Izzie’s

Dead Flowers

I feel Ashamed,
With Abandon in my Heart and on my Face…
I’ve suffered the Blame,
I would show to you this way but I’m too late…

When the Sorrow it breaks them,
I will replace them
For You.

Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart.
Laid at the grave to heal a Broken Heart.
Let it Rain until it Floods
Let the Sun Breathe Life Once More…
Reborn.

I Wish You the Same…
To walk beside and carry on this Flame.
To see you again
With a Radiance of Pure and Holiness.

When the Sorrow it breaks them,
I will replace them
For You.

Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart.
Laid at the grave to heal a Broken Heart.
Let it Rain until it Floods
Let the Sun Breathe Life Once More…
Reborn.

Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart.
Laid at the grave to heal a Broken Heart.
Let it Rain until it Floods
Let the Sun Breathe Life Once More…
Reborn.

Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart…
Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart…
Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart…
Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart.

Let it Rain until it Floods
Let the Sun Breathe Life Once More…
Reborn.

Dead Flowers ~Demon Hunters~

It’s been a gloomy and snowy day here, one of those days that the lighting is the same from sun up to sun down. The days are getting shorter, quickly, now and since there’s still 5 weeks til the shortest day, there’s no end in site for that. It’s always an adjustment going from fall into winter and most years it’s not a gradual thing, this year is no exception. But, I can’t imagine living where there’s no real distinct seasons. I’ve been in warm climates in the winter and it is different than summer, but nothing really changes drastically like it does here. There’s been a couple mornings with fog so far this week and when I look out the window I swear I’m watching a black and white TV. The frost covers everything and then combined with the snow covered ground, there’s only varying tones of grey to look at. The little piece of the world that I reside on isn’t for the faint of heart, there’s insufferable heat in the summer interspersed with tornadoes, drought, and flooding, and then there’s the winter which can be days on end of not getting warmer than -30 °C during the day. Yea I know…..like -30°C is warm! Believe me, it feels warm compared to the -42°C nights!

Today is a picture that I took just for me! I’ve had this pose for awhile and have wanted to use it, so today I decided to put blogging in the background a little bit, and just show a photograph. I hope you don’t mind…..there’s lots of blogging ahead, I have a fantastic bunch of designers that I’ll keep you up to date with.

I do have a couple things to point out though. I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada here…..and remember this skin will be available tomorrow when Appliquè opens it’s doors. I’ve added the ‘Closed Eyes’ Catwa appliers from Izzie’s for that make up free look. ‘Raine’ is looking lovely on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’m wearing the Tank Top and Hipster Panties, also from Maitreya, although you can’t see them. I’ve put on my SLink mesh feet to take advantage of the ‘Ballet’ foot. 🙂

The hair is ‘WAKANA’ from Argrace.

And the gorgeous pose is ‘Snapped’ from Del May.

The bed is from the ‘Stockholm Bedroom’ from ~BAZAR~ and the house plants are from {what next}.

Catching Teardrops

“People cry, not because they are weak, but because they’ve been strong too long.”

~Johnny Depp~

When I was younger, I thought crying was something that you had to hide, so as time passed I’d keep those tears in, wrapped up in a little package inside thinking that if I don’t acknowledge them, the feelings that go with them don’t exist. What started out as a little collection of packages all neat and tidy inside me, containing every tear I hadn’t shed, ended up being a weight so heavy in me that I could barely stand. I ignored the pain, and just kept shoving the tears a little bit deeper, and then tried to keep standing and showing no one the weight that was within me. Over time it became harder and harder to find the room to keep it all inside and as things slowly fell apart I was being pulled down in a spiral that I thought would never end. And as the bottom came up to greet me, I hoped to just drift away and never have to see the light of day again. The burden of unshed tears was so great, that life wasn’t worth living. I learned that rock bottom is where I needed to be to be able to start to live again. As I opened every package of tears and let them out, I started to feel lighter, each day crying for a pain that had been hidden for so long. Once it started it was like I couldn’t stop, and feeling a lifetime worth of pain seemed endless, but the tears were the cleansing that I so needed to face all that I’d ignored for so many years. They’ve slowly dried up, but not entirely, I’ll never go without facing each emotion I need to and dealing with it. So, everyone around me knows, when I’m crying it just means that I’m alive and well, it’s when I stop is when I’ll worry. But for now, I only cry when I’m sad, happy, angry, grateful, startled, afraid, anxious, annoyed, or any other emotion that comes along! Just kidding, but it does feel that ways sometimes. 😀

I’m wearing my favourite tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t here, and I want to let everyone know that PMS is in transition to an all new brand called Wild Roots. I’m excited to see what the future holds, with Wild Roots specializing in unisex tattoos, cosmetics, and a new line of mesh accessories coming in the near future. Past PMS releases will be available on the second floor of the new store and also on Market Place, so you’re not out of luck in getting past releases. This one I’m wearing is called ‘In the Darkness’ and it’s combination of trees and birds are what I love. It’s compatible with all Omega mesh bodies and comes in three ink tones.

I’m in my adorable ‘Cecilia Lingerie, noir’ from /erratic/ here. I’m wearing the brassiere and thong this time, but the set also includes ouvert panties, shelf brassiere, suspender, and stockings compatible with the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the SLink mesh feet. All items can be purchased separately, also.

The ‘Rose Heart’ necklace is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery. It comes with gold or silver options along with short(seen here) and long. There is also a pretty set of earrings included.

The ‘YONAGA, blacks pack’ hair is from Argrace.

The lovely ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone will be available on November 15 at Appliquè, from Avada. The skin looks lovely on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a touch of eye shadow from the ‘Smokey Eye Shadow’ pack from Izzie’s.

The is the ‘Catching Teardrops’ pose from Del May.

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.

Come On....I'd Rather Be Shopping!

I told myself that I’d get a post done today before I go to the Thereafter Event. I really really want to go to it because I think deep down I have survivalist down deep in me just waiting to emerge at the right time. I’m sure of it, what else can explain my need to stockpile dry goods and extra supplies. I’m not a hoarder, no way, that’s a whole different thing! I know, I know, you’re saying I’m a hoarder, but really if something happens like a total loss of the power grid I’ll be prepared. I’m ready, bring it on! I say to the world, ‘do your damnedest, just try to break me’! I do, I say that all the time. It usually comes after I’m done crying when the truck won’t start! 😀

Ok…..I’m going to type fast and not correct typos, how does that grab ya? LoL. First off, the ‘Nerissa Nails’ are from Slipper Originals and have been at Designer Circle, but it’s over today. Yea…I’m a little slow…so sorry, Elle! They’re full mesh nails fitted for the Maitreya bento hands. All you need to do is turn off the Maitreya nails and apply these and you’re done! They’re HUD driven with all kinds of colour options, including being able to colours the enamel of the nails individually! The stars and anchors can be on or not, and the stripes can be coloured separately, too. They’re perfect for a nautical outfit, or just lounging in your undies!

Ok, the new round of Men Only Monthly doesn’t start until the 20th, but I’m giving you a heads up on the new release from !NFINITY. The ‘Sharktooth Necklace’ is exclusive to MOM and it’s perfectly detailed and textured. It’s completely resizable via drop down menu so even though it starts out fitted for men, it was easily reduced down to my size! There’s 3 tooth options, 2 metals, and 4 cord colours and it’s 100% original mesh! Remember, MOM starts on the 20th.

The ‘Irina Shirt and Panties’ is a gorgeous creation from Asteria and this, and also a ruffled corset, are exclusive to the Mesh Body Addicts Fair 2017, which only has four more days to go! You have until August 21st to shop the MBA Fair….don’t wait to long!

The ‘KOMA’ hair, from the Blacks pack, is from Argrace! One of my favourite short styles!

As per usual, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa along with the ‘Lara’ mesh body, including bento hands, from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the 12 colour options from the ‘Satin Eyeshadow’ Catwa applier from Buzzeri. It’s available now at the ‘Blush‘ event!

My eyes are one of the ten colours in the ‘Nissa Eyes’ set from Zombie Suicide.

The ‘Two Initial Charm Bracelet’, on my left wrist, is from the ‘Charm Bracelet’ gacha set from Izzie’s!

This pose is from the ‘Get Down’ singles beach poses from Aerial Poses and Props.

'No Opinion' Sunday

It’s Sunday morning and to help find a little bit of quiet time in my head, I declare this day ‘No Opinion Sunday’. Its a day to quiet the mind and make a point to have no opinion about anything, no matter how much I may want to.

I’m sitting on this bridge at the Hazardous sim. I’ve never sat here before and once I got used to the height I find it quite enjoyable. My usual spot on the sim is behind my right shoulder, you’ll find me sitting on that bench and watching the sun set, and set some more, and it’s still setting! I love Hazardous! The bridge has men’s and women’s animations but I’m using a pose from the ‘Footnote, Mens’ pose set from Le Poppycock.

And as for my outfit today? I think everyone is aware that The Chapter Four is open and for the August round Slipper Originals has the Cera Sandals and Bento Rings. The sandals are compatible with the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza flat mesh feet and the fatpack is loaded with colours and options including lots of areas to customize with 16 shoe textures, 12 stones, and 6 metals. The Cera Bento Rings are HUD driven with the option to wear as many or as few as you want. There’s both left and right hands included and there’s 12 stone colours and 6 metals. TCF runs until the end of the month.

If you zoom in a bit you can get a better look at the ‘Ilaria Necklace’ from *elise*, also exclusive to The Chapter Four. It’s HUD driven for easy resizing and has 7 gem and 4 metals to select from. There’s also bracelets and bento rings, all sold separately in the Under 100L room.

The very pretty and breezy hair is from YUMYUM and available at Knot&co..

My pretty lace top is a freebie from Blueberry. You can grab it at the main store or on Market Place.

I am wearing shorts, here. You can only see the belt buckle peeking out, but the Ella Denim Shorts from LEGAL INSANITY are there.

My nail applier is from the Sunrise Sunset pack from Hello Dave, which is the latest VIP gift.

The ‘Moka’ eyeshadow is from the July round of Powder Pack from Izzies’s.

As usual, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada. Along with the Lilo bento head from Catwa, the Lara mesh body(including hands) from Maitreya, and the flat feet from SLink.