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ShoesThatFit.org – I Donated 2 Pairs!

ShoesThatFit.org

Dear Readers – I hope I brought some joy to 2 kiddos in need this Christmas! I spent $10 each for a couple of kids to get new shoes so they can wear them with pride, and comfort.

If you’ve read any of my past posts, you know how difficult it is to find shoes to fit my extra-wide feet, so how wonderful it was to find a charity that takes the time to measure and fit them!! YASSSSSS!!

Here’s how they work:

Simply put, Shoes That Fit helps kids improve their self-esteem. How do we do this? By providing them with much-needed new shoes so that they can go to school in comfort and with dignity and focus on their studies rather than their circumstances.

First, we match sponsoring groups with nearby schools that have children in need. A sponsor can be any group of people; a business, school, church, civic organization or simply a group of caring friends. Next, a sponsoring group decides how many children they can help. Their chosen school identifies the children most in need of new shoes and then measures these students for proper size and fit with materials we provide.

Finally, the sponsoring group uses this information to buy exactly what each child needs and makes the much-appreciated delivery to the school. By using this model with every sponsoring group across America, volunteers are making a direct impact on the children in their own communities.

Specifically, I did the Nordy thing – was buying a gift card at the customer service counter and saw a Christmas tree with some different gift cards on it…they had children’s names on them, and OMG, you know I had to help! Seriously, I’m very moved by kids who would otherwise “do without” and I can’t bear the thought, so I asked the lovely man at the counter about the program. A $10 gift card buys a child in need a brand new pair of New Balance sneakers…so I bought two!

Wishing so much happiness to those children and their families this holiday season, and, for the rest of their lives…

Feelin’ the love and joy,

❤ Belle

RetailMeNot – New Balance Shoes Coupon

Dear Readers…

I’m hopeful. I have wide feet (8.5W) and I’m reallllly hoping I can find some comfortable dress shoes. Did you know that New Balance made dress shoes?? I ordered the Aravon style “Anna”, and while they may not be the sexiest dress shoe I’ve ever worn, my new job in retail has my dogs barking up a storm, so I HAVE to try something new!

All shoes I own are either a 9M, 9W, or 8.5W – however, when you have to stand for 8+ hours a day, numbers mean very little. My shoes fit fine as long as I don’t have to stand all day! I have shoes that fit, but not shoes that can bear my weight and give me the comfort I need. And I need shoes that can go with a skirt or pants. I chose some Mary Janes.

Remember – if you have wide feet and/or are in need of a LARGE TOE BOX, you should try to stay with the New Balance brand. I learned years ago about NB’s cozy tennis shoes, and always wished they’d made dress shoes. Not sure when they started doing it, but I’m glad they did. I’ll post a review and photos when I try them out. Crossing my fingers and toes that they’ll work.

Go to RetailMeNot’s online coupons and use one before you order!

Dr. Scholl’s® OneStep Corn Removers – Cousin Belle’s Review

Dr. Scholl’s® OneStep Corn Removers

I’ve used this product a few times – sadly, I’ve been the victim of ill-fitting shoes, so I thought I’d speak up for this remedy.



There aren’t good instructions in the packages, so I’ll simplify them for you:

1) Soak your feet in warm/hot water for 15 minutes. Dry off, allow another 15 minutes to dry.

2) Put the bandage on your corn(s), however many are needed. I believe the bandage stays on very well, others have complained of the opposite. Use your own stick-on bandage on top if the original isn’t enough.

3) Allow the salicylic acid in the remedy work on  your corn for 48 hours.

4) Gently remove the bandage(s) – the corn that’s dissolved will probably be white in color. The dead skin will probably fall off with a little tug, but don’t force it off. Allow the dead skin to lift off – could be days before this happens.

5) Feel free to repeat the soaking process, and re-bandage if the corn doesn’t come right off.

 

NOTES:

– If the white “circles” on your feet lift off, there will be “fresh” pink tender skin underneath…the way Nature intended. That said, that new skin is very delicate, and you need to protect your feet from getting abraded, rubbed, chafed, or squished in your shoes, so take it easy. They do make “toe covers” with really thick gel, so I’d use those after you remove your corns. Allow that pink skin to heal.

– I would wait until the pink skin heals before getting a pedicure.

– Everybody’s corn situation is different. Some take a few treatments, some fall off when you remove the bandage after 48 hours. Mine are stubborn and have required 2 treatments, but whatever, I’m hardcore!

– Some dark-skinned users have reported back a discoloration, or hyper pigmentation. Please use caution.

– Whatever you do, be patient – corns take a lot of time to form, and some people have had them for YEARS! No matter, this remedy works, and I hope it works for you, too 🙂

Belle

 

HealthyFeetStore.com Discount Coupon Codes – Free Shipping Over $50!!

HEY YA’LL – hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day holiday weekend. God Bless those who’ve served and continue to serve our country!!!

BTW, the “Healthy Feet Store” online has some savings you might want to avoid the mall for, if you know what I mean!

I ordered insoles that are supposed to correct my over-supination problem (bow legs!)…and some metatarsal pads for the ball of the foot pain, meant to ease the neuroma problem I get due to Morton’s Foot / Morton’s Toe. I have plantar fasciitis to some degree because I have toughened arch muscles that are thick – trying to address those with self-massage on the trigger points, but also the rest of what I ordered today should fully address what I got going on – and I gotta lot going on! Will update this blog with reviews of how my purchase went towards my foot pain, but until then, enjoy some savings!!

Belle

 



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HealthyFeetStore.com Discount Coupon Codes

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Native Threads Website

Native Threads – Native American-themed clothing

They ask, “What Are You Wearing Today?”

Get the answer to that question here at Native Threads. We have over 100 different products in our online store in sizes from youth up to 6X and everything in between. Spread the Pride and show off your culture in style!

Their mission:

“Native Threads exists to promote and preserve Native American culture and tradition through hip clothing that connects our people and makes the statement, “This is who I am”.”

CHECK OUT THEIR RETAIL LOCATIONS or buy online!

From the Native Threads website