$1.00 Summer Sandal DIY


OK we have all had those cheap summer sandals that hurt your toes. I have a cheap and quick fix for it.

I recently picked up a pair of sandals from Dollar Tree for $1.00. After wearing them for 10 minutes the started to hurt my toes.So I started thinking of a super cheap way to fix this.

I had a T shirt sleeve I recently cut off a t shirt I used for a project. ( I always save the scraps.)  I wear a 9 1/2 and the shirt was an XL, I think.

All you need so scissors, the sandals, and the t shirt sleeve.


I started by cutting the on either side of the seam that makes the fabric a loop. It should look like this.


Then I cut the edges where the other seams are. So there are or sewed parts left. Then it will look like this.


After this is done. I cut it so that all the sides are straight. (Sorry forgot a picture of this.)

I then cut this into two pieces length wise and pulled from each size, which makes the fabric longer and it curls a little ( this is alright). Put this to the side.


Now to work on the sandal. Push the tong, the part that goes between your toes, with your fingers it will look like this. Then with a pair of scissors cut it off. Do the same with the other parts of the straps.


Now with the fabric strings you made. Push one of each piece thru the tong hole. This is what you should have.


Then tie them together. Make 2 knots.


With the other sides of the fabric strings push one thru each of the other holes.


I gently tried mine on before knotting those pieces to make sure they were the correct length. Then single or double knot them too. Cut the extra fabric off the end of all the knots. I did not put hot glue on my knots, but if you are a little tough on your sandals you may want to do that. Here is what it looks like after it is knotted and trimmed.


Here is the finished product.


Everyday life

No zombies did not eat my brain.

I know it seems like the only post I put up any more are updates cause I can never find time to blog. I am truly sorry for not posting more often. Life has been so busy.

Back around October , I think, the American Legion Auxiliary unit I belong to had a big change. The president stepped down, which normally is not a bad deal for some people. But I was the Vice President. I had only been a member since Jan 2014. I thought I would have more time to find out what they were all about and the different things they do. Ah No. I have had to learn so much my brain hurts sometimes. But I am glad to say that our unit is growing more then they have in a long time and they seems very excited for future changes and events.

We also moved in November. I am so thankful for my American Legion family as i did not have to rent a trunk, a handful of guys got together and helped us move the big things. Thank god.

Then came December. The holidays are not as crazy for us as for most people cause we do not have children, but we still have a lot of fun things going on. A few Christmas parties, and our annual day at Disney to see the Osborne Spectacular of Lights.  (Sorry the picture quality sucks)

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Christmas 2014 Disney World
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Kenn waiting on the Christmas parade.

I don’t even think I breathed in January. Between doctor appointments, meetings, and American Legion Auxiliary events, the month just breezed past me. I remember thinking I was going to try and get my life back in order that month. Ha Ha. Like that ever really happens.

Maybe the rest of February and March will go a little slower and I can post more and do things around the house to post here,

For those that love looking at pictures of the puppies here are a few.

Thanks for reading.

Freddy after a spa day
Dingo taking over a bed
Everyday life

Adventures in weed trimming

Nothing is ever as easy as it seems. I have been needing to clean up some weeds around my house. So I decided today was the day to do this. Exactly I started it today and will have to finish a different day, but more on way in a second.

First here is the before pictures:

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So I re spooled the weed trimmer and started working. The top right picture is as far as I got before the weed trimmer broke. So the great start for a new weed trimmer started. First I looked for a replacement, that did not work. The only way to get one was to order it from Black & Decker site. I love this weed trimmer but it is about 15 years old, so time for a new one. I ended up going to Lowe’s and get a Black & Decker ST 4500.

Here is the beautiful thing. It has about twice the power as I am use to. But it works GREAT.

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So after about a few hours of actually being able to use the weed trimmer here is the after.

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Hopefully I have time to get some of the front done tomorrow. Tell later have a great day.



Disney, Everyday life, Pets


I am going to be making some changes soon and will be switching to . I am in the middle of designing the new site and will let you know as soon as it is launched. I have been working on a lot several different projects and have many things in the works. I have launched a Personal Shopper site recently. Please fell free to look at it and tell me what you think. I am redesigning the layout of that site too. So the current one is just temporary.

As far as the puppies are doing everyone is good. Freddy, the shit-tzu, has differently found his bark and is letting me know it. He also discovered yesterday that he LOVES balloons. I was not able to get a picture of him playing with it. As son as I get a picture or video I will upload it.

I have a very busy month ahead of me so I hope I can blog and upload things cause I really enjoy doing so. I have an American Legion Conference in the middle of the month for about 4 days. Then at hte end of the month I have family coming to visit and will be going to Disney at the end of the month till July 4th. So that will definitely be pictures from that.




Stressed does not even bring to describe my life right now. I have been trying to get my house clean and organized… Not working out great. I have been taking care of my mother since last November and have been doing a lot for her. Every time we get a few steps ahead and are starting to make progress she goes back in the hospital and we start all over again. I am not complaining I don’t mind taking care of her, even if it can be a thankless job a lot of times. It is just stressful to have a life and balance all the demands of taking care of her and my family at the same time.

I wish sometimes I could get on a plane and go some where for a few days.

I don’t normally post rants here but I had no were else to go.

Thanks for listening.