A form of paralysis…

A certain pumpkin-pondering protagonist once referred to the post-consumerism state of being as the ‘ecstasy of psychic liberation.’ I think I’ve been chasing that dragon since I was old enough to experience buyers remorse over using all my allowance to weigh my stone washed jean jacket down with a gazillion MTV-inspired buttons. Like a true Xennial, I wanted for much, much more than I needed.

The pumpkin-pondering protagonist also made mention of the fear he felt that the things which he acquired to satisfy the pressure to settle down would soon control him and restrict his movements. That’s one expectation which I’ve always bristled at – the notion that in order to be accepted as a properly functioning adult, I needed to create some sort of permanence via personal identifiers such as “career”, “street address” and “offspring”. Society romanticizes the concept of being tethered to these things which I have no desire for. Of course, life does require a certain level of conformity in order to survive in this jungle so I went ahead and put in the least amount of acceptable effort to appear as though I was complying while living the bulk of my life by my own definition of happiness.

So, when a Facebook stranger recently asked their followers to describe themselves in one word, and the first one to come to mind for me was ‘restless’, I knew it was about that time again. I’m sure part of this has to do with a lack of balance between the tangible and intangible contributors to my happiness lately, but that can always be alleviated with a little good old fashioned human interaction. The rest runs deep though. The reason I’m always preaching adaptability as one of the foremost answers to life’s little miseries is because ever since I could remember, I’ve been flitting from one life to another. My favorite statement, which I used to tag walls and stalls with was “Gotta go.”

Call this all rationalization of epic levels of commitment phobia, or call it selfishness or immaturity – call it whatever you like, but it doesn’t change the fact that I once happily moved 2000 miles just to entertain myself and I rarely ever bother collecting things any more. Which brings me back to the ecstasy of psychic liberation…for me it’s that feeling I get when I’ve delayed the gratification of a new adventure as long as I possibly can and I finally decide to clear the path. I’m sure I’m not alone in this fear of stagnation. I wonder just how many of the people around me who’ve settled into so-called “stable existences” experience claustrophobic moments. I just happen to act on them.

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Wearing:
[hair] TRUTH Elixir – Selection
[glasses] Izzie’s – 90’s Glasses
[top] Kaithleen’s Veronika Set – Tshirt
[shorts] Decoy – Kae High Rise Shorts: Dirty
[head] GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face W001
[body] Maitreya
[shape] my own

Decor:
[Merak] – Recycled Privacy Screen (@ C88)
[Merak] – Starry Telescope (@ C88)
Apple Fall Aspidistra in Wicker Planter
West Village Charleston Curtains – Cream
Apple Fall Cushion – Satin Trellis, Beige
-RC- New Home Moving Box – Electronics/Computers
-RC- New Home Moving Box – Blank 2
Apple Fall Hat Box (gacha)
Apple Fall Sunbleached Setee (Robin Egg)
O.M.E.N – I Heart Roo
Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper
illuZion – Single box bonus
Apple Fall Cushion – Cream, Hearts
Apple Fall Cushion – Tudor Trellis, Blue Large
Apple Fall Althea Rug – Antique Light
-RC– New Home Moving Box – Blank
Apple Fall Stacked Books
Apple Fall ‘Still Life Observation’ w/ Dust Sheet

[pose] Diversion- Lowkey – 5m

*pumpkin-pondering protagonist is what I call the lead character in Tom Robbins’ Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates. You can see more about the book and the character here.

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Slip Slidin’ Away

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Another of Paul Simon’s great tunes. I’ve been told it has a nihilistic theme, but I choose to believe he’s singing about how life doesn’t care what your game plan is, that it will take you where it wants to and your best bet at happiness is to go with the flow. Adaptability is something I’ve learned in recent years, and I’m more content because of it. luckily, it’s been in small doses.

Visit Uber:
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(left to right)
Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall
LB_FigTree{Animated}Seasons

Ariskea[Botanica] Set @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
Wood table
Wood XBack Chair x4
Macrame TableCloth
Flowers Green vase
Rannaculus Yellow

Dust Bunny . diy rose tea . gift (on table)
Apple Fall Nectarines w/ Basket (on table)
Apple Fall Kiwi & Blueberry Cheesecake (on table)
Fancy Decor: Hampton Candle x2 (on table) @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
Pigeon Animated – Mesh – Full Perm (on table)
Fancy Decor: Hampton Patio Lights (on wall) @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
Apple Fall Carved Corbel Shelf (on wall)
{what next} Swiss Cheese Plant (on wall)
{what next} Pothos Plant (trailing) (on wall)
{what next} Snake Plant (on wall)
*AF* Greenhouse 09 – Lighting x2 (on wall)
hive // kentia palm plant
:[P]:– Huna Wall Panel One [Shinna] x3
Trompe Loeil – Soleil Patio Couch PG @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
Dahlia – Patia – Hanging Ivy x6
Apple Fall Tea Time Teaset
Nutmeg. Hardy Iron Table
Apple Fall Hydrangea Bunch – Pink (on floor)
Nutmeg. Winter Brunch Sketchpad Gift (on floor)
Apple Fall Canvas Tote (on floor)
Dahlia – Patia – Garden Terranium – Green @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
{vespertine}– exotic plants / button fern (inside Terranium)
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Can Plant – Pink/Yellow (inside Terranium)
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Can Plant – Green/Purple (inside Terranium)
Dust Bunny . storybook living . cake tin planter (on floor)
{vespertine} – empty pots. (on floor)
Dahlia – Patia – Watering Can – Pink (on floor)
Trompe Loeil – Soleil Patio Chair PG @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
+Half-Deer+ Beagle Puppy – Sweet Dreams
Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper (on floor)
Nutmeg&RK Poses. Old Stool w/Cloth DecorGroup Gift
Con & Dust Bunny. Coffee Station – Black @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)

(background)
HPMD* Shrub02 – green a x4
Trompe Loeil – Soleil Greenhouse Cottage + Plants @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
SAYO – Eastport Egg Chair @ Uber (April 25 – May 22)
05 MI Bronze Sunflower Wall Decor
Dust Bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter
Dust Bunny. hanging plants . double planter
[ keke ] sphere chandelier (inside house)

(ground) Trompe Loeil – Saylor Square Path

Home Sweet Home

I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things after taking several weeks off from most of my blogging and am getting excited about all the summery things coming out at events and main stores. My shopping addiction is back in full force!

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(left to right)
.:Bee Designs:. Coastal Cabin Gacha Poster

on Apple Fall Pearl End Table (left)
+Half-Deer+ Mr. Moss // Marimo Ball Terrarium – White
dust bunny . coral bottle . blue
Apple Fall Scented Candle
Apple Fall Liberty Sketchbook

on Apple Fall Pearl End Table (left of center):
+Half-Deer+ Book Clutter – Shelved – White
Fancy Decor: Postcard Box
Second Spaces – Cluttered House – unopened mail
{what next} Row of Books A (Decorated)
{vespertine}– exotic plants / button fern
hive // kentia palm plant
{vespertine}– birds of paradise palm.
.:Bee Designs:. Summer Wall Decor Gacha 9
!six o’clock! shabby01 wall shelf big
.:Bee Designs:. Sea Breeze Gacha 8
.:Bee Designs:. MLTH Gacha Clock 2
.:Bee Designs:. Sea Breeze Gacha 5 RARE
.:Bee Designs:. Sea Breeze Gacha 6
.:Bee Designs:. Coastal Cabin Gacha Beach Sign

on .:Bee Designs:. Sea Breeze Gacha 7 (table – center)
{vespertine}– exotic plants / pilea
{vespertine}– exotic plants /sansevieria

+Half-Deer+ Beagle Puppy – Sweet Dreams
.:Bee Designs:. Sea Breeze Gacha 3 RARE
PILOT – Flip Flops [Pink/Teal]
dust bunny . getaway basket

(on back wall)
.:Bee Designs:. Sea Breeze Gacha 2, 9, 10 and 4
.:Bee Designs:. By The Ocean Gacha Oar 1 and 2
*::.who what.::* -Spiral glass ball mobile- gold
llorisen // roselyn discarded shutters
{what next} Vintage Screen ~ Group Gift (no shadow)

{vespertine}– birds of paradise palm.

(on Apple Fall Pearl End Table – right)
.:Bee Designs:. MLTH Gacha Books
.:Bee Designs:. MLTH Gacha Books
.:Bee Designs:. Bohemian Gacha 7

trees: Inverse – Sculpted palms P4

Scarlet Creative Oceania Beach House 1

Bee Designs - Sea Breeze

Palm Readings and a semi-break

For the last couple weeks, I’ve been on a semi-break from blogging. I call it a semi-break because I only requested vacations from the more active stores. But then just as I was about to do that, I noticed Bee Designs was opening applications. I’m addicted to her gachas, of which she has MANY and the prospect of representing her brand, even if just in a blogger capacity was too tempting to pass up.

I honestly have no idea if this is what a palm reader’s place would look like but that’s the image I had in my head when I saw this set. It feels like something I’d love to stumble upon while wondering through a forest.

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**Bee Designs – Gypsy Caravan Gacha (NEW @ Shiny Shabby)
2 Caravan (RARE)
1, 9, 11 Table and Chairs
3, 8 Tapestries
4 Poster
5 Ottoman

other decor:
SoraxTree – Portland Wall Shelves Slim A2
*HEXtraordinary* Boho Meditation Pillows
Nutmeg. Pile of Vinage books Group Gift
:CP: Faith Birdcage Lantern
+Half-Deer+ Stringlights – Ceiling – Long Loops Flat
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Medicine Bottles – COMMON
22769 – Jars – COMMON
AF Carved Corbel Shelf
Bee Designs Bohemian Gacha 1
Bee Designs Bohemian Gacha 5
06 MI Lotus Decor
Nutmeg. Pile of Vinage books Group Gift x2
22769 – Plate with Candles – COMMON
JIAN Raven Collection :: Perched
Palm Reading sign – taken from Google

landscaping:
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights – bGreen b
*alirium* DwarfForest [Ember]
*alirium* ItchyGrass [Gold]

 

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet

 

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Bee Designs – Coastal Gazebo (@ Sanarae event)
Bee Designs –  Sunny Coast gacha (@ Gacha Garden event)
Bee Designs – Summer Wall Decor
tarte. mason jar chandelier x2
PLAAKA HangingBlowGlassVase A
Bee Designs Summer Days Gacha Drinks 2
Apple Fall – Open Book (on loveseat)
Apple Fall Pearl End Table x2
{What Next} Summertime Radio Decor (end table – right)
Bee Designs MLTH Gacha Books (end table – right)
{what next} Hermosa Rug
+Half-Deer+ Stringlight Clutter – Loose Coil
MudHoney Miranda Drapes – Sheer (May Deco(c)rate)
{what next} Beach Hut Clock (wall – left)
Bee Designs.: MLTH Gacha Books (on shelves)
Bee Designs: Belle Jour Gacha Key Cabinet (on shelves)
Apple Fall White Iris (on shelves)
BALACLAVA!! Alma Vase 1 (on shelves)
Bee Designs.: MLTH Gacha Books (on shelves)
BALACLAVA!! Alma Vase 2 (on shelves)
{vespertine}– aglaonema plant. (end table – left)
{vespertine}– exotic plants /sansevieria (end table – left)
Bee Designs Summer Days Gacha Flip flops
Bee Designs Maya Bay 2 Gacha 2 (coffee table)
Zen Creations – Cape Cod Candles (on coffee table)
TA Holidays Beach Decor (on coffee table)
PILOT– Journal (inside coffee table)
Apple Fall Design Books (inside coffee table)
Mesh Logic – Mesh Sand Beach
Skye Bamboo Palms
Skye Wild Grass Type 3 dry

 

painted

 

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[hair] Truth – Bewkie – Redhead (March group gift)**
[applier] Izzie’s – Color Explosion (Body & Face Paint Splatters)
[body] Maitreya
[pose] Sari-Sari – snow heart05 (bento)

Schultz Bros – 06. Paint Cans – Light & Dark
Apple Fall ‘Still Life Observation’ w/ Dust Sheet
cosmic peaches – LeatherBound Photo Album – Black
.peaches. Creative Courage – Brush Jar x2 (NEW @ N21)
.peaches. Creative Courage – Artist Palette (NEW @ N21)
.peaches. Creative Courage – Shabby Easel (NEW @ N21)
Schultz Bros. – 10. Box of Spray Cans x2
what next – Tabletop Easel & Canvas x2
.peaches. Sensual Sweethearts Bath – Candles

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Fresh Flowers For Sale

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Serenity Style– Country Spring Retreat (NEW @ Illuminate – April 18th – May 13th)
Serenity Style– Country Spring Plants (NEW @ Illuminate – April 18th – May 13th)
Serenity Style– La vie en rose- pots & Vases (NEW for PocketGacha – April 15th – May 14th)
[Bad Unicorn] Putney Picnic Table & Chairs (NEW @ Bloom – April 15th – 30th)
Apple Fall “We’re Open’ Sign
+Half-Deer+ Secret Garden Bunnies
D-LAB MILK SHOP benches
7 – Lab Crates – Animated
Kalopsia – Madeleine’s Planting Pots
{what next} Sunflowers Bicycle Decor
dust bunny . harvest . haybale
04 MI Pot’s Decor x2
Prestige – Wooden Bucket 2
{what next} Tulip Rainboots Planter
vintage signs (images taken from Google)
{anc} ivy wall {green} (NEW @ Bloom – April 15th – 30th)
floorplan. fresh flowers sign
.:revival:. chalkboard
ANHELO-M45GH-183GA :: my little garden (garden hook)
Apple Fall Potting Shelf
StoraxTree – Rustic Wall Garden Ac
7 – Plant Pot Crates
Second Spaces – Greenery Potting table – white (full)

Skye Wild Grass Type 3 lush
Skye Four Season Oak Trees

Serenity Style– Country Spring Retreat (NEW @ Illuminate – April 18th – May 13th)