Heavenly

Heavenly

I really want this in my real life. A cute little corner all fixed up with everything I need to be completely at peace. I know exactly where I’d put it too! There’s a little spot in the pasture, on the south side of a poplar bluff that looks out over the prairie. The trees are starting to turn a bright yellow and the smell of dry grass and sage is in the air. The sky is that pale blue that only fall brings and the light breeze has a nip to it, but with this facing south I don’t feel the north west wind. I’ve finished my cup of coffee, and as I lay my book down beside me, having gotten sleepy from the warm sun shining on me, I see nothing but red through my closed eyelids. The sky is filled with migrating birds most of the day and into the night as the crows, geese, and cranes are all on the move, by the hundreds, heading for warmer climes. There was frost last night and soon there’ll be colder nights and eventually snow. But today, I rest peacefully letting all thoughts of my physical being go and enjoy this very second, for it’s the only thing that matters!

The ‘Wooden Signs’ from {MYNX} are rustic and woodsy and say pretty much everything that needs to be said! I chose the ‘Love’, ‘But first, Coffee’, ‘And so the adventure begins’, and the ‘I want to rock your gypsy soul’ signs to keep me grounded in life and to keep all the heavy stuff from clogging up my mind. These signs are available starting today at the September round of Limit 8, starting at 5 PM SLT. If Limit 8 is new to you, you can check out the website.

I wanted to have a little place where I could go to escape the world, yes…..even the virtual one, so I set up ‘The Old Shed, SUPER RARE’ from ‘The Summer is Gone’ gacha set from ..::THOR::... This gacha set is it’s part of the September round of PocketGacha, so there’s no need to leave your home to play. If PocketGacha is new to you, visit their website and find out more, I know you’ll want to get that HUD and start playing! I’m showing most of ‘The Summer is Gone’ gacha set here, including the ‘DIY Bed, RARE’, ‘The Fishbowl’, ‘The Coffee Cup’, ‘The Vintage Nightstand’, ‘The Vintage Radio’, ‘The Flying Leaves’, ‘The Stacked Blankets’, ‘The Old Fender’, and ‘The Broken Bicycle’. The bicycle and the fender both come with two versions, one for ground and one for the wall, to make it nice and versatile when decorating. I love the casual and rustic designs from ..::THOR::.., the intricate detailing and unique look are perfect additions to my SL home!

I love the soft and natural looking grasses from Raindale! This is the ‘dry’ version of the ‘Meadow Grass’.

The ‘Norway Maple’ and the ‘Wild Oak’ trees are from The Little Branch, along with the ‘Wild Grass Dry’ which is included with the ‘Wild Oak’ tree pack.

Don’t Believe Me

Don't Believe Me

Don’t believe me when I say I’m OK, it’s probably not true! OK can mean many things and sometimes I just don’t want to face the fact that I’m not OK. I may be struggling with life, but it doesn’t mean I’ll never be better, it just means that at this moment in time I’m not happy. And it’s not the end of the world to not be happy for a time, it’s not like my life isn’t good, it is, it’s just that right now, I’m down. I will pick myself back up, I’ll smile again and enjoy the cool autumn air, the warm sun, and the beauty of life. But today, I have a little black cloud over me.

Sometimes I feel better just by saying that! But now, I’ll get to what I’m here for! First off, I have to apologize to Emms of [QE] Designs for not getting this posted earlier. I was full of good intentions but real life got in the way. The ‘Deema Halter Top, darks’ and ‘Dina Denim Mini Skirt, Skully’ were at an event that has now ended, but I’m sure you’ll find them at the main store as soon as possible. The new [QE] Designs main store is all ready for shoppers so go have a look around, I do know that today there’s a sale on different versions of this top and mini, so you’ll want to make sure to pick them up! Both are SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh body compatible, HUD driven, and the top has 15 colours with the top and strings colour change separately and the mini has 20 colours to choose from. I love the vibrant colours and the very nice detailing on these!!

I was playing the new round of PocketGacha and was incredibly lucky to get the ‘Catpuccino, Chocolate, RARE’ from Reign. For anyone who hasn’t heard about this incredibly easy event, check this out and find out more! It will completely change the way you think about a gacha event! So, Reign has released the ‘Cat Lady Started Kit’ for this, and all of the cute cat themed items are must haves! I LOVE chocolate and cappuccino, so I know I’ll be slurping the bottom of the cup in no time at all! Chocolate high, here I come!

This tousled hair is ‘Suzy’ from [monso].

It all starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I added the ‘Catpuccino, Chocolate, RARE’ beverage with it’s bento animation to a pose from the ‘The Paula Series’ set of poses from an lar [poses].

I’m at ‘Mother Road‘ for this picture. It’s a great place to hang out and take some pictures.

I Die a Little Inside

I Die a Little Inside

A little part of me dies when I see suffering! I want to heal the injured and cure the sick. I want to take away the suffering and ease the pain of others, be it human or animal. I wish nothing had to endure what this sometimes harsh life puts upon us. I face a decision today, and not one I take lightly. But, for me, the decision is made with love, to bring peace and ease the pain of one that I love. I prepare for the inevitable, I weep with the sorrow of losing a part of my family, for my pets are my family! I’ve been through this many times in my life and it never gets easier, but I know in my heart that it’s the right thing to do. So, today I have few words, for I’ve died a little inside!

I stayed home last night, just taking some quiet time to think and reflect. I was planning on making this a humourous post, but with RL things going on, I feel no humour. So, I’ll just get to the business at hand. First off, LEGAL INSANITY has released the ‘Katja Lingerie” exclusive to the Frou Frou event. This event specializes in original mesh lingerie and runs until October 8. The ‘Katja Lingerie’ from LI comes in lots of colours, and if you get the fatpack there’s lots of exclusives with that…and all kinds of customizing is possible! It’s fitted for the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh bodies and has kind of a vintage feel to it. This texture here is exclusive to the fatpack!

I want to jump to the home decor info now, to bring attention to the ‘Dreamers Projector’ from [ keke ]. When advanced lighting is enabled it projects the moon onto the surface it’s aimed at. It makes for a really nice atmosphere in a room or even outside on a screen or the wall of a building. Also from [ keke ] is the ‘Autumn Bell Jar, moth’. It’s a surprisingly large jar holding a beautiful array of leaves, branch, and moths and it’s perfect for fall decorating. [ keke ] always has incredible things to add to your home to make it that little bit more cozy!

The ‘WAKANA’ hair is from Argrace. I love the little pieces that move with me as I move!

My look all starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento meah head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The house plants to the left are from {what next} and the outline to the right of me is the ‘Leather Chair & Pillow’ in caramel from brocante. You can’t see it well, but I know it’s there!

I’ve become a huge admirer of the poses from Del May. They convey emotion and look so natural. This is the ‘Piano Shoulders’ pose.

I Am What I Am

I Am What I Am

I spend quite a bit of time scrolling through flickr and Facebook and I always stop to take an extra look at photos that catch my eye. As I take a few minutes to look I can’t stop myself from wishing I could take pictures that good. I see everyone else’s creativity, the lighting, the setting and the pose all together creating a thing of beauty, that I never seem to attain. I’m not saying this for someone to comment that I’m really good or anything like that. I’m just stating how I think about my own work when I compare it with other’s. And, I’m the first person to say, ‘never compare your own work with anyone else’s’, but I don’t practice that, it seems. 😀 I admire so many Second Life photographer’s work and strive to one day be as good, but I have to admit to myself, that I am what I am! I like bold colours, vast horizons, and playing with shadows. I like sunsets, storm clouds and a dusty look, and I’ll take as many pics as I need to to get the look I think is right. And sometimes I give up, knowing that it isn’t going to get any better and I need to save my sanity and not get obsessed with it. Am I completely pleased with every picture I post on flickr and my blog? Not even close…..I have my faves and some that I think a fairly good, and others I just accept as the best I could do on that given day! I’m not perfect, I’m completely self taught, and have no idea how to use Gimp or Photoshop, but I try to show a little piece of myself in each photo and convey my feelings. I put my heart into it and hope some of it translates into my pictures, that’s all I want to accomplish here, I don’t want to have the most faves, views, or comments, I just enjoy doing it. But, I’m very thankful for every fave, follow, and comment I receive, I appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to have a look!

The September round of Hair-O-Logy is open and [KoKoLoReS] has released two exclusives for it! I’m wearing ‘Sami’ and I love how it’s up off my face and under control. ‘Sami’ needs to be worn with an updo hair base, which is included in system tattoo layer or tintable Omega HUD. I’m not very good at tinting anything, I’ll admit that….but I think I did fairly well this time around. The hair is unrigged mesh for easy fitting and has nice detail with some nice wisps flowing back from the forehead. The [KoKoLoReS] colour palette is extensive with four colour packs each holding 25 colours, the clip is also colour change! Hair-O-Logy runs until September 30.

I’ve thrown on the ‘Amala Bikini’ from Maitreya, for a quick dip!

My look all starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I found the ‘Cleanse’ pose on Market Place from {Lyrium}.

Sad Reflection

Sad Reflection

This is the day that I’m sure most people take a few minutes for sad reflection. I can’t believe it’s been 16 years since that terrible day. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing, as I’m sure most people can. It was a cool fall day, I’d gone for my daily 1 mile walk and enjoyed the clean crisp air. I’d made a pot of coffee for my mid morning break and it was then I decided to turn on the TV. Which was actually really weird, because I never watch morning TV. But, I did and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I was disturbed and in utter disbelief as the events unfolded, I couldn’t look away and as it progressed I couldn’t comprehend it all. As the years have passed I still think about that day and how everyone woke up that morning, got ready for work and carried on like it was any other day, thankfully, not knowing what was to happen. Never forget! ♥ It’s also at this time of year that 14 years ago I was at the lowest point of my life, and struggling to find a reason to carry on. Needless to say, I did manage to get through it, it’s been a lot of work and some very tough times since, but I think I’ve got it together, now! Better late than never, I guess! 😀 If only I knew then what I know now, I could have maybe prevented it, but ultimately it was that point in my life that things started turning around. Everything happens for a reason, and in order for me to rise up and live again, I had to hit that dark and cold rock bottom. So, today is a day to remember, of loved ones lost, of the strength of the human spirit, and to live each day with love and acceptance, and to never waste even one minute.

I love how this turned out, I must say! I’m showing you the ‘Amal’ hair from [BAD HAIR DAY], and this is the one hair that I will never let get lost in my inventory! It’s jaw dropping gorgeous and incredibly versatile and very flattering to ‘muh face’! 😀 I’ll remind you that the colour palette from [BAD] is huge, and oh so gorgeous! I’ll never tire of this combination here. I love soft blues and purples, and all the other colour combinations there is. There’s ten colour packs to choose from, or the fatpack, and each set has 28 colours. On top of that, the hair has two layers to customize independently so there’s a huge amount of combinations possible! ‘Amal’ is available now at the [BAD] main store or on Market Place.

Take a minute to zoom in close to see the ‘Cloudy Day Necklace’ a bit better! It’s from !NFINITY and has matching earrings included. The necklace and right and left earrings are all HUD driven separately so you can mix and match, and with each piece having 12 options, it should work for anything you might want to wear it with. I’ve picked the stormy option, which was kind of fitting today!

As per usual, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘meil’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. You can only see a little bit of the ‘Dark Metallic Eyeshadow’ from Izzie’s, that I’ve added!

This gorgeous pose is ‘Sad Reflection’ from Del May. The variety of singles and couples poses are incredible. All of the poses are expressive, super natural looking, and unique, which should really kick your creativity into overdrive!