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Intuition

Have you been listening to that small voice inside, that gentle prodding, your inner wisdom that is perhaps nudging you in a new direction?  We all have a touch of intuition, that part of us that has an inner knowing about what we need to do, but it is easy to tune it out or choose not to listen to it whenever it seems to be steering us in a new direction.

For example, one of the scariest things for me is saying hello to someone I don’t know, especially if I am the one reaching out first.  And yet, I’ve seen that inner wisdom be right so many times.  As early as second grade, I recall the teacher saying we could choose who we sat beside, but both parties must be in agreement.  I locked eyes with a girl across the room, and she with me.  We had never spoken before that day, but something inside us knew that we were destined to become best friends.  Intuition is like that.  Particularly with someone new. We may not know what the draw is, but something in us says “Say hello.”  And when we do, often times they become a dear friend, a lover, or if nothing else, they help us or we help them learn something that was needed that perhaps could have not been found if not for the meeting.

So the next time you feel a pull, whether it be towards a person or a new endeavor, be brave, take a chance. Follow your intuition.  It is, after all, your inner wisdom.

Intuition

Styling:

Dress: Kay Little Black Mesh Dress – shine by [ZD]

Cape: Blazer Cape Baroque White – REMY

Collar/Necklace: Chaos – EMO-tions

Shoes: Helena sandals color-change – Redgrave

Hair: Taylor Dark Brown – DeLa

Pose: Lluvia Set – The Muse Poses

Scene:

Mirror/Vanity/Chair/Vases:  Part of the Illusions Vanity Set  – Circa Living

Rug/Candleabra: Part of the Constantine Gothic Collection – Circa Living

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The Art of Virtual Living

I recall speaking to an extremely talented home designer inworld not so long ago, and while I was commending her on her artistry, she chuckled and stated she wished her parents understood her designs as art, but that they simply could not understand why someone would spend money or want to live in a virtual home.

As one who has lived in a waterfall cave, a hobbit hole, a treehouse, a beach house, and currently a modern two-story apartment, to name a few…I am a bit of a home whore. I have found my sl home to be a place of peace and creativity.  It is a get-away where I can express myself and surround myself with luxury, or flights of fancy, that I could never indulge myself in real life.  In my sl home, with the soft cascade of water fountains, the gentle tinkling of wind chimes, and my favorite colors surrounding me, I have created a place of comfort, a haven to experiment and unwind, without ever needing to worry about house-cleaning or child-proofing. The artistry of an SL home is that it enables self-expression and a place of respite, all at an affordable price.  It is art anyone can enjoy.

Shine Belted Mint Tunic

Styling:

Sweater: Mesh Belted Sweater Mint – Shine

Leggings: Mesh Lace Leggings – Shine

Bra: Betty White Lace Bra – CHG

Necklace: One Day Necklace – Ben’s Beauty

Ring: Who’s Yo Daisy? – Chop Zuey

Shoes: Crysta Clogs Seafoam – Loordes of London

Hair: Kesha Dark Brown – DeLa

Makeup: Everyday Shadow Green – Mons, Dailyn Lipstick Light Rose – Izzie’s

Poses: Tominaga – The Muse Poses at Fashion Limited

Decor:

Home: London Apartment (Modified) – Apple Fall

Sofa/Ottoman: Nelle – Bazar Quality Homes & Furniture

Table: Mellow Table – Leezu

Pictures: Memories Art – Apple Fall

Rug: Asian White Blossoms Rug – Lunaria

Books: Charlotte Books – What Next

How can you say no to that?

Oh those puppy dog eyes.  They are learned young and then used forever.  Combined with a gentle squeeze and a plaintive “Please?;” how can you say “no” to that?

Sharp Shine Combo

Sharp Shine Handverk

Styling:

On Nyree:

Blouse: [ZD] Mesh Silk Blouse Lilac – Shine

Pants: Boyfriend Pants Mesh Denim- Drift

Earrings: Cake Chandelier Earrings in Copper – Handverk at L’accessories

Makeup: Grace Storm –  Face Paint

Hair: Kesha – DeLa

Necklace/Ring: Rosana Necklace and Ring color-change – Ben’s Beauty at fi*Friday

Shoes: Lalitha Flats Mesh Ballerina – ALB

On Darion:

Hoodie: Mesh Hoodie Grey – Sharp

Jeans: Slim Jeans Straight Classic Blue Mesh – Sharp

T-shirt: Frankie Shirt (group gift) – Legal Insanity

Hair: Dura Boy 18 – Dura

Necklace: Two Strand Necklace – Gabriel

Bracelet: CZ No 10 Bracelet (group gift) – Chop Zuey

Shoes: Smart Ass Sneakers (part of Smart Ass outfit) – Delirium Style

Pose: Exposeur

Love endures through the flames

About a year and a half ago, 4 days in intensive care, 2 surgeries, and months of recovery taught me an invaluable life lesson.  Before that time, I had never allowed myself to need someone, hadn’t ever wanted that level of vulnerability, simply couldn’t bring myself to trust anyone to that degree.  Being forced to depend on someone, and joyously finding that they could be depended on, changed that.  It taught me trust on a deep and beautiful level, and created a bond that under ordinary circumstances, might never have been  possible.  Six months following my “walk through the flames,” the tables were turned and it was he who needed me.  It was a hard year for the both of us, and we each had our turn to rescue the other, but what we found was true love endures, and can even grow, through the flames.

The inspiration to share this story came after I snapped this pic through the fireplace between two rooms of my home.  This wonderful gem from C&D Designs is actually an entire wall with a modern pass-through fireplace that can be enjoyed from both sides, as this pictures so beautifully illustrates.

Styling:

Nyree:

Dress: Silk Dress  Back To Black Event – Kunglers

Necklace: Boheme Blue – je suis

Hair: Amanda Mesh Hair – DeLa

Lips: Lip Gloss Red 2 – Izzie’s

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Darion:

Outfit: Smart Ass Male – Delirium Style

Hair: Knit Cap with Dark Brown Hair (color-change cap) – Dura

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Scene:

Fireplace: Vista Wall Fireplace – C&D Designs

Lounger: Christmas Sofa – Bazar Quality Homes and Furniture

Couch & Table: Nelle Livingroom Set – Bazar Quality Homes and Furniture

Books: Charlotte Books – {what next}

Boyfriend Sweater

It was a brisk summer night near the water, and I was walking hand in hand with that man I love.  He noticed me shiver.  Was it from the evening breeze, or just because he was near?  No matter, he took off his sweater and wrapped it around my shoulders.  At the end of the evening, I could have given it back, but it was warm and smelled like him.  So I pretended to “forget,” so I could stay wrapped in him just a little longer.

Styling:

Nyree

Hair: Amanda Dark Brown – DeLa

Sweater/Tank Combo: Weslyn Green – Strip’d

Jeans: Mesh Flare Jeans #5 – Maitreya

Jewelry: By the Sea Charm Necklace – Yummy

Makeup: Eartha no lip – Face Paint

Lips: Bella Vetro Gloss Toast – [mock]

Pose: Heart String – WetCat at The Pink Ribbon Fair

Backdrop: Coastal Set – PNP

Darion

Hair: Ammiel Light Brown – MaDesigns Hair (KMADD)

Shirt: Group Gift June – Gizza

Jeans: Male Jeans – Gizza