Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Dear Diary:

Happy New Year wishes go out to all of you.  May 2014 bring you good health, lasting friendships and a lot of happiness. 

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Gown: Azul Canna (onyx)
Hair: Diva Hair Diva2
Earrings and necklace: Chop Zuey Callicarpia set (Advent calendar)

Prop and pose: Ellette 2014 ($1L)

Friday, December 27, 2013

December 27th...Is It Significant?

Dear Diary:

My title asks a question.  Is December 27th significant to me.  And the answer is....YOU BET IT IS!!!  It's important because this is the day I can truly have a relaxing day.  Christmas Day is hectic.  Opening presents, stuffing the turkey, cooking the turnip, mashing the potatoes, setting the table, serving everything while it's [hopefully] hot, getting the desserts out, making coffee, doing dishes and cleaning up, going to bed so tired I can hardly stand and feeling very happy and satisfied while I lie there with the covers pulled up to my chin.

Yesterday was Boxing Day here in Canada.  Usually on that day, I have friends over to have a late brunch, not with turkey but with appetizers and beef on a bun [hot beef roast served on a bun dipped into au jus].  And it's another day of all the above except no presents.  So today is a very significant day for me.  I get up early, sit in my jammies with a cup of coffee and think about what's happened the previous two days and recall memories of this time of year from years past.  It's definitely a stress free morning

 What a super holiday it's been so far!!  A few more days off work and it will become outstanding. 

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Curlers Lockenwicker muti colour FREE (SL Marketplace)
Jammies: Mesh Ladies PJs with slippers (plaid red) (SL Marketplace)

Location: My home (all items from La Galleria)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tis the Season for Holiday Wishes

Dear Diary:

From Chloe, Sam and I
May the spirit of
be in your
Good Night for now.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Festive Eve for the Twisted Colour Challenge

Dear Diary:

When I saw the colour swatch for the Challenge, it brought back a lot of memories for me.  As a brand new resident several years ago, I was invited to a Christmas formal dance.  I had nothing in my closet that would do.  And faced with that, I went shopping of course.  So in celebration of the colour and season, I'm wearing my very first formal gown that I owned in my second world.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy Lipstick (peachy brown)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye makeup: mock Miss Vanity shadow with lashes (vivida)
Hair: Diva Hair Sayaka2

Gown: Rebel Hope Designs Celebration (evergreen)
Shoes: Gos Boutique Lauren d'Orsay
Stole: Icing Glam Stole

Earrings: Mood Celestial (aged gold)

Poses: !bang

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tis the Season for Cutting the Christmas Tree

Dear Diary:

When I was a kid, my Dad and I would go out every year, about a week before Christmas, and cut down the best pine tree we could find.  We would drag it to the car and my Dad would put it on the roof and tie it down, sometimes not very securely, and make our way back home.  We would put it up that day and the smell of fresh evergreen would waft through the house.  Of course over the years, the short drive from our house got to be longer since the tree cutting area became a park and was off limits for cutting trees.  Then we had to go to a lot to buy a commercial tree but it was always fresh and sweet smelling.  We never did get an artificial tree.  Even now, as an adult, having my own home, I still buy a real tree to decorate and enjoy the childhood memories every time I put it up.

When the Christmas season is finished, I take my tree to a recycle location.  The tree is chipped and used again in another capacity.  I think that's taking responsibility for the environment and provides room for another tree next year.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Makeup: croire snow angel makeup (SL Marketplace)
Hair with hat: Mina Meike
Jacket: ba! Mesh leather jacket (blue)
Jeans: PixelDolls Basic jean (dust)
Mitts: Pixel Mode Suede Mitts (blue)
Boots with socks: Reek Boston Boots (navy) (no longer available)

Winter scene: Katink Tree Cutting (gift)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tis the Season for a Concert

Dear Diary:

In this second world of ours, there's a lot of terrific talent.  I've gone to concerts for singers, for comedians and just to hear the music.  Last night I went to a surprise concert to hear a high energy band in a wintery location.  It's always a good excuse to get dressed up and a fun way to get into the holiday spirit.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Eye makeup: mock Miss Vanity shadow with lashes (neutral)
Lipstick: Izzie's dark vibrant lips (dark raspberry)
Hair: EMO-tions Hair Cosmic

Dress: Janot Moon (wine red)
Shoes: Gos Boutique Isabella (gold)

Earrings: je suis precieuse earhoops

Pose: Abranimations

Location: Mystery@Crescent

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Relaxed Greenlands Meets Redstone Mountains

Dear Diary:

It's nice to see Sookie back to finish up The Twisted Colour Challenge.    Not a lot of weeks left.  I decided to combine the colours this week since both were kinda "greeny" and kinda "reddy", in order to get my Christmas fix.  I'm sure you've read in previous posts of my obsession with Christmas so I managed to assuage my need to show Christmas.

Almost all of the clothing and jewelry I'm wearing is either free or a very low cost, found at the stores or on Marketplace.  Nice bargains!

Good Night for now.

In all pictures:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Izzie's dark vibrant lipstick (red)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: mock Priscilla eyelashes
Hair: Dura boy 44
Poses: Di's Opera

Picture 1:
Dress: PT Knit dress Christmas promo (red/green)FREE (Marketplace)
Leggings: BD Christmas Leggings 1 10L (Marketplace)
Necklace: Bella's Lullaby Rudolph Necklace FREE (Marketplace)

Picture 2:
Sweater: VaVaVoom Holiday Sweater Dress 6 FREE (Marketplace)
Leggings: Lali's Crazy Leggings n05 FREE (Marketplace)
Earrings: CPD Ornament Earrings 1L (Marketplace)

Picture 3:
Sweater, nose and antlers:  DeStRoYeR Special Xmas Gift FREE (Marketplace)
Sneakers:  CD Sneakers Snowmen 10L (Marketplace)

Picture 4:
Sweater (with/without lights):  Artemis December gift  1L (Marketplace)
Skirt with HUD: Mesh Head Christmas Micro Mini FREE (Marketplace)
Boots:  Alb California Dream Christmas boots FREE (Marketplace)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tis the Season to Go Out Dancing

Dear Diary:

Usually I live in jeans and a tee (or sweater now that the weather is a bit chilly).  But sometimes it's nice to get all glammed up and go dancing.  The other night my friend Chloe rang me up and asked if I wanted to go out.  "But of course", I said.  So we both put on our latest and bestest hot dresses and managed to hit a lot of the hot spots in the area.  We ended up on the steps of Bogart's

We weren't dressed in formal gowns so we didn't go in but Bogart's is decorated for Christmas so it really got us into the spirit. 

Both of us had sore feet at this point but it was such a fun night, we barely noticed.

Good Night for now.

Chloe is wearing:
Skin: Izzie's Harlow (pale)
Lipstick: Izzie's dark vibrant lipstick (rust)
Lashes: mock Pandora lashes
Hair: Diva hair Vivienne
Dress: PurpleMoon Mellie (green)
Shoes: Gos Boutique Parie Peeptoe (Chocolate)
Earrings and necklace: Maxi Gossamer Beatrice

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Izzie's dark vibrant lipstick (dark blackberry)
Eye makeup: mock Miss Vanity shadow with lashes (Supernova)
Hair: LeLutka Salome
Dress: Zanze Reese (wine)
Shoes: label mode Amber (pistaccio)
Earrings and necklace: Uzuri Mapatano (SL Marketplace)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The December Arcade

Dear Diary:

A few days ago I was finally able to get into the Arcade.  I thought I would get there, have a look around then go back to shop at another time.  Of course that's an impossibility for me.  So with L$ in my pocket I picked up a few things.  When I decided to go back this morning, I had to wait.  It provided a good opportunity to sit on the bench and takes some pictures.

I want to pick up more from Consignment.  There's some great looking fossils I'm anxious to get.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing (from the Arcade):

Hat: 8f8 Crazy Woolers (sloth) (store on SL Marketplace)
Jacket: dynasty Nordic Hoodie (winter)
Boots: Sleepy Eddy Engineer boots (navy)
Camera: bbqq lomo camera (peach)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tis the Season for The Nutcracker

Dear Diary:

I always enjoyed seeing the ballet, The Nutcracker, in my first life.  My family would always attend a production just before Christmas.  It was a tradition.  For the past two years, I've attended the ballet performance in my second life and have loved it!  It's extremely well done by Ballet Pixelle at the Royal Opera House of Second Life.  I was fortunate to be able to attend that production last Wednesday.  It was tremendous!

The ballet will be shown again on December 18th at 2pm slt.  Try to see it.  You'll thoroughly enjoy it.

Another upcoming event at the Royal Opera House is a Christmas show by Little Yoshiwara Geishas, December 15th, 1pm slt

This is a venue you'll like to come back to, time and time again.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glossy Pout Lipstick (bright, red)
Eye liner: Miamai Fierce and Fabulous (2)
Hair: EMO-tions Deidre

Jumpsuit, blouse & gloves: Indyra Originals Piper
Shoes: Gos Boutique Eva Slingback (black satin)

Earrings: Finesmith Jewelry Menifa earrings (gift)

Pose: Exposeur

Location: Royal Opera House of Second Life

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Winter Season Challenge

Dear Diary:

Berry has picked a very appropriate Meme for me...today...for the next week...for the next 4 months.  I just finished shovelling, came in, had my shower, had my breakfast, and the street plow came by.  Next thing I knew, the sidewalk plow came by.  So out I went AGAIN to shovel.  And the weatherman said more is on the way tonight!  I'm in a great mood to be doing this meme!!  Grrrrrr....

1. What is the December/Winter season like where you live? I live in Canada, the northern part of a province.  Enough said, eh?  We have snow for about 4 months (hopefully) but I've seen a few flurries in May.  Fortunately it doesn't stay.  The average daytime temperature right now is around -8C [about 17F] which is really nice.  In January it can hit -30C [about -22F].  There have been a few winters where we haven't had snow until mid January.  And then other years a few flurries have arrived late October. Should I say...unpredictable?

2. When you think of winter, what’s the first thing that pops into your head?  Hmmmm...first thing that pops into my head....boots, toque, mitts, parka, scarf, snow, shovelling, snow tires, car heater, frozen gas line, windshield scrapper, cold, wind, no sun, wind- burned skin, chapped lips, and I'm sure there are others I've mentally put on hold.

3. Have you ever played any extreme winter sports?  I'm not sure about "extreme" sports but everything done in our winter could be "extreme".  I downhill and cross country ski, I snow shoe and I've curled.  I try to go skating (indoor) fairly often and outdoor (on the lake) when it's frozen. 

4. What do you like most about this season?   Alright.  To this point it's sounds like I've been complaining, whining, sounding like a grumbler.  So...being honest, this is my favourite time of year.  I like everything about the winter - the snow, the sports, and even the shovelling [if it isn't too cold].  I do get tired of the snow if it lasts into April but up until then, it definitely is my time of year. 

5.Do you celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday during this time of year? I celebrate Christmas and I can say that I'm a Christmas junkie.  I start decorating December 1st and keep everything up until Epiphany, January 6th, although it isn't for any religious reasons.  I have a real tree that I cover with ornaments I've collected or have had passed down to me.  I like the family involvement at this time of year so I always am cooking big meals.  I think I enjoy it because everyone seems to like each other, or tolerate each other, or maybe even love each other.  Group hug, group hug, group hug!!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair and hat: Mirai Fuka winter hat
Sweater and jeans: Maison Marlene Scan1

Snow shoes: Miel (gift)

Pose: elymode

Location: Dawn of Radiance

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Tis the Season to Get Ready

Dear Diary:

Ah yes...today marks the beginning of the month that fills me full of hope and excitement [in both worlds by the way] and the day I start to put out my Christmas decorations.  I found a great store, Botanica, that displayed wonderful holiday presentations so I decided to do some shopping.

On the pathway into the store, there are quite a few winter plants.  The one I was taken with was the holly bush, nice shiny leaves and bright red berries.

Follow the path along to....

the Christmas store.  There are many different Christmas trees on display.  Some are airy and fantasy-like and I must admit, I was very attracted to them.  They're named after capital cities in Europe.  

Inside the Christmas store, you'll find a vast display of decorations.  There are wreaths, Christmas trees, decorative boxes and poinsettias.  A lot of these are mesh which makes it great for decorating.

No trip to a Christmas store would be complete without sitting on Santa's lap.  He welcomed me and asked if I had been a good girl this year.  Now is there any doubt about that??

I loved the look of the Light trees and picked one out to put on the roof of my home.  I came home with Warsaw.  You can resize them but I think it looks best in a larger size.  It definitely shows the "snowflakes" that make up the tree.

The season has started!  December will be fun for me.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:

Hair: Analog Dog Hair b.ffwd
Tee: Derek Alexande Keep Calm and Wait for Christmas (SL Marketplace)
Jeans: Izzie's Skinny bottom jeans (brown)
Boots: Gos hunter ankle boots (hazel leather)

Botanica: Warsaw light Tree 4

Location: Botanica