Plum Forgot

I almost forgot to do my Blogger Challenge! I remembered when I saw some purple items in a store and remembered my colour dilemma. Wasn't quite sure what plum really was as a defined colour, so went with some different plumish options! Had fun though, so that is main thing.

Hair: Magika - Poof - Wild Plum
Top: AQUA - Casual Whisper - Lt Purple Cami
Jeans: Kamikaze - Kex Jeans - Purple
Belt: STRAY - Baggy Jean Belt - Purple
Glasses: Solar Eyewear - Nash
Tattoo: Illicit Designs - Ivy Tattoo
Necklace: Collared - Thorn Choker/Collar (couldn't find LM)
Skin: Heartsick - Aayme - Illusion - With Love
Boots: *RRS* - Boho Fringe - Mauve Boots
Bike: Wild Star Designs Bike Shop - Purple Dragon
Plant: Designer Prims - Winter Pretty Mauve
House: Designer Prims - This Ole House


Feeling the Love

Still feeling the love from The With Love Hunt. I love unpacking all the bits and pieces and enjoying trying on and playing with. Man, I love shopping!

Also some new Season themed items from AQUA! Yay!

Pic 1:
Scenery: its Cake - Snowy Rustic Barn (Hay not included)
Skin: Lara Hurley - Milla
Dress: Leverocci - Sunset Whore

Pic 2:
Dress: SYSY's - With Love Gown

Pic 3:
Sweater and Accessories: Hucci - Snowflake Sweater and Antler Ear Muffs - Pink (Blue in pack too)
Jeans: (Medley) - Superlow Jeans - Blackwash (Other items in this pack too!)

Pic 4:
Shirt: *Connors* - Patterned Shirt - Camelia

Pic 5:
Outfit: Gawk! - Red Long Woolen Pullover and Black Cotton Leggings

Pic 6:
Sweater: AQUA - Winter Plush - Candy Cane (FF Xmas Shopping Tour - 10L)

Pic 7:
Sweater: AQUA - Winter Plush - Grey (Preview)

Pic 8:
Sweater: AQUA - Soft Heart - Christmas Green (Preview)


Love Being a Dreamer

Ok, this With Love hunt seriously rocks. Wow! I am loving looking at all the yumminess as I get set up for pics! Truly great. Thank you to all the designers who have put their gifts out for a fraction of their value! Huge HUGS to you!

This is with love for all you dreamers out there. I am loving the designers and creators who dream things into being in SL!

Pic 1:
Dress: Bottle Bird - With Love From Bottle Bird
Skin: *!t - Charlotte - Pale - Pure
Skybox: Awesome Blossom - Amelie Skybox

Pic 2:
Outfit and Boots: [Sassy Kitty Designs] - Scandinavian Play Outfit

Pic 3 and 4:
Hat and Hair, Outfit and Boots: Djinn and Tonic - Jane Hat and Hair, With Love Hoodie and Denim and Winter Knit Boots ( I don't normally comment too much on outfits, but...THE BOOTS ARE AWESOME!)
Skin: Glam Affair - Nina

Pic 5:
Outfit: Angel Dessous - Emporio - Legere - Aubergine

Pic 6:
Dress: Azul - Cordelia

Pic 7:
Outfit: Fishy Strawberry - Metal Foil Top and Jeans
Skin: Candydoll - Elvira

Pic 8:
Dress: Penned - Rouched Dress

Pic 9:
Shoes: Deviant Designs - With Love

Pic 10:
Dress: Eclectic Apparel - Sparkling Dress - SeaFoam (Pink also in Pack)


With Love From Me to You

I want to say a HUGE thanks to all the people who read my post yesterday and have left comments and sent me notecards with words of support and encouragement. You will never know or comprehend how important your kind thoughts meant to me.

It is appropriate that today I am showing items from The With Love Hunt. A reminder that items are 10L, but are awesome! So this is from me to all of you, With Love!

Pic 1:
Skin: Heartsick - Ayame - Illusion - With Love
Dress: [[[SWANSONG]]] - With Love (Starting Point)
Pose: [Long Awkward Pose] - ToE My Boo - Alternate
Hair: Arata Shouten - Opening Gift - Marmite (Not in Hunt - 1L)

Pic 2:
Top: TuttiFrutti - Cutie On the Loose LS Shirt
Pants: TuttiFrutti - Starlit Low Jeans
Hair: boho - Love Me - Mocha

Pic 3:
Dress: Peqe - Tartan
Hair: ChiChickie - Wynter - Chestnut with Colour Change Headband (Group Gift)
Pose: [Long Awkward Pose] - ToE - Sweet Pea

Pic 4:
Outfit: Cynful - Comfy Set
Skybox and Furniture: Magoa - Apoplexy Skybox and Furniture
Pose: [Long Awkward Pose] - M-CM - Pawned

Pic 5- 6:
Dress: [Riddle] - Birds of a Feather
Jewellery: ICED - Pearl Snowflake Earrings and Necklace
Pose: [Long Awkward Pose] - ToE - Punkin
Skybox: Magoa - Apoplexy Skybox (Very cool in a huge twinkling star box)

Pic 7:
Boots: Orion - Unisex Tartan Boots

Pic 8:
Outfit: The Sea Hole - People in My Pants and Tanks (Diff Colours in Pack)
Pose: [Long Awkward Pose] - M-CM - F This Shizz

Pic 9:
Pond: {} - Winter Iced-Over Pond (Preview)
Lampost: {} - Icy Village Lampost (Preview)


You Heard It From Me

Excuse my lack of blogging, but yesterday I was pretty much accused of being linked to or the alt of a banned copybotter. The owner of a store I had visited IMed me to question me as to my motives for being at his store, and because he was wondering why his security system hadn't ejected me from his sim. I was shown a list of names that are my supposed 'alts' and, not surprisingly to me, I knew none of the names on the list. (Interesting Point #1: I found it amusing that I do have alts that I use for blogging and none were listed).

I was horrified that this supposed security group known as RedZone was linking me with a copybotter and that there was places in SL where I could possibly be ejected from for no reason.

I have never been a copybotter and wouldn't even know how to go about doing that. I pride myself on my honesty and this has really upset me. It makes me wonder who is looking at me on their sim and judging me for something I have not done. It also affects my integrity as a blogger, because who wants a suspected copybotter in their store?

I read a blog entry on RedZone and have serious doubts about their integrity, legitimacy and legality. It bothers me that so many people are relying on it and trusting the information they are feeding their customers. Take it from me, they are supplying false and inaccurate information and people are being hurt because of it.

According to LL Terms of Service:

"8.2 You will not post or transmit prohibited Content, including any Content that is illegal, harassing or violates any person's rights.

(iv) Post, display or transmit Content that is harmful, threatening or harassing, defamatory, libelous, false, inaccurate, misleading, or invades another person's privacy;"

Well, in my opinion RedZone is breaking these Terms of Service by making available lists of names that are defamatory, libelous, false, inaccurate, misleading and violating my rights and the rights of others! I contacted another name on the list and they are having the same battle and issues as me. It concerns me that they are supposedly accessing your IP address to make up their lists and supplying the names to users of their service. This is a blatant abuse of the TOS and an invasion of my privacy. (Interesting Fact #2: Apparently all 16 people on the list have the same IP address as me. Inaccurate much!)

If you are a store owner using this service, all I ask is that you read the information and make an informed decision as to whether you wish to continue using it.

For everyone else, make sure you turn off streaming media when you are not using it as RedZone's system uses this capability.

I wanted to let you know about this so that you can make up your own mind about me. I hope there are many store owners and creators and friends who will vouch for my honesty and sincerity.

I would also like to add: KNOW ME BEFORE YOU JUDGE ME OR TRUST LIES!


Keeping Busy

The sun rose today on a new day and I kissed my family and hugged them tight. I am sending hugs to all of you today too. Thanks for reading my ramblings and putting up with my inane thoughts and not brilliant pics. You all rock!

Today is a mixed bag of items. Wandered about and took my time. Was nice.

House: Designer Prims - This Ole House (799L)

Pic 1:
Tank: terri.tees - Luxury (40L for tee and tank versions)
Skirt: RibboN - Bohemian Longskirt (25L with a top as well - in next pic)
Hair: Amacci - Tina - Mocha (150L for Pack)

Pic 2:
Top: RibboN - Bohemian Tunic (25L with skirt from pic 1)
Pants: AQUA - Casual Whisper - Purple (120L)

Pic 3:
Dress: RibboN - Sweet Knit - White (25L)

Pic 4:
Cardigan: Izzie's - Cozy Cardigan (Fall Mall Crawl Gift - 3 Colours. HINT - Look outside near Izzie's store)

Pic 5:
Pants: {paper.doll} - Emily (November Freebie and I know every man and their dog has blogged it, but dang it, it is just too nice not to show!)
Tank: AQUA - Casual Whisper - White Cami (130L with Hoodie)

Pic 6:
Pyjamas: Christmas Village - Winter Market - Snowflake Jammies (0L)

Sleepy, so time for bedsy byes...


Reality Check

SL is an escape for me. I retreat here to enjoy the creativity and opportunity to express myself in a variety of ways that RL doesn't give me. However, sometimes reality gives me reason to pause and reflect on what my escapism means I am also missing out on. Today was one of those days.

It was one of those days were you just want to grab the ones you love and hold them tight. Why does it take a tragedy to make us want to do that? Surely that is how we should live our lives every day? Shouldn't we be living like anything could happen and not stressing the little stuff?

I apologise if this is a downer for you and I know that usually I am all about the fashion, but today I just feel like I want to breathe and reflect.

Today in my Real World 29 men lost their lives. Brothers, husbands, sons, grandsons and friends who walked out the door and went to work and never came home.

My challenge to you today is to hug the ones you love real tight and tell them you love them. I will be too.


For Men Only!

LOL. Kidding. I saw some of the items in the Make Him Over Hunt 5 (Hints Here) and I decided that you didn't need testosterone to rock those outfits. I felt an injection of girl was needed! You can let me know if you disagree. I am just glad a certain blogger whose name rhymes with "blister" isn't about to try and show you otherwise...

Pic 1:
Hat and Hair: [COLORS] - 40A Limited Blonde
Shirt, Belt and Jeans: BalAni - Washed Jeans and Military Button Down Shirt Blue
Boat: Harry's Houses - Rowboat 'Sunday Chiller'

Pic 2:
Jacket: Schwarz - Hoodie Cardigan Robot (MoHunt)
Pants: STRAPS - Low Rise Leather Laced Pants

Pic 3:
Tank: Schwarz - Tank Top Robot (MoMoSL Hunt)
Pants: STRAPS - Low Rise Leather Laced Pants

Pic 4:
Hat and Hair: [COLORS] - Hat LightBrown
Outfit: Schwarz - Leather Pants and White Shirt

Pic 5:
Sweater: *diavolicious* - ReinMyDeer

Pic 6:
Outfit: Nadas - Sexy Winter Knit (Group Gift)

Pic 7:
Boat: Harry's Houses - Rowboat 'Sunday Chiller'


Monday, Monday

You know, most songs about Monday are pretty depressing and I feel Monday has a bad rep...deservedly of course, but still...

The good thing about the end of Monday is that it is only 4 days til the weekend. Sigh. The other good thing is the items I am about to show you.

Pics taken at Concrete Flowers

Pic 1:
Dress: Eluzion - Nereyda (10L - Purple option also included)
Skin: Glam Affair - Eva Skin Winter (70L at Dressing Room)

Pic 2:
Outfit: Eluzion - Quelya (35L - limited numbers available - boots not shown also included)

Pic 3:
Dress: Vinyl Cafe - Knit Dress - Black (Group Gift Instore)

Pic 4:
Outfit: Aleida - Jenny Schoolgirl (40L in Saturday Night Fevah...yes, I know it is a bit late...)

Pic 5:
Backpack - SeVered GarDeN - Backpack - Yin (Lucky Board - Group Members Only)

Pic 6:
Dress and Boots: CandyMetal - Miharu - Grey (1L - Red and Blue available for 50L)

Pic 7:
Outfit: Sari's Creations - Andaluzia (HH Hunt)

Pic 8:
Tee: Little Britain - Cry (0L - Black men's version available too)
Belt: Little Britain - I Love Rock n Roll Guitar Belt (0L)
Jeans: Poison - White Tartan Jeans (150L)

Pic 9:
Sneakers: Little Britain - Jackass Converse (0L)