the challenge: in the united states, we are in the charmed time of early summer, between memorial day and independence day. school is winding down. the pools are open. the grills are fired up. we linger longer in beds made up with crisp cottons...it is a magical time of year...we have the chance to honor our history during this time of year. to remember how our nation came to be. to remember those who have lived and died to protect the things we hold most dear. no matter what country you call home, there is opportunity here to celebrate every homeland. every nation. (i hope you will recognize these challenges--they are all borrowed from patriotic songs.)

week one: the emblem of the land i love.
week two: the twilight's last gleaming.
week three: my home sweet home.
week four: stars and/or stripes forever.

and now last, but not least, stars and/or stripes forever.

i'm a sucker for a good pedicure. and as much as i love having baby soft heels (if only for a day or so), i love having fun painted toes even more. the best thing about my pedicurist is she loves to do "holiday toes." so this year, for the fourth of july, i got some stars.

these are probably my most favoritest toes yet.
the base polish is an ashley creation she calls "dorothy toes."
they look just like ruby red slippers.
and aren't the blue rhinestones an excellent accent?
gotta love the fourth.


  1. LOVE IT!!! So cute! Wish I was there to get the stars and stripes with you. Say hi to Lewiston and North Logan for me this weekend!