Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What's the recipe to keep the spice in your marriage?

Hubby and I have been married for 7 years now and for most of our marriage we have had children.  This makes it a little difficult to keep the spice in our relationship.  Basically we got married in March 2007, I was pregnant (and sick for a whole 9 months) by August 2007 and baby #1 arrived in April 2008.  Well if you have children (and since I'm a mom blogger I'm pretty sure that's why you're here) you know that the romance kind of fizzles once the kiddies arrive.  Now I know some couples have it all figured out and don't let that happen but hubby and I are NOT one of those couples:(

We have however decided that we need to change that.  We have started to have date nights where we actually concentrate on each other and try (as difficult as it is) to not have any talk about our little ones.  We try to bring back the feeling of when we first started dating.  In the bedroom, I try to hide the flannels and bring out some of the "prettier" nighties to entice hubby;) 

I have often considered maybe making a video with hubby. I am not a celebrity, so I am not overly concerned about it going public...haha!  However, I do remember a time where a video almost did.  Keep in mind the video was not "porn" worthy but still would have been embarrassing if it had gotten out. When we were on vacation in the Dominican, hubby (my then boyfriend) video taped me on his camera dancing to "It's getting hot in here" where I basically acted out the words.  Well, I didn't think twice about it the next week when we were showing our friends our vacation pics on the camera, until I heard the song playing. Needless to say, I became the fastest runner you have ever seen and almost took my bestie to the ground to get that camera out of her hands...LOL!

I am glad to say this was before the "cloud" existed.  I couldn't even imagine taping that now on our phones or Ipads and having it save in the "cloud".  This is what happens in the movie Sex Tape coming out July 18.  I can't wait to see this movie.  It looks hilarious.

When Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea – until they discover that most private video is no longer private. With their reputations on the line, they know they’re just one click away from being laid bare to the world... but as their race to reclaim their video leads to a night they'll never forget, they'll find that their video will expose even more than they bargained for. - Sex Tape facebook page
Pretty sure this movie is going to be a part of our next date night.  Who knows, we may decide to try a few things from the movie;)  Keeping the fire alive is important to all relationships.  Whether you decide to make a sex tape, have a romantic dinner, or whatever works for you, make sure you take the time to keep the #BedroomSpice!  Would love to hear your recipe to keep the spice alive!

“Disclosure: I am part of the Sony Pictures – Sex Tape Movie program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

Friday, July 11, 2014

Travel Friends - product review

Last week we took a road trip to Cooperstown, NY.  It is a pretty long drive so I knew the kids were probably going to fall asleep along the way.  I am always worried about how comfortable the kids are when they sleep in the car.  Their heads are always falling forward and it can't be good for their necks.

I was thrilled when I received a Travel Friends total support head rest for review.  It is a head rest made to help support the neck and chin while our little ones are sleeping in their car seats. It has a strap that attaches to the in-car head rest which makes it more supportive.  I prefer this to other head supports we have tried because others don't really keep their head up. 

The Travel Friends head rest has a really unique shape.  One side is very fuzzy and soft, perfect for winter and the other is fabric making it cooler for summer.  One of my fave features is the magnets that provide chin support.  This is only available in the ones for 1 year and older.  I also love all the different characters you can choose from.

GM used it on our trip and it was perfect.  He even asked for it when we were driving the other day in hubby's car.  He was tired and wanted to nap and was NOT happy with me when I told him it was in the other car.  Lesson learned and now it is a diaper bag accessory!  B also really liked it and has asked that I go and get her one too.

This is a great shower gift idea for moms to be. Want one for yourself? Click here to find a retailer near you

Saturday, July 5, 2014

DohVinci! Giveaway!

I love giveaways!  So I am happy to have another giveaway to offer to all of you!  I recently had the opportunity to write a review on the PTPA site for DohVInci! and we loved it.  Now I get to offer you a giveaway to win one of your very own.  Click here to check out my review and then come back to enter the giveaway!

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Another Lucky Winner!

Congratulations goes to Katie K. on winning the Educational Insights giveaway.  I have already sent you an email:)

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The Shrine Circus 2014

We were thrilled to be invited to the opening night of the Shrine Circus!  After going last year we knew we were going to be in for a great show and we weren't disappointed!

We were fortunate enough to once again get a backstage tour with Ringmaster Richard Curtis.  You can really tell how much he enjoys his job and you couldn't pick a better person for it.  He is charming, funny and really not that hard on the eyes either;)

The kids really enjoyed all the delicious treats but I think their fave was the HUMONGOUS slushies.


Silly Girls!

One of the new acts they added this year performed even before the show started!  The had a man who was blown out of a cannon.  I have to admit this had me a little nervous as it is outdoors (obviously) and it was kind of windy.   But it went without a hitch and it was truly a crowd pleaser!

This year as you know is the year of the Horse and the Shrine Circus really paid homage to that.  The horses were absolutely beautiful.  I truly wish I had a better camera to show you the true beauty of the act.

There were so many more aerial and acrobatic acts this year and I think that is what I liked the most.  The performers in the circus are so talented and I truly enjoy watching what they do.  Here are just a few pics to show you the exhilarating acts!

We even got to take some pictures with some familiar faces:)
Piolita the Clown


You really need to check out a show yourself to really appreciate the beauty and talents of the Shrine Circus.  It is a jaw dropping and exciting show and I believe you will enjoy yourself as much as we did!  To find a show near you click here.  Enter promo code HORSE and get 2 tickets for the price of 1 (2 general admission tickets for $30).

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Express Yourself with Quotes Which Reflects Your Persona

Staying in the same room year after year can be quite boring and may leave you feeling like everything is grey around you. Thus, what you need is coming up with ideas that would give your room a separate look after certain intervals or a period of time. Now, it may be difficult for you to give your room an interesting look after any fixed interval or a short period. You would like to make sure that they would look different from what it was looking earlier. People should feel that the décor of the room is changed, and they must feel fresh. Thus, to give your rooms a separate look every time you can use wall quotes decals; this is surely a better idea for decorating your walls.  

Wall quotes decals

As known to most of you that wall decals are vinyl stickers that are self adhesive and can be applied to any surface. If you have seen stickers pasted over cars, shops or signs, you can recognise them. Popularity of these stickers over these has increased their demand for decorating the homes too.
With wall decals, you would get a number of choices to choose from and especially with wall quotes decals you can give your rooms your preferred look. You are open to choosing a space, plan design and then make it just the way you want. And then when you are tired of the quote, change it and apply another wall quotes decals with something new and flashy. 

Wall decals are cut from vinyl; that is a synthetic material which resembles like a thin plastic, but it is not. There are a front transfer paper and backing paper in every vinyl, and they are not only self-adhesive, but are also able to withstand heat. Thus, they can be stick to the walls properly. 

The Wide Variety of Wall Decals

When you have decided to apply wall quotes decals on your living room walls, you will get a huge variety of them available in the market. Some quotes will be simple ones by any famous person or celebrity while others would be something that would express you. Thus, you have a wide range of choice to choose from, and you can apply them to any room you like, your dining, living or any other room. 

Reasons for choosing wall quotes decals

There are varieties of wall decals available in the market. You can choose from simple ones to complex designs. There are some which would resemble just like the picture on the wall while others would be full of patterns of different colours. It is obvious that you would apply such decals on your walls that would seem most attractive to you and would reflect your personality. Decals are just as murals on the wall, and they are simply the best thing which can give your walls a separate identity. Reasons why you can choose wall quotes decals over other type of attractive wall decals are 

•    Since, you use quotes to decorate your walls; you can simply reflect your personality through them. 
•    Wall quotes decals are   different from others as they are based on light hues and make the rooms look much brighter. 
•    There are minimum chances that you can find the same quotes on the walls of your friends and relatives. Hence, you can have walls that are different from the ones you know. 
•    When you are bringing someone special to your home for the first time, like bringing your bride, you can simply let her know through these quotes how special she is for you and how much your relationship is treasured by you. It’s not only for your newlywed bride. Surprise your parents with this wall quotes decals after they come back from vacation. 
•    You can choose from matte, glossy or shiny colours as per the choice of your other room décors. 

Choosing the perfect quote for your wall

When you are going to apply wall quotes decals on your walls, you need that you choose the quote that is perfect for the wall that you are applying them. ‘Perfect for the wall’ means perfect for those people who are going to share a room. If you are applying it on your living room, then something like “sweet dreams” would be most inappropriate. You have to choose that quote that can be attractive for everybody visiting your home. Thus when you choose any quote make sure

•    When you are choosing the perfect quote, never try to imitate someone else, which you have seen earlier. Be yourself and express that in your walls. Like if you are follower of Mother Teresa, and then use some inspirational quote by this great lady. Or if you feel that your home is the most beautiful place in the world, express it with the help of quote. Just make sure that you be yourself while choosing the quotes.
•    Now, what is perfect for you may not be the same for someone else! They will also be sharing the rooms along with you. So until and unless you are planning for some surprise, share your thoughts with them. Discuss with other members of your family, which words would be loved by them most. Taking their choices into consideration and deciding the best among them would not only grace your walls but make your family members happy too. 
•    Many times, you may love to have a quote applied on your walls, and your family too wants that. For such situation, choose the space that would best fit for that particular quote. Some may not look that attractive on the walls of your living rooms as they would on the dining room walls. You can apply some educational quote on your child’s study, which can never be applied in your bedroom. Hence, choose the perfect wall that would enhance the meaning of the quote more and would be more expressive.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

More winners!

I am very excited to announce the winners of the Family passes to the Shrine Circus!  Congrats to Kimberly H. and Cecilia C!  I have sent you an email to claim your prize!

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Don't worry if you didn't win!  You can still get tickets for an amazing prize! 2 for the price of 1!

Go to  Enter Promo Code: HORSE and receive 2 for the Price of 1    ($30 for 2 tickets)