what was I…

What was
OMG what was I thinking ~ seriously I went absolutely crazy at The Epiphany this month…see I know that gachas are absolutely my downfall and yet I ventured to have a list all prepared and WAM I just could not stop because I just HAD to have a specific rare, umm okay a couple specific rares was trying for and I got one but not the ones I was super trying for from Belle Epoch and Spectacledchic ~ usually I set limits so not sure what took place in my brain but I pulled and pulled and pulled on those machines and would have kept doing it but RL was calling me and when I got back am like what was I thinking since it is obvious I was not thinking at all ~ good thing my friends were recipients of my frenzy and still have leftovers…shrugging my shoulders and it is what it is and could have been a lot worse ~ what you see from the hair is Wasabi’s Britt in Ombre, the rest of the outfit was pants & t-shirt are from Belle Epoch ~ Epiphany Mirror site is open till February 12th and I wish you all the luck♥♥

Shot at my photo studio using SSP Let it Rain #3 pose  ~

Wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } Pants Black @The Epiphany
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } T-shirt Black @The Epiphany
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes-Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Wasabi // Britt w/ Beret Mesh Hair @The Epiphany
Chop Zuey Willow Love Wedding Ring
Shape Mine
Skin Pumec in May

 

Have you…

Have
Have you ever gotten frustrated by asking a question in a group either gotten no response or someone else asks a question right after you and it gets answered immediately ~ that is my biggest pet peeves for groups as you know you could respond with “sorry I do not know” but you sit and wait for couple moments and someone else asks a question right away it gets answered and for me personally it feels personal that no one acknowledges you in a group with the exceptions if you disagree with a comment then its like all hell breaks loose…Yes, I am understanding people do come into groups at various times so they might see your question and when you ask again same thing takes place ~ truly makes you feel either invisible, not wanted in the group and you might as well never ask for an opinion or a question because you will get ignored ~ some groups are super and others well even the Mods are arrogant and at times rude ~ those that are like the latter I bite my tongue so I won’t get ejected and banned yet I should say how would you like to be bullied in a group setting as there are ways to answer a question without the rude or being snooty attitudes that I have seen…yes that is my rant for today ~ maybe am speaking for a lot or a little but it happens frequently in groups ~ in a place where kindness, understanding should be the norm especially when RL is cruel at times, heartless and unforgiving Second Life Residents should try a little harder to help one another ♥ just saying…my outfit is made up of various gifts that please check the credits ♥

Shot using my Touch Studio with Purple Pose #14 that comes with it

wearing:
LeLuck Autumn Matt Lippy ~ Gift EBENTO Advent
Euphoric Magic Lashes
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
! !*ALLURA*! !-Onyx Moon Necklace Past Advent gift
/Wasabi Pills/ Ginny Windblown *Past FLF
{sallie} Hold Me Knit – Bobble Knit Dress – past Gacha Item
!Black Swan Sensual Stockings ~ past gift
::MA:: Steam Punk Boots “Lenora” – Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
Chop ZueyWillow Love – Womens Wedding Band
Pumec Skin ~ Marcella ~ May tone
Shape ~ Mine

winter time…

Winter
The air is always crisp and clean and with the snow falling the only noise is the crunch of your boots as you walk ~ Winter time is my favorite season especially when it starts snowing that soft fluffy kind that I grew to love living in Colorado…It is cold yet you dress for it in layers and layers, not like summer time when you can only take so much off and still it’s hot and humid ♥  One thing about snow that I do dislike and that is shoveling it ~ YUCK as I laugh remembering would rather pay someone to do ~ its like vacuuming another task am not fond of and yes I just might pay to have it done hehehe ~ today’s outfit is truly a little this & that ~ the sweater is a Marketplace find that has a promo of 99L and has a terrific hud to keep it fresh looking ~ the tights are something I have had forever in my inventory by Sweet Tea ~ ooops the hair is a gift card pressie from hubby by NO.MATCH ~ one of my favorite hair designers ~ just look at the credits and thanks for sticking around everyone ~ love all your comments and especially all the congrats on my wedding ~ means so much to me when I see a comment that someone actually took time to write ~ hugzz everyone and please remember to be kind to yourself and others ♥♥

This was shot using the PixelArt Snow Studio 

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
***ArisArisB&W~Alus95~Incredible Zipper Sweater~MAITREYA
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO_TASK.
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Wedding Ring
Sweet Tea Dreary Day Cable Tights
YELIZ MESH “Caven” Overknee Boots

Bestie and Bride…

Bestie&Bride
When planning our wedding we truly wanted to keep it very simple, which we had made the decision no best man or maid of honor ~ still I wanted a pic of my bestie and me together as she has been there for me…plus I just had to show off our gowns again as how many times will I ever wear this wedding dress again ~ as we all know if you do go to weddings only the bride wears white SL or RL the protocol is you never want to outshine the bride…the dress Dena is wearing a Christmas gift from Scandalize as well as her necklace that did come as a gift from Lindens Shop & Hop event…

bestie
Here is a portrait in beauty as Dena shows off her bouquet and dress by herself ~ even though we had no bridal party she was my honorary maid of honor and just love the bouquet that matched mine…I love the rich color of her dress it was such a compliment to the wedding color we chose Christmas Red as we all know the protocol of never wearing white to someone’s wedding as you never want to outshine the bride on her special day…BTW I will admit that I am a tad behind on my blogging since this should have been posted right after the wedding and I got it mixed up with my Sax girl post so please have patience while I do catch up ~ RL has kept me busy for a chance I am having a social life LOL ~ take care & will be back very soon ~ hugzz ♥♥

This was shot at our home using poses from LumiPro

Dena is wearing:
Skin-GlamAffair-basic
Shape- my own
Necklace-[Cynful] Fluff-Shop & Hop Gift
Mimikri-Fur Shrug-MarketPlace find
Scandalize-AYESA Dress Christmas Gift
Truth Hair-Gwen
Reign Heels- Michelle

Am wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
!EE Moon De Soul High heels Maitreya Lara
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
Chop Zuey Gloriana Diamond Bracelet
Chop Zuey Gloriana Diamond Earrings
Chop Zuey Gloriana Diamond Necklace
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Prism Lisette Fur Stole Silver
TRUTH HAIR Zoya
TS-Bridal-Chani-White-
Chop Zeuy Willow Love Rings

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

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
*barberyumyum*bangs
::HH:: Hucci Rehovot Boots- Shop/hop gift
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.CHAINS. *pressie
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…

Besties
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

Wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
*barberyumyum*bangs
.: ROHINI :. 1NNOVAT1ON Boots
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.CHAINS.
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagement Ring – TxChnge
:::{KOXAHA{::: Panda sweater Marketplace find
Shape ~ Mine
Skin Pumec Marcella in May tone