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Lugz Women’s Theta Boot #Giveaway

It has been cold here in New York, and I was in need of some new boots. I wanted something comfortable, not bulky in appearance and water-resistant. I found just what I was looking for in the black Theta boots by Lugz.

These boots have a classic alpine wedge that makes them exceptionally comfortable and supportive. They have a water-resistant upper and a slip resistant outsole with a flexastrude memory foam insole, that is so comfortable.

The boots have an overlay tongue and durable d-ring lace up closure for a great fit. The speed hooks, padded tongue and collar, along with the updated sleek, slim toe shape don’t even make my size 11 feet, look big or bulky.

They keep my feet warm and dry even on the coldest days. They are so comfortable, they are perfect to wear on my walks as well. They have great traction which is perfect for surfaces with snow, slush or ice. They come in other colors too!

Would you like a chance to win a pair of these boots in black or any of the other colors they come in? If so, just enter below.


Lugz is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One of our lucky blog readers will win their own pair of Women’s Theta Boot in the color and size of their choice (subject to availability)! Thank you to Lugz for the review pair of Lugz and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Good Luck! Open to US residence in the contiguous 48 states.

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Choose TIME Slippers For High Performance Relaxation – #Giveaway

We are getting our first snowfall in New York today. It is the perfect day for me to appreciate the beauty of the falling snow from my windows as I write. Afterward, I plan to do some holiday baking, and then help my kids decorate a gingerbread house.

In the evening, we will build a roaring fire, and watch a Christmas movie together. I really need a day to kick back a little, and let myself enjoy some holiday fun. That can be difficult for me to do this time of year, because my editorial schedule is so full. However, today I am putting that time aside.

I am reminding myself of this today, by wearing my TIME Slippers. Who am I kidding? I have been wearing these slippers every day since I got them. The mid top, wool slippers have hard soles that I can and do wear outside, because they are so warm and cozy. No one even thinks they are slippers, as they look more like a mid top sneaker.


They are so easy to put on and take off, no laces to tie, and the handy hook and loop fastener flap in the back, lets you just slip your foot right in. I have had them for about a week, and I have been wearing them every day because they are so comfortable and they look great!

The yoga mat insoles make my feet feel great with 6mm of cushioning, that was expertly designed to be comfortable under pressure. The wool interior keeps my feet warm when it is cold and wicks away moisture to keep my feet comfortable. I chose the wool exterior, but they also have leather. TIME Slippers are all made using the finest quality materials.

If you travel, you will be able to sail right through TSA in these babies. They have many styles to choose from for men or women. Women, if you have big feet like I do, don’t despair. While their women’s sizes go up to 9.5, the slippers are unisex. That means that you can just order the men’s size that is the equivalent of what you need.

I can tell you, I wear a women’s 11,  I ordered the men’s size 9, and they fit perfectly. I was afraid they would be really wide or look huge ordering a men’s size, but they don’t. The stretch laces fit my narrow feet perfectly, but would easily expand to fit wider feet.

I love these slippers so much, they have been added to Mommy Ramblings 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. They would make a great gift for just about anyone!


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See How One Pair Of Shoes Can Have Different Looks & Enter To Win A Pair!

 To celebrate the launch of their new shoe line Alterre is having a  giveaway just in time for the holidays! If you ever had trouble just packing one shoe or finding a comfortable go-to for all of your outfits, this giveaway is for you. One lucky lady will get her pair before Christmas!  I had a chance to preview these exact shoes a few months ago and they are gorgeous and so comfortable. I like that you can have a totally different look in the same shoe. It saves room when traveling for sure!

Ever carry multiple pairs of shoes to work? Have you ever struggled with picking only a couple of shoes to take on your next trip that would match everything? Alterre shoes were created with you in mind. Their patent pending technology, lets you mix and match your look to fit your lifestyle. With over 65 combinations, it is easy to transform your look from day to night and pack light for your next vacation. Customizable and comfortable, they are the perfect pair for any occasion. These shoes are as versatile as you are!alterre shoes

All of their shoes are designed in their New York Studio and made according to fair labor laws in Brazil. Alterre donates 5% of the proceeds to the women’s abuse shelter Restore NYC, so you get to do good while you look good.

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Now for the giveaway! You can win a Black Heel Starter Kit which is the same kit I have and it is awesome! This kit has an ARV of $180 and includes a pair of black suede mules, mist grey Jackies, and evening sky Marilyns with a handy travel bag for the looks. For more information and to see the product details click HERE!  To enter the giveaway just use the widget below! Good Luck!!!
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Lugz, Women’s Shifter Work Boot Review & Giveaway!!!


We have officially entered the winter season. If you are looking for a sharp looking, practical boot that will give you good traction no matter what winter dishes out, I have a recommendation.  I recently browsed Lugz great selection of boots and decided to try the Lugz, Women’s Shifter work boot in black.  Now, as a woman with size 11 feet, I was worried they would be huge and make my feet look tremendous.  I was wrong, in fact they make my feet look smaller.  The boots looked so small I thought they would be too small but they were not and provided lots of room for my feet.

The boots are sturdy and very high quality that will stand up to any amount of hard work or just a day out running errands.  The cushioned insoles keep my feet comfy and the sole provides lots of gripping traction to keep me on my feet and not slip sliding away on snowy or icy terrain.  As long time Lugz lovers, our family knows their shoes and boots stand up to lots of wear and keep looking good.  If you are looking for durable, good-looking footwear for your entire family, check out Lugz!

Right Now if you buy one pair of Lugz, you will get 50% Off another pair when you use the code BOGODEC but hurry this great offer ends December 30th!!! See the site for full details on this amazing offer.

Lugz  Shifter Boot


Lugz Shifter Boot Bottom

The Women’s Shifter work boot provides a classic cool style and the comfort to last day and night.


  • Durabrush Upper
  • Padded tongue & collar
  • Cushioned insole





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Sunset Yoga Workshop in Brooklyn Bridge Park With Miz Mooz Shoes!!! #MizMoozMoves

Well, I am very proud to introduce my daughter Alexandra as a new guest blogger for Mommy Ramblings. Alexandra graduated with her Masters in Public Administration in May and is working full time with NJ Transit as a Transportation GIS Analyst.  She lives in the NYC area and will be covering local events and happenings in the city that never sleeps.  Her first event post is one I knew she would love.  She is a very active young woman and after work can be found jumping on a train to a yoga studio.  So the September 16th Sunset Yoga Workshop sponsored by Miz Mooz Shoes in Brooklyn Bridge Park had her name all over it.   For all the details read her post below:



The weather was breezy but nice in the Harbor Side Park in DUMBO. The bright orange yoga mats were set up directly across the Manhattan skyline with a perfect view of the Statue of Liberty.

I am used to taking power yoga at my home studio but have been craving a slower flow and the teacher, Kelly, absolutely delivered. The poses she recommended were perfect to completely stretch out the body no matter if you were a novice or a very practiced yogi.


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The class was very welcoming and provided a nice retreat from the chaos of the city. Miz Mooz showcased some very fashionable styles for fall and each blogger was sent home with a very comfortable espadrille style flat which I have been using for commuting on the PATH.
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miz mooz shoe circle


miz mooz yoga class label


The shoes are comfortable  and fashionably perfect for the city.  I had an absolutely amazing experience sharing this class with all of the awesome bloggers and want to thank Miz Mooz for their hospitality and the great shoes and goodies we all got to take with us!  To see all the gorgeous Miz Mooz fall shoe styles visit their website and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


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Save UpTo 70% On Back To School Shopping At The All New Nordstrom Rack!!! #NordstromRack

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom Rack but my word and opinions are as always 100% my own.

Closer and closer to school starting for us and it’s so bittersweet for me.  I don’t want the summer to be over.  I don’t want the days to grow shorter and colder and I definitely don’t want to head into the winter that everyone is predicting will be one of the worst!  As much as I try though, I can’t stop time.   With the kids heading back to school it’s important to make sure they start the year off right.  Did you know that the all-new nordstromrack.com has the top brands and latest styles for up to 70% off!  They really do, and they make it easy to dress to impress with designer brands at clearance prices.

Some of my favorite picks for my boys for back to school on the site were:

The Tucker + Tate “Townsend” Straight Leg Jeans in Toddler and Little Boy Sizes.  The jeans were only $12.97, that is 64% off the regular price

Tucker + Tate

 The Tucker + Tate Conrad Plaid Shirt is only $12.97 and 65% off the regular price!

Tucker Tate Conrad Plaid Shirt

The ASICS Performance Tees were only $9.97 which is 38% off the regular price.  This one so aptly describes either one of my little guys!

Ascics Performance Tee Full Speed Ahead


Volcom ‘Stripeedo’ Hoodie was 14.97 a whopping 70% off the regular price!

Volcom Stripeedo Hoodie

The Stride Rite Racer Light-Up Sneakers were only $16.97!  That’s 67% off the regular retail price.


Stride Rite Light Up Sneaker


And for mom, I saw so many great options to wear and accessorize for Meet the Teacher night at school.

My top picks for me were:

The Sienna Rose Fringe Sleeve Tunic Blouse for $35 is great for pairing with nice pants or jeans and is 37% off the regular price.

Fringe Trim Tunic Blouse

MOTHER ‘Daydreamer’ Skinny Flare Leg Jeans were 75% off the regular price of $196.00 which means they were only $49.00!  Score!!!

Mother Daydreamer Jean


The Sweet Trotters ‘Suki’ Flats were 63% off the regular price and were a steal at $36.97!

Suki Trotters Flat

The Indio Leather Demi Handbag in ocean is a must have for me and at 50% off the regular price, why not?  A gorgeous leather bag for $64.97!

Indio Leather Demi Handbag





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pediped Debuts Spring/Summer 2014 Collection With 70 New Styles & Colors!!! Enter Our Giveaway To Win A Pair!!!


Shoes are so important for children’s feet.  Their feet are always growing and it sometimes can be hard to find the right fit.  pediped makes it easy for me to get the right fit for my kids and to get the most wear time from the shoes with the sizing tools on their site and the Flex Fit System.  The Flex Fit System allows for additional included insoles to be inserted or removed for a custom fit as your child’s foot grows.  These insoles can increase the size by as much as 1.5 inches, greatly increasing the life of the shoe. 

I recently selected the pediped Boulder Flex Waterproof hiker for my 6-year-old to review.  Right out of the box he could not wait to put them on.  With the winter we have been having these were the perfect shoe to wear to school because they were waterproof and warm.  They are flexible, comfortable and one of his favorite pairs of shoes to wear.  I have the inserts in now so he has lots of room to grow.  He is able to run and jump in them and be as active as he wants with them on and they are not stiff or cumbersome.

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pediped flex fit system


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Pediped Flex Boulder Black

  • Rugged and sporty, these pediped® shoes are some perfect hiking-inspired style for your little guy’s wardrobe.
  • Awarded the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
  • Waterproof leather and suede upper with breathable mesh underlays.
  • Double hook-and-loop closure for an adjustable and secure fit.
  • Padded tongue and collar provide additional comfort.
  • Breathable textile lining and a cushioned textile insole.
  • Flexible rubber outsole.
  • Flex Fit System™ allows for additional insoles to be inserted or removed for a custom fit as your child’s foot grows. These insoles can reduce or increase the size of the shoe by almost a half a size, which extends the life of the shoe.
  • Machine washable.
  • Imported.

pediped® Debuts Spring/Summer 2014 Collection with Over 70 New Styles and Color Combinations

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Collection highlights Memory Foam Technology™, water-safe Adventure Line

and machine washable athletics


pediped® launches its Spring/Summer 2014 Collection of American Podiatric Medical Association accepted footwear. The collection offers more than 70 new styles and color combinations across its three signature lines: Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®.


The collection highlights over 20 styles designed with a water-friendly material that is machine washable. Two new styles have been added to the water-safe, eco-friendly Adventure Line, Shoreline and Shorebet; and best-selling Sahara is now available for girls. Riddell and Orion, two athletic styles featuring Ultra Light Technology™ debut in both Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. Memory Foam Technology™ highlights 10 new styles across Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®.



pediped girls original

•             Originals® feature flexible, soft-soles recommended by pediatricians and podiatrists as the shoe’s design closely mimics barefoot walking.

•             12 new styles have been added this season. Highlighting the collection is Louisa and Lacee for a brighter wardrobe, and Isabella and Betty cover signature styles. For boys, Martin is an ultra breathable choice for outdoor adventures.

•             Originals® will retail at $35 and are available for children in sizes newborn to 24 months.

 pediped Spring Line

pediped Originals Boys

Grip ‘n’ Go™

Pediped Girls

•             Grip ‘n’ Go™ is made with all the benefits of Originals®, but a special feature G2 Technology™ is added to help a toddler stay balanced while transitioning into a confident stride.

•             The collection highlights Memory Foam Technology™ in five new styles: Mirabella, Lacee, Tori, Martin, and Brice. Also new to Grip ‘n’ Go is Riddell and Orion, two athletic styles that are machine washable and water-safe.

•             Grip ‘n’ Go™ will be priced at $39 or $48 and is available in EU sizes 19-23, US kids 4-7.

 pediped flex girls


pediped Boys

•             Flex® is the ultimate shoe for confident walkers who have developed a natural stride. Flex® offers more than 50 styles available in a variety of sandals, Mary Janes, ballet flats, athletics, and casual wear that feature a color palette of pastels, bright neon, classic browns and signature black.

•             Popular as ever, the water-safe, eco-friendly Adventure Line expands with over 10 new styles and color combinations. Featuring pops of bright colors, the Sahara and Shorebet make their debut for girls alongside Shoreline for boys.

•             The innovative line of machine washable athletics, made with Ultra Light Technology™, expands with six new styles and color combinations. Featuring flex grooves to support natural foot movement and heel cushion for added comfort, maximum flexibility is achieved all while remaining light as air.

•             Flex® styles range in price from $48 to $57 and are available in EU sizes 20-36, US 5 kids- 4.5 youth (available sizes vary between styles).


The pediped® Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is now available for purchase online at www.pediped.com and in select retail stores.

Win a Pair of pediped Originals in Girl or Boy!!!

Pediped Originals Spring Girls

Pediped Originals Spring Boys Line

pediped is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a pair of pediped Originals in their choice of boy or girl.  pediped Originals are available in sizes newborn-24 months.  The style of the shoe will be chosen by the sponsor.  Thank you pediped for the review shoes and for sponsoring this awesome giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Dress First is the First and Last Place To Shop For Special Occasion Dresses of Every Kind!!!


I think New Year’s Eve is not only about the start of a new year but a new season for dresses.  If you think about New Year’s Balls, you probably envision women with gorgeous full length ball gowns dancing and ringing in the new year with class and style. The new year seems to transition effortlessly into one formal event after another.  The start of spring brings with it college formals, high school proms, graduations and of course full speed ahead into wedding season.  Sometimes it can be overwhelming the amount of functions we’re invited to and the decisions on what to wear coupled with the expense of buying several different dresses. All those decisions can be stressful on your mind and your wallet!

I recently found out about Dress First and I have to share it with you!  DressFirst.com is the global leading online retailer for wedding gowns, special event dresses, wedding party dresses, and accessories.  Dress First takes great pride in providing their customers with high quality garments at affordable prices and exceptional customer service. Their enormous selections of dresses can be tailored to your exact specifications.

Wedding Dress

I could not believe the Wedding Dress collection and how low the prices were!   I was married way more than a few years ago, and my gown cost at least 10 times more than most of these dresses!  Imagine the savings for the parents of the bride!  But it does not stop there, you will find great styles for mother of the bride or groom, bridesmaids and junior bridesmaids.  They also sell a full line of accessories including wedding veils, shoes, jewelry, evening bags and more. The even carry maternity bridesmaids dresses.

Wedding Veil


Jewelry Sets


Short Wedding Dress



Are you a guest at a wedding?  They have gorgeous evening dresses of all types, lengths and styles.  Need a little black dress?  You should probably pick up a few with this selection and pricing.  If you have daughters heading to the prom, head on over to Dress First to see all the great styles.  Your daughter will love them and you will not have a heart attack when you check the price.  You might even consider doing a trash the dress photo shoot with the money you save!

Vintage Dress


Little Black Dress


Empire Gown


The site is so user-friendly, you can shop by dress length, neckline, back and strap style, fabric, color, embellishments, season and more. So do yourself a favor and keep Dress First in mind when the invitations start flooding your mailbox. Follow Dress First on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates and news on new inventory, sales, specials and more.  It may be cliché but you don’t need a million to look like a million.

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This is a sponsored post that I was financially compensated for on behalf of a PR agency, influencer network or company.  As always the opinions, views, writing and ideas are 100% my own.

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Silly Monkey Doll Clothes, Shoes and Accessories For American Girl Dolls Review & Giveaway!!!


Recently, Silly Monkey sent me a denim outfit for 18″ dolls like American Girl.  I received a trendy pair of distressed skinny jeans and a floral top with a back velcro closure and matching floral slip on shoes.  The jeans have a button and fly and 2 back pockets. Everything is very well made with lots of details and it is quite the trendy spring or summer outfit for any 18″ doll.  Silly Monkey has a wide selection of fashionable, quality doll clothes at great prices.  Silly Monkeys is providing Mommy Ramblings Readers with an exclusive coupon code  “Mommy” that can be used on their website.  When you enter “Mommy” into the coupon section on the order form, you will receive a 10% discount off your order.  The code is good until March 31st.


Silly Monkey is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win the same doll outfit.  Thank you Silly Monkey for the review outfit and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  Open to US residents.

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Nomad Footwear, Inc. Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

I was recently asked to pick some footwear to review from Nomad Footwear, Inc.  I selected the Puddles, Orange Monet Rain Boot.  I got them for my daughter because I knew she would love them.  They are funky and fun and just her style.  I was not wrong, she loved them and they suit her very well.  These water-resistant boots will go with almost anything and she says they are extremely comfortable.  The buckle on the side really adds flair to the boot.  Nomad Footwear, Inc. has a great selection of women and kids footwear.

I am very happy to tell all my blog followers that Nomad Footwear, Inc.  is sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their item of choice (up to $55.00 value).  Thank you Nomad Footwear for the review pair of boots and for sponsoring this kicking give-away on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents only.

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Mandatory Entry– Visit the Nomad Footwear Website, and tell me what pair you would pick if you win.  Leave your answer in a comment on this post. (If this entry is not done, all others will be deleted)

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1. Like Mommy Ramblings on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

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3. Follow Mommy Ramblings on Twitter, and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

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6. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Picket Fence Blogs (Button is on the side of our blog, “We’re on the Fence) and leave me a comment here you did.  You can do this once a day, just make sure and leave a comment each time you do.

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Good Luck Everyone!!!  Give Away Ends September 8th at 12am EST.  Winner will be selected by Random.org.


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