Posted in Events, Home Decor, Second Life

We are loved

At the beginning of the Holiday Season, I found myself being more excited about it than I have been the last few years. As things have settled down around me, I’ve been hit with the hum bug. I’m not suddenly anti-Christmas or even hating it…not even sick of it, yet. What I am feeling is alone. I know I’m not the only one feeling that way. There are so many of us that will wake up on Christmas morning alone. I have my mother and I will not take that for granted, because I know as we both grow older…our time is limited.
The loneliness is hitting especially hard this year for some strange reason. I’m doing my absolute best to keep my head up and use the tools I’ve learned in therapy to cope. I’m doing my very best to keep my emotions in check and not to act out in unhealthy ways. It’s not always easy, but with the help of my friends I know I can do it. If anyone reading this is feeling down, I encourage you to reach out to your friends. Tell them how you’re feeling. Everyone is super busy with their own stuff and only those we talk to will have a clue what’s going on with us right now. So, our part is to let them know. Allow them to remind us that we are loved, because we are loved.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg. December Eve Set @ Epiphany
Nutmeg. December Eve Candles
Nutmeg. December Eve Chest Rare
Nutmeg. December Eve Books
Nutmeg. December Eve Baubles
Nutmeg. December Eve Lamp
Nutmeg. December Eve Chair w/Blanket Decor
Nutmeg. December Eve Plate Stack v1
Nutmeg. December Eve Vase Rare
Nutmeg. December Eve Lace
Nutmeg. December Eve Ladles
Nutmeg. December Eve Mirror
Nutmeg. December Eve Black Plates
Nutmeg. December Eve Table
Nutmeg. December Eve Bowl Exclusive Item
Nutmeg. December Eve Chair Adult

Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Knitting
Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Books w/Spruce Branch
Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Preserves
Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Chandelier
Nutmeg. Branch
Nutmeg. Cones
Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Open Wardrobe / 1
Nutmeg. Countryside Dream Stool / 1

Nutmeg. Holiday Wreath Bonus Item
Nutmeg. Old Oriental Rug2_Bonus Item

Nutmeg. Backyard Stool Brown

Nutmeg&RK Poses. Old Stool w/Cloth DecorGroup Gift

[KuddelMuddel] VICTORIAN HOUSE Backdrop / Set A

Posted in Apple Fall, Dahlia, Events, Home Decor, Prism Events, Second Life, Tannenbaum, The Liaison Collaborative, {what next}

Cookie Madness

Once upon a time, a very long time ago…I mean, I was little girl…so it was a REALLY long time ago…my mom used to bake…a lot. You see, even though my mother was an educated woman with a nursing degree, she had married a U.S. Soldier. So, despite the fact that she had a good job at the hospital as a registered nurse, she was Germany bound after only two short years of marriage. She would not be employed in Europe and would stay home looking after her precious little angel. *grins* That’s me, in case you missed it! Yes, they used to call me that! *laughs* There’s no way they could have known THAT early.
Anyway, my mother got very good at baking. She got a Betty Crocker Cooky Book when I was about 3 yrs old and the course of my life was forever altered. Thus it became a little tradition for each of us (mom, dad, me) to choose 1-3 cookie recipes from the book and Mom would make said cookies for the holidays. There were always extras and that was okay, my father was a solider, afterall. There were always plenty of young, single G.I.s that were so far from home…any treat made from scratch was appreciated. We still have that cook book and I still grab it from time to time for a cookie recipe.
With all of that now written out, it will make complete sense that I was super excited that so many designers were thinking cookies this year! I grabbed as many cookie making props as I could and immediately began creating my photo of Cookie Madness! With that said, I want to also point out that the little red over with the tablet that you see on the left is an interactive delight. Rather than tell you about it, I’m going to direct you to this video and let Nod tell you about it, herself. The details on everything are listed below, of course. Merry Cookie Christmas! 🎄

cookie madness
Another PhotoShop experiment…I really like how I was able to make the reds pop!

Apple Fall Original Artwork – Christmas Wreath @ The Liaison Collaborative

Dahlia – Verona Holiday – Cookie Box – Black C/M LI: 2
Dahlia – Verona Holiday – Cookie Box – Red C/M LI: 2
Dahlia – Verona Holiday – Cookie Box – Green C/M LI: 2

dust bunny . cocoa & cookies tray LI: 2

Elm. Christmas Cookies Vol. 1 @ Arcade
#4 Elm. “Christmas Cookies” – Red Whipped Cream LI: 2
#12 Elm. “Christmas Cookies” – Jam Biscuits LI: 3
#6 Elm. “Christmas Cookies” – Red Flour & Eggs LI: 2
#10 Elm. “Christmas Cookies” – Red Milk Bottles LI: 1
#13 Elm. “Christmas Cookies” – Sugar & Spices LI: 3
#8 Elm. “Christmas Cookies” – Red Cookie Dough LI: 1
Elm. “Christmas Cookies” – Red Peppermint Meltaways RARE LI: 3
#14 Elm. “Christmas Cookies” – Cookie Cutouts LI: 2
#1 Elm. “Christmas Cookies” – Red Apron LI: 2

KraftWork Lecker’s Cookie Factory @ Epiphany
KraftWork Lecker’s Cookie Factory Red RARE LI: 8
KraftWork Lecker’s Cookie Factory . Chef Hat (decor) LI: 2
KraftWork Lecker’s Cookie Factory . Mugs and Pots Stand LI: 2
KraftWork Lecker’s Cookie Factory . Cupcakes Stand LI: 3
KraftWork Lecker’s Cookie Factory . Santa’s Cookies Plate LI: 2
KraftWork Lecker’s Cookie Factory . Cocoa on the Counter LI: 1
KraftWork Lecker’s Cookie Factory . Recipe Book and Cookies LI: 2
KraftWork Lecker’s Cookie Factory . Little Helper Stool LI: 1

KraftWork Vintage Kitchen Scale LI: 1

{moss&mink} group gifts
{moss&mink} Christmas Cookie Mix LI: 1
{moss&mink} Candy Cup (Classic) LI: 1

MudHoney Ember Fireplace & Holiday Decor @ Tannenbaum
MH Ember Metal Votive LI: 2
MH Ember Glass Votive Red LI: 2
MH Ember Glass Cone Tree S LI: 1
MH Ember Glass Cone Tree L LI: 1
MH Ember Faux Fireplace Wood LI: 8
MH Ember Mercury Glass Tree L LI: 1
MH Ember Ceramic Tree L LI: 1
MH Ember Ceramic Tree S LI: 1
MH Ember Lit Star LI: 2

MudHoney Gingerbread Gacha @ Arcade
MudHoney Gingerbread Heart 1 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Heart 2 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Man 1 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Reindeer LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Tree 3 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Snowflake 3 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Heart 3 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Snowflake 5 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Tree 5 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Snowflake 1 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Tree 6 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Man 2 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Snowflake 4 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread House RARE LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Star 1 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Snowflake 6 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Star 3 LI: 1
MudHoney Gingerbread Tree 1 LI: 1

The Loft – Tivoli Christmas Stockings LI: 1

{what next} Christmas Cookie Box LI: 1

Ayla. – Christmas Goodies @ Arcade
3. Ayla. – Christmas Goodies – Candle Apple w/Cookies 1
1. Ayla. – Christmas Goodies – Assorted Cookies RARE 1
2. Ayla. – Christmas Goodies – Cookies & Baubles 1
7. Ayla. – Christmas Goodies – Jar w/Snowman Cookies

 

Posted in Events, Home Decor, Second Life

Now in ruins

Once upon a time it had been a grand house, almost a mansion. It stood alone at the end of a long winding wooded road. Now in ruins, remnants of what once was remain as broken echos of a time long gone. The only sign of life is the lone red balloon that lingers near the piano and ever growing foliage that attempts to consume the wreckage over the years.

Kraftwork 8f8

30_8f8 – forgotten secrets – her little balloon @ Epiphany
29_8f8 – forgotten secrets – can you read the sound? @ Epiphany

[ keke ] willow leaves for ground – maxi

KraftWork Once Upon a House @ Epiphany
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Old Curtains
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Light Broken Chair 1
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Light Broken Chair 2
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Old Luggage Old Leather
KraftWork Once Upon a House . RARE Abandoned House
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Light Destroyed Piano
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Light Broken Table
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Scattered Papers
KraftWork Once Upon a House . Dark Vanity Dirty Mirror

Posted in Events, Maitreya, Second Life

Experience Adventure

“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”
― Judy Blume, Tiger Eyes

deaddollz cx

hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Vampy Mama – Rare @ Epiphany
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
dirt: Izzie’s – Face & Body Dirt
dress: Dead Dollz – Emma Dress – Halloween Gift

pose by Ana Poses

[CX] x Insomnia Angel – “deadly end” door @ The Fantasy Collective
[CX] Cerb’s Trophy Board @ Eclipse

NOMAD // “Just Spidey”

[DDD] Dewdrop Cobweb

Posted in Events, Fashion, Foxcity, GenusProject, Glam Affair, Kustom9, Lamb, Maitreya, Second Life, {le fil casse}

Bad Kitty

He was having a hard time keeping his hands to himself as he watched her pose her pretty kitty self on the silk draped stool. He kept his hands in his pocket, but his thoughts poured from his mouth as he told her what he really wanted to do to her. If only she was his…if only he were available to pursue her. He licks his lips and shakes his head, “You are a bad, bad kitty. If you were mine, I would….” His voice trailed off as he closed his eyes and watched the visions in his head.
She giggled, “You would what?”
He took a deep breath and muttered, “I am trying to behave. I should go.” He winked at her and left smiling.

lfc epiphany

hair:  Lamb. Heart @ Kustom9
head: GENUS Project  – Genus Head – Baby Face
skin: [Glam Affair] Mary Applier [Genus ] 007 – 11 RARE @ Epiphany
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

MishMish – Cute Mouse Attachment @ Kustom9
{le fil casse} Hinako Headband Black @ Epiphany
{le fil casse} Hinako Bell Choker RARE @ Epiphany
{le fil casse} Hinako Yukata Dress Maitreya RARE @ Epiphany
{le fil casse} Hinako Belt Maitreya Black @ Epiphany
{le fil casse} Hinako Fur Bra Maitreya Black @ Epiphany
{le fil casse} Hinako Fur Panty Maitreya Black @ Epiphany
{le fil casse} Hinako Stockings Maitreya RARE @ Epiphany

FOXCITY Prop – Silk Stool (Bad Kitty VOL2)

[Black Bantam] Hold Me Naked Sphynx ALL RARE @ Kustom9
-Pixicat-  Bastet.Sphynx (Lazy)

Waiting For – After Sex Backdrops – The Bearded Guy

 

Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Glam Affair, Maitreya, Second Life

The greatest punishment

“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.”
― Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma

forge ga

hair:  Tableau Vivant // Kematian hair @ Collabor88
head: CATWA HEAD Catya v4.0
skin: [Glam Affair]  Mizumi Catwa @ ACCESS
body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

[ kunst ] – Slim Cigarette
SU!– Piercing Set 04
amias – NADIA gloves 2
(Yummy) Dark Magic Ring Set
Ascendant – Brighten Stars nails

[The Forge] Hecate Horns  RARE  @ Epiphany
[The Forge] Hecate Bodice  RARE @ Epiphany
[The Forge] Hecate Boots @ Epiphany

FOXCITY. Beach Bunny Bento Set
Punished – After Sex Backdrops – The Bearded Guy

Posted in Events, Fashion, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Glam Affair, Kustom9, Maitreya, Second Life, The Liaison Collaborative

Her favorite holiday

She absolutely loved this time of year. This was the time of year that she didn’t have to change between jobs. This was the time of year that she could lick the blood off her knife and people would simply laugh at her silly antics. No one suspected for even a moment that she was actually tasting the blood of her victims. There was something truly delicious about being her true self in front of everyone without them even suspected for a moment that she had just killed another worthless scumbag. Yes, this truly was her favorite holiday.

CX Foxy

hair: Foxy – Baby Hair @ Kustom9
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
ears: ^^Swallow ^^ Crusties
skin: [Glam Affair] Mary Applier [Genus ] 004 – 06 @ Epiphany
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

[CX] Hell’s Harbinger
[CX] Lance Bracers Femme
[CX] Shredder Claws
Eliavah ~ Vixen Top @ Kustom9

pose: GingerFish Poses – She’s a Killer @ The Liaison Collaborative
VARONIS – Sombre Skybox @ Kustom9

Posted in Home Decor, Kustom9, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping

Just Asking

We hear about walking away from toxic people all the time, but its usually in reference to the obvious types of toxicity. People that are abusive mentally, emotionally, verbally, or physically are fairly obvious. We know that addicts in recovery can’t expect to stay clean if they’re hanging around with addicts that are actively using.  But what about those people that are doing everything within their power to better their lives and make wiser decisions? Don’t they also need to watch the company they keep so as not to fall back into the same pitfalls as before? I mean, a happily married man is probably going to spend far less time with his old bachelor buddies once he is married, right? And on the occasions that he does, he’s probably going to carefully choose activities that will not tempt him or put his marriage in danger. So, why is it that we’re expected to stick to people that continue to act out immaturely or destructively if we ourselves are trying to better our lives? I am not suggesting we cut these lovely people out of our lives completely or permanently. However, is it so wrong to distance yourself from people that are continuously acting irrationally, knowing they are being irrational, while we work on being more rational? What about the friends that choose to remain in sick relationships, complaining about the same abuse day in and day out? The friends that repeat the same cycles over and over again? How are we supposed to get better if we surround ourselves with sick thinking people? Just asking for a friend. *grins*

nutmeg mudhoney peaches

Merak Candle Box – Black Group Gift

MudHoney Victoria Gacha @ Arcade
MudHoney Victoria Beetle Plaque
MudHoney Victoria Spider Plaque
MudHoney Victoria Butterfly Plaque
MudHoney Victoria Portrait2
MudHoney Victoria Console RARE
MudHoney Victoria Portrait1
MudHoney Victoria Portrait3
MudHoney Victoria Candles

NOMAD // SPIDEY FLF Oct 18
NOMAD // “Just Spidey”
NOMAD // “Spidey Waves”
NOMAD // “Spidey Play Dead”

Nutmeg. Soul Collector @ Epiphany
9. Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Armchair Brown Adult
12. Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Pocket Watch
14. Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Tray
Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Book1
11. Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Draped Table
Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Book2
17. Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Candle
13. Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Magnifier
Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Book3
16. Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Papers
18. Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Phonograph
15. Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Books
2. Nutmeg. Soul Collector’s Bag of Souls Brown RARE

.random.Matter. – NecroBotany – NecroBotanica Book [Blue] @ Kustom9
.random.Matter. – NecroBotany – Potted Plant [Black] @ Kustom9

{vespertine} obscure plantscapes – tillandsia medusa @ Epiphany

.peaches. Lech Lecha Wine Cart – Marble FLF Oct 18

Mithral * Philodendron Plowmanii (Concrete Pot) @ Kustom9
Mithral * Philodendron Verrucosum (Concrete Pot) @ Kustom9
Mithral * Philodendron Melanochrysum (Concrete Pot) @ Kustom9

Kalopsia – Farm Fresh Vase (brown) K9 gift

Scandalize.SPHYNX. Gold @ Epiphany

Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Events, Fashion, GenusProject, Glam Affair, Second Life

We all have a hunger

“Tell me what you need
Oh, you look so free
The way you use your body, baby
Come on and work it for me
Don’t let them get you down
You’re the best thing I’ve seen
We never found the answer
But we knew one thing”
~ Florence & the Machine – Hunger

CX tram

hair: tram I1002 hair @ Collabor88
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
skin: [Glam Affair] Mary Applier [Genus ] 007 – 11 RARE @ Epiphany
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

[CX] Vice Crew / Nose Bandage – Black @ Epiphany
SU!– Lynexia Collar
nipple piercings: //Naberius// The Manticore Set
Ascendant – Lady Danger Nails

[CX] Vice Crew / Hoodie – Black / Maitreya RARE @ Epiphany
[CX] Vice Crew / Harness – Black / Maitreya @ Epiphany
[CX] Vice Crew / Shorts – Black / Maitreya @ Epiphany
[CX] Vice Crew / Fishnet Stockings – Black / Maitreya @ Epiphany
**UTOPIA@Design** – “PENELOPE”

Ana Poses – Temptation
Las Torres – Moments Noirs – The Bearded Guy @ Black Fair

a few deets about what’s Derrek :
Modulus – Christian Hair
CATWA HEAD Daniel
^^Swallow^^ Darkness Ears
[Signature] Gianni Body
tattoo by Garden of Ku
Mossu – Logan.Pants

Posted in Death Row Designs, Events, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Glam Affair, Home Decor, Kustom9, Maitreya, Pose Fair, Second Life

Will she?

This picture is probably one of my favorite collaborations yet. First of all, it’s with Kess Crystal, who happens to be one of my absolute best friends. She has single handedly changed my life in so many ways since we’ve met. All of my closest friends have played a huge part in my holding it together, but Kess and I…well, I guess I’ve been closer to her the longest. Granted, its only a few months longer, but those months were spent together crying and laughing daily. Every morning, we had coffee together and each conversation started the same. As soon as I heard her voice, I’d say, “Good morning, Gorgeous.” From there, we’d have our coffee and we’d talk about how she was doing with her wretched break up. I watched her blog begin to blossom and the therapeutic value of it. Less than a year into our true friendship, I was smacked with the biggest betrayal my heart had felt since I was a child. Kess was there (as were others) and she watched as I acted out. She watched me fall apart and completely lose my shit.
When I mentioned that I might want to blog for the same therapeutic value that she had gotten from it, not only did she encourage me, but she mentored me. She helped me grow as a blogger and gave me tips. She helped me find my own blogger identity. Less than a month ago, she stepped up in the biggest way yet. It was like magic, so this photo is perfect for us….the magic, her as the teacher….her as the older one…*smirks*…okay, to be fair, she’s only 8 months older. The point is…SHE is the oldest! *grins* Now, I’ll know I did good if she cries after reading this. Will she?
So, all the details are below and a link to her blog, as well.

deaddollz collab
You’re the oldest, you be the teacher! I’ll be the cute, young student!

Sady (on the right):
hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Eerie Daughter @ Epiphany
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
skin: [Glam Affair] Mary Applier [Genus ] 007 – 11 RARE @ Epiphany
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Birdy – Hocus Pocus – Spellbook – Gold RARE
Dead Dollz – WItchcraft Academy – Student Top @ Epiphany
Dead Dollz – WItchcraft Academy – Student Skirt @ Epiphany
Dead Dollz – WItchcraft Academy – Student Stocking @ Epiphany
: CULT : Salem Foot Straps @ Kustom9

pose: Diversion – Book Lover Poses @ Pose Fair

Kess (on the left):
Head – LeLutka – Korina
Skin  – Glam Affair – Lena
Piercings – [ kunst ] – Basil set
Hair – /TRUTH/ Elixir /
Dress – Dead Dollz – WItchcraft Academy – Teacher Gown RARE @ Epiphany

Pose – Diversion – My Poison

DRD – MM3 – Mystery Mansion
25 – DRD – MM3 – Broken Lamp B

22769 – Copper Cauldron – COMMON
22769 – The Chair of the Witch – RARE
22769 – The Workplace of the Witch – COMMON
22769 – Potion Bottles – COMMON
22769 – Row of Potions – COMMON
22769 – Spell Book – COMMON
22769 – Witch Hat – COMMON
22769 – Summoning Circle – COMMON

{anc} nebra beads [sungold] pole

Fancy Decor: Caged Candles – gold

+Half-Deer+ Requiem Moon – Witch Broom Decor

Soy. Wall decor [Insect Specimen +Dish]
Soy. Essentials of Witchcraft [Linked]
Soy. Table with Drawers (Aged Dark Wood)

Make sure you check out her version: Glamour Sauce “Summon Me”