Riley had decided he needs a holiday.  I am not sure what from.  After all, why would one need a vacation from shopping and loitering?  *Shrug*

Anyway, I told him I had the perfect holiday idea...

22769 [bauwerk] - Boy Scout Camp (The Challenge)

Riley was not so happy with the outdoors idea.  His idea of camping is a mini-fridge and a 5 Star Hotel.  He was also not amused when I told him that the photo of him standing looking serenely out over the lake looked more like he was peeing. *Giggle*

Anyway, Riley decided my house was more to his vacay liking and moved some of his stuff in.  I have decided to go camping.

22769 [bauwerk] - Globetrotter Set (The Neighbourhood - only one day even on Sat so don't much about!)



The Challenge is ready to start again and this month's theme is...

Teenage Years

That means we need to get our teen on and show you what our clever designers have come up with this time. Over the next few days you will get to see their amazing creations, but because I get to be a teenager I can just say, "Whatever..."

Remember, though, that The Challenge doesn't officially start until the 1st of September so don't go racing about too early!

~Inspired~ - Bunk and Desk Set - Girls (TC)
!! Follow US !! - Teen Girl Shelf (TC)
{what next} - Greenwich and Hermosa Rugs, Huntington Bicycle
Botanical - Concrete UFO with Moss Alien (The Garden)
[SAKIDE] - Denim Stars Capris (New Release)
Somnia - Comic Tank - Bang (Thrift Shop)
Tameless - Rayne Hair (New Release)
[AsYLUM] - Unhinged Uptowns Vintage Comic Sneaks



The see me mowin' my front lawn
I know they're thinking I'm so white and nerdy

I was standing in my back yard and realised that I had really let the lawn go.  It was looking very lush and tropical. For a while it was fun because I pretended I had been shrunk, but as no giant ants came along and there were no empty soda cans to hide in, it got a bit dull.

It was then I knew it was mowin' time.

Time to grab some casual clothes, put on my goggles (safety first) and get to mowing.

Top and Shorts:  Somnia - Comic Tank - Kapow!, and Floozy Bandit Shorts - Denim (The Thrift Shop)
Goggles:  22769 - The Engineer Black/Blue (L'Accessories)
Shoes:  :: Miss Canning :: - Divine Wedge Boots (New Release)
Hair:  Wasabi Pills - Kelly Mesh Hair
Mower:  PlayWerks - Push It - Wearable Lawnmower

Top and Shorts: [DandelionWine] - Keep Calm Mesh Top and Shorts (New Release)

PS:  I gave up after 5 minutes.  Mowing is hard work...oh, and since this is SL I just changed the grass...


Call Me

One of my pet peeves is people being late.  I am generally early or on time, so I often spend a while sitting or standing about waiting for friends to turn up for coffee or brunch or whatever.  It is at this point that I make it very clear to people around me that I am not alone, but that I am meeting someone.  It also means that I spend a fair bit of time checking my phone for a text or message as to why they are late.  This post is my way of getting that frustration out...

Hair:  ChiChickie! - Shyla (New Release)
Top:  Kaithleen's - Buckled Up Top - White (New Release)
Shorts:  Kaithleen's - Plaid Shorts with Belt - Cold Blue (New Release)
Glasses:  {kiro} - Castor Glasses - Sky
Pose:  aDORKable Poses - Call Me
Bag:  ::Pure:: - Signature Totes - The Blues
Scene:  Garden of Dreams - Dreamscene - The Village


Work and Play

Some days in SL I am all about the work.  I sort through items, go and look at events, shop, talk to designers, search for places to take photos, do the photos and then edit and put a blog post together.  I wish I could say it is always sunshine and fun, but some days it is hard work.

Still, even on the hard days, I love it.  I know I need to take more time to just chill and enjoy this SL world we live in, and I am trying to do just that.

Today was potentially going to be one of the hard days, but then, when I saw what I had to blog, it turned into some fun.  You will see why...

Hair:  Wasabi Pills - Anais
Dress:  Glitterati by Sapphire - Rima Dress - Floral
Sneakers:  DECO - Classic Sneaks - Black
Bracelet:  Miel - Chum Bracelet

L'aize Dayz - Vanity - Wood (New Release)

{what next} - Golf Cart Gacha (The Arcade September - Preview)

L'aize Dayz - Blogger's Set - Wood (New Release)
{what next} - Hermosa Rug (New Release)

L'aize Dayz - Pool/Dock Cushions (Group Gift)


Tea Time


I am loving all these Genre items.  My garden is looking fabulous.  It gives me a lovely peaceful area to relax and maybe even invite some friends over for tea.  All I need to do now is learn the Green Tea Ceremony.  Wonder if there is an animation hud for that?

[CIRCA]: AYUMU - TeaHouse - Brown/Sunset and Teahouse Rock Garden (Genre)
[CIRCA]:  AYUMU - Teahouse Sitting Set in Sunset (Genre)
Botanical:  Japanese Torii Gate - New Wood (Genre)
[ba]:  Flagstone Pavers
Garden of Dreams:  Grass - Type A
Immerse:  Tai - Wang Zhaojun Sun 
Miel:  Chum Bracelet
Wasabi Pills:  Noriko
Schadenfreude:  Taupe Cygnette Shoes



Quick post today.  Am running about like a mad thing.  Got this outfit to blog and fell in love with the look.  Hope I have done it justice.  Teamed it up with a mix of items to blog and items from my inventory.  Enjoy.

Outfit:  ::X.Pression:: - Savage (New Release)
Piercings:  Z.S. - Sugar Piercings - Black (Thrift Shop)
Goggles:  22769 - The Engineer - Black/Red (L'Accessories)
Shape/Skin:  Panda Punx - Lania (Stuff in Stock)
Sneakers:  DECO - Classic Sneaks - Black
Hat/Hair:  Maitreya - Sasha
Tattoo:  [trs] - Belly Quote


Retail Therapy Anyone?

I felt like a bit of a shopping spree today, but due to financial constraints it became more of a case of me pressing my nose up against windows and sighing a lot.  Still, it made me thankful for these wonderful designers who allow me to blog their fab items.

While wandering I did come across the newly revamped 22769 sim.  You have to go take a look.  It is so cool, and for those of you who like to find places to take photos, this is one to add to your list.

Outfit and Shoes:  X.pression - Sherezade - Balloon Top, Pants and Heels (New Release)
Bag:  Reila - Mesh Bag - Variety of Colours in Photos Below (Acid Lily)
Bracelet:  Finesmith Designs - Urban Glam Bracelet
Glasses:  X.pression - Ykaro Sunglasses  - Variety Shown in all Photos (New Release)
Hair:  Truth Hair - Marisol

Dress:  Kaithleen's - Striped Dress Copper (Acid Lily)

Dress:  {U.R.} - Black Bubble Dress (The Black Fair)

Top:  Senzafine - Astrid Peasant Top - Bronzed Peridot (Acid Lily)
Skirt:  {U.R.} - Leather Pencil Skirt - Black (The Black Fair)



I love SL.  One of the many reasons is because in SL you can be whoever or whatever you want to be.  Today I am a fairy.  That means I can don wings and be all pretty!  Yuss!

It all started when I logged on and saw this Peasant Dress from Miel for Fifty Linden Friday. I had bought the Sarah hair from Wasabi Pills at faMESHed a couple of days ago and knew they would make a great team.  It was even better when I found this tattoo called Fairy Princess from Tenjin at Acid Lily.

The wings I got when I attempted the Taste the Rainbow hunt last week.  I say attempted because I didn't manage to find much.  I am hunt rusty.  I was glad I found these stunning Titania Fairy Wings at Deviance though. Hunt Website

My shape and skin are Lania from Panda Punx and I am loving them.  You can fall in love with them too when you go and grab them at Stuff in Stock.

Lastly, and never leastly (hehe) of the new items, is this amazing new release jewellery from Finesmith Designs.  The set is called Shiraz and comes, as always in different and fabulous coloured jewels.  The stone I am wearing is Rosequartz.

My shoes are from Miamai and are from my inventory.  They are called Miranda Rose.


In the Blossoms

I love it when items from totally different sources work together, and today that happened.  I got these fabulous new items from Botanical and this lovely dress from RoTtEn DeFiAnCe and the planets aligned.  I threw on some hair and shoes, planted the garden, played with the windlight settings and here it is...

Please excuse the mixed nations...

Botanical - Japanese Torii Gate - Mossy Granite, and Pedestal Lantern - Mossy Granite and Wood (Eastern Asia - Genre)
TwoMoon Gardens - Cherry Blossom Place
MudHoney - Chinese Tea House

RoTtEn DeFiAnCe - MyKimono Dress - Onyx (Eastern Asia - Genre)
LoQ Hair - Fudge - Black


Play Hard

Arya's Safety Tip #1 - Do not play on the rusty, half-broken playground equipment.

At least I was prepared for accidents.  My inventory is a veritable cornucopia of first aid items.  All you have to do is come shopping or hunting with me and you will see how accident prone I actually am.

Outfit:  [SAKIDE] - Ripple Outfit (Summer Hangover Hunt)
Tattoo:  [ZENTRO] - Play Now Cry Later (The Thrift Shop)
Shape and Skin:  Panda Punx - Lania Avatar Set (Stuff in Stock)
Bandaid and Blood Nose:  {PopTart} - Bloody Nose Tattoos (Perfect Wardrobe)
Bruises and Cuts:  Hysteria - Tell Me Where it Hurts
Hair:  D!va - Mimi

Outfit:  Leri Miles Designs - Heidi Jumper - Denim (New Item)

Dress:  Leri Miles Designs - Charlene Dress - Forest (Fashion Stars)

Tee:  {MV} - Anarchy Skirt (TS)
Skirt:  -TARTCAKE- Huggies (TS)


A Hint of Red

Found this cool sim today and am playing with windlight settings, so please bear with!  Also had these funky items to show so it all worked together well.  Fun, fun, fun!

Shape, Skin and Outfit:  .:Panda Punx:. - Lania Avatar Set (Stuff in Stock)
Tattoo:  [ZENTRO] - Peace and Happiness Tattoo (Thrift Shop)
Hair:  adoness - Myrina - Pitch Black - Colour Fragrance (TS)
Piercings:  HollyWeird - PC/7 Unisex Mesh Piercing (TS)


Into the 6th Year

My Rez Day is over and I am into my 6th year in SL.  I wonder what the year ahead will hold for me in SL.  I hope it is full of shopping, sales and wonderful fashion and furniture items!

Speaking of...

I have some lovely clothing to show you today.  It is a mix of items from all over the place, but that gives you some exercise wandering about!

Dress:  RoTtEn DeFiAnCe - Kitsched Dress - Bluebirds (Flux)
Skin:  Panda Punx - Megan - Eternal (Group Gift)
Hair:  Amacci - Estra (New Release)

Dress and Shoes:  ::X.pression:: - Monaco - Minidress and Ballet Flats (New Release)

Tank and Skirt:  22769 - Mary Tank and Skirt (The Gallery Gift Shop)

Top and Pants:  .:Pure:. - Paloma Top and Pants - Woodland Berry (New Release)


Arya is 5

Today is my Rez Day.  I am, as the title of this post says, five.  I can't believe I have been in SL for 5 whole years. It has been an interesting journey with ups and downs. Thankfully there have plenty more ups than downs or I wouldn't still be here.

I am thankful for many things in SL, but it is my friends who I am most thankful for.  They know who they are.  They are the people who encourage me, are there when I need them and urge me to continue on with blogging on those days when I wonder if anyone reads it!

I am also thankful for the creativity I see around me every day.  The people who design and create in SL are very talented people and I see the effort and energy they put into bringing us their amazing products.  Kudos to all of you.

And I am very thankful to you out there who read my wee blog, put up with my rants, forgive me if I miss a day or two, and ignore any errors or bad photo days!  I truly am grateful.

In honour of today I went and bought myself a new outfit and some hair.  Yussss!

Hair:  Truth Hair - Elaine (New Release)
Top:  Fishy Strawberry - Apron Top (The Dressing Room Fusion)
Skirt:  Fishy Strawberry - Waist Band Mini - Classic Mini (TDRF)
Shape and Skin:  Tuli - Sara V2
Teeth:  Tuli - Parted Lips 3
Eyes:  Poetic Colors - Rain Tree
Balloon Pose:  {what next} - Balloon Love Pose Set