Will The Real Sas(s)y Pants Please Stand Up?

Yesterday when I logged into Second Life and found the adorable crew top and joggers pants from neve, I pretty much squealed all girly-like. Not only are they impeccably made (I swear, I can feel the softness of the fabric and nod my head at how the folds and wrinkles are just perfectly natural), I am a sucker for yellow and pink. Although the pants come in solid colours as well, I just adore the label down the leg.

And, of course, when I put on this pair, I had to IM Sasy Scarborough to show them off. She turned up her virtual nose in mock disdain, at which I scoffed; we all know she is the original Sasy Pants; it says so right there on her blog!

While I couldn’t convince her to pull on her own pair, she decided, instead, to photobomb me. Funny story, that…

The plan was, when I was ready, I would have her come over and physically photobomb my picture. However, the SL gods had other plans in store for me. When I tried to put on shoes, my foot position wouldn’t change. Then I took off my outfit to try another colour and the alphas on my mesh body got stuck. So, I relogged. When I came back in, I was an orange cloud. And I wasn’t rezzing. I tried the trick of TP’ing, and boom! Disconnected from Second Life. I managed to get back in, and I was still a cloud. So, I tried the other trick of changing into a saved outfit that consists of totally different EVERYTHING I was wearing, including my mesh body and head, all alphas and even my brow base. It worked….sorta. I could now see myself and I was wearing the totally different outfit – on top of the original one. I tried removing the original outfit by its folder, and nope. Not happening. So I relogged again. Same result. I took off the second body/outfit/stuff and finally, I was visible again. I even managed to get dressed back into my glorious sassy pants outfit and tried putting together my set. And of course, nothing would rez. Or if it did, it would move around on my platform spontaneously. All the while I am carrying on an conversation via IM with my sis, Rwah, because of course, I can’t TP to her place to see what she was working on. Just one of those typical days in Second Life.

By this time, a couple of hours (or so) had gone by. I decided to give up for the day and IM’d Sasy to apologise. But being the most efficient stalker photobomber on the grid, she had prepped a photo of herself…already cut out (!) and passed it over to me.

So today, I finally got a chance to get back into a normal SL and do my shoot. Because I’m not great at adding stuff into my pics in Photoshop, I plopped Sasy on a prim and stuck her in the window and finally….I finished.

I had to laugh when I finished. When I am doing H&G credits, I delete items as I credit them so that I don’t forget anything (and also end up with a tidy platform). After I was done, I cammed out and there was Sasy, peering over my shoulder. I literally jumped in my chair and then giggled like a little kid. Who would be scared by the Sas(s)iest Pantsed girl in the world?

(Sasy, if you see this and you have credits available, I would LOVE to know what you’re wearing, you sassy, sexy little stalker, you! And thank you for your patience, your awesome PS skills AND just being generically amazing ♥)

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top: neve top – crew Lara by coldLogic (available at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)
*Pants: neve pant – joggers Lara by coldLogic (available at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)
Shoes: .Mutresse. Gugutka Boots for Maitreya Lara (flat feet) by Eeky Cioc (available at Collabor88 January 2018)
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Ann by Morphine Janick
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx Leshelle
*Mesh head applier: [ session ] Phoebe Tone02 (Catwa applier) by Anj4 (available at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)
Mesh body applier: [ session ] Maitreya Body Applier Tone02 v2.3
.:JUMO:. Britani Eyebrows – CATWA Heads by JumoFashion

*Mat: Yoga Mat Mandala (Adult) CHEZ MOI by Nanda Marjeta (available at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)
*Incense holder: Lily Pad Incense Holder CHEZ MOI by Nanda Marjeta (available at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)
*Game: Yokai – Playtime – Handheld game console 1 RARE by Olikato (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)
*Drink bottle: Yokai – Playtime – Energy drink (mint) by Olikato (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)
*Tamagotchi: Yokai – Playtime – Tamagotchi rainbow bear (pink) by Olikato (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30) *NOTE: all items from Yokai are wearables; creative license used in making two of them display items.
*Blocks: Raindale – Dreamsleigh blocks – let’s play by KeiraLans (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)
*Table: Kuro – William side table by Luana Dawg (available at District 20 through January 19)
*Cupcakes: Kuro – Theresa breakfast *cupcakes* by Luana Dawg (available at SaNaRae through January 18)
*Lemon tree: Kuro – Theresa breakfast *lemon tree* by Luana Dawg (available at SaNaRae through January 18)
Lamp: Soy. Stainedglass Table Lamp [Pink] by Soyoy (available at Collabor88 January 2018)
Chair: (Milk Motion) velvet armchair – bloom pink by Marie Lauridsen (available at Collabor88 January 2018)
Papers: *paper moon* *pm* Creator Burnout – Overdrive Gacha Inspo Pile by sohma Dix (gacha prize at The Gacha Guardians January 2018)
Coffee cup: *paper moon* *pm* Creator Burnout – Not Yet Burnt Out Cup (Dots) by sohma Dix (gacha prize at The Gacha Guardians January 2018)
Sitting cat: darkendStare. cocoa kitties [chibi] drinking by itsinthestairs (gacha prize at The Gacha Guardians January 2018)
Standing cat: darkendStare. cocoa kitties [grey] spill by itsinthestairs (gacha prize at The Gacha Guardians January 2018)
Flowers: -Garden- by anc “poppy”{soft pink} field 1prim by aki69 (available at Collabor88 January 2018)
Boshes: Studio Skye Alligator Apple Bush by Alex Bader
Trees: Studio Skye Enchanted Woods v2 by Alex Bader
Build: Scarlet Creative Jardiniere Cottage by Charlotte Bartlett (available at Collabor88 January 2018)

*Pose: CORPUS – Ballet 01 by Diconay Boa

And Suddenly

My sister used to say, “When I was little, Christmas seemed to come once every three years. Now it seems to come every three months.” The same could be said for the turning of the calendar to a brand new year. 2017 was a year of more downs than ups for me, but as 2018 sneaks up on me, I am grateful for the bright spots in my life. Although I have had some health issues this last year, I could be worse than I am. I don’t love my job in real life, but I can take pride in knowing that I do it well. While I have had to cut back on my blogging, I still find pleasure in the process.

While I have never been primarily a Home & Garden blogger, I have dabbled in it over the years. Expect to see fewer of these types of posts on my blog in the future, but when I do one, it will be because of inspiration from some of the finest designers on the grid.

As always, I love anything from [ keke ]. These New Year’s inspired offerings by Kean Kelly at Shiny Shabby and Uber were my starting point. If you plan on hosting a NYE party in Second Life, make sure you include these beautifully made party decorations.

To set the scene, I blew my budget on the amazing ROIRO L’ Annulaire Gacha, available at Cosmopolitan. There are so many options in this gacha I normally would have steered clear, but I was captivated by the quality of the items and story that they tell when put together. Add in some furniture and accessories from Kuro and The Liaison Collaborative and suddenly, it’s time to celebrate.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
*Confetti: [ keke ] confetti . canarie (available at Shiny Shabby through January 15)
*From Happy Celebrations Box (available at Uber through January 23)
[ keke ] 2018 rosegold
[ keke ] serpentines . rose
[ keke ] glitter spheres
From Kuro by Luana Dawg (available at District 20 through January 19)
* Kuro – William chair (PG) brown
* Kuro – William side table
* Kuro – William books
From The Liaison Collaborative through December 30:
* Raindale – Whorouly carpet by KeiraLans (gacha prize)
* 22769 – Mulled Wine Bottles – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
* 22769 – Cashbox – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
* 22769 – Lantern Glass – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
* 22769 – Lantern Glass – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
* Sway’s [Wintertime] flower pot with plant . Sweater by Sway Dench (gacha prize)
* Sway’s [Wintertime] flower pot with plant . Winter Night by Sway Dench (gacha
* {E}lusive Designs Hanging Pails with Lights Gold by Dema Fairport
* Granola. Ruby’s Holiday Vase. Winter Pack. by Kimbra Iridescent
From the ROIRO L’ Annulaire Gacha by roiro (available at Cosmopolitan through December 30):
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Desk
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Desk Chair
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” DDC Various butterfly
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Desk Lamp
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Rose vase Blue
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Sample bottles
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” SB Wire light
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” SB Airplants
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Books-A
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Books-B
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Wireplant DROP
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” SB Kacho
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Rose vase Red
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Butterfly A – D
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Collector’s house RARE

Deco Prep

Every year, I say this: “Even after (fill in the blank) years in Australia, it doesn’t feel like Christmas in the middle of summer.”

This year will be my 18th year here and that hasn’t changed one bit. On Friday at work, a couple of the women in my office started putting up small Christmas trees on their desks. Mind you, it was around 30C degrees (86F), so I just shook my American head and went back to proofing.

When I logged into Second Life today, I started putting together a room for my post. It was non-seasonal when I began, but somehow, the Christmas Spirit seemed to call my name. That led me to Tannenbaum 2017 and a little festivity began to creep into my setting. I decided that these new holiday things would compliment items already in my inventory from [ keke ], Kuro and {what next}.

I haven’t gone full-blown Festivus yet, but I’m well on my way with my Christmas deco prep.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
*[ keke ] hygge collection vol. 2 . giga pack bx (available at Uber through December 23)
[ keke ] hygge sofa . white . sits 3 prs
[ keke ] hygge sofa table . white
[ keke ] glitter bottles
[ keke ] rainfall glitter broad
[ keke ] glitter chandelier . aged

*[ keke ] mistletoe fatpack . 15 pieces (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15
[ keke ] mistletoe . mist . mini
[ keke ] mistletoe wreath . green .
[ keke ] mistletoe wreath . frost . laying

*available at the mainstore:

*[ keke ] hygge collection . fatpack . 10 pieces . bx
[ keke ] hygge cup . hot matcha tea
[ keke ] triple tray table . white
[ keke ] bulb box . white . switch light on and off
[ keke ] hunters moon lamp . switch light on and off

*[ keke ] group gift winter 2017
*[ keke ] rosehips in pitcher . bugs
*[ keke ] winter ornaments in metal box RARE (gacha prize)
*[ keke ] winter metal box snow (gacha prize)
*[ keke ] shimmer stars in a jar

*From Kuro by Luana Dawg:
*For Sad November through December 2:
*Kuro – Antique armchair (Blue) Adult

*For District 20 through December 19:
Kuro – Nature sidetable
Kuro – Nature rugs I
Kuro – Nature rugs II
Kuro – Old lantern
Kuro – Nature plants I, II & IV
Kuro – A frame skybox

*{what next} ‘It’s Cold Outside’ Neon Light (warm white) by Winter Thorn (available at Collabor88 through December 6)

Available at Tannenbaum 2017 through December 25:
BALACLAVA!! Starlit Birch Tree & Photo Ornaments by Uriah Eulenberg
Dahlia – Finola – Ornament Basket – Assorted Gold by June Fallon
Dahlia – Finola – Mochi Sleeping Ornament – Rare 01 by June Fallon (gacha prize)
Dahlia – Finola – Mochi Looking up Ornament – Rare 02 by June Fallon (gacha prize)
Dahlia – Finola – Mercury Ornament – Blush 10 by June Fallon (gacha prize)
{anc} vintage bell chair 3Li {milk ribbon} RARE by aki69 (gacha prize)

From +Half-Deer+ by Halogen Magic:
+Half-Deer+ Favorite Sweater Clutter – Pink – Floor A
+Half-Deer+ Stringlight Clutter – Loose Coil
+Half-Deer+ Stringlights – Draped B
+Half-Deer+ Stringlights – Floor D

*Little Branch LB_GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons by Cari McKeenan