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Tuesday 26 July 2016

A Freshly Picked Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Freshly Picked. All opinions are my own.

Ever since Mathilde was a little baby she's been wearing the same shoes. Well, not the same pair, of course, because, well... that would be weird! After all, her feet have grown just a bit since she was a baby! Rather, she's been wearing the same style and brand of shoes since she was a little baby. And guess what? I'm giving Little Hiccups readers a chance to win a pair for their own little one! Keep reading for details on how to enter.

When I was pregnant with Mathilde I discovered Freshly Picked moccasins and I couldn't wait to see her little feet in a pair. The fringed styling and the beautiful color range drew me in right away, but what really stood out to me was all the reviews from mothers saying how well these little shoes stay on. Keeping shoes (or socks) on little feet had always been a problem for me when Ava and Lola were babies. They both had small feet and tiny ankles as babies and I knew that Mathilde was most likely going to be the same. In fact, as it turns out, her feet were even smaller than her big sisters' feet had been.

Because Mathilde's feet were so tiny, she didn't fit into her first pair of moccasins until she was five months old and already crawling. They were a little big at first and I worried that she would lose them, but just as all those reviews I had read while pregnant said, Freshly Picked moccasins really do stay on. Don't ask me how, because they were quite loose around her little ankles for quite some time, but those cute little moccasins just stayed put. Perfect for an early crawler on the go like Mathilde.

Mathilde wore that first pair of moccasins until just after her first birthday when she finally moved up a size. Her first pair saw so many of her firsts. She wore them as she learned to pull herself up to standing and cruise along furniture. She wore them for her first Christmas. She wore them when she learned to stand on her own. She took her first steps in them. Then months later, she celebrated her first birthday in them. Despite the fact that she had been wearing her moccasins for 7 months (crawling the whole time and walking for 2 months) her first pair of moccasins held up really well. Sure, they were a little scuffed on the toes and heels, but they were still wearable unlike shoes that Ava and Lola had worn (and destroyed!) at the same age. And the soles? Well, imprinted on those little soles were the sweetest little footprints you could possibly imagine. I think that's one of my favorite things about Freshly Picked moccasins. The footprints that become imprinted on the bottom are such a precious memory.

Mathilde's first pair of moccasins were such perfect shoes for her that I kept buying her more pairs as her feet grew. Here she is now, at 27 months old, and still wearing moccasins most days. By the time both Ava and Lola were 18 months old I had switched them from soft soled shoes to shoes with a little more structure, believing that their little feet needed extra protection in the form of harder soles. I had always presumed that I'd do the same with Mathilde, but to be honest, her moccasins have always provided enough protection for her feet. She has never once complained of sore feet or of them rubbing like she has with hard sole shoes. She's a city girl and walks or rides her balance bike miles a day on sidewalks, and her Freshly Picked moccasins have never let us down. She wears them on grass, in dirt, on rocks, and, occasionally, in puddles, and no matter how dirty they get, they always clean up fine. Sure, they get a little scuffed as she's so active, but most marks clean right off, and those that don't just remind us of her adventures.

Let's be honest, the main reason I love Mathilde's Freshly Picked moccasins isn't because of their perfect fit, their durability, or the fact that she can easily put them on herself, it's because they're so dang cute! She has a couple of pairs right now (in Platinum as shown in this post, and in Blush Pink) and they just go with everything in her closet. No matter what she's wearing her moccasins go with it. Freshly Picked moccasins come in the best colors with something available for all tastes for both boys and girls. They come in a large range of sizes from tiny Crib Moccasins for newborns (which weren't available when Mathilde was little) through to size 7. Mathilde has just started wearing a size 5 so she still has quite a lot of moccasin wearing ahead of her!

Now for the fun part you've been waiting for... the giveaway!

One lucky person will win a pair of Freshly Picked soft soled moccasins in their choice of color and size for their little one.

To enter visit Little Hiccups on Instagram and follow the instructions in the giveaway post which you can find here.

Please note that entry is limited to residents of the United States only. Sorry, international shipping is not available. The winner must be following both Little Hiccups (@littlehiccups) and Freshly Picked (@freshlypicked) on Instagram.
The winner can not have won a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins in any other giveaway in the past 60 days.

The giveaway ends 11:59pm PST Saturday July 30th. The winner will be contacted by direct message on Instagram on Monday August 1st.

 Good luck!

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