Like every other little girl on the planet, at about the age of nine I became smitten with horses. Well, let’s not waste our time… ponies. I still have all the books my parents bought me during that phase, and my now nine year old is devouring them too…
At the time, we were living in Jamaica (I know) – but each summer my parents would make a big pilgrimage back to the U.S. to see family and stock up on American goods. This usually meant me spending a portion of the summer hopping between the homes of aunts and grandparents and a portion at Keystone Camp for Girls in Brevard, North Carolina – it’s a camp straight out of The Parent Trap (the 1961 version, please). I mean, look at this place:
We did all sorts of nifty camp things like crafts and swimming and badges and hikes and riflery, but it all basically paled in comparison to horseback riding. I was BESIDE MYSELF before camp when my mom took me to a little boot dealer in Mena, Arkansas before camp to get (OMG!!!) my first pair of boots. Obviously, I chose red – and I wore them into the ground. So, it’s been with some delight that I’ve watched both my girls strut their stuff in their own red boots (recycled).
The (belabored) point: boots make you feel pretty cool. I own some great boots, but my boot-wearing skills went to a whole new level this fall when I began sporting my new Dingo Muse Slouch boots from Country Outfitter. Honestly, when I’m wearing them, it is entirely possible a dingo might eat my baby without me noticing. (Sorry, couldn’t help it…) They are pretty amazing. Oh, you want to see them?
The (snicker) bottom line? Country Outfitter rocks. I literally gasped out loud when I hit their website to begin shopping for boots. The selection will… well, knock your socks off. I currently covet these two pair:
Oh, you’re jealous? Well, be green no more… just as we enter the month of December (when we should really think of others before ourselves), I hereby give you carte blanche to do something selfish: enter to win a $150 shopping spree at CountryOutfitter.com for your own new pair of boots! Merry Christmas to mama. Simply:
- Subscribe to The Little Magpie. I won’t be offended if you give a girl a follow on Twitter (@BethanyStephens) and like The Little Magpie on Facebook, as well. We all have needs.
- Visit this link to submit your email address to Country Outfitter – you will receive (very) occasional emails that are So. Worth. It.
- Leave a comment to let me know you’ve entered, and tell me which boots you’re coveting! A random winner will be selected after the giveaway closes at noon on Friday, December 21. The more the merrier – spread the word! Don’t be shy – friends and family are more than welcome to enter this fab giveaway – local or not!
Disclosure: Country Outfitter, a completely fabulous retailer of Dingo boots, gave me these Dingo Muse Slouch Boots to review, and so I review them and get giddy every single time I look down and find myself wearing them. You should get some.