Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Phoenix, Rebel Hope, Second Life, shopping, unKindness

My Blogging Journey – #SecondLifeChallenge

I’m stepping up to do another Strawberry Singh challenge! Yep and this one is all about my blogging journey.

  1. How long have you been blogging about Second Life? I started once many years ago, but didn’t stick with it. I didn’t really know about Flickr and thought it was a good way to show off the awful pictures I was taking. I really thought they were good at the time. *laughs* I started my current blog in March 2016, so the answer would be a year and half…math is hard.
  2. Why did you start blogging? two years ago, I went through one of the hardest times in my life. I acted out and behaved recklessly. I watched my dear friend, Kess Crystal, who was also going through a lot. She was getting better and she had dove into her blog for therapeutic purposes. I had been taking much better pictures the previous year and decided that I would try blogging again. Perhaps it would therapeutic for me, too. It did and it continues to be a great outlet for my emotions and creativity.
  3. How many times a week/month do you post? More often than not, at least once a day. Sometimes twice a day. Once in a blue moon, I take one day off a week.
  4. Do you keep track of how many hits or subscribers you have? I did in the beginning. I was practically obsessed with it. I look about once a month now or after a blog that particularly special to me.
  5. Which electronic devices do you use to blog with? Just my PC. I can’t imagine doing it any other way.
  6. Do you monetize your blog? If so, do you mind sharing how much you make approximately? No, I don’t. However, because of my amazing sponsors I do manage to save a ton on shopping. So, in a way, I guess you could say I do, but I can’t really put a price tag on that.
  7. What has Second life blogging  taught you? Wow, it really has taught me so much, but to list everything…I’m not sure I could. I’ve learned the value of self marketing, good manners, being true to myself, better organization skills, and so very much more.
  8. Do you feel like Second Life blogging takes away from your real life? It can only take what I give. So, no, right now it enriches my life. It will always be up to me to maintain a balance between real life and Second Life.
  9. Do you have a mission statement for your blog, if so, what is it? Not really, if anything I have a mission statements for my life: I do what I want. My blog, my way.
  10. Share your top 3 tips for new bloggers/vloggers.
    a. 
    Do this because you love it, not for free stuff. They will know the difference.
    b. Don’t take rejection personally. It’s impossible to know why they like this blogger over that one. I didn’t fully understand that until I became a blog manager. I assure you, it is not personal.
    c.  Be true to yourself. Don’t blog for a store you don’t fully support. Your integrity is not worth free stuff. Remember why you started doing this in the first place.

my blogging journey

hair: :::Phoenix::: Siarra Hair Group Gift
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
EarthStones Eyeglasses – The Countess
!Rebel Hope – Rina Mesh Shirt Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose created using AnyPose

scene:
:HAIKEI: Old industrial skybox
Dead Dollz – Vacanze Romane – Suitcase
[ zerkalo ] Huge pile of books RARE
E-Clipse Desiderio Ankle Boots Black
:HAIKEI: where you’ve been /gacha {4}
uK – Toboggan Shelf Set
uK – Autumn Books and Deco
uK – Autumn Golden Eggs Nested
uK – Autumn Glass Vase
*YS&YS* Wardrobe Shelf 05
uK – Lady Boss Conference Runner (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Lady Boss Conference Pouffe Pink (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Lady Boss Conference Pouffe Silver (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Lady Boss Conference Short (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uk – Lady Boss Conference Laptop (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Lady Boss Conference Hanging Lights (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Dead Dollz – Natural Diva – Nude Palette
Dead Dollz – Natural Diva – Smokey Palette
Dead Dollz – Natural Diva – Colors Palette
28.erratic / cwe – stack of books 1
MINIMAL – Memories Gacha Notebooks *3*
tres blah– Hodgepodge – Wine Duet
tres blah– Jolie – Makeup Organizer
Quasi – Opened Jewelry Box
uK – Lady Boss Conference Geo Planters (*new* @ FaMESHed)
{A} Annabel Lee Books Pile
tres blah– Hodgepodge – Morning Start
tb– Vanity – Nail Polishes
tb– Vanity – Platter of Treasures
tres blah– Eclectic Collection – Round Cloche
tres blah– Jolie – Vintage Bottle
Second Spaces – Makeup Junkie – eyes
tres blah– Eclectic Collection – Makeup Bag
Zaara [home] : 12 Attar perfume bottles
tb– Vanity – Brushes
Quasi – Standing Jewelry Box
[ zerkalo ] Black & White – Hair Care
Second Spaces – Makeup Junkie – palettes
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Hair Accessories (Pastel)
tres blah– Hodgepodge – What’s in My Bag RARE
Glam-Jewelry box by BAZAR

Posted in Apple Fall, Death Row Designs, Home Decor, Second Life, unKindness

Living Room

One of the greatest parts of blogging decor is that when you move and new stuff starts coming out, not only do you have all these great rooms to decorate for your blog…you can leave it up to live in if you so choose! That’s exactly what I did with my latest unKindness items! I got the fireplace from the September round of FaMESHed and the frames on the mantel are currently at ManCave…it was all too perfect. Paired it all up with some of my favorite furnishings from the last couple of years and presto. I present to you my very eclectic boho living room. Yes, this is in my SL house…more stuff will end up on the shelves as I collect it but for now, this is how it looks and we love it! Click the photo to go on over to flickr and get a closer look!♥

living room

scene:
DRD – Boho Backyard – Curtains
DRD Boho rug
tres blah– Hodgepodge – Stacked Magazines
Soy. OSC- INCENSE STAND
floorplan. photo box – Indee Teepee Gift
Apple Fall Mercantile Bookshelf
=Zenith=Little Groot
The Loft – Lotus Holder
TA Lotus Incense
Soy. OSC- STICK INCENSE
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Stinky the Skunk
Zaara [home] : Copper frangipani bowl *pink*
(fd) Mortar And Pestle
Zaara [home] : 12 Jaipur blue pottery
Apple Fall Grass Pot
uK – Fireplace Fountain Vintage White
uK – Dude Art Floor Set (*new* @ ManCave)
[ keke ] the prince
Apple Fall Nardyas’ Tulips in Mason Jar
:CP: Desert Rose Lantern Lemon
[Con.] Hanging Fishing Float – Red
:CP: Desert Rose Lantern Lemon
Apple Fall Mercantile Bookshelf
:CP: Modern Industrial Planter
California- VW retro bus (Bazar)
ARIA– Dido Vase With Lillies
*HEXtraordinary* Flying Monkey Incense Burner – Gold
16.erratic / coc – butterfly jar
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Flight the Dragonfly – RARE
15.erratic / coc – dragonfly jar
The Loft – Yoga Tray
Zaara [home] : Ethnic lanterns RARE
:CP: Lotus Spa Ottoman Pink
junk. wannabe boho. rug. two. (store closed)
:CP: Desert Rose Sofa
:CP: Desert Rose Table
LISP – Mesh – Candle Diffuser Tray – With Flame 3li – Dark
tres blah– Hodgepodge – Wine Duet
BIGBULLY Clive Tea Set
:CP: Desert Rose Camp Rugs
GW Living Room Set Neat – Orchids
Trompe Loeil – Hanging Moon Chair Double

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Home Decor, Rebel Hope, Second Life, shoes, shopping

The Tantrum

“Get dressed! We’re going to be late for our dinner reservations!” he barked from the doorway.
She promptly threw herself down on the ottoman, feet in the air…she kicked and screamed, “I don’t have anything to wear!!!” She knew this tantrum would get her a spanking and that would lead to other things that she would enjoy a whole lot more than dinner. She wasn’t hungry anyway, plus she really didn’t want to take off her new heels!

tantrum

wearing:
hair: .Entwined. Mia (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body

!Rebel Hope – Grace Mesh Lace Lingerie (*new* @ FaMESHed)
!Rebel Hope – Kess Mesh Platform Heels  (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: Foxcity Wild&Free set

scene:
~BAZAR~Glam-Closet FEMALE
~BAZAR~Glam Ottoman
+Half-Deer+ Carefree Bikini Clutter – ALL – Floor Bra
+Half-Deer+ Carefree Bikini Clutter – ALL – Floor Thong
Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter White
+Half-Deer+ Favorite Sweater Clutter – ALL – Floor A
+Half-Deer+ Favorite Sweater Clutter – ALL – Floor B
18.erratic / lsm – clothing clutter – woman

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, unKindness

Presentation is Everything

When I was growing up, my mom always made a thing about meals. The table had to be set just right. If food was being put on the table it had to be in just the right serving dishes with just the right serving spoons/forks. I was always fascinated by her dinner rituals. The table had to be set before she would begin cookiing. There had to be a table cloth and place mats. The silverware had to match and be just so. I’d ask her why setting the table in such a manner was so important and she would say, “Presentation is everything!”
As I got older, I realized that not only was my mother just a decor nut, but she loved cooking and she loved showcasing the meals she had so lovingly prepared. Even the simplest of meals had to be prepared a certain way. A sandwich with chips/crisps had to be cut diagonally and spread apart with the chips/crisps piled up between the two halves. As a teen I would roll my eyes are this and think she was absolutely crazy. Now, I realize she’s rubbed off on me and not only do I also like to present my plates of a food in an attractive manner, but I love a well set table.

the table

From watching cooking shows, I’ve learned that the more beautiful the presentation, the more likely the diner will enjoy the meal. Something about the psychology of the food being pleasing to the eye. I’m grateful that I grew up in a home where we dined together, even though many of our family meals were awkwardly silent. *laughs*
Now, in Second Life, I find myself bringing some of that tradition into my SL homes. Despite the fact that I don’t do family RP and rarely “use” the kitchen or the dining room. I feel like I must have both! Luckily for me, I can set any kind of table I want…anywhere I want. I love the idea of outdoor dinner parties so I’ve brought together two of my favorite designers, unKindness and Fancy Decor to create my own beautiful dining presentation.

dinner party

scene:
Fancy Decor: Concrete Block
uK – Villa Pergola Dark (*new* @ Limit8)
Fancy Decor: Davis Long Panel
Fancy Decor: Davis Fence Window
uK – uK – Metal Stiks w/Lights L.E. Silver (*new & Limited Edition* @ Limit8)
dust bunny . pilea peper plant (*new* @ FaMESHed)
dust bunny . areca palm plant (*new* @ FaMESHed)
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Monstera Print A (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Trompe Loeil – Caparra Wall Ivy Corner Left + Lights
Trompe Loeil – Caparra Wall Ivy Corner Right + Lights
Fancy Decor: Monstera Print B (*new* @ FaMESHed)
dust bunny . potted rubber tree (*new* @ FaMESHed)
DRD – Industrial hanging lights
Fancy Decor: Bonham Rug (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Bonham Dining Table (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Triangle Candle (silver) (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Forest – Wine botttles by Bazar
Fancy Decor: Turvy Wine Glass (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Bonham Place Setting (silver) (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Geometric Placemat (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Forest – Flower pot by Bazar

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Home Decor, Red Fish, Second Life, shoes, shopping

I Can’t Sleep

“I can’t sleep, I hope I stay awake
Cause I’ve been running, running, running all day
Long nights, no peace, I feel like everybody’s eyes on me
I can’t sleep”
K.Flay – Can’t Sleep

Normally this is the story of my life, but I recently went to see the doctor. A new one for me and I love him. However, he’s got me on all these new meds and I’m sooo sleepy all the time. I’m not used to sleeping this much. I don’t have time for this kinda sleep! Turns out I have a deficiency of Vitamins B12 & D, too. Fun times, I have to go in everyday for a week for an injection of B12. I’m not surprised by the Vitamin D. Let’s see, in the real world I go outside and see the sun? I hiss. Literally. I do enjoy sunshine on rare occasions, but mostly I prefer dark rooms and dark nights.

play time

wearing:
[monso] My Hair – Saeko (*new* @ FaMESHed)
CATWA HEAD Kathy
MaitreyaMesh Body – Lara V4.1
tattoo: RedFish – Madame (*new* @ Old Fair)
Pretty Mess – Baby Crop BLACK HURT MERT (*new* @ Memento Mori)
Pretty Mess – Ruched Panties BLACK (*new* @ Memento.Mori)
#EMPIRE – Penstemon – Maitreya (*new* @ Chapter Four)

pose with props: ::WetCat:: “Cyber-Link” WebCam Prop (Naughty)

Stockholm-Bed by Bazar

Posted in Bloom, Fashion, Home Decor, N21, Phedora, Prism Events, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Soooo fluffy!!

I warned you that my dark side was pink and fluffy. Guess what else? I’m starting to like unicorns, too! I know…I know…stop it…I’m hoping this confession will help me rid myself of these evil thoughts. But look at my slippers!!! They’re so fluffy!!!! And my hair!!! I’m not sure I ever want to take it off. I know its kinda crazy looking, but I swear it grows on you and I’m just not sure I can take it off! You can all relax now…I’ll be back in my regular dark clothes soon enough. *laughs & shakes her awesome unicorn slippers at you*

fluffy

wearing:
hair:  Beusy: Vida Hairstyle (*new* @ N21)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

{le fil casse} Felicity Dress (*new* @ Bloom)
Phedora ~ Agnes Unicorn Slippers  RARE (*new* @ N21)

pose by Bauhaus Movement

DRD – BB – Bed and Breakfast – Lizette Bed – Powder
Traveler-Night stand by Bazar
{what next} ‘Emma’ Tulips Bouquet (pale pink)

Posted in Fashion, Mina Hair, Phedora, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, Tres Chic, {le fil casse}

Is My Dark Side Light?

What if I told you that my dark side is actually pink & fluffy or blue & ruffled? You see, its not abnormal at all to see me dressed head to toe in black…or white for the rebelling rebel in me. I have this random side of me that absolutely adores soft pinks and blues. Every once in a while, I like to dress up in super girly colors and outfits. It confuses my friends…*giggles*
When I paired up this Brigitte bodysuit from le fil casse with the Lily heels from Phedora, I knew I would be as girly as girly gets…ruffles! RUFFLES! And not the delicious chips that go great with french onion dip, either. Actual ruffles on me! Yeah, yeah, but look how pretty!!!
I have a reputation for being the dark, cynic among my friends, but one look at me in frills and they know there’s a hopeless romantic lurking beneath the surface and I’m okay with that. I am a lot of things, my style reflects that. What can I say? Oh, I know!
*starts singing* I feel pretty…ooh so pretty….

Lilly heels

wearing:
hair:   MINA – Zahra
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

(Yummy) Crystal Love Choker
{le fil casse} Brigitte Bodysuit Maitreya RARE *new* @ Epiphany)
Phedora ~ Lilly heels (*new* @ TresChic)

pose: Sage Poses – Rilassato
Stockholm-Bed by Bazar

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Home Decor, ON9, Second Life, shopping, TMD

Something to Talk About

“OMG! I have something to tell you!”
This has been a common phrase in my circle of friends lately. I am so lucky to be besties with the likes of talented and incredible women! So much goodness happening in each of our Second Lives at the moment. I, for one, truly believe…no, I know for a fact, that none of what’s been happening for me would have even been possible without the support and encouragement of my gorgeous (inside & out) friends!
I was talking to a new friend yesterday and she was explaining how people in SL have completely annihilated her trust over the years. I told her she could finally put her trusting fears to bed, because she’s now friends with us and if there were ever some trust worthy people in her life…it was this group. I have that much faith in these women. Believe me, I’m not bragging and I have no secret or magic ingredient for why this works, because in all fairness? I didn’t trust any of them right away. I knew Kess for almost a year before I had a REAL conversation with her. The first time I met Tracy, two years ago, I kinda yelled at her. And Grace? Well, she was the alt of an alt of an alt and there were all sorts of stories about her that I couldn’t get straight. Not one of them was juicy, either!
With all of that said, I have to say that one ingredient is for sure…we treat each other the way we want to be treated. We treat each other the way women should treat each other. We are not catty or spiteful towards one another. I know, I know, I’m gushing about them, but if you just knew how proud of them I am or how wonderful they really are to me…you’d gush too!

come on in

wearing:
hairNO.MATCH_NO.OPINION. (*new* @ON9)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Amala – The Kylie Choker – Thick
.:Avanti:. Zeta Bracelets – Platinum
EarthStones Kiss My… Belly Chain

_CandyDoll_ Lorena Jumpsuit (*new* @ FaMESHed)
_CandyDoll_Joly Heels

pose: GingerFish Poses-Smoked4 (*new* @ Pose Fair)

scene:
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus (stand)
2. *MSS* Garden Party Hanging Wicker Ball Natural (*new* @ON9)
Fancy Decor: Minimal Art
.:revival:. ghost sofa – ADULT
Fancy Decor: Rug III
Fancy Decor: Chain Coffee Table (*new* @ TMD)
[ kunst ] – Ashtray v3 / Marble #4
Paris – Wine set by Bazar
Fancy Decor: Potted Succulent
Fancy Decor: Chain Magazine Tray (*new* @ TMD)
{what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree
06 Fancy Decor: Ceramic Jars
Fancy Decor: Potted Aloe
09 Fancy Decor: Worlidge Box (white)
Fancy Decor: Wire Console (weathered)
Fancy Decor: Carriage Clock (silver)
Fancy Decor: Chain Candle (short)
Fancy Decor: Chain Candle (tall)
[tmk] rain dog

Posted in E.A.Studio, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Lapointe & Bastchild, Phedora, Second Life, shoes, shopping, TMD

She’s Crazy

Josh and I had a lot of fun working on this picture. *grins* We were going to write this post together, but decided that this song says it all and more. So enjoy the lyrics and the song…it’s even more sensual than the picture.

“Let me tell you story
About a little girl I know
When she walks into a room
You know she steals the show
She’s crazy
And it’s more than I can stand

I’m just crazy about that woman
And she’s just crazy ’bout this man

She wakes me every morning
With that tender lovin’ touch
Some fools don’t get enough
But she just loves me too much
She’s crazy
And it’s more than I can stand
I’m just crazy about that woman
And she’s just crazy ’bout this man

She always wants me around
But I just ain’t got no time
But you know she got these little ways
To make me change my mind
She’s crazy
And it’s more than I can stand

I’m just crazy about that woman
And she’s just crazy ’bout this man”
JT Coldfire – She’s Crazy

She's Crazy

Sady is wearing Phedora ~  Jackie heels (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Josh is wearing:
Modulus – Pavel Hair – Browns
[i.mesh] – Hairbase#1 BROWN (hud) – CATWA applier
CATWA HEAD Daniel
IKON Triumph Eyes – Storm
.:E.A.Studio:. Box Ears Falling Star
VYC – Neat Scruff Beard HD *GIFT*
Slink Physique Male Mesh Body
= REBELLION = “TERMINUS” TATTOO
L&B Swear Blazer (*new* @ TMD)
L&B Swear Salvage Moto Jeans
::GB::ZIP Wing tip / Black

scene:
*AF* Capturado Scrollwork
Dutchie maledom wall rings shiny
*AF* Utility Tray v1
Dutchie maledom chair 2.0
Dutchie mesh leather poof chocolat
Paris – Wine set by Bazar
Paris – Wine bottle spilled by Bazar
*AF* Capturado Cross Blk 1

Posted in Events, Fashion, fri.day, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Nightmare

“There are many who don’t wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don’t wish to wake for the same fear.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

I woke up shortly after 2am from one of the absolute worst nightmares. Essentially is was a horror movie and I was the star victim! Lucky me! Why is it that when I’m having some incredible dream about Jason Momoa and how he’s about to ravage me over the side of a well, but I wake up from the dog barking…I can never get back into that dream once I fall back asleep? Oh but have a nightmare about being driven out of a house by a madman that’s lighting the place on fire? Oh sure, get up…go pee…tell the dog to stop scratching…crawl back between the warm sheets…close my eyes…and boom…I’m right back where I left off as if I’d merely paused the damn movie! Yeah, screw that…I’m up…I’m up…not going back into that dream. Worst part is, I have no idea why I dreamed such madness. I don’t even remember the last time I saw a scary movie! Nothing in that dream was remotely familiar. Must’ve been a night for bad dreams, because shortly after I woke up…I could hear my mother screaming in her sleep, too. *sighs* This should definitely be an interesting day. I, for one, plan on taking a nice nap and it better be peaceful, damnit!

fri.day

fri. – Sadie Platforms (*new* @ Shoetopia)

06. [ kunst ] – Vintage speaker (a)
01. [ kunst ] – Vintage audio rack RARE
04. [ kunst ] – Vintage tape deck
03. [ kunst ] – Vintage tuner
06. [ kunst ] – Vintage speaker (b)

{what next} Pile of Vinyl (mesh)
07. [ kunst ] – Vinyl records pile
08. [ kunst ] – Vintage People album
09. [ kunst ] – Audio tapes
BAZAR Stockholm-Music tapes
BAZAR Stockholm-Headphones (decor)
Vinyl (packaging)