Sweet friendships always refreshes the soul

Morning and Happy Friday!! I hope your weekend is off to a good start and while I have somewhat of a busy one with things I have to get done I’m looking forward to mine.

Today’s post is a collaboration with fellow blogger and someone I now call friend, Jules, who has her own blog at Sunshine & Sparkles.  It’s an appropriate name for her, as her personality is all sunshine and sparkles and I really like that about her. Plus she shares my sun sign of Aries, with our birthdays just days apart, so we’re finding that we have a lot in common including our feisty nature.  I think she has more patience than me and might not be as stubborn as I can be at times.  I know that’s hard to believe, but alas it’s true as much as I hate to admit it.  I do try to reign it in, because it’s not really endearing qualities to have.

Anyways, check out credits below for the amazing stuff we’re showing and as soon as Jules posts I’ll link up her blog once again here.

Have a fabulous rest of the day!

Credits:
*Hair: Stephanie by Wasabi Pills @ Rewind
*Dress: Lauren – Maitreya by The Annex @ The Liaison Collaborative
Shoes: Grace – Maitreya by N-Core

Scene:
*Chocolate & Cherry Cake by SPELL @ The Chapter Four
French Country Canopy Pergola by  CHEZ MOI @ Ultra
French Country Table & Chairs by CHEZ MOI @ Ultra
Potted Plants by CHEZ MOI @ Ultra
Maylett Lounger Sofa by Raindale @ The Crossroads
Maylett Coffee Table With Decor (Linked) by Raindale @ The Crossroads
Maylett Rug by Raindale @ The Crossroads
Teacup Pomeranian – Sleep (Black) by MishMish
Curry and Spinach Tofu Balls by Ionic
Chips and Guacamole by Bueno
Bronze Plant Stand (Tall) by {what next} @ Collabor88
Oasis Bloom – Succulent Planter by {what next} @ Collabor88
Wall Hanging Plant #2 by {what next} @ Collabor88
Wall Hanging Plant #1 by {what next} @ Collabor88
Flagstones by Apple Fall
Wine & Cheese Set by Zen Creations
Dwarf Forest [Old Gold] by *alirium*
Wild Flowers – Quenn Ann’s Lace by Heart Garden

To thine own self be true

Morning everyone, even though that by the time that I finish writing this it will be gone into afternoon. I had such a long day yesterday, where the majority of it was spent in one room after another just waiting and patience isn’t my strongest suit. Though yesterday is over and today is another day and while my body is still sickly my mind is sharp.

Today is a mixed post of fashion and decor. Jules, fellow blogger and now friend said something that resonated and I’ve often thought of myself. Are we a bit redundant talking about everything we’re showing when it’s all listed in credits? For the most part and I would say 99% of bloggers only blog what they like and reviewing is literally absent.

I think what most of us do is give sneak previews or showcase items in how we may dress up a fashion item or decor or landscape the various genres of items we receive. Often giving inspiration to others who may not know how to fit something into a room, home, land or even their bodies.  I for one lack the fashion skills that others have to find the perfect jewelry and makeup to accessorize my look. It’s a bit of laziness to go digging in my inventory and just because I use the very minimal in real life as well that it’s carried over into SL.  That’s one thing to love about the diversity of blogs we follow. I get to be awed by seeing how you fashionistas out there look and put yourself together and envy you just a little.

Anyways, I’ve rambled on long enough and here we are at credits. All great stuff right?

By the way make sure to go check out Jules awesome blog at Sunshine & Sparkles!

Credits:
*Hair: Jun Mesh Hair – A by Wasabi Pills @ FaMESHed
*Top/Skirt: Ramer Maitreya Set by Scandalize @ Cosmopolitan
*Shoes: Mandevilla – Maitreya by Empire @ Uber

Scene:
*Rock Couch Rio (Adult) Chez Moi @ Cosmopolitan
*Christine Serving Cart by [Black Tulip]  @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Hanging Plant – Style One – on Plantstand by 22769 ~ [bauwerk] @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Hanging Plant – Style Two – on Plantstand  by 22769 ~ [bauwerk] @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Blooming Tree.v2 {Animated} by Little BranchThe Liaison Collaborative
Decor – Forsythia Vase by LODE
Spring Day – Dresh Druit by Second Spaces
Aga Pot o’ Succulent by Schadenfreude
Pet Succulents – Choco Deer by +Half-Deer+
Monogram Frame w/ Screen by [Brixley]
Baby Spotted Turtle Companion by HEXtraordinary
Oak Wood {Seasons} by Little Branch

Late night

Credits:
*Hair: Victoria Mesh Hair – A by Wasabi Pills @ Uber
*Dress: Melinda (Maitreya) by . a v a l e @ Cosmopolitan 
Shoes: Nora – Maitreya Lara by N-Core

Scene:
*Frame Set by .:: ONE GRID ::. @ Cosmopolitan 
.:: ONE GRID ::. Frame Chair Green
.:: ONE GRID ::. Aula Table v.1
.:: ONE GRID ::. Merida Carpet
.:: ONE GRID ::. Cora Mirror Big
.:: ONE GRID ::. Cora Mirror Small
.:: ONE GRID ::. Rita Tablelamp

*Flatiron Console Set by ::New Church:: @ Cosmopolitan 
-Flatiron Building Model
-Messy Books
-Flatiron Framed Print
-Goat Skull
-Aloe Plant
-Rattan Baskets

*Bekke Set by Mulloy @ Draftsman 
//Mulloy – Bekke Wall Panel
//Mulloy – Bekke Brown Cigar Box
//Mulloy – Bekke Plato
//Mulloy – Bekke Candle

*Dew Ivy Planter – 1 by [Noble Creations] 

Interior plant by Ionic
Potted Crocus (White/Gold) by Fancy Decor

Pose: Old Group Gift by Morphine

I can’t get you out of my mind

Few words again… though it’s a mixture of fashion and home decor today from ongoing events. Some that will end at the end of the month, so go grab them at bargain prices.

Credits:
*Hair: Adamaris Mesh Hair – B by Wasabi Pills @ Fantasy Faire
*Dress: Halle Dress – Creme – Maitreya by The Annex @ Bloom

Scene:
*Bella’s Library by [Merak] @ Shiny Shabby
[Merak] – Main Bookcase
[Merak] – Small Bookcase
[Merak] – Bella’s Ladder
[Merak]- Bella’s Books

*Decor by [Tia] @ Shiny Shabby
[Tia] Kawaii Computer
[Tia] Junebug Desk – Runner
[Tia] Junebug Desk
[Tia] Junebug Desk Chair
[Tia] Pandora Chair

*Record Player // White by Asteroid Box @ Draftsman

*Heart (Decor) Blueplants2 by Mushilu @ The Season’s Story
*Heart (Decor) Blueroses by Mushilu @ The Season’s Story
*Heart (Decor) BlueFlowers by Mushilu @ The Season’s Story

*Bekke Frame by Mulloy @ Draftsman
*Bekke Magazines by Mulloy @ Draftsman

Palma Coffee Decor by {what next} @ Collabor88
{what next} Palma Stack of Books by {what next} @ Collabor88
{what next} Palma Potted Plant by {what next} @ Collabor88
[Blush] Teapot Peonie [Orange] by Ariskea @ Bloom
Rainy Day Books by Serenity Style
Aga Pot o’ Succulent by SchadenfreudeCollabor88
Lola Pot o’ Succulent by SchadenfreudeCollabor88
Books Decor by Gumi’s Flower Shop
-Books Piled Green
-Books Piled Blue
-Books Piled Red
-Books Piled Random Green
-Book Close Blue
-Book Close Green
-Book Close Red
Floria-Dining Room Carpet by Bazar

*Pose: Candice 1M by Verocity @ Hello Tuesday

Sunset stroll

Credits:
*Blossom Mesh Hair – Style 1 by Wasabi Pills @ The Epiphany
*Cut Tinykini – Bra & Pants – Maitreya by Empire @ The Epiphany
*Plastic Boots (Maitreya Flat) by Astralia @ Bloom
Peaches ‘N Cream – Boy Tears by Peaches @ The Epiphany

Scene:
*Beach Deck White by Shutter Field & Decor Junction @ On9
*Beach Decor by Dreamscapes Art Gallery
Beach Hut Blue
Beach Lifeguard Chair A
Beach Lifebelt
Beach Surfboard Rack
Beach Bucket A
Beach Bucket B
Beach Bucket C
Beach Sandcastle A 
Real Beach Grass by Kidd Creations

Pose: Ella by Amitie

Your teddy bear…

I’m not sure where I got the energy after a long day of travel to go to a local play where the story centered on middle aged people who all had a story. The main characters was a couple who met just after college and then their lives went in different directions.  He’s now a divorced man who was used to a certain way of life and bit bound in tradition.  He was overly polite too and lived life believing something would eventually happen to him, so that he really lived a rather lifeless life in the grips of depression. The woman was 4 times divorced, twice with the same man who had been abusive at least once.

They meet again after 30 years rediscovering themselves and each other as other characters are introduced throughout giving tidbits of practical insight and advice. It was a good play, though a bit confusing to know where it was going until the end where they both decide not to take the second chance they were given. She decides to return to her life of turmoil and he decides not to take the chance and go after her. That’s what I walked away with. It’s really up to you whether you can change or not. The next phase of your life is really in your hands. The possibilities that life holds are there if only you choose to pursue them.

I’ll leave you with that wisdom for a Monday, but make sure you check out all the wonderful things I’m showcasing today and peruse credits.

Credits:
*Hair: Shizuko Mesh Hair – Style 1 – A by Wasabi Pills @ The Chaper Four
*Dress: Just A Dream Dress by Entice @ The Liaison Collaborative

Scene:
*Antique Dining Table – Bread & Piatto by [Nobles Creation] {part of antique dining table set}

Decor by Apple Fall
Apple Fall Working Farmhouse Table
Apple Fall Storybook Woven Table Runner
Apple Fall Juliette Tea Cup, Honey & Lemon Tea
Apple Fall Snowdrops in Cloche
Apple Fall Stoneware Vessels
Apple Fall Juliette Tea Cup, Empty
Apple Fall Loose Heart String w/ Scissors
Apple Fall Steadfast Dining Chair – Charcoal

Lilliput Cabin by DaD Designs

Dwarf Forest [Old Gold] by *alirium*
1 Prim Mesh Flower Bushes by Felix Landscaping

*Pose: Cradled in Love w/ Teddy Prop by :LW: Poses @ The Liaison Collaborative