We have gained another member to our family.
Meet Sampson, the wonder pup. After a little over a year of praying over whether or not we should get a dog, my husband and I finally decided that it was time. We went back and forth as to whether to get a brand new puppy that could grow with our family – or adopt a dog that needed a home and would already be trained. Then we found Sampson.
Sampson is a 1 year old Havanese that needed a new home. He was the perfect blend of ‘kinda-new’ puppy, and ‘sorta-trained’, and definitely needed a new home as his previous family could no longer keep him. It was love at first site. And when I say he fits right into our family, I mean it. It was definitely meant to be. This little active pup is just like having another child. He jumps and runs and plays and cuddles and runs and plays some more. And the kids just love him, and I love that he wants to snuggle with me every night on the couch long after the kids are in bed. He is like our fourth child…just much more hairy. And the best part? He is totally allergen friendly, which means my son and I don’t sneeze and break out just by looking at him.
Oh…what is Sampson chewing in the picture you ask?
Only my expensive UGG slipper inserts. My beloved slippers that I have worn every day for the past 2 or 3 years now. Yes…those slippers. The ones that are like a million bucks to buy, so you will never ever ever ever ever replace them. No matter how raggedy they get. Sampson found them and decided that he had a new chew toy.
Look at that face though! How can I be mad at him?!!!
That’s when I realized that I could easily replace these bad boys with new inserts. It wouldn’t be difficult. Not only that, but I could put warm, fuzzy inserts in ALL of my shoes for Winter if I wanted! No more cold toes!! Woot woot.
So in all reality, I should THANK Sampson. Am I right?
(No. Wrong, wrong, definitely wrong. Bad puppy!)
Sherpa Insert DIY
For warm feet all winter long.
- 1/2 yd Sherpa or fleece fabric
- Old shoe insert
- Heavy duty fabric scissors or rotary cutter
- *Optional – Basic sewing essentials -or- fabric glue
HOW TO MAKE SHOE INSERTS:
Step One – Place old inserts on top of fleece or sherpa fabric.
Step Two – Cut around insert. Shake excess sherpa or fur loose from the side edges.
Step Three – *Optional – if thicker insert is desired, repeat step 1 & 2. Then layer one insert on top of the other and pin. Sew around, or glue the middle together and allow to dry fully.
Insert into shoes, and let your toes be happy!
I only wish I had these inserts when I bought the shoes pictured in these photos. I bought them during our very rainy trip to London last Summer. The dolt that I am only brought sandals with me…because duh, its Summer. Too bad Summer in London actually means cold and rainy. These sherpa inserts would’ve been a very happy accompaniment.
Now go sherpa insert the heck out of your Winter shoes. Warm feet = happy feet.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…