On my mind…

I think its safe to say that most of us have gotten a pedicure or manicure at a nail salon, right?  I just went this past weekend with a friend to get a pedicure that I swear was the best one I’ve ever had.  I think it was due to the fact that I paid for an extended massage because lets face it--- that’s the best part of a pedicure (minus the food scrub that tickles me to tears). 

I was reflecting on past pedicures I’ve received and can remember a time or two (probably more) that I’ve left the place looking closely at my nails and noticing that they didn’t even paint the whole thing.  It was like they ignored the edges or something.  Has this happened to you!?  If I see it on my finger nails, I usually mention it to them before I leave but when its on your feet, you can’t really see all that close and I hate to make a ruckus after they’ve worked so hard.

Let’s face it—it is the pitts to spend $25 or more on a pedicure and go home unhappy.

I have a whole new respect for those men and women who work at nail salons and bust their butts to keep my feet looking decent, even if they miss the edges…… because clearly I’m no painting pro!!!  See for yourself!!

raynes toes
Yes, that would be paint all over her toes but its safe to say that I painted all of her nail and didn’t miss the edges!! This is my method of painting my lil’ girls toe nails.  The wild painting on her skin always comes off at bathtime leaving them with perfectly painted toes…

For now… I’m just thankful my girls can’t complain about my paint job!  Those would be Rayne’s lil’ 8 week old tootsies above.  They will match her older sister Reese who had hers painted during a nap this past weekend! They are red for the upcoming holidays!

I’m also thankful that my kiddos have endured my handprint obsession.. I think I’m done for now…. here’s what we’ve made.turkey trot
Above are Rayne’s footprints along the bottom which make the ‘grass’, Reese’s 2 hands on the left and Ryan’s hand on the right to make the turkey’s trotting along!
thanksgiving 2011
Above is what I showed ya’ll last week… I just used colorful ribbon to tie them together and make them 1piece for wall art in our kitchen!christmas trees
This was my attempt at making Christmas Trees out of my kiddo’s feet and it is not complete.. I’m still trying to decide how to jazz them up.  Maybe adding a Christmas poem, Santa’s wish list or strings of lights made with their finger prints… Any suggestions?
reindeer   
Finally, our reindeer prints.  Ryan and Rayne have blue eyes and Reese’s eyes are looking more brown, so I coordinated the reindeer to match their eyes.  At least for now Rayne’s eyes are blue.. we’ll see if they change.

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26 comments:

Amber said...

I just love handprint/footprint paintings. They were my favorite thing to do with my preschoolers!

You're obviously bored to tears at home if you're slapping paint all over your baby's toes!!!! I think the big turkeys are my favorite!!!

Cherished Bliss said...

OMG everything is cute from the toenails to all the paintings! I need to do some stuff like that sooo bad with the kids. Especially since I'm signed up to do a Kid's Christmas craft on another blog... better get to that!

Great job! I love the reindeer : ) and the thanksgiving trot, and the Christmas tree..ok fine I LOVE them all!

Emmy said...

Awe!! All so adorable! And yes, I like the idea of the fingerprint Christmas lights maybe kind of on one side curling around to the bottom or top of each picture- and do opposite sides to mix it up?
I plan on doing tons of crafts over Christmas break with the kids-my goal is one fun thing a day

Sarah Kate said...

These are awesome!!! The reindeer are my favorite, for sure! I love how you gave them their correct eye color, too! So stinkin' creative!!!

Jill said...

Love the paintings using the handprints! I can't wait to some day have my own little handprints hanging on my walls :)

I'm totally with you, I've had a pedi before where they left the edges "empty". I make a mess when I paint my toes, too, but like you said, after one shower they excess comes off and I have perfectly painted toes! Not as cute as your babe's though! ;)

Rebekah said...

Love those little painted tootsies!!! And I am going to have to copy your hand print and foot print art work! Such good ways to preserve those precious little body parts! I would love getting that out and putting it up in my house year after year!

Shawn said...

I love hand and foot print art. I have so many things that I cherish with my girls little hands and feet on them! So, so sweet!

Thanks for linking up and sharing your wonderful crafts with us!

Nadine Hightower said...

Oh Funny! I've noticed that my nails want to fall off!! whatever cheap product they use is not good for me!! I got to find another place to get pedis.
Can you do my toes too??

Amy said...

Ok... girl. We need to get you in fingernail painting 101. lol You crack me up.

Toss up for the tree and deers. CuuUTE!!!

Sian said...

aw I can't get enough of baby feet! So cute.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. The little one is on the mend. I don't think there is a vaccine for it. My friend said she wanted to bring her kid over to lick our toys to catch it lol I was like sure come have our germs ;)

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

OMG I love these - mind if I pin them???

~Becca

Gauger Family said...

Super cute! Love all those!!

Impulsive Addict said...

Did you say Becca could pin them? I want to pin them too. What a creative idea. I am LOVING the reindeer! So, so cute!!!!

I haven't done anything with Emma. I painted her toes...but not using your method which is an excellent method by the way.

THanks for linking up with us! We love you! oxoox

Copyboy said...

So cute and versatile. BTW...made you new blog of the day.

Kaye/Gammy said...

OK - now those are really cute! Not so much the toenails painted -ha! But the hand/foot print paintings! I LOVE the Reinder prints - I honestly think you should make those into Christmas cards to send out. Too cute.

Miss you all - see you in two weeks. Love Gammy

Camie Rae said...

You are SO cute!! I love these!!!

Tonya the Hobo Girl said...

Those are some cutesy tootsies for certain.

A lazy paint job on your toenails has to be frustrating, especially with the amount you paid. I agree that working with feet all day has to be tantamount to licking volcano balls (if such balls existed), but still...there is no excuse for laziness in providing great toe beautification.

Am I Really Grown Up? said...

I am loving those reindeer feet:)

Liberty said...

You continually impress me!!! The reindeer feet are so stinkin' cute that I must do that with my kids! I love how you used Rayne's little feet for the grass in the Turkey trot. :))

I haven't had a pedicure in so long, I have forgotten what they feel like. Sigh... maybe someday soon.

OH, I want to pin the reindeer feet too!

dottie said...

Love this! LOVE those little piggies! The reindeer are to die for!

Amanda @ 2LittleBugs said...

omgsh! love those hands and foot prints. love what you did with the ribbon and turkey canvases! So creative! :)

Connie said...

SO CUTE!!

I never get pedicures....because I can't understand what they are saying.

Those little toys are adorable!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I love those little toes! My girls and my 3-year-old son like to paint my toes. It's not pretty!

And your print obsession is adorable!!! They're all cute, but the reindeer are my favorites. :)

Rachel said...

So I'm not the only one who gets tickled to tears in a pedicure?!?!

Loving your girl's paint job - I think it's a perfect excuse to do my own nails and soak in the tub :)

Terrific artwork by all your kids!

Ashley said...

You crack me up! I'm sure she wouldn't sit still though...lol! Thanks for stopping by!

Heather SettingforFour said...

Thanks for linking this cute post up to my Thanksgiving Traditions Linky Party! I love artwork made with kiddos hand and footprints :) Pinned it on my Linky Party Pinboard!

 
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