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)

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

Not Today, Cupid

It’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is fast around the corner, and here I am being a crochety dork. Last Valentine’s Day was a season of healing and self-preservation for me, so I didn’t really celebrate. I don’t plan on doing anything special for this year either but it’s ok with me.

I am being auctioned off for charity! You can win a date with me on February 15 (not the date, just the end of the auction) by participating in the Love Games! For more information visit the Camping For a Cure RFL Site.

Lots of rad things are going on, including cupid soon. Here’s a look of the day from recent with some of my cool hauls.

Hair: Magika – Faye
Top: Sass – Anti-V Hoodie
Bottom: Blueberry – Dynamite Leggings
Shoes: Part of Dynamite Leggings
Pose & Props: Cupid Repeller / Sign: Noir – Not Today Cupid Gacha (Kinky 1/20) | Friday – Kissing Booth (FLF 1/20) | SeMotion Cupid Rare (Cosmopolitan 1/20)
taken at idle rogue sim

Reflections In the Morning

I’ve been on a musical hiatus for about two months, ever since I sliced my fingers open the day after Thanksgiving and had to get stitches. I saw this pose set at Shiny Shabby and was excited, that even if I can’t play in real life I can make it look like I can in SL. I found a little spot on our Idle Rogue community that was set up for quiet reflection and cuddles, and thus this photo was born.

Hit up Uber and I have to say, I find myself buying less and less. But this top was super cute and Sassy has once again killed it. It goes perfect with these pants, and hey – there’s a new mainstore Truth release so you know I had to go cop that real fast.

Today I have to start getting Relay for Life stuff more organized! If you are looking to help out and/or sponsor an event, please let me know!

Hair: Truth – Opium – Jewel (Mainstore Release 1/20)
Top: Chic Moda – Ettie Heart Top – Plum (Uber 1/20)
Bottom: Neve Pant – Iron Plaid
Shoes: Breathe – Berry Purple (Sat Sale 1/20)
Pose & Props: Secret Poses – Bohemia (Shiny Shabby 1/20)
taken at a cuddle nook on the idle rogue sim

What Resolution?

I’m trying to lose weight in RL, y’all. I need a knee replacement and before they touch me I gotta lose a ton of weight. However . . . Having a house full the last couple of weeks has proven that to be difficult, because I like cooking for people and barely get to do that when it’s just me and baby man. So I’ve been splurging. Last night I made a bomb lasagna from scratch! Eating leftovers today. So, flipping through all the various food props I have in my inventory today, I decided to take one with this setup to demonstrate how I’m feeling right now, haha

Like I said in my last post I really am not a resolution maker, but I am trying to get some weight off to get my knee fixed. I’m not backsliding, I’m just stalling because I’m giving myself some time to enjoy life with rl. And that’s ok. So as far as my outfit goes, can I just point out how cute this top is? Sassy’s done it again. I love argyle and I have a soft spot for hers, for sure. She’s a genius and you should check out chic moda if you haven’t. Group join fees are super cheap and it’s totally worth it with free gifts nad lucky letters.

Hair: Doe – Dark Room V2 – Colors (Sat Sale 1/20)
Top: Chic Moda – Bellita Crop Sweater (Fameshed 1/20)
Bottoms: Adorsy – Amaya Leather Shorts – Black (Cosmopolitan 1/20)
Shoes: Blueberry – Power Play Thigh High – Black (not pictured!)
Pose/Props: Reign – Watermelon Slush | Junk Food – TFC Chicken Buckets
taken at my houseboat in the Belissera sims | Strawberrysingh.com – Closeups Windlight

Let That Ish Go

It’s been ages. The holidays really got me, with a myriad of health/injury issues, my dad coming and then going, traveling, and stuff leading into the new year which led me to the decision to close Stanza. It was a tough call, but I do feel more free now that I have less ties holding me down. One thing I wanted to come of that was more time to shop and take photos, and so here we are. I’ve done a few other photos but just not blogged them here.

It’s a new year, and at my age I’m not really into doing resolutions proper. What I’m more into is just trying to make positive changes, bring positive energy, and most importantly – let the bad shit go. That’s the hardest for me. Letting go of stuff – anger, hurt, resentment, grudges. I suck at it. I need to work on that this year, and I hope to take all my (few) readers on the journey with me.

As far as more shopping goes, well today was Epiphany Day. It was a mini round but holy hell, there were so many good things! I got lots of stuff for me and my friends, and even managed to turn a few in for points. I am still looking for Doe’s Becca the Baker with and without hats in Colors, so if you see one let me know.

Hair: Limerence – Georgia hair with Cap (Epiphany 1/20)
Top: Osmia – Graceful Shirt – Black (Epiphany 1/20)
Pants: Osmia – Graceful Pants – Nude (Epiphany 1/20)
Shoes: Breathe – Takomi Heels – Black (Epiphany 1/20)
Pose/Props: Amitie – Fairyland 03 (Epiphany 1/20)
taken at the Idle Rogue apartment community [TOR] NIGHT – That Spells Moon4 Windlight

Everything Changes

What a whirlwind of a time! My RL birthday is in 2 days and I have been preparing to take over ownership of Stanza starting September first, along with juggling getting my toddler ready for his preschool to start up again and still recuperate from being down with the kidney stone, also still doing my music and trying to find time to learn new songs. Then sleep sometimes. It’s a crazy life, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’ve been going under some inventory rehaul – I organized all my purple hairs into styles the other day, and I thought that was gonna kill me. My goal now is to make outfits with all the clothing I’ve collected over the years, organized by name, and take a photo – I know there’s a wardrobe app and that’s what I’m going to end up using as soon as I figure out how. For now, this is the first of today’s outfits, taken at the front of my newly acquired apartment at Idle Rogue, the best community out there.

Hair: Pr!tty – Alessia – Colorfuls (Saturday Sale)
Top: Addams – Tina mini T-shirt – SuperHero
Shorts: Addams – Peal Shorts – N26
Socks: Cynful – Cotton Socks – Color Pack 2 (FLF)
Shoes: Candy Kitten – Twinkle Star Sneakers
Pose/Prop: Foxcity – Taxi (Sat Sale)
to see my every day jewelry / skin / component list, click here. taken at my apartment on Idle Rogue

We Are Stardust

Two days in a row? I actually wore this last night for my show and beyond. I really love this particular outfit and played the unicorn backpack gacha til I got the one that matches it. This is often in my rotation, but felt cute last night. Also, let me just SQUEEEEEE that Pr!tty is putting the colorfuls hud back in the saturday sale packs. I hope they start being in new releases as well cause I will buy alllllll of them. I love her hair so much.

The backdrop and pose is another steal from Collabor88’s celestial / galaxy round, and holy crap I love it. I like the projector and the colors and everything. So, a bonus from last night.

Hair: Pr!tty – Yeemi – Colorfuls (Saturday Sale 8/19)
Dress, Boots: *CK* Candy Kitten – I Donut Care
Backpack: CK Unicorn Backpack – Donut (Gacha Garden 8/19)
Jewelry: Izzie’s – Say It With A Bracelet (Best bitches) – L Wrist // E. Marie – Camila Bracelets – Rose gold – R Wrist // Supernatural – Karina Choker Silver // EarthStones – Music of the Heart II Necklace- Soul Trio // Swallow – Princess Face Jewelry and Bento Rings AND ears
Prop/Pose: Foxcity: Stardust (Backdrop & Pose) (C88 8/19)

Twinkle, Twinkle . . .

This has been my first photo in what feels like forever. I want to talk about some stuff going on in my life, but first I should update – I went on a week vacation to Ohio to visit with my family and got back last Thursday. Friday afternoon I was in the ER and subsequently in the hospital with massive kidney stone that took two total procedures over the course of a week to get me back to better health. I’m doing fine, and coming back to do my first show in 2 weeks here in Second Life. Things are finally (physically and RL) returning to normal.

Two days ago I lost someone that was very important to me. It was in the same fashion as I’d seen her cut out other people when they failed to offer anything she needed, and looking back I realized that there was a lot of using going on, so I’m going to be okay with not having that “support” in the future. The thing that I do have, is a group of absolutely wonderful people I can lean on at any time and we would do anything for each other, so the loss of someone so fake and sad isn’t going to hurt me in the long run. This will be the last time I publicly address this, so if for some reason she sees it, she can just keep me blocked cause there’s no going back from the shit she put me through. =)

C88 was full of galaxy and stardust stuff for their anniversary, but this “Twinkle” deco was too much to pass up since that’s the nickname that Troy has for me. So, this photo is really for him and to thank him and my management team for putting up with me and supporting me daily. I love all of you so much!

Hair: Magika – Rose
Dress: Clef de Peau – Plisse Dress – Flore (FLF 8/19)
Shoes: RealEvil Fiore Barefoot Sandals Fameshed 8/19)
Jewelry: Izzie’s – Say It With A Bracelet (Best bitches) – L Wrist // E. Marie – Camila Bracelets – Rose gold – R Wrist // Supernatural – Karina Choker Silver // EarthStones – Music of the Heart II Necklace- Soul Trio // Swallow – Princess Face Jewelry and Bento Rings AND ears
Prop/Pose: Foxcity: Dream Sequence
In the Background: Second Spaces – Stardust – Twinkle White (C88 8/19)
taken at my houseboat

Rawr Means I Love You

I hope you all are having an enjoyable holiday weekend. there’s no cookouts or fun times for me, since it’s just me and the LCB. I also have two shows tonight, 6pm at the Lutz city of Templemore and 9pm at Stanza. If you’ve never been to Templemore, you are missing out. It is so beautifully built and there are so many photo opportunities. ( Click here to Visit Templemore )

There was another round of Uber, and while the things I buy from these events are fewer and fewer, this Neve outfit (and the Foxcity backdrop) spoke to me. After playing around with inventory a bit today, I decided the dino bag was perfect, and henceforth my blog post title was born.

Hair: Pr!tty – Emma (Sat Sale 5/19)
Top: Neve Top – Salty – Stripe (Uber 5/19)
Shorts: Neve Shorts – Slashed – Lively (Uber 5/19)
Shoes: Phedora – Lupe Sneakers (off-screen)
Backdrop: – Foxcity – Pink Vault (Uber 5/19)
Purse: Clover – Dino Bag – Purple (Flora 5/19)