Just being ourselves, and enjoying every minute

I had the great pleasure of being asked to collaborate by Kimmy Ridley, a fellow blogger enthusiast.  While we had never met in-world until today, we have known each other through our Flickr streams. It was a lot of fun and she definitely lives up to her sweet natured personality.

You can also check out her work on her blog, “LookBook, What LookBook?” and you can grab her credits for what she’s wearing here on her post.  The rest of the details for everything shown is listed below.

*Hair: Sahara A by eXxEsS
*Wrap Crop Top – Maitreya by Tetra @ Collabor88
*High-Waisted Tie pants – Maitreya by Tetra @ Collabor88

*Atomic Skybox by Anxiety – Feb. 2018 Builder’s Box

*Play With Me Set by 22769 @ Romp
22769 – Pool Rack
22769 – Pool Table – ADULT
22769 – Pool Clutter Balls Chaotic
22769 – Pool Clutter Balls Formation
22769 – Pool Clutter Queues
22769 – Pool Lamp

Z-Tease Gacha by [ zerkalo ]
[ zerkalo ] Z-tease – Dancing Girl Neon
[ zerkalo ] Z-tease – Girls Do It Better Neon (blink on click)
[ zerkalo ] Z-tease – Yes Neon (blink on click)
[ zerkalo ] Z-tease – What Did I Do?

When seasons change…

In case your mind has been elsewhere and you’ve not been paying attention, the season has more or less changed into Autumn/Fall. It’s officially here on Friday. It’s my favorite season of all.  I love the colors, the decor and it’s always the time of year when carnivals come to town.  Just the thought makes me want a big caramel candy apple topped with nuts or I’ll settle for a funnel cake.

Well not going to talk a lot today. I’m actually tired, but won’t go into that.  I’m going to leave you all to peruse credits if anything catches your eyes.

Have a great one!

*The Summer Is Gone Gacha by ..::THOR::.. @ PocketGacha  
..::THOR::.. The Old Shed SUPER RARE
..::THOR::.. The DIY Bed – RARE
..::THOR::.. 2- The Vintage Nightstand
..::THOR::.. 3- The Vintage Radio
..::THOR::.. 4- The Stacked Blankets
..::THOR::.. 5- The Jar of Fireflies
..::THOR::.. 6- The Coffee Cup
..::THOR::.. 7- The Fish Bowl
..::THOR::.. 8- The Broken Bicycle- ground version
..::THOR::.. 8- The Broken Bicycle- wall version
..::THOR::.. 9- The Flying Leaves
..::THOR::.. 10- The Old Books
..::THOR::.. 11-The Travel Memories 3
..::THOR::.. 12- The Broken Fender (wall)
..::THOR::.. 13- The Old Rug

*Brother County Set by Cheeky Pea @ FaMESHed
:CP: Brother County Bridge (Short)
:CP: Brother County Cuddle Wall (Adult)
:CP: Brother County Lantern
Brother County Wall A
Brother County Wall C
:CP: Brother County Apple Crate

*Hay Bales + Cuddle Horror Sign by Hive 
Hive // Watch Horror Movies Sign
Hive // Hay Bale w/Blanket A
Hive // Hay Bale w/Blanket B
Hive // Hay Bale . No Shadow
Hive // Hay Bale

*The Lone Star . Colored By Hive {Group Gift}

*Rug Merchant Rugs: Tight Roll & Faded – 04 by Paper Moon @ We ❤ Role-Play
*Rug Merchant Rugs: Tight Roll & Fresh – 04 by Paper Moon @ We ❤ Role-Play
*Rug Merchant Rugs: Tight Roll & Faded – 06 by Paper Moon @ We ❤ Role-Play

*David’s Dream by Seven Emporium
*Roller Rink Boot Sign by Seven Emporium

*Wooden Guitar Deco by Zen Creations 

*Young Tree by Moon_ShaWe ❤ Role-Play

*Weeping Honey Tree{Animated}*4 Seasons by Little Branch @ Ultra
*Eucalyptus Tree {Animated}*4 Seasons by Little Branch @  On9

*Harmony Common Rush – Short – Circle – Autumn by Heart Gardens
*Corn Stalks – Rows by Heart Gardens

Grillin' & Chillin'

Morning everyone… my post today is all about this round of Cosmopolitan and Hello Tuesday, so check out the credits for everything.

Have a wonderful day!

*Hair: No.Why? by No.Match @ Hello Tuesday
*Dress: Tasha Dress (Maitreya)-Maroon by ~Nerido~ @ Cosmopolitan

*Alexandria Hanging Table Decor by Chez MoiCosmopolitan
Hanging Table Alexandria (Adult) Chez Moi
Placemat Alexandria Chez Moi
Candle Decor Chez Moi
Star Candle Chez Moi

*BBQ Gril Counter & Decor by [MB]/ [[RH]] Design HouseCosmopolitan
[MB] BBQ Deck
[MB] BBQ Grill Counter
[MB] BBQ Stool -Wood-
[MB] BBQ Burger Deish Display
[MB] BBQ Tacos Server
[MB] BBQ Steak Dish
[MB] BBQ Hamburger Server
[MB] BBQ Takos Dish Display
[MB] BBQ Soda Server (Touch)
[MB] BBQ Beer Server (Touch)
[MB] BBQ Table -Wood
[MB] BBQ Steak Server (Touch) Rare
[MB] BBQ Wall Ivy

Did I pick the right pumpkin


You will be seeing little me here a bit more as she is once again participating in Penumbra Fashion Week.  This time it’s the Autumn/Winter show and today she’s wearing a complete outfit by Sweet Tots.  More information is below credits and I will post more as I receive it, as fashion week is for adults and now toddleedoos. Fashion week begins October 22, 2016, so stay tuned for more!

I’m also showing some more fall/autumn decor from events and hunts.  One of the hunts is at the main sim of Dreamscapes Art Gallery, which you will find gifts from other stores all over the sim.

Happy Tuesday!

*TD~Penumbra~ Sew Fall by ~*Sweet Tots~  NEW for Penumbra Autumn/Winter Fashion Week 
Hair*132*Jet Black by [LOVE SOUL]

*ToT Gacha 2 by .:Bee Designs:.   – NEW @ Salem
.:Bee Designs:.ToT Gacha 2-Boo-Wall Hanging
.:Bee Designs:.ToT Gacha 2-Candy Sack With Legs
.:Bee Designs:.ToT Gacha 2-Pumpkin Doll Hay Bales RARE
.:Bee Designs:.ToT Gacha 2- Candies Sack
.:Bee Designs:.ToT Gacha 2- Pumpkin Doll With Candy Bag
.:Bee Designs:.ToT Gacha 2- Pumpkin Doll RARE
.:Bee Designs:.ToT Gacha 2- Pumpkin Doll-Hanging

*Fall Items by Dreamscapes Art Gallery for Enmeshed into Fall Hunt Gift
*Fall* Armchair
*Fall* Twinkle Tree
Date: 15 October – 15 November

*The *Happy Autumn* Decor by Dreamscapes Art Gallery for The Perfect Autumn Day Hunt Gift
Date: 16 October – 30 October

*Young Boxwood by Little Branch – NEW @ On9
Mia Glass Cottage + Curtains by Trompe Loeil – NEW @ Collabor88
Titan [Old Gold] by *alirium*

Pose: Pumpkin Patch by . my lucky stars .


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Our last Fall fashion week, .PENUMBRA. AW15 FW, we introduced Toddleedoo designers to the world of high fashion. Then this year during, .PENUMBRA. SS16 FW, we were dedicated to merging both fashion worlds with the best models on the grid. Once again, this Fall our most visionary producers, our most detail-oriented stylists, and an incredible team so that you can be sure that your vision for your collection and your brand is carried out in a spectacular experience that will amaze those who take part.

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Ring side ticket

“In the boxing ring of life, it’s not how hard you can hit, but rather how many times you can get hit and keep moving forward.” ~rocky

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Over the weekend on Sunday after having dinner with family members we all enjoyed time together playing cornhole.  It’s a lawn game where players take turns throwing bags of corn at a raised board that has a hole at the far end of it. I’m not much of a sports person, but it’s always fun getting into the spirit of playing with my family.

Though playing with some of my siblings means you have to be able to handle their intended good nature teasing.  My younger brother is a big sports fanatic whose played sports since he was young.  He loved to taunt me that I took after the other side of the family when my throws didn’t quite make it.  I had to remind him that at least I wasn’t whining and crying like he did when I beat him at marbles when we were young.

Well this month Genre is back with a sports theme.  Today I’m featuring this gold trophy by Bliensen + MaiTai, which is available now at the newest round that started on May 15th and will run through June 12th. I’m showing only the 1st place trophy, but there is a 2nd and 3rd place trophies as well.

I was after boxing gloves when I played this gacha and ended up getting the mystery item, which is the boxing ring that came in handy for this post. Most of the items except the top and shorts that are from Collabor88 this month are gacha items and detailed below.

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!

*Trophy – Gold by Bliensen + MaiTai @ Genre
Tasty Eats – Corn Dogs by Lost Junction @ The Gacha Garden
Tasty Eats – Onion Rings by Lost Junction @ The Gacha Garden
Happiness Beer by [IDEZA Furniture] @ 6th Republic
Boxing Ring (Mystery Item) by [Since1975] @ The Gacha Garden
BKLYNITES LOFT – Old American Flag by Soy @ 6th Republic
BKLYNITES LOFT – Rusted Iron Stepladder by Soy @ 6th Republic
Tickets Neon Light {Right} by Toro @ 6th Republic

Shihui V2 by [DUE] @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Boxing Gloves Gold (Neck) F by [Since 1975] @ The Gacha Garden
Satsuki Top [Gold1] Maitreya by r2 A/D/E @ Collabor88
Satsuki Shorts [Gold1] Maireya by r2 A/D/E @ Collabor88
Chakra – 14 – Maitreya – High Sock -Faun by Moon Elixir  {The Epiphany April 2016}

Pose: Ouch by [Cute Posing]


I like storms, they let me know that even the sky screams too

“Storms are the poetry of the earth.  The intensity, the emotion, the honesty, the music.  The language of darkness and light.” ~ Victoria Erickson

This Asian tea house by Pastiche that I am featuring is another preview at the Home & Garden Expo.  The premier yearly event where you can find the latest releases of home and garden decor at a discount and at the same time support Relay for Life of Second Life.

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Quite ironic that I get to post this picture taken on Sunday today and last night we had a raging storm just after midnight when I finally hit my bed.  I laid there hearing the storm grow stronger as rain pounded against the house with the heavy wind mixed with the low rumbling sound of thunder.

Sort of the perfect weather for my own chaotic emotions as I laid there listening to the tempo of the storm increase in intensity. It’s like mimicking your own state of mind in that moment as you settle into bed letting the day’s events wash through you. The wet air coupled with leaving my fan on has given me a head cold once again.  I woke up with a pounding headache and just now in the right frame of mind and less intense headache to get this post going.

Even though the effects of a storm can be quite damaging as evident this morning on reading the news of a tornado touching down nearby and over 500 households without power this morning I am never terrified of the storms that pass through. You get that tornado warning on the phone at 3 am telling you to find cover and I just snuggled deeper into bed. There is just something that seems exhilarating and energizing about them and once they pass there is that calmness one speaks about after the storm.

Happy Tuesday!

Featured items found at Hope 6 The Home & Garden Expo
*Asian Tea House – Dark Wood – *Pastiche* 
*Japanese Tea Table, Cushion & Placemat with Menu – *Pastiche*
*Spring Tree Grouping – Dixie Dandelion

Sometimes sitting back and doing nothing is all you need to do

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It’s 83 degrees out today in my real world and so this rustic beach type furniture would be like the perfect set up for being outside enjoying the warmth or the evening while using the fire pit to toast marshmallows.

There are several pieces available as I’m only showing a few items.  The pallet chairs come with single and couple animations.  There are two versions of the chest table, a wood and rustic planks as well as two versions of the trays with goodies. I’m showing the one with the chocolate cake.

Everything in the picture is listed below.  One of the things I like about Shutter Field is not only that the prices are very reasonable, but you can just buy individual pieces.

Hair – Tableau Vivant – Ten
Shirt – *Chronokit* – T-Shirts 01 Skull Black Girl
Jeans – Maitreya – Boyfriend Jeans Dark
Glasses – Redgrave – Aviators

*Window Shelter – White – Shutter Field
*Fall Pallet Chair – Shutter Field
*Chest Table – Wood – Shutter Field
*Metal Fire Pit – Shutter Field
* Beach Pallet Chair – Shutter Field
*Beach Fence – Shutter Field
*Rusty Basket – Fall – Shutter Field
*Chocolate Tray – Shutter Field
*Beach Pallet Chair – Shutter Field
Pampas Grass – Kidd Creation
Beach Green Grass *Medium Sword* Wild Thicket – Kidd Creation
Real Beach Grass *Wild Medium Sword* Wild Circle – Kidd Creation

The end of the road

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Some home decor items to show you today.  The Fantasy Collective is now open and Jian brings you the Demilune set, which includes the sofa, chair, coffee table, a side table, book and candle decor.  With this set you get the option of texture change on all the wood. To be exact about 7 choices there.  I find that I’m always going for the darker wood versions, so I thought maybe a little changing up here would be good.  This is the grey wood that I’m displaying.  The rug also has a texture option that gives you six choices in color.   You can find this set in PG and Adult version with loads of animations in each.

I’m using the boxwood shrubs in the background just outside the window again that are from Jian, a recently released set that works with a HUD to give you the option of choosing the season you want.  It’s summer here so I did a mixture of that and spring.

I am wearing some new items that MoDANNA has at the Manga Fair.  The Sakura Collection, is a kawaii punk inspired collection that includes the jacket and skirt shown here.  You will find the jacket in 6 pastel colors and the skirt in 6 patterns, but that’s not all in the collection.  You can also find ties and kawaii socknimals (applier socks with animal print at top) that can be mixed and matched with all the items.

Hair – Dura– Girl*59
*Blazer – MoDANNA – [Sakura Collection] Pastel Jack Sand @ Manga Fair {July 19 – August 9}
*Top – MoDANNA – [Glory Collection] Shredded Top Black
*Skirt – MoDANNA – [Sakura Collection] – Slit Micro-Skirt Black @ Manga Fair {July 19 – August 9}
Necklace – Maxi Glossamer – Ritzy Shimmer Pearls
Shoes – Tentacio – Morocco Sandals Purple

*Demilune Set – Jian @ Fantasy Collective {July 22 @ 12 pm SLT – August 13}
{Set includes Sofa, Chair, Books, Mirror, Rug, Side Table, Coffee Table and Candle}
Petite Cabine – Scarlet Creative
Shabby Curtain {from June 2015 Arcade} – Junk {modded to stretch inward and upwards}
Picture Doors {from June 2015 Arcade} – Junk
*Boxwood Shrubs – Jian

Pose: Vivian by {Pose Maniacs}

I just know this is for me, I think

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When I was a child me and my siblings used to love when my paternal grandmother would visit because often times she would bring with her those big vintage trunks full of stuff for us.  The trunks would contain some gift for my dad, little knickknacks for my mom and clothes and toys for us. Even when she wasn’t visiting she would always send us these big packages in the mail that always included something for us.  We loved her surprises.

These new mailboxes by BoOgErS were the kind we used to have when I was growing up and remind me of that long ago happy memory.  Speaking of these mail boxes, they are no ordinary kind.  The mail boxes and gate make sounds when you click to open them, giving you or anyone who touches them a little fun.  They are currently available at the new round of Shiny Shabby that just started so you have plenty of time to go grab your own.

I didn’t do these shrubs very much justice in the picture today, though will plan on featuring them again soon.  They are a new item by Jian and come in sizes small to tall and also a hedge, including their hud system of being able to change the season.  You can find them at the main store.

A while back Dust Bunny had a fabulous sale at their store, where everything was basically just fifty lindens.  I was familiar with the store from the various gachas they participated in, though rarely if at all gone to the main store.  I instantly fell in love with these gable townhouses, because they also brought a long ago memory to mind of the “Rainbow Row” of historic houses in Charleston, South Carolina.  If you haven’t been it’s a great city to visit, and this is just one of the main tourist attractions to visit.

It’s time to go open my package!

Hair – [Love Soul] – Hair *148* Jet Black
Complete Outfit – {Petite Bowtique} – Bryn Shortalls Red

*Picket Fence & Metal Mailboxes – BoOgErS @ Shiny Shabby
The Gable Townhouses – Dust Bunny
*Boxwood Shrubs – Jian
Real Grass *Green Meadow* White Flowers – KIDD Creation
Wild Flowers – [We’re Closed]
Flower Buckets {From June 2015 Arcade} – Junk
Fan Mail Stack – Plethora
Assorted Mail – Sari-Sari
Basset Hound – Just Animals
Wrapped Package (Pink) – Jumpin Jacks

Pose: Hanami by Kirin

*Review copy