Friday, June 23, 2017

14th GGC June 23rd 2017

Welcome to our 14th GGC.

The Char Dress Denim Flowers at Just ordinary (Free to join)
I found this store through group notices. Not a lot of choice of styles. She seems to have about 4 basic shapes and has used different textures but it has been done well.
It did fit our Maitreya bodies well and I notice one of the girls is wearing it still sometimes , so she must like it.
This GG was one of many she offers and has  Classic and appliers included.
There are 2 lucky chairs and many GG's and a lucky board.

Bo is wearing
Jewellery - (hh) Mothers Day Earrings and Necklace
Shoes - Petite Mort, Navajo Flipflops
Hair - Nadia

Gempabumi  is wearing
Shoes : C Caty wedges 
 Diva hair : Kelly 
 JP pearl bracelet Hypnotic

Deirdre is wearing
Necklace; E-clipse CatchMe!
 KC Ginko Flats
 Hair; Rezology  Tendrillicious
 Dulce Sunglasses; Brii

Victoria is wearing
Cross & Pentagram necklace from Celtic Myst
ROC Martens Boots (Hud)
Janette Bracelet from Brii
Rowena Hair From Dela (Free Gift)

Judie is wearing 
Redgrave Jewellery set Cube in Gold
Maitreya Moccasin Boots: Camel
Hair By Catwa : Lama Winter blondes. Gold Blondy

And last but not least!!!!!
We squeezed him into the largest size.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Virtual Summer Home (for the month of June anyway)

This is my June Summer Cabin, by Scarlet Creative - Country Keep. I added a taller base and created the front porch and steps. What a FUN process!  On this image - I set the sun to morning, Bo is having coffee on the front porch and watching the splendor of Mother Nature in action - just as one would do in real life. Creating just these sort of visuals is my passion and am happy to share snippets of Bo's world. 😊

Judie and I are going to gradually add or change pictures of our favorite home spaces, as well as virtual animals and pets. You can find the links on the right column of our blog.

Have a wonderful day

Monday, June 19, 2017

At last. A Great shop for men's clothes

My friend finally decided to get a mesh body a few months ago after me going on and on and on about how much better he would look in the great photographs he takes and  (after doing some research) he bought the ADAM body which seemed to be one of the most popular ones and came with hands and feet, unlike another he tried where feet and hands had to be bought as an extra. So the price became better as less to buy, but, we have found it so hard to find decent well made cloths that fitted . So few shops do cloths that fit Male mesh bodies and the price is so high against the girls cloths.
             If you know different and have found other good shops PLEASE let me know.  

The biggest issue is layering. If he wears jeans they show through the tops he has , or boots poke through jean cuffs. 
After much hunting he saw another guy wearing a nice suit , so he did a bit of research and came across a small shed on a sim which held a treasure trove of really well made , lovely looking clothing for men.
A shop called [ DEADWOOL ]
The textures are amazing and it's so realistic looking. The items are mesh and not made specifically  for mesh bodies , but we found they fitted his ADAM very well.
 Plenty of demos to try.
 Good colour choice.
 Individual colours or fat packs.
 The Suit jacket came with a shirt and tie, and you can take the jacket off and have a nice shirt underneath and also take the tie off. Also good choice of boots and shoes, jeans with or without belt, gloves, a lovely watch, even a pair of jeans with braces(suspenders to you mericans).
He has stated on his posters which jeans the tops go with so that you dont have the problem of bits poking through and it all just looks so real.
As you can see from the pictures it looks so nice.
A visit to the store is a must for all you guys who like a nice dressed, realistic avatar. Or for all you girls who like your man to look decent.
ALWAYS try demos as you are not all the same size , but i think most of you will be very impressed with this small but detailed and well laid out store.
Here are just a few examples of what we found;

Jeans and shoes are models own
[DEADWOOL] Dandy Shoes.
[DEADWOOL] Dandy Formal Jacket which comes with shirt and tie(tie has a hud to change colour)
Hair is from No.Match: No.Rest
Shoes: Models own LRD Leather short sneakers

[DEADWOOL] The Dandy suit Jacket, shirt and tie.
[DEADWOOL] Formal trousers (which go with suit but are sold separately)
[DEADWOOL] The Dandy Formal trousers (Black)
[DEADWOOL] Dandy shoes
Glasses models own : Oddity ; Topgun Retro

[DEADWOOL] Hugo shirt ( sold in separate colours)
[DEADWOOL] Worn out jeans and belt(can be worn With or without)(M)Tumblewash
[DEADWOOL] Ulrich boots( sold in separate colours.
[DEADWOOL] Nuvolari chronograph black dial watch

Glasses and hair as above

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Well worth a visit.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Theme Challenge, Games

This week we present our (TC) Theme Challenge, "Games".  Originally I drew at random the number assigned for Bridge, the card game. However, we don't know much about the game other than the fact that it exists. So we decided to postpone that particular subject title for another day after we educate ourselves a bit about the game.

Instead we selected the subject title, "Games". The girls are playing the board game located at Second Life Botanical Gardens. (Big thumbs up for Second Life Botanical Gardens! We highly recommend everyone have a visit, as there are a lot of little nooks and crannies to see. It's beautifully done!)

As you can see, Judie and Bo started off the game well and in a friendly manner. However, the game took an interesting turn when Judie decided to gobble up some of the checker chips in order to make her win definitive! LOL  Bo was not happy, and as typical Judie and Bo fashion... the girls had a little scrappy moment. All is perfect and peaceful in the end!
Well, see the video and find out for yourself!

Friday, June 16, 2017

13th GGC June 16th 2017

Welcome to our 13th GGC.
This week I thought I'd do things slightly differently
 and I chose 3 GG's
and gave the girls a choice to see which they would choose.
Judie has done all three as she had time .

I will start with the gift from GeMyles Couture Flagship store. The group is free to join.
I had a brief chat with one of the owners as I had some questions and he could not have been more patient and helpful.
There are also shapes for sale and a lucky chair and 2 gatchas, mobvend and 4 lucky letter boards.

From this store we chose the Tiffannie sleeveless Tank Dress.
It comes with Fitmesh and all the popular appliers.

Judie is wearing
Cheri Hair by Truth 
(Loving Truth Hawks new hairs as they have a hud with 3 or 4 options for each hair)
Shoes by JD Lacey (Slink Nude)

Gempabumi is wearing
Diva Hair "Nene" 
Nya's KneeHigh Sneaker
Alessandra Silver Bangles
MG-Shell Teardrop Sea Pearl earrings

The second choice was the Vivian Gown from Rowenas.
This shop is full of GG's for all the popular groups and MM boards too and many reasonably priced outfits. The group is free to join and there are always people in the shop.
This dress has Fitmesh and Appliers.
It's a lovely dress for pictures .
The dress looks like it is a different colour in our two pictures but it was a mauve glittery texture in SL.
Bo is wearing
Jewellery by Allura: Esther Diamond Gem drop Bracelet, choker, and earring set
Shoes by KC: Suami Heels (Hud)
Hair: Damselfly Unity
Judie is wearing 
Lazuri Tres Chic Fuchsia Set
Bronx Stilettos
Truth hair : Ice

The last choice was a GG from ArisAris. The group is free to join .
The Cadency dress is for Classic avis only.
It had a nice texture on the top half but i have lots of her outfits and shoes and if I was asked where this was from I would not have guessed it was one of her designs. 

Judie is wearing
Venus shoes : Clara
*PetroFF* MK female Watch
Lazuri Tres Chic White Set
Hair by Truth : Cheri

Deirdre is wearing
Necklace ; Celtic Myst Cross necklace
        Earrings; Eudora 3D Eos Earrings
        Boots; Ursula : Alien Gizmo
        Hair; Mina Hair : Pearl

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Making shopping easier.

I've had many comments from people about how well or not so well laid out some shops are.
The best are the ones where you can stand and easily cam round, BUT its still an issue if you are looking for a specific item. OK, you can look on MP (Marketplace) but it's not always on there or maybe you want to try a demo in world. I will be highlighting shops who make a bigger effort to make shopping easier for us.
At the moment i can name 4 i have found. ( I will add new ones as i discover them)

The first is hoorenbeek
You find this sign in the main lobby as you enter and it really does make things so much easier.
A big high5 for this one.

The second is Emotions
They have a board just outside the front entrance which offers a TP to the location you need. Not the specific item , but it sure cuts down hunting time.

Well done Emotions

The third is Abranimations
They have a lovely yellow TP rubber duck. Novel and works well. You sit on the duck and a menu appears and then you are transported to the area of choice.
Again you have to know what you are looking for , but a big " well done "for this idea.

The 4th i found is Catwa
They have changed a lot in the last few years , but you can still buy all the older hairs as well as a big range of popular mesh heads. 
This store is where i got Judies first and longest used hair, which is a record as she is a complete hair addict now, but this style is 'Judie ' to me.

Here is your taxi to Catwa

If you know of anymore good shopping aids or just want to mention a good shop here just let me know.
Anyone who puts thought and effort into things needs a 'big up' in my opinion.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"Be afraid, be VERY afraid" ... Bo is on the run

Bo has a head start running from Judie!
"ooooh, Judie will be so angry with me when she sees my photo attempt for the next GGC 13!"

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday's GGC June 9th 2017 Sophie Dress and Spencer Dress

Welcome to this weeks GGC. We chose 2 dresses this week from different stores.
The first dress is The Sophie dress from Hilly Haalan. It comes with a 20 colour choice hud.
It contains fitmesh and classic only but i found the Medium fitted Judie well.
Thank you Deirdre and Gem for joining in and sending such great pictures.

Gem is wearing
Damselfly Willow --brown driftwood
CCD - bracelet
Gizza Venus Gem heels

Bo is wearing
Jewelry - Modish:: Nadine Gem Bracelet Gold (Emerald), (HH Mothers Day Earrings)
Shoes - PD - I Feel It Coming Heels
Hair - ARGRACE Nanao

Deirdre is wearing
Lace Shawl with 4 textures hud
NCore Calyssa boots with hud
Hair; + elua+ Mao red
Signature cross charm necklace
Steahltic Rising sun earrings

Judie is wearing
Hair By 
Exile 1. Class act , 2&3 Monso Crowe
ArisAris Femme Fatale Shoes

This is the texture choice on the hud.

Fridays second GGC June 9th 2017 The Spencer dress by Legendaire

The Spencer dress by Legendaire. is our second GGC  of the week.
This has a Hud with 4 colourful choices and slink shoes included.
It fits classic and has appliers for all popular mesh bodies.

Judie is wearing
DeLa hair Sahara
Hoops by Indy@Co {Indyra gift}

Bo is wearing 
( a very worried look in picture 3)
Jewelry - Lazuri Dulcina La Rue SE Colors earrings
Shoes - KC Brazila for Maitreya (Hud)
Hair - Magika, Out of Breath in blonde

Quick note from Bo regarding Sunday Theme Challenge etc


Unfortunately I have a lot on my plate in real life at the moment and we need to postpone our Sunday Theme Challenge. But we WILL be on schedule and in good form in the days ahead!

Also, because Judie and I were comparing some of our LUXE Paris outfits and how we have our individual styles and way of putting things together, I wanted to share one of my own personal favorites here. 

This is Bo is beach mode before stripping down to swimsuit and jumping in the water! This outfit is so much my style, so it was fun to dress up my avatar!  It just so happened also, that only recently when finally opening my "to open" files from inventory, I discovered - by happy accident - the LUXE gift from the 13th Birthday celebrating Second life from last year!   The necklace comes in silver, gold, black. It's simple and goes with so many different outfits! So it was a keeper for me!
I will update asap with "what is Bo wearing" and give better details asap. 

Have a Loverly Day Tutti and I look forward to Judie's GGC post!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

LUXE Paris Spring Fashion Review

This week we are presenting our first Fashion Review featuring
🎈 LUXE Paris Spring Fashion Collection! 🎈

We are pleased to have had the opportunity to review 11 of the LUXE Paris Spring Fashion Collection!
Please see our PAGE REVIEW (link above) demonstrating each dress/outfit in 3 different views (front, back, close-up) so you can see for yourself the various textures and shading used on each design.  We also add our comments under each photo. 

This has been a terrific project for Judie and I to collaborate on and once again demonstrates our ability to work great as a Team! YAY!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Still loving the new home

 I have been here a few weeks now and had plans to change houses regularly for fun, but i like this one so much that its just stayed.
Lovely to have a huge garden to use for photos and staging room for blog pictures and a prim box that actually counts prims correctly and extra prims always available at a good price and in 50prim blocks so it is so much more economical. 
 No more logging on to find the land owner standing in your garden or finding objects have been removed because of faulty boxs going over prim. The security system is great too and under my control so i can just allow who i want. No surprise visitors.
                                                  It really does feel like home.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

I had to add this to show you all what really happened!


It's a bit fuzzy but is my first attempt.

Sunday Theme Challenge, Halloween

Judie took the absolute best shots for this one!
Happy pre-by-a-few months HALLOWEEN! Remember, we have a list of Challenge topics that are selected at random for each Sunday release. This is only a glimpse of more spooky narratives ahead as we approach the autumn season.

See our silent movie montage of Bo wanting to give Judie a good throttle for poofing out the atmosphere on the Halloween set! The skeletons didn't mind, as they hadn't all their senses!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Fridays GGC June 2nd 2017 Summer Tunic

This weeks GGC is a lovely Summer Tunic from LEGENDAIRE. It comes with a hud that independently colours the tunic or the bra / bikini top underneath
They had a limited time 'join free' offer that i believe has just finished.
They have a huge GG board  inside the main door to the left and a teleport pad in front of it that takes you up to the next floor and another GG board. Most of the shoes seem to be for Slink so be aware and check before you get them, but as they are GG's it's not as if you have lost any money.

Summer Tunic by LEGENDAIRE

Bo is wearing
Hair by Magika - Bad Habit

Deirdre is wearing
Necklace by Meva .Short stone necklace
Earrings Charm hoops in silver
Hair by TKW Celine Browns
CNZ Sunglasses

Judie is wearing
Hair By Argrace: Kasumi
Sunglasses are a gift from KITJA 
Coral wore 
Truth gift hair 2017 Kare

 I HAD to add Victoria's storyboard in last as it is too good to mix in with the other pictures. Victoria, as usual, thank you for making me laugh
Victoria wore
Hair By Analog Dog : Baby Onyx

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Then and now

I asked a friend to dust off his original avatar last night
 to show the huge leap in technology in just a few years.

Judie from start to now

I got thinking the other day about all the changes on SL since i joined.
I thought i would see if i could find pictures of Judie as she started and how she looks now.
I'm sure there are more changes coming.
we are already experiencing bento and getting used to mesh.
It did make me laugh looking at all the old pictures and also realising that a lot of the people i knew then, i still know now.
That is the point of SL as far as i am concerned.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Themed Outfit Challenge Sunday, Piratin'

Judie found some really cute Corsair hats and said, "Bo, by Davy Jones' locker! Let's try t'be pirates!"
Bo said with excitement aft seein' th' hats, "Of course Judie! th' hats be so cute!"

"I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, A poet, a pawn and a king; I've been up and down and over and out, And I know one thing; Each time I find myself flat on my face, I pick myself up and get back in the race."

"Shiver me timbers!"
th' lassies were not able t'stand tall or find their seafarin' legs. And their skeleton crew watched in horror as Judie and Bo lost their whisky times o'er on th' ship deck.

th' lassies voted, as blondes do in groups o' two, and th' decision were bein' unanimous! Piratin' were bein' not th' job fer Judie and Bo even if they had really cute Corsair hats!
What is Judie wearing?
Clothes - Mistique Blue Hat (Gatcha Prize, Mylaela gatcha), Peasant dress by Candace Hudson
Accessories - Alchemist Necklace, Indy&CoAva Hoops Gold
Shoes - MI Damen Pirate Boots
Hair - AD Omega Light blonde

What is Bo wearing?
Clothes - Mistique Pink Hat (Gatcha Prize, Mylaela gatcha), Rag Dollz Pirate's Plunder
Accessories - BabyGirl Gothic Lace collar (choker)
Hair - Damselfly - Francie Rigged Mesh, blonde
Sword from SL library

Friday, May 26, 2017

Fridays GGC May 26th 2017 Faboo Bikinis

One of our friends suggested this weeks GGC item. The Puerto Rico Bikini which is a gift at Faboo, and then it was pointed out to me that it was only for mesh bodies , so I went back and found a second GG bikini on the board (Trinity) that was for mesh and classic (classic and Omega) as Bo and I are loving having the great pictures that our friends are doing and want them to be able to join in on these weekly GGC's and there are still a lot of people using classic avatars as well as mesh ones and we want to cater for everyone.
Victoria and Deirdre are great bargain hunters and Victoria's entire wardrobe is made up of GG's or things she has made/textured herself. We are beginning to see a hidden talent emerging. It has been very hidden. 😊

Puerto Rico Bikini by Faboo
Victoria is wearing
The bikini top (she has a classic body. No joke intended)
Hair by AD Baby Onyx
Dark Jeans mini skirt by FurtaCor
Sunglasses Victoria's own

Judie is wearing
Monso Hair : Raine

Gempabumi is wearing
Hair by Damselfly : Jaycee (Hibiscus warm)

Bo is wearing
Magika hair : Bad Habit

Coral is wearing
TKW hair Vico

Your taxi for Faboo