The Time Has Come

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I think bloggers get sucked into the Dos and Don’ts of blogging too often. I am definitely guilty of this because I over think every thing I type. Do I want to say what I am really feeling? How might it be taken other than the way I intend it? I often just think about how my words might be taken… never do I put thought into other things like types of photos or even when I go post to certain sites to spread my blog around. I then wonder if anyone even reads what I type or do they just scroll down to the credits. I keep my comments mostly brief because of this, but this week I saw a long list of blogs about the Dos and Don’ts of blogging. Different blogs covering different topics but all of it had to do with what your not suppose to do as a blogger. I then personally started to think about each of these don’ts and just how important they really were. In my opinion there were about 2 of them that mattered to me… 1. Do not beg for sponsors or freebies… 2. Do not expect for anything to ever last in the blogging world… it is always changing and always moving towards other directions. I felt like the rest were just little nit picking things. Things that didn’t really matter but to be “proper” you needed to do this because people who have their noses stuck in the air will actually care. It is for this reason that after I fulfill my obligations that I have already signed up for… I will be stepping back from blogging for stores (not fairs). I love my “sponsors” and the ones who I have been with for so long feel more like family than a job of any sort. I want to blog what I feel and when I feel like it. I may do the occasional event here and there, but those will be when I choose to blog and not because someone tells me I have to. I have been considering stepping back for a little while now. I have hit a hard block when it comes to my creativity. I have seen so many wonderful bloggers just keep going and going and then I wonder how many of them look back at their posts and see the same topic or the same photos being done by themselves and not even realizing it. I want to find myself again… find my creative side… maybe focus more on the photography aspect of my blog. Lately I have enjoyed building “sets” or creating something different. I see a ton of beautiful photos scattered all across my Flickr feed where people put extra thought and time into their photos… because they want to and they can. I would love to be able to get to that point. I need to focus and practice and maybe find the spark again to continue. I will probably update everyone in the near future about this again… because I am not exactly sure what I have and haven’t signed up for in the next coming months… but it will be a slow changing process and one that I am kind of excited about. It is time to re-evaluate myself and what blogging means to me! TOOTLES

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Credits:

Skin– Belleza- Yasmin

Eyes– IKON- Hope Eyes in Nymph

Hair– Wasabi Pills- Kokoro

Dress– Bens Boutique- Camie Knit Dress in Gray @ Winter Trend 2014

Furniture– Fabled- Classic furniture @ Winter Trend 2014

Logic vs. Imagination

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“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

I have blogged most of my blogging life with logic. Thinking what will a designer want to see and what will readers want to see. In fact, if I look even deeper into my RL… everything is with logic. I think about every single detail of my life before it gets to that point because I love to be prepared. I always think what is the point if you aren’t prepared. Imagination kind of hasn’t been that big a part of my life.. until recently. The amount of imagination that it takes to put into most blog posts plus into normal photos is just draining. I took 3 weeks off to be in RL with my family for vacation and it was a very eye opening experience. The imagination kind of stayed on vacation I think because I feel like I have hit a brick wall with things. More will come soon… when I figure things out with logic… but I want to go everywhere… not just a straight line to what I have had planned. Strength will overcome 🙂 Here is to hoping I get back on track soon! TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin– Belleza- Yasmin

Eyes– IKON- Hope eyes in Nymph

Hair– MINA Hair- Selenia @ The Arcade

Jacket– [ Infliction ]- Proper Jacket @ Winter Trend 2014

Pants- [Foxes]- chromatic bubble leggings

Shoes– [Renegade]- Lucy white snowflake for slink high feet @ Winter Trend 2014

Smile Anyway

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

This is just a quick reminder that even though you may not always feel joyful and like you want to smile… smile anyway! Someone else may see that smile and it may improve upon their day. TOOTLES and many smiles!

Credits:

Skin– Belleza- Yasmin

Eyes– #adored- dawn eyes in blue steel @ anyBODY event

Hair– Exile- Kissing Strangers @ Collabor88

Outfit– [ SAKIDE ]- Fuzz Leather outfit in white @ Winter Trend 2014

Jewelry- Meva- Winter Trend set including crown, necklace, bracelet, and ring @ Winter Trend 2014

Shoes– .:Glow Designs:.- Metallic Stilettos in silver @ Designer Circle 

Black and White

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Things are not always as black and white as we would like them to be. I have long loved blogging… before I started to blog last year I was already following several of my favorite bloggers and watching and learning. I have since learned that as much as we love to think that blogging is one way or another, it is however you want it to be! I love events. It seems I enjoy blogging events more than I do specific designers. I get lucky when my designers are in these said events, but really I just love to see the new designs coming out plus new designers who I have not yet had the pleasure of working with. I think back to my very first event that I began blogging for. This was my first “sponsor” that I ever had and Xen’s Hats was one of the designers. I think back to that small room and now to see this designer at fashion weeks and in expos… it just warms my heart and I am proud to say remember when with a few of them. Well plenty of shopping to get to so please hurry! December will be gone before you know it. TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin-Belleza- Yasmin

Hat– Xen’s Hats- Ramono Black w/ white @ Jewelry and Accessory Expo 2014

Hair– Wasabi Pills- Holly @ Fameshed

Dress– *LpD*- Noelle Dress with jacket @ KV Christmas Event

Jewelry- Cae- Blizzard necklace @ Winter Trend 2014

Let it Snow Fashion

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I have been a very good girl this year… relatively good… ok maybe not at all, but regardless I look FABULOUS this holiday season thanks to my visit to the Winter Trend fair. A girl couldn’t ask for this kind of selection and receive anything as amazing as this. Two full sims to explore and buy from some of your favorite designers, which is just what I did. I hope you go check out the fair before it ends on the 19th. You can’t miss this! TOOTLES

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Credits:

Skin– Belleza- Yasmin

Eyes– (*ANGELICA)- Watery eyes in brown @ Winter Trend 2014

Hair– .Olive.- the snow princess hair in lipstick @ The Arcade

Dress– *Fishy Strawberry*- Belted Tunic in Onion @ Winter Trend 2014

Scarf– B BOS- Bir Scarf in Grey @ Winter Trend 2014

Leggings– FY- Zipped Jeggings in black

Earmuffs- Maxi Gossamer- Furry Muffs in black @ Winter Trend 2014 

Shoes– Essenz- Vancouver gacha @ Winter Trend 2014

Pose– *EverGlow*- Frost poses @ Winter Trend 2014

Take me on a Safari

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I am getting a tad tired of seeing all the winter photos. They are flooding my flickr, so instead I opt for something a little warmer and sizzling. With the help of a couple of events going on this month, you too can have this fabulous look. There are a ton of items to show so please stay tuned 🙂 TOOTLES

P.S. I wanted to wear my Belleza body and skin in support of Belleza over this DMCA crap. It is sad when creative people are held back by people who would like nothing more than to steal joy and happiness who those who get to create and enjoy the creations. If you haven’t grabbed you Belleza by now, then it may be taken away in the next few days and you will not have the chance unless all of this mess gets put away and they bring the Venus body back (which I hope happens soon!). We must as consumers and lovers of SL stop the madness!

Credits:

SkinBelleza– Yasmin Sunkissed

Body- Belleza– Venus Mesh Body

Eyes IKON– Hope eyes in Nymph

HairVanity Hair– Sexy Kitten in light brown

Headpiece– .:JUMO:.- Lekker Skull and Feathers headpiece @ Jewelry and Accessory Expo 2014 (begins Dec 5th)

Skirt and Top– Artizana- Vikasati collection @ Designer Showcase

Jewelry- .:JUMO:.- Madagascar bangles and necklace @ Jewelry and Accessory Expo 2014 (begins Dec 5th)

PoseLUXE– Wset pack

Trust

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When you feel depressed, confused or hurt, don’t worry. Stand in front of a mirror, you will find the best one to solve your problem. TRUST YOURSELF!” – unknown author

We all go through those moments when we doubt our abilities and doubt if we are doing the right thing. I began a week of positive thinking on Tuesday (I hate beginning things on Mondays), and that is when the doubt hit me. I finally do not want to have a negative thought and all I was thinking was horrible things like “I am not good enough” or “Why did this or that happen.. is it something I did?” This is a huge struggle for me and those closer to me understand this. I am constantly going back and forth about what I should do and over analyzing everything and every step that I take. It is exhausting! lol The letting go this week has been extremely hard but I want to start trusting myself and my abilities to do what I enjoy and what I love. The take from is just to trust myself… trust that I have my best interest at heart and to expect the unexpected and embrace it. That’s all I have for the day 🙂 TOOTLES!

Credits:

Skin– Lara Hurley- Fae in natural dark

Hair– Exile- Royal Command

Dress– DE. Boutique- AW14 Vixen dress in black @ Designers Showcase

Jewelry- [Modern.Couture] Jewelry- Avalon Earrings @ L’accessoires

Shoes– DE. Boutique- AW14 Aisha Heels in black @ Designer Showcase

Pose– Purple Poses- Wall Poses

Halloween Wishes for You

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Halloween Wishes

Since this is the time for goblins and bats,
Halloween spirits, ghosts and cats,
Weird-happenings and witches brew,
These are the things I wish for you.

May the only spirit you chance to meet,
Be the spirit of love and warm friends sweet.
May the tricks that you are asked to do,
Be a trick to help you gain a friend or two.

So, by tomorrow, pick three friends sweet,
And give them all a Halloween treat.
You only have one day, so hurry!
Leave a treat on the doorstep, then flee in a hurry!

Credits:

Skin– Lara Hurley- Fae in natural dark

Eyes– IKON- Hope Eyes in Nymph

MakeupLovely Disarray– Dead of Night

Hair+Spellbound+– Gwendalynn w/crown

Dress.::Dead Dollz::.– Spiderweb Gown (Halloween group gift)

PosePurple Poses– Dana pose pack

Derby Mom

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For some, Halloween festivities begins tonight. Tonight, I will dress my kid up as a dinosaur and drag him from door to door while he screams RAWR at everyone. He has been practicing this all morning which I find both adorable and extremely annoying when a headache finally sets in. The candy induced coma he will have tonight will be loads of fun and something I am sure I will regret later. You only have one day to be completely crazy in a costume so we are living it up tonight. I will be dressed as “MOM”… but in SL I am currently bat roller girl! Watch out cause I will be skating to your house tonight I am sure. Everyone have a fabulous day! TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin– Lara Hurley- Fae in natural dark

Eyes– IKON- Hope Eyes in Nymph

HairTRUTH– Bijou

Outfit– (Poisoned Diamond)- Bat Derby outfit with shoes @ The Halloween Fair

Dark Angel

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Day two of my positive attitude… not too bad! lol… well I honestly think people are trying my patience, but so far complete success! At least I think so! Again today I am picking a very dark angel feel from Glitzz, which is available at The Halloween Fair. Between my sister and I, I am certainly the darker more naughty one… not to say Temp isn’t naughty of course.. *cough*! She is always made of gold and there for every person that she can be and puts others ahead of herself. I always look to be more like her. I may throw in a brighter outfit this week… but I will take my place as the darker sister and be the dark angel for today 🙂 This outfit does come with all appliers. Every applier I can even think of! I am wearing the Slink Physique here and it comes with an applier for that plus the Belleza and Lena bodies. You can find your additional lola and booties appliers as well. So many choices it was hard for me to decide which to wear to take the photo in. Regardless… great outfit… great shoes… great hair… and a haunted location to go with it! Hope you enjoy your day! TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin– Lara Hurley- Fae in natural dark

Eyes– IKON- Hope Eyes in Nymph

Hair– *booN- gathered hairbase with SCO052 hair addition

Outfit– [Glitzz]- Black Empire outfit with ALL appliers @ The Halloween Fair

Shoes– Glow Designs- Chained pumps in Ultraviolet @ Designer Circle

Sim: Masoma County- Haunted Halloween Sim

note: The shoes actually are a purple tone, but with the windowlight that I used, it came out looking more blue.