SURPRISE! I've Been Accepted to the 2012 Step2 Test Drive Mom Blogger Program


I have to share with you one of the coolest things that's happened to me as of late.  I received a package in the mail today.  Now, while that's cool, what made this package unique is that I had absolutely no idea who sent it.  As a product review blogger, I get items in the mail almost daily, but I can always tell you what's inside before I even open it.

But today...nada.  I was completely stumped!  The surprise got even better when I opened the box to find a GIANT FORTUNE COOKIE inside!  Just look...

Step2 Test Drive Mom Blogger

Of course, the best surprise was when I finally figured out that to discover who sent this fortune cookie, I was going to have to read the special message inside.  Here's what it said:

"A day without laughter is a day wasted." ~ Charlie Chaplin.

Welcome to the 2012 Step2 Test Drive Mom Blogger Program!  Thanks for all you do as a mom and as a Step2 Brand Advocate.  ~ The Step2 Team

How amazing is that?  I couldn't believe my eyes and had to read it two or three more times for the good news to really sink in!  I've reviewed several Step2 toys with my daughter since becoming a blogger, such as the Naturally Playful Summertime Play Center, the Grill and Play Patio Cafe and the Build and Store Block Activity Table, all of which my daughter still plays with on a regular basis.

They have such a wide variety of well-made, imaginative and active toys for children that definitely stand up to the use and abuse that kids can dole out.  For these reasons, my entire family is a huge fan of Step2!  I am still in shock at my recent good fortune and can't wait to bring you the latest and greatest information, promotions and products that Step2 has to offer.  Yippee!  <:-P

A super huge thanks to Step2 for the chance to participate in the Test Drive Mom Blogger Program and for the extra yummy way you decided to announce it!  :bow down:

Do your children have any Step2 toys?  If so, please share your experiences with Step2!
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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4 Responses to SURPRISE! I’ve Been Accepted to the 2012 Step2 Test Drive Mom Blogger Program

    shelly Says:


    Congratulations! I would love to be a Step 2 blogger. I love Step 2 products! My baby girl hasn’t used any as of yet, but I do love their play kitchens, easels, art desks, and play houses. My nephews had some step 2 products and they held up to two rowdy boys!

      Melissa Says:


      Hi Shelly,

      Thanks! You’re right about these toys holding up. My daughter is a terror on her toys at times, but she hasn’t even begun to put a dent into her Step2 toys yet. Have a wonderful day!

    Julia Says:


    That’s fantastic! Congrats. We have used many Step 2 products over the years with our kids and they have stood up great. In fact we have a cozy coupe that is older then my oldest daughter. Was a hand me down from my sisters.

      Melissa Says:


      Hi Julia,

      Thanks! Wow, now that’s a toy that has stood the test of time! Those cozy coupe’s usually get a lot of wear and tear by kiddos too. My daughter has one and loves to “drive” it everywhere. Have a great day!

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