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Great Ideas

Great Ideas

The idea to make a machine that slices a loaf of bread was a great idea. The day I decided to cut off an electrical wire with a pair of pliers, without shutting the breaker off…..not so much. Indoor plumbing was an idea that was pure genius. The time my sister said, ‘Hey, lets crawl up the bale elevator’, wasn’t. One broken leg and much crying ensued, but then, I was only 6. 😀 Whoever had the idea for an automatic washing machine was pretty darn smart. When Dad said to me, ‘Hang on to that board while I sand it’, I should have been smart enough to see this coming and walked away! But instead I got my hand sanded with a belt sander….good idea? Nope…not even close. What I’m getting at here is that there are so many people that have great ideas, and my family and I are more like a Jackass movie!! It’s my own fault, really. I’m sure climbing the bale elevator would have been fun had I been older and a little less clumsy, my sister made it up and back safely….but no, I break my leg while at the bottom. The hand sanding(as we like to call it) was nothing more than me helping Dad out, and since I’m a people pleaser I help when someone needs it! For the record, it only bled for a little while and he laughed.. The live wire and pliers incident I have a harder time explaining, I guess I just wasn’t thinking. A note to anyone who does want to try it, don’t wear a fuzzy sweater when you do, it gets scorch marks down the front! 😀 These are just a few anecdotes that stand out it my thoughts right now, I’m sure everyone has moments like these….. at least I hope so.

The Epiphany opened yesterday, it only comes around four times a year, so it’s always exciting when the doors finally open. I was up bright and early this morning and managed to gain access to it, much to my surprise. There’s all kinds of goodies to play for this round and there’s also some gifts in celebration of The Epiphany’s birthday. Veechi is at this round and has an incredible gacha set of goodies! The ‘Desert Sun ‘ catwa make up gacha is a collection of vibrant desert colours with shadow and lip tint among the commons and one of the RARE items being lashes! I’m so excited to be able to wear all these goodies since my acquisition of the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa. I’m wearing one of the two options from the Lush Lashes, RARE prize and one of the three options from the Victoria Shadow, naturals set. In all, there’s ten commons and 2 RARE to play for. The Epiphany runs until August 15.

In the world of Group Gifts, !NFINITY has the Emme Summer Top out free for group members and it’s perfect for these hot summer days. It’s compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, Tonic, and TMP mesh bodies, and also comes in standard sizes plus, it’s HUD driven including eight colours. The group has a 50L$ one time fee to join, but with regular gifts and reduced pricing on new releases, it’s well worth it!!

There’s still a few days left in the current round of Shiny Shabby and LEGAL INSANITY has the Ella Denim Shorts exclusive to the event. They fit like a glove and look incredible with a slimming leg and a nice round butt. 😀 They’re compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh bodies and they come in four denim tones, sold separately or as a fatpack. Shiny Shabby runs until July 20.

The July round of The Chapter Four is still going strong with lots of time left for you to get your shopping done! {MYNX} has the ‘Beach Beads’ gacha set there for your playing enjoyment. These bangles just scream fun and summery and with ten commons and two RARES to play for, you’ll have as much fun as a beer commercial. 😛 I’m wearing the ‘Beach Beads-Starfish, RARE which is colour change via drop down menu with six colours for the cord.

This is how I look before every blog post I write, if you want to know the truth, although I’m not usually smiling. 😀 RC Cluster has the ‘Really Neat Notepad and thinking pencils’ gacha set at The Epiphany and I got the ‘Great Ideas’ version to help stimulate my brain! You get the notepad and the ‘thinking pencil’ in each prize with arm poses included. Just add the two things to yourself after you’re in the pose you want and your arms will do do their thing!

You might want to zoom in a bit in flickr to catch a good look at the pretty manicure I have on. This is from the ‘Grapefruit Mimosa’ applier set from Hello Dave. It’s compatible with SLink, Omega and Maitreya nails. This is one of five colours in the mini set.

I love the ‘Satomi’ hair from [monso]. The hair is shaped into cute little kitty ears and tied loosely at the back. It’s at the Hair Fair 2017 today, but with this being the last day it should move to the [monso] main store shortly.

The ‘Just Love’ tattoo is a group gift from Carol G Tattoo Wear. I like it’s simple message that isn’t thought of enough. There’s five other group gifts available for group members at this time.

I’m using the animations HUD for the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa here to make this look that kind of looks like I’m happily thinking good things. I will admit that this isn’t the picture I wanted for this post, but after crashing a whole bunch of times while trying to take a different shot, I finally gave up and settled on this one. I just didn’t have the energy to log back in and do it all over again, I’m sure there’s a fellow blogger or two that might feel my pain. 😀 So, to make the Lilo head look fab I’m using the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada. I just love this look and find it hard to try others, so Luna it is! And as always, I’m wearing the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

As for the nice decor around me at home, the Visual Bench 1, RARE is from the ‘Visual’ gacha set from Concept. The ‘Beach’ sign is from the Coastal Cabin gacha set from Bee Designs. The Birdacge Decor and the Ladders & Bird Houses are from the ‘Courtil’ gacha set from Myrinne.

I’m on the deck of the Boat Shack from REDGRAVE Homes and Interiors.

I’m Not!

I'm Not

I’m not a woman who is only a shell, like a cheap chocolate Easter bunny that has exquisite decorations on the outside but nothing on the inside! I’m made up of a multitude of layers all leading to a core that’s like an intricate galaxy of emotions, yearnings, disappointments, joys, experiences, love, and grief! I’m not a woman who gives herself freely, but when I choose to, I give it willingly and completely! I want to be understood and accepted for all that I am. I’m not perfect, but rather perfect imperfection! I’m not a simple story that can be enjoyed and understood by needing to only read the last chapter! I’m like a novel that has twists and turns throughout, and with every turn there’s another surprise waiting to be found! I may not have it all, but I’m all that I can be! And really, it is enough!

I’m really and truly honoured to have Legal Insanity join my family of featured designers! I’m looking forward to being challenged with the multitude of styles that they create since I tend to get stuck in a rut sometimes with the same look, lately it’s been a tank top and shorts! So today’s post is a lot different from that!! I started with the Candy Heels, which are exclusive to the Kink(Y) Event, which runs until July 19. They’re SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh body compatible and are available in 15 separate options or the fatpack! These sky high heels give me totally ‘Hot Legs’! And as Rod Stewart would say ‘You got legs right up to your neck’!!

I really think that ‘Kasumi, sheer’ from R2 Fashion is something to behold! The shiny see through parts with the added top and under little bitty things to cover up my private parts is a statement in itself! The thong back just adds to the package! Be prepared to be noticed! 😀

The ‘KOMA’ hair from the blacks pack is perfect for me! I love short hair and Argrace has some of the best!

As always I’m wearing the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya!

I’ve combined a pose prop with a pose, both from Le Poppycock, for this post! The pose is from the ‘Lost Inhibitions’ A pose set and the stool is from the ‘Sitting Pretty’ pose prop gacha set!

A Hot Night, Hennessy, and Me!

A Hot Night, Hennessy, and Me!

It’s been a hot summer, so far!! The days are long and the sun is high in the sky for what seems like forever, burning down on the land with it’s unforgiving heat! We’ve had little rain, so everything seems scorched with the grass yellowing and that new fresh look of spring long gone! On days that it gets up to +30°C and higher, are the worst. We tell ourselves that it’s nice because it’s a ‘dry’ heat but really. dry or not, it’s still flippin’ hot! The nights that don’t cool down are the hardest to take. I count on cool nights to get the temperature down in the house with a nice cool breeze coming in the windows, but every now and then the night just won’t cool down! When it’s 6 Am and the thermometer already says +25°C, there’s going to be no escape! I know to anyone from the south western States are laughing at me right now, but you have to remember that the winters here are frigid so the difference in summer to winter is sometimes 75°C and more! So when we say it’s hot, it may not be to others, but for us in the great white north, it’s HOT! My answer to this hot summer night, is to strip off my pyjama top, grab a smooth and delicious bottle of Hennessy, and sit on the dock with my feet in the water! I’m not sure how long I’ll sit out here, but with the stars in the sky, the soft breeze on my bare skin, and a little bit of a buzz, it might be awhile!

I’d like to welcome Imitation to my little family of Featured Designers!! Their bento poses and pose props are a pleasure to work with with natural and expressive poses along with bento hand positions that really add to a look! The devil’s in the details, so they say! 🙂 I’m using one of the seven poses from the ‘Kendra’ set, which includes the bottle of Hennessy to pose with. This set is available now at the Imitation main store and Market Place.

The gorgeous butterfly tattoo on my shoulder is ‘Morpho’ and it’s a recent release from Metamorphoses Tattoo. It includes 2 tones of ink and is compatible with classic avatars plus just about every mesh body known to man! The beautiful details, the soft lines, and the fact that it’s a butterfly all make this tattoo perfect for the barely there summer tops! Love!

I’m completely in love with the ‘Mila’ hair from [KoKoLoReS]! This is from the Balayage pack and the detailed texturing is just phenomenal!! It’s available until July 16 at the Hair Fair 2017.

I’m keeping it cool with just pyjama bottoms for my outing! I hope the neighbours are away tonight!! These are the Slumber Party Shorts, pinstripe from the Slumber Party gacha set by Tres Blah!

My whole look begins with the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa with the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada. Along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

Road Trip: Day 4

Road Trip: Day 4

Well, it’s day four of our trip and this morning started off uneventful! But, that soon changed when we went to load up the car and found it with a flat tire! A flat tire doesn’t bother me in the least, I’ve changed a few in the past and I’m actually almost as fast as a Nascar pit crew! Once I got that done and got cleaned up we were on our way! We’ll have to find a place to fix the spare, now that it’s a flat spare, but that’s not a big deal! So, we got the car loaded, all the must haves within easy reach for the day ahead! We’re going ‘old skool’ on this trip and we have a bunch of mixed tapes all made up for this adventure! We go over the checklist before we head out: coffee-check, kleenex-check. big thermos of ice water-check check, Werther’s Originals-double check, Cosmopolitan to do the sex quizzes-checkarooni! It looks like we’re about ready to go, so we fasten our belts, start the car and wave goodbye to the town that was home for a night! I push the cassette into the player and out blasts Ch-ch-ch-changes by David Bowie, so we burst into song and smile wide as the miles start flying by! It’s time to ‘turn and face the strange’! 😀 The time passes pleasantly and we’re needing a pee break, so the next gas station we come to we pull in, in a cloud of dust, and get the key to the restroom and do our business! I’m not one to stop and not get a cup of coffee, so I refill my go-cup and we’re on our way again! The day is getting warm, we have the windows down and our hair is covering our faces as we sing. The windshield is a myriad of bug guts, and just as we point out a particularly scenic vista, something zips past my head and into the back seat! I’m not sure what it was, but I know it’s not good! We both look back, seeing if we can find the unexpected intruder and as we both spot it at the same time, we shriek, ‘GRASSHOPPER’! Oh my gawd…..just then it hops up towards the front and I’m in a panic! I’m swatting and jumping up and down as much as I can and we’re both screaming! You see, we’ve both been completely terrified of grasshoppers all our lives! I know, I know….it’s only a bug, but we can’t help it!! My cup of coffee is forgotten as my arms wave wildly and my cup lands on my lap and slowly seeps out onto my pants leg then drops lazily to the floor leaving a trail of coffee in it’s wake! Now I have more to worry about than a grasshopper. I get control of myself enough to get the car pulled over onto the shoulder and we evacuate the car like our lives depend on it! The grasshopper has ended up on the passengers seat, and since it’s not my side I point at it and say, ‘come on, get it outa there!’. At first I don’t think she’s going to comply but she bravely reaches in with her shoe and starts whaling away at it! I guess catch and release wasn’t in her plan!! She flicks it onto the drivers seat with her fingers and laughs as I flip her the bird! The grasshopper is disposed of and my cup of coffee is still laying on the floor beside the clutch, all dusty and grimy! My new pants now have a huge coffee stain on them, and I’m not not looking as fresh as I was when we left! We’re ready to continue on our way now and as I put it into gear and prepare to pull away, the car stalls! I turn the key and am rewarded with nothing, just the cranking sound as it fails to fire! I look at her, she looks at me and I try again! Nothing, I shrug and grab my phone. I just hope the tow truck driver is good looking! We get someone to tow the car to town and we find a shop to fix it, the tow truck driver was an old guy, but very nice! Here’s the picture taken of me just after we got the car into the shop! We’ve found a motel to stay at and it’s next door to a bar named ‘Roadhouse’, so it looks like we’re going to have a good night!!

This scene and entry into the travel log all came about from the ‘Live Free’ A & B pose sets from Le Poppycock! This set is one of my favourites and I’m going to be sitting on and leaning against cars and trucks for the rest of the summer! Each set has six poses including a pose ball a static pose and a pose ball for heels when needed! It’s available at the July round of Collabor88 which runs until the end of the month! While you’re at C88 you should grab the ‘Vintage Roadtrip Car’ from NOMAD, which I’m using here! I’ve always loved the old Volkswagen Beetles!

As for my outfit! I made a few purchases while I was at Collabor88, including the ‘Roadie Capris’ from Maddict! They’re fitted for the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the Hourglass body from SLink, and the Isis and Freya mesh bodies from Belleza and the fatpack includes twelve colours, with or without the coffee stain! The coffee stain was a no brainer for me! It’s usually part of my outfit!

The ‘Cozumel Top’ is also at C88 and it’s from Emery! It comes in seven colours and fits the Lara mesh body from Maitreya!

My shoes are the perfect travelling footwear! The ‘Katrine Heels’ from Ingenue are available now at Summerfest’17. They’re compatible with the SLink and Maitreya mid feet and come in twelve colours, this is ‘saddle’.

The ‘My Hair Suzy’ hair is from [monso] and, like said, made a ‘few’ purchases at Collabor88, to say the least! This is from the black and white pack!

As usual I’m wearing the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa with the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the mid feet from SLink.

The ‘Coffee Cup, plain’ is from floorplan but the gacha is available at the Consignment & brocante main store!

Now, the garage that we ended up taking the car to get fixed was suggested by the tow truck driver, so I hope he does good work! But, he seems to keep a cluttered work area. I’ve got my suitcase out of the trunk, which is in the front of the car, for anyone who doesn’t know that about a Beetle, and the suitcase is from the ‘On the Road’ gacha set from (Milk Motion). The “Gasoline Cans’ and the ‘Pop Machine’ in the background, ‘Gentlemen’s restroom’ sign and the ‘RX9-1000 Boombox’ are from 7 Emporium, one of my favourite places to find neat and quirky things! From Consignment is the Oil Bottles, Tool Chest, Wood Poster, and Industrial Fan from The Garage Collection gacha set! The ‘Trash Can for Ash’, ‘Ice Cream’ vending machine, and ‘Factory Chair’ are from various gacha sets from Soy. The ‘Big Clock’ is from The Industrial Side gacha set from APT B. The ‘Safety First’ safety station is from the ‘Home Improvement’ gacha set from Second Spaces. The ‘Exit’ sign is from NOMAD.

I’m inside the bays for the firetrucks in the ‘Central Fire Station’ from KraftWork. It’s a brilliant design and with all the room in it, it could be turned into anything!

Feel the Heat

Feel the Heat

The sun burns down, making shimmery heat waves rise from the ground, and as I look up into the clear sky that’s more white than blue, I know that the coming night will be one that makes sleeping difficult! Unless, of course, you have air conditioning, of which I do not! Once the temperature is the same outside as in, I open up all the windows and try to catch a breeze to cool it off in here. I hope for a west wind for the evenings and night since that’s the direction my bedroom window faces, having a cool breeze wafting in can make it easier to get some sleep! I’m one of those people that needs to have covers over me while I sleep. Most nights it’s too warm for that….but dammit, I’m too scared of the monsters to sleep without the covers!

The July round of Collabor88 is open to the public, and Stories&Co. by Flowey has released the Reverse Vneck exclusively for it! It’s Maitreya and SLink mesh body compatible and comes with the regular busted version along with Vtech version, which has no bust influence at all, no matter your shape. It comes in fifteen colours, prints and solids, for great summer fashion!

Also new at C88 is the Summer Short Jeans with belt from Zenith. It’s a nice simple pair of shorts to just kick around, trying to stay cool this summer!

I love a little tattoo that brings attention to an area of my body that isn’t normally seen! The ‘Freedom’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear is 3D and really eye catching! I like a tattoo that makes a statement!

The ‘Skye Hair’ is from +elua+. This is from the blacks pack!

The Hipster Panties are one of my favourite things to sleep in when it’s hot! They’re exclusive for the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m wearing the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada! Along with the Lara mesh body from Mairreya.

The ‘back burner’ pose is from the ‘Loose Ends’ pose set from Le Poppycock.

I’m at home for this shot in front of my Mid Century bed from Dutchie!