Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pedicures at Home

It's been really hot here, like close the shades and hide out inside kind of hot. Or just escape to the river. The river escape worked for yesterday, but today found us hiding inside wondering what to do.

An evening of river play and floating wreaks havoc on the best looking toes, so the girls and I did some impromptu pedicures this afternoon.

First you fill a tub with cool sudsy water. Soak those toes and scrub them clean.

The girls helped me get mine nice and clean too.

Then we take off the old polish. We file and trim our nails and scrub our heels. Then mom uses a great foot scrub all over her feet and lower legs. She mixes raw sugar with olive oil and scrubs away. It really moisturizes and feels great too. It's perfect for our hot, dry climate. After that mom uses special peppermint foot cream all over. Then swipe some nail polish remover over those nails and polish away. And here's where you remind two squirmy girls to sit still, that's the tough part.

After it's all said and done, admire your work!

It didn't really cool us down, but it sure was a nice way to spend the afternoon.

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  1. too fun . . . I need to do that with Meghan, she would love it.

  2. Great idea - I know my daughters would love this.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Hi from N Ireland.

  3. I love this!!! And you know how much I love feet...great idea. Miss you so much, won't be long til we'll be there


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