Our "Outdoor Spa" & a Chance to Win a Trip to a Real Spa

Baby M and I are spending some time in Maine this summer and while the rest of the country is roasting, we’ve been living in resort-like conditions. Baby M and I go swimming in the pool every afternoon and then take a shower in the outdoor pool-side shower. With the open roof and the birds chirping, it really feels like a resort spa!

We left baby M's bath bucket at home thinking that we’d use a larger bucket here. But he wasn’t sitting up yet when we got here and the larger bucket was scary for him. So we just opted for the shower instead. I’m so glad we did! We have such a fun time in the shower together, he loves to drink the water.

One of my favorite things about being in Maine, besides the perfect summer weather and resort-like setting here, is that baby M’s Mamie and PawPaw are here to help. Shower time is great because after baby M is all squeaky clean, I hand him off to Mamie to get his PJ’s on for the night and I get time to shower alone, with no whining baby and without relying on an unpredictable nap. I’m sure there are a gazillion new moms out there who would do anything for fifteen minutes of uninterrupted, baby-isn’t-crying, me-time each day!

I’ve always been a big fan of body washes – and it’s almost essential in an outdoor shower, since the rain can wash away bar soap overnight, if you don’t have it covered. One of my favorite shower products is Dove’s new premium line of body washes. Dove sent me their VisibleCare Renewing Crème body wash to try out and it makes my ten minutes without baby M kind of like being at a spa ;) It’s very moisturizing and has a fruity floral fragrance that I love.

I love using spa-like products at home (and even more so when they come at a budget friendly price); just a little luxury is all it takes to feel a little less new-mom and a lot more me again. Dove also has a toning variety that I plan to try next; it can’t hurt, right?

Want to try Dove's new line of body washes too? Visit Dove® VisibleCare® to get a coupon for $1 off!

Our outdoor "spa" is great, but how would you like to a chance to go to a real spa? Enter to win one of two $500 Spafinder gift certificates by following the instructions below and telling us what you do to make your home more spa-like. (Make sure to follow the link below, comments here are not entries.)

Enter to win one of two $500 Spafinder gift certificates!


You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Follow this link, and provide your email address and tell us what you to do make your home more spa-like.
b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: "#SweepstakesEntry"; and then visit this link to provide your email address and the URL to that Tweet.
c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and then visit this link to provide your email address and the URL to that post.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. Winners will have 72 hours to claim the prize, or an alternative winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 7/18/2012 - 8/22/2012

Be sure to visit the Dove® VisibleCare™ Crème Body Wash brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

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1 comment:

  1. Your baby is adorable =)
    I stumbled on your blog from It's Great to Be Home. Thanks for sharing the give away! I may have to enter.


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