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What Comfort Means to Me


How I Get Comfortable

Hey Ladies! We can all relate to not always feeling awesome “that time of the month.” It can come on when you least expect it, leaving you feeling cranky and uncomfortable. And in my case, acne ridden and bloated.

It’s such a bummer to feel junky. Luckily, there are things that you can do to make yourself feel better.

When the cramps and grumpiness get to be too much, I write myself a prescription… for COMFORT!

How I Get Comfortable

The most important thing I need is my comfy chair. It’s just roomy enough to fit a pillow behind my back. The next must-have is a cozy blanket. Being able to snuggle up is essential. If I really want to treat myself, I also brighten up my nook with some fresh flowers. Even the most inexpensive flowers make me feel cheerier.

The next item on my list is very important: chocolate. I don’t think calories count during this time of the month! Enjoying a nice box of chocolates always makes me feel good. If you’re going to munch chocolate, you need some fun magazines to read too. I like to kick back with a few of my faves.

I also like to light to a candle to set the mood for relaxation. The fun part is, I embellish the candle myself. And doing a crafty project can also be a great way to get my mind off of what’s going on in my body!

How to Make a Plain Candle Pretty

Transform a plain candle into a pretty one!

Supplies: Plain candle, Mod Podge, Paper Napkin, small sharp scissors and a paintbrush.

Candle 1

Step 1: Carefully cut the shapes you like out of the napkin.

Candle 2

Step 2: If it’s a nicer napkin, it may have two layers. Separate the top and bottom layers.

Candle 3

Step 3: Lightly brush the back of the paper shapes with Mod Podge and place on candle.

Candle 4

Step 4: Cover the empty areas with cutouts.

Candle 5

Step 5: Do another layer of Mod Podge on top of the shapes.

Candle 6

Voila! You have a pretty calendar to enjoy.

Transform a plain candle into a pretty one!

Now you have a lovely candle to enjoy! And you got your mind off of that “business” for a while. I promise that if you follow my prescription for comfort (comfy chair, cozy blanket, flowers, chocolate, magazines AND a crafty project/pretty candle) you will feel better during that time of the month!

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  1. I pamper myself by taking hot bath

  2. I pamper myself by taking hot bath with bubbles

  3. i take a hot bath with lots of bubbles and a glass of red wine oh and a good book!
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  4. I take a bubble bath and read a book

  5. I pamper myself by taking a bubble bath.

  6. I like to pamper myself by taking a day at the beach and laying out in the sun. Very relaxing.

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  8. I take a bath and have a Mindy Project binge watching session on Hulu.

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  10. I use nice lotions and soaps to pamper myself, and I drink coffee!

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  12. I pamper myself by going on long bikerides.

  13. I pamper myself by getting up early to exercise, and then rewarding myself with 15 minutes of reading a great book and drinking a yummy cup of coffee.

  14. What a great idea for a candle! Thanks for sharing!
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  15. I love this idea, and I’m going to try it! I usually pamper myself with a lot of the same things you listed, but I’d probably add a nap to my list!

  16. Cynthia C says:

    Sometimes I curl up on the couch with a comforter and the remote.

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  18. Nicole Millheim says:

    I love to take sudsy and scented baths with scented candles. gets me back to new in no time

  19. D Schmidt says:

    I pamper myself by taking 15 minutes to myself to drink a cup of tea, paint my nails and catch up online.

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  21. I love to relax with sweet tea, popcorn, and a light and fun novel. That’s comforting to me!
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  22. Beautiful new look, Malia. Love the colorful napkin. It looks great.
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  23. I don’t get a chance to pamper myself often, but going *anywhere* solo, grabbing a drink from Starbucks, or getting a back rub would all be wonderful. :)

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  24. I give myself DIY facials once/week. :-)

  25. Jessie C. says:

    I wear my favorite dress, something pretty to feel good and pamper myself.

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  27. I could go for a piece of that chocolate, Malia! I love this candle so much. The colors are awesome. Going to share on my FB page today…thanks for the inspiration!
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  28. I pamper myself with a nice, long hot bath and a good book.
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  29. I give myself a pedicure.

  30. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I really enjoy pampering myself with a glass of wine by the bonfire at night. Wine really helps me to relax and unwind after a long day.

  31. I take a long, hot bath a couple of times a week.

  32. i go to the spa and get a Starbucks coffee!

  33. Robin Wilson says:

    Entry #1
    I pamper myself with a mani/pedi including extended massages!

  34. Cassandra Smith says:

    I LOVE dOing my nails and hair when I have time

  35. I pamper myself by sitting in my recliner and drinking a glass a iced tea.

  36. I go to the mall by myself!

  37. a cup of coffee and a good book!

  38. Becky Weber says:

    I pamper myself with a tall glass of iced tea and a good book.

  39. I get in some comfy PJs and watch TV.

  40. I love to relax with a nice, warm bath and a good book or good music.

  41. steven weber says:

    I like to pamper myself with a day at the spa.

  42. Drink coffee and read a good book!

  43. I try to escape for some me time at the gym

  44. I pamper myself by taking a bubble bath and lighting candles.

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  46. Susan Smith says:

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

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  48. maria cantu says:

    With a hot bath.

  49. Erica Best says:

    i love to put the fire place on the tv and read a good book

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  51. I pamper myself at the hair salon every 6 weeks:)

  52. Lisa Brown says:

    I like to pamper myself by taking a ling hot bath at least once a week.

  53. Lisa Brown says:
  54. I pamper myself by getting a pedicure.

  55. I like to pamper myself with a nice hot bath, take a nap in the tub, let the water cool down and then refill with more hot water. A good book is a must (if I can stay awake).

  56. I pamper myself with a hot bubble bath and a good book.

  57. I will read some of my favorite books over again

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  59. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I like to get manicures!

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  61. I pamper myself by getting a massage every other week.
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  62. Thomas Murphy says:

    I pamper myself by going out to a nice dinner.

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  64. Wanda McHenry says:

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

  65. Wanda McHenry says:
  66. i pamper myself by relaxing with a good book or listening to music


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