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Last month I officially entered the last year of my 20’s and am well on my way to joining the “Dirty Thirty” club as some may call it. I still don’t really know what makes 30 so very dirty. Someone enlighten me. I know age is just a number but I really feel as though the past 4 years crept up quicker than normal. While I may still look young and lively on the outside, don’t be fooled. Most of the time I am a walking zombie who craves sleep, energy, a coffee and a quiet moment alone in which I can remind myself that I am more than just a mom. I am still me and that means I still have the Freedom To Be Spontaneous!
Naturally, becoming a parent changed many things in my life even five years later. I had to let go of certain habits, hobbies, and a large amount of freedom. Freedom to use the bathroom alone included. Eliminating some of those things wasn’t overly difficult but there is one area in my life that I promised it wouldn’t affect- my relationship with my other half. While my boyfriend and I have been together for years, we still have to make the time and effort to make special moments. Chivalry may be dead but I assure you that romance and intimacy are not! Sometimes it takes a little creativity and spontaneity to light the flame that is hidden under a pile of laundry or a stack of school books.
Fancy dates and expensive dinners are nice but they aren’t the only way to keep love alive. It’s nice to stir the pot once in a while and one way to do that is to re-live the memories you’ve shared with one another. These can be the G-rated ones or the adult versions that may be screened for your blogging pleasure! Here is a brief tutorial on how you can make your own “Magical Memories” jar.
You will need a glass mason jar, painter’s tape, Mod Podge glue, a foam paint brush, glitter, and decorative twine to attach your tag.
1. Use the painter’s tape to create a design on your glass mason jar. In this case, I chose a striped pattern. Make sure the tape is secure and there are no openings that may allow glue to seep through. You want to edges to be crisp.
2. Apply a generous layer of glue to exposed glass and sprinkle on glitter.I suggest starting from the bottom up and working on one small section at a time so the colors do not mix together and your lines stay clean.
3. Remove painter’s tape immediately after all of the exposed areas are coated. This will prevent the tape from tugging at the glue and ripping sections away. It also gives you a chance to clean up any uneven areas or mistakes with a q-tip.
4. Once the glittered stripes are dry you can use a decorative twine and a printable tag for personalization. A small picture of you and your partner would also add a special touch to the jar. On small sheets of paper write down your romantic, hot, steamy, or favorite memories with one another. Fold them up and use this as a tool to get into the mood!
Keeping the freedom to be spontaneous in mind, I have been moving our more intimate moments out of the bedroom and into other rooms of the house to spice things up a bit. Setting up a cozy corner in the living room with a soft blanket, big pillows, wine, chocolate, and K-Y® Liquibeads is my idea of the perfect romantic date night in.
Even with the ideal set-up we have all been at that point where the mood hits and our mind is wandering in different directions, especially during the holidays. This can make it hard on actually making “passionate time” …passionate because your body may not be in tune with its surroundings. K-Y® Liquibeads enhances these moments by providing vaginal moisturization and making “love making” more comfortable for both parties. When you’re ready and your body is willing why stop the good vibes to make sure your lady parts are too?
Vaginal dryness isn’t one of those things you bring up at the dinner table or while chatting with a friend over coffee but it does exist and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s more common than many woman realize. K-Y® Liquibeads offer peace of mind when those spontaneous moments arrive and you need a little “enhancement” in the nether region. There is nothing passionate about stopping in the middle of these moments and having to run to the bathroom to handle your business and get prepared. Even if you’re not suffering from a severe drought the K-Y® Liquibeads ensure a certain element of excitement that any couple can benefit from.
Using the K-Y® Liquibeads is easier than it looks and less messy than your typical lubricant or jelly. The small applicator allows for discrete insertion and the Liquibeads themselves gently dissolve within minutes. You can insert one of these gel-like beads once every few days so when the mood strikes your body is ready for action and satisfaction!
Since this is a hectic time of year for all of us don’t forget to take time for yourself and your relationship. It’s okay to put the wrapping paper down and leave the dishes in the sink while you snuggle up with your partner for a night of rekindled romance. The Freedom To Be Spontaneous is at your fingertips so why let it slip away, literally!
You can find K-Y® Liquibeads at your nearby Walmart within the family planning aisle. If you are pregnant or nursing, you should first consult a doctor before using. Save $1 off any K-Y® product by visiting coupons.com.