Saturday, December 23, 2017

Trimming the tree

This year I had some help decorating my tree, since Livy was on break from preschool. She loves decorating the tree, but she doesn't exactly reach all the way to the top. That is where I come in. My job is to decorate the top parts of the tree, but even I need a step stool for it. Livy was getting a little distracted by Buster the puppy who was running around under the tree. The silly boy even tried to climb it. Sometimes I think he is part cat! Eventually Livy and I got the putting the star on top of the tree. I think next year I need a shorter tree or a taller step stool.

Star on top


Credits
I wore
Sweater: *COCO*_OversizedSweater(LightBlue)_MT
Pants: The Secret Store - Masha Pants - Ash
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/Happy Mesh Hair - Style 1
Head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.16
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
Eye Applier: LOTUS. Freedom Eyes - 08 BOX
Lipstick: Izzie's - Red Lipstick Set (Catwa)
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head "Maxille" Mixedtype (unpacked)
Tree: Botanical - Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum)
Oranments: Various shops gachas (at Tannenbaum this year and past years)
Pose: Heirloom. Christmas Star

Livy Wore
Outfit: {Petite Bowtique} Etta Outfit Bright
Boots: Black Boots (from TSM Cranberry Nomi Outfit)
Hair: Magika - Shade
Body: Bad Seed Bebe Body V 2.1
Head: Bad Seed Bebe Baboo Bento Head V 2.5
Head Applier: BadSeed Brooke Peach5


Monday, December 18, 2017

Choosing the perfect tree

Hot Chocolate


Before any tree choosing can happen one needs fortification. In this case it is a warm cup of hot chocolate. However if you are going in the morning may I suggest a festive peppermint mocha. All the chocolate goodness of cocoa with the caffeine boost of coffee. Once you have that then it's time to hit the tree farm, or tree lot depending on where you live. When I lived up north we went to a tree farm, tramped through the snow, mud or whatever was covering the ground at the time. That isn't an option where I live now so if I want a real tree it's parking lot tree lot. Now it's the hard part. Finding that perfect tree. You don't want one too tall for the room you are putting it in, not do you want it too scraggly that is has giant gaps in it. For me the perfect tree needs to be tall, not too fat around and it must smell like a Christmas tree.

This is a good one

This one looks perfect to me. Look at those strong branches and lovely green needles. It will look fantastic in my living room all dressed up in Christmas finery. What is your preferred look for a Christmas tree?

Credits
Top: neve top - cafe
Pants: paper.arrow cuffed.trousers forest
Boots: fri. - Greta.Boots (Fawn)
Hair: TRUTH / Rumor
Head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.16
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
Eye Applier: LOTUS. Freedom Eyes - 08 BOX
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head "Maxille" Mixedtype 
Cup: Soy. Hot Cocoa w/ marshmallows

Photos taken here

Thursday, December 14, 2017

My Dancer Dreams

I know Thanksgiving here in the US was almost a month ago, but hey this is a bust time of year! Anyway every year I watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, it's a tradition around here. As always I watch The Radio City Rockettes do their thing, and my feeling are mixed. It's a mixture of awe and jealousy. You see I am about as coordinated as a newborn calf. Saying I have two left feet would be putting it nicely. I always have delusions of grace when I watch them on television. Here is what I see in my head....

My Dancer Dreams


As you can see in my dreams I am elegant, graceful and ever so festive. I guess one out of three isn't bad...right?

Reality set in


When reality sets back in it can be a little saddening. Luckily I get to make my house look all pretty and festive to recover from the harsh reality.

Credits
Dress: Decoy - Candice Dress: White/Red (Maitreya)
Shoes: [BREATHE]-Bambi Heels-M.LARA-Nude
Necklace: lassitude& ennui Ananya choker silver ( at The Imaginarium)
Earrings: lassitude& ennui Ananya earring silver ( at The Imaginarium)
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Happy Mesh Hair - Style 1
Head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.16
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head "Maxille" Mixedtype
Eye Applier: LOTUS. Freedom Eyes - 08 BOX
Lipstick: Izzie's - Red Lipstick Set (Catwa)
Background: WHOLE.WHEAT - Window/Curtain Photo Set 
Poses: Sari-Sari - Ballet (bento)
Fence: ERSCH - My Candy Gacha 14 fence UNCOMMON
Topiaries: ERSCH - My Candy Gacha tower 10 red
                   ERSCH - My Candy Gacha 01 potted candy red

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A special pet

We have all heard that after a while an pet parent and they non-human child will start to look alike. Well a certain someone has a pet of mythical proportions and let me tell you she and Nyssa are looking more and more alike each day.

My feathery friend I


Luckily she doesn't have talons or wings like Nyssa, but that just may be coming sooner rather than later. Just look at the way she has tattooed her face. She is one devoted pet parent!

My feathery friend II

At least with a pet phoenix she never really has to worry about it dying. I am fairly certain that beautiful creature will outlive us both.


Credits
Bikini: lassitude & ennui Phoenix bikini - red
Tights: Belle Epoque [ Hannah Tights ]
Rings: **RE** Dark Queen Rings - Maitreya Bento
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Isolde
Head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.16
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
Eye Applier: Izzie's Angel Eyes
Eyelashes: Arise Milou lashes
Skin: Essences - Tawny (VIP Gift)
Nyssa: JIAN Avian Arcana 1. Fire Phoenix Loot Box RARE
Poses: [Black Tulip] Poses - Lost in the woods #4
Cage: JIAN Dove Cage (November Luxe Box)

Background: Focus Gothic Backdrop w/ props

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tattoos and Me

Tattoos and me

Some things you may not know about the non-digital me is that my hair is currently red and I have two Celtic inspired tattoos on my body. Nope I don't have pictures, it's hard to take a picture of your own shoulder. I don't have nearly as many tattoos as seen here, not does my hair ever look this fantastic.

Tattoos and me II

The swirl  bit you see in the middle of my chest there is what I have tattooed on my wrist, though it's a little changed to be more meaningful to me, which isn't that what a tattoo should be, meaningful to the wearer I mean? If you click on the picture you can see better, but there is a lot of Celtic knotwork going on here too. That is what I have on my shoulder, though my knots are in the shape of a star. What can I say I have a thing for stars. Please forgive my pictures if they are a little on the blurrier side of things. I am still getting used to the new computer and it's graphics. Hope those celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow enjoy and those that don't have a happy Thursday!



Credits
Outfit: -Pixicat- Soiree.Set - Black (Maitreya)
Necklace: Atomic // Elegant Ribbon Choker - Emerald (@Collabor88)
Shoes: Ingenue :: Marnie Heels (Maitreya) :: Emerald (@Collabor88)
Hair: TRUTH / Makena
Head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.16
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
Face Applier: Essences -[ToriM02]
Lipstick Applier: Izzie's - Red Lipstick Set (Catwa)
Eye Applier: .ARISE. Rana Eyes / 7
Tattoo: +Fallen GodsInc.  A Skin Story, Ink (Original) (At Dandelion Daydreams Factory Once Upon a Mine Quest prize*)
Poses: an lar[poses] The Fiona Series

Background:  SAYO SCENES - Moderna Courtyard - COMMON


* full disclosure this was a review copy and I have not done this quest

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Shopping Trip

Shopping

I am one of those people who likes to get there holiday shopping over with before the real craziness of the season hits. My theory is if I get it done sooner then I can relax more en enjoy the parties and everything the holidays bring. I will however still shop for those last few things that I forgot or that I can't get online. Today I did splurge and get myself a few lovlies. However I will be wrapping them and putting them under the tree. Yes, I give myself presents, I deserve them gosh darn it! Now I am switching into Thanksgiving prep mode. My duties for dinner include making mashed potatoes but not the turkey thank goodness. Before I ramble on must longer I will go back to enjoying my hot cocoa and relaxing. 

Credits
Jacket w/top: Mikunch mini jacket (inner / T)A RARE (@ SaNaRae)
Jeans: Mikunch soft strech jeans (blue) 2 (@ SaNaRae)
Boots: TETRA - Double Wrap Bootie (Pebble) -
Earrings: Amala - The Madeline Earrings
Necklace: Amala - The Kimberly Choker - Birthstone Special
Rings: BelleEpoque { Enya Rings } Silver (@ SaNaRae)
Hair: [DUE] Kailana // Ombre 5 (@ SaNaRae)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Head: CATWA HEAD Lona
Head Applier: Essences -[ToriM02]
Nail Applier: Alme - Pastel Gacha #6


Decor Credits
Couch: Trompe Loeil - Cobble Hill Couch/Pillows Linen
Bench: Trompe Loeil - Cobble Hill Storage Bench
Cocoa Tray: Jian :: Cocoa Tray
Packages: Second Spaces - Treat Yourself - Shopping Spree - boxes

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Good news and a little delay

There will be some delays with new posts for a bit. Nothing is wrong fret not. The good news is I got a new computer that can handle almost anything I throw at it. The bad news is not everything copied over, like it should have. So I am currently playing a game of get to know you and fix my settings to my liking. Once I get all that done I should be up an running. Then Holidays are also getting here faster than I thought they would. Either way I hope to be back posting in a regular way ASAP! 
his muse

Here is a random picture from a post I decided to scrap. Enjoy