Some partnerships fall into your lap and they are so perfect you want to make that partnership last forever until you die. That was the case with Dyson when they told me they were interested in seeing Mike vacuum with their new cordless Digital Slim DC59 Motorhead.
Hmmmm. Interesting… I'm interested in seeing Mike vacuum too…
Who knew my and Dyson's goals were so aligned??
Then the following exchange happened over text message.
ME: Will you let me take a picture of you vacuuming?
MIKE: With or without my shirt on?
ME: Is that a yes?
MIKE: Can I lift up the couch with one hand like Tony in the opening of "Who's the Boss?"
MIKE: Okay, I'm in. Are we getting a new vacuum?
ME: Yep. It's being delivered tomorrow.
MIKE: Sweet. Full size upright?
ME: No. It's a Dyson Digital Slim DC59 Motorhead. It's cordless. Look it up. It retails for $549. Supposedly, it out cleans the top 5 best selling full size vacuums.
MIKE: We shall see.
Oh my god! It's like the post was writing itself!
I called Dyson to tell them Mike was on board.
ME: Mike is on board.
ME: Now, how many pictures do you want of him vacuuming?
DYSON: We are just hoping Mike enjoys using the—
ME: Do you want a bunch? Like Mike vacuuming different areas of the house? Maybe under the rugs too? You want a picture of him vacuuming underneath the bed? How about the curtains?? CAN WE PUT THIS IN WRITING???
You see, the thing my husband doesn't seem to understand is now that we've got kids and the whole marriage thing locked down, I'm not expecting him to woo me with flowers and candlelight.
You know what's sexy now?
Check out those biceps!
Look at those veins popping in his forearms!
I'm also a big fan of my husband cooking, giving the kids a bath and making sure the diaper bag has all the necessities for our road trip. Ooooo yeah, check that portable wipes box to see if it has enough wipes one more time, baby.
But back to vacuuming. Look at Mike reach the top of those curtains with his Digital Slim!
Wait. That sounded dirty. Totally unintentional. Sorry, Dyson.
The Digital Slim DC59 Motorhead is wireless and can vacuum for 24 minutes cord-free. It also converts to a handheld. Just remove the pole (is it just me or does everything sound dirty now?) and you've got a handy cordless you can keep in your nightstand for vacuuming emergencies. (OH MY GOD! WHAT'S HAPPENING????)
You know what? I'm just going to take language straight from the press release because this is heading to a very bad place.
“By putting a motor directly in the brush bar, we’re able to push bristles deeper into your carpet for superior performance, while maintaining the versatility of a handheld machine.”
Yeah, that's not helping either.
Okay. Seriously. The vacuum is really powerful and works awesome on both carpets and hard wood floors.
It's light (under 5lbs.), easy to use and so small, you can hang it in the rack with your brooms and mops and stuff!
Mike is probably the biggest naysayer I've ever met in my life and after five minutes using the DC59, he was sold. We had gotten a cleaning service the day before our little photo shoot (they come every two weeks) and I'm embarrassed to say how much additional dirt came up after Mike used our new vacuum.
Look— I even took a picture.
Dyson says this extra dirt pick-up is due to a few things. 1) A newly configured cleaner head with a direct-drive motor to better agitate carpet pile and tackle ground-in spills and stains. 2) Carbon fiber filaments that reduce the build-up of static charge, aiding in the capture of dust on hard floors. 3) 2 Tier Radial™ cyclones that work in parallel to increase airflow to capture fine dust.
I'm telling you I saw this all happen with my own eyes.
Plus, it's so easy to go under the bed and up the curtains when you are not encumbered by a wire. The very next day, Mike marched that Digital Slim DC59 Motorhead right out to our car to continue the vacuuming there. I didn't even have to ask.
Look— here he is vacuuming while carrying a baby. SWOON.
The DC59 is really high tech looking so I think it appeals to guys on a "big gadget" level, even if they don't typically vacuum. So get it for yourself, but really— GET IT FOR YOUR HUSBAND. Didn't he get you a blender that one time? I think this should be his next birthday gift.
To get the word out about the new Digital Slim DC59 Motorhead, I'm partnering with Dyson on an Instagram contest called #DysonDads. We want pictures of dads doing "what's sexy now".
No, nobody shirtless with a rose in their mouth luring you into bed. I'm talking about dads doing what's REALLY sexy— household chores and taking care of their children.
Below are a few photos I've captured of Mike that would qualify. He's actually pretty good about splitting responsibilities— especially when it comes to cooking.
You can tag new and old photos, as many as you like, with #DysonDads tagging and following both @mommyshorts and @dyson on Instagram. I'll be picking my ten favorite "what's sexy now" photos for the finals on June 30th.
One winner will get a Dyson Digital Slim DC59 Motorhead valued at $549. Ten finalists will get a Dyson DC34 handheld valued at $199.
There is one catch. If you win, you MUST send me a photo of your husband vacuuming too.
You can tell him it’s written right there in the official rules for the contest.
This post was sponsored by Dyson, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. The biceps belong to my husband, who really and truly loves his new vacuum.
Sex and men vacuuming = exact same pleasure level for women! It’s practically a mathematical equation.
Of course, best results achieved when the man really puts his back into it….
My hubs does do the vacuuming. And ironing. Think ironing is more attractive as we have three kids and my ironing pile is taller than me. He used to insist on watching sports while he ironed which was fine because I wasn’t ironing but lately he’ll iron to Nashville, so I am considering myself one lucky gal. He would love that Dyson but we’re not US so he’ll have to save up. Though he did treat himself to a steam cleaner thing. A sparkling bathroom makes him pretty hot in my eyes too…
seriously. posted one of my husband cleaning the couch on father’s day. you will see a yellow vacuum. that thing weighs about 30lbs. i hate it. here’s to hoping i win.
Oh…I am all over this shit. I want that Dyson bad. Plus, the hubby threw his back out last week and is now recovered and has a lot of making up to do with childcare and chores.
PS: Mike’s got hot arms…just sayin’
I need to win this so I can make an excuse for my boyfriend to vacuum. I’m pretty sure he’s only vacuumed twice since we’ve lived together… and we’ve lived together almost 4 years.
My husband vacuums 99% of the time. He’s obsessed with seeing how much crap is in the container when he’s done. With 2 kids and 3 cats it’s amazing how gross our floors get. He’s great at helping around the house too, I’m pretty lucky. That vacuum looks awesome. I’ve got to start take some photos 🙂
Mommy likes it! So, in all seriousness, my husband needs one of these. We have a newborn, a 4 year old and a new house, and they’re all a mess. More importantly, our sex life needs one of these –holy hell look at those arms. Was your husband wolverine before Dyson came to town!? Never noticed. Ahh, hormones…
We bought a dyson pet upright during our assignment in England and on the drive home with the vacuum in the trunk my husband asks “can I try it first?” Um.Yes please. He had a smile on his face using it. It’s that awesome. Oh and we took a picture of all the cat hair it sucked up. Amazing and gross at the same time.
See this: http://www.amazon.com/Women-Cambridge-Womens-Pornography-Cooperative/dp/0811855511
Ha! I almost called this post “Vacuum Porn” but wasn’t sure Dyson would like it:)
I absolutely will send photos of my husband vacuuming! He actually loves it & we miss our Dyson!
Great contest!!! I am an unofficial spokesperson for Dyson 🙂 Best anniversary gift my husband and I ever gave ourselves!! (romantic huh?) but our old Dyson is cresting the 10 yr mark and is held together by a bungee cord and some duct tape so I’m going to have to jump on this. (still works too by the way)
My husband LOVES to vacuum! He does it several times a week (he’s a bit OCD about cat hair) and even asked for a vacuum one Christmas and a carpet shampooer another. I rarely have to vacuum myself – I love it! I would love to win him this but I don’t have an Instagram account. 🙁 Trying to decide whether I should sign up for one or not just to win him this. lol
Since your husband enjoys vacuuming so much, do you think you could send him to my house? I’ve got three dogs so it gets a little dirty up in here.
Wearing his shirt is completely optional.
We need a shoot of Mike doing the dishes. That is pretty sexy in my house!
Whats so legitimately funny about this to me is my hubby is the one to do all the vacuuming. I hate it. He’s a perfectionist making sure all the vacuum lines go the same way on the carpet.
I’ll enter only if my husband will look like Mike when he vacuums. Holy cheeses woman. I’m surprised you don’t have more babies. Those veins!!!!! ayayay
Quick question, and this may be dumb, but I don’t enter too many Instagram contests. Do our profiles need to be public?
Yes, you have to be public, otherwise I can’t see your photos in the hashtag. What I recommend is switching your account to public for the duration of the contest and then switching it back when it is over.
It’s comments like yours that help Mike say yes when I ask him to do stuff like this. He might be a grouch but he loves a compliment.
I love me a man doing housework. I’m in!
The pic where Mike is lifting the eyebrow is pure Harlow. Love it.
There really isn’t anything much sexier than a man cleaning! I will be sure to tell my husband just how hot this makes a man look. This might work! Thanks! And your husband was a great sport. Plus this Dyson really does look cool!
Thank you for today’s post and the good laugh! I usually read your blog during my lunch hour. I share my office space with two other colleagues, so I am sure they were wondering what all the laugh-out-loud was about with my computer monitor.
By the way, great job on selling the product. More advertising should be carried out in this fashion, since it caught my attention and I was totally captivated by the power of dust-bunny suction. I do believe the marketing team has a sense of humor…Digital Slim Motorhead…really?
Again, thank you for the daily blog posts and serving a side of chuckles with my sandwich. 🙂
Your hubby reminds me of Live Schrieber from the side…anyways have to so do this! My husband is on business in Canada right now, but as soon as he gets back I’ll greet him at the door w/ the vacuum…it’s only fair anyways – he’s been gone a month!
How did you make a post about vacuuming so funny?! We entered… Done ! Yay! What a fun giveaway!
Well then tell him that your fans find him McHottie. 🙂 Enjoy him. yummmm
and it is pink 😉
I am moved Ilana. My heart is pounding. I need this vaccum
The puns! I love the puns! Who knew reading about a vacuum could be so entertaining.
Entering right away! We are in dire need of a new vacuum around here.
I have the animal – my second Dyson, first still works it is just so stinking heavy for stairs.
ha ha- too funny ! I almost skipped over this one- glad i didn’t. you take sponsored posts to a whole new (readable) level.
my husband is at home most of the day doing all these sexy (?? sorta?) dad things but I’m not there to take any photos. but, then again I don’t have a smartphone/ IG to enter anyway! 🙂
Wireless vacuuming! Yes! And the hubby doing the vacuuming is even better! I just love it when dad’s clean the house. It’s like showing real love right there. Right? BTW, my fave pics u got there are the ones where he’s carrying the baby and the one lifting the couch. TOTAL manliness, I tell you!
I’m totally bummed, my husband is out of town til July 9 🙁 But good luck to the rest of the ladies with sexy, household work-doing husbands!
I actually missed this entire post — but when you said ‘before and after dirt pics’ I was like HOTNESS. Your husband isn’t bad either.
awwww man! I would have LOVED to enter this contest! My husband is an Army veteran and a fabulous dad. He does so much for the kids even when he’s deployed. Would have been a great contest to enter….too bad I missed it 🙁