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The Happy Hunt in Portland, Oregon

Some of our team members recently headed out to Portland, Oregon to spread “random acts of kindness” all around their fine city.

They made stops at some popular Portland locations such as Voodoo Doughnuts, Koi Fusion food truck and PBJ’s to give out some free goodies. We also spread happiness-filled eggs throughout town for people to find.

Look out for more Random Acts of Happiness! We might be visiting YOUR city to spread some smiles!

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Happy National Cheeseball Day!

April 17th is National Cheeseball Day! Now there’s a holiday that’s near and dear to our hearts—being cheeseballs ourselves!

If you'd like to make your own cheeseball to celebrate, we’re here to show you how to whip one up in ten minutes flat. Just watch this “cheesy” video and you'll have all the knowledge you need.

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One Day Without Shoes 2012

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In honor the annual “One Day Without Shoes” event, A few Zapponians spent April 10th barefoot around the office. By going a day without shoes, we join people around the world in taking a stand for the millions of children who have to live with this reality—one that leaves them susceptible to diseases and injury every single day.

Visit onedaywithoutshoes.com to learn more!

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Staff Picks: Mother's Day Gifts

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Zappos employees ham it up during our Mother's Day Picks photoshoot.

Mom definitely deserves more than just one day out of the year in her honor; all those sleepless nights, all the lunches she’s packed for us over the years, and the countless rides to soccer games and the mall—we think she’s better than any superhero!

However, since there’s only one designated Mother’s Day, it’s your chance to really make it count. Show her your appreciation with thoughtful gifts she won’t have to fake enthusiasm for!

We asked this week’s Zappos employee “models” about their own moms (and wife) and their gift picks for her. To get a real mom’s perspective, we also threw in Sunshine who is a mom of two.

Cheers to all you moms out there! We love you!

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What was the best/craziest/most creative gift you have ever given your mom for Mother’s Day?

T: I surprised her with a huge bouquet of tulips last year. I'm bad about forgetting holidays, so she was genuinely shocked that I remembered! 

What is your fondest, most cherished memory of your mom?

T: I had a lot of hearing problems when I was a kid, and I remember her putting her hands over my ears and praying for me every day. 

What three words best describe her as a mom?

T: Affectionate, self-sacrificing, and fun! 

What three things are currently on your Mother’s Day gift list?

T:  Essie 6 Piece Mega Mini Color Cube in Winter , Dooney & Bourke Lambskin Collection O-Ring Shopper , UGG Coquette

 

 

 

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What was the best/craziest/most creative gift you have ever given your mom for Mother’s Day?

D: Five years ago my brother, dad, and myself bought my mom a Jack Russell Terrier puppy for Mother’s Day. His name is Rusty.

What is your fondest, most cherished memory of your mom?

D: Going to the mountains with her.

What three words best describe her as a mom?

D: Loving, Cheerful, Humble 

What three things are currently on your Mother’s Day gift list?

D: Keen Coronado sandals,  LeSportsac Cosmetic Bag Combo , Lucky Brand Garden Stack Ring Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What was the best/craziest/most creative gift you (or your kids) have ever given your wife for Mother’s Day?

S: The gift of making her a mother! 

It’s Mother’s Day morning—what is the first thing you and the kids do to greet mom for her special day?

S: Hugs and kisses.  

 What three words best describe her as a mom?

S: Best Mom Ever.

What three things are currently on your Mother’s Day gift list?

S: Volcom All Day Long Creedlers Sandals, Michael Kors MK5038 Watch, Michael Kors MK5216 Watch

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What was the best/craziest/most creative gift your kids have ever given you for Mother’s Day?

S:  They always make me breakfast in bed. It's fun to listen to them "cooking" downstairs while they think I'm still sleeping. One year I got to eat soggy Cherrios, gummy worms and a Diet Coke.

Describe each of your kids in three words (each):

S:  Scarlett: Independent, willful, wise. Zack: Empathetic, funny, lovable.  

What is your favorite thing about being a mom?

S: They give me purpose. Everything I do is for them.  

What three things are currently on your Mother’s Day wish list? (Kids, pay attention!):

S: Kitchenaid 5-Quart Artisan Design Series Stand Mixer, Fossil Flight Chronograph Watch , Ray-Ban New Wayfarer

 

 

 

Check out our Gifts page for more gifts ideas for mom!

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The Clothing Kingdom Rocks Colored Denim!

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We love our colored denim around here! To prove it, our clothing team showed off their favorite jeans while heading out to a department meeting earlier this week. Who could resist such a colorful photo op?

To get your hands on some fabulous and on-trend colored jeans, check out our Denim Shop!

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2012 Zappos Peeps Contest

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Every spring before Easter, Zapponians take part in an annual Peeps showdown to flex their arts and craft skills as well as their fondness for the classic marshmallow treats.

There were some very creative dioramas this year including: “Dancing with the Peeps”, “Hoarding Peeps: Buried Alive”,  “Occupy Peeps Street” and the teen flick mash up —“The Hunger, Harry Potter, Twilight Games”

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This year’s winner was our Brand Marketing team with their UP-inspired Peeps display (photo above). Great job everyone!

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Random Act of Happiness: The Happy Hunt in Portland, OR

In our constant effort to spread Random Acts of Kindness, we’re doing the Zappos Happy Hunt in Portland, OR starting today until Saturday.

If you’re in Portland this weekend, join us on the Easter egg hunt. There are lots of prizes such as gift cards and Zappos merchandise to be found!

Check out #RandomActofHappiness for more details!

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Zapponian Spotlight: Kelli A.

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Today, we’re featuring one of our awesome ZCLT reps, Kelli A.!

If you could be a mixed drink what drink would you be and why?

K: I would be a pina colada with a little bit of raspberry swirled in because I'm sweet with just a bit of sassy.

If you had a plane ticket to go anywhere in the world where would you go?

K: I would go to Paris, because I have a feeling I could spend hours just hanging out near the Eiffel Tower.

Pick 3 words to describe your personal style.

K: Feminine, colorful, and modest.

Name 3 things you never leave home without.

K:  My iPhone, chapstick, and lotion.

What’s your favorite part about working at Zappos?

K: My favorite thing about working at Zappos is all of the friends I've made…and I'm a big fan of the nap room as well.

Name one thing you do to cultivate and help spread our culture.

K: I like to participate in the dress up days because it brings out the fun and weird in everyone.

Name three fun facts about yourself:  

K: I can play the piano, my eyebrows are ambidextrous, and I'm obsessed with my Carlashes (yes, my car has pink eyelashes on the headlights).