This is what summer dreams are made of

This is what summer dreams are made of

I haven’t posted in awhile. We’ve been so busy since we got back from vacation, and when I’m not exhausted, I’m too hot to even think about getting on the computer. It’s now a requirement that the next house has central A/C. But summer is coming to a close and the hubbers has been kind enough to set me up on his PC so that when it’s super hot I can at least sit in front of the window unit.

Enough of my rambling and ONTO THE PICTURE! Summer is my favorite season. Autumn comes in at a close second followed by winter and spring.

I grew up near Lake Michigan, so for me, summer means a lot of time at the beach with family. It’s the sunshine and the sand. Splashing in the waves. Wrapping yourself in gigantic towels and eating fresh blueberries, watermelon, or ice cream. Funny tan lines, beach grass crafts, bonfires with s’mores and falling asleep to the crashing of waves on the sand. All the windows were open unless it was raining and the A/C was barely ever touched. Most days the breeze or the wind coming off the lake was enough to keep you cool.

And now I live out East, where the humidity is higher and there are no nice lake breezes. And what passes for beach time out here is the Atlantic shore. Which….eww. (Sorry if you’re a fan of the shore but I don’t get it.) It’s a 2-hour drive – which is actually more like 3-5 with all the traffic unless you leave at the crack of dawn. Now the boardwalk is fun, I love the shops and restaurants and the rides. But then you get to the beach and have to pick your way across what feels like a mile of hot sand, around medical waste and trash is not particularly appealing. It’s not really even worth swimming. I don’t mind the ocean but up here we do not have the nice clean, blue waters of Florida and the Caribbean. Run in, cool off, and usually I come out feeling grosser than before I went in. I’ll take a polite pass.

-Kaiden

Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks) – Bronwyn
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1
Mesh Body & Hands: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V4.1
Eyes: IKON (Ikon Innovia) – Triumph Eyes – Industrial
Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo (Leti Hax)  – Adrasteia Full 15001
Bikini: REIGN (KenadeeCole) – Crochet Bikini available @ The Epiphany 
Ice Cream: Genesis Lab (GenesisLab) – “We Want Summer” Ice Cream Cone – Blueberry
Pose: Hopscotch (Chandi Khondji) – Mhmmm
Location: Baja Cove

Full Service

He most certainly got what he paid for…

Full Service

(This was the hubby’s idea. He saw the maid outfit I got from Lootbox and made a comment about a maid who “serviced” her employer. And while it started off as a joke, it ended up being a lot of fun with both of us cracking up while I’m trying to move us into position and him being confused about dressing his new avi.)

Mark is wearing
Hair: Exile (Kavar Cleanslate) – Walking the Wire @Summerfest
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Daniel 
Mesh Body: Slink (Siddean Munro) – Physique male
Skin Applier: Labyrinth (LabyrinthStarchild) – Drew
Eyes: IKON (Ikon Innovia) – Hope Eyes – Quicksilver
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro) – Dynamic hands – Male V1.0
Suit: Deadwool (Masa Plympton) – Peak Suit (wool) – Grey
Shoes: [hoorenbeek] (Ansor Hoorenbeek) – Allen 2.0

Kaiden is wearing
Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks) – Sugar (previous group gift)
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V.210
Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan
Mesh Body & Hands: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V4.1
Maid costume: CandyDoll (Rebeca Dembo/Jacinda Jaxxon) – Lynn black brasier, black pants, white apron @Lootbox
Shoes: REIGN (KenadeeCole) – Oberlin heels (past Arcade item)

Decor
Skybox: Trompe L’oeil (Cory Edo) – Attic Skybox V1.1
Rug: TARTESSOS ARTS (Nico Griffith) – 212 rug – Beige
Chair: Trompe L’oeil (Cory Edo) – Astrid Chair – Atlantic
Bookcases: Dutchie (Froukje Hoorenbeek) – Library bookcases
Pool Table: Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns) – Tournament Billards Table

Pose: RACK Poses (Kristy Oherlihy) – The Gentlemen’s Club

Dolly Dream Vacation

Dolly Dream Vacation

Thankful today wasn’t so blisteringly hot that I couldn’t be on the computer. Still, what I wouldn’t give right now to be on a cruise somewhere with a nice tropical breeze keeping me cool.

-Kaiden

Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks) – Deja (past group gift)
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V 2.10
Mesh Body, Hands, & Feet: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V4.1
Skin Applier: Pink Fuel (Mochi Milena) – Crystal – Doll V2
Doll Joints: Sweet Thing (AyaShula) – Ball-Jointed Doll Applier (past Arcade round)
Earrings: Meva (Mea Carnell) – Anchor Earrings
Sunglasses: Redgrave (Emilia Redgrave) – Holly V1.1
Swimsuit: !gO! (Gocha Merlin) – Summer Swimsuit – Burgundy (the Arcade)
Sandals: Reign (KenadeeCole) – Braided Beach Sandal (the Arcade)
Boat: Astralia (Astralia) – Pink Dreams Boat – RARE (the Arcade)
Towel: Astralia (Astralia) Pink Dreams Beach Towel (the Arcade)
Table: Astralia (Astralia) Pink Dreams Boat Table (the Arcade)
Inflatable: Astralia (Astralia) Pink Dreams Inflatable Mouth (the Arcade)
Awning: Astralia (Astralia) Pink Dreams Outdoor Curtain (the Arcade)
Cot: Astralia (Astralia) Pink Dreams Beach Cot (the Arcade)
Drinks: Tartessos Arts (Nico Griffith) – Mojito Set
Location: Crossing Currents

Shoegasm

Shoegasm

Hair: Argrace (by rika Oyen) – Akane – Chocolate
Mesh Head: Catwa (by Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1
Mesh Body: Maitreya (by Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V3.5
Skin appliers: Belleza (by Shyla Diggs) – Jordan – Tan
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro) – Dynamic Hands V1.3
Top: Blueberry (by Blueberryxx) – Tank top (previous group gift)
Pants: Blueberry (by Bluberryxx) – Rene Leather Pants – Black
Shoes: ISON (by Harry Hyx) – Olivia – Brights pack @ Shoetopia
Skybox: REIGN (by KenadeeCole) – Chanel’s Closet – RARE @ The Arcade
Shoe Clutter: Garbaggio (by Ashleey Andrew) – Serena Boots – Caramel, Lola Slingbacks, Shoe Clutter – Black, & Shoe Box Clutter (In-store gacha)
Opened boxes: Second Spaces (Elle Kirshner) – Treat Yourself – Shopping Spree – Boxes (previous Arcade item)
Bags: M n B Warehouse (by Marley Blogfan) – Mesh shopping bag
Pose: Dream in Blue (BlueCymbidium)  – Lay here (MP store)