Friday, October 19, 2012

Diniwilk Stew

  • You know you are totally PMSing when one second a homeless person's sign about being a new mother and losing her job has you in tears and handing out money (the last line said "I'm a good mom") and the next has you muttering that you hope she buys the GOOD crack so you didn't ruin a perfectly good makeup job for nothing.  
  • Justin and I are going to Atlantic City next weekend with his gamer friends.  Apparently we are the only ones who don't have craptons of money.  These guys rent a suite every Halloween and St. Patrick's day, travel in limos, and have some sort of bottle service where they actually have access to an entire BAR just for their group.  Bottle service in Atlantic City is typically anywhere from $150 to $600 for one bottle, 4 people.  I can't even fathom what these guys paid to have an entire stocked bar.  Justin swears it's okay that we don't chip in, but I'm pretty nervous about that.  He has gone before and they keep inviting his freeloading ass back though, so it must be okay.  It is going to be SO WEIRD going clubbing with Justin, as that is not at all our scene.  I am so excited anyway though, 3 whole days of grownup time!!!
  • Between Atlantic City and The Blathering and work and the fact that nothing fits because I've lost so much weight, I have been buying new dresses like gangbusters.  Maybe I'll have Justin take some pics this week and we can have a little fashion show.  One of the dresses I bought for AC is so not me it's ridiculous.  I feel like I should get a spray tan and work on my fist pump or something.  I also need to work on not bending over under any circumstance.  
  • Also as a result of losing weight, I can now apparently fit into boots.  My whole family has huuuuuuuuuuuuge calves even when skinny, so I can usually only get the kind with the elastic in it (Clarks are usually a good option for those of us who are extra blessed in the calf area).  I bought two pairs at DSW over lunch.  I am going to try them out with skinny jeans this weekend and see if I can still get them to zip.  Wish me luck!
  • It's a very good thing that November is a three paycheck month, is what I'm saying.  
  • Here are some recent pics of the girlies, for those of you who aren't following my every move on Twitter:

  • And now that I've shown you pictures where they look sufficiently cute, I don't feel so bad posting some with unfortunate hair:
L Bundy
Slide slide slipity slide
  • I don't post those pictures JUST to embarrass them.  I would like you to help me figure out what to do with Lucy's hair.  Adriana's is fine, when my mom isn't randomly styling her as Coolio.  Lucy has a crazy curly mop that we mostly tame by pulling the front part up into the Yorkie (most hilarious name for a hairstyle ever), but you can see how out of control it is in the one where she's lounging in her chair.  Marie Green nailed it when she said she looks like a baby in a wig.  I am beginning to think that she might be better off with bangs, at least while the rest of it is growing out.  I say this because I always loved Tessa's hair and it seems similar to me.  Think L could rock bangs?
  • I feel like I am so out of the loop.  It took me forever to find out about Saly's twins (TWINS!), and I almost missed Erin's pregnancy news too.  If you have major news to share and you think I missed it while I've been in my own little universe, please post in the comment section.  FILL ME IN!  It doesn't even have to be about babies!  And I WILL get to your blog soon, I promise.   
  • The Spicy Subscriptions giveaway is still going here to enter.   

Monday, October 15, 2012

September 2012 Spicy Subscriptions Review and Giveaway

The Spice Box was sent to me for review.  The people at Spicy Subscriptions probably regret that move, seeing as how I am posting this a full month after receiving it.  They deserve much better, as evidenced by the fact that they did not just send stuff to me, but they sent stuff for YOU to check out too (yay!)  All opinions are my own, obviously.  

I have noticed that reviews go through phases in the bloggy world, where tons of people are doing them and no one bats an eye, and then like 10 of my friends are all upset about them all on the same day.  Just to be clear, I've never been paid for a review, and I'd tell you if I was.  In fact, this is only the third product I've accepted for review, and I turn most pitches down.  Spicy Subscriptions contacted me right after that giant sex email was going around (you know who you are!!!), so I was SUPER EXCITED to share this with you, as you are all clearly very spicy ladies.  Then life bitchslapped me and the timing was just not right for a box of sex goodies, no matter how excited I was about it.  All is well now though, so let's get on with it!

My sex box (as it is lovingly known at my house) came in discreet packaging, as promised.  Which could be good or bad, depending on whether or not people in your house tend to open your inconspicuous looking mail for you.  The box itself was really nice - you can't tell from the pic, but the cardboard is really sturdy and would hold pictures or postcards nicely.    
I forgot to take pics of the product cards, oops
My first thought upon opening the box was "WHOA, that's a lot of lube."  Which of course led my brain to this, whose review section is only beat by this.  YOU ARE WELCOME.  You didn't have anything important planned for the next few hours anyway.

[Here is where I try to be informative without creating too much unnecessary imagery but fail miserably, like those awful Charmin bears.  You have been warned].  There were 4 types of lube plus two packs of Swipes Lovin' Wipes to clean up the after-effects of all that lube and whatnot (they did the trick).  The O'My International lube, which had the sense to come in little tubes instead of foil packets of doom, was not my favorite; it could get a little sticky.  The three types of Jo lubricant all seemed identical to my non-discerning lady bits.  One of them was supposed to start off as a massage oil and then act as lube, which was met with much heavy sighing (not in a sexy way, in a "you mean I have to TOUCH IT FIRST, what's next, shaved legs?" way) on my part.   I liked the JO lubricants, but I don't recommend the sample packs, as they are harder than a Capri Sun (the devil's drink!) to open and frequently resulted in over-lubing when you are fumbling around in the dark.  Which is not good unless you want sex to be like a slip n' slide.  Just get the full size and save any packet-induced sexual awkwardness.  
And now, for the star of the box.  You guys.  This DONA by JO linen spray in mangosteen is amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing.  I can't place what exactly it smells like, but I call it "sexy laundry".  It's supposed to be an aphrodisiac, and NO JOKE, I spray some on my pillow and my husband instantly knows it's business time.  In fact, I am going to test the effectiveness of this spray tonight.  He gets home before midnight, so I'll set an alarm for 11:30 and spray some all over the bed.  I GUARANTEE I get some tonight without any other enticement needed.  It's not just for naughty purposes or random sexperiments on unsuspecting husbands, it makes the bed smell so good that I'd recommend it to the single ladies who want to feel sexy when they sleep.  

The Spice Box I received is a bit different than what they are offering today.  Spicy Subscriptions recently revamped the program, so now you can pay $19.99/month for 4-8 trial products, 1 personal item/toy, and one full sized product, or $34.99/month for 4-8 trial products, 1 deluxe item, 1 full sized product, and 1 deluxe accessory.  I think this is an interesting development, and am excited to see what kind of toys and products they include going forward.

You can subscribe here, and if you enter the code diniwilks, you get 15% off the 4 month and 12 month subscriptions.   I have the potential to get some free boxes based on number of referrals, so you will be spicing up my sex life by spicing up yours.  Which isn't weird AT ALL, right?

The kind people at Spicy Subscriptions sent the following for a giveaway:
  • DONA Shave Gel (full size)
  • JO H2O Strawberry kiss (full size)
  • JO All-in-one Sensual Massage Glide (sample)
  • JO Premium (sample)
  • JO Personal Lubricant (sample)
  • Swipes Lovin' Wipes (sample)
Entrants must be 18 or older and live in the U.S.  To enter please leave ONE comment below by 5:00 pm Ohio time Monday, October 22, 2012.  Make sure I know how to contact you or I'll have randomly select someone else.  If you want to comment but don't want to be entered, say "don't enter me".  

Your comment should respond to the following: How do you spice up your sex life?  

If that's TMI, check out the Spice shop and tell me what intrigues you.  

If that's STILL TMI, you probably don't want a Spice Box anyway, you prude.  Hehe, just kidding.  Make something up, I won't know the difference.