Friday, September 21, 2012

Comfortable Shoes

I love shoes - LOVE them!  But, finding comfortable shoe ... really comfortable shoes that I can teach in all day and not have my feet aching all evening ... is hard.  
I have found a few brands that haven't let me down yet.  I haven't tried any of these style yet, but all three brands provide all day comfort.  

Sofft Boots - would be perfect over leggings with a dress or over skinny jeans

Aerosoles - usually the brand can be hit or miss for me and this pair of boots is a major hit!  LOVE them - simple yet stylish and would be very versatile.  They come in both black and brown. 

 Wedges have never been my favorite but I am really loving wedges right now.  These Aerosole wedges in yellow would be perfect for spirit days!

Sofft Flats with a houndstooth pattern - perfect!

I have a pair of Gentle Souls Heels and they feel like sneakers - they are amazing!!  The flats must  be amazing and the pattern is so fun!
   They also come in leopard - I need a replacement for this pair

 What are your most comfortable shoes?  I am always looking for suggestions ... 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Parade Photos

 Michael's dad has a thing for tractors.  He loves them - new, old, running or not, John Deere or International - he doesn't care - he loves them all.  Similar to my love of shoes - except I don't love broken shoes and I am really picky, so I guess the only similarities are that he has lots of tractors and I have lots of shoes and we are both always on the lookout for more.  

Anyway, back to tractors ... there is a parade every year and he wanted to put sin ome tractors.  
So, here they are:
 5 John Deere tractors in all - 2 that he has restored and 3 tractors that belong to friends. 

 Steven on one of his tractors (the same tractor he brought to Farm Day) just as happy as can be!

 Michael on the newly finished B - his dad got this tractor about a year ago and it was in boxes - everything was taken apart and in boxes.  Looks great now!

The best smile I could get out of him ... 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall Outfit and Uncomfortable Comfort Shoes

 I'm trying to get into the habit of taking at least one outfit post for the week.  
Here is what I wore earlier in the week:

Dress: Max Studio via Norstrom's Rack, Belt: Some cheap brand from DD's Discounts, Flats: Naturalizer

It is still hot here, but has been cooling down in the morning and evening so it is started to feel like Fall at those times.  I thought orange and leopard print would be a fun combination and I was right!  I like it, but I HATE these shoes.  Hate!  They are made by Naturalizer (which is a comfort brand) and they are painfully uncomfortable.  I have a teaching friend that swears by Naturalizer - but they have never been comfortable for me.  I keep trying different styles but they are never comfortable.  I am tossing these in the trash!

It has been so busy with the start of the school year and getting used to another school!  I LOVE my new school - the parents are amazing, the staff is great, and the kids are so much different in the best possible way.  It is going to be a fantastic year!

What have you all been up to?  Are you getting back into a routine?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hog Update

 Good morning long lost friends!  I have been a bad blogger, and my posts have been random since I started school - but, they will still be random until I get used to my schedule again.  Hope back to school has been great for you!

Today the butcher is coming out the butcher the last two pigs.  When the last set of pigs were butcher, I told my friend and reader Viktoria I would share pictures to see how big the pigs are before they get butchered.  I quickly snapped some pictures last night as we were moving them into a smaller pen and getting everything ready last night. I know that pictures aren't very good and I'll be honest - I am a little embarrassed that I did such a poor job.  

Remember when we got the pigs?   They were so small!  I'm realizing now that I haven't done a lot of blogging about the pigs.  How we care for our pigs in the heat and of course Flat Aggie's visit to the pigs

 They are usually covered in dirt or mud (since it has been hot lately) and last night was no exception.   If you look closely, you can see the rolls of fat on his chin. 

Take a look at the last picture on this post then take a look at this picture - you will be able to see just how much they have grown in just a few months.  

I got up at 5 this morning to bake cookies for the butcher.  I always keep a couple dozen cookie dough balls in the freezer so all I have to do is but bake them. 

Hope you are having a great week!