Posted in Events, Free, group gift, Uncategorized

Gifts

Gift

“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” – Gary Zukhav

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Head: LeLUTKA Alain Head 2.5 – Free group gift/Group free to join
Skin: Clef de Peau . Jamie XMAS Group Gift – Free group gift/Group free to join
Beanie/hair: no.match_ ~ NO_SLIDE – Free group gift/Group 50L to join
Sweater: etham – Geralt Hoodie – All Colors – Free gift at the Shop and Hop event
Pants: Meva Oliver Pants – Free advent gift/Group 100L to join

Picture location: Winter’s Home

Posted in 1L/Dollarbie, Hunt

Manly stuff

Waterfall

The Menstuff Hunt has started again, with a lot of nice gifts that are either for free or for only 1L. There are 60 stops, so plenty of hunting to do and nice outfits to find!

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Details:

Shirt: OneKingdom Polo t-Shirt – 1L Menstuff Hunt 2020 gift
Jeans: [D2T Designs] MS Hunt 2020-02 – 1L Menstuff Hunt 2020 gift

Picture location: Chinook Rockies

Posted in Events, Free, group gift, Hunt

Weird

Weird

“I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.”
– Johnny Depp

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Details:

Shirt: V8 Biker Shirt – 6L Rock Attitude Hunt gift
Pants: V8 Pants II – 6L Rock Attitude Hunt gift
Necklace: ::GB:: G Chain necklace –Free anniversary gift at The Seasons Story
Pose: KAI – male poses DEEF – Free anniversary gift at The Seasons Story
Background: VARONIS – Hall Background – Free group gift/Group is free to join

Posted in 1L/Dollarbie, Hunt

Beach

Beach

“It’s not the size nor the power of the ocean that amazes me. Rather, it’s the way that something so powerful and immense can repeatedly caress a beach with such tenderness and never tire of doing it.”
–  Craig D. Lounsbrough

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Details:

Shirt: Harambee Men’s Slim Shirt – Leafs – 1L For Him hunt gift
Pants: -HORR- Mesh Bridgeport Jeans – Grey – 1L Share the Road hunt gift

Picture location: Backdrop Cove

Posted in Free, group gift

Be yourself

Be yourself

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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On Damian:

Hair: *Dura* L’Homme AUG2019 Readers Gifts – Free L’Homme group gift/Group is free to join
Shirt: [LOB] OFF-PANTS – Free group gift/Group is free to join
Pants: [TF] Summer Tank Top – [Wear to Unpack]- Free group gift/Group 10L to join

Picture location: Voodoo Land

Posted in Free, group gift, Midnight Mania

Flight

Flight

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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On Astrid:

Hair Besom Dove – Free MM Board/No Group Required
Shirt & Glasses BYRNE Style (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Join the group here and get the gift from the notices: HERE
Skirt Grumble Wrap Me Up Skirt – Free Group Gift/Third Life Gift/Group is Free to Join

Picture Location: Area 51

Posted in Hunt

Traveling…

Traveling...
Photo by Astrid de Manyet

Travel has been an important part of my life, as has art. When I was in London, I visited the National Museum and relished the beautiful artwork. I have traveled to various museums around the world as I had the opportunity to enjoy the artwork – paintings, sculpture and more – whenever opportunity arose.

Because of this, I love when a new installment of Cica Ghost is ready and am always up to going to visit! One of my favorite pictures of an adventure I shared with Damian is taken at a Cica Ghost sim from a time long past (hard to believe we’ve known each other so long Damian!).

So I landed at the latest installment – Dogwood – and lo and behold, I landed on Cica Ghost themselves! Cica was friendly and personable and said Hello and nice to meet you. I didn’t want to disturb and went about my business taking pictures because they were busy putting the finishing touches on the sim – I think? And also greeting people who were landing. It was really lovely! I mean how awesome is it to be greeted by Cica Ghost!

Dogwood - Cica 1 - Picture by Damian Black
Photo by Damian Black

One of my favorite stores – Ricielli – is having a summertime hunt. I love this particular hunt as Ricielli is doing something I haven’t seen before. They are offering two options. For 15L per hunt item you can purchase the copy version or the no copy/transfer version. I got the transfer versions and handed out the extra items to friends! In each package there were copies of clothing items for different mesh bodies, so I kept the Maitreya copy and passed the copy of the Slink Hourglass, Isis, and Freya to friends! Win Win!

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Details…

Head: Lelutka Bento Head Bianca
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Stealthic Genisis Bento Fitted
Shirt: Ricielli Hana Shirt – 15L for the 2019 Summer Hunt
Shorts: Ricielli Hana Shirt – 15L for the 2019 Summer Hunt
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Necklace Knotted Shimmer Pearls
Rings: (Yummy) Bohemia Ring Set
Nails: [FormaNails] Ballerina Nails

Picture Location: Dogwood by Cica Ghost

Posted in 1L/Dollarbie, Hunt

Lean on me.

You can lean on me.

I remember roller skating to the song “Lean on Me” at the roller rink as a teen. It was what you did on Friday nights while you held some boys hand. It was the cool kid thing to do. It kept most of us out of trouble back then too. Kept us off the streets and out from drinking or doing drugs. It was a great loss when the roller rink shut down.

A lot of kids turned to drinking in my small town when the rink shut down. Parties in sheds and barns and the like. I remember some accidents on back gravel roads that were pretty bad. Families didn’t talk about it much. You kept such things hush hush. And then “Lean on Me” took on a different meaning for all of us.

We all depended on each other to just to get through high school. Growing up in a small town and getting through high school when there isn’t support is a difficult prospect. You don’t have the cultural “to dos” of the city… and people think small town living is this great thing… but tell that to the five kids that died by suicide in my small town that year. And there were only 22 in my graduating class.

Lean on me. I lean on Damian a lot. He’s my rock. When everyone else cracks and breaks down… Damian keeps going. He thinks he isn’t that strong, but he underestimates his own strength. No matter how tough things are… he keeps going and he never gives up. When I got sick last year in July and couldn’t be online for him, he stood by me. He waited until I was well and relied only on infrequent contact and didn’t give up on me.

Lean on me. Or more accurately… lean on him. I’ve leaned on him. I only hope that he feels he can lean on me.

Lean on me, Damian. You’ve been there for me.

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Outfit Details…

Damian is wearing the Tropical Brit Shorts from Sparrow by Design  for 1L for the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt

Astrid is wearing the Tropical Tank Mini Pack from Sparrow by Design  for 1L for the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt