Sunday, September 30, 2012

Amaranth is the Colour of the Week

Dear Diary:

Another beautiful colour for the Challenge this week.  I know the Amaranth is a perennial, but it's too cold in my part of the country to last over the winter.  In some places it's considered a weed.  Imagine!  Hummingbirds love to feed from the flower and are attracted to gardens who plant amaranth.

Often the seed pods can be ground to make grain.  I've never tried that but have had quinoa which comes from the same family.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:

Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy lipstick (magenta)
Eyes: Mayfly Liquid Light (Hazel Shadows)
Eye makeup: Mystique pink / silver (gift)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Version 2 (01)
Hair: Diva Diva 2 (gift)

Top: fri basic cami (tinted)
Skirt: blissiere bandeau maxi skirt - ginny (amaranth) (SL Marketplace)

Earrings and necklace: Finesmith Jewelry Menifa (black and silver) (gift)

Poses: Miamai

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wear your Favourite Jersey This Friday

Dear Diary:

Oh yes!!  This Friday, September 28th,  is Jersey Day in Canada!  It's a time to wear your favourite sports jersey, whether it be from a professional team, a house league or just a neighbourhood street league.  During the week, ending with Saturday, September 29th teams and organizations across the country, have games, open houses, try-it days or tournaments to promote sports on all levels. 

Yes, I love my hockey so I'm here sitting in the stands, at the GOHA rink waiting for the season to start, wearing my favourite jersey of course.  The rink is a great place to visit if you like hockey in our second world.  The new season hasn't started yet but check here for the schedule. 
So let's get active for the rest of the week...and the rest of our lives.  Do some pilates, play badiminton, swim at the local pool but whatever you do, celebrate the sports in your area.
Good Night for now.
I'm wearing:
Hair: Wasabi Pills Amandine mesh hair
Hockey Sweater: Freestyle Designs Canucks Sedin jersey
Jeans: PD Basic jeans (Indigo)
Boots: Kletva Tronacy boots (gift)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hunter Green

Dear Diary:

As I've said before, Fall is my favourite time of year, and as of yesterday, it's officially into the season.  One of the things I love to do is jam my packsack full of snacks and water and hike out into the woods.  The leaves are turning magnificent colours, the air is crisp and I can often see some wild life stocking up for hibernation.  So when this colour came up for the Challenge, I thought of me trudging out into the woods.
It just occurred to me.  Wearing this colour in the bush - during hunting season - not a good choice.  I hope no one mistakes me for a moose - strike that - a graceful deer!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy lipstick ( orangey brown)
Eyes: Ikon (deep hazel)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Version 2 (03)
Blush: Glamorize Glowing Blush (red)
Hair: ETD (Elikatira) long bangs

Hoodie: fri Henley Hoodie (hunter green)
Jeans: ETD (Elikatira) barely cords (pewter)
Sneakers: Super Kingdom Low tops mesh sneakers (tinted) (SL Marketplace)

Backpack: modd.g Dave Rucksack
Pin watch: DCCXXIII Virgo (no longer available)

Poses: Olive Juice (no longer available)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I Wish for a World of Peace

Dear Diary:

September 21st has been celebrated as the International Day for World Peace or World Peace Day since 1982 and is to be free of war or violence on that day.  At the United Nations, the Peace Bell, forged from donated coins from children of all nations, is rung as a reminder of the importance of peace.

It reminded me of a time not so long ago that people also wanted world peace.  Was it more peaceful then or was it an attempt?
At this time, with the world in turmoil, people being displaced from homes and country, children exposed to crime and murder, we all need to wish for a better world.  Tomorrow let's hope that all violence will stop for the day....stop for the week...stop forever.

For more information on World Peace Day, go to or to learn about events or promotions for peace.


Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: TuTy's Hair Dream long flexi straight hair (free)
Headband: Hippie Feather style (SL Marketplace)
Outfit: Boho Baku black floral print boho skirt set
Earrings: DM Colour beaded hoops (no longer available)
Bracelets: Earthstones Stone Bangles (tranquility)
Necklace1: Boho Baku Amber and Sandalwood beaded
Necklace2: MG Twin Hearts (silver) (long)

Poster: The Sexy Stoner BL Peace Poster (SL Marketplace)

Pose: Just a pose (no longer available)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Papaya Whip

Dear Diary:

The weather has turned cool in my part of the world.  This morning it registered 2C.  A shocker when your feet hit the bare floor!  I heard a strange noise that clicked my sleepy mind into awareness.  Oh my!  It was the furnace coming on after being silent for so many months.

So in preparation for the cool mornings and warmer afternoons, I'm wearing a jacket and long pants, just as in my world.
Fall is always my favourite time of year but I'm not prepared for this - not yet.
Good Night for now.
I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy lipstick (peachy brown)
Eyes: Ikon (deep hazel)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics Colourful winged eye with lashes (brown)
Hair with hat: The Strand Sammi
Jacket: mon tissu wool blend jacket (beige)
Pants: Ison high waisted cigarette trousers (tan)
Boots: Decoy Jully boot (tan)
Earrings: MG earrings Roho (gold)
Brooch: AI Ami amet deli pencet French brooch
Poses: Olive Juice (no longer available)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Day for Grandparents

Dear Diary:

Last Sunday was Grandparents' Day and it brought to mind a book that should have been written about my Grandmother.  The title is "Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother"It's a cute funny book about contemporary grandmothers.  And I had a grandmother exactly like that.
Bake cookies? No.  Read bedtime stories? Unh-unh.  Take a quiet trip to the library? Absolutely not.  But if you needed someone to hunt for garter snakes, walk through the bat cave or hike up the hill to find a lake on the top, she was there.

My Grandmother encouraged me to always follow my dreams even if they seemed out of reach.  She gave me a book by Guy de Moupassant when I was 14 and told me to learn a little history.  **cough cough**  I could bring my friends to her house, play music as loud as we wanted and she would help me roll up the rug so we could dance.  And of course she danced along with us.

I was fortunate to have my Grandmother in my life, for only a brief time, it seemed.  She taught me how to live.  All of us who have had grandparents to tell us the family history, to be a confidante or a baby sitter, count ourselves lucky to have had the "grandparent" experience.  

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: Ruby Skins Sarah2
Shape: Ruby Skins Lois2
Eyes: NOYA Soleil lumiere (gift) (SL Marketplace)
Hair: Truth Hair Joanna

Top: Sand Shack Surf Co Kettle Corn cardigan (violet)
Skirt: Yomeshoujo (gift)

Necklace: epoque Vanity
Ring: Finesmith Jewelry (gift)

Fireplace: IDEA Home Furnishings Modern wall mounted fireplace (no longer available)
Plant: Urbanized White Planter (gift)
Chair: Morantique Mil armchair

Pose: LAP (no longer available)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Royal Blue Steps into the Spotlight

Dear Diary:

Blue is my least favourite colour.  Have I said that before?  But out of the whole blue colour spectrum, navy and royal blue are the two I really like and have a lot of those shades in my closet. 

I remember hearing that royal blue was chosen as one of the original web colours. 

Yep...I love this colour.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Aleida lip C (001) (no longer available)
Lip Gloss: Mozz Cosmetics lip glossers (01)
Eyes: Ikon sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey eye (blue)
Lashes: MG Eyelashes Party Swallow wings
Hair: Plume (Osmose) Amor
Nails: Je Suis..naive Nails no. 001 (blues)

Dress: Modern Gypsy Maitresse de L'eau
Boots: Peqe High Keira (tartan blue)

Earrings, necklace and ring: AB (Mood) Diamante "D" Ensemble

Poses: GF

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Post Labour Day Fun

Dear Diary:

This past Monday was Labour Day and a day off for me.  The sun was shining on the lake, the sky was bright blue with fluffy white clouds and the water was nippy.  But it was kind of the last hurrah in my part of the world for any water sports.  September is here.  That means fall is just around the corner and of course, that leads to winter. Ok...let's not think about that while it's still warm out.

So considering the picture-perfect day, I decided to take the sea-do out for the last spin of the summer.

I enjoy getting out in the fresh air and speeding around the lake.  It's a great way to spend the afternoon.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: W&Y #135
Bikini: Izzie's Lace up bikini (lime)
Sunglasses: HOC Industries ladies sunglasses 01

Sea-do: ++LP2++ (gift)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Cinnamon Turns HOTTTTT!

Dear Diary:

A few years ago, there was an article circulating through email about the benefits of cinnamon.  It mentioned that for breakfast, spread liquid honey on your toast and then sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon over it.  Supposedly, the combination was not only beneficial to your overall health but it was to lower your blood pressure too.
When I put on this dress, the man of my life said it definitely raised his.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (sun tan)
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy lipstick (orange browny)
Eyes: Ikon sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye makeup and blush: Glamorize Heavy Black combo makeup
Lashes: MG Eyelashes wild full thick
Hair: Plume (now Osmose) Allure
Nails: Izzie's classic nails

Dress, belt and purse: Gabriel Main Store Megu Leopard
Shoes: W&Y pumps (cocoa)

Earrings: Mandala Senjyu (Africa)
Ring: MG Roho

Poses: Adorkable Poses