The Life and Times of the Silver Tennis Shoe…Gotta Love It

January 25, 2008 at 11:22 pm 1 comment

I am…

  • uploading pics to my Shutterfly account (which had not seen action since 2005),
  • uploading photos to a NEW FLICKR GROUP.   I’m in a group.  Ha.  Just makes me want to wink and point at you like George W. Bush.
  • uploading pics to my blog.

My computer is chugging…all day…chugging.  Not at all happy with me.

Here’s a little advice on the Ali Shutterful digital photo album.  Download the list of what you’ll need pics for FIRST, THEN select pics.  Uploading all the high points of the year…not my greatest idea to date.  I’m sure it will come in handy for other projects, but I WANT TO GET STARTED.

Anyway, in other news, my “good friend” Ali invited me (and about a thousand or so of her other very close friend) to partake in her weekend crafty challenges and FlickR group.  I’m going for it.  Oh boy!

The first challenge involved photographing my “one little word”.  Check.

Well, I’m looking through my purchases from today, lacin’ up the shoes, trying to find the right “lace” comfort level.  A picture, or two, are in order for the Internets. 


Check.  It.  Out. 


Who ever invented silver tennis shoes…oh mercy.  I don’t know what to say.l

A bit obnoxious, I realize.

But, a bit fun, too.

I NEED me some shine.

I’ve always had BASIC WHITE TENNIS SHOES.  A touch of Navy or Baby blue is allowed.  A touch.  On the bottom of the heel.

NEVER, and I do mean NEVER, had I considered adding silver to the personal “white shoe” mantra. 

I like it. 

…I went ahead and bought a white pair, too.  


This is my tape.  Frugal–$12.00 a roll with shipping.  Wal*Mart=$9.99.  Yes, I bought all they had.  I want it to last a while.  Note to Wal*Mart (TIME TO RESTOCK XYRON 500).  I’ll still be saying that in six months, I have no doubt whatsoever.

Now, to the new light weight coat…


Okay, this picture is not the finest, but …

Clean, quilted pattern, light-weight polyester, easy wear.  We are good friends already. 

My other tan coat is a wool from my grandmother, endowed to me from her estate somewhere around fifteen years ago when I had no decent winter coat for college.  I still LOVE it, and have replaced buttons several times.  I’d love to get the lining replaced. 

In any case, time for a lighter weight beige coat option.   The price was right.   Note:  They ALSO had a very cute small wool with a broad collar in a small if anyone needs one for like $35.00!

Entry filed under: Everyday.

Maggie on Friday When In Doubt, Go Back to The Last Thing God Told You to Do

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Merrie  |  January 26, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Maggie… I love your purchases! Not sure I understand what Ali is – but it seems like something I’d LOVE to know about.
    I’m always in the need of a good bargain!

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