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Find some breathing space {GIVEAWAY}

2012 March 28
by Emily Hill

As much as I love blogging, there’s something to be said for a little offline R&R.

The same is true for life in general. I love my life but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t use a break from it now and then.


Daybreak Breathing Space blogger retreat

Somehow the people over at Daybreak totally get this and have put together a mini retreat for local bloggers (or non-locals who don’t mind the drive to South Jordan, Utah). Enticingly called “Breathing Space,” the retreat is a weekend getaway where bloggers will enjoy a bed and breakfast-style stay in their beautiful homes, hands-on workshops, shopping (Oh Sweet Sadie will be going on during your stay) and networking with other bloggers.

They had me at “bed and breakfast” and “shopping.”


Daybreak Breathing Space blogger retreat

Curious about the classes? I can pretty much guarantee there’s something for everyone when you’re given 15 options. Here’s a taste:

  • Tennis
  • Photography
  • Interior design
  • Knitting
  • Floral arranging
  • Quilting
  • Yoga
  • Cooking


Breathing Space runs from Friday, May 4th at 3:00pm through Saturday, May 5th at 7:00pm. Registration is $75 before April 15th and $85 from April 15th to May 3rd and is limited to 75 bloggers.

The details about your registration…because you’re totally dying to know:

  • Four catered meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Seven classes (choose from the 15 offered)
  • Dorm-style sleeping arrangements in the beautiful model homes with up to 2 of your closest blogger friends in a room.
  • Relaxation and fun (hooray!)
  • Sponsor swag (we’re talking yummy sponsors like Sweet Tooth Fairy, Chick-fil-A and whippy cake)


You did catch the part about relaxation and fun, right?

Sold!

I’m sure you’ve registered by now, but just in case you need a bit more convincing, how about this:


Um, gorgeous.

Only 38 days, but who’s counting?

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!!

Daybreak is giving away one (1) pass to their Breathing Space blogger retreat!

Bring on the R&R, baby!

To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite way you try to find a little breathing space (required). Do you lock yourself in your bathroom for a quick pedi, or do you hit the Starbucks drive-thru for a double chocolate frappuccino? Maybe it’s a quick nap in the afternoon…one of my favorites.

For extra entries, you can do any/all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each one you do (each one earns you an extra entry).

  • “Like” Breathing Space on Facebook (or tell me you already have).
  • “Like” ITRML on Facebook (or tell me you already have).
  • Subscribe to ITRML (or tell me you’re already a subscriber).
  • Tweet about this giveaway using #BreathingSpace and leave the URL of your tweet.
  • Update your Facebook status with a link to this giveaway.

This giveaway will end at midnight on Wednesday, April 3rd.

For more details on classes, registration and sponsors, visit BreathingSpaceRetreat.com.

Note: Winner will be notified via email. If no reply is received, a new winner will be drawn.

Disclosure: A big thank-you to Daybreak who provided me with the pass for this giveaway. (To be honest, they offered me a little R&R at the retreat but I couldn’t make it. They were nice enough to let me give it to you instead.)

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  1. March 28, 2012

    How amazing is this!!! I would love to go!

    My favorite R&R is a long shower or a long nap!
    DeDe Smith´s deep thought ~ Wednesday Sayings – 3/28/12My Profile

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  2. March 28, 2012

    I like Breathing Space on Facebook!
    DeDe Smith´s deep thought ~ Wednesday Sayings – 3/28/12My Profile

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  3. March 28, 2012

    I like ITRML on facebook
    DeDe Smith´s deep thought ~ Wednesday Sayings – 3/28/12My Profile

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  4. March 28, 2012

    I’m a subscriber!
    DeDe Smith´s deep thought ~ Wednesday Sayings – 3/28/12My Profile

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  5. March 28, 2012

    And I did a Facebook status about the giveaway!

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668303597
    DeDe Smith´s deep thought ~ Wednesday Sayings – 3/28/12My Profile

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  6. March 28, 2012

    Oh I don’t want this, I NEED this!

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  7. March 28, 2012

    I’m so wanting to go!! Sounds amazing!

    My favorite way to find some breathing space is watching my shows on DVR while snacking on some mini Cadbury Eggs – and not having to worry about everything else I should be doing… :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama´s deep thought ~ Happy Blogoversary to ME and a Giveaway!My Profile

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  8. March 28, 2012

    I like Breathing Space on FB
    Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama´s deep thought ~ Happy Blogoversary to ME and a Giveaway!My Profile

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  9. March 28, 2012

    I like you on FB
    Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama´s deep thought ~ Happy Blogoversary to ME and a Giveaway!My Profile

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  10. March 28, 2012

    New subscriber! :)
    Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama´s deep thought ~ Happy Blogoversary to ME and a Giveaway!My Profile

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  11. March 28, 2012

    My r and r. Is good chocolate enjoyed alone while kids are all peacefully sleeping.

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  12. March 28, 2012

    I tell my husband I’m going to run errands, and then go wander around the mall or the dollar store! I REALLY want to go to Breathing Space, because I have a few friends who are going, and I want to see them again!

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  13. March 28, 2012

    I like your fan page :)
    Carly´s deep thought ~ Bob Books Early Readers Review and GiveawayMy Profile

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  14. March 28, 2012

    I like BSR on FB!

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  15. March 28, 2012

    I like breathing space on Facebook
    Carly´s deep thought ~ Bob Books Early Readers Review and GiveawayMy Profile

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  16. March 28, 2012

    I like you on FB.

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  17. March 28, 2012

    I subscribe to you on RSS :-)

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  18. March 28, 2012

    My favorite way to relax is a long, hot bath with a good magazine. And the bathroom door must be locked so my kids will leave me alone!

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  19. March 28, 2012

    I like you on FB.
    Emily´s deep thought ~ CurlersMy Profile

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  20. March 28, 2012

    I like Breathing Space on FB.
    Emily´s deep thought ~ CurlersMy Profile

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  21. March 28, 2012

    I am a subscriber.

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  22. March 28, 2012

    After the morning rush of getting the kids all ready for school I run to McDonalds for a coke after they have been dropped off from school. Pure bliss! It is something small but gives me some breathing space before tackling the work for the day.
    Summer @ Summer Scraps´s deep thought ~ Watching grass grow…My Profile

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  23. March 28, 2012

    I like Breathing Space on facebook!
    Summer @ Summer Scraps´s deep thought ~ Visiting Disneyland Series Part 1 – When to go?My Profile

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  24. March 28, 2012

    I like ITRML on facebook!
    Summer @ Summer Scraps´s deep thought ~ White Chocolate Strawberry TrifleMy Profile

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  25. March 28, 2012

    I now subscribe to ITRML!
    Summer @ Summer Scraps´s deep thought ~ Mario & Luigi PartyMy Profile

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  26. March 28, 2012

    I tweeted about the giveaway https://twitter.com/#!/summerscraps/status/185149891905994753
    Summer @ Summer Scraps´s deep thought ~ Happy Birthday wood blocksMy Profile

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  27. March 28, 2012

    I updated my facebook status with a link to this giveaway!
    Summer @ Summer Scraps´s deep thought ~ Watching grass grow…My Profile

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  28. March 28, 2012

    I walk my Little Chefs to and from school. We get to talk one way, the other way I walk slowly back to the house and more Little Chefs waiting for me. (They are supervised when I am gone don’t worry.)

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  29. March 29, 2012

    When I need a break, I go to my happy place – Target! Even just wandering does wonders for me. It’s kind of a sickness really.
    Stacey M.´s deep thought ~ 11 Months OldMy Profile

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  30. March 29, 2012

    Liked Breathing Space on FB.
    Stacey M.´s deep thought ~ 11 Months OldMy Profile

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  31. March 29, 2012

    Like your page on FB.
    Stacey M.´s deep thought ~ 11 Months OldMy Profile

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  32. March 29, 2012

    Already a subscriber to your blog.
    Stacey M.´s deep thought ~ 11 Months OldMy Profile

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  33. March 29, 2012

    Posted a status update on FB.
    Stacey M.´s deep thought ~ 11 Months OldMy Profile

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  34. March 29, 2012

    I don’t think I’ve needed a break more in my lie. This sounds like a fun and really different conference. I would love to go.

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  35. March 29, 2012

    Oh, shoot….I hit send too soon. You can delete that one. ;)
    My number one way of relaxing is a massage if I can get it. I truly believe if everyone could Have a massage once a week I truly believe the world would be a better place.

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  36. March 29, 2012

    Will you be there? Tell me you will!
    Michelle´s deep thought ~ DIY Under $5My Profile

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  37. March 29, 2012

    I just lock myself in the bathroom. No pedi…just locked in the bathroom with the fan running to slightly drown out the noise of the screaming children. If I’ve managed to think it through before I make a break for it, I have my phone with me and can play a few rounds of Words with Friends while I’m in there.

    Good times. Being a mom is a piece of cake!
    Jenny´s deep thought ~ Because Today I Can’t Dwell on the SadMy Profile

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  38. March 29, 2012

    I like you on FB.

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  39. March 29, 2012

    I like Breathing Space on FB!

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  40. March 29, 2012

    Subscribed to ITRML.

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  41. March 29, 2012

    oHH WOW, WHEN I HAVE TIME TO RELAX… I LIKE TO SIT BACK AND RELAX AND WATCH A SHOW WITH THE HUBS OR JUST TALK ABOUT OUR DAY!!!
    Ani Allen´s deep thought ~ all the way to the moon…My Profile

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  42. March 29, 2012

    I “LIKE” BREATHING SPACE BLOGGER RETREAT ON FACEBOOK!!!
    Ani Allen´s deep thought ~ all the way to the moon…My Profile

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  43. March 29, 2012

    I “LIKE” ITRML ON FACEBOOK!!!
    Ani Allen´s deep thought ~ all the way to the moon…My Profile

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  44. March 29, 2012

    ‏TWEETED ABOUT THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!! @aNIaLLENV
    Ani Allen´s deep thought ~ all the way to the moon…My Profile

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  45. March 29, 2012

    i SHARED THE GIVEAWAY ON MY FB STATUS!!! http://www.facebook.com/ani.allen
    Ani Allen´s deep thought ~ all the way to the moon…My Profile

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  46. March 30, 2012

    I love a good soak in the bathtub with a good book.

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  47. March 30, 2012

    I liked breathing space of FB!
    Jana´s deep thought ~ Ridiculously Easy Vegetarian ChiliMy Profile

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  48. March 30, 2012

    I “Like” ITRML on Facebook!

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  49. March 30, 2012

    I updated my FB status about the giveaway!

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  50. March 30, 2012

    I take a nice hot bath when I need some breathing space! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Jenny´s deep thought ~ Favorite Layovers: San AntonioMy Profile

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  51. March 30, 2012

    I like Breathing Space on Facebook.

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  52. March 30, 2012

    I like ITRML on Facebook :)

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  53. April 2, 2012

    I try to find breathing space by getting pedicures every so often. It is fun and relaxing!
    Deserae Fiedler´s deep thought ~ Zippers???My Profile

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  54. April 2, 2012

    I like you on FB
    Deserae Fiedler´s deep thought ~ Zippers???My Profile

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  55. April 4, 2012

    I tweeted about it. https://twitter.com/#!/rockandcookies/status/187636122585796608
    Aimee´s deep thought ~ Being a GirlMy Profile

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  56. April 4, 2012

    And I liked Breathing Space on FB.
    Aimee´s deep thought ~ Being a GirlMy Profile

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  57. April 4, 2012

    And I liked ITRML on FB and I feel sad because I thought I already liked it.
    Aimee´s deep thought ~ Being a GirlMy Profile

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  58. Sarah permalink
    April 4, 2012

    Catching up on blogs is some of my favorite breathing space!

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  59. Sarah permalink
    April 4, 2012

    I like bs on Facebook!

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  60. April 30, 2012

    I follow you via GFC

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  61. April 30, 2012

    Oops sorry! Not GFC — I meant I subscribe to your blog! Mommy moment :)
    Jenna´s deep thought ~ The Girl Behind The Blog!My Profile

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