June 20, 2014

Freshly Picked Giveaway!

Happy Friday Friends!

Does anyone else just love Shark Tank? I don't know if it's the sharks themselves, the deals they make or learning about new companies and products (and the determination that got them started) but I love watching the show. My favorite is to watch it with my dad whenever I'm home in Ohio.

If you watch the show, then you are probably familiar with Freshly Picked... and if not, let me introduce them and their inspirational story to you.

Freshly Picked was started by Susan Petersen who was frustrated with baby shoes and in 2009 started to make her own moccasins with scraps of leather from a yard sale. Using her own baby as the tester, she continued to make designs until she came up with one that looked adorable and stayed on his feet.
To keep the business going when money got tight, she convinced here brother, who owns a window installation business, to let her keep the old windows. Encased in aluminum frames, she broke out the glass and recycled the aluminum to a scrap yard. This started her business.

We started putting shoes on Logan when he was around 6 months old and crawling. Around the house, we kept him barefoot but if we were going to be out and about... shoes it was. I read somewhere in all my baby research that soft soled shoes were the best for babies to wear while learning to walk so we kept him in soft soled shoes. When he started walking outside we got him his first pair of Stride Rites early walkers and these are the only shoes he has worn.
Freshly Picked was generous enough to send us a pair for Logan to try out!
We chose the Camo color - found here and it was a really hard decision with all the adorable colors. Good thing I don't have a girl... it would have been impossible with all the golds, pinks and purples. 
What I love about these shoes
1. They are adorable. Honestly, I love love love the look of these shoes when Logan is running all over the place.

2. They are made in the US. There is nothing better than supporting a company that keeps jobs in the US.

3. They are easy to get on and do not slip off my little guys feet. This is so important with shoes. The last thing I want is for him to be running around, slip out of his shoes and fall over.
My only con's are
- They are a bit pricey. At $60 a pop, they are definitely not the cheapest shoes around. But again, you are paying for well designed shoes that are made in the US.

-Mine are suede and might be a little tougher to clean than the leather. However, I went for style on this one. :)
Now for the fun part... YOU can win a pair!
Here is how to enter....

Check out the Freshly Picked site, Enter the Rafflecopter (could take a minute to load) and leave a comment below, letting me know what you love about these shoes and what color you like best. (I know it's hard... )

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This will be open until June 30th and the winner will be posted shortly after the giveaway ends- so check back to see if you won!
This giveaway is open to US residents only... sorry!

Good luck!

23 comments:

Birdie Bee said...

I would choose the camo moccasins.

tiffany l said...

radiant orchid! and i love how there are matching bags!

Kayla said...

I love the new limited patriotic moccs! I would choose them or ivory.

Brooke T said...

i would pick... golden rod!

kassidymarie said...

My favorite thing about Freshly Picked is that Susan is an amazing example of a Mom/American with a dream. She did whatever it took to make her dream come true! I also love that she lives in Utah because that is where I live (: She has also stayed very humble while her business has begun to make it big. If I were the lucky winner, I would choose either the Rose Gold or her new "Born in the USA" mocks! Thank you for hosting this giveaway (:

Michele said...

I love the weathered brown!

Laney Silber said...

I would choose raspberry! Such a fun girly color!

Alisa Benitez said...

Hi,
I love that the Freshly Picked moccs are so fashionable and look great with jeans, shorts, leggings... the possibilities are endless! After 20 minutes of looking at all the beautiful moccasins I would chose the Aruba. I'm convinced my son looks awesome in every color he wears, but teal(ish) colors look awesome on him!

Desi said...

I would choose camo or coral. Expecting #2 in two months. I love that these shoes stay on!

Em Mahr said...

Tough choice! I'd pick either the weathered brown or the stone suede

Bethanyanne said...

I'd love a pair of the neon pinks!

Mamita2be said...

Patriotic moccs are so lovely!!!

James Coleman said...

My little man would look good in the Cherry!

Camilla Coleman Brooks said...

I would choose the steel moccasins!

Sandra said...

stone suede

Nicki Joseph said...

Birch is my favorite!

Kayla Britt said...

Love the camp moccasins!

Laura Schneider said...

I've been admiring these little moccasins for a while! I love that they are a soft soled shoes, perfect for new walkers. And let's not forget the adorable fringe detail! The moccasin design really sets it apart from other baby shoes. With all of the amazing colors I would have a hard time choosing. If I am the lucky winner, I would choose the "Born in the USA" pattern...in honor of the 4th of July of course. I'd love to see my son sport these the rest of the summer. Thanks for the awesome review Megan!

Marsha said...

These are to die for. I would pick the Glacier!

Becky Lyons Borgia said...

I love the Ebony moccasins.

*Dusty* said...

I would choose swimming with the sharks!

kathyluman said...

I like the RED ROCK SUEDE - MOCCASINS.

Sarah Hayes said...

i would choose coral