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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Comfort Factor: Relaxing During Your Period: Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card!

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Comfort During Your Period:
I often express that there is just no place like home! When do I most want to be comfortable at home and relaxing? That is right, during "that time of the month." That is right, ladies, we are talking about being comfortable during our periods. Between the cramps, bloating, and sugar cravings... a girl just deserves some self-pampering, comfort food, and relaxing rituals! 
 
How do I like to relax during my period? 
Feeling comfortable and relaxing is so important to me during my period. So, I will describe my ideal relaxation ritual that I like to do during my period as well as share my long-standing favorite comfort food recipe for homemade Oatmeal Cookies! 
 

Comfortable PJs + Fuzzy Socks + Cookies + Herbal Tea+ A Good Book/TV Show =Relaxation!
During "that time of the month" when cramps and bloating are at their peak, I like a relaxing evening at home. I like to get in my most comfortable jammies and thick fuzzy socks and slippers as early as possible. Then, I like to curl up on the couch with either a good book or a "brain candy" vampire television show, a few oatmeal cookies, and a big mug of herbal tea. To me, this is the epitome of comfort and relaxation. The clothing is comfortable, the tea is soothing, the cookies fulfill that sugar-craving (raise your hand if you get those during "that time"!), and the book/tv show takes my mind to another place. All of this is so relaxing and regenerating for me!
 
The Cookie Prep:
So, earlier in the day, I will set out to make one of my all-time favorite recipes: Oatmeal Cookies. This recipe comes from my Better Homes and Gardens "New Junior Cookbook" that I have had since I was 5 years old! My mother gave me this book one year for Christmas. I have literally made every single recipe in this book and actually grab for this book often for old favorites like these Oatmeal Cookies! Not only does the act of eating these cookies in the evening relax me, but I enjoy the whole process of making them! I adore baking and find baking to be one of my favorite creative outlets. Now that I am a Mom myself, I like including my 2-year old daughter in the cookie making. I know that I am making memories with her and I love thinking about how I made these very same cookies with my Mother. All of these thoughts bring me comfort and warms my heart.

Oatmeal Cookies:
(recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens "New Junior Cook Book", 1979, yes, I am that old, lol!)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup regular sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces or raisins (*optional)
shortening
 
1. In large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, both kinds of sugar, salt, and soda. Add the 1/2 cup shortening, egg, milk, and vanilla. Stir with wooden spoon 'til well mixed or mix with your hands. Mix in the oats and the chocolate pieces or raisins. 
 
2. With adult help (lol, yes, this is from a children's cookbook), turn oven to 350 degrees. Grease 1 or 2 cookie sheets with some shortening.
 
3. Drop dough from a teaspoon to make mounds about 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Push dough off one spoon with another spoon.
 
4. With adult help (again, lol), put cookie sheet into the oven. Bake for 12 minutes. With adult help, remove from the oven. Use pancake turner to lift cookies onto cooling rack. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with rest of dough (and my page rips here... so, I do not know the rest of the recipe... but, the cookies are really finished at this point).
 

So, that is my relaxation ritual for comfort during my period. Cozy PJs and slippers, herbal tea, cookies, and a good book or tv show. That is comfort! 
 
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99 comments:

CosmeticCrazy said...

I love to relax with an "at home spa", a warm bath with my favorite, relaxing scented products, followed by a clay mask and a mani/pedi and my favorite scented body lotion before laying on top of the bed watching some good old true crime shows - My idea of a good time lol!

CosmeticCrazy said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/aitch77/status/507581083089510401

Abby said...

It's been so long since I've pampered myself, Being a Mom .. there isn't much time left in the week for myself. But I do love to paint my nails & take a bubble bath.

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Abby said...

https://twitter.com/AbbySovko/status/507599205221683200

Mami2jcn said...

I ask my husband for a massage.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/507648046692184064

lil_lady_dz said...

I like to pamper myself by taking a day for a spa day with my girlfriends.

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lil_lady_dz said...

Tweeted here-- https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/507680329176326144

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SoJez said...

I've got two words: hot chocolate. It makes everything better.

latanya t said...

I like to take a long bath while reading a good book

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latanya t said...

https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/507690916203606016

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Elena said...

I like to pamper myself by taking hot bubble bath

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Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/507695424870686720

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kellyr78 said...

I pamper myself by eating chocolate and wearing my favorite pajamas.
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kellyr78 said...

tweet
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Gina Wildorchid said...

I pamper myself by lighting candles and taking a bubble bath!

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Gina Wildorchid said...

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Linnie said...

I go get a manicure and a shoulder massage to pamper myself!

Linnie said...

https://twitter.com/AmyHadra/status/507736596544622592

Anonymous said...

https://twitter.com/Irishchick113/status/507865270967218178

Anonymous said...

I would buy some candles and chocolate!!

Lisa Brown said...

i pamper myself by taking a long hot bath at least once a week

Lisa Brown said...

https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/507919263105957888

steve weber said...

I usually get a full body massage to help me relax.

Courtney B said...

i take a long hot bath with a face mask, lots of bubbles and i read a good book!!

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Courtney B said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/507955709254717440

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clc408 said...

I pamper myself by taking a walk while listening to an audio book on my iPod.

clc408 said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/clc408/status/507962319033221120

susan1215 said...

I pamper myself by taking a nice bubble bath, while listening to music and reading a good book

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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/508054464700235776

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Colleen Boudreau said...

I get a pedicure!

Colleen Boudreau said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/collifornia/status/508123458514210816

Natalie said...

I try to pamper myself by going for long walks or runs and by taking lots of hot showers. Listening to music is also pampering.

Natalie said...

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Suburban prep said...

I will take a few minutes to have a nice hot epsom salts bath with some candles and magazines.
I will try and have a few minutes to myself to knit as well. for me this is very calming.


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Allison said...

I pamper myself with a face mask and glass of red wine - I get horrible period cramps (and also bloat like crazy), so just take some time for me and lounging on the couch is a perfect means to let myself relax!

Elle said...

I pamper myself by taking a nice, hot bath with a good book.
prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

Elle said...

https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/509063552078864384

JC said...

Chunky double chocolate cookies always give me comfort. I love to enjoying them with a cup of joe.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

Chunky double chocolate cookies always give me comfort. I love to enjoying them with a cup of joe.
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JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/509536645507715072

Ashley said...

A hot bubble bath.

Anna Pry said...

hot bath and pedicure, coffee and chocolates pryfamily5@gmail.com

Anna Pry said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/thepryfamily5/status/510240598977036288 pryfamily5@gmail.com

Tina said...

i take a hot bath
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Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/510974382131277824
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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I pamper myself by taking 15 minutes to myself to drink a cup of tea, eat some chocolate and catch up online.
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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Tweeted for a second entry

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One Frugal Girl said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/511626232740737025

One Frugal Girl said...

I like to watch romantic comedies or anything funny really.

stOOpidgErL said...

I love relaxing with a glass of wine and a box of luxurious chocolates!
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erika said...

The rare moments I get a chance to sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy some silence is great pampering!

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benz1171 said...

I sleep in on weekends. benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

benz1171 said...

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benz1171 said...

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MCantu1019 said...

I take a warm bath.
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tara pittman said...

I pamper myself with fancy chocolates and a cup of coffee. I also like to be alone.

Angel Jacklyn said...

https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/514601376580526080 afjackly@oakland.edu

Angel Jacklyn said...

I TEND TO SIT AT HOME IN MY PAJAMAS AND KICK BACK TO PAMPER MYSELF, IM NOT A BIG SOCIAL BUG afjackly@oakland.edu

Erica Best said...

i love baking too it relaxing

Erica Best said...

i love ice cream

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/514892380936630273

Rebecca W. said...

I like to take long hot baths!

Kerry said...

A nice hot bath helps me a lot.
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/515854228070211585
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Amy said...

I love a nice bubble bath!

Betty C said...

I pamper myself with a long hot bath and sometimes will add either a nice little glass of wine or an ice cream sundae depending on my mood.

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Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/516375596939505664
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Tabathia B said...

By curling up with a good book

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Tabathia B said...

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/516595687111159808

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LauraJJ said...

Oh I love to pamper myself by getting into pj's early...and curling up with a great book and hot chocolate!
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LauraJJ said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/ilovemybeagle22/status/516616651211436032
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sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

During that special time of the month, I pamper myself by getting a little more rest. sonyadmorris@gmail.com

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

Link to tweet:
https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/516463456535318529
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DistractedMommy said...

My daughter and I set up a "spa" in the bathroom and do each other's nails! It's great!

DistractedMommy said...

https://mobile.twitter.com/Shiebs24/status/516769797795639296
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Kristen said...

I like to put on comfy PJs and curl up on the couch & if possible get a foot rub.

Kristen said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/516800797879705600

Wanda McHenry said...

I pamper myself with relaxing music, a bubble bath and a glass of wine.

Wanda McHenry said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/516835066119340033

Amanda Sakovitz said...

i get manicures when I can
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Amanda Sakovitz said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/516982077942927360
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Lisa Garner said...

I like to pamper myself with a new nail polish and a distracting pedicure.

Lisa Garner said...

I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/516988385869578241

angie lilly said...

I pamper myself with long, scented, foot soaks!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/517042351244464128
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Thomas Murphy said...

I like to go out to a nice dinner to pamper myself.

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Thomas Murphy said...

https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/517048375863025665

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Janice said...

A nice manicure and pedicure
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Janice said...

https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/517085307229831168
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Annette said...

I pamper myself with a manicure and a pedicure.

Annette said...

I tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/ThatTuxedoCat/status/517092541313720320

ms-texas said...

i posted a tweet here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/517103369949683712

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ms-texas said...

i like to pamper myself by relaxing with a good book

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Bonnie C. said...

I pamper myself by taking care of my nails - I am usually taking on the phone or watching TV at the time, and I take off any polish that is on them, and then I groom my cuticles, file and shape my nails, and then if I want to put on a new color I do that (base coat, 2 coats of color, top coat, and drying drops). It's a necessary task, but also relaxing. :-)

Thanks so much for having this giveaway! :-)

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Bonnie C. said...

I tweeted here (yay for an extra entry!) :-) -
https://twitter.com/missbonniebelle/status/517182989055565825



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