{ Love is a fruit in season at all times…and within reach of every hand }

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Claudia (SK #2) – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Tricia (Dark Browns) – +Elua+ **NEW** @Hair Fair

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Outfit – Erika Halterneck Dress (denim) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Sophia Heels (pearl) – Ingenue

Jewelry – Part Time Boho Princess Earrings (red) – Maxi Gossamer

Accessory – Flowery Mini Bag (Red) – {Imeka}

Accessory – SOSI Shades – Le Primitif **NEW**

Nail Appliers – Hello Dave

POSES / SCENE

Julliette Pose #2 – {Imeka} **NEW**

Location – {Imeka} Sim

{ Fresh From the Market } & Happy Anniversary to meee!

My life is a constant ever-moving roller-coaster ride of ups and downs and all arounds… A to-do list that never gets shorter than a half a page and the “have to’s” far outweigh the “want to’s”.  But sometimes in the middle of all the craziness I just stop and put all the deadlines and chores aside and just do something, anything…for me.  It’s necessary, not only for my own emotional well-being, but the physical too.

A couple years ago when I was in the middle of a huge RL move and building a home and trying to keep it all together, stressed beyond belief, I was diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome.  Often mimicking depression, most doctors dole out anti-depressants and send you on your way.  But I learned that the effects of stress on your body physically… are very real.  My body showed me that it was done.  It had run out of gas and I was going for the crash, by my back going out on me out of nowhere.   I didn’t do anything, I didn’t twist wrong or pick up something heavy.  I was standing there and it just hit me.  After taking a couple tests I discovered my cortisol levels had peaked and plummeted resulting in a body that wasn’t able to recover from things like.. a back going out.  It took months of chiropractic therapy and relying on narcotics just to get me through the rigors of moving and on to a less stressful life.  But I’m a chronic “yes” person.  So I would have to learn to say “no” more, to not take on more than I can handle, and to make time for things that I enjoy and relax me.

This week marks one year since I started this blog.  I’d been taking photos for long before that in Second Life, and had always enjoyed it, but sometimes you want to switch things up and try something different, so taking it to a blog format was new and exciting.  It is not and never has been a job for me, but rather a hobby, and I do it because it is something I enjoy.  The past few months I’ve had to slow down on all things SL because of starting school in RL but coming back to do a few pictures like this here and there are for my well-being..for my creative outlet… and I’m just glad you all let me share it with you.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Romy (America 01) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Skin Fair

Hair – Shine (HUD 1) – Magika **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands & Flat Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Marlene Blouse (Lemon) – Tee*fy **NEW** @C88

Bottom – Marley Skirt (Pull Shapes) – Tee*fy **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Pandora Flats (Teal) – Ingenue **NEW** @Arcade

Jewelry – Miranda Earring (Tiffany) – LaGyo **NEW** @Arcade

Accessories – Bouquet Sunnies (Tan) – Surf Co. **NEW** @Arcade

Bag – Market Bag (Potatoes) – Lark **NEW** @Arcade

POSES / SCENE

Anna #6  – Kirin Poses

Farmer’s Market Set (complete) – Lark **NEW** @Arcade

Spring Living Set – Vintage Camper (green), Chairs (eggshell & blue), Bee Pillow, Radio (floral) RARE, Daisies – Tres Blah **NEW** @Arcade

Hand Painted Bowl of Eggs – Surf Co. HOME **NEW** @Arcade

Empty Crates – Meli Imako

Wire Basket – *KOPI*

Mesh Merchant Stall – (Surge)

Landscaping by Studio Skye & Botanical

Skydome – Turnip’s Homes & Stuff

{ Shhh… Winter is Coming } Winter Season Challenge

Goodbye fall…. Winter is coming!  I am always awed how timely Ms. Strawberry Singh is with her Monday Memes and I usually wish to participate if only I could fit it into my already crazy schedule… but the truth is, I can barely keep up.  We’ll just say that this time I got lucky and it coincided with this planned winter pic. 😀

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And thanks to The Arcade opening up on December 1st, there are PLENTY of  winter themed goodies up for gacha.  It’s open all month, so you have lots of time to get on over there and spend those lindens.  I’ll be showing off all my favorite finds from there the rest of this month as well.

Now.. onto the questions *ahem*:

  1. What is the December/Winter season like where you live? – I’m on the East Coast of the US just outside of Washington DC so winter can go either way really.  The past few years it’s been unusually warm and only snowed/flurried once or twice and never lasted more than a day.  It can often be in the 30s/40s Farenheit temperature-wise but snow is a rare occurrence.  When it flurries, the city shuts down.  No.. seriously. It does.  And I laugh. Cuz I’m from Michigan :D.
  2. When you think of winter, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? – Snow of course.  And Michigan winters have lots of snow.  I was born in a snowstorm so it’s in my blood I think.  After snow, I think of fireplaces and hot cocoa.  Those three things really go together, always.
  3. Have you ever played any extreme winter sports? – Again, not really extreme, but I had tried downhill skiing unsuccessfully as a kid (that means I didn’t make it down the hill standing).  Cross-country was always a winner.  I loved being in the cold and working up a sweat.  Depending on the hill, sledding could be considered extreme… I’ll just leave it at that.
  4. What do you like most about this season? –  What’s not to love?? Christmas and my birthday are both in winter! I do love the cool air, seeing my breath, the tingly feeling when coming in from outside and my nose is like ice, putting my cold hands around a hot cup of cocoa, and watching the snowflakes falling covering everything in a blanket of white, really it’s quite beautiful.
  5. Do you celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday during this time of year? – Yes, I celebrate Christmas as a Christian holiday as well as Advent.  Christmas was always a big deal, and full of lots of special family traditions, and those are things I’m not carrying down to my own kids… hoping they’ll remember it as fondly as I always did.

Thanks Berry for another fun meme.. Glad I got to be a part of it this time!

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Gemma (Europa 08) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Arcade – RARE

Eyes – Spectral Eyes (Quicksilver) – IKON **NEW** @FaMESHed

Hair – Daisy (Moon stone) MESH – D!va **NEW** @Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Everdeen Dress (Snowflake) MESH – DRIFT **NEW** @LazySundays (exclusive)

Accessory – Foxy Neck Snuggler (Sugar) MESH – .Birdy. **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Grace Wand (Rose Gold / Aquamarine) MESH – BOOM **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Storybook Royalty Crown (Woodland) MESH – Schadenfreude **NEW** @Arcade – RARE

Jewelry – Luna Ring (05) MESH – Shakeup! **NEW** @Arcade

Shoes – Noella Heels (Ivory) MESH – Ingenue **NEW** @Arcade

POSES / PROP

Mulberry Lantern (03) – LISP (full shot)

Hana 01 – Kirin Poses (close up)

SCENERY

Enchanted Tunnel – Skye Studio

{ My Closet } SHOETOPIA OPENS TODAY!

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Have you heard about Shoetopia yet?  Chances are, if you haven’t, you’ve been living under a rock the past month, if not year.  This Shoe Fair has gotten people kicking their heels up and giddy over gorgeous new shoes for the last year really, since it’s preparation began.  And I can say from all that I’ve seen, you shall not be disappointed.  Shoetopia, though long awaited, finally opens today at noon SLT!!  And will continue through November 30th, giving you 14 days of unadulterated shoe-shopping bliss.  So make room in your SL closets, you are going to be in heaven when you see all the beauteous boots, heels, pumps, stilettos, strappy sandals, thigh highs, mules, flats, sneakers, and so much more from all your favorite designers and maybe even a few you’ve never heard of before!

And if tantalizing you with the thought of sweet treats for your feets isn’t enough, let me remind you that Shoetopia has chosen to benefit SOLES4SOULS, a charity that is currently working emergency responders to provide relief to the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.  You will find that many designers will have items out exclusively for this event with all or some proceeds being donated to SOLES4SOULS.

Happy Shopping shoe lovers!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Nina (Med-03) – Belleza **NEW**

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Jessie (Type B – Citrine) MESH – D!va **NEW** @C88

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Nails – Appliers (Jungle) – The Wicked Peach

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Rigged MESH High Feet – Slink **NEW** @Shoetopia

OUTFIT

Bottoms – Flirtini Panties (brown/teal) MESH – Mon Cheri

Accessories – Cascade Earrings (Multijewel) MESH – Krystal **NEW** @Shoetopia (Gacha)

THE SHOES

(from left to right front to back)

Caress Stiletto Sandals (pink/white) – Sax Shepherd Designs

Eve Boots (slate blue) – Kitties Lair

Alpargata (olive) – flow. (Gacha)

Nancy Wedge Boots (charcoal) – G-Field

Ellen Ankle Boot (red leather) – Baiastice

Zuri Flats (Agua) – Ingenue

Oxygen Wedges (rugosa) – Candydoll

Saddle Jane Flats (black/white) – Sax Shepherd Designs

Hugg Boot (flax) – Apple Fall

*in back* Jolenta Boots (gold/black) – Lassitude & Ennui

*in back* Teeter Spike Pump (oyster/gold) – ieQED

*on shelf* Locale Heels (violet) – BOOM

*on shelf* Flirt Cross Strap Mules (blue) – Sax Shepherd Designs

*on shelf* Oxygen II Heels (leopard) – Candydoll

*on shelf* Posey Pumps (cocoa) – BOOM

*on shelf* Rainboot (plaid) – Nardcotix (Gacha)

POSES / SCENE

“Kicked Boxes” – !Bang **NEW** @Shoetopia (Gacha)

Shana Walk-in Closet & Chandelier – The Loft

Mirror & Ottoman – Chez Moi

Hangers – :neigeux:

Clothing (folded) – Fanatik

Clothing (hanging) from”My Walk-in Closet Set” – BSD Design Studio

Stacked Boxes – !Bang **NEW** @Shoetopia (Gacha)

Purse – Ribbon Hand Bag (black zebra – RARE) – 22769 **NEW** @Shoetopia (Gacha)

 

 

 

{ City Stroll } Autumn Challenge

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As promised I have some more newness from ColdLogic to show off to you.  I decided to also make it a part of Strawberry Singh’s Autumn Challenge Meme by answering a few quick questions on the subject of “Fall”.  I hope everyone’s enjoying the start to October!

  1. Is autumn your favorite season? Why or why not? – Yes, most definitely without a doubt.  I grew up in Michigan and so Autumn was a bigger deal and lasted much longer than the Fall season I get in Virginia now.  I am just a cooler weather girl… I love my warm sweaters and jeans and sitting around a fire with some hot cocoa.  I would opt for this over hot, sweaty summer any day. 😛
  2. Do you call it Autumn or Fall? – I use them both really.
  3. What kind of weather does your area get during this season? – It’s mostly sunny and mild in the high 60s or low 70s.  Much warmer than I prefer for this season, but as long as I can wear a sweater I’m happy.
  4. Which color do you always associate with autumn? – Rusty Orange
  5. Which Autumn themed sim is your favorite at the moment? – Mine? kidding! lol.. I haven’t really gotten a chance to see all of them out there.  But the newly renovated Floorplan sim where I took these pics is on the top of my list right now.  As well as Vespertine’s.  So many details put into these beautiful locations.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Autumn – Belleza **NEW** (FLF item)

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Hazel) – IKON **NEW** @The Boutique

Hair – Juniper (browns) MESH – Truth **NEW** @The Season’s Story

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Medium Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top –  Hedley Shirt (Cinnamon) MESH – ColdLogic **NEW**

Bottoms – Brewster Pants (Cocoa) MESH – ColdLogic **NEW**

Shoes – Delia Heels (Latte) MESH – Ingenue **NEW** @Collabor88

**for use with Slink Feet only**

Purse – Minkomink Bag (brown) MESH – {u.f.o} **NEW** @The Season’s Story

Jewelry – Dew Encrusted Teardrop Necklace & Ring MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @Collabor88

POSES

Stands 215 & 213 – !Bang Poses

LOCATION

The Floorplan Sim