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MIAMAI:: SPRITES FELT FRIENDS at THE ARCADE

On 28th February 2015 · By caoimhelionheart · With Leave a comment
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caoimhelionheart:
Seeing these made me really look forward to getting into the arcade this round. I just love little sprites, elves and willo-the-wisps, we’ll all sorts of flights of fancy and whimsy. I have the perfect spot on my fireplace mantel, don’t you too? Check it out on my friend Moni of Miamai’s blog. #secondlife #slhome #slevents
Originally posted on MIAMAI :: Fashion House: I am happy to introduce you to my little friends, the Sprites!

They come straight to my real life, they have been hanging out with me since some months.
In my real life, they are little needle felted, benevolent Spirits who like to keep you company, help and protect you.
I create them from wool, sculpting them with a felting needle, and they carry herbs that I gather and crystals, to bring you the benefits of the Earth Medicine.  They also like to dress up. Since they are curious little buddies always looking for new friends, we decided it was fun to bring them to Second Life as well…and here they are!… Read the rest


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Loves Sweet Burden

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~Charles R. Swindoll Lately I’ve been playing a lot of basketball with the pirate princess, the one thing I’ve always wanted to instill in her is she can do anything she has the drive and dedication to but it requires practice. Taylor even put up a basketball hoop for us. It’s one of those one’s you can raise and lower, so we have it at the short height so Cao’s and 8 year olds have a chance of scoring every once in a while. It’s been a steep learning curve for me, but she seems to be having a great time and doesn’t seem to mind my best shot is the 6 foot high dunk. But with this teaching there is great responsibility and rewards must be given for good practice habits. So this weekend I am going to borrow her from her mama and drive her down to Central Florida to go see the Harlem Globetrotter’s. I have to admit, I am probably more excited than she is about this since she’s never seen them.… Read the restLoves Sweet Burden

Knickers and Snickers

Wearing underwear on the outside of your clothes can turn a tedious trip to the store for a forgotten carton of milk into an amusement park romp. ~Patch Adams Just a little something to make up for yesterday’s high gravity. Oh how the times have changed. Jack was about to marry Mary and his father took him to one side. ‘When I married your mother, the first thing I did when we got home was take off my trousers,’ he said. ‘I gave them to your mother and told her to put them on . When she did, they were enormous on her and she said to me that she couldn’t possibly wear them, as they were too large… ‘I told her, ‘of course they’re too big’. I wear the trousers in this family and I always will. ‘Ever since that day, we have never had a single problem.’ Jack took his father’s advice and as soon as he got Mary alone after the wedding, he did the same thing; took off his trousers, gave them to Mary and told her to put them on. Mary said that the trousers were far too big and she couldn’t possibly wear them.… Read the rest16652808325_d6c87b914d_o

Cheeky

People who know me know that there’s a light-hearted side, humour… But you could easily say I am cheeky. ~Waris Ahluwalia       After around 5 months of work and a lot of hair-pulling, we are finally excited to release the Avatar Enhancement, Physique and Visage Versions 2 in the SLink Mainstore. There is an extensive list of changes, I have posted them below. Please read these update notes carefully. There are some very cool new features to play with, as well as some all over tweaking for function and aesthetic Products that have been updated and are now available: If you own any of these products, please go and  get your free update from the redelivery terminal.… Read the rest16459427420_b4787e70ee_o

All I Know I Learned From Siri

I read or heard somewhere that the problem with young adults these days is though they smile; they seldom smile with their eyes. In reality it’s easy to see why; we spend so much time looking at our electronic devices we’ve lost the capability of looking, I mean, *Really Looking* at people. I’d even bet we all know someone, if not ourselves, who has texted someone in the next room to ask them something. *raises hand in guilt* It’s as if we are the ones behind the glass, no longer living and breathing in this world. How often does your computer think you are in love with it? I get it; I catch myself smiling full on at the screen at times too. But the sad truth is it’s just a machine, incapable of having feelings for you. Now, that guy, you know, THAT guy, the one in front of you as you wait in line at the checkout line, he’s got it all, well, he might anyway, but who knows because you barely glanced up because you were looking for your next witty post to throw up on Facebook.… Read the restf6c3d61bd07f5a305c12d3f2d944e855

It’s All In A Day

There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment. ~Orison Swett Marden Getting tromped today! Started out with a first thing in the AM doctor’s appointment so the more I move forward the behinder I get. Hope your day is working into the smooth moving mellow kind. If it’s not, heads up, the weekend, and summer, are almost here. Outfit: Hair: Dura, Girl*59
Outfit: Gizza, Kate **NEW**
Bag: Zenith=, Bucket Bag
Earring/Necklace: [Mandala], Kyana
Ring/Nails: Gdit, Comic Drip **NEW** Tp: secondlife://HIBARI/219/208/2998
Tights: Izzie, Over knee socks
Boots: Maitreya, Devi Ear Worm



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Less Than Zero

There’s nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it. ~ Billie Joe Armstrong
I had a really good “me”centric weekend and feel mentally better than I have in quite a while. Saturday I worked on some of my real life photos, hardly summing up enough momentum to even drop into Second Life for a little bit to shop, so my blogging may be a bit off this week. Sunday was the annual Daytona 500 party that I attend at a friends house. Unlike last year, much to Taylor’s delight, I refrained from dancing on the picnic table. It was such a gorgeous day for an outdoor party that I couldn’t muster much energy to do anything other than chat with friends whilst relaxing under a huge umbrella, warmed with the velvety bright softness of a balmy February day in Florida. This party is one of my favorite events of the year, I don’t know a lick about Nascar, but I enjoy seeing these friends, many of whom I only see about once a year now.… Read the restLess Than Zero

The King’s Dowry

On 20th February 2015 · By caoimhelionheart · With Leave a comment
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“All sentient beings should have at least one right—the right not to be treated as property”  ~ Gary L. Francione Do your part. Fight the good fight. Be something. Dare. Believe. Have faith. If you can look up, get up. Never stop. Life is Good. Outfit: Hair: Boon, STK131
Headpiece: Finesmith, Love Flowers
Necklace/Ring: EF (Empyrean Forge), Heritage Collection   @We <3 Role Play
Bracelet: Donna Flora, Alma
Lingerie: {Junbug}, FiFi   @Kustom 9
Eyeliner: October’s 4 Seasons
Body: Maitreya, Lara
Skin: La Petite Morte,  Emmy
Hands/Feet: SLink
Pose: Del May Ear Worm



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The Difference of Our Being

“All of us sport an invisible sign around our necks — “AS IS.” It means, take me as I am. I may not become what you want me to be. And I’m far, far from perfect. But I have some great qualities, too, as well as my share of faults. You will have to take me “AS IS” and I’ll take you that way, too.” ~ Steve Goodier Yeah, ahead of time, when I got into work today I pulled on the headphones and immediately started listening to Tool, it’s gonna be a high gravity one so if you want to just look at the pictures, I understand completely. Iggy Azalea is quitting Twitter because she was bullied for a “cellulite” bikini photo, special needs 15 year old bullied in class while substitute teacher looks on. This is the news headlines I am met with this morning. Really? This is all we’ve got? It’s like our world, especially the Internet is one big sieve and ever time you get one hole plugged the ugliness spews out of another area. What ever happened to social responsibility?… Read the restClarity of Being2

In a World Where you Are

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” ― Anaïs Nin
I thought a little joke would lighten the mood. ;) Not long ago, three friends went to New York city. They decided to stay in a fancier many-storied hotel during the visit. It so happened that their room ended up being on the 60th floor. The policy of the hotel was that every night after 12:00 a.m. the elevators are shut down for security reasons. So on the next day, the three friends rented a car and went out to explore the city. They enjoyed movies, concerts, and other things throughout the whole day. At one point, they remembered that they have to get back to the hotel before 12 a.m. When they arrived, it was after midnight so the elevators were shut down. There was no other way to get back to their room but to take the stairs all the way to the 60th floor. All of a sudden, one friend got an idea. He said “For the first 20 floors, I will tell jokes to keep us going.… Read the rest16385774690_823614e3bb_o

Looking for a Different Response

Because life is an odd and beautiful form of art ~ Cao

I thought I would write something pithy and thought provoking today, but I’ve lost my muse for now. It’s cold today by Florida’s standards, no I won’t disclose the exact temperature because I know 99.9% of my readers (and Amy Rose) will climb through my monitor and kick my weasily arse for complaining about temperatures they would dream to be feeling right now. But as I took my walk along the lakefront this morning the icy wind chill made my brisk solitary existence seem so bleak and lonely that for now, I will hold myself within myself until I can repurpose the thoughts into a semblance of order. Until then, I wish you a moment of inner quieting of that obnoxious little voice, you know the one, it makes us feel inadequate, not good enough, rich enough, cool enough, whatever. Actually, I wish you that voice be gone forever, replaced with the one who affirms so quietly that you are, no, that WE are, just exactly enough.… Read the restOr a Lessor God

A Breath Before You Face the World

“I don’t like to share my personal life… it wouldn’t be personal if I shared it.”  ― George Clooney I noticed Strawberry Singh has a new Meme this week, I don’t often do them, but this one looks simple enough so here goes. This week’s meme is a series of questions about what we may (or may not) have done in Second Life. If you want to participate, here are the instructions: Meme Instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers to your post, delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments (of this post) so others can come by and read your answers as well! So, here we go! 1. Have you ever owned a sim in Second Life? – No. I am a fairly practical Cao and prefer to burn through my income in real life more than the second one. I just have a little parcel of land with about 1700 prims. And boy do I max it out at times. Someone wanna buy me a SIM? 2. Have you ever created content in Second Life? – Can you imagine what I’d come up with?… Read the restAin't no sunshine

Once Upon A Time

Out now, another “don’t miss” edition of  The Fashion Teller a Second Life, Real Life publication of some of Second Life’s most creative residents! Catch your copy today, you will be so glad you did <3    


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Hills and Valleys

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” Aristotle I am going to do a bit of remix today, as a toast to St. Valentines Day. My friend Skip Staheli fits casually into my life style like a well worn soft and fuzzy sweatshirt. I mean that in the best of ways. Winter always brings that out of me.  Skip and I have been working together, if you can call it work, it’s more fun than work ever will be, for about five years now.  So for him, and for all of you too, I want to repost a toast (slàinte) I wrote to my XiuXiu Bean, on the eve of the biggest day of her life, the day she got married in real life to the beloved man of her dreams. But somehow it fits for all of you on this day of love. I wish you more valleys than hills in your travels together. I pray though you love and cherish him, you remain a person, not just become a couple and continue to enjoy those things you alone are passionate for. I beg you never fight over money, it’s a senseless argument as there never seems to be enough of it to go around.… Read the restCao~Full of Passion

I Still Feel You

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” Victor Hugo And the last of the photo’s I have for Love is in the Air. Have a wonderful evening and please don’t forget to call at least one person tomorrow who doesn’t have a significant other. It’s so easy to make the day all about ourselves and our couple-dom, but it is also so easy to pick up a phone and tell someone you were thinking about them and wanted to wish them a Happy Valentine’s Day. And I wanted to say to you, I wish you a happy Valentine’s Day surrounded with the love of friends and family. Outfit One Hair: Wasabi Pills, Valentina  @Love is in the Air
Necklace: Zibska, Captivated  @L’Accessories
Glasses: Elysium, Carly glasses  @L’Accessoires
Shirt: .Shi, Circular Tank Outfit Two Shoo: [CO57] , Pia Mia  @Love is in the Air
Jacket: [Deadwool], The Dandy (homme)  @Love is in the Air
Pant: David Heather, Natori trouser
Hat: Color Me HOF, Rover Hat
Necklace: Kunglers Extra, Apis
Earrings: Kunglers Extra, Finrod  @L’Accessoires
Bodysuit: HOF, wine bodysuit
Hair: [Lelutka], Pocahontas
Pose: PoSession, Rapuncel  @Love is in the Air Outfit Three Hair: Vanity Hair, Sherona  @Love is in the Air
Necklace: Pure Poison, Love is All About Diamonds @Love is in the Air
Dress: DeeTalez, Simple Rose Mini  @Love is in the Air
Belt: [Mandala], Kookai belt
Bag: [HANDverk (Read more...)

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A Flicker of the Past

“Love heals. Heals and liberates. I use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions and that which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins.” ~Maya Angelou It happens sometimes I can’t really help it. I seem to have misplaced myself and gotten behinder and behinder and that was with blogging twice a day. I wanted to be finished with blogging Love is in The Air today because it closes tomorrow, so the two blogs today will be packed chockfull of goodies! So here goes. I’ve really enjoyed this years event, there were a lot of incredible designers involved and the quality of the merchandise shows. I hope you’ve had a chance to stop by and pick up some of the lovelies. I also hope you have special plans with a certain someone this weekend! I do believe love is in the Air, can you feel it? Outfit One: Hair: (Epoque), Sharp
Shoos: .Shi, Allettare  @Love is in the Air
Dress: [sYs], Juliet   @Love is in the Air
Skin: Glam Affair, Sophie  @Love is in the Air
Glasses: [sYs], AvAlon glasses Bracelet: [sYs], Soho Club
Earrings: ]sYs], Styx
Necklace: [sYs], Maya
Pose: DelMay  **NEW** Outfit Two: Dress: Gizza, Cecelia  @Love is in the Air
Shoos: Gizza, L’Amour  @Love is in the Air
Hair: D!va, Matilda  @Love is in the Air
Skin: Gla Affair, Sophia  @Love is in the Air
Pose: Posession,  @Love is in the Air Outfit Three: Outfit: Azul, Licca  @Love is in the Air (Read more...)

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The Face of the Man

“A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.” ~Honoré de Balzac Outfit: Dress: Whimsical Imaginarium, Crazy Valentine  @The Instruments
Shoos: Eudora 3D, Dahlia Pump  @Love is in the Air
Skin:  Glam Affair, Sophie  @Love is in the Air
Pose: LabelMotion@Love is in the Air
Hat: Bauhaus Movement, Anais   @Collabor88
Collar: Maitreya, Part of Vintage Lace Dress
Hair: Rowne, Sasha
Rug: Apple Fall, Patchwork Rug
Suitcases: Apple Fall, Monogram suitcases  @Collabor88 Ear Wax



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Latex and Lipstick

For me, getting older doesn’t mean throwing away a favourite-coloured lipstick or a fabulous pair of boots; instead, it’s about harnessing all the great things I have learnt over the years about what does and doesn’t suit me, and enjoying the way in which cleverly selected outfits can enhance the nice bits. ~Twiggy Outfit: Hair: Tableau Vivant, My Love Hair  @Collabor88
Dress: Boudoir, Kiss My Lips  @Love is in the Air
Skin: Glam Affair, Sophie  @Love is in the Air
Hat:  Baoba, Lips Valentine  Free Gifty!
Boots: Bax, Regency
Body: Maitreya, Lara
Pose: DelMay, **NEW**
Chair: Cheeky Pea, Kissing Chair  @Liaison Collaborative
Wall Hanging: Cheeky Pea, Love Marquee  @Liaison Collaborative Ear Worm:


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Love’s Soft Blush

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.~Antoine de Saint-Exupery Outfit: Dress: Baiastice, Karin  @Love is in the Air
Pose: LabelMotion,  @Love is in the Air
Hair: Vanity Hair, Night Blues
Bracelet: [sYs], Soho Club Bracelet
Sign/Couch: Cheeky Pea, Love Marquee/Kissing Chair  @The Liaison Collaborative


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Restless Heart

“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. ~Oscar Wilde If you haven’t been to Love is in the Air to check out the incredible work of some top notch SecondLife designers, you better get on over there. Because February 14th is the last day, and when it’s done, it’s done. Don’t worry, I’ll even include the taxi for you, I’m a nice Cao like that taxi!   Outfit: Hair: Tableau Vivant, My Love Hair  @Collabor88 Glasses: *+Crie Style+* , Voglia  @Love is in The Air Earrings: Kungler’s Extra, Finrod  @ L’Accessoires Necklace: ^^Swallow^^ , Steampunk Heart @Love is in The Air Hat:  LaGyo, Vintage Fold Hat   @Collabor88 Pants: Ison, Tova     @Collabor88 Jacket/Shirt:  Ison, Serino      @Collabor88 Suitcase: Apple Fall, Monogram suitcase     @Collabor88 Light: Junk, Vintage Camera light     @Collabor88 Frames: Build Works, L8ve  @Love is in The Air EarWorm:


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