wondering…

Waiting

Taking a break from wandering around this really cool city of  SL Amsterdam am noticing more and more residents have bicycles ~ for me, that is cool to not depend on a car as your only mode of transportation ~ I also wonder about the power of all this electronic technology has over us ~ two-thirds of the entire world owns a cell phone, and forty-three percent own computers ~ that is just staggering to me and each of us have grown accustomed to this electronic technology…what would happen if someone or a group of someone was super smart and brought down the entire internet ~ completely crashed it to the point it would take weeks, months to rebuild ~ scary thought huh ♥  would send most of us back to the dark ages where you have to fall back to writing letters, those that had landlines possibly could call and talk to others just to mention ~ and you would not be able to automatically see the gorgeous outfit am wearing by *B.D.R* either ~ Cameron Vasiliov owner of Beautiful Dirty and Rich has created Havana consisting of top and skirt ~ and yes close up is right below♥

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wearing top “Havana” by *B.D.R.* and unisex necklace “Malek” by Venge

Yes I did change colors to show you this also comes with another fabulous hud made up of 20 different lace colors/patterns for both top and skirt that you can mix/match color choices ~ some of the patterns will give you a little more modest look ~ the great thing about Havana is this is the group gift ~ so for group members its FREE as well as there is no Group fee either ~ a very win/win when you go and look at what other items are at the store ♥ the necklace am wearing is first unisex by Venge called “Malek” that is being offered at the Men’s Hipster event ~ this event last till Sept 16th and Venge has also provided a very nice choice of gold/silver along with a hud of 12 different gemstone options ~ it is copy and modifiable, which I like to make my necklaces at times longer~ Rides to all will be below ~ oh btw that scenario I described was the premise for James Patterson’s book “The President is Missing” ~ love his book and this was by far one of his scarier ones ~ not horror but makes you truly think ♥

“When I started counting my blessings,

my whole life turned around”

Willie Nelson

huge thank you’s to those that take time to read my blog and send all those nice comments as am very grateful for ♥ this was shot at SL Amsterdam using the pose/prop of the vintage road bike by –ANHELO :: ~ rides to Hipster Event , *B.D.R*, and Venge

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Brooklyn in Pineapple
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
*B.D.R.* Havana Skirt Maitreya
*B.D.R.* Havana Top Maitreya
:::Sn@tch Lorna Gothic Boots
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Hope Eyes- Fjord
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
TRUTH / Farryn
VENGE – Unisex Necklace- Malek in Silver
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape ~ Mine

standing tall…

Looking

Thinking back and remembering all the times that things either knocked me down, blocked my way I just could not crumble ~ not a bravo I was a single Mom and had to keep going my child was depending on me ~ that is how I think of all the single Mothers out there that just stand tall because no matter what comes in your path do not give up ♥ Here I am standing in front of this anchor and those thoughts just whooshed into my tiny brain hehehe ~ exploring again at Achill Island wearing Sn@tch’s latest items ~ the island is made up of rocky cliffs and gorgeous views ~ my outfit is made up of new hair “Kaira” with nice bottles of color choices with me choosing a blondish color from the “Naturals“, the crisscross top Chita has a gorgeous hud of colors and patterns that I have shown off in past blog posts ~

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wearing Sn@tch Kaira hair, Chita halter top, and the Boston Mini Skirt 

Giving you a better look at the Boston Mini skirt that is Velvet texture also has you see comes with a hud of various colors ~ I will give huge kudos to designers that create these Huds giving the customers more bang for their buck ♥  Yes you might pay a little more or maybe not as Sn@tch has always provided affordable clothing ~ btw I know have talked about crediting pose makers, which at times is sad when I see them being ignored ~ I will confess there have been couple moments that yes am guilty not saying the pose was from the chair or prop or forgot entirely ~ Image Essentials has come out with a new pose series called “Polished” made up of 5 poses w/mirrors and will be available at Designer Showcase starting Sept 5th ~ start making your list for September ♥ Sn@tch items are ready for you at the store AND remember there is a new “fish for this” outfit that I will be showing you later ~ Rides are below♥♥

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Shot on the location of Achill Island ~ very photogenic ♥ Rides to Sn@tch and Image Essentials

wearing:
7 Deadly s[Kins ~ Brooklyn Blushing in Apricot
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics (new)
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
:::Sn@tch Boston Mini Skirt
:::Sn@tch Chita Halter Top
:::Sn@tch Kaira Hair
AnaSTyle – Freya – Ankle Boots Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Hope Eyes- Fjord
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape ~ Mine

beach day…

Relaxing...

Yesterday Dena and I finally got together and decided to escape to the beach to enjoy the last couple of weeks of summer ~ exploring a place called Baja Cove part of the Baja Norte sims was fun with the landscaping and sounds of the surf made the entire outing enjoyable…walking around wore us out so we pulled out the umbrella and picnic stuff and found a nice quiet place by the water to rest, relax and just enjoy the day…yes had to bring my book to finish up reading the latest James PattersonTexas Ranger” ~ am a huge fan of his ~ while I read Dena enjoys an ice cold glass of white wine that we brought…as we sit and enjoy listening to the ocean waves am going to also give you a closer look at one of 7 Deadly s[K]ins called Brooklyn

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This is the freckled version of Brooklyn in Pineapple and wearing it browless as I do love my Lurid brows ~ younger I used to get freckles and freckles during the summer and got teased by the “mean girls” ~ for me it was no biggie as I was such a beach person I didn’t mind the freckles or the nose peeling even though I wore sunscreen and zinc oxide on nose and lips ~ was my badge to show everyone where I spent my summers in the outdoors enjoying the surf and sand ~ Izara Zuta creator/owner of 7 Deadly s[K]ins gives just enough of a smattering of freckles to look just perfect ♥  This gorgeous skin has 3 versions regular, blushing and freckled so please try a demo on to see how they will look on you ~ you can find Brooklyn at the Blush event till the 24th of September ~ rides will be below ~ Enjoy ♥♥

“No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.”
Barbara DeAngelis

 

Shot on the location of Baja Cove using the poses in the chairs ~ Props used: {what next} Provence Picnic Picnic Basket, {what next} Provence Picnic Cake, {what next} Provence Picnic Drinks Tray, beach umbrella – aqua ~ creator/Raquel Gagliano, EURI’S BEACH TOWEL, and Dutchie beach chair fresh wood ~ rides to 7 Deadly s[K]ins, Baja Cove, Blush event:::Sn@tch, Truth Hair::MA::, Blueberry, and {what next}

Dena is wearing:
Skin glam Affair
!Rebel Hope – Willow Mesh Crop Top_Maitreya
::MA:: URBAN SWAG Maitreya Sneakers
Blueberry – Luxe Box June – Lover Skirts –
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Triumph Eyes (right) – Electric
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
TRUTH / Deja
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya
CATWA Bento Brows Shape

am wearing:
Izzie’s Flip Flop tan lines
7 Deadly s[K]ins ~ Brooklyn Freckles Pineapple
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst “Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
:::Sn@tch Donna Top
:::Sn@tch Lacey Hair
:::Sn@tch Sooyoung Skinny Jeans
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Hope Eyes – Fjord
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape Mine

magic at OZ…

Sunday was the first time I was able to travel to Oz Noir ~ yes you heard me right when I say I traveled to Oz ~ it is the name of a nightclub within Calas except Ty & Truck have worked their magic transforming Oz into a perfect negative hence the name OZ Noir ~

Oz Noir

when you arrive the magic begins ~the long staircase leading up to the entrance where you are transported back into the 1940’s era ~ an era of elegance, posh and where you saw men in black ties and tails, woman in very fancy gowns and head pieces ~ looking around on the stage we were gifted with the live music of Zachh Cale ~

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Zachh singing  live

Everyone was requested to wear only black or white and even Zachh looked the part as well ~ you must and yes must try to hear him perform live as his voice is just magnificent ~ he got huge kudo’s for me singing a song from my all time movie and it is not one of Elvis’s ~ The Wizard of Oz has been my favorite movie since I first watched it when I was just a wee child hehehe ~ anytime this movie came on I watched even when I was working as a bartender had the entire bar watching *true story*  ~ the song is “Over the Rainbow” and when Zachh sang I got tears and goosebumps ~ then the MAGIC happened as our eyes were drawn to the huge mural ~

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Before the mural was just like the others but the more he sang the colors started emerging was so magical you could hear the audience start ooohing and aaahing and calling out “its magic”, “its fantastic” and “how did that happen”…You had to be there in that moment to see the magic as Zachh did that song proud ~ Wednesday is the last night for OZ Noir and then it is whisked away and the normal Oz comes back in all its splendor too ♥  the nightclub is based on OZ with portraits of Glenda and the wicked witch ~ the magic still remains as a very elegant and classic nightclub ♥  where the entertainers are singing live and the dress attire is always formal ~ giving everyone a chance to really dress to the nines…if you cannot make it for that last performance at OZ Noir just take this RIDE so you can see this amazing nightclub that Ty & Truck have created ~ you will not be disappointed♥♥ Enjoy  ~ Calas is a combination of 10 Sims created by 2 of the nicest guys Tymus Tenk and Truck Meredith ~ want to know more please check out this LINK to their website ~            ENJOY

The Face

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The face, my face it is like oooh that is me…what a little makeup can do to alter, enhance your face…The eye makeup is from my newest sponsor Venge ~ what truly makes me feel so honored is when I applied the blogger manager Aradia Mistwood aka Nyneve IM’d me saying she knew I was a good blogger and gave me an insta invite ~ was a jaw drop and tearing up moment to me to hear that ~ I am not tooting my own horn at all as it was a complete surprise to me ~ honestly was truly a feel good moment ~ seriously ♥ so yes I smiled and thanked her for this opportunity ~ yes you will see me in closeups to show off their gorgeous makeup ~ the make up is edgy, its fresh and for those that want a unique and edgy look go to Venge and look around ~ this eye makeup is called “Ventum” and it is made up of a catwa/omega hud with 14 different looks, 4 colors, and 10 different looks ♥ you will be seeing more of me wearing Venge ~ thank you to Aradia for giving me this opportunity ♥

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and

creates a vision for tomorrow.”

– Melody Beattie

Shot using a white screen at Backdrop City and a pose from oOo Studio “Surface Set” Rides to Backdrop City , Chop Zuey, oOo Studio, Sintiklia and Venge ♥♥

wearing:
Sintiklia ~ hair Mbali
Chop Zuey ~ diamond necklace & earrings ~ Glorianna
Venge ~ eye makeup ~ Ventum in Aqua
Izzies ~ Catwa Glittery Lipstick ~ Past PowderPack May ~

bowling…

Bowling

I wonder if those that are new ask whats to do besides shopping ~ it must seem strange to see all these events and no one is telling you what else there is to SL ~ but there is SO MUCH MORE besides shopping ~ all the clubs that play live music at various times, there are lands to be explored and hey there is BOWLING to play *giggling* Yes you can bowl to your hearts content for FREE ~ my friend and I went to the Bazzar Fantasy Bowling Alley and had a blast ~ not a super bowler but all the same it was fun ~ plus I got to show off my latest mix/match of items from Sn@tch ~ buying all those clothes you need to go somewhere so others can see and be seen ~ with exceptions of the bracelet, necklace and shoes are all from Sn@tch and I love how it all came together…

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Now this is a better shot that you can see everything I wanna point out to you as I start from the hair called “Lacey” which comes in a variety of colors ~ moving down to that to the top “Donna” that comes with a great hud of prints & solids ~ ooops forgot all about the Idol shades that also have a good variety of colors as well ~now we are down to the “Sooyoung Skinny Jeans” that yes have a great hud also…the designer of Sn@tch Ivey does a tremendous job creating huds of various textures, patterns and such for her clothes & hair…it is always a treat to open up her latest blogger box and see all the goodies ~ plus do not forget Sn@tch has fishing, lucky letters along with a huge variety of items for you to try on ~ also like the fact of the great huds that keep clothing looking fresh ♥  Sn@tch is also on Marketplace  along with her huge Main Store  ~ for me it is nice to see a store that has been around for years still here ♥♥ Enjoy…

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
― John Lennon

Shot at the Bazzar Fantasy Bowling Alley using Image Essentials  Showcase Pose #1 ~

wearing:

7 Deadly s{k}ins ~ Scarlet
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst “Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
*AvaWay* KEEP TIME Necklaces Maitreya
*PetroFF* Watch&Bracelets “Eliza” SET
.::Supernatural::. Drih Belly Piercing
:::Sn@tch Donna Top
:::Sn@tch Idol Shades
:::Sn@tch Lacey Hair
:::Sn@tch Sooyoung Skinny Jeans
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Hope Eyes – Fjord
LEGENDAIRE REBECA ANKLE BOOTS
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape ~ Mine

oooh look…

newest toy

Lookie what I am doing ~ paddle-boarding ~ it is the one thing that have always wanted to try in RL but never had the opportunity ~ one they are little out of my tiny budget and second they are a little out of my budget LOL ~ the age factor doesn’t bother me as much as getting on my knees then trying to stand without making a total fool of myself ~ these days on my knees and standing that is a semi challenge hehe~  even if I could afford am not super close to any place where I could slide this into water ♥  Least in SL I look like this amazing paddle-boarder knowing exactly how to do this while my twin otter pups watch on…Kay Weston owner/creator of Image Essentials created this paddle-board for the Aloha Fair with some great features ~ you can change colors with the 12 color choice hud along with 6 different poses ~ from kneeling to standing you will be looking fantastic on it ~ The Aloha Fair is now open and will run till Sept 07th…the suit am wearing is from Hilly Haalan ~ Rides to the Aloha Fair, Hilly Haalan, Image Essentials, Argrace and TLC.  Enjoy ♥

“Don’t use social media to impress people

use it to impact people”

anonymous

Shot at my home using I.E. Paddleboard w/poses ~ TLC Swimming Otter seals ~

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst “Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
*ARGRACE* HIKARI – Blonde
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Hope Eyes- Fjord
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
[hh] Kiwi Swimsuit MAITREYA
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape ~ Mine

 

Elvis…

Rock

The date was September 27, 1971, the place was University of Maryland’s Cole Field House in College Park, Maryland and I was there to see my first Elvis concert ♥♥ What was surprising to me was I was there because my Sister-in-law forgot to get the tickets that I gave her $$ to do just that ~ the cost of the ticket was *are ya ready* was approximately $10.00 ~ OMG yes $10.00 and that was for front row if you can believe that ~ the night of the concert I was not going to just set around and mope, called my gf said we are GOING to see Elvis so get ready will be by in 10 minutes ~ grabbed some wine coolers and off we went ~ told my gf in the car we will get in as I did have xtra monies that we could spend if anyone was selling tickets and we prayed ♥ Elvis was my #1 music hero as far back as I can remember and my friends, my family all knew this ~ driving slowly around the parking lot we looked for anyone that was selling xtra tickets and I super prayed they would have 2 not just one as I loved Elvis but would not leave my best friend in the car alone ~ with luck we heard this dude was selling 2 tickets for seats corner to the stage up a couple of rows ~ showtime was in 15 minutes and at first he was not going to sell them for less than 40 am like pleading and telling him I have 30 that’s it ~ we held our breath said more prayers and he said drive around one more time if not sold they were ours for $30.  OMG OMG I could hardly breathe and YESSSSSSSSS the tickets were ours ~ we found a parking space *no cost back then to park* the concert was one I will never ever forget ~ magical moments plus we were sitting next to a guy with binoculars that lent them and we zoomed in on Elvis’s rings and his face close up ~ I heard my favorite song being sung “Can’t help falling in love” ~ scroll below to hear ~ over the years I went to several more concerts and attended one of the last concerts before he died ~ even spent overnights to get tickets ~ for me he will always be the KING of Rock n Roll…the outfit is a mix/match of all good things from Legendaire including the hair ~ trying to replicate what I wore back then ~ except the jacket was black, underneath a black t-shirt, jeans, and black ankle boots with my blonde hair pulled up pony tail♥ Legendaire has very affordable clothes and even has a discount room that for me some clothes are classics that never go out of style ~ here is your RIDE so you can check it out ~ you won’t be disappointed with the prices either ♥♥

“Sad thing is, you can still love someone and be wrong for them.” 
― Elvis Presley

This was shot at Nifty 50’s Diner using a pose from the Hella Cute series by FoxCity ~

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Hope Eyes- Fjord
LEGENDAIRE CARRIE HEELS MAITREYA
LEGENDAIRE ALEXANDRA NECKLACE
LEGENDAIRE JULYA TOP MAITREYA
LEGENDAIRE LAGUNA JEANS – MAITREYA
LEGENDAIRE MIX &MATCH 1 HAIR
LEGENDAIRE MIX &MATCH 1 SUNGLASSES
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape ~ mine

taking a moment…

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Standing here just looking around and realizing summer is almost over…did it go too fast or super slow that am not sure of…what I am hoping that the cooler weather clears up my sinuses as this summer has been a killer on them…zapping my energy and motivation is not something enjoyable. I am honestly looking forward to the crisp cool fall mornings with that chill in the air ~ leaves falling and putting away shorts and digging out my fall clothes ~ growing up I loved summer because we spent most of it down at the beach ~ bike riding on the boardwalk in the very early hours, sitting in sand chairs and reading one of many summer reads ~ now as I have gotten older I force myself to go outside just to get a little sun ~ anyway the air was a little nippy so it was great that I.M. Collections designed/created the exclusive Wildflower collection of cute tops and jeans ~ sold as separates that you can mix/match with those summery pastel colors ~ the tops are floral and light enough to wear during the cooler summer days and longer sleeves perfect for nightwear♥ You have 5 different color choices in tops and pants as the designer is also kind enough to provide demos for you ♥  If you are still wobbling on traveling over to Designer Showcase I must remind you the time is running short as this all ends in less than a week ~ take the rides from below and come to check out all the items ♥♥

“A champion is defined not by their wins

but by how they can recover when they fall.”

Serena Williams

Kudos to this month’s designers that have created some gorgeous designs and items ~ here are your rides to Bella Moda, Besom, Designer Showcase, Image Essentials, and I.M. Collectionsthis was shot at my residence using one of Image Essentials poses “Allure

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Scarlet Sunkissed in Pineapple
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics (new)
Celtic Myst “Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
*Besom~ Andy ❤
Bella Moda: Vivace Black Tip Toe Sneakers
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
I.M. Collection Wildflower #3 Blouse
I.M. Collection Wildflower Pink Jeans
IKON Hope Eyes – Fjord
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
MINIMAL – TwinMoon Necklace Black
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape ~ Mine

correcting a mistake…

Updated

When you make a mistake do you correct it immediately or just apologize and let it be? For me I have to step up especially in blogging and correct my error ~ besides being the right thing to do ~ am one that will own my mistakes ~ like this set of Lilith’s DenLD Half Wall & Column – Aquatic Mystic Creatures” as I was not aware this was first an exclusive for the LoveFest and secondly sold as a set of 10 half walls with a column ~ the owner Runa (alrunia.ahn)was kind enough to point this out to me saying it was no biggie ~ to me I was embarrassed and it was a biggie ~ that is why am showing you each of the 10 half walls that you will get with this exclusive set ~ am showing it this way because again I do have to admit am not a builder by any means LOL ~ for those that are this is really interesting, unique items ~

LD Half Wall & Column - Aquatic Mystic Creatures
Exclusive for LoveFest 

I do thank her for her kindness so please stop by either her main store or wander over to the LoveFest to see what else Lilith’s Den has to offer ~

“Failure is the key to success;

each mistake teaches us something.”

Morihei Ueshiba