The Setting Sun

The Setting Sun

The setting sun, and music at the close,
As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last,
Writ in remembrance more than things long past.

~William Shakespeare~

The writing of Shakespeare is stunning in rhythm and wording, but there are times I really wonder just what he’s talking about. But, regardless of whether I fully grasp it all completely and correctly, the beauty of his prose isn’t lost on me.

When I was planning this little setting I wanted to make it look cozy and inviting. I kind of fancy the idea of two rocking chairs set out to watch the setting sun. It’s been romanticized, you know, the old couple that have been through everything life could throw at them and they can still sit together and watch a setting sun, comfortable in being together and witnessing nature at it’s finest and maybe even holding hands. It sounds nice, I think, but just because I have no one to sit in the other rocking chair, I can still enjoy the setting sun. I’d have a tasty beverage and keep my book handy to read or maybe write in my journal. And as the summer wanes and the evenings cool, it’ll be nice to have a sweater on and enjoy the stars coming out. It makes me smile just thinking about it.

Okay, the ‘Eastmont Shed’ from Raindale is the focal point of this post, and it’s such a cute little dwelling that I really want to move in. I’ve chosen to show you the back door, it’s the less pretty of the two doors, but I love the rolling barn door at the back. I’m a country girl, what can I say! 😀 It has a footprint of 7x9m and a land impact of 23. The flower boxes on the window sill are included but optional and they add 1 to the LI. The doors are scripted with the ‘Kool Door System’ and have all of the access capabilities it offers. The ‘Eastmont Shed’ is available now exclusively at Shiny Shabby.

I’ve got a few things strewn about here, which is usual for me. To start with, I’ve added the ‘Twinkling Ivy’ from Dysfunctionality, I want to make sure everyone knows that it’s not part of the shed. 🙂

The rocking chairs are from [we’re CLOSED]. The pillows are colour change via drop down menu and they have lots of sits for both men and women. Also from [we’re CLOSED] is the ‘large shrub, green’.

The ‘Andretti Recycled Table, RARE’ is from Serenity Style and is available at the current round of the Tres Chic event There’s six common and one rare to play for.

The ‘Sunflowers Pitcher and ‘Sunflower Bicycle-Decor’ are both from {what next}.

The ‘Boho Guitar’ and the ‘Grunge Barrel Seat’ are both from the ‘Freak Shelter’ gacha set from THOR and should be at the main store now after it’s stint at Cosmopolitan.

The ‘Vouvont Pitcher, Dark Zinc’ is from Calm..

The ‘Wild Oak’ and ‘Norway Maple’ trees are both from The Little Branch.

And last but not least, all of the grass is from Raindale and available at the main store. I’ve used the Summer, soft and the dry grasses for this look.

Meet Me at Greasy’s Diner

Meet Me at Greasy's Diner

He said he’d meet me at this diner and we’d have a ‘nice’ meal! I’m not sure what he thinks ‘nice’ is, but for me this ain’t it! It’s not often I make a date, and it’s times like this that I know why. I don’t enjoy it, meeting someone and making small talk and then trying to appear comfortable and interested, when all I want to do is go home and read my book with a hot cup of tea. It’s not like I get what I expect to get, I’ve gone into many dates with an open mind and high hopes, but they’re usually dashed when he either talks about himself the whole time or he bashes his last girlfriend, endlessly. And this is not starting well, he’s late and if he thinks the ‘Greasy Diner’ is a nice meal then I pretty much know the outcome of this. I want to text him and tell him to shove his ‘nice meal’ and I’ll go on about my day, but I’m not that kind of person. I’ll give him a chance to at least be later than this before I pull the plug. I mean, I was only going to bath the dog and then make a bowl of popcorn and watch a movie. Not terribly important, I know, but I cherish my time alone, no matter how much of it I have. I’ll give him 15 more minutes, then I’m outa here! I have to admit I don’t like standing out here waiting, getting stared at by passersby! I guess I can look busy with my phone, do some major corporate take overs and save the world, because that’s what any true woman would do when wearing her cupcake bra! 😀

Author’s Note: This story is a work of fiction, no one was late for the date, I don’t date at all, and I’m sure Greasy’s Diner is a fine establishment to dine at. You’ll find it at aloha Beach, if you’re interested in trying it out!

Alrighty then, on with the show. A new round of Tres Chic is open for business and LEGAL INSANITY is there with the Sunny Bras and Sunny Sporty Shorts. They both come in lots of colours, and if you splurge on the fatpack there’s a whole bunch of exclusive patches for the bra. The cupcake is one of them. You can mix and match the colours of the straps, metal, and the fishnet part of the bra, as well. The shorts also have extra colours in the FP, and the waist band and trim can be changed independently from the actual shorts. They’re both SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh body compatible. So cute!

Imitation has a new pose/prop set out, and now you can look at your phone and be p*****d off! Or just take a few pictures of yourself to send to your friends, enemies, loved ones, or just random people! I think I’ll send a picture of myself to the dude who’s late, show him how happy I am right now(not) and show him what he’s missing!! The ‘Selfie, Bento’ pose set comes with five poses along with the phone, which attaches to the left hand. You’ll find it on Market Place and the Imitation main store.

I made the plunge and got in on the Powder Pack, Catwa subscription box for the July round! I’ve not looked at it all yet, but I love the ‘Moka Eye Shadow’ from Izzie’s.

While you’re looking at the phone you might want to zoom in and take a gander at the French Ready 2 manicure from Hello Dave. It’s free for anyone and everyone at the Hello Dave main store. The first ‘French Ready’ set of nails is also available free of charge. They’re compatible with SLink, Maitreya, and Omega nails.

The ‘NO PRESSURE’ hair is from NO.MATCH.

The ‘Selene Ribbon Choker, white’ is from Violent Seduction.

The lovely ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone is from Avada and applied to the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa and the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

Writing is Thinking on Paper

Writing is Thinking on Paper

~Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.~

~William Wordsworth~ Letter to his Wife (April 29 1812)

I’ll never pretend to be a ‘writer’! I jot down some thoughts and ideas once in awhile and that’s about it! I admire all the writers of the world and wish that I could do what they do! But, I don’t have the patience for it! I could maybe write short stories. They would be heavy on the ‘short’ and light on the ‘story’!

I LOVE blogging for Bokeh! It keeps me on my toes not knowing what the next creation might be! One day it’s a necklace….the next a gorgeous home decor item! So, when I opened this blog pack I have to admit that I wondered what goes on in the mind of Pamela Igalies, the creator behind Bokeh, that she can come up with these great things!! This time around it’s the Paper Airplanes and Paper Cranes Typing AO! This is an animation override that has paper airplanes or paper cranes appear when you type! You can choose between a fleet or just a single one and you can change direction and colours! Plus, you do a little hand fluttering animation while you type! This is available at the current round of Tres Chic, the theme being Bon Voyage…and like Pamela says, “Everything you write is a trip!” Tres Chic runs until September 10.

I’m wearing the August group gift from #bubbles here and it’s cool, comfortable, and looks great! The dress and belt are compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh bodies plus comes in five fitmesh sizes! It’s free to group members and the group is free to join!

The Dorothy hair from [RUNAWAY HAIR] is a cute style for being out and about on a summer evening! It’s available at the current round of Enchantment…this is from the browns pack.

The Leather Sandals, Two, brown are from a gacha at the !APHORISM! main store!

I’m wearing the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Maitreya, Lara mesh body and the casual hands and flat feet from SLink!

I added the AO to a pose from the Strong Woman pose pack from KoKoLoReS.

I’m up in a relaxing little area on a hill at Garlic Breath at Melee Island…home to the main stores of Bokeh and even.flow!

I Dream

I Dream

If one dares to dream, what dreams may come? I dream of more love and less hate! More grass and less pavement! More peace and less worry! More silence and less noise! More slow and less fast….in just about everything in life these days! More smiles and less sorrow! More understanding and less judgement! What do you dream of?

I’m really happy to welcome #bubbles to my little family of featured designers! I’m excited to see what fashion goodies are coming our way in the future!! I’ve chosen the Mandi Romper as my first item to feature! It comes in eight colours and five fitmesh sizes, along with versions fitted for Maitreya Lara, SLink Hourglass and Physique, Belleza Venus and Freya, TMP, Tonic Fine and Curvy, and EVE Slim and Pulpy! I’m wearing the Teal version which can be found in the main store or on Market Place! A romper is such a simple and comfortable outfit for the hot summer days!

The Aloha Fair starts tomorrow and Slipper Originals has the fun Bonfire Sandals exclusive to the event! These sandals are SLink flat, Maitreya, and TMP bare feet compatible and is HUD driven with loads of options and downright adorable! I love the fish skeleton!! Make a point of zooming in on flickr for a really good look!

And while your in ZOOM mode….take a look at the Ring Choker from Bokeh! It comes in either leather or fabric(seen here) and has a massive 22 colour HUD along with nine word options which is on the ring! I’ve chosen ‘Dream’ as my thought for the day!! The Ring Choker is available at the current round of Tres Chic, which runs until August 10!

The Hair Fair 2016 is still running and I’ve selected the Odyle hair from Mina Hair for this outfit! This is from the dark brown pack! It’s a great length for summer fun! The Hair Fair 2016 runs until the end of the month and supports a great cause in Wigs for Kids!!

The Pretty Things Showroom Event is on until August 7 and Pimp My Sh!t has two new releases for the event! This is the Pretty Little Things tattoo in medium ink tone! I love the incredible details of this tattoo along with the amount of areas that have a little something to look at! I really love this one!!

This post has a whole bunch of great stuff…doesn’t it!! Hello Dave has a whack of new stuff…all in mini palettes containing five incredible colours! This pretty pink is from the Dessert set! In my estimation, Hello Dave has the most extensive array of solid colour nail appliers in Second Life!

This time around I’m wearing my classic avatar head with the Irene skin in Bronze from WoW Skins. I’m also sporting the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the casual hands and flat feet from SLink. My eyes are the Luminous Molasses eyes from Mayfly!

Poses by Kirin Poses.

I’m on the beach at Summerwind South for these pictures.

Those Crazy Days of Summer

Those Crazy Days of Summer

So far, this summer has seemed a tad crazy! I constantly feel like I’m behind in my work and that no matter what I do, I don’t think I’ll catch up! That’s why my blog post output has dropped so drastically! One thing I do know is that regardless if I get my work done or not, the seasons will progress and my work changes and then pretty much ceases to just a few things for the winter! Yea…that dreaded ‘W’ word! But, we’re a long way from that, hopefully, and I’m going to keep plugging away with my work and whatever doesn’t get done by freeze up doesn’t really matter! I have to think that way, otherwise I get all bent out of shape and nothing is worth that….so I pick a couple jobs each day and make a mental note to enjoy the moment……while I’m sweating profusely in the baking sun!

I’ve got some exciting things going on in this post! Everyone knows that Hair Fair 2016 is on, and from what I’m hearing it’s still super busy! But, when you do get in to do some shopping drop in at the [DECOY] shop! There’s three new releases to choose from, I’m wearing Laura in soft black! It’s a nice casual style that’s perfect for the lazy summer days of Second Life! Also from [DECOY] is the exquisite Britany Dress for the July round of Collabor88! It’s fitted for the Maitreya Lara mesh body and comes in eight colours! Take a close to look at the perfect detailing!

The July round of Tres Chic is up and running and Bokeh has some really great chokers available!! This is the Starry Choker, which is available in leather or fabric and they have a huge HUD including 22 strap colours and six metals! It’s completely unrigged for easy resizing and editing!

The new releases just keep coming from Hello Dave! The five colour nail applier packs are a great price, and include such a great variety of colours! This is from the Hot Dog pack!! Just a quick reminder to become a VIP…there’s weekly VIP gifts and you get 10% back on each purchase….when you remember to wear your tag!! 🙂

You’ve probably noticed I’ve got my original face on! Yea….I wanted to have a look at what I used to look like and give the Nelly mesh head a bit of a rest! I swore at one time I’d never opt for a mesh head….but I have to admit that I do like it!! But, either way….here’s the old me…just for something a little different! I’m wearing the Adore skin in Rosy tone from Lumae, Winterberry Shadow from MOCK Cosmetics, the Deep Forest Luminous eyes from Mayfly, and the natural hairbase set 03 from Just Magnetized.

Poses from Le Poppycock.