I am challenging you. Do you accept?

I challenge you, but you have to read it to see if you can do it.

I started blogging not too long ago, but not exactly yesterday, so I know some things, but try to be safe and say….on going learner in practice because I learn so much from all of you.  I know some of us may not be close, so my question might be considered personal, but I’m going to ask it away.  Do you think SL blogs are on there way out?  Do you read them? Or have you navigated over to Flickr and given up your blogosphere?

I have lots of questions as you can see.  I like to be a paradox, so bear with me.  As a consumer, Flickr is nice. You see. You click. You sometimes fave (or perhaps cringe–NSFW pics do that, especially when not prepared).  You even comment.  It seems so easy.  So, can someone tell me why I should blog too?  Most of the amazing blogging community houses their pictures on Flickr, and most of the creators do the same.  AND some creators even acknowledge they don’t look at blogs anymore (source plurk).  Then, there is this new obstacle to become a blogger for an event or a creator: how many flickr favs can you garnish in 24 hours.

I am not really sure how I feel about it. So, I leave it in your hands.  There is no survey. There is no multiple choice quiz. You just have to comment.  Show your influence.  If I get no comments, then why in the world would I use this space. I get more comments on Flickr.  But, if you think blogs have a place still, sound off.  Tell me. Show me.  Do you buy things you find on blogs? Do you visit stores you find on blogs? Are blogs relevant? As someone who recently undertook managing a brand, I understand the need to be everywhere.  It is hard to make a name for yourself, but does it matter if nobody is there?  I am knocking folks. Will you answer?

*New Items*
The Secret Store – Carmen Midkini/Top and Bottom – Tropical – Fitted @ Collabor88
Pose by An Lar-Kneeled Series @ We
::Exile::Under The Sun with Hair Sticks Accessory @
Collabor88
Zaara [Goa party] : Retro sunglasses *rosegold-pink* (ty Lyrical!)
@ The Arcade
LISP – Mesh – Summer Punch Modern Deck Chair @
Collabor88
Other Credits:
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3, Hands & Feet
[Brixley] Haze Eyes – mint
.: Standby Inc. – Beach Radio [Bubblegum]
[ARIA] Martina decorative lemonade tray
Sari-Sari – Summer House – Towel Crate
PILOT – Inflatable Table/Ottoman & Chair
~silentsparrow~ & Schadenfreude RAYGUN! (noisy cricket)
:::SGB::: VCO Gacha – jelly water gun (yellow)
The Loft – Verona Pool
erratic / home – drink / margarita
DeeTaleZ *Appliers* LeLuka Heads “Face Dove” Nordic

I had too much to dream last night.

Soooo The Arcade is back again!  I decided to take a series of photos for Sari Sari’s items available there.  Well, I actually just couldn’t decide which one I liked, so I shared them all.  Yay!  Plus, it gave me a chance to use my Wowmeh body! LOL

Off Sim Shopping for the Arcade
The Arcade

Arcade items from Sari Sari available from June 1st to 30th:

1. mr. fishy (chimes/on & off with touch)
2. driftwood frame (natural)
3. driftwood frame (white)
4. whale sign
5. beach sign
6. sailor shelf
7. tree lamp
8. draughts
9. towel crate
10. beach cushion (blue)-original poses
11. beach cushion (red)-original poses
12. beach cushion (yellow)-original poses
13. beach step ladder RARE-original poses
14. beach cottage RARE

Scene Outside:
Studio Skye: Skye Sea Bed Square, Skye Beach 3, Beach Dune 3
Little One’s Architecture N StuffWater Pavilion
LISP – Mesh – Garden Party Adirondack Cush – Tex Change
Dutchie Philodendron full
-tb- Bon Voyage – Clock Radio (Yellow)
fri.home – lantern
Dutchie planter with lavender 1

Scene Inside:
Trompe Loeil – Oceania Chair Brights PG
AF Boat Oars
AF Potted Plant (Exotic)
{af} Fashion Cabinet {August}
Bazar-Toronto-Shower

Daytime Look:
*FTL* Eyelashes – C01 Natural
Has Been – Boardwalk Swimsuit Bottoms
Has Been – Boardwalk Swimsuit Top
[LeLutka]-BETH hair – Powder
Izzie’s – Neva Skin natural
[theSkinnery] Obscurity eye collection – 12-Gacha

Shower Look:
(r)M Hair No.15’13 ~ Platinum Blond
*FTL* Eyelashes – C01 Natural
Body – InSize (WowMeh)- Appliers from Izzie’s
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance)  – Flat
Izzie’s – Neva Skin natural
[theSkinnery] Obscurity eye collection – 12-Gacha

fine where I am

Collabor88 has some really cute housing items for all my decor aficionado out there who love to change up their homes  I am personally quite attached to desks…some people like to collect homes, I am a desk collector.  Standby’s Huckleberry desk [not sure if it is named after the book but a desk named after a book is practically perfect in every possible way] really just made me do the oooo and ahhhhh.  I love how it is packaged too. If you get the fatpack, all items come separately, but also linked together.  This is perfect.  As a blogger, I just want to say thank you.  The shelf compliments this desk and was  no-brainer purchase. I am always looking for items to put up on my walls other than prints.  Both items are beyond realistic and expertly crafted. I also enjoyed the Mudhoney furniture set for its versatility.  It comes in sections with makes room arrangement a creative palette of fun.  

Everyone needs some items that add personality. The little mason jars with a notepad, and the books on top of the scale from Sari-Sari really do make a house a home.

I also bought some clothes at Collabor88 [suprise].  I would have to say Auxiliary’s sweater at Collabor88 is quite possibly my favorite piece of clothing in my inventory right now. It fits perfectly and the texturing and detail send this piece over the top.  It gets marked in my “you must buy it” category for sure.  The leather pants from House of Fox worked well with my top and have enough detail to be interesting and real without a bunch of zippers and embellishments to make it less functional, making it a perfect buy to wear again and again.  The pants give you so many outfit options.  I really like the clean structured fit.

To stand out from the crowd, I recommend the small and delicate nose bridge and septum ring from Stories & Co at Collabor88.  I haven’t taken this piece off yet, and it just may never come off.  

-Scene-
Standby Inc.-Huckleberry Desk and Shelf (linked) @ Collabor88
Standby Inc.-Buncha Books @ Collabor88
Sari-Sari-Mason Jars & Notepad
Mudhoney-Eva Chairs & Ottoman-Leather @ Collabor88
Tia-Mona Lisa-Clock Sidetable-White Wood
Sari-Sari-Scale with Books
BB-Wizarding Desert Rain Frog
Lisp-Charlotte Nerd Print 1 & 2

-Outfit-
Dela-Kesha-Blonde 5
Mon Cheri-Falsies
Ingenue-Lydia Slingbacks-Cherry
Slink-AV Enhance Feet and Hands
Stories & Co/Celine Septum Ring #1-Silver @ Collabor88
Stories & Co/Olga Nose Bridge Ring-Silver @ Collabor88
Aux-Studded Sweater-Mint @ Collabor88
Glam Affair-Elvi-Europa-06
IKON-Vanity Eyes-Azure
Marukin Poses

Who’s to say where the wind will take you

So, I got a couple new items yesterday as I was wondering around shopping.  I picked up this coat from F.owl.  I was intrigued by the print.  That being said, the fit was just alright.  Once I had it on and moved around in it, it felt a bit boxy, but I still like it.  I am really digging my shoes from LaRoo.  I decided to spurge on the Hanna Pumps.  It really does have a terrific easy match system, so no worries on that front.  I will be going back for more I’m sure of it in the near future.   

As many sims are moving into winter (already…sad face), I’m holding on to the beautiful colors of fall.  I decided to make use of some a pose prop that was gathering dust in my inventory.  I think the kite and poses from Lisp are just adorable.  Seriously, everytime I do a picture with a kite I find myself singing, “Let’s go fly a kite….” Ugh.  I guess I need to YouTube some music to get that song out of my head now.

-Credits-

Color.Me.H.O.F- Anja Basic Bodysuit-Beige
Kunglers-Beaded Necklace
LaRoo-Hanna Pump-Tan
MC (Mon Cheri)-Falsies Eyelashes
Coldlogic-Jeggings-Seyfried-Dark
F.owl-Leather Jacket-Brown
Slink-Hands-Casual
Truth-Hair-Qopi
Glam Affair-Elvi-Europa-05A
IKON-Vanity Eyes-Azure
Location: Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe & Forest
Poses: Marukin-Frais-Suave & Lisp-Shindig Kite Pose Set

Hope all is well,

Sophee

 

 

 

Another night without you.

I get it.  It might seem repetitive, maybe even annoying that some are complaining about getting into The Arcade.  In the past, I usually managed, but dang, a girl can only hit the teleport button so many times before she starts to get carpel tunnel.  So, my day pretty much started out like this:

arcade

I found other things to do, SL and RL.  My day moved forward. I made the picture above, and I actually went back and bought that hair from Liquence (F2).    My momentary dance with selfishness twirled away.

Later, I decided to try out some yard sales. I got some a few things, and I decided what the hell why not take a picture of my meager arcade purchases.  I felt pretty good about sending some money to folks who maybe spent too much or just needed to get rid of doubles, and I got some cute things along the way.

Pose-Sari Sari-Female Poses C-3

Pre-Arcade, I visited Sari Sari , a revamped store selling poses and little deco items.   The store is cute.  I mean that.  Adorable.  I spoke to both the owners of the store while I perused their store, and I have to say they were so nice. Their store is located on the shores of a lake that heads out to sea, so it is also a great spot to take photos after you get those poses!  In my post above, I used the shutter pinboard, desk, and mail frame.  They only have a few mesh items, but it is a store to keep on your radar.

There are so many other things going on right now-trust me.  Fameshed is open, The Nest is having a sale, and you can still grab purchases at The Liaison Collaborative’s The Garden.  I’m loving the stepside bed from Consignment.  The design is original and the animations are endless.

In the end, I will have to spend another night without you Arcade.

So long, farewell,

Sophee Mojo

The Arcade Items
-tb- Bon Voyage – Clock Radio (Yellow)
Intrigue Co. – Novelty Nightlights: Hot Air Balloon
*Second Spaces* craft room – punches
*Second Spaces* craft room – crafts on the go beige
*Second Spaces* craft room – stamps
+ILO+ Ballet Flats (02 – sky)
Exile::Just a Reason: Ice Blondes
-Glam Affair – Candy – America – 05 A
Tee*fy Aurora Nightdress Sky S
Other Items:
Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual
IKON Vanity Eyes – Azure
Sari-Sari – Shutter Pinboard
Sari-Sari – Storage Leg Desk (wood)
Sari-Sari – Frame with Mail
Trompe Loeil – Thrift Shop Accent Chair Aunt Helen Floral
-tb- Tea Time – Tea Cup
Apple Fall-AIR Notebook
Sway’s [Spirit] Pendulum Clock – Ocean
.:Standby Inc. – World Tour – Classical Guitar [Floral] (Rez)
.:Standby Inc. – World Tour – BlackGoldClosedGuitarCase
Zinnias Nevada Belted Mirror in Bone
Zigana . rug . naturel
Zigana . rug . circle of flowers
Bazar-Summer 24 chair-Fabric [Limited]
[Ink] Plain curtain ::S
Zinnias Nevada Belted Mirror Red/ Turquoise
-JoHaDeZ- Lamp “Hope” [Limited]
[Con.] Stepside Bed – Mint @ The Garden
Zinnias Quilters Armoire
Trompe Loeil – Spotlight Lamp
LISP – Mesh – Charlotte Nerd Book Pile 1

 

 

I wept to see him suffer, though I didn’t know him well.

I’ve taken a step back from blogging as much  because I really wanted to focus on some other things, but then, Collabor88 started today.  I just had to go shopping crazy, and then show them all to you.  There are so many well done and beautiful items.  One of my favorites this round was the bohemian islet dress/shirt from u.f.o.  I love it.  I am so glad someone decided to make something like this in SL.  It is the kinda thing you wear for days just because you feel pretty in it.  With the shirt version, I opted for some denim shorts from Decoy because they were a tad bit longer and could peek out a bit more.  I tried a few other shorts and they were either too short or stuck out at the wrong spots.

I’m so happy ISON made shoes for my flat SLink feet. I have been purchasing high heels in everything, but it is nice to have a flat style to switch in.  The sandal style is versatile so you can wear it with dresses or a casual top and jeans.

-Credits-

U.F.O.- Bohemian Islet Dress/Shirt-Flower @ Collabor88
Decoy-Caleigh Shorts
Ison-Leather Strap Sandals-Black @ Collabor88
Donna Flora-Bracelet-Maya *New mainstore location
Slink-Hands/Feet
Flair-SLink Nail/Toe appliers
Truth Hair-Wanda-Lightblondes02
Glam Affair-Margot-Europa-01-Blonde
Ikon– Ascension Eyes-Blue
Poses by Kirin-Nuria @ Collabor88
Lisp-Persimmon Summerhouse – Mellow @ Collabor88
Culprit-Eden Spa @ The Garden
Alouette-Garden Party Set
[ba] modern box lantern – silver
Pixel Mode – Life Perserver Floaty – Red

Title taken from “Tapestry” by Carol King

FaMESHed, The Garden, and my backyard.

As I have told you previously, I am obsessed with everything home and garden, but at least I took one close up of myself, wearing the new Sasha skin from the Skinnery.  I like it.  It may not become my everyday skin, but I change skins often, so every skin I purchase becomes more of a canvas for whatever I am wearing.  The Skinnery skin has such a cute little nose and mouth I couldn’t resist!

FaMESHed is having a one year birthday event.  I stopped by briefly when it first opened and picked up the Truth Melody bustier in Vintage because OMG, he is making clothes!  How can you not buy them!?  The fit is amazing.  The texturing amazing.  The cute factor amazing.  I also picked up Wasabi Pills adorable pigtails.  Darling aren’t they?  Yep.  I also have this urge to buy all the home and garden accessories I can find! Garden domination! Muahhhahah.  Cheeky Pea revealed their summer picnic set complete with picnic table, picnic food, grill, cooler, adult bevs, and flags string penant.

Many of my other garden picnic accessories come from The Garden, an event by The Liaison Collaborative.  You still have one week to stop by and see all these beautiful items, including a set from Mudhoney which includes a garden bench, chairs, lamp, and drum table (not shown: Pergola and fan).

Patio Picnic Accessories:

Culprit- Rustic Cottage Bloo
Cheeky Pea- Cassie Picnic Table, Grill, Penant String, Cooler @ FaMESHed *NEW
MudHoney- Sheryl Garden Bench, Chair, Rug, Drum Table, Lantern @ The Garden
Fri. Home- Window Frame, Lantern @ The Garden
Allouette-Garden Party Canopy, Crate Chairs @ The Garden
Lisp-Garden Party Adirondack Chairs @ The Garden
BA-Garden Paver Path, White Garden Fence @ The Garden
Dutchie-Chamaedorea Erumpens, Three Herbs, Chamaerops Palm
What Next-Mallorca Firepit
TA Newspaper

Picnic Attire:

G-Field-Wedge Pumps-Adele-Pink Beige
Izzie’s -Medium beige
VinCue- Roully Rolled Shorts
TRUTH-Melody Bustier [Vintage] @ FaMESHed *NEW
League-Dipped Feather Earrings & Necklace- Copper
Wasabi Pills-Sunny Mesh Hair-Rye *NEW
Mon tissu- Harlow Sunglasses-Sheer Lens- Floral
The Skinnery-Sasha eyemakeup 10
The Skinnery-Sasha lipstick 15
The Skinnery-Sasha-Bare face (honey) *NEW
IKON- Eternal Eyes – Lagoon
Pose by Adorkable-Coy-1

picnic2

 

the hostess.

The Arcade is here again! I always, always find this event to be full of awesomeness. This time I decided to become the greatest hostess alive (exaggerated for effect).  Get ready for some long credits (and sorry, I was not going to rewrite them, so I just copied and pasted!)

Your taxi to The Arcade.

On Me:
Glam Affair- Couture Eyeliner no.03
::HH:: Hucci Lavan Wedge – Linen Patent @ The Arcade
Paper.Doll: Bow Bandeau: Rosebuds @ The Arcade
>TRUTH< Video Games – LightBlonde @ The Arcade
>TRUTH< Video Games Orchids – Mint
Slink Mesh Hand Casual
[ glow ] studio – Retro double clock necklace @ Dressing Room Fusion
[Cynful] Shruggable – Shrug M @ Dressing Room Fusion
*Glance Skins – Lana – Fair – Blonde Brows
IKON Eternal Eyes – Lagoon
TokiD-Hex @ Dressing Room Fusion

The Arcade Item List:

The Arcade Item List:
+Half-Deer+ The Sugar Battalion (assorted)
Alouette – The Bibliotheque Chair – Burgundy
[HANDverk]Oz Relic.dorothy’s basket.display
PM Pixel Mode – RDJ Love
-tb- Tea Time – Tray of Macarons
-tb- Tea Time – Stacked Cups
-tb- Tea Time – Cupcakes
-tb- Tea Time – TeaPot
-tb- Tea Time – Tin with Flowers
Tee*fy Cotton Candy Set
Tee*fy Outdoor Party Table
Tee*fy Popsicle Maker
Tee*fy Beverage Dispenser Lemonade
Tee*fy Popsicle In Ice Pail
Tee*fy Candy Cake Pops Set
Tee*fy Cake Pops bouquet
Tee*fy Popsicle Maker Tray
Scarlet Creative Holiday Shutter
Schadenfreude Tako Plate-Petits Fours&Orange
Schadenfreude Tako Sugar Bowl
Schadenfreude Tako Teacup (hot chocolate)
Schadenfreude Tako Teacup (empty)
Schadenfreude Tako Teacup (tea)
.: Standby Inc. – Usagi Dango Bento
#13 *katat0nik* (lt green/panda) Bento Lunch Box (mesh)
Sway’s Cookie Bear [Candy] Lavender
floorplan. antique telephone gacha / bubble gum
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Belle the Bear
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Stilts the Giraffe
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Razzle the Pony
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Chuckles the Clown
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Tiny the Elephant
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Arthur the Rat
(Milk Motion) Mini leather suitcase bag – burg/yellow
Trompe Loeil – Paper Lamp Round
Trompe Loeil – Spotlight Lamp
Trompe Loeil – Funky Lamp
{sa} Scarlet Apple My Chevron Scrunchy Rug Pale Grey
{sa} Scarlet Apple My Wood Small Side Table Rich Wood
[LWL] Monarch Butterfly
[LWL] Mr. Ladybug (yellow)
[LWL] Charged-up Butterfly
[LWL] Charged-up Dragonfly
[LWL] Charged-up Wasp RARE
[LWL] Ladybird RARE
LISP – Mesh – Teacup2 Clock
The Loft – Ai Doll = Love
[LeeZu!] Greta Curtains Mesh /rusty folds RARE
[ContraptioN] Music Box: Baroque

Other Items:
*Y’s HOUSE* Iron Side Table 01(WP/wood)
LISP – Dummy Plate
[CT] Cat Slipper
[*Art Dummy!] found.
LISP – Vine “Vite” Bistro Kitchen
-tb- Pastry Mania – Macarons
-tb- Pastry Mania – Chocolate Cake
Schadenfreude vouboo: mewbit
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Paris the Chicken

Poses: Curio Obscura & D.Luxx

 

The Arcade: Revisiting Childhood

Me, as I unpack my Arcade stuff…I just snapped a quick picture using DOF with my wand and footie pajamas.  Um, if I had all the money in the world, I would still be at The Arcade trying to collect every single wand and jammie out there:

The Arcade

So, as I started to unpack, I realized I had tons of stuff. I just cleaned out my inventory a couple weeks ago, and this gacha thing made a serious mess. But, I had so much fun in the process that I didn’t care.  I don’t think I got one thing that I set out to get, but it didn’t matter, and I ended up loving the items I did get.   In a few months time I won’t remember any of that, but I will remember how The Arcade made me feel like a kid again.

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-Credits-

On Me:
Cracked Mirror-Footie Pajamas-Sprinkles @Arcade
Truth-Skai w/Roots-Seaspray
Maxi Gossamer-Eyelashes-Assorted-Mesh
Noodles-Purest Snow-Tiara-Silver/Ruby @Arcade
Pididdle-My Special Treasures-Unicorn Tears @Arcade
Curio Obscura-Stellar Fairy Wand @Arcade
The Skinnery-Sophia-Woodstock-Honey
Ikon-Eternal Eyes-Patina

The Arcade Items:
Sway’s-Spirit Pendumlum Clock
Katat0nik-Green-Art Bunny
ADD-Assorted Snowglobes
The Secret Store-Tiny Satchel-Mint
Curio Obscura-Assorted Wands
Standby Inc-Retro Headphones
Aux-Fly Free-Slate
Pilot-Assorted Christmas Village (or trees because I only got trees. lol)
Noodles- Assorted Tiaras
LaRoo-Shearling Boots-Violet
Monso-My Fancy Flats-Round Cat
Tres Blah-Pastry Mania-Macarons
Miamai-Deer Pink Hat
Schadenfreude-vouboo: mewbit
Olive-I’ll Fix your harddrive Techi Pet Rock
Floorplan-Gumball Machine, Species Silohoutte/Ostrich
Glow-Studio Birdy Glasses-Gold
HANDverk-Dormouse Chair
MIASNOW- Big Lolly -GRAPE
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Paris the Chicken
Art Dummy!- for winter conversations-chair one-pink

Other Items:
Cheeky Pea: Sweetwater Room
Vespertine-Pillows
Floorplan-Assorted books
Y’s House-Rug- Linen
North West-Cushy Pouf-Blue (no longer available)
LISP-Cloche Lantern, Hot Chocolate, Window Mirror, Twinkle Hanging Stars, Pansy Puff
Art Dummy!-Once-Bookends, Once-Cabinets with Lanterns
Fatewear-“Friendship Bear”
MMG-mesh: Wall decoration-Picture Frames