Yes, the coffee will smile at you this morning.
A Cortado is made by combining an equal amount of espresso and steamed milk, usually using one shot of espresso and the equal amount of milk.
Cortado comes from the Spanish word cortar, which means “to cut.” The steamed milk is said to “cut” the espresso to reduce the acidity and intensity of the drink. The Spanish origin is important to the make-up of this drink. Unlike many other popular espresso drinks, the cortado has little to no foam. A smooth go~
GOOD MORNING! and may yours be waiting for you. XO
You may hold my hand for a while,
but you hold my heart forever.
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The celebration day started in 2015
and commences, again, on July 31st!
dievca is “in”!
The O Project is a series of photographs taken by Marcos Alberti, a renowned Brazilian photographer who was behind the 3 Glasses project in 2016. This time, Marcos has worked with Smile Makers to create something daring, unique and meaningful: a series of photos of women before, during and after they climax through self-pleasure. Far from the fake and standardized depiction that porn gives of it, the series showcases the female orgasm as it is: DIVERSE, BEAUTIFUL and EMPOWERING!
Just to keep in mind:
(click here for Marcos Alberti’s other photo project)
You can often wash your troubles away with the right kind of bath.
Throw everything you have into the tub:
Thank you for all your support!
dievca’s team won in a nail biter — a crazy exciting series.
The short video below will give you are recap of the last game.
VIDEO: 11/2/16: Cubs win World Series with 10th-inning rally
And dievca’s Lucky T-shirt – that she kept washing and wearing….
Don’t ask, her Cubs gear wasn’t working.
A bear outfit might be in the mix for a presentation outfit.
Diversity, dievca, Diversity!
Gimme some sugar is a term used to ask for a kiss, where the girl is hot and the kiss is sweet.
dievca’s sugar spoke to her and made her day.
PINK: This morning I woke up and ran downstairs to get a big cup of coffee. It was exactly what I needed. Can you think of anything better? …the coffee was finished…what about tea? Chocolate? It seemed fine! Good morning to you all!
ORANGE: Just came back from work. Turned on the coffee machine and took Jack for a walk in the park. When we came back my coffee was ready. The house smelled wonderful. I took my cup and my book and sat in my favourite armchair. Perfect!
Have a good day! and save dievca some sugar, ok?
XO from the “hot” dievca~
An interesting thing happened to Master and dievca. They planned time for a scene, in advance and met. dievca was running late from work and couldn’t get 100% dressed to present (no make-up, ripped her thigh-hi’s) and Master arrived irritated and needed to talk to let off steam about a situation. Overall, not a problem – other than both parties were distracted and had a hard time finding their D/s focus. Both Master and dievca felt “off” with their experience at the end of the evening.
Compare this to:
Another time when Master and dievca didn’t plan a scene. They met for dinner, no D/s play scheduled – but as they ate their focus on each other became deeper and deeper and a small scene was played out at the end of the evening. Both Master and dievca rode a high of complete focus for two days afterward.
What was the difference?
A study found that presence, not pleasure, brings happiness.
The offering is that no matter what the activity – if you are fully engaged in the moment, pleasurable or not — it’s the full mind engagement which makes you happy.
“A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.” state Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert of Harvard University.
Their Science Magazine study shows that when we are distracted by thoughts, doubts, judgments, daydreams, and other ruminations (conceptual self-awareness), we are inevitably less happy with the activity. In fact, we missed a lot because when we think, we can’t at the same time be available to access the flow of feelings and sensations in our bodies.
Happiness arises when we are fully engaged in the experiences of our bodies in the present moment; when our attention is completely filled up with our body sense (embodied self-awareness).
So, in general, you’ll be far happier feeling, sensing, and being in the moment with whatever you do than trying to think your way to happiness.
Photographer Marcos Alberti‘s photo project, 3 Glasses Later, could be considered a probing investigation into the intoxicated human psyche. But a more accurate description would be that it’s a series of portraits of increasingly tipsy people. Alberti snapped photos of his friends when they were sober — and then again after one, two, and finally three glasses of wine. If this sounds like some of your Facebook albums from freshman year of college, you’re not alone.
“I wanted to show the good side of drinking,” Alberti tells Refinery29. “With friends, in a good and happy environment, and with moderation, wine could be good stuff. [It can] bring people together.”
You can see that, with every glass they drink, Alberti’s subjects look a little happier, a little friendlier, and, yes, definitely drunker. Alberti explains that most of the people he shot weren’t used to being in front of the camera, so they’re visibly much more comfortable by the last photo. Although he tells us that one woman, a model, “asked me to put her in the fridge to take a picture of her, but it didn’t work.” The inventive mind of a slightly buzzed person is truly a thing of wonder.
Click through to view a selection of Alberti’s photos —
What is dievca’s take home from all this?
she thinks everyone looks best after 2 glasses…
she will be stopping after 2…
dievca has mentioned it before — she’s sorry to sound like a broken record — but it was a tough year +.
The good news is that things are lightening up.
Enough that dievca felt justified purchasing a t-shirt that said this:
Granted, people looked at dievca like she was weird (and she is weird) – but the t-shirt from Elizabeth and James TEXTILE fits well and looks good. Actually, dievca looks for this brand in t-shirts — well made, great fabrics, fun.
So, are you HAPPY?
If so, do you want to borrow dievca’s t-shirt for the day?
Pharrell Mashup (Happy Get Lucky) – Pomplamoose
Stop and take stock.
Do you like what you have?
Are you who you want to be?
You can plan to be someone else.
Will you commit to those changes?
Or push them off indefinitely?
I like who I am.
Do I need to change?
Will it make you happy?
We need to be happy with ourselves to offer happiness to others.
Now is all I have.
I offer me.
As I am.
Photo: Unknown-Alan Watts quote.
dievca’s Mother spoke