Spa Day. With Pics. And New Hairs.

April 22, 2013


I went to the spa.

It was amazing.

2013-04-22 17.56.38Still in El Paso. Just the nice parts.

I could end it right there and that would about sum things up nicely, but since I don’t go to the spa on a monthly (or bi-annually) basis, it is blog post worthy material.

I booked a half day but it almost was a full at 9-2. I went with my girlfriend Tanya, and first up was a prenatal massage for me. I could have melted into the bed. The masseuse kept saying, “And you do a lot of work on the computer don’t you? The tension is all in your neck and shoulders.”


I’d never had a prenatal massage before, so quite the experience. I learned large pillows between your legs are the key to being comfortable laying down.

Then it was off to a manicure because I stillΒ have nails. This fact never ceases to amaze me as I look down at my hands. The tech chatted about the tattoos on my wrists of the boy’s footprints, I loved being able to tell her their names, what happened, and she never even batted an eye or tried to change the subject. Which I’m ready for, it just leaves everything on a weird, “Now what?” level.

2013-04-22 11.29.35Not the toilet.

Pedicure was up next. Does everyone love having their feet rubbed? Actually I know people that don’t so I take that back, but I do. I tried not to fall asleep and slide off the sofa as she painted them up. I then cracked up at how many people on Instagram thought at first this pic were my feet in a toilet. πŸ™‚

Finally it was hair time. Hands down, my hair stresses me out the most of anything. Screw up a manicure? I’ll go home and fix it. Ruin a massage? Whatever.

Mess with my hair? Things are going to get real.

I’ve had stylists in the past who wanted to do (and did) all kinds of crazy things with my hair before I knew what I wanted. Like the time I dyed it black from a Herbal Essences box, then had a lady perm it the next day and try to bleach out the black.

I ended up with orange hair that snapped off an inch from my scalp. #truestory

But this woman knew her way around. I told her I wanted a bob with layers in the back and sideswept bangs and lo and behold, that’s exactly what I got.

2013-04-22 16.16.53Β Since so many asked, the necklace is from Stitch Fix.

Tanya and I ordered lunch from an Italian restaurant next door and they set it up for us in a little room in the spa. It was wonderful, probably one of the nicest days I’ve had in a long time.

Now I need to figure out how soon we can go back. πŸ˜‰



  • Jess

    April 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    LOVE that haircut. And that’s my mother in law’s favorite salon πŸ™‚

  • Alexia @ Babies & Bacon

    April 23, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    LOVE your haircut!! Glad you had such a lovely day πŸ˜‰

  • Rebecca

    April 23, 2013 at 11:57 am

    The hairs look fab! As do you πŸ™‚ so glad you got to enjoy a wonderful day of pampering. And I’m only mildly jealous πŸ˜‰

  • Anne-Marie

    April 23, 2013 at 11:43 am

    This was on my screen, the picture in the middle, and Walt looked over and grinned ear to ear. He’s not doing that right now, watching me type, so I think it’s safe to say that that means “I love Auntie Diana!!!”

  • Sarah

    April 23, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Sounds like an awesome day!! I have a gift card that I need to use and I think a prenatal massage is the perfect way!!

  • mrs.d

    April 23, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Sounds wonderful and I love the haircut..
    I’m dying for a prenatal massage – I’m waiting until I’m further along tho – I’m only at 10.5 weeks right now.. πŸ™‚

  • Antonia

    April 23, 2013 at 7:48 am

    So glad that you had an amazing time! I love the new haircut, too. Spa days are much deserved.

  • Sarah K.

    April 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    You look fabulous! What an excellent day. I thought it was a toilet too, haha.

  • Caroline

    April 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I love the picture of your hair. It is a great cut! Lucky you. What a fun, and well deserved day. I’ve never done anything like this. Maybe I should someday.

  • Suz

    April 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Love the new hair cut & that you spoiled & celebrated you today!

  • Roxanne

    April 22, 2013 at 6:34 pm


  • Roxanne

    April 22, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Your are truly beautiful. Sounds like a dream day!! You definitely deserve it πŸ™‚

  • Monica

    April 22, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful day! I have the same necklace =) Did you get it from stitch fix?

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