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Copper boom!

I know it’s been awhile. RL has been kicking my ass. First I had an unexpected complication from the surgery I had in March (which you’re welcome to read about here, on my personal blog). My thyroid got completely out of whack and if you’ve ever had issues with your thyroid you know the many ways this will affect you. Basically, a normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is under 4.5… mine was 26. Yeah, it’s not good. I go back to have it rechecked in a couple of weeks, but it’s meant I’ve been exhausted, scattered (thyroid problems make concentration harder, add that to ADD and fibro fog and it’s not pretty) and overall, I just feel kind of… meh. I get moody when my thyroid’s fucked up and moodiness isn’t a normal state for me so I hate when I feel this way. It feels like my emotions belong to a stranger and it makes me feel raw and exposed.

Anyway, as if that wasn’t enough, my 86 year-old grandfather’s health took a turn for the worse in the past month. He’s been fading for awhile thanks to dementia… but the last couple of weeks especially have been horrible. He’s now under hospice care at home and I am both dreading his death and hoping it won’t be long now. I don’t want him to have to live this way, stripped of his dignity and independence. I am 1800 miles away and had hoped to see him in June (it was a bit up-in-the-air) but even if I get back east I no longer expect him to be there, except in memories.

I cope by doing one of four things: reading, listening to music, playing games with my husband or rewatching Gilmore Girls (which, tbh, I’m pretty much always doing). Copper boom! is a so-called Gilmorism from Season 4 of the series. It is a mishearing that becomes a thing they say that means “hurry up!” I’ve been feeling a need to hurry up, even as I’ve struggled to do so, and therefore it seemed appropriate to use the custom hud for the adorable Blueberry Lila sweatshirt tied around my waist (worn with matching jeans) to reflect my feelings. I grabbed my alt, who is appropriately currently named Lorelai, to pose with me using a pose by Infiniti. My adorable sneakers are from Ingenue. I fell in love with a pic of similar RL shoes and sent it to the lovely Betty Doyle who – much to my delight – made a version of them in SL!

Copper Boom

I’m wearing a top from Vinyl that reflects the coffee loving Gilmore Girls… to be honest, I’m not much for coffee myself unless it’s from Starbucks and has been seriously flavored somehow. I also had to show off one of LAQ’s new faces, Leia. LAQ recently revamped their heads and the way it works now is pretty cool. You can read the full details on their Flickr post, but the short version is that you now buy the heads separately from the HUD and once you have a HUD it will work with any of the heads. This saves you money if you’re someone who enjoys having multiple heads to choose from (and other strange things you don’t say in RL). The HUD has been updated, with new mocap animations.

Leia.

And here’s a headshot of my alt, wearing LAQ’s Ana head. I just love the pouty lips on this head.

Lorelai

Hopefully I will be back to blogging more regularly soon. I’ve definitely missed it.

~Lucie

Credits
On Me:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Leia mesh head + applier in tone 2.0
Truth: Panny hair – Reds Uber
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – Cinnamon
Vinyl: Daya cropped sweater – fatpack
Blueberry: Lila jeans and sweater – fatpack
Ingenue: Lollie sneakers – Peach Floral

On Lorelai:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Ana bento mesh head
Exile: Lush Life – Naturals (pic 1), Lust For Life – Natural Fusion (pic 3)
Buzzeri: Moody eyes – Storm
Neve: Crush bloom top
Blueberry: Frappe denim shorts
Cae: Presley choker and earrings
fri.day: Delilah wraps – Cloud

Infiniti: Blossom friends pose
Paper Rabbit: Pose 11 (pic 2)

Decor:
Pic 1
Little Branch: PoplarTree.v1{Animated}*4Seasons, Bouton d’or Pink{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}, WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Orange{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Yellow{Rounded-Field}
JIAN:’dorable Danes 8. Blue Wander Pup

Pic 2
Cheeky Pea: Brother County Bridge, Brother County Cuddle Wall (PG)

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Dawn at the Boho Cafe

When I saw Death Row Design’s new release for Uber, I knew I had to have it for my sim. It’s so cute and I love anything with a boho vibe. I bought the entire set and have no regrets! I wanted to make it look cheerful and spring-y outside, so I used some of Little Branch’s gorgeous new tree releases. The big Poplar tree behind the cafe was at an event but should soon be in the Mainstore. To the right (your right) is one of Little Branch’s Lime trees, which you will find at The Clique through April 4th. On the left is a Fig tree, also by Little Branch, and currently available at Shiny Shabby! All three trees are animated and season change, plus they include grass (as seen in the picture by the trees).

Dawn at the Boho Cafe

To those celebrating, Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

~Lucie

Credits
DRD – Boho Bean Coffee Shack – Shack Furnished
JIAN Glam Greyhounds 3. Adult Wanderer RARE, Glam Greyhounds 9. Wander Pup Brindle (March 2018 Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Lighted Pathway – Stars – Rainbow
Little Branch: LB_FigTree{Animated}Seasons, LB_LimeTree{Animated}4SASesons, LB_PoplarTree.v1{ACAnimated}*4Seasons, LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh

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Woodland Friends

Wow, so I’ve had a wild few weeks. I was waiting on insurance approval for surgery but it was expected to take a month or longer, and it was also expected that it would initially be denied and we’d have to submit more documents to get it approved. Instead, they approved it in 5 days and I was given about a week’s notice that I was having surgery! I’m fine, recovering well so far and will be more active again once I’m fully healed.

Even though I’m still recovering, I did want to do a quick spring post because it’s been gloriously warm here in Colorado (frankly, too warm and too dry for this early, but I’m gonna just enjoy it and hope for spring snow!). I created a scene on my sim with some of JIAN‘s adorable little critters, gorgeous flowers and trees from Little Branch and of course, my houses from Trompe Loeil.

Woodland Friends

More from me soon!

~Lucie

Credits
Little Branch: WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Orange{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Yellow{Rounded-Field}, GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons 7Li, PoplarTree.v1{Animated}*4Seasons, LB_GiantBeech{Animated}4Seasons (The Poplar is currently available at FaMESHed and all other items can be found in the Mainstore, linked above)
Happy Mood: Garden Tree09 with Lights – bGreen c
Trompe Loeil: Anastasia Cottage Ocean, Shoemaker Cottage, Hudson Lighthouse V1.1
JIAN: White Tail Deer – Female Adult (Animated), White Tail Deer – Male Adult (Sleep L), White Tail Deer – Fawn (Sleep R), Bunny (Static – Mama & Babies), : Bunny (Static – Upright R), Squirrel Feeder

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Hello October

October has long been one of my favorite months. I love autumn. Right now it’s snowing outside, the leaves are mostly a glorious gold and it’s just breathtaking. It will be a bit before I add snow in SL, though! I have to savor this season as much as I can! So, I’ve created an apple orchard, a table for “selling” my wares, a pumpkin patch, a cornfield… and I’m still working on my sim! But I had to share some of what I’ve done so far, and I had the cutest autumn ensemble going on! My top is Decoy, available at the current round of Collabor88 until October 6th. My adorable Mary Jane style sneakers are also a Collabor88 release, from Ingenue. I absolutely love these and they come in a wide mix of solids and patterns, so there’s something for everyone. My cozy leggings from Neve can now be found in the Mainstore, and come in a wide variety of colors and prints.

Waiting for a sale

My hair is Athena, by Truth. It was the VIP group gift in September. It’s still available as the group gift, but I don’t know for how much longer! Still, older gifts are available for sale. The VIP group is SO worth being in because you get a multi-style full colorpack hair each month! Athena is one of my all-time favorite hairs in SL. I love all of these rebellious, wild curls and it almost makes me want to cut my RL curls shorter. But then add in the cute side braid and style options and it’s really versatile, too. My Catwa skin applier is Olga from [theSkinnery] and it is also at Collabor88 through the 6th. I topped the lips with one of the colors from the Sheer Kiss palette from Pink Fuel. These adorable Jack-o-Lanterns are by Candle and Cauldron and you can buy them individually or in fatpacks per color.

Sincerity

~Lucie

Fashion Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Koura mesh head
[theSkinnery]: Olga applier – Champagne – No Brows version Collabor88
[theSkinnery]: Dune Brows Style 3
Buzzeri: Shift eyes – Human – Moss
Decoy: Natalie Tunic Collabor88
Cae: Acorn necklace
Neve: Deedee leggings
Ingenue: Elke sneakers – Chocolate Collabor88
Repose: Smoking Hot pose 1 (Marketplace only)

Decor Credits:
Pic 1
JIAN: Hillside Orchard – Apple Tree, Table w/ Runner, Cider Jugs (4), Apple Bags (3C), Apple Bags (Solo 1), Apple Bags (Solo 2), Apple Bags (Solo 3), LadderApple Bucket (Few)
[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry 03 – random, grass field dry 04 – random
JIAN Playtime Piglets 1. Hay Napper RARE
{what next} Orchard Fallen Apples Decor, Garden Paving – cross path (lit)
Ariskea: Sage pumpkins 1 & 2
Sway’s [Autumn] Pumpkin decoration . single B – 3
{BunBun & Dream} HalloweenParty – Donuts Traditional
+Half-Deer+ Ice Cream Flowers – Pumpkin Collabor88
*HEXtraordinary*Pumpkin Pasties
MishMish – Mini Pumpkin Pies
Artisan Fantasy: Stony Hollow Hay Bale – Solo
HPMD* Cliff Hill – autumn B, HPMD* Garden Tree08 – orange c
Cheeky Pea: Asher’s Hayride Cider Station

Pic 2
[DDD] New Pumpkin Garden Plot – 2×2, Wood & Rope Picket Fence
Candle and Cauldron: Take Flight Jack-o-Lantern – Nox, Familiar Jack-o-Lantern – Orange, Tall Happy Jack-o-Lantern – Casper
Con.&floorplan. Windmill Hideout – PG – Green
Little Branch: sweetChestNut*7Li{Seasons}*Animated
HPMD* Garden Tree05 – extra two colors / A+B

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Autumn Ana

LAQ’s been on a roll lately with the mesh heads. Ana is one of the four currently available bento heads at LAQ. I really love this head. The face is so sassy and flirty. I’ve added freckles, also by LAQ, which are really cute. Of course, it’s full on autumn here in Colorado with the aspens changing to yellow, so naturally I have a pumpkin spice latte, courtesy of Reign’s Fall Vibes collection at The Arcade. My hair is from Exile and you can find it at Collabor88 The hat is optional, but super cute so I had to wear it. I’m wearing eyes from [theSkinnery].

Ana

My shorts and cozy top are both Neve releases currently available at FaMESHed. My knee high socks are appliers from Izzie’s and the woven boots I’m wearing are from Reign’s second machine (Fall Essentials) at The Arcade. My bag is also Reign, and it’s rigged which makes me so happy. It’s from the same Fall Vibes gacha collection as my latte.

Autumn Adventress

Full credits, including decor, below!

~Lucie

Fashion Credits:
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
LAQ: Ana bento mesh head w/LAQ’s freckles applier (sold separately) tone 1.5
[theSkinnery]: Don’t Speak eyes 1
Exile: Break The Rules hair w/hat – Reds Collabor88
Neve: Dormitory top, Tawna shorts FaMESHed
Hello Dave: Fourth nail appliers
Reign: Doodle Cup Latte PSL #5, Fall Vibes Traveler Bag Sight See’r #9, Oxley Woven Boots fatpack – Rare
Izzie’s: Overknee socks applier
Infiniti: Better To See You With – Pose 4

Decor Credits:
Trompe Loeil – Le Fay Cottage w/garden (slightly modified)
JIAN Cat Pumpkin :: Smol and not smol, Napping
+Half-Deer+ Scattered Acorns – Bright – Big Group, Scattered Acorns – Bright – Long Group, Scattered Acorns – Dark – Big Group, Scattered Acorns – Dark – Small Group
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Fairytale IV, Pumpkin – Sweet Dumpling I
[DDD] Pumpkin – Saggy
[Brixley] happy halloween door mat (not sure this is available any longer)
{what next} ‘Welcome’ Pumpkin, Bellevie chair/firepit set, Apple Cider Tray
Cheeky Pea: Poetry Autumn Bench
Happy Mood: Garden Tree09 with Lights – yellow a, Garden Tree07 – yellow a, Garden Tree08 with Lights – orange c

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In The Blood (slightly NSFW)

Have you ever heard a song that spoke to you so instantly that before it was over you were singing along with it, even though you’d never heard it before? That was me with John Mayer’s In The Blood. This song is about how our dysfunctional family relationships can impact our romantic (and other) relationships. There are 3 verses, and while I relate to all three, it’s particularly the second one that really resonates with me, because it describes my own father so perfectly.

How much of my father am I destined to become?
Will I dim the lights inside me just to satisfy someone?
Will I let this woman kill me or do away with jealous love?
Will it wash out in the water or is it always in the blood?

Continue reading “In The Blood (slightly NSFW)”

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Welcome summer!

It’s officially summer (for those of us in the northern hemisphere at least), and here in Colorado it has felt like it for days. It’s been unseasonably warm (and we have no ac because most summers we don’t need it). So I couldn’t resist something that felt super summery and comfy in SL. I wasn’t really going for vintage, but it just sort of all fell together, and the look I put together wound up being really vintage. I feel kind of like a pinup girl from the 50s! My hair is one of Exile’s Collabor88 releases, and the Resort theme for this round definitely has a retro vibe. My top from Just Because is also at the current round of Collabor88. The adorable kitten heels I’m wearing are Ingenue’s Dorothy shoes for Vintage Fair. These are only compatible with SLink’s Kitten feet. You can wear the feet even if you wear a Maitreya body, and the shoes made for these feet are always adorable and often feel a bit retro. My shorts are by Neve and are also definitely have a retro vibe, and you can find them at FaMESHed’s June round.

Long hot summer

Now, I have to get to something I am so crazy excited about… LAQ’s newly released Gaia bento mesh head. Now there are a lot of mesh heads out there, so you might wonder what’s special about this particular head. Well, I have an answer for you. It has motion capture animations and they are SO DAMN CUTE. LAQ did a video on their YouTube channel that shows the animations, and it’s definitely worth a watch. I managed to catch this shot mid smirk… and thought it was adorable! In addition to the motion capture moods, there are multiple static poses that are good for photography. I am also wearing Cae’s latest release, Kitten. This necklace and earrings set is for sale at Cosmopolitan. I’m only wearing the necklace, but trust me when I say the earrings are every bit as adorable!

Gaia by LAQ

I really, really love this head. It’s so cute and soft. It took me a bit of playing around to get my shape the way I wanted. To make it easier, I used measurements from 2 of the 5 included shapes as a base and worked from there. But once I got it how I wanted, I was just in love. It’s absolutely gorgeous and I definitely recommend demoing it to see if it suits you. I can’t wait to see what appliers are released by both LAQ and other designers.

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
SLink: Physique Hourglass mesh body, Dynamic mesh hands and Kitten mesh feet
Exile: Be My Baby – Natural Fusion HUD Collabor88
LAQ: Gaia mesh head (w/included brown eyes) – Skintone 1.5
Cae: Kitten necklace Cosmopolitan
Just Because: Luma tube top Collabor88
Neve: Leyla shorts – Neutrals FaMESHed
Ingenue: Dorothy kitten heels Vintage Fair
Infiniti: Breeze pose 1m

Decor:
What Next: Sandbridge Ice Cream Cart – Pink & Green, Waterfront Dock with ladders
Trompe Loeil: Shelter Island Cottage Mint, Marin Lighthouse
Forest Floor: Alder – Lush (Legendary)
JIAN: Beach Corgis – Beach Towel RARE