Darling, It Wouldn’t Be a Party Without You!

Darling, It Wouldn’t Be a Party Without You!

I have no idea who said this, I just know that no one has ever said it to me! I used to be a lot of fun at parties. But, I know the exact time that my youth left me and I became a stay at home person that was thought to be kind of dull! It wasn’t really of my choosing, it just kind of happened! I ended up on medication that wasn’t supposed to be mixed with alcohol, so what’s a girl to do? I drank about a year while on the medication, then realized that I’m really not doing myself any favours doing that! So, I swore off all alcohol! After the no booze rule I imposed on myself came into affect a few of us girls decided to go for a few drinks after work! Well, I didn’t drink, but the others did and I wasn’t having a bad time, even though I do have a low tolerance for drunk people. (which is ironic when I think of all the times I was the drunk person!) So one of the girls leans over and says, really loudly I might add, “You were so much funner when you drank!” So, I quietly finished my Coke and said I was getting tired…..and went home! I was never invited back for drinks with the girls, which is ok because I wouldn’t have gone. It didn’t really bother me….I just realized that drunk people have the same low tolerance of sober people that I have for drunk people!

And speaking of parties, I’m wearing the ultra pretty Belle Brocade Party Dress from Sn@tch! It’s one of the new weekly specials at the main store. The pack comes with eight vibrant colours and in five standard sizes. I’ve easily managed to fit one on my Lara mesh body from Maitreya! For anyone who isn’t familiar with Sn@tch, the specials change every Wednesday, and the new releases are out on Saturdays and there’s a free outfit that you can fish for using the 7Seas fishing equipment. If you’re a VIP member there’s regular group gifts, and the group chat is always busy with all the girls organizing a riot to lower prices or swapping fishing prizes to complete their sets! I’ve been a Sn@tch shopper(oh, that does not sound good..lol) since I was a mere noob and always enjoy the atmosphere of the main store, always there’s something happening!

Hey….have a look at this necklace!! This is the Durwyn Pendant from Raindale and it’s exclusive to the December round of The Avenue! It won’t be available after The Avenue closes, so you’ll have to pick it up while you can! It’s sold as a no copy item, so you can transfer it to whomever you wish, which is perfect for this time of year! It’s HUD driven with five metal and five gem colours!

The Lianna Pumps from Eudora 3D are timeless! I love the rich colours!

The HAKU hair in ash black is from Argrace!

I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Irina skin from itGirls in pale tone! I also have on the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and elegant1 hands and high feet from SLink.

Poses by Kirin Poses.

I’m at the very pretty Pebbles in the Snow for these pictures!

‘Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

I’ve got my Christmas tree up earlier than usual in Second Life! I’m enjoying the tree, decorations, and gifts, even though the fire’s not lit! I know a fireplace is ‘the’ thing to have on cold winter nights, but I’ve not enjoyed a fire indoors in quite some time. I’ll tell you a little bit about how this came to be.

When I think of this story I can feel every moment of that day and night like it was yesterday, even though I was only a teenager then. It was December 22, my parents and I had a busy day preparing for Christmas, Mum had baked a couple of incredible Christmas fruit cakes but I was feeling like I was getting a cold. I sipped at a hot lemon drink that evening to try to get a good sleep and hopefully ward it off. We all watched some TV, then retired to bed at about 10 pm. In the dark of the night I slowly woke up, looked across my bedroom and couldn’t see the far wall for smoke. I bolted up, but realized I had no voice to yell to wake Mum and Dad. I croaked out ‘FIRE’ a few times and ran to their bedroom. We all stumbled downstairs to see the living room mostly engulfed in fire. There was no power to the house and with that came the issue of having no water, the fire extinguisher was too small to help, so we ran from the house….out into a blizzard. The phone wasn’t working, but back then there was no 911, anyway. I got the car out of the garage wearing nothing but my nightie, and Mum and Dad come running out into the night. We drove out of the yard onto roads barely passable with snow banks. We had neighbours nearby, but no one was home because of Christmas parties and such. It was 1 am….snowing hard and windy, and us wearing nearly nothing. We finally managed to find someone home, we pounded on their door til they woke up and the local volunteer fire department was called. Dad and the neighbour went back to see what they could do….but all they could manage was to save a few Christmas gifts. The fire department got lost and took almost an hour to arrive. By then, the house was gone and there was nothing left except a dairy barn full of cows that needed milking.

I weep as I write this, I don’t think about it often because of how it still affects me. We’re lucky to be alive…and as we drove down those snow clogged roads that night, we held hands and thanked God we were all still alive. I wanted to tell this story to remind people to please be safe during the Christmas season. Don’t leave a Christmas tree unattended with the lights on, burn candles safely, check your chimneys, and never take your loved ones for granted!

I’ll now carry on with regularly scheduled programming! I want you to take a look at the cute decorations on the fireplace! These are from a gacha set that’s out now at Tannenbaum and created by NX-Nardcotix! The Tinker Christmas set consists of six common and one rare decoration, the fire truck being the rare! They’re perfect to hang on the tree or elsewhere to make your Christmas merry!

Now, I think you should zoom in on the pretty slippers I have on! With the chilly floors during the winter slippers are a must have! These are the Peace on Earth Hunt 9 gift from Slipper Originals! The hunt starts today and runs for the entire month. With over 130 stops for the hunt you have to get an early start at it to get to them all! The slippers are Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, and classic avatar compatible!

I’m wearing the super warm Sleepy Long Johns and Top from the Wool Me Tender gacha set from Stories&Co. by Flowey!

I’m surrounded by a bunch of great items, mostly from gacha sets I’ve collected over the last while! The carpet is from the Christmas Cottage gacha set from Bee Designs. The gifts and the ornament jar are from the Holiday Crafts gacha set from .random.Matter.. The Christmas tree and the cookies are from a gacha set from Apple Falls.
The eggnog tray is from BALACLAVA and the candy canes are from a gacha set from erratic. The Jim Mouse Bear is from BoOgErS and the Haldis Fireplace is from Trompe Loeil.

When I Look in Your Eyes

When I Look in Your Eyes

When I look in your eyes, I see the wisdom of the world in your eyes
I see the sadness of a thousand goodbyes
When I look in your eyes
And it is no surprise, to see the softness of the moon in your eyes
The gentle sparkle of the stars in your eyes
When I look in your eyes

When I Look in Your Eyes ~Diana Krall~

The plan was for a little bit of night time ice fishing! We’d enjoy the crisp winter air, the full moon high in the sky, and the twinkle of stars above. The silent world around us is peaceful with a light snow falling, but we’ve gotten a little sidetracked! And is that a bad thing? 🙂

Green Adder, the creator of the ‘Icefishers’ pose prop, has joined me for this photo. The newest release from IMMERSIV is perfect for a winter outing, either alone or with someone. There’s nice expressive poses for men, women, and couples that you can adjust to fit your avatar nicely. The prop consists of the ice surface, sled, axe, and the extra fishing rod, and it’s copy/modify so you can move it around to suit your needs. The prop also dispenses the extra props for the poses that require it. So, if you want to spend a little bit of time out in the fresh winter air, why not try ice fishing……you never know what you may catch! 😉

I’m a little far away to get a good view of my outfit, but here’s what I have on. The Peace on Earth Hunt 9 starts tomorrow and FLIPPANT will have the incredible POE Boots hidden somewhere in the store for the entire month of December. I’ll be giving you a closer look at these in the very near future! A perfect pair of winter boots are a ‘must have’, and since the Peace on Earth Hunt 9 is a free hunt, there’s no reason to have cold feet!

The Aspen hair from Wasabi Pills is an adorable hair/scarf combo at the current round of The Forest!

I’m wearing the Tove Turtleneck from Stories&Co. by Flowey.

The Ribbed Knit Leggings appliers are from Simply Sage.

I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Irina skin in pale tone from itGirls along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the elegant1 hands from SLink.

I hadn’t been to It All Starts With a Smile on the Heavenly Groove sim before, so I was stunned with how beautiful it is there. And, by joining the VIP group, rezzing rights are included!

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go!

All Dressed  Up and Nowhere to Go!

I have to admit that I don’t have a gown in my closet waiting to be taken out and worn somewhere fancy! I’ve never put my hair up in an updo like this either! I don’t have heels this high…….well actually, I don’t have heels higher than my runners! So, in real life I’m not at all dressed up with nowhere to go! But, in Second Life, it’s a different story! I’ve taken the time to get my hair done, I found a gorgeous gown to wear, and I’ve gotten my nails and make up done. But, I still have nowhere to go! You might be asking, “Why would someone with no plans get all dressed up just to sit at home?”. I now ask myself the same question……I’m sure there’s something to do somewhere in Second Life, but I like a quiet evening. I can get my place all decorated for Christmas while enjoying some eggnog and a little bit of festive music! Which is something I can do in heels and a gown! What the heck…..sometimes it’s good to dress up, hold your head high, and think about the comfort of the sweatpants and T-shirt waiting to be put on!

To start off, I’m so excited to welcome Sn@tch to my little family of featured designers! I was introduced to Sn@tch way back when I was a noob! My sister took me around to all the clothing hot spots, where fashion was a reasonable price or even free! The first stop was Fab Free and I couldn’t believe all the wonderful free stuff just sitting there for the taking! Sn@tch was a part of it and I proudly wore that outfit, most of the time, really! So now I’m in a little bit of heaven, getting to review all the new releases and specials from Sn@tch, weekly! One of the new releases this week is the Mari Lace Gown! It’s HUD driven with a whopping 30 colours and it’s compatible with the SLink, Maitreya, and Ebody mesh bodies. It also comes in a couple standard sizes! It’s sexy personified!

This stunning hair is the Sophia Updo from NSP! It’s on sale right now at Designer Showcase, but there’s only a few more days to get in on the deal! This is the Naturals pack and it’s HUD driven with a huge number of colours to choose from. The pretty little Orchid Attachment is also colour change with seven colour options for the flower and the greenery!

The gorgeous Salt Water Shadow is available at N21 from Veechi! The pack contains twelve options and it’s compatible with the Catwa, Lelutka, and Logo(seen here on Alex) mesh heads, along with the tattoo layer for the classic avatars. Also, for this round of N21, when you make a purchase from Veechi you’ll receive an exclusive three colour pack of liners as a bonus! These will only be available for the month!

I love the subtle design on these nail appliers from Hello Dave! They’re from the November Mystery Box, which will be available until the end of the month. The box contains eight mini palettes of five design options. This is from the Autumn Bouquet.

All of my jewellery is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery, and all gorgeous! The thing I love about any of the releases from Maxi Gossamer is that they’re so well made and timeless! I can wear an item that was released a few years ago and it looks as good as it did then! So I scroll through my endless Maxi Gossamer folder to select a few items that I love! I’ve chosen the Misha Dark Fairy Choker and the Nova Dream Moon bracelet, earrings, and rings this time around. Who can resist a ring this size?

The Villenti Heels are from a Luxe Box, I’m not sure which round, sorry! They’re from Reign.

Also from a Luxe Box, is the Alaioute Skybox from Scarlet Creative! I’m standing in front of one of the many windows with a lovely snowy scene behind me.

I consist of the Alex mesh head from Logo, wearing the Irina skin in pale tone from itGirls, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the elegant1 hands and feet from SLink.

I’m using poses from the Daisy pack from Diesel Works!

Lighting enhancement from LumiPro.

On the Outside Looking In

On the Outside Looking In

I’ve always felt that way! It’s like life was going on in a place where I wasn’t welcome and never would be. I felt left out of all that was fun and what all the ‘important’ people were doing! It took a long time for me to realize that what I was looking in at, really wasn’t anything I wanted to be a apart of. If being ‘important’ meant excluding people because they were different from the “norm” or being arrogant and believing that anyone not included in the ‘important’ group was a lower class and less deserving person, then I would rise above that! And believe me….the view is wonderful from here! I WANT to include everyone!! I don’t want to say ‘regardless’ of anything, because when I hear that I hear labels……that even more divide us! We’re all one……we all are connected…..and to separate ourselves from that just allows hate to enter!

Oh man…..getting this little collage right took me sooooo long and soooo many pictures. I worked at it four different times, never happy with what I’d taken the previous time! I got it looking as good as I thought I could……and am rather pleased with it! I’ll start out with the dressy little outfit from KRALUS! The Secrets outfit comes in five colours(this is Pomegrantate) and the pack contains a solid and a dual tone dress and a nifty little Lace Pullover that dresses it up nicely! The dresses are sized for the Belleza, Maitreya, TMP, SLink, and Tonic mesh bodies and the shoes are compatible with the Belleza, SLink, and Maitreya mesh feet! Also, KRALUS is having a Black Friday and Thanksgiving sale this weekend at the main store location, so drop in and have a look!!

The newest release from Hello Dave is twelve mini palettes of Marble design. There’s five designs per palette and there’s lots of colours to choose from. Hello Dave is having a Black Friday sale so you can save 60% on November 26! Hello Dave nails are compatible with the SLink and Omega nails.

On my left leg you can see the bottom part of the Dream Hips tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t! It’s a dreamcatcher with this lovely design below it. Another perfect tattoo from PMS! PMS tattoos are TMP and Omega mesh body compatible.

The Stella hair is from the browns pack from Mina Hair! Love!

The Selene Ribbon Choker in white is from Violent Seduction.

As always, I’m wearing the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Irina skin in pale tone from itGirls, and the elegant1 hands and high feet from SLink.

I love this pose from Diesel Works! It’s from the Clover set, which includes eleven poses.

I’m at the Winters Wind sim for these pictures.