Win a Yard Castle from MyFixitUpLife

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Let’s say you live a cursed blessed life thanks to one or more children in your household. You have several options for occupying their time. 1) Manual Labor – Forget child labor laws, I’m pretty sure they don’t apply for household tasks like gardening, refinishing hardwood floors and general carpentry. 2) Errand Running – My personal favorite is “Sweetie, can you fetch me a bottle of fermented water”? Please note that toddlers fetching beer is not a reportable offense to Child Protective Services. 3) Live Entertainment – It turns out that kids are highly entertaining when it comes to signing, dancing, and story-telling. This is the traditional way parents found entertainment before TV and the Internet came along.

After your children have spent 23.5 out of 24 hours tending to every need of their parents, isn’t it time we gave something back to the kids? That’s where a two story yard castle contest comes in.

Our photogenic friends Mark and Theresa over at give tons of stuff away. In fact they make HomeFixated’s monthly giveaways look like we’re slacking a bit. Between now and May 6th, 2011, they’re giving away a two story yard castle (although they refer to it by the far less pretentious and more understated “backyard playset” description). We’re sticking with Yard Castle though. Here are the details straight from MyFixitUpLife:

Prize Details
Win a backyard playset that’s designed by MyFixitUpLife’s hosts and licensed contractors Mark & Theresa. More than just a fun play structure for the kids, it’s also perfect for the entire family to use as an exercise station. The play structure includes a slide, two swings, a small storage room for toys, and a two-story play tower. The winner receives a pre-cut pressure treated Southern Pine lumber package, playset accessories, and the necessary hardware. Plus, plans and how-to video on how Mark & Theresa have constructed the playset for their family.
Contest Instructions
Enter to win by telling us your best reason why you want to win the Real Wood, Real Fun playset by filling out the online contest form and sharing a photo to help you win the most votes.

You’ve gotta be 18 and reside in the US to be eligible (sorry mate, they’re not going to freight all that lumber and hardware to a sneaky net-savvy toddler entering online in Australia). On a side note, MyFixitUpLife is also giving away a Craftsman Turn Tight Tractor this month and a $500 prize pack of Arrow Fastener tools. Yup, a tractor. If you’re into loads of cool free stuff you should probably just abandon HomeFixated now and spend all your time at MyFixitUpLife (but before you abandon us, be sure to enter to win a free M12 Cordless Milwaukee Multi-Tool) in HF’s current giveaway!

We’d contemplate entering to win ourselves, but the small patch of land Californians like to refer to as their “yard” would barely fit a small fraction of this sprawling playground fiefdom. Find out more (and enter to win) at MyFixitUpLife’s Real Wood, Real Fun contest.

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About Marc Lyman

Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.

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