Garden Party

Garden Party

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. Michael J. Fox
Hello my lovely readers! I’ve had such a busy week. Life never seems to slow down. It only gets quicker over time. Speaking of time, this month flew by in a flash. There have been so many events.
Before I get into the fun of shopping on the grid, I want to talk a little bit about my quote. I think the hardest thing in life is acceptance. Life never goes as anyone plans. I’ve had to accept many things over time and my expectations in life have sometimes been fulfilled–but other times…not so much. Everyone has something they expect in life and everyone has something to accept. Michael J. Fox got this quote so right–and it will leave me thinking about it–even after this post.
To be happy, for me, I have to learn to accept the things that can not be changed. I also work on not letting my expectation effect me. If you never expect anything from anyone, they will never disappoint you. This is so much easier to read than to accept. Okay, this is my  Yoda wisdom for today.

Now, for the fun stuff, I’m talking about shopping. Kustom9 has this really pretty hair from Beusy. It also comes with a detachable headband. ISON made this gorgeous dress for Collabor88’s birthday bash. LaGyo created my nose ring and mouth piece for C88’s event as well. I adore it and I’m in love. You only have a little while though, because Collabor88 will only be open a bit longer–until it’s next round on the 8th of September.

So you better hurry!
Be kind to one another and have fun 🙂
Violet XOXO
Credits
Head–Catwa–Annie by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya–Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Nose ring and mouth piece–LaGyo –Desdemona set by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)
Necklace–Yummy–Talisman Charms Protection by Polyester Partridge
Hair–Beusy–Sweet Alcohol–Kustom9 by Becca (colorless)
Dress–ISON–Baroque Dress–Collabor88 by Harry Hyx
Eyelashes–L’Etre –The epiphany lashes–Rare by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Eyes–IKON –Triumph eyes by Ikon Innovia
Skin–DeeTalez–Octavia by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)
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“I don’t love Photoshop; I like imperfection. It doesn’t mean ugly. I love a girl with a gap between her teeth, versus perfect white veneers. Perfection is just… boring. Perfect is what’s natural or real; that is beauty.” Marc Jacobs
I’ve been looking forward to writing this blog for so many reasons. For one, it meant that I was well enough to sit at a computer without having to take breaks. Another reason, I had the best experience in SL out of the entire time here. I have so much to talk about in this post. So lets get started, shall we….
A few weeks ago, I took a journey in participating in an auction for Pulse. I won a bid and I was princess for a day in Collabor88’s royal kingdom. I had a princess chair and crown. I went with my best friend inworld. I danced. I shopped. I had a ball. I met a few people. I was shocked at their kindness towards me. I was in awe. It may not be something that ever happens to me again in second life and I’m okay with that. It was a wonderful experience. I have no complaints. I only have admiration for the owners of the event and the creators of the merchandise. I saw designers setting up and getting ready for the big day. I felt like a fly on the wall and I couldn’t believe it.
I want to discuss why I donated and why it has been such a presence in my blog lately. In my real life, the pictures of those effected, I saw as my family, friends, and loved ones-virtual and those who I hug in my real life. I felt compelled to give back in the only way that I can right now–which means a donation. I would have given that money either way. I didn’t expect anything in return, but I decided to bid. I participated to help others, but also to shine a bright spot in my life and the life of my friend. It cheered us up. After seeing the news, one can feel so sad. BUT, people were kind at C88. I think even in a virtual world the smallest kindness can go a long way.
Despite anything you ever read about in second life, I always hold out the hope that kindness can be found in a virtual world and real life. I saw that hope, when I attended the Collabor88 birthday bash. I’m so thankful that C88 has brought that happiness to many others. Thank you creators and designers for giving my friend and I a second life dream come true. Thank you for the hours you spend making beautiful things–for the rest of us to enjoy. We take it for granted sometimes, but without you, second life would not be the creative place that it is.
My dress, sunglasses, hair, and crown can all be found at this wonderful event. I have to say the owner of Commoner is a very nice person. I’m so glad to talk with him–very sweet person. And it doesn’t hurt that those glasses are fantastic! The dress is by Blueberry, and the hair is by Beusy. If you would like more information, check out my links below. Thanks!
Whew, okay …Now get out there and go to COLLABOR88. It’s really good this round. 😉
Cheers
Violet XOXO
Credits
Head–Catwa –Annie–by Catwa.Clip (catwa.clip)
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hair–Beusy –Salacia Queen Mesh Hair (comes with crown) by Becca (colorless)
Dress–Blueberry –Scarlet by Blueberry (blueberryxx)
Glasses–Commoner –Masquerade Sunglasses by Emery Milneaux
Eyes–IKON–Triumph by Ikon Innovia
Skin–DeeTalez–Susanna by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)