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The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by….

The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by. – Alek Wek
I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. – Brene Brown

Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1 (Hands & Feet as well)
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Hair: Stealthic – Cadence Reds (comes with Style hud)
Shirt: Razor – Ripped Half Tank Gacha – Hollywood Teal PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Pants: Blueberry – DeadWool Lady Jeans – Capri Jeans
Shed: .THOR. The Old Shed SUPER RARE PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Picnic Blanket: {moss&mink} Picnic in the Park – Picnic Blankets RARE PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Picnic Basket: {moss&mink} Picnic in the Park – Pic-a-nic Basket PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Books: .THOR. #10- The Old Books PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Drink: {moss&mink} Picnic in the Park – Honey Milkshake PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*

Donut Plate 1: Unkindness – La Confiserie Donut Plate Icing PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Donut Plate 2: Unkindness – La Confiserie Donut Plate Sprinkles PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Sandwiches: {moss&mink} Picnic in the Park – Jelly Sandwiches PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Coffee: .THOR. #6 The Coffee Cup PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Fruit Platter: {moss&mink} Picnic in the Park – Starry Treats PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Cake: Unkindness – La Confiserie Gacha – Lollipop Cake PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Radio: .THOR. #3 The Vintage Radio PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Jar of Fireflies: .THOR. #5 The Jar of Fireflies PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Map: .THOR. #11-The Travel Memories 2 PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Letter & Pictures: .THOR. #11-The Travel Memories PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Grass: Boudoir – Animated Grass 1
Tree: The Little Branch – WeepingWillow.V3 (Animated)
Wall: Apple Fall – Farrow Garden Wall

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It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences…

I’m an Exquisite Black Queen! I like, love, and celebrate myself. I don’t fit society’s beauty standards, but I’m beautiful to me. I know my worth and I respect who I am as a woman. I’ve got beauty on the inside and that makes me empowered and powerful. I’m fearless and comfortable in my own skin. I’ve got flaws, but I’m still confident! This Queen right here is flawed yet phenomenal, valuable and unique! – Stephanie Lahart

 

Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
EyeShadow: Adored – Envy Shadow –  PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Hair Base: Tableau Vivant – Lelutka Hair Base 2 – Reds
Head Wrap: Belle Epoque – Dream of Africa Gacha Hat #3 – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Earrings: Mandala – Kyara Jewelry Set Volcano
Necklace: Mandala – Kyara Jewelry Set Volcano
Dress: Belle Epoque – Dream of Africa Gacha Dress RARE (Has Hud for 6 different colors) – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*

Pose: Di’s Opera – Aesthetic – Aesthetic 2

Location: Devin

Give your heart and soul to me, And Life will always be La Vie En Rose….

 

Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn’t methodical, but jazz isn’t messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon. – Nat Wolff

Jazz stands for freedom. It’s supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don’t be a perfectionist – leave that to the classical musicians. – Dave Brubeck

 

PocketGacha is starting it’s September Round on September 15, 2017. KraftWork has made a beautiful Shotgun Jazz Club. The craftsmanship of this collection is beyond beautiful and is a must have for those music lovers as well as lovers of all things vintage.

I also did a teaser video of the Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha Set by KraftWork which you can watch above. I really enjoyed putting it together and how this collection was able to inspire me to create something that I am truly proud of.

 

 Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 4.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Hair: Little Bones – Mara The Redheads
Hat: Zenith – Vintage Rose Hat (All colors) – RARE
Dress: Zenith – Vintage 1940 s dress (Maitreya) -RARE
Bag: Zenith – Leather Incase Bag Black
Shoes: Zenith – Vintage Bow Heels Black -Maitreya

Pose: Foxcity: Night Owl Bento Set – Night Owl 1 (Comes with Cigarette Prop) (Posed Changed by Zenith Bag Animation)

Building: KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha – Shotgun Jazz Club Building Ultra Rare – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Sign: KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha – Shotgun Jazz Club Sign – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Stool: KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha – Shotgun Jazz Club Stool – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Chairs: KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha – Shotgun Jazz Club Simple Chair – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Table: KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha – Shotgun Jazz Club Simple Table – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Pictures: KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club Gacha – Shotgun Jazz Club Rustic Frames 2 – PocketGacha September 2017 *NEW*
Wall: Apple Fall – Farrow Wall Kit – Seasonal
Lantern: Apple Fall – Orsett Double Lantern
Planter: Apple Fall – Shield Terracotta Pot
Bush: Apple Fall – Privet Ball – Autumn
Trees: The Little Branch – OakWood Seasons
Sidewalk: ANC – Ground Panel – Concrete/Ash Gray

 

..You Marry The Person Who You Cannot Live Without… (LuxeBox August 2017)

 

We seek the comfort of another.
Someone to share and share the life we choose.
Someone to help us through the
neverending attempt to understand ourselves.
And in the end,
someone to comfort us along the way.

– Marlin Finch Lupus

 

I normally would have an unboxing video to go along with this post but I simply didn’t have the time or the drive to record a video at the moment. If I record one in the next week I will add it to this post, but I at least wanted to get a picture with the amazing items from this month.

If you didn’t join the Luxe Box in time for the month and you would like to get the items, there are two different ways that you can get it. First you can join the Luxe Box group on the 15’th of the month after it’s been delivered for double the price until 12am of the 16’th of that month or Secondly you can join when enrollment begins on the 1’st of the month and go to the Luxe Box Boutique and buy any of the previous Luxe Boxes. All of this information is listed on the Luxe Box FAQ. All previously released Luxe Boxes are available at the Luxe Box Boutique for the cost of 2000L. To receive the latest Luxe Boxes, it costs 1500L to join the group every month before the 15’th when enrollment ends and the box is delivered. To see what’s in the boxes of previous months, check out the Luxe Box Catalog.

You can find out even more information about Luxe Box; such as designers for the month & contests to win a free Luxe Box on their WebsiteFacebook & Flickr

 

Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Nose Ring: Yummy – Luxury Septum’s – Silver Diamond Septum  The Arcade Gacha Events June 2016
Hair: Moon – Timid Brunettes (modified to red in edit menu) LuxeBox August 2017 *New*
Dress: Stories & Co. by Flowey – Mia Dress LuxeBox August 2017 *New*
Shoes: Empire – Thunbergia LuxeBox August 2017 *New*
Snail on Left hand: MishMish – My Kawaii Snail Pink wearable on hand LuxeBox August 2017 *New*
Gazebo: Tarte – Ashley Gazebo LuxeBox August 2017 *New*
Curtains: Tarte – Gazebo Curtains LuxeBox August 2017 *New*
Chair: The Loft – Wedding Reception Chair – Mrs Silver – RARE  The Arcade Gacha Events June 2016
Tree: The Little Branch – BloomingTree {Lavender}
Petals: The Loft – Wedding Reception – Petal Pathway  The Arcade Gacha Events June 2016
Bouquet: Foxcity – Prop Bouquet (comes with Flowers Bento Set)
Pose: Foxcity – Flowers Bento Set – Flowers-4 (comes with Prop Bouquet)

I Don’t Want to be Saved…

 

The only people for me are the mad ones: the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who… burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles. – Jack Kerouac

Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Eyebrows: Glam Affair – Lelutka Brows 03
Eyes: Song – Yuna Eyes – Frost Eye RARE  PocketGacha August 2017
Eye Shadow: SlackGirl – #4 Eyeshadow Blue  PocketGacha August 2017
Hair: Opale – Hanna Hair Medium Length – Silver Hud  PocketGacha August 2017
Headband: E.Marie – Purrfect Headband Sterling  PocketGacha August 2017
Top: Vale Koer – Preppy Panties Fatpack RARE  PocketGacha August 2017
Panties: Vale Koer – Preppy Top Fatpack RARE  PocketGacha August 2017

Background:
Backdrop: Foxcity. KPOP STAR – 4 – Run Devil Run  PocketGacha August 2017
Neon Signs: (Seven Emporium) 7 – Jesus Saves Neon  PocketGacha August 2017
Neon Signs: (Seven Emporium) 7 – Simple Cross  PocketGacha August 2017
Neon Signs: (Seven Emporium) 7 – Neon Cross Blue  PocketGacha August 2017
Chair & Pose: Le Poppycock – *Comfort Zone* Acrylic Afternoon (Chair-Bare) C88 August 2017

 

Magical Universe..

“When the reason for a thing’s being illuminated, it doesn’t hold the same mystery it does when it is unknown, which is both a wonderful and a horrible revelation. It’s wonderful because it’s like peeking into the universe and understanding a tiny bit of its complexity. It’s also horrible because a little bit of magic is removed from the world with each discovery.” ― Bradley Somer, Fishbowl

 

Credits:

Head: Lelutka – Bento Head Simone 2.7
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)

Tears: Cureless: Dragon Tears (v.1) (modded and used for water)

Eyes Facet: Cureless & Moon Amore – Surrealisme Gacha – Les Larmes Noir The Arcade Gacha Events September 2016

Water Drops: Izzie’s – Wet Body & Face Summerfest 2017
Hair: tram – G0613 (made headband invisible by modifying in Second Life)
Outfit: Cureless & Moon Amore – Surrealisme Gacha – ExpAquarium Body RARE The Arcade Gacha Events September 2016
Fishbowl: Disorderly – Stay Gold Summer Gacha – Fishbowl RARE The Epiphany July 2017

Pose: Di’ Opera  – Editorial 4
Background: Anxiety – Subject

The Joy of Gardening – Designer Showcase: Apple Fall

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. A garden is a grand teacher. – Unknown

 

Currently Apple Fall is having an amazing sale inworld; where items are marked to 25, 50 or 75L only. Please note that giftcards are not included for the sale; those are still full price. Also the sale is only inworld and not on Marketplace.  The sale started on Monday July 17, 2017  and will be going until Friday July 21, 2017. There are so many amazing deals at the sale; that everyone should take a moment and check out. I’ve also personally found 15 items in the mainstore that were marked down to 0L. Free everyone!, of those items; a few were plants and one was the Apple Fall – New York Studio Apartment. The Studio Apartment has a menu where you can change the texture of the walls & floor to 4 different themes, reflecting New York. It’s an amazing steal; and there are many more free items hidden around.

 

Today I bring you a tutorial of how to create your own personal planters using items that I’ve gotten at the Apple Fall Sale. Below you’ll find my video tutorial/vlog on how to unlink items and relink with other items to create your own planter. The possibilities are endless of what you can create with items that are modifiable and can be unlinked.

I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial/vlog and that I helped to show what is possible once you know what to do.

 

 

Credits:

Items used in Tutorial/Vlog to create custom planters

Apple Fall – Milk Urn w/ Wild Geraniums
Apple Fall – Bay Leaf Topiary, 3-Tier
Apple Fall – Buxus Ball, Large
Apple Fall – Square Wood Planter
Apple Fall – Flowering Shrub – Autumn White
Apple Fall – Privet Ball – Autumn

Items that I created using all Apple Fall products renamed:

Wild White Geranium Square Wood Planter
Wild Pink Geranium Square Wood Planter
Wild Red Geranium Square Wood Planter
Flowering Shrub – Autumn White Square Wood Planter
Privet Ball Square Wood Planter
Milk Urn w/ Buxus Ball
Bay Leaf Topiary, 3-Tier Milk Urn

Fence used in picture: Fancy Decor  – Davis Fence Kit (FaMESHed May 2017 )

..Field Of Dreams..

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world”

Harriet Tubman

 

Credits:

Head: Lelutka – Bento Head Simone 2.7
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Maitreya Body Applier
Hands: Vista – Bento Pro Hands V.2
Nails: Empire – Coffin Nails Short (for Vista, Maitreya & Slink)
Rings: Empire – Chici Ring 1 & 2 (From Snowdrop Shoes Release was extra gift) & Avaway – Sherry Engagement Ring
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Summer Hairplay – Alize – Pack 2 RARE @ The Arcade June 2017
Dress: Blueberry – Scarlet – Angelic Dress – C88 August 2016
Flowers: The Little Branch – PoppiesFlowers – RedPoppies{Field} (Mainstore Rebuilding, Marketplace Only)
Pose: FOXCITY. Long Grass (VIP Gift June 17, 2017)

Monday Meme: Second Life Yearbook Smile Challenge!

I’ve mostly been out of the blogging loop and have decided to stay that way for the most part. But as always I am slightly pulled back in by; The Mother of Bloggers, Queen of Photography! Yes this is my personal name for her and I will continue to use it but who else could I be speaking about other than Strawberry Singh!

So she has decided to being Monday Meme’s once again and I couldn’t be happier, as it’s something that I have always enjoyed doing. Also I must note it’s something that can make me blog at least once a week again which isn’t too much for me. Anyways onto this week’s Meme!

Meme instructions: Share an image of your Second Life avatar smiling for a yearbook photo. Don’t forget to share the link to your post in the comments and add your pictures to the new Second Life Yearbook flickr group, you can also share them in the Blog Memes flickr group if you like.

 

Second Life Yearbook Challenge 2015!

I know, I am not smiling but there is a reason for that. I have the AnyPose Expression Hud, which I find quite useful for pictures. There is one thing, I HATE the smiles.. looks like I am going to break into someone’s home and murder them as they sleep…or as if I was giving too many ‘happy’ pills to try to stabilize my mood. So then I went looking at the Loud Mouth which also had me left more than a bit disappointed. So my theme slowly began to take form, I’m angry; this should be so fucking simple! And there I got it, channel my anger into this and make a future mug shot picture because truth be told, I hated smiling for school pictures and was made not once but twice to retake pictures by my mother! So I just used my [Whatever] Teeth 2.0 Pierced that I always wear but with the ‘Hooked’ Mesh Alpha Included! So there you have it, perhaps a bit outside of the box but this is me that we are talking about after all.

 

 

Debating…

It’s been 4 months since I have shut down this blog but I have been debating with myself whether or not to start it back up again or not. I might simply use it to show the pictures that I edit, giving credits of the items worn and that’s all. I’ve really come to enjoy editing photos and learning more and more tricks as well as figuring different things out within Photoshop. I suppose in a way it became my safe haven during the end of the summer and early fall and I would like to show off what I now can do. It’s simply a matter of not letting it control my life as it once did with the need to post each and every single day like I tried to do once before. Posting would be pretty all over the place,if I started once more which is fine by me. I simply want to enjoy it and not let it rule or control my time within SL.

So for now I will continue to debate and leave you with a picture that I did a few days ago.

I hope that you all have been well. ♥

 

Leave The World Behind....

Credits:

Mesh Eyelids: Slink: Slink Mesh Eyelids
Outfit: *Fishy Strawberry*: L’Ange White – Black Necklace @Uber
Hair: ARGRACE – Akane Reds
Pose: From ARGRACE – Akane #1