Wednesday, May 20

Happy feet and happy memories

Since they showed up in the mail, Buttercup has officially decided that her new Nowali Mocassins are her new favorite article of clothing. Forget the other million pairs of shoes and sandals and slippers she owns. Oh no. This little girl has an opinion and when I say it's time for "zapatos" (which is spanish for "shoes") she stomps her little feet and says, "No, mama! Socks!"

So far, I have succeeded in convincing her that her Nowali's are for indoors only, thank heavens! She wears them everywehere but the bath tub, and I'm loving the idea of a flexible, non-skid sole, mocassin that stays on and allows her to toddle about our two-story home (including the stairs!) without having to worry about her losing her footing while asserting her independence.

My mother's first comment when we opened the Nowali's was, "I remember when you kids had these!" And sure enough, so do I. These tried-and-true Swedish favorites have been around since 1950. And it's no wonder! They're fun, practical, and have been known to be outgrown before being worn out!

We received the Pink Confetti for Buttercup's ever-growing feet, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Nowali Mocassins fit fantastically with plenty of room to spare!

And as those of you who check back here often already know, I'm a big fan of products free of harmful chemicals, especially for my little girl. So it's nice to know that yarns and foxings used in Nowali mocassins comply with the ├ľko-Tex Standard 100, an "eco" standard which simply means that they contain no harmful dyes or substances.

I can't wait for the Fall/Winter collection to make its debut in early July! I've already been taking a peek trying to decide which pair to buy for Buttercup and her cousins so I can put them away for Christmas presents!

To sneek a peek at the new collection and take advantage of the sizing chart (complete with US and Euro sizes, ages, and heel-to-toe measurements) click here. (How else are you going to know which size and design to request if you win the contest I'm about to mention!)

Nowali is offering one of my readers the opportunity to select a pair of mocassins in their style and size of choice. To enter, click on this link and then stop on back here with a comment on your favorite style.

If you are on twitter, simply leave me your twitter ID with your comment so that I can notify you if you are selected the winner. Otherwise, make sure to include your email so I can contact you. Entries will be accepted until midnight, EST, on May 27, 2009 and winners have four days to respond or an alternate will be selected. You must be 18 years or older to enter.

Additional extra entries are also available if you:
* Become a fan of Berrie Sweet Picks on Facebook
* subscribe to my RSS feed and comment letting me know you did so.
* Blog about contest and link to this post.
* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest at berriesweet.info (at) gmail (dot) com and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!
* Grab my Berrie Sweet Picks button and place it on your blog page. I'll check!
* Follow me on Twitter! (nickname: berriesweetest)
* Tweet the contest by saying "Nowali mocassin giveaway at Berrie Sweet Picks! Which would you choose if you won?"
* Vlog about the contest and post at www.newbaby.com!

Please note all entries MUST include a valid email address (or a valid Twitter ID) to be considered for the drawing!

Oh, and I can't forget to mention the super sweet discount code, HAPPYFEET, which gets you 10 percent off orders of $40 or more, PLUS free shipping! Happy shopping!

91 comments:

EmmettFerret said...

I dig the block stripes in Brown 4Y!

Very cute. nice pricing too.

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Kristie said...

I like the Block Stripes in brown. (That way both kids can wear them!)

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Stephanie said...

would probably get adult navy for myself
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Kelly F said...

I like the Navy block stripes moccasins in 4Y!

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daytoncat said...

I like the block stripes in Navy size 6Y!

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

like the adult navy in 12 for husband mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

sherri419 said...

These are super cute! The unicorn is my fave! Thanks for the chance!

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peg42 said...

Would love these for my cold feet. I really like the Navy moccasins. Thanks so much.

Renee G said...

Love the Lions in a size 2Y.
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mmentor said...

if i could have a pair of 8.5 W in beigh...i'd love it

elaine said...

For my nephew I would love to give him the Cars pattern in size 2years.

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Rebecca Graham said...

I like the oatmeal colored adult size 8.5. The ragwool socks look comfy too!

ReggieMann said...

My favorite style is the Ladybugs

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cookiert said...

I like the flowers in red 2Y, for my daughter!

cdziuba said...

I'd get the adult moccasin - navy - 8 - 8.5

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clc408 said...

I like the Big Kid Boys Stripes. Thanks for the chance.

Erica C. said...

I love the adult ones in oatmeal!

Pam said...

My favorite for kids is the ladybugs, but I also like the adult ones. Thanks.
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Sunnyvale said...

I like the adult size

silverbele said...

I like the navy slippers in a woman's size 9

silverneon2000 said...

I like the big kid navy cable knit in 6yrs.

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Anonymous said...

The car socks in navy are my favorite style!
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Donna M. Clark said...

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camper223 said...

If I win and are allowed I would choose the adult moccasin in Navy size 8 - 8.5
If a child's has to be chosen I would choose the cars in boys Navy 12 months.

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travellingmomof2 said...

Love the Navy Block stripes for son in size 10

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ranae said...

i love oatmeal adult---size 10

Ellen C. said...

My son would like the cars pair. Thanks for the chance.

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I would love the chance to win, thanks.
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Amy said...

I'd choose the cars bear for my little snoogs - love the colour - would have to get back to you on the size! Have to check!










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hminnesota said...

I like car socks . my younger one loves cars.thanks

kngmckellar said...

The pink cable knit moccasin would be nice!

z. Smith said...

I would love a pair of adult navy in a size 9.5!

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justicecw said...

I love the big kids ones in navy in a size 8Y for my son! thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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jennem said...

At Nowa Li, I like the block stripes
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littlelatina said...

I like the dragon for boys

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I like the adult navy version.
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tiredbeauty said...

I like the block stripes in blue!

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mogrill said...

I like the Navy Adult! Thanks for the chance.
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crystalf said...

I like the ladybug ones! Thank you!

Sylvia said...

I like the big kid girls stripes
6Y
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Jinxy and Me said...

I like the Navy

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Lori said...

I like the TRex in khaki 2Y for my Little Man.
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liliesrnice said...

i love the 6m unicorn moccasins.

pamtufts said...

I like the lady bug ones! so cute

Della said...

I like the navy blue pair.they do look warm and cozy. agolden1998@aol.com

Nanette said...

I would get adult moccasin - navy size 9.

Leslie S. said...

I like the gray trucks in 2Y for my little man.Thanks!

kathy pease said...

i love the ladybug style how adorable :)

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purango said...

The Pink Block Stripes is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

Sue said...

I like the big kid boys stripes in size 8Y. Thanks for sharing~

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Courtney said...

I'd love the cable knit pink in 4Y! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Gianna said...

I love the cars :)

Lentil said...

I like the red flowers

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Adults/Navy/Size 9-10
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Buki Family said...

my son is outgrowing his puppy dog ones so i would like to get the Navy block stripes for him next!

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