Tuesday, August 30, 2016

. byrd island .

Every so often I like to take a step back and reevaluate how I spend my time in Second Life. Usually this comes after a period of not being able to log in for a while due to a busier RL. I've been in SL in a really long time, longer than I sometimes like to admit lol, and because I have been it becomes easy to take for granted some days. I find when I'm spending a lot of time here, day after day, I get so wrapped up in shopping, which event is next and do I really need that whole gacha collection?(definitely...not really...kinda...no...but it's so cute...why not?!).

All those things are fun for sure and the work that goes into making some of those items blows my mind! I wouldn't even know where to start but even the work that goes into creating I sort of become numb to in the dash to hit up the next event or release. I feel like I've become spoiled with all that's available to buy that I forget why I love SL in the first place which is the relationships I've become a part of and getting to see inside such amazingly creative minds.

Something I used to enjoy, but haven't done in so long, is just exploring sims all you wonderful people have put your heart into creating! So today I left my little pixel purse at home lol and set out for an adventure! I came across Byrd Island by looking through Linden's Destination Guide. It's truly such a sweet, calm yet mysterious place. Something I usually forget to do is set my time of day to estate time but thankfully here I did because it adds to the whole experience. So if you decide to visit, don't be a Charlotte, change your wind light! lol

The sim description from the website is as follows

"Welcome to Byrd Island. Take a step back in time to explore this once inhabited island. The lighthouse keeper and his family abruptly left the island never to return. Could it have been the birds, or something else? Byrd Island is now open for tours. Check the schedule for the next ferry from the mainland" 

Ohhh, kiiiinda eerie right? lol I know, That's why I decided to check it out!

There were plenty of photo opportunities but I fell in love with this raised lawn area under huge shady trees where leaves whirled around me and that overlooked a small orchard. It's really just a beautiful little area to take a breath and enjoy the silence, which is exactly what I did. All my blabbing is really just to say, I think it's time for me to really enjoy more of what SL has to offer again. I'm going to appreciate the time I have to log in spending it with the ones I care about and exploring these beautiful worlds within a world that you guys have created without feeling like I need to constantly keep up somehow. There's a time for all that (don't worry, I'll still get my shop on here and there too! lol). It does a lot of good to reevaluate sometimes.


So why did the lighthouse keeper and his family leave the island? Maybe it was the birds as it's suggested; I'm not sure, but I know they wouldn't have driven me away. Byrd Island is lovely, birds (byrds!) and all!

Destination: Byrd Island

Thursday, June 30, 2016

. adventure .

If you think adventure is
try routine, it is lethal

~ Paulo Coelho


: Wearing :

Hair: little bones. True {Available at No21}
Dress: ISON Sahara Wrap Dress (Nude) {Available at Uber}
Foot Jewelry : Just Design Sahara Jewels {Available at Uber}
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Octavia Star Pearl
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Kirenna Teardrop Pearl
Ears: MANDALA Steking Unisex

: Scene Decor :

junk. desert tent. {Available at Uber}
Kalopsia Vintage Dune Buggy {Available at Uber}
Apple Fall Elderflower Cordial
Apple Fall Handbag & Scarf
Apple Fall Canvas Tote
Apple Fall Books & Map
Zigana. rug stripe.
Zigana. banjo gypsy.
Zigana. branch light (modified)
[we're CLOSED] vases field
(iTuTu) enamel teapot
  dust bunny . beach bag tribal
dust bunny . shade umbrella
{anc} mist cloud [sungold]
{anc} happy end park . pennant garland

: Pose :

Kirin - Mika Pose 6

Monday, June 27, 2016

. feel the sunshine .

Don't just hear but listen to the birds sing
mimic their tune even when you have no tone of your own
laugh at and find joy in the silly things you do when no one is watching
twirl until you're dizzy in delight
Don't just view but appreciate the beauty of a flower
allow the wind to mess up your hair 
have a conversation with yourself 
because, after all, you do give amazing advice
and instead of turning away and shielding your eyes
lift your chin and feel the sunshine


: Wearing :

Dress: *{Junbug}* Grace (blush)
Hair: Lamb. Want You  
Hair Flowers: [Wishbox] Rose Crown (champagne)
Necklace: Cae :: Juno :: Necklace

: Scene Decor :

HPMD* Garden Tree 06
HPMD* Colored Bushes 
Studio Skye Enchanted Pond 
Studio Skye Enchanted Woods
Heart Ox Eye Daisies 
LAQ Decor Stone Plates
{what next} Tree Swing Pose Prop
-tres blah- Fairy Whispers and Daisies (modified)
8f8 Silent Conversations Koi Kohaku
Just Animals Small Birds - Mesh

: Pose :

Kirin - Hanami Pose 3 1

Thursday, April 14, 2016

. music speaks .

There are times when you can't quite put into words the chaos that swirls inside of your head
You do your best to connect letters and even try to string them together yet, somehow, they always fall short...
Luckily for us...
Where words fail, music speaks
And it often speaks far louder and with much more assurance


: Wearing :

Lingerie: .::Dead Dollz::. Promise - Black
Hair: ""D!va"" Hair "Ana"
Headphones: 22769 ~ [homme] Headphones Vintage Blooming
Tattoos:[White~Widow] Dark Shadows & [White~Widow] Veritgo - Black - Legs (Gacha Item)
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Mesh Hands:  Slink AvEnhance Hands Female - Elegant

: Build :

Trompe Loeil - Yara Treehouse {Available at Collabor88}

: Pose :

Kirin - Aya Pose 8

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

. plague doctor .


: Wearing :

Dress: - tres blah - Bustier Dress - Dice {Available at Collabor88}
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Pinup Peeps ( Midnight )
Hair: Exile: Memory Bliss
Mask: Trident Plague Mask ( Black )
Head Accessory: LaGyo_Lore Headpiece Antoinette {Available at Collabor88}
Flowers: *katat0nik* Metal Flower Fan ( Set of 3 Colors) {Available at Collabor88}

: Scene Decor :

floorplan. arrow scroll
[ContraptioN] Grandfather Clock: Cycle of Sorrow Rare ( Past gacha item )
Vagabond & Kalopsia - Flying Leaves - Dream ( From pearl's lace set )
Studio Skye Windswept Tree

: Pose :

Kirin - TSS Gift 4

: Location :

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

. bonne annee .

A new year means a new me right?
New and improved.
Goodbye old me and hello someone better.
Someone more organized
more fit
more daring
more confident?
Not this time.
A new year means the same ol' me.
Improving on those things about myself I already love
I won't be better because who I am now is just fine
I may pick up a new habit or two
and by the end of the month I may forget what those were
I'll try to hold my head up high just as I did before
It's a new year and I'll continue being wonderful me.

Bonne Annee


: Wearing:

Hair: Magika - Reading
Dress Outfit: *agapee* Amy Outfit flower white {Available at Kustom9}
~Purchase based on dress color included is a texture change hud for coat and scarf
Shoes:  fri.day Vega.Booties (Camel) {Available at Kustom9}

: Decor :

BUENO - Mug - First Coffee (Gacha Item) {Available at Kustom9
[ keke ] bright star {Available at Kustom9}
[ keke ] star crown - princess {Available at Kustom9}
[ keke ] star crown - queen {Available at Kustom9}
[ keke ] we're the ones we've been waiting for {Available at Kustom9}
Kalopsia - Bright'n'Boho Skull Lamp Rare (Gacha Item) {Available at Kustom9
Kalopsia - Lace Curtain
Apple Fall - Reaching Plant (Gacha Item)
floorplan. leaning book stack
{vespertine} - hare automata. (Gacha Item)
{vespertine} - golden bird (Gacha Item)
(fashionably dead) Cat - 12 Curious (Gacha Item)
LISP - Mesh - Faded Summer Rug - Baby Blue
Soy. Table with Drawers (Aged Dark)
- tres blah - Eclectic Collection - Roses (Gacha Item)
Fancy Decor . House of Postcards (Gacha Item)
 flowey's original poster/Vintage Edition - Bonne Annee
Zigana . banjo . oh my stars! (Gacha Item)
Cheeky Pea - East Side Triangle Mirror

: Build :

dust bunny . sleepless attic . skybox .{Available at Collabor88}

: Pose :

(marukin) [vivid] good girl still good {Available at Collabor88}

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

. lotte's bakery .

One of my very favorite traditions of the holiday season is all the festive baking that takes place! I love to tie on my cutest apron, cover the kitchen in flour, and laugh at my horribly misshapen snowflake and gingerbread men cookies. Oops! hehe What makes it even better is getting to share all your yummy creations with the people you love. With all that said, I'm off to do some more baking now, shortbread and hazlenut cookies, mmm!


: Decor :

Sari-Sari - Gingerbread Cake {Available at Christmas on 34th Street}
* This is a gift giving theme event, so this cake comes in a transfer gift box. If you intend on gifting it, be sure not to rez, open or unpack the box it comes in or you'll lose it's transfer permission. The cake itself is copy/mod.*
Sari-Sari - Traditional Christmas - Angel Candles {Available at The Arcade Gacha Event}
dust bunny . robin nest . natural {Available at The Arcade Gacha Event}
dust bunny . shortbread cookies {Available at The Arcade Gacha Event}
dust bunny . basket table
dust bunny . hanging table
B.C.C. Emma's sweet kitchen kettle A {Available at The Arcade Gacha Event}
-tres blah- Cozy Winter - Snowman Figurine {Available at The Arcade Gacha Event}
tarte. twig snowflake {Available at The Arcade Gacha Event}
[DDD] Poinsettia Pot - Classic Red
[DDD] Garland
Lisp - Gift boxes and Tins
Lisp - Mistletoe Decor
{vespertine}- frostwoods pop up book
{what next} Box of Cookies
{what next} Wintery Porch Sign
{what next} Flakey the Snowman {Available at The Arcade Gacha Event}
{what next} Winter Bike (decor) {Available at The Arcade Gacha Event}
Apple Fall Butlers' Tray Table
Apple Fall : Portobello Corner Store
HPMD* Color Lights
Consignment The Trilbury Roadster (yellow) {Available at The Arcade Gacha Event}
=Druid Designs= Antique Street Lamp
[ba] Snowy Holiday Wreath and Garland
[ba] Holiday Wreath
Studio Skye - Enchanted Woods
floorplan. row house / mint
floorplan. row house / sage
floorplan. row house / butter