take me somewhere they have those little umbrella drinks…

take me somewhere they have those little umbrella drinks

 

Rose Dress ~ Lybra ~ now at FaMESHed

Celeste Hair & Hat ~ Elikatira ~ now at Summerfest

Pose ~ Manifeste

 

sara’s outdoor seating set ~ hive ~ now at Summerfest
bleached jute rug
decorative floor palm
sara’s coffee table
sara’s outdoor couch

Peacock Chairs Set ~ DaD ~ now at Summerfest
Peacock wicker chair
Peacock wicker chair w blanket

Planted Baskets ~ Fancy Decor ~ now at Summerfest

Happy Hour Set ~ 22769 ~ now at Summerfest
Bowl of Fruits
Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri Cocktail
Plate with Strawberries

other items used by hive:
summer tote
flip flops
yellow pillows used from summer bummer chairs

Bradley Magazine ~ Fancy Decor

Clustered Palms ~ Little Branch

Jolene Lanterns ~ MudHoney

summersong

play me a sunset

 

on her:

Maeve Hair ~ elikatira ~ now at Summerfest

Mere Boho Top ~ Vinyl ~ now at Summerfest

Liberty Denim Shorts ~ Tres Blah ~ now at Summerfest

Solar Sandals ~ fri.day ~ now at Summerfest

Summersong Necklace ~ Empyrean Forge

Nairobi Pose ~ Ana Poses

on him:

Wynehouse Tattoo ~ *Bolson ~ now at Summerfest

Guitar Pose ~ IntoXx

 

All You Need is Summer Set ~ THOR ~ now at Kustom9
Bar Counter
Bar Shelf (RARE)
Chalk Sign
Cocktail Sign (trio)
Faux Bamboo Stool
Mojito
Original Vodka
Tea Punch
Cherry Vodka
Lime Vodka
Sangria Jar
The Dark Sea Rum
The Pink Flamingo Rum
The Red Carpet Whiskey

Deck with cabinets and stuff ~ myrrine ~ now at Shiny Shabby

single deck ~ myrrine ~ now at Shiny Shabby

Sit on Some Fruit (lemon) ~ Can’t Even ~ now at Summerfest

Beach Bag ~ Pilot ~ now at Summerfest

Beach Shower ~ Pilot

Sit on Some Fruit (lime) ~ Can’t Even ~ now at Summerfest

Beach Bonfire Pit ~ Commoner ~ now at Summerfest

Pallet Chair ~ Commoner ~ now at Summerfest

Old’s Cool Radio ~ THOR

Beer Bottle ~ THOR

Beach Mats ~ THOR

Little Bongos ~ THOR

Slater Ashtray ~ THOR

To the Beach Sign ~ THOR

#metoo

.#metoo

 

I knew before my sister told me that my teenage niece had been sexually assaulted. It was a lot of little things, along with a big dose of recognition. My sister told me she’d found out after seeing her daughter’s post on Instagram: #metoo

I don’t know if I was too busy, or not interested in Hollywood drama, or just under a rock – but I missed the whole #metoo campaign that resurfaced last October. It started years ago, then started again when actresses spoke out about having been sexually abused by the same man. Thousands of women all over the world responded, replied, posted – #metoo. My niece was one of them.

And as my sister told me everything she was dealing with as a mother – shock, horror, rage, trying to understand, trying to know what to do for her child – I listened and hugged. We cried. Then, for the first time, I told her what happened to me, what helped and what didn’t, and that when or if it would make a difference, she could tell my niece in case she wanted to talk to someone who’d been through it.

I was a teenager too when it happened. I didn’t tell anyone for years. There’s been a lot of work and a lot of healing since then – and thankfully, I don’t think about it a lot now. But as I sat there with my sister, I remembered that there’s power in telling the story. In not hiding or keeping it a secret that no one should know because they’ll think of you differently.

I wish with everything in me I could reach out to my niece and be there for her. I wish I’d seen her post and could just hashtag back. But I didn’t – and she’s not ready for everyone to know. I get it. She’s talking to her mom, she’s seeing a counselor, and she’s starting to heal. That’s what’s important.

So for now, this is my way of saying what I wish I could. For my niece, and for anyone else who’s there or has been there. Who we are is not what happened. It’s not our fault, and there is nothing to be ashamed of. I promise it won’t always be the first thing you think of when someone touches you. There are great people and places that really help. It does get better.

And most of all – you are not alone.

#metoo

 

details:

Treena Hair ~ elikatira ~ now at FaMESHed

Cozy Sweater ~ BUENO ~ now at FaMESHed

Harper Jeans ~ RIOT ~ now at FaMESHed

Greer Bento Mesh Head ~ LeLutka

Tara Applier ~ *YS&YS*

Cyn’s Cozy Cover Chair ~ Bad Unicorn ~ now at FaMESHed

stealing time

stealing time

 

Aviya Hair ~ elikatira ~ now at FaMESHed

Sequoia Necklaces ~ Empyrean Forge ~ now at FaMESHed

Jane Boyfriend Jeans ~ Aphorism ~ ~ now at FaMESHed

Maristel Bento Rings & Bracelet (with color changing HUD) ~ CODEX ~ now at 4Mesh

Tank Top ~ Maitreya

Pose (Irena Series) ~ RK Poses ~ on SALE to mark the coming return of RK Poses! Go grab ALL 114 female poses for $999 (normally $5700!)

Cate Bento Mesh Head ~ Lelutka

Cate Skin Applier ~ Glam Affair ~ (available at Lelutka Mainstore)

scene:

Hudson Couch ~ Trompe Loeil ~ now at FaMESHed

Design Books ~ Apple Fall

Roses Jug ~ Apple Fall

Juliette Tea Cup ~ Apple Fall

Antique Coffee Table ~ Apple Fall

build ~ Hudson Lighthouse ~ Trompe Loeil ~ now at FaMESHed