Lazy Hazy Crazy Days

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer

Nat King Cole – Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer

I try not to let the bleak world situation get me down. It’s real and it’s grim but I’m here; I’m right here right now in this moment, living my life. Might as well make the best of it, even in isolation. Remember to take care of yourselves. By that, I don’t just mean social distancing and hand washing. That’s a given. I mean take care of YOU and there are a lot of ways to do that at home; Turn off the TV once in a while and exercise, draw or paint, read a book, hell, write a book! Sing, dance, cuddle and groom your pets. Pick up the phone or Skype and call a friend or a family member.
Now more than ever I’m thankful for the little things. The puppies and I are doing good. I’m healthy and I know M is healthy too and even though we can’t be together right now we will be, soon. Until then we’re both doing our part by staying home.

In the picture I’m lazing out on the patio wearing the Thom Casual Jeans Outfit by Allure Couture, which consists of jeans, tank and sneakers. This is a new mainstore release and it’s on a Stay Home Easter Sale at 50% discount! Thom Casual Jeans Outfit is available in several Fatpacks and 6 single textures. These are:

  1. The complete outfit Fatpack, Jeans Fatpack, Tank Fatpack and Men’s Star Sneakers Fatpack.
  2. 16 Texture Fatpack for Thom Tank
  3. 6 Texture Fatpacks for Thom Jeans and Men’s Star Sneakers.
  4. Separates are available in: Black, Blue, Brown, Grey, Olive and Tan.
  • Sander is wearing:
    • Allure Couture Thom Casual Jeans Outfit
    • Dura-B100-HAIR
    • !NFINITY Luca Choker
    • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Silver- L & R
  • The scene:
    • JIAN Playful Pibbles 1. Pillow Pibble (1.1) RARE
    • Nutmeg. Disarray Clutter

It’s a Wienerful Life!

This is a blog post 100% just because. Just because the wiener boxers! They immediately gave me the inspiration for this picture. It’s a real life thing, if you are a puppy parent you know, having to dash out in the early morning because the puppies really NEED to go and there’s no time to get properly dressed. Now I have lots of neighbours so I usually stumble on some sweats and a coat and slip my feet in a pair of boots that I don’t need to tie. I wish I lived somewhere with enough space and privacy, somewhere I could just open the door to let the puppies out and join them to enjoy the sunrise, just like this 😊 Have a wienerful Saturday, everyone!

  • Kathy`s Garden Wild Path
  • JIAN Wonky Weenies
  • RIOT Val Boxers
  • No. 59 F-Class Espressomachine House Coffee

Pawrenting

I’m a puppy pappa to two Dachshund girls and when I’m not on Second Life they keep me occupied with walks, grooming, playing, feeding, cuddling… They follow me everywhere and are the most loyal and loving companions you can get. If you didn’t already know, being a puppy parent is a big responsibility and takes a lot of work and time. Don’t ever consider getting a dog for the cuteness value. The little, yes adorable, puppers are going to depend on you being there for them every day for many years. I can go on and on about this, but I’ll stop here and move on to the items I’m supposed to talk about!

The Auster Patio Set & Fireplace by CHEZ MOI is a recent release and is now available at the mainstore and marketplace. Adult or PG version, both the sofa and the chair are full of bento animations. The ottoman contains 10 animations and the fireplace has both single and couples (PG and Adult) animations! Texture changer HUD included for both the patio set and the fireplace.

Both the Hans Sweater by Allure Couture and the Havoc Jeans by L&B I’ve blogged before but it doesn’t hurt to repeat a good thing! Both items are available at their respective mainstores.

  • The Scene:
    • Auster Patio Set CHEZ MOI
      • Fireplace: 10 LI | Copy | Modifiable
      • Sofa: 6 LI | Copy | Modifiable
      • Armchair: 4 LI | Copy | Modifiable each
      • Ottoman: 2 LI | Copy | Modifiable each
      • HUD Seats
      • HUD Fireplace
    • Apple Fall Coffee & Muffin
    • Trompe Loeil – Bailey A-Frame Cottage + Deck
  • Sander is wearing:
    • Allure Couture Hans Sweater-Belleza Jake
    • L&B * JAKEfit Reg* Swear Havoc Jeans
    • DOUX – Fade hairstyle
    • Volkstone Dean Facial Hair
  • Pose Dog’s best friend by Rebel Poses (puppies included)

Beer O’Clock

We have several projects going on in Second Life right now; blogging, The Bar and recently Mahogany started singing which has been the most amazing experience to be a part of. She’s got such a beautiful voice, believe me, I’m not just saying that because I’m her boyfriend. Come to one of her shows and be amazed! When we’re not working, one of the things we like to do is go dancing while we listen to other live performances. Live music is one of the greatest gifts Second Life has to offer and we’re avid supporters.

Showcasing the No. 59 ISTC Planberger beer in sixpack. A beautifully texured metal case with 6 types of beer to choose from! You get sixpacks to rez or to wear (hold) and they all dispense temp attached animated beer bottles that won’t interfere with your AO and you can wear them with static poses too. In the box you’ll also find beer bottles for perma wear. When you have a beer in hand, say ‘cheers’ in chat and you will toast the others.

  • No. 59 SixPack ISTC @ Man Cave
  • Sander is wearing:
    • L&B * JAKEfit* Swear Patrol Plaid Shirt
    • L&B * JAKEfit Reg* Swear Havoc Jeans
    • [Deadwool] Undercut hair

Norðvegr – Heim

From Old Norse Norvegr (“north way”), Norðvegr, from norðr (“north”) + vegr (“way”), contrasted with suðrvegr (“south way”), i.e. Germany, and austrvegr (“east way”), the Baltic lands.

Heim is the German, Norwegian, Icelandic and Faroese equivalent of the English word home. It is a common German and Norwegian suffix in place names such as Mannheim and Trondheim.

Gratulerer med dagen!

It’s May 17th and today is Norway’s Constitution Day, a national holiday, and we celebrate it big time. The day is of such importance, its celebration is not limited to Norway only. You can find a May 17th Festival in Seattle, Washington and a parade in Brooklyn, New York, for instance and in several Australian cities! The celebration is non-military; it’s all about the people, children, togetherness, peace and freedom. We do parades, good food as well as eating as much cake, ice cream and hot dogs as we possibly can and you can see lots and lots of traditional costumes.

Creator Credits:

  • Wearing:
    • [NC] – Conquer Pants Black – Belleza
    • [The Forge] Viking Bracer Left and Right, (WornBronze/Gold) Rare
    • JadeDragon Designs Thor Hammer Necklace
    • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Gold- L and R
    • MINIMAL – Ornament Ring [JAKE] -Gold- L
    • MIRROR – Ragnar Hair -UnRigged-
    • [MF] Daniel Bento Viking Stache & Beard – Night
    • .: Vegas :. Tattoo Halls of Valhalla 91
    • f u o e y . Lucas Eyebrows
    • [V] Norseman Axe- Sheath
    • *pm* Wildflower Garlands: Snow & Creme
    • ASO! Mimosa 6
    • Kokoro Poses – Flower Holding 01
  • Scene:
    • Skye Tropical Beach
    • ~Skadi~ Viking Boat
    • H&S MetalWorks ltd. Viking sword III
    • [V] Norseman Shield
  • Pose by me

Get Lucky – Men’s Fashion Lookbook 2019

Like the legend of the phoenix
All ends with beginnings
What keeps the planet spinning
The force of love beginning

Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Do you feel lucky, Swiffer?

I don’t believe in luck, but I feel lucky does that make sense? Maybe blessed is a more fitting word even though it basically means the same thing. I’m feeling blessed in so many ways these days I’m not going to list them all here; you know who you are and you know the reasons why 😘

I am going to mention this one other thing though; when you love fashion or to decorate (or both) and take photos in Second Life, finding a sponsor that you really like is kind of a blessing. Not the (real) life altering one that I was thinking about initially, but kind of a big deal in the virtual world. It makes you love what you do even more!

Now, I feel like I’m still just getting started; with blogging, decor, photography, the works, but I’ve been blessed with meeting people who have shown me the ins and outs in record time and sponsors who are willing to take a chance on a newbie – I love my sponsors for that reason alone but also, they make some pretty great stuff! FKD is one of them and I’m wearing all FKD in this photo. I also want to give the Home & Garden Expo a shout out for choosing me as one of their bloggers. I’ve promised them I’d decorate the most awesome man cave ever if they chose me, so I can’t wait to see what the expo has to offer in that regard! Follow my blog to stay updated!

Creator Credits:

  • I’m wearing:
    • Shirt: FKD – ROMAN – JAKE
    • Pants: FKD – BERT – MARCH GG – BELLEZA
    • Hair: Vango. Zack (2Tone)
  • The scene:
    • uK – Posh Living Settee Lemon GA
    • uK – Posh Living Sideboard Table
    • uK – Posh Living Area Rug
    • uK – Posh Living Snake Plant Lg
    • uK – Posh Living Lamp Dark
    • uK – Posh Living Deco Bowl
    • uK – Posh Living End Table
    • uK – Dude Art Floor Set
    • uK – Dude Art Wall Set
    • Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 1 and 2
    • AL – Wonga Woman
    • [Stank] NES Console
    • [Stank] NES Controller #1
    • Bang! Figures – Galaxy Wars #24 – Clumsy Alien (Figure)
    • 220ML – Amstrong Beer – Open Bottle
    • 220ML – Amstrong Beer – Empty Bottle
    • GOOSE – Caged hanging lamp
    • GOOSE – Caged table lamp
    • [sau] Tooldog[1] [naked]

My Avatar:

  • Body: Belleza Jake
  • Head: Catwa Daniel
  • Skin (body): Session – Belleza Male Body Skin – T02
  • Skin (face): Session – Davin – T02
  • Eyes: Suicidal Unborn – Aisling Eyes Azure
  • Ears: L’Etre Basic Mesh Ears
  • Eyebrows: Volkstone – Messy Brows
  • Eyelashes: MICHAN – Bradley Lashes

Where The Heart Is – Home and Garden Design 2019

Where the heart is
When the light’s at your side
When the faith is ready
No more guidance
Take the leap of your life
As the ground is shaking

Haevn – Where The Heart Is
‘Spring Bike’ garden scene by .:Tm:.Creation.

Outside my window the snow still covers the ground and the temperature is nowhere near resembling Spring, but, in Second Life Spring is in full bloom and let me tell you it feels good! We continue decorating the area outside our bar and the neighbouring nature park with trees, spring blossoms and romantic scenes and photo opportunities and today we’re taking a look at this lovely little scene newly released by .:Tm:.Creation.

.:Tm:.Creation “Spring Bike” Garden Scene

Exclusively and at a 10% discount for The Liaison Collaborative Event (Open now and until March 26)
This lovely springtime scene includes a bike (for decoration) with basket of tulips, flowers, plants, rock, cats, radio and a suitcase. Straight out of the box this scene has a Land Impact of 10
Also in the box; Ground Cover Cherry Blossoms decor which has a Land Impact of 1.

100% ORIGINAL MESH. Permission: COPY | MODIFY | NO TRANSFER. Materials enabled. You can unlink all the pieces and use them as you wish. The pieces are 100% mesh, if you modify the size the prim count (Land Impact) will change up or down, same applies if you link or unlink other pieces. Available in .:Tm:.Creation store after 27th March, 2019

“If you want to know where your heart is, look to where your mind goes when it wanders.”
Pose by Jess Poses

Creator Credits

  • .:Tm:.Creation “Spring Bike” Garden Scene for The Liaison Collaborative Event
  • Pose: Jess Pose Balcon – Jess Poses Marketplace
  • Sander is wearing:
    • Legal Insanity – Fitz darkblue jeans outfit Bell. Jake
    • {kokoia} Sniper :: Male Shoes :: for belleza
    • Modulus – Wesley Hair
    • Volkstone Dashiell Moustache and Goatee
    • **RE** ReVoX Couple Bracelet M4 Dark – Male
    • !NFINITY Luca Choker

Visit .:Tm:.Creation


My Avatar:

  • Body: Belleza Jake
  • Head: Catwa Daniel
  • Skin (body): Session – Belleza Male Body Skin – T02
  • Skin (face): Session – Davin – T02
  • Eyes: Suicidal Unborn – Aisling Eyes Azure
  • Eyebrows: Volkstone – Messy Brows
  • Eyelashes: MICHAN – Bradley Lashes





Risky Business anno 2019

“Just take those old records off the shelf
I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself
Today’s music ain’t got the same soul
I like that old time rock ‘n’ roll”

Bob Seger – Old Time Rock and Roll
Air guitar man, Sander.

Most of us, if not all, could relate to the scene in the 1983 movie Risky Business where Tom Cruise as Joel Goodson, home alone, turns up the volume and dances around in the living room in his underwear. I’m no teenager, but I still do this because why not and also I find it very therapeutic! So here’s my recreation of the scene and what it’d look like in the home of a, ahum, slightly older man. I hope you enjoy it!

Dance like nobody is watching, especially if nobody is watching!

Creator Credits:

This blog post is not sponsored, but hey, credits given anyway!

  • Shirt: Kevin Shirt by Cubura
  • Socks: BB Socks by Cubura
  • Briefs: Classic Briefs by CHEERNO
  • Watch: WR 112 by Moonstone
  • Bracelets: Kilian by Amias
  • Hi Fi system: Hi Fi Music System gacha by Kunst
  • Sofa, Coffee table, Console table and floor lamp all by Newchurch
  • Window blinds and curtains by Dutchie.
  • Whiskey bottle and glass: Glenfirstclass Scotch by Kunst

My avatar:
Body: Belleza Jake 2.0
Head: Catwa Daniel
Skin (body): Session – Belleza Male Body Skin – T02
Skin (face): Session – Davin – T02
Eyes: Suicidal Unborn – Aisling Eyes Azure
Eyebrows: Volkstone – Messy Brows
Eyelashes: MICHAN – Bradley Lashes

In Deep

Always remember, you’re only human; you’ll make mistakes. Forgive yourself, learn from them, grow.
Always strive to be the best version of yourself. For you. If you don’t love yourself, how can you love someone else?
Always see the light in others and treat them like that’s all you see. Love wholeheartedly and never stop showing your love, even when things are tough. That’s when it’s needed the most.


Creator credits:
Wearing: Straight Riley Jeans, Montana Tee and Valkyrie Sneakers by Cold Ash. Elegance Series 2 Watch by RealEvil.
House: Villa Di Campagna by The Domineaux Effect.
Living room: 1 Prim Comfy Mesh Living Room by MeshPossible.

Unpacking

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The dining room functions as the unpacking central.

This is a familiar sight for most of us right? My stuff arrived today. Luckily I don’t own a whole lot of stuff. I’ve moved around a few times and I don’t get attached to things. And I don’t like clutter. This house is big though, it’s a lot bigger than the cottage and I can’t possibly fill it with the stuff I have now, but I have plans for every room. In addition to the must have kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms, I’m also going to furnish a dining room, an office/library, a multimedia room and a wine cellar.

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Spacious living room with a beautiful fireplace.

I have to go out and shop some furniture now. It will take some time because I have particular taste and I appreciate quality. So not only do they have to look good, they need to function and stand a few years of wear and tear and also, they shouldn’t go out of style after a year. The only rooms that are ready to use is the kitchen and the bathrooms, so I need to furnish my bedroom first along with the living room and then I can do all the other rooms when time and finances allow.

  • Wearing: Colson Henley Shirt and Dean Chinos by Cold Ash. Tahua 1.00 glasses by k_gs. Elegance Series 2 Watch by RealEvil.
  • Hair: Like Lust by Stealthic.
  • House: Villa Di Campagna by The Domineaux Effect.