Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year To You All!

Dear Diary:

Here it is!!  On the brink of another year!!  2013 already!!  I can't believe how fast this year has gone.  I'm so lucky and so grateful for the loving family I have; for the wonderful friends I have in both my worlds; and, for the people who read my rantings and ravings.


My wish for all of you is a happy, healthy and peaceful year wherever we are, whatever world we're in, however we choose to live it.

Good Night for now.

Prop and pose: Diesel Works (gift)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Here I Am... Amazon Woman

Dear Diary:

Well, this is the end of Luna's Colour Challenge Part Deux and I'm very sad that it's finished.  It's been so much fun looking for the obscure colour, putting together a great outfit, and emptying my bank account for just the right thing.  I'll certainly miss this every week.


So far there doesn't seem to be any plans for a new Challenge but I'm hoping Luna will have an epiphany and decide to do another Challenge soon, colour or not.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy Lipstick (red)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (Deep Hazel)
Eye Makeup: Mozz Cosmetics Winged eye with lashes (grey-green)
Hair: D!va Asami (for Collabor88)

Dress: Sweeter Than Candy Idelle (sage)

Earrings: NHA Mirella (gold) (no longer available)

Poses: Exposeur (for Advent Calendar 2012)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

♫ ♪ It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! ♫ ♪

Dear Diary:

I would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday no matter how you celebrate it.  I hope you all have a day with family and friends with good food, and lots of love. 


From my two friends who have helped me over the year with pictures and support, Chloe and Sam, and from myself, have a wonderful holiday season.

Good Night for now.

Prop: Katink Christmas gazebo
Pose: tea.s

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's Madder Lake Deep

Dear Diary:

Sometimes the names of colours for the Challenge just blow me away!  Where do they come from anyway?  Is this really the name of a colour?  So I just had to find out about this name.  I did learn that Madder Lake is a "bluish red, transparent pigment produced from alizarin red.  It's used to make stains and inks and as a component of artists' oil colours".  So it is really a colour-name and I love it!  The colour is very festive and perfect for the beginning of holiday parties.


I also found out that Madder Lake was an Australian band from the '70's.  Hear them here.  Nice peppy music just like the colour.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Seven Glossy lipstick (red)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (Deep Hazel)
Eye Shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey eye (red)
Lashes: Miamai Catwalk lashes (burst) (gift)
Nails: Izzie's Classic Nails
Hair: D!va Hair Miu

Gown: LMC Linda (red)
Stole: Icing Glam stole

Earrings and necklace: Mood Nightlife Diamond and Ruby

Poses: !Bang

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Another Week of Advent Calendar Goodies

Dear Diary:

I've had another great week of enjoying my finds at the Advent Calendars I've chosen to follow this year.


The Christmas scene from Dreamscape's Art Gallery contains everything [and more] that could be found in my living room.  The chair has 18 different sitting animations for male or female.  Assorted "pets", including a little grey mouse, provide company.  The Santa hat over the chair shows who has been visiting the house.  A great set to take some Christmas pictures.

The lingerie I'm wearing has been discreetly covered by my position but the jewelry shines through.  My inventory is growing drastically each day.

Good Night for now.

From Mint Tulip:
Eye makeup: Elymode eye shadow and liner (red)
Lingerie: Elymode bra & undies (red)
Earrings: Alice Project snowflake earrings
Necklace: Perception candy cane necklace (silver)

From KittyCats Winterland:
Headband: /*qbee Holiday Headband (pointsettia)
2nd necklace: Je Suis chouette necklace (purple)
Christmas scene: Dreamscapes Art Gallery


Sunday, December 9, 2012

All That is GOLD Does not Glitter [J.R.R. Tolkien]

Dear Diary:

The colour for the Challenge this week is one of my favourites.  I have lots of this colour in my closet in both my worlds.  So, in the spirit of the holiday season, I had to dress up.  Gold jewelry is also a favourite and I only wish I had more of that.  Of course, "gold" is often quoted in many profound sayings so here are a few:

"Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer"
[Muhammad Ali]

"Wisdom is better than silver or gold"
[Bob Marley lyrics]

"An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold"
[Chinese Proverb]


And my favourite quote -

"You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg!"
[Unknown]

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Izzie's Dark Vibrant Lipstick (rust)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (Deep Hazel)
Eye Shadow: HT Glitter makeup set (gold)
Lashes: MG Eyelashes groomed medium
Hair: Vanity Hair Romance

Gown: PM Lara gown (gold)
Shoes: MsDO18 Strapped (gold) (no longer available)

Earrings and necklace: Mood Isla

Poses: Diesel Works

 

 
 

  
 



Thursday, December 6, 2012

I'm Looking for the Advent Calendars

Dear Diary:

At this time of year, I enjoy picking a couple of Advent Calendars to follow.  This year I started with the Mint Tulip sim.  In that shopping mall, there are four stores participating - Exposeur, Alice Project, Elymode and Perception.  Exposeur has given out poses, for male and female, with mirrored versions too.  If you collect all the gifts from Elymode, you'll have a complete outfit, along with some makeup.  Alice Project and Perception have given out cute jewelry, along with other gifts.

Then I flew over to the KittyCats Winterland Calendar.  They have items from a variety of designers who are gifting impressive presents.  The Calendar is right at the landing point and you can retrieve back days too.

The other morning I received a notice that Cleom Bailey, of Just my Imagination has an Advent Calendar in the store also so I had to pick up the cute and often unusual gifts there as well.

Here are a few items from just a couple of days:


It's always fun to open a present to see what's inside.  I found some really interesting things.  Take a look on your travels.

Good Night for now.

From Mint Tulip:
Tee: Elymode Snowflake top
Eye Makeup: Elymode shadow and liner (blue)
Hair: Alice Project Hyori Christmas

From KittyCatS Winterland:
Prop: True North Designs Tigger Plop with 5 poses (also comes with smaller version)

From Just My Imagination
Cup: Holly Day mug

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I Love Cotton Candy

Dear Diary:

Pink - any shade of - is not my favourite colour.  But I do like cotton candy.

I always loved going to the circus when I was young.  Not because I enjoyed the animals or the rides but because I got to eat cotton candy.  I liked to watch when the coloured sugar was added to the container, the machine started whirling around, and finally the sugar was spun into a pink airy piece of fluff that I picked away at.  Then my Mom would make me brush my teeth extra long when I got home.


Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Izzie's Dark Vibrant Lipstick (raspberry)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (Deep Hazel)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Eyelashes Version 2 (02)
Blush: Glamorize Glowing Blush (red)
Hair with hat: W&Y hair no.46

Sweater: Orion sweater (pink) (no longer available)
Vest: Paradisis Yoko's jacket (Rose bunnies)
Jeans: CC Ltd Unisex jeans
Gloves: Cover Girl fur gloves (white)
Boots: Indyra Originals Chasseur boots (pink)

Poses: Elymode

Thursday, November 29, 2012

My Gold Card is Melting

Dear Diary:

Sometimes I feel like shopping.  Ok ok ok ....most of the time I feel like shopping...so I grabbed my purse and Gold Card and decided to look for a few Christmas presents.

I flew out to Izzie's, who has one of my favourite shops.  Right now, she has transformed her property into a wonderful wintery landscape for taking great photographs.
There was a couple skating on the lake who were showing their fancy footwork to everybody.
But of course my eyes were peeled to the store.
I managed to fill my bags with lots of clothes and then I needed makeup and jewelry to go with them.  And all for me!!  Well, next week I can start shopping for everybody else.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair with hat: Truth Hair Drake (gift)

Jacket: Aleida Birger jacket (green)(no longer available)
Pants: Aleida Jakob pant (black)(no longer available)
Purse: Miel messenger bag

Gold Credit Card: Essential Style Promo Credit Card (gold)

Poses: Picture 1  & 2 (in purse)
             Picture 3 Mon Tissu

Location: Izzie's Main Store

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I'm Tango-ing with Tangelo

Dear Diary:

What a vibrant colour this week

Named after a fruit that is a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit, the tangelo has a very sweet flavour.  To me it looks like an orange with a top knot, and is about as big as a fist.  It's too cold in my area to grow any of these juicy fruit but I enjoy eating them.


Makes me wanna dance!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy lipstick (orange brown)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (Deep Hazel)
Eye shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery smokey eye (black)
Lashes: MG Eyelashes Party Inverted crowns
Hair: Ivanka Akina Magic hair no. 21

Dress: justB tunic dress (orange / hot pink)
Tank top: Cupcakes simple shimmer tank (black)
Leggings: CoCo white leggings (tinted) (gift)
Boots: CoCo over-the-knee boot (black)

Poses: tea.s

Sunday, November 18, 2012

YEEHAWWW!!! It's Barley Corn

Dear Diary:

I don't know why but as soon as I saw that Barley Corn was the colour this week, I thought of cowboys.  I know.  I probably should have thought of farmers or grain inspectors or something like that but it was cowboys that came to mind.


Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Amandine

Shirt and tank: Riders Western Products A Bit open Outfit plaid (brown)
Jeans and chaps: Timber Creek chaps (light brown)
Boots: GF Short Western boots (camel)
Hat: Riders Western Products Straw Cowboy hat (FREE)

Piece of straw in mouth: Nica Strohhalm (straw) (SL Marketplace)

Poses in fence: Glitterati Fence (FREE)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thinking about Creativity

Dear Diary:

I like to read blogs from other people.  I always learn a lot.  The other day I read a post from Pamela Galli, owner of La Galleria, one of my favourite house / furniture / accessory stores.  Someone has been stealing her items and giving them away free.  That made me stop and think of how the excellent creators in our second world make our life so exciting.


This isn't the first time I've heard of our top artisans being ripped off by residents who don't or won't understand how hard these designers work at their creations.  When these items are distributed without the original creator getting credit, the inventor feels cheated and violated that their items are being distributed without any benefits.  Some of our best designers have given up on our world for that very reason and yet, this is their job, their work, something they love to do.

Wikipedia refers to creativity as "the invention or origination of any new thing (a product, solution, artwork, literary work, joke, etc.) that has value.  'New' may refer to the individual creator or the society or domain within which novelty occurs."  I think that covers every designer with talent in our second world.

In our first world, copyright laws protect all producers of original goods.  It's too bad that there's not any protection in the virutal world for these very talented people.  So let's not support these thieves who offer "free" items to unsuspecting people.  Let's support the great people who make our second lives exciting and beautiful and let them know we value their talents.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Diva Marie (gift)
Sweater: CoCo Turtleneck sweater (gift)
Pants: Tutti Frutti cords (black)
Shoes: HOC Industries Sneaker wedge (black)
Earrings: NHA Mirella (gold) (no longer available)


Poses in the chair: Morantique Garbo chair (Natura)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Sweetness of Juniper

Dear Diary:

I love the colour this week for the Colour Challenge.  The green is very subtle and refreshing, a lot like juniper trees.  Although I don't have any junipers around my area, I've been told they can be much like my cedar trees.  If they have the same sweet smell, that certainly is a bonus. 


And of course today I'm wearing a poppy for Remembrance Day.  It's a reminder to never forget the women and men who have given so much for our countries, no matter where you live.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Aleida lip C (002) (no longer available)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (Deep Hazel)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye with lashes (black-teal)
Hair: Vanity Hair 2CUTE4U

Coat: [Posh] plaid trench (mint) (SL Marketplace)
Sweater: TokiD cable knit sweater (teal)
Scarf: MichaMi Ebba scarf (steel)
Purse: Septem Essentia Croco Kelly type bag (brown) (FREE)
Boots: lassitude & ennui Thecla boots (brown)

Earrings: je suis Voyante "plain" earclips
Glasses: HOC Industries Ladies sunglasses
Poppy: Rembrance Day poppy (SL Marketplace) (FREE)

Poses: LAP (no longer available)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It's the Month of Movember

Dear Diary:

Yes, the month of November has been renamed "Movember" for a good cause.  On the first of the month, men start clean shaven but soon become "Mo Bros".  They cultivate and grow the finest moustaches they can.  By sprouting moustaches for the month, they bring men's health issues, especially prostrate cancer and male mental health issues to the forefront.  Men are able to raise funds that support these health issues, not only in Canada but around the world.



I managed to ask one of my good friends, Sam, to help me out.  He's been able to grow his 'stache very quickly so he's a good candidate for a Mo Bro.

So in support of all the men in my life, whether they be real or virtual, I am standing behind the moustache...errrr..cause in any way I can.

Good Night for now.

I'm not sure where Sam bought his clothes but I'm wearing:

Tuxedo: SAS business tuxedo
Hair: Bryce Designs Puck
Moustache: Miasnow Curly Silly Mustache

Couples pose: Poseur





 

 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Things That are Bittersweet

Dear Diary:

Ahh yes!  There are lots of things in life that are bittersweet.  I love bittersweet chocolate, especially with caramel inside.  A song by the band, BitterSweet, was used as a theme song for a television show.  There's a Bittersweet vine that can be grown in warmer climates and it produces berries that birds love.  You can travel to Bittersweet, Louisiana and watch an 1940 movie, "Bitter Sweet".   I used to listen to "BitterSweet Symphony" by The Verve. 

Here's my contribution to things that are bittersweet.


Whew!  Writing that was bittersweet for sure!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: SEVEN glossy lipstick (orangey brown)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (Deep Hazel)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Eyelashes Version 2 (03)
Hair and scarf: Vanity Hair Comadi

Dress: haute monde Floral mesh dress (coral)

Earrings and necklace: Uzuri Mwezi (gold)

Poses: Katink

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hallowe'en Can Be Mystical!

Dear Diary:

Yesterday I had so much fun going gory for Hallowe'en that I decided to try the other Hallowe'en prop from Katink.  Along with another "new me", the picture really does look mystical.

 
I think I'm beginning to like Hallowe'en after all.
 
Good Night for now.
 
I'm wearing:
New Me: Meta_Body Project (I See your Insides)
 
Prop: Katink (Skeleton Yard)
Pose: HelaMiyo
 
 


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hallowe'en Can Be Deadly!

Dear Diary:

As you know Hallowe'en is not entirely my favourite celebration but there's something decidedly compelling about doing something gory at this time of year.  With one of the new Hallowe'en props from Katink, I fulfilled my dream.


Now I'll probably have nightmares tonight.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
New me: Meta_Body Project (Rag Doll)

Prop (includes pose): Katink (Happy Hallowe'en

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Charcoal Makes Me Think of Work

Dear Diary:

When Luna posted that the colour this week would be "Charcoal", I cringed.  In my first world, I have a warm jacket that I wear at this time of year, to do yard work - raking the leaves, fertilizing the garden and pulling out the shovels for the soon-to-be snow.  Of course, the heavy plaid jacket I wear is charcoal *cringe* so I looked in my second world for one I could wear for this post.
So now I'm feeling guilty!  I guess I'd better put on that jacket and do what I should be doing....ummmm....tomorrow.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Blacklace Beauty Jelly Lipgloss (reds 5)
Eyes: Mayfly Liquid Light (Hazel Shadow)
Eye shadow: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye (brown)
Lashes: MG eyelashes groomed medium
Hair with hat: Indie Rose Rose newsboy cap (charcoal)

Jacket with tee shirt: switch  Men's Lumber Jack coat (charcoal)
Jeans: PixelDolls basic jeans (charcoal)
Shoes: fri. basic flats (charcoal)

Rake: Sculp House and Garden rake (SL Marketplace)

Poses: Olive Juice (no longer available)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Those Dreaded School Pictures

Dear Diary:

The other day my neighbour popped in to show me the school pictures of her adored #1 daughter.  I gave the appropriate "Oh beautiful!  How sweet!  Such a nice smile" but was not very sincere with any of my comments.  The pictures were typical student pictures, shot as quickly as the shutter could click. 

I thought back to my horrible student pictures that inevitably went into the yearbook for posterity.

Why did I always have a bad hair day on THAT particular day?  Why did the bags under my eyes have handles?  Why was it I looked as if I gained 20lb over night?  And of course the school uniform certainly didn't add to the look!

I hated those school pictures.  I never had one taken that was flattering in any way.  Just like my neighbour, my Mom proudly showed them to all her friends.  I guess that's what Moms do.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:

School sweater: strip'd Prep top
Hair: Oh Hair Oh my Little Girl (no longer available)

Poses in prop: oOo Yearbook prop

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pure as Ghost White

Dear Diary:

I always think of those things that are white in life - snow, bridal dresses, clouds - and they bring together thoughts of purity.  Ahhh!  But Ghost White brought a little naughtiness to my mind.

Perfect!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: HT Vintage lips with liner (serious red)
Beauty mark: Blacklace Beauty marks (1)
Eyes: Mayfly Liquid Light eyes (Hazel Shadow)
Eye shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey eye (black)
Hair: LeLutka Salome

Lingerie: Insolence Aradia (white)
Mules: Mills Shoes kitten mule (white)

Earrings: MG earrings Roho (white/gold) 

Mirror: La Galleria Ivory plank Cheval mirror

Pose: LAP (no longer available)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Cosmic Mind

Dear Diary:

The colour this week, Cosmic, gave me the feeling that a space-like post would be most appropriate.  Then my mind went from space = sky = weather = cold = windy.  My world was like that, the day I thought Cosmic, so I dug out my winter coat and boots.
I know.  Sometimes my mind confuses me too.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Aleida lip c(002) (no longer available)
Eyes: Mayfly Liquid Light (Hazel Shadow)
Eye Shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey eye (purple)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Version 2 (01)
Hair: Diorsis Massimo

Dress: Riddle Basic Sweater dress (coal)
Coat: SAS winter coat (aubergine)
Boots: Decoy Juilly boots (purple) (main store under construction)

Earrings: Dark Mouse silver ball (no longer available)

Poses: Baffle!

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Quirkiness of Antique Brass

Dear Diary:

Brass is an alloy of zinc and copper.   To make it look antique, a chemical is applied to darken the colour so that it looks aged.


Hope my wrinkles aren't showing!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy lipstick (brown brick)
Eyes: Mayfly Liquid Light (Hazel Shadow)
Eye shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey eye (gold)
Lashes: MG Eyelashes Wild Full Thick
Hair: Analog Dog (gift)
Nails: Izzie's Classic nails

Dress: Emery Mesh dress Samsa (beige)
Purse: Emery non-rigged Mesh Envelope Clutch Danerys (tinted)
Shoes: Aleida Malene pumps (Indian Summer) (no longer available)

Necklace: PM Delight Wood set (free on SL Marketplace)
Bracelet: PM Delight Wood Bangles (free on SL Marketplace)

Poses: Diesel Works

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Oktoberfest is a Fun Time in Every World

Dear Diary:

I would love to be able to go to the Oktoberfest celebrations in Germany.  It started September 22 and runs until this coming Saturday.  I think it would be great to be there at this time for the music, the food and of course the beer.

Canada also has Oktoberfest festivities in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.  There is an annual nine day celebration starting tomorrow, October 5 and ending on Saturday the 13th.  There are parades, contests and lots of good food too.    

However since I can't fly to either place, I flew to Munich in my second world. It was great fun the other night with lots of entertainment and dancing.  There will be ongoing celebrations until this Saturday and you can pick up a schedule at the landing point.

Gem├╝tlichkeit!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:

Hair: Wasabi Pills
Dress: Say YES dress for you Oktoberfest (free on SL Marketplace)

Pose: Katink

Location: Bierzelt am Marienhof


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Amaranth is the Colour of the Week

Dear Diary:

Another beautiful colour for the Challenge this week.  I know the Amaranth is a perennial, but it's too cold in my part of the country to last over the winter.  In some places it's considered a weed.  Imagine!  Hummingbirds love to feed from the flower and are attracted to gardens who plant amaranth.

Often the seed pods can be ground to make grain.  I've never tried that but have had quinoa which comes from the same family.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:

Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy lipstick (magenta)
Eyes: Mayfly Liquid Light (Hazel Shadows)
Eye makeup: Mystique pink / silver (gift)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Version 2 (01)
Hair: Diva Diva 2 (gift)

Top: fri basic cami (tinted)
Skirt: blissiere bandeau maxi skirt - ginny (amaranth) (SL Marketplace)

Earrings and necklace: Finesmith Jewelry Menifa (black and silver) (gift)

Poses: Miamai

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wear your Favourite Jersey This Friday

Dear Diary:

Oh yes!!  This Friday, September 28th,  is Jersey Day in Canada!  It's a time to wear your favourite sports jersey, whether it be from a professional team, a house league or just a neighbourhood street league.  During the week, ending with Saturday, September 29th teams and organizations across the country, have games, open houses, try-it days or tournaments to promote sports on all levels. 

Yes, I love my hockey so I'm here sitting in the stands, at the GOHA rink waiting for the season to start, wearing my favourite jersey of course.  The rink is a great place to visit if you like hockey in our second world.  The new season hasn't started yet but check here for the schedule. 
 
So let's get active for the rest of the week...and the rest of our lives.  Do some pilates, play badiminton, swim at the local pool but whatever you do, celebrate the sports in your area.
 
Good Night for now.
 
I'm wearing:
 
Hair: Wasabi Pills Amandine mesh hair
Hockey Sweater: Freestyle Designs Canucks Sedin jersey
Jeans: PD Basic jeans (Indigo)
Boots: Kletva Tronacy boots (gift)
 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hunter Green

Dear Diary:

As I've said before, Fall is my favourite time of year, and as of yesterday, it's officially into the season.  One of the things I love to do is jam my packsack full of snacks and water and hike out into the woods.  The leaves are turning magnificent colours, the air is crisp and I can often see some wild life stocking up for hibernation.  So when this colour came up for the Challenge, I thought of me trudging out into the woods.
It just occurred to me.  Wearing this colour in the bush - during hunting season - not a good choice.  I hope no one mistakes me for a moose - strike that - a graceful deer!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy lipstick ( orangey brown)
Eyes: Ikon (deep hazel)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Version 2 (03)
Blush: Glamorize Glowing Blush (red)
Hair: ETD (Elikatira) long bangs

Hoodie: fri Henley Hoodie (hunter green)
Jeans: ETD (Elikatira) barely cords (pewter)
Sneakers: Super Kingdom Low tops mesh sneakers (tinted) (SL Marketplace)

Backpack: modd.g Dave Rucksack
Pin watch: DCCXXIII Virgo (no longer available)

Poses: Olive Juice (no longer available)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I Wish for a World of Peace

Dear Diary:

September 21st has been celebrated as the International Day for World Peace or World Peace Day since 1982 and is to be free of war or violence on that day.  At the United Nations, the Peace Bell, forged from donated coins from children of all nations, is rung as a reminder of the importance of peace.

It reminded me of a time not so long ago that people also wanted world peace.  Was it more peaceful then or was it an attempt?
At this time, with the world in turmoil, people being displaced from homes and country, children exposed to crime and murder, we all need to wish for a better world.  Tomorrow let's hope that all violence will stop for the day....stop for the week...stop forever.

For more information on World Peace Day, go to http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ or http://www.thinkpeace.net/4436.html to learn about events or promotions for peace.

Peace.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: TuTy's Hair Dream long flexi straight hair (free)
Headband: Hippie Feather style (SL Marketplace)
Outfit: Boho Baku black floral print boho skirt set
Earrings: DM Colour beaded hoops (no longer available)
Bracelets: Earthstones Stone Bangles (tranquility)
Necklace1: Boho Baku Amber and Sandalwood beaded
Necklace2: MG Twin Hearts (silver) (long)

Poster: The Sexy Stoner BL Peace Poster (SL Marketplace)

Pose: Just a pose (no longer available)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Papaya Whip

Dear Diary:

The weather has turned cool in my part of the world.  This morning it registered 2C.  A shocker when your feet hit the bare floor!  I heard a strange noise that clicked my sleepy mind into awareness.  Oh my!  It was the furnace coming on after being silent for so many months.

So in preparation for the cool mornings and warmer afternoons, I'm wearing a jacket and long pants, just as in my world.
 
 
 
Fall is always my favourite time of year but I'm not prepared for this - not yet.
 
Good Night for now.
 
I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy lipstick (peachy brown)
Eyes: Ikon (deep hazel)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics Colourful winged eye with lashes (brown)
Hair with hat: The Strand Sammi
 
Jacket: mon tissu wool blend jacket (beige)
Pants: Ison high waisted cigarette trousers (tan)
Boots: Decoy Jully boot (tan)
 
Earrings: MG earrings Roho (gold)
Brooch: AI Ami amet deli pencet French brooch
 
Poses: Olive Juice (no longer available)


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Day for Grandparents

Dear Diary:

Last Sunday was Grandparents' Day and it brought to mind a book that should have been written about my Grandmother.  The title is "Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother"It's a cute funny book about contemporary grandmothers.  And I had a grandmother exactly like that.
Bake cookies? No.  Read bedtime stories? Unh-unh.  Take a quiet trip to the library? Absolutely not.  But if you needed someone to hunt for garter snakes, walk through the bat cave or hike up the hill to find a lake on the top, she was there.

My Grandmother encouraged me to always follow my dreams even if they seemed out of reach.  She gave me a book by Guy de Moupassant when I was 14 and told me to learn a little history.  **cough cough**  I could bring my friends to her house, play music as loud as we wanted and she would help me roll up the rug so we could dance.  And of course she danced along with us.

I was fortunate to have my Grandmother in my life, for only a brief time, it seemed.  She taught me how to live.  All of us who have had grandparents to tell us the family history, to be a confidante or a baby sitter, count ourselves lucky to have had the "grandparent" experience.  

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: Ruby Skins Sarah2
Shape: Ruby Skins Lois2
Eyes: NOYA Soleil lumiere (gift) (SL Marketplace)
Hair: Truth Hair Joanna

Top: Sand Shack Surf Co Kettle Corn cardigan (violet)
Skirt: Yomeshoujo (gift)

Necklace: epoque Vanity
Ring: Finesmith Jewelry (gift)

Fireplace: IDEA Home Furnishings Modern wall mounted fireplace (no longer available)
Plant: Urbanized White Planter (gift)
Chair: Morantique Mil armchair

Pose: LAP (no longer available)