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Pamper Yourself This New Year with Me Time

Making Me Time 

I don’t know if I am more excited that it’s the New Year because it’s an opportunity to start fresh or if it’s because I made so many promises to myself that I fully intend on keeping.  My number one priority is valuing myself and making it a point to make time for me each week.  As a mom to three boys I have found myself falling into a “rut” of not taking time to do things that used to mean so much to me.  A pedicure, long bath, a manicure, a deep condition on my hair.  These where all common occurrences in my life and I felt so good about myself because of it.  I got busy, had kids and somewhat dropped some of my favorite things.  Will you pamper yourself this New Year?

me time NIVEA


I am challenging myself this New Year with an hour of me time every weekend.  With a few items, I never have an excuse.  My must haves include NIVEA daily lotion, a homemade body scrub and a few tools.  You can buy the NIVEA essentially enriched daily lotion at Sams Club.  I picked up a two pack of 16.9 oz bottles and have lotion that will last me a while without running out.  I choose to buy in bulk because I am saving money and we are not constantly running out to re-stock.  This two pack should last us a good 5 months.  That’s a lot of  “me” time.

pampering myself

Want to know more about that homemade body scrub I made for me time?

homemade body scrub

You can grab the small mason jars at your local Sams Club and fill them with your pantry favorites.  For this moisture enhancing skin scrub I used 1/3 Cup Kosher Salt, 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, 2 Tablespoons Almond Extract and 2 Tablespoons Honey.  Mix it all together until it is a nice pasty scrub, and whalla a yummy skin enhancing scrub.

homemade body scrub

Use the scrub during a manicure, pedicure or shower to slough off dry skin.  Don’t skimp the essentially enriched NIVEA daily lotion.  This lotion does wonders to my skin and it’s a luscious consistency.


I love a good pedicure and find that mine are even more soothing with my homemade scrub and NIVEA daily lotion.

 making “me” time in the New Year

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Michelle Cantu is a digital influencer, entrepreneur and business owner. She built a thriving community dedicated to supporting parents and inspiring moms. Michelle is in her fifth year of homeschooling her 4 kids with her husband right outside of San Antonio, Texas. Instagram, twitter and facebook.

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137 thoughts on “Pamper Yourself This New Year with Me Time

  1. What a great reminder that it’s important to make “me time” and that doing laundry without a child throwing socks everywhere doesn’t quite count, even if you are alone 🙂 I love your homemade scrub – sounds so easy!

  2. I know totally how you feel! I am a mom of four and don’t take enough time to pamper myself. This is something that I need to do more off, just to have a break and feel a little better about myself! 🙂 Thanks for the great info homemade bodyscrub recipe!

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