Knitting

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So many things happening all at once.Β  First life worries are stressing me out, majorly.Β  And though I have a birthday coming, it’s not quite quelling the issues I’m going through there. Thankfully I can come in here and I get to see the joy and the beauty of the blessings that bring me smiles, laughter and gratitude in both worlds. My only major stress at this point is finding clothes to fit my ever increasing baby bump, making sure I look as good as I feel for the life growing inside me. Because mommy can’t be looking a hot mess or like a ragamuffin! I’m just saying… πŸ˜›

I love this dress from Cynful. It fit me perfectly and I must say, it made my bump look faaaabulous!Β  It’s a great item for all sizes, but showcases that beautiful bump perfectly.Β  Anyway, after a long day of searching for things to pack for our family vacation and getting things squared away for taht, I thought it’d be a good idea to take a load off and work on this afghan a little bit more before the baby arrives.Β  Thankfully the farm is quiet enough for me to just chill out and do just that.Β  Ahhh….this is the life.

❀ Kilo

DEETS

Clothing & Accessories

Body & Makeup

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions.. *ANDREA* -BLACK/WHITE (former Tres Chic item)
  • All other body basics found here.

Decor & Other Information

  • Chair: beYou Muskoka Chair (knitting function & items included)

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Drinking by the Sea

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It was such a wonderful afternoon that I thought I might take my afternoon drink by the sea.Β  I love that we live across the street from the pier. Makes it easier to walk and just relax to the wonderful sounds of the sea. It was a little nippy today, so I decided on hot chocolate to warm me up.Β  I’d over a sip. But…I really don’t want to share today. πŸ˜›

❀ Kilo

DEETS

Clothing & Accessories

  • πŸ€ Outfit: .Q. Captivate -FTPCK- [Belleza,Hourglass,Maitreya,eBody,Katena]
  • πŸ€ Earrings: Avada~ Veronica Earrings @ Designer Showcase
  • πŸ€ Necklace: Avada~ Moriah Necklace (former Designer Showcase item)
  • πŸ€ Shoes: [Sheba] Mimi Heels (MAITREYA /BELLEZA /SLINK)
  • Beverage: erratic / home – hot chocolate heart

Body & Makeup

  • Hair: TRUTH VIP Ciara (VIP Group Gift – L$350 group fee to join)
  • Hairbase: SIIX// Russian Hairbase
  • πŸ€ Eyeshadow: ::SG:: Milky Shadow @ The Makeover Room
  • πŸ€ Lipstick: *Booty’s Beauty* Catwa Makeup ~ Sealed Fate
  • πŸ€ Nails: ::SG:: Maura Bento Mesh Nails
  • All other body basics found here.

Decor & Other Information

  • Pose: homemade – not for sale

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It’s Go Time!

When it was time for me to have my daughter Nalah, I had to make sure I had EVERYTHING I needed before my water broke! LOL

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It had been so long since I had had a baby that I practically forgot everything one needed to pack in order to have a successful delivery! Thank God for the internet and my baby squad!Β  They didn’t let me forget the important things like pillow, clothes to change into after and of course SNACKS!

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Granted I couldn’t eat them but they had a ball while they waited for my little Nalah to come into the world. What they didn’t know though, was that I saved a few honey buns in a secret compartment in my luggage for when I was through because I knew the girls won’t save me anything! LOL

❀ Kilo

DEETS

Clothing & Accessories

  • Shirt: *Fishy Strawberry* – Suspenders Tee – White (no longer available)
  • Jeans: …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… Destroyed Jeans v1 (Stone)
  • Shoes: FATEstep – Ziggy Chucks

Body & Makeup

  • Hair: Stealthic – Ivy (B&W) @ Kustom9
  • πŸ€ Nails: #EMPIRE – Coffin Nails – Medium
  • πŸ€ Nail Polish: LIVIA// Kyla Eyeshadow (former Applique item)
  • All other body basics found here.

Decor & Other Information

  • πŸ€ Milkshake: Junk Food – Hurricane Gacha (former Sanarae item)
  • πŸ€ Bags of Snacks: Junk Food – Bodega Bags Gacha (former Vintage Gacha Sale item)
  • Suitcase: [FISL] Travel luggage-Colour Series 2 [Pink/White/Purple]
  • Plants: :[P]:- Tritrunks Planter
  • Credenza: TS{H} Cubby Table White
  • Pillow: Olive Juice- Chevron Pillow: FLF Purple (no longer available)
  • Travel Bag: fame femme: Travel Bag (Another version) – Grey

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Phrases of Womanhood

Dedicated to Ntozake Shange

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Before I came to the grid, I had the opportunity to be the “Lady in Green” in a stage production of ‘For Colored Girls…’ put on by a group of my friends and I.Β  That book, choreopoem to be more accurate, was so revolutionary and life altering. It started to awaken part of me I didn’t even know lay dormant. In my journey of self-discovery, I had stumbled many times and tried to pick myself up.Β  In truth, I still struggle with many things I find wrong with myself. And I work on them slowly but surely as I am capable.Β  But every day I try to be a little bit more gentle with my psyche, my soul.Β  And handle myself with more tenderness than I used to.Β  I don’t always succeed, mind you. None of us really do.Β  But that struggle, that push…I feel like that the opening piece speaks to this in many ways in this magnificent piece of literature. This book it began to empower me in ways I didn’t know nor was I familiar with. It further helped me stay on the path to finding my voice.

Earlier this week, we lost the deliverer of this affirming message to women and it reminded me of the phases we go through as people, not just women.Β  But it also reminded me that I am very much a woman; a black woman who is learning to handle herself warmly…constantly working on not only writing the song of my life, but singing it every day to stay in the light.Β  So, I wanted to share this excerpt with you all because I love it so much.

β€œsomebody / anybody
sing a black girl’s song
bring her out
to know herself
to know you
but sing her rhythms
carin/ struggle/ hard times
sing her song of life
she’s been dead so long
closed in silence so long
she doesn’t know the sound
of her own voice
her infinite beauty
she’s half-notes scattered
without rhythm/ no tune
sing her sighs
sing the song of her possibilities
sing a righteous gospel
let her be born
let her be born
& handled warmly.”
― Ntozake Shange, an excerpt from “Dark Phrases” a poem from the book ‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf’
Rest in power, Queen Ntozake.

❀ Kilo

DEETS

Clothing & Accessories

  • Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Faye Dress – Pearl (former Fifty Linden Friday item)
  • πŸ€ Shoes: ::SG:: Janice Shoes @ The Trunk Show

Body & Makeup

Decor & Other Information

  • Backdrop/Pose: {.:exposeur:.} Sartorialist Showcase
  • Additional Lighting: Lumipro

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Jiggling My Puffs

2018-10-27_022.pngIt is Halloween 2018! And I am all about finding fun things to wear for Halloween season. So far I’ve been a zombie, a mummy and now…you’ve gotta have a big ball to catch me!!

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But watch out. My singing has been known to put people to sleep. πŸ˜›Β  I just get ‘So Emotional’ with it, you know?? Do you have what it takes to capture me?Β  You’ll never knoooow…hehehehe

Trick? Or Treat?Β  Only the victor knows… πŸ˜‰

❀ Kilo

DEETS

Clothing & Accessories

  • πŸ€ Outfit: (*<*) 1313 Ketchum All – Zkitty (former Saturday Sale item)
  • Earrings: Cae :: Simplicity – Gems :: Earrings (former Saturday Sale item)
  • Necklace: Cae :: Simplicity – Gems :: Necklace (former Saturday Sale item)
  • Rings: … SpotCat … Amore – Bento rings @ Tres Chic
  • Microphone: 8. Sallie Language Cosplayer Microphone w/Pose pink
  • πŸ€ Boots: ::SG:: Skylar Shoes @ Anybody Event

Body & Makeup

  • Hair: : Puft : Rhythm Darks Hud
  • πŸ€ Lipstick: Avada~ Lucente Bacco Lipstick (former White Nights item)
  • πŸ€ Eyeshadow: LIVIA// Kyla Eyeshadow (former Applique item)
  • πŸ€ Nails: ::SG:: Carmen Bento Mesh Nails (former Dubai Event item)
  • πŸ€ Body Glitter: [Cynful] Stripper Body Dust
  • All other body basics found here.

Decor & Other Information

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