Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

 

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

 

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

A Mystical Halloween.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Hermit

 

I like to go into a little shell and be a hermit and make music for a while. Delta Goodrem

 

 

I like to go into a little shell and be a hermit and make music for a while. Delta Goodrem
There’s no doubt in my mind that this is my time to be a hermit. I’ve stayed on my land inworld, working on creating ideas for my blog. In real life, I got lost in a sea of music and books–anything creative. Sometimes being a hermit takes the edge off of living. It allows us to escape into our own little private bubble. And I needed to wrap myself in a bubble, allowing myself to laugh as much as possible and smile at the best things in life. I buried myself in the endless whole of netflix comedians. I have to say, being a hermit didn’t suck. Actually, it was quite relaxing.
Yet there comes a time, when you have to interact with the world. You have to pop the bubble that you live in, because people aren’t designed to be alone all the time. We’re social creatures, even if it means only spending time with others sometimes. I felt bad for needing space, because not everyone understood the silence. People take it personal. I had many reasons for wanting to close myself off this week, getting lost in my work inworld or spending time in real life.
This past week, I was very busy with real life and I’m going to take a brief second to talk about my real life–only because it effects my time inworld. I’ve waited all summer for a surgery date, but I had to get scans and tests done, before I could even think about booking it. I finally have a date set for surgery. Since I have a date for surgery and now all the details to go forward, my blogging will be sporadic after September 10th. I want to thank my sponsors for their patience and understanding at this time. This was my main reason for needing time alone. I’ve had a week of calling family and friends, giving them all the details. It has been a bit draining, so I needed time alone in all worlds.
Since I felt like a hermit, I decided that this was the perfect time to create a picture of this card in the major arcana. I can relate to it so much this week. It has a simple meaning. “The Hermit Tarot card suggests that you are in a phase of introspection where you are drawing your attention and focus inward and looking for answers within. You have a strong need to understand, not just at the surface level but to really know why life is the way it is. The Hermit reflects that your consciousness has moved inward and you now realize that the truth and understanding you seek is within yourself and not in the distractions of the outside world. This is a perfect time to take a step back from your day-to-day life and deeply contemplate your motivations, personal principles and values.” I definitely needed time alone to recharge my batteries and gain perspective.
As I was withdrawing from the world and evaluating everything, I decided to create a set that reflected my current feelings. So I looked no further than Collabor88 and Equal10. There are so so many items in this picture that are from this round at C88. I’m not going to go through every item, because this blog would be very very long. BUT I will make a quick mention of Equal10. A friend and designer created these cute whimsical bunny ears with flowers–Eliavah at Equal10. They are so so cute. I knew right away that I had to be a “bad” bunny. I also want to mention romp. My mask is from cubic cherry at romp. Finally the majority of the furniture and my body suit are all available at Collabor88. If you like anything featured in the photo above, please check out my credits below.
Cheers,
violet xoxo
Credits.

Credits–Clothing

Drool–Dirty Secrets –Drool for the lelutka hud by Ross Myhre–mainstore
Bunny Ears–Eliavah–Leshya Band by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Equal10 August 2018
Foot Wraps–Fri.–Flora wraps coal by Darling Monday–Collabor88 August 2018
Hair–Rama–Madeline Hair by Katarina Monk–Collabor88 August 2018
Body suit–Scandalize –Kayla by Yanikka–Collabor88 August 2018
Fishnet half shirt–Scandalize –Kayla by Yanikka–Collabor88 August 2018
Blindfold–Cubic Cherry –Ehin by ĸυroι von ѕcнweeтz (kreao.kujisawa)–Romp August 2018
Lollipop–Imeka–Lollipop by NatiWilliams–Equal10 august 2018–comes with poses, but the pose is not featured here
Decor

Bug wall decor–Kosmii–Rainforest Beetle Display– by CORDYCEPS (kera.sharkfin)–Collabor88 August 2018
Floor Lamp–Fancy Decor –Bernard Floor lamp by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
World lamp–Kalopsia –Tropic Touch Lamp by Isabeau Baragula–Collabor88 August 2018
Black Chair–Fancy Decor –Bernard Armchair by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
White candles–Fancy Decor –Bernard Candle by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
Leaf Table–Kalopsia –Tropic Touch table by Isabeau Baragula–Collabor88 August 2018
Mirror–Second Spaces –Rainforest bronze by Elle Kirshner–Collabor88 August 2018
Pineapple center piece–Kalopsia –Tropic Touch Pineapple by Isabeau Baragula–Collabor88 2018
Credenza–Second spaces –Rainforest Credenza by Elle Kirshner–Collabor88 August 2018
Tray–Fancy Decor–Bernard Tray–by Jake Vordun– Collabor88 August 2018
Rock Display–Fancy Decor –Bernard Geodes by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
Boxes–fancy decor –Bernard Boxes–by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
Books–Fancy Decor –Bernard Books–by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
Wall Shelf–Fancy Decor –Bernard Wall Shelf by Jake Vordun–Collabor88 August 2018
Hand held video game–CosmicDust/BunBun–Gamerpro Typers Adult by Max Everidge (bodytothestars)–gacha item
Pizza Box–Peaches N Cream–Cesp Pizza by Mesh by Peaches, textures by CosmicDust–by Max Everidge (bodytothestars) & lα peтιтe peαcн (imaginerabbits)–gacha item
Chip bags–Junk Food –Moritos (Cool Ranch and original) by Radio Bixley (radiomodee)&Latte Bixley (late.billig)–Equal10 August 2018
Soda–Junk Food –Mountain spew, Slrite, Fonta, Plopsie, Redrum Cola–by Radio Bixley (radiomodee)&Latte Bixley (late.billig)–Equal10 August 2018
Hide Rug—The Loft–Corvus Hide Rug by Colleen Desmoulins
Coffee Table–Balaclava–Fiona Coffee Table by Uriah (uriah.eulenberg)
Alcohol on table—ChicaChica–Vermouth Dispenser by Lilo G.Reaper (lilo.denimore)–Collabor88 August 2018
Vase–Second Spaces–Rainforest Bird of paradise leaves by Elle Kirshner–Collabor88 August 2018
Laptop–Boom–Super magical Portable Internet Machine by Nene (aranel.ah)–no longer available.
Couch–Brocante –Velvet Sofa by ValiantCo–Collabor88 August 2018
Wall Panel–Kalopsia –Tropic Touch Wallpaper–by Isabeau Baragula–Collabor88 August 2018

Pose–Foxcity –Moody by Satomi Masukami

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

The High Priestess

Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming! Joseph B. Wirthlin

 

 

 

Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming! Joseph B. Wirthlin

Memories provide us an opportunity to grow as people, improve, move on, and sometimes to love all over again. They are a part of us–for better or worse. They help to shape us. It can also give us an opportunity to gain insight, wisdom, and knowledge about ourselves, people in general, or even the world. And sometimes they become blurry over time or even become warped.
I’ve  spent the last year, working on my memory. It’s not always easy to remember things. Chronic pain steals my memory at times, leaving me to forget. I’ve picked up the phone to call people who are now long gone. I’ve looked at my friends list expecting to see names that are no longer there or names that I don’t recognize–even though I friended them less than 24 hours ago. So I relish in the ability to retain any of my memories in second life or real life. I think about memory constantly. One day it may improve…. maybe it won’t. What I do know is that pictures help, even in this crazy wacky world.
Yet, when I do remember things, I can evaluate them and gain so much knowledge about myself in the process. Knowing what memories can do led me to the High Priestess card in the major arcana—in a tarot deck. The high priestess represents “Mystery, intuition, inner-knowing, self-trust, spiritual insight, emotional stability, divination, esoteric wisdom/knowledge, things yet to be revealed, your higher-self, spirit guides, discovering your own truth.” I know that a person’s life and memories help a person get to their own truth. It can also be calming at times or heart breaking, but they are always a part of us.
To help make a few of my own summer memories, I went to the Mermaid Cove event. I found this wonderful crown by codex, along with the skirt and blouse by Eliavah. All three of these items are available at the Mermaid Cove event. There’s quite a few items that are absolutely wonderful and I highly recommend this event. If you like anything featured in the above photo, please check out my links below.
Be Kind To One Another
Cheers,
Violet XOXO
Credits
tiara–Codex–Doride Tiara by animaldj–Mermaid Cove July 2018
Skirt/top–Eliavah –Prismarine by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Mermaid Cove July 2018
Necklace/nose ring/anklet/rings–Zaara –Shairi Set by Zaara Kohime