Sunday, November 6, 2016

One Step Ahead: One Stop Shop for Christmas with Easy Payment Option


We received a lot of great items to review for Mail4Rosey for the year 2016, those that came from One Step Ahead though, were my absolute favorites. 



Some of the items took some time to assemble, but they were worth it and then some. Plus my youngest likes to help me build things, so we look at it as family time when we're putting something big together.


It's very rewarding to watch an item go from bits and pieces to something amazing, and know that you're the one who is putting the thing together.


Of course it always helps when pieces and parts are labeled correctly, and with everything we've ever received from One Step Ahead, everything was easy to identify. Right down to the doorknobs on this fun playhouse we were building back in the summer.


My son was especially into building this one because it was so big. The idea of creating something he knew he was going to have hours of fun playing in, alone and with his friends in the neighborhood, gave him an extra burst of building gusto for this project. He'd never built anything quite this extensive before, and we had a blast!


I will say though, this child of mine is amazing with following the directions and getting everything matched together as it should be (we may to thank Lego for that, I do believe). Sometimes if I find the directions confusing on a project we're doing, I'll ask him to take a look at it. The same holds true if we are dabbling wtih electronics too, but that's a different story. ;)


The little features, like the latching door (as seen above) just delighted him! I guess because they were life-sized? I dunno... it was awesome for me though to see him getting so excited over watching this project come together.


Little details like curtains,

and the mailbox with a flag you can raisse or lower, added to the charm while we were putting on the final finishing touches. 


Even the pediment and roof trim had little special touches to make them look a bit fancy. Best of all, the things you buy from One Step Ahead are sturdy and built to last. This particular play house is made of weather-resistant Sanmu wood, which is a type of Cedar. It's definitely going to last awhile.


One Step Ahead is the kind of company who makes it easy to shop online too. In addition to their fast delivery time and stellar customer service, they also offer a convenient payment option with their simple, no-hassle OSA credit plan. That is a great option to explore with holiday shopping about to hit full swing.

Like I said, we have absolutely loved every single thing we have received from One Step Ahead. They are the perfect place to go for not only holiday shopping, but any shopping you have or want to do (big or small) that has children involved. They also offer a ton of items that create practical solutions for common challenges...like upholstery protectors for car seats, allergy labels and bracelets for when the children are out of the house or away from their parents, net hammocks so stuffies have a 'home' and so so much more!

One Step Ahead is definitely a great place to get your holiday shopping done. There are only 49 days left until the big day (or 48 days, 6 hours, 58 minutes and 1 second) 
not that I'm counting or anything). :)

You can learn more about One Step Ahead by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter



56 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, that sure looks to be great quality indeed. A nice little spot for him to hideout now.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is one awesome playhouse!

Sandee said...

How fun. My son would have loved this when he was little. And doing things together rocks.

Have a fabulous day and tell your son he's handsome. ☺

Rebecca Bryant said...

What a wonderful place to shop. I love this little house. my niece would have a blast playing in it.

Kerri said...

Love your step by step pictures!
One Step Up does have a great selection and I can't believe how close Christmas Day is!

Akhil Sharma said...

Unfortunately, we don't have great companies like "One Step Ahead" here in India. BTW, this playhouse is so cool.

Julie Maloney said...

We have a great spot in the woods behind our house that would be perfect for this! I'm going to show my husband.

Our Family World said...

What a cute idea! My daughter would love to have this for sure, it is also great gift idea.

Nikki said...

I'm thankful that this is more on details, especially on step by step, it is really helpful.

DogVills said...

Wow! Such a cute playhouse, my kids will surely love it.

Laura B said...

This playhouse looks amazing! KidKraft is always great quality stuff. Thanks for sharing about One Step Ahead, it looks like they have a lot of innovative products for children.

Lindsey Domer said...

Love the little house! Endless hours of fun using imagination and NO technology! Great way for kids to have fun!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey - love how your son embraces everything .. and amazing to have that talent for reading instructions and following along - yeah .. not like me who'd dive right in! Wonderful to see ... cheers Hilary

Tiffany said...

That is such a nice playhouse! It looks like great quality that will really last for many years. My kids would love it.

Laura Robinson said...

Looks like a great cubby house. Lay away is great for Christmas and birthday presents that can't be hidden easily at home.

Stacie said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous play house! I love that rustic look. I'm all about the layaway as well. It's a great way to soften the blow of Christmas shopping.

Terri Beavers said...

This is the cutest thing ever. My grand kids would have a blast playing in it and helping to put it together.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Love the play house and your son is just so adorable. I hope he enjoyed Halloween.
Have a wonderful week. :)
Julie

Elizabeth O. said...

This is an awesome place to shop for gifts this Christmas! I love the house that you picked as well. I'm sure the kids love it!

Melissa Chapman said...

This is the cutest DIY house! Love how your kids were all able to help put it together- and we are also huge fans of One Step Ahead- and their products that encourage little minds to stretch their imaginations!

Jenna said...

That playhouse looks awesome! I'll have to look into their payment options. We are buying a house and prepping so payments make things easier for us!

Jennifer Johnson said...

My kids had a play house they got for Christmas once that they loved!!! This looks like a great one!

Kristi Maloney said...

Wow! That is quite the playhouse. It looks so well made. I agree One Step Ahead has quality items!

Pam said...

I have always loved One Step Ahead products. They are such high quality and so fun.

Marcie W. said...

One Step Ahead seems to have some fantastic items! Since holiday shopping can easily get expensive, the payment plan seems especially helpful too.

Tracy Iglesias said...

Color me impressed! I absolutely hate assemblying stuff, I just don't have the patience for it, this came out awesome, great job!

Tracy @ Ascending Butterly

Fashiongrail said...

That's an awesome looking playhouse! Love that One Step Ahead made it so that kids were able to get involved, that alone puts this product ahead of the rest!

Cassie Tucker said...

Being able to take your time to pay over the holidays always takes a little stress out of shopping. I'm glad that One Step Ahead offers this.

Theresa Mahoney said...

We've always been fans of One Step Ahead. I think that's great they have a convenient payment plan, making it a little easier to get quality items for special people on your holiday list.

Sandra Roberts said...

WOW! That's a pretty cool project! I'll have to remember to pitch them when my granddaughter gets a little older.

Our Family World said...

I never thought that there is a company like this, it's really cute playhouse for kids.

Rashmi Chalukya said...

Thats a cool palyhouse. It sounds like great fun for kids and at the same time some quality creative work :)

agnes dela cruz said...

Love the project and the idea of getting savings for a one stop shop.

rhewi montemayor said...

I really love how it looks like at the end! I love it and I want this for my kid

alissa apel said...

How fun! I love playhouses, tree houses, tents and teepees. They are a blast!

alissa apel said...

I forgot to mention forts, I love forts too!

Toni | BoulderLocavore.com said...

Oh wow! This is an amazing playhouse! I love that it's very easy to set up. Perfect gift this holiday. :D

Reesa Lewandowski said...

This has always been one of my favorite children's brands!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

How fun! I've never heard of One Step Ahead before. That playhouse would be a huge hit in my house, and I'm sure would bring many hours of great play! - Jeanine

Ann B said...

One Step Ahead sounds like a great company. I love how this little house turned out.

Seattle Travel Blogger said...

Wow this looks like it was a heck of an achievement for you and your son! It must have made him proud and get such a sense of accomplishment on the large-scale project!

NYCTechMommy said...

What an adorable play house! Seems like a great company with great products. Perfect place to get holiday shopping started.

Laura Funk said...

I also love the feeling of watching something go from pieces to a complete project! I totally would love this for our kids

Kiwi said...

I love this playhouse. I wish someone would of made me one growing up!

Crystal said...

I love Christmas, and can't wait every year to start the fun. It looks like you found a great gift for little ones.

Tonya said...

What a cute playhouse! Love that your son was able to lend a hand to the construction phase.

Teresa Moody said...

oh my gosh-I love it!! I want one in my backyard too. lol

Kelly Hutchinson said...

This looks like such a great playhouse! I think the easy payment option is smart for the holidays.

~ Noelle said...

What a fun thing. I had a play house growing up. Loved it. Good times

Louise Bishop said...

Oh my gosh, how amazing is that?! Great product and it provided a fun time together as a family!

Kita Bryant said...

I would be excited if I got that item as well! Would love that playhouse!

Amanda Love said...

It's such a nice gift for the kids and everyone will get to play with this too, not just one kid. I'm going to look more into the offers that they have, thanks!

Mistee Dawn said...

This sounds like a wonderful option to me! I love places that give payment options for those that might have trouble paying all at once.

Brianne Manz said...

What a cute little house. We are huge fans of one step ahead!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This is an amazing play house and would be a perfect gift idea for my niece's kid or my nephew. One Step Ahead does indeed sound like a wonderful place to shop and I love the payment plan that you can use. This post I will have to share with my niece and my sister. Thanks for sharing this awesome place to shop.

Jake Cuevas said...

This looks like fun to build. Maybe down the road of life, I might get a chance to do this!