Follow me to the Wedding Expo …… please

This will be a very short post due to the subject matter “SL Weddings”  I promised myself that I would go over there to take a look see and when I landed my hands started getting sweaty, my breathing became labored and heart started pounding ~  was like my feet were in quicksand not wanting to move forward ~ taking a deep breath and whispering to myself “its going to be ok” over and over I looked up at the sign “Wedding Expo” and again felt panic setting in again …

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Welcome to Wedding Expo

Can you see my right foot just there?  Wanting to turn around and run fast as I can.  Looking to my left at that huge huge Wedding Bells sign I almost fainted on the spot.  OMG am a grown woman I can do this …cant I?  Taking another deep breath I begin to step under the sign and making my way down to Image Essentials.  Really trying not to let the panic bubble up in my throat.  Ok guess I should explain quickly why all this over gulps “SL Weddings”  Couple of words explain to you rather quickly – BAD EXPERIENCE…just like rl you have these hopes and dreams of meeting your “Prince Charming” ~ then they turn back into frogs once you say “I DO” will let your imagination take over from this point …. my foot takes a step and then another and another and I walk with a purpose to see the store Kay created in here for Image Essentials ~ YAY I found it just follow the road straight ~ do not make the first turn its little around the bend on the left hand side ~ wait look I took a pic of me in front of the store …

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Peeking in can you see all the amazing stuff she created for this expo ~ now that was fun and some are down right cute and funny … look all the way in the back see them hmmm maybe you cant wait I got a pic of what you should be looking at …..

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Adorable aren’t they?  Who said you needed a breathing groom or bride hmmmm?  Well?  No one really and hey look at that groom he is being quiet…look at that bride she sure kept down that wedding budget for the dress huh…hmmm with a certain gleam in my eyes I could do that now *giggling …

Oh yes they are having a hunt also at the expo you just have to look for the rose in each shop and as per her usual amazing standards she outdid herself for the hunt prize in the store… looking around let me show you the prize…if anything you gotta go and grab this one ….

 

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I didn’t say yes  sorry to say but he does look cute on one knee holding out the ring box.  Hmmm looking one last time at the ring and yes it comes just the way this is showing ~ just look for that red rose… A lot of nice vendors that want to help you make your wedding a very special day and our good friend Tori who is 2 doors down has the most gorgeous gowns and tux’s to choose from … make sure you check her store out as well ~ before I forget let me hand out the credits for what am wearing today.  Hugz and hope you do head over there and at least explore ~

Credits go to

Skin ~ al vulo

Shape ~ mine

Hair ~ D!va

Outfit ~ Bonetto Style ~ White silk one shoulder dress ~

Shoes – Hucci Sandals for Slink High

 

 

 

20 Personal SL Questions

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I decided to take up Strawberry’s challenge  of answering these 20 questions relating to SL ~ hey you get to know more about me ~ scary thought *giggling…sooo here goes ~ enjoy  ~ http://strawberrysingh.com/2014/05/26/20-personal-sl-questions-meme/

1. When and how did you discover Second Life?  Whew this is easy one ~ was dragged in here by a good friend who we had played online Sims together and she had been pestering me since 07 to join took me a year to finally give in and have not looked back once.

2. Did you know about virtual worlds before or was this your first experience with them?  Yes with the “Sims game”

3. Has Second Life met your expectations? It has exceeded them and lots more

4. If you could teleport back to the first ten minutes of your avatar’s life, what would you tell yourself? Not to believe what most people tell you especially of the male gender – right there would of saved me some embarrassing moments and hurt.

5. How long did it take you to master avatar flying and driving vehicles inworld?  LOL not sure about the flying but I am banned from driving vehicles inworld ~ giggling might as well just toss me and whoever is in the passenger seat in a mountain or in the ocean.  I had a time just learning to walk up stairs ~ I think flying was beyond my capability for a long long time.

6. Do you have a mystery alt? That I wont answer on the grounds of umm well just wont answer that ~ grins and winks

7. Is your SL avatar a reflection of you, or someone you wished you could be? Personality is 100% me seeing I can never fake being anyone else but me ~ fashion was mostly how I dressed in my 20’s with short skirts, dresses and stiletto’s along with the bikini for the summertime ~ for looks I had some RL bad hair days LOL and in RL I do have the blonde hair with blue eyes.

8. Is there an individual you met in SL that inspired you in your RL? How?  Actually a couple but I wont embarrass them naming names because of the obstacles they have overcome d in their rl to make me be a lot more grateful in mine.

9. Do you feel it is easier to create stronger bonds/relationships with people you meet in-world as opposed to the real world? Being  very social person in both worlds I tend to agree that it is easier inworld seeing you are getting to meet someone without physical appearance barriers ~ you are learning who they are sight unseen.  Someone might be sexy or handsome in RL but turns out they are a complete moron or worse.

10. Did you ever imagine or believe people could fall in love with someone they never met before Second Life? Absolutely – in a way it is easier to fall in love with someone ~ will it last once you meet in RL that is the true test.

11. How has your perspective of dating changed (or not) since you started playing second life? Dating in SL is soo much easier than RL ~ your clothes fit perfect, your date does not have bad breath ~ you both are perfect dance partners and places to go and things to are endless ~ RL dating is total stress for either person.

12. How has your perspective of employment changed (or not) since you started playing second life? Really hasn’t changed seeing that I was amazed to learn you really can make a rl living in here and a little envious of those that can but takes a lot of talent and hard work to succeed in SL.

13. Name three things in both your lives that overlap each other significantly ~ first is my friends, music, my passion for learning.

14. If you could live your life more immersively in a virtual world, would you? (Kind of like the Matrix) There is no thinking on that one it would be a YES ~ where there is no pain, endless days of smiles and friends to enjoy and to be able to TP to one spot to the next ……. oh yesss

15. How do you think behavior changes for people if they’re in-world vs in real world? Why do you think that is? You hear so many people say am shy in RL but here they just come alive and live ~ you have the idiots that also are a lot crueler in here than RL and basically for both there is this veil or wall that is their protection ~ the monitor makes anyone braver and bolder and some it helps them to break out and experience RL without fears.

16. How has second life consumerism changed your perception of spending habits, the value of money, the need to be “bleeding edge” with fashion? Laughing as I look at my ever growing inventory ~ RL I am so budget conscious and hardly what one would label materialistic or have this huge RL closet full of clothes or shoes or things in general.  SL brings out the shopoholic in me especially with clothes but I still go for the sales and join groups to get the ever monthly gift.  Even in SL I have to think hard about spending so much on one item that I might only wear one time.

17. Do you think virtual worlds like SL drive and redefine human interaction or do they narrow and limit it? OH no they just have opened up the world definitely putting a new spin on interacting with people from all over the world ~ would of never met someone from down under or spoke with someone from Wales ~ for me it is amazing experience. 

18. If technology progressed tomorrow to allow you to send emotions to people the way you’d send text or voice messages, would it enrich your SL experience or infringe on it?  It would open up another dimension and truly enrich it.

19. Name three skills you attribute to having learned or honed in second life alone ~ Photoshop, photography, patience.

20. If your grand kids googled your Second Life Avatar’s name, would they be intrigued, disgusted, proud or something else?  Seeing I do not have any grandchildren nor will I my only experience of someone looking at my SL Avi is my rl friends are intrigued and at times find it amusing. 

Whew finally at the end and yes some of the questions were very thought provoking and made me stop and really think.  Possibly each of you reading this will take time to think about how you would answer these.  I know can fill you in what I am wearing and where this was taken.  Thank you for reading ~

Credits go to

Skin ~ al vulo

Shape ~ mine

Hair ~ D!vaKalli2

Lashes – MCFalsies

Eyes – QYN –  Marine Blue

Dress – SassyTaylor – Aqua

Shoes – HucciAlbany Sandals – Slink High

Pose – Image EssentialsBody Shot 11

Location – Image EssentialsMeadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow me to Day of Remembrance

Day of Remembrance Memorial Garden, Varna (178, 26, 23)

Today is the official Memorial Day for those living in the states.  This holiday is to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice *their life* while serving their country.  A somber occasion if you sit and truly think about it ~ also marks typically the start of summer vacation season.  I did find something comparable in SL to mark this day with the Day of Remembrance Sim ~ each flower in the garden has a person’s name dedicated to them as they are no longer with us in SL.

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    As you walk through seeing all the names and realize how great the citizens of Second Life are ~ taking time to place a flower in remembrance of someone that made a difference in their life and not wanting them to be forgotten.  Just as we place flags on our hero’s graves so we can honor their memory and never forget  ~ at times this holiday gets confused with Veterans day where we celebrate all members of the service ~ Memorial Day is a remembering of those that gave their life.

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Sitting and reflecting

     Several places in the park to sit and reflect as I am ~ thinking back to those that I have known through out my early years that were sent to Vietnam and never came back. Was my first experience in dealing with the casualties of war…my wish is that one day there will be no wars.

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        Behind me is one of the waterfalls that you can stand and just get lost in the prisms of rainbows that always surround this type immense body of water.   Putting together this outfit  I thought was rather fitting to show my support and patriotism for my country.  Wearing white cotton belted jeans, which I paired with a red, white and blue striped top.  As somber occasion today is the sim is pretty with green grass, variety of flowers to gaze at, waterfalls and various sitting areas.  It truly beckons you to come back to and walk around over and over ~ if you have lost someone whether in SL it is a very peaceful area to think and reflect.   Please enjoy your day and no matter where you are in the world take a moment out of today and remember our fallen.  Lets never forget them !  hugzz

your sl guide

Starr Ghost

Credits go to :

Skin ~ Al Vulo

Hair ~ D!va – Kalli2 – Cats Eye

Outfit ~ Mary’s Threads  60L special

Pose ~ Image Essential ~ Smart Casual 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow me to H220

Grab your umbrellas or your rain gear cuz you will be getting wet ~ not a little sprinkle am talking a major drenching.  When you first land take a moment and just look briefly ~ enjoy the dark foreboding clouds all around you before you make your way into the hole that takes you down below.

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If you look closely on the left side there is a can sitting on its side that you crawl into to drop down to the next level ~ or you can just walk off the edge and fall into the abyss ~ either way it is one way to get down to the amazing ground ~ this is where you need to change or grab that umbrella.

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          As I stand around in this bleak but fascinating land a old old song comes to my mind ~ yes am one of those oldie but goodies female but the song words fits so just bear with me while I reminisce  ~ “raindrops keep falling on my head but that doesn’t mean my eyes will turn red cryin’s not for me I am never gonna stop the rain by complaining because I am free, nothings worrying me”  If you know the song then you and I are in possibly the same age brackets or you are a music lover ~  anyhoo the song fits as you walk around.  The land is a photographers dream with open areas and just enough landscaping to fit into the background ~ take a walk around and explore.  Btw my pics do not do it justice at all … just saying am not a top notch photographer as a lot of bloggers are but am working on that ~ shaking off the rain and going back up to show off this gorgeous outfit am wearing …

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   Is this a perfect summer outfit?  Oh my I am loving it ~ comfy, chic, sexy and its just looks great on ~ the material of the pants is linen and really done just perfect.  Love out it fits my body along with it is the top that enhances the pants and you making the outfit casual or you can dress it up with a gorgeous necklace, earrings and bracelets if wanted.  Before I go to far the outfit is available on MP and store is !Smesh “Summer in Linen” Shoes are another yummy find by Hucci “Albany Sandals” and they are made for Slink High feet~ they just really set this outfit off.

           Now that I am dry think RL is yelling at me – its laundry day so gotta get my butt in gear before roomies start mumbling….but before I go another reminder that if you like my blog please let your friends follow ~ my next stop involves horses and sexy men *wink …. take care now …. hugzz

Starr ~ your guide around SL

Credits go to

Skin – al vulo **

Shape – mine

Outfit – !Smesh – Ice Color “Summer in Linen”

Hair – D!va “Sayaka

Shoes – Hucci “Albany Sandals made for Slink High

Pose – Image Essentials “IE Wander3

Location – H220

B.J. Thomas – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head Lyrics

Artist: B.J. Thomas

Album: Miscellaneous

Genre: Country

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Play Song

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
And just like the guy
Whose feet are too big for his bed

Nothin’ seems to fit
Those raindrops are fallin’
On my head, they keep fallin’

So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
And I said, I didn’t like
The way he got things done

Sleepin’ on the job
Those raindrops are fallin’
On my head, they keep fallin’

But there’s one thing I know
The blues they send
To meet me won’t defeat me
It won’t be long till
Happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
But that doesn’t mean
My eyes will soon be turnin’ red

Cryin’s not for me ’cause
I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free, nothin’s worryin’ me

It won’t be long till
Happiness steps up to greet me
A raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
But that doesn’t mean
My eyes will soon be turnin’ red

Cryin’s not for me ’cause
I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free, nothin’s worryin’ me

Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/b-j-thomas/raindrops-keep-falling-on-my-head-lyrics/#SY7yHPwpUOhr8pLV.99

 

 

Follow me to I.E.

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Looking for some great poses or props then follow me to I.E.  I work for an amazing woman “Kay Weston” who is the force behind Image Essentials ~ never have I met such a determined and organized female in SL.  Psst this is fact am not kissing up or blowing smoke *giggling*  Kay is creative, imaginative, and energetic *trying to keep up with her* is at times mind blowing ~ basically like the energizer bunny on speed….a nutty Aussie that I met while back at an event where we just clicked.  Her infectious personality really makes you want to strive to be the best.  She creates some really unique poses that I just drop my jaws at times going OMG that is wild or that is perfect.

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As you can see by the pic above that’s my friend Brutus hopped on a male stand to try out ~  little tip that I will give out to the females reading this l will use a male stand as well for a pose ~ for me most poses especially male ones are very unisex ~hey opens up a lot more ways to get more bang for your linden. Yes ladies you will see my friend being dragged around with me lots more *giggling* don’t worry he LOVES the attention.  I could spend hours and hours showing you all 3 levels of the store.  Instead will give you a very brief overview ~ first floor to the right has the female stands, middle has all the “New” stuff along with male stands and the far right has a lot of male props and more male stands ~ 2nd floor is couple poses, wedding and a variety of  gacha machines and lastly on 3rd floor is a lot of discounted poses with more props to try out.  Now you see why I could spend a lot more time showing you each floor *grinning*

     Kay also has a huge heart and it shows ~  her sim is set up for different studios (group, couples, male and female) and you just have to become a subscriber to use them ~ subscriber fee is free.  Each studio has several pages of different and unique scenes ~ each scene is well thought out & includes all the props you need along with the poses.  Did I mention this is all free for you as a subscriber to use ~ that amazes me.

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Oooh yes the above pic shows all the various places on the sim that you can go and take your own pics if you rather not use the studios.  Various places that are so photogenic and the variety oh my gosh there are well look at the pic you can tell by the different pics of just how varied they are.  You can see a beach, mountains, a gorge, meadow and more that you just need to tp over here and check out.  Kay has also given the ability to rez props or poses wearing your subscriber tag ~ just always remember like a national park leave nothing behind but memories.

         Kay is always working to create very unique poses ~ something you will not ordinarily see ~ for the Puppet Fair that is still ongoing she made puppet on the string gacha’s ~ for Fashionart she created a set named “Shopoholic”  ~  for me am excited about the upcoming Wedding Expo ~ am really jumping up and down and wishing I could share with you those but will say these are exclusives ~ there are 10 exceptionally unique for this fair that you do not want to miss.  Really YOU do NOT want to miss the expo ~ brides pay attention its coming on the 24th of this month.  Mark your calendar.

          Really there is so much to see, to explore on her sim that I could drag this post on and on and on but I won’t ~ what I do wish that you will take time out and hop over to her sim ~ something for everyone ~ thank you for following me as I continue my journey around SL ~ my next place is a really interesting sim ~ stay tune ~ sends hugz out to you all ♥

                                your guide ~ Starr

Follow me to Calas

First place I really want to show you is one of my favorite Sims “Calas”  owned by two good friends Ty and Truck – a magical place that just begs you to come back over and over to visit and to take pics.  Yes very photogenic and at times you just need to set the camera down to walk and enjoy.  No one resides there and there are no vendors to purchase anything from ~ what is there is a magical place transporting you back to the Victorian Era when time was simpler.    Where you can walk on the sidewalks and imagine people looking up from their front porches and either smiling or acknowledging you with a friendly wave.  Where the store fronts are inviting and you might even run into Ty or Truck who are such gracious hosts.  Calas is divided up into 13 different sims all unique in their own way.  Below is Eryn Vorn a wooded area where there are fields to dance in ~ benches to sit and cuddle or just chat ~ a glorious music stream that is simply just right.  A beauty of waterfalls to gaze at if you want or you can watch the river flowing gently.  There are paths to wander around on that are filled with flowers, plants and trees that make you at times just stop to reach out and touch.  You close your eyes the smell of the flowers waft up your nose and your mouth turns up and you smile. Lot of little areas to seek and peek around ~ might see various wildlife critters but do not worry they are harmless.  Oh, but you never know about those pesky skunks or this one bear that has been aptly named Yogi skulking around trying to poach off picnickers.   Standing here looking out feeling the warm sun touching my skin I feel this sense of calm being here.  Really is truly magical and we will be coming back again and again to show you all the different spots for you to enjoy.  Yes today I am simply reveling in this glorious gown that was provided to me by way of the FashionArt Fair and a big thank you to “Haute – for this amazing gorgeous “Starry Sky gown.

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Credits go to the following: 

Skin – Al Vulo, Hair – D!va *Natsuki*, Eyes – Madrid Solo *Realm Green*, Lashes – “MC Falsies”, Dress – Haute *Starry Sky* Pose – Image Essentials *Smart Casual1* which you can get the dress and the pose at FashionArt