The one thing that used to annoy me as a young girl was the need for princes.  They seemed superfluous to me.  I mean, if the princess or young maiden just got off her butt and saved herself there would be a lot less naffing about.

I will confess that one of my favourite updated stories/movies is Tangled.  I liked her moxie and the way she welded a frying pan.  She also managed to help herself on many occasions and that is my kind of chick.  Of course the fact that the Eugene/Flynn was voiced by Zachary Levi made him pretty endearing too.

In my photo today Rapunzel is wondering if her hero will come back to rescue her from the evil witch, however she is also plotting how to get out should he not.  She is an independent, modern woman and she will scale this tower in heels if necessary!  Boom!

Pose Set:  {NANTRA} Rapunzel (Enchantment)
Dress:  Kaithleen's Chained Naked Dress (Tres Chic)
Hair:  RAMA.SALON - Onika Hair (TC)
Jewellery:  HUDSON's Clothing Co - Zen Hearts Jewel Set (New Release)
Lipstick:  *Booty's Beauty* Omega Lipstick ~ Emotion

I know I seem to be focusing on the outside areas of the RFL Home & Garden Expo but, believe me, there are so many amazing outdoor items this year that I couldn't leave them alone to not be seen.  If you are wanting to do a revamp of your land or home then the Expo is the place to go.  So many items and, of course, for a great cause.

I have included some other non-Expo items in here too as they fitted the scene and show that you can mix and match a whole heap of different items from a variety of stores and it all works.

The centrepiece for this garden is Sahi Designs:  Summer Picnic Garden Set (Hope 1).  It includes the main little house or shed, trees, wee animals, the barbecue set, picnic table and more.  Easy to rez and forms the base for your landscaping.  FUN!

Also I wanted to show some of the fab textures available at the Expo so I included a bit of a home-made washing line.  The textures on it are from Texture Me True and include an example from the following packs (left to right):  Soak up the Sun, Bouquet Bright and Florabunda Pale (Hope 2)

Whims-A-Plenty - Sweet Southern Nights, Wood Boho Stepping Stones (Hope 1)
[CIRCA] - "Chatelaine" Hibiscus Planter 2 - Contrast Mix (Hope 9)
[CIRCA] - "French Garden" Cuddle Blanket - Floral 2 (90 pos) PG (BUY NOW)
Thaino Designs - Mabel flower dresser (Hope 6)
Dixie Dandelion - DD Casey Wooden Wash Tub L (Hope 6)
The Olde Attic - Ye Olde Rose Cart (Hope 1)
[CIRCA] - "Sky Dreamer" Lounge Stump - Aqua/Lime Flr (Peach by Peace Hunt)
Front Trees:  La Luna - Nature & Art: Alder tree mesh LI 2 Size 5 meter (Hope 9)

House of Papillon - Moth Orchid Fairy Shelter - Green, Catnip Basket Fairy Shelter (Hope 4)
[CIRCA] - "Chatelaine" Hibiscus Planter - Contrast Mix (SWANK)
Whims-A-Plenty - Stone/Boho Stepping Stones (Hope 1)

Whims-A-Plenty - RFL Exclusive LiveLaughLove Planter (Hope 1)
[CIRCA] - "Chatelaine" Hibiscus Planter - Fairy Mix Hope 9)
Dreamscapes Decor - *Cleo* Cart, *Cleo* Crates H&G Expo Hunt Gift (Hope 6)
Thaino Designs - Mabel flower sink (Hope 6)
La Luna - Nature & Art: Fig tree mesh LI 3 Size 6.5 meter (Hope 9)
Exquisite Eye Decoration - FLOWERBED tra w BIRCH&HYDRANGEA (Hope 4)

So, yeah...trying to look cool about being on a hoverboard.  Ok, I am freaking out.  I am on a hoverboard.  My Back to the Future dreams are finally being realised.


Cough.  I am back.  Cool now.  New round of Men Only Monthly has begun and The Thrift Shop opens today.  Two events so time to get shopping.

Outfit:  N-Uno - Dylan Outfit (Men Only Monthly)
Shoes:  *UNKWN* - Cause For (MOM)
Pose and Prop:  **Something New ~ Hoverboard M (The Thrift Shop)

I was dressed in this lovely swimsuit all ready to do a beach-themed photo and post when suddenly I saw this crashed plane and then it all went downhill from there.  Now I look like I am out of a scene from Lost.

I found the pose, added some blood and "voila" there I am looking ready to maim.  So much for rolling waves and a serene setting.  Oh well, stuff happens.

PS.  Today I am excited to swap heads and be one of THOSE people that owns more than one.  I will admit I laughed at my timing as yesterday I bought a new head from GA:EG and then today my Akeruka head got an update.  Classic Arya.

Hair:  Awear - Ellan hair 1 (The Thrift Shop)
Swimsuit:  *dafnis - CAITLIN SUIT (Avangarde Round 6 - starts 1st June)
Shoes:  ..::ILLI::.. - Eva Espadrille Wedges (Tres Chic)
Pose:  Image Essentials - Bento - Ragnar (b)
Tattoo Top:  AsteroidBox. My Body - Top // RARE OCCULT SCARS
Blood Legs:  w6 - bloody leg (TTS)
Lipstick:  *Booty's Beauty* Akeruka Lipstick ~ Finesse

Head:  [Akeruka] - Mesh Head Elen Vers. 2.6 Bento (New Update)
Skin:  7 Deadly s[K]ins - HAWAI  [AK] face applier caramel (Ultra)
I m hanging about under the boardwalk.  I have a beach ball now all I need is someone to play with.  Hmmm, suddenly everyone has disappeared.  How rude.

While I wait for someone to appear so I can throw a beach ball at them, you can enjoy today's fashion items.  The outfit and pose are from the upcoming round of The Thrift Shop which begins on May 27th.

Top and Jeans:  sass - she bad bikini tank and she bad bootleg jeans (The Thrift Shop)
Pose:  .:Joplino:. Pose Set Ballin (TTS)
Hair:  TRUTH / Lake
Choker:  [Enchante'] - Choker Star (Tres Chic)
Skin:  7 Deadly s[K]ins - HAWAI [ omega ] mesh head applier CARAMEL (Ultra)

I am so excited today.  A lovely new friend of mine recommended a new bento head place for me and I went over and fell in love with the head and the animations pack.  It just felt like 'me'.  I only made one adjustment to the head and that was to make the eyes a bit bigger.  I am a Disney princess at heart!

The head is from GA:EG and is the Barbara Bento Head.  I also bought two emote packs:  Sad and Happy, but intend to go back for more as they are so fab.

Dress:  B E N D E R  SugarSugar Tropical Lime (On9)
Shoes:  [Basta!] :JAFFNA: Sandals (Recent Release)
Pose:  Pose It-Bridal Portrait (On9)
Hair:  *Tukinowaguma* Carlota

Lipstick:  *Booty's Beauty* Omega Lipstick ~ Emotion
Eye Makeup:  *Booty's Beauty* Omega Eyeshadow ~ Smoke Screen
Earrings:  ERSCH - Tifa Earrings Green (Tres Chic)
Necklace:  (Kunglers) Luiza necklace - Turmaline (On9)

Do you ever decorate or landscape a spot in SL and then think, "I wish I had somewhere like this in RL".  I do and today was one of those days.  Imagine retreating to your little hideaway in the garden just to chill and take time out from life and just taking a moment to breathe and enjoy your surroundings.  I think in this wee spot, that I will do just that.  Tea, anyone?

Mixture of items today from Chez Moi and Hayabusa along with a bunch of goodies from the RFL Home & Garden Expo.  Enjoy.

CHEZ MOI - French Country Canopy Pergola, French Country Table and Chair Set, Potted Plants (Ultra)
LOVE - Wiled Door - Mossy (Hope 1)
{LORE} Spring Birdhouse (Hope 9)
Hayabusa Design - Magnolia Tree M17-1 v1-1G (New Release)

~Adorably Strange Wares~ The Beltane Garden Basin -Moss (Hope 6)
LOVE - Wild Piano - Butterflies (Hope 1)

Simply Shelby - Wildflower Tunnel (Hope 7)
LOVE - Ancient Pots and Firs (Hope 1)

Awwwww, look at the cuteness!!  Sigh, no.  Not me.  The cutesy wutsey squirrel.  He is just gorgeous.  I want to cuddle him and take him home.  He is so fluffy I could die!

Sorry?  Too gushy?  It is animals, they bring out the saccharine in me.

My outfit is cute too and wow has Truth Hair done it again.  Check out the hair.  It even comes with a hud so you can have it behind the shoulders on both sides or behind one or the other shoulder or hair over the front of both shoulders.  Is like 4 styles in 1.  Clever!

Pose:  :Luanes World: Poses - The Pace of Nature - female pose (Tres Chic)
Dress:  Wicca's Wardrobe - Iris Dress [Sky] (Mesh Body Addicts)
Shoes:  ..::ILLI::.. Eva Espadrille Wedges (Tres Chic)
Jewellery:  [Avenge] Pollon necklace (Tres Chic)
Hair:  TRUTH / Lake (New Release)

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and it is just nice to be out and about.  I love doing home & garden items but I also love traipsing around sims looking for lovely places to get some photos done.  It is relaxing and nice to come up for air.

I have some delicious, smexy goodies to show you today and they are from Tres Chic.

Hair:  Opale . Boni Hair
Outfit:  La Gazza Ladra -  One More Time - Honey
Shoes:  :::NOIR::: Riley Heels
Jewellery:  - shanghai - Cubana White Earrings and Cubana White Necklace
Watch:  [Z O O M] Moylan Watch: Classic Edition
Pose:  :Luanes World: Poses - You have a Choice

I am enjoying the amazing items from the RFL Home & Garden Expo and I found all these beach items to throw together to create this scene for you to enjoy.  I hope you have all been over to the Expo because there is soooo much to see and it is also a great chance to discover some new stores or stores you have never seen before.  I know I have.

The main item here is Loggin' Off Home's Waterfall-Deck (Hope 8).  I have used it as the background for all the shots below.

~also Known as~ Beach Hut Teal RARE, Stool Crate Blue Shell B, Stool Crate Teal Shell D (Hope 9)
Whims-A-Plenty - RFL Exclusive Beach Coral Planter, Stool Crate Teal Plain, Long crate Blue (Hope 1)
[The Mesh Cloud] - Log Fire with Glowing Embers + Access Control (Hope 2)
~Darkmatter~ - Shell 2, Shell 3, Shell 4, Shell 5 (Hope 4)
Lunar Seasonal Designs - Western Reef Heron (Hope 2)
True North Designs - Saskatoon Berry Coolers (Hope 3)

.:Tm Creation:. - [LoveDream] - Blanket PG anims. Couple - 2 single sit. v.B1 (Hope 3)
Cleo Design - @ Beach Set - Hanging Chair Gazebo, picnic basket, Fruit Cocktail Table, Beach Towel, popsicles (Hope 7)
Lunar Seasonal Designs - Great White Egret (Hope 2)

{e}lusive - Garden Set with color hud (Hope 3)

{LORE} - Sundial (Hope 9)
Loggin' Off Homes - Waterfall-Deck (Hope 8)

This seemed like a good place to just chill and wait for the storm to roll in.  The sky looks ominous enough that is for sure.  I hope there is no lightning though cos I am thinking that standing next to a large metal object is probably not such a great idea.

While we wait for the rain I will tell you about what I am wearing which is all Men Only Monthly stuffs of course.

Hair:  :CHEVEUX:  M107 Hair
Tattoos:  DAPPA - Lonely Tattoo.
Overalls:  [Gild] - Overalls with skittle
Jandals:  ELYSIUM - Dude flipflop
Pose:  Le Poppycock-Unwind

I have some more RFL Home & Garden Expo items to show you today and these are set up outside the Mechelle House from Glas Houses (Hope 8) that I featured yesterday.  This is the back patio of that build and is a great place to set up your plants, outdoor seating and dining sets.  I have managed to find some items that go with the mid-century modern feel of the house, so I hope you enjoy.

Couch:  [The Mesh Cloud] Wicker Furniture Set Texture Change Love Seat (Hope 2)
Big Plant:  True North Designs - Lavender Frangipani Planter (Hope 3)
Little Plants:  ~Adorably Strange Wares~ The Bluegrass Back Porch Garden ~ Lilac, Tulip, Iris, Hortensia, Lavender, Hibiscus, Daffodil, Foxglove (Hope 6)

Birdbath:  The Olde Attic - Lady Claret Bird Bath (Hope 1)
Potted Plants:  [ Organica ] Potted Hyacinths (pail) Deep Magenta, Deep Purple, Slate Blue, Sherbet, Light Blue, Orange, Yellow, Light Pink, White, Light Purple (Hope 6)

Bench and Ottoman:  Raindale ~ storage bench and storage ottoman (Hope 6)
Palm:  ~also Known as ~ Feather palm in Creme planter (Hope 9)
Planter:  [Chic buildings] Portico Plants and Planter (Not in Expo - On9)

Bistro Set:  Simple Reflections - Breakfast Bistro Set (Hope 4)
Buckets:  Raindale ~ Flower buckets (Hope 6)
Rattan Pot:  Azalea Bluebell ~ Flowers with Rattan Pot (Hope 2)
Little Plants:  [ Organica ] Potted Hens & Chicks (RFL Blue) and Pail Potted Hens & Chicks (Hope 6)
Stool and Plant:  Love Everlasting PlantPets ~ Garden Cottage Plant Stand Stool (Hope 2)