Monday, April 21, 2014

Making Time for Play Time

I recently got the opportunity collaborate with Adam&Eve.  I was anxious to hear what they had to say in regards to women who are looking for a way to make "play time" when they have kids, and a house to care for.  I am really excited to share with you the article that they wrote especially for my readers, and myself.  This is a really fantastic, and discreet company, and if you sign up for emails right now you will get $10 off instantly.  I hope you enjoy their article as much as I did.  
Making Time for Play Time





For busy, always on-the-go moms, finding the time to take a shower can be difficult. So it comes as no surprise when making time for your partner gets put on the back burner, too. Between playing taxi for the kids, running errands, and getting dinner on the table by a reasonable hour (aka before it’s time to start the hour-long bedtime routine for your youngest), it’s a wonder your love life even makes the long to-do list. It’s easy to forget in the daily chaos of life that though our top priority might be our children, we’re also one-half of a couple. In a recent survey by Parenting and HLN’s Raising America, “30 percent [of parents] only get it on once or twice a month.” Looking to give your love life a boost? Here are some easy tips to spice things up.

Make an Appointment for Making Love

As unsexy as it may sound, scheduling one-on-one time with your other half, sans kids, is a surefire way to make sure sex at least gets a spot on the agenda. Make a note in your planner of the day and time, or program it into your phone and set an alarm. After all, your kids have scheduled playdates, so why shouldn’t you? To keep scheduled sex feeling spontaneous, think outside of the box... and the bedroom. Explore different rooms that you normally wouldn’t get frisky in—the kitchen, laundry room, foyer, upstairs hallway, anywhere that puts you in the mood. It’s hard for sex to feel like an appointment when it takes place in an exciting, never-been-here-before spot. Kids always around? Find a sitter and head out, even if it’s just for a couple of hours. The back row of a movie theater was made for quickies.

Send a Sext or Two

It’s often difficult to keep things sexy when you and your partner only see each other in the early mornings before kids and work take over and then later on at night over dinner, homework, and preparations for the next day. Take a moment during the day to send your lover a text or email of the more sexual nature. As Redbook notes, expressing yourselves with titillating messages keeps the spark alive even when the two of you are apart. By the time you’re reunited later that day, you’ll both be feeling hot and bothered.

Play with Toys

If you and your partner are feeling adventurous, toys are a great way to liven things up in the boudoir. Start with some fuzzy handcuffs and warming lube for a teasing appetizer before delving into battery-operated territory. No longer just for solo play, some sex toys are designed specifically for the pleasure of both partners, making them a wonderful option for added excitement. According to Adam & Eve, vibrating penis rings, or cock rings, are incredibly popular, as they are one of the few sex toys that pleasures both men and women at the same time. For an even hotter night in, go shopping for your new toys together pre-romp, allowing your imaginations (and hands) to wander as you make your way down aisle after naughty aisle.

By making sex a priority in an otherwise hectic week, your love life can go from boring to roaring. Even though you adore your kids, after trying out some of these stimulating options, you might find yourself calling that sitter more often.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I Have No Friends

I woke up this morning and realized I have no real friends.  NONE.  I have "friends," the people that hang out with you, and go shopping with you, but I have no real friends.  None, that don't care that I suffer from depression, and am going through a long list of unknown medical issues.  None that drop what they are doing to offer support, not a tongue lashing for being stupid, or asking questions that I can't give answers to because I don't know the answers myself, or advice.  I will ask for all of that when I need it.  Just support.  Just to hang out with me when I am afraid of what's next, and not judge.  I don't have any of those kinds of friends.  I will do it for others, but it's not something I have in my life. I don't have the friends that like to hang out with me regardless of if I have my kids with me or not, and I don't have friends that will invite my family over just to hang out, regardless of how annoying my boyfriend may be at times.  I don't have the type of friends that I can plan a family camping trip with, or weekend bbq's.  I don't have friends that will just be my friend, regardless of my views on the world.  Friends who will just be friends even if we disagree.  Friends who can have debates, and laugh about it.  Friends, who, if you don't care about the other stuff, they will still just be your friend.  I am alone. I have "friends," but none that don't move on to the next best thing.

It has taken me almost 11 yrs of living here to realize it, but I don't have that.  I am alone in this whole "awesome friendship" world.  I need to learn that it's okay to be alone, and I don't know why I can't figure it out.  I don't know why I am so worried about having friends.  I mean, what's wrong with having someone to go out with for the occasional drink, or play date in the park?  Is it really that bad?  Do I really need to have people who actually care about me and want to be around me?

Maybe I'm just not cut out for that kind of stuff.  I often wonder if I am cut out for relationships in general. Maybe I am relationship retarded.  I sometimes daydream about being a single mom, who has unlimited income, lives alone with her kids, and can homeschool those kids, and travel whenever she wants.  Maybe that is where my true happiness lies.  Not within friends but, within myself.

Don't take this personal if you are a friend who is reading this.  It's not meant to hurt you or put you down.  You all already have your real friends, and I understand that.  I don't mind being just a "friend." I just needed to write.  I needed to get this off my chest.  I needed to hurt a little less mentally this morning, because the physical pain I am dealing with is eating me alive.   I can't have both inside of me today.



Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hippity Hoppity 31 Gifts Easter Giveaway

Spring is just about here!  I know this is exciting for so many of us!  Along with the coming of one of the most beautiful times of the year, is one of our children's most beloved holidays, Easter.  One of a child's most cherished memories is a visit from everybody's favorite bunny, Peter Cottontail, AKA The Easter Bunny.  
Why not make the memories even more lasting by helping our very busy, furry friend give your child a personalized Easter basket from Thirty-one Gifts?  There are so many ways to get creative with some of the items from the Thirty-one Catalog.  Our pick for best, and most versatile basket would be The Mini Utility Bin.  It's only $22, can be personalized, and comes in 8 different patterns!



This why we decided to give one of these beautiful bags away!  You can choose one of 8 different patterns, and we are offering custom embroidery!  This is a $30 value, and is sure tot put a smile on your child's face!  Don't miss out on this great opportunity hosted by:





And if you just can't wait to get your hands on one of these adorable baskets, you can head right on over to Liz's 31 Gifts page, and order from her directly!  JUST CLICK HERE!


Good luck!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thirty-One Gifts Inside Out Bag Giveaway!

Are there any bag addicts out there?  I can't possible be the only one!  I have a huge addiction to bags, like to the point of needing a 12 step program.  My biggest addiction is to 31 Gifts Bags, though.  I love that they have so many bags, in every style imaginable!  They are also coming out with new fun prints all the time!!  The best part is, you can choose to have your bag personalized.  This is great if you have kids.  Especially when trying to organize their toys or clothes.  It takes all of the confusion away about what belongs were. 
I could really go on and on about 31 gifts.  I own quite a few things!

The Inside Out Bag

The Junior Your Way Cube

Keep It all Caddy


3 Littles Carry-All Caddy (one for each kid)



I have a cosmetic bag that is retired and there is nothing that even resembles it now *tear*
Now they have the Cosmetic Bag Set 



I also own the XXL Bag which is completely gone, and an apron, that is no longer in existence.  I think I own enough to start my own Thirty-One Business.  hehe

My new favorite bag is the Inside Out bag!  I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to review it.  It is such a cool bag.  Not too big and bulky.  It makes it perfect for everyday activities.  I took it all over town when the princess and I were doing some shopping.  It fit her diapers, a full pack of wipes, and extra outfit, my wallet, a few snacks, and her sippy.  Best of all, it's reversible.  The one I chose has The Bold Bloom pattern on the outside, but can be reversed to use the Swiss Dot pattern.  I happened to be sporting some school pride that day (GO BULLDOGS) and our colors are purple and gold.  So I was able to just flip the bold bloom in and sport the swiss dot on the outside.  It made me look like I know how to match.  haha  PLUS this is a cross body bag!!  This really detours grubby fingered, purse snatchers from trying to take your bag!  A couple days later, I had a business meeting for my website, AbileneMOMS.org, and I was able to put my files and folders in there.  It also has handy little pockets on the inside and outside to hold my pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, etc. 

On top of the Inside Out Bag, I also ordered the Junior Your Way Cube!  This thing is awesome!!  It is the perfect size to hold anything from crafting supplies to pantry items!  It also has a super convenient window, so you can see what's inside it.  Just in case it's on a higher shelf.  This is an organizers dream come true!  If you want to check out all of the different ways Thirty-one Gifts can change your life, be sure to Check out Liz's Girly Gir 31 Gifts fan page.  Just click HERE


Don't forget to shop this moths specials!! 






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