Yeah, it's one of those days

Happy Friday!!  It’s a pretty extensive list of credits today so I will just sort of give some brief highlights.  The Arcade ends later tonight.. so it’s really the last chance to grab some fun items before they’re gone as some of the items are exclusives or you can always try finding them in marketplace or in-world locations where they have older gachas.

As the Arcade ends, a new round of The Gacha Guardians starts tomorrow or just under 15 hours to be exact. Lots of great items you’re going to find this round.  My guy here is wearing new releases by Belleza, which are at this round of Men Only Monthly.  Then I’m also showcasing decor by 22769, that you can find at this round of the newest event for men called Man Cave. The shelf with decor is at Shiny Shabby.

Hope it’s a great start to the fabulous weekend ahead!

Credits:
*Nathan Tucked Shirt Pink w/ Black Tie by -Belleza- @ Men Only Monthly
*Nathan Short Navy by -Belleza- @ Men Only Monthly 
Hair: No.Second by No.Match
Coffee Mug {from Wooden Plank Set} by THOR

Scene:
*His Trade Closet by David Heather @ The Arcade
-David Heather-Closet Island
-David Heather-His Jewelry Box RARE
-David Heather-Dog Tag Mannequin
-David Heather-Sunglass Display
-David Heather-Watch Box
-David Heather-Sneaker Box Mess
-David Heather-Jersey Mannequin 3
-David Heather-Framed Jersey
-David Heather-Jean Shelf RARE
-David Heather-Hat Display 1
-David Heather-Hat Display 2
-David Heather-Shoe Set
-David Heather-Jersey Mannequin 2
-David Heather-Workout Bag
-David Heather-Laundry Hamper

*Scandi Summer Dreams Gacha by shine by [ZD]The Gacha Guardians
shine by [ZD] SCANDI SUMMER DREAMS GACHA * Deco Basket
shine by [ZD] SNDI SUMMER DREAMS GACHA * Outdoor Lamp
shine by [ZD] SCANDI SUMMER DREAMS GACHA * Design Book
shine by [ZD] SCANDI SUMMER DREAMS GACHA * Stool

*Cacti & Succulent Collection by Cube Republic @ The Gacha Guardians
CR C&S Gacha 2 Gasteria Batesiana
CR C&S Gacha 6 Crassula Ovata Gollum
CR C&S Gacha 7 Aloe Bellatula
CR C&S Gacha 11 Cacti & Succulent Encyclopedia *Touch me*

*Man Cave Decor by 22769 @ Man Cave 
22769 – Industrial Sideboard
22769 – Vintage Toy Car
22769 – Musical Bust
22769 – Baseball
22769 – A World Of Wood And Steel Wallart
22769 – Mancave Armchair
22769 – Industrial End Table
22769 – Scooter Lamp
22769 – Industrial End Table
22769 – Wall Plant 1
22769 – Wall Plant 2

*Hanging Shelf – Brown Wood by 22769 @ Shiny Shabby

Blackout Bed (PG) by Fancy Decor
Toronto-Bedroom Books by Bazar
Spy Camera with Super Zoom Lens by Yummy
Curtain – Chocolate Linen by +sanctuaire+

Please visit Gimmegacha.com to learn more about The Gacha Guardians.

Each memory has a soundtrack of it’s own

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Happy Saturday! The credits were way longer than I thought, even with having much of the information it still takes time to sort it out and insert all the links and everything else that goes along with making a blog post.  Though I’m in a cheerful good mood today so let me share what I’m showing today.

I’ll start with what I’m wearing.  The Valery Skin is a new release by Insol and it’s available at Tres Chic.  I wasn’t familiar with this skin creator, so it was nice to try it out and was rather pleased with the skin tones and easy to use applier system. I’m wearing the tan version of the skin, but you can find an additional five tones (peach, miilk, honey, creme and cinnamon) as well.

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The pulled back hairstyle called Alanis is by Opale and available in 9 different color sets also at Tres Chic. The lovely necklace is available in a black, silver or gold pack.  The cute dress with open shoulders is by Kaithleen’s and you’ll find it in a range of colors, at least 15 if not more.  Then I’m wearing one of the new releases by Empire, which are the Tithonia that are available at this round of Kustom9.  As always with Empire shoes, you get a 12-color hud that gives you quite a few options.  My last picture gives you a close up of the necklace and hair.

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The last items being showcased are all the decor items. The first is the rustic Whimsical Light set by [Merak], available at Shiny Shabby.  The candle in the vintage lamp light can be turned on and off. The painted tree comes in two versions, showing the green base, the other not show is silver. The rustic vase also in two versions, shown is green base as well and the other not shown is red. They can all be purchased separately or in a discounted pack.

I’m showing rugs from Bee Designs, and it’s part of their Haven Tree House Gacha out now at Shiny Shabby.  Other items from this same creator are items from their Bella Gacha set at Lost & Found. The two frames above the bed, the suitcases on the bed and decor boxes on the chair.  The small golden table that holds the teal lamp is by I[BDKX]I-//- and is available at On9, which is open for another couple or so days. The lounge type chair is by Sources and at Cosmopolitan.  You can change the texture of both the chair and the blanket.

That’s all for today. It’s time for me to grab some lunch before I start on getting this posted to Flickr.

Credits:
*Hair: Alanis by Opale @ Tres Chic
*Skin: Valery ‘Tanned’ Tone by InsolTres Chic
*Necklace: Remedy (Gold) Black Gem by ERSCH @ Tres Chic
*Dress: Warmer Dress – Tan Maitreya by  Kaithleen’s  @ Tres Chic
*Shoes: Tithonia – Maitreya by EMPIRE @ Kustom9
Mesh Body: Lara V3.5 by Maitreya
Mesh Head: Tumble 4.10 by Catwa
Mesh Eyes: Triumph Eyes – Poltergeist by Ikon

Scene:
*Whimsical Light Set by [Merak] @ Shiny Shabby
[Merak] – Vintage Lamp Light
[Merak] – Painted Tree (Green Base)
[Merak] – Rustic Green Vase
*Haven Tree House Gacha Rugs by .:Bee Designs :. @ Shiny Shabby
*Bella Set Gacha by .:Bee Designs :. @ Lost & Found
.:Bee Designs:.Bella Set gacha Frames
.:Bee Designs:.Bella Set gacha Frames
.:Bee Designs:.Bella Set gacha Suitcases
.:Bee Designs:.Bella Set gacha Decor boxes
*Evo Table 04 by I[BDKX]I -//- @ On9 
*Dobble 2 by Sources @ Cosmopolitan
All For Love Suitcase & Roses by Serenity Style
Clavichord & Stool by Fancy Decor
Aged Chair by Toro
Toro. Morning Coffee by Toro
Bubble Lamp by Floorplan @ Collabor88
Framed Glass / Teal by Floorplan
Save room for my love_gacha {1} by :HAIKEI:
Envelopes by Dutchie
Poppy’s Cello by Kalopsia @ Collabor88
Poppy’s Music Sheets by Kalopsia @ Collabor88
Darling Hanging Plant by Dust Bunny
Hanging Planter (clay) by Tarte
Ginny Bed Adult – Vintage by MudHoney  for Deco(c)rate
Delilah Decorative Vases Group w/ Poppies by [ARIA]
Downtown Cottage N27 {Pattern interior} by Ionic
Curtain – Cream Linen by +sanctuaire+
Bulldog_dog_v3.3 by [TomatoPark]

Pose: Despondent by Del May {Modded}

Get your game on

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Thank goodness for early voting where you can bypass the lenghty lines and the boisterous crowds to cast your vote before election day.  I was in and out in less than 15 minutes, which was a quarter of what I thought that it would take. The place was busy, but running so smoothly that it took no effort to get through the line.

Now I can sit back, blog and relax for an hour before the dinner hour.  Today I am featuring some more items at the Geeks & Nerds Event, which is ongoing for a few more days until Nov. 5th.

The beanbags, rug and the game on wall art is by Wimey,who has The Nerdist’s Home Gacha, that contains 13 commons and 3 rares.  The gaming office desk, chair, computer, white screen and keyboard and mouse are by [ht:home], and are sets available in three colors.

Isli Designs has the RadSphere 3000 available in 8 colors that can be purchased invidiually or in a fatpack.  The cubed decor pictures of geek and nerd are by [USB].

The boom pow frames, ctrl-alt-del pillows, geek, nerd and floppy drive are from the Nerdy Decor Gacha by .peaches., which has 6 commons and 2 rares. The canvas prints of dork, geek and nerd are by Cwtch and sold as a pack.  The Herry Perter Beebles Action Figures are by BoOgErS sold as a set, which includes nine figures.

Credits:
Items found at Geeks & Nerds:  <- Landmark
*The Nerdist’s Home Gacha by Wimey
Wimey: Game On! Wall Art RARE
Wimey: Our Guest Entry Rug
Wimey: Leather Beanbag Black

*Gaming Office by [ht:home]
[ht:home] gaming office – desk black
[ht:home] gaming office – screen white
[ht:home] gaming office – keyboard & mouse white
[ht:home] gaming office – computer white
[ht:home] gaming office – chair

*RadSphere 3000 by isil Designs
~isil~ RadSphere 3000 Radio (White) 1.2 by isil Designs

*Cubed Decor by [USB]
[USB] – Cubed Picture-Nerd
[USB] – Cubed Picture-Geek

*Nerdy Decor Gacha by .peaches.
.peaches. Boom Pow Frames
.peaches. We Pillows Three (M/C)
.peaches. Geek Sign
.peaches. Nerd Sign
.peaches. Floppy Drive

*Canvas Prints by Cwtch.
Cwtch. Dork Canvas Print
Cwtch. Geek Canvas Print
Cwtch. Nerd Canvas Print

*Herry Perter Beebles Action Figures by *BoOgErS*
<:*BoOgErS*:> Action Beebles Perferser McGernerger
<:*BoOgErS*:> Action Beebles Verldemert
<:*BoOgErS*:> Action Beebles Dermberder
<:*BoOgErS*:> Action Beebles Herry
<:*BoOgErS*:> Action Beebles Rern
<:*BoOgErS*:> Action Beebles Hermerner
<:*BoOgErS*:> Action Beebles Drerker
<:*BoOgErS*:> Action Beebles Perferser Snerp
<:*BoOgErS*:> Action Beebles Hergrerd

Other items used:
[Creativity] Set by Sway’s
-Books
-Tea Mug . Blue
-Pencil cup
-Magazine
Curtain – Cream Linen by +sanctuaire+ {modded}
Southwoods Cottage by DaD Designs @ Shiny Shabby

Peace and tranquility begins inside of you first

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Are you all done with your Christmas decorating?  I’m not. I don’t even have a house down right now.  The momentum is building to create something with all these Christmas decorations that I’ve been showing.  Maybe I will work on that this weekend. Maybe. I just desire to be foolishly free and unencumbered and have fun and enjoy myself again.

If you’re still looking for Christmas decor today I am showing some pieces from [CIRCA] that can be found currently for a few more days at the Color Me Project.  The pouffe, bench and area rug and twig tree planter are in an exclusive winter blue color for the event. They will be discounted at 25%.  If blue is not your color head on over to the store where you can find these items in another color or find plenty of other Christmas decor.

The Perfect 10 event is also now open for it’s December round and the tree candle trio on the console is by Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine that can be found in this color and several other festive Christmas colors.

I will be showing a few more Christmas items in the next days so stick around.

Credits:
*”Polar Drift” – Snowflake Pouffe – Frost􀀊􀀊 – [CIRCA] @ Color Me Project
*”Polar Drift” Bench – Winter Blues – [CIRCA] @ Color Me Project
*”Polar Drift” Area Rug – Ribbed Icy Blue – [CIRCA] @ Color Me Project
*”Polar Drift” Twig Tree Planter – Winter Frost – [CIRCA] @ Color Me Project
*”Polar Drift” Tray Table with Treats (Short) – [CIRCA] @ Color Me Project
*Winter Tree Candle Trio Sweet – Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine @ The Cookie Jar for Perfect 10
Curtain – Cream Linen – +Sanctuaire+
Decorative Sleigh Natural with Pillow – Trompe Loeil 
Cotton Cluster – Apple Fall 
Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace (White) – Apple Fall 
Procol winter wreath – Second Spaces {previous Spruce Up Your Space Item}
White Painted Console – Boathouse
Log Candle Centre Piece – Shutter Field

The comfort of a warm bath soothes the soul

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Bringing you another preview from the Perfect 10 Event that has already started and runs from August 1st to the 15th.  The Victorian bath by Michigan Shack is an adult product with an extensive menu that includes animations for singles and couples.  I tested out the singles menu, which had nine animations ranging from just laying back and enjoying a warm bath to shaving.  The latter gave me quite the chuckle, because it covered every area a woman would shave.

The bath also comes with a texture change hud that has over 70 different options to change the metal work, the exterior, the interior and shower curtains.  This can be had for a discount during the Perfect 10 event.  The other items pictured are not new.   I found tinting the bathroom cabinet from LAQ Decor just a little to match the color of the bathtub made it work together.

Credits:
*Victorian Bath – Michigan Shack for Perfect 10 @ The Cookie Jar
Bathroom Cabinet Sink-White – LAQ Decor {tinted}
Curtain – Cream Linen – +Sanctuaire+ {tinted}
Toronto Slippers & Bathroom Carpet & Mirror – Bazar
Arizona Bathroom Vase, Trash Bin & Candles – Bazar
Floria Bathroom Rug – Bazar

Lesson 36

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I may be redundant when I say the following.  It just feels like I’ve spoken this before or maybe I just thought these things and never wrote on them.

Normally, I talk about real life events when I do these lessons.  I primarily started doing the lessons for personal growth.  Since I am and interact the same in both worlds, obviously with a bit more care and on occasion maybe daring to do things I wouldn’t even consider in real life, Second Life would be part of that growth.  Though not doing much or interacting with that many people these days in-world it does limit my ability to utilize examples that could pertain to these lessons.

Today’s lesson brings to mind something that I have observed when it comes to liking or disliking things on Flickr or on blogs.  Being a blogger who likes to take pictures it’s only natural that I would like to shop.   One of the ways I have stayed in touch with what is newly released is by perusing blogs and Flickr.  Since I am talking about Flickr I will take time to mention that I don’t make it a practice to favorite too many fashion pictures as there are far too many that I like that it would clog my favorites.  Generally, I stick to liking landscapes, furniture pictures because it helps me remember things I own as well and recently I started to favorite pictures of things I want to go look for once released.   Mainly, I like favoring pictures that tell a story.   You’ve heard that statement that a picture is worth a thousand words.   For a great example, I recently liked several photos of Harvey Crabsticks as they were a sequence and telling a story.  I love that sort of thing.

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To my observation.  I have noticed that many people will like a picture of yours just because you liked one of theirs.  I simply don’t understand that.   I rather you like my picture because you really do like it, other than liking it because I happened to like one of yours.   I do believe that sometimes we will go and look at someone’s work when we note they liked one of ours.  I have done this, and will like something I might have not seen.  Flickr pictures are being uploaded continuously by members you follow that there is bound to be pictures that you will miss.  That being said I still see this soft token of “people-pleasing” in observance.  The same thing applies to blogs.

In short. It’s not a big deal.  Like to your hearts content.  Just an observation.

The Best Year of Your Life by Debbie Ford

Lesson 36:  Please Yourself

People-pleasing is one of the great epidemics of our times. I know so many people who can’t seem to find the time or energy to nurture their own dreams or bring their goals to fruition. Could it be that people-pleasing is the silent culprit behind their exhaustion and over committed schedules?

Many of us learned early on that pleasing others is a good way to receive validation or affection. And now it’s become a habit that we perpetuate even though it doesn’t serve us or our visions. This week, take your focus off of pleasing others, and instead look for ways to please yourself.

Your Self-Love Assignment

Reflect on one area of your life where you feel resentful, powerless, or resigned. Allow yourself to see how many of your actions in this part of your life are driven by your need to please others. What lengths do you go to in an attempt to get others to like you? Do you pretend to be the “nice” guy or girl? Do you conceal some of your brilliance or hide some of your power so that you won’t intimidate others?

Next, ask yourself if your quest to be liked and please others has actually paid off. Is it bringing you what you want?

Allow yourself to see what would be available to you if your first commitment were to please yourself. How would that affect your sense of worthiness, joy, and self-love?

Finally, identify three actions you could take this week that would be pleasing to you … and take them.

Self-Love Points Earned

Give yourself 50 points for every action you take (or don’t take) that pleases you!

Credits:

Eyes – Ikon – Perspective Eyes Midnight
Hair – CaTwA – Sandy V2 Hair
Dress – Color.Me.H.O.F. – Mesh [Victoria Dress[Plum] @ Collabor88
Earrings – Lazuri – Silver & Black Onyx Earrings
Ring – RYCA – Rig Gold/onyx
Shoes – !SSD – Mata Hari Jeweled Stilettos {must be worn with Slink AvEnhance Female High Feet}
Feet – Slink – AvEnhance Female High Feet
Pose: Seduction Poses by Di’s Opera

Scene:

Tampa House – InVerse
Grand Piano Mesh -Michigan Shack
Salvadore Sculpture – Aria
CB Potted Plant (pink marble) – Tygra Lefavre/Casa Bella (came with CB Luxury Skybox)
Curtains – HEAVILY EDITED from pieces of Fanatik Curtains & Sanctuaire Curtains
CB Floral Creme Rug & CB Rizzy Rug Sculpted – Tygra Lefavre/Casa Bella (came with CB Luxury Skybox)
Sakura Tree – Nadine Reverie/3D Trees
Yellow Forest Daisy Flowers – Bunnie Badger/Two Moon Gardens
Yews & Garden Hedges – Nadine Reverie/3D Trees
Stone Wall & Gate – AA Build & Design
Japanese Tori Gate – Botanical
MK-BT Bo Maple Tree – Mitsuko Kytori {just visible in background}

Hot diggity dog!

 

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“Oh, I’d love to be an Oscar Mayer wiener.
That is what I’d truly like to be.
‘Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener,
Everyone would be in love with me.

Oh, I’m glad I’m not an Oscar Mayer wiener.
That is what I’d never want to be.
Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener.
There would soon be nothing left of me!

View the original commercial here.

Credits:

Alexa:
Hair – Truth – Melita in Blacks & Whites
Top – Ricielli – Basic Sweater Sand & Black {past hunt}
Pants – Kiwi – Yaren Mesh Slacks Onyx
Clipboard – RC Cluster
Pose – oOo Studio – Adrienne Set {modified with Animare}
Sydney:
Hair – Love Soul – Hair*115* Jet Black
Complete Outfit – Baby Pie – Freesia
Pose – Say Cheese – Hot Dog
Scene:
House – Barnesworth Anubis – Carraway Bungalow
Sanctuaire – Curtain Cream Linen
Bazar – Floria Dining Table & Floria Kitchen Island
Lin’s Art Gallery – Eiffel Tower Wall Art
Aria – Vita Deco Pots Large Type 2
Champagne Glass Warm – Laika
Glass Set2 Warm – Laika
Stacked Plate – Laika
Bryony Wine Glasses Group – Aria
Bryony Plate Stack with Knives – Aria
Bryony Fork Pile – Aria
Bryony Napkin Pile – Aria
Bryony Bowl Stack – Aria
Deborah Plant Type – Aria
Notes to Santa – Pewter – Consignment