Posted in Animals, Collabor88, Cosmopolitan, Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Blossom

A dear friend of mine is always reminding me to, “Bloom where you’re planted.” While I know she didn’t just up with that as she told me a friend of hers often told her the same thing. I did some research and it seems to be quite a mystery. Regardless of where the quote originated its simple message is quite powerful. For me, it just means you make the most of what you have and while life doesn’t always take you where you hoped you’d be, that doesn’t mean your light needs to go out. You simply have to take root where you can and allow yourself to grow from there.
The weather has been dismal and superbly cold the past few days…temperatures dipping well below freezing. While not foreign to my region, its certainly not normal. I’ve had to brave the not so frozen tundra on more than one occasion thanks to my 60lb dogter. Yes, that’s right, she’s my fur baby and I call her my dogter. She’s the closest I’ll ever have to a daughter, but I digress…shocking, I know. So, the weather sucks…life ain’t great…blah blah blah…so without going into a bunch of boring, emo details (shup, Corban)..suffice it to say the past week or two…I’ve been down and out. I’m a solutions kinda girl. I do not like to sit in a pool of self pity. I’m all about changing my mental channel however I can. Sometimes that’s not always the right choice, I end up bottling a lot of stuff up, but this is one time I think I made the right choice for sure.

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You see, my sim has been winterized and I am not protesting that decision, as I’m one the main people that pushed for it. However, for a change of pace and scenery I slipped on over to Summer Trace with my little sidekick from Jian. It was here that I settled in for a while and did some thinking. I’ve grown a lot since I first came to this sim and that was just a year ago. And though my RL circumstances have been a bit of a roller coaster, they’re not a whole lot different than they were at this point last year. That is about to change and not because of some New Year’s resolution. Its about to change because I’m about to blossom.

 

wearing:
hair:little bones. Olympia  (*new* @ Collabor88)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
skin: [theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) honey
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
EF: Harmony Necklace
Elegance Boutique -Corset   “Mona” – FloralGreen (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
=Zenith=Vintage Lace Legwarm
JIAN Grey Wolf :: Companion  (*new* @ FaMESHed)

taken at Summer Trace using poses in the fountain

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.

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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, Landscaping, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

TaKe Heart ♥

This time last year, little did I know I was about to experience one of the worst days of my real life, followed by some of the hardest and most challenging months. Those closest to me know the gory details and I’d rather not relive them here, but here I am a year later in a place I could never have imagined. This place is beyond special. It is magical. This place is not a place at all, but a state of mind wrapped in hope and love by some of the most beautiful people on the planet.  I am fortunate enough to call them my friends. Only God knows why they put up with me, but I sure am glad that they do.
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So I want to start off by saying thank you to all of my wonderful friends. Some of you have sat up with me at all hours of the night listening to me cry, curse, scream, vent..whatever I needed to do in order to process. Some of you encouraged rotten behavior that got me in all sorts of trouble, but was beyond fun. Some of you provided me with a safe place where I could just be. Some of you gave me space, knowing that’s what I needed from you. You were all exactly the type of friends I needed with a few exceptions that are no longer in the circle. Bye Felicias and Felipes!
Now, I want to talk about where I’ve landed almost a year later. In my World Peace post, I mentioned that I had landscaped a sim for some friends of mine, Kess Crystal and Spazz Tackett. It was such an amazing experience and I am honored to have been part of the process. Kess has finished decorating…maybe and that sim is now open, so please give it a look. As you can see, TaKe Heart is a sim designed with love and whimsy, with a twist of Sady aka dark twisted stuff. I’ve taken these photos by the lake which just so happens to be shaped like a heart…thank you very much! The reason this is so pivotal to me is because both Kess and I had a rough time of it this time last year. There were daily Skype calls, complete with tears, cursing, and plenty of laughter, too. I don’t know how I would have survived last fall without her. She has inspired me, pushed me, pulled me, poked me a few times, threatened to kill me once or twice, and put up with the worst of me.
So, here we both are a year later, we’ve both made great changes in our lives and come through some intense situations. She’s opened this sim with one of her absolute best friends AND…(totally heard her say that) I now have a new gig, sorta. As a result of my work on TaKe Heart, I’ve already been hired to landscape some private property and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I don’t know if I’ll ever be asked to do it again and that’s okay, but this time last year I wouldn’t have believed this is where I’d be.
Photography. Blogging. Landscaping. Amazing friends and SL family. I’m happy. Pretty much all around. Life will never be perfect, but my goodness I sure didn’t expect it to be this good a year later and mostly because of Second Life.
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Now about the stuff, because this “stuff” is AMAZING! First of all, I cannot get enough of this dress from Reverie. There are solids and aztec prints available, plus if that wasn’t enough there’s an adorable vest available in four textures. This is one of those dresses that going to be a sure classic and I have a sneaky feeling you’ll be seeing it again and again. For now, grab your favorite(s) at Uber. AND (totally hear Kess again) while you’re at Uber, you’ve got to check out the animated hair from Little Bones. This hair is gorgeous and magically fits my Catwa head perfectly! I had too much fun, flipping my hair back and forth, around from side to side. I didn’t tell Sino what I was doing, he just started noticing and was like WHOA! Yeah, WHOA is right! Between this dress and this hair, I’m ready for the next year! Bring it on!! ♥

wearing:
little bones.
Buffy – The Blend (*new* @ Uber)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
:Diamante: Disengaged Plugs Piercing
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
{Reverie} ‘Ciara’ Dress (*new* @ Uber)
*AvaWay* Nikki_Bracelet, necklace, rings, and earrings (all sold separately)
#EMPIRE – Freesia

poses by Del May

location TaKe Heart

Posted in Fashion, Landscaping, Second Life

We’d Smoke Weed

“Stop killing each other man. Let’s just smoke a blunt.” Tupacweed weed weed.jpg

It’s no big secret that I’m an advocate for the legalization of marijuana and I’m not going to use my blog as a political soapbox. I think most people would agree that weed is a pretty chill drug and that if you smoke it…you’ll be chill, too. With that said, I’ll simply agree with the wise words of the late and great Tupac. More than ever, I’d like to buy the world a blunt (instead of a Coke) and we’d smoke weed.

So. lets talk about the amazing stuff in this photo…no, not the girl, silly…that’s just me!
The other awesome stuff! The groovy camper is one I grabbed during the last Arcade and I thought it fit in perfectly with the Weed Shop gacha set from 7mad;Ravens at The Gacha Garden. Yes, I went there again…don’t judge me, I’m not ready for Gachas Anonymous just yet…although…no, nevermind that…LOOK! Lets just set up shop and get high!
Yeah, so its no secret I love the herb so when I saw this set you know I was elated and there was no way I was going to let this go unblogged. So, for all my smokers and tokers out there…now you know where to go to get the goodies! Yeah, I might be blazed…I’ll leave the information below and you all can go on over and explore the garden, because where else would you find the most perfect marijuana plants, but in a garden?

Yeah, ok, I’m going to shut up and smoke up now.

wearing:
little bones. May
CATWA HEAD Dyana
*The Collective* Rolled Joint
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
.:L&B:. Sugar Skull Ring:All Diamond
Tee*fy Kelly Knotted Tank – Dye
Addams // Malena Denim Short High Rise

“holding” (really just magically suspended near my hand for the photo)
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Bags 4

scene:
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Stand RARE (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
uK –  Ferris Wheel Lamp Silver (The Liaison Collaborative) Aug 7-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Cannabis Set 2 (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Neon RARE (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Bags 1 (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Bags 2 (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Sack Box (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Raven Papers (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Large Cannabis (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
[Con.] The Cuddle Camper – Royal
Skye Bamboo Palm

pose by double take