Monday

May 5, 2008




Today's sweet shoppe...




Win a pair of Monkey-Toe
Ladybug Shoes like
Suri Cruise's (as seen on
Oprah) or a $30 gift
certificate from
Skimbaco!

When Katja and Matt first met in an Irish pub in Frankfurt, Germany, they knew that their lives were forever changed. He is from Austin, Texas. She is a former runway model from Finland. Since that first "chance" meeting, the two have married and now have three children that they refer to as their own "little United Nations" since each of them were born in a different country. After living in three countries and seven states, the adventurous pair settled in Durango, Colorado where Matt is an emergency medical service helicopter pilot and Katja is a stay-at-home mom. Together, they founded Skimbaco, an upscale boutique. Katja's entrepreneurial spirit and creativity have given her an edge in launching this family owned and operated business. Skimbaco's most recent claim to fame was being mentioned on the Oprah show last week by actor, Tom Cruise, as he showed off Suri's favorite shoes - a pair of ladybug Mary Jane's that a friend recently purchased for her from Skimbaco (along with a package of goodies for Katie, the proud mom). Visit Skimbaco to learn more about Katja and perhaps do a little shopping for yourself!



Win a pair of Monkey-Toe
Ladybug Shoes like
Suri Cruise's (as seen on
Oprah) or a $30 gift
certificate from
Skimbaco!


Just visit www.skimbaco.com,
and comment to this post on
your favorite Skimbaco
merchandise. One winner will be
chosen using Random.org. Drawing
to be held May 15th! Open to U.S.
residents only.


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123 comments:

Lauren Horsley said...

Oh! Love these! There is nothing more fun than cute, childlike shoes for your little one to run around in. The "Hoot" owl shoes are my favorite.

We are THAT Family said...

The ladybug are my favorite-cause I have an adorable little bug who lives with me!

Kristin said...

Oh my gosh these are adorable! I love the Quick Change Pouch in the Balloons Pink, I know it would be perfect for those moments you don't want to carry a whole diaper bag. Just perfect!

Jackie Ruck said...

I love these shoes - my daughter is fascinated by butterflies and would love a pair.

gunzie said...

I love these shoes! The veggie booties are my favorite. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kristinia said...

Definately the Hoot Owl Shoes and BUzzy Bees, too cute!
I love all their products though!

Awesome contest, I'm adding you to my blog!

EllyBean said...

These are so cute!

Sarah said...

I really like the Tea Collection sweaters for boys and girls! I really think those monkey toe shoes are utterly adorable!

Thanks for the chance to win!
sharvey(AT)connections-etc(DOT)net

Scarlett said...

Other than all the Monkey Toes, I love the Tea Collection Misaki dress. So cute!

hello DOT scarlett AT gmail DOT com

Jill @ Live, Laugh, Blog said...

the buzy bee mary janes are adorable!!

jill dot perryman at gmail dot com

jenny said...

wow i would love to win a pair of them for my little one there just so cute if i win a pair i would need a size 4 or 5 in a baby shoe thanks

claire said...

Oh, what a fun store! I love the girl's dresses-especially the Tea Collection Misaki dress. Thanks for the giveaway.
claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

rachel b said...

super cute ladybug shoes! i also like their personalized stationery! :)
bierbaur(at)hotmail(dot)com

windycindy said...

Hello, I really like the "Jack & Beanstalk Large Felt Cake!" It comes with the 50 pieces that a child can create with. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi\
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Milk Mama said...

Those shoes are adorable and a gift certificate would be wonderful. I thought that the Lola et Moi Paris Wool Dress is unique and adorable! :D Thank you!

carolsue said...

I like these shoes a LOT; I also like the Blue Cat Dress!
digicat@sbcglobal.net

Lilith Silvermane said...

Onni Handbag Red Crown is sooo cute. I LOVE these shoes though. My toddler would love to wear these, and then pass them down to her little sister!

To die for!!

julie said...

love the jack and the beanstalk felt cake...what fun...count me in with this wonderful giveaway!
3beez at bellsouth dot net

Mama Zen said...

I love the Blume personalized thermals!

Tuesday Girl said...

I love the hoot owl shoes!

laura said...

Cute, cute shoes! And congrats to Katja. My favorite item from her store would be the *baby star* Poodle Mini Blanket Spring on Yellow. I'm in a blanket phase right now! :)

Susie said...

I love these shoes! They are awesome! Thanks for doing such a great giveaway.

Rachel C. said...

I love the Navy Fun Dots Shoes. Thanks so much!

Jennifer said...

i'm sticking with the ladybug shoes as my favorite!

Stephanie said...

I love finding places to shop that have unique products which are affordable! Thanks for the link (since I don't watch Oprah). I would have to save the ladybugs are my favorite though.

Melissa said...

I love the baby star blankets and bedding... so precious! (jeepcutie82(at)msn(dot)com

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I think for myself I'd really like Rose Window necklace- how gorgeous is that!? But if I find out this baby is a girl (we find out Friday) I SO want those Lady Bug shoes!! : )

Steph
jsprecourt@yahoo.com

Panjo Kids said...

These shoes are adorable. BUT, for my little boy I'd have to pick the Vroom Motorcycle Short Sleeve Tee as my favorite!

misty said...

I like the baby bully onesie. Thanks for the opportunity.

mistchlo@hughes.net

Mary512 said...

I like the wrap schoolgirl skirt by wati in pink for girls. great giveaway, thanks!

Danielle said...

I really like the bumble bee tennis shoes.

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Rachel said...

I love the "Tea Collection Misaki Dress"!

kevnjacks said...

I really like the Poodle Blankets (esp the Flutter Blue on Chocho one)! :)

moushka said...

I really really like the Personalized Mini Tags Heart Necklace.

Shauna said...

ooh, I would love the Orange Fun Dot shoes! So cute!

shaunahowell AT hotmail DOT com

a said...

I love the Buzzy Bees Tennis Shoes!!

Cassie said...

I just love the apron with the cars and the matching backpack! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Jenna said...

Hands down the silly monkey Mary Janes!

lace said...

What fun cute shoes. My niece would love them.

I love the twinkle star necklace.

Andrea said...

So many cute things. I like the Big Brother sweatshirt for my son and the tea Collection Misaki collection dress for my daughter!

Ames said...

I love them all - the leap frog mary janes are so cute!

Mommy said...

OMG those shoes! How can I pick. I love the ladybugs, b/c I call my daughter ladybug. But I also am dying over those Buzzy Bee tennis shoes. So cute! She just learned to walk. I want all the shoes!
-Carrie
crt4book[at]yahoo[dot]com

MMW said...

Love the baby shoe personalized necklace. For Me. Also love the ladybug shoes for baby too.

Julie said...

Love the hot rod tee in blue!

Genevieve P said...

I'm having trouble choosing between the Tea Collection Tacna Ticking Stripe Skirt and the Wendy Silk Dress in Poppy. Such cool stuff!

Blessed said...

The Buzzy Bee shoes are adorable!

superfizz said...

I love all of her store! My favorite is the Birdie Short Sleeve Onesie in Purple by Pluto.

JenO said...

I love the Yellow Marina Sandals! The veggie boots are way cool, too!

Heather said...

Hi, I like the Big Sister Long Sleeve Shirt in Purple by Pluto for when my next baby is born!

jandh at myfamilylovesit.com

Shauna said...

This is a great website!! Those shoes are adorable worn by Suri Cruise, or not!! :) My favorite item is the yellow coin purse for mom's, though. I added it to my summer '08 fashion wish list at thisnext.com here:

http://www.thisnext.com/list/0A84CB9D/the-new-stay-at-home-moms

Anita said...

The Leap Frog Tennis Shoes are adorable!

Krista said...

Oh, I really like those shoes, unfortunately my son probably wouldn't look too cute in them! He'd love the blue and green security blanket though as he's really into snuggly blankets!

megankortepeter said...

Love the Baby's Pearl Initial Bracelet

Chris said...

You gotta love the Ladybugs!!! There are just too cute and would look adorable on my niece, but the leap frog tennis shoes for boys would also look absolutely adorable on my son too!

Katie said...

The Ladybugs are cute but the Livie's Red Wings shoes are my favorite.

Becca said...

My 1YO daughter is obsessed with shoes these days and I know she'd love these Ladybugs...or any other pair of shoes at this shop, for that matter.

Heather K said...

to choose between shoes it would be hard! ALL of them are adorable! I love the lady bug tennies too! So sweet!

Feanna said...

Ok I'm loving the elephant shoes.. My little boys would LOVE these.. Very uniques items..way to go...

feanna form HB CA

milkgoddess said...

I love the ladybug shoes! they are toooo cute!

Katie said...

I think the brown elephant shoes are adorable. katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com

ecky said...

i love the orange fun dot shoes. really bright and cheerful!

Reiza said...

Velvet Blazer by Wati in Turquoise

nessatxmom said...

What a great site! I love unique things for the little ones. The green heart dress is too precious!

Danielle said...

must, Must, MUST have the Silly Monkeys Tennis SHoes!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Tara said...

Grace's favorite color is green, so I'd pick the Leap Frog Mary Janes. Thanks!

Jana Leigh said...

I love the fun dots shoes and probably would get them in orange!

nor_lou said...

Garden Large Felt Cake by Twinkle Kids and those cut shoes (my daughter loves ladybugs)

Wendy said...

The lov bug mary janes are so cute and would be adorable for my little love bug!

striving... said...

How cute. Thanks for the chance.

Jaybird Designs said...

My daughter is really into ladybugs this year and would LOVE those shoes!

Seeryusfam@msn.com said...

There are a bunch of really cute things, but I keep going back to the Ladybug shoes! My daugher wears a lot of red...and these would be adorable on her little feet!

Mama Luxe said...

I like Katja and I like a lot of the things at her store. Some of my faves are the ladybug shoes, Starburst Long Sleeve Tee, baby bully onesie, Vroom Motorcycle Short Sleeve Tee, and the monkey shoes.

mamaluxe at gmail dot com

Joanna said...

I love the Eve's Pink Apple sandals!

Heather said...

I am such a sucker for little kid shoes! Love the little piggie ones! Katebeth45ATgmailDOTcom

CanCan said...

I like the Red Skull cotton (boy) pants and shirt. I love pirate stuff!

Mari said...

the ladybug shoes are so cute. my 7 year old wants a pair! So soft and sweet!

Oh My Baby said...

I love the LUV pink tennis shoes! They're my nieces favorite too!

dolls123 said...

I like the BLUME women's blue thermal

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

Christie said...

I love the Emilio's Carmel and Taupe Loafer... so cute!

Heather said...

How ADORABLE!!! I just love your selections!

bridge said...

I like the Hoot Owl Shoes...super cute!
Bridge32484@hotmail.com

LifeatTheCircus said...

I checked out the site, but the ladybug shoes were def my favorite. With two little ladybugs at home, they'd get good use!!

Cuddle Cottage said...

We do "This Little Piggy Went To Market' umpteentimes a day, so I have to go with the Little Piggy Mary Janes. The lady bug shoes are just precious!

Stacey Moore said...

love the Made Ya Look Short Sleeve Tee in Black

Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

My daughter just LOVES lady bugs, so these would be just perfect for her. She'd lovvvve them.

Madison*Boutique said...

Love the Luv Bug Mary Jane shoes. Beautiful site.

hazel said...

I love love love the magenta tassel mary janes! My little one would too!

Rockin' Mama said...

Hi

I like the Onni Handbag Red Crown! : )

Happy Mother's Day!

jaminnua said...

Ilove the Silly Monkey ones, I bookmarked them a while ago. The Ladybug is very cute, too. Thanks.

Sarah Berry said...

The custom blanki and the ladybug shoes. How cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

bethany said...

I love those cute shoes-but I really love the baby star bedding as well!!

Naomi said...

I love the Lola et Moi collection and the Hoot shoes.

Cascade said...

Do I really just have to choose 1? Well, I'm shopping for my 2 year old son, so I like the Horsie Cameo Organic T-shirt best...then the cute socks and the Emilio loafers. If I had a girl, I would be all about the mary jane style ladybug shoes!

lydia said...

I love the little Piggy Mary Janes, my daughter loves the movie BABE she watches it everyday!

Kristen M. said...

I love the "spread sunshine" necklace.

FunkyFrum said...

love the bee shoes

I'm Toni said...

Since my boy is 22, I looked at the Mom stuff. I love the black & white Marimekko Kukicha Bag!!! In fact, I love several of her bags!

love your blog, too!

Happy Mother's Day!

toni

Sarah said...

The buzzy bees tennis shoes are really cute, too!
beezerly (at) yahoo dot com

tvollowitz@aol.com said...

Emilio's Navy and Tan Loafer -- adorable. Stephanie V.

ProjectHope7 said...

I have several favorites, and sevral recipients that would be blessed! the buzzy bee's are adorable, the emilio navy and olive(or was it tan), and the livia's navy fundot really caught my eye. thank you for the giveaway!
cathy b

kiitos palyon to skimbaco!

Hélène said...

I love the Buzzy Bee Mary Janes.

allisonsays.com said...

I LOVE the little bow brown elephant shoes! Oh my gosh they are SO cute!!


eternally at gmail dot com

Elijah's Mommy said...

I love the lady bugs best! I've always liked ladybugs and think these little shoes are so sweet!

Kaye said...

I love the little ladybugs. My little bug would absolutely love them too!

Aura said...

They have such a nice selection of unusual products it's quite hard to choose. I've bookmarked the site to buy the elephant shoes for my son when he starts walking. My favorite product though is the carrot top handknit baby hat.

The Scotts said...

The lady bug shoes are super super cute but i also love the Orange Dot shoes too.Those are super cute!

Little Ladybug Designs said...

I love the ladybug shoes! My daughter loves ladybugs too! kim at littleladybugdesigns dot com

NIKKI said...

I love them ALL but the lady bugs are my favorites bc I call my twins my little lady bugs!

Marin said...

I love the navy & taupe loafers. They would be so cute on my son!

jkalea said...

I love the Hoots - Owl Shoes for boys -- they are super darling!!

Jinxy & Me said...

So many cute things! I love the Navy Fun Dots Shoes.

Jo said...

It's hard to choose between the Monster shoes and the Green Dino Print shirt. My little guy would love either one. :)

jocoiner at gmail dot com

Guendalina said...

I love the lady bug shoes!!!! Would love to get a pair for my daughter :)

Killlashandra said...

It's all about the Red Skull shirt. My little boy is very into pirates right now!

Tara said...

Our little one just started walking YESTERDAY, so I'm loving the Livie's Red Wings for her summer walking shoes. Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy said...

I have to pick just one?? Hmm, love the lady bugs mary janes. We call our daughter, Bailey bug.-- it just fits! :o}

TY!

Erika Cass Designs said...

Those ladybug shoes are sooo cute! I'd have to get 2 pairs for my twins of course. :o)
I also love the Twinkle Felt Gingerbread House Toy. What a great idea!
Katja offers a lot of great products on her site.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

If you couldn't tell, I have a thing for monkeys. I just love the Silly Monkey Tennis Shoes and Mary Janes!! They are just too adorable!

Marlena said...

What a great website they have...so many cute items. I adore the Daisy Days Hand Knit Baby Hat. Too cute!!

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Jenna said...

I love the Lady Bugs-My daughters nickname is "Kelsie Bug" so that makes it perfect!

I cant wait to find out more info about the Summer Sizzle!

Mom said...

I love the felt cakes. How adorable.

But I also love those lady bug shoes.

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Shaunalynn S.

Sara DMS said...

Oh, choices,choices! I'm torn between the Veggie Boots, Hoot Owl shoes, and the Bumble Bee Monkey Toes. Plus, the Socks to Go Monkey Toes 4-pack is just too cute!

Brooke said...

I LOVE the Wendy Silk Dress in Poppy.

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