Dog sitting

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I actually did this over the past weekend with my sisters dog as she traveled out of town for the day. Her dog is pretty tame and  is very content these days just to claim her space in the room and sit quietly.

In-world it’s a different story.  I can handle more than one.  These cuties I’m showing are the corgis from JIAN that will be available tomorrow at the Arcade.  There are 15 total with 12 commons and 3 rares with a 11% rare chance and $50L per play.

There is a new thing with the Arcade this round and that is the rewarding of loyal players who at 50 plays to the same machine will receive a reward.  JIAN’s reward is the kite flyer corgi, which has 5 different whimsical animal kite textures.

There is so much more to the corgis than what you see.  Get all the details on the corgis below the credits.

*Beach Corgis Gacha by JIAN @ The Arcade  **June 1st**
-Beach Towel Rare
-Drink Cooler Rare
-Swim Trunks Companion Rare
-Run, Walk & Tilts
-Held Pup (Sable)
-Companion (Red)
-Kite Flyer – Reward
*Pool Noodle [Mint] by ~*Buglets*~ @ The Play Room
Patio Parasol [Indian Cotton – Yellow] by Soy @ Collabor88
Bone-Shaped Dog Bowl – Pink – Kibble by +Half-Deer+
Bone-Shaped Dog Bowl – Pink – Water by +Half-Deer+
Bone-Shaped Dog Bowl – Cream – Kibble by +Half-Deer+
Beach Bag Decorational by Dutchie
Tropical Drink Blue Soda by Poche
Sculpt Palm Trees x12 16 prims by Sim Pro Designs
Sand Dune by New Vermont Enterprises
Real Beach Grass by  KIDD Creations

Hair: Denae by Alice Project
Necklace: Wooden Savannah Necklace (Elephant) by +Half-Deer+
Jumper: Carefree.Playsuits – Flower by Pixicat @ Collabor88

Pose: Moonflower {using only one side of pose} by {Sepia}

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All rares in this set texture change both the pup between the four coat colors and have accessory texture options as well!

━ Kite Flyer & Swim Trunks Pups
These are worn avatar companions. Right click and choose “Add” from your inventory.

━ Beach Towel Pup
This is a rezzed decor pup that you can also sit on and enjoy a day out on the beach. You can change your pose, as well as the textures for the towel, accessories and the corgi pup itself.

━ Drink Cooler Pup
This is a rezzed decor pup that when you click directly on the pup will dispense drinks for your avatar to sip on. You can also click the cooler lid to open and close it as well as click the cooler bottom to get a texture change menu for the corgi and cooler.

All rare pups should have options to turn sound and animation on or off, except for the sleepy pup which does not have sound. They should also have a resize menu to allow for shrinking or growing the size of your pup. Please note that resizing can affect land impact!

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━ Wandering Pups
These pups are meant to be rezzed to let run around!
Drop them out on the ground and click them to begin. You will get options for radius, wander and sound.
Sound turns your pups’ barking on or off.
Radius sets the distance in which you pup can wander from the point where you turn it ‘on’.
Wander turns your pup ‘on’ and lets it run around!
Turning off wander on your pup should return it to its original starting position.

━ Companion & Held Pups
These are worn avatar companions. Right click and choose “Add” from your inventory.

Companions run along side of you. Held pups will attach to your arm (and can be swapped arms; they will automatically play the correct animation for either arm on attach) and doze, yap and kick.

All common pups should have options to turn sound and animation on or off. They should also have a resize menu to allow for shrinking or growing the size of your pup. Please note that resizing can affect land impact!

Don’t bottle it up all inside, let it out


I don’t know if I ever really bottled up things inside. It probably depended on what it was and if I did it was probably not for long. More often the case as quick as I was to get angered I was quick to cool down.

These days I rarely hold back my tongue, though I am very diplomatic in nature… well most of the time.

Today I’m showing this furniture set by Mushilu that is available at Whimsical. The set includes the rose color dresser, book lamp and the table with some of the bottles.

I’m also featuring the mushrooms right outside the door.  These are the latest landscaping decor by Little Branch.  They are available now at the newest round of Shiny Shabby.  On touch you can change the color of the mushrooms.

Have a great Monday, or what’s left of it.

*Cute Furniture Roses Set by Mushilu @ Whimsical
{Table, Dresser, Bottles & Book Lamp}
*Mushrooms V1 & V2 by Little Branch @  Shiny Shabby
*Sea Almond {Seasons} by Little Branch @ LTD Event
Coming up Roses – Frame by +Half-Deer+
New Beginnings – Armchair by 8f8 {past Arcade gacha}
Ulysses Butterfly by Apple Fall
Twig Wreath by Apple Fall
Retro Radio by Apple Fall
Muskare Wall Plates Decor by *LODE* Decor @ Shiny Shabby
Muskare Bottle 1-3 by *LODE* Decor @ Shiny Shabby
Amelie Magnifiers by Apple Fall
Cotton Cluster by Apple Fall
Potted Ponytail Palm by Soy
Troubadour Rug by The Loft & ARIA @ Collabor88
Birch Cottage by DaD Designs @ Shiny Shabby

Home is where love resides

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Happy Monday and President’s Day for those that live in America! Hope your weekend and your Valentine’s Day was fabulous and if you’re lucky to work in an office that closes in honor of our country’s leaders enjoy that extra day to relax.

In today’s post I am showing some more items at the Second Life Home & Garden Expo. Just a couple of things that I want to point out. The first is that most of the items that are being shown are the 100% donation items, which means 100% of the funds raised from the sale of these items will go to Relay for Life of Second Life.  Though plenty of other new home and garden decor at a discount from some of the best content creators in Second Life, so make sure you take a visit to the expo before it ends on March 6th.

The other thing I want to mention is there are 9 sims at the expo full of home and garden decor with the 10th sim being the breedables section. Instead of repeating the sim landmark in the credits for each item,  making the credits a bit messy with so much wording, I am going to try and remember to break it down by the sections that I am blogging items from.

Hope that makes it easier!

These items can be found at Hope 6  @ The Home & Garden Expo
*Dollhouse Home Picture Frame – Irrie’s Dollhouse 
*Valentine Lace Top Wallpaper – Irrie’s Dollhouse 
*Warm Hearts Set – Closer To The Heart 
-Snuggly Armchair-Texture Change Afghan
-Peace Lily in Pot-Small
-Warm Hearts End Table
*Bird Cage: Table Light 2 (Antique Pink) – The Mustard Seed 
*Bird Cage Planter (Floor) – The Mustard Seed 
*Flowers Pink Camellias Striped Vase – The Mustard Seed 
*Bird Cage (Wall) – The Mustard Seed 
*Table Menu-Driven Demi Table #1 Pink Camellias – The Mustard Seed 
*Flowers Pink Camellias Pastel Stripes – The Mustard Seed
*Book Lovers Gacha – ChiC buildings – The Mustard Seed 
-Tall Book Stack – ChiC buildings
-Book Stack Short – ChiC buildings
-Book Stack with Leaning Book
-Hassock with Books (rare)

These items are at Hope 8 @ The Home & Garden Expo
*Bucket Of Roses – Shabby Tabby
*Spring Unfurls 3 – Shabby Tabby
*Cup Of Love {gacha} – Shabby Tabby

This item is at Hope 9 @ The Home & Garden Expo 
*Strawberry Daiquiri Tray – True North Designs


Carpet – FE Designs {store closed}
Fairy Curtain – +Half-Deer+

Googly eyes just for him

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Some more geeky stuff for you today.  Everything that is worn and pictured is from the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Event that will open today at Noon Second Life time.

Go get your geek on.

*Edith Hair – Mina @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event 
*Googly Eyes – Izzie’s @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*Armwarmers – Fishy Strawberry @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*Pencil Socks {Appliers} – Izzie’s @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*Sticky Note – Teef – Izzie’s @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*Suspender’s Tee – Fishy Strawberry @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*Tennessee Shoes – Essenz @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*[Konrad] Chairs & Shelves Set – Sway’s @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*[Text Emoticon] Pillows – Sway’s @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*Pixel Cabinet – Citrus/Light – Second Spaces @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*Organic Computer-Screen, Keyboard & Mouse – +Half-Deer+ @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event 
*Chameleon Companion-Habit Rare, Violent Purple, Leaf – HEXtraordinary @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*You Are Loved Hanging, Silence Will Fall Hanging – Silence @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*Gamer Tags – Loading, Game Over – Souzou Eien @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*Data Storage Rug – Disc – [ht:home] @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event
*Java Pose {Pad & Glasses included} – Label Motion @ Geek ‘n’ Nerds Event 

Every space reminds me of you in some way

“So I wait for you like a lonely house, till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache.” ~ P. Neruda

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I really planned to get this post done last night except I couldn’t get organized or focused enough to put my words together.  Today isn’t any better as I’m feeling a bit scattered and my mind is racing.

Life gets interesting like that sometimes.   I’m sure that I’m not the only one whose had days like this.

Today I’m featuring a few things and the first is this lounge set by [ARIA], that is currently at the newest round of FaMESHed.  The Libera set comes with two lounge chairs with texture change options for the fabric and wood and the other for the cushion and throw as well.  The table also has texture change option and the flower too.  It’s a nice set for a corner or for use with just individual pieces.

The other items that I am featuring are from [CIRCA], which are the Berry Mix Autumn wreath.  I like hanging wreaths in the home, especially during the holidays. To me it gives a feeling of warmth and brings that festive feeling into the home.  The area rugs are also from the same designer.  The beige is from the “Into the Forest” set that [CIRCA] has for the Autumn season and the rust is part of the “Harmony” set, that is a gift at the store for $1 linden.  I’ll be showing some more great Autumn stuff from this store in the next days.

The rest of the items are not new just well liked stuff that I keep in my inventory. Considering my inventory is once again bulging I kind of like a lot of things!

I’m working on it.  I am.  Soon.  Maybe.

*Libera Lounge Set – [ARIA] @ FaMESHed
*”Into the Forest” Autumn Wreath – Berry Mix – [CIRCA]
*”Into the Forest” Area Rug – Ribbed Beige – [CIRCA]
*”Harmony” Retro Maze Area Rug Rust – [CIRCA]
Windows – .:UR:.
Traveler: Diary, Plant 1, Photo Frames 1 & 3 & Roman Amphora – Bazar
Floria: Opened Book & Broken Head Sculpture – Bazar
Plant – {modded from other plants}
Butterfly Bell Jar – +Half-Deer+
Plan Chest – Apple Fall
Verd Oil Painting – Apple Fall
Atelier Pendant Lamp – Apple Fall
Leather Moccasins – Apple Fall
White Birch Cluster – Little Branch @ FaMESHed
Itchy Grass [Brown] – *alirium*

*Review copy


Found the cookies!

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Doing a quick post this evening to show a few items for the toddleedoo.   The first are these dinosaur pajamas that BoOgErS made for the Gen-Neutral event, which ends tomorrow so you still have a little time to grab them at a great price. There are two options available for you to choose from.

Over the past weekend I made two batches of peanut butter cookies, which amounted to about four dozen.  So it made me chuckle as I was doing up this scene as I recalled the amount of cookies I had in the last days.  I’m glad they’re all gone now.   This cute “found the cookies” pose is by Buglets and is available at the main store.

There are a couple of items that I picked up today for kids Fifty Linden Friday like the peg board toy and the black sneakers, which are a part of a complete outfit.  You can find all the details below.

Hair – Tram– D219 Jet Black
Mesh Head – *Cute Bytes* – Baby Mesh Head #1 Kiss
Glasses – Sorgo – SMQ Shades Wood Glasses
*Dinosaur T-Shirt – BoOgerS @  Gen-Neutral
*Dinosaur Sweatpants – BoOgErS @  Gen-Neutral

Hair – Doe – Elfie
Top – Des Lunes – Dungaree Tee/Buggies
Overalls – Des Lunes – Dungaree Sand
Sneakers & Socks – a Dash of Dulce – Mouse Socks & Keds for FLF

Peg Board – Larnia Kids for FLF
Shiba Inu-Playful – +Half-Deer+ @ The Arcade

*Pose: Found the Cookies! – *Buglets*

The PackUP Home

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I’m showing the newest home by The [Den.], called the PackUp, that has a land impact of 18 and is full mesh with functional doors on three sides.  The interesting thing about the building is the clickable decks that raise up to give you that added privacy.  It was a result of all the windows and decks that I thought to put it out at sea with a deck leading back to land.

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As you can see it can also be used in other ways other than just a home.  Being a painter in real life, even though it’s been ages since I last picked up a paint brush, I am still drawn to painting accessories whenever I see them in-world.

Painting the EL Italiano

I was painting my favorite subject, except Draco sort of took over… as always. Chuckles.  

Skin – Lumae – Adore Tone 6 Cinnamon Bare
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Mokuzai @ Xiasumi School Festival
Dress – Vive Atelier – Artists Apron Rare @ Xiasumi School Festival
Palette & Paint Brush – Finishing Touches {Past Hunt Gift}

*The PackUP Home – [The Den.] @ The Liaison Collaborative
Easel w/ Canvas Rare, Table, Acrylic Tubes Rare, Canvas Stack, Easel, Sketchbook (A) & (B), Water Cup, Brush Box – Sorgo @ Xiasumi School Festival
Art Class – Palette Light. Cup w/ Brush, Canvas, DIY Spray Paint, Modeling Clay, Colored Papers, Crayons Rare, Acrylic Paint – Sari-Sari @ Xiasumi School Festival
Artists Double Canvas Rack (Fully & Empty), Easel w/ Canvas, Jumbo Covered Canvas, Stack of Canvases (Painted & Clean), Paint Brush Jar, Easel. Floor Tarps, Used Paint Tubes, Studio Ceiling Light Copper, Artists Sketchbook & Box of Paint Tubes – Vive Atelier @Xiasumi School Festival
Mesh Bar Cart Silver – Construct
Retro Lunch Boxes (Spring Blue & Pink) – Balaclava
Basil Plant Potted – Alouette
Handbag & Scar – Apple Fall
Deer Planter Grey & White – +Half-Deer+
Plant (Exotic) – Apple Fall
Clawfoot Height Adjusting Table & Cafe Chairs – Apple Fall
Bergamot Square Deck – Lisp
Bean Bag – [We’re Closed]

Fairy Tales.

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Did a couple more pictures showcasing some items that can be found soon at the newest round of “All The Little Things” event that will feature items for the toddleedoo that will start April 5th.


The theme for this round is fairy tales, so I had a little fun creating these scenes to go along with it.

First Picture:
Hair – Love Soul – Hair *140* Jet Black
Antlers – Ariskea – [Pot Pourri] Antler of Love Headband @ The Arcade
*Outfit – Doodlez – Fairytale Princess Pink @ All The Little Things ***Starts April 5th***
*Bunbunx Royal Pink – *BABY* @ All The Little Things ***Starts April 5th***

*Fairy Garden Furniture: Table, Stool, Lamp & Chair – Enchanted Bowtique @ All The Little Things ***Starts April 5th***
Dik-Dik Dusty, Moonlight Unicorn, Plum, Sunshine, Ninja, Sugar, Spring Eternal Mira Fountain & Book of the Dragonfly – +Half-Deer+ @ The Arcade
[Garden Friends] Basil the Bird, Pokey the Hedgehog, Sniffle the Bunny, Quackers the Duckling, Pickles the Chipmunk, Cap’n Oink the Piglet – Ispachi  @ The Arcade
[Pot Pourri] Heart in Plants Sign – Ariskea
Short Grass Green Lawn Lil Flowers – KIDD Creation
Pose: .click. – Dainty Set

Second Picture:
Hair – D!va – Hair “Yunie”
Wings – Tic Tot Toe – Cupid Wings {Part of Cupid Outfit}
Dress – {Lil Big Me} – Beige Flower Girl Dress
*Crown – *BABY* – Star Highness Crown @ All The Little Things ***Starts April 5th***

*Mirrors – Cotton Tail – Fairytale Mirrors @ ***Starts April 5th***
*Once Upon A Time {Book w/ Poses} – [Dot Dot Dot] @ All The Little Things ***Starts April 5th*** {Poses will be only available at event}
Shrub Pink, Colored Bushes & Big Leafs – Happy Mood
Tic-tac-toe Stones – Sway’s -{Part of Stump Tic Tat Toe Set}
Great Rock of Dingo – We’re Closed

*Review copies.

Come back kitty.

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This is what kids do… don’t they?

Hair – Love Soul – Hair *148* Jet Black
*Complete Outfit – GPDKIDS – The Good Witch @ All The Little Things **Starts April 5th***
– Outfit comes with backpack, hat (on cat), shoes, wand and necklace.

Baby Duck Toy, Mr. Spring Toy – NOMAD @ The Arcade
Raincloud Light & Kicked Rug – Tarte @ The Arcade
Toy Chest, Yo-yo & Duckies – BoOgErS @ The Arcade
Delilah Chair Pink – Dust Bunny @ The Arcade
Plushie Pals: Flight the Dragonfly Rare, Axel the Ant, Chester the Cricket, Marty the Fly, Wigglesworth the Worm – Intrigue Co. @ The Arcade
Start of Fame/Best Daughter – Commoner @ The Arcade
Kitty Computer – Dust Bunny @ Kawaii Project
Round Desk White – Dust Bunny @ Kawaii Project
Fairy Curtain –+Half-Deer+
Black Cat – Tidbits {old store gift}

Pose: Cute Summer Set by Kirin

*Review copy.


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The following is quite long though something a very good friend of mine sent me.   It’s quite ironic that it was within a day of winning this cute giraffe called buttercup at the Creepy Kawaii Fair, which ends today.

Men Love Iron Buttercups

Long before the days of Steel Magnolias, there were Iron Buttercups.  An Iron Buttercup is a woman most often associated with the South, but she does not have to be from the South or have even stepped foot in the South. Nor does she need an accent! She is self possessed, possesses self confidence, and always responds/acts like a lady in public. She understands loyalty, and is willing to give everyone a chance unless they prove her otherwise wrong.  She is generally attractive.  She may not be movie star drop dead gorgeous, but has learned to make the most of what she has. This is a lady with her own mind.  She may or may not always speak it, but make no mistake, this woman is no pushover and everyone knows it.  Men like her because she sets boundaries from the beginning, and an Iron Buttercup knows men don’t go for doormats. (Neither does she)  When a man captures an Iron Buttercups heart, he knows he has something valuable. Such a woman is a challenge, making it all the more appealing to him.

While Iron Buttercups are often found in the South they can live anywhere, and they can be from anywhere.  They’re found throughout all walks of life/social stratas and in all cultures.  Long ago, they were originally born and bred in the South which is why so many of them remain today.

Iron Buttercups are seldom found in abusive relationships or for that matter bad relationships with men, at least for very long.  An Iron Buttercup may be divorced, separated, or she may have at one time been in a relationship with a man who was an alcoholic, cheat or abuser, but that’s the past, and she will not repeat history a second time. An IB can be a bitch, but only if deserved. A woman can become an Iron Buttercup at any point in her life.

Here are the Top 11 relationship tips from the Iron Buttercup Guide to Happiness with Men which has been handed down to women for generations.

  1. Never chase a man-Men are the natural born hunters so the chase comes naturally to them. To chase a man defies the laws of Buttercup nature. An Iron Buttercup knows the only relationships worth pursuing are with men who are interested in her.(This does not mean a woman can never take the lead) A wise old Iron Buttercup said, “Men are hunters, women are gatherers: let the man hunt you!! Gather the benefits”.
  2. Never call, text, Facebook, or email a man incessantly.  One text perhaps, one call until he returns communication. And only if you have reason to believe he is interested in you. Preferably, he contacts you. Many Iron Buttercups NEVER call a man unless returning a call.
  3. If he doesn’t return the communication back off. Don’t continue to try and communicate with a man who is clearly not interested. If he is interested, he will call back, even if there is a delay. Remember this most of all.
  4. If you have been dating someone who suddenly disappears, shows a lack of interest or starts dating someone else, back off.  Hold your head high, stifle the instinct to cry and go into an emotional spin and get on with your life instead! The next and better man is just around the corner! This is your mantra, use it generously. And Never, never, never, put your life on hold to wait for a man to come back around!
  5. Drop him like a hot potato if he abuses alcohol or drugs on a regular basis-it will only get worse.  If he abuses you physically or emotionally, mistreats you, is a sex addict, makes fun of you, or treats you in a condescending manner. If he lies to you, wants money, or you find him active on a dating site after establishing an intimate relationship, drop him. Look up the words narcissist, addiction, and psychotic and understand what they mean.
  6. Drop him like a hot potato if he mistreats your children, parents, family or pets.
  7. Every man you meet is not your soul mate. Every man you are interested in will not become your husband/boyfriend.  You have to kiss a lot of frogs to meet a prince.  Meeting your next husband or soul mate is not an everyday occurrence, and not every relationship will work out. Learn the art of moving on gracefully instead of holding on. No one said it was easy, but it is necessary if you want to find the right man and insure your own happiness.
  8. Never give up your own interests. Don’t put your life/interests on hold for a man.  Don’t give up your interests in the pursuit of him/his interests.  An Iron Buttercup knows a woman with her own interests is an attractive one who has something to talk about.
  9. If you choose to date a married or otherwise committed man, understand you roll the dice, you take your chances.  This is a risky situation at best, likely to end in a train wreck. If it does not work out move on, and do not be bitter.  Understand that married men seeking other women often lie or change their minds. Naiveté is not attractive if you are over 25. Some men lie-frequently.
  10. You are not in a committed relationship unless you have a ring on your finger, or made and received a verbal commitment as such and both parties agree. If you are not committed, you are free, and so is he. No IB lives as a committed woman, if she is not. In other words, if you are not committed don’t tie yourself down to a man who doesn’t want commitment. If you are committed and he is not, you are not committed.
  11. The Golden Buttercup Rule-You must love yourself first. You must protect yourself and not put yourself in bad situations. If you are in a bad situation that causes unhappiness, get out of it now! Never wait for him to ‘change.’

Skin – *YS&YS* – Sabrina Shy @ The Dressing Room Fusion
Hair – Truth – Avena in Blacks
Top – Emery – Selina Top Grey @ Collabor88
Shorts – Blueberry – Cossy Denim Ripped Shorts Faded Light @ Uber
Flo’s Watermelleh Donut – Flowey {previous Atelier Kreslo event item}

Donuts Sign – Seven Emporium @ for The Neighborhood
Grass – Fanatik Architecture {Group Gift}
Garden Tree 06 – Happy Mood
Goblin: Green – *alirium*
Medusa: Dawn – *alirium*
Giraffe – +Half-Deer+ – Tiny Teacup Giraffe Buttercup @ Creepy Kawaii Fair

Pose: Sitting Pose 9 by KMA Poses