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Frugal Finds: Shopping Sales and Goodwill

I usually do my after Christmas shopping within a week after the holiday, so I was a bit late. My year didn’t start as planned, and I had to wait until everything was set before I could have my much needed girls day and do some shopping. Things are pretty well picked over at this point, but I was still able to find some good … Continue reading Frugal Finds: Shopping Sales and Goodwill

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Mini At-Home Spa Moments: A Relaxing End to Your Day

As part of my Mini At-Home Spa Moments series, I’d like to share with you a relaxing way to end your day. The Mini At-Home Spa Moments are affordable luxuries for the frugally minded. Shower or bathe using a pleasantly scented body wash, such as one from the Softsoap Luminous Oils line. My favorite is the Macadamia Oil & Peony, which I reviewed after being … Continue reading Mini At-Home Spa Moments: A Relaxing End to Your Day

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Mini At-Home Spa Moments: A Good Start to Your Morning

Mini at-home spa moments are little luxuries that don’t have to cost much. These moments need only take a couple of minutes each morning, and help to start your day off on a good note. Begin these after your normal morning routine, before putting your socks and shoes on. If you wear lipstick, wait until after step one to apply. Use Blistex Ultra-Rich Hydration Lip … Continue reading Mini At-Home Spa Moments: A Good Start to Your Morning

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Mini At-Home Spa Moments: Monthly Treat

This Mini At-Home Spa Moment will leave your hair feeling light and healthy, without taking a lot of time. I received a 6 ounce bottle Neutrogena Shampoo Anti-Residue Formula last year as part of my membership with BzzAgent. (I no longer use BzzAgent.) It is a clear shampoo that removes a lot of the buildup caused by regular shampoos and conditioners, as well as styling … Continue reading Mini At-Home Spa Moments: Monthly Treat

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Mini At-Home Spa Moments: Quick Weekend Habit

I bought this nifty tool called a callus remover, that I use to remove rough patches from my feet. I walk a lot, and am sometimes standing and running around quite a bit at work. My feet really need some pampering some weeks. You can get a personal pedi Callus Remover for about $20.00 at JC Penny or another store, and it will be well … Continue reading Mini At-Home Spa Moments: Quick Weekend Habit

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Mini At-Home Spa Moments: Weekend Relaxation

Mini At-Home Spa Moments are wonderfully luxurious ways to relax after a long week. Keeping these spa moments frugal is important. We don’t want to break the bank or anything, but we do want to feel pampered. I do this one during the evening hours, when I know I’ll be reading or watching television the rest of the night. That way I’ll be relaxing when … Continue reading Mini At-Home Spa Moments: Weekend Relaxation

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Mini At-Home Spa Moments: Quick Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

This one is simple, yet effective. For a frugal afternoon pick-me-up after a long day on your feet, simply rub lotion on them. You’ll want to choose a lotion with a cooling effect and a pleasing scent. Perhaps a minty scent. Peppermint works particularly well. This luxurious treatment will leave your feet feeling less tired, cool, and fresh. After the lotion is massaged into the … Continue reading Mini At-Home Spa Moments: Quick Afternoon Pick-Me-Up