Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Spring Is Out! Summer Is In!

Dear Diary:

I couldn't let this day come and go without celebrating the idea that summer is here.  I say "idea" because today in my first world, the temperature didn't reflect summer weather at all.  This morning when I got up, my outside thermometer measured 9C!  I still needed my slippers and housecoat on to walk around the house and feel warm.

Since I live in a tropical area in my second world, I thought I would go to my beach. Truly the weather HAD to be warmer there.



It was cloudy and the water was cool so it didn't put me in a celebrating mood but at least I wasn't wearing a sweater and jeans.


Hopefully we all will have a great summer season ahead of us.  Those of us that have too many months of snow are looking forward to it.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: amara beauty Amy
Eyes: Ikon Spectral (hazel)
Mani / Pedi: ZOZ Summer solids
Hair: Argrace Hotori

Bikini: Miss Chelsea Mill Bikini (unicorn) (at FaMESHed til Jun 25)

Pose: Gingerfish

Monday, June 19, 2017

My Annual Visit To The Vintage Fair

Dear Diary:

All my friends know how much I like vintage clothes, in any of my worlds.  I like how they seem to transport me back to other times.  They have history.  They ooze style. So I had to make my annual trip (with a loaded wallet) out to see what was offered this year.

Over the past few years, I've written several posts about my shopping excursions to Vintage Fair.  The items I bought all seem to cover different eras.  This year my purchases could be worn in many different decades.




This dress by Purple Moon was a knockout!  And what a bargain! For one price you get 7 dresses in different colours.  It was hard to choose what to wear when I went visiting but the tiger print got me.  

While I was at the fair, I managed to pick up a lot of things that would be perfect in certain role play situations.  But I just enjoy wearing the styles in any situation.

I've never been disappointed with my purchases from Vintage Fair.  They're in my closet waiting for that special occasion. 

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Eyes: Ikon Spectral (hazel)
Skin: Egozy (porcelain)
Beauty Marks: Izzie's Freckles and Moles
Lipstick: SE LeLutka Color Trend 
Earrings: Ricielli koko
Bracelet: Finesmith gold bracelet (no longer available)

From the Vintage Fair until June 25th:
Manicure: Hello Dave (silent movie pinup)
Hair: no_match NO SECRETS
Dress: PM Shelby Dress (with HUD)
Shoes: Breathe  Nozomi heels (brown)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

My Plant Is Growing!

Dear Diary:

I've never been very good at growing house plants.  I forget about them.  I get busy with others things.  I get tired of them.  And of course when that happens they obviously don't flourish so thank heavens for Second Life.

I moved my strawberry plant from the green house to the outside.  The weather is starting to get warmer and some days the sun is truly hot.  That plant loves it outside and it really is growing well.


I'm so pleased with myself that I actually remembered to water it.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: YS&YS Maddie
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Hair: Tableau Vivant Dreadlocks Monk

Top: GATO Floppy top (purple print)
Capris: Mutresse CaCa pants
Sunglasses: ieQED joss shades (white)

Potting table: La Galleria Garden workbench

Strawberry plant: free bird Growing Garden (strawberry plant)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I'm Celebrating With My Yoyo

Dear Diary:

Today is National Yoyo Day, not an official holiday, but one of those quirky days to remember.  It's always celebrated on June 6th, in memory of Donald F. Duncan Sr who produced the yoyo in the early 1900's.

As a kid I loved the yoyo and had several over the years.  It was a lot of fun trying to do all the tricks.  So to honour this day, I grabbed my yoyo and flew out to New Orleans, my favourite US city.




Everyone you meet in New Orleans is friendly and helpful, including this policeman I met on Bourbon Street.  He just asked me what I was doing and I said, "I'm just 'walking the dog' right here!"  

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Eyes: Ikon Spectral Mesh (hazel)
Eye shadow: ARTE Spring eye shadow
Mani / Pedi: The Wicked Peach (no longer available)
Hair with cap: no_match NO JOKE

Cosmetics from June Powder Pack:
Skin and lipstick: YS&YS Maddie
Beauty Mark: DeeTaleZ

Tee: NYU Loose short sleeve tee (pink) (at FaMESHed til Jun 27)
Jumpsuit: NYU Loose Denim Jumper (black) (at FaMESHed til Jun 27)
Sandals: Juju draps (pink) (at FaMESHed til Jun 27)
Earrings: Caroline's large hoop earrrings (silver) (SL Marketplace)
Rings: Absolut Vendetta Juno Bento (at EBento til Jun 7)

Yoyo: Abranimations

Location: Bourbon Street, New Orleans City

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I Like To Grow Things

Dear Diary:

This past weekend was a super duper one here in my first life  (It's always super duper in my second one!) so I decided to get into the garden and get rid of a lot of dead leaves.  After I cleared a lot of my flower beds, I could see the iris and tulips trying to get through to the sun.  This spurred me on to do some planting in my other world.


At the Lost and Found Event, Free Bird is offering an interactive strawberry plant.  I thought this was a great idea.  In my first world, I do go out strawberry picking in the bush but it is hard work and the strawberries are usually small...but very tasty.  One year I did try putting a strawberry plant in a hanging basket but the birds got to the berries before I did.  This plant is more forgiving but it does have to be watered regularly or it will cease growing and start all over again.

So I retreated into the greenhouse to start up my little plant.  It's thriving!  I will keep you up to date on how it's doing.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Essences Yanka (pale) (Powder Pack May)
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Mani / Pedi: Shakeup Maitreya nails applier (daisies)
Hair: Entwined Zoe

Romper: fame femme Kira Romper (green) (at Shiny Shabby til Jun 15)

Strawberry plant with pot: Free Bird growing garden (at Lost & Found til Jun 18)

Greenhouse: La Galleria
Watering can: La Galleria
Broom: What Next garden broom
Pot: Babylonia Garden World Terracota pot (FREE)

Pose: Niqotine bend2 (no longer available)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Do You Have Your Towel On? Where Are You?

Dear Diary:

May 25 signifies Towel Day.  Everyone who has read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" will be celebrating today, in honour of Douglas Adams, the author of the book.

A lot of people will be out IN their towels or at least carrying them.  You'll see them on people going to work; to school or shopping.  Towels will be everywhere!

I like to pick different locations to wear my towel as I did in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. This year, I've chosen to wear my towel to a gorgeous place, featured in the Destination Guide.  I flew out to My Secret Garden.


It's a beautiful sim with lots to look at.  I chose the Art in the Park area and discovered two art canvases that had poses.  I feel as if I'm part of the painting.

To participate in Towel Day, there are certain things you can do:
     - carry a towel 
     - read or re-read any of the books authored by Douglas Adams (I think there might       be a movie adaptation out too)

Check out this helpful website:  www.wikihow.com/Celebrate-Towel-Day
It gives lots of ideas and explains Towel Day.

Finally DON'T PANIC!  No matter what comes your way today, your towel will help you out.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Towel: Pop Shop 2017 Towel Day (SL Marketplace) FREE

Location: My Secret Garden

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I'm Adding Milk To The Menu

Dear Diary:

When I was a kid, I drank lots of milk...litres and litres during the week.  It didn't have to be flavoured, just plain white milk was perfect for me.  But as I got older, milk didn't hold the same desire for me.  I got away from drinking milk for every meal and just had it with supper.  Eventually I did away with the supper drink and only had it with my cereal.  Recently I decided I better start drinking it again.

On a recent trip to New York, I stopped in at a KFC for my fix of a spicy chicken sandwich.  Yummy!  Parked out front was a milk truck making a late afternoon delivery.


That was a sign!  I started adding milk to my diet once again.  I think the calcium will do me good.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Essences Yanka (pale) (Powder Pack May)
Eyes: Izzie's Storm Eyes (Powder Pack March)
Eye Shadow: SlackGirl soft shadow
Lipstick: Izzie's super gloss (Powder Pack March)
Mani / Pedi: Zoz Spring Silver Unique
Hair: D!va Mina (at Collabor88 til

Dress: Tres Blah knotted T-shirt dress (at Collabor88 til
Sandals: kokoia Nile (with HUD)
Necklaces and bracelet: Izzie's Chunky Chain (silver)
Ring: Meva Bento ring (silver)

Milk in hand: Evermore Moo Chan Strawberry Milk

Truck: Mesh India Milk Truck

Pose: GingerFish

Location: New York City

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Dear Diary:

Today is a special day for me and for many of the readers out there.  It's Mother's Day!  It's a day for appreciating everything your Mom did for you.  And a day for you to receive special care from your family.




Breakfast in bed always works for me.

To all the mothers, have a great day!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Hair: Truth Kallista

Jammies: Tres Blah Slumber Party tank and shorts (from Gacha)

Breakfast tray: Chez Moi Happy Mum Breakfast

Bed: La Galleria

Pose (with rose): MIX Flower Collection (at The Chapter Four til May 21)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

It's My Time To Catch Up

Dear Diary:

I've been super busy in my first world lately and I seem to have fallen behind in my blogging job.  Having said that, I'm going to combine two of the things I had to do.

Strawberry Singh has been keeping me on my toes!  She has posted two challenges lately that I'm just completing now.  The first one is the Yearbook Challenge.



I took this picture just after I became the "new" me so I figured it qualified to be in the yearbook.  Wow...next year 10 years for me!!  That's hard to believe.  I did other yearbook challenges in 2015 and 2016.  I seem to be getting older...no...sophisticated as I go along.

The other challenge Berry threw out was the Vlogger Challenge from the end of April but I'm not the swiftest tortoise in this race so it did take me a long time to do it over and over and over.  Then I discovered my sound was rather muffled but I wasn't about to do it another over again.  So you can view it here.

Whew!!  I feel I accomplished what I was supposed to do...or did I???  That's it for awhile...I think.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing in the yearbook pic:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Amara Beauty Felicia (PowderPack May)
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Eyes: Izzie's Storm Eyes (PowderPack May)
Lipstick: Izzie's Natural Lipstick (PowderPack May)
Hair: Argrace Kazuha

Tee and Dress: Scandalize Tabatha (sia) 
Earrings: ieQED Brisa earrings

Pose: oOo Studio

Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Weekend Trip With My Dog

Dear Diary:

I managed to buy two more pets - dogs of course - and these are spaniels!  

When I was about 6, my first pet was a black and tan cocker spaniel.  I talked my Mom and Dad into taking a trip to a local pet shop to look at getting a gold fish for me.  We walked out of the store with a dog.  He was beautiful but we only had him for a short time as he wasn't very healthy.  After that, our family had a variety of pets but still mostly dogs.  My Mom liked dachsunds so we never again had a spaniel.  But when I moved out on my own, a spaniel was the first thing I got.


I bought two adorable cockers at The Epiphany from Jian.  The first one I received was perfect since she is a stay-at-home dog.  She isn't really a guard dog.  She prances around, barks girly like - and wags her tail.  The second one is perfect to carry around for sight seeing.  She is also friendly, wagging her tail and getting excited at everyone she meets.

This weekend I took a trip to a fabulous sim, Chelsea by the sea.  Of course I had to take the dog with me.  The weather was perfect, the scenery is gorgeous and there are a lot of places to explore.  Fly out and scout out the surroundings for yourself.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Hair: tram MF912 Hud A

Outfit: KOM Alone (only for Maitreya)
Shoes: Livalle Europa Wedges (black)
Earrings: Mood Fumo (SL Marketplace)
Watch: kunst Regan watch
Ring: Meva Bento Maitreya (silver)
Glasses: Haysuriza Eyewear Pilot Classic (chrome)

Puppy: Jian Splendid Spaniels (holdable) (at The Epiphany til May 15)

Pose: Di's Opera

Location: Chelsea by the Sea

Friday, April 28, 2017

I'm Liking The New Me!

Dear Diary:

A few weeks ago, I posted that I finally had a different look.  I wasn't totally accepting of this new me but since then I've grown to "like" her.  I tweaked a little here, a little there and am gradually getting me to look more like me.  Does that make sense??

Well, since I first purchased my head, I got an update with some added features and a few days after that I received a revision to my body, again with more great perks.  So really I'm a brand new me...AGAIN!!


 

Of course I couldn't dress in old clothes when I was so rejuvenated so I did a intensive shopping trip.  There go the $$!!

I was so pleased with it all that it required a selfie.

An added thank you to the vendors, LeLutka and Maitreya, for sending an update of their creations at no cost to the buyer.  That's a very generous gift.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara V4.1
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela (Powder Pack LeLutka March)
Head (and eyes): LeLutka Chloe 2.7
Hair: no match No Ordinary

Dress: Dead Dollz pois pois (blue) (at Bloom til April 30)
Shoes: Garbaggio Malin pumps (blue) (at Tres Chic til May 5)
Earrings: je suis Voyante plain earclips
Bracelet: Finesmith Silver knot bangles (no longer available)
Ring: Meva Bento Maitreya ring 3 (silver) (at The Epiphany til May 15)

Background: Psuedo white lounge (at The Epiphany til May 15)

Pose: Foxcity selfie (at The Pose Fair til April 29)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

This Is My Favourite Time Of Day

Dear Diary:

I'm an early riser.  I haven't always been that way.  My Mom would be up around 5am and I could never understand how she could get up that early...or why she would want to.  But as I've become older, I know why she did this.  Early morning is definitely the best time of day.



I'm up by 6am whether it's a work day, holiday or day off.  I get up; put the coffee on; and enjoy the first cup of the day in the quietness of the new dawn.  I love having the time to myself, for reflection, for reservation and for relaxation.

Yes, this is my favourite time of the day.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara v4
Skin and makeup: Amara Beauty Pamela
Head: LeLutka Chloe (with eyes)
Hair: Cake Dakota (no longer available)
Hair Corsage: AtomicBambi (now Verve) (tinted)

Kimono: Tres Blah Open Robe (joy)

Pose with cup: Amitie Pose Store Cup of Coffee

Prop: WetCat & Lemon


Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Easter!

Dear Diary:






I hope everyone enjoys this Easter weekend.

Happy Easter!


Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Eyes: Ikon Spectral (hazel)
Eye shadow: SlackGirl Karysma
Lipstick: Bold & Beauty Ultra Matte Collection
Beauty marks: Izzie's LeLutka appliers
Hair: Mina Odyle

Dress: The Secret Store (pineapple fries) (at Collabor8 til May 6)
Shoes: Ingenue April flats (greenery) (at Collabor8 til May 6)
Earrings and necklace: Mandala Milky Way2 (polly white)
Headband: Chelle bunny ears V2 (medium pink)

Pose: Sari-sari Bento Bunny

Location: HAPPY EASTER!!!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A New Look For Me

Dear Diary:

I've succumbed!!  All my friends, neighbours and people I meet in the malls, question me on why I'm still wearing my old head.  OK....OK...OK.  I get it!  Let's get on with what's "in"!!  So I gave in.  I've been checking out the mesh heads for ages but now with bento being so big, I decided to give it a try.  Of course I wanted something that looked like me but friends told me, " Try them.  It might be the new you".  So I demoed them all and finally came up with one I liked.  I'm now wearing LeLutka Chloe.  I look at myself and still think I don't look like me but I'm really trying. I'm adjusting different parts of the head occasionally and feel confident I will like myself when I manage to look like myself.

Chloe, my friend, also converted to a new look.  She bought a mesh head last fall so I got her to come and take a pic with me.  Here we are...or who we are now.



Chloe told me at first she wasn't happy at how she looked but she's persevered and adjusted as she sees fit.  She looks great!! I will do the same.

Good Night for now.

Chloe is wearing:
Head: Catwa Tumblr
Hair: Diva Averil
Top: Asteria Vanessa (cream)

Makeup from Powder Pack (for Catwa)
Skin: Elysium Mathilde
Eye shadow: SlackGirl Colorama 
Lashes: Bold & Beauty Classic Lash
Lipstick: Amara Beauty
Hair base: Just Magnetized

I'm wearing:
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Hair: Argarce Azami
Top: Asteria Vanessa (brown)

Makeup from Powder Pack (for LeLutka)
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Eye shadow: Izzie's Glossy Eyeshado
Lashes: #Adored minxy lashes
Lipstick: Modish Bonnie cosmetics

Pose: Amitie



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Bikini Season Is Just Around The Corner

Dear Diary:

At this time of year I start thinking - should've, would've, could've - in obvious dismay to the extra pounds I've put on over the winter months.  I think it's called hibernation!! So in both worlds, I decided to start getting in shape now.

At the Gym:

I always start with a good warm-up.







Some floor exercises help with
getting muscles moving and
provides a lot of stretching to
loosen up.








Using the weights is my favourite
exercise.  I like to keep my upper body
firm and make sure my core is strong.




Of course this is my favourite exercise of all.
Relaxing after a great work out.

I hope after all of this I'll be able to squeeze into my bikini without looking like a sausage in a casing!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: elua Yepa
Sports bra: Just Because Casey (tropics prints)
Shorts: Atomic Chill Out Booty Shorts (purple)
Sneakers: Tetra air sneakers (lime)

Poses in the items used.

Location: Alpha Gym

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ahhh Yes! Shoe Love!

Dear Diary:

There's no doubt about it!  I love my shoes!  In both lives, my closet is full of shoes - stilettos, sneakers, or sandals - they're all there.

In my second world, there are so many excellent shoe creators so when you can find them all in one place it's a bonus.  Shoetopia is my shopping paradise.



So...out with the old...and in with the new!  I spent my lindens with great joy.  There is a great variety of styles and colours to choose from.  At first the sim was so busy you couldn't get in but the crowd has thinned enough to fly in for a shopping spree. 

See you there!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy (with pink lipstick)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye shadow: alaskametro Matte Mist (swoon)
Lashes: MC Falsies
Mani / Pedi: Zoz Spring Silver unique
Hair: Tableau Vivant Akira

Dress: erratic Becky (pink) (at Uber til April 23)
Shoes: Ingenue Sigrid heels (rose) (at Shoetopia til April 15)
Earrings and bracelet: Maxi Gossamer Summertime Easy Living

Shoes on floor from Shoetopia:
Astralia Clarity wedges
Tetra Sophia heels
fri Sadie Platforms
Ingenue Sigrid heels

Pose: Image Essentials

Monday, March 27, 2017

"You Can't Hide Your Lyin' Eyes"

Dear Diary:




City girls just seem to find out early
How to open doors with just a smile
A rich old man and she won't have to worry
She'll dress up all in lace and go in style
The Eagles "Lyin' Eyes"
(listen to it here)


Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye Shadow: SlackGirl Karol (08)
Lashes: Mon Cheri Falsies
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glossy Pout Lipstick (deep red)
Hair: Amacci Zoe

Dress: Dead Dollz The Maiden Dress (red) (at The Crossroads til March 28)
Shoes: Breathe Marlen heels (Antique Ruby)
Earrings: AvaWay Leah 
Cigarette: Kunst cigarette and holder

Prop: WetCat & LEMON Backdrop Scene (at FaMESHed til March 27)