Rock Barn Spa {Hickory, NC}…

Every girl loves to be pampered.  I’m no exception.  I love a good day at the spa.  My favorite regional spa is Grovepark Inn, but with it being a two hour drive it isn’t always the feasible option.

Rock Barn Spa - Main Pool

My friend Lauren turned me on to The Spa at Rock Barn about a year ago.  To be honest, I had never heard of the place.  Raymond had … because it is also a nice golf course. 😉

Rock Barn Spa -- Waterfall poolMy mom and I scheduled a much needed spa day for the day after Christmas.  {this might become a new holiday tradition} 🙂

Plunge Pool

Plunge Pool

Rock Barn Spa -- Outside view

I made these adorable DIY Spa Sandals for us.  They were cute but soaked up a lot of water when going from pool to lounge chair.

DIY Spa Sandals

We got there early in order to snag a nice comfy lounger.  I grabbed some magazines and settled in for the day.  🙂

I also had some work to do and came prepared.  List, pen, and paper in hand! 🙂

Work to do

For lunch we enjoyed delicious sandwiches.  I love spa food!

Rock Barn Spa -- lunch

We rounded out the day with a nice Milk & Honey Pedicure.  What do you think of that polish?  Bold, right? 😉

OPI Toe Nail Polish

If you are looking for a day of relaxation within the area, then I highly recommend The Spa at Rock Barn!  Raymond and I are planning a trip soon. 🙂

Do you recommend any other day spas in the area?  

Until next time…

Jennifer Signature

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Christmas Recap & a Happy Birthday…

I meant to blog yesterday but I got totally wrapped up in the exercising, the picture digging, the family get togethers, and the eating. 🙂

Christmas is fairly low key around here in the mornings and I love it that way! 🙂  I opened a few gifts from the parents .. they really shouldn’t have!  Went for a good vigorous morning walk!  Came back and started digging through old photos. 🙂  My favorite part of any day!

Christmas day is also my Dad’s birthday! 🙂  So we always say, “Merry Merrimus.  Happy Birthday!”  Not sure where the “merrimus” came from.  🙂

Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday to my Dad!

Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday to my Dad!
My Grandmaw Burnham, Uncle Mark, Uncle Scott (with the hat), my Dad

My first Christmas {December 1983}

My first Christmas {December 1983}

My second Christmas {Christmas 1984}

My second Christmas {Christmas 1984}

My third Christmas {December 1985}

My third Christmas {December 1985}

Me with Santa .. not sure what year :)

Me with Santa .. not sure what year 🙂

I’ll spare you the remaining photos but I had a blast to say the least. 🙂

I headed over to Raymond’s parents for a quick visit then over to my Aunt Betty’s for the Bryant family gathering. 🙂

Raymond's Family.  Raymond's Mom, Raymond, Me, Raymond's Dad, Sister-in-law, Nephew, Brother

Raymond’s Family.
Raymond’s Mom, Raymond, Me, Raymond’s Dad, Sister-in-law, Nephew, Brother

If you were wondering … the scarf is faux fur from Restoration Hardware, coat is Jessica Simpson. 🙂

 

We were discussing who would stand where for the photo op :)

We were discussing who would stand where for the photo op 🙂

Mom & I having some holiday fun :)

Mom & I having some holiday fun 🙂

Raymond and I had matching hats .. well sorta :)

Raymond and I had matching hats .. well sorta 🙂

The Bryant LadiesAunt Margaret, me, Mom, Aunt Betty

The Bryant Ladies
Aunt Margaret, me, Mom, Aunt Betty

It was a great day and fairly long … I couldn’t wait for my After Christmas Present.  A day at Rock Barn Spa in Hickory, NC.  🙂  I’ll blog about this shortly!  But just to give you an idea …

Rock Barn Spa

Rock Barn Spa

How was your holiday!? 🙂

Until next time…

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