How to be a gracious party host

July 26, 2013

Whether it is a formalized dinner with family or a casual supper with with an old friend, we all love to come together every once in a while to catch up with friends and family. A gracious host is one who invests time for building relationships with family and friends during these get togethers. A great host is one who is generous and ready to serve guests. For you to host a great party that is worthwhile, it is important to do some organization, legwork and proper planning. Grab your favorite Flirty Apron and let’s review some easy ways to ensure a great party results. Here are some brief tips on how to be a gracious host and host a great party!

It is important for your guests to feel comfortable. As the party or event approaches, reach out to your guests. Making personal calls to guests makes them feel welcome, as you express your excitedeness for their arrival. Make confirmations on the time they will be arriving and details of the occasion. Inform them of any specifics that you may have in store for the evening

Involve everyone in your party, but allow them a bit of independence. Provide enough entertainment to encourage mingling and interactions, but giving your visitors enough space to breathe is crucial. Also, make it easier for your guests to assist themselves by showing them around the place. Let everyone know where the refreshments are, leave out some pitchers of water, show everyone where the restroom is, etc.

Accommodating your guests is what will determine if they enjoy themselves. Don’t forget though, it is essential to spare some time for yourself. While the goal of a gracious party host is to ensure comfortable guests, you have to make sure you’re comfortable too. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Afterall, friends and family love you as-is. A happy host is a happy party.

Skinny Jeans

June 9, 2013

As we head in a new fashion season, skinny jeans are proving to maintain their trendiness.  Not only are they still popular but, the fashion world is finding more ways to extend the life of their 15 minutes of fashion fame.  More and more stores are starting to carry a variety of skinny jeans. People everywhere love them cause they’re inexpensive and stylish.  They proved trendy last year but, this year they’re becoming a must-have for the summer fashion season.

Don’t let the “skinny jeans” name mislead you.  Do you have to be tiny to wear skinny jeans? No! Totally not, and the term is somewhat unfortunate.  The term “skinny” in skinny jeans is more likely associated with their cut, not their size.  More traditional jeans are usually wide cut or boot cut.  Skinny jeans are tight all through the leg, including narrow at the ankle.  The cut/leg opening is “skinny.”  Hence, the name.

Beautiful women of the world should celebrate their figure, no matter what it is.  Skinny jeans can help you accentuate your figure, whatever it may be.  If you don’t like them for fashion, maybe try them around the house for their ease of wear.  A pair of skinny jeans and a woman’s apron from Flirty Aprons makes for a cute day around the house.  Should you find yourself rockin’ skinny jeans for the world to see, it is often cute to use a low heel or pair of flats.  Whatever your fashion sense may be, comment below and let us know what fashion you think will be trending this summer.

Quick Hairstyles, Lasting Beauty

June 2, 2013

We all strive to keep our hair looking healthy and stylish. There are so many ever-changing hairstyles that sometimes it is hard to keep up with the trends. Especially for those of us that are busy moms and short-on-time business women. Here are some fairly casual, cute quick and easy hairstyles!

Tied in Knots

When you want to appear elegant, top knots are often brilliant. Formal or casual, this look works well for all. Top knots are easy and also quick to do, with a striking overall effect. Clip in hair extensions can give you extra length if you need a little extra fullness to accomplish this look.

Braiding Away

Braids are timeless and feminine. Take a classic braid and start on the side for a little extra style without taking up a lot of time. If you need a real quick fix, you can never go wrong with braiding your hair into a traditional ponytail.

Half and Half Style

Half up and half down hairstyles look fantastic. A soft touch can be achieved by placing a few strands around your face. Half and half styles are perfect for any occasion, formal or casual.

What’s your favorite quick hairdo secret?

Perfect gift ideas

June 1, 2013

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the baker and sweet maker in your life, a Flirty Apron is a fun option, and affordable too!  There’s no need to break the bank when wanting to get your special someone a little something to show your appreciation.

In addition to Flirty Aprons being fashionable, they are super functional.  Make house or yard work that much more fun with the family by choosing from our variety of aprons for women, children, and the man of the house.  With our double layer, heavy-duty material, our aprons are made to last.  And our waist ties are designed to fit today’s woman, whatever your figure may be.  Once you’ve given your Flirty Apron a good round of usage, it’s simple to throw in the wash and be ready to wear again in no time.

We offer dozens of styles, prints and patterns for our women’s and kid’s aprons, and select funny styles for men.  Once you enjoy our universal fit design and experience our comfortable, universal fit designs, you’ll fall in love.  Our family aprons’ durability will help resist spills, splashes and kitchen messes.  And, should you have a little too much fun mess-making, Flirty Aprons are easily washable.  So, what are you waiting for?  Gather the family and get to some old-fashioned fun at home with crafts, cooking, our outside work in your durable Flirty Apron.

Fun summer hair style ideas

May 24, 2013

Summer is almost full-steam for most of us.  It’s the time of year when we box up the sweaters and break out the more “Flirty” looks  We’ll be talking a lot about summer fashion but, what about fun summer hairstyles for women?  What looks in style for this year?  Here are some fun, classic Summer hairstyle ideas.

  • Messy Pony – If you’ve got shoulder-length hair or longer, try the messy pony this summer.  Start by pulling hair into a high braid. Next, jiggle out some of the hair to make a soft, outline around your face.  Enhance the look with a bit of hairspray if you want to add a bit of style.  Just that simple approach is all it takes and you’re ready for a casual day with a quick and easy look.
  • Work/Workout Braids – When you’re a busy woman or hit the gym regularly, you can find your hair in your face a little too frequently.  Buns can get a little tiresome.  How about a low-key effort with big style, a braid with a hair wrap.    This nice spin on a classic look is done by pulling your hair back with a rubber band.  Take a piece of the hair from the bottom and pull it from the elastic.  Twist your hair to wrap it around the base of your ponytail so that it covers your elastic.  Then, pin it with a bobby pin.  Shazaam.  Easy but, unique style.
  • Braided Pigtails – Pigtails are a look that’s been around for a while but, always has an appeal.  This easy style is great when accompanies by other accessories like a nice hat or statement earrings.  Simply part your hair down the middle and separate the left from the right.  Braid each side separately.  After that, just use a tie, bow, or other holding accessory and you’re as cute as can be.
  • Side Bun – Ok, ok.  Even though we said buns can get tiresome, it doesn’t mean that they still don’t look awesome sometimes.  Plus, they’re easy!  Aside from the cuteness of a bun, there’s some functional benefits too.  Buns usually don’t pull on the scalp excessively or leave marks from bobby pins or hair ties.  To pull off a nice bun, pull your hair until it’s tight and wrap it around itself as you stack the rolls as it wraps.  You can wrap your hair in a different direction on some days over others to mix it up a bit.  Once you have your rolled hair positioned where you’d like it, pin it with a bobby pin a few times over.

There you have it.  No need for expensive hair styles.  Summer calls for relaxed and casual looks.  Enjoy the warm weather, and we look forward to seeing pics of your cute hair this summer in your favorite Flirty Apron.

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