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Saturday, September 5, 2009

CSN Stores

Remember this post where I told you I would be doing a review of a CSN Stores product?

Well, my order was placed on August 24th and arrived two days later. I was very excited to get that box.

I had to wait a couple of days to open the box because we are giving this to Kira for her birthday. I needed to open it up when neither of the girls were around to see what was going on. They tend to be very nosy.

If you'll recall, I chose to receive this school pack to review.

The very first thing I noticed when I pulled the back pack out is that the material is NOT flimsy. I really expected to find something similar to what you find in the local stores. I was pleasantly surprised to realize that this back pack is made to withstand a lot of abuse.

The pencil case is also very sturdy. It has a collection of colored pencils that are already sharpened and ready to go. There's a sharpener included for when the pencils become worn. The quality just amazed me.

My first thought had been than the price tag for this set was just way too steep. I tend to be cheap about these things. Now that I have the set in my hands, I can see that spending the money would be worth it because this set seems like it will last.

I will be giving this to Kira for her birthday soon. When I do, I'll post some pictures of her opening it up and checking it out. I know she will love, love, love it just because it is covered in horses. We haven't decided when her party will be just yet because Grandma Shari is out of town for a while. When Grandma gets back home we will be having the birthday party. This gift is for the party.

One more point that I should note: This is a gender neutral set. The packs are red with the orange reflective strips and the horses are good for either a boy or a girl. There's nothing particularly "cutesy" about the set that would make it a bad choice for a boy.


Petula said...

Sounds absolutely fab. I can't wait to see the pictures and hope she's feeling up to checking it out.