Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Why not treat the lovely woman in your life with luxury and comfort? You can create an at home spa experience with any of our plush and irresistible robes, complete with an intoxicating scented candle to help her relax.

 Or maybe a stylish and warm Long Relaxed Cardigan or Calypso Wrap for her to wear at home or on the go is what you had in mind. Celebrate the woman who has loved you through it all and supported you since day one, and who continues to show the same care and affection to your children. Any piece from our deluxe collection creates the perfect gift she will be sure to adore. Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible Moms out there, we love you!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Treding: The "Lob"

Trend Alert! A “Lob”, or a long bob, is the hottest hairstyle this Spring! First, we saw pixie cuts on all the celebs, but now famous faces are into a longer cut. Even some well known mom’s are sporting the shorter ‘do.

This hairstyle is flattering on all face shapes, and can be easily styled or a sleek and chic night out look, or for a casual and laid back day. We must admit, we’re loving this new look. Will you be taking the scissors to your hair now?

Friday, April 25, 2014

You Are Beautiful

It’s cool to see companies like Dove that are taking leadership and putting thought and effort into messages that help women realize they are beautiful the way they are. Dove’s new “Selfie” campaign builds on their decade of work expanding the definition of beauty. Dove’s research showed that 63 percent of women believe social media is influencing today’s definition of beauty more than print media, film and music. So the company filmed a short documentary featuring mothers and daughters taking honest, unfiltered selfies. The women and girls started to embrace their own attributes and redefine “beauty” with a little encouragement by the producers to embrace the features that make them unique.
The outcome is a powerful campaign that encourages the public to post unfiltered, unedited selfies with the hashtag BeautyIs so that other girls and women can see their peers—females who look like them—owning their beauty. It’s interesting to see the mother/daughter component, since moms’ self-talk influences their daughters. 

More companies need to put out positive messages to the public like Dove, and embrace everyone’s unique and inner beauty. Powerful role models like them can help change how women value and portray themselves.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Springing Into The Warmer Weather!

We are slowly transitioning from the colder weather to beautiful, sunny, and warm weather of spring and summer! Make your outfit transition easier on you and your family with light weight and comfy items from Barefoot Dreams!

We have everything from irresistable wraps, ponchos, and hoodies to super soft blankets. Pair our Calypso Wrap with a tank top and jeans, then head out the door in comfort all while looking stylish. More of a hoodie person? Try layering a simple long sleeve tee with our CozyChic Sleeveless hoodie to keep you warm when you are out and about.

Now grab your favorite Barefoot Dreams item and go outside to enjoy the beautiful warm weather!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Global Warming?

It’s no secret that the climate has been experiencing some extremes lately. From heat waves to polar vortexes, many people are left wondering “What’s going on?”

A new climate report describes the relationship between manmade greenhouse gases and global warming as being "analogous to the science linking smoking to lung and cardiovascular diseases."

Although many are concerned with global warming, not everyone is keen on the idea. Do you think global warming is something to be concerned about?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

It’s beginning to be baby shower season! One of the most exciting and fun times is revealing the gender of your sweet little baby. It’s always a joy to bring your loved ones together for a special moment in your life, and play a little guessing game. How did you reveal the gender of your baby? What kind of activities did you have planned for your guests?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time To Learn The ABC's...

Our newest CozyChic blanket is not only irresistibly plush, but it also can help your little one practice their ABC’s! These ever so soft knit blankets are available in three colors Ocean/Cream, Stone/Cream, and Dusty Rose/Cream. What other ways do you practice the ABC’s with your little one?

Monday, March 17, 2014

This year marks our 20th anniversary, and as a special thank you we have a limited edition Cable Knit Blanket and Throw. Available in late February, this limited collection is cozy and chic, the perfect thing to cuddle up in with your loved ones. Thank you for all of your support and love over the years!

Monday, March 3, 2014

There's nothing cuter than a "Mommy and Me" outfit. You and your little one can be two peas in a pod with matching cardigans and hoodies! The perfect way to stay warm on these chilly days!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Celeb Moms We Love

There are so many celeb moms out there that are such an inspiration to us, not only for the amazing mommies they are to their children, but also to the community and world around us. One celeb mom we love is Angelina Jolie. She has been spotted taking her kids to fun filled activities such as visiting a zoo, an amusement park, and even ice skating together. We admire how she takes time out of her busy schedule to be with her children and do everything she can to spend quality time together. 

Not only is she a great mother, but she is caring of others and helps the community and world around her. In 2007 Angelina joined forces with economist Dr. Gene Sperling and founded the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, which funds education for children affected by man-made or natural disasters. And in 2008, she worked with Microsoft to set up the Kids in Need of Defense, a group of law firms and volunteers who have commited to giving legal counsel for immigrant kids in the US. These are just a couple of things she has done to improve children’s lives.

We applaud your dedication to your family and the well being of others. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Toddler Phase

 The toddler years can be one of the hardest years yet. From tantrums, to potty training and not listening every parent faces hardships during this phase. Simple tricks and tips can help make a huge difference when it comes to tackling these tough situations. Looking for a clever way to get your kid to ditch the pacifier? Set a date and tell your kid that day is Big Kid day, to celebrate him becoming a Big Kid and not needing his pacifier anymore. Giving him something to look forward to can ease the loss of his paci (and make sure to plan a special treat or activity, too). Check out some other ways to help these years a little smoother. What are your tips for getting through the toddler phase?