Summer heat…

Summer Heat
Summer is definitely here with the temps pressing in the 90’s and above all over the world ~ kind of glad that am not living in Cali anymore as the place is literally on fire where I used to live ~ heat really just drains everything out of me as most of you can agree ~ plus its Monday and my motivation factor is bleh with the exception of being accepted by Sn@tch as one of their bloggers that just made my day ~ always from the first time I ventured into Sn@tch‘s store I became a fan ~ from Goth to upscale clothing I do think there is something for everyone ~ from mesh clothing to classic clothing for those that have not taken the leap to mesh ~ am happy and very excited being a part of Sn@tch’s blogging team ♥♥ my hair Siobhan , the tank top Deanie Ribbed Tank  and jeans Girl Crush are all by Sn@tch ~ Here is your ride to Sn@tch so you can wander around, try on demo’s or even try your hand at the fishing hole that I mentioned in a recent blog post “Gone Fishing” ~ get ready for August as wow there is so much for me to show, to tell you ~ you just will be overwhelmed at the latest clothes and events that are taking place next month ~ am going to take a short breather for a day but will be back on Wednesday with some great items ♥ till then another great quote about life for you ~ hugzz

“Someday is here and now 

make the most of it”

Anonymous 

credits and kudos first to someone who reminded me of a hud to use for a pose and her name is Shy 샤이 Nefekalum ( Shyralei ), as well as medow5571shilova blogging manager of Sn@tch who delivered the good news ~ and yes to all my readers, supporters and those that send me such nice comments as each of you, are very appreciated ♥♥ shot at Backdrop City using [Grunt]Musical Backdrop along with Foxcity On Point #4 pose

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Romina in Butter
Booty, Ta-tas, & Belly Physics
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
:::Sn@tch Deanie Ribbed Tank
:::Sn@tch Girl Crush Jeans
:::Sn@tch Siobhan Hair
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
CCD – Nose Piercing
Elle Boutique – Virginia Choker –
IKON Spectral Eyes- Passion
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Navel Piercing Bad Baby
[DB] Herza Center-Lip Piercing
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape Mine ~

A Moment in Time

A moment

As I sit I take a moment to wonder about things that still are ongoing and truly bothers me ~ when I go to a store either as a blogger or a customer and ask a question why is it at times I am so ignored by the store manager or whoever is working there ~ along with the knowledge that I am a blogger their attitude truly gets snobby like I should know better to ask a dumb question.  At times am dumbstruck with the attitude of some yet I do bite my tongue.  My feelings are if you are in that store either as an assistant then it is all about customer service not making anyone feel stupid ~ rather not get the answer oh just look around it is here somewhere.  Am sure it is but please can you point me in the right direction so I am not searching for hours and still cannot find it ~ then as a blogger I get a message in the group we should not bother staff asking ~ laughing and going seriously so as bloggers we are not allowed to ask questions.  Alright, that was more than a moment and I apologize for my little over the top moment just was bothering me…this gorgeous skin from 7 Deadly s[K]ins that I am wearing is Romina in Butter is truly one you must try the demo on at least ~ let me show you closeup♥

Closer Look

Gorgeous right? You will have to wait till August for Romina as she will be available at the Mesh Body Addicts event that starts on the 1st till the 21st. For me, it is worth the wait just remember please try on a demo so you can tell how this skin will look on you ~ till next time again I will leave you with a quote ♥♥

“Be kind whenever possible

It is always possible”

The 14th Dalai Lama

Here are rides to Yeliz, 7 Deadly s[K]ins, and Enjoy as this was shot at my home using Alone pose

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Romina butter ~ will be at MBA
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
.: ROHINI :. 1NNOVAT1ON Boots ~not shown
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
Elle Boutique – Virginia Choker – Maitreya
IKON Spectral Eyes- Passion
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
TRUTH / Livia ~ @Uber
YELIZ MESH “ZAHARA” Hat
YELIZ MESH “ZAHARA” Skirt
YELIZ MESH “ZAHARA” Top
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape ~ Mine

wilds of Africa…

Africa

Today was all about exploring somewhere I have never been so I chose “Island of Trust” ~ this is a very gorgeous sim and owner Krystal Iridescent is gracious enough to open this sim to everyone ~ as well as photogenic, there are several places just to relax and watch the animals below ~

Zebras in the wild

From the herd of Zebras that you can see grazing in the hot African sun, to the Wildebeest that are heading to the waterhole just be careful and not get too close as there are huge gators just waiting patiently for the dinner…the entire sim is very photogenic and I did take a lot of pics for my own memories of this expedition ~ you can spend a whole day just wandering around looking at all the animals, watch the vultures soar into the sky looking for prey and when you get tired there are high treehouses to climb and just sit like I am doing taking it all in…
Watching
If you are so wanting to please donate some Lindens to help with the cost of the tiers as we all know they are a tad spendy…again I truly thank Krystal for this gorgeous Sim ♥ Hop on and travel to The Island of Trust ~ ENJOY ♥♥

Reflecting

Reflection

Standing here with my head down just staring at the dry grass am in a moment of reflection ~ still a little aware that I am now 10 years old in here still amazes me ~ guess it shows you that Second Life truly is a place that is always changing ~ funny thinking when I first came into SL till now that I have moved several several times, changed jobs twice, retired, even was homeless for part of the time ~ well not out on the streets but couch surfing with some amazing friends, met some fantastic SL friends that still am friends with and have not one but two best friends along with an amazing partner and still I love logging on even if am alone as boredom is not in my SL vocabulary ~ ooh yes speaking of vocabulary with all the words not used in RL like TP or Rezzing just to mention a couple.  Woah that was more than a moment of reflecting and I gotta tell you one more thing before I rush off to explore the wilds of SL is The Pose Fair is still ongoing till the 31st and usually items are a little less expensive like this pose set “B-rad Series” by Image Essentials ~ now it is geared towards males and I have always suggested do not let that deter you from trying it ~ made up of 5 poses w/mirrors this is a great series for either gender ~ oooh love my safari outfit as this was a Rez Day pressie from one of my oldest SL friends ~ Rides to all will be below ~ thank you again for the great Rez Day wishes ♥♥ till next time will leave you with this quote ~

“when I hear somebody sigh,

‘Life is hard,’

I am always tempted to ask,

‘Compared to what?'”

Sidney Harris

Credits and Kudos to Kay Weston, owner/creator of Image Essentials for creating this great pose set for The Pose Fair ~ to all my friends of SL who always have taken time out to say hello, to the readers, supporters of my blog I truly thank you as you never will know how much your comments are appreciated and give me smiles ♥ Shot at my home using one of the poses from B-rad Series ~ Rides to The Pose Fair, Image Essentials, 7 Deadly s[K]ins, and sf Designs ~

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Focus in Apricot
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst “Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
*PetroFF* Vienna –SET– Gold Pink
.: ROHINI :. 1NNOVAT1ON Boots
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Spectral Eyes- Passion
~Misha Jesuil~Infinity RIng
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Navy+Copper – Pancake
sf design explorers helmet
sf design explorers jacket womens
sf design explorers shorts womens
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape ~ Mine

gone fishing…

fishing...

Yuppers, I have gone fishing except not for fish hehehe but clothing a bunch of nice clothing from Sn@tch Clothing ~ what you see am wearing above it is what my little rod that is baitless caught ~ now if you never heard of fishing for clothes it is something Sn@tch has been doing for a long time ~ nope you do not have to join the group, nor do you have to use any bait just pull out a 7ds fishing pole and if you do not have one it will cost just for the pole 100L ~ yes even the hair was caught as well ~ there are approximately 26 items to catch ~ shoes that I am not showing and all items should fit any body style ~ now don’t wanna spend time fishing you can purchase the entire set too, just I have fun meeting new fishing friends, swapping out dupes and passing them out to bestie and others ♥  Fishing is a good way just to have some downtime that you can work on your inventory while your fishing pole does the work for you ~ have had this pole for years and actually am not sure any of the fishing spots are still active that just might be another blog post in the making ♥  Here is your RIDE to Sn@tch ~ enjoy ♥♥

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

George Bernard Shaw

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Focus in Apricot
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
“Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
(7S) Casual Fishing Rod
:::Sn@tch Horizon Flats *not shown*
:::Sn@tch Sunny Hair (RED)
:::Sn@tch Pinky Eyelet Top
:::Sn@tch Raquel Tight Mini
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Spectral Eyes-Passion
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape ~ mine

Rez Day…

RezDay

Yes, today I turn 10 years old in SL ~ at times am like whaaat I have been in SL that long? Honestly never thought when I first logged it would turn into something special ~so I put on a gown gotten looking fancy and sat down with one of my longtime friend Brutus sharing some memories ~ a friend had talked me into finally giving SL a chance as I was uncertain as I had tried “Sims” and got bored quickly that was not really sure I would even like it ~ what a HUGE difference I discovered even back then ~ once I logged never once have I regretted a day and no it has not been all roses ~ lot of dark times, my heart got broke, which that even shocked me the connections and relationships you make in here…now below is one of my first profile pics that I took myself and oh my I just thought wow ~ sheesh now I look am like woah but you do have to think 10 years ago our hair was like cement, eyes had no depth and shape was just that we were basically clones ~

Me
early profile pic

One good thing I had a lot of help from strangers ~ learning where to buy hair, tats, makeup ~ who had the best eyes and started my shopaholic addiction ♥ every day I was amazed at discovering what you could do like going to clubs hearing live singers and finding that I could be a great dancer and dance the nights away.  Even today I have friends that I met back then and still, we talk about the “good ole days”  Never bored, as SL and communities provide so much that if you are bored as I repeat over and over to EXPLORE ~ its simple go visit Paris in the 1920’s, look at the destination guide for hunts, clubs, etc. and talk to whoever you meet ~ look at the profiles as you can find some interesting places that people have visited.  It is nice to have friends to do stuff with but I will say 85% of my time in SL is by myself and not just for blogging as that just became a major part of my SL life ~ thank you to all the friends I have met in my 10 years as many of you still hold a special place in my heart ♥

“Many people will walk in and out of your life,

but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Focus in Apricot
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
#EMPIRE – Hyacinth – *MM* metalic black
.:JUMO:. Aviv Feathers*
.:JUMO:. Aviv Gown
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
Chop Zuey Gloriana Diamond Bracelet
Chop ZueyGloriana Diamond Earrings
Chop ZueyGloriana Diamond Necklace
IKON Spectral Eyes- Passion
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
TRUTH / Gwen
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears

Shape ~ Mine

Shot at my Residence using Image Essentials pose Anna ~

Into the mine…

Miner

Are you bored in SL ~ am hoping the answer is no ~ even after almost 10 years there is still so much to do, to see ~ if you are bored you need to start exploring and looking for things to do ~ like where I am now Pyri Fun Fair is free but you must be very very careful ~ the mine is dangerous and will kill you over and over if you are not aware of where you have been ~ plus don’t wear your best clothes as you can see I am dressed in rather grungy overalls, sneakers and once you are in the mine you will discover treasures, artifacts and supplies like backpacks, water, whiskey and hardhats ~ where I am standing is where you grab your free ticket, then you walk over to get in line and snag a ride and that is when the fun begins ~ oooh am not going to tell you anymore just look before for the LM to get you there ~ then my friends you are on your own *LOL* Remember to be aware of mushrooms, spiders, and other creatures ♥♥

New look ♥

Yes did you notice the latest skin am wearing by 7 Deadly s[K]ins Aqua that I am wearing with freckles in butter tone ~ very sweet skin that because she is now at the Mermaid Cove Event you can see without the freckles what a gorgeous mermaid she would make or in my case a freckled naughty girl ~ just gorgeous and I will show you later without the freckles and possibly wearing a tail umm mermaid’s tail that is LOL ~ for those that always like to match shapes there will be one also for you to purchase ~ I do remind each of you to try on a demo so you can see how this will look on you ~ Now I am going back in the mines to see if I can not die on this trip ~ wish me luck ♥♥

Kudos to all my supporters, readers who have stayed with me on my journey ~ looks like tomorrow will make me another year older as well I began blogging almost 4 years ago give or take some months ~ thank you for those that send comments, suggestions as I really appreciate all of them ♥ Rides to Pyri Fun Fair, 7 Deadly s[K]ins and to the Mermaid Cove Event ~ enjoy ♥ shot at Pyri using pose from <K&S> Flash Shot series

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Aqua in Butter w/Freckles
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
:V.e. Dana Shorty Tank MAITREYA Charcoal Print
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Spectral Eyes- Passion
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Navy+Copper-Pancake
Pyri Hard Hat with Candle
Pyri Miner’s Backpack – Wear me
[Gos] Hi Tops
[LIZ] Thais overall Maitreya
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape ~ mine

butterflies are free…

Madam Butterfly
Well, in this case, they come with this gorgeous hair 32’15 by RedMint ~ as am sure you have noticed that the butterflies are doing a good job with hiding my gurls and I did take a little liberty with the other butterfly using it as a coverup when it actually goes on your nose ~ you will get a gorgeous hud with this that gives you options to change the color of the butterflies, left or right separately or together ~ same goes for the one that you may or not want to wear on your nose ♥♥ Butterflies

The skin is also new from 7 Deadly s[K]insGoldy” that I am wearing in Pineapple and really love this ~ she is gorgeous like all skins Izara creates ~ each with their own uniqueness and all with the ability to wear your own brows ~ Goldie is available at the Sense event that has started on the 15th till August 8th ~ Rides will be below from main stores and events ~ just remember to try on demos to see what the hair and skin will look like on you ♥  A cool breeze has blown in so think I should hop off my horse, go puts some clothes on ~ till next time will be leaving you another quote ♥♥

“Happiness is not a goal … it’s a by-product of a life well lived”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Credits & Kudo’s to a couple of people that I think went above and beyond like Laura (arualblues) who helped me with a purchase recently AND you must check out her Flickr page ~ also to Kess Crystal, another blogger that also has a great Blog and Flickr page as well, gave me some great suggestions regarding my pics~it is always nice to see bloggers helping other bloggers ~ to both my sponsors RedMint Hair and 7 Deadly s[K]ins giving me opportunities to show their items ~ this was shot at my home using my trusty steed from WaterHorse ~ Rides to RedMint, 7 Deadly s[K]ins, Sense, and WaterHorse *ENJOY

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Goldie/Pineapple
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
(r)M Hair No.32’15
(r)M, Butterfly Hair/Left/Right
(r)M, Butterfly Nose –
Cae :: Devil :: Necklace
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Promise Eyes – Field
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
~*WH*~ Riding Horse r739 (Warmblood)
*YS&YS Illy catwa shape tweaked

Fortune told…

My fortune...

Ever wondered what your fortune would be from a fortune teller? Remember the movie Big with Tom Hanks ~ I was a tad hesitant yet curiosity got me and this is what I was told “Fortune Teller: Starr Ghost, this is your fortune: A stranger, is a friend you have not spoken to yet.”  Hey pretty good fortune dontcha think ♥ ~ oh you know what else I discovered another useless bit of trivia today that your forearm and your foot are the same sizes ~ Yes, the feet of most humans are actually the same length as one of their arms from wrist to elbow ~ now I am wondering how many of you just put your foot up to check it out hmmm…while you are doing that am gonna say my dress came from *B.D.R.* and the good news is its the group gift, which means FREE ~ Summer Breeze has a very nice hud with 10 prints along with 5 solids ~ the group is free to join with a lot of monthly gifts its a very win/win for you ♥

Latest Look

The skin am wearing is also new from 7 Deadly s[K]ins called Sparrow and wanted to show you the freckled version with the brows this time ~ for me I love how the freckles are not overpowering the skin just sprinkled lightly across the nose and cheeks ~ the Oak tone gives a very nice tanned look as well ~ Sparrow is at the anyBODY event till the end of the month ~ please make sure you try on a demo so you can see what it looks like on you ~ really love this skin and maybe you will too ~ btw if you like my blog either follow or you can get it in your email ~ till next time ♥♥

“In three words

I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life

 It goes on”    Robert Frost 

Credits & Kudos to both my Sponsors *B.D.R* & 7 Deadly s[K]ins for giving me the opportunity to blog their awesome items ~ huge thank yous to my friends, followers for supporting me ~ Rides to *B.D.R.*, 7 Deadly s[K]ins, anyBODY, Baja Bay ~ this was shot at Baja Bay using poses from Lyrium pose set #8 ~

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Sparrow freckles in Oak
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
*B.D.R.* Summer Breeze Dress Maitreya Lara
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
EF: Cupric Necklace
Exile: Countess
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Dew
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
*YS&YS* Illy catwa shape tweaked

strange place…

Strange place

Looking through some of the places that looked interesting I put on my newest outfit Pamela from La Perla and went exploring ~ ending up on a rather strange sim called Foul Whisperings, Strange Matters that is all about a symbolic treatment of the key themes of Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth.  I read that years ago in high school and really did not retain a lot about this play except the line “”Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” (Act IV, Scene I)”  I will come back as for a little sim there is lotz of things to do and interact with like the Raven behind me ~ the sim is really set up so well and wishes I was more into Shakespeare but without the help of the teacher or cliff notes I was completely lost trying to read it ~ Pamela by La Perla is at Designer Showcase for the rest of the month and comes with a nice hud that comes in 14 different colors to give you a change and keeping it fresh looking ♥♥

Gorgeous new skin Focus

The gorgeous skin you see is 7 Deadly s[K]ins newest called “Focus” that is available at Cosmetic Fair ~ am wearing it in Apricot with my own brows as I love that feature that Izara owner/creator of 7 Deadly s[K]ins has given us that option ~ at least take the ride below to try the demo that has been set out and see how this gorgeous skin looks on you ~ there is also matching shape if you would like to buy that as well ~ So many events going on that I have tried to keep up and looking at my Lindens I seem to have purchased way too many especially at Epiphany those gachas truly got me LOL ~ the nice thing is there are some gifts for you without becoming a member so remember to head over there was well, which that is what am doing now opening and sorting the gifts ~ leaving you with another quote ♥♥

 “Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;

if you lose, you will be wise.” — Anonymous

Credits & Kudos to all the designers that are at Designer Showcase this month ♥ also to Izara Zuta for her always awesome skin creations ♥♥ to all my readers, followers and those that send me such nice comments as you are very important to me and each time I read that you liked my post or send me a nice comment it truly makes my day ♥♥ Rides to Designer Showcase, Cosmetic Fair, Kustom9, Epiphany, 7 Deadly s[k]ins, and La Perla ~ this was shot strictly on location of Foul Whisperings ~ Strange Things using poses from the Uma Pose series by Kirin that will be found at Kustom9♥

wearing:
.::Nanika::. Lil tattoo White ~Cosmetic Fair
7 Deadly s[K]ins Focus Apricot ~ @Cosmetic Fair
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
Exile:: Outside the Lines
Giz Seorn – Paper Rose Necklace – Ruby gift @Epiphany
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Dew
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
OSMIA – Safari.Gacha.Sandals.Lace – Gacha @Epiphany
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
{LP} – Pamela Babydoll Maitreya @ Designer Showcase
*YS&YS* Illy catwa shape tweaked