Saturday, December 29, 2018

Early Morning Hot Chocolate

Dear Diary:

Well Christmas Day is done; Boxing Day is over; and New Year's Day is yet to come, but for now I have time to sit and relax for a bit.

Early morning, Sadie, my dog and I sat and looked out over the sim.  It was quiet and the sun was just coming up so we had a bonding moment.

I love this onesie from Mel Imako.  My feet are always cold so these jammies keep them nice and toasty.  I applied a Christmas motif since I'm really not finished with the season yet.  Coincidentally, the texture I bought also matches the textures in my headband.  A bonus!!

I really didn't want to get up off the couch but I knew I had to go out to pick up groceries for my next big dinner.  Does it never end???

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Hair: no_match CAROL MEETS SANTA (group gift)

Pyjamas: Meli Imako women's footed onesie (textured) (SL Marketplace)
Texture: PuntoG Textures Christmas01 (SL Marketplace - only $1L)
Hot Chocolate: ChicChica Merry Christmas cocoa (gift)

Dog: Jian Splended Spaniels

Couch: The Infinite Living Room Comfy Loveseat (no longer available)

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas

May your Christmas be decorated with cheer and
filled with love.

Chloe, Quincy, Sam and I wish you all a very happy holiday season.  We wish for you happiness and good health in 2019 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Decorating the tree

Dear Diary:

Sam did carry in the tree for me and put it up on the stand.  I was grateful for this since I have a big tree and I never seem to be able to get it straight.  The two of us managed a straight and elegant tree.

So last night I went to the basement and got all the decorations out.  I don't have a "themed" tree.  I collect different ornaments and put them on every year so it's kind of another diary for me.

After the decorations are up....I guess I have a start at the wrapping.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Sweater: Dead Dollz Jumper (pink)
Jeans: Pixicat Signe (blue faded)

Tree: Jian Christmas tree 2017

Pose: Amitie Carrying Boxes (at Uber til Dec 22)

Thursday, December 20, 2018

You Have To Pick Out The Perfect Tree

Dear Diary:

I enjoy having a fresh Christmas tree in my house, no matter what world it is.  I support the environmental issues and buy from a tree farm.  The trees are specifically raised for that type of tree and provide income for an entrepreneur.

Having said all that, I cajoled Sam to come out and help me get a tree.

I picked out a great one this year from Toshi Farms.  I'm going to get Sam while he's still in a HO HO HO mood, to come over and help me put it up.

Good Night for now.

ADDENDUM FROM SAM: She picked one...the guy is wrapping it up...she's looking at the lot to see if there is a better one...URRRGHHH!!!!!!

Sam is wearing:
Hair with hat: Mina Alex
Sweater and scarf: Zex Mr Grey (brown)  
Jeans: Hoorenbeek Skinny jeans (Indie blue)

I am wearing:
Hair with hat: no match NO JOKE
Jacket: Meli Imako Padded jacket (tinted blue) (SL Marketplace)
Jeans: Pixicat Signe jeans (blue faded)

Location: Toshi Farms

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Picture 2018

Dear Diary:

This past week was crazy so I'm a bit late posting my ugly Christmas sweater picture with Chloe.  But here we are.

I never know why they say these sweaters are ugly.  I think they are cute and bring a Christmasy feel .

Good Night for now.

Chloe is wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Bianca
Skin: AviGlam Jane
Eyes: Euphoric Janet
Eye shadow: Alaskametro Limelight
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Diamond
Nailpolish: Wicked Peach Cocktails (no longer available)
Hair: fiore Alanna
Sweater: Cosmic Dust Momoko Noel Sweater grey/red (at Uber til Dec 22)
Skirt: Cosmic Dust Momoko Noel Skirt (red(at Uber til Dec 22)
Earrings: Prism Christmas Tree

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Amy
Eyes: Arte Brown Gem
Eye shadow, lipstick:  Amara Beauty Amy
Nail polish: Cazimi Nails (Too Pretty)
Hair: Yumyum 46
Sweater: Mossu Festive sweater (print blue) (at Uber til Dec 22)
Skirt: Mossu Festive skirt (blue) (at Uber til Dec 22)
Earrings: Yummy Vintage Jingle Bell

Pose: Mien bonds

Saturday, December 1, 2018

I'm Glad This Week Is Over

Dear Diary:

Oh yes!  I participated in this week just as much as all the avid shoppers did.  It started with Black Friday.  It was not a super early morning but I was in the stores by 6:30am.  I was tired by supper and because I got a lot of good deals, I figured I was 80% done.  However, in the Monday morning newspaper, I noticed that a lot of Black Friday specials were still going on so after work I popped into the mall.  That led to Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings too.  Fine!  It's Saturday and I am DONE!  Well....not really but I'm not going to the mall ...until next week.

Of course there was Second World shopping too.

I'm not going to talk about that shopping experience since it's obvious how much I spent.  

Time to replenish my Lindens

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Eyes: Arte Brown Gem Eyes
Eye shadow: Alakametro Matte Mist
Lipstick: Smudge Sheer Glass (no longer available)
Hair (with hat): C'est la vie pork pie hat

Coat: Valentina E Teddy Coat (olive) (at Uber til Dec 22)
Scarf: Edge grafica tartan scarf (no longer available)
Purse: C'est la vie Dulcie bag
Boots: Tetra double wrap booties (olive)

Pose (with parcels): Foxcity Last Minute (at Uber til Dec 22)

Location: Snow Falls

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Winter Is Here To Stay

Dear Diary:

Snow came early in my part of my first world.  We got through the last of October with only dustings here and there but November has come in and now the dustings have turned to permanent snow.  The snow plow has been by twice so that's certainly a definite sign.

When I saw the poses by Focus, portraying a frosty morning, I thought, "This is made just for me".  I managed to find a very snowy picturesque sim where you could rez personal items and I was all set to go.

I do like the change of seasons we get and winter is one of my favourite but this is a bit early even for me.  I wonder how many more months til spring?

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Eyes: Arte Brown Gem Eyes
Eye shadow: Alaskametro Matte Mist
Lashes: Adored minxy lashes
Lipstick: Sintiklia Lipgloss Angel
Nailpolish: Cazimi Too Pretty
Hair: tram H1020 (at Uber til Nov 22)

Sweater: Ison riley knit sweater (mustard) (at Collabor88 til Dec 6)
Pants: Ison nora rock on skinny pants (green plaid) (at Collabor88 til Dec 6)
Slippers: Meli Imako Cozy knitted boot slippers (SL Marketplace)

Pose with prop: Focus Poses Frosty Morning

Location: Snow Rez Zone

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Did You Grow Your Mo, Bro?

Dear Diary:

Now that we are getting settled into November, a new event is going ahead til the end of the month.  November has become "Movember".  

Movember is an event that was started to raise awareness of men's health issues, in particular prostate cancer and testicular cancer.  It now involves more issues concerning men such as mental health.

Men are encouraged to grow a moustache during the month to show support.  It is an eye catcher and will stimulate a conversation.  

My friend Sam grew a beautiful 'stache but I thought he needed a bit of a trim on his shaggy hair.  We went to a hair salon so I could give him a trim.  That was NOT on his schedule.  All I could do was give his hair a brush.

Check out the Movember Canada website

Give a generous donation this month to your Cancer Association in support of keeping our men healthy.

Good Night for now.

Sam is wearing:
Body: Signature Gianni
Head: LeLutka  Andrea
Skin: Clef de Peau Joshua
Hair: Argrace Minato
Sweater: FE Style Rozkov Shirt (Sky Blue)
Pants: Blankline Colour Pants (black)
Glasses: Haysuriza Pilot Classic

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Eyes: Arte Brown Gem Eyes
Eye shadow: Pink Fuel Queen Palette
Lipstick: Imabee Super Glossy Lip Collection
Hair: Argrace Hotori
Outfit: Belle Epoque Emily (red tartan)
Moustache: INK (old gift) (no longer available)

Location: Haircutting Barbar Shop and Salon

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Day Is Here!!

Dear Diary:

I've never been a big Hallowe'en fan.  Yes, as a kid I went out with my friends and gathered a pillow case full of candy.  I liked that.  But as I got older putting together a costume just didn't interest me.  Maybe because I never had great ideas.

So most Hallowe'en nights I stay at home with my friends and give out candy to the kids that come to the door.

One for for for you...

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Eye Makeup: Izzie's Glitter eye shadow
Lipstick: Zibska Ungavi
Hair (with hat): Elikatira elphie

Dress (with stockings): Dead Dollz Jude

Background: Backdrops and Bedrooms by Nadia (ghost) (SL Marketplace)

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Get Ready For Hallowe'en

Dear Diary:

I'm not very creative when it comes to making / buying / putting together Hallowe'en costumes so when I saw several offered by Sakura at The Epiphany event, I jumped at the chance for getting one that I could wear.

This is perfect for any age.  It's cute, simple and easy to put on.  It would be ideal in my first world because it also would be warm.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Eye makeup: Izzie's Glitter eye shadow
Lipstick: Zibska Ingavi

Costume: Sakura Kigurumi spider (green) (at The Epiphany til Nov 12)
Shoes: Ingenue April flats (greenery)

Pose: GingerFish

Location: Trick or Treat Lane

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Courage Is A "C" Word Too

Dear Diary:

"Cancer is a word, not a sentence." John Diamon

           "Never give up. Never give in."

"Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway." Emory Austin

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven't."  Thomas Edison

"Don't look back. You're not going that way"

"Cancer may have started the fight but I will finish it."

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." 
Franklin D.Roosevelt

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Hair: no_match NO ESCAPE

Lingerie: Mon Cheri Seduce Me (pink)

Tattoo: Queen of Ink  courage

Pose: Imeka

Saturday, October 13, 2018

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Diary:

There are many ways of keeping ourselves current on breast cancer.  Self examination is an easy and cost effective way to check.  The shower is the best place to accomplish the exam.  If you're not sure of how to do it, ask in a doctor's office or in a clinic.  The pamphlet that is given out is very easy to follow.

Get a mammogram.  There are clinics where you can go for an appointment and in my area, buses that will come around to malls or recreation areas to provide access to a test.

This month support your local cancer clinic or cancer society with a donation.  There are still cancers which have not had any new treatments lately that need to have upgrades too.  Donations help research provide discoveries to eventually getting rid of cancer altogether.

There are several places in SL where you can give a donation or support the associations.  
     Relay For Life (American Cancer Society)
Support your local Cancer Societies

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin and makeup: Amara Beauty (Pamela)
Brows: VYC Femme Natural Vol2
Hair: Navy and Copper Mocha

Outfit: Miss Chelsea Edie Jacket and dress (faded)
Earrings: Izzie's Chunky Chain (silver)
Breast Cancer Ribbon: Little Things (SL Marketplace) (FREE)

Monday, October 8, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Dear Diary:

The turkey is in the oven.  The potatoes are being peeled.  Turnip is cooking on the stove.  Pies are ready to be eaten.  Table is set.  So everything is ready for our Thanksgiving dinner.  

In both worlds, I enjoy having friends and family over to my home to help celebrate this day.

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Good Night for now.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Do I Find Trouble...Or Does It Find Me?

Dear Diary:

Yesterday a friend of mine lent me his sports car to take for a ride.  The car is bright yellow and full of power.  It was great racing around as fast as I could go.  Suddenly I realized I was running low on fuel.  But that's me for sure.  I always let the tank get dangerously low.  I saw a garage sign on the road and decided to follow it even though there wasn't a town in sight.

I arrived...only to find it abandoned.

I kept checking the sky since it looked like rain was heading my way and I had no idea on how to get the top up on the car.

It turned out ok as a transport driver spotted me and stopped.  He left and came back with enough gas to get me home.  My friend never knew the trouble I had been in.  

Wonder if I can borrow that car again?

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty (Sylvia)
Hair: no match NO NOTHING

Tee: CoCo DesignsTurtleneck (maroon)
Sweater: CoCo Designs Cowichan sweater (beige)
Leggings: Maitreya suede (brown)

Pose: Foxcity (hypnose)

Car: Solstice Race car (no longer available)

Background: The Bearded Guy (forgotten station)

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The First Day Of Fall Arrives

Dear Diary:

The first day of fall starts today at 9:54pm.  Summer sure has left us in my part of the world, and its departure was fast.  This morning it was 0C when I got up.  A little too crisp for my taste.

But in my second world I can always find a place with plenty of sunshine.  I found one with the sun and a lot of fall foliage to enjoy.

The Countryside proved to be an ideal spot.  I found a field where the grasses have turned with fall.  As I walked through it, several deer were eating them up.  I loved the birch trees since those trees are what I have in my area.  Nice touch.

Enjoy the wonderful colours of fall.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Hair: monso My Hair Lena

Hoodie: erratic ryleigh (pink)
Leggings: Maitreya (black)
Boots: aDiva Lisbeth boot (black) (now on SL Marketplace)

Pose: GingerFish Strut

Location: Countryside

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Why Does It Always Rain On The Weekends?

Dear Diary:

We've had great weather this past summer - hot days, cooler nigts and very little rain.  But it seems whenever I want to go to some interesting place, it begins to drizzle.  I wanted to visit Strawberry Island.  I heard it was a picturesque place showing a bit of fall colours.  So off I went last Saturday expecting the best but ran into the worst.  RAIN!

I was lucky to have my umbrella with me.

Strawberry Island is worth a visit but watch for personal homes.  There are signs posted signifying if a house is privately owned.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Hair: no_match NO DECISION

Sweater: neve shoulder stripe
Pants: neve sasha dot
Earrings: Caroline's large hoop (gold)

Pose (with umbrella and coffee cup): Gingerfish (at EBento Event til Sept 30)

Location: Strawberry Island

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Did You Make Your Bed This Morning?

Dear Diary:

Yes, it's National Make Your Bed Day.  I'm sure most of us - ahem - do make our beds each morning but some statistics say that the majority of people do not make their bed every day.  This morning I was prompted to make my bed in both worlds.

It has been said that by making the bed after you get up, it gets you into an organizational mood so the rest of your day falls into place.  I don't really know about that but making the bed does make me feel I've accomplished something even before I get to work.

If you make your bed each day, you run a better chance of having a good nights sleep.  A smooth bed helps cut down the tossing and turning when the covers just don't seem to be coming the right way. 

Check this website for the top 6 reasons for making your bed.   

Good Night for now.  (and don't forget to make your bed!!)

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty
Hair: kik Katie

Bathrobe: Bisou Bisou Maitreya flowered bath robe (SL Marketplace)

Furnishings: La Galleria

Monday, September 3, 2018

Labour Day! Does It Mean Summer Is Over?

Dear Dairy:

People say that.  "Labour Day signals the end of summer."  Hmmm.  The way the temperature has been going in my part of the world, that phrase could be right.  There has definitely been a cooling off period.  However, I am hopeful that we will get a few more days of warm weather coming up.

In my second world, I'm guaranteed of good weather - most of the time.  So I called on Chloe to come with me while I toured a lovely area this Labour Day.  She's game for anything so we flew out to Whimberly, a gorgeous sim that shows fall at its best.

Later in the day, we flew out and had a great time exploring the various aspects of the sim.  A worthwhile trip for sure.  There was so much to see - paths to follow; residential establishments to peak into; and sitting areas to relax in.

As for me, back from vacation means laundry and clean-up.  A true "labour day" as far as I'm concerned.

Good Night for now.

Chloe is wearing:
Hair: Analog Dog schnapp
Top: erratic Miriam (citrus)
Shorts: Pixicat Tova (white)
Sandals: kokoia Mikonos

I'm wearing:
Hair: Entwined Zoe
Top: Decoy Karian (floral blue)
Shorts: Just Because Kelsie (khaki)
Sandals: Livalle flip flops

Location: Whimberly

Monday, August 6, 2018

Let's Use Up Those Vacation Days

Dear Diary:

When I returned from my mini vacation two weeks ago, I felt like I had had a perfect break.  I was surprised to learn I had more days for relaxing that I should use up soon.  I could agree to that completely!

I went out to find the nearest beach.

No travelling for me this summer.  I'm going to just sit, do some reading and enjoy the sun. 

See you after Labour Day.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Hair: Argrace Rikka

Bikini: Mon Cheri Syrena (vanilla) (at Mermaid Cove til Aug 13)
Sunglasses: HOC Industries (no longer available)
Anklet: AvaWay Butterfly (gold)

Location: Aloha Beach

Saturday, August 4, 2018

A Beautiful Day To Discover A New Artist

Dear Diary:

I was feeling a bit "antsy" the other day.  I had bought a new dress, along with a lot of things to go with it so I did want to go out and explore...but where to go was the problem for me.

I always love going to art galleries and see the newest offerings in paintings or learning about a new artist I hadn't been aware of before.  I discovered the Cafe des Arts where a painter I hadn't heard of, was displaying some of his works.  I was drawn to his paintings.

I found Giancarlo Petrini's art to be primal and primitive at the same time but definitely intriguing.  Here's what was written about him:

"His recent paintings are constructed with broken, ramshackle signs, without seduction, unbalanced" - writes Armando Ginesi in the travelling exhibition catalog from "L'Ombra del Moloch". "These are the signs of our time, of an era that has renounced the idea of ??perfection, of the One, of equilibrium, of absolute values, to throw itself headlong into the radicalism of imperfection, into the imbalance that has become an aesthetic sign, relativism shattered, because the dià-bàllo seems to have taken over the sün-bàllo (to unite, to unite), the value disvalue.Finally, one could say, because an aesthetic of the "ugly" prevailed, a sort of oxymoron, of logical contradiction of a historical period in which illogical things, absurd and "anti" attitudes seem to prevail, in which the struggle seems to have replaced the emotional union, in which the no must always and in any case prevail over the yes ".  (Armando Ginesi)

And by Mexi Lane who has organized this showing at the Cafe:
"There is also subtle irony in Petrini's works and the infantile trait with which he synthesizes his messages succeeds in easing the negativity of the world, letting the thread of hope that we all secretly preserve in our heart leaked."
(Mexi Lane from the notecard on the artist)

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Cafe.  

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Lipstick: Sintiklia Lipgloss Angel
Hair: tram H0701 (at Uber til Aug 22)

Dress: Emery heroes Just for One Day (at Uber til Aug 22)
Shoes: KC Couture Roma wedges
Purse: E-clipse La petite (grey)
Sun glasses: Haysuriza Cat Eye 
Earrings: PC Oversized silver hoops (SL Marketplace)
Anklet: Avaway Butterfly anklet (silver)

Pose: Marukin

Location: Cafe des Arts

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More Improvements In My House

Dear Diary:

As I talked about in my previous post, I've been trying to do a few (and relatively inexpensive) updates in my homes in both my lives.  Today I found a really cute coat rack item that fits perfectly by the door.

It's featured in this week's Hello Tuesday and is made by Newchurch.  The hall tree looks great in a hallway or in the foyer.  It's a super bargain as it comes in 4 versions for only 125L. You can add your own items in the bare version or use the added decor one.  It also comes in black with both renditions offered.  The cushion seat has different colour options with many poses available.  I thought it was a great deal.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Top: Decoy Emilia Cami (peach flowers)
Capris: Mutresse Caca pants with HUD

Bench: Newchurch Fiona Hall Tree (