It’s Just Routine

It's Just Routine

I do things my way, and I don’t mean that in a weird arrogant way, I just mean that I have certain ways of doing things. Everyone does, I put my pants on starting with the right leg and others may do the left first, it’s just human. So, when it comes to bathroom habits, everyone is different, which has always made the sharing of a bathroom a tricky thing. Personally, I think it’s good to have to share, it forces people to get along and have patience and acceptance! I know, I know…..you’re saying, ‘how can anyone endure the trials of sharing the bathroom with someone who constantly leaves ‘his’ wet towels on the floor and the seat up’! Well, I’m not saying it’s easy, but you know, he could say ‘how come you always leave the seat down’ and ‘why is your make up spread all over the vanity all the time’. When sharing a bathroom, you have to allow the other person a little bit of room to live, we all have quirks and habits that could drive a person crazy! Except me, I’m quirk and habit free, it’s just too bad no one lives with me to experience it!

So, I’m standing at the sink here, just doing my before bed routine. I start with tooth brushing then face and hand washing, then hair brushing……and a quick tooth flossing. I don’t look too long in the mirror before bed, I don’t want to bring on nightmares, you know. 😀 In Second Life it’s getting easier and easier to replicate real life, with all the little things designers create to make our SL as life like as possible. Galland Homes has released the ‘Savannah Bath Vanity and Light Fixture’ exclusive to the January round of the ULTRA Event. The 100% mesh vanity(8LI) features dual copper sinks with working faucets(on touch), PG animations, and a four light copper light fixture(3LI). It’s sleek design can work with lots of different styles and is fully functional to make your virtual bathroom routine just a little bit easier. ULTRA runs until February 10.

As you can see, living alone has made me a little bit lazy when it comes to picking up after myself. I have a ton of stuff strewn around that really should be taken care of. I’ll start with the mirrors, these are from the ‘Southern Elegant Bathroom Set’ from a previous round of Deco(c)rate from [Merak].

I did a bit of shopping at Dutchie Furniture before putting this scene together! I splurged(big time) on the ‘Iron Cast Bain de Bateau’, which is a bath tub in layman’s terms, and it’s got all the bells and whistles any good bath tub should have. Also from Dutchie is the towel on the floor, hanging robe, tissue box, scale, and the wicker laundry basket/towel. They have a nice selection of bathroom clutter, if you’re in the market.

The ‘nail polish clutter’ is from a gacha from Tres Blah, as is the ‘Slumber Party Tank & Shorts’ that I’m wearing to bed.

The dress, bra, and panties all over the floor are from the ‘Z-tease’ gacha set from [zerkalo] and available now at The Epiphany.

The ‘Long Narrow Frames, monochrome’ are from Llorisen.

The ‘Dress Form’ is from a gacha set from Apple Fall.

The ‘Accent Gilt Chair’ is from Nutmeg.

The ‘Farm Living Rug’ is from the ‘Farm Living Gacha aset’ from Apt B.

The rest of my look is the ‘My Hair-Suzy’ from [monso], and the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. It all starts with the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa, the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya, and the Deluxe set of mesh feet from SLink.

Santa’s Hut

Santa's Hidey-Hole

I always dreamed of the decadent comforts that could be had in ones very own hidey-hole. That little place to crawl into when I need to escape reality for awhile. It would be all warm and cozy with lots of blankets and pillows, maybe a little wood stove to heat some milk for hot chocolate. I’d have a nice collection of books, about a wide variety of things, just in case the book I’m reading at the time doesn’t thrill me. I think I’d only wear pajamas in there, not a nightie but the pants and top men’s type pajamas with slippers….no….big wooly socks. I’d have my phone with me, but only reply to the ones I want to, which on most days is very few, so this wouldn’t be anything new. The phone would also be good to have with me in case I need to call someone to bring me something to make my little retreat a bit more comfortable, like cookies or maybe a slice of brownie, or two. I think it would also be nice to have a cat with me, for a little company. They’re not demanding like a dog, and they don’t mind if I ignore them, but it would be comforting to have a little bit of company. Oh, and of course I’d only go to this retreat in the winter, I don’t normally want a wood stove and hot chocolate on a hot summer day. At least thinking about this in December still leaves me lots of time to get something built before spring, because up here, getting to spring is a long term goal, it’s not in the near future, that’s for sure!

I’d like to thank Robert Galland of Galland Homes for building this little hut for Santa, because if it wasn’t for him, I probably wouldn’t be posting any festive pictures this year. Still not in the mood, sorry all! But, I created a little area for Santa to retreat to when he has some time before the big day, or maybe on Boxing Day. I put a little wood stove in there along with a big comfy chair and a big steaming mug of hot chocolate for his enjoyment. Santa’s Hut has a 5X5m footprint and a land impact of 11, so it fits pretty much anywhere. It’s available now until December 25 at the Paying It Forward Event, which is an event based on the idea of generosity and giving, so each item there has nocopy/transfer permissions so you can give them as gifts to anyone you care to. I recommend you join the Paying It Forward group so you can pick up the numerous gifts from a lot of seriously talented designers. I love this idea, it makes it easy to spoil the ones closest to you.

And as for the rest of this little scene, well gachas play a fairly large part in it. I need some kind of reason to play gacha like I do! 😛 So, Mesh India is at the current round of Cosmopolitan with the ‘Let It Snow Winter Decor gacha 2’, and the stump with axe and separate stumps are from that one. There’s another fantastic winter gacha set at the MI main store, if you’re interested.

The trees on either side of the hut and the toboggan, which is part of the snowy planks walk way are all part of the ‘Midwinter Magic’ gacha set from DEL-ka AEDILIS. They specialize in role play buildings and furniture and have a bunch of other gachas to play at the main store.

The snowy ground, snowy meadow and snowy grasses are all from a mega snowy pack I got from KIDD Grass awhile back.

The ‘Fall Heritage Woodburner’ and the ‘Magnolia Wreath’ are both from Apple Fall.

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

I can’t believe it’s October already and with the Canadian Thanksgiving coming up this weekend, it’s time to take a moment and think of all the things to be thankful for. I don’t like to appreciate my blessings just once a year, I try to think of everything I have to be grateful for every day. I wonder, if more people were thankful for what they had instead of always wanting more, would the world be a happier place? We’re bombarded everywhere we look with what we need to make life more enjoyable, right from cars, beer, electronics, and even our looks. It’s all just a marketing tool to sell things that no one needs, and it works as witnessed by the rise in consumerism. There’s nothing I need in my life, I have a roof over my head, it’s not big and fancy but it keeps the warm in and the rain out. I have a vehicle to get me from point A to point B. It’s 20 years old but it runs and my truck and I have a long history together. I have food on my table……I grow and raise most of it myself, and I’m very thankful that my health allows that. I do have the extras in life like a computer, smartphone, and TV with cable, but I could live without them if I had to. I’m not rich, but I have enough…..and really….since I’ve never seen anyone’s possessions disappear when they pass on, I’m pretty sure you can’t take it with you!

This picture pretty much sums up how I think a perfect day could look like. It’s a gorgeous fall evening and my cat is keeping occupied watching the Koi swimming peacefully in the pond while the pups wait for me to give them a bath and play with them. I can’t imagine a life without animals…..they are the constant in my life that always make me smile. I’m surrounded by everything needed to bring peace to me and it’s all from │T│L│C│. I’ll start with the ‘Garden with Wings’ which is exclusive to Rock Your Rack 2017, a Second Life event that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The garden includes the pond, flower beds, bench, and the butterflies flitting carelessly around can be turned on/off by the owner. The lighting is also can also be turned on/off with a touch. It has a land impact of 87 and is modifiable, but do take care when modifying. The ‘Butterfly Watering Can’ is a hunt gift with 100% of it’s 10L$ cost being donated to the cause. And also having 100% of it’s cost donated is the ‘Butterfly Bed’, a nice little flower bed that includes lighting, butterflies, and gorgeous Hydrangeas in full bloom. While at Rock Your Rack 2017 you can also purchase the ‘Ginger Cat’, who stands on the edge of the pond and watches the fish and often playfully dips it’s paw in the water in hope of catching one of the fish. I played the ‘Animated Puppies’ gacha at the │T│L│C│ main store and scored the ‘Puppies Bathtime, RARE’ which has the 3 puppies waiting patiently for their bath. While I was at the main store I couldn’t resist Pack 3, of 4 free swimming, feedable Koi. I was a little worried that I’d have trouble with placing them in the pond and get them swimming happily, but I had no problems following the directions that are included. I know you can’t see them here, but they are really nice addition to any pond. Rock Your Rack 2017 runs until October 14.

And as for me? I’m wearing the ‘Judi Top’ from .miss chelsea. and available at the current round of ~uber~. The ‘Kaylah Jeans’ are from Just Because and also available at ~uber~. The ‘Autumn Wedges’ are a new release from Eudora 3D and available at Shoetopia. The F1124 hair is from tram. And finally, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m using pose 52 from the ‘Breaking the Habit’ set of poses from Bauhaus Movement.