Sax Girl…

Wish I could play the sax like Kenny G or John Coltrane except I cannot play any type of instrument at all ~ my grandma taught me to read notes and play piano and the only song that I could semi play by reading music is “Can’t Help Falling in Love” sung by Elvis ~ that was my fave song growing up as was Elvis and I would practice over and over and over till my father would yell “choose another song” LOL today am lucky if I could play chopsticks hehehe ~ forget singing as I could not sing on tune at all…guess that just was not my niche…if you are wondering where I got this pose all this month the pose fair has come …If you join the Pose Group there are a lot of pose gifts this one is included from Artis ~ hubby is like me and loves finding new poses for us to try out, take pics and just have fun with them ♥  will find out what he thinks of this one as he didn’t see me unbox all the gifts last night ~  bloggers and photographers you really need to check out The Pose Fair ~ lot of great single poses, couples, and props along with all those free gifts too♥ Here is YOUR RIDE ~ till next time am wishing you a healthy start to the new year ~ hugzz

Shot at Backdrop City using Artis pose gift “Sax Girl

Hair is from No.Match NO.CHAINS ~ Body is Maitreya ~ Skin is PUMEC 

Mr & Mrs…

Yes, I did it ~ today got married to my best friend Brutus in a very small intimate wedding at his favorite place Calas’s Midnight Clear *the Christmas sim that sadly is now closed for another year…with the snow falling and fireworks in the background Brutus and I were pronounced Husband & Wife…am glad my Bestie Dena Teardrop, Gypsy Mactavish and Rhi Milena along with some of the Calas staff Romie Vella, Alicia Underby and owners of Calas Ty & Truck who were so gracious in giving us the opportunity to have our wedding at one of our favorite spots♥  Huge thanks to Lizzy Stonefall owner of Serendipity Weddings who truly gave us exactly the look we wanted ~ simple yet elegant and absolutely nothing over the top as Brutus and I decided to opt out of the traditional bridesmaids and groomsmen keeping it truly simple ♥  Was magical for both of us and we are both very happy ♥  huge thank you to all those that wished us well yet were unable to attend due to RL circumstances ♥♥ This was one of the best days in SL for me ♥

now partnered and married to Brutus Lionheart

all about groups…

Gorgeous gown isn’t it? It is one of Virtual Diva’s Group Gifts...and that is what am going to talk about today groups and group fees ~ remember this is strictly my own opinion though I have asked others how they feel and some defended a store’s right to put whatever amount for their group, others felt that anything above 300L was excessive…am not going to point out any excessive group fee as it has always been said if you do not like the group fee you are not obliged to join ~ just expressing my dismay to see group fee’s raised to triple their amount during Advent and wondering seriously why…several years ago I encountered that dilemma with a group fee and just shrugged my shoulders that yes I should have possibly joined the group earlier yet I was not about to pay 1,000 group fee to receive possibly a few unique gifts that I could wait and make note to buy in the store at a later time…it is the store owner’s right to set whatever amount of group fee they want either to become exclusive or keep out the spammers ♥ I do understand that as others agreed ~ am not sure how some feel paying a fee with absolutely no benefits at all ~ most groups are very generous with the gifts and worth each linden ~ then some groups have no group fee and their gifts are also top notch like Virtual Diva, for example, looking over at my 60 groups for the most part the group fees do flucuate from high to free ~ and for some of the groups there are no fee’s, no gifts just to inform where sales or where events will be held ♥  just a reminder if you do quit a group that has a fee either accidently like I have done on a couple of ocassions hehehe you will have to pay the group fee again no excuses ♥  that can get costly so be very cautious in leaving a group, which is another reason some store owners will put on a hefty group fee to prevent people just joining during the Advent season and leaving and that makes sense to a point for me just not upping the group fee to such an extreme it makes you wonder is it truly worth your lindens to even join…am curious what you all think on the subject of group fees ~ yesterday the topic got a really nice comment that will share in part because it was so well written:

“No, a designer doesn’t owe us staying in Second Life. They don’t owe us in-depth details of their personal life or why they are stepping back – we all have had to step back for a bit to concentrate on real life. No one gets upset at that and we applaud them for the decision to re-prioritize…But they do owe their customers respect – especially those that have been with them for a long time. If it was reality people would rightly feel burned to not know that it was even in the future…”

Thank you for taking the time to send me comments as I do read all of them, and sent back a response♥ For me today will be spent still opening boxes from Advents and sorting them out in folders ~ hugzz to each of you and remember you are special♥♥

Taken at Backdrop City and Graceful Elegance pose by Image Essentials  

Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
TRUTH / Halona Updo
TRUTH / Bangs
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
OXIDE Danii Necklace V2 Shop&Hop gift
Vanity Gown Snow ~ group gift
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagement Ring
Shape ~ Mine
Skin by Pumec Marcella in May tone ~Cosmo Tuesday special

what is…

Grumpy Troll
What is The Grumpy Troll…it is the latest creation by Ty & Truck at Calas an ingenious little cafe on the sim Dimrall Dale ~ a place to come, sit chat and just enjoy yourself while visiting Calas…

Looks interesting doesn’t it as we get closer and closer…right on the water’s edge and look at all the windows giving it a very airy feel to the place ~ as you open the gate to go in you notice the crane just standing very still in the water and stand for a brief moment quietly to not disturb…just to the left of the door is the sign “The Grumpy Troll” and you open the door to go in♥


Oh my, how inviting this is…as you take a step into the aroma of freshly baked goods makes you glance around and see a tray of yummy macaroons and mouth-watering cupcakes ~ filled with an assortment of knick-knacks along with books, various different types of plants to give the entire place a truly warm cozy vibe to it ~ I will say this will be one of Brutus’s and my favorite place to come and sit…Ty and Truck have another winner on their plate with the latest addition “Grumpy Troll” ~ I share my sentiments with so many others that Calas is one of the best collection of sims around, always evolving and changing seasons ~ thank you Ty & Truck for this really unique addition to Calas…♥ Here is your RIDE to the Grumpy Troll so you can see how fabulous and unique it is ~ enjoy, please ♥♥

groups & stuff…

groups N stuff...
Before I begin, I gotta say this post was going to be something else but after a heated discussion, today among a certain group am taking a different approach ~ so strap on this might be bumpy if not controversial ride hehe…what surprises me most is a simple question can turn into attacking that person, intimidating and twisting the entire subject matter to the point the question gets lost ~ the controversy is what is the responsibility of store owners to their group members especially one that is very well known and has a huge membership ~ do you leave them hanging after say 3 months with no notice either before disappearing or after, or do you feel that a store owner it is actually none of anyone’s business why you are not in contact as RL is RL and its private ~ very heated discussion in regards to this as there were lines drawn, opinions thrown out to the fact you don’t like it just leave…since I am taking a moment to give my own thoughts as to this that most store owners do take responsibility to the group members by sending out notices before leaving on extended leave or having their assistant be informed as to what is taking place so he or she can answer group members satisfactory and not let the rumor mill start by thinking the worst that the owner just quit SL ~ again just my thoughts on this ~ wonder what any of you think on this subject ♥  Just a reminder if you have not been to Linden’s huge Shop & Hop it is ending tomorrow and the gifts are amazing ~ everything Dena is wearing is from there and it is all FREE ~ just check out the credits to see which store ~ thank you all for the nice comments and I did want to thank Moz especially for telling me about his Father’s New Year tradition ~ going out the back door and entering the front door ~ thank you Moz ♥ till next time remember to take time for a moment to yourself ♥ hugzz

Shot at Backdrop City using the following props: Di’Cor Simone Wall Painting, A.D.D.Andel! Potted Plant: Fern, {what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree & Eucalyptus, Black Bantam Dog, Yasum*Entrance Shelf ~ advent gift

Dena is wearing:
Shape -Mine
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Blueberry – Sweater Dress-Shop & hop gift
bonbon – Shop & Hop gift
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Hope Eyes- Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Vibing & Nova-Keira Ringset-Shop & hop Gift
[Cynful] Fluff Necklace-Shop & hop Gift
[The Forge] Diva Boots-Shop & hop Gift

am wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
::HH:: Hucci Rehovot Boots- Shop/hop gift
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Seniha. Stevy Dress ~ group gift
Seniha. Stevy Shirt
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
[Cynful] Fluff Necklace-Shop/hop gift
Shape ~ Mine

Dena and I…

Should Old Acquaintance be forgot,
and never thought upon;
The flames of Love extinguished,
and fully past and gone:
Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold,
that loving Breast of thine;
That thou canst never once reflect
On old long syne.

As Dena and I toast each other to 2019 and sing along to those very words ~ I did a little googling to find out just what that means ~ actually not sure why we sing these words as we never should forget old friends ~ the above lyrics are the ones is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 “The phrase “auld lang syne” literally translates to “old long since,” and basically means, “days gone by.” The original, five-verse version of the poem essentially gets people singing, “lets drink to days gone by”…this was really made famous by Guy Lombardo who performed it on New Year’s Eve from 1939 to 1977 and is the version that is played when the ball drops in Times Square…as well as New Year’s traditions that differ all over the world ~ seems there is a tradition of “first foot” This is the belief that the first person to enter the home on New Year’s Day will be the bringer of good luck for the coming year. Or in the South, the meal for New Year’s day consists of greens, black eye peas, cornbread, and some type of pork ~ wondering what some of your traditions are for the New Year, did you make any resolutions that you would like to share?  Please I would love to know and will post any comments if you like to share with others ~ as Dena and I finish sipping on our champagne we are planning to do some blogs together as always each of us have a huge closet filled ~ stick around and again thank you for taking time to read & follow this blog ~ hugzz ♥♥

Dena wearing:
Skin-Glam affair-Basic
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Hope Eyes – Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
REIGN.- Indio Thigh High Boots
Sea Pearls Ring
TRUTH HAIR Elira [Hat]
Shape- my own
[hh] Tia Sweater MAITREYA

Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagement Ring – TxChnge
:::{KOXAHA{::: Panda sweater Marketplace find
Shape ~ Mine
Skin Pumec Marcella in May tone

Happy New Year…

Happy 2019
Happy 2019 Everyone! Can you believe its 2019…last year brought a lot of changes, now I wonder what this year will bring ~ personally I stopped making New Year’s resolutions like losing weight, doing this and that since it leads to stress and setting up failure… instead I set up small goals that give me hope and something that I know can be achievable like making a 30 minute walk at least once a day take place. For Second Life am busy spending time on my inventory and working on a couple of Strawberry Singh’s suggestions *explore SL and comment on other bloggers posts…In cleaning or rather sorting my inventory you get the benefit of seeing some of the clothes that I have accumulated from advents, events like Shop & Hop and Marketplace finds as well as showing you places to go exploring ~ so buckle up my fabulous readers as I will bring you a little bit of this and this in 2019 ♥♥ Brutus and I wish each of you a very Happy New Year and thank all my readers, followers for taking time out to read my blog ♥

Shot at our home using the prop/pose from ENNIPOSE ~

Brutus is wearing:
A&D Clothing – Suit -Manhattan- GIANNI
A&D Shoes -Milano- Mesh GIANNI
CATWA HEAD Daniel v3.2
Stealthic – Like Lust
[Signature] Gianni Body – Body – v4.6
-NIVARO- Skin – 04. Lion Tone
Stray Dog – JOHN

Am wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
! !*ALLURA! !-Midnight Gown-MAITREYA
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
REIGN,- Mila Heels
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagement Ring
[HJ] Girl’s Best Friend Earrings
[HJ] Girl’s Best Friend Necklace
Shape ~ Mine