Girl Talk with Poise and Crafts - Laughing and Losing It

Girl Talk with Poise and Crafts



This post contains no-joke (and joke) girl talk about real girl issues.  Although I’m 31 now.  Maybe I should say “Woman Issues.”  Nope that sounds more creepy.




You see that beautiful packet above?  That’s a free sample of Poise waiting for you.  Just click on the picture!

So you’re thinking, Didn’t you JUST talk about Poise and the bladder issue?  Can’t you give it a rest?  And the answer is no.  I can’t.  I wish my bladder would give it a rest.  But it will not.  I’ve had four kids and recently taken up kickboxing.  No resting.

What is LBL, or Light Bladder Leakage?  LBL=Mom of four + Kickboxing.  If we’re going to take the fancy words and acronyms out of the equation it is this:  Mom of four + Kickboxing = peeing my pants, just a little, almost the entire class while not wanting to.

I’m serious this time about getting back my pre-baby weight.  I’m down 5 pounds, and have a few more (I lied, it’s more than a few) to go.  Pee or no pee, I will be exercising on a regular basis.  That’s where poise comes in.  Punch, kick, then double-time, Poise is there for me.  I can wee, wee, wee all the way home as I get this bum in shape for summer, fall winter, spring summer….and on, because it can’t just for bathing suit season this time.

Poise Thin-Shape pads feature Super Absorbent Material (SAM) and a Thin-Flex design for protection that is 3x drier than period pads to help you shake it how ever you like without worrying about a puddle on the floor.  Yeah this gym towel is TOTALLY FOR SWEAT…as she backs away awkwardly.


Girl Talk Crafts

Many woman use period pads for the wrong thing–light bladder leakage.  Period pads are not made for bladder leakage, Poise pads are.  So, again, I have taken the #RecycleYourPeriodPad challenge to create unique crafts with my stash of UNUSED period pads.  You too can create these creative, yet functional masterpieces.


The “I just can’t right now” Blocker


You know when you’re just done?  You don’t want to deal with the mess right now, you don’t want to talk to anyone (PERIOD!), and a little oblivion is just what you need?  That’s where the I-Just-Can’t-Right-Now-Blocker comes in.  Mess?  Gone.  Chaos?  Invisible.  Really irritating social media posts that make you want to punch your computer? Erased.  You can block almost any annoyance with this convenient, DIY shield.  Simply take an extra-long, unused period pad, lay it across your eyes, and use a string to keep it in place.  Make sure all permanent markers and sharp objects are put away before you apply the blocker. And If you adhere the blocker to your face with the sticky side, you may give yourself an unsolicited brow wax. 

The “I’m just sorry, Period” Flowers




Cut a long, unused period pad in half lengthwise, grab a craft stick then wrap the period pad half around the craft stick bunching the bottom tightly.  If you’re in the bathroom and you’re too lazy to find wire, dental floss works to tie the bottom of the rose together. Fluff the petals to your liking.

Appropriate use for I’m sorry, Period flowers:

If you’re like me, and hormones drive you up the wall during that time of the month, you may say or do things that you wouldn’t normally do.  Maybe you go on a cleaning rampage and throw away something special.  Perhaps you shout a little, or maybe even take a jack hammer to all the unfinished home projects.  Whatever the case, “I’m Just Sorry, Period” flowers are just the thing to smooth things over after aunt flo leaves town.  They show your remorse for your actions, while the material reminds the receiver that you weren’t entirely responsible for your actions.

And because it is Summer


The weather is HOT, and she needs something versatile and light-weight for summer.  So I simply discarded the pad, grabbed the wrapper and created a beach sorong for dolly, which she can then untie and use as a beach mat, or wrap around her hair after a swim.  It’s the all-purpose wrap made from a wrap.

The key here is: period pads are for periods.  Poise pads are for light bladder leakage.  It happens, we all know it happens, so deal with it.



Grab your free sample and see what you can create with all those unused period pads.

  • Mama to 5 BLessings
    June 15, 2015

    Very interesting uses! LOL Women that have had kids Poise is a must!

  • Carol Cassara
    June 15, 2015

    These are terrific products. I actually use them!

  • calinai
    June 15, 2015

    Lol I like the barbie dress…I bought these once thinking they WERE period pads, it didn’t dawn on me that they were for something else until I noticed a lot of really old ladies in the hospital using them

    • Losingit
      June 17, 2015

      Old ladies, forget about it!!!! I USE THEM!

  • Alicia
    June 15, 2015

    This post is hilarious … l loved all the crafts. 🙂

  • Sandy
    June 16, 2015

    Haha! Too funny…loved reading it! :0)

  • Beth@FrugalFroggie
    June 16, 2015

    I’m laughing at your crafts. Too funny!!

  • Adriana Martin
    June 16, 2015

    Love the DIY with the Poise and the roses very creative =)

  • M from The Stay-at-Home Life
    June 16, 2015

    You are so creative to come up with these!

  • Britney
    June 16, 2015

    Haha! I could use the “I just can’t right now” blocker. These are so funny!

    • Losingit
      June 17, 2015

      Me too!!!!

  • katrina g
    June 16, 2015

    great crafts. I have used poise before and they work great.

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