Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

 

"Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind." Lionel Hampton

 

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” Lionel Hampton
It’s time to talk a little bit about all of the events sweeping the grid. Eliavah made this absolutely adorable outfit. It’s available at The Season’s Story. I do not want to take it off. It’s so warm and cozy.. and cute. Well, I love it, as you can see. I highly recommend it. I think this may be my go to fall outfit. My shoes are by Utopia@Design and available at Fameshed. I paired them with a pair of heart tights from Izzie’s. Then finally, I added some fabulous hair from Tableau Vivant, which is now available at The Event (arcade). I really love all of these evens and I highly recommend a visit to each of them. If you like any of the pieces featured in the above photo, please check out my credits below.
And in closing, I want to make a quick mention of the sim that this photo was taken in. Mystic Timbers is holding a Halloween contest with some fantastic prizes. I’ve copied the notecard that’s available at the Mystic Timber’s entrance. You should definitely check it out.

A Mystical Halloween.

With halloween fast approaching we are planning a photo challenge on the Mystic Timbers sim, it will not be a competition, just an expression of work of things that go bump in the night.

At the end, a halloween party will take place, where the picture entrants will be drawn to win random prizes, so no matter what level of pictures you take, you stand the same chance as everyone who enters.

Rules : Simply pictures must be taken on the sim , and be halloween related.

DATE : 24th Sep until 24th October 2018
Draw will take place on Tuesday 30th October 12 Noon SLT. Where DJ Nitah will play, and the draw will be completed.

Title your picture – A Mystical Halloween
Including the Mystic Timbers SLURL in description

For taking part all entries will be entered into a prize draw

Flickr Group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/timbers/
Mystic Timbers: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wolfs%20Wood/77/166/29

I hope you check out the sim and stop by a few of these great events. As always, be kind to one another.
Cheers,
Violet XOXO
Credits
Shoes–Utopia@Design –QIANA–by Elisabetta Hyun–Fameshed October 2018
Choker–Eclat–Ari Choker by Villena (villena.swansen)–mainstore
Top/skirt–Eliavah –Athea’s Attire by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Season Story October 2018
Hair–tableau Vivant –Witch Way [Athame] brown by M4ri1yn Magic–The Event October 2018
Tights–Izzie’s –Heart tights by Izzie Button–mainstore by Izzie Button–mainstore
Pose–Foxcity –Lucid–by Satomi Masukami–mainstoreby Satomi Masukami–mainstore
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Skeleton In My Room

There are no secrets that time does not reveal. Jean Racine

 

There are no secrets that time does not reveal. Jean Racine

So this blog post is a little tongue and cheek. When I was younger, I LOVED horror movies. I always knew that if a couple in the beginning were cuddling and being all in love…. surely something wicked was going to happen to them. Most times, I was right too. So naturally, I wanted to do a picture depicting something a little funny and maybe a little sinister too.

Speaking of sinister, you will probably notice a lot of Halloween themed pictures this month. I really do enjoy Halloween. Sometimes if you can’t participate in the festivities for whatever reason in real life, second life plays a wonderful role in the celebration. So as such… I’ve been a busy bee decorating. Life can get a little hectic blogging and decorating at the same time. But I did it!

I’ve been pretty mellow inworld and keeping a little to myself. I’m still healing and sleeping a lot. There are chances of seeing me online and not really being online, as I am still recovering. So my blogs will be a little shorter than usual.

BUT, I can’t end this blog without talking about some note worthy events on the grid. I bought this fabulous bed at Fameshed, which is by DRD. I love DRD and I use them quite a bit in the month of October. They make some really awesome furniture and I can not gush about them enough. I highly recommend them for your ghoulish home. Now that wonderful skeleton is by Consignment. You can find this item at The Event which is tied to the arcade. There are a ton of gachas that are so perfect this month. I spent a bundle there and you will be seeing a few items from multiple designers. BUT that’s not all, I got this really great lingerie set by Cynful. It’s not a company that I blog often, but this set really is nice and I have not taken it off for a few days. I just love it. The lingerie set is available for purchase at this month’s round of Collabor88. My hair is by little bones and is called Umbra, and you can also find this wig at Collabor88. Finally, my pose is by CuCa Designs and you can find it at Pose Fair. It’s called bliss. I highly recommend her poses. She has some sensual poses and more risque poses, if that’s to your liking. So please check out pose fair, Fameshed, The Event, and Collabor88. All of these events have a little bit of something for everyone.

Get out there and bring your ghoulish friends to shop and remember to be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet XOXO

Credits

hair–Little Bones –Umbra– by Nova Faerye–Collabor88 October 2018
Lingerie–Cynful–Widowmaker Lingerie set by–Cynthia Ultsch–Collabor88 October 2018

Decor/Pose

Skeleton–Consignment –Skull in love by ValiantCo–The Event October 218
Bed–DRD –Rebecca’s Nightmare PG by Jaimy Hancroft–Fameshed October 2018
Pose–Pose Fair Designs–Bliss 05 Bento Poses by Cuore Capalini Carillon (cuore.capalini)–Pose fair October 2018

 

 

The Moon

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes by William Shakespeare

(for a bigger image, click the image to view the flickr page)

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes by William Shakespeare
She grew into her horns, never denying her inner most demons. Now shown to the world, her darkest parts. Her eyes glazed over, all color stripped away. Her eyes almost translucent. Being fearful of all her darkness consuming her, changing her, warping her outer exterior, She felt the air leave her lungs. The room becoming smaller. Her eyes widen watching the lights flowing out of her hands. A relief shown on her face, she knew light was part of her and she was more than just darkness. The witch had not won her being. She was still the same person despite all of her light shown to the world–both light and dark. Determined, she would not the let the darkness, evil, and inner demons win, even on all hollows eve.

“I am made of both light and darkness. I am more than the darkness that resides inside my soul.” And on she fights every day with her curse.

So as some may have noticed, I sometimes include a little story with my pictures. I’ve done that here. I felt so inspired by this picture, like a story was building along with my set. So I included one.

I’m not going to make this blog, since I’m still recovering a bit from surgery. But I want to say that Hair Fair is still going on strong. It ends this Sunday though, so you’ll have to hurry to get those last wigs. My hair is by Eliavah and available at hair fair. I really do like this hair. For my lelutka head, I had to wear the hour glass version and tweak my shape, but I did get it to fit. I’m really glad too, because this hair is super hawt. I’ll be wearing it again, that’s for sure. And I highly recommend this round. Salem is also insane. I bought so so so much stuff from this latest round. The voodoo doll, candelabra, chalk board, and cauldron is also available at this round of Salem. For more details, please check out my credits down below.

In the spirit of Tarot Cards Major Arcana, I am naming this post the moon. This card in the upright position can represent fear. What’s scarier than the things that go bump in the night and Halloween is all about the night of scares. So I thought this was the most appropriate name.

Okay just one quick note, my blog posts may be a bit short due my health, but I’m still around, just a bit brief.

Anyway, as always, Be Kind To One Another,

cheers, Violet XOXO

Credits

Boots–Utopia@Design–Kora by Elisabetta Hyun–mainstore
Lights from hand–Elephante Poses_-Swan Pose (hand attachment) by MJ (melissajeanne.flores)–no longer available
Corset–DRD–Gutted Corset–By DRD (deathrowdesigns)–Uber September 25th, 2018
Hair–eliavah –Tsukuyomi Hair by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)—Hair Fair September 22nd, 2018 to October 7th 2018
Horns–Eliavah –Zorah Horns–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Salem October 2018
Thong–Erratic –Cecilia by erratic (erratic.rain)–mainstore
Eyes–Buzzeri –Voodoo Eyes by Bugs Amelia Bryant (eleri.catlyn)–marketplace
Face Chain–Cubic Cherry –Beads face wrap by ĸυroι von ѕcнweeтz (kreao.kujisawa)–mainstore

Decor

Lightening–E.V.E. Root of the Luminescence Tree–Ultra Rare by Noke Yuitza–gacha
colorful stars–Schadenfreude –Glowing Stars– by Allegory Malaprop–mainstore
Witch Cabinet–DRD–Spiritualists Shoppe Portions full shelf by DRD (deathrowdesigns)–mainstore
cauldron–Kuro –Pouf Cauldron–by Luana Dawg–Salem October 2018
voodo doll–{La Baguette}–Voodoo Doll by Aristas–Salem October 2018
Mirror–Ariskea –aristocrats–old mirror by Aris (diaxm)–Salem October 2018
Candelabra—Ariskea –Aristocrats–Chandelier in rust by Aris (diaxm)–Salem October 2018
Book of shadows–DRD–Spiritualists Shoppe Spellbook Stand by DRD (deathrowdesigns)–mainstore
pumpkin–Imeka –Lovely Pumpkin by NatiWilliams–marketplace
Curtains–Pilot –Velvet Drapes garnet by Kaz Nayar–mainstore
Witch’s circle–DRD –MM1 Wiccan Pentagram by DRD (deathrowdesigns)–mainstore
Haunted books–Boudoir –Haunted books by Precious Restless–marketplace

Pose–Fashiowl–Fashiowl –by Gᴏi (goizane)–Salem October 2018

Scratches on face–Izzie’s –Claw wounds by Izzie Button–Salem October 2018

 

 

 

Wheel of Fortune

 

 

“No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.”

 

“No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.”

So I’ve been feeling a little lost lately. It’s easy to feel like that, when so many things change all at once. It led me to the Wheel of Fortune card in the tarot deck. Feeling lost leads to finding yourself sometimes. So it’s whatever is in your cards in the future. Fate plays a hand in your wheel of fortune. Which leads me to my next topic…. getting caught up with my blog… It was all fate…

Playing catch up with blogging and trying to heal isn’t always the easiest. And I know eventually, I will be all caught up. But for now, I have to apologize for this post being a little late. I am very sorry. BUT … we must continue on and discuss shopping.

This month’s round of Uber is INSANE. I bought a lot of things from uber. My dress, shoes, and coat rack are all available at this event. Vinyl created this wonderful whimsical dress. Eudora3D made my wonderful shoes. Finally, dust bunny created this fantastic coat rack. I am really smitten with these items. I think many others will be too. When I put them all together, I could feel the crisp air floating around me. I knew fall was literally at my door step.

BUT, I didn’t just feel the love of fall at Uber. I also felt it at Hair Fair. Eliavah created this wonderful ponytail with tendrils hanging down on one side of the head. This hair does include versions with the tendrils down the left or right side. This hair makes me want to grab a hot chocolate and sit wrapped in a blanket on the porch. Finally, the pumpkin sign and barrels came from brocante. It was available for 50L. Unfortunately, it is available, but at full price.

When I created this picture, I had every intention of blogging it on Friday, but my health prevented me from blogging this photo. Again, I am sorry this photo is a little late. I will say that all the fall creations have me excited for the seasons changing. I hope you get in the spirit of fall and visit Hair Fair–and Uber. Okay my lovely followers, I must end this blog a little short. I am extremely tired, but thank you for taking a minute to read my blog. If you like any of these items, please check out my credits down below.

As always, be kind to one another.

 

Cheers,

Violet xoxo

credits

Hair–Eliavah–Sora Hair by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Hair Fair September 2018
Dress–Vinyl–Blvd Tartan Dress by lιттle тoaѕт (sukoshitosuto)–Uber September 2018
Shoes–Eudora3D–Aida heals/socks by Eudora3D
Decor

Coat Rack–Dust Bunny-Branch Coat Rack by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)—Uber September 2018
Flower pot–Ariskea–Hawaii Hibiscus potted pearl by Aris (diaxm)–
Door Mat–[tea.s]–wicked Mat–Welcome by Tea Poop (tea.soup)–marketplace
Yellow brick road–FDD–“Yellow Oz” by Sveta Bridger (seller.xenno)–No longer available
Sleeping cat–Dust Bunn y& Omen–Sleeping Bengal In Bed by Damien (damascusvera) and Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–available on marketplace
Sleeping Dog–Jian–Silly Shibes sleepy pup RARE by JIAN (jiansl)–gacha item, check marketplace
Chairs–Hive–worn dining chair by hive (thehivestore)–mainstore
coffee table–Hive–Shabby Coffee table by hive (thehivestore)–mainstore
Oil Can–Keke–roadtrip oil tin can by ᴋᴇᴀɴ ᴋᴇʟʟʏ (kean.kelly)–marketplace
cabinet with blankets–Apple Fall–Blanket Curio by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)–gacha
Candle–Hive–weathered pumpkin candle by hive (thehivestore)–mainstore
Flower Sign–Floorplan–Fresh flowers sign by Tegan Serin–mainstore
Pumpkin Sign–Brocante —pumpkin patch sign by Tegan Serin–mainstore–mainstore (fifty linden friday Sept. 28, 2018)
Drum Corn on the cob—brocante –Farm Bucket Stack/Autumn–by Tegan Serin–mainstore (fifty linden friday Sept. 28, 2018)
Drum Apples–brocante–Farm Bucket/apples by Tegan Serin–mainstore (fifty linden friday Sept. 28, 2018)
Leaves–keke–Blow me away Rowan Leaves by ᴋᴇᴀɴ ᴋᴇʟʟʏ (kean.kelly)–mainstore
Grass–{anc}–garden by anc “wild garden lawn” fresh green by aki69–mainstore
Scarecrow–scarecrow–Happy Scarcrow by Laurent83 Waco–marketplace
Pose–foxcity –Breezy by Satomi Masukami–mainstore

 

 

p.s. I know that my pictures are a bit smaller. I’m working on the issue. For some reason, they are uploading smaller than I took them.

 

I’m Kind Of A Big Deal….. To My Cats.

We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. Ellen DeGeneres

 

We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. Ellen DeGeneres

As I sit here groggy and typing up this blogs, I thought about life and what I want to contribute to it—with my blogging platform. I have a responsibility to try and contribute to kindness, compassion, joy, and laughter with this blog. I’ve always believed that people who speak in a public setting have this responsibility. And really…. we all need to laugh sometimes. It’s part of the reason that I find uplifting, inspiring, and thoughtful quotes from people who are wise. I’ve read in many profiles the question of why people quote others. And I can only answer for myself. I quote others who lived through harder things in life. I quote those smarter than me or more compassionate. Not only to put a positive thought out into the world, but also to remind me too. Sometimes when you’re going through the hard stuff in any world, it’s nice to read inspirational words to remind you that humanity does exist.
Speaking of humanity and compassion, it leads me right into the event that just opened. HAIR FAIR!!! It remains one of my favorite events on the grid. I always find new hair that I like and I always find some company that I’ve never bought from–which you will see in a future blog post. I love this event because it supports a wonderful cause. Designers always produce some amazing hair. I really enjoyed wandering around Hair Fair. In the next few blogs, you will be seeing a few of my favorite hairs on sale….even in this post! My hair is from Clawtooth and I adore it! I hope you will too!
I also included a few items from Collabor88. You will definitely have to hurry, if you want either the decor or the clothes. My shoes are from GOS. My dress is from Le Fil Casse. The decor is all from collabor88–the backdrop, lamp, room divider, frame, and pink flower. You’ll have to hurry, if you want any of these items though because collabor88 has only a little bit of time left. The new round opens on the 8th of October. You’ll have to hurry for those last few important items.
Okay my wonderful followers, I have to end this blog a little earlier than usual. You’ll have to stick with me for the next few blog posts to see the great creations from the hair creators, participating in hair fair.
As always, be kind to one another.
Cheers,
Violet xoxo
Credits

Hair–Clawtooth–The Drama by Bubbles Clawtooth–HAIR FAIR September 2018
Dress-Le Fil Casse –Cassidy Dress by Dwight Jae Schrute the Unslept (jacinda.jaxxon)–Collabor88 September 2018
Shoes–GOS–Adore Pumps by Gos (gospel.voom)–Collabor88 September 2018

Decor
Backdrop–Minimal –Sequoia Room by MINIMAL (minimalgroup)–collabor88 September 2018
Room Divider–Loft&Aria –Ashcroft Screen by Lo Uriza (yelo.uriza)–Collabor88 September 2018
Gold lamp–Second Spaces –Taylor Lamp by Elle Kirshner–Collabor88 September 2018
Frame–Aria –Aurora Print by Lo Uriza (yelo.uriza)–Collabor88 September 2018
Pink Flower–Dust Bunny –Tabletop Plants Pink Peony by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–Collabor88 September 2018

 

Pose–foxcity–Thirsty by Satomi Masukami–mainstore

Seasons Change

 

 

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer

 

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer

I’ve been trying to catch up with my blog posts. While catching up with my blog posts, I’ve gone through a few really tough moments in both words. It’s hard sometimes to play catch up in any world. Also, when you’re not at your strongest, it seems like the world can see that moment of weakness and play upon it. I hate to think people do that in any world, but I know people do. So in the midst of frustration over playing catch up, I found this quote.
Sometimes you’re going to fail, or be rejected. It’s really hard not to take it personally. Either you body will fail to do what it’s supposed to do. Or maybe you get rejected from a potential job, or even relationship. It’s so incredibly easy to lash out. It’s easy to get angry and upset. It may even be our first reaction to the situation. BUT, the best thing a person can do is vent… get it out of your system to someone you trust. Then, move on emotionally, look at the situation critically and analyze your actions. Can I change my behavior so this doesn’t happen again? Can I look at this situation as a learning experience?
I believe that every experience a person has can ultimately teach us something about ourselves. I’ve seen time and time again people lash out on social media, get angry, and total lose their cool. No matter what happens to you…. no matter what is said to you, no matter what is done to you, there is one thing that will always save you and that is yourself. How you react to any given situation can either doom you or can save you in the future. You get rejected. Thank them for the opportunity and walk away. No good ever comes from lashing out. I once read a Joan Rivers book and she gave me the best advice that I’ve ever received. Don’t get mad or seek revenge on someone in a business situation, because you never know when that person will be your boss one day or vice versus.
I bring all of this up because I’ve had a lot of time to think about failure and rejection. I’ve even dealt with failure and rejection. It’s never fun to deal with those issues but they are always teachable moments. Maybe we have them to humble us. It may even be the match that lights the fire. It drives us to work harder, be more, and push us. I don’t look at failure or rejection as a personal attack on me or my work. I look at it as a learning experience… a chance to improve. When you look at a situation in a different light, the situation changes. A negative can become a positive.
In the past month, I’ve had to go through a huge emotional upheaval. I think all residents can relate to going through things either in second life or real life that plagues the mind. You get this one moment or quote that makes a person stop in their tracks. I had to look at my health and not focus on the difficult road in front of me–future surgeries, physical therapy, and pain. I could focus on all that hardship and focus on it. OR I can look at how it will shape me to be a better person. I can look at everything as an opportunity to feel better. If I spend all my time focusing on the negative, I miss out enjoying all the good parts of life. So perception is everything… How our view of what happens to us or around us impacts our life and even the people around us.
So I don’t want people to fear the winds of change. I don’t want to fear change myself. Rather I’m taking the journey of change…humbled and thankful. I know this blog post is more reflection than blog, but it’s a reminder to me and maybe to others too… keep your chin up and work hard. You will get to where you want to be or destined to be, just keep trying and moving along. You WILL get there. Also if you must seek revenge, I take the advice from beyonce… work harder my friends. I have never regretted working harder…ever. And when possible, work smarter…not harder. That’s it for my wise words of wisdom. And when I say work harder, I don’t mean taking on too many commitments. I mean..take something you love to do and hone your skills. Do something that you enjoy and work hard at it. You will get personal joy and growth over time.
Finally, I’m going to talk about my blog. There are a ton of items featured by events. My shoes are from Cosmopolitan by Utopia@Design. My shirt if from Eliavah and available at the fabulous… Au Lovely event (I would not miss this event). I keep going back and buying things. Also my pants are from the ever fashionable Ison and available at one of my favorite events..Collabor88. I also bought the leaves and dog at Kustom9. The dog is from Black Bantam. The leaves were purchased at Kustom9 from [anc}. The two chairs are from Fri. and sold at Collabor88. The bunnies and squirrels with books are available at The Arcade. The door, pictures, and decor on the stool are from Collabor88. As you can see, there are many many many items from various events. Shopping is wonderful right now and there is no better way to bring in autumn than with a new do, nice clothes, and some fresh furniture. Hey, I had to get a dog in there too. I do love my animals. So if you like any of the items features in the picture above, please check out my credits.
Remember… keep your chin up and find something to smile about today.
Be kind to one another
Cheers,
Violet XOXO
Credits

hair–Entwined –Charlotte–by Bʟᴀɪʀ (vivienmarli)–Au Lovely September 2018
Blouse–Eliavah–Amaranthine Blouse by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Au Lovely September 2018
Jeans–ISON–Livie Ripped jeans by Harry Hyx–Collabor88 September 2018
Shoes–Utopia@Design–Robin by Elisabetta Hyun–Cosmopolitan September 2018
Decor
Painting on left–Madras –Adoora Welcome Autumn Frame by Karthikeyan Engineer–collabor88 September 2018
painting on right–madras –Adoora Mt. Kusatsu Shirane Frame by Karthikeyan Engineer–Collabor88 September 2018
Jars–Madras –Jar Decors by Karthikeyan Engineer–Collabor88 September 2018
Door–Madras –Adoora Welcome Door Decor by Karthikeyan Engineer–Collabor88 September 2018
Stool–Madras –Adoora Stool Decor by Karthikeyan Engineer–collabor88 September 2018
tiny bag–Madras –Adoora Door Stopper by Karthikeyan Engineer–Collabor88 September 2018
rug–tarte –Farmhouse rug by Alessandra Donato (alixxbella)–mainstore
Dog–black bantam–Best in show yorkies gacha by Stasey Oller–Kustom9 September 2018
Bunny on blanket–Birdy–Loafs Bunny dark by Dani (nina.helix)–The Arcade September 2018
Bunny in planter–++half deer++–Forest Sonata bunny planter white by Halo (halogen.magic) –The Arcade September 2018
squirrels with books and glasses–++Half Deer++–Forest Sonata books dark by Halo (halogen.magic)–The Arcade September 2018
white blanket with lights–++half deer++–Blanket Clutter–all colors by Halo (halogen.magic)–Collabor88 2018
Chairs with cushions and pillows–Fri–Pallet lounge A and B light by Darling Monday–Collabor88 September 2018
Leaves–{anc}–autumn leaves red by aki69–Kustom9 September 2018
Skybox–[ba]–Paris Penthouse–by Barnesworth Anubis–collabor88 September 2018

 

pose–foxcity—partition by Satomi Masukami–kustom9

 

Just a quick note… If you like these shoes, you will have to hurry. Cosmopolitan closes on the 22nd.

Hair Fair 2018 – Join Demo Group

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Hair Fair 2018 Join Demo Group

Each year the day before Hair Fair starts the participants send their demos to our demo group. This is so that you can spend a day trying all the styles in advance and know before you arrive what styles you want to purchase. It helps not only you have fun trying everything, but also decreases lag at the event, with fewer people trying on demos during.

We urge you to join the group in world – secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about – copy and paste into local chat to join. Or you can click the poster near our subscribo .

 

See you at Hair Fair 2018…

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