The story continues…and Some News

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

 

Worry less, smile more

The title says it all, I see so many people worrying lately about this and that, I too have my moments for sure, none of us is perfect, who wants to be perfect anyway, I know I certainly don’t, perfection is an opinion, what is perfect for one isn’t for another and so on, it’s also a lot to live upto and life is to short to worry, so yes live for today, worry about tomorrow when it arrives.  Worry less and smile more believe me it leaves you in a whole different frame of mind.   Worrying solves nothing at the end of the day, I just want to focus on enjoying life, taking the good and enjoying it and chalking the bad up to experiences to learn from.

Today’s post was a relaxing one to make, the cute sweater from #bubbles is Novembers group gift so be sure to grab it while you can and while there check out her other amazing clothes, the boots I loved from Noir Neige they are totally kick ass and come with a hud to change colours, the relaxed pose is by darling poses and the décor surrounding me is by Q Essentials and Raindale with the cute puppies by Black Bantam and Jian, so adorable.

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:  MESANGE – Itauna Eyes @ Applique (NEW)

HAIR:  +elua+ Shena_Darkbrown

SWEATER:  #bubbles Mustache Sweater November Group Gift (NEW)

BOOTS:  >NOIR NEIGE< CATNIS Doc Dark Shinning (NEW)

LEGGINGS:  [VALE KOER] ESSENTIAL LEGGINGS

POSE:  :darling: Poses – Hello Fall

DÉCOR

{Q-Essentials} Farmers Market Crates

Raindale – Westlake bench (light)

Raindale – Meadow grass  ~ spring cool

[Black Bantam] Golden Retriever Girl Puppy

JIAN Lively Labs :: White Wander Pup

JIAN Lively Labs :: Black Wander Pup

Challenges

Life is full of challenges not only in the real world but in our Virtual world too, challenges can be a good thing in my opinion.   I am a person who loves to be challenged aswell as challenging myself with new things especially learning new things, I know I am a geek but hey I’m a fun geek lol.  Recently I have been challenging myself a lot learning new things, this could be about blogging, or photoshop or even some totally new to me things which I won’t digress about just yet but one thing I will say, it keeps the mind active, the energy flowing, excitement of life alive.

Now yes some are likely thinking after recent posts isn’t your life busy enough as it is lol well hell yeah it is but I also thrive on busy, it keeps me busy, out of trouble lol and distracted, all good things.   So why not challenge yourself today, do something you wouldn’t normally do and see how it feels.

Todays outfit comes from Erratic, I bought it a while back but have yet to wear it so today’s the day hehe the leather skirt just screamed out for Tattoo which I added by Ephemeral and really cute eyes by Mesange which is available at Designer Circle for just a couple more days, the pose is such a sweet selfie pose by darling poses it finished it off totally.  The décor is by Q Essentials and floorplan you should totally check them out if you are looking for some new décor.

Have a great day everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.10

SKIN:  Bold & Beauty :: Megan (Catwa Applier) – Tan

EYES:  MESANGE – Sidonie Eyes 5 @ Designer Circle (NEW)

HAIR:  ::Bold & Beauty:: Hair ::  Sofia

TANK TOP:  erratic / marisa – tank (longer) / white

SKIRT:  erratic / neve – leather skirt / black

SHOES:  Essenz – Congo (Black)

TATTOO:  Ephemeral-Fugiat]

POSE:  :darling: Poses – Mwah {selfie}

DÉCOR

{Q-Essentials} Bicicletta

{Q-Essentials} Nordis Rug

{Q-Essentials} Packing Light Décor

{Q-Essentials} Optimus Breeze Floor Fan

floorplan. modern sideboard

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)

Monday Blues

Monday again, where did the weekend go, I know it arrived, I know I enjoyed it thoroughly but yet there it was gone again lol.   Back to the grind again, and it’s the start of a new month tomorrow, another month full of possibilities so really are Monday blues so bad, yet it’s something most of us suffer from but doesn’t that just mean we’ve enjoyed our weekend off, well it usually does for me and this week is no exception.

Today’s outfit is one I saw and thought it totally sofisicated and classy its by Belle Epoque and available at Tres Chic, the hair is by NO.MATCH at The Liaison Collaborative and the Backdrop is one of the set by Diamandis which is Gacha at Shiny Shabby.

Happy Monday Everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy Shenty

EYES:  L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#7] Gacha @ Mainstore

HAIR:  NO.MATCH_NO.DARKNESS. @ TLC (NEW)

PANTS:  Belle Epoque { Rebeca } Capris Brown @ Tres Chic (NEW)

SWEATER:  Belle Epoque { Rebeca } Sweater Beige @ Tres Chic (NEW)

GLASSES:  * S O R G O – SAWN Black (G)

BAG:  Rowne.A.u Dix Leather Bag – Onyx

POSE:  BAXE _ JUST WALK FEMALE POSES

BACKDROP:  Diamandis – Shopping Avenue (RARE) @ Shiny Shabby (NEW)

Rainy Days

I don’t know if it’s due to my being from the UK where we have lots of rain but I truly am a lover of the rain, I love watching it, listening to it, even being out in it if dressed right, I also love Thunderstorms when your all tucked up inside cosy and warm.  The pose I got recently from Raindale which is the Umbrella pose gave me great delight in dressing in my new favourite warm Autumn outfit by Zenith which is available at this months C88 and taking myself off to Rainy Alley.   I loved it, listening to the rain while taking a picture was really soothing and peaceful.  Does that make me crazy?   Maybe just a little lol.

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:  L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#7] Gacha @ Mainstore

HAIR:  TRUTH HAIR Xia

BOOTS:  =Zenith=autumn long boot with socks(Choco) @ C88 (NEW)

OUTFIT:  =Zenith=autumn sweater with skirt (Choco) @ C88 (NEW)

POSE:   Raindale ~ umbrella

SIM:  Rainy Alley

Life is like a Merry go round

Ever have that feeling your life is like a Merry go round or to some it may be called a Carousel, spinning and spinning and you never seem to be able to get off lol well yes that’s my current feeling.   I am not even saying it’s a bad thing, it’s just a case of life grabs hold of you in more ways than one and sometimes you just need to take a breath, exhale and relax, which funny enough is what I just did while typing this out lol.

End of the year is approaching quickly and not only is Winter on its way soon, so is Christmas and for such a Christmas lover I’m already getting the giddy feeling knowing it will soon be in that season, I know I know some of you will be sighing and hating on me right now lol but this is just beginning for this Christmas Addict lol

Todays post was a cosy at home post in my new Autumn outfit by Kaithleen I purchased recently at The Chapter Four Event, hair is by Entwined available at Shiny Shabby and the gorgeous Décor I decorated another part of my house with is the Larimer set by Raindale.   This was my little bit of “Me” time today doing something I love.

Have a great day everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Alice V4.10

SKIN:  Glam Affair – Moirah Applier India @ C88 (NEW)

HAIR:  .Entwined. Melanie @ Shiny Shabby (NEW)

PANTS:  Kaithleen’s Leather Skinny Pants – Brown @ TCF (NEW)

TOP:  Kaithleen’s Silky Casual Top – Tan @ TCF (NEW)

Décor

Raindale Larimer Set

Raindale ~ books

Raindale ~ Larimer coffee table

Raindale ~ Larimer floor cushion ~ beige

Raindale ~ Larimer floor cushion ~ gray

Raindale ~ Larimer floor cushions (two) 1

Raindale ~ table lamp

Raindale ~ wallart (diptych)

Graffiti

When you have nothing to say then say nothing at all, and that’s why I will spare you my normal ramblings today as I am in a kind of blank mind space right now so why ramble for the sake of it right?

Instead I will just let you know about today’s outfit.  The Leggings are by the awesome Noir Neige store and come with a hud to change colours, as black is one of my favourite colours to wear that was todays choice, accompanying it is the Erratic Sports bra, very creative Tattoo by Arabic Tattoos which is one of my favourites I must admit and the Boots which by the way are totally kick ass are by NoName also with a colour changing hud.  Another fun one to create as its not normal for me to look so badass but hey I am totally getting into this look lately lol.

Happy Friday Everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Skye [Closed Lips]

SKIN:  Bold & Beauty :: Megan – Tan.

HAIR:   [e] Kabrina (FLF Exclusive)

SPORTS BRA:  erratic / riri – sports bra / black

LEGGINGS:  >NOIR NEIGE< TAK Leggings Lara (NEW)

BOOTS:   [nn] Bella Boots @ Boho Culture Fair (NEW)

TATTOOS:  Arabic Tattoos – Dimensions

POSE:  .::AnVeay::. Set poses “Gambling”

Daydreaming…

Some days when you’ve been busy it’s nice to just sit and relax, have some coffee, listen to some music and let your mind wander.   Today I have a free day finally so I am doing just that whilst also taking time to catch up on everything like flickr, facebook etc.   I have come to realise recently this is not a race, it’s most definitely not a competition (well at least it’s not for me) lol it’s all about enjoying what you do, not stressing about the small things, and that is exactly what I am doing.   As long as I do my best, I treat others as I wish to be treated and I enjoy life I am a happy girlie.

Today’s outfit totally fitted my relaxed mood, it’s a gorgeous comfortable sweater and Jeans by the awesome #bubbles designer Candi, not only is she one of my sponsors but someone who I class as a friend.  She is always so lovely and encouraging, supportive and appreciative and she always wants to do her best by her customers, that to me is precious in a designer.

The sweater is available as individual colours but also as a fatpack too which comes with a HUD for a choice of 8 colours, the Jeans come in 3 choices of Denims.   She knew I would love this one lol as comfy wear is totally me.

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:  L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#28]

HAIR:  .Entwined. Zoe (S)

SWEATER:  #bubbles Heather Sweater

JEANS:  #bubbles Skinny Jeans

TRAINERS:  FLite. Lowtop Ducks – Black

Décor

Raindale – Woodland stump + pillow ~ bigger