Table Talk: Memoirs of a Bikini Waxer

Table Talk Brutally Honest & Ridiculously Funny…Table Talk: Memoirs of a Bikini Waxer is a hilarious collection of stories, opinions, rantings and ravings that will leave you laughing your hairless ass OFF!

“As a woman who knows women, I have found that no issue is too big or too small to discuss. We are passionate conversationalist regardless of the subject matter. Whatever the issue may be from finding a new wrinkle or a gray hair to buying a new outfit, dating a jerk, getting a divorce or not knowing what color to paint the damn powder room, it’s all important to us – at least for the time it’s on the table.” ~ Caren A. Stein

Caren A. Stein, a graduate of the Bucks County School of Beauty Culture has been a licensed/certified hair removal specialist since 1993. She has waxed and zapped countless humans and to date has never been beaten up in a parking lot by a client. She lives and works in Newton, Pennsylvania.

If I could make every woman read this, I would. This book is so funny, and so down to earth that I have already started recommending it to family and friends, even when I was only through Chapter 3. Once I received this book, I could not put it down. I never thought of wanting to read about someone who gets rid of hair, and never have I been on the table to have hair removed, but I would read this book again in a heartbeat. Caren is so honest. She is one of those women that would just tell you what she thinks without second-guessing her decision.
However, with it being funny, it really does not discuss a lot about what goes on while being waxed. She talks about everyday life, and gives her personal advice on life. She opens up topics that ladies talk about at a beauty salon, or waxing table. I am sure we could all use some pointers about life, right? If you want a good read, I would suggest this book! Men, if you are looking for a book your woman would enjoy, get this one! ☆☆☆☆

Author Links:
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Buy Links:
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Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Liebster Award

wpid-liebsteraward I know, don’t faint or anything, but I was nominated for the Liebster Award! The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. To imagine little sweet little ol’ me, is any of those things is encouraging, and I want to thank Jodie Lea for that! Thank You Jodie, for not only thinking about me, but passing the award on to my blog. Be sure to click her name, and check out her blog!

Upon receiving the nomination, you are required to do the following:

a. Tell 11 things about yourself

b. Answer 11 questions asked by the nominating blogger

c. Nominate 11 new bloggers

d. Ask 11 questions to the bloggers you nominated

e. Inform the bloggers you choose

11 Things About Me, That You May or May Not Know

1. I was a band geek. I played clarinet for 6 years, and even concert band.
2. I began my “job” as a Stay-At-Home-Mom before I was even a Mom.
3. I am well on my way to my Third Trimester in my pregnancy.
4. My ironing skills consist of throwing the clothes back in the dryer on “wrinkle free”
5. I do not own an Iphone, maybe one day.
6. My favorite TV shows right now are: Ax Men, Swamp People, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice
7. Trying to take at least 1 friend/family out for lunch a week.
8. My appendix and Gallbladder are both removed within 2 years of each other, on New Year’s Eve.
9. Learned how to do “The Wobble” 6 months pregnant, and still do it!
10. Dishes are my most hated chore. (Doesn’t help that we don’t have a dishwasher)
11. I love reading

11 Questions from Jodie aka Not Pretending (to be sane)

  1. As a kid (or older) when you pretended to be someone else, who were you and why did you want to be them?
    I don’t ever remember pretending to be like anyone. I was an only child, so I had my imagination with stuffed animals.
  2. Have you had your “15-minutes of fame” yet? How did it happen? (If it hasn’t happened, how would you like it to happen?)
    I try to stay out of the “Spot Light”
  3. If you could change one thing about your personality – what would it be and why?
    To not let others use me. I think it is one of my biggest things that I am trying to “change”
  4. What was the last novel you read? Would you recommend it?
    The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
  5. Who was/is your favorite teacher, and why?
    My favorite teacher was Coach Kribbs, he was my History teacher. I think the reason why he was my favorite is because he helped me with my Graduation Exam, he took the time to sit down with me and make sure I passed the history part of it, and I will always be grateful for that.
  6. Besides writing, tell us about one of your other talents.
    I like to craft. I just started back sewing. I also like re-doing furniture. You can see those under “projects” in my categories.
  7. Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?
    I wasn’t even thought of it, and my Mom wasn’t either.
  8. You wrote a novel about your life growing up, and now Hollywood is making a movie based on that novel. Which actor/actress would you want to play you, and why?
    I have no clue, but they would have to be pretty spacey and random to play a part of me 😉
  9. What was your favorite TV show when you were in grade school?  What about now?
    Friends! Oh, I miss that show, I even catch reruns sometimes, and I will eventually own all the seasons.
    Swamp People has to be one of my Favorites now.
  10. What are your top 3 pet peeves?
    Top Pet Peeves
  11. Do you like your first name? If not, what would you change it to?
    I would never change it, I love my name.

My 11 Nominees Are:

  1. Birminghambell
  2. iamzion
  3. Negative Reality
  4. The Prairie Plate
  5. Vicky…the Northern Chicky
  6. Cozycakes Cottage
  7. But That’s For Another Blog
  8. Definingmydash
  9. Life as Modern Wife
  10. Searching for middle ground
  11. Xanax or Running shoes?

My 11 Questions for my Nominees

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Favorite quote?
  3. What is one of your quirky habits?
  4. What would be your realistic dream home?
  5. What are the three most important things in your life? List them off without thinking!
  6. Who inspires you?
  7. Have you ever Googled yourself?
  8. Your favorite post on your own blog?
  9. Your favorite post on another blog?
  10. Kindle or real book?
  11. What are you looking forward to the most in 2013?

Thrill Rides over the Weekend

This weekend has been amazing. We went to Six Flags over Georgia this past Saturday. There was 9 of us who went. Hubby rounded up tickets so he could bring his family, and I brought my childhood friend Justin. So there was Aunt Virginia, Uncle Roy, Lisa, Ariel, Brayden, Justin,  Jade, Savoy, and I. As most of you probably remember Brayden was in the hospital in Atlanta for a month, so we wanted them to go out and enjoy some time, to play. It was Brayden and Ariel’s first time going, and it was Lisa’s birthday. Happy Birthday Lisa!

Left to right – Jade, Savoy, Me, Ariel, Lisa, Brayden, Uncle Roy, Aunt Virgina

We rode Dare Devil Dive, it has a 10 story vertical lift, then a vertical drop. Justin, Savoy, I rode this first (the first time ever riding it), we couldn’t talk anyone else into riding it. I have to say it is one of the smoothest rides and so much fun! I will definitely be riding it again. After we left from there we headed off for the kids to play.

Going up the lift hill

First stop Monster Mansion, which is a water boat ride through an old house. Needless to say Jade didn’t like it the minute we started in the house. The other kids enjoyed it, well till Brayden got through the Marsh, the dark gloomy part of the ride. You pass through fog, and red-eyed creatures. By the end of the ride Jade was crying, poor child. (Even now on Monday, she says “I don’t like the toys, they scare me!”)

One of the Animations on the ride

The Wile E. Coyote Canyon Blaster, is a small roller coaster in the kiddie land. It goes up a small lift hill, and goes in a figure 8 motion then comes back, not very long, or very big, but still a lot of fun to ride. The kids seemed to liked it, but of course Jade buried her head in her Daddy’s side.. maybe eventually she will enjoy it.

Wikipedia Picture

For a little break Brayden and Jade rode Toro, Toro it is a small bull ride that lifts up about 3 ft off the ground.

Jade and Brayden

We stepped outside for a glimpse of Santa Maria, airborne pirate ship, the ship swings go around in a circle, Savoy and Jade was relaxed on this ride. His legs propped up, and Jade snuggled in by his side. Ariel and Brayden rode together with all smile across their face.

Ariel in Pink, Brayden beside her. Hubby in the brown in the back

Before we headed out to grab a picnic at the car, we stopped by the carrot patch so the kids could run through and knock the carrots into one another.

Jade, Ariel and Brayden are in the back

After we adventured back into the park; Savoy came down with a cluster headache, so we waited to see what the game plan was. He told me and Justin we could go on and ride other things and he would look after Jade. Justin and I headed off to Goliath has the kids got in line for the Log Jamboree, a little log water ride.

Jade says, “I rode in Lisa’s lap”

Justin and I stood in line for an hour to ride Goliath, the big mean machine, it is a huge steel roller coaster that goes up 200 feet, top speed of 70mph. I am extremely scared of heights, but I sucked it up and got on it, because I know it is smooth, and really enjoyable once I rode it.

Wikipedia Picture

We then meet up with the group and headed off to the Go-carts where hubby drove Brayden around the track. Brayden had so much fun, and seeing him laughing and smiling was a nice thing to see. After Brayden got off the Go-Carts we rode the Sky buckets back close to the entrance where we told Lisa, Brayden, Ariel, Uncle Roy and Aunt Virgina bye and we glad they enjoyed it.

Brayden and Savoy

Savoy and Jade went to ride more rides, the Antique cars, the boat, and the Up, Up, Away ride. By the time they got done, they headed to the car to wait on Justin and me, where we went to see the new light show iLuminate at the Crystal Pistol.

I hope we get to go back again. Six Flags is a place where even I can go back and feel like a kid again. Justin and I have been going to Six Flags for as long as I can remember. We would go every Summer, and every Fright Fest that is held in October. I think we have been going to Six Flags since 2001, and now I can bring my husband to join in on the memories and the fun. Fun memories, great times, and a blast of fun!

(Click on the ride names for videos from YouTube. (Not of us but you will get a glimpse of what it was like)

Sunday was my Granny’s Surprise 80th birthday party! My Pawpaw is out of the nursing home for good, and is at home. Granny said that was the best birthday present she received was having her husband back home. We missed going to the party when I woke up Sunday morning with my whole face swollen due to an allergic reaction to hypoallergenic sunblock. However, we did go by last night to see her, and to tell her we would love to them out to eat for their birthday’s. Pawpaw’s was on June 2nd and Granny’s was on the 8th. Happy Birthday Pawpaw and Granny! I wish you many more!!

Someone’s Home

This piece was written in response to a Free Write Friday prompt in which American author and poet Kellie Elmore asked us to write about a moment spent at someone else’s house and then to end with a line hat is seemingly unrelated to the rest.

The rooms are empty
The warmth of the air
Humid captures your breath as you stand there
Your eyes darting around
Dust covered all the shelves, even the walls
Walking farther into the house
Beds are made
Curtains are drawn
Sunlight peers in
but no laughter at all
Children toys thrown about
But no one was home, not even the mouse
Pictures of happiness hanging alone
Lights are out
A cow moos at dawn

Mother’s Day

Five Question Friday

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1. Do you apologize to your kids if you’re wrong?
Actually I do. I think it shows that we can be wrong, but it is good to apologize if you are wrong.
One time Jade wouldn’t go to bed, she wouldn’t tell me why and after an hour of her coming back into the living room I told her to go straight to bed and don’t come back. I heard her crying, throwing a fit, I went after her and her door was blocked. I felt horrible for making her cry, but I told her I was sorry and gave her kisses.

2. Do you have a class ring, Letterman’s Jacket, or similar obscenely priced high school “must have”?
Why Yes, Yes I do. My mom has my class ring in her closet in a keepsake box. My Letterman’s jacket is hanging up in my closet, which I never wear and plus it has my ex-step dads last name on it, so I will probably just throw it out.

3. If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would you choose?
25! This has been amazing year. You are old enough to know better, and old enough what goes on around you. You are free of your own will and you can do things that others can not. At this age you are not to young, but young enough, you are old enough to vote, drink and hang out with your friends. You are not tired all the time, and you have the time to get yourself together.

4. What is your favorite (unused) baby name?
Boy – Jayden I have always loved the name, and most of all it starts with “J”
Boy – Conrad
Boy – Jasen
Girl – Hayley
Girl – Jasabel

5. If you could make your child like something what would it be?
The vacuum cleaner >.< She screams and cries every time I get it out.

Five Question Friday

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1. Do you close the bathroom door when you are home alone?
No, sad eh? It’s useless trying to close the bathroom door when you’re not alone. So, when I am alone… the bathroom door is the last thing on my mind.
2. You have to walk around with a word on your forehead. That word describes you. One word. What is it?
… Ummm, Idk! Unique? maybe? Cute? ROFL
3. What store do you refuse to shop at and why?
I have to say there is one grocery store that I don’t like shopping at. It is run down, and basically kind of part of the “old” part of town. If you pull up you get the sense to lock your car, and once you go in you feel like you are getting stared at (the 3rd degree stare, of why are you shopping here look).
~takes a deep breath~
4. If you participated in arranged marriages for your child(ren), who would you choose for your child(ren)?
What!? arrange a marriage?? I think I would let her decide on who she marries or not.. I don’t really think it is about arrangement anymore, and I think we are well pasted that.
5. If you could pick how and when you would die, would you?
no. Have you watched Final Destination? ….
I will have to say that I hope I wouldn’t die because a roller coaster fell apart, or something really “weird” happening. oh, and I am sorry.. I disagree with the Sugarland fair concert where the stage fell… “it was not a freakish act of God” really? pffft!

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Sending Love

 30 days of Truth is about bringing out the best in yourself. Also, to let people see the “real” you through what you write. For thirty days I will write about myself, I will dig deep and I hope you can start this journey with me. 30 days of Truth; Are you ready!?

Day 30 – A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself

Wow, didn’t we do a post that says “What I love about myself?”

So, I will end on this note.

This has been an amazing 30 days. From growing blogging friends, to letting go of things that no longer matter to me. I got through this challenge and I will keep conquering more as I head on through the days.

I hope all my readers have came to realize who I am, and learned more about the person behind the blog. I have loved every minute of getting to know the ones who have stepped in to do the challenge with me, and for that I thank every one of you! :)I also thank everyone who has subscribed, and have left comments. I cherish each comment that comes through 🙂 (Well except the ones that want me to look at porn sites, or think that my addicting post is about games, and they think it is a way cool post, haha)

Previous Days
Day 01 – Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 – Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 – Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 – Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 – Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 – Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 – Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 – Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 – Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 – Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 – Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 – Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 – A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 – A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 – Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 – Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 – A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 – Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 – What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 – Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 – (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 – Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 – Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 – Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 – The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 – Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 – What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 – What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 – Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.

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Six Word Saturday

Sunday, is just one day away!

I am on track with my weight-loss, I am finding my motivation! My clothes are clean, dishes are done, kitchen is swept and mopped, now it is time to wait till tomorrow. Relaxation, it is good to see you!

Tomorrow, Jade and I are heading out with Lisa, visiting her church and then laying out in the out sun, soaking up some Vitamin D and listening to the kids play in the background. She knows just when I need a little girl time 🙂 😉

I hope your weekend is going good!! Happy Saturday to everyone!

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Tagging At It’s Best

Thanks Vix (littlemisseverything) for tagging me. This is such a challenge and I think know I can do it. Thanks for sending the tough one to me. 🙂

1. Most beautiful post …
Life, in my little girl’s eyes
I loved writing this post. It really reminded me how beautiful life should be.

2. Most popular post …
Best Friends

73 views since it was published, and still getting searched today.

3. Most controversial post …
Gay Marriage

Well, it seems a lot of people have different views and talk about it around the world. Which I wasn’t surprised with the reactions.

4. Most helpful post …
Forgiveness

I think we all need to learn how to forgive ourselves, or others.

5. A post whose success surprised me …
Delete You

I wrote this post due to the Challenge I am participating in. I really didn’t think it would have got the attention it did. I was just writing how I was feeling at the time.

6. A post that didn’t get the attention I felt it deserved …
There’s a BUG a crawling…

It was pretty funny, but gosh it was scary!

7. Post I’m most proud of …
I Can Forgive Him

It took a lot of me to write this post. It totally helped me and I didn’t realize how much writing about something that you quit thinking about it. I was really proud of myself, to say the least.


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