The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Busy Beaver

My dear e-friends and stalkers, I wanted you to know why I have been absent from my blog longer than usual lately. You see, I have been very, very busy, what with Christmas just around the corner, and the budget much tighter these days, I am making home-made gifts this year.


My darling friend Tarah sent me the instructions and I've been plugging away til the wee hours. You'll most likely agree that it's a splendid idea, and should you wish to do the same, I've included the instructions below. While I can't exactly recommend this gift for the men in your life, I am quite certain that anyone of the female persuasion would be blown away to receive these bedroom slippers, lovingly hand-made by you.

How to make bedroom slippers:

You need four maxi pads to make a pair.

Two of them get laid out flat, for the foot part. The other two wrap around the toe area to form the top.

Tape or glue each side of the top pieces to the bottom of the foot part.

Decorate the tops with whatever you desire--buttons, silk flowers (this is most aesthetically appealing), bows, etc.


These slippers are:

* Soft and Hygienic

* Safety conscious with non-slip grip strips (say that 3 times fast!) on the soles

* Built in deodorant feature keeps feet smelling fresh
* No more bending over to mop up spills (a definite plus for moms!)
* Disposable and biodegradable
* Environmentally safe
* Three convenient sizes: (1.) Regular, (2.) Light and (3.) Get out the Sand Bags.
I've attached a photo of the first pair I made so that you can see the nifty slippers for yourself....

11 comments:

Rachel said...

TOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY....

The Nahid Family said...

This is hysterical! Did you just make this up or what? Thanks for posting. I got a good chuckle!

Sarah and Nick said...

Oh my goodness!!

Becky said...

Hillarious! Thanks for the laugh. : )

Stefanie said...

That is TOOO funny. I have a girls night out tonight. I think I will give this a whirl!!

Tarah said...

:) I hear these are great for stinky footers! Oh, if you want to do some acupressure while wearing, just put some tampons down the middle. This also helps with learning to walk gracefully!!
Love ya Rae, hope life is good! I will call ya in the next few days.

Leslie said...

Oh dear-the end result is frighteningly cute though! ;)

Blu and Darbi said...

hilarious Rachel!! I thought you had to be kidding until I saw the pictures :)

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha HA!!!!

-Melodie

Anonymous said...

I LEFT YOU A MESSAGE YESTERDAY BUT I FORGOT TO CLICK THE ORANGE BUTTON. LIKE YOUR PICS AND THE SNOW. TRUST YOU HAD A GOOD TIME WITH CHRISTMAS AT YOUR FOLKS. THE KIDS MAKE IT SO MUCH MORE MEANINGFUL. GRANGPA W.

Tanya said...

Where are the new Christmas pictures! Any pics of your family opening these lovely gifts:) Tanya

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