Gone Fishing

DiMi’s Store has a new backdrop/scene out at this round of the Driftwood event. It’s a complete fishing campsite, with tent, campfire, fishing rods, a barrel of fish, a boat, backpacks, grass, trees, a tree stump with a racoon and a dog! This scene is sold complete (71 Li, Copy / Mod.) or in separate objects (Copy). As the scene is Copy/Mod you can edit linked all the objects and place them where you want them.

Treized Designs is at this round of UniK with the Wildking Hoodie. Fatpack HUD has 10 different texture choices and 6 different rope colours. The hoodie is fitted for Signature Gianni/Geralt, Belleza, Slink and Legacy bodies.

I blogged the L&B Havoc Ops Boots for the first time yesterday, today I wanted to show how they look with the socks. Find the boots at this round of TMD!

  • “TD” WILDKING HOODIE @ UniK (until Jan 28)
  • L&B * Swear Havoc Ops Boots @ TMD (until Jan 30)
  • TORI TORRICELLI // David Shorts //
  • [WAZ] Operator Hat
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Rings

Hello 2020!

As we say good bye 2019 I’m thinking about what a year it’s been for me, in “both lives”. Well, I’m one who doesn’t separate the two, but I’m not going to talk about that right now.

What a year it’s been! I’ve only two years as a resident; a year and a half ago I started taking pictures and getting familiar with the viewer camera tools. I did a couple of blog post at the end of 2018, just for fun. Then in the beginning of 2019 I decided I wanted to give blogging a serious go so I found a couple of sponsors that were willing to give a total newbie a chance and the ball started rolling.

After seeing each other online for 8 months, M and I met up and went on vacation together in June. It was wonderful and the most significant thing that happened in my life in 2019 but I’m not going to talk more about that here.

In August I celebrated reaching 1K followers by hosting a photo contest, which was awesome fun for me and I got nothing but positive feedback from those who participated.

Blogging takes hard work and dedication, from the start. I pride myself with having a quality blog and a high Flickr engagement. What’s the use of having 5K followers if you’re not engaging them? Will they remember your picture? Will they notice the brand you’re showcasing? Will they read your blog? Click on that Slurl? No, no, no and no. Ok, now I got derailed for a bit. Or maybe not, because..

In October I was nominated for The Bloggies. Being nominated was a great honour and it told me that I had managed to successfully enter the SL blogosphere and that my blogging was being appreciated by others. To those who nominated me, I’m sending a big big thank you your way.

So what’s in store for 2020? There’s a trip to the US in the very near future. I’ll of course continue blogging and I’m sticking to my all-round style because I love the freedom it gives me, the versatility. Every product is different, every picture lives its own life and sometimes it has a story to tell. What else? Whatever happens, happens. I’m approaching the new year with a positive mindset and my dreams and hopes for the future intact. I truly hope you can say the same. If not, then I wish 2020 is the year of positive change for you. Make it so.

Oh, and today I’m blogging the 2020 Photo Booth by CHEZ MOI! A perfect addition to any New Year’s party, with single, friends and couple poses ready for your guests to take memorable pictures. You can find it at their mainstore and marketplace! And we’re looking mighty fine, wearing the Gage Tuxedo by Lapointe & Bastchild and the Laura Gown by Allure Couture.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • L&B Gage 3PC Tuxedo Premium Edition
    • Modulus Oli Hair
    • MINIMAL Lovers Rings
  • Mahogany is wearing:
    • Allure Couture Laura Gown @ Kloset
    • Truth Eternity Hair
    • Necklace, earrings and bracelet by Maxi Gossamer
    • MINIMAL Lovers Rings
Blog stats 2018 and 2019. Click image for full size view.

Santa, You Got Mail

In my letter to Santa there is only one wish, one that can’t be bought. I’ll just keep it in my heart and hope that one day my wish comes true.

I’m wearing the L&B Havoc Sweater XMAS which is a VIP Group Gift – Wear your group tag and go pick it up at the L&B VIP room!

In front of me is HJM Designs‘ adorable Santa’s Mailbox Scene; a lighted tree, a squirrel, a bird, and Santa’s Mailbox sitting on a snowy rock. The bird animates by Touch. The scene is Copy/Modify and 5 Li out of the box. This item is available at the HJM Designs mainstore and marketplace!

The backdrop is DiMi’s magical “Winter Lights” scene; complete with lighted trees and grass, snow mounds, sled, snowshoes, a kitty in a basket and a snowman bear holding a sparkling lantern. Magical! The scene is 83 Li, Copy/Modify, you can edit linked all the items and move them around as you wish. Available at DiMi’s mainstore and marketplace now!

  • L&B * JAKEfit Turtle* Swear Havoc Sweater – Xmas
  • L&B * JAKEfit Cuffed* Swear Havoc Jeans
  • Milo’s Bazar Round Glasses Type C Smaller
  • lock&tuft – brennan cap & hair
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Silver
  • Hypnos – Traveller’s Backpack – CHRISTMAS VERSION
  • Pose by WRONG

Home For Christmas

As a young man and poor student, I always went home to my parents’ every year for Christmas. The drive from the University and home was just 3,5 hours. 4 in a blizzard. Still to this day, many, many… years later, and me living in a town even further away because of work my mum asks me if I’m coming home for Christmas. Family is important to me, but it’s a 12 hour drive, in snow, so the puppies and I are staying home most Christmases and celebrate with friends. Home is a lot of places.

MINA has made a new male hair! Casual handsome long hair that’s tucked behind the ears and cap, the MINA Wim is perfect for your every day look. The hair is equipped with a color change HUD for the hat with 6 assorted colors and material options. It’s available at Santa Inc. that’s now open!

I’m also wearing another version of the L&B Swear Havoc Sweater that I blogged for the first time yesterday. The sweater is available at TMD.

  • MINA Hair – Wim @ Santa Inc.
  • L&B * JAKEfit Crew* Swear Havoc Sweater @ TMD
  • .etiquette. Tyler’s Jeans /Jake
  • [VALE KOER] KEEPALL BAG

A Sharp Dressed Man

A Sharp Dressed Man
must remember to not
sip hot chocolate
before getting his picture taken

Sander

Some wise words guys before the Holidays, you’re welcome :p

This sweater though! Click on the picture for HQ version, do it and see why L&B has been one of my favourite outfitters since I became resident. The Swear Havoc Sweater is a new release by Lapointe Bastchild and it is out now at TMD! All pacs give you the choice of mock turtle neck or crew neck sweater. You can of course purchase select single sweaters but if you choose to buy the fatpack you get a grand total of 45 different knit options of which 8 are fatpack exclusive theme knits.

I’m wearing the sweater together with the L&B Gage Tuxedo Slacks. Hide the belt and you have a perfect fit. The sweater is also compatible with the L&B Swear Havoc Jeans and the Havoc Leather pants.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • L&B * JAKEfit Turtle* Swear Havoc Sweater @ TMD
    • L&B * JAKEfit* Gage 3PC Tuxedo Slacks
    • [Deadwool] Undercut hair
    • Volkstone Dean Facial Hair
    • MINIMAL Lovers Rings

Eternal

Yes, I’m a hopeless romantic and the title of my post could easily refer to eternal love… It sort of does. Another thing that has become eternal, or rather, timeless, since its creation in 1873; denim clothing. When tailor Jacob Davis and businessman Levi Strauss teamed up to create a pair of sturdy work pants for gold miners, they made them from a cotton twill fabric that Levi Strauss was importing; denim. In 1905 they made the first denim shirt to companion the work trousers.

I’m wearing the Ranger Denim Shirt by Lapointe Bastchild accompanying their Havoc Jeans. The unbuttoned denim shirt has a variety of HUD controlled options; choice of denim colour, with or without patches, choice of t-shirt colour and print as well as a no t-shirt option. Find the Ranger Denim Shirt in the Lapointe Bastchild mainstore.

  • L&B * JAKEfit* Swear Ranger Denim Shirt
  • L&B * JAKEfit* Swear Havoc Jeans
  • Milo’s Bazar Aviator Sunglasses Curved Ed.
  • [CX] Xeno Gauge 2019 – Silver
  • [The Forge] Rockstar Necklace
  • [ kunst ] – Cigarette
  • i.mesh – Royk hair

The backdrop used is the newest build release by Never Totally Dead… called The Rat Hole and it’s available right now at Cosmopolitan.

Squad Goals

The puppies and I have been on a mission to find the perfect Christmas tree and we did so in the most beautiful setting. The girls are excited that we’re bringing a whole tree inside the house.. but no chewing on it! This is also why I can’t put my presents under the tree. They are very good puppers, but they just can’t resist opening presents!

FKD has a new selection of ugly sweaters in the mainstore, make sure you have one for the ugly sweater party! Also make sure you stop by the store for Black Friday for a 50% discount on everything in the store (excluding gift cards).

The Winter Birdhouse by EED is at 50% discount as a Steals and Deals offer, which starts Friday November 29th – 00:01AM SLT through Monday December 2nd – 23:59PM SLT. They also have a cute trio of snowmen for this event. Find them in the EED mainstore!

HJM Designs has some nice new mainstore releases for you and today I’m showcasing the Snow Winter Well Scene; with a well, a wintery tree, bushes and grass, a squirrel that animates upon touch and a light snowfall, it’s a beautiful winter scene for your sim or parcel.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • [FKD] GEORGE 2019 – JAKE
    • L&B * JAKEfit Reg* Swear Havoc Jeans
    • not so bad . ODNEY sneakers . fitted . BELLEZA v2 . camel
    • [Deadwool] Pequod beanie – RARE
    • [Deadwool] Peak XV chrono – vintage – black strap
    • Surreal Products Axe v1.1
    • Astralia – Christmas Tree (bare) green
  • The scene:
    • HJM Designs Snow Winter Well Scene
    • EED‘s WINTER BIRDHOUSE
    • JIAN Wonky Weenies :: Cute AF PJs Wanderer and Bunny PJs Wanderer
    • (Milk Motion) snow pines
  • Pose by Animosity (modifiey by me)

Fever

Never knew how much I loved you
Never knew how much I cared
When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that’s so hard to bare

Have the Black Friday sales fever gotten you yet? Psst! Lapointe Bastchild has started their Black Friday Weekend Sale! 40% discount store-wide (in-world purchases only) for VIP group members, use unlimited promo code Xmas40 at the vendors! Non VIPs can use Xmas30 to get a 30% discount. Also, VIP Door busters today and tomorrow! More info here and here if you’re not a VIP

  • L&BΒ * JAKEfit Reg* Swear Havoc Leather Pants @Β TMD (Last days! Items at events are not part of the Black Friday Weekend)
  • Invictus Male TaTToo [CAROL G]
  • [Deadwool] Peak XV chrono – vintage

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)

If Nothing Ever Changed…

If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.

Wearing the versatile Havoc Jeans and beautiful Vintage Aviator Jacket by Lapointe Bastchild. Both available at the mainstore and marketplace!

Location: Monocle Man

  • L&B * JAKEfit Reg* Swear Havoc Jeans
  • L&B * JAKEfit* Swear Vintage Aviator Jacket V2
  • = REBELLION = “REMY” BOOTS (JAKE v2)
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • i.mesh – Royk hair
  • Volkstone Dean Facial Hair