Sisterhood of the Traveling Boots

September 5th, 2012

Do you remember the fairy tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses? That was one of my favorites when I was a little girl. I loved to imagine I was one of those free-spirited sisters, giggling as we put on our dancing shoes and slipped off to the secret ball to have our fun.

Last night was just like that, except we were eight Arkansas women bloggers, and our shoes were beautiful leather boots given to us by Country Outfitters for review. Also, our footwear did not wear out, and we have each been granted the magical power of giving away an additional pair.

Whitney, who took the author photo for my book, had the idea of a few us getting together and having some pictures made. I can’t wait to see and share the results of her work, because even more beautiful than the boots is this sisterhood, and all the amazing people and places I would never, ever have known if blogging didn’t bring me to them.

In the meantime, here are a few outtakes from the shoot. Contest details are below. Good luck!

Contest details:

Country Outfitter is giving Planting Dandelions readers a chance to win a $150 gift certificate. That will get you a very nice pair of boots (women’s, men’s and children’s styles available). Here’s how to enter, in two steps:

  1. Click here and submit your email address to Country Outfitter (you may receive occasional emails from them).
  2. Leave a comment here on the blog letting me know you submitted your email to Country Outfitter. A random winner will be selected in one week (Wednesday, September 12, 2012) after 9pm CST.

Canadians and readers in the non-continental U.S: I am waiting on the word from the sponsor about shipping costs and eligibility, and will let you know. Meantime, nothing ventured, nothing gained–go ahead and toss your cowboy hat in the ring.

Disclosure:, a retailer of Justin boots gave me these Women’s Bone Deertanned Cow Boots to review. (Here’s my review: they are my new favorite thing. Expect to see me wearing them a lot.)


77 Responses to “Sisterhood of the Traveling Boots”

  1. Jacqueline says:

    I totally did it, but not for me. For my daughter who could use a good pair of boots!

  2. Monika Rued says:

    Great photos. Sent them my email.

  3. Jane Estes says:

    Like the pics. Love the boots! I signed up for the giveaway.

  4. Dawn Talley says:

    I did it – and I’m feelin’ lucky! Momma needs a new pair of boots!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Done! Thanks for being awesome.

  6. Dude. Beeewwwwwwwts. You and I both know they should be mine.

  7. Bon says:

    i didn’t even know i had a cowboy hat, but here it is, in the ring. and i would totally rock the boots. 🙂

  8. Stefanie says:

    Submitted! I need some new boots.

  9. Gini Freemyer says:

    Done! Boots are needed – don’t have any ;( thanks!

  10. Rhonda says:

    Consider this one more Canadian hat in the ring. I’ve lived in Saskatchewan for over two years without kickass boots…they may kick me out if I don’t comply soon!

  11. Sylvia says:

    I’m crossing my fingers for these boots!!

  12. Lela says:

    I envy the boot shoot!

  13. Suzanne Mackey says:

    I hate to admit this, but I have never owned a “real” pair of cowboy boots!

  14. Lisa says:

    Because I want the boots you got and I want them badly.

  15. Cindy Bemis says:

    You do the coolest stuff! I entered, too!

  16. Mary Horne says:

    Glad to discover your blog!

  17. Martha M says:

    Well nothing ventured, nothing gained. I have cousins in the US to whom the boots could be mailed, and who doesn’t want a pair of kick-ass boots? It would be awesomeness to be selected. Lovely to see you this summer by the way!

  18. Carmen says:

    Email submitted!

  19. MDSINTX says:

    Submitted my entry

  20. Andrea says:

    I have entered! I don’t think I have owned a pair of cowboy boots since I lived in Nashville! (Go ‘Dores!)

  21. Darby Smith says:

    Entered my email to CO!!

  22. Susan says:

    This would make my twenty year metamorphosis into a good Southern girl complete. 🙂

  23. Lennie says:

    ok, I’ve entered my big feet! xo

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