This is the season of awards. Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, etc. It is the congratulations period of the movie industry and it means that the “Best” actors, writers, producers, sound, etc. are hopeful that they will get some hardware to prove that they among the best in their field. Awards season usually begins with…[Read More]
Labor Day was started as “a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” This is from the US Department of Labor. It was Oregon…[Read More]
August is the month in which we celebrate a few interesting “holidays” that seem unrelated but could be combined into a wonderful 31 day celebration. Real Estate can be stressful and at Barefoot we try hard to take some of the anxiety out of it. One of those ways is recognize the positive and powerful…[Read More]
02/14/2012 No Comments
Flowers. Chocolate. Jewelry. An aloe plant. A poem. Dinner. They have all been the prize to a sweetheart at one point or another. If you’re lucky enough to have someone to give or receive with, than hopefully you haven’t taken that person for granted since the last gift. Unless you’re one of the few people that actually put a big red ribbon on a Lexus to the tune of that annoying jingle, than you have given real gifts. We here at a Barefoot have discussed the pros and cons of the Hallmark gift-giving season and we came up with a few things. First of all, you should rent a summer house in Point Pleasant Beach and spend a little romantic time together. That would be nice, but if not, then this: Spent time is the best gift. Be present with each other. Carve out chunks of time when it’s just the two of you. And do things outside of your home/apartment/recreational vehicle. Explore something together. The third “to do” on our list is pretty important to us here at Barefoot. Listen and Laugh. Hear what you are saying to each other and feel comfortable enough to laugh when it’s funny. If you’re not laughing together…then you might want to spend Valentine’s Day beginning your search for next Valentine’s Day’s partner.