Posted in Bloom, Catwa, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Maitreya, Phedora, Prism Events, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Earth, teach me…

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring. ~William Alexander
Bloom1

wearing:
hair: {Limerence} Rosaly hair (*new* @ Bloom)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Mindy
.Swan. Blooming Loving Birds Necklace (*new* @ Bloom)
e.marie // Spring Mandala Set (*new* @ Kustom9)
.gypsy heart. Hanna Dress – Heat Pack – Berry (*new* @ Bloom)
Phedora ~ edith v2 platforms (*new* @ EQUAL10)

pose: Fashiowl Poses – Bloom set (*new* @ Bloom)
Serenity Style– Julia Spring Backdrop – The world is mine RARE  (*new* @ Bloom)

Posted in Bound Box, Collabor88, Events, Gingerfish Poses, Pale Girl Productions, Phoenix, Prism Events, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Tannenbaum, Uber SL, {le fil casse}

Boxes

There’s a lot of mystery and subscription boxes out there, but my new favorite has got to be Bound Box. Afterall, look at these shoes!!! They came with a crazy amount of colors that allow you to customize them more ways than I can count. For more information on this month’s box click this link-> (Dec Bound Box)

boxes

wearing:
hair:  :::Phoenix::: Jillian Hair (*new* in mainstore)
head: CATWA HEAD Lilly
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Merrylu” Nordic (*new* @ Uber)
(Yummy) Stella Rings (*new* @ C88)
{le fil casse} Marlena Collection Ruffle Top Maitreya RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
{le fil casse} Noelle Skirt (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
[MODA] NIKITA RUFFLE PLATFORMS (Dec Bound Box)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Hot Stepper (*new* @ eBento)
.gypsy heart. – Festive Backdrops – Present Tower (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Astralia – Unicorns Christmas (Red gift boxes) (*new* @ Arcade)

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Jian, Phoenix, Prism Events, Second Life, shopping, Tannenbaum

Let It All Go

I don’t have the strength for words of my own.

BIRDY + RHODES – Let It All Go

I’ve been sleepless at night
‘Cause I don’t know how I feel
I’ve been waiting on you
Just to say something real
There’s a light on the road
And I think you know
Morning is coming
And I have to go
I don’t know why, I don’t know why
We need to break so hard
I don’t know why we break so hard
But if we’re strong enough
To let it in, in, in
We strong enough
To let it go, oho, oho
Let it all go, let it all go
Let it all out now
If I look back to the start now
I know, I see everything true
There’s still a fire in me heart, my darling
But I’m not burning for you
We started it wrong
And I think you know
We waited too long
Now I have to go
I don’t know why, I don’t know why
We need to break so hard
I don’t know why we break so hard
But if we’re strong enough
To let it in, in, in
We strong enough
To let it go, oho, oho
Let it all go, let it all go
Let it all out now
Let it all go, let it all go
Let it all out now
Who says, who says?
Who says, who says?
Who says truth is beauty after all?
And who says love should break us when we fall?
But if we’re strong enough
To let it in, in, in
We strong enough
To let it go, oho, oho
Let it all go, let it all go
Let it all out now
Let it all go, let it all go
Let it all out now
We’re strong enough
To let it go, oho, oho

Blue isn't sad

wearing:
hair:  :::Phoenix::: Joanna Hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lilly
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ears
**RE** Insieme Bracelet – Female (*new* @ FaMESHed)
EF: Tidings Bento Rings  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
.::Dead Dollz::. Harper Jacket (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
JIAN Portable Purritos 4. Grey (*new* @ Arcade)

pose created with AnyPose
.gypsy heart. – Festive Backdrops – Wooden Trees  (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Home Decor, Jian, Lybra, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Tannenbaum, Uber SL

Deva’s Question

I have to admit I was a bit nervous when I did the post, “Dangerous Proposition.” For one thing, I wasn’t sure if anyone would even read the post, much less comment with a suggestion. While there hasn’t been a great deal of responses, I did get enough to keep me writing a bit longer. Today, I’m going to attempt to answer Deva Westland. She said, “You know… one thing I would ask you, blog wise… is kind of that “What would you say to your younger self” thing. I know you gave excellent advice to new bloggers the other month, but is there anything you have learned about yourself, or SL/ your SL through blogging which has been interesting?”
Leave it to Deva to ask me such a loaded question. The problem with talking to myself in the past is that the younger me wouldn’t listen. She never did. I still don’t. I try to, I promise I do, but I’m a student of Hard Knocks. The most valuable lessons in my life have been learned the hardest way possible. I’ve learned a lot more about photography and a good bit about promoting my blog. I’ve learned to become a blog manager and that I actually love being a blog manager as if not more than blogging itself. I just love seeing how creative people can be and I’m blown away by some of the talent. It really does show when a blogger loves what they do vs a blogger that clearly does blogging for free stuff and attention. That’s about as clear of an answer as I can give, Devalicious. I’m not sure if I did your question justice, but I tried. ♥

blue xmas

wearing:
hair:  .Olive. the Merry Hair (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
head: CATWA HEAD Lilly
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
LYBRA . Soft Coat Blue  (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Blueberry – Cake Leggings
N-core ABBY (*new* @ District 20)
JIAN Portable Purritos 4. Grey (*new* @ Arcade)

pose: Foxcity Me Time Set

scene:
.gypsy heart. Festive Backdrops – Snowy Cliff (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
:CP: Vetur Twinkling Stars (*new* @ Uber)
Trompe Loeil – Hammered Silver Sleigh (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Wire Tree (silver)  (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Fancy Decor: Tree Decorations 2 (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

Posted in Bueno, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Home Decor, Jian, Prism Events, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Tannenbaum

Mood swings and Strawberry Jam!

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you can imagine the title of this blog is a result of the Dangerous Proposition blog that I did last week. I have been trying to do the suggestions in the order that they came in, but with all the pink in this photo…well, I thought it sorta fit the topic.  Grace things she’s going to stump me with this little mix of terms, but oddly enough this instantly made me think of a comfort food. As women, we all know that comfort foods are very important during PMS which produces more mood swings than a 90 yr old bi-polar senile homeless woman. So, I’m going to share a the simplest little recipe for one of the most delicious comfort foods and most of us have these ingredients in our kitchens at any given time. All you need is Ritz crackers, cream cheese, and strawberry jam/preserves/jelly. Three simple ingredients that will change your life! You just put a smidge of cream cheese on the cracker, top it off with a small dollop of jam. Pop that in your mouth and you’ll think you’ve just had a cheesecake bite! I’m telling you, it is amazing. I suggest you just make a little plate of about 5 or 6 of these, because it is way too easy to get carried away eating these right there in the kitchen as you make them.
So, there you have it…mood swings and strawberry jam are actually quite compatible. Feel free to challenge me with more topics. I still have a few more from the original posts, but I have to admit I am loving the challenge…so bring it on!!!

something sweet

wearing:
hair:  {Limerence} Mary hair (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
head: CATWA HEAD Lilly
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
!Rebel Hope – Zaza Mesh Lingerie Top (*new* @ FaMESHed)
!Rebel Hope – Jayda Mesh Linegerie Pants (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Essenz – Serbia (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: Foxcity Slow Motion Set

scene:
.gypsy heart. Festive Backdrops – Christmas Lights A (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
+Half-Deer+ Hot Chocolate Bar Cart (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 2. Adult Wanderer RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO– Unicorn Charger- Rainbow (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO -Chill Chair -Peach and Gold (*new* @ Arcade)
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 11. White Pup Wanderer (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Sitter-Pillows – Love (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Hanging Stars-Pink (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO– Chandelier – Pink (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Hanging Stars- White (*new* @ Arcade)

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 CandyDoll, Cynful, Events, Fashion, Phedora, Phoenix, Prism Events, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Tannenbaum, Uber SL

Artistic Influences

Today’s post is the answer to another question posed by Troy Nelson in response to my blog, “Dangerous Propositon.” He asked, “Who are your artistic influences?” Well, this question has me stumped, because I can’t cite any really. I just do my own thing. Sometimes I’m inspired by a song. Sometimes and outfit or accessory or even an item of decor just sparks my imagination and I’m off. Actually, there are a few SL photographers that inspire me to try something different. I doubt seriously if you’ll recognize most of their influence in my work, but a few will be pretty apparent. So, in saying that, I’m going to list a few names and each name with provide you with a direct link to their flickr account. Sabbian Paine, Ados Oldrich, Wendz Tempest, Rina Edenflower, Grace Sixpence, Kess Crystal, Brandon TaselianLoverdag, and so many others that I could fill a page listing them all. These are artists that I not only admire, but that inspire me to try new techniques. So, I guess I stand corrected, I can cite a few…*laughs* I just needed to really think about it for a minute.
I’m still open to topics and questions, so by all means feel free to leave comments. I promise that I do read them all. ♥

its cool

wearing:
hair:  :::Phoenix::: Charlotte Hair  (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
eyeshadow: Izzie‘s – Festive Shimmer Eye Make-Up (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
nail polish: alme. Snowy Winter (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
[Cynful] Candela’s Fur Vest  (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
_CandyDoll_ Anya Top (*new* @ Uber)
_CandyDoll_ Anya Pants (*new* @ Uber)
Phedora / Darcy Boots V2 (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

pose: –CHKI0 Poses–listen to that melody Pack
———comes with phone & headphones

scene:
.gypsy heart. Festive Backdrops – The Cabin (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Ariskea[Neige] Nord Pole Post Red (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
O.M.E.N – Christmas Morning – Sleds – Wood (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

Posted in Cheeky Ink, Gos, Mina Hair, Prism Events, Salem, Scandalize, Second Life, shoes, shopping, The Annex, ULTRA

Scelerophobia

They say you learn something new everyday and for the most part I’d say that’s true for me, but today I learned something really interesting. I’m always fascinated with phobias, because some of them are rather extreme and I just can’t wrap my mind around. Like the fear of mustard. I saw this on some talk show years ago and apparently its not that uncommon, but certainly not run of the mill either! However, today, I found out that Scelerophobia is the fear of criminals! I mean, I don’t know who isn’t a little reluctant to befriend a known criminal, but this is like a legit fear.
People with this phobia usually have some pretty serious security, like multiple locks on their doors, security systems, guard dogs, crazy fences, and more! I’ve never broken into a home or business…that I can remember nor have I ever robbed anyone (shoplifting doesn’t count), but I suppose in some senses, I am or was a criminal. So, clearly, I don’t have this phobia or I’d be afraid of myself. *laughs*

Scelerophobia

wearing:
hair: MINA – Faith
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
(( Cheeky Ink )) Dreams Tattoo
The Annex – UnOrthodox Crown (*new* @ Salem)
Scandalize. MELISANDE. (*new* @ ULTRA)
[Gos] Boutique – Dulce Pumps (*new* @ Shoetopia)
*HEXtraordinary* Imp Follow Minion – Night (*new* @ Salem)

background & pose: .gh. & LAGOM – Phobia Scene – Scelerophobia (*new* @ Salem)