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Courageous Woman

Courageous Woman

Featuring *SK*

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice

This picture is a perfect example of why I say I don’t want to limit myself to one style of blogging.  For me it is so much more satisfying when I can be inspired by something whether it is fashion or decor, modern or vintage.

I thought of the movie Pride and Prejudice immediately when I saw this dress by *SK*.  I love the movie and the main character, Elizabeth Bennet,  or perhaps I should say I love the personality given to the character by the book’s author, Jane Austen.  Elizabeth is courageous, playful, independent and intelligent….she just doesn’t put up with crap, you know?

The quote above is one of my favorites.  I have always felt that same way for as long as I can remember but didn’t realize how fortunate that really was until I was older.  Peer pressure has never been an issue for me at any point in my life and I realize how lucky I was to have escaped it.  I have never felt a need to fit in if that meant pretending and I have never been afraid to admit to my likes or dislikes about something, even if they put me in the minority.

These strengths begin to be formed in childhood and I realize not everyone is allowed to nurture these strengths.  My wish for all is that you have the same courage Elizabeth had and that it rises up when you need it most!

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol – Nicole

Eyes – Aviglam –Heartbreaker Eyes @ N21

Hair – Tram – G1224

Dress – *SK* – Rosie (includes headpiece) @ Enchantment

Pose

InDiGo Poses

Female Blogger Poses – Stand #21

Decor

Heart Garden Center

Riverbank Weeping Willow

Harmony Wild Poppies

Harmony Tulips

Queen Ann’s Lace

Aubretia – Purple

Studio Skye

Skye Log Bridge

Rustic Fence Set

HPMD

Dirt Road – Dark Brown

The Little Branch

Korean Beech Tree

[ Organica ]

Cosmos Deep Red

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New Beginnings Geese

floorplan.

Vintage Egg Basket

The Black Forest

Lily Pads & Water Lilies

 Just Animals

Milking Cow Standing

Milking Cow Eating

Ally Foxtrot

Texas Country Windmill – Marketplace has closed

Tune

Pride and Prejudice Main Theme (Dawn) – Piano Arrangement by Andrew Lapp

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Do They Eat Bamboo Too?

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Featuring Sway’s

I’m squeezing in a second post today because I just found out these super cute Panda Flowerpots by Sway’s are going to be out tomorrow for the Fifty Linden Friday sale.

I love panda’s and I know there are other panda fans who won’t want to miss the sale tomorrow!  Not a panda fan?  How about pigs?  There will also be Piggy Flowerpots as well!  Put it on your list for tomorrow!!

Decor Credits

Sway’s

Panda Flowerpot with Succulent A

Panda Flowerpot with Succulent B

 |T|L|C|

Panda Adult Sitting

Panda Cub Sitting

HPMD

Shrub Pink

Studio Skye

Bamboo Palm

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Vase with Cherry Blossoms

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Serene Sanctuary Koi House (Rare)

 

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Safari Sunset

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Featuring InsurreKtion

So I have said before that I don’t consider myself a “home and garden” blogger or a “fashion” blogger because I don’t want to limit myself to those categories.  I want to be able to blog what I like and what I am in the mood, artistically, to blog.  I did have a lot of fun with this photo though and its probably the “busiest” decor photo I have done.

Typically, and this is just my own opinion, I think a lot of decor photos are way overdone with too much “clutter”.  That seems to be a popular style though and sometimes that works great and sometimes it’s just too much and the items don’t relate to the scene and look like they were just thrown in to fill up space.  There are a lot of pieces in this Ethnic Collection set by InsurreKtion and I wanted to enhance them but also stick to the theme.  I had fun going through my inventory and even teleporting here and there, looking for things I thought would compliment the pieces in the set so that they would tell a story of sorts.  I am very happy with the finished scene.

The Ethnic Collection is available at the Boardwalk Event, going on now through February 15th.  It comes in Adult and Pg versions and can be bought as a set or as individual pieces. The lamps and spotlight are available in the full set only.

Credits

InsurreKtion

Ethnic Collection @ Boardwalk Event

Armchair
Bookshelf
Ceiling Lamp
Coat Rack
Coffee Table A
Coffee Table B
Coffee Table C
Coffee Table D
Drawers A
Drawers B
Mirror
Spotlight
Stool
Table
Table Lamp
TV Bench

After Party Diet Gacha @ The Chapter Four

Water Bottle A
Water Bottle B

Shabby Mudroom Set @ Lootbox

Bottle A

Dust Bunny 

Storybook Living Old Backpack

Just Animals

Giraffe

Elephant Trunk Up

Lion

Lioness

Tiger Looking

Gazelle Looking

Zebra

Fancy Decor

Inlaid Box

Print Books

Mounted Turtle Shells

Tuesdays

Dressing Screen @ Cosmopolitan

Trompe Loeil

Cassia Tent

Floorplan

Animalia Curtains

Vespertine

Painted Globe – Love

Apple Fall

Leather Strapped Trunk

David Heather

Dinner Basket

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Pipe and Ashtray

Bowl of Nuts

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New Beginnings Kerosene Lamp

DIGS

Langston Book Decor

Ex Machina

Livingstone Explorer’s Canteen

Headhunter’s Island

Pirate Maps

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Cigar Box

Tangerine Studios

Double Barrel Shotgun Prop

Wulf’s Wonder Emporium

Pith Helmet

Dekka Raymaker

Magnifying Glass

Bazar

Toronto Bathroom Bottles

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Fruits Loose

Zodiac Exclusive

Deer Skin Xpose Rug

Tune

African Safari – Derek Fiechter

 

 

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Country Kitchen

country kitchen

Featuring InsurreKtion

It wasn’t until I begin to do the write up of this photo that I realized it reminds me so much of my mothers kitchen.  Full of food, knick-knacks and love.  Featured here are items from the latest gacha set by InsurreKtion.  It’s the After Party Diet set and it is available at the current round of The Chapter Four.

There are 13 different items to collect and these beautifully detailed pieces are perfect to add some life to your kitchen.  Be sure to get yours before the event ends on the 30th.

Credits

InsurreKtion

After Party Diet Gacha @ The Chapter Four

Cutting Board A
Cutting Board B
Cutting Board C
Cutting Board D
Orange Juice
Weather Juice
Water Bottle A
Water Bottle B
Ice Bowl
Smoothie Small
Smoothie Big
Smoothie Jar
Vintage Blender

Old Barn Door

Rustic Pedestal Table

Lace Doily

Rustic Dining Chair

Primitive Cottage Rug

Rustic Chandelier

Trompe Loeil

Antique Hutch White

Dust Bunny 

Small Spaces Kitchen Sink Cabinet

Second Spaces

Flea Market Finds – Old Milk Glass

Well Stocked Pantry – Bowls

.ionic.

Hanging Casseroles

Brixley 

Vintage Decor – Soda Crates

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Green Grocers Market Trolley

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Fruit Basket Brown – Green

Concept

Blueberry Bowl (old Arcade gift)

The Artists Shed

Country Planter Milk Can

Apple Fall

Milton Curtains

Ariskea

Harvest Cabin Verenda Addon

Studio Skye

Enchanted Woods

Heart Garden Center

Hollyhocks

 

 

 

 

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Boots & Bacon Seeds

Boots & Bacon Seeds

Featuring Yasum & |T|L|C| Home Collection

I had to laugh as I was titling this photo and at the same time cringed a bit.  My husband, who knows what an animal lover I am, often refers to baby pigs as bacon seeds just to get a reaction out of me.  Don’t get me wrong, I love bacon but would never knowingly eat any meat that came from a baby animal.  Maybe its the mother instinct in me or maybe I am just weird! LOL  Anyway, it is a cute name for some cute creations.

The boots are by Yasum and are available at REDEUX which just started today and will run thru the 21st.  The detail and texture work are just beautiful and of course there are color choices as well as color options for the socks.  A must have for your winter wardrobe.

My sweet…tasty..I mean, just sweet, piglet friends are by TLC Home Collection.  So realistic, their fur just makes you want to reach down and pet them.  They are also animated, making gentle movements with their heads, just ready to dig into the treats I have brought them.  It is Christmas after all!

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Visions of Sugarplums

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The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.

We are right in the middle of that time of year where treats and goodies are plentiful everywhere you look.  Myself, I have been thinking about Russian Teacakes.  They are a Christmas tradition for me and I admit to visions of them dancing in my head even while “snug” in my chair.  I am loving all the Christmas decor and photos and am starting to wonder what we will all be taking photos of after Christmas.

My pose today is by PosEd Poses and is aptly named “Thinking Out Loud”.  If you look closely you can see I am thinking about sugarplums and other treats “dancing” in my head.  I need pecans for my teacakes…I may as well head to the store so I can make my teacakes and then start thinking about the next tasty treat.

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Featuring PosEd Poses, [Fetch] & Sway’s

 

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Summer Sidewalks

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Happy Monday everyone!  The new round of Cosmopolitan is open and there are some super cute things this round.  I am wearing the latest releases by Meva and loving the combination.  All pieces come with texture huds so you have several options.  The dress, earrings and necklace are sold separately so you can grab the whole set or just the pieces you like.   I love the size of the necklace..nice and chunky!  I think it would go great with her Sora jacket as well. You can find the details on the Sora jacket in my blog post here.

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Featuring Meva & Lyrium Poses

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Tea Time

Tea Time

I wish I could say I loved tea.  I love the idea of tea and I would love to be able to say “I’m going to steep a nice cup of tea”, but the truth is I hate tea.  Actually, that is not entirely true.  I love a good iced chai latte and chai is actually a black tea with some delicious spices; ginger, cinnamon, nutmug…this is sort of why it reminds me of pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice coffee.   I love making my own iced coffee and am going to try my hand at making my own chai spice.  Luckily, in Second Life I can have all the “pretend” tea I like.  This cute bento pose by shi.s. poses includes the magical teacup and teapot and is currently at The Liaison Collaborative now through the 26th.  I will include the link to the recipe I am going to try in the credits!  Why not try it with me?!

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Featuring shi.s. poses

 

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Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon

It’s fall on the farm and the family dogs are making themselves at home. A warm, autumn day is a perfect time for a nap and this beagle has found the perfect spot.  I am loving all the fall and Halloween decor that is coming out and am loving all the pictures my talented fellow bloggers are posting.  I am happy to be home and back to blogging.  It has really become a creative outlet for me!  Happy Monday all!

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Featuring Lunar Seasonal Designs & Storax Tree

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Barnyard Puddles

Barnyard Puddles

Its been rainy here in the south and I am feeling a change in the winds.  Maybe that’s because I know fall is just around the corner and just like things change with the seasons in real life they also change in Second Life.  I am looking forward to all the new fall themed photos that will be popping up, my own and many other talented “neighbors” of mine.  I am so inspired by fellow artists and hope someone enjoys my shots as much as I enjoy creating them.  Have a great day!

{Style & Decor Credits}

Victoria

 

  • Body – Maitreya Lara
  • Head – Catwa Eva
  • Skin – Insol Nicole in Peach
  • Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s
  • Hair –  Doe  – Makina V1 @ The Gacha Garden
  • Overall skirt & Top –[HH] – Logan skirt overall & top
  • Boots – [Gos] – Wellies (past Gacha item)
  • Eyeshadow – Alaskametro – Luxe
  • Lipstick –Luxrebel
  • Eyes – Aviglam – Vivid Eyes Catwa applier – Natural
  • Umbrella – {What Next} – Rainy Days pose & prop set
  • Pose – FOXCITY – Bento Ground Sits Vol. 2
  • Location – Platform – My build

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