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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Holiday Hangover Blog Hop

Now that the Christmas cookies are gone, gifts unwrapped, and your holiday visitors have left, you’ve earned some well-deserved TLC. Evernight authors not only have the cure for your holiday hangover, they have fantastic new books for your 2015 reading list, too!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more you blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by Evernight Publishing (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

So sink into your favorite chair and enjoy your holiday hangover!
You know what's funny? I've never had any kind of hangover before. I don't drink much--I'll have a blue zen or an electric Popsicle now and then or even a couple of beers from time to time but nothing to get drunk on. Then it comes a shock that I'd even agree to be a part of this blog hop. But, here I am anyway.

During the holidays there were more people than usual in the house. My sister and her four children descended on the joint and it was insane. First of all everything was non-stop. And while I adore my sister and is in complete love with my nieces and nephews, they get to be too much at times. My house is fairly quiet and the neighborhood is also quiet so when they came it was like my bubble popped and the world invaded.

From  one screaming, "Auntie he's breathing on me!" To them screaming at each other from the top of the stairs, to them running a mock in Wal-mart as we went boxing day shopping to "are we there yet?" while we were walking to said Wal-mart--it was a mad house.  

Here are some tips for de-stressing after the family invasion is over:

  1. Clean the house from top to bottom - no matter how much they packed before they leave, chances are they will leave something behind and you must find it, report it and put it away for safe keeping. So while you're doing this, save yourself some time and just clean.
  2. Get a nice glass of wine (For you Caribbean folks, Sorrel and for everyone else, Spiked Eggnog (psst, I suggest white rum), or tequila).
  3. Grab your kindle (or for those who love your paperback, snag one).
  4. Fill your bath-tub with water and your favorite bubble bath - now for me, it's Japanese Cherry Blossoms from Bath and Body - but might I suggest lavender, it calms you.
  5. Make sure you have your favorite soft rock (love songs like Luther Vondross, Gerald Levert, old school Mary J Blige, a little new school Sam Smith) with you.
  6. Lock yourself in, strip naked and slip into this warm, bubbly water up to your neck. 

Yes, reading in the tub with your favorite music playing softly in the background, your favorite drink at hand and a hot book? What beats that for some peace and quiet and a way to recharge the batteries that were run dry with your family all up in your space? That is how I recharge after the holiday.

Now for some fun!

Enter for a chance to win Evernight’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize (An ebook copy of any of my Evernight releases) by answering this question (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win): My question to you is this - if you could find a way to de-stress after the family is gone, what would that be?

Please be sure to continue on the hop by clicking any of my fellow Evernighters below! Thanks again for stopping by and from me, Mantasy, my family to yours, Bonne année!
Remmy Duchene


  1. I like to read to help relieve stress. I love to relax in my recliner and put my feet up with my Kindle!! Happy New Year!! Christy_love14@hotmail.com

  2. Like Christy said, reading is a great stress reliever. I lay down with my kindle and enjoy a good book. Email: kisha_mr@yahoo.com.

  3. If I am totally stressed out a quick run on the treadmill followed by some fabulous chocolate will usually help me de-stress. ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. I either go and read in my room or in a nice hot bubble bath and send the kids to grandma's. Thank heavens for them!! Katrina


  5. Alone is my room with a good book and maybe a glass of wine.
    debby236 at hotmail dot com

  6. I lock myself in my room and read and listen to music.
    Nicole Ortiz

  7. Curl up with a book, or browse the internet on my favorite sites. Or hug my family, I always feel better after a hug. Id love someone to snuggle.

    kitsune_no_sora @ yahoo

  8. read and smoke cigarettes. cuddle up to my hubby. esseboo@yahoo.com

  9. A hot bubble bath with a good book. I usually go to a book I have read before so if I don't pay super close attention it doesn't matter

  10. Up in my room under covers with my kindle and chocolates and soda all day.


  11. it would be going one week or two vacation in a hot sunny place with no cell and no computer... definitely not survivor mode but billionaire mode with tons of nice fit Chippendale alike around loving women OF COURSE and no female whatsoever

    yep, that would do

    tagsncats @gmail.com

  12. My way of distressing is to read. This is my escape from reality! Have a Happy New Year.

  13. I like to have a glass of wine or tea, take a hot bath (I know it's not good for your skin), and read a good book. This year I'm going to try running. It's going to be my new thing to go for a run to try and decompress.

  14. I love hot baths, so I disappear into the bathroom and light some candles, soak and catch up on my reading.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  15. Read, of course :-) Curled up on the sofa, surrounded by my fur babies!
    Happy New Year!

  16. Spending some quiet time alone with a light, fun book and some tasty treats I didn't want to share.


  17. Just chillin in my chair with a glass of wine and a book..deborahetta61@gmail.com

  18. I totally love the tub and reading idea. I haven't done that in a long time. I always read to relieve stress.

  19. Definitely a nice hot bath and reading a good book.


  20. Curl up with a good book


  21. go to the beach

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  22. I love to go shopping yep I'm a shopaholic. This is so calming to me

  23. The best way I would de-stress would be to take a bubble bath and then curl up with a good book in bed.

    Happy New Year,

  24. I do like some quiet time with a book!

    Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

  25. Have a bubble bath and read a book it stops me stressing for a while anyway!


  26. I love either reading a book or listening to music.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  27. Hmm, I must tidy up the house first before I can relax, then curl up on my favourite chair next to a warm fire, reading an ebook with my cats nestled close, plus drinking fleshly made lemon and ginger tea.

    Happy New Year and thank you for a chance to win one of your books :) slholland22 {at} hotmail {dot} com

  28. Curl up with a good book and the cat on my lap.

  29. Read a book or watch a movie.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  30. LOL I also bought Japense Cherry Blossom on Christmas night when Bath and Body had their sale. I de-stressed by dressing warm (live In WI) and went to the garage to read, drink wine and have a cigarette.


  31. I usually perform yoga exercises at first. I purchase a lavender aromatherapy bath salt that relaxes me. I light candles in the bathroom and soak for a while. Afterwards I meditate and then have a glass of wine ( red or white) depending on what I feel luje, and read a good book. Now that's relaxing.


  32. Reading helps with my stress. Also getting out of the house for a few days, or a week, that helps me out too, lol.

    Hope you have a great 2015! =)
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  33. Swimming. then relaxing with hot chocolate and a book

  34. I fix either a cup of coffee or hot tea then get my niece warm throw and a good book and before long I'm totally relaxed.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  35. I take a nice hot bath with a cup of tea and a book

  36. Sitting in a hot bath or hot tub with a book.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  37. It would definitely be a hot bath, a hot read and maybe a nap. :)
    Thank you for the tips and participating in the hop.
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  38. I've never experienced a hangover either, and I have no desire to either. And I de-stress through reading and watching movies (particularly Marvel movie marathons).



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