Friday, March 28, 2014

Is That Real or is it Memorex?

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Sometimes I miss not having piles of leaves to jump in or crunch through in the Autumn.

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But then I remind myself that even if I managed to steal some of the neighbour's leaves and make a pile in my yard, there would probably be spiders in there and I just take a deep breath and the feeling passes quickly.

We never ever worried for a nanosecond about find spiders or snakes among the leaves in Canada.  We leapt through them with wild abandon.

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They were a great place to hide dead bodies because the snow would soon come and cover up the leaves and everything would be frozen until spring thaw and by then everyone would forget that you even had a brother or worry that the cadaver in the front yard looked a bit like him, if you closed your eyes a little and squinted.

I have a lot of difficulty figuring out if that was a childhood dream of mine or an actuality.  I keep calling my brother on the phone but there isn't any answer.

SKIN:  *  Morphine : Ghail Ivory Skintone (Natural)
HAIR:  =DeLa*= Mesh Hair "Alicia"
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Caribbean Blue
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
OUTFIT:  {Indyra} Aziza Cobalt
SHOES:   Liziaah  [LIZ] Mesh Crystal Noir shoe [Black]
POSES:  TuTy's

Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Lessons of Easter.

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We had a sure fire way of taking care of the parents idea that hunting for coloured Easter Eggs was fun fun fun .... when it was not not not.


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I mean ok, you colour eggs, at 8 that was cool, but you put those in a basket and look at them and then if the adults want to make egg salad to eat in their lunches for the next 2 weeks (or longer depending if they want to be hospitalized or not) have at 'er.  But what are kids supposed to do with a basket full of coloured eggs?
You can't throw them at houses or cars, for the same reasons you cannot throw rocks at houses and cars. You can't keep them . . . and I am sorry ... but making egg salad is not on any kids wish list of top 10 things to do before they die, I don't care where they live.

So we just purposely "left" eggs in places where they were sure to stink badly as they deteriorated ... like one in grandma's big purse.  Of course you attach a note to it that says, "Grandma I love you so much, this was the prettiest egg, and I wanted you to have it forever."  And then you can put one up in the ottoman, through the torn part underneath, and one down the side of grandpa's Lazy Boy ....  after THAT year of Easter egg "never founds" the grandparents decided candy was a much safer choice.



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Necessity might be the mother of all inventions but kids force the direction of those inventions with their ingenious minds and then they grow up and we take their minds from them and lock them in the dusty basements of our education halls and they grow up to be grandparents who for five months after Easter have THIS conversation every night:

Aardvark:  Do you smell something?
Humpydora:  Nope.
Aardvark:  Are you sure?  It kind of smells like rotten eggs.
Humpydora:  Nope.
Aardvark:  I swear it is worse than last night.
Humpydora:  Want me to make an appointment for you with the doctor to get your nose checked?
Aardvark:  Nope.


SKIN:  Deesses Skins: Nadine - ice frappe tone  Skin Fair 2014
HAIR:  [LeLutka]-MALEFICENT hair/Naturals
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Caribbean Blue
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
EARRINGS:  Maxi Gossamer MG - Earrings - Part-Time Boho Princess
JACKET:  SAS  - Pippa Aqua Coat Dress (Mesh)
BOOTS:  Baiastice_Avani high boots-suede-celeste
PURSE:  Chop Zuey Feu Follet Clutch Purse - Grn
POSES:  TuTy's


Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's All In The Feathers.

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My mother in law hates birds.

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She has never really explained why, and she hates cats too.

I think it is nice when someone takes an emotion like that and is willing to apply it fairly across the board to ... two things instead of just one . . . it makes it all seem fairer somehow.

She asked about getting rid of these one birds and we explained she couldn't do that because they are protected under Australian law.  That really upset her.  We asked her why she didn't like them and she told us because they were dirty.  (They are brown)  She could not come up with any other reasons as to why they are dirty  - just the colour.  

She said someone should just come and take them.  There should be people that do that ... take birds  ... and take them somewhere else ... not around her.  She said sometimes she just wanted to go out there and kick them.  We told her she musn't do that.    I started to google whether there was any over the counter medication that controlled the impulse to kick.

Hubby tried to divert her attention ... she was getting out of bed and looking for some old work boots.
We told here there is a place in Australia where they pay you to kill the starlings.  That made her really happy.  She got this dreamy, far away look in her eyes ....

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Not sure if we should be worried that she ordered travel brochures and is planning a holiday to that part of Australia.  When do you start really worrying about people???

Am I allowed to make a citizens arrest?

Should I tell anyone about the pile of feathers and the tufts of cat hair under her bed??

SKIN:  Swallow Judi Peach   Skin Fair 2014
HAIR:  ""D!va"" Hair "Asami" (Ruby)
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Caribbean Blue
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
JEWELLERY:  Chop Zuey  Heart and Soul
GOWN:  SAS - Epitomize Creme (10% Mesh)
  

Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Skin Fair 2014 Shine's Elora

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Love Foxdale of Shine brings us Elora for this year's Skin Fair.

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Along with options of skin tones she has set make-up as well as extras like lipsticks, eye-liner, teeth and freckles.

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It's the Most Wonderful time of the year - Skin Fair 2014 is open and may I say that the organizers have outdone themselves this year.  The number of skin designers, the variety, the new offerings . . . it is going to be the best year ever.  Make sure you do your part and TAKE OFF EVERYTHING other than something to cover the naughty bits.  Everyone is going to want to attend and you being there with all your bling and scripts and add ons is not only going to wreck it for everyone else, it is going to wreck it for you.  Script limits will be enforced.


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Skin Fair 2014 Wow's Luna

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Sawsan SecretSpy of Wow has produced Luna for this year's Skin Fair.  

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Such a pretty, elegant skin that comes in 4 skin tones and lots of different options and appliers.

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It's the Most Wonderful time of the year - Skin Fair 2014 is open and may I say that the organizers have outdone themselves this year.  The number of skin designers, the variety, the new offerings . . . it is going to be the best year ever.  Make sure you do your part and TAKE OFF EVERYTHING other than something to cover the naughty bits.  Everyone is going to want to attend and you being there with all your bling and scripts and add ons is not only going to wreck it for everyone else, it is going to wreck it for you.  Script limits will be enforced.


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I Was Awake All Night.

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I was awake most of the night, and not just because a gang of cats were going at in the street a la West Side Story, only "Maria" was not so virtuous and the "Jets" were off key and forgot to even try to dance.  

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I was awake because I started thinking about these people who decide to commit suicide but insist on taking as many people as possible with them.

I can be sympathetic to the person who feels life sucks and sucks so bad that they just want it to end and to get the hell out of dodge.  I can understand that the people here are not nice to them, and that they feel isolated and alone and think, "this life is just not worth it anymore."

Ok but here is where I struggle ... so you want out, and you decide you are going to take the bastards who caused your pain, with you.   So you kill as many as you can before it looks like you are about to be arrested and then you kill yourself.  Boy did you ever show them right??

But then you get to the other side and you look around and you are surrounded by all the people you identified as causing you so much pain you wanted to get away from them permanently.

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Only now they really hate you and are pissed off as all get out and you and them are there for eternity ... I spent the whole night trying to imagine how that moment goes.

Before I knew it the cats had gone and the birds were singing and I had a heck of a headache and a hubby fetching me coffee.

Sometimes old age is just ... weird ....

SKIN:  DeeTaleZ Skin A.T.W. Jarla Eyeliner Mixedtype  Skin Fair 2014
HAIR:  ChiChickie! Hair Fair 2013
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Caribbean Blue
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
MAKE-UP:  MONS
JEWELLERY:  [Amarelo Manga] - Set Flapper (Onyx)
DRESS:  Pure Poison - Valeria Dress - Red
PURSE:  *{Junbug}* Princess Clutch in Night
NAILS:  Candy Nail  #P000 Basic French Nails Black
SHOES:  {{BSD Desigin studio}}Supermodel Ruffle love-rose
POSES:  TuTy's

Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Skin Fair 2014 Akeruka's Barbara and Alice

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Agony Helse and Kaoz Koba of Akeruka Skins offer both male and female skins.  I have chosen to showcase Barbara and Alice, two of their skins available in this year's Skin Fair.

Agony's reps indicate their customers are the fashion elite of Second Life, so my apologies if I have not done these the justice they deserve.  Although a relatively new skin designer that you may not have heard of, you will definitely want to give these a try.  The Skin Fair provides everyone with a unique chance to take a look at many of the skin designers out there and not just the legends we all know and love.  Take some demo's home, try them and see what you think.

Kaoz was formerly with Damiani Fashion and LaVie.  He invited his real life partner to join him inworld and together they created Akeruka.

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It's the Most Wonderful time of the year - Skin Fair 2014 is open and may I say that the organizers have outdone themselves this year.  The number of skin designers, the variety, the new offerings . . . it is going to be the best year ever.  Make sure you do your part and TAKE OFF EVERYTHING other than something to cover the naughty bits.  Everyone is going to want to attend and you being there with all your bling and scripts and add ons is not only going to wreck it for everyone else, it is going to wreck it for you.  Script limits will be enforced.


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The Ants Have Cancelled Marching for Today.

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I have a couple of pets around the house. There is my pet spider, "Fluffy" . . . and then I had a momentary connection between me and an ant, I was going to call "Fluffy."

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Ants aren't normally allowed in the house, mainly because they seem to have mistaken the house for the bathroom and they always bring a girlfriend when they come in - like 500 girlfriends. They snoop. They run around and look in all the cupboards and drawers . . . so frankly "Fluffy" was lucky to have been allowed on the window sill. It made me think about, just for a moment, that maybe I should call him "Lucky" but that is such a lame name for an ant. It was probably that brief moment of indecision that prevented me from actually proclaiming the little feller as "Fluffy."

Anyway he wanted to pick up something off the window sill and so he tried and it kind of scooted along so he dropped it and ran around to the other side and tried again and it scooted in the other direction. He was not a lazy dude, he was going to lift it and take it back to the camp. It was quite amazing to watch him run back and forth trying to figure out how he could pick it up. I am pretty sure I saw him scratching his head when he stopped at one point. Finally he took a run at it and picked it up and he kind of wove back and forth and went near the edge and suddenly gravity took over and the item tipped down and the ant followed it, he was not letting go . . .

I had to put him down. You can't leave animals to suffer like that. . . and besides he had crossed the line of where ants are allowed.

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Now I am online trying to find out whether I can bury an unnamed ant in a church graveyard or whether he is considered unworthy of holy ground. You have to respect people's religions.

I am dressed in complete black today, and I am flying the flag at half mast.  I also am listening to Stairway to Heaven and crying a lot.  Some ants you just really have that immediate bond with.  I am not sure I will ever be able to replace him.  He was so special.

In  unrelated news no-one spoke to me at all today, it was maybe the longest day ever.  I don't think it is healthy for people to leave me alone for such long periods of time.  I know an ant that wouldn't argue with that.


SKIN:  Zoul Creations - Meili - Tone 4  Skin Fair 2014
HAIR:  =DeLa*= Mesh Hair "Lilya"
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Caribbean Blue
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
MAKE-UP:  Zoul Creations
GLASSES:  Artilleri
NECKLACE:  aDiva couture Isabella NLA
NAILS:  **Feel**Jewelry & Accessory Expo GiftNail
OUTFIT:  Liv Glam [LG] Boutique-[ FALL-13] I Know What You Want
BOOTS:  EB Shoes- Dalia 2 Tricot mesh boots

Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Skin Fair 2014 Rockberry's Mira



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Heather Beebe of Rockberry offers Mira as one of her contributions to this year's Skin Fair.  Skins come in 4 tones, Light, Natural, Tan and Dark.  Options include eyebrows, freckles and cleavage.  Love the cariety of make-ups and all shown here are worn without any additional lashes.

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It's the Most Wonderful time of the year - Skin Fair 2014 is open and may I say that the organizers have outdone themselves this year.  The number of skin designers, the variety, the new offerings . . . it is going to be the best year ever.  Make sure you do your part and TAKE OFF EVERYTHING other than something to cover the naughty bits.  Everyone is going to want to attend and you being there with all your bling and scripts and add ons is not only going to wreck it for everyone else, it is going to wreck it for you.  Script limits will be enforced.


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The United Nations of Blissy.

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Contrary to popular belief I have NOT lost my sanity.  It is intact, fine, and doing well . . . somewhere in the Witness Protection Program, hidden from my ever finding it.

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I think I vaguely remember the last time I was in possession of it ... I was 7 and my grandmother slapped it out of my hands and told me that she had warned me twice before to put it away where it would not be ruined, or she would take it off me.

She took it off me.

I have not seen it since.

My life is kinda divided into the years when I had it and I was acting pretty normal and the years afterwards. There are a lot of years afterwards.

I would just like to apologize to all the kids I went to school with and to the teachers, while I had not technically "lost my mind" they were correct in recognizing it was not with me at the time.


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I am hoping, if I sign this, it might be enough for the institutions to let them out.

I am playing United Nations of Blissy and this is my day of Amnesty.  I have canned foods sans can openers to feed the poor, birth control pill chip cookies with contaminated milk, some nifty quilts, some Bibles, and an autographed picture of me to hand out which pretty much completes my good will.  Tomorrow I am going to figure out how to invade Open Sim and take all their resources.

SKIN:  BoobieLicious {BL} Demi Skin_Latte_Smokey/Pure    Skin Fair 2014
HAIR:  CaTwA Necole
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Caribbean Blue
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
NECKLACE:  *CentoPallini* Christmas Gift
NAILS:  CCD - Prim Nails - Galaxy - White
BRACELET:  *BaUbLeS! by Phe
DRESS:  AUSHKA&CO-MiniDress-Flowery-TRE
SHOES:  Essenz - Venice (Red)
POSES:  TuTy's

Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Right Lighting Is Everything.

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I probably should have written a book.  I was an expert on excuses to use with the Parental Units.

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Normally I tried to wait until there was either a cow or wheat crisis before I left the house, because let me tell you, when cows or wheat hit crisis mode, you could waltz out of there butt naked and no-one would even notice.  BUT obviously you cannot orchestrate those things, although I did try, and so sometimes you do have to go through "inspection."

Inspection usually involves one parent seeing you, then screaming, "You are NOT going out wearing that missy, let me tell you, no siree Bob.  No daughter of mine is going to be seen in public with THAT on."  Then the other parent comes running, usually with weapons like "the belt" just in case.

I pointed out that I was not intending to be in Public, I mean the back seat of the car is limited as to how many people can get in there despite any claims made by Guinness.  I also pointed out that they were seeing me in the glaring light of the interrogation lamp over the prisoners dock where I was being held and that I would actually be in the dark and I promised them the outfit looked much more acceptable in the dark.  Perhaps we should dim the lights, or they could close their eyes . . .

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Yup, could have written a book.  I would have called it, "Excuses for the Intelligent Teen . . . that Never Ever Work."  I could have saved so many lives.

Then I would have written a follow up with many many stories about the things parent say that, despite how they are delivered, are NOT invitations to discuss. I would have called it, "Those Teen Years - Silence Can Be Your Best Friend."

SKIN:  Glam Affair- Sylvia  Jamaica
HAIR:  [taketomi]_Baby_LightBlondes
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Caribbean Blue
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
EARRINGS:  Ticky Tacky NLA
PURSE:  ISON - scout boho bag (blush)
SHIRT:  1 Hundred. Expose Shirt
SKIRT:  HUCCI  DALLAS SKIRT
SHOES:  Similar Venezia Shoes (Reds RGB)
  
Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!

Friday, March 14, 2014

I Am Not Sure This Blog Has Any Direction, But Look At All the Neat Stuff I Found.

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This is my mish mash blog, a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Some of the insanity was of my own making and some of it was just a gift from the universe.

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Today I put up my "Pervert" sign for our neighbour who likes to spend his afternoons peering in our windows from behind his bushes.  I bedazzled it so that when the sun catches it just right . . . it sparkles.  I like the irony of the sign.  He can't tell anyone about it because it is in our house and the only way he can see it is if he is looking in our windows so unless he plans on confessing he is indeed a pervert, he is stuck.

I don't like to just do annoying things without any real thought.  I like to really think about the intended victim and put some time into the project - make it personal for them.  I think my victims can see that by my doing that ... I care ... I am a caring annoying person.  That is just ... special.

The other gift was that I was in a public washroom ('toilet' as the Aussies call it - they have no idea what a bathroom or a washroom is so don't ask) and I could hear a mother and daughter come in.  The daughter wanted to go in alone and the mother insisted on attending with her.  There was much banging around and "hurrumphing" all consistent with a child demonstrating they are not pleased with their mother.  Subtle little mannerisms that we moms struggle to interpret.  

I came out to wash my hands, the argument was still going on in the stall, and the door opened and mom and daughter came out.  The daughter told her mom it was ridiculous for her to come into the stall with her and her mother said, "When you are 13 you can go to the washroom by yourself."

The girl could only have been days shy of being 13 .. . seriously.  And the mother said it with a straight face.  She as dead serious.

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A lot of things went through my head at that moment.   I thought about the big celebration when she turned 13 and how she would probably insist the party be at the mall bathroom.  I wondered about the complete abandon she would feel as she flushed all by herself for the first time.  I wondered how her mother would cope, sitting at home, worrying about whether she would know what to do with the toilet paper and whether she would make it in and out of the washroom all in one piece.

I thought about all the lectures I had received about drinking and drugs and sex when I was her age and how I had resented it and never once had I ever appreciated that they had been letting me go to the bathroom by myself for years.

I think sometimes God just puts me in the right place at the right time for so many things . . . I see things that other people never do.  I don't like to brag but . . . I think there is a heck of a lot of evidence that God really loves me.  Seriously.


SKIN:  (AMD) Lexi - Pale *A* at Skin Fair 2014
HAIR AND HAT:  Secrets NLA
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Caribbean Blue
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
EYESHADOW:  Zoul Creations
LIPSTICK:  YSandYS*
BROOCH:  aDiva NLA
OUTFIT:  [Liv Glam] Fall 2012- Jackie O Suit -[WearMe] Tagerine
PURSE:  {SMS} Doctor's Bag Tomato
BOOTS:  BAX Prestige Boots Brown Leather
TRUNK:  MudHoney
POSES:  TuTy's

Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!