Infused Water

With every afternoon climbing into the 90’s you need something quick and refreshing. Fill a pitcher with ice and water. Add thin slices from 1/2 of an English cucumber. Chill for an hour or two and you have a spa worthy sip. Make it in the morning and you’ll be ready when the mercury rises!

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Check out my H2O Pinterest board, full of infused water ideas.

I need a spa day!

I have been stressed. The other day I was thinking and I could not remember the last time I felt unburdened. So, I have been going on for months about needing to get away. One of the best ways to relax is to go to the spa: get a massage, manicure, pedicure, and be pampered.

Boy did Man deliver!

I came home to our routine dinner, clean up, kids’ baths, bedtime, dishes. Then, I upon retiring to the bedroom I found dim lights, soft waves and beach sounds, a massage table, and the opportunity to shower in peace by myself (only a mom of small children would consider that special). When I came out of the shower, Man gave me a nice little spa snack plate (on a tray in bed).
I wish I had taken a picture!!

Fresh berries drizzled with chocolate, sparkling water, and cucumber ice cubes.

I was then treated to an hour massage….and drifted off to a very good night’s sleep.

That got me to thinking…
The next time I wish I had a day at the spa, I’m going to try to recreate some of that magic at home by whipping up some spa inspired dishes. They are decidedly different, but all spa worthy so give them a try.

Triple Berry Salad

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Organic field greens
Half pint each sliced strawberries, blackberries, blueberries
Feta crumbles
Spiced pecans
Balsamic vinaigrette
Add grilled chicken breast if desired

Giada’s Apple Mint Green Tea Punch
It’s crisp, slightly sweet and very refreshing! One of my favorite drinks to have on hand.

The Lemon Bowl Brown Rice Greek Salad
Light, packed with yummy nutrients, and full of flavor

Strawberry Cake
Moist, not too sweet, and icing not required!

Today’s Mama’s Tomato Parmesan Soup
Rich and decadent

How do you recreate the best of the spa at home?