Note from the Mamas: Congras to Betina Post, who won the fabulous stress relief package from I.M. Spa!
With Thanksgiving rushing toward us this week and Christmas hot on its heels, this is a time of joy but also lots of STRESS. We know just what you’ll need after the holidays: a few hours at I.M. Spa to melt all that tension away.
Or you can always use the gift certificate in between shopping trips to refresh you before December 25th hits!
We’re so glad to partner with I.M. Spa on these giveaways because the therapists really know what they’re doing. The massages and other services are simply amazing and can make you feel like a new woman.
Ready to feel like a new woman?
ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY: Today we’re giving away some of the most popular services at I.M. Spa, namely the I.M. Loving It package. You’ll be pampered with a herbal foot steam, salt glow and mud wrap for your tired tootsies in the Barefoot Spa Room, a 55-minute Swedish massage and your choice of 50-minute facial. Aahhhhh.
HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the hat, click on the orange comment button below and tell us about your favorite way to de-stress at the end of the day. Do you read a good book, have a cup of hot tea, watch one of your favorite T.V. shows? We’d love to hear about it!
Don’t forget! Send a note about this giveaway to your friends, and we’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person you tell about this fantastic I.M. Spa package. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.
Click here to visit the I.M. Spa website and remember: spa gift certificates are always fun to unwrap!
I have so many ways I enjoy relaxing at the end of the day. I definitely have those favorite tv shows that always relax me. But I am also a gamer. I love playing World of Warcraft and have been for 6 years. Its my time to escape from everyday life.
My 3 year old daughter and I have dance parties in the living room. A great way to de-stress-unless she gets her way and we listen to the Chipmunks!
My favorite way to relax after a hard day is to put on my most comfortable sleep pant and shirt, curl up on the couch and watch my favorite show.
I would love a spa day!!!
I love to read a good book…usually a Stephanie Plum book (if there is one I have not read)…she makes me laugh and her books are outrageously silly. No one can be as goofy as her…but I love her nonetheless… I find myself chuckling with tears rolling down my face at times… A PERFECT way to de-stress!
I like to go to my bedroom, shut the door, put on a granny gown, and just be quiet or maybe watch a tv show, laying on my bed.
After the kids are down, toys put away, and kitchen is clean, my husband and I usually crash on the couch and actually have a conversation. 🙂 Best way to destress is to talk to the one you love most!
I like to cuddle up with my hubby and watch one of our Fav TV Shows.
But recently that hasn’t happened since I have a 2mo old baby girl.
So this would really be great!!!!!
Thank you for always having such wonderful giveaways!
I am Thankfull for NWA Motherlode!
I love to curl up on the couch with a big blanket and catch up on the dvr!
I like to relax a couple ways. Some days I need to do some stretching. There is no way I can fall asleep when the muscles are knotted up. I also like to read. One of my favorite magazines is “Angels on Earth” which has many real life stories from readers who have encountered human and/or heavenly Angels. There are stories that make you cry and other that make you laugh. Either way I feel at peace when reading this magazine.
I put the kids to bed and then watch a good show
I teach 25 kiddos everday. So on my way home I relax while listening to music. It helps prepare for the next phase of taking care of my own kiddos! And, watching sitcoms always helps…it’s nice to laugh at other family humor. Modern Family is one of my favs!
My favorite way to relax is to curl up on the couch and catch up on all of my Ellen shows I’ve DVR’d!!
A good knitting or sewing session can refresh me after the worst of days!
I love to get lost in reading a book at the end of a long day. That is just about every day since I homeschool my kids.
I love to curl up with a good book and a diet coke at the end of day.
At the end of the day when we sit down to watch TV my wonderful husband gives me a foot rub.
I love fall daylight savings and two kids who can’t tell time! Got them down at 7:15pm last week–they were out by 7:20 and I had the rest of the evening to myself! Awesome. Watched Robin Hood, played Scrabble online with my friend in Michigan and fell asleep by 10pm. Loved it.
This time of year, love reading a book or watching TV snuggled in a blanket with hot chocolate.
My favorite way to ease the stress is to soak in a hot bubble bath with some great aromatherapy and a good book!
Favorite relaxation is to have my hubby rub my feet
My favorite way to relax is curling up on the couch with my husband and watching TV. I also enjoy taking my stress out on the piano and playing for a while.
I attempt to de-stress with a cup of tea (decaf), then snuggle up with my hubby and watch all those shows we can’t watch when the kids are awake! I soooo want some I.M. Spa awesomeness!
I don’t really have much time to relax at the end of the day, but I love to relax in the morning with a cup of coffee and watch the morning news (or cartoons). Sometimes just slowing down enough to play with my 4-year-old is relaxing and fun!
I love to just curl up on the couch with my hubby and watch feel good television.
i dont think i have a way to de-stress. Never had a spa day and sure would love to give it a try
My favorite way to de-stress is to come home to my dear husband, snuggle with my husband, and let him rub my feet and shoulders.
I read a few scriptures from the Bible or a motivational book.
The way I like to de stress myself is to workout. Zumba, yoga, running, ext… Always helps! 🙂
The best way I de-stress is to read my Bible!
i take a hot bath and read a good book!
My favorite way to destress is to hang out with my friends.
I love to lay on the couch and watch tv with my husband after the kids are in bed!
My favorite way to de-stress at the end of the day and after I put my son to bed is to curl up on the couch and watch t.v. Just helps me forget about all the stress for a little while and relax.
I like to veg out in front of the tv.
A shower or a bath!
After the family is asleep, I love to sit on my porch swing & enjoy the quiet.
On particularly stressful days — or any day there’s still time left at the end to relax — I like to wash up and finish off with some lavender-scented body lotion. Then, I love to curl up on the sofa with my soft, suede blanket and a cup of honey vanilla chamomile tea. I try to just sit still and let the day go. But then again, I’ve always said RELAXING MAKES ME TENSE, so I’ll get up a do another load of laundry.
A nap and some chocolate:-)
A hot bubble bath with a good book!
The way i like to de-stress at the end of the day is put all kids to bed and read a good book with no interruptions.
I like to lay in bed and read
I love to watch something on TV or blog on the computer 🙂
I like to lay on my big comfy chair with my 2 kids and we read or watch a movie….a spa day is the only thing on my christmas list this year! much needed! 🙂
Anytime my house is quiet (very rare), I relax while watching T.V. I always think about getting in the whirlpool, but sometimes it feels like to much effort to do that. I need to leave the house to be pampered and enjoy it!
I love snuggling in bed and watching HGTV. A day at IM is always a “TREAT”!
After the kids are in bed and the house is cleaned up…I like to catch up on a show or two, get on my computer, and then read my Bible b/f heading to bed. Gotta’ love that quiet time!
I love to drink hot chocolate and read a magazine in bed!
I snuggle on the couch with my son or curl up in bed with whatever book I’m reading.
My favorite way to relax is a hot bath.
My favorite way to destress is to read or sew!!
Nice warm bath! 🙂
I work some very long hours, especially this time of year. When I finally make it home I like to unwind in a warm jacuzzi tub with bath salts.
There’s nothing I would be more thankful for than this spa day!I like to relax by spending time with friends laughing and venting about life.
tea and chocolate…
I really enjoy escaping for a run while the sun is setting. It really clears my head and helps me unwind from the pressures of the day….being outside while the weather is nice is the best!
Running always helps me relax after a long hard day.
Ideally, I would like to relax with a warm bubble bath, a face mask, and a good book. Unfortuntally, that doesn’t happen very often with a 1 1/2 year old!
I love to drink something hot and snuggle up with a good book.
My best and quickest way to ‘distress’ is to sit in my swing (which is in my back yard) and slowly swing with my eyes closed. Certainly in this late fall season its not alsays possible, but on these warm and sunny days it is truly a blessing. God is so good!! Many of us need these days to keep that ‘spirit of depression’ away. This time spent outside in sunshine is a powerful God given medicine. Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone! Bonnie
My favorite way to relax is crawl up with a good book by the fireplace and get lost in the story for a little while,
It really helps me to work on a creative stamping project, or make a bunch of cards or gifts while I watch a movie.
My aching muscles really need a day of pampering & my mind needs some de-stressing! I just had a baby girl 10 weeks ago and it has been challenging learning how to split my attention between her and my 4 year old son. I’m sleep deprived & stressed…but of course they are worth it all!
To wind down at the end of the day, I surf blogs and chat on facebook. It makes those friends not feel so far away and I can do a little venting if I need to as well!
Sleep is my best way to relax! When I have a really rough day, I usually go climb in the bed and feel so much better and rejuvenated when I awake. Then I feel that I can tackle whatever may be a problem.
I need a relaxing day! I have been helping my youngest daughter, who is working full time, and had six (yes, count them) kids. Actually it’s a “yours, mine and ours family. Her husband is recuperating from surgery and has been hospitalized twice in the past six months. He is totally disabled, so my daughter is working, I am shuttling five of the kids to school each morning, (four different schools) and then I go to work. I would love to be pampered for a change of pace. I love my son-in-law, daughter and grandkids, but I really do think I’m getting too old for all this running back and forth!
Seeing my granddaughter’s sweet face always takes the edge off. Even though we live several hours apart, her momma sends us picture messages almost daily and there are always new pics up on facebook!
Thank you to IM Spa and the MAMAS!
My favorite way to destress is to look through pictures and scrapbook, but if I can’t do that then I love to crawl in bed and watch my favorite tv show while flipping through People magazine!
Lately it’s been a cup of hot egg nog or herbal tea and a nice bath. I’ll put some epsom salts and lavender and geranium oil in the tub, light some candles and put on a little Miles Davis. Looking forward to this evening already.
I de stress by taking a hot shower, put on soft pj’s and chillin in the family room. 🙂
I like to put the kids to bed, grab a cold beer, put my feet up, and watch a Reality Show off my dvr!!!!
I like to either get on the computer or catch up on one of my many dvr-ed shows after I get the kids to bed!
I need this give-a-way more than you know!!
I like to paint.
I like to enjoy warm tea – helps to relax!
coffee and a good book
Hmmm… New baby and an almost 3-year old. De-stressing might be a thing of the past! 😉 but it usually entails some sort of magazine, a snuggly blanket, a cup of tea and a quiet house!!
I love to come home at the end of a busy day and play music. Music has always spoken to me in a special way. It calms my soul with each note played. Not only do I listen to music, but I play the guitar and the piano. Being a part of such a creation envigorates me for another day. This is how I relax.
Hot chocolate and a good mystery!
At the end of the day, II sit in a rocker with my large cat in my lap, peppermint tea at hand and Dulce de leche icream, and watch a foreign file like Tampopo or read a mystery from one of Laurie King’s Sherlock Holmes sequel. The good life it is!
To de-stress, I enjoy taking a hot bath, with Chamomile bubble bath soap. I light candles, and play some soft Christian music. Ahh, relaxes me just thinking about it! 🙂
Hot tea and a good book!
At the end of the day I like to catch up on Oprah that I missed that day because of work..FB family and friends to make sure all is well out there in the world or if I can help anyone with needs.
My favorite way to destress is a super hot jacuzzie bath, with mp3 player or a good book that I’m into.
I like to relax by going out on our back deck, breath in fresh air and stare at the moon for a few seconds before my kids find me:-)