• What an Entrance

    This is the perfect entrance to a home.  You come in the door, kick off your boots, make yourself a coffee and sit in the last of the sunshine for the day as it beams through the door, heated by the glass. What could be more perfect.  Yes, someone to greet you. A cat. I wish I had thought to put one in this scene. Dang.

    Oh Deer! - Traveller's Hallway (Uber)

    {what next}-  Gia Coffee Bar (ACCESS comes with PBR and non-PBR items), House Plants - Set of 6 

    Scarlet Creative - Boat Runner Rug Dark

    KraftWork - Sienna's American Pleat Curtain 



  • Before He Cheats

    EXPLORING SECOND LIFE


    “Cheating is never an unintentional mistake. It's always a conscious choice.”
    ― Garima Soni - words world




    Hello Beautiful Second Life!
    Please forgive me for I am about to show you a whole bunch of pictures with my face plastered in most of them.
    But in my defense, this is another great way of showing a beautiful location and the 
    great outfit I am wearing from one of my blog sponsors, :: pm :: Brooke Outfit. What I love about
    this outfit is that you can style it in many different ways, casual, biker chic, cowgirl, etc.
    Of course, I opted for the cowgirl style since Texan blood runs through my veins, where we wear
    the kicker hats and boots and where everything is bigger as they say...
    EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS
    except for me of course, I come in mini-fun size. ;)

    02 Mutresse - Hiding - Red Pandas

    But Doherty Lori, we are not in Kansas Texas anymore.
    We sure are not y'all. :P

    Sim Description
    Experience peace at The Nature Collective's Moorcroft Forest Trail. Explore on foot or horseback
    and discover insights into rich flora and fauna amid the serene landscape,
    where each step is a journey into the quiet beauty of the natural world.


    I actually have visited this great sim and its surroundings before on different occasions,
    but have blogged only once, one of the main spots in the past, Here.
    Today, I spent a good two hours exploring the area and learning so many interesting nature
    facts along the way, for example;

    Random Bee Facts:
    Flowers use all kinds of methods to attract bees, such as brightly colored petals and scents.
    The honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man.
    Bees pollinate approximately 130 agricultural crops in the US including fruit, fiber, nut,
    and vegetable crops.
    One of the largest threats to bees is a lack of safe habitats where they can build homes
    and find a variety of food sources.
    Honeybees also have the ability to recognize individual human faces.
    If bees disappeared there would be no more pollination and humankind would only have 
    four more years of life left.


    While I was exploring I kept checking to see if I could find someone there to chat with and take
    their picture, since y'all already know how much I love to include other people in my blog posts.
    Unfortunately, people kept coming and leaving right away, so I really never had a chance to 
    say hello, maybe next time, fingers crossed. ;)


    Before I leave I would like to share a real-life cheating moment that happened to me with the first
    boyfriend I had. He and I at the time loved dressing in Western clothes, you know, the hats, boots,
    jeans, big buckle belts, etc., AND we loved our Friday night high school football games.
    We wouldn't miss a game, even when our team had to play in other cities.
    Anyway, it was going to be his birthday and I bought him a pair of western boots that
    he liked. All my 400+ dollar savings went into his boots. However, he would never wear them
    and I kept asking him why, to which he would always say he was saving them for a special occasion.
    Time passed and football season began, and again, we began attending every game but then he started
    canceling on me, due to having to work Friday nights, so he said. So I lost interest in going to the
    games. But then on the last game of the season, I decided to go with some friends. When the game was
    over and as we were going down the bleachers I bumped into him, he was with a girl, holding hands.
    It turned out that he had started dating her too and he had been going to the games with her.
    I was in tears not really knowing what to say or do. But then I noticed that he was wearing the
    boots I had gifted him, that is when all hell broke loose. I really don't know how, but mini-me
    reached all the way up to this giant's cheek and gave him a good slap as I screamed at him
    "So this is the special occasion you were waiting for?!" and then I took off running heartbroken.
    He ran after me, the girl ran after him, and my friends were not far behind. Once by the car, he
    kept begging me to forgive him, but I was in tears, and so was his other girlfriend.
    Before leaving, my friends literally took the boots off him which I really didn't care for.
    I ended up giving them to one of my brothers after they had been sitting in my closet,
    collecting dust for almost a year. My ex continued to try to convince me to take him back
    for some time, but I couldn't. I couldn't forgive him. The trust and respect were gone.

    Remember, CHEATING IS A CHOICE, NOT A MISTAKE!


    Thanks For Reading!
    Much love,
    Lori Novo

    Credits On Me
    Wasabi // Oakley Hair - Redheads ● ERSCH - Volla Gacha Earrings Bull ● KUNGLERS Loretta Rings
    [Melatonine] "Sunkissed" Blush ● [Onyx] My story Tattoo - Butterfly ● :: pm :: Brooke Outfit (Details)
    Baiastice_Kimi Boots
  • ⌘ Keeping Cool By The Pool

     



    Original Mesh
    New Release At ⌘ Dubai Event
    February 20th - March 15th 
    Compatible with Maitreya Lara X/Petite X/Lara v5.3, Legacy, Kupra/Khara, ebody Reborn, Kalhene Erika, LoveMomma
    &
    Belleza Gen.X Classic/Curvy

    LeLutka - Zora Head
    Belleza - GenX Curvy Body
    DouxSantorinni Hairstyle (Now @          
         Equal10 Event/until March 5th)
    ⌘ Fetch - Ellis Glasses
    ⌘ Junk Food - Watermelon Slushie


  • It is Spring

    It is spring or is it?  Well, in SL it is, but in RL in Aryaland it is now autumn and I am freaking excited for that as I am not a fan of summer.  Can't wait to burrow down under the covers in my bed without sweating and having to throw them off.  I love snuggling in. 

    However, I will celebrate spring in SL as long as I don't have to deal with longer days, heat and daylight saving.

    [Erfe Design ] - Golden Fish Exterior Wall Decor 

    CHEZ MOI - Istanbul Hanging Loveseat (Cosmopolitan)

    LouChara - Crocus and Tulip Pots



  • Keep Counting

     OUR MOMENTS TOGETHER


    Tonight, he was waiting for me at my Linden home.
    I am sure he did it so I wouldn't see my little Mr. Beast on the couch and start crying again...

    Lori Novo: what u doing baby?
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): taking a pic of my gorgeous milkyway (I am his Milkyway!)
    Lori Novo: :)



    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): i was gonna burgle this place but then i remembered its yours!
    Lori Novo: :P
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): you a cowgirl tonight?
    Lori Novo: mhm ;)
    Lori Novo: boots and hat in bed ;)
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): damn love it
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): mmm so lovely you are
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): you got all those birthmarks to count
    Lori Novo: yes ;))
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 11
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 12 13
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 14 15
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 16
    Lori Novo: omggg babyyy it tickles
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 17
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 24
    Lori Novo: you gonna have to keep counting all night baby
    Lori Novo: they are everywhere ;)
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): mhm 25
    Lori Novo: mmm you taking ur time
    Lori Novo: I like that
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 28
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 29
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 30
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 33
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): chuckles
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 36
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): three more on your belly there
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): hehe...
  • I’m So Sad :(

     PERSONAL UPDATE


    Earlier today...
    I was spending some time with my kitty Mr. Beast.


    I was giving him tons of love and cuddles, he was loving it.


    We were happy having a beautiful time together.
    Suddenly I crashed...


    and on my return my Mr. Beast was unresponsive...
    I tried everything, but nothing worked.


    Only three words were left behind...
    Copy - Delete Me
    Had him for over 10 years. I am so sad!
  • Mary Aries

    THE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF SECOND LIFE


    “The heart is like a woman, and the head is like a man,
    and although man is the head of woman, woman is the heart of man,
    and she turns man's head because she turns his heart.”
    ― Peter Kreeft




    Hello Beautiful World!
    Please meet beautiful Mary Aries  (marilisa91), our new beautiful lady for

    L'amore da una parte sola non basta.
    Non si regala l'anima a chi non è disposto a regalare la sua. L'amore è un dialogo, non un monologo.
    -Oriana Fa
    From Mary Aries' Profile

    Now, let me translate that for you... "Love on one side alone is not enough.
    You don't give away your soul to someone who isn't willing to give away theirs. Love is a dialogue, not
    a monologue." Indeed, it takes two to create something beautiful in any type of relationship.
    I met Mary at the Tres Chic Event the other night. When I first saw her coming my
    way what caught my attention to her was her hair (WINGS-EF0208) which I also have, but I thought it
    looked 100 times better on her than it does on me. As she came closer, I realized that she was a real
    beauty and it was her beauty that was making the hair look so spectacular. Her facial beauty was
    perfection, not to mention her impeccable fashion style that combined elegance with sensuality,
    letting the beauty of her curves show without giving too much away. Her makeup was also at point,
    not too heavily done which gave her a soft look. I did love very much the boldness
    in her lip color choice, a shade of fuchsia that totally and beautifully contrasted with the rest of her look.
    Now, that is a great way of making a beauty statement and owning it with pride.

    “There's power in the words that come out of your mouth.
    Now imagine those words coming out of your fuchsia lipsticked mouth.
    They have even more power.”
    ― Lebo Grand

    Physical beauty is not the only attribute our beautiful Italian friend Mary has that makes her an
    exceptional woman. Mary is a fantastic Second Life fashion blogger and photographer.
    Her Blog HERE, Her new Flickr HERE, and her old Flickr account HERE.

    Pics By Mary

    Mary is also partnered with Mr. Xed Aries (xed.aries), and from what I can tell, their love is a beautiful
    love that has endured many years. They could very well go in my Beautiful Loves section.
    She also has a YouTube channel where she shares the great videos she makes with Xed or when she
    goes out exploring our beautiful Second Life. Here's an example of one of her videos, Enjoy!


    As you can see, she is absolutely the whole package, talent, beauty, and charisma.
    A true inspiration for how to embark on various journeys in second life and enjoying every aspect
    of them, while doing one thing or another, or in her case, doing it all!
    If you would like to learn more about our new friend Mrs. Mary Aries, you can also check out her

    Thanks For Reading.
    Have a great one my beautiful people.
    Over & Out!

    Much love,
    Lori Novo



    Some Of The Credits On Her 
    [SHOES] Legacy (f) Stiletto Pointe (Tan Latex)
    //LEX// - miHD ears - (F) [lel]
    WINGS-EF0208-HAIR 
    ZAHRA-wrist scrunchies
    ~Nerido~ String (Legacy)
    LIVIA::Amore Rings - Righ 
    [BODY] Legacy (f) (1.6)
    ~~YsoraL~~.:Luxe Belly Piercing Felina :.(Legacy)
    "Off-Line" x "Pandora" Bra / Cantaloupe / Legacy
    ~~ Ysoral ~~  .:  Luxe Wedding Ring Leana:.(Reborn)
    "Off-Line" x "Pandora" Dress / Cantaloupe / Legacy
    #UNIVERSA - Brownie Mashupp Bento Set - Legacy
    RAWR! Surge HUMAN FEMALE EvoX Earrings
    Bauhaus - Necklace / Legacy - Birthday Gift
  • The boys

     
    Do you like the boys?  They like to go on walks with me an chase things.  I don't post as many fashion shots since I don't have fashion sponsors.  I saw Access was running a contest so I thought I would give  it a try.

  • When Life Gives You Lemons

    When life gives you lemons you have a few options:

    1. Make lemonade
    2. Freeze them and throw them really hard at the people making your life difficult
    3. Add salt and tequila
    4. Make orange juice and leave the world wondering how you did it
    5. Add furniture and create a little scene in SL
    I have chosen the path of option 5 mostly because I have these lovely lemony items to blog and share with you.

    The set is from LouChara and is called the Limoncello Garden Set.  It comes with the bench seat, wall art, tree and potted plant.  It is a new item in store so you can race on over and grab it there.  Simple as that.

    The Wisteria Sinensis - Flowering Hanging Plant are from FNY Designs.  I am showing you the white version here today, but you can also get it in blue, pink, red, and violet or as a fatpack if you want all of the colours!  I have hung it on the wall and fence here but you can also use the three available stems in the pack to create free-standing gorgeousness!

    Lagom - Happy little garden frog [ Painted Yellow ]
    Apple Fall - Lemonade Pitcher and Lemonade, Lemon Soiree - Canvas Tote w/ Lemons
    Nutmeg. Lemons
    NOMAD // Crocus Bucket // Yellow
    Scene setup done in Trompe Loeil - Damisi Modern Cabin 





  • The Hills Are Alive

    OUR MOMENTS TOGETHER


    Tonight it was quiz night.
    I asked my Steppenwolf a question that I saw today being asked to men and thought
    I would try it and see how my man would answer it...

    "If you were offered a million dollars to kiss the most beautiful woman
    in the world, would you do it?"

    And yes, there is a wrong and a right way to answer this question.
    You can read his answer at the bottom of this post. ;)
    But first, our beautiful night started dancing in each other's arms to the sound of music...




    The hills are alive
    with the sound of music
    With songs they have sung
    for a thousand years

    The hills fill my heart
    with the sound of music
    My heart wants to sing
    every song it hears

    My heart wants to beat like
    the wings of the birds that
    rise from the lake.. to the trees
    My heart wants to sigh like the chime
    that flies from a church on a breeze

    To laugh like a brook as it trips
    and falls over stones.. on its way
    To sing through the night
    like a lark who is learning to prey


    I go to the hills when
    my heart is lonely
    I know I will hear
    what I've heard before
    My heart will be blessed
    with the sound of music
    And I'll sing once more.

    My heart wants to beat like
    the wings of the birds that
    rise from the lake.. to the trees

    My heart wants to sigh like the chime
    that flies from a church on a breeze


    To laugh like a brook as it trips
    and falls over stones.. on its way
    To sing through the night like
    a lark who is learning to prey

    I go to the hills when
    my heart is lonely
    I know I will hear
    what I've heard before
    My heart will be blessed
    with the sound of music
    And I'll sing once more.


    And finally, his answer was...

    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): why wouldnt i do that?
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): then id give you half at least
    WHAT?!!
    Lori Novo: omgggg wrong answer
    Lori Novo: the right answer is you already kissed the most beautiful girl
    Lori Novo: me
    Lori Novo: omg
    Lori Novo: I really thought u would get it right
    Kicking your butt now, grrrrr. 
    COME BACK, DON'T RUN AWAY!!!
    STEPPENWOLF COME BACK HERE!!! >:(

    He did say he would give me at least half of the one million.
    Obviously, I will need it for major plastic surgery if I want to be the most beautiful girl for him.
    Too bad he is stuck with this ugly duckling forever. 

    Our Location:  Hypnotic Romance (Moderate)
  • You See The Smile That’s On My Mouth?

    MONDAY MORNING


    Hello Beautiful Second Life!
    And a very happy Monday to all.
    Thought I start the week with one of my favorite songs with one of my favorite singers,
    Brandi Carlile, in an amazing live performance.
    By the way, I have a HUGE crush on this beautiful lady.
    Don't worry baby (Steppenwolf), it's just an innocent HUGE crush. ;)



    All of these lines across my face
    Tell you the story of who I am
    So many stories of where I've been
    And how I got to where I am
    But these stories don't mean anything
    When you've got no one to tell them to
    It's true... I was made for you

    I climbed across the mountain tops
    Swam all across the ocean-blue
    I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules
    But baby I broke them all for you
    Oh, because even when I was flat-broke
    You made me feel like a million bucks
    You do and I was made for you

    You see the smile that's on my mouth
    It's hiding the words that don't come out
    And all of my friends who think that I'm blessed
    They don't know my head is a mess
    No, they don't know who I really am
    And they don't know what I've been through like you do
    And I was made for you

    All of these lines across my face
    Tell you the story of who I am
    So many stories of where I've been
    And how I got to where I am
    Oh but these stories don't mean anything
    When you've got no one to tell them to
    It's true... I was made for you

    Oh yeah well it's true... that I was made for you


  • Bit of a Gamble

    Now I am not much of a gambler in SL or RL to be honest, but I took a gamble on this photo and it turned out okay so there is that.  Mind you, the dices were loaded with the scenery and the clothes, so there wasn't really too much risk involved.

    The jacket and tee, pants and boots are all from LUXE Paris and are the 'I Am Yours Ensemble'.  The tee can be worn without or without a heart and since we are post Valentines Day, I chose the latter.  You can go check out the demo and grab the clothes at SWANK.  Don't take too long though because the round closes soon and you won't want to rick missing it.

    Pose:  WRONG - Breathing Animation Male Poses - 107 (Alpha Birthday Gift)

    Hairbase:  STRAY DOG - Ben Hairbase - LELUTKA EVOX (Alpha Birthday Gift)

    Jewellery:  RAWR! - Flex Rings (Alpha Birthday Gift)

    Sim:  Omerta City




  • The Penthouse

    The girls wanted to take a photo and asked if I had anything I could set up and of course I did.  I just became a blogger for Scafall.  This weekend's SL Home Decor Sale has the PG Chaise, side table, and rug on sale for 75L each. I feel like the house wives of Second Life up in the penthouse with this photo.  I always love when I can get together with the girls for a photo. 




  • Shadow Warrior

    I might be hanging out in a club wearing clubwear, but my shadow tells another story.  It shows where my heart lies: a shadow warrior.

    I might be having a few drinks with you, chatting, and dancing until I have blisters, but inside I am wandering the streets fighting crime with Daredevil and my sticks.  I live in the shadows waiting to emerge and fight injustice.  You will not see or hear me coming.  I am your nightmare.

    Sleep with one eye open.

    Well, that took a dark turn...

    Pants:  GAS - [Silk Pants Celia - 20 Colors w/HUD FATPACK] (SWANK)

    Top:  GAS - [Silk Top Alice - 20 Colors w/HUD FATPACK] (SWANK)

    Shoes:  SENTINUS - Ciara Heels (SWANK)

    Hair:  Navy+Copper - Vicki Blonde

    Pose:  FOXCITY. - Illuminated 

    Backdrop:  FOXCITY. Photo Booth - Relax 

    Neon Sign:  Oasis: "Do What you Love" Neon Sign 



  • Redhead In A Red Dress

     OUR MOMENTS TOGETHER


    Be crazy and wild. Enjoy every moment to the fullest.
    Enjoy life and love and don't waste any time. Live each day like it's the last.




    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): redhead in a red dress
    Lori Novo: :P
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): thats allot of hotness
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): i cant stand it
    Lori Novo: lol babyyy
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): hehe
    Lori Novo: jump in the pool baby
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): only with you too
    Lori Novo: muahhhhhhh
    [I ran to the pool and just jumped in]
    Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): with all my clothes on?
    Lori Novo: yess babyyyy just jump in!
    SPLASH!!!
    Lori Novo: muahhhh...

    Location: Our Home
  • Welcome to my home


    I want to welcome you to my home.  I decorate my house with many of the things I blog and I would like to show you more than just a photo.  For one week from today until February 29th I will be allowing people to visit my house and enjoy the house/landscaping.  When you head to the office their is a book touch and receive a note card for a scavenger hunt.  The first 10 people who complete the hunt and return the filled out note card back to me will get 200L each.  It's just something fun to do.  I hope you enjoy my Easter filled home as much as I do.

  • Sunny Morning

     

    I can not wait for a sunny morning to happen.  We are still in the throws of winter around this joint.  The cold and the wind make not so nice days.  Come on spring where are you?

    CHEZ MOI Istanbul Hanging Loveseat*

    Istanbul Hanging Loveseat (PG) LI:7, Istanbul Lamp Small LI:2, Istanbul Lantern LI:2, Istanbul Lantern  LI:2

    Find this set @ Cosmo

    (luc) Kokedama Plants & Antique Frames

    Glass Frame Desk, Glass Frame Hanging,  Tchotchke Table

    Kokedama: Hanging Orchid, Hanging Sprigs with Flower, Palm Leaf Plant, Sprig Plant


  • What Can I Get You?

    What can I get you?  A coffee, herbal tea, wheatgrass, or a milkshake? Wise choice.  Milkshake it is.  Give me a minute.  I will whip one up for you.  Chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla?  Strawberry it is.  

    While I make that for you, take a seat.  

    This stunning kitchen is the Wonder Kitchen Set from Erfe Design. The set includes the Bar, Barstools, Kitchen Cabinet, Long Cabinet, Plant, and Upper Cupboard.  I love that I can move the bits around to suit the kitchen space.  Makes it so easy to work with.

    I added a few bits and pieces for effect but this kitchen even looks amazing on its own.

    The Milkshake Maker and Vanilla Milkshake Serving are from {what next}.  The milkshake maker is colour change and you can choose your flavour of milkshake as decor or a hold version. There is even a PBR version in the pack if you have a PBR viewer. 

    The decor items in the cabinet do not come with the set.

    Bloom! Originals - Deso kitchen 2 Green
    [Kres] - Critter Clocks - Kitty v2
    BROKEN AROWS - Anne Kitchen - Wall Support - (White/Porc), Kitchen Pots - White 
    - Nu Earth - Wheatgrass Set - Decor
    {what next} - Kitchenette Toaster
    Nutmeg. - Enamel Kitchenware Teapot