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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Natalie said...

awe! these are so sweet! I would love to win them for my niece. She's 2 years old and is really starting to enjoy books.

Christina said...

Love these! They are adorable!

Beatrice said...

Oh, I absolutely LOOOOOVE these! Thanks so much for another great giveaway.

The Crowsons said...

Oh I have MAJOR love for these!!!

Christina said...

Shared on FB (FB-Christina Rutter)

Nina said...

Sooo cute! I would love these for my daughter!

Beatrice said...

Shared on my FB profile:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=609270266

Matdawna said...

These are adorable! I would love to win these for my little girl!!

Tara said...

I love to share your cute shoes! everyone loves them. These are utterly adorable!

Shelly Keefe said...

Oh my, these are so adorable. I wish you made them in my size. lol

amber said...

shared these are so sweet! :)

Mandy said...

Oh my, these shoes are adorable!!! And my 1 year old daughter is obsessed with books :)

Anonymous said...

How adorable! phisig_21 at yahoo .com

Squeez Your Lemons said...

These are Gorgeous!

Kristen Sutton said...

I shared :)

Anonymous said...

Shared on FB (Heather Hedges)

meganfitzgeraldphotography said...

you are so talented! my girls would love these slippers!

Shelly Keefe said...

Shared the pic on facebook! I need to win these. My daughters feet would look adorable in these. lol

BCraftie said...

These are too cute!!

BCraftie said...

Shared on Fbook!

Aynslie said...

Too cute for words! I would love to have these!

Camille said...

These are absolutely adorable!

Josh Jill Cooper said...

Love your site and these slippers (already FB my sisters for their babies, too)!!!

Aynslie said...

Shared on FB

mmwhan said...

these are so cute my daughter would love them!!!

Meredith said...

Oh my gosh if I won these they would definitely be a cherished keepsake, so adorable and sweet <3

mere@jklobo.com

Camille said...

I shared on Facebook as well! :-)

Mark and Kristin said...

I stumbled upon you on Etsy a while ago and told myself, "I have to remember this store and come back once Emma is old enough to wear them." In that little time, you've taken off! So excited for you. I love your shoes, and I love your blog. Thanks for sharing. We'd love to win these. Seeing how quickly your items sell, we'd feel lucky just getting to purchase them!

MasonJars&Pearls said...

Shared on fb these are so cute!

Meredith said...

Shared!

mere@jklobo.com

Anonymous said...

Those are so precious! You are so talented. I will be checking out those books....my little Else LOVES to be read to!

hansennichole@hotmail.com

Kira said...

So cute! I love that the slippers go along with the book!

kiraconley@gmail.com

Shelley said...

I am completely in love with these!

Anonymous said...

my daughter would look sooooo cute in these :)

bjinx25@hotmail.com

Kira said...

I shared on facebook!

Anonymous said...

you are so amazingly creative. I dont know how you do it. AND thank you for sharing your "real" mommy stories. I hear mself talking when you are telling the stories. THANKS!!!

Nina said...

I shared it on Facebook!

Jamie Willett said...

So super cute! How much for mommy slippers like that?! ;0)

Jamie (dot) Willett (at) charter (dot) net

Anonymous said...

I love these, and my daughter would totally agree!!
cynthiam1986@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

shared on Facebook too :)

bjinx25@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I also shared on FB!!
cynthiam1986@yahoo.com

Ayne said...

Soo adorable!

Janelle said...

I love that they tie in with the book. Such a cute idea! janelle_voyakin@hotmail.com

Trisha Ashley said...

Soooooooooooooo adorable!
renee418@msn.com

jerusha said...

These are SO PRECIOUS!! I love your work.

Trisha Ashley said...

Posted on my FB wall! Thank you for this giveaway!

Mile High Mama said...

SO cute and would love to read the books (bedtime at our house could definitely use some help)! And shared on facebook :)

The Fabulous Ms. Beth said...

there's are soo cute!

Sherry said...

Love the little slippers & I shared the pic on facebook.

Darla Peters said...

Adorable slippers!

~M said...

Those are the most adorable things ever. Love them.

Leah. said...

Oh these are precious!

leahrussell76@hotmail.com

Sherry said...

Love the little slippers. I posted the pic on facebook also.

Cara Waterson said...

these are beautiful! My little angel would love them, and thanks for the heads up on the Humphrey books. I struggle finding books we both enjoy.

Allison said...

Those are super cute!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE these!!!
jamied.jackson@comptroller.alabama.gov

Casy said...

There is so much detail in these little shoes! They have got to be the sweetest little shoes ever!

jerusha said...

Just shared on facebook too!

Jody said...

OMG, this one of the sweetest things I've ever seen!
wickedmissj@aol.com

Leah. said...

Shared on facebook :)

ameliacook said...

I LOVE these! If I win can I order another pair?? expecting twins in 4 weeks!!

Anonymous said...

I shared on facebook!!

jamied.jackson@comptroller.alabama.gov
Jamie D. Jackson

Anonymous said...

I would love to win these! It even looks like there's a slipper for BOYS!
jacquieclarke@telus.net

Patricia S. said...

Those shoes are so cute, and the books sounds like a good one too.

Heather Lewis said...

These are simply adorable...dah-ling ;)

NatalieB said...

Adorable:0) To die for!

cathy said...

These are so precious and sweet!

Nikki T said...

These are absolutely adorable! I need to win these! lol If not, can I buy some??

Jenny Lacock said...

These are adorable little slippers! I love your work!!! :O) sunflowerladybugs@hotmail.com

Melissa c. said...

Ohhh how I'd love these for my baby girl!!

Cara Waterson said...

Shared the photo on facebook too :)

robvicmiller said...

I have twin 2 yr olds: Cole & Chloe. These are perfect! L♥ve them!

Jody said...

Shared on FB!
wickedmissj@aol.com

natalieB said...

I also shared on facebook:0)

Jennifer said...

So adorable! I love them!

jeniferlott@excite.com

Cinda said...

Would LOVE to win these and that lil book too...I have 6 granddaughters with various ages but any of the 3 smallest ones I could see wearing these!! Fingers crossed here

Patricia S. said...

I shared on Facebook as well. I wish my sister would look at these, She would love them as much as the rest of us.

Emily said...

How precious!!! My daughter would love the book and slippers!! So adorable!!

Heather Lewis said...

(Also shared via facebook...too cute to keep a secret!)

Jenny Lacock said...

Shared on Facebook...

Melissa C. said...

Just shared on Facebook

ameliacook said...

I shared on facebook- I can't wait until the twins get here so I can order shoes from you for them!

jgorger said...

These are just to die for! I love them and my daughter Emma, almost 1, would just get such a tickle out of them!

Dorothy said...

Oh, those are ADORABLE. Thank you so much for the giveaways.

Paulina Splechta said...

oh my gosh these are SO adorable I just want to eat them up!
paulinasplechta@gmail.com

Karis Brandes said...

Those are so precious! I want to win them for my twin girls!

Dorothy said...

I shared on FB.

Paulina Splechta said...

also shared the fb link!!!
paulinasplechta@gmail.com

Karis Brandes said...

I also shared on Facebook!

The Kielblocks said...

So cute! My fingers are crossed!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness, these are precious!

Anonymous said...

OMG I love those, you do beautiful work.

AnneMarie scoobydoo2773@yahoo.com

jennchen0430 said...

Love these!!! Would love a pair for my sweet baby girl. :)

Anonymous said...

AWE! I am like you, I don't enjoy reading to my children quite as much as I probably should but I have never even heard of the Humphreys books so maybe they will do the trick! And the bunny slippers just in time for easter would be just darling! You are so talented!!!

FB name: Brandy Rosson Liles Liles :)

Elizabeth said...

I love these!

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing these books! My kids LOVE books. I am going to check them out :) I shared on my FB page.

Karen said...

Just shared on FB! :)

Casy said...

Shared on Facebook :)

Margaret said...

I love your shoes, and your blog has been such an inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway!

jennchen0430 said...

just shared on Facebook as well!!

Ali said...

Those are so adorable! My daughter is absolutely in love with bunnies she'd love those so much!

Kelly Tillotson said...

these little bunny slippers are soo precious!!
*kelly
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

McCollough said...

I would love to win these for my daughter. I have shared your link on FB as well. I think your work is amazing and beautiful!!

Kim said...

These are so cute.

Angie said...

How precious! My little Morgan loves bedtime stories and shoes! I would love to have a pair of those darling bunny slippers.

Jaimee said...

These are great!

Jaimee

jetyson747@yahoo.com

ksbowman said...

These are truly adorable (although I'm not surprised... everything you create is!). I would love to have a pair for my little Isabella... and those books... both my kids LOVE books and we're always looking for new stories to add to the bedtime collection.
Kristen Bowman

Anonymous said...

I shared also :)

AnneMarie
scoobydoo2773@yahoo.com

Margaret said...

Shared on facebook!

Lisa said...

I adore these slippers and your mommy truth! I hope my Tabitha wins!!
Thank You for your beautiful and inspiring work!

Jaimee said...

I shared on Facebook!!

Jaimee

jetyson747@yahoo.com

Shannon Gordon said...

would love to win this bk & these beautiful slippers for our newest family addition!! thank you :-)

Clint and Ang said...

How adorable!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your shoes! Thanks for the great giveaway :)!

Kelly Tillotson said...

i shared on facebook!
*kelly
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

Shannon Gordon said...

also, just shared the pic on facebook :-)

Little Wife Power House... said...

These are so adorable! I'm hoping to have a girl next so would love to save these :)

Little Wife Power House... said...

Also shared on facebook!

The Garners said...

I LOVE your shoes and these slippers are no different...sooo adorable!!

The Garners said...

just shared on Facebook!!

The Kielblocks said...

Shared on Facebook! Fingers crossed again :)

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Wow those are so adorable, I would love love to win those! (please do a tutorial!)

Kim said...

I shared the link on Facebook too.

The Crowsons said...

I shared you on facebook!!! :)

Jen Rocks said...

So Adorable, LOVE Sally Hunter!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

I also shared these via facebook!

Jennifer said...

I also shared on FB.

jeniferlott@excite.com

Angela said...

These are too sweet! My Mia Kate would love a pair also!

Wendy said...

These are absolutely amazing!!

Cat said...

These are so darling!! What a great giveaway

~The Moses Family said...

Those are absolutely adorable!!

Anonymous said...

I loooove these :)
Natalie
nherreraphotography@yahoo.com
I also shared on FB!

Cat said...

and I shared on facebook

Wendy said...

I also shared on facebook :)

kimber savidge said...

Shared on fb Kimber Savidge (Burns)

...these are seriously so cute. I hope that someday my kiddos will hope that thier mom is so creative to be able to do things like this...for now...oh to live through others and admire their creativity! Thanks for sharing!

Late Night Boutique said...

These are so cute my little lilybeth would love these here is my entry!

I also shared on facebook!!

LenzLove said...

Love these darling little shoes!!

nightowl said...

These are adorable and the books look wonderful, too.

winit6 at hotmail dot com

Kristin Stone said...

I love these! They are so cute!

kristin.s.stone@gmail.com

LenzLove said...

Shared on Facebook...and glad to do it!

nightowl said...

I shared the Facebook photo.
Kimberly B.
winit6 at hotmail dot com

EileenNewell said...

Swoooooon! Love love!

Jennifer Hellam said...

Awe, super cute - what kid doesn't like bunnies??!

stephanie said...

Just precious! Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

katherine arens said...

what a great idea! I would love these

katherine arens said...

Shared on Facebook for second chance!!

Jennifer Hellam said...

Shared on FB too! (<3 these!)

http://www.facebook.com/#!/jennifer.hellam

Marcie T said...

These are soo cute and so sweet! I will definitely be checking these books out and would live some matching slippers :0)

Debbie Cooper said...

I would love these for my sweet baby girl! If we don't win them, can we buy them??? Also, I shared on my facebook page. Hopefully if a family member of mine wins, they will choose not to give them to their own child and instead give them to me! LOL!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=1522604823

Anonymous said...

Amanda Pitka Amazing slippers!!

stephanie said...

I shared on Facebook!
stephanie@stephanienewbold.com

Anonymous said...

Amanda Pitka I also shared

Meredith B. said...

Bunny slippers...must have!!

(Humphrey is so sweet, I <3 Mothercare's Humphrey lines...if you haven't e-window shopped at www.mothercare.com yet Jessica you'll most likely be delighted and the Humphrey gear! and then start shopping - thank goodness I have a brother in England!! haha :) ).

I'll share on facebook too.

breedwoman said...

so cute! i need new slippers for my little bit!

Kelly said...

Ok, I would love to win these. They are SO ADORABLE!!!! But can I buy them, if not?! They are just TOO cute!!!!!

Country Mouse said...

Oh my! These are the sweetest! But then, all of your things are!

Maggie said...

So so so cute!

Ashley T said...

I would love to give those slippers to one my nieces!! And those books sound fantastic.

Julie Preston said...

I love these! I also posted a comment on FB!

Ashley T said...

I shared :)
(Edit: last post is supposed to say "to one of* my nieces")

Christina said...

Sharing on Facebook....these are too precious and what a clever way to make bedtime more exciting. Sweet Dreams!

NJ Composer said...

These are adorable!

Rebecca said...

These are so, so cute.

NJ Composer said...

Shared on Facebook!

Emila F said...

I would love to have these for my daughter!

Rebecca said...

Would love to win these for my daughter.

Mandy Evans said...

Lovely as usual.

Emila F said...

I also shared on facebook!

Rebekah said...

Wow, I would LOVE to Win the book and the slippers!! I have a little one whose nickname is Bunny, she ALWAYS carries Bunnies with her (no matter where we are going) and even around the house...she even makes the funniest little Bunny face!!! Not to mention her Birthday is Coming up in March!!!!! Hope I win!! Good luck to everyone else as well!!!!!!

kimsueellen said...

VERY sweet. My baby would look adorable in these, and we love books, and we don't have this one yet. :)

kimsueellen said...

Also shared on facebook. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

shared on facebook.....Erin Munro

Caroline Farmer said...

Love these! Any chance you'd make the boy version too? I have boy girl twins!

Caroline Farmer said...

Shared on FB!

Jolene Kroeger said...

Just ADORABLE!!! Shared on facebook as well.

Hanna said...

these are adorable. i just had a baby girl a week ago:) thanks for the chance to win

Suzanna said...

What a great prize! I would love to win!

Tammy VB said...

Very cute! Would love to win these!

Suzanna said...

I also shared on Facebook! Thanks!

Jennie said...

SO darling!! Especially with Easter coming soon :) love them!

Shared on FB too! Thanks!

Melissa Fullmer said...

I'm a sucker for bunny slippers and these are to die for cute!

lala said...

Adorable slippers! My daughter would love these!

Melissa Fullmer said...

i shared on facebook, hope i win!! http://www.facebook.com/melissafullmer

Amanda V said...

Love, love, love these! Would love to win these for my little niece... she would love them!

lala said...

Shared on FB @ http://www.facebook.com/liwil

Jessica said...

So cute! My girlie would look so cute! Size 5!

Anonymous said...

Bedtime should be special as this is the time children will remember when they have children. I love how your little girl wanted you to make her these precious little shoes so while reading this book she could play act apart of the book in her real life bedtime ritual. Great job mommie as to helping with her imagizantion. I would love to begin this time with my one year old grand daughter so she too can imagizine and play act during her bedtime stories.

Sara Frazier said...

Hope I win these, they're adorable!

Anna Gross said...

I appreciate the book review from one Mom to another. There are lots of books that I dread at bedtime as well. :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway and always precious shoes.

lauren said...

So adorable!!! I love starting bedtime traditions. This book sounds like a great addition!

Anna Gross said...

I "shared" on facebook too!

Kami said...

Super adorable!! Thank you for the chance to win! My little princess would squeal with delight at receiving these!!!

Thera said...

I really want to win these. They are too cute!
tlbetenson@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

These are so positively adorable!!! I love having a new bedtime story recommendation, as well. Story time is so integral to our bedtime routine, and having a great story totally makes it more enjoyable for kids and parents =) Thank you!!!

Thera said...

I also shared on Facebook!
tlbetenson@gmail.com

Emily said...

I shared on facebook as well:) so cute

Anonymous said...

These should be manufactured too!! Love!

Jillian

Jillianmcovey@gmail.com

Tracy Nichol said...

I am in LOVE with these! Shared on FB http://www.facebook.com/tracy.nichol1

Brandy said...

I love these slippers! My daughter would look adorable in them!

Brandy said...

Just shared on FB!

FB Name, Brandy Davis Heitkamp

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