It’s Time To Decorate

H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y S ~ Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a great day.  Mine is coming to a close as I am writing this blog.  But I reallly wanted to blog this dress.  I think Just Because has been hitting it hard with the dresses lately, and this one just totally captured my eyes.  This is a perfect holiday dress and you can get it from FaMESHed right now! There are so many colors, and they are all amazing, but I have to admit the red really caught my eye.  Here is the funny thing, I normally am not a red kinda girl, even on the holidays would pick a green over the red.  So you have to know how amazing this dress color with texture is for me to wear it ♥ I cannot get over it.  And and and … MY NECKLACE! This is a new thing too I never knew that Just Because made accessories.  But this you can get from Pay It Forward, and its TRANS! This makes for the most perfect gift ever.  So people go get your girls this gorgeous thing.  Its completely customizable with the colors, and I adore the fit with this.  I had no issues to adjust just slightly to make my fat neck fit into this ♥

If you are curious about my background, just head over to Cosmopolitan and you can find this beauty in four gorgeous colors.  I really liked the blue because I felt this could be more usable after the holidays.  But the pieces of this background are completely brilliant in the fact that it gives your pictures a bit of oomph and a quick and easy way to take a snap shot.  So make sure that you go check out the event there are other cute items there as well ♥

Ok, I am going to end this post here, you can find all the informations below.  Again, Happy Holidays and have fun shopping! 

Credits:
Necklace:  *Just BECAUSE* Abby Necklace by Annie Melson @ Pay It Forward
Dress:  JustBECAUSE Wendy Dress by Annie Melson @ FaMESHed
Hand Toy:  :::ChicChica::: Xmas Ornament GIFT by Lilo Denimore
Hair:  DOUX – Gloria Hairstyle by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)

Head: CATWA HEAD Lilly v3.1 by Catwa Clip @ Main Store
Skin:  *League* Sadie – Catwa Applier – Pale by Nena Janus MAIN STORE
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle

Paparazzi – BACKDROP – Festive Fun – BLUE

Tropical Afternoon Treats

Some of my favorite everyday fruits are peaches and strawberries, but in this summer heat, I treated myself to some more tropical fruits to cool off under the shade of trees by the stream – some juicy watermelon, succulent pineapple, and heavenly sweet mangosteen. With mangosteen, mainly native to Southeast Asian, is a bit more rare to find. Luckily I do not have to travel far as Vivian Omizu, creator of Pillows, brought a great collection of mouth-watering fruits, including a basket of mangosteen, into SL for us.

This batch of sweet and tangy mangosteen brings me back to childhood. Growing up in an Asian household, eating fruit was mainly a family event/dessert. Mangos, lychee, longyan were common to snack on, but mangosteen was not common at all for my family. But when we were able to find some ripe assortments from a local vendor, we were in heaven. As simple as something like eating fruit together as a family, though it might seem so uneventful, these times were happy times. Sweetness to satiate the sweet tooth in me, surrounded by the love of family, taking the time to relax and enjoy the intriguing way food is integrated in our culture.

These were happy moments, and now, I reflect upon this as I munch on my mangosteen in serene solitude with the sound of the ocean waves splashing upon the shore nearby, and soothed by the gentle lullaby of the running stream near my cabin on the island. Funny how something as simple as eating some fruit can bring back such potent memories of love and belonging.

Tropical Afternoon Treat | Mine & Yours

Credits:

[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Mango Steen (modified) by Vivian Omizu from the Beach Picnic Gacha set @ SaNaRae
[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Water Melon by Vivian Omizu from the Beach Picnic Gacha set @ SaNaRae
[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Pineapple by Vivian Omizu from the Beach Picnic Gacha set @ SaNaRae
:::ChicChica::: Watermelonmania #13 RARE by Lilo Denimore from the Watermelonmania Gacha set @ The Gacha Garden

I held my treasured batch of mangosteens in .random.Matter. – Around The World – Bucket Hat [Tropic] by Nikohl Hax from the Around The World Gacha set.