3.11.10

Getting Ready For The Holidays Event: My Father's Hands Review & Giveaway

Christmas is nearing and it's time to find some unique and fun presents for the kids. I do my best each year to find presents that are unusual and entertaining, but my very favorite items are handcrafted! I search the fairs and festivals and have found a variety of great gifts over the years. This year I didn't even have to leave my house to find a wonderful online shop with handmade toys called My Father's Hands Wooden Toys.

Marlon, the owner of My Father's Hands Wooden Toys, says that when he became a parent, his love of woodworking was completely renewed. A proud father of two, he always finds time to work on his passion, wooden toys! Marlon sorts through rough, uncut pieces of wood and carves them into pieces of toy art, fashioning each piece together perfectly and thoughtfully. His ultimate wish is to create safe handcrafted toys that inspire imagination and creativity for young ones. I'd say that is exactly what he does!

Being handcrafted, no two toys are exactly the same, making My Father's Hands Wooden Toys unique and even more special. Take a look through the shop and see some of their favorite toys listed, from dump trucks and open box haulers to log haulers and steam rollers! My son is in heaven every time we take a look through them.

In addition to all of the wonderful toy creations, My Father's Hands is also dedicated to giving back to the Earth and, therefore, plants a tree for each toy sold through Trees For The Future. What an absolutely wonderful idea!




My Thoughts

We received a Road Grader Truck to review, which was, I believe, intended for Mr. Liam, but Josiah had other plans! He fell in love with the truck as soon as we opened the box and couldn't wait to play with it. I told him we had to wait until Liam woke up from his nap and what did he do??? He snuck into Liam's room and woke him up, of course! To my surprise, they shared the truck and pushed it back and forth to each other on the floor. It was one of those moments you wish you could just freeze in time.
The road grader is a wonderful truck and the kids especially loved that it has moveable features. The pivotal blade at the bottom of the truck can be easily moved by twisting the connecting wooden parts at the top. It's great for kids of all ages due to it's ease of movement and, if your kids are anything like mine, they enjoy playing with pretty much anything that has wheels attached and can roll!

We haven't taken the road grader outdoors yet, but it will be absolutely perfect for play in the dirt, which Josiah loves. The blade can smooth out sand or dirt and then your little one can draw pictures in it or whatever other creative activity they come up with! It was apparent the day we received the road grader that My Father's Hands Wooden Toys encourage imaginative play, even in small children. Liam was making noises as he pushed the truck back and forth, twisted the grader back and forth, and was completely entertained. There's just something about handmade wooden toys that cannot be found in regular plastic toys.

Buy It
Purchase a Road Grader at My Father's Hands Wooden Toys for $40!

Win It
One Lucky Reader Will Win Their Very Own Road Grader!

**This giveaway is part of the Getting Ready For The Holidays Event, which begins on November 7th and ends on November 14th! So, mark your calendars! (Continental US only)

But Wait!!!
Would you like early entries to the giveaway? 
Don't forget, all of the prizes will be together in a package so, the more extra entries you put in, the bigger chance you have of winning the entire package! Plus, there will be a grand prize package listed on Nov. 7th along with more entry options, too!

How To Enter
(these entries are for my prize package only! not for the other 3 blogs OR the grand prize package)

**Remember to include your email address if it is NOT visible in your profile so I will know how to contact you!The initial entry is mandatory! 
 Be sure to answer that question before earning extra entries listed below! Each bullet is worth one extra entry unless specified. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry you earn and include your email address is at least one entry.


Additional Entries
• "Like" My Father's Hands Wooden Toys, LLC, on Facebook and leave a message that Children Teaching Mama sent you (I will be checking!)!
• Follow My Father's Hands Wooden Toys on Twitter!
•Make a Purchase from My Father's Hands Wooden Toys during this giveaway (5 entries!)

Come back November 7th for more entry options! I'll be leaving all early entry options up until November 14th @ 11:59pm!
No Compensation was given for the writing of this review. Only the wooden truck was received for the purpose of reviewing. All opinions written are completely and 100% mine and only mine!

40 comments:

MaryB said...

I would love The Log Hauler!

MaryB said...

I like them on FB (Mary C. Brady) and wrote on their wall!

MaryB said...

Following them at @chirpandtweet

Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I like the open box hauler.
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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

Facebook fan of My Fathers Hands.
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Lee-Ann said...

I'd like:
wee size flatbed

Lee-Ann said...

Follow on Twitter

JM said...

I love the log hauler

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The Freebie Junkie said...

I would have to say the Open Hauler - my son would love love it

fancygrlnancy said...

I like the wee size dump truck

fancygrlnancy said...

"Like" My Father's Hands Wooden Toys, LLC, on Facebook
Nancy P.

fancygrlnancy said...

Follow My Father's Hands Wooden Toys on Twitter!
@fancygrlnancy

slehan said...

Of all of them I think the Road Grader is best for my grandson. Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

FB liked & posted:
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=462086014939&id=190254964939

Mippy said...

Hi!
I would ve to get te XL open box hauler! :)
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway.
~Mippy :)
bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

Mippy said...

Hi!
I liked My Father's Hands Wooden Toys on FB
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway.
~Mippy :)
bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

jakell said...

love the wee size open box haulers
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jakell said...

Follow My fathers Hands Wooden toys on Twitter (cthmommy)
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jakell said...

Follow My fathers Hands Wooden toys on Facebook & left a comment (smile a day giveaways)
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ape2016 said...

I like the box truck
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ape2016 said...

like on FB and posted
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ape2016 said...

follow on twitter
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SuperMOM said...

following on twitter

frogsandflowers

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SuperMOM said...

liked on face book

SuperMOM said...

tweeted about this..his toys are STUNNING!

SuperMOM said...

I am IN love with the box truck!

Ambra said...

we would love the box truck!

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polly said...

would love to have the steamroller!
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Dorothy said...

I love the road grader and know that my 16 month old would too!

allysmama said...

The Log Hauler is awesome!! Thanks for the chancde to win!
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allysmama said...

I like My Father's Hands Wooden Toys, LLC, on Facebook & posted
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http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=463819569939&id=190254964939

allysmama said...

I Follow My Father's Hands Wooden Toys on Twitter! (sleatham1)
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Stormy said...

I love the wee sized dump truck

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librarypat said...

I like the Open Box Hauler. We bought a wooden log hauler for our son when he was about 4 (he is now 28) and h=it is still just a nice as the day we bought it for him. This style toy will be an heirloom for any family.

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mommyof4 said...

I have watched my 4 kids playing with most of these trucks! They just love them! The amount of love and hard work that goes into each of these toys is overwhelming, but the end result is AMAZING!!!

Dana said...

Would love to have the steamroller!

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Dana said...

I Follow My Father's Hands Wooden Toys on Twitter!
twitter name DayLeeDana

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LovingMyGirls said...

would love the wee size dump truck :)

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LovingMyGirls said...

like My father's hands wooden toys on facebook :)

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LovingMyGirls said...

follow My father's hands wooden toys on twitter @LovingMyGirls84

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