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No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland

 

Nope, I didn’t quit. I actually met to write this blog awhile ago. I’ve had a few issues with second life crashing on me and my power has not been great this past week. I actually lost power, trying to take this picture. So seeing it done, I’m truly happy. Hopefully my luck gets a bit better with my next photo :P.

There are a lot of events in this photo, featured above. So lets begin. My dress, hair, and shoes are all from collabor88. My gorgeous dress is by Ison, which I paired with a pair of shoes by Pure Poison. And my hair is by Opale. My bed, bookshelf, and mirror come from Ariskea. The speaker in the background is by mishmish, and the picture of a person outlined is by Fancy Decor, all of these items are available from Collabor88. The curtains, flower frame, cabinet, lamp, and tray with a grapefruit, and book on the table are all available at Uber and it’s by Dust Bunny. I just love decor from Dust Bunny. I always seem to end up buying it. My vanity is from Access and it’s by Build works Decor. The cake is from an event called Spring Flair 2–and from Ariskea. The chair, bunny, rug, stool, and pink vase of flowers all come from Kalopsia, which are available at Fameshed. The tray in the background is by granola, and you can also find this item at Fameshed. The strawberries, and the bag are also available at Fameshed. Whew, I know there’s a lot of new products in this photo. I have bought quite a bit of furniture lately inworld. I can’t say no to a pretty pink flower or light airy spring time decor. Overall, these are the events that you don’t want to miss out on: bliss, fameshed, Uber, Collabor88, and Access. And now for my quote……

The quote above is a wonderful reminder that things don’t always last forever. There’s always change in life. Winter comes and goes. There’s the hope of new life and new beginnings in spring. No matter what hardship a person goes through, there’s always solace in change. And for me, I welcome spring, and change. I’m inviting the warm air of spring to grace my sim. It’s time to bring flowers into the world and let go of the cold.

I hope that you all have a wonderful spring break and be safe out there. Enjoy the blooming flowers and maybe a chocolate bunny. Happy shopping 🙂

Before I go, I want to make a quick note. I meant to make this blog post earlier, but I’ve been dealing with power outages, and storms. It’s part of the reason why this post is late. I’ve also had some issues with second life.. like most people lately. I’m hoping no further issues come along. Crossing my fingers……..

Be Kind To One Another

Cheers,

Violet

Credits

hair–Opale –Sheila Hair by Tony Mila (tonyamilavskaya)–Collabor88 April 2019
Dress–Ison–trench dress by Harry Hyx–Collabor88 April 2019
Shoes–Pure Poison–Gina by Shaleene Kenin–Collabor88 April 2019

Decor
Bed–Kalopsia –Serene’s Cali King Bed–by Isabeau Joelle Robin (isabeau.baragula)–Collabor88 April 2019
Tray with grapefruit–Dust Bunny –Sweet Dreams Morning Tray by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)—Uber April 2019
Tray with vase with champagne–Granola –Beatrice Wooden Tray by Kimbra Iridescent–Fameshed April 2019
Strawberries and champagne–Vespertine —treat yoself set by Vespertine (amelie.knelstrom)–Fameshed April 2019
Book shelf, potted plant, and books on it–Kalopsia –Serene’s set by Isabeau Joelle Robin (isabeau.baragula)–Collabor88 April 2019
vanity–BuildWorksDecor –Vanity Set by Ediz Moonwall–Access April 2019
Flower Frame—Dust Bunny –Sweet Dreams Wall Art by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–Uber April 2019
Potted plan on floor–Dust bunny –Sweet Dreams Fiddle Leaf Tree by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–Uber April 2019
Curtains–Dust Bunny –Sweet Dreams Curtains by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–Uber April 2019
Lamp–Dust Bunny –Sweet Dreams Lamp by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–Uber April 2019
Dresser–Dust Bunny –Chest Of Drawers by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–Uber April 2019
Pink flowers–Ariskea –Doucy–Magnolia Flower by Seo yun (diaxm)–Fameshed April 2019
Mirror–fairest of them all—-Kalopsia –Serene’s Mirror by Isabeau Joelle Robin (isabeau.baragula)–Collabor88 April 2019
Speaker–Mishmish –Spring Garden Speaker–by Aime Takaaki–Collabor88 April 2019
Framed outline of person–Fancy Decor –Capo Figure Drawings by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 April 2019
Chair–Ariskea –Doucy Fabric Chair by Seo yun (diaxm)–Fameshed April 2019
bunny pillow–Ariskea –Doucy by Seo yun (diaxm)–Fameshed april 2019
Table–Ariskea –Doucy by Seo yun (diaxm)–Fameshed April 2019
White books–Dust Bunny–Sweet dreams books by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–Uber April 2019
tea mug–Kalopsia –Tea Mug by Harper Jade Robin (shawneese.offcourse)–mainstore
Cake–spring Flair 2–Roses Cake by Seo yun (diaxm)–Spring Flair 2 April 2019
Rug–Ariskea –Doucy–by Seo yun (diaxm)–Fameshed April 2019
Green stool–Ariskea –Doucy by Seo yun (diaxm)–Fameshed April 2019
Magazines–Fancy Decor –Capo Magazine stack by Jake Vordun–mainstore
Bags on the floor and box with necklace–Vespertine –Treat yoself set by Vespertine (amelie.knelstrom)–Fameshed April 2019
Pillows–Dust bunny –Dust Bunny–Dreamy outing pillow pile by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–Mainstore
Suitcases–Kalopsia –Hilly’s suitcase Chair by Isabeau Joelle Robin (isabeau.baragula)–mainstore
croissant–Dust Bunny –Dreamy Outing croissant sandwiches by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–mainstore
Pose–Rk Poses –Maya by Neva Xenga (nevacrystall)–mainstore

 

I know this is a ton of credits. I want to thank all the wonderful creators for making such beautiful creations ♥

 

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

 

 

 

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.

Making memories

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

Me
hair–Entwined –Vilde–by Bʟᴀɪʀ (vivienmarli)–Uber November 2018
Skirt–Mossu–Festive Skirt by Stephen (akirakiyoi)–Uber November 2018
blouse–Mossu–Festive Sweater by Stephen (akirakiyoi)–uber November 2018
Lipstick–L’etre–Bold Lipstick by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)–mainstore new release for genu’s head
Pose–Foxcity–Last Minute Bento Pose by Satomi Masukami–Uber November 2018

 

Yarn–Foxwood–November knitting by Dani (nina.helix)–Kustom9 November 2018
Cat–Foxwood–Sleepy Tabby Decor–by Dani (nina.helix)–Kustom9 November 2018
book on orange throw and mug–Foxwood–November Days by Dani (nina.helix)–kustom9 November 2018
Dog–Foxwood–Delilah–by Dani (nina.helix)–Tannenbaum December 2018
Fireplace–Foxwood–Delilah fireplace by Dani (nina.helix)–Tannenbaum December 2018
Rug–Foxwood–Delilah Rug by Dani (nina.helix)–Tannenbaum December 2018
Chair–Dictatorshop–Chesterfield Wingback adult by Dee (dictatorshop)–mainstore
Books–Nutmeg–Pile of Vintage books–group gift by Neva Xenga (nevacrystall)–mainstore
Tea–Dust Bunny–Woodland Dreams fresh rose tea by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–Older Gacha Item
Side table–Nutmeg–Old Wooden Table by Neva Xenga (nevacrystall)–mainstore
plant–Mithral–Basil Philodendron by Evadne Quintessa–Kustom9 November 2018
Lamp–HEXtraordinary–Harvest Lantern by Corwin Lacourte–no longer available.. part of decoCrate.
Pictures frames–what next –Autumn pictures shelf by Winter Thorn–mainstore

 

It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love. Moliere

It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love. Moliere
Violet (me) ♥

Hair–exile–Daphne by Kavar Cleanslate–Epiphany December 2018
Sweater–Eliavah–Lazy Day Sweater by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Arcade December 2018–Rare
Leggings–Evani–Amber Leggings by ɴᴇꜱꜱᴀ (evastika.aura)–Uber
Camera–[Since1975]–Polaroid cam by ocean Craft–gift

Male Model
Pants–FashionNatic–Liam Jogger by ஜєℓєиαஜ (ellen.moonites)–Mancave December 2018
Hair-Doux–Troy by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)–mainstore
Pose–Foxcity –Breakfast Bento Pose by Satomi Masukami–Uber November 2018

Kitchen Decor

Counter and island–Dust Bunny –Small Space Kitchen, sink, cabinet by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–mainstore
Mixer–22796–kitchen machine by Paco Pooley–Epiphany December 2018
Cutting board with carrots–Dust Bunny –Homemade soup prep bowl by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–mainstore
bagels–Tentacio –healthy bagels by May Tolsen–Kustom9 November 2018
Unicorn cookie jar–Dust Bunny –Unicorn cookie jar by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–mainstore
Candy Canes in Cup–DAD–Oh My Christmas Cake–Green Candy mug by sheerpetal Roussel–Epiphany December 2018
Penguin mugs–what next–Wintertime Hot Cocoa by Winter Thorn–mainstore
Muffins–Tentacio –muffins breakfast by May Tolsen–mainstore
Cake with Kiwi on top–Apple Fall -Kiwi and Blueberry Cheesecakes–by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)–mainstore
Sketchpad with cookies–Apple Fall–Macaroons on sketchbook by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)–mainstore
Soup Bowls–Dust Bunny –Homemade soup bowls holder by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–mainstore
Pitcher with spoons and utensils–nutmeg–by Neva Xenga (nevacrystall)–mainstore
Utensil holder (brown bowl)–Nutmeg–Store Utensil Holder by Neva Xenga (nevacrystall)–mainstore
Stove–Birdy–Forest Kitchen –Oven Light Rare by Dani (nina.helix)–The Arcade December 2018–Rare
Copper Pan–Dust Bunny –Homemade Soup Pot of soup copper by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–mainstore
Gingerbread cookies–Eliavah –Christmas Munchies– Gingerbread Plate by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Arcade December 2018
Bottle of Cocoa–Random Matter–Magical Holidays Cocoa Bottles by 슬기 sᴇᴜʟɢɪ (nikohl.hax)–Epiphany December 2018
Mug of hot cocoa on kitchen island–Eliavah –Christmas Munchies–gingerbread hot chocolate–The Arcade December 2018
Truffles–Eliavah —-Christmas Munchies–peppermint truffles–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia) -The Arcade December 2018
Cake Pops blue–Eliavah –Christmas Munchies–Cake pop Tin by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Arcade December 2018
Cake Pops Green–Eliavah –Christmas Munchies–Cake Pop Tin Christams–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Arcade December 2018

 

Normally, I don’t post a picture and credits first, BUT I have been a very busy girl in all world. As you can see above, I’ve been busy shopping and decorating (in both worlds!). I debated making this two separate posts. But I took the first picture and then received a few things from one of my sponsors and I wanted to make it a series. And so here we are.

There are a TON of great shopping right now. I’ve been to Kustom9, Tannenbaum, The Arcade, Uber, The epiphany, and black friday shopping.. whew so much shopping. And I did some real life shopping too….my poor wallet. But as you can see, I’ve been super busy planning this photo. This holiday season, you will see warm and cozy posts, featuring some great pieces by creators. They have surely been working super hard and it shows.

I’ve had some worried friends online and I want to assure everyone… I really am okay. I’ve been really busy in both worlds. Managing the holidays and physical therapy is definitely challenging. And I’ve had a few tough days thrown into the mix. Things will calm down soon. I’m sure of it. But I am working hard to create pictures that  I can be proud of.. and I hope that you like them too.

I have included all of my credits, below the photos. I thought this may be a bit easier to navigate due to the amount of items in each picture. My theme for this month with Peace, love, and joy. I encourage all residents to put issues aside, come together, and be friendly. Peace on Earth …good will toward one another is the true essence of the holidays. Lets love one another enough to care about each other. We can not live without the help of each other…and humanity can be a beautiful gorgeous part of life, when we seek the positive out of life. I hope you fill your heart with love and share that love with others this wonderful holiday season

Much love, Violet XOXO

Be Kind To One Another.. and lets try taking care of each other this holiday season ♥

 

Lazy Morning

 

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress. Charles Dickens

 

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress. Charles Dickens

I’ve been quiet lately. And I’m a little late blogging this post. But, I had some living to do. It’s important to remember to enjoy moments and taking them in. Today is a snow filled lazy day. So here I am blogging away and enjoying the picturesque ambiance of silence in the snow. I generally hate snow, but I’ll take my lazy day. So like my day, my picture captures a quiet hopeful morning with breakfast in bed. Of course, I could never create such a picture without the help of designers and their amazing creations.
I’m going to jump right into the thick of it and talk about all those lovely events. Collabor88, Uber, Fameshed, and equal10 are all featured in this lovely picture. My hair is from doux which can be found at equal 10. My shirt came from Uber. My boots are from Uber and by Utopia@Design. The bed, 8 tracks, furniture, food items, and dishes are from collabor88. There are also a few food items from Uber as well. My skirt is from collabor88. The nightstand is from Fameshed. I would go into everyone of these items in detail, but real life is sneaking up on me. BUT, you can find all the lovely details for these items in my credits section, down below.
Generally, my blogs are a little longer, but I have been dealing with lack of sleep. So my pillow beckons me for a nap. BUT, I do like to add a moral or something important in my blogs. With Thanksgiving coming up around the corner, I wanted to again emphasize the importance of enjoying life. Family can be crazy. Friends can be difficult sometimes. BUT, these people in life are so important. It’s important to take a moment and enjoy the season… find something to be thankful for and cherish it. Every season has its beauty. Don’t let it pass you by.
Be kind to one another,
Cheers,
Violet XOXO
Credits

Boots–Utopia@Design–Noemi by Elisabetta Hyun–Uber October 2018
Hair–Doux–Lilly–by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)–Equal 10 November 2018
Skirt–Jeune by Rowne –Khloe Leather Mini by Justice (justice.topaz)–Collabor88 November 2018
Blouse–JustBECAUSE –Ursala Blouse by Annie Melson–Uber October 2018
Hat–LaGyo –Verushka Hat by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 November 2018
Ring–LaGyo –Veruschka ring by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 November 2018
Earrings–LaGyo -Veruschka Tassel Earrings by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 2018

Lamp–Random Matter –Swag Lamp by 슬기 sᴇᴜʟɢɪ (nikohl.hax)–Collabor88 November 2018
Kettle–Vespertine –Cosy Enamel Kettle by dead inside (amelie.knelstrom)–Collabor88 November 2018
Pumpkin Pie Slice–Vespertine –Slice of leafy pumpkin pie by dead inside (amelie.knelstrom)–Collabor88 2018
Soup–Dust Bunny –Homemade Soup , mug of soup–by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–Uber October 2018
Breakfast table–What Next –Wintertime Sled Server by Winter Thorn–Fifty Linden Friday Nov. 8th 2018
bedside table–DaD–Victoria Besides table by sheerpetal Roussel–Fameshed November 1st 2018
Bed–DaD–Phoenix bed–by sheerpetal Roussel—Collabor88 November 2018
8 Track Player–Second spaces–Flashback 8 track by Elle Kirshner–Collabor88 November 2018
8 track tapes–Second Spaces –Flashback 8 tracks tapes by Elle Kirshner–Collabor88 November 2018
Fruit Plate–Vespertine –autumn fruit platter by dead inside (amelie.knelstrom)–collabor88 November 2018
Tea cup–DaD–Victoria cup of tea decor by sheerpetal Roussel–fameshed November 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

Love is Love

 

It doesn't matter if you're black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language... every single person is significant and is meaningful. Michael Franti

This blog post is dedicated to all those who are part of the LGBTQAI community ♥

It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language… every single person is significant and is meaningful. Michael Franti

This blog post took me a little longer to do. I haven’t felt very well this month, so I’m just now putting out a blog post about pride. I hope that everyone is having a great Pride month. In world, Pride is currently raising money for the Trevor Project. It’s a great cause. It’s so important that you go, donate, and purchase items at this month’s Pride event inworld. The Trevor project helps kids who are in crisis within the LGBTQ community. They do some really great work and I fully support them. So please get out there and donate.

To help me create this great photo, I teleported two great friends of mine that have been steady rocks for me. I’ve gone through a lot with those two people, so it made sense to include them. Christian is rocking the pride cape like the superhero that he is, which is available at Riot’s mainstore. Me, I’m wearing the group gift from Villena, which is available at Kustom9 and Poette (the gorgeous blond to my left.. not right oops) is staying cool in this romper available at Summer Fest.

I want to go into Summer Fest because I spent so much money there. I almost spent over my uber budget. So I have to say, it is a great event. I bought a lot of items. Almost everything you  see in this photo is from summer fest–the house, compass, surf board, and ice cream machine.. right to the sandals by Eliavah. I really can’t rave enough about this event enough. I basically redecorated my house with all new furniture from Summer Fest. So i have to thank the designers for really creating some very special items. I do wish that men had a few more options though. I’d like to go shopping with my guy friends 😀 . But, there are some great pieces of furniture. Also, this outfit includes items from various events including: Cosmopolitan, Good Vibes, and Kustom9. For more info, please read down below.

Finally, I’d like to go into this quote a little bit. I truly believe in this way of thinking. Everyone is significant and important. I’ve heard people say that they didn’t feel important. Sometimes what you give people isn’t money, or stuff–those things are nice. However, the relationships that we form in the course of our life have a way of impacting the other people around us. The love from friends, family, spouses, and even strangers can change a persons world and outlook on life. So you are important… just by existing in this world, you are meaningful, loved, and needed. The LGBTQ community has endured hardships and scrutiny. So it’s important to appreciate how far the world has come, but continue to fight the good fight. And… I also think it’s important to tell everyone that they matter in this world, because you do.

You matter. You’re important. Things will get better.

/me gives everyone a huge gigantic warm hug, filled with love and care.

Remember be kind to one another and check out my credits for Decor and Styling

Credits

Hair–Foxy –North by Liza Broono–Kustom9 June 2018
Necklace–Supernatural –Lara–by Sombria Baily–Cosmopolitan June 2018
Sunglasses–Zoom–Daalin Glasses by Jonas Acanthus–Good Vibes Event
Shirt–::Villena::–tank Crop Top–Group gift by Villena (villena.swansen)–Kustom9 June 2018
Sandals–Eliavah–Oasis Baresandals–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia) Summer Fest June 2018

Christian
Cape–Riot –Pride flag cape by Riot (rcade)—available at the mainstore for the month of June 2018

Poette
Hair–Little Bones–Solar by Nova Faerye
Romper–Vanilla Bae –Coco romper by Vanill A Honi (hopey.honi)–Good Vibes June 2018

Furniture

Ice cream vending machine–Dust Bunny –Ice cream vending machine by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–summer fest June 2018
Surf board–Blue Sky –Wall surf board by Luca Python–summer fest June 2018
Wall Compass–Blue Sky –Wind Rose bronze by Luca Python–summer fest June 2018
chair–++Half Deer++— Summer Fruit Lounge chair by Halo (halogen.magic)–summer fest June 2018
Cabana–Brocante –Summer Cabana Pink by ValiantCo–summer fest June 2018

The Sun

 

 

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.  Tryon Edwards

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven. Tryon Edwards

I’ve been meaning to blog for a few days now, but I spent some time building this set and dealing with some real life health issues. BUT today is the day! I woke up to feeling as bright and sunny as this picture. So I knew it was time to edit this photo of myself and a friend of mine.

Because my time in second life is sometimes very chaotic, I always contemplate the time spent away and together with the people around me. When I came across this quote, I knew that it was perfect. It’s exactly how I feel. It’s always sad to have to spent time away, but it’s always such a joy to come together.

I was able to do a photo shoot with a good friend of mine Cuore. She owns a pose company called Cuca Designs. Her poses range from sweet couple poses to the naughtier side of things. I highly recommend her poses, if you enjoy taking those types of photos. She’s also a cool chick. Don’t cross her though. She has claws. I saw them and everything. Okay, okay, okay, okay, I didn’t see her claws, but she did tell me about them. If you’re interested in her poses, please check out Cuca Designs.

Moving along, I chose this particular scene, because I love the beach. I love the feeling of sand between my toes and the ocean sea breeze, sweeping through my hair. I’ve had so many fond real life memories of enjoying myself at the beach. I just had to create a photo, depicting fun in the sun. But you can’t go to the beach alone, you always have to bring a friend. It’s like a rule or something. Alright, it’s not a rule, but I always like having someone along for the ride. And my friend decided to come along with me. I’m really thankful for the time that we shared. Just like real life, I now have the memory of taking this wonderful picture.

Sometimes it’s really hard to move past things. And long ago, I had made a decision not to take pictures with other people in my blog. But sometimes, you change your mind or life changes your mind. In this case, it was my friends who changed my mind. You see this world can really bring joy to people in the simplest of ways. And who am I to deny someone a pleasant memory and a really good time? Or even to allow myself to have fun and make memories? I knew that taking this photo would do just that. Ultimately, I didn’t want my stubbornness to stop me from enjoying myself in this world.

Life can really make you want to hide away. We all go through things that effect us. And I won’t lie. My experiences have made me seek a hiding place. But you can’t hide forever. If you wear your heart on your sleeve, it can be even harder. I’ve gone through a lot in the last few months and I wanted to hide away. I didn’t want to talk to anyone. I didn’t want to interact with people in any world. It’s funny how life works though. When you don’t want that interaction, the universe will throw those opportunities at you–almost laughing while it does. In short, this picture means a lot to me.

Sometimes heart break can make you close yourself off.  I’ve done it in all worlds. But I can’t do that…not now, especially now. When you go through rough things in any world, sometimes you need people around you. They help heal you. They mend the broken parts. Friends can do that for you. Pain does break me. But it didn’t break me that day. So today, I saw the sun.

In the major arcana, the sun card is an image of optimism and fulfilment, the dawn that follows the darkest night. Having struggled through the shadow sides you now know yourself and know where you are heading, and the sun illuminates your path. My personal deck has a picture of a child naked. He’s free with nothing to hide. And neither do I… So I will speak of the darkest nights of pain or the burden it places on me. But the sun does shine, after the hardest days. Second life helps me to see the sun with a friend, even if I don’t get to go to the beach this summer. In a way, I already did. And I even had great company too.

On that note, I really want to thank a specific designer who reached out to me. I adore this designer and their creations. My wallet weeps every time I see something by them, because I am bound to buy it. I was going through a really dark day and I had a designer reach out to me. They gave me a virtual hug, which made me tear up. Thank you ++half dear++

In that sun card like the child, I have nothing to hide. I miss people sometimes. I miss the way things use to be. I miss a lot of things in second life and real life. But I know that the sun will shine again. The clouds will part, if you let them. You live. You learn. You make mistakes. But mistakes don’t define who you are or who you will become. I would never have learned those lessons without the friends that I have today. I’m very thankful in a lot of ways for my sl world.

And finally, I can talk about this whole fabulous set. My bikini top is from Erratic and available at Collabor88. You have to hurry though. This round will be ending soon. Cuore’s bra and panties is from one of my favorite events Uber. It’s also by one of my favorite designers (and yes I do have many favorites), Mossu. I’m totally addicted and in love. The jewels are fantastic. And also another favorite event of mine opened up, The Arcade!!! The umbrella and the inner tube are both from Astralia and they’re both gacha prizes. So head on over and try your luck at the machines!! If you like any of the above products above, please see my credits down below.

Much love,

Violet XOXO

Credits

Me

Hair–Doux –Natti by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Bikini top/bottom–Erratic –Brooklyn by erratic (erratic.rain)–Collabor88
Sarong–!Rebel Hope –Mesh Sorang by Rebel Hope
Glasses–Murray–Marion Sunglasses by Olivia Murray (oliviamurray)–no longer available
Necklace–Zaara –Shairi by Zaara Kohime
Hat–Glitzz–Summer Hat by ℒϊssค βØЋм (lissa.bohm)

 

Cuore

Hair: Truth Ari – black & whites -Truth Hawks
Nails: –SU!– Livana Bento Nails 12 (VISTA) COMMON

Glasses: Rowne Glamor sunglasses black – by Couleur Latoe
Earrings, Nose & Chin Piercings, Necklace: .Aisling Karishma Gacha Set – by Druunah Esharham
Arm accessories & bracelets: .Aisling Eunice Gacha Set -by Druunah Esharham
Rings & hand jewelry: Mel0 Rings&Bracelets V5 by Olem
Foot jewelry: Zaara : Raksha Anklet *gold* (for Maitreya/Slink) by Zaara Kohime-

Lingerie: Mossu – Angelic.Bra – Black & Mossu – Angelic.Panties – Black by Stephen (akirakiyoi)  @ Uber May 2018

Sand Body Applier: Izzie’s – Body & Face Beach Sand (Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Catwa/Logo/LeLutka/Omega)  By Izzie Button

Furniture
Pink Floaty–Astralia –Water World Inflatable by Astralia–Arcade June 2018
Umbrella–Astralia –Water World Umbrella by Astralia–Arcade June 2018
Anchor beach towel–Sway’s –Lanai beach Towel by Sway Dench
Pink flip flop-Dust Bunny–Flip Flops by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
Straw bag–Milk Motion–Woven Straw Bag by Marie Lauridsen–no longer available
Pillow–Dust Bunny –Summer Picnic by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
Floral bag–Dust Bunny –Beach Towel Tote by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
Beach towel with lotion–Milk Motion–Beach Towel with accessories by Marie Lauridsen–not available
Picnic basket–Dust Bunny–Summer picnic basket rare by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
Stripped bag–Dust Bunny –Beach bag chevron
Beach Tent–Stockholm&Lima –Little Beach Fort–Under the sea by ѕуяυρ ωαn кєnσвι (surrealia.anatine)
Out door shower–Chez Moi –Outdoor Shower by nanda Marjeta
Surf board–!bang–Surf board by Poses (trieste.minuet)–no longer available
Backdrop–Foxcity Poses–K-Pop star 2 by Satomi Masukami–gacha item

 

Poses–Foxcity Poses –Lucid and Self by Satomi Masukami