how much better is silence…

how much better is silence

“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.”
~ Virginia Woolf


Carly Hair ~ RAMA ~ now at Shiny Shabby

Maggie’s Tshirt Out ~ RKKN ~ now at Shiny Shabby

Innocence Panties ~ Aphorism ~ now at Kustom9

I ❤ Coffee Pose (pose 3) ~ K&S Poses

Heart’s Necklace ~ kunst


Lily of the Valley ~ LODE Decor ~ now at Shiny Shabby

The Simple Things Set ~ THOR ~ now at FaMESHed
Country Tile 2
Kitchen Knife
Metal Jar with Herbs
Old Dining Table
Olive Oil Tin Cruet
Wooden Chopping Board
Dinette Chair

Grey Cat ~ THOR (gift, not for sale)

Rural Farmhouse ~ Apple Fall

Atelier Pendant Lamp ~ Apple Fall

Stoneware Vessels ~ Apple Fall

Neva’s Laundry Basket ~ Apple Fall

Botanical Study 2 ~ Apple Fall

Patchwork Rug ~ Apple Fall

World Atlas books ~ kunst


kindred spirits

kindred spirits

“You’re the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we’d know each other a long time.”
~ Brian Andreas



Hayley Hair ~ RAMA ~ now out for FaMESHed Go!

Lula Dress ~ Tres Blah ~ now at FaMESHed

Soho Necklace ~ Dahlia ~ now at FaMESHed

Boat ~ Apple Fall ~ now out for FaMESHed Go!


*Justine’s version here



coffee stop

.coffee stop


Gossip Hair ~ Lamb ~ now out for FaMESHed Go!

Sheer Crop Top & Bra ~ COCO ~ now at FaMESHed

Cropped Track Pants ~ COCO ~ now at FaMESHed

Streetwear Sneakers ~ RKKN

Backpack ~ Thalia Heckroth

coffee take away ~ Tentacio ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Pose ~ Del May


Container Building ~ BellEquipe ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Kitchen Counter & Stove ~ BellEquipe ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Kitchen Upper Cabinet ~ BellEquipe ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Menu sign ~ BellEquipe ~ now at 6ºRepublic

High Table ~ IDEZA ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Oxidized Stool – Blue ~ IDEZA ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Oxidized Stool – Black ~ IDEZA ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Oxidized Stool – Yellow ~ IDEZA ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Long Coffee ~ IDEZA ~ now at 6ºRepublic

The Bill Please! ~ IDEZA ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Capuccino ~ IDEZA ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Santa Fe Patio Rug ~ Artisan Fantasy ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Tower Burger RARE ~ CLAVv ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Sunflower Beef Burger ~ CLAVv ~ now at 6ºRepublic

BBQ Sauces ~ CLAVv ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Grind City Rock Star Sign ~ Quasi ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Jeep Wrangler ~ TORO ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Musicland Nashville Store RARE ~ Serenity Style ~ ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Musicland Nashville Electric Guitar ULTRA RARE ~ Serenity Style ~ ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Musicland Nashville Records Cabinet ~ Serenity Style ~ ~ now at 6ºRepublic

High Traffic – Traffic Lights ~ zerkalo ~ now at 6ºRepublic

hedge ~ anhelo ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Buildings of the Meiji Period ~ BellEquipe

But Oak ~ The Little Branch ~ now at FaMESHed

Yellow Orchid Tree ~ The Little Branch ~ now out for FaMESHed Go!

Hyggelig Chair ~ Thistle ~ now out for FaMESHed Go!

Madelief Coffee Table ~ Thistle ~ now out for FaMESHed Go!

Urban Bike ~ Nutmeg

Handbag & Scarf ~ Apple Fall

Crumpled Newspaper ~ Apple Fall

Red Teacloth ~ Apple Fall

mass canes plant ~ hive

double planter ~ dust bunny ~ now at FaMESHed

Low Table ~ THOR

Magazines ~ Fancy Decor




Scarlett Top & Savanna Shorts ~ Giz Seorn ~ now at FaMESHed

Leonardo Tattoo ~ *Bolson ~ now at TMD

Luna Hair ~ DOUX

Belgrad Pose ~ Ana Poses


Mojave Refuge ~ THOR ~ now at 6ºRepublic

NOWHERE Sign ~ THOR ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Oregon Chair ~ Architect ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Oregon Stool ~ Architect ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Oregon Table/Bench ~ Architect ~ now at 6ºRepublic

*Maine* Lobster Crate – Bare ~ isil ~ now at 6ºRepublic

*Maine* Lobster Crate – Red ~ isil ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Broken M-TANG ~ P&W Design ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Mojave Dreamin’ Set ~ THOR ~ coming 5/15 to Kustom9
Be Wild Pillow
Dream Big Pillow
Free Spirit Low Table
Mojave Cushion
Mojave Cushion Duo
Mojave DIY Setee (ULTRARARE)
Mojave Rug
Mojave Skull Pillow
Mojave Terrarium
Mojave Wooden Dividers (1 & 3)
Mojave Pallet Wall Divider
Mojave Skull Dreamcatcher

Items from Freak Shelter Set ~ THOR
Grunge Barrel Seat
Stoner Box
Little Bongos
Slater Ashtray
Boho Guitar

Items from The Summer is Gone Set ~ THOR
The Vintage Radio
The Old Books
The Fish Bowl

Old’s Cool Peggy S. Beer ~ THOR

Motivational Moleskin ~ THOR

potted cactus plants ~ hive

Sleepy Shepherd ~ jian

Flip Flops ~ Kalopsia

Perly Dreamcatcher ~ Ariskea




Star Hair ~ Lamb ~ now at FaMESHed

Carissa Bodysuit ~ Thalia Heckroth

Barley Pants ~ new from Thalia Heckroth

Mandala Platforms ~ Pure Poison ~ now at FaMESHed

Pose ~ RK Poses


Las Vegas Suite ~ elev8 ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Cale Wall Decor ~ MudHoney ~ now at 6ºRepublic

Balla Living Room Set ~ David Heather ~ now at 6ºRepublic
Balla Rug
Balla Plant
Balla Coffee Table
Balla Coffee
Balla Cactus
Balla Tablet
Balla Backpack
Balla Sofa
Balla Laptop
Balla Console
Balla Chandelier
Balla Stereo
Balla Mirror
Balla Floor Lamp
Balla Bags
Balla Sidetable
Balla Lamp
Balla Phone

potted cactus plants ~ hive
prickly pear cactus
san pedro cactus

the big couch

the big couch


We’d end each day the same way – all of us watching some tv show or another, Mom on the big couch, we three sort of squished together on the love seat. She’d barely make it to the first commercial break before she was asleep.

We complained about it then – that she should just go up to her room and to bed – leave us with both couches, and not having to whisper so we wouldn’t wake her.  It wasn’t fair – selfish, even. Why did she always get the big couch? That memory became one of those things from childhood my brother, sister, and I remembered and laughed about – and for years, it still held this subtle edge of judgement.

And then there was the day my Mom shared with me what it was really like for her to be a single mom.

She told me how it was to be young, and scared – mostly all of the time. She worried that although my Dad was wonderful – a very active parent, supportive financially – that if anything ever happened to him, she wouldn’t be able to support us on her own. It kept her up at night. She took out loans and put herself back in school. She became a nurse – because nurses always had a job. Then she put herself through grad school so she could take on more responsibility, with more job security. I just thought she wanted it. She worked full time, carried a full load in school, and made dinner every night. She was at every school play, soccer game, band concert, tennis match, etc., etc. I suppose I knew at least some of it, but like I know the ground is under me – I never really thought about it – not like that.

And then – then, she told me about the couch.

She said every night she sat down intending to spend time with us. We were the most important thing in her life – she just wanted to be with us. She wanted to laugh with us, and she wanted to watch Little House on the Prairie with us. She knew we grumbled about it, and promised herself over and over she’d stay awake. But, every night, she fell asleep. She was just too exhausted. She cried when she told me. So did I.

There are a lot of ways I probably could depict my Mom as a young woman – but this – this is my Mom. My beautiful, courageous, selfless, Mom.


where the day starts early

where the day starts early


old tractor ~ hive ~ now at 6º Republic

Carolina Barn ~ BAZAR ~ now at 6º Republic

shed side tree ~ anhelo ~ now at 6º Republic

Hillbilly Livin’ Soap Sign ~ Apt B ~ now at 6º Republic

Texas House ~ not so bad ~ now at 6º Republic

haystack ~ not so bad ~ now at 6º Republic

wood barrel ~ not so bad ~ now at 6º Republic

rocking chair ~ not so bad ~ now at 6º Republic


Breeze Shirt ~ BUENO

Jane Boyfriend Jeans ~ Aphorism

Nashville Boots ~ REIGN

Minami Hair ~ ARGRACE

Pose ~ RK Poses

chrysoprase & porphyry

green thumb

“But always, to her, red and green cabbages were to be jade and burgundy, chrysoprase and porphyry. Life has no weapons against a woman like that.”
~ Edna Ferber


Alveena Potting Shed ~ Apple Fall ~ now at FaMESHed

Copper Shovel & Pitchfork ~ Apple Fall ~ now at FaMESHed (group gift!)

hanging plants ~ dust bunny ~ now at FaMESHed
cheese plant
double planter
ivy planter
spider planter

Bur Oak ~ Little Branch ~ now at FaMESHed

Other Items used from Apple Fall:
Ladderback Chair
Oil Lantern
Stepladder Table
Retro Radio
Canvas Tote
Milk Urn w/ Wild Geraniums
Potting Shelf
Red Teacloth
Hetton Barn Conversion
Cranfield Fence

potted herbs ~ [keke]

potted mint ~ [keke]

Stacks of Pots ~ THOR

Gardener Shear ~ THOR

Planter’s Crate ~ kunst

Metal Bucket ~ kunst

Can Planter ~ kunst

extra pots ~ hive

ladder ~ revival

stone floor ~ aisling

grasses ~ HPMD

Dwarf Forest (shrubbery) ~ alirium