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Barefoot In The Park

Barefoot In The Park

Featuring Faida , Fashiowl Poses & Bee Designs

Being barefoot is the best!  I can’t stand wearing shoes and am usually barefoot or in flip flops…even in the middle of winter here in the southern US.  This cute little pose set comes to us from Fashiowl Poses and is available at Redeux.  It’s called  Peaceful and includes the tree, circular bench and all of the decor items on bench except the doggie and me.  We are not included 😊!

Also available at Redeux is this super cute, girly top and skirt from Faida.  It just feels so feminine! The mix of tartan with the delicate striping inset with ruffle is adorable.

Setting off the feeling of spring are these beautifully details flowers from Bee Designs.  I have sunk them in the ground a bit for better camera position but they do have a small trunk in a shallow pot a bit like a topiary.  They can also be found at Redeux.  This is a great round of Redeux.  Don’t miss it!!

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Head – Catwa – Eva

Skin – Insol – Nicole

Face & Body Moles – Izzie’s

Eyes – Aviglam –Heartbreaker Eyes

Nails – e.marie – Coffin Nails Autumn Pallet

Hair – DP YUMYUM – # 94

Earrings – EarthStones – Vintage Pearl Earrings

Top – Faida  – Carmen  Top Teal Tartan @ REDEUX

Skirt – Faida  – Carmen  Skirt Teal Tartan @ REDEUX

Pose

Peaceful (includes props)- Fashiowl Poses @ REDEUX

Decor

Bee Designs  @ REDEUX

Nerium Oleander Red

Nerium Oleander Light Pink

Nerium Oleander Pink

Nerium Oleander White

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Urban Fountain

Old World

Grass Multi Flowers

|T|L|C| Home Collection

Gateway

 Just Animals

Basset Hound Sitting

Tune

Neal Hefti – Barefoot In The Park

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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

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New Beginnings Geese

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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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Midnight At The Oasis

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Featuring *SK* and Lyrium Poses

*SK* has a great new dress and accessory at the current round of Fameshed X.  The Suzi dress has a perfect amount of sheerness with a subtle pattern and comes in 12 great color choices.  The Arnes shoulder piece is the perfect finishing touch to complete the look.  It also comes in 12 colors so you can mix and match your favorite color combinations.

My pose, by Lyrium, is available at the current round of Equal10 and is one of the poses in the Blogger Series Set 2.  I love that this pack includes all the options; animations, pose stand and pose hud.  This means you can use them in any situation.  The hud is great for taking photos in an area where you may not have rezzing rights.  The Blogger Series includes 7 poses and their mirrors.

Both events are open now!  See credits for landmarks.

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 – Navy+Copper – Genna @ Shiny Shabby

Earrings – Dahlia– Kauna Earrings

Rings – RealEvil – Luxy Rings

Dress – *SK* – Suzi Dress @ Fameshed X

Accessory – *SK* – Arnes @ Fameshed X

Pose

Blogger Series Set 2 – Lyrium @ Equal10

Decor

Tiki Ruins – Bee Designs

Scorpion – |T|L|C| Home Collection

Monkey Sitting on Trunk – Just Animals

Camel Laying – Gallimaufry Stores

Beach Dune – Studio Skye

Tune

Maria Muldaur – Midnight At The Oasis

 

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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

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New Beginnings Kerosene Lamp

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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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Lazy Hazy Afternoon

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Here we are, January 2nd, and we can all finally slow down from the hustle and bustle of the holiday.  I will slowly begin to take down the remaining Christmas decorations but not today.  Its grey and rainy and I want to catch up on my favorite blogs, sip some delicious flavored coffee and enjoy some me time.  It feels like a Monday but we are already mid week and the weekend will be here soon.  Hang in there!

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[Krescendo]

Toronto Sofa @ Shiny Shabby

Hygge Holiday Basket

Afternoon Tea

:: NEWCHURCH ::

Silver White Winter Fireplace

Fancy Decor

Rameau Mirror

Cloche Clock

Callot Cabinet

Apple Fall

Apple Fall Coral Specimen

Apple Fall Times Newspaper

Apple Fall Argentinian Malbec

Ariskea

Star Wreath

Terre Automne Baby Breath

Artisan Fantasy

Apothecary Art

DRD

Rug Round Floral – Past Group Gift

Gardenhouse Clocks

Dust Bunny

Dwarf Fruit Tree Clementine

Raindale

Water’s Edge Lantern

Kalopsia

Old Box (Green)

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Etienne Coffee Table

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Palma Stack of Books

Just Animals

Calico Cat Laying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Watching the Ball Drop

Watching the Ball Drop

The animals have gathered around to celebrate New Year’s Eve including their very own ball drop.  I think that countdown will take a bit longer than 10 seconds though.

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very happy New Year, full of fun, success, health and happiness. I want to thank my sponsors for allowing me to show off your beautiful creations, my friends and family for listening to me blather on about the fun of blogging and my fellow bloggers who have inspired me along the way.

I will end this post by sharing the words from a favorite canvas that hangs in my home.  I read it often as I pass through my home and think the words are important and meaningful for us all.

Be yourself, take chances, create happiness, be passionate, fall in love, practice kindness, travel often, be generous, value friendships, learn new things, laugh every day, respect others, let go, be fearless.

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|T|L|C| Home Collection

Husky Adult Standing

Husky Adult Laying

Polar Bear Cub

Penguin Sledge

Penguins Holding Hands

.:Tm:. Creation

Snowy Nature Winter Scene

Just Animals 

Elk Male Looking

Elk Female Standing

Botanical

Douglas Fir

Studio Skye

Snow Formations

BattleScars Windlights

BattleScars Windlight Stars – Colony 1.0 (PREMIUM)

*Moon made by me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

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Featuring Sway’s @ Whimsical