Cookie Time

The Holidays are my favorite damn time of year. Starting in October and really just stretching on until Valentine’s Day. Most people tend to be sadder and more depressed during the fall and winter months, but I thrive and feel so much better. I love colder weather, I love the holiday tastes and smells, and I like the dark better than sunlight. All these things make for a happy Co Co.

The Anatines are doing a RL cookie exchange this year which I am taking part of, and decided to make a fun photo with SL Cori baking away. Hopefully you enjoy too!

Hair:Stealthic – Vesper – misc (Kustom9 11/2020)
Sweater:Pink Cream Pie – Annie Ugly Christmas Sweater – Reindeer
Jeans: Blueberry – Authentic
Shoes/Socks: Blueberry – HBIC Shoes & Socks
Pose/Props: Movement – Bake Someone Happy. Featuring items from Trompe Loeil, Half Deer, Vespertine, What Next? and Dusty Bunny
taken at our home, in our kitchen

That Fall Nip

In real life, I live in Alabama, which takes forever to get real cold. It’s just now getting down to chilly temps in the evening and at night, but still in the upper 70s during the day. It was hot enough during the day today to make the metal on our door burn our hands. Was definitely nice lawn mowing weather though! This coming week, however, it’s getting lower which means I’ll have a nice pot of chili on mid week and enjoy that to its fullest. Soup just tastes better in colder weather.

We still have yet to turn our sim into fall, which at this point I think we’ll just skip that and go straight to snow. I will take down the apple area when it happens, so I wanted to get in a photo or two while it was still there. (Not pictured: The white jian Saturday Sale turkeys running around a bit further out of the shot)

What’s your favorite part about fall? Mine is the holidays that start and pumpkin EVERYTHING!

Hair:Foxy – Chibi – Pastel (Kustom9 11/2020)
Jacket/Shirt/Scarf:Fashionably Dead – Holiday Coat – Lilac (Sat Sale 11/2020)
Jeans: Blueberry – Authentic
Boots: Blueberry – Unbothered Calf Height Boots
Pose/Props: Focus Poses: Couple 333 (Access 11/2020) | Jian apple orchard, cider, baskets
taken at our home

Unbreakable Bond

I freaking love horses. Seriously. I was on horses before I could walk. I have photos of me in shows as early as 2 years old, and somewhere exists bunches of trophies I won as well. So I know firsthand that there is a pure love in the unbreakable bond of girl and horse. Also, I’m country. I have liberal views and ideas but I grew up simple, on a farm in middle Tennessee, and this outfit that I (mostly) copped from Uber made me feel country. So, here I am at our stables on the land, hamming it up with Philippe.

These boots are pretty awesome too. They are unisex with fits for men and women in the folder, so you can even match your favorite dude when you go out riding. I can’t wait to get on our horses and go explore maybe this weekend? Maybe.

Hair:Wasabi – Finley Mesh Hair – Fireworks (Uber 7/2020)
Shirt: Neve – Gust Pane (Uber 7/2020)
Jeans: Blueberry – Unbothered Jeans – Fatpack
Boots: Equal – Spenser Boots – Brown (Uber 7/2020)
Pose/Props: Fashiowl – Philippe
Stable: Roxy

Bring Me Flowers

What a week it’s been. This week we had to make the decision whether to send little nugget to preschool or keep him home. Ultimately, we got our questions answered by the facility and with the precautions they are taking plus the ones we are taking, we are going to try it for now. School starts August 12 and he is beyond excited for it.

The other day, Drake and I had a good, long talk and worked out some misunderstandings we had. I felt super confident and optimistic about the future, and then the next day he surprises me with an early birthday present – the Legacy body and a Mila skin for it (that’s out at Cosmopolitan right now)! I used the day of setup to also unpack and fix up my Lelutka Evo Nova 2.0 update which I absolutely love, and now I am over the moon.

It’s funny because I actually wanted to try the Legacy body, but was too lazy and noncommittal to ever get it going. Now? I have it, and I’m kind of in love with it. but if I wanna wear something in my Maitreya collection, I still have that body too, and my skin and everything works the same with it. So all in all, happiness.

Hair:Stealthic – Penance – Misc
Lingerie: Cynful – Unwrap Me Lingerie – Muted Purple
Shoes: N-Core – Pearl – Lilac (Sat Sale 6/2020)
Pose: Foxcity – Playroom
In the Scene: Tarte – Primrose Skybox | Dust Bunny – Sweet Dreams Curtain C | Tentacio Tulip Bouquet | ChicChica – Creamy Delights box | Boudoir Canopy Chaise Lounge

New Rules

As I write this, I am a little more annoyed than I probably have the right to be, but they’re my feelings right now and I own it. I purposely deprived myself of much needed sleep so I could spend time with a certain husband, but the only thing I got was a big cup of coffee and tired. I am annoyed and this too shall pass, but right now, I’m a cranky pissant.

Since I was up early I did manage to blow through the Saturday Sales I had earmarked for purchase, and boy did I spend a lot! Yesterday’s Fifty Linden Friday had me going around more than I had in a good long while too, so kudos to the designers! Then I was so frustrated by the time I got home I dressed up sexy anyway and took this photo.

New Rules was playing on the radio getting me gassed up and turning my annoyance into anger, but I quickly got that under control and put irrational Cori back in the headspace she belongs in. I’m still annoyed, but I’m not raging. And that’s good enough for now. The rest will pass, hopefully sooner than later.

Hair:Pr!tty – Honey – Vibrant (Happy Weekend 7/20)
Lingerie/Stockings: Moon Elixir x MUSE – Peep Show – Lilac (Sat Sale 7/20)
Shoes: Essenz – Bali Pack 5
Pose/Props: FFoxcity – Lolita Pose & Crop
In the Bedroom: Dirty Princess – Nautical Beach Bed | Backbone – Pile of Clothes – Dark

Into the Nebula

In the grand scheme of things, I’m having a pretty rough day. Lots of stupid little things have been piling up and making my attitude generally shit. Trying to shake it off, but it’s just one of those days. So, ignoring all my other bs going on, I went to make a photo. I loved this dress I just picked up at Kustom9 from one of my favorite cool costume designers (especially in the gacha world), Luas, so I went to Backdrop City and found something kawaii, neon and purple – and threw on my lumipro and went to work.

Doing photos is very theraputic, and here I am after the photo is done, feeling a little better. In the grand scheme of things life isn’t so bad, and I just need to work harder at not letting the little things get me down so much. It’s a daily struggle though because sometimes depression anda anxiety piles up to the point I just get overwhelmed. Thankfully I have my hobbies to immerse in until I feel better.

Enough about all that. The Epiphany opens at 10pm and I am PUMPED! I always spend too much at gachas but it’s so fun! And shopping is theraputic as well! So I hope to see you all there (but only after I get in! hah) and playing your favorite creator’s gacha!

Hair:Pr!tty – Lemonade – Vibrant Rootless (Group Gift)
Dress: Luas – Dani – Purple/Green (Kustom9 7/20)
Shoes: Empire – Kiri (FLF 6/2020)
Pose/Props: Foxcity – Spirited Away | EgoSumaii – Magical Orb – Nebula
Backdrop: Minimal – Shibuya Street Backdrop (At Backdrop City)

15 Years, New Heads, & Life

Today (as it’s past midnight) is my 15th rez day. I’ve been in Second Life for fifteen years and boy, have I seen some things.

I joined in June of 2005, coming here from a different sort of avatar based chat platform (seducity – does anyone remember that? Lawdy Jesus). Felicity and I were total noobs and of course the avatars looked much different then.

at Ice Dragon’s Playpen – MAN I miss Tringo!

I remember when I discovered live music. It was an amazing special time a few years later, and I fell in love with the scene. Back then there were hardly as many people and boy was the scene different. The talent was amazing, and it was lots of original artists who actually made livings off their sl performances. CQ was one of the ones I grew very close with, and I even managed his career in SL for a while. CQ’s recently come back and boy, am I glad. Our friendship has perservered over years, miles, misunderstandings and mistakes, and I am so proud to call this talented dude friend.

Me, Abi, Britta and Kenda, all at a CQ show together.

I was there for flexi prims, back when there was migration from system layers into sculpted and built items for clothing, and eventually when we evolved into mesh. Well, I take it back. I was on a “hiatus” when mesh actually came out. For a while, though, I was a creator of the cutest flexi clothing a linden could buy. Sweet Treats was born.

This was extra special right?

My life changed when was managing CQ during his second return to Second Life (we’re on the third coming right now, for those of you keeping track). He was performing at a place called Rhi’s Poem, on the Mai Tai Sim. The owner, Meegan, and I became fast friends along with her other right hand woman, Jinx. The three of us became inseparable and my love for them infinite. Jinx migrated from SL for a while, and Rhi’s Poem turned into Rhi’s After Dark, and then eventually moved to Idle Rogue and became an intricate part of that place. But for a while? I was helping run that shit. Then, I got pregnant in real life . . .

Back when the venue was brand spanking new!

After my most recent (which is like four years now) return to Second Life, I took up performing myself, and I still after all these years have amazing love for the Live Music community. You won’t find another group that is more uplifting, more caring, more friendly and ready to help and offer love. Is there drama? Of course. Is there bullshit? You know it. But in the end, the good so so outweighs the bad, and I am happy to be a part of it.

I love the friendships I’ve made here in SL. I love the connections, I love the growth I’ve experienced, and most of all, I love how I’ve grown because of it. I love you guys, and I hope you’ll come through the next 15 with me!

Since it was a special day, I treated myself to a new head since who knows what is going on with Genus. So, earlier today, I bought the Lelutka Nova evolution head and started learning Bakes on Mesh – I think I did ok, what do you think?

A close up head shot with my new head! featuring the cute Sady top from Chic Moda.

Inside Cori’s House

We just got our new land, and I am finally ready to reveal the way we’ve decorated it! I’m sure we’ll add different tweaks as the days go along, but for now, I think the house itself is in good shape to show off. Also, I just finally got off my ass and downloaded and installed the Black Dragon viewer so I wanted to take some practice shots.

There’s a whole lot of stuff to credit and in later posts I will go through each room and set up something so I can credit it all, but for now? I just wanted to give a reveal and walk through of our house. Ballin’!

View My Flickr Album For Bigger Photos!

Take It From Me

In a world where everyone feels the need for labels, I’ve always felt kind of . . . I don’t know, lost? This is for a number of reasons. BDSM – The main question is are you a dom or sub? For me, it depends on the person. I have a lot of alpha female tendencies where I am extra bossy, but for the right person I fold like a house of cards beneath their touch. The two main categories of people that tend to turn me into the latter? A beautiful, strong, confident woman and a strong, assertive yet nurturing man.

While setting up this picture, I envisioned the former. While Lara is my alt, I just set her up as a beautiful Goddess, climbing over me and force feeding herself, taking it all from me. Complete control, with her behind the wheel.

Cuca does some amazing poses (I’ve been a fan since peeping Kaitlyn’s blog and now I’m getting to try some of my own! I suggest you do too!

Visit The Post Fair Here! (slurl)

Hair: Stealthic – Penance
Lingerie: Cynful – Little Love (Sat Sale 6/2020)
Pose/Bench: Cuca Poses – Sweet Delight (Pose Fair After Dark 6/2020)
Backdrop: Foxcity – Crescent Room

Lara’s Details
Hair:Limerence – Georgia Hair – Blondes
Accessories: Swallow Princess Face Jewelry, Avaway Love Necklaces, GOS eyewear – Sct
Head/Face: Genus Classic Head | Amara Laila Skin – Peach | Cosmetize Lips – The London Collection | Veechi – Summer Lush Shadow
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body

Yes, They’re Natural

I love participating in Adam’s Photo Challenge when I have the time. And this time was a hard one! He wanted us to spotlight a creator and do a photo centered around them. Honestly, there are so many amazing ones in our SLives. How do you choose one? I wanted to focus on one who gives back and does the most good, also someone who I know personally and I love with every ounce of my cold, dark heart.

Kaitlyn Pruitt-Anatine Jaxx has a knack for making tees and hoodies that I love, and this is no exception. She puts a line out for every charity event just about, and this is one of the ones she’s done for Camping for a Cure’s RFL season. There’s some for Ark, wow, and just gaming in general including these D&D ones. They’re 150 for a 3-pack and for an amazing cause. You can find them at Camp Anatine so just ask for the slurl or look it up!

Relay for Life is a cause that I am passionate about, as I’ve seen cancer ruin the lives of some pretty awesome people. The fact that Kaitlyn and GI goes out of her way to help anyone and everyone she can. That is why she is my first Content Creator Spotlight Artist. I love you, Kaitypants, my baby mama and confidant. Keep being awesome.

Hair: Rama – Riri – Colores (Sat Sale 2/20)
Top: Glorious Insanity – Kait Tank – D&D (RFL)
Leggings and Shoes: Blueberry – Dynamite Leggings
Pose & Props: Fiasco – Game Master Board (chairs, decor, pose) | StudioDire – Dice and Decor | Wayward Muse – Nerdy Game Map & Dice Bag
taken at my houseboat