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Merry Love Joy’s Moccasins of Choice

Freshly Picked has arrived in store and we love them so much!

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“Susan Petersen started making baby moccasins in 2009 after becoming frustrated by the lack of well-designed baby shoes. Using her second child, Gus, as a mocc tester, and a bag of scrap leather she picked up at a yard sale, she began experimenting with designs. Working at her kitchen table, on a shoestring budget, Susan persisted through several attempts until she had created a pair of moccasins that not only looked adorable on Gus’ chubby little feet, but stayed on his feet as well.

Since then the moccasins have gone through about six design changes. Each change has perfected the look and the fit of the soft-soled shoe. The moccasins you purchase today are durable, well designed, and most importantly: stay on your child’s foot.

Money was tight at the time Susan started and in order to earn money to start her business she got resourceful. Her brother owns a window installation business and in the summer of 2009 she convinced him to let her keep the old windows that he was removing from the houses. She spent a whole summer banging the glass out of the windows because they were encased in aluminum frames. At the end of the summer she took the aluminum window frames to the scrap yard and recycled them to get money. She made $200 dollars and with that literal sweat equity, she started her business.

Each pair of moccasins, whether being shipped to the rich and famous (or at least their kids), or shipped across town, are made with care, perfection and a love for the little feet they are intended for.”

Freshly Picked are a shoe of choice at Merry Love Joy as well. Our own child had an unfortunate accident, falling off the bed at about 17 months old. When we were at the orthopedics office getting him casted, he arrived in Freshly Picked and the doctor told us he was so delighted to see our baby in moccasins as they are the best first shoe you could put on your baby. The natural leather allows your new walker to get acclimated with their surroundings by having an almost second skin on their feet, feeling the ground around them and protecting their tiny toes and soles. In the midst of what felt like a mom-fail, I had a mom-win!

Come in and check out these delicious new moccasins and put your babes in the best shoes possible. Freshly Picked are only sold in store so be sure to stop by before they are all gone!

As Always – Happy Shopping!

– XOXO, Emily

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