Tuesday, March 4, 2014

We Have a Winner!! Happy Birthday, Yishai! Let's Celebrate with A Giveaway!!! (Giveaway Closed)

We have a winner:
Congrats to Pamela C.!
Pamela, be on the lookout for an email coming your way :)
Thanks to everyone who participated!

It's kinda hard for me to believe that today, at 6:37 AM, my Yishai turned two. He came into this world very quickly and he hasn't slowed down since! These past two years, while definitely the hardest, have been the most amazing, rewarding, adventurous, love-filled years of my life and I owe so much of it to the little guy who gave me the title, "mommy".
Yishai, while I have had said every stage you've reached has been my favorite to date, you're pretty darn near perfect at two!

You are such a happy kid and while you're a bit of a dare devil at times it's pretty impressive because your coordination at two has far surpassed mine. Right now. I wish I was kidding. 
Your smile alone lights up a room and don't get me started on your contagious belly laugh - it's just about the funniest thing ever!
These days, not only do I constantly have to be careful what I say, I have to watch how I say it - somehow at two you have such mature inflection and comedic timing and are 'parroting' everything. We are full-fledged into spelling words around you. You can count to ten and spell your name, call Keppie - "Boppie", Nafi is still just "baby", 'basketball' has 8-10 syllables (buda-buda-buda-buda-ball!), ABCs is your favorite song, you always sleep with Ari (stuffed lion), Shoali (fox), Leo (leopard), Snuggles (security blanket) and a handful of pacis (that now get shared with your animals - too cute!). 

Your sense of empathy with Keppie is incredible and you are very protective of your brother in a way that just makes my heart melt. Post-bris, your very first nickname was 'Yishai-Pie' and you have definitely made these past two years the sweetest years of our lives.

Yishai, may you always have a sense of adventure for life and enjoy learning as much as you do now. And always know that Mommy and Tati love you, always and forever, no matter what!
Happy 2nd Birthday, Yishai!

Anyways enough sappy, mushy stuff for one post!

In honor of Yishai's birthday let's do a giveaway!

Have y'all heard of Freshly Picked moccasins? They are seriously the.cutest.mocs.ever, plus the story behind them is super inspirational:
"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." 
(Taken from their website)
As a mom of two boys, I love that these moccasins come in amazing, bright, vibrant colors for boys as well as girls. So many colors! And they are constantly adding new colors and designs all the time.

Photo credit: Freshly Picked

I had seen these adorable mocs on several blogs that I follow and was seriously in love, but honestly, I worried about how well they would hold up to my very.active.toddler.

After speaking with the lovely people at Freshly Picked, they generously sent me two pairs of moccasins - one for Yishai and one for Nafi - Thank You, Freshly Picked!

They arrived a few days later and even the packaging was so sweet - I'm sad I forgot to take a picture of it, but it's evident that this company takes pride in even the smallest details.

^^mid-fall - so graceful! he definitely doesn't get that from me :)^^

Yishai is loving his new "yoos"! He's worn them everywhere, from playing ball to picking strawberries to going for long walks and they have held up so well.

Yes, even without a hard sole, they can be worn outside - pretty cool, right?! After a few wears they molded to his feet so you know which foot they go on (they come uni-foot. Is that even a word? Well, it is now!) They have a great sizing guide and Yishai's fit perfectly.

The only thing (and it was more funny to me than anything else - but I could see someone not finding it so) was that after the first couple wears his feet were blue! I put socks on him the next few times until they were more broken in and after that they were fine.

 ^^he's gonna be a heartreaker - toddler ladies, watch out :)^^

^^that look up there - that's pure, unadulterated joy while playing ball! 1/2 a second later it came back down and hit him squarely in the face. gravity, kid - we all gotta learn that lesson sometime :)^^

 ^^yishai is wearing Limited Edition Sapphire Leather^^

^^these moments...I wish time could've stood still for just a little while longer.^^

^^where did the past 3 months go?? my baby's huge!^^

^^nafi is wearing the Limited Edition Cobalt Suede^^

^^thanks for the lion chair, aunt dani! yishai has since claimed this one for himself and nafi now has the giraffe :)^^

Nafi's moccasins were a bit big (I got the smallest size) but I love that he'll be able to wear them for a while. Both boys have gotten tons of compliments on them and I love that they are so different from everything else out there in stores!

Now for the FUN part:

Freshly Picked, being the awesome company that they are, has generously offered to gift a pair of moccasins to one lucky Modestly Fashioned reader! 

If you don't have kids, these would be such a cute gift for a niece, nephew, grandkid, friend's kid's birthday, baby shower gift, etc!

You can enter using the rafflecopter widget below - the winner will be chosen at random on March 14th and will be able to choose the color and size of their preference :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck - and thanks, Freshly Picked!!

Giveaway open only to  US readers - but Freshly Picked does ship internationally.

Full Disclosure: I was gifted these moccasins for free but all opinions are my own. I would never write about a company that I didn't truly feel passionate about. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Modestly Fashioned.


ChaniWiesman said...

Happy happy birthday! So great! I think it would depend on which lucky friend would receive such a wonderful gift! We do have a good friend who just had a baby girl... and the blush moccasins are super cute!

dena said...

Happy Birthday Yishai!!!! The mocs are really cute, I think Ariella could use a pair in frosted rose :)

shoppinggalnyc said...

So cute! Count me in! Would love a pink pair for my niece :)

Rena Newman said...

Happy Birthday Yishai! Wow how time does fly!! No matter what, he'll always be "Baby Yishai" to Gavriella! Such a great idea for the giveaway! These shoes are so cute! I would love them for Gavriella in "Blush"!!

Avital said...

I'd love a pair for my 10 month old! She is running all over the place, and most baby shoes are too chunky or ill-fitting, so she either trips constantly or the shoes just fall right off. These look perfect for my little princess :)

Reina Mendelson said...

so cute, would love :-)

Reina Mendelson said...

definitely love frosted rose for our 7 month old!!

Tami L said...

Love the radiant orchid for M! Happy Birthday Yishai!

Jen said...

Would love the Goldenrod moccs for my son. Happy birthday!

Maria Elena Dominguez said...

I love the coral for my baby girl

Another FT Working Mother said...

Love these shoes!!! Would love a pair for my almost 2 year old daughter :)

Asha Evins said...

I would love a pair of the new Golden Rod moccs!

Kristin said...

I would love to get my 14 month old daughter the new camo moccs and when she is done with them she can hand them down to her baby brother that is due in may :) those always seem to be put of stock though so the copper would work just as well <3 happy birthday to your little man!!

Cortney Tackett said...

I would pick the camo if available! If not, I would pick prince george for my son! Love these little shoes!!

Samantha Adler said...

Happy Birthday Yishai!! So need to win these!

Brooke Eddington said...

I would love the platinum color!!

Anonymous said...

Saw these on shark tank and have been wanting them ever since. They look so cute on your boys!

Pamela Cox said...

I'm having a little girl in June and these would be perfect!

Dana Allen said...

Oh no! I almost missed this amazing giveaway! I'm so in love with the Blush pair for my little girl! Her birthday is coming up! Happy Birthday, Yishai!