I Was Wearing Sparkle Shorts! What Could Go Wrong?

Sparkle shorts!  Seriously, what could go wrong with this day?  These were a birthday present and I was feeling especially sparkly!  Today would sparkle just like the stars on my shorts, right?  Not so much!
But seriously? Who would have known?  My shorts sparkled after all and I was a STAR!  Today should have been amazing right?
My nails looked fabulous (another birthday present).  And mind you I said my NAILS not my hands.  I have ugly man hands. I’ve had man hands all my life (shush up…that’s hurtful).
So I was feeling incredibly good, and sparkly, and the day would be tremendous!  Yea…not so much!  The babies were acting up beyond belief.  They messed up my new couch (I can’t even share pictures because I’ll cry…AGAIN).  
Got an email that didn’t make me giggle at all (although I did get one or 6 that did make me giggle).  A little reality check here and there (running your own business isn’t always pretty…kind of like my hands…SHUSH)!   
And B let me down.  Probably the most non-sparkly part of my day!  He went fishing…that’s fine!  He would be gone for a couple of hours…that’s great!  He deserves it!  He works hard.  BUT he had my car…again.  The (non) joys of sharing a vehicle.  He’d be gone for a couple of hours (I knew in my head that meant 3-4). But it was 5.  FIVE HOURS.  That meant I missed my tanning appointment (you know…the only 12 minutes I get to myself every once in a while).  And it meant that I had to go to Walmart at 9pm which is never pretty! (For the record, he apologized the minute he walked in the door and thanked me for letting him go…he’s not a total ogre!).
I did go to Walmart in my sparkle shorts and I’m sure I was the envy of every Walmart patron.  But that’s not the point.  The point is…today was NOT as sparkly as I had intended it to be.  It was not as sparkly as I felt.  And it sure as heck did not match my sparkle shorts!
So tomorrow, I shall wear plain shorts.  I shall hide my fabulously manicured man hands in shame!  Heck, I might not even brush my hair!  Tomorrow will sparkle no matter what I’m wearing.  It will…SHUSH UP!  Wish me luck and sparkle on!  

Happy Mother’s Day! Wahl Massager Review & Giveaway Information

I’ve got tales of woe and a big announcement for you today!  You know the Wahl name and you know it’s a brand you can trust.  But did you know that they had a fabulously incredible Deluxe Heat Therapy Massager? Well, they do and let me tell you right here and now…it’s THE BOMB!
We were lucky enough to try this beauty out and that kink in my back for the past 2 weeks is very thankful! You see, being a Mom isn’t an easy job. You work hard “just being a mom”.  You other moms already know this!  Tote the babies, tote the groceries, tote the laundry, tote the toys from one room to the other…it’s always something.  We do laundry, we cook, we clean, and we put in incredibly long hours.  All of this adds up to stress and massive tension both in our minds and on our bodies.   It’s not an easy job, but someone has to do it! Might as well be me and you, right?  RIGHT!

With all of that toting, buggy pushing, dishwasher emptying, stove cleaning, cooking, vacuuming, dusting, and so many other chores, comes pain.  Oh the aches and pains, even headaches. But what’s a mom to do?

In the past, for me at least, it was “take another Goody Powder, move on, and get the job done Christy”.  But today I found an alternative that brings hope for a little (non medicated) relief!

The Wahl Heated Therapeutic Massager offers 2 heat settings, variable power, a soft zipper storage case, and 9 (that’s right…9) attachments to customize your massage experience.  The attachments include: a 3-point to cover large areas, a heated one to sooth stiff muscles, a facial massager, a muscle kneader, a scalp massager, a knuckle and joint attachment, a deep muscle massager to dig deep into those tight knots, a pin-point massager for those targeted areas, and a general all-over body massager.  They seriously left NOTHING out of this and that deep muscle massager actually got rid of a very tight muscle I’ve been dealing with for the past 2 weeks.  

And it all tucks away neatly in this little bag for storage!
It’s so easy to use that (with supervision of course) my Bug was able to give me a massage and she was so incredibly proud of herself.  Her smile makes me happy so this made me happy in more than one way!
But here’s the REALLY cool part!  You too can be pain free this Mother’s Day!  That’s right!  Wahl is giving 50 therapeutic massagers away to 50 really hard working Moms (just like YOU)From April 26-May 13, they’re conducting a contest. Entry is simple!  Just share a story that conveys your appreciation for a “mom” in your life and why she deserves some relief. Entries will be judged on their uniqueness and sincerity. Make sure to submit your entry by May 3rd on their Facebook Page so that the special “mom” you are nominating will be considered for the prize.  
Good luck!  I hope you win.  You definitely deserve some pampering for all of your hard work.  And Happy Mother’s Day!  I hope it’s filled with family, love, and happiness (and if you’re really lucky, one of these fabulous massagers)!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Wahl Massager as a member of Mama Buzz Media. All opinions, photos, and ideas are entirely my own. No monetary compensation was received.