Category Archives: Life Style, Home and Garden

Fall Touches

Second Spaces brought some lovely fall decor to Collabor88 this month and I’m madly in love because it’s all ONE PIECE rather than 438954579 separate pieces that rez together and then you have to link them all yourself to move them.

I swear to you, there is a special hell for people who put their decor releases out like that.

I curse you, I do. Every time I realize I’m about to unpack something something that’s multiple items which are unlinked part of me dies inside.

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Clothes Make a Statement

Costumes tell a story.

I’ve  heard that saying, but I wonder if I’m always in costumes or clothes?  Regardless of that, I’ve spent my morning running around in an October fueled joy, because it’s pumpkin time and it’s Halloween time and leaves are turning.

It’s time for everything to change.

I hit the FLF hard and heavy this morning too, as evidenced by my pumpkins, dress and shoes. WORTH every penny.

Some people might tell you it’s too soon to start Halloween dressing and decorating.

We call such people bad friends and recommend you limit your exposure to them. No one needs that kind of negativity.

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Gidge is Wearing:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll
Head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0
Shoes: fri. – Bea Heels (Bats) FLF
Socks: fri. – Bea Socks FLF
Dress: LAZYBONES – Mira Strappy Belt Dress – Hands – Maitreya
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Earrings: Schadenfreude Skull Acrylic Charm Earring COLLABOR88
Hair: Slink Bianca Hair Nordic
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Bicycle Prop: What Next
Pumpkins: What Next

Great Minds Thinking Alike

All the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. Lewis BlackGidge is my favorite person in Second Life and among my favorites in my first life, too. So, it’s no surprise we sometimes think alike and dress alike. Our mutual love for this dress from Nylon Outfitters was unplanned, but you know, I thought about reshooting with a different color, but I changed my mind. I like the black one best, and really, it’s a case of great minds thinking alike. By the way, if you like this dress, get yourself over to Collabor88 now because it’s the last day.

All the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. Lewis BlackI don’t like candy corn, but these critters crack me up. One of my favorite items from The Arcade this month. It’s amazing how they with their simplistic form still manage to express emotions. There’s some popcorn for all the drama from Lost Junction and a fun plastic table and stools from PLAAKA – all at The Arcade.

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The Arcade Closes at Midnight Friday

Life needs more beaches and bonfires.

Beaches and dragons, camping equipment and drive-ins, campers, canoes, and wedding dresses. All those things will remain in one room for just one more day….so if you have been waiting for traffic to slow down at The Arcade, you better hop to it.
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Unnatural Habits: A Second Life Book Review Blog

I have been reviewing books for more than a year and got this crazy idea last night that I might try video blogging my reviews from Second Life. This is a review of Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood. It comes out July 4th. You can also read the review on my book blog. The book I reviewed takes place in 1929, so I dressed the part.

****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: Donna Flora GRIMILDE
Shoes: Ingenue :: Pickford Heels :: Plum
Jewelry: DONNA FLORA DENISE necklace
DONNA FLORA GINGER ring R
Skin: Glam Affair Clara Applier America
Hair: Vanity Hair:Timeless-Greedy
Appliers: Glam Affair Clara Applier America
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: Slink Ankle Lock
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands and Feet Utilities HUD Deluxe V2
AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Location: (Milk Motion) L’orangerie – RARE
(Milk Motion) l’orangerie – wall panel 1 – L
(Milk Motion) l’orangerie – wall panel 1 – R
22769 – Amphore with Boxtree White – COMMON
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Side Table
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – TieredCandle
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Retro Telephone
22.erratic / aea – tea lavender
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Chaise – RARE
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Ruffled Pillow
Mesh Nation 1 vertical book – shadowmapped

The Arcade brings sunshine and flowers

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.

I was looking for a quote for my pictures and came across “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” It was attributed to Walt Whitman which struck me as bizarre. It does not sound the least bit like Whitman. Whitman wrote things like “Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling!” The internet is good for many things, but it’s been a disaster to those who want proper attribution for quotes. Thankfully there are those who are combatting error like The Quote Investigator.

The Arcade has arrived and with June comes sunshine and flowers, not just outdoors, but even on the wall.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.

I shot these pictures in the small attic bedroom at the top of Scarlet Creative’s romantic Daisy Weathered House at The Arcade. With ivy and moss on the walls and roofs, delicate floral wallpaper and so many gables it would make Nathaniel Hawthorne jealous, this house is everything.
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