Thursday, December 1, 2011

Do you know a kid? Have we got a giveaway for you...

 My kids have NO idea about the huge, gigantic gift that they are going to receive for Christmas...

A fort.  A giant fort.  An American-made giant fort.

It's like a ginormous set of tinkertoys... and *that* means I'll be getting back the dining room table, chairs, and various other pieces of furniture that they keep tossing blankets over and turning into a fort as well.  I won't, unfortunately, be getting back the blankets.  But at least I'll always know where they are... instead of now, where they could be mashed under the table, behind the chair, or in between bookshelves...

Is that the coolest thing?

Toydle (is that a great name?) is the company behind this.  And if the above still-photo didn't do it for you, you simply HAVE to check out the video.  It's worth it just to watch the kid dancing:

I wish I had one when I was a kid.  But at least I don't have to wish I had one for my kids.  I do have one.  A big one.  And they have NO idea.  (What will I do if they ever start reading my blog?)

Toydle is located in Idaho... and each wood block is hand-crafted by a real person.  And they are gorgeous.  The forts have an unconditional lifetime guarantee.  We just went through Cyber Monday, and whatever it was they were calling the Saturday (with the emphasis on supporting small businesses)... so this is an opportunity to do both... buy a fort online, and support a small business too.

They have started a blog... with only two v-log entries right now.  But both are worth watching.  One is on why they started the company in the first place.  The other is a factory tour... about the sticks.  I can't wait to see one about the blocks!  (And I'm thinking a trip to Boise is in order... I want a live, in-person tour, I'm telling ya!)

The really cool part!

Do you know a kid who would love this?  As long as you are not employed by The Old Schoolhouse, or a part of the Homeschool Crew... have I got something to share with you!  We are giving away THREE of these... and you do NOT have to homeschool to enter.  Wouldn't it be amazing to win one of these and give it to your kids?  Or your grandkids?  Or a special niece or nephew or godchild?  (Or even to make a fort for yourself and hide out... I'll certainly never tell on you!)

Go here.  Read about how to enter.  And do it.  It's easy, I promise.  And these forts are SO STINKIN' COOL you just gotta do it...

Disclaimer:  As part of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, I did receive a fort in exchange for posting about this giveaway and blogging a  review.  This post fulfills part of that obligation.  The review is coming in the beginning of January.  All opinions are my own.  For more about my take on reviews, visit my blog post here.

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