I could NOT resist on this, the anniversary of IOF’s 13th year, to wear this freebie outfit I got at Shop n Hop for Christmas.
I love the Shop n Hop events. I roll through them like a kid in a candy store. I love finding new stores and grabbing freebies to see what folks are giving out, and buying things that I don’t need just because I want them.
I used to have a friend in SL who said Need wasn’t a word we used.
You might think I’m insulting this outfit, but I’m not. It’s well made. It comes with several color options and frankly, it’s cute! I like it. I was tickled to find it in the box as a gift, and felt like today was just the perfect day to wear it.
I am also wearing a skin from YS & YS whom I haven’t worn in a while and I love it. It’s a wonderful free gift also from Shop n Hop.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my lovely Linden Home. The STILT homes are on the horizon, and once upon a time I HAD a stilt home (built by Funky Junk) and I truly LOVED it. I loved just being on the water, and it was a happy time.
But really, I’ve got a little corner of paradise. I live here in an awesome spot on THE ELMS and a place I call Elms Sea and really, my view is unparalleled and my neighbors are quiet (no satan alters at this spot) and so can I complain?
No. I can’t.
I chose the one story model as it’s the best vic for me and my overwhelming need to decorate. I can’t have a bunch of EMPTY ROOMS darnit. I need to fill every room and while I LOVE the big houses, I always desperately want to decorate and fill all the rooms and while my prim allotment is generous it’s not enough. I need more.
Plus I need knicknacks everywhere. So you see, a two story just wasn’t going to get it.
I’ve been here a while, long enough for it to start to feel like home. Can you be in love with your little home space? I kind of am.
Also things rings from Yummy. She truly makes the best rings on the grid. Are you wearing them? No? Why?
It’s a Wednesday my lovelies, I hope the week is treating you well. Until tomorrow…ciao.
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.
I have a friend I work with who’s a devout Christian. He’s fond of saying “You can’t threaten me with heaven” with a smile that is that of a gleeful martyr. He doesn’t fear death, he feels in his heart that whatever comes next holds more majesty and perfection than anything dreamt of in your philosophy etc.
He doesn’t accept fear of death into his life, he doesn’t seek it but fear of it has no place. I find that to be a very interesting philosophy really. I don’t embrace it, but it’s interesting.
I have a different position on death, but mine is regarding grief. I’m full. Can’t accept any more grief. The skies could rain down fire and brimstone and I’m not sure I could shed a tear. I can’t feel more grief than I have felt this year, and I’m glad of it. Continue reading →
I tossed and turned, unable to sort out why ideas of a lovely thermos, a berry cake, a baby doll, an eggnog tray and a snowman seemed to be swirling around my mind. What could they mean? Continue reading →
I don’t believe in Black Friday. I can’t imagine withholding my need to buy whatever I want for one day a year. I believe firmly in wanton consumerism 365 days a year. I want everything. So I am an anomaly and don’t shop madly on Black Friday. Continue reading →
Sometimes you have one of those posts where you’re going to say a lot of things and then you realize you don’t have the mental energy for the follow up conversations that will happen?
This is one of those posts.
I’m travelling and thought I’d kick off with some swimming but I wandered into this place, and now I think my travels might just end up being a tour of LEA. Not the worst thing, but the windlights are hell on our skin.
“Writing is an exploration. We start with nothing and learn as we go.”
~ E.L. Doctorow
Gidge is Wearing:
Earrings: (Yummy) Double Heart Studs – Diamond – L
(Yummy) Double Heart Studs – Diamond- R
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.1
Skin: League: Milla for Lelutka Head – Pale
Eyes: Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (London Fog, w2) L
Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (London Fog, w2) R
Playsuit: Lacuna – Playsuit in Ocean Blue for My Attic
Feet: : Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right V2.1
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – L – Point
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – R – Elegant
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ami
First there is desire Then… passion! Then… suspicion! Jealousy! Anger! Betrayal! Where love is for the highest bidder, There can be no trust! Without trust, There is no love! Jealousy. Yes, jealousy… Will drive you… mad!Continue reading →
Despite my current space restraints I couldn’t resist installing the new bar from Trompe Loeil in my house. I needed “something” in this room and I’ve found it. A full service bar that works from BOTH sides – PERFECT! Continue reading →
I ran the gauntlet yesterday, getting my stamp card completed for ENCHANTMENT. I may actually end up going back and picking up another item and running it again, as there was more I really loved at the event and hey, lovely free gifts are good. But for this morning, I’m having trouble getting moving even with my little dog Spike reminding me we need to get going.