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.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
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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jnmacdonald said...

I like the luv bugs from the twinkle toes collection.

MaggieM said...

I love the LUV bugs - Twinkle Toes Collection (pink)! All of their shoes are just so darn cute!

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MaggieM said...

I subscribe to your feed by email

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I'm subscribed to your Newsletter

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*Meg Larsen* said...

I like the wowie cowie shoes

Miss Heidi said...

The Buzzy Bees Socks are cute. Thanks.
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Purplemommi said...

I like the Boogie Monsters!

ky2here said...

I'll go with the perfect pair.

caseydeuce said...

I really love the leap frogs!!!

Noggy said...

My faves are the Buzzy Bee Mjs in size 7.

Thanks for the opportunity to win a real pair of Monkey Toes.

vmkids said...

pink polka gift set

Ashley said...

The Monkey Toes are great!

sherri419 said...

The LUV bug Gift Set is beautiful!!! These shoes are great and so unique!!!

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Andrea said...

I like the buzzy Bee socks, they're really cute. thank you.

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caseydeuce said...

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Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I love the Little Lady mjs. Thanks for the chance.

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I am a follower too!

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Christine said...

I love the Luv bugs. So cute!

Kari said...

The Pound Pals - Teaching Toes Collection is my favorite!

Kari said...

Im an email subscriber!!

Becky said...

Awwee these are so cute! I really like the Little Lady Mjs. Very very cute!

Thanks so much!

Becky said...

I ama a subscriber!

Becky said...

I am a follower!

socialwork4kids said...

Love the Flutterflies shoes!
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rosannepm said...

I likethe Glow Bugs
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I'm a subscriber
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cdrury said...

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I love the Spunky Spider mary janes!

Jennai said...

The Wowie Cowie shoes are awesome!
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Carolyn said...

I think the Buzzy Bees are adorable!

poodlemom said...

The Monkey-Toes

Mary Janes and Matching Socks are adorable!

missypooh789 said...

Little Lady Mjs are so cute!!!

Michele said...

I'm a subscriber.

Thanks so much!!
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Michele said...

My favorite pair is the Flutterflies!! Super cute!!

Thanks so much!!
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Michele said...

I follow your blog.

Thanks so much!!
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Michele said...

I blogged about your giveaway on my blog, Butterfly Whispers. The link is under my email address below.

Thanks so much!!
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Michele said...

I have your button on my blog.

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Michele said...

I twittered your giveaway, and my username is Luvkitty.

Thanks so much!!
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Michele said...

I stumbled your giveaway, and my username is Luvkitty.

Thanks so much!!
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Amy said...

I think the glow bugs but I'm also partial to the red glow bugs!

kohndr said...

subscribed

kohndr said...

Leap Frogs are adorable!!

collyn23 said...

i love the Silly Monkey Mjs my 8 month olds nickname is chunky monkey so these would be so cute for her

collyn23 said...

i am a follower

collyn23 said...

i am a subscriber

Anonymous said...

I love the Leap Frog shoes. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Becca Ann said...

I love the Boogie Monsters - Teaching Toes Collection

jenny said...

if i can please enter me in to this and well i be happy with any one of the shoes thay are all so cute thanks

bkh61959 said...

Monkey-Toes - Teaching Toes Tennis Shoes are adorable, so that is my pick, thanks for the giveaway

sunnymum said...

The Buzzy Bees Socks are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

sunnymum said...

Sent out a tweet! (username: sunnymum)

kathy55439 said...

Leap Frogs i love the name of the site as well

Jinxy and Me said...

I like the Spunky Spiders! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm also following you in Blogger!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm also subscribed to your feed in my Google reader!

Lisa said...

I love the Buzzy Bees. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

I am subscriber.

Caroline Schaffer said...

We would love the Wowie Cowie shoes. Both of my boy/girl twins can take turns wearing them. They both like moo cows :)

Suzanne said...

Love the Buzzy Bees! So cute.

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Little Lady Mjs are my favorite! These are way too cute!

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I am a subscriber!

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I am a follower!

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I stumbled your giveaway

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Anonymous said...

The wowie cowies are so cute!
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I have your button
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Jennifer R said...

I love the Little Ladies shoes!

tlcfromtn said...

The LUV bugs are adorable! Thanks!

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Audrey B said...

I love the leap frogs and the silly monkeys really are just too cute. Thanks for the contest

Anonymous said...

The silly monket sneaks are so adorable! Thanks for this giveaway!
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Brooke said...

I love the socks, especially the Bee socks.

Brooke said...

I got your feed.

Brenda S. said...

I love the Leap Frog shoes would my grandson. Thanks!
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wigget said...

i love the Boogie Monsters - Teaching Toes Collection

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subscriber

klp1965 said...

i love the Boogie Monster Mjs

Lisa53406 said...

I love the Luv bugs shoes!

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calgirl said...

I like the buzzy bees socks, very cute.

Lori said...

The Leap Frog shoes are so cute!

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klp1965 said...

i subscribed

Bakersdozen said...

I love the Twinkle Toes Collection Monkey Toes. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Chelsea said...

My favorite pair are the pound Pals Mary janes, so cute! I'm sure my daughter would freak about having a doggie on her feet

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crystalf said...

I love the LUV bugs - Twinkle Toes Collection! thank you!

Heather said...

I love the Little Piggies Socks.

Amy said...

I like the Baby-Tee Small "Live For A Reason"! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I Love the silly monkey sneaks.

renee said...

Boogie Monsters are so cute

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bonobo said...

I love the Silly Monkey shoes - too cute! Thanks for a super giveaway!
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Helen said...

My favorite are the Leap Frogs.

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the monkey shoes:)

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I love the monkeys for my little monkeys!

lilyk said...

I love the Little Piggies Socks!

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your email feed.

Gianna said...

I love the Flutterflies shoes :)

Teresa said...

LUV bug Mjs are the cutest!

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