Life of the Party

As far back as I can remember, my mother has always set the most amazing tables for dinner parties and holiday gatherings. Needless to say, she’s always cooked far too much food. I’m not going to write a lot here, just that this entire scene is dedicated to my mom.

Dinner Table

My mother has always insisted that the room is actually the life of the party and decor plays a huge part in that.

last supper

The key to all of my mother’s dishes, fancy dinner or not, is presentation.

stocking and punch

And no matter what, even when she’s lived completely alone, Christmas time requires decorations. It’s the law!

the tree

 

scene created in Onsu ~ “Maple” Skybox

Botanical – Douglas Fir Christmas Tree for Tannenbaum

Kalopsia –  All the Gift Boxes (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

Fancy Decor: Gilt Tree Decorations (*new* @ The Arcade)

Fancy Decor: Jordan Collection (*new* @ Collabor88)
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Hammered Cups
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Punch Bowl
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Christmas Trees

{moss&mink} Silk Draped Table
{moss&mink} Suede Dining Chairs
{moss&mink} Heart Drop Lights

Dahlia – Holiday Glam (*new* @ The Arcade)
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail Tray – Berry 25
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Golden Baubles
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cake – Chocolate
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Necklace Box – Diamonds
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Antler Table Arrangement – RARE
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Caviar – 30
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cake – Brulee
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Chocolates – Mousse 22
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Purse – Black
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Purse – Red
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Green Baubles
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail – Green – (REZ)
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail Tray – Absinth 24
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Antipasto Marble Platter
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Buffet Table – RARE

DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas (*new* @ The Epiphany)
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Tarts / Gold
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Pudding / Gold
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Wine / Black
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Cookies / Gold

dust bunny . season of giving . bag of coal
dust bunny . lighted jars .
dust bunny . smores jar
dust bunny . kettle and sweets .

{what next} Christmas Stockings + Deer Stocking Holder

{what next} Chocolate Yule Log
**Advent gift for 7th December for the Love To Decorate Magazine Group – it can be found in a little Christmas tree decor object by the mainstore landing point and will be out until January 15th.**

RO – Home for the Holidays – Wreath

Bee Designs Winter Chalkboards (*new* @ TLC)

Apple Fall Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace – Black

[ARIA] Babette Rug

 

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Vacation Conundrum

She’d been thinking about it quite a bit and had decided for their anniversary trip, she’d wanted to go on a ski trip. She’d even gone out and bought an entire ski suit, complete with mask. When she told him about it at breakfast the next morning, he chuckled as he slid two tickets to Egypt across the table, “I was going to take you to see the great pyramids, one of the eight wonders of the world.”
She looked at him sideways, “I thought there were only  seven wonders of the world.”
He looked at her lovingly, “There were until the day you were born.”
She laughed, “Sweet talk isn’t going to get you out of this ski trip.”
He grinned as he passed her the hotel pamphlet with a pair of diamond earring, “Well, unless you plan on skiing down the pyramids, this will be the only ice you’ll see this year.”
She giggled as she puts the earrings on, “Yes, Sir! Egypt it is!”

abcd
Troy’s #challengetochallenge was a ski suit complete with mask & pyramids…how did I do?

Sady is wearing:
hair:  :::Phoenix::: Leticia Hair  (*new* @ Seduction Fair)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Necklace – .01 RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
[Aleutia] Mary Sweater (*new* @ Collabor88)
BUENO-Aya Skirt (*new* @ Collabor88)

pose: BellePoses – Never Let Me Go – O1
MINIMAL – Soho Build (*new* @ Collabor88)

He is wearing Legal Insanity…that’s all I got

Blanket and Magnet

It’a another Challenge to Challenge post!! First off, I have to fangirl just a bit. Exis actually gave me this challenge and I’m a huge fan of her work. If you’re not familiar with her, you must check her out! So, she gave me blanket and magnet, which worked out perfectly for this post, because of the dogs. Let the short story unfold…

She didn’t have children in the traditonal sense, but she had two beautiful female huskies that she referred to as her dogters. Blanket and Magnet were named for their behavior, as Blanket had dragged around some type of covering since she was brought home. She had quickly discovered how to cover herself with it, too. Magnet followed Blanket every where and always had to be touching Blanket or the blanket she used to cover herself. This was to be their first Christmas as adult dogs and though Sady was quite sure that her furry children had no understanding of the holiday, she wanted it to be special for them. Each day they received a special little treat from the advent calendar and each day she added more to their Christmas scene. Magnet had gotten tangled up in the lights, but didn’t want them removed. For now, Sady would allow it. She drank her hot cocoa as she reflected on the past year and everything that had happened. She looked lovingly at her girls and found gratitude that there were at least two creatures in her life that had yet to betray her.

a lot of xmas

wearing:
hair: MINA – Sira (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

MIDNA – Lena Necklace (*new* @ TLC)
{le fil casse} Noella Bra Top (*new* @ Epiphany)
{le fil casse} Noella Sweater (*new* @ Epiphany)
TETRA – Cargo pants
NANIKA – Bea Heels -Maitreya- RARE (*new* @ TLC)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Cocoa Dream (*new* @ TLC)

scene created in the Blueberry – Holidays Gift – Sky Version Winter Cabin

KraftWork Advent Calendar (*new* @ TLC)

[ kunst ] & KraftWork – Candle house

crate All is Calm (*new* @ Epiphany)
-crate All is Calm Cinnamon Stick Candle
-crate All is Calm ~ Snowflake Hanger
-crate All is Calm ~ Log Slice Snowflake Hanger
-crate All Is Calm ~ Stockings
-crate All Is Calm ~ Toy Train
-crate All is Calm Log Slice Wreath
-crate All is Calm Gold Star Twig Tree
-crate Little Box of Hygge Epiphany Reward ~ VIP
-crate All is Calm Cranberry Orange Shortbread

.Florix. Scandinavian X-mas (*new* @ Arcade)
-1.Florix. Scandinavian X-mas Gifts – RARE
-.Florix. Scandinavian X-mas Books Green

DYNASTY – Cozy Winter (*new* @ Epiphany)
-DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Sled RARE
-1. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Closed Thermos
-2. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Opened Thermos
-3. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Hot Choco (Small Marsh)
-4. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Hot Choco (Big Marsh)
-5. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Lantern
-6. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Standing Tray
-7. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Cookie Batch
-8. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Milk Set
-9 DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Box of Cookies

Dahlia – Verona Holiday (*new* @ Epiphany)
-Dahlia – Verona Holiday – Holly Mice – RARE
-Dahlia – Verona Holiday – Macarons – Berry
-Dahlia – Verona Holiday – Cookie Box – Green

Dahlia – Denmark Collection (*new* for Builder’s Box)
-Dahlia – Denmark – Heart Stool – Copper
-Dahlia – Denmark – Blanket – Blush
-Dahlia – Denmark – Cappucino Tray

RO – Home for the Holidays – Tundra RARE
RO – Home for the Holidays – Alaska RARE

Challenge to Challenge

It’s that time of year again, when my demons come out the play and my brain just doesn’t want to focus all on its own. So, once again, rather than continue to slap lyrics and songs ALL the time…I am presenting my readers with a challenge. All five of you…lol. I have subscribers that look at the pictures, but I don’t think I have very many actual readers. You guys are my favorites and I can say that, cuz the others don’t read..lol. Ok, so…last year, I offered up a Dangerous Proposition and had a few people participate. I’m hoping that this year’s challenge will bring a few more responses. This year, the suggestions I’m looking for are a bit more specific, yet very random at the same time.
So, here goes…I’m looking to be challenged with two completely random things for me to compare or connect in some way. Some examples would be like…an apple and a wrench, a candle and a cellphone, a piece of cake and a paint brush. Sure, I could use these examples, but it would take the fun out of the challenge for me. This should be especially easy for Grace Sixpence, as last year she always gave me two random things to write about anyway. So, no, you can’t use the ones listed above. So, I challenge you to challenge me. If you’re a blogger that writes and would like to play along just add #challengetochallenge to your suggestion and I will send you two random items to write about, as well.

tetra

Sady is wearing:
hair: tram H1116 hair (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

Kibitz – MSG necklaces [gold] amore
(Yummy) Curator Rings Set
TETRA – Sabina blouse
[Aleutia] Amelia Pants

not really a pose, candid ao shot

scene:
Onsu ~ “Maple” Skybox
Fancy Decor: Faline Candlestick
Loft & Aria – Roma Mirror
Dahlia – Loire – Flower Arangement – Dusty Rose – 19.

I try not to break

“Broken glass is thrown away,
splinters left become your pain.
Funny how trouble won’t fade away.
What’s in your veins stays in your veins.
I try not to break, but sometimes it is more than I can take.
Blood is thicker than water, they say.
But I’ve tried to wash my blood away.
Funny how those scars don’t leave a trace.
The ones that leave the deepest pain.
I try not to break, but sometimes it is more than I can take.”
~Shelley Harland – More Than I Can Take

Chocolate Advice

wearing:
hair:  Navy+Copper – Mae
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: –Belleza– Freya
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

Dahlia – Bingley – Earrings
Dahlia – Bingley – Necklace
Dahlia – Bingley – Ring
{le fil casse} Priscilla Dress (*new* @ Uber)

pose: FOXCITY. Breather VOL1 Animated Pose Set

They Don’t Know

“I’m brilliant
At least that’s what they say
But they don’t know I’m not
Who the hell’s to know

And I’m charming
At least that’s what they think
But they don’t know I’m not
I’m really kind of mean”
~ Missio KDV

A light snow

wearing:
hair:  {Limerence} Elena hair (*new* @ Kinky)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

Dahlia – Aspen – Earmuffs (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Dahlia – Bari – Choker
Ascendant – Merry Bento Nails (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Vinyl– Chocolate Coat Pak (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Blueberry – Cece – Winter Boots

pose: Foxcity Late Night Bento Pose Set

.Florix. Gingerbread House – Red (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

***If you are reading this on any site that suggests this post was originally published anywhere but SadyStyle by anyone other than Sadystika Sabretooth, you are reading a stolen post.

Gratitude

When I wake up in the morning, I like to express my gratitude for being on the planet. That gratefulness makes me very present.
Trudie Styler

thankful

scene created in Myrrine Greenhouse white

Dahlia – Loire GACHA (*new* @ 6Republic)
-Dahlia – Loire – Vintage Wash Basin – .01 RARE
-Dahlia – Loire – Cotton Jars – Silver – .03
-Dahlia – Loire – Towels – Mint – .07
-Dahlia – Loire – Savon – Oatmeal – 10.
-Dahlia – Loire – Linen Water – Old – 14.
-Dahlia – Loire – Linen Water – New – 15.
-Dahlia – Loire – Flower Arangement – Coral – 18.
-Dahlia – Loire – Zinc Pitcher – Coral – 23.

Dahlia – Plymouth Collection (*new* @ FaMESHed)
-Dahlia – Plymouth – Thankful Shadow Box – Silver
-Dahlia – Plymouth – Stackable Boxes – Silver
-Dahlia – Plymouth – Shelf – White
-Dahlia – Plymouth – Pumpkin – Tan
-Dahlia – Plymouth – Pumpkin – Pale Green
-Dahlia – Plymouth – Love Birds – Silver

Apple Fall Yorkshire Bench
Apple Fall Pug Ceramic Decor
Apple Fall Grass Pot
Apple Fall Silver Antiqued Rabbit
Apple Fall Banana Tree

{anc} Looking-glass. {oval mirror} amber

ChicModa Decor // Accent Pillow // Hello Gorgeous (Peach)

Silence. – Live, Laugh, Love (pillow)

NOMAD // Improvised // Laundry Basket and Soap
.:Bee designs:.Blooming Console Table
!! Follow US !! Vintage beauty bucket COPY version
cat: I haven’t gone to the bathroom  (by May’s Soul)
15.erratic / coc – dragonfly jar
tb– Bon Voyage – Clock Radio (Yellow)
-tres blah- Jolie – Chic Perfume
-tres blah- Jolie – Lotions
-tb- Vanity – Toiletries
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Hair Accessories (Pastel)
+Half-Deer+ Spilled Liquid – Small Puddle – Water Set

OUTSIDE:
Serenity Style-Deer Family (*new* @ TLC)
-Serenity Style- Young Deer
-Serenity Style- Young Deer2
-Serenity Style-Baby Fawn

 

***If you are reading this on any site that suggests this post was originally published anywhere but SadyStyle by anyone other than Sadystika Sabretooth, you are reading a stolen post.

RATS!

Some days I think I’d be better off hanging out with rats than most of the men I meet. I realize I’m no spring chicken in her 20s or even 30s, but the caliber of male personalities in Second Life is severely lacking. It’s no damn wonder women have thrown in the good girl towel and started going for what they need, rather than what they want. Men have been doing it for centuries, but let a woman go seek some self-gratification with a stranger and she gets herself a reputation. To hell with that, these days even the one night stand is likely to disappoint.
I’d love to see some of the men in SL put a bit more effort into courting a woman. Then again, why should they? If they wait long enough, they’ll be surrounded by thirsty sluts, hungry whores, and desperate housewives begging for it. See? I just did it myself, labeled batches of women with bad names. To hell with that! I say if you’re thirsty, get you a drink! If you’re hungry, grab a meal! If you’re desperate…uhm, yeah, maybe see a therapist? I don’t think that’s a healthy attitude to have when making decisions about sex. In the meantime, learn to take care of your own needs. We all know how. We’ve all done it and there’s certainly no harm in that…unless you nasty. So, don’t be nasty.
Yes, I am rambling, just letting my mind go where it wants. I have been up all night and I’ve thought about what to write and this is where I landed. There’s some super cute stuff out there, right now….so go shopping! I’m wishing you all a day filled with love & laughter. ♥

Rats!
When I used to go out I’d know everyone I saw
Now I go out alone if I go out at all

wearing:
hair:  Wasabi // Grier Mesh Hair (GO by FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Amber (*new* @ C88)

Dahlia – Virgin Mary Necklace (*new* @ Uber)
Dahlia – Haze – Earrings (*new* @ Uber)

Legal Insanity – Zara top (*new* @ Dubai)
Blueberry – Frank Jeans – Full Length
[ae] Straight Jacket Shoes

JIAN Rascal Rats 1. Shoulder Companion (*new* @ Epiphany)
JIAN Rascal Rats 4. White Companion (*new* @ Epiphany)

pose: SSP – Corner Time (*new* @ Pose Fair)

A Life On Display

These days, its really easy to compare our lives to the lives of others, especially when so many people are constantly making their private lives public. With all these social media friends posting the best bits of their lives, its really easy to slip into a  state of depression. What’s important to remember is that we’re only seeing the highlight reel of those lives. We’re not being shown the 99% of life that isn’t beautiful and wonderful. Often times, what we’re being shown isn’t even real. Those happy family photos? Behind the scenes the kids hate their parents or the happy couple fights. Perhaps one of them is even cheating.
I remember several years ago catching up with a girl from high school on my RL Facebook. Her life looked so amazing. Her photos and descriptions on Facebook made her family look amazing. Two great kids and an adoring husband. The more we hung out the more truths that came out. She was a closet alcoholic having an affair with her ex-boyfriend online at night after her husband and children went to bed. One of her kids was special needs and really difficult to deal with. Her house was a complete mess. To be honest, her whole life was a mess. This was not at all what she portrayed with the photos and stories she presented on social media.
It turned out that she was nothing like the person she had presented herself to be and I couldn’t be around her, knowing that she was lying to the whole world. Honestly, it was the alcoholism and cheating on her husband that I couldn’t condone. I quickly distanced myself from her and started taking a closer look at what people presented on social media. What I learned from all of this is that we simply cannot compare our actual lives with the highlight reels of people we hardly know. It’s dangerous to our psyches and its not realistic.
With our lives on display, we all have a responsibility to be more honest with one another. With that I wish you all much love & laughter. ♥

on display

wearing:
hair:  MINA – Kim (*new* @ X by FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Amber (*new* @ C88)
Wicca’s Wardrobe – Kaenis Lingerie (*new* @ RLD)

scene:
Dahlia – Solitary Confinement Cloche – Gold (*new* @ X by FaMESHed)
***pose used is in the Cloche

E.V.E Dystopia Flowers-Eye Ghost
E.V.E Dystopia Flowers-Eye
E.V.E KOI (MOD) Square Confetti Ring

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