Tis the Season of Shoes

Hey, get out to your local DSW, Kohls, Macys, etc., lots of new shoes put on clearance as the spring collections come in.  Seize the day and the moment and build up your closets on a budget-don’t you have a tax refund to be out spending?

Also, don’t be fooled by the online prices and selection…always differs from the store which means options, options, options especially on boots!

Like these from Macys which are about 35% off now and can only go down.  But caution, if you get too attached and you wait too long for the price to drop, you run the risk of losing out on your size.


Back in Action

I know I have been MIA for a bit but life got busy and I tuned in elsewhere.  Sorry, shewsies.  I will try to be more diligent.

So the past two night, Lord DB and I have been watching the dog show on TV.  And we all know I love doggers, and love all things related to dogs, especially pups.  But is it a prerequiste for the dog handlers to wear terrible clothes and even more TERRIBLE shoes…not one cute shoe amongst them.  Now I understand you should be focusing on the dogs and the judging but I for one think the ugly shoes are detracting from the dog.  These handlers kill me…just look…













I have no words for these.  I think DSW needs to makeover the dog show!  Just saying.

Christmas Dreams

All I want for Christmas is my dreams to be fulfilled.

1.  Cute snow boots that don’t look like Ewoks or space boots that keep my feet dry and warm…also, the non-cankle look would be wonderful.  I just bought these and I am torn, especially when Lord DB said, “I’ve seen better.”  Damn.  I even used two DSW reward certificates on them…great deal but does it outweigh the angst I will feel wearing them.  But I think its time to switch out the flip-floppers to walk the dogs in…Cleveland in December…ewwwww.  Yes, I know, they are not that cute but they were the best I could find.  Awww, man.  Torn.





2.  Brown FMBs…if you need that defined better – don’t ask.  Oh, you might as well throw in a pair of black ones.  And a pair of black knee-high boots that are flats.  C’mon, it’s a wish list.  These are just staples in everyones’ closet, so necessary, right?

3.  A puppy…why not?  Doesn’t everyone want a cute little puppy to pop out of a giftbox with a bright bow …ok, now is maybe not the time but little cuddly ears, puppy breathe, cuddles and little paws…awwwww.  I won’t even be selective with the breed…just cute.




4.  A healthy New Year…nuff said.

5.  Success at the new job…quite comical and hardworking here…I like it.

I am sure I could add to it but these are the basics for this 21st day of December.

Peas on Earth and Goodwill to All!

Another Conundrum

So yesterday in the mail I received my DSW rewards certificate for $10 off.

Here is the dilemma:  Do I do the responsible thing and purchase snow boots for the cold Cleveland winters – of which I never had even whilst living in Canada?  Or, do I buy something fun, exciting and completely necessary for happiness, like these:

So do I want sheer heel happiness or warm and dry feet?  Which would you choose?  I am currently leaning towards warm feet.  All while we lived in Canada, I wore these little green runners that literally weighed about 2 ounces and were made of mesh and stryofoam…it was out of sheer hatred for what snow boots looked like that I wouldn’t give in.  Sure I got grief from my coworkers, fellow public transportation riders, and just about everyone but at least I didn’t look like I had logs for feet!  There was even a girl at my Church who had Ewok-like boots…craze.

But now, I am finding many better options, like these…Ok, just kidding, not those, but seriously, like this…But are those really cold weather boots, nevermind…these boots all suck.  I am going to buy some meaningless pumps that make me feel good about myself.

New Addition to the Family

Friday night was low-key for Lord DB and I…went out for pizza, tried not to fight this other family, got some free pizza cause our order was wrong and went to look at small kitchen tables.  We went to a couple of stores then Lord DB makes another turn and there is one of my Mecca’s:  DSW!  It was like taking a kid to a candy store, or a teenage boy to a dirty magazine shop.  He went to the mens side, I to the womens.  I was in search of brown pumps to replace my well-worn ones.  After a handful of try ons, I went back to check on him and he found a couple of pairs of browns himself.  He tried some on, strutted his stuff, and picked out a winner.  “Pick me out a winner, Bobby.”  That he did-very nice stuff.

He then inquires, “Did you find anything?”  Um, not here, silly boy, only about a dozen pairs.  It came down to a beautiful pair of Madden Girl deep red heels as I would naughty librarian shoes with the sex strap and all vs. a pair of Katie & Kelly Candy grey pumps also with the sex strap.  I know, I know – neither were brown but these were better.

The greys prevailed…we had input from an old friend we ran into and I was convinced.  Made our purchases, got my free, previously mentioned Rumer Tote, and went on our merry shoe way.

Of course I couldn’t wait long to wear these new treats…wore them to Church on Sunday with a black skirt and light grey sweater.  Amazingly comfortable while standing for about two hours…couldn’t believe it!  I may have found a new brand to lust over if all of their shoes are made like this!

Thank you, DSW, for this fabulous find!

And for those who may be asking what the sex strap is, it means they will stay on in all instances…ahem.


Thankful Thursday

Since it’s not just a Thursday in November (or October, eh?) to give thanks on!

Gratitude :

The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
  1. Neosporin with pain relief-sure it helps facial blemishes while moisturizing and cuts as demonstrated on the commercials but the way it works for blisters is amazing. Slap on a little neosporin and a small bandaid…life is good.  No pain and its healing.
  2. Fall weather that gives you a chance to wear all your light weight sweaters which then lends way to wearing beautiful boots with jeans.  All in all perfect weather, thank you, Cleveland for today, unless you start raining then I am taking my gratitude back.**
  3. Purchases at DSW in store or online that give you free stuff all while earning points: Free Rumer black tote for members with a $39.95 purchase which would then qualify you for free shipping.  Must be a member but most are, right?
  4. Good friends from years past that still make you feel warm and fuzzy inside with the ability to pick up right where we left off…with the added bonus of being shoe & puppy lovers, too, i.e. My Cuban Chick!
  5. Weekends away that make you appreciate how comfortable your bed truly is!
  6. Marshalls (much like Ross and TJ Maxx) has an amazing shoe collection with pretty good prices-check there now for boots!
  7. Dailypuppy.com that gives you pics like this:

**I wrote this before it started raining…I take that back, Cleveland, your weather is dreary today.  Might as well move back to Seattle!