July 7, 2012

A Project and a Cry for Help

I recognize that my blog is suffering.

Much like my stomach muscles, my posts have become weak and flabby... with stretch marks. And I'm sorry for any new readers who thought they would like it here only to discover what a bloggy slacker I've become.

But hang-it-all, ever since Claira was born I struggle to keep up with just about everything!

You know how we always look at our kids while they're kicking and screaming in the middle of the store and think, "Oh... heavens. I know this is a stage, but I can't wait until they grow out of it!" Well, I think as an adult we still go through "stages".

So hopefully, I'll be able to grow out of this slacker stage soon.

*sigh* Or maybe it's that I've been eating less chocolate and more cookies. That might be the problem right there. Chocolate has always been the better of the two options, I don't know what I'm thinking!!

It's obviously a chemical imbalance or something.


Anyway, just because I haven't had the guts to tackle our 4th of July pictures yet, I thought I'd show you what I "up-cycled"... or "recycled" or whatever you call it.

I bought this thing for $5. Apparently, it's a doll crib/clothes dresser.


But I had other plans for it.

Hubby helped me fix the broken pieces and I repainted it.

Wa-la!



It's going to stay in our kitchen and I'm going to get a couple of pretty indoor plants to put in the top.

What do you think?


And now, I have a question.

So, I found some shoes I loved several months ago. But they were just too far out of my price range. Nevertheless I put them in my on-line shopping bag and there they've sat for the last four months or so while I would lovingly dream about them.

Well, the site finally decided to have sale! Seriously, you have no idea how excited I was. It was truly ridiculous. So I caved (heaven help me, I did cave) and I ordered them.

Now, I'm a little taller than 5' 6.5" so I always just round up to 5'7". Because saying I'm a little taller than 5'6.5" just sounds ridiculous and long-winded.

So, I have a five inch heel limit on all my shoes. That already puts me close to six feet tall anyway so, I never go taller than a five inch heel.

Well here's my dilemma.

In the description of the shoe, it says it has a four-inch heel. Perfect! And now that they were on sale, including shipping the shoes were less than twenty bucks.


*sigh* Aren't they beautiful?

But the moment I pulled them out I knew something was wrong. The heel looked way longer than four inches, so I held them next to my five-inchers. Sure enough, they were half an inch longer! So the heel is five and a half inches long!

I love them, I really, really do. But do you think they are a bit much? Too tall and all? What do you think? Should I keep them and tower over everyone when I wear them? Or send them back.

Ahhh!! I can't decide!!



But I did find my first pair of super cute flats at Ross. I'm rather proud of myself for venturing out beyond flip-flops.


They make me feel all grow-up or something.

19 super cool people speak:

WoozleMom said...

Keep them!
(1) They're super cute.
(2) Your feet look rockin' in them. Which means that you look rockin' in them, too.
(3) If you look awesome (and you do), who cares how tall you are?! :)

Abe n Annie said...

Those heals are so cute!! I love them!

and I love the flats too. I told you that you could totally pull them off!

Megan Jones said...

Um, keep them!! I'm 6'.05" and I wear 4" heels all the time!

Brittney said...

i love all of it, everything in this post. and you sure manage to do a heck of a WHOLE LOT, being a mother of 5, blog owner, craft shop owner, etc.......

Tristan said...

Umm, I couldn't imagine wearing heels like that while toting baby Mason and chasing my other 6. To each their own, I suppose. I'm not one for wearing heels much above 1-2 inches ever.

I do LOVE the flats you picked.

And bloggy blahs are normal. Been there several times. Technically still there at the moment as my posting has been taken over by the storms, damage, and power outage we just went through. Boring!

Gina said...

I'm 5'8" and my husband is 5'10". I am not afraid to rock a six inch heel, and my "normal" heels are all four inches. I think there is nothing wrong with towering over everybody, even your husband, if that's what it comes to.

If you feel good in them, then you wear them.

A girl in our ward (who is pretty much the prettiest girl you've ever seen) is six foot one, and she wears high heels every week. I've seen her in some major five or six inch platforms, and I am so darn proud of her. She wears what she feels good in, and public expectations of dainty girls don't affect her.

On the flip side, I love me a good pair of flats, and those you have there are super cute!

Becky said...

I am 5'11" and I wear 4" heels all the time. Tall is BEAUTIFUL! Just have confidence and rock them! If you are nervous about it, don't wear them, because that is NOT rocking them :) But I think you could totally rock them. And cute kitchen thingy by the way!

Amy said...

KEEP ALL THE SHOES!!!

that's my motto. These are smokin.

Royalbird said...

So, all you ladies who wear tall heels, what is the secret to wearing them without emerging with practically broken feet? I got me a pair of about 4" heels for a Christmas party I attended in December, wore them to the party, at which I was actually sitting the majority of the time, and my feet are literally afraid of ever wearing them again. They hurt SO bad!

I say if you can comfortably wear them, keep them.

And glad I'm not the only one struggling to adjust to life with five. I still can't seem to slip into a good routine with this one!

tomiannie said...

I would also like to know how to wear heels without killing your feet! Because I have never emerged unscathed from a heel wearing episode. I once walked barefoot half a mile to the Salt Lake Temple because I jaut couldn't take it anymore.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Ahhhh!! Thanks girls! I do actually feel so much better about keeping them with all your encouragement!

And if you must know, yes my feet do hurt if I wear heels too long or walk in them too much. But some date nights and church work out perfectly!

Also... don't tell anyone this, but I use to work for a modeling agency and was trained in the art of runway walking. LOL! But don't worry, I don't actually walk around in heels as though I were on a runway. Because THAT would be awkward. :D

Sue said...

My daughter is 5'8" and she wears high ones all the time, even if it makes her taller than her hubby.

=)

PS. Love the flats!

Emily said...

I love both pair of shoes- especially your heels. I'd say keep them.

Lara said...

Totally keep them! I'm 5' 9" and I often wear 4 and 5 inch heels. Usually it doesn't bother me, because a 5 inches puts me at the same height as my husband.

But once, I was a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding. His wife is tiny, and so were her sisters and friends who were her other bridesmaids. I think there were about ten of us total, and I laugh every time I look at the pictures. I wasn't even wearing the tallest heels in the world and I was about a foot taller than everyone else.

But yeah, normally, I love the high heels and being super tall. :)

Lara said...

Totally keep them! I'm 5' 9" and I often wear 4 and 5 inch heels. Usually it doesn't bother me, because a 5 inches puts me at the same height as my husband.

But once, I was a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding. His wife is tiny, and so were her sisters and friends who were her other bridesmaids. I think there were about ten of us total, and I laugh every time I look at the pictures. I wasn't even wearing the tallest heels in the world and I was about a foot taller than everyone else.

But yeah, normally, I love the high heels and being super tall. :)

Mama Smith said...

As your dad always QUOTES..."You are as pretty as you FEEL"...so...if you feel you are ROCKN' AWESOME...then...go FOR IT! But, I LOVE the FLATS...I need to go back to Ross (finally went in...the other day before we left for our trip) and found a SKIRT (yeah...WHITE - LOVE IT!) and the most BEAUTIFUL BOX for my OFFICE...flowers and butterflies...for SUPER great price...MAKES ME FEEL SO GOOD! Guess, I should go back...and see if there are flats like these...(smile) By-the-way...I LOVE THAT CABINET...IT IS ME ALL OVER IT...(only I would have painted it white or blue...) If you find another like it...GRAB IT FOR ME...Hmmm...maybe, I can get your dad to MAKE ME ONE...now that he has his "fancy" new SAW...(smile)

Will and Marcie Davis said...

Bwahahaha!!! Serene!!! I LOVE you and I FREAKIN love the heels!!! You work it girl!!! I wear my 5 inch heels proudly AND chase after my 5 kids so here's to us!!! Plus I'm in nursery too....so add another 9 little monkeys I get to run after in those bad boys! Plus if a lock happens to jam up on the nursery closet, those fabulous heels come in awfully handy for a hammer!!! (True Story)!

Tulip TrueAim said...

Love what you did to that little doll closet. The shoes are too cute, but I don't think I could pull it off. I am a new member of The Family Network and I wanted to follow everyone's blog. Hope to see you at True Aim.

Garvin Smith said...

Why stop at five inch heels? Why not go for eight inches, or even twelve inches!

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