Treat Yourself To The Luxuries You Deserve

Simple treats and small luxuries are so important to my well being. It’s easy to let these go when life gets hectic, but that’s just when I need them most!


Some of my essentials…

  • Comfortable shoes. At this age we should be treating our tootsies with the kindness they deserve. They’ve carried us many miles and deserve to be pampered. The luxurious feel of well padded, well fitting shoes can not be underestimated. The car to restaurant shoes just aren’t worth it anymore. 

  • The ability to simply say no. No, when we don’t have time…no, when we simply don’t want to. No is our privilege and  it’s high time we used it to our advantage. No, without an excuse or explanation tacked on the end. A simple, “No thanks, that won’t work for me”.


  • Silence… the joy of quiet time. Time to hear your own thoughts. Time to hear the small sounds of nature, continually drowned out by the busyness of life


  • Candles…I light candles everyday. Each morning I light a scented candles and enjoy my tea while I read and/or daydream. In the evening we burn unscented  candles at the dining room table and at least one or more on the coffee table while we sit and relax.
Candle ambience in a motor home
I brought our linens, cloth napkins and silverware on our Motorhome trip.


  •  Soft fabrics…touching your body. In both your clothes and hopefully on your furniture. Cashmere, silk and velvet all feel luxurious. For tactile enjoyment, a soft cotton, flannel or jersey all feel luxurious against your skin.


  • Pleasant sounds…surround yourself with as much as you can. Laughter, singing, your favorite music. While driving your car… it’s your radio, play what you like. Listen to the classics, jazz or rock & roll if that’s your true love. For me it’s classic piano pieces. Listen to what makes you feel happy!


  • Fine books….every library has  hardcover books to freely borrow. There is something distinctly enjoyable about the weight of a hardcover book in your hand. A paperback is convenient and less expensive to purchase but nothing beats the weight of a hardcover book in my hand.



What luxuries do you enjoy?

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  1. Oh how did I miss this ‘luxuriating’ post? Hmmm…must have been the dual Thanksgiving celebrations we hosted. I love your list. I’m all about creating a warm and cozy ambiance in my space. Scented candles, fresh flowers, luxurious fabrics and mood music (depends on my mood) do the trick for me. Lovely post!

    1. I see how gorgeous you make your spaces. Makes me want to drop right over!! Xo

  2. Jennifer, Super list and I agree totally, especially with the silence and the hard cover books! Still love them! I hope you get some nice downtime and enjoy Thanksgiving! Just catching my breath to catch up on your posts! Miss you. xo Kim

    1. Thanks Kim! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving too.
      Lunch soon!

  3. Honestly, I don’t find anything that’s much more luxurious than my own home all to myself for a whole day. All that quiet!

    1. Totally agree Frances!!

  4. Deborah Montgomery says:

    Love all these suggestions, and agree with them. I am working on the comfortable shoe thing. I have lots of heels, and all of a sudden, I don’t want to wear them anymore.

    1. I simply can’t tolerate uncomfortable shoes and at my age, won’t:) The joys of aging!

  5. Barb Fullerton says:

    I love the one about saying “no” without the excuse or explanation tacked on the end!

  6. Love this list. Small luxuries got me through a lot of tough times. Helps you realize life can be civilized if you make it so.

  7. I am 100% on board with soft, slow and serene. Love this.

  8. For me it’s that first morning coffee and quiet time to write and read. Walking the dogs, my favorite jeans. Cloth napkins, using the real silver from time to time just because.

  9. Jennifer all of these resound with me and are in my use everyday.
    Candles, books, soft clothing, comfortable furnishings, silent time and amore!

    The Arts by Karena

  10. We have a lot in common Jennifer!
    I love all these luxuries and try to invite beauty into my life everyday….
    That and gratitude and you can see we really are like minded souls.

    1. We are very like minded…which is why I enjoy reading your blog so much. It’s like visiting a good friend who loves what I love.

      1. Right on the money J ! And the book must be hardbound too; the softcovers just cheapen that tactile sensation. I’m a late arrival re candles but love them too.

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