Posted in Animals, Apple Fall, Collabor88, Events, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Home Decor, Kustom9, Lelutka, Second Life

Life is Messy

Life is messy. There’s no doubt about that. Anyone with pets or children will attest to stepping in something questionable in the middle of the night. Nothing will throw off your day faster than cleaning up a mess like that first thing in the morning. Clearly, life isn’t perfect, but rather than compare our lives to those we see on our lovely screens…I think its better to embrace it.
I know my life isn’t what I had hoped it would be and I changed my ideas about my life several times over the course of my life. Not once did I envision my life to be what it is now. I jokingly said I’d be a fat old woman who hates kids and has a bunch of cats. I don’t even have that! I mean, I don’t LOVE kids, but I surely don’t hate them. Ok, I am fat, so I got that goal down easy enough. Wait, was that a goal….oh god, I manifested that shit! Fuck me. Well, ok, so what. I’m fat, I got a grocery list of health problems and no insurance. I’m still here. I have rather decent roof over my head. *looks down at my fat body* Uhm, clearly, I have plenty to eat. *laughs* I have two running cars. I have one tiny feline terrorist and the most perfect smartest dog in all da world. And I still have my wonderful, albeit crazy, Mom. I am freaking blessed! Sure, I struggle financially, but it sure could be worse. My condo and my cars are paid in full. That’s a true blessing.
As Thanksgiving (yes, its a U.S. holiday) comes sliding around the corner, I have a lot to be thankful for and I’m thankful that I do. Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, I think its a nice reminder to take some honest inventory of the blessings in our lives. It’s easy to forget those blessings as we go about our mundane daily routines. If you’re blessed enough to be reading this, it means you’ve been blessed with a little bit of time and the luxury of internet. While, I’m not so sure you need to be grateful for reading my ramblings, I’m pretty sure you’ve got your own plethora of blessings to behold. Oh…and don’t think I forgot you. I am very very grateful that you have taken that little bit of time from your life to read my words. More grateful than I can properly express, but Thank You.♥

Life is Messy

hair: Stealthic – Vigil
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
skin: [theSkinnery] Teo (LelutkaEVO) @ Kustom9
tattoo: Apocalyptic + Becoming a dragon

Mug – Fiona Tank @ Kustom9
Mug – Fiona Thong @ Kustom9

[Rezz Room] Box Pug Adult Animesh (Holdable) @ Kustom9

scene:
hive // modern farmhouse kitchen

-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Refreshments
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Breakfast Clutter

Apple Fall Times Newspaper
Apple Fall ‘Elvira’ Plate w/ Egg, Avocado & Toast

+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Spilled Black Coffee

{vespertine} – woodland owly utensil jar.
{vespertine} – woodland cup hanger.

Second Spaces – Well-stocked Pantry – spices

Fancy Decor: Satie Coffee Machine
Fancy Decor: Satie Cream & Sugar
Fancy Decor: Satie Coffee Pods

Fancy Decor: Pour Over Coffee Maker @ C88
Fancy Decor: Kettle @ C88

dust bunny . kitchen clutter . dish drying rack . white
dust bunny . kitchen clutter . paper towels

Posted in Animals, Collabor88, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Lelutka, poses, Second Life, shopping

It’s all about Equal10!!

It’s all about Equal10!! Well, this post at least. I’ll readily admit that I am an event junkie! I love seeing designers from all over the grid all bringing out their latest and greatest in one place. Don’t get me wrong, I love some mainstore releases, too. Let’s face it, I love shopping! The thing about events, for me, is that each event usually delivers a certain flair. Equal10 has quickly become one of my favorites, because more often than not, I can count on at least three or four of my favorite stores to be presenting. This round is most definitely one of those. I did my best to squeeze in as many of my favorites as I could straight away. I mean, look at the list of credits! I love what I’m wearing. I love the pose. I love my surroundings.
I actually really love this photo and how it turned out. *winks at her haters* Yes, I used bokeh and an overlay. I know its not perfect and I’m by far no expert photographer or editor, but if you can’t love your own work….how can you expect others to like it? Naturally, with me loving the photo so much, it will probably do poorly on Flickr as that seems to be the trend when I really like a photo. *laughs* That’s just the way the Flickr cookie seems to crumble. The real point of this photo is to show off all the insanely good creations that the designers have shared with us at reasonable prices.

It's all about Equal10!!

DOUX – Rose hairstyle @ Equal10
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
[Glam Affair] – Lelutka Applier – Willow @ C88

[Cosmic Dust] – Bake Shop Donuts @ Equal10
[Rezz Room] Box Shih Tzu Adult Animesh @ Equal10
Kibitz – Bonnie’s necklace @ Equal10
(Yummy) Adel Ring Set
-SU!- Almond Nails

Lunar – Joss Sweater @ Equal10
Lunar – Joss Bra @ Equal10
Lunar – Joss Shorts @ Equal10
Lunar – Joss Socks High @ Equal10

pose: Lyrium. Brie Static & Breathing + Fingers Series @ Equal10

scene:
Cant Forget You RARE – Sometimes – The Bearded Guy

Serenity Style-Falkland Hot Cocoa Gacha @ Equal10
-Serenity Style- Falkland Hot Cocoa CART RARE
-Serenity Style- Falkland Hot Cocoa STACKED MUGS
-Serenity Style- Falkland Hot Cocoa POT OF CINNAMON
-Serenity Style- Falkland Hot Cocoa MARZIPAN STICKS
-Serenity Style- Falkland Hot Cocoa- COCOA POT
-Serenity Style- Falkland Hot Cocoa SUGAR POT


220ML – Donut Bar Package
-220ML – Donut Bar Package – Hot Drink Set
-220ML – Donut Bar Package – Alfajor Stand
-220ML – Donut Bar Package – Donut Stand
-220ML – Donut Bar Package – Logo
-220ML – Donut Bar Package – Coffee Cup


BackBone Media Pouffe (group gift)

hive // hanging devil’s ivy plant . pink variegated

Posted in Animals, Blueberry, Events, Exploration, Jian, Lelutka, Maitreya, poses, Second Life, shoes, shopping, skin, The Liaison Collaborative, Uber SL

She’s Singing

It’s 5am and my 74yr old mother is dancing through the house singing Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” I don’t even think she realizes what she’s singing, but she’s doing a well enough job that I recognize the song. I just pulled up the song on YouTube and she comes running in asking how did I know she had that song stuck in her head. *cracks up* Well, Mom, you tend to think out loud…so its not that hard to know what you’re thinking. God, I love this woman!

She's Singing

hair: Stealthic – Cordova
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

Blueberry – HBIC – Top
Blueberry – HBIC – Shorts
Blueberry – HBIC – Shoes & Socks

JIAN Bichon Frise Companion

pose: :LW: Bento Poses – Courage @ The Liaison Collaborative
(includes stick & golder retriever)

location: Curiosity Lake

Posted in Animals, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka

Make that move

I’ve been actively blogging for almost five years and while I very much enjoy taking photos, I’ve grown quite weary of my actual blog site. I know that a few of you actually read what I write, but for the most part I have found that most of my followers tend to look at the photos. If they want something in the photo they see on flickr, they will click the link to my blog and scroll straight to the credits. I’m also running out of space for my blog photos on this site. With that said, if I want to continue using this site, I will not only need to renew my subscription, but upgrade it, as well. The upgrade will more than double the yearly amount that I’m paying now. While, I’d have more than enough room for photos after the upgrade, I can’t really justify the expense. This is something that has been on my mind for several months now. I’ve wrestled with the idea of retiring completely from blogging, but let’s face it, I’m always going to take photos. I might as well list the items I’m wearing and that is easily done on Flickr. I can even hyperlink on flickr to provide slurls. Essentially, I can do everything on flickr that I do hear, aside from writing long drawn out posts. After sitting down and going over my pros&cons list, I have decided that I will be migrating my blog…or downsizing it so that I’m working more from flickr and less on wordpress. Eventually, this page will disappear, because I won’t be paying to keep the site up if I’m no longer using it. I’ll have to reach out to my sponsors, of course, as they took me on with an actual blog page in place. They may not want to continue on with me if I’m micro blogging and that’s okay. I completely understand that. So, watch my flickr for micro blogs…I’ll still post here from time to time, as its paid for through January, but the time is near and I’m definitely going to make that move.

hair: Stealthic – Devotion
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
tattoo: -7P-Ivy Tattoo
dress: Pseudo- Hubby Henley Dress @ Kustom9

pose: space cadet – journalin’ @ Harajuku

Serenity Style– Moonlight Harbor

Ayla. Summer’s Rest – Beach Bag

[Rezz Room] European Cats

Posted in Animals, Catwa, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, GenusProject, Landscaping, Lelutka, Second Life, The Liaison Collaborative, Uber SL

Just LION around

From the moment I saw these lions from Rezz Room, I knew exactly what type of photo I wanted to do. Lucky for me, I have some very patient friends that were more than willing to pose all pretty. What I was going for was one of those situations where models are doing an editorial spread and shoot on location. While they pose and look all aloof or bored, when deep down they are screaming inside because they are so close to the lions. The best part of this is that when Precious was posing, she didn’t even notice the lions until I showed her my raw shot. *dies laughing* I think she was too busy trying to look down my shirt! Meanwhile, we just dumped poor Damien in the back and told him to keep his hands to himself. *laughs* That’s probably why he’s shooting us the bird! *giggles* And Puss…well, she’s just my original toon that does as I tell her.

safari

Let’s start with the real stars of the photo:

[Rezz Room] Lion Male Adult Animesh (Companion) @ ManCave
[Rezz Room] Lioness Animesh (Companion) @ Uber
[Rezz Room] Lion Cub Animesh (Companion) @ Uber

left to right super quick credits:

Damien:
Modulus – Hugo Hair
LeLUTKA.Head.Skyler

Legal Insanity – Ronan ripped shirt
Legal Insanity – James ripped denims
EQUAL – Lee Sneakers

pose: Ana Poses – Bologna Men

Sady:
DOUX – Maddie Hairstyle @ Level
LeLUTKA Fleur Head
+Apocalyptic+ Snake seduction tattoo @ Dubai

.miss chelsea. Asha Top @ Anthem
amias – DAVIN pants gray @ Anthem
Mosquito’s Way – Olivia @ TLC

pose: FOXCITY. Spot On Bento Pose Set

Precious:
tram J0513b hair
CATWA HEAD Catya

Kibitz – Corinne’s leashed collar
Pixicat– Maire Top

pose: FOXCITY. Legs for Days Bento Pose Set

Puss: 
DOUX – Cordelia Hairstyle
GENUS Project – Classic Face

EVANI – (13) Hanna top
EVANI – (14) Hanna shorts

pose: FOXCITY. Spot On Bento Pose Set

scene created using:
(Milk Motion) road to nowhere – Desert Land
(Milk Motion) dry bushes

Skye Windswept Tree

[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry 03 – random

Serenity Style– Military 4×4 Camo RARE

Junk Food – Cooler (Black)

Posted in Animals, Blueberry, Bueno, Catwa, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Kustom9, Legacy, Second Life

Nothing new

Boy, boy, boys, boy

Stealin’ kisses from your misses
Does it make you freak out?
Got you fussing, got you worried
Scared to let your guard down

Boys, boys

Tell the neighbours I’m not sorry
If I’m breaking walls down
Building your girl’s second story
Ripping all your floors out

Saw your face, heard your name
Gotta get with you
Girls like girls like boys do
Nothing new
~ Hayley Kiyoko – Girls Like Girls

space cadet ab vinyl

Precious is wearing:
hair: Foxy – Cupid.
head:  CATWA HEAD Catya
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody
skin: Deetalez Maya European tone with freckles

^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Kibitz – Corinne’s leashed collar
BUENO-Kitty Cat-Backpack

Blueberry – FLF – 1/17 – Knotted Top
Blueberry – Authentic – Ripped Jeans
Blueberry – Authentic – Sneakers

Sady is wearing: 
hair: DOUX – Carla hairstyle
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face W001 – Mocap
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody
skin:  [Glam Affair] Josie Applier [ Genus ] @ Access

Wednesday[+] ~ Idoru Eyelashes @ Kustom9
[Heaux] Dolly Eyes

#11 CHAIN – Hoop Earrings – Silver @ Epiphany
.::Nanika::. Leah Necklace
SU!– Almond Nails
(Yummy) Bestie Ring Set
(Yummy) Spring Splendor Rings

AsteroidBox. Sienna Jacket @ Kustom9
VINYL – Biscuit Joggers @ Kustom9
[COMPLEX] RETRO LOW @ Kustom9

pose:space cadet – deep @ flourish

scene:
.PALETO. Backdrop:. Duxbury Cute @ Equal10

[Rezz Room] Rottweiler Adult Animesh

:::ChicChica::: Bubble Tea @ Equal10

Junk Food – Hot Wings @ Epiphany
Junk Food – Noodles White @ Epiphany
Junk Food – Chopsticks @ Epiphany

[Since1975]-Skateboard

Posted in Animals, Events, FaMESHed, Home Decor, Kustom9, Second Life

Overwhelmed

Well, the week is almost over. I just have to get through tomorrow and the day is jammed packs with commitments. All of them are things I’m excited about, but I’m just so overwhelmed from this week that I’m ready to crawl into my bed and stay there all weekend. Alas, I’m going to make myself adult and do what I said I’m going to do! I suspect that Sunday I will be hiding out pretty good though. I don’t have a whole lot more to talk about right now. I’m just ready to get tomorrow over with so I can finally take a day to myself and rest.

moss girl party

15. KraftWork Tuscany 1969 . Illuminated Ladder

Foxwood – Tiny Pup @ Kustom9

MINIMAL – Bella Backdrop -Orange @ Equal10

Mithral * Ring Hanger Philodendron (Lime) @ Kustom9
Mithral * Vertical Wall Pipe Hanger (Silver)

Sway’s [Door Mat] cats

dust bunny . hanging plants . double planter
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter
Con & Dust Bunny . Coffee Station – Gold

{moss&mink} 3 Tier Planter (Lt Wood)
{moss&mink} Plant – Hostas (Cream)
{moss&mink} Tealight Globe Gift (Short)
{moss&mink} Tealight Globe Gift (Tall)

{moss&mink} Event Pack – Girl Party @ FaMESHed
{moss&mink} Branch Platter
{moss&mink} Cocktail Shrimp
{moss&mink} Fruit n Nut Platter
{moss&mink} Fruity Popsicles
{moss&mink} Tanika bistro chair
{moss&mink} Tanika bistro table
{moss&mink} Wine Bucket

Posted in Animals, Collabor88, Dahlia, Events, Home Decor, Jian, Second Life

The Attention it Deserves

I absolutely love decor, but I find myself struggling with decor blogging more and more. I’m definitely to a point in my blogging career that I no longer apply for teams. I might “reapply” for a team I don’t want to leave, but I’m not looking for more. I’m starting to get back to where I started with all this and that was more about blogging exactly what I wanted, when I wanted. Now I have deadlines that rarely match my inspiration. My passion has always been fashion, but I wanted to do it all. I’m not cutting out decor entirely, but I definitely think I will continue to cut back in the upcoming months. It takes much more time than I have and the more jobs I take on in SL, the less time I have for blogging, especially decor scenes that often take me at least a week to finish. In the end, I often feel that I’m not giving decor the attention it deserves. The next time you’re decorating or shopping, zoom in close and appreciate the tiny details that creators put into their work.

serestyle

.peaches. Coira’s Summer Bash Noodle Pile

DEAD DOLL – Beach Tote

Dahlia – Flamingo Float for Deco(c)rate Special Edition

JIAN Beach Party Pointers 10. Shark Wander Pup
JIAN Beach Party Pointers 2. Adult Shorts Wanderer RARE
JIAN Beach Party Pointers 9. Crab Wander Pup
JIAN Beach Party Pointers EPP Sleepy Beach Chair Pup

PILOT – Fishing Poles
PILOT – Vintage Tackle Box [MINT]

Pitaya – Rent a surfboard

Raindale – Littlefalls fire pit for Deco(c)rate Special Edition

Serenity Style– The Beach Shop for Deco(c)rate Special Edition
Serenity Style- The Beach Shop Building
Serenity Style- The Beach Shop- Box of balls
Serenity Style- The Beach Shop- Sign1
Serenity Style- The Beach Shop- Signs2
Serenity Style- The Beach Shop- Swimmers
Serenity Style- The Beach Shop- Umbrellas

Serenity Style– Wooden Path

Sway’s [Shell] beach shells

Trompe Loeil – Rainbow Adirondack Chair @ C88

hive // flor beach accessories pack  @ Anthem
hive // beach ball
hive // flor beach tote
hive // flor simple beach towel . adult
hive // flor tassled beach towel .adult
hive // young coconut drink

Posted in Animals, breathe, Cynful, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Legacy, Lelutka, Reign, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shoes, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative, Uber SL, vinyl

my lil butt is staying put

I have to believe this has been the craziest year of most people’s lives. I can only imagine what else 2020 will bring for the second half of the year. I’m pretty sure whatever it is will leave us scratching our heads in wonder. One thing is for sure, more than ever before I do not want to leave my house. I know a lot of people are feeling cooped up and are itching to get out the door and do anything…just to get out of the house. For me, it hasn’t been that big of a deal. I didn’t want to leave the house before the virus. Now? Nah, my ass is staying right here. I’m not even trying to get out there to do anything. I am perfectly content staying in my comfortable little condo with my pets and my mother. We have everything we need and when we do need something, there are people out there to deliver it. This works for me. Yep, my lil butt is staying put.

stealthic cynful vinyl lyrium reign rezz

hair: Stealthic – Endless @ Anthem
head: LeLUTKA Lake Head 1.2
eyes:  [Heaux] Piper Eyes @ Anthem
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [Glam Affair]  LIllian Skin [ Lelutka ] @ Uber

lashes: MICHAN – Lilith Lashes Fatpack [Lel EVO] @ TLC
eyeshadow: IDTTY FACES – LELUTKA HALF TIME COLLECTION # 5 @ ShinyShabby
lipstick: IDTTY FACES – LELUTKA HALF TIME COLLECTION #10 @ ShinyShabby
nails: -SU!- Almond Nails

Cynful Zipper Top @ LeVeL
VINYL – Chickory Pants @ FaMESHed
[BREATHE]-Mimoko Heels @ Kinky

pose: Lyrium. Bree Series @ Dubai

scene:
MINIMAL – London Rooftop Scene @ Uber

[Rezz Room] Pug Adult Animesh

REIGN.- FRESH SQUEEZED LEMONADE

PILOT – Burger Meal

Posted in Animals, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, Reign, Second Life, shoes, shopping

We consume for comfort

“Some people engage in retail therapy, buying new things to make themselves feel more secure, and others engage in knowledge therapy, amassing new ideas to make themselves feel like they know something. We consume for comfort. We rely on certainty to shield us from the pain of confusion. The truth is staggering, colossal, unfathomable, so we cling to our bite-sized lies. We organize knowledge into bulleted lists and line graphs while the wisdom of the present moment sits patiently at the doors of our perception.”
― Vironika Tugaleva, The Art of Talking to Yourself

miu little fox reign

hair:  tram J0616 hair @ Uber
head: LeLUTKA Lake Head 1.2
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [Glam Affair] Bia Skin [ Lelutka ] @ Kustom9
.:Vegas:. Tattoo Earthly @ Uber

RichB. Halo Cuffs
REIGN.- SLOUCHY TOTE BAG PAN DUH
Miu – Kiara top @ TresChic
Little Fox – Skinny low jeans
REIGN.- ORA SLIDES

pose: Diversion – Dial Up Poses includes Phone Box 

(Milk Motion) La trattoria alley

dust bunny . fresh fruit stand . full set

[Rezz Room] Rottweiler Adult Animesh