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    #SquashGoals

    Featuring Sway’s, {What Next} and [Aleutia]

    Happy Friday everyone!  Are you all ready for Halloween?  Tomorrow is the big day.  I am going to carve the last of my pumpkins today and make sure I know where my tealights are.  I should probably double check the candy situation because I know I have dipped into the bag on more than one occasion.  Let’s get to the goodies!

    First up and out for Fifty Linden Friday is the cute Hazel Pumpkin w/ Succulents from Sway’s.  It is only 1 land impact and you get it in natural orange, green and crazy purple.  I am also using some other pumpkin/Halloween items from Sway’s so check the credits for the details and better yet, check out the main store for a large selection of Halloween/Fall merchandise.

    I am wearing a new release from Aleutia.  This is the Zoyetta Shorts and Top and it comes in a bunch of fun colors.  You get the pumpkin graphic top and shorts AND a plain tank and shorts with each color choice and a hud is included that allows you to change the trim colors.  There is also a fatpack available.  You can find this fun outfit at The Warehouse Sale.

    Last but not least is several fall decor pieces from What Next.  There is a fall shop set up at the main store where you can find a bunch of cute decor pieces for fall.  There are pumpkins galore, fall wreaths, autumn treats and even outside decor.  After tomorrow Halloween will be over but we still have a lot more autumn to go. 

    I hope you all have a great weekend and a hauntingly, spook-tacular Halloween!  Stay safe!

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Doux – Dua

    Outfit –  [Aleutia]  – Zoyetta Top and Shorts @ The Warehouse Sale

    Necklace – Pacagaia / Oinc  – Owl Necklace

    Decor

    Sway’s

    Sway’s [Hazel] Pumpkin with Succulents . Natural *FLF Item*
    Sway’s [Pumpkin Carving] Carved Pumpkin C
    Sway’s [Pumpkin Carving] Knife
    Sway’s [Pumpkin Carving] Pumpkin Scraps
    Sway’s [Pumpkin] Line . Boo!

    {What Next}

    {what next) Pumpkin Pie
    {what next) Slice of Pumpkin Pie Decor
    {what next} Dotty Pumpkin
    {what next} Fall Leaves Pumpkin
    {what next} Plaid Pumpkin
    {what next} Pumpkin Decor (pumpkin pie recipe)
    {what next} Pumpkin Spice Latte Tray

    Ariskea – [LateSunday] Pumpkin Spice Pie

    Jian – Pumpkin Pupper

    Muniick – Multi-Purpose Island

    Trompe Loeil – Finley Kitchenette (modified)

    Dust Bunny & Tenshi – Pumpkin Carving *gacha item

    junk – Vintage Scales & Pumpkin

    {vespertine} – Colourful Halloween Candy Board

    Pose

    Foxcity – Lean – Pose 1

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    Kindness Is Like Coffee

    Featuring Vinyl Apparel

    Kindness is like coffee.
    It awakens your spirit and improves your day.
    Fill your cup with both.

    Today I am featuring a new release from Vinyl Apparel.  It was quite a coincidence because I had just been going through my inventory trying to find a pair of shorts and leggings that worked together with no luck.  This is the Donut Denim Shorts and the Jelly Leggings.  The leggings are included in fatpack colors with each pair of shorts.  You can change the belt color as well and even wear the shorts without the belt if you want.  You can find this new release at Uber.  I have paired them up with Vinyl’s Crumbles Tee set that was released at the September round of Uber.  You can find it in the main store now.  I hope your day is filled with kindness and coffee…or whatever happens to be your beverage of choice!

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Doux  – Beanie Babe (gacha)

    Shorts/Leggings–  Vinyl Apparel – Donut Denim Shorts (Jelly leggings included) @ Uber

    Top –  Vinyl Apparel – Crumbles Tee Set

    Gloves – Meva – Nala Gloves

    Decor

    Reign. –  Pumpkin Spice Latte

    MINIMAL – Kunstmuseen Graffiti Corner

    Pose

    Diversion – Humble – Pose 3 (arm position modified by latte)

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    You Should Be Dancing

    Featuring Avec Toi

    Today I am featuring the Night Fever Blouse and Pants from Avec Toi and BOY, did I end up going down a wormhole while working on the photo and this write up.  The name of the outfit immediately made me think of the 1977 movie, Saturday Night Fever. 

    I know if have talked about my love of dancing before and it started at a very young age.  My sister and I watched American Bandstand and Soul Train as early as I can remember.  The disco genre emerged in the 70’s, my pre-teen years and I remember how popular the movie and disco were at that time.

    When the movie came out I was 12 years old and in the 7th grade and my math teacher started an after school dance club.  My friends and I could do the Hustle like no ones business.  Then at 13 we started hitting the teen dance club where we want almost every weekend even after we were legal “bar” age.  The wormhole I mentioned – it was hours of YouTube videos because you know you can’t watch just one.  One after another kept popping up on that sidebar and I just had to listen/watch and on occasion even leave my chair to boogie across the floor. 

    The Night Fever Blouse and Pants are sold separately and each comes in four mini packs that include 6 colors or a fatpack that has 14 exclusive duo-colors.  You can find them at Uber…and by the way..these great shoes are also from Avec Toi and are available at the main store.  Happy shopping!

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Doux – Elvia

    Top – Avec Toi  – Night Fever Blouse @ Uber

    Pants – Avec Toi  – Night Fever Pants @ Uber

    Shoes – Avec Toi  – Lua Sandals

    Decor

    Architect.  – Monto Vases

    [-BLUE SKY-] Garden Vase – Black (Flowers)

    Ariskea – Japanese Prele

    RMN – Lolita Sofa

    {What Next} – Black Blinds

    ZADIG– City Loft Apartment (modified)

    JA Media – City Skylines Backdrop

    Pose

    Foxcity – Spot On – Pose 7

    Tune

    You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees

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    You’ll Float Too!

    Featuring ZK Store

    Warning!  This may be a bit of a spoiler alert if you haven’t seen the Stephen King It movies.  I will start by saying that I did enjoy them very much…except for the end, when we finally get to see what Pennywise actually is, since he’s not actually a really creepy clown with sharp teeth.  It was not what I was expecting at all and Pennywise the clown is WAY scarier than that “spider” as I like to call it.  Before writing up this post I was “Googling” a few things and came across some actual text from the book.  We all know books are always better than the movie and though I have read several Stephen King books, It, is not one of them.  The excerpt has me wanting to change that.  

    Before I leave you to read that snippet I will tell you a bit about my featured item, the  Penny outfit from ZK Store.  Inspired by Pennywise, the outfit comes in a variety of colors including bloody versions, like I am wearing here.  It also includes socks, shoes and even the red balloon.  *Note- Your nips are going to show in this corset.  I have blurred mine out for this post.* You can find the Penny outfit at Shiny Shabby.  Now on to the story…

    George reached.

    The clown seized his arm.

    And George saw the clown’s face change.
    What he saw then was terrible enough to make his worst imaginings of the thing in the cellar look like sweet dreams; what he saw destroyed his sanity in one clawing stroke.

    They float,’ the thing in the drain crooned in a clotted, chuckling voice. It held George’s arm in its thick and wormy grip, it pulled George toward that terrible darkness where the water rushed and roared and bellowed as it bore its cargo of storm debris toward the sea. George craned his neck away from that final blackness and began to scream into the rain, to scream mindlessly into the white autumn sky which curved above Derry on that day in the fall of 1957. His screams were shrill and piercing, and all up and down Witcham Street people came to their windows or bolted out onto their porches.

    They float,’ it growled, ‘they float, Georgie, and when you’re down here with me, you’ll float, too–’

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Tram – H0928

    Outfit – ZK Store  – Penny Outfit (inc. balloon) @ Shiny Shabby

    Earrings – e.marie – Cross Earrings

    Ring – MIDNA – Drew Ring (MadPea Halls of Horror Hunt prize)

    Eye Makeup –  Izzie’s – Smeared Mascara

    Pose

    Stun Poses – Willow – Pose 4 (arm position modified by balloon)

    Backdrop

    VARONIS – Nighted Backdrop (MadPea Halls of Horror Hunt prize)

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    A Charm of Powerful Trouble

    Featuring {Old Barn Door}

    “Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
    Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
    Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and caldron bubble.”

    – William Shakespeare –

    Today I am featuring the Westwood Witches Set from Old Barn Door.  First let me say…IT’S AMAZING.  It is a complete, ready to rez, complete set up.  It also has copy/mod permissions so you can use the pieces to build your own scene if you like. I am going to include the creator notes here so you can see how much detail there is in the set.  I am also going to link here to a great video/vlog our blogger manager, Nicole Maladay, did and thanks again Nicole, for letting me share it!

    ✹This spooktacular set is packed full of fun noises, songs, animated mesh, and more!!

    ➤Click the Westwood witch on the right for a full animated show with songs, sounds and chilling spell casting!!
    ➤Click the animated Westwood spider to watch him crawl around the spooky, smokey porch & yard!!
    ➤Click the Scary Westwood Pumpkins for some scary haunted music!!
    ➤Click the House for howls, owls, squeaky rocker, footsteps, bone curdling laughs, spooky winds, and more!!*goosebumps*
    ➤Click the dead flowers in front of the house to turn off and on the fog!
    ➤Click the fire under the cauldron to turn off and on!

    ✹Have fun and be scary!!

    ●{OBD} Westwood Witches – 6 – Songs/Sounds – Click each witch to turn off/on the animation!
    ●{OBD} Westwood Scary Pumpkins – Click them to play a spooktacular song for all your friends and guests!!
    ●{OBD} Westwood Witches Home – Plays continuous haunting sounds, just click the house to turn off/on!
    ●{OBD} Westwood Spider – Click him to pull up a full menu and turn off/on so he can traipse about the haunted scene!

    Credits

    Decor

    {Old Barn Door} – Westwood Witches Set

    Heart Garden Center

    Heart – WF – Giant Black Oak Module
    Heart – Witch Forest Skulls 
    Heart Giant Black Oak – Copse 3 

    LOVE

    LOVE – Swamp Grass
    LOVE – Wild Country Grass – Autumn

    Merak

    [Merak] – Hanging Cloak (A)
    [Merak] – Hanging Cloak (B) 
    [Merak] – Hanging Cloak (C) 
    [Merak] – Matilda’s Broom 
    [Merak] – Sabrina’s Broom 
    [Merak] – Witch’s Shoes 

    Runaway – [RA] Medieval Fireplace

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    The Fortune Teller

    Featuring Cheeky Pea, Granola and DaD Virtual Living

    Always remember the answers
    come not from the rock, the
    teacup, the shell, or the cards.
    The answers come from you.

    – Gwendolyn Womack -cheeky

    I will admit it…I am a little in love with this photo.  I look at it and a story fills my head.  I have said before that the talent of Second Life creators, and my sponsors in particular,  make my job as a blogger easy.  If you start with beautiful subject matter you can’t help but get a great shot.  

    Today I am featuring a mix of old and new releases.  The Fortune Teller’s set is from Cheeky Pea and though it was originally released for N21 back in 2016 you can see how well it stands the test of time.  Still absolutely gorgeous.  It comes in PG and Adult versions and can be purchased as a set or as individual pieces.

     Next is the Farmhouse Fall Kitchen Decor from DaD Virtual Living which you can now find in the mainstore.  The pieces can be purchased individually or as a set and consists of Copper Cookware Molds, Copper Baking Molds, Old Kerosene Store and the Autumn Wreath.  I was originally going to use these in a different photo but I loved the look of them here and honestly what was part of the story that came to mind.  The mysterious, somewhat scary fortune teller…. out in the woods…with all those pans….for eating CHILDREN!!  Ahhh!  I mean that’s how those stories go, right?  Anyhoo…you can find these decor pieces at the main store.

    Last but certainly not least is the item every fortune teller needs….the Cosmic Kitty from Granola.  The Cosmic Kitty is available at the Satan Inc. event and comes in a selection of colors.  Each color set includes a decor piece as well as a holdable version.  Delightfully magical!

    We are in the home stretch to Halloween and I am totally feeling the mood.  Time to start watching all of my traditional Halloween shows.  My top two…It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and the original 1978 version of Halloween.  What are your favorite Halloween traditions?  Let me know!

    Credits

    Decor

    DaD Virtual Living

    DaD “Autumn Wreath”
    DaD “Copper Baking Molds”
    DaD “Copper Cookware Molds”
    DaD “Old Kerosene Stove with Roasted Chestnut”

    Cheeky Pea

    :CP: Fortune Teller’s Candles
    :CP: Fortune Teller’s Chair Brocade
    :CP: Fortune Teller’s Chair Carpet
    :CP: Fortune Teller’s Crystal Ball
    :CP: Fortune Teller’s Hanging Light
    :CP: Fortune Teller’s Rugs
    :CP: Fortune Teller’s Table
    :CP: Fortune Teller’s Tarot Cards
    :CP: Fortune Teller’s Zodiac Drape

    Granola

    Granola. Cosmic Kitty Bronze. Blue. @ Satan, Inc.
    Granola. Cosmic Kitty Bronze. Green. @ Satan, Inc.
    Granola. Harmony Crystal Incense Holder. Blue

    KraftWork

    KraftWork Cozy Sundry Lamp Dark Wood
    KraftWork Flora Hallway Folded Table
    KraftWork The Witch Hideout . Psychic Readings (Original Art) @ The Arcade

    Refuge

    Refuge – Candelabra Gold Grunge
    Refuge – LC Floor Candle Purple Lrg
    Refuge – LC Floor Candle Purple Sm
    Refuge – LC Moon Dust
    Refuge – LC Moon Mirror

    LOVE  – Travellers Rest Caravan 

    .:revival:. – Wood Crate Seat

    Dutchie – Gift: Euro Coins

    Fancy Decor – Inlaid Box

    MadPea  – Lady Kismet’s Secrets – Bowl of Bills

    Plaaka – Dried Flower Hanger

    Medieval Fantasy – Books

    Merak – Belongings Stand

    Dust Bunny – Wiccan Artistry Gacha – Rune Stones

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    Let’s Give ‘Em Pumpkin To Talk About

    Featuring PosEd Poses, ionic, {What Next} and Vinyl Apparel

    It’s been awhile since I’ve done a couple shot but I wanted to show off this cute Halloween pose from PosEd Poses.  It is a main store release that is also available in the marketplace.  You could also swap out the included sign for one of your own and use it for different holidays and events throughout the year. 

    I am also featuring some perfect, comfortable fall pieces from Vinyl Apparel.  The Society Jacket and Republic Boarders are sold separately but work perfect together.  You can find the pieces in the main store in great mix and match colors.

    Rounding out the featured items are two decor pieces, the Toledo backdrop from ionic’s Scenes Gacha and the Scarecrow which is a VIP group gift from What Next.  Happy shopping and happy Saturday!

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Hair – Doux  – Aysha

    Jacket –  Vinyl Apparel – Society Jacket

    Top –  Vinyl Apparel – Rubic Tee

    Pants –  Vinyl Apparel – Republic Boarders

    Decor

    ionic – Toledo 3 – Scenes Gacha

    {What Next} – Scarecrow – VIP Group Gift

    The Little Branch – Birch Espalier {4Seasons}*Animated

    +Half-Deer+ – Tassel Garland – Halloween

    .Florix. – Falling Leaves

    Ariskea

    Ariskea[Corine] Chrysanthemum [Orange]
    Ariskea[Corine] Chrysanthemum [Yellow]

    DISORDERLY –  Delightful Pumpkins / Ladder

    Hive – Pumpkin Patch Wagon – Group Gift

    Pose

    PosEd Poses – Happy Halloween Everyone

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    Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

    Featuring Avec Toi

    Why do people whisper when they see me passing by?
    It can’t be because I’m clean, baby
    Sunday it’s the only day I wear a shirt and tie
    I hear the word fool, fool but they won’t tell me why
    Maybe you know what they’re talking about
    Because where there’s smoke there’s fire.

    Johnnie Taylor – Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire

    Today I am featuring a smokin’ (pun not intended) hot dress from Avec Toi.  The Vixen Mini Dress is a latex dress with a deep V in front and a low, halter style in the back.  It is trimmed out in metal studs and a cute zipper detail in the back.  It comes in a total of 36 colors, sold as singles, mini packs or a fatpack.  There is also a set of matching thigh high latex boots (sold separately).  You can find both the dress and the boots at FaMESHedX.

    Credits

    What I’m wearing

    Victoria’s Standards

    Eyes – Avi-Glam – Heartbreaker Eyes – Nymph

    Hair – Doux – Mariah @ Versus Event

    Dress – Avec Toi  – Vixen Mini Dress @ FaMESHedX

    Earrings – [ glow ] studio  – Zagorka Earrings

    Cigarette – Dreamcatcher – Cigarette w/ mouthpiece

    Pose

    Stun Poses – Diana – Pose 1

    Backdrop

    Foxcity – Destination:London

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    Eat, Drink & Be Merry

    Featuring Lucas Lameth Bistro & Gift Boutique

    I just have two things to say about this photo!  One…how amazing and detailed is this delicious looking food from Lucas Lameth!  Two…who is cooking this in their first life, what is your address and what time should I be there!

    Clearly this photo is focused on several of the beautiful food creations from Lucas Lameth with the most recent releases being the Glazed Ham with Pineapple and the Grill Asparagus & Tomato with Cheese.  Food porn!  Fun to look at in the real world and in Second Life!

    Lucas Lameth

    Bow tie Hors d’oeuvres, Long
    Bread & Butter
    Butter Dip
    Chicken Wings Party Dipper
    Cork & Corkscrew
    Cornbread Muffins
    Glazed Ham with Pineapple @ Kustom9
    Grilled Asparagus & Tomato with Cheese @ Equal10
    Individual Biscoff Cheesecakes
    Jumbo Shrimp Cocktails
    Red Wine Goblet
    Red Wine Tumbler
    Celebration Grapefruit Juice Bowl 
    Celebration Grapefruit Juice, Single
    Tchotchke Table

    Artisan Fantasy – *AF* Harvest Cornucopia

    .peaches.

    .peaches. Kori Wine Set – Spilt Wine Glasses
    .peaches. Kori Wine Set – Wine Shelf

    HPMD  – Shrub02 – Red

    Heart Garden Center – Alder Tree – Sapling

    KraftWork

    KraftWork Fall Dinnerware Blue Place Setting (in Deco(c)rate)
    KraftWork Fall Dinnerware Corduroy Pumpkin Centerpiece Ceramic (in Deco(c)rate)
    KraftWork Fall Dinnerware Orange Place Setting (in Deco(c)rate)

    MudHoney

    MudHoney Milo Drapes
    MudHoney Pantry Wine Rack (Pantry gacha item)

    Trompe Loeil

    Trompe Loeil – Laney Dining Chair Dark
    Trompe Loeil – Laney Dining Table Dark

    Consignment – Catia Kitchen – Wine Glasses

    {Old Barn Door}

    {OBD} Fall Bunting Wreath
    {OBD} Lace Doily

    Roawenwood – Mulled Wine Tray 

    {vespertine}

    {vespertine}- Starry Fairylights Hanging / Warm Gold
    {vespertine}Illuminated Pumpkin – Tall /Jack Orange
    {vespertine}Illuminated Pumpkin – Wide /Neutral

    Barnesworth Anubis – Hallstead Farmhouse

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    Curiosity

    Featuring Serenity Style and The Little Branch

    Let your
    curiosity be
    greater than
    your fear.

    – Pema Chodron –

    We all know that old proverb, curiosity killed that cat, and I did a bit of very intense “research”, ok…I Googled, reading about the origin of that statement.  It is long and varied and I won’t bore you with it here but feel free to Google it for yourself if you are…ahem…curious!  Personally I think curiosity is a good thing in most cases or at least the way I think about it.  I am curious about things that typically increase my knowledge about something important to me or something that interests me.  Example, I am curious about history…I am not curious about the guy in that huge, giant wheeled, need a ladder to climb in, WAY too loud truck.  I’m pretty sure I know all I need to about him. Am I right?

    I do think it is way too close to November for this turkey to get so close to this oh, so sharp axe which brings me to my featured items.  This is the Carson Woodshed Set, a new release from Serenity Style.  The set includes the woodshed, small bundle of logs and the woodcutter stump.  Perfect decor piece as we move into fall and winter.  You can find the set at the current round of Man Cave Event, open now through November 11th.

    I am also featuring the Cypress Oak from The Little Branch.  It was first available at the August round of Uber and can now be found in the main store.  It is four seasons, animated and includes green and fall weeds/grass.

    Please check the credits for other sponsored items from {What Next}, |T|L|C| Home Collection, ionic and Sway’s.  They are previous releases but perfect for the season!  Details and landmarks are below.

    Credits

    Decor

    |T|L|C| Home Collection – Red Squirrel

    Serenity Style Man Cave Event

    Serenity Style-Carson Logs
    Serenity Style-Carson Woodcutter Trunk
    Serenity Style-Carson Woodshed

    {What Next}

    {what next} Vermont Hot Chocolate Tray (Pumpkin Everything)
    {what next} Winter’s Cottage RARE

    Sway’s – Sway’s [Pumpkin Carving] Stump Seat

    The Little Branch – Cypress Oak.v2{Animated}4Seasons

    ionic – Logs for the Long Winter (gacha item)

    Studio Skye – Skye Enchanted Woods v3 (modified)

    Jian – Turkey Collection

    Heart Garden Center – WILDWOOD Enchanted Autumn Pathway Kit