Peanut Blossoms

“We wanted our Peanut Blossom Cookies recipe to have a smooth texture with a roasted flavor, so we used creamy peanut butter and replaced a portion of the flour with ground roasted peanuts.” ~ Cook’s Country

Peanut Blossoms

I have officially run out of titles and quotes today so you are being subjected to my topic of interest at the moment: Christmas cookies. Yes, I am starting now but this will be a banner year for cookie baking and I have made room in my freezer and purchased many pounds of butter and chocolate for the festivities. Then I give the cookies as gifts to teachers, relatives and friends here and afar. For example, Barely Texan nearly got down on his knobby knees earlier this year to beg me to send him a batch again. And Callie hinted around several times. For the Celebrity Auction for MadPea, benefitting Live & Learn in Kenya, I offered to send Christmas cookies as part of the prize, if the winner takes me up on it, he will receive a few of the said peanut blossoms as well several other cookies (which will title blogs in the future).

I also want to point out that this blog has been nominated as “Favorite Fashion Blog” in the Avi-Choice awards, which is quite an honor to me and my fellow bloggers who sometimes contribute to this blog. There are SO MANY fashion blogs for SL, so this is truly an honor, especially to be in a group of such distinguished bloggers. I would sure appreciate a vote from you and if I win, I will send you cookies. Click this link and scroll down to the bottom and up a bit to find my listing and thanks!

Peanut Blossoms

That being said, a quick trip to the grocery store to get hazelnuts, raspberry jam, dulce de leche, and several pounds of chocolate was in order, so I put on this hot little dress from Spooky Mistwallow (that includes a great texture change HUD with ten choices), struggled into tights from Alaska Metropolitan, threw on my scarf from Izzie Button from Gen Neutral, and grabbed my purse from Snow Martiel and ran out the door in my highly practical and sexy high heeled boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo. Yes, I always dress like this when I go cookie ingredient shopping—don’t you?

Peanut Blossoms

Umazuma Metaluma is offering a seasonal blush for cheeks and nose at Tres Chic, so I employed the blush layer over Nicole Button’s latest conversion to the Catwa head. I also used Nicole’s great eye makeups though I struggled with the lipsticks—they just didn’t conform to the lips the way I had hoped, even when I dialed them down. I also had to keep reapplying the blush as the lips overrode that. Not sure if it was a problem with the head’s HUD, the head or the makeup HUD.

Last, I want to give a big plus to the hair I am wearing which includes ANIMATION just like my face. Other people have tried this in the past but Thora Charron has finally made it work with mesh that seems to move in the breeze. I tried to capture an animation (and will attempt again on a future blog), but the side tendrils and the ponytail sway as if a gentle breeze is blowing on me. It’s pretty fabulous!

Peanut Blossoms

Hair: .LeLutka.Brittany hair.FIT.Swish by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin Applier: Egozy.FACE.Faiza(Fair)Catwa with Egozy.EYESHADOWS.Faiza.Catwa by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Blush: [theSkinnery] Winter Blush (Catwa Applier Hud) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Tres Chic *

Eyes: AMITOMO.Eye Collection 2 – 10 by Woomi Latte for AMITOMO, available at Kustom9

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :KR: Giana Sweaterdress by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock Couture *

Scarf: Izzie’s – Winter Scarf Stripes by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at Gen Neutral

Handbag: Bens Boutique – Fiona Tote Bag by Snow Martiel for Ben’s Boutique

Earrings: (Kunglers) Ciri earring – Copper by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Tights: alaskametro<3 “Kat” tights – Olive – Omega Classic HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro

Boots: Essenz – Oklahoma (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Peanut Blossoms

Persuasion

Persuasion

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness–that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.” ~ Jane Austen, Persuasion

Persuasion

A stroll around NevaCrystall’s Baby’s Ear this autumn, and I can smell fall in the air and feel the cool breeze. Good thing I have this cute outfit from Giz Seorn, a mesh twosome from Shiny Shabby that comes I several seasonal color combos. The fit is not entirely perfect to my Maitreya body but with some tinkering, I was able to get the XXS to work with some alpha work. The textures and silhouette are great so it was not out of the question. I applied tights from Alaska Metropolitan, who sells such appliers at a steal. And awesome boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo, also at Shiny Shabby, complete this chic fall look with a leafy necklace from Mea Carnell.

Persuasion

Nicole Button has finally brought her skins to mesh heads and she has chosen to fit them to the Catwa Jessica mesh head. With the straight nose and expressive eyes of the skin, it was a great match for this head, especially since Nicole includes several makeups with the look. My hair is MissAllSunday’s layered and tousled casual look for Uber, a “classic” cut that will serve many ladies (and possibly gentlemen) well.

Persuasion

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Chanel Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Uber *

Skin applier: Egozy.Mendoza(Fair)Catwa by Nicole Button for Egozy, available at Uber *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Chocolate eyes – Bittersweet by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Sweater: GizzA – Chloe Cropped Sweater [Cream] by Giz Seorn for GizzA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skirt: GizzA – Chloe Asymmetric Skirt [Charcoal] by Giz Seorn for GizzA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: Meva Leafs Necklace by Mea Carnell for Meva *

Nail applier: #adored – street smart mani {maitreya}by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Genre *

Tights: alaskametro<3 “Kat” tights – Charcoal by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at Anybody

Boots: Essenz – Bratislava (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose

Taken at Baby’s Ear

Persuasion

So Good

So Good

Ooh, you make it so good
Baby, somethin’ about you

~ “So Good” by Beat Connection

So Good

I took a trip over to Elysion to get a cup of coffee and listen to the debates on CNN. While I nervously sip my coffee, I am trying to calm myself by breathing in the calming atmosphere on the sim and enjoy the music on the stream. I assembled a cute look from recent events. Start with Sash Arabello’s stop for the Dressing Room Fusion, a great find available in three colors at a rock bottom price. Then my plaid leggings from Flutter Memel are one of many colors and patterns she has Collabor88. Sexy platform boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo give some sex appeal to the look while applier fingerless knit gloves from Alaska Metropolitan at Anybody are a very inexpensive accessory.

So Good

I topped one of Thora Charron’s newest hairs with Aleida Rhode’s gift for gentlemen at her sim. It includes a HUD that allows one of four plaid patterns across two parts of the hat for mix and match and it’s resizable so not just girls can wear it. A sexy choker from Kreao Kujisawa for Romp includes Open Collar scripts but has a sort of costume jewelry appeal that makes it look like a pretty necklace. Sawsan Secretspy has come out with another lovely skin, this one for the SWANK event, and I reddened my lips with a deep red from Constance Daehlie’s makeups at AnyBody.

So Good

Hair: .LeLutka.Echo hair by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Charlize Golden with .::WoW Skins::. Eyeliner 03 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at SWANK *

Lipstick: #adored – slayer lips – ruby by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (DarkBrown) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: Wimey: Addison Tank Red by Sash Arabello for Wimey, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Pants: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Delia Slacks – Plaid by Flutter Memel for Flowey, available at Collabor88 *

Hat: Elysium – Byron hat – L`Homme Mag Aniversary groupgift by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Choker: {Serenity} necklace red .::Cubic Cherry Kre-ations::. by Kreao Kujisawa for  Cubic Cherry Kre-ations, available at ROMP *

Gloves: alaskametro<3 “Amber” gloves – Noir – Omega Classic HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at AnyBody

Boots: Essenz – Stockholm (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Season’s Story *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Photos taken at Elysion

So Good