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Take a moment for yourself - you deserve it!

Life these days can feel like such a blur when you’re juggling work, family, and a mile long to-do list that time to yourself often seems like an alien concept. It’s sad, but true. I recently read an interview in which YouTube beauty guru, Michelle Phan, revealed that she has a waterproof cell phone case for reading emails in the shower every morning. Emails IN THE SHOWER, people. Call me old, but I’m just not built for that type of neck-breaking pace!

To maintain a bit of sanity, it’s important for me to step back and enjoy a few quiet moments each day. I love getting lost in a good book while riding the subway, which not only makes long commutes more bearable, but it’s a surprisingly effective way to breeze through that reading list that you never have time to get to otherwise. Walking Toby is another great way for me to unplug and get some fresh air with my cute pup, or even something as small as grabbing a good cup of coffee will give me an instant happy boost.

Seriously Distracted launch party

And of course, nothing beats letting your hair down and kicking back with some drinks! I recently stole a moment for myself at POPSUGAR’s Seriously Distracted Launch party, presented by fruitwater, and I’ve got no regrets! Having a couple hours to mingle with new friends and enjoy delicious cocktails made with fruitwater, a line of zero-calorie, bubbly, fruit-flavored waters (tropical pineapple was my fav!), was a fun break from the usual monotony of Monday nights. We also enjoyed a sneak peek of the first episode of Seriously Distracted, a new web series about the funny antics of pop culture-obsessed ladies working at a PR firm. Bonding over the latest celeb gossip always seems to make the work day go by a bit faster, doesn’t it? Each episode is only a few minutes long, which makes it SO easy to squeeze in some laughs between emails and meetings during the day. Tune in Tuesdays on POPSUGAR to watch new episodes! My favorite one so far is when boss lady JD LeGrande, who’s played by the hilarious Amy Sedaris, discovers Tinder and needs help tweaking her profile. “Oh! I suppose it says ‘I am super cas, and uhh hang out…easily'” made me crack up and perfectly describes all of my own awkward social media profile photos:

So how do you squeeze some “me” time into your busy schedule? Go for a run? Enjoy a tasty snack? Follow fruitwater on Instagram at @fruitwaterbev and submit a photo showing the world how you make the most of your day by stealing a moment for yourself for your chance to win a $1,000 prize towards your next stolen moment! Make sure to include #stealamomentsweeps and #fruitwater in your Instagram submission.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by fruitwater through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about fruitwater, all opinions are my own.

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Baba Souk gift guide

I first discovered Baba Souk a few months ago when I stumbled upon the cutest watermelon tote bag from their store, and it was love at first sight when I started perusing the rest of their wares! The Montreal-based store stocks a mix of in-house designs and unique handmade creations from indie designers, so you never have to worry that two other people are going to show up to your holiday gathering toting the same exact gift…awkwaaard.

Here’s a gift guide of some of my favorite Baba Souk goodies! I’m more than ready to grab a book and snuggle up under that cloud blanket right now. And as an added bonus, you can use the code littlewhitewhale to get 15% off your order from December 5 to December 10 – happy shopping!

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Cushioncat Girls Cool cat Cushion | Alana Womens Feather and Goose Down Gilet | Cocoon Womens Silk Scarf | Baby First Friend | Womens Printed Wellies | Large Throw

People. I didn’t know it until recently, so I feel compelled to share the fact that there is a boatload of cuteness going on over at British retailer Joules Clothing! They sell preppy apparel for the entire family—the kids sections are particularly precious—along with goodies for the home. And as a bonus, the back story of the company totally made me smile. Joules was started 30 years ago, when founder Tom Joule became fed up with the blandness of country equestrian clothing. He thought they didn’t adequately reflect customers’ personalities, so he created 100 pairs of hot pink wellies which, to no surprise, quickly sold out!

That same spark of color and playfulness is still prominent in their line today, and if you’re a bit obsessed with things with horse prints on them, like yours truly, you really need to do yourself a favor and check them out!

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