Archive for February, 2013

Save $7 Off Tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters!

Looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy?  Get your tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters brand new “You Write the Rules” tour.  Your family’s smiles will start before you even get to the game as the Globetrotters take kid participation to a whole NEW level.  Your family can vote at harlemglobetrotters.com and decide rules for the game that could affect the final outcome.  With rules like double the points for every basket, and two balls in play at the same time, there’s an exciting rule that every kid will enjoy.  After the game, Globetrotter stars will stay on court to sign autographs and take photographs with your kids.  The only thing better than finding an awesome event for the whole family, is getting a great deal on it.  Use the promo code “USFAMILY” when you buy tickets for your family to save $7 on each ticket purchased http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets*.  Get ready to experience the show your family will remember for a lifetime!

You can get your tickets here http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets and don’t forget to use the promo code USFAMILY to save $7 on every ticket!

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Do Women Really Want Wreckless Love?

I, like many women have had my fair share of love and lusts in my time. Relationships I thought would last forever, and those that crashed and burned right in front of my eyes. So is life – and love. As I’ve gotten older, and since the birth of my daughter I’ve begun reflecting on previous relationships and what I currently seek in a partner.

Which leads me to the question: do women want that wreckless love?

That inconsistent-passionate-fiery-unexpected-rated X-crazy-butterflies love? Umm, yes! Where can I sign up for that? Any of us that have experienced it know its power – what it can do to our body and sanity. It’s a shot of adrenaline, it’s like we are on fire. Burning, hot, madly intertwined with this person. We. Just. Cant. Get. Enough. I’ve been there…many times. It’s this feeling that grows within waiting to be unleashed. And when it breaks free, there is no telling what can happen.

It’s that Fitz & Oliva type love.

But what are the implications in being in such a crazed state? I tend to think most relationships begin like this – hot and heavy – erratic. In my earlier dating years, this is only what I sought, and as a result was what I got. Those were rough years, because for me being in a wreckless love meant I never really knew what I was getting myself into and how things would turn out. And when they fizzled (and they did), I was left confused and hurt.

I’m not actively seeking, but I do think about the type of love I hope to find. And it’s not a wreckless one. I think I got caught up in thinking a wreckless love was the only one in which two people could be madly and passionately in love with one another. But it’s not. Love and affection isn’t what it used to mean to me. I can have the best of both worlds.

Via Google Images

I want a love that excites me, spoils me, and keeps me on my toes.

I want a love that protects me, challenges me, and respects me.

I want a love that fulfills me, pleases me, and brings out my best.

I want a love that that keeps the fire going and going and going.

 

What do you think – do you think women really want wreckless love?



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Single Mom Not Seeking this Valentine’s Day

Please let me preface this post by saying I am not a bitter man-hating woman, I don’t curse happy couples on V-Day. I was not recently burned and looking for revenge. I’m just a woman and mom giving her two sense in on 2.14.

It’s cute. From the freshly trimmed bouquets of flowers, to neatly wrapped boxes of chocolate, to plush singing teddy bears, to mushy cards, Valentine’s Day is truly a cutesy day. Supposed to be a day where lovers unite to rekindle their love over expensive dinners and bottles of wine. Where lovers who have gone astray once again remember the love they shared. A chance to spoil your Valentine and show them how much they mean to you. It all sounds GREAT, doesn’t it? It sure does! But, not for this single mama.

Regardless of if I’ve been in a relationship or not, 2/14 has never been my cup of tea, or box of chocolates (haha). I’ve never been able to fully wrap my head around a day dedicated to showing love and affection to those that live within your heart. Just like with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day I’m a big believer in consistently letting people in your life know you care about them, at every opportunity you get. Maybe this stems from my not being as affectionate with my Grandfather as I wanted to be before he passed. But this day full of drawn out love songs and pink and red hearts kind of just gets on my nerves, as a woman and single mama.

Yes, I’m a single mama, and damn proud of the life I’m building for myself and my daughter. But, riddle me this, why do some think that because I don’t depend on a man, live with a man, have a man on my arm, mean that I MUST be unhappy and bitter and lonely. It MUST mean that I’m on the prowl desperately searching for some arm candy to open the door, buy me dinner, and some chocolate covered strawberries?

In the words of my new friend via YouTube, Sweet Brown:

Do I want to eventually a forever kind of love? A partner to romance and share life’s beautiful memories with? A loving father and husband to grow old with? Hell-to-the-yes!! TRUE LOVE is a beautiful beautiful thing!! However, as a woman with dignity, I refuse to be sucked into believing that because I am single and not seeking on Valentine’s Day means that I’ve got my priorities all messed up and backwards.

So Valentine’s Day, you can keep your sweetheart candies, red artificial lollipops, and overpriced Valentine’s cards. This single mom is happily not seeking this year, and is oh so very content with me, myself, and I!



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Joyo Jewelry: Review & Giveaway!

Hard to believe it’s been so long since I’ve blogged. 2013 has not started off the way I would have liked, and between my personal life, health, work, and daughter, I’m just barely chugging along. I’ve avoided writing – for fear that all my emotions would pour out, and I’d be unable to stop them, and wouldn’t know what to do with everything.

With the support of a select few I’ve been able to slowly progress. It’s a new month, with new opportunities and I’m determined to make the future days better than my past days. So with that….

I’m thrilled to partner with Jenn over at Joyo a wonderfully unique jewelry company making one of a kind laser cut jewelry. Not only does Jenn make gorgeous jewelry, it’s locally made in Scituate, MA! I’ve been lucky enough to own a pair of earrings and a necklace and I couldn’t be any happier. Not only are her items impeccably made, they are extremely lightweight – which I loooove. When I wear my square earrings, I can’t even tell they are in! And they are the perfect accessory to my newly cut hair (pic to come soon!). 

As someone who is becoming more conscious of environmentally friendly products, I’m thrilled that Joyo values using recycled materials and sources locally as much as possible!! Way to go Jenn & Joyo!

I want you have a piece of the fabulousness and am offering 10% off all orders on Joyo using the discount code ALEXELIZ good until midnight on February 15th! Perfect if you need to buy a Valentine’s gift for a friend…of yourself!

You know I love a good giveaway, so I’m giving away a pair of the stunning small leaves earrings in birch! Entering is easy:

Joyo leaf earrings

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