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
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.EXTRA. Bangs
NO.MATCH_NO_BODY
REIGN,- Mila Heels
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagement Ring
[HJ] Girl’s Best Friend Earrings
[HJ] Girl’s Best Friend Necklace
Shape ~ Mine

Pressies…

Pressies
Looks like I am all set for Christmas, my shopping is done and just need to get a couple of stocking stuffers for my girlfriend and her hubby that I live in RL with~  this will be my next to last blog post till after the holidays as an RL Dog client called at the last moment wanting me to dog sit starting in 2 days till the end of the month ~ Unexpected yet they are excellent clients spoiling me so can never say no to xtra $$$ hehehe ~ We all know RL always comes first ~ Were you aware that gift giving has gotten so out of hand, so commercialized that most spend up to and over $1,000 as average…people even borrow money just to spend on Christmas then complain when they see maxed out credit cards or loans that are due. As well as some of the gifts are not wanted and either returned, regifted or just thrown away ♥  I used to think the idea of giving a gift card was so un-personalized ~ not anymore as the variety of gift cards like Amazon where the recipient can just purchase almost anything or restaurant gift cards, Walmart gift cards are also big in the USA ~ you choose the amount you want to spend ~ and I like to put that card wrapped up in a tiny box, then put that box into another box hehehe ~ my girlfriend last year gifted me with an Amazon card that I used for ebooks and to rent a couple of video’s.  Gift cards might seem a tad cold but it is letting that person choose their own gift or enjoy a meal on you ♥ take a moment to breathe, relax and immerse yourself in the holiday festivities ~ till next time hugzzz♥♥

Shot at my home using pose/prop Amitie My Gift Box #2

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
LEGENDAIRE CHARLIZE JEANS MAIT
LEGENDAIRE CHARLIZE LONG CARD MAITREYA
LEGENDAIRE LEGENDAIRE CHARLIZE BOOTS
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.PROBLEM.
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagement Ring

Enjoy a cuppa…

Cuppa
Come sit with me and enjoy a cuppa tea or cocoa if that is your choice I do have both ~I know that for me getting caught up in traditions that I grew up with not even thinking there are so many worldwide traditions at Christmas as well that I took some time looking for some unique ones to tell you about ~ so sit relax and read on ~ Since 1966, a 13-metre-tall Yule Goat has been built in the center of Gävle’s Castle Square for the Advent, but this Swedish Christmas tradition has unwittingly led to another “tradition” of sorts – people trying to burn it down. Since 1966 the Goat has been successfully burned down 29 times – the most recent destruction was in 2016. ~ the next one sounds scary for children but in Austria on the eve of St. Nicholas Day, young men dress up as the Krampus frightening children with clattering chains and bells. Christmas has never been a big deal in Japan. Aside from a few small, secular traditions such as gift-giving and light displays, Christmas remains largely a novelty in the country. However, a new, quirky “tradition” has emerged in recent years – a Christmas Day feast of the Colonel’s very own Kentucky Fried Chicken. <–that one is interesting ♥  In the 13 days leading up to Christmas, 13 tricksy troll-like characters come out to play in Iceland. The Yule Lads (jólasveinarnir or jólasveinar in Icelandic) visit the children across the country over the 13 nights leading up to Christmas. For each night of Yuletide, children place their best shoes by the window and a different Yule Lad visits leaving gifts for nice girls and boys and rotting potatoes for the naughty ones. Lastly and perhaps one of the most unorthodox Christmas Eve traditions can be found in Norway, where people hide their brooms. It’s a tradition that dates back centuries to when people believed that witches and evil spirits came out on Christmas Eve looking for brooms to ride on. To this day, many people still hide their brooms in the safest place in the house to stop them from being stolen.  So now I hope you have learned some new traditions as I know there are a lot more and does anyone have a family tradition you would like to share ~ please leave a comment and will post it on my next blog ~ thank you again for reading and sharing your thoughts with me as till Christmas my blog will be only about the holidays without the normal rants I have at times hehehe ~ ENJOY & HUGZZZZ

Shot at my home using the Prop/pose from {whatnext} Marlow Chair  ~

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
LEGENDAIRE REBECA ANKLE BOOTS
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.LEVEL. (female / cap )
Phedora ~ epiphany christmas gift ~ Maitreya
More Than Ever Snow Day Sweater Red
[HAYSURIZA] Reading glasses Drim past Sponsor gift

know what…

KnowWhat
I gotta laugh when some say SL and RL are not the same ~ cuz you know what I think at times that it is exactly like RL where you have cliques, mean girls who ignore you in group chats and make anonymous posts about you…guess I should be standing on a soapbox while doing this instead of sitting with my cutesy reindeer…some things never change in 10 years that I have been a resident of SL ~ except thinking people have gotten bolder, more judgmental, and  meaner ~ cripes I get tired of asking questions in groups and not being answered or because someone asks a stupid question and gets a stupid answer from another someone lets all jump on that person when the answer was funny…okay will stop now because first it is getting closer to Christmas and am seriously trying to be more understanding and have more compassion for those type of people that seem to think they are better than others and take it upon themselves to say hurtful things…Let me instead talk about this past weekend with the Monthly Midnight Madness gifts ~ my outfit that I was able to get both Midnight & Noon came from Pink Cream Pie that fit my Maitreya body perfectly and looks very winterish ~ The cute pose/prop from Lil’Bug is a past Gimme Gacha pressie…that’s it for me today and to my friends and supporters of my blog you truly make me smile and I am thankful for each one of you ~ hugzz ♥♥

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Monica Boots :: Maitreya :: Pink Cream Pie
Monica Dress :: Maitreya :: Pink Cream Pie
TRUTH HAIR May
^^Swallow^^ Magic Pixie Ears

how did we…

How did we

ummm am not sure how we ended up with packages squished behind our backs, just know bestie Dena and I do get ourselves in some predicaments *giggling* speaking of which, Dena was scrolling through the archives and was mentioning something that I realized her and I have known each other for 3 years ~ WOW that has to be a milestone since I will admit honestly to the fact that I can count on my longtime female friends on one hand…most seem to just fade away or because am not truly known for being politically correct will say what’s on my mind and poof have offended and am off their friends list ~ oh Dena and I have had our ups and downs yet we have survived as truly best friends do ~ we know each others RL history on things, we voice whenever possible because her and I at times will get the giggles and it just doesn’t come across in text that you are laughing so hard or that tone when you go “seriously”…we discovered mesh bodies together that was a totally new experience for both of us since we were so clueless on how to even put it on us hehehe, we can both calm each other down when one of us has screwed up our head or something that we need one another to figure out the answers…same with mesh heads even though Dena did get hers before me and talked me through the process, which I thank her for a lot ~ at times am sure her eyes roll back into her head with my actions or things I have said as again my mouth at times has no filter ~ looking at the above pic am sure we thought we were trying to figure out how to carry all those boxes, or possibly we were just being us in a silly moment that best friends have ~ gotta say am so grateful for her being my bestie and am wishing each of you find or have that bestie to share and make memories in SL ♥♥ till next time be kinder to yourself as you are the most important person in your life…

Shot at my home *now decorated in snow* using prop/pose by Amitie You are my gift

Am wearing:
amara beauty ~ Charlotte
Sweet Tea Dreary Day Tights Grey Cable Knit
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
*barberyumyum*bangs
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.FAULT.
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagement Ring –
YELIZ MESH “CHIARA” Fur Uggs
YELIZ MESH “CHIARA” Long Sweater

Dena is wearing almost the exact thing with the following items
Astrology HI Sabrina
C’est la vie-Emmi
*YS&YS ILLY~ PP June 2018
Supernatural Nose Piercing Balian
IKON ~ Odyssey ~ Industrial

Major changes…

Lately, I have been very disillusioned with blogging and SL and I spoke to a couple of friends about this ~ several just told me to step back and re-evaluate what makes me happy and go from there ~ thanks to them I am doing just that for several reasons that will remain with me ~ I do love SL and  think if I truly left I would regret it maybe not today but months from now ~ the decision I have made is to go back to what I started blogging about travels in SL ~ the places where you can wear all those fabulous clothes ~ events to attend that could be hunts, dances or just fun things to do ~ I want to be more a destination person as truly those that might be new SL is not just about shopping 24/7 ~ yes I am aware SL does have its own destination guide but some never make it in there due to various reasons ♥  There are some great places to explore, to take pics, to interact with that is what I want to show you…my wish for all those that have supported this blog by clicking on the follow me either by email or just bookmark me that you will continue to read this blog and just maybe I will give you places to explore, to have fun and realize there is more to SL than just shopping♥  As well I appreciate each designer that gave me the opportunity to blog their items and say thank you for understanding my decision ~ means a lot with the kind words I received back ♥

thank you ♥

always me

Rez Day…

RezDay

Yes, today I turn 10 years old in SL ~ at times am like whaaat I have been in SL that long? Honestly never thought when I first logged it would turn into something special ~so I put on a gown gotten looking fancy and sat down with one of my longtime friend Brutus sharing some memories ~ a friend had talked me into finally giving SL a chance as I was uncertain as I had tried “Sims” and got bored quickly that was not really sure I would even like it ~ what a HUGE difference I discovered even back then ~ once I logged never once have I regretted a day and no it has not been all roses ~ lot of dark times, my heart got broke, which that even shocked me the connections and relationships you make in here…now below is one of my first profile pics that I took myself and oh my I just thought wow ~ sheesh now I look am like woah but you do have to think 10 years ago our hair was like cement, eyes had no depth and shape was just that we were basically clones ~

Me
early profile pic

One good thing I had a lot of help from strangers ~ learning where to buy hair, tats, makeup ~ who had the best eyes and started my shopaholic addiction ♥ every day I was amazed at discovering what you could do like going to clubs hearing live singers and finding that I could be a great dancer and dance the nights away.  Even today I have friends that I met back then and still, we talk about the “good ole days”  Never bored, as SL and communities provide so much that if you are bored as I repeat over and over to EXPLORE ~ its simple go visit Paris in the 1920’s, look at the destination guide for hunts, clubs, etc. and talk to whoever you meet ~ look at the profiles as you can find some interesting places that people have visited.  It is nice to have friends to do stuff with but I will say 85% of my time in SL is by myself and not just for blogging as that just became a major part of my SL life ~ thank you to all the friends I have met in my 10 years as many of you still hold a special place in my heart ♥

“Many people will walk in and out of your life,

but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

wearing:
7 Deadly s[K]ins Focus in Apricot
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
#EMPIRE – Hyacinth – *MM* metalic black
.:JUMO:. Aviv Feathers*
.:JUMO:. Aviv Gown
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
Chop Zuey Gloriana Diamond Bracelet
Chop ZueyGloriana Diamond Earrings
Chop ZueyGloriana Diamond Necklace
IKON Spectral Eyes- Passion
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
TRUTH / Gwen
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears

Shape ~ Mine

Shot at my Residence using Image Essentials pose Anna ~