Monday, January 10, 2011

a FIND!

...before i delve into my nearly uncontainable excitement, i need to give you some background info...

i've been looking for a play tent for eden (we've been a few places that had one, and she seems to gravitate to them!)... but not just ANY play tent--y'all know me! ...couldn't be too girly... NO disney princesses... wanted it to be big enough for her to play in when she's much older... but something fun and "different"...

i put it on her christmas list and santa even told me he'd looked for the perfect one, too... wink.

well, i ended up finding one that i sorta liked, and i was willing to settle for... on amazon... but i'm serious--i've looked at probably 100 tents! (kohl's, toys-r-us, target, internet specialty shops, amazon)... i wanted to wait until i found the perfect one, even if it was a little more than what the rest of the were running...

today, we closed early because of the [not so] severe ice storm that left our area in shambles breadshelves empty. i had to run to target to pick up a few essentials... and at the request of kiekie! was told to take my time and shop around or do whatever. no rush.

i perused all the clearance sections (normal.) and found the playtents... allllllll disney princesses or boy stuff. yuck. nothing i hadn't seen before in my hunt for christmas. but at the end of the aisle, some tents on CLEARANCE... clearance? i've never even seen these to START WITH? (meaning, at full price.)

i saw one and was IN LOVE. impulse purchase! let me scoop it up and this can be for her birthday... and even if someone else wants to give it to her, i'll have it, they can pay me back.. you know the drill...


so, i got home and told mom i wanted to put it together to make sure i liked it, if not, i'd take it back... (at this point, i was still planning on putting it away and making it a birthday present)...

well, i couldn't have made this thing more perfect if it was custom built... everything i was looking for and a PERFECT match to her "garden of eden" theme

eden loved it... we ALL crawled in (me, eden, nershi, and kiekie!)... SO. MUCH. FUN!!
its a tree stump... check out the leaves up top!!
and it has a "sky light" with two window with roll-up shades...

i am so looking forward to her using her imagination
in years to come and enjoying the heck out of this thing!!
we originally said "no boys allowed"
...but nershi wanted to come in
and i'm SURE when daddy sees this thing, he's going to wanna play!!
...so much for a birthday gift... this thing is out for good
(we let down the leaves... they made it take up a lot more room...
you can see them "up" in the first picture)
oh! and in case you're wondering... it was a hair under 20 bucks. SCORE!
...i might sleep in there tonite.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

sweet! You can't go wrong with a deal on something you've been looking for! Glad to hear everyone is safe in the weather...we got 7 inches of snow and out of school/work today and tomorrow....I told CJ we should of left last night and gone snow skiing!

Courtney said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE it! I, too, scour shelves at Target for tents and I've never, ever seen this one. Little Eden is so cute! ..and it will be so much fun when she goes through a hiding phase :) H is in this phase now, but the poor thing has to hide in her closet.

Megan said...

Awesome deal! Love it! Get one for me :)

Nadine Skinner said...

adorable - luke calls his tent his dog house --- see my most recent post