Saturday, January 9, 2010

This Little Piggy's House Cardboard Playhouse Review & Giveaway

Back in November I had a really awesome win from Born 2 Impress's blog! I won an adorable cardboard playhouse from This Little Piggy's House Cardboard Playhouse! I decided that "Santa" would give it to Tobin for Christmas. I chose the white cardboard playhouse and I decided to have my brother's (who are both great artists) to paint the house. When they opened the house and started to put it together, they were really impressed! This house had rafters, a chimney, shutters, and even a mailbox!

When my brother's finished it and once we put it together on Christmas Eve...I was blown away! First of all, I was just so impressed with the house itself. The house was very easy to put together and it wasn't just a cardboard box with holes cut out of it, this was a very well constructed house. It is adorable and just the perfect size for Tobin. My brother's did an amazing job and I keep forgetting the house is made out of cardboard!
Tobin fell in love with his house the minute he saw it! We couldn't get him to open the rest of his presents because he didn't want to leave his house. He came out for a moment to gather all of his candy...and then stuff it in his mailbox and go back in the house! He LOVES his house! Every morning once we come downstairs for breakfast, he goes straight to his house and spends a few moments by himself in there. I never realized that just like me, Tobin needs his own space. Now he has it! He goes into his house many times during the day and I think he loves the fact that I can't fit into his house, so nobody goes in there! I think every child needs their own little place of their own!
The downsides of the house are the fact that it is indeed cardboard. By the end of Christmas day, the door was already bent and Tobin discovered he could push the roof off the house. These were easily fixed and I suggest you do these things before you give it to your little one:
  • Tape or glue the roof to the house.
  • Cut a piece of sturdy cardboard and glue it to the back of the door so that way it makes the door even more stable.
  • Put the house on a flat surface, like hardwood floors or tile (we had it on our rug, so that was a mistake)...or if that's not possible, shave an inch or so off the bottom of the door so it doesn't snag the carpet each time it is opened.
Once we did these 3 things, the door is now very stable and doesn't bend and Tobin can't pop the roof off! Now I know this house will last for a very long time!

I highly recommend this house to anyone with small children. After seeing Tobin playing with this and how happy he is, I would pay anything for this little house! If it ever gets ruined, you can be sure I will be replacing it!

I was so impressed with this house that I asked This Little Piggy's House if I could host a giveaway for my wonderful readers...and they said "Yes"! So, here's your chance to win the special child (or children) in your life their own little house!

BUY IT: You can purchase the cardboard playhouse on This Little Piggy's House website. You can purchase the "designer" hand-painted editions(Butterfly or Toyland) for $199. The Kraft or white playhouses are only $49.99.

GIVEAWAY: One LUCKY reader will get to win their choice of the brown kraft or colorable white playhouse.

MANDATORY: To enter, you MUST be a follower of my blog AND go to This Little Piggy's Site and tell me something you either learned or liked there.
**Open to US ONLY (Except Alaska and Hawaii), No P.O. Boxes. All entries that do not meet the mandatory entry will not be eligible to win.**

EXTRA ENTRIES:
**Please remember to leave one comment per each entry. So, if you get 5 entries, leave 5 comments. If you only leave one comment, then you only get one entry!**

-Become a facebook fan of This Little Piggy House (2 Entries)
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-Enter any of my other giveaways and tell me which ones (1 Entry for each giveaway entered)
-Tweet this giveaway and leave me the link to your tweet: (1 Entry, Once Daily)
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-Blog about this giveaway, leave me the link to your post (3 Entries)
-Comment on a non-giveaway post and tell me which one (1 Entry)

This giveaway will end on January 24th at 10pm (MST). The winners will be drawn by random.org and will be notified by e-mail as well as announced on this blog. The winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner(s) will be chosen. Good Luck to all of you!

**I received the product I reviewed free of charge from a blog giveaway. No monetary compensation was received. My reviews are 100% my own and others may have different opinions. A BIG thanks to This Little Piggy's House for allowing me to host this giveaway.**

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Rachel said...

They have dresses to! I like "all the birds" dress!
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Joshlin said...

I follow and learned that Five percent of all profits are donated to organizations that feed hungry children around the world.

I think that in itself is great!
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I voted for you #1.
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I voted for you #2.
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reddoggie said...

Very cool paint job & your right it does have a lot of detail. Very cute and cardboard is easier on the environment, than the alternatives.

mellisarock said...

I am a follower and I would love to get the butterfly one for Miss Maddy!!

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voted for you-- hope you win!! #53 I think when I voted!!

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Matt N Karen said...

love this! Love the story of the "fourth little pig" and this is his house.

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on my blogroll @mattnkaren

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blogroll #2

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Brittney said...

I love the lil playhouses!! especially this one http://thislittlepiggyshouse.com/products/littleplayhouseiii/product_littleplayhouseiii_thum.html


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subscribed in google reader (RSS)
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Kim said...

I am a follower and I love that they give five percent of all profits are donated to organizations that feed hungry children around the world.

Kim said...

Became a facebook fan of This Little Piggy House
Entry #1

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Became a facebook fan of This Little Piggy House
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Kim said...

subscribed in a google reader
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subscribed in a google reader
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Kim said...

VOted was vote #55!

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Voted! Was vote #55. :-)
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I subscribed via email to (k-young at verizon dot net)
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Janine said...

I follow! My daughter would love this! I loved the piggy story that's on their site.

Thanks for the great giveaway!
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kenan and tree said...

i follow your blog!

i love the butterfly design playhouse and learned that five percent of all profits are donated to organizations that feed hungry children around the world. Very cool!

thanks for the chance to win!

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kenan and tree said...

i am subscribed to your RSS via google reader! entry #1

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i am subscribed to your RSS via google reader! entry #2

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i voted for your blog! entry #1

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i voted for your blog entry #2

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i have your button on my blog. Entry #1

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i have your button on my blog. Entry #2

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Snowflake07 said...

Google follower
The first thing I noticed is they make everything in California. Woo-Hoo! I love American made. Second thing I learned is everything is handmade. Love that too! I didn't realize they also had a small handmade clothing line.

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kenan and tree said...

i entered the Oompa Toys block giveaway!

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mary said...

I read some of the reviews and all the parents seemed to love the playhouse.
I'm a follower.

mary said...

I subscribe in google reader (rss) (#1)

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I subscribe in google reader (rss) (#2)

mary said...

I subscribe via e-mail. (#1)

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I subscribe via e-mail. (#2)

mary said...

I entered the Cover Your Hair giveaway.

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I entered the Oompa giveaway.

Mommy Is Green said...

I like that the cardboard playhouses are made from recycled cardboard and are themselves 100% recyclable.

Debbie said...

I am a follower and learned that This Little Piggy's cardboard playhouses "are made from recycled cardboard and are themselves 100% recyclable, which reduces landfill waste"

Debbie said...

I subscribe to blog by RSS #1

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I subscribe to RSS feed. #2

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email subscriber #1

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entered Cover Your Hair giveaway

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entered Oompa blocks giveaway

Snowflake07 said...

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Joshlin said...

I did my mandatory entry earlier this is my #1 entery for blogging about this giveaway.

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Joshlin said...

#2. I blogged about this giveaway.

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#3. I blogged about this giveaway at:

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Kristy said...

I also like the animal tracks game and I'm a follower!

Kristy said...

RSS subscriber 1

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RSS subscriber 2

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Email subscriber! 1

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Email subscriber! 2

Kristy said...

Entered wataah giveaway!

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Entered cover your hair giveaway!

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Entered hip t giveaway!

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Entered Oompa giveaway!

Snowflake07 said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/7689144025

kathy55439 said...

Really like the bird dress in the simply sew part

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Email subscriber! 1

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twitted
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Entered hip t giveaway!

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entered hari cover giveaway

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entered the Block Giveaway

HOLLY said...

I like that they are made in the USA and that they are uniquely painted.

HOLLY said...

I entered cover your hair

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I entered hip T

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I entered totally toned arms

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on my blogroll

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entered oompa toys

Rob and Sierra said...

I follow and would love the buttterfly house for my daughter's nursery!

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I subscribe to your blog by email!

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I entered the WAT-AHH giveaway

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I entered the Cover Your Hair Giveaway

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Marla H. said...

I learned that they sell handmade clothes....(shirt and dress) for girls! I would love to win this!
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Snowflake07 said...

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Rachel C said...

entered the toned arms giveaway.
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I am a follower and I love the butterfly design!!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I am a FB fan of this little piggy!! #1
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I am a FB fan of this little piggy!! #2
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I subscribe through my google reader! #1
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I voted for you!! #1
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I tweeted!
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"Miss" Anita said...

I follow your blog, and I went to their site. I like the Animal Tracks "Let's Make a Match" game.
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"Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted this for 1/16...

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/7855182881

thanks!
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"Miss" Anita said...

I blogged about this...

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I blogged about this...

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I blogged about this...

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"Miss" Anita said...

I entered your Oompa Toys giveaway.
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"Miss" Anita said...

I entered your Cottonelle Gift Basket giveaway.
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Snowflake07 said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/7873362404

"Miss" Anita said...

tweet for 1/17...
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Rachel C said...

entered the HP giveaway.
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entered the cottonelle giveaway.
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Rachel C said...

entered the downeast giveaway.
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Amy Moriah said...

I like the imagination of these houses! I bet they are easy but way cute and creative!

Matt N Karen said...

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SH said...

I also like the animal flash cards
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I fb fanned 1
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i fb fanned 2
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I voted for your blog 1
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I voted for your blog
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Ashley said...

facebook fan (Ashley Andrews Olson)

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facebook fan (Ashley Andrews Olson)

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subscribed to RSS feed

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Ashley said...

I'm following the blog now.
I learned that This Little Piggy's House creates environmentally friendly products.

Ashley said...

I voted for your blog.

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I voted for your blog.

Ashley said...

tweeted
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The Brown Bunch said...

I'm a follower:) I love the animal tracks flashcards too!
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kenan and tree said...

i'm a fan of This Little Piggy House on face book! (tree tiemeyer) Entry #1

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i'm a fan of This Little Piggy House on face book! (tree tiemeyer) Entry #2

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i'm an email subscriber! entry #1

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i'm an email subscriber! entry #2

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kenan and tree said...

i tweeted! 1/19

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i blogged about the giveaway here! Entry #1

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i blogged about the giveaway here! Entry #2

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i blogged about the giveaway here! Entry #3

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Kristy said...

Entered Down East giveaway!

Kristy said...

Entered Cottonelle giveaway!

"Miss" Anita said...

I subscribed by RSS (in Google Reader)
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"Miss" Anita said...

I subscribed by RSS (in Google Reader)
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"Miss" Anita said...

I have you in my blogroll...
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I have you in my blogroll...
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"Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted for 1/19...
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thanks!
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Snowflake07 said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/7958714109

Shelly said...

Went to their site...and wow!!! Never heard of this company until now. I love the simply sewn girls dresses...too cute!

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entered the cover your hair giveaway.

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Entered the Hip T giveaway.

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I entered the oompa toy giveaway.

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#2. following your blog.

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entered the down east basics giveaway.

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kenan and tree said...

Daily tweet

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DEBIJOT said...

blog follower

I like the toyland design playhouse.

DEBIJOT said...

This little piggy house facebook fan #1

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DEBIJOT said...

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DEBIJOT said...

voted for your blog #1

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voted for your blog #2

Snowflake07 said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/7991091245

"Miss" Anita said...

tweet for 1/20...

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/7993558352

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Kristy said...

Entered country Bob's giveaway!

Shelly said...

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