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 Aphorism, Catwa, Culprit, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Maitreya, Mesh Body Addicts, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Vanity Event

Make Me Vicious

Halestorm-Vicious

You make me vicious
Watch as I make the pain my mistress
You can call me Miss Malicious
I’ll dress you up in stiches
No I cannot resist this
If it don’t hurt I get suspicious
I like to take the knife and twist it
Babe, our love is sacreligious
I’m not scared to admit it
This violence is delicious
What doesn’t kill me
Makes me vicious
I’m not gonna break, I can take
All that you can give, this is survival
Of the sickest
I am not afraid, bring the pain
Watch out ’cause I’m vicious
And I’m not asking for forgiveness
Yeah I make you go ballistic
Your torture is our business
And I won’t leave a witness
I don’t care if you hate me
‘Cause you’re gonna have to face me
And there’s no use in crying
You know I would be lying if I said you could escape me
What doesn’t kill me
Makes me vicious
I’m not gonna break, I can take
All that you can give, this is survival
Of the sickest
I am not afraid, bring the pain
What doesn’t kill me makes me
Vicious
Vicious
Vicious
Vicious
What doesn’t kill me
Makes me vicious
I’m not gonna break, I can take
All that you can give, this is survival
Of the sickest
I am not afraid, bring the pain
What doesn’t kill me makes me vicious
What doesn’t kill me makes me vicious
What doesn’t kill me makes me vicious
What doesn’t kill me makes me vicious, oh!

Hot Rod

wearing:
hair:  MINA – Raven (*new* @ Fetish Fair)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [Glam Affair] Maze Applier [ Catwa ] 007 (*new* @ C88)
piercings: –SU!– Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
!APHORISM! Salvy Playsuit (*new* @ MBA)
[BREATHE]-Mikka Heels (*new* @ FaMESHed)
pose: GingerFish Pose Summer Samba set
scene:
(Milk Motion) road to nowhere – Desert Land
KraftWork Gas Station
Culprit Roadtrip Almighty Decor (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[Black Bantam] My Dear Button Toy Poodle Boy Coal  (*new* @ Vanity Event)
Posted in Catwa, Chic Moda, Culprit, Events, FaMESHed, Foxcity, Jian, Maitreya, Second Life, Tres Chic, Vanity Event, [BREATHE]

Good Day

I have to say, I really am blessed when it comes to some of my friends. As I’m writing this my face is hurting from laughing so hard. I’ve been laughing so hard that I feel sorta drunk. Mind you, I messed up my meds the past few days, so that could be part of it. Regardless, it’s been a crazy whirlwind day, but aside from literally waking myself up shaking, it was a good day.

beachin

wearing:
hair:  Vanity Hair::Baccara (*new* @ TresChic)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Myra”
Cae :: Hughes :: Sunglasses
ChicModa // Marie (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[BREATHE]-Simone Heels (*new* @ Epiphany)
JIAN Beach Party Pointers VIP Adult Companion (*new* @ Epiphany)
JIAN Beach Party Pointers VIP Pup Companion (*new* @ Epiphany)
pose: FOXCITY. Breezy Bento Pose Set
scene:
KraftWork Beach Burger Shack
Culprit ModSquad Scooter Surf Decor (*new* for Go by FaMESHed)
Posted in Apple Fall, Culprit, Events, FaMESHed, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Dreams of Time

“Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of time.”  H. P. Lovecraft

Dreams of Time

scene:
Scarlet Creative Oceania Beach House

Culprit Mojave Set  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
_Culprit Mojave Bed
_Culprit Mojave Bedside Table
_Culprit Mojave Lamp
_Culprit Mojave Trunk
_Culprit Mojave Succulent
_Culprit Tasty Macarons
_Culprit Hot Chocolate B&W
_Culprit Hot Chocolate Willow

Apple Fall Althea Rug – Antique Light

RSD Pouf PG

Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print1. (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print2. (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Granola. Carmella Bird Of Paradise. (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Sheppard Hanging Plant CHEZ MOI
Sheppard Hanging Plant CHEZ MOI 1

Kalopsia – Lily’s Hanging flowers

-ATTIC- Hanging Sack Couch Plain

hive // macrame hanging plant . stone

Trompe Loeil – Geonna Hanging Lantern

Dutchie cafe table with tulips (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Dutchie backgammon decor (*new* @ FaMESHed)

(fd) Cat – 03 Sitting Lazy
(fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled
(fd) Cat – 11 Sitting
(fd) Cat – 05 Curled On Back
(fd) Cat – 13 Standing Up

Posted in Catwa, Culprit, Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Maitreya, Phoenix, Pose Fair, Second Life

Being a Weirdo

I’m not sure what normal is anymore. I suppose its whatever your local society reflects as the norm. For instance, people that live near the beach probably wear swimsuits under the clothes during the summer quite regularly, assuming they like the beach. I just think it wouldn’t be abnormal to see people in swimwear at Dunkin Donuts when you’re grabbing your morning coffee. Yet, that would be kinda weird where I live, as there are no beaches here. Though, the Tennessee River is rather close, I imagine you might see swimwear near the marinas. My point is that normal is just a reflection of the majority of society, right?
In Boston, for instance, you can throw a rock from just about anywhere and hit a Dunkin Donuts. In Seattle, its a coffee house or Starbucks. Where I live, its a church. There are more churches here than convenient stores. So, being an atheist here is considered quite abnormal. I swear, I’m gonna start charging people $20 for every time they try to “save me” from eternal damnation.
The same can be true about the way people judge one another’s homes. For instance, I know a woman who most people would find completely and utterly tacky simply for the way she has decorated her home. She had essentially collaged anything she could with pictures of 80’s hair bands. She obsessed with KISS and her entire bedroom makes that very clear. So, when I saw these Prrrandas from Culprit, I could not help but to remember hanging out with her. She would get so excited every time she was able to add something new to her collection.
I’ve always admired her, because she has never given a thought to how others perceive her. She wanted a few simple things from her life and she got them. She’s happy, too. She’s not rich, but she owns a house and her favorite car, a Ford Mustang. Her house is filled with things SHE loves and that have special meanings to her. She has raised a very cool teenage boy on her own. She’s a 911 dispatcher (or was) and she is just wicked cool. I pride myself on being weird and I like to think she does, too. We should all stop trying to please the world and be true to ourselves for a change. If we all did that, what other people say and think about us, wouldn’t hold much power at all, would it?

Being a Weirdo

wearing:
hair:  :::Phoenix::: Brooke
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
ears: .:[PUMEC] :. – / Mesh Ears\ – 4 -POINT INDUSTRIAL
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Willow – Jamaica (*new* @ Uber)
**RE** Dragon Rings, Bracelets & Claws BG (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Legal Insanity – MILF shirt #1 RARE
Legal Insanity – MILF panties #2 Fatpack RARE
Legal Insanity – MILF boots #3 Fatpack (Maitreya Lara) RARE

pose: GingerFish Pose – Midnight set (*new* @ Pose Fair)

scene:
Culprit PRRRANDAS
-Culprit Prrranda Eric
-Culprit Prrranda Gene
-Culprit Prrranda Paul
-Culprit Prrranda Norman
-Culprit Prrranda Tommy

.peaches. Bae’s Journal – Lover

FD & Commoner: Slater Collection (*new* @ Uber)
-FD & Commoner: Slater Rug
-FD & Commoner: Slater Surfboard
-FD & Commoner: Slater Chaise – plain
-FD & Commoner: Slater Wall Art
-FD & Commoner: Slater Magazines
-FD & Commoner: Slater Pendant Light
-FD & Commoner: Slater Tray
-FD & Commoner: Slater Candle
-FD & Commoner: Slater Incense
-FD & Commoner: Slater Accent Tables

Posted in Death Row Designs, Events, Fancy Decor, Jian, Prism Events, Second Life, shopping, Tannenbaum

Just a Quote

“And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.”
― Sylvia PlathThe Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

shadow box dec

DRD Shadow Box Dec
DRD – Shadow Box – Series 01 – DEC 2017 – LIGHT
DRD – Series 01 – Canopy Bed – Light
DRD – Series 01 – Chandelier – Light
DRD – Series 01 – Chest – Light
DRD – Series 01 – Drapes – Light
DRD – Series 01 – Side Table A – Light
DRD – Series 01 – Side Table B – Light
DRD – Series 01 – Wing Chair Amber – Light
DRD – Series 01 – Wing Chair Ecru – Light

MudHoney Larson Fireplace Set (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
MudHoney Larson Fireplace – White
MudHoney Larson Paper Stars – long
MudHoney Larson Wreath

Winter Dreams Globe – Happy Holidays – From O.M.E.N (Tannenbaum)
O.M.E.N – Christmas Morning – Reindeer Plushie – Plain (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

SAYO – Glitz Collection (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
SAYO – Glitz Collection – Leaf Candle
SAYO – Glitz Collection – Garden Roses
SAYO – Glitz Collection – Sparkling Star – Rose Gold

dust bunny . pilea peper plant
dust bunny . areca palm plant
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant
dust bunny . potted palm

Cant’ Even – Winterscape (Gold) (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Can’t Even – Jolly AF (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

Dahlia – Seasonal Candy Set- Round Gumball Jar (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

PILOT – Hanging Planter [White]
PILOT – Book and Tablet Stack
PILOT – Package Wrap

JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds True Spirit of Christmas Tree **25PR** (Arcade)

10 Fancy Decor: Miles Rug (*new* @ Arcade)
Fancy Decor: Twig Tree (gold) (Tannenbaum)

R(S)W Fruit Bowl – Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum)

Culprit Mousie Balloon Music Box (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

floorplan. i love you canvas
floorplan. notebook clutter
floorplan. pile of books

scene created in Trompe Loeil – Dorina Cottage Blush

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

What if…we get real?

How was your day?
Such a simple question to ask, but it can make a world of difference to the person you’re asking. Its usually the first thing I say after, “Hi Baby!” when I see Sino each day. Whenever I’m excited about something, I tend to make my story first followed by embarrassment for not asking him how his day was first, because honestly…what if he had a bad day? Is he really going to be happy that one of my photos was chosen for the cover of a Flickr group? Sure, deep down, but probably not what he wants to talk about, then again it might be just the distraction he’s looking for. I won’t know until I ask about his day.

welcome-home2

I’ve been thinking about this a lot. We often start conversations with, “How are you?”
On occasion someone give an honest answer, but do we really want to know that their IBS is acting up or that they just stubbed their toe or that their boss just laid into them over some stupid project that’s not even due until next week or its shark week and I swear to God if I sneeze there will be a crime scene worthy of Dexter in my pants? I think some of us do really want to know and yet when people ask us how we are…most of us give a general answer like, “I’m fine and you?”
Then we wonder why conversations die. What if we got real and honest with one another? I know, it seems almost like a foreign concept these days in Second Life, but for those of us that are REAL friends and do discuss real life, it might be interesting, dontcha think? I dunno, just food for thought from the depths of a twisted mind.

Let’s talk about the stuff for a minute. It seems like another event opens every day and its getting harder and harder to keep up, especially if you’re on a budget. However, there are certain items out there that just call to you and no matter how many suits you own or how many thigh high boots you already have…we won’t even discuss hair…you just have to have THAT! So, I’m sharing some of my absolute must haves with you…from Sino’s awesome suit and my outfit to some stuff for my house, because anyone that knows me knows I’m always decorating and my home is forever evolving. Enjoy!

Sady is wearing:
little bones. Chel
CATWA HEAD Gwen
CATWA Mesh Eyes
Glam Affair – Pia Applier ( Catwa / Tumble ) America 02  (*new* @Kustom9)
Valentina E. Dita Ebony Egyptian (*new* @ The Epiphany)
**RE** Zaria Bracelets
Sweet Thing. Madame Laveau Thigh Highs – Black (*new* @ Kustom9)

Sino is wearing:
Modulus – Brooklyn Hair
[Gos] Custom Eyewear – GOSCAN
Head & Body by #TheMeshProject
GizzA –  Andrew Vested Suit Tweed (*new* @ TMD)

scene:
tarte. autumn attic skybox (October Luxe Box)
BUENO -Fall Rug Lines (*new* @ The Epiphany)
NOMAD // The Social Guru
Kalopsia – Aloe Plaster – Grey
Fancy Decor: Wood Console (*new* @ Kustom9)
BUENO-Wallet-Cream
BUENO-Bonita Bag-Black (*new* @ The Epiphany)
BUENO-Magazine Stack 2 (*new* @ The Epiphany)
BUENO-Standup Player-Light (*new* @ The Epiphany)
Addams – Bad Bunny Mask – #051
:HAIKEI: End of the day Gahca {3}
Fancy Decor: Studded Tray (*new* @ Kustom9)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Spilled Black Coffee
Fancy Decor: Bulb Sconce (*new* @ Kustom9)
Fancy Decor: Octagonal Mirror (*new* @ Kustom9)
MG – H&G – Curtains – Silk Pools
striped mocha – hanging lotuses – gold
Di’Cor Carson Leather Chair
Apple Fall ‘iFall’ Notebook 2015
{anc} miniature/H. mannequin {M} flower
Culprit Ancient One
floorplan. record shelf / bare
Stockholm&Lima: The Painting

pose: oOo Studios

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

Waiting Games

Electronics have become the common go to method for passing time. Its evident in waiting rooms around the world as people stare into their phones and tablets. Most of us take them everywhere. Hopefully, we put them down while we drive! I do, so should you, but no lectures today. ☺ I hate to admit how attached I’ve become to my smart phone and other electronics to be honest. The cats and dog have been trained to avoid cords and to use caution when humans are holding their phones. Fortunately, I rarely run into a dead battery, but there have a been a few times that I’ve had to put them all down so they can charge and the waiting game begins.
waiting
Its always when my electronics are temporarily out of reach or commision that I remember all the things I need to do with them or to them. In turn, I’m creating an even bigger need for them, which then makes the waiting all the more agonizing. Those that know me well know that I have no tolerance for boredom. I will always find a way to amuse myself no matter what the situation. I am an only child that spent a great deal of my early childhood in isolation. I have a fantastic imagination and I will find adventures at every turn. I’m sure we all played the “hot lava” or “sharks/gators in the water” games when we were kids, right? Hopping from one piece of furniture to another…taking great care to never touch the floor, while giggling and squealing with delight as we narrowly miss our imaginary doom. Now here we all are in a virtual world playing with virtual clothes and furnishings and still escaping doom! At least escaping it for a while anyway…*giggles*
waiting still
I realize I’m sort of rambling, but that’s how my mind works sometimes. Welcome to the madness! What started this train of thought? I’m glad you asked. Yes, you did ask…this conversation is happening in MY mind and it was there that you asked just that question. Now, hush and let me answer. *grins*
I was putting together the scene above to display the Ramses Collection from Fancy Decor for the September round of The Arcade, which we are all anxiously waiting for…see what I did there? I know I mentioned the set a few days ago and teased you with a sneak peak, but  there are 19 pieces available in this set and each piece is exquisite. In the previous post about the collection I indicated that the chairs and sofa come with a hud that allows you to change the color of the fabric. I showed you a gorgeous purple chair. As I put this room together I knew I had to show you the luxurious silver suede. Isn’t it stunning?
Okay, so why insert myself in a picture about furnishings? Because I’ve been waiting days and days for the dress I’m wearing here and since the post is called Waiting Games, its only right that I show you something else that I waited on, right?
See, what’s happening here is that I’m showing you a way to fill that little void of time between now and when The Arcade actually opens, plus you’re going to want to look your best while shopping, right? Naturally all the details are below…Happy Shopping! ♥

wearing:
*Dura-B&G*70 – (*new & exclusive* @ Fetish Fair
CATWA HEAD Dyana
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves (All colors) – Maitreya (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
[Cynful] Bring The Sexy Back – (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
#EMPIRE – Forsythia (leg straps)
.K-Otic. Tripp Sneakers

scene:
Fancy Decor: Edward Bookcase (August Collabor88)
*AF* Origami Dove – Music
-tres blah- Workspace – Print and Books
PILOT – Treble Clef [Gold]
Fancy Decor: Luxe Picture Frame (August Luxe Box)
Fancy Decor: Leaning Frames
19 Fancy Decor: Pyramid Obelisk (black)
Fancy Decor: Potted Aloe
14 Fancy Decor: Ramses Bookends
Apple Fall Amelie Magnifiers
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Globe (Classic)
Lark – Imaginarium Librarium Treasures (store is closed)
Culprit Ancient One

10 Fancy Decor: Ramses Wall Panels
02 Fancy Decor: Ramses Sofa RARE
15.erratic / lsm – magazine & news
7mad;Ravens Folded Sketch Book
07 Fancy Decor: Ramses Chandelier
13 Fancy Decor: Ramses Cocktail Table
Apple Fall ‘Lucky Numbers’ Cigarettes & Tray
.Shi : My Journal [Black]
Apt B // Raw Materials Gacha – Plate Sculpture
12 Fancy Decor: Ramses Side Table (white)
Fancy Decor: Wire Crystal Candle (August Luxe Box)
05 Fancy Decor: Ramses Rug
Fancy Decor: Luxe Console (black) (August Luxe Box)
11 Fancy Decor: Ramses Side Table (black)
*LODE* Decor – Snapdragon Vase Big [dark violet]

06 Fancy Decor: Ramses Chair
04 Fancy Decor: Ramses Console
09 Fancy Decor: Ramses Art
15 Fancy Decor: Decorative Box
08 Fancy Decor: Ramses Lamp
16 Fancy Decor: Decorative Orb
floorplan. rotary phone / black
[Commoner] Break-Up Survival Kit / Little Black Book
Second Spaces – Cluttered House – charging station

poses by Del May