Sisterhood of the Magical Leggings

Once upon a time on a grid not so far away lived a beautiful seamstress who created magical designs that caused a great stir among the many mesh bodied avatars roaming the land. Her beautiful clothes were known across the land for their mysterious powers. In fact, there are legends about her yoga pants of well…not THAT long ago, but not very recent either. It has even been said that those yoga pants were known to lure lovers to their doom! There have been many mystical and magical designs released since the gravity defying yoga pants, but none created quite the stir until one fated day in mid December there came to be…the Magical Leggings! Naturally, the ever humble Blueberry simply named them Cake Leggings, but it wasn’t long before women near and far were coming together as a Sisterhood of the Magical Leggings.

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You see, women come in all shapes and sizes and thank goodness for that. However, because of the various shapes, not to mention mesh body types, not everything looks good on everyone. Yet, these leggings? They looked amazing on every woman! No matter how bootylicious or cutey booty they were…these “Cake Leggings” made all their asses absolutely delicious. So, it seems our fair maiden knew precisely what she’d created when she named them after cake…for who doesn’t love a nice slice of cake?

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These leggings were so magical that women didn’t shy away from one another when they encountered each other wearing them. Instead, they gathered in groups, they formed a Sisterhood and rejoiced! For they recognized the greatness of the leggings, and each wore them with pride. Each woman defining her own individual style while sharing their love for the Cake Leggings and together they paraded their perfect taut butts across the grid….leaving a trail of drool…and pup tents *winks*…wherever they traveled.

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As if the leggings weren’t enough…don’t you know that juicy little Blueberry minx turned around and cooked up some Cupcake boots that came with TWO heels types? Sharp and Thick! Naturally, the went perfectly with the leggings and happy holidays was had by all, because even the people that weren’t wearing them were surely enjoying the view of those who were.

wearing:
NO.MATCH_NO.OFFENCE. (*new* @ ON9)
[White~Widow] Caravage – White
Vinyl – Wrapped Scarf (*new* @ Uber)
=Zenith=Cosy long Gloves – Maitreya
Blueberry – Cake Leggings
Blueberry – Cupcake Boots

poses by Bauhaus Movement
location: alpha tribe

Leaving it Behind

“It was a life I didn’t want to leave behind.It was a life I didn’t want to forget.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Linger

Moving on is sometimes the absolute hardest thing to do. Leaving people, places, pets, things, habits…we get attached and for me it always rips at my soul. Sometimes we do the leaving, sometimes we’re the ones being left…but both scenarios can be equally heartbreaking. As 2016 is coming to a close, there are a lot of things I’m walking away from and I refuse to keep looking back. It has been a year of great loss, shock, change, and dismay. I’m ready to leave it all behind, especially the negative emotions that accompanied it. I’ve packed my bags with all the good stuff and to the rest, I bid you farewell.

I’ve shed more than my share of tears for loss this past year. I’ve been blessed with some amazing people in this incredible virtual world. While I’ve had to walk away from quite a few and some walked away from me, the number of truly incredible people that have become such an integral part of my Second Life is astounding. I cannot remember having so many friends in SL that I cannot possibly keep up with everything they’re doing as well as my own life. I love it, though.

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As I march forward into the new year, I plan to do my best at keeping up with those that want to be an active part of my life. I plan to embrace what’s left of my real life and to truly make my mark. Determination and desire, those are my words as I look forward.
And as I look back one final time to all that I’m leaving behind…well, I’m shedding my last tears. I know that 2017 will have its share of heartaches, but I have a feeling that there’s an abundance of blessings waiting and I’m hoping to share them all with my friends and family.

wearing:
hair: little bones. Mishi
MG – Earrings – Barcelona Boho
MG – Necklace – Barcelona Boho
*COCO*_LaceHemSweaterDress (*new* @ Uber)
*COCO*_SuedeOver-the-KneeBoots (*new* @ Uber)

poses from: Drunk Panda Poses BelieveInYourself*
location: Elysium City of Templemore

Naughty or Nice

So, we all hear about how Santa knows who is naughty and nice, but how soon does he really start paying attention. Surely, he takes a break the week or even the month after Christmas. As a child, my parents never played the “Santa’s watching” card before Halloween. Now, I know that Christmas decor starts showing up in the stores before Halloween these days, but is Santa really watching that early? Wherein lies the question…To be naughty or to be nice? Shakespeare may think the question is “To be or not to be.” Lets be honest, my question is much more applicable, particularly in a virtual world like Second Life, right?
Whether you decide to be naughty or nice in the coming year, I wish you a better year than 2016. I know exactly which one I’m going to be, but I’m not telling…you’ll just have to wait and watch..*winks*

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If you decide to celebrate the New Year in the real world, I urge you to be safe. If you choose to celebrate inworld, its a blast, because its like someone’s screaming Happy New Year every hour! It is fantastic and I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be this year. So, be sure to get those party plans on the ready and send out those invites! Get your glam and glitz ready! In the meantime, happy shopping!!
And I need to send out a very special thank you to Troy for being my handsome model. ♥

Sady is wearing:
enVOGUE HAIR – Giovanna
-SU!- Sytpal Eyes SILVER
**RE** Simone Heart Collar
#17 Blueberry – Mykonos / COMMON / Bra – Maitreya – Black
#1 Blueberry – Mykonos / RARE / Satin Robe – Maitreya – Black
Kibitz – Olzen ring set

Troy is wearing:
hair: NO.MATCH_NO.SECOND
**RE** Rebel Piercing Set
[Bad Unicorn] Black Gauge
[Deadwool] Peak suit (tux) – jacket

pose: {QP} – When You Touch Me (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
decor in the background is all from Artisan Fantasy

Weather the Storm

Its a pretty standard start to a conversation, “How are you?”
Depending on who is asking, I might give the obligatory and polite response, “I’m fine/ok/alright.” On occasion, I’ll be honest and sometimes I’m not ok/fine/alright. This happened to me today. My response was, “eh…battling my inner demons.” I was then asked what inner demons were, which struck me odd, as no one had ever asked me that before. It was just something people always understood and if they didn’t, they pretended to. I was desperate for an answer, as I didn’t want to sound rude or condescending. I grasped for the quickest thing I could think of and replied, ” like depression and voices and negative feelings and stuff.” I know that wasn’t a very accurate description, but I wasn’t really in the mood to spell it all out, as I’m the type that tends to withdraw and emotionally disconnect when the demons come calling.
I’ve been battling these demons for most of my life and over the years, they’ve gotten much stronger and much more difficult to fight. Most of the time, I just want to sleep, surrender to them in my dreams in the hopes that they will leave me alone upon waking. Naturally this does not always work. Sometimes, I think they simply arm themselves with more ammunition while I sleep. I know what’s happening. I know its temporary. I know it will pass. I, also, know that there’s nothing anyone can do to help. They are my demons and despite the many efforts made over the years by some pretty amazing people…those demons will never cease to haunt me. They are mine and they are with me always. All, I can do is weather the storm and wait for the sun to return to my dark little world. Sometimes, its only a matter of hours…sometimes, its days…and on a few occasions it has been weeks. I just have to ride it out and put on as brave a face as I can muster. Occasionally, one or two friends will break through and actually get me to open up about some of what’s going on. While, it usually helps me to talk about my feelings…discussing my demons is a completely different story.

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This has been a rough year and as the year comes to a close, my demons have arrived prepared for a battle that I simply do not have the energy to fight. The light that is my essence will eventually find its way back to the surface and force the demons back the dark corners of my mind where they will reside until something else triggers their release.
I’v chosen to share this here, because that’s where I’m at right now. I’m not suicidal. I know this routine all too well. However, there are those that don’t. So, I urge you to reach out and check on each other. Not everyone is having a joyous holiday. Don’t worry about me. I’m weathering this storm as I have and will again, but please take care of each other. It really does make a difference to know people care.

I didn’t break out anything new and special for this photo. the shorts I’ve had almost a year, at least. No idea how long I’ve had the tee. The cardigan is fairly recent and I love it. I think the hair is the newest and its a lot like how I used to wear my rl hair years ago. So, here’s a little reminder not to worry so much about always buying the newest latest at all the events. We’ve got lots of amazing pieces in our inventory from months ago…give it a go, the next time you’re running low on lindens and waiting for more, or waiting for an event…have a look at some of those classic pieces in your inventory and create a whole new look.

wearing:
NO.MATCH_NO.OFFENCE. (A ) /female
-SU!- Lynexia Collar
.:E.A.Studio:. Piercing Bare Code Silver
::GB::Off Shoulder Cardigan (F)
Vinyl – Zyra Tee – Lara
Absolut Vendetta– Hydra Rings
Addams // Electra Denim Short

Christmas Eve

So, its Christmas Eve…whether you celebrate the holiday or not, I surely hope that you’re having a blessed day. This time of year seems to bring out the best or worst in people. For me, I think it tends to soften some of my edges a bit. People tend to be more generous, not just monetarily, but with their love, their time, and their energy. I’m never quite sure if its the holidays or the anticipation of the biggest party of the year, New Year’s Eve! Either way, I love it and I hope that you’re embracing it as well.

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I’ll be in the kitchen cooking up the side dishes that I forgot I was responsible for yesterday. I’ve got tons of cooking ahead of me…cooking enough for 10 people, but only feeding three. *giggles* Meanwhile, Bueno is giving away this awesome Christmas theme jacket as a group gift. Speaking of group gifts, the earrings..yeah, I’ve had a few glasses….okay, bottles of wine…earrings…yes, super cute HUD driven earrings from Codex as a group gift, too! So many gifts! Make sure you drop by Cosmopolitan, because there are sooo many goodies just waiting to jump in your inventory and onto your body!

wearing:
/Wasabi Pills/ Trixie Mesh Hair – (FLF Dec 23, 2016)
.:E.A.Studio Ears
CODEX_EARRINGS ORACLE (group gift)
CODEX_NECKLACE PRENTYSS  (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
BUENO-Jacket -Xmas Group Gift

pose: {QP} – Music Is My Soul II (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

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Every few years we break out the decorations for Xmas at my house in RL, but we don’t really celebrate the holiday. Worst time of year for anyone in our house to try and buy extras. We usually wait for tax refunds and celebrate Taxmus. No decor needed but presents shall be had!! We do feast, because if there’s one thing we love to do at my house…its cook. Anyone that’s friends with me on Facebook has probably witnessed more than a few of my meals. So, there shall be a Christmas ham and lots of side dishes, along with desserts. The cookies and fudge have not survived the week, but they sure were delicious.
I have had a bit more Christmas spirit in SL, but its been funny to listen to my friends all going a bit nuts about the holidays. One has house guests, 934 SL jobs, a real life job, and tons to do for the next four days. Another friend plans to stay drunk the entire weekend, she’s Irish, did we expect less? Another has to travel to her sister’s house for the day, but would rather stay home in her room. Around the world, people are busy getting prepared for the joyous holiday and I’m just sitting here being a lil psycho watching.

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So, I went to N21 for one thing I saw on Facebook. This ain’t it. I told myself I wasn’t going to look around once I found that one thing. Well, we know that’s not what happened. Mind you, I did get what I went for, but when I stumbled upon the Cerberus Xing Entrall gacha, I knew I was in trouble. Naturally I wanted that coveted black set, but when I got the blue rare top, I secretly cheered. Believe it or not, blue is my favorite color aside from black. Make sure you check it out, because there are a few gachas at N21 this round. Go on, you know you wanna.

wearing:
::Bold & Beauty:: Hair :: Winx.
.:E.A.Studio Ears
CURELESS [+] Collyrium Eyes / SKY
[CX] Enthrall Collar (Blue+Maitreya) (*new* @ N21)
[CX] Enthrall Top (Blue+Maitreya) RARE (*new* @ N21)
[CX] Enthrall Thong (Blue+Maitreya) (*new* @ N21)

 

Hot Chocolate

When it comes to hot chocolate, I’m a bit of a snob. I can’t stand that powdered stuff you mix with hot water. The only thing I can do with the powder hot cocoa mix is add it to coffee and that’s actually pretty good. However, when it comes to actual hot chocolate…I want it made with milk and I want it to taste like liquid chocolate heaven. Oddly enough, my absolute favorite hot chocolate is the salted caramel hot chocolate at Dunkin Donuts. My second favorite is from Starbucks. Of course, nothing beats making it at home, but lets face it…getting that hot steaming cup of hot chocolate on the go in the middle of your day is the best!

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Yes, its cold out and I’m craving hot chocolate and I’ve got this adorable little hot chocolate stand by my frozen lake…so yeah, you get to read about. You’re welcome. Yes, I know, you probably want hot chocolate now, too. You’re welcome for that, too. I think I’ll have some, too. No matter what sort of plans you have for this holiday weekend, be safe and stay positive. Its almost over. *giggles*
Plus, this outfit from Blueberry is as magical as her coat, because I can be as sexy as I wannabe and not get cold while I skate my sassy little tail around my frozen lake. And thanks to the wonderful creators at Cynful, I can wear my heart around my neck rather than on my sleeve!

wearing:
MINA Hair – Kimmy (Bish Box-Dec)
**RE** Simone Heart Collar
[Cynful] Heartfelt Necklace – (Group Gift)
Blueberry – Jolly Holidays – Group Gift Mini Sweater
(Yummy) Kitschy Holiday Ring – Snowglobe
Blueberry – Luxe Box December – Skirt

poses by Kirin
Hot Chocolate Stand Mesh by Laura Liberty