Posted in Events, Home Decor, Second Life, Uber SL

Coastal Getaway

We are smack dab in the middle of summer now and there’s no denying it. The heat where I live is absolutely unbearable. Fortunately, I don’t have to go out in it very much. Though my dog stubbornly refuses to grow opposable thumbs or learn how to use the toilet. So, I do have to fight the heat a few times a day. We can hide from the heat in Second Life, but we don’t have to hide from the world when we can decorate our homes so beautifully.
Peaches has released this Coastal Getaway Bed set, complete with night stand and this gorgeous lamp. With all the nautical themes present on the grid at the moment, you can create the perfect coastal getaway in your very own virtual home. Happy shopping and may July bring you all the joy you deserve. ♥

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.peaches. Coastal Getaway Bed @ Uber
.peaches. Coastal Getaway – Bed
.peaches. Costal Getaway Bed – Lamp
.peaches. Costal Getaway Bed – Table

dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter
dust bunny . hanging plants . spider planter

..::THOR::.. Decorative Helm
..::THOR::.. Nautical candle

hive // macrame hanging plant . white

tarte. night sky curtain

floorplan. throw rug / octopus
floorplan. leaning chalkboard / octopii

Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Ocho the Pacific Octopus

Schadenfreude The Treif Menorah (octopus)

Posted in Bueno, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Second Life, Seven Emporium

Dear Bloggers…again

So, this is directed to bloggers from me as a blog manager, not a fellow blogger. I can’t speak for all blog managers, but I know more than one that feels the same way I do. Time to put things in a little perspective. Here’s the deal based on my limited experience and I’d love to hear from other blog managers on this, as well. Feel free to disagree, but please keep it polite-ish. *laughs*

Bloggers, please don’t argue with your blog manager. It’s fine to ask questions, but when you challenge your blog managers and insult them? Well, guess what? We are human, too. We are not perfect and we make mistakes. Guess what else we do? We talk to each other. If you are a blogger and constantly arguing with your blog manager? You are going to get a reputation for being difficult and as word spreads, you’re not likely to get as many gigs. I’m not saying kiss our butts, that’s ridiculous. However, as a blogger you must be receptive to feedback, both positive and negative. Oh, and if you go running your mouth about the blog manager to the designer, they usually tell us.

Bloggers, please don’t hunt down the blog manager after your application has been rejected to argue about why you should be on the team. There was a reason you were not chosen, its fine if you want to know how to improve, but please stop begging for a spot. It’s not going to work and blog managers talk to each other about that stuff, too.

Bloggers, please refer to the brand you’re speaking about when reaching out to a blogger manager, because some of us work for more than one brand. So, especially if you’re dropping notecards on us, pretty please say which brand you’re talking about.

Lastly, its important that bloggers understand that when a blogger manager gives you feedback or rejects a post, its because we’re doing our jobs. We care about the brand we represent. We are human and make mistakes, just like you and most of us are bloggers, too. Just so you know I’m fully aware that I’m not perfect, I will tell you that I’ve had posts rejected by both CandyDoll and Cynful. They were fully within their rights to reject my posts for whatever reason they wanted, but I knew they were right about those photos. So, I simply did them over and that’s all we want…showcase the item, because remember it is a bloggers job to show off the items being blogged and hopefully make someone else want to own them as well.

Most importantly, we love most of our bloggers…MOST, because without you…we wouldn’t have a job and it is with you that we work together to make the brand the best it can be by sharing their amazing products with our own personalized perception. Don’t ever get discouraged, we all started somewhere and if your heart is in it, you will succeed.

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scene:
FD & Commoner: The Modine Collection
-FD & Commoner: Modine Umbrella Stand
-FD & Commoner: Modine Drapes
-FD & Commoner: Modine Side Table
-FD & Commoner: Modine Vase of Daisies
-FD & Commoner: Modine Cloud Sofa
-FD & Commoner: Modine Floor Lamp
-FD & Commoner: Modine Glass Decanters
-FD & Commoner: Modine Accent Chair
-FD & Commoner: Modine Coffee Table
-FD & Commoner: Modine Round Tray
-FD & Commoner: Modine Nut Dish
-FD & Commoner: Modine Droplet Table
-FD & Commoner: Modine Easel Lamp
-FD & Commoner: Modine Pillow (Geo)
-FD & Commoner: Modine Pillow (Solid)
-FD & Commoner: Modine Pillow (Ornaments)
-FD & Commoner: Modine Rug

BUENO-Wallet-Cream

Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Ocho the Pacific Octopus
+Half-Deer+ Baby Kraken – Tangerine Drop

[PM]Pixel Mode – Watcher

7 – Fire Alarm Panel
7 – RX9-1000 Boombox Keyboard
7 – Mini Hot Box Heater

floorplan. throw rug / octopus
floorplan. leaning chalkboard / octopii
floorplan. hanging tapestry / octopus

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!♥

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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 Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Gacha, Gatcha, Gotcha!

I have no idea who originated the quote or if I even have it right…or even close, but I’ve said it for years never believing for one second that I was being original, “Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but everyone doesn’t want to hear yours.”
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I’ve been on the grid for almost ten years now and I’ve witnessed a great deal of change. Not just from base prims to flexi to sculpts to mesh, but photography and marketing, too. I’m not claiming to be an expert on all things Second Life. I’m far too easily distracted by occurrences in my own small world. However, I have had the pleasure of once upon a time owning a store, a club, and various jobs along the way. From customer service to management, I’ve tried my hand at quite a few things. This isn’t even my first attempt at blogging. One of the biggest changes I’ve seen is the approach to marketing.
Hunts don’t seem to be as big of a deal as they once were, as a lot of designers just didn’t put as much effort into the hunt prizes and fewer people wanted to participate for that reason.
I remember when Gachas first showed up and I thought they were such a cute novel idea. They quickly became an addiction and even a way of life for some. It took me a while, but I think I’ve finally gotten my personal relationship with these vexing little machines under control. The irony is in the name…although I’m not even sure what is the correct spelling anymore.
A few years ago, I took a year long break from the grid and upon my return Events were all the rage. I’m not sure when they started exactly or which ones were even first, but they’ve certainly become the most common method of shopping now. More focus is placed on events these days than actual brands and some designers don’t even seem to have an actual store, but can be found in all the big events.
Now the newest trend seems to be the monthly boxes containing exclusive content. You pay L$XXXX each month and receive a box of merchandise that will surpass the value, containing exclusive items.
Another trend, that I first noticed happening with Gacha projects, is the colloboration efforts between designers.

Now, these are all amazing and fantastic ideas and I love all watching the innovation. I love all the excitement over new and shiny things being delivered in new and shiny ways! I know a lot of people out there aren’t happy about the monthly boxes. There are people out there that are even anti-gacha…I know, can you imagine? Well, here’s the good news!  No one is forcing anyone to participate in ANY of these events. Period.  No one forces anyone to participate in  Second Life and no one is forcing anyone to shop. So, unless a designer is being unethical, I just don’t believe we should be lashing out at them on social media, which seems to be a trend of its own these days. Plus, it kinda just makes you look childish, mean, and bitter…so put on your big boy/girl panties and try to be enough of an adult to warrant having a social media page in the first place, will ya?
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I will continue to enjoy my Luxe Box, my gachas, and anything else on the grid that I see fit…judge me if you want, but you have to admit…I look FABULOUS! ♥

wearing:
hair: Tableau Vivant \\ My Day @ Gym (*new* @ The Arcade)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
**RE** Simone Heart Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
#2 MC.Night Essentials.Top 2pack.Black (*new* @ The Arcade)
#3 Mc.Night Essentials.Shorts.Black (*new* @ The Arcade)

scene:
STATEMENT [pixel perfect – wall art]
DRD gg rug round 60sflowers (DRD VIP-September Group Gift)
Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden – Shabby Stands  (*new* @ The Arcade)
16 Fancy Decor: Decorative Orb (*new* @ The Arcade)
little bones. Plasma Ball (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision – Horror – RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision Videos –  Horror RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision VHS – Horror – RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Beth the Bride (*new* @ The Arcade)
:CurelessAmore: /Surrealisme/ Reservoir Balloon (*new* @ The Arcade)
R(S)W & YKFK Ladybug Top (*new* @ The Arcade)
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares – Flesh Eater Junior (*new* @ The Arcade)
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares – Flesh Eater Junior(the box was cool, so I used it, too)
-tres blah- Golden Cage – Coffee Run (*new* @ The Arcade)
Fancy Decor: Inlaid Box (Group Gift)
Sway’s [Peacock] Table Lamp . cobalt (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Sleeping Bag – Prints (*new* @ The Arcade)
* SORGO – Pain Killers (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Chipsters – Chippers – Salt & Vinegar (rez) (*new* @ The Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Hair Accessories (Pastel) (*new* @ The Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Spilled Black Coffee (*new* @ The Arcade)
JIAN Lively Labs :: Family Bed (*new* @ The Arcade)
Kalopsia – Cecilia’s Cage Pics (White) (FLF-Sept 16)

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Home

“Home is where my habits have a habitat”
Fiona Apple

I don’t do a lot of decor posts, but you can bet when I do I am crazy about the way it all looks. I have a few go to stores in SL that have long been my habitual furniture stores and so long as Cheeky Pea is in SL, Isla Gealach’s creations will have a place in my virtual home. I’ve watched her store grow over the years and I love that it has gotten the recognition it deserves. I could gush about her store for hours, but lets not digress.

I am continuously surprised by the amazing creations I find for my home across the grid and events like Uber are one of the reasons I have discovered some new ones. You like that little segue? LOL…If you haven’t gotten over to Uber yet, you’ll definitely want to check out the Desert Rose Set by Cheeky Pea. This set even has new animations and poses that will not disappoint you.

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This round of Uber is a must shop, but then again so are Summerfest and N21. So much shopping, so little time…and lets not mention my linden allowance. I’m pleased as punch that I was able to tie some old stuff with some new stuff to make my virtual home reflect my spirit.

I was also fortunate enough to do the same with my avatar. Snagging this delicious lingerie set from Reverie and pairing it with accessories, both old and new. I am one happy little shopper!

wearing:
Tableau Vivant \\ Yoann hair (*new* @ Summerfest)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
LUXE. Choi Lip Ring (*new* @ N21)
[atooly] mia spiked hoops .silver.
(Yummy) Talisman Charms – Dreamer  – Silver   (*new* @ N21)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
{Reverie} ‘Belles’ Lingerie Set  (*new* @ Uber)
arm & thigh chains: Zaara : Raksha Body jewelry (*new* @ Uber)cheeky1

Furnishings & Decor:
sofa, rug, pouffe, lanterns & coffee table: Cheeky Pea Desert Rose Set (*new* @ Uber)
uK – Starfish Frame Set Blue
PILOT – Flower Mirror [Ombre Teal]
:CP: Delilah Blossom Sheer Curtain
:CP: Old Fence Frames
end tables: *ionic* Small coffee table
+Half-Deer+ Baby Kraken – Tangerine Drop (*new* @ Summerfest)
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Ocho the Pacific Octopus (*new* @ The Arcade)
LISP – Mesh – Newspaper and Coffee – Blue
*AF* Flower Cart Paperwhites
cats: Mutresse-Witty Cats (*new* @ The Arcade)

poses: double take

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