Tuesday, January 11, 2011

alive and well

Where have I been? It's like I had twins or something! I have not been on this blog for quite some time. I usually only have enough energy while nursing to scroll through Facebook updates.

I have been trying to figure out life with four boys...4 and under. So much has changed for me. SO much good!

I have had to become much more diligent about asking God for strength and patience each day...

nursing twins 6 times a day and giving LA and Boatboy the love they need from me each day...

learn how to love my husband and keep him a priority as I deeply want too...

learning how to get 4 boys dressed and in the car for LA's preschool is always challenging...

how to find time to get back in shape before I turn the big 3-0 this July!!!

So as you can tell, I am still trying to figure life out. It is a fun journey and I am blessed!

That being said I have been delayed on sharing some great products with you. You are very familiar with the oh, so great Eleven shoes if you have been following me.

I chose the Miles for sweet LA. Definitely my favorite 2010 shoe. They are a part of the 2010 Fall/Winter collection line. I love them!!! While LA wears them to school and he looks super studdly and can even wear them to gym class because of the great rubber sole. LA puts them on and zips them on his own. The insole of the shoe is extremely cushioned. I could go on and on. The great thing is... after 5 months of wear and tear he is about to grow out of them....and they still look perfect to pass on to Boatboy. These shoes are true quality.

Believe me when I say quality is very important to me, because LA only has a pair of black and brown casual shoes and gym shoes. So I need a pair of shoes to last an entire season. If you have boys you know kids are so tough on shoes. LA jumps in puddles and in mud in these oh, so great shoes as I tell him you do not have your snow boots on....and they still look so great. There is no secret I love dressing my boys in Eleven shoes!!

I am so excited to be able to give away yet another pair of Eleven Collection shoes from their Fall/Winter line to one lucky Blondes, Poop and Mascara reader.

Win: Let me know what pair of shoes you would pick if you are randomly selected and why.

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Thanks so much for entering! I will select a winner on February 2. And thanks Eleven Shoes for allowing to review these amazing shoes in exchange of this review.

108 comments:

Heather M said...

Ingrid Chocolate in a 10. They are cute and perfect for next fall/winter.

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Anonymous said...

I want miles sz9 thanks for the update! Cassie b

Kacie said...

I like the Zoe sneakers. Super cute!

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Shilo Beedy said...

I would choose the Eamon Brown for my son because I love the style and color.

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Tia said...

I like the Layne boot, it is so cute and would look great with my daughter's cute outfits!
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Stephanie said...

asher in size 12 -- perfect for an active little boy
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mistee said...

I would get the Layne in size 3.

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Carolsue said...

I like the Eamon Brown cause they are so grown up looking! Size 9
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Pink Beach Chair said...

The Layne in size 3 would be my choice.

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nicole roswarski said...

eamon black for braeden.... pickme pick me carol brady needs the help!!!!!

crystalf said...

I like the Vali Champagne sandals. Thank you!

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5webs said...

I would get the Thea Hibiscus in size 11 for my oldest daughter because she doesn't have anything to wear with her spring dresses (except tennis shoes), and because her favorite color is pink.
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Congrats on the 2 new beautiful boys! U already know this, but sleep, sleep, sleep when you can!!!

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Carol said...

I would get the Layne Boot
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Clarke & Lewis said...

emma in pink

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ReggieMann said...

I would choose the Alessia Black for my niece because they are dressy and she needs a nice pair of black Mary Janes :)

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coriwestphal said...

I'd get the Ashers, size 13 for my son!

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wildcat32 said...

I would pick the Asher size 1 because they could be dressed up or down for my son.

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Katie said...

I'd choose Alessia in black, to be practical so my daughter can wear them to school. But what a hard decision!!!

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Amanda S. said...

I'd choose the Caper shoes for my son!

Stoner Household said...

i think the josie is adorable! love the color for my lil sweet pea :)

Jenn stump said...

I would pick the Nolan brown... They would look adorable on Brady...and match a lot of his clothes

AEKZ2 said...

I'd choose Eamon Black for my son because they look so comfy.

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Anonymous said...

I would like the Layne boots because they are super cute.
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Anonymous said...

I would like the Thea Hibiscus in size 11 perfect for Easter.
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Joy said...

I like the Nora boots. Thanks.
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Jeannine said...

I would get the Nora boots for my youngest daughter

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missrantsypants said...

I'd choose the Asher shoes, they are so cute.


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simone/ thebubbledies said...

Congrats on your twins and still breastfeeding - way to go! I bf my boy till 28 months and he still sticks his hands down my shirt... I would pick the Iggy. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

my1stpumpkin said...

the miles shoes in sz 9

AmyLynn said...

I'd pick the Josie's b/c they look like a lot of fun! And what little girl doesn't love hot pink. Thanks for the chance.

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loni said...

I like the Caper the best for my nephew

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mogrill said...

Id pick the Layne boot, because I have the perfect outfit for my daughter that would go with these.
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CarrieAnn13 said...

I love the nolan brown boys shoes. I love that they are neutral colors, but still a little funky!

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Rachel said...

I want the Zoe sneakers, need quality cute shoes

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I like the Carlo Shoes because my son's name is Carlo!

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I would choose the Zoe design for my daughter because they are super cute :)

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McKim said...

I would choose the Iggy shoes for my little grandson. They are casual, yet a little dressy and would be nice for good.
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AshleyOhio said...

I love Chloe Berry DD would be in love!

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WWillows6 said...

I would choose the Layne boots because my daughter need a cute pair of boots to wear with her spring outfits.
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susansmoaks said...

i like the asher in size 3
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kathy pease said...

i love the Alessia Cranberry they are just gorgeous :)

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carolpie said...

First choice would be the Alessia Cranberry for my granddaughter because these are simply gorgeous and she would love how fancy and beautiful they are! Second choice would be the Nora boots for those cold days when it might be wet. Cute pinkiness!
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dvice12 said...

I'd pick Thea Hibiscus because they're cute

Bridget3496 said...

I'd pick the Rolando Brown because I just love my little grandson in sandals


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masonsgranny59 said...

I like the Miles boots

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I think I would pick the Chloe Pink shoes because they are super cute!

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