Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yo! Ho! Ho! A Pirates Life for Me

Hello, everyone! Hope all my U.S. readers had a good Thanksgiving. I spent it with Mulder's family. They were thankful I didn't kill one of them and I was thankful for wine.

Doesn't it seem like we should have Hallowgivingmas? Maybe it's because I'm getting older but once Labor Day comes 'round, I feel like there's only a week that goes by and then it's Christmas. Am I right?

Speaking of Christmas (or your particular holiday), Babeland has got some fabulous gifts! I was lucky enough to receive an early gift from them! *squee!*  I've told you about the Pirates products before and how much I enjoy them. Well, they've got a new vibrator that is perfect for a stocking stuffer. The Pirates Hidden Pleasure Vibe is pretty enough for jewelry and it comes with it's own little treasure chest to keep it safe! Tuck the vibe in the chest and it can be displayed on a night table or dresser. Snooping party guests or mother-in-laws won't ever guess that the sweet little treasure chest holds something that gets you off! Since it has it's own case, it's also perfect for travel.

Both the vibe and the chest are made of hard plastic. The inside of the chest is molded to fit the vibe and covered in satin-like fabric. The Pirates Hidden Pleasure Vibe is 4 3/4” long by 1 1/8” diameter, tapering at the business end. The hard plastic makes it an easy clean. It contains no phthalates and is splash proof. The vibe takes one (1) AA battery, not included. It's got three speeds, easily adjustable with the push-button control on the bottom. The attractive decorative diamond ribbing makes the vibe easy to hold on to even with lubed hands. Since it's longer and wider than a bullet, it can be vaginally inserted but not deeply. I would not use this anally. I enjoyed letting the vibe rest between my labia on the middle setting for warm-up and really, really enjoyed the high setting on my clit! WOW! Merry Christmas to me!

I have several Pirates products and while I'm always attracted to them because of their uniqueness, I've never been disappointed by their performance. The Pirates Hidden Pleasure Vibe is available in pink, pearl or black/gold. Mine is, of course, black/gold 'cause it's got a skull on it!

If you're looking for a li'l sumpin, sumpin for your special someone (or yourself), go on over to Babeland. They've got tons of things for men and women. Babeland is also doing a gift guide that they update daily – BABELAND GIFT GUIDE.

(I was given a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review.)

Thursday, November 24, 2011


We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  

~Thornton Wilder

Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale at my Etsy shop ~
nitebyrd's nest

for 20% off anything in the shop!

Thank you!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Come On Get Happy!

There seems to be a lot of sadness and general angst in Blogland lately. I thought that I would maybe brighten things up a bit. Holidays are coming up and those prove stressful for most of us, even though they should be happy. So … I want you to look at some artwork that will make you feel good. Perhaps you'll even smile!

I was an art major in college and I consider myself “artistic”, not an expert, just inclined towards the creative.  I’ve studied all types of “art”, looked at butt-loads of “art” (NYC = lots and lots and lots of museums, galleries, etc.)  I also make my own “art” but rarely have I seen and now own, pieces of art that make me happy to look at.  If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know “happy” isn’t a familiar emotion for me. But c'mon, we all have to feel happiness a sometime to offset all the shitty emotions we feel, am I right?

Art should always evoke emotion.  Whether you like modern, traditional, sculpture, painting, mixed-media, stitching or tattoos, art should bring forth feelings from the viewer as the creation of the work did for the artist. I think Abby's artwork brings only the best emotions to the forefront.

This painting makes me HAPPY!
Abby is an artist that creates HAPPY! How amazing is that!?!

I was introduced to Abby (and her mom, Bonnie) on Etsy.  Abby is autistic.  She creates her artwork as a way to alleviate the stress that builds up and as a beautiful (happy!) way to express herself.  She sells her pieces on Etsy to have money to continue her therapy and education.  You can read all about Abby HERE.

The way Abby uses paper, buttons, paint and whatever, is JOYFUL! Her artwork makes me happy. Go take a look over at AIDFORABBY, Abby's Etsy shop and make yourself smile!

And now for some more happy stuff! I purchased a piece of Abby's art for a giveaway for y'all. Abby, being the doll she is, sent me another piece to add to the prize and now two of my fabulous readers will be lucky enough to own an original Abby! You'll always have a little bit of HAPPY! Around. Just leave a comment and at one point, I'll use Random. Org to pick two winners.

ABBY Giveaway 1

ABBY Giveaway 2

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thank You.

Vietnam War Protest, November 15, 1969

There are 58,272 names of soldiers engraved on The Wall. This number is still growing.

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
  ~Cynthia Ozick

Back when I was in High School, I sent for a POW/MIA bracelet.  If you're around my age or older, you know what I'm talking about.  In doing research for this post, I found THE WALL site.  Please go visit this site. For those of us who lived through the turmoil of those years during the Vietnam War, this site is mandatory.  Also mandatory will be a trip to Washington, DC to actually pay my respects at The Wall.

I was able to find out information about Maj. MICHAEL OWENS MCELHANON, the soldier who's name is on my memorial bracelet.  Unfortunately, I must still keep my bracelet and keep hoping that now Col. McElhanon, will come home soon.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mind Boggler

I was in the middle of writing a post, looking for a picture when I stumbled upon this ~ 

Any further logical thought was impossible as my brain fell out of my head.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I Know It's Over but I Couldn't Resist ...