So, a special time in my life is coming up…
I am getting married on 10-12-14.
I am so…
Excited. Nervous. Giddy. Stressed. Elated. Blessed. Busy. Etc…
I know it’s a little way off, but I have a lot of final preparations, and real life is going to be frantic, but wonderful over the next month. I have so much to get done, that I know I have to put a lot of my Second Life activities on the back burner, at least until real life calms down again. For the next month I will be going on a blogging break. I’m going to miss out on showing you so many wonderful things, but I know there are countless other bloggers that will get the job done exceptionally well (and usually far better than myself anyhow!).
I will also be disabling most of my social media accounts relatively soon as well, as I want no distractions during my wedding and honeymoon!
I will miss you all.
Sending hugs and love…and I’ll see you sometime in late October.
PS…the dress is from Rebel Hope. The jewelry is from Cae. The Hair is from Truth. The skin & mesh body is from Belleza. The eyelids are from SLink. The pose is from Ma Vie.
I met up with Plurk friend Caney Hambleton today for a little fall stroll on my residential sim Sunshine Mist. It was nice to enjoy the new fall scenery, as well as show off our new autumn attire from Coldlogic. I love this time of the year in Second Life because the fashion is always my favorite. So many cute things for cooler weather. I wish you all a happy autumn season! Thank you again Caney for being apart of my blog today!
On Caney (on the right):
Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Romy
Hair: Truth | Truth Hawks – Posy
Outfit: Coldlogic | Damien Fate & Janie Marlowe & Zyrra Falcone - Moravy Dress
Shoes: Fri.day | Darling Monday – Zoe Heels
Skin: Belleza | Shyla Diggs – Yasmin
Hair: Wasabi Pills | MissAllSunday Lemon – Rachel
Outfit: Coldlogic | Damien Fate & Janie Marlowe & Zyrra Falcone -
Shoes: Ingenue | Betty Doyle – Sheila Heels
Pose: oOo Studio | Olaenka Chesnokov – Best Ones
Location: Sunshine Mist
House: Haikei | qoOop
Radiator: Apple Fall | Warehousefifteendesigns (available at September’s Chapter 4 event)
Birdcage/Birds: Half Deer | Halogen Magic (available at September’s TLC)
Masks: The Loft | Colleen Desmoulins & Nardya Rousselot (available at September’s Collabor88)
Backgammon Table: 7 Emporium | Agustkov (available at September’s Arcade)
Old Radio: 7 Emporium | Agustkov (available at September’s Arcade)
Shoes: Fri.day | Darling Monday
Rug: Apple Fall | warehousefifteendesigns
Couch: Cheeky Pea | Isla Gealach (available at N0 21)
Postcard Shelf: Floorplan | Tegan Serin (available at N0 21)
Candle Sconces: Culprit | Eku Zhong (avalable at the H&G expo)
Coffee table: DIGS | Iris Maskelyne (available for The Neighborhood)
Flower Vase: Apple Fall | Warehousefifteendesigns (available at September’s Kustom 9)
Branches/Bowl: Plethora | PlethoraSL
Book Crate: Floorplan | Tegan Serin (available at N0 21)
Gilt Frame: Apple Fall | warehousefifteendesigns (available at September’s Arcade)
Cowboy Welcome Sign: 7 Emporium | Agustkov (available at September’s Arcade)
Side Table: DIGS | Iris Maskelyne (available for The Neighborhood)
Lamp: DIGS | Iris Maskelyne
Milk Jug/Willows: Cheeky Pea | Isla Gealach (available at N0 21)
Writing Desk/Chair: Dutchie | Froukje Hoorenbeek (available at the H&G expo)
Planks/Map: Floorplan | Tegan Serin (Available at Level Up!)
Pendant Garland: Cheeky Pea | Isla Gealach (available at N 21)
Lantern: Culprit | Eku Zhong (available at the H&G expo)
Ladder Table: Apple Fall | Warehousefifteendesigns (available at September’s Arcade)
Pumpkins: Cheeky Pea | Isla Gealach (available at N 21)
Postbox: Vespertine | Amelie Knelstrom
I am one of the lucky few who get a chance to show you all a teaser of the new Belleza mesh body. I have been lusting after Shyla’s flickr for weeks and weeks as she shows off teaser shots of this revolutionary creation.
I say revolutionary, because the mesh bodies have really made a huge difference in Second Life for both realism, help with editing photos (I seriously save so much time editing when wearing one of these amazing creations), etc… I have been a huge fan of the SLink physique body for a while now, and I would say I love both it, and the new Belleza equally so. They are both pristine quality, have gorgeous curves and smoothness, and each bring on their own unique character to their bodies. I used my liquify tool very minimally on this image, when normally I would have to liquify ever nook and cranny of my body. The body is perfection. Absolute perfection.
I can tell you so far that the Belleza body is coming very soon. (Rumor has it, sometime this week), and that it will be compatible with your SLink hands & feet, applier friendly, and so much more. I’m currently wearing the body with my Belleza Grace skin. I wish I could give you all more details, but they are beta testing with the bloggers for any technicalities before sending it off to you wonderful folks. They are using and abusing us. (You can tell I had to be talked into it eh?). I’m excited to bring you all more information soon as I find out more about this great soon to be release!
Pssst…the hair is from Truth!
So today on plurk (sorry mine is private, but feel free to add me!) we did this silly, introspective, yet relatively light hearted meme called “How Do You See Me?”. Most everyone who participated did it anonymously so that people could leave comments and such. I was pretty impressed that nearly everything said on mine was either positive, incredibly sweet, or honest & constructive. I think the most negative thing someone said was “Sometimes you annoy me.” and quite frankly, sometimes I annoy myself, so I was really not offended.
One thing the little exercise made me realize though was that I am notoriously bad about keeping to myself and not opening up to people. I kind of spend most my time alone on my platform, or with a few small select people in world. A person or two even commented saying that I’m one of the “cool kids” on plurk, and I had to laugh, because if they knew me, they’d know that quite honestly I’m alone most of the time, unless a Bean event is taking place.
Maybe I should learn to branch out more. Broaden my horizons. Not be afraid to open up in Second Life again, and meet new people, and socialize more. I think because I’ve been burned in the past, I’ve just learned to throw walls up that I need to learn to break down.
So here is my invitation to you. Reach out to me. Get to know me. Help me to be better about getting to know others in the community. That was the sole reason I started The Bean in the first place. Was to meet people around the world.
It’s just ironic that someone who owns a venue, and spend so much time on social networks, is honestly often times, alone.
Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Skye (available at September’s Round of The Arcade)
Hair: Truth | Truth Hawks – Posey
Mascara: Izzie’s | Izzie Button – I’m Not Feeling Well Tattoos
Eyes: IKON | Ikon Innovia – Perspective Eyes
Hands: SLink | Siddean Munro
Bodysuit/Skirt: Tee*fy | Azure Electricteeth – Tiffany Bodysuit & Katharine Skirt (available at September’s Collabor88)
Jewelry: Yummy | Polyester Partridge – Beaded Statement (available at September’s Collabor88)
Pose: Ma Vie | Mavi Beck