Posted in Blueberry, Catwa, Collabor88, Eudora3D, Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative, Vanity Event

Blueberry

This isn’t really something I do very often, but for this post I’m going to talk about two stores. Well, mostly one, but I’m going to touch on another. I’m actually thinking that I might even do this more often. We’ll see. If you’re a regular reader, you know that the only norm to my blog is the lack of one. So, let’s just dive right in.

First store, I want to touch on is Stealthic. I love not needing a hair base when I wear Stealthic hair. If anything, I need to remove my hairbase. To top it off, he has recently taken on curls and they look absolutely amazing, especially in photographs. So, if you’ve never tried it (and if not, what rock have you been under) go grab some demos and check it out for yourself.

The main store that I want to talk about is, of course, Blueberry. Here’s the thing, I’m just going to get real with you here. I’ve heard people say, “Oh I don’t buy Blueberry anymore, because whenever she releases something new, everyone on the grid is wearing it.” Okay, but have you seen how many colors she has? Have you seen how you can mix and match her pieces from one outfit to another? The picture below is a prime example. This top came with a wrap around jacket and was released along side some adorable new leggings. However, I couldn’t resist mixing this top with the bikini bottoms from her previous release. You’ll see me mixing the bikini top with the bottoms next and there was another top with the bikini….a fringed top. That one is perfect with these bottoms or jeans….or even just panties. There’s no linden law that says you must wear Blueberry the way it was released. AND the more pieces you own? The more outfits you can make…and the thing is, they’re going to match, cuz its all from her color palette. Alright, I’ll hush now so you can go shopping….and take notice of how perfectly my Eurdora sandals are matching. *winks*

blueberry

wearing:
hair:  Stealthic – Haven (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
eyeshadow: Veechi – Tropical Paradise Shadow FLF
ears: ^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ears
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [Glam Affair] Austine Applier [ Catwa ] Basic Line FLF
piercings: –SU!– Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
EF: Juno Necklace (*new* @ C88)
Ascendant – Holographic Bento Nails (*new* @ Vanity Event)
Blueberry – Alena – Off Shoulder Top
Blueberry – Jenna – Bikini Bottom
Eudora3D Charro Flats (*new* @ TLC)
pose is in the bed, I did use AnyPose to adjust the head and feet
.Florix. Montessorian Bed- Fresh (*new* @ Chapter Four)
Posted in Avenge, Bueno, Catwa, Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Maitreya, RunAway Hair, Second Life, shopping

Smile

I know there’s a certain irony in calling this post smile when I’m not smiling at all. It could have been called Resting Bitch Face and perhaps made a bit more sense. Then again, I’m not really writing about smiling, that just happens to be the name of the song I attached below the credits. I’m not posting the lyrics this time, because they don’t fully speak for me like they often do. My mind is pretty scattered today, actually. I went to the doctor yesterday and I was prescribed two more meds to take along with the others. One of them is a muscle relaxer and I swear I feel down right loopy. So, I’m just leave you with this…hold your head up no matter what’s going on and if you’re too weak to hold your head up, lean on a friend, because there’s a reason to smile waiting around the corner. And if this all sounds like nonsense, then I blame the meds. 😉

pure
We’re trying so hard to get it all right
But only feel lonely at the end of the night
I wanna be somewhere away from this place
Yeah, somewhere just a little closer to grace

wearing:
hair: [RA] Romy Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair –  Rayna (*new* @ C88)

[Avenge] Pearls earrings (*new* @ TCF)
Nov-Argentina Choker Diamond
[Z O O M] Deep Diamond Glasses
BUENO-Vixen Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Poison set (*new* @ ebento)

Posted in Bueno, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Narcisse, pr!tty, Second Life, shoes, shopping

My Hands Are Tied

Being a blogger, myself, I know how devastating and frustrating it can be when a blog post gets rejected. I don’t always agree with the reason, but regardless I respect the decision of the creator and their blog manager. I immediately set out to correct my mistake. Perhaps that’s because I prefer to maintain a certain integrity with my work, but I also know that they have the final say in the matter. Arguing with my blog managers will get me absolutely nowhere.
As a blog manager for four stores, my hands are often tied when it comes to rejecting posts. If the item for that store is not being showcased properly, I simply can’t accept it. Trust me when I say I absolutely hate rejecting posts, because I know how hard we all work on our blog photos and sometimes we’re quite proud of how they turned out. However, if I do reject a post, there’s nothing worse than that blogger coming at me to tell me how to do my job or running to the designer to complain about me. I have never rejected a post for personal reasons…EVER. Nor is it ever my intent to hurt a blogger’s feelings. I’d say that most bloggers understand and are usually apologetic. Like me, they rush off to correct the issue straight away.
*sighs* Every once in a while though, I have bloggers get far too defensive and thus begins their attack. I’ve had bloggers threaten to quit if I’m not fired. That NEVER works, but it does amuse me….especially when none of them have ever quit like they threatened to. I recently had a blogger IM me inworld just to tell me that I was an idiot and there was absolutely nothing wrong with their post and they would NOT be doing it over. Sadly, that just means she’s going to lose her spot as a blogger in time. I know none of us are perfect and that’s why I try my hardest to be gentle when explaining why I have to reject a post.
Something for bloggers to remember when they argue with their blog managers or creators is that we often know other designers and blog managers. We talk. We share horror stories. So whenever a blogger makes a scene with a creator or a blog manager, word gets around and it becomes increasingly harder for that blogger to be taken on by other stores. So, to my fellow bloggers I say, “Don’t take it so personally.” We obviously liked you enough to bring you on as a blogger. The fact that one or two posts weren’t up to par, doesn’t mean we don’t like you. It doesn’t mean that we doubt your talents or abilities, it simply means that we need something that wasn’t done with that particular post. Please, don’t shoot the messenger, attack blog managers/designers, simply fix the issue and resubmit. Take responsibility for your mistake and learn from it.  If you honestly do not have time to fix the issue, then you’ve probably got too much on your plate and should cut back.

my hands are tied

wearing:
hair: pr!tty – Dawn – {Short} – [Special Pack] SUPER RARE (*new* @ TCF)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Mindy
Narcisse– Insouciant Collar (*new* @ Black Fair)
Narcisse– Chanty 2in1 Ruffle Bodysuit (*new* @ FaMESHed)
BUENO-Athens Heels (*new* @ Shoetopia)

pose: FOXCITY. Spot On Bento Pose Set (*new* @ EQUAL10)
BUENO-Dreaming Bed- RARE

Posted in Cosmopolitan, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Kustom9, Phoenix, REWIND, Scandalize, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Furry Knees

How differently would you behave if you knew your every single moved was being observed? I’m talking about every move…every breath…every sneeze…even your trips to the bathroom….your shower…your private time…when you sleep. I just finished watching The Circle with Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. The entire concept of privacy and social media is explored in a really interesting way. It got me thinking…about the smallest of things…like whether or not my feet look dry. Would I tell say that pants are overrated and keep them off as I move freely about my own home? Imagine absolutely no privacy ever. Not that someone IS always watching, but they could be and you’ve no way of knowing unless you’re interacting on social media. Just thinking about this made me push my hair behind my eyes and cross my bare legs under my desk.
Of course, the squirrels distracted me and I quickly forgot that I was acting as if…I think there’s probably a few things I’d do different, I’m sure, but I think we’d probably just get a lot more real with one another. No, I didn’t shave my legs today…yesterday either. I know! *giggles* Of course, I will now, cuz everyone is gonna ask and we all know that Tracy Redangel is the one with the furry knees.

Duh
wearing:
hair: :::Phoenix::: Brittany Hair (*new* @ Mainstore)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Karina – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Asia (*new* @ Kustom9)
Kibitz – Duh necklace – silver (*new* @ REWIND)
Scandalize.Ashley-TOP. (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
Scandalize.Ashley-SKIRT. (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
Scandalize. Ashley.Heels.  (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

pose: FOXCITY. Sass Bento Pose Set (*new* @ Limit8)
FOXCITY. Lipstick Lounge – Azure (*new* @ Hidden TCF)

Posted in CandyDoll, Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Lybra, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Just Imagine

“Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.” ~  Don Miguel Ruiz

ethereal

wearing:
hair: Wasabi // Arden Mesh Hair – Style 2 (*new* @ TCF)
head: CATWA HEAD Uma
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ  “Merrylu” Mixedtype
*LODE* Head Accessory – Juliet [cotton]  (*new* @ TCF)
LYBRA . ALEX (*new* @ FaMESHed)
_CandyDoll_ Luiza Heels

pose created using AnyPose

Posted in Cosmopolitan, Events, Fashion, N21, pr!tty, Scandalize, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Eavesdropping

“There’s nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.” – Thornton Wilder

the weight of secrets
While listening at the door, she couldn’t believe what she heard!

wearing:
hair:  pr!tty – Mary  (*new* @ TCF)
head: CATWA HEAD Lilly
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Scandalize. Akima (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
erratic / eva – knee socks plain
[VALE KOER] GUMBALL BOOTS (*new* @ N21)

pose: Foxcity Steamy Set
[ isuka ] back alley blue backdrop

Posted in Events, Fashion, Phedora, pr!tty, Scandalize, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Sleepless Nights

Like so many people, I suffer from far too many sleepless nights. I was talking to my lovely friend, Deva, one morning. That often seems to be the start of our conversations, “How are you?” “I’m tired af!” *laughs* Neither of us sleep well and our friend, Troy, on the other hand can simply close his damn eyes and decide to go to sleep. Its a good thing we love him so damn much or we’d truly hate him for that gift alone. Though, to be fair, Troy is so kind hearted, he would gladly share his ability to sleep with us both if he could. (Okay, that sounded wrong, but funny. So, I’m leaving it.) I sure wish he could bottle that ability and send me some. People wonder why I’m so crazy and all over the place with my creativity. I tell you now, its lack of sleep and a brain that goes ninety to nothing all the freaking time. So, whether its a lack of inspiration or too much, I’m going to blame it on my sleepless nights.

break time

wearing:
hair:  pr!tty – Girim – :Short: – [Bang A] (*new* @ TCF)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Scandalize. Stacy. (*new* @ Sad November)
Phedora ~ Claudia heels ~ 28 c (*new* @ REWIND)

pose: Foxcity Bad Kitty Set
[ isuka ] izakaya backdrop

Posted in Cosmopolitan, Death Row Designs, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Jian, RunAway Hair, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL, unKindness

Oh Deer

When I was putting this scene together, I couldn’t help but get lost as I was thrown down memory lane. Earlier this year, I lost my aunt. I shouldn’t say I lost her, because to be honest, I didn’t really like her. My mom lost her sister. My mom was and still is quite heartbroken. While I didn’t like my aunt very much, there were things I liked about her. I loved visiting her for a few days at a time, because she lived on a mountain in the hills of West Virginia. I know, I know, but seriously, its a beautiful state, especially in the fall when the leaves are so vibrant. I loved being so enveloped in mother nature. There were deer that would come into her yard every night as the sun was going down and you never knew when you’d see a bear lurking about looking for apples. My aunt was especially gullible and I even had her hunting ghost orbs in the Catholic cemetery at the bottom of the mountain once. *laughs* Her home was rustic and so far removed from modern society to include dial up internet as it was all she could get where she lived.
I didn’t agree with her views on life, religion, or politics. I didn’t think she was a very nice person, but there we managed to share some funny moments. Like the time we mouthed words to each other and made my mother think she was going deaf. She fought hard the last few years of her life and finally couldn’t fight anymore. I understood that and I admired her decision to tell her family she was done fighting. To say goodbye and let her go. I know that took a lot of courage for her, considering how close she was to her children and how much she loved her husband. I dedicate this post to her, even though she has never approved of me, my lifestyle, my beliefs, etc. *laughs*

oh deer

wearing:
hair:  [RA] Rachel Hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Scandalize. Megan (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Sour Times (*new* @ Darkness Monthly)

scene:
llorisen // simeon lodge (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Trompe Loeil – Keithia Bed Dark  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
+Half-Deer+ Favorite Sweater Clutter – ALL – Draped Over
DRD gg rug brown
*Shabby* Boho Vintage Chest
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Sep 15 – Greenwich Telephone
dust bunny . bunny alarm clock . brown
23- 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Lamp
uK – Simply Said Karma RARE (*new* @ Gacha Gardens)
dust bunny . spotted begonia
BALACLAVA!! Books [horizontal A]
!! Follow US !! Safety dog with pants
Apt B // Hello Billy – Hatboxes
!gO! SteamTeddy +Mad+
[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems – Dress Form
Kalopsia – Curtaina – Chevron Beige
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 2
Fancy Decor: Hasting Bench (white) (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Open Book (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Rain Boots (*new* @ Uber)
Second Spaces – snow day books – messy stack
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 3
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 1
[Black Bantam] Puppies At Play (*new* @ Chapter Four)
DRD – Series 01 – Floor Lamp – Light2.
*MSS* Garden Party Hanging Wicker Ball Natural

outside:
JIAN Fallow Deer Buck & Doe (*new* @ FaMESHed)
LB_Conifer.v2{Seasons}

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

Join Me

So for a whole week, Josh and I broke up. His RL was getting in our way, but somehow we could not stay away from each other. So, we’re officially back together with some new boundaries in place and I’m pretty sure we both cried last night as I proposed this time, by simply saying, “Come home, please. I need you.” With that said, our first official picture back together…lol…sorta…me asking him to join me in bed as we tucked in for the night. ♥

join me

wearing:
hair: Stealthic – Sensual
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
-SU!- Piercing Set 04 (*new* @ Chapter Four)
-Narcisse- Edith Pearl Choker & Bracelets
-Narcisse- Anais Chemise (*new* @ TLC)

pose from . Infiniti . – Sweet – 8 Pose Pack

scene:
shadow of a man provided by Josh♥
Stockholm&Lima:Traveler’s Reprieve Bed (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Stockholm&Lima:Traveler’s Reprieve Table (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Second Life, shopping, {le fil casse}

Chillaxin

So, the RL is home all week. No, he’s not sick. He’s a gamer and he took the week off for some Destiny game and just in time for that he got the new PS4 Pro! The man is locked in his room yelling and cursing…all week. Me? Oh I’m chillaxin, cuz I don’t have to cook regular meals. The man is living off gamer foods and loving it. Its like a week long SuperBowl at my house. Hot wings, pigs in a blanket, pizza rolls, pizza, sandwiches…and yes, I do make him sandwiches…damn good ones, too!
Irma has made her way up to North Alabama. Of course, its not a hurricane anymore, but we’re getting sooo much rain that my patio is a little lake. Taking the dog out is fun…NOT! So, I’m going to be doing a blogothon week so prepare youself for lots of pictures and songs…hahaha. Alright, so that’s what’s going on with me this week. I’m burning sage and sending lots of love & healing light to all of those affected by Hurrican Irma, because last night I saw that 3.6 Floridians are without power. I went through a week of no power back in 2011 and that it and of itself is hard, not to mention all the damage done by Mother Nature.

lean back

wearing:
hair:  /Wasabi Pills/ Sage Mesh Hair – Style 2  (*new* @ Chapter Four)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
{le fil casse} Lysette Romper (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. Stairs (Sitting) Bento Pose Set
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – A Fool’s Paradise