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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Winner of the Kirklands Santa Stocking Holder giveaway!

The winner of my Kirkland's Santa Stocking Holder giveaway is....

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Comment #210 - Noreen!

I've sent Noreen an email, and she has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Thanks to all who entered and congrats to the lucky winner!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MyOwnPet Balloons teams up with Canines for Disabled Kids!


MyOwnPet Balloons are adorable for almost any occasion! But what if you could surprise a special someone with a MyOwnPet Balloon, AND help children with disabilities get connected to the service animals that they desperately need?

At least one percent of the 52 million Americans with disabilities use service animals. Right now, the demand is greater than the supply, and most of those in need are put on a waiting list for up to 10 years!

"Canines for Disabled Kids (CDK) is a non-profit organization connecting children with disabilities to canine-assistance programs and resources. The CDK mission is twofold, first, to help families with disabled children obtain service dogs through education, financial aid and advocacy and second, to make families aware that these resources even exist."

What can you do to help?

For every MyOwnPet balloon purchased here, $5 will go directly to help Canines for Disabled Kids.

So head on over and order up a MyOwnPet Balloon for someone special!

Check out these cute options!




Visit http://www.caninesfordkids.org for additional details. Or you can donate directly to Canines for Disabled Kids and help them get one step closer to connecting a loyal companion to a child in need!

I was not compensated for this post. I am merely helping spread the word. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way for my review. Please see my complete Disclosure/Acknowledgement Policy HERE.

Money tight this holiday season? flipflop Wines fits any budget!


flipflop philosophy~~~~


"People have a personal attachment to their favorite pair of flip flops, their favorite food, and to their favorite wine style. We crafted seven different varieties that allow each wine lover to discover their favorite. That's the spirit of our philosophy - 'to each, their own.'"


flipflop wines are flavorful, diverse, incredibly priced, and socially conscious! Their wines come in a wide variety from Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, to Moscato and Sweet Red! And their prices are incredible. All wines are only $7.00 per bottle! That fits into almost any budget, even during the holidays!

But best of all, flipflop wines are socially conscious. In 2011, they have partnered with Souls4Souls to provide footwear to barefooted children around the world! Check out Souls4Souls site for more info on all of their humanitarian efforts.

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Thanks to the generosity of flipflop wines, I was sent 3 different wines to try out. First up was the Cabernet Sauvignon.


Tastes like: Full-bodies, Cabernet Sauvignon with blackberry fruit, dark cherries, and a long lingering finish
It is full of: Black pepper notes and berry aromas
Eat with: New York Strip steak, spinach ravioli or Portobello mushrooms

The first word that comes to mind for the Cabernet Sauvignon - crisp! It is solid and sweet, but a bit tart as well. A nice blend!

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Next up, Merlot.


Tastes like: Medium-bodies, silky Merlot with plum and mocha notes, soft tannins and a balanced, luscious finish
It is full of: Jammy aromas and soft tannins
Eat with: Texas chili, black & blue sliders or cheddar cheese broccoli

This one was very sweet, and light. I enjoyed it with a big 'ol juicy burger! I don't normally drink wine with my burger, but it was a very nice accompaniment. Later I added a few pieces of frozen pineapples. It added a bit of sour to the sweet and was perfect! Yum!

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And last but not least, good old reliable Chardonnay!


Tastes like: Medium-bodied, Chardonnay with pineapple, soft vanilla and a long lingering finish
It is full of: Creamy, toasted oak notes
Eat with: Wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, mac & cheese, or a chicken Ceaser salad

This one was just what I expected. Nice and light, fruity, perfect with light meals. I added it to our vegetarian night and it paired perfectly!

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You can purchase online at Underdog Wine & Spirits.

Thanks again to flipflop wines for providing me with the wine to review!

Check out my review of flipflop's Riesling, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Noir.

I was contacted to give flipflop wines a try, and was sent 3 bottles, free of charge, to facilitate the review.  All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way for my review. Please see my complete Disclosure/Acknowledgement Policy HERE.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 DVD #giveaway at Mamawj's Moment Away!

Hurry over to Mamawj's Moment Away and enter her giveaway for a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 DVD! Just check your Deathly Hallows knowledge to enter to win! Ends 11/19! #rafflecopter


http://mamawjsmomentaway.blogspot.com/2011/11/rafflecopter-giveaway-win-harry-potter.html

Wordless Wednesday - It just might be love!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions Sensitive Line #review #imabzzagent

I have sensitive skin. Sometimes it can be such a bummer. I find a product I want to try out, take it home, slather it on, enjoy. Next day, wake up to a horrid rash and suffer it out for the next few days! I've struggled to find products that I can use that work, and that don't give me carnival sideshow skin!

Are you with me? Worry no more! Burt's Bees has been a leader in natural products and they're sensitive skin products are soap-free and fragrance-free and hypoallergenic!

First up, Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions Sensitive Facial Cleanser.


"This soap-free cream cleanser is clinically proven to moisturize sensitive skin while gently cleansing away dirt, oil and makeup without over drying or causing redness or irritiation. Distinctly formulated with Cotton Extract to soften, Rice Extract to moisturize, and Aloe to sooth."

I really enjoyed this cleanser, and I've tried a lot of different ones. It has a nice smooth texture. It's creamy, and comes to a nice lather. It's completely fragrance and color free. I did find it a bit hard to rinse off, but overall it cleansed thoroughly and I had no reactions at all - except cleaner skin!

The next step in my beauty regimen is to moisturize! With long, cold winters here in Minnesota, my skin gets extra dry. I've tried a lot of moisturizers and generally I either break out in a rash, or I end up breaking out in pimples! No fun!

Next up, Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream.


"This nourishing day cream is clinically proven to moisturize sensitive skin all day without causing redness or irritation. Distinctly formulated with Cotton Extract to soften, Rice Extract to moisturize, and Aloe to sooth. Naturally gentle and skin friendly for daily use."

This stuff is crazy good! It's a nice, light cream. It didn't leave my skin feeling heavy or oily. It is a soothing, gentle moisturizer. I highly recommend this product for anyone who has suffered from skin reactions due to over- or under-moisturized skin. Also fragrance free, hypo-allergenic, allergy and dermatologist tested!

No more crazy reactions! No more rashes! No more breakouts!

I am a true believer is using products that are good for you. Burt's Bees has made sure their products, including the Sensitive Skin line, is not only good for you, but safe for you as well!

Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin gets two thumbs up from me!

Head over the the Burt's Bees site for information on all of their products. And right now, you can print a $2.00 coupon for any Burt's Bees Sensitive product!



I'm a BzzAgent, and was sent Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions Sensitive facial cleanser and daily moisturizing cream for review, free of charge. Opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. Please read my full disclosure policy here.

Monday, November 7, 2011

WINNERS! KY Intimacy Experiment Kit #giveaway

The lucky winners of my KY Intimacy Experiment Kit Giveaway are Ani G W and wanda flanagan! I've sent you both emails, please respond within 48 hours or I will choose new winners.

Thanks to all who entered and congrats to the winners!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Kirkland's Santa Stocking Holder Review and #Giveaway Ends 11/26

This may be a scary thought, but Christmas is coming. It's lurking around every corner in stores. Believe it or not, there are only 51 days til Christmas! 51! Eek! My shopping hasn't started yet (yes I know) but the ideas for decorating this year have already began!

I was recently contacted by Kirkland's to review their Santa Stocking Holder. It's a simple idea for a complicated issue!
I have a fireplace, but it doesn't have a mantle of any kind. It's stone all the way up. It's impossible to hang anything from it, like stockings. Kirkland's Santa Stocking Holder is perfect! It is a simple metal construction (which took me about 30 seconds to assemble with no tools!) in an Espresso finish. It's actually very dark in color, and mixes in with my black and white decor easily. It has a cute Santa's sleigh silhouette design, and can hold up to 5 stockings (but you could easily add more if you added more hooks!). It measures 37"L x 11"W x 39.5"H. It fits perfectly in front of a standard sized fireplace!

Sorry mine doesn't have any stockings on it yet, they are still packed away in hopes that it will slow down that creeping Christmas shopping anxiety!




Kirkland's Santa Stocking Holder retails for $24.99, but I bet you'd like the chance to win one for yourself! Kirkland's is offering one of my lucky readers a Santa Stocking Holder for themselves!

Please read Kirkland's contest rules thoroughly before entering.




Disclaimer:
Kirkland's provided me with the free product, information, and are providing the giveaway item. All opinions are my own. Please see my complete Disclosure/Acknowledgement Policy HERE.

Friday, October 21, 2011

My KY Experiment is finished! Do you have what it takes to give it a try? #rafflecopter #GIVEAWAY

For the past 10 days, my husband and I have participated in the KY Intimacy Experiment!  It has truly been an eye opener for us!  When intimacy leaves a relationship, it's hard to forge on together.  We didn't realize how UN-imtimate we were!  With the tips and tricks we learned from the Intimacy Experiment, I think we'll keep ourselves busy, and satisfied, for years to come!

Check out our journey (don't worry, I kept it clean!):

Day 1: Make Your Bedroom an Oasis!

Day 2: Bring Back that Lovin' Feeling
Day 3: Remember what it was like in the Beginning?
Day 4: Too comfortable with each other?
Day 5: Bring out your competitive side
Day 6: The Magic Touch
Day 7: Lost your love map?
Day 8: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2011/10/ky-intimacy-experiment-day-8.html
Day 9: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2011/10/ky-intimacy-experiment-day-9.html
Day 10: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2011/10/ky-intimacy-experiment-day-10.html

Now, do you have trouble connecting to your partner?  Do you want to spice things up a bit, or just get back that spark you used to have?

Enter to win!


(KY Intimacy Kit may differ slightly from photo)

KY is providing a 10 day KY Intimacy Experiment Kit for TWO winners who are willing to document their experiences as well.   It contains lots of fun products, as well as a step by step guide to bringing intimacy back!
(in order to win, you must be able to document your Intimacy Experiment, either by blog, or directly to a KY rep)

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Disclaimer:
KY provided me with the free product, information, and are providing the giveaway item. All opinions are my own. Please see my complete Disclosure/Acknowledgement Policy HERE.

KY Intimacy Experiment - Day 10

Day 10: All together, now!

Day 10 is focused on utilizing all the tools that you've learned throughout the experiment.

Start your day off with a good, long hug and a kiss. 

Get back to being modest.  Shut the bathroom door, clip your toenails in private, being back some of that mystery you had in the beginning of your relationship.

Focus on touching each other as much as possible.  Help him get his stuff ready for work.  A foot massage while you catch up on the newest Jersey Shore.  Another hug and kiss, possibly!

Don't go all day without thinking about each other.  Send a quick email or text, or maybe a quick phone call to just say hello, or maybe share how your day is going.  Maybe make a few suggestions as to what that night might bring!

When you get back together in the evening, get right back into touching and feeling.  Help each other prepare or clean up dinner.  Sit next to each other on the couch while watching TV.  Maybe a quick neck or foot massage!

Maybe get out of the house for date night!  Role play?  Maybe!  And you don't have to go anywhere to do it, spend an evening in, but ditch those kiddos! :)  Focus on each other.

That's truly what this experiment is all about.  Find time for your partner.  Focus on each other.  With our busy lives, it's hard to find time for a massage, or a sudsy bubble bath together.  But intimacy is a vital part of any relationship, and should be a priority in your daily lives.  You choose your partner because you want to be with them, they make you feel good.  Let them know!  Don't keep your feelings to yourself.  Share your fantasies.  Explore new things, together!

The KY Intimacy Experiment was an eye opener for me and my husband.  It was hard to look at how little we touched, how little we talked, how little we made time for each other.  The experiment definitely brought us closer together.  It will take work to maintain a healthy sexual relationship, but no one said it would be easy!  I look forward to many happy years, happy experiments, happy fantasies, and happy touching and feeling with my husband!  Thanks KY!

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If you'd like to give the experiment a try for yourself, you can download the PDF of the program for FREE right here!  Or check out the KY Facebook Page for more info.

I was sent the Intimacy Experiment Kit from KY free of charge.  I am not being compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own

Thursday, October 20, 2011

KY Intimacy Experiment - Day 9

Day 9: Fast and furious!

Day 9 is about getting your adrenaline pumping, together.  Find an activity that gets your heart pumping.  Trying hiking, rollerblading, horseback riding, taking on some roller coasters, or maybe even sky diving!  My hubs and I actually trekked out in the woods to where he deer hunts.  That way we could get a good workout in, he could check his deer stand, and I could see where it was that he sits for hours at a time!  We talked along the way and spent a good hour together!


Night 9 keeps your adrenaline pumping with fun activities!  If you're up for it, you can give some restraints a try, maybe some sexy hide and seek, or maybe just a blindfold!  Sensory deprivation forces you to focus on the sounds around you and the touch you are feeling.  This was a no-brainer for us.  The blindfold works incredibly!  Somehow, not being able to see makes you feel so much more comfortable with each other, as well as focusing solely on the touches and feelings!

Stay tuned for Day 10, the final day, of the KY Intimacy Experiment!

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If you'd like to give the experiment a try for yourself, you can download the PDF of the program for FREE right here!  Or check out the KY Facebook Page for more info.

I was sent the Intimacy Experiment Kit from KY free of charge.  I am not being compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

KY Intimacy Experiment - Day 8

Day 8: Yummy in my tummy (and other places too)!

Day 8 rocks for me!  I'm the homemaker, which means I'm also the chef in our house.  My husband cooks about 3 times a year!  The exercise for today is to cook together!  Yay!  You are to choose a meal that you can cook together, something libido-boosting (oysters, chocolate, etc.).  I don't eat fish, so oysters are out for me.  But I'm all about chocolate!  We decided to make a pasta dish with some spicy meatballs (spicy foods can also get things kicking!).  And finish it off with some chocolate cake.  Then we just sat down and enjoyed each others company, while enjoying the meal we created together.  It was a nice experience to share the responsibility together, then share the spoils together.  And by the time we were finished eating, it was hard to keep that chocolate frosting on the cake where it belonged! ;)



And leave room for 'dessert'!  The Night 8 exercise is about bringing some of that flavor into the bedroom.  Starting with some gentle kisses.  Kiss in places that make you closer to your partner.  And if desired, add a little flavor!  KY sent me their Kissable Sensations product to help out with this one.  The package comes with two flavors, decadent chocolate and refreshing strawberry!  We chose what worked best for us and spent a little time 'tasting' each other!  Generally, this is enough for us.  Sex isn't always about intercourse, and to keep from getting bored by the same old routines, it's fun to experiment with alternatives!

Stay tuned for Day 9 of the KY Intimacy Experiment!

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If you'd like to give the experiment a try for yourself, you can download the PDF of the program for FREE right here!  Or check out the KY Facebook Page for more info.

I was sent the Intimacy Experiment Kit from KY free of charge.  I am not being compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

KY Intimacy Experiment - Day 7

Day 7 Exercise: Lost in your love map?

Sometimes we keep our mouths shut.  Sometimes we just want to please our partner.  But your individual needs are a key part of making a relationship last.  Knowing your unique 'love map', the memories, experiences, and fantasies that you desire, will make your love making more comfortable, as well as more productive!

The exercise for Day 7 requires you to write down what turns you on.  Make a list of the things you fantasize about, the things that never fail to get your motor running, and experiences you've had that you wish you could recreate!  This was a bit tough for me.  I knew what I wanted to put on my list, but I wasn't sure about sharing some of those thoughts with my husband.  Some I thought were embarrassing, some I thought he'd never go for, and some I thought might even make him feel uncomfortable.  But that's part of the challenge - being honest about what really works for you.  Don't be scared to share.  Your partner is more than likely ready and willing to do what it takes to please you sexually.  I know my husband made his list in about 5 minutes and it was long! rofl...


It's Night 7.  Time to share.  Yikes!  It was time to share our fantasies.  Being honest about what we like, what we don't like, and what we wish we could try.  My husband thoroughly supported everything on my list, making me feel much more comfortable about giving some of them a try!  His list was a little scary for me, but I have to admit, some of them turned me on too!  And they're things I'd never thought about before.  It was a great exercise in opening up to your partner and trying some new things you may have been too embarrassed to ask for!

I love that Night 7 is all about being brutally honest.  Something we just don't do enough!


Stay tuned for Day 8 of the KY Intimacy Experiment!

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If you'd like to give the experiment a try for yourself, you can download the PDF of the program for FREE right here!  Or check out the KY Facebook Page for more info.

I was sent the Intimacy Experiment Kit from KY free of charge.  I am not being compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own

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Monday, October 17, 2011

KY Intimacy Experiment - Day 6

Day 6 Exercise: The magic touch!

Day 6 is about getting touchy feely.  It doesn't always have to be sexual, just touch.  When's the last time you and your partner touched, outside of the bedroom?  Hug, hold hands, cuddle while watching TV, play footsie under the table at dinner, a quick foot or neck massage.  The goal is to make an effort to touch, in some way, at least 10 times.


Night 6 is massage night!  The exercise for tonight is to take turns giving an erotic massage!  I'm a big
fan of this step!  Massage not only feels great, but it's relaxing.  And it brings you closer together.  KY TOUCH 2-in-1 Warming Oil would be a great addition to this activity!  And if that massage leads to something more, great!  But if not, at least you got some sensory time in with your partner, as well as getting completely pampered!  My hubs is great with his hands!


Stay tuned for Day 7 of the KY Intimacy Experiment!

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If you'd like to give the experiment a try for yourself, you can download the PDF of the program for FREE right here!  Or check out the KY Facebook Page for more info.

I was sent the Intimacy Experiment Kit from KY free of charge.  I am not being compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

KY Intimacy Experiment - Day 5

Day 5 Exercise: Bring out your competitive side!

The exercise today is to find an activity that you can do together.  Something new.  Something different.  Something that can bring you closer together.  As I've said before, my husband works long hours so we don't spend a ton of time together.  Lunch together is almost non existent!  So for our activity, we decided to make time for lunch together.  I packed up a nice picnic lunch and we met at our local park for a nice, quiet, kid-free meal together.  It was really nice to catch up and to just focus on each other.  No worrying about who's not eating their food, or trying to keep an eye on kids on the playground.  Just us.  It was nice!


The exercise for Night 5, is a fun one!  They actually suggest a poker based card game.  You get a deck of cards and a stack of blank index cards.  The you split the index cards in half and in half again.  On half of the cards, you write down the most sensitive areas of your body.  On the other half, you write down a method of touch that makes you weak.  Then you just play poker.  Winner gets to choose a card from each pile!  It was fun!  I think you could really change up the game and put whatever you'd like on the cards.  A chore that you want your partner to help with, a request for a foot rub or massage, anything that can bring you closer together!

Stay tuned for Day 6 of the KY Intimacy Experiment!

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If you'd like to give the experiment a try for yourself, you can download the PDF of the program for FREE right here!  Or check out the KY Facebook Page for more info.

I was sent the Intimacy Experiment Kit from KY free of charge.  I am not being compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

KY Intimacy Experiment - Day 4

Day 4 Exercise: Too comfortable with each other?

Do you leave the bathroom door open?  Leave dirty socks on the floor?  Clip your toenails in front of your partner?  Maybe wax your mustache in front of them too?


We are all guilty of getting comfortable in a relationship.  Maybe too comfortable!  Day 4 challenge was to make lists of some of the things that we do in front of our partner, that we would've NEVER done in the first weeks or months of our relationship.  It was a bit funny to think of how I'd never eat in front of him because I didn't want him to think I was a pig.  I'd starve all night long, saying I ate beforehand.  Then I'd go home at the end of the night a stuff my face!  Oh the crazy things we do because we think someone will like us more! 

Night 4 of the experiment was SUPER tough!  Sometimes we get a bit too comfortable in our relationship.  Other times, we may get more skittish.  For instance, since we've met, I've had two kids.  I smoked, quit smoking, smoked, quit smoking, gained weight, lost weight, gained weight, lost weight - you get the picture.  My body isn't what it once was.  And I get self conscious about it, as do a lot of couples as they get older.  Night 4 was about getting comfortable in your own skin.  Literally!  It was babysitter time again, this time at a neighbors.  The challenge was to strip down.  Yep, all the way down.  Then go about our business together, without clothes!  We ate dinner.  We folded a load of laundry.  And then we sat down for a little TV.


Once you get past being self conscious, you get more and more comfortable just being together that way.  And I'm telling you, it is hard to get anything done when you are in your birthday suit!  We were easily distracted (if you know what I mean!)!


This exercise gets 4 thumbs up from us!  Get naked people!  It's for a good cause!

Stay tuned for Day 5 of the KY Intimacy Experiment!

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If you'd like to give the experiment a try for yourself, you can download the PDF of the program for FREE right here!  Or check out the KY Facebook Page for more info.

I was sent the Intimacy Experiment Kit from KY free of charge.  I am not being compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own.

Friday, October 14, 2011

KY Intimacy Experiment - Day 3

Day 3 Exercise: Remember what it was like in the beginning!

Day 3 of the experiment is about getting back to the root of what brought you together in the first place.  We were to make lists of what attracted us to each other in the beginning.  What was it that made things so hot and steamy.  And where did that go?

Making the lists was a bit tough.  And hearing his list was even tougher.  It's hard to hear the things that used to attract you to each other, qualities that maybe you don't have after 16 years.  We found that instead of saying "I used to love this about you, but not anymore.", we would say, "I used to love this about you, but now I love this even more!"  It was a much better experience that way.

The exercise for Night 3 was a little intimidating.  We were to meet for the first time.  Yep, you read right.  We headed out to a local restaurant/bar separately.  We had even dressed in clothes that we considered our "fishing for dates" outfits!  Dressing up made me feel more confident and sexier than I would've in my jeans and sweatshirt I would've worn if we had just gone out for dinner! :)


We sat separately - me at a table, him at the bar.  Then we pretended to see each other for the first time and decide how we would "pick each other up" as if we didn't know each other.  It was very scary for me!  I met my husband when I was 15, so I don't have experience picking up guys in bars!  We met in a grocery store!  Same goes for him, so it was a little awkward, even though we knew we were pretending.  He came over to my table and asked if he could sit down.  He bought me a drink.  We chit-chatted a bit, and then ended up having dinner together.  It was fun to pretend not to know each other.  To hear us talk about ourselves like we don't know the answers to the questions already.  My husband was on the ball that night, and I can say for certain that even if I didn't know him, he still could've picked me up!  He was such a charmer!  I won't say where things went from there, but I'll just say that the babysitter had to stay a little bit later than expected! ;)

I fully approve this challenge!  It was a great way to see what it was that attracted you to each other in the first place.  And it was fun to pretend it was the first time all over again!

Stay tuned for Day 4 of the KY Intimacy Experiment!

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If you'd like to give the experiment a try for yourself, you can download the PDF of the program for FREE right here!  Or check out the KY Facebook Page for more info.

I was sent the Intimacy Experiment Kit from KY free of charge.  I am not being compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

KY Intimacy Experiment - Day 2

Day 2 Exercise: Bring back that lovin' feeling!

Day 2 is all about touch.  And not just in the bedroom.  Couples who are comfortable with each other, tend not to feel a need to be physically close to their partner, unless some shagging is involved.  Truth is, as humans we crave that touch.  That feeling of intimacy.  That feeling of security.  And without it, it's tough to switch those feelings on for a half hour in the bedroom.

KY calls this "transferable desire".  The act of touch, or just being close, can bring feelings of comfort, as well as sensuality.  Hubs and I decided to hold hands when we went for a walk after dinner.  It was strange at first, since we hadn't held hands in quite a few years.  But it was nice to just feel his skin next to mind, without a pressure for "sexy results" as Homer Simpson would put it! :o


We also sat next to each other on the couch, watching the lastest X Factor (love that Simon!), which is something we NEVER do!  We have our spots in the living room.  Me on the recliner, him laying on the couch.  That's our routine.  That's what we're comfortable with.  That's what comes with 16 years of watching TV together!  But it felt good to have him close to me.  We didn't have to touch.  Just being that close brought feelings of happiness and, I'll admit, a little sexual spark too!

The exercise for Night #2, was to focus on intimacy, physically and emotionally.  One challenge was to hug.  For a long time!  Hug until it doesn't feel uncomfortable anymore.  And once comfortable in each others arms, focus on eye contact.  Maintain eye contact throughout your "bedtime" activities, forcing yourself to be fully in the moment.   Focusing fully on my partner made me feel uncomfortable and awkward at first, but truly, in the end, I felt a much closer to him.  And I enjoyed the look in his eyes, staring right back into mine.  It was very romantic!

Stay tuned for Day 3 of the KY Intimacy Experiment!

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If you'd like to give the experiment a try for yourself, you can download the PDF of the program for FREE right here!  Or check out the KY Facebook Page for more info.

I was sent the Intimacy Experiment Kit from KY free of charge.  I am not being compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

KY Intimacy Experiment - Day 1

So, if you didn't see my last post, my husband and I began the KY Intimacy Experiment!  It's Day 1 and we are just getting started!

Day 1 Exercise: Make your bedroom and oasis!

The first day of the experiment was to focus on the bedroom.  Piles of laundry on the floor?  Kids toys?  Pets in the bed?  Book or remote within reach?  All of these things are distractions.  It's hard to get in the mood when you are looking at a pile of laundry that needs to be folded and put away.  Or if you have to shoo Rover off the bed to make room.  KY suggests clearing your bedroom of anything that doesn't revolve around sleep and/or passion.  Get the TV outta there, or at least hide the remote!  Don't worry, Conan will still be on the DVR for later... :) Ellen's new book you can't wait to read?  Shelf it for a bit.  It'll be there even when your relationship is rockin!

I hate to admit that this was my bedroom before:


Yikes!  Notice the laundry.  The books.  Remotes.  Empty water bottles that needed to be tossed.  My bedroom was more  like a dumping ground, than an oasis.  All the things that KY experts say puts a damper on your mood.

And here's my bedroom after:


I cleared everything out, cleaned it up, and added a few touches to spice it up.  A massage candle by the bedside.  Fresh, clean sheets and blankets.  No laundry.  No toys.  No clutter.  Just a clean, calm space that I can fully relax in!  KY also suggest painting or decorating in cool, calming colors like blues and greens.  But also adding touches of red and pink to get your senses awake.  I don't have a budget to spend on extras like that, but I did pull out my red undies for the occasion!

I'm not going to go into details (trying to keep it clean), but I must say that when your environment is clear of clutter, your brain can be clear of clutter too.  Hubs and I were able to chill and relax, and not worry about the stuff that needed to be done!  Our minds were fully focused on the task at hand! :)

Great ideas KY

Stay tuned for Day 2 of the KY Intimacy Experiment!


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If you'd like to give the experiment a try for yourself, you can download the PDF of the program for FREE right here!  Or check out the KY Facebook Page for more info.

I was sent the Intimacy Experiment Kit from KY free of charge.  I am not being compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own.

Wordless Wednesday - Just chillin'

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Scare up some Halloween fun at EdenFantasys!

You may think that EdenFantasys isn't for you. It's an adult sex shop and you aren't into all that crazy stuff, right? But they truly have something for everyone! Take a look at their Sensual Love section. It's filled with romantic products, gift ideas, and mood enhancing goodies!

But are you on the lookout for that perfect sexy Halloween costume?  Or something to enhance a little role playing?   EdenFantasys carries some very cute, and afforadable Halloween (or anytime!) costumes like the Fantasy Cop, $39.99.


And maybe the Reindeer Games Dress, $49.99.


Or the Naughty pinstripe secretary dress, for a mere $19.99!!


And if you are thinking of surprising your special someone with a new toy or gift, but don't know where to begin, check out their gift center. You can search gifts by these categories:

Gifts for Her
Gifts for Him
Love Card
Sensual Gifts
Luxury Vibrators
Luxury Toys
Kinky Gifts


What an easy way to find just the right gift for someone you love. And someone else does all the thinking for you!



They also carry Aromatherapy Candles to set the mood, massage kits to get you relaxed and comfortable, and they even carry Lover's Games for some late night competition!






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Monday, October 10, 2011

KY Intimacy Experiment

Alright, people. I don't generally do this. I'm not one to talk about (or put into many, many words and photos on my public blog!) my sex life.  So don't worry, I'll keep it clean!

My husband and I have been together for 16 years, married for 10.  It's been a long road together.  2 kids, 4 houses, 2 businesses, jobs, not-so-much jobs, bills, bills, bills...

You get the drift.  Not only time, but lots of stress and distraction, can take a toll on the healthiest of relationships.  Ours was not an exception!  My husband and I run a small business.  I do the bookkeeping, he does the labor.  Luckily for me, the job allows me to be at home with my kids, taking care of the house and all of our finances, while my husband is out busting his butt every day to make some hard earned dough.  Unfortunately, that means some long hours for him.  He generally leaves the house around 7am, returning home around 8pm.  Then he's usually beat.  He eats dinner, showers, and hits the hay.  This doesn't leave a lot of time for bedtime shenanigans!

KY to the rescue!

I was contacted by KY to give the KY Intimacy Experiment a try.  It's a pretty intense course to get couples back into a healthy sexual relationship by trying new things, learning more about what your partner likes and dislikes, and just plain spending some quality time focusing on each other!  And let's be honest, with kids, a house, jobs, dishes, laundry, bills and all the other fun stuff that goes along with real life, focusing on your relationship, versus who's on Conan tonight, can be tough.

It's time to unplug the laptop, shut off the phone, and put down the remote!

We are starting the experiment tomorrow (I have a headache tonight! LOL) and I'll keep you posted as to our progress!

If you'd like to give the experiment a try for yourself, you can download the PDF of the program for FREE right here!  Or check out the KY Facebook Page for more info.

I was sent the Intimacy Experiment Kit from KY free of charge.  I am not being compensated for my time.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, September 26, 2011

How knowledgeable are you about Internet Security? Week 4

How much do you really know about Internet Security?


Internet Security Myth: I know what I installed and what is running on my computer, so I have nothing to worry about.

Fact: Don't be so sure that you know what is running on your computer. In fact, we think it would be a good assumption to think that the majority of computer users do not know about everything that is running on their computer. There are very clever people out there that have discovered how to masquerade and hide programs that they don't want users to see. Rootkits are commonly used by cybercriminals which are techniques that allow malware and other components of their attack to hide from view. An example would be the ability of a file to hidden within a folder even when the user selects to view hidden files within explorer. Most infections come from software that installs itself, not by the user and does so without the users knowledge. Trend Micro includes rootkit detection and behavior monitoring software within our solutions in order to detect these types of activities.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

How knowledgeable are you about Internet Security? Week 3

How much do you really know about Internet Security?

Internet Security Myth: Computer Security is only for the experts.

Fact: Not true. There are many security tools that have been developed with simplicity in mind. Some of these security tools have even been developed so that all the user has to do is install it, and it does the rest itself! Trend Micro recommends users be security conscious in their day to day computer habits. This is because criminals use social engineering techniques like phishing emails to trick users into installing their malicious code. Also, FakeAV is very prevalent and a user should know how to identify FakeAV if it happens to pop-up on their screen. Being a bit suspicious about emails and pop-ups can help a user in the long run. Trend Micro has a number of video's that teach users how to identify threats and we recommend they take some time to review these.


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I'm a BzzAgent and was not compensated for this post. Although I received a 1 year paid subscription, my opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way by Trend Micro or BzzAgent. See my full Disclosure/Acknowledgement policy here.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How knowledgeable are you about Internet Security? Week 2

How much do you really know about Internet Security?

Internet Security Myth: No one will try to break into my computer because it has nothing of value.

Fact: Unfortunately, you have more information than you may think on your computer. Do you do your banking online? Do you send and receive emails that contain sensitive or personal information? Have you ever entered personal information such as a social security number, credit card number, or even a username and password into a website? Even your machine can be used in a denial of service attack against government networks or used to store the criminal's stolen data since they don't want the FBI finding the stolen data on their machines. Data, machine resources, hard disk space all can be sold within the underground market for profit, so don't believe that your computer is not of value. There are tools available on the Internet that allow criminals to discover and identify this information on your computer if they can get access to your network. Trend Micro researchers work with law enforcement regularly and see all the different types of data that are sold within the underground market. This collaboration allows us to build better defenses for our customers based on better understanding of these criminal activities.

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I'm a BzzAgent and was not compensated for this post. Although I received a 1 year paid subscription, my opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way by Trend Micro or BzzAgent. See my full Disclosure/Acknowledgement policy here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lucky winners of the 2 Week supply of Zone Diet!

Thanks to all who entered the Zone Diet 2 Week Supply giveaway! There are 3 lucky winners!

#22 - Anonymous mootXXXX@hotmail.com
#70 - Lloyd Family
#146 - Yona Williams

I'm emailing you right now! Winners have 48 hours to respond to my email, or I will pull new winners!

Thanks again everyone!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

How knowledgeable are you about Internet Security? Week 1


How much do you really know about Internet Security?

Internet Security Myth: There are so many users on the Internet that the chances of being a target are slim to none.

Fact: Granted, there are millions of people constantly on the Internet, but that doesn't mean you have a lower chance of being a target than the next person. There are tools freely dispersed throughout the Internet that let anyone quickly and easily build malware, exploits, banking trojans and FakeAV used to infect users' machines or steal financial data from users. Many attacks are widespread as criminals try to recruit as many bots (infected computers) as they can. Criminals routinely infect search engine results for current news items or whatever the most searched items on the net are. Many legitimate websites are compromised as criminals know many users will connect to these seemingly innocent sites. Currently, Trend Micro is tracking over 432,000 new threats per day including email, web, file and vulnerabilities.

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Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Maximum Security #review #imabzzagent



Online security is becoming increasingly important as technology becomes more advanced, and criminals and hackers become smarter and find more creative ways to ruin your life.  I've had a credit card hacked from a purchase online, and let me tell you, it isn't fun.  My credit card company rocks though!  They covered all of the fraudulent charges, which only amounted to about $3.00.  They say that hackers will get your credit card number, then make a couple of penny transactions to make sure the number will work.  As soon as those clear, they go to work demolishing your credit!

I learned my lesson the hard way, and have never once been unprotected online since.  Now, generally, people are keeping themselves pretty protected online.  But do you think about identity theft and credit card fraud when you use your iPad?  Your Smartphone?  Yeah, me either!  BzzAgent has opened my eyes to new security measures offered by Titanium Maximum Security.  A product that truly does it all!



Titanium Maximum Security protects your PC, Mac and even your mobile devices!  It protects against malware, spyware, spam and other threats that allow cybercriminals to steal your private information like passwords, credit card numbers or even home addresses.  And it protects and defends your data with tools like the Trend Micro Vault, Secure Erase file shredder and SafeSync secure online storage.

And I have young children who are just getting their feet wet in the world wide web.  And protecting them, as well as my own information online, is a key priority right now.  Titanium Maximum Security has customizable tools to help you keep your kids safe online and automatically shows you what links are safe and malicious on Facebook, Twitter and Myspace!

Titanium Maximum Security has all the bases covered when it comes to protecting you online. Check out the product's key features:

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Set and forget
Titanium Maximum Security is extremely easy to activate, and once it's done, you don't have to do a thing. Not only is the software non-intrusive, but it takes up less than half the disk space and memory of other security products — so your computer runs faster (and you avoid stress). From the main console, you can access easy-to-read security reports with all the details about the Internet threats that attack your computer. 


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Maximize your PC's performance
The System Tuner feature of Titanium Maximum Security can help you recover disk space, make Windows run faster and optimize your computer's performance.


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Keep your files private
Imagine if you lost your laptop— your laptop with hundreds of important files you want to keep private. What would you do? With Titanium Maximum Security, you can locate and lock your files remotely, and even wipe the data if necessary.


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Social networking security
Titanium Maximum Security automatically scans your Facebook, Twitter or MySpace wall to visually show you what links are safe or malicious


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Smartphone or tablet protection
Titanium Maximum Security allows you to extend your online protection to your smartphones and tablets including Android, Symbian, iOS and Windows devices


  • Titanium Maximum Security includes Mobile Security Personal Edition for Android and can be activated within the product. It allows you to: locate, lock and remotely erase data if your device is lost or stolen; block unwanted calls and texts; scan apps for viruses and other threats; and enable parental controls to keep kids safe
  • iOS security allows you to: securely surf the web on your iPhone or iPad by protecting you against malicious sites
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I'm definitely on this bandwagon!  Thanks to BzzAgent, I'm currently downloading and installing the software, so stay tuned for a full review!

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Cars 2: The Video Game for Wii Party! #review #imabzzagent

It's party time! My family and I saw Cars 2 the day that it came out. And we loved it! What a great way of continuing the story, but still coming up with a totally different plot for the movie. We thoroughly enjoyed it and were uber excited for Cars 2: The Video Game to come out so we could give that a try too!  Lucky for me, I'm a BzzAgent, and was given the opportunity to try out the game, free of charge! Yay me! We were happy to get some friends and family together to give the Cars 2: The Video Game a run for it's money!

We started off the party with Cars 2 coloring sheets.  The kids had a blast coloring and trying to remember what color everybody was!  You can print some of your own coloring sheets at Disney.com!




Then we continued the fun with a fantastic Mexican fiesta to honor the 'overseas' theme of Cars 2. Delicious!
















Then it was game time!
" Inspired by the new Disney Pixar animated film, Cars 2: The Video Game finds all of your kids' (and your) favorite pedal-to-the-metal characters from Radiator Springs back in action and ready to save the world.

This time, you'll be in the driver's seat as past favorites Lightening McQueen and Mater the tow truck join forces with fun new characters including international spies Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell to travel the globe, taking on dangerous missions, competing to become the fastest racecar in the world and using cunning spy skills and one-of-a-kind weapons in exciting, action-packed combat racing.

Of course, your family will also train to become secret agents at C.H.R.O.M.E. (the Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage), to help you perform maneuvers only Cars characters can do, such as backwards driving, air tricks, sidestepping to avoid obstacles, two wheel driving and more. you won't find moves like that, or characters like these, in any other game!"

The game offers these exciting features!

-Over 20 characters to choose from, including past favorites Lightning McQueen and Mater, as well as new spy personalities such as Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell, each with their own one-of-a-kind weapons and gadgets
****See all of the Cars 2 characters here!


-Action-packed missions unfold in 6 exotic locales around the world


-Adrenaline-filled combat racing keeps you on the edge of your seat


-Multi-player functionality provides high velocity fun for the whole family


-Available on Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo DS and PC/Mac


-ESRB Rating: Everyone to Everyone 10+


-Brand new! Just hit store shelves on June 21st. Be one of the first of your friends to enjoy it!




The game starts out a little tough.  One major downfall of the game, right off the bat, is that you can't just play it.  You are required to pass driving and trick training before you are granted access to any of the actual races.  This was something that made the kids lose interest pretty quickly. 


The tricks take a little practice to master, just to move on to the first race.  And when you are racing, you drive at a slow pace.  The only way to increase your speed is to do tricks.  When you perform stunts and trick maneuvers, you earn turbo power that increases your speed.  Without earning turbo, there's no way to actually win the race, since everyone else is faster than you.  The first couple of levels are fairly easy.  You can't run off the track, you just bump off, which is great for the smaller kids.  And it doesn't really matter what place you finish in.  First place gets you more points towards moving on to the next level.  But last place still gives you some points.  So you can move on, even if you're not very good.  You'll just move at a slower pace.

Another downfall of the game, is that the first couple of levels are a bit dark.  It should start out easier to navigate, then get tougher as you complete levels.

To me, this game doesn't compare to the ease and user-friendly racing on MarioKart.  This game is definitely tougher and a lot more complicated.  It was tough, even for the adults. 

On the up side, the game has incredible graphics, detailed and diverse tracks, and you are walked through most of the game, to make sure you know what you are doing.



My main problem with the game, is that you can't just 'free play'.  My kids are young enough where they just want the thrill of a racing game, not a training regimen.  This one is good for kids (or adults) who are into progressive games.  Games that require you to play for days to actually get anywhere.  I wish there were a way to just choose a character, and choose a race.  No politics...

I found the game tough to follow for the younger kids, for sure (even for me!). The ESRB Rating is 10+ but the average age of the kids at my party were 7 and 8 year olds.  They needed a bit of help setting up, and a little help with some of the tricks, but eventually they started to get the hang of it! The younger kids (5 and 6) liked the racing part, but the details of the game, the tricks, and the setup totally eluded them. My recommendation is for kids at least 7 and up.  But I did find it a great way to get the family all involved together.  Kids of almost any age can have fun with this game, with a little help from Mom and Dad.  What a great rainy day activity for the whole family!

My guests were all happy to receive a $5 off Cars 2: The Video Game coupon, as well, thanks to BzzAgent!  They left with full bellies, a coupon to get the game for themselves, and sore thumbs!

Check out the official Cars 2 site at Disney.com for all the hot details about the movie, as well as the game, downloads and activities too!  You can choose your format, check out the details of the game, see screen shots, and order online too!  Check it out!  Cars 2: The Video Game is available RIGHT NOW!

Also, head over the the Cars 2: The Video Game Facebook page for info about the game, updates, and reviews from real customers like you!


I'm a BzzAgent and was NOT compensated for this post. Although I received a free copy of the game, my opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way by Disney or BzzAgent. See my full Disclosure/Acknowledgement policy here.

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