{ all the colors of the wind }

“Every time you wake up ask yourself..
What good things am I going to do today?
Remember that when the sun goes down at sunset
it will take a part of your life with it.”
~ Native American Proverb

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Applier – Valerija (med) – Bold and Beauty **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Pocahontas (greyscale) – Lelutka

Outfit – Valkyrie Legwarmers, Outfit & Bodychain (deerskin) – Moon Elixir **NEW** @We<3RP

Jewelry – Ah-Kin Collar – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @We<3RP

Accessories – APACHE Headdress, bow, arrow – Astralia **NEW** @We<3RP

Pose – Lily Series – An Lar **NEW** @TLC

Grasses – Studio Skye

{ What dreams may come }

The Secret Affair is ending very soon, only a few short days, as it closes on March 31st…and I’m wanting to show you a softer, lighter side to the event’s creative offerings.

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I was inspired by this lovely dress by !Go!, as it’s so very delicate and feminine in nature.  It perfectly suited a springtime blooming photo in a fairytale enchanted forest.  I hope you feel the dreaminess that I was trying to invoke while putting this together.  Whenever I’m searching for landscaping and trees, my go-to shop has always been Studio Skye by Alex Bader.. but when I want something perhaps a little more whimsical and airy.. HappyMood is just the place.  Adding in a touch of both gave me the balance I was looking for in addition to these really creative new botanical succulents by Artisan Fantasy.  Spring is certainly upon us and may the warmer weather bring us the beauty of nature we’ve been waiting for.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Livia (America) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Hair – Emma – EMO-tions **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Hermia Dress (snow) – !Go! **NEW** @TSA

Other – Silvermoon  wings – Poet’s Heart **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Gerika Headpiece (blue) – Astralia **NEW** @TSA

Prop – Flowers & Allium Opt. 3 – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – The Paulina Series #5 – An Lar **NEW** @TSA

Scenery

Forest Swing – PPK **NEW** @TSA

Log Planters Mixed Succulents & Hosta Mounds – Artisan Fantasy **NEW** @TSA

Mix of landscaping by HappyMood & Studio Skye

{ You’re my favorite flavor }

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that’s kind of the same thing.” CREDITS Wearing Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya Skin/Applier – Julia (pale) – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2016 Hair … Continue reading

{ The Gift }

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift…that’s why it’s called the present.”

Just wanted to take this moment to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Each day with you has been a true gift. For all the love, support of my work, taking time to come here to leave a note or a fave or an award on my flickr and constantly inspiring me with your creativity and style as well… May 2015 bless you all richly and look forward to blogging with you all for another great year! <333

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Mae for TLC (Med #3 Dk) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Crystal (dark browns) – Blues.

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

Mesh Ears – Hutuu Ears – MANDALA

Dress – Althea Red Gown – Dead Dollz

Jewelry – Ruby & Diamond Hinge Earrings – (Yummy) **NEW** @N°21

Accessory – Fashionabow Headpiece (Cherry) – BOOM **NEW**

Pose (faceshot) – Anastasia – ILAYA Poses **NEW** @TLC

Poses (full and partial body) – Peace Gacha: Unity & Love Poses/Props – Le Poppycock **NEW** @TLC

Twinkling Lights Logs (driftwood) – [ keke ] **NEW** @Kustom9

Scenery – Enchanted Tree Tunnel – Studio Skye

{ Tis the Season for Freezin } NEWness from TLC & lots of other places!

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Winter is in full swing on this side of the world and you can either embrace it and get out there in the snow and enjoy the activities that abound only in wintertime or cozy up inside with the warmth of soft blankets and warm fires viewing the wintery white beauty from the comfort of your cabin, shack, nook or house.

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However you decide to celebrate Winter, you can find lots of goodies for the gettin’ all over the grid.  The Liaison Collaborative has a special gacha garden this round for some extra fun if you’re ready to try your luck!

~ CREDITS: OUTDOOR PIC ~

OUTFIT

Skin – Mae Med 2 Dk (for TLC) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Joyful (browns) – Soonsiki **NEW** @N°21

Top – My Padding Jacket – [monso] **NEW** @Creation.JP

Bottoms – Snowday Pants (grey) – Fishy Strawberry **NEW** @TLC

Accessories – Sweater Weather Headwrap – REIGN. **NEW** @N°21

Accessories – SnowGloves (arctic red) – Flite. **NEW** @Kustom9

Shoes – Hunting Boots (black) – Mikunch **NEW** @Kustom9

Pose – Anastasia – ILAYA **NEW** @TLC

**sign “tis the season for freezin” – Mien Poses **NEW** @TLC

SCENE

Ice Fishing Shack (Red) – Frogstar **NEW** @TLC

Woodcutter’s Set – Sari-Sari **NEW** @TLC

Gone Fishing Wall Sign – +CONVAIR+

Cozy Outdoor Nooks Bavaria with Snowtop & Sleigh Picnic Table – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] **NEW** @TLC

The Winter Cabin Gacha: #6 Firepit – :HAIKEI: **NEW** @Kustom9

A Fishing Getaway: Fishing Pole – [Breno]

Hanging Fish Rack – [DDD]

Landscaping – Studio Skye

~ CREDITS: INDOOR PIC ~

OUTFIT

Skin – Mae Med 2 Dk (for TLC) – Belleza**NEW** @TLC

Hair – Joyful (browns) – Soonsiki **NEW** @N°21

Top – Flake Sweater (grey) – Fishy Strawberry **NEW** @TLC

Bottoms – Snowday Pants (grey) – Fishy Strawberry **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Hunting Boots (black) – Mikunch **NEW** @Kustom9

Pose – Snow Love: Curled – Sari-Sari **NEW** @TLC

SCENE

Ice Fishing Shack (Red) & Hanging Holiday Sign (gacha) – Frogstar **NEW** @TLC

Light Clutter Rug, JOY Marquee, and Little Christmas Tree (gacha – Charlie) – tarte. **NEW** @TLC

Winter Rustic Gacha: Cabinet (RARE), Chalkboard, Birch Snowman – Blueberry Hill **NEW** @TLC

Snow Day Windowseat Crate & Books – Second Spaces **NEW** @C88

Hunter’s Retreat Gacha: Lumberjack’s Axe – dust bunny **NEW** @N°21

Fuji Kerosene Heater (champagne) – BALACLAVA!! **NEW** @Creation.JP

Cold Coffee Break Gacha: Wooden Table, Stool, Skillet of Cookies, Coffee Mugs, Vintage Flask, Fatty Candle – Toro. **NEW** @TLC

The Winter Cabin Gacha: #3 Folding Chair, #2 – Blankets, #8 Letters – :HAIKEI: **NEW** @Kustom9

Matchstick Ladders – Soy.  **NEW** @C88

{ 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

{ Live in the present }

Do not look back and grieve over the past,
for it is gone.
And do not trouble about the future,
for it is yet to come.
Live in the present
and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.
~ Norse Proverb

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Brooke (Med 07 Br) – Belleza (Uber Oct Round)

Makeup – Beauty Mark 1 & 3 (Mae Skin from V&C Fair) – Belleza

Hair – Royal Command (variety) – EXILE **NEW** (Mystic Realms)

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri

Lashes – Dolly & Flutter Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands – Slink

Outfit – Tweed Rayna Romper – DRIFT **NEW** @TLC

Top – Ygritte Fur Vest – DRIFT **NEW** (Mystic Realms)

Shoes – Savanah Thigh High Boots (dark snakeskin) – Baiastice **NEW** @TLC

Jewelry – Medieval Collar & Bracers – DRD

Companion – Dire Protector (Earthen) – Alchemy **NEW** (Mystic Realms)

POSE & LOCATION

Miwa Pose #4 – {Imeka}

Studio Skye Winter Sim

{ California Dreamin’ } NEW from GizzA, Belleza & Entwined!

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray…

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Throwback to flower power and the summer of ’69, this new outfit from GizzA is hippy chick all the way, complete with colorful embroidered vest and bell bottom jeans!  I decided to show off one of {Entwined}‘s new creations with it… a hair store that’s just opened this week!  (That’s right.. a NEW HAIR STORE.. commence screaming like teenage fangirls now…)  There are never enough mesh hair stores as far as I’m concerned.  I’ll be happily adding it to my list of go-to shops and you should too. And if all that newness wasn’t enough.. Belleza‘s latest full release in store, Yasmin, is also featured above.

So… Peace out and happy shopping, sisters and brothers!

CREDITS

Skin – Yasmin (SK 0 Br) – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Kahlan (light browns) – {Entwined} **NEW**

Eyes – Twinkle Eyes V1 (silver) – Dead Apples

Lashes – Doll Lashes – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands – Slink

Outfit – Maryjane (incl. jeans, vest, bikini top, and 2 sets of beads) – GizzA **NEW**

Extras – Floral Guitar – Standby Inc. **from past Arcade Gacha

Rusted Truck – Michigan’s Shack

Alder Tree – Forest Floor

Dry Grasses and (some) of the blowing leaves – Studio Skye

Pose – 171 – Slouch

{ One late summer morning in Tuscan spring… }

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It’s been wayyyy to long since blogging last.  And oh how I’ve missed it.  Perhaps I missed shopping in SL more… and I more than made up for my time away.  Trying to catch up on all the events I’ve missed since being buried in schoolwork proved to be a lot of work, if you count opening and closing my virtual wallet work.

Joking aside, I was glad I made it back just for the tail end of The Liason Collaborative‘s Tuscanny round.  And though it’s ending soon, these items from TLC: The Boutique, The Garden, and Poser Pavilion will all still be available in their stores after the 15th.  In addition to the beautiful scenery, I have a very cute new dress from GizzA called “Cookie” that can be worn alone or as I’ve done pairing it with some skinny capris from Coquet.  I love that this dress is HUD controlled to change to different colors and there are several styles available as well as the floral I’m wearing.  Definitely helps the inventory and mine can take all the help it can get.  Belleza has also just recently put out their full line of Ria Skins.  Lastly gotta give credit to Mr. Truth Hawks for consistently bringing us beautiful hair.. the man must be a machine.  This style called “Elyse” is just one of the many new hairs he’s put out lately and I love it’s playful casual look.

I hope to be able to blog more again now that my spring classes are at an end… going to enjoy all the pretty things of SL!  I hope you’re enjoying them as well. ❤  Happy Shopping!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Ria (Med #10) – Belleza **NEW**

Makeup, Freckles, & Moles – Ria Med (lipgloss #6) – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Elyse (Light Blondes)– TRUTH **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands & Flat Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Cookie Dress (Floral) – GizzA **NEW**

Bottom – Cropped Denim Pants (Khaki floral) – Coquet.

Shoes – Cozy Flats (Butter) – fri.day (gacha)

Jewelry – Isabella Necklace (Siena) – Earthstones **NEW** @The Boutique

POSES / SCENE

Miwa #4 – Imeka Poses **NEW** @Poser Pavilion

Gattera Ferrero Platter & Throw Rug – PixelMode **NEW** @The Garden

Tabatha Lounge – Mudhoney **NEW** @The Garden

Tuscany Fence Folding Screen, Terracotta Amhore (planters), Terracotta Mosaic Table (rust) – [bauwerk] **NEW** @The Garden

Cat – Zooby’s

Landscaping – Fanatik, Studio Skye & KIDD

{ 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