Pinterest Gone Wrong…

Let’s just start at the beginning…summer is near and my feet will soon be making their public appearance.   Oh how I wish for soft pink feet, with cute little toes, feet that don’t snag on the sheets at night, feet that I can rub on my hubby’s leg while under the covers.  I’m just telling it like it is…I do not have girly feet.

Maybe it’s my shoe choice.  I go from winter cowboy boots to summer flip-flops.  That’s my foot wardrobe.   I try to add a little dash with bling on my flip-flops, but that’s about it.  Some say it’s the shoes, that’s why I don’t have pretty little feet.

I’ll admit, I don’t really take much care of my feet.  The pumice stone hangs in the tub and I do stop in at the mall for a pedi once in a while( but I can’t imagine what the attendants are saying about my feet in their foreign language).   With summer nearing, the foot anxiety begins to creep in.  I really don’t want others to notice the inch thick layer of dead ugly skin, or those deep cracks that have begun to form.  (I know, this is so gross!)

I found it on Pinterest.  A foot remedy.  After this soak,  the skin is supposed to magically wipe off…it’s amazing, it’s a miracle!  That’s what Pinterest promised me.  And looking down at my feet I thought, why not?  These little tootsies need help!

The mixture was just a 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of warm water, and 1/4 cup of Listerine.  (I chose Blue Mint).  If 1/4 cup will do magic, I wondered what miracles 1 cup of each would perform.  And off I went, to 10 minutes of soaking while watching the Real Housewives.  There I went again adding my own twist to the recipe…if 10 minutes will do, well…how about a whole episode of Real housewives?

After a bit, I noticed something…my feet were turning green.  Not just green, aqua.  And the smell…how do you describe vinegar with a hint of mint?  I pulled my feet from the potion…my aqua feet, and began to rub.  I rubbed and rubbed, I got the pumice stone.  I scrubbed and scrubbed.  There was no magic..all I had was Green stinky, (I’m talking gagging stinky) feet.IMG_0722

I’m saving you here.  I’m telling you…it’s Pinterest gone wrong!  Do NOT try the Listerine magic foot potion!  Your sense of smell will never be the same.  Yuck!

Tomorrow, it’s sleeping with Vaseline and socks….or maybe I’ll order that “as seen on TV” heel cream???

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Hi! I'm a mom, wife, grammy, sister, friend at that ALMOST 50 age!! (Okay, since I started this a few years ago...well, add a bit to 49andcounting!) How the heck did I get here so fast?!? I love, love, love- my girls, antiques, rural America, history, Jesus, junkin,the lake and my Big Boy...not particularly in that order. It's about time I change this profile a bit. After a year or living in our 5th wheel in beautiful Pennsylvania, My Big Boy and I are back to the Kansas Prairies. And there's just nothing like "Home Sweet Home". Hitting the Big 50 has its own unique, well...let's say...blessings :) So come along, laugh with me...cry with me...praise God with me...and let's do this 49andcounting thing, together!
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3 Responses to Pinterest Gone Wrong…

  1. mamanne says:

    They don’t look bad! I put lotion on my feet every night, and do the pumice thing about once a week.. it doesn’t take much, and my heels stay pretty decent 🙂

  2. I still swear…my feet are not your normal feet!

  3. Mimi says:

    I’m pretty sure my daughter did the same thing; she just didn’t leave them in as long! We’re big Pinterest fans. My feet look just like yours. I always imagine what the techs are saying as they see the callouses, bunion, cracked heels….

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