{ Down by the Boardwalk }

Playing catch up as usual… I have been juggling too many projects at once to get things out as timely as I would’ve liked to.  I keep thinking it will get easier, but maybe I should just stop being so hard on myself.  The work will always be there.  I just have to accept that it’s ok that I’m not perfect all the time. I know, I can hear the audible gasp, “What??! Trin’s not perfect?”  I’m afraid to tell you folks, the truth is out. 😛

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I found this adorable outfit at Summerfest a couple weeks ago, paired it with some cute mary janes, hair and teddybear backpack I found at Collabor88 (June).  Then enter in the Belleza FLF skin from last week that was a perfect match.  But it was oOo Studios poses “Katrina” for FLF today that really spurred me on to get it blogged finally.  The poses have a youthful, care-free feel about them, making this look the ideal choice for them.

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The scene featuring Barneworth Anubis’s new Boardwalk building kit is from the last round of the Garden that ended this past week, and as much as I wanted to buy everything in the place (cuz omgggg the cuteness!), I had no time to build myself a beach this past month.  It’s on my (ever-growing) to-do list.  But no worries, even though I’m blogging all these events that have since ended, I’ll make sure you know where to find all these great items at the end of this post.

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Hope you all are having a fun-filled summer, full of sweet treats & sunny days! 😀

BODY

Skin – Jade – Belleza **NEW** (FLF Edition 7/5)

Eyes – Ascension Eyes (Hazel) – **NEW** IKON

Hair – Mimi (Type A – Brown Diamond) MESHD!va **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Striped Sundress (multi yellow) MESHMilk Motion **NEW**

Shoes – Cotton Mary Janes (yellow) MESHFri. **NEW**

Jewelry – Summer of Love Peace Sign Earrings and Necklace MESHMaxi Gossamer **NEW**

Jewelry – Knit Friendship Bracelets MESH*BOOM* (past Arcade)

Bag – Teddy Backpack Pal (white/blue) MESH(fd) **NEW**

SCENE

Boardwalk MESHBarnesworth Anubis **NEW**

Ice Cream Carts MESH{What Next} **NEW**

Slushie Cart MESH.:Standby Inc. **NEW**

POSES

Katrina – oOo Studio **NEW** (FLF Edition 7/12)

*modified head position in closeup*

{ Going the Distance }

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I haven’t been blogging for a while.  I’ve been a bit preoccupied so bear with me and maybe by the end of this, you’ll understand why.   In Second Life, people come and go, it’s the nature of ‘the game’ (a term I use very loosely).  Our second lives often being dictated by our first lives and as it should be, but it can be hard to form relationships with people.  Along the way, if you’re lucky, you meet people that enrich your life in some way.  Maybe it’s through friendship, a common interest, love of shopping, or just being plain goofy.  And occasionally it’s through love.  I’ve seen it happen, these little fairy tales, where boy meets girl and they fall in love in SL, and even through the obstacle of distance, they find ways to persevere.  Maybe even for a lucky few, one day bringing that special bond into the real world.  Happiness is different for everyone.  But when you find it, you really need to hang onto it, enjoy it, be grateful for it, in whatever capacity you can and however long it lasts.  When you’re far apart, it’s all those little things that can matter so much.  A special message, a text, a smile, a photo, time spent together.  So this is my little tribute to “SL Love Long Distance”.

I, myself, am fortunate to have found it too.  It’s new and it’s wonderful and I’m just enjoying it one day at a time.  I hope he knows how much. 🙂

Usted es mi sol, mi única luz del sol.

Me haces feliz cuando el cielo está gris.

Nunca sabrás querida, cuánto te quiero.

Así que por favor no te lleves mi sol.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Irene (Sunkissed) – Izzie’s **NEW** (@TDR Fusion)

Eyes – Destiny Eyes (Oxidation) – **NEW** IKON (@TLC The Boutique)

Hair – Hearts Don’t Break Even (Nat. Fusion) MESHExile **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Punk Racerback (Argentina) MESHMIEL

Bottoms – My First Jeans (dark blue 2) MESH[Monso] **NEW**

Shoes – Espadrilles (striped natural) MESHMIEL **NEW**

Jewelry – Summertime Easy Living Bracelets & Earrings MESHMaxi Gossamer **NEW** @C88

SCENE

Lamp MESH.Lame **NEW** @FaMESHed

Chair & Rug** MESHZigana **NEW**

Scrabble Wall Art **NEW** @C88 & (P)in Love / World Map Bulletin Board MESH Commoner

Emma Cabinet (ash) MESH LISP **NEW**

Open Heart Book & Change Fund (Paradise Falls) MESH floorplan.

Pile of books & Letters (packaging) MESHZigana

POSES

Call Me (w/cell phone prop) – Adorkable (closing soon)

{ Like a Virgin } My 10 SL Firsts Meme

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This is a blog about firsts and it’s fitting that this is actually the very *first* blog meme I’ve participated in as well (So thank you very much Strawberry Singh for being my First)!  I was rather stoked that it coincided with some rather cool 80s throwback charm jewelry by (Yummy) released at Collabor88 this round  that totally inspired me to do a full on set from the era of my youth.  I hope those of you that grew up in the 80s can appreciate the nostalgia going on in here.  I fully admit to having far too much fun putting it all together and was amazed at all the awesome retro stuff out there in SL (in mesh even!). I could have totally kept going but resisted on account of it turning out to look like a scene out of “Hoarders” 1980 style.

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And so without further ado… Let’s go back in time to my virginly days in SL and I’ll tell you a little about my 1st experiences.  No judging allowed! LOL

  1. First SL Friend: Pixie, I met her on Help Island my first day in SL and we went through all the tutorials together and then ventured into the great unknown of the metaverse.  We stayed friends for a few years even through many weddings and lots of drama, but ultimately we grew apart.
  2. First SL Kiss: Pixie LOL (I was experimenting!! and welp, someone had to hop on those poseballs with me!)
  3. First SLex time/place/partner: uh… yeah I think I will refer to question #2. and it was on a piano. 😛
  4. First SL Partner/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Wife/Husband: I have only ever had one partner in SL and his name is Bio Flow.  I met him my first month in SL at Sweethearts Jazz Club and when I found out he was Aussie, I might’ve got a wee bit excited thinking about his accent.  But we were together in SL for 3.5 years (which is like 35 years in SL) and did the whole big wedding thing, and even a vow renewal after some rocky times.
  5. First SL Job: My first official job which I usually dismiss was as a store model for Damage Clothing… I basically stood on some sexy pose stand wearing their clothes and talking to people that came in the store.  It was crap for money and didn’t last long.  I moved onto being a Hostess at Sweethearts and then to being a Photographer.
  6. First SL Creation: A pillow.  And I remember it was fugly but functional. I even learned how to add a sit script in it.  I was so proud of myself.
  7. First Encounter with a Linden: I believe it was summer of 2008 while working at Sweethearts, but I don’t remember which Linden it was that popped over.  Nor did I really understand who they were… I think I actually believed all the Lindens were related at first.  LOL like this whole family is running SL.  Yes, I’m a dork.
  8. First Encounter with a SLebrity: omgosh I really don’t even know on this one, I’ve come in to contact with quite a few designers or creators but probably didn’t realize at the time even.  I think it was probably Agnes Finney of My Precious because I won a photo contest for her store back in January 2009 and they held a party to celebrate the winners.  I remember trying to be all professional and not act like a noob fangirl…. but in the end, I don’t necessarily buy into the SLebrity thing.  We’re all just people behind a computer.  I do however have great respect and admiration for the talents of many people in SL.
  9. First SL Sim you fell in love with: Hmm… It’s a toss up between The SL Botanical Gardens and Inspire Space Park.  I frequented many gardens in my initial days after discovering that SL wasn’t just a series of nude beaches, this one always had lots of different nooks and things to explore and I always found it a fun, peaceful retreat.  It was a friend that introduced me to Inspire and I was immediately in awe.  I mean, how cool is it when you can float through space watching the planets pass by while listening to trippy music like some psychedelic Disney ride in Tomorrowland!!
  10. First SL Blog Post: Well considering I’m new to blogging, it wasn’t that long ago really. March 21st, 2013 was my first official day as a blogger and my post was about New Beginnings.  Nothing out of the ordinary except my attempt at not overly editing photos as I’m accustomed to doing.  And I’m still as excited about doing it as I was then.

Well thanks for reading… I totally want to go roller skating now.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach, Natural Eyes) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – Lip Lustre (HI-C w/teeth)Pink Fuel **NEW**

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (green) – IKON

Hair – Julia (Gingerbread) MESHWasabi Pills **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Rachel Ruffle Sweater (Chocolate) MESHTee*fy **NEW** @C88

Bottoms – Lovisa Ruffle Mini Skirt (Splash) MESH Tee*fy **NEW** @C88

Shoes – 80s Heels MESH HOC Industries

Hosiery – Overknee Socks (white – tinted) – Izzie’s

Bracelets – Sugar Candy Bangles (Orange) MESHMaxi Gossamer **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Junk Food Charm Necklace, Earrings and Ring MESH(Yummy) **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Hoopin Hula Hoop (polypro pink) MESH[Decoy] **NEW**

SCENE

Nick’s Futon MESH.lame

Feeny Food Tray MESHPilot

Sculpted Rug Beige II – Izzie’s

Floor Lamp MESHfloorplan.

Vintage Motel TV & Retro Orange Flip Clock MESHHypoxia

Mayfair Trunk & The Anywhere Lawnchair* (brown) MESH{What Next} (*from past Arcade)

Vintage Roller Skates (Disco White) MESHThe Secret Store (from past Arcade)

Playing Games Console MESH:Cheeky Pea:

Uni-ee! Unicorn Plushie (Rainbow) MESH~silentsparrow~

Machinarium suitcase (yellow) MESH{vespertine} (from past Arcade)

Tredpro Super Tape 2 Cassette Recorder & Cassettes – Marketplace

Neon Sunglasses MESHHOC Industries

Posters & Magazines (part of the Atari 2600 Collection) – Marketplace

POSES

(with hula hoop prop) Lookbook 7 – oOo Studio **NEW**

(close up) Girls 627 – *Everglow* **NEW**

{ Here Comes the Sun }

It’s been a long winter over in my part of the world… teasing us with a hint of Spring here and there, but never quite sure if it will last. I even know a few SL friends out west and north that are still having to put up with snow!   Around SL, Spring is clearly here and in full swing, reflected in the fashions hitting the stores as well as the beautiful home & garden items debuting.

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I have been taking full advantage as I try to get my own home in SL decorated for the season and if you’re looking to do the same, I highly recommend you not miss this new event “The Garden” by The Liason Collaborative that just began this week and will run through May 10th.  This round’s theme is English Garden Party and they have some amazing items out by many of your favorite home and garden designers like {What Next}, Cheeky Pea, and LISP as well as some up and coming ones like Alouette featuring the gorgeous Garden Party set and RageWorks who designed this very lovely detailed Gazebo.

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In addition to The Garden, many of the other events and new store releases are featuring pastel shades to compliment and lots of floral patterns are the trend.  I picked up this frilly and feminine top over at Tee*fy and found the wide legged linen pants at BOOM out for FLF last week to match perfectly.  The poses I’m using are NEW from oOo Studio and are out today only for Fifty Linden Fridays, so be sure to grab those!  Rhonda-Close_FINAL

Now I’m all dressed up and ready for Spring soiree because… here comes the sun!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach, Natural Eyes) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – Lip Lustre (Orange bonbon) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (green) – IKON

Hair – Oh Baby Doll (Fair) MESH!lamb.

MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Skyla Ruffle Sleeve Tank (floral) MESHTee*fy **NEW**

Bottoms – Miami Linen Pants (Margarita) MESH*BOOM* (exclusive color for past FLF)

Shoes – “Adele” Wedge Pumps MESHG-Field **NEW**

Jewelry – Petite Fleur Ring (gold) MESHMaubray

Jewelry – Esra’s Giant Teardrop Necklace & Earrings MESHMaxi Gossamer

Purse – rhea saffiano bag (cream) MESH::{u.f.o}:: (for the Arcade Gacha)

POSES

“Rhonda” Singles – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

SCENE

Garden Party Set MESHAlouette **NEW**  @The Garden

Rustic Gazebo MESHRage Works **NEW** @The Garden

Flowers and Grass – Kidd Landscaping

LOCATION

Home Sim

{ Good Girls Go Bad }

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For anyone that follows my work (even prior to blogging) they would probably say I have a certain style to my photos.  I am sure most of the time it comes across as more romantic and whimsical (like my last few posts), sometimes sensual.  Not usually edgy.  Although it’s fun to venture outside the box sometimes.  It’s one of the things I like best about Second Life actually: being able to change my style according to my mood or just simply to be different.  I’ve often felt that in my real life I am viewed a certain way… I’m a mom, the good girl, the wife.  I do dishes and laundry and carpool kids to soccer practice.  Yet there is so much more to my interests, my personality, ME… than what everyone sees.  In RL, I can’t dye my hair black and wear leather studded miniskirts when dropping my son off to school (well, I can, but I’m sure I’d get some pretty strange looks, particularly from my 6 year old).   So sometimes I enjoy exploring those not so typically ‘good girl’ sides to myself through my SL.  Because here, I am anything I wanna be.  For the moment.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – LesMakeups (Monica) – MiaMai

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (grey) – IKON

Hair – Betty (black coffee) MESHWasabi Pills **NEW** @FaMESHed

MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Lua’s Cropped Shirt MESHThe Secret Store **NEW** @FaMESHed

Bottoms – Studded Skirt (grey) MESHCracked Mirror **NEW** @FaMESHed

Stockings – Patterned Stockings (Skulls/black) – Erratic

Boots – Salina Boots (Black) MESH – :FANATIK: **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Roho Ring (Large) MESHMaxi Gossamer

Jewelry – Love Rocker Necklace MESHMaxi Gossamer

Face Piercings – Against the Stream (Ink) MESH:Hebenon Vial:

POSE

“Daphne” Singles – oOo Studio **NEW**

LOCATION

Toxian City

{ All American Sweetheart }

Well it’s Friday and y’all know what that means…. SHOPPING FLF (Fifty Linden Fridays)!  Ok ok… yes and the weekend!  I am not sure if your weekends are full of working, crazy nights out, or family time, but mine seem to be mostly similar to my weekdays.  But I’m a bit determined to try to do something new or different this weekend.

I am already off to a good start with checking out a brand new sim that just opened today called Happiness is Liberty“.  Kaelyn Alecto, who’s friend is the owner, put out the invitation today in Plurk and after seeing the preview pictures, I knew I had to go see it for myself. It really is a nice sim and I was particularly drawn to the open grassy field with thick forest in the background that has trails going through it.  It reminded me of growing up in Michigan actually with the wooded areas.

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So in addition to trying out a new place I also am showing off some great new pieces from some different events on the grid right now.  First off, for FLF today Elate! has these super sweet jeans with heart prints on them out!  At FaMESHed which just opened this past  weekend you can find this adorable new hair from Truth as well as cute cropped sweater with a variety of prints by Cracked Mirror. I also stopped by IKON to pick up the new VIP group gift “Ardent” eyes in Pewter.  The poses are also brand spanking new from Everglow in her new Girls Poses pack out now at Pose Fair!

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Now although these aren’t new, I just have to rave a bit about these oxford shoes I picked up at [Monso] a while back because they’re pretty versatile and darn cute.  They have a color changing HUD that allows you to change the 2 different areas of the shoes independently as well as the laces and soles.  Solid colors and patterned options included.

Sweetheart-ShoesHope everyone has a fabulous weekend and that it’s filled with fun and maybe some new adventures!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach – Natural) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – Lip Lustre (Sprinkle) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Hair – Tymber (Almond – lt browns) MESH – Truth @FaMESHed **NEW**

Eyes – Ardent Eyes – IKON **NEW** VIP GROUP GIFT

MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Graphic Sweater (Heart) MESH – Cracked Mirror  **NEW** @FaMESHed

Undershirt – White Tank Top – EVALE

Bottoms – Elle Jeans Hearts MESH – Elate! **NEW** for FLF

Shoes – My Fabric Oxford MESH[Monso]

Ring – Roho (Large) MESHMaxi Gossamer

Earrings – Love Heart MESHMaxi Gossamer

POSES

Girl Poses Pack #63 – *Everglow* **NEW** @Pose Fair

LOCATION

Happiness is Liberty

Just Give Me a Reason…

So trying to keep up with the blogging is proving challenging but not probably why you’d think so.  Yes, I’m indeed busy enough that this is a bit more work on my plate BUT… I am actually finding it quite fun and exciting and the ideas abound.  So many ideas in fact, that I have a hard time not just blogging 24/7.  And it surely doesn’t help that the wonderful events like FaMESHed and Collabor88 and now The Boutique as well as FLF, The Arcade, The Dressing Room Fusion and Pose Fair are constantly bombarding me with fabulous new finds!

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My inventory is busting at the seams but it won’t stop me.  >Insert maniacal laugh here<  You definitely don’t have to give me a reason …to shop!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach – Smokey) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Hair – Caprice (Chocolate) MESHTruth **NEW**

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (Gray) – IKON

MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Draped Dress (Suede Brown) MESH – [Cynful] **NEW** @TDRF (March round)

Shoes – Sophia Peeptoe MESHGos Boutique **NEW**

Hairpiece – I Follow Rivers (Rouge) MESHGlam Affair **NEW** @Collabor88

Jewelry – Copacetic Tallulah Bangles and Earrings MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @Collabor88

Accessory – Fan (Leorpard) – Shakeup **NEW** @The Arcade (event has ended)

POSES

T&A Pack – Elymode **NEW** @Pose Fair

SCENE

Asian Sideboard MESH.:Buddhabeats:.

Classic Vase with Sticks MESHTROWIX