Homespunspa Ewesletter

Maria Koropecky, esthetician and owner

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

I'm Taking My Own Staycation :)

I've been invited to cat sit and house sit this week and I'm treating this lovely time as a writer's retreat.

As many of you know, I love cats and this particular cat is good company for me as I take some time to recharge my batteries and gear up for August, my busiest month.

So far, things have been quiet, but that's the way I like it.

This morning, I set my alarm for 6am and started my day with a meditation. Then I wrote in my journal for almost an hour and then I took a wonderful walk along the Galloping Goose Trail. The sun was shining and the birds were chirping and I noticed a few blackberries just starting to ripen.

When I got back home, I tasted a few fresh raspberries, right off the vines, and then made myself a good breakfast. Please read further for the recipe.

I hope you have a chance to take some time off this summer. If you're not planning to leave town and are looking for ideas, please read a recent blog post I wrote called, "Splash Some Spa Time into Your Staycation this Summer."

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

It's Spa Party Season

Grab your friends and your flip flops and your fancy, fruity drinks, everyone, it's spa party season!

Imagine turning your home into a spa for a day and inviting your closest friends over for a spa party.

Spa parties are great for staggettes, bachelorette parties, milestone birthdays, girls' night in, holidays, bridal showers, baby showers, staycations, etc., etc., etc.

At Homespunspa Mobile Spa, we love spa parties and we have a mini spa menu that offers esthetics, nails, and massage services that can work for both large and small groups.

Our mini spa menu has been especially designed so everyone can enjoy some spa time and still be part of the festivities. Please see our Spa Party page for more information.

We offer a wide range of mobile spa services including mini mani's, mini pedi's, mini aromatherapy massages, mini chair massages and mini facials. It's up to you and your guests which services you will receive.

Every spa party is different so invite your friends and create fun memories.

Although summer is our busiest season, there's still time to plan a spa party, so email me, Maria, today, to reserve your preferred date.

My team and I are looking forward to helping make your spa party a special and memorable event.

For more tips on hosting a spa party, please read my blog post, "Checklist for a Successful Spa Party."

Today's Breakfast — Hearty Toast

hearty toast

      I learned this recipe from the nutritionist on the "Marilyn Dennis Show" and I was surprised by how much I liked it. It's very filling and will get you to lunch time, no problem.

          1 or 2 pieces of bread,
    preferably with lots of nuts and seeds,
    but I used English Muffins.
          1 to 2 TB almond butter
          1 to 2 tsp honey
          1 to 2 TB of Hemp Hearts

      Just toast your bread (in this case, the kind from the seedy side of town :) ) and then slather on the almond butter. Drizzle some honey over-top and then sprinkle on some Hemp Hearts. Enjoy.

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 avocadoes, 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 Koropecky

esthetician and owner of Homespunspa.


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