Posted in Death Row Designs, Events, Landscaping, Second Life, shopping

Shenanigans

It’s Friday!! Might not be the end of the road, but its the end of the week and now the shenanigans can begin. “What shenanigans?” you ask. Well, it could be Grace getting so drunk she butt dials a frenemy or it could be Tracy eating an entire bag of chocolate in one sitting, then blaming the dog or it could be Kess grinding on Artem in some random public place or it could be Sady bouncing off the walls. Regardless of what shenanigans may occur, there is surely going to be shenanigans. Now, I wonder just how many more times I can say shenanigans in this post without being ridiculous…oh wait, saying shenanigans over and over is its own little shenanigan, isn’t it? Now the word is stuck in your head, too. You’re welcome. *grins*

end of the road

[Kres] Apoxwagon (*new* @ Eclipse Event)

DRD – Building Remains – Dirt (*new* @ Eclipse Event)
DRD – Abandoned Truck – Shelter

Posted in Bueno, CandyDoll, Catwa, FaMESHed, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Gos, Landscaping, RunAway Hair, Second Life, shoes, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Recharged

I’ve made this conscious decision not to let this year get the best of me, but the truth is I battle with depression and even more so in the last few years. My friend, Tracy, told me one of the most profound statements about depression that has ever stuck with me. She said, “Depression lies.” I really analyzed that statement or perhaps my demons did in the hopes they could prove it untrue. In my effort to deny my depression too much power, I’ve resorted to sleep. Though sleep often eludes me, there are certain combinations of medications that will knock me out for hours on end. Obviously, I cannot take these medications daily for regular sleep, or I’d be full blown addicted in no time. However, when my view of everything in the world is tainted by depression and cynicism, I know its time to avoid people and turn my back on the world. I know I need to shut down. Let my demons have my dreams. I can wake up from those. I can’t always shake the thoughts the demons plant. Today was one of those days. I was overwhelmed with loneliness and pain and envy…self-doubt…self-pity…self-loathing. The list goes on and on. Today was a day like that. It can be paralyzing which is just another reason why its easier to sleep than battle my demons. Today, my only defense was shutting down and hiding under my blankets. I’m recharged now and ready to fight back, wish me luck. ♥

wishing for a wish

wearing:
hair: [RA] Stacy Hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: –Belleza– Freya
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

_CandyDoll_ Domi Jumpsuit (*new* @ Kinky)
[Gos] Tamara Ankle Boots (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Gloss set (*new* @ TLC)

scene:
anxiety %chicago build1
BUENO-NightSpot Loft Building
BUENO-After Hours Loft Building

Posted in Home Decor, Jian, Landscaping, Second Life, Uber SL, {what next}

Who let the dogs out?

Oh yeah, I went there. Don’t worry, I’m not linking lyrics and a YouTube link today. I feel pretty sure that the song is already playing in your head. *grins* You’re welcome. Here’s the thing, though, these dogs are outside! Somebody let them out…was it you? No. It was Jian! They did the Saint Bernards! So, we’ve all seen the pictures of these dogs with the brandy keg hanging from their necks, but the truth is they don’t really do that. However, they are well known as rescue dogs and were bred for that reason. If you’d like to know a little bit more, I’ll point you to the Wikipedia page. It’s a quick read and pretty damn interesting to see how they got their names and where the whole barrel around the neck came from!

Who let the dogs out

scene:
KraftWork Hygge (*new* @ Uber)
-KraftWork Hygge Snowy Cabin
-KraftWorh Hygge Bed
-KraftWork Hygge Rug
-KraftWork Hygge Table Short
-KraftWork Hygge Wall Lamp Left
-KraftWork Hygge Wall Lamp Right

{what next} Winter Harvest Chairs, Table & Firepit Set
-{what next} Winter Harvest Chair (pillow & blanket)
-{what next} Winter Harvest Chair (pillows)
-{what next} Winter Harvest Side Table
-{what next} Winter Harvest Stars Lantern (small)
-{what next} Winter Harvest Mug Decor

{what next} Winter Harvest Picnic
-{what next} Winter Harvest Picnic Table
-{what next} Winter Harvest Picnic Hamper
-{what next} Winter Harvest Lantern – Large
-{what next} Winter Harvest Lantern – Medium
-{what next} Winter Harvest Soup Tray
-{what next} Winter Harvest Lantern – Small
-{what next} Winter Harvest Drinks Tray
-{what next} Winter Harvest Jam Tarts

{what next} Icy Paving Stones

JIAN Snowday St. Bernards (*new* @ Epiphany)
-JIAN Snowday St.Bernards 1. Adult Companion RARE
-JIAN Snowday St.Bernards 4. Naked Companion
-JIAN Snowday St.Bernards 5. Reindeer Companion

(Milk Motion) snowy pines (*new* @ Uber)

Posted in Animals, Events, FaMESHed, Jian, Landscaping, Second Life

What Does the Fox Say?

Oh, y’all thought that was over, huh? You thought you wouldn’t hear that song again for a loooooong time, huh? Or maybe you hoped you wouldn’t….but its damn sure stuck in your head now, isn’t it? You’re welcome and you can blame Jian as much as me, cuz they made these adorable little foxes. Annnnd, well……I just had to let out my inner prankster, because its 1am and  I accidentally took a 2hr nap a few hours ago.

what does the fox say

scene created in DaD “Byron Ruined Tower”

JIAN Gray Fox Collection (*new* @ FaMESHed)
JIAN Blackberry Bush Collection

***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.

Posted in Animals, Apple Fall, Chic Moda, Dahlia, Events, Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life, shopping, Silence, The Liaison Collaborative

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.

Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Dahlia, E.V.E, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Home Decor, Landscaping, Maitreya, Mina Hair, Second Life, shopping

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

Posted in Bueno, Catwa, Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Kustom9, Landscaping, Maitreya, Mina Hair, Pose Fair, Second Life, shoes, shopping, ULTRA, {what next}

Suicide Test

My real life is a freaking mess and certainly not what I had hoped it would be by my age. However, if I don’t give thanks for the little things, I simply wouldn’t be able to pull myself from the edge of suicide. It sounds severe and dramatic, but I assure you that its something I think about regularly. AND from the age of 12 until I was 22, I was attempted it regularly. Clearly, I failed at that like so many things in my life. It was my last attempt that changed everything. I was lying in the ICU, barely conscious when I had an epiphany for what I now call my Suicide Test. I have yet to pass this test, therefore, I have not been able to attempt suicide again since.
It’s quite simple actually. It’s a 30 day test, so patience is key, but if you’re planning to die, what’s 30 more days, yeah? So, look at the clock. For me, its 9:19pm on Sept 19. Now, if I do not find a single moment of joy between now and 9:19pm on Oct 19th, I can proced with my suicide attempt. However, you have to understand the true nature of joy and what all that entails. That means you must want to die for every second of ever minute of every hour of every day for 30 days straight. That means you cannot enjoy a single moment of your life for even a second or the clock starts over. So, if a meme makes you laugh or even smile or silently chuckle. Clock restarts. You tasted something wonderful and thought to yourself how good that was? Clock restarts. You stepped in the shower and exhaled with relief as that hot water poured over you. Clock restarts.
You see, if you had killed yourself upon that first notion, you would have missed that simple moment of joy. If you would have missed something as simple as a cluster of butterflies dancing over your head, then you surely would have missed the smile you bring to other people’s faces. And let’s face it, no matter how awful you think your life is…you make someone smile and someone loves you.

rumors

wearing:
hair:  MINA – Karen (*new* for Go by FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Amber (*new* @ C88)

BONDI . The Gentleman Sunglasses . (*new* @ ManCave)
:zk:– Ashlee Suit (*new* @ ULTRA)
BUENO-Weekend Heels (*new* @ Kustom9)

pose:  GingerFish Pose – Moth set (*new* @ Pose Fair)

{what next} Waterfront Dock & Pier Set
Skye Windswept Tree Type

Posted in Bad Unicorn, Events, Jian, Kustom9, Landscaping, Second Life, Uber SL

VolleyBall and Hot Dogs

I’ve said it many times about how blessed I am to have such amazing friends. That’s never been more evident than when I sent out a notice giving them one day to toss on some beach wear and come pose for a photo in which they probably won’t even be recognized.  Not only did they show up, but we had so much fun shooting this photo. My four closes friends were there without question and that makes me love them all the more. This is not a fashion post and I’m not going to bother trying to list what everyone is wearing. Especially since this photo is all about the VolleyBall game and the hot dog thief. Clearly, Dusty is too distracted by bouncing girls in bikinis to notice the pups stealing…lol…oh and if you know Dusty, you know that this is where he would roll his cartoon eyes. *smirks*

volley ball and hot dogs

scene:
[Bad Unicorn] Vista Volleyball Set (*new* @ K9)
-[Bad Unicorn] ‘Vista Volleyball’ Court
-[Bad Unicorn] ‘Vista Volleyball’ Ball
-[Bad Unicorn] ‘Vista Volleyball’ Bench
-[Bad Unicorn] ‘Vista Volleyball’ Referee Chair
-[Bad Unicorn] ‘Vista Volleyball’ Scoreboard

JIAN Boston Terrier Hot Dog Thief (*new* @ Uber)
-JIAN Hot Dog Grill
-JIAN Boston Terrier :: Hot Dog Thief

JIAN Beach Corgis :: Drink Cooler RARE
JIAN Beach Corgis :: Beach Towel RARE

poses for volleyball players are all from Bauhaus Movement

Huge Special THANK YOU to everyone that made this photo
from left to right:
mattio Magic
Lucavi Couturier
Dusty Wasp
Beatrice Ballyhoo
Grace Sixpence
Caitlin Mirabella
Niccolo Ellisson
Kess Crystal
Me(Sadystika Sabretooth)
Kronic Stoanes
Tracy Redangel
Romulus Greymoon

Posted in crate, Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life, shopping, unKindness

Looking For My Spirit

So, a few months ago, I acquired a homestead and I’ve loved every minute of it. However, as I tackled the idea of landscaping it, I realized that there are plenty of sims with boats in the water, little shacks, forests, water and rocky shores. There are some truly amazing beach sims, as well as several other themes. So, I set out across the grid looking for the kind of sims that I’d like to visit aside from those. I found very few city sims that weren’t RP sims, but I suppose big cities aren’t really known for their scenery, so I kinda get that. Then I realized that my favorite sims were always evolving and were there as an expression of art…or hopefully inspiring to others. So, while my sim is not currently open to the public…hopefully this time next month it will be and I’ll be able to show you what it really looks like. This is not what it will look like….at all. *grins*

Free Spirit

uk – Woodland Outpost
crate Bayou Paddle Boat

Posted in Catwa, Fashion, Foxcity, Landscaping, Maitreya, Second Life, Sexy Princess, shoes, shopping

Mood Swings

Our minds are so freaking powerful and yet can also be so very weak at the same time. There’s been a lot of recent controversy about designers in SL, then there was a rather large debate about suicide…lots of opinions and a handful of facts. The truth is, what may seem weak and selfish (suicide) to one, may seem courageous, even enviable to others. We all like to sit up and judge one another for this and that, but the truth is no one knows how another person’s mind works. As a person that has suffered from extreme mood swings my entire life, I can tell you that what might send me over the edge one day, will slip right off my back the next. I’m sure they call them mood swings because that how it feels…like our emotions are just swing through out minds like a monkey on a vine in the jungle. However, what if we were to look at them as literal swings that we can actually control. As we feel a negative swing sweeping us off our feet, we don’t have to fuel that mood with the push and pull that powers a swing. No, we can just surrender and let the swing come to a stop. Then we can get down and choose a better swing. I don’t know if that makes sense to anyone else, but I often write these things for myself more than anyone else. As I try to remind myself not to jump off the swing while its too far back or too far forward, I hope that others will do the same.

This post is not about right or wrong. I think grown folks should already know that. I’ve got nothing good to add to the designer drama. This is merely a post about mood swings with a photo I took before any of the drama even occurred.

only one

wearing:
hair:  Vanity Hair::Soul Sista
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Myra”
[Sexy Princess] Amalfitana Black Outfit
-[Sexy Princess] Amalfitana Bra 
-[Sexy Princess] Amalfitana Suit
-[Sexy Princess] Amalfitana Boots
pose: FOXCITY. Surface Set
scene:
Heart – Ancient Stone Pathway
[we’re CLOSED] swing natural wood