Picnic Party

She had arrived at the park early to set up the annual picnic for her college friends. She had set everything up just right and was just lazing about watching nature and reading. She could hardly concentrate as she was so excited. She hadn’t seen some of them in ages and this was their own special reunion. They had no desire for class reunions and alumni parties. These were the special people that had kept in touch. Sure, most of it was on Facebook or over the phone…a few even used email, but this was going to be a party day. She had the best wines, cheeses, sandwiches, lemonade, fresh bread, and plenty of blankets and pillows for people to pair off to have private conversations if they wanted.

the picnic

As she lied there reading her book, she began to wonder if she had forgotten anything. Oh dear, did she have the right date? She quickly pulled out her phone and confirmed the date. Whew, that would have been a mess! She was so nervous….what if HE showed up? What if he didn’t? What if he brought a date? Why did she sign up for this? What was she thinking?
She poured herself a glass of wine and decided it was too late now, just drink and relax. Its just a picnic in the park. Yes, it would be a fun day and if no one showed up, well, she’d just invited strangers to partake and she’d make new friends. Yes, that’s what she’d do….and she’d have another glass of wine.
Eventually her friends did show up. HE showed up…without a date or a wedding ring.

picnic main

wearing:
hair: pr!tty – Lemon (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Scandalize. Aranda (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

pose by Foxcity (edited with AnyPose)

scene:
*AF* Picnic (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
~*AF* Paper Lanterns (not pictured)
~*AF* Picnic 1 – Blanket and Pillows RARE
~*AF* Picnic 2 – Cart RARE
~*AF* Picnic 3 – Wine Barrel
~*AF* Picnic 4 – Lemonade Barrel (not pictured)
~*AF* Picnic 5 – Deviled Eggs
~*AF* Picnic 6 – Sandwich Basket
~*AF* Picnic 7 – Fruit & Cheese
~*AF* Picnic 8 – Dessert
~*AF* Picnic 9 – Personal Tray
~*AF* Picnic 10 – Basket Stack
~*AF* Picnic 11 – Bird Watching Seed of Inspiration
~*AF* Picnic Basket Seat

 

Training Day

Mr. Snortle loved training day, because it meant he got his favorite treats. She loved the one on one time they spent together. It was always a good day. That one day a week, she dedicated to Mr. Snortle…Snorts for short. This particular day was perfect. The temperature was nice, there was even a nice cool breeze blowing the leaves and trees about. They had spent quite a bit of time outside that morning. She had taken him on a picnic. She laughed so much when he took off after that squirrel. “Just like his momma,” she thought to herself.
She’d even managed to pick up some fresh sunflowers for herself a friend. They were a special flower, as they reminded him of his father. He was coming over for dinner later and she thought they would be a nice surprise. Snorts just adored him, too. Today was going to be a good day, start to finish. What Snorts didn’t realize was that her friend was going to help give him a bath and as much as he loved playing in water, bath time was not his favorite activity. It sure amused her though. Plus she was going to change her sheets later and take a long hot bath herself. Surely, Mr. Snortle would appreciate that wonderful feeling of clean sheets after a bath, right?

training day

wearing:
hair: [e] Janiah (*new* @ FaMESHed)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

!Rebel Hope – Delecate Mesh Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)
!Rebel Hope – Sady Mesh Shoes (*new* @ FaMESHed)
JIAN Fun Frenchies 14. Brindle Companion (*new* @ Gacha Garden)

pose by Foxcity (edited with AnyPose)

scene:
Apple Fall Hetton Barn Conversion
LISP – Vintage Summer Rugs – Lemon
Sway’s [Agwe] Sofa . pattern / Adult
{-Maru Kado-} Sunflower (wear/group)
=Zenith=Spring Picnic Rattan Basket B (Milk)
{-Maru Kado-} Sunflower (wear/single)
Sway’s [Agwe] Vase with Monstera leaves

A Bit of Real Talk

Alright, its been a while since I did one of these, but I’m going to take a minute and get real with some of y’all. If you’re one of my best friends, you can skip this read, cuz you’ve heard it and agreed before. So, lets just dive right in while I’m in the mood. I’m pretty active on Facebook and while I don’t necessarily comment on most of the crap I see, I do try to like the things my close friends post and occasionally random things that make me chuckle or raise my atheist little hands in an amen!
Today we’re talking about designers. Nope, I’m not going to bitch about them, there’s plenty of y’all doing that all over Facebook. I’m here to defend them. As a blogger, blog manager, and working for events, I’ve gotten to know quite a few designers and I’ve been blessed to get really close to a few. Here’s what shoppers need to know. They set their own prices and they have a reason for whatever price they set. So, if you dare to accost a designer and suggest their prices are too high and that you’re doing them a favor by suggesting a lower price, you need to check yourself. You have absolutely no idea the amount of time and energy and money they spend to bring their creations to the grid. They don’t just sign in, wave a magic wand, and provide you with gorgeous creations. If their prices are too high? Well, BooBoo, no one is forcing you to shop there, are they?
Oh, I’m not done! If you have an issue with something you buy…its got a glitch, it doesn’t fit right…don’t you dare IM the designer and attack them. Take the time to think how you would want to be approached. Trust me, what you’re wearing and how it fits is NOT an emergency and you will survive until the situation is sorted. So, just take a minute and breathe, maybe type it up in a notecard and have a friend give it a read to make sure you don’t come off sounding like a little bitch, because c’mon…these designers aren’t major corporations with warehouses and thousands of employees. You’re not talking to some random person in a call center that might not give a shit about your complaint. Even if you’re having to go through a CSR vs the designer themselves, treat them with the same respect you want shown to you as a customer. Its not nearly as hard to be polite as some of you make it out to be. Here’s a suggestion, start your note with a compliment and end it with one, too. Remind that designer why you bought their item in the first place…uhm, you liked it and had to have it, right? Sometimes you will be disappointed, but if you didn’t try a demo first, that’s on you, Boo!
Just be nice, okay? Cuz these designers work hard and if you’re seeing them in events, you can bet your ass they are dealing with all sorts of deadlines and rules that they didn’t set for themselves. Oh and stop using those huds to get into events, did you know they actually cause drastic lag to the land where the event is located? Its dreadful. C’mon, you can do it the old fashioned way or simply wait…oh and leave your pets and scripted babies at home, too!

meow

wearing:
hairpr!tty – Sunny  (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo(( Cheeky Ink )) My Immortal Tattoo
piercings-SU!- Bento Piercing Set 03

pr!tty – Rose Kitty Headband SUPER RARE (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
EF: Adoration Choker (*new* @ FaMESHed)
.:E.A.Studio:. BOX Moray Nails -Gloves-Ring Set  (*new* @ Fetish Fair)
_CandyDoll_ Adela Jumpsuit (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose by Foxcity
background: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Neon City VOL2 Limited (With lights)REZ