Monday, January 11, 2010

The Happy Feet Giveaway - Satch & Sol


The only reason I pitter-patter around the boat happily this winter is because of the good folks at Satch & Sol. After 12 winters living aboard a sailboat, I have tried every means of keeping my tootsies warm, and nothing seemed to do the trick. But ever since getting slippers from Satch & Sol back in November I have had happy feet. Even on the most frigid mornings, when the floors of the boat are like ice, these little beauties keep me toasty and warm.

And for Zach, not only do they protect his feet from the cold boat floors, they are the first slippers he actually LOVES to wear!

So it's a natural that the first ever give away here on Zach Aboard comes from Satch & Sol.
Here's the scoop: (from the Satch & Sol web site)
"For the love of family and earth, Satch & Sol partners with fair trade artisan cooperatives worldwide and strives to be eco-friendly through product selection and business practices.

We celebrate the artist for the unique quality each brings to the collection. The Artists of Mongolia apply traditional felting and knitting skills to create beauty and quality for the Satch & Sol collection. We are expanding by adding collections from around the world where artistic beauty abounds. Handmade processes ensure that no two items are ever exactly alike.
"

It's awesome to spread the love about a company you know first hand and truly like.

So I was thrilled when Susan at Satch & Sol offered to give away one pair of children's slippers from their online boutique to a Zach Aboard reader (no dad, you can't enter).  Just leave a comment here between now and Thursday telling me your favorite item from their shop, or heck tell me anything :) For an additional entry, post a link to this giveaway on your blog and tell me about it here.

And that's not all! If you shop at Satch & Sol's online boutique and enter the word boat15 at checkout you will get 15% off your purchase from now until January 24, 2010. 

I'm off in the meantime, on a bit of a journey, but I'll be back on Thursday night Jan 14, at which time I'll post the winner! Thank you Susan! And good luck!

comments closed... check in late tonight or tomorrow morning for the winner! thanks!

50 comments:

michele said...

oh my! the pups slippers, hands down. they are so stinkin' cute!! thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the connection to such great craftspeople. We too cannot find the right slippers -- loved your testimonial.

(BTW I am Lucysmom on Mothering.com, in case you have wondered why Kirkland, WA shows up on your great blog.)

OK, the kid (Lucy, 5) needs slippers, refuses to wear all those tried heretofore, and the youth 12 (Eur 30) blue hitch look like great candidates.

Thank you for sharing the snippets from your life as a parent. The joy you feel about your son, and the care you take in your approach to parenting, are inspiring.

Kate C said...

My 5 year old daughter is a fan of the flower cut style. Very cute. Love your blog!

Amanda said...

Oh MY! Those are beautiful. I think my fav is the "bzzzz & woof" slippers, how stinkin' adorable!

Willew said...

The ladybug slippers are a winner at our house. Thanks for the giveaway and supporting such a fun store.

Shanda said...

Wow, you were right, this is a great giveaway. If I had to pick my favorite thing on their site: I love the moccaasin slipper for my sons and the flower cut for my daughter! Actually, I just love them all! Thanks.

Viola said...

Thanks a lot for this giveaway! They have such awesome stuff. I blogged about it:
http://violarissasblog.typepad.com/blog/2010/01/zach-aboard-the-happy-feet-giveaway---satch-sol-1.html
Would love it if they had the mittens and gloves also in bigger sizes (for older kids/grown-ups)...

kate said...

have a good journey Cindy, and thanks for the giveaway...I've been drooling over Satch and Sol's this winter (wood floors-- boat or house-- can be awfully chilly in the morning!)

Joy said...

Eek! We love, love, love our S&S slippers! Finn actually keeps a pair at school to wear in his classroom. What an awesome giveaway!!

Lisa said...

Those slippers are *gorgeous*! I love the moccasin style slippers.

lifeonplanetearth said...

OMG The little mary-janes could not possibly be cuter! http://www.satchsol.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=68_105_188_190 A must-have.

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

The true blue mocs would look lovely on my little Lucy! :)

Nicole Spring said...

Yay! Count me in! Isn't she the nicest person?! I love their slippers <3

Thanks for this chance!!!

waldorfmama said...

oh, we adore satch and sol slippers...and we can always use another pair!!

*erin* said...

I love their slippers especially the flower petal ones! So cute, please enter me!!!

Melissa said...

We would love slippers! My son absolutely lives in his S&S boots we bought last year-- now discontinued :( Thanks for the chance!

Michele said...

Ooooh, Ooooh, Oooooh Pick me, pick me, pick me. Quinn would adore the little flower slippers!!!

Anonymous said...

i just love those flower cut slippers (and so would my toddler!)

Ellenjohnrubicon said...

Sophie loves the flowers, in pink!! My feet are FREEZING right now, so we may be shopping for some slippers! Thanks for the tip, and the great giveaway!

Kelly said...

My boys (2.5 and 4.5) would adore the puppy slippers... in pink and purple!

eringoodman said...

what a great giveaway!!!!

i've had my eye on a pair of flower cut slippers (for me ;-) for a while now but since this giveaway is for the kiddos, i think i'd go with a pair of jokers!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

LOVE the 3 piece wooly set...oh such goodness.
Thanks for hosting a awesome giveaway!
Char

Looking For Freedom... said...

I like the little moccasins! We don't wear shoes in the house, but sometimes our son's feet get cold... This would be a perfect solution!

Laureen said...

I have never heard of these folks... or these slippers. But after two and a half years aboard, I so so so feel you about never ever being able to get warm feet in a cold boat. Me n the kids have constantly chilly feet in winter, pretty much no matter what. If you say these do it... I am wildly impressed. =)

gardenmama said...

I love their slippers too, the traditional felting methods are incredible! The flower cuts and moccasins are too cute! Thank you Cindy and Susan for a great giveaway!

Simple Mama said...

Oh my gosh...we love the pup slippers. I hadn't seen those on the site before - they must be fairly new. My son refuses to wear socks...maybe I could convince him to keep doggies on his feet?

Anonymous said...

Oh, the pink flower buds are to die for. If you're a three-year-old girl, that is!

Heather said...

lovely- and my wee one is growing out of hers. love your blog- thanks for the opportunity!

barefoot in gitchigumee said...

cold feet in snowy michigan, would love a pair! and posted a link just for good measure and that extra chance!

copy and paste to check it out
http://barefootingitchigumee.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway.html

thanks mama! and bon voyage!

Marti said...

great first giveaway! my goddaughter lives in finland and could really use the extra toastiness :) i think my favourite thing from satch & sol is the matching flower cut ducky hat & mittens, so cute! another thing i wanted to tell you was that i usually read your blog from my reader, which is such a shame because i love the (new?) look! the header looks so warm and cozy :)

susan said...

My daughter would just love the ladybug slipper.. they are great!

Simple Mama said...

linked in my blog:
http://homemadeserenity.blogspot.com/2010/01/its-win-win-for-you-itty-bitty-contest.html

Mari-Ann said...

I am in LOVE with the moccasins! I know you wouldn't think so, but it gets COLD here!! These would be perfect for my little guy's feet!
My blog is private, but that's where I'm posting about this giveaway. I'd be happy to send you an invite if you'd like to verify. :)
www.thewidhalmfamily.blogspot.com

momma rae said...

i love wool, especially in fun colors. don't know how i could choose a favorite item in this shop. love the mittens and the slippers. thanks for the opportunity. ;)

Stacy said...

I love all of the styles but think the moccasins are the best for handing down and sharing being an older sister and younger brother.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Annie said...

I like the moccasins best! They have so many beautiful colors and choices though.

Kristi M. said...

I love the splashes version of the slippers. The splash of color adds something different. If I had a little girl, I would be all over the flower cut version. So cute!

Christine said...

i am right with you on that one!!! nothing is better than a great pair of slippers. we'll have to try them (maybe win a pair) I look forward to hearing about all your adventures and exploring in Hawaii!!!

colette said...

Love this slippers. Fingers crossed!

Leaves and Feathers said...

Oh I just love these slippers too! My son has a pair that he wears at his playgroup all the time. I'd love to get a pair for my daughter, my favorites are the ones that are like a flower with the petals opening at the top, so precious! I love all of the colors that they use too!

Susanna Joy said...

I would tell you my favorite, if I were, in fact, able to choose. I have 3 rowdy kiddanos, so the options for us are limitless... flowery girl ones, more stoic little ones for my mancub. Love. 'Em. All. :)

Bethany said...

Oooo, I have been wishing so hard that I could afford to buy these flower slippers for my best friend's daughter. They live far, far away, but I love to be an honorary auntie as I can. (Plus, my girls are too big for these now. Sigh.)

Gina said...

My son won't keep socks on in the house, and his feet are always icy!!! Maybe these would do the trick.

Mama Rose said...

These have been eye candy for me for a few months now! Here's to hoping I win *fingers crossed :D
Thank you!

frantically heidi said...

I have never seen these before - where have I been?
They look so cozy.

Angela Mobley said...

count me in!

Aimee said...

I love just the plain old moccosins (sp?) in the olive green color!! They do beautiful work and they look so incredibly cozy!

Dulcie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My boys have been eyeing these slippers for a long time. I think I'll take advantage of the discount! Thanks again.

Eagle Loft said...

Oh, those ladybug slippers are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win them.

Eagle Loft said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog: http://eagleloft.blogspot.com/

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