Posted in Cosmopolitan, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Lelutka, poses, Second Life

I Will Be Rising

You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I’m made of glass
Like I’m made of paper
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper

I Will Be Rising

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

=Zenith=Off Shoulder Faux Fur Coat
Apl.Blossom Toya @ Cosmopolitan

pose: K&S – // Freya. Bento poses @ Access
backdrop: K&S – // Everlasting story. Backdrop @ Access

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 Bueno, Cosmopolitan, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Lelutka, poses, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Laughing at Myself

I got ahead of myself when taking this picture. I totally meant to change my hair. In editing it dawned on me that this scene was looking like one of those from a movie where the girl always looks on point. As people magically wake up with perfect hair and make up. Let’s not even talk about how pristine they are while working out, barely sweating at all, just a glistening…as if they have been sprayed with light iridescent oils. Well, this picture is in between and instead of reshooting, I figured I’d just have a laugh at my own mistake. I’ve gotten used to laughing at myself over the years, so this is nothing new.

Laughing at Myself

hair: DOUX – Carla hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
skin: [theSkinnery] Teo (LelutkaEVO) @ Kustom9

BUENO-Gia Top @ Kustom9
BUENO-Edi Sweat Pants @ Kustom9
[ VERSOV ] ARKANOV_SNEAKERS @ Kustom9

pose: Focus. Hello Autumn @ Cosmopolitan
background: Focus. The Mall Autumn Park @ Cosmopolitan

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Lelutka, Second Life, shoes, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Amarantha

One of the many brands that I’m blesssed to work for and with is Apple Blossom. Dulce36, or I know her, Reyhan is one of the most beautiful souls I’ve had the pleasure to work with on the grid. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she is still learning! I’ll admit that not all of her designs are suited to my personal taste, but one thing is for sure. The fit like a glove! I’m super excited about this Amarantha dress that she did for the Bonfire Bash edition of The Liaison Collaborative. It’s simple and plain, yet is just slightly hiked up on one side to give you a bit more sex appeal, plus the trim is incredibly detailed. I love dresses like this, because they provide the perfect opportunity to personalize the look by adding a few accessories. This is especially great for me, as I am an accessories fiend. I highly recommend you drop by the event before it closes on the 26th and try the demo. I’m sure you’ll fall in love.

Amarantha

Magika – Gemma
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
[Glam Affair] – Lelutka Applier – Willow @ C88

NANIKA – Lara Chest Belt
NANIKA – Adah Belt
Apl.Blossom Amarantha @ TLC
ROULY :: Hung Up Tights

pose: RUSSKAYA – HALLUCINATE

.PALETO.Backdrop:. MK225 @ Equal10
-MUSU- Mini-Bike Rideable (Blue) @ Equal10

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Lelutka, Second Life, [BREATHE]

Exploring Midnight in Paris

I love exploring photographic sims. I’ve been a fan of the BKLYN sim since the first time I visited. It is the absolute perfect city sim and fortunately they have a group now that allows for rezzing. They didn’t the first few times I visited. Recently, that group has done up another sim called Midnight in Paris. I finally was able to take the time to explore yesterday and it did not disappoint. It looks the best if you use their region windlight. (I’m not on the whole EEP thing yet.) This sim is perfect for photography and/or a romantic little date. There benches all over the city to provide some romantic conversations and there’s even a small cafe right on the street. I recommend turning on sounds, because the hustle and bustle of the city really adds to the experience. You might even hear some cats fighting in the alley. I did. I won’t say much more, because I encourage you to visit and see for yourself.

Exploring Midnight in Paris

Stealthic – Vesper
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
[Glam Affair] – Lelutka Applier – Willow @ C88

KIWY – Soraya Jacket @ Equal10
KIWY – Soraya Bra @ Equal10
:: MOMOCHUU :: Edith Skirt
ROULY :: Hung Up Tights
[BREATHE]-Misaku Heels @ C88

pose: Lyrium. Coco Static & Breathing + Fingers Series@ Equal10
location: Midnight in Paris

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 FaMESHed, Fashion, Lelutka, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL, [BREATHE]

I’m just enjoying life…

I opened my sim to the public yesterday and I cannot begin to tell you how sweet people have been when visiting. I surely hope it stays that way. People have been both generous and kind. And I’ve managed to scare a few with some little hidden gems I have around the sim. *giggles* It truly is wonderful to see people visiting the sim. It makes me feel good that they want to see it and experience it for themselves.
None of that really has anything to do with this picture, but I did take it on the sim….in one of the three houses that are currently there….for now. I will be changing the sim all the time. I already want to tear down one of the houses and do something else. *laughs* For now, I’m just enjoying life…as you can see. There are lots of changes on my horizon and I’m excited about each and every one of them.

I'm just enjoying life...

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

Just BECAUSE Rissa Dress @ FaMESHed
[BREATHE]-Mihoyo Heels @ FaMESHed

pose: Ana Poses – Serenity
location: Curiosity Lake

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 Events, Jian, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, skin, Uber SL

Politically Correct

“The wolf said, “You know, my dear, it isn’t safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone.”

Red Riding Hood said, “I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop your own, entirely valid, worldview. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must be on my way.”
― James Finn Garner, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

Politically Correct

Tableau Vivant \ Grim[m]Tales – Red Riding Hood @ Uber
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

(Yummy) Heirloom Ring Set
-SU!- Almond Nails

pose: Diversion – Cozy Fall @ La Vie en Pose

Serenity Style-Carson woodshed

KraftWork Bin Storage

JIAN Grey Wolf

Posted in Bueno, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Kustom9, Lelutka, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL, vinyl

Mostly Anxious

Today is going to be an exceptionally busy day for me. I have to go out into the cold world. Yes, I mean, literally cold. I need to vote and run some errands. Ugh, I so hate leaving my house. Meanwhile, at home…inworld…its that time again and I need to get TLC open and ready for our dedicated shoppers. I’m excited about this round and hope to do some pictures of some of the amazing designs our creators have exhibited this round. I don’t have a ton to talk about right now. I’m most feeling really anxious about going out today and facing the voting lines.

Mostly Anxious

DOUX – Miyeon hairstyle
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

Hangry – Street Food Gacha – Soda – Blush {7} @ Kustom9
-Pixicat- Aria Sweater @ FaMESHed
VINYL – Blunt Skirt & Belt
BUENO-Sun Boots @ Anthem

[Rezz Room] Shiba Inu Adult White Animesh (Companion)

Sweet Art -Emma Bento Poses @ Kawaii Project
ninety – lets go [ Backdrop ]