Blesssed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape


If you’ve made it into Collabor88 this round you know the theme is all about fitness and unKindness has a yoga studio that is just fabulous to get your bums in shape. I seriously love this yoga mat. I went through all the animations it has to offer and it really has some awesome yoga and exercise animations that are smooth and flow easily with your avatar. It was hard to choose one to take a picture with, but this particular one won out as I thought of how it would feel to even attempt it in real life. I don’t know. I’m not trying it any time soon. It makes me feel sore just looking at it!

Most of the items pictured are from the set including those neon signs of stud angel or stud devil.  I know — decisions decisions, but how about one of each? The bodysuit that I’m wearing is from {Luxuria}, which is an applier system and can be found at this round of The Liaison Collaborative.

Have a great start to your weekend!

*Updated on 1-17-17 to correct LM.

*Lia Bodysuit – Applier – Island Paradise Blue by {Luxuria} @ The Liaison Collaborative
Hair: Quinn by [Elikatira]
Wearing Basics

*Yoga Studio Set by unKindness @ Collabor88
uK – Yoga Mat w/ Pillow [Color Change]
uK – Vibes and Tribes Sign
uK – Mat Crate Peace
uK – Mat Crate Calm
uK – Mat Crate Relax
uK – Palm Incents Burner
uK – Meditation Candle Shanti
uK – Meditation Candle Om

*Neon Wall Signs by  unKindness @ The Mens Department
uK – Get Lit Sign
uk – Neon Stud Devil
uk – Neon Stud Angel

Potted Ponytail Palm [Ssize] by Soy
Turntable Boombox TT-X9-1000 by Seven Emporium
Record Crate by Hideki
Vinyl Records Collection – Is This It by {Arcana}
House: The Cave Contemporary Skybox by DaD Designs

Nothing says home like the smell of baking


There was a time that I really enjoyed baking and did a lot of it as I always loved having some coffee dessert on hand for family and friends when they visited, even though I didn’t drink coffee myself.  I still enjoy it even if I bake mostly for a holiday or a special occasion these days. When I moved it was an opportunity to go through the the collection of baking pans, measurement cup sets, gadgets and tools that I acquired over the years.  I downsized considerably.

It’s no different here in Second Life, where I’ve collected a lot of kitchen ware over the years. I’m just not ready to downsize here just yet.  It’s all this wonderful realistic pieces of home goods, baking ware and gadgets that makes our kitchens come to life. I’m not disappointed with the newest releases by Ionic and Serenity Style.  I mixed both with some old gacha favorites to put this kitchen scene together. There’s just too many pieces to reference, but all items used are mentioned below.

I’m also featuring a new hair release by eXxEsS called Citron, which is a long hair style even if you can’t see the back. It includes the new “Breeze” technology that animates the hair and a texture HUD that has 56-single tone hair colors. The lovely dress with a lace pattern is from Noche and it’s available in several colors at The Liaison Collaborative. Make sure to go check out this event, it’s one of the best for home, garden, fashion and a whole lot more.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, night or whatever it is for you right now.

*Hair: Citron A by eXxEsS
*Daniella Dress/Baige – Lara by NOCHE. @ The Liaison Collaborative
Wearing Basics

*Northern Life Gacha by Ionic @ The Chapter Four
ionic : Northern House RARE
ionic : Country table
ionic : Country Chair
ionic : Onions & Potatoes shelf
ionic : Kitchen work table
ionic : Rolling pins & wooden bowls
ionic : Tea cookies
ionic : Hanging casseroles
ionic : Cookware & Loaves

*Let’s to Bake Gacha by Serenity Style @ The Liaison Collaborative
Serenity Style- Keep in order boxes
Serenity Style- Baking Tools
Serenity Style- Saucepan
Serenity Style- Muffins Plate
Serenity Style- Flour Pack
Serenity Style- Milk bottle
Serenity Style- Baking Table RARE
Serenity Style- Milkmaid & Eggs RARE
Serenity Style-Sugar

Neva’s Antique Scales by Apple Fall
Kitchen Basics – Full Shelf RARE by Tres Blah
Kitchen Basics – Bakeware 1 by Tres Blah
Kitchen Basics – Coffee Pot 2 by Tres Blah
Shabby Kitchen Shelf by HIDEKI
HIDEKI – Shabby Closet by HIDEKI
HIDEKI – Hallway Rug by HIDEKI
Ready to Bake – Spices & Flavorings by *Second Spaces*
THB – Wooden Spoons by [PM]Pixel Mode
THB – Wisk 1 by [PM]Pixel Mode
Cotton Bowl by PLAAKA
The Arcade Love Curtain Pane Mod Trans 2 by Scarlet Creative
Licking Red Cat *GIFT* by ..::THOR::..

Pose: Lotus Pose by Kirin

The peaceful days I look forward to


Happy Sunday afternoon as it’s gone past the noon hour here and I’ve done nothing much today other than sleep in and have a banana for breakfast, so a late lunch will be calling my name soon.

I wanted to get this post in before I start doing some chores around the house. Today I am featuring three creators and the first items I will mention are the so shabby set by THOR. The vintage DIY entryway and drawers and the red ride on toy are just great decor pieces.  I think they called that ride on toy the speedster.  These can be found at Shiny Shabby.

Schultz Bros. has released some new items that are available currently at Cosmopolitan.  The green vintage cigarette machine can be clicked for a pack of cigarettes.  The other items not shown are vintage slot machines.  I’ll probably be showing them in another post soon.

The last item being featured is by unKindness, which is the pumpkin with the dog in it.  It’s part of the gacha set for the Epiphany.  There are 9 commons and 2 rares to the set.

Have a great rest of the day!

*So Shabby Set by ..::THOR::..  – NEW @ Shiny Shabby
-Vintage DIY Entryway
-Vintage DIY Drawers
-Vintage Ride On Toy
*Pupkin Patch Brown by unKindness – NEW @ Epiphany
*Vintage Cigarette Machine by [Schultz Bros.] – NEW @ Cosmopolitan

Other Stuff Used:
Morning Mugs by Hideki
Old Plants – Blue Pot by Kalopsia
Old Plants – Yellow Pot by Kalopsia
Tin Can Plants – 1 by Kalopsia
Tin Can Plants – 2 by Kalopsia
Autumn Leaves Mobile by Kalopsia
Flower Case {tinted} by Kalopsia
Train Station Clock by Kalopsia
Ladder Wall Lamp by Kalopsia
Iron Basket – Rust by Kalopsia
Pallet Log Box by {what next}
Welcome Mat – Birds by Kalopsia
Where is My Plant? {where gacha} by Ionic
Mini Amp Studio by Hideki
Chandelier by Kalopsia
Red Retriever Boy Puppy by [Black Bantam] – NEW @ Kustom9
Dreamers Cottage Rare by  Ionic
Where is My Kitchen Table? {where gacha} by Ionic
Rugs by Kalopsia
Green Branch Pillow by Kalopsia
Minimal Needs : Sofa by Ionic

Outside Decor:
Garden Tree 08 with Lights – Yellow Green by Happy Mood
Nugget Chair Set 1 (yellow, blue & red) by Tanakamura – Kagu {just passed FLF}
Wire Lamp (Bronze) by Kalopsia

Dear stress, lets break up


Happy Friday!

Today I am doing a fashion post showing heels/boot style shoes, which is the latest release by N-Core.  They are available at Uber in 16 options or all in a fatpack and mesh body compatible.

I’m also wearing the Helen jewelry set by Zibska, which is available at Retro Rewind.  The set is comprised of necklace and earrings and comes with a texture change hud for the beads.  In the background I’m also showing some of the newest trees by Little Branch. The umbrella thorn is at Cosmopolitan and the wild maple is at SaNaRae and both are 4 seasons.

Enjoy the rest of your day and wishes for a fabulous weekend ahead.

*Helen Set {Necklace & Earrings} by Zibska @ Retro Rewind 2016
*Shoes: Kaitlyn by N-Core @ Uber
Hair: Lila by Entwined @ Shiny Shabby
Knotted Up Maitreya ~ Snow by *OAL*

*Umbrella Thorns.v2 {4 Seasons} by Little Branch @ Cosmopolitan
*Wild Maple.v2 {4 Seasons} by Little Branch @ SaNaRae
1987 Bridge by HIDEKI for The Forest Event September 2016
Juniper Hedge – Seasonal by Apple Fall @ Shiny Shabby {gift}
Egret by TLC
Golden Cage – Coffee Run by -tres blah- @ The Arcade
Seagull Eating by O.M.E.N

Por fin

“It may have been in bits and pieces, but I gave you the best of me.” ~ Jim Morrison

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*Hair: Carley by enVOGUE 
*Top: Sabine Top [Maitreya] by Zibska @ Fetish Fair 2016
*Shorts: Hotpants – White by The Annex @ On9
*Shoes: Hollyhock by EmpireWhimsical

Pose: Ground Sits / Pose 6 by Kirin

*Magazine Rack – Walnut by ChiC buildings @ On9
*Curved Lamp – Walnut by ChiC buildings @ On9
*Bidikx – 01 by [BDKX] @ On9
*The Loveseat Bed Slate by Hive
*”Va Voom” Area Rug – Damask – Silver Grey by [CIRCA] @ Genre
*”Va Voom” Area Rug – Damask – Black by [CIRCA] @ Genre
Lucia Potted Olive Tree by {what next} @ Collabor88
Vintage Fan – Ivory by {what next}
Super long Hanging Hedera by Soy
Mesh Blinds Wide Long – Teak by LISP
Hanging Candle v2 / Bronze by Floorplan @ Collabor88
PC Desktop by Hideki
Wicker Bentwood Chair by Apple Fall
Building the Apartment by Hideki
Lilo’s Pineapple Lantern by Kalopsia
Maps Basket by Pilot
Maylee Skybox by Pilot
Happy Hour Tray by Dust Bunny @ Collabor88
Stacked Spell books by MudHoney
Hand-Rolled Smoking Decor by DIGS

Playing house


The little ones like to play house or sometimes like in this case take over the house.  Showing some items for the little ones today.  These tents are from Buglets as a gacha item and can be found at the current round of The Play Room. There are 10 commons and 1 rare and come with 12 poses for you and a friend.  It’s low impact at only 3 land impact. I’m on the setting up pose, but did use my handy dandy animare hud to move my head around so I could face the camera. You know we little ones are vain like that.

I’m also wearing some new nails also by Buglets, which can be found at the store.  The cabin nails comes in lots of colors and each color comes with four options.  I’m showing the ads below so you can get an idea of the colors for both items.

Happy shopping!

Hair – [Love Soul] – Hair *115*
Top – TinyOwl – Senorita Maiden Top {part of senorita outfit}
Shoes – TinyOwl – {part of senorita outfit}
*TD Cabin Nails – Buglets

*Lil Beach Tent Gacha – Buglets @ The Play Room
Daisy & Buddy Bears – BoOgErS {June 2015 Arcade}
Essential Rug – [DDD]/Dysfunctional Designs
Spargelton Veranda Cottage – Spargel & Shine Homes
Foundry Hide Sofa – Scarlet Creative
Cluttered House – Pile of Board Games – Second Spaces
Connect Four Board – Supernerd
Domino – Hideki
[Cherished Moments] Paws & Claws Rare – Ispachi {store closed}

*Review copy

PicMonkey Collage

You got to be kidding me.

Work Calleth 007

I’m stealing the line… “Oh the things we do for family” from a fellow blogger.  I ran around a few grocery stores this morning just to find a particular brand of peppered bacon for my sister.   My suggestion of just buy any regular brand of bacon and slap it with a load of pepper and you get the same thing quite wasn’t good enough.  It’s like you’re only feeding the family and we’ll understand if the recipe didn’t come out  exactly perfect.   We’ll only tease you from here on out at every family function.   You can see why I shy away from the kitchen.

Now a little Second Life.  As you all know I love creating fantasy outfits and with so many new inspiring items it’s hard not to want to create something fun and totally not of this century.  I plan on continuing to do this, except under a new blog created specifically for this purpose.  Every now and then I have felt my fantasy and/or role-play posts clashed a little with my mainstream posts of fashion and home and garden decor as well with the family oriented pictures with little me.  My biggest hesitation was the impact of having two blogs and what it would mean time wise and the additional work if any.

My experience with blogging so far has been very rewarding on a personal level and for the most part stress free. While I don’t know how long this journey will last, in the mean time I plan to just enjoy it if lasts only a week longer, a month or a year.   Not only has experience shown me, but the last few months have too that sometimes things can rapidly change.  Sharing all that if you wish to follow my newest blog you can find me also at Alexa’s Fantasy Wardrobe.  I’m still working on fixing up the layout as I remember how to do all those widgets once again, but slowly getting there.

Have a great Friday!

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Jessie @ FaMESHed
Jacket/Pants – Valentina E. Couture – Jolie Silk Suit Noir @ FaMESHed
Necklace – Maxi Gossamer – Ritzy Shimmer Pearls
Wallet – Just Design – Wallet Gacha 1 Flat
Key Chain – Lark
Glasses – Modish – Obscurity Shades Black

The Bakery, Chair & Bread Shelf – Hideki
Grey Newspaper Machine – Floorplan
Country Bushel Planter – Brown Wood & Antique Roses – [CIRCA] @ The Four Seasons Market

Pose: Newspaper Set by Label Motion 

The years gone by.

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Sometimes I long for what is familiar.  I remember visiting my paternal grandmother’s wooden frame home back when I was a child.  They lived in a small town in Washington state, a population that at the 2010 census was just under 11,000.  My grandmother was one of those stern, independent maternal types, who was also a bit of a hell raiser too.  She loved antiques and her home was filled in every corner with furniture and decorative pieces that sat atop these lace dollies.   I remember antique curios full of china, colorful glass ornaments and vases and everything of value to her.  It wasn’t a big house by today’s standards, but it was big in my eyes then and it had character.   One of the fondest memories that me and my older siblings have is that she always sent us care packages full of clothes and toys and when she visited she always came calling with these big old trunks full of gifts.  My dad was sort of her favorite and well we got the benefits of that favoritism.

She’s been long gone.  The last time I visited that area and her original home was some eight years ago while on a business trip to Seattle and I took a few extra days to visit with family.  My aunt now lives in that home and while her taste in decor isn’t of the same caliber or charm.. it still held the that old familiar smell of years gone by.

Spargelton Veranda Cottage – Spargel & Shine Homes
[Ossory] Cabinet, Basic Plates & Bowls, Tea Caddy, Candle Holder, Wooden Craft Dog  – Ispachi
Hanging Crate Light – Floorplan {House Hunt- Now over}
Book Shelf, Roses Jug, Patchwork Rug, Dolly Piano, Ulyssess Butterfly – Apple Fall {past gacha at The Chapter Four}
Wire Basket & Vase with Pinecones – Cheeky Pea {House Hunt – Now over} {modified from item}
Print Roll Screens – {anc} @ Shiny Shabby
Little White Cabinet Books, Pillow Chair Cow, Walking Sticks Rose – Junk @ Shiny Shabby
Hallway Rug, Shabby Daybed Rare, Shabby Table, Closet & Morning Coffee – Hideki @ Shiny Shabby
Garden Whitebook – {anc} @ The Arcade
Garden Craft – {anc} @ The Arcade
Decorative Pitcher – GA Home @ Shiny Shabby
Brass Hour Glass – Fancy Decor

Streams of light.

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In a few days the newest round of the Perfect 10 event will begin featuring home and garden items.  The event will run from the 1st of the month to the 15th and items will be exclusive at half or discounted prices only during the event.  I am showing some of the stuff from Finishing Touches.  The daybed that comes in a white and floral mint color comes packed with 46 single/couple animations and one of the lovely features of this bed is that if you touch the drawer below the daybed, it will open the trundle bed.

The rest of the set includes the rocking chair, the hanging frames, wall lanterns, bird cage and rugs.

*Painted Rocking Chair – Floral Mint – Finishing Touches @ The Cookie Jar ***starting March 1st***
*White Bird Cage on Stand with Ivy – Finishing Touches @ The Cookie Jar ***starting March 1st***
*Hanging Frames Floral Mint – Finishing Touches @ The Cookie Jar ***starting March 1st***
*Wall Lantern Floral Mint – Finishing Touches @ The Cookie Jar ***starting March 1st***
*Trundle Daybed Floral Mint – Finishing Touches @ The Cookie Jar ***starting March 1st***
Crossword Magazines – Tartessos Arts
Tabletop Magazines – [Noble] {store closed in-world}
Toronto Living Room Books – Bazar
Zelia Books – MudHoney {previous arcade item}
Annan Reclaimed Frame – Apple Falls
Amor Armoire White – Second Spaces @ Collabor88
Scrap Parts Robot – Hideki
Book Scales – Hideki
Summer Tray with Flowers – [keke]
Florcitas – *ionic*
The Pea Princess ‘s DIY Book Stable – [keke] @ Shiny Shabby

*Review copies.

[ARIA] @ The Mens Department

Aria at TMD

The newest round of The Mens Department begins later today and [ARIA] has an upholstered bench set that you can get in either PG or adult version with optional pillow pile and a vase with poppies. The bench has single and couples animations by menu and with auto-attach props.  As always you will have a selection of texture options for the leather, pillows and vase.  Only during the event will you be able to grab this set at a special and heavily discounted price.

Skin – Lumae – Beth Caramel
Lashes – Redgrave – 31 Extralong
Teeth – [PXL] – Mouth_open_Addon v7.1
Hair – Dura – Girl*59
Top – Emery – Galadriel Top Grey
Jeans – Maitreya – Boyfriend Jeans Dark
Hands & Feet – SLink – Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

*Raleigh Upholstered bench Set – [ARIA] @ The Mens Department
Iona Conservatory – Trompe Loeil
Vintage Eye Chart – Hideki @ The Chapter Four
Trois Pillows – llorisen
Taylor Rug Greige – The Loft
Tripod Lamp – Junk
Balance Scales – Junk
Basset Hound – Mesh Mafia

*Review copy.