Sunday, August 30, 2009

Melissa and Doug review and giveaway!!! CLOSED


Melissa & Doug was started by none other then Melissa and Doug themselves. The business started in Doug's parents garage, but from customers support the business grew and has since developed into a much larger work space. Since all of their products are for children, safety is very important. Melissa & Doug does continuous testing through various phases of production. They also stand by all of their work and for this reason they leave their signature on each of their products. This year Melissa & Doug are celebrating their 20th year of business with many more to come.



Review:
This last year I had purchased a Melissa & Doug "wooden puzzle" for my son. This has become one of our favorite puzzles. My husband and I were very impressed with the puzzles make and durability. When I learned Melissa & Doug made more then just puzzles, I was really excited. I was even more ecstatic when I was contacted about reviewing a one of their products from the Melissa & Doug "play food sets". I was really interested to compare another one of their products with the puzzle we had at home.

My children were sent the "Pizza Party". Included was six slice-able pieces, a pizza cutter, spatula, and over 50 toppings all organized in an adorable pizza tray. Each of the pieces has velcro attached so that they can be placed on the pizza and stay in place while the children plays with it. This also gives them the chance to be creative and change toppings. My children personally love how the sides of the pizza include velcro. This allows them to use the pizza cutter giving them the feel that they are really slicing the pizza. We all have had a lot of fun making pizza and serving it to each other. Through this review My family and I have grown to trust the Melissa & Doug brand. I am excited to purchase more of from the "Melissa & Doug Food Play"in the future. I would espcially love to purchase this Melissa & Doug "Grocery Cart". I
give this review 5 stars for the durability, entertainment and value.


Be sure to check out "The Sunny Patch" line. This is a new addition to Melissa & Doug products. Here you can find kids gardening tools, watering cans, and other outdoor colorful apparel including rain boots, umbrellas, and more.


Giveaway:
One winner will receive the "Pizza Party" set!

To Enter:
Visit Melissa & Doug. Look around, then come back to leave a comment telling me another one of your favorite items they sale. Be Specific!!!(This is a MUST)

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Rules:
Be sure to leave a comment telling me what the entry is for. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Also be sure to leave an email address for me to contact you. A winner will be selected randomly using Random.org. They will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. US ONLY!

Giveaway Ends: Sept. 14, 2009

343 comments:

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Lani said...

Great giveaway- my kids would love this:) I love the garden play toys from Melissa and Doug!

Lani said...

Signed up on the Melissa and Doug website
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Gwengom said...

Visit Melissa & Doug. Look around, then come back to leave a comment telling me another one of your favorite items they sale. (This is a MUST): I'be had my eye on the GRAND PIANO for a while now..we absolutely love M & D in this house!

Clisty & Lloyd said...

I've been wanting to try a Melissa and Doug set, but haven't yet. This is so cute!!

Ann said...

I'm also loving the travel bingo, what a cool idea for on the plane! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Ann said...

I have your button on my sidebar: http://alatteinthemorning.blogspot.com

The Gosfam said...

I want all their food stuff: Ice Cream Parlor Set, Food Groups set, Bread Cutting set, I could go on and on and on :) I love Melissa and Doug.

cdziuba said...

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cdziuba said...

We are glad to welcome you as part of the Melissa & Doug family!

Signed up for Melissa & Doug's "Treasure Toy Club"

Nad said...

I like the Classic Card Game Set. Thanks for the chance!

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Lisa W said...

I love the Victorian Dollhouse. Thanks. angel_2417@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

My daughter would love the Grocery Cart. i can't just see her 'shopping' in the house.

Anonymous said...

I love the Stuffed West Highland Terrier.

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Kelly said...

My kids would love the Pizza set, and the Sandwich Making Set too. We already have the Birthday Cake and Ice Cream and cut-up fruit sets, and they see a lot of use. We're slowly working on our collection.. :-)

Holly said...

my children would love the Folding Medieval Castle! thanks!

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sweetpea08 said...

I LOVE the ice cream parlor set...I also love their puzzles, especially the chunky puzzles!
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Carrie said...

They have an ice cream parlor set that I adore!

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Shelly T. said...

I love the Slice and Bake Cookie Set!

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Carrie said...

I also blogged about it!

http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/garden-of-giveaways.html

{I have a giveaway this week, too-- hope you stop on over!}

Mommy Jones said...

My daughter was just eyeing the Nina the Ballerina magnetic dress up set, so I'd definitely be inte4rested in that.

rebecca said...

I love their first vehicle set. I love their wooden toys and puzzles!

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Librarian Mommy said...

We love Melissa and Doug toys and puzzles. We really like the cutting foods playset. This is something we have seen at another friend's house and it is always popular to play with.

spitfyr323 said...

My very favorite M&D toy is the Black Lab.

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Tj and Amy said...

tweeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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HuNnY aNd PoPpA LeWiS said...

I think the Wooden Construction Vehicles would be awesome for my grandsons. I really love Melissa & Doug toys!!

MaggieM said...

OMGosh, pick just one favorite?! Impossible! I love the Numbers Sound (Wooden) Puzzle and the Alphabet Sound (Wooden) Puzzle; these would be so perfect for my three year old granddaughter. I also love the Bella Butterfly (rain) Boots! There's so much to love at Melissa and Doug! Great giveaway, thanks:)

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MaggieM said...

I signed up for the Melissa & Doug Treasured Toy Club using maggie@mannwieler.com

MaggieM said...

I follow Mama_Snow on Twitter as "Smokeysmom" and Tweeted this delightful giveaway: http://twitter.com/smokeysmom/status/3693580199

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dliver316 said...

I also love the "Food Groups" Play food they have. They have some really neat stuff. I'm glad you did this giveaway b/c now I can check out their website in the future!

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Birdie said...

I love the play food Grill Set ...birdson@roadrunner.com

Birdie said...

I signed up for the Melissa & Doug's Treasured Toy Club birdson@roadrunner.com

Kelly said...

The Deluxe Magic Kit is the best! My step daughter has it and thinks she is incredible and the quality is great!!!

Lori said...

That pizza kit is great! I also love the Grand piano.
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Jennifer M. said...

I have recently bought the produce fruit and vegetables for our daycare and the kids love them. They are so realistic!

Shannon said...

I follow you on Twitter (@NutHouseShannon)


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Connie said...

In the baby and toddler toy section they have a Three Little Pigs Play Set.

Hess Fam said...

brandi hess! I love melissa and doug. I love it all but madi would love the ice cream parlor set!

Amanda said...

I love the Victorian Doll house!

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Bombtastic Belle said...

I love the "cutting fruit" - my niece and nephew are huge fruit fans, so this is right up their alley.
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MaggieM said...

Today's Tweet: http://twitter.com/smokeysmom/status/3740311122

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Kindra said...

Oh my goodness.... I love the insanely large stuff animals! seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mitchell4 said...

The flip to Win Travel Bingo. With all the trips to Texas and California it'd be a sanity saver. They would also love the pizza and birthday play kit. They'd have a complete ball.

Rachel said...

Thanks for offering this contest. Hope we win.

the ice cream one looks fun toou

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Jenny said...

I love the "Abby and Emma" magnetic dress-up set. Partially because I loved paper dolls growing up and partially because Abby and Emma are the names of two of my li'l one's special friends!

Angela said...

I really like their dry goods set from their play foods department. Cute! :)

Jamie @ Savvy Housewife said...

I absolutely love their toys! I've always wanted the wooden Princess Castle for my girls. Great giveaway!

Heather said...

I love the food group set to add to our little play kitchen

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Kathryn said...

The food group set is just adorable as well!
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Marie said...

I like the Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy. My son likes alligators.

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Shawna said...

My favorite toy is the Multi-Activity Table because my kids would just love it.

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Shawna said...

I Signed up for Melissa & Doug's "Treasure Toy Club"

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Wanna-Doo said...

I love the Victorian Dollhouse.

Please enter me!

Thanks!

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Nichol said...

I love the Victorian Dollhouse. I have always wanted to have one as I never did as a little girl!

Shop with Me Mama said...

Love the giant giraffe! Link: http://www.melissaanddoug.com/dyn_prod.php?p=2106

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Honey Mommy said...

We have the beep beep puzzle, and my son would like another. How about the African Plains Jigsaw Puzzle!

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

We are glad to welcome you as part of the Melissa & Doug family!
Signed up for Melissa & Doug's "Treasure Toy Club"

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

We are glad to welcome you as part of the Melissa & Doug family!
Signed up for Melissa & Doug's "Treasure Toy Club"

FranticMommy said...

Melissa and Doug have the BEST stuff! I have some of their puzzles and they are super high quality. I love the pizza play set.
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Ang said...

I love the Jumbo Knob Puzzles, we have a few here and my 2 year old has mastered them. I am looking into getting him the next step puzzles, The Chunky Puzzles, I think we will start with the Pets Chunky Puzzle, as it is so cute!!

Kristen said...

My daughter would love the Bella Butterfly Picnic Set. Melissa & Doug is my fave. We have their puzzles, art easel, reward/chore chart...etc.

Amanda said...

I like the Playful Puppy Pull Toy, my kids love walking the dog!

Amanda

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JoLynn said...

I love their cute little Bella Butterfly Boots! Thanks for the giveaway.

barbara.montyj said...

I like this - Monster Bowling Pretend Play set.
Pretending helps children with the creativity, imagination.

~SHANNON~ said...

I would be excited for rain to come with the "Happy Giddy Umbrella!"

Who can resist an umbrella with eyes and a mouth! LOL.

Shannon at:http://milkandcuddles.blogspot.com/

~SHANNON~ said...

I grabbed your button Mama Snow!It's right here!
http://milkandcuddles.blogspot.com/2009/03/links.html

Thanks!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Both my daugther and I love the Melissa and Doug puzzles! I especially love the fairy fantasy jigsaw puzzle!

Angie
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icefairy said...

I like the Band-in-a-Box. Thanks for the giveaway!
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furygirl3132 said...

I love the Picnic Basket Fill and Spill, way too cute and my 1 year old would love this! Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

Eloise
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icefairy said...

Button on left side bar under "Blogs I Treasure"
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furygirl3132 said...

Signed up for the Melissa and Doug Treasured Toy Club.

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furygirl3132 said...

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furygirl3132 said...

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furygirl3132 said...

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ky2here said...

Let's go with the Classic Card Game Set. We'd get a lot of usage from this.

cdziuba said...

From the Arts & Crafts category I like this: Deluxe Floor-Standing Wooden Easel
$69.99

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