Posted in Events, Exploration, fri.day, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

Where You Should Be

Yesterday when I got ready to take this picture Linden Lab started their restarts and I was quickly on the run. Fortunately that 300 second warning that jars my screen gave me enough time to throw on a dress and head for a safe place. My usual spot got the jolt of a restart only a minute after I landed. Fortunately for me, I was able to find safety at TaKe Heart. Not only did I find a place not yet plagued (or perhaps already done) by restarts, but I was able to go forth and take my photo. It turned out far better than I had originally planned and for the first time in over ten years, I’m grateful for restarts!
It just goes to show that sometimes, when you think something is in your way, it might just be the detour you needed to get exactly where you should be.

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fri. – Aloy Booties (*new* @ Uber)

location: TaKe Heart

Posted in Bueno, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, shopping, TaKe Heart, Uber SL

Its Pretty Simple

“A broken heart is a broken heart. To take measure is a cruelty.” Cyrus Beene Scandal
(Yes, I’ve been binging on Scandal via Netflix, but when I heard Cyrus say that to Mellie I was moved to tears.)

We all handle our pain and heartaches differently, but at the end of the day it is beyond cruel to compare one’s situation to another. I thought about how differently people react to the loss of love, the loss of friendships…not just the loss of loved ones, but break ups…lost jobs…betrayal. All of these things can completely change a life…even one’s personality.  Why would anyone compare one tragedy to another? Why would someone possibly insist that their plight is worse than another? It saddens me to think that anyone would suggest that their heart break is more painful orheavier than another’s. Why on earth would it even matter? Why suggest to someone that what they are going through can’t possibly be as bad as what you’re going through? I can’t believe that it makes either person feel any better. This can’t be stressed enough, but I think its important to remind each other that we’re all human. We all need encouragement and love. Don’t kick someone while they’re down by suggesting their pain is anything less than what they feel. Please treat each other with kindness, with dignity, and respect. Its pretty simple…treat each other how you want to be treated. ♥

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wearing:
hair: little bones. Twyla – The Blend  (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO
tattooRedFish – Arabesque tattoo (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)

BUENO-Romper-Mat-White Blue (*new* @ Uber)
#EMPIRE – Lunaria – Maitreya – Wedge (March Luxe Box)

pose: Del May
location: TaKe Heart

 

Posted in E.A.Studio, Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Gingerfish Poses, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, TaKe Heart, Tres Chic

Light as a Feather

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
Emily Dickinson

Hope is something I could not live without. I’ve had a really bad day from beginning to end. Actually it pretty much started right before I went to bed last night, but it is what it is. It is that hope that keeps me going as I hope for a better tomorrow. Its just a bad day, right? We all have them…just one of those days where everything goes wrong, but the day is coming to a close thank goodness and I’m holding tight to that hope right now.

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Meanwhile, some awesome things are happening across the grid. E.A. Studio has released a new necklace called Feather Dior with a pretty badass hud, that just makes it a perfect match for the Icarus ears that at an exclusive at Tres Chic. Meanwhile, Gingerfish poses finally has an inworld store and it just so happens to be on the TaKe Heart sim which has thawed early and is brilliant with colorful flowers and more. Make sure you check out all of this and more, as the Grid melts and more and more sims slip out of the winter theme and into whatever season the landscapers decide. *winks*

 

Sady is wearing:
hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Isla Mesh Hair  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
skin: [theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) honey
ears: .:E.A.Studio Ears Icarus (*new EXCLUSIVE* @ Tres Chic)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

.:E.A.Studio Necklace Feather Dior
#30 – Addams – Zara Top – Maitreya (*new* @ The Epiphany)
#22 – Addams – Zara Pants Without Fringes – Maitreya (*new* @ The Epiphany)

poses: Gingerfish Poses – Curves
location: TaKe Heart

Posted in Animals, Chic Moda, E.A.Studio, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Hairology, Oh My Gacha, Rebel Hope, Second Life, shopping

Feeling Posh & Foxy

For the past few days, I’ve been so sick. I’ve spent a small percentage of my waking hours trying to be productive, but after a few hours I am just absolutely drained. My body insists on shutting down. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve nodded off in front of my screen. Although, I am a massive whiny little baby when I’m sick and one unfortunate friend was receiving an almost play by play of my woes last night, as it was the worst one so far.
However, as I laid in bed, sleeping, waking, sleeping, watching Netflix, and feeling as though death was surely preferable to my plight, I couldn’t help but think of all the things I could be doing with my time rather than lying there completely miserable. Not to mention all the amazing ideas I had while in my medicinal haze, none of which I remember now. *sigh*

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One thing is for sure, I was super excited to get these pictures of the new Posh sweater and skirt coming atcha from ChicModa at Oh My Gacha! I was feeling Posh and Foxy, so my little companion and I  set out to TaKe Heart, an absolutely gorgeous sim for a few photos…and here are the results. As always there are some killer events going on all across the grid, so may the poshness and the foxy feelings follow you as you shop, which naturally they will. *winks* Until next time, I’ll see you around the grid!♥

wearing:
hair::::Phoenix::: Kiara Hair (*new* @ Hairology)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
skin: [theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) honey
ears: .:E.A.Studio Ear Nepthune
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

.:E.A.Studio:.Box Piercing Bare Code
[CX] Bento Piercing Labret Ring ( Catwa ) (*new* @ Seasons Story)
[CX] Bento Piercing Snakebites ( Catwa ) (*new* @ Seasons Story)
MINIMAL – Chelo Necklace *Silver* (*new* @ FaMESHed)
**RE** LUX Kitty Watch
.:Hermony:. FilterCigarette

~ChicModa~ Posh Sweater White (*new* @ Oh My Gacha!)
~ChicModa~ Posh Skirt White (*new* @ Oh My Gacha!)
{Luxuria} Lace Trim Thigh High Socks- Maitreya & Slink HUD
!Rebel Hope – Gossip Mesh Platform Boots

JIAN Arctic Fox :: Companion

poses by Tracy Redangel (some editing done using AnyPose)
photos taken at TaKe Heart

Posted in Events, Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, What if...

AnotherWhat if…

What if…this is all just an episode of Black Mirror?

Its no big secret that I’m a huge fan of Netflix and rarely watch anything else (legally…shhhh). Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz about Facebook regarding a show called Black Mirror. Enough of my friends had mentioned it to make me curious. I didn’t bother looking up any information about the show to avoid spoilers and it turns out, I don’t think they could have spoiled it unless the shared the scripts directly to the Internet. If you’re not familiar with the show…think Twilight Zone. Not old enough to know what that is? (I promise it has nothing to do with sparkling vampires.) Well, hold on, let me grab you a better description.  For starters here’s a link directly to the synopsis on IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085059/synopsis?ref_=tt_ql_stry_3

But if you don’t want to read all of that, I’ll do my best to quickly summarize here and get on with my point (feel free to scroll past the first picture if you know what the show is about.) Each episode is a story of its on and it feeds on our fears of how modern technology is sort of taking over our lives. It leaves you thinking of the possibilities.

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So, I’ve watched about 8 episodes of Black Mirror and I can tell you it is definitely messing with my head. We are living in an episode of that show! Think about it. I don’t care how old or young you are, think about what your life was like ten years ago. Even if you were in Second Life like me, I’m pretty sure you didn’t think you’d still be here and so involved with a virtual world. Think about it….What if someone had told you that someday you’ll be deeply involved in a virtual community, so immersed in fact that you identify with your avatar, you connect emotionally with people from every (networked) corner of the globe? Ok, for me, ten years ago, I was still a few weeks away from joining Second Life and even the day that I did join? Nah, I had no intentions of sticking around which I think was pretty darned evident in my first avatar’s name….we won’t go there. What if someone was to tell you right now that you’re going to grow old in Second Life? Would you believe them? Would you embrace that destiny or fight it tooth and nail?

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You all know my mind is a twisted little place and to think I don’t even need to smoke weed or drink to think the way I do. I simply wake up and jump into some bizarre cleaning mode while the hamsters in my brain climb on their wheel and start churning out my crazy thoughts. Intoxication leads to more naughty thoughts and I’m eyeing these bottles of wine. I’m suddenly soooo thirsty!

So, let me talk briefly about the clothes and location. As you can see listed below, I’m an event junkie…four of the items below are from current shopping events and three others were picked up at previous events. I hear a lot of talk about people getting tired of too many events going on at once and how everyone is running about in the same outfit. I’m here to remind you (stop it, this is not an Alanis Morrisette song!) to mix the old with the new, okay not THAT old, but come on. Grab that top from six Kustom 9 rounds ago and pair it with the skirt from this round of Uber. Oh, did I mention that this Reverie skirt is pure fire? I’m so in love with this skirt and with the color selection there are just all sorts of ways to wear it. I can also tell you that these Phedora platforms go really well with just about everything and are super cute with socks!
Also, I’m not just standing in some random bar, I’m actually posing about in the Gallery on TaKe Heart. The current exhibit was put together by Kess Crystal and is a collection of works from the friends that have inspired her the most over the past year. Be sure to check it out and I’ll have some exciting news regarding the gallery for you all soon.
Happy thoughts to you all and as always….Happy Shopping! ♥

wearing:
::Bold & Beauty:: Hair :: Winx. (*new* @ The Epiphany)
CATWA HEAD Gwen
CATWA Mesh Eyes
Glam Affair – Pia Applier ( Catwa / Tumble ) America 02  (*new* @Kustom9)
Izzie’s – Glitter Make-Up (FLF)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[White~Widow] Charade – Henna – RARE
[ kunst ] – Summer bracelets
**RE** Portia Lace Bustier – Cafe
{Reverie} ‘Heidi’ Skirt – (*new* @ Uber)
PHEDORA / Kayla Platforms / 30.C (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

poses by Bauhaus Movement (some slightly edited with AnyPose)
location TaKe Heart

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 Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

World Peace

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Mother Teresa

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Yes, I’m doing it again…mixing my genres…*hangs her head*
Today was International World Peace Day. While I doubt seriously that the world was peaceful, it was a nice thought, but because there’s been so much horror and wretchedness in the news lately, I found myself thinking that we’re closer to a world of Ultra Violence than one of peace. I’m not generally a negative person, but I most definitely have a dark and twisted view of things. I’m the person that makes the bad jokes too soon or laughs too hard at the jokes in my head that I dare not speak outloud. So, the minute I started thinking about ultra violence, I remembered this awesome jumpsuit from Addams and the boots from HXNOR. I knew I had to create my own Droog look and if you’ve never seen Clockwork Orange, none of this is making much sense to you. And if you’re never seen it, I urge you to check it out. It is definitely one of my favorite movies.
Normally I would link you some poses info and location information, but today I can’t do that. The reason is because the poses are in the bat and in the box I’m sitting on. The box and my avi are at a new sim called TaKe Heart that will be open to the public on September 23rd. Its owned by two absolutely wonderful friends, Kess Crystal and Spazz Tackett and I had the honor of landscaping the sim! This has been a very busy two weeks, but it has been the most amazing experience and I’m super excited to see how everyone likes it. I’ll be sure to post all about it once it is officially open.
Until then…Remember you don’t have to BE tough to dress tough…*winks*
Happy Shopping and try to keep the peace, because like Mother Teresa said, “We belong to each other.” ♥
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[PL] – Full Perm – Bowler Hat
[DUE] Tomonaga – Vitamin
CATWA HEAD Dyana
:Diamante: Disengaged Plugs Piercing
**RE** Miriam Ears Piercings (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
**RE** Envy Tags (*new* @ U L T R A)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves
[Since1975] – Bat’sGacha – Wheel ULTRA RARE
Addams // Stefani Military Suit // White (*new* @ Collabor88)
HX: Black Civilian Laced-Up Boots (*new* @ U L T R A)