Lunar New Year 2022: 祝您新年快乐,身体健康

Chinese New Year 2022The Holiday that’s celebrated by almost two billion people across the world, known as Chinese New Year and Spring Festival, is upon us!

Though the titles can be used interchangeably, the name Lunar New Year is inclusive to other countries that refer to new year celebrations by different names. Additionally, the holiday has a longstanding connection to the moon.

Although the date varies annually, it will always fall between Jan. 20 and Feb. 21 on the Gregorian calendar. This year, it starts on Lunar New Year’s Eve, beginning on Jan. 31, and ending on Feb. 15, 2022. Only the first seven days, Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, are considered a public holiday.

Another constant is that each year has a corresponding animal from the Chinese zodiac, based on ancient Chinese mythology; 2022 will mark the Year of the Tiger.

Previous Tiger Years include 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and 2010

(click on the photos for details)

Thank you to Elle Decor, People, CNN Style, DailyMail UK


Kindness and a Libation

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A very large , “Thank You” for your kind words and glasses lifted up to honor a good Life.

The thoughts and presentations are so lovely. And dievca is working through her bottle over a long period as she replies to texts and phone calls.  A little lubrication to celebrate a Life and ease the pain of kindness.

How are you all doing? What’s going on in your lives?

(dievca’s coming up for air~)


Serving Master in a different manner…

christmas package wrapping

Sometimes you serve sexually, sometimes you serve domestically.
Holiday wrapping party today with dievca serving her Master.
Package wrapping elegance!
And maybe a treat afterward~


Cashmere Cloud for Christmas

Rag Bone Blue Cashmere

Rag & Bone

J Crew Honeycomb Cashmere Sweater Blue

J. Crew

Udeshi Royal Blue Cashmere Beanie

Udeshi

Richard Quinn Bradley Blue Cashmere-quarter-zip

Richard Quinn

Brooklinen Heathered Blue Cashmere sheets

Brooklinen

Nordstrom Signature Blue Cashmere Sweater

Nordstrom Signature

Blue Cashmere Wrap Etsy

Etsy Shop ItalyInCashmere

Elderstatesman Striped Sweater Women's blue
The Elder Statesman


Shopping Suggestions Holiday 2021

dievca shops year round for her Holiday gifts. That said, she also keeps an eye out for items that might be of interest to people of the Masculine persuation ~ or those who like practical and streamlined items. she has the following suggestions for the Holiday 2021 season (UO = Urban Outiftters, top items until the Yellow Submarine Towel – the second set of items are from Huckberry –  a great Masculine driver space, Google Image search a photo and it should take you to the item webpage, last two items from Theragun):


dievca forgot to share~

her Christmas gifts for Master.
All were a “hit” except for the Christopher Raeburn scarf – it was a bit too “hip” 😎
Master chose something from dievca’s list and added four bottles of wine:

Paco Rabanne Peter Saville Lose Youself Tee on sale $144 Net-A-Porter

Kind of a COVID-appropriate exchange – wouldn’t you say?


Bubbies, Tatas, Bazooms, Headlights, Jugs, Melons, Rack, Titties, Shoulder Boulders…

All Shapes of Beauty Tea Towel $18 Uncommon Goods

BOSOM BUDDIES
Your eyes do not deceive you—there are ta-tas on this tea towel, and not the off-the-rack A-B-C kind, either. This lively print celebrates our breast friends in all their wonderful, natural variety, from bountiful bells to adventurous east-west and a many-hued gallery of shapes and sizes in between. Sure to cause a few double- or triple-takes, this piece shares a low-key message about loving ourselves as we are and—bonus!—it might just give some folks an all-new enthusiasm for doing dishes. Designed in Savannah, Georgia. Made in China.
(click photo to purchase)


Festive Lingerie with Coco de Mer


Rivera
Fuji
Azami
Latex


For that Secret Santa gift….

So, your workgroup decided to do a gift exchange and the limit is $20 – dievca found the gift:

BeautyBlender Zodiac Make-up Sponge $20

dievca really hopes someone gets her one because the reviews on the BeautyBlender Sponge are phenomenal and with the zodiac sign it will make the gift “hers”. XO

Zodiac Collection

OK, so your giftee is male.  He might like the make-up sponge, but in case he flows away from make-up, perhaps a Swiss Army Walker kit will do it:

Swiss Army Walker

 


If you are in shopping mode – Gifts for Him

29 ideas for the Men in your Life. Click on the photo for the brand and price of the item. Some of the items are on sale with Black Friday. The item dievca bought Master for Christmas is among the mix. XO


dievca’s Holiday wishlist

Do you have a wishlist this year?
dievca does~
Sky’s the limit on a couple of items. XO

(click on the photos for links to purchase)

FarFetch Pomellato 18K Chainlink Bracelet $23,000

N. Peal Cashmere Ribbed Gloves FarFetch $88

Alice + Olivia Julian Paisley Oversized Puffer $795

Ivy Park Adidas Three Stripe Green Beanie – price varies StockXX around $40

Closed Italian Wool Fabric Coat Archive Blue $565

Oh! Ball Foot Massager $35

Herno Blue Fur Puffy Jacket on sale $466 FarFetched

Julian Snelling Red Crystal Buttplug 49 Euro

Moschino Prince of Wales Plaid Coat with Bleached Flowers $1260

Paco Rabanne Peter Saville Lose Yourself Tee on sale $144 Net-A-Porter

Uniqlo Cashmere Knit Beanie Dark Brown $29.90

Planet E Mesh Produce Bag $13.99 Amazon

SPINELLI KILCOLLIN Daphnie Ring $569 Matches Fashion

Tory Burch bandana towel green on sale $99 at Tory Burch

Trader Joes almond butter $15.99 at Amazon

RooTote Woodstock Sleeping Deli Bag – unknown, lurk on resale sites…

Celine High Neck 100% Cashmere Sweater 1980 Euros Grey

Ganni recycled rubber Wellies $245 out-of-stock lurk on resale sites

Peter Do Mixed Media Silver Chains Choker $675


Links with Machete Jewelry

dievca saw the following photo somewhere – liked the outfit and then focussed on the necklace.
Chains, chunky, YES!

Getty Images: Katie Holmes 07/2020

So, dievca went hunting for the necklace and found it could be pre-ordered at http://www.ShopMachete.com

Master was looking for a Birthday gift for His dievca and she told him about the necklace. she also mentioned an anklet.

The chains can be interchanged. The Gold large link can be removed, the anklet added to make a larger necklace – interchangeable parts to make things interesting.

Features:

  • Heavyweight. 14k Gold & Sterling Silver Plated Brass
  • Handmade and engraved logo
  • Removable links to add and subtract for a longer necklace or create a bracelet

Some other pieces from the brand:

ABOUT
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, MACHETE is a line of eco-conscious, affordable jewelry & accessories for everyday wear. MACHETE is frequently featured with Vogue, Bazaar, Instyle, Atelier Doré, and throughout publications worldwide.

Known for our Tortoise acetate disc earrings and patterns, the cellulose acetate & bio-acetate we source is high quality and non-petroleum based. Cellulose acetate and bio-acetate are natural and renewable materials, providing an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based materials. All of our jewelry is stored and shipped in custom, eco-friendly UVA zip bags for convenient storing & organizing your MACHETE collections.

Due to the high quality and natural material of our tortoise shell, each pattern is unique and may vary. All of our metals are comprised of recycled brass & ethically sourced silver & gold. Our earring posts are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel, sterling silver, or solid gold.

THE DESIGNER
Jennifer J Matchett, Founder, Designer, and Creative Director of MACHETE, graduated with a degree in Art History from Gainesville, Florida. Inspired by her collections of antique and vintage jewelry, she began creating pieces out of vintage Italian acetate. Jennifer quickly became widely known for her Tortoise acetate disc earrings and was profiled with Vogue in 2017. She currently works alongside her husband Cale, and their small team in the Atlanta area.

GIVING BACK
MACHETE and its team proudly contribute continued support to the following organizations:

The CFDA Foundation, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, SCAD Design for Sustainability Scholarship, Every Mother Counts, Human Rights First, Global Fund For Women, Center for Reproductive Rights, The Joyful Hearts Foundation, Safe Horizon, End the Backlog, Women’s March, Everytown for Gun Safety, EarthJustice, National Parks Foundation, 1% for the Planet.

RESPONSIBILITY
MACHETE is committed to being ecologically and environmentally responsible. We work to reduce our impact on the environment by practicing waste reduction in our offices and production area.


When a friend knows you well enough to buy you a vibrator (something of use)

OK, it is a vibrating roller – but it still falls in the vibration causes pleasure category!

dievca should explain…
she is a huge fan of the Power Plate Machine at her gym. It’s helped her strengthen her body.

More importantly, it helped her loosen her insanely tight quads, glutes, calves, feet, and hamstring muscles.

(Note the roller…)

When COVID-19 hit, dievca was out-of-luck with using the Power Plate machine at her gym.  she had to depend on her heating pad, foam roller and heavy-duty time consuming traditional stretching. Not a worry when you have time to spare, but the results were not as euphoric as using the vibrating plate with a roller.

NYC is expecting COVID-19 to hit, again.

dievca’s access to the Power Plate will disappear.

But, it is not a problem anymore. dievca’s friend bought her a vibrator.
In the form of a Vibrating Foam Roller:

Next Roller vibrating foam roller $99 from Amazon (click photo for link) 

  • Three speeds of vibration
  • Portable
  • Rechargeable
  • One Year Warranty

Looks like a good solution for tight muscles in quarantine or any other time.
It works well, dievca used it immediately.

An amazing birthday gift, right?😍


A pill to make it better~

As dievca sits here with a heating pad on her calves and ice on her knee…
wouldn’t it be lovely to just take a pill to make it better?
What is it?
Aging.

 

Judith Leiber Prescription Crystal Pillbox SAKS $795 (click photo)


If you are wishing for a Unicorn

Definition 1 of Unicorn related to the BDSM Lifestyle:
There’s a term nearly everybody in the Swinger world, the BDSM world, and the Polyamorous world is familiar with, summarized in one neat, pretty, sparkly mental image of one word: Unicorn. On the surface it’s a simple term, relating to the mythical creature of lore that is rumored to exist but is nearly impossible to find. Furthermore, once found, it’s nearly impossible to keep, for, after all, nobody can really own a unicorn. (credit absinthepassion.wordpress.com )

Definition 2:
Colloquial; Synonym for hot or Bi babe or HBB, often derogatory, condescending, or ironic. A bisexual person usually though not always female, who is willing to join an existing couple, often with the presumption that this person will date and become sexually involved with both members of that couple, and not demand anything or do anything which might cause problems or inconvenience to that couple.

The term is often used to be dismissive of a couple seen to be only superficially polyamorous. Because of the demands that this type of couple places on the woman (that she be single and not take on any additional partners, and become involved with both members of the couple equally, and often “complete” their family as a surrogate mother and housekeeper and/or breadwinner and not do anything that may threaten or disrupt the existing couple), many in the poly community call this type of woman a ‘Unicorn’, as in mythical and not likely to be found, even though there are plenty of bi-poly women around.

Sometimes the unicorn is expected to not develop any emotional attachment and is strictly there for a sexual relationship (equally distributed to both members of the dyad) and/or is prescripted as a secondary. This term is used as a reminder that bi-poly women are people with their own desires, needs, and pre-existing lives, and not fantasy figures or pets.
(credit Urban dictionary.com).

If you are looking for a Unicorn buying this Pouch might be a great deal easier.
And it is a lovely item for the Little in your life. XO

Opening Ceremony UNDERCOVER Unicorn Pouch
Printed leather front
White leather back
Zip back closure
On sale for $60 with further discounts available
Opening Ceremony is closing their stores and temporarily closing their website. The sale is quite good.


Practical Flowers for the Flower Super Moon and Mother’s Day

When is the Super Flower Moon?

May 2020’s full moon phase occurs at precisely 10:45 Universal Time on Thursday, May 7 — a global time that translates to 6:45 a.m. ET and 3:45 a.m. PT. That’s the moment of 100 percent illumination – seeing it before or after that time will offer you a chance to shake your wallet at the moon to come into money! May your skies be clear. XO

Maybe, instead,  you can shake your floral tools at the Super Moon and all your DIY projects will be completed...

Note: this is the last Super Moon for 2020

April Showers bring May Flowers in more ways that one.
Something lovely for all the handy Mothers in the World on Mother’s Day (May 10th, 2020).
Something handy for those Non-Traditional Mother’s and Goddess’, too.

Ms. Fix It Floral Tool Kit $55.00 from ShopBop @Home

DETAILS

  • Includes: Scissor, 10 ft tape measure, four-in-one screwdriver, hammer with a screwdriver
  • Floral print
  • Spot clean
  • Imported, China
  • Pouch shell: 100% polyester
Style #SHOME30258
Measurements
Pouch:
Length: 9.75in / 25cm
Height: 5.5in / 14cm
Depth: 1.75in / 4.5cm
Tackle that lingering household project in style with this convenient toolset, which is extra charming and eye-catching with a vivid floral print.


Happy Chinese Lunar New Year’s Eve 2020 – Year of the Rat!

“Heavy Metal Rat” (Click photo to buy on eBay.)

Welcome to the year of the Rat!

When a Rat Year comes, it generally delivers new experiences with favorable outcomes for all of the signs. The Metal element aspect also indicates success, as this is the element of production. Metal is strong, determined, and resolute.

click on photos for brand


a side note – sweet treats

So, dievca’s cousin said she didn’t think the Church had orechovnik (nut roll) available, but another cousin said he knew a bakery in Ohio which does mail-order and is quite good.

Note: dievca is the youngest of a SLEW of older cousins with an 8-year gap between her and the nearest in age – you know those Catholics, no birth control. 🙄

click photo for website link

Hungarian Apricot Kolaches

dievca ordered a bunch of orechovnik and koláče for her parents and her one brother who is celebrating his birthday. Everything arrived on time and in excellent condition. The koláče went over very well with dievca’s brother and her Mother. Dad prefers his orchnovnik. They froze two extra nut rolls for when dievca arrives in February.

If you read the bakery’s history, it tells about when they decided to focus on one location and online presence – they trimmed their offerings to the most popular items. That ended up being mostly eastern European baked goods.

Apparently a good choice.


still confused about Boxing Day….

Squirrels Fighting over berries Canadian photographer Andre Villeneuve 2013

The New Boxing Day Sport – Shopping

Another ‘sport’ to emerge in recent years is shopping. Sales used to start in January, post-New Year, but the desire to grab a bargain and for shops to off-load stock means many now begin on Boxing Day.

So, do you fight over a bargain on Boxing Day?

 


Christmas Coffee


❤Did you get my Christmas Card? ❤


For the submissive in your Life!

‘This is Ground’ leather cord taco $9.99

Sharing their BDSM leanings with the World in a useful manner. XO

 


Some Things of Use – Holiday Shopping for the Gents

Click on each photo, a link to buy the item is set if wanted.

Alternate View

Orvis Merino Wool Zipneck Sweater Ocean $119

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CB2 Double Loop Knot $60

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32BarBlues Juke Joint in my House boxer briefs $24

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Orvis personalized leather-bound Atlas Series $49

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Annie B. sea salt caramels 10 pc bag $6

Pendleton Avalanche Coat $295

Alternate View

Orvis Gentleman’s Pocket Knife $159

 

Prana Journeyman T-shirt Bear Hug $35

Wolf Pack Journeyman T-shirt Wolf Pack Journeyman T-shirt, Matcha Heather

Prana Journeyman T-shirt Wolfpack $17.50

Paper Bag Recycling Bin

Uncommon Goods Paper Bag Recycling Bin $58

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CB2 10 foot Indigo Night Cable $33.99

Drop Wireless Indigo Charger - Image 1 of 7

CB2 Drop Wireless Indigo Charger $47.96

Stio Men’s Shot 7 Down Jacket $549

Olympia Provisions Summer Sausage $24

Carbon2Cobalt Black Serendipity Sweater $99

Heritage Brown Leather Jump Rope - Image 1 of 4

CB2 Heritage Brown Leather Jump Rope

Cotton Gauze Lightweight Grey Bath Robe - Image 2 of 2

CB2 Men’s Cotton Gauze Lightweight Grey Bath Robe $49.95

Daily Calendar Pad 6 Months - Image 1 of 4

CB2 Daily Calendar Pad 6 Months $24

 

 

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ASOBU Black Kool Brew Coffee Maker $39

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Naked Cashmere Riley Unisex Sweater $250

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CB2 Wire Tassel Grey Horsehair Keychain $38.25

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Outdoor Element Flint Multi-Tool Carabiner $14.95

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32BarBlues Jersey Knit cotton sweater $114

Everyone is doing a suggestion list (Have you seen Buzzfeed?) dievca’s is from magazine/catalog clippings she has kept throughout the year – thinking of the men in her Life. Right now she is stuck on her Dad – he needs “gummy” in the waist of his pants…the comfort-waist runs a bit larger than his svelte (very) 30″ waist (28″ maybe). He IS eating. Wish her luck!


A Present for Sir or Madam?

Is it a present if a submissive offers their Sir or Madam a chair orgasm?
A front-row view of masturbation in sexy underpinnings?
Please let dievca know, she’s got the bones of a plan and would love to ‘flesh’ it out.


Special

Christopher Kate Black Intarsia Special Sweater

dievca really wants to buy this sweater for a close friend. It would be given with a great deal of humor.

Because dievca is returning to Scandinavia for work, she’s been running around buying hair dye, allergy meds, Coach items, etc. Some are items people have requested and the rest are gifts dievca has found for friends.

One of her very close friends speaks excellent English. But sometimes words take a different meaning in another country.  Like the word “Special” – here’s the Mirriam-Webster definition:

special

adjective

spe·​cial | \ ˈspe-shəl  \

Definition of special

1distinguished by some unusual quality especially:: being in some way superior our special blend
2held in particular esteem special friend
3areadily distinguishable from others of the same category: UNIQUE they set it apart as a special day of thanksgiving
bof, relating to or constituting a species: SPECIFIC
4being other than the usual: ADDITIONALEXTRA
5designed for a particular purpose or occasion

noun

Definition of special

1one that is used for a special service or occasion caught the commuter special to work
2something (such as a television program) that is not part of a regular series
3a featured dish at a restaurant the specials of the day

 

None of these definitions apply to how, dievca’s friend uses the word, “Special”. The friend uses the word to describe someone who is high maintenance and demanding or a little bit crazy. Someone who is a pain-in-the-neck.    that one? she’s special

The word is said with an inferred eyeball roll.

OK – its sarcasm.

Wouldn’t this sweater be great for someone who is (wait for it….) special herself? dievca’s friend would laugh so hard if she received this sweater as a gift.

Do you know anyone who is…..Special?


Taming the Wild

dievca went with the Catherine Deneuve swept-back bob throughout the winter when she could control her hair.

Summer brings on NYC’s heat and humidity and the curls attached to dievca’s head start to spring out.

Master is pleased. He loves His dievca’s curls and D/s play has a way of making those curls explode with Joy.

That extra hair explosion is tough to control in a glamorous way and tucking dievca’s hair in a baseball cap doesn’t work with a bike helmet.

Thank goodness that hair accessories are making a HUGE comeback.

Now, dievca has used the lovely piece Master gave her for her birthday:

Lauren Landa Wisconsin Moonstone Hairpin

That hairpin is fabulous for an “earthy” look,
but dievca needs some contemporary options to present in.
Tort Hairware from the UK offers those interesting options:

Tort is your hair’s best friend. The item you reach for when you want to feel cute, need to make your day (or outfit) better, or hate everything in your wardrobe. Think of us as a jewellery box for your locks.

Long, short, afro, curly, weave, black, blonde, pink, grey: we don’t discriminate. Our clips have been tested on all hair types meaning there’s something for everyone.

Tort was founded in London by Mona Ghafoori in 2019 after demand from her friends for clips that both hold well, and look cool. The clips are named after powerful women in her life, from a septuagenarian style icon to a trendsetting two-year-old. Life’s too short to have boring hair.


Something of use for the green thumb (or not): Mason Jar Herb Garden

click photo to purchase the kit at Uncommon Goods

Well, the Mason Jars work!
Master’s gift to dievca is a winner. she’s starting to use the herbs. The basil is amazing in a Caprese Salad. The plants are adding a touch of green to dievca’s apartment,
plus, they don’t take up much space.
Something of use for those with a

green thumb.

…or not.


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: