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

Gifts galore…

Gifts
As you see me in the above image everything am wearing is FREE ~ oh yes, top to bottom and it is all from the Linden’s Shop & Hop event, where over 100 Designer stores have graciously put out a gift for everyone to grab…will give you a closer look at my face and that gorgeous clock from Fancy Decor ~

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Course there are exceptions as the skin am wearing is not free nor my eyes but yes the hair is from bonbon that has a variety of colors for you along with you can also change the color of the little candies too…the winter blush is from MICHAN, which I did not tone it down so you could see exactly how it looks on ~ makes you look like you just came in from the cold as you stand by the fire to warm up…did you see the cute stars am wearing on my ears as they are from NamiiChu also coming with a hud plus you get your choice of either wearing animated or not since they do twinkle…that gorgeous necklace from [Cynful] is just the right necklace to set off the sweater dress from Blueberry…oh yes you heard right that Blueberry is participating with the free gifts as well ~ that is why I just love this event as each designer really goes overboard with their gifts♥  To my left is the gift from Fancy Decor that is a silver Carriage Clock that I will admit to you that I did modify it a tad so you could just see how beautiful it is…lastly are the overtheknee boots from Hucci that yes are a gift as well♥ Now can you see why I love when Linden puts on these events ~ the number of gifts are overwhelming yet you will never hear me complain about too many of them hehehe…also if I forgot to mention if you are still looking for more gifts you should TP over to the +++Versus+++ Event  as they have also a lot of gifts that I will be giving you a peek at ♥ with Versus you will have to join the group and the group fee is only 50L and the amount of quality gifts is way beyond that…there you are 2 events with gifts galore that am still opening boxes and sorting inventory out ~ till next time remember to be kind to yourself ♥♥ hugzz

shot inside my home using Bauhaus Movement ~ Cosplay that is also a Shop&Hop gift…

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
::HH:: Hucci Rehovot Boots – CandyCane Shop&HopGift
Blueberry – Sweater Dress – Loose Fit Shop&HopGift
bonbon – bon hair Shop&HopGift
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NamiiChu ~ Silver Twinklies Shop&HopGift
Chop Zuey ~Willow Love – Engagement Ring – 
[Cynful] Fluff Necklace – Shop&HopGift

Zorro & me…

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Zorro & me 

yes, let me introduce you to my Waterhorse Zorro ~ was so excited when a good friend showed me the latest Bento horse ~ this is about as realistic as you can get in SL without importing one from the RW hehe ~ everyone is raving about this newest horse and most say the same thing “animations are fantastic, you can get so many different looks for your horse”, and the list goes on ~ and there is a group called “Waterhorse update group” that is extremely helpful as I found out earlier today…I asked in the group why this horse is so popular and likable and one person courageous Chrome answered “They are so realistic that they feel real. Riding our horses adds a great deal of pleasure to exploring SL. I love that we can teleport with them.”

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relaxing after a ride 

What is so unique is you add this like an article of clothing so you can ride anywhere and there are various trails set up around SL ~ when you go to Waterhorse main area there is a big list of places to ride ~ my suggestions is join the WH group, try a demo and take time to look at which horse you would like ~ mine is a Warmblood and chose the English Saddle ~ absolutely love my horse and you will see me at various places around SL riding in some upcoming blog posts so stick around please ♥

Ride to Water Horse main area & Riding arena please click HERE 

Wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
*barberyumyum*bangs
:::FurtaCor:::Juka Necklace black
::HH:: Hucci Annie Boots – Grey (Lara)
Blossom Denim (Maitreya) – Almost White
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE (resize script)
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Nall Faith ~ Rock hair found on Marketplace
Shyra Top (Maitreya) – White
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ear Right
~*WH*~ Riding Horse Mane
~*WH*~ Riding Horse r739 (Warmblood)
~*WH*~ Riding Horse Tail (Long)
7 Deadly s{K}ins Rosabel in Butter

Rules…

Rules
Daisy off leash 

Ok ok I am sort of breaking a rule by not having Daisy on a leash but it is just this one time and when another resident points that out to me I will just explain “oh I did not know and it won’t happen again”… Sound familiar?  It should as I see it happening in groups these days ~ they know the rules yet when pointed out they just respond “oh I didn’t know”, which would give them the benefit with the exception they do it constantly in specific groups ~ am not certain the reasons behind this except to get people to look at their flickr pics for views and likes or they just like calling attention to themselves with pics of selfies…Again am not speaking of the spammers who post in every single group getting you to click on those fake marketplace links these we absolutely know not to click on – am speaking strictly the groups either pose groups or other type of groups that do allow you to post a link that is either using the store items ex *backdrops, props, etc. just to show what you could do and to show off your talents as a photographer.  As I love seeing how different people will use a backdrop or a pose and what they come up with.  There is so much talent in SL it is amazing.  Then you have those taken advantage of the group with links that have nothing to do with that store or group and the moderators cannot be watching 24/7 and why should they we are adults and out of respect for the owners of a Sim, or a store it should be a reasonable request not to take advantage of their kindness in the group.  Yet am seeing more and more doing it and when asked they just mumble some reply like how dare you and twist it to make you feel guilty.  And I am not by any means one that has never broken a rule, as I have gotten a warning about leaving items on a sim, or posted in the wrong group and totally feel embarrassed and will go out of my way to make amends and apologize.  Each group does have chat rules so it does not get out of hand ~ when that happens or when the decision is made just to ban chat until people can understand why the rules are in place~ooh the elevator finally reached our floor so I will leave you till next time just take a moment and remember a little kindness to others goes a long way ♥♥

Props used
. Swirl Poses. – Daisy
[FISL] Travel luggage – White
Foxcity Lean pose series
Pseudo- From Up Here Elevator scene Backdrop ~ shot at Backdrop City

Wearing:
7 deadly s{K}ins Lindy/Pineapple
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
!!smesh ~ Jean Bustier Maitreya
Celtic Myst”Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
#EMPIRE – Columbine – Maitreya *GROUP GIFT*
*barberyumyum*bangs (I)
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Moon. Hair. // Sour
[hh] Jayleen Ripped Denim Skirt MAITREYA
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ears
*YS&YS Illy catya shape tweaked

moving day…

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surrounded by boxes

Yes it is moving day as Sten and I made the decision to downsize and go out of our comfort zone to a tropical paradise island ~ something neither of us have lived on and we even found one with the same land owners from before as we like how they provide great customer service 24/7 without any complaints ~ even found a new home to settle into now comes the fun part well maybe fun ~ laughing at least it is not as bad as in RL where you gotta lug in box after box ~ unpack, put things away ooh yes not even close to being my favorite thing but you would think so as much as I have moved in RL ~ AND if you remember I was telling you that hubby FINALLY got a absolutely new sexy look with a Catwa/Daniel just check out his pic on my Flickr page ~ even got tats and earring am like woah he is very sexy ~ thats about it for me as tomorrow brings in a new month will be lot of new stuff to share with you ~ before I do forget I so want to thank my fellow bloggers like Moz, Shari and Rhi for their support and kind comments ~ being a blogger you truly have some people to help and inspire you ~ till next time as I gotta get back to unpacking and setting up our home since hubby put some stuff out guess its up to me to finish hehehe ~ just kidding he actually is a great decorator ~ love ya Sten ♥ hugzz to all

Props used
[Cb] Packing Boxes Pose Prop Gift – GimmeGacha Jan 2018
Wreck of a Dock – crates with sit poses for end ~ creator Minnie Tunwarm

Wearing
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst “Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
(Milk Motion) buttoned tank top – LARA – plum stripes
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE (resize script)
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Starfall
7 Deadly s[K]ins – Valentyna/Pineappple
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
TRUTH / Polly
[hh] Adrena Necklace BLACK
[hh] Adrena Shorts MAITREYA
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ear Left
*YS&YS Illy catya shape tweaked

Laundry…

Laundry
Laundry day

With all the clothes in my closet guess there comes a time when you need to clean some of your favorites ~ this is not one of my favorite things to do especially in RL ~ seriously not sure if it is just the whole process or having to fold and put away and if I was rich, which is probably never gonna happen I would have someone just to come in and do my laundry ~ now you might call me pampered or spoiled but until I left home my Mom would do all mine for me ~ that was one of the things looking back on those memories how truly great a Mom she was ~ never thought about what she really did but she truly had a very hard job raising 3 children and a husband who at times was very old school ~ dinner at a specific time mostly meat, potatoes and a veggie and we said grace, elbows off the table and my Mom barely having time to sit down and eat as most time she ate at the sink or the kitchen counter ~ pausing to reflect as I can say it has been over 18 years now and there are times that I miss her so much it hurts ♥ funny we were both very strong females so you can only imagine some of our battles ~ anyway nuff of my rambling and my outfit is a little bit of this and that from inside my closet but need to give you a closeup of my face so you can see some of the Powder Pack goodies from this month.

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Skin and Makeup from Powder Pack/February

If you are not aware of Powder Pack it is a subscription box that every other month will feature items strictly for Catwa ~ the other months feature Lelutika ~ Strawberry Singh does a nice YouTube video unpacking and showing you all the items ~ here is her link for this month as I like listening to her and watching her unpack the items ~ the box has a total of 12 designers that create something exclusive for Catwa owners ~ it is a nice way to be introduced to skins that you might not ever know or try ~ most of the items are fatpack another plus…Cost wise might tend to be a tad pricey except now it is coming every other month so you have plenty of time to save your Lindens ~ here is the link to Powder Pack so you can possibly reserve or buy a box…welp laundry needs to be put in the dryer so till next time be good to yourself and kind to others ♥♥

Credits go to all the designers of this month’s Powder Pack ~ shot at Backdrop City using Pseudo Backdrop/Laundrymat and Pose by R.icielli ~ Wall pose #2

Wearing:
Izzie’s Shimmer Eyeshadow & Lipsticks PP/Feb
AG Gabbie Skin PP/Feb
Mudskin Eat my Lips PP/Feb
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Celtic Myst “Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
CCD – Nose Piercing
Decoy – Marissa Sweater: (Maitreya)
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.LEVEL.
[hh] Adrena Lace Up Boots
[hh] Adrena Necklace BLACK
[hh] Adrena Shorts MAITREYA
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ear
*YS&YS* Illy catya shape tweaked

Am I bored…

A lot of people ask that question when you tell them how long you have been in SL ~ since 2008 I have been enjoying life in SL ~ and now even more since meeting my partner Sten 3 years ago along with my bestie Dena 2 years ago as well as my passion for blogging ~ yes blogging ~ I absolutely love getting an item, a outfit, piece of furniture, hair, or even a brand new prop like the one from Image Essentials ~ yes pose/prop makers really help bloggers ~ could be a background or a prop with various poses especially if you can use the prop over and over giving it possibly different looks ~ did I mention Image Essentials gave me the honor again to blog for them ~ Kay does a fabulous job creating poses and props especially this one ~ look below so I can show you a variety of different ways to use it

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Waiting Prop w/Poses by Image Essentials

Am loving this prop that has 5 poses along with the mirrors ~ for those that are a little confused “mirrors” mean there will be right/left poses ~ let me give you a peek at couple of the different ones…

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Waiting ~

This truly defines that title in “waiting” arms up on the railing and again you can either use the right or left side pose ~ here is another one…

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Another pose from this Prop 

Oh yes kind of took a little photographers liberty to punch this image up ~ love the shadows from the tree while taking it in ultra mode ~ can you see how great the steps look with that great concrete texture that Kay used ~ and who is to say that you cannot just stand up to show off the uber sexy outfit Haley by Yeliz like the one below

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Using Prop as a backdrop to show off Yeliz outfit

Truly this is a great prop that am sure you can have fun with in various ways ~ grab my jazzed up TAXI to Image Essentials as it just came back into the store from the 4Mesh event ~ till next time please stick around as you never know what I might talk about, let you see or … hugzz and please be good to yourself ♥

Credits to Kay Weston owner/creator of Image Essentials for this great new prop as well as giving me another opportunity to blog for I.E. ~and for the really nice gift from Hucci my shoes  thank you ♥ This was shot at my home using the Prop w/poses along with using Sultry Pose also by Image Essentials 

Am wearing:
Skin by 7 Deadly s{K}ins ~ Lemon
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
“Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
::HH:: Hucci Jan2018 Pump – Collection (LARA)
Cae :: Sharktooth :: Necklace
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
CCD – Nose Piercing
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
Exile:: Persuasive
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Field
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
YELIZ MESH “HALEY” Latex-Dress
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ears
*YS&YS* Catwa Shape tweaked