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Friday, June 19, 2009

Sizzling Summer GIVEAWAY: Jack and Lily Sandals ENDED

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GIVEAWAY ENDED 7/3/09

Joining us in the Set for a Sizzling Summer Series is Jack and Lily. Last month I posted the initial announcement with an early bird entry opportunity. This month I am back with a full review and the giveaway!

If you read the announcement already you will know that we were reviewing the Chocolate Brown Sandals from the "’My Shoes’ collection along with a pair of their the originals. We’ve put them to the test for the past month and feel that we have given them a good run. Allow me to share a bit about our experience and then we’ll move on to the giveaway!

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First, I would like to start by saying that it was a pleasure to work with this company. They are friendly, courteous and professional; which (surprisingly) isn’t as common as it should be among businesses! Moving on, the shoes arrived in a beautiful box which is perfect for saving those first shoes in! These actually were John’s first real shoes! I put them on John and immediately headed outside to try them out and take pictures. You can see those photos and read my initial impressions here.

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John is 10 months and he is so mobile! He crawls all over and ‘cruises’. These sandals are the only shoes he has worn in the past month and they have worked perfectly because they are so versatile! Dressy or casual, these look great for any event. The feature that most impressed me was the way the sole is constructed; it comes out from the shoe the tiniest little bit at the toe. Though it is hardly even noticeable it has been a shoe-saver! John has worn these to crawl around on the tile floor, on grass, woodchips, dirt and the occasional sidewalk (though I try and avoid that for his poor knees), but there isn’t a scuff on them. I was honestly blown away. With a crawling child, you expect and accept a certain amount of wear and scuffing on the toes but these have none whatsoever. I am simply impressed beyond belief! They have also stood up to John’s nibbling with no harm!

He’s worn then in the sandbox and on an adventure through the mud (I wish I’d taken pictures of that!). He’s spilled pizza, popsicle and chocolate milk all over them. In each instance, they’ve wiped up perfectly. After a month of constant wear in a variety of environments, they still look new!

The leather is soft and shoes are very breathable, flexible. He is easily able to stand and ‘cruise’ with them on. I am completely sold! We’ve tried many different brands of shoes in Chloe and John’s lifetime but, for learning to walk, I am in love with these shoes!

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Chloe tried the adorable giraffe originals. I would like to warn anyone who orders these online that their sizing really is accurate. I ordered a 3/4 for my 2 year old daughter because her other slippers (from a similar company) were a 2/3 and she was already out of them! When these originals arrived, I realized that she would have fit their 2/3 perfectly. Anyway, the 3/4 still fits her well and she has plenty of room to grow. She has logged many miles on our tile floor in her slippers. We’re hard on our slippers here but these seem very durable and hardly show any wear at all so far. I washed them to see how the wash up and I accidently put them in the dryer when they do not recommend it. Well, they wash up great – an important feature with littles. The appliqués are sewn on and, though the tail of the giraffe was sticking up a bit (from the dryer), a night under a heavy book solved the problem.

In learning to live a simpler, more frugal lifestyle, we have started making changes in our lives. One area that isn’t negotiable for us is our children’s footwear. It is so important to have quality, proper-fitting footwear for developing little feet. I would definitely put Jack and Lily's shoes into the quality footwear category.

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(this dirt wiped right off!)

With that being said, let’s move on to the GIVEAWAY because I know you are all anxious to win a pair for your own little one!

Leave a separate comment for each entry:

  • Visit Jack and Lily and come back to tell me which shoes you would pick
  • Subscribe to my blog via email or in a reader
  • Blog about this giveaway
  • Sign up for Jack and Lily’s email newsletter so you don’t miss the excitement of new arrivals and sales!

Open to USA and Canadian friends. Ends July 3rd, 2009.

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As with all reviews on this site: Though the author did receive and keep the review products, this review is in no other way compensated and the outcome of the review not influenced in any way.

78 comments:

  1. I visited Jack and Lily - I love many of the shoes, but to name a few:
    Lovebirds
    Pink Daisy Patch
    Hibiscus

    it would be a hard decision if I got to pick! :)

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  2. I would pick the loveable Lion in th elight blue color for my youngest son.
    Vicky

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  3. I like the Jack & Lily Dragon and the Sport / navy & white.

    courtneytarver85 at yahoo dot com

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  4. I signed up for their newsletter.
    courtneytarver85 at yahoo dot com

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  5. I subscribe to your blog via email.
    courtneytarver85 at yahoo dot com

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  6. My favourites are the sailboats (1507). So cute. My hubby is a sailor (well he would be if we had a boat - he used to sail with his dad) and I think he'd love these too!

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  7. I blogged here:
    http://emilyisland.blogspot.com/2009/06/saturday-quickie-post.html

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  8. I signed up for their email list - with email address ebickell (at) hotmail (dot) com.

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  9. I would choose the
    Jack and Lily
    Skull / black (514)
    Too cute!

    Jenni

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  10. It's so hard to pick when they are all so adorable. My favorite was the Pink Daisy Patch.

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  11. I think the Lovebirds in Chocolate are darling. They would be cute for fall! Thanks!

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  12. These shoes are adorable and they look like they are so durable! I love the pink and brown saddle shoes the most, but all of them are sooo cute. It would be tough to pick just one pair!

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  13. I posted an entry on my blog about your contest...

    http://kcfamilytree.blogspot.com/2009/06/jack-lily-shoes.html

    Thank you!!

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  14. I also subscribed to your blog through Google reader and signed up for the Jack & Lily newsletter. Can you tell I really LOVE these shoes and hope I win!? :)

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  15. Oh the charming turtles are just Charming!

    Blessings,

    Valerie

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  16. oh the cornflower for sure! I totally need one of these for the summer!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Blessings,

    Valerie

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  17. I visited their website, and there were so many adorable shoes! I would choose...
    Solid/black patent (532) for our daughter or
    Sport brown/cream (517) for our son

    Too tough to choose!

    kristen(dot)yaiko(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Hi, I found your blog through Totally Tots featuring your give away. Thanks for hosting this. I really appreciated your thorough review of this product! When I checked out their site, your review helped me to understand and even appreciate the cost of the shoes, which in reality could be much higher, I'd imagine! Or at least, I've seen kids' shoes cost much more and probably not be as good of quality.

    So after all that, I would choose
    My Boots (because about 8 months out of the year that's what our climate would require)
    or
    Sandal/Chocolate

    My sons feet are incredibly difficult to fit for shoes, so I'm experienced with trying to find styles that will work for him, and these look like they actually would!

    All the shoes are incredibly adorable, though!

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  19. I just subscribed to your blog by email--theslawsons at siberiangrits dot com

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  20. Just signed up for the email updates from Jack and Lily!

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  21. I just blogged about your giveaway with a few links to this post and the Jack and Lily site.
    http://cristyslawson.blogspot.com/2009/06/great-giveaway.html

    I would LOVE to win this, though I don't think I win things very often. :) If I don't win, I think I'm saving up here and there to buy some of these shoes for my Little Man! But I'd much rather win them, of course!

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  22. Ohhh We would just LOVE the Pink Dasiy Patch shoes!

    Love ~ Heather (mama) & Mary (baby)
    ahsauerbrey1@msn.com

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  23. Pirate Ship 545 rocks! They are sooo adorable.

    At 4.5, Parker is finally healthy enough to have the strength and desire to WALK.

    Which is HUGE. We are so excited! And now we actually need to have shoes! Yippee!

    Keeping our fingers crossed!

    Tammy and Parker
    www.prayingforparker.com
    ParkerMama on Twitter

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  24. I think I'd pick the friendly giraffe design on the original shoes--they sure are cute!

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  25. Hi there, I blogged about your giveaway on my blog!

    bryanluvsrenee @ hotmail.com (no spaces)

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  26. I think I like either the chocolate or navy colored little sandals. Something plain that will go with anything!!

    bryanluvsrenee @ hotmail.com (no spaces)

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  27. soooooo adorable! I like the Daisy Patch in pink.

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  28. I like the blue / orange trainer. Thanks for the chance!

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  29. delightful daisy (1200) in a 2-3 Yr! Thanks

    hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

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  30. I singed up to their newsletter!

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  31. Ohhh, the skulls with pink bows are too cool!!

    Thanks,
    angitheese@hotmail.com

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  32. All are so cute, but I think the precious poodles would be my for my daughter.

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  33. I like the Sport in brown/cream!
    bs.webster at sbcglobal dot net

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  34. I would choose either the Hibiscus or the Daisy Patch shoes. Both super cute.

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  35. Email subscriber:
    frugonomics101 (At) gmail

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  36. I get the J&L newsletter:
    frugonomics101 (at )g mail

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  37. I would choose the pink surfboards shoe from the original collection. Size 2-3 years.

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  38. I'd pick Skull/black (514)
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  39. I love the zebra mary janes.

    acheckeye at embarqmail dot com

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  40. i would choose the blue sandals from the my shoes collection

    kcfrugal@gmail.com

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  41. email subscriber
    kcfrugal@gmail.com

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  42. for my newly walking 1 yr old, I like the closed toe brown or navy sandals, or the navy/white sport style. The girly styles are really adorable, but I have only boys...sigh...

    cjnm at yahoo.com

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  43. I love the sport/pink shoes!

    Thanks! Jennyb78@comcast.net

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  44. I would choose either solid chocolate or the brown sandals. Their shoes are SO cute!

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  45. I love the
    Jack and Lily
    Hibiscus / pink (525)

    effieloren(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. These are so darling. My new grand daughter would look so so cute in these. She is due Sept.4th. My favorite ones are the black saddle shoes (1115), also I like the pretty pink bows (1111) and the my boots/pink(526), They are all so cute though. So what ever I won would be great. My email is mama_d7@hotmail.com

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  47. These are so darling. I would love to win a pair for my new grand daughter due Sept. 4th. She would look so cute. I thought they were all just so cute. They look so comfortable. My favorite is the black saddle shoe(1115), but I also liked the pretty pink bows(1111), and the my boots/pink(526). What ever I win will be great, hope I win.

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  48. I love the pic of your little guy in the swing. He is super-cute!
    I like the Heart Chocolate shoes.

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  49. I like the brown sandals you reviewed, perfect for summer. Jeremiah is just big enough to wear shoes, so it's hard to pick!

    Christy
    sheridesthatbigredhonda@yahoo.com

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  50. I'm an email subscriber!
    sheridesthatbigredhonda@yahoo.com
    Christy

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  51. I would pick the lovebirds/chocolate.

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  52. I would pick the Saddle / black & white!

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  53. I'm subscribed to their newsletter.

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  54. I like the tiny heart/white.
    mark.maunu@comcast.net

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  55. I visisted Jack and Lily and I would pick the football and sports car shoes.

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  56. I like the friendly giraffes, and also the flying dragon (I have twins so of course I had to pick two). :)

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  57. http://bellinboys.blogspot.com/2009/07/jack-lily-shoes.html

    I also blogged!

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  58. I like the Dragon shoes.

    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
    http://homeschoolunitstudies.blogspot.com

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  59. I would pick the Daisy Patch/Pink shoes. They are so cute.

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  60. I've had my eye on their endearing elephant (1302) shoes for a while.

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  61. I'd want the Sandal / white (513)

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  62. I love the Leopard (547), so those would have to be my pick.

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  63. Subscribing via google reader.

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  64. Subscribed to J & L newsletter.

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  65. I love the Lovebirds / chocolate (506)!

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  66. Signed up for Jack and Lily’s email newsletter!

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