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Our Story July 28 2014

Here's a short video of Laura Schmidt's daughter, Elaine, sharing the notes to self® story.

 


It's All About the Words June 16 2014

WDAF-TV/Fox 4's Kim Byrnes is a big fan of notes to self® Socks! So it's no surprise she interviewed notes to self, LLC Founder Laura Schmidt about her wildly popular socks. Laura tells Kim "it's all about the words," when describing why so many people love the socks, as well as new colors and positive affirmations emblazoned on the socks. Don't forget Laura's goal of putting one million pairs of socks on the public’s feet through sales and philanthropic efforts by Dec. 31, 2014! Check out all the great colors, neon hues and new words!

 


Walking on Sunshine: Thinking Bigger Profiles notes to self® Socks and Founder! May 08 2014

Open the pages to the May, 2014 issue of Thinking Bigger magazine to see the beautiful array of notes to self® Socks! notes to self, LLC Founder Laura Schmidt shares the company’s early beginnings, as well as her goal to put 1,000,000 pairs of socks on the public’s feet through sales and philanthropic efforts. What’s your favorite pair? Don’t forget to visit our fantastic retailers for your summer inventory or place your order online for lots of color and positive affirmation choices! https://www.ithinkbigger.com/walking-sunshine/


Welcome Back! Kansas City Live Checks in on notes to self® Socks! April 10 2014

Making a return appearance on KSHB-TV’s Kansas City Live morning show, notes to self, LLC Founder Laura Schmidt introduces her new “Bride” and “Groom” notes to self® Socks! Laura also gives show host Michael Mackie a little behind-the-scenes update on the most popular, favorite sayings and new additions to her full line of socks emblazoned with positive affirmations. Need a little positive inspiration for yourself, a friend or a loved one? Check out the entire inventory and order online, or stop by any of the 1,000 U.S. retailers that carry notes to self® Socks!

One Sock at a Time - KMBZ Radio Interview of Laura, March 5, 2014 March 07 2014

KMBZ Radio Tracks the Popularity of notes to self® Socks
Kansas City’s news talk station 98.1 FM 980 AM charts the success of notes to self® socks across the country. Listen to company Founder Laura Schmidt’s story and check out all her latest additions to the complete inventory!


Words to Make You Smile - Fox 4 News Story on March 4, 2014 March 06 2014

Feel-good footwear is how notes to self® socks were described in this story on Kansas City’s WDAF-TV. Reporter Sean McDowell featured interviews with company Founder Laura Schmidt, as well as with Naomi’s Hallmark General Manager Caye Crosswhite and local chiropractor Dr. Michelle Robin, both of whom share stories of how the positive affirmations on the socks are making a difference in the lives of men and women, young and old.


Radio Interview with Dr. Michelle Robin Dec 10, 2013 December 14 2013

On her 'Small Changes Big Shifts' radio program, Dr. Michelle Robin tells listeners how much she loves words…the power of words…and how that translates to her favorite socks from notes to self, LLC. Listen to the Kansas City radio talk show host’s full interview with notes to self Founder Laura Schmidt, whose socks are in over a thousand stores around the country. Dr. Robin’s health and wellness focus is a perfect tie to the positive affirmations delivered by notes to self® socks. Don’t forget to check out the complete line of notes to self® socks you can order online, or see the store locator to find a retailer near you!

Click here to listen to the interview.


Better KC - January 28, 2013 January 31 2013

KCTV 5’s Better KC welcomed notes to self Founder Laura Schmidt to its morning show. Laura told viewers the notes to self® socks have evolved into a great gift-giving phenomenon, whether it’s for an athlete, a patient or a new baby! Check out all the colorful photos of the socks, their positive affirmations and people smiling while they wear them, as featured during the interview!


Today Show Bobbie's Buzz - January 18, 2013 January 20 2013

notes to self® socks were featured on The Today Show! Check out the clip to The Today Show’s Hoda & Kathie Lee segment with Style Editor Bobbie Thomas. The socks look fantastic on NBC’s popular morning show, and notes to self Founder Laura Schmidt’s personal story about the impact of positive affirmations was an important part of the story!

Here is the link to the show!


KSHB-TV’s Kansas City Live January 06 2013

KSHB-TV’s Kansas City Live welcomed notes to self Founder Laura Schmidt shortly after the New Year. Laura shared the importance of positive affirmations with the show’s viewers, as well as some of the most popular positive affirmations emblazoned on her notes to self socks. Watch the clip to see the story behind how her men’s black, “Cool” socks came to be. It may remind you of someone!

Here’s the link to the KC Live segment!

http://www.kshb.com/dpp/entertainment/kcl/lifestyle-kcl/notes-to-self-puts-inspirational-messages-on-socks


Looking forward to working with awesome CAPS Students September 17 2012

 

I am looking forward to working with two students from the CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) program through the Blue Valley School District in Kansas. They will focus on a commercial about notes to self® socks and photography. Before our first meeting, Cade and Jackson had already purchased notes to self® socks - and wore them to the meeting. :) I was impressed. They have great ideas, and I'll share our progress throughout the semester.


Good Morning Kansas City! May 18 2012

Morning news fans had the opportunity to see notes to self Founder Laura Schmidt and her growing collection of socks twice in the last two days! KMBC-TV’s Joel Nichols featured notes to self in his After Words segment on Saturday, May 12, 

while WDAF-TV interviewed Laura today, May 14. 

Laura shares great information about the positive affirmations emblazoned on her high quality socks, and even tells viewers about the suggestions she gets for new words that might someday appear on her socks! Laura shared that her favorite sock is “confident.” What’s yours? Laura also reminded viewers that the socks are stocked in area Hallmark stores, some local hospital gift stores and boutiques around the metro. Check out the full list of stores here, or order your favorite pair right now!

You can click here to view the second more in-depth interview by Joel Nichols.


Extra, Extra, Read All About It May 02 2012

Laura Schmidt and her notes to self socks are featured in the May issues of Leawood and Johnson County Lifestyle magazine. Grab a copy or read it here to see how notes to self socks began, Laura’s motivation and the importance of encouraging positive thinking among our youth. Laura talks about some of the charities she’s supported with her socks and “unleashing” the power of positivity. If you haven’t seen the socks, check out the great photo in the magazines or take a look at our styles, colors and messages while you’re on our site!

Read full article at Leawood Lifestyle


KCTV Spotlights notes to self Socks April 07 2012

KCTV 5 viewers recently got an up close and personal look at our notes to self socks and all the positive affirmations, colors and styles we have to offer! Weekend Morning Show Host Mark Boyle interviewed notes to self Founder Laura Schmidt about our socks, which are popping up in stores around the metro and the region. Watch what Laura has to say about how the socks are making a difference. Check out the confidence-building messages and vibrant colors from the Chn. 5 set or choose your favorite on our website and Facebook page!


The word is out March 27 2012

Our notes to self™ socks story is the focus of an article in Star 913, a publication from the Kansas City Star. Check it out online, or grab a copy of the March 28 print edition. The article provides a behind-the-scenes look at how notes to self Founder Laura Schmidt started the company and the importance of giving our children positive affirmations for the field, the court, the classroom and for life! What better way to do that then to see it for yourself on Laura’s notes to self socks! Read, too, about how the socks are manufactured right here in the USA! There are a variety of styles, colors and positive messages from which to choose. For a list of area retail and online sites to purchase the socks for you or a friend, visit www.notestoself.com.


FROM THE GROUND UP notes to self™ Socks Send Positive Thoughts March 01 2012

notes to self™

NEWS RELEASE
February 29, 2012 Contact: Susan McCabe
913.219.8623

KANSAS CITY – Mom always said "hold your head high." Now there‟s a reason to look down – all the way to your feet! That‟s because a new line of inspirational socks by Kansas City-based company notes to self, llc is sending positive vibes to both the person wearing the socks and those who may catch a glimpse of the message emblazoned on the bottom of the sole and tops of the toes.

Thanks to the passion of notes to self™ Founder Laura Schmidt, the complete line of high quality socks caters exclusively to positive thinking. Schmidt knows such positive affirmations can make a huge difference in a person‟s thoughts, effort and success.

“I think the socks are especially important for our kids, training their minds to think positively,” Schmidt says. “Too often, we‟re telling them what they‟re doing wrong, or what not to do. We forget to teach them how to focus on what they want, the importance of a positive attitude and how it really makes a difference.”

After researching studies on the power of positive thinking and serving as a spectator to many of her children‟s athletic events, Schmidt was convinced society could do more to send uplifting guidance to our youth. Her prototype notes to self™ sock, which read, “I am confident,” debuted at her daughter‟s volleyball practice and immediately caught the attention of students and parents alike.

notes to self™ socks, manufactured in the U.S., sport an array of positive affirmations, like “I am perfectly me,” “I am smart,” “I am awesome” and more. The low-cut socks are made from comfortable pima cotton. The athletic crew socks are made from high-quality, moisture-wicking polyester. Schmidt selected these superior blends to provide soft comfort and performance. The sock designs also have a breathable mesh top and arch support. In each case, the positive messages are woven into the socks during knitting to provide long-term exposure.

Today, the socks are as hot as ever among students, church youth, dance teams, sports teams and adults, especially for gift-giving. Yet, Schmidt‟s original goal has always been to get the socks on the feet of those who aren‟t routinely guided by coaches, such as at-risk and poverty-stricken youth, or the young and old who are battling serious illness and rely on positive thinking. As such, Schmidt has donated hundreds of notes to self™ socks to non-profit organizations like Covenant House in New York, Blair‟s Foster Socks and The Rose Brooks Center, both in Kansas City, and other charitable events.

“These are the people who need it most,” says Schmidt. “We know how positive words can affect an athlete on the court or on the field. But not all our youth have that same opportunity or privilege. I want every young person to know that they are smart and that Napoleon Hill's quote „whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve,‟ is really true.”

Schmidt‟s notes to self™ socks are available in retail locations throughout parts of the U.S.* and available to order online at www.notestoself.com. The socks have also become popular fundraising tools for various organizations that are looking for long-lasting, high-quality products to represent their teams.
“Just think about all the power that can be unleashed in people who are thinking positively,” Schmidt says. “I hope that these socks can play a part in improving people's lives.”

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*notes to self™ socks are available at the following locations:
Naomi's Hallmark at 63rd and Quivira, Shawnee
Hallmark Creations at 119th and Metcalf, Overland Park
Hallmark in Independence Center
Village Active in the Prairie Village Shopping Center
Online at www.allatiajane.com
Forever Young, Lee's Summit
The Mommy Shop, Overland Park
Junque Drawer, Olathe
Payton's Closet, Liberty
Children‟s Mercy Hospital Gift Shop, Kansas City
KU Med Center Gift Shop, Kansas City, Kan.
HOA Volleyball Complex, Kansas City, Kan.
Katy's Hallmark, Nashville
Coach House Hallmark, Valley West Mall, Des Moines

What is a positive affirmation? What is one of my dreams? February 04 2012

Positive affirmations are phrases that we say to ourselves to build confidence and train our minds. They are bold, clear, positive, and stated in the present tense: "I am confident", "I am happy", "I am perfectly me", "I am smart", "I am strong", "I am blessed", etc. They work on the subconscious mind, which is most receptive early in the morning and late at night, because at those times, the conscious filters are not fully in place. Experts recommend writing out your affirmations, as though they are already a reality in your life, and saying them out loud several times a day. I've used index cards on my dash board, bathroom mirror, refrigerator, desk, etc. for years. Now I also have them on my socks! :) My wish is that these socks help people realize how wonderful they are and how much God-given potential they have, and that they can achieve their dreams. I have a dream of many less fortunate children who may not even be old enough to read, but will wear the socks...and subconsciously will have seen 'I am smart' so many times, that they believe it about themselves from the start. We are already donating socks to non-profit organizations, and are connecting with more opportunities to do that. Thanks for visiting this website and this blog. You are awesome!


First Post January 04 2012

Thanks for visiting this 2nd edition of our website, launching early January, 2012! If you have suggestions for future product designs or sayings, please let us know. We'd also love to hear how you're enjoying the socks, or any stories about your experiences when wearing them. We hope that they enrich your life, and the lives of those that you share them with! Thanks so much for being part of notes to self!