{ All the presents are unwrapped but one… }

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So the hustle and bustle of the holidays is finally over.. the family has all gone home.. the gifts have all been opened… or have they?   Forget the decorations that need to come down, save the cookies for later, there is a special treat that needs nibbling, one last kiss under the mistletoe, one last present that needs unwrapping… and she is waiting.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Tara 13 (tan) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

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

Hair – Gaia (browns) MESH – Truth **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top –  Wool Cardigan (carmine) MESH – Maitreya **NEW**

Lingerie – Flirtini Bra & Panties (Holiday black) MESH – Mon Cheri **NEW**

Socks – Dahlia Socks – Maitreya **NEW**

Miscellaneous – Mistletoe (part of Christmas Banner) MESH – Sari Sari **NEW** (Four Walls Hunt)

POSES / SCENE

Adrienne  – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

Chest of Drawers – erratic **NEW** @Arcade

Wall Frame, Bird Statue, Picture Frame, Topiary, Sled, Pillows – Trompe Loeil **NEW** @Arcade

Wine Bottle & Glasses – (elate!) @Arcade (past)

Cherry Voulevants – Apple Fall *NEW** @Arcade

Holiday Wreath – [DDD] **NEW**

Engineer Boots – {Sleepy Eddy} **NEW** @Arcade

Wrapping Gifts – Kuro **NEW** @TLC

Gift Box & Winter Cubby Armchair – {What Next} **NEW** (Four Walls Hunt)

Christmas Tree – Trompe Loeil **NEW** @FaMESHed

Tree Marquee – Floorplan. **NEW**

White Rug – Tia.

Book with Glasses – Dutchie

Cobble Hill Bed – Trompe Loeil

Fashion Trunk (Classical) – Apple Fall

Forget Me Not Chandelier – .olive. **NEW** @Arcade

Skybox – Blueberry

{ His and Hers } Featuring oOo Studio for FLF

I’m gonna hold back writing a novel of a blogpost this time around in order to get these pics out before FLF is officially over.  I have lots more ideas to get out and never enough time to bring them to life in picture-format let alone blog them!  So make sure you stop over to pick up a little HIS and HERS style poses at oOo Studio this round.  There is still some time to catch the tail end of the Men’s Department as well if you like what’s styled on HIM.  For HER, the main ensemble is from DRIFT where Kalli has out some really great new fall knits and wool fabrics and patterns for the off the shoulder top and mini skirt as seen here, as well as a minidress.  All her items are HUD texture change to keep inventory mess to a minimum and changing your clothes easy peasy.

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 P.S. There were no toads kissed in the making of this photograph.  Despite whatever he tells you.  He’s read too many fairytales. 😛

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CREDITS

ON HER

Skin – Amberly (America 12) – Glam Affair

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

Hair – Falling for You (Dark Browns) MESH – Exile

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Top – Cold Shoulder Sweater MESH – DRIFT **NEW**

Skirt – Mode Mini MESH – DRIFT **NEW**

Tights – Knit Tights (tinted) – INDI

Shoes – Rider Boots (Black) MESH – H.O.F. (past Gacha)

Jewelry – Jazz Hands Frog Necklace (black) MESH – Maxi Gossamer (past Gacha)

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

ON HIM

Skin – Theo T6 – Clef de Peau  **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Hair – Jay (black browns) MESH – [monso] **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Eyes – Sunrise Eyes (Grey) – FASHISM

Top – The Fall Cardigan w/scarf MESH – Etham **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Pants – Casual Jeans M2 (Plaid 05) MESH – Kal Rau

Shoes – Mason Brogues MESH – Ispachi

Glasses – STEAM (Earth) MESH – * S O R G O  **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Umbrella Pose / Prop for Him MESH – What Next

Slink Rigged MESH Hands

POSES

His – Zachary Singles Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

Hers – Autumn Singles Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

HER SCENE

Reading Stump – Vespertine **NEW** @The Garden

Puertorican Toad – Beetlebones **NEW** Gacha @Wizarding Faire

HIS SCENE

Lattice Fence – Botanical **NEW**

Bench – Fanatik

Firepit – Dutchie

{ Espresso My Love }

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The word Fall or Autumn usually conjures up all sorts of wonderful imagery of warm inviting colors and falling leaves blowing across a winding road in a cozy wooded valley; the smell of burning wood as fires are stoked and chimneys start smoking; wooley sweaters, comfy jeans, and boots to combat the new briskness in the air; the little chill on our noses that can be easily remedied by bring a nice warm cuppa something up to our lips.  Granted, my love of coffee goes beyond just one season, but this time of year is certainly special… in a word, PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE.  Ok so that’s three words.  Three very important words that always make me smile and my belly warm.  Anyone that knows me well, has probably figured out that I’m quite the pumpkin lover.  I tend to salivate over anything with pumpkin in it… breads, cookies, muffins, pies, pasta, soups, ice cream even.  And of course… COFFEEEEE!  So when {What Next} introduced this new Cocoa-on-the-Go Cart that actually dispensed my favorite autumnal drink?!?!.. you can imagine the squeeing that went on behind my closed office door.  I was one happy girl.

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I must also mention that in addition to great coffee, I am also excited to be slipping into my jeans and sweaters finally, and ColdLogic has just released some wonderful fall basics to mix-n-match.  I paired my skinny jeans with the adorable new booties from Fri.day with the optional sock tops.  Finally ones that I can wear with my mesh jeans!  This is only the first of a few outfits I will show off to you.

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Many thanks to Ms. Harlow Heslop‘s beautiful landscaping of “The Grounds” where I took this pic, home to the Pixel Bean Coffeehouse.  If you’ve never been, go check it out, as it’s truly one of my favorite places for hanging out, relaxing, and meeting new people.  There are periodic music events going on and always tons of fun.  It very much reminds me of the type of coffeehouses I used to frequent back in my college days and listen to some live bands such as the one I posted below.

Now if you’ll excuse me I have a pumpkin muffin staring me down. Enjoy your Monday!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Amberly (America 05) – Glam Affair

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

Hair – Vida (Gingers) MESH – Truth **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Theron Sweater (Moss) MESH – ColdLogic **NEW**

Bottoms – Seyfried Jeggings (dark) MESH – ColdLogic **NEW**

Shoes – Allison Boots (hot cocoa) MESH – Fri. **NEW** @Collabor88

Scarf – Heuston Scarf MESH – Ispachi **NEW** @The Boutique

Necklace – Antlers Chain Necklace (brown wood/gunmetal) MESH – {D.A.} **NEW** @The Season’s Story

POSES & PROPS

Autumn Breeze #3 – Kirin Poses **NEW** @The Season’s Story

Cocoa-on-the-Go Cart MESH{What Next} **NEW**

LOCATION

The Grounds – Home to the Pixel Bean

{ Sugar Rush }

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If there’s one thing I love about The Arcade, there’s usually never a shortage of absolutely delicious foodie things!  This year was no exception with PILOT‘s very inspiring Candy Bar and Milk & Cookies Bar sets!  Add to that, digging through my inventory and finding many past arcade items such as the Pastry Mania set from Tres Blah, and I knew there was a Sweet Shoppe theme about to happen.  So one mini-city build later, here we are in my very own Candy-Crush-worthy scene surrounded by all the sugary goodness one could hope for.  And did I mention lots of PINK??? I’m a girl who loves pink and I don’t care who knows it.  Plus all this gave me an excuse to go buy the super sweet Sunday tee over at DRIFT which was perfect for my yummy pic.  Have I made you hungry yet with all my food references? Here, Eat a Cupcake! 😀

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I have some frosting on my lips to clean up.  *blushes*

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Leila Arcade #6 –  Belleza **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Just a Reason (Wild Fusion 2 – RARE) MESH – Exile **NEW** @The Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Messy Mouth w/Sprinkles – Sugar Heart

OUTFIT

Top – Sunday Tee (Cupcake) MESH – DRIFT

Bottoms – Summer Shorts (Preppy Plaid) MESH – DRIFT

Earrings – Tea & Cupcakes (Silver) MESH – Maxi Gossamer

Bangles – Colour Blocking Minimalism (Mint & Chocolate) MESH – Tee*fy

Shoes – Espadrilles (Cupcakes Special Edition) MESH – Gos Boutique

Purse – The Donut Bag (Strawberry) MESH – Milk Motion **NEW** @The Arcade

SCENE / POSES

Building – Unicorn (white) MESH – +Sanctuaire+

Candy Bar & Milk & Cookies Bar Sets – PILOT **NEW** @The Arcade

Golf Cart (Palm Spring) – {What Next} **NEW** @The Arcade

Sandbridge Ice Cream Cart, Garden Café Table & Chairs (pink/green),

Zig Zag Rug & Café Sandwich Board – {What Next}

Barbara Ann Lamps (ice), Dairy Milk Cans & Color Block Curtains – Floorplan.

Ice Cream Art & Summer Garden Stool – Marmalade Jam

Let Them Eat Cake & Nom Nom Nom Pic, Mesh Blinds – LISP

Assorted Vintage Cakestands – Vespertine

Broken Birdcage (teal) – Vespertine (past Arcade Gacha)

Pastry Mania (assorted items) – Tres Blah (past Arcade Gacha)

Petit Cakestand (on table) – Culprit

Photo Booth – Scarlett Apple (past Arcade Gacha RARE)

Cupcake (in hand) – BROCCOLI

Lana Pose #1 – KIRIN Poses (used in full body pic)

Yui Pose #4 – KIRIN Poses (w/ slight adjustment in close-up)

{ The Green Guys Are Coming! }

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Do you get hit by inspiration in the middle of ordinary everyday tasks?  Well I do, particularly in the shower.  (sorry if that’s TMI) Maybe it’s because that’s when I have the most time to just think uninterrupted.  And originally as much as I thought all the items at this latest round of The Garden event were super cute and creative (I mean, how can you not love laser blasters and green alien lawn decor?!) no ideas were immediate on how to blog ALL THE THINGS!  Then, one day, in the middle of rinsing my shampoo, this scene came to me.  It made me giggle to myself, and I do hope the irony isn’t completely lost on you, the audience.  Despite SL trying to keep me from completing my vision and crashing me upon every attempt to shoot this… I finally won.

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Leave it to the kids to save the day, as the little green guys infiltrate this trailer park drive-in movie scene unbeknownst to Mom and Dad enjoying a little sci-fi movie of their own.  Sometimes those 3D movies seem so real, or are they??

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The Garden ends September 10th, so you still have time to get over there and get your Area 51 goodies!

CREDITS

SCENE

Lattice Fence & Plantings MESH – Botanical **NEW**

Outdoor Movies Set MESH – Cheeky Pea **NEW**

Stepside Bed (Rust) MESH – Conspiracy Theory **NEW** @The Garden

Roswell Trailer (yellow) MESH – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @The Garden

Cardboard Rocketship MESH –  Alouette **NEW** @The Garden

“Space Invaders” Rocket Planter MESH – The Eleventh Hour **NEW** @The Garden

Mesa Chairs MESH – What Next **NEW** @The Garden

Friendly Alien (resized) –  22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @The Garden

Ray Guns MESH – Pixel Mode **NEW** @The Garden

It’s Aliens! UFOs MESH – *MishMish* **NEW** @The Garden

Alien Lawn Gnomes (green) & The Invasion hanging lights (pink) MESH – .Olive. **NEW** @The Garden

Junk Windchime – The Hole Junk Yard

Picnic Cooler MESH – !! Follow Us !!

Beer Machine MESH – EoD

Boombox & Bowl of Potato Chips MESH – Tartessos Arts

Beer Bottles MESH – POST

String of lights on posts & Sidetable with popcorn *from old Backyard Cinema Set* – Cheeky Pea

**if you need to know about any of the clothing items worn in these pics,

just drop me a note in world!**

{ 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*

{ 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**