Do You…

Do you ever stop to wonder about how much you have changed since you joined Second Life? I was turning out my inventory and came across some old pictures of me along with some clothes that I had forgotten about..not sure you all out there are ready for this but if you have a sensitive nature please look away now… don’t say I didn’t warn you ..yes this was me when I was on the verge of becoming a Vampire…

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Back when

This was my system body look and yes even with those fangs LOL.. the thing was when  I first joined, to lived in a large castle, go out hunting but asking people if they wished to join a clan, not just biting them….My King and Queen of the Clan that I belonged to were the best, we were a family, people used to speak to each other say hello not just in groups but to each other, it’s sad to me that a lot of that is now lost no one seems to have the time to speak, lots of times you’re just ignored – Also just as sad are some of the people that I was with then have either passed away, left SL or moved on to other things.. but have to say was a great group of friends that I made during those days…We used to meet up at *Bloodlines East* even though the Vampire are not as prevalent as it was when I first joined ~ it is still there for those of you that want to try it..

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Standing at Bloodlines

But times change and new bodies and heads are now the thing that interest most, yes there are still a few groups of the shall I say ‘old school’ left that are into vampires or slaves but for the most part things are changing in a big way. I have moved on myself to new things like Blogging and finding new places to explore… I thought I would show you a picture of me now,

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Present Day Me

Am looking soft feminine and girly, but don’t be fooled as my look is always being updated so please make sure you watch this space for further updates.. lol you never know what you may see me wearing or looking like …’laughs’ ~ Till next time Be Safe
Hugs Dena ♥

What am wearing:
Vamp Look
Cicily skin/ oak/7 Deadly Skins
*TKW* Razo/Hair /Hair-fair
CATWA Tongue piercing
IKON Triumph Eyes – Electric
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Mini Skirt MAITREYA/AlmaMiranda
N-core CIARA “Strappy Edition” Black (Maitreya Lara)
Top MAITREYA/AlmaMiranda
YS &YS Shape tweaked

Present Day Look
.:KC:. BRAZILIA
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
enVOGUE HAIR – Beyonce/fair gift
IKON Triumph Eyes- Electric
[hh] Bonnie Leggings MAITREYA
[hh] Bonnie Top MAITREYA
YS&YS Shape tweaked

Shot on Bloodlines using poses from LumiPro 2017 ~ and on Starr’s Residence also using poses from LumiPro 2017

Time flies…

Cant believe that on the 2nd of September I have been in SL Nine years ~I know right Nine years~ time just seems to have flown by with it so many people have come into my life,some have stayed, some have just been passing through and other have gone on to pastures new.One thing I will say it that Zak Zamin has always been there to pass me a Birthday pin and want to shout out a big Thank You to him for doing that it’s much appreciated.  With that now said thought I would bring you a closet post as I have been trying to sort it out a bit ~Please don’t laugh I know it is bulging at the seams but give a girl a chance she will get there in the end with her cleaning lol~

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From my closet

This is something I took out, looked at, tried it on, and really liked it.. I thought together they made a good looking combination-great for weekend wearing when you just want to look good and feel comfortable and now let me show you in more detail …

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This winning combination comes from Sage named Josie and is just right for the chilly starts that are coming up here this side of the pond (UK).  The cozy hooded jacket with its drawstring ties along with the bandanna top underneath ~ with a extensive hud not only for the jacket but the under top too – along with that Sage has given you the option of being able you change the lettering on the top too ~  have to say that I just love the clothes from this store there is so much thought and details the creator has put into the outfits ~

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You’re just going to love the jeans too as you are able to change both the front and the back textures with great detailing to the pockets and the belt to the waistband.  They are straight fitting skinny with tight ankles and a zip trim to the back …Now the only decision to make is which version from the solids that I am wearing, the stripes or the patterns ~ where to get either or all of these versions you have either Marketplace or Sage’s Main Store ~ just to let you in on a little hint that if you become a group member this outfit is ONLY 99L and that is a huge huge bargain one of the perks to becoming a group member of SAGE ~ as I wander around her mainstore am finding more and more stuff that I know will be getting at another time ~ Till next time stay safe ~ Dena♥

Am Wearing:
Skin by Pink Fuel-Hazel- April – Powder-Pack
::MA:: Maitreya High Wedge Sneakers “Kingston”
IKON Triumph Eyes- Electric
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Sage- Josie Jeans MAITREYA
Sage- Josie Jacket/Top MAITREYA
[e] Elika hair
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape Tweaked

Shot all on location of Foxcity using the handbag poses from LumiPro 2017

Container living…

Container living comes in many shapes and variations but still can make wonderful homes that are unique as well as they are at times space saving ~ You could take one, two or however many you like to create a very different living area ~ We want to show you what we did with the shipping containers that Starr received from the Builders Box May subscription ~ since this is an exclusive item for Builders Box you could search for something similar or go to Marketplace and buy May’s box which is filled with not only the container but 9 other builds as well ~ If you would like more information on the Builders Box subscription please click HERE  as the next one will be November and from the Ad it looks like a really awesome one just in time for Christmas holidays…have to say I am impressed with what you get included in the price, so much so that i’m thinking I may even subscribe myself, with just a little thought and imagination you can create yourself a truly unique place to live.  Starr and myself had a wonderful time making this home from the self grown fruit and vegetables in one container, outdoor shower unit,  upstairs living quarters, and to the chill out space on the roof ..this is something we both have got a lot of joy out of creating for you to see…

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Container Living

As you see from the image above we used 3 containers to create this space ~ each container is copy/mod which really helped with creating ~ let me get Starr to show you close up of each section and let her describe what we did ~

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Kitchen Area 

We wanted to create a kitchen area ~ we kept it fairly sparse but am sure you could add a lot more in this space ~ Zeus really took up a lot of area but he was not going to be left out ~ sink and stove are combined and we had to include a coffee area as I know for myself coffee is a must not sure about Dena but don’t talk to me in the morning until I have that first sip of caffeine ~

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Sleeping & Relaxing 

Taking the ladder upstairs you are able to walk into the sleeping/living area with a nice comfy hammock for night time or just relaxing to watch TV ~ our kitty prefers resting up here away from Zeus ~

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Outdoor Chill Area 

Next door to the living quarters we wanted to make sure we did use available space and this could be a reading area, little cocktail area or what as you see above there is plenty of room to add as much or as little you want ~

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Garden Center 

Yes Dena and myself love gardening so we are growing a lot of vegetables to help sustain us with an abundance of food ~ temps are hot and the other kitty decided to find a box to play and sleep in ~ since working in the garden does get both of us sweaty we needed an area to  clean up and what better is our outdoor shower ~

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Shower area 

Very basic with no frills but has plenty of hot/cold water to get us clean xcept we did forget a place to hang the towels ~ give you some of the details that the container is only 14 prims empty and if you look hard enough or your inventory is expansive you can really use your imagination to create a nice living space ~ Dena and I really had a lot of fun putting this together with items that we had collected or looked on Marketplace trying to keep those items on the cheep ~ not sure what our next project will be but I do know personally that I failed miserably as a Bestie in not being more observant and missed Dena’s REZ DAY ~ YES she is now joined the ranks along with me and others of being in SL for 9 years!!! ~ Time does fly and again I am thankful that her and I met as we clicked right away ~ HAPPY REZ DAY DENA TEARDROP and may you and I share many more as Besties!!!! Dena has listed all the items we used naming the creator ~ some are past items but a lot you just have to look for on Marketplace ~ thanks to all that do take time out to read, support and follow this blog ~ peace out and hugzz from both of us..

Items Used 
Minnie Tunwarm Potting table~
[CIRCA] – “Botanical Garden” Potting Table – Light Wood w/ Mint~Katy Dirkle
(Zenmai Voom)Vegetables with box~ぜんまい・マキ 
[ free bird ] Growing Garden – Tomato Plant~Cortez Brandriss
POTATO/CELERY/CUCUMBER/SPINACH/LETTUCE/TOMATO/RASPBERRY~333 qυєєи (diabolica Alderson)
Tomato Plant 2.1~Chandra Chambers
[CIRCA] – “Nature Valley” Pumpkin & Gourd Crate GIFT ’16~Cherelle Capra
JIAN Curious Kitties :: Gacha Garden Birthday Present~JIAN (JianSL Resident)
Tree – 12′ Palm X 10~Eric Linden
HCC Awning 2 1~Heavenly Canucci
A.D.D.Andel! Tire Planter-Fern~Andel Rhiadra
{what next} House Plant – Agave~Winter Thorn
Wicker Table with fruits~MW Boa
Fruit Cocktail by Tiki Tattoo~Hatzfeld Runo
Cocktail~MW BoaDi’Cor Delia Wicker Sofa~Di’Cor (Olga012 Resident)
Di’Cor (Olga012 Resident)~Winter Thorn
{what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree~Winter Thorn
Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden – Potted Plant – B~Soyoy Resident.S&S. Retro TV~
Henry Elias (Henry Haystack)~Henry Elias (Henry Haystack)
Shadow Box Coffee Table – Soft Blue with Shells SH~Alexandra (AlexandraLara Resident)Malibu – painting 3~Novocaine Islay
*Lok’s* Floor Lamp Oval (White)~Sera Lok
LISP – Vintage Summer Rugs – Beige Pale~Lainy Voom
hammock~Vivi Bracken (Vivian Omizu)
.:revival:. nordic chair~Momentous Resident
{what next} ‘House Plants – Set of 3 (boxed)~Winter Thorn
Jian :: Kitty Pillow (Prints)~JIAN (JianSL Resident)
{what next} Boathouse Cottage Planter #2 (no shadow)~Winter Thorn
-LEO- ladder~Leon (Leon1 Footman)
Weimaraner Dog Chew Toy – Mesh – Full Perm~Hannah Kozlowski
3prim Dark Oak Barstool x2~Rosie (Rosie Karuna)
CandyKitchen-Fridge~Ȼɦёɼɼɣ (Saera Ellisson)
Simple Cream Shaggy Rug~Mαɳɖi Loχεℓɥ Jαɱεs (Mandilena Loxely)
GREY STRIP RUG~ ღ Ɗҽ ღ (Delia Sapphire)
CandyKitchen-OverCounter2~Ȼɦёɼɼɣ (Saera Ellisson)
(Decor) – COFFEE Prep Table~The Huntress (Earth Nirvana)
(Decor) – COFFEE Hanger~The Huntress (Earth Nirvana)
(Decor) – COFFEE Cans~The Huntress (Earth Nirvana)
Sequel – Sugar Fixes Everything Art (Rez)~Fallacy DeCuir
CandyKitchen-CounterIsland~Ȼɦёɼɼɣ (Saera Ellisson)
WallSaying1~Starr Ghost
comet + hunny jar + gift~·therra laveau doe· (captainwonderpanties Resident)
Candy Jar Tall – Strawberry X2~Malone Brandi
Can of Mackerel~Quark Yifu
Tropical Plant 1 x5~Eric Linden
Fruit Plate~Qarl Linden
FURNITURE Picnic Table (17 Prims)~Tracey Kato
Toro. Bath Mat + Slippers~Hi how are you all (Jammeh Resident
Toro. Old Steel Shower~Hi how are you all (Jammeh Resident)
Toro. Shampoo Rack~Hi how are you all (Jammeh Resident)
Toro. Old Steel Shower~Hi how are you all (Jammeh Resident)
Steel backboard and shower roof~Dena Teardrop
*HEXtraordinary* Parakeet Pal – Sunrise

Created and shot all on Starr’s Platform high in the Sky ~

Garden of Absentia…

With not many days left of this month’s Designer Showcase left I just had to show you this great fitting dress by *Julz* it is called  Jersey Dress, fits like a glove, accentuating every last little curve of the body..Having a halter neckline and cutouts to the bottom of the dress gives this a whole new edge lol sorry for the play on words there~ …but it’s true as you can see it gives you glimpses of your thigh as well as your lovely legs.

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Wearing Jersey Dress by Julz

Blue is one of my favorite colors as you can see here when I landed at a place called Garden of Absentia as I make some new friends with these cute baby lambs in their woolly jumpers ~ Garden of Absentia is  a beautiful and wonderful place of discovery; a place of awareness, hope and remembrance; an experience and exploration. They take pride in raising awareness for autism, bullying, domestic violence, depression and cancer. The Cancer Memorial offers candles to light for loved ones as a remembrance, as well as those those fighting as well as survivors ~ please take some time here to explore and give thanks for for those who are still fighting and them that survive these ordeals…

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Back view of Jersey Dress by Julz

Green is not a color I tend to wear very often so thought I would brave it for you ~ am surprised I am liking it more than I thought I would – of course each of us is different and that’s where Julz gives us a color choice  to make up our own minds but you can see these and others at Designer Showcase and with stripes being very on trend in the RL think *Julz* is on to a winner here with this dress..think these little pug puppies might agree ..what do ya think fella’s?
they are nodding in agreement as I turn and walk away laughing. Am sure you have noticed the calendar date and as we inch closer to the end of the month which is 5 days away then Designer Showcase will close till October that said take this RIDE and wander around picking up all the great bargains along with this dress-till next time Be Safe Hugs Dena♥

Am Wearing:

CATWA HEAD Catya
ICONIC:HF:KATHERINE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
JULZ Jersey Stripped Dress Blue/ Green Fitmesh Model Maitreya
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape Tweaked

Shot all on location of Garden of Absentia using poses from the Anny series by AnyB poses ~*sorry no longer available* And one last nite I do apologize for not including what Catwa Skin Applier am wearing ~ 

Together again…

Starr and I often find ourselves turning up in the same outfit or hair and on some occasions both, as this happened again today when we wanted to do a dual blog post wearing Loulou the outfit that is by FurtaCor at Designer Showcase this month…btw please keep reading down to the credits as there will be a notice about Designer Showcase…

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Myself & Starr wearing Loulou by Furtacor

I chose the vivid pink with Starr choosing the black and white zigzag pattern she teamed hers with the black sandal with myself the white as a contrast but you can see they fit us well and we had fun trying them out on the jet ski that is also included along with the sandals too so glad to say we did not lose any of our clothing as we laughed at our antics while out on the water~

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Ready for a quick race on the Jet Ski’s 

These are really nice jet ski’s as they have all kind of neat features and go really really fast ~ so much you can notice we are up in the air after speeding over a wave that we navigated through ~ there are 3 speeds, options to change boat color as well…And the best feature is Furtacor includes this along with the sandals, outfit and cute bag for one low price ~ pssst it is a bargain ladies ~

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Flamingo Bag by FurtaCor

Deciding to find dry land Starr thought to  show you the Flamingo bag that that comes with this too just right for your beach-time must haves don’t you think his head makes a cute little handle? And last those adorable sandals too

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Sandals also included 

The entire outfit comes with a Hud that you can change the top, bottoms, sandals with a nice variety of solids and patterns as you can see Dena and I wearing ~ Summer might be dwindling down for some and others it just might be beginning or never gets cold either way this is a great outfit for you to have in your inventory ~ getting close to the end of the month so you do not want to miss out here is my TAXI to whisk you away…Till next time both of us want to say be safe, be kind to one another as life is too short not to…♥♥

Credits: First we both have to say huge Thank you to FurtaCor for giving us the opportunity to wear these outfits ~ Second another huge huge thank you to Aisha Convair owner of Designer Showcase for all her hard work with the Showcase and with that she is taking a very much needed break for the month of September YAY finally and will reopen Designer Showcase in October at the usual time ~

Dena is wearing:
Amara Catwa skin applier Kelly
*Skyye Inx & Skins* Kitten Navel Ring
::::FurtaCor:::Loulou Panties::Maitreya
::::FurtaCor:::Loulou Sandals
:::FurtaCor:::Loulou Top::Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya
ICONIC:HF:KATHERINE:
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape ~ tweaked

Starr is wearing:
*barberyumyum*bangs
::::FurtaCor:::Loulou panties::Maitreya
::::FurtaCor:::Loulou Sandals
::::FurtaCor:::Loulou Summerbag
:::FurtaCor:::Loulou Top::Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya v2.16
CCD – Nose Piercing
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
ICONIC:HF:KATHERINE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Darkstar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
~Misha Jesuil~ Belly Ring Dreamcatcher
*YS&YS* Catwa Shape ~ tweaked
Essences Catwa Skin applier Isela ~ Aug Powderpack

First Sail…

With the summer rays now in full flow it’s time to make the most of those bikini’s and *Finale Couture* has some lovely bikini’s for purchase at Designer Showcase this month which is on until the 31st of August and they are an Exclusive. You have 6 color options to choose from with this delightful bikini called *Avia*that shows itself off with its Sequins pattern as you can see a close up below ~

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Wearing Avia in Aqua 

This is one of them bikini’s that is for strutting along the beach, laying on the lounger to catch up with your suntan, or maybe even just chilling on a chair sipping your favorite cocktail looking good ( but please remember the sunscreen won’t you) I decided to take a boat out for a sail ..Big mistake as it started off well ~

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Heading out for my first sail 

And from the back you can see the suit is a solid black with dainty strings holding the top together ~ but it kind of takes a very wrong turn as you will see

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Clinging to the Side 

Please please don’t laugh as who knew that also like RL that in SL you could capsize a boat but for the record this was my first time EVER in SL that I had ever been sailing ~   and I was left clinging to the side…. hey good thing is that you can now see the sides of the suit with the bow tie ~ sighs ok finally made it back to dry land was so glad that Finale had included a -cover-up- that you can slip over the bikini and also give you bit more privacy if you so wish or for those of you that are a little shy..lol

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Slipped on Cover Up that is also included 

If you are daring you can wear the cover up by itself with a pair of your favorite shorts ~ as they say do not knock it till you try so don’t be shy give it a try…btw let me turn around to show off the bum view of this…

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Bum view of cover up with bikini still on 

You might like to know Finale has included anklets to make your feet look beautiful too as quite often they are the last thing to get looked at on the beach that are not shown ~ We are over halfway through this month’s Designer Showcase with the days flying by like they are we will soon have another month past, so please support the designers who have taken their time to put their Items out there for you and grab my Ride ..waves to all and be safe ~ Dena♥

What am wearing:

Arte-Eyeshadow PP Aug
Pink Fuel Lips-stick PP Aug
Skin-Amara-Lilian PP Aug
Modish-Freckles PP Aug
CATWA HEAD
FC Avia Bikini Bottom – Aqua Maitreya
FC Avia Bikini Cover Up – Maitreya
FC Avia Bikini Top – Aqua Maitreya
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Hair-Truth-Elie
Izzie’s- Weather Necklace
Misha Jesuil-Belly Ring- Dream- Catcher
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape Tweaked

**PP denotes PowderPack Subscription Box available on Marketplace but price is higher since box has already been delivered inworld on the 17th

Shot all on location of Trudeau Classic Sailing Yachts  using poses from LumiPro 2017

 

 

Spots or not…

Hey everyone i’m back and let me say before I let you see what i’m wearing is no you are not having a migraine attack there are spots in this photo lol not only on me but in the background too so don’t worry* laughing*

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Shoenique’s Sita Dress & Sandals

I am wearing a design by Shoenique called Sita that you can find at Designer Showcase… as you can see here this is very sexy with its plunging neckline and well placed chains to keep your assets in place ~ as Starr always tells me turn around so they can see the back of the outfit so that is just what i’m going to do …

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Bum view

This white lace version gives the dress a totally different perspective, feminine and flirty as these are two of the 4 choices plus you will find it’s a knockout price too..This is something to keep in the closet for those special occasions when you want to see someone’s jaw drop as you enter the room or that evening out with your loved one…

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Sita Sandals

The Sita sandals that Shoenique is showing for this round are very dainty with their eye-catching flowers to the foot and linked to the toe-post with a metal flower, they finish off this outfit and  come in 4 colors which gives you the option again to mix and match with any outfit ~ So grab the TAXI and make your way over to Designer Showcase and I will see you all again real soon Hugs Be safe Dena♥

What am wearing ~ 

Amara Catwa applier ~Livia ~ from a past Powder Pack box
CATWA HEAD Catya
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Shoenique Sita Floral Sandals Maitreya ~ found at Designer Showcase 
Shoenique Sita White Dress Maitreya ~ found at Designer Showcase 
TRUTH / Elie
*YS&YS* Catwa shape ~ tweaked by me

Shot on location of Starr Ghosts platform using poses from the Graceful Elegance Series by Image Essentials