"Grand Illusion..."
...living within my escape.
Friday, June 22, 2012


The whispers and rumors around plurk today is that its a no panties day. Well, that was easy enough! Thought this top that I snuck over and got at the Leverocci sale was perfect for wandering around my new home panty-less! After neglecting their updates for a while, I picked up a few of the latest Truth hairs and this one fit well with what I was aiming for here. Wearing one of my absolute favorite skins, by Izzies, I snuck over to one of my happiest places on my sim, standing and staring out the window at the beautiful trees by HappyMood. They easily put me in a happy mood and are being spread all over my sim. The Mannequin and photo work on the wall are by What Next. I will be featuring more corners of my new home as soon as I get them done!


I could sit and ramble on and on like I used to, but shoot, who has time for that anymore! I hope that everyone had a fabulous week. I really did, honestly, even surviving the nasty humid heat. This weekend is going to be amazing! Why? Well. I'm finally riding solo! *smiles her sweetest smile and slips off to start her weekend a bit early*

Tree: HappyMood
Skin: Izzie's
Top: Leverocci
Hair: Truth
Decor: What Next

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I've been trying to come up with something meaningful for this, my 200th blog post, for a couple of weeks now as I saw the number creeping higher and higher with each entry. I think the point behind this, and what it stands for, says enough.

For more information go here: STAND4LOVE


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Friday, June 15, 2012

LOTD 6-12-12

Better late, than never! As the summer hits here, all of my well planned bloggage seems to go right out the window. This skin, by Ploom, was part of the Skin Showcase. Its quite different than my normal skin looks, but I wanted to see how it would look without having to play with my shape sliders etc and I was pretty pleased with the results!

LOTD 6-12-12

A few of my friends had taken pictures on my beach, I figured I better take a couple as well! Everyone blogged the newest dress by Maitreya, but when I went to look at it it just didn't scream at me that I must have it. I mean, its lovely, but lovely on everyone except me! Darn it too, because I really love how it looks on people. While I was there I couldn't walk away empty handed, so these jeans and this top quickly found their way into my inventory and on my av. I've been wearing this for ages just so I can get this blog entry out. As one of my friends pointed out these jeans have a 'great ass'. I may not change, I like the stares it gets!

Its a good thing I got the pictures on my beach anyway, the sim is now long gone and a new one with more prims has taken its place. I do this so often, it doesn't even surprise anyone anymore. On to the next blog and decorating a new sim! Its my happy place.

Style Card:
Top & Pants (Mesh): Maitreya
Bag: Lelutka
Hair: [elikatira]
Skin: Ploom
Shoes: Shiny Things

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Friday, June 8, 2012


Honestly, I may never ever take this dress or skin off. Izzie's Delusional skin and Anne dress have capture my soft, prissy heart and I have been wearing it all for a couple of days now. The skin is absolutely taking a spot in my favorites folder. The lips, look at them! Oh the kissable sweet lips! I've taken shots of all of the lips as well as the eye shadows, which I *did* wear with additional lashes NOT INCLUDED with the skin. Sorry about that! The final shot here shows the skin with the body/face freckles, which I love as well. If you haven't gotten down to the Skin Showcase, you need to! There are so many amazing skins like this one, you won't regret the trip.




Oh, and just for my bestie, look at that...I finally got around to another blog! 2 down and 2 to go, wonder if I will get it all done before the end of the month. I swear, you should be a better influence on me than this! Just saying....I caught her on my beach using it for pics, decided to snap this shot. I loved it so much I had to share! Find the details here.

Stranger on my beach

Style Card:
Skin & Dress: Izzie's
Lingerie: Whippet & Buck
Hair: Wasabi
Eyes: LAQ
Necklace: undefined lillies

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