Apr 2, 2012


First off, sorry for that mediocre shot today.  My computer/internet/viewer were all giving me a good fit last night….

I immediately smiled when I saw this dress from Ivalde.  A few reasons to why really.  Ivalde is a store that has been a staple in the Second Life community for many years now.  A store that nearly anyone recognizes, and we probably all have something from Ivalde hiding in our inventories somewhere.  I love seeing long time stores still making pretty items in Second Life.

The second reason I smiled when I saw this dress was the name.  It’s called “Nora.”  My great grandmother’s name was Nora.  She was a really spectacular lady with a lot of grace, beauty, and intelligence.  I just knew I had to blog this dress because it made me think of her.  I could imagine her wearing something beautiful like this when she was younger.  So fitting for the 1950s.  Sometimes, I like to imagine what life was like back then.  Wouldn’t it be neat to time travel?  I’d love to go back and visit family members when they were younger.  When they were still alive, and full of vibrance and life.  It really is something neat to think about.

Just a little note on my shoes and hair that Im wearing today.  Both can be found this week at The Truth District’s 50% off sale. (You have to be in the group to get the sale price on the items)  These shoes from GOS are really cool.  They are part of the Pimp Your Pumps line that GOS features, and are a cute little pair of buckled flats.  You can change the colors of every part of this shoe.  You can get them for a great price right now, so I certainly recommend them. Gospel Voom makes some of the best shoes in Second Life, and I must say their customer service is also really great.  I had a really good experience this weekend, so they come highly recommended from me!

My hair is the newest release from TRUTH.  It comes as two options.  The way I am wearing it above, or there is a mesh attachment that drapes over your shoulders that goes with it.  I personally like the hair as an up do, without the attachment, but both ways work nicely.

Enough of my notorious rambling.  Have a great start to your week!


Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Auralee – Carrot

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Shimmer – Blue

Lashes: Beetlebones | Suetabulous Yootz – Dollface (mesh) – Black

Dress: Ivalde | Neferia Abel – Nora – White

Shoes: GOS | Gospel Voom – Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Buckle Ballet

Pose: Adorkable Poses | Adorkable Peapod

Location: Armenelos

Mar 31, 2012

TUTORIALS: Taking High Quality Photographs

I’ve put together a pretty standard tutorial on How to Take High Quality Photographs in Second Life.  I hope it helps you!  I’ve included some information on my computer specifications that I use, how to set your graphics settings up, anisotrophic filtering, camera restraints, and also some recommendations on other blogger tutorials to take a look at! I hope it helps you, and anyone you come across along the way! :)

Mar 31, 2012

Reflection on a Saturday Afternoon

I love the weekends.  A chance to unwind, relax, and reflect on the past week.  What a busy week it was, filled with all sorts of odds and ends.  It was nice to head over to the adorable Felix Cove Cafe, and relax with a cup of hot chocolate, and a good magazine.  No one was around, so it was the perfect quiet Saturday afternoon, and a chance to reflect on a lot of the things coming up in my life.

Have you been to the Felix Cove Cafe before?  It’s on the sim that the furniture store DIGS is on, and it’s quite fantastic.  Let me tell you a little about both.  DIGS is owned by the incredibly lovely Miss Iris Maskelyne.  I absolutely love her furniture.  The couch i’m sitting on above is from DIGS, and I also own another couch, a bed, and a rug from DIGS.  All three are the highest quality, and have an incredible collection of poses to choose from.  If you are in the market for new furniture, her items are certainly worth taking a peek at.  They come in a variety of types, colors, textures, etc… She also has some great prefabs, including some absolutely beautiful skyboxes.

As for the Felix Cove Cafe, if you are looking for a tranquil place to come and relax, it is the absolute perfect little venue.  Iris mentioned that she had a lot of live events in the past, but due to her furniture store keeping her busy it’s quieted down a bit.  I look at this as a positive thing, because it now offers a great little venue to find some peace and quiet with a friend or loved one.  The venue is decorated to near perfection, and has the perfect ambiance to it.

So there you have it! A great furniture store, and a great little cafe for you to check out on this lovely spring weekend!  I hope you have a good one! <3


Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural

Hair: Elikatira | Elikapeka Tiramisu – Caramel – Red 05

Freckles: L. Fauna | Launa Fauna – Extra Freckles – Dark

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Shimmer – Blue

Lashes: Beetlebones | Suetabulous Yootz – Dollface (mesh) – Black

Glasses: Bitch. | Maxwell Graf – Mesh BC Frames – Black (only 1 linden!)

Nails: Leverocci | Jin Elfan – Round Nails (mesh) – Scarlet Plain

Top: coldLogic | coldLogic Resident – Weiss – Tropic

Jeans: Maitreya | Onyx Leshelle – Maitreya Zipper Skinny Jeans  #2

Feet: SLink | Siddean Munro – Barefeet Mesh Flat

Couch/Pose: DIGS | Iris Maskelyne

Location: Felix Cove Cafe


Mar 30, 2012


So… I had a moment last night.  Yes. A moment.  I stopped by Elikatira to pick up her two new beautiful hair releases (yup! That’s one of them in the pic!) and when I demoed my hair I took a look at my ears and realized they were RIDICULOUSLY small.  Like…baby small. It was pretty funny because my plurk/fellow blogger friend  Cady was standing there and I’m pretty sure she got a big kick out of how shocked I was.

Needless to say, I have adjusted my ears to make them a little more proportional (how did it take me over 4 years to not realize this?), and I’ve now adorned them with a pair of adorable earrings from Undefined Lilies. She has these cute earrings up for sale in a variety of colors.  I love how delicate they are.

I also wanted to point out my lashes.  I. Love. My. Lashes.  I’ve been wearing them for a few weeks now and can’t take them off.  They are from Beetlebones, they are mesh, and the pack comes with all sorts of styles.  They are unlinked so that you can adjust them and play with the angles/sizing to make them fit you perfectly.  I am so pleased with them!

I hope you are all as excited as I am that it is FRIDAY! :)


Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural

Freckles: L. Fauna | Launa Fauna – Extra Freckles – Dark

Hair: Elikatira | Elikapeka Tiramisu – Daffodil – Red 05

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Shimmer – Blue

Lashes: Beetlebones | Suetabulous Yootz – Dollface (mesh) – Black

Earrings: Undefined Lilies | Liliana Barrs – Bramble – Dark Purple/Gold

Mar 29, 2012

Spring Embrace

One of my favorite Second Life home designers, Miss Ulaa Coronet has just recently released a spring themed cottage for you all to enjoy!  I unfortunately, have no place to rez the home currently, but liked it so much that I snuck over to the store to snap some photos to share with you.

The Spring Embrace Cottage from Funky Junk, is lovely, detailed, and perfect for the changing warmer weather.  If you are extra girly you will especially like it because it is VERY PINK!  The cottage is 118 prims (or if you use the adorable accessories included 194), has a reasonable footprint of 17 x 14, and is mod/copy.  Some of the accessories include a gorgeous fireplace, animated front porch swing, and some cute little birdhouses. On the interior you will find a great downstairs area, and a ladder leading to a cozy loft.  Also, on the back side of the cottage is a little sunroom which was my favorite feature of the house.  You could fill it with all sorts of assorted spring items!

If you are in the market for a new home for spring, this is certainly one that I would recommend checking out!