Posted in Events, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Grab ’em & Save Time

I’m going to sing the praises of Grab My Credits again. Do you see this picture? OMG, it would have taken me hours to list everything and make sure I didn’t miss anything. I was done listing in under an hour! If you blog decor and you don’t have this. The one thing I’ve always hated about blogging decor was grabbing all those credits, but THIS has made everything so much easier and now I can go absolutely crazy with decor. I get so much more excited about my decor scenes now, large or small…THIS is epic. I’m telling you….get this!!!

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Elm. Countryside Pool & Pergola @ FaMESHed X

6. Elm. Juniper Garden Party “Hanging Table”
Elm. Aries Moon Decor (Silver)
Elm. Aries Plant [White]
Elm. Grace Rug [White]
Elm. Grace Bench [Ash]

SAYO – Crystalline Pendant Lamp – Gunmetal

dust bunny . lighted jar . type a
dust bunny . lighted jar . type b
dust bunny . storybook living . old backpack
dust bunny . dreamy outing . essentials bag
dust bunny . potted bromeliad
dust bunny . quirky planters . snail
dust bunny . pilea peper plant
dust bunny . hanging plants . spider planter
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter
dust bunny . potted rubber tree
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant
dust bunny . spicy fiesta . chips & guac
dust bunny . dreamy outing . croissant sandwiches
dust bunny . sunday newspaper
dust bunny . areca palm plant
dust bunny . spotted begonia
dust bunny . potted cheese plant
dust bunny . dreamy outing . pillow pile . colorful . adult
dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
dust bunny . potted dragon tree
dust bunny . potted sago palm
dust bunny . papasan chair . white wood . adult
dust bunny . giant palm plant
dust bunny . papasan stool . white wood
dust bunny . storybook living . researcher’s journal
dust bunny . potted palm
dust bunny . ivy room divider
dust bunny . amy’s memorial garden
dust bunny . elephant ear plant

dust bunny & O.M.E.N . Puppy Basket Bed – Pup

.:revival:. rattan table

Posted in Home Decor, Jian, Second Life, shopping

Where did Wednesday go?

Here it is Thursday morning, the 25th of April and I’m sitting here thinking, “Wait, I thought today was Wednesday! Where the hell did Wednesday go? Hell….where did April go????” The weather the last couple of days has run together for me as my sleep has been wonkier than ever thanks to a new medication and now I’m realizing that I will be seeing a therapist for the first time in…well….lets just say FOREVER…*glares at the millenials*….or a lifetime for some…hmpf…anyway…May 1st…is the big day. Ugh, talk about anxiety! My beautiful weather is taking a nap today, too…the rain is coming and I knew it before the weather man told me, because there’s a certain pressure in my joints that alerts me to changes in the barometric pressure. So, yeah, I’m one of those people now…LOL.

nap picnic camp
{anc} wash tub stool

Ariskea [Charm] Vintage Lantern[Vert]

dust bunny . Con – Emma Flower Bicycle – Decor

dust bunny . dreamy outing . croissant sandwiches
dust bunny . darling rug
dust bunny . dreamy outing . essentials bag
dust bunny . dreamy outing . pillow pile . colorful .

Jian :: Silly Shibes – Sleepy Pup RARE

{moss&mink} Unicorn Notebooks – Exclusive VIP Launch Gift
{moss&mink} Unicorn Pencilcase – Exclusive VIP Launch Gift

.:revival:. bucket of tulips

Serenity Style– Monique Bed

Posted in Apple Fall, Bondi, crate, Dahlia, Events, Home Decor, Kustom9, Second Life

Opinions

Well, it’s happened again. I’ve grabbed a topic from the posts of Facebook friends to discuss in my blog. This one is actually about bloggers and to make it even better, I’ve taken some of the comments for other posts. I so love the blogging community for providing so many topics. As always, I will not name anyone as it is not my goal to hurt feelings or point fingers. Some of you may recognize the topic, most of you won’t.
Today’s topic comes from a popular blogger than took to Facebook to complain about the way some bloggers seem to put absolutely no effort into their photos and post the same basic type of photos over and over again.
Naturally, there were comments to support both sides of the argument. Though to be completely honest, I felt as the best comment was a statement within paragraph response, “Each to their own because if we all did the same thing then no one would stand out.” That summed it up for me, right there.  Here’s why….
I’m a blog manager and despite what people think, it is my goal to find the best representatives for the brands I work for. That does not mean, I go for the people with the absolute most followers. While I do want a handful of those people on every team, I also want a diverse collection of bloggers from various communities across the grid. I want bloggers that keep it simple and I want bloggers that are over the top. I thought it was funny that this particular blogger stated that she hates how little effort other people are putting into their photos, because I am constantly worried that my photos are so all over the place that I do not have a definitive style.
I’m not sure which bloggers prompted her post or why, but as I say all the time, its her page and she’s entitled to post her opinions on her page any ole time she wants. People that don’t like it can unfollow, unfriend or whatever else they want. I say speak your truth, share your opinions, tell us what you think, no matter who you are….say what you want when you want. Isn’t that how we really get to know each other?

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Apple Fall Grass Pot

BONDI . Urban Boombox . @ MANCAVE

crate The Patio @ Epiphany
-crate The Patio – Table
-crate The Patio – Chair Bench
-crate The Patio – Plant
-crate The Patio – Pouf
-crate The Patio – Bench & Table
-crate The Patio – Chair Towel Rack
-crate The Patio – Drawer Shelf
-crate The Patio – RARE

Dahlia – Babylon Eclectic – @ Epiphany
-Dahlia – Babylon Eclectic – Milkshakes – Coffee
-Dahlia – Babylon Eclectic – Handbag – Brown – RARE
-Dahlia – Babylon Eclectic – Bulb Vases – VIP
-Dahlia – Babylon Eclectic – Distressed Lantern – Yellow

Nutmeg. Disarray Old Jar Plant
13. Nutmeg. Sketches of you set
Nutmeg. Hanging Sneakers Worn Blue
13. Nutmeg. Garden Getaway Leather Bag @ Epiphany
Nutmeg. Old Story Frames Wood
Nutmeg. Rattan Tote Carry, Light Blue
Nutmeg. White Bucket
ReKa. Spilled Farm Eggs Group Gift
Nutmeg. Disarray Clutter
Nutmeg. Disarray Wicker Basket Light v1
Nutmeg. Not too shabby flats, Nude
Nutmeg. Lavender secret package Group Gift
Nutmeg. Sneakers Worn White
Nutmeg. Pile of Vinage books Group Gift
Nutmeg. Winter Brunch Packages
4. Nutmeg. Sacred Pear set RARE
Nutmeg. Stacked Buckets
Nutmeg. Disarray Iron Wine Rack
Nutmeg. Backyard Stool Olive
Nutmeg. Disarray Newspapers & Hat
Nutmeg. Disarray Bag w/ Papers Pink

.:revival:. bucket of tulips
.:revival:. sisal rug flourish
.:revival:. art box
.:revival:. scrapbook
.:revival:. rocking chair @ Flourish

..::THOR::.. 30’s Gramophone @ Kustom9
..::THOR::.. Garden Tools @ Kustom9

Posted in Aphorism, Catwa, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Maitreya, Second Life, TMD

Hear Me Now

“I’m at the bottom, can you come let me up?
‘Cause I brought a flower for you
Your friends are faded, let me fill up your cup
And toast to the stars over
The ocean’s flowing
Emotions in the air
I don’t wanna live for nothing
Just wanna be something
I never knew what it took to win
I don’t wanna live for nothing
Just wanna be something
I never knew we’d be more than friends”

comfort

Cruel is wearing:
hair: Vango. Oscar @ TMD
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
^^Swallow^^ Darkness Ears
body: [Signature] Gianni Body

Nova — Nixon Watch
MINIMAL – Break Bento Rings
ELLIOT Short Sleeve Shirt by Cold Ash
HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans by Cold Ash

Sady is wearing:
hair: Moon. Hair // –  Balance
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

MINIMAL – Flower Earrings 11 @ Season’s Story
[ Conviction ] Nameplate Choker – 07 Kitten @ Epiphany
dust bunny . kawaii lunch . cat coffee. exclusive @ Epiphany
Ascendant – Get Lucky Nails @ eBento

Pseudo- Chibi Tank @ Belle
!APHORISM! Lana Capri Pants @ Kustom9
N-core BRIGITTE

pose in bench:
.:revival:. largo bench

Posted in Catwa, Cynful, Events, Maitreya, Second Life

Tell me why…

“Tell me why I’m waiting for someone
That couldn’t give a fuck about me”
Shiloh Dynasty – Waiting

waiting on the mail

wearing:
hair: #Foxy – Blossom Hair @ equal10
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

Fortuna – jewelry set Corazon @ Unik
**RE** LUX Kitty Watch
{ZOZ} Bento Long Coffin Nails

Mug – Charlotte Tank @ Belle
Cynful 360 Belly Piercing @ Access
Cynful Long Skirt @ Access

pose by Del May

L2 Studio MINI Shoreline

{what next} Chelsea Mailbox

.:revival:. largo bench

Posted in Events, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Art Creates Art

I was watching a Billie Eilish interview on YouTube and she said something that rang so very true for me. She said that art makes art and she was referring to how a drawing that she got from a fan inspired one of her videos. I couldn’t agree more. I am constantly inspired by other bloggers and photographers. I’m by far not a great photographer. I do alright and I like most of my photos, but I am completely blown away by so many other people and what they create.

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Ariskea[Folia] Flower paper bag [simple]
Ariskea[April] Succulent Plant Silver

DISORDERLY. / Neutral Spring @ Belle
-DISORDERLY. / Neutral Spring / Floor Vases
-DISORDERLY. / Neutral Spring / Vase Decor
-DISORDERLY. / Neutral Spring / Stick Vase
-DISORDERLY. / Neutral Spring / Pampas Vase
-DISORDERLY. / Neutral Spring / Candlesticks
-DISORDERLY. / Neutral Spring / Framed Picture
-DISORDERLY. / Neutral Spring / Cabinet

{moss&mink} Sweet Treasure – Walnut
{moss&mink} Snugglebed

N4RS Vintage Bruxelle Rug

.:revival:. rattan pillow basket
.:revival:. isi stool linen
.:revival:. tic tac toe

..::THOR::.. The Wanderlust Collection @ TLC
-..::THOR::.. Travel Journal
-..::THOR::.. Stacked Luggages
-..::THOR::.. Easel
-..::THOR::.. Astrolabe
-..::THOR::.. Scattered Memories
-..::THOR::.. Camera

.peaches. Zonlicht – Mallard Pair – White

[Rezz Room] American Bully Puppy Sleep
[Rezz Room] American Bully Puppy Duo

Posted in Bondi, Collabor88, Death Row Designs, Events, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

That 70’s Look

This was such a fun scene for me to set up. While I know this will truly date myself, its not like I try to hide my age. One of the reasons this was so much fun was that I was able to dig into my childhood memories. Afterall, I grew up in the 70s and we moved around a lot. Finding pieces to build around a fondue set really took me back, because my mom was so excited when she got her first fondue pot that I think we had it twice a week for a couple of months. I don’t have any deep inspirational words of wisdom or a funny story today, just a smile on my face as I remember some of the happier times from my past.

fondue

Fancy Decor: Couperin (at Collabor88 until March 6th)
-Fancy Decor: Couperin Table
-Fancy Decor: Couperin Chairs
-Fancy Decor: Couperin Fondue Set
-Fancy Decor: Couperin Fondue Skewers

DRD gg rug 60s

BONDI . Trunk Bar XL (February Builder’s Box)

:::ChicChica::: TakeAway

floorplan. kitchen phone / black

SAYO – Medusa Mirror – Copper

dust bunny & O.M.E.N . Puppy Basket Bed – Pup
dust bunny . potted cheese plant
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter
dust bunny . hanging plants . spider planter
dust bunny . harvest feast . cranberry punch pitcher
dust bunny . harvest feast . filling
dust bunny . spicy fiesta . chips & guac
dust bunny . spotted begonia
dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
dust bunny . dreamy outing . essentials bag

hive // macrame hanging plant . stone

[ARIA] Savannah Roman Blinds

.:revival:. rattan pillow basket

Ariskea[Hustler] Gold Lamp
Ariskea[Latte!] Lights & Frame

MudHoney Rosalee Chair

Posted in Apple Fall, Catwa, Fashion, Foxcity, Jian, Landscaping, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping

Habits

We all develop habits over time. Some are good, some are not so good. Now you’ll find it commonly said that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. I always thought something was wrong with me, because this has never worked for me. I’ve had a real issue with forgetting to take my morning medicines. The older you get, the more you have to take. I’m to the point that I’m filling a pill pot each week, just so I know what to take and when. I had a friend reminding me every morning, but even that didn’t always work. Finally, I came up with a system that seems to be working and it did indeed only take a few weeks to establish. I rarely forgot my night meds as the pill pot was on my nightstand. However, I found that if after taking my night meds, I put the pill pot on my desk then I will see and be reminded in the morning. Afterall, that first cup of coffee and that first cigarette of the day go perfectly with my morning computer routine.
As for the 21 days? Well, I found an interesting article that has made me feel much better about my inability to establish new and healthy habits in the course of 21 days. If you’re interested you can click here: How Long It Takes to Form a New Habit

good morning

wearing:
hair: DOUX – Coco hairstyle
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery]  Iris (Catwa Applier) toffee
Vinyl – Pepper Knotted Tee Dress

pose: FOXCITY. Slow Motion Bento Pose Set

scene:
JIAN Goldfish Bamboo Fountain Pot
HPMD* wire grass
JIAN Teeny Tortoises 1. Pancakes RARE
JIAN Teeny Tortoises 5. Red Strawberry
JIAN Teeny Tortoises 9. Red Orange
.:revival:. concrete stool
Apple Fall ‘Elvira’ Rose Tea
[Con.] Bird Nest Hideout
Apple Fall Times Newspaper
Apple Fall ‘Elvira’ Plate w/ Egg, Avocado & Toast
Apple Fall ‘Elvira’ Plate w/ Sliced Grapefruit

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