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

 

 

 

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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.

Upside down Christmas

 

I like to turn things upside down, to watch pictures and situations from another perspective. Ursus Wehrli

I like to turn things upside down, to watch pictures and situations from another perspective. Ursus Wehrli

As the year comes to a close, many people find themselves looking back in the past. Maybe sometimes, they even see things with new eyes. And I am no exception. I’ve been looking at things differently too.
I’ve been a little obsessed with pictures that can be flipped upside down and viewed as another picture–in another angle. A long time ago, when I was in grade school, I had a teacher put a picture in front of the class and ask… “What do you see in this picture?” Many of us saw a witch, but many people saw another picture, yet both answers were correct. Even this week, I looked at a rock near a pond, but when the picture was flipped upside down, it didn’t look like a rock near a pond. I also googled upside down Christmas trees (who knew this was an actual thing!). This all started my own little project that I’ve been working on for about a week.
Since I was on a kick about upside down pictures, I decided to create my own. Many may see everything falling towards the ceiling, but yet if you flip it right side up…… You may see a girl leaping through the air and about to jump on ….someone, kicking things out of the way–perhaps a loved one being greeted at the door. It’s all about perspective. It’s how we interpret the world around us that truly matters. It’s how we see situations that happen to us. Our view may be entirely different than how others see things. I think that’s an important part of second life–how we view things that happen to us….vs. how others see things. It truly makes a difference. After a year has passed, we have new eyes and a new perspective on the events that passed.
This past year, I’ve had amazing experiences inworld, but I have battled demons in real life. Life is a beautiful thing, because it is always changing. Second life and real life move in cycles. Meaning… demons will be silenced. Amazing experiences come to an end–and then there are only new beginnings. There will be new people and new opportunities.
Despite the hope of the future though, there’s always the shadow of the past to contend with. It can leave bitterness in its wake. Bitterness can be accompanied with fear. It’s like moving to take a step, but putting your foot right back where it was. Fear can stop you literally in your tracks. Bitterness can make you turn away from new people, opportunities, and experiences. I think that’s one of the  hardest things in life, not letting negative emotions rule you. We all have to find ways to overcome the past. There’s no one right or wrong answer. Everything comes in time. The thing about time is that it’s always moving forward… never backwards. And we all will move forward one way or another, so why not silence that fear and bitterness—replace it with hope. We hope for a better tomorrow, because there are bound to be more good moments ahead of us.
So for 2019, we should leave the fear and bitterness behind us, lets drink to hope and love instead. We should move forward to the days ahead of us, because in the end…. time is precious. Lets not waste it on negative emotions, lets party and celebrate all the good things and hopeful new beginnings.
And that girl in the photo falling and yet leaping for a loved one–both are right. Holidays never go as they are “suppose” to. It always leaves us grasping for more into a free fall, yet we’re always grounded by the people… or even furry little animals that love us. Toast to love and hope this New Years. The best part of any story is always love and hope.
Before I end with credit, I need to make a quick mention of some great events. This dress can be found at Collabor88, but you will have to hurry since a new round is soon approaching. My hair and shoes can be found at uber, and my bow choker can be found at the naughty or nice event, check out Eliavah’s mainstore to get the hud. And I have to thank Cuca Designs for this really great backdrop and boxes, they added that special something to my picture of packing up decorations. For further info, please check out my credits.
Happy a safe and very Happy New Year!!
And don’t forget… Be Kind To One Another,
Much Love,
Vi XOXO
Credits.

Hair bow–LaGyo–Merry Headpiece by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 December 2018
Hair–Lamb–Wildflower by Lamb Bellic–Uber December 2018
Choker–eliavah –Holly Choker by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Naughty or Nice hud event, December 2018
Dress–Rebel Gal –Speed It Up Velvet Dress by Jourdan McMillan (jourdanmcmillan)–Collabor88 December 2018
Shoes-Gos–Haute Chic Stilettos by Gos (gospel.voom)–Uber December 2018

Decor
Backdrop–Cuca Designs & Illuzion –New Beginnings by Cuore Capalini Carillon (cuore.capalini)–mainstore
Armoire–Foxwood–Amelia Armoire by Dani (nina.helix)–Uber December 2018
Gold Vase with white flowers–Kraftworks –Trancoso flower vase by NODNOL Jameson–Uber December 2018
potted flowers–{ANC}–friedwildberry petit pot 2014 gift by aki69–not available
Wall Snowflake–tarte –Snowflake Light–by Alessandra Donato (alixxbella)–Uber December 2018
Snow globe with snowflake—ariskea –Lilia Snow Globe Magic by So Young (diaxm)–Uber December 2018
Hanging stars on armoire–ariskea –Star String Curve by So Young (diaxm)–Uber December 2018
Closed box–Cuca Designs & Illuzion –Single box rectangular by Cuore Capalini Carillon (cuore.capalini)–mainstore
Glass Ornament–Apple Fall –Ornament Metallic Confetti–gold, copper, silver, ribbed cone (blue, cherry, and mercury) by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)–mainstore
Tree picture–action–Elf Food Groups Chalkboard by Maz Pixel (marilynmonroe.munro)–Arcade 2017 gift (not available)
vase with tree branches–tarte–Holiday Twig Vase by Alessandra Donato (alixxbella)–mainstore
branches on table–Pilot–Candle branches by Kaz Nayar–mainstore
Lamp–tarte–Knox Floor Lamp Alessandra Donato (alixxbella)–mainstore
Oh Holy Night Frame–tarte–holy night frame by Alessandra Donato (alixxbella)–mainstore
string star lights–ariskea –Lilia Stars String Lights by So Young (diaxm)–Uber December 2018
Frame with yellow background and white leaves–Ariskea –Lilia Frames and Prints by So Young (diaxm)–Uber December 2018
Tree lights on the floor–Maxi Gossamer –Fairy Lights Floor by Maxi Gossamer–mainstore
Tree–Jian –Christmas Tree 2017 by JIAN (jiansl)–mainstore
Corner Chair with yellow pillow–ariskea–Corner nook by So Young (diaxm)–Uber December 2018
books–peaches –The Bates Chair Book Candle by lα peтιтe peαcн (imaginerabbits)–Uber December 2018
side table–ariskea –Lilia Octagonal table by So Young (diaxm)–Uber December 2018
Sled–Goose–Holidays Sledge Merry Christmas by Tyrek Skywalker (tyrek)–mainstore
Red Chair–Peaches –The bates Chair by lα peтιтe peαcн (imaginerabbits)–Uber December 2018
black table–tarte–Kensington table by Alessandra Donato (alixxbella)–mainstore
Hamster in stocking–Mishmish –Hammies and stocking by Aime Takaaki–mainstore
Open boxes–Cuca Designs & Illuzion by Cuore Capalini Carillon (cuore.capalini)–mainstore

Dancing In the Moonlight

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. Dalai Lama

 

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The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. Dalai Lama

In the last month, I’ve had nothing but appreciation for the people around me in both worlds. A friend who gives me more time for things inworld, when pain rules the day. A friend that remembers my birthday and does something sweet for me out of the blue inworld. She selflessly gave a gift to a stranger. A friend who dances with me virtually, which brings a smile to my face. Or even a special person that makes me laugh on the hardest of days. Those people … I may not know everything about them and it’s okay not to know everything about them. It’s the kindness in them that I see. I can see their heart and spirit in their being, for me that’s a huge deal. Healing isn’t just medications and physical therapy. Healing can be how we treat one another in times that are hard physically, emotionally, or financially. A smile and helping hand can do so much for someone. Real life brings pain and truly hard days. Grueling days are ahead of me. I will be tested, but it’s nice to log into a space where my spirit is lifted. And this is a thank you and a word of appreciation for all that you do for this stranger. I wouldn’t know what I would do with out you all.
In the spirit of appreciation, I want to share another message. I’ve heard lots of people who don’t give themselves enough credit, thinking they are important. That’s the thing about life, you are important. When you help someone in even the smallest way (opening a door for someone for example), you are important. Your spirit, laughter, friendship, kindness are all important to the world. A person doesn’t have to be bigger than life to be important. Even in a virtual space,, you’re important to others. And also, people will make mistakes, but people are not defined by their mistakes. It’s more important what you do after the mistake was made. We are all on a journey in this life and there will be speed bumps. It’s learning how to ride over them that matters most, and appreciating the people who help you get over those little road blocks.
And one more thing before diving into this month’s shopping. I heard a quote that really hit a chord with me. If you worry about all the bad things, you deny yourself the ability to enjoy all the good things. You miss out on the good that happens around you. It’s really true. Of course, there are going to be bad, awful, and horrible days, but we have to notice the good that surrounds us. For me, it’s the kindness that others have shown me in the past month. My heart would not be as full without you. So thank you to all the friends inworld who have shown me kindness, when I needed it most. ♥
Okay, now I can talk about the fun stuff. Pose Fair is still going on, so if you haven’t picked up some great poses, please head over there. A great friend and creative pose maker created this pose called Thrills pose pack. It’s by Cuca Design. The creator is a dear friend of mine. She just happens to be a really great pose creator. I hope you enjoy her poses, just as much as I do. Next we have my top from Mossu, which I love and adore. It pairs beautifully with the skirt from The Secret Store. The top and skirt are both available at Collabor88. You will have to hurry though, since there’s not much time left. Finally, my boots are a new marketplace release from Utopia@Design. I am a little obsessed with her boots. I can’t lie. I really recommend this designer. The attention to detail is fabulous. The building in the picture is by Nomad and I really really really like this rotunda. It’s probably going to stay up awhile on my land. It was the perfect addition to my creepy graveyard. Finally, lets talk hair, I absolutely love this hair by besom and it’s available at kustom9. I can’t recommend these events enough. I adore them.
I hope you enjoy the spooky events across the grid and the fantastic shopping. So bring a friend and enjoy the shopping and maybe stop by Ironwood Hills for a spooky hunt.
As always, be kind to one another.
Cheers, Violet.
credits

Hair–Besom –Teddy Bear by Coco West (kattington)–Kustom9 October 2018
Boots–Utopia@Design–Halloween– by Elisabetta Hyun–new release available on the mp
Shirt–Mossu –Amanda by Stephen (akirakiyoi)–Collabor88 October 2018
Skirt–The Secret Store –Fiona Belted Skirt by Maylee (maylee.oh)–collabor88 October 2018
Guy
Jacket–Gabriel–long jacket and open shirt by Takuya Jinn–older gacha&mp
Pants–Gabriel–Cotton pants by Takuya Jinn–older gacha and available on the mp
hat–Contraption –Standard Noble Hat by Walton F. Wainwright (faust.steamer)–mainstore

Pose–Cuca Designs–Thrills–by Cuore Capalini Carillon (cuore.capalini)–Pose Fair October 2018

Decor
Grass–{anc}–slight wildgrass by aki69–mainstore
Building–Nomad–Mystic Rotunda by Pira (piraiyah.novikov)–collabor88 October 2018
Tree–++Half Deer++–Deadwood tree–by Halo (halogen.magic)
Grave–Floorplan–Salem Memorial Headstone by Tegan Serin–fifty linden friday October 12th 2018
Bats–Florix –Bat Tempest by Dyana Rain–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.

 

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.

The Magician

 

 

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow. A. C. Benson

 

 

 

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow. A. C. Benson
I’ve had a whirl wind of a week with a lot of surprises. First and foremost, I’d like to thank Utopia for adding me to their bloggers group. I was completely taken by surprise and I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity. I hope that I can make Utopia@Design proud. Again, thank you so much for adding me to your blogging family.
Okay, now I have to talk about Collabor88’s birthday bash! As many know, I absolutely adore C88. I’ve been having a love affair with this event, since I started blogging. I look forward to the birthday bash every year. It remains to be one of my favorite events on the grid.
So it is my pleasure to say, this round is ridiculously fabulous. I should just hand over the designers my wallet now. There’s just so many wonderful items that I will be blogging this event a bit this month, but some of my favorite items are from this event. Every year, I find myself wearing things over and over again from the birthday round, so it really isn’t an event to be missed.
The picture above was inspired by Eliavah’s flower hairpin and dress. You can find this beautiful dress at Collabor88. The hairpin is available at Okinawa Summer event. This beautiful pin is called nightbloom. Her dress at collabor88 goes by the name Rafflesia. It’s really lovely. I really wanted to be an elf for a day in this cute little dress. I felt so soft and feminine in this piece. The Okinawa summer event runs until the 31st and you can find this wonderful hairpin there. I have to say that I really love this hairpin and I’m probably going to use it in my hair for another outfit. It’s just so pretty and … I am a sucker for a nice flower. My shoes are at Collabor88. They’re by Pure Poison and they’re called Haley sandals. I really love gladiator type sandals. I have been hoping for awhile that someone would make sandals like these. I will be using these again….shamelessly. I bought sandals like these so long ago, but I can no longer wear them, since they were made pre-mesh, so I was very very very happy to see these. I won’t stop gushing about them–and again you can find these at C88.
Moving right along, there’s so many items in this picture that it deserves two paragraphs…or more :D. My ears are fantasy elf ears and they’re from mandala. I can’t recommend them enough to people. They remain to be some of my favorite items that I use. You can find them at the mainstore. Let’s talk hair for a second. Can we just give little bones a round of applause for her work. If she makes hair, I’m going to buy it. I just hand over my cash willingly and happily. This hair is also available at Collabor88 and is called king. It comes with a styling hud. I have to say styling huds are one of my favorite things that designers create. It gives customers options, when it comes to styling and personal preference. Now onto another company that I use all the time. I’m addicted to them and I have been, since I started. blogging.
On the bottom of the picture, there is an ice cream cone filled with flowers. This is by the wonderful ++half deer++. It’s an older release, but… I really love this item, so we’re including it. It has the appropriate name of Ice Cream flowers. I just want to wear this with every outfit. It’s so dreamy! BUT, the pink and purple crystals in the background, those ARE from this round of collabor88 and.. by …you guessed it–half deer. They go by the name dreamsugar crystal. I knew right away that these deserved to be in a fantasy picture. There’s a bug at the bottom of my screen. It’s from Azoury and called endless butterfly. There are rigged and non rigged versions included. My carriage is from {anc}. Just like half deer, I have so many items from {anc}. I happily pay this company for their products. Putting {anc} together in a photo always creates something truly special. And yes, I’m totally gushing about them. I make no apologies. Totally adore them. This iron carriage can be found at Collabor88 as well.
The flowers are by {anc} and the grass is by Hayabusa Design. I really love grass that sways, like it’s blowing in the wind. Again, {anc} created these star flakes. they’re animated and gorgeous. I found them in my inventory and it’s the first time that I’ve used them. I’m going to use these again too. They just feel special. Mishmish made a baby winged unicorn awhile ago. It’s so cute though. I had to use it. My unicorn is a pet and meant to be worn, but I stole a moment to include her in this picture.
To close this blog, I want to talk about the inspiration for this picture. Really, my inspiration came from {anc}’s carriage and Half Deer’s crystals. They both seemed like something out of a fairy tale. So I knew right away that The Magician was the card for this series. As I started to edit this picture, it became obvious which card the picture should represent. There was just something magical about it. The Magician card in the major arcana means that “the revelations [in your life}  are best applied to the pragmatic and physical aspects, rather then the ephemeral or theoretical.” This is so incredibly significant for me. Some times you go through life and things don’t make sense. Then, life gives you the chance to understand those confusing moments in a practical way–making sense of life.
I’ve made a lot of choices in my life, which turned out to be the right answer for me. Sometimes we have to wander to understand where we are going–or need to go. I’m thankful for my path–with all the smiles and tears. Like that one quote by lady gaga, I like the good days and the bad days, because it means that I’m alive. We make sense of it, when it matters.
Okay that’s my final thought and shopping extravaganza info. There will be more blogs to come covering the Birthday Round of Collabor88, please stay tuned. If you like any of the items featured in the above photo, please check out my credits down below.
Credits

Ears–Mandala –Fantasy Elf Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)
Hairpin–Eliavah–Nightbloom Hairpin by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Okinawa Summer Event August 2018
Dress–Eliavah–Ruffleasia Dress by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Collabor88 August 2018
Hair–Little Bones –King by Nova Faerye—Collabor88 August 2018
Shoes–Pure Poison –Haley Sandals by Shaleene Kenin–Collabor88 2018

Decor

Ice Cream Flowers–++half deer++— Ice cream Flowers by Halo (halogen.magic)
Carriage–{anc}–Iron Carriage by aki69–Collabor88 August 2018
Unicorn–Mishmish–baby winged unicorn by Aime Takaaki
Bugs–Azoury –Endless Butterfly by Mayhem Seetan—Collabor88 August 2018
Crystals–++Half Deer++—Dreamsugar Crystals by Halo (halogen.magic)–Collabor88 2018
Stars–{anc}–Star Flakes by aki69
pillow–Le Poppycock –Every moment by Olivia Lalonde
Flowers–{anc}–Garden “spray” wild flowers by aki69
Grass–Hayabusa –Wind Field of grass and flowers by Motoko Oanomochi