I’ve fallen absolutely in love with these unique handmade wooden block sets handcrafted by mom Brooke of Magen’s Bay!  You’ll find a myriad of patterns and colors (for girls, boys, or gender neutral), and the blocks are available in several set sizes from sets of 6 to sets of 50.

Blocks are really a basic staple of a child’s toy collection, aren’t they?  These are more than what you’ll find in the store – they’re lovingly made by a fellow mom; cut, sanded, designer papers applied and sealed over several times with nontoxic varnish.  These blocks will make a fashion statement in any nursery.  :)

A Mom’s Thoughts

Thanks to Magen’s Bay, I received a set of six Alphabet Animal Blocks for review.

I am so pleased with the quality of these blocks!  They are exceptionally well-made and are cuter than any other set of blocks I’ve come across in stores.   They are safe for little ones, made with nontoxic materials and with all edges sanded down.

I love the combination of letters and animals, two things that my 2-year-old is crazy about right now.  She enjoys not only stacking and building with them, but naming the animals and the letters.

I’m crazy about this online store and recommend them highly!  In fact, I think you should run, not walk, straight there and make an order.  Her prices are very reasonable.  These animal blocks are $18.00 for the set of six.  She also has sets of 30 blocks for $36.00.  You can’t beat that!

Discount Alert!

Magen’s Bay is offering 20% off your order, just make sure to mention you came from Kindred Spirit Mommy and she’ll refund you after you make the order.  :)

Now for a giveaway!

Magen’s Bay wants to give one of my readers a half set of 15 blocks – winner’s choice!

{Prize} Winner’s choice of a set of 15 blocks from Magen’s Bay!
{Eligibility} Open to the US only.  (Anyone can enter, but if you are outside of the US you will need to pay shipping.)

{Mandatory Main Entry } Visit Magen’s Bay and look around, then come back and tell me in a comment which set of blocks you will choose if you win!  (You can change your mind later)

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Giveaway will be closed on September 14, 2010 at midnight PST and winner notified by email and posted on this website (either in this post or in a new winner’s announcement post).  Winner will then have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will have to re-draw another winner.  Good luck, everyone!

Disclosure:  I was provided with a set of blocks from Magen’s Bay so that I could share my thoughts and experiences with you.  This post is 100% my own opinion and written in my own words, and was not edited or reviewed by anyone.  I do not feel obligated to write a positive review – I’ll always share my honest thoughts on products.

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