Sunday, April 4, 2010

KidsCraft Playhouses Giveaway

When I was asked to review the awesome KidsCraft Creative Cottage I was wondering where I was going to put a playhouse that is 42.25"L x 39.5"W x 54"H. My mom wasn't thrilled with the idea since we are showing our house. But, it was TOO cute to pass down. And now that we've had it for 3 weeks, I highly recommend that everyone with small children purchase one!

The day after I sprained my ankle our Creative Cottage arrived. A friend needed me to watch her daughter last minute, so I called over my neighbor to help put the cottage together. It took all of 5 minutes to build. The sides easily slid into one another. Basically all you have to do is follow directions and fold the creases. The Creative Cottage kept the girls busy for 3 hours! I have never known any toy to keep both of them occupied- without fighting- for so long. They first role played that Ella was the princess and her friend was the dragon. They then brought her kitchen set into the house and played tea party. They even got pillows and blankets and had a short rest. I was able to sit with my ankle elevated while listening to them play. It was amazing!! You don't need a TV to be a babysitter when you have a KidsCraft Playhouse. (You know when you are sick, you've done it too!) My mom also has loved it since I can easily stash kid toys inside if someone is coming to look at the house!

Since this wonderful day, Ella has enjoyed playing in her Creative Cottage by herself for hours. She has a flash light that she likes to shine inside. She also brings her kitchen stuff and dolls in. I love how creative your child can be with just a basic box. I've let her play in cardboard boxes, but they aren't as durable. And it's hard to cut a decent door and window. This has allowed her imagination (and mine) to flow! Today Ella found her Easter basket in her Cottage. :)I had great ideas of painting the house. I wanted it to look designer and paint flowers and windows sills. I put the first coat of paint on and the next day Ella took a crayon to it. But, it's hers, so I'm not upset. I'm still deciding what to now do with decorating. I know I want to get glow in the dark stars for the inside and maybe glow paint since she likes to have the flash light inside. Still up in the air. But there are so many possibilities. You can see some amazing designs on the KidsCraft Facebook page.

The Creative Cottage is made out of 100% recycled cardboard material. It's sturdy and easy to take apart and build. 4 children Ella's size can easily fit into the playhouse. It has a functional front door, 5 windows, a sun cut out, mail slot, and chimney. You can get The Creative Cottage for $59.95.

KidsCraft Playhouses
also has an amazing Shuttle Playhouse for $69.95 for your future astronauts. The Shuttle also can fit 2-3 children and from what I've heard, it's just as easy to put together.

The Giveaway:
KidsCraft Playhouses would like to offer 1 LUCKY reader a Creative Cottage or Shuttle Playhouse!!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST May 10, 2010 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US

How to Enter: Tell me 1 interesting fact about the company- KidsCraft Playhouses. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Follow Mkokopelli on Networked Blogs, Follow Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog (1 each)
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (1 entry per day)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 entry total)

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Become a Fan of KidsCraft Playhouses on Facebook
7. Follow KidsCraft Playhouses on Twitter
8. Tell me what you would pick if you won
9. Sign up for the KidsCraft Playhouses Blog emails
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Grab my button and post on your blog, Facebook page, or myspace page and link back in a comment
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New disclaimer: I was sent this item to review from KidsCraft Playhouses. This in NO way changes my opinions about the products or company. These are my thoughts, opinions and results.

148 comments:

  1. I will tell you a couple. my fave was on the fb page. yhey were featured at the Art Institute of Atlanta and you can get soy crayons there as well!
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  3. I follow on Networked Blogs
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  4. I follow Mkokopelli on Twitter
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  6. i am an email subscriber
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  9. I am a fan of KidsCraft Playhouses on Facebook
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  10. I Follow KidsCraft Playhouses on Twitter
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  11. I would pick the playhouse!
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  12. I signed up for the KidsCraft Playhouses Blog emails
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  13. your button is here
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  14. I learned that their "playhouses are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials."

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  15. I am an Mkokopelli email subscriber.

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  16. The company donates money to Trees for the Future, among other organizations.

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  17. I love that their playhouses are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials. rtorimoto @ gmail dot com

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  18. I signed up for the KidsCraft Playhouses Blog emails! rtorimoto @ gmail dot com

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  19. I became a fan of Kids Craft Playhouses on FB! rtorimoto @ gmail dot com

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  20. I'm following you (Mkokopelli) on Twitter! rtorimoto @ gmail dot com !

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  21. I added you (Michelle) as a friend on FB, too! Wow! Busy morning! lol rtorimoto @ gmail dot com.

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  22. learned: measurements (Assembled): 42.25"L x 39.5"W x 54"H

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  23. I love that A portion of all proceeds will be donated to children's charities throughout the United States and it promotes creative play!

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  24. E-mail subscriber.

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  25. Facebook fan.

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  26. I would choose the creative cottage.

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  27. I learned that a portion of all proceeds will be donated to children's charities throughout the United States.

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  28. I added you as a facebook friend. I didn't have the 'fan' option.

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  29. I'm a fb fan of Kids Craft Playhouse

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  30. following Kids Craft USA on Twitter

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  31. Tweet!
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  32. I'm an email subscriber ... joahsgrandma@yahoo.com

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  33. I would choose the shuttle for my grandsons.

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  34. They sell really cool Natural Soy Crayons!

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  35. We would choose the Shuttle Playhouse.

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  36. I learned that you can post pics of your child with their playhouse! bekki1820cb at gmail

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  37. Mkokopelli FB fan: Bekki Orr
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  38. Following on Networked blogs: Bekki Orr
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  39. Following on Twitter: @bekki1820cb
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  42. I really like the Shuttle Playhouse the best! bekki1820cb at gmail

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  43. Kidcraft PLayhouse FB fan: Bekki Orr
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  46. I learned a portion of the proceeds go to children charities which makes me love this company!

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  47. I follow you on twitter

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  48. They were featured at the Art Institute of Atlanta.

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  49. I'm a FB fan of yours (Melissa Johnson Cleaver)

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  50. I follow you on Networked Blogs (Melissa Johnson Cleaver)

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  53. I subscribe via email. melissaaggie98@att.net

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  54. I'm a FB fan of KidsCraft (Melissa Johnson Cleaver)

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  55. I would pick the Creative Cottage.

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  57. they realize your child will be coloring on it and its build to be sturdy so this can be accomplished

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  58. i'd go with the house design

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  59. These are so cute! i LOVE the rocket ship!
    i like that they give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children's charities!! thanks for the chance!

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  63. i'm an email subscriber!

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  64. i follow KidsCraft Playhouses on Twitter!

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  65. Tweeted!!

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  66. i would chose the Shuttle play house!! So cute!

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  74. Tweet!!

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  75. Their playhouses are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials.

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  82. Tweeted again today
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  83. Entered the I Can Save the Ocean giveaway.

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  90. I became a follower of your blog.

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  91. I entered your I Can Save The Ocean Book giveaway.

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  94. I learned that they came up with the idea for the cardboard houses when making a change to a new office and left with tons of new boxes, their children startedp laying with them and they came up with the new idea.

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  95. I get your email updates as littleheathen9109 @ yahoo dot com

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  96. I now follow u on twitter as @boosandrawrs

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  97. I (already) follow kidscraft on twitter as @Boosandrawrs

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  103. I posted the giveaway on fb
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  105. I love that the playhouses are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials, and best of all they are 100% post-play recyclable as well.


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  106. Added you as a friend on facebook.
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  107. Follower via Networked Blogs.
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  108. Follower of your blog via Google Friend.
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  110. I think I would pick the Cottage.. hehe..
    Such a great product, I love it!
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  111. Fan of KidsCraft on Facebook.
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  112. I follow KidsCraft on Twitter
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  113. Signed up for the kidscraft blog email
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  115. I love that they are 100% pre and POST play recyclable!

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  116. I follow on Google Friend Connect!

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  117. daily tweet!
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  118. I learned they give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children's charities. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  119. I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  120. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  121. I'd love the cute Creative Cottage! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  122. Entered your Earthlust giveaway! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  123. Signed up for the KidsCraft Playhouses blog emails! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  124. I love that their products are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials!

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  125. The Creation Cottage would be fun for my daughter!

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  126. I entered the Earthlust Bottle giveaway!

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