budget friendly, freebies, paperwork, photo set, photography, prefabs

Paperwork Builds

William Weaver has been a Flickr contact of mine for a while. I’ll admit, I’m probably the worst Flickr contact ever because I kinda suck at commenting, but I do try to keep up as best I can. He’s kind enough to favorite some of my pictures on occasion, and I always try to keep up with those who are nice enough to like what I do.

Last night I was doing my last “web round” before bed and noticed on Flickr that he had a link to his marketplace store – Paperwork. AND he had some really cool photo skyboxes! Not only are they cool, but they’re FREE. I got them all and today got to play with them.

These shots are totally raw except for cropping, rounding the corners [don’t sue me, Apple], and adding my signature. The lighting is all done within SL with the help of the builds.

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My computer is not the best or anything, but as you can see, the skyboxes make it really easy to take some great shots! And it’s really funny because the builds themselves, just in the regular light, don’t look like much of anything really. But if you download the Windlight setting William has offered on the marketplace pages, all you have to do is use that setting, turn on shadows and local lights, and boom! Instapretty! On that last shot, I used the mirror water, put the build just under the water, and used one of the Windlight settings provided in Firestorm. I think it turned out nicely!

Check out Paperwork and get your free cool builds today!

adorkable poses, barnesworth anubis, belleza, Carolines Jewelry, coldlogic, collabor88, dress, G Field, izzies, mesh, Truth

She’s An Uptown Girl

Have you been to the Coldlogic sale yet? No? Let me give you another reason to go!

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The new Manza dress has just been released and it’s just lovely! Very figure flattering and sexy, and gives you a “Ka-POW!” booty! Seriously, I turned to the side and thought, “Holy COW. Look at my butt!” And well, if that’s not a glowing recommendation on why you should buy this dress, I don’t know what would be. :-p

In This Post:

Skin: Chloe Fair 5 by Belleza
Hair: Soleil in Chestnut by Truth
Dress: Manza in Ivory by Coldlogic [Sale!]
Shoes: Alex in Red by G Field
* Fleur de Lis Necklace & Earrings by Caroline’s [Collabor88]
* Glitter Nails by Izzie’s
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Fabienne Pied a Tierre Skybox by Barnesworth Anubis [Collabor88]

adorkable poses, belleza, coldlogic, contest, earthstones, FATEwear, group gift, izzies, new releases, sale, second spaces, SLink, subscriber gift, Truth

Well, That’s What I Saw Her In.

When I put this outfit on, I thought of that line from Mean Girls. “I saw Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops.”

There’s a big 50% off sale at Coldlogic right now AND there are new releases today, like the Waid top that I’m wearing, that fall under the sale price! It’s win win for everyone! Expect my next post to have me covered in Coldlogic!

But today, I wanted to let you all know about a photo contest that’s going on!

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FATEwear will be releasing soon, and there’s a photo contest going on for it! I guess this is mostly for men being that FATEwear is for the guys, but ladies, you know you can get in on it, too. It’s super simple. Just pop on over to the store and get into the subscriber. You’ll receive the Carter outfit. [I’m wearing the shorts in my picture!] Get in the outfit, take a great picture, and submit it to the FATEdesign flickr group. If you’re the winner, you’ll receive the ENTIRE launch collection!!

Have fun!

In This Post:

Skin: Chloe Fair 0 by Belleza
Hair: Froukje in Sahara by Truth
Top: Waid in red by Coldlogic [Sale!!]
Shorts: Carter by FATEwear [Subscriber Gift]
Shoes: Aussie Thongs in Red by SLink
* Natural mesh bare feet required
* Glitter Nails by Izzie’s
* Indian Wax Bangles in red by Yak & Yeti [Free]
* Devotion Bridal Set by Earthstones
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Photo taken in the Mills Summer Camp Cabin by Second Spaces

coldlogic, elymode, fundraiser, Gos, mesh, skirt, Truth, truth district, wetcat

Here Kitty Kitty!

So if you haven’t heard, Gospel Voom’s sweet kitty, Archibald, was hit by a car recently. Bless his strong little heart, he managed to get himself home and has been fighting like a champion to recover after several days in the hospital. Naturally, the cost of the surgeries and other veterinary care is pretty super high. I think most of us know the cost of having our beloved pets taken care of, and the cost of emergency care is even higher.

Truth District and several talented friends from across the grid have come together to help raise funds for Archibald’s expenses. There are some cute items, some of them exclusive to the event, in the fundraiser. On top of that, Gos has his store at Truth District set to 50% off! So help a sweet kitty and an awesome kitty daddy and do some shopping for a good cause. 🙂

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The fundraiser for Archie lasts until September 2nd at Truth District.

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Grace by Aura
Hair: Tisha in Sahara by Truth
Top: Larsen in blue by coldLogic [Sale!!]
Skirt: Averi in Yellow by Elymode [Archie Fundraiser]
Shoes: Gators in Banana by GOS [50% off at TD!]
* Nails: Glitter nails by Izzie’s
* Ring: Devotion Bridal Set by Earthstones
Pose & Puppet: Archie Cat by WetCat [Archie Fundraiser]

$50L Friday, Aura, cheeky pea, collabor88, collaboration, dress, exposeur, FLF, furniture, mesh, Miel, mudhoney, new releases, poses, SLink, Truth, zodiac

A Little Cleaning Up

So my dear husband is out of town this weekend, and I figured it would be a great time to clean up a bit around the house. Luckily with the Fancy Feathers collaborative set from Exposeur and Cheeky Pea for Zodiac, I can get all the dusting done!

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Miel put out just the cutest little minidresses for today’s Fifty Linden Friday! The Playa dress is short and sexy, and has some great color change options via an easy to use HUD.

Spruce Up Your Space starts tomorrow, and MudHoney has this really sweet Harriet set for us. The chair even has an animation to pet a kitty! My kitty from this month’s Collabor88 has a new place to sit!

Okay, back to cleaning. I can’t let him come home to a dirty house!

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Starlight by Aura
* Sophie lips by Exodi added, No longer available
Hair: Auralee in Sahara by Truth [Minus the mesh attachment]
Dress: Playa in Stripe Natural by Miel
Shoes: 2-Strap Pumps in Cream by SLink [Vintage Fair 2012]
Necklace: Jeweled Owl by Maxi Gossamer [Collabor88]
Pose & Duster: Fancy Feathers by Cheeky Pea & Exposeur [Zodiac]
Furniture: Harriet Set by MudHoney [Spruce Up Your Space]

AddiCt, adorkable poses, collabor88, hair, ikon, maxi gossamer, mesh, new releases, Truth, zodiac

There’s No Dye In The Woods!

I really love different colored hair, but I don’t wear it very often. Why? Well, I’m outside a lot, and I’d hate to get lost in the woods and not be able to touch up my hair!

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Truth released the new Izzie hair yesterday, and I simply HAD to wear it in pink so I could use the pretty aqua streaks! The streaks are color changeable by a HUD and you can even remove the streaks if you only want your bangs to be one color. There is also a removable color change bow that comes with the hair. I’m not wearing it in the picture because I guess I lost it in the forest or something.

It’s really hard to be pretty and outdoorsy sometimes.

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Osaka by Aura
Eyes: Utopia in Light Cerulean by IKON
Hair: Izzie in Fairyfloss by Truth
Dress: Earth Princess in Bird by AddiCt [Zodiac – Virgo]
Necklace: Jeweled Butterfly by Maxi Gossamer [Collabor88]
Pose by aDORKable Poses

accessories, adorkable poses, collabor88, evies closet, fashion events, glam affair, LaGyo, magika, mesh, monthly sale event, separates, skirt, the hottie cooterati experience, tops, zodiac

Switching Signs

The new Zodiac cycle starts tomorrow! [August 23rd] As a Leo-Virgo cusp sign myself, I’m happy to explore my Virgo side this coming month!

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Zodiac is a monthly themed sales event centered around, well, the zodiac! Each month a new group of several of your favorite stores will create a brand new item using astrology as their inspiration.

In This Post:

Skin: Cassiopea Retro by Glam Affair [The Dressing Room]
Hair: Secretive, Color Pack #3 by Magika
Top & Skirt: Kasia by Evie’s Closet [Zodiac – Virgo]
Flowers: Bizarre Flower Headpiece & Ring by LaGyo [Collabor88]
Pose by aDORKable Poses [Zodiac – Virgo]

adorkable poses, auxiliary, collabor88, dress, glam affair, hair, Maitreya, maxi gossamer, mesh, the dressing room, trompe loeil, Truth, YSYS

There’s No Gravity To Hold Me Down

I wasn’t going to blog the new Xarra tunic by Maitreya. It’s super cute and I do love it, but I figured it would be blogged a whole lot by much better bloggers than me. 🙂 I was right, of course! [And let’s face it, I’m also super lazy and figured it was a good excuse to not blog.] But I cannot resist blogging an outfit if I actually think I look pretty because I struggle at styling myself!

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Truth released new hair today, and I just fell in love with the Bria hair! Long and pinned to the side? Yes, please! Not gonna lie, I’m probably going to try to replicate this style on my real hair and then be sad that it doesn’t look as good.

I hopped over to The Dressing Room today [I THINK it’s the last day for the current cycle, but don’t quote me on that] and picked up these cute Brera pumps by YS&YS. I’m wearing the version with socks, but there is a prim foot-no sock version as well. And I couldn’t resist snatching up Glam Affair‘s Cassiopea Retro skin while I was at TDR! It’s just so pretty!

For someone who didn’t plan on blogging today, I sure have written a lot!

In This Post:

Skin: Cassiopea Retro by Glam Affair [The Dressing Room]
Hair: Bria w/Roots in Seaspray by Truth
Dress: Xarra in Striped Lake by Maitreya
Shoes: Brera in Cognac by YS&YS [The Dressing Room]
Jewelry: Beatrice Necklace & Earrings by Maxi Gossamer
Bag: My Oversized Tote by Auxiliary [Group Gift]
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Tower of the King Skybox by Trompe Loeil [Collabor88]

adorkable poses, Aura, auxiliary, collabor88, hair, izzies, magika, mesh, new releases, NV, zodiac

When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip!

I used to dye my hair a lot when I was younger. I’ve had hair that was platinum blonde and jet black and cherry red and many other colors. I haven’t done more than touching up my dark roots or getting highlights in the past few years, but I’m a HUGE fan of the dip dye hair! I’d do it myself if I didn’t think someone would look at me funny. When I saw the Secretive hair by Magika, I loved the style. But more than that – I loved the dipped color!

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The dipped colors come with Color Pack #3, so remember that if you’re interested in just dipped colors. I really adore how Magika does the HUDs for the hair because it’s like getting a small fatpack for a low price.

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Cupid by Aura
* Briar Glossy Natural lips added
Hair: Secretive, Color Pack 3 by Magika
Top: Slouchy Tank in Sugar Skull by Auxiliary [Collabor88]
Shorts: Soley in Used Washed Denim by NV
* Indra Painted Stacked Bangles by Zaara
* Glitter Nails by Izzie’s
* Devotion Bridal Set by Earthstones
Pose by aDORKable Poses [Zodiac]
Photo taken at B&B Spiritual Designs

bella rose, funky junk, furniture, home, homes, prefabs, vintage fair, what next

Living At The Vintage Fair

I’ve always loved vintage homes. When I was younger, my older sister used to decorate with all this stuff she’d find at thrift shops and she’d create amazing things with what others would consider “old junk.” I’ve never had the luck she’s had in finding the best old things, but luckily in SL, I can have my vintage style without having to sift through peoples’ used china.

At the Vintage Fair, Funky Junk has brought us the Salinas house. It is too adorable! Of course, I always say that about Funky Junk houses, but I always mean it! There are two bedrooms and a sunken living room, along with the bathroom, dining room, and generously sized kitchen. You can choose to get it without a garage as well.

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I learned how to type on a typewriter. Setting it between pica and elite, hearing the satisfying CLACK CLACK CLACK of the keys, it’s definitely a whole different ballgame than typing on a computer. What Next‘s Nouvelle Study has the cutest little typewriter on it! Oh, and a rotary phone! There are plenty of cute animations in the set, too.

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And finally for today, you should check out the RemiRetro furniture set from Bella Rose. There’s all kinds of cute pieces in it, and the colors remind me of something you might find in the Brady Bunch house! I think my favorite item in the whole set might just be that clock! Or the radio! Or… well, it’s all so cute, I just can’t pick one favorite!

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Go on, now. Go to the Vintage Fair and find some home stuff!

Funky Junk at the Vintage Fair

What Next at the Vintage Fair

Bella Rose Designs at the Vintage Fair