The Magic of Reading

I love books! Reading a book can be so magical; it can whisk me away to new places, even while I’m stuck at home. When I’m not in world, I do a lot of reading.

This wonderful Paper Magic pose prop set was on sale last weekend at Disorderly for 75L. The flying pose I got free at a past La Vie en Pose event. It isn’t too late to grab some free poses at the current La Vie en Pose, which is open until April 25, 2020. The gifts are quite generous!

  • Body — Maitreya
  • Head — Genus Project — Classic
  • Hair — Truth — Astra
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Delina, Biscuit shade
  • Glasses — Role Optic — SG 31 Sunny Women’s, available on Marketplace
  • Outfit — Witchwood — T-Shirt, Ostara Boho Tee and Ombre Denim Shorts. These are from the most recent Witchwood Hunt. Prices per item varied but all were 25L or less.
  • Shoes — Basta! Footwear — Just summer flats, Rose/Gold. Past sale item
  • Pose — *AAP*— Free to Fly. Past event GIFT.
  • Props — Disorderly — Paper Magic. 75L this past weekend on the Saturday Sale
  • Bookcase — Mistique — Library bookcase. I know I got this on sale, but don’t remember when.
  • Book Stack — Sways — Willow stack of books, boho.
  • Hanging Lamp — 3rd Eye Perceptions — Dusklight Lantern. There were three options in the pack and they were on sale this past 50L Energy Weekend sale. They are still available as of this posting.
  • Lighting — Jean’s Gothic Winter, Lumipro and Photoshop
  • Location — Private Home

Unicorn

I didn’t notice the unicorn behind me until I developed my film. What a nice surprise!

I got the dress I’m wearing in the Spring Hunt. It’s by Seniha and there are prizes from other stores, too. I love the sparkly pink fabric!

  • Body — Maitreya
  • Head — Genus Project — Classic
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Delina, Biscuit shade
  • Lipstick — Cheap & Chic — Juicy Lipstick
  • Hair — Lamb — Brunette — Heart with Roses and Crown. On sale this weekend, 75L
  • Dress — Seniha — Dalia Dress v2. Current Spring Hunt Prize, 15L.
  • Swing — Raindale — Meadowtwirl v2. On sale this weekend for 50L
  • Wisteria — Love — Wisteria Tree. Part of a set of trees. On sale this weekend for 50L
  • Unicorn — Love Everlasting
  • Lighting — A mix of Windlight settings, Lumipro and Photoshop
  • Location — Private Home

Marking Time

Strange Treasure

Some strange treasure washed up on me beach. It be holdin’ a bit o’ the briny deep without leakin’ out. Shiver me timbers down to me bones!

Living Green

This post was inspired by something in real life. My favorite breakfast spot has a living wall near the entrance. I came across a living wall for sale in SL and knew I had to do something with it. I created this tableau using just a few of the green things in my inventory. I collect green things! The bunny is there because I have a thing for bunnies :).

  • Broken Mesh Wall — Gummi’s Flower Shop. I purchased this as a second hand Gacha on Marketplace
  • Ivy — Urban Spirit — Mesh Ivy. 50L on Marketplace.
  • Living Wall — Mithral — Living Wall Display, light
  • Chair — Park Place — Midtown Egg Chair. Green is one of 6 color options on the HUD
  • Coffee Table — Mithral — Terrarium Coffee Table, light
  • Lamp — Botanica — Art Nouveau Floor Lamp, green
  • Sprinkler — Backbone — Lawn Sprinkler
  • Bunny — JIAN — Straight Eared Bunny, Static. Part of a set.
  • Grass — Kidd — Short Mowed Lawn
  • Location — Private property
  • Lighting — a blend of Places Abracadabra and Still life, Photoshop

Love the Beach, Hate the Sand

I really need to work on my inventory, but here I am sweeping sand off my deck again. I love living on the beach but the sand is a pain in my castle!

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, apricot
  • Hair — Wasabi — Edie
  • Dress — !gO! — Rachel Apron Dress. This was a gacha prize, 75L
  • Pose — Lorien — Sweep Chore Broom, Take a Rest. 60L on Marketplace. Adjusted slightly with Animare
  • Backdrop — Lounge Chairs are by Soy, “Outdoor Chaise Lounger” and the house is Beachcomber’s Cabin by Simple Things.
  • Location — private home
  • Lighting and Extra Sand Details — Phototools Epi Vintage Light, Photoshop
    • Note on lighting: I loved the shadows in Epi Vintage but it has a yellowish caste, as do many of the Windlight settings. I countered this with a blue filter in Photoshop to bring out truer tones.

Hanging Out in the Bayou

It’s hot. It’s muggy. It’s a perfect day to sit barefoot in the shade of a big old tree, feeling the breeze come off the river. A tall, cold glass of lemonade would taste great right about now!

I lived at Bayou Chat Noir for over a year. The entire sim is like an art project and is just stunning. I highly recommend a visit!

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, apricot
  • Hair — Lamb — Miami
  • Top/Capris — Lapointe & Bastchild Swear — Daisy Bralet and Capris. Currently on sale for 99L each piece at the Flourish Event
  • Pose — JIAN — Camp Anawanna firepit and logs
  • Location — Bayou Chat Noir, down by the river
  • Lighting — TOR Sunrise Defenderz 1, Lumipro, Photoshop

The Wild Coast

I love wild, untamed beaches. They remind me of childhood vacations in New England. I’ve been creating a wild beach on my Homestead. It’s my happy place.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya — Laura
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, apricot
  • Hair — Pr!tty — Avy, browns. This was a gift at Chapter 4 last year. Yes, I just opened the box!
  • Top — Have Unequal — Valerie Top, White. This was also a 2018 Chapter 4 gift
  • Shorts — Siss Boom — jealous in brown. I got this as a sale item last year.
  • Pose — Le Poppycock — Shipwreck — Off the Coast. Gacha item, 75L
  • Location — Private property
  • Lighting — Euphoria Sunset #2, Lumipro, Just a touch of Photoshop to brighten it

The Blogger at Home

I am spending the day at home catching up on my blogging. I try to work a few days ahead. I actually write two blogs — one in SL and a real life book review blog. Don’t tell me about any amazing sales and freebies today. I need to get some work done!

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Truth — Bewkie, browns
  • Top — Hilly Haalan — Sandra Shirt. Comes with a many colored HUD
  • Capris — The Secret Store — Bonnie Capri Pants, black. I love the detailing on these pants. They are my favorite capris!
  • Table/Stool, Pose — kusshon — kopenhagen working desk
  • Computer — Lok’s — 1 Prim Desktop Computer
  • Location — My home. The house shown here is by Greymoon Designs, Harbor Beach House V1
  • Lighting — Nacon’s Natural Noon, Lumipro, Photoshop and sunbeams built into the house

Hovering

When I get invited to a party, I’m usually off in the corner observing the festivities. Yes, I’m an introvert and proud of it!

This photo features an item I found in the current Cookie Jar Hunt. It’s Cookie Jar‘s 8th anniversary and there are some really great freebies and gifts.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Analog Dog — Berry, light browns. This was a free gift at a hair event a few years ago.
  • Jumpsuit — Legendaire — Nadia Jumpsuit. HUD included.
  • Shoes — Legendaire — Anastacia heels. HUD included.
  • Jewelry — Brii Underground — Kalina earrings and necklace, part of the Kalina outfit
  • Pose — Michigan’s Shack — Let’s Celebrate Balloon sitter with poses. FREE gift from the Cookie Jar Hunt
  • Backdrop — Ex-POSE-ur — Balloon Dreams.
  • Location — Backdrop Cove
  • Lighting — B5 Shadow Dancing, Lumipro, just a touch of brightening in Photoshop