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When we first moved into this house there was an issue with the kitchen floor. It was, at best, lumpy. The builders were going to fix it and one day, I came home to the linoleum peeled back, and a 19 year old with a jackhammer, pounding away at the concrete in my kitchen. With no plastic put up. ANYWHERE.
You know how in cartoons, someone gets a bag of flour dumped on them and they completely white from head to toe? My ENTIRE house looked like that.
I took one look at the guy standing there, jackhammer in hand, the air choked with dust, turned on my heel, and walked right back out. We went out for dinner that night, and enjoyed a good meal before I had to tackle the immense job of cleaning up that mess. I dreamed of going someplace hot and sunny while it was just finished, so that I didn't have anything extra to worry about.
We're still cleaning up the dust, five years later.
Are YOU hoping to renovate something in your house? If you could renovate anything, what would it be? I look at my yard and think I'd love to have some great patio furniture, some flower beds, and make it into a really nice space to go and spend time in.
While we're dreaming here, if you could also go on a vacation to anywhere while all the work is being done, where would you go? Some place hot and sunny? Exciting? My pick would be Australia with a side jaunt to New Zealand.
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How about on an 11 day, $7,000 Royal Caribbean Cruise on the Jewel of the Seas? *drool* Now is your chance, because Notes from the Cookie Jar has teamed up with Mom Central and Royale to give you the chance to WIN a Reno-cation of your own!
Yep, you heard me! Royale is having an amazing contest; not only can you WIN $13,000 to go towards whatever home renovations YOU choose, you also get that amazing cruise I just mentioned! Now THAT is a reno-cation! There's also weekly prizes of a luxury bath collection (worth $500!) You can enter every day, and boost your entries by playing the Game of the Day or referring your friends.
If you don't own your house, don't despair, according to the rules you can also transfer your $13,000 renovation to an immediate family member, OR you can receive a term deposit to be put towards a down payment on a house.
This contest is open to Canadian residents and runs from now until midnight (EST) June 20 /10.
That's not all! Promise! Thanks to Mom Central, I'm hosting my own reno-cation contest RIGHT HERE in the Cookie Jar! There's prizes, even!
What can you win?
Winners will receive a $50 gift card to Home Hardware and another $50 gift card from Cara Restaurants, which includes such yummy places as Swiss Chalet, Montana's, Milestones, Kelsey's, and Harveys.
How do you enter?
Leave me a comment telling me what your ultimate reno-cation would be. A new kitchen, and trip to the Cayman Islands? Re-do the bathroom, and visit China? The sky is the limit!
**Please remember to leave me a way to contact you, either with a twitter handle or an e-mail address.***
Who can enter?
The contest is open to Canadian residents over the age of 18 only. I'll accept entries until midnight (PST) April 26, 2010. Then I will choose the winner by a random number generator, contact them via e-mail, and then forward their information to Mom Central Canada, who will ship out the prize. Please enter only once, thanks!