no peeking…

NoPeeking
Have you ever peeked inside one of your presents ~ were you happy you did or felt guilty afterward…One time during my high school years I had asked Santa *yes my parents made us still write Santa Lists*, for a pair of these very popular go-go boots *YES am old hehehe* My girlfriend kept pestering me about I should go peek to see if they got them ~ my tummy was rolling at that since peeking was not something I have ever done and really did not want to start now…since she lived 2 doors down and was always at my house she was becoming annoying with that question ~ on and on till I wanted to say shut up, stop, and alright already…end of the story is yes I did a small peek at the box that you could tell was a boot box but no I never fully opened it and the guilt of peeking was horrid ~ a little funny seeing even as a high schooler perfect was not a word to describe me ~ not a horrible person but did all that I could to push my parents buttons to the point of getting on restriction most of my teen years ♥ After my Dad passed away Christmas Eve was never the same especially for my Mom as her and my Dad would share that night putting out the pressies along with stocking stuff ~ one Christmas Eve  I wanted to do something special, before coming home from work, went to her favorite Chinese carryout, and splurged on her favorites that became our Christmas eve ritual for years to come…it is always nice to have those memories to look back to enjoy even if some are sad and not pleasant ♥ ♥ please remember December is the spirit of giving ♥

This was shot at a friends platform with the help of Delcinea and her partner Lord who I truly thank them for setting this up, giving me some suggestions & tips for future shots…

Props used :CP: Winter Cuddle Sofa (PG), JIAN Splendid Spaniels 19. Floor Snoozer, [Con.] Winter Wagons – Die Cast Car – Red, -David Heather-Fashionista Doll RARE, R(S)W Holiday Ornaments – Boxed, [LJ] Take Out – Potstickers, [LJ] Take Out – Wonton, [LJ] Take Out – Chopsticks, .random.Matter. – Holiday Crafts – Wrapping PaperDRD – My Miserable Holiday – Chair, DRD – My Miserable Holiday – Carpet, Something New No Peeking, and [FOURTH WALL] Mountain Lodge Skybox -Builders Box December 

Wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Sintiklia Bangs
Sintiklia Kimberly
WSC Black leggings
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
CATWA HUD Master F v3.2
CATWA HUD [C] Anim. Female v3.0
CATWA TEETH A [Small] v3.2
CATWA Tongue piercing
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE (resize script)
WSC Holly Christmas Sweater
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
-KC- YETI WINTER BOOTS
^^Swallow^^ Magic Pixie Ears

Cocoa anyone…

CocoaAnyone

Did you know there is a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate? According to Google and a Chocolate website there are differences as I thought it was only an usage of different words ~seem there is no real definition of either at least in today’s world yet “Traditionally, hot cocoa is a thin, sweetened beverage, made from cocoa powder, sugar, and milk. Hot cocoa may or may not contain other flavorings, such as vanilla, liqueur, or spices. Hot cocoa is often less rich and sweeter than hot chocolate. Historically, hot chocolate (also called drinking chocolate or sipping chocolate), is made with actual chocolate (often shaved or ground into fine pieces so it melts quickly). Because of the high-fat content of chocolate, hot chocolate is richer than hot cocoa. Hot chocolate made be made with water (traditional in some parts of Europe) or with milk. It is usually less sweet than hot cocoa, and many makers of hot chocolate pride themselves on having their product be a thick, bittersweet beverage.  Interesting to me my Mom would say hot cocoa because she made it from Hershey’s cocoa powder, sugar, and milk ~ when I got older would add in Baileys to give it a nice little pop.  I wonder how many are doing the POE hunt as this year there are a lot of nice things like the dress am wearing is from the hunt *check credits* ~ for those that are counting down till Christmas you have 18 more days till the big man delivers pressies ~ hugzz to all and to each of you remember to be kind to one another ♥♥

Shot on my land using Amitie Gift #3 pose ~

Wearing:
Sweet Tea Dreary Day Tights White Cable Knit
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
“”D!va”” Hair “Lisa” (Fantasies)
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
ChopZuey Reindeer are People Too!~GG last yearI
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
YELIZ MESH “Caven” Overknee Boots
[ASHBURY] Anya Sweater Dress Maitreya Lara-POE hunt
^^Swallow^^ Magic Pixie Ears

am here…

Festive

Peeking out from my rather long bangs am thinking of absolutely nothing as the last couple days my sinuses have just taken my energy and stuffed it somewhere…It is a good thing my Christmas list is super short and have already finished getting the bigger gifts that I needed.  The Forest ~ Winter Wonderland starts out with you landing at a Train station among a gorgeously done snow scene.  When you look out while waiting for the train to take you around you will see deer grazing as well as the Christmas gnomes that are keeping watch…Plus those amazing igloo’s that are just behind me ~ this is another sim that I will be coming back for more exploring as it deserves a second look ♥  The warm sweater am wearing is one of the pressies from the POE hunt…after years doing this I realize the need to get it done early as a lot of the gifts are geared for Christmas and winter…Peace on Earth hunt is marking its 11th year in SL ~ clicking on the above link will take you to the website where you can find a list of the stores and the prizes♥  The gorgeous scarf wrapped around my neck is a pressie from Ty & Truck owners of Calas and the gorgeous Christmas sim A Midnight Clear ~ it is a group gift that is free and you will find it at the Pavilion under a table close to the front as you come in…lastly my hat/hair was a very nice pressie from my bestie Dena ♥  Before I go please let me thank each of my readers for taking time out to read my blog as this truly makes me smile especially when a stranger sends me an IM telling me they love reading my blog and yes I am surprised at times to hear that honestly did not realize…to my friends and fellow bloggers thank you a well for supporting me ~ till next time hugzz to all ♥

This was shot at The Forest ~ Winter Wonderland using Leaning pose #7  from FoxCity Poses 

wearing:
AnaSTyle – Valentina – Jeans MAITREYA
Sintiklia Bangs
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Lika Meili Mesh_PomPom Hat with Hair ~ pressie
RIOT / Holiday Sweater Madness ~ POE hunt
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
Calas Ladies Tintable Winter Scarf

it begins…

Begins

And so it begins ~ Advent Calendars, the countdown to Christmas, invites to upcoming parties, shopping for pressies as well as all the Holiday fairs, hunts and events…at times if you have a lot of groups it tends to get overwhelming…until the end of the year my inventory will almost explode with pressies, advent pressies and hunt gifts…like the oversize sweater am wearing from !gO! the first day 1 gift in their Advent giveaway ♥  and speaking of pressies my soon to be hubby Brutus went to Epipany and gave me one of his gacha gifts ~

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Ever held a wiggling 30 pound St. Bernard puppy? It is a huge struggle *laughing* and yes in my teens I babysat for a family that had just that a St. Bernard puppy, which grew it seemed magically to me each week I would come to sit ♥  The children would laugh and laugh as I would try to catch the puppy to bring him inside ~ this gorgeous puppy am trying to hold is from Jian *creator of those gorgeous animals* Just finishing the POE hunt, trying to rush around to the Advent calendars has been keeping me busy and OMG visiting my favorite Christmas simMidnight Clear that is part of Calas ~ if you are like me and have visited in past years this is a must see Sim during the holidays ♥ will be blogging it soon so please stick around ~ as I get back to the task of sorting inventory just want to remind you please take a moment to check in with friends even if its to say hello as December is a very hard month for a lot with depression and anxiety issues ~ just let them know you are thinking of them if they need someone to listen you are there for them ♥ hugzz…

Shot at my residence using pose G.J.W.H.F. by Extra

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
!gO! Fiesta! Baja Hoodie -Advent #Gift
Sintiklia Bangs
WSC Holly Black leggings
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.ALWAYS.
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
C&S Winter Boots for Maitreya

Coat time…

Coat Time
Its coat time and I love having to put one on to go outside ~ not a super heavy one as for myself just gets too hot…not sure about you but a lot of the times my choices for  clothes reflect what I would truly wear in RL and yes there are a lot of exceptions like those ever super sleek gown that ummm would not be something I would wear now cuz it might be a little cringe-worthy hehehe…specially since am not in my 20’s and weigh what I did then ♥  This coat is one that I had till it was getting raggedy and not even would I donate it…Hilly Haalan is the creator of this and if you are fans of her stuff it comes with a hud for the coat and the sweater underneath along with the fact you can hide the sweater ~ great price and I found it on Marketplace one night when I was browsing for bargains…funny I was all set to do this rant about a couple of issues but tis the season to be nice and not naughty as we all know that is for me the norm LOL ~ what I do want to mention December is a rough month for a lot of people especially those already dealing with depression ~ the holidays make it rougher with missing family, friends that have passed or no longer with them due to divorce or separation ~ little kindness and patience are needed just remind them you are there for them and mean it ~ saying hello, sending a short email or whatever you can to tell them they are in your thoughts ♥  hugzz

Shot at Virtue using Hera pose #5 that was a gift from the WOH5 hunt ♥

wearing:

Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
LEGENDAIRE Anitta JEANS MAITREYA
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
TRUTH / Livia
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
[hh] Veronica Coat MAITREYA
-KC- YETI WINTER BOOTS

SL Winter…

Winter1

Its beginning to look a lot like Winter Wonderland around SL and I absolutely love it ~ especially with none of the biting cold effects that come being outside…wearing my heavy warm sweater by Perch that was a prize from the WOH, my Ugg boots and yes my hat because where I went it was snowing a lot…  Footprints in the Snow is a gorgeous sim with a lot of photo ops for you to take ~ if you are not too noisy you can get up close to the reindeer like I did *grinz* Winter is one of my favorite RL seasons and the creativity is limitless in SL that I am finding bunches of sims that have changed to winter that I will be exploring ~ there will be coming up soon the start of Advent season with various stores participating that I will try my best to keep you informed ~ Peace on Earth hunt starts also and that one is probably the biggest hunt of the season ♥  December will be a very full month that my wish is you will stick around with me ~ until then remember to take time out for yourself and this is your SL make the most out of what you want ~ hugzz♥♥

Shot at Footprints in the Snow using the pose from Hera another prize from the WOH hunt

Wearing
amara beauty ~ Charlotte in Honey PP October/Catwa
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento
Alyce – Ugg Boots
Cae :: Thalia :: Necklace
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.EASY.
Perch – WOH Sweater [LARA]
Scandalize. Jana. Maitreya Jeans~Group Gift
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagement Ring

shopaholics…

Budget

Even shopaholics love bargains and being this is a huge shopping day “Black Friday we both knew that SL is not immune to taking part in …we got a lot from our go-to list “Seraphim” that listed 90% of the stores that are advertising Black Friday specials ~ sadly I wish the list would have included details about the sales and before I begin this is just IMO regarding the “sales” ~ there were a number of stores that really had some fantastic bargains giving you a true “Black Friday” sale…each store did have its own version of sales, a lot was fatpacks only that am not a huge fan of buying ~ some had removed everything except the fatpacks that gave you no choice to buy any single colors ~ yes I understand stores need to make money it is just that I would have bought several different items of different single colors that might have exceeded the cost of couple fatpacks but my choice was taken away.  Again this was just my opinion regarding the Black Friday sale of just selling fatpacks and nothing else…Dena and I got really some fabulous bargains mostly half off or a lot were even under 75L ~ the outfits that we are wearing did come from Fifty Linden Friday event ~ the sweater dresses came from erratic and my hair is from Wasabi ~ now I just have to unpack, sort and put into folders another chore am not fond of is cleaning my inventory that is for another day ~ enjoy your weekend and will be back soon ♥hugzz

Shot at Backdrop City using [ west end ] pose “See what you’re seeing” ~

Dena wearing 

Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
.::Supernatural::. Balian #4 Silver/nose stud
MINA Hair – Lily
CATWA HEAD Catya 3.2
erratic / malin – sweater / pink xmas (maitreya) ~ 50L
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Industrial
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
-KC- YETI WINTER BOOTS / PAIR

Am wearing

Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
/Wasabi Pills/ Ginny Windblown Mesh Hair ~ 50L
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
EF: Nimbus Necklace
erratic / malin – sweater / pink xmas ~ 50L
IKON Odyssey Eyes Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring –
KC- YETI WINTER BOOTS / PAIR