Let’s Talk Bums: Pregnant Lady Problems

This post is sponsored by Cottonelle, but my love for their flushable cleansing cloths is all my own.

There’s one thing to talk about potty humor, and there’s another just talking about…the potty. Yeah, it’s awkward, but everyone has to “go” sometime! I don’t know about you, but I like having a clean bum. I can’t help it! If there’s one thing I’ve learned about pregnancy- it’s that weird things can happen to you that you didn’t even KNOW would happen. Not only this, but going to the OBGYN every few weeks gets me MORE paranoid about my nethers and makes me happy that I have Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths in addition to my Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper. Don’t lie- you like being extra clean down there before going to THAT doctor (and all the time as well, of course!) So come on- let’s talk bums!

 Cleansing Cloths make sense for babies. When did they stop making sense for adults? Oh wait. They didn’t. See how The VMW stays clean for herself (and that OBGYN!) #Cottonelle #LetsTalkBums #sp

The Cottonelle® Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths feature SafeFlush Technology, so they not only offer you a confident clean but also start to break down immediately after flushing.

Product Details:
- Flushable
- Break up after flushing
- Sewer- and septic-safe
- Alcohol-free
- OneTouch dispensing tub
- Great for the entire family

Want to feel cleaner and fresher? Who doesn’t?! Read up to learn how on The Vintage Modern Wife #LetsTalkBums #Cottonelle #sp

About Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper:

- Strong and effective for a confident clean
- Tuggable, huggable softness that goes a long way
- Two-ply
- Pairs well with Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths for the ultimate in clean

Let me tell you- the wet/dry combination from the Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper and the Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths is AMAZING. It leaves me extra clean and doesn’t leave bits and pieces like some toilet paper. I’ve also tried other brands of cleansing cloths and have hated how easily they dry out. The container for the Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths keeps them nice and wet for your next use, without you having to throw  the top one away because it dried out.

Go behind the bathroom door with The Vintage Modern Wife and hear about how to get a fresher, cleaner feeling for all those crazy pregnancy problems! #LetsTalkBums #Cottonelle #sp

Make sure to grab a Coupon for $1.50 off Cottonelle here so you can try it out for yourself! 

Head on over to the Cottonelle Facebook page and help keep the Bum conversation going with Cherry Healey! She came all the way from England to talk about bums. So now I’m inviting YOU to join the conversation. It may seem weird that I’m talking about this, but we think it’s even weirder that people aren’t always open to talking about something so big. Make that change now!

Style Your Life With Kleenex Style!

This Kleenex Style post is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kleenex. While I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Spring is in the air, and unfortunately with the beautiful weather also comes allergies and pollen. Not only that, but as a teacher, I find that springtime just brings out all the bugs and viruses that make everyone sick. The flu is currently going around at my school, and I was one of the unfortunate ones to be the first to get it. Now that I’m over it, I’m dealing with allergies. Geez, does it ever get better?!

Usually, allergies hit me in the morning like a ton of bricks. I don’t know what it is about the morning time, but I’ve never sneezed so much over and over. I seriously found the CUTEST remedy though from Kleenex- the Kleenex Car Pack! It’s got the cutest design with little cars on the box, and fits nicely in between the seats of my car, or on the side of the door. I desperately needed this because leftover Starbucks napkins in my console were NOT cutting it and were a pain to try to get to if I was about to sneeze.

I love that Kleenex is as stylish as they are practical! So many fun designs. This car pack is PERFECT to get rid of all those napkins in my console! #KleenexStyle

Love the cute Kleenex design on this Kleenex Car Pack box! Totally pinning this so I can remember to get one for my car! #KleenexStyle

Not only do I keep Kleenex in my car to beat those allergies, but I keep the pocket packs in my guest bathroom when company comes over. Pollen is different all throughout Texas, and inevitably that leaves my guests feeling miserable when they come to visit from out of town. I have this crazy drawer (and medicine cabinet) of soaps and shampoos I have gotten from my hotel stays, and I always make sure to keep a pack or two of Kleenex Slim Packs in the drawer so my mom, sisters, or friends can just throw it in their purse if they need.

Love this guest bathroom drawer with essentials like Kleenex Slim Packs, toothpaste, soap, and pain reliever! Pinning this so I can remember to do this for my house! #KleenexStyle

Because Kleenex is celebrating their 90th anniversary, they’re bringing you another innovative first: The Kleenex® Style Studio. It’s a fun, inspiring way to discover more of the Kleenex® Brand designs and products you love…and maybe even a few that’ll take you by surprise. Just look at how cute the Kleenex designs are that I have for my car and guest bathroom already!

Kleenex partnered with Isaac Mizrahi (whom I LOOOOOVE) to create 4 designs which are intended to evoke confidence and inspiration to help you express your personal style and step out of your comfort zone when it comes to incorporating the latest trends. Exclusively on the Kleenex style finder you can watch videos featuring Isaac Mizrahi where he provides his latest style advice and shares his own experience as a design leader for more than two decades.

What are you waiting for? Tell me how you style your life with Kleenex style!

Sunkist Ten Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TENways  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

I have this fear….of gestational diabetes. Being pregnant means that there is lots to worry about and gestational diabetes is one thing that I have a constant fear about. That being said, if I have a craving for something sweet, I want it to be less calories and less sugary, filling, and not skimping on flavor. I’ve found that an easy way to do this is create cakes using DPSG Four TEN Calorie products- Sunkist, 7 Up, A&W, and Canada Dry. In fact, I came up with a delicious Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake that is easier on calories and doesn’t make me stress because I’m eating sweets. I mean, if baby wants sweets, baby needs sweets!

Love how easy this Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is! Not many ingredients and not many calories!

First, I went to Walmart and got my Sunkist TEN. Right now (while supplies last), you can get $0.50 off of the purchase of TWO 2 Liter bottles or TWO 4-pack cans of 7UP TEN, A&W TEN, Canada Dry TEN, RC TEN or Sunkist TEN soda. However, if you go online, and get the digital coupon, you can share it via email, FB, Twitter and you can get $1.50 off your purchase instead of only $0.50!

Love how easy this Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is! Not many ingredients and not many calories!

I also stocked up on other goodies for my Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake: Vanilla cake mix, 2 cuties, 1 block of cream cheese, Vanilla JELLO, Sugar Free Cool Whip (not shown), and Splenda (not shown).

Love how easy this Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is! Not many ingredients and not many calories!

What’s SO easy about this cake is that  you only need 2 ingredients for the actual cake! Instead of using eggs, oil, and water for the cake mix, all you need to do is slowly pour the Sunkist TEN into a bowl with your cake mix and whisk until the bubbles are mostly gone and everything looks combined. Then, just put it into the oven for the same time as you would a normal cake. Not only are you able to cut out many of the calories that the oil and eggs would bring in, but you’re adding flavor. I turned a plain vanilla cake into a creamsicle cake!

Love how easy this Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is! Not many ingredients and not many calories!

After the cake has been baked and has cooled for about 5-10 minutes, use a fork, chopstick, or dowel side of a wooden spoon to poke holes in your cake. I promise this won’t be pretty. Then again, who cares! After your cake has been “poked” make your pudding according to the directions and pour over your cake. You may need to smooth it out so it gets into all the holes, and then completely let your cake cool.

While the cake cooled, I made my “icing”. I’m a sucker for cream cheese icing, but not all the calories. My solution is to use a block of cream cheese (regular or reduced fat), and mix it with the grated rind and juice of 1 cutie orange. After it was mixed and smooth, I took half of my sugar-free whipped cream and mixed it with the cream cheese/orange. Once that was smooth, I added the rest of the whipped cream, 1 tablespoon of Splenda, the grated rind and juice of the 2nd cutie, and folded it all together.

Love how easy this Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is! Not many ingredients and not many calories!

Lastly, I topped my Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake with the icing and got ready to eat! Let me tell you, it was so delicious, and tasted just like a creamsicle. Hit. The. Spot.
Love how easy this Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is! Not many ingredients and not many calories!If you’d like to print the recipe, I’ve included it below!

Sunkist Ten Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
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This Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is so easy, doesn’t have many ingredients and not many calories!
  • Vanilla cake mix
  • 1 can of Sunkist TEN soda
  • 2 cuties oranges
  • 1 box Instant Vanilla pudding
  • 1 block of cream cheese
  • 1 container Sugar Free Cool Whip
  • 1 TBSP Splenda
  1. In a bowl, mix vanilla cake mix and can of Sunkist TEN soda. Make sure to pour the soda in slowly, and mix until bubbles are gone and cake mix is incorporated. Bake in a pan according to box directions and toothpick comes out smooth.
  2. Once cake is baked, allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and then poke holes all over the cake.
  3. Mix vanilla pudding according to directions, and pour over warm cake. Allow cake to completely cool.
  4. In a bowl, mix cream cheese, zest of 1 cutie, and juice of 1 cutie until smooth. Then add half of the whipped cream and mix until smooth.
  5. Then add Splenda, the rest of the whipped cream, zest of 1 cutie, and the juice of 1 cutie to your cream cheese mix, and fold until combined.
  6. Spread icing over cooled cake, and serve!

Now that you’ve seen this delicious recipe, go print out your coupon and get to shopping at Walmart so you can make it yourself! I promise, you won’t regret it. Plus, your waistline will thank you! Then, head to the DPSG Facebook and Twitter pages to get more great recipes and ideas.