Posted in Animals, Events, FaMESHed, Home Decor, Kustom9, Second Life

Overwhelmed

Well, the week is almost over. I just have to get through tomorrow and the day is jammed packs with commitments. All of them are things I’m excited about, but I’m just so overwhelmed from this week that I’m ready to crawl into my bed and stay there all weekend. Alas, I’m going to make myself adult and do what I said I’m going to do! I suspect that Sunday I will be hiding out pretty good though. I don’t have a whole lot more to talk about right now. I’m just ready to get tomorrow over with so I can finally take a day to myself and rest.

moss girl party

15. KraftWork Tuscany 1969 . Illuminated Ladder

Foxwood – Tiny Pup @ Kustom9

MINIMAL – Bella Backdrop -Orange @ Equal10

Mithral * Ring Hanger Philodendron (Lime) @ Kustom9
Mithral * Vertical Wall Pipe Hanger (Silver)

Sway’s [Door Mat] cats

dust bunny . hanging plants . double planter
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter
Con & Dust Bunny . Coffee Station – Gold

{moss&mink} 3 Tier Planter (Lt Wood)
{moss&mink} Plant – Hostas (Cream)
{moss&mink} Tealight Globe Gift (Short)
{moss&mink} Tealight Globe Gift (Tall)

{moss&mink} Event Pack – Girl Party @ FaMESHed
{moss&mink} Branch Platter
{moss&mink} Cocktail Shrimp
{moss&mink} Fruit n Nut Platter
{moss&mink} Fruity Popsicles
{moss&mink} Tanika bistro chair
{moss&mink} Tanika bistro table
{moss&mink} Wine Bucket

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

Posted in crate, Events, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative, {what next}

So torn

I am so torn right now between the Autumn decor that is everywhere and the holiday decor that is falling across the grid like a steady snowfall. I’m doing my best to squeeze in as much Autumn as I can before we slide into full blown Winter. Naturally, I will need to take a beach break along the way at some point, cuz BIKINIS! I am falling more and more in love with decor by the day. This can’t be a surprise given the influx of decor posts I’ve been dropping lately. Its not my fault. Look at the stuff in this scene! Between Crate, Barley, and Sway’s…what was I supposed to do? Resist? Ok, I’m going to need you to put that crack pipe down now.

barley crate sway & more

22769 – Autumn Cage LI: 6

*alirium* DwarfForest [Ember] LI: 3

crate Harvest Entryway  Set @ Belle
crate Harvest Entryway Branch Bag LI: 2
crate Harvest Entryway Bench P.G LI: 2
crate Harvest Entryway Pumpkin Chandelier LI: 6
crate Harvest Entryway Shelf LI: 2
crate Harvest Entryway Trunk LI: 2

#2 Elm. “Book Nook Gacha” Autumn Suitcase LI: 3

HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights – red a LI: 7

hive // start of autumn journal . group gift LI: 1

SAYO – Fallen Autumn Set – Foliage Deco LI: 6

Sway’s [Lukas] Autumn Porch @ The Liaison Collaborative
Sway’s [Lukas] Autumn Porch LI: 18
Sway’s [Lukas] Autumn leaves on floor LI: 2
Sway’s [Lukas] Bench LI: 5

{what next} Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow LI: 6

Barley – Autumn is Here Set 
Barley – Autumn is Here Tartan Pillow
Barley – Autumn is Here Tray w/ Pitcher and Cups
Barley – Autumn is Here Mugs
Barley – Autumn is Here Medium Pumpkin
Barley – Autumn is Here Set
Barley – Autumn is Here Little Pumpkin
Barley – Autumn is Here Sign
Barley – Autumn is Here Pumpkin w/ a Message
Barley – Autumn is Here Pumpkin Duo
Barley – Autumn is Here Pumpkin Bucket
Barley – Autumn is Here Linen Pillow
Barley – Autumn is Here – Paris in the Fall Pillow

Posted in Bueno, Catwa, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL

We Watch The Day Go By

Just a song that’s been on my mind…

Birdy – Wings

Sunlight comes creeping in
Illuminates our skin
We watch the day go by
Stories of all we did
It made me think of you
It made me think of you
Under a trillion stars
We danced on top of cars
Took pictures of the stage
So far from where we are
They made me think of you
They made me think of you
Oh, lights go down
In the moment we’re lost and found
And I just wanna be by your side
If these wings could fly
For the rest of our lives
I’m in a foreign state
My thoughts, they slip away
My words are leaving me
They caught an aeroplane
Because I thought of you
Just from the thought of you
Oh, lights go down
In the moment we’re lost and found
And I just wanna be by your side
If these wings could fly
Oh, damn these walls
In the moment we’re ten feet tall
And how you told me after it all
We’d remember tonight
For the rest of our lives
Ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah
If these wings could fly
Oh, lights go down
In the moment we’re lost and found
And I just wanna be by your side
If these wings could fly
Oh, damn these walls
In the moment we’re ten feet tall
And how you told me after it all
We’d remember tonight
For the rest of our lives

sunshine in a bag

wearing:
hair:   TRUTH / Livia (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Myra”
tattoo: [White~Widow] Soorma (*new* @ Dubai Event)
[Z O O M] Scar Glasses
BUENO-Swimsuit (*new* @ Uber)
pose: FOXCITY. Legs for Days Bento Pose Set
scene:
DaD “Beverly House” (*new* @ Uber)
N4RS Spa Towels
tres blah– Jolie – Lotions
Vagabond – Sandy’s Towel Tote
Sway’s [Agwe] Moon Chair . tropical
Ariskea [ Porcelain] Tropical Plant 2
Posted in Apple Fall, Bueno, Death Row Designs, Events, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Jian, Kustom9, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping, Uber SL, unKindness

City Lights

Sometimes a song just embodies a feeling, but combine it with just one picture and both come together to create something amazing. That’s really what I hoped to do here.

Palastic – City Lights

City lights, the urban landscape,
Stands before our eyes.
City lights, our lives are caught up,
In these neon lights

Oh, so very frightened the park will seem.
Yet, we do our best to cherish one another,
City lights, although I love you,
Sometimes hate with doubt.

Oh, so very frightened to be alone,
Yet we do our best to keep a civil distance
City lights, although I love you,
Sometimes hate with doubt.

I cannot solve the mystery
Of what is fake and what is real,
I cannot solve the mystery,
Of who we are and who we’ll be!

City lights, the urban landscape,

Stands before our eyes.
City lights, our lives are caught up,
In these neon lights

Oh, so very frightened the park will seem.
Yet, we do our best to cherish one another,
City lights, I’ll always hate you,
‘Till the end of time.

I’m pretending to,
Be surprised at you lying.
You pretend not to,
See the passion inside.

We are trying to,
Understand everything.
You’ve decided to,
Let the light of me in.

We are trying to,
Understand everything.
You’ve decided to,
Let the light of me in.

Hustle

Outside:
BUENO-Mulder Loft Building-Gray (*new* @ Uber)
DRD – Spiritualists Shoppe – Storefront

scene designed in: BUENO-Mulder Loft Building-Regular (*new* @ Uber)
BUENO-Deco Bag

Fancy Decor: Fulton Collection (*new* @ Uber)
-Fancy Decor: Capsule Book Stack
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Chandelier
-Fancy Decor: Merlot Wine Glass
-Fancy Decor: Buble Lamp (solid)
-Fancy Decor: Clipped Art
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Armchair
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Coffee Table
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Rug
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Side Table
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Sofa (white cotton)
-Fancy Decor: Merlot Wine Glass

Fancy Decor: Dover Collection
-01 Fancy Decor: Designer Computer RARE
-02 Fancy Decor: Dover Desk Chair RARE
-03 Fancy Decor: Dover Desk
-05 Fancy Decor: Dover Shelf
-14 Fancy Decor: Books and Trinkets

uK – Chic Wall Clock (Metal)
uK- Canvas Hope Footstool
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Candle 4
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Romarin Plant
Ariskea[Hustler] Babybreath Pot
Ariskea[Hustler] Gold Flower
Ariskea[Hustler] Hustle Word

tres blah– Eclectic Collection – Cat Face Pillow
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Hot Lips Phone (Pink)
-tres blah- Jolie – Golden Hand
-tres blah- Workspace – Tablet
-tres blah- Golden Cage – Coffee Run
-tres blah- Golden Cage – Tablet
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Agenda RARE
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Paper Pile
-tres blah- Pampered – Bouquet
-tres blah- Pampered – Treat Yourself
-tb- Bon Voyage – Vintage Camera
-tb- Bon Voyage – Books

dust bunny . areca palm plant
dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
dust bunny . pilea peper plant
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant
dust bunny . potted bromeliad
dust bunny . potted cheese plant
dust bunny . potted palm
dust bunny . potted rubber tree
dust bunny . spotted begonia
dust bunny . sunday newspaper

JIAN ‘dorable Danes 3. Adult Wanderer RARE

[Black Bantam] Busy Westie On Fours Rez (*new* @ Kustom9)

(fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled
(fd) Cat – 03 Sitting Lazy
(fd) Cat – 11 Sitting

Peaches ‘N Cream – ‘Emotional Baggage’ Handbag Clutter (*new* @ Epiphany)

!gO! Be mine – Liv & Lou RARE (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

NOMAD // Sepia Peonies 01
NOMAD // Hookah // Fuschia

{Petite Maison} Work Pretty Royal Pencils: Turquoise

:HAIKEI: End of the day Gahca {3}

Sway’s Piggy Bank [Oink] white – C

=Zenith=Little Groot touch/dance only ( REZ)

The Loft – Lotus Holder
The Loft – Yoga Tray

DYNASTY – Antique Abacus – Dark
RARE. DYNASTY – Calligraphy Corner – Backdrop

{-MK-} My bottle_Close cat(wear/2Li)

*HEXtraordinary* Flying Monkey Incense Burner – Silver

Second Spaces – Cluttered House – charging station

[Bad Unicorn x Birch] Mary Janes ‘Ashtray’
[Bad Unicorn x Birch] Mary Janes ‘Noel’s Cookies’

.10 [ kunst ] – Magazines

Granola. Waverly’s Incense.

Apt B // Raw Materials Gacha – Plate Sculpture

tarte. flask (mustache) RARE

Pewpew! Balloon Hotdog – Black (Decor) (*new* @ Uber)

Apple Fall Plan Chest

Posted in Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Second Life, Seven Emporium, shopping, unKindness

Curiosity

“As children, our imaginations are vibrant, and our hearts are open. We believe that the bad guy always loses and that the tooth fairy sneaks into our rooms at night to put money under our pillow. Everything amazes us, and we think anything is possible. We continuously experience life with a sense of newness and unbridled curiosity.” ~ Yehuda Berg

Curiosities

Fancy Decor: Wallace Collection (*new* @ Collabor88)
-Fancy Decor: Wallace Artwork
-Fancy Decor: Wallace Chair
-Fancy Decor: Wallace Table
-Fancy Decor: Wallace Vase

Fancy Decor: Chain Coffee Table
Fancy Decor: Leather Bench (silver)

uk – Golden Hall Full Set (*new* @ FaMESHed)
-uK – Golden Hall Wall Globe
-uK – Golden Hall Pear Mirror
-uK – round_tableMesh
-uK – Golden Hall Picture Frame
-uK – Golden Hall Cactus Plant
-uK – Golden Hall Bunt Cake Stand

uK – Lady Boss Conference Geo Planters

JIAN Chameleon :: Habitat (*new* @ Collabor88)
JIAN Forest Cat Static – Catch (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Granola. Waverly’s Incense. (*new* @ FaMESHed)

[tmk] rain dog

tres blah– Eclectic Collection -Large Nesting Box

dust bunny . postcards

DIGS – Hand-Rolled Smoking Decor

Ariskea[Hustler] Gold Flower (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Ariskea[Hustler] Babybreath Pot (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Ariskea [ Blossom] Cherry Blossom Wreath
Ariskea[Birdy] Little Bee Vase

7 – Transistor Radio TR-2A
7 – Tape Recorder R-299

[Bad Unicorn x Birch] Mary Janes ‘Noel’s Cookies’

pillows:
Silence. – Dream Without Fear
Silence. – No Limits

Soy. BKLYNITES LOFT- Old Books [TypeA]

[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 1

Sway’s [Kaden] Rug . natural

 

Posted in Animals, Apple Fall, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Home Decor, Jian, Rebel Hope, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Training Day

Mr. Snortle loved training day, because it meant he got his favorite treats. She loved the one on one time they spent together. It was always a good day. That one day a week, she dedicated to Mr. Snortle…Snorts for short. This particular day was perfect. The temperature was nice, there was even a nice cool breeze blowing the leaves and trees about. They had spent quite a bit of time outside that morning. She had taken him on a picnic. She laughed so much when he took off after that squirrel. “Just like his momma,” she thought to herself.
She’d even managed to pick up some fresh sunflowers for herself a friend. They were a special flower, as they reminded him of his father. He was coming over for dinner later and she thought they would be a nice surprise. Snorts just adored him, too. Today was going to be a good day, start to finish. What Snorts didn’t realize was that her friend was going to help give him a bath and as much as he loved playing in water, bath time was not his favorite activity. It sure amused her though. Plus she was going to change her sheets later and take a long hot bath herself. Surely, Mr. Snortle would appreciate that wonderful feeling of clean sheets after a bath, right?

training day

wearing:
hair: [e] Janiah (*new* @ FaMESHed)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

!Rebel Hope – Delecate Mesh Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)
!Rebel Hope – Sady Mesh Shoes (*new* @ FaMESHed)
JIAN Fun Frenchies 14. Brindle Companion (*new* @ Gacha Garden)

pose by Foxcity (edited with AnyPose)

scene:
Apple Fall Hetton Barn Conversion
LISP – Vintage Summer Rugs – Lemon
Sway’s [Agwe] Sofa . pattern / Adult
{-Maru Kado-} Sunflower (wear/group)
=Zenith=Spring Picnic Rattan Basket B (Milk)
{-Maru Kado-} Sunflower (wear/single)
Sway’s [Agwe] Vase with Monstera leaves

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.”
gotcha

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?
gatcha

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, Second Life

Sunny Dispositon

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. Martha Washington

It’s not always easy to remain positive in the face of adversity, but I believe there’s a choice and we simply have to find the strength to make a conscious decision to change our outlook on what’s going on around us. You can find the silver lining just as easily as you can find the shadow, but in order to find that silver lining you’ve got to lift your head and look up to the sky rather than look to the ground.

Here’s to having a sunny disposition…even if you’re looking at the floor. *winks*

sunny disposition

hair: .Entwined. Amena (*new* at The Gacha Garden)
headband: MadPea Floral Crowns – Fae (*new* at The Gacha Garden)
dress: Tee*fy Verna  Simple Dress – Maitreya – Sunset (Luxe Box May 2016)
shoes: JD – (May) Group Gift – Sky

Sway’s [Hana] Tulips in wooden Bucket