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Dumber than a Bag of Hammers

Yesterday I had a mini meltdown. I popped over to Seven Deadly Skins to grab the group gift and immediately went home to try it on. What can I say, I’m a fan girl. I was immediately upset because my Catwa head wasn’t working right. It wouldn’t take the BOM layer.

Now let me back up and say, I get it. Most of my SL issues are because I’m being Gidgey and NOT paying attention at all. Firs thing to check – am I actually wearing a CATWA head? Did I push the CATWA head BOM button on the HUD? I tried different skins – no avail. I tried OMEGA relay. No avail. I asked myself “What am I wearing to cause this?” I scanned through worn items quickly but could not see anything that made me go AHA. I posted on plurk and received a flurry of things to look for.

I rage quit. I went back. I took it off. I put it back on. I went back to plurk to RAGE About not getting it right. Someone suggested TATTOO layer and I went back to my WORN items list.

FUCK MY LIFE.

There are so many things to remember now. There are so many ways to wear a skin. Base layer with tattoo, omega, system skin, applier….it’s like in going back to basics we’ve just added even more complexity than this Gidgey brain can process. SO INDEED it was that I was wearing a tattoo layer FACE that my eyes just floated past every time I was checking out what I was wearing. My brain didn’t register that this would be an entire FACE even though I AM INDEED The person who put it on.

Thus, I took it off and solved my life.

This is the 7 Deadly Skins group gift and this is really an awesome group to belong to. I’m a huge fan.

I meant to change my hair but you guys I was traumatized by this skin thing. Hold me.

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Gidge is Beachy In:
Hair:””D!va”” Hair “Kate”
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Bikini: AtaMe – Cute n Kinky
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 MABELINE bom skin PINEAPPLE

The Pirates of Bellisseria

I went outside to get set up for my cookout/pool party today and discovered this off the coast. The Jolie Rouge is up, so that’s a bit concerning to me. They continued sailing onward around the tip of the coast and heading toward Bloodroot. I feel like it’s very likely that is where they were headed with a name like that. Don’t you?

Just a simple affair today with lots of sun and food. I’m going to have to get Aliana to change her hair when Cajsa finally gets back on the grid regularly. Two redheads would be too confusing. But she’s my Alt Bestie that’s for sure. I keep thinking I will make her a proper bedroom – it can almost be like she really lives here! Poor girl. I never let her go many places.

It’s hot and sweaty today. A true traditional summer kick off kind of day. I should have invited over more people but then I’m never good at being around when other people are having things. I should work on that.

I picked up a new pool from the Stay at Home Club – that is a great free pick up run don’t walk. I also got us both a new swimsuit for the day. Free is my favorite price.

I hope that your Memorial Day weekend was reverent to those lost but that your time spent with family and friends was fully of love and sunshine.

Happy Monday girls.

Gidge is kicking off summer with:
Head: Catwa
Hair: Exile::Loose Ends
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Bikini: TP – FLAMINGO Bikini Bra Maitreya – Stay at Home Club
Overalls: N-Uno
Tank: Addams
Earrings: ~FBG~ Conversation Hearts Antique Gold Earrings
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – EVERLASTING cotton candy

Aliana is all free all the time in:
Jeans and Tank from Stay at Home club
Bikini from Stay at Home Club
Hair from – Wasabi Pills (gacha)
Skin From – 7 Deadly Skins

Head – Akeruka

Home: Gidge’s Vic on Abrus – Bellisseria
Picnic Table: Vintage Cheeky Pea
Grill: Tres Blah
Pink Lemonade: What Next
Radio: Tres Blah

Friday Night Tour Guide

On Friday night I had the distinct pleasure of taking my old friend Dancien around the grid on a tour of “the NEW SL”. Except, it’s not really NEW it’s just – “CHANGED AND UPGRADED FROM WHEN YOU LEFT SL”. I started him off with a quick run to Kittycats because even if he didn’t want their free kittycat – well I did. (He did).

If you haven’t heard, they have these kitties out, you get either a boy or a girl and they are free – one per resident. AND you don’t have to feed them. If you covet a sweet little friend for your Linden home or personal parcel, I recommend these lovelies.

Next we popped over to Dutchie so I could show him the awesome furniture including a dining set I covet that has really cool meal sequencing available. He covets the bar – so i’m going to look forward to popping over to his place and having drinks.

After that we went to 7 Emporium and picked up yard signs to offend our neighbors. HOA BE DAMNED!!

I’ve also been working on more house decorating and finally got progress on my office.

In her previous post Rose mentioned her new love of grabbing old and new things and putting them together. Honestly that’s become my jam. I love shopping and am not stopping, but there’s no reason why GREAT things from my inventory can’t come out for a spin now and then. I mean, Blueberry makes AMAZING jeans. Why wouldn’t I wear them just because they aren’t new?

i still like my Catwa head that was free. I have one quibble and that is that my ears go green on the regular. What is that about? It’s disconcerting but you still see me wearing it don’t you?

Gidge is showing Dancien Around In:
Hair: #BESOM HAIR~Jae size 1
Shirt: LACUNA Raglan Doll Tee – M – Lavender & Almond
Jeans: Blueberry – Ashberry Jeans – BlueberryBooty – Maitreya
Earrings: EarthStones Hoot Owl Earring – Winter
Shoes: Ingenue :: Dorrit Sandals (Maitreya) :: Fatpack
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Backpack: Tee*fy The Unusual Bags – Dream Tv Pink
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – ASMITA pineapple
Location: Kittycats – free gift one per resident. NO food required.

May 12th, 2020

I’m liking this idea of getting one new item, and matching it with a bunch of older things from my inventory. For one, I’m thrifty these days and it saves me some l$. Also, it ensures I will not show the exact same look everyone is displaying on the feeds. I fatpacked the Jouy dress at the Emery Booth at Collabor 88, it came with a lovely jacket but I found one from

I didn’t feel like travelling on the grid to take m picture, so I just stayed at home. I do love my home, I probably should show more of it some day.

Credits :
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Head : LeLutka – Simone
Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie Shape
Skin : Amara Beauty – Clara (LeLutka applier)
Eyes : Banana Banshee – October
Hair : Lamb – Stellar
Glasses : Cae – Zora
Dress : Emery – Jouy dress – gold (@ C88)
Jacket : Tres Blah – Leather Jacket
Shoes : The Oak – Musye High Heels

Furniture :
Cheeky Pea – Hardy Bedroom Set

May 10th, 2020

I grabbed this cute dress at the Fashionably Dead booth at Collabor88, and then I had to dig in my inventory to find pretty things to match. And boy did I find things! That skin, for instance, si from Clef de Peau, and believe it or not, I’d never worn it before. It was buried deep in a folder of “things to sort and maybe blog”, and I’m glad I found it. It’s very pretty and the freckles are a lovely option.

But let’s get back to that dress for a minute. It comes in a gazillion colours, but I was feeling in the mood for green. The HUD offers a lot of corset options, plain and embroidered, and the level of detail is stunning.

Credits :
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Head : LeLutka – Simone
Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie Shape
Skin : Clef de Peau – Bianca – Nature
Lipgloss : Izzie’s – Sheer Lipgloss
Eyes : Banana Banshee
Eyelashes : Mila – Volume Eyelashes
Hair : Elikatira – Amberlia
Glasses : Sleepy Eddy – Boston Glasses
Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
Dress : Fashionably Dead – Casual Queen – Forest (@C88)
Nails : EarthStones – Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi
Rings : Yummy – Gardenia Rings
Tights : The Secret Store – Polka Tights – Applier
Flats : Phedora – Sorcha flass

Light and Dark

The gifts at Fameshed this round are ridiculous and I’m clad in them today. This little lingerie-esque dress plus my hair were both pickups from the multitude of gifts available. Truly- I admire the generosity of their creators. More than once I grab something and then go back to buy more because I’m impressed with the style or quality. Giving good freebies says a LOT about you as a creator.

To those of you giving out chokers. Get your shit together. Especially those of you who make home furnishings and give out a choker. They’re always crap. Just stop it.

Now that I’m ranty I’d also like to say that if you give a free gift, it should be OF the sort of thing you make. If you make hair, don’t give me earrings. If you make shoes – for the love of god don’t give me a flower. You see, if you give me shoes and I’m impressed, I’m going to come back and buy shoes from you. If you give me some random ass flower -I’m not going to remember you as a shoe maker.

Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.

It’s a ME day today. So I’m going to let the pixel baby come home from Auntie Inventory’s house! Crazy right?

I like this round little face head.

Gidge is Clubbing In:
Dress: Blossom&Seeds Koki ML – Fameshed Gift
Necklace: Cae :: Danica :: Necklace
Shoes: Ingenue :: Rosalba Heels [LARA] :: Fatpack
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Hair: {Limerence} Bondy hair – Fameshed Gift
Skin: [Pink Fuel] – Gaia – GENUS – (ltbrow) – Be Mine 2020 (BOM)
Brow Shape: Juicy – Meghan Brows

May 9th, 2020

There are stores, around the grid, where you can’t just buy one item, you just have to fatpack the whole thing. Blueberry usually has a style that’s way too sexy for my taste, but whatever she releases, even the things I wouldn’t wear, are impeccably made. The mesh is flawless, the textures gorgeous. Her latest release, In Control, is no exception, and covers enough skin that I can feel comfortable wearing it. It comes with a choice of trousers or short skirt, a top that can be lacy-see through or plain (obviously I chose plain), a blazer jacket, and it even offers shoes but I opted for a pair of maxi heels from Reign. Look at me being all working girl!

Credits :
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie shape
Head : LeLutka – Simone
Skin : Pink Fuel – Anja
Hair : Magika – Sage
Glasses : Sleepy Eddy – Boston Glasses
Lipstick : Pink Fuel – Dazzle Me
Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
Outfit : Blueberry – In Control
Shoes : Reign – Maxi heels
Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi – Fatpack – Maitreya
Rings : KUNGLERS – Rowen rings – Citrine
Necklace : Bliensen + MaiTai – Coraline
Eyes : Banana Banshee
Eyelashes : Mila – Volume Eyelashes

In Quarantine on the Grid

Puzzles, Games and Bunnies with some Chinese takeout

I decided this past weekend to jump headfirst back in to my SLife, whereas prior I’ve been just dallying here and there. I’ve blasted my way through new brands, gotten out of my comfort zone, tried things I would NEVER have bothered with in the past.

In short – I finally feel at home again in this pixel world. I’m extremely excited about it.

One thing I decided to do while I am playing with new things is start dragging out OLD skins. One of those great features of BOM is the ability to make everything old new again. I have HUGE regrets that I trashed my old LEAGUE skins when applier HUDS became the rage. Why did I trash LEAGUE? I don’t know. I trashed a few brands, Curio, and some others, and my sadness that they are lost to me forever is huge.

One thing I learned, by dragging these skins out and slapping them on a mesh head via BOM is this. They did not age well. I would say 75% of my old skins are very OMG WTF WTF NO NO NO. It’s sort of like that. The colors are just off, or not current. The look is too harsh. Sometimes they don’t stretch across mesh properly and it’s all just wrong.

But every once in a while an old brand reminds me how I loved them, once upon a time. Long since gone is Tuli – that maker of delicate, lovely skin. An old friend once described Tuli as making the “most kissable lips”. I was a such a fan girl, once upon a time.

I will confess that this skin still has a lovely face, but it doesn’t “quite” work with mesh. The line between head and body I can’t seem to overcome it’s always JUST a bit wonky. The thing is though, this skin was never meant for mesh. Mesh wasn’t an itch in it’s daddy’s pants back when I got this skin. So I’ve pulled the old blogger cheat and slapped on a choker necklace and somewhat obscured this.

I promise you, I’ll do the same any time I wear it in the future. Don’t judge me. Wearing Tuli is like running in to an old friend you thought was gone forever.

Another aside, as I ramble a LOT on this Sunday morning, is that I discovered a pose store I really love. As a pose maker, I was always completely reticent to enter any pose shops or use ANYONE’S poses because I didn’t want to be accused of ripping off anyone’s work. Even long after I closed up shop, I still continued this habit and I feel like it’s been pretty limiting. I can’t even remember why I stumbled in to Secret Poses but their Chinese Take Out pose set completed my desire to be eating constantly in SL.

I am a huge fan, and am going to be shopping there more.

And now, it’s Sunday. Whatever should I do on a Sunday? Probably eat….

Gidge is Housebound in:
Jeans: Vinyl – Oakley Jeans
Lip Gloss[:Tuli:] Helena / petal :: Lips :: Sheer Sugar Pink (gloss)
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Choker: (Yummy) Layered Chain Choker – All Colors
Shirt: -Pixicat- Stina Shirt – JeansBlack (Maitreya)
Earrings: Cae :: Owl :: Earring
Necklace: Cae :: Trinket :: Necklace (Long)
Hair: Exile:: Lana
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Shoes: Pure Poison – Cutie Pie Flats – Black Stripes – Maitreya
Pose & Props: Secret Poses. Chinese Take
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: [:Tuli:] Helena / pearl (light) :: 05
Manicure: Alaska Metro
Games: Second Spaces

May 1st 2020

Oh hi again! I told you I got both the short and the long version of the cute jumpsuit from Etiquette, didn’t I? Well here’s the long one. I chose the green one because I figured, for a long one, a lighter colour would be prettier. Then came the hard part, accessorising. And for that I went into digging mode in the organised chaos that is my inventory. I apologise in advance if some of the things I wear are old and possibly discontinued.

I’ve been buying hair from Magika since 2007 I think, back then it was already way better than what most other (now long gone) hair makers would do. I’m always amazed at how, with every new release, Sabina Gully keeps improving and renewing her style. This cute one is called Prudence and comes with a cat and a devil horn headband, but I wanted something more elegant for this picture so I dug up this starry headband.

Credits :
– Body : Maitreya – Lara
– Head : LeLutka Simone
– Skin : Pink Fuel – Anja
– Eyes : Banana Banshee
– Hair : Magika – Hair – Prudence
– Headband : Monso – My Star Headband/ Gold
– Glasses : EarthStones Eye Glasses – The Curator
– Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
– Necklace : Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Ariel Sun Pendant – Short
– Lipstick : Izzie’s – LeLutka Applier Fae Lipgloss
– Jumpsuit : Etiquette – Keira Jumpsuit green
– Bracelets : Cae – Hana
– Rings : Yummy – Theia Ring set @Uber
– Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi @Uber
– Shoes : Friday – Sio Flats – Sunny @Uber


Fog and Rain Make an Early Night

I picked up this adorable bunny for snuggling at the Gachaland from Hopscotch as a free gift yesterday. It’s just the perfect size for bed time snuggles and coziness. Bellisseria is having a rainy day. It makes me wish I could turn my house around and let the big windows face the ocean.

It’s a perfect night to hit the sack early and just listen to the rain and the surf. Pretty good life, if you ask me.

I picked up this very cute nightgown from Seniha from the STAY AT HOME CLUB. It’s labeled as a dress but that’s a snuggle up, bed-time print to me so I’m calling it a nightgown. I don’t even care.

The rabbit and I will be in bed if you’re looking for us. I hope your Thursday was good to you. You deserve it.

Gidge is ready for bed in:
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Slink
Bunny: ~HopScotch~ Huggy Bunny – Lavender
Necklace: Cae :: Enchanted :: Necklace
Hair: Exile:: Sierra
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap
Nightgown: Seniha. Cassie Dress // Hourglass – STAY AT HOME CLUB
Body: Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux) V4.1.1
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 AKYLA bom skin CARAMEL