Friday, May 11, 2012

Favorite Things Friday

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and her friends!
Their favourites are always fun to read! ☺

My favourite this week is something I pulled from the back of my closet when the weather warmed up in the South. They are my beaded sandals. I ♥ them. They are comfy, and pretty, and colorful. I always get compliments on them when they adorn my feet. I can wear any color toe polish and still feel coordinated with my sandals. But what I love best about these particular sandals is the memory associated with them.

When we were at the beach a couple of years back, the one pair of sandals I packed fell into disrepair. The strap broke, beads scattered, and I was in desperate need of summer foot covers. This just so happened in the parking lot of the Piggly Wiggly. For those unfamiliar, the Piggly Wiggly is a grocery store, and a Southern tradition. It's been around since the early 1900s and its mascot is, yes, a pig.
We LOVE to Shop the Pig!

So here I was with broken footwear outside the Piggly Wiggly. Since we were at the beach, I knew the grocery would have some cheapie flip-flops to get me through the day until I could find a proper shoe store. I snapped up some ugly plastic and foam-footed $2 'shoes', slapped them on my feet, and proceeded to grab the groceries on our list.

As I was checking out, my eye noticed some brightly colored sandals hanging on an end cap. I alerted DH to hold the cashier for a moment, went to take a closer look, and upon inspection thought, "Those are really pretty. Hope they have some in my size. Wonder if they're comfortable? Who cares?! They're only eight bucks! They do have my size. All right! I'm not even going to try them on, I'll just get them. Well, wait a minute, self. Maybe I shouldn't go all willy-nilly. I should try them on. Okay. I'll try them on. They fit! I can't believe I'm going to buy pretty sandals in the Piggly Wiggly."

Yes. My thoughts pretty much stream through my head like that. I have a bajillion of them bouncing around in there all day long. Even now, as I type, there are about 300 thoughts going off in different directions. Sigh.

So...I bought the sandals. Call me a hick or redneck, if you will. I ♥ these sandals.  They've held up very well. And every time I wear them, I still love them...cause they make me smile. That's why my Piggly Wiggly beaded sandals are my Favourite thing this Friday.

Aren't they cute? The sandals, not the feet.
Though, I also am totally digging my "Courtney Orange" toe polish this week. ☺

Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?

Happy Friday!

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