Best Birthdays is one!! My blog is ready to start walking and tossing Cheerios all over the house.
To celebrate, I have a giveaway featuring all my very favourite toys and treats! I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS, I AM GOING TO YELL AT YOU WITH MY CAPS LOCK!!!
Here’s what’s up for grabs!
1) A $40 gift card for Crave Cookies and Cupcakes
2) Calgary Zoo passes for 2 adults and 2 children
3) Two small ice cream cakes of your choice from Marble Slab (Chinook location)
4) A $100 gift card for Mastermind Toys (can be used online or in stores)
5) From Scholar’s Choice: the new GoldieBlox Dunk Tank set and the Spot It! party game
That’s a total value of $325!
I have done some research, and this is the best giveaway anyone has ever had. It’s SCIENCE*.
* Not real science.
Are any of these things new to you? LET ME TELL YOU WHY THEY’RE AWESOME.
1) Crave Cookies and Cupcakes is amazing. It was started in Calgary by two sisters, who used family recipes to create the BEST CUPCAKES EVER. Now they have stores in Edmonton and Saskatoon, as well. It’s no secret that I heart them. Crave treats are delicious because they are made from scratch in the stores each day. I frequently rant about their cupcakes, but they also have marvelous cakes and bars. Watch for the s’mores bars this summer – they’re delicious.
2) Marble Slab Creamery makes ice cream AND waffle cones fresh in-store, and you can choose a bunch of different things to mix in, including candy or fruit (which makes it healthy). I first became addicted to Marble Slab in America. I was SUPER HAPPY when they opened their first store in Calgary!! And I just read on their website that this happened ten years ago. Now I feel old. And I want some ice cream.
3) Mastermind Toys has a huge selection of high-quality toys. What I really love about their website and store is that they have awesome stuff you won’t find anywhere else. On top of that, their website is awesome. It lets you shop by brand, type of toy, or age. AND you can narrow your search by price, which helps you stay on budget!
4) Scholar’s Choice has a phenomenal selection of educational and imaginative toys. They sell a lot of teachers’ supplies like alphabet posters and workbooks, hence the name. I’m a nerd, and I’m raising nerdy kids, so I buy the teacher things, too. BUT the toys are wonderful, and represent at least half the store. For instance, right here you can win the famous GoldieBlox engineering toys for girls (remember the Superbowl ad?) and an awesome Spot It party game!
5) The Calgary Zoo is world-class. I feel very lucky to live in a city with such a spectacular zoo. I love them so much, I’ve written about them not once, but twice in the past year. The enclosures are lovely, the animals are well-cared-for, and my kids adore the carousel and the train. I have a great deal of admiration for the employees and volunteers who make it such a wonderful place to visit all year round.
Full disclosure: The brands above are supplying the prizes for this contest, but I am not being compensated in any way. I just LOVE THEM, and I LOVE YOU, and I want you to love them too!
Photographs are courtesy of each brand, and are not my own.