Having a full plate is pretty fulfilling. I'm definitely one of those people that feels most productive and happy when I have a lot going on...but I also need to take breaks every so often so catch my breath and chill my brain. This past week we got a ridiculously beautiful day in Dallas and my friend Hannah and I decided it was high time we finally get together for some "me" and "us" time. Hannah had her baby girl Liza in January and she recently started a blog - you all need to head over to Not My Circus this very second to check out what she and her sister have going on - it's always tough for us to align calendars and make time for each other. Alas, we both had the same idea on the same day and headed to a park near her house with the baby, a stack of unread magazines, and some coffee and sweat treats in tow to make the most of our afternoon together.
Being together would have been great no matter where we were or what we were doing but being outside (vitamin D – finally!) with the most adorable, precious baby Liza and indulging the sweet tooth we both share was a pretty legit combination. Skinny Cow products always make me remember a very specific point in my life…the summer before my Sophomore year in college my best friend Meghan and I took summer school classes together and our weekly routine was: going to class, laying out in the quads, doing hilarious projects, driving home to her parent’s house in Chicago while listening to songs like “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Fergie, and spending the weekend eating Skinny Cow frozen snacks by the pool. So now, any time I have Skinny Cow it takes me back to that magical little moment in time we shared and how sweet that summer felt. When I brought along three of the latest products Skinny Cow just launched to the park outing it made me remember all the “me” and “us” time that Meghan and I had that summer.
A little Creamy Iced Coffee (which obviously tastes even better when consumed out of a striped straw), some Blissful Truffle Candy Bars, and Vanilla Almond Crunch bars felt like guilty indulgences because they tasted so good but at 120-190 calories per treat, they were the perfect accompaniment to our girl time. And hey, we also had some strawberries so that’s a total win to go with the caffeine, chocolate and ice cream! My favorite was definitely the vanilla almond crunch bars…I am such an ice cream and chocolate lover and it was so yum. Hannah and I may or may not have been covered in chocolate by the time we had to pack up our striped blankets and take Liza back home for her nap, but it was so worth it to get a little messy together while also catching up.
I’m highly encouranging all of you to schedule a little “me” time – whether that means sleeping in, hiding away to read part of a book, going on a long walk, meeting up with friends, and or treating yourself to something deliciously tasty – just carve out a moment where you can indulge yourself!