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Best Book Club Ever ~ Fifty Shades of Fabulous!

FSOG BookClub Laters BabyI’m not going to lie, I have a pretty darn cool book club on the best of days, but this past Sunday, we knocked it out of the park.

It might’ve been the spiced eggnog we had at our December book club, but when Susie said she wanted to read Fifty Shades of Grey for January AND have a passion party to go with it, we were all a bit giggly. And excited. IYKWIM. ;)

We knew it would be fun, but we had no idea how fahhhhbulous Susie would make it. Not only did she decorate her entire house, including a special Red Room of Pain, but she even themed the food.

FSOG BookClub Forbidden Fruit FSOG BookClub Nipple Clamp Cookies FSOG BookClub Subs

It was out of this world incredible!

And the Passion Party? So fun!

Let’s just say I left Susie’s with my sides hurting from laughing too much and a few dollars poorer from my, um, toy purchases. Yes, friends, it was that kind of party.

FSOG BookClub Vagina PillowBut what I really came away with that night was a better sense of who I am and a confidence I didn’t know I had. There I was, sitting in a room full of friends, some close, and others on their way to being close, and we were talking about masturbation, sex toys, and the grandmother of them all, our G-spots.

Yes, we giggled like naughty school girls caught oggling the hot teacher. Especially when Azule brought out the vagina pillow with a special diamond for the, um, clitoris. Seriously! Of course I took a picture of it to share with you because I love you and I care.

It was one helluva sexy night. If you’ve never been to a passion party, I say go! Get some girlfriends together, have a little wine beforehand, and let your imagination take flight. It was fun, informative, and insightful.

As for the book? We didn’t really discuss it much. We were too busy giggling over the nipple clamp cookies.

Want to get in touch with your inner goddess? August McLaughlin has a great series on her blog she calls #GirlBoner, you can read all about fantasies in this post. Or if you want some ideas for boosting your body image for satisfying sex, click here. As you can tell, August is all about empowering women to be their most beautiful and sexy selves!

That’s really what the fun party was all about. Passion. For ourselves, our partners, our lives.

For all of Susie’s fabulous party ideas, check out my Pinterest board here. She really did an amazing job!

Now it’s your turn to share ~ have you ever been to a Passion Party? Would you giggle like a little girl (like we did), or would you be smooth and casual about it all?

The Gift of Friendship and a Kickass Drink

 

As you all know by now, this week marks my seventeenth anniversary of my thirtieth birthday. To celebrate, I’m inviting all my friends to hang out and enjoy the party!

I love getting gifts. It’s true, I really do, but there’s something I love more than getting them and that’s giving them. This party, while on the surface is meant to celebrate my *cough* many years of life, is also my way of giving back. Get to know some of these great people who have touched my life in more ways than I can count. If you’ve never been to their blog, check them out and you won’t be disappointed.

Enough of the mush, it’s time to party!

First up, I want to introduce you to a new friend I made on Twitter ~ his name is Brian B. Baker and he’s super cool. He’ll be manning the bar for us this week and guess what? I asked him yesterday if he could make a drink just for my birthday celebration and he said yes! Just like that, this super fab guy came up with the White Chocolate Truffle. Ooooh, yum! Doesn’t that look delish? Here’s how you make it:

White Chocolate Truffle

  • 1 Oz. Jack Daniels (I’m liking this already)
  • 1 Oz. Frangelico
  • 2 Oz. White Creme de Cacao
  • 3 Oz. Cream

Shake and strain into a martini glass that’s been laced with chocolate syrup. Super easy, super yum! Thanks Brian for getting us all in the mood to party. Follow Brian on Twitter ~ @BB_Baker and then go check out his blog.

Come on in! Grab a drink, mingle, get some nibbles. We’ve got some of my favorite Sprinkles Cupcakes. Since they’re virtual, no calories! August McLaughlin and Kate MacNicol will like that.

Barbara McDowell is spinning the tunes, that is, when she’s not out on the dance floor!

I see Jenny Hansen and Natalie Hartford are having a debate about the best Mundies. I’m partial to the elephant ones, myself. How about you?

HOLD the phone! We have a party crasher in our midst! Looks like Natalie’s Hubby came to the party and he dressed for the occasion. Let’s just say we’ll all be calling him, Mr. Sparkles by the end of the night. ;)

Myndi Shafer is here and since she’s about twenty months pregnant, she’ll be the key keeper. Hand ‘em over folks. We’ll not have any drunken posting during our party!

I need to thank Jillian Dodd, Jennifer Tanner, and Marcia Richards for the amazing decorations. These ladies know how to throw together a party. Mwuah!

Oooh, look there’s Susie Lindau and Coleen Patrick. They’re talking with Elena Aitken about, of all things, Leprechauns and extreme sports. These women are wild and tons of fun!

We’ve got a special treat for you. Piper Bayard has agreed to do a little belly dancing for us. That is, if her partner Holmes will allow it. He’s super secret, that Holmes. Has anyone actually seen him? Yeah, me either. I bet Donna Newton has. Let’s ask her!

Over by the bar, I see Carrie Spencer, the crazy cat lady, chatting with Amy Shojai. What deviousness are they’re up to? Probably something having to do with animals taking over the world.

Oooh, looks like Amber West and Tiffany A. White are having a  throw down over the best TV Drama. Hey ladies, it’s Castle. Problem solved. :)

Debra Kristi is hanging out with Rebekah Loper, Angela Wallace, Marcy Kennedy, and Lissa Clouser. I wonder what they’re talking about. Probably immortals and fantastical elements. We’ll head over there in a minute. Oh, cool! Kate Wood is joining them. She can add her vast knowledge of the Celts to the discussion.

I hear laughter and that can mean only one thing ~ Gayle Carline is in the house!

This party is hopping, but there are still a few folks who haven’t arrived yet. Oh, wait! I see Patricia Sands came with Ali Dent and Angela Orlowski-Peart. Those ladies are always dressed impeccably and are full of grace in all they do. I hope Patricia brought some of the brie she got on her trip to France. Yum, bread and cheese. Really, besides cupcakes, what more do we need?

Apparently a lot more. Bridgette Booth and Diana Murdock are loading the tables with tons of food. Kalochies, anyone? Thanks ladies! Hey, make sure you ask Diana about the awesome tattoo she got. If only I was that cool when I was younger…She’s totally my favorite badass chick.

What’s with all the guys hanging out in the corner? I see you, Gene Lempp, MJ Monaghan, David Walker, and Fabio Bueno! Get out there and chat with the ladies. They don’t bite. I think.

Nancy J. Nicholson just sailed in on her way back from the Caribbean and look, she stopped by Australia to pick up Naomi Bulger. It’s an international crowd here, today!

I just overheard Leanne Shirtliffe telling Steena Holmes and Ginger Calem the naughtiest joke. I think I’m blushing! I’ll tell you later, when all the guests have gone home and there aren’t any little ones around…

Uh, oh. Looks like Callene Rapp roped Marion Spicher into watching Full Metal Jousting with her. I wonder who Marion wants to win? My money’s on Rope. Yes, that really is his name. Looks like Louise Behiel is getting on the action. Who knew she was a jousting fan!

Out on the dance floor, Virginia Ripple is busting a move to Barbara’s awesome tunes. I see Sara from Stories and Sweet Potatoes has joined her. Those ladies can rock! Wait, is that, yes, I think it is! Nicole Basaraba and Ingrid Schaffenburg managed to get Emma Meade out there, too!

Kristy K. James and Traci Bell prefer to hang out on the comfy couch enjoying their drinks, but did you see those score cards? They’re rating the dancers. Awesome idea, ladies! I think they only have the number 10, because that’s what everyone’s gotten so far.

Lena Corazon showed up with her favorite Hugh Jackman movie. I mean, movies. HJ Marathon!!

What an amazing party! I hope you got a chance to make some new friends today. Check out their blogs, follow them on Twitter, friend them on Facebook, whatever it takes to keep this party going.

Much love, my friends.

tameri…