Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The home remedy

If you're anything like me, you're generally overbooked and overloaded.  Yet, you still want to pamper yourself right?  Since becoming a stay-at-home-mom a couple of years ago I've found that my "me time" has slowly dwindled away.  I could probably count on 1 hand the number of pedicures I've had in the last 2 years.  Pretty sad considering I went almost monthly when I was working at the office!  How does that happen?  You think that by staying home you'll free up more time to do these types of  things and almost the opposite happens.  Since it is very rare that I don't have 1 or more of my kids with me I've gotten crafty with my pampering sessions.  I've been trying to do things at home with a home remedy versus taking the time and spending the money to go out and have everything done.  This can be tricky though.  I am a firm believer in the old saying "you get what you pay for."  Having said that, I do think there are some really good "tricks" out there that are worth trying.

Take a look around Pinterest and you'll find anything from face masks to hair conditioners to foot scrubs.  I want to try them all, but I'm a bit nervous.  I tend to find something I like and I stick with it, even if I'm told by everyone I see that something else is better.  Call it stubborn maybe :)  So along the lines of the new years resolution post I did I'm going to start cutting down my costs of pampering products.  The first one I want to try out is a foot scrub.  Sounds easy enough, that is until you google it.  There are hundreds of different recipes and versions out there.  I guess its time for some experimenting!

What are your at-home pampering secrets?  Do you have a secret recipe you'd love to share?


  1. I wish I had some secret recipes but today I splurged on some skincare that I love. I have been skipping my routine because of being so tired at the end of the day but I can tell that my skin is reaping the effects. As simple as it is, taking time for proper skincare at night and in the am (regardless of the ever elusive makeup) is pampering to me! Please share a recipe for feet scrub if you find a good one.

    1. I totally agree with you! One area I never skimp on his my skincare routine. I've been using my Mary Kay products for 10 years now and I don't see myself ever stopping! The first couple of weeks after having Aubrey I was extremely tired and lazy and didn't do anything to my skin and boy could I tell! Once I started back into my routine I could feel and see the difference right away! I'll keep you posted on a foot scrub I found a good one to try...