Redo on Flip flops

I had some old flip-flops and decided to try to change them. I cut the plastic parts away.


I then cut some slits on the sides. put some glue (E-6000) in the slit and then pushed the elastic band in with a flathead screwdriver. Put some clamps on and waited over night for it to dry.


It’s that simple! Just figure out where you want to have the straps and cut more slits on the sides and clamp and dry.


What you need:

  • Flip flops
  • glue I use E-6000
  • fabric or elastic
  • clamps

I have started on my next ones…


Shoe Shopping

Gregg and I spent the weekend shoe shopping for me. I love shoes, but I really hate it when I am on a budget and have to bargain shop. We dragged mom out with us on saturday. Thought she might like to go along. We  headed to the Mall and went to every store that had shoes. Trying on pair after pair. Finally deciding that we needed food. After we had a snack at the food court we checked a few more stores in the Mall and found nothing.

We hit one more store then dropped mom off at home. Gregg and I hit Walmart and the Shoe Company. Nothing. Very depressing. Finally we just headed home. On Sunday we went back to the one store that I did like one pair and had put on hold. I tried them but decided not to take them and got 2 other pairs. Interesting how one day makes a difference in finding shoes.

We stopped at mark’s Workwear world and I found sandals there. Three pairs of shoes and all I still need are some flip flops. Which I already know where to buy them. Need to wait for the next paycheck.  At least now I have some shoes again.

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Its My Birthday….again

Seems I just had one last year…lol. Wow…42 years old. I cant believe it. Ya know, I’m ok with my age. Sure I’m in my 40’s. Big deal. Soon it will be the 50’s. I just hope I still look young…lol. I think I was lucky and got the young gene in the family. I’m still a hot looking woman…hehe Well at least Gregg says i am and I trust his judgement.

So what am I doing on my special day? Gregg and I are going to have our morning coffee as usual, and then get ready to go over to Mom’s. Pick her up and head to the border. We are going to stop off at Wal-mart and meet up with Mom’s sister Susi for a coffee. After wards we will get back on the road and drive down to Bellis Fair Mall where I will be buying my present. I have been needing new runners and I have decided that I want the Skechers Shape-ups. I hope they help with my back pain and my sore heels when I walk. I sure want to be able to go out walking and not have to stop after 15 minutes from the pain. Its so frustrating to try and get in shape and not have good shoes.

I also need jeans. Since I finally am at my goal weight I need some jeans that I dont have to keep pulling up or have to wear a belt. Plus I dont want stretchy jeans. I cant find any that are normal jeans around here unless they are flared, low riders and cost way too much and I dont do the skinny jean, I just dont like them. I like a boot cut or straight leg and long. At least a 34 inseam. Most are 32 and that is too short for me. But why do jeans have to have lycra in them? I want regular old school jeans…lol

Well maybe I’ll find them at the Mall. After the shopping is done we are going to take mom for some real Mexican food. Gregg and I have both been craving Tacos el Pastor. I want Mom to try them too. I think she will enjoy them.

Well, going to go start dinner. Its House and heroes tonight.

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Fun With Family

I wasnt really planning on going anywhere today. I did talk to mom last night about getting out to buy a gift for Gregg‘s 40th birthday this friday, but we didnt have any set plans. This morning mom called and said let’s go! So my sister Waltrude picked up mom and then stopped here and I jumped in the car and off we went.

We headed to Walmart to see what we could find. I found a great deal on a set of 3 Starfrit fry pans for 20 bucks. Usually 1 pan costs 20 bucks. I also found a pair of sandals that were 39 bucks regular but were priced down to 5 bucks! They fit great and will look good with jeans.

After Walmart we headed for Zellers and met up with my sister inlaw Gizy for lunch. I got my Jane lipstick and even got Waltrude to try out a new color, 2 in fact. Gizy took off back home, probably to jump in her hot tub. After we said goodbye we walked across the parking lot to the Shoe Company. Where all 3 of us found something we had to have. Waltrude found a nice purse, mom found sleek white shoes and I found cute red sandals. Regular price was 39.99 and on sale 29.99 and I used my points and go them for 22.95 including taxes. Not too bad!

This is the first pair of red shoes I have every bought. I like to stick to neutral colors, but I just could not resist these cuties. I did debate with my inner self for a while in the store. My sister and mom looked at me a bit funny. I finally gave in and did it.

After all the shopping we stopping at Costco for gas 1.29 L. is a good price. Then around the corner to the recycle depot to drop off an old monitor. Finally back here to kick me out and mom and Waltrude are still doing a bit more running around.

We did come up with a few ideas. We have decided that since Mom will have room in her new condo, we will be doing a ladies movie evening once a month. No hubbies and no kids. Sounds like fun to me! I will email all the ladies with the details and we can start doing this in September. Also  I was thinking we can do a “make-up” party. Clothing exchange party, and so many more parties. We will figure it all out.

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Another great site to buy shoes. There are 1000’s to choose from! I think it would take a few hours to look at them all.

I have a pair that are similar to these and just love them. Most comfy shoes I have ever bought.  go have a gander!


 I love shoes! I know that if i had the money I would have a different pair for every day of the year. I don’t wear high heels since I don’t have very good balance anymore due to my dizziness. But I know I would wear them if I could. I have a 2 inch heal limit unless they are a fat heel, and thats just fine. I found this site and saw some great looking shoes. I want some and others I think look silly.

Shoefly has many styles to choose from. Go take a look and maybe you will see a pair or two or six that you cant live without.

I like these  shoes….

Kinda funky and would look great with jeans.