Monday, December 31, 2012

Auld Lang Syne

So it's already 2013 for my friends down under and those in Europe but those of us in the US still have a few hours left. And let me say it's been quite the year. I've had so many ups and downs, changes that were good and bad. I know it's been a rough year for a lot of us so I'm hoping to grab 2013 by the reins and make it one hundred and ten percent better. I've never been one for resolutions because I don't feel like I can keep them but it's time for some change. I was going to separate them out in SL and RL but these days those two are almost one and the same.

1. Start working out a few times a week. Before I took my current nanny job I was a very active person physically. Three sports, hiking, skiing, just outside whenever I could get there. Sure raising toddler twins is hard and tiring but they are in school now for a few hours twice a week so I either need to start running again or join the gym. I also know this will help me immensely with my anxiety.

2. Find  a new job! Yes I've been looking for a month and a half but nothing has turned up yet. I am fairly unhappy with my current job for reasons better left unsaid on my blog. Those close to me in world and on my Plurk know why and I'll leave it at that. I'd love for my new job to also give me time to go back to school but I know that's asking for a lot.

3. BLENDER! I open and close it a lot, sit in front of tutorials, get frustrated and shut down the computer. Mesh is hard and I don't think we give enough credit to those that are talented enough to use it and make beautiful creations. I need a creative outlet in my life, always have and I haven't given mesh enough of a go yet.

So excuse the rambling and random introspective thoughts. May you all have a wonderful 2013 and ring in the new year with those closest to you. Oh and it's also my rez day and I'm officially 5 which is old according to some and young to other's.


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Paradise in Ice
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long 
Hands- SLink-Mesh Rigged Hands
Hair- TRUTH- Sassy 2 in Swedish
Jewelry- Cae- Flourish
Dress- Maitreya- Frenzy Party Dress Strawberry
Boots- Gos- Equestrian Boots Black
Pose Prop- W.Winx- WinxBox Countdown @My Attic *last day*

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Lamp Post

There's only two more days left to get your goodies at Together for Sway so if you haven't been, please go already! That's an order! Dutchie has this fun mesh lamp post at the event with nine PG couples animations. This animation works with me on my own but don't hesitate to grab a guy or girl and try them out for yourself. There is also an adult version at the main store with forty animations and two sequences for those of you who like to get a little more raunchy. I can't help but think of the lamp post in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe when I rezzed this on my land. Although I'm certainly no Lucy waiting for Mr. Tumnus.


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Eternal Eyes in Paradise
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long 
Hair- Exile- Beyond the Waves
Dress- G*Field- Holiday Dress Blue *Subscriber Gift*
Boots- Baiastice- Knee Platform Stretch Boots Suede in Snow
Lamp post- Dutchie @Together For Sway

Monday, December 24, 2012

Twas the Night Before Christmas

It's just like me to wait until the last minute to decorate, as well as to try to do it all myself. I really thought I could get that star up there without any problems. I may have been wrong. I was doing fine until I leaned forward too far and had to get down.


Luckily Bouncer showed up to help me and then we had to sort out some of the extra lights. We may have gotten a little distracted though. Tis the season, right?


Of course then he found the mistletoe and well one thing led to another. It wouldn't be Christmas Eve without a kiss I suppose. I think I received more than the allotted one though.




A Merry Christmas to all of you! It's been an amazing year full of great things. A special thank you to Bouncer for helping me with this holiday post. He may not realize what a help he has been but I hope now he does.

*It's Christmas Eve and I'm doing this on the fly so I don't have time to credit things. Feel free to message me or leave a comment if you want to know something specific.*

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Close Your Eyes

So something you probably didn't know about me but I'm a bit of a home and decor junky. I love to decorate my house and skyboxes but it's rare that a room I set up actually gets blogged. Probably because I'm short on time these days. I guess the idea of this room was a kind of a Christmas time bedroom, filled with furniture that is new on the grid. Another fun fact, it is almost all mesh. I love mesh furniture because of the lower land impact. More prims for decorating is always a plus.


Something else that has been a lot of fun lately is using couples poses. It's another thing I don't do often but for different reasons. Mostly I hate to bug any of the guys on my friends list even though I know for a fact Sage here doesn't mind one bit. I always feel like I take too long to take the picture and that I'm using up their valuable time. I know that this is a silly thing to think so hopefully you'll see more couples photos as times goes on.


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyelids- SLink- Mesh Eyelids
Hands- SLink-Mesh Rigged Hands
Hair- Exile- Sway My Way in Stefani @Together For Sway
Lingerie- *BOOM*- I Promise Candy Cane Lingerie @The Dressing Room Fusion (last day it is available)
Feet- SLink- Mesh Rigged Feet
Poses- CnS e-motion- Protection and Salvation @Together For Sway

Scene
Bed- Apple Fall- Winter Bed Adult
Drawers- {vespertine}- Elfy Wardrobe Red
Wall Art- Thistle- Never Give Up @Together For Sway
Word Decor- Apple Fall- Joyeaux Noel for 12 Days of Christmas Advent
Tray- What Next- Christmas Chocolatier Drinks Tray @Together For Sway
Tree- Cheeky Pea- Tynebank Antler Tree @The Mens Department
Chair- Mudhoney- Meredith Chair
Wall Tree- What Next- Snowflake Frames

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

It really is the most wonderful time of the year. Erratic has another new release in the form of a gorgeous leather jacket. What I love most about the jacket is that it comes in an open and closed version, perfect for all your styling needs. Truth released new hair last weekend and Cece is one of them. This is exactly how I wore my hear when I worked in landscaping, silly but true. It comes with  HUD to change the color of the headband.


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Eternal Eyes in Ice
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long 
Hands- SLink-Mesh Rigged Hands
Hair- TRUTH- Cece in Swedish
Necklace- Pididdle- My Special Treasures Silver Glitter @The Arcade
Jacket- /erratic/- Vanity Leather Jacket Navy Closed
Jeans- {mon tissu}- 1929 Cigarette Denim Dark
Boots- SLink- Vanity Boots in Tan @The Dressing Room Fusion
Pose- oOo Studio- Snowfall *Part of their Holiday Pose Hunt*
Location- Small Town Green

Monday, December 17, 2012

All That Glitters

Another Monday almost over after a very busy weekend and only a week until Christmas. Holy cow, where did the time go? Baiastice has released three new beautiful dresses and I love the glittery Mana dress the most. I know that I tend to wear red a lot but I find it more than appropriate for this time of year. Also *BOOM* has released the full line of Dame elbow gloves, great for all those formal occasions. This outfit is a perfect example of how far mesh has brought us. A year or more ago the only way to pull off this formal look was with a flexi prim dress. sculpted hair and system layer gloves. I love what mesh has done for Second Life and I am continually amazed by all the hard work designers continue to put into their items.


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Eternal Eyes in Ice
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long 
Hair- TRUTH- Bianca in Swedish
Gloves- *BOOM*- Dame Elbow Gloves in Black Leather
Dress- Baiastice- Mana Dress in Stars Red
Pose- Purple Poses- Long Cigarette

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Merry and Bright

As Christmas day approaches, many stores on the grid are having 25 or 12 days of gifts to celebrate the holiday. One of my favorite stores, Auxiliary, just started their 12 Days of Christmas with a new gift each day. So far the first two gifts are beyond adorable. The holiday antlers  from Day 1 come with or without the bow and the bow is texture change with 11 different color options. Day 2 is this lovely holiday dress sure to put you in the holiday spirit. What else is new? Pixel Mode has released mesh nails the come in long and short versions and automatically fit your hand size.


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Eternal Eyes in Ice
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long 
Nails- Pixel Mode- Diamond Edition Mesh Nails Regular
Hair- TRUTH- Chynna in Swedish
Headband- Auxiliary- Holiday Antlers Bow
Dress- Auxiliary- Holiday Gauze Dress
Pose- Adorkable
Location- The Pixel Bean

Friday, December 14, 2012

Shop For Sway

In my previous post, I told you about the event Together For Sway, which opens tonight at 12AM SLT. At that time you can go out and shop for this wonderful cause. coldLogic has a wonderful new sweatshirt type dress available at the event, complete with cute hoody in the back. It comes in a variety of colors of course and is great for this chilly time of year. Bounce This Poses has a pose pack out at the event as well, perfect for the shopaholic. What can I say, I like to shop.


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Eternal Eyes in Ice
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long 
Hands- SLink-Mesh Rigged Hands
Hair- Exile- A Winter's Tale in Stefani
Dress- coldLogic- Esma in Blue @Together For Sway
Boots- {mon tissu}- Heathrow Boots in Black
Pose- Bounce This Poses- Girl Pack 4 @Together For Sway
Location- Petit Pas

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Together For Sway

A big fixture in SL who makes adorable home and decor items needs our help! Sway Dench of Sway's has a benign brain tumor and after she has surgery at the end of January, she will be unable to work for about 6 months and SL is her only source of income. No one wants to see her and her creations disappear so Valena Vacano of the blog Casa de Smurf came up with the idea for a charity event to support her during her time of need, called Together For Sway. Dozens of SL creators have come together to support Sway and have decided to become a part of this event, donating an item and all of its proceeds to TFS. There will also be donation kiosks set up around the shopping venue and you can donate directly on the TFS website. So please do what you can to support Sway whether it's shopping at the event (which runs from December 15th to the 31st), doing a direct donation or simply spreading the word!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Let It Snow

Tya Fallingbridge has been very busy with new releases for Pixel Mode. Since winter is upon us, she's designed a variety of mesh scarfs and mittens. The scarfs come in solids, stripes, leopard, snow leopard and black check while the mittens come in suede colors. I stuck with a simple white for this outfit. And what better place to model these gorgeous pieces than at Tya's beautiful sim T-Town, all dressed up for the season. In other news, !lamb has released a new hair. If I'm not mistaken, there hasn't been a new release since Hair Fair over the summer. I love the tousled look to it. If we're being completely honest, this would be how my hair looks after fun times in bed. *Coughs.* But never mind me. There's another version that comes with kitty ears headband. Happy shopping!


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Eternal Eyes in Ice
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long 
Hair- !lamb- The Big Doll House in Powder
Scarf/Mittens- Pixel Mode- Knit Scarf and Suede Mittens in White
Top- erratic- Amy Silk Blouse in Hot Pink
Jeans- Maitreya- Skinny Jeans Dirty
Boots- G*Field- Fur Cuff Boots Sasha White @FAIR
Pose- (marukin)- suave @Collabor88
Location- T-Town

Monday, December 10, 2012

Frost

The 8th of the month has come and gone and that means a new round of Collabor88 has started. This round's color palette and theme is called frost and it is so full of win! One of my personal favorites from this round is this Auxiliary cozy knit sweater. It comes in a variety of icy colors, with or without the pattern. Purple isn't one of my normal go to colors but I really like this soft frosty purple.


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Eternal Eyes in Ice
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long 
Hands- SLink-Mesh Rigged Hands
Hair- TRUTH- Moxie in Swedish
Top- Auxiliary- Cozy Knit Purple Pattern @Collabor88
Jeans- {mon tissu}- 1929 Cigarette Denim Dark
Pose- Marukin @Collabor88

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Blind

This isn't really a fashion or event post in any way and doesn't have a whole lot to do with SL, so please bypass it if you have no interest. I promise I won't be offended. Lately I've been very down since my life isn't going the way I'd like. There are family issues and I'm trying to find a healthier work environment since my current job is causing so much frustration and heartache. I hate to complain or even vent about it but sometimes these things are just necessary. And I've come to the realization that I'm in fact very lucky. I have some insanely great people in my life who are there for me and a lot of them are from Second Life. Yes sometimes life is going to be hard, we all run across that. My friends make these bumps in the road a little easier and give some great advice as well. You know who you are (at least I think you should know). So thank you for helping me through these scary times. I'd be lost and stumbling in the dark without you.


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Hands- SLink-Mesh Rigged Hands
Hair- Magika- Stumble
Dress- GizzA- Morning After Black
Feet- SLink- Mesh Rigged Feet
Pose- Adorkable

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Gift For You

The holiday season is upon us and I can't tell you how much that excites me. The decorating, the shopping, the music, I honestly can't get enough. The Arcade has quite a few Christmas themed items that will work for anyone, from clothes to furniture and decor. I love this cropped sweater from Baiastice and although it isn't specifically Christmas themed, I think the green version works great for the holiday. Adorkable also has adorable gift box poses, with nine poses to win in all.


Credits
Skin- *League*- Jen Medium in Natural
Eyes- Ikon- Eternal Eyes in Ice
Eyelashes- Redgrave- 31 extra long 
Hands- SLink-Mesh Rigged Hands
Hair- Wasabi Pills- Kylee in Seafoam
Top- Baiastice- Leslie Short Cardigan in Green @The Arcade
Jeans- {mon tissu}- 1929 Cigarette Denim Dark
Slippers- *BOOM*- Fair Isle Wool Mukluks in Yuletide @The Arcade
Pose- Adorkable- Gift Box 3 @The Arcade

Scene
House- The Domineaux Effect- The Old Orchard Cottage
Stars- Trompe Loeil- Star Duo Ground Lamps Silver/Red and Silver/White
Stockings- Mudhoney- Sweater Stockings and Garland
Wreath- [HANDverk]- Holiday Deer Head Wreath @The Mens Department
Chair- Lisp- Anna Chair Single
Stand- Bazar- Arizona Newspaper Stand
Table- What Next- Charlotte End Table
Calendar- Trompe Loeil- Advent Calendar @The Arcade
Sign- What Next- Holiday Sign 3 @The Arcade
Rug- Digs- Nature's Way Rug
Gifts- floorplan- Gift Boxes
Cushion- What Next- Charlotte Floor Cushion C
Tray- What Next- Chocolatier Drinks Tray