Posted in bento, blogging, Collabor88, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, N21, New Items, poses, Second Life, Second Life Fashion, shopping, Shopping Events, skin, The Liaison Collaborative, vinyl

I’m slippin’ into dangerous ways

Dark space
I’m slippin’ into dangerous ways
Looking for a familiar face
Not too far from home
And it’s all
It’s all, all too much
When you can’t see the shiny under the rust
So you hide away, shelter from the rain
And I’ve been getting tired of all these patterns
I see it written on the wall
And I’ve been walking through my own disaster
Thinking it’s time to move on

I’m slippin’ into dangerous ways

foundation
hair: DOUX – Shai hairstyle @ Equal10
head: LeLUTKA Avalon
head skin: [Glam Affair] Meryl Skin [Lelutka EvoX] @ C88
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody Perky
body skin: VELOUR: The “Ipanema Body” for Legacy (Chantilly)

fashion
[ rD ] – Magicae Libri Necklace @ TLC
AsteroidBox. Jodie Shirt @ Kustom9
VINYL – Stupid Deep Skirt @ N21

pose: Diversion – Raincheck

background
Diversion – Raincheck Photobox

Posted in Apple Fall, breathe, Bueno, Collabor88, Dahlia, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Glam Affair, Home Decor, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life, shoes, shopping, skin, Uber SL

Paw to the Jaw

I love my cat. I really do, but I’m starting to understand why people prefer dogs. I woke up this morning to a paw to the jaw. Yep, that’s right, he walked on my face. My reaction was a slinging arm which resulted in a cat flung across the bed, followed by a soft murr. This was not a wounded cat sound. Trust me, I’ve heard plenty of those noises. Step on a cat’s tail just once and  you’ll never forget it. No, just three little gentle murrs. I couldn’t go back to sleep at this point. I had to get up and find out if he was okay. I’m not a monster, ya know? He’s fine. Once he saw that I was awake, his attitude suddenly changed. I swear that he looked at me and in his little meow language said, “Oh, you’re up! Feed me?”
Needless to say, I fed the little bastard and now he’s lying comfortably on his perch, licking himself. I’m pretty sure he’s quite proud of himself this morning. *looks out the window* FFS, the sun isn’t even up yet. I suspect there’s a nap in my future.

bossom elm

hair: Magika – Sunrise
head:  LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
ears: ^^Swallow^^ Persia Ears @ Kustom9
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [Glam Affair] Anika Skin @ Uber

Kibitz – Tricia’s bracelet
Blossom&Seeds Shannon @ Uber
[BREATHE]-Mitsune Heels @ Uber

pose is in the mat

scene:
.peaches. Wanderlust – Books

Apple Fall Aspidistra in Wicker Planter

Ariskea [Sunrise] Succulent Ceramic hangers
Ariskea[Julia] Peonies Basket [Rose] @ FaMESHed

BUENO-Laptop Hustle

Dahlia – Himalayan Salt Lamp – Natural – Coral

Elm. Marley Standing Desk @ Collabor88
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Book Stack
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Bullet Journal
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Cacti Candle
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Cactus Candle #1
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Cactus Candle #2
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Diffuser
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Doughnut Snack
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Lamp
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Mesh Board [White]
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Speakers
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Stapler
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Stool [White Top]
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Succulent Pot
Elm. Marley Standing Desk – Washi Tape
Elm. Marley Standing Desk [White Top]
Elm. Marley Standing Mat

Foxwood – Lilly – Puppy Basket – pink

Granola. Puff Puff Pretty Collection. @ Equal10
Granola. Puff Puff Pretty Ashtray.
Granola. Puff Puff Pretty Bud Vase.
Granola. Puff Puff Pretty Catch-All.
Granola. Puff Puff Pretty Edibles.
Granola. Puff Puff Pretty Herbal Tea.
Granola. Puff Puff Pretty Make-up Clutter.

LEMME…Natural Girl Collection @ Equal10
LEMME…Enlightened Sexuality + Dildo
LEMME…Natural Girl // RARE
LEMME…Something to hang // Memphis
LEMME…Yin Yang Inciense holder stick
LEMME..Natural Dildo // Rose Quartz

MudHoney Classic Photo Room 5

dust bunny . hanging plants . cheese plant
dust bunny . hanging plants . double planter
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant

Posted in Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Rebel Hope, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL, [ATI] Addicted to Ink

White Flag

I’m guessing by now that my regular readers have noticed that I’m trying very hard to get away from posting song links & copy/pasting lyrics. I’ve decided instead to explain why some songs are so special to me and why they’ve ended up on my personal soundtrack. So, now if you’re interested the video is embedded at the bottom of the post and if you right click on it, you can open that up in a new window.
Alright, so Dido’s White Flag….this song means so freaking much to me. It reminds me of a real life relationship I had many years ago with a guy we’ll call Bran. I fell in love with Dido about the same time I fell for him. Sadly, he didn’t quite love me the same way and my love for him was a tad bit unrequited. Though, you couldn’t convince any of our friends that we weren’t a couple. *laughs* Its a much longer story than I care to type out. However, with that said, I did have to finally let go…as I found something rather suspicious on his computer and I was never comfortable around him again. *sighs* At the time that I had such strong feelings for Bran, there’s simply nothing anyone could have said to make me give up, thus this song resonated with me.

seeing dots

Sady is wearing:
hair: [monso] My Hair – Summer  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery]  Saska
!Rebel Hope – Nancy Mesh Dress (*new* @ Uber)

pose: [ATI] Tamar Set (*new* @ ELITE)
FOXCITY. K-POP Star 2. (4) Hush – White (Common) (*new* @ Arcade)

Posted in Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Foxcity, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, [ATI] Addicted to Ink, {le fil casse}

I Won’t Keep Watching

Once in a while we fight doing the right thing, because we’re not sure what that is. Cutting people from our lives is a lot like that. Its hard, because you’re ditching your loyalty. That’s pretty serious, but it would seem that sometimes our loyalty needs to be to ourselves first and foremost. If we don’t treat ourselves the way we want to be treated, how will anyone else even begin to figure out what we want.
I believe I must be at an advantage here, because as a child we moved every 2-3 yrs. So, I was constantly saying goodbye to people and letting go. By the time I grew up, letting go and walking away was far easier for me than others. The challenge for me was to stop walking away. Eventually, I started hanging on to people for dear life. I was scared to death that if I kept walking away, I’d never learn to just be in the here and now. I wasn’t running, I was simply walking away from anyone and anything that didn’t enhance my life. Now, I’m starting to understand what its like for other people and the struggle to let people go. However, one thing I’ll never have to fight or struggle with for long is letting go of some I feel is abusive. That will never be okay and something I outgrew a really long time ago.
There’s a line in the song I’ve attached that really struck a personal chord with me:
I won’t keep watching you
Dance around in your smoke
And flicker out
You’re not the light I used to know

more selfies
That empowering moment when you delete & block them. 

wearing:
hair:  Tableau Vivant \\ Francesca hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
-SU!- Amoret Eyeliner +CATWA APPLIER+
-SU!- Xanthe Lip Gloss +CATWA APPLIER+
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery]  Saska
hand tattoo: [ATI] Destiny Lite…Maitreya Applier…
nails: Astralia – Compatible nails system (Maitreya Stiletto base)
toksik – Bloom Choker (Group Gift)
{le fil casse} Kassie Ruffle Hearts Top (*new* @ FrouFrou)

pose: [ATI] Destiny Lite Set (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)
FOXCITY. K-POP Star 2 – Because I am The Best (Rez) (2) RARE (*new* @ Arcade)

Posted in Death Row Designs, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Home Decor, Lybra, Second Life, shoes, shopping, {le fil casse}

DollHouse

While putting this scene together, there was a song going through my head and every time I look at this picture I still hear it. So, here ya go, I’m sharing my ear worm with you all. I’ll even give you the lyrics! *giggles & sings*

Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse

Hey girl, open the walls, play with your dolls
We’ll be a perfect family
When you walk away, it’s when we really play
You don’t hear me when I say,
Mom, please wake up
Dad’s with a slut, and your son is smoking cannabis
No one never listens, this wallpaper glistens
Don’t let them see what goes down in the kitchen
Places, places, get in your places
Throw on your dress and put on your doll faces
Everyone thinks that we’re perfect
Please don’t let them look through the curtains
Picture, picture, smile for the picture
Pose with your brother, won’t you be a good sister?
Everyone thinks that we’re perfect
Please don’t let them look through the curtains
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
I see things that nobody else sees
(D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
I see things that nobody else sees)
Hey girl, look at my mom, she’s got it going on
Ha, you’re blinded by her jewelry
When you turn your back she pulls out a flask
And forgets his infidelity
Uh-oh, she’s coming to the attic, plastic
Go back to being plastic
No one never listens, this wallpaper glistens
One day they’ll see what goes down in the kitchen
Places, places, get in your places
Throw on your dress and put on your doll faces
Everyone thinks that we’re perfect
Please don’t let them look through the curtains
Picture, picture, smile for the picture
Pose with your brother, won’t you be a good sister?
Everyone thinks that we’re perfect
Please don’t let them look through the curtains
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
I see things that nobody else sees
(D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
I see things that nobody else sees)
Hey girl (hey girl, hey girl, hey girl, hey girl)
Hey girl, open your walls, play with your dolls
We’ll be a perfect family
Places, places, get in your places
Throw on your dress and put on your doll faces
Everyone thinks that we’re perfect
Please don’t let them look through the curtains
Picture, picture, smile for the picture
Pose with your brother, won’t you be a good sister?
Everyone thinks that we’re perfect
Please don’t let them look through the curtains
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
I see things that nobody else sees
(D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
I see things that nobody else sees)

dollhouse

wearing:
hair: .Entwined. Amena – Naturals RARE
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Avada~ Broken Doll Tattoo
Sweet Thing. Clockwork Doll Wind-Up Key
{le fil casse} Mayumi Dress  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
REIGN.- DAISI PLATS- BLACK

pose by Black Cat

scene:
*Drot* Old Attic_Skybox
DRD – Series 01 – Baby Crib – Dark (DRD Shadow Box Series 01 – Nov 2017)
RO – The Doll Maker – Debbie Downer Doll
RO – The Doll Maker – Makers Crook RARE
DRD – Series 01 – Baby Carriage – Dark (DRD Shadow Box Series 01 – Nov 2017)
DRD – Series 01 – Baby Ottoman – Dark (DRD Shadow Box Series 01 – Nov 2017)
DRD MM radio
DRD – Spiritualists Shoppe – Hanging Cages
DRD – Series 01 – Giant Attic Pile – Dark (DRD Shadow Box Series 01 – Nov 2017)
RO – The Doll Maker – Evil Lynn Doll
DRD – Series 01 – Attic Rugs – Dark (DRD Shadow Box Series 01 – Nov 2017)
DRD – Spiritualists Shoppe – Trapped Spirit Frame – Two
DRD – Series 01 – Childs Bench – Dark (DRD Shadow Box Series 01 – Nov 2017)
RO – The Doll Maker – Iva Plague Doll
RO – The Doll Maker – Misty Marsh Doll

Posted in Artisan Fantasy, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Home Decor, Kustom9, N21, Phedora, Second Life, United Colors

Justify My Love

That’s right, I’m going with one of the sexiest songs of all time. Of course, I’m providing the lyrics and a YouTube link.

Madonna Justify My Love

I want to kiss you in Paris
I want to hold your hand in Rome
I want to run naked in a rainstorm
Make love in a train cross-country
You put this in me
So now what, so now what?

Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love (my love)
Hoping, praying
For you to justify my love

I want to know you
Not like that
I don’t want to be your mother
I don’t want to be your sister either
I just want to be your lover
I want to be your baby
Kiss me, that’s right, kiss me

Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love
Yearning, burning
For you to justify my love

What are you gonna do?
What are you gonna do?
Talk to me, tell me your dreams
Am I in them?
Tell me your fears
Are you scared?
Tell me your stories
I’m not afraid of who you are
We can fly

Poor is the man
Whose pleasures depend
On the permission of another
Love me, that’s right, love me
I want to be your baby

Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love
I’m open and ready
For you to justify my love
To justify my love
Wanting, to justify
Waiting, to justify my love
Praying, to justify
To justify my love
To justify my love
I’m open, to justify my love
My love

come to bed

wearing:
hair*ARGRACE* RUI
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
eyeshadow-SU!- Smokey Eyeshadow
lipstick::SG:: Gelly Lips for CATWA Heads ONLY!
skinGlam Affair – BETH – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America (*new* @ Epiphany)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo.Identity. Body Shop – Reborn Stronger

-SU!- Bento Piercing Set 03 (*new* @ Somber)
UC_Rose (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Phedora ~Sincerity (*new* @ Kustom9)

pose by Foxcity
bed by Artisan Fantasy

Posted in Chic Moda, Events, Fashion, Mina Hair, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Seeing Red

A run in with a stupid plumber really has me seeing red! Here’s the story or you can skip to the credits. Your call, but I need to vent and its my blog. So, I’ll do what I want! *laughs*
So, the relief valve on our hot water heater has been leaking hot water. We’re catching it in a bucket, letting it cool and using the water for the plants. So that its not a total waste of water. We have American Home Shield which is an insurance that covers appliances…like water heaters. So, we call them, and they send out a plumber. We only have to pay $75 and he should fix it. Easy peasy, right? We already knew what needed to be done, but didn’t know how to replace that valve so that’s why we called.
This moronic plumber shows up and says that we need something called a relief tank that is $375 and not covered by AHS. I’m in the other room with the dog, listening to him try to sell this crap to my mom, right?
So, I step out of the bedroom and start asking questions. He walks out of the house while I’m talking to him. He sits on our patio for a few minutes on the phone, then steps back in and says, “I got another call. I gotta go!” So, I start asking him why he can’t fix this and why his solution makes no sense. This dude gives me the hand and walks out and leaves.
Well, Sady, how do you know he’s wrong, if you’re not a plumber?
I’ll tell you how. For one thing, we’ve lived her over 20 yrs and never needed any release tank before. Secondly, there’s no place for such a thing. Third, I’ve been in over a dozen other condos where we live and NO ONE has such a thing! There’s not freaking room in these condos for such a thing! Furthermore, when we suggested that he simply replace the valve like it suggested online, he said, “Well, I could, but if its leaks again we’ll be right back here in 3 months!” Uhm, wouldn’t that be OUR problem? He tried to tell us that we had to pay him anyway, but in his hasty escape, he forgot his check and never gave us a work order! Good, cuz he didn’t fix anything and shouldn’t get paid.
I’m convinced he’s been unclogging toilets with his mouth, cuz he’s full of shit!
seeing red
wearing:
hair: MINA – Emma (*new* @ Hair Fair 2017)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo:  [White~Widow] DarkTower  (*new* @ Uber)
piercing: 1.::GB::Lip piercing (Catwa Kathy) (Cross chain) RARE (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

ChicModa // Aly Skirt

pose & background from FOXCITY.

Posted in Bloom, Events, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Kustom9, Landscaping, Red Fish, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, unKindness

Walk in the Park

I don’t know about where you live, but where I live we have a few parks. There’s one that’s right next to my house, but its not really a nice park. I mean, it is, but only if you’re an athletic child or a parent of an athletic child. There are ball fields and a gym…a little playground area, but nothing really aimed at adults. There’s a really nice one downtown in the city, but you have to drive to it, then pay for parking…that’s after maneuvering your way through a maze of one way streets. I see pictures, videos and, of course, scenes in movies of people visiting amazing parks in bigger cities and I’m honestly a bit envious. I guess its just another reason to be grateful for Second Life. I can go to any number of amazing parks and sims with just a quick teleport. Then you’ve got amazing designers like unKindness, along with many others, that allow us to create our very own special park right on our own land.

garden

There’s never been a better time to create such a park in SL as there is now, either. Bloom is in full effect until the end of the month and there are so many beautiful spring designs for both your avatar and your land. So, make sure you get over there before it ends and lets welcome summer with some spring in our step.

wearing:
hair:  :::Phoenix::: Vanessa Hair  (*new* @ Bloom)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Cafouillis tattoo (*new* @ Thrift Shop)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
Storybook – Taryn (*new* @ Bloom)
Phedora ~  Sandra heels (*new* @ Kustom9)

pose: GingerFish Poses-Slow Burn5-Petite Mirror (*new* @ Pose Fair)

scene:
22769 – Cubic Box Tree Pot – COMMON (*new* @ Bloom)
uK – Stone Garden Wall Full (*new* @ Bloom)
uK – Stone Garden End (*new* @ Bloom)
uK – Stone Garden Arch (*new* @ Bloom)
NOMAD // Carnivorous Specimen A // Pink (*new* @ Bloom)
NOMAD // Carnivorous Specimen A // Purple (*new* @ Bloom)
*HEXtraordinary* Maiden Goddess Fountain (*new* @ Bloom)
NOMAD // Carnivorous Specimen B // Bright Pink (*new* @ Bloom)
NOMAD // Carnivorous Specimen B // Dark Yellow (*new* @ Bloom)

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life, shopping

Falling for Fall

I’m hard pressed to pick “favorites” of anything and its those types of questions that always make the me facepalm in my head. What’s your favorite color? Well, seriously it depends on what its being applied to…generally speaking I want to say black. Although, technically black is not a color. (Something drummed into my head by art teachers over the years.) If someone asks me what my favorite food is…just forget it. I can’t even! However, ask me my favorite season and without hesitation my answer will be Fall/Autumn! Favorite month? October! Why is this one so easy? Well, its simple. My birthday AND Halloween are both in October. Those just so happen to be my favorite holidays, too! Yes, my birthday is a holiday, thank you very much! Don’t hate! Celebrate, because tis the season!
fall2
Despite this being my favorite season, I am NOT a pumpkin spice addict. I like pumpkin pie and my mom’s pumpkin roll(its like a jelly roll or yule log, sorta…its to die for!). That’s about it. Sure, I admit it. I’ll try the other stuff that’s pumpkin flavored and for the record..somethings do NOT belong in my coffee and pumpkin is one of those things…BLECH! I’m thinking I might like that Rumchata drink everyone is talking about…I’ll get back to you on that…then again, it has Rumchata in it..that’s enough to hook me.
fall3
Naturally I went completely bonkers when I saw the pumpkin patch set from Fancy Decor, top that off with the broken wagon, and hay bales…omgaw..I am in autumn heaven. I couldn’t stop with just one picture and you can be sure you’ll see these gorgeous pumpkins again and again this season!

credits:
MINA – Therese – Black
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
imbue. oversize knit – maitreya – dusty brown
fri.day – Lovey.Stockings
fri. – Ingrid.Boots (Chocolate)

Fancy Decor: Harvest Cart (*new* @ The Pumpkin Patch at Fancy Decor)
Fancy Decor: Belted Hay (*new* @ The Pumpkin Patch at Fancy Decor)
TLG – Scarecrow Sam
Apple Fall Coffee & Muffin
Fancy Decor: Pumpkins A-E (all colors) (*new* @ The Pumpkin Patch at Fancy Decor)
=EliBaily= Ivy
Apple Fall Cotton Cluster
JIAN Kitten Collection :: *FaMESHED Bonus* Sitting Kitten
[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry
[ keke ] willow leaves for ground – maxi
Fancy Decor: Broken Wagon (*new* @ Salem)

 

Posted in Events, Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Results

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. ~Willie Nelson

pma2.jpg
I first became aware of the power of positive thinking in high school. I had changed schools mid year in the eleventh grade. It was the first time I had ever changed schools mid year. My parents had always been very careful about that and despite that high school being the eighth school for me, it was still a first. To be honest, it was something I had always wanted to do and finally my parents divorce was allowing me this privilege. A few months after that another girl was transferred to my final public school and we were instant friends. She called it PMA, Positive Mental Attitude. I had never heard of it and it began to change my life.
Like most teenagers, I was convinced that my life was the most tragic of them all. Little did I know how truly sheltered my life had been. The amount abuse inflicted upon me by my father was merely a foundation for the damage I would do to myself later in life. It was nothing compared to what others would do to me later. Yet, in moment of lucidity, I would draw upon that PMA that learned about in high school and it ALWAYS brought change…positive change.
It’s not always easy to maintain that positive mental attitude, but its a lot easier than allowing yourself to be sucked into an undertow of negativity and toxicity. I write a lot about walking away from toxic people and taking control of your life to keep those negative people out. However, I know that I am my own worst critic and I believe that most of us are like that. There are boundless articles online about maintaining a positive attitude and the power of positive thinking. I won’t bother writing all of that out. I merely encourage you all to seek out at least one article about it and try it for yourself.
pma
Now about these photos! I saw this hair on Flickr and had to hunt it down. Its such a fun style and so versatile. I femmed it up a bit, but imagine all the ways you could enhance a role play outfit. Which is what I started off doing by pairing it with this Feral dress by Cellar Door, but then my own style kicked in and before you know it…tadaaa…I had paired it with these adorable stockings and retro heels and yeah…here I am!
If you’re like me, you love to explore the grid and part of exploring is finding great places to take pictures. My friends Kobie and Kess had told me about Whole Wheat a while back and I even managed to get over there to take a photo about a week or two ago. However, they just moved and they’re in the process of setting up new scenes. I found a few that were extremely tempting, but tis the season for all things pumpkin so I jumped right into this lovely little fall scene. There are already several amazing scenes, so when you’re done reading that article, cuz I know you’re gonna…go check it out for yourself! ♥

wearing:
*~*Damselfly*~*Ivey
CATWA HEAD Dyana
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
.:E.A.Studio:. Box Piercing Bare Code
.5 [ kunst ] – Spike Labret
.4 [ kunst ] – Septum Keeper
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
!Cellar Door Feral
SPELL :  PENTAGRAM RING
fri.day – Lovey.Stockings
:::insanya::: Sabrina Heels (*new* @ Retro Rewind)

pose in featured image by Kirin
other poses by Di’s Opera Poses
location: Whole Wheat