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Alone Time – The Gift For Yourself {Giveaway}

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I know I’m not alone when I say “me time” is limited these days. Well, not so much these days but more so over the last 8 years since having my first child. I try to do things as much as I can to get some alone time. I take an hour at least 4 mornings a week to workout. I’ll go for a manicure. You know, typical things that one would enjoy to get some well deserved time on your own.

It’s not often you will find me by myself. Yes, I am independent, but I’m typically not alone often, at least for an extended period of time. I remember a day recently where both kids went out with their father and I was going to have the house to myself for 2 hours.

Needless to say I was excited to get some quiet time in…I poured myself and bubble bath, I played on my iPad on the couch…but if I’m honest, I was done after only about an hour. I was all like “what’s next?” “When are the kids going to be home?”

It’s funny that as moms we all (or at least majority I know) crave the alone time. But when we get it, we want to be back with our children. I’ll be baffled by that one for a while!

Last week I was lucky to be offered the opportunity to spend the day at Ste. Anne’s Spa. By myself. For 6 hours.

I was all over it. And let me tell you it was one of the best things I have ever done.

I spent the entire day basically half naked, in a comfortable white robe and bathing suit. And I got to treat myself to hot tubs, steam rooms, pure quiet, and a heavenly spa treatment.

It was magical. I really didn’t think I could spend that amount of time by myself with no one really to talk to and really be alone. But I was. And I loved every single moment.

For these reasons, not to mention Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I really want you to be able to experience a day like this too. And here is why:

IT’S A GREAT WAY TO UNWIND

There are a wide range of facilities to use when you are waiting for/finished your spa treatments. Sauna’s, hot tubs, cold plunge pool, lap pool, a Eucalyptus steam room. I spent half hour in the hot tub. It was so relaxing. And then I went into the steam room which was amazing!

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There are more to choose from like walking trails and stables, but due to going in the winter time, I wasn’t able to enjoy that. Just means I have to go back in the summer!

The grounds are amazing and definitely want to be able to enjoy the walking trails, garden and outdoor pool next time.

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THE FOOD! 

The all inclusive day spa experience comes with a 3 course lunch and an afternoon tea. Food always makes for a great getaway don’t you think? The dining area is well lit, with great views of the grounds.

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And the food? Well, I literally enjoyed everything down to the very last bite!!!

My Appetizer

MEDITERRANEAN PLATTER

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My Main

GRILLED PEAR & HERBED CHÈVRE SANDWICH with CHICKEN

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My Dessert

BUTTER TART WITH COCONUT ICE CREAM

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Afternoon Tea

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THE TREATMENTS

Ste. Anne’s offers so many amazing spa services it was really hard to choose what to get since my package only had one.

I chose the Signature Facial and loved every second of it. I was so sad when it was over!

It started with a 10 minute foot rub with essential oils and a special scrub. A perfect way to get even more relaxed!

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After the foot rub, you lie down on a table (which felt more like a bed) for a relaxing, holistic facial experience. Their facials are done solely with their special line of products without the use of machines, steam or manual extractions. It was different from what I was used to but it felt incredible.

aloneCreams, gels, cleansers, you name it were used (it’s based on your skin tone) and my face got one of the best deep cleans and massages it has ever felt! I was even told I was glowing afterwards!

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Going to Ste. Anne’s really was the perfect gift I could give myself. We all need some alone time, am I right mom’s?

Regardless of whether you go alone, with a friend or a loved one, trust me when I say it is one of the best things you can do for yourself. We all deserve it, so get to it 😉

Thanks to our friends at Ste. Anne’s, we would love you to experience a day away too. They are offering one lucky reader an all inclusive day spa FOR 2!!

All you have to do is enter below. Giveaway closes February 14th, 2018

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Open to residents of Ontario only. Winner will be randomly selected and must be able to get themselves to the spa. Any purchases/services above what is offered is at the winners expense*

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Ste. Anne’s Spa. As always all opinions are my own…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For the last 7+ years I have immersed myself in the "mom life". My blog, appropriately named Me, Myself and Kids is my life; the challenges, the laughter, and the tears. But I also offer my own version of motherly advice. In doing so, I’ve designating myself as an MD or “Mom Doc”. Not because I know it all. Don’t get me wrong. It’s an open perspective; my learnings shared so you can take the good, bad and ugly and adapt it to your own family life. So please join me as I share all of the crazy and overwhelming thoughts and experiences of the mom life with Me, Myself and Kids.

77 Comments

  • Pam February 7, 2018

    I would bring my mom or my cousin 🙂

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      Anyone would love this!!

  • Jenny Major February 7, 2018

    I would take my mom!

  • Jenny February 7, 2018

    I need this! My sister and I NEED this! 🙂

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      Great way to spend the day with your sis!! Good luck!

  • Jenny February 7, 2018

    PS Love your blue tankini! 😉

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      Thanks 🙂

  • Kristy February 7, 2018

    I would take my friend Christina and I was get either a massage or a facial. I’ve never had a facial before, but you can never go wrong with a massage…

  • Mandy Mail February 7, 2018

    So many people I would want to take….. My husband would probably win 🙂 MASSAGE!!!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      Nothing better than a couples getaway!!

  • Marlene J February 7, 2018

    I would take my mom
    We both would love the FOOT THERAPY TREATMENT & FIRMING MUD FACIAL

  • Sonya February 7, 2018

    A fabulous giveaway! I would take my Mom or hubs ♡

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      Great choices! But if you win, how will you decide?! lol

  • Bonnie Sacks February 7, 2018

    I would have a long massage and facial and would take a friend 🙂

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      Me?! 😉

  • Lily February 7, 2018

    I’m bringing my hubs! We can’t wait 🙂

    • Lily February 7, 2018

      And we are going straight for a massage ! Thank you!

      • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

        Hahaha good choices! Good luck!

  • Audrey February 7, 2018

    I would take my mom 😉

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      I’m sure you both would love it!

  • Joanne February 7, 2018

    Love this post. What a great giveaway. You will have 2 very happy (and relaxed) people!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      Haha yes!!

  • Elaine G February 7, 2018

    I would take my sister.
    I have never had a massage so I would get some type massage.They have many options to pick from.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      Never have had a massage?! Regardless of this you need to try one!!

  • Mike Keindel February 7, 2018

    This would be a perfect break.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      It absolutely would be!!

  • Tara K February 7, 2018

    I would take my sister! I’d get a massage for sure!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      Perfect!

  • Nancy T February 7, 2018

    I would take my hubby and a couples massage would be at the top of my list.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      Very nice!!

  • Rebecca February 7, 2018

    I would take my mom and have a facial. I LOVE THEM!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      So good!!!

  • Kim Tanti February 7, 2018

    I would take my daughter. I would love to get a facial

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      Fun!! Ditto on the facial! So good!!

  • Deena February 7, 2018

    I would love to win! A spa day would be so great after these last few months! Would love me a massage…or facial….or just the peace and quiet!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      You do deserve a treat 😉

  • Deena February 7, 2018

    Oops forgot to mention I’d probably take my hubby!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 7, 2018

      Haha!!

  • Jami February 7, 2018

    This is great information!

  • Lindsay February 7, 2018

    Love St Anne’s!!!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 8, 2018

      Me too! I want to go back already!!

  • Diane February 7, 2018

    I would take my hubby! This would be a perfect escape for our 10 year anniversary!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 8, 2018

      Yes it would! Happy anniversary! We celebrate 10 years in July!

  • Monique L.S. February 7, 2018

    My best friend and I have wanted to go, so I would take her. I would like to try a relaxing massage.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 8, 2018

      Sounds amazing! Going with a friend is perfect!

  • Juliee Fitze February 8, 2018

    I would take one of my sisters with me . I would get one of their facials.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 8, 2018

      Great choice!

  • Sam February 8, 2018

    Would take my wonderful sister or my wonderful sister-in-law Alana! 🙂

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 8, 2018

      Hahaha, be careful on that one!! 😉

  • linda February 8, 2018

    Would take my friend, Karen & hit the Eucalyptus steam room first.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 8, 2018

      Oh it’s so good in there!!!

  • Jen K February 9, 2018

    Seeing as the hubby and I haven’t had a “day” out in over 4 years, I’d bring him along! I would love a relaxing massage 🙂

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 9, 2018

      4 years?! Wow you deserve a lot more than a massage!!!

  • Alison Braidwood February 9, 2018

    I’d take my friend Dominique, and I think I’d have a massage first.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 9, 2018

      Sounds great!!

  • Andy February 9, 2018

    I’d take one of my bff’s😘

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 9, 2018

      Good idea 😉😉

  • Julie Barrett February 9, 2018

    I’d love to bring my mom or sister. It looks beautiful there! And I would definitely enjoy that hot tub! In terms of services, I would probably get a massage.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 9, 2018

      The hot tub is amazing!!

  • Liz Howard February 9, 2018

    I would take my friend Laura and get a massage!!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 10, 2018

      Massages are a great choice!

  • Cheryl k February 10, 2018

    There are so many people I would love to take. I would take my bf who has never had a massage in his entire life or my spa buddy miss Karen. We always spa together. It would depend who is free when I want to go. Or my lovely sister who could use the R&R.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 10, 2018

      So many people to choose from!!!

  • Adriana February 10, 2018

    I would take my friend Kelsey and would love to get massages!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 10, 2018

      Great choice! That’s what I want next!

  • Leah Zlatkin February 11, 2018

    Wow!!! What a giveaway! I would just love to go!!! I would take my sister Cheryl! She and I could really use some “me time” it would be amazing to get away from my mom and wife responsibilities for the day… And I have always wanted to go to Ste Anne’s!!! Pick us please! Xoxo

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 11, 2018

      It’s the perfect place to get away from mom life!!

  • Leah Zlatkin February 11, 2018

    Absolutely love you blog post!!! That yummy Mediterranean food looks delish!!! Your day looks perfect! Hoping my sister and I win so we can enjoy some much needed “me time”!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 11, 2018

      Thank you! Good luck!

  • Lynn Goad February 11, 2018

    My lovely teenage daughter because she did so awesome on her exams and she’s such a wonderful young woman! It would be so relaxing to have the chance to breathe I the Euchaliptis steam room! Or take a plung bath!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 11, 2018

      That’s so sweet and congrats to her for finishing exams!

  • Taylor February 13, 2018

    This is such an amazing giveaway!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 13, 2018

      Good luck!

  • Robyn Bellefleur February 13, 2018

    I would take my husband with me because we could both us some pampering. I would love to get a facial for my first treatment.

  • Nicole Jubleew February 13, 2018

    I would take my best friend. I’d definitely choose to do a massage first.

  • Heather Swanson February 24, 2018

    I would love to go to this spa!

  • Dave Gibb February 27, 2018

    fun

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