Being a mom is a lot of work and also a lot of fun! One of my favorite things to do is spend one-on-one time with each of my kids separately. I feel that I can get to know them each on a deeper level when I have this focused time with them. I have also noticed that my kids greatly appreciate this mommy and me time! Here are some ideas for five simple and inexpensive mommy dates with the little girl in your life! I'm also excited to feature some gorgeous fall shoes from Livie & Luca!
I've recently taken my oldest daughter (5) on some delightful mommy and me dates! She loves dressing up and on our dates she was so excited to wear her beautiful new Livie & Luca shoes! Livie & Luca sent us two styles: sparkly pink Jamie high-top sneakers, and brown leather Whitney riding boots. Livie & Luca kid's shoes are extremely adorable, well made, and designed with comfort in mind. They make shoes for babies, toddlers, and kids in a diverse assortment of styles. Once you are all dressed up, it's time to hit the town with your little girl leading the way.
Take your daughter out for donuts and let her choose a special donut with sprinkles or whatever she likes! We have a local donut shop in our town that makes donuts decorated for the current season or holiday and it's very fun to go in to see what's new! On our recent date, my sweet girl chose a Christmas themed donut decorated with green frosting. We enjoyed a sweet time together, just the two of us.
One you get a treat, take a trip to a fashion jewelry store in the mall, Wal-Mart, or even Goodwill to let your little girl choose a special piece of jewelry. I typically stick with a $5 to $10 budget. Even on a small budget, treating your little girl with a fun new accessory is totally doable and will make her feel like a princess!
Instead of just grabbing your coffee to go, stop inside and enjoy a few slow moments of conversation with your sweet girl. Most coffee shops have cake pops or hot cocoa with sprinkles!
Craft time with kids can be a LOT of fun! Stop by Joann's or Michaels and browse the craft aisles to find a craft project that you can do with your daughter. This week my daughter and I chose some sparkly pink yarn and I made a simple infinity scarf for her. It literally only took an hour or two to make and the effort made my daughter feel SO loved. (She even sleeps with her cozy scarf!) We also turned the Livie & Luca shoe box into a fun preschool-friendly craft by decorating the outside with colorful strips of paper. My daughter can keep her treasures inside this fun re-purposed shoe box. I love the yarn handles!
These Livie & Luca high top shoes in Rose Sparkle will easily become a favorite. The Velcro closures allow my daughter to easily put them on by herself, and true to Livie & Luca, these stylish shoes couldn't be more adorable! The contrasting yet soft hues are delicately detailed with tiny silver dots and a slight shimmer to the lighter pink color. The bottom soles of the shoes resemble a honeycomb pattern. Livie & Luca shoes are gorgeous, down to the tiniest detail.
Treat your little girl to a spa day by scheduling time to paint her nails or do a facial mask together! We love all-natural Piggy Paint for my daughter's nails and there are many recipes for natural DIY face masks that you can make with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Need some ideas? See our natural beauty tips featuring a DIY moisturizing sugar scrub.
Of course, on your mother daughter dates you have to dress up! Livie & Luca's compay moto is "Joyful Little Soles"! I love the company's upbeat personality displayed in what they call their "Birdsong". Shop their playful, whimsical shoe styles at livieandluca.com. Which Livie & Luca shoes are your favorite?! (I know... how could you choose, there are so many!) These darling shoes make a wonderful gift idea for the holidays or a child's birthday. The beautiful shoe styles inspire little girls to feel so fancy! Livie & Luca introduces new kids footwear styles each season; chic shoe styles for girls, dapper boots and shoes for boys, and soft shoes for babies just learning how to walk. You are sure to find several (probably many) favorite kids' shoe styles from Livie & Luca.
Another favorite thing about Livie & Luca; they recently partnered with Matilda Jane Clothing to do some fun promotions. It's no surprise though, these darling kids' shoes go perfectly with Matilda Jane's whimsical outfits and twirly dresses!
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