Give Yourself A Backyard Spa Pedicure: Multitasking Mom

backyard pedicure

I was sitting in my backyard yesterday afternoon while my kids played and noticed how long it’s been since I had a pedicure. I didn’t have time to run out to my nail salon but still wanted to do SOMETHING about it.

I grabbed a baking dish from my kitchen, Pantene shampoo and my pedicure buffer. Used the hose and soaked my feet until they wrinkled. Then I scrubbed away. The kids were on their slip and slide, Bill was building out my chicken wire cage to protect my new vegetable garden and I was getting my soles summer ready.

Naturally, once I was finished… my daughter stole it from me. But that’s not the point! The point is I took care of myself while at home with the kids. Sure, it wasn’t a spa pedicure – but the bottom of my feet are just as smooth. So, who cares?

And it kept my kids occupied for another 20 minutes or so. I’ll take it!

About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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  1. Jennifer wrote:

    Love it! You have to grab those little moments of “me” time when you can!

    Posted 7.19.12

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