mangia mangia…

mangia mangia
The Italians believe in la Famiglia meaning family ~ and Sundays are always reserved for  family, along with plenty of cousins, aunts, uncles all coming together for a day of  food, wine, and lively conversation ~looking at the table the only things missing are steaming platters of pasta, tortellini, Ossobocu with plenty of gravies, sauces to go along ~ the desserts will range from Tiramisu, Cannoli, Pannetone with various other cakes along with small bowls of gelato served with cups of espresso, bottles of limoncello and yes lot of different Italian wines ~ a feast fit for royalty but served to family…most of the heavier meals are served at lunch with dinner consisting of something lighter♥  After everyone has consumed their meals it is fairly typical to stroll around the grounds or walk into the town for an indulgent  digestive like Sgroppino, which is fresh lemon granita doctored up with champagne or vodka. Either way, large Italian families have their own special meals for Sundays some call their sauces gravy instead of sauce ~ my understanding is based on the region you grew up determines whether it is called gravy or sauce, for now, am going to grab a chair as my host yells out to everyone “MANGIA MANGIA meaning eat up ♥ a presto amici miei ~ see you soon my friends ♥♥♥

Shot at my home using the following props :
220ML – Gouveia Wine – WOH – Bottle
[666] plants 13 *past gacha
[666] plants 10 *past gacha
Apple Fall Macarons in Box ~ gift
Apple Fall Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake
*_*C-Outlet*_* Rock Angel-MP find
*_*C-Outlet*_* Color Angel-MP find
[Cb] Gift Stool
CHEZ MOI Strawberry Cake @Cosmos Tuesday
CHEZ MOI Wall Fountain
Clockwork Basic Black Vase
Concept} Blueberry bowl – Arcade Gift
CONVAIR Carrier Tricycle red
CONVAIR Tuscany Wine Barrel
#Dock17# Espresso machine (Black)
DD Bush Blue Flower W Watering Can
FLOOD Mesh: FULL PERM Mouse Sleeping
FrostySavage Hanging Grape Vine-MP find
Hannah Kozlowski ~ Calico Cat Lying – Mesh
KraftWork Pranzo in Lucca Un Tavolo nel Giardino *past deco crate
[Kres] Bella Italia – Pizza Oven past deco crate
*LODE* Decor – Bagatiba Golden Bottle [red]
*Lok’s* Hyacinths in Wood Planter
Luxi&Style ~ stone bench *MP find
MINIMAL – Mykonos @Cosmos Tuesday
MI MegRose Vineyards Table *past deco crate
MLE Copperfield Pinot Gris Wine Set
MLECopperfield Chardonnay Wine Set
MLE Copperfield Merlot Wine Set
MudHoney Audrey Vase
:: N :: Limoncello Set Bistro table
:[P]:- Masse Planter Summer Night Sky
Serenity Style- Mozart Spring Books
… SpotCat … Biscuits with strawberries
^Upcycled^ Teacup Planters (copy)
VOID – Alba Dining Chair Blue Plaid
{what next} Provence Picnic Cake
{what next} House Plant – Agave
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus
{what next} Provence Bowl of Strawberries
{YD} Intimate Wedding – Cake

afternoon delight…

Down on the Farm
The field is all plowed, animals have gathered around my sexy hubby and me as we enjoy a moment…this is what I truly love about SL that you can one minute be frolicking in snow ~ the next moment you can be on a gorgeous beach or like Brutus and I sitting on a farm surrounded by farm animals…I can repeat and repeat this saying over and over but after 10 years am still enjoying myself ~ oh there have been a lot of ups and downs especially in the past couple days ~ my fingers are crossed they will soon get resolved so I can stop tearing my hair out and screaming in four-letter frustration…am sure my bestie and hubby will also be glad so I will stop venting over and over on this as they both have been patient in letting me truly rage ~ anyway even with that I love being a long time resident of Second Life ~ the poses have truly gotten better, the clothing makes me wish my RL clothes would fit just as well hehehe ~ that is something that most of us wish ♥ btw that billy goat is looking rather hungry he just better stay on that hay bale and not jump over to start chomping on my clothes or whatever he has got his eye on…best that I get back to that moment as Brutus and I do not see each other for very long ~ take care and again thank you for sticking around it is very appreciated ~just remember to take a moment to your self ~ hugzz♥♥

Shot at our home using the following props: btw no animals were hurt in making this blog post ~ cow, pig, sheep are by Hannah Kozlowski, hive // old tractor, AMU – Pet Goat, [WaM] Bale of Straw, using BellePoses – Couple 63…

Brutus is wearing:
BellePoses – Rustic Hat Couple
[ h ] Slim Fit Jeans – Signature Gianni
[ hoorenbeek ] Cowboy Boots
[ hoorenbeek ] Player Watch
[ hoorenbeek ] Western Belt – Signature Gianni
[Signature] Gianni Body – Body – v4.6
Skin *Birth* ‘Blaze’ Tone 03
Poetic Colors- Rain Tree eyes- medium dark

am wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
(Yummy) Thin Hoop Charms – Gold
**ABSEN** -PRENCESS BITCH- Jeans Maitreya
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento
*elise* – Lucrezia – MAITREYA BENTO Rings
*PetroFF* Elegant Pink
/Wasabi Pills/ Ginny Windblown Mesh Hair
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes (right) – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Womens Wedding Band
YELIZ MESH “TASHI” Hoodie

beauty school dropout…

BeautySchool
If anyone remembers the original movie “Grease” the song by Frankie Avalon “Beauty School Dropout comes into my head while I was sitting here ~ plus it does bring back huge memories of when I back in my younger days did attend Beauty school ~ you really have to be dedicated to this profession to stand on your feet, listen to women bitch about whatever as many hairstylists are like bartenders & priests as they hear everything and you just gotta listen…it is so different these days with blowdryers, just cuts with no shampoos and rarely do you use curlers ~ my Dad sadly disappointed said he paid for all that schooling so I could learn to cut and color my own hair ~ he kind of was right…look below for the credits ~ fun shot and have lotz more coming for you as Dena and I have been brainstorming with ideas as well as I am entering a photo challenge that I will be showing you the results in a couple of days ~ thanks to each of you for always taking the time to read my blog posts ~ hugzz and take time to breathe ♥♥

Shot at Backdrop City using a sitting pose by Foxcity with the following props:

Nerenzo – vase,JettaBathroom-Purfume,JettaBathroom-TowelDouble,.peaches. Impassioned Vanity – Roses {what next} Hairbrush, JIAN Cheeky Chihuahuas White Companion, Di’Cor Simone Indoor Planter DD Filled Red Wine Glass/prop,Dahlia – La Dolce Vita – Cannoli & St. Joseph Pastry Platter, +Half-Deer+ Valentine Side Table,Astralia – Vintage backgrounds (Hair Saloon)

wearing:
(Yummy) Thin Hoop Charms – Gold
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento –
*elise* – Lucrezia – MAITREYA BENTO Rings
*PetroFF* Elegant Pink
-tres blah- Open Robe (Maitreya) – Rosey
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
TRUTH HAIR Betsy
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Womens Wedding Band
Shape ~ mine
Skin by Pumec Marcella

glamping we go…

Glamping
Cramming as much of comfort stuff that Dena and I thought we would need I gave her directions to one of the most gorgeous places I have seen the Smoky Mountains that borders on Tennessee and North Carolina ~ we were really lucky the National Forest was letting us spend a couple of nights as the temperature was mild and the snow forecast for the next couple days was absolutely nil ~ as you can see Dena and myself set up camper and if the weather gets bad we can always hop in our comfy travel trailer to get us comfy…Dena did most of the work setting up as I struggled with the tent ~ you can just see behind us the peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains ~ choosing a perfect spot just in front of the Tennessee streams where the fishing is amazing.  At least I hope so as that was the plan for dinner ~ back up is the pot of soup simmering on the campfire along with a kettle of hot water for tea or maybe hot cocoa later…lunch is the sandwiches that we grabbed just before entering the park ~ you can also set we set up some nibbles of wine and cheese when we get back from fishing…ummm Dena is yelling at me from the stream so gotta get going ~ Y’all take care and we will be back soon ♥

Shot on at my home with tons of help from bestie Dena Teardrop ~ using the following

Props
REIGN.- Summer Roadtrip Droptop PINK
Marketplace item washing pole & panties
BackBone Breakfast in Paris – Coffee Cup
Dahlia – La Dolce Vita – Moka Espresso Maker
HCC Sleeping Bags Single
{what next} Lisbeth Garden Blanket V2 1
{what next} Provence Picnic Sandwich Tray
{what next} Provence Picnic Tray Table
{what next} Provence Picnic Lantern
{what next} Provence Picnic Drinks Tray (rose)
{what next} Little Haven Portable TV (lilac)
{what next} Little Haven Caravan (coastal)
{what next} Campfire Log Stool #2
{what next} Pine Ridge Cooking Pot – Soup
{what next} Pine Ridge Tent
{what next} Sierra Blanket Box
{what next} Pine Ridge Kettle
{what next} Pine Ridge Campfire
{what next}Pine Ridge Camping Stool (red)
[we’reCLOSED] deck chair light
Toro. San Jose Crate {Blue} ~ courtesy of hubby
!!FollowUS!! Bistro – Wine tray

Geisha girls…

Geisha Girls
Dena came up with the idea of this blog and I truly thought what a great idea and jumped into doing it enthusiastically until trying to find the hair, makeup took probably as long as the RL training to become a Geisha ~ laughing as that is so not true ~ for about a week now am having some major issues trying to sign in to the SL website so I could look at Marketplace from outside SL ~ without going into a lot of detail just saying it is getting frustrating after 4 days and not fixed *grumpy face*…still the idea finally got going with a bit of creative finesse as you can see by the pic above ~ what I said about the training for Geisha’s is true as the time relates to approximately 6 years ~ not just about the makeup or wardrobe but as a geisha you study music, language, dance and yes the traditional tea ceremony…also learning the proper way to speak, act and even walk in  in a floor-length kimono without tripping over her hem, and to pour sake so that her kimono sleeve doesn’t dip into the cup. In a group of men and geisha, she learns whom to greet first and how low to bow when greeting each person. She learns how to flatter a shy man, an arrogant man and a disinterested man with equal success…There is also the art of fixing your hair, wearing the kimono and the clogs that keep the hem from dragging on the ground without falling over…sadly in today’s world there are fewer than a thousand registered geishas as most females will go through that process as part of their family heritage or because it is a very romantic endeavor ♥  Side note is that all geisha females are single and if they decide to marry they must retire ~ also the first geishas were men, not women♥♥ Not a profession I would have ever considered as it takes most up to two hours just to get dressed not counting putting on makeup…

Shot at my home using a backdrop by Pixel Art Photography and poses Umbrella-Kimono #3 & #1 by Chisa Creation

Dena and I wore the same exact thing with the exception of the color of our Kimono

Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
*CC* Umbrella-Kimono
*{( konpeitou )}* fuwafuwa–kimono 
..::( siratama )::.. Glass Clogs
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Womens Wedding Band
~Ss~ Hair wig[Geiko Shimada]
Skin Glam Affair Kiko FLF past
Shapes ~ our own

little punkish…

feeling punkish
Not sure if the title is truly appropriate since am more annoyed than normal ~ guess that is nothing new LOL ~ gotta say this first that today is bestie Dena Teardrop’s RL birthday and always wish her lotz of happy wishes many more birthdays to come♥  I do try to be a nice, helpful person as well as be respectful of groups and their rules ~ when I see a group owner being taken advantage like of am gonna speak up, whether someone approves or not I will not apologize…might sound like am coming off as a know it all or worse a total b*tch but oh well just the excuses “ooops or didn’t realize” just doesn’t cut it with residents that are past the 3 year mark and have a ton of groups in their profile…and gawd forbid if you do speak up its like shame on you ~ you are not a mod so you should just chill ~ that’s not who I am being quiet when I see a wrong or someone being taken advantage of…sadly most do not care as it is like “why bother its not my group” or my place to speak up ~ just like I will give someone a private compliment or a shout out about something that I asked *for example, Morning Beasts explained how a specific pic was created even going above and beyond by giving me the link to the tutorial*~ anyhooo just take time to understand that groups are formed with rules and have some respect for them ♥  Before I take leave did you know the male ostrich can roar just like a lion and mountain lions can whistle…laterzz♥♥

Shot on the location of Melville Twain ~ SL’s finest interactive library ~ located in Steampunk San Francisco ~ using prop Liberty #1 from Eternal Dream past group gift

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
**RE** Luxy Rings
*PetroFF* Elegant Pink
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
ShuShu WINTER choker necklace
ShuShu WINTER dress – Maitreya
ShuShu WINTER hair
ShuShu WINTER hat topper
ShuShu WINTER wedge boots
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Womens Wedding Band
[HAYSURIZA] Glasses ‘Vintage’Play
Shape Mine
Skin ~ Pumec

who is he…

Clyde
He grew up during the Depression era ~ born to dirt poor farmers in Texas he found himself always on the wrong side of the law mostly due to his older brothers influence ~ arrested various times he spent time in prison yet he was still searching for something ~ love ♥ He found forever love with a 19-year-old waitress ~ both only want to be together yet desperate hard times called for him and her to rob, fleece, steal and eventually murder ~ those last acts of cold-blooded killings finally led to the ambush and murder of both♥  You and I both have read, watched movies about them ~ who is he ~ who is this man who was so desperate to find love he did whatever to be with her ~ why his name is Clyde Barrow, of course, ~ taking his pic is his forever love Bonnie Parker

Shot at our home using prop/pose from NantraBonnie & Clyde” and the windlight by Jay BattlescarsTwo Way“~ thanks to my ever sexy hubby Brutus Lionheart for helping with this blog pose and for the facts of Clyde by Biography.com ~ this was a fun blog post with the use of the followings props…

[ zerkalo ] Casino Gacha – Box w/Money
*!R.O!* Money Stack
Mystic Thompson Sub Machine Gun
Basset Hound Sitting – Mesh – Full Perm
Botanical – Heart’s Desire w/ Carved Heart
HayabusaDesign – Wheat Field M1 v1-1-1 little Wild-G
{NANTRA} Bonnie & Clyde 1934 Sedan

Brutus is wearing:
Adjunct – Jacob’s Ladder Boot
CATWA HEAD Daniel v3.2
sf design Finsbury outfit
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Mens Wedding Band
Xen’s Hats Clinton Flatcap
[Signature] Gianni Body – Body – v4.6
Shape CATWA Bento Gianni
Skin *Birth* ‘Blaze’ Tone 03
Eyes – Rain Tree – medium dark

Little cluttered…

Cluttered
Dena and I wanted to take a room to decorate as I got plenty of houses along with decor to fill several rooms *laughing* so the house we did use was from the December Builders Box along with some of the decor… this is a huge house by Convair as it is described as a split level and really love the window view ~ taken with a night windlight and the moon shining brightly we hope you enjoy ~ check credits to see what we used and which ones came from Builders Box ~ thank you

Props used
22769 – Homgrown Gift – Vase with Garden Flowers
220ML – Coffee Station Gacha – Kettle ~ past gacha
[666] plants 13- past gacha
Architect. ‘Winter Vibes’ Bed, Rocking Chair, Nightstand *Builders Box Dec
Architect. ‘Winter Vibes’ Messy Carpet *BB
Ariskea[amour]. Box of Love letters *Epiphany*
Ariskea[amour]. Roses Bouquet Pink *Epiphany*
CONVAIR Split House Snow Roof *Builders Box Dec
CONVAIR Woodstove bedroom *BB
Dahlia – Denmark Collection – Blanket, Heart Stool, Mirrors *BB*
Dahlia – Denmark – Cappuccino Tray *BB*
Hannah Kozlowski Grey Tabby Cat Sitting
*HEXtraordinary* Lonely Teddy-Corwin Lacourte
Jian :: Kitty Pillow
*{Junbug}* Art Deco Purse
Junk Food – Sup Noodles Italian
{moss&mink} Enjoy the Little Things
Mithral * ZZ Plant (Copper Pot)-
**Mistique** Pile of Books
MADRAS Aish Bottle *BB*
Paper Roses – Love Letters
REIGN.- Villenti Heels
Serenity Style- Cozy Winter Lantern *BB*
Vagabond – Mojave Pompom Rug
{what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree
{what next} House Plant – Agave
{Your Dreams} Teddy Bear *Tres Chic Anniversary Gift

two cuties…

TwoCuties
Dena and I love to get the same type of clothes, skins, and other things with the exception we try not to look like twins or clones of each other…some say if you wear a certain type of head you look the same of others wearing that head ~ both of us disagree especially with the sliders that have been created on mesh heads giving you options to change the shape of your mouth, eyes and other facial features♥  the same can be said for skins as well as they will look not like the designer’s ad unless you have that exact shape and change very little you will look similar…nothing wrong with that as most mesh heads gives you choices ~ with all their sliders can make you look very unique as we all have seen the overblown lips, bums and breasts looking like they will explode at any moment…what Dena and I also agree on is clothing that is made for a specific body like Maitreya for example and you basically have to use a complete body alpha to hide 90% of the skin peeking through…before you comment I will say most of those clothes are not made by unknown designers or those just starting out in fashion either ~ and that makes it sadder that either some are just not taking the time to truly make the outfit fit with that specific body…yes, yes and yes try the demo before you spend your Lindens just there are those outfits that you want even with the knowledge you will have to use those alpha’s…those are both our thoughts on this and would love to hear what you think♥ our outfits come from my over the top gacha addition at The Epiphany hehehe ~ till next time just remember take time to breathe, be kind to yourself and each other ♥♥

Shot at my home using [Focus Poses] Friends #26

Dena is wearing
Skin-DeeTalez-”Maxille” Mediterra
Shape-Mine
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } Pants Black
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } Shoes Beige
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } T-shirt Black
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Hope Eyes- Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.PLEASE.-Gift

Am wearing
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento
*PetroFF* Elegant Pink
TRUTH / Bangs
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } Pants Beige
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } Shoes Black
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } T-shirt Navy
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.ESCAPE.
Chop Zuey Willow Love Wedding Band
Shape Mine
Skin-DeeTalez-”Maxille” Mediterra

not a princess…

Princess
Shakes my hair and repeats I am not a princess…Would be nice to own a Corvette and wear designer clothes but life did not turn out that way…It is all good as I did have the pleasure of driving one when I was much younger and my boyfriend at the time owned one ~ reality he turned out to be an alcoholic and needed someone to drive him around ~ didn’t last long as his sober moments were short and his drunken ones were longer…I did have the long blonde hair with blue eyes that I am pretty positive it was another reason he chose me as you can only imagine the image of pulling up beside me at a stop light seeing me in the driver’s seat and the hot boyfriend next to me ~ laughs ♥  In SL you can have the hot car, designer clothes and not break the bank…no car insurance to pay on that sports car, which in RL will truly cost you a fortune…designer clothes in SL as we all know can be pricey but looking good is not ~ this outfit from the top, jeans and shoes from **ABSEN** cost a whopping total of 10L ~ and yes it is mesh and made for various bodies ~ a truly unbelievable find that Dena Teardrop my bestie turned me onto from Marketplace...I will agree with a lot of people in SL, clothes are expensive but if you spend a little time researching on Marketplace you can find some goodies like the outfit am wearing…Also, a little kindness does bring some nice rewards like receiving a very nice gift from Vasek Petroff, owner of *Petroff* just because I made a comment on his Flickr page that his jewelry is gorgeous and each piece I am in love with ♥ You really do have to admire his craftsmanship in creating some gorgeous pieces…It is always nice to let a designer know that you like their items…just like liking someone’s pics on Flickr or their blog posts…so that’s it for me ~ take care of yourselves and remember to BREATHE…

Shot at Backdrop City using [Focus Poses] Convertible Pose *on sale* LM’s & Links to the following: **ABSEN**, PETROFF, **RE**, ARGRACE 

Wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
**ABSEN** -PRENCESS BITCH- SWEATSHIRT-
**ABSEN** -PRENCESS BITCH- Boots
**ABSEN** -PRENCESS BITCH- Jeans
**RE** Luxy Rings –
*ARGRACE* HARUKA_II
*PetroFF* Elegant Pink
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Chop ZueyWillow Love – Womens Wedding Band
Shape ~ Mine
Skin ~ Pumec/May tone