Friday, January 23, 2009

Chocolate Therapy 101

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Congratulations to KK @ Running Through Life! Hope you enjoy the chocolate as much as I did!


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Pheww! Mama needs a break!






With four, VERY active, 1.5 yr old quadruplets...I sometimes find myself in need of a relaxing getaway---or at least some serious "chocolate therapy". (I know you other moms know EXACTLY what I'm talking about!)



So when BlogHer approached me with a review involving CHOCOLATE TASTE TESTING--(yes folks, you read that correctly)--I was not about to pass on this delightful opportunity. What better reason to fudge on that New Year's resolution, right?! A big box of M&M's new Premium Chocolates arrived at my door and I thought I was in heaven.

I enlisted the help of several- MORE THAN WILLING -volunteers: My beautifully pregnant sister-in-law and older brother (both of whom are self-proclaimed "Chocoholics")---and we immediately began the arduous task of evaluating these stylish new candies. ;)
(Hey...its a tough job...but somebody's gotta do it, right?!)

Having never seen these deluxe candies, I was immediately smitten with the dazzling array of jewel-toned colors. (How incredibly fun?!) And as I bit into each morsel of chocolately goodness, I let my mind wander to various thoughts and places. The following is my personal experience with these fab new flavors.


Mocha

Warm, comfy, cozy...I'm curled up in a ball, listening to the soft crackling of the fireplace, drinking a soothing Vanilla Latte, with a good book-in-hand. I LOVE that the Mocha chocolates taste like chocolate covered Espresso beans, without having to break your teeth! The invigorating burst of coffee flavor will awaken your taste buds...I could only eat two or three at a time--which is GREAT! Usually all I need is a small nip of something sweet and I'm good to go. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!


Raspberry Almond

Hip, stylish, confident...Its GIRL'S NIGHT OUT, ladies! Throw on your high heels and lets go hit the town! With a package of M&M's Premium Raspberry Almonds in my clutch, I am feeling fabulous and ready to have some fun! The dark chocolate and raspberry combination was easily my favorite (if not for the sparkling hot pink color alone!)--and throw an almond in the mix as well?--UH-MAY-ZING! I confess, I could NOT stop at just 2 or 3 of these almonds...I think I may have found my new favorite affordable luxury!


Chocolate Almond

Fun, spontaneous, exciting...Its movie/game night with Joe and the kids! We pop in our favorite DVDs, play games- laughing until it hurts, make some buttery popcorn, and snack on these smooth milk chocolate almonds throughout the night. I am pretty sure I could eat an entire box in one sitting. I have always been a sucker for any chocolate covered almond--so, its almost like the other guys didn't stand a chance! I also loved the brilliant blue color of the almond...a sure way to spice up any bland party!

Triple Chocolate

Hmmm...I couldn't quite put my finger on it. I think I was expecting the hard crunchy outer shell of an M&M and was surprised to find a silky smooth piece of chocolate. At first I dismissed the Triple Chocolate M&M as your average chocolate candy...but the more I ate, the more I couldn't restrain myself! The unique blending of 3 deluxe chocolates (dark, milk, and white) created a rich taste that I began to crave at all hours of the day. You'd better watch yourself, because these will sneak up on you, and before you know it---the entire box is gone!
Who me?...No! I'm just sayin'...it COULD happen...(wink)

Mint Chocolate

Cool, brisk, refreshing...I feel alive- soaking in the fresh, crisp, mountain air reviving my soul. I'm relaxing in a rustic cabin, listening to a babbling brook, savoring every second of the mint chocolate morsel that is dissolving in my mouth. Perfect solution for an after-dinner treat to cleanse the palette. These candies remind me of dark chocolate covered peppermint patties--However, I prefer the M&M's Premium Mint Chocolate goodies because they are made of WHITE chocolate infused with mint and covered with a soft, dark chocolate exterior---an amazing taste combination all wrapped up in perfect miniature spheres of delight.

To learn more about these tasty treats, you can visit the M&M website!

I had SO much fun, closing my eyes and dreaming of fun places. It is truly amazing where your mind can take you! So lets have some fun with it, shall we????
I adore my fellow blog readers and would LOVE to know what YOU enjoy doing, how do YOU pamper yourself? Where can your mind take YOU?

THE CONTEST:
Simply answer the following question and you might win this M&M gift basket- valued at over $60!


The prize pack:

1 carton of M&M'S® Premiums Raspberry Almond
1 carton of M&M'S® Premiums Chocolate Almond
1 carton of M&M'S® Premiums Mocha
1 carton of M&M'S® Premiums Triple Chocolate
4 M&M'S® Brand Martini Glasses
1 pack of M&M'S® Premiums Wine Charms


Question:

"If you had ONE day to do ANYthing and EVERYthing in the world you wanted to do, how would you indulge yourself?"


There is no right or wrong answer--just leave me a comment with your own "Day of Indulgence" - or you may leave a link to your post on your own blog in the comments below. The contest will begin at 12:00 a.m. (PST) on Monday, January 26th, and will end Sunday, February 1st at 11:59 p.m (PST). Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct!


Official contest dates:
January 26th at 12 am (PST) to February 1st at 11:59 pm (PST)

Rules:
No duplicate comments.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
See the official rules for details.

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Please leave a valid email and check back on Monday when I announce the winner so that I can make sure you receive your prize.!

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Gen McNulty said...

Great post mama! LOVE IT and LOVE the subject matter!

Well, with four sick kiddos my answer at this moment in time would be...

SLEEP!! If I could indulge myself in anyway.. right this second.. it would be SLEEP!!

Love you Suz!
XOXO
Gen

Jen said...

The ones in the purple box are awesome!

Katherine said...

Great review! I love the pictures (and now I am craving chocolate!)

If I could do anything... sleep in until 9 and then spend the day with my hubby and 16 month old son... in Hawaii (if I'm going to dream, I'm going to dream big!)

The Mom said...

I would love to be in a beach house for a day, coffee in the morning in the sand. A few hours to read my current book. A lovely lunch of my favorite chips and salsa and flautas delivered to my kitchen. More reading, popping chocolate all afternoon. Then my favorite pizza with my favorite guy in front of bonfire, and some good wine! AHHH

Bethany said...

I love that you color coordinated all of the m&ms! They look delicious!

If I had a day to do anything and everything, I would sleep in, then drive to the hospital to cuddle a few newborn babies before spending the rest of the afternoon and evening enjoying my family :)

Cortney said...

Hmmm! One perfect day. I would wake up in Kenya and spend every minute of the the day with my boyfriend (he lives there). It would be great to see his face and spend time with him. Also, since it's the perfect day - while I was gone my house would be miraculously cleaning itself and my laundry washing and folding itself, while I was receiving triple pay at work. :) A girl can dream!

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

JenniferB said...

My perfect dream day? I'd have the money and time to take my kids on a Disney cruise and just pamper ourselves (all girls). Taking along M&M's, of course. :)
squirrelsmom*at*hotmail*dot*com

Lorie said...

Everything...that would have to be a long day! But it would envolve eating chocolate and almonds A LOT!!

And a nap.

And being on a beach with my husband.

Livin' Mi Vida Loca said...

Sleep. Read. Massage. Repeat.

Jilly Bean said...

Yummy. I'd spend the day with my family!

Rachel said...

If I could indulge myself for one day...I would be laying on the sunny beaches of the Turks and Caicos with my hubby and enjoying the fresh sand between my toes and the warm sun on my face I would eat whatever I wanted when I wanted it and just RELAX. No cell phone, no computer...
Now i have to get back to reality and work :(

thekirnancrib said...

you are soooo cute. I love how you matched each outfit in the pictures to the M&Ms!

I definitely would sleep, take a nice walk (when it's not 10 here in NY like it is now), and go out to eat to pamper myself! Hubby would have to be alongside me the whole day too! )

ashleykirnan@gmail.com

Sue said...

This is easy, I would be somewhere warm, and have someone else do the cooking. Hubby is welcome, kids are not LOL

Jimmie said...

Oh wow...with only ONE day?!? I guess I would just spend the day with my wonderful husband and perhaps we could jump on a plane to my very favorite beach in the whole world, Eagle Beach on Aruba!

Awesome contest--chocolate rocks!
kennedyj82@gmail.com

Amy Martin said...

Spa day!!! My hubby is gone alot and I have to deal with everything myself. I would love a day of pampering.

MasonTripletsPlusOne said...

My day would start by doing for others. I would love to go to the NICU where my babies were and be helpful in anyway possible, even if it's to lend an ear to a parent or rock a baby. Then I would love to have a great lunch ALONE and finish my day with an afternoon at the spa for a massage and mani/pedi:)

Jill

Emily said...

Ooh...those sound great!

Let's see...what would I do with a day...I would fly to Phi Phi Island in Thailand and sleep all day on the beach. Oh, but first I would have our second baby girl who is due in 5 days...that way the whole family could join in :o)

Thanks!
emily
adamandem at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

WOW....Chocolate giveway! What would I do if I had a day to myself.....
Well, I would head down to Myrtle Beach (3 hours away). Lay out my towel and soak in the sun (with lots of sunscreen of course) and listen to the waves, my ipod, and read a book. I would stay out until the sun goes down soaking up the quietness of the day without 5 children.
What I would NOT do....haha. I would not stay at home and home school my fourth grader, my third grader and my twin kindergarden children. I would also not do therapy on my adopted 2 year old that has bilaterial cochlear implants, and has had them for a year......so, we are working hard to get her to know her sounds.....and better yet SAY them. These are things I would not do since this is a normal day of my life :)
Amy
guateadoption@yahoo.com

MamasHood said...

I would sew and sleep and eat at Chilis if I could do anything for a day.

Lauren P said...

If I could do anything for a day, it would include cheesecake, a warmer climate, and good conversation with good friends!

The Van Nuland Family said...

I would sit next to a pool and RELAX. Granted I LOVE my boys to death but I would read a book or magazine and RELAX. One can dream right?!

Grandma Rozla said...

I would start the day at the spa - everything included - massage, hair, nails, skin then I would gather up all my grandbabies and spend the rest of the day with them - laughing, playing, eating, sleeping, running, jumping, all all the other things that little people do. Yep, that would be heavenly. I might even share the M&M's with them.

Shawn and Kimberly AKA Daddy and Mommy said...

Today, considering the weather is yucky and cold outside, I would indulge by going somewhere warm, relaxing and tropical. That way my kids could play outside and not be inside climbing the walls :)

Sam and Mandy said...

I love these M&Ms! If I could do anything I would spend a whole day with my husband basking in the Hawaiian sun!

PJ said...

Your kids are beautiful! My daughter is 24 and on her own 1700 miles away from us in Austin, TX. My perfect day would be spent there, shopping with her, dining out (soooo many wonderful choices), and just being together. Of course, a bag of those choc. covered almonds wouldn't hurt, either!

Leslie W said...

Love your blogs! If I could do anything, I would have a day to sleep in to whatever time I wanted and then shop the rest of the day away!

Jim and Cara Lea said...

I would definitely go to a day spa!

Amber, That's Me! said...

I also would spend it on the most beautiful seculded beach with my family. Just soft sand, sun, water, and lots of fun with my boys!

Jamie said...

I love all of the pictures!

My favorite way to pamper myself is a pedicure. I only go about twice a year, but it is so worth it!

stickyfeet2 at gmail dot com

J-me said...

I would try every kind of cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory. Then, visit all the hot beaches in the world. ALL of them!

This & That said...

I was wondering what the fancy M&Ms were all about, now I know.

My ideal day would be just hanging out with my husband and two boys doing whatever we feel like doing.

April said...

I would be on a cruise ship with a stop in Sydney, Australia. Shopping, swimming, snorkling, drinking wine, and eatting pie!

The Wade's said...

I love the review, especially the color coordinated clothing!

In my special day, I would sleep in, get a pedicure and massage, take a nap, and then go out for Japanese food with my hubby, then go see a movie.

If only :)

Lolly said...

Matching outfits! Very cute! To relax, I watch Grey's Anatomy and make hot apple cider or hot tea. YUM!

Libby and Mike said...

Hmmmm... Day of Indulgence.... I would wake up in my home, kiss the hubby and kiddo goodbye and treat myseld to a day about me! I would eat at my favorite breakfast place, hit the spa and be home late afternoon to "indulge" in some loving from my family! Whenever I get back from doing anything that, "mama!" I get to hear and that look from my husband of relief is more love than I know what to do with!

Toni said...

Love the post!

If I could indulge myself, I'd be in the Caribbean. Wake up with breakfast on the balcony. Then get a pedicure, and head to the beach and pool. Lots of reading and frozen drinks. Followed by candlelit dinner and wine. Can you tell I'm pregnant and miss drinks/wine?!

Dallas said...

I would indulge myself in a HOUSEKEEPER! That's right! Someone else to clean my house would be the best thing ever!

Andy, Stephanie, & Aiden said...

They look so good I would love to eat them!
If I could have one perfect day it would be at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico sipping Margarita's all day with my husband and son. MMM, what a dream!
Stephanie
stephanie_jeanne_berwald
at
hotmail dot com

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

An Indulgence day for me would involve a beach in Hawaii, a personal massage therapist and lots of chocolate!

Jennifer said...

Great review!

We just moved back to the U.S. and bought a house, AND I'm pregnant, so I'm a little overwhelmed right now! If I could indulge myself...

I would go to a beach somewhere and NOT think about painting the house!

Jennifer
jholt1014@gmail.com

Tara said...

You are a wonderfully creative writer!

If I had the day to do anything by myself I think I would spend it thrift store hopping in a wonderfully warm climate without being hampered by things like budgets and luggage restrictions. :) That's all. I'm pretty easy to please!

Krystyn said...

I'm pretty sure I'm with Gen right now. I would sleep, sleep, sleep. I don't know how you quad moms do it!

BTW, I love the pictures you did! You made it fun to read.

Finleypotamus said...

What a GREAT post. It was so well write and I love how you coordinated your outfits. I want some NOW! :) If I had one day to do as I please I would go to the fanciest spa anywhere and get a full body massage for hours, a facial, soak in a hot tub, eat some delicous food.... ahhh to dream!

finleypotamus@gmail.com

Mallory Cervas said...

My day would consist of having a great workout (preferrably pilates) so that while I indulge my cravings, I won't feel so bad :) Then it would DEFINITELY be off to the spa for lots of pampering......with my mom because she deserves it too. After that,dinner on a beach with my wonderful husband!

Graceandjoelroberts said...

I love it! One day, thats tough! I would probably head off to Australia to explore with all my favorite people!

Anonymous said...

I would spend the day at the beach with my honey and 5 kids. I've only been to the beach once and it was raining =( so I can't wait to go back! A chef would be there grilling food for us, whatever we wanted- all day. For dessert? Chocolate, of course =]

btw love your blog Suz! I usually don't comment but I check in almost everyday =]

Theresa
sixpack7678@embarqmail.com

Courtney said...

I would sleep in a dark and cold room with a down comforter until I couldn't stay asleep any longer. Then I would have a massage, a long one that was fantastic in everyway. Then I'd eat. Then I'd read some or blog or catch up on reading blogs. Then have a snack (maybe all those M&Ms if I win)...then I'd kiss on my kids and hubby and then go play some volleyball or something alone. Then maybe a movie with my hubby and icecream with my kids afterwards and then a nice dinner with my hubby and then sleep peacefully the rest of the night :)

laura said...

Taking a bath with out interruption , reading a book and watching movies with out interruption! (I live in a household with 4 teenagers, a baby and a 50 year old man!)

Greis said...

Yum, I love chocolate. If I could indulge in one thing it would be a 2 week trip down under. My dream vacation would be to visit Australia, what better an indulgence could I ask for?

debby said...

As i sit here eating my plain M&M and ponder your question:...I would want to eat all my favorite things (Chocolate being at the top of my list) and have fun with my favorite people somewhere near a large body of water.

Erika said...

Ahhhh I would spend a day at the spa then come home put on my jammies and watch movies(chick flix) all by myself while I am of course chowing on pizza and ice cream :0)

Taryn in NY tarynhomick@roadrunner.com said...

I would go to Disney world. I'm a sucker for cotton candy and an adrenaline rush- even at 31!

I love the colors of these M&M's! SOOO cute!

a cowgirl at heart said...

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Well, I think I would find the most fabulous spa somewhere remote and tropical and spend the day there with my hubby being pampered. It is my dream to get to do this someday...ah, I think I can hear the ocean!

Liz and Corey said...

If I could do anything, I would spend the day wandering the old sites of Rome, Italy. It is so beautiful!

I am longing for chocolate!

liz

Ashley said...

Suz, you are hilarious! I love reading what you write!:)
I would be by myself!!! Probably at a spa. But mostly just by myself to do NOTHING!
alboston at juno dot com

Liz and Corey said...

I forgot to leave my email address...lizbowman@gmail.com

Thanks!

Amy said...

If I good indulge myself...I would get a babysitter for the two little ones and send a full day with my hubby! Even just a few hours by ourselves would be AWESOME!!!
maddox_amy@yahoo.com

Jessica Villalpando said...

That was an awesome review!

Girl I HAVE to know where you got those heels! They are so cute!

Charity Donovan said...

How cute are you...matching each of the wrappers to your clothes...like the hosts on the shows on HGTV!!! Love it!!!

Ummmm...I think I'd have to agree with Gen...sleeeeeeeep in!!! Then maybe round up my better half & all of my friends for fabulous 7 course meal in a beautiful restaurant in Italy where the wine is FLOWING!!!

CALGON TAKE ME AWAY....but some M&M's would do! lol!

Joceline said...

I would sleep, sleep, sleep, and then I'd eat at several of my favorite restaurants and enjoy yummy cocktails and wine (because in the fantasy day of indulgence breastfeeding wouldn't be a factor!) with my husband!

LStewart said...

If I could spend one day doing anything and everything I wanted to do I would want to discover the cure for cancer. Not for the honor of doing so, but to be able to see the world wiped clean of this disease. My first and primary cure would be for DIPG which is found primarily in small children. However I wouldn't want to stop with just this form of cancer ... I would want to wipe all forms of cancer out of existence.

boysmum2 said...

I know you are a nurse, but seriously, you ought to go into advertising. I live in NZ and I wanted to jump on the first plane to the US and buy up bundles of these chocs, your pictures for each product were delight and I can so see a tv ad with the same theme running soon to entice others into buying the product.
I am not sure if these will ever hit life down under, the joys of living here, unfortuately we have a very limited selection of products because there are just not the population numbers to keep lots of different products selling successfully. So I am envious when I see you guys testing products that look so yum and know we will never get them. I hope we do though because I want those mint ones, that cool crisp cabin and rugged country side. Well done you, good review.

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness, so much I'd wanna do. But, just one day. Hmmm....I'd want to be laying on the beach with my hubby, sippin' me a margarita. The chocolates would be a bonus!

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Molly said...

I would either be in a spa for the entire day or at a beach on the balcony of a condo listening to the waves and sipping wine! Mmmmm!!

Ashley said...

For a day of indulgence, I would sleep as late as I possibly could, then have someone come clean my apartment while I am taking a limo to shop at Tiffany's. I would come home and watch gilmore girls DVDs while eating ridculously delicious food that is very bad for me.

Fun Review and Fun Giveaway!

Simply This and That said...

I would grab my family and head to one of my dream vacations. Being with my family and on vacation. Two really good things. And of course we'd pack the m & m's. ;o) great post! ooxx`jodi

R, K & O said...

Oh - a whole day to indulge?! I'd go for spa treatment (mani/pedi, massage, facial) at a retreat near the beach so that while relaxing I could hear the waves crashing.

Daydream over! Back to reality :)

Emily said...

two words: spa day!
or more realistically - zoo trip.
Very cute review...can't wait to see more.
esschuer@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

If I could do ANYthing I wanted for one day... I would kidnap my husband from work, hop in the car and head out to our alma mater for a day of pretending we dont have a responsibility in the world (like college! haha) Cap off the night with a basketball game (or football depending on the season) and then camp by the lake. Ohhh can I go now?!

I saw these M&Ms at the store but was a little scared to try 'em. After your review, I'm headed to the store to pick up some of the hot pink ones... and maybe some green ones too!

HeHe24 said...

Oh, Suz, it took me about 5 seconds to tell you I'd love my indulgence to be a plane to sweep my husband and me away to a beautiful resort. I would like to have several bags of M&Ms with to nibble on through out the day, too. My husband had open heart surgery in December, and although he's healing perfectly, we've been shut-in for over a month. It would be great to have a day away from home totally devoted to us as a couple! Great contest, and great blog!

April S. said...

Love your review!

I would spend my day with the family at the beach or by the pool. Of course there would be someone there to fix our food and bring it to us so we wouldn't have to stop. AND the kids would not need naps and would not throw any fits the WHOLE day!

molly said...

A perfect day of indulgence wouldn't start until 8:30... That is sleeping in these days! A cafe Mocha... a day with just my hubby... Beachside massages... the sun... a fancy dinner with more courses than I could count and a hot tub indulgence before bed. Eating M&M's the whole time would be an exclamation mark! :) Mmm... Can I go now?

This Mom said...

I want to go on a cruise, so my Day of Indulgence would happen on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. Mani/pedi, massage, and reading a book while lying on a lounge chair with the sun shining but not beating down. Then once night fell, a gourmet dinner followed by dancing. Ah, sweet dreams are made of this...

aimee said...

I would go to the M&M factory in Las Vegas with all my friends and all my babies and we would spend hours on every floor eating M&Ms. It would be just like when Charlie got loose in the Chocolate Factory! Instead of floating in bubbles or a chocolate river we would just swim in a factory of M&Ms! YUMMY!!!

averyopenbook said...

I would spend an entire day NOT in the car driving my kids to various activities. This chauffeur mama needs some quiet eye to eye time with her children.
Judy

jfkoll@yahoo.com

http://averyopenbook.wordpress.com/

creative-type dad said...

Easy!
A beach with my family, in Fiji, with a bucket of KFC popcorn chicken.

lifeofadancer312 said...

I would LOVE to spend the day with my closest family and friends relaxing on the beach :)

Stephanie said...

Love the post!

If I could indulge myself in anyway I would start with sleeping late, and then a nice relaxing day getting pampered with my husband and kids. Then end the day with pizza and a movie with the family.

Stephanie R.

McGee Family said...

I've seen these in the store, but haven't bought any yet. Now, I think I'm going to have to!! The only problem will be deciding which one to try first.

Anyway, I think a perfect indulgent day for me would be going to a spa for massage and mani/pedi, just for some mommy alone time. (I have 5 kids, so that NEVER happens!). Then, I would go have lunch with some of my best friends. I would spend the rest of the day shopping, and then dinner and a movie with my husband and kiddos. Of course, chocolate is involved in everything :)

Melissa said...

If I had one day to indulge myself I would live every moment to it's fullest spending time with my friends and family as they are the most important thing in the world to me.

I'm sure a little chocolate and retail therapy would work it's way into the mix!

Brittney said...

If I had ONE day to do ANYthing and EVERYthing in the world I wanted to do...

I would not work. Not ONE bit. I would spend it with my fiance. Just relaxing. Maybe that evening go out for a most spectacular dinner. Just be together. We're getting married in May and it's just starting to get a little crazy around here :)

Moni Graf said...

Suz,
You are so darned cute! I nominate you to be the next M&M's spokeswoman.

You know how I would indulge? A lovely, warm getaway with all my quad mama friends....

Of course, we'd come back to husbands curled up in the fetal position sucking their thumbs and crying for their mamas!

Love,
Moni

Sarah said...

Here goes nothing!! I loved reading this it was hilarious!!

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Anonymous said...

Since I am always taking care of everyone else I would take that day and take care of ME! I'd spend it at a spa being pampered from head to tippy toes. The works. And when I was done being pampered I'd want to curl up in a comfy chair and read a book. An entire book, uninterupted.

beckyb
madcitymom*at*hotmail*dot*com

Beth said...

I would spend the day at the beach with my husband and children.

mamabunnytam@yahoo.com said...

I would go to Paris! I would love to see the sites and sit at sidewalk cafe and eat baguettes and croissants. And practice my limited French.
Yum...I definitely would love some chocolate therapy. Chocolate is always my favorite "go to cure" for everything:)
Tammy

Kat said...

First I would sleep in, wake up on my own.

Second I would go shopping and find good deals on all the things I have been eyeing.

Third I would meet my friends for a girls' lunch.

Fourth I would spend the afternoon sitting by the pool reading a book.

Fifth I would meet my husband for apps and drinks.

Finally I would take a bath and go to bed early, so that the next day I should be the best, relaxed and refreshed mom and wife.

Skywaywaver said...

Well, that day better be during the bloggy carnival so I can enter as many blog contests that I wanted to. I would also browse Facebook, read, play Nintendo DS games, eat chocolate, drink coffee, and never get dressed. And absolutely no kids in the house. Or husband for that matter.
hematopoiesis at hotmail dot com

traymona said...

I would spend the day with Stephen King, Joe Hill, Robert McCammon, John Jakes and Jill Connor Browne discussing anything and everything while Rob Thomas and John Mayer performed in the background.
traymona[at]aol.com

Lorelle said...

My choice would be to visit the hospital that I work at be able to visit those that have no family and spend a few minutes with each patient.

Shelley said...

I would sleep late then I would have a spa day all by myself!! I am talking the works!!!!!

Shelley Barron
randallbarron@verizon.net

Heather said...

If I could do anything and everything . . . I'd take me a nice long, perpetually hot bubble bath and read a book!

The Branches said...

I would love to go to Ireland and just walk around one day...it's my dream vacation! :)

Jennifer said...

Yummy, count me in.

jennifergray02 at yahoo dot com

mama2a&b said...

Pampering/makeover for me. A walk on the beach (I live in the Midwest). A nap. Uninterrupted hours curled up with a good book. And after all that alone time for me, some time alone with my husband and each of my twins.

orangetriangle2 AT yahoo DOT com

abby said...

I would spend the day at a beach in Hawaii reading a book, then go to the spa for a wonderful massage and pedicure.

We are the Smith Family said...

Wow...that is so hard to say. I think daily about the things I wish I could do that I no longer get to just run and do now that I have my 4 month old twins....but if it really came down to it I would still want to spend the day with them. They light up my world. Sure...I'd love to go for that pedicure and solo trip to Target...and maybe shope for a new outfit now that nothing else fits....but at the end of the day...my true joy comes from Thomas and Madelynn and knowing that God has so blessed me with this amazing and beautiful family. Hmmmm....I guess I could really enjoy the M&Ms while playing with the babes....Please consider me!Blessings!

jonessmith77@yahoo.com
www.thesmithsplustwo.blogspot.com

Barbara Manatee said...

Love your post! so cute and creative!

Gosh tho...what would I do...??? I guess with a 2 week old baby and toddler twins - sleep would be at the top of my list, too! A full night AND sleeping in!

Grandkids said...

I would love to spend a day in Hawaii with my family

Lisa said...

Love the color coordination! Day of indulgence? I would require that everyone sleep in until 9:00, go to the donut shop for breakfast, watch fun movies, play board games, eat lunch out and some place ridiculously girly, require that everyone take a good nap, have friends over to play in the afternoon, and eat at Simply Fondue for dinner...eating lots of chocolate along the way.

Joy said...

I would spend the day with my hubby and kiddos, just having fun, no stress!

Ginny(mcearchern@hotmail.com) said...

I would spend the day at the beach..preferably one in a warm climate, no bugs, warm clear water, and lots of light snacks and cold drinks!

MegCherry said...

My perfect day would be spent with my favorite person....my husband! I don't care what we do as long as we're together!

Laura & Ben said...

I would indulge myself by going jetsetting to Europe. I would love to sit in France and drink some really good coffee and eat some delicious food with my hubby!

snicoll said...

Someone would finally hire me...

AT THE CUPCAKE FACTORY! As an official quality control taste tester, yum. Also they would give me a doctorate in cupcakeology and I would be the world's foremost offical on cupcakes.

Penny said...

Love your blog and WoW! You had time to dress for the colors. So creative!!!

Hmmmm...... well my perfect day to do everything I want would be to make time stand still for a bit. I would have our 5 kids all at a beach house with us.
We blink and time passes I just want to freeze things for awhile.

sunnymum said...

I'd certainly sleep in late, then visit a spa and leisurely fritter away the hours (making sure to eat lots of chocolate & take a nap, of course!). Then finish off the day with dinner & a movie. Thanks for the chance to win!

Hillary and Russell Jordan said...

How cute were you color coordinating your outfit (complete with trendy accessories) with all the chocolates! M&M's should be proud. You deserve a year's supply for that one :)

These days, I would endulge myself by staying in my pj's all day and catching up on blogs. I've been entirely too busy lately.

I must admit that I've really increased my intake in chocolate too. I need it to get me through the day!

*Lissa* said...

I would teleport myself to Europe with my husband and go on a fabulous shopping spree, then teleport us and the kids to a fabulous beach retreat, where they would play on the sand while I drink margaritas and lay listening to the giggles and the ocean.

Jaime said...

What an awesome review!

My dream day would be to spend a FULL day with my sisters at a spa with all the luxury treatment. I've never done anything like that, and I dream about it! :-)

~Jaime
P.S. I'm a faithful reader of your blog (found it through Jen Murray's)-check it every day! You are gifted in your ability to tell stories.

The Bossy Yankee said...

I would spend a day at the spa, getting a manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, and enjoying chocolate all day long.

Laura Beth said...

Love the post! I would go anywhere with my husband and have just a special day with him! chadandlaurabeth(at)yahoo(dot)com

JO said...

I've never been, but a relaxing spa day would be awesome I think. And yes, I'll even let hubby join me.

Now I am hungry for chocolate - lol.

JO
blessingsx5 @ aol

www.teensandtriplets.blogspot.com

Josh and Kate said...

What a creative review!

If I could do anything, I would go with, my hubby, and a few of our couple friends to Maui for the day. In the morning lay on the beach and soak up the sun. Then spend the afternoon by going on a snorkeling trip and then laying out on a private boat. Then end the day with a romantic dinner on the beach under the moon light. That would be heaven on earth to me.

By the way, I love your blog!

Jenny said...

Oh, if I had one day to indulge myself I would be with my husband on the beach, on some tropical island, with a cold Pina Colada... Ahhh sounds heavenly. The mint chocolate M&Ms look yummy! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Oh, btw... I'm a long time follower, first time commenter of your blog and just have to say that your kids are absolutely precious! You and Joe are hilariously funny too (and pretty cute yourselves!) =)

lovinsanta said...

I would go to Disney World!

Seriously, I would spend the day with the husband and kids just enjoying them and eating and playing!

Thanks.

Heather

Anonymous said...

I would sleep in late. Join my husband and children for a late breakfast with fresh-squeezed orange juice. Have a pedi with my teenage daughter. Spend the afternoon outdoors with family at arboretum, zoo or park. Take a nap. Enjoy dinner at my parents' house with the whole family. Share M&Ms with everyone as we chatted and laughed together after dinner! Ahhhhhh!

Suz- you and your family are fabulous! Special hugs to your precious babies! - Lynne B.

T said...

I haven't seen those at the store yet. They look good!

One day...maybe an amusement park with no lines or a sporting event with great seats where my team won.

TaraTheSpaz@aol.com

JenReg said...

My ultimate day of indulgence would be to spend the day in Mendocino at the Little River Inn with my husband. We stayed there for our 10th wedding anniversary and it was so special and romantic. I want to go again! Of course, we'd probably bring some chocolate with us LOL!

http://eightymphmom.blogspot.com

BoufMom9 said...

Suz,
Could you be any cuter??? I just love that you matched your clothing colors with the chocolates! Adorable!

Ok, so if i could be anywhere and do anything to indulge myself for one day??? that is so hard.
Right now, I know it won't sound very indulgent, but if i could have my one wish, it would be to be able to go to Colorado to be with my friend jess while her daughter tuesday goes through her next round of chemo, even if only for a day. Jess is so dear to me and I have hated being so far away from her while she is hurting so badly. It breaks my heart and I just wish i could be there to pray with her and hold her hand and give her a shoulder when she needs it.

Stacie said...

With a 4 year old son with cancer and a 2 year old son as well, I get very little sleep. We're in and out of the hospital frequently and we are up caring for him more than 5 times per night. My perfect day would include the coziest bed in the darkest (yet plushest) hotel room in the DFW area. I'd sleep and sleep and sleep some more. All in attempts to get back just a smidge of the sleep lost since last April.

Great post. I always enjoy reading your blogs. Makes me smile, even when life gives me little to smile about. Thanks.

Prds808 said...

I would definitely indulge on some M&M's an Popcorn, while watching a romantic movie with my husband.

MrsBritney said...

One day.... for one day, I would love to gather up my ENTIRE family.. mom and dads side together...(since they divorced when I was little)and everyone would GET ALONG and we would spend the day riding rides at Disneyland, because the park would be closed to everyone except us. There would be TONS of pictures taken and a fabulous dinner of BBQ steak and chicken for everyone...And it would be AMAZING because I wouldn't have to jump from house to house visiting everyone because they dont get along....

Anonymous said...

My indulgence would be to travel. I have never been out of the country and would love to go to Europe or Australia. I love mint anything so I perked right up when you were talking about the mint ones. YUM!!!!!!!!!


Colleen
colland2000@yahoo.com

Kathleen said...

Indulge would mean relaxing in a clean, quiet house with no noise (includes no phone), working on a puzzle and munching on chocolates and sipping on coffee.

Michaela said...

I guess I'm greedy. I want more than just one day to indulge. My husband and I so want to go to Ireland someday, but not just for one day. However, one day would be better than never!

kyleandkayla@sbcglobal.net

The Forrester Fam said...

Hmmmm....if I had a day to indulge and relax...that is a question that is simple but really makes you think....especially if you haven't had one of these is a while. I would spend the day with my college girlfriends by the pool with some margaritas just catching up and then I would take my mom to a movie and just relax.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm.... a full day on a warm beach would be WONDERFUL! =-)

Kellie

krf2602@yahoo.com

Stacy said...

Great review! I would go away to a spa and get every service available.
mcginnis135 at bellsouth dot net

TEXOSE said...

You look so good in all the colors of the rainbow or should I say M&M...hehehehehe

I guess for me... it would be a day at the SPA and cat naps with all the endless M&Ms I could get.
With littles ones life always seems to run by without a moment to take care of yourself. Truly, a day for me would be nice but I would much rather give it to someone like Steece Peices and volunteer my time to watch the babies while she indulged. She is one very very dedicated mom and so very knowledgeable. She deserves a day at the SPA and Cat NAPS... SO here is to you....

sprinklesbowtique said...

ooo these look delicious!
I would indulge by having ALL of my family get together for a day at the beach.... with lots of fruity drinks, grilled burgers and SUNSHINE!

sprinklesbowtique@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Love your review btw! I'm a single mom and my 10 year old son desperately wants to go on a vacation...so I would take him to Disney World and just sit back and watch him be amazed and so excited...it would be absolutely incredible!! Hopefully one day we do actually get there!
babyj_99@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Day of Indulgence:
If I could do anything in one day I would sleep in, grab a starbucks, then I would come home bake cakes, cookies, etc. and then wrap all the goodies up and deliver them to family and friends.

-Michelle

jm_stribling@hotmail.com

The McRee's said...

I would sleep in until I woke up on my own. I would take a long shower and get ready for the day. Then I would get my hair done, mani and pedi and go to lunch with friends. Then I would come home and spend the rest of the day with my husband and girls and do something fun for dinner for them.

Jennifer said...

If I could have a whole day to myself I would take a long hot bath and then watch Lifetime movies with a bucket of movie theatre popcorn and chocolate ice cream!

Jennifer M said...

If I could have one day to indulge myself however I wanted to, I would spend the day on the couch reading. I would finish one book and pick up another one. All the while, my wonderful husband would be at my feet giving me an awesome foot massage!

j.jmiddleton@charter.net

Amanda said...

Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I posted your contest over at ContestForMoms.com! Thanks for the great contest!

Laura said...

Definitely a spa day - massage, mani/ped, haircut. Lunch with friends, dinner with husband, movie back at the house, and definitely throw in chocolate throughout the day!

Holly said...

Okay, you must be the best reviewer of all time. Elaborate, eloquent descriptions of each candy, and you even dressed up to match. Incredible. M&M is probably counting its lucky stars for choosing you.

I don't want to be entered in the contest, but my dream indulgence day would involve some time in the great outdoors (when's the last time I couldn't hear a highway?), some time for sewing or gardening, and then to hang out with my husband. A nice, mellow day.

Imelda said...

Hi Suz,
I've been enjoying reading your review blog. So here we go,
Let's see...
If I have one day to indulge my self...I want to be in Bali, Indonesia (that's where I'm originally from :). On the beach, drinking margharita on the rocks while I'm laying under the sun and have an awesome seafood dish for lunch and up to spa and full body massage in the afternoon, and finish up with a nice wonderful candle lit dinner on the beach with my lovely husband!

Brian and Katie Whitt said...

First, my husband would take the kids out of the house so there would be no distractions.
I'd start off the day by re-organizing my basement because it's starting to drive me crazy! Then I'd crawl into bed with my favorite guilty pleasure - brownie mix, a glass of red wine, and a fantastic book!

Anonymous said...

I would spend the day with my boyfriend. We would sleep in, eat a delicious breakfast, wander around town taking in sights and sounds, have a romantic lunch, go skinny-dipping, nap in the sunshine, have a marvelous dinner and a really incredible dessert, and then snuggle up and talk until we fell asleep in each other's arms.

urchiken at gmail dot com

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Suz, you crack me up! I love the review and the pics!

I would take a "me" day....a day in which I would start off with yoga, then workout, then have a spa day and enjoy.

Kirsten said...

Mmmmmm....chocolate!!! I'll try now to focus on the task at hand...
A day of indulgence for me would be the following:
Waking up around 9 a.m. to the sound of my baby girls talking across the room to each other through the baby monitors while hubby and I share a few morning snuggles. Then, we get up and hubby makes us all a wonderful breakfast of cinnamon toast and pancakes. After this, we head outside and play for awhile and wait for the grandparents to arrive. The grandparents get to the house and takeover baby duty for a couple of hours so that hubby and I can go for a massage and pedicure. Then, we all meet back and go for a delicious Mexican dinner! The night ends with all of us being entertained by the girls latests and greatest & then hubby and I cozy up on the couch to watch a movie while the girls snooze away in bed. Pefect!!!

Jennifer said...

a spa day...in a fabulous hotel room, with the most awesome room service and every movie I always wanted to watch but never had the time.

Cindy (and Brian) said...

Although I'd surely end up missing my babies ad hubby, I'd spend the day ALONE - Half at the spa getting pampered massage/facial style and the other half I would sleep sleep sleep!!! Of course, I'd make sure to have the yummiest meals thrown into the day as well! AHHHHHHHHHHHH! Sounds just like the re-charge I need!

Mellissa said...

Loved the chocolate review.

If I could do anything I think it would be that I would go to work for my husband. I have not worked in over 4 years and he does the working while I stay home with the kids. I would go to work for him and then he could sleep in until our little one woke up. And they could lay around all day and watch tv.

Love your blog!!!

Wendy in Kentucky said...

For my one day, I would love to kidnap my sister and we would fly to the beach for a day in the sun, ALONE! No kids, no hubbies! Just like the old days!!

luv4alina@yahoo.com

Mary Beachy said...

i would sleep in...for starters. have a fab breakfast. and then lounge; read a book; surf the web; watch a movie; lounge; take a long lovely bubble bath and eat chocalate to my hearts content.

basically...getting nothing done all day is a perfect day.

email address: junowhat4@juno.com

MelADramatic Mommy said...

Are there only 24 hours in this day? LOL! Go big or go home: I'd start the day with a gourmet breakfast in bed: coffee, fresh fruit, bacon, toast and orange juice.

Then, a limo would pick up me, my mom and all my girlfriends for an afternoon of shopping at any stores we wanted then lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.

Another limo would take all the ladies home while I picked up my husband for an overnight stay at a spa. We'd have dinner, individual spa treatments then massages in our room, champagne and chocolates and we'd sleep in the next day before heading home.

Great review! I love the wardrobe changes!

Jara said...

In one day I would take my hubby on a date without the kiddos to a beach - Seychelles Islands in Africa maybe. Then...go get my kids, give them a million hugs and kisses and take them somewhere to play, just me, their dad and them - they'd get our undivided attention for the whole time - truly being present and actually playing with them with no interruptions or thoughts of this needs cleaning, that needs picking up, etc. Then...I'd love to do something worthwhile for others - especially kids that are hurting. Maybe visit kids in the hospital or surprise kiddos in the preschool where I work with several random acts of kindness!

You are the cutest mommy ever! So creative, and you seem so happy and fun! Thanks for the contest - all the m&m's look tasty!

Jessica said...

I would go to a cabin in the mountains and read, relax, hike, or just wrap my self in a blanket on the front porch and stare out at the snow. I would basically just be with myslef... no distractions. Then I would go home completely refreshed and energized to take care of my family the next day.

Midwest Mommy said...

Right now with the flu going around this house I would love to spend a healthy filled day with the kids enjoying a warm vacation in Disney World! Ahhh...a girl can dream :-)

Daniel, Anna, Emma, Kylie, Duncan, and Kellan said...

If I could do anything and everything in one day…what would I do?
Okay, let’s see… I would have myself and my husband beamed (hey I’m dreaming right ;) to London where we’d play tourist for a couple hours and then we’d head to Scotland (seriously just think about all you could do if you only had to say, “Beam me up Scotty!”) where we’d take in the amazing view and have lunch. Next we’d venture over to Ireland and eat at the perfect Irish Pub before heading back to NC and Holden Beach (it’d still be the same day…time difference you know) where we’d lay on the beach without any little bodies to watch and then sleep that night to the sound of waves crashing just outside our window :) The best part of all is that I wouldn’t have to leave our four munchkins for very long and just think what a pampered and happy Mommy I’d be when they woke up the next morning!
Ahh…I love dreaming :)

Homebody said...

It would be Summer, my family and I would be outside, playing ball, picnicing, swimming at the lake, and just being together. All healthy, all together, in the beautiful sunshine.
Thanks for offering this contest!

Graduate said...

My Day of Indulgence

I would sleep for most of the day. It's something I don't get to do nearly enough of. Then I would go eat lunch with some girlfriends (probably Chinese good), then come home and take a bath, read a book (in the bathtub).

In the evening I would invite friends over for a movie night, and I would go to bed early.


hahah, I spent so much time thinking about the perfect day - I think I want to try and have that day sometime in the near future!!!

Real Live Lesbian said...

I'd fly my favorite friends to Hunting Island, South Carolina along with their dogs. We'd swim and romp on the beach in the sun. Drink icy cold beer. Not get sunburned. Ride bikes to the Lighthouse. Cook some fresh seafood. And laugh. There would be lots of laughing.

And I blogged about your contest:
http://reallivelesbian.blogspot.com/2009/01/im-spoiled-but-i-came-up-with-something.html

Michelle said...

My perfect day starts at an all-inclusive resort on the beaches of Hawaii. First I would hire a nanny for the day so that the kids' basic needs (like meals and diaper changes) could be tended to by someone else. I'd sleep in and then spend some time at the spa ... soak in the hot tub, get a massage, get a facial, get my nails done. Then I'd meet my husband and the nanny and kids on the beach for some swimming, sand castle building, and general fun. When the nanny put the kids down for a nap, I'd sneak off with my husband for a little "us" time, followed by an afternoon of scuba diving. Then, meet up with the kids again for dinner time (with the assistance of the nanny, of course, so I could eat my own food while it's still hot), followed by some playtime with the kids - probably more swimming, maybe in the resorts' luxurious pool this time - then the nanny takes the kids off for bathtime and bedtime. My husband and I enjoy drinks and dessert before taking a romantic stroll on the beach, followed by a little more "us" time.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

a romantic island date with sex and chocolates.

Happy Campers said...

What would I do...

I'd wake up to a warm bed full of our kids & dogs, without any knees or cold noses touching my back!

I'd throw clothes into a bag & head to the beach with the fam. I'd have a "runner" come along to fetch lunch, help with sunscreen, etc. I want to play all day, no work!

For dinner, I'd convince Hubby, for just one meal, to dine on the beach with me. And I'd magically make the sand go away so our food stays clean...

Then all snuggle up back in bed together at the end of the day for stories & warm toasties.

WHAT FUN!

Anonymous said...

On my perfect day...I would be seeing a wonderful Broadway show and having a delicious dinner with my husband!

Thanks for the giveaway.

bmc1978[at]yahoo[dot]com

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

What a great review! I would spend my day in the sand, soaking up the sun and waves, with a good book!

I can't believe I said that said...

I'd spend a summer day on Kodiak Island, Alaska with all my camera equipment and two kids watching Kodiak Bears... a dream of mine forever.

Moore Praise said...

Love your blog...If I were to indulge myself it would be with my hubby. We would drive to the mountains and go camping just the two of us. Take hikes to some waterfalls or streams and nap the rest of the day away. It really would be a treat seeing as we have not been kid free for awhile.

Laura said...

My day would start with a handsome and charming chauffeur coming to my door very early in the morning. I'd direct him to several places where there are abandoned farmhouses in the area. I'd take all the photos I could, until I was too cold to do any more and the light was fading. In between there would be stops for coffee and a nice lunch somewhere in some little town. I'd have a book to read over lunch, or chat up the chauffeur if he could carry a conversation. At the end of the day, when it was too dark for photos I'd go to the big bookstore for a latte and a book shopping. Then the chauffeur drives me to a nice motel so I can have a hot shower with delicious smelling body soap and shampoo. I spend the night reading snuggled up in bed. The beach is there in the morning, so even though my day is over I can zip out for an early morning of beach combing and sandcastle building before I have to get back to the real world and regular scheduled life.

LSL said...

WELL! I'd find a beach, any beach, and watch the waves roll in. I'd have a cute boy with me, a great book, my iPod with all my favorite music, and some awesome food. Probably Mexican. That would be my perfect day. : )

Christie said...

I would have a nice breakfast with my family. Then I would leave and go get a pedicure and relax. I would then go wander aimlessly through the mall. And then I would meet my hubby without the kids for a quiet dinner. PS I love, love, Chocolate.

jembees@gmail.com

BrineS said...

I'd love to win this for my SIL in Michigan who is pregnant and not loving it at the moment. I think these would cheer her up!

What would I do with my ONE day? Spend that day by a pool...with a good book...great music...icy cold drinks...and tasty finger food...sun-bathing and swimming...all day at the pool! Warm and relaxing. Doesn't that sound lovely?!

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

amy said...

Laying on the beach reading a book looking out at the ocean....and relaxing lunch and then nap on the beach.

Ahhh...perfect

mrsweems at ***hot mail**

MommyWizdom said...

Wow! I hope I'm the lucky one.

My DAY of Indulgence would be to go sky diving. I've always, always wanted to go. It was one of my things to do before I turned 30 but then I didn't do it.

I would post the entire video on my blog too!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Your review was fabulous!

stanle17y {at}gmail {dwot}com

MommyWizdom

Meredith said...

I love the review! All the photos and expressions are so cute!

My perfect day would involve a massage, followed by a good book in a chaise lounge on the beach. There would be a nap, followed by a meal of nothing but my favorite desserts. Ahhhh....

mereberry at gmail dot com

Caroline said...

Perfect day? The one on which the book I am writing is finished for real and for good and for EVER. And after this FIRST one is done, I think that will be the look of all my perfect days after that. Because now that I am so close I can taste it? It tastes really, really goooood. Like those M&Ms!!!

Mahalo for asking! I'm c at wrightforyou dot com.

Nieka Apell said...

I'd want to wake up in a beach house with a beautiful, soft bed. I'd take a walk on the beach then spend the rest of the day reading and sleeeeeeping. And sleeeeepinf!

Anonymous said...

sleep would ne the answer, now how you get there is of course a whole other ball of wax. of course at this point i might just settle for going to the bathroom alone.

Peace
Carterzmomma@charter.net

Anonymous said...

It's so darn cold here, all I want to do is be somewhere WARM! And relaxing. And having my entire house cleaned while I'm there. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. guill888 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to spend the day on an isolated beach away from the hectic life

Holloway Family said...

That is a wonderful review...if I had a day to do anything that I wanted, honestly I would spend it with my kids. I am a full time mom and also work full time and I don't think that I get to spend that much time with my kids. I miss them so much when they are at the sitter and at school. So that is what I would do, also I would share the M&M's because they love chocolate as well!

Thanks...in case i win, the e-mail is sholloway@gsfbc.org

Chickenbells said...

whoa...a whole day? I would go to Florence and walk around and just be. Oh, and eat gellatto!

Anonymous said...

My dream would be to be ANYWHERE with my hubby (and of course, my cat, Hopper). We were planning on going to our rental cabin this week but are now snowed in in Ohio (freezing rain and snow). So we are spending the days around the fireplace and doing what we would be doing at the cabin - NOTHING!!! I did make a big pot of chili and baked a batch of cookies to enjoy.

robert_corder@yahoo.com

dolls123 said...

I would stay in bed all day in my pj's and do nothing

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

maybaby said...

One day, hmm.

I would Concorde to Tuscany with my family...wine tasting, eating, playing in the Tuscan countryside...then end the day back at home, tucking in the kids (teenagers included!) and finish with curling up in bed with hubby.

Kelli said...

I would honestly love to do all the things I intend to do for others that I never get around to doing. Thanks for sharing the gift of CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!!

Paige said...

If I could have one day all to myself, I would spend it just like I do every other day..with my boys! It would be great if my husband was home for that day too! =)

The Acker Family said...

I would go scuba diving in the Caribbean somewhere and swim with all the beautiful fish in the warm salty water underneith the hot sun. ---The ocean is my other world getaway with my husband. Can't wait till our little girl gets old enough to go too. Thanks!

Tiffany in TX said...

If I could do anything....I would spend all day playing with my kids and taking tons of pictures of them and finish off the day by scrapbooking all of our wonderful memories that we had just made so I could cherish it always!!

Shalee said...

Well, the one day bit really throws out what I really want to do which is go to Italy.

However, if I had the day and the means to pay for it all, I would start with breakfast in bed (made by my kids), a spa day that included wine, chocolate and a very good book, and end it with a candlelit dinner with my sweet husband.

Jennifer :) said...

You are so cute, lol! :)

If I could do anything... Well, at the moment I'm in Missouri in grad school with my husband FAR from my family and friends in Texas. So I would definitely want for my hubby and I to go home and go out to eat Pizza (yum!) with both of our families so we could all be together. Then I would want to go shopping with my mom at our favorite stores, and then hang out with our families all day outside in the warm Texas country!! Sounds like heaven! :)

Carissa said...

I would sleep in (and since I could indulge myself in any way, my hubby would be sleeping in beside me), have a fabulous breakfast made for us by a chef who would cook in our kitchen, go spend the afternoon shopping and not worrying about price tags until we had bought all the necessary things to decorate our house in a fabulous way, and then end with a fabulous dinner cooked by that same chef, and watching a romantic movie on the couch with my sweetie!

NMSpeedy said...

I'm sure it seems like a waste of a dream day to o anyone without kiddos, but I would SLEEP ALL DAY! And, hopefully while I was sleeping, my husband would find an amazingly qualified, gorgeous male nanny who wanted to volunteer his time for our family for the next 10 years!

Solanaceae said...

A day of indulgence? It would be all about spending time with the people I love doing the things that make us most happy. Life is loud and messy and there never seems to be enough hours in the day to even enjoy the simple things. It would be good to let the stress melt & just enjoy the day!

Erica said...

I would spend all day with my daughter and husband....someplace tropical with a beautiful beach and sunny weather. :)

ga.farmwoman said...

Are you kidding?
One day of no men, kids, or animals tracking in mysterious black stuff. One day of bubble baths, time to paint at least one toenail, and maybe cut 2.
Paint 4 or 5 fingernails different colors and of course a lot of Chocolate Therapy with those new M&M Premium Chocolates! Lots!

Michelle said...

Love your blog! Just found out. your kiddos are adorable!

This sounds ridiculous, but I would clean my house. Top to bottom, drawers, closets, cupboards, everything. I have 4 boys (NOT quads. I have no idea how you do it!!) and work and always feel like my house is a mess and disorganized.

Courtney said...

"If you had ONE day to do ANYthing and EVERYthing in the world you wanted to do, how would you indulge yourself?"

i am no mommy of four but do have twins so i relate to being tired but what i would do is wake up, take a long hot shower, go get pampered at a spa, have coffee with close friends and then have a date night with my husband!

courtney.synnott@gmail.com

hudson6803 said...

I would most definitely start the day by sleeping in. Then a nice LONG shower followed by a drive to get an iced cappuccino. Followed by a manicure & pedicure with a friend...then lunch (with dessert) and maybe a movie and shopping after that. Then curl up in bed with a good book and some snacks.

Libby said...

http://ourlifeasriley.blogspot.com/2009/01/indulge-yourself.html

Here's my indulgence post - that was fun! Thanks Suz!

Anonymous said...

Day of Indulgence...
Any beach, sunny, slight breeze, good friends and family with me, relaxing and having great conversations....maybe line up a massage for the afternoon! That's enough relaxation to last me a while!
meredithsmiths@gmail.com

The Parker Family said...

I would love to spend the day at Walt Disney World park hopping with my husband and two boys. There is nothing like a sweet child and the magic of Disney. It is a special place to us!

Cat said...

I know exactly what I'd do. I'd spend the entire day on the beach at the Pompano Beach Club in Burmuda with my husband and a great book then I'd go to the spa for a massage then to eat at the restaurant there for dinner. It would be lovely.

anitabreak said...

Oh wow! If I could have a day to do anything, I would have a romantic getaway with my husband to "Venice" (hey, I can dream)!

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