let’s be honest any vacation to anywhere that didn’t necessarily require a tent brimming with five people would be a welcome change!

I am willing to assume I am not the only one who could use a reno-cation and this is why Royale is offering Moms across Canada the opportunity to win the Royale Reno-cation Contest! Canadian moms looking for a fresh start this spring, a pick me up after a long winter’s doldrums can enter to win the spectacular Grand Prize including $13 000 to spend on home renovations AND an 11-day, $7000 Royal Caribbean cruise for two on the “Jewel of the Seas” --sounds hard to take right? Not too tempting {can you hear my dripping sarcasm}? Too good to be true? It gets even better, an additional $5000 in prizes will be given to secondary winners in the form of 15 weekly prize packages including a personal heated towel rack, new luxurious towels, and premium Royale robes all from the Royale Luxury Bath Collection. I know you have just one question….it’s simple enter to win on the Royale website until April 27th! Yes, GO THERE NOW!

AND…just when you think the sky’s the limit Royale goes above and beyond because thanks to them I am hosting a mini reno-cation of my own! One fabulously lucky Northern Mama reader will win a $50 Restaurant gift card for a night out and a $50 Home Hardware gift card to give your home a small nip and tuck!
To Enter:

  • Suggest to me what your ultimate "Reno-cation" would be! {Required}

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Giveaway open to Canadians. Giveaway closes April 27th, 2010. Read Giveaway Rules for details.

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  1. I would do over our bathroom. I've been watching way too much HGTV so I know exactly what I want done.

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  6. I would renovate the kitchen. It is so old fashioned! I would put in all stainless steel appliances. *sigh
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  11. I would love to redo my bathroom and take the kids up north camping
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  17. Ultimate renocation... New appliances and someone else finishing the renos we started then a Hawian trip.

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  18. I would like our bathroom ceiling fixed up as the paint is peeling and our kitchen floor fixed up also because the tile is breaking.


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  24. I would have to redo the basement--its not a fun place to spend time & then relax in Fiji

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  26. My idea of a reno-cation is to update the kitchen and have a hot coffee and enjoy.

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  27. I'd get hardwood floors upstairs, granite counters in the kitchen and new light fixtures! And I'd go to Italy. I've always wanted to go there.
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  31. I'd like to finish my basement into a home theatre room, then relax in Las Vegas!

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  36. I'd love to get my kitchen reno'd. It's super 70's! I'd love to take my family somewhere warm and tropical where the kids can swim all day and I can drink pina coladas!
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  40. I would renovate our laundry room because it's still unfinished and I would replace some of the windows in the house! For the vacation I think I would go take a little visit to Machu Picchu!

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  45. It would definitely be our family room - a previous renovation that has never finished!!!

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  51. I'd have my floors replaced with eco-friendly bamboo and the entire interior of my house painted. Someone else could do all this work while I sat on the beach in Malibu!! (I wish!!)
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  52. My Reno-cation would include renovating our aging kitchen and then taking a trip to Hawaii.

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  53. A bay window and reading corner , and a fancy walk in closet in my masterbedroom....would be nice !

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  55. I want my whole kitchen re done while I'm in Bora Bora :)

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  56. I would reno the living room by putting down hardwood floors and do some work on the basement

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  61. I would finish my basement so that it can become my baby's play area.

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    I think I'd redo my bathrooms... I hate them! The people who lived here before me did such a terrible job. I think they closed their eyes, spun around, and threw grout and tiles randomly!

    As to where I'd go, my favourite place on earth is Niagara Falls. My very first "grown-up" vacation, planed by myself, was to Niagara, so it holds a special place in my heart.

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  72. My ultimate renocation would be to have all my floors redone in the house. Then I would head off to Mexico for a great massage and a swim with the dolphins

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  74. I would love to have a bathroom & bedroom added to our basement.

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  77. i would love to redo my bathroom even if just the fixtures, and as far as a vacation goes , a weekend at the lake in the summer would be awesome
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  88. I would renovate our spare room/office. Right now it is a catch all, lots of junk and storage. I can barely make it to my desk. I imagine room to spread out and enjoy. One day.......

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  95. Rib out my whole kitchen from floor to ceiling will be my ultimate renovation.

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  99. i would put in hardwood floors - my carpets are disgusting. and a vacation - man would i enjoy that!

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  100. I would renovate our spare room to make it my baby's own bedroom. It badly needs some color and furniture.
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  103. i would do some painting job in my house. The destination i would like to go is Hawaii.

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  112. I would fix up our basement! A tv room with a wood stove, a room for my gym equipment, a room for the washer & dryer and a room for storage!

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  113. Our main bathroom - how I would love heated ceramic floors and a huge soaker tub... And a trip to South America - maybe Peru.

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  118. I would love to do my kitchen over completely!! It really needs it. as for vacation. I would love to take my son to Disney! That would be great!

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  130. I would finish our current renovation and travel to the east coast for an entire summer!

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  147. My ultimate renocation is to REMOVE my family to a NEW house and then have a romantic rendezvous with my husband in Paris!

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