Sweet Dreams

 

A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers. Suzy Kassem

 

A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers. Suzy Kassem

I have been really busy this past week in all worlds. I’ve taken pictures and built sets. And I finally get that moment to really sit down and think about this blog post. As soon as, I saw the backdrop from foxcity at Collabor88, I knew right away that I would make a dreamy post with sweet treats. So I really have looked forward to this post.

Normally on Valentine’s day, I send out photos ..a valentine’s day card. But this year, I indulged in sweet treats in real life, savoring each wonderful bite and I really did just enjoy the day. Instead, I opted for a delectable treats and a day of rest instead.

I love valentine’s day and wanted to do a month of sweet dreamy posts. I wanted to get lost in the moment of happiness. And maybe make a post inspired by legally blond. I love that movie. And I would be lying, if I said that movie wasn’t my muse. It totally was. There’s a scene where Elle Woods is sitting in her bed eating chocolate, after a break up. I think many people have gone through that upset. For some reason, second life seemed to curse a lot of my friends this past month. And that scene is one that always comes to mind, when I think of break ups–maybe because I’ve been there before. Who hasn’t?

This month has been nothing of love and hearts inworld for me personally, but in my dreams..and my pictures it was sweet sailing. So I let my love of all things sweet inspire me and a scene covered in pink–despite the sadness. I think even in that scene.. one can see the hope. Her friends coming to pull her out of her funk. Second life can be like that…so much. We go through a hard break with a friend, significant other, partner, etc, and we get Elle Woods in that moment. But it’s nice to see the hope through our friends.
What made my valentine’s day sweet inworld? It was my friends saying things that I needed to hear… not what I wanted to hear. It was the people who surrounded me in all things pink and reminded me that mistakes don’t define you. Anger is only temporary. And there are moments of calm. So maybe you have been touched by the second life Valentine’s Day curse. This post is for you my friend. I’m here to say, this too shall pass. Keep dreaming sweet things. Maybe indulge in something sweet in real life. If you can’t have that sweet treat in real life, maybe opt for something that you love to do instead. Whatever you do, just make sure to do something that makes you smile. And remember forgiveness is important, not for the other person, but for yourself. Holding on to anger and resentment only hurts us that much more in the end.
I came to the conclusion of what to write by a show called One Day At A Time. It’s about a Latino family living in Los Angeles, with all of its ups and downs of life. In one of the episodes, there was a woman struggling with anxiety. Recently, I’ve dealt with my own anxiety, during bad moments of pain. It can be scary and hard, especially when you can’t breath. But it was in that moment, I realized the importance of second life being a calm place. This isn’t a space where I want to be angry at anyone. My body makes me angry enough. This isn’t the place for it. And in that, I found forgiveness. I forgave anyone in that moment, because anger no longer served me. I can only hope that moment of clarity comes to others. It’s a gift. And if you seek a peaceful second life, it all starts within.
Before I end this blog post, I want to go into my fabulous outfit. My shirt, cardigan, skirt, and shoes are all by the fantastic Eliavah. She has really out done herself with this outfit. The texture and colors are so pretty. I felt soft and feminine. I just want to go out in the town and party the night away in this outfit. My skirt, cardigan, and shirt are available at Collabor88 and my shoes are for purchase at Equal10. Various pieces of my decor can be found at Collabor88. For more details, please check out my credits below.
Credits

shirt, skirt, cardigan- Eliavah-Dragonsilk–Elivavah–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Collabor88 February 2019
Hair–Exile –Lana by Kavar Cleanslate–Collabor88 February 2019
Earrings–LaGyo–Claudette by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 February 2019
Necklace–LaGyo–Claudette by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 February 2019
Shoes–Eliavah –Dragonsilk–Eliavah by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Equal10 February 2019
Decor

chocolate bars on left–Plaaka-Assorted Chocolate Bars by Zazie Daviau–Collabor88 February 2019
Chocolate bar with bits of fruit–Plaaka–Chocolate Bar mix by Zazie Daviau–Collabor88 February 2019
Noet Champagne bottle with heart straw–Tentacio–Pink champagen Sensual Set by May Tolsen–Equal10
Pink Mug with Macarons–Disorderly.–hearty snacks by Rogue Falconer–Collabor88 February 2019
Chocolate covered strawberries and champagne glass–Disorderly –Hearty Snacks by Rogue Falconer–Collabor88 February 2019
Stand of Macarons–Granola –Gimme Some Sugar Macarons by Kimbra Iridescent–Collabor88 February 2019
Bowl of truffles on white table–Plaaka–Chocolate truffles by Zazie Daviau–Collabor88 February 2019
Macarons in cake stand with mug of macarons–Disorderly –Hearty snacks by Rogue Falconer–Collabor88 February 2019
Pictures in Frames–Silence–Lady Rose Silhouette Prints by Madeline Lumin (madelinelumin)–Collabor88 February 2019
White table–Mudhoney — Faye End Table by Rayvn Hynes–Collabor88 February 2019
Chocolate cake on stand–Granola –Gimme Some sugar cake by Kimbra Iridescent–Collabor88 February 2019
Pink and white flowers with champagne in white box–Tentacio –Senusal Box by May Tolsen–Equal10 February 2019
Pink Macarons–Tentacio–Macaron love by May Tolsen–Equal10 February 2019
Cloth–Plaaka–cloth by Zazie Daviau–Collabor88 February 2019
Roses on strand —–half deer–Faerye Rose Garland by Halo (halogen.magic)
Pink curtain, flower board–foxwood–Fleur Curtain and backdrop by Dani (nina.helix)—Collabor88 February 2019
Pose–foxcity poses–selfie–by Satomi Masukami–mainstore

Advertisements

Happy Valentine’s Day

 

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. Judy Garland

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. Judy Garland

credits
Bed scene
Lingerie–ED (E-clipse design)–Suzie bra, panties, and stockings by мiss Ť ™ (thetra.blackheart)–Collabor88 February 2019
Pose–Cuca Designs–Delicate by Cuore Capalini Carillon (cuore.capalini)–Pop Up pose fair February 2019
Mirror–Mudhoney–Faye Mirror by Rayvn Hynes–Collabor88 February 2019
Bed–Bueno–Sundown Bed by buenosl–Collabor88 2019
this time_007.7 - Copy

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. Lord Byron

credits

Bathroom backdrop–Florix–Vintage Cool Bathroom by Dyana Rain–(includes tub, backdrop, cabinet, and mirror)–Equal10 February 2019
Pose–Cuca Design–Love in the tub by Cuore Capalini Carillon (cuore.capalini)–Pop Up Pose Fair Event February 2019
Medicine Cabinet–apple Fall –Petit Ami Medicine cabinet by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)–mainstore
bath brushes in container–Apple Fall –Bath Brushes in milk glass jar by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)–mainstore
Lotion–Apple Fall –Bathroom Lotions by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)–mainstore
Candles on cabinet–apple fall –Scented Candle by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)–mainstore
Makeup brushes–Apple Fall –Make-up brush assortment with horn jar by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)–mainstore
bath bombs–Apple Fall –Coral Lid Jar with bath bombs by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)–mainstore

Avi’s ..both naked as can be, but parts are hidden.

So I really wanted to write this post up earlier, but real life decided to steal me away. Sometimes real life has a way of soaking up your time. I’ve been had real life appointments and responsibilities. But I’m here now, so that’s the important thing. This blog will be a little short, since I am pressed for time.
In the wee hours of the morning, I was going talking about Valentine’s Day and my love for it. One of my favorite and few childhood memories came on this lovely day. When I was a kid, a teacher had a Valentine’s Day party. We put bags on the back of our chairs, people brought in food, and drinks. It was the very first time that anyone said that they had loved me–who wasn’t family. They had blond hair and wore a hearing aid. I was a kid. I remember  learning about it and what it meant to be going deaf. Since my Aunt was losing her hearing, I always wanted to know more. It was a card, a candy heart, and a simple I love you from a childhood classmate. To me…that’s Valentine’s Day and it has been ever since–not the flowers, expensive chocolates, or jewelry that the media would have you believe. It’s just love. And I have celebrated every type of love on that day–family, friends, and pets. I never limit it to a special someone. Love should always be celebrated.
That loving feeling inspired a pop up Pose Fair event. It ends soon though, you’ll have to run to that LM, if you want to get that last minute pose of love for that special someone. These two poses are by Cuca Designs. I have to say they are some really beautiful poses. I have a lot of love for them. Some of my favorite poses are couple poses. I love the ones that show those tender moments.  After the pose fair ends, both of these poses will be available in her mainstore. And I will share that link down below. In my photo with the blond, my lingerie is from Collabor88 by E.D. This month’s round is absolutely amazing with hearts, pink, and red. It really gets the grid in the mood to spread that love around. The bathroom is from Florix and available at equal10.
Before I close this blog, I want to touch on a subject that’s been bugging me. I had someone tell me that not every resident would get my blog, and I’ve let that one comment really bug me. While this is true, not every person will get my long ramblings about life, there will be some people who do. Since, there are people that I know who started to follow me because of my blog. I had that brief moment where I wanted to just scrap everything and hide. But I had to stay true to myself. Life lessons that apply in all worlds, inspirational quotes, and anecdotes about my life. It’s all relevant in my choices for second life. Never underestimate people. It’s something that I’ve learned from the virtual world. Also a very long time ago, I had a mentor tell me that when you write anything, you have to connect to the audience. In my experience, the best way I know how to connect with people is the human experience. It took some friends convincing me to keep going and keep doing what I love to do–which is to take pictures with my heart and match those pictures with words.
What we say can effect people. And even I forget how my words matter–negatively and positively. Sometimes we have to see past the opinions of others and do the things that make us happy–especially in second life. And I tend to be happy creating these blogs. I’ve had a pretty rough go at it, these past few months. One of the things that has made me happy, is the ability to log on and be creative. I get to think about things that make me happy–movies, music, and pictures. It’s those positive things that help me through difficult times. So if I let someone get to me, I let them ruin this, which is sad since it helps me in my real life. I’m writing this because I want to send the message that no matter what others think, never stop doing the activities that bring you joy. I leave you with this as my closing thought.
Be kind to one another,
Cheers,
Violet.

Like On Vaca, Lets ALL Go

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. Charles M. Schulz

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz

And I sure do need a little bit of chocolate. It’s that time of year again–chocolates, flowers, and hearts oh my. That’s right, Valentine’s day. is around the corner The grid is alive with events surrounding that special day along with the normal monthly events. And some of them have some amazing and even funny items. You can’t miss Uber, Collabor88, or one of my favorites this month–Cupid Inc.
I want to discuss briefly some of the items in the above photo. The rug game is from Astralia. It’s this really great and playful rug with games, pillows, and animations. It’s also from Cupid Inc. Anxiety made this really cheeky envelope with hair on it called the daunting lover, which is also from Cupid inc. The rose petals are also available at Cupid Inc and the dog house from Half Deer is also available at Cupid Inc..  My outfit is from Uber and by dead dollz. My hair is from doux at their mainstore. I would like to make a quick mention about this hair. The bow is sold separately, as well as the style options. It’s such cute hair. I adore it.
My girl ali is wearing an outfit from Scandalize from Collabor88. The balloons are from nomad, from this past Friday’s Fifty Linden Friday event. My wonderful and fabulous backdrop is from Foxcity. This cute wonderful dog in the dog house is from Collabor88 by black bantom. It is just too cute for words. Whew.. that’s a lot of items.
But, before I go, I want to discuss my picture. It was inspired by Legally Blond. I love that movie. I always thought it was cute and fun. I usually watch movies like that to perk me up and I watch stand up comedy to laugh. I’m always inspired by things that make me smile and/or laugh. I hope you enjoy this picture, as much as I have enjoyed taking it. If you like any of the items featured above, please look below for my credits.
credits

Me

Top–Dead Dollz–Nora top by Kiddo Oh–Uber January 2019
Skirt–Dead Dollz–Nora Skirt by Kiddo Oh–uber January 2019
Hair–Doux–Ariana By Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)–mainstore

Decor

Game on rug–Astralia –truth or dare by Astralia–Cupid Inc February 2019
Dog–black bantom–Love Pomeranian by Stasey Oller–Collabor88 February 2019
Dog House–Half Deer–Sweetheart doghouse by Halo (halogen.magic)–Cupid Inc
Balloons–Nomad–heart balloon–by Pira (piraiyah.novikov)–February FLF 2019
Envelope with hair–Anxiety–The daunting lover by joseph domínguez (max1ma)–Cupid Inc February 2019
Rose Petals–Moss&Mink–Petal and heart scatter by Cielo Capalini–Cupid Inc February 2019
Back drop–Foxcity–Pink bar by Satomi Masukami–Uber February 2019

Ali
hair–Moon–Feather by Silent Acoustic–in mainstore soon
Dress–Scandalize–Christy Lace by Yanikka Bloom (yanikka)–Collabor88 February 2019
pose–foxcity–Mani by Satomi Masukami–Uber February 2019

 

 

Wake up Honey

 

 

32001109927_d9c3245038_o-1

 

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. Winston Churchill

This month has just flown by. Today is the last day of the first month in the new year. It has started with challenges, unexpected sad surprises, and a search for a hope. Or at least.. that’s the beginning of my new year. But as they say…life is a journey. From every hardship and life’s hard lessons, we gain strength and new inspiration. Dare I say it.. we even find strength from within and hope. Life is definitely a journey… so is second life.
I was reminded to practice self love in the midst of life whirling around me. I felt like a scene directly out of Lucifer, as he escapes a mental institution and all hell breaks loose. But in the end, he got out unscathed. Life is kind of like that at times, you see everything go up in flames, but somehow things do work out. It’s surviving and sometimes.. if all you can do is survive, well honey.. you’ve done a great job.
I’ve been away from blogging due to some family things that have gone on in my real life. I had a friend whose house almost burned down today. And I had a very tragic loss for my family..not a death, but a loss nevertheless. So my blogging took a very back seat to tending to life swirling around me. I’ve also gone through my own hurdles. I’ve leaned on people who are close to me to get through this month of insanity.
And I had a friend remind me about self love. She reminded me that it’s okay to take care of yourself, if things just get to be too much. Even in a virtual world, it is so important to step away from things that become too much dot com. And things were definitely too much this month. So I stepped away. I danced the night away virtually with friends. I went shopping. I watched funny stand up shows on netflix and I found my laughter despite the chaos. It’s important to laugh and smile. It really is the most healing thing that you can do for yourself. I also found my voice.
Sometimes distraction can also be a wonderful tool in self love–doing things that you enjoy. We all know that a good photography contest is just the ticket. There’s a sim called valium and they are holding one really great contest. All you have to do is visit their sim, take a photo, and enter it. You must be a member of the sim, be clothed, enter the photo in their flickr pool, and include the LM–as well as the proper labels. Details can be found here valium
I love the beauty of this sim, and knew right away what I wanted to wear. My outfit is from Collabor88. It’s by zenith and completely cozy. My hair is also from collabor88 and by Foxy. My completely fabulous boots are from Utopia. They have just been released in the store and in the marketplace. I really love them. I so want to wear them all the time with all my cozy outfits. You will have to hurry though to Collabor88 for the dress jacket combo. There will be a new round starting February 8th and the contest at Valium ends February 3rd. So get out there and do some shopping and enter that contest.
As always, Be Kind To One Another,
Cheers,
Violet XOXO
Credits
Hair–Foxy–Latte by Liza Broono–collabor88 January 2019
Dress/jacket combo–Zenith–Just Winter Dress/ scar jacket by 貓仙人 (miffyhoi.rosca)–Collabor88 January 2019
boots–Utopia–Susan by Elisabetta Hyun–releases in the marketplace and mainstore
Pose-bauhaus Movement –Subtle infestation by LouLou Hill (loulou.teichmann)–mainstore

 

Sleep Over

 

Capt. Crewe: You can be anything you want to be, my love, as long as you believe. (movie quote from A little princess)

Capt. Crewe:
“You can be anything you want to be, my love, as long as you believe.

I have always loved the movie A Little Princess.. the version made in the nineties. Some of the most beautiful scenes are in that movie. I loved the story about a girl having a wild imagination. It’s such a lovely thing to live in a world of imagination and magic. There’s just something about that story that I love. For me, this quote means a lot to me. It gives a certain kind of hope. And I like books and movies that promote hope. If we lose hope, we lose the possibility of making those dreams and beliefs true. Hope drives us to go after goals. It inspires us to try. When we try…is when we truly live. So never give up hope.
As I saw ads for the epiphany, I knew right away what I wanted to do. I’m really excited to do this photo. It’s kind of my take on a sleep over with all things pretty. I probably would set this scene up in my house, if I had the money for all those flowers. Hey flowers are expensive!! But thankfully, it’s much easier to make this in second life.
I really want to thank everyone for making such cute things. I have to thank Eliavah for making this truly fantastic outfit. This is hawt and I love it. I like the ruffles at the top of the shirt, the color, and the fit. It made me feel extremely girly. Eliavah is selling this outfit at the epiphany. So you too can take a chance on her gacha. Kalopsia is selling the Cleo set–the pink lamp and mirror at collabor88. Lamb made this great hair which is also available at collabor88. Disorderly created cozy piles which is available at collabor88 as well. You can see it in front of my tent.. the cookies and magazines. It is all linked together. I absolutely adore it. The laundry basket is from tarte and can be found at a new event called soiree. Soiree is a new event and an extension of Collabor88. I bought so many things at the epiphany. I could go on and on about all of these really great events… but my credits list says it all. Please stop by Collabor88, FaMESHED, Soiree, and the epiphany. There are some truly great events on the grid. Don’t miss out.. tp and bring a friend with you.
I’m ending my post a little early. I have so many credits from this wonderful photo and I want it to be the center of this post. I hope my follows have fun shopping this month at some wonderful events.
As always, Be Kind To One Another,
Cheers,
violet xoxo
credits
Top–Eliavah –Sweetheart Shirt by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Epiphany January 2019
Skirt–Eliavah –Sweetheart Skirt by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Epiphany January 2019
Crown–Doe–Queen Crown by Helyanwe Vindaloo–Epiphany January 2019
Hair–Lamb–Glam by Lamb Bellic–Collabor88 January 209
Sunglasses–Noodles–Anna Sunglasses by Natalee Oodles–no longer available
Gum–LaGyo–Bubble gum Strawberry Glitter by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–mainstoreDecor
Sleeping bag–Kalopsia –Faux Fur Pallet by Harper B. De Laurent (shawneese.offcourse)–Epiphany January 2019
Bed–Bueno-Waiting Bed Pink Rare by buenosl–Epiphany January 2019
Flowers on the wall–++half deer++–Fairylight Rose Vines–by Halo (halogen.magic)–mainstore
Falling Stars–anc–Star flakes by aki69–mainstore
Phone–Bueno–Charge Stand Rose by buenosl–Epiphany January 2019
book by phone–Bueno–Books Avoiding Everything by buenosl–Epiphany January 2019
Donuts and Pictures–Disorderly –Cozy Piles by Rogue Falconer–Collabor88 January 2019
Books with mug–Kalopsia –Cleo Pile of books–by Isabeau B de Laurent (isabeau.baragula)–Collabor88 January 2019
Mug–Kalopsia –Cleo Latte Mug by Isabeau B de Laurent (isabeau.baragula)–Collabor88 January 2019
Speaker–Bueno–Suitcase Speaker–by buenosl–Epiphany January 2019
Pillow with eye mask–Dahlia -Lazy Days–Eye Mask Pillow by June Fallon–Epiphany January 2019
Laundry Basket–Tarte–Laundry basket with lights–by Alessandra Donato (alixxbella)–Soiree January 2019
Mirror–kalopsia –Cleo Fancy Mirror by Isabeau B de Laurent (isabeau.baragula)–Collabor88 January 2019
Books by arm–Bueno–Stacks of books deep thoughts by buenosl–Epiphany January 2019
box of square sweets–++Half Deer++–Sugar Crush Petit Fours by Halo (halogen.magic)–Epiphany January 2019
heart box of chocolates—++half Deer++–Sugar Crush Cat Truffles–by Halo (halogen.magic)–Epiphany 2019
Bag–Bueno–Love bag Pink by buenosl–Epiphany January 2019
Pots&Vase–Bueno–Pot&Vase Set Silver by buenosl–Epiphany January 209
Cookies, blanket, magazines, and eye glasses–Disorderly –Cozy Piles by Rogue Falconer–Collabor88 January 2019
Bunny Parfait–++Half Deer++–Sugar crush bunny parfait by Halo (halogen.magic)–Epiphany January 2019
Bear Cream puff–++Half Deer++–Sugar Crush Bear Creampuff—by Halo (halogen.magic)–Epiphany January 2019
Pink blanket under tent–Half Deer –Messy Blanket/rug by Halo (halogen.magic)–mainstore
Tent–Foxwood–Starlight Tent Rare by Dani (nina.helix)–Epiphany January 2019
White flowers near tent–anc–camellia branch by aki69–mainstore
Star lights–{anc} -Starlamp lemon by aki69–mainstore
pink hanging lamp–Kalopsia –Cleo Art Deco Lamp by Isabeau B de Laurent (isabeau.baragula)–Collabor88 January 2019
Room Divider–dust bunny –Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–Fameshed January 2019
Hanging Globe with flowers in it–Foxwood–Starlight Globe by Dani (nina.helix)–Epiphany January 2019

 

 

Pose–Bauhaus Movement–subtle infestation by LouLou Hill (loulou.teichmann)–Pose Fair January 2019

 

 

 

A Bit of Down Time

 

If you are feeling some December blues, or even depression, don't fight it. Instead, do something for yourself. Be reflective. Let the emotions exist. And be encouraged that, like me, you can get to a better place, but it can take time. Brad Feld

 

 

 

If you are feeling some December blues, or even depression, don’t fight it. Instead, do something for yourself. Be reflective. Let the emotions exist. And be encouraged that, like me, you can get to a better place, but it can take time. Brad Feld

Tomorrow is blue Monday. It’s statistically the saddest day of the year. Be patient with those who are a little bit sadder or struggling. Depression is a hard illness. I was made aware of it by a real life friend. Even during happy times, sometimes people can feel a little bit blue.
Being in a virtual world, I think everyone has come in contact with someone who struggles with depression.  A lot of times, you feel like you want to help, but don’t know how. But yet..sometimes the best thing anyone can do is to just listen. And sometimes people try to hide it. Just being there for people helps a lot.
It’s not an easy thing to go and ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of strength though. The reason I bring this up is because this is the time of year people seem to struggle the most. Sometimes you try to smile brighter, be funnier, and hide behind every negative emotion. Yet on the inside, you have a looming cloud of darkness, over shadowing you. It is always okay to ask for help. And you are never alone. So if you are like many out there dealing with depression, please seek help and treatment. Seek out a trusted friend. There is always someone out there willing to listen.
Now that being said, I’d like to talk about this picture. Collabor88 has some really great stuff this round. My robe and lingerie are from Mossu. I absolutely love this entire outfit. My backdrop is from foxcity. And the shelf, robe on a hanger, and bathtub accessories are from foxwood. The backdrop, shelf, robe on the hanger, bathroom accessories, hair and outfit are available at this months Collabor88. My vanity can be purchased at this month’s round at Fameshed. I can not gush enough about these two events. I highly recommend them. And before I forget, my pose is from the latest round of pose fair by Bauhaus Movement. It’s called subtle infestation. I can not rave enough about these products. If you like any of the products above, please check out the pose fair, Collabor88, and Fameshed. As always, my credits can be found below this post.
As always,
Be Kind To One Another,
Cheers,
Violet xoxo
Credits.

Hair–SINTIKLIA–Elvira by Sintiklia (sintikliasims)–collabor88 January 2019
Bra–Mossu –Grace by Stephen (akirakiyoi)-Collabor88 January 2019
Panties–Mossu–Grace by Stephen (akirakiyoi)—Collabor88 January 2019
Robe–Mossu–Grace by Stephen (akirakiyoi)-Collabor88 January 2019

Decor
Shelf–Foxwood–spa shelf by Dani (nina.helix)–Collabor88 January 2019
Bathtub accessories–Foxwood–spa tray by Dani (nina.helix)–Collabor88 January 2019
robe hanging on the wall–Foxwood–spa robe by Dani (nina.helix)–Collabor88 January 2019
backdrop–Foxcity –Me time (Floral Bath) by Satomi Masukami–collabor88 January 2019
vanity–Moss&Mink–Monique Vanity Dresser by Cielo Capalini–Fameshed January 2019
Chair–Moss&Mink–Monique Shell Chair by Cielo Capalini-Fameshed  January 2019

Pose–Bauhaus Movement–subtle infestation by LouLou Hill (loulou.teichmann)–Pose Fair January 2019

New beginnings

 

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. Rainer Maria Rilke

 

 

 

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. Rainer Maria Rilke

The holidays were a whirl wind. They had the ability to sneak up on me, when I least expected it. Before you know it, I was ordering presents, sending out baked goods (made by someone else of course), and wrapping gifts to place under my tree. I blinked right into a new year. Christmas day was a complete blur. New Year’s was a very welcomed new Beginning.
I usually do a year in review. But last year was one of those years.. I have no problem forgetting. It seemed like if it could go wrong, then it did. I had a close friend of mine tell me recently that not all years will be great. Some will be awesome. Some will be rough. Some will be frustrating.. Some will be.. well you get the point. The only thing you can do is fight like hell for happy moments and make the most of them.
I am working hard in real life and in second life to just be happy at the moment. Taking pictures is part of that process, so ..I really enjoyed taking this picture. And I hope others can see that. A few years ago, I always went out for New Years. I really wanted to portray that party scene with this picture. I couldn’t do that without the latest events, which leads me into my next topic…
The pose fair opened and this round seems to be even better than the last, and my favorite.. collabor88 also opened. A friend of mine has some really fun poses for sale. The poses in the picture are from Cuca@Design and the backdrop is from Illuzion, which are all available at the pose fair. My outfit is from collabor88 and the male in the picture is wearing an outfit from TMD event. ANDDDDD… GENUS. We HAVE to talk about the genus head. If you were part of the beta head, before it hit the store for sale, you get the baby face bento head FOR FREE! You just have to go to redelivery and it will be in the folder, to unpack. I was super excited to get the head. It isn’t featured in the above photo… but stay tuned. If you like any of the items featured in the above photo, please check out my credits.
Okay before I forget this, I want to make a quick note. Recently.. and bear with me, I watched a Taylor Swift concert on Netflix. Say what you will, about her…but her show was a lot of fun to watch. She talked about having a reputation. And there’s been a lot of discussion about reputations (it’s the name of her stadium tour). A reputation is none of our business. People will say things. Work hard. Ignore it. Your friends will know you. Sometimes you just have to focus on yourself and not worry about what is said about you. Work hard. Be good at what you do. People will love you. People will hate you, but how you feel about yourself is way more important. Her performance was just sort of magical… but I have a thing for dancing and singing. I like a good show. And… can someone please make a gold snake microphone.. kind of love that…  Yeah I had to write this article.. because that microphone was awesome. Also, I think it’s always good to have your own experiences with people, before you judge them–but that’s just me. The picture above was inspired by her concert. Oh and… always take anger and put it into something productive♥♥♥ Okay.. now that my thoughts have exploded on this page….  go shopping and buy those awesome things!!
Just Be YOU!
Holidays can be a really difficult time of the year for people. So I’m urging people to be kind to one another.
Cheers,
Violet XOXO

rings-Yummy–comfy cozy ring set by Polyester Partridge–collabor88 January 2019
Nails–Euphoric –Superstar Bento Nails–bydemi Placebo Kinky December 2018
Glasses–Random Random Matter–Kwan Glasses by 슬기 sᴇᴜʟɢɪ (nikohl.hax)–Collabor88 January 2019
Hair–EXILE–Talia by Kavar Cleanslate–Collabor88 January 2019
Head–Genus–Classic Head by GENUS Project-Official Account (genusproject)–mainstore
Top–JustBecause –Vickie Top by Annie Melson–Collabor88 January 2019
Choker, Earrings, Necklace, long chain, natural stone necklace–LaGyo Marla by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 January 2019
Pants–The Secret Store –Meya Leather Pants by Maylee (maylee.oh)–Collabor88 January 2019
Decor
Backdrop–illuZion –all night backdrop by Zorian Daines—Pose Fair January 2019
Female Pose–Cuca@Design–Female Dances Vol 1 by Cuore Capalini Carillon (cuore.capalini)–Pose Fair January 2019
Male Pose—Cuca@Design –Male Dances Vol2 by Cuore Capalini Carillon (cuore.capalini)–Pose Fair 2019
Confetti Strands long–Dust Bunny –Glam Celebration by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–mainstore
Circle Confetti–++Half Deer++–Pastel Confetti by Halo (halogen.magic)–mainstore
Happy New Year balloons–Goose–Happy New Year Balloon Set by Tyrek Skywalker (tyrek)–old gacha item
balloons on floor–Foxcity –Blush Balloons by Satomi Masukami–mainstore
Balloons behind new year balloons–{anc}–Pom Poms Balloon by aki69–mainstore
Clear balloon on right with confetti in it–Apple Fall –Confetti Balloon Gold by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)–mainstore

male model
Shirt–VRSION –RV32 Jacket by Rain RV (badon.rain)–TMD January 2019 (The Mens Department)
Pants–VRSION –RV32 Pants by Rain RV (badon.rain)–TMD January 2019

 

Gold heart balloon–Mishmish –Foil balloon Heart by Aime Takaaki–mainstore

 

Quick note.. For the best results with the poses, please make sure to take off all huds and turn off all hand controls through the main and the hand hud . The right hand of the pose is suppose to have straight fingers. I tried multiply times with the Firestorm viewer and the only way to get the fingers to straighten was to take off every hud and turn off hand movements. My apologies to Cuca@Designs. I tried turning them off the hand pose through the maitreya hud and the separate hand hud, but it failed. And I did not realize it until the picture was posted.