like when you’re stuck at work, you just want to be home.
Is it time to go home yet?
Long day at work, fantastic traditional dinner and now I’m more than ready for some tea to finish off St. Patrick’s Day.
Still, it’s hard to work up the energy to actually get moving.
No reason to be running around when I can’t even remember where I left my darn teapot.
Can you tell I have tea on the brain? I want tea!!!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Top: blacklisted – Dropkick Diva T(not sure if it is still available)/Whippet & Buck (last photo) – Hykova Buttoned Tank (Tobacco)
Sweats: BOOM – Clover Sweatpants (from Pacific Crisis Fundraiser)
Socks: Maitreya – Scrunched Socks
Bracelet: The Plastik – Friendship Twist (Turtles)
Mouth Attachment: A.D.D. Andel (Shamrock Teabag from March 2011 Group Gift)
Skin: Atomic – Bailey Autumn 2 (Cream – no longer available)
Hair: Fri.day – Tatum (Passionate Red)
Eyes: Umedamaholic – Rebirth Eyes (Frost Columns)
Prop/Poses: Mudhoney Calida Loveseat
The first day of holiday baking starts out optimistic. So many people on your list, and all of them love cookies!
Except, I keep forgetting that making cookies takes forever.
Somehow, the amount of dough you have to work with never gets any smaller… not on day two
Or day three…
Eventually, all of the cookies are done, packed and ready to be given to your friends and family, which means that it’s time to check on that stocking you left by the fireplace and see if any goodies have magically appeared.
Just be sure you don’t get caught, or they might disappear.
For more stocking shenanigans, there are a few more pictures (and bigger versions of the pics here) on my Flickr.
Items in bold italics are from The Snowflake Experience and are in Toys for Tots vendors.
Tops (Top to Bottom): T-Junction – Christmas Top (Green, Red, Grey – all come together in one package)
Jeans: Fri.day – Low.Rise Jeans (Dark)
Shoes: Fri.day – Basic.Flats (Charcoal)
Skin: ATOMIC – Bailey Autumn (Cream)
Eyes: UmedamaHolic – Rebirth Eyes (Earth)
Hair: TRUTH – Keeley (Jupiter)
Props/Pose: Baffle! – Baking Time
PJs: paperdoll – Long John’s (striped)
Slippers: Concrete Flowers – Christmas Fever Slippers (2009 Christmas gift)
Skin/Ears: Plastik – Lionheart Freks (Candycane)
Hair: TRUTH – Madeline (Cherry)
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Christmas Dreams (current freebie)
Stocking/Pose: Exposeur – Stocking Stuffer
Project Donate has fantastic couples poses for sale to benefit flood victims in Pakistan. I’m still getting used to adjusting poses for two, so bear with me if they aren’t perfect, but check out some of the poses you can find:
Don’t you love the tiled water in the first picture? I do. I just can’t figure out how to not make that happen. Something more important – the pose from the first picture actually comes in that mat of Autumn leaves that you can see at our feet. There are four couples poses in the mat AND there are particle leaves that fall around you in a beautiful, whimsical way. Unfortunately, when I took the pic, I had turned off particles, so you can’t see them here. Trust me, they’re beautifully done.
The top I’m wearing in all the pics also available to benefit Project Donate from *FaKE* – a lot of these are also available at the main stores of their creators.
Okay, I suck at blogging in a timely fashion. However, you have until the 19th to get to Project Donate and … well.. donate. The event is to benefit UNICEF’s relief efforts in Pakistan after the massive flooding that has happened there. Check out some of the cool stuff you can pick up to help a really good cause:
You can find skins (here you can see what Atomic and PXL Creations have to offer), hair (Truth’s Aloha style), clothes (Addict put out this great shirt), and body decorations (AtomicBambi’s body vine is exquisite).
Close-up of the skins and Truth’s hair:
More pics can be found on my Flickr.
One of the things I love most about Second Life is how everyone comes together in times of need and helps. Regardless of whether it is an established event like Relay for Life, or something new like Project Donate, the Second Life community comes together and gives however they can. I’m very proud to be part of a community like this one, so I’m embarrassed and seriously angry at myself for not getting to blogging about Project Donate sooner (and more frequently). (more…)
Summer always flies by with day when everything is a little more relaxed and nights a little longer than normal. Every June, when I was still in school, I always thought the Summer would stretch on forever, but come the end of August, I always felt like I blinked and it was over. Now that I’m working, I feel that way about most time in general, but the Summer slowdown in particular – that special time when not everything is a rush, it never lasts, darnit!
The same thing goes for the Summer of Love Fair, which ends on August 8th. So many talented designers are participating and have put out great finds (and some deals!) – a few of which are exclusive to the fair. My favorites? Check out the pictures below:
I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I will continue to repeat myself (I tend to do that, my apologies now), but one of the big reasons I fall in love with an outfit is versatility – either in styling or use of the individual pieces.
More pictures can be found on my Flickr with full styling credits.
As I’m sure you’ve seen, the point of this fair is to raise awareness for mental health issues, which a lot of people are affected by, and all of us encounter in one way or another in our lives. I’m not going to get into any of the politics behind the quantity of information supplied (I get enough of that at work, thanks), but I do want to point out one thing – with all of the participation and interest, what I see is a group of people who are trying to say that if you have an issue and you need help, you are not alone.
*For items found at the Summer of Love Fair, please use this link to the fair location since they are not all found at their main stores. If you like the style of the items and want to check out the main stores, links can be found on https://daybreakvesuvino.wordpress.com/second-lifetm-locations/. (Items not found at the fair are linked as usual.)
Congratulations, Spain! That was an incredible match, and an amazing end to a crazy World Cup.
I’ve been reminded of three critical things over the last several weeks: insanity is most clearly seen on the thick of things, you only need one more goal to win and leadership is key. Also, I was right – this was a World Cup of keepers, especially Iker Casillas who really is almost supernatural. [And Holland plays brutal football…I had thought that was just against Portugal…perhaps they thought they were playing Australian rules?]
Taste of Second Life (TOSL) this week is a tribute to The Beautiful Game, and the favorite games of the designers. The link will take you to the TOSL blog with more information on what everyone has available this weekend. Alexohol Fashions, one of my favorite designers of fan gear (as you have seen before), has put together a sexy fan kit for 14 countries. Each set is 75L for this weekend. Here are some of my favorites:
Check out how the background only rezzes half of the time! Textures have been rebaking constantly for me and it took me forever to get any clear pictures – fun times!
Pose: Diesel Works
I promised a friend of mine that I would post a German fan look based a little bet I lost. I admit, I took my time getting this done. Not because I have anything against the German squad, they’re actually my second favorites. However, seeing as how they knocked out my first love (England), I dragged my feet a little. Even though Lahm et al were the clearly superior squad on that day, it was disappointing.
So, in honor of my bet:
That’s how I felt at the end result of the match between Germany and Spain…followed quickly by…
It was one of those situations where you’re surprised, but not at the same time. I had thought that the game would come down to defense and, ultimately, the keepers – and, Iker Casillas is brilliant. Neuer is great, but Casillas… I don’t know if there is anyone better. Still, the result left a lot of people feeling like this:
On a note regarding the awesome outfit I have here, the jersey is from Alexohol Fashions, like my England jersey is – as always, the quality is excellent, and I really do love the attention to detail. Also, how cute are the flags? They’re on a tattoo layer from ::Iren:: (they also come as a prim attachment if you’re not using a viewer with tattoo layers). ::Iren:: also has these for other nations as well and they were free when I picked them up a week or so ago.