Happy 4th of July!
Looks like Susan Hayward had the same challenges as dievca with humidity and wild-a** hair!
Enjoy your Day!!
Do you own an apron? Do you use it while BBQ-ing or baking?
dievca has never owned one. she’s not sure of what she is missing Her friends have laughed at her and asked what she does for dinner parties.
she cooks, changes, and hopes for the best afterward.
What about an Apron as a D/s Presentation Outfit?
Hmm, could be interesting but one might need to be careful when sitting or leaning against the countertop.
dievca found the apron she wants:
The RE/DONE | Levi’s Denim Apron is created from scraps of vintage Levi’s, reducing production waste and creating functional, machine washable, and collectible kitchen-wear. Each apron is upcycled using a waterless process from unique vintage materials and is completely one-of-a-kind.
The shades of indigo will differ from the product image due to each item being one-of-a-kind. Twenty percent of sales will be donated to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation. RE/done
And Just for the fun of it:
The first railcar-style diners popped up in New Jersey in the early 1900s.
New Jersey essentially became “ground zero” for diners.
Railcar-style diners were modeled after rail carriages or sometimes converted from the original train cars into stand-alone eateries. Diners were constructed in factories and then shipped to their destinations, much like mobile homes, and were relatively affordable to purchase at just $1,000.
Once they arrived, the utilities simply had to be connected. Since diners, or “lunch cars,” had to be shipped using a truck or railcar, they were designed to be narrow.
At one point, nearly 95% of the shippable restaurants were manufactured in New Jersey.
And a “Thank You” to Insider.com
has to be regenerated, somehow.
dievca passed out early and hard, woke up late, and is re-energized.
Happy Sunday to you!
People always talk about Trust in a BDSM relationship.
If it works well, the embarrassment factor of any activity disappears.
Your Sir or Madam has seen or will see all realms of awkwardness if you are adventurous.
Sexually or just within the Power Exchange.
The good news is with Trust you will look at your Dominant or submissive and think,
“Oh-Yes, I want to do that again!”
Marie was born in Kentucky, the daughter of a former Ziegfeld Girl and granddaughter of opera singer. At the age of 15, Marie became a Powers model and dropped out of school so she could enter beauty pageants, winning the title of “Miss Yonkers” and “The Queen of Coney Island” on the way to becoming “Miss New York” in 1939. Soon after, she moved to Hollywood and became a singer with Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra, but could only land movie roles in the chorus line or small one-line parts.
Lacking the talent to really make it in Hollywood, she sought attention through scandal.
On top of 7 marriages, she had affairs with two of Elizabeth Taylor’s ex-husbands and even mobster Bugsy Siegel. In 1957 she got national attention by claiming to have been kidnapped by two men. Afterwards, her tabloid appearances were numerous, with car accidents, arrests, alcoholism, drug abuse, and ultimately committed to a psychiatric clinic.
After escaping from the clinic, and a wild string of abuse and excess. In 1965, McDonald was found dead at the age of 42 as a result of a drug overdose. Her widower followed.
dievca is now planning to stay away from white lingerie….
Master asked for help with Spring Cleaning.
Now is the time to do it.
Anyone else deep cleaning during this ‘pause’?
How about in the nude?
Happy Valentine’s Day!
from Your dievča
The idiom: брать/взять себя в руки
Literal translation: “To take oneself in one’s hands.”
What it means: “It means ‘to pull yourself together.’”
Other languages this idiom exists in: Translators tell us that there is a German version of this idiom too: “Sich zusammenreißen,” which translates literally as “to tear oneself together.” And in Polish, the same idea is expressed by the phrase, “we take ourselves into our fist (wziąć się w garść).”
Two typically American Psuedo Holidays…Groundhog Day and Super Bowl Sunday.
Punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog in PA) saw no shadow, predicts early spring. For many in the Lower 48, it’s been a year without a winter. Temperatures have stayed well above average, while snow has been scarce. It sounds like the mosquitos will be fierce this summer.
As for the Super Bowl? The two teams are not of interest to dievca – Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. She’s making Rotel Dip and rooting for Kansas City, just to be social at a friend’s Super Bowl Party.
If you are going or hosting a party, have fun!
dievca ran into this photo of Grace Kelly and thought, “No way”.
“The Blast tracked down Jeffrey Yarber, the artist behind the piece, who tells us the ‘photograph’ is one of thousands of celebrity fantasy artworks he has digitally created and sold over the years. In other words, he created the photo, it isn’t an actual bottomless Grace Kelly photo shoot.
(Kim Kardashian shared a ‘topless’ Marilyn Monroe photo created by Yarber.) Kim’s hardly the first to share the Marilyn portrait, and Kardashian is so art savvy that she probably knew it wasn’t genuine, but tons of people thought it was legit.
As for the faux photo, Yarber says, ‘Fakes is a genre, I, and about four other fellows, originated. My artworks are marketed around the world, and are offered in just about every medium there is.’
Yarber tells us people — including respected galleries — often mistake his prints for originals, but he doesn’t like to correct them, adamant that his pieces are ‘virtually real, depicting the actual subjects in actual settings, without flaw.’”
What do you think?
dievca can’t decide if she is offended by the “Fakes” genre or humored. It’s something that is making her go, “Hmmm”. So, she is going to use the song to get her moving this morning.
Sometimes you walk the City in complete wonder. Viewing the Empire State building on a clear Sunday morning after a messy weather Saturday night. (Zoom on the photo, its lovely)
Then you head to a grocery store for items to make a Ham Bone and Potato Soup using the Christmas Hambone.
The recipe turns out to be a keeper.
1 ham bone, with visible meat
1 medium onion, diced
4 cups water
1⁄2 teaspoon celery seeds or 1 stalk celery, chopped
1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
5 medium red potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes
1⁄2 cup butter
1⁄2 cup flour
- Place the first 6 ingredients in a Dutch Oven, bring to a boil over medium heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until meat easily comes off the bone with a fork. Shred ham from the bone, discard any fat, return meat to the pot. Add diced potatoes, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.
- While potatoes are cooking, in a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat being careful not to brown. Add flour, stirring constantly until incorporated well. Bring heat to medium/high and gradually stir in the Half n Half until creamy, thick and bubbly, stirring constantly, being careful not to scorch. Once it thickly coats the spoon, remove from heat.
- When the potatoes are tender, stir the sauce mixture into the potato pot over medium heat, stirring constantly. Let simmer until soup reaches the desired consistency. You can add milk to adjust.
- There has been no salt added to this point. Add salt, pepper, garlic, herbs or seasonings to your taste.
- dievca added a finely chopped garlic clove and a chicken bouillon cube at the beginning. 3 chopped carrots and cauliflower pieces were added with the potatoes.
Recipe from Food.com – Shelley Lee is the author
Vikki Dougan: Did she inspire the drawing of Jessica Rabbit?
Maybe….or maybe not…
Her back and lingerie might just inspire a Presentation Outfit:
dievca might just have to pull out the Agent Provocateur ‘Baroness” silk slip in Navy.
dievca is worried about this happening at Christmas dinner:
But she has fantastic friends, so dinner should be more elegant:
It doesn’t matter as long as everyone feels welcome and enjoys themselves.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
from dievca’s home to yours
Quote from 'It's a Wonderful Life'
Graphic: Al Moore, pin-up
As dievca is pulling items out for a Christmas Dinner with friends, she realized that this
Crate & Barrel serving platter has been in her life for about 30 years. It’s a piece that has a lot of mileage on it and still looks lovely. The bonus is that the removable dip container can be refilled without moving the whole server and it cleans up easily.
Do you use or need something similar?
dievca was curious if Crate & Barrel still offered this item — No.
she saw it on resale sites (apparently others did not find it as useful or broke the dip holder…)
The closest items she found on the Crate & Barrel website and in stores are:
Dip piece is attached….no ease of refilling. Dishwasher safe, though.
Close, but that dip bowl will move around as people use it.
Lovely – but glass? dievca would break something within the next 30 years.
So, it looks like dievca will stay with her old favorite! 😉
dievca’s washed a lot of sheets and items of clothing these past few days.
All towards getting a sleeping schedule and meds correct. It’s still not down solid.
The all-encompassing Family challenges have taken their toll.
Normally dievca tries to start out the week with a bit of coffee happiness – on Mondays.
Apparently, her coffee post went out on a Sunday.
That doesn’t really matter in the big picture until dievca flies out on an early flight and needs to figure out which day of the week it was for work. she was thinking the Coffee post went out on a Monday – when it didn’t… then she panicked about which day it was~
It took brain dead dievca thirty minutes to figure out the correct day of the week.
dievca’s Parents are alive – maybe not kicking hard, but still kicking. dievca is not kicking it.
“If I do demoralize an audience, as some people say, then I’m glad I do it. People need a loosening up. Most of the people in this country are hypocritical, too many put on a front of being shocked at certain kinds of behavior. It’s a joke to think I could demoralize anyone with this little act. If one has morals, then they can’t be taken away by me or anyone else.” ~ Lili St. Cyr
For a sample of Lili St. Cyr’s striptease, click here.
dievca grew up washing the interior windows of her house, weekly.
So, Master asked for help with cleaning His windows as a present.
two-man…uh…one Dom and one sub job.
Maybe dievca can show Master her pipe-cleaning skills, too.
here’s a little window cleaning fun:
she thought it was allergies…it seems to be more.
dievca’s babying herself and self-medicating with her homemade
Chicken Noodle soup.
Cross fingers the cold passes in time for Master’s birthday.
Wishing you good health as cold and flu season begins.
Did you get your flu shot?
Graphic: Gil Elvgrin
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And that is where dievca is going for Master’s future Ladylike looks. Hello HVN!
The 1957 Calendar dates are correct, we have moved into Libra Season and dievca will be another year older.
They say you should never stop learning and dievca now knows what a Pipe Reamer is….do you?
she can’t decide if the calendar girl pin-up riding the pipe reamer is an innocent illustration of a girl selling a tool, or a tongue-in-cheek sexual message.
Well, this Miss September will be viewing her very own pipe reamer this morning.
Should be fun😘
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but it looks awfully fun!
graceful, polite, and behaving in a way that is thought to be socially acceptable for a woman:.
In dress, it is controlled, elegant, classic and conservative:
Master’s favorite look.
dievca has gotten away from it. The process takes time and patience. A consistency of body-size.
Worrying about elderly parents, travel, aging takes its toll. A general tendency towards quirky and downtown chic pulls dievca when given a choice to spend money on clothing…
Master does like to see His dievca in her downtown chic plumage, but D/s-wise He prefers “ladylike”.
Why does this matter?
dievca has been clearing and revamping her closet – she’s sold a great deal on the RealReal, eBay and at Buffalo Exchange. Her money has not gone towards any ladylike items…
she’s gone more practical, focusing on items that she desired during the past year, which went on sale:
she will have to ask Master how He feels about her negligence of ladylike dressing. He is entertained by her eclectic closet and He knows her focus has been on Family/Life items.
The luxury of being “Ladylike” will just have to wait until dievca can refocus.
Standard Corset = Long at the front but not the sides: Standard length corsets work for women with a torso length of about 8″ or more (seated measurement).
Long Corset = Long or “longline” corsets will need a torso length of about 11″ or more (while seated) to allow the wearer to sit while corseted.
Thinking of a Presentation Outfit for Master.
He has a deep fondness for corsets.
This is a longline black lace corset with stocking and cage heels. Curled hair and a deep-colored lip. The only problem? dievca has a short waist, so she may not be able to sit down.
Time to get searching.
I always think that age is a natural progression, and I’m ready for it. Whatever. I’m going to be the best 85-year-old that I can be if I’m still around.
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”