The Importance of Me Time.

I was so excited when Milano cookies approached me about working together. First of all, I have been eating Milano cookies since I was a little girl. They were always our favorite snack as kids and I still buy them as an adult. Second, their new campaign, Save Something For Yourself is all about “me time,” which is something I feel strongly about. The average woman only gets 17 minutes of “me time”, and that is just not enough!!! Milano is encouraging women to find ways to take a moment for themselves throughout their day.

As an “extroverted introvert”/ambivert, I am verrrry careful to make sure I always get enough me time, as living in New York can really take everything out of you otherwise. I have a busy, full life here and I wouldn’t trade it for anything but at the end of the day, nothing is better than a book, a face mask, and… of course… a little chocolate! If you follow my instagram stories, you may remember that few weeks ago, Milano hosted an event at The Norwood in the city to celebrate their (hysterical!) new ad campaign. Each room of the club featured highlighted a different way to get more me time. My favorite was the very last one, “Home is Where the Soft Pants Are,” which was all about unwinding at home.

Inspired by that, Carter and I filmed this fun little video which shows my favorite way to unwind – I really love how it turned out… hope you enjoy it!

How do you take a little time for yourself!? I’d love for you to share your favorite “me” time stories in the comments.

Photography by Carter Fish; huge thank you to Milano + Pepperidge Farm for partnering together!

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  1. Grace, you are SO lucky! I’d give anything to work with Milano cookies, they’re soooo good! Last time I got my hands on a packet, I ate the whole thing in one go. 😉

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  2. Kellie says 3.20.18

    Reading before bed is my “me” time for sure. I also have been trying to have one evening each week to just play the piano after my kids go to bed. I grew up playing but when we moved 3 1/2 years ago we got rid of my old piano (it was permanently out of tune- official diagnosis).

    My husband got me a digital piano for Xmas (best gift ever) and headphones so I can seriously tune out the world (and not wake up the children). It’s such an amazing stress reliever and a way to get back into something I loved growing up.

  3. Katie says 3.20.18

    Curious to know what you’re reading, as always! *looking eyes emoji*

    • grace at the stripe says 3.21.18

      Haha, well we filmed this video a while ago so I can’t remember which book exactly but right now I am reading One of Us Is Lying! xo

  4. Cy says 3.20.18

    My favorite high school treat. My best friend Lisa and I would put a package of the mint ones in the freezer for awhile and then eat the whole thing! Although I rarely buy packaged cookies anymore, I still think Pepperidge Farms does a good job. That pop up sounds really fun! The first thing I do when I get home, besides greet my kitty, is change into my “cozies ” and slippers. My work is super social and loud! I need my me time! Love the video and those pajamas My favorite color

  5. Cory says 3.20.18

    Give me ALL the Milanos…best sponsored post ever!!!
    P.S. I’m about halfway through The Untelling by Tayari Jones. It is really good so far. I know you loved An American Marriage, so you should definitely check this one out too.

  6. K.C. says 3.23.18

    omg dark chocolate sea salt sounds AMAZING….need to go get me some Milanos stat. Chocolate + a book = 100% the recipe for perfect “me time”!