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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Re-cap

So you may not care how my Christmas was, but I'm going to tell you anyway :)

For starters, the weather here in South Carolina does not feel like Christmas. Hell, most days it barely feels like winter. But as soon as Friday rolled around it felt like Christmas. I made most of my gifts this year and, per usual, I was rushing until the last minute to pull it all off. I did though, and Friday I had part of my family over for appetizers and mingling. It's a little tradition I started a few years ago. As we got older piling into beds at my grandparents house just got to be too much, not to mention we all got too big to sleep three to a bed :) So since we couldn't spend the night together I started hosting a dinner thing the night before Christmas Eve for everyone to get together for some real visiting before the festivities on Christmas Eve. We all have a lot going on during the holidays so it makes it easier to do it early. 

I cooked like a crazy woman and we had a great time. Then I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my immediate family and exchanged gifts with J on Christmas night. 

I got two big gifts, one from my parents and one from J. I have a new Keurig! Yay! AND I'm going to see my favorite musical on stage in the spring!

So it was a good Christmas. I got to spend a lot of time with family and it was really laid back this year so that was awesome. Because my parents are divorced I have always had a lot to do during the holidays, it's usually  three days worth of running around, this year it was actually four. I do love seeing everyone though. 

How was everyone else's Christmas? I'm gonna take it easy for the rest of the week, I'm catching up at work and I'm going to be busy this weekend, but I'll get back to a normal blogging routine next week. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Drumroll Please.....

And the Winner of Santa's Sexy Little Secrets Writing Contest is.....


Second Place goes to Christmas Day by Jezzybella

Nanny's The Naughty List came in third. 

I'd like to thank everyone for entering the contest. I'm going to take some time to recover from the holidays and catch up on my book reviews before the next contest but I'm excited about what's to come in 2012!

If you won a package I will be in touch soon to get your shipping address :)


The 12 Days of EdenFantasys Christmas!

EdenFantasys is great. I just love the wide variety of sex toys, lingerie, and all kinds of other products they have to offer. For Christmas they are offering lots of discounts and free shipping on orders $25 or more! So in honor of Christmas I thought I'd show you some of my favorite wishlist products by way of a familiar holiday tune :)


The 12 days of EdenFantasys Christmas

On the 1st day of Christmas my lover bought for me an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 2nd day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Two Liberator Shapes 

and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 3rd day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Three sets of Handcuffs,

Two Liberator Shapes, and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo

On the 4th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Four Edible Body Butters,
Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes, and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo

On the 5th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, 5 Vibrating Cock Rings!

Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 6th day of Christmas my lover bought for me a Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler

Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 7th Day of Christmas my lover bought for me a Hitachi Magic Wand with attachments,

Nubbed silicone sleeve for the Hitachi Magic Wand or Ideal vibratorSilicone hitachi magic wand attachmentQuality silicone replacement head for Ideal and Hitachi Wand model vibratorsPhthalate-free G-spot attachment for Ideal and Hitachi brand massagers
Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler, Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 8th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Eight Sets of Lingerie,
The set includes a satin silhouette corset.Corset dress with stockings by Dreamgirl.Flocked damask print corset with center back powernet panels, boning, velvet detailing on cups and boning covers and center back hook & eye closure.3 Piece Peignoir, Babydoll, & G-String. Available in Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X and 3X sizes.Mesh baby doll with faux fur trim along hem and cups featuring elastic underbust with rhinestone buckle detailing, criss-cross straps and matching mesh G-string.2 PC. Lycra/mesh babydoll with gathered lace padded cups, rhinestone button detail and removable straps. Includes lycra G-StringRed sheer baby-doll dress with matching thong made of nylon.Black butterfly accent chemise & thong. Available in 1X, 2X and 3X sizes.
Hitachi Wand with attachments, Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler, Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 9th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Cat o Nine Tails Flogger,
Eight Sets of Lingerie, Hitachi Wand with attachments, Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler, Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 10th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Ten Flavored Lubes,
Cat o Nine Tails Flogger, Eight Sets of Lingerie, Hitachi Wand with attachments, Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler, Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 11th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, a Njoy Eleven,
Ten Flavored Lubes, Cat o Nine Tails Flogger, Eight Sets of Lingerie, Hitachi Wand with attachments, Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler, Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 12th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Twelve Latex-free Condoms,
Njoy Eleven, Ten Flavored Lubes, Cat o Nine Tails Flogger, Eight Sets of Lingerie, Hitachi Wand with attachments, Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler, Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

Sexy Christmas gifts from EdenFantasys - the sex toys shop you can trust!

I received a giftcard in exchange for this post as a part of the EdenFantasys Ambassador Program. Images borrowed from EdenFantasys.com

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sexy Saturday Read: Women in Lust

Women in Lust
Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Published by Cleis Press
Released November 2011
Provided by Cleis Press for review


From Goodreads:


Lust is intense, overpowering. While in real life we may not always act every time lust calls to us, in fiction, we can abandon the safety of propriety and seek out lust and sex wherever we find them.


Read full Synopsis here...


My Thoughts:
Once again Rachel Kramer Bussel has put together a wickedly satisfying collection of stories that will leave you panting, aching, and wanting more! Reading this collection lead to several very happy nights for my man. These stories really get your blood pumping and your heart racing. I highly recommend it to any one looking for a collection that will keep your panties wet.


This was a collection of erotica containing primarily straight couples but with a handful of what I like to call 'extra fun' :) There were so many great stories it's really hard to pick my favorites, but the top three were probably Strapped by KD Grace, Ode to a Masturbator by Aimee Herman, and Hot for the Teacher by Rachel Kramer Bussel herself.


I highly recommend this one. You'll want to stay in bed with these characters all afternoon ;)


4 out of 5 stars!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Review: Babeland Massage Candles

Babeland Massage Candles
Provided by Babeland.com

Ok, so by now you might have picked up on the fact that I love massage candles, so when Babeland was offering their candles for review I thought I would try them out. They sent me three 1oz massage candles in different fragrances. There was Pashmina, Rice Flower, and Mango Vanilla. They all smelled just wonderful!

The 1oz size was perfect for J and I to give each other back rubs with. I'm guessing that if we were giving all over massages it would have been one candle each. The candles smell nice while they are burning but the retain the oils and the scent while you are using them. I just love massage candles, the warmth of the wax is so relaxing for me. The only thing I noticed with these candles, and I have noticed with one other brand, is that the skin will only absorb so much wax. I could let J rub that warm wax into my skin all day long, but there is definitely a point that my skin doesn't absorb it and then I have a thick residue on my back (or hands if I'm giving the massage). For a normal massage though that doesn't last forever the melted soy wax absorbds nicely. While you skin will have some of the essential oils hanging around they don't feel sticky, it's like lathering up with lotion.

I can't say enough good things about massage candles in general and these candles are very well priced. You can buy the 1oz tins for just $6 each or the 3oz votives for $14. So take a look and get some for yourself today!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's Time to Vote!!

Ok, it's that time. Have you read the fabulous submissions to Santa's Sexy Little Secrets?

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Here is how it works! You can click the link to the story below to go read the entry. Then come back here and click to Rate the Story! You can rate them all or just your favorites. It's up to you! I will tally the points and announce our winners sometime on December 21st. Happy Reading!



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Entrants if you would like to take a button the code above will direct your readers to this page!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I'll never do that again...

Are any of you like me? Every time I do something and it goes badly I swear I'm never going to do it again, then a few months later I give it another shot and I get the same results? Seriously, I feel like a glutton for punishment sometimes. 

Things I will (currently) never do again:

Throw a party in my home
Participate In or Host a Package Swap
Accept a jewelry order from a friend without payment upfront
Agree to help organize a group of people with no definitive leader

It's be a frustrating couple of weeks for me. I have to refrain from going on complete rants because the truth is, I knew better. All of the things on that list are things that I've said in the past I would never do again and yet I tried again anyway. It's my own fault really.

On a much brighter note, have you read the contest entries yet?! There are two right now, but there may be more before the day is over! Voting will begin tomorrow and run through December 20th. Also, if you haven't entered to win the $25 EdenFantasys GC today is the last day to do that too!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Over 18 Book Blogger Follow (2)


QUESTION OF THE WEEK: 
Keeping with last week's and the end-of-year theme; What are three new-to-YOU-authors that you've read and loved this year?

Well Author/Editor Rachel Kramer Bussel is one that I've read a lot of this year. I have loved almost everything I've read so far.
Victoria Dahl is one that I had read before but only once and I've read more of her this year and loved it.
One author that is mainstream fiction and not really an "Over 18" author is Barabara Kingsolver but she is a phenomenal writer and I look forward to reading more of her in the future.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dirty Little Secrets (10)


Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by the girls at Under the Covers. Every Thursday they ask a question hoping to reveal everyone's dirty little secrets.

To participate in the meme all you need to do is:

1. Be a follower of Under the Covers.
2. Create a post in your blog taking the meme image (code above) and copy instructions.
3. Answer the question! This can be done in any way you like, post a video, write a post etc.
4. Then add your link on their post!

This weeks question:

"Say you're hosting a Christmas Dinner Party. Which three fictional characters would you like to invite?"


That's a tough one! So I'm getting out of book mode and saying I think I would invite Lorelei and Rory Gilmore for sure. They would keep the conversation interesting and keep the party hoping for sure :) Then (back to books) Novalee Nation from Where The Heart Is. I just loved her personality, and the girl had some stories for sure!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Review of Sexy Babydoll and Robe Set

Sexy Babydoll and Robe Set
Manufactured by Dreamgirl
Provided by Hot Plus Size Lingerie .com

From Website: 

This sexy charmeuse babydoll with low cut back, matching robe and attached belt is hot enough for a romantic getaway yet comfortable enough for any night of the week when you would just like to feel a little more pampered and sexy! (Also includes a matching padded lingerie hanger.)


My Thoughts:


I think that this is a well made lingerie set, a great buy for the price! The Babydoll and Robe Set comes on a padded hangar and it is only $26.99. I received the set in black. The charmeuse material was soft to the touch and felt good against my skin. When it first cam out of the package it was very wrinkled, but I simply tossed it in the dryer with a wet washcloth and the wrinkles came right out.


The images on the website do not show the babydoll itself clearly. It is a halter top style with a tie neck and a criss-cross tie low on the back for adjusting the size. I would love to show you a picture of the back, but alas my one complaint is that it was too small. 


I gauged the size needed according to the measurement chart. This set comes in 1X/2X or 3X/4X. My measurements put me on the top end of the 2X but normally with babydolls I wear what the charts indicate. With this set however, it was way too small. I was able to get it on but it simply wouldn't hang right on my body.


Hot Plus Size Lingerie .com will refund or exchange a product if there is a defect or if you were sent the wrong item, but they cannot exchange for any other reason. That is good because you know you aren't getting any used items, but unfortunately you may need to order up a size if you are on the higher end of the measurement chart to be safe. 


Hot Plus Size Lingerie carries styles from several manufacturers and they use the suppliers size charts. This particular item was one of Dreamgirl's styles. I received quick and friendly feedback when inquiring about the sizing issue.


It is a really cute set though. I would recommend it to anyone.


I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. I was in no other way compensated for this post and all opinions and views are my own. Images borrowed from hotplussizelingerie.com

Monday, December 5, 2011

New Products at EdenFantasys!

Have you heard? EdenFantasys has a new product section!

The website that we all love and know for their sex toys and adult videos and books now has a section for Bath and Body Products as well as Make-Up and Clothing!

I love to pamper myself. I have long been a lotion and scrubs junkie. I have more scented scrubs and lotions than I can ever use. I am really excited that I have some new products to add to my wishlist! (As though I really needed help, haha)

I've always loved that EdenFantasys carried the Coochy Shave Cream (I use it every day! It doubles as a great hair conditioner and it's great for shaving any sensitive ares!), but now they carry body scrubs, lotions, lip color, and face make-up!

They have a new line of products by Cake, and I really want to try the Satin Sugar Hair and Body Powder! I've always wanted this stuff, now I think I'm finally going to try it!

Don't worry, if these products aren't your thing you can still find all your favorite products at EdenFantasys.com! Right now they have all kinds of promotions in time for Christmas!

So be sure to check out all of the great discounts they are offering while you are doing your Christmas Shopping!

Sexy Christmas gifts from EdenFantasys - the sex toys shop you can trust!

I received a gift card in exchange for this post.

Contest/Giveaway Reminder!


So I was on vacation last week and even though I didn't plan to be vacationing from the blog, I did. :) I don't regret it because I had a great time! But alas, I haven't been promoting the contest and I haven't gotten any entries yet! How sad! 
 
I"m hoping you were all busy shopping and decorating and this is why :)

You still have time to enter! Post your stories and link up HERE.

Also, don't forget the EdenFantasys Giftcard Giveaway!

I managed to review a few products while I was gone, tee hee, so expect those this week. Also, the Gettin' Cozy Gift Swap Link-up will be up this week as soon as I touch base with a few people.

It's Christmastime!!!