Homegirl Steps: [With Freshly Picked]

Monday, February 8, 2016

Disclosure: These moccasins were given to me free of charge.
Opinions and wobbly steps are all my (and Homegirl's) own.

Did you hear/see/know/care? 
Homegirl finally started walking.
Right around Christmas/the week after, she took off. And by 'took off' I mean drunkard-ly stumbled around; but it wasn't long before she was taking corners, making turns, and lasting long(er) stretches.
Blurry and on-the-go..!!
When we hit the 1-year mark and she wasn't showing signs of maybe even starting to, having any real interest, or even walking assisted, along with some major tip-toe action, I had motherly-concerns. I brought it up to her doc. He mentioned she had very low muscle-tone, etc., etc., so let's keep an eye on it, etc., etc..
(I realize it's totally normal for kids NOT to walk until 16 months old, even later. However, that wasn't 'normal' for our experience, so I was a little caught off guard and wanted to make sure we were on-top of her development and offering her whatever help/assistance/etc. necessary, as any parent would want to do.)
Some days she would walk assisted, pull up to standing, and inch around the ottoman.. One night at a Christmas party, she stood herself up from the floor, all on her own, and took 2-3 steps. The Mr. and I looked at each other like, 'WHAT THE?! DID YOU SEE THAT?!' And then we'd try to hold her hands and walk with her and she'd just make jell-o legs and not even stand up.. 
Moccasins: Freshly Picked c/o

So when she finally started stringing together more steps and actually choosing to walk as a preferred method of transportation (between 14-15 months old), I was relieved and enjoyed watching her from yet another new perspective. Plus, she was quite pleased with herself and her new abilities!!
As she gets steadier and stronger, her Freshly Picked moccasins have been there every step of the way. Freshly Picked sent us a pair, just in time, as her thick, chunky feet had outgrown her previous pair.
Besides the wobbly steps, her super-excited face, and the enthusiastic squeals, watching her moccasins form to her feet and gain extra 'personality', unique to Homegirl, is the sweetest. We went with Weathered Brown this time around, and the rustic-softness is perfect. They go with anything, even smell delicious, and get compliments at every outing. These moccs were great for the baby/crawling phase and have proved to be ideal, again, as we wobble into toddler-hood. Did I mention adorable-as-can-be, each and every bit of the way..!!
I'm excited to partner with Freshly Picked and have the opportunity to give a pair away to one of YOU..!!

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32 comments:

  1. The green camouflage would be perfect for Ronan!

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  2. Believe it or not, we've never owned a pair of these! I would sure love to try them though!! My favorite is the gold polka dots, but something tells me my boys wouldn't be too fond of those. ;)

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  3. So excited she's walking!!! Brielana still stumbles around like a lush and she's been at it for 8 months lol.

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  4. P didn't walk until the 14 months! I always said it was because she was so efficient at crawling!! I would love the weathered brown pair for my little lady!

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  5. Well these are darling! I love the tights with it!

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  6. YAY Homegirl!!!!! SO proud of you! I LOVE the drunk walking stage. They are so proud of themselves and the parents just beam with pride. Aww. Memories. I'm not sure if Mason's feet are too big for the soft soles or not, but I'd love the camo ones or even these cute brown ones she has! If they are, I'd definitely have too much fun picking out some cute moccs for one of many sweet baby girls I know!

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  7. Yay Harper! Go girl, go! But the real question is how did you pull off hosting *another* FP giveaway?!

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  8. The drunken monkey stage as we call it is our favorite! Can't go wrong with FP moccs!

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  9. Yay for the drunken walking stage! :) It's so cute watching them wobble all over the place. That's Emmy right now though we swear she is faster each day. I am going to miss that and I bet you are too. Emmy would love the platinum or Rose Gold. How can you pick just one when they are all so cute?

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    1. btw...not sure how I wasn't following you on IG. I know I am through my blog IG, but I am now with my personal one. :)

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  10. Walking is so much fun!!! And so terrifying!!! I totally would snag a gray pair of mocs for baby boy #2!

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  11. Oh goodness, she is so stinkin' adorable!!!!!

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  12. She's so cute!! Those tights! Weathered brown is my favorite for boys and Matthew needs a new size anyway ;)

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  13. YAY for walking!!!
    There are SO many FP moccs that leave me swooning: Birch, Blush, Platinum. I could go on and on.
    Awesome giveaway!

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  14. Big girl!!! I love that stage so so much! Nash would love some weathered brown moccs! ;)

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  15. Love these! I kinda want the camo for Mim!

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  16. Oh how adorable she is!!

    Granite for me for sure!!

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  17. My 2 favorites are the gold and platinum!

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  18. Wow! Love these!!! I'm digging salt flats for our new babe due this spring!! House that Lars built would be perfect for big sis!

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  19. Best give away ever! Louise has a pair of gold ones now, and I want the new bright pink ones for summer!!

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  20. tickle me pink would match everything my girl owns!

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  21. I love this shoes and sadly, my little (and only) is too big for them.

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