When the going gets tough…

When the going gets tough...

The tough slink into their beds and sleep instead of worry about other things. I would like to think this is what tough people do, but I am far from it so it may be more accurate to say that when awkward weird people get in a pickle they hide in their room till it’s over. I am hiding from RL in SL which is basically the same thing right? TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin: Pumens– Manuela TMP mesh head applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in glass

Hair: Magika– Empty Gold

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer- Esmeralda Gypsy necklace @ FaMESHed

Corset: CandyDoll- Rebecca corset in blue @ Collabor88

Panties: Glitzz– Lady Black

Shoes: CandyDoll- Jessy in Denim @ FaMESHed

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Do I leave it all behind?

Do I leave it all behind?

The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.

– Erik Erikson
The quote above is probably the most confusing thing to me. I know myself… but I have little patience for others. I think what bothers me the most is seeing people at their lowest. You know they lie and you know they do things that are so unlike the behavior that you usually see and you want to say “Hey what are you doing? Why are you doing this?”. When you do say something or draw attention to their fault, they lash back out. Maybe this is human nature.. but it bothers me. It bothers me to know and see these types of things go on. I really wish I could answer this for myself. Have seen this behavior several times over several people in the last few weeks and it is starting to get hard to hold my tongue. I know it is the adult thing to do to let things slide. I just always see that if I didn’t care then yeah I would be fine with someone acting way out of character. I think the amount  of things I have let slide or not commented on is mounting until I eventually explode or I just walk away from everything. We will see. TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin: Pumens– Manuela TMP mesh head applier @ Shiny Shabby

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in glass

Hair: TRUTH– Ximena

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer- Celestine Heart set @ Uber

Top: Addams- Thelma Wool Cardigan w/ turtleneck @ Uber

Bottoms: Addams- Electra Denim shorts in white @ Uber

Shoes: Essenz- Alabama @ My Attic

Sharing the Love

Sharing The Love

I occasionally get to have fun in Second Life. I think I have lost the idea of what fun can be; however, lately I have been trying to put blogging on the semi back burner and be able to spend time with people while I am not looking through my inventory and making lists of what I need to blog and write about. I do find it amazing that I can spend time with my sister Tempest and still blog. We have done this for as long as we have been sister… styling together. I have seen her naked more than anyone in SL and that means bald too! I think you can’t truly begin to style yourself if you are not first a blank canvas. When we both started blogging we would style and then go our own ways to do our photos and then come back for more styling. We recently have gained some of the same sponsors, so it is so much fun to be able to do the photos together for a change. Temp was awesome enough to edit a couple for us and this one is the first of the set. We had so much fun and I think this sums us both up pretty great. I hit her with something and she tries to guard herself. OOPS! Sorry sis! Sharing is caring after all. Just sharing the love of a beach ball flying at your face. Nothing else to see here. Also, we are sharing one of many of our favorite designers. We can’t get enough of Dead Dollz and Wayward Carnival is pretty awesome. Go take a look for yourself! TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Iza applier for Lelutka

Head: Lelutka– Stella

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Hair: TRUTH- Astra

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer– Amelia necklace

Swimsuit: Dead Dollz- Lucretia mix 3 @ Wayward Carnival

Pose: Purple poses– beach ball

Tempest Blog and Credits Here

Fleeting Light

Fleeting Light

“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.”

– Richard Paul Evans

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Scarlett in dark

Head: TheMeshProject– classic deluxe w/ Scarlett applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body w/ Scarlett applier

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in Fjord

Hair: Eaters Coma: Hair 65 in mocha

Bikini: Supernatural- Judy bikini and tunic @ PENUMBRA SS Fashion Week 2015

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer– Amelie painted beads

Tips for the Aspiring Blogger

Tips for the Aspiring Blogger

I came across a post the other day that was about new bloggers and maybe some tips that could be given to them in order to help them in their journey. Now, I am by no means a seasoned blogger, but I think every blogger has a few tips and tricks that they can share to help others.

I do want to first start off by saying that there is never an instant success when it comes to blogging. Blogging is about work and dedication and knowing how to combine everything into a post to make each one as amazing as the previous. There is something that you have to do which is just about summed up with paying your dues. You have to pay your dues. There are a few off situations where a person has become an instant success, but this doesn’t mean that they didn’t have to work just as hard. They just might not have been showing their hard work in learning the steps of photography and how to market themselves. It all combines into a really long process which a few have mastered and I feel like the rest of us are just picking up the pieces to get to this point.

With this said, I have a few things that you might want to listen to. The first thing would be to work on your photos. Never think that your photos are just good enough. I have a problem… slight problem… because I just am hardly ever satisfied with my work. I always feel like there is a step farther I could have taken something, or maybe a different setup that I might could have used. The take from with this is that you can always improve. Don’t settle for learning one thing and that being it. You are a student and you need to listen and learn from others. The second thing is postings. I have heard people complain about designers requiring a certain amount of views on Flickr or requiring to post in Facebook groups. Why complain about this? This is their hard work that they are giving to you to show people… why not require something in return so that you know the items will be seen? If you don’t receive the required views on Flickr to apply for an event or designer then work harder. Follow more people and receive more followers. Post in Flickr groups and look for inspiration for your own blog. I am sorry if you feel it is not fair but this has to do with paying your dues. The third thing ties into these other two perfectly. Don’t complain! Instead of taking things personal when it comes to being turned down, turn those into positive things. Let these things motivate you to do more and be better. You will hear no about a thousand times more than you will hear yes… and sometimes you will hear a no from the least expected place. I can tell you that you will need to be able to eat that humble pie.

There is so much more to list here, but I think you will probably get sick of reading my rambling. These are just my top three tips for bloggers who are wanting to work at being better. You will find your stride at some point and when you do there will be absolutely no stopping you. TOOTLES!

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Scarlett in dark

Head: TheMeshProject– classic deluxe w/ Scarlett applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body w/ Scarlett applier

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in Fjord

Hair: TRUTH– Katara in light brown

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer- Solaris Pearl droplets necklace @ Collabor88 

Dress: OAKEN by Noodles- Amy Dress @ Collabor88

Shoes: Essenz- Sacramento heel @ On9

Pose: Kirin poses– Sora

Live Like No Tomorrow

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The next big thing… Fashion for Life! Are you ready for what is about to come? I know I am! Till then.. TOOTLES

Credits:

Skins: Glam Affair– Katra skin @ The Skin Fair

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Head: TheMeshProject– Classic Deluxe Head

Hair: Catwa– Silky hair

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer– Arabella Wild Pearls

Dress: Preptopia- Midnight Jazz classic gown in red @ Fashion For Life (begins March 21st)

Close Your Eyes and Make A Wish

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I wish I may, I wish I might, let me tell you what I wish tonight… I wish for a cluttered home to come home to. I wish for a hot cup of coffee on a rainy night matched with a good book. I wish for happiness in the moments when I want to cry, and I wish that others would approach with a tender touch instead of quick to judge or comment. I wish that objects rez when you need them to, and I wish that all my favorite stores go on sale all at the same time. Since I will need to wait for these wishes to come true, I decided to shop at events instead. The Skin Fair, Collabor88, and Designer Showcase were all on my hit list and coupled with some other event items, I was able to make my little corner of wishes. I hope you enjoy these items as much as I have.

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Credits:

Skin: Belleza- Tess in Sunkissed (extra freckles worn and included) @ The Skin Fair (starts March 13th)

Shape: My own

Body: Belleza– Venus mesh body

Hair: Exile- Touch so warm @ Collabor88 

Eyes: IKON– Charm Eyes in Industrial

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer- Secret Love Letter Locket @ Collabor88 

Outfit: Loovus- Tribeca Romper in dusk @ Designer Showcase

Chair: Trompe Loeil- Audrey’s Chair @ Collabor88

Rug: junk.- round boho rug in turquoise @ Uber

Books: revival- booke piles and candles @ Fameshed 

Coffee and Donuts: Second Spaces- Cooper Desk accessories @ Collabor88 

Photos: tarte.- boho collection wall art @ Uber

Table: Trompe Loeil- Audrey’s Wood Table @ Collabor88 

House:Trompe Loeil- Palmer Lodge @ Collabor88 

First of the Month Events

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I love the beginning of the month… a ton of major events open up and this is nothing new… but this time there is so much from each one that I wanted to show… it may be a little impossible to do so… I am showing you as much as I can in each post. New everything pretty much! Good luck getting around to all of these places in such a limited time. It took me almost an hour each to get into. A full day of TPing into event will make a girl want to relax and what better place than the new office that our family has to work in. It is so calming and wonderfully decorated that one can easily get things done here. I am going to continue to work and yall have fun shopping! TOOTLES

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Credits:

Skin: {AIMI} Skins- Hetty in Natural tone @ Hipster Fair

Body: Maitreya- Lara Mesh Body

Hair: Wasabi Pills- Tiffany in Browns

Jumpsuit: CandyDoll- Bele Jumpsuit in brown @ BURLESQUE

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer- Arabella Pearls necklace @ Fameshed *NEW LOCATION*

Shoes: Poute- Oasis Heels @ Fashion Fair

The Little Mermaid

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Meme instructions: Dress up your avatar as a character from a movie.

I had a few movies in mind when it came to this Monday Meme from Strawberry Singh. I loved her Labyrinth movie photos. How could I forget that movie! I still love to sit down and watch it, but haven’t gotten my son interested in it just yet. A few of my ideas ranged from Gone with the Wind, The Goonies, Radio Flyer, Star Wars, and even ET. I guess most girls would say I had a weird taste in what I liked in movies. One movie though that I remember watching over and over as a kid was The Little Mermaid. I was kind of obsessed because for some odd reason I felt like her. I never felt like I belong in a certain place sometimes and of course having the red hair was a given. Instead of doing a scene right out of The Little Mermaid, I decided to do my own interpretation of it, which of course is what most of these will be. I give major kudos to anyone who can do a direct replica of a scene from their movie. Well… just a short post for today… Mondays are as usual.. TOOTLES!

Credits:

Skin: Glam Affair – Cleo (extra scales not included)

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Tail: Mer-chandise cove– Tahitian Pearl Tail

Bra: Deviance– Shell Top aquatic pack

Hair: Argrace– Akane hair

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer– Spakley Peark cuff and Inlaid seahorse ring

Pose: LostAngeL Industries– Enchanting Siren

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