If you don’t think shoes are important, just ask Dorothy or Cinderella.

My house is a mess and my garden is a disaster. I don’t even want to think about the state of my kitchen floor (crumby, sticky floors are a huge pet peeve because I prefer to run around not wearing shoes…you’ll find this ironic in a moment)!

I’ve been busy baking for a good cause…the annual community yard (& bake) sale at church to raise money to help the homeless! This year I baked cupcakes, brownies, lemon loaf, banana bread, cookies, fudge, muffins, butter tarts, and lime shortbread cookies. I even packed ingredients and bowls when I visited my folks last weekend so Mom and I could bake together! I’m so thankful for all the bakers who helped out!

We set up Friday night. I was icing cupcakes when Cate* came tearing into the kitchen bearing a shoe.

A woman with good shoes is never ugly. – Coco Chanel

“Jenn, what size are your feet? Look at this shoe!”  Then she showed me the original price  tag still attached to the underside. She laughed when my jaw hit the floor.


I won’t find this at Wal-Mart!

“Try it on!” I peeled off my orange sneaker, the one with a crack the width of the sole that sucks up rain faster than a thirsty cowboy in the desert. It fit like it was made for me!

“Come to the gym and try the other one too. I need a picture.”

A group of ladies had already gathered around a neat row of beautiful shoes, like flies on garbage…not only was Cinderella’s shoes at this table, but Cruella Deville and…could it be? Christian Louboutin?

Someone asked, “where would you wear shoes like that?” Um…my house!?!

I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world. — Bette Midler

“Jenn, you have two boys. They ‘re going to get married soon, and you’re going to need shoes,” Cate said matter-of-factly. Who was I to argue?

I told Hubby about it when I finally dragged in at 10:30 that night. I told him I was going to the sale early. He laughed and laughed.

Dear men – it’s always about the shoes. – jennsmidlifecrisis

O foolish man!

I arrived before the vendor, so I left a note. And checked back every 30 seconds between selling the baking and icing more cupcakes.

A woman can carry a bag, but it is the shoe that carries the woman
 Christian Louboutin

Meet Christian Louboutin!

Black Shoes

I probably can’t wear them for more than 5 minutes at a time and my chiropractor will hate me.

But I can dance in Cinderella’s shoes.

White Shoes

Total cost: $20!

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world. – Marilyn Monroe

Look out, world!