Made My Skin a Little Bit Thicker

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A little bit of a rant or musing to start things off today followed by a special giveaway to celebrate reaching 50 blog posts! Read on to find out about the giveaway!

Lately I have been reminiscing on some of the events of the past year or so. Remembering the people that have moved in and out of my life and the lessons I have taken from them. It is incredible what an influence some people have had in such a short time while other lessons came from mistakes or taking a wrong turn. My morning has been a bit quieter than usual as I remember those lessons.

I know my last few posts have been a bit more upbeat and summery cheerful, so this post probably seems a bit less peppy. As a human, I can only be cheerful for so long before another obstacle gets thrown in my path that tries to knock me down. But you know what? I will keep fighting for the happiness I know I deserve. Maybe I need a day or two to get back into gear, but I will never stop swinging my bat at each ball that tries to strike me out. So my adventure for today took me to a baseball field in Chicago where I practiced focusing on hitting each ball out of the park and refocusing my mind on what is important. What is that you ask? Well… Me.

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Now that might sound selfish, but consider this. If you spread yourself too thin, trying to please everyone you come across, you can never be happy because you have no time for yourself and what makes you happy. This was something I’ve had to learn and really, I’m still working on it. My health and happiness are first and foremost before I can be expected to help others. I will always make time for those who are closest to me; yet I have reevaluated who those people are and adjusted my priorities accordingly to give myself the best chance of smiling every day. Life is too short. Spend it doing what you love and with the people you love.

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So, you’re probably wondering by now if i will just get to the clothes I’m wearing. Don’t fret! Today I am wearing a fun T-shirt dress from Dark Water Designs that is currently at the Cart Sale in three colors and a couple solid knit versions. Included are five standard mesh sizes and fitted models for Belleza Isis & Venus, Slink Physique & Hourglass, Maitreya Lara, and TMP bodies. I really love how this dress fits and feels a bit sporty. The small clipping on the leg is really only visible because of the pose I used. Wear it to a game or at home while getting comfy on the couch. I paired it with some of my favorite sneakers from REIGN and was set for the day. Find this dress and more at the Cart Sale before it ends July 5th!

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Now on to the giveaway that I mentioned. My sponsors =EC Designs= and Mishmash Fusion have kindly donated a couple gift cards to help me mark the occasion of reaching 50 blog posts. The prizes are a 500L Gift Card to =EC Designs= and a 400L Gift Card for Mishmash Fusion. If you browse my blog and Flickr, you’ll see some of the items of theirs I have blogged in the past. How to enter to win? Comment below with what you enjoy doing in the summer and your secondlife username. I will be using a random name picker to select a winner who will be announced in the comments, Facebook Page, Plurk, and Twitter. Deadline to enter will be Saturday July 8th at 5:00PM SLT.

Until next time! ~ Autumn

Credits

Hair: TRUTH HAIR – Austen – reds ~ by Truth Hawks

Dress: Dark Water Designs – 69 Tee Dress, baby pink ~ by Shadowed Luik @ Cart Sale June 2017

Shoes: REIGN – ARIANNA SNEAKERS- FATPACK ~ by Kenadeecole Resident

My Body Details

Links — > Cart Sale, Mishmash Fusion, =EC Designs=

By the Beautiful Sea

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Hello lovelies! It has been a beautiful week here for me. At last, the sun is shining and it appears that summer is here to stay so I am enjoying a bit of the outdoor scene before the weather changes its mind. With new adventures coming my way, I decided I needed a few new things to stay comfy while traipsing about the grid.

The Cart Sale started up again June 21 and will run through July 5. Every item is only 10 lindens. Yes, you read that right. Only 10 lindens! So what do the merchants have in store for us? Lots of new clothes (female, male, and kids), furniture, and decor for outdoors are for sale for the event.

One of my first summer adventures was sailing out on the sea. I secured a boat, got it out on some water, then readied myself for a bright day out along the coast. My outfit is from {Ezmerelda’s} and is an omega applier look. The hat matches and has a resizer script so you can be sure to get the purrfect fit. Both outfit and hat can be found with matching slink nails at the Cart Sale. Remember, omega appliers work with many mesh bodies!

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After my seafaring adventure, I decided I needed some time in the backyard. I had purchased some pink wildflowers from Crys Secret Garden and wanted to get them planted as soon as possible. I also picked up a cute tent that is nice and shady for having cake and iced tea in the afternoon. Since I was just going to be at home, I decided to wear my new hot pants from Roped Passion and new top from The Little Bat. The hot pants comes in five standard mesh sizes and fitted mesh models for Belleza Venus and Isis, Slink Physique and Hourglass, Maitreya Lara, and TMP bodies. Different colors come with different words emblazoned on the booty. And well, purple has always been my color. The top comes with a HUD with twelve color options to match any outfit and includes five standard mesh sizes, Belleza Venus, Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique and Hourglass, and TMP sizes. I had no issues with fit with either piece on my Maitreya body but always try a demo!

 

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One of my friends helped me plant the flowers and set up the tent, so naturally I had to get cake for us to reward ourselves for our hard day’s work. Each cake from Dark Knight Decor comes in a version to dispense a cake slice and decor only version. I pulled out my new Deck Set from =EC Designs= to relax under the tent and eat our cake. This set has a small table, chair, and lounger in teak wood that is nice and sturdy for any type of weather. Both the chair and lounger come scripted with single female and male animations that should suit anyone’s taste. We both relaxed with our cake for the afternoon and admired the wildflowers.

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Oh and for the guys, if you were wondering about my buddy’s shorts, those are at the Cart Sale too. These shorts are from The Dark Fae and are designed for several of the popular male mesh bodies; sizes included fitted mesh models for Slink, Aesthetic, Adam, Signature, and Belleza’s Jake mesh bodies. Corvi has not only included sizing for all of these bodies, she’s made two versions, Loose and Tight, for each color so the fellas can find the perfect look and fit. Don’t miss out on these shorts while they are at bargain price!

That is all I have for you today but more is on the way! Enjoy some sun and new styles this weekend down at the Cart Sale and I will see you again soon. 🙂

Credits

~ Look One ~

Hair: TRUTH – Ambriel ~ by Truth Hawks (TRUTH VIP June 2017 Gift)

Hat: {Ezmerelda’s} – Sailor’s Sweetheart Hat {Deco-Navy} ~ by Ezmerelda Optera @ Cart Sale June 2017

Top/Bottoms: {Ezmerelda’s} – Sailor’s Sweetheart {Navy}{Omega Combo HUD} ~ by Ezmerelda Optera @ Cart Sale June 2017

Shoes: REIGN – FLIP FLOPS- FATPACK ~ by Kenadeecole Resident

~ Look Two Female~

Hair: Magika – 01 – Lush ~ by Sabina Gully

Top: !The Little Bat – Caylee Top w/ HUD ~ by Drusilla Dethly @ Cart Sale June 2017

Shorts: Roped Passions – Spank Itself Hawt Pants ~ by Herpassion Resident @ Cart Sale June 2017

Shoes: REIGN.- PATTERN FLIP FLOPS- FATPACK ~ by Kenadeecole Resident

My Body Details

~ Look Two Male ~

Shorts: The Dark Fae – Boat Drinks Shorts Brown ~ by Corvi Ashdene @ Cart Sale June 2017

~ Look Two Decor ~

Tent: Dark Knight Decor – Garden Party Tent (Raspberry Cotton Candy) @ Cart Sale June 2017

Chairs/Table: =EC Designs= – Deck Set – Teak ~ by Cara Lionheart & Jaxx Doulton @ Cart Sale June 2017

Flower Vase: Dark Knight Decor – Tulip/Lilac Arrangement Purples, v3 ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale June 2017

Bowl: [Park Place] – Burnt Orange Marbled Decorative Bowl ~ by Deann Dufaux @ Cart Sale June 2017

Cake: Dark Knight Decor – Lilac Ivory Cake ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale June 2017

Basket: [Park Place] – Magazine Basket – Brown Weave ~ by Deann Dufaux @ Cart Sale June 2017

Flowers: Crys Secret Garden – Pink Wildflower Patch(Original Mesh) ~ by Crystaleen Laval @ Cart Sale June 2017

Links — > Cart Sale, =EC Designs=

Baby Just You Shut Your Mouth

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Hey everyone! Fantasy Faire has been running for the past week or so and will be closing soon.  I have been stuck in university research land but I was able to get into Fantasy Faire to grab a few things.  The exciting news is that Mishmash Fusion is in Fantasy Faire for the first time and has so much to choose from! So, naturally, I had to share something. 🙂

One of my favorite new pieces from Mishmash Fusion is Chained Orient. This dress is perfect for roleplaying in an asian inspired sim…Well, certain parts of town. Ladies, even if you don’t roleplay, you will have your S.O. drooling as you strut around or bend down in this sexy number. I am wearing Tai in this picture and the blue stands out beautifully against the dark red, brown, and gold of the hall. Chained Orient comes in sizes fitted for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique & Hourglass, Belleza Freya, Isis, & Venus; eBody, and a size for standard fitmesh. Six color options are available to pick from in exquisite reds, purples, blue, and neutrals. Be sure to check it out and all the other gorgeous new pieces Myst made for Fantasy Faire!

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The fairelands will be closing soon for the year so don’t miss out! Until next time lovelies. ❤

Credits

Hair: Magika – 01 – Sparkle ~ by Sabina Gully (slightly color modified to match the buns from Truth) AND…

Buns/Chopsticks: TRUTH HAIR Birdie – reds ~ by Truth Hawks

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Chained Orient – Tai ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Fantasy Faire 2017 on Fallen Sands

My Body Details

Links — > Mishmash Fusion, Fantasy Faire Catalogue