Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Holiday 2010 Giveaway: Guidecraft Children's Papagayo Rocker [CLOSED]

If you are seeking an alternative gift to toys this year for a child in your life, I think I have found a wonderful candidate. This children's rocking chair from Guidecraft could not have been a bigger hit in our house. I told our three children that this was a reading chair, as we keep it right next to the bookcase in our living room. All three children have been fighting over who gets the next turn to sit in this rocker. We actually had to create some rules about taking turns and how long each turn would be. Best of all, our children have been reading books more than ever!

Out of the 78 different children's rockers available from Guidecraft, I chose the Papagayo Rocking Chair because, although it has a tiny bit of pink in the design, this chair works for households with both boys and girls. Also, the dark wood trim and the earth tones really allow this chair to blend in well with the rest of the decor in our living room.

This chair does require assembly and it took my husband about 20 minutes to put it together by himself. He said that the most challenging part was lining up the holes in the seat.

This chair is made out of hardwood and is very solid and sturdy. It definitely falls into the category of real furniture, as opposed to toy furniture.

In addition to the turned legs and the whimsical paintings, one other detail I love about this chair is the raised relief. This gives the three animals a slight 3-dimensional effect and adds to the charm of this piece of furniture.

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The seat height of this rocker is 14", which is another reason why I chose this particular chair. Our almost 4 year old twins can just touch the floor with their toes, so this chair should last them several years. It is also still a great fit for our nearly 7 year old son.

To view the entire Lambs & Ivy Papagayo Collection of children's furniture, visit .

Thank you to Guidecraft for sending us a complimentary sample product to base this review upon and for providing a second product for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a Guidecraft Papagayo Rocking Chair (ARV $110).

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of children's furniture offered by Guidecraft. Then leave a comment telling me the name of a piece or set of furniture you would love to gift to a child in your life this holiday. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

For 10 extra entries, sign up for the Guidecraft e-Newsletter (at the bottom of the website). Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did so.


For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.

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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!