Stand tall and be strong


Over the summer I took a trip to Texas as I was contemplating on moving there at the time.  I traveled with all women that are members of my immeidate family visiting various cities.  While at each city we took in the local attractions and in San Antonio one of the places we visited was the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, where you get to drive through acres of what their web site describes as “rolling hills, creek beds, and magnificent live oak trees and witness the behavior of over 500 animals from 40 exotic, native and endangered animal species worldwide.” 

I can certainly attest to seeing a lot of animals that literally came up to your car as you drove through at a slow pace.  Unfortunately, during the time we traveled that part of the nation was experiencing heavy rains and the roads where the giraffes were housed and roamed were flooded.  My niece loves these tall and regal looking animals and I do also. Though to compensate they had moved a few giraffes to the front of the ranch in an enclosed area where you could walk to and see them up close.  This was one of the best highlights of our trip as we really had an enjoyable time seeing all the animals and we laughed so hard during our time there that it will always be a pleasant memory for all of us to cherish as we bonded even closer then.

So that when I saw this nicely done woodlance fence set from .peaches., which is their release for the Draftsman Event that starts tomorrow I thought of using giraffes, which then made me remember our trip.  The fence ranges in land impact from 1 to 12 for the arch with the gate.  I will be showing more items from this event in the coming days.

My hair and clothes are from this round of Tres Chic with the hair with fedora being by Beusy and sweater top and suede lace-up shorts or hotpants as named by Petite Mort.  It’s not often that I go outside my natural tones when it comes to wearing hairs, but I felt like something different today so I chose the special colors to wear. I thought it looked really pretty and vibrant.

The outfit is mesh body compatible and is also available in several different colors; 5 for the hotpants and 10 for the tops. They fit perfectly with my maitreya mesh body and to complement the outfit I am wearing the newest thigh high heels by Empire called Weigela that are available at this new round of Kustom9.  The pose is another great one by K&S Poses, which is a continuing one of their Katya sets.

If you read this far… thank you!  I’m in a chatty mood apparently. 🙂

Have a great one!

*Hair: Ashlie Hair w/ Fedora (Specials) by Beusy – NEW @ Tres Chic
*Brick Cropped Mock Turtleneck Maitreya by Petite Mort – NEW @ Tres Chic
*Petite Mort- Cocoa Suede Lace-up Hotpants Maitreya by Petite Mort – NEW @ Tres Chic
*Shoes: Weigela – Maitreya by Empire – NEW @ Kustom9
Mesh Head: Destiny V4.9 Mesh Head by Catwa
Mesh Body: Lara V3.5 by Maitreya
Skin: FLF Rila catwa Applier by Belleza
Eyes: Triumph Eyes – Poltergeist by Ikon

*Woodland Fence Set by .peaches. – NEW @ Draftsman Event ***Opens Tomorrow***
Giraffes by Just Animals
Forest 414T {the trees} by Thorenbuilt
Woodland Weeds by Two Moon Gardens
Wild Grasses – Browns by ~*Forest Floor*~ 
Mossy Rock Grouping – Classic by ~*Forest Floor*~ 
Land Forms Building Set by Studio Skye

*Pose: Katya~5 by K&S Poses

Finally home


I’m back…even though I never got an opportunity to mention that I would be gone for a few days and without internet.  My apologies for that as I just didn’t have the time to log in and do one more post.  Then somewhere between that time period and now I’ve misplaced the memory stick where I had saved those photos.

In any case I’m ready to once again show you some wonderful items from all over the grid.  It might be a little slow going at first as a knee injury has flared up and I’m limping at the moment.

Today I am featuring several items and I’ll start with what I am wearing.  It’s going to be a rather long post for one picture, so I will try and include more pictures next time.  The hair and hat is by No.Match and available at this newly opened round of On9, that started on September 9th.  No.Joke and it’s the name of the hair/hat combo and great for this fall weather that is upon us now.  The sweater top is by [Lakshmi] and also at On9.  It’s available in several colors and there is a skirt that is available as well to fit the top.

The Royalty Leggings I am wearing is a new release by Wazzer Works and will soon be available at the newest round of The Secret Affair that begins September 15th. This is the start of their Fall 2016 line, so hope to show you more of their creations soon.  The heels I am wearing is a new release by Empire and available at Collabor88.  The Hebe heels includes 15 colors in the color hud and they are mesh body compatible.

I’m holding a money duffel bag by (epia) available at their main store.  The name of the 100% mesh bag is “Make it Rain” and literally it can rain lindens. It’s HUD-controllable, and has the ability to throw money stacks that can pay real linden dollars to those who walk over or touch them.  The amount can be changed via the HUD.  It has 10 different texture/color options, and 4 bag versions that allows you to wear the bag on your hand, arm, chest or back.

The remaining items that I am featuring in today’s post is the egret, which is by TLC and it’s available at the Spoonful of Sugar festival that I mentioned in my last post benefits the Doctors without Borders/Medicins Sans Frontieres. Visit the website for more information.  The cherry trees in the background are the latest new release by Little Branch at On9, which are four seasons that can be accessed via the menu.  The pink and green bushes along the lit pathway are also by Little Branch and available at The Chapter Four event.

Lots more to come as I try to catch up again.

*Hair: No.Joke by No.Match @ On9
*Amelia Top (Maitreya) by [LAKSHMI] @ On9
*Royalty Leggings [Lara] by [WAZ]/Wazzer Works @ The Secret Affair
*Shoes: Hebe – Maitreya by Empire @ Collabor88
*’Make It Rain’ Money Dufflebag by (epia)/Every Pixel is Art
My Baby Orangutan Ash by [Black Bantam]

*Tropical Snow V1 Pink {Mesh} by Little Branch @ The Chapter Four
*Tropical Snow {Mesh} by Little BranchThe Chapter Four
*Cherry Tree.V2 {4Seasons} Little Branch @ On9
*Egret by TLC @ Spoonful of Sugar
4×4-Black by Bueno @ The Arcade
Lit Brick Path by JIAN
Speargrass Patch 2012 by .:buddhabeats:.

Pose: Stand by M i l a Poses

100% of the proceeds of at least one item in each store will be directly donated to the charity plus a participation donation by each designer.  All monies will be going to the American office of Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), an international organization that provides emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care regardless of politics, religion or other affiliations.

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have


Featuring a new release by [Schultz Bros.], which is this skybox that is available now at this new round of Cosmopolitan.  It’s copy/mod with only a 7 land impact and its approximately 15 x 11m.  Great if you are limited in prim and need something small. I’ve included a collage picture below of how it looks unfurnished.

The skybox is furnished with some new and old stuff.  The bed, ottomans, clock and mirror along with the nightstand are items by Bee Designs and it’s from their French Rose gacha.  It was from a previous event, but you should be able to find it at the store.  The stuffed sheep near the stairs are also by Bee Designs, and are from this round of Lost & Found, but it ends tonight, so they should be available at the store.  They are the cutest things and make great decor for anywhere in the house.


Here’s a close up of the dogs. The adult wanderer I’ve shown previously in a post and it’s the reward dog when you hit the JIAN machine at the Arcade 25 times.  The family bed is a common and its texture change for both the dogs and the bed. It’s also only 1 land impact.

PicMonkey Collage

Happy shopping!

*Ellie Loft – Skybox by [Schultz Bros.] @ Cosmopolitan
*French Rose Gacha Set by .:Bee Designs.:
{Bed Rare, Rug, Ottoman 1, Ottoman 2, Mirror, Clock Rare,
Nightstand and Frame}
*Counting Sheeps Gacha by .:Bee Designs.:
{Hanging Sheep (Girl), Hanging Sheep (Boy), Sitting Sheep
Girl Rare and Sitting Sheep Boy Rare}
*Lively Labs :: Adult (Wanderer) *Reward* by JIAN @ The Arcade
*Lively Labs :: Family Bed by JIAN @ The Arcade
Industrial Shelves with Fan by Shutter Field
[Cat] Planter . Grass by Sway’s
Books Standing and Flat Decor by MeshNation
Leather Chair & Pillow / Caramel by Brocante
Vintage Summer Rugs – Beige Bright by LISP
The Arcade J 16 – Nerites Wall Lamp by Scarlet Creative 
Terrace Flowers Vase (clay) by {what next} 
Amelie Basket by Scarlet Creative 
Linen Trunk I & II by Revival {old gift}
Bird Art by Junk
Pioneer Vintage Trunk by unKindness
Flea Market Finds – Old Sewing Patterns by Second Spaces 
The Sewing Corner – Fabric Rolls by Pixel Mode
Dress Form by Apple Fall
Potted Cheese Plant [White] by Soy
Potted Traveler’s Palm Tree [Gray] by Soy
Dress Form – Materials by Remarkable Oblivion {past group gift}
Beta Video Player V808-A by Seven Emporium
Anahata – Magazine Clutter by  Pixel Mode
Container Plan Gacha / {5} by :HAIKEI: 
Retro Radio by Apple Fall
Corrugated Blinds [Down-shade half]  by Soy

Bird bath with Robin [linked] by TLC @ Cosmopolitan {Cosmo Anniversary Gift}
Mystic Birch{4 Seasons} by Little Branch
Snakeweed {4 Seasons} by Little Branch

The American Countryside


There’s a bit of excitement in the air as the month draws to a close when the doors will open for the next round of the Arcade.  The gallery is now up, but I’ve not really had a chance to sit and go through it just yet.  Though what I’ve seen so far in the blogs and flickr it’s another great round of amazing stuff starting with another set that I’m showing today by Hive.


The American Countryside gacha is just fantastic. There are 17 commons and 2 rares, which are the barn and the shed and the reward for hitting the machine 25 times is the fence kit that has a secondary color option on touch.  The two rares have a texture change option — for the barn: the bottom front panel and for the shed: the side displaying a faded american flag.


So many wonderful pieces to use as a single unit or as a complete set to decor your own homes.

Have a great Saturday!

*American Countryside by Hive @ The Arcade
-The Old Shed RARE
-The Old Barn RARE
-Lighted Piggie
-Broken Farmer’s Market Sign
-Country Drum Fan [silver]
-Dinner Bell [post white]
-Bin of signs
-Forgotten Basketball Hoop
-Spare Bins
-Forgotten Clothesline
-Wash Tub [Silver]
-Wash Tub [Rusted]
-Corner Section
-Entrance Gate [With Sign]
-Country Drum Fan [Onyx]
-Barn Lamp
-Milking Stool
-Dinner Bell [Rusty Red]
-Butter Churn [Open]
-Butter Churn [Closed]
-Hay Hooks

Other items used:
Hay Bale (Pile) by The Artist Shed {past hunt gift}
Field Tools on the Wall by Moon_Sha
Bales of Straw by Clutter
Dirt Road by Happy Mood
Garden Tree08 – Yellow Green by Happy Mood
Shrub – Yellow Green by Happy Mood
Itchy Grass [Brown] by *alirium*
Puffy Grass [Brown] by *alirium*
Grazing Horse Whiteby United InshCon
Standing Horse Bean/Whiteby United InshCon
Walking Horse Blackby United InshCon
18 – New Beginnings – Hen Set by 8f8
17 – New Beginnings – Geese by 8f8

Piglet farm

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When I first saw the barn, windmill and sprinkler items from [Schultz Bro.], there was no thought on how I would show them until I laid them out and thought of what animals to use in the picture. It just happened that this past Friday, a friend who lives in Tennessee, was transporting a pig she saved from the slaughter house to one of these facilities where they take care of pigs.

That’s how my piglet farm came to be. She doesn’t run a farm, but she has several acres and has a love of animals and was telling me that she needed to invest in a larger barn if she took in anymore animals. She already owns horses, birds, dogs and cats and no telling what else.

Now to what I am featuring today.  Schultz Bros. has put together another fantastic realistic set of items that will be released at the upcoming round of Cosmopolitan that begins on August 15th.  These items are not sold together as a set, they will be available individually. The homestead barn is realistically textured and detailed and it only has a land impact of 29 and the separate barn light is 1.  The old windmill has a land impact of 10 and has female and male and unisex animations.  The rusted sprinkler shown is the larger of all four pieces in this set of sprinklers.  The land impact ranges from 2 to 13, which is shown here only partially.

Everything is 100% mesh with copy and mod permission.  Truly fantastic pieces if you have a love of old stuff and the country life style.

Have a great Sunday!

*The Homestead Barn by [Schultz Bros.] @ Cosmopolitan **August 15th**
*The Old Windmill by [Schultz Bros.] @ Cosmopolitan 
*Rusted Farm Sprinkler – Broken (7) by [Schultz Bros.] @ Cosmopolitan 
Dirt Ground- Heavy by [TUFF]
Pigs by Just Animals
Old Spigot / Water Trough by POST
Barnyard Buddies :: Hay Bales by JIAN
Trees by [we’re CLOSED]
Shrub Large Green by [we’re CLOSED]
Shrub Large Bare by [we’re CLOSED]
Kattegat Series: Shelter & Goods Folke by Del-ka Aedilis
Old Grass by S.R Creations & Clip Arts Pre Fabs
Wooden Fence by Sensorya Xue {Modded}

It’s a play date

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*My Kawaii Pencils Blue, Mint, Pink & Yellow by *BoOgErS*{ Color Me Cute
*Countryside Collies by JIAN @ The Epiphany
-Companion Pup Tri
-Wanderer Pup Tri
-Companion Pup Bi
-Companion Pup Sable
-Wanderer Pup Bi
-Companion Pup Blue Merle
-TV Pups Rare
*Outfit: TD Xenia [Cream] (Baby) by Buglets @ Ninety-nine
Hair: *158 Jet Black by [Love Soul]
Rose Blue Sneakers by {Petite Bowtique}

Other Items:
Flying Curtains – White Lace by Knick Knacks
[Torley] Watermelon Floor Cushions & Pillows by Sway’s

Always be mindful of who and what lurks near


*Thresher Shark by JIAN @ Summerfest ’16
*Great White Shark by JIAN@ Summerfest ’16
*Mako Shark by JIAN @ Summerfest ’16
*Mini Checkers – Beach by Shutter Field {Group Gift}
*Drink Raft – Blue by RC @ Summerfest ’16
*Duckee Bumper Buoy & Duckee Bumpers by Culprit @ Summerfest ’16
Stella River Barge & Folding Chair by Trompe Loeil @ Collabor88

Hair: The Tumble Hair by Olive {past gacha}
[Maree Collection] Bodysuit Black by MoDANNA

Spring cleaning makes you want to take a catnap

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*Spring Cleaning Gacha Set by unKindness @ FaMESHed
– Spring Cleaning Clothes Line White
– Spring Cleaning Clothes Line Green
– Spring Cleaning Clothes Basket Seat v2
– Spring Cleaning Clothes Basket Empty
– Spring Cleaning Clothes Basket Seat

*Kitten Collection by JIAN @ FaMESHed
-Snuggle Pile
-Wanderer (Rez me!)
-Sleepy 1

*Mystic Birch_Cluster {4Seasons} by Little Branch @ FaMESHed
*Mystic Birch {4Seasons} by Little Branch @ FaMESHed

Hair: Mayu by Argrace
Dress: Moriarty – Black Denim by Dead Dollz @ Shiny Shabby
Spring Brise_v2 {With Flowers Menu} by Little Branch
Wild Grass by Studio Skye
Morning Dew Grass by T-Spot

Piglets on the loose

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When I was setting out the pigs for this picture it made me think of the words piggly wiggly, which comes from another childhood memory.  It’s a name of a grocery store primarily located in the southeastern part of the US.

How can you forget a store that had a smiling little pig as part of their logo and it be the first thing you would spot when you got near the store.  It makes me smile as I recall those trips to the store with my parents and siblings.

Just look at those faces!

These are just a few of the barnyard buddies that JIAN has created for this round of the Gacha Garden.  The whole set is 25 altogether, which is 22 commons and 3 rares and has piglets, rams and ponies as well as a hay feeder, water trough, hay bales and wheel barrow.

The expressions on the faces of the animals just make you laugh and sure to bring you lots of amusement.

So go check them out!

Details on the gacha set are below the credits.

*Barnyard Buddies Gacha by JIAN @ The Gacha Garden
:: Hay Bales
:: Wheelbarrow
:: Pink Piglet (Wanderer)
:: Spotted Piglet (Wanderer)
:: Org Spotted Piglet (Wanderer)
:: Muddy Piglets Rare

L$50 per play \ 10% rare rate \ 3 rares \ 22 commons

━━━━━━━━━━━━ ★ RARES★ ━━━━━━━━━━━━

All rares in this set texture change the textures of the animal(s) and have sound.

━ Muddy Piglets & Resting Ram
These are rezzed decor pieces. They are 3 LI at included size and have all options in a drop down touch menu.

━ Pony Ride
This is a WORN avatar companion that overrides your avatar’s animations to have you sit in the seat.
Click the pony for all options in a drop down touch menu.
You can resize your pony as necessary. You can also adjust your avatar offset height if necessary and move
the object around as needed to fit your avatar.

━ Livestock Yard *SOI*
This item, granted to each player at the Gacha Garden who played 20 times, is a modifyable yard that texture
changes and has gates that open and close on click.

━━━━━━━━━━ ◐ COMMONS ◑ ━━━━━━━━━━

━ Wandering Animals ━
Wanderers are animals that you can set out on your land to let wander freely in a customizable radius.
Click on your wandering animal once it is rezzed ON LAND to get the drop down menu.
Radius will tell your animal how far from it’s rez point that it may travel in any direction.
Wander turns your pet on or off. Please turn your pet OFF before moving it!

━ Companion Animals ━
These are worn avatar companions. Right click and choose “Add” from your inventory.
Companions run along side of you and have idle animations that they’ll cycle through as you stand still.

━ Rezzed Decor Bits ━
These include: Hay bales, Wheelbarrow, Water Trough, Hay Feeder
These are rezzed decor items. Some texture change. All are 1 LI.
The water trough’s faucet will turn on or off at touch/click.