Friday, December 30, 2011

Bringing in 2012!

Dear Diary:

Joey Adams said, "May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!"

I would like to wish that for everyone in the coming year.  My hope for all of you is that 2012 brings you happiness and health and that we all can have a peaceful and prosperous existence in all worlds.

Good Night for now.

Formal gown: Azul Naomi (Topaz)
Shoes: GF Flower pumps Eve (chocolate)
Earrings and necklace: AB (Mood) Diamante Ensemble

Prop: Everglow (martini glass)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Boxing Day Clean-up

Dear Diary:

Yesterday was Boxing Day in Canada - a nice day off for me.  Usually on this day, people hit the stores to buy bags, paper, and bows for next year's presents.  Some stores will also honour gift cards while others will allow returns of the 4th red sweater you got.  I did none of the above.  It was my time to clean up from Christmas Day.
It always amazes me how much trash is accumulated on one day.  You spend hours taking care to wrap the gift for Aunt Joan in silver paper with the red and green tinsel ribbon; hours wrapping John's train track in Santa paper so he doesn't know what it is; and hours wrapping the tiny tiny earrings for Susan so that she won't throw them away by accident.  And when those hours have gone by, they all unwrap their presents in SECONDS!!!

I try to be environmentally aware so I always separate the paper, the food containers and the rest of the garbage.  But you can't put the Christmas paper in with the other paper.  It has to go into the garbage.  ERGGGHHHH!!!  Who would have thought my holiday would be spent with the trash?

Good Night for now.

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

Sweater: Izzie's Reindeer Sweater (Perfect Wardrobe)
Pants: PixelDolls brown cords

Home: La Galleria (Shropshire Cottage)
Christmas mat: La Galleria (gift)
Trash bags: Urban Spirit (free)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Buon Natale, Veselé Vánoce, Hyvää Joulua, Gleðileg jól, Maligayang Pasko, मेरी क्रिसमस

Dear Diary:

No matter how you say it, or what language it comes in, or whether you celebrate this season at all, the message is the same.  It is the season of thankfulness, celebration, and joy.  It is the season to be aware of how truly we value our friends and family.

I would like to wish everyone of you the happiest of holidays.  May peace and kindness be your foremost thought and may those thoughts be passed on to all you love.

To the joy of the season.
 A very Merry Christmas to you all.

Good Night for now.

Formal gown: Baiastice gown (satin blue)
Earrings and necklace: Mood Isla Holiday (gold)
Shoes: Basevi Moda stiletto (night blue) (no longer available)

Background: PNP Christmas scene (gift)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sometimes I Deliver Presents

Dear Diary:

I don't normally need to deliver a lot of presents in my first world.  I visit friends on Christmas Eve and take their gifts over with me but most of my presents for family I leave under my tree.  Then everyone comes on Christmas Day for pressies and turkey.  But the few I do deliver provides a lot of fun.
Ah yes.  I've gone off the road a few times; had car trouble once; flat tire at least once and of course had many anxiety attacks along the way.  This year will be different.  We don't have a lot of snow so I don't think I'll run into the usual problems. you think things could run that smoothly?  Let's hope so.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (deep red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Hair (with hat): MINA Meike

Sweater: SMS Winter Xmas sweater (red) (old gift)
Scarf: Royal Blue winter is coming scarf (off milk) (gift)
Leggings: Acid and Mala metallic leggings (silver)
Boots: GF Long fur cuff boots (white)
Gloves: Cover girl gloves (black)

Pose: T.Thoranua (Me with many gifts)(SL Marketplace)
Backdrop: PNP Winter 2

Monday, December 19, 2011

My Christmas baking

Dear Diary:

When the calendar turns to December, members of my family expect that I should become "Baker of the Year". Unfortunately I'm not that good but at Christmas there are a few traditional sweet things that just have to be baked.

My Grandmother used to make Scottish shortbread. You know, the kind you almost break your teeth on? I make that but not quite so hard. Then there are the rum balls that my Dad enjoyed. Yep, those have to be mixed and rolled [and of course tasted] for sure. Oh yeah and then there's the New York special that my cousin likes. It's so sweet it makes me shudder but it keeps him happy for the season. Last but not least, are the mincemeat tarts. Those are served after Christmas dinner, warmed up with a dollop of ice cream. Now those are yummy.
I really do wish I could whip up gourmet delights like some of my friends can but I do enjoy accomplishing the few things I can.

Now when it comes to the turkey - I'm Cordon Bleu at best!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (deep red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics colourful winged eye with lashes (grey green)
Hair: LeLutka Seth
Nails: Candy Nail Basic red (02)

Sweater: 22769 Christmas bag x-mas boheme jumper
Pants: 22769 Christmas bag red woolen pants
Apron: Cover girl apron (white)

Earrings: LaRosa Advent Calendar (snowflake earrings)

Mixing spoon, bowl and spoon set: La Galleria Kitchens Dinner Party Kitchen (accessories)
House: La Galleria Prefab Homes (Shropshire Cottage

Pose: RNP (stirring)

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Christmas tree is up!

Dear Diary:

I always feel the Christmas season has started once I get my Christmas tree up.  I'm a tradionalist in many ways but particularly at this time of year.  I have a live tree in my living room.  I'm also an environmentalist but I feel live trees do contribute in many ways to keeping the use of plastic to a minimum.  The decorations I have on my tree, have come from grandparents, parents, and just my collections.  I love decorating but it does take me a long time.

Wouldn't it be nice if putting up a tree in our first world could be as quick, as easy and as perfect as in our second world?  I asked my friend, Eric, to help me put the star on this very contemporary metal tree.
We had a lot of fun doing it.  Unfortunately, he couldn't really see at all.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing: (Forgot to ask Eric what he was wearing)
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (deep red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery smokey eye (gold)
Eyelashes: Mozz Cosmetics Version 2 (09)
Hair: W&Y #01

Dress: The Secret Store (Scottish Dahlia)
Shoes: Aleida Malene pumps (Indian Summer)

Earrings and necklace: Mood Pangani ensemble

Tree: Winter PondLife Silver swirl metal Christmas tree

Home: La Galleria Prefab Houses (Shropshire House)

Pose: Sparrowtree Studio

Monday, December 12, 2011

"The Nutcracker"

Dear Diary:

It's been a tradition in my family to go as a group before Christmas, to see the ballet, "The Nutcracker".  To me it's always been the "Christmas" ballet.  I've seen it so many times since I was a kid but still enjoy the costumes, the dancers, and the music.  Christmas of 2011 will follow tradition by everyone attending a performance.

Much to my surprise, I discovered this ballet is being performed in my second world by the Ballet Pixelle.  I was thrilled to be able to attend a performance last night.  It was so well performed and although the Company changes the story slightly, it was well worth seeing.  Here, as in my real world, costuming and dancing was so well done.

The Ballet Company has been performing "The Nutcracker" for five years and can be seen at the theatre until the end of December.  Performances are on Wednesdays at 2pm slt and again on Sundays at 5pm slt.  For information on the ballet company, look at their blog here and to attend a performance, the theatre address here.  It is certainly an experience you should see.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (bubblegum)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye with lashes (blue silver)
Hair: Oh Hair Oh my Honey (no longer available)
Nails: PXL manicure Pink #1

Dress: Snowpaws Soleil Feather dress (talc)
Shoes: GF Ribbon slingback shoes (black)

Earrings and bracelet: Mood Kaleidos Selenite

Pose: LAP

Location: Ballet Pixelle Theatre

Friday, December 9, 2011

I like to Flip the Advent Calendar

Dear Diary:

I'm not much on the hunts that go on in my other world.  And it's not that I don't like to participate but I just don't have the patience or the perceptiveness to be searching for hours for a tiny package that's hidden in the rafters.  One thing I like to do, is fly to a few select stores and flip the appropriate day on the Advent Calendar.  Maybe it's because in my first world home, I have two Advent Calendars - one that shows the remaining days til Christmas and the other does the reverse, counting down by the date.  That way, when I panic seeing how many days left, I can calm down by looking at the other showing the actual date.  I know, I intellectually deficient can I be.

I've found some great things when I open those decorated boxes each day,
and many thanks to the stores who provide me with these gifts.

I have a few more weeks to go and my closet is gradually getting full to the "can't close the door" stage.  I'll show you a few more soon.

Good Night for now.

The clothing and accesories are from 2 stores participating in the Advent Calendar adventure, LaRosa and 22769.

From LaRosa:
Beanie (boys)
Purse, with plush Santa in back
Tokyo boots
Nails (with French manicure)

From 22769:
Red jingle shirt
Red muffler

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Buying Presents can Boggle your Mind

Dear Diary:

Last night I decided to hit the mall and start to pick up a few presents for family and friends.  I love to shop - for myself of course - but when it comes to picking out for others, it sometimes gives me a major headache. 
I always agonize over the people who are difficult to buy for.  There's the guy who only likes button-down, 100% cotton shirts; the teen who only wants brand name clothing; and, of course the person who doesn't like anything you buy.  I try to get those people out of the way first but it doesn't always work that way.  Sometimes I just have NO idea of what to get.  I imagine a gift certificate would work but somehow, to me, a wrapped up piece of plastic just doesn't seem to portray the Christmas gift!

Oh well...I've just begun my struggles.  Maybe I'll get a flash of brilliance tomorrow.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (dark red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye Shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery smokey eye (gold)
Eye Lashes: Mozz lashes Version 2 (09)
Hair (with hat): Truth Snow Kitty (gift)

Sweater: iBizarre Argyle jumper (sisal)
Pants: LeLutka wool pants (gray)
Coat: Molichino Blake jacket (navy blue)
Purse: Miel msg bag (gift)
Boots: Decoy Jully boot (cocoa) (under construction)
Shopping bags: (unknown)

Pose: Juicy Shopping Girl

Location: Liberty City shopping mall

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's December! Let's start with the Lights

Dear Diary: you know I'm a complete Christmas junkie!!  I start on the 1st of December.  I get out the Christmas decorations, the Christmas plates and of course, the Christmas lights. 

I like to put up lights around the front of the house but last year I started doing the back too.  I wonder if my neighbours dislike the bright ambience spilling over into their patio doors or kitchen windows.  Bah!!  Humbug!!  It makes me happy. 

There's a down side though, to my decorating enthusiasm - it's not the cold - it's not the snow - it's not the "non interior decorating" of my method - it's getting the lights untangled from last years' put-away.  Every year I plan on rolling them properly but I must be lacking in organizational skills.
So last Thursday night, after supper, I tackled the task of getting the lights on my trees in a rather semblance of a decorating masterpiece.  I managed to get some of it done and then finished the rest off last night.  I think it all looks awesome!!

Now I'm wondering what my electrical bill will jump up to.  Ehhhhh...I'll worry about that in February.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola liptick (deep red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye Makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye with lashes (blue silver)

Outfit - hat with hair, sweater, pants, boots and scarf (not worn)
             Winter #3 Annabella Biedermann, Tiroler Alm

Pose with lights: /me is wrapped in cheer lights (no longer available)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I love Coming Home!

Dear Diary:

Well, I returned safely from my trip but somehow managed to come back with a lot more than I went with.  I sure added to the economy of the country on this trip.
After I retrieved my car from the airport parking lot, brushed off the snow, struggled getting suitcases in the car, I was tired!  How did I manage to accumulate so much in such a short time?  Did I really need to buy that second pair of boots?  And the jacket.  Does every closet need more plaid?  Will I really wear that satin beaded cocktail dress?  Of course, the answer to these is a definite YES! 

It's always nice to travel but it sure is nice to get home.  Now I just have to find a place for everything.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (fuschia)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged shadow with lashes (purple gold)
Hair (with hat) LeLutka ISHA (gift)

Coat: SAS Winter coat (aubergine)
Sweater: Latte snowflake sweater (purple) (no longer available)
Pants: Coco slim fit pant (gold)

Earrings: NHA earrings Viola (gift)

Pose: LAP

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I Love Travelling...but I Hate it!

Dear Diary:

Yes, I'm on my way for a 10 day vacation.  I'm thrilled to be going but...I hate it too!  Does that make sense? 

Getting to the airport is crazy enough as it is.  Drive there at least 1 1/2 hour before flight time.  Struggle getting the bags from the car, to the right terminal, and then standing in line to make sure my suitcases are the right weight and my purse is the right size.
Then I go through security.  I try to pack all the liquids in the bags I'm checking but I have forgotten occasionally and end up having to buy hair spray as soon as I land.  I have my passport handy and wait for my shoes and pocket contents to appear. now I'm totally exhausted!  I'm anxious to get on the plane, sit back and enjoy the flight. 

Oh-oh....did I remember to unplug the kettle???

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (German Red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye with lashes (brown)
Hair (with hat) The Strand Sammi

Jacket and gloves: Pixel Dolls Wool plaid coat and gloves (gift)
Sweater: Latte Lacy knit sweater (black) (no longer available)
Jeans: Pixel Dolls Basic jeans (black)

Earrings: NHA earrings Una (gift)
Broach: Mood L'amore vola broach (graphite / diamond)

Suitcase: Agencia de Viagens (free)
Passport: Agencia de Viagens (free)

Location: DK Aviation Airport

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Worst about a Trip is the Packing!

Dear Diary:

At this time every year, I go to visit relatives for a short shopping extravaganza!  There's nothing like a shop fest to get the adrenalin flowing.  However, before I can even get the excitement blooming, I need to do the packing.  Believe me, that's the absolute worst part for me.
Will the weather be cold?  Then I'd better take extra sweaters.  What if it's warm?  Well t-shirts should do!  I could run into snow.  For sure pack the boots, mitts and hat.  It could be unseasonably warm.  Take everything out of the suitcases and start over. 

I've ruled out fancy things since we don't really go out a lot.  Eating in is fine with me and after I've run around a couple of malls, I don't really feel like putting on the stilettos!

I shudder at the thought of packing.  I usually take way too much of everything and never enough of something.  I'll be filling and emptying the suitcases until it's time to leave for the airport.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (German Red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey eye (black)
Eye lashes: Mozz Cosmetics lashes Version 2 (01)
Hair: Oh Hair Oh my little girl

Jacket: The Secret Store Mrs Jones' jacket (coffee)
Pants: Cupcakes 40's inspired suit (brown) (pants only)
Earrings: YS Roundie earrings (gold)
Glasses: Role Optic SG-31 (sunny)

Pose: Dutchie HUD (with coffee cup)

Suitcases: Suitcase "Old school" (SL marketplace)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Has the Occupy Movement run its course?

Dear Diary:

For the past few months, the Occupy movement has been in major cities around the world.  It even came to my city, smaller than Toronto or Vancouver.  I was surprised by the turn out of people we had.  It was small by numbers but very vocal.
It now seems that the whole idea behind the initial project has been forgotten.  Some of the participants have been violent and causing damage.  Others have been termed "squatters" since they have almost set up a home.   Most cities want the protesters to move on and there has been major resistance on the part of the activists to do so.  Halifax is the latest city to want them to move on; Vancouver has already issued eviction notices while Toronto demonstrators are winterizing their tents. 

Has the incentive behind this group been lost?  Have the idealists lost their motivation?  Interesting questions without answers.  It leaves us something to think about.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Hair with hat: Hair & Hair Milagros

Jacket: iBizarre black bomber
Pants: Coco leather pants (gift)

Sign: Medhuanimations Protest sign

Back drop: PNP

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rembrandt with an iPad?

Dear Diary:

I posted about Mathilde Vhargon, an exceptional digital artist in my second world last week, only to discover an article in a magazine about David Hockney, the first major art world figure to have a show featuring iPhone and iPad made pictures. 
Using the Brushes application on the iPad, Hockney taught himself how to create digital drawings.  He hasn't sold any of these drawings but has had several exhibitions, one being featured at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto this fall.  There are a lot of critics who call digital paintings, "computer art" but Hockney states that the iPad can't teach you how to draw.  Hockney thinks that if Rembrandt were alive today, he would be using the iPad, since Rembrandt completed his paintings quickly and the iPad provides this.

I found this article interesting since we have some excellent digital artists in our world.  Perhaps they're paving the way for real life artists.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (deep red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey Eye (black)
Eyelashes: Mozz Cosmetics eyelashes Version 2 (01)
Hair: Aleida Wippy (gift)

Dress and leggings: Aleida Lone knitted dress (autumn)(FLF)
Shoes: Aleida Malene pumps (Indian summer)

Earrings: pc Studded gold circles

iPad: Data cube (SL Marketplace)
Chair: LP2 sofa 099 old stripe
Lamp: The Infinite Living Room Simple Floor Lamp
Rack: Rugs Centric CPS Cubist Wall Unit (opening soon as Rug Warehouse)
Carpet: Rugs Centric BT Fronds Beige (opening soon as Rug Warehouse)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Did you remember to "Fall Back"?

Dear Diary:

It's that time of year again, to turn our clocks back one hour to signify the end of Daylight Savings Time.  Last year I forgot and woke up at my usual time to realize that I could have slept another hour.  This year I turned my clocks back early Saturday night to make sure I remembered BUT I still didn't sleep in.
Oh well, it will give me another hour to do the cleaning, laundry, cooking and vacuuming. that extra hour an advantage or what?

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (orange)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics colourful winged eye with lashes (brown)
Hair: W&Y Hair #154

Tee: Flame design T-shirt digital clock (copper)(SL Marketplace)
Jeans: Jane 52 jeans classic wash (rolled)
Sneakers: IHS sneakers (sunny yellow)
Watch: DCCXXIII FW (no longer available)

Clocks: from left to right:
Chronokit wood tower (free)
Clocks 'R Us Regulator wall clock (black face)
Alicia Stella Design World Time (free)(SL Marketplace )
Chronokit Clock No. 07 Pendulum 03 (free)

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Talented Digital Artist

Dear Diary:

I've written before about Mathilde Vhargon, a very talented digital artist in two previous posts [Beautiful Remedies and Mathilde Vhargon, Digital Artisti] and last Saturday, I was privileged to attend her latest artistic voyage at Studio 33 Art Gallery
Mathilde is a resident artist at Studio 33 and is owner of Two Shores Gallery of Fine Art.  A quote from her notecard talks about the "Decadent" theme of her show: 

Beginning with 'Grand Entrance' which suggested the Decadent theme, my nearly monochromatic colour palette proved both restrictive and evocative--particularly when daggers and smile shapes appeared in the fractal, suggesting a line from Shakespeare's Macbeth, "There's daggers in men's smiles", so consistent with the Decadent theme!
 I think this is her best work yet.  Here are some of my favourites from her show.

The Revellers

Her exhibit runs until November 18th.

Good Night for now.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

It Ends with Orange!

Dear Diary:

Well, the 52 Week Colour Challenge has come down to #52.  I was really feeling down...sad...upset because I enjoyed doing this so much.  I loved reading the great blogs of the participants; the photos were phenomenal; the colour offerings innovative and the challenge WAS challenging.  But just before writing this, I happened to come upon this quote:

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. ~Theodor [Dr. Seuss] Geisel

and it got me thinking about some of the colours I was presented with.  Who's heard of "wenge"?  Patriarch is a colour?  Then there was the series that resembled a grocery list - asparagus, lemon, eggplant, banana, tangerine, melon, apricot, cream, electric lime and the dreaded LIVER! Looking fiercely for the different hues of red and trying to come close to matching the colour swatches.  And as I was remembering my furious searches through the weeks, I realized I was smiling.  What a great year this was!  Every Saturday morning, I would look at Luna's blog to find out what challenge I was about to meet this week.  Each week it was so much fun to write this blog.  

Thanks to Luna for the organization, perseverance and the encouragement to keep all of us bloggers on schedule.  Thanks to all the bloggers involved for the information, suggestions, and comments over the past year too.  And a big congrats to those that managed all 52!!  I'll be patiently waiting for January 1st to be starting this all over again.

And so - it ends with orange.
Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: Glam Affair Gio (light) I wanna bite you (TDR)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (orange)
Eyes: Glam Affair Stella eyes (TDR)
Hair: Baiastice witch and vampire hair (gift)
Nails: Love Soul nail colour (orange)

Blouse: SAS Catherine top (black)
Skirt: SAS Catherine skirt (orange)
Belt: SAS bigbelts (black)
Earrings: Dark Mouse Nouveau Lady Bakelite (orange)
Fangs: Baiastice Vampire fangs (gift)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thinking of Today - Dress for the cause

Dear Diary:

This is my Thinking Day and the only time you won't see me in black when I think.  Today is Dress for the Cause and everyone is encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer.

This past year I lost a very good friend in my second life.  She had cancer and was strong to the end.  It touched me deeply and I wrote about it in "Thinking about Friendship .  I have a real life friend going through her second bout of breast cancer. I have seen what she has gone through with the surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.  I have been there with her and I don't want any of the other women I know to have to deal with that.  And, in addition to the physical issues, there is the emotional ravage to herself and to her family.  I'm not sure how one can handle all that and be left with sanity.

To all the marvelous and strong women who are in my life, who I've met through my vitual world, who read this blog, who are out there in Canada, Europe, Asia or beyond, please practice self examination, get your mammograms when you should, and see your doctor.  I don't want to lose anyone else in any world.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey Eye (pink)
Hair: LALA Moon Bianco (with attached pink rose) (sim closed at present)
Nails: PXL Creations Manicure Pink (08)

Dress: Vive nine Boatneck dress (rose)
Jacket: AwRam-vie kimono (pink)
Shoes: Adam & Eve classique shoes (pink)

Earrings: Mood Parade of Pearls (tinted pink)
Primagine Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Dear Diary:

Yes, cream is a dairy product and a delicious one at that!  Good whipped on dessert; smooth and tasty in coffee; and frozen in between chocolate chip cookies.  Cream can be decadent.
But my favourite Cream should be listened to - a very classic '60's song.
Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (Deep Red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye Shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey eye (black)
Eyelashes: Mozz Cosmetics Eyelashes Version 2 (01)
Hair: W&Y #86
Hair flower: Atomic Bambi (now Verve) Hair Corsage London (tinted)
Nails: Candy Nails Basic nails Red 01

Lingerie: Insolence lingerie outfit Salome (cream)
Shoes: GF Flower pumps (cream)

Earrings and necklace: Dark Mouse Jewelry Simple Pearls (white)(tinted)

Snake: Tea My pet snake (no longer available)

Poses: Olive Juice (Look Book)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yucky cellphones

Dear Diary:

I was reading the newspaper the other day when a headline caught my eye, concerning dirty cellphones.  Over 92% of the phones had some type of bacteria on them.  It also found that 16% of the same 390 cell phones tested, were found to carry E. coli.

I guess we always knew that computer lab key boards were a refrigerator full of germs but I never thought of my cell phone having bacteria on it.  I'm the only one who uses it BUT I do throw it in my purse, place it on a publc table, or even put in my pocket.  I wash my hands well but the article stated that wet hands can spread the bugs easier than with dry ones.  From now on I'll extra dry too.

So is there any other solution to keeping our cell phones clean?  I know you can swab keyboards with a cleaner.  Maybe we'll have to do that with our cell phones too.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Hair: Hair Oh! oh my ramen (no longer available)

Tank top: Cupcakes simple shimmer tank (black)
Cardigan: SMS Basic cardigan (orange) (gift)
Leggings: Fume (now Peqe) Inked RaveO black leggings
Shoes: GF Rose bootie "Diva" (orange) (gift)

Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry large hoop earrings (gold) (gift)

Cell phone: RC Stellar cell phone (no longer available)

Pose: Di's Opera (lean)

Location: Liberty City

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Round and Round the Mulberry Bush

Dear Diary:

When I found out this week's 52 week colour challenge was mulberry, all that went through my mind was:
                                        ♬♪   Here we go 'round the mulberry bush♪ ♪
                                            The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.
                                        ♪    Here we go 'round the mulberry bush
                                            So early in the morning!       ♪      ♬  
Think I need to get out more.

Maybe I'm a bit on the side-of-pink-mulberry.  October is breast cancer awareness month so I'm also wearing my pink ribbon.  Let's look after ourselves.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Mila / HUSH
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (deep gloss)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye Shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey Eye (pink)
Eyelashes: Mozz Cosmetics Eyelashes Version 2 (#06)
Hair: Mirone GIGI
Nails: Je Suis Naive nails #001 (purples)

Dress: Freak Boutique School Daze mini dress (rose)
Shoes: GField Figure pumps houndstooth (pink)

Earrings: Mandala Milky Way earrings (pink)
Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness: Primagine

Poses: Exposeur

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Update on Thanksgiving post

Dear Diary:

Now that Thanksgiving has passed and I'm busily working off all the turkey, gravy, stuffing and pumpkin pie [with whipped cream of course!], I wanted to go back and give well deserved credit to the creator of the furniture in my Thanksgiving picture.
The dining room table, seating 6, is French Pine Cabriole.  It comes with two head table chairs, with arms, and 4 side chairs.  In the table menu, are centrepieces, a meal and dessert.  This fall centrepiece and runner, with colour and texture changing abilities, is extra but it's very easy to add to the menu.

The gorgeous dining room suite, the centrepiece and the rug are all creations of Pamela Galli, the very talented owner of La Galleria.  Pamela pays a great deal of attention to detail.  Her furniture and accessories, as well as her fabulous homes, have wonderful textures and colours, and cover all areas of interior design, from contemporary to traditional.  All are displayed in her store.  I love walking through the store even just to window shop.  She is always coming up with new items that make a home really a home.  Such a talented business woman!

Check out Pamela's fabulous items at La Galleria or on her blog, which highlights great designs of her homes, new items in her store, and tips on modification and tinting. 

Good Night for now.

All furniture, carpet, and fall centrepiece:  La Galleria

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Dear Diary:

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.  We have so much in life to be thankful for on this beautiful fall day, with all the leaves turning colour and making every view a kaleidoscope of fall shades.

Enjoy your dinner with friends.  It's a time to catch up with family too.
Whether your turkey day was Saturday, Sunday or today, or if you ate beef instead of turkey, it doesn't matter when you have good company.  I want to wish all my fellow Canadians a happy Thanksgiving Day.  May all your days be this colourful.

Good Night for now.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Dear Diary:

When I checked online to see how this colour got its name, I realized the big discussion was how to pronounce the word.  Some dictionaries said it was "when-gee" [with a hard g sound]; others said it was "wen-gay"; and still another mentioned it was "wenge" [like revenge].  This is worse than "ka-ki" / "kar-ki"!!
Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye Shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery smokey eye (silver)
Eye Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Lashes (version 2) (#01)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (deep red)
Hair: Calico Ingamann Creations Luna (Calico's pick)

Dress: The Sea Hole Aina dress (slate)
Cardigan: Miseria Ash cardigan (umber)
Shoes: The Vinyl Cafe Platform heels

Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry Carlotta earrings (onyx)

Poses: Status

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Yaahhh - I'm a Beer Baby!!

Dear Diary:

Recently I read that beer sales in Britain have been declining rapidly, causing many pubs to also close.  Molson Coors Brewing Co. have come up with the solution of appealing to women with 3 new beer flavours - clear filtered; crisp rose or zesty lemon - called Animee.  Danish brewer, Carlsberg, also has a new beer called Eve, with different flavours for women.

But in Canada?  HA!!  Those beer drinking, resilient Canadian women account for 40% of beer sales.    I think the stereotypical thought of what a beer drinker should look like has gone out the window since women enjoy the beverage too.  Now women are drinking beer as their beverage of choice, even in the fanciest of places.  Beer is not just for hot-dogs-over-the-fire-night any more.

You go girls!!!  I'm with ya all the way.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (pure gloss)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye with lashes (gold)
Hair: DBS Winnifer

Dress: Emery Coral dress (TDRB)
Shoes: SLink spike heel stilettos (Taupe)

Earrings: MOOD Fumo earring

Location: Franky's Wine Bar

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Moss Green

Dear Diary:
Moss green is such a pretty shade.  It reminds me of Fall so I dressed accordingly for my part of the world.  I don't think I got Luna's swatch down pat.  However, this is my take!!

"There are approximately 12,000 species of moss classified in the Bryophyta.  The divison Bryophyta formerly included not only mosses, but also liverworts and hornworts." (Wikipedia)  Wow...thank goodness Luna didn't pick one of those for a colour name!  I'd really be in trouble!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye with lashes (grey-green)
Hair: W&Y hair # 41 (with hat)

Coat: (fd) Fog Coat (green)
Blouse: GF off shoulder chiffon tops flower (moss green)
Jeans: LW jeans (moss green)
Shoes: GF flat shoes "Little Diva" (moss)

Earrings: (bewildebeest) Cassandra earrings (moss agate)

Poses: drm