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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Box Creations Review and Giveaway



I can remember when I was much younger playing with all my cousins in cardboard boxes using our imaginations to turn ordinary cardboard boxes into something extraordinary from our own princess carriage, to a horse and buggy even as far as turning several of them into a maze we called our mansions! Well, since “Bug” is getting to about the right age for his imagination to really start blooming and we spend a lot of time pretending with the cardboard boxes we get in the mail, but recently I was introduced to a really awesome company called Box Creations! So naturally when they agreed to let “Bug” review one of their “box playhouses” we were both very excited!

About Box Creations (taken from website):

Box Creations is dedicated to providing unique, sustainable product innovation to the marketplace as well as good old fashioned fun!! We are founded on the principle that a richer play experience should involve the child’s imagination as well as encouraging the child to be an inherent part of the finished product.

Box Creations believes in safe and affordable product - while acknowledging our Eco-system to insure sustainability in our World. All of our products are made from recycled materials and are safety tested. We pride ourselves on developing sturdy as well as easy to assemble products. Our designers are kids at heart and their love for play shows in the uniqueness of each piece! You’ll get hours of play at a fraction of the cost of the more permanent play structures!

And as everyone knows - KIDS LOVE TO PLAY IN THE BOX!!

Our Thoughts:

We were able to choose the Pirate Ship to review and I have to say we were both waiting by the door very impatiently for it to arrive and as soon as it arrived we immediately started putting it together so that we could become pirates! Although it seemed like it took months to arrive it actually arrived very quickly.

(I plan to post pictures up just as soon as I get my camera cord replaced)
Once we got our Pirate Ship put together and ready to go, which took my husband and I about 15 minuets give or take a few. The kit came with everything we needed to put the pirate ship together quickly as well as the instructions and makers so that we could decorate the ship as we like. “Bug” and I decided to do a bit of artwork on the outside of our ship to make it personal just for him!

Since receiving the Pirate Ship “Bug” has been playing in it quite regularly and at least once a day and for his birthday party we had it out for all the kiddos to play in and I can tell you they all really enjoyed playing with the swords and we actually had to cut a few more out of some spare cardboard we had lying around. I know they spent at least two hours running around acting like pirates!

Not only has having the Pirate Ship around been a blast for us all (yes, I’ve even been a pirate once or twice J) but I can not believe how well these pieces of cardboard has held up especially with all the abuse it took at “Bug’s” birthday party! It still looks like new and is still standing, what I love most is that each of the kiddos that has gotten to play in the ship has been able to add a little something to the side of the ship to make it that much more special! We are all looking forward to many more play dates with our Pirate Ship in the very near future.

Bottom Line:

“Bug” and all the other kids love the Pirate Ship and I have to say that it is one of the most simple toys I have ever seen but I think that is exactly why it’s so great! We all know that most kiddos love boxes, and what could be better than a box shaped so that their imagination can really take them places!

If you are looking for a simply yet extremely fun toy for your kiddos or maybe for a birthday party activity or a gift for someone special “Bug” and I highly recommend checking out the awesome cardboard playhouses at Box Creations and let your imagination take you to new places!

Buy It:
To purchase the Pirate Ship mentioned above and so many more visit the Box Creations website!

Discount Alert:
If you want $10 off your purchase from their website just enter the code PROMO10

Win It:
Box Creations has so very generously offered one of my readers a cardboard playhouse of their choosing (ARV $39.99)!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Box Creations and tell me which item you would choose if you won! 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)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Box Creations be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow Box Creations on Twitter

6. “Like” Box Creations on Facebook

Giveaway ends March 09, 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 Pirate Ship mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

135 comments:

  1. I like the pirate ship. The playhouse is cute but my son would love the pirate ship. He role plays he is a pirate so this would just fit in to his play time.
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  2. google follower #1
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  3. google follower #2
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  4. following box creations on twitter with my twitter name @makeetis
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  5. I like the Country Cottage.

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  6. Follow Box Creations on Twitter @misteedawnw

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  7. Like Box Creations on FB (Mistee Dawnw)

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  8. medieval castle
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  9. I think my son would like the medieval castle the best.
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  10. The pirate ship & space shuttle are both really fun!

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  11. I follow via GFC

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  12. I would get the medieval castle.

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  13. follow you and tweeted:
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  14. country cottage playhouse crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  15. I like the Medieval Castle.
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  16. I follow you on GFC(Linda G)
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  17. Definitely the pirate ship, my kids are into Pirates big time right now.
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  18. I follow GFC
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  19. I follow GFC
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  20. I follow you on twitter and tweeted
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  21. Following Box creations on twitter sfoster71
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  22. I subscribe to feeds via a reader google rss feeds
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  23. Love the Pirate ship. My boys would have a blast decorating and playing in it.

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  24. Follow you publicly through GFC via twitter-AutumH

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  25. My kiddos would definitely love the Medieval castle.

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  27. Follow you on twitter-@AutumH

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  28. I'm a public follower-entry #1.

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  29. I'm a public follower-entry #2.

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  30. Follow Box Creations on twitter-@AutumH

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  31. My grandsons would love the pirate ship. I'm so happy to have found your sight and plan to use it in the future.

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  32. Daily tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/AutumH/status/41644542339989504

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  33. either the pirate ship or the country cottage playhouse...can't decide!

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  34. I would choose the space shuttle...very cool.

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  35. I follow via gfc
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  36. I follow via gfc #2
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  37. I subscribe in google reader
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  38. I like box creations on facebook
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  39. I'd pick the Medieval Castle for my son :)

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  40. following via GFC: monorox

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  41. i would choose the pirate ship

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  42. Daily tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/AutumH/status/42377649129132032

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  43. Daily tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/AutumH/status/42710893569650688

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  44. my son would love the Pirate Ship!
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  45. I follow via GFC. shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com
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  46. I follow via GFC. shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com
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  47. I follow you on twitter @shannonforpeace shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com
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  48. I follow them on twitter @shannonforpeace shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  49. Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/shannonforpeace/status/43021466765238272 shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  50. Daily tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/AutumH/status/43030751515648000

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  51. I really like the Castle. I have 2 small kids and they would have hours and hours of fun with this! Kids are so creative and imaginative, this would certainly help bring a little more of that out!

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  54. My kids would love the Space Shuttle!!

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  55. Daily tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/AutumH/status/44100940902580224

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  56. I would love to try the Earth Bunny Garden Selects Intense Nighttime Moisturizer!

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  57. I follow via GFC, entry 1.

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  58. I follow via GFC, entry 2.

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  59. Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/shannonforpeace/status/44514898247561217 shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  60. These are so cute and creative! The Pirate Ship would be a hit at our house :) Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  61. I'm a GFC follower! Thanks! 1/2

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  62. I'm a GFC follower! Thanks! 2/2

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  63. I subscribed via Google Reader. Thanks!
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  64. I follow @BoxCreations on Twitter (@amandapersists)

    Thanks!

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  65. I also like Box Creations on Facebook under Amanda Davis (link wasn't working, but I found them here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Box-Creations/119967128041533)

    Thanks again!

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  66. Daily tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/AutumH/status/44784876871876608

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  67. GFC follower!!! weta1972@yahoo.com

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  68. I would have to choose the pirate ship for my son. weta1972@yahoo.com

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  69. Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/shannonforpeace/status/44866947015393281 shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  70. the country cottage playhouse
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  71. twitter follower @chelleb36
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  72. i would choose the pirate ship
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  73. google follower #1
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  74. google follower #2
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  75. subscribe via google reader
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  76. smoothiie0714(at)yahoo(dot)com

    We would choose the Medieval Castle.

    Thank you!

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  77. Followed box creations on twitter.

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  78. i would choose th pirate ship hands down, the space shuttle is cool too though

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  79. i gfc follow

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  80. i gfc follow

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  81. i twitter follow

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  82. i follow box creations

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  83. Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/shannonforpeace/status/45160827703140352 shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  84. I would select the Princess Carriage

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  85. I follow on GFC

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  86. i like the carriage :)
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  87. i follow you on gfc
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  88. i tweeted
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  89. i follow you on twitter
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  90. i follow box creations on twitter
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  91. i liked box creations on fb
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  92. Country Cottage Playhouse
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  93. Daily tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/AutumH/status/45243282074255360

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  94. I would love to have the Princess Carriage! dpschad@yahoo.com

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  95. I would choose the Country Cottage Playhouse

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  96. I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect as ReggieMann #1

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  97. I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect as ReggieMann #2

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  98. My 3 yr old picked the pirate ship and his 8 yr old brother agreed lol.Thanks!
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  99. I like the pirate ship.
    Thanks a bunch! :o)
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  100. I follow you via GFC #1.
    Thanks a bunch! :o)
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  101. I follow you via GFC #2.
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  102. country cottage ty.
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  103. I follow on Twitter @dpschad. dpschad@yahoo.com

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  104. I would choose the Medieval Castle.

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  105. Having one boy and one girl I would have to get the medieval castle so they could both enjoy it but I really want the princess carriage!!
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  106. Follow on Twitter and posted about the contest. Thanks!
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  107. They are all so fun but I know my lil' guy would really love the Pirate Ship. Thank you for the chance to win! :)
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  108. GFC follower - tyson2468
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  109. GFC follower - tyson2468
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  110. Following you via twitter @HeidiHMc and tweeted!
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  111. I subscribe to RSS feed via google reader
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  112. Following @BoxCreations via twitter @HeidiHMc
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  113. if i won, i would get the country cottage playhouse
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  114. Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/shannonforpeace/status/45498969324924928 shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  115. My boy Joey would love to have the Medieval Castle!

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  116. I think I would choose the Medieval Castle :)

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  117. #1 I follow via Google Connect

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  118. #2 I follow via Google Connect

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  119. I subscribe via email

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  120. i follow on twitter @pittsy82 and tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/45535543806791680

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  121. I "LIKE" Box Creations on FB (Nicole Pitts)

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  122. i follow Box Creations on twitter @pittsy82

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  123. my favorite is the Medieval Castle. yyeres(at)gmail(doT)com

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  124. Visited Box Creations and would choose the Medieval Castle for my little girls!

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  125. I'm a public follower of your blog #1
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  126. I'm a public follower of your blog #2
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  127. “Like” Box Creations on Facebook (Mickey Coutts)
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  128. Follow Box Creations on Twitter (ahelicoptermom)
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  129. Follow you on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweeted:
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  130. Subscribe to your feed via a reader
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