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Through Darkness, Comes the Light

A couple of decor pics today, usually a little darker than i’d do, in the actual brightness sense, not like chopping peoples nads off or something, but I am trying to do at least one Decor post a week from now on so excuse my rusty and pathetic skills! Some items are from past events such as The Arcade, and The Fantasy Gacha Carnival, others are from events still going on such as Oh My Gacha, and The Liaison Collaborative… make sure you check them out and if they are older items (not marked with an event) get on over to the main stores and check out there, you may still be able to play the gacha machines, YAY! Plethora – Counting Pages (white) *Oh My Gacha*
Alouette – Antoinette Floor Length Mirror *The Liaison Collaborative*
Alouette – Repurposed Book Clock – Vintage
{B.C.C}YumYum Mochi Tea coffee set tray
{vespertine -used suitcase books}
DIGS – Easton Daybed – Adult [MESH]  *The Liaison Collaborative*
Plethora – Word Tiles Wall Decor
Sway’s [Enchanted Branch] Lantern
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A Valediction for Parenthood

  I watched the penultimate episode of Parenthood last night. It was emotionally exhausting and I cried far harder than I probably should over fictional characters in a television series. When I watched the first episode of Parenthood six years ago, I had no idea what I was getting into. It was such a quiet show that seemed to have such humble ambitions – merely telling the story of an American family. I think there was a clue right from the start, though, that this was going to be more than a post-milennial Eight is Enough. After all, their last name is Braverman.   Braverman! That name must be something to live up to. I actually looked up the name’s origin because I was pretty sure it did not originate with some courageous Saxon stalwart holding off a Viking horde and being called a “braver man” than most and then passing that name on for generations. It turns out to be Jewish surname from the Ukraine, a form of the Yiddish word braver which means good or honest.… Read the restSnapshot

Catching Up

I shot these pics a few days ago wearing an outfit featuring items from last month’s Collabor88. Don’t despair, you can now find them in the store. The top, leggings and boots are all from Tres Blah. They come with a puffy jacket, too, but I left that off. Growing up in a place where it’s really cold, I have never understood those puffy jackets with no sleeves as anything more than an extra lining if your coat is not warm enough.
Aren’t those boots adorable? Of course, if it’s cold like it gets cold in Minnesota, rubber rain boots will freeze your feet unless you have layers of insulation, big felted liners for warmth. The gorgeous short cut is from Vanity Hair. The barrette can be changed using the HUD. Store info at Blogging Second Life
Poses: Ma Vie
Skin: [PXL] MIA NAT Opulence ~ Makeup 03 MEB C2 @ UBer
Tattoos: Truth Hairbase – cranberry
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes dark Green (med)
Lashes: Mon Cheri
Mesh Attachments:
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant – XSmall L
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant – XSmall R
Mani/Pedi: La Boheme
Hair: Vanity Hair: Karma-Fatpack
Clothing: -tres blah- Knitted Leggings (M) – Charcoal
-tres blah- Thermal (M) – Stripes
Shoes: -tres blah – Rain Boots (M) – Polka Do
Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #051 – L earing – silver
Location: snowman – gift for arcade with christmas street sounds death row designs
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…but it’s over now.

How ’bout a round of applause?
A standing ovation?
‘Cause you put on quite a show
really had me going
Now it’s time to go
Curtain’s finally closing
That was quite a show
Very entertaining But it’s over now. Go on and take a bow. Gidge is Wearing:
Rings: (Yummy) Birthstone Ring – October – Opal (Blogger Copy)
(Yummy) Gumball Princess – Pink (PROMO)
Hair: Exile::Falling For You AON
Skirt: Fission: Jade skirt-Houndstooth (S)
Sweater: Fission: Keira sweater-Yellow (S)
Boots: Fission: Suede ankle boots-Cognac
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual XS Left
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant XS Right
Manicure: FLAIR
Stockings: Lacuna for MY SLINK OBSESSION
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.4
Head: Slink Visage Mesh Head – Becky
Skin: Delux Body Factory – Jahn Doe for MY SLINK OBSESSION
[DBF] Jahne Doe skin F (wear)
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Iris (S)
Desk: Pixel Mode for Previous ARCADE Round  

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Bundled Up

I decided to go out exploring the winter fun to be had in SL today, so I had to take a bit to get properly geared up. Cute but warm is the goal – it’s hard to be cute sometimes, especially in RL, when you’re layered upon layers upon layers. I decided to have some fun with my ability to layer on my SLINK PHYSIQUE starting with a sweater from Stellar on the body, then adding mesh over it for a cute RL layered look. I think it works nicely.  Somehow I hadn’t noticed this adorable mugs from Schadenfreude at COLLABOR88 this month. I couldn’t believe it, because I love cute mugs. They have options in them for what kind of drink you have, I’m having hot chocolate because I’m spoiling myself today. I’m worth it right? Right. I’m wearing PXL Creations newest makeup for Mia at the UBER event, but I’ve dressed it up with a gorgeous new eye shadow from The Wicked Peach. Fancy Purple is Fancy. Now I’m going to head out and have some proper adventures in the snow today!… Read the rest

The Perils of Ponchos

  I don’t know about you, but for me, ponchos have always been problematic. I bought my first poncho in Spain – knit with thick, luxurious wool and closing at the neckline with gorgeous unvarnished wood buttons. It was so warm and cozy and it felt like wearing a blanket, which meant it really needed to be worn on cold days. So here’s the thing. In Minnesota, if it’s cold enough to wear that poncho, it’s too cold to wear that poncho. The wind would blow up underneath and chill me to the bone. An engineering flaw for cold weather. So every time I see ponchos, I think of my few attempts wearing my gorgeous poncho and remember those bone-chilling gusts of wind sneaking in underneath and think – nope, not for me. What I needed was one more like this poncho from Zenith – to wear indoors kind of like a high fashion snuggle. But it’s Second Life and so even though there’s snow falling and the pond is frozen over, the winds that ruffle my hair are soft zephyrs carrying billowing warmth – not bone-chilling blasts from Polar Vortex.… Read the rest122714_005

Counting down

More powdery colors… one can never have enough of them, really. I was over at Zaara‘s to pick up some of the lingerie appliers for the Maitreya and the SLink body (please Zaara, make some for Belleza as well!) and camming through the store I remembered I had this beautiful Ashima blouse and haven’t worn it in like forever.
i’m combining it with Ryvolter‘s Frith Knit Ribbed Pencil Skirt for the extra powdery look. No need for contrast in the outfit, it’s stronger for the lack of it. I’m pretty much hooked on Just Design‘s Cult Lacquered pumps because he has them for every body! So today I am wearing the nude ones on my SLink feet with the Maitreya body. The necklace is Nyorai by Mandala, as are mtly ears. Mandala curreny has them out at TMD, and they are 3 in one, human, pixie and elf! Some extra love for my Glam Affair December skin which is currently still available at The Arcade and all the Glam Affair skintones are presets in the Maitreya body HUD, so that’s as easy as it gets!… Read the rest

Last days

It's the last days of the year, and the last days of the month... which means the current rounds of many events will be over soon.

Earlier in the month, I grabbed a few pieces from We Love Role-Play, among them this gown from Evie's Closet and the Faunus Crown headdress from Gauze & Trap.

There are lots more amazing things this round that I probably won't get the chance to feature, but do make the effort to get down there before the round finishes on 31 December, to take advantage of the discounts.

The choker I'm wearing is from Sweet Thing at The Arcade, from the Song of Swans collection which has some really nice pieces. It's 50L a play, which is reasonable.

In contrast, I definitely think some of the machines at The Arcade can seem overpriced - specifically some of the ones priced at 100L (nb some, not all! 100L for a quality skin is still a pretty good price).

I noticed a version of the Drift's De Vrouw vest at The Dressing Room Fusion but didn't like the colours available there, so I tp'd to the mainstore and picked up the the 'Wildlife' version instead.… Read the rest

#773 Inspiration d’autrefois

Today I share with you a new release with a vintage inspiration. I chose to show it to you in the red color but it exists in black too.
Look at this short sexy dress and enjoy!

Credits :

Hair : Wasabi Pills - Julia meshSkin : DeeTaleZ - Skin Around The World / KimberEyes : Ikon - Perspective EyesNail polish : Kosh - SLink Applier / Opaque Gloss Fingernails Arcade December 2013Dress : Tameless - Laces and Bows Dress mesh NEWBoots : Gos - Equestrian Boots meshChoker : Junbug - Crystal Acorn ChokerEarrings : Cae - Pomme de Pin Earrings mesh Clutch : Gang/Cold - Brocadia Clutch mesh
Poses :
Photo 1 : Eternal Dream - Look At Me Poses SetPhotos 2 & 3 : oOo Studio - Lookbook Poses Set

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Avatar in a Box Challenge

The lovely Vanessa Blaylock has started a new challenge called Avatar in a Box! She was inspired by Hugh Kretschmer‘s 2006 art/fashion piece Special Delivery where he lovingly assembled outfits and body parts in a box, which you can see in her post. I didn’t really want to cut up my avatar in pieces like […] The post Avatar in a Box Challenge by Strawberry Singh appeared first on StrawberrySingh.com.

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Feliz Navidad, 2014

This year has had many ups and downs. When I look back to the same time last year, I don't think I would have imagined all that happened this year would come to pass. I think the thing I'm most grateful for is that a few people I've had in my life for years now, remain as such. Perhaps not as close, as life happens…but still there. It's a nice reminder that not everything fades away. I think for the most part, the downs have made the ups seem sweeter, but I wished so hard for less downs. Ever optimistic that perhaps 2015 will bring the ups I've been working so hard toward for myself as well as the most beautiful part of my life…my little boy. We shall see, huh? Until then, enjoy your holidays and hold your happiness tightly ♥ dust bunny . the dreamers cottage door *Available @ The Arcade*
[PM]Pixel Mode – Refurbished Sleigh Bed Bench *Available @ FaMESHed Dec*
[PM]Pixel Mode – Lighted  Reindeer – Birch *Available @ FaMESHed Dec*
[PM]Pixel Mode – Potted Birch Tree *Available @ FaMESHed Dec*
dust bunny .
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Merry Christmas!

I have been running around in these adorable socks from Erratic all month, but it took Santa to finally get me to take a picture of them. They are still available at The Arcade, so it’s not too late to go over and grab a pair (or two, or three)! I hope your holiday is wonderful and full of love and laughter.  Merry Christmas!! Shopping List Socks: Erratic – Holiday Socks (The Arcade) Santa: K’s – Mesh Santa Avatar Pose: Kuro – Hi… (modified slightly with Animare) <3

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Silent Night—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

Silent night, Holy night All is calm, all is bright Continue reading →

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It all started on December 3rd. Addler the Butler Otter promoted the Brothers Squirrel as his Majorly Mostly Assistant Decoration Wranglers. Mostly because they had paws that could reach and grab and twist and twine, and poor Addler himself had always been somewhat paw-challenged due to his round tummy that he was extremely proud of.
After the decorations came Addler’s favourite part: baking! Not that he could bake anything himself (see: paw-challenged), but the Hamster Baking Brigade was extremely professional and a joy to watch and sniff. One of the bunlings had taken the art of Learning Letters very seriously and could now read almost every other word from the Big Book of Noms. He told Addler every other word was ‘nom’, and who was Addler to question his learned ways. While the critters on the table plateau were focused on baking, a disaster struck on the lower level: suddenly everything except the rugs was lava! The Bunling learning the Art of Scribbling immediately made an alarm flag.Read the restjoulunlaitto1bs

It’s Twelve 23

My presents are wrapped, mostly. I think I’m done. I hope I’m done. I have new GORGEOUS gift boxes from Alouette if you’re looking for some. I get annoyed when I still see gift boxes that are like 20 prims. Really? These are awesome and low land impact for your decorating pleasure. I prefer to put my gifts under the tree and I got a script from Artizan for delivery, it only will give each box to the person I designate. It makes me happy to see my tree so full of gifts for my friends. Only two days left. Can you believe it? I don’t know if I’m ready? I mean, I HOPE I’m ready. It doesn’t matter if I am though, it’s coming full force ! CHRISTMAS is on the way. I added new stockings this year from LARK for my kitties – I think they’ll appreciate it. They are some very spoiled kitties to be sure. I have a little collection of stockings I’m realizing, I don’t even have half of them out this year! I accidentally bought new hair at Barber Yumyum when I was talking to Luna the other day.… Read the rest

2014 Advent Calendar at The Arcade December

On 22nd December 2014 · By Cory Edo · With Leave a comment
In Buildings and Landscaping, Second Life, Trompe Loeil · Tags ,
The crowds at The Arcade’s December round are thinning out – make sure you stop in and get our 2014 Advent Calendar and play the gatcha for all 12 keys and the fabulous holiday prizes that await inside! This year’s Advent Calendar is a full village display that makes the perfect holiday centerpiece – grab it for free at the board in front of the gatcha machine, or at our Mainstore. Play the gatcha – only $L25 per play and no rares – to get all 12 keys that light up the corresponding number on the display and light up the town. Each key gives you a mod/transfer holiday decor gift as well! From stand-alone snowflakes to lanterns, three different trees and a projector that casts snowflakes on your wall (projection lighting must be enabled), this year’s selection of prizes are our most fashionable yet! Head to The Arcade before December 31st to win the entire collection!

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Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round

The LookSkin Aimi Ivy NaturalEyes Ikon Hope ChocolateSweater Tee*fy Noel Sweater Dress Grey Hunt Prize at the Inspiration Point HuntLeggings Tee*fy Soft Wool Jersey Leggings Hunt Prize at the Inspiration Point HuntHat and Hair LaViere- Christmas/DriedChilli  Hunt Prize at the Inspiration Point HuntNails Bella Elephante 12 days of Christmas Day 4 FestiveCard flowey x Teawood / Vintage Holiday Greeting Cards Hunt Prize at the Inspiration Point HuntPillow Floorplan pile of books FLFPointsetta's Artisan Fantasy Snowden Peaks - Poinsettia Crate - Red @ We Love RoleplayPresents Artisan Fantasy Snowden Peaks - Gift Boxes @ We Love RoleplayGingerbread House dust bunny .Gingerbread house @ The Arcade
The Creators at Inspiration Point are at it again with fabulous Hunt Prizes for all of us.  All you have to do is grab the Map on any of the hunt signs on the Sim.  Wear the hud and it will help you find the great prize listed above and many many more.… Read the rest

#771 Un coin de verdure

My look of the day is a casual, sexy and a bit dark one. I mixed n' matched items you can find in some current events with items I already had in my inventory to create it.
Please note the very beautiful pair of shoes by Sax Shepherd Designs is an exclusive item created for the 21Shoe event and will be available tomorrow (December 21st) only for a special offer with another amazing pair. I'm absolutely not sure these items will be still in the mainstore after the end of 21Shoe.
I hope you will enjoy it. You will find the styling card below.

Credits :

Hair : Catwa - Kim meshHead : SLink - SLink Visage Head mesh Skin : DeeTaleZ - Face Laura PowderEyes : Ikon - Perspective EyesNail polish : Kosh - SLink Applier Tricolor White Arcade December 2013Jacket : Insanya - Kelly Jacket mesh NEW FrostSkirt : DRBC - Saddle Skirt mesh NEW Gothmas By GaslightShoes : Sax Shepherd Designs - Aphrodite Jeweled Stiletto Holiday mesh (for SLink feet) NEW 21ShoeNecklace : Maxi Gossamer - Necklace Isis Solar Magic meshRing : Cae - Eternity mesh NEWBelly Chain : GeWunjo - Bela Belly Chain
Poses :Photos 1, 2 & 4 : Purple Poses - Amelie Poses Set NEW FrostPhoto 3 : Marukin - Winter's Breath Poses Set NEW Collabor88

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Under the Tree

I shouldn’t really look yet. There’s still many days until 24th. Should be good and keep it all a mystery until then. No point in spoiling your own surprises, now is there? But I can smell the tree, I can see the shadows the lights cast on the wall, I can almost feel the candles as warmth, there’s so many of them… what was that? There’s sounds! Small shuffling sounds… a small woof! Shh, this never happened! I’ll re-pack the boxes and pretend to be surprised, yesyes. Or say it was just to save the presents from the rambunctious pup. Yes, perfect excuse! Shinies and small critters. The very best things under the tree. The dress by Senzafine, the jewelry by Eclectica, nails by Beautiful Freak and the Pandora gift boxes by Libertine are all available in Gothmas by Gaslight, you can find them in Cursed: straight booth slurls in the credits. The shoes are an upcoming release by House of Rain: this particular pair will be a part of the 21 Shoe’s exclusive deals on 21st of December.… Read the restunderthetree1cs

In the end, what we regret most …

  … are the chances we never took …   ***click pic for bigger size*** things on me: body by Belleza
head by TMP
hands by SLink
sweater by Zenith@Kustom 9
Leggings (belleza applier) by Izzie’s
scarf by erratic @ The Arcade
hair by tram
wreath by [The Forge] @ The Arcade things I used:
house by Scarlet Creative
Christmas Tree by LAQ Decor
drapes by  {what next}t
Sled with Logs by Pixel Mode
merry & bright by floorplan
Holly Wreath Candles by StoraxTree
Branch wrapped candles by Sway’s
Wrap It Up – ready to give by Second Spaces @ The Arcade
Box of Xmas Baubles by Urban Daisies
wooden ladder with lights by Botanical

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