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Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Home for the Holidays! We’ve got 25 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win a great gift, just in time for the holidays.
Remember that secret gift for Tate I mentioned in my vlog last Friday? Well, today you get to find out what it is:
Yep, today I’m giving away a multi-level, solid wood dollhouse from Melissa & Doug. I absolutely cannot wait to give it to my almost-six-year-old girl, who’ll most definitely go nuts over this. This will be her main Christmas gift this year!
Valued at $150, this dollhouse is move-in ready (ha!) and comes with 19 pieces of moveable furniture. Perfect for hours of open-ended play for kids of many ages.
Learn more about this little sweet dollhouse and how to win it.
I was thrilled to learn that this dollhouse on its way was almost two feet tall and two feet wide — so I was surprised upon arrival when the box didn’t really seem all that big. Ah. Assembly required. Time to get out the tools.
But actually, it wasn’t that hard. In fact, it was easy. Kyle only needed his screwdriver and the included diagrams, and voila — a standing dollhouse in the time it takes to assemble Ikea shelving.
This dollhouse is adorable. It’s pink and purple — my daughter’s favorite colors (and I’d wager to guess, if your daughter is younger than 10, that those are her’s as well). But these aren’t shmarmy, saccharine shades; they’re classically sweet colors made for little girls. They remind me of ice cream.
AND — this thing is solid wood. Completely! Not one plastic piece of furniture or door in the set. The entire thing is made of wood, and it just feels well-made, like most Melissa & Doug products. This dollhouse will probably be handed down to Tate’s daughter one day, Lord-willing.
Melissa and Doug have been in business for over 20 years — yep, they’re actual people! Their products are known for quality, and pass all kinds of tests to ensure the toys you see are safe and ready for hours of play. I love that they create simple, well-made toys that aren’t trendy — all Melissa & Doug preschool dollhouses speak to a generation that values healthy, open-ended play that encourages creativity and strengthens a child’s imagination. Quite a few of our family’s all-time favorite toys are from Melissa & Doug.
Here’s what I love best about this dollhouse: it’s a classic, durable toy that will stand to hours of play and hopefully last generations. In a culture filled with Bratz and plastic princesses gone wild, my heart fills with joy to find toys that nurture my child’s innocence. Little girls should play with toys that inspire their creativity, not make them feel like they need to look or dress a certain way to be pretty. This dollhouse — like all their wooden dollhouses — fits the bill perfectly. Merry Christmas to you, sweet Tate.
One Simple Mom reader will win a multi-level, solid wood dollhouse from Melissa & Doug!
How to win
Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:
1. Comment on this post, answering this question: Who would receive this dollhouse — how is this child special to you?
2. For an extra entry, follow both Simple Mom and Melissa & Doug on Twitter, and tweet about this giveaway. Make sure you include both our Twitter handles and this post’s URL. Your tweet can be something like this:
Win a wooden dollhouse from @melissaanddoug on @simplemom! http://bit.ly/gY2Sf1 #Giveaway is today only.
This giveaway will end tonight, Wednesday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. I hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week.