{ Turn the page }

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.

The man who never reads lives only one.”

~ George R.R. Martin

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Destiny – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Alma (Asia RARE 02) – Glam Affair **NEW** @GachaGuardians

Eyes – Mesh Eyes #2 – L’etre

Hair – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Silvia Dress – *Just Because* **NEW** @Uber

Shoes – Sabrina Heels w/Stockings & Garters – Phedora **NEW** @KinkyMonthly

Poses – Sitting Pretty Poses (modified) – Kirin

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Build – Rustic Cabin – DRD **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Rustic Sofa – DRD **NEW** @ShinyShabby

The Artists Library Set: Bookshelves, Stool, Reclaimed Library Chair – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Fall Cottage Gacha: Pumpkin Decor, Autumn Wreath, (Garland), Rug, Lanterns – Bee Designs **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hallsey Windows & Mirrors (gold) – The LOFT **NEW** @Salem

Tabitha’s Gacha: #5 Spell Books (Red/Beige) – Kalopsia **NEW** @Salem

Hallow’s Eve Gacha: Antique Table – David Heather **NEW** @Salem

Cup of Cocoa Set: Marshmallow Mug, Heart’s Desire Mug, Cocoa Cookies – Artisan Fantasy

Lively Labs – Chocolate Companion Pup – JIAN

Hunter’s Fireplace Accessories – MadPea

Firewood Basket – DustBunny

{ Elemental }

Oh my, my, my, what you do to me
Like lighting when I’m swimming in the sea
From the very first time we loved
From the very first time we touched
Walking on wires and power lines
You put your body on top of mine

Every time that you lift me up
To the heavens and stars above
Ooh Lord have mercy I’m begging you, please
I’m feeling drained, I need love
You charge me up like electricity
Jumpstart my heart with your love

There’s an energy
When you hold me
When you touch me
It’s so powerful
I can feel it

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Jin (Arctic) – Glam Affair **NEW** @SkinFair2016

Hair – Juliet 02 – MINA **NEW** @TLC

Outfit – Karma.Dress nr1 (Maitreya) RARE – Pixicat **NEW** @TheArcade

Shoes – Congo – Essenz **NEW** (from Shiny Shabby Feb)

Jewelry – Moonflight Bracelets & Keal Nose Chains – RealEvil Industries **NEW** (from Shiny Shabby & Cosmopolitan Events Feb)

Pose/Prop – Elemental – oOo Studio **NEW** @OneWord

Location – Telrunya Forest of Dreams

{ I say love, it is a flower, and you, it’s only seed }

Some say love, it is a river, that drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower, and you, its only seed

Its the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance
Its the dream afraid of waking, that never takes a chance
Its the one that won’t be taking, that cannot seem to give
It’s the one afraid of dying, that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too long
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed, that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes the rose.

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I know I’ve been long gone from blogging over the holidays and that wasn’t planned but often real life demands things of us when we least expect them.  Sadly, I will be blogging less in the coming months, but I can’t stay away from it entirely.  It is something I miss tremendously when I don’t do it for long stretches.  I hope I will still be able to work on my photography and be a bit more creative with it with less deadlines to meet.  That is my hope.

As for now, I do have so many lovely things I want to show you before the moment passes too quickly.  Shiny Shabby‘s Dec/Jan round is coming to a close in a couple short days (closes January 15th) but still plenty of time to get your hands on all the lovelies there.  Dead Dollz has fast become one of my favorite designers in Second Life.  Their creations fit so flawlessly and this Ballet Rehearsal set doesn’t disappoint.  It’s part of a gacha to collect the pieces that you’d like to mix and match.  I paired it with a gorgeous new winged collection “Genevieve” from Astralia that is out now for The Epiphany.  What I love about Astralia is the ability to color change different bits and pieces with a HUD giving it such versatility to fit into whatever theme or costume you may be going for.

I hope everyone is enjoying the start to the new year!  Much love and happy shopping to all!

CREDITS

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Triss Gacha (Polar 16) – Glam Affair **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Cecilia – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Rehearsal Gacha (skirt, leotard, leggings/pointe shoes) – Dead Dollz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessories – Genevieve Gacha: Wings (Rare), Bracelet, Necklace, Hairpiece, Leg decor – Astralia **NEW** @TheEpiphany

Pose – Ice Skating #2 – !bang

Scenery – Moongate (winter) – Cube Republic **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ On the hunt }

“For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy.
There is but one rule:
HUNT OR BE HUNTED.”
~ Frank Underwood (House of Cards) ~

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The Gacha Garden meets We<3Roleplay in today’s post for you guys!  It’s been a few days because this one took a bit more work to put together, but I hope you like the results!  I truly enjoy getting to do fantasy themed pics and although the We<3RP event is obviously geared for that genre.. I was excited that there were also quite a few items at The Gacha Garden this round that would also be fun for some roleplay!  Astralia is fast becoming one of my favorite creators for flowery fantastical goodies, as you can see by this gorgeous Fairy Huntress outfit!  Azuchi is also doing really well and popping up in more events, with such rich textures like that of this Archer’s outfit, you really have to see with your ambient lighting on to appreciate how magnificent they look.

Both events are still going strong through the rest of this month so get on over to hunt for your favorite fantasy items!

P.S. if you thought you were seeing things, no, those are indeed cat/owls in the trees. Yay for imagination!

(I wonder if they hoot or meow.)

CREDITS

Fairy Huntress Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – Catwa

Mesh Body – Physique / Mesh Hands /  Flat Feet – Slink

Mesh Ears – Uni Ears: High Elf – .:Soul:.

Skin/Appliers – Denis (Jamaica) 12 RARE – Glam Affair **NEW** @TGG

Tattoo – Huntress Markings – [theSkinnery] **NEW** @We<3RP

Hair – Looking Back (reds) – Exile **NEW** @We<3RP

Corset – Sylvana – .:EMO-tions:. **NEW** @We<3RP

Accessories – Warrior Fairy Gacha Set: Horns, Quiver, Arrows, Small wings, Fairy Wings (RARE), Bow (SOI) – Astralia **NEW** @TGG

Shoes – Thylacine (brown) boots – Lassitude & Ennui

Pose – Pure Heat 2 – Ma Vie

Forest Archer Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – Catwa

Mesh Body – Physique / Mesh Hands – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Maddison (European) – DeeTaleZ **NEW** @We<3RP

Tattoo – Huntress Markings – [theSkinnery] **NEW** @We<3RP

Hair – Jildou – MINA **NEW** @TGG

Top – Archer Shirt (green) w/belt / Vest (brown) / Cape (green) – [Azuchi] **NEW** @We<3RP

Bottoms – Tracker Pants w/belt (brown) – Velvet Whip

Shoes – Caledonian Boots (brown) – Velvet Whip

Weapons – Guilded Bow of Jie – [EZ Weaponry]

Weapons – Natsu Aljava (brown/gold) – [BODY FACTORY] **NEW** @We<3RP

Pose – Heavenly Creatures 10 – Ma Vie

Scenery

Meowl Trees (RARE) & Meowls (Gray & Ginger Screech, Siamese Barn Meowl) – *HEXtraordinary* **NEW** @TGG

{ Autumn leaves… just like you did }

Another tear
Another cry
Another place for us to die
It’s not complicated

Another love that’s gone to waste
Another light lost from your face
It’s complicated

Is it that it’s over or do birds still sing for you?
Float down
Like autumn leaves
Hush now
Close your eyes before the sleep
And you’re miles away
And yesterday you were here with me

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Ooh how I miss you
My symphony played the song that carried you out
Ooh how I miss you
And I, I miss you and I wish you’d stay

Do you ever wonder if the stars shine out for you?
Float down
Like autumn leaves
Hush now
Close your eyes before the sleep
And you’re miles away
And yesterday you were here with me

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CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Noemi (Tone 00) – YS&YS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Triumph (green) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Elsa – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Top – Bulky Knit Hoodie Femme (red) – ::K:: **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – My First Jeans (dark blue) – [monso]

Accessory – Winter is Coming Scarf – Apple May **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Socks – Dahlia – Maitreya

Shoes – Rosie Boots (dirty) – Fri. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Sit 012 – !bang

Scene

Snuggle Up Gacha: Hanging Seat (RARE), Bucket, Basket, Shelf, Wheelburrow – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Fall in Love Gacha: Garland, Woodpile, Pumpkin Sign – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Autumn Retreat Gacha: Carpet, Floor pillows, Wood Plank Stool (b), Mason Jar and Candle, leaves – [kunst] & [hoorenbeek] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Welcome to Autumn Gacha: Mailbox – [Toiz] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Wildrose Manor – Dust Bunny **NEW** @Collabor88

Posed Cats Gacha: Ready to Pounce & Sleeping Curled – (fashionably dead)

{ We’re just trying to find some color in this black and white world }

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STYLE CREDITS

Front Model

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Summer V3 (India 04 G) Uber Version – Glam Affair

Hair – { Entwined } **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Triumph (Loam) – IKON **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Daily Basics Gacha: Top (pink), Skirt (purple) – Lua’s **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Flora Gacha: Cuff 02, Earrings 02, Necklace 02 – MiaMai **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Back Model

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Summer V3 (Jamaica 06 C) – Glam Affair

Hair – Anais (blondes) – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Triumph (Apex) – IKON **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Tattoo – Biogenic Tatoo – .Inhale. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Daily Basics Gacha: Top (beige), Skirt (floral), Collar (RARE), Bag (RARE) – Lua’s **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Flora Gacha: Earrings 02 – MiaMai **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Scene

Prop – Decorative Doors Gacha: Symi – {Exposeur}

Primavera in Toscana Gacha: Wall Grapevine – 8f8

Boho Lights (blue, pink, purple) & Octogon Table (blue) – [Pixel Mode]

Baras Gacha: Stools (01, 03, 05,06) – Concept}

Rustic Autumn Gacha: Pot #3 – [ kunst ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Poses (both) – Decorative Doors Gacha: Paris – {Exposeur} **modified to use in this set

{ I’ll give you a tip… }

..the toast is tasty!

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The Gacha Garden is still going strong if you haven’t had a chance to check it out.. full of all sorts of fun and whimsical items.  The event runs until August 22nd so get on over to play. Then stop by and I’ll fix you up some tea and cake for a post-shopping treat! Nom nom nom! 😀

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Eles 07 A – Glam Affair

Eyes – Celestial Eyes (winter) – [Buzzeri]

Lashes – Mesh Alpha Lashes – Izzie’s **NEW**

Hair – Yenna (basics) – MINA **NEW** @GachaGarden

Outfit – Yum Yum My Cafe Gacha: Head dress and Seed of Inspiration Exclusive Dress – {amiable} **NEW** @GachaGarden

Pose – Loli #2 – {Imeka}

Scene

Tea Shop Gacha: Tea Shop (RARE), Bike (SOI), Tea, Sugar, Lemon, Mini Cakes, Cake, Register, Desk – *Tentacio* **NEW** @GachaGarden

Language of Flowers Gacha: Chill green & purple – Paper Moon **NEW** @GachaGarden

Flagstone, Farrow Garden Wall, Rico’s Clock – Apple Fall

Boxwood Shrubs – Botanical

Hanging Plant – Heart Gardens

Sandwich Board Sign – {What Next}

Bisou Tables/Chairs – [Pixel Mode]

Bread Shelf – HIDEKI (previous Gacha)

{ The Tourist } Shiny Shabby is OPEN!

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”
~St. Augustine

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Hi lovelies!  I’m happy to announce the May round of Shiny Shabby is open and ready for all you shopaholics to indulge and stock up your inventories on the latest shabby chic items for Spring/Summer from awesome designers across the grid. There were truly so many wonderful new items that I wanted to show off as many as I could and put together this little scene reminiscent of travels through Europe “Eat, Pray, Love” style.

Your shopping adventure awaits! Happy spending! ❤

CREDITS

Wearing

Mehs Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Beth (Med 03 Br) – Belleza

Hair – Myrtle – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Luisa Top (aztec 2) & Boyfriend Jeans (medium blue) – SPIRIT **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Sandra Sandals – Pure Poison **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Irinia ring set – ieQED

Jewelry – Katya bangles (fresh) – Earthstones

Accessory – Whiskey Flask & Holster – [kunst] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Haight-Ashbury Bag (chestnut) – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Phone #5 – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Scene

Build – La Primavera Toscana Gacha: Mansion, Manor, Walls, Hall & Clay Pots – 8f8 *previous gacha*

Hyacinth Bistro Tables/Chair & Strawberry Plants – [ARIA] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

La Cantina Gacha: Wine bottle set (used) – *YS&YS* **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Helium (Balloon Tank) – Breno **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Old & Rusted Gacha: Ladder & Hanging Rags – Apt B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Unique Vintage Deco Gacha: small branch (blue) – [Toiz] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Paper Diamond Curtain 2 – Boogers **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Lake Couch (red) – CONCEPT **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shabby Door Screens – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ She has the answers you are seeking } NEW! at Shiny Shabby

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

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STYLE CREDITS

On Me

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Grazia (Jamaica 04 G) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Jacky – Mina **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Good Feeling Dress – BCC **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Boho Sandals (sunlight) – Glam Affair

Accessory – Vogue Headchain (gold) – Azoury **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Scene

Build – Little Boho Garden Shack, cow skull, shelf w/tapestry, rug – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Street Fortune Teller Gacha Set – TORO **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Boho Lights (hanging) – [PM]Pixel Mode **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Caravan Kitchen Cluster: plants – MIAMAI **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ A Winter Picnic for You, Me, and (Cari)boo! }

Winter is coming!!! The Liaison Collaborative is currently open and gearing up for the change of seasons with the theme: “Winter Harvest”.  You will find home & garden goods, fashion items as well as poses from a list of amazing creators.  Get prepped and ready for the snowfall on your sim or as you journey around the grid.  This round runs until Dec 10th!

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Grace (Med 3 Blk) – Belleza

Makeup – Beauty Marks 1 & 3 – Belleza

Makeup – Rosy (full) – The {Wicked} Peach **NEW** @TLC

Hair (w/hat) – Natasja – MINA **NEW** @TLC

Eyes – Bewitched Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW**

Mesh Hands – Slink

Top – Kristen Knit Dress w/ Cashmere Scarf (noir/silver) – Valentina E. **NEW** @TLC

Bottoms – Josie Pants (Suede – dk) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Winter Wedge Boots – League

SCENE & POSES

Winter Harvest Picnic Set – {What Next} **NEW** @TLC

Large Snowy Firs, T2C Campfire & Stacked Firewood – Botanical

Gnesen Farm Shed (aged) – POST

Winter Grass – Zigana

Shurbs (bare) – [we’re CLOSED]

Tree Stumps & Reindeer – e-brink

Enchanted Forest – Studio Skye

Comfy #4 – Everglow **NEW** @TLC