Wake Me Up

Wake Me Up

How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
Leading you down into my core where I’ve become so numb
Without a soul my spirit’s sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
Bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
Before I come undone
(Save me)
Save me from the nothing I’ve become

Now that I know what I’m without
You can’t just leave me
Breathe into me and make me real
Bring me to life

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
Bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
Before I come undone
(Save me)
Save me from the nothing I’ve become

Bring me to life
(I’ve been living a lie, there’s nothing inside)
Bring me to life

Frozen inside without your touch
Without your love, darling
Only you are the life among the dead

All this time I can’t believe I couldn’t see
Kept in the dark but you were there in front of me
I’ve been sleeping a thousand years it seems
Got to open my eyes to everything
Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul
Don’t let me die here
There must be something more
Bring me to life

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
Bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
Before I come undone
(Save me)
Save me from the nothing I’ve become

Bring me to life
(I’ve been living a lie, there’s nothing inside)
Bring me to life

Bring Me To Life ~Evanescence, feat. Paul McCoy~

Please, visit the link and enjoy this song, it’s one of my favourites!

The first thing I want to talk about is the newest release from Galland Homes! This is the ‘Laurel Ridge Pavilion’ and the package includes the pavilion itself(16 LI), a planter, and some random firewood, plus it includes a snow roof, to make your winter landscaping look complete. There’s soft fire sounds, which is on/off on touch, to make it an intimate little area to spend time with your special someone, or all by yourself if you need that quiet space to recharge. The pavilion is available now at the ULTRA Event, which runs until December 8. For more pictures and information on this release check out Galland Homes on flickr.

I’m sitting on the ‘Cozy Corner’ from Mudhoney which is part of the November round of Deco(c)rate. It’s texture change with five colours, has a LI of 2, and includes 26 single, 14 PG couples, and 8 parent/child animations.

The ‘Transistor Radio TR-2A’ is from 7 Emporium and should be at the main store soon, if not already.

The ‘Salford Tray’, which has croissants and hot chocolate for two, is from the ‘Salford Set’ from Raindale. Also from Raindale is the ‘Forestholm cusions’.

The ‘I Love You Bouquet’ is from Boudoir.

The ‘Apple Fall & An Lar Toile Chair’ is from a gacha available at the Apple Fall main store.

The snowy meadow and berry thicket are from Kidd Landscapes.

My look all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, and available now at Appliquè, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’m wearing the ‘SAYAKA’ hair from Argrace and the ‘Cecilia thong and brassiere, in ivory, from /erratic/.

I’m using the ‘Thought Flood’ pose from Del May.

To Make a House a Home

To Make a House a Home

Hold on to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave, wave is stringing us along

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble—it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo. Oo-oo-oo-oo [2x]
Aaa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aa. Aa-aa-aa-aaaaaa [4x]

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble—it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Home ~Phillip Phillips~

I really don’t care what type of house anyone lives in…what matters is it’s comfort as a home. I’m not impressed with expensive or fancy, it’s not about the price of the home or the area it’s in, whether it has the latest decor trends or is decorated circa 1975….it’s all about what the occupant has done to make it a home. It’s how welcoming and comfortable the home feels! I have a friend in real life who works very hard to make her home comfortable to anyone who visits. It’s not a big expensive house and there’s no designer anything inside, but when I visit for a cup of coffee I feel like I’m enveloped in a big warm hug. She opens her home to anyone and would make a total stranger feel as welcome as her loved ones, and it shows. It’s the peaceful energy she has created that allows us to sip cup after cup of strong tasty coffee while talking about anything from world politics to our our undying love of nature. There’s very few visits we don’t shed tears, as we delve deep into ourselves, and after the last sip of coffee is gone I leave with a refreshed spirit and a calmness that remains. It’s not the house that’s done that….it’s her and the love she has put into filling it with love. I live in a small cozy home, just me and my little fuzzy puppy. In the autumn I like to fix it up for the coming winter, making it all cozy with the soft scent of my favourite candles burning and my chair, blanket, and kindle all ready for me to snuggle in for the long cold winter. So no matter where you live or what your house is…..work to make it a home, all it takes is a little bit of love!

Ok……as you can see, there’s no sexy outfits here, I’m not baring any skin or looking sexy. In fact, I’m sitting on the front step of this incredible build from Galland Homes with my ever present mug of coffee and enjoying the early morning sun on the other side of this house. It has everything it needs for you to make it your home! You’re looking at the upper part of just a portion of ‘Laurel Ridge’, the newest release which is available now at FaMESHed. I’ve always loved the look of a log house, and this does not disappoint. From it’s two story wall of windows on the one side and the cozy fireplace in a slightly sunken living area with a balcony above, there’s enough room for a large family with all kinds of potential to make it a home. The main floor consists of a great room, kitchen/dining area, powder room, and master suite while the 2nd floor is two bedrooms with a gorgeous are overlooking the great room. It has a footprint of 31X25m and a land impact of 232 and comes in a rezz box for easy moving to get it in just the right place. You can visit the Galland Homes Facebook page.

Corner Gas

Corner Gas

In my part of Canada there’s a corner gas station in most small towns along the vast miles of highways in the province. The TV show ‘Corner Gas‘ was a really cute Canadian show that went for 6 seasons and was filmed mostly in a small town in the south end of the province. I enjoyed it…it had a quirky sense of humour and depicted any rural town in the country, but most notably the prairies. There were quite a few guest stars in it during it’s run, the one I remember best is The Tragically Hip as the local garage band. I had driven past the main outdoor set many times in my travels, but sadly The Ruby and the gas station connected to it were demolished in 2016 and the town grocery store, the FOO MAR T, was lost to fire in 2014. The grain elevator still stands, with the town’s name ‘Dog River’ painted on it, which is in fact the fictional name of the town. Normally us Canadians rely solely on the US for our entertainment, but ‘Corner Gas’ was a show made entirely here that was really fairly successful. I enjoyed seeing how we, as Canadians and prairie folk, were depicted. Since I’ve lived near a couple of small towns for most of my life, the fact is, every small town does have the characters in the show. That’s what makes any community so interesting…..the characters!

Today, I’m waiting in the late evening for my shift to end, just killing time hoping no other cars pull up for gas. I don’t mind pumping gas….there’s lots of fresh air and it’s a fairly mundane job! If only there was no public involved…but then again any kind of retail work relies on the public. But, with my cooler full of beverages and the radio playing all the old classic rock I love, the setting sun casts wonderful shadows and it’s nice just to sit here and be at peace. The feature today is the ‘Gas Station’ from KraftWork and available now at FaMESHed. I’ve kept my surroundings simple to help focus on what’s part of the ‘Gas Station’ and to show what potential there is. After all the ruckus of the October round FaMESHed, this is in a new venue and I have to say I was one of the minority who really liked the build from October. The lag was no worse than any other busy event and although not as easy to shop, it was a really stunning creation. I felt bad for the builders and the entire FaMESHed group, they didn’t deserve the backlash they received. In my humble opinion, anyway! Anyway, about this incredible build from NODNOL Jameson of KraftWork. It has a land impact of 70 and a footprint of 23X22m. It’s highly detailed with an incredible amount of potential to make your corner gas station as realistic as possible. The entire station is in one piece to make placing and moving it so easy and it’s perfectly designed to make recreating real life fun! The two bay garage and gas lanes are sized to fit cars and trucks and the store is big enough to carry all of the convenience store goods. FaMESHed runs until November 27, which sounds like a long way away, but time flies….especially if you’re having Second Life fun. 🙂 Also from KraftWork is the ‘Majestic Radio’ from the ‘Vintage Radio’ gacha set. It comes with a decor only version and a version scripted to play your favourite station.

The ‘Lawn Chair – Yellow’ and ‘Cooler, red’ are from the ‘Open Road’ gacha set from Consignment. I have to admit that I have no idea if there’s anything in the cooler….but if there is I’ll be happy to share!

And as for my outfit? I’m wearing the ‘Relaxed Blouse’ from Tres Blah and the ‘Soft Stretch Jeans, smoke blue’ from the ‘Mini Jacket and Jeans’ gacha set from Mikunch and available now at SaNaRae. The ‘Gentleman’s Sunglasses’ are from Izzie’s. and the ‘USAGI Trainers’ from [Vale Koer].

The ‘Jisun’ hair is from [monso] and available at FaMESHed.

It all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, which should be released shortly, I’ll be the first to know…so keep watching for the date! It’s on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

You Just Never Know What You’ll See!

You Just Never Know What You'll See!

Have you ever wondered what goes on outside overnight? I don’t know about anyone else, but once it’s dark outside, there could be any number of things going on out there! Usually things that I’d rather not know about, like an ax murderer, aliens, or worst of all….ghosts! But, I had the bright idea a year or so ago to get a trail cam to set up in the yard to capture anything that might be wandering through. My one fear is that I’ll see something that I’d rather not know about, but so far…so good! There’s usually a deer or two, a skunk or three, or a coyote. Oh….and the odd stray cat, and sometimes a raccoon or a bunny. The coyotes are the ones I hate to see, they’ve become so brave in around the yard that it’s a little disconcerting to see them casually walk around. A couple evenings ago I stepped out onto my step and came face to face with one about 30 feet from me. He didn’t run or get scared, he just stood and stared at me. I have no doubt he was on his way to see if there was a chicken out to steal, so I tried to scare him into running away, but he just loped off a little bit and then stood looking at me again. There are guns on the premises, but I really hate guns, so needless to say the worst I could do was tell him to Eff off and try to look scary, which some people would say comes naturally to me! 😛 This morning it was a whole new ball game though……there on the camera, was a big old horse…just wandering around in the dark( I don’t have horses at the moment), and behind it….following along was a little horse! I knew whose they were once the little one showed itself, so it was just a matter of waiting for daylight and scouting around so I could tell the neighbour where he could find them. They had moved on up the field to the north and were heading east when I found them. So, if the scariest thing I capture on the camera is a little bit of wildlife or a farm animal or two…that’s fine…it’s those 2 legged monsters I really don’t want to see out there, skulking around in the dark!

There’s something in my front yard here that I’d be really shocked to see! The ‘Wicked Legs’ from {MYNX} are exclusive to the October round of The Chapter Four and add a really nice touch to your Halloween decorating! They’re 100% original mesh and they’re copy/modify so you can adjust the thigh shadows to where you need them. The Chapter Four runs until the end of the month!

October is full of Halloween events and goings on, and [QE] Designs is in a couple of them with some seasonal decor! I’m showing the ‘Wire Punkin Set’ here, which includes 4 styles of wire pumpkins and lots of options! They’re colour change via drop down menu with six colours for the pumpkin, 4 stem colours and 5 light colours. These are exclusive to the Mad Circus 3 Halloween & Gacha Fair, which runs until October 31. Also from [QE] Designs is the ‘Fall Punkin Set v2’, which includes 4 shapes with 8 colours each via drop down menu. They’re copy/mod so you can cover your whole yard in pumpkins if you want! These are available at Trick or Treat Lane, which opens today and runs until November 3, as well as Mad Circus 3.

Another event for October to be on the lookout for is Season of the Witch! It starts tomorrow(October 14) and runs until November 4, and Raindale has the ‘Charfell Cabin’ exclusive to the event. This cute cabin has a footprint of 10X15 and a land impact of 40, and it’s modifiable to be resized as needed. It comes on a platform(23X23 footprint and 8 land impact) which is HUD driven with 5 grass textures, and it can be removed if needed! I’m using it here! The cabin is scripted with the Kool Door system so you can limit access. This cabin has a really unique roof line and some great accents, so if you want to get a full view you can check out Keira’s flickr site!

I’ve used the chairs from ‘Kate’s Vintage Chairs’ from Nutmeg, which is a set of six chairs, all with really unique shapes and detailing.

The ‘Deathly Tree, orange lights’ is from Refuge and available now at Salem. It’s in a gothic style stone urn with two ravens standing at it’s base. The lights can be set to blink or to stay on.

You can’t see them well, but I’ve added the ‘Black Baby Birds’ from +Half-Deer+ on the step of the cabin. These are cute little black chicks that come with various groupings and also singles, plus some wearable ones too! These are also at Salem.

I’m using grasses from Raindale and Kidd Grass here.

Not All Clutter is Equal

Not All Clutter is Equal

I must admit to not being the best of housekeepers. I prefer being outside, so it gets a little bit neglected in the summer. When I think of clutter in my real life compared to my Second Life clutter, it’s like comparing apples to oranges. What I should do is recreate this photograph in real life! I do happen to have a cardboard box of books ready to go for donation, it’s waiting patiently! And believe it or not, my boots are even beside it, but they’re the boots I wear when I’m out doing animal things, so needless to say there’s a few things stuck on them that I’m sure no one wants to see. I do have a vintage radio I could set beside the boots, it’s red and still works. I don’t have a backpack though, although I could borrow one, but it’s probably almost worn out and in need of repairs. I have a couple houseplants, but the Hoya is really big and has grown into my window blind, so I can’t move it, but the Joshua Tree could sit beside the backpack, and it does look pretty good. I wonder how many Canadians have a Joshua Tree for a house plant? I’ll get one of my tea cups and saucers out to add to the collection, I love my jadeite in the ‘Alice’ pattern by Fire King! I do have a coat rack by my door, but it’s usually covered in hats, toques, and a chore coat. Anything that has the word ‘chore’ in it isn’t photograph material! Now, once it’s all gathered and placed I have to wait a week to get a light coating of dust on it, to make it look like the rest of the things in here! The trick will be getting a windlight for nice shadows, real life windlights just aren’t as good as SL’s!

I started out planning a blog post featuring the ‘Gideon Boots’ from NX-Nardcotix, but after many attempts at getting a pose I liked and an interesting angle I couldn’t seem to get it right and gave up and made them decor! A girl can’t wear her boots 24/7, even though she may want to! They fit the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh feet for the women and the feet for the men’s mesh body ‘David‘ also from NX-Nardoctix. Plus there’s an unrigged pair, so pretty much anyone can wear them. They come in 7 colours and are exclusive to Shoetopia! Also from NX-Nardcotix is the ‘Finley Backpack’! It’s rigged for the ‘David’ body and also comes unrigged and this one I’m showing is the ‘static’ version. It also comes in 7 colours of rich and smooth leather. The backpack is exclusive to Men Only Monthly, which runs until October 15.

Also shown here is the ‘Vintage Bakelite Radio’ from KraftWork, the ‘book pile, leather, brown’ from .:revival:., the ‘cardboard box with books’ from [bauwerk], the ‘coat rack’ and ‘firewood basket’ are from Dust Bunny, and the house plants from [what next]. Oh…and the tea cup is from the ‘hard to find set, mint’ from [keke].

I guess I better get working on my housework, maybe Monday! 😀