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Sunday, July 9, 2017

ADMIN POST -- Not So Fast, Photobucket

ADMIN POST -- Not So Fast, Photobucket!

Last night, I made a post about Photobucket nailing me with their new '3rd Party Hosting' restrictions.

Well, As you can see, I'm SLOWLY getting the site fixed. It's a long and tedious process. But the new way I have right now is actually going to be easier for me in the long run.

Camp NaNoWriMo is still a no-go for me... which has me COMPLETELY bummed. But getting the site to look decent again is 100 times more important than writing a book/novella.

 I'll (hopefully) just do actual NaNoWriMo in November.

So, give me maybe... A week, possibly 2? I SHOULD be able to correct everything in that time.  I will still share disability-related articles on Facebook to keep the page 'alive,' But NO reviews will be posted until the site is completely fixed.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

ADMIN POST -- Photobucket got me.

ADMIN POST -- Photobucket got me.

So, as you may have noticed, The site looks TERRIBLE. The thing is Photobucket nailed me with the 'hotlinking' policy.

The GOOD news? I have all the image files.

The BAD news? It's going to take me a while to replace the images... if I even TRY.

I have 372 posts... I'd say 360-365 have images... Then you need to consider the sidebar images... it's going to take me a long, long, LONG time to upload and recode everything.

I don't even have a reliable image host at this point.

I'm honestly at a loss here, folks. This MAY be the end of The CP Chick.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

#BehindTheBlogger -- I'm Proud to Be...

#BehindTheBlogger -- I'm Proud to Be...

For this week’s installment of #BehindtheBlogger, it’s all about being proud of who you are. Most people are probably going to be writing about being American (or some other nationality) being we just came off of the 4th of July holiday.

But I’m not… that’s not to say I’m NOT proud to be an American, because I most certainly am. However, I decided to take a different approach to this week’s topic.

I’m proud to be disabled.

Most people wouldn’t admit to that. There’s this ‘stigma’ around being disabled that we should be ashamed of it.

But I’m not.

I was raised to embraced it. Mommy raised me that my disability did not define me. She raised me that I could do anything I put my mind to, even if it was slower or a different way than most people. As long as the end result was the same, who cared how it got done?

And that way of thinking got me through 23 years of my life, doing pretty well. I led a full life, going places and doing things that able-bodied people were doing.

I mean, not many disabled people have the nerve, much less the chance to try out for football cheerleading (and this is one of my most treasured high school memories, even though I didn’t make the squad).

And then, I moved to NY and things went downhill. I really can only blame one person for this…

MAMA MELISSA’S FATHER.

I’m not sure if he’s from the ‘old’ way of thinking, that disabled people should be locked away, or if he thinks because I call his daughter ‘Mama’ now and I’m ‘polluting his gene pool,’ but he makes me feel like I should be ashamed to have Cerebral palsy.

I’m constantly told I’m ret*rded (even though my CP affects the physical lobes of my brain, not the mental lobes) and other negative comments to do with my disability.

I’m constantly being… for lack of a better word, ‘bullied’ because I use a walker or arm crutches to get around.

Basically, I’m reminded every day that I should be ‘ashamed’ of being disabled.

But I refuse to be.

I’m PROUD to be disabled… it’s what makes me, me!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chewy Blogger -- Halo Spot's Stew Wholesome Chicken Recipe Toy & Small Breed Dry Dog Food

Chewy.com

ABOUT CHEWY.COM
We’re dog and cat lovers who want only the best-quality products for our pets. And we’re always on the go. That’s why we created Chewy.com: a specialty pet retailer stocking the very best brands under one roof, with fast delivery right to yours.

Consider us your neighborhood pet store, but better. We’re knowledgeable and always ready to answer your questions. But you won’t have to lug that fifty-pound bag of dog food to your car because we’ll deliver it right to your door.
Having taken April off for Camp NaNoWriMo, I did not choose anything from Chewy. That being said, May was our eleventh month with Chewy. I chose two products for May, but I am splitting them up into two posts. Let's have a look at one of the products we were sent!


^^what we received -- morsels are NOT shown actual size^^

Halo Spot's Stew Wholesome Chicken Recipe Toy & Small Breed Dry Dog Food
Halo's meat based diets use only whole meat protein and say "NO" to meat meals of any kind in our dry dog food. This highly digestible, natural dog food provides nutrition made with butcher-quality chicken, whole egg, and farm-raised vegetables for all breeds and life stages, whether you have a puppy or a dog who’s ready for senior dog food. Halo’s small breed dog food is nutritionally balanced with the finest quality ingredients for a happy pet—inside and out.

Key Benefits
~Made with real chicken and other pure, natural ingredients with added vitamins, minerals and other trace nutrients
~Small kibble is designed for small mouths and the chewing action helps to clean your pet’s teeth
~Balanced omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids to support healthy skin and a shiny coat
~Added DHA omega-3 to maintain healthy brain function
~Meets AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages and formulated specifically for dogs between 2 and 25 lbs

As I've said before, Chase is a poultry dog. He will scarf down the chicken and turkey treats we give him with no hesitation.

So, when I saw this as an option in May, I requested it immediately.

Chase loves it. He'll munch on this throughout the day without any prodding, like with some other commercial brands we've tried. At night, the food dish is empty and he's actually looking to see if he dropped any out of the bowl! (I may or may not be guilty of sneaking him another pinch before bed. *giggle* )

As with most treat bags, these both have the ‘Ziploc’ style seals, and if not lined up properly, may not seal tightly. This is the MAIN issue I see disabled people having with these bags. However, The plus side to ordering from chewy.com is they deliver right to your door. For someone disabled, who maybe doesn't drive or relies on public transportation, this is completely helpful.

The Halo Spot's Stew Wholesome Recipe Toy & Small Breed Dry Dog Food is available at chewy.com in Grain-Free Whitefish & Salmon, Chicken, and Turkey, Duck, & Pheasant flavors. Please click the link above to see pricing.

FINAL THOUGHTS
I made another great selection in May! Chase loves his goodies from Chewy.com! He gets so excited when the 'blue box' arrives each month!
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**I AM A BLOGGER FOR CHEWY.COM As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

Chewy Blogger - Merrick Backcountry Wild Prairie Real Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

Chewy.com

ABOUT CHEWY.COM
We’re dog and cat lovers who want only the best-quality products for our pets. And we’re always on the go. That’s why we created Chewy.com: a specialty pet retailer stocking the very best brands under one roof, with fast delivery right to yours.

Consider us your neighborhood pet store, but better. We’re knowledgeable and always ready to answer your questions. But you won’t have to lug that fifty-pound bag of dog food to your car because we’ll deliver it right to your door.
Having taken April off for Camp NaNoWriMo, I did not choose anything from Chewy. That being said, May was our eleventh month with Chewy. I chose two products for May, but I am splitting them up into two posts. Let's have a look at one of the products we were sent!


^^what we received -- stick is NOT shown actual size^^

Merrick Backcountry Wild Prairie Real Chicken Jerky Dog Treats
Merrick Backcountry Wild Prairie Real Chicken Jerky Dog Treats are hearty jerky strips with a wood-smoked taste dogs go wild for. These treats are grain-free with no gluten ingredients and have real chicken as the first ingredient. Specially formulated to mimic the ancestral canine diet, Merrick’s Chicken Jerky Dog Treats are all-natural and packed with the meaty protein your dog craves.

Key Benefits
~Feature a hearty, wood-smoked taste that dogs go wild for
~These treats are grain-free with no gluten ingredients and have real chicken as the first ingredient
~Specially formulated to mimic the ancestral canine diet
~All-natural and packed with the meaty protein your dog craves
~No corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives

As I've said before, Chase is a poultry dog. He will scarf down the chicken and turkey treats we give him with no hesitation.

After seeing how much he liked the True Chewz Grillers in January and the Purina Beyond Cutlets White Meat Chicken Grain-Free Dog Treats in March, I was sure he'd like these. And I was right; However, These do need to be broken up him. They are a bit tougher for him to pull apart and chew, so we need to break them into tinier pieces for him.

As with most treat bags, these both have the ‘Ziploc’ style seals, and if not lined up properly, may not seal tightly. This is the MAIN issue I see disabled people having with these bags. However, The plus side to ordering from chewy.com is they deliver right to your door. For someone disabled, who maybe doesn't drive or relies on public transportation, this is completely helpful.

The Merrick Backcountry Wild Prairie Real Chicken Jerky Dog Treats are available at chewy.com in Beef, Turkey, Chicken, and Salmon flavors. Please click the link above to see pricing.

FINAL THOUGHTS
I made another great selection in May! Chase loves his goodies from Chewy.com! He gets so excited when the 'blue box' arrives each month!
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**I AM A BLOGGER FOR CHEWY.COM As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

Monday, June 12, 2017

Maltesers Chocolate Candies

Maltesers Chocolate Candies

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
MALTESERS®, a UK favorite for 80+ years, is now in the USA! MALTESERS® feature a crispy, airy center, wrapped in smooth, mouth-watering, chocolatey delight.
So... I just turned 38 this past week. (Happy Birthday to me!) And while out doing some birthday shopping at Dollar General, I saw these. I was reminded of the Giant Maltesers Cake Barry and James from My Virgin Kitchen made a few months back.

When I saw them in the Clearance aisle, I decided to buy a bag.

The premise of these are similar to Whoppers candies, as in they are both a malted milk ball covered in chocolate. As a child, I LOVED Whoppers candies. Now, they don't really have the sane taste to them.


^^The bag and one individual ball^^

Where these differ from the Whoppers candies is how soft the candies are on the teeth. I seem to recall Whoppers candies nearly breaking my teeth. If I also remember correctly, Whoppers candies have a dark chocolate coating. Maltesers, however, are more of a honeycomb style center, with a milk chocolate coating, which seems to be creamier than regular milk chocolate. I'm not sure if Mars used the British recipe for the chocolate coating, or if it's the honeycomb center mixing with the chocolate coating to seem creamier.

I don't see disabled folks having too many issues with these. A pair of scissors may be needed to open the packaging. These are very easy to chew.

This is available from most national retailers, starting at $1.49 a bag. However, I was able to find this bag at Dollar General for $0.45.

FINAL THOUGHTS
A sweet, creamy and crunchy treat all rolled into a tiny little ball! Very delicious!
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

#BehindTheBlogger -- Father of Mine

#BehindTheBlogger -- Father of Mine

Dear Daddy,

I miss you, even though I really have no clue who you are.

I didn't really get to know you. You were well into your 60s when I was born, and you died when I was only 6 going on 7.

This February marked 31 years since your death, and you know what I have to remember you by?

Pictures and bad memories. The pictures aren't that many, to be honest. You weren't a very photogenic man... what pictures I do have, I'd honestly be ashamed to show many people.

And the memories... These are memories a 6 year old shouldn't have.

Like, Trying to explain that you were sitting on the non-sitting furniture and accusing me of stealing the chair cushions (and no amount of ‘Daddy, you’re sitting on the end table!’ worked).

You running over my foot with the Toyota and falling to the Nelson's Corner shopping plaza's parking lot. How my little foot did not get broken with a Toyota Starlet (I think) running over it is beyond me.

You would drive drunk with me in the car to go pick Mommy up from K-Mart. I remember nearly getting t-boned because you were totally too drunk to drive.

The ONLY good memories I have is working in the garden, helping you weed and one of my favorite pictures... You and I, standing in the front yard in an old flower bed that Mommy eventually turned into a sandbox for me.

When you did pass away, it really didn’t affect me. I was mature for my age, and I kind of sensed it was coming. Looking back, you had undiagnosed Alzheimer’s with a slight case of dementia, and you were an alcoholic. I don't know how, but my little mind just had this 'sense' that when the EMTs wheeled you out that morning, you weren't coming home.

And the days that followed were a blur. Only thing that was memorable for me was seeing my sisters and my nieces and nephews, who I hardly ever saw. When I returned to school later that week, I couldn't understand why my teachers were fawning all over me... My dad was dead. Okay. I was fine with it. Life goes on.

It really didn't start bothering me until I was a teenager. I watched all my friends do father-daughter things with their dad, and *I* didn't get the chance. There was no 'asking Daddy for the credit card.' There was no Father-Daughter dances.

The CLOSEST I had to a 'father-daughter' event was the rainbow on Graduation Day. I KNEW it was you. There was a rainbow on my 7th birthday, my 1st birthday after you died. So, when I saw the rainbow hovering over 'Meteor Mountain' until I received my diploma and then it disappeared, I KNEW it was you.

And you know the saddest thing about this, Father of mine? The one day all little girls dream of... their Daddy walking them down the aisle... I'll never get to experience this. Oh, sure, I do have 'father figures' in my life now... There's Drake, who I call Dad, There's 'Grandpa Frank,' There's 'Papa Loveless... 'I'm sure I could ask any of them and they would JUMP at the chance.

But it wouldn't be the same; it wouldn't be you.

I'm not trying to be a 'Debbie Downer' here. I had a great life with Mommy. She filled both roles well. But she could only go so far in the 'father' role.

As I said in the beginning of the post, I do love you... and what I do remember of you, I do miss you. I just wish I had the chance to get to know you better.

Happy Father's Day in Heaven.

Love,
Your 'Little One'

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Please hop along and read all of the blog posts in this weeks hop. Just click the links below. If you want real and raw emotion, then you will find it here. After you read each post, please comment and share. We want to get to know you too!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Love With Food May 2017 Gluten Free Box

Love with Food
April 2017 box

What is Love With Food?
Love With Food helps you discover new organic or all-natural snacks delivered to your door every month. Our subscription membership starts as low as $10/month. Every month, Love With Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty snacks which varies based on seasonal themes.

For every box sold, we donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry. Join us to help end child hunger one meal at a time!

Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start discovering your Love With Food experience!
May’s theme is ‘Savor Every Moment.’
With 2017 almost halfway through, we may find ourselves thinking how quickly the year is going by. In the blink of an eye, the moments we create with our friends, family and loved ones can rapidly turn into memories. With so many celebrations going on this month, whether you’re celebrating the awesome mother in your life, the seasons changing or living deliciously gluten-free in honor of Food Allergy Awareness, we’ve made sure that our May box won’t let your taste buds down! Now, go out there and truly savor every moment!!

*It would be safe to assume these snacks are gluten-free only unless otherwise noted.




^^what I received^^

Going in order of the unboxing...

GLUTINO GLUTEN FREE PRETZEL TWISTS
FROM THE BAG: Come on baby, it’s a party! It’s a celebration! Even if it’s just a snack. She eats up life by the fist-full, living every day to the fullest. The smile on her lips strikes up the band in your heart and you can’t help but join the dance.
Let’s do the twist!

A few weeks ago, I did a review on Glutino snacks, but these weren’t one of the snacks. However, I really couldn’t taste a difference between these and normal pretzels, minus a ‘wheaty’  and sort of sweet taste to them. I actually liked these.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Kosher

PAMELA’S FIGGIES AND JAMMIES COOKIE in RASPBERRY & FIG
I LOVE regular Fig Newtons (even though they give me loose stools), so I was looking forward to this. It was okay; I could taste the figs in it, but I really didn’t like the raspberry flavor in it. I think I’ll stick to the regular Fig Newtons from now on.
TASTE: 6/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Kosher, Additive Free

MUNK PACK PROTEIN COOKIE in PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE CHIP
FROM THE WRAPPER: Your world is what you make it. Choose your adventure. Take chances. Fuel your life.
For all life’s adventures.

After getting a Snickerdoodle protein cookie in March’s box that was completely disgusting, I was skeptical of even trying this. But I sucked it up and tried a bite.
I was surprised how delicious this was. It tasted just like a normal cookie. It was soft and chewy, which I actually don’t normally like, but this wasn’t bad. It wasn’t overloaded with chocolate chips, and I could taste both the chocolate and the peanut butter.
Unlike the Snickerdoodle cookie, THIS I actually would eat again.
Get 15% off protein cookie 6-packs on Amazon with the code LWFMAY15. Code valid through 07.31.17
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Sugar Alcohol Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Kosher, High Fiber

BAKERY ON MAIN OATMEAL in MAPLE MULTIGRAIN MUFFIN
At the time of posting this review, I have not actually made this, simply because I keep forgetting to take it downstairs with me. Once I have, I will edit this.
TASTE: ?/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Dairy Free (unless added after preparing), Wheat Free, Casein Free, Trans Fat Free, Cholesterol Free

FRUIGEES ORGANIC FRUIT SNACK in KALEFORNIA GRAPE
FROM THE POUCH: Squeezing in the good stuff is what Fruigees is all about. Our organic fruit snack in a squeeze pack is made with a healthy combo of fruit and veggie juices. Always on the go, it’s tough to eat right, so we’re offering everyone a tasty treat that can’t be beat -- Dave & Josh
WHAT MAKES FRUIGEES SO AWESOME?
-Organic Ingredients
-Non GMO
-Totally Vegan
-Essential Nutrients
-Gluten Free
-BPA-Free
-No Sugar Added

In one word, UGH. I usually don’t even try these ‘fruit and veggie medleys’ after the Salad Power fiasco from last year. But I gave this the benefit of the doubt, because the ingredients read that it had more fruit juices than kale, and it even smelled of the grapes more than the kale.
But no… I got one sip in and I was DONE. The kale overpowered the fruit juices. However, there was more of a grape aftertaste. It just wasn’t enough to salvage the drink. I promptly threw the rest of the pouch out.
Get 20% off Fruigees 12-packs on Amazon with the code LOVEWF20. Code valid through 06.30.17
TASTE: 1/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan

PLENTILS LENTIL CHIPS in GARLIC & PARMESAN
FROM THE BAG: From ancient times to the present, the lentil has been proven to be one of the best sources of plant-based protein. This chip’s unique recipe results in a protein-packed, crunchy experience, bursting with flavor as you savor a great-tasting “better-for-you” chip.

Last May’s Love With Food was nothing but Enjoy Life foods. And in that box, we had the Sea Salt plentils.
While I didn’t care for the Sea Salt flavor, I really enjoyed these. They were soft on the teeth and very flavorful. There was just enough garlic flavor and it played nicely with the parmesan.
I think I’d actually buy these if I saw them in the store.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Non-GMO, Vegan

LANCE’S GLUTEN FREE PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES
FROM THE BAG: You can always count on Lance to provide great-tasting, high quality snacks for you and your family.
We are proud to offer Gluten Free Sandwich Cookie Bites, little bites of deliciousness for when you are looking for something sweet and satisfying. Each mini sandwich starts with real peanut  butter spread between delightfully baked gluten free cookies to create a wholesome and flavorful snack.
Free from gluten and egg, you and your family will love Lance Gluten Free Sandwich Cookies.

These tasted just like Ritz Peanut Butter Sandwich crackers. I’d be hard-pressed to tell a difference. Only thing I didn’t like with these were some of them were haphazardly put together. Cosmetic issue, I know. But that was my only issue with these.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE TYPES OF DIETS: Gluten Free

WOWBUTTER TOASTED SOYBUTTER in PEANUT BUTTER FLAVOR
The premise of WOWBUTTER if for those who are allergic to other nut butters, but still want the ‘taste’ of a nut butter. Both a CREAMY and CRUNCHY version are available in most stores. I believe I received two samples of the creamy variety.
I tried this on some toast one morning, and really could not taste a difference between this and commercial peanut butter. The spread does not seperate, like most soy-based nut butters do and it spreads easily onto toast.
Get 10% off ANY WOWBUTTER purchase on Amazon with the code LWFMAY20. Code valid through 07.31.17
TASTE: ?/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Preservative Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free

SCHAR ARTISAN BAKER MULTIGRAIN BREAD
FROM THE WEBSITE: Schär introduces another gluten-free wonder with the Artisan Baker! This new line with amazing taste and texture will replace the original Classic White and Multigrain breads. European recipe crafted with sourdough, millet, buckwheat, quinoa, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and honey, we believe it is the best tasting gluten-free bread!

I toasted this one morning and had my usual sandwich with it, that morning being tuna fish and lettuce. OMG, it was SO good. I loved the little seeds in the bread. If I knew what store sells this bread, I’d DEFINITELY be buying it.
TASTE: 10/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Lactose/Dairy Free, Preservative Free

RED BIRD LEMON CANDY PUFFS
FROM THE BAG: With just a few simple ingredients like pure cane sugar and all natural lemon oil, we make our Red Bird Lemon Mini Puff in our hometown of Lexington, NC. It’s more than a recipe, it’s a family tradition since 1890. Because our puffs are handcrafted, each one is unique, like a snowflake… only tastier!

So, when I opened the bag, I initially thought these were lemon hard candies.
However, when I popped one in my mouth, it had the texture of those After Dinner Mints or buttermints. The lemon taste isn’t overpowering, but it’s the ‘fake lemon” taste most lemon candies are known for. I actually did like these.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, No artificial colors, Allergen Free

BANZA CHICKPEA MAC & CHEESE in WHITE CHEDDAR
FROM THE BOX: Chickpea pasta makes better Mac & Cheese.
The easy, cheesy oh-so-delicious meal you grew up with just got better. Banza took pasta made from chickpeas and added loads of yummy, cheesy goodness.
With 2X the protein, 8X the fiber and fewer net carbs, you can make every night mac & cheese night.

This is my 2nd time reviewing a Banza product. I got a box of the penne pasta last year and LOVED it.
I made this for my 2nd cousin and she ate every bit of it. I was surprised an 8 year old would scarf it up like she did. She actually pouted when it was gone!
TASTE: ?/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, rBST free, High Fiber, High Protein, Low Glycemic Index

The biggest problem I see disabled folks having with these products are opening them. A LOT of the packages, I had to take scissors to, so if scissors aren't your strong point, you may have a problem opening these packages. Cooking also has to be a strong point to make the Banza Mac & Cheese.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Still loving the variety in this month's box. I like how I got lots of snacks and meal items, all that are good for me.
STARS: 
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Big Oh! Box Adult Subscription Box

The Big Oh! Box

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product(s) in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned below. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

Even though I am disabled, as a grown woman, I have needs. The Big Oh! Box makes it possible to take care of those needs safely and discreetly.
About The Big Oh! Box
Discover new paths to pleasure with The Big Oh! Box

An adult subscription box featuring a curated selection of full-sized toys & accessories designed to stimulate you & your partner’s appetite for exploration. We’ll send you everything you need to achieve greater heights of pleasure — discreetly packaged.

The Big Oh! Box started with the concept and goal of being sex positive and inclusive of all persons, regardless of body type or sexual orientation. We believe that pleasure shouldn’t be reserved for any specific person, sexual orientation or even for a specific time. Our vision is to help you find what pleases you most, whether it’s with a partner, or playing solo. Everyone deserves to play and you deserve something more than just a “date night” box. Our goal is to help everyone achieve their big oh!
I believe I was sent the March 2017 box.

Please click the 'Read More' below to read my reviews...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

#BehindTheBlogger -- Dear Mama

#BehindTheBlogger -- Dear Mama

Dear Mommy,

I miss you.

This is the 15th Mother's day I'm 'celebrating' without you.

And I miss you every day.

There are days all I wish for is that I could talk to you. You always made me feel SO much better about whatever I was going through. You always did everything you could to guide me to do the best I could. The mantra of "You can do anything you set your mind to." is how I've come so far in life.

It's why I'm still here today.

Deep down, I know you're still guiding me, especially now while I'm contemplating life changes. I really don't believe in 'higher powers' or 'higher beings,' but I know you are subconsciously telling me what to do... and I know I should listen, because you've never steered me wrong before.

I hope I'm making you and Daddy proud in Heaven... or wherever you are. I hope I'm living up to the expectations you and Daddy had for me. I hope when we meet again, you can look at me and beam with joy and pride, because I exceeded every hope you had for me.

I love and miss you so much. Happy Mother's Day in Heaven.

Love,
Your Baby Doll,
Becky


My Two Moms -- (R) Mommy & me, 1989 and (L) Mama Melissa & me, 2012

Dear Mama Melissa,

Thank you.

I know I don't say it, or even show it, as much as I should... But thank you for taking me as your daughter.

You didn't HAVE to. I was 22 when Mommy died... a legal adult by all accounts.

But when Mommy asked you to watch out for me because she knew she was dying, you stepped up without hesitation or asking questions. You said yes right away.

And when your mom asked you to move back to New York, you could have left me to fend for myself in Montrose... and after what I had almost pulled on you in September 2001, I honestly wouldn't have blamed you one bit if you did.

But you didn't. You told your parents that I was moving up as well; I was your responsibility now. I don't think they really liked it, but you didn't care. They could either like it or lump it. As far as you were concerned, I was your daughter.

We've fought a lot over the past 15 years, but I am extremely thankful that I've had you in my life.

I know I really don't say it, and DEFINITELY don't show it, as much as I should... But I do love you, and I would be so lost without you.

Love,
Becky

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Thank you for reading a story from #BehindTheBlogger Hop. Every 2 weeks a group of bloggers is given a writing prompt. These prompts are very open ended, so our bloggers can write about whatever they desire. The main rule is that their blog post directly relates to the topic of that week. The point of this hop is for our readers to get to know us on a personal level.  Please hop along and read all of the blog posts in this weeks hop. Just click the links below. If you want real and raw emotion, then you will find it here. After you read each post, please comment and share. We want to get to know you too!