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

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Have you visited Collabor88 yet? This month's theme of Miami Electric is soo much fun! Have fun mix and matching different pieces and embrace bright colors to find a look that's uniquely yours! That's exactly what I did with this outfit from Tee*fy. There were so many colors and patterns to choose from and what I really love , that I didn't even realize before I bought it, is that the belt is texture change. You can create a number of looks with just one set! I paired this outfit with accessories from LaGyo, which also come in lots of fun colors, and Pop! I was set. Enjoy Collabor88 guys!  ♥

Top: Tee*fy Tiffany Bodysuit Kaleidoscope/Black {Available at Collabor88}
Skirt: Tee*fy Katharine Skirt Sunny {Available at Collabor88}
Hair: Lamb. Margaux Light Browns {Available at Collabor88}

Gum: LaGyo_Morgan Bubble Gum Strawberry {Available at Collabor88}
Earrings: LaGyo_Morgan Earrings Love Gold {Available at Collabor88}
Necklace: LaGyo_Morgan Necklace Pink {Available at Collabor88}
Clutch: LaGyo_Morgan Clutch Pink {Available at Collabor88}
Eyelids: Slink Mesh Lids and Lashes

{Imeka} Hestia - Pose Pack

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

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Yellow Brick Road

I absolutely love Mikunch's release for this month's Kustom9 so I just had to show off another of their outfits. This dress is so sweet and comfy to wear and now, with the days starting to get cooler, the henley underneath will still keep you plenty warm on those cool nights! Because they're so awesome, Mikunch included a texture change hud with this outfit to both change the color of the henley as well as the dress! I decided my favorite was the blue though and it didn't take me long to figure out reminded me so much of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. I knew right away I had to find my ruby red slippers! After a little scavenger hunt, I finally found my missing shoe under my bed and grabbed Watson, my little Boston Terrier. No offense Dorothy, but who really needs a Toto when you have a Watson? We set off to see the wizard! Now along the way, we had someone join us. Cowardly Lion ♥ He wasn't a very confident fellow but Watson and I decided to let him borrow some of our courage for the journey. The journey to Oz isn't a quick one you know so I had plenty of time to wander in my thoughts along the way. Just what did I plan on asking the Great and Powerful Oz for once we arrived? The Cowardly Lion obviously would ask for courage and Watson, I'm sure, had something on his mind regarding extra doggie treats before bedtime. The decision for me though, wasn't so easy...

I finally decided that I'd ask Oz for strength, strength to get through tough times and always look ahead to the next Emerald City. Surely then, my yellow brick road will always lead me exactly to where I'm supposed to be. 

Where will your yellow brick road take you? ♥

Dress: Mikunch - Mesh Furi Furi OP {Available at Kustom9}
Hair: Lamb. True Faith 
Shoes: {mon tissu} Favorite Leather Flats

Purse: =Zenith= Lion Head Bag - Rare {From the Animal Bag Gacha}
Basket: [tea.s] Little Red's Basket - Red
Dog: .Birdy. Boston Buddy

.GlamRus. Abigail Poses 

: The Kustom9 round this item is featured in is September of '14 :

Friday, September 5, 2014

Hello Love

Hello Love! Welcome to Serendipity Cat Haven!...Just's my room =/ Yeah, I've turned into a crazy cat lady, so sue me! I couldn't help it after visiting this months arcade! I fell in love with so much this round that I had to rearrange my entire room just to fit it all! My favorite items came from Tres Blah and Fashionably Dead. Tres Blah made adoorable workspace supplies. I didn't even know I needed a workspace till I saw this set! It was so my style, I couldn't wait to set it up. Fashionably Dead...ohh yooou... what did you do to me?! Not that I'm complaining or anything. Fashionably Dead made these suuuper cute kitties. I adopted one...then another so she wouldn't be lonely...which turned into a third friend...fourth...okay, you get the idea! So now I share my room with all these cuties who are always ready for snuggles...and to walk across my keyboard while I'm trying to check e-mails. Beatrice never leaves my side, or in this case, my shoulder. She even helps me blog, see! I gave her a matching bow so she'd feel special...that didn't last very long... ♥

Now I can't forget to mention my outfit that I'm also so in love with! This top, skirt, and tied waist jacket come together as a set from Mikunch and can be found at this month's Kustom9. Not only do I think it's darling, but I can honestly say I'm always impressed by and appreciate that their outfits come together as a set wiiith a texture option hud! Know what that means? YEP! No having to decide on which color to buy, you get them all! Perfect for someone like me who can never make up their mind. Okay, enough rambling from me now...until next time! ♥


Mikunch - Mesh Striped Shirt Coordinate (includes top,skirt, and waist jacket)
{Available at Kustom9}

~Other Stuff I Got Overly Excited About~

Tres Blah Workspace Collection Decor (Gacha)
{Available at the Arcade}
Fashionably Dead Posed Cats (Gacha)
{Available at the Arcade}

: The Arcade and Kustom9 round these items are featured in are September of '14 :

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge

   So, I was nominated to take the ice bucket challenge by my lovely friend Charbie. Though I had to give her a bit of a hard time at first for nominating me to pour a bucket of ice cold water over my head (that's what friends are for right?), I have to say that I'm really excited to be a part of something that's having an impact on so many people!

   In case you're wondering what the ice bucket challenge is, the ice bucket challenge was set in place to raise awareness and donations for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or what's sometimes refered to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. ALS is "a progressive neuro degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord." In ALS, motor neurons degenerate over time. These neurons are what send signals through your body to control muscle movement. With this degeneration comes severe muscle weakness and those affected with ALS often become fully paralyzed later in life. 

   It's both heartbreaking and inspiring to consider the journey those with ALS are on. They're facing an uphill battle every day of their lives and the way I've seen so many of them handle that battle is with such determination and strength. I think we could learn how to live our lives a bit fuller if we just stop to consider what it would be like to live in someone elses' shoes for a while.
All that being said... I thought I could handle a little dip in some ice water right?! No problem! First though, I had to prepare! I brought along my buddy, Helena the Hippo? Why is her name Helena? I don't know. Then, any responsible adult knows not to go to the beach without their floaties! Check!...Not going to lie guys, ice cold water about to be dumped over my head...a little intimidating...
uhhh... yeah...okaay...I can do this! Here goes nothing! ♥
AHH!! Cold....cold cold...coldcoldcold....COLD!!!
Phew! Okay...that was a bit chilly! But there you have it! ♥

I extend this ice bucket challenge to each of you reading this! The "rules" of this challenge are, if  you're brave enough to handle the ice water, you'll donate $10 to the ASL Association. You can donate in world here. If you don't take the challenge and decide to pass it on instead, you'll donate a larger sum. I'm making up my own rules though! Yeah, I can do that! My rules are simple, if you can't donate right now, that's okay! Instead, make yourself more aware of what ALS is and the effects it has on someone with the disease. Better understanding what others are going through will take us a long long way. ♥

Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer Storm

  Today has been such a lovely day. I got to spend some time with my little girl before getting some planting and gardening done around our home. Just as I was dusting myself off and done for the day I heard a little rumble in the sky and felt the tiniest of drops on my cheek. I rushed inside knowing just what that meant...a summer storm. I fixed myself a cup of coffee after throwing on my new favorite sweater. By the window I stayed for the rest of the afternoon; watching the drops ripple over the bayou and listening to the soft patter against the glass. I wait for days like this. ♥

Top: [monso] My Cropped Sweater - White {Available at Collabor88}
Shorts: Maitreya *Dirty* BF Jean Shorts
Hair: Lamb. Asteria - Light Brown Pack {Available at Collabor88}


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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Oh No She DIDN'T!

   So I went and did a litttttle more shopping at Collabor88 today. And by a little I mean, ehhh, you know... a lot!! I can never pass up on pretty lace so I had to pick up this top! While I was at it, I found thee watch I've been waiting for! If any of you need to know the time, ask me, cause I doubt I'll be taking it off any time soon! So what's a girl to do after buying a fabulous new outfit?... Take a selfie of course! ♥
                                          Mmmuah! ♥ ....a few filters later.... and post
            But there's always that one friend.... no she DIDN'T!

 Top: DeeTaleZ top MESH tunic LACEWHITE {Available at Collabor88}
Pants: Maitreya Mesh Zipper Skinny Jeans *Dirty
Hair: Lamb. Sacred - Light Browns
Shoes: [celoe.zoe.pumps.domino]

Watch: [MANDALA] BILLIONAIRE_Genius in Brown {Available at Collabor88}
Glasses: {Sleepy Eddy} Boston Glasses (Wood)
Bracelet: =Zenith= Cross Anchor Love Leather Bracelet - Caramel
 Rings: .trinket. owl silhouette ring - rose gold
.trinket. fox silhouette ring - rose gold
.:Wimey:. Moon, Sun, and Stars Set Rare
[tea.s] Little Love Ring - Rose Gold
~Mommy'Licious~ Forever in Bloom Collection
Nail Polish: Hello Dave Slink Avatar Enhancement - Colours Pack 2
Eyelids: Slink Mesh Lids and Lashes

.GlamRus. Jessy Poses

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hand Casual

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

Monday, August 18, 2014

Prepare for Battle!

Hey guys! I'm super excited for my computer to be up and running again and, while I missed all of you dearly, one of the first things on my list to do upon getting back in SL was... go crazy at Collabor88! Now, to be honest, when I first heard the theme of this round I didn't think I was going to find too much I just haaad to have! My bank account rejoiced ...though, I was a little sad! lol Not for long! As always, collabor88 creators did not disappoint! Not only did I find things perfectly moi, I also found quite a few outfits I wouldn't normally try, but turned out I loved! That's exactly what happened with this at....second sight ♥

Dress: -PixiCat- Gladiator.Dress (Red) {Available at Collabor88}
Boots: -PixiCat- Gladiator.Shoe (Red) {Available at Collabor88}
Hair: Lamb. Asteria in Light Browns {Available at Collabor88}

~Pose & Pose Props~
Shield: PFC - Pegasus Shield {On Marketplace}
Sword: FLECHA Sculpted and Mesh Atlantean Sword {On Marketplace}
Pose: By me!

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands Casual {Found Here}
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Medium Feet {Found Here}

: The Collabor88 round these items are featured at is August of '14 :

Saturday, August 2, 2014

We Salute You!

   Hey guys! I thought it only right to start my very first blog post with an outfit I'm absolutely crazy about! I mean, really, who wouldn't want to strut around in this? If you haven't checked out the Uber event yet, make sure you do! They have everything you need to keep you cool and stylin' through the rest of summer. Now excuse me, while I go find myself a mechanic ;)

 ~ Outfit ~

Top:  erratic / amber - tie top / red dots {available at Uber event}
Shorts: erratic / lena - shorts / denim mid {available at Uber event}
Hair: Truth - Thelma in Light Browns
Shoes: ::HH: Hucci Pinup Peep - Midnight {with Slink high feet}

    ~Pose & Pose Prop by Magnifique Poses~