A Magical Morning Together

Luke and I decided to explore Luanes Magical World today and found this beautiful little gazebo. With a little windlight magic and a softer clarity, we had a magical moment of our own, celebrating four months along. We couldn’t resist a loving pregnancy pose I had found at Reina’s Photography and been holding onto until her bump really started to show more.




RP pose CP0028

We usually stick to the regular Luanes World sim and explore her landscaping (and maybe copy a few ideas when we’re needing to change things up *grin*), but I highly recommend checking out her Magical World sim. Just remember to use a default or magical type of windlight in order to get to appreciate all of the beautiful details and work that Luane put into the land. There are a ton of little getaways tucked into the trees, down the mystical paths, and behind light beams.

I was lucky enough to get the Abby Top from Whimsical Design’s that I paired with the maxi skirt part of outfit 4 from Bluebird Baby, which was the perfect height of crop to show off that sweet little baby bump for Luke to whisper fairytails of magic to. It’s a smock style type with ruched sleeves and a high-low style crop which I found versatile enough to wear with the maxi skirt but paired really well with jeans too, so I’d definitely recommend checking out this new addition to her LoveMomma line.

I want to keep this short and sweet, since it was such a magical moment that it deserves to stand by itself, so following are the credits (SLurls subject to change of course, but I tried to provide what I could).

Luke:

RIOT / Billy Bootcut Jeans – Blue56

{SA} Harvey Shoe Tan Leather [MENS]

+FCC+ I Need Sleep Mens (now ZFG store)

Vango. Bradley_Browns

Bre:

WD (Whimsical Designs): Abby Top Fatpack

{bb} Basics – Mommy Outfit #4 (bluebird baby)

-KC- AWENA SANDALS

TRUTH Zahlee – Redhead

{RP} CP0028 (reina photography) {Note: store is closed and shop is on MP now, but she has really reasonable pose prices and adorable family-themed ones especially.}

Location: LW Magical World

Whimsical Designs’ Lottie is Bringing Some Sexy to the Pregnant in SL Event

In case you haven’t heard, there’ll be a highly anticipated event for all those RPing pregnancy in SL – Pregnant In SL!

I was lucky enough to get my pixel hands on Whimsical Designs’ Lottie Outfit, which will premiere at the event in singles and in a fatpack. It is “a matching tank and panty set in 14 colors with lacy trim. Fits LoveMomma and LoveBody…Available only at the Pregnant in SL Event…”. I’m all for some comfy clothing, but whoa Momma! Not only is it totally cute for hanging out at home or with your partner, but it can be one hot little number with the right setting!

“I Only Have Eyes for You” or “She’s Every Woman”? I might just go with “Unforgettable” for this theme song. *wink*

Luke had to show a little appreciation for finding his wife daydreaming in this outfit…

“You Are So Beautiful”

I’m not showing pictures of marriage if there isn’t one of those awkward chatting moments. *grin*

And check out the back of those panties! I love the high/low of the tank, but that’s “one hot mama” there!

I had to include one of her sitting pretty without a bed or spouse involved, so you can see just how comfy this outfit also looks. *grin* Boy does it show off the bump stages perfectly too!

I can’t wait for the event and hope this gives a heads up to a few LoveMomma enjoyers out there too! 🙂

Credits with SLurls (remember, the event doesn’t occur for a little over a week, so no SLurl for that):

(Whimsical Designs) WD Lottie Fatpack (SLurl is for their mainstore so you can take a look around and do some pre-event shopping

[HD]multi bento pose HUD beta v.1.41

LumiPro (Lighting aid)

TRUTH / Zahlee (down)

TRUTH Labyrinth – Redhead (bun with side)

Luke:

RIOT: Billy Bootcut Jeans – Blue56

{SA} Harvey Shoe Tan Leather (Emerald Man – FabFree Car Wash)

L&B Swear Henley Shirt – FatPack

Vango: Bradley

Poses built into Trompe Loeil Kezia Bed and What Next Bedroom Furniture Set Chair, at private location

Quiet Time

With so much going on lately, Bre took a quiet day while Eva had Niall and Emma for the weekend. Between Whimsical Designs’ knee high sports socks and LoveMomma’s (available right there in the store) oversized jersey, yoga and some napping were a must. Usually a sports sock would call for some tennis, rollerskating, or softball, but they made a perfect lounging sock this time!

A little yoga on a mat from Circa

“Might be a baby bump, might be a burrito”

Sporty lounge wear can still be sexy and adorable!

Time for a little nap before Sis brings the kids home…

Credits:

Zooby/LoveMomma: Jersey Top; baby bump

Whimsical Designs: Sports Socks Knee High Fatpack

Built in poses at private location

Celestial Blue and Meauxle Bureaux

Last night Bre and Luke explored Meauxle Bureaux after spotting it on the Destination Guide. According to the guide: “Meauxle Bureaux is the home of the Linden Department of Public Works, a program focused on improvements related to the experience of living in and visiting the Linden Mainland. This intricate build was lovingly crafted by resident experts for all to enjoy, so come see the ultimate in shared creative spaces!” Since we love our LL log cabin and all of the incredible work that the Linden “moles” have done, we had to go check it out.

This was the perfect opportunity to dress up in Whimsical Design’s Michaela Dress in a celestial blue texture and celebrate the start of Peanut’s third month. The dress will make even the most pregnant woman feel sexy, so if you have the LoveMomma or LoveBody, you should definitely try this out! As the Trace Adkins country song goes, “You’re one hot mama”!

Meauxle Bureaux is a super neat place with a mixture of shops/buildings to represent the different moles, along with fun signs to read (you must read the obelisk outside of Abner Mole’s!) and uplifting landscaping. We wandered around for a bit before we settled into Abner’s Pub while chatting and camming around.

Outside of Abner Mole’s Pub
The whole area is so inviting!
We had it all to ourselves

We then headed back over to Luanes World to explore more of the changes she made to the landscape and found the cutest wagon with built in poses. Most aren’t well suited to a dress, so we are definitely going back in casual clothing and having a romantic little photography session. It’s in the standard area, to the right of the lane when you walk with the lake to your left. (If you like doing photography, I definitely recommend joining her group so that you have rezzing rights – not to mention amazing group gift poses. Just use “secondlife:///app/group/883a26d3-c506-65c7-a759-30eed75f6d26/about” in local chat and you ~should~ have the group profile and join come up for you, if I did that right. *grin* You can easily join the group at the mainstore near the forced landing spot if I did that wrong, too, so easy peasy. Back to the wagon though…

So sweet and romantic!

There’s a cute little cabin right beside the lake that we sat on the porch of as we enjoyed the peacefulness Luane created. We couldn’t resist a little kiss and selfie before leaving, though. *grin*

Something New – Absolute Perfection pose (the store is currently moving, but the old store is still open when I last popped in during a hunt. Luke liked this pose because it showed off the wowzer sideview of cleavage with this dress. *laugh* I promise that the front IS covered though, as you saw in the above pictures.

Before we left I couldn’t resist one last picture to show off the awesome technology of the LoveMomma fitted dresses. Once Bre made it to the third month the baby bump started to show a bit more (oh my goodness, how adorable!). This dress fits the LoveBody and all stages of LoveMomma’s pregnancy, so this went from a regular flat beauty and is gently expanding over the bump without distorting any of the textures (which some legacies probably have painful memories of horribly distorted textures on our old clothing, so how awesome is this?!!). It’s hard to believe that I’ve now been Bre for enough years to have gone from clothing layers that distorted over body parts and into crevices, over to mesh and then fitted mesh, and now to this new rigged mesh that is mind blowing in comparison. So yeah, I totally had to do a close up and show off how far SL has come and it was a great opportunity to show how gorgeous the texture is on this dress. *grin*

Can pixels get much cuter than this baby bump? 😀

Credits with SLurls, plus the store and locations have embedded links in the post too:

Bre is wearing:

WD (Whimsical Designs) Michaela Dress from the Fatpack

Shoes: –KC– AWENA SANDALS

TRUTH Unravel – Redhead

Luke is wearing:

Vango. Bradley Browns (MP Link)

Riot – Billy Bootcut Jeans – Blue56

L&B (Lapointe & Bastchild) Swear Henley Shirt

{SA} Harvey Shoe Tan Leather (sorry, I couldn’t find the active SLurl)

Pose from porch is SN~ Absolute Perfection (moving; this is for the old store so you can hop from there hopefully)

Pose for close up of the baby bump/dress is *EP* (Ex-Posed) Jessie 1L Pose (Ex-Posed) No active link that I could find

Bre and Emma’s Shopping Trip

Today Bre started craving some ice cream, so she decided a Mommy and Me trip was in order with Emma. In the matching Whimsical Design’s Mirabel Dress and Ruffle Tank Dress Hope Lace Darks Green by Whimsical Kids for Emma, and the need to feel a little extra feminine with a pretty dress, they had quite an adventure! Since Emma is a bit wild when not in the stroller and Luke had taken Niall on a boys outing with the stroller, Bre carried Emma and kept her out of any unplanned adventures. *laugh*

They say you should never shop on an empty stomach, so their first stop was for some chicken bites and milkshakes, although service was a little slow on taking their order.

Since it was a fully indulgent day, they grabbed a pint from the store and indulged in Bre’s lastest craving for ice cream.

Shopping at Backdrop City

Enjoying some ice cream and cereal

With full bellies the girls hit the road to visit Miamic Park and check out all of the changes. If you have any little ones or would like a really neat place to hang out, I sincerely recommend checking out Miamic (there’s even a post featuring Miamic in previous blog posts). There is an incredibly beautiful spot to snuggle up for a pretty picture, even!

When you’re not enjoying the activities or company, this is a beautiful spot at Miamic!

The girls headed home and decided to hang out for a bit in Trompe Loeil’s Bookworm Hideaway while waiting for the fellas to get home. Nothing like snuggling in a cozy nook with a woodstove after a busy day.

Credits with SLurls:

Whimsical Designs: WD Mirabel Dress Lights & Darks Fatpack

(Using the Zooby shopping HUD): Whimsical Kids: WK Ruffle Tank Dress Hope Lace Darks Green

Zooby: Animesh Ruffle Tank Dress, highchair with chair for parent, and cereal bowl

(Private location and built in poses unless otherwise noted)

A Little Whimsical at Luane’s

Bre and Luke took a little trip to the photogenic beach landscaped over at Luane’s World to reminisce over the Gidget cosplay blogged some time back. Luane has set out a lot of decorative pieces at the beach that not only bring the scene together, but they even have built in poses and animations, so we had a lot of fun exploring!

There is a lot of clothing being designed for the AvLove Momma Body right now and Whimsical Designs made what I think is the cutest bathing suit for it (not to mention it includes versions for most popular bodies!), so I couldn’t resist exploring the sim together while wearing the red version of the Brooke Swimsuit (from the fatpack). I’m not usually into polka dots, but the adorable ruffle totally made it feel extra sweet and feminine, while Luke loved the sexy cut for the bum. *grin*

After wandering a bit we had a lot of fun trying out the poses and animations built into the boat that Luane has out in the water. Some are just cute while a few are downright sexy. I definitely recommend playing with the windlights and checking out the effect of the festive lighting on the boat; just prepare to spend some time with the menu because there are a ton of fun poses, so it was hard to narrow down what I wanted to share of our adventure.

Had to revist the “Moondoggy” guitar playing from Gidget *grin*

“Come a little bit closer…”

“I’m totally in love with you. Whole, painful, true love. The kind of love that burns so intense it feels like an explosion of fireworks in your body…The love I never knew I was searching for, I found in you.” – ifthenightcouldtalk

“There’s something unusual about us. Something deeply spiritual. The way we fall into one another so naturally like our love was carved of the earth…The universe planned for us. I know it…” Beau Taplin

We decided to wander the beach after exploring the boats and seating areas. With the waves lapping at the shore, Luke took an extra moment to remind Bre that he fell in love with her long before they were ever blessed with a family.

As the sun set on our adventure, we were reminded of our times playing on the beach at Gale Retreat a couple of years ago. With the help of LumiPro, we have the perfect picture momento to tie our unexpected fairytale together.

Although the above pictures are a perfect slideshow of our beach adventure from the other day, and follow through the day nicely, I can’t resist adding a duplicate from when he patiently waited for me to play with windlights. There is something so romantic about the scene with the rich hues from the windlight kissing the shimmer on the bodies. *sigh* Add to it the sweet swimsuit and Peanut’s little bump, with the waves contrasting between the shore and out to sea, and I want to be in this moment IRL. *grin* Anyway, I hope you enjoyed our little adventure and if you’re into photography, this is the perfect time to check out Luane’s World, because her photo contest has a few days left still! Also, if you have the Momma Body, you definitely should check out Whimsical Designs. There is an awesome sale on Tuesdays and several outfits have matching options for the Animesh babies (the toddlers)!

And a few extra credits from our adventure (SLurls are from when I got the items):

Bre:

The Whimsical Designs Brooke Swimsuit Fatpack is here

Wearing Truth’s former VIP gift Bewkie

Choker: Eclat – Ari Choker

Luke:

..::ILLI::.. Swimwear Swim Shorts

Letis Tattoo :: Arm Bands Pack :: ABPACK13001 ::

Stealthic – Narcotic (Browns)

Poses:

Kneeling: K & S Poses True feeling pose 3

Walking in sunset: Entangled Poses; Ash and Caitlin (was at Pose Fair several years ago)

2 Months!

A super awesome feature of choosing the standard 9 months of pregnancy with the Zooby LoveMomma Body is that although I was down and out with Covid for nearly a month, our little SL Peanut was just fine and now that I am starting to get better, we got to celebrate the tiny bump Bre is developing!

I went ahead and made the belly semi-transparent so little Peanut shows right above the belly button 🙂

I couldn’t resist this sweet picture that just came about while trying other things.

I should be working on landscaping for Spring and really changing things up, but I spent the whole evening exploring new clothing options for the body, honestly. *laugh* It’s like when Maitreya first came out, all over again, especially since Bre will be in this body into November. *grin*

The adorable bow capri jeans are over at <MC> LM-Capris w/bow

I used the top from a combo outfit and the alpha didn’t quite work perfectly, but I couldn’t resist something showing that tiny bump. *grin* The full combo outfit is {bb} Mommy Outfit #17 (Bluebird Baby; also on MP), while I used the top alpha from Sweet Penelope’s Sport Top.

KC Couture is starting to offer a variety of shoes that include for Momma, along with the usual mesh feet, so I’ve been obsessed with their affordable options. The cute Awena sandals (not visible, but definitely deserves some credit!) from there have a ton of customizable parts. They’re shoes I’d actually wear IRL, regardless if I was PG, so I couldn’t leave them out.

Of course the Zooby LoveMomma Body (2.2) is available here (although locations may change as they get settled into having a whole shopping experience from child avatars, animesh children, and then the two mesh bodies).

And as I will use each month, the Belly Progress pose by Veiled Bae.

I couldn’t resist a little extra because I’m totally loving this free gift (mini HUD!) from Flrn Baby’s! The Lae Love Momma Top & Sarong Gift is so fun and perfect while I’ve been looking for the perfect bathing suit. Notes; this is a free join group, with amusing and cute group gifts, so it’s worth joining if you have a spot; but this gift also has no bikini bottom or alpha. So far I haven’t run into a need for an alpha other than some leg clipping that would have happened anyway with my AO and I just used the panties that generously come with the body (shhh *grin*) under the sarong.

I think Emma was just happy for a little pool time with Mommy!

Although I don’t post for Truth, I have a hard time not wearing Unravel. The perfect bit of curl and somehow accentuates the body changes, in my opinion.

As I continue to improve, I have so many fun things to blog! I found some cute poses for Luke and Bre working on the nursery, some adorable maternity clothing, and we even managed to wander a few neat places that we’d like to share, so lots more cuteness to come! 🙂

Love Will Find a Way

Despite a crazy RL lately, Luke and Bre discovered that love found a way to take them on a wild new SL adventure (as if undercover agents wasn’t enough! *laugh*). Thanks to Zooby’s new AvLove Momma body, Bre had an extra special Valentine’s gift for Luke…

Surprise!

So, seriously, where are we putting a third crib?!

(RL note: I am the “bonus mom” to “Luke’s” two sons and life didn’t travel down the pregnancy path for us, so we decided that it would be neat to go through a pregnancy and raise “our own” baby together in SL. Thanks to Carrie at Zooby and her amazing designers, we get to experience a version of parenthood with our own biological child, although of course the boys are a blessing and dream come true all ready. This gives a little super special adventure to share in SL. We’ve hit a really neat stage in SL technology to have such amazing abilities as a body that progresses through pregnancy without using sliders!)

How do you think Emma and Niall will handle a little brother or sister?

Aw!

Aw, look at “Little Peanut”!

My note: The AvLove Momma body, once pregnant, has a developing fetus that you can look at (It was hard to get a good angle with the built in transparency option, so I just panned the camera in for this shot, with it being just a little peanut *smile*). The body has a belly alpha with a HUD to control options with the body but also with the belly alpha, so if desired you can make that area of the belly semi translucent or get an adorable little “window” to watch your pixel baby develop! If you’ve ever wanted to RP pregnancy, this is by far the most awesome option you could ever get, and designers are really swinging into gear to develop fit mesh clothing to grow with the body and awesome poses, too, not to mention all of the clothing for the newborns (since you also have the option to actually buy the new Zooby Animesh Newborn instead of the AvLove Momma body and an egg, and then follow the steps to get pregnant – with three time frames to utilize for the pregnancy and an animated labor, with a HUD to pick what newborn you want [so when you buy the egg, you’re paying for a newborn to be delivered to you at labor]!). The store is a bit minimal at the moment, although there’s even a non-PG related body available as well that Zooby has developed, so I definitely recommend you go HERE! You can use your own shape even and allow the body to progress through body changes during pregnancy without ever changing your worn shape!

Another note: It is worth mentioning that like anytime a new body hits the market, there are limited clothing and skin designers for it at first. There are a few who were ready for the launch with one being Sweet Penelope (a brand you know and trust for your Zooby Animesh if you’re familiar with the Zooby Animesh experience), who has this incredibly adorable sports bra and pants in floral, with a quickly growing inventory of clothing options for the new body. The body has The Skinnery skin tones built in, and they often have sales for the various popular heads available. Bre has a bit of a skin neck line ATM because we didn’t feel that any of matching head skins really suited Bre, so I kept on my preferred skin and haven’t played with adjusting the neck shading yet.

Love found a way for Luke and Bre to be reunited in RL after 19 years and now spend both the rest of their/our lives together in both worlds. What an exciting new SL adventure to share!

Credits:

AvLove Momma Body by AvLove Momma (Zooby)

PG test purchased via body HUD

Clothing: Sweet Penelope (Zooby mesh clothing designer, works throughout all stages of pregnancy)

Bre hair: Truth – Unravel; Truth – Soiree

Bre skin: Glam Affair

Poses built into Trompe Loeil bed

Luke hair: Stealthic – Narcotic

Luke skin: Not Found: Ruddy

Clothing: Riot – Billy Bootcut Jeans

Luke Shape: altered from Clef de Peau. Body Tight Steve T3 [LELUTKA]

Lighting: LumiPro and FS WL

Head Posing: [HD]multi bento pose HUD beta v.1.41

All My Love

After losing a few months while trying to get the blog back due to problems with two-step authentication, Luke and Bre are back with life’s biggest adventure…love.

Crazy in Love, Always

Bre and Luke hit the pre-Valentine’s Day sales across the grid and couldn’t resist a silly set of themed tees in honor of the holiday. With the Something New – His N Hers pose that mimicked the tees, it was time for a selfie while taking a break from landscaping.

Credits:

Pose: Something New – His N Hers

Shirts: Spice Heaven (sold separately in male and female HUDs)

Bre skin: Glam Affair

Bre Pants: Neve – Minnie Classic

Bre hair: Truth – Serenity

Luke hair: Stealthic – Narcotic

Luke skin: Not Found – Ruddy

Luke Shape: altered from Clef de Peau. Body Tight Steve T3 [LELUTKA]