Despite our best efforts to refrain from spending our emotional energy on materialistic things, we sometimes tend to say things like, “Oh! look at those shoes, I love them!” But I’m wondering, have you ever had a shoe love you back? I have…and this is the way our love affair played out.

Several years back when I was first introduced to Uggs, I admit, I hesitated to see their splendor and perhaps even guffawed at their price-tag. I was able to contain my skepticism long enough to try them on and see what all the excitement was about. Folks, I am here to say, if there is mass excitement, it is worth keeping an open mind. All of my skepticism dissipated the instant my foot slid into the soft as a cloud, warm as sunshine interior and I was instantly seduced and madly in LOVE. I never looked at another boot again. With every winter I purchased a new snuggly pair, feeling completely justified by wearing them daily and basking in the glory of the feels like I’m at home in my slippers sensation! After owning three pairs I decided to share the foot love with my husband. It wasn’t long before he was sporting his very own pair! His are rugged (manly man) on the outside but all sunshine and clouds on the inside. At our house there’s a no-foot-left-behind policy and when my darling daughter turned three, she was gifted her very first pair! And that is the tale of how my love affair turned into a family affair.

During these frigid winter days, one of our simple pleasures is slipping our bare feet into already warm boots…a treat like no other! Seems like a small token of gratitude in appreciating our feet seeing as they do the work and carry the load (the load being us) wherever it is we go. And of course the compliments are endless…Uggsariffic, Uggsbelievable, Uggstastic…