Sweet Dreams

 

A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers. Suzy Kassem

 

A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers. Suzy Kassem

I have been really busy this past week in all worlds. I’ve taken pictures and built sets. And I finally get that moment to really sit down and think about this blog post. As soon as, I saw the backdrop from foxcity at Collabor88, I knew right away that I would make a dreamy post with sweet treats. So I really have looked forward to this post.

Normally on Valentine’s day, I send out photos ..a valentine’s day card. But this year, I indulged in sweet treats in real life, savoring each wonderful bite and I really did just enjoy the day. Instead, I opted for a delectable treats and a day of rest instead.

I love valentine’s day and wanted to do a month of sweet dreamy posts. I wanted to get lost in the moment of happiness. And maybe make a post inspired by legally blond. I love that movie. And I would be lying, if I said that movie wasn’t my muse. It totally was. There’s a scene where Elle Woods is sitting in her bed eating chocolate, after a break up. I think many people have gone through that upset. For some reason, second life seemed to curse a lot of my friends this past month. And that scene is one that always comes to mind, when I think of break ups–maybe because I’ve been there before. Who hasn’t?

This month has been nothing of love and hearts inworld for me personally, but in my dreams..and my pictures it was sweet sailing. So I let my love of all things sweet inspire me and a scene covered in pink–despite the sadness. I think even in that scene.. one can see the hope. Her friends coming to pull her out of her funk. Second life can be like that…so much. We go through a hard break with a friend, significant other, partner, etc, and we get Elle Woods in that moment. But it’s nice to see the hope through our friends.
What made my valentine’s day sweet inworld? It was my friends saying things that I needed to hear… not what I wanted to hear. It was the people who surrounded me in all things pink and reminded me that mistakes don’t define you. Anger is only temporary. And there are moments of calm. So maybe you have been touched by the second life Valentine’s Day curse. This post is for you my friend. I’m here to say, this too shall pass. Keep dreaming sweet things. Maybe indulge in something sweet in real life. If you can’t have that sweet treat in real life, maybe opt for something that you love to do instead. Whatever you do, just make sure to do something that makes you smile. And remember forgiveness is important, not for the other person, but for yourself. Holding on to anger and resentment only hurts us that much more in the end.
I came to the conclusion of what to write by a show called One Day At A Time. It’s about a Latino family living in Los Angeles, with all of its ups and downs of life. In one of the episodes, there was a woman struggling with anxiety. Recently, I’ve dealt with my own anxiety, during bad moments of pain. It can be scary and hard, especially when you can’t breath. But it was in that moment, I realized the importance of second life being a calm place. This isn’t a space where I want to be angry at anyone. My body makes me angry enough. This isn’t the place for it. And in that, I found forgiveness. I forgave anyone in that moment, because anger no longer served me. I can only hope that moment of clarity comes to others. It’s a gift. And if you seek a peaceful second life, it all starts within.
Before I end this blog post, I want to go into my fabulous outfit. My shirt, cardigan, skirt, and shoes are all by the fantastic Eliavah. She has really out done herself with this outfit. The texture and colors are so pretty. I felt soft and feminine. I just want to go out in the town and party the night away in this outfit. My skirt, cardigan, and shirt are available at Collabor88 and my shoes are for purchase at Equal10. Various pieces of my decor can be found at Collabor88. For more details, please check out my credits below.
Credits

shirt, skirt, cardigan- Eliavah-Dragonsilk–Elivavah–by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Collabor88 February 2019
Hair–Exile –Lana by Kavar Cleanslate–Collabor88 February 2019
Earrings–LaGyo–Claudette by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 February 2019
Necklace–LaGyo–Claudette by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 February 2019
Shoes–Eliavah –Dragonsilk–Eliavah by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Equal10 February 2019
Decor

chocolate bars on left–Plaaka-Assorted Chocolate Bars by Zazie Daviau–Collabor88 February 2019
Chocolate bar with bits of fruit–Plaaka–Chocolate Bar mix by Zazie Daviau–Collabor88 February 2019
Noet Champagne bottle with heart straw–Tentacio–Pink champagen Sensual Set by May Tolsen–Equal10
Pink Mug with Macarons–Disorderly.–hearty snacks by Rogue Falconer–Collabor88 February 2019
Chocolate covered strawberries and champagne glass–Disorderly –Hearty Snacks by Rogue Falconer–Collabor88 February 2019
Stand of Macarons–Granola –Gimme Some Sugar Macarons by Kimbra Iridescent–Collabor88 February 2019
Bowl of truffles on white table–Plaaka–Chocolate truffles by Zazie Daviau–Collabor88 February 2019
Macarons in cake stand with mug of macarons–Disorderly –Hearty snacks by Rogue Falconer–Collabor88 February 2019
Pictures in Frames–Silence–Lady Rose Silhouette Prints by Madeline Lumin (madelinelumin)–Collabor88 February 2019
White table–Mudhoney — Faye End Table by Rayvn Hynes–Collabor88 February 2019
Chocolate cake on stand–Granola –Gimme Some sugar cake by Kimbra Iridescent–Collabor88 February 2019
Pink and white flowers with champagne in white box–Tentacio –Senusal Box by May Tolsen–Equal10 February 2019
Pink Macarons–Tentacio–Macaron love by May Tolsen–Equal10 February 2019
Cloth–Plaaka–cloth by Zazie Daviau–Collabor88 February 2019
Roses on strand —–half deer–Faerye Rose Garland by Halo (halogen.magic)
Pink curtain, flower board–foxwood–Fleur Curtain and backdrop by Dani (nina.helix)—Collabor88 February 2019
Pose–foxcity poses–selfie–by Satomi Masukami–mainstore

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Like On Vaca, Lets ALL Go

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. Charles M. Schulz

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz

And I sure do need a little bit of chocolate. It’s that time of year again–chocolates, flowers, and hearts oh my. That’s right, Valentine’s day. is around the corner The grid is alive with events surrounding that special day along with the normal monthly events. And some of them have some amazing and even funny items. You can’t miss Uber, Collabor88, or one of my favorites this month–Cupid Inc.
I want to discuss briefly some of the items in the above photo. The rug game is from Astralia. It’s this really great and playful rug with games, pillows, and animations. It’s also from Cupid Inc. Anxiety made this really cheeky envelope with hair on it called the daunting lover, which is also from Cupid inc. The rose petals are also available at Cupid Inc and the dog house from Half Deer is also available at Cupid Inc..  My outfit is from Uber and by dead dollz. My hair is from doux at their mainstore. I would like to make a quick mention about this hair. The bow is sold separately, as well as the style options. It’s such cute hair. I adore it.
My girl ali is wearing an outfit from Scandalize from Collabor88. The balloons are from nomad, from this past Friday’s Fifty Linden Friday event. My wonderful and fabulous backdrop is from Foxcity. This cute wonderful dog in the dog house is from Collabor88 by black bantom. It is just too cute for words. Whew.. that’s a lot of items.
But, before I go, I want to discuss my picture. It was inspired by Legally Blond. I love that movie. I always thought it was cute and fun. I usually watch movies like that to perk me up and I watch stand up comedy to laugh. I’m always inspired by things that make me smile and/or laugh. I hope you enjoy this picture, as much as I have enjoyed taking it. If you like any of the items featured above, please look below for my credits.
credits

Me

Top–Dead Dollz–Nora top by Kiddo Oh–Uber January 2019
Skirt–Dead Dollz–Nora Skirt by Kiddo Oh–uber January 2019
Hair–Doux–Ariana By Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)–mainstore

Decor

Game on rug–Astralia –truth or dare by Astralia–Cupid Inc February 2019
Dog–black bantom–Love Pomeranian by Stasey Oller–Collabor88 February 2019
Dog House–Half Deer–Sweetheart doghouse by Halo (halogen.magic)–Cupid Inc
Balloons–Nomad–heart balloon–by Pira (piraiyah.novikov)–February FLF 2019
Envelope with hair–Anxiety–The daunting lover by joseph domínguez (max1ma)–Cupid Inc February 2019
Rose Petals–Moss&Mink–Petal and heart scatter by Cielo Capalini–Cupid Inc February 2019
Back drop–Foxcity–Pink bar by Satomi Masukami–Uber February 2019

Ali
hair–Moon–Feather by Silent Acoustic–in mainstore soon
Dress–Scandalize–Christy Lace by Yanikka Bloom (yanikka)–Collabor88 February 2019
pose–foxcity–Mani by Satomi Masukami–Uber February 2019

 

 

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.

On The Way Home

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. Charles M. Schulz

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. Charles M. Schulz

Before I get into my Christmas post. I want to talk about a few events. Kustom9 is fantastic this round and I spent a ton of money there. I can’t recommend this round enough. Collabor88 only has a few more weeks before a new round begins, so you will have to hurry to get their awesome items by various designers. Eliavah created this really great dress and bomber jacket for Kustom9. I really love the bomber jacket and I can see myself using it time and time again. My hair is by Sintiklia and available at Collabor88 and I love it. I keep buying their hair and adoring it. The backdrop from foxcity brings back some great memories of traveling home for the holidays, which is also from Kustom9. I have a deep love of this company and I am never disappointed. Her poses are truly wonderful. There are so many great items from Collabor88 and my picture features a few of them above. If you like any of the items featured in this photo, please check out my credits.

I’ve always liked Charlie Brown. So when I came across this quote, I knew that it had a place in my blog. I’ve been meaning to post this for a little while, but the holidays sort of had a way of sneaking up on me. Before I knew it, I had to buy gifts and wrap things. I had to find cookies and cards.. and well life took over for a couple of days. The wrapping paper has settled. The bows are now on the presents, displayed on the gifts. The family has been called. Friends have contacted me. Things in my home are a bit more calm. So I finally am writing this post…finally.
I’ve gone through some madness this month in all worlds, so I returned to the one person who  has known me the longest who gave me some perspective, love, and even insight. She reminded me what the holidays truly mean. She grounded me firmly to the ground and she showed me the light, despite the darkness. I have a friend in real life who has literally known me half of my life. Sometimes we all need those people who have known us the longest to say.. this isn’t you.. and it’s okay to need people. She has made her way over to my house many times in the last two months and I have been very grateful for it. But it’s not just her. It was strangers who I also knew in another life, coming back to me and supporting me, when everything fell apart. I had people take away the stress with a phone call and a text. I have been so grateful for those people. For it is them that help me to be the friend that I want to be.
But it’s also the people in second life. The people who have spent time with me and listened to me. The people who stuck by me, when I couldn’t even be there for myself. They too served me a reminder of the person that I want to be and want to continue to be. It is people in life who make us who we are–for better or worse. Some with teach us. Some will support us. And some will surprise us.
When the beginning of December started, I wanted to write this blog with the theme of peace. Yet, my life had been anything but peaceful. It stopped me from promoting the kindness, love, and appreciation in the world, because I was crumbling. I had dealt with fights and misunderstandings, personal disappointments, anger, frustration, and even heartache. It wasn’t the breeding ground for peace because I couldn’t find it in my own life.
I didn’t find peace until a long lost friend stepped forward in real life. She opened up and so did I. It was that time spent sharing tears, joys, and just life in general. She was my gift this holiday season. She reminded me that I was very loved and very missed, in the mess that is life–children, family, and work. It was her light that guided me back to the person that I have always been. I woke up and I had found my peace. She gave that to me through the friendship that I have always known. On my birthday, she had given me a gift–a necklace of an anchor. She told me that I had kept her grounded and her feet firmly planted on the ground to reason. Months later, she became my anchor of reason, when I needed it most. She told me to keep calm and talk through my problems with people and not to run away. She told me that peace was found in dealing with things and seeing past issues and the good in people around me. Then, I would find peace. She was right.

 

I wanted to be more and do more, but I’m not able to do more or be more. She stepped behind the sink and started doing dishes… no questions asked. She just did them. She cleared away the mess. And she said to me, sometimes it’s okay to let someone help clean things up and it’s okay that things aren’t perfect. those who see you, and your struggle who love you….will understand.

In that moment, it had clicked. I had found my peace. In my messy home and imperfect life, I had found my peace. I was able to slowly come back to the computer and slowly make appointments–decisions and be okay. Second life is very much like that. Those who come to love you will understand. They will understand when you have to pull long hours and not be online. They understand that maybe you need complete silence or a few days to sink into an inventory. They understand what you need in your second life. It’s when we find understanding people that we are truly at peace. And sometimes people will show us how to get it, when we don’t know how to find that inner sanctuary.

Before I close this blog post, I want to talk about who inspired my closing, “be kind to one another.” It was Ellen DeGeneres. I have always loved her show and her. I always viewed her as having a lot of strength. She spoke her truth, despite consequences. She lives as the person that she is and not the person people want her to be. There’s a lot of power in that. But also, she has a  very bright light. She was never completely lost by her struggles. She instead gave light, and laughter to others–promoting kindness. I recently watched her latest standup. Someone asked how she never gave up. She tapped into her own light to keep going. I think on this holiday season, when you see the flicker of light on the tree, remember your own light that you give to the world and don’t give up hope. And remember the holidays are about family and friends that also stand by your side, when the lights have gone dim. For those people, they will remind you of your own light. For me, this is the meaning of Christmas–people, love, and hope.

Hug those you love, tell them–virtually and in real life. I hope you all have wonderful laughter with good people around you and the yummiest of food.

Happy Holidays Everyone….and remember

Be Good To One Another

Cheers,

Violet xoxo

Credits

hair–SINTIKLIA–Dana–by Sintiklia (sintikliasims)–Collabor88 December 2018
Dress–Eliavah –Ficceh shirt by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Kustom9 December 2018
Jacket–Eliavah –Ficceh bomber by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Kustom9 December 2018
Boots–Reign–Lara boots by KENADEE REIGN (kenadeecole)–mainstore

Decor

Backdrop–foxcity –Old Station by Satomi Masukami–Kustom9 December 2018
Piles of Snow–Nomad–Snow landscape pack by Pira (piraiyah.novikov)–Collabor88 December 2018
Milk can with foliage–Trompe Loeil–Yasmine Noel Milk Can by C. Edo (cory.edo)–Collabor88 December 2018
Christmas tree–Half Deer –Bottlebrush Christmas Tree by Halo (halogen.magic)–Collabor88 December 2018
Deer–Mutresse–Chilling Fury Reindeer by Eeky Cioc–The Arcade December 2018
Dog with ball–Fawny–My little Puppy by Stephen (akirakiyoi)–Old gacha item
Rocking chair–Hive–worn windsor rocking chair by hive (thehivestore)–mainstore

Pose–Foxcity –Cold Outside Bento Pose by Satomi Masukami–Kustom9 December 2018

 

Foot Note–I want to make a brief mention about adult photos, since I know some blog adult content. I did a lot of research the other day and found that Flickr had updated their rules about how to share those photos. You are now supposed to only post the picture ..as a copy of the photo, but not with a direct link of the photo. But you are also supposed to provide a link back to flickr. You can read more about how to link adult rated photos to your blog here.

https://help.flickr.com/en_us/share-restricted-content-rktA3QjJQ

The wording is a bit confusing, but you are allowed to share restricted photos that are public, but you can no longer embed the photo into a post. I suspect that this is due to the sex trafficking laws and how they impact companies. Embedding the photo would cause a great deal of confusion for who would be accountable for the content.

But again, you can link restricted photos. You just can’t embed them into your post.

 

 

Tell All

 

A friend is what the heart needs all the time. Henry Van Dyke

For a larger image, please click on the picture. It will take you to my flickr page.

Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. Steven Wright

In the last few months, I’ve been using tarot cards as inspiration for my photos. So when  I made my second life Halloween inspired land… I knew that a table with tarot cards was a requirement. It has come full circle with this latest picture.
 It’s such a joy to wrap up my last series of photos up with this picture. I’m a bit of a tarot card reader. It’s something that I do for friends and family. So I wanted to take that real life interest and let that be my muse. I really love this outfit. I didn’t win this wonderful dress by candy doll at the Epiphany, but I did buy it from the marketplace. However, I did win the gorgeous wings from Candy doll’s set at the epiphany. I just had to have the dress, so I bought it. Moving right along, Zenith makes really gorgeous masks, available at Collabor88. I always get a little excited seeing a mask made by them. I know it will be stunning. When I saw this dress, I knew right away that it would pair nicely with this mask. The hair is by exile and is also available at collabor88. It’s a really great style and just down right cute. Alisha is wearing the rare hat from shadenfreude available at the Arcade. The dress and stockings are from canimal, Her hair is from doux.
Finally, a lot of the decor came from Collabor88. UnKindness created this really great furniture set to include the cabinets, books, and moon statue. The candy on the floor is from the wonderful ++half deer+…. a creator that makes the cutest things. My wallet is always handed over to this company, happily might I add. All the other items will be listed in the credits section, down below.
I know this blog post is a little short. This week has not been kind to me. Normally, I would write up a long blog post, but I need to take care of myself a bit today. But don’t you fret….. I’ll be back to semi normal in a bit.
As always, be kind to one another,
Cheers,
Violet XOXO
Credits
Me
Mask–zenith–Venetian Style Flower Mask Black–gold by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)–Collabor88 October 2018
Hair–Exile –Haunted by Kavar Cleanslate–Collabor88 October 2018
Bracelets–LaGyo–Anastas Time Bangles by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 October 2018
Earrings–LaGyo–Anastas Symbols Earrings by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 October 2018
Dress–CandyDoll –Hazel Dress by BusyBee (rebeca.dembo)–The Epiphany October 2018
Wings–CandyDoll–Hazel wings bento rare by BusyBee (rebeca.dembo)–The epiphany October 2018
Alisha
Hair–Doux –Blake by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)–Access October 208
Hat–Schadenfreude –Pumpkin Witch of the Forest Rare by Allegory Malaprop–Arcade October 2018
Dess–Canimal–Oh My Goth Dress by Canimal (canimal.zephyr)–arcade October 2018
Leggings–Canimal –Oh My Goth Leggings by Canimal (canimal.zephyr)–Arcade October 2018
Decor
EVE–Roots of the Luminescence tree ultra rare by Noke Yuitza–gacha item–marketplace
tall cabinet—unKindness –Celestial Nook Shelf Double Black by Katherine Cross (jamie.rozenberg)–Collabor88 October 2018
book set–unKindness –Celestial Nook Book Set 1 by Katherine Cross (jamie.rozenberg)–Collabor88 October 2018
Moon statue–unKindness–Celestial Nook Crescent Moon Gold by Katherine Cross (jamie.rozenberg)–Collabor88 October 2018
Hour glass–The Plastik–Tortura Hourglass by Vae (aikea.rieko)–previous gacha item, check marketplace
Candy on the floor–++Half Deer++–Candy clutter by Halo (halogen.magic)–Collabor88 October 2018
Frame–Floorplan–wonderfvll frame by Tegan Serin–mainstore
Broom rack–DRD–Broom Rack–by DRD (deathrowdesigns)–mainstore
sparks–{anc}–Leaping Sparks Blue by aki69
Stars—Schadenfreude –Glowing Star Field by Allegory Malaprop–mainstore
Purple candle–The Plastik–Coil Candle by Vae (aikea.rieko)–previous gacha item
Working Tarot card set—Anachron–Tarot card set by Nix Marabana–no longer available
Table–Mudhoney –Dean Table Black–by Rayvn Hynes–mainstore

Dancing In the Moonlight

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

 

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

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

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

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

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