From the depths of her fiery soul

Happy Monday!! I’m showcasing the skin I’m wearing, which is a new release by Belleza at the Liaison Collaborative.  April is an applier for the Catwa mesh head and comes in 7 skin tones and 5 brow options. If you own a mesh body by Belleza, they have been updated. Visit the website for more information on the update.

Enjoy!

Credits:
*Skin: April for Catwa Mesh Heads by Belleza @ The Liaison Collaborative 
*Mesh Body: Freya by Belleza 
Mesh Head: Catya by Catwa
Hair: Distance by Moon @ Bloom {previously released at Kustom9}
Dress: Bianca by Kaithleen’s @ Spring Flair

Location: Netherwood

Years past

Hello everyone! Happy Easter! Hope it’s been a great day for you.  Today is not my usual kind of post.  It’s a fashion one and it’s in black and white.

This picture started when a fellow blogger showcased this mobile home and it threw me back in time. You see I grew up in a small community where mobile homes were the norm and so for the first 10 years of my life a mobile home was just that, my home.  There are so many good memories of living and growing up in this home and the neighborhood, where I played marbles, jacks and other games from the time period I grew up in.  The 70’s as a child and 80’s as a teenager.  I was a tomboy, in case you might wonder why I didn’t mention a doll.

Our mobile home was a double wide and behind it was a huge oak tree that today still sits behind another mobile home.  I use to climb that tree and got a scar to prove it.

The station wagon is something that I needed to add as it completes the picture of home from years past. My father was a lover of big vehicles and the station wagon was our family car for many years. In this case with eight children it could have been a necessity!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Easter weekend and make sure you check out credits below for everything shown.

Credits:
*Hair: Maria by MINA @ Blush 
*Cerys Statement Necklace – Rose/White by LaGyo @ FaMESHed
*Anna Romper – Maitreya by Kaithleen’s @ Blush
LeLutka – Simone Mesh Head 3.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Shape: Own

Scene:
“The Simple Life” Mobile Home by *PAN* @ Ultra
Vehicle: Scenery Seducer  by Geek Werks
Wild Grasses – Khaki by Happy Mood
Boho Ivy Planter / Terracotta by Floorplan

La touche

Since being back my computer seems to be giving me issues again when taking photos using advanced features. The issues started right when the new version of firestorm took off so I think it’s related somehow to the changes.  Every new version seems to make it harder for my computer to cooperate and keep up. I need to figure out what is going on… well besides the fact that my computer probably needs replacement sooner rather than later.

Today’s picture was taken on ultra except without shadows, though the quality of the picture isn’t any better and until I figure out a solution my pictures may be without any shadows.  It’s a mixture of items being featured in this post — while I probably won’t be able to showcase as much as I want and normally do for the Tres Chic event I wanted to use some of the last days (ends August 1oth) of the event to feature items. All the details on items used today are in credits below.

Have a great one!

Credits:
*Hair: Linda Hair by Opale @ Tres Chic
*Chain Neckholder Dress Pattern w/ Panties – Maitreya by Kaithleen’s @ Tres Chic
*Shoes: Angelonia – Maitreya by Empire @ Collabor88

Scene:
*La Touche de Soffy Gacha Set by Serenity StyleTres Chic
Serenity Style- La touche de Soffy- Container Rare
Serenity Style- La touche de Soffy- Bench
Serenity Style- La touche de Soffy- Wall Art
Serenity Style- La touche de Soffy- Tablebench
Serenity Style- La touche de Soffy- Bottle Box

*Seahorse Dresser Set by Zen Creations
Seahorse Dresser
Starfish 1
Starfish 2
Starfish Art
Lamp

*Serenity Style – Sandry Bench by Serenity Style

*Sunny Gacha Set by  Serenity Style
Serenity Style- Sunny Beach Rug
Serenity Style- Sunny Lifeguards
Serenity Style- Sunny Beach Lamp

Happy Glamping Rug by Duvet Day
Tall Leafy Floor Plant Resizable by Bella Rose Furniture
Books & Map by Apple Fall
Sunflowers Pitcher by {what next}
Sunflowers Bicycle Decor  by {what next}
Wild Flowers – Quenn Ann’s Lace by Heart Gardens
Wild Flowers – Poppies – Red by Heart Gardens
Wild Flowers – Poppies – Blue by Heart Gardens

Pose: Being Miss Red Two by an lar [poses]

Ocean breezes

Happy Sunday!

Credits:
*Hair: Tina by Iconic @ Hair Fair 
*Lounge Wear Top – Maitreya by Kaithleen’s @ Cosmopolitan
*Lounge Wear Panties – Maitreya by Kaithleen’s @ Cosmopolitan

Scene:
*Outdoor Bed Nanai (Adult) by Chez MoiCosmopolitan
*Potted Lilly of the Valley by Chez MoiCosmopolitan
*08 MI Tree House 1 [13 LI] by Mesh India @ Cosmopolitan

*Botanic Gacha by Concept}
Concept} 02.Botanic. Chair. Adult Rare
Concept} 03.Botanic. Table
Concept} 04.Botanic. Lemons
Concept} 07.Botanic. Carpet

Tableau Vivant \\ WE in London – Our breakfast by Tableau Vivant

*Pose: Luana (Bent0) 3 by Belle PosesCosmopolitan

Each memory has a soundtrack of it’s own

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Happy Saturday! The credits were way longer than I thought, even with having much of the information it still takes time to sort it out and insert all the links and everything else that goes along with making a blog post.  Though I’m in a cheerful good mood today so let me share what I’m showing today.

I’ll start with what I’m wearing.  The Valery Skin is a new release by Insol and it’s available at Tres Chic.  I wasn’t familiar with this skin creator, so it was nice to try it out and was rather pleased with the skin tones and easy to use applier system. I’m wearing the tan version of the skin, but you can find an additional five tones (peach, miilk, honey, creme and cinnamon) as well.

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The pulled back hairstyle called Alanis is by Opale and available in 9 different color sets also at Tres Chic. The lovely necklace is available in a black, silver or gold pack.  The cute dress with open shoulders is by Kaithleen’s and you’ll find it in a range of colors, at least 15 if not more.  Then I’m wearing one of the new releases by Empire, which are the Tithonia that are available at this round of Kustom9.  As always with Empire shoes, you get a 12-color hud that gives you quite a few options.  My last picture gives you a close up of the necklace and hair.

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The last items being showcased are all the decor items. The first is the rustic Whimsical Light set by [Merak], available at Shiny Shabby.  The candle in the vintage lamp light can be turned on and off. The painted tree comes in two versions, showing the green base, the other not show is silver. The rustic vase also in two versions, shown is green base as well and the other not shown is red. They can all be purchased separately or in a discounted pack.

I’m showing rugs from Bee Designs, and it’s part of their Haven Tree House Gacha out now at Shiny Shabby.  Other items from this same creator are items from their Bella Gacha set at Lost & Found. The two frames above the bed, the suitcases on the bed and decor boxes on the chair.  The small golden table that holds the teal lamp is by I[BDKX]I-//- and is available at On9, which is open for another couple or so days. The lounge type chair is by Sources and at Cosmopolitan.  You can change the texture of both the chair and the blanket.

That’s all for today. It’s time for me to grab some lunch before I start on getting this posted to Flickr.

Credits:
*Hair: Alanis by Opale @ Tres Chic
*Skin: Valery ‘Tanned’ Tone by InsolTres Chic
*Necklace: Remedy (Gold) Black Gem by ERSCH @ Tres Chic
*Dress: Warmer Dress – Tan Maitreya by  Kaithleen’s  @ Tres Chic
*Shoes: Tithonia – Maitreya by EMPIRE @ Kustom9
Mesh Body: Lara V3.5 by Maitreya
Mesh Head: Tumble 4.10 by Catwa
Mesh Eyes: Triumph Eyes – Poltergeist by Ikon

Scene:
*Whimsical Light Set by [Merak] @ Shiny Shabby
[Merak] – Vintage Lamp Light
[Merak] – Painted Tree (Green Base)
[Merak] – Rustic Green Vase
*Haven Tree House Gacha Rugs by .:Bee Designs :. @ Shiny Shabby
*Bella Set Gacha by .:Bee Designs :. @ Lost & Found
.:Bee Designs:.Bella Set gacha Frames
.:Bee Designs:.Bella Set gacha Frames
.:Bee Designs:.Bella Set gacha Suitcases
.:Bee Designs:.Bella Set gacha Decor boxes
*Evo Table 04 by I[BDKX]I -//- @ On9 
*Dobble 2 by Sources @ Cosmopolitan
All For Love Suitcase & Roses by Serenity Style
Clavichord & Stool by Fancy Decor
Aged Chair by Toro
Toro. Morning Coffee by Toro
Bubble Lamp by Floorplan @ Collabor88
Framed Glass / Teal by Floorplan
Save room for my love_gacha {1} by :HAIKEI:
Envelopes by Dutchie
Poppy’s Cello by Kalopsia @ Collabor88
Poppy’s Music Sheets by Kalopsia @ Collabor88
Darling Hanging Plant by Dust Bunny
Hanging Planter (clay) by Tarte
Ginny Bed Adult – Vintage by MudHoney  for Deco(c)rate
Delilah Decorative Vases Group w/ Poppies by [ARIA]
Downtown Cottage N27 {Pattern interior} by Ionic
Curtain – Cream Linen by +sanctuaire+
Bulldog_dog_v3.3 by [TomatoPark]

Pose: Despondent by Del May {Modded}

Stop!

“Love is like war; easy to begin, but very hard to stop.” ~ H.L. Mensken

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Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Think it over
Think it over

{chorus from “Stop! In the name of love” song}

I was messing around yesterday in inventory with my child alt nearby as I transferred over things to her.  Somewhere doing that I got the notice that Genre was now open and decided to take a break and go over to take a look before the crowd rushed in.  This round focuses on post apocalypse and not really my thing, but I found the warrior breastplate top sort of funny and purchased it along with a few other items pictured.

I had no idea what I was going to do and now I’m just laughing at the outcome.

Credits:

Skin – Lumae – Nima ~ Tone 5 Caramel // Loved
Eyes – {Song} – Yiki~Aqua @ Kustom9
Makeup – Adored – Smolder Eye Shadows @ Genre
Tattoo – .la petite morte. – Wastelands @ Genre
Hair – Adoness – Freya : Naturally @ Thriftshop
Bandana – Kaithleen’s – Bandana Red @ Genre
Top – [Chariot] – Roadwarrior Breastplate @ Genre
Tattoo – Inhale – Desert Rose
Pants – [R3] – Rebel Pants V2
Hands & Feet – SLink – AvEnhance Feet & Hands
Shin Guards – [ht:apparel] – Scrapyard Shin Guards Rust @ Genre
Wraps – Promagic – Ace Black
Props:
Shot Up Stop Sign Table – *Paper Moon* @ Genre
Bats – Souzou Eien – Vera and Her Little Sisters Bats @ Genre
Pose: Basketball Poses – Kaleidoscope Creative Poses

The penthouse please.

Penthouse Please

The Cosmopolitan Room is celebrating a second anniversary and has some great bargains like this on the daring side little red dress that I couldn’t resist buying for very little lindens.  These heels made for slink feet that come in an assortment of colors for also a minimal amount.

Though I have to warn you ladies that you might get more than you bargained for.  I didn’t expect to be propositioned with an offer to get married and raise up 5 or 6 prim babies and live happily ever after.  Makes me kind of chuckle at the lines people use as a conversation starter today than lets say 20 years ago when I was more into the chat scene.  Though I must agree with his remarks.  If you can’t laugh at yourself and others in here, act silly and have a little fun and not take this too seriously, then don’t bother logging in.  I told him a simple hello still works and his response is that it might get you in the door, but after that you had better have game and be on your toes lest she lose interest.  I guess he makes a point as you know how finicky we women can be.  Plus it doesn’t hurt the ego when you’re complimented, even if I take those things with a grain of salt.

Taking a break from trying to decorate a new home I went to Collabor88 hoping it wouldn’t be so crowded to move around and shop freely.  It was better, though still fairly full and difficult to maneuver with the speed of my internet these days.  I found this luggage cart, which reminded me of this elevator prop and well it lead to doing this picture.

Happy Tuesday everyone.

Credits:

Hair – Truth – Thalia in Blacks & Whites @ Mystic Realms Faire
Dress – Kaithleen’s Pawn Neckholder Mini Dress Red @ Cosmopolitan Room
Shoes – [hh]/Hilly Haalan – Noire Suede Heels Red @ Cosmopolitan Room

Props:
All Brown Vintage Bags/Luggage – Color.Me.H.O.F. {December 2012 Arcade}
Alyce Bench Leather Black – Trompe Loeil
Luggage Cart – Intrigue Co. @ Collabor88
The Ritz Elevator – comPOSEure {older item, not sure if available still}

[CIRCA] at Fit for a Princess

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I was a bit pensive and feeling weary as I was going through the poses on this ottoman when I came across this one pose that seemed to reflect and fit my mood very well.  It’s always remarkable what a good night’s rest does to help restore your energy and balance and that’s always good for a Monday.

The ottoman is part of a new set that was released by [Circa] for this month’s round of Fit for a Princess” event that runs until September 25.

The “Field of Roses” room set consists of the drapes & ottoman that has 10 grey-white fabrics at the touch of the menu. I chose to go with the pink roses on the grey fabric. There is also a bookshelf with a vase with flowers and several choices of area rugs that complete the set. I finished up my scene using some current arcade items.

Credits:
Hair – MOON {Hair} – Untitled @ The Swag Fest
Top/Shorts – Kaithleen’s – Gangnam White Top w/ Shimmering Shorts Red @ The Cosmopolitan Room
Shoes – LaRoo – Alice Knee High Pumps Red {Not sure if still available}

Scene:
*”Field of Roses” Room Set w/ Grey Fabrics – [CIRCA] @ Fit for a Princess
Birdcage Shelves – Junk @ The Arcade
Vintage Fashion Sketches – Second Spaces @ The Arcade
Old Sewing Patterns w/ Fabric – Second Spaces @ The Arcade
[Florian] Flipflops Blue & Pink – Ispachi @ The Arcade
[Florian] Picture Frame @ The Arcade
[Florian] Breakfast Tray – Ispachi @ The Arcade
12 Attar/perfume Bottles – Zaara @ The Arcade
Vanity – Platter of Treasures – Tres Blah {June 2013 Arcade}

*Review copies.

Floating Away…

“Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun’s shining or not.” ~ Mary Robbins

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Living in Florida the sun is almost always shining.  I just need to step out my front door and the humidity along with the fierceness of the sun hits my face.   It isn’t too long before I’m longing once again for the coolness and comfort of an indoor air conditioned room.

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Lately there has been rain almost daily and I can’t complain.  It does wonders for my lawn and washes away some of the dirt and pollen dust from my car.

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It’s actually good days to go to the beach here and this float from Kuro would be just the thing to take along to soak up the sun rays with a little bit of protection too.  Of course I would probably buy a different color tube — black naturally absorbs more heat.  The crown of my head can attest to that.

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Hope your Sunday went as lazy as mine. 🙂

Credits:
Hair – Boon – AAN330 Black
Swimsuit – Prism – Sandi Beaches Bikini Top/Bottom
Shorts – Kaithleen’s – Used Pink One Off Denim Shorts
Feet – Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Glasses – Miel – Ray Peepers – Candy Gloss w/ Color HUD
Vintage Float – Kuro
Low Prim Sim Expand Model Sea Rocks with Waves SR2 – Antreas Alter

 

Lesson 23

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As I sit here reflecting on this lesson, the first question that popped up into my mind was “Why is it easier to show others mercy by forgiving them then it is ourselves?”   Personally, I think it’s because we live in our heads and we’re constantly in our negative moments reminding ourselves constantly what we did wrong.

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If you have guilt or shame that is preventing you from living a more fulfilling happy life, then hopefully this lesson will help you in some way to ease up and forgive yourself.

© The Best Year of Your Life by Debbie Ford

Lesson 23: Forgive Yourself

Self-forgiveness is the key to living an extraordinary life. By making the courageous choice to forgive ourselves for our mistakes and shortcomings, we liberate ourselves from the bonds of our past and open the door to a new future.

When we forgive ourselves, we feel worthy and deserving of receiving everything that life has to offer.

Your Self-Love Assignment

This week, make a list of all the behaviors and incidents for which you want to be forgiven. After writing down your list, say a prayer asking for the compassion to forgive yourself. Then put your list in a sealed envelope next to a seven-day candle (which you can get at most gift stores).

Light this candle and let it burn an hour a day. As it burns, think about why you’re worthy of your own forgiveness.

Self-Love Points Earned

Give yourself 200 points for completing the above exercise.

Credits:

Skin – Dulce Secrets – Tierre.Cinnamon.Bare @ Bitacora Travel Fair {last day}
Mesh Eyelids – Slink
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Kelly Mesh  Hair Night Shadow
Top – Kaithleen’s – Harem Top Sky
Pants – Kaithleen’s – Harem Trousers Sky
Jewelry – Zaara – Indra Painted Stacked Bangles *Silver*
Shoes – Zaara – Llaida Mojri *Jeweled Navy”

Scene:

Secret Garden Entryway {birch} by eem. [Shop]
Rocks in Background part of Rocky Cliffs Building Set by Alex Bader
Shiny Meadow Autumn by Alirium
Leaf Yellow by Zigana 
Cosmos B(bright) 3 Color Change – by Quark Fallen (past subscriber gift)
Cosmos A 3 color change by Quark Fallen (past subscriber gift)
Cosmos B 3color change by Quark Fallen (past subscriber gift)