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Visions of Sugarplums

Visions of Sugarplums (2)

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.

We are right in the middle of that time of year where treats and goodies are plentiful everywhere you look.  Myself, I have been thinking about Russian Teacakes.  They are a Christmas tradition for me and I admit to visions of them dancing in my head even while “snug” in my chair.  I am loving all the Christmas decor and photos and am starting to wonder what we will all be taking photos of after Christmas.

My pose today is by PosEd Poses and is aptly named “Thinking Out Loud”.  If you look closely you can see I am thinking about sugarplums and other treats “dancing” in my head.  I need pecans for my teacakes…I may as well head to the store so I can make my teacakes and then start thinking about the next tasty treat.

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Featuring PosEd Poses, [Fetch] & Sway’s

 

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I Believe in Santa!

What to my wondering eyes should appear_

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name:
“Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer and Vixen,
“On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Donder and Blitzen
“To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
“Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

-From A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore

I love how creating a scene can bring back such delightful memories, some old and some not so old.  I loved Christmas as a child and was blessed with parents that let me believe in Santa and worked all of their magic to make it appear he was real.  I did the same for my daughter, always leaving oats, sprinkled with glitter so they would sparkle across the snow, near our front door and white, pine scented boot prints in a trail from the chimney to the tree.  Such sweet memories!  Thank you to all the creators below, who stoked the embers of those memories, letting them shine bright once again.

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Featuring Sway’s, Fashiowl Poses & Dench Designs

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Mellow Yellow..or Red..or Orange

Mellow Yellow

We had an extremely windy day over the weekend and it took nearly all the leaves of the Japanese Maple in the yard.  They are now pooled up, again, near the fence and garage door.  They are a lovely shade of reddish orange and I have to admit….they look pretty all piled up.

In my Second Life, I wanted to contain the mess so I am happy with my Ginkgo branch.  As you can see its leaves are falling too and it will be soon swept aside to make way for the Christmas decorations. Ok..on to the fashions!

I am super excited to have a new sponsor, Aleutia, and am starting off with a great top featured in Fameshed Go.  It is Emma, which comes in your choice of either a dress or a shirt, both with SO many options.  I am wearing the shirt here which comes in a ton of colors, 25 of them.  There are options to turn the sleeves off making it a great little tank for the summer also. You can change the color of the belt (waist section) as well the sheerness of the fabric.

The Emma top and dress are in the Aleutia mainstore and are available as part of Fameshed Go which will end on December 10th.

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My Soft Place to Land

My Soft Place to Land

A soft place to land…we all need one.  I have a great one in my husband.  Now don’t get me wrong, sometimes he’s as soft as a brick if you know what I mean but that is to be expected in any relationship.  Not every day is perfect and there are times he makes me angry or just irritates me and I know there are times I do the same to him.  I don’t like picking up the jalapeno stems he constantly leaves on the kitchen counter and I know he doesn’t like it when I fact check him on things…like *ahem* the build up of co2 from a vent free gas fireplace for instance.

Even with all of that, he and I have far more perfect days than imperfect ones and I wouldn’t trade him for anything in the world.  I have learned a lot about relationships from him as well, most important I think is looking at things from the other person’s viewpoint….something that is not always easy to do when your emotions are in the way.  I have to remind myself that just because we are having an “imperfect” day doesn’t mean he has stopped loving me.  We can be angry with one another but that doesn’t mean the love is gone. He has stayed by my side through some major medical issues, provides a great life for the both of us, encourages my dreams, tells me he is proud of me and brings me a candy bar and a frozen coke several times a week as he comes home from work.  I hope he feels those same things from me..taken care of, respected and most of all, loved.

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Looks Like Rain

Looks Like Rain

Fall is in full effect, the proof being the piles of leaves that are starting to accumulate in my yard.  The wind blows them into drifts along the garage door and against the steps of my porch.  My dog dashes out, sending them flying every morning only to find they have gathered again by days end.  I love decorating for the seasons in Second Life and while I am looking forward to winter I am not ready to let go of fall just yet…there will be time for winter shots. Until then, here is to wishing all the leaves blow magically into your neighbors yard. Have a great day!

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Let’s Play in the Woods

Let's Play in the Woods 1

I love when I get to do a photo with my husband….though sometimes he is here to help and sometimes I just have to log him on and get him photo ready myself.  For some reason it always goes much faster when I am doing the dressing, posing hands and face, adjusting hover…I guess that comes along with all the practice we get, right ladies?  Shi.s. poses has releases some great fall poses for singles and couples. They are designed to work with a bicycle that is not included but is available for purchase from Thor.  You can see this bike I already had in my inventory worked just fine.  The Rowan Circular bench is from Sway’s and comes with all sorts of options for wood, blanket and pillow textures, has single and couple animations and seats up to 4 avatars.

Let's Play in the Woods 2

Here is a shot of the second couple pose which again will work great with any bike you may already own.  The leaf piles and blowing leaves are also included.  The poses and the bench are available at The Liaison Collaborative going on now until November 26th.  There are a lot of great things at this round so go get shopping and have some fun with photography yourself!

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Summer Sidewalks

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Happy Monday everyone!  The new round of Cosmopolitan is open and there are some super cute things this round.  I am wearing the latest releases by Meva and loving the combination.  All pieces come with texture huds so you have several options.  The dress, earrings and necklace are sold separately so you can grab the whole set or just the pieces you like.   I love the size of the necklace..nice and chunky!  I think it would go great with her Sora jacket as well. You can find the details on the Sora jacket in my blog post here.

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Featuring Meva & Lyrium Poses