Relaxing…

Relax

Just barely enough water left in the tub to keep me warm as I lay in the tub. I watch the cigarette in the ashtray slowly burn down and feel the one inbetween my fingers. Yet am not smoking and actually quit in RL ten years ago. If any of you are exsmokers you know quitting was probably the most difficult thing to do. That is not what I wanted to mention today but after seeing me with cigarette in hand that old urge to want one surfaces again. Would I ever smoke? OMG no!!! People might think it is easy to just quit but I have to admit I was addicted ~ addicted to the nicotene and the shit I went through to quit is plenty never to smoke again. Horrible violent nightmares that started when I started using the patch, which I won’t name but its one of the bigger name brands. The nightmares were so vivid and so violent I would wake up in a full blown panic attack ~ my heart racing, blood pounding, sweaty and almost in tears. After a week of barely sleeping I mentioned it to a co-worker and question was asked “was I using a patch” am like yes. Then several told me they had suffered with the same thing so I tore off the patch and went cold turkey. Cravings out the ying yang and mood swings from hell but I never gave up. Second Life helped me at night keeping me busy and not thinking of wanting a smoke. Thats nuff of that since I really wanted to thank a upcoming pose maker who goes by Trexy who first gave me the inspiration of this scene and then she so graciously gave the animation to me, which I was stunned by her generosity and of her kindness. It is not an exact match as I wanted my own creativity to show but her pose and the image gave me inspiration to create the above pic. It is always nice to thank posemakers as they are at times the ones that make us look good. They spark our imagination, make us work creating a story using the pose and without them we would just be mannequins stuck in one pose. So yes I will speak up and say again to Trexy thank you again for sharing your poses with me. hugzzz ♥

Props used

Trompe Loeil – Vinyl Afternoon Record Player Country
Simplicity bath Candle
Eclyps 3D Magazines
Zoom 220ML – Gold Revelion [Cup w/ Wine]
Zoom 220ML – Gouveia Wine Bottle[Merak] – Soap and Towels

[TWS] Can Ashtray (Red)
Potted Plant CHEZ MOI
[sf] country rug – white

Shot at Backdrop Central using Roses & Thorns Backdrop and pose created by Trexy

Something new…

Will he like...

The Wollen Long Sweater-Dress by XO Oops was sent to me as a gift from someone very special to me. I love how the creator gives you white and black and this amazing hud to create different colors and tones. I chose purple to show it off. After receiving this I had an idea but need to figure out how to do it. The pic above is not perfect due to some issues that I see but the process was amazing to achieve. A lot of times my go to learning is youtube to learn and it did not fail me this time either. A Second Lifer named Lizzy Austen created this tutorial that I was actually amazed how simple she made it to do this. Kudo’s for her taking the time to show how to create a mirror reflection that cannot be done in second life but she and I both used photoshop. By the time I finally got the pics taken and started working on this I completely forgot to paste the credits so my huge apology for that. Click on the word tutorial and try it. Huge thanks to Lizzy for sharing this process ~ it is always nice to see other Second Lifers teaching us different ways to enhance our images. Thank you to Sten for sending me this dress. hugzz & kisses to you ♥ To those that do take time to read my blog maybe this will encourage you to try a mirror pose out. Till next time hugzz

Mirror Tutorial ~ link if you couldn’t click on the other one

Thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving

I am very grateful to have friends that sincerely care about me and I am sure you know those friends who have been with you in all your ups and downs. Had such a good meal and did not over eat. In the USA its usually turkey and all the trimmings like cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes ~ was so happy to see they had also did a ham as I am turkeyed out seriously ~ my dog client had tons of turkey made for me. Tomorrow officially starts Black Friday sales and Second Life is no exception ~ wow I am see so many stores with 50% off that might budget will be off the charts LOL ~ as not sure many remember I tried to take pics as a challenge to myself am going to try that challenge starting next month as I am rethinking of committing myself to any one event or store as I want to spend more time working on improving my pics. Its not without some doubts but have really wanted to get better as a photographer and photo editor. Course I will not stop shopping and showing off my clothes and right now I have enough gorgeous clothes to show you for the umpteen years to come LOL. Am pulling my bestie Dena along with me as we have missed doing a lot of blog posts together. There are other reasons, which I will in my own way explain down the way. As the day ends I stand here wishing my SL friends will be alright as several have some medical issues, or personal problems ~ as always I thank each of you as I am thankful to those that read my blog. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone ~ may each of you be blessed ♥

Wearing

LSR Drew – Sweater Maitreya
Blueberry – So Cozy – Thigh High Boots / Garter – Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya
Exile:: Jen
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Darkstar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3
[FORMANAILS] Accessories – CIRI for MAITREYA BENTO – NAILS
[FORMANAILS] Accessories – CIRI for MAITREYA BENTO-RINGS
~~ Ysoral ~~.:Luxe Set Earring Tania.
DS’ELLES BODY MAITREYA -BOM

Shot at Backdrop Central using Ricielli Editorial # 3 pose

Black Friday…

Its Slick out...

This cute dress “Mina” is part of Evil Bunny’s Black Friday Bazaar ~ Allure Couture created 2 different color packs for you to choose slim and fat. The slim pack gives you a limited but nice variety of colors, which i think is a great idea to get bang for your Lindens. It is nice to see this as something new to keep the outfit fresh looking. The Black Friday Bazaar is lasting only till Dec. 1st and there are so many great designers that have jumped in to provide pressies for you that even myself will head over there soon to grab a couple hehehe. Now the 2nd part of this blog speaks of poses and we all know without those pose creators we would be standing around looking like blah. Am not one that can create a pose just might use “Animare” for assistance but nothing more. I admire those that do have the talents like After Midnight Fashions who created the pose above called “Attitude” that is also at the B.F. Bazaar.

It's all about...

Yes I am showing off nails by Sorry Charlie with the help of a good friend of mine Ally Dwyer who is the owner/creator of Something New poses & props and her nails poses called “Nova’s Nail Poses“. Yes Something New and Sorry Charlie are also at Black Friday Bazaar. As I have said many many times pose stores along with the creators are so forgotten when others blog. Yes I will admit that on rare occassions I have forgotten to credit the pose I used. I sincerely apologize and own it due either laziness or just forgot to make note. I love using poses and props as they really can enhance the image you are wanting to create. Now I am not forgetting any of the designers that put just as much hard work into their items like Sorry Charlie who created a glimmer line that you see me wearing. Nice variety of colors to choose from and this one really goes well with the dress. Thanks to each of the designers from the Black Friday Bazaar as it is a pleasure to show off your items. Details and LM’s to their main stores will be below.

After Midnight Fashion

Sorry Charlie

Allure Couture

Something New

Black Friday Fashion Bazaar

MINA Hair – Lia
CATWA HEAD Catya
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Darkstar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3
Allure Couture Mina Dress – Maitreya
Allure Couture Mina Heels – Maitreya
~~ Ysoral ~~.:Luxe Set Earring Tania.(ALL Left)

Thinking or not…

Thinking

I think we all have those moments of not thinking and this weekend is one of those ~ double booking myself in RL dog sitting am like WTF was I thinking…both clients have 2 dogs ~ only thing is I got someone to help me out with walking them. Now I won’t be wearing this either *giggling* yes this Prudence dress by (Witch)0(Craft} is uber sexy and looks great on as the fit for my Maitreya body is perfect its just a little bare to be dog walking in temps that are under 40’s. Plus I could see the neighborhood gossip going crazy if I strutted myself in this “Prudence dress” created by (Witch)0(Craft}~ OMG some one would post it on FB and well it wouldn’t be good lets leave it at that. Now its so different in SL wearing this and walking dogs as I just might get asked where did I get it from or someone scoping me out from afar with that hud you can use “What are they wearing” and find out this sexy Prudence dress came from (Witch)0(Craft}~ yet they would not know it is at the Black Friday Bazaar put on by Evil Bunny Productions. Very short event ending Dec. 1st. LM’s and credits below. hugzzz

This was shot at Backdrop Central using a Ricelli cute girl pose

(Witch)0(Craft}

Black Friday Bazaar

Wearing
*barberyumyum*S07ghost(brown)
CATWA HEAD Catya
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Darkstar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara HUD 3
[WitchCraft] Prudence Dress
~~ Ysoral ~~.:Luxe Set Earring Tania

Raindrops keep falling…

Raindrops keep falling...

Anyone remember that song by I am guessing BJ Thomas “Raindrops keep falling on my head” ~ thats what popped into my brain when I saw the end result ~ I did have to do a quick refresher on how to make rain in PS but the person that I listened to explained it so easy that the time involved was rather quick and like the results. The Girls Heaven Event theme is “rain & umbrella’s” ~ the cute raingear is by AsHmOoT and comes with everything but the bowler hat. Even the umbrella comes with 2 different poses and one is what you see in the pic above. The raincoat is super sheer almost invisible if that gives you ideas on showing off *wink* I am keeping it PG with the corset top on hehehe as you might have other thoughts. I like the overall outfit and the fit works well with Maitreya but again I repeat myself over and over try a demo if you are concerned. Last couple of thoughts before I get out of the rain is first to thank Kristabel Ashmoot for giving me the opportunity to show her clothes ~ and second am not sure if I will be here for the next 7 days as I do have 2 RL dog sitting jobs. It all depends on the person I will be sitting for as they went and got tested for Covid if it comes back positive am also going to be in quarantine for 2 weeks, which sux major. It means I will lose my 2nd dog walking job, will not be able to go bowling and basically will be shut in 24/7. I have already been tested once and was not told for umm basically trying to remember the timeline was 2 months later that yes I had Covid. The person who told me said I must of gotten a very mild case of it again am so thankful of that yet super annoyed that I went into a surgery with out the knowledge of having been tested positive. Plus so grateful it was only a very mild case yet maybe it was better I didnt know as I can see myself freaking out over knowing I may or may not live. So here I am waiting to hear what her results are & saying prayers that it is all good. Sooo not much I can do or say till I hear ~ we shall see.

AsHmOoT Store

The Girls Heaven Event

Credits
Shot at Backdrop Central using Lyrium. The Crossing – Flower Panorama v2
Pose is in the Umbrella

Wearing
Lamb. Angel
AsHmOoT_A/W CoLL_(MAITREYA) Boot
AsHmOoT_A/W CoLL_(MAITREYA) Leather Pants
AsHmOoT_A/W CoLL_(MAITREYA) Raincoat #01
AsHmOoT_Acc CoLL_Umbrella P.1
AsHmOoT_Acc Coll_Unisex Bowler Hat
AsHmOoT_Ling CoLL_(MAITREYA) Latex Corset
CATWA HEAD Catya
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Darkstar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Birth 3rd Gen Body Skin 04 Tone

Me and mine…

Me and Mine...

Am sure the hotel concierge will have something to say if the people around grab their phones to start recording. But these are my babies that have been in my care since they were tiny babies as their mother abandoned them. Oh they are still wild and very protective yet they needed to get outside while I was at the hotel for a longer than normal stay. I love bringing them with me and they love that as well. I misplaced my white tiger outfit yet this one that was created for the Black Friday Bazaar by “Freda” fits perfectly. This tiger outfit I can say proudly is made out of faux fur and no animals were killed or hurt in this process. You must go see this and all the other items that are at the Black Friday Bazaar. Time is running out as it ends on Dec. 1st. Am told there are a lot of gifts from over 60 designers to entice you as well. Enjoy ♥

Black Friday Bazaar

Freda’s Main Store

Credits
TIGER QUEEN ~ very old pose not availble
BH9 Beverly Hills Inn backdrop
shot at Backdrop Central

Wearing

“Freda” Billy Bikerjacket Tiger Faux Fur Maitreya
“Freda” Wendy Wrap Skirt Tiger Faux Fur Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Darkstar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Sintiklia – Hair Eleonor
[FORMANAILS] NAILS – LILU -RH
[Gos] Haute Chic Stilettos – Zebra [maitreya]
Ysoral .:Luxe Set Earring Tania.
Birth 3rd Gen Body Skin 04 Tone

Where is she…

Waiting...

Where is she as I wait outside the club for Dena to show up. Its Saturday night our time to put on our dancing heels and go have some fun. Chuckling I do remember those nights when I was truly much younger in RL ~ used to hit this club where they had live bands every Saturday night and just dance till last call. Yeah that was years ago, but remembering those moments makes me smile. I won’t date myself in telling you I as really great at the Hustle hehehe ooops guess I did. Now am not sure this is what I would of worn but it is gorgeous, it is very sexy and it is at the Black Friday Bazaar that is only on for 10 more days. BWC has created this outfit named “Extravagance” ~ top, skirt, and heels are included along with a hud of many colors for each item. For my Maitreya body this really fit without any alpha adjustments and I always say if you are concerned please try a demo. Please look below for LM’s and the credits ~ again I sincerely thank each of you that do take time to read. Btw I wonder if a certain male person will comment on this to me ~ he knows who he is but I just wanna see hehehe ♥ Oh btw if you are wondering if there are some gifts the answer is yes ~ there are 60 designers who have exclusives just for this event and time is limited so make sure you go and check out all the great items ♥

BWC ~ Main Store

Black Friday Bazaar

Credits
Shot at Backdrop Central using Lumi Pose Female Stand #2
FOXCITY. Invisible Physics for Paradisco Photo Booth

Wearing
[Carol G]Rose Breast
BWC Extravaganza High Heels_maitreya
BWC Extravaganza Skirt_Maitreya
BWC Extravaganza Top_Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Darkstar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V
[FORMANAILS] NAILS- LILU
[monso] Rosie Hair (m)
Ysoral .:Luxe Set Earring Tania.
Birth 3rd Gen Body Skin 04 Tone

You had me…

You Had me...

This is a really cute outfit by Grumble who is participating in the annual Jerky Turkey Hunt put on by Evil Bunny Productions. The very short skirt works with the t-shirt that says “You had me at pumpkin spice”. Of course I just had to be holding a pumpkin spice latte. I will say the ONLY place that truly does a great pumpkin spice coffee drink is Starbucks ~ just enough as I am not a huge fan of pumpkin spice drinks ~ pies, muffins yes drinks ummm nope. The Jerky Turkey Hunt will be on till the end of the month and you are looking for a orange feather ~ check below the for the hints, LM’s and details. There is so much more I need to show you before I go to one of my RL dog sitting jobs for the week. Thanks again for taking time to read my blog ~ hugzz ♥

Hunt Hints

Starting Point Grumble

Credits
Pose used {TOF}Pumpkin Spice #3
Props ~ Garden Books & Coffee ~ Dellybean North
Chez Moi Classique Cafe Table
Shot at Backdrop Central WetCat Forsaken Backdrop

Wearing
“”D!va”” Hair “Joia”
CATWA HEAD Catya
Grumble- Shorty Ruffle Skirt-Plaid-Maitreya
Grumble-Pumpkin spice t-shirt-Maitreya
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Darkstar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3
Ysoral .:Luxe Set Earring Tania.
Birth 3rd Gen Body Skin 04 Tone

Me and Truck…

Me and Truck...

Sometimes as a blogger you think and think of how to show something off and you keep thinking. It is so nice when you have special friends to help you in these times like I did with this one ~ Delcinea Sapphire is one of those friends who has called me her sister. Honestly that is such a honor to be called a sister by anyone as I have none in RL at all even though I wished I did. Anyway Del is so fantastic setting up shots and also taking them. You need to check out her Flickr page and see her work. She really creates some amazing scenes and I admired her talent a lot. So I won’t give myself any credit for this only as the photographer and telling you about this cute outfit from Eyelure that is at the Girls Heaven Event till Dec 9th. The top is called “Celestial” and the saying on it is “I want to hold your hand but you are the moon and I am the sun and we will never collide” ~ cute huh? The torn sexy jeans are also bye Eyelure as well as they are at the event too. You have 4 choices of color for the top and the jeans both are sold separate so you do not have to get them both. The fit is good on my Maitreya body without correcting the alpha and is made for other bodies but I do suggest always if there is a demo to try it on. This event is fairly new and love the fresh look it has that is created strictly for females with great designers and very trendy items. Please make sure you check it out ~ thanks again to Del for helping me put this scene together for me. Thank you all to those that take the time to read and like my blog ~ take care hugzz ~ details below.

Eyelure ~ Main Store

Girls Heaven Event

Credits
Foxcity Stnding Pose Vol2 5
Props
02 – 8f8 – Green Grocers – Delivery Truck RARE
[Rezz Room] Shiba Inu Adult Animesh (Companion)
DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Opened Thermos
DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Box of Cookies
PILOT – Hay with Blanket [Blue]

Wearing
[CAROL G] Rose Breast – Color
CATWA HEAD Catya
Eyelure Celestial Top – Maitreya
Eyelure Torn Tie Denim Leggings – Maitreya Faded
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Darkstar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
.:KC:. HARLEM SNEAKERS / PAIR
[monso] Rosie Hair (m)
Ysoral .:Luxe Set Earring Tania.
Birth 3rd Gen Body Skin 04 Tone