.. day comes in the springtime ..

A day comes in the springtime
When Earth puts forth her powers,
Casts off the bonds of winter
And lights him hence with flowers…
~Dora Read Goodale, “The Chorus,” in Country Life in America:
A Magazine for the Home-maker, the Vacation-seeker, the Gardener,
the Farmer, the Nature-teacher, the Naturalist
, April 1902

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A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.
~Emily Dickinson

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March 31st is the last day for this round of The Arcade. Can you believe the month went by so fast?  If you haven’t picked up all the goodies from your list, you better head over there before tomorrow ends.  So many fun, spring, mystical, magical, beautiful things!

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The Scene:

From the March 2016 round of The Arcade Gacha Event:
Ariskea [Le Secret] Secret Build RARE @
Ariskea [Le Secret] Spring Flower Pot Orange @
Ariskea [Le Secret] Spring Flower Pot Yellow @
Ariskea [Le Secret] Dollie Rugs @
Ariskea [Le Secret] Making Of @
Ariskea [Le Secret] Table Plank @
Ariskea [Le Secret] String Light @
MishMish – Deer with birds (red) @
[ keke ] flower chair RARE  @
MishMish – Bird Spring House @
{what next} Spring Garden Bike (decor) @
{what next} Spring Garden Watering Can  @
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Mar 16 Anastasia Bed @
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Mar 16 Anastasia Tall Cabinet  @
MudHoney Skyler Candle Tray @
MadPea BingeWatchers Sofa (RARE) @
Bee.Bu Occasions – You are beautiful @
Trompe Loeil – Suitcase Chair Paris @
Birdy. Magical Menagerie – Owl Cage – Brown @
NOMAD // RARE A // Ventriloquist Dummy RARE @
.random.Matter. – Librarium – Book Stack @
.random.Matter. – Librarium – Bookcase – RARE @
.random.Matter. – Librarium – Rugs – Blue @
* SORGO – N* Chair @
* SORGO – N* Table @
* SORGO – N* PaperStack RARE @
* SORGO – N* NotebookStack @
* SORGO – N* PaperBalls @
Howl – wall mounts wine rack 3 @
Mutresse-Polar Waving- @Bear Cubs @
Mutresse-Brown Honey-Bear Cubs @
[Brixley] twig vase @
[Brixley] spring dining chair – pink @
[Brixley] spring dining chair – mint @
[Brixley] spring dining chair – wood @
[Brixley] spring dining chair – white @
[Brixley] propped shutters @
[Brixley] spring dining table – wood @

Other items in scene:
MishMish  – Spring Grass White Flowers (big)
MishMish – Path to spring (mix) -straight
{RW} Fairly There Fantasy Tree – Rosey 2
{RW} Fairly There Fantasy Tree – Lilac 8

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: [the Skinnery] – Sienna – Champagne (Catwa applier)
Head: CATWA Head Annie v4.5
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Field
Hair:  +Spellbound+ Phoenix – DUO // Grimoire : Complete (The Arcade) @
Necklace: {Reverie} ‘Box of Charms’ – Victorian Heiress  Necklace RARE (The Arcade) @
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Bracelet: {Reverie} ‘Box of Charms’  -Eiffel Tower Bracellete (The Arcade) @
Bracelet: {Reverie} ‘Box of Charms’ – Upper East Side Bracellete
Rings: ieQED anne.ring.set.silver.right
Rings: ieQED jessi.rings.silver
Outfit:  -Pixicat- Karma.Dress nr1 (Maitreya) RARE (The Arcade) @
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
Shoes: Ingenue :: Oksana Heels :: Noir (The Arcade) @
Companion: Birdy.  Magical Menagerie – Phoenix RARE (The Arcade) @
Companion: -Pixicat- Karma.Elephant – Color (Companion) RARE (the Arcade) @
Prop: Birdy. Magical Menagerie – A guide to pets (held) GIFT ❤

Pose in 3rd pic:  Amitie  -Pret a porter-05 (Pose Fair 2016) @


.. a singer in me ..

Who hasn’t always wanted to be on stage, singing to a huge audience, hearing the applause, feeling the adoration?!  Okay, well honestly I can’t say that I’d really want to do that and I know that it would never happen because I’d probably faint before I stepped on the stage. The great part of Second Life though means you can role play just about anything and so here I am on stage… singing!

Tiny Trinkets brings a great set of singing poses to the 2016 Pose Fair.  Included is a retro mic which is adds to the ambiance. I can pretend to be a jazz or classical singer and the mic makes it believable, right?  The set comes with 6 poses with the mirrors.  Both the animations and pose balls are included so that you can add to a hud or just rez a pose ball.  The mics that are included have a resize script and everything works for both adult and small sized avis.

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The Scene
Piano from House of Serenity (no longer in world)

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Head: CATWA Head Annie v4.5
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Luna~ Envi Eye
Skin: the Skinnery Sienna Champagne
Freckles: the Skinnery
Hair:  TRUTH HAIR Polilla (UBER)
Earrings: ISON – opulent earring  (rare) (past Arcade) @
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Necklace:  {Reverie} ‘Box of Charms’ – Victorian Heiress  Necklace RARE (The Arcade) @
Rings: MINIMAL – Amanecer Ring *7*
Rings: ieQED jessi.rings.silver
Top:  .: ryvolter :. Sofi Scalloped Corset – Black MAITREYA (UBER)
Skirt: .: ryvolter :. Sofi Slit Maxi – Black MAITREYA (UBER)
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
Shoes:  Ingenue :: Oksana Heels :: Noir (The Arcade) @

Tiny Trinkets – Singer in Me with Retro Mic (2016 Pose Fair) @

(cross posted on The Hottie Cooterati Experience)

.. meaning to sing you the song ..

I had the opportunity to visit the Shiny Shabby event yesterday and I nearly bought one of everything!  I had fun meandering around the streets of the event, poking my head in to see what the creators have designed specifically for the February round. Shiny Shabby is described as “a flea market for new and weathered things”.  Those that love vintage and antique items in Second Life will be over the moon this round. So many things to choose from. But if you enjoy a more modern style, don’t despair.. there is plenty for you too!  The event opens in grand style at noon SLT today (February 20th). Take the time to visit this cool new event.

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We know so perfectly how to give birth to the monsters inside us,
but for reasons I will never figure out,
we have not the slightest clue of what to do with all the love.
~Christopher Poindexter

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You know you’re in trouble
When the spotlight is on you
When nothing can be trusted
And you don’t know what to do

Hold on to yourself
You’re just someone like me
And you’re slowly becoming
What you’re pretending to be

I’ve been meaning to sing you the song
I’ve been meaning to sing you the song for so long

And to all you good people
That were lost along the way
I have need for your smiles
And friendship today

All those magical nights
When our aim seemed so true
You of all must know the reason
I still feel like I do

I’ve been meaning to sing you the song
I’ve been meaning to sing you the song for so long

I must take to the stage
I need nerves of steel
No matter how weak
And how weightless I feel

I just wanted to come across strong
Who, really, who was I trying to fool

                           ~ From Sivert Høyem’s album “Exile”

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Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Skin: -Glam Affair – Sia II – Jamaica tone – 01 D
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Luna~ Envi Eye (Kustom9)
Lashes: ::BB:: Mesh Lashes V.01 (minimalist black)
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Shabby hair – Naturals II (Shiny Shabby)
Necklace: ::: Krystal ::: Key to My Heart Necklace – Platinum
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Ring: ieQED jessi.rings.silver (Shiny Shabby)
Ring: EarthStones Mother’s Ring – 2 Stone
Top: ::C’est la vie !:: jiyun tops(ivory) (Shiny Shabby)
Armwarmers: ::C’est la vie !:: jiyun armwarmer (Shiny Shabby)
Skirt: {Reverie} Honey Pie Skirt – Brown (Shiny Shabby)
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V2.1
Shoes: Pure Poison – Le Ballet Flats – Beige (Shiny Shabby)

Pose: an lár [poses] – Simpli Series (Shiny Shabby)

*ionic* Japanese Dream from Minimal Shabby – RARE (Shiny Shabby)
[ keke ] the pea princess’s bed  (Shiny Shabby)
[ keke ] the pea princess’s DIY book stable  (Shiny Shabby)
Apt B // Shabby Chic Chair -PG- (Shiny Shabby)
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 3 (Shiny Shabby)
[ zerkalo ] Rug  (Shiny Shabby)
[ zerkalo ] Huge pile of books RARE  (Shiny Shabby)