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Take Me Away From Here

It’s day 16 with snow on the ground and wintry conditions here, only another 150 or so to go before it might end! But who’s counting? 😀 It’s not even officially winter yet, but the Canadian prairies have never considered that relevant when it comes to weather. So, I know I shouldn’t be tired of it already, but I’m just feeling a little edgy! I’d like to get in the truck and just pick a direction and drive. Summer driving is nice…the roads are dry and clear and it’s nice to get out for some fresh air along the way. But winter driving, feels totally different. The heater is blasting out warm air making the vehicle all cozy, the fresh Tim Horton’s hot chocolate I stop for is steamy and full of chocolatey goodness. The music of choice fits my mood perfectly as I point the truck to the west and begin my journey. It always seems a journey starts by going west. It’s always easier driving in the summer when the roads are clear, but winter can throw some nasty stuff at you at times, so its always good to be aware of any changes going on outside. With the amount of miles that I’ve driven over the years on the road, I’ve come to accept bad driving conditions as just part of the journey, and although it slows me down, I’m not bothered by it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some scary experiences, but average icy or snowy roads or bad visibility don’t bother me. The rain when it’s -15°C isn’t one of my favourite things, that floating feeling always sends a burst of adrenaline through my body, making me super focused and ready for anything. The one thing I learned about winter driving, which many people seem to not realize, is that speed is everything. Slow down people, just slow down! It may mean you get where you’re going a little late, but you know what they say, better late than never!

I’m standing out on Route 66 at Mother Road, I can’t decide if I should hop in that truck and go, emulating Thelma and Louise as I go flying off the cliff of the sim, or should I just hitch hike and hope someone nice picks me up. Neither of those choices seems like a good idea! So, I’ll just stand here, in quiet contemplation.

Take a look at the ‘Adette Heels’ from Ingenue, here! These super cute ice creamy, ooey gooey topping and waffle cone shoes are just what someone with a sweet tooth needs! They fit the SLink and Maitreya high feet and come in 12 sweet colours, these are the raspberry. They’re available at the Candy Fair until December 1.

The ‘Pepper’ hair is from [KoKoLoReS] and this is from the Balayage pack. I love it’s short and sexy style!

The ‘Bella Tank Top’ in nude is from Tres Blah.

These jeans are from a previous round of Luxe Box from Blueberry.

You can see just a bit of the ‘Just Love’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear. It’s a tattoo that I like to have on a lot, hoping to send a message, or at the very least remind me to love, even when it’s not the emotion of choice at any given moment.

The ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone is from Avada and available now at Appliquè. She looks beautiful on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is pose 63 from MILA Poses.

Not All Clutter is Equal

I must admit to not being the best of housekeepers. I prefer being outside, so it gets a little bit neglected in the summer. When I think of clutter in my real life compared to my Second Life clutter, it’s like comparing apples to oranges. What I should do is recreate this photograph in real life! I do happen to have a cardboard box of books ready to go for donation, it’s waiting patiently! And believe it or not, my boots are even beside it, but they’re the boots I wear when I’m out doing animal things, so needless to say there’s a few things stuck on them that I’m sure no one wants to see. I do have a vintage radio I could set beside the boots, it’s red and still works. I don’t have a backpack though, although I could borrow one, but it’s probably almost worn out and in need of repairs. I have a couple houseplants, but the Hoya is really big and has grown into my window blind, so I can’t move it, but the Joshua Tree could sit beside the backpack, and it does look pretty good. I wonder how many Canadians have a Joshua Tree for a house plant? I’ll get one of my tea cups and saucers out to add to the collection, I love my jadeite in the ‘Alice’ pattern by Fire King! I do have a coat rack by my door, but it’s usually covered in hats, toques, and a chore coat. Anything that has the word ‘chore’ in it isn’t photograph material! Now, once it’s all gathered and placed I have to wait a week to get a light coating of dust on it, to make it look like the rest of the things in here! The trick will be getting a windlight for nice shadows, real life windlights just aren’t as good as SL’s!

I started out planning a blog post featuring the ‘Gideon Boots’ from NX-Nardcotix, but after many attempts at getting a pose I liked and an interesting angle I couldn’t seem to get it right and gave up and made them decor! A girl can’t wear her boots 24/7, even though she may want to! They fit the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh feet for the women and the feet for the men’s mesh body ‘David‘ also from NX-Nardoctix. Plus there’s an unrigged pair, so pretty much anyone can wear them. They come in 7 colours and are exclusive to Shoetopia! Also from NX-Nardcotix is the ‘Finley Backpack’! It’s rigged for the ‘David’ body and also comes unrigged and this one I’m showing is the ‘static’ version. It also comes in 7 colours of rich and smooth leather. The backpack is exclusive to Men Only Monthly, which runs until October 15.

Also shown here is the ‘Vintage Bakelite Radio’ from KraftWork, the ‘book pile, leather, brown’ from .:revival:., the ‘cardboard box with books’ from [bauwerk], the ‘coat rack’ and ‘firewood basket’ are from Dust Bunny, and the house plants from [what next]. Oh…and the tea cup is from the ‘hard to find set, mint’ from [keke].

I guess I better get working on my housework, maybe Monday! 😀

I'm Not

I’m not a woman who is only a shell, like a cheap chocolate Easter bunny that has exquisite decorations on the outside but nothing on the inside! I’m made up of a multitude of layers all leading to a core that’s like an intricate galaxy of emotions, yearnings, disappointments, joys, experiences, love, and grief! I’m not a woman who gives herself freely, but when I choose to, I give it willingly and completely! I want to be understood and accepted for all that I am. I’m not perfect, but rather perfect imperfection! I’m not a simple story that can be enjoyed and understood by needing to only read the last chapter! I’m like a novel that has twists and turns throughout, and with every turn there’s another surprise waiting to be found! I may not have it all, but I’m all that I can be! And really, it is enough!

I’m really and truly honoured to have Legal Insanity join my family of featured designers! I’m looking forward to being challenged with the multitude of styles that they create since I tend to get stuck in a rut sometimes with the same look, lately it’s been a tank top and shorts! So today’s post is a lot different from that!! I started with the Candy Heels, which are exclusive to the Kink(Y) Event, which runs until July 19. They’re SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh body compatible and are available in 15 separate options or the fatpack! These sky high heels give me totally ‘Hot Legs’! And as Rod Stewart would say ‘You got legs right up to your neck’!!

I really think that ‘Kasumi, sheer’ from R2 Fashion is something to behold! The shiny see through parts with the added top and under little bitty things to cover up my private parts is a statement in itself! The thong back just adds to the package! Be prepared to be noticed! 😀

The ‘KOMA’ hair from the blacks pack is perfect for me! I love short hair and Argrace has some of the best!

As always I’m wearing the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya!

I’ve combined a pose prop with a pose, both from Le Poppycock, for this post! The pose is from the ‘Lost Inhibitions’ A pose set and the stool is from the ‘Sitting Pretty’ pose prop gacha set!

If Walls Could Talk

Can you keep a secret?
Come on, ohhhh
These walls keep a secret
That only we know
But how long can they keep it
Cause we’re two lovers who lose control
We’re two shadows chasing rainbows
Behind closed windows
Behind closed doors

If walls could talk-oh
They would say “I want you more”
They would say “Hey, never felt like
this before”
And that you would always be the one for me
Just two people making memories
Too good to tell
And these arms are never empty
When we’re lying where we fall
We’re painting pictures, making magic
Taking chances,
Making love

If Walls Could Talk ~Celine Dion ~

I’m behind the scenes today, with just a post about shoes! I’m not a shoe person in real life. I wear them and when I need new ones I go buy them! I don’t shop for shoes by trying them on, walking in front of mirrors, and all! I just try one shoe on…..stand up….confirm it fits when I walk and put it back in the box and pay for it. But, I’ve found that in Second Life I really like shoes. It doesn’t hurt to wear high high heels…they’re all comfy! With this shot I’ve used the new release from GLAMISTRY HORTENSIA Heels! They’re compatible with the high SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet, they’re HUD driven with lots of colour options and lots of areas to customize, and they make a sexy leg, super sexy! Also, from GLAMISTRY is the men’s shoes PM 1002. They’re for the SLink feet for men, HUD driven, and also have a sock option to add! There’s lots of colour options and they come either rigged or unrigged! These are worn by men with a great sense of style!!

This was taken in The Clock Loft from DaD Design, using the Upcycled Pallet Bed, and the Repurposed Shutter(grey) from tarte, the Spotlight Lamp from Trompe Loeil, the Morrison Cushion Pile, from junk..

I Come to Life in a Garden!

I know February isn’t the most gardening friendly month in Canada, but it’s at this time of year when I start planning for the coming season! There’s still snow on the ground, and will be for another couple months, the daytime highs right now are sitting at -15 C and even if I could get to the soil, it’s frozen hard as rock! So, with an actual garden a long ways away, what are my options for curing the gardening urge!

The Gacha Garden of course! It really is a beautiful setting, all those gacha machines in a warm and sunny location! I became enthralled with the Flutterpaws from lassitude & ennui early in my wanderings! These little cat fairies are animated and when worn sit above the left shoulder, and do little cat things, like flutter their butterfly wings! They can also be rezzed and make cute decor! There’s eleven commons and four rare kitties to collect and when you’ve played twenty times on the machine you’ll receive the Seed of Inspiration version! It’s the one that will be retired at the end of the event, never to be seen again! The Gacha Garden runs the entire month of February!

The Walk a Mile in My Shoes Hunt began today and I’m wearing the hunt gift from Duh! here! The Thick Soled Sneaks are unrigged mesh, so sizing is simple with a drop down menu. They come with an alpha for classic avatars but will also fit over many of the mesh flat feet available! There is seventeen designers participating in the WAMIMSH and you can get all the slurls and hints on the blog here!

The Suspender Dress, in black, is from {MYNX} and it just had the perfect look I was looking for to pair with the shoes! It comes with five standard sizes, but I’m wearing it over the Maitreya Lara mesh body with no problem! 🙂

Also at The Gacha Garden is the lovely Tang hair from Doe. I won the browns pack and the HUD includes an incredible twelve solid hair colours and another twelve dipped!!

The Delia skin in Tan tone is from .::WoW Skins::. and exclusive to BOMB SHELLS!

Poses by Label Motion.

I took the pictures at Scribbled Hearts!