David and Adrienne are the husband and wife team behind Manzanita Kids. This couple designs and builds all of the toys from their home cottage workshop just north of Seattle. You can read all about how they made the change from 9-to-5 office jobs to owning their own business here, it's a very inspiring story.
Let's get down to the toys! The holidays are closer than you think, and these sets make fabulous gifts. Naia's favorite is the modular vehicle.
If it has wheels and goes vroom, she's all over it. It's a truck, it's a submarine, it's an airplane. My girl spends all kinds of time loading animals and gnomes into the vehicle and driving them around. And let me tell you, even though this is not what this toy was intended for... she likes to get in and on it and ride it around. She has put this lovely vehicle through the toddler abuse test and it's passed with flying colors.
Manzanita Kids also has a beautiful line of blocks, puzzles, and stackers. Using a mix of cherry, maple, and walnut the woods are lovely contrasts of dark and light. These alphabet blocks are a gorgeous example.
Manzanita Kids has an Etsy shop that many of you may be familiar with, but they have just opened their own online store as well. In honor of the opening of Manzanita Kids online, David and Adrienne are generously offering one lucky reader here a free modular tree house! (Giveaway only open to USA residents because of shipping.) This set is beautiful and original and versatile, there are so many different ways your kids can build this tree house.
COMMENTS CLOSED - WE HAVE A WINNER! JESS HOLLAND Please see the CONTACT tab and zap me your mailing address so we can have David and Adrienne send you the beautiful tree house. Thanks everyone! And be sure to use that coupon code until the end of SEPT.
Plus from now until the end of September you can get 15% your order with the code "fall2012".
Thank you David and Adrienne!