LeLutka Evolution Makeovers

I’m a little delayed with getting this written, since I’ve been sick, but during the Skin Fair I decided that Bre and Luke both needed LeLutka Evolution makeovers.  Partially because, you know, the newest technology so I have to get it lol, but also because it would make me fully learn BoM, to then help Luke and my friends switch over.  I’ve done a lot of tweaking since the first pic right after I got the main parts set up aaaaand I got used to the animations HUD (I swear I need to buy a magnifying glass for the static ones!).  So, first round, not my favorite and a particularly unhappy looking one:

 

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Luke got updated from Guy to the Evolution Skyler while Bre updated from Simone to Evolutions Erin, with updated Maitreya and Signature Gianni put on and Bakes on Mesh (BoM) turned on.  His beard is one of the added features with the head and out of a selection that LeLutka generously provided, he liked this one (and the sideburns almost meet the hairbase completely, so he was really happy with that).  I was stoked that I could still use my applier tattoo despite having BoM active, because it’s my favorite and the designer hasn’t switched to BoM yet.  Poor Luke has no tattoos yet, since no BoM ones are hitting his Celtic open-my-wallet bone.  *grin*  I had to change to a brighter red haircolor to match my wild RL dye job, of course (too bad it wasn’t that easy to change colors IRL! lol).  He also got new glasses since the old ones don’t work well with the new “skeleton” of the Evo head.

 

After a bit of work on their shapes and a super handy guide on MP we looked a bit more like “ourselves”.  (Naria Panthar also has some great tutorials regarding BoM over on YouTube if you are a visual learner.)

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And what do you do once you’ve had makeovers?  Go to Luane’s World and take sexy pictures, of course!  *grin*  She changed the regular sim over to Spring and there are so many hidden treasures in her landscaping that it is a must see destination, in my opinion!

 

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“We are simply meant to be…” – The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

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Wranglers – a country girl’s kryptonite

 

Since I refused to take off my new overalls from Addams (and an old Sn@tch lucky board system layer top now that we’re BoM!), he went country with the Rebellion cowboy hat.  It took some head movements and perfect timing to get a good picture with both wearing cowboy hats, so over to short hair (I’m a Truth addict, so it was probably harder to decide on which hair to change to than taking the picture lol).  I used LumiPro on both avatars for the lighting (seriously look into it if you want to take pictures; it’s totally worth the cost and if the other person accepts the light balls that you can position and hide, you can light up both of you with the perfect light without face lights making the nose so prominent *grin*).  For the barn pose we used: Ardent Poses – Entrapment, with Ardent Poses – Always for the standing one, tweaked a bit with the [HD]multi bento pose HUD beta v.1.41 giving a little help for our head tilts.

 

Once he logged off and I couldn’t sleep, I headed back over to Luane’s and took a bunch of different pictures.  I had been looking on Pinterest at photoshoot ideas while on bedrest and went a bit wild trying all the different country ones I found that I had poses to accomodate.  And if you don’t have an overwhelming amount of poses to try in your inventory, Luane has a ton of items with built in poses scattered about!

 

 

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Diversion – Book Lover Poses      “If you find a girl who reads, keep her close…date a girl who reads because you deserve it.  You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable…If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.” – Robert Pattinson

 

 

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:LW: Poses – Heart of Gold, female pose with prop 1    “Charm is more valuable than beauty.  You can resist beauty, but you can’t resist charm.” – Audrey Tatou

 

 

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Built in pose in the barn  “I don’t need to flirt.  I will seduce you with my awkwardness.”

 

 

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*~*HopScotch*~* Brooklyn 5    “The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.  Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one else has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein

 

It was so hard to pick favorites to share, since I had so much fun.  *grin* My top favorites are definitely the tractor and tree pictures, for sure.  If you like any items I didn’t provide SLurls for, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments and I’ll share them ASAP.  I just don’t want to overwhelm and look like a sponsored post, because this is all me (except for Luke obviously).  Luane has lots of poses at the mainstore landing spot and tons on MP, like the Heart of Gold I used, so her poses are in my top recommendations.

 

Between being sick, makeovers, BoM, and working on improving my photography, I’ve avoided sorting my inventory really well.  *grin* Oh, and one awesome tip, if you’re interested in some freebies during this crazy time of self isolation and quarantines, check out The Stay at Home Club SL.  It’ll help bloat that inventory further and designers have been super generous!!  Stay safe and healthy!

Niall Part 2

Storyline continued; please read part 1 prior to reading this post.

 

Bre and Luke then met his friend at the hostel in Dublin that they were staying at, and had a conversation that will change their lives forever.

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After some paperwork and a quick TP home, meet Niall Kincaid, the newest member of the Kincaid family, adopted from Luke’s hometown!

 

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Emma isn’t totally sure what to think about baby Niall, but she talks to him a lot. 🙂

Four of us together

 

After a quick renovation and doubling up on furniture, the happy mom and dad rocked a baby each the first night.

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“Hold my hand, Big Sister, all the years through.  Hold my hand, Little Brother, for I will always love and protect you.”

 

 

Credits for both parts:

Luane’s for castle ruins: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morning%20Glow/102/200/25

 

Dublin:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/177/169/27

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/131/66/25

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/174/207/26

 

Zooby: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zoobyville/140/132/23

Niall Part 1

We decided to change a little bit of our second life and created a little storyline to go with it.  Hopefully you enjoy the fun story to go with our little surprise…

 

Luke received an urgent call from a childhood friend of his in Ireland and after some brief discussion, Emma was dropped off to stay with Aunt Eva for a few days while Luke and Bre took the first flight out to see his friend in person.  Sadly, Luke’s friend had just become a widow due to a car accident and was unable to take care of their young baby by himself.  He reached out to Luke for advice and the comfort that only a longtime friend can give.

 

After spending time with Luke’s friend, until the traditional family and friend casseroles and visits started, Luke and Bre wandered around Dublin for a spell while talking about his friend’s situation.

 

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They spent some time visiting some castle ruins out in the country, as well, where they could talk privately.

 

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(So that this post doesn’t become super slow loading due to being picture heavy, I’m splitting it into two parts, but posting both today.)

 

 

Snow Fun!

Bre and Emma had a little snow fun when they predicted a storm warning IRL (that thankfully didn’t happen here).  It’s a lot more fun to play in world and not worry about injuries or sniffles anyway.  🙂

First we played with HopScotch’s Totally Tubular pose set (not all shown).

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Then it was time for Mom to try a winter sport that I’ve always wanted to try IRL, but know it’s never going to happen, via Fashiowl Poses’ Snowboard set of poses (not all shown).  I couldn’t resist a pretty snowboarding shot to finish up before Luke arrived.

 

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Luke and I went a little romantic with SamPoses SnowMobiel 3.

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We finished up the fun with Ardent Poses You Sleigh Me III, which went a little wild, but that’s what snow fun is for, right?

 

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After all this fun it’s time to settle in and learn how to match my head and body via BoM.  I feel like a total noob all over again, so thank goodness for the favorites tab to throw on my usual body parts and take a break!  As much as I love my Maitreya body, I admit that I’m consider using one that is fully BoM compatible.  Maybe I’m just tired.  lol 😉

Holiday Prep

Between the preparations for the holidays, the Kincaid family made sure to keep family and love as their top priorities.  Here is a peek at a few of their fun moments. *smile*

 

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Neck massages always help when baking
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Mmm Nothing is sexier than a man helping

 

 

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A Little Window Shopping

 

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Finding a little romance while ice skating at night

 

 

 

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Remembering to show a little love

 

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Are you ready to go to bed so Santa can come?
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Daddy Couldn’t Wait to Give Emma Her First Present

 

 

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Christmas Eve Snuggles Before Santa Comes

 

 

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Wishing you and yours happy days full of love and adventure! – The Kincaids

Pantelleria Fun

I finally managed to get one of the new LL homes that I will use as a studio and a “safe spot” when our home sim has trouble.  Pantelleria is absolutely adorable and I love that the “LL moles”, who do the creating and landscaping, have included neat little public areas to explore.

 

The new homes have a ton of options and I keep changing which style house I want from the different styles you can change to, not to mention what color schemes I want that are built in options, too.  So first I’m going to include a couple pictures of the current version of the house that I’ll probably change styles from pretty soon, knowing me *grin*, and then a couple of just fun pictures I took in the house with Luke.  Unfortunately I have decked out Emma to the point that I don’t have enough prims to have her at the house if I have any furniture or props out.  *laugh* Compared to the “ghetto housing” of the previous premium homes, I’d only be able to rez two mesh hair options in the house, I’m tickled to have a dedicated little studio instead of having to use a platform and rez a house with all the details when I want to take home-based screenshots.  Also, I love the sense of community and the opportunity to socialize when my insomnia hits, so I have no friends online.

 

On to the fun parts though, with pose credits at the bottom.  *smile*

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Pantelleria Front of the House

 

 

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Pantelleria Back of the House

 

 

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My intersection on Pantelleria

 

 

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Rocking on my upper deck

 

 

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Taking a Break While Moving In

 

 

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The Man Flu

Ladies, we all know what I mean with that caption and expression.  *laugh*

 

 

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Cute Close Up

 

 

Photography Credits:

Break from moving in by Diversion – Best Thing Couple Pose that comes with drinks and are all snuggly.

Man Flu is by Ardent Poses – Man Flu

Sick decor is by Second Spaces – Sick Day

The rocking chairs on the back deck are from What Next with built in poses with the ability to rock or stop the rocking.

Happy Halloween!

I thought I’d post a few pixel Halloween-type pics.  I love cosplay all year round, so I don’t get really worked up for Halloween itself, but thought it’d be fun to be a little more morbid in some poses.  Any excuse to let my dark side out, right?  *grin*  Photography credits will be at the bottom.

 

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Honey I killed the pumpkin

 

 

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He should’ve taken the trash out like I asked.

 

 

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Oh, Biscuits and Gravy!

 

 

And then one nice one…Happy Fall Y’all!

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Happy Fall from Luke, Bre, and Emma Kincaid

 

 

Credits:

Our own sim and background decorations

First pose: [KoKoLoReS] – Honey I killed the pumpkin, which includes the knife and pumpkin, along with the facial pose.  (From the pose fair)  In world Slurl

Second pose: GingerFish Poses – Hide the Body, In world Slurl

Third pose: +Mouni Poses+ – Scary Friends, In world Slurl

Family pose: SN (Something New) – Halloween Wagon, which includes fence, hay, scarecrow, pumpkins, and leaves!  In world Slurl

Lighting in darker pictures: LumiPro MP Slurl

Emma: Zooby Animesh: In world Slurl

 

Bre and Luke’s Fall Trip

Aunt Eva took Emma for the weekend, so Luke and Bre took off to explore Luanes World’s non-fantasy side.  It was so beautiful; full of Fall landscape and romance.  It was easy to take way too many pictures.  If I don’t list a specific pose, which I’ll attach the MP link to, then it’s one built into the furniture set out on the property.  Not all of these made it onto Flickr, but please check those out again via my Flickr this time, because I added a pretty quote for each uploaded picture.  If you have not been to Luanes World, I highly recommend exploring.  If you join the group, you even have rez rights and a group gift periodically.  There’s even a path to the left from the store with all sorts of whimsical fantasy landscaping.

 

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LW Pose: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/LW-BENTO-Poses-Never-Change-BOXED/16673021

 

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“One day someone will walk into your life and make you see what George Strait was talking about in all those love songs.”

 

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https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/EMOZIONE-Couple-Pose-Stolen-Kiss-BAG/17542592

 

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LW Pose: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Meli-Melo-Bento-Poses-for-LW-Dream-Lovers/16675548
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“I still need to feel wanted by you.”

 

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Loving you changed my life

 

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“Every time I’m with you, I feel so complete.”

 

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Snuggle Time

 

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Kiss her like you’ve forgotten any other mouth that your mouth has ever touched.

 

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“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F Scott Fitzgerald

 

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“I will freaking love you every single day even when I want to punch you in the face.” – Christy Aldridge

 

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Now we just need some marshmallows

 

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Fall means cozy snuggling and fire pits

 

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Your love keeps me warm

“Gidget is the one for me”©

You guessed it, if you’re of the right age…I have been watching some classic movies with Gidget© being one of my favorites at the moment.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s a late 50’s movie about a high school tomboy who learns how to surf one summer and becomes the male beach group’s mascot – a girl and a midget – so she got the nickname Gidget.  And as with all those feel good movies from the Beach Blanket Bingo© age, it’s cheesy, fun, and has a taste of falling in love.  There’s actually some made for television videos and a few other standard movies, but it’s summer and I loved the idea of having a little beach shoot with my own Moondoggie (nickname for the surfer she falls for).  I tried to recreate the spirit of a few scenes, but took a lot of liberty because I honestly just got carried away having fun.  🙂  The pictures were taken at Backdrop Cove, which is a super generous sim that allows temp rezzing and has some awesome props, plus it’s really photogenic.  I definitely recommend hitting the SLurl and checking this little gem out!

 

Early on in the movie Gidget becomes fascinated by the surfers and has to convince them to sell her a board (which is massively huge for such a petite little gal LOL) and to teach her how to surf, so I decided to have a little fun with that, since I had the “working on a surfboard” photo prop in my inventory (although it wasn’t Moondoggie in the movie that she got the board from, but hey).

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Buying the surfboard

 

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Trying to get help

 

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Sim designer’s prop that I loved

 

Of course there are evening bonfire get togethers, so I decided to play with the idea and use some of the sim’s props for that stage where the love and fascination is starting.  *sigh*  How can a girl leave out that stage, even when doing a RP photo shoot?  *grin*

 

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BTW James Darren played Moondoggie, so of course he sung

 

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Ah, those sweet moments of youth when you stay up talking all night until the sun comes out.  *smile*  With that happy thought I decided to end the inspired shoot.  Again, I definitely recommend checking out Backdrop Cove (just click the beach TP sign at the landing point) and have some fun with the scenes they have generously created for users and photographers to enjoy.  This Gidget and her Moondoggie hope you have as much fun!  😉