Friday, January 30, 2015

Goodbye to the Bayou

About six months ago, my little girl and I packed up our things and moved out to the Bayou. Having never lived out on the Bayou before, it was an experience for both of us! I had to learn to live with my fair share of bugs and little flying things that I still don't know the name of! I also got to see my little girl's eyes light up as she saw her first tadpole and spotted "Nessie" out in the water. Hey, you never know, Nessie could have moved out to the Bayou too right? In any case, it's been a wonderful opportunity for us to kick back and really enjoy the beauty of nature around us. 
As I think most of us can agree, things in SL can change quickly and quickly they have! We've expanded our family recently and while the drive to and from the Bayou to see them is a scenic one, my little four year old doesn't seem to have much patience for road trips, especially when she knows Grandma will be at the other end!
So it's come time to pack up our things, once again, and move closer to family. I'm excited for this new adventure and to watch my little girl experience her new surroundings. Thank you to all of you who came to visit us here in the Bayou. Each of played a part in making it feel like home to us. I'll see you all at the new house!

Top: ...Mutresse... Nadya Tank Top
Skirt: Blueberry Belted Denim Mini Skirt
Hair: Magika - Lemon 
Slink Mesh Lids and Lashes

[we're CLOSED] row boat white

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bring Me To Life

Every time the arcade comes around I tell myself, as I'm sure a lot of us do, that I'm really not going to go crazy and have to have every single thing and that my pixel purse will thank me for it...
Yeeeah...that lasted about...oh I don't know... a whole day and a half?
I spotted this sweet doll key and it was all downhill from there...

A key can open doors to places you've only dreamed of.
They can unlock and solve mysteries that would otherwise be left waiting in the dark.
Finding the right key, the key of understanding and compassion, can even bring one to life.

Bring Me To Life

Jacket & Skirt: B.C.C. My Prince - Girl Soldier Outfit D {Available at The Arcade} - Gacha Item
Hat: B.C.C My Prince - Nutcracker Hat D {Available at The Arcade} - Gacha Item
Doll Key:  B.C.C. My Prince - Clockwork Doll Key Copper {Available at The Arcade} - Gacha Item
 Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Veronica Mesh Hair - Reds Pack

Maxi Gossamer - Earrings and Rings - Kirenna Fey Teardrops {Available at Fameshed}

Slink Mesh Lids and Lashes
Cheeks: {Wicked} Peach - Rosy {Available at The Liaison Collaborative}

Kirin Poses - Autumn Leaves 2 Pose Pack
Kirin Poses - The Seasons Story Gift
oOo Studio Paulina

:The Arcade round these items are featured in are December of '14:

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Let it Snow!

If you'd come to visit my house today you'd find a complete disaster! It's been close to a year since I packed away our heavy coats and scarves as we prepared for our move to the Bayou. Knowing we wouldn't be expecting much, if any, snow the coming winter I did a good job of hiding them in some unmarked box in the back of the last closet I looked! After tearing the house apart though, finding them was like Christmas itself! I love love love this time of year! Did I mention I love it? Well, just in case, I looove it! 
There's something so magical about the Christmas season to me. I love getting bundled up with scarves and festive socks I'll probably get made fun of for. I love having an excuse to drink even more coffee than I already do because, hey, I need it to keep me warm right? I love going for walks and looking at Christmas lights and by the evening's end realizing I can't feel my fingers and I'm not even quite sure if I still have a nose. I love spending the day baking with my daughter and teaching her some of my favorite recipes. I love shopping for just the right gifts I know will make someone smile. There really isn't anything that I don't like about this time of year.

Filled with all the giddy excitement I was today, I decided to take a drive out to the mountains to see the new snow fall. Walking around in that beautiful winter wonderland I started thinking of something my mom had said recently about Thanksgiving, how we should be thankful every day and not just the one. Watching all those delicate snowflakes and sipping my coffee I realized just how much I have to be thankful for this year. I'll be spending Christmas this year with not only my daughter, who I love more than anything, but also my mom who I've been recently adopted by. The memories we'll make together this year made the top of my list.

The drive back home was bittersweet as I didn't want to leave though I knew the season had just begun and the next time I'd take a trip like this would be with my family!

As I settle in and prepare for a Bayou Christmas I just want to remind you all to be thankful for those around you, find any excuse to drink more coffee, and to allow yourself to be all silly giddy! Afterall, we only live once.

Top: Foxes - Fleece Jacket - Snow {Available at No21}
Pants: Blueberry - Radi - Mesh Belt & Jeans (Boot Friendly) Dark Blue
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/Maya Mesh Hair - Reds Pack

Glasses: {Sleepy Eddy} Boston Glasses - Wood
Bow: .::Y&R::. Big Bow Hairband
Scarf: .S&S. Soopascarf - Beige
Mug: Ariskea - [Winter Warm] - Heart {Available at The Liaison Collaborative}
Rosy Cheeks: {Wicked} Peach - Rosy {Available at The Liaison Collaborative}

Kirin Poses - Autumn Leaves 2 Pose Pack


: The No21 and Liaison Collaborative round these items are featured in are November of '14 :

Friday, October 17, 2014

C'est la Mort

A good friend of mine passed away recently and while I've been trying to distract myself from thinking too much about it, today it kind of snuck up on me. I spent a little quiet time this morning at our graveyard, our little place of rest near our home. I thought of all the silly time we had spent together, his lame jokes I'd always laugh at whether they were funny or not, and his staple bomber jacket that I secretly thought he looked amazing in. I've been wearing mine the last couple of days. It's interesting how, even something in SL, can begin to take on new value.

Taking the time to really reflect on all of these things really helped me a lot today. While I know you hear it quite often in situations like these, please don't forget to appreciate the people in your life today. Let them know you care and let them know when they've made a difference in your life. Let them know you love them. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow.

I'll miss you David. ♥

Top: *COCO*_BomberJacket(Hands in Pockets)_Sage Green
Pants: Rebel Gal :: Jeans Distressed Out in Painted (Skinny Jeans) {Available at Kustom9}
Shoes: fri. Wendy.Boots (Amber) {Available at Collabor88}
Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Parvati - Gingers

:: The Kustom9 and Collabor88 round these items are featured in are October of '14 ::

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dear Emery

 Dear Emery,
You made this round of Collabor88 complete for me! 
Love & Smooches, 
    Moi! ♥ 

 Okay, really though.. I love this top and pant set Emery released for Collabor88. Seeing the ad, I almost passed it up. It was a gorgeous ad, don't get me wrong, just not my usual style. We all know how real the struggle to get into Collabor88 right after opening is though, so in true shopaholic fashion, I grabbed the demo while I could and was pleasantly surprised!
I especially love these pants! While they could be dressed up or's me we're talking about here... so immediately I saw them as the perfect lounge around the house pants. You know those yoga pants women wear day in and day out whether they do yoga or not? Yeah...these are my equivalent to those yoga pants! lol I'll probably live in them...they're just too comfy not to! The sweater is just as cozy and both the tops and pants come in different colors and patterns for mix and matching.

Top: Emery Motel Top Smoke {Available at Collabor88}
Pants: Emery Lydia Wide Pants Lines Pure {Available at Collabor88}
Hair: Magika Dreamy


Collabor88 , Emery , Magika , !bang

: The Collabor88 round these items are featured in are October of '14 ::

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Coco & Junk

Fameshed opened it's new round today and while I usually have a little bit of patience to wait a couple days before fighting my way in...this time?...not so much! I spotted a few items that just had to be mine. This outfit and skybox are a couple of them. I've been shopping COCO for so long now and I can honestly say it's one of the very few stores that continue to impress me. So many stores have come and gone yet COCO has stuck to their vision and continue to create beautiful and unique clothing. A somewhat reoccurring feature of theirs is being able to tuck your hand in your pocket! I absolutely looove this! It feels so natural and really sets this coat apart from others out there. And the glove? It comes with your coat to keep your other hand cozy, warm and stylish as well! The tailored pants that go with this coat are just as awesome. I love the black coat with blue pants combination but there's lots of other colors to chose from as well that would make for a lot of fun mixing and matching! ♥

Now this skybox! junk. did an incredible job on it. It's the perfect size, enough room to move around yet not huge to where you'd need a ton of things (and prims!) to decorate it. I love the brick and included are two versions, one regular and the other shadow friendly. I already have some exciting, and secret, ideas of what I'll be using this for in the near future! ♥


 Top: *COCO*_ShawlCollarCoat_Black {Available at FaMESHed}
Pants: *COCO*_TailoredPants_Navy {Available at FaMESHed}
Hair: [LeLutka]-ALEX hair/Dark Red

junk.hunt skybox. {Available at FaMESHed}


:: The FaMeshed round these items are featured in are October of '14 ::

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Paint Your Own Story

With a new avatar comes a new attitude! I couldn't be more excited to embark on this new stage in my second life. A new goals! Starting fresh got me thinking about how much I control my own happiness, how I control where the future will take me, how I'm painting the chapters of my own story. I encourage you all to take hold of the brush and Paint Your Own Story

With that being said... what's a girl on a new avatar to do? SHOP... darn right? I knooow! I've been having fun pairing some of my old favorites, like these capris from mon tissu and saddle shoes from tres blah, with new favorites like this cardigan from Mikunch! As always, and I don't want to forget to tell you because it's amaaazing, this cardigan comes with a color/pattern change hud allowing you to achieve a huge combination of looks!

That's all for now... off to do some more painting ♥

Top: Mikunch remake pokke cardigan with tank
Pants: {mon tissu} Harlow's Cuffed Jeans ~ Light Wash
Shoes: -tb- Saddle Shoe - Polka Dots
Hair: (epoque hair) Tied Up - Heat 

Glasses: {Sleepy Eddy} Boston Glasses - Black
Hair Bow: Magika [Headband] Group Gift

Mommy'Licious - Lean On Single Pose Set