Thursday, 3 October 2013

these boots were made for walking

I did some shopping today (big surprise there lol) and one of the places I went to was VG Shoes who were participating in 55L Thursday.  I got some really gorgeous boots from there...

And the really great thing about them is you get two pairs for 55 lindens!! The red and black which I'm showing here and black and red as well.

Autumn Challenge

Feeling better today so I decided to participate in Strawberry Singh's new meme.

1. Is Autumn your favourite season? Why or why not? It absolutely is my fave season of the year. I love that the temperature is just right - not too warm and not too cold and the colours are just incredible although I could do without all the rain we usually get here in the UK.

2. Do you call it Autumn or Fall? Autumn. We don't really use the word Fall to describe this season in the UK.

3. What kind of weather does your area get during this season? Temperatures can range from 40-60 F and we get everything from rain to sunshine to gale force winds (sometimes in the same day).

4. Which colour do you always associate with Autumn? Orange - makes me think of the leaves changing colour.

5. Which Autumn themed sim is your favourite at the moment? I don't really have one yet as I haven't had a chance to do much exploring yet.

What I'm wearing:

Skin - YS&YS - Rachel (ocean)
Eyes - IKON - Sunrise Eyes in Celtic Green
Tattoos (Lips) - ENCHANTED INK - Matte Lipstick in Berry
             (Eyes) - WOW SKINS - Smokey Eyeshadow
Hair - SLINK - Bianca in Russet
Outfit - SN@TCH - Astrid Sweater Dress in Purple
Jacket - TokiD - Juliana Sweater in Mustard (dressing room fusion)
Boots - DUCKNIPPLE - Abba Boots

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Prim Perfection?

As promised I've taken some photos of my new furniture.  I think the store was called prim perfection but I'm not sure - will edit later if I'm wrong.

This is my new living room set which is colour change.  I know it looks pretty basic but it's only one prim for the whole set which is great when you have only 20 to play with.

This is my kitchen and again only one prim and I really like it.

And my bed which is again only one prim for the whole set and the colour scheme actually reminds me of my real life bedroom.

Monday, 30 September 2013

a little cold

Wow couldn't believe it - logged onto my post and the view count told me that at least 30 people had visited yesterday *yay*.  This is a bonus but I actually do this blog for me but if people read it that's ok.

Reason for the title - I'm feeling ill.  Got a head cold and I'm an absolute baby when it comes to them, just want to curl up on the sofa and veg out watching TV which would be a good thing since I have loads to catch up with on my Tivo.  Won't actually be inworld much for the next week between work and feeling like crap so will probably only log on a couple of times a day just to get whatever notices get sent out.  But here's the great bit of news I have two weeks holiday starting this weekend which means I can finish sorting my inventory and hopefully start exploring the grid as I haven't done much besides shop and go hunting.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Fishing part 2

Yay got the outfit from Sn@tch and quicker than I expected - only took me two hours.

A big thank-you goes to Gekischa Ameterasu who gave me about 6 of the items I needed as a thankyou for helping her finish her outfit.

I'm now back to trying to sort out my inventory so that I can actually find stuff in it *lol*


Spending the next few hours fishing at Sn@tch to get their new outfit the green fairy - wish more stores would do this as it's a great way to get a free outfit plus I get to help people finish theirs off with the extras I collect.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Halloween goodies

Just wanted to show off the new Halloween sweater I got from Sweeter Than Candy - only 60L this weekend and you get three sweaters in the pack.  The other two are a green one that says happy halloween on it and a purple one that has a witches hat on it.  I've paired it with the new hair style from Alli & Ali - they do really great hairs and this one didn't cost me anything as I won it in the action board at the mainstore - there is also one available as a group gift (or the voting present I'm not sure which).


Hair - Alli & Ali - seventeen in light brown (free)
Sweater - Sweeter Than Candy - Halloween sweater (not free)
Pants - DE Designs - rune leather pants (not free)

Strawberry Singh's birthday meme

One of the blogs I have been reading lately is Strawberry Singh's and I really love the meme's she puts out every Monday.  So this is my contribution to this weeks meme.  I have no idea how to do the photo editing with writing yet so I just put in a random photo of me.

Ok on to the questions:

1. When is your birthday - August 16

2. Pick one person who shares your birthday and share what you know about them - Madonna (only the most famous pop star on the planet).

3. List one notable event that took place on your birthday - this one was easy Elvis Presley died on my birthday in 1977 - I was three that day.

4. Tell us about a holiday that falls on your birthday - I thought this one appropriate as I am British.  In Vermont they celebrate Bennington Battle Day on my birthday to commemorate the Americans victory over the British in the American Revolutionary War in 1777.

If you can do the math from what I let drop in one of my answers you know that I hit the big 4-0 next year *gulp*.  Everyone tells me life begins at 40 but but does that mean the previous 39 were a mistake?


Dress - Cynful - from the Autumn effect hunt
Boots - Dressed By Lexi - Ambition boots (part of September group gift)
Hair - EMO-tions - previous group gift
Tights - Izzie's - cat tights in black

my first build

I actually built something this morning. I know it's not much but it's a first step.  I wanted a backdrop to take photos at home so I thought why not build one?

It's only basic but it's perfect for what I need it for - to take photos of me wearing outfits when I don't feel like doing a location shoot.

OK might have to rethink the background of my blog as you cant see where the photo ends lol.  But I have at least taken a better photo of me using one of the windlight settings available on firestorm (one of the AnaLutetia ones I think.)

Edit:  success!! managed to change the background to a gorgeous pink - oh I do love that colour.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Lag - glorious lag

Urgh... tried to get some shopping done tonight but the lag monster defeated me. Managed to get the items from 50 linden Friday that I wanted but then made the mistake of going to Liv-Glam and the lag there is horrendous - knew I should have worn system clothing and a hairbase this is a store where you do not want to be bogged down with a lot of prims (especially if you have an older computer). Will try again tomorrow.


Well I managed to find some new furniture - and it's low prim which is great as I only get 20 prims for my apartment.

So here I am on my new sofa which I will show better in a later post and in the corner you can see my new bed.

Off shopping now 50 linden Friday is calling me lol.

Thursday, 26 September 2013


Ok last post for today - I promise!!

wanted to see if I could upload a photo to my blog so you can see what I look like in SL.  I know it looks bad but my photo skills aren't up to much at the moment.

I was right I definitely need to improve!! (wonder if it's too late to send back the camera *lol*)

New Home

Just rented a new home in SL.  Was originally a premium member with my own place but figured the cost of being a premium member was too much when I would rather spend that money on lindens and get a cheap rental with it.

Managed to find a place through the classifieds. I searched for apartments and tp'ed to a few of the rental places to check out the cost and what the properties looked like and Palm Cove Resort was the first one that met my criteria for being cheap and a decent size for a one room apartment.

The only downside is the prim limit - I only have 20 prims to play with.  Looks like I will be furniture shopping this weekend.

My first post!!

Never thought I would actually be doing this but here goes *gulp*.

My SL name is liana38 resident - don't laugh couldn't think of anything better (or wittier) at the time.  I have been a resident of SL for about two months now and just wanted to give the blogging thing a try.

Figuring out how to make this look good is definitely going to be half the battle - also stopping myself from making this a blog that only I read.  I'm basically a very shy and extremely private person so this is hard for me putting my thoughts out there for people to hopefully read.

I have a plan for this blog but not sure if it will happen because as well as being shy I also have the attention span of a flea *lol*