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Build a Dream Playhouse Review and **Giveaway**

What is Build a Dream Playhouse:
"Build a Dream Playhouses™ was founded by a Cleveland father dedicated to the futures of the City of Cleveland, the State of Ohio, and the imaginations of children. To achieve that, and reflecting on his city’s hard times, he collaborated with the world famous Nottingham-Spirk Design Associates, a group of 3 to 9 year old children, and the Smurfit Stone Container Corporation, Build a Dream Playhouses™ is now proud to introduce to you what we believe to be the most innovative, fresh, and fun playhouses on the market. We hope you enjoy our products and we look forward to introducing many more in the near future."

The Mission of Build a 

Dream Playhouse:

"At Build a Dream Playhouses™, we strive to deliver safe, affordable, eco-friendly products that stimulate and encourage the endless imagination of ALL children. Our quality products offer the tangible framework for children to place their intangible dreams." 

My Review: 

I am happy to report that I without the help of my husband, set up the "Snack Shack!"  GO ME!   :)  HUGE THUMBS UP!!  I know there are a ton of single mom's out there and ladies you can set this up!  The instructions were pictures guiding with alphabet letters, "a" matches with "a", etc etc.  There was only one little confusing part but within a few minutes I figured it out and completed the playhouse.  

The next stage was painting and making it perfect for my little daughter.  We went to the store and she was allowed to pick out 3 colors to paint which included pink, purple, and yellow.  :)  Here are a couple pictures of her painting.  (She did do a good job but I did later touch up the painting.)

The only concern I have is how to store the "Snack Shack."  It is cardboard but it will take time to disassemble.  I wish there was an easier way for storage but I think we will have to keep it in the play room for summer and then for winter take it apart and hope to put it together again next year.  

 After painting for a little while she decided to paint her hands...silly girl!

After the "Snack Shack" was finished being painted we brainstormed a name for it.  We  titled it "Selah-Made Lemonade."  We also decided to put a Bible verse on the top signs (hubby did them) We used a verse that uses the word taste because well it fit!  :)  

Here Selah is tracing over the Menu, which was lemonade, brownies, and cookies. :) The company does state that the playhouses are meant for indoor use since they are not made to withstand the outside elements, but with parental eyes we used ours outside. 

ARE YOU READY TO ENTER TO WIN YOUR OWN BUILD A PLAYHOUSE ??  Winner will get to chose between the "Cosmic Cruiser" or the "Dream Machine."

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The Day of our Sale: 
One thing that my husband and I have been trying to teach our kids is a giving heart.  We have been discussing tithing, giving, and blessing.  So we had our daughter chose something to donate her money too.  For this first sale she had decided to donate her money to buy a goat for a family in Haiti.  (This is something that our church had done in December)  :)  I am one happy mommy to report that we reached our goal to buy one goat!  :)  I am so happy and I can see she is happy too!  :)     During the sale we met a neighbor and her dog, and a handful of kids in the neighborhood.  We also had several other friends stop by to support our stand.  :)  We even had one special customer leave Selah a big tip since he knew the money was going for a goat!  :)  :)  We had about 20 customers and a few of them came back a couple times.  :)  I never remember having a lemonade stand that successful when I was a child.  :) GO SELAH GO!  :)  Or should I say GO GOD GO!  :) We sold 3 pitchers of Lemonade, all the cookies, and almost all of the brownies.  :)  YAY!

Selah selling to her customer, we also worked on coin separation and counting.  (We used a muffin tin to help separate the money)  

The kiddo's waiting for more customers to arrive.  


Praises of a Wife and Mommy was blessed to receive the "Snack Shack" from to conduct a review/giveaway.  All opinions are 100% mine.


Tracy said…
My favorite nature memory is hiking and exploring the woods.
Tracy said…
I like the Build a Dream Pop 'n Play Castle.
Tracy said…
I subscribed to Praises of a Wife and Mommy email newsletter.

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CherylSab said…
I think my daughter would love the Imagine Wagon
Jeanna said…
I think they would enjoy any of their products. They are very creative! I think the would like the Dream Machine the best though!
Jeanna said…
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CherylSab said…
I just wanted to say how awesome your lemonade stand is. Teaching your children such values at an early age and finding ways for them to have fun while helping others...just amazing. I now am inspired to teach my daughter better ways of giving.
G said…
"Cosmic Cruiser"
Laura Jacobson said…
Oh I thinnk Carter would love the Dream Machine! So cute
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Laura Jacobson said…
Oh the kitchen is really cool also!
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alicia zirjacks said…
My son would like the cosmic cruiser

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