Am I…

Am I?

Oh, I am sure so many have asked this to themselves as they look in their SL mirrors ~ “Am I…” fill in the blank like am I pretty enough, am I funny, and the answers could go on and on.  Please remember this is your SL and what in my opinion counts is personality, and not being either a moron or an azzhole.  There are enough of those in RL ~ Sure you can look amazing, you can look drop-dead gorgeous and once you open your mouth you could be the biggest bitch anyone has seen that no one wants to be around you.  Wonder about why is it so hard to be kind in SL ~ saying hello to someone on your friends’ list, asking them sincerely how are they and listen to them.  Personally, I do not collect friends just to have friends ~ it’s like those on Facebook that have 1,000+ and probably know a quarter of them and I ask why?  Anyway, I just wanted to throw that out there and also tell you that I did make a new friend who I just had to compliment her on her Flickr images.  One of the owners of Upside Down Poses Tintin Tuxing has some amazing images plus they also have an area outside their store you can take some pics *where the above image was taken.  Always love finding new pose stores and area that allow you to rez items after you join the group ♥  Check out their stores as they do have some unique poses and hey they didn’t even pay me to say this hehehehe ♥♥

Location Upside Down Poses
Pose Wetcat Kaelyn #1

CATWA Catya v4.0
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Field
LEGENDAIRE AGAR OUTFIT
Maitreya Mesh Body- Lara V4.1
Moon. Hair. Chelsea Dagger
ChopZuey Willow Love-Womens Wedding Band
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Skin Not Found-Laura
Shape – Mine

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

Enjoy a cuppa…

Cuppa
Come sit with me and enjoy a cuppa tea or cocoa if that is your choice I do have both ~I know that for me getting caught up in traditions that I grew up with not even thinking there are so many worldwide traditions at Christmas as well that I took some time looking for some unique ones to tell you about ~ so sit relax and read on ~ Since 1966, a 13-metre-tall Yule Goat has been built in the center of Gävle’s Castle Square for the Advent, but this Swedish Christmas tradition has unwittingly led to another “tradition” of sorts – people trying to burn it down. Since 1966 the Goat has been successfully burned down 29 times – the most recent destruction was in 2016. ~ the next one sounds scary for children but in Austria on the eve of St. Nicholas Day, young men dress up as the Krampus frightening children with clattering chains and bells. Christmas has never been a big deal in Japan. Aside from a few small, secular traditions such as gift-giving and light displays, Christmas remains largely a novelty in the country. However, a new, quirky “tradition” has emerged in recent years – a Christmas Day feast of the Colonel’s very own Kentucky Fried Chicken. <–that one is interesting ♥  In the 13 days leading up to Christmas, 13 tricksy troll-like characters come out to play in Iceland. The Yule Lads (jólasveinarnir or jólasveinar in Icelandic) visit the children across the country over the 13 nights leading up to Christmas. For each night of Yuletide, children place their best shoes by the window and a different Yule Lad visits leaving gifts for nice girls and boys and rotting potatoes for the naughty ones. Lastly and perhaps one of the most unorthodox Christmas Eve traditions can be found in Norway, where people hide their brooms. It’s a tradition that dates back centuries to when people believed that witches and evil spirits came out on Christmas Eve looking for brooms to ride on. To this day, many people still hide their brooms in the safest place in the house to stop them from being stolen.  So now I hope you have learned some new traditions as I know there are a lot more and does anyone have a family tradition you would like to share ~ please leave a comment and will post it on my next blog ~ thank you again for reading and sharing your thoughts with me as till Christmas my blog will be only about the holidays without the normal rants I have at times hehehe ~ ENJOY & HUGZZZZ

Shot at my home using the Prop/pose from {whatnext} Marlow Chair  ~

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
LEGENDAIRE REBECA ANKLE BOOTS
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.LEVEL. (female / cap )
Phedora ~ epiphany christmas gift ~ Maitreya
More Than Ever Snow Day Sweater Red
[HAYSURIZA] Reading glasses Drim past Sponsor gift

know what…

KnowWhat
I gotta laugh when some say SL and RL are not the same ~ cuz you know what I think at times that it is exactly like RL where you have cliques, mean girls who ignore you in group chats and make anonymous posts about you…guess I should be standing on a soapbox while doing this instead of sitting with my cutesy reindeer…some things never change in 10 years that I have been a resident of SL ~ except thinking people have gotten bolder, more judgmental, and  meaner ~ cripes I get tired of asking questions in groups and not being answered or because someone asks a stupid question and gets a stupid answer from another someone lets all jump on that person when the answer was funny…okay will stop now because first it is getting closer to Christmas and am seriously trying to be more understanding and have more compassion for those type of people that seem to think they are better than others and take it upon themselves to say hurtful things…Let me instead talk about this past weekend with the Monthly Midnight Madness gifts ~ my outfit that I was able to get both Midnight & Noon came from Pink Cream Pie that fit my Maitreya body perfectly and looks very winterish ~ The cute pose/prop from Lil’Bug is a past Gimme Gacha pressie…that’s it for me today and to my friends and supporters of my blog you truly make me smile and I am thankful for each one of you ~ hugzz ♥♥

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Monica Boots :: Maitreya :: Pink Cream Pie
Monica Dress :: Maitreya :: Pink Cream Pie
TRUTH HAIR May
^^Swallow^^ Magic Pixie Ears

Coat time…

Coat Time
Its coat time and I love having to put one on to go outside ~ not a super heavy one as for myself just gets too hot…not sure about you but a lot of the times my choices for  clothes reflect what I would truly wear in RL and yes there are a lot of exceptions like those ever super sleek gown that ummm would not be something I would wear now cuz it might be a little cringe-worthy hehehe…specially since am not in my 20’s and weigh what I did then ♥  This coat is one that I had till it was getting raggedy and not even would I donate it…Hilly Haalan is the creator of this and if you are fans of her stuff it comes with a hud for the coat and the sweater underneath along with the fact you can hide the sweater ~ great price and I found it on Marketplace one night when I was browsing for bargains…funny I was all set to do this rant about a couple of issues but tis the season to be nice and not naughty as we all know that is for me the norm LOL ~ what I do want to mention December is a rough month for a lot of people especially those already dealing with depression ~ the holidays make it rougher with missing family, friends that have passed or no longer with them due to divorce or separation ~ little kindness and patience are needed just remind them you are there for them and mean it ~ saying hello, sending a short email or whatever you can to tell them they are in your thoughts ♥  hugzz

Shot at Virtue using Hera pose #5 that was a gift from the WOH5 hunt ♥

wearing:

Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
LEGENDAIRE Anitta JEANS MAITREYA
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
TRUTH / Livia
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
[hh] Veronica Coat MAITREYA
-KC- YETI WINTER BOOTS

but first…

End of Autumn

ok case in point about “but first” as I was ready to do this blog had the title all picked out, image done and gawd I forgot to write down the title but first I had RL stuff laundry, etc to get done, then I remembered to check online email which OMG now I remember what this was *sheesh ~ whew good thing my brain kicked in reminding me what it was ~ SEE as I was telling Sady in a comment of her blog post how many have those “but first” *giggling* anyhooo first let me apologize to the bloggers that I do follow that I have been so lax in checking my SL email where their blog posts come to me and finally I checked it was like overflowing…not sure of what you all do with SL/RL emails but I do try to keep some separated with the exceptions of offline messages and a couple others as the rest goes to my SL email account I set up more to catch overflow and all the blog posts that I do follow ~ honestly I do try to either like and/or like & comment on those as I do have several favorites that I enjoy readying like Sady’s, Moz just to name a couple.  Most of the bloggers work hard creating scenes, explaining clothes and such that they deserve comments or likes ~ plus there are some that are very awe-inspiring that I love looking at like Kess Crystal who creates some amazing scenes…anyway am setting goals for next year that I will tell you about later…thats about it since RL is grabbing me again and tomorrow I have to get a CRT scan on my face or rather my sinuses as am not looking forward to that one bit…cya soon ~ hugzz ♥♥

Shot at my home using Foxcity GSits Vol2-3 

wearing:
Dreary Day Tights Black Cable Knit
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento
**RE** NOX Alegoria bracelet
.: ROHINI :. 1NNOVAT1ON Boots
:::Sn@tch Larkin Outfit (MAITREYA):::
Cae :: Sienna :: Necklace
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
NO.MATCH_NO.LEVEL. (female / cap )
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring

trick or…

trick or treat?

I decided to take a look at the Destination Guide that SL provides and did the eeny meenie thing to see where I wanted to end up ~ before I tell you about my trip I will say turning my blog into a destination or travel blog am truly finding my niche as they say and honestly with the pressure of having to meet deadlines and doing things on my time frame am back to enjoying SL as it should be♥  After getting back from enjoying the Copperfield Winery I chose a Halloween theme to go/see ~ and followed one of the editor’s choices that was not right at the top ~ landing at Halloween Rock n Shock you are made aware of houses, pumpkins, and a very inviting atmosphere ~ as you walk around to make sure you grab a free trick/treat bag so when you start knocking on doors the candy has someplace to go LOL ~ free treats and they are calorie free as well hehehe ~ once done you need to hop in the pumpkin coach for a tour ♥

RY1

The pumpkin coach takes you on a rather interesting ride around Doll Island just a warning those dolls are very creepy I would keep your hands and feet in during the ride just a warning…

 

RY3

Once you finish with the tour you can hop out and go exploring like seeing that castle in the sky up there it’s not a bad walk lighted by torches so you won’t need a flashlight just giving you another warning that I am horrible at finding my way back out the door so try to remember how you came in as I spent several panic moments trying to find the door for outside ~ lot of spookiness going on that Island of Dolls so please remember I did warn you~ the entire sim is done really well that you will want to spend time walking around as I only covered a portion of what is here~this was just a peek to what RebelYell has in store for you… I am truly hoping that you are enjoying the way the blog is going as I would love comments or suggestions of places to see and hey they don’t all have to be Halloween themed but out of the way that might be interesting and you would like to share ♥  RL is grabbing me the next couple of days for one of my favorite dog sitting customers but will be back on Sunday ♥  Enjoy ~ ooops here is the RIDE hehehe

Wine country…

Winery

Yesterday I received a nice note from the owner of Copperfield Winery to come to see the updated winery and WOW am I so glad that I did as I thought it was really nice before it is absolutely amazing now♥ When you TP in you have this gorgeous horse-drawn carriage awaiting you to take you on a tour of the winery or the wedding venue ~ my suggestion is to take at least one as you can always just stand up and walk around to just the place is immense now with 2 complete sims…All the trees are in full fall splendor showing off a variety of autumn colors making so many photo ops for those that love taking landscapes♥

Winery2

From the layout of the entire winery, there is so much to see that you might have to come back several times to really immerse yourself and feel the full impact of what Copperfield Winery has to offer ~ yes they do have a place where you can pick and stomp your grapes if you truly want to get into the spirit ~ they still have the wine tasting and free bottles for you to enjoy in your own home too♥

Winery1

Looking for a romantic out of the way place to enjoy a dinner with your sweetheart or even plan a first date with someone special~ this is in the wine cellar very private as you see the table is set with candles along with being able to choose a bottle of wine to go with your meal ♥

Winery3

Speaking of romance, Copperfield Winery has expanded to include a gorgeous wedding venue nestled among the trees and flowers with a reception w/tables right next to it ~ If you are looking for a place for your wedding consider speaking to the owners for prices ~ what a simply stunning setting to hold a wedding ♥♥ There is a lot more to discover and enjoy at the Copperfield Winery that I do not want to give everything away just will say you do really have to spend time walking around, following the signage to discover all the nuggets Copperfield Winery has to offer ~ The owner Norivne Copperfield is such a delightful person to chat with along with really making this one of the best wineries in SL you will ever see ♥ Here is your RIDE ~ please enjoy ♥

thank you again to Norivne for inviting me ~ as well to my friends who have reached out to me to share some of their favorite places to go ♥  am also inviting my readers to share a favorite place that you might like to share with others ~ take care

“Think of all the beauty that’s still left in and around you and be happy! “~ Anne Frank

 

the finger…

theFinger

Today Dena and I finally got a chance to meet and went to check out the Imaginarium that just opened ~ part of the GimmeGacha group we knew there would be a lot of interesting and free pressies ~ today was no different as I am very selective on which ones I do pull for ~ when I saw this Mannequin Lamp by [Since 1975] I knew what I was going to spend my 75L on ~ was so excited to grab #3 in leather ~ in taking this pic Dena made the suggestion we dress all in white ~ the pic turned out just how I was looking for and knew to really make this pop I would take a bit of leeway in editing bumping up so you could see the mannequin lamp in all its splendor ~ was really worth the trip over as we enjoyed looking at all the unique and different gacha’s ~ absolutely love the creators imagination ~ now where to put it in the house hehehe ~ think hubby will notice or not *giggling* ~ to grab all the free pressies you do have to join the GimmeGacha group but its free and most of the gifts show off the creators talents ♥

“Life changes so quickly. feeling grateful to be around such wonderful people to strengthen and grow with.” Riley Keough

Shot at my home using the poses from LumiPro ~ with bestie Dena who I am grateful to have in my life ♥ Ride to Imagarium  & [Since 1975] plus check out their Marketplace 

dena wearing:
Skin-Glam Affair
**RE** ReVoX Starly Ears
*ARGRACE* YURA [A]
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Triumph Eyes- Electric
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
[hh] Tallis Heels
[hh] Tallis Jacket
[hh] Tallis Jumpsuit
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya

am wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Friday Pineapple
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
Exile:: Storm
Heels TRYSKA’S WHITE BLOCK BOOTS
IKON Hope Eyes- Fjord
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Meva Josula Skirt White ~past Cosmo gift
Meva Josula Top White
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
Shape ~ mine