Monday, March 2, 2015

A TWG Idiosyncrasy

I prefer not to share too much of myself (TexWisGirl, TWG, T, Theresa) on the blog these days, but I'll give you a glimpse into one of my idiosyncrasies.

I bought a pair of rain boots off of E-Bay. Although I'm not affiliated with the college (University of Texas), I am in Texas and I happen to like Longhorns so figured, what the heck... I am always wearing, using, ruining rain/muck boots and besides, they were a good price so worth the risk I wouldn't like them.
Well, I loved them. Best fitting rain/muck boots I've ever worn.
If there's one thing I've learned in my 51+ years on this earth, if you find shoes you like that fit well, BUY MORE! NOW! So I watched for the liquidation seller to post them again, made him an offer, and bought 5 more pair at an even better price.
 My 'herd' of longhorns stand at the ready...
And it's a good thing as, after several months, I've about used up the first pair.
 But it's obvious, they love me, too. :)

151 comments:

magnoliasntea said...

Very cool ranch boots! I love the longhorn and the colors and applaud your frugally fabulous purchase. I have 3 brown corduroy shirts and don't care if people think I wear the same one everyday. ;)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, I just love this, Theresa!!! I'm a firm believer if one is really good... more is a better plan! It's just hard to find things you really like and when I do, I'm with you! LOVE those muck boots... and I suspect they make you happy and, even more important in my book, COMFORTABLE every time you wear them! Happy + comfortable = get as many as you can. ;) Fun, fun post! blessings ~ tanna

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like a great idea to me because it sounds like you will eventually wear them all out. ;))

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

phunny

okay...I once bought a second pair of basketball shoes I really liked.

Kate said...

Remarkable! Silly me! I thought that I was the only one to have curious idiosyncrasies! Wonderful buy!!

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sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

Ha ha! I love this Tex! Laughing here! Those are pretty cool boots and I love your thinking! Still laughing!

DJan said...

That's wonderful, TWG. I like that appellation better than Tex, now. And Wow, what a herd of Longhorns! :-)

Madge Bloom said...

Funny, but I've never gotten used to wearing wellies.. but I do like yours!

Sandra said...

these are just SO TEXAS.. good for you getting them while the getting is good... now get busy showing me the little shed with the lizard and frog on it..

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, I see DJan's comment (above) that she likes TWG better than Tex ... so let me know if you like that better as well. I like the "buy ahead" idea and have used it on a couple of things in the past. Out on the ranch you've got plenty of space so no problem for storage. Here in the city it's a different story. If it helps you ... that's the main thing isn't it? I do like this post giving us a little inside info on Run Around Ranch! More please! :-) John

William Kendall said...

They certainly do look well used.

Drita Harris said...

Cute boots! Can't go wrong with multiples of a nice price and good fit!!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Haha, now I laughed very loud here :) I agree with you in everything. Yes, buy more when you find something you really like. I do it with flowers all the time :)) Your boots was fantastic!

carolann said...

You must of watched Oprah W show back then. She bought triple everything and more items.

I must say cool rain boots.

I like them but gads you do score on the amount. Tee,hee

eileeninmd said...

LOL, I loved the shot of your muck boots lined up.. My hubby is the same way, when you find shoes you love buy multiples..Happy March, have a great day!

ThreeOldKeys said...

It looks like they're lined up for training. Boot camp?

krayolakris said...

You really 'hooked' a great deal on your boots!

Janey and Co. said...

Oh that's funny. Smart move. We all know if you had waited they would all be gone. Just don't go mucking around any Aggies in those!

Molly TheWally said...

Those are cool and LOL why stop at one pair? Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

In the spring, with all the rain, rubber boots or shoes are a must. Nice when they look good too!

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Primitive Stars said...

Oh you are a smart cookie, buying more of those fabulous rain/mud boots,love them. Blessings Francine.

Birdman said...

First GREAT boot design... but 5 pair? All the exact same boot? Sister, you ain't livin' THAT long. Unless of course, you walk on a lot of glass or pointy objects. Sheeeesh!

Birdman said...

*ps. Nice knees!

Irma said...

These are really beautiful boots.
Good thing you've bought several at once.

Ruth Hiebert said...

You are certainly going in style. I thought I was the only person who buys multiples when I find something I like. :)

joeh said...

Five pair seems a little obsessive, but they do look cool.

Mrs. C wants to know if they come in platforms with 5 inch heels.

nookworm said...

I, too, do the same thing! You were so lucky to find more and they are REALLY neat boots! Comfort rules as well. You are now booted up to go forever!

Country Wife said...

Its always nice when you can find a deal

ladyfi said...

Ha ha - brilliant! And what cool boots.

Marissa said...

Love them even more.. They are Longhorns!! my husband went to UT and we are HUGE fans!! Good eye!!

Gail said...

I never thought of a bulk buy but did buy two pair last time.

I love these!!!

bon bon said...

ha!! Nice! My purchases are based more on lack of storage space.

Larry Ostby said...

There ain't nothin' like a great deal.

ellen abbott said...

I need to get some myself as we need to muck out the big turtle pond this year. I'll probably just go down to the hardware store as they have a shelf full.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

That's brilliant, love those and well done for getting the bargain! My kinda girl!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I say the same thing, if they fit buy more! :))
Funny herd of longhorns :))
Do they eat much? ;)
Have a happy rubber boots day
【ツ】Knipsa

Sally said...

I love this! Good for you, T! :)

xoxo

Munir said...

Sooo stylish ! Oh my Gosh !

Mary Hone said...

Great idea. I always thought those things would last forever.

Terry and Linda said...

You made me smile! Love your boots!
Linda ♪♫❤
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

Country Gal said...

Hey I like them ! Yeah know I do the same thing if something fits well and I like it I buy a few of them something I have always done ! Good for you, easiest herd of longhorns to look after lol !

Sylvia K said...

What a great herd of longhorns indeed!! I love them!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Cool boots! And that is to funny, another person who does that. :-) I just pulled a new (purchased about 6 years ago) pr. of Wolverine Durashock hikers from the closet. With inflation, we're money ahead, and are sure we'll have them when the others are worn out!

don said...

A different post that gives a glimpse into your life. You did very well to get more boots at a good price. They will last you for some time to come.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, I have a friend who was a former cattle rancher so I do know a little about the importance of those rubber or neoprene and rubber mucker boots! Gets the nasty jobs done without ruining your nice shoes. Glad you got a real deal! Have a pleasant day today!

MarkD60 said...

Well, I guess you're set for life, boot-wise!

Karen S. said...

A most perfect plan, and so Texan! Truth be told I'm the same way when it comes to something I like. Don't wait get it now. or later you'll be sorry!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That is about the funniest thing I've seen you do on this blog yet, but in a good way mind you. Just scrolling down and seeing that line-up was a hoot. Good for you on a good deal. So now tell us, do wear them in town when you go to the Dollar Store and feed store?

Nancy J said...

Down here we wear "muck boots" as opposed to the good old Skellerup Red Band ones, They are lightweight, so warm, and as me feet are small, I use an extra foot liner, Maybe I should do the same and buy at least one more, if they are still making the same ones. Lovely line up, they could well compete against the Whistlers for regimental precision!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love them and so glad you were able to get more of them.....enjoy!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Oh what a beautiful rain boots.
Fantastic mud and rain ..
I would gladly have bought this.
I regret that in Texas is so far away.
Greetings from Polish.
Lucia

Bob Bushell said...

Go and get 'em Theresa.

Margaret Adamson said...

That is hilarious Now they do look like a boot you would wear on a ranch like yours. Many happy days of getting them muddy!

Jeevan said...

Nice boots parade and good that it fits u well.

Pom Pom said...

A herd indeed! It's nice to find a pair of shoes or boots that work so well. Smart, TJ!

DIMI said...

Cool boots Tex!!I really like them!!
Dimi...

Miss Val's Creations said...

The boots are fantastic! I love that you purchased all that stock. Very smart! You will be able to jump in many muddy puddles now.

Giga said...

If you are needed and are good for you, you had a good idea of buying 5 pairs. Regards.

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Tex, it is difficult for me to buy shoes that fit well. And most of the time, the shoes that I like, do not have my size.

Karen said...

Oh I love them! Something we have in common, if the "shoe" fits, buy many! I always buy a couple of whatever apparel I love!

Susan said...

You are so funny! But I have to admit I do that to, with blouses for work. If I like it, I buy other colors.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You are smart to do that! I have this one pair of pants that I ADORE and I wish I had five more pairs of them - they stopped making this version some years back.

Hell Hound said...

Those are great boots!

Breathtaking said...

They look comfy, and stylish too. A bargain buy!

RedPat said...

You gave me a big smile today, Tex!

Jo said...

Oh wow I love that you made that clever purchase! Lovely motif of longhorns and cute colors! I always buy three- five of any item which suits me, and get so many compliments when wearing them!Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your interesting life! Greetings, Jo

Mama Zen said...

Makes me crave a Bevo barbecue!

Stephen Hayes said...

I can only imagine all the activity required to go through a pair of those boots. Wise of you to buy more than one pair.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What fun boots!! I would have done the same thing, in fact, I have to admit that I have -- If you find something that works, you gotta do it!!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Is that what you call a boot camp?

Melissa said...

They do look well-worn! And having an unusual foot size myself, I totally understand the idea of stocking up when you find a good fit! :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

A good deal, is a good deal, and who doesn't love UT?

MarmePurl said...

A woman can never have too many shoes....or longhorn muck boots.

Paula said...

Love that herd of longhorns you got there. I have a tee shirt with the words "I'm a Longhorn Grandma".

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, nice boots, love them!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

well, it appears you got 73 comments about boots ... so i think it is a testimate to you that you need to be more about Theresa. we love ya!! Texas boots and all. i heard on twitter today that it is Texas Independence day too. what a great day to share your boots. i totally agree with you there. when you find a good shoe buy like a crazy person ... i can think back over my shoe life and there are very few where i just love them to death. but when i do i think why didn't i buy more of that pair of shoe. totally agree. great minds like that say!! great minds. ( :

Pantherka said...

This is great, you did well. As a person with shoes happy ..
Super purchase a mainly idea ...!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those are very stylish boots, especially with mud and slush and rainy days. And the snow!

Rose said...

I like the 'herd of longhorns' line! Love the frog on the side of the building behind the herd.

Same is true with jeans...if you find a pair you like and feels good, buy all that are available. But also, have to try each pair on. Though in all my years, I think the most I ever find are two pairs!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love those Longhorns all corralled in a row. And now we know you are just as much a genius on using e-bay as you are on blogging. Brilliant! And totally agree about comfortable shoes.

mick said...

I love the boots and the idea of buying multiple pairs! However, wouldn't you prefer to have bare feet and be able to slosh around in warm water and sand?*?!

Ms. A said...

You go, girl! I used to do that with clothes. Since I HATE to shop, if I found something that worked, I would buy several, especially if it was on sale.

Carletta said...

I totally agree! I do this with jeans and especially shirts - one in each color. :)
Cool Wellies!

Frank said...

Good choice and a smart purchase.

Ian H said...

51+ ? I would have though maybe 40! It goes to show that young thoughts and actions can keep you young. Nice boots, by the way. You are set for the next 10 years!

Elaine said...

Very wise to buy more while you can. It seems to me as soon as I find something I really like they discontinue making it and then I'm back searching again.

Mary Kirkland said...

I do the same thing. When I find something that fits, I buy several of them.

sharon said...

Hook em Horns! Love your rain boots. really classy!

Gosia k said...

nice rubber shoes

Magia da Inês said...

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São bonitas e muito úteis.
Beijinhos e tudo de bom nessa semana, amiga!
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Our photos said...

I could not agree more !

Brian King said...

haha! Holy crap! I guess you can take the girl out of the shopping mall, but you can't take the shopping out of the girl! That's too funny! :-)

Red said...

So do the other five pair fit? That's quite a deal.

Robin Lamb said...

T, a bulk buyer you are! Like someone else I know, why buy one when five will do!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice!

Too often I run out in my sneakers and have wet feet.
~

Kovács Miklós said...

Wow what a great ranch design! Anyway I fully agree with you. We have to buy more parts if something is good and confortable for us.

Debby Ray said...

I LOVE it! Great boots AND great legs...lol!

Lynn said...

Yep, shoes and pants! I just bought three pair of GoWalks from QVC because they felt good:@)

Linda Kay said...

Great boots and a Texas Longhorn, no less! Nice work.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Love the boots, I have 2 pair, One I love the other is so uncomfortable, great idea to buy extra.

Debbie said...

ohhhh t, you are too funny!!! i do the same thing with clothes. if it fits, i buy it in every color. then i worry peeps will notice on the blog ;)

i see the heart!!

ps, my rain boots were delivered today but i have yet to open the box. you may have guessed they are purple ;)

Lois said...

Good for you! I tend to do the same thing when I find anything that fits well and I like, something I learned from my grandmother.

Pauline Woodcock said...

Funny! But good thinking. And, by the way, I think they look great.

Cloudia said...

smart gal!





ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Julia said...

Love the boots and so darn smart to buy a supply for when you need them. I have problem fitting foot ware and I always by two pairs when I find a good pair that fit well.

Hugs,
JB

CatTales said...

Glad you could buy more. You know you will need them all eventually!

The Queen Jester said...

Well, you are ready for anything that gets in your path for a good long time. Congrats on an excellent find.

thepoodleanddogblog said...

Smart. I bought a gross of liquidation sneakers once long ago. It broke my heart when I wore out the last pair.

messymimi said...

Yes! If you find something on the market you like, get a lot of it, because as certain as east is east, eventually they won't make it any more!

LV said...

I wish I could wear any kind of boot. These as well as dress ones are all the thing. I cannot wear them as too many problems with my feet. I love these.

Catherine said...

Those are some fun looking boots!
xo Catherine

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Cool! I am glad you shared a bit about yourself. I don't like to talk about myself much, either. It is just hard. But I love getting to know others! Thanks!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Cool! I am glad you shared a bit about yourself. I don't like to talk about myself much, either. It is just hard. But I love getting to know others! Thanks!

Randy said...

Those look fun!

Stephanie said...

Wow, love your new boots!

Felicia said...

lol, wow you must be hard on muck boots.

CountryMum said...

Nice boots!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

That's the way to do it! I wish I'd done that on several things that I can't find any longer. You're a smart cookie.

Barb said...

A gal NEEDS cool footwear that is comfortable. I just bought my first pair of boots on-line. I love them but won't be buying 5 more pairs.

Jeanne said...

Well how smart your were to buy up more of these, and this is a great share!

KB Bear said...

I love 'em!!!!! You're just like me - if you find something you love to wear, buy lots them before they go away!!! You did well!

Rick Watson said...

Those are great looking rain boots.
My wife has a similar philosophy about shoes :)
Her closet is full of shoes.

R

Annette Mickelson said...

You can't beat a good pair of muck boots!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
You're quite a character! Yes, there are several items that I've loved over the years and only WISH I'd bought another pair or whatever when I got it. You at least made it happen and that's smart with that pond on your property and having to get out with the seed in the mornings. They always come in quite handy. Love them too!
Hugs,
Mariette

Montanagirl said...

You are toooo funny! LOVE the boots.

Pat Tillett said...

I don't blame you! They are pretty cool looking and it seems that you will use the heck out of them. I hope you have a lot of storage...

Linda R said...

You go girl.. Those are some pretty awesome boots..

Hugs~

Rita said...

I'm glad you like them, but I am sorry that they don't hold up longer than a few months. :( I thought you'd have boots to last you for decades. Apparently not.

Paul said...

I like your reasoning! I've always said if you find a good thing, stick with it.

Timi said...

WOW! These boots look great!

Stewart M said...

When in doubt buy shoes! In my case it would be buy books!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Dicky Bird said...

That is good advice - buy them while you can. You know I thrift shop, however, when I do buy retail and find a top I like... I tend to buy it in all the colors...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa .. wonderful boots - and what a great idea ... I've often thought about buying more pairs after the event sadly .. perhaps I can get my act into gear in the future.

Well done .. cheers Hilary

Farm Girl said...

I love my boots! I like yours too.
I go tromping around every day in mine.
I always by doubles or triples of shoes I like. I do wear them out.

Gail Dixon said...

Cool boots! They will definitely get a lot of use, so good purchase and nice haggling. :) I like when you share bits of yourself. Wish you'd do it more, but I understand!

Mari said...

Hahaha omg you did buy 5 of the same thing?! My husband does the same to be honest and I always criticize him but last time I was complaining that one of my favorite bags is getting worn out and I want to have the same but new one. Believe me he took the chance to throw me back all the criticisms I gave him before hehe. So now, I am convinced that it is good to buy few of something you really like. Yours was a wise decision. I like the boots by the way, they're pretty.

Fjällripan said...

Haha, I smiled really bíg when I saw the last photo :)) I know its hard to find good shoes/boots so thats the way to go! :))

Helma said...

Hahaha Hahaha ..... I had to laugh at the fact that you equal 5 pairs rain boots ahd bought. I do think they are very nice and modern:-)

bailey-road.com said...

Bring on the muck!

Gert said...

Very smart! In my 50+ (lol) have learnt the same thing. So glad you got your other ones on sale! How great!!

Linda said...

They look cool! I have some shoe styles that I buy on ebay because they are too expensive elsewhere.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; I smiled with your phrase "my herd of longhorns stand at the ready"☆☆☆ I can see these pairs must be your necessities for your loved ones♡♡♡
I'm really happy for you to find these GORGEOUS ones.
And LOVED to be able to see your yard a bit wider with the picture of second from the last(^_^)v

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Mary said...

Hook 'Em!!

Bethany Carson said...

Ha! Smart way to buy boots! When you find a good thing, make sure you get plenty! (Go Longhorns! ;) )

Annesphamily said...

I agree, comfort and fit are crucial! These boots are cute as could be! I found some dressy boots on sale and wish I had gone back for the other colors. I bought Vera Wang boots once and let me tell you, they ain't comfortable at all! I rarely buy a big name brand, I go for comfort and you got a great deal!

Margie said...

I love this post and when you share a little bit about yourself. It made me smile ear to ear. Smart women in Texas. Glad you stocked up. You'd never find another like em or as comfortable. Yee Haw!!!

amanda | wildly simple said...

This is SO GREAT!
I have a pair of bright blue mud boots that are my most comfortable and beloved. I wish I'd bought more of them at the time, too.. a clearance item, never to be seen again.
Your boots make me smile. :)

Leslie said...

Well, you are smart! There are some sandals I wish I had stocked up on but didn't think of it until it was too late.

Kathy said...

Now I know what not to get you for your birthday! (There really was no danger of that anyway since I don't know your birthday!)

pattisjarrett said...

Nice looking--and comfortable--good for you! Oh, and a good price--even better! It is frustrating to try to replace our favorite items. Most of my shoes are purchased online, the local stores rarely carry anything but medium width.

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