When All Else Fails……….

When All Else Fails..........

………hug the dog!

It’s a cure all for what ails you. Well, not for everything, but for matters of the mind or heart dog hugging is recommended by 8 out of 10 doctors. The other 2 doctors say ‘hug the cat’! I’ve always been one of those people that won’t go to other people for comfort, it’s always been an animal who understands me best. When I had cows, that’s where I went because my life always seemed better when I was with them. They accepted me completely, they were always happy to see me, and they could calm me down like nothing else. Some of you may laugh that my pet of choice has always been a cow, but anything can be a pet, mine were always just a bit bigger than most peoples. I have chickens I could go hug, but I’m not sure they’d be open to that, although I’m sure they’d get used to it if I do it enough. As they are now, they’re happiest just doing their chicken things. So, that leaves me with either the cats or the dog to hug. I like the cats, but none of them are really the hugging type, Hazel likes to just sit on my knee, Bob only likes to be petted, and poor stray Nipper, well…I can’t touch him….yet….but he’s getting much quieter. So….I guess the dog it is! I liked having a large dog for this, I could get on my knees and wrap my arms around them and rest my head on their shoulders, but since I only have my little girl, I have to pick her up and squeeze her tight against me. She doesn’t mind luckily, she’s a snuggly little thing, all 12 lbs of her. I sometimes wonder if people with significant others still have to resort to the dog for hugs, I’d like to think their partner would be the hugger of choice, but I guess there’d be times that the dog isn’t the one a person is fighting with at some point. I think the dog would be my second choice for hugs no matter what, if the dog wasn’t my only choice! 🙂

I’m a little sad today, it’s another cloudy day and life is just kind of a downer right now. But, Second Life always cheers me up….even if it’s just a little bit. I want to bring your attention to the current round of ~uber~, which ends on December 23. I know it’s getting to be near the end of the round, but the ‘Pied-a-Tere’ skybox from KraftWork is there, and it’s well worth dropping in to grab it! It’s an adorable little skybox, perfect for one or two people to live comfortably in one room. I prefer a one room build, myself, it’s a nice open floor plan and with a few privacy screens or even just using rugs, little separate areas can be created. The ‘Pied-a-Tere’ has a LI of 58 and a foot print of 15X15m, and the view outside is a very pretty one. It’s HUD driven with texture change on all the major parts so you can customize and make it your cozy little home. Also from KraftWork is the ‘Easy Like Sunday Morning’ sign, which comes in a blinking and non blinking version.

The majority of the decorating in my little home is from the ‘Stockholm Bedroom‘ from ~BAZAR~. It’s a huge bedroom set including the bed(with lots and lots of adult or PG animations,whichever you prefer), chairs, lights artwork, cabinet, candle bottles, men’s and women’s clothes racks, stacks of books, rug, bicycle decor, night stands, clock, headphones, paper bag, men’s and women’s shoe decor, and typewriter. It really is an incredible set and very reasonably priced.

I’ve added house plants from {what next} and dust bunny.

The ‘ROCK’ sign is from a gacha set from .:revival:..

The ‘vintage radio’ is from the ‘Summer is Gone’ gacha set from ..::THOR::...

The ‘old radiator’ is from .junk. but I don’t think it’s available any more.

I’m wearing the ‘Sophia Bustier & Draped Dress from Asteria. The ‘NO.SHELTER hair from NO.MATCH. And as always, the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m in deep thought using the ‘weary’ pose from Del May.

I’ve added a bit of lighting from my much used LumiPro.

When Was the Last Time?

When Was the Last Time?

When was the last time you said ‘I love you’ to the people that matter to you? How bout gave them a hug because you appreciate them? This is something I think of often, actually. We go through our day to day activities oblivious that time is ticking and we have no idea what the future will bring. The time to think about these things isn’t after it’s too late, the time is now. I don’t mean to say that every minute of our life has to be spent in fear of losing someone we love, but we should at least acknowledge that some things shouldn’t be put off or forgotten. I don’t really believe in regrets, we live our lives doing the best we can, with what we have at the time, so there’s no sense dwelling on something that can’t be undone. The thing to do is be mindful of what life means, that everyone has a finite amount of time here, and there’s no time to waste when it comes to saying ‘I love you’. Just think how many times someone has been left at home, while someone storms off in anger, and with no one’s knowledge it was the last time they’re seen alive. How does someone live with that, knowing the last words they heard from you were hateful. I know I never want to find out how that feels, so I’m not afraid to say how I feel, and give everyone a hug. {HUGS} are great.

Today, I’m showing you the newest release from Metamorphoses Tattoos. And I’m happy to say it’s almost a freebie! The ‘Traction’ tattoo is compatible with all, and I do mean ALL, of the major mesh bodies, plus Omega and also tattoo layers for the classic avatars. It comes in 40% ink tone, for that aged look, which is my preferred opacity. You’ll find it on Market Place and at the Metamorphoses main store.

Since I’m not one to prance around the house in nothing but my birthday suit, I have the ‘Soft Bra’ from Stories&Co. by Flowey and the ‘Nicki Panties’ from Just Because covering what needs covering.

The Boys and Girls hair 42 from Dura Hair is one of my all time favourites, I don’t think I’ll ever stop wearing it!

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

The ‘Stockholm Bed’ is super comfy and it’s from ~Bazar~. The night Table with Light is from Bueno, and I believe it was part of a gacha! The neon sign, ‘All you need is love’ is from floorplan, and it’s true, isn’t it! Well, water…..we need water too. 🙂 The ‘Pilea Pepper Plant’ is part of the ‘Natural Habitat’ set of plants from dust bunny. The plant is on the ‘Full metal- trunk table from [zerkalo], along with the ‘Old Books with Coffee’ from Soy. Home right now is the ‘Warehouse Loft Skybox’ from Schultz Bros., and I’m pretty sure it was part of a Builder’s Box.

This pose is ‘weary’ from Del May.

I used a little extra lighting here from my handy dandy LumiPro.

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go!

All Dressed  Up and Nowhere to Go!

I have to admit that I don’t have a gown in my closet waiting to be taken out and worn somewhere fancy! I’ve never put my hair up in an updo like this either! I don’t have heels this high…….well actually, I don’t have heels higher than my runners! So, in real life I’m not at all dressed up with nowhere to go! But, in Second Life, it’s a different story! I’ve taken the time to get my hair done, I found a gorgeous gown to wear, and I’ve gotten my nails and make up done. But, I still have nowhere to go! You might be asking, “Why would someone with no plans get all dressed up just to sit at home?”. I now ask myself the same question……I’m sure there’s something to do somewhere in Second Life, but I like a quiet evening. I can get my place all decorated for Christmas while enjoying some eggnog and a little bit of festive music! Which is something I can do in heels and a gown! What the heck…..sometimes it’s good to dress up, hold your head high, and think about the comfort of the sweatpants and T-shirt waiting to be put on!

To start off, I’m so excited to welcome Sn@tch to my little family of featured designers! I was introduced to Sn@tch way back when I was a noob! My sister took me around to all the clothing hot spots, where fashion was a reasonable price or even free! The first stop was Fab Free and I couldn’t believe all the wonderful free stuff just sitting there for the taking! Sn@tch was a part of it and I proudly wore that outfit, most of the time, really! So now I’m in a little bit of heaven, getting to review all the new releases and specials from Sn@tch, weekly! One of the new releases this week is the Mari Lace Gown! It’s HUD driven with a whopping 30 colours and it’s compatible with the SLink, Maitreya, and Ebody mesh bodies. It also comes in a couple standard sizes! It’s sexy personified!

This stunning hair is the Sophia Updo from NSP! It’s on sale right now at Designer Showcase, but there’s only a few more days to get in on the deal! This is the Naturals pack and it’s HUD driven with a huge number of colours to choose from. The pretty little Orchid Attachment is also colour change with seven colour options for the flower and the greenery!

The gorgeous Salt Water Shadow is available at N21 from Veechi! The pack contains twelve options and it’s compatible with the Catwa, Lelutka, and Logo(seen here on Alex) mesh heads, along with the tattoo layer for the classic avatars. Also, for this round of N21, when you make a purchase from Veechi you’ll receive an exclusive three colour pack of liners as a bonus! These will only be available for the month!

I love the subtle design on these nail appliers from Hello Dave! They’re from the November Mystery Box, which will be available until the end of the month. The box contains eight mini palettes of five design options. This is from the Autumn Bouquet.

All of my jewellery is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery, and all gorgeous! The thing I love about any of the releases from Maxi Gossamer is that they’re so well made and timeless! I can wear an item that was released a few years ago and it looks as good as it did then! So I scroll through my endless Maxi Gossamer folder to select a few items that I love! I’ve chosen the Misha Dark Fairy Choker and the Nova Dream Moon bracelet, earrings, and rings this time around. Who can resist a ring this size?

The Villenti Heels are from a Luxe Box, I’m not sure which round, sorry! They’re from Reign.

Also from a Luxe Box, is the Alaioute Skybox from Scarlet Creative! I’m standing in front of one of the many windows with a lovely snowy scene behind me.

I consist of the Alex mesh head from Logo, wearing the Irina skin in pale tone from itGirls, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the elegant1 hands and feet from SLink.

I’m using poses from the Daisy pack from Diesel Works!

Lighting enhancement from LumiPro.

Oh There’s a Time, My Dear

Oh There's a Time, My Dear

When you go out, my dear.
To take a wine, my dear.
A wine that has some flair!
That wine is Hochtaler….oh yes it’s Hochtaler
Oh what a wine my dear!

That’s an ad from the 80’s that I’ve never been able to rid myself of! She sings in a low gruff voice and wears a little outfit that reminds me of this little outfit I have on! Tune in next time when I sing the song from the old Fanta ad, cuz you know it’s a bottle of fun!!

I love this little outfit from Anachron! It’s the Burlesque Corset outfit and it’s available at the current round of Genre which runs until September 13. It comes in five colours and includes the corset, hat and panties! It’s compatible with the Belleza(Venus & Isis), Maitreya Lara, and SLink Physique mesh bodies and also includes five standard sizes. The panties are also compatible with Omega compatible mesh bodies! It has lovely detailing and the cute little fascinator completes the look!!

Once I saw the Wicked Booties from lassitude & ennui, I knew I had to pair it with the Burlesque outfit! These booties are available at Enchantment, which is on now until August 31. The booties fit the Maitreya Lara mesh body and come in seven colours! Love!!

My eyeshadow is from the Charade Shadow set from Veechi and available at the current round of Collabor88.

 

The hair is Ina from Argrace!

My whole look all starts with the Maitreya Lara mesh body, the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, and the casual hands from SLink.

Poses by Le Poppycock! Always the best!!

Lighting by LumiPro.