A Sorta Fairytale

The weekend has came and went, just as quickly as it started. I was so busy that I realized I didn’t even check out Fifty Linden Fridays this week!! Thankfully I remembered myself and got in for Saturday Sale so I could pick up this amazing turtleneck dress just in time for fall!

Pose Fair is winding down, and this is my last pose fair post for this round. I saved one of the best for last, in one of my favorite new places – our fairy tale part of our sim!

Hair:Foxy – Charm – Pastel (Kustom9 9/2020)
Dress: Fashionably Dead – Sexy Turtleneck – Bubble Gum (Sat Sale 9/2020)
Shoes: Blueberry – Reachless – FatPack
Pose/Props: PDB (Poses by Dean Bourne) – Forever Mine (Pose Fair 9/2020) | Tromple Loeil – Bookworm Hideaway
Visit Pose Fair Here taken on my home sim

Anywhere With You

Recently, we decided to branch out and take over the entire sim when our neighbors disappeared. The other side was basically turned into a park / photo haven / dance area / fun place to play and ride our horses. It’s made for some amazing photo ops, and this piece by SamPoses fit in perfect in our park area.

I’ve been feeling cute and whimsy lately, which makes me glad there were plenty of Poses from the Pose Fair to fit my mood. Have you gone and gotten yours yet?

Visit The Pose Fair!

Hair:Moon – Molly – Erratics
Dress: CK – Wildflower Dress – White Flowers
Shoes: Blueberry – Solstice – Fatpack
Pose/Props: SamPoses – Tricycle (Pose Fair 9/2020)

Drake’s Details
Top: Cold Ash – Men’s Kenley Shirt
Pants: Cold Ash – Mesh holloway Ripped Jeans
Shoes: Cold ash – Men’s Chelsea Boots – Suede
Head/Face: Lelutka Skyler Head | Not Found – Chris (Medium) | L’etre horn mesh ears | Deep Static – Mason Glasses – Aviglam Enlightened Eyes – Glass
Body:Legacy Body
taken on our home sim

Kiss Me Before You Go

I love a good, romantic rainy scene. Meli-Melo really brought it with this amazing pose, umbrella included. This bridge set up at our house lent for the perfect backdrop for an amazing photo that I actually got to take with Drake as our schedules aligned!!

Decided to showcase a dress I found and loved from Saturday Sale this week and thought it looked great. Hope you enjoy too! Happy Monday!

Visit the Pose fair Here

Hair:Truth – Solstice – Jewel (Blueberry Collab 2020)
Dress: Decoy – Cordelia Dress – Foil Plum (Saturday Sale 9/2020)
Shoes: Blueberry – Solstice – Fatpack
Pose/Props: Meli-Melo Poses (Luane’s World) – Summer Rain (Pose Fair 9/2020) | Rain by Foxcity
Bridge: What Next – The Kissing Bridge

Drake’s Details
Top: Mossu Luke Shirt
Pants: Mossu Luke Pants
Shoes: Cold-Ash Mens Monk Buckle Shoes
Head/Face: Lelutka Skyler Head | Not Found – Chris (Medium) | L’etre horn mesh ears | Deep Static – Mason Glasses – Aviglam Enlightened Eyes – Glass
Body:Legacy Body

taken on our home sim

Into the Nebula

In the grand scheme of things, I’m having a pretty rough day. Lots of stupid little things have been piling up and making my attitude generally shit. Trying to shake it off, but it’s just one of those days. So, ignoring all my other bs going on, I went to make a photo. I loved this dress I just picked up at Kustom9 from one of my favorite cool costume designers (especially in the gacha world), Luas, so I went to Backdrop City and found something kawaii, neon and purple – and threw on my lumipro and went to work.

Doing photos is very theraputic, and here I am after the photo is done, feeling a little better. In the grand scheme of things life isn’t so bad, and I just need to work harder at not letting the little things get me down so much. It’s a daily struggle though because sometimes depression anda anxiety piles up to the point I just get overwhelmed. Thankfully I have my hobbies to immerse in until I feel better.

Enough about all that. The Epiphany opens at 10pm and I am PUMPED! I always spend too much at gachas but it’s so fun! And shopping is theraputic as well! So I hope to see you all there (but only after I get in! hah) and playing your favorite creator’s gacha!

Hair:Pr!tty – Lemonade – Vibrant Rootless (Group Gift)
Dress: Luas – Dani – Purple/Green (Kustom9 7/20)
Shoes: Empire – Kiri (FLF 6/2020)
Pose/Props: Foxcity – Spirited Away | EgoSumaii – Magical Orb – Nebula
Backdrop: Minimal – Shibuya Street Backdrop (At Backdrop City)

15 Years, New Heads, & Life

Today (as it’s past midnight) is my 15th rez day. I’ve been in Second Life for fifteen years and boy, have I seen some things.

I joined in June of 2005, coming here from a different sort of avatar based chat platform (seducity – does anyone remember that? Lawdy Jesus). Felicity and I were total noobs and of course the avatars looked much different then.

at Ice Dragon’s Playpen – MAN I miss Tringo!

I remember when I discovered live music. It was an amazing special time a few years later, and I fell in love with the scene. Back then there were hardly as many people and boy was the scene different. The talent was amazing, and it was lots of original artists who actually made livings off their sl performances. CQ was one of the ones I grew very close with, and I even managed his career in SL for a while. CQ’s recently come back and boy, am I glad. Our friendship has perservered over years, miles, misunderstandings and mistakes, and I am so proud to call this talented dude friend.

Me, Abi, Britta and Kenda, all at a CQ show together.

I was there for flexi prims, back when there was migration from system layers into sculpted and built items for clothing, and eventually when we evolved into mesh. Well, I take it back. I was on a “hiatus” when mesh actually came out. For a while, though, I was a creator of the cutest flexi clothing a linden could buy. Sweet Treats was born.

This was extra special right?

My life changed when was managing CQ during his second return to Second Life (we’re on the third coming right now, for those of you keeping track). He was performing at a place called Rhi’s Poem, on the Mai Tai Sim. The owner, Meegan, and I became fast friends along with her other right hand woman, Jinx. The three of us became inseparable and my love for them infinite. Jinx migrated from SL for a while, and Rhi’s Poem turned into Rhi’s After Dark, and then eventually moved to Idle Rogue and became an intricate part of that place. But for a while? I was helping run that shit. Then, I got pregnant in real life . . .

Back when the venue was brand spanking new!

After my most recent (which is like four years now) return to Second Life, I took up performing myself, and I still after all these years have amazing love for the Live Music community. You won’t find another group that is more uplifting, more caring, more friendly and ready to help and offer love. Is there drama? Of course. Is there bullshit? You know it. But in the end, the good so so outweighs the bad, and I am happy to be a part of it.

I love the friendships I’ve made here in SL. I love the connections, I love the growth I’ve experienced, and most of all, I love how I’ve grown because of it. I love you guys, and I hope you’ll come through the next 15 with me!

Since it was a special day, I treated myself to a new head since who knows what is going on with Genus. So, earlier today, I bought the Lelutka Nova evolution head and started learning Bakes on Mesh – I think I did ok, what do you think?

A close up head shot with my new head! featuring the cute Sady top from Chic Moda.

You Liar!

A little break from all the naughtiness to do a photo challenge! Adam’s Photo Challenge came back for the month of June, and am I glad it was. The challenge was to recreate a scene in a movie or television show, and I have seen some amazing entries so far. I thought at first I’d do something from my favorite movie, Lord of the Rings – I have the ears after all, so why not pay tribute to Arwen. However, we all know that I’m not a little right in the head, right? . . .

My current obsession during this pandemic is 90 Day Fiance. I have watched previous seasons but not religiously mostly because I didn’t really watch a ton of TV. Getting a Roku tv in the office though? My downfall for sure, haha. I started Before the 90 Days this past season and Darcy was on it, which just reminded me of the first season she was on with Jessie, and this iconic scene. So, I went outside my normal purple hair comfort box and tried to recreate it. How did I do?

Hair: Pr!tty – Rose
Dress: Candy Kitten – The Reason Dress – Unicorn
Coat: Bel Fiore – Diva Coat Fur – White
Shoes: Breathe – Ayumi Heels – White
Pose & Prop: Something New – Travelling Sisters | Move It – 2011 Panorama LX Taxi Van
Backdrop: Taken at Backdrop City

Music Inspiration Series – Make You Feel My Love

inspiration for today’s post

March 11, 2018. A day that will live on in infamy, at least in my world. A spontaneous partnership done on a dare turned out to be one of the best and worst things I’ve done. It was something special that lasted almost a year, and I learned a lot of things about not only myself, but others around me. I was both the happiest and saddest I’d been in a good while. And here I am, 2 years later, talking about it still.

It was one of those things that absolutely was not meant to last, but while it did, the only word I can use to describe it is “magic” – the true kind of magic that comes only when you least expect it, knocks you off your feet, and leaves you bewildered when it’s all over. This song can instantly take me back to that moment, that one shred in time where I made a silly half-drunk decision that changed my life forever. I am a better person because I went through that journey, and I made a forever friend and have only the fondest memories.

Hair: Wasabi – elenoire Windblown Hair – Fireworks (Arcade 10/19)
Top: Neve Coat – Fate – Lively
Leggings and Shoes: Blueberry – Dynamite Leggings
Pose & Props: Amitie – Fairlyand 4 (The Epiphany)
taken at southern roots

Music Inspiration Series – She Just Wants To Be

inspiration for today’s post

I’m gonna admit, I took inspiration to do this series from Trouble Dethly’s moments I regret series he is doing. While I have so many regrettable moments in my life, honestly the most defining things about me are my musical moments. So, I decided to recreate moments from my favorite songs, and the emotions they inspire.

“She Just Wants To Be” by R.E.M. is my first one. This song has been one of my top five defining songs for years. I mean, like most of my adult life. It’s my favorite CD, my favorite band, but this song specifically. “It’s not that she walked away, her world got smaller.” The words are so powerful.

I took that feeling of just wanting to be somewhere, anywhere, the feeling of growing too small where you’re at and feeling the wanderlust take over, and put it into an image. I hope you like it.

Hair: Pr!tty – Boomi (recolor) (Sat Sale 2/20)
Suit: Chic Moda – Soriya Bodysuit – Plum (Belle 2/20)
Shoes: Breathe – Takumi Heels
Pose & Props: Foxcity – Melancholo (Sat Sale 2/20) | Something New – Traveling Sisters
taken at backdrop city

Reflections In the Morning

I’ve been on a musical hiatus for about two months, ever since I sliced my fingers open the day after Thanksgiving and had to get stitches. I saw this pose set at Shiny Shabby and was excited, that even if I can’t play in real life I can make it look like I can in SL. I found a little spot on our Idle Rogue community that was set up for quiet reflection and cuddles, and thus this photo was born.

Hit up Uber and I have to say, I find myself buying less and less. But this top was super cute and Sassy has once again killed it. It goes perfect with these pants, and hey – there’s a new mainstore Truth release so you know I had to go cop that real fast.

Today I have to start getting Relay for Life stuff more organized! If you are looking to help out and/or sponsor an event, please let me know!

Hair: Truth – Opium – Jewel (Mainstore Release 1/20)
Top: Chic Moda – Ettie Heart Top – Plum (Uber 1/20)
Bottom: Neve Pant – Iron Plaid
Shoes: Breathe – Berry Purple (Sat Sale 1/20)
Pose & Props: Secret Poses – Bohemia (Shiny Shabby 1/20)
taken at a cuddle nook on the idle rogue sim

Twinkle, Twinkle . . .

This has been my first photo in what feels like forever. I want to talk about some stuff going on in my life, but first I should update – I went on a week vacation to Ohio to visit with my family and got back last Thursday. Friday afternoon I was in the ER and subsequently in the hospital with massive kidney stone that took two total procedures over the course of a week to get me back to better health. I’m doing fine, and coming back to do my first show in 2 weeks here in Second Life. Things are finally (physically and RL) returning to normal.

Two days ago I lost someone that was very important to me. It was in the same fashion as I’d seen her cut out other people when they failed to offer anything she needed, and looking back I realized that there was a lot of using going on, so I’m going to be okay with not having that “support” in the future. The thing that I do have, is a group of absolutely wonderful people I can lean on at any time and we would do anything for each other, so the loss of someone so fake and sad isn’t going to hurt me in the long run. This will be the last time I publicly address this, so if for some reason she sees it, she can just keep me blocked cause there’s no going back from the shit she put me through. =)

C88 was full of galaxy and stardust stuff for their anniversary, but this “Twinkle” deco was too much to pass up since that’s the nickname that Troy has for me. So, this photo is really for him and to thank him and my management team for putting up with me and supporting me daily. I love all of you so much!

Hair: Magika – Rose
Dress: Clef de Peau – Plisse Dress – Flore (FLF 8/19)
Shoes: RealEvil Fiore Barefoot Sandals Fameshed 8/19)
Jewelry: Izzie’s – Say It With A Bracelet (Best bitches) – L Wrist // E. Marie – Camila Bracelets – Rose gold – R Wrist // Supernatural – Karina Choker Silver // EarthStones – Music of the Heart II Necklace- Soul Trio // Swallow – Princess Face Jewelry and Bento Rings AND ears
Prop/Pose: Foxcity: Dream Sequence
In the Background: Second Spaces – Stardust – Twinkle White (C88 8/19)
taken at my houseboat