Start the day right with a smile :)

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TGIF everyone, the weekend is upon us and here’s hoping for great ones for all of us.  As today’s title says, start your day off right with a smile, and I’m pretty sure most of us do on a Friday, I know I always do,  knowing the weekend is around the corner, knowing my no alarm mornings are coming up hehe and also in SL is Fifty Linden Friday day lol this is a tradition Exis and I have had well for a long time, and I think it’s wonderful of designers to participate and give customers, even those on a budget a chance to enjoy their products.

Todays post is a different one for me,  but I wanted to take a chance and blog something different as learning and growing is something I am challenging myself to do, and what better way to do it than this gorgeous attire by The Annex, it’s available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival as Gacha, actually there are two sets, this is just one of them so be sure to go check it out.   Hair is by Tableau Vivant at C88.

Happy Friday everyone ♥

What I am wearing

BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Alice V4.10

SKIN:  amara beauty – Foxy 05 – Toffee

EYES:  .ARISE. Star Eyes / Brown

LIPSTICK:  amara beauty – Foxy lipsticks

HAIR:  Tableau Vivant \\ (No)Bow updo– Browns @ C88 (NEW)

TOP:  The Annex – Fionna – Open Top – Gold – MAITREYA GACHA RARE @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (NEW)

SKIRT: The Annex – Fionna – Skirt – Gold – GACHA @Fantasy Gacha Carnival (NEW)

TOP: The Annex – Fionna – Top – Gold – GACHA @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (NEW)

POSE:  Razmataz Animations – Egyptian Poses 10 Pack

SIM:  Da Vinci Gardens

Chilly days and hot chocolate

The weather has most definitely turned cool recently, that means warm clothes, hot chocolate and snuggling up inside either alone or with a loved one.   I am a self confessed coffeeholic but even I agree there is nothing better on a chilly day than curling up in comfy clothes, blanket and hot chocolate watching a good movie.   Perfect and what better to do it on than the new and exclusive Salford Set by Raindale which is available at the Pose Lover & Friends Event.

The sofa has 15 animations, 12 poses and comes with a texture change feature for the blanket and pillows, it has a 5 prim LI and the coffee table and tray are just another 1 prim LI each.   The tray also has a cute option to give the cup and croissant via a menu.  Beautiful piece of furniture for the coming winter, I’m sure I will get to use it often.

My sweater is by [Decoy] and the socks are an FLF Exclusive by {Luxuria}.  Hair is by Exile and currently available at C88.

Have a great day everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Glam Affair – Kazumi Applier – Jamaica (FLF Exclusive)

EYES:  .ARISE. Star Eyes / Brown

HAIR:  Exile:: Underground @ C88 (NEW)

SWEATER:  [Decoy] Viera Sweater – Black Duo

SOCKS:  {Luxuria} Fall/Winter 16 Thigh High Socks (FLF Exclusive)

DÉCOR

Salford Set exclusive  at Pose Lover & Friends event

Raindale ~ Salford couch @ Pose Lover & Friends (NEW)

Raindale ~ Salford coffee table @ Pose Lover & Friends (NEW)

Raindale ~ Salford tray @ Pose Lover & Friends (NEW)

The Story Continues…

This was my last post on DIY so I felt it only fitting for a copy to go on my new blog for me to see the start of my journey on Sunshine & Sparkles ♥

This is my last post that I will be posting on DIY SL Blog the amazing blog I have with my Bestie and partner in crime Exis.   So yes prepare for a small ramble lol.  Exis and I after a few discussions over time have decided that our blogs will be best suited separately, there is many reasons for this, none of which are bad despite what some may wish to think or believe I’m sure knowing the virtual world the way we both do lol.   The simple fact is that we have very different styles, very different visions and wish for very different things on our journeys as bloggers and therefore we feel it will be more beneficial for us to have our own blogs.

We initially began the blog what seems years not only months ago, Exis began with my support and encouragement and I worked behind the scenes building the blog, posting her blogs/pictures, doing her credits, basically doing all of the admin side to the blog whilst she worked hard on her pictures, building knowledge, growing her creativity and artistic side for which I have great pride for all she has achieved even though I need to spank her occasionally to have more confidence in all she’s achieved.

Once everything was in place I began my own journey of taking the pictures, creating blogs, learning and growing which will continue no doubt forever lol,  her support was endless as always.  It is something we have always done for each other not only during our blogging adventures but since we met a few years ago, we’ve supported each other through good times and bad, through laughter and tears, through immense happiness and heartbreak and nothing will ever change that, no matter what paths we are on, that is true friendship and I feel very fortunate to have that with her.

So now the story continues and I will be starting my own blog, its already set up and it’s called Sunshine & Sparkles and I know hand on heart that Exis and I will continue to support each other probably even more so now they are separate.   I hope you like my new blog and continue to support me and enjoy my posts too.

There may be some changes as I establish the blog further but one thing will remain is my love of blogging, my love of fashion, my love of coffee and my love of my best friend.  I hope to see you all on the new blog soon.

Hugs and Love

Jules

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy – Shenty

HAIR:  TRUTH HAIR Tyne

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue MESH L

DRESS:  KITJA – Fam Shirt Dress BLACK

SKIRT:  KITJA – Fam Skirt BLACK [for Shirt]

SHOES:  Essenz – Rotterdam (Black)

BACKDROP including Pose:  Exposeur – Clean Scenes – Stars @ Gacha Garden (NEW)

Happy Monday

Monday’s arrived hope you all had a great weekend, I certainly did even if it went by too fast.   Another week begins back to work, blogging more of the beautiful creations of some amazing designers, time for family, friends and most importantly ourselves.

Today’s outfit is by CandyDoll, hair by Truth and Jewellery by Izzie’s.  The décor is by Q Essentials, two items of which are exclusives at The Old Fair which opened recently.  Details are below.

Have a great Monday everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy – Shenty

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue

HAIR:  TRUTH HAIR Azalea

BOOTS:  _CD_ Cindy Boots Black

DRESS:  _CD_ Isaria Black Dress

BRACELET:  Izzie’s – Sahara Bracelet

NECKLACE:  Izzie’s – Sahara Necklace (long)

POSE:  Poseidon Coffee Female Pack 1 Box

DÉCOR

{Q-Essentials} Upcycled Side table exclusive @ The Old Fair (NEW)

{Q-Essentials} Big Wheel Bicycle Clock exclusive @ The Old Fair (NEW)

{Q-Essentials} Old Town Clock

{Q-Essentials}Containers on the Side

{Q-Essentials} Around the World Desk

{Q-Essentials} Around the World Map

{Q-Essentials} Desk Bronze Cyclone Fan

{Q-Essentials} Havelland Rug

{Q-Essentials} Live Love Laugh in White

 

Chunky

Woot new month has arrived and I can officially say Christmas is next month, the countdown begins hehe.  Not much to say today so your safe from my rambling so I will just tell you about my gorgeous outfit, another one of my new favourites.   I’ve called today’s post chunky after the amazing Chunky Knit Cardigan by Aphorism I got recently, comes in many colours and the dress I got to go under it is also by Aphorism, I bought it at The Seasons Story which closed yesterday so I am guessing the outfit will be in mainstore soon.   The boots are by Ison and ones I had totally forgotten I had so yay me as I love them as you can change the colour of the socks or if you prefer no socks it has that option too.  The backdrop is by Pseudo and Gacha at SaNaRae at the moment.

Now I know I am seemingly using Backdrops in a few of my pictures lately, a lot of people do, does it make me lazy as it means I am not going out exploring and finding new and exciting locations, not in my opinion no,  I think for bloggers they are a wonderful tool for us to use and a big shout out to the wonderful creators of them.  Will they stop me going out an exploring?  Hell no I love to do that but I also love new things to use too, deciding which one would go better for which outfit I am blogging,  it also gives me more time to work on other things and in my book that can only be a good thing.

Guess I had more to say than I thought….Have a great day everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy Shenty

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue

HAIR:  .Entwined. Amber

DRESS:  !APHORISM! Autumn Cami Dress Black

CARDIGAN:  !APHORISM! Chunky Knit Cardigan Grey

BOOTS:  ISON – leather knee boots  (black)

POSE:  . a w k w a r d . poses. set ten. (FORMER FLF)

BACKDROP:  Pseudo– Mosiac Penthouse Backdrop Gacha @ SaNaRae (NEW)

Life goes on…

Not much to say today been a funny old day so far, neither good, neither bad just your average Saturday but taking a picture and blogging gorgeous little dress like this one by The Annex I was lucky enough to get at last month’s Midnight Madness is definitely the plus of the day.

Time to go enjoy the rest of my Saturday, hope you are all enjoying your weekends so far.

Happy Saturday ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  amara beauty – Foxy 05 toffee CATWA applier

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue MESH R

HAIR:  *ARGRACE* Akane – Classy Brown

DRESS:  The Annex – Violetta Dress LE – Chevron 1

Lost in thought…

Sometimes it’s nice to just relax and lose yourself in thought, doesn’t matter what your thinking about whether good, bad or even something silly like what to cook for dinner but it really does become so relaxing.

That’s exactly what I did today, ok my mind goes from one thing to another from what to cook for dinner, to what shall I do today, to making a mental list of what to work on for my next blog, before you know it 30..40…50 minutes have gone by and you realise for the first time in days you have actually just sat and relaxed lol it’s a good feeling trust me from someone who feels like they never have a minute to breath at times.

Nothing much to say in terms of my attire as you can see I was just relaxing lost in thought in this cute Sweatshirt by Stories&Co which I got as Gacha in the recent event The Arcade which is now closed so hopefully will be in mainstore soon, the pants are by Blueberry and the cute girlie sneakers are by aDiva Doll.

Happy Friday Everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  amara beauty – Foxy 05 toffee CATWA applier

HAIR:  +elua+ Vida_Darkbrown

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue

SWEATSHIRT:  Stories&Co. Lazy Sweatshirt – Paris

YOGA PANTS:  Blueberry – Yoga Pants

SNEAKERS:  aDiva Doll Cotton White/Black/Pink Sneakers