Friday, July 10, 2015

Five on Friday: Spa Time

Aaahhh...is there anything better than time at the spa and a little pampering? 




I picked firecracker red for the upcoming July 4th festivities at the time

I recently treated my sweet Mom and myself with a spa pedicure. I think it's my favorite thing on the planet - even better than a massage. There's something so relaxing about soaking your feet in that hot soothing water and then having someone clean up your toes and exfoliate everything it feels so good! They then massage your feet and calves and do a hot wax treatment that makes your feet SO soft! And all while sitting in a heated massage chair and sipping your beverage of choice. And top it off with painting up your toes so pretty for the summer. What's not to love? It's become our annual tradition and at least one small way to thank my Mom for all that she does for me and just to celebrate that she's such an awesome person and I love her so much!


So for my five things this week I thought I'd head back to my pinterest for some spa-like inspiration and share a few fun pins with you.

ONE

Sugar and coffee mud scrub, good for celulite, varicose veins, acne scars.

A coffee scrub. Something easy to make with ingredients you probably already have at home.



TWO

i've heard from a lot of people that this is the best lotion ever. finally found the recipe :) This IS a good recipe. I had a student give me some for Christmas and it ROCKS!

This recipe for some simple ingredients you can put together to make an amazing lotion!



THREE

DIY Foot Soak | TidyMom

A great DIY foot soak recipe.



FOUR

watermelon scented soap - so cute for summer shower gift basket

A recipe to make these adorable watermelon scented soaps. Wouldn't these be super cute to give someone in a summer themed gift? There are so many wonderful DIY soap making pins on pinterest!


FIVE

Roses frozen in ice blocks to keep the champagne cold (and looking pretty!) for a bridal shower or even on display for a reception

And this is something that just seems spa-like to me. It's an idea for freezing roses and other flowers in ice to then use to chill your drinks. How pretty would this be for a bridal or baby shower? Or especially for a spa party to keep bottles of water cold, or a drink dispenser filled with spa-like water with cucumber or lemons.


Hopefully just a few fun ideas to help inspire you to go and pamper yourself a little this weekend! These are all pins off of my "good ideas" board on pinterest and you can click on the link here.  Happy weekend!!


I'm linking with Amy from Love Made my Home for Five on Friday.





44 comments:

  1. You have shared some great ideas for an at home spa day! It looks so refreshing and lots of fun, too. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. Thanks and hope you're having a wonderful weekend as well! xo

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  2. What fun, fun ideas! I was just about to eat that soap! Lol And such a sweet thing to do for your mom. She's so cute! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Aw - thanks Judy!
      I agree that soap looks delish! Lol Hope you're having a lovely weekend! xo

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  3. No there is nothing better than a spa day! There are so many great ideas here, I love the soap and the flowered ice - just gorgeous! You are such a lovely daughter, I hope you have a great weekend xx

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa - that's really sweet. ;)
      HOpe you're having a wonderful weekend as well and pampering yourself recent birthday girl. xo

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  4. Love your spa time with your mother. I wish I still had mine to do this with but I did recently have a weekend with my two daughters and two daughters in law, maybe not a spa but definitely a bit of female bonding.

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    1. I think any kind of bonding time with those special loved ones is priceless, and we all need to do it more often! ;)

      Happy weekend. xoxo

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  5. Spa time is the best! I love that soap, it looks delicious :)
    Jillxo

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  6. What a wonderful day and wonderful way to treat your Mom!!! I am sure that you both really enjoy it a lot, and you deserve it too because I know that you do a lot for others as well! The watermelon soaps are fun aren't they! Very cute! Thank you so much as always for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend and can spend some time pampering yourself! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy! Times, like this, with my Mom are so special and we really need to do it more often. ;)
      Blessings to you and hope you've been getting some pampering this weekend!
      xo

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  7. LOVE!!!!!!
    Love everything about this!
    And I agree...pedicure over a massage any day!
    So glad you enjoyed it! : )

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    1. Thanks Billie! It's always a little bit of heaven. Hope you got lots of pampering for yourself on that recent wonderful looking trip!
      Happy weekend. xo

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  8. Aaah - a pedicure is so wonderful.
    Last year I surprised my hubby with one. There's a place near me that does it in a private room, so men will come in and enjoy it, without sitting in a room of women. He loved it and says we need to go again. :)

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    1. What a great idea Mari!! And how brilliant that your salon has a set up for that. Love it!!
      Happy weekend my Dear! xo

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  9. I hope one day I am blest with a daughter who grows up to be as thoughtful as you! What a special tradition for you and your mom to share. The last birthday my mom celebrated here on earth, my sister and I took her out to lunch and then we all got our nails done together . She absolutely LOVED it & was so appreciative. Now looking back I'm SO glad we did that together since at the time I had no idea I would never have the opportunity again!
    I absolutely love the idea of freezing roses... or any flower for that matter! How beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

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    1. Aw - thanks sweet Laura! And don't worry, if a daughter isn't in the cards one day those beautiful boys can spoil you too. You will forever be their princess I'm sure. ;) And of course, there's always daughter-in-law's. Lol

      I love the memory of your Mom...it just reminds me of how priceless those moments are with the ones we love, no matter what we're doing together.
      Blessings that you're having a wonderful weekend and all of your boys are spoiling you well. xoxo

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  10. What a sweetie you are for treating your Mom to a spa day! It sounds heavenly! Love all your fun 'recipes', too! I pinned a few! Love the flowers in the ice...so pretty! Hope you have a great weekend, Carrie! xo Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen! It's easy to spoil her...she's a GEM and I need to do things like that with her more often. I'm sure you completely understand with those beautiful and thoughtful daughter's of yours too. ;)

      Hope your weekend has been wonderful as well my Dear! xoxo

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  11. That spa day looks awesome. I have had a manicure at a spa but not a pedicure. Maybe I'll treat myself. I have just got a book out of the library and one of the articles feature how to make a foot soak. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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    1. You really should Joan! I think our feet take the biggest beating on a daily basis so to give them some pampering and love feels heavenly!! ;)
      Blessings to you!! xo

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  12. So wonderful! We love spa days too and need a lot more of them, lol ;-) Your mom looks very relaxed and happy :-) Pinterest has so many great ideas, hard to know where to start. Have a lovely weekend!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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    1. I'm so glad you take some time out to pamper yourself too lovely Lady! I bet those beautiful daughters of yours are good at spoiling you up too. ;)

      Pinterest is wonderful (& addictive!) Lol
      Happy weekend. xoxo

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  13. The watermelon soaps look a great idea :-)

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  14. Aren't you a lucky girl! Wonderful spa-related post. And I love the ice cubes with the roses frozen inside!

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    1. Thanks Marie! I agree those flower cubes are a great idea. Wouldn't they be so pretty for a shower of garden party? ;)

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  15. Sounds like you and your mom are living it up! Glad you had such a wonderful time together. Those soap popsicles almost look good enough to eat!

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    1. Thanks Bethany! And I agree that those soaps look delish!! What a neat summer gift for someone.
      Blessings to you. xoxo

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  16. Ahhhh a spaaaaa Day!! Sounds wonderful!! I love all the stuff you share from Pinterest…but I must say NO to Pinterest, but you keep piquing my interest. I have a hard enough time keeping up with my blog, and the bloggers I follow. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Carrie my Girl! And you're one smart cookie as that pinterest is highly addictive stuff!!! RUUUNNNN!!! Lol
      xo

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  17. Some great ideas, I love the thought of making my own soap, I may look into that.

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    1. Thanks - it's been making me interested in soap making too. I've looked into a few different ideas and really may attempt in the future for some fun homemade gift giving. ;)

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  18. What a fun idea and how special to share with your Mom! Great ideas! Blessings, Cecilia

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    1. Thanks Cecilia! Pampering time is the best. HOpe you're getting some pampering time this weekend. xoxo

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  19. What great ideas for a little pampering! How nice that you and your mom head to the spa together ... I just can't imagine doing this with my own daughter (I'd be hesitant, she would love it!). I love the last idea of freezing roses into icecubes, and I have the perfect miniature rose for just such an experiment ;)
    Wendy

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I think you should go for it! It's dreamy!! Just go get pampered in some way. ;)
      xoxo

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  20. I'm a spa slut, but for me it's massages all the way! Pedicures are nice too, but here's a weird fact about me....I can't stand having my second toe messed with! Just that one. Crazy, right?,

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    1. Bahaha!! You're such a nut and make me laugh like crazy! Now I wonder what that means about you? Just that toe - that is a new one to my ears. Lol I may need to consult with a reflexologist to see what the meaning is behind that toe.
      However, I'm glad that you still enjoy getting pampered in some way. It must be interesting explaining that to the pedicurist when you get one. Lol!
      Let your freak flag fly Sista! Love it! xo

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  21. What a lovely pampering session you and your mum had! I love all the spa ideas and those watermelon soaps really do look good enough to eat, don't they? xx

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    1. It was wonderful Alison and I'm already counting down the days until I can go again! Lol
      Agreed - those watermelon soaps looks delish! xo

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