What Do the Shoes Have To Do With Cinderella?

We all want the dream, but reality says it doesn’t always happen. Based on this fairy tale, Cinderella is a great example for young girls to follow. In view of hard times, even with those bitchy step sisters, she is still able to be positive. She is hard working and even when others mistreat her, she holds her head high and doesn’t attack them back, she is a true lady. She is her own person and has her strengths and her weaknesses. heck, she even has the right mind to be on time for a curfew, even if she is dancing the night away with the handsome prince. Somewhere hidden in the childhood of every person are fairy tales, and every woman wants the fairy tale ending…
It’s been what seems like an eternity since Cinderella put on that glass slipper and went out in search of her prince. Realistically, modern women started to wonder if the glass slipper was half-empty or half-full. Excuse me BUT…have you seen the shoes girls wear today? They are nothing at all like I ever wore. Back in the day brand names meant nothing. Now if you aren’t wearing Michael Kors, Gucci, Prada, Jimmy Choo (btw, my favorite) or Christian Louboutin some women look down upon you. Excuse me folks, but last time I watched Cinderella she had on old dirty flats. It’s not necessarily the shoe that creates the magic, it’s the confidence of the woman wearing them. Name brand or no brand, your attitude comes across through your every action.
It wasn’t until her fairy godmother came around using her ‘bibbity bobbity boo’ that her feet got so glamorous…without that stoke of magic, she would have never worn those glass slippers. These stilettos that I speak about are strutting shoes; made to last, made to dance the night away and give you 5 extra inches of confidence so you can look anyone in the eye and assert authority. They often come in colors that scream “Look at me!” and, with a toned leg/short-skirt combo, they make a room-stopping entrance.Often, they are simple classic black stilettos, so you can both show ‘em what you’re made of and then turn him on all in one night..and guess what? They don’t have to be expensive.They are a woman’s best ally: a weapon both inside and out of the bedroom. Like finding a good man, you should choose your shoe wisely.
 In comparison then, (my personal comparison) Men are like running shoes…Comforting, supportive, ready to go that extra mile. They intensify and give you energy, they adhere to you and keep you safe, and will always hold us up when we feel when we’re about to fall. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”  Is that not what a relationship is? How does your shoe fit?
 What is going to happen when this modern-day woman takes off her sexy strutting shoes at the end of the night and all she has are sore feet with no one to rub them? We don’t have a stroke of midnight curfew. Instead, there are times when we come home from another long day stand feeling worthlessly “empowered” (with BOTH shoes on) and no hope of Prince Charming returning a shoe to us. We all see the fairy tales rise and fall around us. Today, people are more shocked by the mythical “happy loving couple” than the ones with the drama and infidelity. Every day, relationships are becoming obsolete…but that does not mean that you should give up. As a hopeless romantic, I truly believe that still with all the BS you hear, there is a prince for everyone.
 Before you consider buying one more pair of expensive killer stiletto designer shoes, an outfit guaranteed “to turn his head” and a bottle of wine for that “get over him” party with your girlfriends, get out there and get your feet wet! My prince charming obviously took a wrong turn and got lost somewhere in that dark forest. Don’t let waiting for that one man stop you. Live your life. My grandmother used to say that love finds you when you least expect it to. Soooo, how do you get started? Well, geez, even Cinderella had a plan, and you should too!
 The Plan: If you did everything right up to this point you should both be planning a night out. Truth is if women and men did everything right I wouldn’t be writing this, but let’s just assume, shall we? Here is where it sometimes goes wrong… Guys- you ask a woman, “So what do you like to do?” Most of the time her response starts with, “I don’t know” and is followed by a list of cliché first date ideas. At this point most men will dim their creative side and go into standard mode. It’s true! Girlfriend…you just sent the message that you are a common woman who desires common dates. That’s exactly what you will get. Why not share your interests, he might enjoy them. Tell him your favorite places and things to do. It helps!
And fellas…contrary to popular belief, don’t expect women to put out because you took us out. Cinderella and her Prince Charming did not engage in premarital sex. Interesting concept! But why do modern-day Cinderella’s feel like sex is the only way to catch a man’s attention? DO NOT use sex to try to control him.One thing I have learned over the years is, that you can’t use sex to keep a man!  If he’s into you, he’s into you. Some men keep certain woman around only for the sex but that’s where it begins and ends. Cinderella was a lady…and you should be too! Sure we all hold that fairy tale within, and who doesn’t want that ‘glass slipper’ but at any age, we all still must live, laugh and love the little girl in us regardless of the make of the shoe…in reality YOU make your own magic!
 

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Tattoos and Cosmetic Surgery…

As beautiful and artsy as they are, tattoos are permanent. People get tattoos for a variety of reason…none that I can really figure out because I dislike them (for me, but please don’t take it personal)…and besides that I cringe when I see needles. The only time I ever welcomed a needle or two needles was during my painful hours of childbirth with my two children and believe me when I tell you that the big needle on the end of that epidural was well worth the prick and few minutes of pain!

Let’s look at a few examples shall we of who and why people might get a tattoo? So, you’re 17 and rebellious and your parents tell you that you are forbidden to get a tattoo…what do you do? You get one anyways and hide it hoping that they never see it or at least not until you are out of the house or away at school…but then later in life you may not like it so much because it was something that you thought you could get away with and did, now the thrill is gone. The other case scenario is that your husband hates tramp stamps (as they are called) he forbids you to get one and then you split up/divorce and you can’t run to the tattoo parlor fast enough to get one just to piss him off…is this sounding familiar to anyone ladies?

What happens after you get older or just don’t like that tattoo any longer, and this can go for men too, it’s not just about the women getting the stamp. What happens then,…what happens when you begin to age and wrinkle and that tattoo starts sagging? Then what? How do you remove it if you later in life you come to hate it? Well, I have found some cosmetic surgeries that might interest you. Since I have no tattoos I couldn’t tell you if these measurement to remove them work, and I am not an expertise tattoo artist.

There are actually two types of cosmetic tattoo surgeries: the removal of a tattoo and the application of a tattoo. Both procedures are considered cosmetic in nature and surgical as far as procedural aspects are concerned. Generally speaking, many youthful recipients of tattoos may not enjoy the process – let’s face it, it hurts – yet do like the result. Sporting a new tattoo is like a ticket stub signifying that you have paid the entrance fee into the “cool cult.” You are no longer considered a “square” but are now hip, cool, and with it. This feeling usually lasts until the first real job interview when your highly visible facial or arm tattoo costs you a high paying job, simply because the hiring manager does not feel that your appearance is congruent with the image the company seeks to project. Additionally, when youths grow older and they get ready to settle down, marry, and raise children, a tattoo suddenly makes some feel very uncomfortable in their new roles. Pool parties suddenly become embarrassing occasions, and volunteering in the child’s classroom may be done under the disapproving eye of a teacher. For some adults, tattoos may also remind them of times and episodes in their lives best forgotten because of the pain they may hold. For those who now regret the dermal artwork received in times of exuberant youth, there is hope!

With the help of a laser, tattoos may be successfully removed or significantly faded. This treatment is not speedy, however. Due to swelling of the skin, treatments must be spaced six to eight weeks apart, and quite often a number of treatments are required before success is achieved. Four to eight sessions under the laser are not unusual, depending on the color and type of ink that was used in the creation of the tattoo. Interestingly, extremely dark tattoos, those made with black or blue ink, fade the quickest. Red is another color that will fade very quickly. The colors green and yellow, however, take a long time to eradicate and may require additional treatments to truly get rid of. Of course, it is important to note that there is no guarantee of complete fading, and sometimes very close scrutiny of the previously tattooed area will reveal a very faint imprint of portions of the removed tattoo.

The other kind of cosmetic tattoo surgery that is available today is actually the application of permanent ink in a controlled manner that will allow women to have the look of a beautifully made up face when they first wake up in the morning, and without any expenditure of effort! Permanent makeup is now a common procedure that produces stunning looking results with just a few sessions at the doctor’s office. The application of this technology is truly plentiful: lips may be lined for higher definition or even full lip coloring may be applied; eyeliner on the top and bottom of the eye lids can be applied as well as eyelash enhancements; the eyebrows may be colored to have that perfectly defined look; some women even enjoy the application of permanent beauty marks!

Of course, just like with a regular tattoo, the drawback to this application is the fact that it is permanent. Be certain that you not only like the shades of colors you have chosen, but that they also enhance your appearance! A trained cosmetologist will be able to provide valuable guidance when it comes to color and shade selection. Additionally, remembering that this make up is permanent, consider the applications you are choosing. Pouting lips may look cute on a twenty year old girl, but on a forty year old woman they might look at little out of place. Similarly, a dashing green shade of eyeliner may be stunning for an evening on the town, but it may seem inappropriate for the day job as a bank teller. The other danger of this kind of cosmetic tattoo surgery is the fact that if you visit an inexperienced practitioner simply because the rates are so much less expensive, your permanent makeup may look somewhat less than natural. Additionally, inexperience can lead to mistakes which can have far-reaching consequences, especially when they occur around the eye area. Thus, you truly receive what you pay for!

 

Love and Marriage…Finding Your Partner For Life

As Beyonce once sang…”Put a Ring On It. “Up in the club,we just broke up, I’m doing my own lil’ thing…you decided to dip…and now you wanna trip …Cause another brother noticed me. I’m up on him,…he up on me,….Don’t pay him any attention,…’cause I’ve cried my tears,for three good years,you can’t be mad at me….cause if you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it… you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it…..Don’t be mad once you see that he want it….if you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it.” We all understand the true meaning…don’t we? The meaning of this is that we all want to find that one true person that will act as our partner for life. Some feel that you should not waste time and when you find him/her to do something about it. In my honest opinion…love cannot be rushed.

 There are times that we think we have found him and then the bottom falls out. So many of have experienced this, and have been hurt. We wonder can we really find that one true love? You bet we can, but you have to stop beating yourself up over past mistakes, and move forward. My grandmother used to always say that things happen in life for a reason, and that God puts certain people in our lives for a reason. Sometimes we just need space and time to figure that out. We also need time to learn and grow to really know what is important in relationships and what will make it work and function properly. The important thing to remember is that love cannot be forced upon you at any time. This mean not threats to leave, don’t try to take him/her, and for goodness sakes, learn to trust them or you will truly have nothing. Like a foundation built on sand, it will slowly fall apart. 
 
 Ever hear of the saying…”Demand a Little, Give a Lot?” It is a very important step in a relationship of marriage. We give and take, however, it works both ways. In a healthy marriage we all must find our sense of balance. We all must accentuate one an others characteristics in order to grow as a couple. Love is the easy part, holding a marriage together after weeks, months and even years is a bit more tedious. Marital relationships blossom when a husband and wife not only tolerate but also celebrate the differences between each other. People need different things in life. Beyond the basics, some people need extra portions of respect, others love, while some people cherish autonomy and independence, etc. Tolerance provides the opportunity for each individual within the relationship to get, without conflict, from their partner what he or she wants and needs.
 

Try cooperating with your partner in his or her efforts to accomplish their unique physical, emotional, mental and spiritual goals creates a relationship imbued with peace and harmony. Individual goals certainly must be moral and ethical and not injure anyone. If they meet this simple criteria, it becomes the partners privilege to support these goals in every reasonable way even to the point of self-sacrifice. Marriage is a two-way street, but traffic does have to learn how to pass and when to take it’s turn. This means, it is NOT all about you…it’s about the love that you share and being together in love and in times of making decisions.

A selfless attitude brings with it not only peace and harmony but also creates feelings of being loved and cared for in your partner. When you both take a position of tolerance with each other, you will both feel as if you are receiving daily gifts of love. This will then generate affection and friendship.Tolerance is the magic ingredient for getting along with your partner. My grandmother once said, you can love easily, to tolerate is a bit more difficult. We all have habits, whether they be good or bad, we have them. You can help your partner behave with tolerance when you have low expectations. If you don’t expect a lot, it is easier for him or her to give you what you need. Remember, it isn’t always about me, me, me.

Lower your expectations of what you want from your spouse as much as possible. Try to figure out what is the minimum you can live with and still be happy. Be honest with yourself. Don’t pretend to be righteous. A relationship has certain basic requirements that cannot be compromised.  So how does it happen, true love? Nobody knows… but what I can tell you is that it happens in the blink of an eye. One moment you’re enjoying your life, and the next you’re wondering how you ever lived without them.

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Be Ms. Diva In Classy Lingerie

  • INSIST ON THE BEST. Get the best of everything that you can afford. (For me, I do that by bargain hunting!) Buy less but better quality items. Put aside the buyer’s remorse and remember that you’re a diva so you worth it! At Simply Delicious Lingerie we offer great quality and mid range prices that all women can afford. We want everyone to look and feel sexy. We stay behine you and boost your confidence, why? Because at SDL we consider all of our viewers and customers family! www.SimplyDeliciousLingerie.com
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    DO THINGS the RIGHT WAY! You are the Diva of lingerie so if you aren’t sure how to pull it off what do you do? There are two ways to do something. There is a wrong way and a right way. Insist on the right way! You can still be polite about it, but make sure people who provide services carry them out properly. Remember though don’t let Divahood go to your diva head..treat others with respect if you want respect in return!

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  • ALLOW YOUR MATE TO CATER TO YOU. There are times when a little pampering is all you really need. And if he’s willing to spoil you, then by all means, go for it! Men love doing this and we long for the attention.

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    INDULGE IN A DECADENT TREAT. A diva will treat herself to that amazing dessert (then work it off later). If you don’t feel like baking a dessert….what is my golden rule? Always have a can of Reddi Whip in the fridge. Make a body sundae that he/she will remember!

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    DRESS TO IMPRESS. Looking good makes you feel good. Wear what you like and stop saving your fancy stuff for special occasions. Isn’t everyday a special occasion? If your answer is no, you need to change your thoughts and say YES!

Do you want to turn heads in the bedroom but you fear you don’t have the cash and accessories to do it. With the right shopping strategies, however, you can have a beautiful lingerie wardrobe without breaking the bank. At Simply Delicious Lingerie we bring you the lingerie that we are proud to sell and the styles that are fit to accommodate almost all women and we’re about to introduce to you a new line of product that says class without tossing out all of your cash! Stay tuned for our new line in plus size women’s intimate apparel when we launch Simply Luscious Lingerie in a few months.  For those time when you want to tease your partner….our new line brings spontaneity and adventure…We’re at your service and we sell lingerie that’s naughty and nice…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I’ve Got Crabs….

…..Crab Cakes that is…..Geez, get your mind out of the gutter and into the kitchen for some good cooking!

Crab Cakes are my favorite treat, not cheap, but then again, aren’t we worth what we put in our mouths?

I wanted to share this recipe because while most people are grilling out for the summer,  this is a dish you can grill indoors or outdoors and serve anytime of the year…I still find this recipe one of my favorites! Soooo YUMMY!

It’s easy to whip up, it’s tasty and mouth watering….

 An easy-to-fix coastal favorite in under 20 minutes!

Servings: 4 to 6 servings

Cook Time: 18 min

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

1 pound crabmeat, picked free of shells
1/3 cup crushed crackers (recommended: Ritz)
3 green onions (green and white parts), finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 egg
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
Dash cayenne pepper
Flour, for dusting
1/2 cup peanut oil
Favorite dipping sauce, for serving

Directions

 In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, except for the flour and peanut oil. Shape into patties and dust with flour.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot, carefully place crab cakes, in batches, in pan and fry until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip crab cakes and fry on other side until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Serve warm with preferred sauce, and grab yourself a delicious bottle of wine.

 My suggestion of expertise:  Of the three Chardonnays offered by Patz & Hall (Mount Veeder, Russian River and Sunset Vineyard), the 2006 Mount Veeder Chardonnay may be the crab cakes’ best mate, with its tart apple aromatics, butterscotch and apple pie flavors and rich viscosity countered by an unexpected crisp finish. The other two would be close seconds – the Russian River with its tropical flavors balanced by a cool minerality and the Sunset Vineyard, characterized by delicate floral and spice aromas, yet tropical and custard-like flavors. Similar to the Patz & Hall selections, Chappallet’s 2008 Napa Valley Chardonnay finishes on a refreshing note – great with the crab cakes – but its profile consists of tangerine, pear and nutmeg aromatics with flavors of pineapple, lemon and oak spice.

 

True Friendships…

From the time we are young until now, when we grow older such as myself, we find that we all need good friends. Years ago I had many friends. After I began dating my boyfriend he gave me an ultimatum. He didn’t like some of my friends so it was either them or him. Listen ladies and guys….if you happen to be dating someone like this drop them like a bad habit because years from now you will certainly regret giving up those who truly made you feel good about yourself and made you laugh until you cried. It’s been 28 years since I married my boyfriend and now I am divorced! I make the rules now. I’ve been single again for nearly 14 years and I’ve certainly learned from my mistakes.

I moved back to my home town recently and even though having been gone for so long, those whom I knew back then welcomed me with open arms, invited me to social functions and embraced me with kindness. These, are true friends, yes both male and female. I realized years ago what a terrible mistake I had made, but I was living in another state and only visited what I used to call home a few times a year. How could someone miss me if they hadn’t seen me for so long? Thanks to Facebook, I managed last year to find not only family members that I’ve not seen or heard from in so long but many, many of my old highschool friends. It is utterly amazing how one webpage can change your life in a matter of days. To those whom I walked away from all those years ago to old neighbors and coworkers that I had in Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas I say “Thank You!” …Thank you for making me feel like I never left. These are true friends.

So what exactly is a true friend? A true friend is a little more than a very good friend. A true friend will support you even if it hurts his/her own interest. A true friend will understand your motives and needs and will be with you without any analysis or criticism. A true friend will come forward to help without any request and be with us in need without showing it or expecting anything in return. With a true friend, you can be sure that you will get help to the extent possible by him/her. Nothing will remain unturned. A mother is a true friend of her children. If we share such relations with an adult we can say that we are true friends.

A true friend makes no excuses of having work or appointments or anything but will be with you whenever you need him/her. In your hour of desperation, a true friend will support you even if the whole world opposes you. A true friend is not an opportunist. A true friend means to have someone who is like mother, as I said earlier. Instead of having hundreds of good friends, if you have a true friend, treat yourself lucky. If you can also become a true friend of someone, you will be blessed, because it is much easier for all of us to expect but very difficult to give. Be a true friend yourself first.

I realized today as I was pondering what I should write about, that friendships would be the topic of discussion. You see, my mother is 69 and is having a party for old coworkers as I write. Every year they get together at her house and she caters foods in so that they can get reacquainted, talk, laugh and cry about their lives and families. I suppose when you have a role model like I did, you learn about values and what makes life so precious. I listened as my mother and her silly girlfriends joking and laughing and being all giddy. Happiness plays a big role in one’s life, so please, think about all of your friendships you’ve made along the years and if you’ve not spoken to them in some time, reach out now to say hello! You’ll be happy that you did! As for me, I truly believe that I am the woman today that is spunky, sassy, fun-loving, a real ball of fire, and quite a pistol at times…just like my mother. I had wonderful foot steps to follow in and because of the way I was raised, I learned about love and values. These things my friend are what matters most,..not how big someones house is, or what kind of car they drive, or what they made of their lives…rather what kind of person you turned out to be. I am proud of who I am, and I have much respect for myself as well as those around me.
 
Take a look in the mirror. If you don’t like who you’ve become, it might be time for a face lift, and I’m not speaking superficially, I am talking a spiritual face lift. If you are young and reading this article, please take my advice. Although I am not a professional to give advice, I can tell you this…It’s better to have friends than to not have them. Never allow your partner to make you choose. Only “YOU” can choose your friends. I’ve learned a valuable lesson, but because I am still the woman I was all those years ago, my friends treat me like I’ve never left. Grateful? You bet I am. Fortunate, Yes. Amazed, absolutely!
 
 
 

ger,We’re Looking for Guest Bloggers!

Hello! I’d like to take a moment to look back on 2011 and to say thank you so very much for all of your support as well as your loyalty shopping with Simply Delicious Lingerie. We truly do appreciate you very much! As we move forward into 2012, we intend to grow and become more of a household name. Our family is growing and with your honesty and assistance, I can determine where I need to make changes in my websites so that you are getting everything you desire and deserve! Our job is and always has been to make you happy!

 I’m currently looking for some zesty articles! If you are a writer or enjoy writing articles on sexy lingerie, love, relationships, marriage, dating, life, foods desserts, cocktails or anything else pertaining to what we typically blog about, please, submit it to me at Michele@SimplyDeliciousLingerie.com, or send it to me in a link at my Twitter account. www.twitter.com @MssDelicious or @MsSimplyD.  You will receive credit for the blog so make certain to give me your full name, your website address, and any other information you’d like published. If you blog, we need you! Let’s grow together, in business, and new friendships.

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