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Hey Dude Shoes {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are having a wonderful day with the people you love and that you are being treated like a Queen (or King!). Today I’ve got a lovely giveaway for you that you will fall head-over-heels for in love!

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Hey Dude Shoes is a super cool line of Men’s and Women’s shoes that are uber-comfortable. The company prides itself on the comfort of its shoes, and to that I can attest! My husband reviewed a pair of Hey Dude shoes last year, and he loved them. He still wears them a few nights a week and they’re still as comfortable as they were when he first purchased them!

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Last May, Hey Dude only sold Men’s shoes, but said they would soon be coming out with a Women’s line. Well, they’re finally here, and I’m excited to present to you one of their female styles–the Pasione Lady!

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These shoes are C.O.M.F.Y!!! First of all, there’s a thick layer of furry fluff lining the whole shoe that feels like a dream to walk on. The fluff keeps my feet super warm and snug, and I almost don’t want to wear socks with them because they feel like slippers inside! Hey Dude has managed to take the classic lug boot style–which can be fairly heavy–and make it super light; only 5 ounces! And the insole conforms to your feet, giving them cushioning and support.

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I wasn’t sure if I could pull these boots off, but I think with the right outfit, anyone can make these awesome boots work–and believe me, they’re so comfy and wonderful, you will want to make them work! I only wish it was colder here in California (the “cold snap” snapped and is already gone) so I could wear these more often!

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Hey Dude also sells the Abetone Lady shoe, a few other Women’s styles, and tons of Men’s styles. All of their shoes can be purchased online or through one of their Stockists (check their online map to find a store near you). Or, if you’re really lucky, you could win a pair of the Pasione Lady Shoes today!

Win a pair of Pasione Lady Shoes from Hey Dude Shoes!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of February 25, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Hey Dude Shoes, but all opinions are strictly my own.

KicKee Pants {Review}

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Labor Day “officially” marks the end of summer, at least according to people who have kids in school. For those of us with kids little enough to be at home 24/7, summer’s still going, and will be for at least another month. But for those of you with school-age children, chances are, you’ve already done most of your back-to-school shopping, or maybe you’re going to finish it up this weekend with all the good Labor Day sales. But in case you’ve got just a few items of clothing left on your list or you’re looking for a gift for a friend (or something for yourself!) look no further than KicKee Pants!

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KicKee Pants designs all its clothing with the idea that “children should feel unrestricted by their clothing, even when they are dressed up, and that apparel for little ones should celebrate the innocence of childhood!” I love this mantra! Kids should be able to run, skip, tumble and play in their clothes, but not have to live in grungy sweats 24/7 to be able to do so. KicKee Pants has an adorable girls line including dresses, rompers, pants, hoodies, tights and leggings, and much more. Check out just some of these cute designs!

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Their boys line is equally cute (though we should say “cool” for the sake of the boys). I love their pajama line–they pair fun fabrics in bold colors for the bottoms with a coordinating top. Some tops have a large single-digit number on them. How fun would it be to get a set of pajamas with your new age for your birthday?!

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We were sent the Print Long Sleeve Polo in River Lattice to review. The shirt is solidly constructed and fits just right. My son is currently wearing a size 4T/5T/Boys size 4, and the size 5 fit him perfectly. The sleeves seemed a bit short, but maybe my son just has monkey arms (his dad does, so it’s a possibility). The fabric (95% Viscose from bamboo, 5% Spandex) is SUPER soft and stretchy and feels like it would be so comfortable to wear. It is long sleeved which will be warm in the winter but is light (not thin) which is good for my always-running-around-and-getting-sweaty boy. I love the print–it is fun and unique, and the colors blend well together. The blue looks great on my son, too! There’s no way I could get him to put this on with a pair of jeans or khaki pants in this heat, but you can imagine how slick this would look paired with a pair of pants!

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KicKee Pants also has a great Women’s line. They sell all sorts of cute Maternity Shirts as well as Nightgowns and Robes. The nightgowns are made out of the same fabric as the shirt we were sent, and believe me, I could LIVE in a nightgown made out of this fabric.  I really don’t think I’d ever change out of it because it’s just so soft and stretchy and dreamy. The website suggests pairing the Nightgown with a Newborn Outfit (which they also sell) as a shower gift–how perfect would that be?!

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Connect with KicKee Pants on Facebook and Twitter!

 

**The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced by monetary compensation. 

MicroDry Kitchen Mat {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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The Kitchen. It’s simultaneously the best and worst place in the house. Best because that’s where all the food is stored, prepared and eaten. Worst because after the food is prepared and eaten it all has to be cleaned up. Doing dishes is probably my least favorite “wifely duty,” and we have a dishwasher, so I know I really can’t complain. Also, my husband and I struck up a deal when we got married that whoever cooked the meal didn’t have to clean up, so I really really can’t complain because I do most of the cooking and therefore the least of the dishes. That said, I still hate doing dishes when I have to. Standing in front of the sink scrubbing pots and pans can feel like hours of monotonous, horrible work, especially if I don’t have anything comfy to stand on. I purchased a squishy kitchen mat from Costco a few years ago, and it helped, but nothing has been as comfy as the Textra Kitchen Mat from MicroDry.
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MicroDry makes products for the home, bath, kitchen, pets and even the beach! Their patented material is a high-density, machine-washable type of memory foam that quickly absorbs moisture, super helpful for things like hair-drying towels and bath mats. And all of their floor mats feature a slip-resistant floor-covering base so that oh-so-comfy mat doesn’t slide out from underneath you and land you on your bottom. You can view and purchase most of their collection on their website or shop their collection at any Bed Bath and Beyond near you.
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I received the New Textra Kitchen Mat in Coffee. I don’t drink coffee, but I think the color was a pretty good match to what coffee looks like. The fabric is soft and smooth to the touch, and according to the website, “the new ‘Textra’ micro-pebbled fabric can now withstand piling, significantly reducing the amount of dirt and small particles trapped on the mat.” I do feel that it still traps a lot of dirt, but a little shake outside or a quick vacuum every few days keeps it looking fresh enough. When I stand on it, it is very squishy, and when I move my feet to another spot, I can still see/feel the indent that my foot left in the previous spot, so I know the memory foam is working. In addition to being soft and comfy to stand on while doing dishes, it is stain-resistant, which is pretty much a must in a household with young kids. The  mat measures 22″ W x 32″ L and fits any standard kitchen sink area. See, look how good it looks in my kitchen!
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The Microdry Textra Kitchen Mat is available at  Bed Bath and Beyond for $29.99, but really, do you ever pay full price at that store? They almost always have a 20% off coupon floating around, so go get yourself one for around $25 and you could be smiling while doing the dishes tonight!
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Enter to win a Microdry Textra Kitchen Mat in any color Here!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of July 1st and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Microdry, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Okabashi Shoes {Giveaways}–CLOSED

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When it comes to sandals, I have always owned the cheapest, thinnest, floppiest flip-flops. They’re usually cute and they match my outfits wonderfully, but they’re usually horribly uncomfortable. I have really flat feet so after wearing a thin pair of sandals all day, my feet and back will ache like crazy. So I’ve always wanted a great, supportive  pair of sandals, but all I could ever find were the sporty types that weren’t all that cute. But finally, I have found a pair that are not only cute but also comfortable and supportive!

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Okabashi shoes are so much more than regular sandals. They are 100% recyclable, 100% U.S. made, and they stand behind their products with a  two-year guarantee on any of their shoes. They’ve been around since 1984, and in 2009, the company launched a post-consumer recycling program, which allows customers to send in their shoes to the factory to be recycled. They have plenty of shoe styles to choose from, including men’s and women’s designs of sandals and flip-flops, so there’s sure to be a design that suits everyone’s tastes. The Classic Flip Flop features a classic design and comes in 16 colors, including Teal, Grass Green and Pomegranate:

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This design, the Women’s Wave, could easily transition from strolling in the sand to walking the boardwalk to eating in a beach-side restaurant with no problems:

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Okabashi also has a complete line of men’s shoes. This design, the Men’s Indigo, is my favorite:
mens indigoI was sent the Women’s Indigo in Black/Zebra. The Indigo is a new design this year and they have all sorts of cute combinations like Brown/Giraffe and Black/Yellow Stripe. I liked the Black/Zebra combo because they are neutral enough to go with anything, but the zebra pattern adds just a touch of fun to every outfit I wear them with.
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My favorite feature of these sandals, though, can’t be seen while I’m wearing them. Look at the detailing and support on these babies:
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They feel so good on my feet. I can actually wear them around all day, every day and not have a sore back or tired feet at the end of the day. I had to get used to them being heavier than my other flimsy sandals, but it’s been an easy process.  You can read all sorts of testimonials on their website, but I’ll add mine here: they’re supportive, comfortable, and fashionable, and they have definitely made a believer out of me!  Not to mention the price is great; $15.99-$22.99, and right now the Naples is on sale for $9.99! Go check them out on their website, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

And then enter to win a pair of Okabashi sandals of your choice!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of June 24th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Okabashi, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Hey Dude Shoes {GIVEAWAY}–CLOSED

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I don’t know about you, but the old saying “When you have children, the days are long but the weeks/months/years are short” is SO true for me. Some mornings I wake up to screaming and fighting and I think, “Is it bed time yet?” but then all of a sudden I have times like right now where I think, “Is it really almost June? When did that happen?!” (which is when my husband would say “About 29 days ago!”). So here we are, one week closer to Father’s Day. Have you figured out what you want to get your favorite man this year? Well, here’s another great company for you to consider for your hubby/dad/brother: Hey Dude Shoes.

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Hey Dude Shoes has perfected the art of comfortable, cool shoes for men. They designed their shoes to be the lightest on the market and to be the most comfortable shoe possible. According to their website, their shoes only weigh 150 grams, which for us American folk is about 1/3 of a pound! That’s almost as light as a 1/4 Pounder with Cheese from McDonald’s! But they’re not flimsy; their “Flex & Fold Technology” ensures that the insole and outsole of each shoe gives proper support and flexibility to prevent injury and improve posture.  But enough talk about how great they are, check out the designs:

vinci-blueThese Vinci Shoes in Blue are super stylin’. They give a whole new meaning to the Elvis song “Blue Suede Shoes.” Definitely don’t step on these bad boys!
riva-fluo-chocolate2I LOVE boat shoes. I actually have a pair myself, so it’s no surprise I’m attracted to these Fluo Chocolate Rivas. I’ll admit, they are a bit flashy, but look how well this guy pulls them off with a pair of jeans. And they’re just so cool.
giveawayThe pair that I was sent was the Wally in Chocolate. True to their claim, my husband says they are totally comfortable and light. They only come in whole sizes and he normally wears a 10 1/2, but he was just fine with the size 10. Each pair of shoes comes with a pair of elastic laces so the shoes can be slip-ons and an extra set of hard laces for those who are anti-slip-on. He normally wears shoes with socks, so going barefooted was weird for him, but still comfortable.
shoesHe looks almost as good as the models in his shoes, don’t you think? 🙂 The shoes look good with shorts, jeans or khakis, so they’re totally versatile.
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I love their collection of men’s shoes, and at $40-$100, they’re not a bad deal, either. For now they don’t have a Women’s collection, but it says one is coming soon, so I’m keeping my eyes peeled and will definitely be checking it out once it’s available. But for today, one lucky winner will receive the same shoe I received, the Wally in Chocolate, as part of our giveaway.

Enter to win a pair of Hey Dude Shoes!

 

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of June 10 and will be emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Hey Dude Shoes, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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