Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Are you meant to be a Second Lifer?

Dear Diary:

Last Tuesday, Pamela Galli, owner of the fabulous furniture store, La Galleria, whose furniture I absolutely love, posted an interesting article on her blog about personalities and Second Life.  She used the example that people who are attracted to Second Life fit into a certain personality category. She herself is an INFP.  That made me think....what kind of personality am I?? So I just had to take the test, based on Myers-Briggs personality types, myself.
It was just a matter of going to the website and choosing the "yes" or "no" answer most appropriate for you.  It only takes a few minutes and you get the result.
I'm an ENTJ, a person who may not find Second Life interesting enough and yet I do.  The results indicated I am extroverted and intuitive, both which I think describes me.  When I looked into the careers I might pursue, I saw business, computer technology, counseling or the military, none of which I work in.  Basically it proves that we humans are diverse, complicated and intriguing with many likes and dislikes in our make-up.  But the test is fun to take and might give insight into how we are.

It was a fascinating afternoon finding out what kind of personality I have.  [Am I really like Napoleon??]  Read Pamela's interesting blog and find out where you can take the test yourself.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light - German Red lipstick)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: LeLutka Lola lashes
Hair: Dark Mouse Julie (chocolate) (12dayscatandmousmas)
Nails: Love Soul basic nail (orange)

Sweater and blouse: Skin Flicks sweater (dark citron)
Leggings: Fume` (Peqe) Inked RaveO (black)
Boots: Decoy Jully boots (onyx)

Earrings: NHA! Yuma earrings (group gift)

Desk and chair: MMG's work desk and chair
Laptop: What next
Plant: La Galleria sanseveria in pot
Carpet: Rug Centric MDG block border (camel) (no longer available)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

As pure as the driven snow

Dear Diary:

Snow >> snowflakes >> pure >> WHITE!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Mila / HUSH
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: Glow Studio Bohemia eyelashes (raindrop)
Hair: Plume Kiss from a Rose (group gift)

Dress: SAS Antarctic (white) (with fluffy skirt, snowflake overlay)
Shoes: N-Core CHIC neige

Earrings: Mandala Milky Way 2

Photography studio and Poses: HelaMiyo (group gift)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What happened to the sun?

Dear Diary:

Remember I was telling you that I wanted the snow to go away?  Well, it snowed AGAIN!  And the weather turned colder AGAIN!  I'm going a little stir crazy.  I decided I better visit some place that had warm weather, sun and lots of flowers.  I put on a flowery dress, discarded my parka, put on sandals and dug out my summer purse. I picked the SLBotanical Gardens to visit.

When I first walked in the entrance, I found a shady forested area that had a shrub for a chair. 
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I sat there for a bit watching the water spurt from the water fountain and couldn't resist dipping in my hand. 
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 I sat under an apple tree covered with red apples.
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I finally thought I'd better continue since I still had a lot to see. I couldn't resist standing under the Dogwood surrounded by perfect blossoms.
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When I finally reached the meditation centre at the top, I was ready to sit in the quietness and rid my mind of the cold and wet and negative thoughts about the weather.

What a great way to recharge myself!

Good Night for now.

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

Dress: Emery dress coral (for TDRB)
Shoes: SLink spike heel stilettos (taupe)
Purse: OC rattan summer purse
Glasses: Oddities Gallery MKN Beat glasses

Earrings: NHA! Yuma earrings (group gift)

Poses: Poseur (handbag)

Location: The SLBotanical Gardens

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Sky is Blue!

Dear Diary:

I'm managing to cover 3 important topics today.

1. Today is officially the first day of spring....HURRAY!!!  But why is the snow still here?  Where are the flowers?  Well, I'll wear a spring dress and sandals anyway.

2. I'm participating in the the 52 weeks colour challenge (Sky Blue) and even though I don't usually buy that colour, I managed to find something in the closet that fulfills that fairly well.
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And the most important...

3. My heart goes out to the brave people in Japan who show their strength and courage in surviving this harrowing time.  Of course I'm supporting the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser.  Donation boxes can be found in most stores.  I know that giving to the PCR will help but we can also support the Japanese creators in SL.  Their work and designs play a huge part in giving us excellent creative content.  These designers pay particular attention to detail and always add something to our look, on ourselves or in our homes.  So today everything I'm wearing (except for my skin and eyes) is made by a Japanese creator.  Let's keep them producing such great items in SL that will keep us looking beautiful and poised.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: FTL Eyelashes 502 Kirei
Hair: Oh Hair Oh Alex
Nails: Candy Nail Basic nails Blue

Dress: Tomoto holo marine
Shoes: R2 Wainani (sky)

Earrings and bracelet: Mandala Milky Way 2 (Polly white) (in store or on Marketplace for special price)

Poses: MNK Shop (model poses)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wearin' of the Green

Dear Diary:

'Tis Saint Paddy's Day today so of course I had to wear green to celebrate.  I was very lazy getting dressed so after I put on the lingerie, I had to sit on my window seat and stare out the window.
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It's a dull rainy day and I'm waiting patiently for spring to come so I can see the flowers in my window boxes.  Of course the rain will wash away some of the snow.  I guess that's a plus.
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I noticed the birch doesn't have any buds yet.  They're always a little slower but when they start getting a greeny crown I know that it really is spring.  The elm is still holding on to some fall leaves.  I guess I really am looking forward to spring.

Well, no use wishing the day away.  I need to get dressed in more green, get out the door, and start enjoying the St. Patrick's Day festivities - green beer and sausages!

Hmmm....wonder if I can find a 4-leaf clover under the snow?

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Mila / HUSH
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: LeLutka 2011 lashes / long
Hair: Truth Hair Riley
Nails: Candy Nail Basic nails (Red 01)

Lingerie: Aqua Aqua after dark (emerald)

Earrings: MOOD Isla Holiday earrings (Happy Holidays Hunt)

Pillows: Pillow Talk

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Dear Diary:

I love all shades of brown.  The earthy colours really appeal to me and umber fits right in to that category.   From checking some sources, I learned that umber can fit into a couple of brownish shades.  Raw umber has a sienna touch to it.  Umber to me is more of a dull brown and burnt umber is reddish brown.  I figure this outfit covers it.

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Quick writing tonight, Dear Diary, since I'll be travelling for the next few days.  I have to do the laundry and pack.  I'll get caught up with you when I get back.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Estelle (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: Glow Studio Hollywood lashes (Greta Garbo)
Hair: Truth Hair Marianne
Hair accessory: Chuculet hairband ribbon and pearls

Dress: SMS Simple Dress (brown)
Tights: Peqe Mime tights (sheer)
Boots: Decoy Jully boots (cocoa)

Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry Drop Earrings (russet) (for Lazy Sunday)
Necklace: Glow Studio Time Goes By (TDR Blue 13)
Bracelet: DM Fossilized bracelet (12 days of catandmousemas)

Pose: oOo (formal)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Oh My!!! Such Furniture Indecisions!

Dear Diary:

As I've been telling you, I have a wonderful lot overlooking the water, picked a sweet cottage just big enough for me, and now I must furnish it.  And THAT proves to be the hardest thing to do.

I put out some choices for the living room.
I like to have a living room that feels very comfortable so I tend to go with furniture that looks "over stuffed".  The Infinite Living Room has colour changeable furniture so it makes it easy to buy and then change the colour to what you want.  That's the problem!!  The colour choice!!!  I definitely need a desk for my computer and a book shelf for all the books and pictures.  Then there's house plants to fit in with everything.  Yikes!  I'm getting a headache trying to decide.

Moving into the dining room doesn't make it any easier.  Dark wood?  Light wood?  Contemporary?  Classic?  Matching chairs? Complimentary chairs?  Chinese rugs? French aubusson carpets?
Alright!  I quit.  I piled all the furniture in the dining room and I'm going to start over tomorrow.  Decorating a new home is hard work.  Think I'll be like Scarlet O'Hara and  "think about that tomorrow".

Good Night for now.

Picture 1:
House plants from left:
Bliss Gardens
Jorja's 1 Prim Plants
La Galleria

Desk, chair and bookcase: MMG

Chairs and couches from left:
Just my Imagination
The Infinite Living Room

Picture 2:
Tables and Chairs: Bellarose
Carpets: La Galleria, Rug Centric (no longer available)

Picture 3:
I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Friday (light) (Rocking Fridays)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: Glow Studio Innocent lashes
Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Jillian

Sweater: Orion sweater (red)
Jeans: JANE 52 jeans classic wash (baggy legs)
Shoes: IHS Christmas plaid sneakers (free)

Earrings: Mandala SINRA Wolf Silver

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today is Shrove Tuesday

Dear Diary:

Yes, today is Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day or Fat Tuesday, whatever you call it in your part of the world.  For me it's Shrove Tuesday.

Historically, It gets its name from the ritual of shriving.  That practice, dating from around 1000 AD, was when faithful church goers confessed their sins to the priest and received forgiveness before Lent.  It also marked the beginning of the 40 day fasting period when one could not eat meat, butter, eggs or milk.  If a family had these items in the house, they must be used before Lent or be spoiled by the time fasting was up.  By adding flour to the items, pancakes were made.  I LOVE pancakes and over-indulged myself today too.

I went to my favourite Internet cafe and had a short stack.  Wow...I usually have pure Maple syrup but the fruit looked pretty good on it.
I just couldn't help it....I needed to stick my finger in the whipped cream.

I like the traditional recipe for pancakes but some people care for crepes more.  I like them both!!

I certainly ate my fill.  Hmmm...now I have to think of what I'll give up for Lent.  I think I've used broccoli once too often!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Mila / HUSH
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: Glow Studio Innocent lashes
Hair: House of Heart  Glamor (no longer available)

Tee: SF Design Button it (grey)
Jeans: JANE 52 jeans classic wash (baggy cuff)
Scarf: JANE loop de loop scarf (americana) (free)

Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry Princess diamond earrings

Prop:  Pancakes

Location: Passionate Reads Internet Cafe

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Elegance of Ecru

Dear Diary:

Ecru is one of those colours that I don't have many words for because I like it so much.  Everytime I wear an ecru dress I feel classy, cultured and clever!  It lends itself to be "girly".  And sometimes I like to dress that way.  But when I looked in my closet, I didn't have a pretty dress to wear sooooo...
Fortunately Mimikri was having a great sale and I hadn't been shopping in a long time.  I picked up this delicate looking dress that I love.  It whispers "Elegance".  When I stepped outside the house, my neighbour asked me where I bought it so I knew it was a hit.  While I was shopping there, I bought the gloves to go with it.  Of course what's a new outfit without shoes?  I think the flower on the shoes from G Field really adds to the look.  Hmmm....then I thought a spectacular hat would be the crowning finish.  Mauve Binder from MB was nice enough to rez a variety of hats for me to look at and I thought this one just went so well with the whole outfit.

It was a satisfying shopping trip for sure.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Mila / HUSH
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: Glow Studio Innocent lashes
Hair: Oh Hair Oh my Holiday

Dress: Mimikri Paris (nude)
Shoes: GF flower pumps (cream)
Hat: Mauve's Box Kentucky Derby Hat (white and cream)
Gloves: Mimikri gloves (nude)

Earrings: AB (Mood) Kalnera Mother of Pearl

Poses: Just a Pose (Simply Hippy)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I've made the move!

Dear Diary:

Last week I told you I was looking for a new house.  I found one that I love and totally fits ME.  But I had to move from my old place in a hurry so I didn't have time to clean out the junk I've accumulated in the past few years.  So, that's what I had to do before the furniture could be put in.
It took me forever to look through all the stuff.  I usually talk to myself to make it easier to toss stuff out.  I am a pack rat.  "Oh no!  Can't throw that out.  I bought that book in Grade 10 for Mr. Smith's History class!"  "Let's see...size 2...well maybe I can get into that next year." 
I was smiling when I finally got the first load out to the garbage bin.
I didn't realize how many paper items I had to recycle.
YAAAAAY!!!!  Even though the snow was up to my ankles, I was thrilled to get all the old stuff out and to make room for all the new.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Ava (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Hair: Bewitched (now Hairy Situations) sweep bangs (couldn't find in store)

Top: fri. Henley hoodie (green)
Pants: Poised wine line steel leather pants
Scarf: Royal Blue "Winter is coming" scarf (rosey frost) (gift)

Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry Large Hoop earrings (gold) (gift)

Props: Urban Spirit Bags of trash, Trade Waste Bin, Domestic Recycle bin, Domestic trash bin  (ALL free)

Poses: Estetica