Monday, November 30, 2015


There I was, all set up and ready to take a Southern Living worthy pic of all the great inexpensive decorative Fall items I had found, and who had to go and get in the shot?  Reylan of course!  That man has a way of popping up whenever a camera is nearby!  Celeste and I are going to have to start locking him in his room if this keeps up!  Anyways, just peek around him at all the goodies I have found for you today! Nothing over $1L! And my outfit, hair and accessories were each under $10L!  Thriftaholic Mena strikes again! As always, anything over $10L is not listed in the credits below, but if you see something, just shoot me a line and I'll give you the deets.

A couple notes.  This hair from Little Bones is phenomenal!  You get 19...yes you read that right...19 full color huds!...for $1L!  Go get this now!  The dress I am wearing, I highly recommend wearing some leggings under it.  It's short, very short, as in my Grammy would have a fit, make sure you are wearing clean underwear kind of short!  I found some great leggings from my go to for affordable style, HOC Industries.  They worked great under the dress and my Grammy won't have to lecture me on things lady's don't do.

What I'm Wearing:
Hair - Little Bones - Scope Gift $1L

Make-up - R3i - ANY COLOR makeup set $8L

Dress - SimplyScha - Strapless Ruched Dress $1L

Leggings - HOC Industries - Shiny Mesh Leggings $10L

Necklace - SIMPLE - Leaf Necklace $1L

Pose - NOTBADFORAPOST - A Place I Go To $10L

What Reylan is Wearing:
Skin, Eyes, Shape and Brows - Une Belle Peau - Pluto V2. Gift $0L

Pose -  Poserz - Photobomb GT02, Group Gift $0L
He's wearing his own clothing and hair.

Decor Items:
Candles - *-*C-Outlet*-* - Melie Candles $10L

Pumpkin (front counter) - TB Fabrique - The Great Pumpkin $0L

Turkey - Eke's Junk Shop - taken and resized from the Micro Thanksgiving Holiday Feast Set

Hanging Banners, Conucopia, Wreath, Windchimes, Pumpkin (back counter) Welcome Mat (not seen) - All Free fom La Galleria

Gobble Gobble

Reylan and I decided to have a little fun before our dinner guests arrived.  Don't tell Grammy...she'll make us sit at the kid's table again!

Thanksgiving is about being thankful and for me that means being thankful for what I do have and being thrifty in my spending.  I love finding bargains, especially well made, quality bargains.  In fact with the exception of the casseroles, all the items in this picture, including my dress and Rey's t-shirt, are $10L or less.  Some items have been taken from other props and edited onto my own table.  That's the beauty of thrift shopping.  Finding something, even if it's part of another item, and making it into what you need.
See the credits below for more information.
*Note - Anything not 10L or less has not been listed, but if there is something you like, let me know and I will pass on the information.


Hair - Truth - Louisa, Current Group Gift 􀀃
Dress - Kawaii Tofu

T-shirt - Kellie's Krazy Tees

Sparrowtree Studio Poses

Tableware - Dekute Dekore

Candles - Lexlo Creations

Display Plates with Wall Rack - La Galleria - Gift

Turkey & plates of food - Friller Fine Furnishings - taken from the Thanksgiving Dining Set Freebie

Mashed potatoes & Gravy Boats - Omega Designz

Bread Basket - Sweethearts Cafe & Bakery

Casseroles - Eke's Junk Shop - taken and resized from the Micro Thanksgiving Holiday Feast Set

Pie - Indyra/Petite Maison

Hello and Thanks for Having Me!

Hey gals and guys...I'm Mena, and I'll be hijacking Aeva's blog from time to time to bring you some posts on the great bargains I find in SL.  Aeva is the one who got me into photography and encouraged me to try my had at blogging.  Hope you all enjoy!  First post will be up later today!


New Contributor

My friend Mena is trying to get into blogging and since I have one, I offered to let her use mine.
So welcome Mena!  She'll be blogging about the cool freebie/cheapie stuff you can find in SL.  Her style is similar to mine, which is why we get along!  LOL

Look for her posts to start soon!  She's hoping to become a blogger for Free*Style so I thought this would give her a good platform, and who knows...I might be inspired to try and finish off some blogging as well!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pardon My Dust

Flickr and Blogger have decided not to work together and have take all my pics offline.  I'm slowly replacing them so bear with me as I go thru and fix all the broken links

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fantastic Voyage

This post will be long on pictures, but short and sweet on writing.  RL has kept me behind on my 52 WoCC posts.  This past week has been a flurry of craziness and activity to get 6 colors shot, edited and labeled.  So without further delay, here they are...please let me know what you think...I love reading everyone's thoughts :) Check out my Flickr page for bigger individual shots.

Week 22 - Cobalt - I love this dress and have had it for years.  The design and the new hair from DeLa just brought to mind a torch singer from the 40s so I went with it!

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Rebel Hope Lumiere in Azure
Shoes: Designs by Isaura - Valentina in Silver
Jewels: Exquisite - Ella in Silver & Mother of Pearl
Hair: Dela - Mango in REd #5
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alena in Honey (Scene)
Lashes: Beetlebones - Dollface in Black
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky in Glacial Night
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails

Week 23 - Pistachio - A bit of a challenging color for me, but this Zaara bikini saved the day!

What I'm Wearing:
Bikini: Zaara - Esha in Lime Crush
Shoes: Maitreya Gold - Esprit in Lime
Bracelets: Sleeping Koala - Metal Stack Bracelets
Earrings: Untone - Drop Earrings in Black
Hair: Amacci - Tracy in Sangria
Skin: Pink Fuel - Ember in Honey (Cherry)
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Glacial Night
Lashes: Beetlebones - Dollface in Black
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails

Week 24 - Raspberry Glace - Soon as I saw this set from The Sea Hole, and the new build from 
Barnesworth Anubis, I knew they were a match meant to be.

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: The Sea Hole - Lichtenstein Halter & Skirt in Dusk
Shoes: The Sea Hole - Flossy Wedges in Dusk
Hair: Exile - Dandy in Rouge
Skin: Al Vulo - Julia in Dream of Midnight
Necklace: Sax Shepard - Harmony Necklace in Spring
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Glacial Night
Lashes: Beetlebones - Dollface in Black
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails

Week 25 - Unmellow Yellow - I love vintage inspired looks and I've been holding onto this great dress from DCNY for just the right moment and week 25 was it! I love the pop of my red shoes against the yellow.

What I'm Wearing:
Dress & Jewelry: DCNY BeachWear dress in Lemon
Shoes: Maitreya - Allegre in Red/Black
Hair: D!va - Miu in Garnet
Skin: Belleza - Lily V2 Med
Lipstick: Pink Fuel - Coral Splash
Brows: Tuli - Medium Brown Brows from Sara skin
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Glacial Night
Lashes: Beetlebones - Dollface in Black
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails

Week 26 - Rust - Once again Zaara to the rescue.  I'm not a fan of rusts or browns, but I do have them.  This Zaara skirt has been with me for years and is such a gorgeous example of quality workmanship!

What I'm Wearing:
Shirt: Sn@tch - Homemade Sweater in Black
Skirt: Zaara - Larin Skirt in Copper Rust
Shoes: Stiletto Moody - Zaha in Black
Necklace: iGems - Jenica
Earrings: Deb - Cabachon Earrings
Hair: Truth - Mini in Sangria
Skin: Illusory - Love-Milk from Culture Shock with Tangerine Lipstick
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Glacial Night
Lashes: Beetlebones - Dollface in Black
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails

Week 27 - Cadmium Red - I love the color red and anything soft and romantic.  This dress has also been with me for many years.  It's once again, yet another gorgeous example of people exceeding the standards of the time in SL.  

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Icing - Miss Hathaway
Shoes: G*Fields - Alex in Red
Jewelry: *Thorn* Art Deco Set in Ruby & Platinum
Hair: Truth - Allesandra in Sangria
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alena in Honey (Classic)
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Glacial Night
Lashes: Beetlebones - Dollface in Black
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Secret Garden

I never thought of myself as much of a yellow person, but after the second yellow color this challenge, I'm really liking it.

I know this color is a bit deeper than the swatch, but all know my's still miffed about Pueblo, I'm just lucky I didn't end up with some rubber ducky pasties and a pair of yellow wellies!!

Instead I found this lovely summery romper that just begged to go to our secret garden and lounge in the sun amongst the flowers and the romper!

What I'm Wearing:
Romper: Tiny Bird - Next Girl Romper in Butter
Shoes: Pixel Mode - Fae Wedges in White
Skin: Illusory - Love in Milk (Culture Shock item)
Teeth: Tuli - Teeth Tattoo
Hair: Lelutka - Knotted in Fire Top (color modded)
Eyes: Mayfly Liquid Light Eyes in Deep Sea
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes
Jewelry: Earthstones - Chandraki Set in Spectrolite and Gold