1 – Dagoba’s Organic Hot Chocolate mix. Vegan, dark, and just sweet enough when heated with vanilla soy or almond milk. Warm, sexy comfort in a mug—not to mention it’s also available in their famous Xocolatl flavor with chiles and cinnamon!
2 – My new tattoo. I posted a picture a few entries ago. I loved it even as I was having it done, but now that it’s mostly healed I love it even more! I designed a snake in black and red with spiral markings in honor of the Dark Goddess as well as the transformative power of Fire. It covers almost my entire left bicep. When I’m in the kitchen chopping vegetables in a tank top with a bandana on my head and my tattoo showing, I feel tough as nails and powerful as all get out. Every woman should have a big tattoo.
3 – Catnip. Any legal, natural, healthy substance that makes my cat do the backstroke across the living room floor is more than all right with me.
4 – Victoria Moran’s new book Fat, Broke, and Lonely No More. Pretty much the opposite of what it sounds like, this book is a spiritual guide to letting to of unhealthy habits and self-image and embracing a more positive outlook on health, money, and relationships.
5 – Irises. Don’t bring me roses; bring me deep purple irises, and I’m yours.*
6 – My new Laptop Lunch! It was an extremely thoughtful and unexpected birthday gift from my friend Nadia.
7 – Kiss My Face Chinese Botanical Moisturizer. Lightly scented, gentle on the skin, and cruelty free, this lotion has been a lifesaver for the aforementioned Big Tattoo. My artist told me to use something unscented, but the unscented lotion I had made me itch (I found out later it has lanolin in it, which, EW, and also tends to irritate me). The Kiss My Face lotion is soothing and lightweight, and the scent seems to loosen some of the knots I habitually carry in my nerves.
8 – Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s Blood Amber perfume oil.
9 – Chococat.
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