Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Win a Pair of Shoes from Monkey Toes!

(This giveaway is now closed.)

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.monkey-toes.com/.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite item.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for me to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)
4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
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9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to US residents.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, December 10, 2008.

Meet Jenny Ford of Monkey Toes

Tell us a little about you . . .

My name is Jenny Ford, I’m a mom of 2 girls, wife to an amazing man who is a firefighter in Denver. I am a constant thinker, I don’t think my mind shuts off – EVER. I love business, how it works, the way it makes me feel, the fact that there is always something to do, creating something people really love, I could go on and on.

What is your business and where can we find it?

Monkey-Toes are hand painted children’s shoes. Our shoes are painted to look like children’s favorite characters like, Ladybugs, Bees, Frogs, Pigs, Cows, Monkeys, Spiders, Cat & Dog and some fictional characters too – Boogie Monsters, LUV bugs, and Flutterflies. You can even see an exclusive design of ours at www.poshtots.com – the Garden Damselfly.

All of our products can be found online at www.monkey-toes.com and all over the world at select brick and mortar boutiques and online e-tailers.

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?

Yes, I am a mom, I began the biz when my daughters were at the wee age of 2 and 6 months old. It was a crazy busy time, as you can imagine. I then became a single mom and had the toughest/hardest experience of my life.

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

I began the concept of Monkey-Toes over 8 years ago, though at the time I had no idea I was starting it. I pursued, with my best friend, a dream of being a stay at home mom and enjoying afternoon tea and hand painting things around the house while our children play quietly (don’t we all dream of that???), then we woke up from that dream! And we took a painting class. I was actually good at it and flew right through projects. It was easy to me. I had seen an idea for painting on shoes, but didn’t like the designs. I made up my own. 2 years and 2 kids later, I was searching everywhere for sources to purchase supplies and painting tons of shoes on my own, then finding ways to sell them. Now 6 years later, it’s grown into an amazing business. I work with some incredibly talented female painters in the Denver area, who without them, I don’t know what I would do.

It’s been an amazing journey. I have had great success in the media – Suri Cruise/Oprah - the high! And I have had crazy lows in the financial arena – went through a divorce and single mom-hood - the low - but amazingly enough, I am thrilled that I have learned as much as I have during this experience, and I am a much better business person because of it.

Where else can people find you? (blog, facebook, twitter, etc.)

All of the above – I welcome friends!

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=744899381&ref=profile

Twitter – www.twitter.com/monkeytoesshoes

Blog - http://www.monkey-toes-monkey.blogspot.com/ (I am working to change the concept of this blog, making it a more entrepreneurial site, where people starting businesses can ask questions and I can share the information with everyone who reads along – kind of an open forum, as if I were actually sitting down and having coffee with them).

Anything else you’d like to share?

Buy Monkey-Toes! Support a great business…J Ok, I am totally partial!

301 comments:

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sarawithnoh said...

I Love the silly monkey sneaks - that's what I call DS :)

sarawithnoh said...

I have an email feed

sarawithnoh said...

I am a follower. These shoes are too freakin cute.

clenna said...

I subscribe

clenna said...

I love the Flutterflies shoes. So cute. the socks are really cute too.

Keyomi said...

i love the pink polka gift set the best! lovely stuff.

Keyomi said...

i also subscribe to you

Keyomi said...

i also am your follower

Keyomi said...

i have your button on my blog

Keyomi said...

i also follow sara's blog

Keyomi said...

i also follow sara's blog

Ann said...

I love the Pound Pals Mjs-teaching toes. They are adorable! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Ann said...

I'm a subscriber.
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Ann said...

I'm a follower.
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Ann said...

I have your button on my sidebar: http://alatteinthemorning.blogspot.com
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Jesica said...

oh I soooooo want the LUV bugs - Twinkle Toes Collection for my youngest

Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber

Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber at Sara with no H

Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber at cooking4acause

Shelly said...

I like the Buzzy Bees shoes

Shelly said...

I subscribe to your feed

Shelly said...

I follow your blog

Baba said...

I love the Little Ladies shoes!
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Baba said...

I subscribe
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Baba said...

I am following.
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Baba said...

I have your button

Baba said...

I stumbled.

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Baba said...

I twitted this giveaway!

quitecontrary1977 said...

The Luv bug mjs would look so sweet on my angel's feet! Thanks for this wonderful chance.

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quitecontrary1977 said...

I suscribe!

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quitecontrary1977 said...

I follow!

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Millie said...

I love love LOVE the ladybug shoes .. how freaking cute are those!?! Thank you for giving us a chance to win such a great gift!

Millie said...

I am a subscriber :)

Millie said...

I am a follower :)

Millie said...

I have your button :)

Millie said...

I have saras button on my blog :)

Millie said...

And I am a follower of Saras :)

Kristy said...

I love the LUV bug Mjs! Sooo cute!

thanks for the opporunity!

Ebie said...

the pink polka gift set is super cute!

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taysmommy said...

I like the little ladies!

taysmommy said...

i follow

taysmommy said...

i subscribe

Bettina said...

I like the Love Bugs gift set!

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Bettina said...

I'm a subscriber!

bettinawellmaker at gmail dot com

cathyhall said...

Oh my goodness, I was looking at these shoes only yesterday online. Therefore, I can say with confidence that I love the Spidey shoes and the bees shoes. i also love that they come in good sizing.

i love that they are hand painted and washable. great review Mommy's idea.

cathyhall said...

i am an email subscriber

cathyhall said...

I follow you

cathyhall said...

I follow Saras blog also.

cathyhall said...

and I follow cooking 4 a cause.

Brown Family said...

I love the Leap Frog shoes so, would my little boy!

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Nad said...

My faves are the LUV Bugs! So very darling!

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Nad said...

I'm a suscriber. Thanks!

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

those are SO cute! i like the flutterfly ones!

Dee said...

i subscribe!

Dee said...

i have your button up!

rmgales said...

I love the Boogie Monster and the Silly Monkey shoes. So cute, I'm ordering the Silly Monkey for my grandson and hoping to win the Boogie Monster for him.

rmgales said...

I'm a subscriber

rmgales said...

I have your button on my blog

VickeC said...

I am a subscriber


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VickeC said...

I subscribed to sarawithnoh

VickeC said...

The Buzzy Bees shoes would be great for one of my grandchildren

Melody aka pebbles7195 said...

Love these little shoes!! I think the glow bugs is my favorite!! And my son is into bugs right now!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Hugs!! :)

Melody aka pebbles7195 said...

Your button is on my sidebar!! Hugs!! :)

Laura said...

Really cute shop. I like the Leap Frogs sneaker, thanks!
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Laura said...

I'm a subscriber too, thanks!
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Laura said...

Your button is on my sidebar:
http://chil-koffs.blogspot.com/
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Laura said...

I'm following you, yay!
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jceko77 said...

definitely the ladybug ones
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jceko77 said...

I subscribe
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Jeff and Mandee said...

I love the Little Ladies tennis shoes and the flutterflies tennis shoes. Super cute!!

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Jeff and Mandee said...

I subscribe via e-mail.

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Jeff and Mandee said...

I am a follower of your blog as well :)

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Minxy Mimi said...

I love the pound pals shoes!
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Minxy Mimi said...

I tweeted! I am Minxy_Mimi
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Meg said...

The Leap Frogs would be so much fun for a little one to wear-thanks!
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Meg said...

Also a subscriber.
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judybrittle said...

I would love the Boogie Monsters - Teaching Toes Collection. They are so adorable! Thank you so much!
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judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

nanja said...

I like the Pound Pals - Teaching Toes Collection

nanja said...

I'm an emai subscriber

nanja said...

I'm a follower

nanja said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/nanja46/status/1027474570

valerie2350 said...

buzzy bees are cute :)

valerie2350 said...

following you :)

valerie2350 said...

email subscriber

nanja said...

Blogged this giveaway
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Emilyjo said...

I think the silly monkey shoes are super cute!
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Emilyjo said...

I'm a subscriber!

Anonymous said...

I know they were for a limited edition run only, but I love the glow-in-the-dark ladybug shoes! And wowie-cowie!

sttil@juno.com

Stacia said...

Love Bugs and little piggies are way cute!

Aisling said...

My favorites are the Pound Pals from the Teaching Toes Collection.

Aisling said...

I subscribe to your email.

5webs said...

The LUV bug Mjs in size 9--thanks.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I like the boogie monster mjs! So cute!
hawkgirl_16 @ hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Im a subscriber!
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Sharon said...

LOVE the
Monkey-Toes Mary Janes

(Infant/Toddler)
thanks!

cookiert said...

I like the silly monkey mary janes!

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Jenna said...

I really like the Little Piggies. So cute!

jenny said...

wow how cute thay all are and well if i win can i pick hem then thay are realy just 2 cute love bugs lady bugs and so on if it was me i have a pair of each thanks

amber said...

I like the LUV Bug shoes, so sweet! Very cute shoes and baby items.

Thanks!
shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Think about it said...

we LOVE the ladybug shoes - so cute

reb said...

I love the leap frog ones.

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Stephanie said...

Leap frogs for my little boy!
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Erica said...

I love the Pound Pals Mjs - Teaching Toes Collection

tracey said...

the little ladies are cute.
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Andreah said...

I love the leap frog maryjanes. Thanks for another great giveaway!

Andreah said...

I subscribe via email.

Andreah said...

I'm a follower.

Andreah said...

I follow Sara with no H.

Sandy said...

luv bugs

kkmartin said...

I love the flutterflies shoes!

beartifix@aol.com said...

Cute! I am loving the Buzzy Bees!

peg42 said...

These are all so adorable. My favorite would be the Silly Monkeys
for my son. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

NateAndJakesMom said...

My boys would love the Spunky Spiders.

nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

NateAndJakesMom said...

I am a subscriber.

nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

NateAndJakesMom said...

I am a follower.

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NateAndJakesMom said...

I have your button on my BLOG!

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NateAndJakesMom said...

I tweeted your contest. Username: kariellen

cristina said...

I like the luv bug gift set that is to cute.





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lfhpueblo said...

The Wowie Cowie in size 10 are my favorites, but I think black and white cows are cute. My second favorite are the little ladies, since Laicey loves bugs, especially lady bugs.

Shannon said...

I like the buzzy bees.

Alli said...

I like the Silly Monkey Mj's. Thanks!

AmandaSue said...

What cute little shoes! I love the "LUV bug Mjs" thanks for entering me!

NateAndJakesMom said...

I blogged about your contest, click HERE!

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Richard Maus said...

I love the Flutterfly Mary Janes.

Thanks,
Beth
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Jenn S. said...

I like the Boogie Monsters.

sito50 said...

These are so cute! I love the Wowie Cowie -- I'm sure the name has a lot to do with that.

sito50 said...

I subscribe via e-mail.

Jaye Reilly said...

I love the Pound Pals Mary Janes (Teaching Toes Collection). So cute!!! And as an animal lover these are great!

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Jaye Reilly said...

I'm a subscriber to the feed! Love these!

Anonymous said...

My favorite are the Flutterflies shoes.
-Terra
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Ashley said...

My fav- Boogie Monster Mjs shoes
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Christina said...

My favorite are the Leap Frogs!

Christina said...

I'm a subscriber!

Christina said...

I tweeted (stinawins)!

outtalent said...

the Leap Frog shoes

Jayme said...

i love those Little Ladies shoes. my niece would love these!!

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mverno said...

the pound pal shoes are really nice

clynsg said...

I think the Glow Bugs are darling--they need to be available for more than just Halloween!

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clynsg said...

I subscribe.

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Lisa said...

I love the buzzy bees mary janes!

gina gian said...

easy.. the wowie cowie!! Adorable!
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Donna R. said...

The Silly Monkey Sneaks are really cute. Thanks for the contest.

Peggy said...

I have never seen these too cute Monkey Toes before. I love them My favorite is LUV bug Gift Set,so cute . I am so glad to have found these. Love them

Peggy said...

I subscribe

Don said...

Silly Monkey!

Midwest Mommy said...

OMG! The Wowie Cowie are so cute. I do like the silly monkeys too but those cows sure are cute.

Midwest Mommy said...

I am adding you to my feed :-)

Carolsue said...

I love the Wowie Cowies! Cool!
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captaincarebear said...

It's a toss up between the Boogie Monster and the Silly Monkey but I guess I'd go with silly monkey since that's what I say to my little guy.

jassmg2024 said...

My daughter would look so precious in the ladybug shoes!

cpullum said...

I like the Little Piggies Socks!

Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heather said...

My son would love the Wowie Cowie shoes! Thanks for a great giveaway.

jajils said...

i'd like to give it to my grandson

Shasta said...

I love the glow bugs shoes and the wowie cowie shoes, my son would look sooo cute in them!!

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Shasta said...

I'm a new subscriber!

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Stacey @ satcyGirl.com said...

Love the Luv Bug MJs

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jeanne k said...

Oh, my! Those are so cute. I really like the LUV Bugs Twinkle Toes.

Veronica said...

These shoes are just way too cute! I love the Buzzy Bees shoes. Thanks for a great giveaway :)

sewingmema said...

Flutterflies for me!

TheAngelForever said...

I love the Silly Monkey and Leap Frogs. Thanks for the great giveaway!

TheAngelForever said...

I subscribe to your feed.

TheAngelForever said...

I also follow your blog

TheAngelForever said...

I just Stumbled this as well :)

Reiza said...

I like the teaching toes tennis shoes with the dog and cat.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I love the Flutterflies! Too cute!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Your Mommy's Idea button is on my sidebar!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I stumbled this post. My id is freestylemama.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I twittered this post. My id is freestylemama.

mogrill said...

The Little Ladies shoes are so cute!!`

Brooke said...

I like the Luv Bugs!

vboackle said...

buzzy bees.

Sugary79 said...

i like the wowie cowie mary janes. sugary79 at aol dot com.

Mia J. said...

I like the flutterflies shoes. They are so cute.

Ferguson Family said...

I love the leap frogs shoes they're so adorable and fun! Who knew shoes could be so cool!

DOODLEGIRL said...

Flutterflies

Buki Family said...

the ladybug shoes are super darn cute!

collyn23 said...

i love the Silly Monkey Mjs

collyn23 said...

im a subscriber

collyn23 said...

im a subsi am a followercriber

piece of me said...

I love the Luv bug Mary Janes.
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Marilyn said...

I just adore the "Lady(bug) maryjanes, and also the LeapFrog maryjanes!! I could see my grand-daughter in them!! Just Love all of them!!

Malaika said...

I´m loving the Luvbug tennies and the leap frog ones, but the mary-janes are also the cutest! Do they stay on well?

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My Trendy Tykes said...

The luvbug shoes are adorable!
I would be happy to win.

Linda

Teresa said...

These are some of the cutest shoes I have ever seen. I loved the wowie cowie's!
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Qtpies7 said...

My little guy would love the Boogie Monster shoes. LOL way too cute!

Julie D said...

Unfortunately my daughter's feet are too big. But my son would look adorable in the Leap Frogs!

Julie D said...

Unfortunately my daughter's feet are too big. But my son would look adorable in the Leap Frogs!

Julie D said...

Unfortunately my daughter's feet are too big. But my son would look adorable in the Leap Frogs!

Julie D said...

Tweet tweet:
http://twitter.com/Mom2Ways/status/1033686732

Julie D said...

I have your button

chazvgo said...

I like the Leap Frogs.

Missesprincess said...

The Buzzy Bee Mary janes are my fav!

Skywaywaver said...

I like the Pound Pals to teach left and right.
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Jennireesa said...

I like the Monkey-Toes Mary Janes and Matching Socks.

justicecw said...

The leap frogs are adorable! justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

subscriber
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miriama said...

My granddaughter would love the ladybug shoes

Wehaf said...

I love the Wowie Cowie shoes!

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