Monday, November 26, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Cascades Eco-Friendly My Pretty Playhouse Review and Giveaway! (US/CAN) Ends 12/8

We loved reviewing the My Pretty Playhouse from Cascades! It's made of 100% recycled cardboard and it's eco-friendly! So when your children are done playing with it, or if they destroy it, it's safe to throw it away or recycle it! My two children ages five and three, had a great time coloring their playhouse with crayons, and covering it in stickers! It kept them busy for a few hours everyday, for about a week! Between decorating their playhouse and playing inside of it, they had a blast! They especially loved that the playhouse has TWO doors (one on each end of the playhouse)! So they could go in one side of the playhouse, and go out of the other.One of the playhouses from Cascades would make a great present from your Elf on the Shelf for your children to play with before Christmas! Or a great Christmas gift for them to play with while they are on winter break!

My five year old son is rough on cardboard playhouses though, so this one didn't last very long in our house. So if your children are rough on things, then this playhouse might not last but a few hours to a few days in your home. Sorry that I didn't get a photo of the finished product, but the camera battery died.

  • I like that Cascades playhouses are eco-friendly and made of 100% recycled cardboard.
  • The upper window makes for a great place to throw balls into! My children had so much fun throwing their balls into the window and then going in to get them.
  • The bottom pieces of the playhouse under the doors broke after my children played in it for a little while, and it compromised the strength of the structure of the playhouse. So they it was bowing like a triangle on both sides where the doors are.

I also wanted to point out that Cascades has a cardboard Barbie Dream House! I might purchase this one next year for winter break, just for my two girls to play with!

Overall, we like the My Pretty Playhouse! My children asked for a new one when we had to throw theirs out to be recycled. I like that it kept them busy for a few days and let them have some imaginary play. I don't like having them sit around the house and watching TV all day long. I feel that it's a great thing when our children play alone or together, and use their imaginations. I feel that they will be better teenagers and adults, and better adjusted when they grow up. I also hope to never hear them say "I'm bored." I never got bored, because I knew how to play with very little things around me. If I had a piece of paper, I could create little things to play with.

Purchase your own My Pretty Playhouse today for only $34.99! $2.00 of every my pretty playhouse purchase goes to Habitat for Humanity until December 2013! Use code MA10CAS to receive 10% off your order! (ends 12/5)

Would you like a chance to Win a My Pretty Playhouse from Cascades for your children or grandchildren? Or course you would! Enter this giveaway by using the Rafflecopter Form below. If you have any questions about how to enter, please email me at mysticbutterfly37 at This new Rafflecopter form works just like the old one.

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Disclosure: I received a Cascades My Pretty Playhouse in exchange for my review and giveaway post. No other compensation was received or exchanged. The above opinions are mine, and mine alone. Airplanes and Dragonflies is not responsible if you do not receive your prize.


  1. Our daughter and her husband will be visiting us for Christmas!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  2. Just a quiet holiday at home. No special plans, family all lives far it's just the husband, kids and i.


  3. We will be visiting a lot of different relatives!

  4. Hanging out with family and driving around with the kids looking at the Christmas lights.

  5. home to my folks debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  6. We're just staying home with our little family.

  7. My parents are coming from out of state to visit.

    april yedinak

  8. It is my year to host christmas, So a nice relaxing fun filled day at home for us.

  9. For the first time in many years we are going home to Utah for Christmas!

    Thanks for the giveaway and for your awesome blog. It is one of only a handful of blogs that I read every single day!!

    Beckeesdeals at gmail dot com

  10. We are having our Christmas with family and friends.
    Thanks for the chance!

    raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

  11. We are staying at home and having relatives come to our house to celebrate with us.

  12. We are having relatives stay with us and then we are going to my in-laws.

  13. We are going to my girlfriends nans!

  14. Hopefully, we will do NOTHING but relax!

  15. A a grandma Ill be house hopping to see grand kids and children

  16. A few Christmas parties and then just hanging out at home as a family!

  17. We're hosting this year and will have several family members from out of town staying with us. It will be hectic but fun!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

  18. My plans are to spend quality time with my family


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