Make For the Seaside

Flow has a new surfboard out – the Minimal Funboard, featuring V-Surf scripts and Bento animations. There are five different sizes for each board and includes a decor and an underarm pose version. There’s also options to apply wax on the surfboard as well for added visual effect.

Flow Minimal Funboard Surfboard | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Surfboard: flow V-Surf Minimal – Funboard by Alan Brady (Brady McKeenan) @Dubai Event
Boardshorts: flow . Motion Stripe Boardshorts by Alan Brady (Brady McKeenan) @Mainstore

The Beginning of a New Office

I AM SOOO EXCITED! There is one thing I love in the RL as much as I love in the SL and that is OFFICE STUFF! This goes for supplies and decorations.  I love going to craft stores and buying all the things to make fun items.  I love going to office supply stores and buying all the pens and papers … omgosh I want to go shopping just because of that.  I am lucky to have a designated space where I can place all the things that I buy.  I am very happy to announce that Epiphany is opened! I got all the good things there to start decorating my office.  All the supplies one would need.  Even better I had recently purchased some other goodies from What Next that pertain to blogging and I love it.  Being a blogger I want all the things that are blog worthy ♥

I am going to leave my blog simple as there isn’t much to really speak of.  I have all the items listed below.  One more thing, if you shop at Epiphany some of the booths are set up to purchase a full pack.  Sooo if you are like me and do not feel like playing the machines and just want to get to the point, that option is there for you! I love it.  OK anyways, check out the info below.  Go shopping and have fun ♥

ARISKEA by Aris (diaxm) @ Epiphany

Ariskea[Yes!Happiness] Mood Inspirations Board RARE
Ariskea[Yes!Happiness] Cute table Frames
Ariskea[Yes!Happiness] Mint Vase & Peonies
Ariskea[Yes!Happiness] Cabinet Storage
Ariskea[Yes!Happiness] Pink Lamp
Ariskea[Yes!Happiness] First Coffee Cup
Ariskea[Yes!Happiness] Computer Screen and Keyboard
Ariskea[Yes!Happiness] My Little PLanner
Ariskea[Yes!Happiness] Office Chair & Pillow
Ariskea[Yes!Happiness] Journal of Flowers
Ariskea[Yes!Happiness] Storage Boxes

Vespertine by amelie knelstrom @ Epiphany

{vespertine} – chevron copper trash bin 8
{vespertine} – supplies 1
{vespertine} – artsy moodboard 10
{vespertine} – stationery tray 2 RARE
{vespertine} – magazines folder 7
{vespertine} – messy planner 5

Reign by KENADEE REIGN (kenadeecole) @ Epiphany

REIGN.- PRINTER CART (TOUCH TO CHANGE) #6
REIGN.- PLANNER DECO CART (ARIS)- RARE 1

What Next by Winter Thorn

{what next} Bronte Print #1
{what next} Bronte Print #2
{what next} Blogger’s Book & Pen Decor
{what next} Bloggers Memo Board
{what next} Blog Desk Print
{what next} Madeleine Mannequin

Dust Bunny by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)

dust bunny . potted rubber tree
dust bunny . pilea peper plant

Commoner by Emery Milneaux

[Commoner] Star of Fame / Best Blogger
[Commoner] Star of Fame / Best Photographer

Fancy Decor by Jake Vordun

03 Fancy Decor: Dover Desk
12 Fancy Decor: Dover Rug

MadPea – The Tower

MadPea creates fun puzzle adventure games for those ready for a challenge. The Tower, an escape room puzzle game experience, debuted back in March of last year. It is unknown how much longer this game experience will remain as MadPea likes to rotate out old games for their newer games – so if you haven’t played, go play it before it is gone!

MadPea - The Tower Entrance | Mine & Yours

In The Tower, you’ll find yourself with absolutely no memory. How did you get here? Why are you even here? Who are you even? Perhaps you’ll find the answer once you escape this place by solving a series of challenging puzzles. Have you uncovered the truth and escaped The Tower yet?

Rise to the challenge here!

MadPea - The Tower Cafe | Mine & Yours

To play, you’ll need to purchase the Game HUD for 1000L. This will not only include the essential Tower Game HUD to allow you to advance through levels, but will provide you with an exclusive outfit and themed prizes upon completion.

MadPea - The Tower Lab | Mine & Yours

A few tips:
– Have your sounds on
– Purchase Earpiece Game Enhancing Add-On. This earpiece will offer you some helpful hints and also offers additional voice dialogue that gives a much better immersive experience. Plus I am biased because the voice-over is done by my talented friend, Kilolo Jenkins.
– If you get stuck on a level and have no idea how to get passed it, you can purchase Tower Access Cards which will allow you to bypass the puzzle and advance to the next level. Also note that the MadPea group is full of helpful Peas who may be willing to help out.

For more detailed information about The Tower game experience, click here.

MadPea - The Tower Door | Mine & Yours

We’re having Karaoke tonight ..

Do you have a go to Karaoke song?  I am not sure if I have a song that I would sing if I was up on stage. Actually I don’t think I would be on the stage to begin with.  Total CHICKEN here … bawk bawk.  But I will say that in my brain I have so many songs that I know all the words too.  Do you ever find it funny that some days you cannot remember a single thing that is going on in your life or what you did the day before, but you can remember every word to any song that you love?  It comes naturally as if you could never forget it.

Foxcity has placed out at the Epiphany a Gacha set.  BUT for us people that are a little over of all the gacha playing and not really getting all the pieces, its nice to have the option to just purchase it right out.  I like having everything.  I admit I do not have the linden to play hardcore to win all the items that I want.  So for me that option to just purchase it is great.  BUT besides that, this set is amazing! I mean the attention to detail is amazing, from the lighting right down to the microphone.  There are poses in the couch, tables, and microphones there are lots of way to have fun in this room.  So many family and friend get together, parties and just all round things to just do.   I am excited to try and do something more than a single night alone of singing.  Even if Caleb is off the camera listening to my horrid singing.  Ok well maybe he likes my singing a little … maybe …

Either way its time to head over to the Epiphany and grab this set.  Whether playing the machines or buying it right out, there is an option for everyone.  So we are all happy! Besides you should be singing.  Get your hands on this set and get singing!!

PS. Foxcity has pushed back the date for the contest that is happening.  If you use this set and are a blogger, you have a chance to win a spot on the team.  Use the tag #foxcitychallenge and then add to the group.  You have until Aug 5th.  Only your first picture counts no matter how many you send in so make sure your first picture is the best is going in the group! ♥

FOXCITY. Karaoke Gacha – Karaoke Lounge Full Prearranged! 83Li by Satomi Masukami
Items are able to be purchased in the full set, or in the gacha machine ♥

I Like It

I seem to go through phases where I become obsessed with a specific song. First it was Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande. Then it was Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello. And now it is I Like It by Cardi B & J Balvin. So this picture, obviously, is a tribute to my latest obsession.

Culprit released these really sweet rideable rezzer bikes for Fameshed Go. There are two kinds: Surf scooter and Sphynxie scooter. You know which one I immediately went for 😉 The surf one – of course! With my love for the waters, this was a no brainer and was my ride to the beach for an afternoon dip. Each of the bikes include a rezzer as well as a decor version of the bike. For the surf bike, you can choose from three different themed colors: Aloha, Flower, and Surf.

While at the beach, I snorkeled for a bit, sporting my new swim trunks from Tori Torricelli. The fatpack has a lot of nice solids and patterns to choose from with customizable trim and tie colors. Compatible with Signature Gianni, Signature Geralt, Belleza Jake, Slink Male & Aesthetic Enzo. Then quenched my thirst with a nice cool bottle of beer thanks to ChicChica’s newest release which includes the beer carrier (bento hold animation or decor options) as well the beer bottle (bento hold animation or decor options).

Side note for those who actually enjoy water sports in SL, this Snorkel/Dive mask from Splash Rapids is really nice. They have wear and take off animations for the snorkel/dive masks that will pull the mask from the top of your head down to your face when you are ready to dive or peel the mask from your face to pull back up to the top of your head when you are done diving. If may not be the perfect fit, but there are four sizes of the mask to choose from. In addition, there are a plethora of colors to select for your mask.

I Like It | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Supa-fly scooter: Culprit ModSquad Scooter Surf by eku Zhong @Mainstore for Fameshed Go
Obligatory alcohol: :::ChicChica::: TakeAway by Lilo Denimore @Equal10
Smexy trunks: .: TORI TORRICELLI :. Hamptons [ F A T P A C K ] by Tori Torricelli @TMD
Snorkel gear: Splash Rapids – SR Pro 11 Goggles Male by PepperandSault Resident @Mainstore

 

I’m Still Here

爺爺, I’m home. Work was really busy today so I didn’t get to come back home until this late in the evening. I brought you some of your favorite snacks tonight. Picked up some mangosteen at a fruit cart nearby and made you some green tea. No cigarettes this time – I know you love them. 奶奶 mentioned you the other day while we were talking about faith and fate. She misses you – a lot. My dad too, I bet, but he and I don’t really talk much. You know how it is. Sometimes I wonder if you’re really here or not still. 奶奶 says your energy still is, it is what keeps her strong even at her age. It’s been twenty years though……. are you still here?

I’m still here…

I'm Still Here | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Featured: DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine set by KidDreamz Resident @The Epiphany

1. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Buddha Scroll 1
2. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Buddha Scroll 2
3. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Buddha Scroll 3
4. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – White Candle
5. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Water Cup
6. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Incense Burner
7. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Red Candle
8. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Singing Bowl
9. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Mini Tea Cups
10. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Fruit Offering
11. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Altar Stand (Add On)
RARE. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Altar 1

Ancestor Tablet: [Soul Mates] Rakuten (modded) by Hyoutarou Resident

House: ~Isil~ [Niwa] Tea house RARE by Isilmeriel Resident

Offering:
[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Mango Steen by Vivian Omizu
[[RH]] Japanese ice Green tea by Ryo Ixxel

19 [[RH]] ZABUTON D (sit) by Ryo Ixxel
19. [[RH]] Goza -Kingyo- (Mat gold fish) by Ryo Ixxel

Decor:
1. DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony – Hanging Scroll by KidDreamz Resident
20, [[RH]] -IZAYOI- KASATATE (umbrella holder) by Ryo Ixxel
8. DYNASTY – Calligraphy Corner – Rolled Scrolls by KidDreamz Resident
18, [[RH]] -IZAYOI- GETABAKO (shoe rack) by Ryo Ixxel
DYNASTY – Wooden Print – Dark Brown by KidDreamz Resident
5. DYNASTY – Shanghai Escape – Porcelin Vase by KidDreamz Resident
The Loft & ARIA – Abalone Vases With Peacock Feathers (modded) by Colleen Desmoulins & Yelo Uriza

2. DYNASTY – Shanghai Escape – Vintage Poster 2 by KidDreamz Resident
2. DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Room Divider by KidDreamz Resident
DYNASTY – Aged Mahjong Set – Red by KidDreamz Resident
DYNASTY – Garden Stools – Green by KidDreamz Resident
8. DYNASTY – Shanghai Escape – Trunk (Blanket) by KidDreamz Resident
14 [[RH]] Cat (Gray) Mam by Ryo Ixxel

On Ghost Grandfather:
:::Breath:::my Military costume(khaki) by AlfredJames Resident

On Caleb:
AMI:HAI / Midsummer Memories GACHA / S / 11 by qo0op Resident and woomi Latte

Pool Side Fun

Hello my beautiful readers! Its sooo hot in the America right now, that I felt it would be good to do a pool outside post! Having a little BBQ and some good treats that would be refreshing would be nice.  So instead of jumping into my fashion first, I am going to talk about the surrounding items.  At UBER you can pick up the new BBQ from Moss and Mink, while I am using the decor version of this grill, it does have a usable one.  IT COOKS FOOD! Its a fun little grill and took me a moment to really figure it out, only because I don’t read directions at all.  I swear I feel like I know it all … and I do sometimes … yea.  But anyways it cooks such cute little BBQ foods that this was perfect for our pool side.

At the main store of DustBunny you can find the snow cone machine and cute little snow cone sets! I really love the berries that are decorating the cones and the stand.  Its a refreshing cooling ice that will definitely take the heat out of ya and leave a nice cooling sensation.  There are three colors in the package that you can pick for your cone machine, and there are two different fruits for your cones that give that fresh vibe and I really am loving it.  Healthy!  I paired this with a few items I already had from Dustbunny, like the heart table and the unicorn planter Just to add a little decoration around the items.  Very cute.   Another refreshing items are the watermelons and the blackberry drinks.  I always felt like if you were to go swimming you should have fruits and other items that would help hydrate you because the chlorine will suck it out the moisture in your body, so remember if you are out and swimming in the heat to keep hydrated.

Okay so my fashion! So my downfall in life is my LAQ heads, because I am in love with their heads, I buy all of them as they come out, but I always wanted the Nyx head and I never gotten it. Now I have it and I am wearing it.  What I really enjoy about LAQ is that you can mix and match the heads with her skins and know that you are getting a really cute look.  For example I am wearing the Nyx head which is an older Bento head that has been updated and paired it with the new Cherry Skin that has come out and is at Collabor88.  As you can see it matches like they were made for each other.  I am finding that mixing and matching heads and the skins are so much fun and I think you are looking at getting LAQ for your new heads to check out the mix and match!

The last thing I wanna talk about and show off is the Bikini I purchased its by Cynful and its amazing! When I seen it in the picture I didn’t realize that the sequins were all single placed or however it was made.  But its not painted on as a look.  Its upraised which is something I really like about this.  Its actually really realistic and shimmers in the light I really do like it.  I was in love with the blue when I laid my eyes on it.  There are so many colors to choose from and each of them are shiny and beautiful! So pick all the colors in my opinion.

So that is all for noow, check out the details below have fun shopping because yea, its shopping and its fun.  ♥

Clothing:
[Cynful] Loquita’s Sequin Bikini – by Cynthia Ultsch @ FaMESHed

Body:
Head: LAQ Bento – Nyx 3.05 by Mallory Cowen 
Skin:  LAQ ~ Cherry skin appliers [All tones] Collabor88
Lashes: LAQ ~ Came with head
Shape: LAQ Bento Shape – Nyx – Livvy <– Edited the body not the head
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: Izzie’s – Whiskey Eyes blue orange by Izzie Button
Hair: Lamb. Honey by Lamb Bellic

Pose:
FOXCITY. Pool Bunny V2-3 by Satomi Masukami 

Accessories:
O.M.E.N – Watermelon Slices – by Damien (damascusvera)
220ML – Coconut Rosewater Blackberry by Jonas Acanthus
dust bunny . unicorn planter by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
dust bunny . heart shaped side table by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
dust bunny . snowcones blueberry by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
dust bunny . shaved ice machine . blue by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)
{moss&mink} Summer BBQ (Deco only) by Cielo Capalini @ UBER

Meet Cherry

HELLO MY READERS!!! Today I got something fun for you! Collabor88 has opened and there are some very amazing things there ♥ I am sporting the new LAQ head, with GUM attachment.  Lets meet Cherry.  She is a younger looking face, I would say the early 20’s and I adore how she is.  You get a head, a shape, and other accessories that you need to make a complete look.  I am wearing her au natural which is actually really adorable looking.  You have the option to get the gum attachment where you motioncap chew gum and blow bubbles (seen in the clip below).  There is a HUD to get the color of gum choices you might like.  I chose the slightly darker pink color.  Since this is at the event of Collabor88 the head is a discounted price.  The skin is also at the discounted price … and if you need a HUD you can purchase it at the main store.  IF YOU HAVE THE HUD do not purchase another one, as you only need one HUD for all your heads!!

While at the Collabor88 you can get the amazing top set that I found by Tee*fy.  I am in love with the looks of this set.  They are sold separately.  So you have many options to play with in your color choices.  Or you can get the fatpack and mix and match to your hearts content.  Believe me there are many many many choices, it was so hard to pick one that I loved the most.  But I really love the prints versus the solid in the over top and the solids for the under shirt.  Its a bit showy but hey its summer, its hot and we need the clothings that allow us to breathe! I will grabbing for this top when I want to be summery casual on the beach kinda outfits.  I really like this!

Finally head on over to Foxcity and join the group.  There are SO many gifts that you can grab.  Now I am sure you all notice that I blog the Foxcity poses the most.  I purchase them because frankly I really like how easy they are fitting to my body and style.  Its a quick no edit to fit the pose to my body shape.  Which I can appreciate.  I think if you are searching for good poses that are fluid you need to check out Foxcity and test out the Demo’s.  I mixed a pose set I got at Saturday sale and one of her gorgeous group gifts to make up my background.

Welp, that is all I have to report on for now.  Head on over to the mentioned stores and events, see the things you like and make your style.  Have fun with it ♥

Clothing:
Tee*fy Shea Cover-Up – Summer – by azure.electricteeth @ Collabor88
Tee*fy Esme Top – Pearl –by azure.electricteeth @ Collabor88
Blueberry – Rie – Torn Jeans – CutieBootie – by Blueberryxx

Accessories:
LAQ ~ Real Bubblegum by Mallory Cowen @ Collabor88

Body:
Head: LAQ Bento – Cherry 3.05 by Mallory Cowen @ Collabor88
Skin:  LAQ ~ Cherry skin appliers [All tones] @ Collabor88
Lashes: LAQ ~ Came with head
Shape: LAQ Bento Shape – Cherry – Livvy <– Edited the body not the head
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: Izzie’s – Tokyo Eyes glass by Izzie Button
Hair: Navy+Copper – Fondue by Gia Pawpad @ Rewind

Photo background and Pose:
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – The Grid – Pinks  by Satomi Masukami @ Mainstore Group Gift
FOXCITY. Hella Cute -5 @ Mainstore 

XX/XY

Mind Carlberg has put on another fantastic exhibit where the vision is to showcase each individual’s way of looking/feeling masculine for the ladies and feminine for the gentlemen. This one got me really thinking about the two words though.

I found myself battling on the social construction what it really means to be feminine these days. Though the definition of feminine is having qualities traditionally ascribed to women, the typical woman nowadays has really changed. Where women were once usually described as submissive and quiet, women now are holding power as leading CEOs and active social reformists. Where women were once seen as weak and incapable of doing tasks men do, and have been subject to oppression, mental and physical abuse – yet they survive and become stronger.

I know more Superwomen than I know Supermen. When I hear the word feminine now, I have to think… what does that even mean? Does it describe the single mother who is single-handedly providing a life and future for her young children while taking on two and sometimes three jobs just to support them? Does it describe the soldier who happens to be female while she is out years at a time defending her country along side her troop? Does it describe the master surgeon who spent decades learning and preparing for her time to save hundreds of lives or the farmer who spends long days in the field feeding the nation?

What about masculinity? What really does it mean to be a man? When described as masculine, is the person exuding strength and tough qualities? If that is the case, then why aren’t pregnant women describe as masculine since they are the ones who not only carry a child in their bodies for months, but will eventually be splitting their bodies open to birth a child in the end. Maybe it is the way men carry themselves with confidence and dominance that make them masculine. However, I have also come to believe that too much confidence then becomes cocky and too much dominance becomes overbearing and abusive. Does that mean too much masculinity really means it is bad? What about too much femininity? What would that mean?

All I know is women have it tough yet they are crushin’ it every day. They are fearless fighters and strong survivors. Leaders as well as partners. Mothers and the fierce protectors of their loved ones. So what does being feminine really mean now? To me, it is a word that is void of any particular meaning other than the simple biological distinction of the x and y chromosome.

XX/XY | Mine & Yours

View or participate in Mind’s latest exhibit at The Buried Man gallery.

Happy Fourth!

I hope everyone (not just Americans!) are having a good fourth <3 I mostly already celebrated my fourth with friends last weekend with a good ol’ fashioned bbq cookout. Can’t have a Fourth of July without grilling some homemade burgers and tequila lime chicken! Definitely be safe out there and have fun! From us to you, happy Fourth!

Fourth of July 2018 | Mine & Yours

Just a head’s up – MadPea is having a 50% discount on select items (excluding gachas) from July 1st to July 5th so check the store out to see if there’s a good deal waiting for you!

MadPea Balloon Arch – Red, White & Blue by MadPea -new release- @Mainstore
:CP: Duncan American Flag by Isla Gealach

MadPea Firestick by MadPea (December 2017 group gift)
MadPea 4th of July Hat by MadPea -free- @Mainstore
AF American Flag (modded) by warehousefifteendesigns Resident

On Caleb:

Tank: Sig [Gild] Asymmetry-tank by Garrete Moonkill @The Signature Event
Shorts: DUFAUX – signature – jogger shorts by Luca1984 Resident