Giveaway: Backyard Camping with Magic Cabin. Win a $50 gift certificate

12:01 AM Posted by Centsible Mommy




There is nothing more gratifying for the mind, body and soul than a day out surrounded by nature. Sometimes, I like to turn off the TV, power down the cell phones, grab the kids and spend the days outdoors appreciating all Mother Nature has to offer. Because we can’t just pack up and go on vacation; or always afford a day away from home, sometimes a little backyard camping is all we need to reconnect with nature’s beauty. Backyard camping in nature is not only fun for the kids because it’s a change from their usual habits, but it can be a fun learning experience, too, as they learn about birds, insects, trees, flowers, and more.

We were recently sent a few items from Magic Cabin that enhanced my children’s backyard camp out experience. Here’s how we enjoyed them:

For starters, we pitched the cute kids' Camping Tent from Magic Cabin to set up “camp”. This was not only a great way to enhance my boys’ backyard “camping” experience and make it feel like an actual campsite, but it was fun for my boys to pretend, play and relax in this fun camping tent. This one touch tent sets up in seconds as it easily just pops up when opened, so setting up camp wasn’t difficult at all.











After the tent was pitched, we decided to do a little bug and bird watching. So we sat quietly (very hard to do with 2 young children, but we tried our best) and looked and listened for our outdoor neighbors: feathered friends, winged insects, or other creepy crawlies. To call and attract the birds we used the Audubon Bird Call from Magic Cabin. 







When we’d spot a feathered friend or insect, my boys took turns using the Optic Explorer from Magic Cabin  to get a closer look. Of course, they used it to get a better look at everything: the trees, the leaves, birds, bugs, our dogs, rocks and dirt and of course each other. Ha!





After exploring everything the outdoors had to offer, we then had a  "picnic" for dinner, followed by some more play in their tent. When it got dark, we fired up our fire pit (if you don’t have one…a charcoal grill works great, too) and used our new Marshmallow Tree to roast marshmallows to make s'mores while enjoying the night sky and each other’s company. This campfire essential allowed us to roast enough marshmallows for everyone all at once.

Our backyard camp out was fun and restful; and the boys even learned a few things too.







More information about the featured items from Magic Cabin:

Camping Tent: This professional-looking tent morphs from folded to full-of-kids in a moment. Thanks to "one-touch" technology, you just lift it out of its carry bag, hold it up, shake it to snap it into shape, and let the pretend adventures begin! Included carry bag makes it a breeze to pack along to the beach, lake or campsite. Features include a waterproof poly oxford floor adds to its versatility, netting at the roof ensures good ventilation, and the durable, UV-treated, 30-SPF-coated polyester fabric adds extra protection from the sun's rays. For happy campers ages 3 and up.
Size: Approx. 48" x 48" x 36"

Audubon Bird Call:  You can attract many birds with the Audubon Bird Call, a little birchwood and pewter device that chirps and twitters - imitating several birdcalls - when you twist it. Easy to tuck in a pocket or backpack, or carry around your neck on a string. Handcrafted in New England. For ages 5 and up.

Optic Explorer: Young explorers can carry this 2-in-1 telescope/microscope in their pockets or backpacks for up-close viewing of bugs, birds, rocks, leaves and other natural (or man-made) treasures.Perfect for school field trips, camping, hiking or backyard explorations. 12x microscope extends to become a 7x telescope. Contains an 18mm object lens.Colors will vary, Blue or Red we will choose for you. For ages 8 and up.

Marshmallow Tree: Whether they're roughing it in the woods or merely pretend-camping in the backyard, kids will love our 10-prong Marshmallow Tree. It's made from non-stick coated steel wire that's bent and turned to look like the branches of a tree, and has a rosewood-stained, tapered wood handle

Buy it: All the items featured in this review can be purchased directly from Magic Cabin.

Win it: We are giving away a $50 gift certificate to Magic Cabin to one Centsible Mommy reader to use toward Backyard Camping items or anything you choose from Magic Cabin.

Here’s how to enter:
Click over to Magic Cabin, browse the site, and then come back here and leave me a comment on what you’d buy with your $50 gift certificate. Be sure to leave an email address with your entry. Keep reading for additional ways to gain entries.

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Refer a friend. Get 1 entry for each friend who enters this giveaway and tells me you sent them! (1 entry each)

Don't forget to enter all my other giveaways still going on! Look on the right sidebar for the current list.



Contest ends at 11:59 pm CST on August 10th. Winner will be randomly selected using a random number generator at random.org.  Winner will be notified in this post and by email. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be drawn. Open to U.S. Residents 18+ only.

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  1. Kathleen said...

    I love Magic Cabin. I think I'd buy a couple of the Storage Bins, an owl and a monkey, for my son's room.

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  5. Abby said...

    I love the little ironing board set. That would be awesome for my house as my little girl likes to "help" mommy do chores!

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  9. cstironkat said...

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  27. betsy said...

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  28. Lo said...

    I'd get growth charts for both my kids, and some play food.

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  30. sweepmom said...

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  31. Grace said...

    Love Magic Cabin!
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  32. Meredith said...

    Mini Silk Streamers would be lots of fun .

  33. littlelatina said...

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  34. Tara V. said...

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  42. Sarah said...

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  43. Sara said...

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  44. dedimus said...

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  46. BabyElan said...

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  50. Madeline said...

    The Rainbow Rollers look like fun!

  51. Becky said...

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  56. Anonymous said...

    so many nice things I am sure I buy more then my $50.00 prize

  57. mframe said...

    I love the Austrian Sandbox. This would fit perfectly in our backyard.
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  58. Stephanie said...

    I would like to buy the Sand Digger for my son for sure then I would pick up a few other small things :0)
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  63. Katie said...

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  64. EllaBella said...

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  75. sweetsue said...

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  81. Jenn S. said...

    I love the faerie houses. Would probably get the Mushroom and the Acorn houses with the GC.

  82. Beth said...

    I'd get the Doorway Puppet Theater.

  83. Snowflake07 said...

    I would get the Apple House Play Set for my daughter. I think she'd like it a lot with the little animals.
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  88. paula michele said...

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  90. idahomom said...

    I am seeing a lot of creative play with Play Stands and Canopy

  91. rah267 said...

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  92. Sweeter the berry said...

    Great Big Outdoor Playball



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  97. jsc123 said...

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  108. Anonymous said...

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  109. codi said...

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  115. Shellie said...

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  123. ellie said...

    I might get the Plan City Fire Station for my little grandson. He's crazy about firetrucks.
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  127. AEKZ2 said...

    I'd like to buy the Nesting Suitcases

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  129. Viva said...

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  131. Jennifer R said...

    I would use it towards the Tetherball Game for my kids and I to play.

  132. Forget Shyness Reviews said...

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    Native American Bead Loom Kit

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