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Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Sundae + Giveaway

Ok, moms. Is your life as flat-out bananas as mine is? With 3 boys under 10, two of whom are doing baseball and one who will be starting soccer soon, plus school activities, doctor’s appointments and play dates, some days I feel fortunate if I’m able to squeeze in a shower for myself. 
 

Get a little "you time" with an ice cream sundae made with vanilla ice cream, homemade dulce de leche and Pepperidge Farm Dulce de Leche Milano Cookies.

So every so often, although not as often as I would like, I decide to have a little “me time.” It’s usually an evening when my husband is out of town and the kids are already in bed. I snuggle up on the couch with the dog, grab a good book and some ice cream and just enjoy the silence. {All the while praying it’s not going to be broken by this conversation, which has word-for-word actually happened in my house: Mason: “Mooooooommmm!!” Me: “Mason, go to sleep.” Mason: “But I have to tell you something!” Me: “Mason, be quiet and GO TO SLEEP!” Mason: “But I really have to tell you something!” Me: “WHAT?!?” Mason: “I can’t go to sleep.”} If I’m really going to spoil myself, I’ll make me a fancy little ice cream sundae with some Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Cookies.

Get a little "you time" with an ice cream sundae made with vanilla ice cream, homemade dulce de leche and Pepperidge Farm Dulce de Leche Milano Cookies.

This little concoction is so darn good, it’s ridiculous. Sweet and creamy vanilla bean ice cream, homemade dulce de leche sauce and Dulce de Leche Milano cookies. It’s like a portal into a whole other state of mind. 

Get a little "you time" with an ice cream sundae made with vanilla ice cream, homemade dulce de leche and Pepperidge Farm Dulce de Leche Milano Cookies.

Now, I would happily just sit and house an entire bag of Milano cookies on their own. They are so delicious, and I love how many flavors there are {Dulce de Leche, Mint Chocolate and Milk Chocolate are my favorites, but I just saw Lemon Milano cookies the other day — they are insanely good, and I am currently figuring out a recipe for those as well. Stay tuned.} But if you’re going for some “you time,” you might as well go whole hog, right? And if you’re going with some Dulce de Leche Milano cookies, you might as well go nuts and make yourself some dulce de leche to go right along with them.

Get a little "you time" with an ice cream sundae made with vanilla ice cream, homemade dulce de leche and Pepperidge Farm Dulce de Leche Milano Cookies.

I could not believe how easy it was to make dulce de leche. Although I guess, if we’re being technical here, this is totally the cheater’s way to make dulce de leche. Apparently the traditional version involves literally like 9 or 10 hours of simmering, with you having to stir every 20 minutes or so. Um, just, no. So I decided to make it in my slow cooker. With one ingredient. Seriously. All you do is pour the contents of one can of sweetened condensed milk into a canning jar and screw on the lid. Place the jar in your slow cooker, fill it with water so the water level is about an inch over the top of the jar, slap the lid on your slow cooker, set it to low, and forget about it for 8 hours. I left it overnight, and was greeted by the most beautiful golden brown dulce de leche when I woke up. {You can also make it right in the can on the stove, but I saw a couple of warnings online about people letting the water level get too low and the can actually exploded. Call me crazy, but my idea of relaxing “me time” does not involve cleaning caramel off my kitchen ceiling.}

Get a little "you time" with an ice cream sundae made with vanilla ice cream, homemade dulce de leche and Pepperidge Farm Dulce de Leche Milano Cookies.

To make the sundae, I just used a nice big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, poured on some of my ridiculous dulce de leche, and crumbled 25 a few Dulce de Leche Milano cookies right on top. Heaven, I tell you. 

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  • Reply
    Kelly D
    May 4, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I like to get me time by going on a nature walk or by enjoying a cup of coffee.

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    Kelly D
    May 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/595342730173243392

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    Julie Wood
    May 4, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    My favorite way to get me time is to make healthy smoothies, and spending time doing my yoga and meditation. It really helps me stay focused!

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    Julie Wood
    May 4, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Tweet entry
    https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/595360036915793920

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    Mami2jcn
    May 4, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/595369741717475328

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    Mami2jcn
    May 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm

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

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    Elena
    May 4, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I like to read a book and enjoy a cup of coffee

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    Lindsay
    May 4, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I love getting in the kitchen and baking something delicious for my “me” time!

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    heather
    May 4, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Me time is a hot bubble bath and these cookies.

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    Lisa Brown
    May 5, 2015 at 7:28 am

    i try to set aside time to read my favorite books daily.

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    Natalie
    May 5, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I like to take a moment or two by myself by either going for a long run or drawing. I never have time to draw anymore!!

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    Pamela Gurganus
    May 5, 2015 at 11:17 am

    My favorite way to get some “me” time is to sit out on the patio with a good book and a nice glass of wine.

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    Pamela Gurganus
    May 5, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I tweeted about this promotion. https://twitter.com/PJGurganus/status/595608041959116801

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    steve weber
    May 5, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    My favorite way to get me time is close my door, pour a drink and listen to some good music.

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    steve weber
    May 5, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Tweet- https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/595707752627965954

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    Heather B
    May 6, 2015 at 10:29 am

    My favorite way to get me time is to lock myself in my crafting room and make something new for the house or yard.

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    latanya t
    May 6, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    reading a good book

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    OFG
    May 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Reading (just about anything) or writing in one of my many journals.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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    Leigh Anne Borders
    May 6, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    https://twitter.com/leighanne000/status/596108020947558401

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    Leigh Anne Borders
    May 6, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I enjoy reading and enjoying a nice glass of wine

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    Jessie C.
    May 7, 2015 at 12:16 am

    My favorite way to get some “me time” is to get up early daily.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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    Jessie C.
    May 7, 2015 at 12:16 am

    -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/596166388370132992

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    Kim D.
    May 7, 2015 at 2:45 am

    I like to spend some “me time” with a good book or a movie.

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    Kim D.
    May 7, 2015 at 2:47 am

    tweeted https://twitter.com/mom22girlz/status/596204534583537669

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    Sarah Hall
    May 7, 2015 at 10:41 am

    My favorite me time is a cup of tea and good magazine.

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    rachel
    May 8, 2015 at 7:14 am

    The baby’s naptime is my time! Although it’s usually spent frantically doing everything I can’t do when she’s awake, I still occasionally take a little break to read or work on a craft.

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    sandra
    May 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I like to take a hot shower and sing at the top of my lungs

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    Nicole
    May 10, 2015 at 1:21 am

    My ultimate way to get some “me” time is to enjoy my sun room, with my favorite cup of tea and a good book.

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    Nicole
    May 10, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Shared via Twitter: https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/597270310136647681

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    nadya kotik
    May 11, 2015 at 6:19 am

    I love to watch my shows with ice cream or shop by myself

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    Gina M
    May 18, 2015 at 11:05 am

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

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    dari
    May 23, 2015 at 7:52 am

    I like to read.

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    Stephanie Phelps
    May 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    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!

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    Stephanie Phelps
    May 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/602262650270035969

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    Lauren E.
    May 30, 2015 at 10:23 am

    My fave way to make me time is to just sit on the porch and watch the hummingbirds.

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    Amy Tong
    June 1, 2015 at 2:19 am

    This looks so good. I can definitely have 5, mean one right now! My favorite way to get some me time is enjoy my favorite treat, any thing with dark chocolate…and a cup of tea and watch a TV show.
    amy [at] utry [dot] it
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    Amy Tong
    June 1, 2015 at 2:20 am

    tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/605257555342811137

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    BusyWorkingMama
    June 2, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I unwind with a long spin class session all by myself. It feels great to work out and refresh my body!
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    Elle
    June 14, 2015 at 5:03 pm

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

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    Anastasia Falling
    June 15, 2015 at 3:55 am

    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 🙂

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    Anastasia Falling
    June 15, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Tweeted 🙂 – https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/610354826895953921

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    Ashley C
    June 15, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I like to do yoga 🙂

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    Sandy Klocinski
    June 15, 2015 at 10:06 am

    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.

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    Christina Sparks
    June 15, 2015 at 10:16 am

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

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    Margaret Smith
    June 15, 2015 at 11:25 am

    I like to relax with a good book. Thanks so much.

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    Margaret Smith
    June 15, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/610468176195907584
    Thanks again.

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    HilLesha
    June 15, 2015 at 1:28 pm

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

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    nickie
    June 15, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Reading a good book

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    Cynthia C
    June 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    My “me” time comes at night when I go to bed with a few pieces of dark chocolate and binge watch my favorites on Netflix.

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    Debbi Wellenstein
    June 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm

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

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    paige chandler
    June 15, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I take a stress relief bath with no phone, kids, or noise.

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    Stephanie V.
    June 15, 2015 at 7:33 pm

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

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    Ashley C
    June 15, 2015 at 8:48 pm

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

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    Barbara M
    June 15, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I enjoy playing games on my iPad mini after the kids go to bed.
    And I also enjoy an iced coffee!
    thank you

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    Barbara M
    June 15, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/610618480979677185

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    Lynn T.
    June 15, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    My favorite way to get me time, is by shutting the door and putting on a marathon of movies or tv shows on Sunday afternoon

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    mickeyfan
    June 15, 2015 at 10:13 pm

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

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    Denise S
    June 16, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    I unwind by reading in bed in the evenings.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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    Brittney House
    June 16, 2015 at 10:52 pm

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

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    debbie
    June 17, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I get a little me time by making a nice glass of iced tea, grabbing a good book, and maybe a cookie!

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    debbie
    June 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    tweet: https://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/611266347683704832

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    sarah hirsch
    June 19, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I like to unwind by watching a little brainless television

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    Kathleen
    June 19, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    My favorite way to get me time is with a long hot shower and a cup of tea.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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    Rosanne
    June 21, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I like to just be by myself and get on my computer and communicate with friends

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    Rosanne
    June 21, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rosannepm/status/612792113542111232

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    maria cantu
    June 22, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    I like to read a book while drinking coffee.

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    Leela
    June 22, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    A long, hot shower.

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    Kimberly Hilbert
    June 23, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I have lots of ways to get ‘me’ time. Usually the penalty for interrupting me is to clean (room, kitchen, bathroom) that if I’m reading or something I’m left alone. Reading quietly in my room is my #1 way to get it.
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    Venus Marie Lay
    June 24, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I spend me time reading a good book!

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    AIMEE FREEMAN
    June 24, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I LIKE TO ZONE OUT FOR A LITTLE ME TIME AND WRITE. WRITING IS MY PASSION. I LOVE WHEN I CAN PUT THE MUSIC ON, DRINK SOME WINE AND GET LOST IN ONE OF MY STORIES.

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    Karen Drake
    June 24, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I like to take a warm bubble bath and drink a glass of wine.

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    Kimmy Ripley
    June 25, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    My me-time is spent at the computer with a cup of coffee. 🙂

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    Debbie B
    June 26, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    i enjoy me time every afternoon when i get off work – i enjoy relaxing and watching my soaps!

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    Debbie B
    June 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/614596280623345664

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    Tarissa
    June 26, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Sometimes I just need a good book to get lost in. 🙂
    pixelberrypie at yahoo dot com

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    Susan Smith
    June 27, 2015 at 11:33 am

    My me time is sitting on my balcony reading a good book with a glass of wine.

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    Susan Smith
    June 27, 2015 at 11:35 am

    https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/614819128109584384

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    Amanda Sakovitz
    June 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I enjoy me time by running.

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    Amanda Sakovitz
    June 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/aes529/status/614838343801683968

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    Kathy Pease
    June 27, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I like to plant flowers in my garden

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    Kathy Pease
    June 27, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/614924040730341376

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    ELIZABETH P
    June 27, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    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.

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    joni
    June 27, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    I like having a coffee on my porch swing

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    Thomas Murphy
    June 28, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I like to wake up early and have coffee and read a book.

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    Thomas Murphy
    June 28, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/615189346585608192

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    Bert Ruiz
    June 28, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    my “me time” is usually early in the mornings, I like to wake up before the rest of my family so I can read the Word

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    Bert Ruiz
    June 28, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    my tweet https://twitter.com/iamdadtastic/status/615251374624804864

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    Kerry
    June 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I like to sit in the sun with a good book!

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    Daniel M
    June 28, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    read a chapter or 2

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    Jeffrey
    June 29, 2015 at 10:43 am

    My favorite way to get “me time” is going for a run, it clears my head and eases my mood preparing me for the most hectic of days. When I miss a run, well…everyone knows!

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    Jeffrey
    June 29, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/615532767376461824.

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    Lisa Garner
    June 29, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I love to get me time by taking a run and listening to my favorite music.

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    Lisa Garner
    June 29, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/615578583612944384

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    Sadie B.
    June 29, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I get some me time while out in my garden.

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    Denise L
    June 29, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    My favorite me time is staying up late and reading a good book!

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    Denise L
    June 29, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    tweeted – https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/615610348083609600

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    Ed
    June 29, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I enjoy being on the bicycle.

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    Stephanie Larison
    June 29, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I like to relax in bed with a good book.

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    Stephanie Larison
    June 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    https://twitter.com/Stephanie64030/status/615646025139617793

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    Lisa Voyce
    June 29, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I am my dad’s caretaker and my grandbaby’s part time babysitter. I’ll have a caramel latte when they are both napping.

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    Crystal F
    June 29, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    My favorite way to get some me time is by soaking in the tub and reading for a little while. Thank you!

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    Wanda McHenry
    June 29, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    My favorite “me time” is with a cup of coffee sitting out on our patio enjoying the birds in the mornings

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    Wanda McHenry
    June 29, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/615729855427137536

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    Breanne
    June 30, 2015 at 1:38 am

    I like to take a bath.

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    Erica B.
    June 30, 2015 at 1:48 am

    I do a crossword puzzle.

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    rajee
    June 30, 2015 at 6:28 am

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

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    angie
    June 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    As a homemaker, getting “me time” is not a struggle. I am home alone every day. LOL
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    Kerry
    June 30, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/615955816617746432

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    Ellie Wright
    June 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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

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    Richard Hicks
    June 30, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    https://twitter.com/ardy22/status/615980254365118464

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    Tabathia B
    June 30, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I like to sneak in a bubble bath,with my book or kindle and a glass of sweet tea

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Tabathia B
    June 30, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/615982645135192064

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Laurie Emerson
    June 30, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    My favorite way to get some me time is to read a book and escape into the world of romance.

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    Michelle Washburn
    June 30, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Tweet tweet https://twitter.com/tweeteeface/status/616020113649737728

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    Michelle Washburn
    June 30, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I like a really hot bath and a great book, and maybe a little side of cheesecake and wine

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    Jerry Marquardt
    June 30, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I take time for myself with Milano Cookies everyday and they are so relaxing.

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    melissa Resnick
    June 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    chocolate anything, is my favorite indulgence

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    denise a
    June 30, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    I spend “me” time having a good cup of tea and reading a good book!

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    Kristen
    July 1, 2015 at 12:03 am

    I love to take an iced tea and sit out in my backyard.

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    Kristen
    July 1, 2015 at 12:04 am

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/616094527892295682

    (it’s still 6/30 on the west coast!)

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    Gwyn Guinn
    October 4, 2016 at 5:54 am

    My favorite way to get some “me time”, is when I am at my Bible Study with my friends, learning about my Lord, and drinking a glass of sweet tea.

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