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Giveaway // Win a Pair of custom TOMS!


{rafflecopter entry form at end of this post}

I am way excited to be partnering with Free Range Chick to give away a custom pair of Toms (up to a $70 value).  When I first came across Shanti's etsy shop I just had to have a pair.  I had never had a pair of Tom's before and I thought what better way to wear a popular shoe than to wear a pair that no one else has the same of!  From prom date proposals, to bridesmaid shoes, to hunger game quotes --- this girl can turn an already incredible shoe idea into an even better one!

When Shanti offered to make me a pair I decided to go with lyrics from one of David's and my favorite songs - Shady Grove by Doc Watson (a nice blue grass guitar jig).  Shanti makes it really easy to customize right down to the location and font of the embroidery.  Before she does the stitching she sent me over a mock up just to make sure it was exactly what I wanted and then before I know it they were at my door step.  The first pic below are my feetsies (thats baby talk for feet) & the second picture is some Hunger Games inspired Toms that I think are just awesome!



// Not only does Shanti have a great etsy shop that carries the amazing Toms and some other great creations, but she also has a super cute blog and a super fun heart.  Here's a Q&A sesh to help you get to know her a little bit:

Q: Where are your from and what is your favorite thing about growing up there?
A: I was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa. Although we lived in the country, daily we would go into town and bounce back and forth between Grandma's and Aunt Carolyn's house. My two cousins, sister, and I would spend our days playing kickball in the yard, building snow forts, taking endless bike rides, and building some pretty awesome forts out of refrigerator boxes that Grandpa would surprise us with every once in awhile!

Q: When did you know you loved crafting/art?
A: When I was about 18 months my Grandma would sit me in my highchair with two pin cushions, and for hours I would entertain myself by transferring the straight pins from one pin cushion to the other and then back again. From there, I took a pretty natural progression into sewing and then, shortly after, into cross-stitch and embroidery. My Grandma was my mentor for all things sewing and needlework related, but my mom and I would spend hours making wreaths, basket weaving, etc.

Q: Favorite tv show & favorite band/artist?
A: OH! I love these questions. My favorite TV show is hands down Gilmore Girls. I adore the small town banter, the familiarity of Luke's Diner, and the adorable Bed and Breakfast, The Dragonfly Inn, that Lorelai and her best friend Sookie run. My friends joke that in my dreamworld I would just recreate Starshollow.

Ok, now onto my favorite band/artist. I honestly can not just pick one, so you get three! 1 - Mute Math. 2 - John Mayer.  Where The Light Is is my "go to" album. 3 - Sarah Jarosz.  Two of my favorite tunes are "I Can't Love You Now" and the instrumental track "Mansinneedof."

Q: Something most people don't know about you?
A: Well all of my family and close friends know this, but something a little unique about me is that I was raised vegetarian. I am 28 and still have not tasted a single piece of meat.

Q: Any advice for those looking to start an etsy shop and blog?
A: I do not know if I have been around long enough to start dishing out advice, my blog and Etsy store are still less than one year old! With that being said, I was one of the lucky ones that had pretty quick success, and was able to quit my "day job" just 4 months after launching my Etsy store and blog. I think it is most important to always have top-notch products on your Etsy store, and a professional look to your blog with quality content. I think with both Etsy and a blog you need to assess your community or competition and make sure there is a need for what you are offering. If there is a need, fill it, and see what happens!

Where to find Free Range Chick
etsy  |  blog  |  facebook  |  twitter  |  pinterest

 and before we get on to the giveaway... how about a coupon code!
use code WILDANDPRECIOUS to receive 10% off from Free Range Chick

Giveaway:
Winner receives custom pair of Toms
enter by using the rafflecopter entry form below ->

a Rafflecopter giveaway

{please make sure to read the terms & conditions. let me know if you have any questions}
Good Luck Everyone & thank you Shanti!!

105 comments...:

  1. I love Gilmore Girls too! Best show ever... maybe I would put a Lorelei quote on my Tom's.

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  2. how fun! i would put my favorite quote between my husband and i "omnia vicit amor" meaning love conquers all :)

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  3. I would put a short quote like "live laugh love"

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  5. Hmm...not sure if it would be wedding related or just for fun!!

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  6. I am dying for a pair of the hunger games toms! I would definitely put a mockingjay & one of my fav quotes from the books!!

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  7. Oh my goodness, these are so awesome!! I do not own a pair of TOMS, but I really, really want some... these would be amazing! I would have to think long & hard about what to put on them, but I'm thinking a favorite Bible verse or our wedding date.

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  8. The new blog looks so sweet, beautiful Mama :) hope you're doing wonderful, Blair! xoxo

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  9. Not sure yet what I would put...but these are so stinkin cute. I've never owned a pair of Toms, but these would be an awesome first pair!

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  10. I'd put...shoot for the stars.
    It's a motto of mine and a good reminder to never stop reaching for the top!

    Loveeee the pics of your feetsies! So cute!

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  11. Such a cool idea. I agree some nice song lyrics would be nice, as well as a famous quote, or just some cute symbol that is meaningful to you.

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  12. I think I would put a quote from one of my favorite books! SO fun!!

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  13. Love these! Wouldn't it be fun to put the shape of your state on them?

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  14. I like the idea of having a little birdy on one and a tree on the other. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  16. i would put a quote but im not sure what yet!

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  17. I like the idea of a tree with roots on the inside heels. Perhaps the see no, hear no, speak no evil monkeys

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  18. I woul dbput my name with a cute drawing or an inspiring quote

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  19. On the outside of foot an Ichthus and heart. On the inside 1 Corinthians 13:13. Love these! So cute!

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  20. An Inspiring quote.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I can't decide.....probably "There are few like us". On one shoe and "...and few like us" on the other. My grandma always said that.

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  22. I would write a bible verse probably... Or my favorite lyrics from a song! I think yours are really clever.

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  23. I'm not sure yet what I would put on them..but something good. definitely

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  24. I'd have to give it some thought, but I think I'd put a favorite bible verse.

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  25. these are sooo cool!! man, such a tough decision about what to put on there!! maybe some hearts or a quote!!

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  26. I think I'd probably put my blog name and a waterlily but then I might totally change my mind on that too. So going to obsess about personalized TOMS now!

    http://littlewaterlily.blogspot.ca/

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  27. I would getting something to wear my wedding day leafing up to the ceremony! Probably some hearts and the wedding date :)

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  28. This is awesome. I would put Ephesians 5:2 with some hearts on my TOMS :)

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  29. I think I would get hearts or stars...I can't really think of a quote! :)

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  30. Definitely stars, but I'm not sure what words/quote. So cute!

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

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  31. I would probably put a mason jar on it.

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  32. I would probably put a mason jar on it.

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  33. I am a music addict, so depending on how I feel the day I win (hopefully), I'll pick a song lyric :)
    XoXo

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  34. Anything colorful or Springy!

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  35. i'm thinking "beloved" on one and "free" on the other : )

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  36. Chic, Chic baby! do you like the ideea of following each other?;X

    FashionSpot.ro

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  37. I would want the word Wench with a wine glass on it.

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  38. This is soooo cool! I have NO idea what I would put though... maybe a Bible verse or a few small flowers...something totally girly ;)

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  39. I probably would put my name, or fave Bible verse on it.

    ~Johanna

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  40. I'm a Twilight fan so I would put "So the Lion fell in Love with the Lamb"
    herent@comcast.net

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  41. I would put some embroidered peach and gold flowers on a gray pair, I think!

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  42. I would probably put a Kurt Vonnegut quotes on 'em.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  43. Vade in pace (means Go in peace)
    Lubka K.

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  44. I would put my personal motto "Brilliance Ensues". It reminds me that positiveness prevails against negativity.

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  45. Hii!

    I am following your blog and for the shoes, I think I would pick a quote from Rasputina music, like,
    "oh perilous world"
    thanks!-
    Cassie
    butterykittens@yahoo.com
    http://www.dailydirtydiaper.blogspot.com

    I'm hosting a giveaway right now too, for tea tree shampoo/conditioner! ends may 1st

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  46. I'd put on some quirky or inspirational quote. Maybe something like "these shoes are made for walkin'"

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  47. oh.my.goodness!!! gah, these are wonderful! i want a pair SO BAD!!! :-) i would put a favorite song lyric, maybe, or part of a mary oliver poem that i love!

    thanks you for the FANTASTIC giveaway!!
    xo,
    erika

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  48. I would put my fiance and my wedding date. I plan on wearing a pair for our wedding next May. :)


    Sharayah
    mylttlpny1 at gmail dot com

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  49. I would love to do my initials and some hearts or stars.
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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  50. I don't think I could surpass that Hunger Games themed pair!

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  51. I don't think I could surpass that Hunger Games themed pair!

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  52. I would put "I Do" on them since I want to wear Toms under my wedding dress!

    dlogston(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. returning to the woods is going home

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  54. My children's names and birthdays

    beckymarie621 @ gmail dot com

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  55. I'd put some Smashing Pumpkins lyrics on them :)

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  56. Oh, wow! I don't know what I'd want on them...birds, maybe:)

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  57. I would put the phrase, " abundance flows into my life
    luckyseattlemom at gmail dot com

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  58. I would love something like an panda on one shoe and bamboo on the other.

    Serena Powell

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  59. Since these would be for my daughter, she would design them...it I am betting something about soccer:)
    Angie

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  60. I would put: "Here Am I" "Lord Send Me" :)

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  61. some inspirational quote - it would have to be inspiring to me

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  62. my mom would love these, but i don't know what she'd want on them. if it was me, i'd put a favorite quote

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  63. I would put lyrics on my toms! or maybe words on one shoe and a design on the other.

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  64. I would put this quote from my favorite John Mayer song:
 :Don’t be scared to walk alone
, Don’t be scared to like it"

    --Meagan

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  65. They would be for my daughter so I would have them say something about her softball team. She lives for softball so I know she would just love them. thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  66. Hi, this is so cool! I would put a quote on them!

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  67. What a cute idea! I'd probably do a little dandelion on the inside panels. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  68. I'd put the logo and some lyrics from one of my favorite k-pop bands!
    niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

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  69. My favorite quote says: You can't have a beautiful ending without making beautiful mistakes. I would put that.

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  70. I'd put my name and some favorite logo on it :D

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  71. I'd put a guitar logo and "Don't worry be happy" :)

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  72. A quote but fard to choose what! :O)
    dulcidea at live dot it

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  73. I am a big fan of Mad Men. I think I would put Mad woMen on my shoes.

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  74. I would put Don't be afraid to take big steps.

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  75. I would put Don't be afraid to take big steps.

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  76. umm i'll get it written; i smurf you!

    GFC: fatema email: mclasb11@hotmail.com

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  77. I'd put my initials on one and Stars on the other :) xoxo

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  79. I'd put a Leo constellation on one shoe and 5 pointed stars on the other
    iluvpolkapie at gmail dot com

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  80. i would get some wedding toms... embroidered with something blue! love them.

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  81. i would put "knit fast, die warm" and a ball of yarn, with knitting needles!
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com
    -Nicole
    Knit, Nicole, Knit!

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  82. i would get cats on them! make that a two-headed cat :)
    sammybigtoesure at gmail dot com

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  83. i'd choose something with music notes for my musician sister who lives in TOMS.

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  84. I would love a large heart with a cross in the middle. Thanks
    moniquehasana @ hotmail . com

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  85. I'm planning to wear customized Toms for my wedding in September. I'd love to embroider our date and initials.

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  86. I'd want to add swallows or a traditional flash tattoo theme to my Toms.
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  87. I would love a couple birds and a inspirational quote! I would need to put a lot of thought into it. They would be so special.
    dluckyz at excite dot com

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  88. I would put some kind of inspirational words to remind me to be a better person, like "gratitude" and "love"

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  89. Probably a bird and have it say "fly free" ...my name is Robin, so I love birds and think its creative!

    rg86 at nau dot edu

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  90. I study herpesviruses so I would have a herpesvirus capsid placed on them. (Such a nerd, I know)

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  91. I like the wedding ones with our wedding date on them!

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  92. I would probably have flowers put on all of mine so I have them with me wherever I walk. ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

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  93. Great idea! I'm dying to get some Toms and customized ones who be even more fabulous! I would definitely have to think long and hard about what I wanted on them but it would be something classic like flowers or a couple of powerful words

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