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, 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:
     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!

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?!! :)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tales of the Ticklish 20: Tickle the Kids! Before They Sneak-Attack!"


Ruby tickles her lil' Cole's
sleeping bare foot, and does this
ALL the time! :)

     It is one of the funniest aspects of a barefoot life: "tickling ticklish feet"! I don't think there's many more fun things in life, that cause as much as happy laughter, as tickling or being tickled! Here we are, in the 20th installment of "Tales of the Ticklish", and I still love writing about the cuteness & unbridled humor of it! I know some people hate it (probably because they are control freaks, whereas I am secure enough in myself to give up control, especially for joyful laughter's sake), but for me, personally, how in the hell could you ever hate laughing, or ever hate making someone else laugh?! I mean, even zoo monkeys and gorillas love it, so, really, relax & take a cue from our, "smarter than we think they are", primate ancestors on what's fun in life!
Instagrammer's feet tickled,
and no spilled wine! That's
a pro right there!!
     What I find even more amusing & hilarious, regarding tickling, is just how much our kids absolutely love tickling the grown-ups! I mean, we, as "adults" all love tickling our kids, tickling their toes when they're sticking out from under blankets, to wake 'em for school, poking their ribs, tickling their feet when they plop 'em up on your lap, hearing that wonderful laughter spill out as they scream, "I can't breathe!", so you stop (so that they don't choke or get hurt).. But then, five seconds later, they are telling you, "More! I betcha' can't make me laugh again!".. However, if those same giggling kids find out that YOU'RE ticklish, look out! Somewhere in their wonderful, beautiful little brains, they instantly love the power to make the big grown-ups all laugh, and, like a sugar fix, once they get a taste of the fun of tickling the ticklish, they just. Don't. Freakin'. Ever. Stop! ..Hah, my friends' kids absolutely love that my bare feet are so ticklish, and since I'm always barefoot over their various houses, they are always trying to jump on my legs to pin down my feet, launching tickle sneak-attacks whenever they can. Or, my favorite, when I'm sitting at the dining room table, either having dinner or coffee with my friends (their parents), and, out of nowhere, I laugh out loud, and uncontrollably flinch massively, because little fingers are tickling my bare feet, and I peer under the table to see that the little buggers have quietly crawled under the table to get at my unaware tootsies! LoL! I can't argue with that, because I did the same exact thing in my elementary school years! I loooooooved sneaking under tables to tickle feet, or tickle anybody's bare feet who left them hanging off the couch! Sorry, not sorry, it's totally ingrained in my DNA! And judging by the behavior of so many of the amazing kids in my life, plus what I see on Instagram from tickling parents (tickling their kids, or being the receiving end), a love of tickling is ingrained in a LOT of peoples' DNA! That's OK, though, keep laughing, and stay positive!

Exquisite cuteness, as an Instagrammer was playing with their child,
trapped his bare feet like this, in between her knees, and
posted this adorable pic before the feet tickling & the hysterical
laughter began! Love it! ..Go, mom, go! :)

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..
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!