Summer Candy

The latest creation by b[ELLE] made me think of summer candy — the candy necklaces, dots stuck on paper and strips of sugary gel.

The Sweethearts Dress comes with a HUD and all of the patterns are unique and fun. I had a hard time choosing my favorite, but the 3D look on the hearts print really stands out.

Born to be Mild

I’m a total klutz in both worlds. Every time I try to fly or drive in SL, I run into things. But this scooter was too cute–and cheap– to pass up. And I can stand still and pose on it!

There are three Fifty Linden Friday items from 08/16/19 in this shot. They are noted as FLF below.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Magika — Rowan
  • Jacket/Top — Pixicat — Biker Top. FLF. Both black and brown jackets included with multi-choice HUD for top.
  • Jeans — Blueberry — Evie Jeans
  • Boots — Friday — Shadow Boots, Storm. FLF
  • Sunglasses — Nanika — Daria Sunglasses
  • Scooter — what next — Vacanza wearable scooter. There are two separate HUD options, pastels and darks. This is from the pastel collection. FLF
  • Location — Malaika Park
  • Lighting — Nacon’s Afternoon, Lumipro, Photoshop

Strawberry Time

I went to the Farmer’s Market today to pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables. The strawberries were so plump and juicy that I sat down to eat a few before I went back home. Mmmm….closing my eyes and inhaling the fresh scents around me before taking a bite.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Lara Hurley — Cerise
  • Hair — Truth –Daphne
  • Top/Shorts — Rebel Hope — Beth Mesh Shorts and Mara Mesh Halter, Strawberry
  • Wreath — ERSCH –Strawberry Panic Wreath 1
  • Earrings — Miss LT — Strawberry Earrings
  • Pose/Surround — JINX — Strawberry Pickers. It is worn as an attachment and also has an AFK option. On sale currently at Redeux for 50L
  • Location — Costa do Sol, Green Acres
  • Lighting — Thalia Light, 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

Spotlight on Magika Rowan

Magika just released this new hairstyle called Rowan. I’ve just found my new favorite braided style.

Not only is this hair new, but the HUD has been completely re-programmed. Everything loads much more quickly and the tint picker options can be imported and exported. Now you can save your favorite tints and use them again and again! More information available from the Magika group.

I don’t usually do an extra post in a day, but I had to rush this one to the blog and Flickr. It’s marvelous!

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

Goldfish Bowl

This photo shoot started with an Around the Grid in 80 Days hunt item from Lunar Seasonal Designs. The prize was a lovely goldfish bowl, which I was able to enlarge and swim inside. This rock is perfect for lounging and the goldfish and I are having a lovely visit. I’m sure it gets lonely swimming around and around by himself.