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Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it. 
- Brigitte Bardot Outfit: Hat: Miamai, Stratus Hat Shirt: Ison, Celestial Bell Sleeve   @Uber Skirt: Ison, Celestial Maxi   @Uber Necklace: Ison, Celestial Neckpiece  @Uber Hair:  *Argrace*, Yuzu Shoo: [Gos], Peep toe Clutch: CoCo, Satin Clutch Bag: House of Fox, SteffanLUXtote Jewelry: [Mandala], Pine Cone earring, Anuttra Ring, Pearl Rain bangle  


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Wish Upon A Star

On 30th January 2015 · By caoimhelionheart · With Leave a comment
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I had a dream about you. You were an escalator, and I was a flight of stairs. You thought I was a Luddite, and I thought I was as ostrich, because I hadn’t figured out how to put the fly in flight. One day you broke down, and then you saw that you and I weren’t so different after all. ~Dora J. Arod, I Had a Dream About You Sometimes the opening quote is enough said. I dreamed of my love friend Mila Tatham of *SoliDea FoliEs* last night and wondered how she was and if she knew how much I missed her. Looky there, I reckon sometimes if you wish and hope hard enough, they show up and it’s like they never left. Outfit:
Glasses: [Lelutka], Garbo
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Sibel @Uber
Skin: La Petite Morte, Emmy **NEW**
Necklace: Glam Affair, Bubble Necklace @Uber
Jacket: *SoliDea FoliEs*, Boheme **NEW**
Dress: *SoliDea FoliEs*, Nevery **NEW**
Shoos: *SoliDea FoliEs*, Free Spirit **NEW**
Bag: Baiastice, Twiggy Bag
Lashes: MaiBilavio, Clump Princess Lash
Pose: .Slouch Ear Worm:



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The Quiet Roar

“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher A lot of what happens “to” us is jaded by our perception and world view. I have a very close friend who recently made a big change in his life and moved to a big city. Okay, I will say it, Denver. Things didn’t turn out quite how he planned. When he got there the promised job had been given to another and he hasn’t found anything yet, though he’s been out looking daily for about three weeks now. He’s not destitute yet, just humbled. But since he arrived, he’s been mugged, twice. He’s been turned down for jobs three times because he isn’t a “local.” I spoke to him over the weekend and he was making the plans to move back to Florida to a job offer in the panhandle. As he went to leave on Tuesday, he stopped by the grocery store for some travel supplies and as he parked a man jumped into his car, the intruder only knowing Spanish said simply “hospital.” The man obviously had been stabbed or shot because he was bleeding all over my friend’s brand new vehicle and my frightened friend found him a hospital as quickly as his GPS would allow.… Read the rest16385917641_ff4b858d6e_o

Bizarre and Flawed

I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you. ~ – Frida Kahlo Background by: Henri Rousseau   Outfit: Dress/Hat: Gizza, Frida Inspiration  **NEW**
Hair: Boon, PKJ371
Scarf: Zaara, Pashmina
Skin: La Petite Morte, Emmy  @ The Liaison Collaborative
Poses: DelMay
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Love is in the Air 2015

On 29th January 2015 · By caoimhelionheart · With Leave a comment
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caoimhelionheart:
SQUEAAAAAAAALLLL Get those tennis ready, it’s almost here!!! <3 <3 #SecondLife #SLEvents
Originally posted on Dress Up Dailey:
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
JANUARY 27 – 2015

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Talking to the Moon

If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.~ Heraclitus I don’t know how I got here from there, maybe it’s from listening to Adele and similar type music all morning, maybe it’s because I know a few friends who are going through the loss of a relationship suddenly. Or perhaps not so suddenly in most cases. Though I know there are no words I can say to make these friends feel better, I just want to say I empathize with their situation, having wandered that path on quite a few days but more importantly, if you need to bend in ear, I was lucky, I was blessed with two of them and I am here with open ears and closed mouth. Take from? Hang in there, the thing is, you can’t force these things and I’ve always heard the best loves occur when you are looking the other way. It’s easier to brush up against love when you walk right into it and fall flat on your arse. Less chance to screw it up with your ‘ead, I suppose.… Read the rest16201428769_7d872e000a_o

Letting Go and Falling Forward

“There are some things in this world you rely on, like a sure bet. And when they let you down, shifting from where you’ve carefully placed them, it shakes your faith, right where you stand.”  ~ Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You     There was a job opening at my real life employment recently and six people from my department put in for it because it was an increase in pay. Not being a job I am interested in, I am glad I didn’t even bother. I am at the point in my life where I am comfortable, so I would have to really enjoy the change to make a move because money isn’t one of my working motivations any more, becoming gainfully unemployed is (retiring). But also, having put in for promotions in the past when money was a fascination to me and having been passed over for less-suitable card carrying clique members, I knew the odds of getting the promotion were slim to nil. Unfortunately, one of my good friends did put in for it. The sad part was, he not only has a college degree, he already has real world job experience in the field the promotion entails so when he was passed over for a person with no experience, less employment with the company and no college at all, the feeling was devastating for him.… Read the restMondays Gone

Then We Became the People We Used to Warn Ourselves About

  “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” ~ J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye I’ve been thinking about the dreaded word again, it’s only natural, it being almost “that” holiday again. I know, I hate it when I do this. I think some of you hate it too. Love. Love is a subject that’s been trivialized, dramatized, glorified and traumatized, and that’s just on my blog. Heck, more than half the time I know I am half-deluded on exactly what it is, and isn’t. I reckon for the most part, we can’t see it if it slapped us upsides our head and yelled “I’m standing right here in front of you for crying out loud!” Because, gee, isn’t love supposed to knock us off our feet and make us swoon? Now Jay, I know it’s been a while, but some of my long time readers may remember him, he was certainly swoon worthy, at least Katy the wonder dog sure acted that way.… Read the rest16161084589_a6c6af862a_o

#SecondLifeProblems Meme

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen ~ Brigitte Bardot  This week’s meme idea was suggested by none other than the infamous Mr. Draxtor Despres and the Glamorous Strawberry Singh. And when I saw my Fashionably Late Peep had posted hers, I knew I better get right on it. The idea is based off of the real life hashtag #FirstWorldProblems where people share and complain about problems that aren’t actually real problems. It’s all kind of hilarious. You can check out the #FirstLifeProblems and #FirstWorldProblems hashtags on twitter and on KnowYourMeme for examples. Drax suggested Berry bring that into Second Life and do a Monday Meme on it. Thank you Drax for the idea! Meme Instructions: Create a #SecondLifeProblems meme image. It can be an image of any avatar doing anything in Second Life. Write a Second Life Problem over the image and share your meme on your blog or any social network with the hashtag #SecondLifeProblems. Don’t forget to share the link to your post in the comments and add your pictures to the Blog Memes flickr group.Read the rest15720155073_82bff3a0ba_o

We Used to Have A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi

“When you’re young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time up in your hands, tossing it away. You’re your own speeding car. You think you can get rid of things, and people too—leave them behind. You don’t yet know about the habit they have, of coming back. Time in dreams is frozen. You can never get away from where you’ve been.” ~ Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin     I used to think if I spread myself thin and worked really hard, I’d get done quicker. As I aged, it became apparent that the hurried-er I get, the further behind-er I become. So many thoughts to talk about but alas, sometimes we have to put our hobbies aside to focus on the grown up things, like work. *sigh* Keep a light on for me, I reckon I’ll get there sooner or later. Outfit: Hat: Elysium, Icon Bowler
Hair: *Argrace*, Yuzu,   **NEW**
Eye Shadow: Zibska, Limited Edition Noir,  @Project Limited
Necklace: Zibska, Madeline   @The Secret Affair
Shirt/Skirt: *VoguE*,  Valencia   **NEW**
Shoos: Zibska, Enza  @The Event @First
Pose: Inflorescence EarWorm:            


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When We Were Young

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. ~ George Washington Carver I had a bit to say today, but my heads got a little of that pooh bear fluff in my ears and as Monday’s that fall on Tuesday’s have it, I’m a bit behind today, which, I suppose, is better than being a bit of a behind today, of that, I am trying to keep myself above. But regardless of normal “real Life” happenstances, I wanted to show off these new items, in case you have a hankering to do some beginning of the week shopping. As for me, I just want to hunker down and wait on 5 o’clock. I hope you are having a wonderful week! Outfit: Hair: Truth Hair, Harmony **NEW**
Comb: Miamai, Mercombs  **NEW**  gacha
Vest: Gizza, Brooke Draped vest  **NEW**
Dress: Gizza, Zoe Double Breasted Dress  **NEW**
Earrings: [Mandala], CeeKeeey
Necklace: [Mandala], Amida Miamai Gacha Key   EarWorm:              


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Casual Saturday’s

I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel. ~Audrey Hepburn     Nothing like a three day weekend to refuel the soul. I hope your weekend is a wonderful one. And if you are into college basketball, Go Gators!   Outfit: Hair: Moon, Unravel  @Kustom9 Necklace: Zibska, Zephryne Sweater: Pixicat, Crop sweater@Kustom9 Pants: Bueno, Skinny jeans  @Kustom9 Mirror: [keke], Stardust Mirror @Kustom9 Lights: [keke], Cluster of Bulbs  @Kustom9


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Round Pole, Square Peg

In 1926, AA Milne wrote in a converse betwixt Owl and Pooh: ” ‘Well,’ said Owl, ‘the customary procedure in such cases is as follows.’ ‘What does Crustimoney Proseedcake mean?’ said Pooh. ‘For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me.’ ‘It means the Thing to Do.’ ‘As long as it means that, I don’t mind,’ said Pooh humbly.’“
I get it, sometimes you want to be a part of the crowd, but you never quite seem to get there. Me too! Everyone feels that way at some point or the other in their lives. But why don’t we take a day and embrace those parts of us that are different? They are the things that make us uniquely ourselves and no one can emulate our special parts and habits as well as we do. I love all those miscues, pointy bits and softer things about you. You are so uniquely beautiful. Right around this time of year I typically throw a purposeful holiday I like to call Crustimoney Proceedcake day! Last year we celebrated it on February 13, you can see the details here .… Read the restRound Pole Square Peg

If I Were a Paperdoll, Would You Be My Paperman?

“I’d like to start out this press conference with a thank you to John Elway, Or, John Elway … John Fox” ~ John Elway Freudian slip? Yeah perhaps, but over the years Elway has always been the president of his own fan club. When DID we become such a narcissistic society anyway? I mean, geesh, we take snapshots of our food and share it with everybody, like they care. Is this our new norm? Self worth proclaiming and photo-bombing foodies? “I’d like to thank me, for being me, I could not have won this award had it not been for me?” Heck, I hope not. There was a time when it meant more to be helpful and kind than to be successful. Does anyone remember those “good old days?” Everyone lauds the winner of a competition, perhaps we should cheer for the person everyone thought the kindest and most helpful, yes, the Miss Congeniality of the group, in my eyes, now THAT’s the true winner. Why? Because sometimes the best candidate doesn’t win, that’s life.… Read the restIf I Were a Paperdoll Would You Be My Paperman

In Your Jacket, I Still Smell You on My Skin

“I want to create a cologne that smells like a whisper. It’ll be for all the secret admirers out there.”  ~ Jarod Kintz   As a sense, smell is a shaman, it carries you across years and miles to a moment in time nestled deeply in gossamer wrappings hidden with all the treasures of your soul. Those little moments and respites that you keep but don’t bring out oft in fear their memories will tarnish. Yesterday while taking my walk along the waterfront at work, I had such an experience. The St Johns River has its own life, its own smell and sounds, the splash of the coots as they gather together to commune, at other times, the bark of the alligator, the thick orchestra of the cicadas warning of impending weather, the smell, the dirty earthy smell of its iced tea color laced with the fumes of mud and the tannic acid of the trees intermingled with the metallic exhaust of the powerboats as they woosh by. The treasure door swung open, filling me with longing for the weekends of my childhood.… Read the restIn Your Jacket, I Still Smell You on My Skin

Hold On A Minute, I’m Not Finished With Me Yet

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
In the aftermath of the now quasi-infamous, very public “how to lose a friend in two days” Facebook meltdown that transpired a little over a week ago, I took the weekend to take stock of where I am, as compared to where I was. We may not admit it, but we all generally take a moment to think about how a crisis in our lives transpired, whether to dwell in sorrow or in righteous indignation that we were “done wrong.” It’s human nature. The thing is, these skirmishes are generally unanswerable questions because face it, they usually involve multiple people and where multiples are involved there is no true right or wrong unless the act involved illegal activity. We are all, after all, a product of the mores and ethos of how we were raised. And though we oft think, “what were you raised by wolves” when we are angry at some ones abhorrent behavior, it is seldom the true case.… Read the rest16074174187_203c89f529_o

Opulence, Elegance, and Ruin

Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three – and paradise is when you have none. ~ Doug Larson I’ve spent the day hiding from the distractions of the outside world, I know, one day I am going to have to face that five foot nothing bundle of energy known as my mom. Don’t get me wrong, I spoke to her briefly this morning when she asked me to transfer some money into her checking account, the thing is, she needed the money because her doctor told her to get a hearing aid. I transferred her the money, now I’m just scared she’s going to hear the sullen comments I sometimes say under my breath. Besides, I can hardly say I am hiding, I’ve spent the morning catching up on that five loads of laundry and the last of the holiday detritus, so can’t I get a momentary pass on family? Yeah, that’s what she said too. I visited Uber a couple of times this week, you know me, always late to the blogging scene, so I am sure you’ve seen all this loot before.… Read the restUber Face

Je Suis Charlie

Terrorism will spill over if you don’t speak up. ~Malala Yousafzai


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If the World Ended Today, Would You…

Lifes Been Good to Me So Far ~ Joe Walsh The one thing I’ve reflected on during my period of isolation this holiday season was the sameness of the days. Our life ultimately goes by in the blink of an eye, but have you noticed quite often we live the same year over and over? At this point in my life I feel like I’ve lived this one for thirty odd years or so. We as humans are the consummate recyclers. Everyone wants to become a better person, but some people just don’t know how. So this holiday I set out to at least pencil in an outline of how to create new and real sustainable growth for me in the upcoming year. At the end of each day, I would reflect and try to see what I can do to become a better person. Why would I bother? Because one of my lifelong goals has been a deep seeded desire to leave an imprint on my space in the world, the kind that people would pause and say, yeah, I liked her she did kind, great, helpful [insert adjective here] things. By setting aside some time each day to reflect on what behaviors were good and bad, I have had the opportunity to grow.… Read the restIf the World Ended Today, Would you

The Impossibility of the Possible

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”  ~ Oprah Winfrey   Disclaimer for my Bella Boo:   There is the possible, impossibility that the attire I am wearing was given to me by a designer though as I’ve not blogged in a week or so the probability that I actually purchased the attire is where I’d hedge my bets. Believing in yourself, that you have the capacity and freedom to succeed in your own goals, is an integral part of growing up. It is with this grown up belief in our own capacity that we obtain the fulfillment of what we have strived for. I get it, we so often fail, but does failure this time truly mean you have failed? Every single thing that happens to us in our lives, the good and the bad, serves some purpose to shaping who we will one day become. I get it, life sucks at times, but without that soul-sucking sound, do we truly know what it will mean to obtain a goal, or does it slightly lose its meaning, its crystal poignancy?… Read the restVanity