Mr & Mrs…

JustMarried
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…

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  

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
TRUTH / Halona Updo
TRUTH / Bangs
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
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…

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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♥

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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 ♥♥

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

last day…

Blessed
Can you believe this is the last day of the year and tomorrow starts 2019…this year had its ups and downs but like the sign says I do feel blessed ♥ Some of my RL friends might scoff at Second Life yet for me it has opened up so many friendships all over the world that if not for Second Life I would have never met some amazing people…my bestie Dena who lives across the pond, who am grateful for her friendship, who makes me laugh, who listens to my various rants and who I can share anything with and have…I would have never met Brutus or even my ex-partner, Sten who I am still friends with ~ no matter what people complain or whine about Second Life is an amazing social platform and cannot wait to see what 2019 brings ♥  From the fabulous clothes, great hair designers things have come a long way ~ you gotta admit to yourself that Second Life has that certain appeal that brings most of us back over and over ~ what can I say after 10 years that I still smile when I log in wondering what notecards will I be reading, what IM’s have been left for me and also knowing I have tons of choices on what to wear…Truly looking forward to 2019 and wishing each of you to take a moment and think of all the good things that took place in the past year ~ hugzz

Shot at Backdrop City using one of FoxCity’s Leaning pose ♥

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
Collection “Tea” – Pink Dreams index R
Collection “Tea” – Pink Dreams index L
Collection “Tea” – Pink Dreams thumb L
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NamiiChu ~ Silver Twinklies
NC :: Nani Set – Skirt Maitreya
NC :: Nani Set – Sweater Maitreya
NO.MATCH_NO.EXTRA.
NO.MATCH_NO_BODY
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
Shape is Mine

am baaaack…

Back
Yes after a week of dog sitting I am finally back in SL ~ needed to come back because am exhausted hehehe ~ kind of got carried away by taking on too many dogs at one time as I did have to walk back and forth to 3 separate houses truly wore me out ~ good thing is a little bit richer that will go into my savings and I made my goal for steps each day…now just have to work on sorting out all my gifts from advents ~ there is still a huge one from Linden the Shop & Hop that is ongoing till January 4th ~ there are over 100 Merchants participating in this with each store giving a gift along with some super discounts for items ~ 5 different sims filled with designers that are cutting prices drastically…this is the time to gather your Lindens and go shopping ♥ Best way to shop is “show friends only” as that clears everyone except your friends and does help out on the lag ~ last night EST time the sims were amazingly lagless if that is a word LOL…thats it for me today as I am gonna spend the rest of the day wading through my inventory as it truly has exploded BUT before I leave I gotta say huge thank you’s to Brutus for giving me some awesome pressies ♥♥ cya soon

Shot at my home using {what next} pose/prop Butterfly Photography Chair

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
NO.MATCH_NO.PROBLEM.
SynCo – Astraea Necklace – Rose
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
[HU] Julianne Thigh Boots_white wool
[PPD]Remember My Name – Knit Dress

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