Friday, January 28, 2011

The Humphrey Books and Another Giveaway

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"The persons hardest to convince that they're at the retirement age are children at bedtime."
-Shannon Fife

At our house, we have found that bedtime can either be a delight or a chore, which depends largely on story time. I don't know what it is, but the thought of reading certain story books is sublimely unappealing to me. {There are some books that I just don't particularly like, or, even though the kids asked to hear it, it's a fight the whole way through to keep their attention. Then I end up saying something like, "Fine, if you're not going to listen, then lights out and off to bed!}

However, we have recently discovered the Humphrey books, and it has added such a sweet component to our bedtime routine! They are written by British author, Sally Hunter. They have beautiful, whimsical illustrations, and wholesome, relate-able story lines for the kids. The stories are centered around two sibling elephants, Lottie and Humphrey. I enjoy these books, not only because the pictures are sweet and emotionally poignant, but I love the subtle ways these stories capture the humorous harmony of both the love and fatigue of a parent. Like when Humphrey gets a "real proper superhero suit" on the morning of his birthday and starts doing jumps and flips off his daddy who is still under the covers. To which his mom replies: "Okay, let's see who needs rescuing. Downstairs." Or the artful way in which Sally Hunter depicts a house inhabited by children that is consequently strewn about with toys and stuffed animals... and nearly every room has mom's forsaken cup of coffee. Oh, how I can relate!

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I highly recommend both Humphrey's Birthday and Humphrey's Bedtime, but the kid's definitely prefer the the latter. My children {like all kids, I think} love to imitate. So, it adds a measure of joy and anticipation to their evening routine: "Can we make big bubble mountains in the bath, just like Humphrey?" Sally Hunter, as mentioned, is British, so the children in the story have supper time before bed. Aidan has since taken to serving him and his sister little trays of snacks in the evening hours. It's adorable.

In Humphrey's Bedtime the opening page features two pairs of slippers, seen below.
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Whenever we read the story, Mia always says, "Hey, mom, you could make us those." Right she is! So, I made Mia and Aidan matching slippers, which they have enjoyed so much. It's such a lovely story, that I decided to share it with you! So, I am giving away one Humphrey's Bedtime book and matching pair of made-to-order slippers from newborn up to size 8. The slippers are lined in organic fleece, and the outside is made from nubby organic cotton terry cloth. I didn't want to exclude those not on Facebook, so for this giveaway, please comment on this blog post to be entered. For one additional post (2 comments total), please click "share" on the Facebook photo, but then comment again here to let me know you did it. Last day to enter is Sunday at 11:59 am CST. The winner will be announced on Monday.
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779 comments:

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Ruthie said...

Shared!

sarah said...

there is a girl that i know pregnant with daughter number 2 in 18 months time, and doesn't have much money. how delighted she would be to receive this at the hospital for her little precious package of joy.

princess*picasso said...

These are so stinkin cute!!!

Jane said...

How Lovely:)
So graceful and fun!

Jane
janesk8@hotmail.com

Tracy Nancekivell said...

These are precious!

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, these are so adorable! I would love to win them for my daughter's birthday.

Jane said...

I shared the photo/giveaway on facebook too!
beautiful!

Julie said...

I shared the facebook photo!

Tracy Nancekivell said...

I shared this link on Facebook...

Kim Kirkland said...

So Cute, would love them for my niece!!

Maria said...

These are just precious! Your work really is beautiful! Love the idea of pairing it will a story as well!

Kim Kirkland said...

Shared on Facebook!

larissa said...

I just ordered the book for my daughter, it sounds just like the kind she would love! Thanks so much :)

Larissa Peterson

Larissarpeterson@gmail.com

Sara said...

These are amazing! I actually used to have a pair for my girl that she's since outgrown. <3

Anonymous said...

these are so adorable would love them for my little princess!!
Tracy breisch
btbreisch@shaw.ca

Sara said...

PS. I also shared on Facebook. <3 (Sara Baldwin)

Anonymous said...

also posted on FB!!!

tracy breisch
btbreisch@shaw.ca

Lisa said...

What cute slippers. Will definitely have to check out the book.

Lisa said...

Just shared on FB!

Nadine said...

Love love these! You are soo talented!
Nadine Skaling :-)

Becky said...

These are so adorable! I just adore the fact that they are bunnies :)
becky.j.jensen@gmail.com

{LKK} said...

Oh, my. I can't believe how precious these are?! Well, done! They would make little feet happy.

Lindsay Kinnick
lindzkaters@gmail.com

Becky said...

I shared on Facebook :)

becky.j.jensen@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

fun story behind a great pair of slippers
margaret
ritaunc@hotmail.com

{LKK} said...

My facebook friends have been officially informed via 'share'. Thanks for this opportunity!

Kellyt76 said...

Shared on FB page:)

Kellyt76 said...

These are ADORABLE!!!!
aprylswallows@hotmail.com

Jamie said...

these would look great on my daughter!!!

Chad said...

These are so awesome. I have 4 little girls. The hardest part would be choosing who got them.

nicole said...

Just shared on FB! these are adorable fb name is Nicolette Andron Negrila

tammy said...

SLIPPERS.....ADORABLE!
and i have not heard of this author..can't wait to get the book for my niece!

Kristy Carroll said...

Absolutely adore these slippers.

Also shared on Facebook
Kristy Carroll
carroll_kristy@hotmail.com

Chad said...

Just shared on FB!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome idea! Fashion and literacy are a wicked combination...

Erin Prehn
erinkobi@hotmail.com

Melanie said...

Oh, I love these. Heck, I love everything you make. I think I have a new favorite blog.

Brandee said...

I love all of your shoes, but this is by far my favorite give away. I love reading to my little girl and I think the story behind the slippers is just so precious.

Brandee said...

I shared on facebook!

Delta, Lima, &, Bravo said...

Thats it soo adorable!

Delta, Lima, &, Bravo said...

Shared on Facebook as well :)

Mande said...

So incredibly sweet. I adore these slippers and the book sounds wonderful too. We read to the kiddos every night and I can see Lanie bean in these bunny slippers holding the little book. Crossing my fingers. :)

Jess Zoerb said...

You are so talented, I admire your creativity. These shoes are one of my favorites.

Mande said...

Shared on facebook too. Love these little slippers. :)

Jess Zoerb said...

Also shared on FB!

Caitlin Mercer said...

Would love to win, but even if I don't I think I'll buy this book for my little niece and nephew. And from the sound of it their mum will love it too. Shared on FB. :)

Caitlin Mercer

Jennifer said...

These are so cute, if I don't win them I may have to try and make them myself.

Anonymous said...

Charming little slippers! My daughter would be thrilled to wear these. Thanks!!
kikiroberson@nc.rr.com

JillybeansMommy said...

So adorable and LOVE the connection to the bedtime storybook! :)

JillybeansMommy said...

Shared on Facebook!! :)

Moody Family said...

My little girl is starting to love reading. These slippers plus a new book would be very much welcomed.

kim ann geraci said...

So precious! My daughter would love these! Also, shared on my facebook page.

Jenelle Staetter said...

Soooo super cute!

Carrie said...

Adorable shoes, and the books do look so sweet! Would love to win this giveaway!

Kristen Lavinder said...

Love the slippers!

Kristen Lavinder said...

Shared photo on Face Book.

Jen Boschman said...

These are beautiful! Shared on facebook!

Alexis C. Trammell said...

Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Just perfect for my new granddaughter!
Too sweet!

Cheryl
cheryls303@sbcglobal.net

Moody Family said...

FB my friends :)

Kelly | Glamour This! said...

I love these. I even want a pair! ;)

Kelly De Luca said...

I shared it on facebook too. Fingers crossed!

Eight for Eternity said...

I love these slippers, and an added bonus of a bedtime story. What a great combo!!

shenandoah.n.katie@gmail.com

Sarah Whitton said...

I shared and commented on these on facebook! These are so sweet. I would need 2 pairs for my preemie nieces! Such a classic slipper!
bsagwhitton@gmail.com

It's a Wonderful Life said...

love them, hope I win. chiefjoseph25@yahoo.com

Amanda P said...

These are so sweet! I just love slippers!

Eight for Eternity said...

I shared your link via facebook, I love this giveaway!!

shenandoah.n.katie@gmail.com

Lauren said...

The slippers are just precious! I can totally see my little one running around in those! Oh, and I shared it on facebook!

It's a Wonderful Life said...

I also shared on facebook too. chiefjoseph25@yahoo.com

Amanda P said...

I shared on facebook.

Donna said...

Very cute slippers, my Lilibeth would look adorable in them.

Late Night Boutique said...

Oh, how cute! Lovely slippers

Donna said...

Shared on facebook.

Mommybug said...

Love this post, so cute:) Love a great kids book too!

lynchmob@telus.net

Zang said...

Crossing my fingers! I haven't won anything in a while.

Jessica Atkinson said...

So cute. I shared :)

Zang said...

Just shared it!

kristen said...
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Audrey Martens said...

I just shared on Facebook!

EileenNewell said...

Shared the photo on my FB wall!

Landon and Kylie said...

Gorgeous as usual!
ky.jackson@gmail.com

Katie said...

These and the most adorable things I have ever seen. I need me a little girl, she will have a closet full of Joyfolie

Katie
brookkatie513@yahoo.com

Katie said...

Shared on FB

Katie
brookkatie513@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty! My little Alexia would totally rock them!
Sarah Kavadas: sarah_woods1@hotmail.com

kristen said...

I think I'm in love <3
I can just picture these now on my baby girl!
My 5 year old gets a story every night so both my daughters would win with this one!
I also posted the pic.on FB!!
Kristen Erfle

Colleen said...

These are darling!! I would love them for my daughter!

Kassandra said...

Just shared on FB. They are too cute!

Kassandra Stafford

Colleen said...

I also 'shared' on facebook

Allie said...

they are just so precious!

Allie
allie.peterson29@gmail.com

**I also clicked "share" on facebook

Esther A said...

adorable!

Esther A said...

shared on facebook!

Brooke said...

yes, please!!

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this, but even if I don't I think the book sounds perfect for my niece and nephew. Posted on Facebook. :)

Caitlin Mercer

Deidre said...

I shared on facebook! Thank you for this giveaway! bdcaswell@att.net

Laura said...

One day, I want a baby and I want her to wear these....so adorable!

Deidre said...

My daughter would love these (so would I)! bdcaswell@att.net

Anonymous said...

I shared on FB & posted a message stating that my Little London would look precious in these and that the book would be perfect for her Daddy to read to her (via webcam) while he is on deployment overseas!

Shay
ms_shay13@hotmail.com

Jessica N said...

Oh these look like heaven, so cute and comfy! Those precious little feet will be very lucky to win these! Aamazing, you're extremly talented!

Lor said...

You've got such talent!! From cute to pretty and everything in between! These slippers are precious!

Chelise said...

These slippers make me so happy! Oh and I'm sure my 3-year-old too :)

cheliseb@aol.com

Jenny said...

These are adorable! Love them!

Kaitlin said...

SO cute!! I hope I win :)

Chelise said...

And shared on facebook!

Kaitlin said...

Shared on facebook too!

Jenny said...

shared! and fingers are crossed!

Lor said...

Just shared on facebook. :) Others will come and think they're cute too!

Lor said...

(repost) Just shared on facebook. lvanpopta@gmail.com

Ashley Bronson said...

Love, love, love! The cutest idea- thanks for the creative giveaway!

Kristal said...

So adorable!!!! Seriously cute!

Kristal said...

Posted it on facebook!!!

Danielle said...

Shared on facebook, love the book and slippers.

Ashley Bronson said...

Shared on FB!

Shelley said...

Those are adorable!!
shelleyjackson03@hotmail.com

Shelley said...

Posted on FB too :)

Kayla Renckly said...

How cute are those!

Anonymous said...

What a precious giveaway!
ivkoss@hotmail.com

Rye said...

shared on facebook too!! name: rye porritt

Kristal said...

What a perfect combo! A lovely book and delicately wonderful slippers! I hope I win!

Kristal said...

Shared on Facebook!

Kayla Renckly said...

I shared on FB, so cute!

Anonymous said...

I love love these! Sharing on fb of course! gvandervegte@mts.net

Brenda in Brazil said...

I hope someday I have a chance of winning...looks impossible when it takes 5 minutes to scroll down to the bottom of the page :)

Brenda Raap

Kelly Jane said...

Shared on facebook! How sweet :)
Email: kellyfegan@hotmail.co.uk

Julie D said...

Love these!

Taryn said...

I shared on FB! Love them, they're so cute!

tank_2323 at hotmail dot com

Tiffany Anderson said...

How sweet and precious can you get!

bec said...

just shared on facebook!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just recently found your shoe web site and I'm waiting anxiously to place an order for my two little girls. I think your work is darling, thank you for sharing.

Sincerely,
Maria Reifer

P.s. I'm keeping my fingers cross that I win!

Brooke said...

Shared these adorable slippers on Facebook! I would love for my little girl to wear these for her first birthday!

Tiffany Anderson said...

How sweet and precious can you get!

Julie D said...

Shared on FB too!

Anonymous said...

Just shared these adorable slippers on Facebook! I would love for my little girl to wear these for her first birthday!

Chrissy Nelson said...

these are simply amazing. heirlooms!

Melanie said...

Posted on Facebook. Cutest slippers ever!

Tiffany Anderson said...

Just shared on FB...PLEASE excuse me b/c I accidentally posted a comment 2 or three times almost in a row as I was being "Me" and didn't see my post at the bottom (it was because DUH! I didn't go to the last PAGE of comments..just looking at what showed on screen). I do not know how to delete my repeat posts though! :0

The Alvords said...

Oh how cute is this combo? I am dying to get my hands on both the book and the slippers!

The Alvords said...

Shared on FB as well!

tricityty said...

We just love books! This is a great giveaway! Thank you!

tricityty said...

I shared on facebook! Amber Tamara

Melanie said...

I shared. These are the cutest slippers I have ever seen.

Mary Munchkins Closet

Betsy said...

Love these!!! Soo adorable!
Betsy

bmader04@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

love, love, love! shared on FB as well. Sarah Kavadas.

Kayla ONeal said...

love these!! would love to see these on my baby's sweet little feet!

kaylaleann@gmail.com

Rayna Allin said...

WOW...these are great! My daughter would love these. She loves "hops". LOL!

Kayla ONeal said...

shared on fb!!

kaylaleann@gmail.com

Rayna Allin said...

Just shared this to my FB page. :)

QueenLondonsCarriage said...

I love the nubby terry cloth!!!
Leahlovesdogs14@yahoo.com
www.queenlondonscarriage.blogspot.com

angelica said...

My girls would LOVE this book and the slippers. Bedtime stories are a big deal around here.

angelica said...

Shared on Facebook!

SarahF said...

Just shared on facebook. I hope I win!

Cori said...

I really really hope I win. Beyond cute!

SarahF said...

Would love to give these to my Julia, size 8.

Amanda said...

Ohmygoodness. Those are the cutest things I have ever seen! I'm due with my first baby, a little girl, in April. I'm going to be getting so many shoes from you!!!!

~Amanda
http://mandymousecreates.blogspot.com
amarie726@hotmail.com

Ashlee B said...

you are so talented~~

Amanda said...

Just shared on Facebook too!
FB Name: Amanda Nelson

~Amanda
http://mandymousecreates.blogspot.com
amarie726@hotmail.com

stacymandania said...

So cute! My daughter LOVES elephants! I'll have to get these books for her, or maybe I'll be lucky enough to win one here ;)

Delta said...

These are soo adorable!

stacymandania said...

I shared on FB as well :)

Veronica Leaptrott said...

Oh simply adorable!

Lara said...

I love how you are discerning on what to read to the kids. I say, if I don't enjoy the story too, it should be out of here (but I let them keep the princess books). The slippers are so sweet and full of whimsy!

Lara said...

Shared it!

Larkie said...

very cute!

Delta said...

Just shared on facebook! Profile name: Delta Pierce Stafford

Anonymous said...

Shared!!! Great keepsake!!

Jillian

Jillianmcovey@gmail.com

Ashlee B said...

I also shared on FB

ashlee b
jasonashleebeld@live.com

Brittney said...

These are just too cute! I love everything you make :):)

Brittney said...

Just shared on facebook and commented, my name is Brittney Barin :):)

Anonymous said...

Just shared on FB. My brand new niece would look so adorable in these!!
Nicole
njharrison@shaw.ca

Jessica said...

So sweet! My precious niece, Brooklyn Mae, needs these for her first birthday!

Jazmin said...

So so so cute!!!

Hillary said...

These slippers are absolutely beautiful! What talent you have. That book looks wonderful as well, we love to read books in this house, especially to snuggle right before bed. :)

Jazmin said...

Shared on FB
Jazmin James Hatch!!

Hillary said...

#2 - I also just happily shared this wonderful giveaway on facebook

The Gillette's said...

Would love a pair for my 6 week old. SO Cute!

The Gillette's said...

shared on fb ;)

Alzbeta said...

So cute! They would be adorable on my little girl.

Alzbeta said...

I also shared on my facebook wall.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=179831462055366&set=a.113221395383040.7296.113211405384039#!/profile.php?id=137000212

Jessica said...

Just shared on FB as well....

Eliza said...

Sooo cute!

MooMooKITTEN of Death said...

Those are beautiful

Eliza said...

Shared on facebook :)
Eliza Derozier

Anonymous said...

fingers crossed! hope to win!
Amber
amberaarvik@yahoo.com

Jessica C. said...

Shared...would like to get hold of these adorable slippers!

Susannah said...

Those are adorable! I love it!

susana_rama@hotmail.com

Natalie said...

So adorable! I would love these for my little bundle that is coming in April! Perfect little bunny slippers just in time for her 1st Easter!!

Anonymous said...

I hope I win!!! These could not be any cuter!!!
Ktjenn@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

how adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

Natalie said...

Share on facebook! :) http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1332919122 Thank you

Jessica said...

Shared on FaceBook too! What little girl doesn't need a pair of bunny slippers?

AdronsCatherine said...

Oh, I just LOVE it!

Tiffany M. said...

WOW these are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tiffany
tiffanywink@hotmail.com

Tiffany M. said...

Also shared on FB!!!!

Julie said...

Those are the cutest shoes I have ever seen!

Julie said...

Shared the love on FB! :)

Kim Ogden said...

My 14 month old twins have just really started loving bedtime stories. I would love to win this for them. So adorable!

Kim Ogden said...

I shared on Facebook

Jamie said...

I shared on Facebook and of course LOVE those slippers ;)

Heidi Marie said...

Love these, so adorable!

cassie said...

my little girl would LOVE these!!

sassiesissie@hotmail.com

Angela said...

Oh those are so sweet, my two year old daughter just said ..those are "tute" (cute).

cassie said...

shared on FB!!!!!!!!

sassiesissie@hotmail.com

Angela said...

shared on FB too!

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