Turn the volume down

Just enough time to get this posted, but wishing you all a great Wednesday. I’m home tomorrow again so things should be back to normal, at least for a while.

*Skin: Miluna Tone 02 Skin Applier – Lelutka by *YS&YS* @ The Chapter Four
*Circle Jewerly Set {Onix-Chocker & Onix-Watch} by Baiastice @ The Liaison Collaborative 
*Square Nails – Medium *Maitreya* by Empire *New Release*
*Colbie Skinny Dress – Maitreya by Vinyl @ The Liaison Collaborative 
*Shoes: Scorpio “Fatpack” for Maitreya High Feet by N-Core @ Black Fair
Hair: Cheri by Truth @ Uber

Blossom’s Corner by Kalopsia @ Collabor88
Kalopsia – Blossom’s Armchair
Kalopsia – Blossom’s Mister Vase
Kalopsia – Blossom’s Table
Kalopsia – Blossom’s Lady Vase

Wool Zag Rug by Dust Bunny

Hi-Fi Modular Music System by [ kunst ] @ Shiny Shabby
.01 [ kunst ] – Hi-Fi Modular System Rack Rare
.02 [ kunst ] – SPA 622 Amplifier Rare
.03 [ kunst ] – PR 212 Preamplifier
.04 [ kunst ] – SA 906 Spectrum Analyzer
.07 [ kunst ] – SW 212 Subwoofer
.09 [ kunst ] – FS 400 Floor speaker (R)

Pose: Poses squatting 1 by ::AW::  {slightly modded}

There is purpose in a season of waiting…


We were having another cold spell where temperatures dropped into the chilly 30 plus degrees last night and it made me sort of lazy to jump into Second Life even though it was my 6th Rez Day. Instead I snuggled under covers and read.  This meant I didn’t take any photos to blog and then when I attempted to log in today I found that they were doing maintenance so login was disabled for some.

In short, I finally made it in-world to put this scene together, process the photos and mark down credits, which I am leaving you to peruse as it’s close to dinner time.


*Hair: Isla Mesh Hair by Wasabi Pills @ FaMESHed
*Lya Slip Dress-Nude-Maitreya by Baiastice @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Morgan Leather Bracelet – Beyond by EarthStones @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Boots: Saponaria – Maitreya by EMPIRE @ The Chapter Four

*Tuscany Table & Chairs Set by Bixty @ The Liaison Collaborative
-Bixty Tuscany Table
-Bixty Tuscany Cheese Wine & Bread
-Bixty Tuscany Chair
*Exclusive Decor Items by StoraxTree @ Totally Top Shelf
-Twine Wrapped Candle Fd
-Dangling Pearls Wall Clock Aa
-Burlap Bow Forest Bg
-Burlap Bow Forest Ag
-Restored Antique Porter’s Chair A4
*Pendant Light – Triangle by {e}lusive Designs @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Shadowbox by Birch @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Carry Stool B_Grey by 7mad;Ravens @ Project Se7en
Mesh – Jacob Bookcase with books (2li version) – Beech by LISP
Cabaret- Princess Puss – Ginger by Birdy
Old Manufactory by Apple Fall

*Oak Wood {Seasons} by Little Branch @ The Men’s Department
*Wild Sassafras.v2 {4 Seasons} by  Little Branch @ FaMESHed
Sirokare-kusa-kawabe mesh-6m6m by Poche

Pose: Mona Lisa by Del May

Just ride the wave

Evo 007

Something a little different today. I am featuring poses by [evoLove], which are available now at the ongoing round of Genre. Gave me a good reason to get into a bikini too!

I do want to point out that this bikini that I am wearing is not made to fit the Maitreya body.  I had to make a body adjustment so that the fabric wasn’t hanging or going into my skin too much, though afterwards looked good enough to wear.

Evo 009

The head I am wearing is a new static head by Catwa, which is relatively inexpensive for $100 lindens.  It comes as is without any expressions and no updates will be made available. You will have to buy a skin applier for both the head and body, which will raise your cost eventually. I’m not making changes to my regular head, but thought it be useful for blogging.  I was fortunate to have a skin from some hunt and saved it just for this kind of purpose and I just worked with the skin sliders on the maitreya hud to get a close match.

*Surf Pack 1-4 by  [ evoLove ] @ Genre
Static Head Nicki by Catwa
Triumph Eyes by Ikon
Hair42 by [Iruco] **New**
3D Flowers Bikini-Poppy Red by Baiastice

Last Christmas

Last Xmas 005ps

As I was going through the poses on this chair, which are a few for activities and sleep I settled on this one as it sort of fit my contemplative mood.  Gazing at the beautiful tree I thought of how different my last Christmas is to this year.  I don’t bemoan material things as those have never been that important to me.  No, I grieve the loss of people that were in my life then who no longer are.

For some reason I think this could be my last Christmas in Second Life.  I don’t know what the future brings obviously, it’s just more or less a thought that funneled through my mind right now.  On January 8th, I will have been in Second Life for 5 years, which in my book is a pretty long time.

That day is also very significant.  It was the same date of January 8th two years ago, that I also met someone who came to be a very important part of my life.  I miss that period in my life, where everyday was more carefree and not as heavy.  I miss him too.  My Christmas wish for him is always that he find peace, happiness and joy.

I’m thankful for many things, but today I’m just thankful for even the cool weather that has me shivering from cold.

Hair – Argrace – Minato {past group gift}
Vest – Atomic – Faux Fur Vest
Top – Baiastice –  Stef Sweater-Chocolate
Pants – .:villena:. – Chinos in Creme
Boots – Reign – Moccasin Caramel
Watch – Real Evil Industries – ReVoX MTX Watch

*Winter Chair – Heart Homes/Aphrodite Shops @ Tres Chic
New Orleans Studio – [ba]
Reminiscence.Tree – LeLutka {group gift}
Rug w/ Fringes Green – Sway’s [Advent 2015]
Wood Santas – Sway’s [Advent 2015]
Pillows . Winter Hat –Sway’s [Advent 2015]
Photo Frame . Snowflakes – Sway’s [Advent 2015]

*YS&YS* for 21Shoe

YS 009

This round of 21Shoe is proving to have some fabulous sexy shoes.  I’m wearing one of the shoes that *YS&YS* has made for this round, called the Monaco Suede Ivory.  It’s a gorgeous heel that is made to be worn with SLink high feet, Maitreya Lara body or the Belleza Venus high feet.  I’m not showing the second pair as part of the two-for-one, but the shoe is the same in a glossy fuchsia color.  You can check it out on the 21Shoe website and also see the other amazing shoes that will be available on March 21st at the individual stores.  All landmarks to the stores can be found on the website as well.  Joining the in-world group is free right now, though come April 1st there will be a fee to join.

Hair – Catwa – Aimee
Top – Baiastice – Cleo Sweater Black
Jeans – Maitreya – Boyfriend Jeans Dark
*Shoes – *YS&YS* – Monaco Suede Ivory for 21Shoe ***March 21st***

Pipe Table – Floorplan
Shrubs Pink – Happy Mood
Grass – Fanatik Architecture {Group gift}
Tulip Plants – Artisan Fantasy

Pose: Window Sit Set by Izzie’s


Your flaws are perfect for the heart that is meant to love you.

“Between our laughs, long talks, stupid fights and jokes… I fell in love.”

Best GF 017

I don’t know about the rest of you, but this week so far has been down and out crazy. I feel pulled in every direction and the frustration level that I see in others and myself too is at an all-time high. It feels like all I’ve done since Monday is put out fires, and today I have a headache that won’t quit.  It’s no wonder we escape sometimes, even if our realities remain.

By now I’m sure you’ve seen these star of fame wall frames with different awards such as best friend, wife, hag, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, designer and a whole list of others found at the arcade. They are very cute frames and can create that fun atmosphere as they’re meant to, when proudly displayed or given as gifts to that person you’re honoring with that title of being the best of something.

I’m proudly showing off my fame as best girlfriend, and even though I gave it to myself it doesn’t lessen its impact. Darn right.  I earned this title; just ask my ex (spoken tongue-in-cheek).

Funny note aside I had a bit of a revelation the other week when I was watching the movie Jerry Maguire that aired in 1996. Jerry is played by actor Tom Cruise, which is about a sports agent that gets fired and then starts his own management firm with a sole client, Rod Tidwell, played by actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. There is a particular scene where a frustrated Jerry is telling Rod, who has a bit of an attitude, that he needs to go back to being the guy who first started playing the game, like when he was kid. The conversation doesn’t go well and an irritated Jerry leaves and as Rod watches him go he yells at him, “See, man, that’s the difference between us. You think we’re fighting, I think we’re finally talking!”

That particular scene was a bit of an eye opener as I thought back on previous encounters and made me reflect that I’m more like a Jerry and how this might have contributed to communication breakdowns.  It’s given me something to ponder on as I think of how quickly I can shut down when overwhelmed with high emotions.

My goodness.  Maybe I should send my ex the best boyfriend award.

Hair – Taketomi – Toyo Dark Brown
Eyelids – Slink – Mesh Eyelids
Necklace – Yummy – Raindrop Chain Necklace Gold
Bracelet – ASO! – National Flag Bracelet (Italia)
Top – Emery – Donna V-Neck Sweater Grey @ Collabor88
Jeans – Pixicat – Kiara Jeans {past 50L Friday}
Shoes – Baiastice – London Sneakers Canvas Sky @ The Arcade

Star of Fame/Best Girlfriend – [Commoner] @ The Arcade
Second Aid Donuts Yellow – BAMSE
Strandmon Couch Brown – Apt. B
Palmer Lodge – Trompe Loeil @ Collabor88

Train the mind to trust what it can’t see.


Speaking figuratively and literally.

Hair – Mina – Kaya @ Shiny Shabby
Blindfold – Silvery K – Blindfold Rigged Mesh Red @ Collabor88

Garden Tree 06 – Happy Mood
Shrub Pink – Happy Mood
Grass – Fanatik Architecture {Group Gift}
*A*NGR Gacha Train Rare – Alchemist @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Head Scarf – Bauhaus Movement – Anais Headscarf Red @ Collabor88 {Modified – scarf made 100% transparent}
Top – Baiastice – Cleo Sweater Carmine @ Collabor88
Skirt – Baiastice – Nayra Long Skirt Rouge @ Collabor88
Violin – Bauhaus Movement – Anais’s Violin @ Collabor88

Pose: Pose_L_11 by [Iruco] {Modified hands with Animare HUD}

Looks like the odds are stacked against me.

Odds stacked against me

I really enjoyed creating this scene and when I was done it reminded me a little of the cabin that my family rented several years ago in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to spend one of our Christmas holidays.   The long tall windows that gave way to the spectacular panoramic views to the Great Smoky Mountains.  The open floor plan that had leather and hide furniture just like these chairs and sofa from Scarlet Creative and a massive fireplace in the living room.

It makes me sigh and long for another vacation like that one where life seemed less complicated and much easier.  I probably wouldn’t select Christmas week as the time to go as trying to drive in the heart of town was pretty much bumper to bumper traffic.  That’s never fun.  Personally, part of the the whole beauty of renting a cabin in the mountains is being able to seclude yourselves without the need to go anywhere that wasn’t within walking distance.   It’s a home away from home. You have to be mindful of the wild animals that you could run into if you do take a walk… like black bears and foxes.  Plus you have to be comfortable driving up an incline, because that was probably the most tedious part of leaving and returning to the cabin.   The steep narrow road we had to travel on had all sorts of twists and turns and could be quite scary, especially if there was ice.

The Men’s Department was a bit different this time around with lots of fun stuff being gacha items like the beer bottle Christmas tree and the poker setup.  I did modify some of the poker items by unlinking them for placement.

All credits listed below.

Hair – Truth – Magdalena
Scarf – Baiastice – Emma Scarf Sand @ Collabor88
Sweater – Baiastice –  Stef Sweater Chocolate
Pants – Baiastice – Hill Trousers Chocolate
Shoes – Bens Boutique – Larissa High heels @ Marketplace Promo

Foundry Prefab – Scarlet Creative @ Shiny Shabby
Bottle Tree – Pils – Cheeky Pea @ The Men’s Department
Bottle Tree Star Ornament/Topper – Cheeky Pea @ The Men’s Department
Leather Lamp – Kalopsia @ The Men’s Department
Bistro Chairs Rare – Kalopsia @ The Men’s Department
Poker Table Rare – Kalopsia @ The Men’s Department
Handle of Whiskey – Kalopsia @ The Men’s Department
Painting (A Friend in Need) – Kalopsia @ The Men’s Department
Snowden Peaks – Wreath Red Flowers – Artisan Fantasy @ We ❤ Role-Play
Snowden Peaks – Wreath White Flowers – Artisan Fantasy @ We ❤ Role-Play
Old Rug – Kalopsia @ The Men’s Department
Snowden Peaks – Poinsettia Crate Red @ Artisan Fantasy @ We ❤ Role-Play
Snowden Peaks – Poinsettia Crate White @ Artisan Fantasy @ We ❤ Role-Play
White Wine Glass – Aphrodite {7 Sins White Wine}
Hat & Gun – Kalopsia @ The Men’s Department
Drink & Smoke – Kalopsia @ The Men’s Department
Poker Chips – Kalopsia @ The Men’s Department
Foundry Antler Chair – Scarlet Creative @ Shiny Shabby
Foundry Hide Sofa – Scarlet Creative @ Shiny Shabby
Foundry Desk – Scarlet Creative @ Shiny Shabby
Snowden Peaks Gift Boxes – Artisan Fantasy @ We ❤ Role-Play

My winter dream.


I was short on time this morning, and was only able to post on Flickr before having to rush off for a morning meeting.  I have about fifteen minutes before I have to rush off again to meet a friend for lunch.  I figured that in that time I can get this done.  This is my first snow scene in Second Life all the while it’s only relatively cool with weather in the mid sixties today here in my real world as I type this.  It’s a small cold front we’re having as our normal weather is usually high seventies or low eighties.

When I thought of doing something snowy with the Christmas feel I thought of Norman Rockwell scenes.  I have always loved his work of portraying American life through his paintings.   I have been in Florida most of my life with only small stints of living in other parts of the US like a year in California and another year in Washington state.  The latter being where I experienced snow probably for the first time that I can remember when I was like seven years old.  Outside of that I have seen snow only on a few other occasions like in upstate New York while on a business trip and a family vacation in the mountains of Tennessee.

This would be my ideal snow scene.

Skin – Lumae – Star ~ Tone 5 – Caramel {Lazy Sunday}
Hair – Mina – Selenia Dark Brown @ The Arcade
Coat – COCO – Duffle Coat (Cyan) @ The Arcade
Boots – Baiastice – Gill Stretch Boots Knit Jacquard Cian @ The Arcade
Hands – SLink – AvEnhance Hands

The Dreamers Cottage RARE – Dust Bunny @ The Arcade
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage Fire Wood @ The Arcade
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Mailbox @ The Arcade
Apple Fall – Tabletop Tree @ The Arcade
Enchanted Woods – Skye Studio
Remarkable Oblivion – Holiday Spirit – Lantern Plain @ The Arcade
Ispachi [Cherished Moments] Huskies @ The Arcade
Snow Drifts – Skye Studio
Velocipede [Limited Edition] – .Shi & Vibe

Be filled with wonder, be touched by peace.


Skin – YS & YS – Jenie o6
Eyes – {Song} Yuki~Gris
Headdress – The Secret Store – Winter Headdress – Charcoal RARE @ The Arcade
Hair – Argrace – Tsubasa
Hair – [KoKoLoReS] Oonagh @ We ❤ Role-Play
Necklace – [Tia] – Empress Necklace RARE {past Fantasy Gacha item}
Dress – !Damned – Seela Black @ The Fantasy Room
Gloves – Baiastice – Velvet Long Gloves Black

Pose: Notions by {NR}

Background from Monomania @ Marketplace {image altered with Photoshop}