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 CandyDoll, Catwa, Events, Fashion, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Maitreya, Phoenix, Second Life, shopping

Your Heart is as Black as Night

“Your eyes may be whole
But the story I’m told
Is that your heart is as black as night
Your lips may be sweet
Such that I can’t compete
But your heart is as black as night
I don’t know why you came along
At such a perfect time
But if I let you hang around
I’m bound to lose my mind
‘Cause your hands may be strong
But the feeling’s all wrong
Your heart is as black a night
Your heart is as black
Oh, your heart is as black as night
Ah-ah ooo”

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wearing:
hair:  :::Phoenix::: Cherry Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia
_CandyDoll_ Nikki Lingerie @ Kinky

pose: GingerFish Pose Sea Jewel @ Flourish

Trompe Loeil – Roanna Bed Velvet
08. Lagom – PinkKink [PlugShelf]
11. Lagom – PinkKink [Rope]
12. Lagom – PinkKink [Paddle]

Posted in Catwa, Fashion, Maitreya, Mina Hair, Second Life, Uber SL

O’ Sailor

“Everything good, I deem too good to be true
Everything else is just a bore
Everything I have to look forward to
Has a pretty painful and very imposing before
O’ Sailor, why’d you do it
What’d you do that for
Saying there’s nothing to it
And then letting it go by the boards”

pin up vinyl

wearing:
hair: MINA – Giulia
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
^^Swallow^^ Crusties Ears 2.0
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

VINYL – Perri Bustier @ Uber
VINYL – Vives Shorts @ Uber

pose: Diversion – Beachin’ Poses
Trompe Loeil – Bowline Beach Treehouse @ Uber

Posted in Catwa, Cynful, Events, FaMESHed, Foxcity, Lybra, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Headache

This has been a really long week. So much has happened, both good and bad things have occurred. Regardless, it has been a stressful week. Yesterday was so intense I ended up with a pretty severe headache, that actually occurred as a result of forgetting to eat. It’s funny how we get a headache from not eating. As soon as I had a bowl of cereal it went away. Now the weekend is here and while that also delivers a fair balance of good and bad, I’m going to make the best of it, so that next week things run much smoother.

headache

wearing:
hair:  DOUX – Shantie hairstyle
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Myra”
tattoo: [White~Widow] Soorma (*new* @ Dubai Event)

Cae :: Girona :: Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[Cynful] Rendezvous Bracelets
: CULT : His Princess Rings/Silver (*new* @ Kinky)
LYBRA . XL STILETTO NAILS
LYBRA . MILLY SET
_CandyDoll_ Ayaka Boots

pose: FOXCITY. Beach Bunny Bento Set
Trompe Loeil – Oakley Pallet Bed Natural

Posted in Apple Fall, Culprit, Events, FaMESHed, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Dreams of Time

“Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of time.”  H. P. Lovecraft

Dreams of Time

scene:
Scarlet Creative Oceania Beach House

Culprit Mojave Set  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
_Culprit Mojave Bed
_Culprit Mojave Bedside Table
_Culprit Mojave Lamp
_Culprit Mojave Trunk
_Culprit Mojave Succulent
_Culprit Tasty Macarons
_Culprit Hot Chocolate B&W
_Culprit Hot Chocolate Willow

Apple Fall Althea Rug – Antique Light

RSD Pouf PG

Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print1. (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print2. (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Granola. Carmella Bird Of Paradise. (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Sheppard Hanging Plant CHEZ MOI
Sheppard Hanging Plant CHEZ MOI 1

Kalopsia – Lily’s Hanging flowers

-ATTIC- Hanging Sack Couch Plain

hive // macrame hanging plant . stone

Trompe Loeil – Geonna Hanging Lantern

Dutchie cafe table with tulips (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Dutchie backgammon decor (*new* @ FaMESHed)

(fd) Cat – 03 Sitting Lazy
(fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled
(fd) Cat – 11 Sitting
(fd) Cat – 05 Curled On Back
(fd) Cat – 13 Standing Up

Posted in Bad Unicorn, breathe, Catwa, Collabor88, Cynful, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Narcisse, Phoenix, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing

Amy Lee cover of Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing

You ever love someone so much you thought your little heart was gonna break in two?
I didn’t think so.
You ever tried with all your heart and soul to get you lover back to you?
I wanna hope so.
You ever pray with all your heart and soul just to watch him walk away?
Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.
Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.
Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.
I feel like crying, feel like crying!
You ever toss and turn your lying awake and thinking about the one you love?
I don’t think so.
You ever close your eyes your making believe your holding the one your dreaming of?
Well if you say so.
I hurts so bad when you finally know just how low, low, low, low, low, he’ll go.
Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.
Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.
Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.
And I feel like crying, I feel like crying!
Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.
Baby did a bad bad thing, baby did a bad bad thing.
Baby did a bad bad thing.
And I feel like crying, I feel like crying!

Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing

wearing:
hair:  :::Phoenix::: Maisie Hair (*new*)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [Glam Affair] Raquel Applier [ Catwa ] 007 (*new* @ C88)

Dahlia – Blair – Sunglasses
Narcisse– Insouciant Collar
[Cynful] Coax Bellychain
[Cynful] Loquita’s Sequin Bikini (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[BREATHE]-Saori Heels (*new* @ C88)

pose: FOXCITY. Beach Bunny Bento Set

scene:
Trompe Loeil – Corazon Patio Bar (*new* @ FaMESHed)
tres blah– Eclectic Collection – Charmed Books
REIGN.- SLUSHIE POUCH (*new* @ C88)
[Bad Unicorn] Coke Tray ‘Sheen Set’ (*new*)
[Bad Unicorn] Rolled Bill ‘Sheen Set’ (*new*)

Posted in Catwa, Cynful, Eudora3D, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, N21, RunAway Hair, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

2am

“Two in the morning, I can’t control it
Lost in the moment, I just can’t get no sleep, eh
Two in the morning, everything’s frozen
I keep on falling and I just can’t get no sleep”
~Astrid, 2am

2am

wearing:
hair: [RA] Cinderella Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
ears: .:[PUMEC] :. – / Mesh Ears\ – 4 -POINT INDUSTRIAL
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Willow – Jamaica (*new* @ Uber)

OSMIA – Nostalgia.Gacha.Earrings
[Atomic] Dysfunctional Collar (*new* @ Crystal Heart)
EarthStones Flaunt Nipple Piercings (*new* @ RLD)
(Yummy) Curator Rings Set (*new* @ N21)
[Cynful] Stripper Body Dust

[Aleutia] Arina (*new* @ RLD)
#EMPIRE – Arcade Dec ’16 – Panties
Eudora3D Berlin Heels (*new* @ Kinky)

pose: FOXCITY. Show Time Bento Pose Set

Trompe Loeil – Corazon Patio Bar + Props (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Posted in Aphorism, Bad Unicorn, Catwa, crate, Eudora3D, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Home Decor, Lamb, Landscaping, Pose Fair, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shoes, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative, Uber SL, unKindness

Grow or Wilt

People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. ~Plato

I love this quote, because there’s so much truth to it. What we tend to forget is that we have a lot more control over our personal growth than we give ourselves credit for. We latch onto people, convincing ourselves that we are being loyal. We let people make us sick, we let them wilt us and drain us of our very life force, by trying to please them, avoid confrontations. We don’t want to hurt them. When so often, there’s nothing we’ve done to the other person to justify their actions or attitude. More often than not, it really has nothing at all to do with us. However, we continue to stand by them…allowing them to cast their issues upon us as if we were to blame. And so, the cycle begins. We bow down, we apologize, we plead with them. Then when we’re alone and thinking it over, we’re left confused. What did we actually do wrong? Probably nothing, really.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that when two friends have a disagreement that we should never accept responsibility. I’m talking about toxic people that blame everyone else for their problems. The ones that like to test their friends and point fingers based on paranoia and insecurities. You know, the ones that you really don’t want to spend a lot of time with, because you don’t know what to expect? *shrugs* I’m mostly just thinking in text…stream of consciousness. Rambling, because I hate cutting people from my life. Especially people I love so dearly, but we can only allow so much pain from a “friend” before we have to cut them loose. I have to decide whether I want to grow or wilt.

Where Things Grow

wearing:
hair:   Lamb. Honey (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Willow – Jamaica (*new* @ Uber)

!APHORISM! Joonie Top (*new* @ FaMESHed)
!APHORISM! Joonie Maxi Skirt (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Eudora3D LastSummer Clogs (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

pose: Fashiowl Poses – Here comes the sun (*new* @ Pose Fair)

scene:
[Bad Unicorn] Allora House (*new* @ Uber)
crate Hardwood Smoker Black
07. LAGOM – Hawaiian Party [Pineapple string] (*new* @ TLC)
19. LAGOM – Hawaiian Party [Balloons Yellow] RARE (*new* @ TLC)
Trompe Loeil – Corazon Palm Chair Natural PG
InVerse – MRockPath
uK – Malibu Entry Console Table Wood (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Malibu Entry Succulent Platter (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Malibu Entry Basket Stack (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Malibu Entry Waves Rug (*new* @ FaMESHed)
crate Krusty Kitchen Shelf Full Set
Granola. Carmella Bird Of Paradise.  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Granola. June’s Pool Lounger.

Posted in Bad Unicorn, Events, Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life, shopping

Little Boxes

I love this new build by Bad Unicorn so much, that I made it my home in SL. I wanted something that could sit on the water and look different. So, I slapped some ivy on the exterior walls. I honestly don’t have a lot to say, except that I love when creators make something that seems so simple, yet feels like a piece of art at the same time. It might look like a box to some, but to me its a canvas and I love it so much. I challenge you all to grab this build and show how you can make it different.

more than a box

scene:
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights
Trompe Loeil – Caparra Wall Ivy
[Bad Unicorn] Eden Building (*new* @ Illuminate)
Botanical – Decorative Light Set
HPMD* dust floating on the water
Heart – Ancient Stone Pathway
:CP: Malibu Garden Summer House

Posted in Catwa, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL, {le fil casse}

Shut Your Mouth

This is one of those times that the lyrics can say so much more than I can.

Garbage – Shut Your Mouth

Welcome
We love you
We hate you
We love you
We want you
We need you
We wish we were like you
They say you’re a saint
You’re a whore
You’re a sinner
That he had you
He made you
He can’t live without you
Would you confess if we asked
That you nurture the urge
To declare that it’s time
To settle down
With a man of your own
You want a baby
A family
A piece of security

Shut your mouth
Try not to panic
Just shut your mouth
If you can do it
Shut your mouth
Try not to panic
Just shut your mouth
If you can do it
Just shut your mouth

What’s your opinion of the dire situation
In our land here
Our guest here
Of course you’ll be nice here
How do you feel about God and religion
Are you good people
Bad people
Guess it doesn’t matter people
Your place
My place
Make her bring that famous face
You got some
You want some
You wanna let me get you some
We know your music but of course we’d never buy it
It’s too fake man
Right man!
(We don’t give a fucking damn)

Shut your mouth
Try not to panic
Just shut your mouth
If you can do it
Shut your mouth
Try not to panic
Just shut your mouth
If you can do it

I hear you say it
Play it smart girl
Win the game love
Give’em what they want
What they want to see and you could be a big star
You could go far
Make a landmark
What have you been reading you smart girl?
Win the game love
Give’em what they want
What they want to see and you could be a big star
You could go far
Make a landmark
Make a shitload

And the world spins by
With everybody moaning
Pissing, bitching and everyone is shitting
On their friends
On their love
On their oaths
On their honor
On their graves
On their mouths
And their words say nothing

Shut your mouth
Try not to panic
Just shut your mouth
If you can do it
Shut your mouth
Try not to panic
Just shut your mouth
If you can do it
Just shut your mouth

I wanted to say something
Oh shut your mouth
I wanted to say something
Just shut your mouth
I wanted to say something
Oh shut your mouth
I wanted to be something
Just shut your mouth

Shut Your Mouth

wearing:
hair:  MINA – Nora (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair –  Catwa Applier – Clara – America 02
*COCO*_WrapChoker
{le fil casse} Shauna Halter Top (*new* @ Uber)
{le fil casse} Shauna Skirt (*new* @ Uber)

FOXCITY. Spotlight Bento Set

Trompe Loeil – Ceres Decorative Shack