28 December 2008

Rock Band

The new fad, Rock Band! My nephew got Rock Band for his Wii. That thing is pretty fun. We were at my sisters until almost 2am Saturday morning playing and now we are back again!!! It is definately addicting.

We have even planned a night of Rock Band tour on New Year's Eve! If you have a Wii you should try this game! If you like music, this is the game for you.

If you happen to be out in the country of NC on New Year's eve, drop on in! Just follow the awful signing and the banging of the drums, you'll find us, NO PROBLEM!!!! LOL!!!!

27 December 2008

$20 Target Gift Card Giveaway!!!

Go check out Because Katie Says So! She is giving away a $20 gift card to Target! Everyone can use something at Target!!!


Go on, get registered!!!

25 December 2008


Christmas is a wonderful time of year, for a minute! My in-laws bought my girls so much stuff that Santa didn't need to come. Then we exchange gifts w/ my family today and they got even MORE! My house is a wreck. I know that is what I should expect w/ a three year old and a 1 1/2 yr old but oh my goodness.

Ugghhh....I am so ready for this week to be over so that my husband goes back to work. He is worse than the girls. I am trying to straigten up and he is letting them drag back out.

Sometimes I think I would be better off single! LOL!

23 December 2008

Pictures with Santa

We took our girls to see Santa last night! They were both ready to see him, they talked about him all the way to the mall. Well, when it was time to sit on his lap the excitement deminished! My 3 yr old refused to sit on his lap. Of course if sissy won't sit down must be something wrong w/ him, right? The 1 yr old lost all interest! Urggg....I really wanted a picture of my girls w/ Santa. The photographer said if we could get them to sit on this stool it would still work. Finally, after a fight w/ the 3 yr old we got them to sit down and we got a cute picture. I will be glad when they grow out of being scared of everything! Merry Christmas to all!

Go Green!

Check out this awesome giveaway! Flip and Tumble bags to help everyone go green!!!!


Go check it out and enter for your chance to win one of 2 flip and tumble bags!

21 December 2008

Hard Times

The holidays are here, gas prices are rising again, and our economy is awful right now! These sure are hard times! Christmas is supposed to be fun and exciting! Well, up until today, it has not been very fun and exciting. Our finances have been lacking in a BIG way! We just barely paid the bills this month. There was nothing left for Christmas gifts for our girls. I think I was almost getting depressed b/c I wasn't going to be able to do for my girls like I wanted to.

Well, last night I had my last party for the year. I made $200!!! Yay!!! I was excited, we really could use this money!!! Well, today was my husband's Saturday to work. One of his customers gave him $100 tip! No, he is not a stripper or anything like that! LOL! He is a service manager at a car dealership. He said the customer told him that he had helped her family out so much she wanted to give it to him. She later came back to pay her bill and handed him a card and left. When he opened the card it said Merry Christmas, do something for you and your wife, there was another $100 in the card. The customer sat in the parking lot until he opened it and when he looked up she waved and pulled off.

From the money I made at my party last night and this money from this angel, we were able to go tonight and get the girls the rest of the stuff we wanted to get them and a little bit more! I feel so much better now! I can't wait to see their faces on Thursday morning!!!

So, the point of my story is, in this lacking society we live in today, there are still angels out there! People who really do appreciate when someone goes the extra mile for them!

I don't know this lady that gave us this money but I can tell you where ever she may be, SHE IS APPRECIATED!!!!

Thank you GOD!!!

18 December 2008

Giveaways, Giveaways, Giveaways

Wow! I never knew there was so many giveaways going on! I have found so many giveaways in the past few days, it is amazing! So, I think I want to take part, you know, host my own giveaway! I just have to think about what to do and how to do it! Maybe I will start out the new year with a giveaway of some sort! I wish I was smart like some of these ladies and could find some great foundation or something for a great cause to write about and do a giveaway. Hmmmm.....I will have to research and ponder on this for a while! I'll be back!!! LOL!

17 December 2008

End of year Kit sale!!!

Wow!!! Brown Bag Party is offering a kit for only $29! That is awesome!!! This end of the year kit sale was just announced yesterday and can I say it was very unexpected! We have all been asking when the next kit sale was coming and all we would get is maybe sometime next year. Well, SURPRISE!!!!!
So, if you have ever thought about starting your own Romance biz, NOW is definately the time to start!!!! There is also the option to buy booster kits to add more to your show table, if you are interested!
I would love to have some wonderful ladies on my team! So, if you are interested you can contact me, c_strickand@yahoo.com, or visit my website, www.bbpartygirl.com

I will be more than happy to give you a call and walk you through the sign up process!

Let's get this team rolling!!!

BBPartyGirl Christina

16 December 2008

The Sexual Response Cycle: Men vs. Women

The Sexual Response Cycle: Men vs. Women

If you were to look at a graphic illustration of men's and women's sexual responses, you'd see that the peaks and valleys don't match up. This difference may account for much of the frustration women and men experience in bed.

So what exactly is this sexual response cycle? It has four phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. His sexual response cycle looks like an upside-down U. It rises rapidly through the first two phases, reaches its peak at orgasm, and then declines sharply back down. (Sounds a lot like reality, right?)

A woman's arousal cycle, on the other hand, resembles a squiggly line. The excitement usually builds slowly and then plateaus after a certain point. It takes longer for most women to get there, but once they do, they can maintain their arousal for an indefinite amount of time. Arousal begins climbing again as orgasm approaches, but doesn't necessarily drop afterward, since more than one orgasm is possible.

How can you solve this seeming disparity? Two answers: foreplay and foreplay — whether it's more foreplay before he orgasms or continued foreplay after he orgasms. More foreplay beforehand gets your arousal on the same cycle, since he's lengthening the amount of time spent in the earlier phases. Foreplay after his orgasm continues the stimulation to help you orgasm. Keep in mind, though, as I said in my book, Secrets of the Sexually Satisfied Woman, an orgasm is not the measure of good sex for most women! Since a woman moves more fluidly through the sexual response cycle, she can go from a milder state of excitement to more intense arousal to orgasm, and then back down to excitement. Take advantage of it!


15 December 2008

MomFuse Giveaway

The Ultimate "New Year for Mom" giveaway on Mom Fuse has officially started! Win a prize bundle of prizes worth over $500.00. Items include Waterford Crystal, Beaba Baby Cook, Clarisonic, Lille Baby Child Carrier and more! Enter here - http://momfuse. com/2008/ 12/the-ultimate- new-year- for-mom-giveaway /#comments

12 December 2008

SOS: We need your help!

I am a member of Sassy Sisters in Sales and we are having a raffle! Just in time for Christmas, and the winnings will be shipped in time for Christmas! We are trying to raise money to help save two family's homes this Christmas!! So, please find it in your heart to help out! Go visit www.sassysistersinsales.blogspot.com and read all the details. There are a lot of great prizes to be raffled off. The tickets are only $10 each and you win a basket full of goodies. You could have all of you shopping done for $10! What are you waiting for? Go check it out and buy your raffle ticket now! Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Christmas is coming soon!

I am sure that everyone is feeling the hustle and bustle of this busy Christmas season! So much to do, Christmas parties, shopping, cooking, cleaning, and the list goes on and on! Everyone should take time out for yourself! Relax w/ a nice warm bubble bath or a nice massage. We have great products that are so relaxing. Champagne Bubble bath & a pulsa bath are a great combo. If you are more in to massages, the love glove and one of our massage candles is the way to go.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas with your families. I hope Santa is good to all!

11 December 2008

Gold Wrapping Paper **For all the moms**

'Gold Wrapping Paper' _** I received this from a friend who had a choice to make. It said that I had a choice to make too. I've chosen. Now it's your turn to choose. The story goes that some time ago a mother punished her five year old daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and she became even more upset when the child used the gold paper to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her mother the next morning and then said, 'This is for you, Mom ma.' The mother was embarrassed by her earlier over reaction, but her anger flared again when she opened the box and found it was empty. She spoke to her daughter in a harsh manner. 'Don't you know, young lady, when you give someone a present there's supposed to be something * *inside the package?' She had tears in her eyes and said, 'Oh, Mom ma, it's not empty! I blew kisses into it until it was full.' The mother was crushed. She fell on her knees and put her arms around her little girl, and she begged her forgiveness for her thoughtless anger. An accident took the life of the child only a short time later, and it is told that the mother kept that gold box by her bed for all the years of her life. Whenever she was discouraged or faced diff icult problems she would open the box and take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there. In a very real sense, each of us, as human beings, have been given a Golden box filled with unconditional love * *and kisses from our children, family, friends and GOD. There is no more precious * *possession anyone could hold. * * Friends are like angels who lift us to our feet, when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

10 December 2008

My Newest Venture

I just signed up w/ MnM Charms & Boutique. I really like their products and figured if I can make a little profit from my interests, what can it hurt! MnM Charms & Boutique offers a wide range of items; from purses to charm bracelets to dips.

Check out what we have to offer! www.mommyscharmsandmore.com

This is a great site to do some gift shopping as we have a lot to choose from!

Mommy's Sunshine Designs

Mommy's Sunshine Designs is a little online shop that I started to share my creations. I started making my daughters hair clips, then added tutus and later dresses. I didn't realize how well it would take off. I started having requests for boys items so I add bow ties, neck ties, and tye- dye shirts for everyone.

I have a lot of styles of clips and things but if you don't see what you are looking for just message me and I will see if I can work it out for you! If I can not make what you are looking for I will find it for you!

Check out my website www.mommyssunshinedesigns.com
or if you are on Myspace you can add me there www.myspace.com/mommyssunshinedesigns
I do have more photos posted on my Myspace page!

What is Brown Bag Party?

Brown Bag Party is an adult romance enhancement company. For going on 6 years the company has been helping people to spice up their love lives! We are a direct sales company offering in home parties.

Brown Bag Party offers a great hostess rewards program. A hostess with Brown Bag Party earns 20% of their party's retail sales in FREE product! That is double the industry standard! BBP also offers other great incentives to its hostess. There are amazing hostess exclusive items and other great bonuses for our hostess.

As an independent consultant with Brown Bag Party, I get to be a part of an amazing group of women! I am in business for myself but never by myself! Everyone is always there for each other to offer advice, support, ideas, or just a listening ear! As a consultant, I earn 50% commission and work when I want to not when they tell me too! I get paid to party!

Brown Bag Party is a great company that is expanding everyday! I am so excited to be a part of such a great company!