Thursday, July 10, 2014

Renew. Revive. Review. Something Freshly Picked Just for You.

Hello All! I am still alive and kickin' and I've got something very S P E C I A L for you but you hafta read my awesome review first.

I recently received a brand new pair of FRESHLY PICKED moccs and I just hafta tell the world all about them. I mean c'mon me have a pair of freshly picked moccs of my own?!?! I never thought the glorious day would come but these shoes are more than shoes. They are a part of someone's dream! Susan Peterson's dream. She is someone to watch because she's amazing, duh! Seriously though, this entire brand was built by her from the ground up! I mean how often does that happen? Susan believes in her product and it is so beyond obvious in the quality and she worked her tail off to get to where she is and she doesn't show any sign of slowing down and to top it all off, she's a momma!

These little shoes are a dream. I ordered them for my daughter and I had no question about sizing when ordering. There is a size chart on the website you can print off and use as a guide for your child's foot size. I mean... No brainer here.

So once you get your moccs in the mail then it's time to put them on your kiddo, yanno the fun stuff. You will notice that there is an elastic band around them that is totally genius (singing hallelujah songs) this elastic keeps the beautiful mocc on your child's foot it doesn't wiggle jiggle free (like U V W, can you tell I just read bedtime stories? Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom anyone?)

The leather is super soft but totally durable. I want a pair in every color. Oh, did I mention the colors? There are so many colors they are absolutely stunning. I had the hardest time picking out just one.

The customer service was amazing and super helpful. The Freshly Picked IG feed is my guilty pleasure when I cannot sleep late at night. (sorry Susan and gang I'm a guilty IG stalker) There are always people asking questions and each and every one of them are answered and they are so polite too.

My little Lydia Mae absolutely loves her moccs and I am going to get Wyatt a pair but don't tell my husband. I am all for saving a buck or two, so is my husband, and there are several other mocc shops that offer moccs at a cheaper price but Freshly Picked are the only ones for this household. I have seen photos from other shops and you can tell just by comparing photos that they will fail in comparison. Why fix something if it isn't broken? Freshly Picked definitely does not need fixin'.

I almost forgot to mention the new carryall bag line? I gotta get my hands on one of those too.

Go get you some FP swag now:

Now for the part you have been waiting for. The Colt and Filly, has teamed up with some REALLY amazingly super duper awesome shops for one ultimate giveaway!! We are calling it THE BEST SUMMER GIVEAWAY. The shops included are: LaLuna Designs, Curly Q's Counter, Happy Baby Wrap, Alice and Ivory, Sugar Lime Lane, and of course Freshly Picked

To enter come find me on Instagram HERE and look for this pic for all the instructions! Good luck.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Change Your Outlook. Change Your Life.

I feel like lately I've been reading and stumbling on things that are telling me to choose joy. When we let our circumstances define our mood and outcome we are letting the bad win and control us. It's hard but why let negativity infect us? Train your mind to see the good things. Positivity breeds positivity. Negativity breeds negativity. Life is so short. Filled with moments of beginnings and moments of endings. Making them count is the only choice we have. Seasons change just as our lives roll with the crashing tide. Sometimes calm sometimes violent but always beautiful. Never forget the moments of impact that change the tide in your life. It’s never too late to say I love you or I’ve missed you. Words are a reflection of our feelings so say what you mean and mean what you say. Regrets are silly and a waste of time. Fix what you can and leave what you can’t. Send people good thoughts, prayers and wishes when communication is something that can’t be done. And always remember that each moment gone becomes a memory. So make it a good one, the best you can, cause life is short it’s here and then it’s gone.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A little Q&A. Getcha some!

Howdy all! I hope everyone is doing fantastic. I know my blog has taken a back burner lately. Why? you ask. Because I've been so busy with my etsy shop. There are some really great and really exciting things that are happening. I will be going to a few local craft shows and will also be doing a few local wholesale gigs as well.

What's new? Well thank you for asking. There is this awesome new thing called A R T S Y  C R U S H and it is hosted by Paige over at artsy anthropology. Basically, this is a monthly subscription for a package that includes some really amazing items from small shops as well as some business cards and coupon codes! So it will save you some money and you get some really fun and cute items. It is super new. March is month #3 but everyone really seems to be loving it.

How do you sign up? I'm glad you asked. You can follow her on Instagram @artsyanthropology or send her an email at She also has a facebook HERE and just tell her you're interested. She is super fun and will be so excited you asked. Tell her I sent you! P.S. her Instagram has photos from February's package so you get a little idea of what's goin down.

Why am I telling you about this? I'm glad you asked! (is it weird I keep doing that?) The Colt and Filly (my shop, in case you haven't heard.) will be included in this month's package! Yay! I'm so excited. You should be excited. We're all excited! If you want to you can email me at and I can help you too. Lots of options. Lots of connecting to be made. I hope everyone has a fabulous day, week, life. (Can you tell I'm excited?)

Also, I want to introduce you lovelies to my new fabulous logo from LaLuna Designs 
 Isn't it just beautiful? Angie, does a really great job and I recommend her for all your graphic designing needs! She is really trendy and super great to work with.

 Here is my new business cards too. I'm still on the fence on if I like them or not. I would love to hear what you guys think. Please let me know.
Have a great day
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Friday, January 10, 2014


Hello everybody!!!! It's Friday and there's lots of excitement in the air just cause its Friday. I want to add to it all and announce that I'm doing a giveaway on my facebook page at 100 likes I'm only 20 away. Go to my facebook page and like The Colt and Filly to stay updated on the progress. I'm giving away a headband or bow tie of your choice $15 gift card and 14% off (cause it's 2014 of course) coupons to two lucky winners all of this from The Colt and Filly. So let's get this giveaway a rollin' and go like our page!

I've also added a TON of new stuff in the shop. Here are just a few. P.S. that's my baby girl in the photos. Isn't she adorbs? Enjoy and have a fantastic weekend.

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Friday, January 3, 2014


Hey guys!!! I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and rang in the New Year with a bang! I just wanted to take a few minutes to feature some of my new items in my etsy shop, The Colt and Filly. Since the birth of my beautiful baby girl I have become quite girly in my craftiness. Here are some photos of the results! Enjoy and Have a great weekend. Remember all of these items are up for purchase on my etsy shop.

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