Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tie Buddies - With Giveaway

 


I don't remember learning to tie my shoes. Rest assured, I do in fact know how to (though now that I think about it, I don't have many lace up shoes. lol) but it's not something I remember learning. Which could indicate it was an uneventful process or perhaps it was traumatic enough I've blocked it out. I doubt it - though I have always been the type to keep trying until I get it right. My daughter is the same and has always been. So I've been a little curious to know how experiences such as learning to tie her shoes, would go. Not only on her end - but would I do a good enough job that would help her grasp and accomplish it quickly? Well this fabulous product has saved the day - and made a potentially stressful situation completely fun, AND something we could do together - which I love. I didn't even bother trying to teach her until we had these - so the whole experience could be enjoyable.



It's simple. All you do is loop the shoelace through the *beads* (aka - Tie BuddiesTM) and the loops are there for good. No fiddling with laces to try and keep those *rabbit ears* in place and no concerns about remembering steps. With Tie BuddiesTM, there are just a few steps but it's nearly the same thing done twice. Check how it works HERE. Wendy, the mastermind behind this awesome product, was inspired by her own desire to make it easier to teach her youngest daughter how to tie her shoes. So after many prototypes and ideas, Wendy finally perfected the product and in April 2007 she was ready to market them. Am I ever glad she did! Wendy was kind enough to send us the Fairy and Magic wand set which is perfect! My daughter had a blast and it was such a fun thing to do together. No frustration, no tears, and totally cute laces after. Okay - the truth is this....she doesn't even own any shoes with laces so we ended up having to try this out on her daddy's dress shoes. HA! And yes, I've instructed him to wear them to work tomorrow, fairy Tie BuddiesTM and all :) He will, he's such a great sport (not to mention a fabulous dad!). I will of course be going out this week to get her some of her own lace up shoes that she can happily sport her adorable Tie BuddiesTM on. I won't be surprised if these make it on her *show and tell* list in the near future.

Would you like to try these out for yourself and see just how easy and fun shoelace tying can be?! Well lucky for you, Wendy has also generously offered one winner their choice of Tie Buddies™.


To enter, comment below and let me know whether you would choose the girl set (fairies and wands) or the boy set (red and green racecars). (You must do this in order for additional entries to count).

For ADDITIONAL entries:

Please make each a separate comment

*Subscribe to our newsletter (button on sidebar) - 1 entry
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*Follow us on twitter (button on sidebar) and tweet this giveaway - 1 entry

*Blog about this giveaway and send us the link - 1 entry
*Order your own set of Tie Buddies™ and let me know! - 5 extra entries

This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US 
and will close Wednesday January 20, 2010.



17 comments:

the momma said...

Since we have 3 girls... we would definitely choose the girl set! My 4 yo would use these immediately! What a great idea!

the momma said...

I follow your blog!

the momma said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/meclarks/status/7727779709

matt_share said...

I would choose the girl tie buddies.

matt_share said...

I have subscribed to the newsletter

matt_share said...

I follow this blog

Jennifer said...

I would probably choose the boy ones, but I do want both!

Jennifer said...

Subscribe to the newsletter

Jennifer said...

Follow your blog :)

The Lowry's said...

I would choose the girl faries

The Lowry's said...

Follow your blog

Amy said...

Enter me please for the boy set, amyhub at shaw dot ca.

imalarsen@gmail.com said...

Girl Set! So fun, thanks!

The Jensens said...

I an a subscriber.
-Radelle

The Jensens said...

- I follow this blog
Radelle

The Jensens said...

I would want the boy set, Red racecars! :)

The Jensens said...

I follow you on twitter & tweeted!!

 

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