In Flander Fields


  Days of Thanksgiving # 11

Today we give thanks to our military service members. Those that fell in battle and those who were left to mourn them. Those that served in conflict, and peace time. We give thanks to you all.

In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow
         Between the crosses, row on row,
       That mark our place; and in the sky
       The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
       Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
                              In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
       The torch; be yours to hold it high.
       If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
                                In Flanders fields.

Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae


FEATURED

LUSH – Konnie Pose Set – Lush Marketplace

WORN

Cheezu – Rachel Shirt
Blueberry – Split Front Flare Pants
Magika – Gemma
Deep Static – Anneka Glasses
Heron – Toryel – Lips
Bootys Beauty – Stella Shadow

SCENE

Synnergy – Poppy Field Backdrop
LOVE – ESSENTIAL GRASS


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Poses marked with an * have been adjusted for the photo.
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Rockin It Boldly


Days of Thanksgiving #2 –

Today, we are giving thanks to friends who become family. Over the years, we have been blessed to have several people cross that line, and the most recent of them is Alessia Setner, the owner of Second Nature Jewellery. It was quite by accident really, tho I think perhaps it had more to do with fate. We had known of Alessia previously because we all travelled in the Live Music social circles, but it was much more of a passing acquaintance type of thing. When we came back to SL after our hiatus, Alessia was having a photo contest for her store, and on a whim we decided to enter. When we won, Alessia made an casual comment about if we ever started blogging again, we should let her know. We had no real thoughts of returning to blogging until that moment, and we decided to dip our toes back in the water.

3 months later we are well past our toes and soaking shoulder deep in the great blogging sea, all because we decided to enter a photo contest. We won far more than some store credit in that contest, we won a wonderfully caring and giving friend, and in even this short amount of time, that friend quickly became family.

In honor of that shared music history that started it all, we decided to show off the Rockin It Bold set from Second Nature Jewellery. The set includes necklace, earrings and ring. Be sure you check out the mainstore and the marketplace to see all the gorgeous items she has created.


FEATURED

Second Nature Jewellery – Rocking It Bold Set

ALSO WORN

DOUX – Katerina
Tutti Belli – Heated Lips
Deep Static – Paloma Shades
Blueberry – CeCe Top

POSE

Made with AnyPose


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Dancing With The Dark


There is something about darkness that is both terrifying and captivating. Vampires, for example, are traditionally meant to be frightening and terrifying creatures, and yet, they are also romanticized in the very next breath. Like moths to flames, we are drawn to those things that our rational minds know we should flee from.

Something you should not flee from is this months round of Unik which runs until the 28th so you still have lots of time to grab up the darkness, and the light !


FEATURED

Odette – Demacia Dress @ Unik
Juna – Raven Tattoo Medium @ Unik
Wicked J Poses – Wicked’s Witch @ Unik
Rise Design – Celestia Necklace @ Unik
Goddess Creations – Gothic Mirror @ Unik

WORN

Truth Hair – Lullaby
Blueberry – Date Night Heels
WarPaint – HarvestMoon Eyeshadow
WarPaint – Sienna Lipgloss

SCENE

VARONIS – La Chandelle Skybox
Construct – Mesh Candelabra
BROKEN ARROWS – Death Roses – Red
Nutmeg – Distressed Grand Piano Dark w/ Red Drape
Nutmeg – Dark Piano Chair Red
FOXCITY – Decor – Salem Frames
Pixel Mode – Aderley Rug


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Poses marked with an * have been adjusted for the photo.
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Mine

So much is written about the power of 4 letter words. Love, being the biggest of them, but I am sure you can think of a few others yourself. Today I am talking about the simple word ‘Mine’.

So much power comes from this word. No matter if you are the one saying it, or the one hearing it, there is a flood of emotion that comes with it. Just like any other powerful thing, its power can be used for good or evil, depending on the one wielding it. When used for evil intents, it can damage beyond measure, but when used for good, with love powering it, nothing else can compare.

When that power is balanced in both directions, “You are Mine, as I am Yours”, the results are something more spectacular than any fireworks show.

This lovely Bella Wedding Set from Second Nature Jewellery, is perfect for sealing the deal, while the Mine pose from HexPosed, shows it off. Pose was slightly edited to adjust left hand position.


FEATURED

Second Nature Jewellery – Jan Necklace & Earrings Set
Second Nature Jewellery – Bella Wedding Set
HexPosed – Mine*

ARYSTA WORN

DOUX – Miyeon Hair
Blueberry – Cece Tops

TROY WORN

Tiller – Yogi Sweater

SCENE

Spruce – AI Art – Autumn Cats
Your Dreams – Autumn Cottage
Your Dreams – Farm Living Room

POSE

HexPosed – Mine*


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Latex vs Lace


Yesterday may have been all Diamonds and Pearls, but today we bring you the ultimate battle between good and evil. Latex vs Lace, with Cocksabers !

I really can not begin to explain to you all just how much I laughed when the very idea of this picture entered my creative planning, but I can tell you that I chuckled about it the entire way through , till even now. When I first showed Troy the background and poses that Something New had created for the PosEvent, his said something along the lines of shooting it as a Super Hero, since DiD is our super power. This on its own, was a fantastic idea, and so while he went to bed, I sent about putting together something Super Hero-ish.

Now at this point, my brain remembered that I had seen the oh so perfect for this photo Kinky Wars Cocksaber’s from Short Leash, and then things truly started coming together. LooKatMe fulfilled the sexy garter needs of both hero’s with Mable Lace and Tam Latex. You can see the final result of all the creatively flowing juices that our brain provides, and oh they are some kinky juices !


FEATURED

Something New – Seek Your Revenge Prop @ PosEvent
Something New – Natashas Style @ PosEvent

Short Leash – Kinky Wars Cocksaber

LooKatMe – Mabel Garters
LooKatMe – Tam Garters

LACE LOOK

Blueberry – Icon Angel Wings
Blueberry – Solstice Sandals
Deep Static – Iona Glasses
Glitzz – Paloma Set
Reverse – Cassie Set – Gloves
LooKatMe – Mabel Garters
MAZE mods – Soft Thighs
MAZE mods – Soft Thighs Stockings
Bootys Beauty – Galentine Makeup
Magika – Michelle

LATEX LOOK

Hanatsumi – Stormy Set
Hanatsumi – Pandora – Pasties
ERSCH – Melfea Cape
Reverse – Cassie Set – Gloves
LooKatMe – Tam Garters
MAZE mods – Soft Thighs
Truth Hair – Eclipse

SCENE

Something New – Seek Your Revenge Prop @ PosEvent

POSE

Something New – Natashas Style @ PosEvent


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Poses marked with an * have been adjusted for the photo.
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Walk With Me


Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead. Walk beside me… just be my friend”. ― Albert Camus

When it comes to love, you should never see it as a race, or a competition to see who can get to some predetermined milestone first or fastest. Walk, don’t run, enjoy the journey and the scenery along the way. Stumble, brush each other off, limp for a little bit and heal each other. Keep walking. Never take a single day for granted. Say I Love You more than you think you should, but don’t forget to show it as well, or the words lose meaning, but both are still important.

The next milestone may feel like it will take forever, but forever is what you have. If it’s worth it now, it will be worth even more then because of the strength you built together getting there.

1,781 days and counting, and only 351 days to go. I love you.


FEATURED

HexPosed – CP 1 WEDDING

ARYSTA WORN

Glitzz – Lake Dress – Oil
Blueberry – Solstice Thigh Sandal
Magika – Michelle
Heron – Eliana Makeup
Glorious Insanity – Nails – Gradient Set #07

TROY WORN

Volver – Jorge Shirt with Vest / Seal
L&B Swear – Wrekt Jeans

SCENE

The Bearded Guy – Dreamscape Backdrop


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Always Be My Puppy


When we talk about children, it is often said that they will always be our babies. With pets, the same is just as true. No matter how big, or how old they get, they will forever be Puppers and Kitties, and whatever other cute baby names you have for your fur babies, or scale babies, or whatever kind you prefer.

This adorable pose from Hexposed may be called Goodbye Summer, but to me it screamed leaf pile and the ever playful Shelby just had to come along to play and poor Goober just needed a good snuggle nap.

You can find the HexPosed – Goodbye Summer set ( 3 pose set ) at Liaison Collaborative from September 8th – October 10th.


FEATURED

HexPosed – Goodbye Summer @ Liaison Collaborative

WORN

Doe – Autumn
Decoy – Selma Cozy Sweater @ Access
Blueberry – Spotlight Jeans
Dazzling – Charlie Boots

SCENE

Rezz RoomSaint Bernard
Rezz Room – Dachshund Puppy

Trompe Loeil – Mischa Ethereal Islands

LOVE – POPLAR TREE
LOVE – BLOWING AUTUMN LEAVES
LOVE – PUMPKIN PATH
LOVE – BRICK PATH
LOVE – THMALL THWUBERRY
LOVE – BLOWING AUTUMN LEAVES
LOVE – FALLEN LEAF GRASS
LOVE – AUTUMN SWEPT GRASS
LOVE – FILLER BUSH


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Ropes and Roses


Anyone who has known Troy for any length of time, and run into him while at a live show at an adult rated Sim, or a moderate one, depending on how lenient the venue is, has likely seen comments made in local chat about the silk rope that is always in his pocket. While the comments are always made in very good nature, it is also quite true. So pay attention to those little slips of comments you see being tossed around that you may take in jest, there is often far more truth behind them than you may think.

The contrast between rope and flesh, is just one part of what makes shibari not only an erotic pleasure, but an artform all its own. The precisely placed knots, akin to accupressure, help in bringing pleasure to the pain. Ropes and Roses.

When I saw this Shibari set from Domina I knew it was exactly what I wanted to use to show off the beautiful Karin set from Second Nature Jewellery that is out this weekend for The Saturday Sale. You will find the earrings and choker both on sale this weekend, available in gold or silver. You will also find the matching necklace available in both metals as well, only these are free gifts, so be sure and pick them up while you are there.


FEATURED

Second Nature Jewellery – Karin Earrings
Second Nature Jewellery – Karin Choker
Second Nature Jewellery – Karin Necklace – Free Gift

ALSO WORN BY ARYSTA

Doe – Margarite
Domina – Yuuki Shibari – Red
Blueberry – Solstice – Lace Bikini
Glitzz – Lace Blindfold

WORN BY TROY

Kunst – Men’s Rings Collection I
Kunst – Men’s Rings Collection II

SCENE

FOXCITY – Photo Booth – City Life
InfinitiBloom v2 – Petal Bunch – White

POSE

CuCa – You’re Mine Pose *


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This Is Us


Anyone who has known us for any length of time, knows that we used to shoot quite a lot of adult content. We were all about the public displays of sex for a number of years, and then Troy happened.

That really sounds bad when I type it that way, but it was truly the very best thing to ever happen, to any of us. We still enjoy a very healthy and happy sex life, we just no longer feel the need to share it with the rest of you. Sorry, not sorry ! That being said, now that our lives have become what they are, you may just see more of Troy than you ever saw on display before. *Rawr*

We used to use our sexuality, as a way to bolster our confidence, and sadly, our self worth as well. Survivors of childhood trauma often times end up one one extreme or the other on the sexual spectrum. There are generally speaking two choices, slut or prude, and it is difficult to find a healthy middle ground.

We are extremely grateful, and thankful, that we have found the safe haven that we have found in our relationship with Troy. We have come a long way and are looking forward to seeing what comes in the future to come.

Something New has released this cute background and 4 single poses for the PosEvent, which is running from August 27th – September 19th. When I saw the background, I had a desire to shoot something with Troy, and so I popped over to the mainstore to find acouples pose. Something New offers so many options from cute to romantic to sexy, but instead of gravitating to the smexy steamy or smushy kissy poses, my eyes went directly to this pose instead. I laughed so much as I purchased it, because it really is US. We are derps, and we own that every day, loudly and proudly. I just knew that this pose was meant to go with this background, tho I did have to make one small adjustment. Sorry Allyson, but we are so not mustard girls, so I had to use the tint feature and change that to ketchup !


FEATURING

Something New – Lil Cafe Prop @ PosEvent
Something New – Sorry Thats My Hotdog @ Mainstore

ARYSTA

Blueberry – Bella Skirt – Boho Pack
Blueberry – Bella Bikini – Boho Pack
Blueberry – Solstice – Classic Pack
Maxi Gossamer – Venice Beach Boho
Glorious Insanity – Mesh Nails – Gradient Set #6
Foxy – Feline Hair

TROY

L&B – Jett Short Sleeve
L&B – Swear Watchdog Jeans
Legal Insanity – Dakota Bracelets


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Not All Toys Get Shared


Today’s post, is my debut Something New blogger post ! This wonderfully adorable pose was released for the Dubai Event which is running from August 20th – September 10th. The pose includes the cute pupper, as well as the held stiletto heel prop ( also included is a holdable trainer/sneaker for those who prefer).

So, this is where my dilemma began. You see, when I saw the vendor image for this pose, the very first thing that came to my mind was “Oh how freaking hysterical would that be if I was scolding the poor pup for gettin’ chewy with my vibrator instead of that heel? “. Now, not only is this a sponsored post, but it is my very FIRST post as a blogger on the Something New team, and so I was a bit hesitant to really let my kinky flag fly on the first day, but … well … I also thought perhaps it would be best to let them really know what kind of handful I can be at times.

And so, I took both pictures ! The original, and, the Arysta Twist !



Let this be a reminder to you, to look beyond a stores vendor photo. Just because a pose was created and sold with one prop ( or no prop ) does not mean that you can only use THAT specific prop. Also, on that same note, props are not pose specific either ! Grab your creative license and see where the road leads you. Find your inspiration wherever it comes from, and let it lead you.


Featured

Something New – This is NOT a Chew Toy @ Dubai Event

Worn

Magika – Michelle
Blueberry – Taylor Shorts
Vibing – Alicia Rings
Glorious Insanity – Casual Crop Tee – WIP
Glorious Insanity – Short Square – Pallete Set #01

Scene

Trompe Loeil – Ysela A-Frame Cabin

Half-Deer – Lingerie Clutter

Inner Demons – Dildo Decor Multi

Ama – Vase of Dicks – Teal

Cheeky Pea – Delilah Bed – Blossom
Cheeky Pea – Delilah Blossom Sheer Curtain

Loft & Aria – Barlow Vase
Loft & Aria – Barlow Metalic Candle Holder

LISP – Lilac Thistle Sofa
LISP – Jasmine Forest Rug 1li
LISP – Jasmine Forest Coffee Table – Oak

Peaches – Scia Entryway – Plant
Peaches – Singles Awareness Clutter – Magazines
Peaches – Singles Awareness Clutter – Vibe

MadPea Puppy Care – Bed
MadPea Puppy Care – Puppy Treats
MadPea Puppy Care – Blue Chew Toy

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Poses marked with an * have been adjusted for the photo.
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