Monday, January 11, 2010

You know me....

when I find something worth spreading the word about I do!! I love finding great deals and amazing products. And, this time I found a doozy (as in a good doozy, like one you wanna do cartwheels about, not a bad doozy, like a poopy diaper that's squashed up and out the back)!!!

Make sure you read all the way to the end because you don't wanna miss this. It's not only about my sweet kids this time. It's all about you!!

Back in October I showcased some fun shoes that I'd found for Dane. One turned out to be sweet and nostalgic, but for whatever reason, didn't "perform". He crawled right out of them, every time. The others were useful, easy, and fit good. BUT, they were made of cotton and he crawled holes right into the toes (we do some hard core crawling over here).

So, when I did further research, I found these on etsy.


At first glance, I loved them. The colors. The squishy, comfy look of the fleece. I thought about them. I stalked them. I considered and reconsidered. I took Dane outside to crawl on the concrete to wear those holes in the others (they were already thin and thread bare). And, it was then I could justify the purchase of a pair of these most handsome of creatures!

I chose black and brown. Yeah, I know I looove all the fun, bright colors, but I'm utilitarian at heart (my own shoe collection is equally exciting :). And, he's been wearing them since the first week of December! So, that's over a month of every day use AND washing in the machine, and they're still kicking and looking great!

So, you know how I feel. I thought I'd let you hear it from the mouth of the babe....

"I have more fun swinging in my comfy shoes!"


"I can leap pots and pans in a single bound with my sturdy shoes!"


"I can pull out all of mama's baskets while gnawing on an earphone and not skip a beat (get it, earphone, music, beat :) in my shoes from Hilda!!"



AND, I loved them so much for the little munchkin, I got some for the big boys too!! I am waiting for Hilda to start making them for big people cause I'm all in!!

I know I told you it's all about you, so you're probably asking, "What's in it for me?" Well, I was visiting Hilda at Scire 4 this morning to order a gift and get a pair to match Dane's first birthday shirt and I had a stroke of genius (and bravery).

Some of my friends have long been giving away things to their readers, some of my friends have recently begun to give away, and even little ole me has won TWO blog contests!!! So, I held my breath and asked Hilda if she'd like to give away a pair of her shoes to one of you. Guess what she said.........YES!!!!!!!

So, here's the deal. YOU CAN WIN A PAIR OF THESE SHOES!!! Your choice of size and color!! She makes them all the way up to fit a 7 year old, so this isn't just for those of us with little bitties. And, you could always give them away as a gift. Or, you could dress your animal in them. I'm convinced anyone you put them on would l.o.v.e. them!

Here's how it works:

1 entry for telling me about YOUR favorite pair of shoes

1 entry for posting the contest on YOUR facebook status

1 entry for mentioning and linking to this post on YOUR blog

Oh, AND, 1 last entry for becoming a follower (or already being) on the left sidebar

Comment and tell me what you've done. Be nice and honest because a little birdie told me where liars go.

I will close the contest on Friday 7 PM and will post the winner (chosen by random.org, bright and early Saturday morning. Nothing like finding out you're a winner to start the weekend off right!

You want these, I promise. And, if you don't, enter, win, and give them to me! :)

41 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love love love these shoes. I have a friend that makes similar ones but I hate asking friends to make things for me... even if I pay them for it. I just hate putting people out. So, I really NEED these. Not to pressure you... I'm just sayin.


Ok, so my favorite pair of shoes are my slip on sonuks that I don't have to wear socks with, they are trendy, summery and comfy. I had to buy them since my previous favorite shoes were my leather flip-flops, but after I ran a marathon I lost four toenails and I couldn't bring myself to wear any shoes that showed my toenaillessness.

angelkatt73 said...

Ok-I usually just read your blogs(which I love by the way if I haven't mentioned it!) But decided to try for these shoes cause I think the kids would love a pair. My favorite kinda shoe is the no kind! I love to go barefoot! Summer-Winter-Spring-Fall it dosent matter I just love to be barefoot!(And Yes Danny does not understand this!) I guess it comes from being a country woman! I was rarely in shoes growing up and was out of them as fast as I could manage without getting into trouble!LOL! But if you must have the next favorite would be any type of flipflops(any and all)

Kelly Morris said...

Posted on my blog!
Kelly

Kelly Morris said...

Already a follower/stalker.

Kelly

Kelly Morris said...

My favorite pair of shoes is the most comfortable flip-flops I have at the end of the summer, the ones in which all of the embellishments have fallen off and my footprint is a permanent part of the sole.

Kelly

Christina said...

These shoes are adorable. MY favorite shoes are from LL Bean. It's a tie between my comfort mocs and java mary janes. They are the only company I buy shoes from, they rock!

Christina said...

I am following you!

one frugal lady said...

These look great for keeping my kids feet warm!
My favorite pair of shoes is an old pair of converse sneakers! They may look pretty raggety, but they are so comfy!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Jem said...

My favorite pairs of shoes are my Chuck Taylors (Converse) - all of them. They are comfortable and never goes out of style.

Jem
blueberry748@yahoo.com

Brandi said...

I'm following you now.

Brandi said...
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Brandi said...

My favorite pair of shoes (at this moment) is a pair of men's hiking boots.

Anonymous said...

i am falling in love quickly w/ my mammoth crocs...so warm and comfy!

~eunice b
rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

Anonymous said...

i don't have a blog, so i tweeted your giveaway...http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/7709567536

~eunice b
rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

JuliaGulia said...

My favorite pair of shoes is the leather houseshoes/mocassins my hubby gave me for Christmas. So comfy!

MKB said...

my favorite shoes are my crocks. They look not so great but I just love them!!! I would love to try these out - I hope I win. Kbroderi@msn.com

Taryn said...

My favorite shoes are black leather clogs my mom bought for my birthday:)

Taryn said...

following you!

Taryn said...

posted link on facebook!

The Lowe Family said...

My favorite pair of shoes are my red ballet slippers that now have holes in the bottom because i wear the JUNK outta them. I need some more.

I pimped you on facebook.

I pimped you on my blog with a link.

And I'm already a follower.

Sign me up for FOUR entries hooker.

Chantel said...

I hate shoes, honestly I do. They hurt my (oddly shaped) feet and they annoy me because of that. But then I put on a pair of chaco sandals and I have near lived in them ever since. The sad thing is that I live in the cold country where I can't wear them but 4 months out of the year. This is SAD.

I'd love to get a pair of these or two for my little nieces and nephews. They'd be perfect and they look SO cozy!

alaskawildrose AT gmail DOT com

brooke said...

Love the bamboo cotton and the brown heart!

Staples said...

I hate shoes in general, but I do have to say that I look forward to the winter to wear my clogs (not to be confused with crocs).

And trying to find shoes for my one year old, she hates them as well!

Great giveaway.

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Julie said...

your boys are just darlin'

I now follow your blog as jelaws5

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

I am a gal who goes barefoot-

but my favorite pair of shoes right now are my brown clogs

aunteegem@yahoo.com

SH said...

Right now my fav shoes are my ugg boots it's freezing !
bargainfun1 at yahoo

SH said...

I follow
bargainfun1 at yahoo

heidypie said...

I posted on my blog (www.postyourgiveaway.com) about your giveaway, thanks! Heidi

Heidii said...

I love Robeez. Thanks!
Heidi
www.postyourgiveaway.com

Marnie said...

My favorite shoes are my red leather high heels. I think they make my midget legs look longer.

Anonymous said...

Well many year ago I had to wear black and white oxfords they were very big and clunkey.My sister and i had to wear these for many years all of grade school.I finally got a pair of penny loafers when I got in Jr high and I thought I was the coolest thing since whip cream.I even asked my Dad for a penny to put in each one I took very good care of them I think I wore them for 2 years before I had to part with them.

Anonymous said...

I messed up Dena I left my story anonymously but it is me Carol.I forgot to tell you how cool I looked in my new penny loafers with my white bobbie socks on and my short skirt I had to roll up after I got to school cause my parents wouln't let me wear short skirts now I am talking about just above the knee short.

Jennifer said...

While I read your blog often, I am now officially a "follower"!

My favorite pair of shoes are my Reef flip-flops. (Now for the funny story about them...I bought them 3 summers ago and almost wore them out. The next summer I assumed I could find a replacement; I was wrong. Finally, last summer after searching everywhere I found a pair at a shoe store in Branson. I was so excited to replace the pair that had barely made it through my pregnancy with Reese. Somehow, when I threw the shoe box away that evening, I forgot to remove the shoes first, and yes, the trash was picked up the next morning before I realized my mistake. So, I'm still wearing that ridiculous pair of flip-flops and my feet will soon be dragging pavement because they're worn so thin on the bottom)!

Mason5n1 said...

Entry 1:
my favorite shoes are the Ugg (or Ugg-like) boots. They feel like I am wearing my house slippers!

Entry 2:
I'm going to sign up as a follower of your blog.

daltonganghawaii said...

I posted you on facebook, I am now a follower of your blog and my favorite shoes are flip-flops. I've worn them every single day since moving to Hawaii!!
BTW - I love reading your blog!

Alice said...

My favorite shoes are my slippers! They are warm and comfortable..so much so that sometimes I forget to take them off and end up wearing them around Costco. :) So that means I get two entries...because I become a "follower" too...ok now I better win them for my son from Korea....his FIRST piece of clothing ever!!!

Kim Baxter said...

You always find the best deals! My favorite pair of shoes are my flip flops. I don't really like to have to put on socks.

jennifer brown said...

posted on facebook!

laura c said...

Ever since I broke my foot at SBU welcome week my soph. year, I've had trouble finding good shoes that don't hurt my foot. So, my favorite pair of shoes is my Easy Spirit black mules that have extra support. By the way, I enjoy reading your blog!

stacy m said...

flipflops are my favorite shoe!!!!

Kathleen said...

My little girl Kendal LOVES shoes. She takes off the shoes of the other kids at her sitter. One of her most clear words is "shoe" and she has taken to wearing mom and dad shoes around the house. Recently we found what we call the "never come off" shoes, which look a LOT like these shoes!

My favorite shoes are currently my slipper boots -- they are warm, fuzzy and great for wearing around the house. I don't wear anything else on Saturdays if I can help it.

Just became a follower of your blog -- love reading it!

Will post the contest on my facebook status as soon as I "publish" this.