My Top Ten Ten Minutes

Do you take time out for you?  As a busy mom it is hard to take that time to just relax and focus on yourself.  We feel selfish and remember the bazillion other things that need to be done.  What would you do with ten, silent, uninterrupted minutes devoted to take care of you?

If I have ten minutes to refresh and renew here is what I would do (in no particular order).

1.  Take a bubble bath (with some intoxicating baby bombs from LUSH).

2.  Read a magazine (Family Fun, MS Living, PB catalogs, Ballard Designs, House Beautiful).

3.  Get a pedicure (please can I have more than 10 minutes though!).

4.  Get my eyebrows threaded (weird I know but I feel like a woman again after my caterpillars eyebrows are under control).

5.  Enjoy a massage.

6.  Eat a DQ Blizzard (mild obsession gaining ground here)

7.  Paint (I really enjoy the fumes…just kidding).

8.  Blog Surf (you guys really do inspire me and help renew my creative spirit).

9.  Anything with my hubby (I just love being with him and can’t get enough of him).

10. Bask in the sun (because ten minutes is seriously all my red-headed, fair skinned self can take).

What is your top ten?

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Comments

  1. Another paint fume lover! I'm not the only weirdo.
    What is this eyebrow threading?? I have heard of it but it doesn't sound pleasant.
    I'm a magazine person, though 10 mins is not enough.
    Sitting in the sun revives me.
    When my kids were little I would make them brush my hair. It's so relaxing. I would let them watch cartoons while they brushed 🙂

  2. asnipofgoodness says:

    I am so with you in the sun basking thing, but i need way more then 10 minutes. I hate getting a pedi, but love the after. Magazines, yum! The bath thing, not so much, but I often escape to the shower. Spending time with Hubby for sure! Any kind of crafting, or creating would be on there. reading, web surfing, quick drop in to Homegoods, and last but not least a little one on one with my Savior, there, I think that's ten. Thanks for reminding me of all my favorites, now if I can just figure out how to only take 10 minutes!! 🙂
    Love your blog. When's the next roadside rescue party?

  3. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    i am so with you on the blizzards- mint oreo is my all time favorite. YUM!!! I honestly like to just stand in the shower and enjoy the warm water hitting me, and just the sounds of the water falling and nothing else- no kids, nothing! i also enjoy 10 minutes snuggling with one of my dogs who don't get as much love and attention as they used to!

  4. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    i am so with you on the blizzards- mint oreo is my all time favorite. YUM!!! I honestly like to just stand in the shower and enjoy the warm water hitting me, and just the sounds of the water falling and nothing else- no kids, nothing! i also enjoy 10 minutes snuggling with one of my dogs who don't get as much love and attention as they used to!

  5. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    i am so with you on the blizzards- mint oreo is my all time favorite. YUM!!! I honestly like to just stand in the shower and enjoy the warm water hitting me, and just the sounds of the water falling and nothing else- no kids, nothing! i also enjoy 10 minutes snuggling with one of my dogs who don't get as much love and attention as they used to!

  6. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    i am so with you on the blizzards- mint oreo is my all time favorite. YUM!!! I honestly like to just stand in the shower and enjoy the warm water hitting me, and just the sounds of the water falling and nothing else- no kids, nothing! i also enjoy 10 minutes snuggling with one of my dogs who don't get as much love and attention as they used to!

  7. I love LUSH products too!! My next house will have a bathtub big enough to enjoy them properly!

    And my husband and I have recently rekindled our love for DQ blizzards too! Cookie Dough is my favorite!

  8. Cris Goode says:

    My Top Ten would be:

    Read my favorite blogs
    Jump on the trampoline with my kiddo
    Rock my baby (3 yr old)
    Chat with a girlfriend on the phone
    Drink a super-cold diet coke
    Read some cool quotes
    Play with my dog (that really isn't my dog but thinks he is…)
    Take photographs
    Edit photographs
    Share photographs with a friend (see a theme?)

  9. Hanging out with a purring cat on my lap JUST beats a LUSH bath, but only just. Ever tried Blue Skies And Fluffy White Clouds? Pachouli heaven, can't beat it! And if the man grabs a massage bar and kneads a days worth of stress out of me, the world feels like a better place. Thanks, LUSH!

  10. Oh…read (uninterrupted), clean my desk so I can work on a project, lay in the sun in my backyard…not 10 of them but this week any of those would be welcome!

  11. GirlWithCurls says:

    I had to look up "Threading eyebrows" because I had never heard of such a thing. I'm astonished and amazed. I have to find out of there's a threading salon in Seattle!

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