Thursday, June 1, 2017

Go #Barefoot4Them with @LDBlakeley on #GoBarefootDay (& #NationalNailPolishDay!)


In poking around the web (as one does) for blog ideas, I discovered that not only is June 1 National Go Barefoot Day, it's also National Nail Polish Day. I don't know about you, but as far as I'm concerned, the two sort of go hand-in-hand (foot-in-foot? Nah, that doesn't quite work.)

Yes, I take foot selfies. No, I don't have any shame.
Enjoying the sands of New Brunswick's beautiful Parlee Beach! 
While a day to kick off your shoes and let your toes go freerange might seem a bit frivolous, the day actually got its start after the Indian Ocean Tsunami by the group Soles4Souls as a means to raise funds by those affected by the disaster. Still going strong after more than a decade, the Nashville-based charity's mission statement is to: create sustainable jobs and provide relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. And, to date, the organization has collected and distributed 30 million pairs of new and gently used shoes to individuals in 127 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

Soles4Souls - Wearing Out Poverty

National Go Barefoot Day was created as a way to raise awareness for their worthy endeavour. They have an extensive website, so if you want to get more deets or would like to get involved, check them out here:

Now, obviously National Nail Polish Day isn't nearly as philathropic an observance as National Go Barefoot Day (it was created by the folks at Essie, after all.) But is there anything quite as lovely as the first pedicure of open-toed shoe season? I don't think so.

So kick off your shoes and celebrate both. And, hey, why not take that pedicure money, donate it to the folks at Soles4Souls and DIY your toes just this once.

Need some inspiration?

With your toes ready for the beach, all that's left to do is grab yourself something spicy to read while you soak up those rays!

Might I suggest this sizzling collection of sexy alpha short stories...


The Alpha lives for the hunt... 

Driven by instinct, an Alpha shifter recognizes his fated mate from one scent, one touch. He'll pursue his man, regardless of the cost, and anyone else would be smart to get out of his way. He won't stop until he takes possession of his prize.

Although the hunter doesn't need convincing, his mate certainly does. The Alpha will have to prove himself as a lover and convince his man that he plays for keeps.



✽ A Tiger’s Luck by Maia Dylan
✽ Last Alpha Standing by James Cox
✽ Mooncrest by Jules Dixon
✽ His Guardian Panther by Elena Kincaid
✽ The Scarf by L.J. Longo
✽ A Matter of Trust by Pelaam
✽ Conflict of Interest by L.D. Blakeley

Until next time,

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