Tuesday, 31 December 2013


I'm not a big one for New Year's resolutions. I'd rather resolve to do things on my own inner clock. Sometimes, however, I ignore the inner clock's alarm and hit the snooze button. There are a lot of things I should resolve to do as a blogger. Check out more events, keep up with new stores, credit poses more often (the one in this photo is from Diesel Works), among a million other things.

But number one on my resolution list is to reduce and/or better organize my inventory. I wrote about my inventory about a month ago and I'm ashamed to admit that the limited success I had made has completely evaporated as I grab more new releases by the fatpack! I'm at over 39,000 now! I hit 40K and panicked, deleting a bunch more duplicate landmarks.

So this is why I'm leaning against the closet doors (a great item from Digs - fake doors!) to hold my inventory at bay.

Happy New Year, everyone. Don't drink and drive!

Maitreya Stagioni Boots Sand
Maitreya Wool Cardigan Beige (New Release)
Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans - Dirty
Cracked Mirror Layered Tank (blue/red)
Yummy Chunky Scarf - Cranberry (at Collabor88)
DECO - MESH Her Warrior Watch
Maxi Gossamer - Earring - Hampton Boho
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands 
LeLutka - SATO hair - AuburnHaze
Glam Affair - Vera skin - America - FLF E

Cheeky Pea Beresford Vanity - Dazzle
Tres Blah Vanity Accessories (Gacha Items)
Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh Luggage Set (Gacha Items)
Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh Fashion Rack (Gacha Item)
Apple Fall Vanity Flair Magazines
Apple Fall Empire Table Lamp

Monday, 30 December 2013

Getting Ready for the New Year

My new Dutchie kitchen looks like a real cook's kitchen circa 1920. Lucky for me there are things to do in this kitchen besides cook!


Valentina E Jewel Cocktail Dress Red (Group Gift)
TRUTH HAIR Ainsley Ginger (New Release)
Glam Affair - Vera skin - America - FLF C
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
IKON Spectral Eyes (right) - Green
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Thursday, 26 December 2013

A Beautiful Mess

Oh Truth Hawks, I love you. The latest releases are inspired!  The new Gaia hair is casual and tousled and REAL! And for those of us who absolutely can't bear to let the hair stay in our eyes for long, it comes with a slightly tidier version as well. Two styles (sort of) in one! This is one of three styles released right before Christmas. You'll want them all, I promise.


TRUTH HAIR Gaia Ginger pack (New Release)
IKON Spectral Eyes - Green
ISON - leather asymmetrical jacket  (black)
Miamai Catwalk Lashes Glitter 01
Glam Affair - Vera skin - America - FLF E

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Holidays

I wish you all peace and joy for the holiday season and the new year.

PXL Creations JADE PA Winter C2 (VIP Group Gift)
LACUNA XMAS Cami - Candy Cane
IKON Spectral Eyes - Green
Miamai Catwalk Lashes Glitter 01
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
MANDALA pearl rain 2 earrings

Monday, 23 December 2013

Just Call Me Casually Cool

Is there anyone in Second Life that doesn't love the clothes from Maitreya? Right now there are new releases that work beautifully together. The dress and short sleeve sweaters are fabulous! I haven't tried the sweater with other items yet, but I will!

My cute-as-can-be hat hair is a members' gift from Lelutka and Celoe. Members of either group can pick up the fatpack AND a new Christmas tree at either store.

I participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange in SL this year and really enjoyed chatting with my Secret Santa (who is no longer a secret and now on my friend list). The red and black rose Cannibelle tights are one of my gifts from Santa. I wanted tights and stockings with SLink appliers and she delivered! Thanks so much Pink Cardboard!


Cannibelle ~ Wild Roses Tights - Red
Yummy Midsummer Blossom Necklace - Egg Shell
Yummy Winter Flower Ring - Gold
Maitreya Calgary Clutch * Coal
Maitreya Poise Dress * Red (New Release)
Maitreya Wool Cardigan * Turbulence (New Release)
LeLutka - CHILL hair - AuburnHaze (Group Member Gift)
The Skinnery Maya 11 (toffee) BB CL1
IKON Spectral Eyes - Amber (S)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Classic Pointed Pumps Black
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) Mid

Sunday, 22 December 2013

TokiDoki at The Dressing Room Fusion

There are so many great new releases out right now, but I can't pass up a sale. The Dressing Room Fusion is all new and my favorite piece of the new collection is the long sweater from TokiDoki. I'm also loving my new Truth hair and again, that lovely Maya skin from The Skinnery (a gacha item at The Arcade), this time in toffee.


TokiD Juliana sweater_medium (fusion hearts) (at The Dressing Room Fusion)
Ingenue - Odette Heels (Slink Feet Add-On) - Graphite
JANE - drew long sleeve tee.rd raspberry
Maitreya Flare Jeans #7
Maitreya Mesh Shopper - Mischka
TRUTH HAIR Melita (New Release)
the Skinnery Maya 11 (toffee) BB CL1
IKON Spectral Eyes - Amber
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) - Mid

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Hair Fix and other Addictions

There are a lot of great new things to talk about in this picture. First among them is that Truth is back to work *cracks her whip* and has released five new hairs! Plenty of you know about Truth Hair withdrawal. It's only been a few weeks that he hasn't released new hair, but it was a tough few weeks for me!

My new sort-of-schoolgirl vest, shirt and skirt is Tee*fy's new release for Collabor88. I had to get several color combinations and had the toughest time deciding what to show. The owl pendant is an Arcade Gacha item from Maxi Gossamer. Pretty cute, huh?

The new Maya skin, which I'm in love with, is also from The Arcade Gacha Event, a release from The Skinnery. It was the first time I'd tried any skin from that store and I was surprised how much I liked it. Do you ever try on a new skin and say, "Oh shit," because you were hoping it wouldn't appeal to you? I do it all the time, mostly because my skin choices keep getting bigger and bigger (and so does my inventory - don't ask). There's a realism to this skin that makes it different from some of my other favorites. Appliers for our SLink hands and feet are available at the Skinnery Mainstore. I'll be keeping my eye out for more skins from this store, and a full line of this particular skin.


Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Truth Owl - HotPink (at The Arcade)
Maxi Gossamer - Ring - Hampton Boho
Tee*fy Edela Buttoned Skirt Beige (at Collabor88)
Tee*fy Elan Wool Vest Shirt  Pink/White (at Collabor88)
TRUTH HAIR Althea (New Release)
 Fashionably Dead Knee High Mesh Socks (Bubblegum)
Mutresse Sneja Boots (at FaMeshed)
the Skinnery Maya 13 (honey) BB CL1 (at The Arcade)
BeetleBones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
IKON Spectral Eyes - Blue (at FaMeshed)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Cozy with coldLogic Cardigans

I coveted this new release coldLogic cardigan outfit the moment I saw it. There are plenty of color combinations in the fatpacks, but the red and black spoke to me of holiday spirit. The tree is great too, isn't it? It's sold by Purple Poses at an event called Winter Trends 2013. It has four built in Christmas poses for us snap happy bloggers, or you can use it alone for decoration.


coldLogic outfit - hough.garnet cardigan
coldLogic outfit - hough.gunmetal belt
coldLogic outfit - hough.midnight shirt
coldLogic outfit - hough.midnight skirt
IKON Spectral Eyes - Blue
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
TRUTH HAIR Stephania
-Glam Affair - Vera skin - America - FLF D

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Collabor88 - December Edition

There is a lot to love at this December's Collabor88. The wintery theme suits my wintery sim. There are three outstanding homes at Collabor88 to keep us sheltered until the spring weather comes. I'm standing in front of the LISP home, the smallest of the three. I like small. It comes in snowy and non-snowy versions which is good if you don't like changing your home the way you change your dress.

Also from Collabor88 is this adorable coat/dress from The Secret Store, and the bow hair from Clawtooth. It's rare for me to walk around in the same thing for three days, but I made an exception for this ensemble.


Clawtooth: Snuggle Party - Strawberry cream (at Collabor88)
The Secret Store - Sarah Dress Coat - Blueberry (at Collabor88)
ISON - cult riding boots -S- (navy)
Maxi Gossamer - Ring - Hampton Boho
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Glam Affair - Vera skin - America - FLF F
JANE - lil piggies tights.cableknit.bl navy
  IKON Spectral Eyes - Chocolate

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

It's the Principle of the Thing

It's all over the news that the National Security Agency has conducted surveillance in Second Life and World of Warcraft to find terrorists. The New York Times reports that in 2007 a Linden Lab executive made a presentation to the NSA about Second Life. I do remember some kerfuffle about possible terrorists hanging out with us in 2008 in a Congressional hearing. That died down pretty quickly and I sort of forgot about it. Have spy agencies been following me around in SL? Watching me shop and chat with friends? Watched me get NAKED? Some random guy IM'ed me the other day to tell me he liked my legs. Should I worry that he might be some virtual James Bond out to discover my secrets?

I don't really have much expectation of privacy about what I tell other avatars in SL. I do expect, however, that Linden Lab guard my privacy by requiring duly executed court warrants to view my financial data or chat logs. Do I have anything to hide? Not really, but that isn't the point, is it? It's the principle of the thing. Every heard of McCarthyism? The term comes from the witch hunts for Communists in the 1950's spearheaded by one Senator Joseph McCarthy. Based on nothing more than gossip and rumors good people lost their jobs, and were sometimes jailed due to the hysteria about Communist infiltration. Just substitute "terrorist" for "Communist," and you'll see my point.

If you're wondering what this picture has to do with spying on terrorists, it doesn't. That's also part of the point.


Mutresse Lana Shorts
Mutresse Piki Sweater
Mutresse Sneja Boots (at FaMeshed)
Wasabi Pills Sally Mesh Hair - Gingerbread (at FaMeshed)
IKON Spectral Eyes - Green (at FaMeshed)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Belleza Leila Med 4 R
LAQ Decor ~ Christmas Tree - Classic White Snow
DIGS - Landon Fireplace [MESH]
Commoner Monogram Stockings (at The Arcade)
erratic / home - hot chocolate cream (at The Arcade)
erratic / home - candy canes (at The Arcade)
oOo pillow ingenue pose prop (at The Arcade)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

PXL Creations Mia

PXL Creations is teasing us with a pre-release of his new skin, Mia for the fabulous Miamai Black Label show, The Golden Thread. There are three skin tones and three makeups of lovely Mia available now in his mainstore. I can't wait to see the full line!

As you can see, I went back to FaMeshed and picked up more colors of the IKON mesh eyes. Damn, they're beautiful!


PXL Creations MIA ~BlackLabel~ NAT PEACH MEB
D!va Hair "Daisy" (Type A)(Black amber) (at The Arcade)
BeetleBones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
IKON Spectral Eyes - Chocolate (at FaMeshed)

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Let It Fall

Can you tell that I feel sexy in my oh-so-tall SLink Pricilla stilettos? Siddean Munro added some new colors to three new releases and sent a gift to those of us who participated in a questionnaire about which colors we wanted to see. All of the new shoes designed for the brand new high feet are now available at the SLink mainstore.

I've been lately seeing some poses with great prop hair on Flickr and blogs I follow, so I had to check it out for myself. What do i mean by the term "prop hair?" Well, I wouldn't wear these just walking around but for certain poses a regular hair just doesn't look quite right. There are two gorgeous prop hairs at Argrace, a store that has been around for a long time but is new to me. I love how my tresses fall behind me in this pose. The hair comes with five great poses, but for this picture I used the Diesel Works Bella Chair prop to show off shoes and hair together.

The skin I'm showing so much of is a preview of PXL Creation's Mia. This is a three makeup, three skintone pre-release for the Black Label Fashion event. I'll be showing you more of this lovely new skin tomorrow. Uh - by that I mean a close up of the face. I know what you were thinking! ;-P


ARGRACE Saki - Ginger with Hairbase
One Bad Pixel Glimmer Bikini Black
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink AvEnhance Feet High
Slink Mesh eyelids (alpha) (photo prop)
Slink Priscilla Plateau Heels Ivory

Friday, 6 December 2013

Jalwa Skin at We Love Roleplay

Jalwa Skins keep getting better and better. Creator Chandra Masala has a lovely new specialty skin at the latest We <3 Roleplay event. It come in the goth shade with or without white eyebrows and a closed or open mouth version. Appliers for our SLink hands and feet are available at the main store. Since I wasn't exactly in a fantasy mood but loved the makeup and parted lips, I went for the no brow version and added Mynerva brows from my inventory. It works, doesn't it? I may need to go on an eyebrow buying spree just to mix things up for new looks with my skins.

I can't get enough of my new mesh eyes from IKON, currently at FaMeshed. I'm going to go back to get another color or three.


Jalwa - Snow Queen - Goth - Cleavage - Teeth - Browless (at We <3 Roleplay)
Mynerva Eyebrow Style 2~Black Light
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Valentina E. Dita Tucked Chemise Black
Bliensen + MaiTai - Moonchild - Earrings - Dark Silver
IKON Spectral Eyes (at FaMeshed)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Cracked Mirror's Trench Coat at FaMeshed

Every time any of my favorite designers release a coat for the season I tend to snap it up. When I'm cold in real life I tend to want to see my avatar all bundled up as well. The double breasted trench coat from Cracked Mirror keeps me warm and is also versatile enough to wear into Spring. It layers well over skinny jeans and leggings. You'll find this coat in a variety of colors at December's FaMeshed. Happy shopping!


Rebel Hope Petra Bag
Cracked Mirror Royal Trench Coat (brown) (at FaMeshed)
League Snood -Tribal (chest)
Baiastice Ellen ankle boot-leather coffee
coldLogic leggings - hill.cocoa
TRUTH HAIR Fernanda (New Group Gift)
Maxi Gossamer - Earring - Hampton Boho
IKON Spectral Eyes (at FaMeshed)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands 
Belleza - Leila Med 4 R

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Winter Is Coming

The point of today's post is Strawberry Singh's weekly meme. This week we're going to talk about the winter season. I just turned our home sim to winter (surprise April and Ayla!) with the help of Alex Bader's gorgeous Studio Skye textures and landscaping so taking a photo was easy. On to the challenge.

Meme Instructions: Take a wintery picture and/or answer the following questions about the season. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in Berry's comments and share your picture in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.
  1. What is the December/Winter season like where you live? – I live in Ohio bordering Kentucky. We get snow most years, but not like they do further north. People transplanted from snowier climates snicker at how panicked we get when we're expecting a snowstorm. They all claim we don't know how to drive in the snow which may be true. But those superior northern snow drivers are used to driving on snow where roads lie flat. We're a city of hills, some quite steep. Go ahead Chicagoans! Stop at that red light at the bottom of Ravine Street and hope the bus behind you manages to stop, too!
  2. When you think of winter, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? – When I think about it it's romantic. Soft sweaters, cuddling under down comforters, hot chocolate with marshmallows, that sort of thing. Reality is different. Scraping car windows, shoveling sidewalks, hoping the ice storm doesn't break limbs off of trees and knock down power lines.
  3. Have you ever played any extreme winter sports? – When my two sons were little I decided we would all learn how to ski. We needed some outdoor activity for the winter. I'm glad I made that decision. The boys are pretty good skiers - one has also taken up snowboarding - while I have always been happy making my way slowly down the green slopes. So to answer the question - no. My biggest goal in skiing was to make sure I knew how to slow down and stop.
  4. What do you like most about this season? – After December I must admit I'm kind of ready for Spring. I like the holidays and I like wearing the cozy sweaters. Hot chocolate is pretty cool, too.
  5. Do you celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday during this time of year? – We're a multicultural family through marriage so we celebrate Christmas and Hannukkah with love and respect for both traditions.

FATEplay Scarf - Evans
ISON - oversized wool coat (green)
LeeZu! Yukatan Pants and boots /olive
Tee*fy Turtle Neck Basic Sweater Grey 
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Belleza - Leila Med 4 R

Monday, 2 December 2013

It's December!

It's December and in Second Life that means new releases at events like The Arcade Gacha Event and FaMeshed. Pure Poison, one of my favorite jewelry makers, has this delightful star jewelry and clutch purse at the Arcade. I feel kind of bad ass in this eyepatch. Just don't call me the Governor. The D!va hair is also at the arcade. It comes with the option of starry hair decorations which you can turn off as I did for this photo. I love the versatility.

The jacket and skirt are new mix and match Baiastice releases at FaMeshed. My Arcade win of the Ingenue silver shoes was the perfect match!

Lastly, but certainly not least, an exciting new release at FaMeshed this month is Ikon's new mesh eyes. Finally Ikon mesh eyes and they're gorgeous!

Go to the Arcade HERE.
Go to FaMeshed HERE.


D!va Hair Daisy (Type A)(Black amber) (at The Arcade)
Baiastice Kaji Jacket with top-orchid (at FaMeshed)
Baiastice Tulle Skirt-grey (at FaMeshed)
IKON Spectral Eyes - Green (at FaMeshed)
Ingenue - Noella Heels - Silver (at The Arcade)
Pure Poison - Star Broche (at The Arcade)
Pure Poison - Star Clutch (at The Arcade)
Pure Poison - Star Earrings (at The Arcade)
Pure Poison - Star Eyepatch (at The Arcade)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) - Mid
-Belleza- Leila Med 4 R