It just so happened after I shot this picture, some of my lovely friends invited me to come hang out at The Bay (where I sometimes host). Well, I was already dressed for it, so why not, right? Upon landing they were quick to inform me that I looked like BayWatch reloaded…*giggles* I have to admit, that was kinda the look I was going for…I even pumped up the tatas for this shot. I even laughed when I did it, because it was more like, “Hey, Watch!” than BayWatch. Anyway, we’ve got gorgeous earrings from Triggered paired with a swimsuit from Boosh, both can be found at the current round of Belle. Add in this gorgeous windblown hair from Wasabi that’s over at Bloom and I’m ready for the beach!
Something I see a lot and still don’t understand is when people that announce they are taking a break from social media. Like they’re doing us a service, which to be fair, they might be..lol. Are we supposed to beg them to stay? “I’ll be lost without your memes!” I mean, take a break…I think we all need to do that from time to time, but is it truly necessary to make a thing of it? I don’t know. I guess it comes from growing up without internet and cell phones, but if I want to take a break, I’m just going to take one.
As she hung the last of the new ornaments on the tree, she closed her eyes and got lost in her memories. She remembered their first Christmas together and all the traditions they started that year. It had been years since she could even bring herself to decorate for the holiday again, much less get rid of the ornaments that proclaimed their first Christmas and every year after that. He has a new family now. He will be starting new traditions and she is left with bittersweet memories.
Well, Hi there! Don’t mind me, I’m just putting ornaments back on the tree…perhaps a little higher than they were before. Why? Oh, you must not have cats. Anyone that owns a cat knows why…*laughs* So goes the life of a cat lover during the holidays! Deck the halls with lost ornaments from the tree…falalalala la la laaaa…ouch, was that broken glass? OMG! Where is that soon to be dead cat?
I don’t need diamonds, no sparkly things
‘Cause you can’t buy this a-feeling
Nothing lights my fire or wraps me up, baby, like you do
Just want a cozy, a cozy little Christmas here with you
~ Katy Perry – Cozy Little Christmas
They both loved to read and all three of them loved the beach. He rarely had a week day off and wanted to surprise her in a big way. With the help of a good friend and the prediction of nice weather, he was able to arrange an area right on the beach that would set the tone. Netflix and chill was so daily that it wasn’t special anymore, but reading and chillaxing on the beach? Now that would be the perfect day.
hair: DOUX – Jessa hairstyle @ Dubai
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face W001
skin: L’Etre – Lana Skin @ TresChic
This picture is probably one of my favorite collaborations yet. First of all, it’s with Kess Crystal, who happens to be one of my absolute best friends. She has single handedly changed my life in so many ways since we’ve met. All of my closest friends have played a huge part in my holding it together, but Kess and I…well, I guess I’ve been closer to her the longest. Granted, its only a few months longer, but those months were spent together crying and laughing daily. Every morning, we had coffee together and each conversation started the same. As soon as I heard her voice, I’d say, “Good morning, Gorgeous.” From there, we’d have our coffee and we’d talk about how she was doing with her wretched break up. I watched her blog begin to blossom and the therapeutic value of it. Less than a year into our true friendship, I was smacked with the biggest betrayal my heart had felt since I was a child. Kess was there (as were others) and she watched as I acted out. She watched me fall apart and completely lose my shit.
When I mentioned that I might want to blog for the same therapeutic value that she had gotten from it, not only did she encourage me, but she mentored me. She helped me grow as a blogger and gave me tips. She helped me find my own blogger identity. Less than a month ago, she stepped up in the biggest way yet. It was like magic, so this photo is perfect for us….the magic, her as the teacher….her as the older one…*smirks*…okay, to be fair, she’s only 8 months older. The point is…SHE is the oldest! *grins* Now, I’ll know I did good if she cries after reading this. Will she?
So, all the details are below and a link to her blog, as well.
Sady (on the right):
hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Eerie Daughter @ Epiphany
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
skin: [Glam Affair] Mary Applier [Genus ] 007 – 11 RARE @ Epiphany
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Birdy – Hocus Pocus – Spellbook – Gold RARE Dead Dollz – WItchcraft Academy – Student Top @ Epiphany
Dead Dollz – WItchcraft Academy – Student Skirt @ Epiphany
Dead Dollz – WItchcraft Academy – Student Stocking @ Epiphany
: CULT : Salem Foot Straps @ Kustom9
22769 – Copper Cauldron – COMMON 22769 – The Chair of the Witch – RARE 22769 – The Workplace of the Witch – COMMON 22769 – Potion Bottles – COMMON 22769 – Row of Potions – COMMON 22769 – Spell Book – COMMON 22769 – Witch Hat – COMMON 22769 – Summoning Circle – COMMON
Actions will always speak louder than words, you just have to know how to listen by watching. I’ve talked about friendship dozens of times. Obviously, I’m no expert. I don’t even like people that much. That’s why I spend so much time alone. The older I get, the more people I get to know, the more true it becomes that I’m happier alone more often than not. However, if there’s one thing I do know, it’s this: A real and valued friendship can conquer adversity with truth.
Disposing of a friendship without any explanation speaks volumes about the type of person you are and what value you placed on that friendship. It doesn’t say shit about why you walked away. I’m not saying that everyone is due an explanation. Sometimes, its so obvious to us that we can’t imagine the other person would question why. The thing is, if they come to you confused and you refuse an explanation, not only have you just expressed how unimportant that person is to you, but you come off a bit cowardly in my opinion. Your reason is yours, but if you’re not ready to explain or defend that reason…well, that really says more about you than them, don’t you think?
If your attitude and demeanor changes towards a friend, trust that they will notice. Furthermore, if they approach you about that change and you deny it? Well, you might as well unfriend them with no explanation. You’ve essentially just lied to their face and said in no uncertain terms that they are not worth the truth. Authentic friendships will not unravel over a little disagreement or even a big one, if both parties are mature and care enough to work through it.
Just food for thought, because I’ve dealt with all of these situations recently. I know I’m not perfect, but I do think I’m a decent friend more often than not. I own my mistakes and I own my pain. I will tell you that it hurts to be blatantly deceived and betrayed by someone you believed in. If you ever valued your friend, why not grab some ice cream, take a little walk, and talk it out. Maybe you can’t resolve it, but you damn sure won’t if you don’t try.
Not everyone agrees with secondary photos in blogs and I’m not one to do them all the time, but on occasion I will be adding a second photo that zooms in on a few things to give a better look at the details our amazing creators put into their designs.