#85 this fairy’s gift

All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark                                        – Helena Bonham Carter

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The third fairy drifts into the castle, trailing butterflies and the scent of magical gardens. Memory bears her gift to the tiny princess; one perfect golden peony, symbolizing beauty and honor.

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Outfit:
dress: -AZUL- Calypso Opal, by Mami Jewell
wings: -AZUL- Pepeke Wing & Butterflies Mint, by Mami Jewell
flowers: *LODE* Accessory – Blossoms [single peony], by Chirzaka RV
*LODE* Head Accessory – Iris [violet], by Chirzaka RV
hair: Exile::Cold, by Kavar Cleanslate

CATWA HEAD Annie Human 4.10, by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
Essences [Sophia] #Pale01 [Catwa Applier], & Maitreya Applier Hud *Pale01*, by Inka Mexicola
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
IKON Triumph Eyes – Blue, MESH, by Ikon Innovia
My own shape – adjusted for the mesh head
poses are from the IE Cute and Coy V2 (b) set, by Kay Weston of Image Essentials

background: Mesh Romance Forest Pond Scene, by FelixvonKotwitz Alter

#79 Bikini for 4th of July

RYL Bikini 4th July

Hop over to C.M.D. Art & Furniture and you will find yourself on a football field set about with stands selling merchandise to support your chosen team and country. Past those stands is an area set aside for Independence Day, 4th of July items – and this cute bikini is on sale there. In the DUO package are mesh bikinis and a mesh mini dress for all kinds of mesh and regular bodies, and also red, white and blue nail appliers!

RYL Bikini for 4th of July

outfit:
bikini: RYL Danica Bikini Lara, by LadyRosabella
accessories:
jewels: Kibitz – Amisa rings maitreya 10 – gold, by Kathya Szczepanski
shoes: #EMPIRE – Aster – maitreya, by Queenshop

body:
hair: Exile::Soak Up The Sun, by Kavar Cleanslate for Summerfest ’16
eyelashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri
nails: RYL USA nails appliers, by LadyRosabella
make-up: Zibska Sing 13, by Zib Scaggs for Shiny Shabby July
skin: *League* Skin Erin Fair Natural Blonde & Erin Freckles Tattoo -Pale/Fair, by Nena Janus
mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5, by onyx LeShelle
eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity, by Ikon Innovia

# 55 Precious

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

In Second Life many people choose to become parents. Parenthood is tricky – in any life, and the support of friends and family helps. My friend Jax has created a beautiful place for families to socialize together.
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Families in SL aren’t so different to families in RL. Two people fall in love, and one day their love is expressed by the creation of a child.

That child becomes their whole focus… They love each other still, but now they have this beautiful extension of their love that ‘needs’ them to care for it, love it, pay it attention.

Children teach us about selflessness, as we take on our role of Parenthood.

I created a place in SL called “Precious Families Island” as a celebration of the love couples share here in SL, and the families they create. It is a public place for them to visit, with their children, and spend quality time together.

The island has romantic nooks to explore, beaches to relax on, an area that a group of friends can sit around on pillows and chat, as well as a dance floor which we use to celebrate our Families every week with a weekly party.

I think Precious may be the only place in SL where families come to dance while their babies and children toddle around the dance floor, playing and interacting, among the grown-up’s legs.

A magical place, created to celebrate the dedication of SL parents to their children, to celebrate the love that grows as a family grows, to bring parents together with other parents within SL, and allow them to share their experiences, their knowledge and their stories.

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  A funny thing is that just like people everywhere – friends who have children make frequent hints and suggestions that Kohn and I should join in the joy and have our own child. It makes me smile and shake my head.
If you would like me to write more about the many ‘issues’ around couplehood and parenthood in Second Life TELL ME.
If you or your friends would like to visit  Precious Families Island…. just hit that link.
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Mem’s outfit:

outfit: OAKEN – Lauren Dress White/Mint, by Auston Harbour

shoes: JD – Boho Vintage Slink Brick, by Dave Freeman

glasses: ** DIRAM ** ARMELLE Diva Sunglasses – brown leather, by djod Karu

hair: ::Exile:: In The Shade, By Kavar Cleanslate

skin & makeup: *League* LeLutka Head Applier Luna – Pale, by Nena Janus

eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity, by Ikon Innovia

lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1, by JadenArt

Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, by Onyx LeShelle

Slink AvEnhance Hands Casual and Feet Mid, by Siddean Munro

#54 Anyone for breakfast?

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
A.A. Milne

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What a treat! – to find fairies have set up a mysterious and beautiful breakfast is my idea of a great morning. With a little bit of peering under cups and chairs – and yes – inside the flower vase – I discovered that the whole lot come from by Apple Fall  BUT – they are all in a GACHA. I am not fond of gatchas – because I hate ending up with 7 chairs and no croissant. Blessings on whomsoever took the time and effort to collect this lot so that I can enjoy ‘breakfast at Tiffany’s’ in such style.

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My fresh summery outfit is mostly from past SL events – and fortunately available now at the mainstores of KITJA and ::HH:: Hucci.

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outfit:

top: KITJA – Mimi Crop Top SPLATTER, by Kitja Rexie

trousers: KITJA – Mimi Shorts LEMON

shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Upland Wedge – Moonglow (Slink), by Eboni Khan

hair: ::Exile::Full Of Grace, by Kavar Cleanslate

Slink AvEnhance Hands Casual and Feet High, by Siddean Munro

accessories: {af} Tiffany GATCHA, by Apple Fall

poses: sits in the chair, stand – IE Woman Stands 6 (b) Sexy, by Kay Weston of Image Essentials

#28 Autumn Breeze

“Take heart and dive into the quiet maturity of autumn.”
― Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann

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New looks from old – a change for autumn:

1) Wear a classically elegant black gown from Mohna Lisa Couture – Autumn Breeze

2) add Check Out Time – a new updo with a bonus from Exile  – the subtle streaks accent a look, adding a hint or an echo of a color

2) add new jewelry – Byzantine 2 Silver Infant from Vintage jewels – which has iconic art with deep rich points of color

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outfit: *MLC* Autumn Breeze Black by Mohna Lisa

shoes: Essenz – Cannes (Black) for Slink Feet Mid

jewels: VJ – Byzantine 2 Silver Infant Necklace & Earrings, by RKitty Lisa

hair: Exile:: Check Out Time Naturals, by Kavar Cleanslate for Collabor88

skin: DeeTaleZ Cinnia blond Nordic by Steffi Villota

makeup: Madrid Solo – Seductress Magenta lip Color

lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash, Upper & Lower, by Freya Olivieri

nails: Hello Dave – Slink AvEnhance – High Gloss Purple, by Maia Gasparini

Slink AvEnhance Hands Elegant 1 and Feet Mid, by Siddean Munro

poses: PosESioN, by Dahriel

#20 Dance the evening away

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

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The Secret Store – Kiara Romper – Milk – with HUD controlled Belt, by Maylee Oh for Collabor88 July

Exile::Blown Away, by Kavar Cleanslate from The Hair Fair 2014

1992 // Briant Pumps (Brown), by Grant Valeska

Slink AvEnhance Hands Elegant 1 and Feet Mid, by Siddean Munro

{NanTra} poses by Nancoix Urquan

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*League* Skin Erin Pale Aurora Blonde + Freckles Tattoo + Classic Wing Eyeliner1 tattoo, by Nena Janus

 

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-{ZOZ}- Sunny Summer Polish – Slink Huds, by Zozicon from the Cosmetics Fair Beach Party

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#9 Home is where?

This week has been a surprisingly challenging one for me. After 3 settled years on the corner of an agricultural sim we got this notice….

Second Life® is a dynamic world that’s constantly changing.  We have come to the conclusion it’s best to move some people around.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   We need to ask all residents of this sim to move to another sim ASAP.

In spite of being offered random options in several other sims-  I still felt like a refugee – displaced, homeless, sold out. It seems that corner lots with land companies that let you terraform and build what you want are rare and special.

 

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Along the way I saw this cute freebie cottage –

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The Beachcombers Cabin Freebie by Moon Falconer
Furniture by Novocaine Islay for inVerse Landscaping
Poses by [NanTra]

We found a new lot- and it doesn’t look anything like home yet – time will tell …will this be where our hearts are? Image

MG Sandals – Bejewelled Genie Princess – with color HUD  – by Maxi Gossamer for Collabor88
MG – Bracelet – Honey Diva – Large with color HUD by Maxi Gossamer for Collabor88
::Exile:: Stay the Night – Sunset by Kavar Cleanslate
Coquet. Cross Top – Stripe by Tabitha Marquez  for FaMESHed
Coquet. Pedal Pusher Shorts – Seaweed by Tabitha Marquez  for FaMESHed
*League* Skin Erin Pale Pearl Brunette with lipstick 3 by Nena Janus
::je::suis::Apparence::Lashes::No.001 – by julia Merosi
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Flat – by Siddean Munro
Slink Avatar Enhancement hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro