Here comes the rush before we touch, come a little closer

Here comes the rush before we touch, come a little closer

Here comes the heat before we meet
Here comes the spark before the dark
The lights are off and the sun is finally setting
The night sky is changing overhead
Here comes the rush before we touch
Come a little closer

Yep, its that time again. Time to go get your Fameshed on. Top, skirt, ring, shoes (with stockings) can all be found within the Feburary offerings, so go by and take a look. Clutch by Maitreya and hair by Truth, skin is the fabulous Maci by Izzies. Like the location? Cheeky Tiramisu is beautiful! Take a ride here.

Style Card:
Pose: Sari-Sari {poses & deco}
Location: Cheeky Tiramisu
:V.e. Garbo Blouse M Innocence
:V.e. Garbo Pencil Skirt M Plum
Maitreya Calgary Clutch * Blumine
MG – Ring – Karina Court
Schadenfreude Fey Ear
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual
TRUTH HAIR Rowan
WWI Lashes
[Gos] Carrie Pumps – Patent -
Izzie’s – Maci Skin pale BLB
IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (S)

Show me how to fight for now

Show me how to fight for now

A couple of events just started and I couldn’t resist a wee bit of shopping. Be sure to stop by The Attic for this stunning hair by Mina and beautiful dress by DCNY. I also took a stop over at Eudora, they are participating in the new 21 shoe event. It features designers that are giving you 2 for the price of 1, and it starts on the 21st of every month. Here is just one of the designs from Eudora for these boots. While you are there, take a look at the huge variety of boots and shoe patterns. I am also wearing Maci, a new skin by Izzie that is out now at TLC’s The Boutique. Its absolutely lovely, as always.

Show me how to fight for now

I haven’t really rambled much lately, and though the break must of been nice, Dina Rambles today! I got to catch up with some old friends today and am so extremely happy for the progress people are making. Its nice to see people finding their way to being happy and I am excited to hear how things go from here. On my RL front, I am anxiously wanting this month to be over, and February can be over too, please.  I am being as patient as possible while we await to hear if our offer on our dream home has been accepted, or at the very least how the negotiations are progressing. My nerves are afire and I am not sleeping much, but I am excited and happier than have been in forever! Even if this house falls through, we have 2nd and 3rd choices, so by this summer….boxes! Does anyone have any boxes laying around that I could have?

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow’s a mystery
I can see you lookin’ back at me
Keep your eyes on me

Gawk! Patchy Cotton Leggings A
DCNY_Velveteen Dress Alpha (Add)
Slink Basic Hands
DCNY_Velveteen Dress_Chocolate M
Eudora Rockstar Boots
MINA Hair – Nikky
Schadenfreude Fey Ear
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual
WWI Lashes
Izzie’s – Maci Skin pale BLB
IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (S)

I’m just doing what we’re told

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After clicking our way into C88, even before the middle of the month, we decided to see what kind of trouble we could get into this evening. I may have to drag her kicking and screaming….

And I feel something so wrong
By doing the right thing
I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly

Whats going on here?

Pose: {.:exposeur:.}

On Dina:

>TRUTH< Nyx – raven
Baiastice_Yara dress-teal-size M
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual
WWI Lashes
[Gos] Mae Platform – Naturelle Collection – M
-Belleza- Ria Med 2 Dk
IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (S)

On Kerra:

Glam Affair – Cleavage – Jamaica
Izzie’s – Faith Freckles natural (body + face)
Belgravia – Paradise Sandals – Nero
Exile::Falling For You Dark Blondes
ISON – charlotte dress -S- (purple)
Izzie’s – Eyelashes v1.08
Slink Mesh Feet (Av Enhance) Medium M
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 M
-Glam Affair – Lulu ( Jamaica ) 02 C
[Crash Republic] Gem Eyes – indigo

Look into my eyes, its where my demons hide

Look into my eyes, its where my demons hide

I’ve never really been good at carving pumpkins. They tend to look a little bit messy and the gooey mess just adds to the fun.  This year is attempt 30something at getting a great pumpkin carved and out for the holiday! Maybe I will just leave it to the kids lol. It’s a lot easier in SL where new mesh pumpkins have been released upon the grid, along with so many other fall and Halloween items. I love the holiday corner that is October, November and December, and this is the favorite for with the kids. No stressful in law visits or trips, no major cooking, just costumes candy and fun!
Look into my eyes, its where my demons hide
This is a fabulous comfortable look for just wandering around hunts and raking leaves in, I absolutely adore this top by U.F.O.! I found a great set of poses and pumpkins by Magnifique and wandered over to the Neva sim to snap a picture or two.  I am really looking forward to browsing more of the feeds to see what festive fun everyone is having this Halloween and maybe, just maybe, I will carve out a great pumpkin this year!

On a side note, whats up with my post titles? *gives a little shrug*  Who can really say, just take them as they come and let them mean to you what they will. I am enjoying coming up with them though and hope people *get* it in their own ways.

Trick or treat peoples <3

Pose and pumpkin prop: Magnifique
Izzie’s – Katya Eyeshadow smokey
(fd) Hand Drawn Skinny Jeans – Denim MEDIUM
::Una Ladies Sneakers
::{u.f.o}::inverted triangle crop T – pumkin
>TRUTH< Sara – night
Schadenfreude Fey Ear )
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual
WWI Lashes
Izzie’s – Katya Skin pale RB
IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (S)

Just hold on we’re going home

Just hold on we're going home

I can only express my delight in these pieces from BOOM! I don’t at all mind that the warmer months are just about over, I’ve been wandering around in these shorts and ultra short sleeved Tee. I matched them with a pair of shoes that had previously been released by BOOM, but so failed on taking a pic with them. Shoot me now!

I’ve had this post just about ready to publish for about a week now, delayed only by a butt kicking ear infection! I am finally feeling more human than slicing pain, thank goodness, because I feel like I’ve missed a ton! My family in SL is certainly missing my instigating troublesome ways. *coughs*  I have been so excited and happier in my SL than I have been in so darn long, the people around me have reminded me why SL was my escape for so long. As you can see behind me, I have finished setting up our homestead and am now just enjoying days with my loved ones. Anyone up for a boat ride? Home really is an amazing place to be. <3 you guys.

Style Card:

*BOOM* Estate Shorts (Sugar)
*BOOM* Traveler Tee (Tiffany)
*BOOM* Venture Flats (tiffany)
>TRUTH< Lavinia – copper
Schadenfreude Fey Ear
Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat M
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual
SLX Outfit: Bum – Glasses
WWI Lashes
Izzie’s – Irene Skin pale RB
IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (S)

I always wanted a good girl

I always wanted a good girl.

Everybody get up….hey hey hey!  So it’s Monday, the start of a new week after a decently ending weekend. On Saturday I managed to sneak off for a couple of drinks and SL with Kerra and had a serious blast. Even when she spent 900L on a sweater that was only 320 by buying the lola appliers fatpack. I dunno, don’t drink and shop? Its so stinking rare we have a couple of drinks, but next time we are sending our Lindens to an alt. Its a really adorable sweater by VinCue, but now she just has to buy the Lolas and all the other sweaters just out of obligation to the Ls she spent for the appliers!  She may be wearing this in all its glorious variations for the rest of the year.

I always wanted a good girl.

I went for a money saver this weekend and picked up this outfit by PARADISIS called Music Girl. Oh, I love it! Pink. Music. Adorableness. Now that we were all dressed up, we needed a place to go. Instead, we went to about ten. Good grief, this being social thing used to be easier! I am bound and determined to find someone to distract Kerra in SL in all the ways a good girl wants to be distracted. Why are you making that face Kerra? I know you want it! I know you want it ….But you’re a good girl ….the way you grab me…Must wanna get nasty….Go ahead, get at me…..

Oh dear. She is going to kill me, it’s been fun being a blogger. I will miss you all! *runs for her life*

Style Card:

On Dina:

PARADISIS Music girl : Outfit: Top, shorts, arm warmers, headset
Schadenfreude Fey Ears
Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual
SLX Outfit: Bum – Glasses
TRUTH HAIR Mina – Gingers02
WWI Lashes
Izzie’s – Irene Skin pale RB
IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (S)

On Kerra:

*VinCue ~ Lazy+Sweater – Snow!
Skin: Glam Affair
Hair: Magika
Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant

If you can’t hear what I’m trying to say
If you can’t read from the same page
Maybe I’m going deaf,
Maybe I’m going blind
Maybe I’m out of my mind
  Everybody get up

I always wanted a good girl

I just wanted you to know that baby, you are the best

I just wanted you to know that baby, you are the best

I’ve had to go back to this round of My Attic more than once, but I think I am finally done picking things up! I honestly absolutely adore fall and winter months, so stepping into Fall makes me a happy blogger. Notice the lag of beach bathing posts during the summer? Yea, I hate the beach! Le gasp!! After living in Southern California for 30+ years, the beach and the sun and the dry heat isn’t miss in my, relatively, new world of seasons. So as the leaves start to change color already, I am thrilled to be digging out the warm clothing, RL and SL alike. I got my bestie (big and little) to come and pose with me. I almost named this Little Bunny Foo Foo, but her son rolled his eyes at me when I sang the song so, fine, guess not!

Be sure to run down to My Attic and pick up this awesome scene of Flowers In The Attic by W. Winx & FLAIR. Just click here and off you go!

Style Card:

Pose by ~Posey~

On Dina:
#Firestorm LSL Bridge v2.4
(epoque) Metal Petal Ring – Gold/Obsidian
*BOOM* Tinsley Scarf (chest) Cocoa
*TuttiFrutti* Jada Mesh Legging – Moss
*TuttiFrutti* Windy Mesh Blouse – Green
Schadenfreude Fey Ear
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual
SLX Outfit: Bum – Glasses
TRUTH HAIR Bobbie – Gingers02
WWI Lashes
[Gos] Desire Ankle Boot – Black
Izzie’s – Irene Skin pale RB
IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (S)

On Izzie:
StrawberrySingh.com – Eyelash -1
.::Mother Goose’s::.lip(C)5teeth
*oh Daisies* Natural Lashes
/Wasabi Pills/ Lumi 2 Mesh Hair – Golden
Little Closet – Cream BunBun Hoodie KID
Little Closet – Cream Ears (wear me)
SC. Cupcake Dress Boots
*Oh Daisie* Emie Fawn -blonde
.:Sense:. eyes

Some things just make sense.

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Its just a quickie tonight, its been such a long day and a long one is ahead tomorrow! There are some big changes coming for Grand Illusion this holiday season and I have so much to do that I really am overwhelmed, but in the end its going to be worth it! This months C88 is almost over though, so I had to slip on this amazing dress and boots from *League*.  Its a fantastic knit dress, perfect for the fall months coming up! Now if only I had taken the time to find some leggings and finish the look….

Style Card:
*League* Etta Dress -Blue Medium
*League* Lauren Wedge Boots -Rigged- Taupe Medium
Schadenfreude Fey Ear
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual
SLX Outfit: Bum – Glasses
TRUTH HAIR Siobhan – Gingers02
WWI Lashes
Izzie’s – Irene Skin pale RB
IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (S)

Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young.

Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young.

I sat with Kerra the other day and showed her my inventory. After, literally, years of battling my 70k inventory count we wanted to hunt down my problem. We then proceeded to spend the next 20 minutes in complete hysterical laughter as we found folder after folder after folder of ‘unpack from 2011′ or 2012, with subfolders and so many items within that I couldn’t even begin to count it all now. Considering these items are all still packed (mostly) I cannot imagine what my inventory would be if I simply unpacked it all! So…I’m grounded. Ugh. Kerra is such a hard ass. Thats right, I have been grounded from shopping. Now, there are going to be exceptions to this rule. Hair and special events being one of them. I cant miss something. Just, don’t tell Kerra, k? In the process of all of this unpacking and organizing, there will most likely be massive deleting. I won’t ever get this under control of I don’t delete things. However, I love it all! I’m an SL hoarder, we have gone over this before, but the other day I saw just the depth of it and how loading a 70k inventory has been affecting my SL while playing on my lil av. What a difference!

Now, even though its new I have to blog this amazing dress from SySys for The Attic opening today! I am still using Firestorm at the moment but upon looking at the information for this dress I see SySy is working with the Materials viewer! Now I am going to have to give in. Yes, the battle is lost! I am giving in and going to try out the original viewer. I am not big on change people! For new enhancements though, I will give it a shot. See what you’ve done SySy?!

Be sure to stop by and rummage through The Attic. This flirt fun dress will only be available for 10 days, and at a great discount so you don’t want to miss out!

Style Card:

*League* Lauren Wedge Boots -Rigged- Taupe Medium
/Wasabi Pills/ Orion FEM Mesh Hair – Gingerbread
KOSH- NODA NECKLACE chest -female-
KOSH- NODA RING
Schadenfreude Fey Ear
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual
SLX Outfit: Bum – Glasses
SYSYs – Mesh Daisy Dress – M – FloralPink
WWI Lashes
Izzie’s – Irene Skin pale RB
IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (S)

You’re my back bone. You’re my cornerstone.

You're my back bone. You're my cornerstone.

I picked a very strange and random time to go back to plurk last week and was there only a small while before leaving again. Most won’t ever understand why, but while I enjoy most aspects of plurk I find myself quickly overly distracted and affected by it so I manage it in small doses, and then quietly sneak away again, unnoticed. While I was there a couple of events went on that will forever change how Second Life and plurk is for some people. Arguments. Connections. The loss of a valued member of the community. Each one of them teaching us that this place we all find ourselves escaping to, or adding to, or replacing our real physical lives, can be turned upside down on us in the blink of an eye. Some of us wander around feeling bitter, filled with hatred and anger…while others are able to distance themselves from the negative side of it all and are consistently happy and sharing that with everyone they meet. I sat back last night and had a long hard talk with myself, I do this often, and asked which I was? Was I walking around bitter? Angry at the poor choices I, and those around me, had made over the years? Or was I happy with what life has given me? Thankful for every moment and looking forward to the next? What was I taking for granted in my every day activities and what could I do to improve myself so that, when I leave for good, I have lived my life in a way that I would have no regrets.

There are some absolutely beautiful challenge posts out now that are showing who and where people are making huge improvements in their lives. They are also sharing just how thankful they are, through newly refreshed eyes, for those around them. I admire each and every one of these posts and am thankful that I got to sit and read through them. They are truly an inspiration and contributed to my little chat with myself as well. Every day we are surrounded by the negative. It exists around every corner, in those close to us, and those we keep far away. There is also the positive. It weaves its magic in and around every negative situation and emotion and can twist and turn it all into something amazing, if you let it. Over the last few years I have struggled with this dance between negative and positive. I have succumbed to the negative more than I would care to admit, myself becoming that negative force and causing damage where I never intended for it to be. The last couple of months, however, I have finally succeeded in finding how to balance myself on steady feet long enough to see the positive that surrounds me every single day. I’ve let it play through my fingers until I could grab a hold and follow each move until I match its pace, its rhythm, and let it control my life instead of the negative that once gripped me so tightly.  I still stumble. I still faulter. I still slip and slide and sometimes feel the physical pain of wondering what goes on that I don’t know about and might affect me. At those times I grab onto one of the most positive things I have in my life, my best friend and kindred spirit.

You're my back bone. You're my cornerstone.

Through her eyes I see a different me. The me that I hope I am, and that I strive to be. The me that sometimes gets lost, but is never tested or judged by her, just grabbed by the hair and swiftly kicked in the rear back on track. She holds me up when I swear to the world I am falling apart, and sets me down, lays next to me and just rides out the storm when I am unsure of what to do next. Last night she helped me let go. Its so simple to say, isn’t it? Let it go. Walk away from the past, the negative, because your past isn’t who you are. It is simply the path you had to walk to get to who you are today. Who are you letting that path make you? I know who I am now, I know who I always have been, and always wanted to be. I strayed off the path a couple of times, making stops at ‘crazy bitch city’ and ‘dumbass alley’ (those were my places of residence) but I saw where I was and quickly moved out!  Every time, there she was, holding my bags, with a smile telling me she was waiting for me! For a while she has had to reach over and turn my face forward again. I have fought through the constant last little strand of connection with people that I knew it was best to let go of. Not a connection of hate, on my part, but of worry. Of concern and caring because when a friendship ends, my feelings don’t. I still want them to do well, cringe if I see them making bad choices, and hope for the best for their future. I don’t have the energy to hate anyone, but I will no longer worry if they do and hold that hatred in for me. This is my path now. This is where I am. This is where I belong and have been aiming for. This is where I see my challenges and all the improvements I need to make…to be kinder in my words, softer in my reactions, open in expressing my compassion and firm in my level of tolerance…and I am working on them every single step of the way, pausing every now and then and reminding myself, asking myself… ‘Are you who you want to be today?’

You're my back bone. You're my cornerstone.

Fashion in these pictures can be found at the August round of C88. Collabor88 is celebrating their 2nd aniversary (really? I swear, I didn’t realize that much time had passed already! Congrats!) and the items you can find here this month are absolutely amazing! Fabulous jobs to all the designers and thank  you for all your hard work!

Have an amazing weekend SLers. Make good choices, take care in your actions, and remember everyone you meet is going through their own struggle, so be kind to one another.

Pose 1 and 2 : Glitterati (on MP)

Pose 3 : Exposure (@ C88, single pose mirrored and put together)

On Dina:
(AMD) Edith Necklace – White
/Wasabi Pills/ Claudette Mesh Hair – Gingerbread
Ingenue :: Pickford Heels :: Blush
P.C; Water Over Wine Ring
Slink Mesh Feet
Slink Mesh Hands
The Secret Store – Sequined Flapper Dress
WWI Lashes
Izzie’s – Kaelyn 20′s Skin (nude lips)
IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (S)

On Kerra:
“”D!va”” Hair “Layla” (Type B)(Rhodolite)
*Sin Skins* Portia Lashes
Ingenue :: Pickford Heels :: Plum
Slink Mesh Feet
Slink Mesh Hands
The Secret Store – Sequined Flapper Dress V2 – Plum
-Glam Affair – Lulu ( Jamaica ) 02 B
[Crash Republic] Gem Eyes – indigo