Freshly Picked is a brand I knew of before we had Evie, I loved the look of the gorgeous shoes for little ones. My sister’s got Evie her first pair of Freshly Picked moccasins for her first birthday and Christmas. They got her a beautiful pair of platinum ones that were perfect for the holiday season. Once you have a pair of these little shoes you become hooked.
Freshly Picked has an incredible back story. Susan Petersen started making baby moccasins after she was done with the frustration of not finding well designed baby shoes that would stay on little feet. Using her own child as the mocc-tester she went through several different designs before getting to the one you see today. What I love is how she worked incredible hard to start her business. Not having the money to start her business, Susan set about earning the money needed. She took the aluminum frames from old windows to the scrap yard to make the money she needed. Talk about hard work and dedication. This girl had a goal and she stopped at nothing to reach it! Most recently the next big thing Susan achieved with Freshly Picked was getting a deal on Shark Tank.
I love that the moccasins come in this cute little box when they arrive to your door. Inside is a great creative opportunity for kids they can colour and make their own little veggie and fruit garden. The best part is that there are even stickers! It’s just a fun little something to keep your kiddo occupied for a little bit. We received a pair of moccasins in the Radiant Orchid colour, which is the Pantone Colour of 2014. My daughter was super excited to open up the box and discover what colour the moccasins were. I love hearing her say “purple” in her little voice, and now she will request “purple shoe” when she wants to wear these.
Moccasins are great little shoes for something that is easy to put on little feet, but that will stay on too! In the summer my daughter would wear them bare foot, and now that the cooler weather has come they fit just as well with socks on. When we go places that need indoor shoes I pack these because they are so easy, and they take up so little space in my diaper bag because they can be squished flat.
The big question I often get when people find out that the moccasins my daughter has on are Freshly Picked ones is “Are they worth the price tag?” my answer is yes! I have seen other moccasins from other companies, and I just appreciate the quality and craftsmanship that has gone into the ones from Freshly Picked. I am also a savvy shopper though and I pay attention and wait for when Freshly Picked has sales. Keep an eye out because you can often get a pair of these at a great price when there is a sale, but be fast on the purchase trigger and know what you want because when there is a sale the moccasins go fast! I am definitely hooked on these and hope to get a few more colours and sizes in the future.
Would you like to win a pair? Freshly Picked has very kindly offered an opportunity for the Canadian and American readers of Discovering Parenthood to enter a giveaway for the chance to win a pair! How awesome is that? I am excited for you guys. Please go to the rafflecopter link below, enter as many ways as possible. Share with your friends, get your family members to enter. Good luck everyone!