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Every family loves each other unconditionally. This may seem like an obvious conclusion, but most people still like to be told that they are loved by their family members even if they already know it. This recognition strengthens their bond and makes their relationship even stronger.
Spring is the perfect time to start fresh and encourage new grow in every aspect of life, including family relationships. Anyone can use these ideas to express their love and do something special for the people they care about most. Here are seven ways to show the family your love this spring.
Replicate a favorite movie scene
The movies are a great inspiration for anyone to create a scene that is not only dramatic and entertaining, but also full of passion and creativity. Anyone can use offers from Direct TV to practice a scene from their family’s favorite movie and create a little play that the whole family will love. One parent can even get the kids involved to do this act for another parent as a surprise.
Pack some special lunches
Making a lunch to take to school or work usually seems like a boring task that people have to bear every single day. Anyone who wants to show a little extra love can surprise their family with special lunches that include some unique touches to brighten their day.
Praise their efforts and hard work
Everyone is always working hard every single day to improve their lives and the lives of their family. Many people feel that their work for their family or the accomplishments they achieve every day go unnoticed because they never get any recognition. Anyone can prove their work is worthwhile by simply getting congratulations every day.
Make a favorite meal or dessert
If lunches are not an option, another fun idea is making a special nightly meal or dessert. Including this in the regular routine is a simple way to show you care.
Create a new family ritual
Too many families are running around with their daily tasks that they forget to make time for family togetherness. Anyone can plan a new weekly ritual that the family can follow every week to get more quality time together. Weekly board games are a popular and fun tradition to start.
Support their passions
Everyone, especially children, will have new ideas that they are passionate about. Most parents may not completely understand or agree with these ideas, but they should positively support them all the same to show their love for their kids.
Spend more time with them
The simplest and best way to show the family that you care is to simply spend more time with them. This can be easily done through the weekly ritual, or just by being more present when at home with the family. Everyone can try putting away their phones when at the table for dinner, for example, to be more present in the conversation about everyone’s daily happenings.
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This year, more than ever, anyone who has had it with the wintery weather has been thinking of shedding a few layers and breaking out the clothes for warmer weather. As winter turns into spring, it will be time to replace our heavier jackets with something lighter and water resistant.
For 2014, there are a few trends that have carried through in fashion when it comes to men’s spring jackets and rainwear. First, color is still dominant when it comes to clothing trends. For example, this shorter pointed collar jacket in “bubble gum” pink, the pullover ¾ zip-front jacket in tangerine, and this longer spring coat that is color-blocked in shades of blue. If you are not into the brighter range of colors, then there are also darker shades of plum and burgundy that will give your look a punch of color, but with riche tones instead. Comfort and color are available with a number of outdoor jackets from Brookes, including Workwear Jackets, 3 in 1 Jackets, and Waterproof Jackets.
Two of the biggest trends this season for both men and women are the mixing of patterns and adding color to your wardrobe. With woman, it may be a little easier to adopt these trends because women tend to wear more patterned clothing than men and they also have the ability to add a pop of color with a hair accessory, a new handbag, or a bright pair of shoes.
However, mixing patterns and unexpected colors into a man’s wardrobe can feel a little unnatural. It can be accomplished by following a few simple rules. In order for the different patterns to not compete too much, it is best to stick to a color palate that has three different colors or less. One example is this runway outfit by Viktor Rolf for Spring 2013. The total look is achieved with the colors of blues, greys, and black. If you look closely at the button-down shirt, it has a subtle, tonal design that runs in a striping pattern across the collar and down the body of the shirt. The cuffed shorts and sport coat are done in a sharp geometric pattern of greys that also pick up on the blue tones. The whole outfit is grounded nicely with a dark charcoal colored overcoat. This look may not be everyone’s style, but you can follow the same principles with less bold patterns. A brand that’s doing some similar matchings but in a less “avante-garde” style is jack jones uk.
(From Old Navy)
So it’s spring and I’m sure all you pipsqueaks want to go frolic outside in green pastures under crisp the sunlight. And of course, you want your clothing to reflect your bright-eyed youthfulness and exuberance. The wonderful color yellow can help you do just that.
But not just any yellow. Take Jonquil for instance. There’s something…a little ugly about this shade. At first it’s hard to put one’s finger on it, but do take a look at the above picture, specifically where the shadow of the sleeve falls on the shirt. Look at how dirty the yellow comes across with a hint of shade. If you were to get anything on this shirt, e.g. a coffee stain oh lord, this yellow is going just make matters so much worse. Sooooo much worse.
In addition, it’s hard for me to think of any jean color to match with this shade. I encourage you, John Q Fashion, to let me know if you think you’ve come up with something to successfully pair it with. Until then, yuck.
Feasible: Oasis Yellow
(Brought to you by Ralph Lauren)
This yellow feels a little more “royal” to me – it’s bright, it’s deep, and shadow falls much more kindly on it. If it were to get dirty when you roll down the hill in a tire or a barrel or go-cart or whatever-the-fuck, it wouldn’t look good dirty (I mean, we’re talking about yellow here people) but it wouldn’t make anyone queesey. And it would go swimmingly with a bright pair of blue jeans.
Feasible: Oasis Yellow