Best. Motto. Ever.

Best. Motto. Ever.
You'll hear me repeat it until my dying day: "BARE FEET = HAPPY LIFE!" ...It's THAT simple!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

TOM's Shoes: Go Barefoot, and DO. ONE. GOOD. DEED!

 
DO IT!
 
     Gonna be taking a barefoot blogging hiatus for a bit, as a major house redo project gets going, now that the NY weather is finally nice enough for outdoor house/yard work. It's also nice enough for bare feet, so let's leave you all with the current TOM's Shoe Co. charity activity, so you ALL can participate, and do good deeds with your happy bare feet!
MY stellar bare feetsies
are in the game!
     Every year, TOM's sponsors their, "One Day Without Shoes", campaign, in order to raise awareness about poor children around the world who can't even afford one pair of shoes. Normally, this entails people spending the day barefoot, if their lives/jobs permit it, and discussions of how to help those needy, impoverished kids. Well, TOM's took it a step further this year, and, for every photo of bare feet tagged with #withoutshoes, on Instagram (one entry per Instagram account), TOM's will donate a free pair of TOM's to a needy, underprivileged child! THAT is the definition of "putting you money where your mouth is (or, where your bare feet are)"! So, if you're on Instagram, get those shoes off, show those bare feet, and HELP THE POOR! It doesn't get any easier than this! Peace out, barefooters.. Keep those shoes out of sight, stay happy, and I love you all!
Instagrammer moniksphotos' wonderful entry!



Saturday, March 14, 2015

Craving Bare Feet Weather, and Pining for Summer 2015!

   
Bare feet, "hangin' around" on a boat!
I love how playful this is!
     
     If you live in the northeast, or northern central, USA, you know exactly what I'm talking about. This winter has been particularly brutal, and, after an especially crappy February (in which Boston almost set a new all-time record for snowfall), we are now, in mid-March, FINALLY starting to see some noticeable melting of the copious inches of ice, and dirty (no longer fluffy & pretty), snow! YES! You know what that means, right?! Bare feet weather & happy, sunny days aren't too far off now! Chin up, my, "shoes are overrated", friends! And don't forget to go get your pedis, if you need to! Hah, waaaaaaay too many are still suffering from "winter feet", so go visit your local pedi salon, and give 'em some love! 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Bare Feet as Art, and Kicking Off 2015!

Metaphor for a love of the simple things:
BARE FEET,  FEET UP,
RELAXATION, COFFEE!  :)
     Hello, Barefoot Nation! Hope everyone's New Year's Eve celebrations were fun and that, any resolutions that you made for 2015 end up being successful for you! ..And, of course, as always, keep flying that, "shoes are SO overrated", flag as much as you possibly can! Here's the latest in fantastic, "Bare feet as art", that I've come across on Instagram, or from other online sources... None of these are my photos, but, like most eye-catching pics, they are definitely worth sharing with the world..

Perfection in bare feet, with some of the nicest, cutest
feet that I've ever come across, in a gorgeous
clover setting for eye-popping contrast!

"Waiting for Laughter".. I love tickling bare feet,
and this is a beautiful, artistic capture
of that simple life pleasure that I love so much!

It's winter now.. So, hey, let's remind
 YOU of summer happiness!
Or your winter vacations to somewhere
warmer! :)


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Toes 2015! ..And Language Barriers Do Suck!

CHRISTMAS CANDY CANE TOES
FOR 2014!
     Sooooo, I went to the pedicure place, during the day on Christmas Eve, to finally get 2015's Christmas toes done, not thinking that the whole affair could've ended up being used for a Rosetta Stone language CD commercial! But, sure enough, the Chinese nail girl could not understand that I wanted my entire toenail to look like a candy cane, and NOT just paint a buncha' little candy canes on my toes, like they did two years ago! Even showing her a photo of a candy cane, on my phone, didn't help (in fact, that probably made it worse!), as she just could not grasp the concept that I was trying to explain. Thankfully, Sophie, the owner, was able to bridge the language gap, and finally get the point across! So, without further ado, I present my amazing Christmas toes for 2015! And I know they're amazing, because the REALLY cute chick paying for her pedi at the same time that I was paying for mine (and getting a few gift certificates also), looked down at my feet (as we were standing next to each other at the counter), and exclaimed, "Oh my God! Those are about the best toes I've ever seen! Can I please take a picture?!"..Hah, I never, ever deny that request! The more people taking photos of my bare feet & rockstar toes, the more I end up smiling at the silliness! Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas, and is ready for an even happier New Year! Barefoot Nation loves you all!

I LOVE this!
..And it really amuses me to think of three really ticklish volunteers
laying there, trying to stay still (and not twitch!),
but cracking up laughing,  as airbrushes & paintbrushes
 tickle the bottoms of their bare feet, creating this amazing winter scene!
 Ticklish feet as art! Who knew?!! :)
 


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Summer 2014's, "Bare Feet As Art", Best Of, Continued!

None only are those "barefoot sandals" beautiful,
those are also just spectacular bare feet,
in themselves! ..Easy to see how that
person landed the modeling gig! Perfection!
   
A wedding photographers incredibly original
& cute idea to get the bride & the groom both
BAREFOOT. I absolutely love this!
Bare feet, pool floating bliss! Holding onto summer!
     As summer, 2014, ends, and the first day of autumn settles in, I came across a few more BRILLIANT works of photographic art on the internet, combining bare feet, cuteness, ticklishness, lighting, tone, and anything else you wanna stuff into photography involving one of my most favorite topics on the planet: happy, bare, feet! (None of these are my original work, but all of the edits are my creative juices flowing) Enjoy, my friends! 


Puddle jumping barefoot! Love the
reflection effect!







Thursday, August 28, 2014

Summer 2014's Best 'Bare Feet As Art' Photography Moments

Instagrammer's barefoot golf day in the Bahamas..
THIS WOULD TOTALLY BE ME ON A GOLF COURSE! :)
Sammie's beachin' bare feet
Instagrammer's poolside barefootin' chill time
My favorite photo this summer: The HAPPY,
positive mojo of relaxed, dangling
bare feet!
        As summer winds down and the kids all get ready for back to school, here are the best "Bare Feet As Art" photo moments that I personally came across this summer. Some are my shots, some are my friends' work, and some are examples that I came across on the 'net. ..But, ALL of them are pure BAREFOOT AWESOMENESS. Stay shoes-free, my friends!
Kristin's backyard bare feet relaxation.. And then
a visit from a "lady" friend! 

My Russian friend's Instagram, barefoot,
outdoors peacefulness! SO artistic!
..Keep 'em coming! You can never, ever have enough
"Bare Feet As Art" moments!