Finding Me Time & a $100 Visa Giveaway

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Milano Cookies | CreativeCainCabin.comBusy, Busy, Busy… I’m trying to decide on fabric for the front porch – do I buy or do I make new slipcovers? It seems like I sometimes have too many ideas whirling through my head and I need a break from it all. When I get to that point my go-to favorite snack is Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Mint Chocolate Cookies (I think you’ve heard me say more than once I’m a mint chocolate lover). I could make mint chocolate a meal or even a food group. I love all the roles I fill every day – a mother, daughter, friend, blogger, photographer and wife, but often don’t feel like I’m giving them as much attention as needed. Sometimes I just need a me moment, time to focus on myself and pause to enjoy life – and I know my porch will be waiting for me when I get back to it.

As I enjoy a cookie I’m looking over fabric scraps trying to decide on what to do. I’ve been looking at this turquoise and coral floral that I’ve had in my fabric stash as something that may work and give the porch a summertime feel. It always seems hard for me to do, log homes are hard to decorate if you’re not looking for the lodge feel.  As you know turquoise and coral color combination is big right now, you can find it everywhere, so finding coordinating fabrics for pillows and such should be easy to do. My other idea is to use simple drop cloths as slips and give the space pops up colors with throw pillows, and rugs.  I recently purchased a grill too so I’ll have to make that work in the whole decor scheme as well (I’ll be back with more on that later, I have a few ideas brewing). I believe the later idea sounds like the easiest and it may be what I go with. So while pondering over my decision I think I’ll get back to enjoying my favorite cookies, catch up on a few blogs, and enjoy my me time. 

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  1. Terri says

    On my bslcony with a book and a glass of wine.. You sold me om the Milanos, i might have to add those too

  2. says

    A cup of coffee or tea, a quiet place (outdoors in season) and a cross-stitch or embroidery project. Sounds like my idea of relaxation!

  3. says

    Hi Dawn,
    These are my fave cookies. They are light and crips and lots of flavor. I am not a coffee drinker but love these with a cup of tea. Soooo yummy. Have a great week ahead.

  4. susanjc says

    I spend my down time differently though out the different season: Winter: making cards Spring: playing the piano
    Summer: sitting on my back porch observing the beauty around me, and Fall: participating in craft shows. I am retired but keep busy with a lot of projects and I am blessed with a wonderful family.

  5. Natalie says

    I love to go for a long run through the woods. It makes me feel so much better and really relieves my stress

  6. says

    I spend my ‘Me time’ by baking some cookies and after making them, I do give it to a nursing home for them to enjoy my baked cookies! Its very great to give them my works since i enjoyed making it, i also helped them to have a great appetite! Hope to win the 100$ visa giftcard for the purpose of buying some stuffs for the Elderly people on the nursing home. Specifically im planning to buy them some new curtains to make them happy thanks for the chance!

  7. Kelly D says

    I spend my me time going on a nature walk or enjoying a cup of coffee.

  8. Julie Wood says

    I spend my me moments by taking time to do yoga and meditate an hour everyday! It really helps me keep my focus during the day!

  9. says

    Nothing like a great Milano cookie and brighten your day, especially the wonderful mint chocolate.

  10. Mami2jcn says

    I spend “me” moments early in the morning before everyone wakes up. I catch up on emails and just enjoy the silence.

  11. Nancy Blue Moon says

    Coffee or tea with a good book and a couple of these cookies would be perfect!!

  12. Denise Z says

    Unplugged at the cabin! No cell service, no internet! A good book and a cup of hot tea/iced tea (depending on the weather), out on the front porch. A weekend like that recharges me!

  13. Judi Johnson says

    My me moments are after the husband is asleep and I am in my craft room doing what ever I want to do. It could be crafting, reading emails,or checking face book, but it is just me time. My other me time is with a book, a snack, and a diet Pepsi.

  14. Pamela Gurganus says

    I spend my “me” moments by sitting out on the patio with a good book and a nice glass of wine.

  15. Pat says

    I do online jigsaw puzzles. Besides loving puzzles, I’ve heard they help to keep Alzheimer’s at bay!

  16. Lou says

    I loooooove the orange Milanos. A bag of those and fuzzy slippers – reruns of Friends episodes and a cappuccino all balled up on the couch. Sheer heaven!

  17. crafty.grandma says

    Hmmmmm!!! ME time …how do I spend it…well for starters every day at 2:00 I sit in MY living room (consisting of a lazy boy – tv – and exercise bike and a big window looking outdoors, either sit (ie crochet knit) or bike watching my favorite show General Hospital. For that one hour there is no talking to me except maybe during a commercial break. Afterwards I go to my Mom Room which is right next to the Hubby Cave downstairs….LOL!! There I can sew,or craft to my heart’s content and I can still see outside even though it is in the basement….I can see the back of my garden roses and other flowers, in winter I see snow snow and more snow. Sometimes I just sit and watch the bees buzzing from flower to flower to flower something I cannot do outdoors!!! ….and that is my ME time. Of course, depending on the weather, I always have my cup of tea or iced tea!!! As for Milano’s cookies, like my kids used to say mmmmm good!! We used to live in an Italian district where there was a pastry store named Milano’s – when the kids were young I would go for walks and end up buying a bag of cookies or a baguette from Milano’s ….we would end up eating it all by the time we walked home – a 20 minute (one way) walk!!! LOL!! Instantly walking the calories off!! Their pastries were to die for!! Miss them so much!

  18. Jessie C. says

    I spend my “me” moments practicing yoga.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  19. Lisa Brown says

    I like to make a cup of coffee, grab a good book, and read a bit in the quiet of my bedroom.

  20. Sarah Hall says

    I like to put my feet up, have a cup of tea and read a good book.

  21. Stephanie Grant says

    My “me” moment is when I get my husband off to work and my son off to school and I settle in to a nice bubble bath before starting my day!

  22. Ashley C says

    My “me moment” is drinking my coffee my coffee in the morning!


  23. Nicole says

    I spend my “me” moments outdoors on my deck. I love to sit out there and soak up the sun and just relax.

  24. Gina M says

    i like to sit on my patio with a cup of iced coffee.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  25. Stephanie Phelps says

    When I need a little me time I make a cup of coffee and enter my giveaways and read up on the latest blog post!

  26. says

    I find my me moment by relaxing on the sofa with a cup of tea and a few cookies and watch a TV show.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  27. Elle says

    I love to go out running. It helps me clear my mind and I like getting lost in the music.

  28. Anastasia Falling says

    I love to curl up with a treat, something to drink and catch up on the tv shows or movies I’ve been wanting to watch 🙂

  29. Christina Sparks says

    I like to take time out to take a hot bath and relax afterwards with hot chocolate and cookies.

  30. says

    One of my favorites is my ‘lazy days’; I spend a whole day doing nothing productive. I read, listen to music, take a walk, watch old movies, take a long bubble bath, sip some wine or eat some dark chocolate…..and sometimes just daydream the day away. This is a rare treat for me.

  31. Margaret Smith says

    I enjoy a glass of wine or cup of hot tea while reading a good book. Thanks so much

  32. Debbi Wellenstein says

    I like to take time for myself with a good book and a glass of wine, or a cup of hot cocoa.

  33. Stephanie V. says

    Love something in quiet – like a facial, massage or steam. Been years but a tired, working mom can dream! tvollowitz at aol dot com

  34. Ashley C says

    I love to unwind by doing some at home spa treatments or taking a nice run on a pretty day

  35. debbie says

    I make time for myself by making a nice glass of iced tea, grabbing a good book, and maybe a cookie!

  36. Kathleen says

    I spend my me moments with a hot shower and a cup of tea.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  37. Rosanne says

    I like to be alone to run errands by myself to watch what I want on TV to read and relax

  38. Karen Drake says

    I enjoy my me time by having a cup of coffee with chocolate caramel creamer in the evening while I watch a tv show.

  39. Kimmy Ripley says

    My “me time” is in the morning and evening when I enjoy a cup of coffee!

  40. Debbie B says

    i make time for myself each afternoon by relaxing and watching my soaps or reading a book

  41. says

    My best “me” moment are spent reading a good book — which would be even better with a Milano cookie. 🙂

  42. ELIZABETH P says

    I like me time that I can read a book – sometimes I play hide and seek with the kids and find a few moments of peace since I’m such a good hider.

  43. Sharyn B says

    I like to surf the internet and enter sweepstakes! OK, sometimes I have a coffee or tea with a muchie with me.

  44. Stephanie Larison says

    I read a book in bed, lol with the door locked so there’s no kids bursting through the door.

  45. Crystal F says

    I like to get a little me time by soaking in the tub and reading. thank you!!

  46. Wanda McHenry says

    I enjoy “me time” with a cup of coffee sitting out on our patio enjoying the birds in the mornings.

  47. Ellie Wright says

    After the kids are in bed I like to relax with a hot bath, a good book, and a glass of sweet iced tea.

  48. Tabathia B says

    I curl up on the couch once everyone is down for bed, read and enjoy mini snickers.

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  49. Laurie Emerson says

    I spend the me moments by going for a walk and listening to my favorite jazz CDs at the same time.

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  52. says

    Did you say me time? A nice oversized cup of french vanilla flavored coffee with a dash of cinnamon are a perfect compliment to Milano cookies!!!!

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