Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Barefoot Holidays

For my little tribe, summer holidays are all about shoes off. Nothing says 'laid back relaxing mode' like bare feet on the grass, on the sand, in the house, absolutely everywhere really.

We thought it might be nice to make ourselves a little pair of 'barefoot' sandals to jazz ourselves up every now and know like when your heading out to your friends for a play!

All you'll need to make your own pair is some beads and some string! (Just make sure the bead whole is large enough to fit two pieces of string at the same time)

Here's how......
Choose your beads and lay them out in the pattern you would like them seen in. This should measure the same as your toe to ankle length.
Cut a length of string about 80cm long, fold it in half and tie off a small loop at the bottom (this should be small enough to place over your second toe)

Next you simply thread your beads onto both string ends and tie another knot to make sure they don't fall off.

And that's it!
They can be as easy or as tricky as you like. By googling 'barefoot sandals' you'll see what I mean!

Anyway, we're off to get some sun on our toes.....happy holidays x

Saturday, January 4, 2014

2014 Family Word

Keeping with tradition, our family has picked a word that we want to carry us through the following year. Last year because of our exciting move across the ditch, our word was 'adventure' and whilst we will still be keeping that word alive in 2014, we wanted a different word that when we think about it, will help carry us through. 

Our word this year is TRY. 
Try and do our best at everything we do. Try and think of others before ourselves. Try and be more aware of our surroundings and the impact we have in them. Try to listen better and be more patient.  Try and hug more, laugh more and love more. Try, try, get the gist!

So as we begin another fun year here in Auckland, we wish you all a fabulous 2014 just as I know we will. 
Do you have a word this year? 

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