Posted in Events, Fancy Decor, Foxcity, Home Decor, Second Life

…there won’t be any hot water left

MudHoney has created a luxurious shower, that I’d give an arm to have in real life. Mind you, if I had this shower in real life, I would need an extra large hot water heater, cuz I would not want to get out of the shower anytime soon. Where was I? Oh yes, the shower in Second Life…*grins*…as you can see it is more than big enough for two adults and yes, there are animations for them, too. The animations are bento and include facial expressions for those that like that extra bit of realism. The name MudHoney means quality, so you know right away the details of this shower are going to be on point. I love that I can actually decorate this shower, as it is literally like a small room. Thank God for endless hot water in SL, because by the time I’m done…there won’t be any hot water left.

purify me
There will be no hot water left, when I’m done.

head: GENUS Project – Baby Face
SU!– Piercing Set 01
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Rose   @ Uber
Tattoo “Blinded Justice”_by GoK
hair: *ARGRACE* CHIZURU_II

pose: FOXCITY. Cleanse Bento Pose Set

scene:
MudHoney Sloan Shower @ FaMESHed X

#4 Elm. Bathroom Decor Towel Gold
#10 Elm. Bathroom Decor Glass Jars
#11 Elm. Bathroom Decor Hand Soap Gold
#14 Elm. Bathroom Decor Shower Lotions Gold

Fancy Decor: Crane Lotion & Soap Bottles

Mutresse-Bath-Shortie Cats

+Half-Deer+ Spilled Liquid – Large Puddle – Water Set

Posted in Catwa, Cynful, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Second Life

Coastline

“I’m leaving home for the coastline
Some place under the sun
I feel my heart for the first time
‘Cuz now I’m moving on oh yeah
I’m moving on
And there’s a place that I’ve dreamed of
Where I can free my mind
I hear the sounds of the season
And lose all sense of time”

snapshot_044

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

hair: *ARGRACE* SAYO
(Yummy) Free Spirit Rings
Ascendant – Old Love Nails

.:villena:. – Windbreaker Jacket
Cynful Mocha’s Bikini Set @ Anthem

pose: FOXCITY. What Gives Bento Pose Set
location: Scarlett Isle

Posted in Catwa, crate, Dahlia, Home Decor, Jian, Second Life

Her Night Before Christmas

It was the night before Christmas
all the presents were wrapped
She laid her head down,
for a five minute nap…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Ok, that’s my Christmas poem, you’re welcome!

Most of you know that I’m not particularly enjoying the holiday season this year. In fact, this year I kinda hate it. However, that does not mean I can’t be happy for those that are loving it. So, to all my readers, friends, and anyone else that stumbles across these words. I hope that your life is filled with all the love & laughter you deserve. ♥

the night before xmas

wearing:
hair:  *ARGRACE* KOHAKU
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: –Belleza– Freya
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

(Yummy) Ouija Ring Set
UC_Kyra_dancer_dress (*new* @ Dubai)

pose by Bauhaus Movement

scene:
JIAN Christmas Tree 2017 Decorated

O.M.E.N – Christmas Morning – Gift Boxes VIP BOX
Astralia – Unicorns Christmas (Gift Boxes)

Dahlia – Decorative Folk Christmas Tree – Iron (group gift)
Dahlia – Santa Milk & Cookies (group gift)

crate Wrap It Up ~ Suitcase Kit (*new* for Naughty or Nice)
crate Wrap It Up ~ Floor Clutter (*new* for Naughty or Nice)

*HEXtraordinary* Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree Light – Green

Posted in CandyDoll, Catwa, Events, Fashion, Pose Fair, Second Life, Uber SL

Wake Me Up

Avicii ~ Wake Me Up

Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can’t tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start
They tell me I’m too young to understand
They say I’m caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes
Well that’s fine by me
So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lost
So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lost
I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
I hope I get the chance to travel the world
And I don’t have any plans
I wish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life’s a game made for everyone
And love is a prize
So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lost
So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know I was lost
Wake Me Up
wearing:
hair:   *ARGRACE* CHIZURU
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
lipstick: Ascendant – Cotton Candy Lipstick
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Willow – Jamaica (*new* @ Uber)
_CandyDoll_ Ruby Swimwear (*new* @ Summerfest)
pose: + Mouni Poses + Pool Fun Single Poses (*new* @ Pose Fair)
scene:
Astralia – Water World (Pool)
Astralia – Water world (Pool towels)
Posted in Blueberry, Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping, [BREATHE]

Three C’s, Plus One More

The 3 C’s of Life: Choices, Chances, Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.

I was checking blogs the other day and one of the bloggers I manage, Luane Meo, had used this quote in her photo. She didn’t elaborate or anything. She simply used to quote. When I approved her post, I told her how much I loved the quote and that I’d probably borrow it for my own blog. However, to be fair, I’d love for you to check out her photo and give it a fav as I had not heard this quote before. I can’t even find where it originated, but I did find on several sites across the world wide web.

I love this quote for so many reasons, but mainly because it can actually be applied to just about any situation. From the simplest of decisions to the most difficult. Thinking about a new hairstyle? Make the choice to take the chance to make that change. It’s just hair, it’ll grow back. Afraid of love, but feeling lonely? Make the choice to be open to taking the chance or stay lonely, right? It’s just one of those quotes that I think can really be a life changer if you apply it correctly. I don’t suggest you use it as justification to hurt someone, but to better your own life.

Of course, my favorite C word is one that seems to offend an awful lot of people, but it’s one that I identify with. I’ll never truly understand why people allow a word so much power over them. Why they allow a simple word to offend them, anger them, or make them cringe. That’s a topic for another post, though, isn’t it?

Balancing Act

wearing:
hair: *ARGRACE* RITSU
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Mindy

:::NOIR::: Lulu Choker (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Blueberry – Bella – Bikini Set
[BREATHE]-Chiko Heels (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose created using AnyPose

Posted in Animals, Catwa, Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Jian, Lybra, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping

Flickr Etiquette

I just want to touch on a few things about Flickr that I think people either don’t understand, don’t appreciate, or forgot the whole point. We share our photos and hope for the best, right? Hopefully, someone, anyone will like our work. Some of us use it as a place to store photos rather than take up valuable space on our PCs. Regardless of the reason, its a site made for sharing photos. So, I just wanted to touch on a few things that have crossed my mind and occasionally irritate me and/or others.

Awards-Some groups insist on them, some encourage, some don’t care. I’ve actually heard people complain about getting them or feeling forced to give them. I personally don’t give awards unless I’m simply in the mood. However, whenever someone takes the time to paste an award code on one of my photos, I make sure to show my gratitude by replying with a heart or a group thank you. It shows that you appreciate the love shown for your photos. Its about being humble. They didn’t have to do that, no one holds a gun to their head.
I hear people bitching about how some people have more followers than they follow. I don’t know about you, but I don’t just auto follow. I do tend to follow my bloggers and anyone whose work I really enjoy. However, if their timeline looks like nothing but snapshots or the photos aren’t good or its just over the top pornographic crap….I am NOT going to follow them, whether they follow me or not. I, also, don’t go checking to make sure every person I follow is following me back. I’m honored that anyone follows me. However, just because someone chose to follow me does not mean I owe it to them to follow them back. Nor do I expect anyone I follow to automatically follow me back. I think that’s ridiculous and insincere. I want people to follow me, because they like what I do.
One thing that aggravates the hell out of me and just about every photographer I know, is when someone uses one of my photos on their timeline. Regardless of why, it gives the appearance that they took the photo and they didn’t. It’s essentially stealing. If you want to share a collection of photos from around the site, use a gallery or a group. There are tons of youtube video tutorials to help you figure out how to navigate groups and galleries.
I think we’ve all looked at Flickr at some point and saw someone with crazy high views and/or favs, but their photos are meh at best. We can’t figure out how or why…they might have more or less followers, its just a mystery. How the hell did they do that and why aren’t our numbers higher? This I cannot even begin to answer. What I do know is that we need to let it go and stop worrying about what kinds of favs and views other people get. We need to focus on ourselves, our own work, and stop comparing ourselves to others, especially based on numbers.
The bottom line is this. No matter how good your photos are; no matter how could you think they are; no matter how popular you may or may not be…you should be grateful that ANYONE takes the time to look at your photos of a virtual world, much less takes the time to actually fav, comment, or paste an award. It’s call gratitude and we all should have some.
So, there’s my two cents on the whole Flickr thing. You can view my flickr by clicking on the photo below and by all means, you are all welcome to leave your flickr links in the comments below. Who knows, you might discover someone new or someone new might discover you. ♥

storm within

wearing:
hair: *ARGRACE* YURA
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery]  Iris (Catwa Applier) toffee (*new* @ C88)
LYBRA . CAMILLA

pose by Del May

scene:
MudHoney Larson Fireplace – White
JIAN :: Wolf (Static – Howl)

Posted in Cynful, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, N21, Second Life, United Colors

Waterfalls

When I was taking this picture the song Waterfalls by TLC got stuck in my head. So, off I went in search of a cover. I found quite a few, but none that I like quite as much as this one. This is one of those timeless songs that we’ll just never get tired of like Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper. Anyway, the link and lyrics are below. If you’re not familiar with what the song is really about, please read over those lyrics first. Absorb them, understand them. There’s truly a beautiful lesson there. ♥

Waterfalls by TLC (Cover by ortoPilot)

A lonely mother gazing out of her window
Staring at a son that she just can’t touch
If at any time he’s in a jam she’ll be by his side
But he doesn’t realize he hurts her so much
But all the praying just ain’t helping at all
‘Cause he can’t seem to keep his self out of trouble
So, he goes out and he makes his money the best way he know how
Another body laying cold in the gutter
Listen to me
Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast
Little precious has a natural obsession for temptation
But he just can’t see
She give him loving that his body can’t handle
But all he can say is, “Baby, it’s good to me”
One day he goes and takes a glimpse in the mirror
But he doesn’t recognize his own face
His health is fading and he doesn’t know why
Three letters took him to his final resting place
Y’all don’t hear me
Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast
I seen rainbow yesterday
But too many storms have come and gone
Leavin’ a trace of not on God-given ray
Is it because my life is ten shades of gray
I pray all ten fade away
Seldom praise Him for the sunny days
And like his promise is true
Only my faith can undo
The many chances I blew
To bring my life to anew
Clear blue and unconditional skies
Have dried the tears from my eyes
No more lonely cries
My only bleedin’ hope
Is for the folk who can’t cope
Wit such an endurin’ pain
That it keeps ’em in the pourin’ rain
Who’s to blame
For tootin’ caine in your own vein
What a shame
You shoot and aim for someone else’s brain
You claim the insane
And name this day in time
For fallin prey to crime
I say the system got you victim to your own mind
Dreams are hopeless aspirations
In hopes of comin’ true
Believe in yourself
The rest is up to me and you
Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast
Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast

waterworks

Sady is wearing:
hair:  *ARGRACE* MAYU – Light Browns
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair –  Catwa Applier – Clara – America 02
[Cynful] Coax Necklace – Groupgift March 2017
UC_Angel_wedding_dress (*new* @ Sense)

pose: FOXCITY. Melancholy Bento Pose Set (*new* @ N21)
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Desolation (*new* @ N21)

Posted in Events, Fashion, Scandalize, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shoes, shopping

Empty

Olivia O’Brien- Empty

I can’t handle these pressures
All I can say is this stress hurts
Things are supposed to get better
I just need to put myself first
I’m always trying my hardest
Not to pick myself apart, this
Energy’s killing my vibes now
Sometimes I just wanna drown out
All of the thoughts in my mind
Too much going on at the same time
I wish it would stop and I’ve tried, but
Life just sucks then we all die

That’s just reality, yeah don’t lie to me
Yeah I’m fucked up but I don’t wanna be

I wonder if I’m good enough
But maybe I’ve just had too much
To drink, to smoke, to swallow
I’m drownin’ up my sorrows
There’s rules I’ll never follow
Pretend there’s no tomorrow
I wish there was no tomorrow

But I’m empty inside, yeah I’m empty inside
And I don’t wanna live but I’m too scared to die
Yeah I’m empty inside, I just don’t feel alive
And I don’t wanna live but I’m too scared to die

Wish I could erase my memories
So I could stop feeling so empty
I wish this shit wasn’t so tempting
But it’s hard to resist when there’s plenty
Of things I could do to fuck me up
I wanna let go but I’m feeling so stuck
So all I can do is fill up my cup
And sit here alone hoping no one disrupts

That’s just reality, yeah don’t lie to me
Yeah I’m fucked up but I don’t wanna be

I wonder if I’m good enough
But maybe I’ve just had too much
To drink, to smoke, to swallow
I’m drownin’ up my sorrows
There’s rules I’ll never follow
Pretend there’s no tomorrow
I wish there was no tomorrow

But I’m empty inside, yeah I’m empty inside
And I don’t wanna live but I’m too scared to die
Yeah I’m empty inside, I just don’t feel alive
And I don’t wanna live but I’m too scared to die

My body’s shakin’
My head is achin’
It feels like my heart is breakin’
My body’s shakin’
My head is achin’
I can’t fix this mess I’m makin’

But I’m empty inside, yeah I’m empty inside
And I don’t wanna live but I’m too scared to die
Yeah I’m empty inside, I just don’t feel alive
And I don’t wanna live but I’m too scared to die

soft kitty

wearing:
hair: *ARGRACE* KOHAKU
head: CATWA HEAD Lilly
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ  “Merrylu” Mixedtype
Sweet Thing. Neko Ears (Bento)
Sweet Thing. Fuwa Tail (Bento) 2.0
Astralia – Kitty chain ring
[Atomic] Kitten Collar
Scandalize. Priscila. (*new* @ ShinyShabby)
13. N-core VALKYRIE Fur Boots (Knee) WHITE (*new* @ Arcade)

pose: Foxcity Good Morning Set

Posted in Artisan Fantasy, Bueno, Chic Moda, Collabor88, Cynful, Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, Seven Emporium

Music is Timeless

I love music. I’ve yet to understand anyone that doesn’t, like my mother. *rolls her eyes* I’m not super knowledgeable about music, I’ll admit. I rarely know the artist’s name, song name, or lyrics. Thank goodness for Google! However, I think that is music itself were to dedicate a song to me, it would be this one. Music is always there for us, Time After Time. I chose one of my favorite covers of the song. So, have a listen and I’ve chosen not to provide the lyrics, because I’m pretty sure most of us already know these. ♥

Music is Timeless
If you’re lost you can look–and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you–I’ll be waiting 
Time after time

wearing:
hair: *ARGRACE* Saki
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
BALACLAVA!! Evergreen Headphones
REIGN.- Tattoo Choker- Moon
(Yummy) Dark Magic Ring Set (*new* @ C88)
ChicModa // Josie Sweater (*new* @ Sad November)
[Cynful] Sadystika’s Flare Jeans

pose: FOXCITY. Bad Kitty Bento Pose Set

scene:
*AF* Music Lover’s Loft (*new* @ 6 Republic)
BUENO– Proper Chair-Grunge (*new* @ ROMP)
7 – Speaker 201A – right channel (*new* @ 6 Republic)
7 – Integrated Amplifier A-93 (*new* @ 6 Republic)
7 – Speaker 201A – left channel (*new* @ 6 Republic)
7 – Tape Deck TD-102 (*new* @ 6 Republic)
7 – Stereo Cassette Deck A-180 (*new* @ 6 Republic)
7 – Cassette Recorder REC909 (*new* @ 6 Republic)
7 – Tape Recorder R-299 (*new* @ 6 Republic)

Posted in 4Mesh, Events, Fashion, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping

Halp!

Like most bloggers, I’m a multitasker. Often times while I’m in blog mode, I’m watching a movie or a show. This particular night I was up far later than usual and had stumbled across a great copy of 40 Meters Below. Now, I’m not a huge advocate for watching illegal copies of movies, but let’s face it..most of us have at one point or another. So, I’m guilty and I admit it. However, I can honestly say that this movie was amazing and incredibly intense. Especially while working on a photo of my avatar under water and wrestling to get the pose set just right with these tentacles. I’m not sure which one was more intense because of the other, but either way…just wow! Either way it was a fun and exciting night!

HALP

wearing:
hair: *ARGRACE* TOKIWA
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Scandalize. ANABELLE (*new* @ 4Mesh)

FOXCITY. Tentacle Attack-9 – Common (Rez) (*new* @ Pocket Gacha)
FOXCITY. Tentacle Attack Cave – RARE (Rez) (*new* @ Pocket Gacha)
{anc} bubbles .