Friday, December 21, 2012

Something is Done: Formal/Informal Parties and Take Your Shoes Off!

Something is Done: Formal/Informal Parties and Take Your Shoes Off!

"I don’t throw parties where people come in dress shoes and stilettos. In fact, if you come over, I would like you to remove your shoes, so make sure you wear cute socks and get a pedicure. Unless you have a foot odor problem or fungus, of course. Then you’re allowed to keep them on.

BabyG WILL lick the hardwood floors, no matter how many times I tell her no. She’s 8 months old, so that might be part of the reason."

MindBodyGreen: Why Your Home Should Be a Shoe-free Zone

MindBodyGreen: Why Your Home Should Be a Shoe-free Zone


"Establishing a “no shoe” policy in your home is good for your health. In one easy step, you can reduce your risk of injury, infection, and exposure to harmful chemicals. Kick those shoes off at the door!"

Surviving In Sweden: Take Off Your Shoes!

Surviving In Sweden: Take Off Your Shoes!

"I don’t usually write about little things about Sweden mostly because I have been here for so long that I don’t notice them anymore. But one of the first things everyone always comments about upon visiting Swedes -- if you are from the US anyway-- is that everyone takes off their shoes when they come inside.

It is considered rather rude to enter someone’s house with your shoes on."

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Great Comment

We don't value our floors over friends, as some one will say.
We value our homes, our lifestyles, and we want to share that with others.

I found this on a comment thread on Apartment Therapy.

Probablyrachel: Please Take Off Your Shoes

Probablyrachel: Please Take Off Your Shoes

"There are two types of households (okay there are probably more but humor me please): Shoes-on and shoes-off.

The K-Couple has a shoes-off home. To some this is completely normal, to others it’s strange. I sometimes feel like a criminal for stopping people at the door when they visit and asking for them to remove their shoes. I feel that having a shoes-off home requires explanation sometimes for understanding. The fact that “it’s my house and I say so” doesn’t fly with many."