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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

Delilah Blossom Sheer Curtain

 8f8

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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Vintage Valentines

vintage valentines

Featuring *KATE*

I am a lover of all things vintage but especially vintage holiday decorations.  I saw these vintage Valentine textures quite a while back and knew that I wanted to use them sometime in the future.  I figured it would be in a framed display in my Second Life home since I wasn’t blogging back then but here they are and I am happy I get to use them for someone other than myself to see.

They just don’t make Valentines like they used to.  Most everything these days is licensed characters with a heart slapped on it somewhere.  I, myself, am a bit vintage so I can remember the cute Valentines with silly sayings like the bee saying “Bee Mine” or “Honey, I like you” and the little deer saying “I love you “deer-ly”.  I also remember spending the days leading up to Valentines Day decorating an old cereal box with construction paper and paper doily cut out hearts.  Once Valentine’s Day arrived we would all bring our boxes to school and when it was time to pass out Valentines we would drop them into each others beautiful cereal boxes.  Do kids even do that anymore??  If they don’t they are missing out on some great memories down the road.

*KATE* has released this adorable ring and bracelet set in time for Valentines Day.  It comes fitted for Maitreya and Slink and includes a hud to change metal textures as well as to hide/show the rings or bracelet. You can find it in the mainstore.

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Nail Polish – La Boheme LM With Love White

Rings/Bracelet – *KATE* – Love Set

Jeans – Addams – Collete Jeans

Sweater – ALT by Truth – College Sweater

Decor

Emily Desk – Second Spaces

Paper Hearts  – floorplan.

Jar with Reds – {vespertine}

Desk Chair – LAQ Decor

Old Scissors – PLAAKA

Sloppy Glue – Rachel Breaker

Scattered Papers – Vinscent

Vintage Valentine Textures – Texture Junction

*Cereal box made by Victoria*

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Safari Sunset

safari sunset

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

22769

Pipe and Ashtray

Bowl of Nuts

8f8

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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Adventure at the Shore

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Featuring :: NEWCHURCH ::

I’m ready to move in!  I think I may need to recreate this for my main house in Second Life which is on the beach.  I definitely think there is a difference between a house on the beach and a house near the shore.  I think “tropical” when I hear the word beach and I think more along the lines of “nautical” when I think of seaside living.

In my mind the people who live here woke early,  someone made the bed and made some tea.  They have carefully lain out a map and compass to chart their course for the day.  They could be sailing enthusiasts, treasure hunters, explorers or just someone lucky enough to call this seaside home their own.

The centerpiece of the room is this beautiful sleigh bed by NEWCHURCH.  The wood grain is done perfectly and looks just like many antique beds I have come and go through my mothers home over the years.  She has always been an avid collector.  The Nicholas Sleigh Bed is available at Cosmopolitan and comes in PG and Adult versions.  The top quilt and pillows have a texture change menu and it comes with Copy/Mod permissions.

Credits

:: NEWCHURCH ::

Nicholas Sleigh Bed @ Cosmopolitan

Soy

Glass Fishing Float Blue

Glass Fishing Float Clear

Wooden Beaded Curtain

Sway’s

Nautical Decoration Frames Seashell & Starfish

Souvenir Jar Beach Postcard

Dust Bunny 

Hanging Plant Cheeseplant

Hanging Plant Spider Planter

Hanging Plant Ivy Planter

Hanging Plant Double Planter

+Half-Deer+

Breezy Ceiling Fan

Dysfunctionality

Timeless Side Tables

~isil~

*Nautica* Seagull

*Nautica* Anchor

Hive

Painted Seahorse Decor

tarte.

Repurposed Shipwheel Aqua

Sequel

Crafty Sailboats Set

Crafty Sailboats Medium

Floorplan

Leaning Oars

Trompe Loeil

Beachside Cabinet Blue Plain

Fancy Decor

Model Ship

CIRCA

Myst Area Rug Chenille Pale Ocean

Aphrodite Shop

Old Deco Lanterns (part of the Silver Seahorse set)

Ex Machina 

Map with Compass (Livingstone set gacha item)

DaD Design

Victorian Sunrise Cottage

Studio Skye

Beach Building Set – Skye Beach 4

The Beachstore

Romantic Sailboat

Song – God moving over the face of the waters – Moby

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A Real Page Turner

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I wonder how many people today know what that title means.  How many of us still read actual books?  With all of today’s Kindles and Glowlights and audio books, having to turn the page is becoming a thing of the past.  There is a used book store not to far from my home and I like to stop in from time to time just to browse and take in the smell.  Bookstores and used book stores have a distinct smell, like old fashioned hardware stores did.

I can remember when I was in high school and would take a load of books to the used book store.  You got credit for bringing in old ones which meant you got to pay the cheaper price posted for the ones you were purchasing.  It was a real money saver if you were an avid reader.  The owner had a cat that would follow me around the whole time I was there and as an animal lover it was hard to choose between looking at books or petting the cat.

This book nook is by Sway’s and will be available at Whimsical which starts on November 18th at 12 noon SLT.  It comes in PG and Adult versions and has texture options for the wood and pillows. Grab a book, a snack, have a seat and enjoy!

{Decor Credits}

Featuring Sway’s @ Whimsical