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~