Nova Natural {giveaway}

NOVANova Natural has been my favorite place to buy high quality children’s toys for many years now, so it’s pretty exciting for me to be sharing their business with all of you today!  If you’ve been reading here for the past few years, you’ve no doubt seen some of our favorite things, purchased from Nova, here on the blog.  I am often asked about our nativity, and then there are our favorite interlocking blocks, and more recently this crossbow that we bought for Silas.  Larkspur is using the high quality watercolor set that she received for her birthday on a daily basis.  I also stocked up on beeswax number candles for future birthdays, because they are on sale.  Oh, and these sailboats!  They are fantastic, and really last.  I could go on and on!

Nova Natural  on Small Things 4From Nova Natural:
Nova Natural is a small, family-run business based in Vermont. It was created around the mission of providing natural, wholesome products that encourage every child’s individual spirit to flourish.

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We work hard to find toys and crafts that inspire creativity and spark the imagination, while connecting communities by bringing people together to play, create and explore. Our products aren’t toxic, for your child or for the earth. But they’re also fun! We seek out bright colors and fun, playful designs that will truly engage children—head, hands and heart.

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NOVA1We practice sustainability by working with small businesses and artisans to offer high quality, long lasting products with a high play value. That means they don’t get used once or twice and then tossed aside. Rather, they’re made to last, sometimes for more than one generation.

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For the giveaway, we’d like to offer one Small Things reader a $100 gift card.

We’d also like to offer a promotion: $10 off when you spend $75 or more, using the promo code SMALL10. The promotion will run through Easter, April 5.

For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post.  Comments are closed and the winner is Julie, who commented, “I recieved their catalog last year, and I don’t know who likes it better, the kids or myself.  Great giveaway.”
Thank you, Nova Natural!

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Pipsticks {giveaway!}


Last fall, I first introduced Maureen of Pipsticks, and shared a little of my own sticker love story.  Today, Maureen is here with another giveaway along with some fun news from Pipsticks!

Pipsticks is a sticker subscription company that provides it subscribers with a beautiful package of amazing stickers each month. We source our stickers from suppliers around the world in order to delight our Sticker Club members with a unique stash of stickers (sparkly ones, puffy ones, scratch n’ sniff ones!) just when they need them.

(Larkspur, Beatrix, and Silas made superhero wristbands!)

Though many of our subscribers are adults who use stickers for crafting, snail mail, and scrapbooking, each pack is designed with kids in mind – they can open it up by themselves and get started on their own without parent involvement. Pipsticks offers various subscription plans as well as gift subscriptions for all price ranges – it’s the perfect present to spark creativity each month.

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We’ve recently launched a series of printable Reward Charts in response to subscriber requests. Unlike many printable charts out there, they are sophisticated, simple designs (which you wouldn’t mind hanging on your fridge) and open ended in versatility. The formats can be used on a weekly basis or incrementally, for specific tasks, or general “good behavior”. These can be downloaded from the Printables section of the Pipsticks website.

Check out our Ideas blog for sticker crafting ideas and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to get the latest on giveaways and see what we’re up to at the Pipsticks Studio!


This weekend Maureen is offering one Small Things reader a three month Gift Subscripton!

**In addition use coupon code SMALLTHINGS15 to receive one month free off of any 6 or 12 month Club or Family subscription as well as 15% off of any Gift Subscription.

A Pipsticks subscription would make a great Easter gift for a grandchild, niece, nephew, or godchild!

For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post.  Comments are closed and the winner is Marina who commented, “This is so much fun! My girls would love this.”

Thanks, Maureen and Pipsticks!

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