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I got the boy…

The two pics in this post were inspired by Jana Kramer’s song “I Got The Boy.” I have had the idea for this post literally since the first time I heard this song… and it came out in 2015, so it’s been a long time in the making. You can read the lyrics (and I’ll add the video below, which may not work depending on where you live due to streaming rights). But the gist of it is, a woman sees her first love’s wedding pic in the paper… and she gets very nostalgic.

I decided to use my malt and one of my alts to do this. My malt is in the same skin/body/head for both shots, but with the help of some different hair and a beard, he’s “grown up” a bit in the wedding pic.

I got the boy (which for some reason I did with my alt, so really “I” got the man lol).

I got the boy

She got the man.

In this look, I am wearing Pink Fuel’s gorgeous LeLutka applier for Lookbook. I also have on one of Izzie’s Natural Glosses for Lookbook and my eyes are LeLutka appliers, also a Lookbook release, from Avi Glam. Izzie’s and Avi Glam also included Omega and Catwa appliers. You can grab the free HUD to shop from on Marketplace or you can pick one up in world at Lookbook HQ. Lookbook HUDs update on the 27th of every month.

She got the man

The song that inspired it all.

~Lucie

Credits:
(I got the boy)
On Seph
Belleza: Jake mesh body
LeLutka: Andrea bento head
Izzie’s: Tokyo Lights eyes
Exile: Can’t Stop The Feeling – Naturals
Riot: Maui Swim Trunks – Glacier

On Lorelai
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Ana bento head (tone 1.0)
Doe: Gaz hair – Blondes
Buzzeri: Moody eyes – Storm
Just Because: Irma bikini – fatpack

Purple Poses: Couple Pose 777

Scene:
[PM]Pixel Mode – Classic Kidney Shape Pool
JIAN Pupper Pool Party :: Weenie Spinning Floater
{what next} Lazy Summer Drinks Floatie (pink)
{what next} Lazy Summer Floatie (peach)
{what next} Lazy Summer Drinks Floatie (mint)
Little Branch FloweringDogwooda.v2{Animated}Seasons
HPMD* WildGrasses -green- a
Botanical – T2C Aspen Tree 1
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights – bGreen c
HPMD* Sweet Garden Grass02 – purple
Stockholm&Lima:Backyard Picnic Table [PG]
Artisan Fantasy *AF* Picnic 6 – Sandwich Basket
dust bunny . summer picnic . silverware basket
dust bunny . summer picnic . cheese wheel
HPMD* Shrub – ygreen*c (+resizer)
Little Branch KatsuraTree.v1{Animated}4Seasons

Credits:
(She got the man)
Seph
Belleza: Jake mesh body
LeLutka: Andrea bento head
Izzie’s: Tokyo Lights eyes
Exile: Better Days hair – Naturals
Lapointe & Bastchild: Gage 3 piece tuxedo – Premium Edition (shoes included)

Lucie
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Chloe bento head
Pink Fuel: Anja applier – Peach – thick brows Lookbook
Avi Glam: Delicate Eyes Lookbook
Truth: Bloom hair – Multitone 1 pack
Izzie’s: Natural Lipgloss applier Lookbook
e.marie: Palette Collection 1 – Oval Nails
Cae: Estrela necklace & earrings, Audrey ring
Neve: Gracie dress
Ardent Poses: Together Pose Pose Fair July

Scene:
Your Dreams: Enchanted forest wedding (former Deco(c)rate items)
Little Branch SpringBlossomsTree{Animated}*4Seasons

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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?

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