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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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Hunting Grounds

Hunting Grounds

Featuring *SK*

Here is the newest release from *SK*  The Dejah skirt and top are available at We Love Roleplay and they are on sale!  Shop now for 25% off individual pieces or fatpacks.

I’m goin’ on a manhunt, turn it around
Women have been hunted, now they’re huntin’ around
Manhunt, we all got the need
The one that’s been waitin’ has taken the lead
I’m goin’ on a manhunt – I’m out for a kill
Karen Kamon – Manhunt

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol – Nicole

Eyes – Aviglam –Heartbreaker Eyes @ N21

Nails – Formanails – Claws XXL

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Hair – LeLutka – Vague

Top – *SK* – Dejah top @ We Love Roleplay

Skirt – *SK* – Dejah skirt @ We Love Roleplay

Pose

FOXCITY – Thirsty Bento Pose # 5

Decor

Heart Garden Center

Harmony Common Rush

Harmony Buffalo Grass

[we’re CLOSED]

Great Rock of Dingo

1st Act

Rocks

Tune

Manhunt – Karen Kamon

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Rural Delivery

Rural Delivery

Featuring Sway’s

Let me just say how much fun I have had blogging these past 8 months!  So far I haven’t hit any roadblocks or lack of ideas and that is in part due to my sponsors.  I love when I get an idea instantly upon seeing items as I am unpacking them and the latest release from Sway’s did exactly that.

Featured here are items from the Mail For You gacha set that is available now at The Gacha Garden.  As soon as I saw the key photo I got my idea….it was that quick.

Up until I was about 10 we lived in the city, on a cute little city block where our mail was delivered to a cute little mailbox that hung right next to the front door.  Then we moved to the “boonies” which wasn’t really the boondocks but after living in the city it sure seemed like it.  It was certainly rural though.  People lived on acres, not lots and there were farms and horses and orchards…a complete change of scenery for sure. Where I had usually walked to school, I now had to take a bus and where we had been able to open the door and get the mail without even stepping off the porch, we now had to not only go outside but also cross the street to get to the mailbox.  It was totally normal to see clusters of mailboxes side by side.

That is still the place I think of as home, the place my mother still lives 40+ years later and I still smile now whenever I drive past little clusters of mailboxes.  Have a great weekend everyone!

Decor Credits

Sway’s @ The Gacha Garden

Mailbox Elementary Aqua

Mailbox Elementary Banana

Mailbox Elementary Bubblegum

Mailbox Gentle Black

Mailbox Gentle Copper

Mailbox Notable Flowers

Mailbox Notable USA (RARE)

Mailbox Notable Rainbow (RARE)

Mailbox In Love (SOI)

Package

Letter – Bills

Letter – Floor

Letter – Love

Letter – Mix

HPMD

Sweet Garden Grass 02

Garden Tree 08

 Heart Garden Center

Wildflowers – Queen Ann’s Lace

Aubretia

Trompe Loeil

Dorina Cottage Sky

Dorina Cottage Cloud

Schultz Bros.

Abandoned Old Shack

{What Next}

Bramley Rocking Chair

[we’re CLOSED]

Grass Field Green

Seven Emporium

Little Red Wagon

Botanical

Dirt Road

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Dreaming of Spring

dreaming of spring

Featuring Elle Boutique

I’m still amazed at how much sooner spring comes in the south when compared to the northern US.  On my walk to the mailbox today I was surprised to see the daffodils are coming up especially considering how chilly it feels today.  Daffodils and the color yellow always make me think of spring…beautiful, bright spring.  It won’t be long now before the weather takes a turn and the days become warmer.  Those springs thoughts are the inspiration behind my picture where I tried to capture the warmth of the sun and splash it across the landscape.  I can almost feel it…can you?

Featured here is the Felicity Palm Ring from Elle Boutique. It’s such a unique piece and a such nice change from rings and/or bracelets.  It comes with a hud and lets you choose from 6 metals and 14 stones. Super cute and available in the main store.

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Eyes – Aviglam –Heartbreaker Eyes @ N21

Ears – Swallow – High Definition Ears

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Hair – Doux – Meghan

Palm Ring – Elle Boutique – Felicity Palm Ring

Bikini – Just BECAUSE – Irma Bikini

Pose

Accessorise 2 Pose 3 – Image Essentials

Decor

Wildflowers Poppies – Heart Garden Center

Daisies and Ladybirds – The Looking Glass

Rustic Garden Birdhouse Lantern – DRD

American Goldfinch – |T|L|C|

Tune

Joni Mitchell  – Both Sides Now

 

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Puppy Love

puppy love

Featuring Aleutia, Fashiowl Poses and Sway’s

So much cuteness…where do I start!  Let’s start with my three friends here..Snip, Snap and Jaws…lol.  They are included in the Corgi pose set by Fashiowl Poses and are available at the Harajuku event.  The set contains 7 poses and the corgi pups. Super cute!

My comfy t-shirt is by Aleutia and is at Fameshed X right now.  It’s part of the Yumi set that includes matching undies.  It comes in a variety of colors that you can purchase individually, in color packs or the fatpack. Each shirt includes a hud with 14 graphic options in both black and white print options. Lots of sexy, sassy sayings!

Last, but certainly not least, are the super cute pillows by Sway’s.  Winter is not over so you still need to stay cozy, PLUS the pillow is decorated with hearts which makes it perfect to keep out through Valentine’s Day….and now for the best part…it’s FREE.  That’s right!  It is Sway’s gift at GachaLand which only has a few more days before the round will change!  Hurry over to take a look at Sway’s Clyde Winter Home gacha set and pick up your free gift.

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Eyes – Aviglam – Vivid Eyes

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Nails – e.marie – Coffin Nails Autumn Pallet

Hair – Doux – Gabby @ Dubai Event

T-shirt – Aleutia – Yumi T-Shirt @ Fameshed X

Jeans – Addams – Belle Boyfriend Jeans

Pose

Fashiowl Poses – Corgi @ HARAJUKU

Decor

HPMD

Dirt Road – Dark Brown

Shrub Pink

 Heart Garden Center

Wildflowers Foxglove

Dust Bunny

Shutter Fence – White

Sway’s

Stay Cozy Pillows – Gift @ GachaLand

N4RS

Dog House

Dog Gone Fishing [deco]

Dog Water Bowl

Dog Bone [deco]

Studio Skye

Enchanted Woods

 

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Back To Santorini

back to santorini

Featuring Meva

Santorini is on my bucket list of places I would love to visit.  I think the first time I learned of it was back in 2005 when I watched Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants with my daughter.  All that white and blue…absolutely beautiful.

Something else I realized I loved about blogging is the way a scene piques my interest about different things to the point I often Google the subject matter and learn something new and interesting.

So, what did I learn about Santorini?  Well, its unique landscape is due to a devastating volcanic eruption and all of those houses on the cliffs are actually clinging to those cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater) and because of the volcano, the beaches are made up of red, white and black lava pebbles. Amazing!  Also, if I am lucky enough to travel there someday, the flight with connections is about 26 hours and has a $2,000 USD price tag!  I think that one is pretty deep in the bucket but a girl can dream!

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Eyes – Aviglam – Vivid Eyes

Ears – Swallow – High Definition Ears

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Nails – e.marie – Coffin Nails Autumn Pallet

Hair – Doux – Vega

Necklace – KC Couture– Caily Choker

Bracelet – Cae – Northstar Bracelet

Dress – Meva – Blazer Dress @ Tres Chic

Pose

Pose Collection Hud 1.2  – Lyrium

Decor

Cliff #2 – inVerse

Aubretia – Heart Garden Center

Hibiscus Pink in Pot – Mesh Plants

Villa Santorini – Salome Design

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Springtime In Paris

springtime in paris

Featuring Promagic and Fashiowl Poses

I don’t want to sound like a broken record but…this photo shoot was so fun!  I really hope my fellow bloggers have as much fun as I do when coming up with ideas and then making them happen.

This is my first blog post for a new sponsor, Promagic, and I am super excited to work with them.  They have a great variety of items..fun, cute, sexy… and it’s going to be so fun playing dress up!  That is how it was with this photo.

I let myself drift off to imagine a real afternoon of shopping in Paris, stopping at a quaint sidewalk cafe (ok..so maybe I thought of the Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in the France pavilion at Epcot too but that has to be close to the real thing, right?)  Oh, what would we do without our imaginations!

My pose is by Fashiowl Poses and works perfectly with the shot.  It is from the Fever Pose set, one of three new packs that will be out at Limit8 today. They are very fun and versatile.  Be sure to stop by and happy day dreaming everyone!

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Ears – Swallow – High Definition Ears

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Nails – e.marie – Coffin Nails Autumn Pallet

Hair – Doux – Margaret

Earrings – Bandit– Princess Diamond Earrings

Rings – Kunglers – Bariska Ring 1

Sunglasses – KC Couture – Vogue Sunglasses

Skirt – Promagic – Patola Skirt

Top – Promagic – Patola Top

Necklace – Promagic – Patola Necklace

Hat – Promagic – Patola Hat

Shoes – Essenz – Montpellier

Pose

Fashiowl Poses  

Fever #4 @ Limit8 

Decor

Chez Moi

Wrought Iron Patio Set

Dysfunctionality

Twinkling Flower Bush

Rose Bush Potted

LODE

Geranium Pots

Artisan Fantasy

Potted Gerbera Daisies

Heart Garden Center

Summer Hanging Basket

ionic

Store Sign (Black & Gold)

junk.

Paris Street Sign

Vintage French Daybed

Trompe Loeil

French Country Clock

Cheeky Pea

Eiffel Lamp Silver

DB Design

Pretty Vintage Hat Boxes

Minimal

Soho Build

CB26

Cafe Photo Prop Backdrop

Second Life Library (included in your inventory)

Shopping Bags