Hidden Treasure

Have you ever played one of those hidden clue games? There’s several on Facebook, plenty of apps for phones, etc. You find the hidden objects and progress through the story. The picture with the hidden objects usually reflect that particular part of the story. Well, when I initially started setting up this scene….I ended up chasing squirrels all over the internet. What started out as a squirrel’s Halloween party quickly turned into a hidden object picture. Except, you don’t have to find them, they are all listed below with slurls so that you can go grab your own fun Halloween and Autumn decor! Happy shopping!♥

hidden halloween

wearing:
hair:  #Besom~Pesha
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Alice Applier

!APHORISM! Ariana Hoody (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Addams // Millie Wool Socks // N*30

FOXCITY. Legs for Days Bento Pose Set

scene: 
*alirium* DwarfForest [OldGold]
*alirium* DwarfForest [Ember]

[ keke ] tree with mattress . all seasons (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[ keke ] willow leaves for ground – maxi

NOMAD // Scattered Leaves

Apple Fall Pinecones & Hazelnuts

JIAN Red Squirrel Collection (*new* @ FaMESHed)
-JIAN Red Squirrel Feeder Tree
-JIAN Red Squirrel (Wanderer)

[Bad Unicorn] ‘Cute Meets Evil Set’ (*new* @ Arcade)
-[Bad Unicorn] Ghost Stand ‘Cute Meets Evil Set’
-[Bad Unicorn] Game Over Backpack ‘Cute Meets Evil Set’
-[Bad Unicorn] Tricked Treats Pumpkin (Arcade Exclusive)
-[Bad Unicorn] Dinosaur Mask ‘Cute Meets Evil Set’ RARE
-[Bad Unicorn] GRRReen Hands

crate Jack O’Lantern Decor ~ Ironwood Hills Gift
crate Nightshade Cloak Rack

.BIRCH Pentagram Torches (*new* @ TLC)

{what next} Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow
{what next} Autumn Bicycle Decor

Dahlia – Newport – Distressed Trinket Box  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Dahlia – Baby Robert – Antique Lamp – Copper ~ Ironwood Hills Gift

floorplan. vintage crate

hive // extra crates [dark]

SAYO – Vizcaya Garden Party Set – Candles & Leaves

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Self-Righteous Perception

Every so often I come across songs that I think apply to the majority of us in SL and this is one of them. Take a minute, if you will, just read the lyrics before you click on the title link to actually hear the song. Even if you’re familiar with the song already…try to read the words more like a poem…let them sink in. For me, this type of philosophical, metaphoric poetry says more than any one person that even begins to suggest what is right for your life when they barely know you at all. We learn more about ourselves and our truths by looking inward with a mirror made of jagged edges, than we will ever learn from someone else’s self-righteous perception.

Highly Suspect – My Name Is Human

I’m feeling the way that I’m feeling myself
Fuck everyone else
Gotta remember that nobody is better than anyone else, here
(Do you need some time to think it over?)
Look what they do to you
Look what they do to me
Must be joking if you think that either one is free, here
Get up off your knees, girl
Stand face to face with your God
And find out what you are
(Hello, my name is human)
Hello, my name is human
And I came down from the stars
(Hello, my name is human)
I’m ready for love, and I’m ready for war
But I’m ready for more
I know that nobody’s ever been this fucking ready before, hey
(Do you need some time to think it over?)
So figure it out, or don’t figure it out
I figured it out
The bigger the river (the bigger the river)
The bigger the drought (the bigger the drought)
Get up off your knees, boy
Stand face to face with your God
And find out what you are
(Hello, my name is human)
Hello, my name is human
And I came down from the stars
(Hello, my name is human)
Fire world, I love you
Fire world
I’m up off my knees, girl
I’m face to face with myself
And I know who I am
(Hello, my name is human)
I stole my power from the sun
I’m more than just a man
(No longer disillusioned)
(I’m not asking questions)
(‘Cause questions have answers)
(And I don’t want answers)
I came down from the stars (so I’ll take my chances)
(And what are the chances)
(That I could advance)
(On my own circumstances)
(Said “what are the chances?”)
Hello, my name is human (And what are the chances?)
(I don’t want your answers)
(I’m not asking questions)
(So you keep your answers)
And I know who I am (So you keep your answers)
(I’m not asking questions)
(I’m taking my chances)

poised

wearing:
hair:  TRUTH VIP HoneyAna
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Dee

SU!– Poison Sunglasses (*new* @ ULTRA)
nails: e.marie // Dangerous Woman Set
lassitude & ennui Broken heart necklace
^^Swallow^^ Princess Bento Rings (*new* @ K9)
kunst ] – Cigarette & holder

Addams // Frank Knitted Loose Sweater
Blueberry – Frank Jeans & Boots

pose created with AnyPose

Apple Fall Anashara Dining Chairs (*new* @ Go by FaMESHed)

Inventories Are Like Kitchens

I’ve spent an entire day sorting through my inventory. I look at it and feel as though I’ve barely made a dent. I’m quite blessed to have so much and I am grateful, believe me. Yet, I’m quite furious with myself for allowing it to become such a dreadful mess in the first place. To make matters worse, as I drop folders into sub folders, I know that those sub folder are in desperate need of sorting themselves. Worst of all? Even if I did not shopping or take on anything new until I completely sorted this inventory (never going to happen)…it’s only going to start AGAIN with the next event! It’s worse than a family kitchen…the work will never be done!

Now what

wearing:
hair:  pr!tty – Evanore (Gift @ Coven)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
EF: Sumatra Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[Cynful] Terrica’s Crop Top (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Addams // Dolores Short w/Belt
_CandyDoll_ Alaria Boots (*new* @ Uber)

pose: Foxcity Lounge Set
MINIMAL – VIBE Backdrop *5* -Summer- (Epiphany)

 

Looking Back

Looking back at my life’s voyage, I can only say that it has been a golden trip. Ginger Rogers

From time to time, I really struggle with what I want to write about as I blog. Its been just over a year now that I’ve returned to the blogging scene and as I look back over some of my early blogs I’m flooded with memories, some good..some not so good. Mostly, I’m smiling as I relive bits and pieces of my journey. I see how I’ve grown. I relived a few painful moments. I laughed at my own jokes. It has been an amazing personal journey. Therapeutic, yes, but also fun. It’s just been a lot of fun for me to take photos, showcase designs from across the grid, and to share bits of myself with whoever was willing to take the time to read my ramblings. I’m so grateful for the opportunities afforded me from blogging. I’m even more grateful for the all of the incredible people that blogging has introduced into my life. In some ways, I wish I had stuck with blogging years ago, but I had absolutely no idea what I was doing back then. It’s only with the help of my friends that I even have the beginning of a clue now. Meh, there I go rambling again…so let’s just skip to the best part…the details. All the details are listed below the photo…just make the most of your own journey and thank you…thank you for being part of mine. ♥

Living

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wearing:
hair:   (r)M Hair No.38’15
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO

Amacci Collar – River (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
**RE** Luxy Rings

ChicModa// Hazel Top (March BishBox)
Addams // Malena Denim Short High Rise // Maitreya

pose: Kirin
location: Hazardous

Light as a Feather

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
Emily Dickinson

Hope is something I could not live without. I’ve had a really bad day from beginning to end. Actually it pretty much started right before I went to bed last night, but it is what it is. It is that hope that keeps me going as I hope for a better tomorrow. Its just a bad day, right? We all have them…just one of those days where everything goes wrong, but the day is coming to a close thank goodness and I’m holding tight to that hope right now.

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Meanwhile, some awesome things are happening across the grid. E.A. Studio has released a new necklace called Feather Dior with a pretty badass hud, that just makes it a perfect match for the Icarus ears that at an exclusive at Tres Chic. Meanwhile, Gingerfish poses finally has an inworld store and it just so happens to be on the TaKe Heart sim which has thawed early and is brilliant with colorful flowers and more. Make sure you check out all of this and more, as the Grid melts and more and more sims slip out of the winter theme and into whatever season the landscapers decide. *winks*

 

Sady is wearing:
hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Isla Mesh Hair  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
skin: [theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) honey
ears: .:E.A.Studio Ears Icarus (*new EXCLUSIVE* @ Tres Chic)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

.:E.A.Studio Necklace Feather Dior
#30 – Addams – Zara Top – Maitreya (*new* @ The Epiphany)
#22 – Addams – Zara Pants Without Fringes – Maitreya (*new* @ The Epiphany)

poses: Gingerfish Poses – Curves
location: TaKe Heart

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.

weather-the-storm

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

Once Upon a Time…

While I no longer have a close relationship with my father, I was crazy about him when I was a little girl. One of the things that fascinated me was his love for motorcycles. Not street bikes like I’ve been showing you, but dirt bikes. I remember one time he had seven motorcycles, four of them were OSSA and three were Kawasaki. I remember wondering why had more bikes than friends. He would spend hours tinkering with them and weekends were for riding. He did motocross for a long time, then moved on to Enduro racing. At last count, he had over 150 trophies. Not all first place, but back then nobody got participation trophies so at best he was in third place. To this day I love the sound and smell of motorcycle engines.

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When I was in the sixth grade, he surprised me with a bike, boots, helmet, and jacket of my own. He took me out to teach me how to ride and I took off across the tarmack of the abandoned airport where he rode. My mother was along that day and completely freaked out. She insisted that I get off the bike and wait another year. She knew how to ride, so she joined my father on his ride that day while I sat twiddling my thumbs, pouting in the van. While riding she attemtped to jump a small ravine (more like a crack in the earth) and lodged her front tire IN the ravine, which sent her flying over the handlebars and off the emergency room we went. Her failed stunt landed her with three broken ribs and a declaration that her babygirl would never ride a motorcycle! So, much worse happened over the next year that the desire to ride was pushed so far out of my mind that I didn’t think about it again until my father and I were no longer on speaking terms. Now, it’s just another thing I can now do in Second Life that I can’t do in Real Life.
I would love to hear about some of the things you enjoy in SL that you can’t or can no longer do in RL. Toss me a comment here or on Facebook. ♥

wearing:
hair: little bones. Lana (*new* @N21)
CATWA HEAD Gwen
[theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Addams – Melisa SweatShirt  (November Luxe Box)
Vinyl -Halsey Smoker Pak  (*new* @ Uber)
FLite. Lowtop Ducks – Black

scene:
*PROMAGIC* Dark Background 3
Tire Stack by MeshDepot
AS-Tire Pile without shadow by <TOTAL – DESTRUCTION  STORE>
OR C900 ANJEL SPIRIT SERIES

poses by Kirin

What if…we get real?

How was your day?
Such a simple question to ask, but it can make a world of difference to the person you’re asking. Its usually the first thing I say after, “Hi Baby!” when I see Sino each day. Whenever I’m excited about something, I tend to make my story first followed by embarrassment for not asking him how his day was first, because honestly…what if he had a bad day? Is he really going to be happy that one of my photos was chosen for the cover of a Flickr group? Sure, deep down, but probably not what he wants to talk about, then again it might be just the distraction he’s looking for. I won’t know until I ask about his day.

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I’ve been thinking about this a lot. We often start conversations with, “How are you?”
On occasion someone give an honest answer, but do we really want to know that their IBS is acting up or that they just stubbed their toe or that their boss just laid into them over some stupid project that’s not even due until next week or its shark week and I swear to God if I sneeze there will be a crime scene worthy of Dexter in my pants? I think some of us do really want to know and yet when people ask us how we are…most of us give a general answer like, “I’m fine and you?”
Then we wonder why conversations die. What if we got real and honest with one another? I know, it seems almost like a foreign concept these days in Second Life, but for those of us that are REAL friends and do discuss real life, it might be interesting, dontcha think? I dunno, just food for thought from the depths of a twisted mind.

Let’s talk about the stuff for a minute. It seems like another event opens every day and its getting harder and harder to keep up, especially if you’re on a budget. However, there are certain items out there that just call to you and no matter how many suits you own or how many thigh high boots you already have…we won’t even discuss hair…you just have to have THAT! So, I’m sharing some of my absolute must haves with you…from Sino’s awesome suit and my outfit to some stuff for my house, because anyone that knows me knows I’m always decorating and my home is forever evolving. Enjoy!

Sady is wearing:
little bones. Chel
CATWA HEAD Gwen
CATWA Mesh Eyes
Glam Affair – Pia Applier ( Catwa / Tumble ) America 02  (*new* @Kustom9)
Valentina E. Dita Ebony Egyptian (*new* @ The Epiphany)
**RE** Zaria Bracelets
Sweet Thing. Madame Laveau Thigh Highs – Black (*new* @ Kustom9)

Sino is wearing:
Modulus – Brooklyn Hair
[Gos] Custom Eyewear – GOSCAN
Head & Body by #TheMeshProject
GizzA –  Andrew Vested Suit Tweed (*new* @ TMD)

scene:
tarte. autumn attic skybox (October Luxe Box)
BUENO -Fall Rug Lines (*new* @ The Epiphany)
NOMAD // The Social Guru
Kalopsia – Aloe Plaster – Grey
Fancy Decor: Wood Console (*new* @ Kustom9)
BUENO-Wallet-Cream
BUENO-Bonita Bag-Black (*new* @ The Epiphany)
BUENO-Magazine Stack 2 (*new* @ The Epiphany)
BUENO-Standup Player-Light (*new* @ The Epiphany)
Addams – Bad Bunny Mask – #051
:HAIKEI: End of the day Gahca {3}
Fancy Decor: Studded Tray (*new* @ Kustom9)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Spilled Black Coffee
Fancy Decor: Bulb Sconce (*new* @ Kustom9)
Fancy Decor: Octagonal Mirror (*new* @ Kustom9)
MG – H&G – Curtains – Silk Pools
striped mocha – hanging lotuses – gold
Di’Cor Carson Leather Chair
Apple Fall ‘iFall’ Notebook 2015
{anc} miniature/H. mannequin {M} flower
Culprit Ancient One
floorplan. record shelf / bare
Stockholm&Lima: The Painting

pose: oOo Studios

World Peace

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Mother Teresa

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Yes, I’m doing it again…mixing my genres…*hangs her head*
Today was International World Peace Day. While I doubt seriously that the world was peaceful, it was a nice thought, but because there’s been so much horror and wretchedness in the news lately, I found myself thinking that we’re closer to a world of Ultra Violence than one of peace. I’m not generally a negative person, but I most definitely have a dark and twisted view of things. I’m the person that makes the bad jokes too soon or laughs too hard at the jokes in my head that I dare not speak outloud. So, the minute I started thinking about ultra violence, I remembered this awesome jumpsuit from Addams and the boots from HXNOR. I knew I had to create my own Droog look and if you’ve never seen Clockwork Orange, none of this is making much sense to you. And if you’re never seen it, I urge you to check it out. It is definitely one of my favorite movies.
Normally I would link you some poses info and location information, but today I can’t do that. The reason is because the poses are in the bat and in the box I’m sitting on. The box and my avi are at a new sim called TaKe Heart that will be open to the public on September 23rd. Its owned by two absolutely wonderful friends, Kess Crystal and Spazz Tackett and I had the honor of landscaping the sim! This has been a very busy two weeks, but it has been the most amazing experience and I’m super excited to see how everyone likes it. I’ll be sure to post all about it once it is officially open.
Until then…Remember you don’t have to BE tough to dress tough…*winks*
Happy Shopping and try to keep the peace, because like Mother Teresa said, “We belong to each other.” ♥
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[PL] – Full Perm – Bowler Hat
[DUE] Tomonaga – Vitamin
CATWA HEAD Dyana
:Diamante: Disengaged Plugs Piercing
**RE** Miriam Ears Piercings (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
**RE** Envy Tags (*new* @ U L T R A)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves
[Since1975] – Bat’sGacha – Wheel ULTRA RARE
Addams // Stefani Military Suit // White (*new* @ Collabor88)
HX: Black Civilian Laced-Up Boots (*new* @ U L T R A)

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