Monday, August 17, 2009

Spa Night!

I used to be one of those people who thought giving a coupon as a gift was really tacky. (Now granted if you are perusing the paper and come across a 50 cents off butter discount coupon and you cut it out and put it in a card for your mother, that is tacky.) Until I became good friends with Lisa.(That's paraffin wax on her hand.)
Last year for my birthday Lisa brought me breakfast in bed and gave me a punch card for 30 minutes of massage time from her. Now she is not a professional, just a wonderful friend giving the gift of herself to me. I am very grateful for my dear friend who has such a wonderful servants heart.

So I thought what better gift to give Lisa for her birthday than a spa night.

We drank coffee and ate fruit and chocolate.
I created a foot mask from ingredients in my kitchen.
Foot Mask Recipe
1/2 an avocado
2 tablespoons of honey
1 egg
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 handful of oatmeal

Mix together in the blender. Glob onto feet. Let sit for 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.

I rubbed her feet and painted her toenails.

She dipped her hands in paraffin wax.

We finished off with a relaxing back rub.

So what have I learned? Service gifts are wonderful. This spa night was relaxing and fun. It will not clutter up Lisa's living room and it was given with love. Not tacky at all.

I am linking this post up with What I Learned This Week and Gratituesday.


The Real Me! said...

Very very nice my friend. I would love that as a gift! Let me know when you're available! LOL

Christy said...

I would love a gift like that.

Amy Lynne said...

You are a great friend! What a nice relationship you two have built! I would say she definitely got a valuable gift!

JanMary said...

Great idea for a personal gift :)

Much more thoughtful than the usual gift voucher.

Musings of a Housewife said...

What a nice friend! And I'm loving the homemade foot mask. What a cool idea!

The Woodall family said...

Love it!!! Great idea! And, thanks for the foot scrub recipe...I will be trying that one out for sure!

Wendy said...

Hmmm... Do you want to be my new best friend?

Kara said...

What a GREAT gift! I'd love a gift like that. I'm going to have to try that foot mask recipe.

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

Oh, wow - love this!
Great idea for an all-natural mask!

He & Me + 3 said...

That sounds awesome!

Susana said...

This is awesome!!

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