Valentine’s Day Discount Codes, Clearance, Shipping Deadlines + Free Gifts

The holidays are finally over, and believe it or not, it’s almost February. It’s beginning to feel like winter will never end but there’s always another thing to celebrate just around the corner.

Some people don’t believe in Valentine’s Day, but I feel it’s one of those holidays that everyone can get into somehow. If you have a partner, it’s always fun to spoil him/her/them. If you don’t have one or feel the whole thing is stupid, I think it’s a fine excuse to get together with friends, celebrate in your own personal style, and buy yourself a new gadget.

We’ve already spent most of our money on others over the past couple of months, so now is the time to reap the benefits of a bargain. I’ve checked out what my affiliates have going on for sales, and curated them all in one place for you. Below you’ll find exclusive discount codes, tips on random ways to save money, student discounts, shipping deadlines, clearance items, etc. And don’t forget that (more…)

New Affiliate Announcement

There are a ton of great companies out there, but there are also a lot of crap companies who scam people or just sort of suck. When I choose to buy from or work with a new company, the biggest things I look out for are: quality of products, safety of products, reviews, customer service, ease of shopping, and company reputation.

I’ve written several reviews for a variety of great companies, and I’ve even joined up with a few of them as an affiliate. This puts me in somewhat of a ‘spokesperson’ capacity for these brands, so I always make sure that I vet what I put my name on. Some of my current affiliations include: Lovehoney, Amazon, Good Vibrations Toys, Smokazon, The Nooky Box, and more. (And if you clear your cookies and use these links when you make purchases, your contribution goes directly toward the making of this website – thank you!)

It is now my pleasure to announce my latest affiliation: (more…)

Ophelia’s Best of 2017

Every day I see or hear at least one person mentioning how 2017 has been extremely tough. Things have been pretty bananas this year, so I can’t say that I blame them. Well, here’s some good news – I made this roundup of my best posts of 2017 according to readers, just for you. The list has been compiled in case you missed something, or you feel like being nostalgic. Enjoy, and (more…)

Become Ophelia’s Darling & Make a Difference

In order to create change, like-minded people must band together. You wouldn’t be here unless something about me resonates with you, so we’ve already found some common ground. I’ve been chugging along on my own since the beginning of this blog, but I’ve decided to open it up to my community.

Now you can make a difference as Ophelia’s Darlings.

By becoming a Darling, not only will you snag some sweet exclusive rewards, you’ll also be contributing to something much larger – a safe place where everyone can speak freely and anonymously about incredibly personal topics without judgment or repercussions. Mental health, intimacy, and marijuana are often considered to be taboo topics, and it’s difficult  to find websites with an honest discussion about them individually. So how rare is a blog that celebrates the blissful union of the three? They are so intertwined that it’s about time someone stands up and dares to speak about the unspeakable. I am that person.

AND YOU CAN BE, TOO.

When you’re a Darling, you become a…Read More

I’ve Begun Therapy Again – Third Time’s the Charm?

Outside of a couple of emergency counseling sessions in college, I’d previously tried finding a permanent therapist twice. The first time I attempted therapy was when I was 18. I had my first ‘real’ job with fancy, new insurance and I’d been depressed since I was 9 years old – so I assumed the natural course of action would be to go to therapy like other well-adjusted adults. Well, at the end of the first session she basically told me (more…)

Surviving the Holidays with a Mental Illness Using Illustrations

Ever feel your stress increase around the holidays? Between sending holiday cards, purchasing gifts while ensuring no one was forgotten, preparing elaborate meals, being inundated with holiday music while shopping, and seeing lots of family we may or may not enjoy, it can be an extremely difficult time of year for anyone.

Now imagine your brain is already a shitshow year-round.

For some people, the holidays (more…)

New Affiliate Announcement

There are a ton of great companies out there, but there are also a lot of crap companies who scam people or just sort of suck. When I choose to buy from or work with a new company, the biggest things I look out for are: quality of products, safety of products, reviews, customer service, ease of shopping, and company reputation.

I’ve written several reviews for a variety of great companies, and I’ve even partnered up with a few of them as an affiliate. This puts me in somewhat of a ‘spokesperson’ capacity for these brands, so I always make sure that I vet what I put my name on. Some of my current partnerships include: Amazon, Good Vibrations Toys, Smokazon, The Nooky Box, and more.

It is now my pleasure to announce my latest affiliation: (more…)

All of My Black Friday Affiliate Codes and Deals in One Place

Whether we like it or not, that season is upon us here in the U.S. We’ve traded in our bathing suits for hoodies, there’s a chill in the air, and we’re still trying to justify why we didn’t complete our 2017 New Year’s resolution. Some people LOVE the holidays, and some people hate them. But what do we all love?

Buying fun shit.

Just the sight of the delivery truck is enough to make many of us squeal a little inside, and lots of folks feel that same euphoria from giving gifts to others. But no matter if you’re making purchases for yourself or the next coolest person you know, we all want to save money if we can – and Black Friday is one of the best opportunities to do that.

So, to make your life easier, I decided to (more…)

It Happened to #MeToo. Twice.

If you’re unsure about what the recent #MeToo movement is, I’m happy to explain because it’s just that important. In the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, an American film producer and former film studio executive, many celebrities – including Alyssa Milano, Reese Witherspoon, Lady Gaga, Patricia Arquette, and a couple dozen others – began tweeting with the #MeToo hashtag in support of those affected, or with their own experiences of sexual abuse. The hashtag immediately went viral by 10/15/17 and started an outpouring of personal stories.

So here’s mine.

I already opened up and told you about how I was molested in seventh grade, but I have two other experiences that I haven’t shared with you until now.

When I was 18, I (more…)

Here’s How Fucked Up My Heart Is

If you’ve never heard of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), it’s when community members purchase a “share” at local farms in which they pay upfront and receive farm goods periodically over the growing season. It’s a wonderful concept that takes some financial burden off of smaller farmers, while providing fresh produce and other surprises for the community.

This is the second year that we’ve participated in a CSA because (more…)