Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's the little things

It's the little things that make me happy. Today I melted a candle that I love and made it into a new candle. I can't wait to use it again. All it cost me was a new wick (which I got on clearance.)

I also got a brand new paraffin wax spa set from a thrift shop a few months ago and used it again tonight. It was $10 brand new in the box, it came with wax and bags to wrap after you wax. It is also large enough for feet.

So far it has been used three times. The first time my friend Joanna and I each did both hands and feet. The second time Joanna, my sister, and I all did each hand and feet. Today I used it again, so did my boys and my niece. They were cold after playing in my boys new fort.

A paraffin treatment at a spa or salon is about $25 a person, all the above treatments would have cost about $200 plus tip. I think my $10 purchase was really worth it.

If you have never tried it is so relaxing. Plus your hands and feet are super soft afterwards. You can do without warmer by buying paraffin and heating it in double boiler or even in oven in a glass casserole type dish. Exact directions can be found here. I seriously recommend you do so. Make it a fun girls night in with friends.

It is the little things that bring me such joy!



Amy D said...

Oh, yeah! I love to find the joy in little things and saving money makes me HAPPY! We had a large towel that we all love to use. Unfortunately it got a hole in it and kept ripping bigger and bigger and bigger. So the other day, I cut it down, and made 4 Turbo Twisties out of it. (Do you know what those are?) Yes.... it made me happy! I will never throw out a towel again!

Blessings to you!

Jeannette said...

okay when is girls night?

Sisters of the Blog said...

I've never heard of paraffin treatments for hands, feet, and elbows.

I don't get out much, apparently.


Becky R said...

Megan, I hadn't either until our church retreat last year. They are so nice I am glad I do now.