Archive | May 2013

How to be a Modern-Day Robin Hood

Legend has it that Robin Hood robbed from the rich to give to the poor. At initial glance, we often tend to view that story in terms of an exchange of money, and many of us say; “I would love to make a difference to those in need, but I can barely make ends meet myself.”

The story is, in fact, a wonderful metaphor. For we are all rich in something, and what is valued most about you is rarely your finances. Maybe you are rich in creativity, or maybe it is compassion.  Perhaps you are rich in faith, and know beyond doubt that no matter how bad things may be today, this too shall pass.  Perhaps it is the ability to make someone else smile, or find the silver-lining in any situation. You may criticize yourself for being quiet, while others delight at what a good listener you are. We take these things for granted, as they tend to be part of our personality.  Rarely do we think of them in terms of any real value.

Modern Robin Hood

And perhaps they aren’t of much value to us personally.  They aren’t meant to be.  These are divine gifts that are meant to be given away, for there are others so very hungry for them, as they lack them in their own lives. These are your divine gifts to give; “divine” for they bring hope.  Hope is the real message behind Robin Hood, and you can be a modern-day Robin Hood.  The only cost is caring.

Modern Robin Hood 2

Styling:

Outfit: Femme Fame Hoodie Circus – LeeZu!

Shoulder Accessories: Scale Pauldron Silver – HANDverk at We Love RolePlay

Necklace: Orion Necklace – EMO-tions

Ring: Funky Ring – N@N@

Clutch: Scale Clutch Gold – HANDverk

Shoes: Rose Pump Tangerine – HANDverk

Eye Makeup: Gidget Tangerine No Lip – Face Paint

Poses: Ginger and Eleos Poses – The Muse Poses

Scene: Enchanted Woods – Studio Skye

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A Spring Fling

There is something so light-hearted about springtime.  I think it is all the soft colors, new growth and sunshine.  It inspires a bit of whimsy in me.  I know some people go into spring-cleaning mode.  I get the bug to redecorate.  I had an “ooooh…look what’s in the box,” moment when I opened up Circa Living’s latest designs.  I found myself looking around the house for what I could fling, or at least tuck away, so I could freshen up the place, and ring-in the spring with these great new home accessories.

Circa Spring

Styling:

Hair: Celie – EMO-tions

Necklace/Bracelet: Strand Bracelet and Necklace in Silver Quartz – HANDverk

Dress: Mesh Ruffled Collar Mini-dress  – shine

Eye Makeup: Gidget Blue No lip – Face Paint

Lips: Faith Lipgloss Pink Natural – Izzie’s

Pose: Model Poses 115 – Focus Poses

Scene:

Birdhouse: Springtime Birdhouse with Sparrows Periwinkle (group gift) – Circa Living

Teacup: Easter Sunday Teacup Fern – Circa Living

Chandelier: Easter Sundy Teacup Chandelier – Circa Living

Pictures: Queen Anne’s Lace and Wheat Fields (part of the Divine Artisian Baking Table Set) – Circa Living

Topiary: Lit Topiary Bucket – Trompe Loeil