Monday, March 15, 2010

ROYALE RENO-CATION BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY


I am excited to tell you that I have been chosen to participate in a Mom Central blog campaign. Consequently, I am promoting the Royale Reno-cation Contest. Why is it? It is a chance for moms across Canada to win a spectacular Renovation and Vacation grand Prize as well as 15 weekly secondary prizes that will enable the winners to enjoy some well-deserved luxury at home. (Keep reading this post as there is a giveaway at the end!)

The grand prize includes $13,000 to spend on a home renovation in any way the winner chooses AND an 11-day, $7,000 Royal Caribbean cruise for two on the “Jewel of the Seas.” An additional $5,000 in prizes will be given away to secondary winners in the form of 15 weekly prize packs from the Royale Luxury Bath Collection that include a personal heated towel rack, new luxurious towels, and premium Royale robes (Prize value: 500$ each). The Grand Prize draw will be held on June 29, 2010.

To participate to the contest simply click on the button below.

And don’t forget to play the “game of the week” and get two entries instead of one, each time you enter!

As I have this opportunity, it got me wondering what would be my ultimate reno-cation… Where would I go? What renovations would I tackle in my home?

Two years ago, we had the opportunity the finish the basement. Last year, we were able to paint all the first floor as well as the hallway on the second floor. Both were demanding jobs and the house looks so much better now. But what else could be done? So here I sit in front of my PC and wonder what would be my ultimate reno-cation.

Well the first thing I would do would be to put hardwood floors in the dining room and living room as well as the hallway on the first floor. I would also change the entrance area a bit to extend the tiles up to the stairs to avoid having any carpet going to the wardrobe to hangs the coats. My house is a bit dysfunctional in that area I find. So having tiles there would be wonderful.

The other step would be to change the flooring in the kitchen as we have vinyl right now. Again tiles would be make it richer than it is. I love my kitchen as it has lots of cupboards everywhere. But with time and four kids, some doors need to be repaired. I would invest to sand and stain them back to their original look. We have bought some baby proof things that have damaged the doors of the cabinet. It is sad to see them the way they are right now.

It would be great to be able to paint the master bedroom. It is the only BIG room in the house that has not received a new paint. Also, the master bathroom and the kids’ bathroom are in need of paint. And let’s not forget the kids’ rooms either. Technically, it doesn’t need a new coat of paint but the boys room as well as my daughter room would look sharp in new colors.

Finally, the biggest renovation I would do would probably build a deck in the backyard. I would love to have a big deck where I can put my table and chairs, the BBQ and have two levels on it. Maybe even put a hot tub there too.

As for a vacation, I think we would love to go RVing all over Canada and the US for an extended period of time. This would be a wonderful opportunity to discover our country and its neighbor as homeschool on the road. We would discover geography and history explore the land, compare the provinces and states and so on. Yes this would be our ultimate vacation for us. Being with our children and learning with them about Canada and the US.

What about you? What would be your ultimate reno-cation?

Again to participate to this wonderful contest, simply click on the button below.  (Continue reading I have a giveaway at the end of this blog!).


You have nothing to lose really, go ahead and participate. You never know when your name might be selected!

GIVEAWAY
GREAT NEWS! I’ve have the opportunity of hosting a mini reno-cation contest on my blog. The price is a $50 Restaurant gift card AND a $50 Home Hardware gift card. Contest will end on April 27th, 2010. Once I have selected a winner, I will share the news and the winner will have to give me their full name and address so I can send it to Mom Central which in turn will send the price directly to the winner.

To Enter
Tell me what your own ultimate “Reno-Cation” for a chance to win. This first entry is mandatory and must be done before additional entries.

Additional Entries
~ Follow my blog – and let me know about it
~ Follow Canadianladybug on Twitter and tweet this giveaway - leave a link
~ Subscribe to my blog on right and comment
~ Blog about this giveaway and comment with a link
~ Become a fan of Canadianladybug Reviews! on facebook and leave a comment about it.
~ Register to LobsterNetwork and leave me your username here.   To know more about LobsterNetwork, please read my review.

This giveaway ends April 27th, 2010 at 9 pm. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail before a new name is drawn. One entry (plus mentioned additional entries) per household, Canadian moms only. Don’t forget to include your e-mail so I can contact you. If it’s not there and I can’t give you the good news I will have to choose someone else!

On this, there is only one more thing to say to everyone – Good Luck To All Of You Who Participate!

83 comments:

  1. I'd love to go for California for a vacation. As for renovation -- the entire interior of my house needs a fresh coat of paint.
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  2. I follow your blog
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  3. a weekend trip to the bahamas sounds good and while I'm gone maybe someone will decorate my big boy's room for me! lol
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  4. 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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  5. Hello! I follow you blog on Facebook :)

    In search of a new place to live, I know I could totally renovate where ever it will be. Wether it's adding more storage, painting, decorating or updating, I know I wouldn't run out of ideas!
    As for a dream vacation, I'd love to go to NY NY and visit all the touristic sites it's so famous for!
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  6. I would do some painting and then go to Hawaii.

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  7. would have to try to bring my basement into this century & after that I think Fiji sounds nice

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  8. My renocation would be to redo my kitchen. It is in dire need of it. After that I would scoop my son off to Disney!! We have always wanted to go and never had the chance.

    Wonderful contest.

    Thank you for the chance.

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  10. I now follow your blog.

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  11. I am a fan on facebook.

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    I'm a follower on Blogger/Google Friend as spamgirl. :) Thank you!

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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.

    Thank you!

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  16. I would get rid of all the stinking carpet in this house! GAH!

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  19. I also got chosen for this tour - come over to my site and check it out and enter to win your own!!!

    I would finish our current renovation and I would travel to the East Coast.

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  20. I would definitely do a proper nursery for the kids. Paints, wall decals, etc. I'd also love to Hawaii. Always wanted to eat FRESH pineapple!

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  22. I have a username of benjiesluv on Lobster.

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  25. I would knock out a wall to the dining room and make my kitchen huge. I would also knock out the wall to the family room(unless it's a supporting wall). I would put in wide pine flooring throughout the main level.
    For a vacation, I would always choose the Dominican Republic. I love it there!
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  27. I'd love to redo the windows. then go to Scotland

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  28. follow via google

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  29. I'd love to renovate our spare bedroom so that my growing up baby can have his own room. I would paint it and get some proper furniture.
    For vacation, I'd love to go to Italy!

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  32. My ultimate reno-cation would be to get new kitchen cupboards and counter tops, and to re-tile our ensuite!

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  37. I would reno our living room and then take a trip to Costa Rica to recuperate!

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  38. I follow you through GFC

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  41. My ultimate Reno-cation would be to renovate our kitchen and then take a trip to Hawaii.

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  43. I would renovate our laundry room since it's the only room that is still unfinished and I would take a little vacation to visit machu picchu!

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  44. I would love to fix my unfinished basement, making a nice TV room with a wood stove. Would be great place in the winter!

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  45. I think I’d redo my painting… I hate what i have! The people who lived here before me did such a terrible job.

    As to where I’d go, my favourite place on earth is Hawaii.
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  50. I would replace all the flooring and the windows in my house, and while the work was being done, I would be enjoying my honeymoon in Tuscany. Oh, to dream!

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  51. i would replace our ugly carpets with hardwood and then jump on a flight to cayman! pegcitymomma AT gmail DOT com

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  52. i would redo all the flooring in our place and then take off on a cruise. babblingbrooke30atyahoodotca

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  53. We are planning on moving in the next few months so I'm not too sure what renos I would do at this point...but I will definitely find SOMETHING to do! And a trip to anywhere tropical is good with me!

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  54. My Ultimate Renocation would be to redo our kitchen with updated cabinets and fixtures. I would also like to replace the tub in our main bathroom.

    While the house was in chaos, a trip somewhere tropical would be nice!!

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  55. I would love to travel to Africa.
    Renovations I would like to do are:
    -put hardwood floors in living room
    -new carpeting throughout the rest of the house
    -a new front door
    -finish the basement
    -redo the downstairs bathroom

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  56. oh the best would be to take the kids to climb pyramids in mexico then off to the beach and when we got home have my bathroom and kitchen fully renovated, how awesome would that be
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  59. I would renovate the kitchen and vacation in Italy

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  61. Oh where to start?!? After 10 years...I'd like to redo my bathrooms, the hardwood floors need sanding and revarnishing, the front and back porches need replacing, the front door could use replacing, master bedroom could use some patching and a new coat of paint...oh, the things I would do...oh and don't forget the inground pool that I've always wanted!

    And while any or all of this is being done, I'd be either on a tropical island such as Grand Cayman or in Australia visiting friends and being a tourist.

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  65. I would redo the living room and visit the Caribbean for my renocation.
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  68. We have a room over our garage that gets so cold in the winter, I would love to be able to pull down the whole garage ceiling and spray foam it a-la-Mike-Holmes! That room also needs some drywall repair and a fresh coat of pain. All my bedrooms need closet doors since we redid the flooring and didn't put the broken ones back on. I would love a new railing for my stairs because the current one is rickety.

    As for vacation, anywhere my kids and hubby can spend quality time together would be fabulous. My husband has had ongoing health issues and recently a major leg surgery, it has been an incredible stress on all of us and a vacation would be so wonderful!!

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  69. My bathrooms would get a major workover - we need a nice sunken tub and a nice steam shower. Of course, hardwood floors would be nice, also!

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  73. New kitchen cupboards/ counter. My husband would love to see them replaced. I would then take him on a tour of the Maritimes. We were supposed to go on our honeymoon 13 years ago but could never afford it and now we have 4 boys under 9.

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  79. Blogged about the giveaway

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  80. My list of priorities includes:
    -a second full bath in our basement
    -dry-walling and painting in our rec room
    -new carpet in both our main floor bedrooms
    -new carpet in our basement (rec-room and 3rd bedroom)
    -a new front door (does this count as a renovation?) :D
    -a new fence
    -new kitchen appliances (specifically a range and a new refrigerator)
    -a new countertop

    I'd also love to put some money towards our upcoming honeymoon (right now we are considering a cruise)

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