What is it about a stick-horse that evokes such warm, happy, nostalgic thoughts? I just love them! They are the simplest toy and inspire loads of imagination and creativity, which is something I look for in the best playthings. Believe it or not, in the right setting, I think they would also add perfect accents to your decor; especially if you were buying them custom-made from Lil, over at Lil’s Garden. Her Etsy shop is on my list of favorites.
Lil designed her own pattern and makes the most adorable stick horse heads I have ever seen anywhere. They’re available in the traditional browns, grays, black and tan, of course; but Lil truly understands a child’s creative bent and she makes horses in some very non-traditional colors and patterns, too. They’re so beautifully whimsical! You can find ponies with giraffe spots or zebra stripes, calico prints and even polka-dots. No color is off-limits and all of them are marvelous!
Lil sent a sweet Pretty in Pink stick horse head for me to review. I picked her especially for my granddaughters who I know will spend hours of creative play riding her through some distant princess kingdom. When the stick-horse head arrived I was thrilled with the quality construction and materials. I have no doubt it will withstand rigorous play sessions with ease. The head came without a stick, as that just makes so much more sense for shipping purposes. The shipping box included simple instructions and a zip tie for mounting the head on a dowel or broomstick. I purchased a 36-inch long, 1-inch wooden dowel in the craft department at Wal-Mart; and, with Lil’s simple instructions, had the stick horse ready for its first gallop in less than five minutes!
Not only do I anticipate that Pretty in Pink will become a treasured and favorite toy at Grandma’s, I suspect we will be adding to the stable. I really just love the way these pretty ponies look and it seems only natural that each grandchild should have one! Don’t you think?
Visit Lil’s Garden and pick out a stick-horse for each of your favorite little people or maybe even for yourself! If you don’t see the perfect color or pattern for your needs, just send a note to Lil and she will custom-design an equine beauty, just for you! Lil’s Garden has graciously sponsored a giveaway for our Blogmania “Christmas at Home: A Celebration!” giveaway event. (Can”t you just picture the excitement of finding one of these sweet horses under the tree on Christmas morning?) The winner will be able to pick the stick horse head of their choice from Lil’s Garden shop!
You can definitely stop by on Sept 15 and 16 for our huge Blogmania Giveaway event (and I hope you do). We already have over $1500 in prizes for you to win, right here, at Busy-at-Home! And on Sept 15, my list of links to the other Blogmania hosts will go LIVE, pointing you to nearly $40,000 in other giveaways going on for that same 48 hours! Plan to spend a few hours on the Internet! You aren’t going to want to miss this chance to win some fantastic items that can take a big bite out of your Christmas shopping expenses and help you find some amazing merchants and shops you didn’t know were here.
And to increase your chances of being a winner here at Busy-at-Home, I’ve been making tons of Bonus Entries available. Our review for Lil’s Garden and her adorable stick-horses is no exception. To receive your Bonus Entry, today, just visit Lil’s Garden and pick out your favorite whimsical steed. Then send Lil a note on her Facebook account (Be sure you “like” her, first!). Just cut and paste the one, below, if you like.
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I’m visiting from Busy-at-Home http://www.busy-at-home.com/http://busy-at-home.com/ridem-cowboy-a-lils-garden-review-giveaway-plus-bonus/. I love the stick horses at Lil’s Garden. My favorite is—–fill in the name of your favorite here—–. Thanks for being a Blogmania sponsor!
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I received the Pretty in Pink Horse Head in order to complete this review. The views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and no payment was received to write the review.