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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sweet Nothing

Sweet Nothing

Things I enjoy about summer... being able to sleep until noon and managing to actually make two blog posts in one week!  If only the summer could last forever.

My photos today were completely inspired by the new release by LaRoo Shoes at FaMESHed.  I always think schoolgirl whenever I see socks worn with shoes that are typically worn without socks... like heels.  The Ellie Sock Pumps are extremely adorable and very well made.  They are available in ten solid colors and four floral patterns.  A HUD containing twelve colors is also included for the socks.  FaMESHed closes at the end of the month, but I'm sure these will also be offered at LaRoo's main store afterwards.

Sweet Nothing

Clothing: Montgomery in Sea by coldLogic
Shoes: Ellie Sock Pumps in Peach Floral by LaRoo Shoes @ FaMESHed New
Hands: Mesh Hands Relaxed R and Elegant L by Slink
Nail Applier: French Nails by Izzie's
Hair: Daffodil in Brown 08 by [elikatira]
Skin: Lulu 07 BR by Glam Affair @ The Arcade
Skin Applier: Slink Hands Skin Applier America by Glam Affair
Makeup: Black Eyeliner in Gentle Fume by Acid & Mala
Eyes: Ardent Eyes in Skyfall by IKON
Lashes: 2011 Lashes Curl by LeLutka
Poses: [1] Shy 3 and [2] Pencil II 6 by aDORKable Poses
Location: Pretty Island
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Weird Questions Meme

Weird Questions Meme

Last week's meme challenge by Strawberry Singh was so much fun and wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be; this week's is a little more mellow.  Before I get into answering Berry's "weird" questions for us, I have to say that I was really inspired last week.  With the closing of my two favorite pose stores (aDORKable Poses and Glitterati) within such a short time span, I have been quite saddened.  The discovery of photography was something that happen very early in my slife, and as any Second Life photographer knows, you need poses!  Berry's challenge last week prompted me to attempt to create my own.  I didn't expect to be very successful (I do well to "build" a box in world), but it was a lot funner than I imagined.  I had so much fun that I made a few more poses and got this crazy idea to open my own pose shop!  I'm sure mine aren't the best on the grid at the moment, but I'm having so much fun practicing and hope to have a small store up and running by July 1st!  In the meantime, is celebrating its second birthday, and I have made a small pack of three poses plus mirror as a gift.  They are free at Seraphim's headquarters through July 19th.  You do have to be a member of the in-world -Seraphim- group with an active group tag to receive the gift.

Now, on to Berry's questions...

1. Which was the last sim you visited?  (Other than your home) The Slums

2. Does your avatar look like the real you?  I do have brown hair, blue eyes and very pale skin, but that's about where the similarities end.

3. Do you wear underwear/panties underneath your clothing when out and about on the grid?  Since I wear mesh clothing the majority of the time, I really don't see the need of wearing underwear since I'm wearing an alpha layer to cover those bits and pieces anyway.

4. If you won a million linden dollars, what would be the first thing you buy in world?  I would probably cash out and pay a few real life bills.  Lol  I do think I would eventually like to own a few sims and have rental units.

5. Have you ever bought something in SL and then realized afterwards that you had already owned it from before?  I've done this more often than I would like to admit.  It's usually happened with poses during sales.

6. Have you ever done anything in Second Life that would be considered illegal in real life?  When I was a newbie, I didn't realize you could double click clothing layers to remove one and add another.  I thought it was like real life and you had to get completely undressed first.  I would try to find trees or other objects to hide behind in public so I could change my clothes.  I was actually banned from a sim once (I was less than a week old) for public nudity.  LOL

7. If you could go on a date with any other avatar, who would it be?  My husband, Dryden Macbain.

8. Who, in your opinion, was the greatest avatar to ever slive?  I don't think I've known enough avatars to make a valid decision.

9. What is the most embarrassing thing you've ever done in world?  I went to a shop when I was a newbie to pick up a Christmas present.  You had to sit on Santa's lap to get the gift.  Let's just say that Santa would have been put on the naughty list.

10. If your avatar had a mind of its own, what do you think it would say to you?  Please clean my closet!!

Seraphim Turns Two

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lashae or Someone Like Her

Lashae or Someone Like Her

This past Monday Strawberry Singh posted her latest "Monday Meme Challenge" which was a bit more challenging than her normal.  Berry challenged her readers to recreate a movie poster inspired by the original.  I had to do a small Google search for movies beginning with the letter "L" and came across Life or Something Like It staring Angelina Jolie and Ed Burns.  I've never actually watching the movie, but I will definitely be adding it to my Netflix queue.

This blog post was honestly the most fun I've had blogging in a long time.  I didn't really want to search through thousands of poses to try and find one to match the pose in the original movie photo; that would have taken a lot of precious time that I don't have to give up at the moment.  So I instead did something that I have been wanting to do for a long time... I made my own pose!  I always thought that it would be extremely stressful and agitating, but I ended up having such a good time that I plan on doing it more often.  Who knows, perhaps some day I will gain the courage to open my own pose store.

Credits (Lashae)
  • Hands: Mesh Hands Relaxed Right by Slink
  • Nail Applier: French Nails by Izzie's
  • Hair: Teddy in LightBlondes01 by TRUTH
  • Skin: Lulu 07 BL by Glam Affair @ The Arcade
  • Skin Applier: Slink Hands Skin Applier America by Glam Affair
  • Makeup: Black Eyeliner in Gentle Fume by Acid & Mala
  • Eyes: Ardent Eyes in Skyfall by IKON
  • Lashes: 2011 Lashes Curl by LeLutka
  • Pose made by Lashae Karsin

Credits (Dryden)
  • Clothing: Shaw in Void by FATEwear
  • Hair: Aiden in Sable by Exile
  • Skin: April Group Gift M in Tan by Filthy Skins (No longer available)
  • Eyes: Eternal Eyes in Olive by IKON
  • Pose: Pencil 1 by aDORKable Poses
Monday, June 10, 2013



Sometimes you just need a day to relax, lay on the beach and have a little fun with your friends.  I have to be honest... I've never been really close to many females (outside of my family) in my life.  Too much pettiness and drama always got in the way.  That all changed after deciding to blog with SeraphimSL two years ago (I can't believe it's already been that long!).  Of course various bloggers have come and gone over time, but it has truly given me the opportunity to meet some amazing people and develop friendships that I never imagined having.  I love the no drama attitude of the ladies (and one guy) I work with.

If you would like to see the credits for any of the ladies I'm posing with, please check out their personal blogs.  From left to right: Liane Boomhauer, Danica Saerwen, Vixen Thibedeau, me and Eshe Nakim.

My Credits

  • Clothing: Ruffly Kini in Petal by Paper.Doll @ The Arcade New
  • Shoes: Ilena Sandals in White by Slink
  • Feet: Women's Natural Barefeet by Slink
  • Hands: Mesh Hands Elegant 1M Left and Right by Slink
  • Nail Applier: Classic Nails in Pastels by Izzie's
  • Hair: Enjoy in Brown 08 by [elikatira] @ The Boutique
  • Skin: Irene Skin Pale DB by Izzie's
  • Skin Applier: Slink Hands Applier and Slink Feet Applier by Izzie's
  • Makeup: [Eyeshadow] Irene Eyeshadow Smokey by Izzie's (Included with purchase of skin) and [Lips] Glossy Lip Highlights 3D by Izzie's
  • Eyes: Ardent Eyes in Pewter by IKON
  • Lashes: 2011 Lashes Curl by LeLutka
  • Pose: Girlband by Glitterati Closing Sale
Monday, June 3, 2013

Behind the SL Me Meme

About Me Meme

I was browsing around looking at blogposts when I came across a meme to introduce the real person behind the SL avatar.  I liked the idea and threw together a collage of my own.

Favorite Color: Deep Pink (especially with black)

Favorite Flower: Peace Rose

Favorite Animal: Giraffe (I also really love African elephants!)

Favorite Music: It honestly depends on my mood.  I really love hard rock and good metal; I emphasized good because I don't like music that is loud simply for the sake of being loud.  Good metal is like symphony played with different instruments.  Megadeth and Metallica are excellent examples.  If I need to concentrate on something, I listen to soft classical music.  Ten years ago I would never have seen myself wanting to listen to classical, but it is a technique I picked up in college when I had trouble studying for chemistry exams.  

Favorite Book: I love the entire Harry Potter series, but I think The Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite because Harry finally has a family.

Favorite Movie: The Notebook

Favorite Television Show:  I couldn't choose just one!  My favorites are The Vampire Diaries, Dexter, Pretty Little Liars and Revenge.

Favorite Hot Drink: Hot Chocolate

Favorite Cold Drink: Water (I actually prefer for it to be at room temperature.)

Favorite Food: Chocolate!

Favorite Clothing: Loungewear

Favorite Number: If I have to choose one, it would be thirteen.  It has a reputation of being an unlucky number, but it is uncanny how many numbers I have been assigned with the number 13 in it... and nothing bad ever happened!

Favorite Letter: A for my real life first name.

Favorite Place: There is nowhere I would rather be than with my husband, and where he is is always home.  ♥

Favorite Season: Spring

Astrological Sign: Libra

Favorite Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers ♥

Favorite Fantasy Creature: Unicorn

Favorite Hobby: Blogging

Favorite Song: "When You Say Nothing At All" by Allison Krauss