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Fireworks and BBQ

There’s a lot of planning that goes in to putting on a perfect July 4 shindig so I had to get started early. How much food is too much? Who even knows?

I decided to give the grill a cleaning and a run through tonight. Stop judging me, some of that meat is for the neighbors. No really I’m very hospitable.

I practiced making drinks and sampling my own wares I have to say, these are delicious. I think I’m about ready for the big day tomorrow.

ChicChica had a FUN little group gift out for all you 4th of July types. I had to get one. SUPER cute.

All this getting ready for the big day has me completely worn out. Are you ready? What are your plans?

I picked up these amazingly comfy PRIDE sneaks from BLEICH and I recommend you run don’t walk to grab them for 50L if they are still there. Perfect, comfy shoes.

Bring on the 4th!

Gidge is ready for the 4th in:
Snakes: Bleich – Fear – Pride [F Maitreya Flat]
Pants: Blueberry – Georgina – Yoga Pants – Maitreya Blueberry Booty
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Hair: Exile:: Macy
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Tank: Zaara : Fatima yoga tank lotus
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 MABELINE bom skin PINEAPPLE
Hand Held Firework: ChicChica Group Gfit

SL17B

I had an inauspicious landing at SL17B as the landing point i chose dropped me right in the middle of some pool inside a building of some sort. It never rezzed to the point that I could figure out if it was a temple, or some sort of memorial or what it was I was trapped in. I finally managed to climb out, irritated to say the least but as always, I wanted to love SL17B.

It’s like the sims on SL17B were planned and put together by people who never once had to plan or lay out an event. There is some sort of joyous “cram everything together and who cares how it looks” planning that seems to go on. What this ends up meaning for us mortals not rocking the greatest gaming computer is that it is lag hell, and rendering hell. Is that a rocket ship? Is that a rock? Is that a cyclops? I’ll never know. It never rezzed.

It’s hard to put down the amazing and inspired vignettes our fellow citizens make though. There’s so much joy and creativity, little activities scattered through out to make you smile and let you enjoy the view. Sometimes maybe it’s ok if things aren’t perfect, if you can still enjoy the fun of it.

I stumbled in to a poetry cafe, where we were invited to sit and then touch the photo of the poet we were interested in. I was handed a copy of Maya Angelou’s Poem “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” which was poignant to me in light everything going on out in the world.

There are some amazing builds, beautiful vignettes to take photos or just play and enjoy your SL. It’s worth the lag and slogging through the mess of it, it really is. There are gifts that are amazing and you can find those in concentrated gift areas. There’s also a shopping area – shop and hop or something or other. You can locate them all here at this link.

Have you gone? You need to go.

After all – there is a free Kittycat! Always a win.

There was a lot more to see and do – obviously one place was giving out a horse to ride, which I found to be delightful. There is a trolley but I could never manage to get on it – i find that confusing. I waited a ridiculous amount of time – let me tell you. It kept going! There is also a drive in movie which LOOKS great but doesn’t work – it says you can click on the screen to start it but it just craps out.

Regardless of these quibbles – SL17B will only come once and this is your chance. Get off your platform and go have some fun. Be ridiculous. Pick up the freebies. Come for the fun, stay for the lag.

Gidge is doing SL17B in:
Ring: (Yummy) Jack’s Typewriter Ring (Right)
Camera: (Yummy) Travel Camera – Black – Side – All Colors
Tee: -tres blah- Fitted Tee (Maitreya) – Cat Icon
Sneakers: Baiastice_Starlight Sneakers-Leather Black-Maitreya
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Jeans: JellyRoll – Maitreya Weekender Jeans
Hair: Magika – Hair – Nova (Size 1)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 AVONLEA bom skin COTTON CANDY

Blue Crusin’

I am headed toward the weekend, so I decided it was never too early to overdress.

What is on your agenda this weekend anyway? Anything good?

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Gidge is Blue in:
Dress: !AS! Carola – Maitreya
Earrings: (Caroline’s Jewelry) Kennedy White Pearl Earrings – (vintage)
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Jecklace: -Narcisse- Edith Choker (vintage)
Head: CATWA Freya
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Hair: Navy&Copper – Cinnamon SIZE1
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – ASMITA cotton candy

June 23rd, 2020. Magika annual sale.

Sabina Gully has been on SL since 2006, making hair since the beginning, and I believe the saying “practice makes perfect” applies perfectly to her work. My oldest Magika hair must be from 2008, when I stumbled upon her store, and fell in love. Every year, Sabina has an amazing store-wide sale, and you don’t want to miss it! Most of the following styles were purchased full price, because I can’t resist a new Magika style, but if you like them, you should run and grab them while they’re 50% off. The sale ends on June 30th.

Left to right, top to bottom : Aria, Olivia, Keira, Juniper.
Left to right, top to bottom : Alyssa, Autumn, Ivy, Faye.
Left to right, top to bottom : Sage, Willow, Irene, Lucy.

Other credits :
– Body : Maitreya – Lara
– Head : LeLutka – Nova
– Shape : Banana Banshee
– Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
– Piercing : Little fish – Borw ring for LeLutka
– Skin : Lara Hurley – Audri – Rose pale
– Moles : Izzie’s – Face moles + Banana Banshee – Rosie moles
– Eyes : Banana Banshee – October
– Glasses : Sleepy Eddy – Boston Glasses
– Necklace : Kunglers – Dhiaka necklace
– Outfit : Tres Blah – Greta Romper

June 21st, 2020.

June 21st, first day of Summer, is also here in France the “Fête de la Musique”, National Music Day. Traditionally (well, since 1981 when it was created), it’s a day when every teenage garage band, every pseudo south American folk band, basically anyone who owns a music instrument, regardless of whether they’re able to properly play it or not, gets out on the street and plays. There also are more serious and established bands playing live, outdoors or in bars, but by the time you reach the one you wanted to see, their gig is usually over, and then you start arguing again with your friends about where to go next… But I’m getting side tracked. Back to that cute summery outfit from Tres Blah that I fatpacked a few days ago, I think it was on sale (75Lsomething, maybe? I’m so sorry I can’t remember). It’s a bit bold for my taste, but I figured it would be perfect for a first day of Summer!

I matched it with jewelry from Kunglers (I went on a shopping spree there) and hair from Magika. Oh, by the way, Magika started their big annual sale yesterday, you might want to go take a look.
Also, I started playing with the layer of my LeLutka Nova head, and I must admit, it’s fun to have almost unlimited options. I went with a slight sunburn, because, hey, June 21st.

Credits :
– Body : Maitreya – Lara
– Head : LeLutka – Nova
– Hair : Magika – Energy
– Eyes : Banana Banshee – October
– Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
– Skin : Lara Hurley – Audri layer [LeLutka] black eyebrows ROSE PALE
– Lips : Lara Hurley – Audri [LeLutka] lips nude ROSE PALE
– Freckles : Lara Hurley – Audri [LeLutka] Freckles
– Blush : Izzie’s – Winter Blush + Izzie’s – Summer Blush red
– Sunburn : Izzie’s – Body Summer Blush All-in-1 Hud
– Eyeshadow : Izzie’s – LeLutka – Whiskey Smokey Eyeshadow brown
– Glasses : Deep Static – Mackenzie Glasses
– Romper : Tres Blah – Greta Romper
– Necklace : Kunglers – Dhiaka necklace
– Rings right hand : Kunglers – Hannah ring
– Ring left hand : Kunglers – Terri rings
– Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi
– Shoes : .Mutresse. Kafa Espadrilles

June 13th, 2020.

One would think, with two boys under 5 at home, my life would be filled with toy cars and firetrucks… well, actually, it is. But my oldest is also very much into princesses at the moment. Very. Much. His imaginary friends are called Anna and Elsa. So when he walked by my computer earlier this morning, he went “waaaaaaaaah! Mummy!! You’re a PRINCESS!! So pretty!”

Also, I finally gave in and got myself one of the new Evolution heads at LeLutka. Actually that happened a while ago but it took me weeks to make it look like “me”. Now, I’m quite pleased, because I can wear some of my old system skins. Not today though, today, I’m wearing one of the latest Lara Hurley, and I have to say I love it.

Credits :
– Body : Maitreya – Lara
– Head : LeLutka – Nova
– Shape – home made
– Skin : Lara Hurley – Audri – Rose Pale
– Eyes : Banana Banshee – October – Forest pack
– Hair : Exile – Versailles
– Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
– Necklace : Nanika – Elle Necklace
– Dress : Junbug – Pippa – Blush
– Nails : EarthStones – Sparkle and Shine Mani/Pedi
– Rings : Kunglers – Rowen – Quartz

Decor :
– Nutmeg – Distressed Grand Piano dark with pink drape
– Nutmeg – Dark Piano chair – pink
– Nutmeg – Old music sheets – floor
– Nutmeg – Old music sheets – standing
– Nutmeg – Vintage metronome

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