A Few of My Favorite Things

Here are a few of the things I use to stay happy, healthy, and organized. I recommend only services and products I’ve tried and enjoyed. Just so you know, I may receive a small commission or other compensation at no extra cost to you if you choose to use these links. If I’ve received a product free or discounted in exchange for my honest review, I will clearly state that in its description.


Spiral Spectrum makes gorgeous annual calendar posters showing new and full moons, meteor showers and eclipses, planetary and moon transits, and more detailed astrological information. There’s so much detail beautifully woven into each Cosmic Calendar and LunaSol Calendar, making these perfect for anyone astrologically inclined or cosmically curious. Get both of these, plus more, in the Big Dipper Bundle, my yearly pick. I’m excited to add that in 2020, Spiral Spectrum began offering digital Australian and European Cosmic Calendars for download!

Stephanie, thank you so much. You just told me clearly things I felt I had to do, but that are so hard. About loving and accepting myself,… Read more “One of the Best and Most Useful Readings I’ve Ever Had”

One of the Best and Most Useful Readings I’ve Ever Had

Five-star rating! Clearly and wisely worded. Excellent advice for me to follow. Thank you and blessings to you! -Ramona in the United States

Clearly and wisely worded

Goddess Boxes from Goddess Provisions

Goddess Box loot including oracle decks, dowsing kit, room spray, and beautiful postcards
Some of the lovely items I’ve received in Goddess Boxes

Goddess Provisions sends monthly boxes filled with 5-7 full-size products to nurture the goddess within, including crystals, vegan snacks, and cruelty-free apothecary beauty items. I look forward to my Goddess Box every month. My partner presents it with a flourish, knowing I’m going to be really stoked. I’ve gotten some great candles with soothing scents, essential oil room sprays and roll-ons, lots of organic herbal teas, quality bath items, and several lovely oracle decks. The best oracle deck I’ve received in my Goddess Box is the Sacred Self-Care Oracle by Jill Pyle. New subscribers may choose the self-care box (the wonderful default) OR the amethyst aura box (use code AMETHYSTAURA) for their first month.


Biddy Tarot Planner

The Biddy Tarot Planner includes a unique Tarot spread each month, a card of the month with a related intention-setting practice, and places for you to record your card of the day. The focus is definitely on Tarot with simple, easy to use monthly planner features. There are also bonuses, including a a helpful video series from Brigit to help you get started, additional spreads, and a print-your-own mini Tarot deck. I’ll add an updated link for the 2021 planner when it’s available, usually in November. The 2020 version is still available on Amazon and from some book stores.

I use both the Biddy Tarot Planner and the Desire Map Planner to keep my work schedule, family time, and appointments in order. The Biddy Tarot Planner is more simplistic and keeps me looking ahead with monthly and quarterly Tarot spreads and short monthly intention and gratitude lists. The Desire Map planner is a hardcore planner for planner lovers or anyone who wants to be both more organized and more thoughtful.

Desire Map Planner

The Desire Map Planner from Danielle LaPorte, creator of the insightful Desire Map program, includes guidance and space for setting your annual and monthly Core Desired Feelings and intentions with monthly check-ins and inspiration. There are daily and weekly versions with lots of beautiful cover choices to support your journey.

2019 Desire Map Planner Cover
Desire Map Planner Daily Pages with Space for Notes

Personal Care

Care/of Personalized Monthly Vitamin and Supplement Packs

Monthly booklet detailing all of the supplements you selected
Monthly booklet with details on your supplements

Care/of provides a personalized monthly vitamin and supplement subscription with 30 daily packs ready to go. I like not needing to fill a pill sorter every week. You can pick and choose just one or any combination of individual vitamins and minerals, a multivitamin, probiotics, and herbal supplements, with easy-to-read evidence supporting each one. It’s a lot simpler than searching the supplement aisle in the health food store or pharmacy. You can change your mix of supplements every month or pause your subscription any time.

Gem Food-Based Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement

I alternate between Gem and Care/of a few months at a time. Gem is a food-based, vegan supplement without fillers or hidden ingredients. Since GEM classifies and markets their product as a food, they’re regulated by the FDA and must declare every ingredient, unlike many supplements. GEM includes support for energy, beauty, balance and stress reduction, and cognitive function (clarity). Use this link to get half off your first month.



Evernote is my favorite web- and app-based tool to quickly save my ideas, journal entries, links to explore, and wish lists. I don’t worry about losing details as small as the dimensions of my bathroom or as big as new Tarot spread ideas with Evernote. The basic, and great!, version is free. I use the Premium version for more storage space because I take pictures of coupon codes, business cards, and receipts so I don’t have to save all those papers–try a month of Evernote Premium free.


Dropbox is the home for my photos and documents I send and share with others. I use it to automatically back up specific photo folders in my phone and on my desktop so I can access them anywhere. I manage social media for a few festivals and events and I often need to make quick posts of performer photos. Dropbox allows me to do that without saving every image to my computer or phone. Get 500MB of extra space when you sign up for Dropbox here.

Stephanie, thank you so much. You just told me clearly things I felt I had to do, but that are so hard. About loving and accepting myself,… Read more “One of the Best and Most Useful Readings I’ve Ever Had”

One of the Best and Most Useful Readings I’ve Ever Had

Five-star rating! Clearly and wisely worded. Excellent advice for me to follow. Thank you and blessings to you! -Ramona in the United States

Clearly and wisely worded



Swagbucks is an alternative search engine that rewards you with points (called guess what–Swagbucks!) you can redeem for gift cards. I earn about $5 a month in Amazon or Papa John’s gift cards just by using Swagbucks as my search engine. As you’ll see below, you can also redeem Swagbucks for Visa, eBay, and other types of gift cards. I earn most of my Swagbucks from using the search engine normally, searching whatever currently interests me or the site or creator I’m looking for. I’ve tried many “paid surveys” and other similar gimmicks, but I’ve consistently used Swagbucks for several years because it’s the one that consistently pays out as promised. My mom, siblings, and several friends use Swagbucks after I’ve shown them my gift card redemptions.

Swagbucks also posts SwagCodes worth 2-3 SB and good for 2–3 hours once or twice daily. SwagCodes may be on their Facebook or Twitter pages, their website, or in their product descriptions and they may appear LIKETHIS (code all users can enter) or stealthcode98765 (with the numbers on the end different for each user). HINT: do not include any spaces when you copy and paste a SwagCode or it will be rejected.

I also use the retailer links for shopping from big names like Amazon, Zappos, and LL Bean (when I remember) to earn from my purchases. There are also polls, surveys, games, videos, and special offers to earn more, though I personally don’t use these often. Get a 300 Swagbucks bonus when you use my referral link to sign up. Get an extra 100 SB for adding the SwagButton to your browser, an easy way to check for and enter new SwagCodes. Don’t sweat missing a SwagCode, most of your earnings will probably be from searching or shopping anyway.

First page of my earnings from the past 6 weeks

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