Building dikes to hold back the tides of fear

Cajsa LilliehookEvents, Fashion, iheartslFeed

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the tides of fear.

Resistance requires strength.

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the tides of fear.

Sari-Sari released a set of ballet poses with their exercise equipment for Collabor88


We must build dikes of courage to hold back the tides of fear.

Building up my pixel power, I am wearing some great exercise clothes from this round of Collabor88. The pants are from Decoy and the sports bra and top are from Zaara.

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the tides of fear.

My sporty hair cut is from Mithral

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the tides of fear.

Lovely skin and makeup options in Glam Affair’s Ravenna are perfectly subtle. The earrings are a bit fancy, but who remembers to change their earrings at the gym?

****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: Decoy – Heartbreaker Leggings: White (Maitreya Lara) @ Collabor88
Zaara : Fatima yoga tank breatheRead more →

Free, unrestrained and unhindered.

Cajsa LilliehookEvents, Fashion, iheartslFeed

“the things in our control are by nature free, unhindered, and unobstructed"

Epictetus wrote in the Enchiridion, “The things in our control are by nature free, unrestrained, unhindered.” We control our own actions, words, opinions, what we like, what we don’t like, and what we want. If we stick to what we control, he suggests, we are free of restraint. It is when we try to influence the things outside our control that we are trapped. It’s good advice. The difficulty is figuring out what we can control.

That’s been on my mind a lot. There’s a lot I don’t like happening, but what can I control? I can choose despair … Read more →

And bring your dollies three

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“It's too cold outside for angels to fly.”

Blueberry / Show Time / Maitreya – Nel Shoe

Hey, hey, oh playmate,
Come out and play with me
And bring your dollies three
Climb up my apple tree

Slide down my rain barrel
Into my cellar door
And we’ll be jolly friends
Forever more, more, more.

“It's too cold outside for angels to fly.”

Pizza – Nightspot [Red] Tailcoat and {Luxuria} Lia Bodysuit – Applier *kale green*


“It's too cold outside for angels to fly.”

So sorry, playmate
I cannot play with you
My dolly’s got the flu
Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo

Ain’t got no rain barrel
Ain’t got no cellar door
But we’ll be jolly friends
Forever more, more, more

“It's too cold outside for angels to fly.”

(Kunglers) Lakshmi

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The choices that are my own…

Cajsa LilliehookEvents, Fashion, iheartslFeed

Where then do I look for good and evil? Not to uncontrollable externals, but within myself to the choices that are my own . .
My computer has been on sabbatical since December 18th. It took a trip to Cupertino to soak in the warmer weather and pick up a new logic board. Luckily, it returned last night just in time for me to show off this gorgeous dress from ISON before Collabor88 shimmies itself into a new monthly showcase on the 8th. Is this not lovely and it comes in five colors and I posed on that pose stand clicking the HUD through those colors over and over and over and over again trying to decide. It was impossible, they are all wonderful. So, … Read more →

And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.

Cajsa LilliehookEvents, Fashion, iheartslFeed

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. Rainer Marie Rilke

Rilke was right to note that the new year would be full of things that have never been. Every new year brings us innovation, discovery and change. In that, every new year brings us something to hope for despite looming dangers. Despite the many losses that have made 2016 a bitter and sorrowful year, I fear we may look back on it with longing as the Grand Panjandrum takes the oath he will break that very day and every day that follows.

Tomorrow will follow tomorrow and time goes forward inexorably. All we can do, then, as we teeter on … Read more →

Arcade Angels

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May You Find Some Comfort There

There’s all sorts of angelic options at The Arcade, but I did not take the usual route. I did add wings from The Secret Garden (tsg) but instead of rest of their angelic creation, I went the naughty angel route with this deliciously sexy Show Time dress from Blueberry.

May You Find Some Comfort There

This dress is much too short and bootylicious to be standard issue angelwear, but I don’t believe in standard issue clothing.

May You Find Some Comfort There

There is something heavenly, though, about the gold spun Nei boots that come with Blueberry’s dress in the gacha at The Arcade.

May You Find Some Comfort There

Tableau Vivant’s Evening updo works well with the … Read more →

When the air is fresh and crisp as new snow.

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A Fine Day For Moving Today

Portland is on its third day of snow. We are a city ill-suited to snow. Most people don’t know how to drive in it. We have lots of hills that are quite steep and can get slippery, we have bridges that get icy, and we have snow so seldom, there is no huge fleet of snow removal equipment nor deep knowledge of living with snow. I hunker down and so does my best friend, and we are both from snow country. She’s from Buffalo, I am from the Northwoods of Minnesota. We know snow.

I remember the first snowfall after … Read more →

The Story of Nisse

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It's a Fine Day For Moving

“Where’s the measuring tape? Did you move it?”

“I didn’t touch it.”

“Must have been the Tomte.”


“Who ate the last piece of gingerbread.”

“Not me”

“The Tomtenisse, then.”


The Norwegian Nisse, the Swedish Tomtenisse or Tomte, and the Finnish Tonttu are always convenient when something is missing, though they also are credited with bringing good luck sometimes. Mostly though, they were seen as tricksters. My favorite story about the Nisse was one told to me by one of our old neighbors whose Norwegian accent was so strong that even the bears in his stories had accents. “The bear, he … Read more →

A Mind of Their Own

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Don't worry about the smallest size that light can be, it will chase away the darkness

The damn lights have a mind of their own. I picked them up at Collabor88, the newest release from Maxi Gossamer and they just insist on going everywhere. They’re all in a tangle and I need to untangle them before I can decorate.

Don't worry about the smallest size that light can be, it will chase away the darkness

Of course, if you’re decorating the outside of your house, you need a smoking hot coat like this one from Mutresse. It comes with a color-change HUD that is stuffed with 20 colors that you can use to customize the turtleneck sweater, the zips, the collar, the lapel, the pockets and the jacket body and bodice. Such … Read more →

Subtlety

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“Remembering. Forgetting. I'm not sure which is worse.”

I like subtle shifts in tone. As much as I love rich saturated colors, I also love the neutral tans, beiges, and ecrus. The ALT Cadet Dress comes with a color change HUD that lets me choose bold colors or subtle ones. I gravitated toward the subtle this time.

“Remembering. Forgetting. I'm not sure which is worse.”

Except for the tights. They are not so subtle. From Izzie’s these applier tights come with Maitreya and Slink appliers.

“Remembering. Forgetting. I'm not sure which is worse.”

The Xian boots from Hucci also come with a color change HUD, so no matter what dress color I chose, the shoes would fit.

“Remembering. Forgetting. I'm not sure which is worse.”

I am wearing Glam Affair’s Misha applier … Read more →