15 Years

15th Rezday

I have been a resident of Second Life for 15 years as of October 23, 2018. Pretty much rezzed in world every day of those 15 years. Of course, there are days when I haven’t. We all get burned out. But I have never been away for too long. Friendships have come and faded. Never gone.

My Second Life career started right away making jewelry. Caroline’s Jewelry closed early 2014, I believe. Fortunately, a few designers then let me have fun and blog for them. My true love of late has been the incredible food creations. I tend to shop Dust Bunny and Apple Fall when looking for food. Not too real, but not fake looking edibles. I like pairing them up with a recipe to try. So this is what I enjoy to do for now.

I am wearing Truth Hair – Oksana, my outfit is Zenith at Collabor88, Cae – Trinket Necklace, and the pose is An Lar Poses – Queenie. Most of the food on the table is Apple Fall – Autumn Treats. I tried to include my favorite designers in the picture, but I LOVE so many!! So you will find Dust Bunny, What Next, Tres Blah, and Half-Deer.

Onto dessert!! This cake was made for Second Life’s 15th Birthday! The recipe that I have paired with this is Spiced Peaches and Cream Cake. After following the recipe you can decorate the cake with blueberries for added color.

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups cake flour
1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves
¾ tsp salt
2⅔ sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
cups sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
3 tsp vanilla extract
cups + 2 tbsp whole milk
3-4 ripe peaches, sliced
3 cups heavy whipping cream
For the Whipped Cream
6 tbsp sugar
tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
honey
Recipe for the Cake
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line three 8″ or 9″ round cake pans.
Whisk both flours, baking soda, spices and salt together. Set aside.
Beat with mixer the butter, sugar, and vanilla for about 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
One at a time, beat in eggs.
Using low speed, beat in flour mixture made above in 3 parts. Alternating with milk. in 2 parts. Beat for one minute or until batter is well combined and smooth.
Pour batter evenly into cake pans.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clan.
Remove cakes and place on wire rack to cool for 15 minutes.
Trim cakes flat.
Recipe for Whipped Cream Frosting
Freeze mixing bowl and whisk for 10-20 minutes.
Add heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt into mixing bowl and whisk for 2-3 minutes on high. Stiff peaks should form.
Assembling the Cake

Spread whipped cream frosting onto trimmed cake layer. Add fresh peach slices. Repeat. The final layer will go on bottom side up. Drizzle honey on top.

For the complete recipe and lovely pictures go to Oh She Swooned.
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S’mores for me!

S'mores table

I missed a month or two due to being busy with life. We have all been there. I have seen some great looking food that I wanted to blog, and I could still. Today we are making s’mores because What Next has their s’mores set on sale for half off. And the fact that I could not get into The Arcade to blog some Halloween delights.

Back to the topic, S’mores. Where does the word come from? It is just what you think. S’mores is a contraction of the phrase “some more.” I have put together a little s’mores table with graham crackers, milk chocolate, and marshmallows. These are some of the easiest and most fun treats to make.

The cooler weather is perfect for bon fires and s’mores. Here is how we made ours.  Place some of the chocolate bar pieces onto a graham cracker and set to the side. Then put a marshmallow on the end of a stick and hold that over the fire. Cook it as light or dark as you like. I prefer mine burnt.  Top with another graham cracker and enjoy!

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Back from Vacation. Back to Work.

Sea Day

At the end of March my computer crashed while I was in SecondLife. It would not load it again. I could barely load the computer to view the internet. It has been a  month that I was away. I had to buy a  new system. The time away was actually enjoyable. There was time to take care of things that had been neglected. I do think I will still blog occasionally, because I enjoy it. That being said, I will understand if I am removed from any blogger lists.

Sea Day Closeup

Here is a vacation look at the location Les Reves Perdus. I found it viewing photos on Flickr. I am wearing Blueberry’s new bikini set. I love the option to change the bikini color and straps separately. My sunglasses are from Cae and come with materials or regular. There are several colors for the frames. The earrings are part of a gorgeous set. The fun hairstyle was done by Exile. It is so fitting for a windblown look on the sea.

an lar [poses] The Queenie Series @ Sanarae
Glam Affair – Bobbi – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America @ Kustom9
Glam Affair Cosmetics – Bobbi Lipstick – SET 10 @ Kustom9
Blueberry – Bella Bikini – Bottom – Maitreya
Blueberry – Bella Bikini – Top – Maitreya
Blueberry – Bella Skirts – Maitreya
Cae :: Presley :: Earrings
Cae :: Zora :: Sunglasses
Exile:: Life In Plastic @ Collabor88
Ingenue :: Lea Flats (Maitreya) :: Duck Egg
CATWA HEAD Lilly v3.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Waiting on the Planner

Waiting for a Planner

Day one. I’m waiting on the planner that is incredibly late. Today she is supposed to show me the ideas that she has come up with. I am excited to hear her thoughts. The weather is really nice today. I dressed comfortably, so the wait is not too unbearable.

My chokers are part of a set of 4 necklaces from Cae. You can wear the long necklaces separate from the chokers. Cae also made 6 pairs of glasses/sunglasses for the Clique event. The frames are color change by hud.

Oh, the planner is here. I have to run! I’ll show you more pics later!

an lar [poses] Simpli Series V
#Foxy – Lamb. (Unrigged) @ N21
Veechi – Juicy Lip Tint [Catwa] @ N21
Glam Affair – Lidia – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America @ K9
Cae :: Presley :: Necklace (Chokers)  @ Uber
Cae :: Zora :: Sunglasses @ Clique
.miss chelsea. Eevi Romper Maitreya Colour Pack 2 @ N21
{le fil casse} Rinoa Geta Heels Maitreya @ N21
Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Yonder Eyes Fantasy
CATWA Lilly
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body

Goodnight Moonlight

Goodnight Moonlight

The moonlight is so bright tonight that I cannot stop looking at it. We have a love hate relationship. I need to get my beauty sleep, and the moon is keeping me awake. People seem to behave strangely when the moon is full. I wonder if that is where they came up with the name lunatic.

Cae Bunny

I’m wearing:

an lar [poses]  The Nubia Series @ We Heart Roleplay

Exile:: For the First Time @ Trunk Show
Glam Affair – Wendy – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America @ C88
Blueberry – Frappe – Bodysuits Tucked In – Maitreya
Blueberry – Frappe – Denim Shorts – Maitreya
Cae :: Bunny :: Collection @ TCF
Ingenue :: Lea Flats (Maitreya) :: Creme @ C88
CATWA Lilly Mesh Head
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body

Location: Luane’s World

Makeup Day

Makeup Day

Today I decided to play around with my makeup. First, I put on the Glam Affair Ilary Lelutka applier. I loved the eyeshadows and lipsticks that it came with. But, I was wanting to experiment with broadening my choices. I used Alaska Metro lipstick instead of the ones that came with the GA skin. This Alchemy set has a little bit of gold hue to it. I felt like the eyeshadow needed a bit more, so I added Veechi Matte Winged Eyeliner. I had to use the tattoo layer for this since I already had eyeshadow on. I think the whole look is beautiful!

I got my hairstyle from Truth VIP group. This month is Carla. It comes with a style hud. I am so glad these are a thing now. My jewelry is from the lovely Cae. Each necklace has it’s own choices of metals, and of course the stones are changeable.

an lar [poses] The Violet Series @ TLC
TRUTH VIP February – Carla
alaskametro “Alchemy” lipstick 02 – Omega HUD
Veechi – Matte Winged Eyeliner [Logo/Omega]
Glam Affair – Ilary ( LeLutka Applier ) America (skin and eyeshadow) @ UBER
Cae :: Piper :: Collection @ FaMESHed
LOTUS. Blossom Eyes 07 (LeLutka) @ TCF
Lelutka Simone Mesh Head
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body

Beach Babe

Beach Babe

an lar [poses] The Juliet Series

{Limerence} Kimberly hair @ N21
-SU!- Xanthe Lip Gloss +CATWA APPLIER+ @ N21
Veechi – Starry Night Shadow @ N21
Glam Affair – Georgie – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America @ C88
.miss chelsea. Kaia Jumpsuit Maitreya Colour Pack 1
Cae :: Fabulous :: Necklace @ Cosmopolitan
Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Yonder Eyes Fantasy
CATWA Lilly
Maitreya Mesh  Body – Lara