Sunday, March 24, 2013

Zodiac: Aries

Another round of  Zodiac from Hottie Cooterati is upon us and this month is a personal favorite of mine: Aries.  I am an Aries, and in many ways fit the description of one to a T.  I am  fiery and passionate, at times impulsive, adventurous,  and much to poor Chance's consternation, I can be very stubborn.  As his sign, Taurus the Bull can also be, it can make for some interesting debates.  Though my temper can sometimes be quick, mostly do to that stubbornness and independence, I am also just as quick to laugh and love.  In looking at different sites to describe an Aries like me, I found this one showed both the positive and negative pretty well...  

I am very social, and love to be around people.  I do love that Chance will indulge this in me, and also will keep me grounded in our "home" time so we don't lose touch with each other in  a whirlwind of social events.  

I am very proud to be an Aries, the first sun sign of the Zodiac.  It fits who I am, both my good and my faults.   AND! it gives me a lovely birthday in the spring!  Hurray for April 10th!  Feel free to drop me a hello on that day!  

So this round of Zodiac?  SO many bright wonderful things are available!  My entire outfit can be found there, the shirt is part of the Ariana seperates available from elymode and the pansie jeans are  from ::Somnia:: .  My adorbs accessories?  The bag is from LVLE , the necklace from MG and the earrings from Noodles.  The pose is from Exposeur (yes! Chance DID make the airplane noises the whole time we were doing our photos!) and the swingset (which comes with its own amazing set of animations) is from {what next}. **Disclaimer** Sexy Cajun not available in stores or for Zodiac - he is one of a kind *grins* 

Head on down to see the rest of the amazing line up from the designers for this round! You won't be disappointed!

Til later times

My Other Credits:Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)
Skin: Belleza Elle Deep Tan
Hair: >TRUTH< Crys - espresso
Nails: *Sexy Mama* prim nails

Friday, February 15, 2013

Global Domination: Waiting For You In Paradise

When I saw the Daisha gown from Indyra Originals, the colors just struck me as so tropical.. Put it on in an lagoon and waterfall like setting with the beautiful  Kanpur couch from Trompe Loeil and I couldn't wait for Chance to get here to spend some romantic time with me!  The gown and couch can be claimed at Baggage claim from Global Domination .. 

 What is Global Domination  you ask?  Follow the link and learn about the most epic adventure to hit the grid!  There has been an amazing response, and though the Grand Prizes have already been claimed, there are still tons of amazing prizes that await you at the end!   So grab your passport and start yourself on this trip around the globe, solve the puzzles, get your passport stamped and claim your prizes!  Get to the airport now! Terminal 1 , Terminal 2 ,Terminal 3 )  and Bon Voyage!!
.....  Now.. where is that Cajun?  I have a pitcher of bloody mary's and some tropical breezes to share with him!

Til later times

Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)
Skin: Belleza Elle Deep Tan
*Alice Project* Willow  
Nails: *Sexy Mama* prim nails
Lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/curl/touch me
Shoes: [Gos] Grace Sandal - Mirror
Indyra Originals Mesh: Daisha Gown: Lush Petal-Shimmer  Global Domination Prize
Jewelry:Indyra Originals: Adrift Necklace and Earrings: Rose Global Domination Prize
Pose: aDORKable Poses -Elegant #1mirror 

(this is a correction from the original post.. My apologies to Adorkable!  Though it was not used in this post, the aDORKable Poses - Noh Mai set is the prize for  Global Domination and is shown on my previous post)

Furniture: Trompe Loeil - Kanpur Couch Global Domination Prize

Syrenz Shadowz Half Circle waterfall 
Virtual Environment Reef Lagoon w/house

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Prepare for Departure!

It is time to take a trip around the globe.  Prepare to depart on a grand adventure with Global Domination 2013 - A Hottie Cooteratie Experience  There you will find all the information you need.  Just think of it!
(the following taken from the official blog)

*Are you ready to dominate the globe?  Put your thinking caps on and strap in for an exciting ride around the world! This coming February, The Hottie Cooterati Experience will lead you through a dynamic and interactive mission to conquer others in their quest for gifts and glory.  This assignment won’t be easy or simple, so you’d better come prepared.*

Make no mistake! this is not a hunt, but an adventure!  The game is just beginning today, 2/14/2013 and will run through 2/28/2013.  Simpy put, this is how it works.  You go to one of the kiosks and purchase a passport hud. At that kiosk, you will also receive a free gift for purchasing your passport there! Check here for more passport info!  The passport will lead you on your exciting journey around the globe!  Looking for clues to solve the puzzles and gain your country stamp. Once all are complete, you will be giving a final location for your "baggage claim" and there you will recieve the many prizes from the participating venders, (shown on the main official blog)

Also!  there are three amazing grand prizes for the first ones to finish the game!  

In my photo above, I am wearing the prize dress from Baiastice the necklace from MG and this awesome pose is from aDORKable poses  Full credits after the next photo, which is a close up of the MG necklace.  

Come away with us!  Hurry! Pack your bags, Get to the airport! ( Terminal 1 , Terminal 2 , Terminal 3 ) Have your passport!  And get ready to become part of one of the most epic events to hit the grid!!  Global Domination - it is sure to be an adventure you wont forget!


Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)
Skin: Belleza Elle Deep Tan
Hair: >TRUTH< Guinevere - espresso
Nails: *Sexy Mama* prim nails
Lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/curl/touch me
Shoes: [Gos] Grace Sandal - Red Glitter (group gift -Valentine's Day! TY GOS!)
Dress: Baiastice_Costa Rica dress- Estella  Global Domination Prize
Necklace:MG-Necklace-Jewelled Hand Of Fatima Short Global Domination Prize
Pose: aDORKable Poses - Noh Mai - #5 Global Domination Prize
Backdrop: KaTink  poses and more- Outside the Airport

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Til later times,

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Its the little things

This post is going to be a bit different from others I have done.  Its not a fashion post, or anything really promoting anything, at least not directly.. but a post that I hope will warm your heart as much as it did mine....

Let me tell you a little story.  For weeks now, Chance and I have been battling our respective illnesses.  From hospitalizations, to ER visits...  Days spent bedridden and nights spent crying for our pain..  but still we've managed to keep in touch through our texts, our phones, and the little bit of time we manage to get in our SL home to be together.  Without a doubt, its hard on us.  Not having our time upsets us both, making us grumpy and sad, but its the little moments where the joy and fullness of our love shines through, and helps make the time apart a little easier.   

Thanks to my wonderful cajun, we shared one of those moments a little while ago.  Though we are usually rather private, this is one of those times I wish to share with you all.

Chance's love of any game of chance is no secret and it most definitely applies to the Gacha machines at the Arcade Gacha Event . While he was there, my love found something he knew he had to have.  Not for himself, but to give to me.  Try as he might, after many lindens spent, he left without the item he coveted so greatly. ...  ya know, perhaps this will tell the story a little better than I...

[13:35] Chance Raynier: there is  one item there
[13:35] Chance Raynier: that no matter what
[13:35] Chance Raynier: i had to get
[13:35] Chance Raynier: because if ever there was something perfect made
[13:35] Chance Raynier: it is this item
[13:35] Gabriella Allardyce head tilts.. curious
[13:36] Chance Raynier: unfortunately after dumping several K >.< into it
[13:36] Chance Raynier: I did NOT get it
[13:36] Gabriella Allardyce: oh boy lol
[13:36] Chance Raynier: i didnt want to give up but
[13:36] Gabriella Allardyce: oh no!
[13:36] Chance Raynier: i'd spent so much and was running out of Ls, 
[13:36] Chance Raynier: so i grumpily relented
[13:36] Chance Raynier: but it made my heart very sad
[13:36] Chance Raynier: to the point i cried
[13:36] Chance Raynier: during this same time
[13:36] Chance Raynier: Harlow was trying to get a coveted item too
[13:37] Chance Raynier: a rare cupcake tray
[13:37] Chance Raynier: i had not gotten the tray and really didnt want it but i went over and said hell i'll try a few time
[13:37] Chance Raynier: put a coin in the slot
[13:37] Chance Raynier: and got the rare teacup cupcake cup
[13:37] Chance Raynier: tried then a 2nd time and got the rare
[13:37] Chance Raynier: so i sent them to her and she said it made her night and she was so happy because she tried ALOT and no one else had an extra
[13:38] Chance Raynier: i logged off went to bed
[13:38] Chance Raynier: in the morning i had a message
[13:38] Chance Raynier: with lots of hearts
[13:38] Gabriella Allardyce: listening quietly
[13:38] Chance Raynier: so I cannot claim to have WON you this prize
[13:38] Chance Raynier: but my want of it, and our loving friend achieved the goal
[13:38] Chance Raynier: and so i present you with, the coveted item that was finally achieved with love, for you, with a helping hand
[13:39]  Chance Raynier has given you this object:
A.D.D.Andel! Seasons Snowglobe-Rainbow Sunshine RARE 
Do you want to keep it? "Mute" will block all future offers or messages from Chance Raynier.
[13:39] Chance Raynier: Please rez it on a table
[13:40] Chance Raynier: If I could could capture a rainbow to give it to you. I would.
[13:40] Chance Raynier: So when I saw this item in that machine, I nearly had a drama queen breakdown of emotions, for it was so the epitome of what I'd give you if possible.
[13:40] Gabriella Allardyce: omg
[13:40] Chance Raynier: For you are my rainbow mon amour. And that is how you make my world look.

This is just the kind of moment that makes my heart burst with such love and joy and know that even when we are apart, Chance's mind is on me, as mine is on him.  Its the little things..  Like this.   The moments that take your breath away.

Merci, mon amour.. Je t'aime toujour....With everything I am. If I am your rainbow, you are my pot of gold, my treasure, at the end of it.  And I am so lucky to have found out what was at the end of the rainbow.

Til later times,

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Its all about the head...

So many posts I've seen lately seem to be about this new mesh head.  Truthfully?  I haven't even looked at it yet *grins*  but I'm sure curiosity will get the better of me and I will eventually...   
Today, however, I am going to talk about two fundraisers coming up that literally, are all about the head.  Each of these women has their own special story.  Each shows an incredible amount of strength.  And each one needs our help.
Please be sure to read on about both events.
This first one, Unhinged, is for a lady that I unfortunately do not have the privilege of knowing personally, but as a person who suffers from multiple illnesses myself, her story hit home for me.  The long and short of it (you can read the full story here: Unhinged SL ) is that this lovely woman, Eku Zhong is in need of a bone replacement in her skull which had weakened due to her multiple illnesses, surgery and treatment of bone cancer.  In order to do it, she is also in need of a prosthesis.  This is most certainly a matter of life and death.. As explained on the blog: 
"The area where her zygotic arch meets the temporal bone is severely compromised. Literally there is a risk that her zygotic arch could lift off the temporal arch and push the temporal bone into her brain. Actions as simple as chewing hard food or yawning the wrong way could cause this. There is hope. Another surgery could correct this issue, but it requires the purchase of a prosthesis to replace the damaged bone."

From Nov 15 to Dec 15 there will be a fun filled Gacha Skull Festival going on with 75% of the profits going to this lovely lady. Not only will there be the Gacha's which we all love, but tons of events and entertainment..  Be sure to head out and lend your support and have a great time in the process!

This next event, coming Dec 15 through 31 is for another wonderful lady that I do know personally.  Though we have only been friends a short time, I had been shopping in her store long before I ever met its lovely creator.  Sway Dench is a wonderfully talented designer, making amazing household items and whimsical trinkets and knick knacks that go into making our SL houses homes.  But above and beyond that, Sway is a genuinely NICE person.  Sweet and kind, with a great sense of humor as well she is definitely someone I am proud to call friend.  I know she is adored by many and that is very evident in this event that is being planned.   Our dear friend is going to have to have surgery in 6-8 weeks on her brain.  A benign tumor was found that must be removed and she will be out of commission for up to 6 months and with that will lose her only source of income, from her store in SL.  We, her friends, want to help make that time less worrisome for her.  Her concentration should be upon healing herself, not worry about where money comes for food and other necessities and this is where we can help.   You can read more about it at Together for Sway and also see a list of designers already working on this project..  Again, its all about the head, and making Sway's recovery that much easier  (she certainly wont need an added HEADache right?)

I will say, these are the kinds of things that happen that warm my heart, the community coming together to help those truly in need... whether they want us to or not! =P

Last but certainly not least, lets take a trip in our heads!!
This next event from The Ego Co. is sure to be a blast and a way for many of us to go 
(link to blog) Around the World , even if only in our minds =)  Be sure to check out the blog for a list of designers for this event that starts Nov 15th and runs through Nov 29th.  I can't wait!   Chance might not realize he is taking me on a vacation, but you can be sure you will see more posts and photos from us as we enjoy our trip around the world!
Til later times