Loved Myself

Kellie and Julie enjoying the facial!

Kellie and Julie enjoying the facial!

On Saturday I hosted a Mommy Time-Out/Love Yourself Spa where I invited all my mom friends, as well as my own mom, and we got pampered for almost two hours byMelissa McKinnon and her amazing team, Sara and Jessica, and their Mobile Spa!

It was both relaxing and refreshing! These ladies were SO much fun and attentive to our needs and comfort. What I think I love more than anything is that they, too, are moms and wives who want more for their families!

They tested our skin first to see who had sensitive skin and who didn’t.  Then they put a warm neck wrap on us – LOVED IT!  We then went through the steps of doing a facial on half of our face so we could see the results – it was very noticeable!  We eventually moved into the family room where we had our lips and feet pampered and our scalps massaged – ahhh!Relaxing at the Spa!

Melissa then gave us all an opportunity to buy the product she used, and as the hostess I got 50% off of some things, took full advantage, and spent $100 on myself!  I would definitely recommend them (they are based here in Austin, TX) should you ever want to get pampered!

Now I can’t remember the last time I spent $100 on just me, which is one of the reasons I did it.  Normally, I don’t have that kind of money, but between pay day and tax return, I decided in the grand scheme of things, and since I rarely do it, I was going to treat myself!

Yes, there was a bit of guilt nagging at me in the back of my mind, but I reminded myself what we tell all of you – sometimes you just need to spend some money on yourself toward the greater good. Every product I bought I will use, and what I got for free definitely offset it (I basically got almost $400 worth of product for $100!).

This is the first time I have hosted something like this, and I realize now that it’s a great opportunity for us as moms to 1)pamper ourselves, 2) have some quality time with friends (and our moms!), and 3) get some real cool things that we can use for and on ourselves for free or less than what we would normally pay.

A couple of my mom friends even urged me to host again every season – Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter!  I told them that was a GREAT idea, and if they want to play Hostess for the discounts and use my place, I was all for it!  We moms gotta look out for each other!

Is this a normal Mommy Time-Out for me, where I spend $100 on myself, kick my hubby & kids out of the house for 3 hours, and get pampered?  Ha! No, which is all the more reason why I am glad I did it!

I guess what I am trying to say to you is this: while every MTO doesn’t have to be about spending money or organizing an event – sometimes it’s nice to do just that. Once or twice a year?  You deserve it, and so do your mom friends! Not to mention YOUR mom!

Have a fabulous week and a relaxing Mommy Time-Out!

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