Spring

Photo: Philippe Halsman, Audrey Hepburn jumping

be full of the joys of spring

uk humorous

to be very happy:

She bounced into the office, full of the joys of spring.


Speaking of the Joys of Spring – the gift from Master.
The start of dievca’s Garden.



Three Things to Wish for~

AHH Fornicouture Etna Anal Stimulator

  • This gorgeous anal plug from Coco de Mer, cast in bronze – coated in 24K gold = £408.33

Marla Aaron Biker Chain and Baby Lock Collar

  • An amazing Marla Aaron 15″ collar in sterling silver with a black rhodium finish, 14K gold loops with a 14K gold  carabiner lock = $560.00

Theo James for Hugo Boss

  • The best is Master’s Kiss, free with the offering of your trust and possibly your heart.

 


Year of the Pig 2019

Year of the Earth Pig 2019 :
a year of fortune and luck!

The Pig occupies the last (12th) place in the Chinese Zodiac. You are a “Pig Chinese Zodiac native” if you are born in one of these years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 .

2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest! 2019 is going to be full of joy, a year of friendship and love for all the zodiac signs; an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life.

A Sneak Peek Of What Year 2019 Will Be Like For You

  • 🐀 Rat – A year full of happiness and prosperity!
  • 🐂 Ox – A good year for Ox. A time with good opportunities to make money.
  • 🐅 Tiger – Born in a strong and independent zodiac sign, as a general rule, you do what you please. This year through, you will need to learn how to come to terms with others.
  • 🐇 Rabbit – An excellent year is waiting for you! A bit less wary than usual, you will easily get close to others and make new friends.
  • 🐉 Dragon – For you, the impact of the Pig’s calmness will mean a year of reconsideration.
  • 🐍 Snake – This year you’ll have to be combative and persuasive
  • 🐎 Horse – The year of the Pig 2019 is going to be more auspicious than the Dog Year 2018 !
  • 🐐 Goat – A 2019 year under the mark of chance, when all your ambitions will be fulfilled .
  • 🐒 Monkey – A year under the influence of chance !.
  • 🐓 Rooster – This year you need to actually pay attention to the quality of your relationships with others, if you want to succeed.
  • 🐕 Dog – This year count only on your own efforts to succeed.
  • 🐖 Pig – The year 2019 is yours, right? Start by setting your priorities and then get to work: once you start moving, you will start seeing results.

Perhaps some things to grease your way into the Year of the Pig:

Thank you to TheChineseZodiac.org


So what DID Master and dievca

get for the Holidays?

Well those Aquazzura boots that dievca wanted were $800+, on sale. And the Chloe green leather Trench? $4K.  So, both pieces were dreamy, but not realistic.

dievca asked for more simple items:

Uncommon Goods Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden hydroponic planters (click photo)

she’s desperate to start a garden, again…
and something to carry her jewelry and Collar to Master’s in a slimfit line:

Sundance Catalog Luxurious Leather Jewelry Pouch (click photo)

Master? dievca went very practical after a closet clear-out, which Master loved:


Amazon Prime Holiday Gifts for Him (or Her)

dievca normally buys Holiday Gifts throughout the year. This year, she is running a bit late….hence the Christmas Gift Post for Him on December 15th. All of the items on this page can be bought at Amazon and have Prime shipping available. Hope this list helps you out. XO
(Click on the photos to purchase an item.)

JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Speaker Bluetooth

que Bottle – Designed for Travel and Outdoor. Collapsible Water Bottle – 20oz

32 Degrees Men’s down packable down vests black

Old World Christmas Blown Glass Ornament Coffee Pot

YETI Rambler 18oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Bottle with Cap

Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Commuter Backpack

Swiss Army Knife – Tourist

Blue House Candies, Sea Salt Caramels


Useful items in the City…

…or Elsewhere.

#1 Baggu Nylon Shopping Tote

dievca is on a kick to streamline her closets and hidden spaces. It’s not Maria Kondo: KonMari Method, but it is the “try everything on” (clothing) – “wear everything once to make sure before discarding” (handbags, accessories, shoes) and decide if it is going to useful in 5 years.

dievca has been known to keep something unused for 5+ years and then use it till its falling apart the next 5 years.  “I know why you bought that” is a common statement via dievca’s Mother, dievca’s friends and Master when sorting her stuff.

dievca does not own crap…. so this is an editor’s edit.
Sometimes it takes 5 rounds before something goes, or not.
dievca hates the thought, “I should have kept that _________ (fill in the blank).”

OK, short version.

Weekly, dievca would like to offer pieces that make it through the rounds of editing and have been really useful in NYC. she suspects that they will be useful to others, too.

In no particular order:

#1: Baggu Reusable Shopping Bags

Can be carried in your hand or over your shoulder. Holds 2-3 plastic grocery bags worth of stuff.
Folds into a flat 5 in. x 5 in. pouch. Holds 50 lbs.

25.5 in. H x 15.5 in. W x 6 in. D.
100% ripstop nylon.
Machine washable.
$10

There are larger and smaller options, if you are interested. (click the link above)

dievca has bought these as gifts for New Yorkers, male and female, knowing they fit into a handbag or backpack easily. They are great for shopping, carrying garbage out of a park, collecting papers – anything you need to schlep in the City. The patterns change seasonally and can make a statement.
Yes, Master has some via dievca.

dievca’s Baggu nylon bags are going on 11 years old. she bought her first ones when the company started in 2007. They hold up and wash well.

dievca also has two Baggu leather bags, but that is more a statement on a classic casual handbag shape.
One in brown, one in black.


The language of Flowers: which are you?

Flowers.
A lovely gift to bring someone. Male or Female. A very Dutch gift.
Do you bring flowers that you love? Especially if you don’t know what flowers the giftee loves?
Do you try to guess what they might like?

Or would you think about the flower’s meanings? Send a message?

In dievca’s High School, clubs would sell Carnations on Valentine’s Day to raise money for their activities:

A  White Carnation meant “Friends”
Red meant “Lovers”
Pink meant “Secret Admirer”

For 50 cents, you would pre-order and send the flowers with a message to the classroom where you knew your “target” was sitting. The pink carnations were quite desirable.

Hmm, fun to remember that~wonder if they still do it.

dievca received three sets of flowers for her Birthday.

Which bouquet of flowers do you think is her?


White rose: purity, innocence, reverence, a new beginning, a fresh start.
Red rose: love, I love you
Deep, dark crimson rose: mourning
Pink roses: grace, happiness, gentleness
Yellow rose: joy, friendship, the promise of a new beginning
Orange rose: desire and enthusiasm
Lavender rose: love at first sight
Coral rose: friendship, modesty, sympathy

Celosia (Cockscomb) – Boldness/Courage or Affection, Singularity, Silliness.

Gerber Daisy (Gerbera): Innocence, Purity
Carnation (red): Love, Admiration, Friendship, Pride, Passion
Carnation (yellow): Disappointment, Rejection, Disdain
Hydrangea (foliage and flowers): Thank You for Understanding, sometimes Heartlessness
Rose (red): love, I love you
Mums (yellow): Happiness, also Slighted Love, Dejection
Mums (white): Truth, Hope, Loyal Love, Pure & True Affections

More importantly, which flowers are you?

Farmer’s Almanac Symbolic Meanings of Herbs, Flowers and Other Plants
Aloe Healing, protection, affection
Amaryllis Pride
Anemone Forsaken
Angelica Inspiration
Apple blossom Preference
Arborvitae Unchanging friendship
Aster Symbol of Love, Daintiness
Bachelor’s button Single blessedness
Basil Good wishes
Bay Glory
Begonia Beware
Bittersweet Truth
Black-eyed Susan Justice
Bluebell Humility, kindness
Candytuft Indifference
Carnation Women, Love
– Red carnation My Heart Aches, admiration
– White carnation Innocence, pure love, women’s good luck gift
– Pink carnation I’ll never forget you
– Yellow carnation Disdain, disappointment, rejection
Chamomile Patience
Chives Usefulness
Chrysanthemum Cheerfulness
Clover, white Think of me
Coreopsis Always cheerful
Coriander Hidden worth
Crocus, spring Youthful gladness
Cumin Fidelity
Cyclamen Resignation and good-bye
Daffodil Regard
Daisy Innocence, hope
Dill Powerful against evil
Edelweiss Courage, devotion
Fennel Flattery
Fern Sincerity, humility; also, magic and bonds of love
Forget-me-not True love memories
Gardenia Secret love
Geranium, oak-leaved True friendship
Gladiolus Remembrance
Goldenrod Encouragement, good fortune
Heliotrope Eternal love
Holly Hope
Hollyhock Ambition
Honeysuckle Bonds of love
Horehound Health
Hyacinth Games and sport, playfulness, rashness
– Blue Hyacinth Constancy of love
– Purple Hyacinth Sorrow, forgiveness, regret
– Yellow Hyacinth Jealousy
– White Hyacinth Loveliness, prayers for someone
Hydrangea Gratitude for being understood; frigidity and heartlessness
Hyssop Sacrifice, cleanliness
Iris A message
Ivy Friendship, continuity
Jasmine, white Sweet love
Lady’s-mantle Comforting
Lavender Devotion, virtue
Lemon balm Sympathy
Lilac Joy of youth
Lily, calla Beauty
Lily, day Chinese emblem for mother
Lily-of-the-valley Sweetness, purity
Lotus Flower Purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth
Magnolia Love of nature
Marigold Despair, grief, jealousy
Marjoram Joy and happiness
Mint Virtue
Morning glory Affection
Myrtle Good luck and love in a marriage
Nasturtium Patriotism
Oak Strength
Oregano Substance
Pansy Thoughts
Parsley Festivity
Peony Bashful, happy life
Pine Humility
Poppy, red Consolation
Rhododendron Danger, flee
Rose, red Love, I love you.
Rose, dark crimson Mourning
Rose, pink Happiness
Rose, white Purity, heavenly, I’m worthy of you
Rose, yellow Jealousy, decrease of love
Rosemary Remembrance
Rue Grace, clear vision
Sage Wisdom, immortality
Salvia, blue I think of you
Salvia, red Forever mine
Savory Spice, interest
Sorrel Affection
Southernwood Constancy, jest
Sunflower Adoration
Sweet pea Pleasures
Sweet William Gallantry
Sweet woodruff Humility
Tansy Hostile thoughts
Tarragon Lasting interest
Thyme Courage, strength
Tulip, red Passion, declaration of love
Tulip, yellow Sunshine in your smile
Valerian Readiness
Violet Loyalty, devotion, faithfulness, modesty
Wallflower Faithfulness in adversity
Willow Sadness
Yarrow Everlasting love
Zinnia Thoughts of absent friends

A more complete table can be found here.