It’s All About the Mug

It's All About the Mug

I know I’ve mentioned it a few times, well maybe more than a few times, how much I love coffee. But, I’ve never talked about my favourite mug! I know for a fact that it’s truly heavenly coffee when my hands are wrapped around one of my treasured mugs. I don’t have just one…….I have a few, but they have their place, which I call ‘first string’, ‘second string’, and so on down the line. My first string mug right now is a real beauty with the perfect shape and feel. ` This mug has a story with it, which makes it a little bit special already. It was given to me as a gift for Christmas, but as I washed it to use it the first time(on Boxing day) I dropped it and broke the handle off and a big chunk out of the side. I cried, really this mug was worth crying over. It’s beautifully shaped with very artistic drawings of a feather and an egg, with a little egg inside to look at while taking a sip. Anyway, I broke it, but as luck would have it I went to where it had been purchased and they still had one in stock. So, the one I have now isn’t the original, but it is the ‘first string mug’! I’m not sure if anyone else is this protective of the favourite mug, but since I have favourite mugs in a few places, anyone could get the evil eye from me when I see them grab my mug, before I can. I’m not sure if that’s ‘normal’, but I think you can guess by now that I have an unnatural attachment to my mugs, so ‘normal’ really plays no part in my life! Now, when it comes to travel mugs, that’s a whole different ball game, so I’ll save that for another day. I’ll just say that I’ve had many favourite ‘go mugs’ over the years, my fave right now is a green steel Coleman camping mug that cost a lot but has proven to survive the outdoors in all kinds of weather. OK, now I don’t want to take any more of your time on this topic, so I’ll move on to the outfit, lets get at it!

I’m keeping it simple here, it looks like I’m just back from a road trip! I’ve talked about road trips recently, so you know I love them, and one thing that makes a good one, is coffee! Looks like I have a bit of a problem getting it in my mouth, sometimes! 😀 Anyway, these are the ‘Road Capris’ from Maddict. They come with clean options too, so you don’t have to walk around looking like you haven’t done your laundry.

The ‘Tank Top’ from Maitreya is simple but classic.

The ‘WAKANA’ hair, from the blacks pack, is from Argrace.

The scarf is part of the ‘Loretta’ set from Chain.

My look all begins with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a little bit of eye shadow from the ‘Satin Eyeshadow, catwa’ set from Buzzeri.

The ‘Sweetest Sensations(gacha set) Coffee Cup, red’ is from Genesis Labs.

I’m standing in front of the ‘Tourist Billboard, New York’ from floorplan.

Welcome to My World, Won’t You Come in?

Welcome to My World, Won't You Come in?

First off tonight I want to bring your attention to the newest pose prop from IMMERSIV! It’s called FemmeFatale and it consists of a wall and door with poses that invite that special someone into your boudoir! It contains six poses that can be adjusted for your avatar, plus the door and wall are texture change, via drop down menu, with a nice variety of options! I’m sure there’s many ways I could invite someone in to my bedroom….but I’m pretty sure this pose, eye contact, and this outfit should do it! 🙂

I’m always super excited about a new release from GLAMISTRY and the latest release is one of the best yet…..in my humble opinion, of course! The ROSE Heels are super sexy with a nice high heel and a wonderfully detailed rose! As with all GLAMISTRY shoes, they’re HUD driven with lots of colour options to choose from and when you get the fatpack the options are endless, plus the Rose Heels have five areas to customize!! They’re compatible with the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh feet!

I’m wearing one of the nine colours from the Stygian Shadow pack from Veechi. They’re compatible with the classic avatar plus the Genesis Labs(seen here), Catwa, Logo, Akeruka, and Lelutka mesh heads! I love the bold colours of this pack and after it’s time at The Liaison Collaborative it should be in the main store pretty quick! My beauty mark is also from Veechi and it’s from the Beauty Marks 01 pack.

I wanted to look alluring for this post so I’ve donned the Lyx Bodysuit from DECOY. It’s compatible with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the Hourglass mesh body from SLink. It comes in six colours to choose from.

The hair I’m wearing is the Sherilyn Hair(frizzy chic) from Tableau Vivant.

My avatar consists of the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, and the elegant 1 hands and high feet from SLink.

Where Are You, Autumn!

Where Are You, Autumn!

Whether you call it autumn or fall, it’s just not happening here, in my little slice of the world! Oh…it was here…for a couple days, but about 10 days ago we got our first snow! It won’t stay, I said! It’s to early for winter, I also said! So, here I am…sitting inside looking out on a partly white yard and wishing there was cool fall breezes and falling leaves skittering down the driveway! Instead, I haven’t seen the sun for more than a few hours in the last ten days, there’s a cold wind from the north west most days, and the highs during the day aren’t above +4 C. It’s still too early for winter, but I am preparing my mind that the snow might be here to stay! I hope not….the harvest isn’t done, the gardens aren’t cleared, and I haven’t winterized anything for the animals yet! But my fingers are crossed, I have a lucky horseshoe, and I’ve had to sacrifice a bunny for a lucky rabbit’s foot! Just joking about the bunny!

I’ve been preoccupied with real life for a few days, so I know I’m late getting the lovely Layla Sandals shown! They’re exclusive to Rock Your Rack, which only runs until October 16…..but I know they’ll be at the Slipper Originals main store after that! They’re nice and strappy with a unique guitar heel that really stands out! They’re HUD driven and are compatible with the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya feet. All proceeds from the sale of the Layla Sandals, for the duration of RYR, go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Emelia Dress, from Pretty Things, is available at the current round of Designer Showcase and comes with a variety of sizes, fitmesh, and versions fitted for mesh bodies. It’s HUD driven with three areas to customize with thirteen colours!

There is a whole bunch of things going on at Hello Dave! First off…there’s the Hello Dave Halloween Hunt going on at All Hallows at Moochie and I’m wearing one of the nails from the first of the thirteen exclusive nail appliers to hunt for. Each applier has five options and the Scare Me set has a selection of solids and illustrated. There’s also the Mystery Box at the Hello Dave main store to grab! It’s at an extremely low price til the end of the month and it contains eight applier packs!!

You can’t really see much of it, but I’m wearing the Stephanie hair from EMO-tions.

I’m made up of the Nelly 2.0 mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body from maitreya, and the casual hands and high feet from SLink.

Poses by oOo Studio Poses.

I found this little place all decorated for fall at Luanes World.

Never Is A Promise

Never Is A Promise

But as the scenery grows
I see in different lights
The shades and shadows
Undulate in my perception
My feelings swell and stretch
I see from greater heights
I realise what I am now
Too smart to mention
To you

You’ll say you understand
You’ll never understand
I’ll say I’ll never wake up
Knowing how or why
I don’t know what
To believe in
You won’t know who I am
You’ll say I need appeasing
When I start to cry
But never is a promise
And I’ll never need a lie

Never is a Promise ~Fiona Apple~

I’m going to start this morning with the Apple Basket pose prop from Raindale! You know how I can’t resist a great pose prop, and this one is SO great! You can make this set work for you no matter where you are in Second Life! The pack contains a pose stand to rezz and with each pose, the correct prop is added to you and the stand goes invisible! Or, you can use the five poses with the props to add, if you’re in a no rezz area! There’s also a basket for decor that will dispense an apple on touch, and there’s also a nice little scene that would make a great rustic accent in the house! I’d like to welcome Raindale to my little group of featured designers! They have a nice collection of original and well made items that include fashion, pose props, and home and garden decor! When you stop in at the main store, on the Fairy Tale sim, take a look around, there’s the Maple Leaf Cafe, where you can sit and enjoy some quiet time….. and there’s all kinds areas to sit and contemplate life!

The Ashley Shirt from Furtacor is exclusive to the October round of Designer Showcase! It’s HUD driven with lots of colour and print options for the top and vest separately! It’s Maitreya and SLink compatible.

The jeans are the 007 jeans from Larry’s Jeans. They’re Omega, Maitreya, SLink, TMP, and classic avatar compatible and the pack includes four textures.

My eye shadow and beauty mark are from Veechi! I love that Veechi is compatible with the main mesh head makers and plus still has a tattoo layer for the classic avatars out there!

The Miss CoCo hair is from Vanity Hair, from the all browns pack.

As always, I am the Nelly 2.0 mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the casual hands from SLink.

I’m up on the hill by the windmill for this shot at Garlic Breath at Melee Island! It’s a wonderful sim for photos and plus, you can rezz!! Just remember to pick up after yourself!!

Orange Makes Me Happy!

Orange Makes Me Happy!

There’s a colour for every mood, and for me orange is happy! I don’t care what tone it is, light, dark, or otherwise, I just love orange! Needless to say, I love all of autumn’s colours! The rich greens, golds, and browns comfort me! Only Mother Nature can decorate the world and not have any colours clash! At this time of year, as the leaves fall and the grass dies, the prairie’s colour palette is rich in all tones of brown, yellow, and red! Everything is still hanging on, ever so slightly, to summer’s growth! A month from now and everything will have faded to all the shades of grey, which makes the short days of winter all the more somber! But, I enjoy fall for as long as it lasts, even though today all the wonderful colours are buried under a foot of snow! Fall will return in a couple days……I hope!

I love wearing orange, but when I saw the HUD for the Urban Denim Skirt from [QE], I had a hard time choosing! The skirt comes in either the black fades or light fades and they’re on sale for the month of October for Buy Now! Buy Now is a sale event solely on Market Place, so there’s no lag to bog you down! These skirts come in five sizes and fitted for the Maitreya, Lara and SLink, Hourglass and Physique mesh bodies. You can drop in at the [QE] main store and check out some new releases too!!

The 4th of October has brought a new round of The Chapter Four! I’m always eager to see what purely perfect poses Le Poppycock has come up with! There are two packs of the Cherry Wine pose sets and also two couples poses! The Love Connection couples poses are absolutely adorable, and it’s times like these I need a man……to help me show them off!

It’s fairly early in the October round of Designer Showcase, but there’s no time like the present to do some retail therapy! DaneMarkZ has the Fashionably Dead nail applier, exclusive to Designer Showcase! The nail applier is Omega and Maitreya compatible and has a dozen colours to choose from….orange included as you can see!

I love this tattoo! It’s the In The Shadows Tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t, and like all the rest from PMS, it’s super detailed, original, and has just a bit of attitude! The tattoo is classic avatar and Omega and TMP mesh body compatible and comes in three ink tones! I’m always a medium tone kind of girl!!

I’m wearing the Jackson Wedge/Tiptoe Sneakers again, and this time around there’s a close up so you can see the great details! They’re from Mesh Agency, on Market Place, and are HUD driven with lots of colours to choose from! They’re compatible with the Maitreya, Belleza, SLink, TMP, and Eve mesh feet and also classic avatars!

The Staley Top is from Vinyl.

I love the hair and cap combination from BesomxFlite! This is from the blacks pack.

As always, I am the Nelly 2.0 mesh head from genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body from maitreya, and the casual hands and high feet from SLink.

I’m in a sketchy part of town at After The Fall for these pictures!