Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Shiny Shoes

Choosing shoes for your toddler to wear for a special occasion, for pictures, or to wear with a fun outfit can be an exciting adventure. When selecting gold Mary Janes toddler dress shoes, you need to consider the event as well as the activity level of your child. You can find gold shoes that have a lot of sparkle on them or those that have more of a matte appearance. The shoes that you get should be easy to keep clean if your child is active or if your child will be outside while wearing the shoes.

Polka dots on gold shoes that are a lighter shade than the background are a fun option. When you think of gold, you think of glitter. Mary Janes that have a lot of glitter on them will sparkle, making them a fun pair of shoes to wear for Christmas and other holidays. A bow on the toe of the shoe adds a beautiful detail. Some of the Mary Janes that you can get have animal ears and details on the toes. These are an option for children who like to play with their shoes or for children who might need a distraction while they are getting a picture made or if they are wearing the shoes to a special event that involves a lot of adults and waiting around.

You can get Mary Janes in all sizes for toddlers, which means that you can find baby shoes for even the smallest child to wear. These are often softer than other styles of Mary Janes and bend easily with the feet. They are also easier to get on and off. There are gold designs for all seasons, such as lighter shades for the summer months that can be worn with bathing suits and sundresses and darker shades for the winter that match holiday dresses.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

How to Stay Mindful and Have a Great Christmas

Christmas is a period that’s full of excitement and fun when surrounded by little children, but things can get stressful, especially in the run up to the big day. With the hours of shopping combined with busy streets and the stress of forgetting something crucial, it can all be a little bit of a headache. There are lots of contributing factors that can make Christmas much more stressful than it needs to be, but with these useful tips you’ll be able to stay mindful and keep calm this festive period!

Focus on Others
One of most important things to remember at Christmas time is that you’re not in this alone. Whilst you may be the most organised in the household, or you may have a vision of what and how you want things to happen, you’re not a superhero and it’s okay to ask for a little help from those around you. Focus on getting your partner, children or other family members to help you out, even if it’s something as simple as counting the stamps to make sure you have enough for your Christmas cards! By getting your family involved with the preparation process, you can create memories together whilst actually getting things done, which won’t just free up your time, but will also ease your mind.

Start as You Mean to Go On
Whether you’re hosting Christmas at your house, or you’re planning on going to a family member until the early hours of the morning, the one thing you’re going to want is a neat and tidy home. Preparing your home for Christmas day is a challenge, making sure you have plenty of seating for the guests and putting any fragile items out of reach of little children, but if you start by ensuring your home is clean and ready, you’ll find it much easier to handle on the day itself. Similarly, if you’re going to a relative’s house for Christmas, you want to know that you have a cosy and welcoming home to come back to, without having to worry about any tidying or cleaning after a lovely relaxing Christmas. For those in need of some extra seating for the dining room, you’ll find that places like Furniture Plus Online have some great savings on their dining chairs, or similarly, you can find some great cleaning products on Amazon to help you prepare your home properly.

Monitor Social Media
We’re all guilty of obsessing over Instagram posts and Face book check-ins over the Christmas period. Seeing what all of our ‘friends’ are getting up too and comparing their experiences to our own, but there’s no need to be doing that over the festive period. Christmas is a time to enjoy family and traditions, no matter what they may be. Everyone celebrates in different ways and if you’re stuck to your iPhone watching other people’s stories, you’ll be missing out on opportunities to make great memories of your own. Try to monitor how much time you’re spending on social media across the Christmas period, it wont just help you focus on the big day, but it will also be a good break too!

Treat Yourself
Getting caught up in the whirlwind of Christmas can often leave you feeling deflated and tired, especially when you’re trying to balance everything on your own. It’s important to remember at Christmas time that you deserve a treat. Now is the time to treat yourself, after hours of constant work to ensure everyone around you has a fabulous time! Take a seat and put your feet up with your favourite glass of wine at least once over the festive period. It’ll make you feel a million times better!