I Will Be Back…Soon

Just to let my readers know that I will be gone from the blog for another month or so. Due to real life circumstances I have been away from home. If you read my post on why I relay you will have a good idea as to where I am and what I am doing. To say that full time caregivers aren’t given enough credit would be an understatement! I am glad my personal life allows me this time to be here for my parents and help them through this, along with my siblings. Hopefully things will resume as usual in a month or so, but if not please be patient with me. And for those of you who are the solo caregivers to an ailing family member or friend, You are amazing and doing a fabulous job!

Silent Reflection

I have been doing a lot of thinking during this Fantasy Faire and it’s not just because of the quest for a change (more coming on that in another post). I have been spending the days as one of the caregivers (okay so I am a glorified babysitter at the moment) to my father who is currently battling cancer. And it is a terrible thing for anyone to have to do. But that is why we relay and why the Faire is important, because not everyone has the ability to travel and help family in a time of need.

I will stop going on about all that, because this outfit is beautiful and should be the star of this post. I think I found the perfect spot on one of the Faire regions for my photos. It is gorgeous and glowing, oh and don’t forget magical. I mean there are waterfalls and unicorns! I am going to head off now. I have more photos to take and posts to write!

Credits

Outfit: -JELLY- Hera – ( at The Fantasy Faire)

Flower Crown: Ariskea [MotherEarth] Rouge Roses Crown 3

Hair: DOUX – Brienne Hairstyle

Head: LeLUTKA Avalon Head

Head Applier: DeeTaleZ Skin *Summer* for LELEVOX / BROWS: black/ Nordic

Freckles: DeeTaleZ MU *Freckles – Light Skin* for LELUTKA EVOX

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3

Poses: Hera Aphrodite and Hera Blossom

Photos taken at The Living Echoes

His Little Mermaid

For those of you who have followed me through my various blog iterations you might remember me doing a photo/story long ago about a man rescuing a mermaid. If not, well I once wrote a little tale about a man rescuing a mermaid, or at least he thought he was rescuing her. Even my own memories of it are vague at best. That however is neither here nor there, but what is relevant is the bathtub. You see when I saw this bathtub along with the mermaid tail applier I had flashbacks to those photos and I wanted to sort of recreate them.

Here is his little mermaid getting herself all cleaned up and properly hydrated in the bath. Some mermaids can walk on land because their tails will morph into legs, while others are forever finned. This little mermaid is forever finned in her purple scales.

She does have a friend who will happily blow bubbles in the bathtub with her, and other silly things too. But this isn’t about him and his ability to amuse a little mermaid, it’s all about her, and her bathtub.

Credits

Tail: Cynefin ~ Nemissa Base Set {LARA}

Tail Applier: ~FHHS~ Nemissa BOM Tail Skin Base- FantaSEA (RFL Vendor)( @ Fantasy Faire)

Hair: DOUX – Sophie Hairstyle [M]

Head: LeLUTKA Avalon Head

Head Applier: (Enfer Sombre*) LeLutka EvoX Skin – Peach – Astrid

Eyebrows: Izzie’s – LeL Evo X – 19 Eyebrows (soft arch) purple

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3

Bathtub: (Artisan Antiques) Metal Bathtub – PG ( at Fantasy Faire)

Plant: Mithral * Tall Monstera Adansonii (Pack B)

Why I Relay at Fantasy Faire

This year when Fantasy Faire opened I was on the road traveling from my home to my parents home. The reason for my travel is related to the purpose of Fantasy Faire and that is to raise money in the fight against cancer. Below you will find the reason for why I relay and who I relay for this year and all the years to come.

Every year as part of the Fantasy Faire people are asked why the relay and every year I skip this part. To be honest it’s usually because I feel like my reasons are lame, donating to charity makes me feel good. I like feeling like a good and nice human being.

This is different. This year I have a reason to relay, or rather a person to relay for. Earlier this year my greatest supporter in life, my dad, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I always thought of my dad as some sort of immortal superhero. Never did I think that after all he has been and done would cancer be the thing to take him from us. He served in the military during Vietnam, was a volunteer EMT, worked for our hometown’s historical society and a whole lot of other good works. He’s one of those people who you think should be allowed to pass of old age peacefully in their sleep. While I write this he is still with us, but no one really knows how much longer that will be for. I know that for me personally the world will seem a little dimmer when his light is gone from it.

In fact, I am currently living out of a hotel just a few minutes away from my parents’ house. Prior to the fair starting I made the decision, with my family, to drive the 17 hours to be with my parents and to help and support them in any way I can. Lately it seems that help is to run and get my dad a chocolate milkshake which is one of the only things he will eat right now. The whispered conversations between my mom, my sister and I are ones I never thought I would ever have, and no one should ever have to have. Seeing someone you love so much be beaten down by this malevolent force is something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. So, if you, like myself and many others, want to help put an end to this terrible monster, then please visit the Faire and shop or even just toss some lindens into one of the donation kiosks. Seriously even if it’s just one linden those add up fast when thousands of people do it.

That being said, this year and every year after I will relay for my dad, my hero, and the man who has always loved me no matter what mistakes I have made.

Celebrating

So this is what happens when two friends get high together, silly photos and fun ensue. I mean to be fair it was already 4/20 for one of us and it wasn’t me. Though by the time we parted it was for both of us, so there is that. Now I know there are some out there that from on the use of jazz cabbage, but no one needs that kind of negativity in their life. Just say no to Captain Buzzkill. All kidding aside I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful day whether you blaze up or not.

And because I am vain here is a picture of my outfit and appropriate accessories.

Credits

Dress: ERSCH – Alice Dress pat -hemp- (marketplace)

Bracelets: RAWR! Mary Jane Set Maitreya

Earrings: RAWR! Mary Jane HUMAN FEMALE EvoX Earrings

Shoes: [BREATHE]-Feng Su Heels-M.Lara-Green

Hair: DOUX – Silent Hairstyle

Head: LeLUTKA Avalon Head

Head Applier: [Heaux] Ellie – Browless – Beige

Eyebrows: Izzie’s – LeL Evo X – 05 Eyebrows (soft arch) light brown

Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 “Autumn Mist” eyeshadow 01 raw

Lipgloss: CAZIMI: Juicy EvoX Gloss – 1 – 100%

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3

Nails: RAWR! Mary Jane Nails Maitreya

Couch Pose: – space cadet – sky high

Couch: Scarlet Creative Monteverde White Sofa

Table: Scarlet Creative Monteverde Coffee Table

420 treats: [Bad Unicorn] Baked Baked Goods Set

Rug: Scarlet Creative Monteverde Rug – Pattern Blue

Solo poses: space cadet – weed&coffee.f

If you would like to know what my friend was wearing let me know and I can ask him, but I make no promises he will remember.

Floating Along

Think of this as the calm before the storm. What storm you ask? Why the storm of Fantasy Faire related posts that are about to be flooding this blog! What can I say, Fantasy Faire is one of my absolute favorite things and I look forward to it every year. Calling it an event seems to make it feel so…small. There is nothing little about the Faire, from the enchanting sims to the FaireChylde where you can listen to awesome music to the various shenanigans that happen all over. However the most important part of all is that the Fantasy Faire is at its heart a Relay For Life fundraiser. The Faire opens on Thursday so keep an eye out for all the landmarks and everything that I will be hitting you with when the doors officially open. Oh and if you can’t wait till then, head over to the official page and maybe give the Fantasy Faire radio a listen.

Credits

Dress: :: ANTAYA :: Tunic and flowers “Mimi” RED-YELLOW

Shoes:  lassitude & ennui Dryad boots – green (at We ❤ Roleplay)

Antlers: {Acios} Gaia Antlers

Hair: Exile:: Carina (A)

Head: LeLUTKA Avalon Head

Head Applier: (Enfer Sombre*) LeLutka EvoX Skin – Peach – Astrid

Freckles: (Enfer Sombre*) LeLutka EvoX – Freckles – Luna {A}

Eyeshadow: Veechi – Flirty Shadow Light [Evo X] Green

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3

Flowers: Fundati’s Chamomile Flowers W/Grass

Poses: Serendipity – adalene

Research is hard work

I actually do love doing research on different subjects, sadly that was not the case when I was in school and could have really used the drive. Last week there was no research being done, mostly due to the fact that my entire household was hit with the ick. But that has nothing to do with my look today. I took a trip to The Engine Room and found myself some goodies! I am not too knowledgeable in the whole steampunk aesthetic, but I did a little research and cobbled together this look.

I make a pretty cute little research assistant don’t you think? Maybe I need more gears and steam pipes and things for a fuller steampunk look, but like I said it’s not something I am very well versed in. I guess I should do some more research into it. Oh and get ready for a lot more fantastical looks as my favorite event of the year is approaching quickly, but more on that later!

Credits

Top: *:..Silvery K..:*Steam Scientia(jacket)Brown ( at The Engine Room)

Pants: lassitude & ennui Vintage striped pants – brown ( at The Engine Room)

Boots: lassitude & ennui Zornhau boots brown

Glasses: Air_Unnr Glasses_silver_CM* ( at The Engine Room)

Hair: KMH – Hair F191 Rigged ( at The Engine Room)

Head: LeLUTKA Avalon Head

Head Applier: (Enfer Sombre*) LeLutka EvoX Skin – Peach – Astrid

Freckles: (Enfer Sombre*) LeLutka EvoX – Freckles – Luna {A}

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3

Books (holding): LORIEN HOLD OLD BOOKS 2 Up. (marketplace)

Background: MINIMAL – Lecturas Backdrop -Hall-

Books: Titans – The Book Piles – BOX

I’m a Cow

If you didn’t guess I am referencing the Doja Cat song. This song was actually introduced to me by a friend and after hearing it I knew I needed to have my own cow moment. I don’t know why but whenever I am in a foul mood (I really had to restrain myself from a cow pun there) this song makes me giggle. I may have also just used it an an excuse to buy something I normally don’t, animal print!

Sometimes in life you come across a judgemental cow, like this one. I am not sure what this heffer’s issue is with me, but that is her problem not mine. Unless maybe she is eyeballing my flower tattoo thinking it would make a tasting snack, in that case I better move (ugh so many chances missed for puns) quickly.

Credits

Top: Stories&Co. Maddie Crop Top – Black&Latex / Lara

Pants: AsteroidBox. Nicole Pants – Maitreya – Cow

Hair: Exile:: Shiloh

Head: LeLUTKA Avalon Head

Head Applier: (Enfer Sombre*) LeLutka EvoX Skin – Peach – Astrid

Freckles: (Enfer Sombre*) LeLutka EvoX – Freckles – Luna {A}

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3

Tattoos: *Rainbow Sundae* Wildflower –

Poses: Foxcity – Babe

Photos taken at Studland Bay

Nightmare Doll

I recently threw together this look and one of my friends commented that I looked like a doll someone left in an attic. I am not sure if it was meant as an insult or a compliment, but I took it as the latter. What can I say sometimes I want to be someone else’s nightmare. And I have been on that darkness kick lately, so it fit right in!

Do you want to come and play with me? I could use a new friend or two, the last ones who were here didn’t stay very long. Did that sound sufficiently creepy? I hope so, not that I am trying to scare you…today.

Credits

Skirt: .miss chelsea. Verity Skirt Maitreya Black

Shirt: .miss chelsea. Verity Tee Maitreya All Black

Earrings:  ~~ Ysoral ~~.:Luxe Earrings Lallia:.(Evo)

Boots: friday – Wednesday Boots (Coal)

Hair:  Exile:: Riley 1

Head: LeLUTKA Avalon Head

Head Applier: (Enfer Sombre*) LeLutka EvoX Skin – Peach – Astrid

Eyeshadow:  alaskametro<3 “Cyberspace” eyeshadow – 02 FIT X

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 “Cyberspace” lipstick – 03 FIT X

Eyes: UniCult – Sight Eyes

Freckles: (Enfer Sombre*) LeLutka EvoX – Freckles – Luna {A}

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3

Background: -ATTIC- Abandoned Escalator Backdrop

Poses: :LW: Bento Poses – Just Another Day – all poses

The Nightlife

For some reason as I write this the lyrics to Kids in America are floating through my head so I may have gotten a wee distracted and headed to YouTube for a little listen. When I was taking the photos I didn’t have any song or thing like that pop into my head so this was a shock. I know it has nothing to do with post so I will stop going on about it now. I found this dress in my inventory and as I put it on I added other treasures from times long ago (by SL standards at least) and not so long ago. My friends told me they thought it was a good look so I decided to share with you all. And as mentioned previously the photo is a little darker in colors than you are used to me using.

Really it’s a whole darker look for me in general, but I am enjoying it at the moment. I mean you can’t expect a girl to be sunshine and rainbows all the time…right? Anyway I will move onto the credits as to not bore you with my prattling.

Credits

Dress: -Pixicat- Brook Dress – TartanBlue (Maitreya)

Tights: alaskametro<3 “Spooky Girl” shredded nylons 2

Boots: friday – Sayo Boots (Storm) – Maitreya

Rings: friday – Luna Leather Ring Set (Ink) – Maitreya

Necklace: *AvaWay* CONNIE Necklaces Set Maitreya

Hair: tram K1225 hair(B)

Head: LeLUTKA Avalon Head

Head Applier: (Enfer Sombre*) LeLutka EvoX Skin – Peach – Astrid

Eyeshadow:  +KP+ Mystiq // Eye Makeup // LeL Evo X // 4

Freckles: (Enfer Sombre*) LeLutka EvoX – Freckles – Luna {A}

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3

Tattoo:  .:Vegas:.  Tattoo ( Medium ) Reflection

Background: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – City Life (Rez)         

Poses: . Infiniti . – Demure – [8 Static Bento Poses]