Posted in Blueberry, Catwa, Events, Exploration, Fashion, RunAway Hair, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Menus & Electric Heaters

This place didn’t have an extensive menu, but what they did have was simply delicious. It was a food truck permanently parked on a small peninsula off the coast of Achill Island What she loved the most was that they has hooked up small electric heaters between all the tables so even on a cool day like today, you could eat outdoor and be comfortable. She was especially grateful for this today as she planned to meet her dear friend, Grace, for lunch. It had been far too long since they had sat down and dished.

lunchtime
Grace’s challenge: a menu and an electric heater

wearing:
hair: [RA] Tina Hair (*new* @ TLC)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: –Belleza– Freya
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

EarthStones Diamond Kitty Necklace (*new* @ TLC)
*tentacio* Sandwich
e.marie // Hot Cocoa RARE
Blueberry – Reignberry – Scarf
Blueberry – Reignberry – Cardigan
Blueberry – Reignberry – Shorts

pose by BauHaus Movement

locaiton: Achill Island

Posted in Catwa, Cynful, Eudora3D, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, N21, RunAway Hair, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

2am

“Two in the morning, I can’t control it
Lost in the moment, I just can’t get no sleep, eh
Two in the morning, everything’s frozen
I keep on falling and I just can’t get no sleep”
~Astrid, 2am

2am

wearing:
hair: [RA] Cinderella Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
ears: .:[PUMEC] :. – / Mesh Ears\ – 4 -POINT INDUSTRIAL
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Willow – Jamaica (*new* @ Uber)

OSMIA – Nostalgia.Gacha.Earrings
[Atomic] Dysfunctional Collar (*new* @ Crystal Heart)
EarthStones Flaunt Nipple Piercings (*new* @ RLD)
(Yummy) Curator Rings Set (*new* @ N21)
[Cynful] Stripper Body Dust

[Aleutia] Arina (*new* @ RLD)
#EMPIRE – Arcade Dec ’16 – Panties
Eudora3D Berlin Heels (*new* @ Kinky)

pose: FOXCITY. Show Time Bento Pose Set

Trompe Loeil – Corazon Patio Bar + Props (*new* @ FaMESHed)

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 Death Row Designs, Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Pretty Mess, Second Life, shopping, unKindness

Bookworm

I love books. Not just reading them, but holding them and owning them. I love the smell of a used bookstore, a library, and a new bookstore. Each one has a distinct odor of its own. I have shelves and shelves of books I have yet to read, because…well, I’m on the computer most of the time and I simply hate reading books on a screen. I’ve tried to read on tablets and I did okay with the Kindle for a while, but eventually I just really missed holding the book, using a bookmark, and having strangers ask me about the book I’m reading. No one asks you what you’re reading when you’re staring at a tablet. So, I refuse to buy eBooks anymore. I need to feel the paper between my fingertips. I need to hear the rustling of the pages as I turn them anxiously trying to finish the sentence/paragraph/chapter. There are always going to be books in my bathroom, on my nightstand, and on various shelves throughout my house. Some I’ve read and decided they’re simply too good to part with, while others sit for ages on the shelf waiting for me to finally embrace the story within.

bookworm

wearing:
hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Opal Mesh Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
EarthStones Eyeglasses – The Countess
PM – 7. Maesi Blue&Black Top (*new* @ Epiphany)
PM – 8. Maesi Blue&Black Shorts (*new* @ Epiphany)

pose: Le Poppycock *Book Lovers* A (comes w/book & cat)

scene:
20 – DRD – Bloodcroft Castle – Secret Bookcase
uK – Victorian Book Stand Brown Booth RARE
uK – Victorian Book Stand Her Studies RARE
uK – Victorian Book Stand Quill and Ink
uK – Victorian Book Stand Scholar Study
uK – Victorian Book Stand Book Pile
uK – Victorian Book Stand Loose Bits
uK – Victorian Book Stand Her Note
uK – Victorian Book Stand Scholar Stack
39 – DRD – Bloodcroft Castle – Carpet – Two

 

Posted in Events, Fashion, N21, Pretty Mess, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Just Be

Yesterday was a bad day. Nothing in particular happened, it was just one of those days where I felt like I had no people skills. My mind was cloudy. I hard a really hard time just thinking about anything that wasn’t laid out in front of me in black and white. I wanted to stay in bed more than anything. To hide under the covers from the world. I did not care about the eclipse, but felt like I should. I just didn’t.
I’m quite fortunate that Josh understands me better than most and understood that I just needed to be. Simply be. We watched some Netflix together, a comedy and we laughed. We didn’t talk much, but we shared time together and he let me be myself.  A few of my friends understood, Rebel even suggested it might be hormones at that’s certainly a possibility. She sent me the link to one of my favorite bad mood songs and that made me grin. I think only three people were aware of how I was feeling and all three were very compassionate.
It wasn’t one of those situations that could be fixed and they knew that. They knew I simply needed to just be. I suppose that might not make sense to some, but for I do believe we all have days like that. We just wake up on the wrong side of the proverbial bed and want more than anything to lash out or be left alone. I knew if I was forced to interact with too many people yesterday I would end up saying or doing something I’d later regret. I went to bed quite early, which led me to wake up too soon. I lied there in my bed thinking how I could make sure today would be different and I just decided that it will be. I cannot suffer another day like yesterday. It felt ridiculous to be so seemingly angry for no apparent reason. Today, I will have a good day if it kills me. *thinks for a minute and grins* Or perhaps kills someone else. *smirks*

Free of Resentment

wearing:
hair: tram G0728 hair / FATPACK+HeadbandHUD UltraRARE (*new* @ PocketGacha)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
tattoo: *Moon Tattoo* LARGE LOTUS

-SU!- Bento Piercing Set 03
EarthStones Tania Belly Ring

Pretty Mess – qt bb Sweater  (*new* @ N21)
.::Dead Dollz::. Erzbetha Skirt (*new* @ N21)

pose by Foxcity

Posted in Events, Fashion, Mesh Body Addicts, Phedora, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Her Surprise

Everyone said the house was haunted, but she didn’t believe in ghosts, so when they dared her to go in first she readily accepted the challenge. As she walked down the hall, she heard nothing but a stillness all around her. She turned to see where her friends were, “Would you guys c’mon and stop staring at my ass!” To her surprise she saw nothing, but shadows, “Oh cute, get your asses in here…no point in me leading a pack that isn’t following!”
She waited a few minutes, but heard and saw nothing. She had to admit to herself the place was a little creepy. She still didn’t believe in ghosts, but she sure as hell wasn’t going to keep going without them. She started heading back the way she came, but nothing looked familiar….

you comin

Two kids were passing the old house on their way to the park one day, “I heard that the last person that went in there…never came out.”

wearing:
hair
: adoness : doris  (*new* @ Hair Fair 2017)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: -7P-Paradise Tattoo

EarthStones Eyeglasses – The Countess
Blueberry – Kiki – Top
Blueberry – Kiki – Shorts
Phedora ~Todosa Platforms (*new* @ MBA)

pose by Foxcity
background: anxiety %local v2

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Landscaping, Mesh Body Addicts, Phedora, Second Life, shoes, shopping, TMD

Grace & Sady Road Trip-Motel (pt 2)

Part 2 of the Grace & Sady Road Trip

Grace and I have been driving for a while. We’ve taken turns at the wheel. We’ve flashed truckers. We’ve sang our hearts out. We’ve exhausted ourselves, but we finally found a little motel out in the middle of nowhere.
now what

Sady bursts into giggles as they get out of the car, pointing at the huge amenity sign right out front, “Look, Grace, they have porn!”
“Like I want to watch porn with YOU!” she laughs.
“Grace, look around, you think they have cable way out here? We can turn off the sound and make our own monologue! It’ll be hilarious, ” Sady chuckled to herself, remembering the last time they watched porn together, along with their good friend, Tracy.
“Ok, yeah, we can do that. I wonder if they have any place to eat around here,” she looks around and hangs her head, “Not looking so good. At least we still have some snacks from the gas station.”
She reaches into the car. I assume she’s grabbing a snack or her purse…I turn to walk towards the office to get us a room. I turn my head just in time to see her running towards me…

we're here

…with a magic wand in her hand! She’s coming towards me with it, “Grace! WTF are you doing….get that thing away from me!”
Grace is just laughing as she charges at me with her wireless wand just a buzzing, “Awww, Sady, don’t be scared, didn’t you get one of these when you got your Bound Box?”
“Yes, but I didn’t bring it on the trip, ya cunt!”
She chased me all the way around the sign and into the office with that thing buzzing. *laughs*
As we’re paying for the room, Grace asked the clerk if they have any place to eat or buy booze nearby. Not surprisingly the answer was no, but they did have a vending machine in the office and the manager, a pervy looking old man,  offered us a bottle of vodka and pointed out the window, “We’ve got complimentary adult movies and a pool if you ladies get too hot.” He chuckled to himself as Grace tried to hide the wand behind her back at this point, but I’m quite sure he saw it.
We took the vodka and giggled. Grace had managed to force the narrow end of the wand into her back pocket. As Grace grabbed some snacks from the machine, I reached forward and hit the button to make it start buzzing against her ass. We bursts into giggles and ran from the office with snacks and her buzzing wand in tow.
“Ya bitch,” she yells as I race to the car and grab our bags.
We were too exhausted to do much of anything that night, but planned to take a swim before hitting the road again the next day….

 

get away from me

Stay tuned to find out what happens next on the Grace & Sady Road Trip…*laughs* For Grace’s side of the story…check out her blog.

Sady is wearing:
hair
: tram G0511 hair
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
EarthStones SunMoonStars Earrings
EarthStones SunMoonStars Necklaces
EarthStones SunMoonStars Bracelets
Emery Top Cozumel (*new* @ C88)
RIOT / Emma Denim Shorts (*new* @ MBA)
Phedora ~ Selma Flats (*new* @ C88)

Grace is wearing:
hair: #Foxy – Vixen Hair – (*new* @ Hair Fair 2017)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Tattoo – Identity – Wild Desire (*new* @ MBA)
Glasses – SteinWerk – Boonie & Clyde Sunglasses
Necklace – #Foxy – Suede Wrap Choker
Bracelets – RealEvil – Zaria Bracelets
Rings – Zaara – Siya stacked rings
Scandalize Ally top (*new* @ MBA)
RIOT / Emma Denim Shorts (*new* @ MBA)
Shoes – Vale Koer – Bow Slides

Sady’s poses are by Del May
Grace’s poses are by Bauhaus Movement

scene:
(Milk Motion) road to nowhere – Desert Land
(Milk Motion) cactus 1
(Milk Motion) road to nowhere – office
(Milk Motion) vacancy sign
7 – Adult Movies – XXX (*new* @ TMD)
(Milk Motion) road to nowhere – Milk Motel
NOMAD // Vintage Roadtrip Car // Blue

Posted in Events, Exploration, Fashion, N21, Scandalize, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

The Hours Fade

“so the hours fade
something’s got to break
something’s got to change
so the hours fade
something’s got to break
something’s got to change”
The Kays Lavelle ~ The Hours

I haven’t been myself this week. As much as I try, I cannot shake this scrambled feeling. Its as if the reception in my brain is fuzzy. I’ve been emotional to say the least. Sometimes I’m slow to react to situations simply because I need time to process, but this week…I dunno, its like everything has been processing really slow. The ringing in my ears is louder than even and the pain that lives within my body has spiked. These things make it even harder for me to concentrate. Sometimes its all I can do to just sit still.
I’m sure the wonky weather in my area has played a major role in this, but something’s got to change…for I feel I’m going mad. This morning I didn’t even want to get out of bed, but as my coffee sat on my nightstand getting colder I forced myself to get up…come to the PC and write some of this down. I can’t even know if this will make sense to anyone else, but its where I’m at and I’ve found that more often than not…I’m not alone in my feelings. As the hours fade, I hope that this haze, too, will fade and I will get back to feeling more like myself.

scandalize top

wearing: 
hair
/Wasabi Pills/ Apple Mesh Hair
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

EarthStones Butterfly Necklace & Earrings – Whisper
Scandalize. Juliet. (*new* @ N21)
Blueberry – DWL Classic

pose: FOXCITY. Bento Ground Sits VOL1
location: Hazardous

Posted in Events, Exploration, Pale Girl Productions, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Just Breathe

“Wish I was small
In sunny days
A summer light breeze
Could lead me further”
The White Birch ~ Breathe

Sometimes life delivers me some rather low and sudden blows. Its times like these that I want to either curl up in a ball in the comfort of my bed, wrapped in the familiarity of my blankets, pillows, and dreamless slumber…or I want to run as far from the world as possible…to the edge of nowhere and just feel the comfort of the sun on my skin…a warm breeze caressing my flesh. As beautiful and wonderful as the world of Second Life can be, sometimes even here there is no solace from the harsh dark clouds hovering over me in the real world. Despite the fact that logic tell me, “this is temporary” and “this too shall pass.” Sometimes I cannot help but be swallowed up by the overwhelming desperation swirling like the madness of a tornado in my mind. Try as I may, I cannot always beat my demons with the rational of optimism and logic. Some days its all I can do to just breathe.

kaithleen

hair:  Tableau Vivant \\ Summer Hairplay – Sundowner (*new* @ Arcade)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
eyesCATWA Mesh Eyes Pack
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: Vintage Flowers – White Tattoo [CAROL G] (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

EarthStones Crystal Rain Earrings – Aqua
EarthStones Crystal Rain Double Necklace – Aqua
EarthStones Crystal Rain Long Necklace – Aqua
Kaithleen’s Vintage Summer Dress (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)

pose by oOo Studio
location: Black Kite

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