Sunday, March 2, 2014

#FreshlyPicked and #ShopSadieSky Giveaway!




To say I am excited to be hosting this review and giveaway would be an UNDERSTATEMENT.  I was absolutely thrilled when I learned I was selected to review a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins.  In case you've not heard, Freshly Picked moccasins are the bees knees when it comes to baby and toddler shoes!  In addition to being adorable, these shoes stay on, are super high quality, and are soft but durable.  You may recognize this brand from the hit TV show, ABC's Shark Tank.  Owner/Designer Susan Peterson was recently featured on the hit show and her story is really inspiring.  

From Freshly Picked
"Susan Petersen started making baby moccasins in 2009 after becoming frustrated by the lack of well-designed baby shoes. Using her second child, Gus, as a mocc-tester, and a bag of scrap leather she picked up at a yard sale, she began experimenting with designs. Working at her kitchen table, on a shoestring budget, Susan persisted through some disastrous attempts until she had created a pair of moccasins that not only looked adorable on Gus’ chubby little feet, but stayed on his feet as well.
Since then the moccasins have gone through about six design changes. Each change has perfected the look and the fit of the soft-soled shoe. The moccasins you purchase today are durable, well designed, and most importantly: stay on your child’s foot. 
Money was tight at the time Susan started and in order to earn money to start her business she got resourceful. Her brother owns a window installation business and in the summer of 2009 she convinced him to let her keep the old windows that he was removing from the houses. She spent a whole summer banging the glass out of the windows because they were encased in aluminum frames. At the end of the summer she took the aluminum window frames to the scrap yard and recycled them to get money. She made $200 dollars and with that literal sweat equity, she started her business."

I knew which color I would pick right away- the newly released "Radiant Orchid", inspired by the Pantone color of the year.  I am partial to purple and so is Isla.  My honest opinion now that we've had these shoes for a few weeks and Isla has worn them often:  I am very pleased and will most likely be ordering another pair for Maisy soon.  They are very soft, but the elastic around the ankle makes them stay on.  I requested a size 7 for her, which is what she wears in other brands.  I would say these are true-to-size... perhaps slightly big.  She definitely has room to grow but still walks without trouble.  The ultimate review- Isla loves them.  I mean slightly obsessed.  She can put them on easily herself (another plus!) and often puts them on just to wear around the house for fun.  There is no swaying a two year-old's opinion, so I put a lot of weight into the fact that she loves them.  And omg the new colors and styles!!!  I can't even handle it.  The best part about hosting this review is that one of my blog readers will win a pair of moccasins of their own!  Any pair!  These moccasins come in sizes 1-10 (baby/toddler sizes) and will be shipped to the winner directly from Freshly Picked.


In addition to winning a pair of moccasins, the winner of this giveaway will also receive a handmade Radiant Orchid leather bow from Sadie Sky Boutique, as pictured below.  Jess, from Sadie Sky signed on to participate in this review and giveaway as well and I just think she ROCKS.  She sent my girl a bow of her own and an additional bow (with headband to use if your wee one hasn't much hair) for me to send to the giveaway winner.  I was surprised at how soft this bow was.  For some reason I was picturing a stiffer fabric, but I was so pleasantly surprised when it arrived.  The leather is gushy soft and looks adorbs when paired with her moccasins!  The clip is easy to work and stays in her hair even while playing.  I really *really* like the look of this bow and  might just have to order her new Pink Luxe Set.  I LOVE stripes.



The winner will receive the bow and headband pictured below!

I am so excited to be offering these two fabulous prizes and wish each participant the best of luck!  The winner will be drawn at Midnight on 3/15/14.

*Disclaimer- I received both the moccasins and leather bow complementary in order to facilitate the review.  All opinions expressed are my own and my honest thoughts.  Winner will be draw at random by third party, Rafflecopter.  Moccasins will be sent to the winner directly from Freshly Picked.  Bow and headband will be sent by me.




32 comments:

  1. I love the sand suede or the gold!

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  2. Wyatt wandered up while I was looking at the camo ones and started shouting at me about the green shoes. They look great!

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  3. I like the Heirloom and the Frosted Rose and the Ebony...:)

    Melissa Lee

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  4. I LOVE the Heirloom and Orchid! Thank you so much for this giveaway Jessica :)

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  5. I LOVE the Heirloom and Orchid! Thanks for the giveaway Jessica :)

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    1. oops sorry for two comments!!! my computer is sooo slow it didnt show my first comment for awhile...

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    2. Love the platinum :) thank you!!

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  6. My girls love purple so I'd have to say radiant orchid.

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  7. Steel is the perfect neutral!

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  8. I love shiny things, and the chrome ones are spectacular!

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  9. I really like the Prince George moccs!

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  10. I love the orchid, color of the year!

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  11. Love these, so hard to choose a Fav!

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  12. I think I'm still really torn between the iced mint and the new camo ones! I think I would go with camo since I have a baby girl that would love them now and a baby boy due in may that she could hand them down to when she's done <3

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  13. I love the platinum or the yellow. Great giveaway.

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  14. I love the frosted rose! They are adorable! Thanks for the great giveaway

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  15. Would love to own a pair of moccs from freshly picked (frosted rose)

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  16. Love the Copper for my little guy

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  17. Obsessed with the platinum ones.

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  18. I love the platinum or gold moccs!!

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  19. So many to choose from! Love goldenrod, frosted mint and rose and radiant orchid.

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  20. The frosted rose and coral are amazing! Thanks for the chance :)

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  21. Love the weathered brown! Great for my son!!

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