Monday, February 8, 2016

Go Fly a Kite!

Today is National Kite Flying Day!  As soon as I saw this I started singing Let's Go Fly a Kite from Mary Poppins so now it's been stuck in my head all day.  Which is OK, there are worse songs to have stuck in one's head.  I would have much rather gone kite flying than been at work dealing with stupid error messages, glitches, and customer service trying to get my Outlook to work properly again.  Sigh...why do the supposedly simple tasks always manage to take me an entire day? Sooooo annoying.  You know what isn't annoying?  Baby kite shoes!  I couldn't find any adult ones, but that's OK as the baby ones are adorable.

Basic and blue.  Nothing wrong with that.

These are so stinking cute.

These would also work as bow tie shoes, and I'm happy either way, because blue and flower buttons and  polka dots, oh my!

For my purple peeps!

Turquoise for me, purple for my purple peeps!

Embroidered kits!  Also very sweet.

I hope your day was less frustrating than mine, and maybe involved flying a kite.  Or at least singing the song.  Here is some help in getting it stuck in your head:

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Super Bowl

I actually watched the Super Bowl this year.  I've "watched" it before sort of, but never really paid attention.  Tonight I watched the whole thing and sort of kind of even understood it.  I watched it for Peyton Manning, really.  I like him, he seems like a nice guy, and I wanted him to win so maybe he will retire and stop beating the crap out of his body (the hubby watches and listens to a ton of ESPN so I now know way more about this stuff than I ever wanted to).  Hey, you have your reasons for watching, I have mine.

Both teams in today's game have blue as one of their colors, which I appreciate.  This was the case the last time I wrote about the Super Bowl as well (which, strangely enough also included the Broncos).  So here are some shoes in honor of both teams.

Blue Mary Janes!

I like the ones with more blue than orange (I know you're shocked), but these are sparkly, which is always fun.

These are much more practical for wearing to a game.  I like them.

And of course the baby fans need shoes, too!

The Panthers' mascot is a lot meaner looking than the Broncos'. 

Oooh, I like these, at least the turquoise, sparkly side.

Again, very practical for the game.  I have to admit, I'm liking the canvas tennies better than the heels tonight.

For the babies.  Love the 2 shades of blue.

Thus endeth my football post.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Happy Birthdays

You might remember that February 6 is a pretty awesome day as it is the birthday of 2 of my favorite people, The Nephew and the BSF!

The Nephew is 6 today, and like any self-respecting 6 year old, he loves Star Wars (he also loves The Beatles, so you know I approve).  Today he's having a Darth Vader cake, so I thought I'd go find him some Star Wars Shoes.

Darth Vader tennies!  I think we both need a pair.

As well as a pair of Chewbacca slippers.  These are adorable and crack me up.

I also want a pair of these.  Apparently The Nephew and I need a Star Wars imaginary shoe closet.

If you haven't seen the new movie you might not recognize the new droid, BB8,  alongside R2D2.  I like that this pair combines the old and new.

I don't actually know how to segue into the next set of pictures except to move from The Nephew to the BSF and try not to worry about making it a smooth transition.  The BSF shares my love of shoes (hence her nickname).  Since this is also Super Bowl weekend, I went with a sports theme.  The BSF got her first (of like 8 million) Masters Degrees at KU and worked there as a sports therapist for many years before decided to go to seminary.  The Jayhawk was the first college mascot I actually recognized outside my own school.  So, in honor of that, and her birthday, here are some Jayhawk shoes.

 These are cute.  I would wear them.

These are hilarious and weird and awesome and I want some with my college mascot on them.

Of course I had to find a pair of sparkly heels!

Happy Birthday, Nephew and BSF!  So happy to have both of you in my life!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Wear Red

Today is National Wear Red Day, so in the spirit of the day I am wearing...salmon.  Sigh...another holiday fail.  Actually, the day is about raising awareness about heart disease in women. Please, friends, take care of yourselves.  Know your family medical history, get regular exams and physicals, be healthy, and don't ignore what your body is telling you.  As your friend who loves you, I thank you in advance.

Since I'm not wearing red, I thought I could at least find some red shoes.  I love each and every pair of what follows, so I'm not going to comment on each picture, because how many times do you need me to say, "ooooh...I love THESE, too!"

I will make a quick comment on this picture just because I really, really want  to see the rest of those dresses.

I do love me some red shoes.

I'm so very glad it's Friday.  I'm feeling better, but the coughing has started, so that always sucks, and I'm still tired all of the time.  I'll most likely be going to bed by 7:00 tonight.  Good times.

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Today is Friends Day on Facebook.  Facebook is celebrating its 12th birthday by putting together videos showcasing pictures of people's Facebook friends.  I didn't share my video (although I watched it), but decided I'd celebrate my friends with shoes.  Facebook "friends" run the gamut from family to best friends to acquaintances, to people I've never met.  I can't do shoes for all of them (546 friends would take forever), but I'll do a few.  So, in no particular order:

I have lots of friends who love green:  Mom, the Seester, Double A, and SKD, to name a few.  None of them wear heels, so I went with tennies.  Even though blue is my favorite, I'm also a fan of green, and I really like this shade.

Owls for the Pinterest Friend!  She's not into heels, either, but how adorable is this shoe?

Both the BFF and The Bean love purple.  The Bean is my mini-me, and loves her some heels.

We'll go with flats for the BFF.  I think these are adorable.  Flower also likes purple, and as she's only 10 she doesn't really need heels.

These are for the BSF.  I'm not entirely sure why, even.  I liked them, and they reminded me of her, so  there you have it, I guess.

I've posted these before, but they're my favorite of the adult moose shoes.  These, of course, are for my auntie.

There are lots more friends I could find shoes for.  I hope they don't feel left out.  I still love them and want to wish them a Happy Friends Day!

I got something like 21/36 hours of sleep in the last 2 days, so I'm feeling so very much better.  I could actually still go for a nap, but at least I've gotten some good sleep and it's actually helping.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Boots, Please

I'm not wearing Valentine's socks today because I'm wearing tights.  I know you desperately want to know that, but it is relevant in that I'm wearing tights with a skirt and boots today, and the boots have gotten rather sad:

Notice Chalupa's adorable little feet up there at the top! Sadly adorable puppy feet aren't enough to distract from the state of my (used to be) good, black boots.  I've had them for many years, although I can't remember exactly how many, so at least I got some good use out of them.  I can't actually buy new boots at the moment, but I did go look at some for later.

Oh, first, a really terrible picture of my other pair of black boots.  They're in much better condition, and they're flats, so more comfortable, but that giant red zipper up the backs ruins them for a lot of outfits.  At least I think it does.

I like these.  They're dressy, and have some fun details that aren't too crazy.

Very simple, so they'd go with a lot. That heel looks awfully skinny, though.  I don't wear heels much anymore, so I'm out of practice.

And yet this heel might be a little too clunky?  Overall I like the boot a lot, and I could probably get used the heel.

These seem very similar to my current pair, just without the giant, red zipper (I checked in other angles to make sure). I really like this particular boot. I'm starting to embrace flats a lot more in my life these days, which probably means I'm old and boring or something (just kidding, don't send me snarky messages).

On a side note, Happy Groundhog's Day!  As I found out last year, it's also Hedgehog Day and Marmot Day.  It turns out I've never done an actual groundhog post.  2 years ago February 2 was Super Bowl Sunday, and 3 years ago I posted the same socks I posted yesterday, which is kind of funny (thanks for the socks, SKD...I'd forgotten you gave them to me...good think I have a blog for a memory).

Enough out of me.  I and my sad boots will let you get on with your day.

Monday, February 1, 2016


It's February, so I changed the mantle from snowmen to Valentine's decorations.  I have a box for each month with seasonally appropriate decorations.  They also have my holiday socks, if I have any for that month.  Oh, and just to prove to you what an even bigger dork I am, I also have a mug for each month that goes with the theme.  I blame my mama who also decorates for each month.  Because she's awesome.  I was surprised to open up the February box and discover I have 6 pairs of Valentine's socks.  I'd clearly forgotten this fact.  Actually, from year to year I seem to forget a lot of what's in each box, so it's a fun surprise to open them each month.  Anyhoo, I figured I'd get started on wearing those socks since it's only 2 weeks until V-Day.  Today I wore this pair:

In honor of purple and turquoise socks with hearts, I give you shoes with purple and turquoise hearts.

I really like these, and they're a nice change of pace from the red and pink hearts so prevalent this time of year.

Sorry for this somewhat vague and rambling post.  I've been exhausted all day, and I'd actually meant to go to bed an hour ago, but have been waiting for one thing to finish up and it took way longer than it should, but now it's done and I can sleep.  Sweet dreams to you!
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