Girl’s Night IN with Passion Parties

Are you and your girlfriends looking for something new to do instead of the “typical” home party? Look no further than a sex toy party! One company in particular – Passion Parties – offers the ultimate adult sensual products party in North America. Hosting a party is both free and fun.

How it works is this. An independent representative from the company comes to your house (or wherever you are hosting the party) and sets up a table display. This table display shows off a range of items from the company – they may range from most popular to more “high priced” items. The rep will talk about the items and even allow you to try out some of the “lotions and potions” that are available. The rep will also demo some of the toys that are available for purchase. Don’t expect a “free show” though – just expect to learn how they work and what “spots” they are supposed to hit.

All Passion Party home shows are for ADULTS ONLY – 18+ so be sure to find a sitter (or your significant other) because as per law no children can be present.

Sex toy parties began in the 1970s, and became increasingly popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The marketing practices of sex toy parties have encouraged alternative sexual practices. The popularity of sex toy parties has suggested to be related to self-help and self actualization.

According to research studies conducted by scientists such as Debby Herbenick and Michael Reece of Indiana University, sex toy representatives are often asked for advice on sexual health, and many have a background working in sex education, health, education, or sexuality.  Some romance companies do permit males at their sex toy parties although most of the reps I’ve spoken to would rather have the party “Ladies Only.”

Wanna learn more? Check out 808Diva and book your show today! Natasha’s husband is retired military – which is why I am sharing her awesome business!

Pajanimals Celebrate Family Time in May!

May is not only the month that brings spring flowers; it also celebrates families with National Family Month, Universal Family Week (May 12-18, 2013) and Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12)!

KidsPeace, a private charity founded in 1882, created National Family Month. This month-long celebration helps raise awareness and highlights the importance of family – kids, mothers, fathers, relatives and caregivers – and encourages supporting one another. National Family Month also provides an opportunity for families to share special time together, to develop or renew relationships, and to remind everyone about the importance of family involvement in raising healthy, confident kids.

Underscoring the importance of family, the International Society of Friendship and Good Will proclaimed the second full week in May as Universal Family Week (May 12-18, 2013). And of course we celebrate and honor mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers on families and society on Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, May 12, this year.
Joining in the month long celebration of families and mothers, The Jim Henson Company’s adorable PAJANIMAL characters have a number of fun family activities created to encourage and support family togetherness.

In celebration of Mother’s Day on May 12, Sprout will air two family-centric Pajanimals episodes on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12. “Missing Mom and Dad:” At bedtime, Sweet Pea Sue misses Mom and Dad and wishes she could sneak into their bed where it feels so “warm and safe.” The Pajanimals travel to The Night Sky where The Moon comforts her and tells Sweet Pea Sue that her parents are very close by and will always be there (if she needs them). And the episode, “Mom is Amazing!:” Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and the Pajanimals have decided to help Mom with her chores, but they quickly realize that Mom does A LOT of chores for the family. Not sure what to do, the Pajanimals travel to the Night Sky, where The Moon tells them that just recognizing all that Mom does and offering to help her is a great gift not just for Mother’s Day, but any day.

Pajanimals are also offering a free Mother’s Day Coloring Card, which can be downloaded and printed, allowing kids to add their own personal artistic vision to the card (and a photo, too)!

During the month of May, Sprout will also air a special on-air spot for its Kindness Counts campaign featuring the Pajanimals.

Sprout’s Kindness Counts campaign helps parents teach young children the importance of kindness and encourages children to perform random acts of kindness such as helping, sharing, making a new friend, etc. The Kindness Counts website features a Kindness Counter where families can document these kind acts with the goal of reaching 1 million acts of kindness.
Additionally, offers fun Pajanimals’ themed activities for the entire family, including:

  • Printable Pajanimals Bedtime Activity Cards which parents and kids can use to learn about and reinforce healthy bedtime routines!
  • Fun family games like Sweet Pea Sue’s Heart Catcher — this fun, online game keeps kids and parents on their toes as they try to catch all of the falling hearts by moving the basket left or right; and Pajanimals Adventure Game, which takes the whole family on an adventure with The Pajanimals, including a visit to Jerry the Bear’s house in the Friendly Forest!
  • Craft projects like Big Blue Sea Felt Aquarium, which instructs families on how they can create an indoor aquarium out of felt; and Apollo’s Night Time Memory Game, which helps families to create their own special memory game to play again and again.
  • Easy recipes the whole family can make and enjoy, including CowBella’s
  • S-moo-thie, Apollo’s Moon and Stars snacks and Sweetpea Sue’s Horseshoe Bread, a sweet snack that’ll be fun to make for mom on Mother’s Day.

So grab your little ones and go check it out!

COMING SOON! Jim Henson’s Teeny Tiny Dogs

Jim Henson’s Teeny Tiny Dogs is a puppet preschool series that follows the hilarious shenanigans of four teeny tiny dogs, Dinky, Butch, Butterfly, and Polly, during their day at doggie daycare. Despite their teeny tiny size these four furry friends have BIG FUN and invite the viewers to join their playful pack. This classic canine comedy puppet series is produced by The Jim Henson Company (Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train) and created by Howard Baker (Rugrats).

Integrated into Jim Henson’s Teeny Tiny Dogs is an inspiring 21st Century educational curriculum researched and developed by the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center: How to be happy! The GGSC’s curriculum introduces cutting-edge practices, including mindfulness, gratitude, awe, hope, altruism, and compassion— an all in one, HAPPINESS curriculum. Preschool is the perfect (and crucial) age to start learning how to cultivate happiness skills and our teeny tiny dogs model and discover all of the ways that kids can cultivate happiness into their daily lives.

Preschoolers and their parents are going to have a rolling, romping, digging, tail chasing, dog-piling fun time with their new puppy pals in Jim Henson’s Teeny Tiny Dogs! It’s time to get happy and play with Teeny Tiny Dogs!

The “animatic” for this new show can be previewed over at Amazon! This animatic is only a step in the shows development process that is used to reform the look, tempo and story of the series.  An animatic is a colored storyboard with voiceover.  There are a couple of scenes with the new puppet character Dinky because the final series will be a puppet production.  This is not the final show!  The completed show will star lots of Henson puppet dogs! Watch it here – hope you enjoy!

#NachoMovieNight Introduction

My kids and I have been doing what I like to call “Nacho Movie Night” (Get it? “Not Yo Movie” night!) for a few years now. It started with just Xander (8 years old) when he was a baby. We would eat nachos and watch a movie on a special night when either Daddy had duty or was deployed. Any time Daddy was away we had our nachos and movie!

Now that we have added little sister to the mix we still have our Nacho Movie Nights when Daddy is away!

I’ve decided that now I will let you, my readers, know what we watch and how the kids like it!

Tonight, we’re watching Peter Pan!

Taxidermy Chipmunks and Carnival Freaks

Tonight, I checked out two new shows on AMC – “Immortalized” and “Freakshow” – after watching (of course) a black and white episode of “The Walking Dead.”

I enjoyed both – but I did decide that I do not wish to learn how to actually CREATE taxidermy. I do however, still want to purchase a chipmunk or squirrel that I can dress up for each season and holiday.

I also had a fleeting interest in learning how to swallow swords.

Which went away quickly … Don’t worry …

But anyway … I found a cute squirrel on Regretsy (where else?) … Isn’t he cute?

Journey to Oz Balloon Tour

Journey to Oz Balloon Tour

Disney announced yesterday the launch of the “Journey to Oz Balloon Tour,” sponsored by leading multichannel retailer HSN and IMAX Corporation, in support of its upcoming fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” opening in U.S. theaters and IMAX® on March 8, 2013. The colorful, “Oz The Great and Powerful”–emblazoned hot-air balloon began its tour this morning from the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, Calif.

Stops for the “Journey to Oz Balloon Tour” to date include:

  • “Oz The Great and Powerful” premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood (February 13)
  • Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. (February 17)
  • Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (February 20)
  • Central Park in New York City (March 5 & 6)

Journey to Oz Balloon TourOn February 15, the “Journey to Oz Balloon Tour” app will go live on the official Facebook page for the film. Starting then, fans will have the opportunity to unlock screenings in cities near them. Users will vote by Tweeting with a custom hashtag for their city (e.g. #DisneyOzSeattle) or by sharing on Facebook.

Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.

Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth, with screen story by Mitchell Kapner and screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Josh Donen and Philip Steuer are serving as executive producers.