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Lola Discovers See Kai Run Shoes

February 9th, 2011

Lolasnewshoes Emily is always raving about the adorable shoes offered at See Kai Run. I decided that a little shopping was required for Lola my 13 month old, so I wandered on over to their website to take a peek. When what to my wandering eyes should appear?!! but these incredible mustard yellow/RUFFLE shoes (called the Tiana Yellow on the site).

To me these were utterly irresistible, they might as well have been dripping in chocolate! So the package arrived today, and inside were Lola’s new ruffle shoes. I ordered them a bit big so she has to wait a few months to wear them, but we’re ready to be all stylin’. Lola’s reaction was priceless, she literally gasped when she saw them. That’s my girl!

Thanks Emily and See Kai Run for adding yet another vice into my life. XOXO - Daria

The bee’s knees when it comes to children’s shoes

July 14th, 2009

I don’t need to tell you how many brands of children’s shoes exist—the choices are endless and of course we all have our favorites. When it comes to soft-soled shoes many of us think of the typical Robeez-style bootie, but let me change your way of thinking by introducing you to ScooterBees.

ScooterBees shoes have a patent-pending design that allows the shoes to adjust to and fit the variety of widths and “chunkiness” (instep thickness) of each little foot. The company is all about the unique shape of baby and toddler feet and so the design focuses on their healthy development and protection. ScooterBees also us committed to the environment; they company uses only the highest quality, environmentally friendly materials such as recycled fibers derived from both post-industrial and post-consumer sources, including PET soda and water bottles. And all ScooterBees shoes are manufactured domestically in San Francisco, CA.

The health of your little one’s feet and the environment is all well and good but what sets ScooterBees shoes apart from the rest? Well, not only are they soft soled, durable, machine washable (gotta love machine-washable shoes!) and easy to take on and off, they are educational. Yes, I said educational. Each pair of shoes are designed with your child’s mind in mind. They have a little “story” complete with illustrations that help stimulate their imagination. The artwork is handcrafted with non-toxic paint and the shoes can be worn with different “pages” complete with colorful letters, numbers and images.

Our little Livi received the pink Growing Bird pair of ScooterBees and they are truly like no other pair of infant/toddler shoes she owns. They are super soft yet durable and I love how adjustable they are—heaven knows my kids have chunky, little feet! And being able to change around the flaps makes it so much fun! It’s like finding a little surprise every time she wears the shoes! I am a big fan of children’s products that are parent friendly, child friendly and to top it all off, environmentally friendly. It’s a hard combination to pull off but ScooterBees does it—and does it with style!—Emily

*** Giveaway! ScooterBees is giving away one pair of shoes, winner’s choice! Please visit ScooterBees.com and leave a comment telling us your favorite style of shoes; include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: July21, 2009 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

* For an extra entry tweet about this giveaway and leave a separate comment with the URL of your tweet!

  • Congratulations to Gina S., the winner of the ScooterBees giveaway! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!

Fuel the Obsession Early – Baby Shoes

July 13th, 2009

As you may have already read, we’re expecting baby #5 (we have four boys, so please pray “girl” for me this last time)! While the little one is only 16 weeks along, and occupying itself by pressing on my bladder, I’m entertaining myself with an Etsy-wide search for adorable infant shoes.

There is nothing sweeter than handmade baby shoes, so tiny and nowadays they are so fashionable to boot! In my wonderful wanderings today I came across some darling designs (and designers) to share with you. Enjoy and Fuel the Obsession early with me! – Daria

Etsy Designers Featured (L to R): pedrosprout, ivoryandmoss, prairiemother, barettzz, Tosweetpeafromme, lilcubby, loopyllama, pedrosprout, lilcubby

Here Fishy Fishy!

February 9th, 2008

Piddies These utterly irresistible goldfish baby shoes by Piddies are available on Etsy right now. They are handmade, and crafted from felt and then hand embroidered. Available in infant sizes, and packaged in a clear box for the ultimate in gift giving.

Make a Splash and give these at your next baby shower >>

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