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Sn@tching My Own Sweater

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I don’t know what it is about today, but I felt the need to get my arms into the sleeves of a big snuggly sweater.  Of course I tried to sneak his….  His sweater is always the softest warmest option.  It’s like a hug without a hug, but he guards that thing with his life and I was forced to find my own!

Sn@tching My Own Sweater

Fortunately for me, Sn@tch had a whole fatpack of their Agnetha Winter Cardigans on a new lucky board and I was able to score a free set on a lucky letter “L”.   Included are eight colours in XS-XL mesh sizing with co-ordinating alpha layer.

My Vintage Jeans

I found these fabulous Vintage Jeans at Red Room as a free group gift for the Third Life inworld group.  This group does have a join fee of 10L, but this is a really great pair of jeans that I’m sure I’ll wear again, and again :).

Sizes available:

  • Belleza
  • Slink
  • Maitreya

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Fynn
Sweater – Sn@tch Agnetha Winter Cardigan (free / 0L / lucky board)
Jeans – Red Room Vintage Jeans (free Third Life Group Gift / 0L / 10L to join)
Boots – Fri.day Wendy Boots
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Winter Trace

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In the Shadows

Shi x Messiah

 

The Neckwarmer-man

Is he a guardian angel or one to be guarded against? He’s a masked scarfed man who roams the lonely and deserted streets.  Who is he? Where did he come from? and why does he cover his face? All we know about his is that he shops at .Shi x Messiah. The Fedora he is wearing is a FREE group gift as is the Neckwarmer and Tankbag. All these items are unisex and the group is FREE to join, so don’t be surprised if we see his sidekick, Neckwarmer-Girl  lurking about.

Keeping a Watchful Eye…

It’s crime-fighting time… at least that’s what time the FREE group gift Watch from Prey is saying.  He is also wearing a Vintage Shirt by <T> Roxidus, that can be found at the Menstuff Lounge. All gifts are free to Menstuff members, but there is a $50L joining fee. I’m also guessing that he stopped by the Wash Cart Sale in his secret identity as a mild-mannered blogger and bought the Star 69 Work Pants for just $10L at the Dark Water Designs cart. The Wash Cart Sale is open until January 4th, so hurry on down before it closes.

Tune in next week to see Neckwarmer-man battle EarMuff Girl.

 

Carson is wearing…

Hat: .Shi x Messiah  – Unisex Fedora  FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Scarf: .Shi x Messiah  – Unisex Neckwarmer FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Vest: .Shi x Messiah  – Unisex Tankbag FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Shirt: <T> Roxidus – Vintage Shirt @ Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Pants: Dark Water Designs – Star 69 Work Pants – @ Wash Cart Sale $10L
Jewelry: Prey – Men’s Watch – FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Reborn

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It’s Chilly Outside!

Cold Morning

It’s chilly outside!

Brrrr… it’s cold outside! There’s even virtual ice on the pond I’m standing next to though I managed to get out of the snow by standing under a tree. Thankfully, my FREE New Year’s gift to BlackRose group members (the group is FREE to join) is keeping me warm and toasty! Don’t you love this red mesh coat! It even includes the gorgeous black neck cowl detailing and the tie at the waist!

This beauty comes in all the standard sizes, as well as a fitted mesh size, and a good quality alpha layer for standard bodies. You’ll find it at the entrance of the store, setting at a side table. Hurry and grab up this beautiful gift!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier – (99L @ Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Karee
Dress – BlackRose – Coat Red (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Stockings – AviCandy – Lace Back Seam [Classic Collection]

Sim Location – Lost Dream

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The Unforgiven

Kicked Out

But I Called….

… and told her I was stopping for a beer after work with the guys. And yes, I know it is New Year’s Eve and that we HAD plans. But, you know how it goes… time just got away from me. So, as I walked through the door, she was madder than that bear in The Revenant. She told me to and I quote “Get the @#&* out of MY (thought it was ours) house and don’t come back!”. Yeah, I was a few hours late, but we still had time to make the party. Now I’m sitting here in the cold and contemplating just what I did wrong. I’m glad I grabbed the Hunter Jacket by BRAVURA Boite Noir to keep warm. You can find this as a FREE group gift at the Menstuff Lounge. While I was there I also picked up the JZ For Men Classic Tan Jeans, another FREE group gift to the Menstuff members. The group does cost $50L to join, but with the many great gifts, it makes the joining fee well worth it.

A Reprieve, sort of…

After about an hour of me freezing and sulking for being a bad person and her staring me down out the window with eyes made of dragon fire, she opened the door and told me to come inside and warm up. I told her I was sorry and promised it would never happen again. She simply said “OK”, then pointed towards the chair and said this was where I’d be sleeping tonight. AND I was to keep my “hat” on. I reached up and realized that I had forgotten I had on the Baby I’m Back! Lampshade from !gO!  or even how it got on my head. The lampshade comes with a texture HUD if you want to make sure you match.  So here I am, warming by the fire and slowly realizing that this little incident is not yet over…

Forgiven - sort of

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: BRAVURA Boite Noir – Hunter Jacket @ Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Pants: Jz for Men – Classic Tan Jeans @ Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Shoes: Gabriel – Shearling Brown Short Boot Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Hat: !gO!  – Baby I’m Back! Lampshade $55L
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Sim: It All Starts With a Smile

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Life is a Highway

On the road again...

I Can’t Drive 55

I finally had enough of the cold and snow and decided to take a drive in my new car.

I hadn’t been out driving on the Mainland roads for quite a while, and let me tell you, it is not for the faint-hearted. In one trip, I saw everything from the ridiculous to the… well, more ridiculous. I passed a WWII-era airbase floating several meters off the ground, a seriously overcrowded breedables farm, a “Kittycat Whorehouse” (for humans? cats? humans dressed as cats?), and a giant baby with Donald Trump’s head holding the Scales of Justice. I have no idea what that last one was all about, but somebody is clearly trying to send a message, LOL! 😯

If you’re looking for somewhere to drive, be sure to check out the Second Life Road Network Directory for maps and suggested routes. I did most of my driving on Routes 8 and 9, and there are plenty of Rez Zones (places to rez your vehicle) along the way.

Unfortunately, sim crossings still take much of the fun out of driving; once you finally get going, you’re tossed up into the air, underground, or into the water, before jarringly arriving on the road on the other side. Another hazard to watch out for is accidentally driving onto private land with super-speedy-object-return and having your vehicle zapped out from under you. DOH!

Be careful out there, folks!

Little Deuce Coup

I stopped for gas – and a quick selfie – on this lovely sim called West of the Rain. It’s not a large sim, but it’s extremely detailed and worth a visit!

My look was inspired by this fabulous leather jacket, which is the latest free group gift from BUENO. You can wear the jacket with or without the little shirt that says “Naughty is the New Nice” (which I think may be my mantra for 2017), and it comes in sizes for Belleza Freya and Isis, and Slink Original and Hourglass mesh bodies, as well as a “fitted” version.

I added the free Absence of Fear jeans by Beautiful Dirty Rich (previously blogged by Love and Pru), and the Lacey Choker dollarbie gift from CHAIN. The choker is resizable and comes in both black and white (changeable via HUD).

SIDE NOTE: Since there was no Maitreya version included in the BUENO gift, I decided to switch over to my Slink Physique body. I had heard that Slink recently updated their mesh bodies, so I popped over to the store to pick up the new version. To be honest, I hadn’t worn my Slink body in a very long time because the HUD made me crazy, and I didn’t feel that there were enough alpha cuts, making the body difficult to wear with many designs. But I am happy to report that the updated body has many more alpha cuts, and the new HUD is split up into sections, no longer cramming everything onto one, crowded screen. If you own a Slink body, be sure to head over to a redelivery terminal at the in-world store to pick up the updated version. 🙂

 

On the road again...

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Shoot, there’s my phone again. Probably Carson needing a ride. I’ll just let it go to voicemail.

I’ve been having such a blast driving my new Bentley Supersport! I picked it up as a free group gift at Sydney City, and I have to say that it is really well done, not to mention FUN!

Both doors and the trunk open and close, the headlights turn on and off, and the dashboard is nicely detailed. The engine makes a cool vroom vroom sound, the exhaust you see in the photo was not photoshopped, but actually comes out of the car when you drive! There are a ton of other options that I haven’t had a chance to try out yet, so be sure to click on the car to get the full menu. Note that the car weighs in at a hefty 69 LI, so you may not want to park it or use it as decor unless you have plenty of available land capacity.

My apologies to the lady people I ran over, and thank goodness the bus that hit me sustained more damage than I did. 😉

BTW, I’m pretty sure that Soylent Green is people. 

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah (featured @ LIMIT8)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Makeup: alaskametro “Gala” RARE (20L per play @ On9)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Slink Physique Original
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Fenella
Tattoo: Leti’s Tattoo Ixhel
Choker: CHAIN Lacey Choker (1L gift)
Jacket: BUENO Fox Jacket (free group gift / free to join)
Jeans: Beautiful Dirty Rich Absence Of Fear Jeans (free group gift / free to join)
Boots: Mutresse Nikki Boots
Pose: Reel Poses Ready for Selfie (store is MIA at the moment)
Car: RaC Club33 Bentley Supersport (Sydney City free group gift / free to join)
Location Photo 1: West of the Rain
Location Photo 2: Somewhere on Mainland Route 8

 

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Simply Irresistible

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The Love Meter says….

… That I’m “Irresistible“. I was sure it was going to say “Naughty“, but that was apparently meant for someone else. I stopped by Prey and by joining the group for FREE, I was able to get the Men’s Vest as a FREE group gift. I’m still wearing the Classic Blue Jeans by JZ For Men that I showed [HERE]. I am also wearing the FREE Brown Ankle Wrap Sneakers I picked up at Free Dove that were provided by Duh!  

Put a Ring On In It

While I was at Free Dove, I also picked up the FREE Unisex Black Trim Diamond Stud Earrings by Glint. That just added a little more sparkle to my already irresistible look. I wonder if I can break this machine?

Glint. Unisex Black trim diamond studs

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Prey – Men’s Vest  Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join
Shoes: Duh! – Brown Ankle Wrap Sneakers @ Free Dove FREE $0L
Pants: JZ- for Men – Classic Blue Jeans  @ Free Dove FREE $0L
Jewelry: Glint – Unisex Black Trim Diamond Stud Earrings @ Free Dove FREE $0L
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)
Sim: It All Starts With A Smile

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I’ll Keep You Warm

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See? I don’t know how it happens… The goofy furballs just follow me home wherever I go!  I found these little guys chasing eachother’s tails, bouncing through the snow drifts on The Winter Trace Sim while I was out for my morning walk today.  One of them extra snuggly, and the other extra playful. I should keep them right? 😀  There is always room for two more, right Serena? (Serena always has my back in this department).

What’s Keeping Me Warm Today

I picked up these two little guys and snuggled them warm in my big comfy sweater (which is incidentally now completely covered in mud and white fur *sighs*) that I picked up as a free gift at The Wash Cart Sale!  When I initially saw the Mimi Mesh Sweater Gift at the Tiffany Designs display, I thought it was just the sweater, but upon opening it, it does indeed include the pants too!  Just pay the vendor 0L and this outfit is yours!

Sizes included:

  • Sweater:  Fitmesh XS-L w/ alpha, Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, TMP
  • Pants:  System Layer & Appliers for Maitreya, Omega, Belleza, Slink, TMP

Boots, To Boot.

You can find these Nyka Boots, available in black or brown for just 10L each at The Wash Cart Sale as well – only these you’ll find at the Urbania display.  These do come with an alpha layer if you need it, and you can shift them around so whatever feet you have – they’ll work.

The Pupperdoodles…

You can play for these cute little Holiday Huskies at The Arcade Gacha for 50L per play.  Some you hold, some you rez – all are cute!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Elua Oceana
Shirt & Pants – Tiffany Designs Mimi Mesh Sweater Blue (free / 0L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Boots – Urbania Nyka Boots Black (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Dogs – JIAN Holiday Huskies (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – The Winter Trace

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Snow

A Shovel Full…

I knew better than to answer the phone at the crack of dawn… “Carson, PLEEEEEEEASE come shovel my snow.” The nice guy that I am gets dressed and heads over to Love’s house to dig her out. It’s a good thing I stopped at Free Dove and picked up some warm clothes. and yes, the FREE in Free Dove means everything is FREE! I picked out the People Puffer Jacket by Kaju and the Classic Blue Jeans by JZ For Men. I also picked up the Mosh Pit Combat Boots by Sn@tch. This is keeping me warm. I’m even working up a sweat.

The snow wasn’t the only thing that got brushed off…

As I’m hard at work shoveling, (proof provided in the picture above) Love is standing at the window, clutching a teddy bear and sipping a cup of coffee. All the while, I’m thinking about after I get finished, Love will offer me a cup.  I finish up and as I head for the steps, I hear “Looks good, Carson. Thanks!” and see the curtains pulled tightly together. I hopped in my old jalopy, (yes it’s running, today…) and changed out of my wet coat and into the Leni Roll Neck Sweater by Tiffany Designs, another FREE gift at Free Dove. I headed down the road and bought my own cup of coffee.  The next time she calls to be shoveled out, I’m grabbing this snow plow. To heck with the shovel!

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Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Kaju – People Puffer Jacket Gift @ Free Dove FREE $0L
Pants: JZ For Men – Classic Blue Jeans @Free Dove FREE $0L
Sweater: Tiffany Designs – Leni Roll Neck Sweater @Free Dove FREE $0L
Shoes: Sn@tch –  Mosh Pit Combat Boots @ Free Dove FREE $0L
Accessories: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Glasses w/HUD Cosmopolitan Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Gloves: Deadwool – Erik Gloves FREE Group Gift $0L/$1L to join
Hair/Hat: [bade] – Cesar II Hair and Hat Cosmopolitan Gift Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to Join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Sim: It All Starts With A Smile

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The After-Christmas Return Rush

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Looking for those After-Christmas deals…

Love and I came to a compromise when it comes to shopping… She lets me carry her bags and I don’t complain about it. I’m not quite sure how that works in my favor. 😖 I honestly can’t believe she wanted to return my gift! We checked out the post holiday deals and did I find a great one.  We stopped at NEWCLOVER and I found many items on the racks marked down to …wait for it… FREE! I came away with several nice looking outfits and I’ll show you a couple of them. I paired the Neo Brown Coat and the Neo Black Slacks for a business casual look. I’m also wearing the Brown Dress Shoes, which is a FREE group gift from Gabriel.

Throwing out the old and hanging up the new…

As you can see behind me, I’ve been doing some sorting of my closet. I’m slowing getting rid of the old to make room for the new. I received this FREE Hanger Set as a group gift from NEWCLOVER .  Two more Items I found there for FREE were the Neo Navy Slacks and Navy Line Flow Shirt. Can someone answer this question… Why does a woman get mad after they ask you if their butt looks big in a pair of jeans and you answer honestly? Sometimes I just can’t win….

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Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: NEWCLOVER – Neo Brown Coat FREE $0L
Pants: NEWCLOVER – Neo Black Slacks FREE $0L
Pants:NEWCLOVER – Neo Navy Slacks  FREE $0L
Shirt: NEWCLOVER – Navy Line Flow Shirt FREE $0L

Accessories: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Glasses w/HUD Cosmopolitan Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Shoes: Gabriel – Brown Dress Shoe Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Furniture: NEWCLOVERHanger Set FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Artwork: Self portrait  signed – PRICELESS 😉

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Wilson's Merry Christmas Hunt

Now it’s the middle of the night on the open road…

I heard that a certain someone was complaining that I didn’t have a car. WELL... I just happened to come across one sitting on the edge of the road. It had a hastily written sign stuck to the windshield that simply read “FREE”. Who am I to look a free car in the mouth… err… or something like that. I finally got the old girl started (just to be clear, I mean the car) and I drove it down to Wilson’s Designs were there is still time left to find the Brown Leather Jacket and Blue Slacks, the hunt prize on the Merry Christmas Hunt. Find the prize and it can be yours for just one shiny Linden ($1L). The Merry Christmas Hunt runs through January 2nd.

The heater don’t work and it’s oh so cold.

It’s a good thing I’m wearing the Black Leather Booties,  a FREE group gift from Gabriel. It seems that this jewel of a car isn’t wanting to start. I am also still wearing (and possibly will never take off) the FREE A&D Clothing Top Gun Glasses you can still get under the tree at Cosmopolitan, that I previously showed [HERE]. Maybe if I get out and push then pop the clutch, it will start. If all else fails, I can always call Serena to come pick me up…. ummm why did her phone go straight to voicemail?

 

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Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Wilson’s Designs – Brown Leather Jacket and Blue Slacks – Merry Christmas Hunt 2016 $1L

Accessories: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Glasses w/HUD Cosmopolitan Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Shoes: Gabriel – Black Leather Bootie Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Banquo

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