Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Here's to a Happy 2015

Dear Diary: 

"Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life.  The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can."
Douglas Pagels
In 2015, I wish that your diary this year, turns out to be the best you've ever had. 
Happy New Year.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Analog Dog Val
Dress: Baiastice  Kylie Dress (ivory) (December Uber)
Earrings and Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Serena White Pearls

Happy New Year Banner: Diesel Works

Monday, December 29, 2014

Panic in a Box

Dear Diary:

It was interesting to read the new Challenge on Strawberry Singh's post.  I was really hesitant about doing it since...I'm a bit, or a little...ok...definitely... claustrophobic!  But as long as the lid wasn't on, I could do it.

To qualify this Challenge, I would have to say that I would never put my avatar (or me) in a box...ever ... so there would be nothing in there with me.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Argrace
Sweater: Purple Moon Dresha top
Jeans: Izzie's skinny jeans (brown)

Crate: MMG's freight box
Background: [T] Dead Forest Photobox (no longer available)
Pose: ht studio

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

"At Christmas, Play and Make Good Cheer. For Christmas Comes but Once a Year" (Tusser)

Dear Diary:

Chloe, Sam and I
wish you a very Merry Christmas
the happiest of New Years.
Our wish is for peace and prosperity for all of us.
Good Night for now.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Another Successful Trip to The Arcade

Dear Diary:

As I mentioned in a previous post, I love going to The Arcade.  This time I went and managed to pick up a few items that I missed the first round. 

In the middle of the building, there is a large Christmas tree and to my delight, I found some colourfully wrapped gifts underneath.  The generous creators featured at The Arcade put out excellent free surprises for all of us.

Good NIght for now.

From The Arcade:
Skin: Glam Affair (Asia)
Coat: Coco duffle caot (navy)
Boots: Baiastice Gill Stret;ch boots (knit Jacquard - clan)
Puppy: tsg Yorkie puppies (choco basic)

Found under the tree at The Arcade (all free)
Hat: silentsparrow Star bright winter hat (blue selected)
Drink in hand: Tentacio fruit drink (blue)
Picture: floorplan happy holiday frame
Tree: aisling Monbo sapn (white)
Ornament box: Pixel Mode ornament box (green/red)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I Love Those Crazy Christmas Sweaters

Dear Diary:

I've always been attracted to those "crazy" Christmas sweaters.  My Grandmother had a few favourites.  I remember as a kid laughing at first, then thinking they were ridiculous and, finally liking them in a nostalgic way. I like them.  And I've discovered I'm not the only one.

The other day in my local newspaper, there was an article stating that no longer are the Christmas sweaters "tacky";  they now have become "trendy".  The article went on to say that these sweaters have become a tradition for people who often throw house parties with the ugly Christmas sweater theme.  Families will often buy several in order to wear them for their annual Christmas picture.  The most popular topic on the sweaters is Santa, of course.  There are Santas with fluffy beards, with reindeer, on ice skates, and with multitudes of jingling bells.  Snowmen (or women) come in a close second.

With that in mind, I took a return trip to The Arcade to buy another sweater.  I hit the jackpot with a Santa one.

Finally - I'm in with the "in" crowd!  Thanks Grandma.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: IA magic hair (now on SL Marketplace)

Sweater: Shai Crazy Christmas Sweater (Santa Smile) (The Arcade Dec)
Leggings: Milk Motion cut-out leggings (red)
Boots: lassitude & ennui Timea ankle boots (grey)

Pose: Behavior Body sitting

Location: Calas Galadhon's Noel

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Whew! I Got Into The Arcade!

Dear Diary:

I love going to The Arcade no matter what season but I particularly like going in  December.  It's always hard for me to get into the event early on, but this time I just happened to hit it right.  It was very laggy for me but I did manage to pick up a few things that I thought were exceptional.  I'm showing a few items in this first post.

My first purchase was the crazy Christmas sweater.  The detail on it was amazing and I have a fondness for Christmas sweaters.

The boots were a surprise purchase since I hit a rare one.  They came with a HUD for changing colours but I left them untouched.

I don't usually buy hair from a Gacha machine but the hair was a cute style and the earmuffs were adorable and can be worn separately with any other hair.

My butler is a Prince!  He's attentive, always available, welcomes guests AND he's a bartender.  So, after an exhausting day at the Arcade, one needs to rest, relax and have a small martini - shaken, not stirred, with three olives.


Good Night for now.

From The Arcade:

Sweater: Shai Crazy Christmas sweater (mint ribbons)
Hair with earmuffs: Tableau Vivant Panda-white kitty
Boots: Flite Solo Snowboots War RARE

Butler:  Mutresse Ribald Butler (Bartender)

Background: Katink Parish Winter