Gearing up with Magic Beans *Giveaway*
The one thing I can’t seem to get over about parenting is how much STUFF comes with these little beings we bring into our lives. Lots of it is necessary-the diapers, the strollers, all different types of seats and toys and bathing contraptions. I am a most willing participant as it turns out, and I actually get really excited about baby and child gear.
For better or for worse, living in the city in a shoebox apartment doesn’t allow for the extras. I’ve always wanted a train table for the kids, as the hand-me-down train set that we’ve had for 6 years is still sitting in a bin under their bed. The trains rarely are played with because we just don’t have the space. It feels like there’s just no where to put it all. I’ve spent so much time searching for the perfect bookcase to house my most prized possessions of theirs, though as it stands they are crammed and almost unaccessible because there are so many of them.
Now that our moving date has narrowed down to a mere 15 days and we have a three bedroom home waiting for us in California, I’ve begun to shop. I’ve gotten really good at online shopping since moving to New York City-something I never did when we lived in the suburbs. I’ve really enjoyed finding online boutiques because I find that they tend to be more diverse than brick and mortar businesses, and much easier to access. I can shop late at night when I don’t have to drag my kids around, and it’s all on my time.
One of my favorite online kid shops is Magic Beans. I’m a little biased because I met the owner in person at an event, and he was positively lovely. It’s always nice when you can really tell that a person’s heart is in their business, and that is absolutely true about Magic Beans.
They have such a wide range of products, from strollers and nursery furniture to books and outdoor toys. They carry tons of my personal favorite brands like Stokke, Melissa and Doug, and Orbit Baby. And, knowing that I have some space to fill in our new home, I feel like a kid in a candy store shopping on the Magic Beans website. I ended up with a beautiful Babyletto bookcase, a Melissa and Doug train table, a water table, a Baby Bjorn children’s potty, and even a Rody..
Online shopping can be tricky though, it all just depends on the website. The Magic Beans site is clean, clear, and easy to navigate. I was able to use two separate payment methods, and while I was nervous about it, the transaction completed very smoothly. The categories are easy to find, and I didn’t waste any time searching.
Their prices are competitive and the shipping costs are reasonable. A few of the larger ticket items have already been delivered and are waiting for us in California. So hard to believe we are counting down the days left in NYC, but this is one of the many reasons we are so excited to move back.
I’m thrilled to be giving away $100 to one of you to shop around on Magic Beans!
Leave a comment telling me your favorite aspect or item on the Magic Beans website.
Contest runs from today, June 13th until Thursday, June 20th at midnight, PST. Winner will be chosen randomly.
This post was sponsored by Magic Beans, however my thoughts and opinions are my own.