Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tsubo Winner

And our EXTREMELY lucky winner is ...

Donloree! Congrats, cutie, and I'll be in touch.

More giveaways coming soon ... check back often.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Husband Mike's Tsubo Review:

My friends, I give you ... HM:

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Sally mentioned to her Tsubo friends that I was a bit jealous of the free shoes she gets from them; they immediately set me up, so I have a little review of the two shoes I received.

These are my new everyday shoes. My coworker - the one who complimented me on my Cydwoqs - she complimented me on these, too. Maybe I need to get her opinion before I buy my next pair of shoes.

The Tsubo Altanas are a combination of suede, regular leather, and canvas. Pretty clever mixing all those elements in the same shoe. They have a hiking shoe feel, which I like.

Around the time I received these shoes, I was dealing with an injury to my heel. Some sort of spur crap that required me to wear comfortable shoes until I got better. The Altanas are what I wore. When I switch to some of my other pairs - also considered comfortable, since why would I wear shoes that weren't comfortable - my heel would hurt. I'm not saying that these shoes are medicinal, but they worked out great for me and I am very thankful to have them.

The second pair I received was the Tsubo Pelagons. These are cool looking shoes. I know these are good looking shoes because I have good taste in shoes, and also because a stranger in line at a store asked me what kind they were. As a guy, I know that if more than one woman compliments me on my shoes that I've got good shoes. That's kinda my goal. That and being comfortable.

These shoes also mix suede and shiny leather, and have a cool red dot on the back of the heel. They are a sleek, low-profile shoe that can by worn fashionably with your dark-wash/going-out jeans. But compared with the Altanas, they are nowhere near as comfortable. At least not for a guy with a heel injury. There is not a lot of support in this shoe and I could feel part of the structure of the shoe beneath the insole. This was only an issue on my foot with the injury, so I must assume that the problem lies with me.

Beautiful shoes, though. I look forward to wearing them more. Later. Thank you Tsubo!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tsubo Giveaway

I'm beyond excited that the kind folks at Tsubo have decided I can give away another pair of their fantastic shoes! And this time, it's not limited to Acreas ... you can pick any shoe on the Tsubo site that is still available in your size. How sweet is THAT?

Here's whatcha gotta do to get in on this action - READ CAREFULLY:

1. Go to Tsubo.com and pick out the shoes you'd love to own. Make sure your size is listed in the style and color that you want.

2. Do one or more of the following: Follow Tsubo on Twitter, fan Tsubo on Facebook, or sign up for the Tsubo newsletter (bottom right corner). If you've already done this from the last contest, just say so.

3. Leave a comment on this post with the following information: Your chosen shoe, which way you'll be following Tsubo, and A VALID E-MAIL. Entries without an e-mail listed will not be accepted.

Do all of this by midnight CST on Sunday, December 20. I'll choose a winner at random the following week. This giveaway is open to everyone. Good luck to all!

Yes and Yes Winner

And our winner is ...

Joelle! Congrats, doll.

Tune in tomorrow for yet more giveaways ...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Yes and Yes Calendar Giveaway

I am fortunate enough to live in the same city as the lovely Sarah Von, and ALSO fortunate enough that she will occasionally write to me to say, "HEY. YO. It's time for coffee and catch-up, McGraw." Because I miss her, but I can be a giant scatterbrain. Last time we got together she told me about this truly amazing project that started small and blossomed into something quite fantastical.

Sarah's blog, Yes and Yes, is your handbook to positive living minus the gooey sentimental claptrap, and she’s gathered quite an audience around her uplifting writings. So when she asked her readership if they’d be interested in purchasing a Yes and Yes calendar, the answer was a resounding, “YES!” Appropriately enough.

You should probably buy up a few copies – bargainous at $18 apiece and free global shipping – for holiday gifts. But if you’d like a copy for yourself for the bargainous price of NOTHING, here’s your chance!

1. Leave a comment on this post WITH A VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS.
2. Wait until next week
3. Hope that I draw your name at random!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, December 13. It’s that simple people. Big thanks to Sarah Von for supplying a copy of this gorgeous calendar for the giveaway!

PONO Winner

And our lucky winner of the PONO necklace is ...

momara! Congrats, beautiful, and wear it in good health.

Another giveaway coming right up later today ...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

PONO Necklace Giveaway

Who WOULDN'T want to win this stunning PONO Urban Marquette Necklace? At nearly 36", this piece features resin beads coated in a satin-nickel finish. What a fun, funky and versatile piece to add to your accessory collection! Here's what ya gotta do:

1. Leave a comment here telling us what you'd wear with this gorgeous necklace.

2. Leave a valid e-mail address in that comment. If I can't contact you, you can't win.

3. Gain additional entries by following PONO on Twitter (1 entry) or Facebook (1 entry). Leave an additional comment for each of those actions.

This contest is open to everyone, including international readers. Leave your comments by midnight CST on Sunday, December 6. Good luck, and I'll draw at random and post the winner next week!