Homespunspa Ewesletter

Maria Alexandra Koropecky, esthetician and owner

Homespunspa Mobile Spa is based out of Victoria, BC, Canada

5 Excuses to Go Outside & Play

Welcome all new subscribers to my monthly newsletter. I hope you are enjoying your summer and that you're spending some time outside in the sunshine.

The weather has been amazing in Victoria this summer and I've been making an effort to go outside often. I really like to spend time in nature and watch the wildlife thrive and prosper. Last week, I noticed two woodpeckers bustling around near my home! So seeing unusual plants and animals is a fun excuse to go outside.

For the past two weeks, I've been dog sitting a goofy Weimaraner called Topaz and that meant I had to take him on walks every day. I had a chance to meet some of my neighbours and get some of my own exercise, so walking a dog is a great excuse to go outside.

On Saturday, I had some errands to run but I didn't feel like getting in my car and driving around. I decided to go for a walk and ended up walking something like 10K. It took me 3 hours! I had such a good time! I really took my time and picked wild and organic blackberries all along the way and they were so delicious! Blackberry season is definitely another good excuse to go outside.

And there's nothing like a spa party outside in the summer. We were at Bear Mountain and it just made sense to set up the zero gravity chairs on the hotel room's adjoining patio. The view for the guests was spectacular and the temperature was neither too hot nor too cool all afternoon. So spa parties are an awesome excuse to go outside.

If you're looking for another neat idea, please read a recent blog post I wrote called, "Find Peace of Mind as you Walk a Labyrinth." There are a lot of Labyrinths all over the world that people have built in natural settings and I'm sure they would be lovely to walk through.

Please enjoy this newsletter and thank you for subscribing. ~ Maria

Numerology Readings are New on the Spa Menu

In the midst of all of this dog and cat sitting and walking in my neighbourhood and spa appointments, I've also recently become certified as a Numerologist. I'm happy to announce that I've now added Numerology Readings to my Homespunspa Mobile Spa menu!

Numerology is the study of the energy of numbers and how specific numbers influence the trajectory of a life.

There are many benefits associated with having your own Personal Numerology Reading.

1) Increase self-awareness;

2) Make better choices when faced with difficult decisions;

3) Strengthen relationships;

4) Figure out your life's purpose and natural talents;

5) Improve your timing when opportunity comes a knockin';

and so much more!

If you'd like your own Numerology Reading, please email me, Maria, today, to make your appointment.

Right now, as an introductory offer, I'm offering Complimentary Numerology Readings of the Core Numbers to all who are interested. We can either meet in person or over the phone and I will reveal to you your Life Path number, your Expression number and your Soul Urge number and how each of these Core numbers are influencing your life.

All I need is the correct spelling of your full name as it appears on your birth certificate and your birth date.

Rest assured, I value your privacy and will not share or sell your private and personal information with anyone.

I guarantee you'll be fascinated by what we discover.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Please see our Numerology page on the Homespunspa website for more information.

Today's Recipe — Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho

cucumber avocado gazpacho

Here's where the amazing avocado teams up with the cool cucumber and this soup doesn't require any cooking.

    4 large cucumbers, peeled and seeded
    2 large avocados
    3 cups chicken broth
    2 medium shallots, finely chopped
    1/4 cup olive oil
    2 TB sherry vinegar
    Juice of 1 lime
    Lime wedges (garnish)
    1/2 tsp sea salt
    drop of Tabasco sauce (optional)
    Cilantro, chopped (garnish)
    Sour Cream (garnish)

To make soup: Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit and scoop out the green, creamy goodness. Peel and seed the cucumbers also. Place the cucumbers and avocados in a food processor or blender with some of the broth and process until smooth. Add remaining broth, shallots, lime juice, sherry vinegar, salt and optional hot sauce and blend. Cover and refrigerate until chilled (at least 4 hours) or overnight.

To serve: Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream, some chopped cilantro and lime wedges. Give your guests the option of adding their own hot sauce.

About Homespunspa

The concept of Homespunspa was sprung from a sleep-over in 1999 after I invited some friends to a slumber party that turned into a spa party.

We each created our own home spa treatments for hair, nails, face and body using natural ingredients like avocados, lemons and essential oils.

That night, my love of spas was awakened and as my head hit the pillow, the word, "Homespunspa" was born.

Homespunspa Enterprises was established in 2001. In 2002, I launched and the site has been live on the Internet without interruption all of these years.

In 2006, I self-published a book of home spa recipes entitled, How to Throw a Home Spa Pajama Party the Homespunspa Way.

In 2009, I added a blog to the Homespunspa website. In 2010, I graduated from the Aveda Institute with a diploma in Esthetics. In 2011, I added a mobile spa department to Homespunspa.

Thanks for reading the Homespunspa Ewesletter. I hope to see you soon.


Maria Alexandra Koropecky

esthetician and owner of Homespunspa.


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