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GIVEAWAY: Old-fashioned doll will inspire creativity

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I am honored to partner with Once Upon A Treehouse to give away a doll to one of my lucky blog readers.

The little ballerina doll arrived in a sheer pink drawstring bag. So cute!

With a hand-painted face and standing at about 4 inches tall, “Buttercup” was adorable. A tiny bow attached to a rick-a-rack headband nestled in her blond hair, pink Mary Jane shoes, white leggings, a pink dance dress secured with a pink ribbon … ready for little hands to begin playing and imagining a world of tutus.

Once Upon A Treehouse includes handmade traditional wooden dolls and accessories. Sisters, “Mommies” and business owners Lori Schoeneman and Tara Schoeneman-Brown use natural materials – wool, cotton and wood – to create these charming character dolls as well as dollhouses, furniture, clothing and accessories.

When the sisters were young, they played with a wooden dollhouse built by their grandfather. As they had their own families, they wanted to start a company that would provide the same inspiration for imagination they had been given as children.

So, Once Upon A Treehouse was born in 2011 with a variety of doll-related products.

But, it’s not just the gift you give your child that can make you feel good about buying a doll from Once Upon A Treehouse.

Through their “Fairy DollMother Program,” for every doll bought, another doll is given to a child in need. Go here to read more about this program.

If you would like to win “Buttercup” for your child, grandchild or another child in your life, simply email me at with the name of your favorite doll or toy from your childhood. Please provide your name, contact information and your mailing address. The winner will be selected randomly, so it doesn’t matter which toy was your favorite. Deadline for entry is Oct. 22, 2012.

I had many dolls I liked – Thumbelina, Skipper, Barbie — but one of my most favorite was my Raggedy Ann doll handmade by my older sister, Betty. Raggedy Ann and I enjoyed many adventures through the years.

Your child might be able to enjoy the Once Upon A Treehouse doll soon and start their own adventures in make-believe.

– Linda Lynn

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Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›