Let’s Get It Started!

“Everybody, everybody, let’s get into it
Get stupid
Get it started, get it started, get it started”
The Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started

Okay, I’m going to just jump right in and tell you all about the gorgeous stuff in these pictures! I’m so in love with the -DRD- Garden Party gacha set! I have the complete set and have tried to capture all of it in these pictures. However, my yard was not quite big enough for the light tent. *sighs* Everyone surely knows how amazing the DRD team is and their creations are always quite popular. I’m pretty sure I own half the store. This set is so incredible and detailed that it really makes me want to throw a party and I just might!

drd party2

Don’t mind the couple canoodling on the Bonfire Bench, this post is not about them (Josh and me) or what they’re wearing! This post is all about how this set has inspired me to create a beautiful garden party area right outside my house. I could take tons of pictures and not capture it all. So, I’ve done my best to give you three shots of the scene I managed to create right on the edge and partly over the water.
Something I haven’t even played with yet, is that some of these items have huds for changing the seasons, like the trees! You definitely want to go get your collection started, cuz this is a party waiting to happen. I even teased Josh and told him I was setting up for our reception. (Relax your knickers, its not happening!)

drd party

You’ll notice there’s a plain deck here without all the lights attached, well, let me explain how that was made possible without owning two of the same rares and disassembling one of them. Death Row Designs is one of the only stores I know of that offers a copy/mod exchange on unopened gacha items. So, you’ve played the gacha until you got all the items you wanted, right? Well, unless you plan on giving them away some day or selling them, you should definitely take the unopened boxes to the store, go the gacha exchange area…find the machine that matches your items and rez the box on the little platform they have there. Instantly, you will receive a copy/mod, no transfer version of the gacha item. Now you don’t have to worry about losing those precious DRD items and you can do modifications to create extra deck space like I did! Isn’t that amazing? Yes, I know…incredible!

DRD Garden

So, where can you get all these amazing items? At Death Row Designs, of course! No special events to wade through, just go to the store and wander about. I have no doubt you’ll find more than one item you’re just dying to have!

Here’s a list of all the items, with a brief bit of insight, along with the slurl to DRD!

-DRD- Garden Party Gacha – SPECIAL you get this one when you play the machine a gazillion times like I did…actually its  only 25 (this comes with 6 different fence pieces, only three are pictured)
1 -DRD- Garden Party – Stage and Dance Floor – RARE (comes with instruments & everthing)
2 -DRD- Garden Party – Big Trees – RARE (two trees, one decorated, one plain, with a HUD)
3 -DRD- Garden Party – Light Tent (not pictured)
4 -DRD- Garden Party – Ground Dining Set (the pillows are not connected, so you can move them about)
5 -DRD- Garden Party – Beer Bar
6 -DRD- Garden Party – Juice Bar Station (comes with a little tree & a HUD for the tree, as well as the Juice Bar itself!)
7 -DRD- Garden Party – Solo Stage
8 -DRD- Garden Party – Drink Barrow
9 -DRD- Garden Party – Light Poles (One & Two versions)
10 -DRD- Garden Party – Nacho Bar
11 -DRD- Garden Party – Which Way Sign
12 -DRD- Garden Party – Little Tree (comes with a season HUD)
13 -DRD- Garden Party – Wallflower Seating (comes with two chairs, a side table, and two plants)
14 -DRD- Garden Party – Wallflower Seating – Two (comes with two chairs, a side table, and two plants)
15 -DRD- Garden Party – Wallflower Seating – Three (comes with two chairs, a side table, and a plant)
16 -DRD- Garden Party – Bonfire Bench
17 -DRD- Garden Party – Bonfire Chairs (five chairs)
18 -DRD- Garden Party – Bonfire and Treats (fire pit and a lil table of roasting stuffs)
19 -DRD- Garden Party – Barrel Table
20 -DRD- Garden Party – Desert Table
21 -DRD- Garden Party – Memory Ladder

Still reading? Get your butts to DRD already!

To AraCakes with Love

I grew up listening to my mom telling stories about hanging out at the soda fountain at the pharmacy after school. The closest thing I had to that was my last two years of high school, we’d all park at Corner Grocery, which was really a Texaco station, get drunk and dance in the gravel parking lot. The owners were super cool and didn’t mind us being there as we bought drinks, snacks, cigarettes, and occasionally talked someone into buying us alcohol. Plus, the store isn’t likely to get robbed with a group of teens hanging out next to it. Those were good times, but I always wondered what it must have been like to sit on a stool at an actual soda fountain. God knows with the heat in my part of the world, I’d love to sit in a sweet shop with a good old fashioned milk shake right about now. We had a really cute little shop for a while called Just Desserts where you’d get a piece of cake the size of your head and pay about $6usd for it, but it was literally too rich for my blood. That’s the problem I find with most American desserts anyway, too sweet. I grew up on European desserts and as decadent as they looked, they were the perfect balance of flavors without being too sweet.
So, anyway, you might be wondering about the title and what that has to do with what I’ve written. Well, I’ll tell you, absolutely nothing. This post is just a little wink to Miss AraCakes, a wonderful and shy friend of mine that is the only one that gets away with calling me Cupcake. I know by writing that you’ll all try it now and I’m warning you, the nickname is reserved for Ara only, so when I ignore you…you’ll know why, cuz you fuckers ain’t gonna steal her special pet name for me! *sticks her tongue out*

SadyCakes

wearing:
hair
little bones. Estine (*new* @ C88)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo.:::G.ID:::. Charlotte Tattoo (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

Cae :: Sydney :: Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
:::NOIR::: Infinite Bracelets (*new* @ FaMESHed)
**RE** Dark Queen Rings – Bento 2.0
Astralia – Compatible nails system (Maitreya Stiletto base)
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Bloody Kisses
LYBRA . Natalia (*new* @ SouledOut)
[Gos] Boutique – Gigi Sandals (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose by Del May Poses

scene:
RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Iron Wall
[Merak] – Milkshake Sign (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Bakery Sign (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Cupcake Sign (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Cupcake Box (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Milkshake Love (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Retro Bakery Bar (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Retro High Chair(green) (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

End of the Day

You know how at the end of the day, we shed our clothes, we wash our faces, and brush our teeth? Some of us shower or bathe before bed, too? Then the minute we lay down the events of the day start swirling about in our heads. No, not you, Troy, I know you are one of the few that can just decide to go to sleep and be out like a light the minute your head hits the pillow. Just shut the hell up, not talking to you or any of the people like you! #hatechuall I’m talking to the people like me…the ones that don’t go straight to sleep. Those of you that actually have to wait for sleep to arrive. Mind you, I’m not really hating on those that have Troy’s ability to just sleep. I’m actually quite jealous. However, since I’ve never in my life known what that’s like so for me, its a waiting game. Don’t really want to talk so much about that right now though. *swats Troy* Stop distracting me, will ya?
Ok, so end of the day…you shed your clothes and dirt, right? Yeah, that’s where I was…and then you lay down…yeah…and the day comes back swirling around in your head…now where was I going with that? I think I was going to talk about how we should wash away all the negative thoughts about the day by focusing on the positive things that happened. By remembering how loved we are by those that we have no doubt love us. To remember the ones we love and to really focus on the best parts of the day. Yeah, that’s where I was going with that. I know a lot of people do meditations in the morning or read a positive quote for the day, to try and get the day started on a good note, but why not do the same at night to insure a restful more peaceful sleep. Its something I’ve been trying lately and it seems to be making a difference. So, for those of you like me that have trouble falling asleep at night…give it a try…it can’t hurt, right?

end of the day

wearing:
.:E.A.Studio:. BOX Bashim Bracialets (*new* @ Tres Chic)
!APHORISM! Maya Tank & Panties
Phedora ~ Sugar Flip Flops (June Cutie Loot)

pose by BellePoses – Hello Sailor set (*new* @Vintage Fair)

scene:
18.erratic / lsm – clothing clutter – woman
DRD – Rustic Bathroom – Towel Rack
NOMAD // Improvised // Laundry Basket and Soap
DRD – Rustic Bathroom – Bathtub
+Half-Deer+ Spilled Liquid – Large Puddle – Water Set

Oh Goodness! Vintage Fair!

Oh Goodness! The Vintage Fair is here and it will take you on a journey back in time! Whether you want to change up your look for some photos or an event, or you just love all things retro, THIS is the event for you! Yes, this entire post is about the event. I would love to list all the fantastic designers that will be there, but its just too much for my lil ole brain and my chubby lil fingers to type up. HOWEVER, I am going to give you a little tip about the hyperlinks below. You know how we bloggers like to link the slurl to the store name and event? Well, not only have I done that, but if you want this hair, you can click on the event link by the Mina Betty hair listed below and it will take you directly to Mina’s booth! All of the Vintage Fair links in this post will take you directly to the vendor of the item by which its listed! How cool is that?!?! Awww, you’re welcome! *grins* Also, as you will soon see, almost everything in the picture is from the Vintage Fair…well, all but three pieces of the decor and my basic avatar, of course. They have makeup but it wouldn’t do much good to try and showcase that from this distance. So have a looksy and then explore the two amazing sims full of keen items from the incredible designers that have participated.

feeling vintage

hairMINA – Betty (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
eyesCATWA Mesh Eyes Pack
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

The Annex – Jayne Dress – Crimson (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
*GF* Donna Square Toe Shoes (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

pose: an lar [poses] The Betty Series – Two (m) (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
scene:
set up in Cwtch. 70’s Inspired Room for Photographers (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
DRD gg rug 60s
Bellarose Vintage Chair Set (chair & table w/lamp & decor) (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Cubic Cherry] {Baroque} mirror Black (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
floorplan. vintage propaganda poster
darkendStare. Cat Wall Clocks [Black/WhitePainted] (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
7 MI Book Stalk [1 LI]

Vintage Fair Poster with Sponsors

Pug Life

Alright, get ready for a journey down the rabbit hole of Sady’s mind, once again, because this post is all about the stuff and how my mind put it all together…I’m just going to write stream of consciousness here, soooo…buckle your seat belts, its going to be a helluva ride!
Okay, so I have three pictures to show you, because I’ve got soooo much to go over with you! First off, let me mention the five main designers I’m trying to showcase here. We’ve got super cute hair from Mina at FaMESHed, a rad tattoo from RedFish at Kinky, a super sexy outfit from le fil casse for the Arcade, some of Bueno’s arcade set, AND some of the She Pop Band Set that unKindness released recently at REWIND! It really wasn’t my intention to mix soooo many great designers into one scene, but sometimes things just fall together that way, ya know?
Okay, so this first picture *points below* is the whole scene with all the stuff, me, and lots of little extras I gave the my Pug Life scene. If you’re going to do a post called PugLife, you gotta have some pugs, right? So, purple and black are the base colors, but I couldn’t stop there…I had to add others. So, this is a smorgasbord of stuff that I really thought worked well together. It might be a bit cluttery for some, but I have yet to tear down this scene, because I like it sooo much! Oh and I have a weakness for signs, especially neon for some reason. I have no explanation for it and none in real life, but as Josh pointed out. Its not really that easy to own a lot of neon in real life, is it? I dunno, I know I don’t have any, never have. Okay, okay, I like shiny things, sue me!

pug life2

So, one of the things I did was use pieces from the She Pop Band Set, that unKindness released recently at REWIND, in a different way. I saw the drum set and thought it would make the perfect way to display my MishMish pugs! Naturally that led me to slap the keyboard and guitar on the wall. Music is a huge part of my life, but I’ve got not musical talents whatsoever! I’m all about thinking outside the box…actually, I’m not sure I know how to think inside the box. *laughs*
You’ll also notice the gorgeous outfit I’m wearing and by sharing multiple pictures you can see it from other angles, as well as the sweet little tattoo that runs up and down both my legs, front and back. Plus, how freaking adorable is this hair?!?!?! I know, I know…too freaking cute!

pug life3

I just couldn’t decide which picture best showcased everything I wanted to show you, so I decided it was time for multiples. I haven’t done multiple pics in a while and rarely does more than one show up on my Flickr page. However, this time will be different. I’m going to take the chance and post all three this time around, because I really want you everyone to see all this good stuff. Maybe I’m crazy…yeah, okay, we know I am…its even been certified…I know…you must be shocked. *laughs*
Yeah, so I’ve rambled on mindlessly about all the awesome stuff I’m wanting to show off and its not too often that I go on and on about the photos and the stuff this way…or cram so much into one post, but c’mon, you gotta admit, its pretty awesome, right? Oh just be nice and agree, cuz I’m excited!

pug life1

wearing:
hair: MINA – Marre (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Say please (*new* @ Kinky)

{le fil casse} Adriana Slip Maitreya RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
{le fil casse} Adriana Panty Maitreya Purple (*new* @ Arcade)
{le fil casse} Adriana Heels Maitreya RARE (*new* @ Arcade)

poses by Fashiowl

scene:
set up in BUENO-Stone Skybox RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO– Bike-Silver
BUENO-Cupcake ATM Purple (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Deco Bag
JIAN Love Pugs 2. Sleepy Treater RARE
BUENO-Floor Pillow-Night (*new* @ Arcade)
Apt B // Retro Label – Restricted Sign
floorplan. street girls sign
7 – Stop Sign
BUENO -Pug Life-Purple (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO– Night Sofa (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO– Rug -Block (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Pillows Pile-Night (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO – Whiskey Cooler (*new* @ Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Pet Succulents – Pug Puppy x
uK – She Pop Drum Set (*new* @ REWIND)
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Piper Pugman
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Sestra
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – D’oh!
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Zombie Killer
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Dr. Pug
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – The Spot Hypothesis
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – The Cook
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Snow
uK – She-Pop Keyboard (*new* @ REWIND)
uK – She-Pop Guitar (*new* @ REWIND)
BUENO-Skull Pop Deco
The Horror!~ Psychic Sign (Purple)
BUENO-Neon Sugar Skull Sign
[ free bird ] Bleeding Heart Neon Sign
BUENO -Pugs and kisses -Purple (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Night Bed (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Laptop Hustle
BUENO-Magazine Stack 2
JIAN Love Pugs 5. Sleepy Family
BUENO– Vintage Stereo Conspiracy

Change It

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
~Maya Angelou

I think life is a lot like a room in  your house. There’s even a theory about the state of one’s bedroom being a direct reflection of their state of mind. In which case, I’m screwed. *laughs nervously* Seriously though, I do think that life is like a room…you can have the same furniture in the room for years and if you never move it, then nothing changes. However, take one thing away or add just one new thing and it changes your perspective of the room. Rearrange the furniture completely and it can feel like an entirely new room. The same is true for life and our attitudes about it.
Take away one negative thought and replace it with a positive one. Your entire outlook on things can change. Its true of so many things, isn’t it? Plus or minus and everything changes. I hate raw tomatoes on anything. Put them on a burger, sandwich, or a salad and I’m going to scrunch my nose until I pick it off, then I’m happy again, because that one thing made me not like it. So, I changed it. Same theory, but this time, lets say the burger, sandwich, or salad is fine the way it is. Now let’s add bacon…omgah! Soooo much better, right? And if you don’t think bacon makes it better, we can’t be friends. Okay, now take those same food items that are fine as is, put blue cheese dressing on them and I’m done. I’m walking away. The only thing I can change is my attitude and my attitude is that I’m not hungry enough to eat that. Whoa, wait…I’m not hungry enough? I’m not starving. I have a choice as to what I eat. Whoa. I just found gratitude for a simple choice that life has to offer. No sense being angry about my food being ruined now, is there?
Its a very simple analogy, but honestly it really can be applied to almost all areas of our lives. No, you’re not going to be blinded by the silver lining of every tragedy right away, but if you look hard enough you can and will find brighter days ahead. Its all about the attitude. So, I challenge each of my readers to go out and find that silver lining today. If its already a good day, awesome…add some bacon. *grins*

fancy decor arcade_001

scene:
set up in- [tmk] skyroom
Fancy Decor: Copper Magazine Holder
Fancy Decor: Potted Succulent
07 Fancy Decor: Greek Key Chair (*new* @ Arcade)
Fancy Decor: Vintage Handled Vase
12 Fancy Decor: Tray Table (*new* @ Arcade)
08 Fancy Decor: Candle Lamp
11 Fancy Decor: Scented Candle
10 Fancy Decor: Worlidge Box (black)
DIGS – Almut Hanging Terrarium – Cactus
10 Fancy Decor: Greek Key Curtains (*new* @ Arcade)
:CP: Sara Hanging Plant
DIGS – Almut Hanging Terrarium – Succulent
striped mocha – hanging lotuses – black
01 Fancy Decor: Royce Sofa RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
09 Fancy Decor: Carpet Hide Rug (*new* @ Arcade)
03 Fancy Decor: Bamboo Coffee Table (*new* @ Arcade)
Fancy Decor: Antiquarian Books
17 Fancy Decor: Obelisk
13 Fancy Decor: Lathed Candles (*new* @ Arcade)
15 Fancy Decor: Decorative Box
16 Fancy Decor: Decorative Orb
08 Fancy Decor: X Bench (*new* @ Arcade)
04 Fancy Decor: Royce Chandelier (*new* @ Arcade)
Fancy Decor: Leaning Art
Fancy Decor: Floor Globe (gold)
Fancy Decor: Sphere Art Sculpture (gold)
02 Fancy Decor: Stone Fireplace RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
14 Fancy Decor: White Vase (*new* @ Arcade)
15 Fancy Decor: Blue Vase (*new* @ Arcade)
16 Fancy Decor: Van Gogh Sketch (*new* @ Arcade)
07 Fancy Decor: Opulent Egg (sapphire)
Fancy Decor: Carriage Clock (brass)
*YS&YS* Holborn Hanging Ivy
06 Fancy Decor: Ceramic Jars
[ zerkalo ] Huge pile of books RARE
Fancy Decor: White and Black Pillow
04 Fancy Decor: Throw Pillow

Martini, Dear?

In a previous post, Take the Train Somewhere, I mentioned that I used to fantasize about a life living near or in a big city. I dreamed of a glamour lifestyle. I watched women prepare martinis for their husbands and their friends. Much like the train, I imagined that one day I would stand at the door holding a martini for my husband or maybe just having one of my own after a long day at my very fancy job.  That’s simply not how my life turned out and I’m not complaining in any way. I assure you that despite the many bumps along this road of my life, I’m mostly okay with where I’ve ended up. Afterall, I’ve got clean running water, a roof over my head, clothes to wear, more than enough food to eat, and an oompa loompa as a president. *giggles* (Sorry, I do so try to avoid political jabs, but even if you love him…you’ve got to admit, he resembles a Cheeto. ) Oh and it turns out, I can’t stand martinis! *shrugs* I’m a tequila girl, who knew?

fancy decor

One of the many aspects of Second Life that I adore is that I can live any way I want. Perhaps, I just sat through a marathon of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Now I want to live in some fantasy world. I’m longing for a simple life in the country. I’m remembering the glamorous dreams of my youth. I’ve just binged on Vikings. It really doesn’t matter how I want to live. Its quite possible in SL.
So, it is with both honor and gratitude that I can assemble this scene with mostly Fancy Decor items to create a picture straight out of my childhood fantasies. Second Life enriches my life in so many ways, this is just one of them, and for that…I know I am truly blessed.

fd2

wearing:
hair: #Foxy – Kali (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)

Baubles! by Phe SomethingBorrowed (Silver) (*new* @ ON9)
Astralia – Lunar ascendant rings (Maitreya bento) (*new* @ C88)
L&B Swear Charm Bangle (C) Tri Bead Silver Turquoise #6 (*new* @ Gacha Garden)

[Aleutia] Jasmine (*new* @ ON9)
fri.– Ziggy T-Straps  (*new* @ Uber)

pose: FOXCITY. Night Owl Bento Set #5

scene:
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Romarin Plant
Fancy Decor:Louis Chair (white)
DIGS – CoatHook Lamp Right – White [MESH]
Fancy Decor: Crawford Cabinet (white) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Short Lucite Candlestick (silver) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Tall Lucite Candlestick (silver) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Marbled Art (silver) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Books & Bookends (white)
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Catch All
Fancy Decor: Carriage Clock (silver)