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

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

thoughts…

Thoughts
Sitting here on my steps thinking the year is almost over and how many changes took place ~ ending an SL relationship, changing the blog, reconnecting with someone very special and finding that some things never change like my inventory that is filled with unopened boxes from the Shop & Hop event that Linden has put on ~ if you have not made it yet I urge you don’t procrastinate and not go ~ there are 5 sims Aurelian, Gilded, Golden, Halycon, and Tinseled with gifts from over 100 Designer stores like Apple Fall, Blueberry, Fancy Decor, Salt & Pepper, What Next, and yes various stores just for the men as well with gifts in every store ~ as well they are cutting their prices drastically to entice you♥  Over the next couple days will be showing some of the gifts that I got from this event ~ so I better get my butt to open all those boxes that I have piled up in the living room LOL ~ ooops forgot about what am wearing to tell you it was a Marketplace find that includes the outfit, shoes, belly gems, ankle bracelet ~ till next time please take time for yourself to breathe ♥♥ hugzz

shot at my home using Artis Sit on the Beach pose surrounded the Cubic Republic’s Shop&Hop gift of Potted Cyclamen Pink, Magenta, Red, White.

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
!CGF- Leather & Silver Star Anklet
!CGF-Low Cut Teal Denim-Maitreya
!CGF-Silver/Amber Belly Piercing
!CGF-Tan/Teal HALF TIP TOE Bow Sneaker
!CGF-Teal Brat SWEATSHIRT-
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
MICHAN – Celine Circlet Shop&Hop GIFT
NamiiChu ~ Silver Twinklies Shop&Hop Gift
TRUTH / Joy ~ Group 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

thoughts…

Matching

Some may think its corny or way too not chic yet for me I do think its sweet when at times you wear matching tops ~ oh am not speaking about a daily or even a weekly thing ~ no that gets to be a tad creepy in my eyes seeing adults always dressed alike ~ the sweaters are from The Arcade by Bleich ♥  oh looking for more gifts head over there and in the middle there is a huge Christmas tree that you can see underneath a lot of gifts ~ still sorting stuff from all the Advents and group gifts ~ speaking of gifts for those that are members of Calas Ty and Truck have the rather fabulous scarves that you see wrapped around our neck as gifts this year…Little Frenchie is a past gift and is still out at the Pavilion for those looking for a cute pet…I am still curious about your thoughts if you think matching holiday sweaters are just creepy or they are alright in moderation…RL is screaming as today is my appointment with a surgeon nothing major ~ before I head out I wanted to comment on the nice remarks that have been getting on my blog posts ~ thank you so much for those as they do mean a lot to me ♥♥ till next time as it gets closer and closer to the big day take time out for yourself ~ enjoy a moment of peace, sip on your favorite drink whether hot, cold, alcoholic or not hehehe…

This was shot at our home using the Glamrus Pose White Christmas that am not sure exactly when or where I got it but they are now only on Marketplace.

wearing:

Brutus

3D MESHiah-Christmas hat
A&D Clothing – Pants -Austin-
Bleich – Xmas ’89 Ugly Sweater *TheArcade
CATWA HEAD Daniel v3.2
SIG GIANNI CHELSEA Boots
Stealthic – Like Lust
[CG2018] Mens Winter Scarf
[Signature] Gianni Body – Body – v4.6
-NIVARO- Skin – 04. Lion Tone

Wearing
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Beloved Jewelry : Snowflake Necklace/POE gift
Bleich – Xmas ’89 Ugly Sweater – Snow
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
SAVIN – CAMI LEATHER SKIRT – GREEN –
TRUTH / Athena
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
[CG2018] Ladies Tintable Winter Scarf
^^Swallow^^ Magic Pixie Ears Left

Toshi Farms…

Toshi Farms
Couple days ago I grabbed my cute pet “Puggy” and we went exploring looking for a snow-filled sim and we found as you can see above a very nice one called “Toshi Farms” ~ there are all sorts of winter activities that you can take part in plus they have the coolest tree farm that I have seen ~For those owning Water Horses there are nice snow covered trails that you can come to ride♥  Snow is falling so make sure you dress warm with hats, mittens and especially boots as the snow is rather deep in places…Sadly the truck behind me is not mine along with that gorgeous tree in the back of it ~ they do have a gorgeous tree lot that you can pick out your own special tree and do not even have to bring your ax with you as they are already cut ~ enjoy walking around Toshi Farms ♥♥

Was shot at Toshi Farms using the prop/pose by ENIIPose that they are gifting for 5L ~

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
EF: Nimbus Necklace
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Razor/// Harley Boots w/ Socks – MAITREYA
Scandalize. Coat FUR/Mesh. Maitreya
Scandalize. Top. Maitreya
TRUTH / Apple
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
[bh] leggings silver