Finding Me Time & a $100 Visa Giveaway

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. Lisa Cooper says:

    A glass of wine, a hot tub of bubbles and a good book.

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

  3. I do what Lisa does…. bubble bath w/essential oils & Epsom salt have been my respite for years.

    Gonna have to try those cookies !

  4. 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!

  5. have to try the cookies

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Sitting on the porch in the sun. Ahhh!

  9. I like to enjoy a cup of tea and read a book

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

  11. Reading Books about Paris Style Fashion with a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of my self-baked banana bread

  12. 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!

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

  14. 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!

  15. stephanie says:

    i love to get my nails done

  16. Jessica To says:

    I like to read a good book if I have any time.

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

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  19. I love to have a cup of tea, some cookies & curl up with a good book!

  20. Barbara Jean Hubbard says:

    I enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet every afternoon!

  21. Nancy Blue Moon says:

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

  22. 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!

  23. My me moments are spent in my garden.

  24. 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.

  25. Me time is a bubble bath and soft music.

  26. Pamela Gurganus says:

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

  27. binging on my favorite shows

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

  29. 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!

  30. I relax with a good book to read and the raspberry milanos.

  31. latanya t says:

    reading a book outside

  32. 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!

  33. A bubble bath and a good book!

  34. Me time usually includes a cup of latte and a cookie!

  35. Jessie C. says:

    I spend my “me” moments practicing yoga.
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  36. Jessie C. says:


  37. I enjoy spending my me time with a good book or a movie.

  38. 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.

  39. Sarah Hall says:

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

  40. 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!

  41. steve weber says:

    Listening to good music and having a few cocktails.

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


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

  44. I like to take a coffee break in the afternoon.

  45. I enjoy reading and gardening.

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

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  48. 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!

  49. Lauren E. says:

    My fave me time activity is going fishing in the summer

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

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  51. I unwind with a long spin class session all by myself. It feels great to work out and refresh my body!

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

  53. 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 🙂

  54. Cynthia C says:

    I really enjoy spending time on my deck reading in the summer.

  55. Christina Sparks says:

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

  56. 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.

  57. Margaret Smith says:

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

  58. Barbara M says:

    For my me time I have Netflix favorites and an iced coffee.
    thank you

  59. I love taking time for myself by going hiking. It’s my favorite way of getting in touch with nature. 🙂

  60. 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.

  61. reading a book in my backyard

  62. 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

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

  64. mickeyfan says:

    I love to sit on the porch and watch the world go by.

  65. I unwind by reading in bed in the evenings.

  66. Brittney House says:

    I love to lay around watching movies or TV with my favorite snack.

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

  68. sarah hirsch says:

    I like to unwind by watching a little brainless television

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

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

  71. I often spend my “Me” moments taking a very long bath. No one disturbs me, it’s the rule.

  72. Venus Marie Lay says:

    I spend me time reading a good book!

  73. 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.

  74. Me time is a Milano cookie, coffee and my book.

  75. Kimmy Ripley says:

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

  76. I like to sit it my backyard with a cool drink.

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

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

  79. Susan Smith says:

    My me time is on my balcony with a book and a glass of wine.

  80. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I spend me moments when I run.

  81. Kathy Pease says:

    I like to listen to music while I enter giveaways 🙂

  82. 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.

  83. I like having a coffee on my porch swing.

  84. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like to have coffee and read a book.

  85. I love to sit outside and read a good book

  86. Bert Ruiz says:

    I like to go to the park to ready the Bible

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  88. I like to lay in the sun with a good book!

  89. I relax and do a crossword.

  90. have a couple of cookies and flip tv channels for 10 minutes

  91. Michelle W says:

    A cup of coffee on the back porch with my dogs, that is my moment

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

  93. Lisa Garner says:

    I spend Me moments listening to music and enjoying a sweet treat.

  94. I spend my me time with a good book and even better chocolate!

  95. I enjoy books and crossword puzzles.

  96. Stephanie Larison says:

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

  97. Lisa Voyce says:

    I like to sit back with a caramel latte.

  98. Crystal F says:

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

  99. Wanda McHenry says:

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

  100. Need to go to gym and then hot coffee make me feel lot better

  101. 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.

  102. I love spending my “me” moments out in nature taking macro photos!

  103. 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

  104. Richard Hicks says:

    I take a moment for myself when I go cycling solo.

  105. Laurie Emerson says:

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

  106. Kathryn C says:


    Favorite way to spend a *me moment* is by relaxing on my sunny porch with a good book or some magazines, a hot beverage (tea) & some Milano cookies!


  107. When I find the time, I like to read and have a cup of tea!

  108. Nathan Kirsch says:

    I snuggle with my dog and read books.

  109. 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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