Let Me Dance On The Table (And Other Things You’ll Never Hear Me Say)

Woman DancingMy mother is a table dancer.

Well, sort of.

But only when there’s a mouse in the house.

She can move with lightning speed and precision at the twitching of a whisker. Up on the table she goes where she waits for someone – anyone – to rescue her.

How well I remember waking up to her screaming when I was five years old. You would have thought someone was stabbing her to death, but no. She only wanted me to get out of bed and go outside to get one of the guys working on our house to come inside and kill the mouse -me, the five year old, while she, the adult, danced on the table.

Where am I going with this?

Well, there are three different kinds of women:

1. Those who climb the table and wait for help

2. Those who calmly tell the guy of the house to remove the icky little rodent

3. Those who kill the the rascal themselves and throw him out the back door

So which one are you, girls?

You can get a lot of insight about yourself just from how you handle the appearance of a tiny mouse. It speaks loads about your level of independence, don’t you think?

I’m a middle of the road kind of girl myself. I know I could kill it if I wanted to, but I choose not to. I like to make use of that man I have around the house. And, thankfully, he likes to be used (mostly in good ways).

I don’t need a man to take care of me, but I want one to. Big difference.

You will also never hear me say, “Will you pump my gas?” or “Can you change this light bulb?”

Why?

Because my husband already does all those things, plus much more.

Somewhere he got the crazy idea that I am not capable of chopping a vegetable or removing hot items from the oven. (Even though I manage to somehow do these things when he’s not here.)

I am also not allowed to cut the grass when he’s not home, use most power tools or any saws (even when he is at home), or do anything he views as unsafe without him.

Being the middle of the road girl that I am, how do you think that makes me feel?

Fantastic!

Someone cares enough to devote their life to protecting me. Without getting all “Freud” about it, let me just say that I actually found a man who treats me as well as my father – something that’s hard to do.

By the way, every time my mother was dancing on the table my father came running to kill the mouse. He knew it wasn’t going to kill and eat her, of course. But that wasn’t the point.

It still isn’t.

My wonderful husband comes running too, even though I don’t stand on the table to get that response.

So husbands, if your wife (or girlfriend) is a table dancer, please do the gentlemanly thing and come running to rescue her. After all, she only needs a little attention and reassurance.

That’s what we all need in life.

Another thing you will never hear me say: It’s too much love or attention.

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by Angela Christian Pope @ ModernRelationship.org

Dr. Perry’s Nightskin Review

Night SkinDr. Perry’s Nightskin Review

Like everyone else, I wondered about the hype surrounding this product. If something sounds too good to be true, then it usually is, right?

So I finally broke down and bought some. Once I ordered it, the two weeks I had to wait to receive it were torture. I ordered it through Amazon which is where I order everything when possible. The price usually runs around $50 per bottle, give or take a little. If you sign up for the automatic delivery program you will usually get it a little cheaper.

This product is supposed to do the following:

  • Effectively moisturizes the skin
  • Stimulates collagen formation
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Fights age spots

My Experience

The bottle I received had leaked a small amount before it got to me, which was unfortunate, but I didn’t want to wait more time to get a replacement bottle.

The solution is a beige color with a slight smell that is tolerable. It doesn’t smell great, but it’s not awful either. A small amount covers a lot of skin, so I was able to use it sparingly.

I first thought it was going to take a long time to soak completely into my skin, but it turns out that it NEVER completely soaks in. In fact, the pillow I was sleeping on started turning yellow. (The vitamin C in it turns that color.) I wasn’t overly concerned since I figured it was come out in the wash. Well, MOST of it did, but it left some slight permanent stains. After that I started covering my pillow with a towel. That doesn’t feel as good to my face while I’m sleeping, but it’s better than the stains.

When I first applied the solution it started stinging my face and making it itch. It subsided after a few minutes and was fine after that. I’m sure that’s the glycolic acid working, since it felt similar to a glycolic mask that I frequently use.

I used Nightskin every night for over a month (out of one bottle) and found that after the first week the small blackheads I had seemed to be disappearing. The ones that were left seemed to “sit” on top of my skin and were easily wiped away.  That was amazing to me! I have had very oily skin since I was a teenager, so blackheads have always been a problem for me.

The next thing I noticed was that other little imperfections were starting to fade. I have these places on my face that the dermatologist said came from having oily skin. These started to gradually fade.

When summer weather hit my oily skin cranked up again and I found that my skin could not tolerate Nightskin without being way too oily and actually causing break outs, so to remedy this problem I started mixing a small amount of Retin-A with it before applying it to my face. This fixed the problem of oiliness but diminished some of the other benefits I had been seeing from the product. (The overall smoothness I had seen seemed to lessen and reversal of imperfections seemed to stop.)

So do I like this product? Yes, I do. And I will continue to use it in order evaluate the long term benefits.

By the time they have to worry about wrinkles, most people don’t have the oily skin issues I have (at least not to this extent anyway). So for the average person this product provides everything you need to moisturize, exfoliate, and repair your skin in the short term.

As for the long term effects……we’ll see.

I am giving it four stars instead of five mostly because it discolors my pillow and because I haven’t evaluated the long term effects yet.

 

Updated October  2012: I am no longer using this product because it’s just too much trouble to get the stains off my pillows.  I find that I cannot stay on a towel while I am asleep and I couldn’t get used to feeling like my face was still wet while trying to go to sleep. I also had to completely discontinue using it when summer humidity kicked in to full swing.  However, this product might be wonderful for someone with extremely dry skin.

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May 2012 Newsletter – How To Keep a Relationship Alive

How To Keep a Relationship AliveHow To Keep a Relationship Alive

Some couples seem to have a secret magic trick when it comes to keeping the spark alive in their relationship.

You know those couples – the ones who snuggle up to each other constantly, even though they have been married for fifteen years.

How can they be like that after all those years? What’s their secret?

The answer is actually quite easy.

They value their relationship.

Okay, so I know that’s not really a secret, but think about it…..

We put effort into things we value, right? So where do you put most of your effort? Take a good, long look at your life and it will be obvious to you.

Find where your effort goes and you will also find where your desire goes as well. It could be work, friends, a certain hobby, etc.

Maybe you have been neglecting your relationship, but then maybe you didn’t even realize it. Most people don’t.

Today is a great day to do something about it. I am providing a checklist of a few things you can do to get started. I also suggest you immediately start 30 Days of Gratitude. It costs absolutely nothing, but the results cannot be bought with any amount of money.

So here’s the list to get you started:

1. Make an effort to use an extra nice tone of voice with your partner.

2. Use extra manners with your partner. They should be getting the best of you. Always say “please” and “thank you” to them.

3. Tell your partner you love them at least once each day. This can be a text, a note, or any other way. But be sure to say it to them out loud at least once each week.

4. Be sure to have more physical contact with your partner. Hugging, holding hands, and kissing increase our attachment to each other and release the hormones in our brains that make us feel happy and safe. (That’s good for our overall health.)

5. Schedule regular dates with your partner. Once a week is optimal, but if you have children you may need to do once a month or once every two weeks.

You may be thinking, “We go out all the time.” But my question is this: Is is REALLY a date?

You take extra time to get ready for a date. Your guy might bring you flowers. He always holds the door for you. All your time and attention is focused on your partner when you are on a date. You go somewhere romantic on a real date. See where I am going with this?

How to keep a relationship alive is not rocket science. Time and effort will get you 99.9% of the way.

Okay, so start planning yourself a hot date right now!

 

Pregnancy Miracle

Stress and Infertility


Pregnancy Miracle

Even if this does not apply to you, you probably know someone it does apply to.

Nothing can drive a wedge between two monogamous people quicker than infertility.

When intimacy turns into a chore, it’s very difficult to keep the warm, fuzzy feelings alive.

We were fortunate enough to conceive the first month with both of our children, but even my husband was feeling the pressure.

It is difficult for me to image couples who continue on that regimen for months and even years.

I know that being unable to conceive (or worse, conceiving but being unable to carry to term) can stress out anyone.

I know many couples that have faced both of those situations.

However, the best medicine for fertility seems to be relaxation.

I know at least two couples that finally conceived a child and carried it to term after they had already adopted a child and given up on having their own natural child.

With that being said, I am currently looking into a program called Pregnancy Miracle that is designed to help couples conceive a child.

Pregnancy Miracle

If you are currently encountering difficulties trying to have a child, it might be worth checking out.

How To Keep a Relationship Alive

When was the last time you did something really nice for your mate for absolutely no reason at all?

Why don’t you give your partner a back massage tonight? Or fix dinner when it’s not your turn? Or clean his/her car inside and out?

Go do that one little thing for him or her that you know they will love. You know what it is.

Maybe my husband will bring me a red velvet cupcake from my favorite bakery today. That’s my little thing.

I don’t know how many calories are in those things and I hope no one ever tells me!

Always love like there’s no tomorrow!

Until me meet again…..

1000 Questions For Couples: How Well Do You Know Your Partner?

1000 Questions For Couples

1000 Questions For Couples

How Well Do You Know Your Partner? This is an ago old question that most individuals have asked themselves at some point in their lives. No matter what we like to think, your partner has thoughts and feelings that you know nothing about.

How would you like to open up the lines of communication and share EVERYTHING?

No matter how close your relationship happens to be, there is always room for improvement.

Your mate may have hopes and dreams that are hidden deep inside that you could never imagine. Maybe your partner doesn’t feel comfortable sharing these thoughts with you. And maybe you don’t feel comfortable sharing either. This does not make you a “bad” couple. It just means you are like the average couple out there.

First, let me be clear. This IS NOT a bad reflection on you. It is what it is. You can’t dig information out of a person if they don’t want to share it with you…..or can you?

Communication In Relationships

Most couples never get to know each other on the deep, intimate level that they could. People are afraid of being vulnerable. They are afraid of rejection. That is the bottom line.

There is often a feeling of, “I won’t share if you won’t share too.” This is completely understandable. And it’s human nature.

A person must be in a situation that feels safe and secure before they are willing to open up and divulge privileged information about themselves. If you want your partner to share with you, then you MUST create an environment that promotes that.

Not so long ago society seemed to pressure individuals to air all their thoughts and feelings to any and every one (Oprah, Phil Donahue, Sally Jesse Raphael, and now Dr. Phil). However, that medium of telling the world your deepest, darkest secrets has now been largely replaced by this new thing called the reality show.

But what do we see time after time? People air their deepest thoughts and feelings on television and are later crucified for their honesty.

The these that’s passed along to other people is: Don’t share it if you don’t have to.

Your partner, and maybe even you, have the same fears.

What if I tell this person everything I have inside and then:

a. They laugh at me

b. They don’t understand me

c. They later leave or divorce me and take that information with them

The Real Truth 1000 Questions For Couples

What people fail to realize is that if they actually SHARE everything, it greatly cuts the odds that the relationship will end.

Communication problems in relationships are one of the most common causes for divorce and break ups. (In my opinion, most every other problems stems from lack of communication in relationships.)

1000 Questions For Couples (renowned author Michael Webb of Oprah Winfrey show fame) is a comprehensive tool to bullet proof your relationship or marriage by utilizing love questions that dig deep and really allow you to know the person you love. Because the communication goes both ways, your partner will become more comfortable sharing their inner most thoughts because you will feel comfortable sharing as well.

Marriages and relationships CAN last for 50 years or more. Knowing each other on a very basic, intimate level is the key. You could search the internet for weeks and never put together a collection of questions to compare to this list.

Here are the topics the 1000 questions are divided into:

Personality, Feelings & Emotions
Favorites
Pets
Attractions
Health, Food & Well Being
Vacations
Morals, Convictions and Beliefs
Religion & Spiritual Matters
Car & Driver Holidays & Celebrations
Home & Home Life
Past & Future
Hobbies & Entertainment
Love, Romance & Date Nights
Friends & Family
Communication
Career and Education
Money
Relationships – Past & Present
Children & Child Rearing
Wedding & Honeymoon
Sex

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by Angela Christian Pope @ ModernRelationship.org

Avon MagiX Face Perfector Review (Avon Primer)

Avon Magix Face Perfector Review

Avon Magix Face Perfector Review

Here’s the only thing I have to say about this product: I love it.

In fact, I buy several boxes at a time.

(I try to give impartial reviews, but sometimes it hard.

I originally bought this product because a friend of mine was selling Avon and I bought something mostly to be nice. However, when I browsed through the book this product looked appealing. The low price made it definitely worth trying.

Product Features (According To Company)

  • air-light
  • colorless
  • invisible coverage
  • for all skin tones
  • wear alone or under foundation

 

My Experience

Avon Magix Face Perfector can be used it with make up or without, but I actually mix it WITH my foundation and then apply them together. It makes the foundation really creamy and gives me extra time to apply it before it sets. The best part is my foundation always looks fabulous!

It only takes a small amount to do the job, and a tub lasts a long time for me (probably around six months) since I don’t wear make-up every day.

I wear a foundation that has SPF made into it, and this product also has an SPF of 20.

When I first bought this product I wanted to get a matte finish to my foundation, help control oil on my face, increase sun protection, and cover imperfections.

This formula is very thick and white, but it rubs into my skin almost like a powder and leaves my skin feeling very soft. It has almost no smell, which I really like. It makes my foundation go look perfectly, helps with imperfection coverage, and increases my sun protection.

(My skin is getting a little dryer as I am getting older, so I’m not sure it this product actually helps with that or not.)

Like I said, I buy multiple boxes of this stuff at a time. I never apply foundation without it.

This has been MY experience, but every person has skin that can respond differently to things.

Click here to purchase Avon Magix from Amazon.

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