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 ♥

 

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A Time To Be Thankful

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others. Dalai Lama

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others. Dalai Lama

I am incredibly thankful for a lot of things this year. One, I’m thankful that I’m here. I was watching a show called Lost Girl. There’s a line from a character who talks about how having life is so special. You have memories good, bad, and everything in between, but you have them. You have a chance to make them, no matter what you’re going through. No matter your hardship. You are living. I am living and that in itself is something to be grateful for. That one line changed me. Of course, I didn’t write the line word for word. it is paraphrased. It is definitely food for thought.
Then, I came across this quote. You open a door for someone. They respond with the common thank you. It is a sign of appreciation and respect in the act itself. It is the recognition of kindness being noticed. Showing others that they are thought of.. and appreciated is so incredibly special. Then you have the recognition of what someone else is doing for you. It’s always always always important to show others gratitude. It’s important to let them know that any act of kindness no matter how big or small is appreciated. It’s something that maybe is lacking–our outward appreciation of the positive actions done to us by others.
It’s Thanksgiving here. And I love reminding myself to tell people what they mean to me. It’s a practice that has given me a lot of meaning. It softens the soul, knowing that others care for each other. We are all meaningful and we are all important to others–even strangers. I rely a lot on strangers, family, and friends. There is no way that I couldn’t have all those people on my mind. Sometimes the people who have helped me the most in the last year has been complete strangers in my real life. People helping me into wheel chairs, opening doors, and helping me in any way they can. I’ve been helped by medical staff. I’ve been helped by friends who visit to raise my spirits. Even inworld, I see that same kindness. So I try to practice gratitude as often as I can. This year has definitely taught me that people help and aid others, even when they themselves are struggling and sometimes I am never aware of those struggles. I had a cancer patient open a door for me. There was no way that I could help her, other than show her my appreciation. The only thing she asked of me was to pay it forward to others. And I have every intention to do so.
So in the spirit of gratitude, I want to thank the designers and creators who work so incredibly hard to create these beautiful items featured in this photo. I want to start off with this fantastic dress. I can not gush enough about this dress. I love it… I really do. I think this may be one of my favorite dresses. I plan on wearing this again quite a bit. It’s just gorgeous and the detail is beautifully done. You can find it at Equal10 by Eliavah and it’s called Serenade. My hair is from SINTIKLIA and called Gigi, which is available at collabor88. You’ll have to hurry though, because before you know it.. the next round will begin. My flower crown is by Lode and it’s called Lilu, and you can find it at this latest round of the chapter four. Ali (the blond) is wearing the same flower crown, but in a different color, She is also wearing a top from moon elixir and it’s called night bloom, which is available at this months romp. It’s a really cute set with options to color the straps and remove the pom poms. Ali’s hair is from Rama and you can find it at Equal 10. There are some really great events and sales going on with black friday and a lot of them have already started. So get out there and bring a friend. Let the shopping begin.
If you liked any of the above items, please check out my credits below.
Be kind to one another and show your thanks this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving ♥♥♥
Cheers,
Violet XOXO
Credits.

Hair–SINTIKLIA–Gigi by Sintiklia (sintikliasims)–Collabor88 November 2018
Flower crown–LODE–Lilu Wreath by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)–Chapter four November 2018
Dress–Eliavah–Serenade dress–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Equal10 November 2018
Fox–jian–held red fox by JIAN (jiansl)–mainstore

Ali (the blond)

Hair–Rama–avril by Katarina Monk–Equal10 November 2018
Bra–Moon Elixir –Night bloom by ElixirBlack–Romp November 2018
hair crown–LODE–Lilu Wreath by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)–Chapter four November 2018
lower part of the body.. dear half–Tentacio and {Psychio-Byts} by ƪιƪ ϻοמšҭёѓ (psikotik.gothly) and May Tolsen–old gacha item on mp

Decor

Sheep with flower in mouth–Black Bantam–baby lamp pose 6 by Stasey Olle–kustom9 November 2018
Sheep to the left–fawny–Dolly the sheep by Stephen (akirakiyoi)–old gacha item
Turkey–Jian–Turkey Collection by JIAN (jiansl)–mainstore
Faun–Jian–fallow faun by JIAN (jiansl)
fountain–HEXtraordinary –The faun fountain by Corwin Lacourte–mainstore
Grass–HPMD–wild grasses by Sasaya (sasaya.kayo)–mainstore

The Entertainer

 

"Do one thing every day that scares you." By Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” By Eleanor Roosevelt

 

As I sit here writing this blog, I’m thinking of all the things that scare people. I’m scared to do a lot of things, but I can’t let the fear win. Second life can be like that too. Sometimes doing things that scare you will give you the most satisfaction–maybe it’s taking pictures, starting a business, or as simple as talking to people. Life in general can be a bit scary. However, if we don’t do things that scare us, then we deny ourselves the opportunity to live. Second life is just like that… If you don’t try the things that scare you, then you’ll never fully live.

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the cost of fear. It’s a truly high price. It stops us. It denies us experiences. It’s that feeling of facing a wall, even though you have the tools to take it down. It stops that thought of being capable.

After surgery, I was scared and frightened. I began to move and again fear took over, literally stopping me from taking a step. It’s such a simple thing, yet it became the size of a mountain. It took my breathe away. Thoughts raced through my head of all the what if’s. But in the end, I took a step. It scared me, but I did. Second life has it’s own wall of fears that so many people battle. And sometimes, you just have to take a step toward whatever scares you. Taking that first step over fear is huge. I encourage people to be brave and take that first action. It may just lead you to a path that you were meant to take.

Moving along to my picture and the discussion of fear. I wanted to portray an image of dancing, having fun, and living in the face of something scary. Sometimes you have to put yourself out there, despite whatever negative feeling is stopping you. Feel the fear. Don’t let it win. Fight it. And in the end you will know more about yourself.

If you want to dance with some friendly skeletons (which is a little scary), all you have to do is stick with me for a little longer. My gorgeous outfit is from the Eliavah gacha, which is available at the epiphany. I really really rally like this outfit. So I recommend it highly. The skeletons are also available at the epiphany and they’re by consignment. The pumpkins and pictures are out at Collabor88. The pumpkins are by Aloe and the pictures are by Fancy Decor. If you want any of these items, please check out my credits down below.

credits

Head piece–LODE–Mimosa Big Crown by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)–gacha
Jewelry–belly, head, and legs–Empyrean Forge by Empy (empyreanforge)–Fameshed X, October 2018
Hair-Eliavah –Divinity Hairy–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Epiphany October 2018
Skirt–Eliavah –enchantress Attire–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Epiphany October 2018
Top–Eliavah –enchantress Attire–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Epiphany October 2018
Fans–Eliavah –Lunar Fans–enchantress Attire–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Epiphany October 2018
Veil–Eliavah –Starry Veil–enchantress Attire–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–The Epiphany October 2018
Decor

Lights–Alegria–Dacing Starts Fireflies by Alegria (katanablender)–no longer available.
Pumpkins–Aloe –pumpkin Container by AlliKeys–Collabor88 October 2018
frames–Fancy Decor — Lee Leaning Art by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 October 2018
standing Skeleton–Consignment –Skull ptures Static by ValiantCo–Epiphany October 2018
Caged Skeleton–consignment –Skull ptures–caged by ValiantCo–Epiphany October 2018
Skeleton sitting on wreath—consignment–Skull ptures wreath by ValiantCo–Epiphany October 2018
Skeleton in stocks–Consignment —Skull ptures stocks by ValiantCo–Epiphany October 2018
Candles –heir–Candle cluster by ᵀᴱᴹᴾᵀᶤᶤ (temptii)–no longer available
mist–Boudoir –Mesh Mist by Precious Restless–marketplace

Piano–Zerkalo–Grand Piano by Daniel Estro (danielestro)–gacha check marketplace

 

 

Note… I took the pose before blogging it. I’ll get back to this post to include the pose at a later time. Also fans were added.

 

 

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

 

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

 

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

A Mystical Halloween.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Moon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyway, as always, Be Kind To One Another,

cheers, Violet XOXO

Credits

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

Decor

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

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

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

 

 

 

Wheel of Fortune

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

As always, be kind to one another.

 

Cheers,

Violet xoxo

credits

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

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

 

 

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

 

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.