6th Annual Home & Garden Expo for Relay For Life

One of the events in SL I look forward to with much eagerness and anticipation each year is the Home & Garden Expo. This years event is well underway, having began last Friday, and will continue thru this Sunday, June 2. There is so much to see and do at the Expo, it’d be best to head on over ASAP and check it out. I know that’s what I’ll be doing as soon as I log in after having had to be away with RL since last week!

Home Expo 2013 Logo

You do not have to be a land or home owner to enjoy the Home & Garden Expo. You can find classes to take to get you started in building, breedable vendors to help you find a pet to share love with and of course, you can wander and dream of living in these beautiful homes in RL! There is even a hunt if you are a hunt lover like me! There is sure to be something for everyone there.

A Spring Afternoon

Two Moon Gardens is a shop that is new to me, and am sure I’ll be visiting their mainstore soon after seeing their beautiful set up at Expo. Their offering for RFL is this beautiful Cherry Blossom Garden scene. It is modable too, which is a plus for me, as I can slide bits around to fit my land space just right. Organica, a long time favorite of mine, has some gorgeous tulips specially colored in purple and orange for RFL, you wont want to miss these either. I’ve scattered a few around the bench that comes with this set from Two Moon, which incidently, comes well stocked with couples and singles poses.

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I’ve included a map which should help you get around, as well as some important links. Prepare for lag, always a good idea for any event, it will make your experience much more enjoyable. Allow plenty of time, and do not delay, as you just may find yourself spending a lot more time then you anticipated at the Expo. Have fun, enjoy the scenery, get some new things, and help a great cause, you can’t go wrong! I am sure I will be spending the bulk of my SL time there over the last days, I do hope to see you there!

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Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Cherry Blossom Place – Two Moon Gardens, by Bunnie Badger (Two Moon Gardens @ Expo)
Mesh Tulips (RFL) – Organica, by Aki Shichiroji (Organica @ Expo)

Skin – Tuli – Eva – Petal , with Deviant Misfit Lips, by Tuli Asturias
Dress – PurpleMoon – Blair, by Poulet Koenkamp (Hunt Gift – Grand Opening of Invictus Estates)
Hair – Truth – Tenille – Night, by Truth Hawks
Shoes – Redgrave – Doro, by Emilia Redgrave
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Drow, by RubyRedRusset
Ring – Earthstones – Ever After Bridal – Gold, by Abraxxa Anatine
Eyes – IKON – Vanity Eyes – Denim (former group gift)
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle

New Releases & Hunts: Love Me Tender

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and with all the pinks and reds everywhere, I felt inspired to do some festive photos. I started with a dress and leggings set from PurpleMoon, made for the Cupids Arrow hunt and a fun outfit for a casual day hanging out with my man. I’ll let you in on a little secret too, there is Cherry Hunt happening over there at PurpleMoon, don’t miss it, you’ll find lots of goodies.

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I added the new Maxi Gossamer Khaleesi set to it, which comes in a variety of color combinations, so you’ll be sure to find one that works for your outfit of the day too, get it now while its on sale at Collabor88. I just can’t keep up with all Maxi Gossamer’s releases lately, every one is a must have that finds its way to my inventory! I also grabbed my Go-To Nails from Bamboo, each set comes in 5 colors/patterns, I’ve several and love them all, I chose a silvery white for this look to brighten things up a bit.

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New for me here too, are the Doro shoes from Redgrave which come with a 12 colors all in one Hud (including two metal colors), that offers countless options for your outfit matching. I’m sure I’ll be wearing these lots with various outfits. They are a great value for the quality, I know I’ll be getting at least a couple more styles there soon.

Love Me Tender

Once I was dressed for the day, the man of my life swept me off to a beautiful sim for some dancing at a lovely waterfall he found. He is so sweet, knowing I love waterfalls, he has made it his mission to take me dancing at every waterfall on the grid! Now, time to go work on the next look and post! See you at a waterfall or shopping soon, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Catty:

Dress and Leggings – Purplemoon – Love Me Tender Set, by Poulet Koenkamp
Skin – Adam n Eve – Siobhan – T3 Tomato, by Sachi Vixen
Hair – Truth – Rashida – Night, by Truth Hawks
Earrings, Necklace, Bracelet – MG – Khaleesi’s Temptation, by Maxi Gossamer (@ Collabor88)
Lipstick – Mock – SheerGlow Lipcolor – Paarl, by Mocksoup Graves
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Darkside, by RubyRedRusset
Shoes – Redgrave – Doro,   by Ring – JCNY – Athena Wedding, by JD Hansen
Eyes – Insufferable Dastard – Classic Eyes – Blue, by Audrey Lamede
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses –aDORKable – Advent Poses, by Adorkable Peapod
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

Star:

Hair – KMadd
Eyes – Poetic Color

New Releases : Dancing with Emma from Entre Mares

Entre Mares has released a stunning new gown, Emma, that will be sure to heat up your cold winter nights when you go out (or stay in) dancing.

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If you have a special date night coming up and you want to turn the heat up and aren’t sure what to wear, head on over to Entre Mares, you’re sure to find something there that will be just perfect for your evening. The new Emma will certainly fit that order, it is available in blue as shown, as well as a black, purple and yellow. It is lacy and delicate, and yes, it does cover all the necessary parts that need covering. The bits and parts are all well made, and the flex is just right for twirling on the dance floor.

EM Emma Couple

For my night out with my special man, I chose a favorite updo from Truth, and a favorite pair of heels from N-Core. I also chose a favorite diamond set from Alyssa Bijoux, always a great classic to wear on any formal occasion. Add to that, my most fave nails, from Bamboo, in a silvery color to match my shoes and jewelry, and I am good to go be dazzling on the arms of my dazzling man.

EM Emma Dance

Now, no more delay, rush over and grab this gown and the other things, and ..I’m off to do some more blogging and dancing, see you soon!!!

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Catty:
Gown – Entre Mares – Emma – Blue, by Sykao Adamski
Skin – Adam n Eve – Siobhan – T3 Rosebud, by Sachi Vixen
Hair – Truth – Midori – Night, by Truth Hawks
Earrings, Necklace, Bracelet – Alyssa Bijoux – Diamond Heart Set
Lipstick – Mock – Plum Orgueil Makeover, by Mocksoup Graves
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Jazzy, by RubyRedRusset
Shoes – N-Core – Aura – Plantine, by Claire Messenger
Ring – JCNY – Athena Wedding, by JD Hansen
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses –aDORKable – Advent Poses, by Adorkable Peapod
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho
Couples Pose – Luth, by Luth Brodie (May no longer be available)

Star:
Tux – Utopia – Max
Hair – KMadd
Eyes – Poetic Color

Look of the Day – Ilaya, Bamboo Nails and Maxi Gossamer

We are well in to the New Year, and it’s high time I do some blogging.  A few things have me excited that I want to blog about, including this look, inspired by the recent weather…icey! Watch for post coming up devoted to this amazing skin by Sachi!!!, but for today however, I want to talk about other things.

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Ilaya has made this very fun dress, with a bit of retro feel, in mesh, and I love it.  It comes in a few other shades too, and definitely worth grabbing for your closet. I like the monotone look, great to mix and match with various things.   Maxi Gossamer just keeps on creating more jewelry we all must have.  For this look, I chose the bangles which are available at the current round of Collabor88, and the earrings, are part of a set from the current FaMESHed, which ends soon so hurry on over and get them while you can. I also want to mention these prim nails, from Bamboo Nails. I simply love them!  They are the most easy-to-apply-and-adjust system I have come across yet. With the Hud, you can change both size and length, as well as colors , based on which set you have of course.  These nails are definitly worth a try whether you have been avoiding prim nails, or love them.

Catty

One can never have enough poses, and these used here are new from Ovation Poses.   I simply threw them in my main Tillie’s stand, and they are good to go.  Well, that’s it for this time, now back to more shopping and wandering and dancing!  Stay Warm!

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Dress – Ilaya – A Line Vintage Dress – Black/Bianco, by Ilaya Allen
Skin – Adam n Eve – Siobhan – T3 Clover, by Sachi Vixen
Hair – Truth – Tammy – Night, by Truth Hawks
Earrings – Maxi Gossamer – Ethiopian Cross (part of set), by Maxi Gossamer)FaMESHed)
Bracelets – Maxi Gossamer – Damasc Bangles, by Maxi Gossamer (Collabor88)
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Jazzy, by RubyRedRusset
Boots – BAX – Prestige Boots – Black Suede, by Bax Coen
Ring – JCNY – Athena Wedding, by JD Hansen
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – Ovation Poses – Cara, by Halllie Larsson
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

PurpleMoon on Any Day

I’ve a new found love for gowns, and PurpleMoon is on the top of my list of favorite places to find them.  Recently however, PurpleMoon has put out some mesh dresses that I have not been able to resist, so now we can wear PurpleMoon not only on the special Saturday nights out, but on any day of the week!

Thursday

First up, the new Trinity Dress, available in a variety of colors, and very fun to wear with my fave Bax boots. At the writing of this, the dress is available for a special price of 55L so hurry on over and grab them all. Mesh has taken some time for me to adjust to. I’ve found, for me, what works best is to alter my basic shape to fit standard mesh that works for my shape best, then be sure to wear the alpha layer included so bits dont show where they shouldn’t. I often have to drop things here or there, I just make sure to label each shape so I can remember what it is. It’s so fun, once you find a mesh that works and get your shape set, it opens a whole closet of possibilites.

Saturday

Next up, for 60L Weekend sale, I was delighted this morning to see PurpleMoon had yet another new dress out, and I immediately ran over to collect the new Cordelia dress. So fun, I can see a lot of wearability in both dresses. You don’t have long tho to grab them at these prices, be sure to hurry over. Check out the gowns there too if you havent lately, there is much new yumminess, which I’ll be blogging here soon, as I just can’t get enough of that store. Also, I’ve recently become addicted to Maxi Gossamer jewelry, I don’t seem to be able to pass up much of anything she releases any more. This set here, the Tifari, is currently available at the newest Collabor88, so get yourself over there too. Time to get out for more shopping and dancing, see you out there on the grid soon!!! ♥

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Pic 1 :

Dress – PurpleMoon – Trinity Dress – Black/Red, by Poulet Koenkamp
Skin – Belleza – Elle, by Tricky Boucher
Make Up – Mock – Assorted Lips and Shadows, by Mocksoup Graves, Dutch Touch – Yri Lipstick, by Iki Ikarus
Hair – Truth – Rhonda – Night, by Truth Hawks
Necklace – Maxi Gossamer – Marrakech Heart, by Maxi Gossamer
Bracelets – Maxi Gossamer – Ramona 77, by Maxi Gossamer
Earrings – Burrough’s – DDee Hoops, by Antoine Burroughs
Boots – BAX – Prestige Boots – Black Suede, by Bax Coen
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – Ovation Poses – Lisandra, by Halllie Larsson
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

Pic 2:

Dress – PurpleMoon -Cordelia Dress – Grey, by Poulet Koenkamp
Skin – Belleza – Elle, by Tricky Boucher
Make Up – Mock – Assorted Lips and Shadows, by Mocksoup Graves, Dutch Touch – Yri Lipstick, by Iki Ikarus
Hair – DeLa – Amanda – Black 4, by Kuranosuke Kamachi
Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings – Maxi Gossamer – Tarrifa, by Maxi Gossamer (C88 November)
Boots – BAX – Prestige Boots – Black Suede, by Bax Coen
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – Ovation Poses – Lisandra, by Halllie Larsson
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

To Elate, or not To Elate!

The answer…simply is….to Elate!!
I always look forward to Friday in SL, a day a few new sale items appear at different places. Today did not disappoint. Elate delighted me with a new dress, and new earrings! Both which I had to grab up immediately and do a quick (by Catty standards, that means published by Monday) post.

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Mesh clothing is gradually taking hold of me, and this new dress Kellie Iwish has out has been added to my list of must have mesh. It’s cute and fits so well, perfect for fall days. The alpha layer needs a tad of adjusting for my shape, but it does come with 3 options too for that so hopefully you’ll find one that works for your shape. I love the earrings too that Kellie also has out new, I am sure they will be very well worn in the future, I love a big hoop! I threw on a fave pair of boots from Maitreya, also mesh, along with my Go To skin of late, Cassiopea from Glam Affair, and I was set for some shopping and visiting, and even some dancing. That’s all for this quickie..and it’s even done and still Friday!!! Yay me! *waves* See you soon!

Elate Again

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Earrings – Elate – Julie – Silver, by Kellie Iwish (FLF Item – 9/21/12 Hurry)
Dress – Elate – Leah – Blue/Green, by Kellie Iwish (FLF Item – 9/21/12 Hurry)
Skin – Glam Affair – Cassiopea – Jamaica – Tesea D, by Aida Ewing
Hair – Truth – Andrea – Night, by Truth Hawks
Shoes – Maitreya – Radical Boots – Suede Chamoisee, by Onyx Leshelle
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Poses – Diesel Works – Destiny, by Rogan Diesel
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

Catty Does a Post!!!!

Just when you thought it was safe…..

Summer is over, tho it really doesn’t feel like that is possible. My MiniMe has gone back to school, and it’s time to start trying to get things done again at home, and in SL. The summers brought a lot of surprises, from almost losing my only brother, to a week spent at Sturgis during Rally (and another at Lake Superior) and even some new family horses, all of which reminded me just how important it is we make the best of each day we have, and to reach out for that which we love, and to not be so afraid to speak our feelings.

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Vintage Fair has begun while I wasn’t looking, and Reghan of Hatpins has created a pair of earrings I’ve not wanted to take off since she sent them to me. They are so well constructed, perfectly detailed and oh-so-touchable, as always with Hatpins, and go with a multitude of different looks and era styles. Vintage Fair ends soon so if you haven’t been over there, it is a must see, many things there a girl, or guy, with a fashion interest, must have.

Catified

When I initially decided I just had to blog these earrings since I love them so much, I didn’t know what to choose to wear with them as the possibilities are endless, and I just haven’t been out much this summer getting new things. So, I started out naked, when in doubt, skin always works!! But before the camera pulled away from me for a full shot, I’d found myself in a yummy, glittery evening out dress from Kyoot. I love a short little black dress, or red, or pretty much any other color…but I do need to step out of my own box a bit and find more dressy things, any suggestions where I should shop? It’s time for some new adventures and new passions in the worlds I love. See you soon! XOXO

Credits and Other Important Stuff :
Earrings – Hatpins – What Wrought Earrings – Jet (Vintage Fair)
Skin – Glam Affair – Leah – Spring Breeze
Dress – Kyoot – He Loves Me Best
Hair – Truth – Rhonda – Night
Shoes – Maitreya Gold – IXkin – Black
Eyes – Mayfly – Liquid Light Mesh Eye – Molasses
Poses – Diesel Works – Various
Background and Pose Stand – Tillie’s