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Friday, April 23

Giveaway: Toy Mailbox!

Well, I promised a giveaway and here it is! CSN Stores is sponsoring this one. I especially love their toys and games site. They also have a furniture web store with some more great stuff for little ones like kid bedding and kid furniture. I was approached to do a review/giveaway and given the chance to browse the store for an item I’d like to review. The hardest part was choosing just one item. The pretend play items on their toy site are awesome {the play kitchen items, like the toy stand mixers, are adorable}! But, in the end, I chose this:
toy pretend mail mailbox giveaway
I even showed you how to make some cute pretend mail. I like this toy because
  1. It’s just small and adorable and
  2. It encourages pretend play.
At first Lucy was frustrated with it because she had trouble opening the little door. But we filled it with cat litter to weigh it down and now she can open and shut it no problem. My only complaint is that the box is a little small. If you make your pretend mail just a little smaller then mine that won’t be a big deal. Though, it would have been nice to be able to fit Lucy’s actual mail in it {sometimes she gets greeting cards and each month she gets a mini magazine called Wild Animal Baby – thanks Grandma!}. Other than that it’s great! It’s plastic, so it’s easy to clean and would be suitable for outdoor play {wouldn’t it look great outside a play house?}.
And now for your chance to win one!
Here are the rules {I’m keeping it simple this time}:
You must live in Canada or the US. And you must leave a comment on this post.
That’s pretty much it. Your comment can be about anything, how badly you want to win, what the weather is like where you are, whatever. I’m not picky. You can get one extra entry by blogging about the giveaway {leave a link to the POST, not to your blog homepage, in a separate comment to get the extra entry}.
I’ll use random.org to select a winner next week. I’ll close entries Friday morning and post the winner Friday afternoon {good way to kick off the weekend, no?}.
Good luck!

PLEASE NOTE: You must be able to be contacted through your post {either by leaving your e-mail or by having your blog linked through your name}. Anonymous entries will not count.

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32 Stubborn Stains:

pamela said...

that mailbox is sooooooo cuuuute!

Here's hoping I win it!

Your Lucy gets more adorable every time.

And holy hell, you couldve warned me about the clown cake.. now commence the nightmares

Rachel and Dennis said...

That mailbox is really cute and would be perfect for pretend play, just as you said! I hope I win!

iluvmygrlz said...

That's so cute! Your LO is so much bigger than the last time I saw a pic of her too!

Crystal HW said...

That is such a great idea!
I blogged about it here
http://bodybabychallenge.blogspot.com/2010/04/cool-give-away.html
and here
http://crwalburg.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveway.html

Mrs. Jones said...

Love it! I would love to win this! Thanks dear friend!

Lauren @solstice621 said...

Would love to win the mailbox! My girls don't have anything like it. It looks cute!

Jenn Galloway said...

Super cute! Thanks for coffee - we had fun! :)

Jamie said...

I'm excited about this giveaway! My son has the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Home which has a little mailbox attached to it and he LOVES to check the mail! I'm sure he would have a blast having 2 mailboxes, he'll probably start pretending to be a mailman. *lol*

Courtney said...

I loved your post on the pretend mail and my kids would totally love a pretend mailbox! They love to walk down the street with me to get the mail, and it's even better when there is something for them in it!

imemary said...

Man, it sure is raining a lot today. A mailbox inside would be quite convenient.

Courtney said...

I blogged about your giveaway and how I think that you are rather funny.

http://tcmoss.blogspot.com/2010/04/fun-giveaway.html

Kamity said...

Pretend play is my favorite. Especially when it doesn't involve batteries. :)

Joy said...

What an adorable mailbox and equally cute model showing it off.
Thank you for hosting!!

Michelle B said...

This looks awesome my little boy would love this
angelsspot(at)hotmail(dot)com

Melodie said...

My kids love getting mail. It would be fun to have this so they could get it all the time! I think if I did we would start making our own mail, maybe out of felt? Anyway, terrific giveaway. Sign me up!

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Oooh, I would love to win the mailbox! Gotta have something to put all that cute mail in that you posted about the other day.

Hehe, I said "posted." You know, mail? Post?

Ah, whatever. :)

Rosanna =) said...

I used to LOVE getting mail as a kid and my dad said, "you won't be so excited about it when you're older. All you get are bills!" lol

Anonymous said...

This is such an awesome little toy! Loveit!!!

bethanybob said...

Mom and I were out shopping yesterday and found a mailbox similar to this. She thought it was awesome! But we just couldn't swing the cost of it. She used to make her own pretend toys for me, 22 years ago. Now the two of us are going to spoil my 9 month old. :)

bethanybob said...

I blogged about the giveaway here: http://bethanybob.livejournal.com/3761.html

edmontonjb said...

Your pretend mail tutorial is great! I'm going to try it out this week.

dftrew(At)gmail(dot)Com

Alissa said...

Your daughter is adorable and you chose a great toy to review! We'd love to have one by my son's play house in the back yard! :-)

Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsalissap at yahoo dot com

Stevie Jean said...

Just came across your blogs! Following all 3 & I really enjoy, A Marvelous Work And A Blunder: An Ex-Mormon Blog ;) Here's to winning!
~Stevie

Christina said...

i love your blogs. you are very interesting to read :)i wish i had time to do that. it's nice to have somethings to look back on. your cake one was awesome. and the mailbox would look cute in our house for play time!! cm07_cm07@hotmail.com

Leah said...

Super cute! I wonder if my daughter would know what to do, we get our mail through a slot in the front door!

Beth said...

My daughter loves helping me get the mail. She would really enjoy this.

Ashley T said...

My son would love the mailbox.. considering he is too little to get the mail out of our own mailbox and soon i won't be able to pick him up anymore.

Crissy said...

I would love to win this mailbox! That would be most awesome! Because then I could send letters to baby K and put her mail that she gets in her own mailbox!

Stephanie said...

Oh my son would love to have one of these thanks so much!
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stesha said...

Love the mailbox! I would love to win it.

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Krista said...

Very cute! My little guy would love to play with that. :)

Anonymous said...

Cute!! Thanks. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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