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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thrifty Thursday - Simple pleasures

In the giant list of things to do and projects to prioritize, we often put ourselves last.  Especially when it comes to spending, we have a hard time justifying spending money on ourselves.  But when we do that, we are forgetting something very order to take good care of others, we have to take care of us.  It doesn't have to cost much or take a lot of time to give yourself a little pampering.

If you live near a beauty school, you can find fantastic prices on services such as haircuts and coloring, perms, waxing, nail treatments, scalp treatments and all the other things expensive salons provide.  All the students are closely supervised but if you're uncomfortable, you can request an advanced student (one who is nearing graduation) to be your stylist.  Or, you can start with something not so scary, like a simple shampoo and style to see how you like your stylist.

On a recent trip to visit a daughter, we went to the local Paul Mitchell beauty school and I got a haircut with shampoo and style ($8.00!) and she got a scalp treatment ($5.00!).  It was so kids, no phone calls, just one hour of total relaxation!

You work hard.  You shouldn't feel guilty for spending an hour or two just on yourself.  You'll come home feeling great and when you feel good, you pass that on to your husband and kids.  Sounds like a win-win situation to me  :)


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