‘Cause I’m my own soulmate (Yeah, yeah) I know how to love me (Love me) I know that I’m always gonna hold me down Yeah, I’m my own soulmate (Yeah, yeah) No, I’m never lonely (Lonely) I know I’m a queen but I don’t need no crown Look up in the mirror like damn she the one One, one, one, one, one, one (The one) Like damn she the one One, one, one (The one) That bitch in the mirror like yeah, I’m in love Love, love, love, love, love, love (In love) Like yeah, I’m in love Love, love, love (In love) Look up in the mirror like damn she the one And she never tell me to exercise We always get extra fries And you know the sex is fire And I gotta testify I get flowers every Sunday I’mma marry me one day True love ain’t something you can buy yourself True love finally happens when you by yourself So if you by yourself, then go and buy yourself Another round from the bottle on the higher shelf
**special thanks to my wifey, Ghoulie Waffles, for introducing me to this song**
‘Course you love me, you don’t know me But I got news for you, I came broken Ego issues, my head is swollen I got a million chips on my shoulder But if you stay despite all I showed you Then maybe you don’t need freedom, freedom I guess I take it, heartbreaker A title, I can’t shake it, can’t fake it I guess I take it, heartbreaker A title, I can’t shake it, can’t fake it (yeah-yeah-yeah) Baby, I’d rather be hard to love Than easy to leave, you should believe me I’ll make you need me (whoo) I’d rather be hard to love Than easy to leave, you should believe me I’ll make you need me Go deep, baby, go deep I love it when your roots go deep so I know you won’t leave Go deep, baby, go deep I love it when your roots go deep so I know you won’t leave Go deep, baby I like being ugly, that way if they love me I know that they love me for real (whoo) I like being ugly, that way if they love me I know that they love me for real (Listen) I like being ugly, that way if they love me I know that they love me for real (woah-woah) I like being ugly, that way if they love me I know that they love me for real
In November of last year, Atelier Burgundy & Pitaya teamed up to create a bookstore gacha for Anthem. Fortunately for me, there was a fatpack option. Without any hesitation or even too close of a look, I snatched it up and sat on it for months. I knew a time would come that I would finally create a used bookstore. Well, here comes Anthem with a boho themed round for April and lucky little me, had access to Bueno’s set, as well as THOR’s. Now, get this…InsurreKtion recently invited me to join their blogging team as a VIP and there it was, sitting so pretty in Blogotex! A boho deco set!!! I knew this was it! I quickly rezzed all the things….the bookstore fatpack and all three of my boho sets. But wait, there’s more magic…Mikel Monk, the creator behind the Bueno brand, had named his couch, Kerouac!! Now, I realize there are tons of readers out there that have their own connection to Jack Kerouac, but for a while in college, I was absolutely obsessed. I even had a cat named, Jack Kerouac! I mean, clearly this was a sign, right?
I did my best to list everything in the credits, but as you can see from the photo, I used a ton of items to create my used bookstore. I was picturing one of those really cozy used book stores, that brings in a few treats first thing in the morning with a couple of canisters of coffee, but once those things are gone, that’s it for the day. They sell a variety of collectibles, new and used books, and encourage their customers to hang out.
I typed book and books into my inventory search and just started rezzing out everything. I didn’t bother trying to list every single collection, stack, and row of books, because that would have taken me all day. Let’s face it, I’d rather be reading! I did grab the names of some things, but if you really want to know a specific item in the photo, just let me know. I don’t think I’ll be tearing down this scene anytime soon. ☺
I was hanging out with some of my favorite people last night and one of them made a comment about “lazy homeless” people. I quickly jumped on the defensive. As I have been homeless on a number of occasions in my 20s and there was nothing lazy about my situation. Of course, I encountered loads of other homeless people during those times. I had to explain that while there are some people that simply don’t want to be responsible members of society. However, the bulk of the homeless people I encountered were anything but lazy. As being homeless is not an easy way to live. People that live in shelters must abide by an excess of rules put in place to keep things as orderly as possible. There are curfews and requirements one must continuously make to continue their stay and many shelters have limitations on how long people can reside there. I don’t have specific numbers, but I’d dare say that the majority of homeless people have not chosen that lifestyle as their preferred method of existence. Plus there are far more living without shelter. That is NOT an easy way to live. Its beyond dangerous. Once a person is homeless, it is safe to say that getting back on your feet is ridiculously hard. As I pointed out to my friend, what is the first thing you do the morning of a job interview? Shower, right? If you have no home, you have no shower and probably don’t have much in the way of a clean nice outfit to wear. Anyway, the point is, don’t be so quick to judge people in situations you can’t begin to understand. Turns out that one of the other people there had also experienced homelessness and was glad that I spoke up. Meanwhile, our uninformed friend was enlightened and apologized. I didn’t find the apology necessary, but it was appreciated. I was especially glad that we were all able to have such a beautiful conversation about life without hate or disgust. I won’t name them, because too many private matters were discussed and only my part of the story is mine to tell. I suspect they might read this and because they might I want to give them to know something. I love you and I’m so grateful for your friendship. I look forward to getting to know you even better in the years to come. ♥
Clearly that has nothing to do with the photo. So, I’d like to add that if you have not gotten the Spring Decocrate, this set from Serenity Style is worth getting it, just for this set. Even if you didn’t pre order it, its worth the price. Go grab yours. I have to pay full price, too, cuz I forgot to pre order…lol. You’ll also notice I’m wearing the new Lost Girl dress from Vinyl. This is the first dress Vinyl has released in ages and its so cute! AND it goes perfectly with these new wedges that Breathe released at the Arcade! So get out your wallets, its time to go shopping!!
hair: DOUX – Lucy hairstyle @ LEVEL head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 2.5 body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3) skin: PUMEC — SARAH @ Kustom9 tattoo: *Bolson / Tattoo – Antheia @ Anthem
..::THOR::.. Think Green Gacha Set @ Arcade -..::THOR::.. Hanging Crate -..::THOR::.. Organic Hanging Tote -..::THOR::.. Vintage Table Fan – Mint -..::THOR::.. Greenhouse Stool – Cream -..::THOR::.. Owl & Books -..::THOR::.. Vintage Watering Can – Mint
Apple Fall Blanket Curio Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 7 Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 8 Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 10 West Village Sculpted Turtle – Verdigris
I heard from a friend of a friend That you’ve been checking back in ‘Cause I said goodbye, moved overnight And you haven’t heard much since then Wondering how I’m doing now It’s none of your business first of all Wondering how I’m doing now But if you’ve got to know, well sure Well sure You think I’d be lost Think I’d be lost without you, lost Is it hard knowing you’re wrong See I got lots without you Lots without you
hair: Tableau Vivant \ Water lily – Dropping @ Arcade head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 2.5 body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3) skin: PUMEC — SARAH @ Kustom9 tattoo: *Bolson / Tattoo – Antheia @ Anthem
I couldn’t sleep last night You were chasing the birds ’till the beast caught your eye I couldn’t sleep last night How you look like an angel It’s burnt in my mind I can’t feel anything the morning after you I can’t tell anyone the morning after you And I hope you sleep with a merry gold I hope you win it this time And I pray you don’t fear the animals I’ll save you, I promise this time
hair: TRUTH Calamity head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 2.5 body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3) skin: PUMEC – Lillian
The moment I saw this sweater, I had to message Annie, “I’m just going to pretend this sweater is named after me!” Annie quickly assured me that it was indeed named after me. I’m honored to have such a beautiful piece named after me. I love how the lines kinda shift around the boobs, like its stretching. It is perfect….the shading, the wrinkles….how the sleeves come down over the wrists as if I’ve been pulling at them and no pokes on the shoulders from being on a hanger in my closet instead of folded on a shelf. *laughs* Seriously, this is one of the most realistic sweaters I’ve seen in SL, like this sweater has been worn….I pushed up the sleeves to do dishes, then I tugged them down over my hands when I took the dog out. For me, this sweater tells a story, To top off the sweater, Katya named a pose set after me! It’s a perfect set of poses for blogging, too. So, I’ll be using them all eventually. For now, I’m just using one of them to pose pretty in front of this scene composed mostly from two of THOR’s lastest gacha sets. I’m not going to pretend that I’m not excited over having such awesome creations named after me. It’s an honor anytime a designer names something after you and I am genuinely chuffed. (Can’t tell I have British friends, can you?)
hair: DOUX – Sixty Nine hairstyle @ Level head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5 body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3) skin: — PUMEC – JADWIGA – LELUTKA x BOM
So this is the same outfit I wore in my previous post, It’s Tannenbaum Time, but I changed the colors to a less festive theme. *laughs* Y’all know I couldn’t get out of that green & red fast enough, right? This is why fatpack is my favorite color! I’ll keep this one short & sweet…its going to be a long week! There’s going to be a lot of sales out there this week in both worlds, so please stay safe and Happy Shopping♥
I recently wrote about cutting back on decor blogging and I’ve made the decision to make that official. I can’t say that I will never do another decor post, but honestly, its more likely that I will use decor to create a scene for a fashion post. I’ll always credit any decor in my posts, because I’ve been the one looking at other blogs trying to figure out where they got something in the background.
All the collections presented in this post are incredible gacha collections. What I like about all four of these collections is that you can use any of the pieces to enhance decor. So, its not all about getting that rare, ya know? And if you’re anything like me and love love love boho styles, all of these collections work perfectly with boho themes. I hope I did these designers justice with my final official decor post. It’s a bittersweet moment, but its the right thing for me to do.
..::THOR::.. Amalfi Gacha Set @ Kustom9
..::THOR::.. Drink Props
..::THOR::.. Italian Clay Pot Capped
..::THOR::.. Italian Clay Pot L
..::THOR::.. Lemonade Drink – rez
..::THOR::.. Lemonade Prep Board – RARE
..::THOR::.. Log Planter
..::THOR::.. Scatered Lemons
..::THOR::.. Scattered Lemons & Foliage
..::THOR::.. Tin Cup Candle
..::THOR::.. Wooden Utensils
“Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder.”
― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe