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Stonz Wear offers stay-put booties

December 3rd, 2009

Fortunately I’m not talking about the stay-put bootie you get after all that holiday eating—I’d stay far away from a company offering that! Nope, I’m talking about what is sure to become you and your child’s cold-weather friend this holiday season: the Stonz Wear bootie. I could think of no better intro than this cute video on Stonz Wear’s site:

389M_2Need I say more? Okay, yeah, I do since this is the Daily Dish and it is about our take on the latest and greatest products for parents and kids alike. Stonz Wear sent me a pair of their Daisy Brown booties for Livi and until recently it wasn’t cold enough to sport them around town…and then when it was cold enough we hibernated inside. That combined with them being a bit too large and my not yet purchasing the fabulous Sherpa-fleece linerz for Stonz means Livi hasn’t actually worn these babies yet. But I can tell you they are within easy access so once I get those Sherpa-lined Linerz (they’ll be on their way today!), these will be our go-to shoes here in frigid Utah. And here’s why:

  • They are the cutest dang boots I’ve ever seen!

  • Wind and water-resistant thanks to a nylon upper.

  • Soft, comfortable fleece lining provides warmth.

  • Easy on, easy off (need I say more?).

  • Toggles at calf and ankle make sure these booties stay on!

  • Skid-resistant soft soles.

  • Machine wash and dry, inside out on delicate cycle. (Bet your current boots can’t do this!)

  • Made in Canada by a mom who knows a thing or two about cold, wet weather.

372M_2Though they do come with a fleece lining I am definitely adding a pair of Linerz to the boots. Stonz Linerz fit snugly inside and add even more warmth to the bootie and I love that the top of the Linerz can either fold over the top or you can leave them up for extra warmth. That’s a lot of warmth…you feelin’ warm yet? (Note: The Linerz will make the boots fit a titch smaller so size accordingly.)

456D_3Stonz Wear booties are now available for children up to four years of age—how cool is that? Though at about $45 they are slightly pricier than a snow boot from Target they are definitely worth it. Think of how much time you’ll save getting these booties on and off (we’ve already wasted too much time in our house trying to cram feet into snow boots) and knowing exactly where they are at all times (on their feet, of course!). Stonz Wear also has the most adorable collection of reversible and pointy Hatz and Mittz. I’m tempted to get the matching Daisy Brown Mittz to go with Livi’s new Booties. What a fashion statement that will make at the next sledding trip!—Emily

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

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