Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thinking of all the good things in my Second Life.

Dear Diary:

The other day I realized that this year was coming to an end.  Where did the time go to? When did the days go by so fast?  Why didn't I realize that everything was whizzing by?  It was time to sit in my favourite chair and think about the year that passed me by.

This was a very exciting year for me.  I met some new friends who will always be close to me.  They're fun and always ready to go some place new.  I've seen some great live musicians who are very talented and give their audiences their best.  I've visited some truly amazing sites - ones that put me in awe of their creators who have the imagination to be able to put their dreams into production.

The presents that have been sent my way have been truly amazing.  I've received some awesome gifts from clothes designers, who manage to keep me in satin and furs; from jewelry makers who decorate me in diamonds and pearls; and to hair entrepreneurs who enable me to change my look at my every whim.  I'm a shoe fanatic and have hundreds in my inventory from stilettos to runners, from boots to sandals. And who can pass up the skin makers who give me that flawless, unlined face.  

The furniture originators make my house look like it came from Architectural Digest with only the latest in design.  I'm able to dance like a pro; stand like a diva and walk like a model all because talented people know how to make poses that mirror human movement. It amazes me at all this talent that has made my second life so exciting.  

And of course, I'm thrilled that I have you, you who read my ramblings and rantings. I've learned a lot in the few months that I've been writing my diary and I expect to learn more in the new year. I'm really looking forward to that!

Many thanks to all of you for what you've given me this past year.  Thank you for the best Second Life.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Mila Hush 
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: LeLutka Lola lashes
Hair: W&Y Hair # 148
Nails: Candy Basic Nails (Red 02)

Dress: CoCo Designs shirred tube dress (black) (group gift)
Fur stole: Icing glam stole (tinted black)
Shoes: Ms Graphic Designs D020 Fayre (black)

Earrings and necklace: Dark Mouse simple pearl (black) (gift)
Ring: [AB] Diamante "D" Ensemble - ring portion

Furniture: Morantique Garbo model chair (Natura)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Boxing Day in Canada

Dear Diary:

Yes, today is Boxing Day in Canada and in many other places in the world.  It has a long history behind the day, some facts from the Middle Ages. However, the data is often obscure or variable but the meaning behind the day is always interesting.  

I always enjoy this day.  It's always nice to have a day off of work but it's a day to sit and relax after the crazy, whirlwind day of Christmas festivities.

Today I am just taking it easy - if dishes from last night's dinner; washing table cloths, silverware and napkins; scrubbing the sticky whatevers off the kitchen floor; and vacuuming up the ground in cookies, count as "taking it easy".

Tonight I'm going out to a formal ball where you must wear "Christmas colours".  I really hope navy counts as a "Christmas colour" because I really like the look of this dress. I love the filmy skirt.  I always feel like I'm floating. 
The back has such great detail, with the lace insert.
I know the evening will go so quickly that it will just be a blur but I don't get a chance to wear a formal dress that often so I'm knocking myself out to look great.  It will be a fun night. 

Good night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Estelle (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: LeLutka (Lola skin package)
Hair: W&Y Hair Limited (Haiti)

Formal gown: Baiastice Valentine gown (satin blue)

Earrings and necklace: Mandala Sinra (wolf silver)

Poses: Exposeur (Little Hearts)

Location: Santa Lucia

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Frohe Weihnachten, God Jul, Gelukkig Kerstfeest, メリークリスマス, С Рождеством

Dear Diary:

To everyone, I wish you the merriest, happiest, sweetest and most peaceful Christmas that you've ever had.  My sincere wishes that all will be great on that day and that 2011 will bring you all that you've hoped for.

And never stop dreaming.  

Good Night for now.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I'm SO tired from Wrapping

Dear Diary:

I really love to wrap at Christmas time. wrote that wrong.  It should be - I really love THE wrap at Christmas time.  And that's exactly what I've discovered about myself.  I do love the wrapping stuff.  The multitude of papers with their glitzy, shiny colours; the frothy bows in satiny textures; and even the tags that might be stick-on, tie-on or tape-on, all get me excited about the wrapping process. 
It's just a matter of getting all the wrap and ribbon out, getting a comfortable place to sit and not stopping until it's finished.
I think my problem is that I like all the gifts to look pretty.  I seem to spend a lot of time with each one.  I mean, I wouldn't want it any other way but it does take me hours to wrap everything.  It's the big awkward ones that seem to tap my energy.  I see one more to go.
DONE!  So that's it for this year.  Now all I have to do is persuade everyone not to rip it all off in 10 seconds.  [Laughing cuz I know that won't happen!]

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Mila (Hush)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: FTL Eyelashes - 502 Kirei
Hair: W&Y No 148

Sweater: Fri ballet sweater (red)
Leggings: CoCo white leggings (group gift)
Boots: YS & YS Tiburon (red) (Christmas group gift)

Earrings and Necklace: YS & YS Stone necklace & earrings (Christmas group gift)

Christmas tree: LSD Christmas Store Multi Light tree with gifts

Christmas presents: 
What next decorative gift boxes
Everglow gift box 

Wrapping paper box: Mudhoney wrapping supplies

Monday, December 20, 2010

Just ONE more decoration

Dear Diary:

I was going to start my wrapping today but my neighbour said that a wreath on my garage door would add to my outside decorations.  "Oh!", I said, "Really?  Do you really think it's necessary?"  He raised one of his eyebrows at me and just went, "Hmmmmm".  I think he was trying delicately to tell me something.  So I got on my warm clothes, headed out to the shed to try and find my extra wreaths.
This is wonderful weather for decorating outside. It's crisp and cold but with no wind it makes it a pleasure to be out.  I had to walk through snowy trees to get to the shed but it was worth it.
Lucky me!! I found the first wreath without a problem.  Sometimes when I put away the Christmas decorations at the end of the season, I'm not as careful storing them.  Then when it comes time next year to get all the things out, I can't remember where I put them. 
I managed to find the second right away too. I just needed to dig the step ladder out to be able to hang these up.  I wonder where I put the step ladder?  

Oh well!  I'm now entirely finished with the decorating and need to get at my wrapping in the next few days.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Ava (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Hair: House of Heart (now Hairy Situations) Glamor
Nails: SN Shiny Red Nails

Sweater: CoCo Turtleneck sweater
Jacket: Chantkare Stadium poncho (Happy Holidays Hunt)
Pants: CoCo shiny leggings
Boots: GF Long fur cuff boots (red)

Earrings: Caroline's Jewellry large hoop earrings (gold)

Poses: aDORKable Poses wreaths (Happy Holidays Hunt)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Decorate...and eat a bit....decorate....and eat a bit

Dear Diary:

Tonight I'm going to a Christmas party with some friends.  I love the parties at this time of year.  It's always dress-up-major, deck-the-ears-neck-wrist, and do-the-do kind of time.  I love putting on the make-up, the jewelry, the push-up bra with the strapless dress and going out and just having a great time with the people I love.

I thought I'd better finish the tree before I left so I got myself in gear and packed the tree with lots of bling.  Sometimes I put candy canes on the tree but usually what happens is that I eat a bunch before they even reach the branches.  Then the peppermint starts to get to me.  YUUUUCKK!!!!  Just over-kill!
It was a relief getting ONE of the inside trees decorated with lights and all the extras.  I put this one in the front window because it just looked so glittery. I wanted all the neighbours to see it. I think I'm almost finished with the decorations now.  I guess I should start wrapping soon.  That's a big job I must tackle next week.

Well, off I go to have some fun.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Estelle (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: Glow Studio Innocent
Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations (Teri)
Nails: Love Soul Nail color (copper) 

Dress: Shampoo Satin stone dress (pink gold)

Earrings, choker, bracelet: Mood Celestial AG

Pose: !Bang (Glitz 5)

Candy cane: CnS design (free)
Christmas tree: LSD Sparkling Christmas tree (golden dark)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I Need to get the Shopping Finished

Dear Diary:

The days just seem to be flying by.  After I sat by the fire the other night, I decided to persevere and get the rest of the presents bought and wrapped.  And...oh yes...I absolutely HAD to pick up some things for me for the holiday season.

The snow let up a bit so I went out to my favourite shopping district in Liberty.  I shop at a lot of the stores there [Baiastice, Modern Gypsy, Morantique] so being all central, I could just walk from store to store and "ka-ching" with the plastic.

I parked the car and was off and running into the closest place.  The cold and snow didn't even bother me.  It's the excitement of the buy that gets the adrenalin running!
Obviously the snow plough had been over the roads a few times and had managed to push drifts on the sidewalk.  But did that stop me?  Oh no!!!  I just climbed right over.
I must admit I'm glad I braved the weather.  I picked up things to finish - hmmmm - almost finish - my Christmas gift buying. And things to supplement my Christmas wardrobe. 

Good Night for now.

P.S.  I had not participated in Luna Jubilee's 52 weeks of colour since November, thinking I would get Christmas finished but surprise surprise!  This week I managed to fit it in with my coat and shopping bag.  A bonus week for sure.  {By the way, it's yellow!}

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Ava (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Hair: LeLutka Seth

Coat: Lika Ruby coat (yellow)
Hat: GF Rose beret hat
Boots: GF long Fur cuff boots (white)
Purse: Chuculet Maya bag (black)
Gloves: Cover Girl fur gloves (white)

Earrings: Mood Isla holiday earrings (Happy Holidays Hunt)

Location: Liberty Shopping Mall

Poses: Diesel Works Happy Holidays (Happy Holidays Hunt)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

It Was a Cold Snowy Night and....

Dear Diary:

Oh yes...the weather turned really cold, really quickly.  It was snowy, blowy and not a good day for going out to shop, to decorate or to go clubbing.  On top of everything, I started to get my annual cold - sniffling, sneezing, snorting.  So I decided this was a perfect night to make some hot chocolate and sit by the fire.  I did need to consider the gifts I had bought.  Hmmmm....did I have everything for the little ones?  What about Uncle Joe?  He's always so picky.  Maybe I should pick up something else for Aunt Irene.
I put on my cozy flannel Christmas jammies and got the fire going.  It's so nice to sit by the fire, warming your hands on a blustery evening. It really made me feel so comfortable.
I picked up my toy moose, that matches my slippers [a little "security blanket" when I'm feeling lousy], and sat up on the mantle, taking the place of the stockings that will soon be hanging there.  
There's nothing like taking a break from the hustle and bustle and giving some time to yourself.  

I know...I know...I know.  I'm goofing off tonight.  But I really need to chill a bit and renew my energies for the days ahead.  I think everybody needs to do that at this busy time of year.  Look after yourself.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Hair: Truth Hair Julia

Pyjamas and slippers: CK Crazy Kitty & Drezzique DD Winter Moose Christmas pyjamas

Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry Large Hoop earrings (silver)

Fireplace: Olive Juice Cozy Up Fireplace
Candlestick: LP2 Interiors Xmas candle 3
Tapestry: LSD Christmas store Xmas Tapestry 3
Rug: LSD Christmas store floor rug (tree)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Does the Christmas tree have to be green?

Dear Diary:

Yes, I'm a traditionalist!  I like my shortbread buttery; I adore a snowy Christmas Eve; and I want my Christmas tree to be real.  I don't want a colour co-ordinated theme either with just bows or ribbons.  On my tree, I have tons of ornaments collected from my Grandmother, my Mother and ones I've picked up from places I've been to or just because they catch my eye so they are all a big variety but they all tell a story.  But sometimes the sparkly / modern / fashionable tree draws me in.  Sometimes I just need to pay attention to it.
The white tree always fits in with any colour scheme.  It can be totally white or combined with any colour.  At night it looks cool when it's covered with white lights.  I do love this totally radical silver metal tree, too.  It twirls around, highlighting the muted ornaments and sparkling star.  Neither of these trees would ever be my choice as a Christmas tree in my home but I do like these as decorative pieces.

I decided I needed to wear silver with the trees.  The gunmetal colour of the sequins on the dress, makes it stand out.  And I love the design of it - it's very sexy without being "in-your-face".  With it, silver jewelry of course.

I love getting dressed up and if I can pose with a few of my decorations, that's all the better.  Christmas is just so much fun.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: LeLutka Lola
Hair: DBS Winnifer
Nails: SN Shiny red nails

Dress: Zaara Acira minidress (silver)

Earrings: PC Oxidized silver hoops
Bracelet: Dark Mouse Fabulous & Funky Bangles (group gift)

White: LP2 Interior Xmas tree (group gift)
Silver: PondLife Silver animated swirl metal Xmas tree w/ star

Pose: Idea Motus (Heather)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Even the outside needs some decorations

Dear Diary:

The weather really is getting wintery.  Of course there is snow on the ground but the wind is blowing harder and chillier and there are always a few flakes flying around.  But I knew the trees outside had to have some decorations on them so I went out the other night just before I went dancing.  It was chilly but the thought of my house looking all glowy and toasty, made me feel likewise inside.
Some of my trees were snow covered and with the white lights and silver bows, they looked straight out of a Christmas card.  But I wanted to concentrate on the poor little green fir that just didn't seem to stand up straight.  I put on coloured lights and big coloured baubles to make it feel just as important as the other ones.

I thought I looked just as decorative in my gold formal gown.  Hmmm....guess I could stand in the garden and be a Christmas decoration too.  Hmmmm...guess not!  I think I would be frozen within a few minutes.

I'm really enjoying decorating my house AND myself this month.  Looking forward to more decorations of both.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing: 
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: Glow Studio Innocent
Hair: Oh Hair Oh my honey

Formal gown: SAS CouCou (gold)

Earrings and necklace: Caroline's Jewelry Carlotta (onyx)

Christmas trees:
Malt: Xmas tree snowy (group gift)
Just my Imagination: Christmas tree 2

Thursday, December 2, 2010

'Tis the Season!

Dear Diary:

I'm absolutely thrilled that this is now December!!  This has got to be my above-all-first-place-magical favourite time of year.  I love the over abundance of red and green; the trees from tacky to trendy; the total hedonistic desire to give the right thing; and the kindness of people who usually disregard the obvious.  I love it all!!

I confess - I'm a Christmas junkie!  I decorate to the extreme and probably go that far in spending too but it comes only once a year and I love it. [Did I say that before?]

I started out decorating on December 1st and will continue on until I've run out of time or decorations.  I decided that the fireplace was the first spot I would tackle.  So I put on some Christmas music, poured myself some egg nog, dressed up in my "best" and started out.
I put a garland across the mantle that has twinkling lights with red bows.  It always looks very Christmasy and so bright when it turns evening.  I placed a matching wreath above on the chimney stack. It happens to be out of the picture.

Of course to do the decorating, one definitely must dress up and wear red.  I got this dress a year ago but I love the lacey look to the skirt.  It's a great cocktail dress and can be worn any time of the year.  

I'm really looking forward to this month and putting on my party clothes.  I don't get a chance to do that often except at this time. YAY!!!  I'm really looking forward to digging out some of the glitzy dresses to show you.

Next time, I'm tackling the tree.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Moscow (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: Glow Studio Innocent
Hair: Laqroki Champagne

Dress: Mimikri Nina red

Earrings and necklace: Aglaia Heart of gold (set)

Pose: Exposeur (Sheena)

Garland: Seasonal Creations Decorated garland with red bows