Bring On the Knits!

There is something about Christmas music that makes me unpack every knit, hoodie, and cardi I own and start wearing them, even if it’s only down in the 60s instead of actually cold. Apparently I have the same inclination in SL as well. *grin* When I saw a new item at Whimsical Designs along with a new group gift over at Carol’s Store, I couldn’t resist getting cozy in world.

Whimsical Designs came out with the cute Veronica Sweater in Glitter that comes with a HUD in the megapack (I swear that I own more Fatpacks and Megapacks than individual outfits anymore; you always have enough options for a seasonal look plus daily wear, so they’re totally worth the investment in my book). You can pair it with the Luna Skirt that is on display in the store with it, but I found that the sweater pairs with almost anything, and since I am in a cozy mood, I paired it with some leggings and comfy socks while hanging out at our cabin. The Luna Skirt is really cute too, with a sexy little cut up the thigh, and since Bre is so pregnant I’m going to hold onto that cutie for when the baby has been born and I can pair it with a cropped tee, I think. (I love versatility and am so thankful that designers are making mix and match pieces for the LoveMomma Body now!) Anyway, a cup of steaming tea in a rocking chair with cozy clothes automatically came to mind when I saw the sweater and I just had to share.

I really want to be in this moment IRL, in these clothes lol

I loved this pic that I wanted it to be my first, despite the leg going over the arm of the chair a bit, but wanted to show the sweater off a little better, so here’s one where Bre isn’t all curled up and chatty.

Like I said, super versatile and cozy! It was a blustery day in The Midwest, so I just loved how this turned out! If you get the Megapack, you get options for the green, grey, purple, blue, and a pink/fuschia. (Yep, I’ll totally do the grey sweater with some yoga leggings while setting up the new nursery area. I think it’ll be a perfect combo with more bang for your buck, or linden as the case may be. *smile*)

When I got the notice about the new group gift at Carol’s Store for a Winter Dress and saw that it was a knit design, I raced over despite the crazy region crashes today. *grin* Since the gift comes in Christmas red I thought I’d pair it with a set of Whimsical Designs stockings that has a choice of 4 tops (and can be tinted right in the AvLove Momma HUD too!) and some ballet flats from KC. By the way, if I haven’t mentioned it and you have an AvLove Momma body, I seriously recommend KC Couture for body-friendly shoes. They come in nearly every female body type it seems.

I’m not often one for a sweater or t-shirt dress, but it was knit and I’m a sucker for the cuteness. The hint of lace at the top of the WD stockings really amped up the gift, in my opinion. Thank goodness it’s not snowy quite yet! *grin* Anyway, I just had to make a quick post with these little cuties, especially if any LoveMommas are needing some cute clothes that work not just for the holiday season, but for winter, too. I don’t know about you, but if I’m cold IRL, I don’t want a cropped or ruffled top in SL, so some nice knits will pull me in every time, especially when I have some versatile options! Here comes the credit where credit is due…

In pictures one and two:

WD Veronica Sweater in Glitter Knit

{bb} Basics – Mommy Outfit #11 (High waisted leggings)

Thalia Heckroth – Cozy socks GREEN

TRUTH Solstice – Redhead

At log cabin on premium land; built in animations for What Next chair

Third picture:

Carol’s Store – Winter Dress Xmas Gift (free join)

WD (Whimsical Designs) Stockings Persephone Lace Pack 1 HUD Fatpack 

-KC- Dania Ballet Flats (Comes iwth color HUD)

The Old Bridge from Studio Skye – built in pose

LumiPro 18 lighting HUD and wearable lights

Settling into the new home

The time before Luke left on his mission seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. They were able to take some of the essentials to the new house, but the agency would have a service deliver their remaining belongings shortly after he left, which was probably good because it would help pass the time without dwelling on Luke being away on a mission without her for the first time.

Definitely smaller, but a neat home with plenty of room for all three children

Bre and Luke discovered a neat area on the property; wooded with a pavilion and Bre couldn’t wait to work on the landscaping and adding more Fall decor. One of the upsides to having a smaller home was a lot of land for everyone to enjoy.

After exploring some of the property the day before, on the last day they took Niall and Emma to the pavilion and Emma couldn’t resist taking advantage of a nearby hay bale that she and her brother had been playing on to feel the baby move. Bre felt like her heart would burst from the love and joy of this beautiful moment of the family together at their new home.

Niall was more interested in his thumb than feeling the baby move, but Emma took full advantage of the moment. It was hard for Emma to believe that Bre’s tummy could be so big!

The night before he left, Luke had a sweet little talk with Baby Bump in the soft light of their sparsely filled bedroom. He hated going on a mission with Bre pregnant, especially knowing how much danger was involved, and leaving them to settle into a new home pretty much on their own, but it was moments like tonight’s that he would carry with him for the next few weeks and he knew they would sustain him when he was worried about his safety. A precious family was waiting back at home for him, so he had to make it back no matter what.

Blog credits:

For Bre, beyond the basics:

Zooby LoveMomma Body 2.3 (paused at 7 months, due to my slow blogging *grin*)

-KC- DANIKA SNEAKERS

[FLRN DESIGN] – SHIRT MOMMA GIFT SET Pink (the short sleeved in the couple picture)

{bb} (Bluebird Baby) Basics – Mommy Outfit #13 (I used the jeans in this combo with both shirts)

{bb} Basics – Mommy Outfit #12 (the long sleeved top from this combo)

TRUTH Vanish, Paradise

Luke’s credits beyond the basics:

Riot – Billy Bootcut Jeans in Blue 56

L&B Swear Henley Shirt

Vango. Bradley_Browns (MP for store here)

{COLD-ASH} Mens CHELSEA Boots (SingleColor-Dust SUEDE)

Emma:

Zooby Child AV Sweater Plain Fat Pack

Zooby Child AV Sweatpants Plain Fat Pack

Zooby Child AV Sneaker Solid Fat Pack

Zooby Child Avatar Dallas BOXED

Tuty – SWEET AND PLAYFULL CHILD GIRL BENTO AO – Priority 3 & 4

Toddleedoo Hair Amelie V.2 (MP here)

[iK01] Mesh Eyes  – New Beginnings

Poses:

Bee Designs-Inkme Autumn Song gacha 6 (holding from behind in pink shirt)

**SN~ (Something New) A Daddys Love (edited for posing purposes)

{JPS – The Jellytot Photo Shop} Showing Off The Bump (with prop I added)

Prop: 22769 – Hay Bale with blanket

Just Tell Me

“It was really nice to have a date night tonight, Luke. It’s been a long time since we dressed up and went somewhere nice…It seems like we’ve spent all of our free time with Emma and Niall the past couple of months and forgot to take a little time off together.”

“Bre, it’s been a wonderful night and I hate to ruin how relaxing it has been, especially now, but I have put off talking about this for too long and ran out of time.”

“Um, Luke, you’re making me kind of nervous, making such a serious comment. Quit staring into space and just tell me please!”

Luke moved and pulled his wife into his lap so they could talk. “I know we agreed to stop working at least until this baby is a few months old, but The Agency called and asked me to take on a mission. It’s a big one and they said I’d be a real asset on this one…I told them yes. I know I should have talked it over with you back when they called, and I shouldn’t have given an answer until we talked, but, I just…I guess I felt I couldn’t walk away when he said they really wanted me to come back in for this mission. I’m so sorry for not telling you sooner and for agreeing without talking to you. And I’m sorry I probably ruined our night out…” Luke replied miserably.

“Luke! You didn’t ruin our time together, but what if something happens? That’s why we agreed to take a break and later on decide if we want to go back into the field. How long before you leave? How long do they think the mission will take? If they made you feel like they need you, then it has to be really dangerous!”

Luke looked down at his feet and then back at Bre. “I leave the day after tomorrow. They called three weeks ago and I’ve been trying to find a way to tell you what I had agreed to, but couldn’t find the nerve. It should only be a couple of weeks, but I know you didn’t want me out in the field right now.”

“We are handfasted and married…you shouldn’t have to find the nerve to talk to me about anything! We vowed to face everything together and to always be there for one another. And I wish you hadn’t put it off. Everybody tries to ‘live in the moment and appreciate it’, but we forget to truly appreciate it sometimes. I don’t want any of us to have regrets.”

Luke sighed, looking at the softly lapping water and stars twinkling just beyond the bridge where they sat. “You’re right. I really hate to let you down and have been worried that the stress could hurt the baby, since you’ve had a rough second trimester.”

“It’s okay and we’re okay. I promise. I’m scared about the danger you’re going to be in, but the baby and I will be fine, and the kids were always pretty easy going about us going on missions. I’ll ask Eva to come stay with us while you’re gone and it’ll feel more normal for them with you gone, then. Just don’t avoid talking about things with me please. Our marriage deserves better than that.”

After clearing the lump in his throat Luke replied, “I made them agree to moving us to a permanent safe house. It has two houses, so one for Sylo to live in, since she has lived in a home beside us for so long that I won’t let them separate you two, and then a place for our family. It won’t be as big or nice as our house currently is, but the agent who called back with the new home information said it’s plenty big enough for us, a room for Niall and Emma, plus a separate nursery for this little one. I told them I wouldn’t even consider it without making sure you all were moved somewhere safe, just in case something happens.”

Bre smiled softly at her husband, taking in his earnest expression and the little crease that always appears between his eyebrows when he’s concerned. “It means a lot that you made sure that they’re taking care of us in case of anything. And I’m glad you’ll be with us tomorrow to help start the move. Plus, you get to tell Sis that she’s moving!” Bre laughed. “Eva has grown used to apartment life and wouldn’t bat an eye at being told to move, but Sylo…she’s going to give you hell!” Bre rubbed her rounded belly, wondering what this new chapter in life will hold, and then looked Luke in the eye. “Just try to come home to us. The mansion isn’t what made our place our home. It’s our family that does that.”

Luke sighed in relief and then smiled in wonder at his wife. “I should have handled this better. Thank you for being…you. And I know I said it earlier, but want you to know I mean it. You look beautiful tonight, love.”

I hope you don’t mind that I decided to blog a little scene that formed in my mind when I decided to change my landscape. I haven’t written dialogue for a long time, so please forgive any mistakes there! *grin* I just had this little movie in my mind and when I found Luna te Amo in the Destination Guide…*chef’s kiss* If you like a photogenic place, you MUST check their place out. The group is free to join, which gives you rez rights, too, although they have various seating arrangements in the different areas, which I took advantage of on the non-beach side of the property.

Time for giving credit where credit is due (with SLurls embedded when possible)…

Bre is in:

Whimsical Design’s Isabelle Gown (It’s one of the older designs, but looks great without any clipping even during the third trimester, which I’ve found happening with some LoveMomma clothing from other stores, since the belly is so extended and some AOs cause the mesh to clip in the lower section of the belly during movement then)

-KC- AWENA SANDALS

TRUTH Vanish – Redhead

a.b – Amalia 25 – BOM LeLu Evo X (eyebrow shaper, eyebrows)

[Glam Affair] Cherry Skin [Lelutka EvoX] Honey (I bought it at Uber, but it should be in store soon)

LeLUTKA Avalon Head 3.0

Eclat – Ari Choker

AvLoveMomma Persephone Body (7 months along), by Zooby (straight from the NC when landing at Zooby’s:

“AVATARLOVE Store

  • Entrance to the right of Zooby Animesh Babies Store
  • Love Momma persephone – Full pregnancy BOM body
  • Love Aphrodite – BOM body ONLY , does NOT get pregnant”

Luke is in:

L&B (Lapointe & Bastchild) Gage 3PC Tuxedo Premium Edition Oxford Shoes

L&B Edge Business Suit Premium Edition 2.1 Gianni Version

Vango. Bradley Hair, Browns

And last but definitely not least, Luna te Amo!

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)

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

Happy Easter!

Just popping in with a quick Happy Easter, since I figure your email is full of these.

 

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Niall’s First Easter!

 

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That’s a bun bun and a baby chick!

 

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It’s nearly impossible to get kids to look where you want them to for a picture!  🙂  Happy Easter from The Kincaids

 

 

Pose credits:

Happy Easter: **SN~ (Something New) Happy Easter Family (modified to work with Zooby Animesh Babies)

Sitting with Emma with rabbit and chicks

Bre: *Serendipity: adora Sitting

Pose (used props): SamPoses –  Easter Suprise

Décor: {Pink Passion} Easter Décor  (The Stay at Home Club free gift – Pink Passion Gift)

Side Stand:

{Reina Photography} FA0059 A  (Pose Only) (Used differently than pictured in ad – Link goes to MP since I forgot to grab the SLurl; sorry!)

 

All utilizing [HD] Multi Bento Pose HUD (I use all of the time, so it’s well worth the linden investment if you’re into photography!)