Monday, January 31, 2011
When you think about Valentine’s Day you think about your significant other, be it your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend right? But, do you ever think about your little ones? I know every Valentine’s Day since “Bug” has been born my husband and I both get the little man a little something for Valentine’s Day which is usually a small box of assorted chocolates and a stuffed animal! So, when I was contacted by Build-A-Bear to conduct a Stuffed with Love review and giveaway right here on my blog I just could not pass it up! I just knew after looking at the adorable Love Bear and Love Bug out just in time for Valentine’s Day I knew “Bug” would just love the Love Bug!
About Build-A-Bear Workshop (taken from website):
At Build-A-Bear Workshop®, our mission is to bring the Teddy Bear to life. An American icon, the Teddy Bear brings to mind warm thoughts about our childhood, about friendship, about trust and comfort, and also about love. Build-A-Bear Workshop embodies those thoughts in how we run our business everyday.
“Bug” was sent an adorable boy Love Bug to review, since we don’t live close enough to an actual Build-A-Bear Workshop to go and make our own Love Bug. Our Love Bug arrived super quickly and came in it’s own little home along with a birth certificate that “Bug” and I could fill out to make him our very own!
Now, we have been to a Build-A-Bear in the past and “Bug” really did enjoy creating a Frosty this past Christmas and I have to say that our time at the Build-A-Bear Workshop was one of the most enjoyable family activities we have done. I think that it’s a wonderful place where your child is able to use their imagination and create their very own special friend. I also think that giving your child the option to choose their own bear, stuff it, place in it’s little heart and choose it’s attire really helps your child display their own personal style. As a grown up I also had a wonderful time making my own special friend a Build-A-Bear a few years ago and it’s just really fun for the parents as well as the kiddos! The staff has always been extremely friendly and helpful as well as very knowledgeable about the stuffed animals that they have in their workshop. The store itself is very clean and well organized to get you in and out quickly while having a blast creating your special friend.
Back to our review on our cute little Love Bug, my little “Bug” has named his new friend Buddy, and takes this little guy everywhere with him. The first night he arrived he went around wearing the little head band that came along with the Love Bug and carried him around and he actually used him as a sleeping buddy that night….well he’s been his new sleeping buddy over the past few nights. Every day when “Bug” goes to my parents house to stay while I go to school he has to take Buddy with him. I personally think that Buddy is adorable and would make a wonderful Valentine’s gift for any little one.
“Bug” loves his new friend Buddy the Love Bug and takes him everywhere he goes as well as uses him as a security blanket at bedtime. We just love Build-A-Bear Workshop and the opportunity that it give kiddos to show their individuality and make their own special friend that they will always remember. I really feel like a trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop will be an activity that the entire family will remember and enjoy!
If you are looking for an enjoyable activity for the entire family, we highly recommend taking a trip to your local Build-A-Bear Workshop and if you are looking for a very special Valentine’s Day gift for your little one check out the adorable Love Bug or Love Bear available at your local Build-A-Bear or order one online to have delivered to your door.
To purchase the Love Bug visit the Build-A-Bear website or see them in-store!
Build-A-Bear Workshop has very generously offered one of my lucky readers a $25 Gift Certificate to create their very own Love Bug or Love Bear!
Mandatory Entry: Visit Build-A-Bear Workshop and tell me what you would make for your little one this Valentine‘s Day! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.
Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)
1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)
2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)
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4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Build-A-Bear Workshop be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)
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Giveaway ends Feb 07, 2011 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Love Bug mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 7:52 PM