Children's Playhouse Giveaway! | Woman in Real Life:The Art of the Everyday

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Children's Playhouse Giveaway!


I have lined up a series of fun giveaways, and I am excited to be giving something back to the lovely people who take the time to read my blog.

First up is this fun recycled cardboard children's playhouse from Boutique Cascades. When Cascades sent us the playhouse, I was a little worried that my children, who are seven and 10, might be too big for a playhouse. But, my daughter danced with excitement while we assembled it.




It is simple to assemble, although, I admit, once I heard my husband arrive home from work, I let him take over the process. I have little patience for such things.

We set up the playhouse in the basement, where there is lots of room to move around.




My son was not quite so eager at first, but he was excited at the prospect of customizing the playhouse by decorating it with markers, pencil crayons and paint. He is a naturally talented artist, and he's quite particular about his art. So, the work on his side of the playhouse has just begun.



My nine-year-old niece came over to share in the creative fun.



All three of the kids are looking forward to decorating their "clubhouse" for Halloween and later, Christmas. They also have plans to decorate inside the playhouse, with a rug and some soft pillows.




This eco-conscious 100% recycled cardboard product is available online at Boutique Cascades for $34.99, with free shippingCascades will donate two dollars to Habitat for Humanity for each playhouse sold.

If you have a child in your life...your own, someone else's, a grandchild...enter to win a playhouse using the Rafflecopter below.

This contest is open to residents of Canada and the U.S.


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111 comments:

  1. My favorite childhood toy, was a Strawberry Scented Strawberry Shortcake rag doll. I got her for my second christmas, and I still have her 32 years later.

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    1. Oh my gosh, Raina, that brings back memories! Sweet!

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    2. I had a doll like that, too, that blew a strawberry -scented kiss when you squeezed her belly!

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    1. I had a preemie Cabbage Patch Kid, which my daughter plays with now! :)

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  3. Mine was also the cabbage patch kids
    Joye Barr

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  4. My favorite was this car compactor toy called Clyde's Car Crusher.

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    1. I'm not familiar with that one, but it sounds cool!

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  5. My favorite childhood toy was stuffed monkey with a banana that you could stick in his mouth like he was eating it.

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    1. I love it! Nice and simple. No tech needed. ;)

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  6. My favorite was a stuffed clown doll

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  7. Okay, I'm showing my age, but I loved my Charlie's Angels dolls (always had to be Jill Monroe) and my Bionic Man & Woman dolls!
    Gigi (Gina P)

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    1. I think we are the same age. ;) Cool dolls. Hope you kept them!

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  8. My favorites were a stuffed Burmese Mountain Dog and my mom's laundry basket :) My daughter loves playing in boxes... this house would blow her mind!

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    1. So funny how they love boxes, huh? I guess that's why they created this playhouse. :)

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  9. My favorite toys were probably books. :) But I had some dolls I remember playing with, and loved making up pretend games with my sister, like running a store, or a bank, etc.

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    1. Hi Laura, I'm with you on the books. I could get so wrapped up in them...and pretending with barbies. Too many distractions for kids now!

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    1. I always give art supplies for kids presents. Usually, they have so many toys! :)

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  11. My fave was Barbies!!! i may have been obsessed

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  12. Barbie dolls and our barbie house... so fun!

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  13. My Curious George went everywhere with me when I was a kid.

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  14. My favourite childhood toy was Legos

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  15. oh too bad i cant enter :( but that sure looks like FUN!

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  16. Very cool, love that they donate to habitat!

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  17. Makes me wish I had something like that when I was growing up!

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    1. There are so many possibilities now, aren`t there. :)

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  18. Favorite toy was my cabbage patch doll

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  19. My favourite childhood toys were my stuffed animals - I loved them all, and played with the endlessly.

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  20. and your blog is great! :-)

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  21. LOVE THIS!!!
    My girl would go crazy with this one ;D
    Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Great giveaway Joann ;D
    xo
    Ella

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    1. Thanks Ella, The colouring keeps them busy! That's always good! :)

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  22. I LOVED my Big Wheel. I wish they made them for grown ups:)

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  23. I loved my Wonder Woman Barbie Doll

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  24. I loved my brown fisher price record player! (jump rope would be close 2nd)

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  25. I really liked my Teddy Ruxpin.

    kathrynbaby2004@yahoo.com

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  26. Playmobile, lego, Littlest pet shop, Barbies, little people, and dinosaurs.

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  27. That would be my baby-doll and her crib.

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  28. I loved my dolls!

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  29. for me, barbies
    gkuroda(at)gmail(d0T)com

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  30. My favorite childhood toy was my Legos.

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  31. I had a doll that i took everywhere with me.

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  32. i had a teddy rumpskin
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  33. My favorite childhood toy was my Fischer Price record player. Oh yes - I was a boomboxin' vinyl-playin' fool! :-)

    ang.england at yahoo dot com

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  34. I had a giant stuffed bear named Josh. Not sure where he is now!

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  35. Barbies...as much as I hate to admit it now LOL

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  36. My favorite toy was care bears or that pop it stuffed animal
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  37. My favorite toy was a squeeky doll.

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  38. My favorite toy was a strawberry shortcake.

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  39. Nature - really playing outside was my ultimate favorite toy!

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  40. Books - I loved books, always had one in my hands. Spent time on the playground under a tree reading....

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  41. linkin logs
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  42. I loved my easy bake oven the most

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  43. Littlest Pet Shop toys :) jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  44. a baby doll I got on my first christmas and still have 31 yrs later it is very special to my family.

    sethandtjay at yahoo dot com

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  45. My favorite was a raggedy ann doll!

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  46. I loved my She-Ra doll!

    sarah.zaengle at yahoo dot com

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  47. I loved my Snoopy Sno Cone Machine. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  48. a koala bear i usedto have it went everywhere with me

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  49. That is adorable. Although I don't know who would love it more...Ruby or my cats!

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    1. I hadn't thought of that, because I haven't had a cat for a while. But that's so true. Cats would love it...if you put something soft and furry inside!

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  50. i loved breyer horses and my little ponies
    daniellex at gmail dot com

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  51. Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, tricycle, barbies lol
    Kaci Guisinger Harrison

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  52. I loved my dolls growing up. From babies to baby dolls.
    mandinav(at)aol(dot)com

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  53. My favourite from toddlerhood was a ride-on dog on wheels.

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  54. I loved my stuffed dog with a radio in it from Radio Shack

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  55. A lovely corduroy stuffed mouse

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  56. I loved this cute little grover purse. Sesame Street was a big thing back then!

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  57. Right now my daughters favorite toy is her American doll.

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  58. My favorite thing when I was a kid was my bike or legos

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  59. A huge box from the refrigerator was a super fun toy, we used it as a tunnel to ride our tricycles through...this cardboard house brings back great memories!


    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  60. My favorite was a rainbow bright doll :)

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  61. My favourite childhood toy was my glow worm...I remember having to get stitches as a child and the doctor put the sheet up over my face so I couldn't watch, so I used my glow worm to light up underneath.

    Judy we_know@hotmail.com

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  62. Back in the day it was a sit and spin..

    ltlbit1@hotmail dot com

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  63. My cabbage patch doll (and books)
    Tabatha Carlson

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  64. I liked to take my brothers' fuzzy headed GI Joes to play with my barbies.

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  65. The outdoors! We played outside until dark...in trees, in the creek...anywhere we could use our imagination. We also played a lot of "hot lava" much to the chagrin of our parents! ;)

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  66. I use to love playing with My little Ponies :) I remember my dad would get me one every Christmas and on mY b-day

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