KidKraft Play Kitchen

Welcome to 2013, readers! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe New Years’. I’m back in the swing of things and hope to give my blog (and its readers) the attention it deserves. We’re trying to sell our townhouse, so I’m not baking as much as I’d like (since our house has to be in tip top shape on the off chance we have a weekday showing), but that doesn’t mean I can slack on blogging about other things I like.

So, that brings me to one of the coolest Christmas presents that my little guy got this year: a play kitchen! My husband cooks and I bake, so we spend a lot of time in our little kitchen. Our little chef always wants to be where the action is, so we decided to give him his own kitchen space to stir, cook, wash and organize things. We decided on this KidCraft play kitchen.

KidKraft Play Kitchen

I swear this thing is sturdier than half the furniture in my house! My husband built it over the span of a couple days (I think took around 3 hours to build). It wasn’t a breeze, but it wasn’t that difficult. The end-result is a beautifully crafted play kitchen that will last for years (hopefully). My little guy can’t reach everything yet, but enjoys opening the refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher parts of it. He also got some play food to cook with and stock the refrigerator with. I’m all for play kitchens in general, and don’t have another one to compare it to, but I definitely recommend this one (and have) because of its great quality, affordability, and gender-neutral look ūüôā

Chef Noah

Chef Noah

 

Mom Deals

I cannot help it. I’m a sucker for a sale. There, I said it. I sometimes have the urge to buy something JUST because it’s a good deal. I know, sick right? My Amazon Prime membership is probably the bane of my existence according to my husband. No, now I’m just being dramatic. But in all seriousness, I love shopping and I love sales. It’s especially difficult to pass up a sale on anything kid-related. Luckily, thanks to family, friends, and perusing the interwebs, I’ve come across a number of websites with great kids deals. And because I’m not one to hoard information and holidays are fast approaching, I felt the need to share it with you all. Enjoy!

Zulily
Zulily¬†has at least five daily deals for babies and kids each day (and sometimes for mom’s and pregnant moms as well).¬†¬†The website updates at 8:00 a.m.¬†CST daily.¬† Most of the items are usually high-end¬†children’s clothing, but they also have furniture, accessories, outerwear, games, toys, diaper bags, hand bags, you name it.¬†I have¬†ordered from them and been happy with what I purchased. The only downside is that if you order¬†at the beginning of the sale – meaning there are still a few days before that sales ends – then you might be waiting a couple of weeks to get your item.¬†They don’t process your order until the end of the sale.¬†They also don’t keep stock in a warehouse, so after each deal (they usually last 72 hours) that’s it. New brands move in and get their three days on the site. And if you join, there’s a $15 referral bonus for spreading the word.

Kids Woot
This is part of the woot.com collection of websites. What’s nice is that you don’t have to sign up to peruse the deals, so it’s easy to check everyday. Like the other Woot sites, a new deal is posted every night at midnight Central time, in limited quantities at a discounted price. Only one product is available at any given time. If you want one, you click that big orange button that says I WANT ONE. When it sells out, or the next midnight rolls around, that deal is gone. No ifs, ands or buts. Nice thing about it is that the shipping on any daily deal is just $5.¬†

Kid Steals
Kidsteals¬†has¬†two new deals each day from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.¬†CST.¬†The feature products for 50-80%.¬†Like the other sites, once the quantity for the deals run out or once the time is up, they’re gone. I haven’t actually ordered from this site yet, but I can almost guarantee that I will once Noah is older.

 

Baby Steals
Babysteals is the same as kid steals…but for babies (same rules, same number of deals, same time). I haven’t gotten anything from them yet either, but I’ve had my eye on a few things. The one time I did talk myself into pulling the proverbial trigger, they were sold out. So, if you want something, act fast as quantities are limited!

Baby Half Off
Baby half off  has one deal each day (sometimes two around the holidays).  The deal changes at 9:00 a.m. CST and quantities are limited. Most of their products are for children ten years and younger, but they do have some deals for moms and moms to be as well.

 

Mamabargains
Mamabargains¬†continuously updates their bargains when¬†something runs out, so there can end up being multiple deals a day. It is very unplanned and mysterious as far as when the next deal will begin. It’s like a fun little game, except it could require some stalking if you’re a hardcore bargain hunter. I haven’t found anything to buy on here yet, but I know the time will come.¬†¬†

Kid Crawl
KidCrawl is a tool to search baby and kid products, compare prices, read and share reviews, and find the best prices on the web. You type in what you want, they crawl the web for the best deals.
 

My one caveat: some of the sites do not accept returns, so make sure read the FAQ’s for each site. 

Have fun. Happy bargaining!