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.

Winter Comfort Food

Winter Comfort Food

What is your winter comfort food? A batch of chili or a pot of soup on the stove top is usually my go-to. I also tend to drink more coffee or tea in winter. What do food trucks do during the winter months? Do they brave the cold and hope others will too? I would stop if I saw this truck of goodies!

I hope you all have completed your Christmas shopping. I have done most of mine, but plan to be out ALL day tomorrow getting the rest of the gifts on my list. And it is a long list to complete.
Blueberry – December Gift – Laced Tops
Blueberry – Poppy – Leggings – Maitreya
Ingenue :: Lucia Heels (Maitreya) :: Carmine
/Wasabi Pills/ Bianca Mesh Hair – Style 2
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Decor:
Apple Fall – Christmas Bake Off @ Pocket Gacha
Deer and Tabletop food by Dust Bunny

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

I am still head over heels for the Truth Irenka hair. My makeup is Lilian from Glam Affair made for LeLutka. It has several eyeshadows and lipsticks to complete the look. My new face is Lelutka’s Simone bento head. Everyone on the grid is loving that they can create their own identities with bento heads.

Canimal is back to Second Life and has made this sexy outfit for N21. The top and skirt are separate pieces in case you want to wear them with something else. The heels are from Reign and have pom poms on the back part of the ankle. The pose is Glamrus for couples. I just really wanted to hold the sign so I am doing this pose solo.

Fashion:
Pose: Glamrus – Our First Christmas @N21
Glamrus . Merry Christmas Sign PROP @N21
.LeLutka. Simone Bento Head
REIGN.- POM HEELS @N21
TRUTH HAIR Irenka VIP Group Gift
[Black Bantam] Candy Cane For Your Mouth @Kustom9
[Canimal] Callisto Skirt Leather @N21
[Canimal] Callisto Top Leather @N21
Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara
IKON – Triumph Eyes – Fjord

Decor:
SAYO – Modern Minimalist Frames @N21
SAYO – Modern Minimalist Light Curtain @N21
SAYO – Modern Minimalist Desk @N21
.LeLutka.Gratiam.Tree – Group Gift
MishMish – Cozy Little Bear – Luxe Box
[Black Bantam] Sleepy Head Corgi Cane Tan RARE @Kustom9
ionic : Milk and Donuts (Choco) @TCF
Second Spaces geeky powerstrip with cords
Apple Fall Royal Vase Lamp
Apple Fall Oxford Wingback Chair

Bring it on, Snow. I have Ice Cream

Bring it on

It does not matter how cold it is outside when it comes to ice cream. It is a great treat even though ice cream is freezing itself. I can have ice cream anytime, and that makes my world a happier place. Don’t worry if you can’t get to the ice cream shop because of heavy snow outdoors. You can make your own snow ice cream. I found you a recipe by The Suburban Soapbox.

I recently purchased the weather system from Botanical. I love how it can produce rain or snow. It can stay out on the sim year round since it is seasonal. The system does not run on particles. Instead this is a big 1li mesh build with textures of snow flakes or rain drops. It can produce light to heavy rain/snow. I checked my sim script use and it is actually very low. The only problem I had is zooming in on things. Most of the time my camera would tend to get caught on the mesh. Overall, I do love the Botanical Seasonal Weather System. It helps add to the realism in our Second Life.

Today is Manicure Monday and I found a cute little store called Encore on the Marketplace. The set is called Designer 02 and is made of teals and browns. This nail applier is for Belleza, Eve, Maitreya, Omega enabled, and Slink mesh nails. I couldn’t find this particular set in the store, but it was listed as a newer release on Marketplace. I’m wearing it on my Slink hands in this picture.

ENCORE NAILS

Encore – Designer 02 – Marketplace
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.4 – R – Fist

Location: Lo Lo

Botanical – Seasonal Weather System

Pose by !bang – Ballerina @ Season’s Story
fri. – Emily.Boots (Sierra)
TRUTH HAIR Bernadette [Hat] [Extra Chest]
neve coat – chilled plaid – Lara
neve pant – rolled denim – Lara
Maitreya Tank Top * Mint * Lara Mesh Body
Maitreya Mesh Body Lara
LeLutka Mesh Head Karin