Monday, February 12, 2018

Ways to Treat Yourself on a Budget

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It's really important that we treat ourselves every now and then. It makes us feel special. It can brighten your day and put a smile on your face. I love to treat myself. It helps to put me in a positive mindset and feel like I am worth that indulgence. So, how do you indulge yourself? Or better yet, how do you treat yourself when you are on a budget?

Indulgences don't have to break the bank! You can find ways to treat yourself that are free or cost under $10. We all deserve that indulgence every now and then! By finding low cost ways to treat yourself you can do it even more often! Here are some ways I love to indulge myself.

Try a new drink.

If I am running errands, my favorite way to treat myself and add a burst to my day is pick up one of the Diet Coke® NEW 12oz sleek cans flavors from Walmart. In addition to the great original Diet Coke® flavor, there are now four additional flavors including Diet Coke® Feisty Cherry, Diet Coke® Zesty Blood Orange, Diet Coke® Ginger Lime, and Diet Coke® Twisted Mango. Don't worry, the original Diet Coke still has the same great taste it has always had, the can just got a bit of a facelift! You can find all the new fruit flavors at Walmart in the soda aisle. 

I received a VIP box in the mail to check out the new look and the flavors. I love the new sleek cans and colors! It was fun to try them all. These bold fruit flavors are a wonderful way to take a break from your everyday routine and indulge yourself on a budget! They are available in packs or on-the-go singles which are perfect for experiencing all of the new flavors and deciding which one is your favorite. Personally, I love them all, but Diet Coke Twisted Mango is my favorite! The mango flavor is delicious! 

Get a book or magazine.
Buying a magazine or paperback book will only cost you around $5. Or you can head to your local library and pick a few out for free! With a tablet, many libraries have electronic books available to check out that you don't even need to leave your home for. Getting something new you can enjoy reading is a wonderful way to indulge yourself and escape into a book for an hour or so and it doesn't even have to cost you anything!

Give yourself a manicure.
I love getting pampered at a salon, but if I don't want to spend the money, I take a little bit of time to myself and give myself a manicure. I am not talking about just painting your nails. I mean file them, shape them, take care of your cuticles and do a base coat, 2 coats of color, and a top coat. Every time you look at your hands for the next few days, it will make you smile!

Take a scenic walk or hike.
Whether you enjoy company or your solitude, a nice walk or hike can put you in a positive frame of mind. Taking the time to yourself or spend with others outdoors is a wonderful way to indulge yourself without spending a dime! There are many places like public parks, hiking trails, bike paths, or around your neighborhood that you can take a take and treat yourself to some time outside in nature. 

What flavor of Diet Coke will you treat yourself with?


  1. Yes!!! I think a lot of times we put off treating ourselves because it seems like it can't take a lot of time or money but it really doesn't have to. I think my favorite new flavor would be Twisted Mango as well! ~ Client

  2. I totally agree--treating yourself doesn't have to be expensive! I get excited just picking up a new book at the library, or maybe a new lip gloss from Target. I'm not a big Diet Coke drinker (I like the regular kind!) but these sound intriguing!

  3. I love to read a good book - best way to spend any free time I have.
    I've seen all the new diet coke flavors - they sound interesting!

  4. I really love getting outside for a walk/hike or run! I can't wait for it to warm up. Your rings are all so pretty, was looking at them in the mani photo! I have not tried these sodas, but they look so delicious!


  5. I use to be all about a diet Coke, but I've tried to really cut back and only have them every once in a while. I haven't tried any of the new ones. I love going to get my nails done and we walk about 5 miles every Saturday. It's nice to get outside and get some fresh air. Happy Monday!!! XOXO

  6. Great tips! I love to be in the nature. When it s warm outside we make a salade and have a picknick in the evening in a nature park. It feels like holiday!

  7. Big yes to a fresh coat of nail polish beaing an easy adn affordable way to treat yourself! Funny how something so simple can make you smile :)

    I'd love these new flavours to come here to Australia - particularly the mango one, it's mango season here and the boys are loving it! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  8. I'm not a huge fan of diet coke. I so need to find time to paint my nails again.

  9. Trying a new drink is always a good idea and love to do a new manicure! Xx

  10. I would not have expected the Mango to be your favorite but I might have to try it per your suggestion! I think I would typically gravitate towards the cherry flavor...or lime. I really like both. :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  11. Oh, I saw those drinks, and I was wondering how they tasted! I want to try the Mango!

  12. Great post! I didn't know Diet Coke had different favors and love that there's a few variety to choose from. I like to read books and recently got back into it. It's such a nice escape from the day to day and definitely affordable! I'll get back to you on which Diet Coke flavor I indulged in once I give it a try. Heading to Walmart first thing in the morning to buy some!

    Maureen |