[QE] Designs

Hood Ornament

Has anyone noticed the lack of hood ornaments on cars? That’s what used to make a vehicle interesting back in the day! My Dad used to have an early 50’s Ford truck and it had this huge airplane on the hood, I mean it was HUGE! It was one of the most noticeable things on a vehicle and made each one distinguishable from the rest. Nowadays, everything looks alike, at least for me. I have no idea how I’d identify the make of a car if I needed to! Unless I see the back with the name on it I don’t have a clue. I mean, I can tell the difference between the ‘H’ of a Honda versus a Hyundai, but most of the basic sedans are all the same to me. So, if you happen to commit a crime with me watching you’re pretty sure to get away, because when the cops ask what the vehicle looked like I’d have to say it was a sedan…..make or year, you ask? Ummm……….could have been a Ford or Chev…not sure…maybe a Subaru….maybe from somewhere between 1998 and 2015? *shrugs* I’m better with trucks, which were always called ‘half tons’ here, until we adopted the more American term ‘pick up’! Oh….and here it has been known as an ‘end gate’ not a ‘tail gate’, but now I’m splitting hairs! Anyway, just thinking out loud this morning!

I may be one of the more unique hood ornaments in recent memory! I’m not sure what this fashion style would be called, but a friend did say, ‘that’s not gangster!’….and since I’m a farm girl from Canada, I’m about as far removed from ‘gangsta’ as a person can be! I started out with the ‘Dina Denim Mini Skirt'(ephasis on the word ‘mini) and the ‘Gigi Hoodie’ which are 2 of the 3 parts of the ‘Lush’ outfit from [QE] Designs. The outfit includes the ‘Aly Boots’, which I’m not wearing here, and the whole thing is on sale this weekend at the main store. The hood on the hoodie is detachable and I chose not to add it this time, to be a little cooler in this desert environment. 🙂 All parts are HUD driven with lots of colour options and fitted for the 3 major mesh bodies.

I absolutely love the ‘Flowers Galore’ tattoo from Wild Roots!! It comes in colour and black and white versions, with 3 ink tones and is compatible with pretty much any body you may be using. I’m a huge fan of flora and fauna so this was a no-brainer when choosing a tattoo to wear. The detailing is amazing, as is to be expected from Sandowl Violet, and this is one of the more spectacular works! It’s available now at The Skin Fair 2018, which runs until March 25. I’m not sure if it’s slowing down at all but here are the slurls for the north sim and the south sim.

The ‘Jessie’ hair and hat combo are from a collaboration between Besom X Flite. It’s from a gacha and it’s my go-to hair when I want to have a bit of attitude!

As always, my looks all starts 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 bit of eye shadow from the ‘Tiana Eye make up’ set from Zibska.

This is the ‘Jump Me, male’ pose from Del May!

I’m on top of the car beside the ‘Better call Saul’ billboard at Mother Road.

What a Long Strange Trip it's Been
Six Years! Yea…..I can’t believe it either! It’s my Rezz Day today and I can’t believe it’s 6 years ago today that I came into this world. It wasn’t easy, showing up in this world all system and noobish. No, not noobish….I was plain old 100% NOOB, as anyone newly rezzed into SL is! I had a white business suit on and carrying a bag of some sort. It didn’t take me long to remove a sleeve, without knowing how, since back then a top came with 6 pieces, all of which had to be worn then adjusted to fit. I ended up at some country bar where thankfully my sister came to my rescue and took me to her place! I had absolutely no clue what was going on, I just knew it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen! Since then I’ve had difficulty adjusting to the many changes that have occurred. I never wanted mesh hands or feet, even though there was nothing at all attractive about system feet or the invisiprims that could put shoes on them. I never wanted a mesh body and Oh Em Gee, I never want a mesh head!! So, go forward 6 years and here I am, all mesh all the time and thinking it’s unimaginable to be any other way! The options for living my Second Life are limitless and I still find it to be great fun. I’ve made some incredible friends and I’ve learned there is no limit to some peoples stupidity, but hey…that’s just the joys of humanity! I love this ever evolving world and hope to be here for many years to come, I may be getting older, but I think I look pretty good for my age!! 😀

Here’s my face…yes….this is what the other side of me looks like! And, I’m wearing the newest release from !NFINITY here! The ‘Luca Choker’ is one of those accessories that stays on all the time, no matter what. I think most of us have one piece of jewelry that makes us feel naked when it’s taken off and this choker would be that for me in real life! It’s a nice simple accent that just adds to an outfit, even just jeans and a shirt. It’s unisex, HUD driven with 4 metals and 4 leather textures, it’s resize on touch and unrigged, plus it’s 100% original mesh!You can get it at the current round of Men Only Monthly, which runs until February 15.

The ‘Junghwa’ hair from [monso] is available at the current round of SaNaRaE. The pretty updo with soft face framing tendrils is so feminine!

The ‘Relaxed Blouse’ is one of my favourites from Tres Blah. It’s HUD driven with lots of bra textures, if you choose to wear it at all!

This is a really good look at the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. Note the full lips, perfectly groomed brows, and pert little nose, that come together to make me so pretty! Yea….I’m not full of myself at all!! lol

I’m using one of the 9 options from the ‘Harvest Shadow’ set from Veechi along with one of the 3 sets of eyelashes from the ‘Natural 2’ eyelash pack from Mai Bilavio. Plus, my eyes are from the ‘Nissa’ set from Zombie Suicide.

And the whole look starts with the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

Just a note, the artwork behind me is from Harry Cover, who was so kind as to share his work with me to enjoy while at home. It’s framed with the ‘Repurposed Barnwood Frames’ from [QE] Designs. I’m fascinated with the whole repurposing trend going on, of course I’ve always done it….it’s just that on the farm we called it scavenging to avoid having to buy something!

My pose is from the ‘Detached Bento Pose Set’ from FOXCITY.

What Are You Lookin' At?

Hey….you…..yea you……stop staring! Just because I’m wearing a short skirt and may or may not be wearing any panties doesn’t give you the right to stare! I know…I know….I’ve been showing my butt a lot, I understand that, but when my designers create fashions that enhance or emphasize a certain part, I’m obligated to show it, it just so happens that there’s been a few more items than usual that focus on the butt! I just blog what my wonderful designers release!! 😀 Next month it could be more rings or shoes, or maybe even home decor! Yea, it could be a butt-free month for all I know! If, on the other hand, you choose to look away until my blog is free of butt pics, I’ll totally understand, not everyone wants to see someones a** all the time. I’m starting to wonder if I should complain to Catwa or maybe try a different bento head, since no one ever says I have a pretty face……or heaven forbid that I have a good personality!

This outfit’s a little out of my comfort zone, I will admit. But, instead of trying to work around the shortness of the skirt, I thought I’d embrace it, you know the saying….’If ya got it, flaunt it!’. So, I’m flauntin’ it, baby!! This outfit comes in a few parts, so you can go all in or not, depending on your style. The ‘Futura Skirt, Sleeves, Thigh High Plats, and Top’ are from [QE] Designs and exclusive to the The Darkness Chamber Fair, Cyber Edition. They’re all Belleza, SLink, and Maitreya mesh body compatible and include twelve vibrant colours in the HUD. The Darkness Chamber Fair runs until February 10.

Other than that, my hair is ‘Anime 05’ from Dura Hair.

And like always, my look all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is the 18 pose from M I L A Poses. It’s in one of the pose stands that have the single poses at the landing site.

I’m using the ‘Illuminate 3’ backdrop from Minimal here. It’s at the current round of The Epiphany.

There Was a Time That Being Tired Was Fun!

I know for a fact that being tired used to be easier. It never really mattered what kept me up at night, the next day, though tired, was usually not so bad. I could function enough to do whatever job I had to and I just made sure to get more sleep the next night. I used to be able to do a days work after very little to no sleep, heck, I did the ‘Terry Fox Run’ one year with absolutely no sleep at all, I just called it the ‘Terry Fox Crawl’ that year and got through it! But nowadays, if I don’t have enough sleep for even one night, I feel like I have one foot in the grave. And believe me, today is one of those days. Maybe it would be easier if I’d had fun last night, but no…….it wasn’t any fun at all, sitting at the hospital ER for most of yesterday and then making a return trip this morning at 2 AM. *sigh* But, I’m not complaining, I’d do anything for my parents, and if it means spending countless hours sitting and waiting, or waking up to a phone call to make the trip again, I’ll most definitely do it! I’m so fortunate to have both my parents in my life at this stage so anytime they need me, there’s no questions asked, I’m there. It’s when medical emergencies happen that living in the country kind of sucks. I’m relatively close to the city, but it’s still an hour long round trip, and early this morning I needed to put gas in the vehicle before coming home, so I froze my butt off out in the -30°C wind chill……..then figured since I’m in there I may was well get a Tim Horton’s coffee for the trip home. I hate to waste a visit to the city without getting one! And I wondered why I couldn’t sleep when I got back home, that was one really big cup of coffee!

I played around with my picture a little bit today, but I love this look! My main purpose for this photo is the pose, which is from the ‘Phenomenal’ pose sets from Le Poppycock and available at the current round of The Chapter Four. The two sets of six poses each are perfect for your photos, with each one being completely unique and natural to really make your shot perfect.

I’m wearing the ‘Knotted Tank Top’ in russet from Tres Blah and the jeans, which are one of my favourites are from a previous round of Luxe Box from Blueberry.

The ‘G1224’ hair is from tram and available at the new and current round of Collabor88.

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

It’s not a very good view of my newest piece of artwork, but behind me on the wall is a piece I’ve acquired from Harry Cover, whom I follow and admire on flickr, and who completely blew me away by offering this shot for my home, in world and out! Thanks so much, Harry! ❤

I fell in love with the frame I've used for it from [QE] Designs, It’s are the Repurposed Barnwood Frames, which come with a square and rectangle version, both with 8 wood textures and 3 metals via drop down menu. They’re also scripted for resize on touch.

Also my home is decorated with the ‘Raw Coffee Table’ from .::THOR::., the ‘Berlin Sofa and Rug’ from ~BAZAR~, the reading pile is from a gacha set from Apple Fall, the ‘Alarm Clock’ is from the ‘Farm Living’ gacha set from Apt B, and the incense is from tarte. The blinds are from one of the many gacha sets from Scarlet Creative.

Buy & Sell

I remember the first time I came across the website ‘Kijiji’, I thought there was nothing so interesting as scrolling endlessly to see what people were buying or selling. I think in other parts of the country Craig’s List is the big buy and sell website, but where I am, Kijiji is the main one, or at least the one I look at often. There used to be anything and everything available on it, from heavy equipment to women’s worn panties. Yes, back in the beginning a person could buy and sell ‘personal’ items, but that part of Kijiji was deleted quite awhile ago. Now, it’s the run-of-the-mill goods and services available, but oh what a treasure trove it is! Unless you’re looking for worn undies, then you’re out of luck!! I peruse the pets section frequently and the livestock section, always keeping an eye out for any poor bedraggled animal that needs a home. I found my little dog on Kijiji, when I was actually looking for a dog for a friend. She wanted a big hairy dog for the acreage, so I was looking for her when I came across a poodle/bichon cross that beckoned me. She did find a dog on Kijiji, and Sadie has proven to be a wonderful companion for her. Not long after that, she was looking for a truck, so being the good friend that I am, I looked on Kijiji for her in my spare time, and what do ya know…….I happened across a blue truck that looked remarkably like a truck I bought new back in the 90’s! I had always regretted selling that truck, and there it was in front of me for sale, and at a pretty good price. I ended up getting that truck, and it was the one I had owned previously, it had the same little dent where I had bumped a parking meter. I had sold it during a particularly bad time in my life, and it seemed that all of that bad stuff that happened to me after it went, kind of got erased from my life. Weird, I know! Anyway, my friend did find a truck, on Kijiji too. I told her, she has to quit looking for things to buy, because it’s getting to where I can’t afford to be buying for myself, everything that she’s in the market for!

For this shot I’m wearing the ‘Trina Sweater, Colorblock Pastels’ and the ‘Lianna High Waist Skinnies, Pastels’ both from [QE] Designs. They’re both on sale through Monday, and after that will be regular price, so there’s just a bit of time to get in on the deal! They’re sold separately, and the sweater also comes in the ‘Rainbow Pastels’ design, which is pretty also. The sweater is HUD driven with six designs to select from and is compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh bodies, and the skinnies are also HUD driven with a whopping 25 colour options and with the same compatibility as the top. This is such a pretty set!!

I’m using a pose from the ‘Phenomenal Set B’ set of poses from Le Poppycock! There’s two sets to choose from and each has 6 poses, all very distinctively different and relaxed and natural. They’re available right now at the current round of The Chapter Four.

This is the back of the ‘SHIGURE’ hair from Argrace.

You can only see the tiniest strip of skin, but it’s the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

For this shot I’m at the lovely but very hot and dry, ‘Mother Road‘!