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See Kai Run

Let me tell you about a little company that I love called See Kai Run

A month or two back I was on a sample sale website  (which I love- if you would like to be invited by me, let me know) and purchased two pairs of shoes for my girls. I had purchased shoes prior to this, but they were never ones that my girls felt comfortable in. Either the shoes were too heavy, or the straps too tight.

I looked at the See Kai Run website and after reading the below statement I knew I had to buy them:

“See Kai Run and Smaller promote healthy development of babies’ and children’s feet with their ultra-flexible soles, soft leather and wide toe box. Our footwear meets the American Podiatric MedicalAssociation’s rigorous standards for foot health and functionality and has been awarded the APMA’s prestigious Seal of Acceptance.   

http://www.apma.org/MainMenu/RecommendedProducts.aspx 

What I love even more about them is the back storyof the company. A mom, looking for comfortable/ fashionable/affordable  shoes for her son decided to start up her own business after not being able to find a good pair of shoes:

“In 2002 I gave birth to a little boy named Kai. Two years later, I gave birth to a company called See Kai Run. See Kai Run was inspired by the need for comfortable shoes with flexible soles for my little Kai to wear outdoors. I wanted to create a line of shoes that was as happening as Kai – bold, hip, fun, with an urban sensibility. Something entirely different than what was offered.”

 

 

Why See Kai Run?

Healthy Fit

  • Very flexible soles are healthy for developing feet.
  • Wide opening and toe box accommodate even the chubbiest little feet.
  • Velcro closure allows for adjustable fit and easy on and off.
  • Leather lining is breathable and durable.
  • Padded collar adds comfort and helps our shoes stay on little feet.

Quality Construction

  • Leather used for our footwear meets the most stringent available U.S. and international guidelines.
  • Sheepskin leather uppers are butter-soft and more durable by weight than cow leather used by many other brands.
  • Durable construction and rubber sole stand up to heavy play indoors and out.

Urban Style

  • Hip, urban styles in modern color palettes.
  • Bold designs and detailing.
  • Modern takes on classic styles.

 

The shoes are a BIG HIT in my house. The girls always want us to put the shoes on them- they grab a shoe and hand it to us.

IMG_1551 by you.

 

IMG_1534 by you.

IMG_1557 by you.

They even love to chew on them

Roaming the halls by you.

The shoes in action!

I'm getting in the elevator by you.

I'm going to walk this way

I'm going this way now by you.

And I'm going to walk this way

 

They walk around in the See Kai Run shoes as if they are floating on air. The shoe itself is very soft and the soles are flexible- and they come in many beautiful designs (unlike other first shoe companies- I’m talking to you Str*de Rite!)

So because I TRULY LOVE this shoe company, I decided to contact them and ask if they would be interested in giving a free pair of shoes away to one lucky blog reader! They agreed- and now, one of you has the chance to win an AWESOME pair of shoes for your kid.

 See Kai Run has three different lines:

1) Smaller (0- 18months)

2) See Kai Run (6months- 3 years)

3) Eleven (not available in this giveaway) (3yo- 8yo)

 

All you have to do to enter is:

1)  Go to their website :  http://www.seekairun.com/index.html

2) Look at the style of shoe you are interested in

3) Post in the comment section which shoe style and size you would like to have if you won

4) If you choose, sign up for their email list- which btw, you wont regret, since their shoes andsizes tend to go- REALLY FAST. To sign up, all you have to do is go to their home page, and on the bottom where is says,  “Join our email list”- just type in your email address.

I will choose a winner at random. Contest ends on Friday, May 22nd at 8:00pm EST.

Believe me- as a mother of twins, I would NOT be supporting a company that I truly didn’t LOVE.

Good Luck!

🙂

Concerts, Talk Shows, Contests- Oh My!

Last night I went to see Celine Dion in Madison Square Garden. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who likes her. There were THOUSANDS of other people there. I had never ever seen something like that before.

 

 

As she came on and bowed before her fans, I could imagine how mind-blowing that would be. It must really get to your head. I mean THOUSANDS of people, from all directions screaming for you and snapping your picture. I put myself in her shoes for that moment and did not like it.

Imagine being recognized where ever you go?

As I child I wanted to be an actress. I would like the money that comes with fame, but not the fame itself.

Anywho-

 Celine is POWERFUL. 90% of Musicians today  sound horrible live. She sounded better live.

Super Celine

She is a True performer, always smiling and catering to her audience. You can tell she’s been performing since she was a child. The way she moved and her composure is something that you can only attain with years of experience.

She spoke about beingthe  youngest of 14 children, and made the audience laugh by telling them that her father didn’t even want children.

I think she looks better today at 40, than she did at 25. Her hair looked great (I wish my hair looked like that!) and she wore an alarming amount of sequins.

 

We had great seats thanks to my boss and the place was packed (and hot). Ten minutes in, my husband was wondering why he came. Yeah, Celine appeals more to women I would say.

My favorite song that she sang was “It’s all coming back to  me now”- which by the way is a Meatloaf song (Love).  Oh, and “Pour que tu m’aimes encore” – which is a french love song. I have loved this song since I was 15. The memories attached are of me being  15, in a car with my cousin, my husband (who was just a friend then) and his then-girlfriend. I think they were holding hands when that song came on and I hated her for being with him. And then 12 years later- it was us at a Celine concert holding hands to that song. Be careful what you wish for! (I kid, I kid)

Of course, my main concern at the concert was: Who in the hell were these two women?

I looked back into the crowd, and there they stood. Two identically dressed women, rhythm in sync. They both wore hats, glasses, a long sleeved shirt with a superman tee on top. What in Superman hell were they about? I guess they will forever be an enigma to me.

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 Today, I went to The Martha Stewart Show. She had a episode catered to blogging, so off I went alone. I was brave! The set was beautiful, and it was surreal to be sitting in a room full of bloggers. I felt so inadequate! My little blog that could  only sees 5,000 hits a month, and theirs 500,000. Nevertheless, it was fun!

Chock full o’bloggers

Face of someone who played hooky from work

Perez Hilton was on, and then Martha interviewed political bloggers, craft bloggers, food bloggers, and gardening bloggers.

So you know how when they bake on a talk show, and you think the audience gets to eat whatever is made on the set? Wrong. I think all of us wanted the cookies that Martha made with a food blogger- but alas, it was never to be.

 

Martha

There is a website I frequent often called: cupcakestakethecake. I am a huge cupcake fan (something you didn’t know about me) although I don’t make them quite often. I did make yummy red velvet cupcakes last week that definitely made me proud! Moving on, while I was on their site last week, they mentioned that Martha was having a blogging show, and because of this information, I got tickets. Turns out, I was seated behind them so I proceeded to proclaimed my love for their site. They are awesome chicks who live  in Brooklyn as well:

Cupcake Mania!

Cupcake Mania!

*BTW- Don’t I look like Lisa Garza in the pic above?- Lisa was a contestant on The Next Food Network Star*

I also met pomjob who came all the way form Philadelphia!
And what’s a talk show without a giveaway?
I will be giving away a few things that I received on the show. All you have to do is link back to me on your site. Contest ends on Friday, September 19th at 8:00pm. I will choose a winner at random!
Yeahy for blogs!