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image FALL in LOVE with FALL

As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, Mother Nature begins to paint some of the most amazing pictures with beautiful reds, yellows, oranges, and browns.  Whether it’s corn mazes, leaf peeping, or long walks along the edge of the creek…the wonders of nature are all around us.   Fall is definitely one of our favorite seasons, time for cooler temperatures and warm traditions.

Screen Shot 2013-09-12 at 12.48.38 PMEven though the official start of the fall season doesn’t come until September 22nd, we’re looking to celebrate early this year and kick-off our 4th Annual FALL PHOTO CONTEST.    Submit your favorite shot that captures the “…feeling of fall.”   This year, we’ll have three separate categories:




Screen Shot 2013-09-12 at 12.52.59 PMContestants will be entered for the chance to win in each category as well as an overall, “Best of Show” winner.  The top photos, as voted by our distinguished panel of editors and judges, will be featured on our site as well as our FACEBOOK,TWITTERINSTAGRAM, and PINTEREST pages. Each winner will also receive a FREE PAIR of BEARPAWBOOTS to keep them warm as the temperatures start to drop.   Winners will be announced on or before October 21st of this year.   All entries must be submitted no later than Tuesday, October 15th at 11:59 pm.

To enter, simply post your favorite shot on our FACEBOOK page and tag it with your name, date, place you took the shot, and the category.   While you’re there….don’t forget to LIKE US and leave a comment or two.   Please make sure that the photo you submit is  your own and that it not a violation of any copyright laws.  We’ll upload all the entries to an album, “BEARPAW 4th Annual Fall Photo Contest”….as well tweet them with the hashtag #FALLinLOVEwithFALL.   Be sure to look through all the shots and let us know what you think.

Enter as often as you like and have fun….that’s what it’s all about.

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All photos become the property of BEARPAW and we reserve the right to use any images submitted to the contest for publicity purposes, including but not limited to:  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TUMBLR, Pinterest, and our web sites, and

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BEARPAW: Play in Color. Play in Comfort.

BEARPAW Video: Play in Color. Play in Comfort

Summer has officially started. Enjoy the sunshine. Shed your layers. Embrace fun again. Play outside. Play with your friends. Play in color. Play the day away. At BEARPAW, we want you to play in comfort too.

Check out our online store for all of our spring and summer styles, now at very playful prices (that’s 25% off).

Featured in this video – the BEARPAW Scarlet in Hypnotic Violet.

Live Life Comfortably!

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BEARPAW's "Wine Women & Boots" Event

Thanks to everyone who came out on Friday….The Summit was definitely the place to be in Citrus Heights, CA.    A great ladies night out….wine, appetizers, door prizes and best of all, 50% OFF the entire store.   From what I heard, it was pure craziness….boots and shoes everywhere.     

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…Creative Expressions by BEARPAW Launches with C.A.N.V.A.S. Project


JANUARY 29, 2013

BEARPAW’s Creative Expressions C.A.N.V.A.S. Project

One thing I love about BEARPAW is that they are always trying to find ways to support communities all across the country. Their latest endeavor is “Creative Expressions by BEARPAW” which officially launched January 16th. Through collaborations with individuals and communities throughout the year, the campaign is a celebration of self-expression and individuality through artistic expression.

“We’ve always considered our company to be an incubator for creativity. At BEARPAW, we encourage our team to bring innovative concepts, designs and ideas to the table and as a result, we’ve kept the brand ahead of the pack,” … that’s from Randy McKinley, VP of Global Marketing and all around nice guy.

To kick off the Creative Expressions campaign, BEARPAW launched the C.A.N.V.A.S.  Project which stands for Creating a New Vision at Schools.  “We see this as a way to help and support the arts in school, which has seen tremendous cuts over the past few years.” Randy explains, “We also hope to expose these students to the footwear industry…an industry they may not have thought of before as an opportunity or vision for the future.”

CANVAS Project - Designed Emma Boots

Here’s how it works – schools are chosen from a pool of nominees each quarter, the first being Spring-Ford High School in Royersford, PA.  Then BEARPAW ships the Emma Boots to the junior and senior students in the art department where they can let their creative juices flow and design the boots however they wish. As you can see, the results so far are pretty amazing.

The completed boot designs will go on the road with BEARPAW to major trade shows in Las Vegas, New York, and Salt Lake City. This first set has already been showcased at the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show this past week and the reaction so far has been phenomenal.

“It’s an unbelievable opportunity for students to creatively express themselves without limitations!  This is another way BEARPAW is getting involved with today’s younger generation and it also introduces them to the footwear industry.  You never know these could be young footwear designers in the making.”  Jennifer Craig, Associate Publisher:   Footwear Plus Magazine.

After the shows, the boots will be auctioned off at the upcoming Art Show and all the proceeds will go back to the art department for supplies and materials.

Artistic expression is in the air at BEARPAW. A little birdie (wearing the cutest pair ofBEARPAW Marissa Boots) told me that there’s another art project coming up soon. Shining a spotlight on up and coming artists, the Home Grown Project will allow local artists to show their talents on a national stage. Stay tuned!


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JANUARY 20, 2013

Kick A** Nachos That Won’t Stick to Your A**

We love junk food here at BEARPAW Style. The problem is … junk food does not love us back. We always hear about food substitutions, making better choices, blah blah blah. But when those better choices taste like cardboard, or if you feel that the person who gave you the recipe could suck the flavor out of salt, healthy choices seem like a rather harsh mistress.

Here’s to eating healthy food that doesn’t suck. It’s game day. Let’s chow on some nachos!!!!

First, let’s talk about cheese. I love cheese. I’m using the word ‘love’ in my feelings about cheese. Munster? Yes. Harvarti? Now you’re talking. Swiss? Oh baby, talk dirty to mama. But the thing is, I’m allergic to dairy because life isn’t fair. And have you ever had vegan cheese? I’m pretty sure it’s eaten by people who hate their lives because I can’t stand it.

Then I discovered a recipe for cashew cheese from one of my favorite restaurants, Real Food Daily …


Yes. Oh my … Let’s make some nachos. With guacamole … because we’re feasting!!!


  • Blue corn tortilla chips (or any tortilla chips that fix your fancy)

For the cheese

  • 1 1/4 cups raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 tsp onion powder
  • sea salt to taste
  • 2 tsp garlic powder (you can also use crushed garlic and add basil if you’re eating this as a veggie dip, and you don’t plan on making out with anyone later)
  • dash of white pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 ounces of agar flakes
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup of yellow miso
  • 1 lemon

For the guacamole

  • 4 medium sized avocados
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 lime
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Let’s start with the guacamole. Pop out the seed and spoon avocado into a large bowl. Use a fork to mix. Coarse chop your tomatoes and add to the avocados. Mix until chunky.

Squeeze the juice from the lemon and lime into the mixture. Mix slightly.

Add your spices to taste. Set aside, and try not to drool over how good that is.

Now for the chips. Arrange them on a baking sheet. Shove into the oven. Try to contain your excitement. Cook for 5 – 8 minutes, depending on your oven.

Now for the cheese. Using your blender or food processor, grind up the cashews to a fine powder. Add the nutritional yeast, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, and white pepper. Make sure everything is blended well.

In a saucepan, mix the almond milk, agar, and oil. Simmer and then lower heat and cover. Let cook until the agar flakes are fully dissolved (around 8 minutes). Pour this mixture into the blender or food processor slowly. Once it has a creamy texture, add the miso and then the lemon juice.

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Take out the chips. Arrange on a plate. Pour the cheese all over them.

Fight off everyone trying to eat them before you add the guacamole.

Spoon the guacamole all over. Sprinkle with some chili powder. If you want to be daring, add some sliced jalapenos.

Decide if you want to share. No will blame you if you don’t.

Now you can hoard them, and ask everyone: What kind of cheese isn’t yours???




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Goodbye 2012…Hello 2013 - “Happy New Year”

Ringing in the New Year: Night & Day

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BEARPAW Happy New Year

DECEMBER 31, 2012

Ringing in the New Year: Night & Day

There are exactly three times in a woman’s life when she can dress to be absolutely daring and when daring is expected: Halloween (Get out yer slut costumes, ladies! It’s not you … it’s yer costume!), your trip to Las Vegas because you must play the slots while blurring the line between what is and is not an appropriate showing of your underwear in public, and New Year’s Eve.

If you’re a BEARPAW girl like Star Alexander and I though, we like to dare more with our makeup than our undies. Here’s a look at what we’ll be wearing tonight for the parties in LA …

BEARPAW Make UpBring on the sparkly eyes and faux lashes for the New Year’s parties. The lighting is perfect for glitter eyes and luminous skin. Here, Star applied a light layer of eyelash glue to my lids and then applied Make Up Forever’s Glitter #11. To add a touch of color and drama, she lined my lower lid in Urban Decay’s Vice Pallete Unhinged shadow. And while I wish those were my lashes, alas, they’re falsies fromNigel’s Beauty Emporium, Criss Cross Black Flared Lashes.

Star Tip: The key to applying false eyelashes are from the outside in! That way they won’t stick you in the inner corner of your eye.

For Star’s look, she mixed up her upper and lower eyes as well. Using a bold color on the bottom only brightens your eyes and makes them look bigger, Star suggests. She created her look using Urban Decay’s Vol. II Palettecolors Jinx on the bottom and Muse on top. I kept the lips soft because the eyes and outfits are more dramatic. Think soft apricots and shimmering pinks for New Year’s Eve. Plus, if you kiss them off, you won’t look like road kill at five minutes after midnight! 

Star went all out with her one-shoulder gold sequence dress, and I went for a flowy print dress. And for our footwear, we went with the BEARPAW Shako II Boot. The fur gives it an elegant feel with just a touch of edginess. She wore the brown and I wore the black. Plus, we can dance the night away without paying the price tomorrow.

BEARPAW Shako Boot


BEARPAW Shako Boot




Stay tuned for the continuation of the story for a simple day look that is sure to start 2013 off right!

Happy New Year’s BEARPAW Nation! <3

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MEN LOVE BOOTS too.   Everyone knows how women feel about shoes and boots…but don’t forget, men have love ‘em too.   Let us know what you think…what’s the best shoe to finish this outfit….A.  The BEARPAW Mark Boot.   B.   The BEARPAW Baldwin Loafer.   C.   The BEARPAW McKinley Boot.   Let us know what you think…..don’t forget, “Men Love Boots.”  

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At BEARPAW&#8230;we have a ton of friends, followers, and favorites.   Every two weeks or so, we try to feature one of &#8220;&#8230;Our Favortes&#8221; on our FACEBOOK Page.   This is one of them, meet Jennifer Craig.   A mommy, a wife, and the Associate Publisher for one of the top footwear publications in the industry, &#8220;Footwear Plus Magazine.&#8221;   See what some of her favorite things are about the fall season.     If you&#8217;d like to be featured as one of &#8220;&#8230;Our Favortes,&#8221;  send me an email at .    &#8221;&#8230;live life comfortably.&#8221;  

At BEARPAW…we have a ton of friends, followers, and favorites.   Every two weeks or so, we try to feature one of “…Our Favortes” on our FACEBOOK Page.   This is one of them, meet Jennifer Craig.   A mommy, a wife, and the Associate Publisher for one of the top footwear publications in the industry, “Footwear Plus Magazine.”   See what some of her favorite things are about the fall season.     If you’d like to be featured as one of “…Our Favortes,”  send me an email at .    ”…live life comfortably.”  

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