Traveling, again.

Yep, with the knee still wrapped, dievca is heading west to what Master calls “Flyover Country”.¬† she will be consolidating storage units (with good help), seeing family and friends, taking Mom and Dad’s ashes to Mass, etc.

The corn should be knee high by the 4th of July!

dievca might even get a chance to attend a Midwestern small town 4th of July Parade.

What are you up to for Independence Day? (USA located viewers ūüėė)

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Lagom – something of use

Lagom¬†(pronounced¬†[ňąl…ĎŐāňź…°…Ēm]) is
a¬†Swedish¬†word meaning “just the right amount”.

The word can be variously translated as “in¬†moderation”, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, “just enough”, and “suitable” (in matter of amounts). Whereas words like¬†sufficient¬†and¬†average¬†suggest some degree of abstinence, scarcity, or failure,¬†lagom¬†carries the connotation of appropriateness, although not necessarily perfection. The archetypical Swedish¬†proverb¬†“Lagom √§r b√§st“, literally “The right amount is best”, is also translated as “Enough is as good as a feast”¬†or as “There is virtue in moderation”.

In terms of a NYC apartment Рthe word Lagom is appropriate.  You need enough, but not too much of everything.

aveva – felted wool home goods based out of Malm√∂, Sweden has helped dievca with “just enough” storage in the apartment.

Aveva Felted Wool Home Goods

A plant bucket holds dievca’s workout gear
(yoga block, jump rope, bands, lacrosse ball, pinky ball, etc).

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A tote bag holds her road bike and swimming gear
(helmet, clothing, shoes, gloves, suits, goggles, etc.)

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Subtle softness and colors blend into the NYC skyline without a jarring effect and are easy to reach. 

Just Enough.

Aveva Felted Wool containers flower pots

Items can be found at EUROPEAN Bliss (click here).


marinière and memories

 
A marini√®re (French: [ma Āinj…õ Ā]), or tricot ray√© (French: [t Āiko  Ā…õje]; lit. ‘striped¬†sweater’), is a cotton long-armed¬†shirt¬†with horizontal blue and white¬†stripes.

Bronson-Mens-Breton-Stripe-Long-Sleeve-Shirts-Causaldievca was reading an article about when family members die, its hard to get rid of their “stuff” because of your memories attached to their items or the memories of the person who used the item. Whew – that was a mouthful.¬† For example, dievca has her Dad’s Levi’s looped Terry Cloth Shirt from the 1970’s. With a boat neck and 3/4 sleeves in white with blue stripes it looks like a marini√®re-style shirt. She remembers him wearing it to the Tennis Courts or the Pool. It’s still wearable and looped terry cloth clothing is “in”.

And then there is other stuff that you keep because you think you will use it. And – shocker! – you do use it.¬† Like a vintage Ice Cream scoop (1937) from you Aunt and her two 10″ Aires Box Fans (circa 2004 – received, new in box).

Mind you, those box fans have now been used and knocked over a number of times and because they are plastic/slighty flexible – they keep bouncing back for more. Something of Use!

All three items keep you cool in the Summer, all three items are practical and all three offer memories.
Three items that dievca doesn’t feel guilty for keeping.


Something of Use – Face Mask Bags

If you are like dievca, you have a bunch of zippered pouches lurking around the household ready to catch keys, make-up, masks, and other odds and ends.

If you find yourself sans mask bag and are looking for something a little more classy than a Ziplock bag – Etsy has a couple for you to look at:

MoonAfterYule Mask Bag $10 for one, Etsy. Click on photo to buy.

TorontoDesignsbyM Mask Bags, Etsy. $9 with personalization. Click on photo to purchase.

dievca would love to buy a set but she can’t justify adding to the chaos in her small apartment…
so she is using a pouch from her stash:

Anya Hindmarch Ghost Blueberry Shearling Zip Pouch

It’s easy to find by feel in her backpack. XO


Storage

dievca found the perfect storage box for the sex items.
Crafted of wood, faux leather and canvas.
The inside of box is lined with a smooth felt fabric.

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Click on photo to purchase.

Large Measures 12″ tall, 2.75″ wide, 9.5″ long;
Inside of box measures 10.5″ long, 8″ wide (inches).
Medium Measures 10″ tall, 2.25″ wide, 8″ long;
Inside of box measures 8.75″ long, 6.75″ wide (inches).
Small Measures 8″ tall, 1.75″ wide, 6.25″ long;
Inside of box measures 6.75″ long, 5.25″ wide (inches).

Hiding the anal plugs never looked so good!