Posted in Access, Animals, bento, blogging, Collabor88, Cosmopolitan, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Glam Affair, Legacy, Lelutka, Phedora, poses, Second Life, Second Life Fashion, shoes, shopping, Shopping Events, skin

This isn’t news

It’s safe to say that I’m a true crime junkie. I have been since I was a kid. I would buy those magazines that had true crime stories long before there were things like podcasts and internet. One thing that has always bewildered me are those people that have this mentality of “if I can have them, no one can.” Especially the ones that kill themselves after they kill the person they’re obsessing over. I mean, I get that they’re not in their right mind, cuz murder. But what sense does that make? If you really love someone, why would you want to end their life? Cuz they hurt you? Are you going to kill everyone that hurts you? I cannot wrap my mind around it! I guess it’s fairly obvious that this mindset is not about love at all. It’s self centered and selfish on a whole new level.
There’s a whole lot of things I don’t understand, but I am starting to understand that the more I learn about the human race, the less I like people. And trust? Nah, I don’t think I completely trust anyone, but this isn’t news. Anyone that knows me or thinks they know me, can tell you that while I seem pretty open…I’m actually pretty closed off. Go figure.

This isn't news

foundation
hair: Tableau Vivant – Becky hair @ C88
head: LeLUTKA Halle Head 3.1
head skin: [Glam Affair] Mea Layer [Lelutka EvoX] @ ACCESS
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.4)
body skin: VELOUR: The “Ipanema Body” for Legacy

fashion
ERSCH – Greenya Dress @ Access
Phedora ~ Banshee Unisex Boots @ Access

[Rezz Room] Box Royal Poodle Animesh @ Access

pose: FOXCITY. Stardust Bento Pose Set

background
Serenity Style– Old Newsstand @ Cosmopolitan

dust bunny . storybook living . bakers’ boy farthing

:FNY: Delivery – Vines on Cracks – Set Brown

LOVE – BLOWING AUTUMN LEAVES

Botanical – Fallen Leaves

Posted in Events, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Landscaping, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

All the days

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
– Frank Lloyd Wright

All the days

:INDUSTRUS: The Zaronis House @ TLC

Konoha – Qualia’s Mossy Walls @ TLC

:FNY: Delivery – Vines on Cracks @ TLC

[777] GTR-14 @ Men Only
[777] Stevie

Fancy Decor: Concrete Block

[Harshlands] Old Stone Fountain & Steps (Moss)

Botanical – Boxwood Hedge

3D TREES coniferous forest
3D TREES PINE TREES

alirium DwarfForest [OldGold]

Posted in Apple Fall, Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Prism Events, Second Life, Tannenbaum, The Liaison Collaborative

Still Learning

As I said, I am still blogging, but I’ve stepped back from taking anything new from the brands I blog for on Blogotex until January. I’m finishing up the posts for the things I have taken and will practice with the ever patient brands that use inworld groups. Plus I’m doing photos with friends and stuff. I’ve been getting by using PicMonkey and PhotoScape for the last four years. Before I started blogging, I was a pixlr junkie. It’s weird that I’ve been taking photos in Second Life for as long as I can remember, but never sat down and forced myself to learn PhotoShop. Suddenly, I’m out of my element and feeling like a noob again. Oddly enough, that has gotten me excited again. It’s been a while since I was truly excited about my photography, with the exception of a few photos that filled me with some sense of pride.
Just like I share other aspects of my life in my blog, I’m going to share bits and pieces of my what’s happening as I continue my blogging path. I’m pretty happy with how this picture turned out in the end. There are some things that I hope to learn that will make a shot like this much better in the future, but for now I’m pretty proud of it.

Raw shot taken in Black Dragon:
Snapshot_007

After editing in PhotoShop:
prism peaches thor

I definitely think I’m making progress.

Apple Fall XL Christmas @ FaMESHed
Apple Fall Christmas Soldier – Cream LI: 1
Apple Fall Large Present – Holly w/ Gold Ribbon LI: 1
Apple Fall Large Present – Mistletoe w/ Cream Ribbon LI: 1
Apple Fall Hearts Sleigh LI: 2

Apple Fall Original Artwork – Christmas Wreath @ The Liaison Collaborative
Apple Fall Original Artwork – Christmas Wine (FREE) @ The Liaison Collaborative

Architect. Tannenbaum mirror with lights @ Tannenbaum

Botanical – Douglas Fir Christmas Tree for Tannenbaum

crate Wrap It Up ~ Floor Clutter

DaD “Pile of Christmas presents” @ Anthem

Fancy Decor: Tree Decorations 3 @ Tannenbaum
04 Fancy Decor: Finial Ornament B (color change) LI: 1
09 Fancy Decor: Floral Ornament C LI: 1
10 Fancy Decor: Hammered Ornament LI: 1
05 Fancy Decor: Finial Ornament C (color change) LI: 1
03 Fancy Decor: Finial Ornament A (color change) LI: 1
06 Fancy Decor: Finial Ornament D (color change) LI: 1
08 Fancy Decor: Floral Ornament B LI: 1
01 Fancy Decor: Drop Ornament (color change) LI: 1
02 Fancy Decor: Round Ornament (color change) LI: 1
07 Fancy Decor: Floral Ornament A LI: 1

[ kunst ] & KraftWork – Candle house (c) LI: 1
[ kunst ] & KraftWork – Candle house (b) LI: 1
[ kunst ] & KraftWork – Candle house (a) LI: 1

(RKKN & Nutmeg Group Gift)
ReKa. Angels In Love LI: 2
ReKa. Festive Papers LI: 2

PILOT – Package Wrap LI: 1

..::THOR::.. Christmas DIY Ornaments Gacha @ Tannenbaum
..::THOR::.. Clay Tag – Family LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Reindeer Wood Tag – Blitzen LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Reindeer Wood Tag – Dasher LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Simple Lights LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Clay Tag – Noel LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Clay Tag – Faith LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Reindeer Wood Tag – Prancer LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Reindeer Wood Tag – Vixen LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Clay Tag – Christmas LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Reindeer Wood Tag – Comet LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Wooden Crate LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Clay Tag – Peace LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Clay Tag – Jingle LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Reindeer Wood Tag – Rudolph LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Clay Tag – Hope LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Reindeer Wood Tag – Dancer LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Clay Tag – Believe LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Clay Tag – Love LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Reindeer Wood Tag – Cupid LI: 1
..::THOR::.. Reindeer Wood Tag – Donner LI: 1

.peaches. Kathy Fireplace Set @ FaMESHed
.peaches. Kathy Fireplace Set – Fireplace (White)
.peaches. Kathy Candle Set – Red/Green (Flame)
.peaches. Kathy Fireplace Set – Old Rug (ADULT) – 2

[Rezz Room] Adult Labrador Retriever Animesh

Culprit Sonata Console Piano @ Tannenbaum

Tuesdays Tree Table Decor Set @ Tannenbaum
Tuesdays Tree Table Decor – 1
Tuesdays Tree Table Decor – 3
Tuesdays Tree Table Decor – 2

Posted in Apple Fall, Collabor88, Dahlia, Events, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative, {what next}

Life of the Party

As far back as I can remember, my mother has always set the most amazing tables for dinner parties and holiday gatherings. Needless to say, she’s always cooked far too much food. I’m not going to write a lot here, just that this entire scene is dedicated to my mom.

Dinner Table

My mother has always insisted that the room is actually the life of the party and decor plays a huge part in that.

last supper

The key to all of my mother’s dishes, fancy dinner or not, is presentation.

stocking and punch

And no matter what, even when she’s lived completely alone, Christmas time requires decorations. It’s the law!

the tree

 

scene created in Onsu ~ “Maple” Skybox

Botanical – Douglas Fir Christmas Tree for Tannenbaum

Kalopsia –  All the Gift Boxes (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

Fancy Decor: Gilt Tree Decorations (*new* @ The Arcade)

Fancy Decor: Jordan Collection (*new* @ Collabor88)
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Hammered Cups
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Punch Bowl
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Christmas Trees

{moss&mink} Silk Draped Table
{moss&mink} Suede Dining Chairs
{moss&mink} Heart Drop Lights

Dahlia – Holiday Glam (*new* @ The Arcade)
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail Tray – Berry 25
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Golden Baubles
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cake – Chocolate
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Necklace Box – Diamonds
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Antler Table Arrangement – RARE
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Caviar – 30
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cake – Brulee
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Chocolates – Mousse 22
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Purse – Black
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Purse – Red
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Green Baubles
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail – Green – (REZ)
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail Tray – Absinth 24
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Antipasto Marble Platter
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Buffet Table – RARE

DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas (*new* @ The Epiphany)
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Tarts / Gold
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Pudding / Gold
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Wine / Black
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Cookies / Gold

dust bunny . season of giving . bag of coal
dust bunny . lighted jars .
dust bunny . smores jar
dust bunny . kettle and sweets .

{what next} Christmas Stockings + Deer Stocking Holder

{what next} Chocolate Yule Log
**Advent gift for 7th December for the Love To Decorate Magazine Group – it can be found in a little Christmas tree decor object by the mainstore landing point and will be out until January 15th.**

RO – Home for the Holidays – Wreath

Bee Designs Winter Chalkboards (*new* @ TLC)

Apple Fall Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace – Black

[ARIA] Babette Rug

 

Posted in Bad Unicorn, Events, Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life, shopping

Little Boxes

I love this new build by Bad Unicorn so much, that I made it my home in SL. I wanted something that could sit on the water and look different. So, I slapped some ivy on the exterior walls. I honestly don’t have a lot to say, except that I love when creators make something that seems so simple, yet feels like a piece of art at the same time. It might look like a box to some, but to me its a canvas and I love it so much. I challenge you all to grab this build and show how you can make it different.

more than a box

scene:
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights
Trompe Loeil – Caparra Wall Ivy
[Bad Unicorn] Eden Building (*new* @ Illuminate)
Botanical – Decorative Light Set
HPMD* dust floating on the water
Heart – Ancient Stone Pathway
:CP: Malibu Garden Summer House

Posted in Animals, Events, Jian, Landscaping, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL

Ole McF*ckit Had a Farm

Ole McFuckit had a farm…(sing along, you know you wanna)
Gracey, Tracy, and Rom
On that farm there was a cow…
Gracey, Grace, and Grace…*giggles*
With a moo moo here, and booze booze there
Here a moo, there’s some booze
Gracey, Grace, and Grace…*bursts into giggles*

Ole McFuckit had a farm…
Tracy, Tracy, Trace….
On that farm was a little pig…
Tracy, Tracy, Trace….*laughs*
With an oink oink here, and some candy there
Here’s an oink, there’s a boink
And Rom got him some….*cries from laughin so hard*

It had to be done….oh but wait, there’s one more verse to finish this off….

Ole McFuckit had a farm…
Kessie, Kesstie, Kess…
On that farm there was a barn…
Kessie, Kesstie, Kess…
With a squeaky door, and a rock DJ
Here’s a song, there’s some hay
And Exodus lived in a barn….*runs like hell*

Okay, so this post was mostly a series of private jokes, but I could not help myself. If you know these cunts, you’ll understand. Long live the McFuckits!!!♥

Ole McFuckit

JIAN Highland Cattle Shed (*new* @ Uber)
JIAN Highland Cattle Collection (*new* @ Uber)
JIAN Highland Farm Fences (*new* @ Uber)

JIAN Playtime Piglets 1. Hay Napper RARE

JIAN Countryside Collies :: Adult Wanderer RARE

JIAN Barnyard Buddies :: Water Trough

22769 – Hay Bale with blanket

O.M.E.N – Autumn Harvest Truck – Red

Botanical – Dirt Road Straight

HPMD* Garden Trees

*alirium* DwarfForest [OldGold]

Posted in Events, Fashion, Gos, Lybra, Prism Events, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Tannenbaum, Uber SL

Tis the Season

Tis the season for all things Christmas, regardless of your religious beliefs or lack thereof. We are being bombarded with Christmas decor. However, now that Halloween and Thanksgiving have passed, I’m ready for it. I don’t really celebrate it in RL, but I do so love decorating and being festive in SL and there’s no better time than now to grab all the Christmas goodies. Tannenbaum is official open and there’s an abundance of gorgeous items for your home, your yard, and your lovely little mesh bodies. Here’s a sample and be sure to keep watching as there will be lots more posts filled with Tannenbaum goodies coming your way. ♥

in the spirit

wearing:
hair:  TRUTH Farryn (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Astralia – Waiting for Holidays Headpiece (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
EF: Communique Necklace
**RE** Luxy Rings Set
LYBRA . HAZEL (*new* @ Sad November)
[Gos] Boutique – Bianca Pumps (*new* @ Uber)

pose: Foxcity Wild & Free Set

scene:
.gypsy heart. – Festive Backdrops – Ornaments (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Botanical – Douglas Fir Christmas Tree for Tannenbaum
{Imeka} Kawaii Christmas Ornaments- 3 (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
{Imeka} Kawaii Christmas Ornaments- 7 (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
[Black Bantam] Puppies Under The Tree Gacha Set (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

Posted in Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

On Display

I’m a huge fan of the display name option in SL and I’ve had quite a few, because I love having fun with them. With that said, I’ve seen some that just made me sad for humanity, but then again some of mine have probably made others feel the same way. One thing I love about them is that so many people change theirs around this time of year to reflect an enthusiasm for the holiday season, or the lack thereof. With that said, I present my annual display name: SadyClaws!
I’ve had a few that got me run out of PG places, so a warning to those that haven’t played with display names too much but might feel obliged to now. Keep them pg unless you don’t care.
on-display2
In the the meantime, please be kind to one another. Remember that suicide rates are highest during the holidays…so please talk to someone if you’re sad…and for those that aren’t sad (YAY!) please be sure to check on your friends that might be. I have to tell you, that when you’re in a dark place and your friends just check in on you? Well, it can make a huge difference. So, be good little humans, and just maybe Santa will bring you something nice this year!

wearing:
hair: *Besom~Star (*new* @ Uber)
CATWA HEAD Gwen
^^Swallow^^ Ears Elf HD
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
{Reverie} Knit Sweater (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
EVANI– Elisa leggins (*new* @ Uber)
#EMPIRE – Aconitum

scene:
set up in-RO – Home for the Holidays – Cozy Skybox RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
RO – Home for the Holidays – Wreath (*new* @ The Arcade)
11 Fancy Decor: Panel Rug (*new* @ The Arcade)
01 Fancy Decor: Panel Sofa RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
04 Fancy Decor: Throw Pillow (*new* @ The Arcade)
Fancy Decor: Black and White Pillow (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: White and Black Pillow (*new* @ FaMESHed)
05 Fancy Decor: Worlidge End Table (*new* @ The Arcade)
07 Fancy Decor: Brass & Statuette (*new* @ The Arcade)
12 Fancy Decor: Worlidge Table Lamp (*new* @ The Arcade)
10 Fancy Decor: Worlidge Box (black) (*new* @ The Arcade)
02 Fancy Decor: Suede Ottoman (*new* @ The Arcade)
RO – Home for the Holidays – Alaska RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
03 Fancy Decor: Worlidge Coffee Table (*new* @ The Arcade)
:CP: Kara Candle Book (*new* @ Uber)
:CP: Book Decor Dollarbie (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Carriage Clock (silver)
08 Fancy Decor: Panel Mirror  (*new* @ The Arcade)
Apple Fall Happy Santa Figure (Berry)

tree & decorations: (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Botanical – Douglas Fir Christmas Tree for Tannenbaum
ornaments are a variety from the following tree decor gachas
03 Fancy Decor: Tree Ribbon
01 Fancy Decor: Tree Lights RARE
2.  [n.i] tree skirt
various baubles, ornaments, and tassels from:
Fancy Decor
The Vordun
!Oleander
.::Cubic Cherry::.
[Fetch]
Garbaggio
nefarious.inventions
NX-Nardcotix

poses by Del May

Posted in Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Dark & Merry Christmas?

I’m a tad different from everyone else in my family, which should come as no shock to anyone that knows me or where I live. Most of my close friends in SL know that my RL bedroom has dark burgundy walls and all of my decor is black & white, with an abundance of skulls on the walls, shelves, and even the bed. Its a pillow, calm down, I don’t sleep with skeletons. My favorite holiday is Halloween and I love all the clearance sales after Halloween, because its a great time to pick  up new and interesting decor.

gothmus2

So, what does this have to do with Christmas? Well, for a while we would put up a tree in every room of our house, smaller table top trees, of course. My favorite tree of all time was an artificial black tree that I decorated with black, silver, and red ornaments. So, when I discovered that there were actually some goth themed ornaments and decor at Tannenbaum I was elated! It really doesn’t matter what kind of tree you want to have…the proper decor will be at Tannenbaum! So, if traditional or candy colored Christmas isn’t your style? Then to you I wish a Dark & Merry Christmas!♥

gothmus3

Tis the season for shopping, Tannenbaum AND Uber just opened! Trust me, there are finds at every turn just waiting for you so mix them up and create a festive winter look all you own. As always, keep smiling and happy shopping! ♥

wearing:
hair: #Foxy – Candy Clouds. (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
CATWA HEAD Gwen
[theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
::SG:: Lets Go Eyeshadow – JESSICA HEAD Catwa
::SG:: Clara Lips for CATWA Heads only!
**RE** Lux Krista Earrings
Amala – The Sibley Spider Choker
[ kunst ] – Cigarette & holder
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
BUENO – Open Cardigan (*new* @ Uber)

scene:
.aisling. Candles
Corvus : Black Mesh Rug
DRD burtonesque gothic chair
[BDKX] -//- Merry Krampus  (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
MadPea – The Witching Hour – Wall Sconce
[BDKX] -//- Dressed Table 03  (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Can’t Even – Bauble Xmas Tree (Silver and Black)  (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

tree & decor: (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Botanical – Douglas Fir Christmas Tree for Tannenbaum
ornaments are a variety from the following tree decor gachas
Fancy Decor
The Horror!
[Fetch]
Garbaggio

poses by Bauhaus Movement