Sunrise, sunrise
Looks like mornin’ in your eyes
But the clocks held 9:15 for hours
Sunrise, sunrise
Couldn’t tempt us if it tried
‘Cause the afternoon’s already come and gone

And I said hoo…
To you

Surprise, surprise
Couldn’t find it in your eyes
But I’m sure it’s written all over my face
Surprise, surprise
Never something I could hide
When I see we made it through another day

And I said hoo…
To you

Now good night
Throw its cover down
On me again
Ooh and if I’m right
It’s the only way
To bring me back

To you

Sunrise‘ ~Norah Jones~

I’m a morning person by nature, so I’ve seen many sunrises in my life. Although it’s a little more difficult to be up before the sun this time of year in my part of the world. The longest day of the year has come and gone and it’s always a shock to know that the hours of sunlight will start getting shorter and we slowly march towards winter, again. But, I don’t want to think about that this morning. It’s cloudy, but the sun’s been up for about 20 minutes and it’s looking like it’s going to be another hot one. We’re in the midst of a hot and dry spell here, and no matter what anyone says….yes….it’s a dry heat…….but it’s just plain old hot! I do appreciate not being in a humid part of the country, it does make it worse, but when the sun burns down……feeling like it’s scorching everything it touches, I just want to be inside where it’s a little bit cool and dark. But right now…..the suns behind a cloud and it’s still behind the trees, not forcing me to close the blinds, so I look out and see another day ahead, full of possibilities! What’s not to be happy about…..I’m not pushing up daisies, I have a hot cup of coffee in front of me, I’m loved, and I live in one of the best countries in the world…..yup……life is good!

It’s early morning in this shot, and I’ve had a hot cup of coffee brought to me and as I look out on the vista before me I think of all the good things in my life. Liz does look cute in the morning….in a cute little nightie and tousled hair! The ‘Eloen Nightie’ in ‘buttercup’ is from [QE] Designs and available now at the Midsummer Enchantment event. The set includes the nightie and panties and has a dreamy look that’s both sexy and innocent at the same time. It’s fitted for the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza(Isis/Freya) mesh bodies and is HUD controlled with 3 nightie and 2 pantie options. The Midsummer Enchantment event runs until July 9.

The ‘M116’ hair is from .:CHEVEUX:..

My little tattoo is ‘Enigma’ from Queen oF Ink.

As usual, my skin is ‘Maddie’ in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’ve combined a pose from the ‘Fashion 01’ set of poses from C O R P U S with the attachable coffee cup in the ‘Santiago’ set of poses from Ana Poses, to create this look!

Hood Ornament

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 Are You Lookin’ At?

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.

Buy & Sell

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‘!

You Just Never Know What You’ll See!

You Just Never Know What You'll See!

Have you ever wondered what goes on outside overnight? I don’t know about anyone else, but once it’s dark outside, there could be any number of things going on out there! Usually things that I’d rather not know about, like an ax murderer, aliens, or worst of all….ghosts! But, I had the bright idea a year or so ago to get a trail cam to set up in the yard to capture anything that might be wandering through. My one fear is that I’ll see something that I’d rather not know about, but so far…so good! There’s usually a deer or two, a skunk or three, or a coyote. Oh….and the odd stray cat, and sometimes a raccoon or a bunny. The coyotes are the ones I hate to see, they’ve become so brave in around the yard that it’s a little disconcerting to see them casually walk around. A couple evenings ago I stepped out onto my step and came face to face with one about 30 feet from me. He didn’t run or get scared, he just stood and stared at me. I have no doubt he was on his way to see if there was a chicken out to steal, so I tried to scare him into running away, but he just loped off a little bit and then stood looking at me again. There are guns on the premises, but I really hate guns, so needless to say the worst I could do was tell him to Eff off and try to look scary, which some people would say comes naturally to me! 😛 This morning it was a whole new ball game though……there on the camera, was a big old horse…just wandering around in the dark( I don’t have horses at the moment), and behind it….following along was a little horse! I knew whose they were once the little one showed itself, so it was just a matter of waiting for daylight and scouting around so I could tell the neighbour where he could find them. They had moved on up the field to the north and were heading east when I found them. So, if the scariest thing I capture on the camera is a little bit of wildlife or a farm animal or two…that’s fine…it’s those 2 legged monsters I really don’t want to see out there, skulking around in the dark!

There’s something in my front yard here that I’d be really shocked to see! The ‘Wicked Legs’ from {MYNX} are exclusive to the October round of The Chapter Four and add a really nice touch to your Halloween decorating! They’re 100% original mesh and they’re copy/modify so you can adjust the thigh shadows to where you need them. The Chapter Four runs until the end of the month!

October is full of Halloween events and goings on, and [QE] Designs is in a couple of them with some seasonal decor! I’m showing the ‘Wire Punkin Set’ here, which includes 4 styles of wire pumpkins and lots of options! They’re colour change via drop down menu with six colours for the pumpkin, 4 stem colours and 5 light colours. These are exclusive to the Mad Circus 3 Halloween & Gacha Fair, which runs until October 31. Also from [QE] Designs is the ‘Fall Punkin Set v2’, which includes 4 shapes with 8 colours each via drop down menu. They’re copy/mod so you can cover your whole yard in pumpkins if you want! These are available at Trick or Treat Lane, which opens today and runs until November 3, as well as Mad Circus 3.

Another event for October to be on the lookout for is Season of the Witch! It starts tomorrow(October 14) and runs until November 4, and Raindale has the ‘Charfell Cabin’ exclusive to the event. This cute cabin has a footprint of 10X15 and a land impact of 40, and it’s modifiable to be resized as needed. It comes on a platform(23X23 footprint and 8 land impact) which is HUD driven with 5 grass textures, and it can be removed if needed! I’m using it here! The cabin is scripted with the Kool Door system so you can limit access. This cabin has a really unique roof line and some great accents, so if you want to get a full view you can check out Keira’s flickr site!

I’ve used the chairs from ‘Kate’s Vintage Chairs’ from Nutmeg, which is a set of six chairs, all with really unique shapes and detailing.

The ‘Deathly Tree, orange lights’ is from Refuge and available now at Salem. It’s in a gothic style stone urn with two ravens standing at it’s base. The lights can be set to blink or to stay on.

You can’t see them well, but I’ve added the ‘Black Baby Birds’ from +Half-Deer+ on the step of the cabin. These are cute little black chicks that come with various groupings and also singles, plus some wearable ones too! These are also at Salem.

I’m using grasses from Raindale and Kidd Grass here.