A world of thanks

This month, we celebrate Veterans/Remembrance Day, and Thanksgiving.  While I personally only like a few holidays out of the year, these two have a special meaning to me, as a US Navy veteran & as someone who lost a parent last year.   Even though my military enlistment was short, I am thankful for all of the life lessons that I gained during my training, and the friends that  I made.  I’m thankful for having a chance to fix misunderstandings with my Mother, before she passed away in 2017.  I’m thankful for my family, my in-laws, and my honorary family members (friends) who have supported me, through the good times and bad.  I’m thankful for all of those who have served in the military, who are serving now, and who are considering serving their country in the future.  I will remember those are still Missing In Action, and those who are POW’s who haven’t come home yet.   In the virtual world, I’m thankful for my partner, Josh, who is also my  real life best friend.   I’m thankful for the friends I’ve made in the 10+ years I’ve been on Second Life, who at  times have been closer to me than people I’ve known for much longer.   I’m also thankful for the friends I’ve made in other online communities, such as LiveJournal, Myspace (remember that?  lol), and Facebook, as they have become a part of my extended family as well.

Today’s entry was photographed at Clear Creek Outfitters’ “Holiday Display”, which currently has a Thanksgiving theme!

Photoshoot location:  Holiday Display at Clear Creek Outfitters

Pose:  “Couple 270” by Purple Poses

My outfit:  “Francis” jeans, Halloween boots (gift), and “Melana” top by Hilly Haalan 

My hair:  “Ciara” (VIP gift) by TRUTH

Josh’s shirt:  “Relaxed Fit Shirt (HUD Driven)” by ILLI

Josh’s jeans:  “Loose Straight Jeans Homme Indigo” by ::K::

Josh’s shoes:  from the “Batman” outfit by Envious

Josh’s hair:   “Tyler” by Wasabi

 

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My hero (in honor of Batman Day)

This blog is dedicated to my super hero – my partner, Josh

Today is Batman Day, where the world honors one of the most beloved crime fighters & champions of justice, Batman.  Growing up, my personal favorite super hero was Wonder Woman (and still is), but I also loved the compassion that Batman showed to the people he looked after, and even towards his enemies at times.

In the virtual world, one of my heroes is my partner, Josh.  He is someone that I know in real life as well, for many years, and as most people have learned, I refer to him as my “second husband” in RL.  This is because he isn’t just a friend, he’s a spiritual soulmate, along with being an honorary member of our family.  No matter what my family was going through, he was there for us, and remains so to this day.  His loyalty, and support for us, never needs to be questioned.

Josh’s outfit:

Hair:  “Tyler” by Wasabi

Shirt: “Batman” by :.Envious.:

Tank top:  “Men’s Jersey Tank Pack – Catman / Repeat ” by .:{ Aurora’s Closet }:.

Jeans:  “Loose Straight Jeans Homme Indigo” by ::K::

My outfit:

Hair:  “No_Cheat_ by No.Match

Top: “Dirty Princess Harness Tee & Shorts {Superhero} ” by *An@rchy Ink*

Skirt:  ” Fleur ~ Denim Mini Skirt with HUD” by .:{ Aurora’s Closet }:.

Shoes:   “Sofie Tiptoe Sneakers with HUD” by .:{ Aurora’s Closet }:.

 

 

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When no one is looking ..

Hair:  “No_Nothing” (unicorn) by No.Match , at the Cosmopolitan Event (until Sept 8)

Outfit:  “Nadi” outfit by .:{Aurora’s Closet }:.

Bedroom suite:  “White Lace and Antique Pewter Bedroom Set” by La Galleria

Pose:  “Jumping Over Hurdle” by Ulrika Zugzwang

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Hair:  “Yuko” (VIP gift) by TRUTH

Headphones:  “Pride Headphones (white)” by Figure 8 Mainstore

Top: “Ladies Tube Top (orange lace) by .:{Aurora’s Closet}:.

Pants:  “Ladies Zip Trousers/Pants (black) by .:{Aurora’s Closet}:.

Shoes: “ROSIE buckle heels -Pride (black)” by .:{Aurora’s Closet }:.

Furniture:  White Roll Arm and Distressed Wood Living Set by La Galleria

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Shirt:  ” Human / Lotsa Love” (female shirt pack) by .:{Aurora’s Closet}:.

Hair:  “One Way or Another” by EXILE

Pose: “Boys Don’t Make Passes” by {NANTRA}

Tattoo:  “Wafa” by Letis Tattoo 

Furniture: “White and Marble Dinner Party Kitchen” by La Galleria

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Summer Style

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Dress:  “Elisa” frilled dress by Aurora’s Closet

Shoes“Soleil Sandals” by Boo’s Designs

Hair:  “Allegra” by Wasabi // HAIR (FLF Exclusive)

Necklace: “Triple Tear – Turquoise” by EarthStones

Mesh head: “Catya” by Catwa

Mesh body:  “Lara” by Maitreya

Skin: ” :: Niska : 6 – Cinnamon ::” by Lumae

Photo shoot location:  Comhar Free Public Photo Studio, Garden and Caves

Natural beauty

Spring is doing its best to shine through my neck of the woods (if the snow would only go away!), so it’s time to change out the Winter wardrobe. This means switching out sweaters and jeans, for shorts and tank tops, and even trying on new swimwear!  Lakes are a popular destination in the Spring, as the mountain air is still just as crisp, but the ground is greener, and new life emerges around the forests.  😀

 

Outfit:  “Breeze ~ Ladies Beach Outfit with HUD” by Aurora’s Closet (shown in Apple)

This comes in 5 Classic Sizes with Alpha Layer ;  a HUD with 8 textures – all for 199L
Belleza Isis, Freya & Venus
Slink Hourglass & Physique
Tonic Curvy & Fine, Ebody
TMP and Maitreya

Group gift version of the outfit:  “Breeze (in Waves)” by Aurora’s Closet

Hair:  “Bewkie” (group gift) from TRUTH hair

Mesh body:  “Freya” by Belleza

Skin:  “Niska” (in Cinnamon) by Lumae

Eyes:  “Jaded Eyes – Autumn Song ” by Poetie Colors

 

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I’m lucky to have found you!

This month, the Clear Creak Outfitters vendors will be hosting a sim wide Shamrock Hunt, throughout the month of March!  The participating stores are Suzy’s Bakery, Stormy Days, Stillwater Railroad, Nzuri Fashion, and Liefde Designs.  Also available is the Guinness Chocolate Cake, from Suzy’s Bakery, which is on sale at the shop for 150L.   Dublin Shamrock had to have a look around, and let’s just say, the hunt prizes and the cake made his return to Second Life that much sweeter!

 

Photo locations:

Clear Creek Outfitters

Suzy’s Bakery at CCO

Amani Resort (bakery and playground)

 

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A flexible resolution

Like many, one of my resolutions this year is to improve my health.  One of the ways I like to exercise is to dance.  I’m not a professional by any means, but I do enjoy dancing around to my favorite songs, and at least pretend I’m a world class dancer.  Sure, I occasionally fall on my butt;  I just have a laugh, get back up, and keep shaking my tush to the beat… in hopes it helps meet my daily step goal for Fitbit!

In this blog, I am wearing the “Jada” outfit by ~*Moolala*~.   The halter top and booty shorts are just right for showing off your inner entertainer.   The matching toe socks are snug & comfy, and perfectly display your cute toes as you prance around the studio.. or your kitchen.  😉   This comes with a HUD, with 15 texture choices for the top, shorts, and the top’s bow.  It fits the following mesh bodies:  Belleza (Freya, Isis, and Venus);   Maitreya (Lara); and Slink (Physique and Hourglass).   You can purchase this for 169L, or 127L (group member price).

 

Outfit:  “Jada” by ~*Moolala*~

Hair:  “No.Horizon” (browns) by No.Match

Mesh body:  “Freya” by Belleza

Skin:  “Niska – Cinnamon” by Lumae

Necklace:  “Layered Choker (silver)” by Pretty Mess

Prop & Poses #1:  “Dance Studio Photo Prop Ballet Set” by SecondSnaps // Second Habitat

Poses #2:  “Winter Spirit 1 & 2” by Eternal Dream

 

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