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If there is one thing that I’ve learned since becoming a mom it’s that ‘mom time’ can be scarce…but so necessary for your sanity! Time to breath, relax, and regroup is important for any person to have, but since being a mom is a 24/7 job…it’s a bit trickier to get! OREO challenged me to share how I get my mom time and what I like to do to enjoy my time. So here are a few of my favorite things to do!
My 3 Favorite Ways to Enjoy Mom Time
On a typical day I am able to have enjoy my ‘mom time’ when my daughter goes down for her first nap in the midmorning. At her other naps later in the day I am usually tackling cleaning or cooking, and after she goes to bed for the night the beauty blogger in me has to get to work. 🙂 So, yeah, the only “me” mommy-time I get to relax and not ‘think’ is in the morning.
What do I like to do when I have “mom time”? Well, of course it varies on occasion, but here are three things that I routinely do more often than not.
Do My Makeup
So once Olivia is down for her first nap I like to put my makeup on. She usually sleeps for over an hour, so I have plenty of time to have fun with my makeup. I should probably clarify that I prefer to put on makeup on a daily basis not because I think I need it, but because I enjoy it! It’s a lot of fun and very relaxing for me. I try not to think about dinner, or errands and just experiment with makeup. Creating a new look or trying out a new product is really fun. And I know I’m not alone — right, makeup addicts?? 😉
Eat Something Chocolate-y
I have a weakness for chocolate. And about 99% of the time my sweet tooth is calling to me. I try not to do it every day…but I frequently bring something easy and yummy with me when I sit down at my vanity to do my makeup. And most recently, I’ve been loving these new OREO Thins, specifically the Mint OREO Thins and the Chocolate OREO Thins.
If you haven’t seen them in store yet…check your local Kroger (or Kroger Banner store, check HERE for the nearest store!). That’s where I find my OREO Thins. If you haven’t tried these, you really need to! I love how crisp and delicate they are. The perfect size to munch on a few while doing my makeup! If you’ve tried these, let me know which is your favorite!
Sip on Iced Coffee
I am so addicted to iced coffee right now! It was getting a little out of hand how often I would drive down to my favorite local coffee shop. So after much trial and error, I finally discovered the best method to making it at home. (The secret is in cold brewing my coffee the night before…google it, or let me know and I can make a tutorial! 😉 ) So now when I am ready to do my makeup I make my iced coffee just the way I like it and sip on it while doing my makeup…and nibbling on my OREO Thins! 😉
Don’t worry, this is NOT the cup I typically use for my iced coffee. That one is about 4-5 times the size of this one (…I told y’all I was addicted! 😛 ) But I used this cup because my other cup wouldn’t fit in frame in these shots…and I had already drank a full cup that day and didn’t want to over-caffeinate (that’s a nightmare when you’re breastfeeding! 😮 ) So…yeah…all that chatter to say…I LOVE ICED COFFEE! Anyone else….or just me? 😛
Ready for the Giveaway?
And now, as promised, we have a giveaway! This is a pretty freakin-fantastic giveaway, because everyone can use a $1,000 gift card to Kroger, right?! I just recently moved to a state that has Kroger…and I’ve been in love with that store ever since! I always have a fantastic shopping experience when I go there — everything is clean, it’s easy to navigate the store, and you can find literally everything you need inside; from groceries, to clothes, to cleaning supplies! And I can’t even count how much money their fuel points have saved us in the year we’ve been in Virginia, which is awesome!
Before you go, I would LOVE to hear how you enjoy some mom time! Do you enjoy a few OREO Thins while taking a breather during the day? Is makeup your get away? Leave it in the comments below!
ENJOY? PLEASE IN IT!
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