Posted in Bueno, Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Glam Affair, Legacy, Lelutka

even if our dreams never came true

Writing when I’m content or happy has always been a struggle for me. I used to write poetry daily. It’s as if the concept of being content or happy is so foreign to me that I can’t properly describe it. I think that’s a common thread amongst artists. The songs that move us the most are the sad songs. The art that moves us the most, tend to be that that makes us uncomfortable or stirs a strong emotion from within. What is stronger than pain? So, here I am trying to find the words to express that I’m in a pretty good place at the moment. Perhaps the biggest part of that is my perception, but whatever it is…I don’t want to only write about the bad times and bad feels anymore. The world doesn’t need more pain or misery, we all need to know there is goodness out there and how to achieve it, even if our dreams never came true.

even if our dreams never came true

hair: tram K0425 hair @ C88
head: LeLUTKA Avalon Head 3.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Perky Edition (1.4)
skin: [Glam Affair] Mia Skin [Lelutka EvoX] @ C88
tattoo: Ladybird. // Tavi @ Equal10

NaaNaa’s Sama Necklace @ FaMESHed
(Yummy) Plumage Ring Set @ C88
LOTUS. Wings Nails 11 (Legacy) RARE @ Equal10
Tentacio Funny life Planning life pink
Tentacio Funny life Mom call me
BUENO-Geena Tops @ C88

Decor: KraftWork + Pitaya .Blume. Gacha @ Epiphany

Posted in Apple Fall, Home Decor, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

It’s Monday!!

I haven’t been feeling much like myself the last couple of days, but before that I was so busy I didn’t have time to think. Now that things have slowed down just a bit, I feel rather lost and not quite sure what to do with myself. I did take some time away from the pc yesterday. Did some reading and just relaxing.
I was hoping to sit out on my patio, but its been just a bit too chilly and everything is wet from the recent rains. So, I curled up in bed with my book instead. Not a lot going on at the moment, but I swear if I’m not balls to the wall busy…I just feel lost. However, its Monday, so I’ve hit the ground running this morning and I’m off to conquer a new week!

It’s Monday!!

220ML – Bolanos Tequila – DISPLAY LI:4

Apple Fall Aspidistra in Wicker Planter LI:5

Foxwood – Bulldog pup – sit LI:2
Foxwood – Cozy Kitty – Lay Decor LI:3
Foxwood – Tiny Pup – Sleep LI:2

MADRAS Divya Hanging Candle Size C LI:2

Pitaya – Lazy Hanging Planter LI:2

Pitaya – Runner Rug – Messy COPPER LI:3 @ TLC

Serenity Style– Spanish Patio Corner @ Unik
Serenity Style- Allium Pink pot LI:2
Serenity Style- Allium withe pot LI:2
Serenity Style- Spanish garden patio LI:7

Soul2Soul. Seville Set @ TLC
-Soul2Soul. Seville Coffee Table LI:2
-Soul2Soul. Seville Leaf Vase LI:1
-Soul2Soul. Seville Monstera Plant LI:2
-Soul2Soul. Seville Newspaper LI:1
-Soul2Soul. Seville Rattan Chair LI:5
-Soul2Soul. Seville Rattan Chair w/Cushion LI:6
-Soul2Soul. Seville Tassle Cushion – Fatpack LI:1

[IK] Wicker World – Mirror LI:2 @ TLC

[Merak] – Little Wicker Table LI:4

[S.S] Tasty Tacos LI:9 @ TLC

dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree LI:6
dust bunny . potted palm LI:5

hive // hanging devil’s ivy plant . light LI:3

Posted in Apple Fall, Bueno, Dahlia, Fancy Decor, Second Life

For the Love of Books

In November of last year, Atelier Burgundy & Pitaya teamed up to create a bookstore gacha for Anthem. Fortunately for me, there was a fatpack option. Without any hesitation or even too close of a look, I snatched it up and sat on it for months. I knew a time would come that I would finally create a used bookstore. Well, here comes Anthem with a boho themed round for April and lucky little me, had access to Bueno’s set, as well as THOR’s. Now, get this…InsurreKtion recently invited me to join their blogging team as a VIP and there it was, sitting so pretty in Blogotex! A boho deco set!!! I knew this was it! I quickly rezzed all the things….the bookstore fatpack and all three of my boho sets. But wait, there’s more magic…Mikel Monk, the creator behind the Bueno brand, had named his couch, Kerouac!! Now, I realize there are tons of readers out there that have their own connection to Jack Kerouac, but for a while in college, I was absolutely obsessed. I even had a cat named, Jack Kerouac! I mean, clearly this was a sign, right?

I did my best to list everything in the credits, but as you can see from the photo, I used a ton of items to create my used bookstore. I was picturing one of those really cozy used book stores, that brings in a few treats first thing in the morning with a couple of canisters of coffee, but once those things are gone, that’s it for the day. They sell a variety of collectibles, new and used books, and encourage their customers to hang out.

I typed book and books into my inventory search and just started rezzing out everything. I didn’t bother trying to list every single collection, stack, and row of books, because that would have taken me all day. Let’s face it, I’d rather be reading! I did grab the names of some things, but if you really want to know a specific item in the photo, just let me know. I don’t think I’ll be tearing down this scene anytime soon. ☺

For the Love of Books

Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Bookstore – Fatpack
…for details on this collection, please see the two flickr links below♥
https://www.flickr.com/photos/74660390@N04/50563125327/in/dateposted/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/74660390@N04/50584225758/in/photostream/

BUENO-Kerouac Sofa-Sun-PG @ Anthem
BUENO-Baraka Ottoman-Sun-PG
BUENO – Boho Plant – Cream

[InsurreKtion] Boho Deco Set
-[IK] Boho Deco – Eye Mirror
-[IK] Boho Deco – Animal Totem
-[IK] Boho Deco – Chakras Stones
-[IK] Boho Deco – Wall Baskets
-[IK] Boho Deco – Macrame Wall Deco
-[IK] Boho Deco – Salt Lamp
-[IK] Boho Deco – Auxiliary Table
-[IK] Boho Deco – Lantern
-[IK] Boho Deco – Stool (Adult)
-[IK] Boho Deco – Basket C
-[IK] Boho Deco – Brass Cow Skull
-[IK] Boho Deco – Crystals Shelf
-[IK] Boho Deco – Basket A
-[IK] Boho Deco – Basket B
-[IK] Boho Deco – Beads Curtain
-[IK] Boho Deco – Big Sun Mirror

..::THOR::.. Bohemian Soul Gacha Set @ Anthem
-..::THOR::.. Moroccan Setee
-..::THOR::.. Samovar Ochre
-..::THOR::.. Double Pouf – Cold
-..::THOR::.. Double Pouf – Warm
-..::THOR::.. Mug with Spoons Teal
-..::THOR::.. Samovar Teal
-..::THOR::.. Bohemian Crate 2 RARE
-..::THOR::.. Bohemian Low Table
-..::THOR::.. Bohemian Lantern Yellow
-..::THOR::.. BoHo – Ethnic Rug
-..::THOR::.. Handmade Bottle 1 Blue
-..::THOR::.. Bohemian Plant Teal
-..::THOR::.. Handmade Bottle 2 Aqua
-..::THOR::.. Bohemian Lantern Orange
-..::THOR::.. Handmade Bottle 1 Ochre

Merak&Dahlia – Mystical – Crystals & Books 4

Dahlia – Newport – Vintage Monochromatic – Books – Robin Egg
Dahlia – Tranquility – Agate Geode Books – Amethyst
Dahlia – Tranquility – Agate Geode Books – Jade

and an assortment of books from Apple Fall, Balaclava!!, Bazar, Dust Bunny, Elm, Fancy Decor, KraftWork, and Zerkalo…plus lots that were part of the Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Bookstore set.

Posted in DOUX, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Legacy, Lelutka, poses, Second Life, shoes, shopping, skin, Uber SL

I’m gonna hit the ground running

Hit the ground
Hit the ground running
It’s a one way street
With an open end
And you never know
What lies ahead
But I always knew
That this was it
The signs were lit
Oh I always knew
I’m gonna hit the ground running
Hit the ground running
Only waiting for the marching drums
I’ll be ready when the morning comes
I’m gonna hit the ground running
Hit the ground running
Only waiting for the marching drums
I’ll be ready when the morning comes
I’m an overdrive
Go to play offense
And I won’t look back
There be no regrets

I’m gonna hit the ground running

hair: DOUX – Chill hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Avalon Head 3.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.4)
skin: [Glam Affair] Rika Skin [Lelutka EvoX]

TRIGGERED – GOD Complex Glasses @ Level
MOVEMENT- Magazine and Tea @ Level
(Yummy) Aaliyah Ring Collection
Apl.Blossom Emma @ Uber
LF. – Furious Platform @ Level

pose: Lyrium. Hills Static & Breathing + Fingers Series

backdrop: Pitaya – Underground Stairs

Posted in Bloom, Cynful, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Home Decor, Legacy, Lelutka, Pale Girl Productions, Prism Events, Second Life, shopping, skin, Skin Fair, vinyl

She would shine

“She was like the sun,
She knew her place in the world –
She would shine again regardless
of all the storms and changeable weather
She wouldn’t adjust her purpose
for things that pass.”
― Nikki Rowe

This post is all about Bloom by Prism Events. I have been blogging for Prism Events…well, for years. I absolutely love the three events they put on throughout the years. Bloom is all about Spring and this year, with Easter around the corner, we’ve got an abundance of cute Easter themed items, as well. Don’t get too overwhelmed thinking that these items will only work for Spring, though. As you can see by the photo, I’ve created a summer theme using the gorgeous house from Concept that you can acquire at the Arcade. If you want to see more of the house, I did two posts about it earlier this month. You can see those here and here.
I grabbed this hair weeks ago during a Fifty Linden Friday and then yesterday Cynful released silky textures on their Buttoned Tube Top. Knowing Cyn, it’s probably still out so hurry! The rest just kinda fell into place as I was looking around at the different items I’d collected from Bloom. All in all, I’m really pleased with how my photo turned out. I hope it will inspire you to create some wonderful Spring & Summer spots of your own, or at least a cute outfit…cuz these shorts…*bites her lip*…they are sooo cute!!!!

She would shine

hair: Exile – Thinking About You
head: LeLUTKA Avalon Head 3.0 @ Skin Fair
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.4)
skin: [Glam Affair] Rika Skin [Lelutka EvoX] @ Skin Fair
Glam Affair – New Body Line

MARKED – Mandalay Sunglasses @ Bloom
(Yummy) Aaliyah Ring Collection @ Uber
alme. Mesh Nails – Shabby Spring Collection @ Bloom
Cynful Buttoned Tube Top – FLF March 20, 2021
VINYL – Copaiba Spring Shorts @ Bloom

pose: Focus. Santorini Pool

CONCEPT} 17. CASA PARADISO. House. RARE @ Arcade

HISA – Rocky heights @ Bloom

Atelier Burgundy . Berlin Fence @ Bloom
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Berlin Vase Floor . Tulips @ Bloom

Compulsion Plant 15
Compulsion Plant 20

Loft & Aria – Brewer basket w/Hat and Towel

MH Della Rattan Chair w/ Pillows @ Bloom

dust bunny . beach day . towel tote

floorplan. hexagon garden candles @ Bloom

Lagom – Mist lotus [ Flower ] @ Bloom

[Rezz Room] Sphynx Animesh

JIAN Butterfly Collection

.peaches. Emunah Bed – Magazine Clutter

Hangry – Floral Drink – Peach

Posted in Animals, Events, Home Decor, Second Life

Special Place of Zen

These days, I think we’d all like a spa vacation. Unfortunately, due to the current times, that simply isn’t an option for most of us. However, I have found some tranquility by creating my own spa inworld and simply allowing my avatar to enjoy the setting, while I listen to some soft meditation friendly music. It would seem that the creators in SL have a similar idea, as I was able to use the new Urban Spa set from Atelier Burgundy & Pitaya as my foundation, then added elements from other spa sets in my collection to personalize it. There’s quite a bit that isn’t shown here, to include spring water and a mud bath, but I think this photo gives you an accurate view to grasp the idea. Hopefully, it will inspire you to create you own special place of zen. ♥

Special Place of Zen

(luc) Clay Floral Mandala LI:12

-Pixicat- Bastet.Sphynx (Lazy) LI:2

Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa @ Anthem
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Bamboo Vase LI:4
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Ficus LI:14
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Fountain LI:3
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Fruits LI:2
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Green Pouf LI:2
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Green Yoga Mat LI:2
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Green Yoga Mat -rolled LI:1
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Room Divider LI:2
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Tea Set Green LI:1
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Tea Set Grey LI:1
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . White Pouf LI:2
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . White Yoga Mat LI:2
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . White Yoga Mat -rolled LI:1
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Wood trolley LI:2
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Chaise Long White LI:10
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Fabric Divider LI:8
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa . Massage table LI:5
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa Building RARE LI:62
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa.Aromatherapy Diffuser 1 LI:1
Atelier Burgundy + Pitaya . Urban Spa.Aromatherapy Diffuser 2 LI:1

DaD “Mandarin Spa”
DaD “Mandarin Spa Jellyfish floor lamp” LI:4
DaD “Mandarin Spa Sensory rug” gift LI:7
DaD “Mandarin Spa Towel Basket” LI:2
DaD “Mandarin Spa small table A” LI:1

Foxwood – Hanging Plants – Large LI:5
Foxwood – Hanging Plants – Small LI:4

KraftWork Zen Refuge
KraftWork Zen Refuge . Asian Coffee Table Wood LI:1
KraftWork Zen Refuge . Asian Lamp (with projector light) LI:2
KraftWork Zen Refuge . Buddha Vase LI:26
KraftWork Zen Refuge . Candles Path LI:4
KraftWork Zen Refuge . Ceramic Mobile LI:2
KraftWork Zen Refuge . Meditation Table LI:5
KraftWork Zen Refuge . Metal Chimes (no sounds) LI:1
KraftWork Zen Refuge . Spa Candle Set 1 LI:4
KraftWork Zen Refuge . Spa Candle Set 2 LI:5
KraftWork Zen Refuge . Tatami Rug LI:5
KraftWork Zen Refuge . Yoga Poses Banner LI:1

dust bunny . hanging plants . double planter LI:6
dust bunny . lauren bathroom . hanging robe . a LI:3

hive // macrame hanging plant . charcoal LI:2

{vespertine} hanging succulents. – string of pearls., LI:5

Posted in Animals, Apple Fall, Collabor88, Events, Fashion, fri.day, Home Decor, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life, shoes, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

It’s not THAT many cats, Jason

I was hanging out with my amazing friends, Maria & Jason, when I got my hands on these gorgeous new sphynx cats from Rezz Room. I was squealing with delight, because…well…CATS! Jason started laughing and then predicted that I would be doing a post with a lot of cats. Started calling me the cat lady. So, in order to prove him wrong, I limited myself to only three. See? I have some self control, Jason! *laughs*

I am so very blessed to have these two amazing people in my life. So, I want to make sure they know how much I appreciate them both. ♥

It’s not THAT many cats, Jason

hair: Tableau Vivant // Vale hair @ Kustom9
head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 2.5
eyes: AG. Mercury Eyes @ Access
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3)
skin: PUMEC – Lillian

(Yummy) Poppet Ring Collection @ C88
Seniha. Jackie Set @ Access
Seniha. Jackie Sweater
Seniha. Jackie Top
Seniha. Jackie Pants

friday – Esme Sneakers @ C88

[Rezz Room] Box Sphynx Cat Animesh @ Man Cave

pose: GP Smoke 13

MINIMAL – Natural Nude Backdrop III Curtains @ Kustom9

Concept} 07.Bring. Sofa Adult. RARE @ Kustom9

Pitaya – Cushion Collection Part I WHITE @ TLC
Pitaya – Cushion Collection Part I MUSTARD @ TLC
Pitaya – Cushion Collection Part I GREEN @ TLC

Ariskea [Belle] Forever Roses [Peach] @ TLC

Soul2Soul. Moritz Bronze Sculpture @ TLC
Soul2Soul. Moritz Books @ TLC
Soul2Soul. Moritz Coffee Table -Fatpack @ TLC
Soul2Soul. Moritz Bronze Wall Art (Bonus) @ TLC

Apple Fall Chamise Occasional Table – Aged Oak
Apple Fall Pampas Grass
Apple Fall Bohemian Coffee Press (Group Gift)
Apple Fall Latte Decor (Group Gift)

Posted in Collabor88, Dubai, Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, poses, Prism Events, Second Life, shoes, shopping, skin, Uber SL, [BREATHE]

NOW, I’m ready!

Ok, I’ve stuffed myself with food the way you stuff a plushie at Build-a-Bear! Now, I’m ready for Christmas. No, I don’t mean the dinner, I mean the decorations. I think the delicious food makes me so complacent that I can embrace my belly and laugh right along with jolly ol’ Santa!!! In fact, I might just waddle around behind him and embrace feeling small in his shadow. *laughs* Seriously though, its always been a tradition at my house to decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving.
I’ve never been one to decorate every room in the house. I keep the decor in the living room and dining room, maybe a little ceramic tree in the guest bathroom provided there’s room. Once upon a time, I did the whole yard and lights on the building, but I’m too old and lazy to be climbing on ladders nowadays. Okay, mostly scared and lazy, ok? I’m not the most graceful person on the planet.

NOW, I'm ready!

hair: Doe: Winterberry @ Tannenbaum
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3)
skin: — PUMEC – JADWIGA @ Kustom9

Just BECAUSE Sady Sweater @ Uber
KITJA – Mona Jeans NAVY @ Kustom9
[BREATHE]-Misaku Heels @ C88

pose: Lyrium. Coral Static & Breathing + Fingers Series @ Dubai

scene:
dust bunny . christmas tree RARE

BALACLAVA!! Christmas Village Decor @ Tannenbaum

MH Holly Pillows @ Tannenbaum

Atelier Burgundy . Greetings Card Clutter @ Tannenbaum

Pitaya – Natural Gift Boxes @ Tannenbaum

Foxwood – Winter Pugs @ Tannenbaum

+Half-Deer+ Vintage Deer Figurines @ Tannenbaum

Sese – Advent Calendar @ Tannenbaum

Posted in Animals, Collabor88, Dahlia, Events, Home Decor, Jian, Second Life

The Attention it Deserves

I absolutely love decor, but I find myself struggling with decor blogging more and more. I’m definitely to a point in my blogging career that I no longer apply for teams. I might “reapply” for a team I don’t want to leave, but I’m not looking for more. I’m starting to get back to where I started with all this and that was more about blogging exactly what I wanted, when I wanted. Now I have deadlines that rarely match my inspiration. My passion has always been fashion, but I wanted to do it all. I’m not cutting out decor entirely, but I definitely think I will continue to cut back in the upcoming months. It takes much more time than I have and the more jobs I take on in SL, the less time I have for blogging, especially decor scenes that often take me at least a week to finish. In the end, I often feel that I’m not giving decor the attention it deserves. The next time you’re decorating or shopping, zoom in close and appreciate the tiny details that creators put into their work.

serestyle

.peaches. Coira’s Summer Bash Noodle Pile

DEAD DOLL – Beach Tote

Dahlia – Flamingo Float for Deco(c)rate Special Edition

JIAN Beach Party Pointers 10. Shark Wander Pup
JIAN Beach Party Pointers 2. Adult Shorts Wanderer RARE
JIAN Beach Party Pointers 9. Crab Wander Pup
JIAN Beach Party Pointers EPP Sleepy Beach Chair Pup

PILOT – Fishing Poles
PILOT – Vintage Tackle Box [MINT]

Pitaya – Rent a surfboard

Raindale – Littlefalls fire pit for Deco(c)rate Special Edition

Serenity Style– The Beach Shop for Deco(c)rate Special Edition
Serenity Style- The Beach Shop Building
Serenity Style- The Beach Shop- Box of balls
Serenity Style- The Beach Shop- Sign1
Serenity Style- The Beach Shop- Signs2
Serenity Style- The Beach Shop- Swimmers
Serenity Style- The Beach Shop- Umbrellas

Serenity Style– Wooden Path

Sway’s [Shell] beach shells

Trompe Loeil – Rainbow Adirondack Chair @ C88

hive // flor beach accessories pack  @ Anthem
hive // beach ball
hive // flor beach tote
hive // flor simple beach towel . adult
hive // flor tassled beach towel .adult
hive // young coconut drink