Some birds are just not meant to be caged

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*”Fall in Love” Bedroom Bed – Heart Homes @ Tres Chic
*”Fall in Love” Bedroom Side Tables –  Heart Homes @ Tres Chic
*”Fall in Love” Bedroom -Rug – Heart Homes @ Tres Chic
*Princes Mirror Gray – In my Cloud @ The Fantasy Collective ***Opens @ Noon SLT***
Meredith Curtains – MudHoney
Breakfast – Croissant – Erratic {past gacha}
House Slippers-King – Erratic {past gacha}
Small Vase of Roses – Yellow – Tres Blah
Birdcage Candle.One – Junk
Pile of books – Zaara
Rocking Bird/Shorter & Taller – {vespertine}
Hatsuyume / Flower Branch(ground) Gold – {anc}
Hatsuyume / Flower Branch (stand) Gold – {anc}

Memories take us back, dreams take us forward

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It’s a lazy Sunday for sure in both worlds.  Kuro has made a batch of breakfast pancakes for us to enjoy and is available today for Lazy Sunday.  The delicious looking pancakes come on a stand with a land impact of one.  You can find them at the main store.

Today,  I am also featuring this rustic bench by unKindness, which is their participation to The Lexi Project.  If you’re not familiar already with unKindness, it is a relatively new home and furniture store on the grid.  I look forward to showing you more of their stuff in the near future.  The bench will be available in both PG and Adult version, with single and couple animations and adult animations in the adult version.

In the meantime let me share with you The Lexi Project.  The owner of AngelRed Couture was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Second Life residents have banned together to support her by collaborating on a fundraiser to raise funds to help her with some of her medical expenses.  There are about 350 brands supporting this project, from apparel, decor, poses, skin, hair and so much more with 100% of the proceeds going directly to this cause.

The event is scheduled to open its doors Sunday, July 26th at midnight SL time.  If you would like to know more or interested in how to donate, please visit the The Lexi Projec blog.  I’ve included some more links at the bottom of the credits.

As I read her post on her blog, it was heart wrenching and my thoughts and prayers were sent up immediately for her and her family.  If you’re able to, please help support this event.

The taxi to The Lexi Project. 

Hair – – Lyena
Top – Tee*fy – Basic Knot T-Shirt White
Shorts – Erratic – Briony Shorts Black

*Rustic Bench – Unkindness for The Lexi Project {July 26th – August 9th}
*Breakfast Pancakes – Kuro for Lazy Sunday
Green Grocers/Orange Juice – 8f8
Bluestar_140725 in Jug – Gumi’s Flower Shop
Rose Roses Bucket – Atelier Visconti
White Roses Bucket – Atelier Visconti
Petite Cabine – Scarlet Creative
Country Living Frame, Stars, Gardening Chair, Metal Table & Rug – Apt B @ Kustom9
Floral Memories Box – [tea.s]
*Hook Thorn {Dark} & Lombardy {Spring} – Little Branch @ Wayward Carnival

*Review copy

The Lexi Project Blog
The Lexi Project – Facebook Event Page
The Lexi Project – Flickr Pool

Ingenue for 21Shoe


Just a few days before the new round of Shoe21 is here and today I am showing one of the set of shoes that will be sold only in the 24-hours that Shoe21 takes place.   These oxford shoes are by Ingenue and are made to fit with the flat feet from either SLink avatar enhancement women’s flat mesh feet, Belleza mesh body flat feet and Maitreya mesh body flat feet.  The shoes come with the option to change the center upper and tongue texture by just wearing the HUD that is included and touching the fabric that you would like to wear.  I’ve included the creator’s ad to show you the fabric selection.

Check out the Shoe21 website as the day approaches so that you can see some other great shoes that will only be sold during the one day shoe event.  Shoes can be purchased at the individual stores and all slurls for the stores can also be found on the website.

Hair – Clawtooth – Yvette @ Collabor88
Top – DRIFT – Summer Tucked Tank w/ Color HUD
Shorts – Erratic – Jessy Studded Shorts Brown
*Shoes – Ingenue – Danja Oxfords (Slink) Saddle for ***Shoe21 on February 21st***
Smart Phone – What Next {prop item of furniture set}

*Shoes – Ingenue – Danja Oxfords (Slink) Denim for ***Shoe 21 on February 21st***
Dock Mason Jar Tealights – Cozy Essentials
The Terra-rarrium – Cozy Essentials
Pamela Collection ~ Outdoor Sofa – Cozy Essentials
Bergamot Square Deck – LISP
Zen’s Famous Berry Cookies Pink Tin – BoOgErS {were part of the Atelier’s Kreslo Festival}
Coffee/Paper Cup Raindrops – Garbarggio
Leather Boston Bag Tan – Sleepy Eddy {Dec 2014 Arcade}

Pose: Sits by {Imeka} @ Kustom9

*Review copies.


Nothing says home like the smell of baking.

~ A messy kitchen is a sign of happiness. ~

Baking Sale

I survived the birthday party yesterday, well at least 2.5 hours of it.  Thankfully, it was held outdoors even if it meant bearing the cold wind.  I was wearing my leather jacket that rarely gets used so that kept me somewhat comfy.   Instead of what I would call more substance they had an assortment of crackers, hams, fruits and cheese to eat and one of my favorite wines moscato.  Just for that you could say it wasn’t so bad after all.  There was no traditional birthday cake.   In it’s place was this huge cookie cake that seems to be more popular these days that had gobs of chocolate chips in it. I took a sliver of it just to taste.

Now here I am baking up a storm in Second Life.  Shhh… I really got them yesterday at the pre-tasting of the Atelier Kreslo’s Farewell Bake Sale that opened today.   I am only showing a few of the goodies you can find at the bake sale.  While these cakes look absolutely yummy, personally I am more likely to take a serving or two of the creme brulee.

Hair – Truth – Hollana
Top – The Little Bat – Say It Tank
Shorts – Erratic – Briony Black
Flour Tattoo – {Kindred}
Oven Glove – Fai Da Te

Kitchen Set – LAQ Decor
Tall Birthday Cake – Pilot @ Atelier Kreslo’s Farewell Bake Sale
Roz’s Choco-Cherry OmgFrosting Cake – Olive @ Atelier Kreslo’s Farewell Bake Sale
Zen’s Famous Berry Cookies Pink & Blue Tin – BoOgErS @ Atelier Kreslo’s Farewell Bake Sale
Creme Brulee – [RazzBerry Inc.] @ Atelier Kreslo’s Farewell Bake Sale
Strawberry Tart – [RazzBerry Inc.] @ Atelier Kreslo’s Farewell Bake Sale
Pizza’s Bubbly Bread Loaf – Pizza’s @ Atelier Kreslo’s Farewell Bake Sale
Tala Laval’s Sour Cherry Pie – Lost Junction @ Atelier Kreslo’s Farewell Bake Sale
Vita Kitchen Cook Books – [ARIA]
Grinder – Dust Bunny @ The Season’s Story
Teapot – Dust Bunny @ The Season’s Story
Bags of Flour – Apple Fall
Laurel Cottage Herbs – {what next}
Aloe Pot Mini – The Loft
Blender – Dust Bunny @ The Season’s Story
Hanging Bamboo Herbs – Organica
Spice Bottles Rack – Kopi
Granny’s Winter Cottage Baking Set – 8f8 {Dec. 2014 Arcade}
Dough Bowl – Dreamland Designs
Kitchen Bowl Set – Dreamland Designs

Pose – Day Dreamer Pose Set by Kirin {Slightly modified with Animare HUD}

Christmas at [CIRCA]

Circa Christmas Decor

Besides delicious looking desserts [CIRCA] also has an abundance of furniture and accessories to help you decorate your home for Christmas.  I’m showing only a handful of the items that can be found in events that [CIRCA] is participating in around the grid or available at the store.  There are several decorations that are part of the Holiday Advent gifts that can be purchased at the store for minimal amounts ranging from $0 to $50 lindens.  You have to be a group member to take advantage of these items and right now group membership is free until December 24th.   The Christmas chaise is the gift for the Mega Stuff2 Hunt.  Lots of great things! Please see credits below for the items that are pictured and the location on where the items can be found.

Hair – Truth – Vida
Shawl – Erratic – Shawl/Pink @ The Arcade
Vest – Redgrave – Fur Vest – Sienna Pink @ Uber
Shorts – Erratic – Briony Shorts White
Socks – Erratic – Eva Holiday Socks Pink Hearts @ The Arcade

*”Highlander” Holiday Deer Frame – Red @ [CIRCA] {Advent item}
*”Highlander” Holiday Deer Frame – Beige @ [CIRCA] {Advent item}
*”Highlander” Holiday Tartan Deer Rug – Red @ [CIRCA] {Advent item}
*”Jolly” Velvet Chaise – Couple’s Sage Snow (SE) @ [CIRCA] {Mega Stuff2 Hunt item}
*”Winter Grove” Poinsettia Wreath – Red Natural 1 @ [CIRCA] {Advent item}
*”Christmas Cheer” Wine Bar Set {Holly Chalkboard, Wine Bar & Giver, Snowflake Twig Vase & Stools} – [CIRCA] @ The Black Dot Project 
*”Christmas Jewel” Mini Tree w/ Lights – Classic @ [CIRCA] {Advent item}
*”Holly Days” Gingerbread Cookie Plate @ [CIRCA] {Advent item}
*”Deer Lake” Candy Cane Holder – Red Mix @ [CIRCA] {Advent item}
*”Deer Lake” Candy Cane Holder – Green Glitter – [CIRCA] @ The Promenade Holiday Room Gacha
*”Deer Lake” Holiday Gift Stacks – [CIRCA] @ The Promenade Holiday Room Gacha
*”Deer Lake” HOliday Ornament Box – [CIRCA] @ The Promenade Holiday Room Gacha
*”Jolly Winter” Floor Pillow – Sage Snow @ [CIRCA] {Advent item}
*”Deer Lake” Holiday Reindeer Stand @ [CIRCA] {Advent item}
*”Deer Lake” Holiday Fireplace with Ornaments Rare – [CIRCA] @ The Promenade Holiday Gacha
*Poinsettia Holiday Planter – Sandy Clay Large & Medium @ [CIRCA] {Advent item}
*”Deer Lake” Holiday Cranberry Basket – [CIRCA] @ The Promenade Holiday Room Gacha
*”Deer Lake” Christmas Card – Semi Open & Open – [CIRCA] @ The Promenade Holiday Room Gacha
*”Deer Lake” Poinsettia Bauble Pyramid – [CIRCA] @ The Promenade Holiday Room Gacha
*”Cloud 9″ Rose Dome – Red @ [CIRCA] {Advent item}
*”Deer Lake” Candle Stands & Poinsettia Decor – [CIRCA] @ The Promenade Holiday Room Gacha
Princess Jezibell Snug – Scarlett Creative @ Collabor88

*Review copies.

I wish Santa would come sooner.

Santa come sooner

Just showing another ideal winter scene, even though I would wager shoveling snow doesn’t look this easy.  I can’t say that my memory stretches far back to this age as a child to what I might have been like waiting for Christmas to arrive.  Though considering that I’m known to be a little impatient at times (smirks a little) it is likely that this would probably have been me waiting and thinking… when are you going to get here Santa!
Happy Thursday!
On Alexa –
Skin – Lumae – Star 5 – Caramel/Bare
Hair – Clawtooth – Snow Bunny Enchanting Brunettes @ The Arcade
Sweater – Erratic – Hazel Oversized Sweater @ The Arcade
Pants – [Decoy] – Dana 76 Jeans {old item}
Socks – Just Design – Navajo Boots High Socks @ FaMESHed
On Sydney –
Hair – D!va – Mimi in Onyx
Outfit – Baby Pie – Laila Winter Baby {past Limited 50}
Scarf – Just Kidding – Winter Scarf {past Limited 50}
Garden Gazebo – Snowy – Barnesworth Anubis @ The Arcade
Sledge – Hideki @ The Chapter Four
Snowballs – Hideki @ The Chapter Four
Victorian Snow Plow – Pilot @ Collabor88
Reindeer Games Hugs Baby – ToddleTeeZ @ The Woodlands {Kids Event}
Snow Drifts – Skye Studio
Enchanted Woods – Skye Studio
Granny’s Winter Cottage Picket Fences – 8f8 @ The Arcade
Dirt Shovel – Clutter
Despondent by Del May
Pitchforking by Kamala Animations

ARIA at Uber


The monthly event Uber is now open and ARIA has a new mini set that is available there.   The set includes a two sitter sofa, which comes with five leather texture options, three metal and wood options. It has single and couples animations and comes in Adult or PG version.  The other items in the set include a metal trunk coffee table, cushions, flowers, decorative antler and a book pile with a metal skull.  As usual a very versatile set that can be used almost year round. The rest of the items seen are noted below in the credits.

Happy shopping!


*Blair Living Mini Set – ARIA @ Uber
Haunted Birdcage / Nikel – Floorplan – Tag Gacha
Hand of Death – Ison {Sept. 2014 Arcade}
Deer Plate – Ison {Sept. 2014 Arcade}
Code Rug Beige – Tartessos Arts {modified-Tinted}
Book Stack – Erratic – Tag Gacha
Snake Specimen – Erratic – Tag Gacha
Haunted Piano RARE – Floorplan – Tag Gacha
Antler Candle Stand – Erratic – Tag Gacha
*Review copy.



I found this shattered man statue at an animated texture shop.  It seemed like it would make a great decor item for the house, even if the space I have him in now is a bit tight for his outstretched arms. I’m breaking in the new mini furniture set that Aria released for this month’s FaMESHed event that consists of the sofa, table and vase with poppies.  I love the details on the sofa and kept going between the three colors and finally settled on this grey.  I must say that I really like when you can buy an item that gives you choices in the wood and fabric textures.  Personally, I am more inclined to spend lindens on an item like this for a set price than for an item with one color choice for the same price.  I also really like that some designers are allowing you to buy items individually.   I don’t always want the whole set, but would love to have a particular accessory that comes with the set.


This cool jacket that I’m wearing is a group gift from .Shi.  It comes with a HUD to change the jacket color and comes with a fabric necklace.  The necklace took me a little time to fit almost right, but the hair covered the bit of imperfection, which is the necklace going through the jacket.  I believe this will vary by avatar and mine is a little bigger than normal.

Hair – Exile – Stay the Night Raven
Jacket – .Shi – Ravel Cardigan w/ Necklace {Group Gift}
Bra – Mutresse – Dupla Bustier Bra w/ Color HUD
Pants – Erratic – Zoey Leather Pants Black
Shoes – ANE – Kallai Sandals Pure Black @ The Chapter Four

House – [ba] – Sodermalm Loft
Curtains – The Loft – Bennet Drapes Mirrored
Luana Mini Set (Sofa, Table & Vase w/ Poppies) – Aria @ FaMESHed
Insolence Rug Brown – Tartessos Arts
Rug – Tartessos Arts – Classy Fur Rug
Food – Apple Falls – Chinese {Group Gift}
Cell Phone – Aria – Colette Deco Cell Phone
Chair – Kuro – Comfy Armchair  @ {Previous Lazy Sunday}
Vase w/ Sticks – La Galleria – Pottery Urn w/ Sticks {Subscriber Gift}
Books – Aria – Aurora Deco Book Pile
Book w/ Glasses – Aria – Aurora Open Book + Glasses
Wicker Magazine Holder – La Galleria
Lamp – Aria – Thalia Floor Light
Shattered Man Art Bricks & Concrete – Willem Mills
Plant – Aria – Nina Croton Plant
Frame – Collage – This Life
Staglady Statue – Kalopsia
Statue Woman Mesh – Willem Mills
Last Picture Pose – Dee Posed – The wall 43


Lesson 45/J is for…

“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” ~ Carl Jung


I am combing this lesson with the letter “J” for the alphabet challenge.   Originally I had planned a totally different outfit and story for this lesson, except yesterday when I was meant to post it I had major inventory issues. Like in the split second of whatever I was doing I lost a significant portion of my inventory — going from 125,000 plus items to like 84,000.  Several attempts later I was beginning to get into acceptance mode and settled in for spending some quiet time relaxing with a friend.   Before going to bed I made one last attempt of cleaning out my cache as instructed on the Firestorm help pages and it seemed to work and I went to bed happy.

For my alphabet challenge I decided to go with these ankle boots from Just Design that have the imprint of the UK. They were included in the two for one in a past 21 Shoe events with the other imprint being the USA.  I wore them to represent walking in another’s shoes, even if it doesn’t apply to the actual lesson as given.   In Second Life we have the opportunity to meet people from many different countries.   The concept of walking in another’s shoes would perhaps serve us well in understanding their culture, expressions and behavior.

I love this lesson and it serves as a great reminder for me,especially as it comes in a very timely manner for something that recently happened.  Hope it helps you as well.

© The Best Year of Your Life by Debbie Ford

Lesson 45: Walk in Anothers Shoes

Most of us are so wrapped up in our own lives that we rarely stop to consider the needs, desires, and feelings of others. But it’s important for us to realize that when we view life from our own limited perspective, we’re only seeing half the picture. To have true intimacy and connection in our relationships, we must spend time walking in another’s shoes.

When we’re in conflict with those we care about; or when we aren’t being treated with the love, respect, or tenderness we desire, we have two basic choices. We can defend our position and try to prove that we’re right, or we can look at ourselves through their eyes. The first choice hardens our hearts, while the second opens us to new levels of compassion, understanding, and intimacy.

Your Self-Love Assignment

Think of someone in your life you don’t feel as close to as you’d like. This could be someone who you feel misunderstands you, judges you, or doesn’t treat you the way you’d like to be treated.

Imagine that you are this person, and write from them to you. It’s important to do this when you’re in a relaxed, centered mood. I recommend that you go for a walk or spend a few minutes getting quiet before you begin. Then, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Imagine that this person is sitting in front of you. Allow yourself to feel what life is like in their shoes. Just write from the other person’s perspective about what it’s like to be in a relationship with you.

Notice if walking in another’s shoes allows you to feel more compassion or connection with this person.

Self-Love Points Earned

Give yourself 100 points for completing this assignment.

Beanie – Pure Poison – Rockin’ Beanie
Hair – Pr!tty = Elle w/ Color HUD
Necklace – Pure Poison – Love Me {Group Gift}
Top – Emporium – Rockee Top w/ Color HUD {Rock Fashion Fair}
Shorts – Erratic – Briony Black
Boots – Just Design – Coral Vintage UK {previous 21 Edition}
Pose – Flash Friendly Poses – These Shoes Poses {previous BFF Hunt}

E is for…


This will be a very quick post.  I choose to feature this dress from Erratic for today’s letter of E.   The rest of the items worn are covered under my credits.


Hair – Tableau Vivant – Valentin Winter Pack @ FaMESHed
Dress – Erratic – Abby Cowl  Neck Dress Glitter Aqua
Necklace – Mandala – Sagarmatha Gold
Bracelet – Le Primitif – Armadillo Bracelet Gold @ The Chapter Four
Ring – Le Primitif – Armadillo Ring Gold @ The Chapter Four
Shoes – Hucci – Talasea  Sandal – 21 Shoe
Feet – Slink – AvEnhance Female High Feet