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Nothing Without Love

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain Somewhere between the evening news and watching past episodes of Secret’s and Lies it hit me that I’ve taken a huge step backwards in the love and life categories. It’s probably why I’ve been so blue lately, I’ve been barely breathing. Today, on the first day of this weekend I am recommitting to live my love, live my passion, rekindle my curiosity and dedicating these days to living my dreams. Sure we can all say that, but at some point for it to be true we have to show intent, not just words. Are you with me? In this moment, live your values. With each person you meet, live your compassion, your respect, your authenticity. Be real, that’s a hard one isn’t it? We put up these persona’s because we fear the real us is sadly lacking.… Read the rest16939518849_de35660ae8_o




April 2015
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Moving Away From the Norm

A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking. ~Earl Wilson I am about to, hmm maybe not about to, but will “soon” do something that is rather unusual for me. I’ll be the first to confess, I am a bit of a workaholic and that’s not even a little bit of one, it’s a big fat monkey on your back card toting workaholic. To put it in perspective, the last time I took more than a couple of weeks of time off from work it was forced on me by my employer and my doctor because I had surgery and that was about two and a half years ago. Prior to that, the last time I had a week off, was, well, *cough* probably somewhere pre-Y2K. I can’t help it, when I was younger I set a goal to retire by the time I was 40 years old. I am a few years past that goal, and I suppose I probably could retire, I just can’t face the dilemma of what to do with all of those hours in a day. Heck, last summer when I thought I’d rest a week or two I had my entire kitchen demo’d, floors tiled and a new kitchen installed.… Read the restBlueberry

It Being Today, When You Are Still Living in Monday

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. ~ Samuel Smiles I don’t know why it happens but it seems it does more often then not these days. I spend a few hours on a weekend styling different outfits and taking photo’s of them, but by the time Monday rolls around I look at them and I no longer like them. The style is OK, it’s something else. Ah ‘ell, I suppose it’s quality. I don’t care for the photo’s themselves. I always end up throwing out a handful of them or just leaving them hidden on my flickr account where I store them, more like, bury them I reckon. I really envy all of you who can make an artists rendition of a photograph. Perhaps soon I will quit working en masse and begin working in leisure. But for now, I hope you will accept my lowly photographs as more an attempt at being helpful than any proclamation of myself as an artist. Guess what? It’s almost the weekend and I hope you have some great things planned surrounded by friends and family!… Read the rest17147881111_8058b4b1d0_o

A Little Dragon and a Certain Lil’ Cow

A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else. ~ Unknown Photo by: Skip Staheli I am reading a book about “resetting” your hormones and part of the process is to use intention, words, imagery and feelings to evoke loving kindness towards yourself. Being of the “yellow affirmative sticky note” mindset (I place affirming sticky notes about the house to cheer me up), this already is second nature to me but it also says it’s good to then say these same affirmations about someone you feel loving kindness towards. Though I often think kindly of so many of you, I’ve always sort of just let you all fend for yourselves. I’ve been told I have a very “old soul.” I didn’t think really hard about it, but by the time the third or fourth person made the comment I began to wonder why. I’m not truly sure still, but I reckon it’s due to a couple of factors. I have always been bookish, even in very young childhood but I am more so now, if possible.… Read the restDraakje and Cao~Mine, nooo Mine

Selecting Battles

Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. ~Ezra Taft Benson There was a time when I would drop my hat for a fight of self-righteous indignation if I saw a wrong transpire. Heck, I can think of three “the bullchit stops here” posts I’ve done since starting this blog. There was a time I’d fight, “was” being the correct term. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t enjoy confrontation, but somewhere between youth and right here where I stand now, I grew tired of being taken advantage of and decided it was OK to express feelings when others chose to stomp all over mine. But it’s definitely not going to be a chit stops here day because I put this one on my “is it going to be all that important to me in ten years?” scale and it came up woefully lacking. That’s the thing about toxic people, they seem toxic at the moment but down the road, you probably won’t even remember the event, much less the person.… Read the restSelecting Battles


Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest. ~Walter Scott Today is a Monday written in all capitals and double underlined for good measure. My cube and the cube of the coworker to my left began as any other productive Monday should, but about ten minutes in the electric to both cubes went out. So here we sit, twiddling fingers, counting toes and praying to the electrical Gods that they will have mercy on us at some point in the day. I can’t handle idleness, it makes me worry about the work undone but that aside, it basically bores the chit out of me. I studied and took a continuing education exam, but golly, that ate up only about an hour or so of the time. It’s all good though, I think I’ll wander outside and give this work thingy a go tomorrow. I sure hope your Monday is faring up luxe and breezy! Outfit: Necklace: Hate Me and Eat Me HMAEM, The Small Faces   **NEW**
Short: Faster Pussycat, Bender Marquessa short
Top: Baiastice, Plain bikini
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Flotsam and Jetsam

My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want – and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. ~ Nicki Minaj Sometimes it’s just flotsam and jetsam, you know, stuff. But that’s OK too. Enjoy the weekend, because like it or not, it’s here. Outfit Necklace: Kungler’s Extra, Elwen @ On9
Jacket: Gizza, Spiked Leather jacket @ On9
Skirt: Blueberry, Lorie
Hair: Tableau Vivant, Sherilyn
Eyemakeup: Zibska, Noir3
Body: Maitreya, Lara
Skin: Glam Affair, Katra  

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It’s the Silence Between the Noise That Speaks With Volume

“I like to call in sick to work at places where I’ve never held a job. Then when the manager tells me I don’t work there, I tell them I’d like to. But not today, as I’m sick.”
― Jarod Kintz
Short and sweet today since I am still under the weather. I just wanted to remind everyone Group le PonPon’s newest endeavor On9 starts today! On9 will not only feature footwear and accessories but will also extend to apparel, hair, and furniture. As a treat, one color variation will have an exclusive discount! The event will run monthly from the 9th to the 28th and the very first round will open this April. “Like” On9 on Facebook to keep up to date: . Follow their official blog: and check out all the amazing finds as showcased by their official bloggers: . Heck, I’ll even make it easy and include the Taxi for you! Back to bed for me, as for you, git on over there and while your at it, enjoy your leisurely crawl into the weekend!… Read the rest17090850955_509e7730f7_o

Doing Time

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family, in another city. ~ George Burns Yeah, it’s time. Oh the things we do for family. I’ll be more offish than on-ish this upcoming week. I’ve plans all weekend, which means no Second Life pictures are taken and it sets the entire blog processes off. You know the kind of plans, family. Dinner tomorrow at my mothers, my brother is cooking lamb even though I don’t eat it and my three states away sister is vegan. Yummy, side dishes it is. Well you all know I’ve been engaged for a while now. No Spirit, I’m not setting a date! I do not subscribe to the group whose mantra is “Every one should marry because happiness is not the only thing in life…” Nope not a member of that group. Anyway, Dr. Ben is going tomorrow, makes me leery every time I bring him around my mother, I’m sure she already has her “Bride’s Magazines” spread strategically around the place.… Read the rest16816234209_8e840ed8f9_o

On9 by Groupe le PonPon

Coming April 9th Groupe Le PonPon, the group that gave us the wonderfully popular L’Accessoires is sunsetting this event to bring you a bigger event, so get ready, because the only thing missing is YOU!
Originally posted on 장성영: As of the 9th of March 2015, Groupe le PonPon has decided to end L’accessoires to give way to their newest venture – On9. On9 will not only feature footwear and accessories but will also extend to apparel, hair, and furniture. As a treat, one color variation will have an exclusive discount! The event will run monthly from the 9th to the 28th and the very first round will open this April. Like On9 on Facebook to keep up to date:
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A Name is A Name

Being a nerd is not about what you love; it’s about how you love it. ~Wil Wheaton I’ll be the first to tell you I am a bit of a geek and a nerd, a nerk as my friend Sue Vincent calls it.  But somehow, that’s OK because it teaches me that frustration isn’t necessary when one just takes the steps to find out why, this thing we are going through is so frustrating. Because dimes to donuts, if you don’t know why something is happening, there is someone, somewhere who does. This is pretty much how my week began and as luck will have it, the frustration luckily stemmed from two brands with two very intelligent designers. I don’t usually blog knickers, though I’ve been known to wear them in public a time or two but recently Zib Scaggs of Zibska released this Maeve Deux knicker applier for Onyx LaShelle‘s Maitreya brand Lara mesh body and I fell in love. I purchased the applier on the MarketPlace and when I logged inworld I yanked everything off and pushed the applier button.… Read the rest16795044977_12ccbe5102_o

Existing on Vapors

“This much I do know – I’m exhausted by the cumulative consequences of a lifetime of hasty choices and chaotic passions.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love    It’s been a bit of a long week. I thought I’d have more to say and as I pondered late at night, I want to ask about or tell about this, or that, by morning, knee deep in the drudgeries of work I fail in any attempt at coherent thought. I think I have to quit my job just so I can think. Me thinks somehow, if you can not string a coherent sentence together at work, perhaps you need a better pursuit in life? Is this living my passion, or is this how life is? You step one foot in front of another over and over, day after day, and one day you look back and say, wow, there are so many steps between here and there and only small moments hold any importance a’tall. Is this the legacy of my life? Someday. How many times have I said “I will do this or that someday?” Someday is a killer of dreams, it is a disease.… Read the rest16350077713_a6d3ddc69c_o

Slaying Golden Dragons

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ~ Neil Gaiman, Coraline   I had a “date night” over the weekend, and those long time reader’s of mine know what that usually entails. Something like a LBD (little black dress) and my passive aggressive relationship with those hated-beloved spanx. The passive aggressiveness is really all my own fault. For some reason this winter I really let myself hibernate, seldom generating enough energy to step out and take a walk. In the summer, I am fine, I walk just about every single day, but this year somewhere between back there in summer and right here in Spring I fell off. So to prepare for the date I started walking twice daily. What I didn’t figure into the get fit quick scheme was at the end of the week I’d take one of those aerobics classes. You know the picture, the one where you bend, gyrate,  and jump up and down and perspire for an hour?… Read the rest16210222344_5b9509a459_o

Expecting Perfection

  We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops. ~Henny Youngman When I blogged yesterday, I had actually uploaded the post on Thursday thinking I would take a long weekend break after the rather grueling Fashion for Life posts. I was supposed to go visit a friend in Georgia but it turns out earlier in the week her entire house contracted strep throat. Yep, the entire house. And as a mother of three she couldn’t have been in a very pleasant circumstance. I have a hard enough time caring for myself when I am ill, I can’t imagine caring for myself, a hoosband (you know how men are when ill) and myself. I know many of you think perhaps I should have gone up anyway and cared for my friend, and I considered it long and hard, but this is “THAT” friend. You know the one, she’s one gene short of the Martha Stewart clone award (all the entertainment, half the cash). There is no way she would ever consider letting me care for her, she’d insist on a dinner party, a picnic at the lighthouse complete with candelabra, and brisk morning walks along the shoreline.… Read the restmandala1

Just Imagine

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them ~James Arthur Baldwin I was talking with the little pirate princess the other day when I picked her up from school for her mom. We were just randomly chatting asking about each other’s day sort of stuff when I decided to get to the serious stuff. After I found out how school went I asked her what she wanted to be when she’s grown up. I know, a serious question to ask an 8 year old when a pushin’ at forty year old doesn’t even know the answer as it pertains to herself, but I know she is way more mature and grounded than me so I figured she probably already knew and even kept a list of the steps to get there. She acted like she thought about it a little and then answered “I want to be a doctor.” I was amazed, so I said “that’s a great choice!” She hesitated a moment and said, “either that or teacher.” I thought about this a second and replied, “that’s a great choice too, doctors and teachers both help a lot of people!” She was silent for a little while, then said, ” but truly I’d LOVE to work at McDonald’s!”  Ah well, I suppose people aspire to a lot of things, I’m just surprised she set the bar so high.… Read the rest16741414680_86978b2751_o

When I Grow Up

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it. — Mark Twain “So please get your rags
And your polishing jars,
Somebody has to go polish the stars.” – Shel Silverstein ~ A Light in the Attic At this point I am about to leave work early, the weather is supposed to take a chill and get stormy which is no fun for the weekend of a Florida girl. But out I go, polish and rags in hand, out I go. Ear Worm

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I Think I Might Have a Foot Fetish

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. ~Leonardo da Vinci I was day-dreaming and looking at Azoury on the MP. I’ve always loved Azoury and Mayhem and Aniki Seetan. Heck, as I recall it, “back in the day” I tried out to be the Face of the Brand. Fell short, but found two friends, so all is good. Look at these things, all so unique, all works of art really. I just can’t figure out how to pull them off the internet to get them on my feet…   Seriously, I need these. They scream CAOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I’d so wear these on a camping trip, when the bears chase me I’m already up a tree. Well, I’m done day dreaming and have to get my arse back to work for a little bit. I am checking out early today. Thanks for wandering with me while I “Instagram” my shoo shopping trip. If you happen to wander on to a method of vaporizing any of these babies into the real, ring me up. I’d pay a pretty Linden for it.… Read the restAZOURY_-_VITA_Heels_(Red)

Every Other Freckle

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” — Victor Hugo       Earwax:

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The Wax Before the Wane

“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everyhwere.” ~ Tim McGraw These two pics a day can be grueling on the best of times, add to it a soul that craves to be out of doors not within and there is the brewing of a perfect storm. The pictures lack creativity, the words float up to the ethers and disappear. I am wandering on in a few days, so keep a light on for me. It’s Wednesday, I hope your weekend does the smooth slide into a pleasurable weekend. Get over to FFL! With so many designers it’s bound to have the one gorgeous piece of perfection you’ve been waiting to wear so check it out!   Earwax:    

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  My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already ~ Dave Barry     When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did–in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.  ~Bob Monkhouse   EarWorm:

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