My Very Own House Cottage: A playhouse for winter!

Like most kids Thing 1 and Thing 2 love playhouses.  It doesn’t matter if they are two sizes too small, or even if they are smelly or dirty.  They love them.  We didn’t have one.  I was hoping to snag a used one this summer but it never happened.  This fall I came across My Very Own House Cottage.  A playhouse made out of cardboard.  Better yet it can be folded up and put away when not in use.  I took the leap of faith and decided it would be the “big” gift this Christmas.  It was a huge hit!

The house comes as one piece with instructions on how to unfold and piece together.  It was fairly simple and ready to go in less then 10 minutes.  The house can also fold back up which can be done by following the directions backwards.  The directions are printed right on the house (in a hidden area) so they are always at hand.  The house can easily be stored in a closet when not in use.  I wouldn’t plan on folding and unfolding the house everyday but it is simple enough.

My Very Own House Cottage also comes with 8 jumbo washable markers to color and decorate with.  The cardboard is heavy gauge and has taken crayons and pencils just as wonderfully as the markers.  Thing 1 is rough on his playthings and that’s putting it mildly.  My Very Own House Cottage has held up to the abuse with flying colors.  The size of the house is very generous.  I can fit inside of the house with both Thing 1 and Thing 2.  I was hoping I could leave it up in our playroom full time but its much too large for our small space.  Thank goodness it can be folded down and stored away every once in awhile.
If I could give one suggestion to the makers of My Very Own House Cottage I would ask for a sky window.  Its a bit dark inside of the house.  Thing 1 doesn’t mind though since he also received a new flashlight this Christmas.
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Melissa Jarotkiewicz, Editor Melissa received a BS degree in Civil Engineering and is the proud stay at home mother of thing 1 and thing 2. Being the wife of an Air Force pilot means being the only parent for days, weeks and even months at a time. This chaotic and unpredictable life of a military mom calls for some serious retail therapy and Melissa puts her focus on baby gear and unfortunately for her husband the deal-a-day baby sites. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Melissa has lived in FL, OK, WA and just recently moved to Germany. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and watching college football in the fall. Go Irish!

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