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Waiting is Over-rated…

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I’m settled down for a night in, but waiting is over-rated. I’ve already had a glass of wine and he just called to say it’ll be another half hour before he’s home for work. I’m going to settle in with a good book and call it a night if he doesn’t hurry. And I’ll leave the lingerie next to the wine for good measure while I catch some z’s, just so he knows he missed out.

Get the lace…

This lacy cover up is probably meant for the beach, as it comes with a white bikini but I opted to put something different under it and make it lingerie instead. You could take it to the beach and enjoy it there if you wanted! This sexy cover up is a FabFree group gift from Marquesse Pret a Porter and you can pick it up free from the back counter just by donning your FabFree group tag.

It comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard Mesh XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

Undergarments.

To make my coverup look like lingerie, I needed proper undergarments. I started with a Maitreya bra (included with my Maitreya body) and then made a stop at Elegance Boutique for the latest group gift. Once there the group is free to join, and you can pick up the Mila panties for free. These include a texture change hud for 26 textures that not only include different colors but also some floral prints as well. I’ve included a copy of the vendor add at the end of this blog post to give you a better peek at what these look like.

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Elegance Boutique - Group Gift

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Angie
Cover Up – Marquesse Pret a Porter – Lilly Beach White (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Underwear – Elegance Boutique – Panties w/HUD – ” Mila ” (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Bra – Maitreya – Lara Bra (included with the Maitreya Body)

Sim Location – Port Babbage

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Evil Bunny

Evil Bunny

I’ve been a Naughty Bunny…

…or I want to be. I found the Jimmy Boxer Briefs at Firelight Creations & Manstuff as part of the Evil Bunny Hunt 7. You can choose to be a nice bunny with a halo or an evil bunny, like me, with the horns. There are nice and naughty eggs to be picked up along the path. So hop your way down the evil (or nice) bunny trail and pick up your $1L Easter treats.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Boxers: Firelight Creations & Manstuff – Jimmy Boxer Briefs (Evil Bunny Hunt  $1L)

Pose Diesel Works

Sim: Private

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Before Dawn

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Why. Is. Morning. So. Early?

As you can see…  Even on the best of days I am very much not a morning person.   Most mornings, it is pure luck if I can manage to pour a cup of coffee and return the cream to the fridge instead of the cup cupboard (has truly happened so many times).  He is up at the crack of BEFORE dawn even on the weekend, puttering around in the kitchen doing whatever he does in there (on a positive note, I do smell coffee already made 🙂 ).

The Calm Before…

Pulling the covers over my head, I try to muffle out the sounds of doors creaking, kitchen cupboards slamming, and dishes clanging.  Even the dogs are grumbling and huffing with disdain of the way too early morning activity going on.  Finally I can hear him making his way to the door and I’m thinking to  myself…  “finally. silence.”.  I hear him digging out his shoes, and taking his coat out of the closet and creeping out the back door to the man cave.

The Storm…

As the door shuts behind him, the dog leash hanging on the hook beside the door falls to the ground…  My eyes squeeze shut tight instantly knowing and bracing for what was about to happen.   ALL of the dogs jump up and run around the bedroom six times, wagging and panting, collar jingling and barking with excitement, because that is all the signal they need for “It’s time for a W.A.L.K” (I spell out the word walk to avoid the craziness,  but they have learned to spell it out).  I tried calling for him, but he had already made his way out of earshot.

Sitting on the edge of the bed, I pick up the littlest one before she gets trampled on in the pre-W.A.L.K mayhem, dig up some clothes and head out for what is hopefully a very uneventful walk…  Gooood morning!

Back To Bed In My NEW Group Gift?

With any luck I’ll be able to slip back into my comfy new night shirt for another hour or two of sweet dreams when I get back.  I picked up the Miranda Chemise Group Gift at !gO! as a group gift.  The !gO! group tends to do a handful of gifts a year and on occasion sends out instore credit offers, so the 50L join fee was no issue for me!  I have found it has more than made up for it.

Available Sizes:

  • Standard Fitmesh & Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass & Physique

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair – Truth Gretchen
Night Shirt – !gO! Miranda Chemise Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)
Leg Warmers – Friday Tillie Warmers (featured @ Collabor88)
Pose by Secret Body

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Military Fatigue

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Jungle Fever…

I’ve been stationed here for months. The heat and humidity (not to mention the bugs) are about to drive me crazy. Luckily, I can get out of my uniform and into my skivvies from Emmalena Damour Designs. The Olive Drab  Military PT Uniform is one of the many $1L hunt gifts on the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt. This gift is made the following body types:

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Signature
  • Slink
  •  and also available in sizes XS-XL

The shirts is put on with an applier for that form-fitting feel. The Springtime Aesthetics Hunt runs through March 31st. Happy hunting!

Aesthetic Carson is wearing…

Outfit: ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs – Military PT Uniform Olive Drab (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Mesh Body: (NIRAMYTH) – AESTHETIC – Advanced Mesh Body – ENZO 1.8
Hair: Exile: Better Days

Sim: Whiterock Beach

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Moooving on

Mooving on

Don’t wanna jinx it.

Does anyone remember those cartoon shorts with this poor little character on board a leaky ship, trying desperately to plug up the holes as more and more leaks spring up? Yeah, I guess one of the downsides of having two lives is that you’re kinda left scrambling when they decide to simultaneously blow up on you. Recently, the place I’ve been renting at closed down (there goes my recarpeting project), leaving me to decide if I wanted to live a nomadic Second Life again or find a new place. It was the latter for me, though after trying to wrangle several pieces of furniture and animals into good behavior I was starting to wish I had settled on the former before putting in the downpayment. But you know what they say about silver linings right? Amidst rogue picture frames, feathers and Commander being Commander, thanks to SL’s generous designers I managed to put this cute (inexpensive) outfit together.

For your active lifestyle

Freedom of movement if definitely a must for when you’re putting up the treehouse that rezzed upside down for some reason or just trying to stop your Polar Bear from eating the owls. The Zodiac Glitter tanks from Baby Monkey is just the right answer to these oddly specific problems and is currently one of many group gifts sitting on their main store wall. Even if you’re not currently being plagued by moving in woes, these tanks will prove to be a great addition to your virtual wardrobe. Coming in basic black, the Zodiac Glitter thanks feature each of the twelve zodiac symbols respectively and while I’m wearing the top with my own astrological symbol in the picture I’m rather tempted to try on the others as they come in a wide variety of glittery, eye-popping colors. These tanks are made for both Classic and Mesh avatars alike as the gift package includes the standard shirt layer as well as Maitreya, Belleza, Slink and Omega appliers. Baby Monkey has a 20L join fee but I feel that the regular, high-quality gifts are well worth it. As stated above the Zodiac Glitter tanks are just one of many gifts currently available so go and get your grab on.

Flowery

Shopping on the Marketplace has become quite a habit of mine recently and on my last foray, I discovered these pretty pair of shorts from LS Diamond that are just perfect for slouchy, casual days. There was no resisting the flower, pastel print of these shorts and I appreciated the little detail of the drawstring as well. These shorts come in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) with an alpha layer as well as sizes for Belleza (Isis, Venus, Freya), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), TMP and Maitreya mesh bodies. Pull your browser up and head to the LS Diamond marketplace store to get your pair of shorts for 1L. While you’re there, go ahead and grab another great looking dollarbie that’s available at the store as well.

A discovery

Making new discoveries in Second Life have never lost their novelty for me and one such discovery is Aura Design. The Lale fitted mesh hairstyle that I’m wearing in the picture is the past Christmas gift that the store has out for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News group. This elegant half up do comes together with a hud of fifteen gorgeous colors and is yours for free with the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News group tag. The group itself is free to join so what are you waiting for if you have a group slot available that needs filling?

And that’s a wrap. I’m going to leave this right here:

Leek or Leak

Because it took me an embarrassingly long time trying to figure out if it was leak or leek. Oy.

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair – Aura Design Lale (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L)
Top – Baby Monkey Zodiac Glitter Tanks (0L/Group Gift/20L join fee)
Shorts – LS Diamond Short Pink Flowers (1L @ Marketplace)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Elephante

Sim: A different Private location

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Anticipation

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The waiting is the hardest part…

She said she’s be home by eight …. It’s now half past nine….  The bottle of champagne is still cold.  I hope she makes it home soon and not too tired for the night I have planned….

After reading Prudence’s post about this week’s FabFree Designer Friday. I stopped by House of Ruby and picked up the FREE FabFree Group Gift that Loki previously posted [HERE]. The Torn Boxers are worth mentioning again for that night in with your special someone.  These boxers come in system layers as well as Slink and Omega HUDs. To pick up this FREE gift, simply join the Fabulously Free Group by copying and pasting the following:  secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about  into local chat. When the link for the group comes up, click it and choose join. And remember, our Fabulous group is always FREE to join. Then head on down to House of Ruby to pick up your FREE gift.

I wish someone would hurry on home for her free gift….

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Carson is wearing…

Sleepwear: House of Ruby – Torn Boxers   (FabFree Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Poses: Signature Pose

CarsonCaibentag


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In Denial

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We don’t want to talk about it…. ACHOOO! we’re NOT sick!

A sick day for two

If you are finding yourself in need of some night wear / sick day wear, be sure to check out the Orange*Pekoe Marketplace Store for my ensemble today.  As I have previously mentioned on FabFree before, Orange Pekoe usually releases an “orange pekoe” coloured wearable demo of their newly released items, so you can get this colour for free or just a few lindens in most of their designs.

My outfit today consists of the Bathrobe With Nightgown Set, which comes with the nightie, robe, slippers and mask as shown!  The mask comes in two versions actually – one over the eyes and one over the forehead.  I let my pup wear the spare.  This entire set is available for just 5L!

Now if you will excuse us…  we are going back to bed!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair – Truth Betsy
Nightie, Robe, Slippers & Mask – Orange*Pekoe Bathrobe With Nightgown Demo (5L – wearable demo! / marketplace)
Pose by LW Poses
Sofa – Scarlet Creative Single Amelie Sofa (50L / instore gacha)
Sick Accessories – Second Spaces Sick Day Accessory Set (marketplace)

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That Morning-After Feeling

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Sunday Morning Coming Down

I don’t know how she does it… She drinks like a sailor and then can be so chipper the next morning. While I on the other hand, feel like there’s someone inside my head attacking me with an ice pick and my mouth tastes like a family of Bigfoots had a picnic in there. We had a late night staff meeting midnight margaritas and I’m feeling the after effects today.  It was nice that she let me sleep in while she ran out to do errands. She could have left the bottle of aspirin a little closer though… I think I’ll just lay here for a bit in a new group gift at the Menstuff LoungeRobbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos has placed the Blue Pagoda Sweats out for group members ($50L joining fee). The outfit includes the sweatpants, sneakers and even a shirt (that I somehow lost in a game of stri … cards). Maybe I’ll try and get some work done while she’s out  and then a nap… yes definitely a nap…

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Carson is wearing…

Loungewear: Robbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos ~ Blue Pagoda Sweatpants @ Menstuff Lounge (free group gift  $0L/$50L to join)
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Heavenly Groove

CarsonCaibentag


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Come Home for the Holidays

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♫ Come on down to my place baby, we’ll talk about love… ♪

Come Home for the Holidays and I’ll make you a cozy place to lay your head. I’ll serve you champagne off of the Champagne Cocktails Tray from Kittycat’s Creations and you can enjoy it while sitting in the Home For the Holidays Rocking Chair by Park Place Home Decor.   I have your Christmas in a Barrel decorated with a candle and lighted trees from Wood Works. Do you like how I decorated the Red & Gold Christmas Tree I found at Dixie Dandelion? We can sit by the fire on the Holiday Rugs Collection I picked up at Pastiche in our Red Mitten Pajamas (His and Hers) from Sweet Intoxication. All these hunt gifts can be found on the Home for the Holidays Hunt for just $1L each!

♬ There’s a Light Burning in the Fireplace… ♫

Let’s sit by the fire and toast some marshmallows with the [CIRCA] Northern Forest Fireplace Set the Day 11 Advent gift from KittyCatS.  This FREE gift comes with the fireplace, with a beautiful fire, decorations for the mantle, two pillows with animations and marshmallow sticks to get your toasting on. With a night like this planned, how could you tell me no?

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Holiday Decor…

[CIRCA] – “Northern Forest” Fireplace Set – KittyCatS Advent Gift Day 11 FREE $0L

Pastiche – Holiday Rugs Collection –  Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Kittycat’s Creations – Champagne Cocktails Tray –  Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Park Place Home Decor –  Home For the Holidays Rocking Chair – Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Wood Works – Christmas in a Barrel –  Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Dixie Dandelion – Red & Gold Christmas Tree – Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Carson is wearing…

Sweet Intoxication – Mitten Red Men’s Pajamas – Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Skin – Belleza – Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

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Polkadot

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I have mentioned before that November is prime Hunting season if you are looking for clothes to fill your wardrobe. And one of my favorite stores for lingerie and intimate apparel has joined in the Hunts, by offering a 1L gift as part of the Master’s of Style Hunt.

Hunting time…

For just 1L and a little hunting time down at the House of Ruby main-store, these Polkadot briefs can be yours to add to your ever expanding wardrobe, gentlemen.

What do you get?

If you’re worried about rather or not this gift will fit you, never fear. I have all the details. You’ll be getting the following layers:

  • Layer for system avatars
  • Slink Hud for mesh bodies
  • Omega Hud for mesh bodies

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More hunts?

I wasn’t finished for the day though. I had one more hunt I wanted to finish up with for the evening. If you haven’t been checking out all the goodies in store for you with the Menstuff Hunt, do hurry. It ends November 30th, and you won’t want to miss out.

I stopped by Glint and picked up their 1L prize, which is this red crystal necklace for men. It is resizable and nicely detailed and added a terrific finishing touch to what I was wearing.

Until next time!

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Necklace  – Glint – Red Crystal Necklace (1L for the Menstuff Hunt) – Hunt ends Nov 30th!
Briefs  – House of Ruby – Polkadot Gift Boxers for Him (1L Gift for the Master’s of Style Hunt) – Hunt ends Nov 30th!

 

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