All the right Distractions

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New Year Ramble……

So, I’ve been a little bit of a procrastinator with blogging this new year. Trying to catch up with things and get back to the normal every day routines of both RL and SL. I will say… That I’ve had all the right distractions lately. Some may agree, some may not.. and some would just hit the fucking floor.. but you know what.. It’s my life.. and I am so ecstatic to see what this new year holds.

Keep Smiling Y’all.

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Adalynne
Head: Genus Classic
Body – Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin: Glam Affair Roxy Genus Applier  and Maitreya Body Applier 7
Shape: My own/Not for Sale
Hair: Lamb Mirror Kisses @ FaMESHed

{Clothes and Accessories}
Jewelry: Earthstones All My love Bridal
Outfit: Blueberry  Juju Skirt and Sweater

{Pose}
Luanes World Trace of You  @ Tres Chic

Scene design can be found here 😀

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Winsford

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The other day I was talking to a few friends of mine about the different deco scenes we create for our blogs. They had mentioned that house scenes aren’t typically their favorite but for me… they are. I enjoy creating a place that looks like home on the outside as much as I would on the inside. If you haven’t been to Uber yet be sure you go and grab this beauty from DaD. You won’t regret it. ♥

Keep smiling Y’all

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DaD Winsford House @ Uber

Hive cone and Spiral Topiary

Apple Fall Hartley Fence

Little Branch Japanese Katsuta Tree

You’ll always have me.

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What is there to say about the person that knows your soul better than you know yourself? So many times in this world we get caught up in the what was instead of focusing on the what is and what can be. Taking a step back from things can help guide and redirect you right where you need to be. It isn’t a matter of wanting at that point. It is a finding what keeps you grounded and helps find your center.

The mind can be a roller coaster of thoughts but once in the arms of that one person.. your mind goes blank.. You come back to yourself and find them lost in your eyes… Just staring. That stare that pierces through you and reads your every thought.

2018 was a year of more trials and just simply put, fucked up craziness, then I am willing to admit. But, just like Monday…. If I am being honest with myself, I would do it all over again 1000 times over just to experience and bring me back to this point in time. You are my center, my clear mind, the depths of my soul…. You drive me bat shit crazy at times… Aggravating the absolute hell out of me but then you speak those five little words and put an instant grin on my face….. “Shut up and kiss me…..”

Thank you… for everything you do, have done, and will do. Thank you for listening… Thank you for wiping my tears… Thank you for caring for me the way you do. Thank you for going above and beyond…. Thank you for stopping everything just to make sure I am, was, and will be okay.

So here’s to the past, the right now… and the future. Whatever happens and wherever it takes us… You’ll always have me. ♥

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Pose ~ Valor Poses All You Need Coming to Pose Fair January 5th.

Merry Christmas.. Eve!

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Merry Christmas.. Eve! ♥

I wasn’t planning on posting this blog until after Christmas, but I was able to sneak away for some down time between wrapping and cooking. Today is a bit solemn for me and my family. We are missing someone very dear this year and today is their birthday was well. The Christmas cheer just hasn’t been the same but I know we will make it through. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas ♥

Keep Smiling Y’all

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Adalynne
Head: Genus Classic
Body – Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin: Glam Affair Roxy Genus Applier  and Maitreya Body Applier 7
Shape: My own/Not for Sale
Hair: MINA Leslie @ Uber Dec. 25th

{Clothes and Accessories}
Jewelry: Earthstones All My love Bridal
Outfit: Just Because Merry Wrap and Noelle @ Shop and Hop

{Set Design}
Apple Fall Country Hall
Dust Bunny lighted sphere
Hive Holiday Garland Spiral and Wreath (Flocked)

 

Dare You to Move

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Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone’s here
Everyone’s here
Everybody’s watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next?
What happens next?
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before
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Life happens…. It’s what you do with what you got that makes you who you are. Where do you go from here?.. what will happen next?…. I dare you to move. You can make it. Things only get better from here.
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Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
The tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be
Yeah
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before
Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself
To lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened before

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Adalynne
Head: Genus Classic
Body – Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin: Glam Affair Roxy Genus Applier  and Maitreya Body Applier 7
Shape: My own/Not for Sale
Hair: Truth Char

{Clothes and Accessories}
Jewelry: Earthstones All My love Bridal
Outfit: United Colors Elly Dress @ Kustom9

{Set Design}
Anc Moonlight tower Rare
Jian Poinsettia Garland, Wreath, Stand and Basket  @ FaMESHed

{Pose}
Foxcity  Effortless 2

Caught Up in the Rhythm

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~Everyone knows all about my direction
And in my heart somewhere I wanna go there
Still I don’t go there
Everybody says “say something”
Say something, say something
Then say something, say something, then say something~

Opinions, feelings, honesty, communication…
Communication. We are all looking for some type of validation from someone. Whether we choose to admit it or not.. Sometimes those words are given to us, whether we ask for it or not. Sometimes we just get caught up in saying what we feel is best.

~I don’t wanna get caught up in the rhythm of it
But I can’t help myself, no, I can’t help myself, no, no
Caught up in the middle of it
No I can’t help myself, no I can’t help myself, no, no, no
Caught up in the rhythm of it~

But is it really a matter of just going through the motions or can we say what we truly mean. I know I’ve found myself wanting to say exactly what is on my mind. Fortunately, I don’t live my life in react mode. I’m able to evaluate the situation and look for those empty words left unspoken.

~Maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have (maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have)
Maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have~

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~Everyone knows all about my transgressions
Still in my heart somewhere, there’s melody and harmony
For you and me, tonight (whoa)
I hear them call my name
Everybody says “say something”
Then say something, say something
Then say something, say something then say something~

Living your life out in the open is a risk. We throw our hearts on the line and openly give anyone the chance to rip us apart. Whether it is through blogging, creating, teaching, public work… whatever.. We leave pieces of ourselves with the ones we run across. They begin to learn who we are. They grow close to us, feeling like they know who we truly are. But do they really know us?

~I don’t want to get caught up in the rhythm of it
But I can’t get help myself, no I can’t help myself, no, no
Caught up in the middle of it
No I can’t help myself, no I can’t help myself, no, no, no
Caught up in the rhythm of it~

Sometimes, the best way to protect yourself.. is let them take those pieces but reserve who you truly are for those that can do the same in return. Watch and wait. I can honestly say that there is a handful of people that know me inside and out. Both in RL and SL… They know my thoughts, they can predict my every move. There is beauty and also tragedy in this.

~Maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have (maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have)
Maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have (maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have)
Maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have (maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have)
Maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have (maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have)
Sometimes the greatest the way to say something is to say nothing at all
Sometimes the greatest the way to say something is to say nothing at all
Sometimes the greatest the way to say something is to say nothing~

I’ve come to realize… that just because someone provokes, questions, begs you … in any way or form, to express yourself … It is best to say nothing at all. Keep those reservations to that handful of people. Let the others wonder. Let them have their thoughts and play their games. Let them pick apart your moves and claim they know you. In the end, they are the fool and you are left standing with pride.

~But I can’t help myself, no I can’t help myself, no, no
Caught up in the middle of it
No I can’t help myself, no I can’t help myself, no, no, no
Caught up in the rhythm of it~

Don’t get caught in the middle of what they want you to feel…. or what they want you to say. keep watching.. keep waiting. That building will fall, don’t let the stones from the rubble cause you to stumble. Stand your ground. Stay strong.

~Maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have (maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have)
Maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have (maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have)
Maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have (maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have)
Maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have (maybe I’m looking something that I can’t have)~
~Sometimes the greatest the way to say something is to say nothing~

And remember…. Keep Smiling Y’all.

~Say Something ~ Justin Timberlake/Chris Stapleton ~

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Adalynne
Head: Genus Classic
Body – Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin: Glam Affair Roxy Genus Applier  and Maitreya Body Applier 7
Shape: My own/Not for Sale
Hair: Navy & Copper Sundae

{Clothes and Accessories}
Jewelry: Earthstones All My love Bridal
Outfit: Vinyl Snowball Cardigan and Dress @ Tres Chic
Leggings: Blueberry Cake Leggings

{Set Design}
Minimal  @ Uber
Hive Holiday wreath and bow

{Pose}
Foxcity  City life 3

A little bit of random

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Time for a little bit of random. About a week or so ago, the lovely miss Sadystika Sabertooth, sent out a challenge to give her two random items to write about. I gave her rainbows and snowflakes, which in turn she decided to write about the crazy weather we have down here in the lovely South. I laughed because I had made it to easy for her. I decided to play along and she gave me … a dog collar and a bar of soap…. welp….. Lets just say a lot of things came to mind, knowing Sady of course 😛 LOL! I’m teasing. Well, Just as you said I can thank your stinky dog for that bit of random… I supposed I can thank them again for reminding me it is bath week for my furbabies. 😉

Keep smiling y’all

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Adalynne
Head: Genus Classic
Body – Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin: Glam Affair Roxy Genus Applier  and Maitreya Body Applier 7
Shape: My own/Not for Sale
Hair: Wasabi ho ho ho Scarf and Chrissie Hair @Wasabi Mainstore

{Clothes and Accessories}
Jewelry: Earthstones All My love Bridal
Outfit: Blueberry Sweater Gift @ Shop & Hop

{Pose}
Foxcity  Vacant 5

{On location}
At Home ❤

Many Faces

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For weeks now, I’ve been toying back and forth playing with the new Genus Head. I scrambled just like most to run and grab it while still in beta.  I’ve bought different skins, shapes, and everything just to try to find a look that fit me. Finally, I found the skin I knew I  wanted… then it was time to really mess with the shape.  I’ve always hated trying to make shapes.. Kudos to you amazing shape creators. You are way more patient than I could ever be. As for now, I think I’m happy with it. More tweaks are sure to come. Who knows, I may just decide to have many faces.

Keep smiling y’all

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Adalynne
Head: Genus Classic
Body – Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin: Glam Affair Roxy Genus Applier  and Maitreya Body Applier 7
Shape: My own/Not for Sale
Hair: Truth Livia

{Clothes and Accessories}
Jewelry: Earthstones All My love Bridal
Outfit: Dead Dollz Joy Dress MAINSTORE RELEASE! (50% Discount for VIP group members)

{Set Design}
Minimal Manhatten Scene @ Kustom9

{Pose}
Foxcity  Fixated 4

Until Then….

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While my year has been pretty crazy, I’ve been able to live vicariously a bit through my siblings. My sister has been blessed to have a job that she loves that also allows her to travel everywhere. It seems like each month she is heading somewhere new. My brother was also given the opportunity to travel as well. He isn’t as enthused about it as she, but he’s able to experience life in a spontaneous way as well.

I adore my siblings.. more than they will ever know. I’m so excited for them and  grateful that they choose to share their adventures with me. It is hard as we get older to be around each other during the holidays. We still hold hope to one day all be under the same roof again at Christmas… Until then, FaceTime it is.

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Adalynne
Head: Catwa Catya Head
Body – Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin: Glam Affair Catwa Cherry Applier and Maitreya Body Applier 6
Shape: My own/Not for Sale
Hair: Truth Livia

{Clothes and Accessories}
Jewelry: Earthstones All My love Bridal
Outfit: Vinyl Spice Holiday Dress @ Access Event

{Set Design}
Foxcity Old Station Photo Booth @ Kustom9

Hive Fir Trees

{Pose}
Foxcity  Cold Outside 5M @ Kustom9

What I’ve Missed Most

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So Yesterday, I did something that I very rarely do. I dug down deep and pulled out thoughts and feelings that I knew if I did not,  I would wade through them on the daily. It is good to just be able to sit and write things. My mom has given me multiple journals throughout the years and always told me, Even if it’s just a few words, Write something. But the thing about journals for me is, they become more like something you are forced to do everyday. You skip one day .. okay no problem, then you skip two .. then it becomes a week. They say it takes three weeks  of repetition and if not.. the habit never forms.

One thing I feel is missing from that is the passion and determination to actually get down those thoughts and feelings. Without that, what is the point in it.. what is the point in doing anything for that matter if the passion isn’t there. Same goes for my blogging. With every break, Or at least blogging break, I have taken from SL, I’m thoroughly missed blogging. I’ve missed taking a creation and showing it in the best way I possibly can. I miss taking that picture and then applying  a song, quote,  or poem to it. But most of all, Is the one thing those closest to me miss as well: I miss my stories.

I miss writing about what is going on in my little world. I miss throwing every thought and feeling into words along aside a picture. I miss being vulnerable. When I first started blogging this is what I would do…. I feel like somewhere along the way I was captured in the mode of “Just get this post out.” Saying to myself each time,  I’ll write in the next one. Over the past few weeks, I’m come to realize I can’t do that to myself anymore. I’ve dropped a mighty handful of incredible creators. Even some that were serious blogging goals for me… Simply because it isn’t fair to myself or them, to keep trying to put out something I’m not absolutely proud of.

So in doing of all that, I’ve decided to come back to why I started blogging in the first place. I am determined to make myself write again.. I want to feel again. I want to throw myself into every post not only in the photo but also in writing too. In two short days, My blog will be three years old. Thank you to all of you that have followed my journey along that way. I hope you continue to stick around. There will be more stories, quotes, poem, and most definitely songs…..

But the one liners, They’ve got to go.

Keep Smiling Y’all.

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Adalynne
Head: Catwa Catya Head
Body – Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin: Glam Affair Catwa Cherry Applier and Maitreya Body Applier 6
Shape: My own/Not for Sale
Hair: Truth Mitzi

{Clothes and Accessories}
Jewelry: Earthstones All My love Bridal
Outfit: Dead Dollz Noelle Sweater and Skirt @ FaMESHed (SOLD SEPARATELY)

{Set Design}
Minimal SOHO Building @ Collabor88

Hive Holiday Garland Collection @ Uber

Jian Christmas Tree 2017

{Pose}
Foxcity  Chill 6M