Play in the dirt because life is too short to always have clean fingernails

Your mind is a garden.
Your thoughts are the seeds.
You can grow flowers
or you can grow weeds.

It’s been quite a while since I last blogged. Life happenings and obligations have kept me pretty busy and I’m now just settling back in to a (vaguely) normal routine. I’ve learned that sometimes life just keeps pushing ahead while you’re dragging your feet and wanting to stay put. But I’m nothing if not resilient, so now I’m doing the pushing. So far, I like it much better that way. 😉 Continue reading “Play in the dirt because life is too short to always have clean fingernails”

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Your Light Will Shine When All Else Fades

Stardom isn’t a profession; it’s an accident.
~ Lauren Bacall

A couple of weeks ago I came across an Oscar fashion picture contest via Strawberry Singh’s weekly roundup. Harper Ganesvoort has been hosting this contest for some time, as this is the 6th year this contest has run. This is the first year I’d heard of it and planned to enter as soon as I heard. The idea is to get dressed up in your red carpet best and take an Oscar themed pic. You can see all the details here on Harper’s blog. The cutoff date is tomorrow, Feb. 22 by midnight – which is fitting since the Oscars are tomorrow night.

I’d been meaning to take a picture as an entry for about a week and finally was able to grab  my friend Colby early this morning to take the picture I had in mind.

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Kissing the Old Year Out, Kissing the New Year In

One minute to midnight
One minute to go
One minute to say good-bye
Before we say hello

Let’s start the new year right
Twelve o’clock tonight
When they dim the light
Let’s begin

Kissing the old year out
Kissing the new year in

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Great Stories Happen to Those Who Can Tell Them – If You Don’t Tell Your Story, Someone Else Will

… And if I lived a thousand years
You know I never could explain
The way I lost my heart to you that day
But if destiny decided I should have looked the other way
Then the world would never know
The greatest story ever told
And did I tell you that I love you?
Just how much I really need you?

Did I tell you that I love you tonight?

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They Tell Me Love is Just a Dream Away

 “And sleep, that sometime shuts up sorrow’s eye, Steal me awhile from mine own company.”

― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

For the majority of this past week or so, I have had a friend of mine that I’ve known since I was 14 years old at my home for a visit. Brian and I met our freshman year of high school in English class and got paired together for a project on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We bonded over our mutual hatred for required reading and loathing of our teacher – and we’ve been friends ever since. Sometimes months will go by between visits but every time we get a chance to spend some time together it’s like we’ve never been apart. Tomorrow evening he leaves to go back out on the road for work and I probably will not see him until the holidays, when our families will once again drive us crazy and we will attempt to keep each other sane. 🙂

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What’s In Your Closet?

Busted!

Hi and welcome to In My Messy Closet.

So… I decided to start a blog. Will it be a good one? Will it even be interesting or entertaining for anyone other than myself? I guess there’s no way to really know that is there? And what’s that saying? “Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” [ Said by one Louis E. Boone.] So, here we are.

Basically I’m just gonna blog whatever – clothes, places, people, events – whatever gives me the inspiration to take pictures and write about. For my first post I decided to share one of my favorite things to do in SL… gachas. 🙂  I love to play gachas. I think that the argument could be made that I may be *a little* obsessive about them. [ Shh Tristan! ❤ ] The pic above is one of the entries I’ve made for The Arcade photo contest. I had a heck of a time choosing what to put in the pic but let me just say, there is a HELL of a lot more in my closet than what you see.

Here’s a close up of the new some of the new stuff I got from this round.

Newest Arcade Loot

And here’s the details:

Finn is wearing >>>>>
Exile::Shine – Ice Blondes (ARCADE item)
:Filthy: Alicia.v2_beach_BlondBrows
Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes (Teal Hazel)
[Atooly] infinity Tattoo
[Ravioli] – Athenas Favorite Finger Heart
KOSH- INFINITY BRACELET
Armidi – Sheer Ribbed Tank – White
*Shai* Boyfriend Shorts – Pack 5
Slink Mesh Feet
NEW ARCADE >>>>>
BALACLAVA!! Busking On – Acoustic Guitar
.Birdy. Puggles {Sheep} RARE
Noodles – Books to Adventure RARE
+Half-Deer+ Kerfluffle Sheep – Blackberry RARE
{vespertine – bookstore chair -royal blue }
Zaara [home] : Ethnic lanterns RARE
Zaara [home] : Ikat dhurrie rug *multi*
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Picasso the Bengal – RARE
Schadenfreude bunbit: BLANK RARE
-tb- Spring Living – Daisies
-tb- Spring Living – Love RARE
::{u.f.o}::tea party with alice – cheshire doll
<:*BoOgErS*:> Sophia Puggeh Bear
{anc} Bdream. sidetable.white
[ keke ] champagne bublissimo truffles
[ keke ] champagne glass – flute pink RARE
[ keke ] champagne bublissimo – pink RARE
OLD ARCADE >>>>>
+Half-Deer+ The Sugar Battalion (Loved) RARE
[Commoner] Letterbox Frame / B
[Commoner] Letterbox Frame / F
Intrigue Co. – Novelty Nightlights: Flower
<:*BoOgErS*:> Ballerina Bear
[Commoner] Grown-Up Rocking Horse / Tribal (Purple)
Tee*fy  IcecreamZooka
<:*BoOgErS*:> Soap Box Car Rainbow Littles
*~*HopScotch*~* Mister Logical RARE
Arcade EXTRA >>>>>
The Arcade – SL10B Archie Doll