Posted in Apple Fall, Dahlia, Events, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Try to be Better

It saddens me to know that there are so many people out there expending valuable time and energy on hateful activities. More than ever the world needs love. More than ever people need compassion. More than ever we need open minds and open hearts. Is it really so hard for us to keep our nasty, negative comments to ourselves? Listen, this isn’t a lecture. Far be it for me, of all people, to tell others how to live. I’m as far from perfect as they get and I’m as guilty as the next person of making snarky comments about someone I don’t even know to a friend in a private IM. However, these things haunt me when I lie down to sleep at the end of the day. These thoughts do not rinse away when I wash my face and brush my teeth before bed. No, these wretched thoughts haunt me…sometimes for years. So, why do we do it? I don’t have an answer, but I do know that I’m going to try to be better.

mudhoney fameshed x june 2020

28_8f8 – Art of Nature – Hoya Kerrii
09_8f8 – Art of Nature – Cherry

West Village Glass Jar Candle – Blue Glass

Dahlia – Lazy Days – Hydrangea – Mixed Purple / Silver 25
Dahlia – Ariana – Jewelry Display – Pink
Dahlia – Dolled up – Vanity Mirror – Silver 14
Dahlia – Denmark – Blanket – Blush

dust bunny . lauren bathroom . hanging towel
dust bunny . lauren bathroom . bath bombs
dust bunny . blossom books
dust bunny . bunny alarm clock . pink
dust bunny . hoya plant
dust bunny . ivy room divider
dust bunny . lauren bathroom . hanging robe . a
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter
dust bunny . lauren bathroom . rug . white
dust bunny . hanging plants . double planter
dust bunny & con . lauren bathroom . vanity basket
dust bunny . lauren bathroom . toothbrush holder
dust bunny . lauren bathroom . qtip container
dust bunny . lauren bathroom . cotton ball container
dust bunny . gentlemen’s treats basket
dust bunny . hanging plants . cheese plant

MudHoney Sloan Sink @ FaMeshed X
MH Sloan Towel Ladder
MH Sloan Mirror
MH Sloan Sconce
MH Sloan Sink PG – Fatpack

MudHoney Pax Stone Tray
MudHoney Carter Label Box – White
MudHoney Mirror Box
MudHoney Carter Art – Girl
MudHoney Stone Pyramid
MudHoney Carter Art – Wolf
MudHoney Baobab Tree

Serenity Style– Vintage Treasures – Bookshelf

Posted in Animals, Artisan Fantasy, Collabor88, Dahlia, Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Lamb, Legacy, Lelutka, Reign, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

If Life Gives You Lemons

They say that if life gives you lemons you should make lemonade, but what if lemonade gives you heartburn? I say there are lots of ways to use lemons. In fact, I could surpass Bubba Gump and his uses for shrimp if I started listing all the things you can do with lemons. Soooo, if lemonade gives you heartburn, like it does me, then make lemon cake or lemon cookies or use it for cleaning or use it with chicken or fish….you see where this is going. The point is…if life gives you lemons, you’re ahead of the game! Now, if life gives you crabs….well, you might need to slow down and see a doctor.

tarte reign osmiz lamb rezzroom

wearing:
hair: Lamb. Cosmic @ Collabor88
head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 1.0
body:  [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [the Skinnery] Ashley (Lelutka) @ Uber

OSMIA – Luna.Top.Lounge Set @ Equal10
OSMIA – Luna.Pants.Lounge Set @ Equal10
REIGN.- DAINTY SNEAKERS @ Collabor88

Fashiowl – Fresh Lemonade Stand- Pose (rez) RARE

tarte. little fruit tree A (lemon) @ Uber
tarte. little fruit tree B (lemon) @ Uber
tarte. little fruit tree C (lemon) @ Uber

[Rezz Room] English Bulldog Adult Sniff
[Rezz Room] English Bulldog Adult Play

*AF* Picnic 4 – Lemonade Barrel

Dahlia – Lemon Print – Gift
Dahlia – Highgarden – Lemon Cakes on Platter

42 – 8f8 – Green Grocers – Lemon

[ARIA] Martina decorative lemonade tray

 

Posted in crate, Events, Home Decor, Kustom9, Second Life, shopping

Pocketful of Sunshine

I got a pocket,
Got a pocketful of sunshine
I’ve got a love and I know that it’s all mine
Oh, oh, oh
Do what you want,
But you’re never gonna break me,
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me
Oh, oh, oh

I got pocket,
Got a pocketful of sunshine
I’ve got a love and I know that it’s all mine
Oh, oh, oh

Wish that you could,
But you ain’t gonna own me
Do anything you can to control me

….

There’s a place that I go
That nobody knows
Where the rivers flow
And I call it home
And there’s no more lies
And the darkness is light
And nobody cries
There’s only butterflies
~ Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine

crate anthem

crate Bahia Hanging Chair – Neutral @ Anthem

Ariskea[Echo] Hanging Ivy plant [Mint] @ Anthem

Ariskea [Eli] Cat Planter Smiley [1] @ Kustom9
Ariskea [Eli] Cat Planter relaxed [2] @ Kustom9

Mithral * Angled Table (Wood Pack) @ Kustom9
Mithral * Framed Terrarium (Pack C) @ Kustom9

Mithral * Caladium Florida Clown (Pack C) @ Equal10
Mithral * Mounted Staghorn Fern (Rectangle) @ Equal10

Dust Bunny & Con . Florence Bedroom . Moon Child Sign @ Anthem

dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
dust bunny . elephant ear plant
dust bunny . potted dragon tree

8f8 – Beautiful Imperfections – Mr.Broken & Ms.Daisy @ Anthem

{yumyum} Vertical Garden (wood)

Posted in Events, Home Decor, Second Life

Now in ruins

Once upon a time it had been a grand house, almost a mansion. It stood alone at the end of a long winding wooded road. Now in ruins, remnants of what once was remain as broken echos of a time long gone. The only sign of life is the lone red balloon that lingers near the piano and ever growing foliage that attempts to consume the wreckage over the years.

Kraftwork 8f8

30_8f8 – forgotten secrets – her little balloon @ Epiphany
29_8f8 – forgotten secrets – can you read the sound? @ Epiphany

[ keke ] willow leaves for ground – maxi

KraftWork Once Upon a House @ Epiphany
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Old Curtains
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Light Broken Chair 1
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Light Broken Chair 2
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Old Luggage Old Leather
KraftWork Once Upon a House . RARE Abandoned House
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Light Destroyed Piano
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Light Broken Table
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Scattered Papers
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Dark Vanity Dirty Mirror

Posted in Catwa, Cynful, Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, Maitreya, Mina Hair, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL, vinyl

Just hold onto me

“So I won’t go
I’m still living in the middle of a one-way war
I can’t fight it but I’m trying to be what you want, yeah
You can’t sing but you’re singing this anyway
And anyway, so please just hold onto me
This is no end, we’re not finished here
Finding our way, we’re just changing
Becoming more than I think of me, yeah
These fears in my head, dreams in my bed
They won’t get the best of me, yeah
‘Cause I chase dreams ’til the end
These nightmares all bend
Silver linings are all I need
So, please, just hold on to me
I’ve slayed these demons, they’re old to me
Recurring dreams, this is happening
Tearing my seams from reality
And I just want you to feel love
Before it disappears
‘Cause we are more than we’re not
So never fear to feel
Good when everything’s wrong (love!)
And find some beauty there (not!)
‘Cause all we ever are is brave”

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Basics:
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Dee Applier

hair: MINA – Luane @ Uber
Cynful Sassy’s Camisole @ FaMESHed
VINYL – Sky Ripped Jeans @ Uber

8f8 – Driftwood HAMMOCK

location: Scarlett Isle

Posted in Bondi, Catwa, Cosmopolitan, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Maitreya, Mina Hair, Second Life, shoes, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Closer to the Light

I was listening to one of my favorite artists while taking this photo and I thought that perhaps I’d use one of her songs. I will provide a link, of course. However, instead of sharing lyrics that don’t really express what I’m feeling right now, I want to explain why her music really draws me in. If you’ve never heard of her, I hope you will listen to the song I’ve linked below and explore more of her music on youtube.
While I love all sorts of music, there’s something magical about Tash. I never try to sing along or even really understand the lyrics. I simply chill out. There’s just this peace that washes over me and if there’s a fan blowing on me (there almost always is) then I can feel myself transcending to a completely different plane. I’ll let you judge for yourself, but I’d love to know how she makes you feel….if you like her, that is…I do realize she’s not for everyone. *smiles*

Here’s my favorite video of hers: Tash Sultana – Jungle

jungle

wearing:
hair:  MINA Hair – Hattie @ Arcade
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
^^Swallow^^ Crusties Ears 2.0
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

BONDI . TheOscuro Sunglasses @ Cosmopolitan
[ rD ] Banje Necklace @ FaMESHed
Addams // Yvette Lace Boho Shirt
Addams // Electra Denim Shorts
Mosquito’s Way – Alison @ TLC

pose in: 8f8 – Driftwood HAMMOCK
location: The Liaison Collaborative sim

Posted in Bueno, Collabor88, Dahlia, Events, Home Decor, Quasi, Reign, Second Life, The Liaison Collaborative, unKindness

Let the Stories Unfold

“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy,” – Juan Montoya.

In honor of the quote and all the designers that have pieces in this setting, I leave you to explore, as there are many stories to be told, if you simply open your mind and let the stories unfold.

classic

Fancy Decor: Faline set (*new* @ C88)
-Fancy Decor: Faline Sofa – Tapestry
-Fancy Decor: Faline Wall Panel (gold)
-Fancy Decor: Faline End Table (gold & white)
-Fancy Decor: Faline Handled Bowl
-Fancy Decor: Faline Coffee Table (gold & white)
-Fancy Decor: Faline Candlestick
-Fancy Decor: Faline Armchair – Tapestry

Fancy Decor: Bonham Rug

16 Fancy Decor: Van Gogh Sketch

Quasi – Lovers 3D Art Piece

uK – Gothic Mannequin (B) (*neew* @ TFC)

Mutresse-Shortie Cats (*new* @ Arcade)

Dahlia – Joanna’s – Macaroon Box (*new* @ AuLovely)
Dahlia – Joanna’s – Macaroons – Set 2 D
Dahlia – Joanna’s – Metal Serving Tray – Gold

Dahlia – Concetta – RoseTea Tin – White (*new* @ TLC)
Dahlia – Concetta – Closed – Tea Tin – Gold

Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag – RARE .01
Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag Gacha – Sunglasses & Candy .04
Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag Gacha – Lipstick, mascara & Cream .05
Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag Gacha – Perfume & Lipgloss .06
Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag Gacha – Compacts & Foundation .07

Dahlia – Curious – Sparkle Bottle – Blue
Dahlia – Curious – Sparkle Bottle – Teal
Dahlia – Curious – Sparkle Bottle – Red

Dahlia – Mayza – Clutch

REIGN.- PLANNER- GIRL BOSS (DECOR)- #17

Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs

tres blah– Jolie – Golden Hand
-tb- Bon Voyage – Books
-tres blah- Pampered – Bouquet
-tres blah- Jolie – Train Case

Apt B // Hello Billy – Hatboxes

[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems – Square Box

Scarlet Creative The Arcade Sep 15 – Greenwich Telephone

8f8 – Mange Destin 06 – Rich chocolate truffles

BUENO-Wallet-Cream

DIGS – Hand-Rolled Smoking Decor

*YS&YS* Holborn Hanging Ivy

[Schultz Bros.] 13. Chandelier

hive // macrame hanging plant . white

15.erratic / coc – dragonfly jar

PILOT – Hanging Planter [White]

striped mocha – hanging lotuses – gold

Posted in Cosmopolitan, Death Row Designs, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Jian, RunAway Hair, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL, unKindness

Oh Deer

When I was putting this scene together, I couldn’t help but get lost as I was thrown down memory lane. Earlier this year, I lost my aunt. I shouldn’t say I lost her, because to be honest, I didn’t really like her. My mom lost her sister. My mom was and still is quite heartbroken. While I didn’t like my aunt very much, there were things I liked about her. I loved visiting her for a few days at a time, because she lived on a mountain in the hills of West Virginia. I know, I know, but seriously, its a beautiful state, especially in the fall when the leaves are so vibrant. I loved being so enveloped in mother nature. There were deer that would come into her yard every night as the sun was going down and you never knew when you’d see a bear lurking about looking for apples. My aunt was especially gullible and I even had her hunting ghost orbs in the Catholic cemetery at the bottom of the mountain once. *laughs* Her home was rustic and so far removed from modern society to include dial up internet as it was all she could get where she lived.
I didn’t agree with her views on life, religion, or politics. I didn’t think she was a very nice person, but there we managed to share some funny moments. Like the time we mouthed words to each other and made my mother think she was going deaf. She fought hard the last few years of her life and finally couldn’t fight anymore. I understood that and I admired her decision to tell her family she was done fighting. To say goodbye and let her go. I know that took a lot of courage for her, considering how close she was to her children and how much she loved her husband. I dedicate this post to her, even though she has never approved of me, my lifestyle, my beliefs, etc. *laughs*

oh deer

wearing:
hair:  [RA] Rachel Hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Scandalize. Megan (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Sour Times (*new* @ Darkness Monthly)

scene:
llorisen // simeon lodge (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Trompe Loeil – Keithia Bed Dark  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
+Half-Deer+ Favorite Sweater Clutter – ALL – Draped Over
DRD gg rug brown
*Shabby* Boho Vintage Chest
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Sep 15 – Greenwich Telephone
dust bunny . bunny alarm clock . brown
23- 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Lamp
uK – Simply Said Karma RARE (*new* @ Gacha Gardens)
dust bunny . spotted begonia
BALACLAVA!! Books [horizontal A]
!! Follow US !! Safety dog with pants
Apt B // Hello Billy – Hatboxes
!gO! SteamTeddy +Mad+
[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems – Dress Form
Kalopsia – Curtaina – Chevron Beige
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 2
Fancy Decor: Hasting Bench (white) (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Open Book (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Rain Boots (*new* @ Uber)
Second Spaces – snow day books – messy stack
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 3
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 1
[Black Bantam] Puppies At Play (*new* @ Chapter Four)
DRD – Series 01 – Floor Lamp – Light2.
*MSS* Garden Party Hanging Wicker Ball Natural

outside:
JIAN Fallow Deer Buck & Doe (*new* @ FaMESHed)
LB_Conifer.v2{Seasons}

Posted in Bloom, Bueno, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Home Decor, Mina Hair, Phedora, Prism Events, Red Fish, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping

Stop & Smell the Roses

Shopping heaven has begun, with some major events kicking off like Bloom and Epiphany, then there’s Luxe Box and Kustom9…not to mention Uber is just around the corner and then another round of FaMESHed! Yes, I know there are even more events than that going on…let’s not forget the Fifty Linden Friday rolls around every week…not to mention so many other events that are still going on like ON9…my goodness the list is endless. What I love most is that with almost everything having finally made the conversion to mesh and the prim allowance increase on land, we can finally fill our shelves with tons of gorgeous little knick knacks and flowers, picture frames and more. So, shopping is even more fun that ever. I no longer have to stop myself from buying those adorable collectibles, because I can proudly display them all now.
If I’m completely honest, I can tell you without hesitation that unpacking all my little treasures and finding homes for them all is one of my favorite past times in Second Life. When its all said and done, I can just sit back, play some great tunes and enjoy the fruits of my labor…and sometimes I can literally stop and smell the roses..like the ones on my shelf.

smell the roses

wearing:
hair:  MINA Hair – Inkie [Windy Ponytail] RARE (*new* @ Epiphany)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Scafan tattoo (*new* @ Thrift Shop)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
[Fetch] Messy Sleeper – Sunshine Mask (*new* @ Bloom)
[Fetch] Messy Sleeper – White Shirt (*new* @ Bloom)
[Fetch] Messy Sleeper – Geo Pants (*new* @ Bloom)
Phedora ~  Clelia Platforms (*new* @ Bloom)

pose by !bang floor sits 3M

scene:
{anc} Cardboard boxes [natural]
Fancy Decor: Desk & Cabinets v. 2 (FLF April 14, 2017)
tarte. flask (mustache) RARE
8f8 – Mange Destin 06 – Rich chocolate truffles
03. Garbaggio // Plant Pot 03 c/m (*new* @ Bloom)
Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs (*new* @ Bloom)
Fancy Decor: Ladder Shelf v. 2 (FLF April 14, 2017)
[Commoner] Framed Art / “Stop & Smell the Roses” (*new* @ Bloom)
BUENO– Laptop Blessed
Fancy Decor: Potted Crocus (Pink/black) (*new* @ Bloom)
Can’t Even – Lily Painting (*new* @ Bloom)
02 Fancy Decor: Opulent Egg (emerald) (*new* @ Bloom)
01 Fancy Decor: Pearl Embellished Egg RARE (*new* @ Bloom)
!gO! SteamTeddy +Ace+
PILOT – Treble Clef [Gold]
[Commoner] Gun Vase with Rose (*new* @ Bloom)
Ariskea[Blush] Teapot Peonie  [Fushia] (*new* @ Bloom)
*AF* Origami Dove – Music
03 Fancy Decor: Opulent Egg (amethyst) (*new* @ Bloom)
Ariskea[Blush] Cane Chair [Blue] (*new* @ Bloom)
Ariskea[Blush] Chair Pillow [Sweety Bloom] (*new* @ Bloom)

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Kiss the Sky

“Purple haze, all in my brain
Lately things they don’t seem the same
Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why
Excuse me while I kiss the sky”
~Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze

kiss the sky_003

I’ve written before about lyrics being misunderstood or misheard. Purple Haze is one of those songs for me. I was one of the many that thought the song said, “Excuse me while I kiss this guy.” Its funny now, but it changes the song completely and what the song meant to me for many years. I think the most amusing thing I’ve read about this song is that he wrote this song after having a dream about a purple haze engulfing him while he was underwater and that Jesus saved him. Ironically, most people think the song is about drugs…LSD trips to be more specific.

kiss the sky3

I love that music can inspire people in so many ways. I think Second Life is like that, too. We came to SL for a variety of reasons and I always think its interesting to find out what and who brought people to SL. My real life friend, Jenni, brought me to SL…we won’t talk about her master plan to get rich and how quickly that failed. Let’s just say that three months later, she had left SL and I had begun to meet people that would forever alter the course of my life.
kiss the sky2
I am so grateful for the Second Life community and the boundless friendships that I’ve cultivated across the grid…around the world. I am grateful for the creative outlet allowed me through blogging and photography. Most of all…well…Excuse me while I kiss this guy.
*winks*

wearing:
hair: Magika – Luxe Box: May
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Kibitz – MSG necklaces [gold] insane
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[Cynful] Casual Cut – Olive
Kibitz– Zaris bracelet – copper
Kibitz – Maya ring set – copper
#EMPIRE – Freesia

scene:
HIDEKI– The Forest open cabin (July)
uK – Autumn Vanity Table w/Mirror
uK – StiKs Lights_Mossy Wood
uK – Hippie Hooray Sky Tapestry (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
11 – 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Bucket of Roses
uK – ILoveUs Artwork
uK – Canvas Hope Floor Lamp
uK – Canvas Hope Day Bed
=EliBaily= Ivy

poses by Del May some edited using AnyPose