I instagrammed my toes.


And I can hear you.

I can hear you asking….why?

Why?  Why?  Why the toes?

And maybe even raising your eyebrow in the process.


It’s simple.

(1)  Right now I  instagram anything that moves and

(2)  I wanted to submit this post to Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Ripley’s is famous for the world’s longest fingernails and a fish with two heads and a bearded lady and the Lizardman.

But I never saw a feature on the world’s longest toes….

                              …..probably because I had never submitted these.




I am short and stubby.  Nothing wrong with that.  Martha Washington was short and stubby and she turned out just fine.

Now…..I try to be a glamorous stubby person.

I wear lipstick and sunglasses and highlight my hair.

I try to wear toe-disguising flower flip-flops.

But no one who knows me would ever, ever, ever call me tall or extraordinarily long.

Until they took a gander at these toes.



So with a shaky economy and gas approaching $5.00/gallon…..I’m banking on my toes to be my ticket to fame and fortune.

So if any of you are heading to Orlando to the Ripley’s Odditorium.

Tell them I sent you.

Or you could e-mail me for an autographed picture 🙂

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  1. Image for Jo-Anne Jo-Anne

    I think you have nice looking toes me I have short stubby toes just like the rest of me short but my toe nails are not so nice althought to be honest I don't give them much thought or attention....................lol

  2. Image for Gwen Gwen

    No. I have tingers... I will beat you out for this one... when we meet, we will take off our shoes and put our feet together and I will show you... And you will believe. And I wonder...do you have Ireland blood in you? Do you hail from old Virgina? For somewhere, our blood mingles...

  3. Image for Gwen Gwen

    No. I have tingers... I will beat you out for this one... when we meet, we will take off our shoes and put our feet together and I will show you... And you will believe. And I wonder...do you have Ireland blood in you? Do you hail from old Virginia? For somewhere, our blood mingles...

  4. Image for Betsy(@coastal-colors) Betsy(@coastal-colors)

    I have tingers too! I'm with Gwen, I'll beat you! The three of us will have to compare our toes! I can pinch with my toes, so you better watch out! LOL!

  5. Image for Linda @ it all started with paint Linda @ it all started with paint

    Tingers schmingers ... I have talented toes. Like can open doors and pick things up off the floor toes ... I could probably even dial the phone with my uber talented toes ... And I'll even get another toe up on this one: My long and delicate toes -- toes that elicit jealousy among surgeons and pianists -- fit together like puzzle pieces. They may even be the elusive "missing link" ... :) Linda

  6. Image for Shannon Fox Shannon Fox

    You are so silly!! I went to your guest post today~Gorgeous, of course! Love your home =) Love Kristin too~She is such a sweetie ;)

  7. Image for shirley@housepitalitydesigns shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    OK...I hope I am not the only weirdo who has been to a Ripley's Believe It Or Not...Seriously, my only memory of it is the "shrunken head"...yes, a real shrunken head...I kept staring at it...like it was telling me it's awful fate...of this poor head running through the jungle and thinking of his impending doom... So, I am glad you do not have shrunken toes...I would not want to think of you running through that jungle! My second toe is longer too!..now my mother says that is a sign of being confident...or maybe she was just telling me that, so I would be... I went to my first photography class today...to learn how to take great pictures with my new fancy schmancy camera...and would you believe that when I got there the instructor was telling the class that he is starting a class on how to take great pictures with your iPhone...go figure..I get the fancy schmancy camera and all I need is my iPhone....with Instagram....so I can take pictures of toes....

  8. Image for Debbie Debbie

    LOL you sound like my daughter! She always has to see how the toe looks in shoes! It's not do these pants make my butt look big? but it's do these shoes make my toe look longer! Debbie

  9. Image for Lisa@budgetdesigngirl.blogspot.com Lisa@budgetdesigngirl.blogspot.com

    I think they look nice, but Gwen is cracking me up with the tingers comment!!! That will be in my head for-eva now! Haha!!! Ok, so I know I am dating myself here, but I can do the nanoo-nanoo thing (from mork and mindy) with my toes. It totally weirds my husband out! If we are having some sort of toe contest at Haven, I think there should be a talent competition too! ;-) Linda can open doors... Thanks for sending me down the instagram rabbit hole too, btw. Like I need a new crack! xo-Lisa

  10. Image for SheilaG SheilaG

    Hmmm, your toes look fine to me. I, on the other hand [foot?], have weird pinky toes- almost no toenail- it's just a little nub of toenail material. Sometimes I just have to paint a pretend toenail on there if I get too clip happy.

  11. Image for Karen H Karen H

    I have an extra long second toe. My grandma always told me growing up that this means I will be the head of my household. No comment there. I can also pick up things with my toes and pinch with them as well. Sheila G. - I have a little bitty pinky toe, too! My husband always jokes that he's just gonna pull it off because it serves no useful purpose. He tugs on it and makes a popping noise. It's charming, to be sure. The nail salon where I get pedicures is run by a Vietnamese family. Every time I go in, and they start speaking Vietnamese, I think they're saying "She's here again. The one with no pinky toenail." You take her." "No, you take her." We have a Ripley's here in San Antonio. I'll see what I can do about getting an exhibit for you, KariAnne.

  12. Image for Beverly Beverly

    Karianne, you know I have loved you for many years. And, I even think your toes are lovely. But ... I will put my cousin Teresa up against you in the long toes contest any day. Her toes are like fingers, and way freaky. I can even send a picture of her toes because I took a picture of them once. Even freakier I know. Another thing. I am quite good with short and stubby. I'm 5'2" - and I'm not even going to discuss my stubby. ♥♥♥

  13. Image for Anne Anne

    Your foot looks exactly like my foot! No, really!! except I'm not short and stubby, I'm 5'7" and thin. You can waggle that foot around me anytime you want. We could pretend we're twins and confuse everyone - except all we could show would be our feet. That might pose some difficulties, I'll have to think about that one. Hugs! Anne PS we wear the same colour nail polish too!!! lol we must be long lost relations!!

  14. Image for Bliss Bliss

    So I'm reading everyone's comments, and it sounds like there needs to be a club. I can't join, my toes look ok, nothing longer than the big mama, however I have a daughter who wants in. ~Bliss~

  15. Image for Michele Michele

    Funny that I looked at the picture before reading anything and figured it was a post about your new awesome flip flops.......or possibly about the new glaze polish that is all the rave. Thought to myself "Wow, that gal has some beautiful feet!" You see, I am very short and stubby, and lawdy lawdy so are my toes. I mean to look at them is to be reminded of Fred Flintstone feet even. YOU are hilarious. I laughed and laughed when I read your post - but still, really? You have really pretty feet. We who don't' would never EVER post about ours. You goofus. And as far as the Ripley's Museum in Florida - went there as a child and it is awesome, I won't ever forget it. YOUR feet do not belong there. Hugs.

  16. Image for Kathy@ Pearls in Paradise Kathy@ Pearls in Paradise

    You DO have long toes! But they are quite lovely and I am jealous because I am also short, but received short toes to match. Long toes are much better than short ones, so you are lucky! I hope that Ripley's gives you a call soon!

  17. Image for judi judi

    oh my goodness...this is too funny- my 2nd toe is also long. but like anne, i'm tall and slender. i think my toe genes came from my mom's side of the family and she's from the midwest and of german decent. perhaps there's a common denominator here!? we could be cousin's or something as my mom is only 5'4' tall but had brothers over 6 ft. maybe the long toe is like blue eyes, a recessive gene? but i digress. and you're way ahead of me on the intstagram stuff...i just opened a twitter account and don't have a facebook! i know, i'm behind the times! have a great sunday!

  18. Image for Peggy Peggy

    OH Karianne, You are killing me! I think your toes look perfectly lovely (I love your flip flops!!) and I can hardly believe the short and stubby part. Okay maybe the short part but definitely NOT stubby. And if you want to talk toes my family thinks I have some of the freakiest toes... I mean seriously! My middle toe is freakishly short and get this.... it is missing a joint .. so that I can use my finger and bend it backwards & frontwards. Trust me when the boys were little every now and again they would ask me to "do that thing with your toes!!" Yeah it was pretty much a freak side show! ha ha! Did I mention my feet are also small and WIDE too? but I can pick things up with my toes. Have a wonderful day!

  19. Image for Michelle Michelle

    Lol, your post totally cracked me up! My husband and I both have long toes and when our daughter was born she had the longest toes I've ever seen on a baby...very long toes on tiny little feet, lol! :)

  20. Image for Vee Vee

    You are so funny! And I think you know that your toes are really cute toes. Love the polish and the flops. Thank you for the information about Instagram. I've been wondering...

  21. Image for Emily Emily

    All the ladies in my family have really long toes too...maybe we share a distant relative or something LOL. I live in Orlando, so I'd be happy to stop by Ripley's with the photo! :)

  22. Image for Teresa Teresa

    You are killing me! I'm from TN, and my family has been here so long that we just have to say that we are American. My mom told me growing up that a long second toe is a sign of royalty. Works for me!

  23. Image for Barbara F. Barbara F.

    Put me down as another reader who thought the post was about adorable flip flops! Guess it never would have occured to me it might be about the length of your toes - I'm still laughing!! You know how to keep us on our... whoops, not even gonna go there ;)

  24. Image for Kelley Kelley

    This was so funny! I'm afraid that I have longer toes than you. I'm pretty sure, anyway. I am tall and my toes are long! I don't think I could Instagram them, though. You have pretty long toes, but mine...not so much. This cracked me up! (Thanks for linking this up over at #findingthefunny last week!)

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