Aiming for the Stars But Landed on the Clouds

Aiming for the Stars But Landed on the Clouds

Sipping her green tea

Pondering world mysteries

Dreaming wistfully


It’s the last day of the Cart Sale and there’s still plenty of goodies to buy for a bargain price. Dark Water Designs always has unique clothing pieces that fit well and look comfortable without sacrificing on fashion. The Fall Kimono in Gold/Plum comes in two versions; one with a silk wrap and one without. Sizes included for this piece are made for Maitreya Lara, Belleza Isis, Venus, & Freya; Slink Physique and Hourglass, and Tonic Fine, Curvy, and Voluptous mesh bodies.

I’ve also picked up some decorative items from Dark Knight Decor and LpOca which both have simple yet charming pieces to embellish your home. Needing a little bit of brightness in an empty corner? Add some flowers from either shop. The water fountain from Dark Knight Decor also gives a peaceful ambience to any room.

Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: Magika – Fiona ~ by Sabina Gully

Headpiece: Mossu – Fleur.Wreath – Fatpack ~ by AkiraKiyoi Resident

Dress: Dark Water Designs – Fall Kimono – Gold/Plum ~ by Shadowed Luik @ Cart Sale November 2020

My Body Details

~ Furniture & Decor ~

Pitcher: Dark Knight Decor – Planted Watering Can, Green Floral ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale November 2020

Fountain: Dark Knight Decor – Wall Fountain ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale November 2020

Flowers: LpOca – Table w Flower #1 ~ by yune Barbosa @ Cart Sale November 2020

Pose: FOXCITY – Snack Bento Pose Set ~ by Satomi Masukami

Backdrop: FOXCITY x Hos – House Of Zen ~ by Satomi Masukami

Links — > Cart Sale

So Pull Me Up From Down Below ‘Cause I’m Underneath the Undertow

So Pull Me Up From Down Below 'Cause I'm Underneath the Undertow

As the waves crash upon me, Mother Nature’s power pushes me onward, into the Ocean’s depths then up again toward the shore. I call out for help, for someone, but the waves crash against me again, pushing me under. I’m on my own, fighting the tides, battling to keep my head above water and watching for a stray boat, another swimmer. Is there anyone out there?

I surrender. Letting go out of the past, my present, and future. I’ll fight on, following wherever the current takes me.


If you haven’t heard, the Cart Sale is open for another round and offering lots of bargains for you to swipe up. Some excellent style staples are available from .:battle fairy:. and {Poeme}. The Hilary Dress has a fatpack of animal prints from .:battle fairy:. that is perfect for a day out or a date night out dancing. Sizes included are fitted for Belleza Venus, Freya, and Isis; Slink Physique and Hourglass, and Maitreya Lara mesh bodies. This fatpack is 50 lindens and has five patterns on its included HUD.

I paired the dress with the beret and boots from {Poeme} for a fun travel look. The hat comes in several colors which you can buy separately for 10 lindens or in a fatpack for 50 lindens. The boots also come fitted in sizes for Belleza Venus, Freya, and Isis; Slink Physique and Hourglass, and Maitreya Lara mesh bodies. Boots are available for 35 lindens for a single color or 50 lindens for both.

Be sure to check out the sale before the deals run out!

So Pull Me Up From Down Below 'Cause I'm Underneath the Undertow

Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: TRUTH – Eternity – Fatpack ~ by Truth Hawks

Dress: .::battle fairy::. – Hilary Dress Animal Prints (Fatpack) ~ by Grace Selene @ Cart Sale November 2020

Hat: {Poeme} – Autumn Beret Collection FATPACK ~ by Elysiane Sapphire @ Cart Sale November 2020

Boots: {Poeme} – Autumn Noire Suede Thigh Boots ~ by Elysiane Sapphire @ Cart Sale November 2020

Rings: Astralia – Enchanted Sky FATPACK ~ by Astralia Resident

Nails: e.marie – Mix&Match Coffin – Black Magic ~ by Emiliana Nova

Pose: FOXCITY. – Couture Bento Pose Set ~ by Satomi Masukami

My Body Details

Links — > Cart Sale | Garrigua Sim

And No Rivers and No Lakes Can Put the Fire Out

And No Rivers and No Lakes Can Put the Fire Out

She was bewitching to behold. Fire in her veins glowing righteous blue so bright you had to look away, yet dared not turn your gaze for fear of missing every stunning glimpse. Every step she took was a dance fit for the stage, only her stage a forest her heart dwelled in. Dancing partners the trees. Owls and crickets her orchestra. Moonlight kissed her skin as her soul shone in the darkness of Night’s Shadows.

When she broke into a beautiful disaster, her fire threatening to tear all asunder, her body burnt to ash floating upon a breeze. Pain fueled her passions. Darkness embraced her being; she reveled in it, craved it, cherished every aching breath. Love was her power; even broken, her heart overflowed like the sea at high tide. Like a phoenix she’d rise again, glowing brighter than every Time before.

Fire consumed her, yet she’d always survive, weathering every storm that came her way.

And No Rivers and No Lakes Can Put the Fire Out

Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: TRUTH – Reyane ~ by Truth Hawks

Dress: Just BECAUSE – Morticia Gown – FatPack ~ by Annie Melson

Rings: RE – Queen of Hearts Rings Set ~ by crashnoww Resident

Wings: Blueberry – Lillith – Wings – RARE – Black ~ by Blueberryxx Resident

Tail: Plastik/Petrichor – Inkstained Fluna Tails [FLF] ~ by Aikea Rieko

My Body Details

Links — > Blueberry | Nox Obscura Sim

And, Oh, But She’s So Brave, Though, Just Like a Tornado

And, Oh, But She's So Brave, Though, Just Like a Tornado

Put my whole heart on the line,
Get hurt every single time.
Loving you was never tough,
But it still wasn’t enough.
You saw problems,
Never asked for a solution.
I saw our future,
Staying in a forward motion.

Time slowed down to a standstill,
Draining my resolve and will.
Thunder and lightning brew,
Mind wondering what was true.
Stumbling, falling to the ground,
Listening for lost familiar sounds.
Reaching out for a sign, an omen,
Untangling threads of life’s hope stolen.

Sunlight bathes me in its glow,
Promising a bright future to show.
Hesitation binds my feet to this spot,
Determination guides me onward to trot.
Moonbeams shower my body at night,
Charging my energy and resolve to take flight.
Heart still yearning for Him,
Soul guiding my lifelong swim.

For every breath I take that parts our days,
I step down the path for the one who stays.
Will you return to me?
Is it meant to be?
Or is there another behind your shadow,
Searching as I do with no time to borrow?
Alone or bound to another soul,
My rare heart is the true prize to hold.

Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: Truth – Paradise ~ by Truth Hawks

Dress: Salt & Pepper – Millie Dress ~ by Salt Peppermint (SL17B Shop and Hop gift)

Choker: Ahegao – Little Kitten Collar ~ by AmiTrouble Resident

Earrings: e.marie – Nami Earrings – Golds ~ by Emiliana Nova

Bracelet: [ kunst ] – Olivia Handpiece ~ by Kunst Himmel

Rings & Nails: RealEvil Industries – Glam Nails & Rings ~ by Crashnoww Resident

Head: LeLutka – LeLutka Bento Head-KORINA ~ by Jadenart Resident

Body: Maitreya – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ by Onyx LaShelle

My Body Details

Can You Hear the Whispers All Across the Room?

Can You Hear the Whispers All Across the Room?

Quiet. Silence. Deafening stillness fills my room without your presence. My mind spins a mile a minute, then slows like grass in a gentle breeze. How do I do this again? Being on my own without another voice overpowering mine?
Comfort. Normal. Your presence was constant but what about your mind? Always elsewhere. Together but alone. Now I’m alone but no longer lonely. Finding myself again, remembering who I am and where I want to go.
Quiet. Silence. Filling the emptiness with songs of my heart. Searching for new passions to re-ignite my flames. You may see me, but you won’t recognize the woman I’m becoming. Whispering, you’ll wonder how I became what I am. Who I am.


Can You Hear the Whispers All Across the Room?

The Cart Sale has been running for about two weeks now and we have about one week left! If you’ve missed previous posts, the Cart Sale is a shopping event where all items are 50L or less. Today I am giving you more peeks at what you can find there. Be sure to check the event out before it ends on April 15th.

Can You Hear the Whispers All Across the Room?

One of the items I am wearing comes from Dark Water Designs. The Crochet Overlay Top is a cute form-fitting top and has a HUD included with a few color options. Sizes for Maitreya, Slink Physique and Hourglass, and Belleza Freya, Venus, and Isis mesh bodies are included. Next to me on the bed are a few items from Dark Knight Decor; the tea kettle and macaroons come in separate sets but go well together for a sweet afternoon treat. The lantern next to me is from The Dark Fae. Turn this cute piece on and light up your room with a bit of whimsy that comes in quite a few colors to pick from. Behind the lantern, you’ll see a vase of tulips and a planter of roses that both come from StoraxTree. Each has a selection of colors so you can find just the right one for any room or garden theme.

That is all I have for you today. Until next time. ❤

Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: TRUTH – Vanish ~ by Truth Hawks

Top: Dark Water Designs – Crochet Overlay Top ~ by Shadowed Luik @ Cart Sale March 2020

Shorts: Blueberry – FLF Love Spring Shorts ~ by Blueberryxx Resident

Body Glitter: [Cynful] – Stripper Body Dust ~ by Cynthia Ultsch

Rings: (Yummy) – Felicity Ring Set ~ by Polyester Partridge

Body: Maitreya – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ by Onyx LaShelle

~ Furniture & Decor ~

Bed: BackBone – Dreamer’s Bed ~ by Kiana Writer & Rheinhard Kappler

Chair: BackBone – Chic Bunny Set – Chair ~ by Kiana Writer & Rheinhard Kappler

Pouffe: BackBone – Chic Bunny Set – Foot Stool – Holo ~ by Kiana Writer & Rheinhard Kappler

Kettle: Dark Knight Decor – Modern Kettle Set, Black ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale March 2020

Tea and Macaroons: Dark Knight Decor – Afternoon Tea Set ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale March 2020

Lantern: The Dark Fae – Woodsy Lantern Blue ~ by Corvi Ashdene @ Cart Sale March 2020

Lamp: BackBone – Comfy Cloud Set ~ by Kiana Writer & Rheinhard Kappler

Vase: StoraxTree – Paris Patio Pitcher Tulips A1 ~ by Kate McLaglen @ Cart Sale March 2020

Planter: StoraxTree – Iron Plant Stand Planter Roses C13 ~ by Kate McLaglen @ Cart Sale March 2020

Books: BackBone – Lazy Gamer’s Hideout Set – Mangas ~ by Kiana Writer & Rheinhard Kappler

Figurine: BackBone – Comfy Cloud Set – FunnyBone #7 – Comfy Cuddlebuddy ~ by Druelbozo Resident

Table: BackBone – Lazy Gamer’s Hideout Set – Tray (holo) ~ by Kiana Writer & Rheinhard Kappler

Links — > Cart Sale | Blueberry

Girl, Put Your Records On, Tell Me Your Favorite Song

Girl, Put Your Records On, Tell Me Your Favorite Song

Hello everyone! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy in these crazy times. I know I’m slowly starting to go a bit more insane… With all of the time at home, you’d think we would be more productive with projects we’ve left unfinished for a while, but alas, we’re just trying to cope in these strange circumstances. One of the best ways to do so is to listen to some good music. What’s your favorite band, genre, song? Whatever makes you relax or feel upbeat, turn it up and dance around in your room or while you make some food.

Girl, Put Your Records On, Tell Me Your Favorite Song

Another good way to have some fun is shopping! I know some are struggling to save money while they are out of work, but there are some great deals in SecondLife that won’t break your bank. The Cart Sale at the Wash has begun and is chock full of items that are 50L or less. Some of what I am currently wearing is from the Cart Sale. My dress was created by Sweet Willows and there are seven different color/pattern options to pick from and only costs 10L. Every single color/pattern comes in mesh sizes fitted for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique and Hourglass, and the Belleza Freya bodies. My hat is from Tiar, and while it is called Mens hat, I found it gives a fun twist to my look. It is modifiable to make sure you have the purrfect fit.

I will have more for again but don’t delay and grab these bargains before the event ends on April 15th.

Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: Magika – Hair – Fiona ~ by Sabina Gully

Headband: Majestic.+ – Purple Flower Headband ~ by Myhstical Resident

Hat: Tiar – Mens hat ~ by Atiya Baar @ Cart Sale March 2020

Dress: Sweet Willows – Janis Pastel Mini Dress ~ by WillowJustice Resident @ Cart Sale March 2020

Garter: Sweet Thing – Bath’kol Garter – Passion ~ by AyaShula Resident

Purse: Blueberry – Ride or Die – Purses – Fat Pack ~ by Blueberryxx Resident

Rings: (Yummy) – Spring Splendor ~ by Polyester Partridge

Body: Maitreya – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ by Onyx LaShelle

Pose: FOXCITY – Breather VOL2 Animated Pose Set ~ by Satomi Masukami

Links — > Cart Sale | Blueberry | Uber

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls Hey peeps! Linden Labs has made it so the SL Home and Garden Expo has a few more days! If you haven’t checked it out yet, you’re missing out on a great way to contribute to Relay For Life. As I stated in my previous post, there are creators with items up for grabs that contribute either 100% sale donations or 50% sale donations to RFL. In addition there is an auction and many creators have decorated homes to compete for the most donations to RFL. One of the homes I visited is on the water and named the Beach Cabin. House No. 11 is a cozy little home with a small living area, spacious foyer and bedroom upstairs, and an outdoor kitchen and dining area perfect for enjoying a view of the water. The dock also offers easy access to moor a boat. Come take a look at the wonderful work Alec Rogue has done on his build and donate some linden if you can to his donation kiosk. Every linden donated is a vote for their home and 100% go to RFL!
Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls

Happy exploring. ♥

Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: TRUTH – Taren – Selection ~ by Truth Hawks

Dress: Blueberry – Reachless – Dress & Top – Fat Pack ~ by Blueberryxx Resident

Jacket: Blueberry – Reachless – Denim Jacket – Fat Pack ~ by Blueberryxx Resident

Purse: AsteroidBox. – Moon Clutch Bag ~ by LeithDrew Resident

Shoes: REIGN – RUMOR HEELS – FATPACK ~ by KenadeeCole Resident & illy Miami

Collar: Violent Seduction – Aureus (Fatpack) ~ by Iki Akiri

Rings: (Yummy) – Felicity Ring Set ~ by Polyester Partridge

Pose: Foxcity – Breather VOL3 Bento Pose Set ~ by Satomi Masukami

Head: LeLutka – Bento Head-KORINA ~ by JadenArt Resident

Body: Maitreya – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ by Onyx LaShelle

Links — > House No. 11 | SL Home & Garden Expo

Some Girls Wear Jeans So Tight ’cause it Feels So Right, Yeah

Some Girls Wear Jeans So Tight 'cause it Feels So Right, Yeah

February, the month of love and romance, is almost over. While most think of it as the time for couples, it’s also a good time to show ourselves a bit of self-love. A reminder if you will, that YOU are amazing and deserving of love just the way you are. Whether you fit into one of society’s supposed “perfect” boxes or dance to the beat of your own drum, we’re all a work in progress just trying to win our battles each day. So in honor of love and being true to ourselves, treat yourself this month. Buy yourself your favorite treat, watch your favorite show or movie, and just take a moment each day to look in the mirror and tell yourself “I’m awesome the way I am.”

With the onset of spring fast approaching, I often find myself wanting to redecorate to give my surroundings a fresh look. Sprucing up my home is therapeutic for me and I’ve found some lovely things recently. =EC Designs= has created some fun new furniture sets for your homes inworld which are currently being exclusively sold at the SL Home and Garden Expo. The Home and Garden Expo is a huge event that supports Relay For Life, a cause near and dear to many of us. One of their new adorable sets that is up for 50/50 Donations is the Garden Patio Set. Included in this set are a loveseat, chair, and table that are spring green and golden yellow. Both the chair and the loveseat have several female and male single sits which can be accessed in any sitting spot. Couples can cozy up together on the Loveseat to enjoy a nice afternoon in the sun.

Some Girls Wear Jeans So Tight 'cause it Feels So Right, Yeah

If you’re looking for living room pieces, they have you covered there too with their Lawson Living Room set that has two different loveseats, an armchair, coffee tables, and a lamp which is one of their 100% donation sets. Their Gemini Lounger is up for 100% RFL donations as well. If you’re up for hunting, their Laced Up Chair is their hunt prize and will add a fun quirky vibe to any room in your house. Lastly, they have an item up for auction for the Expo. The Sheltered Lounge provides a cozy shady spot to relax or cuddle up with your loved one, which is being offered up in an event exclusive color. Be sure to check it out and help show some love to the cause!

Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: Doe: Charity – Indecisive RARE ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo

Top: Blueberry – Unbothered – Oversized Tops – Fat Pack ~ by Blueberryxx Resident

Pants: Blueberry – Unbothered – Jeans & Leather Pants – Fat Pack ~ by Blueberryxx Resident

Shoes: REIGN – CAROLINE HEELS – FATPACK ~ by KenadeeCole Resident & illy Miami

Earrings: e.marie – Cora Earrings – Golds ~ by EmilianaMarie Resident

Collar: Violent Seduction – Aureus (Fatpack) ~ by Iki Akiri

Rings: RealEvil Industries – Queen of Hearts Rings Set ~ by Crashnoww Resident @ Fameshed January 2020

Head: LeLutka – Bento Head-KORINA ~ by JadenArt Resident

Body: Maitreya – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ by Onyx LaShelle

~ Furniture & Decor ~

Couch/Chairs/Table: =EC Designs= (Garden Patio Set ~ by Cara Lionheart, Jaxx Doulton, and Muireann Galli @ SL Home & Garden Expo 2020

Flower Box: Jian – Darlington Window Planter (Coleus) ~ by JianSL Resident

Potted Plant: +Half-Deer+ – Beary Spring Planter – Panda ~ by Halogen Magic

Laptop & Books: .peaches. – Tap That App – Laptop and Books ~ by Imaginerabbits Resident

Dog: Jian – Posh Pups :: White ~ by JianSL Resident (Posh Pups gacha)

Phoenix: *HEXtraordinary* – Pulse Fundraiser Rainbow Phoenix ~ by Corwin Lacourte

Roses: +Half-Deer+ – Fairylight Rose Vines [Midnight] ~ by Halogen Magic

Vines: +Half-Deer+ – White Blossom Vines [Set of 4] ~ by Halogen Magic

House: Linden Home – Victorian the Verne – Second Life Premium Perk

Links — > =EC Designs= | Home and Garden Expo| Blueberry

I Found Solace in the Strangest Place Way in the Back of My Mind

I Found Solace in the Strangest Place Way in the Back of My Mind

Looking back on the past 12 or so months, I have been battling demons and dealing with some of the toughest health issues of my life. Four ER trips, a two-month stint in the hospital following major surgery, and multiple traumas that no one should have to go through made up the majority of my 2019. Every year has its ups and downs, but seldom have I felt close to breaking. I felt betrayed by my body. Unable to get through my day without sheer exhaustion from struggling to function.

And yet…I’ve pulled through the darkness. I’ve climbed over that terrifying mountain and made it to the other side, finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. While I’ve beaten the hardest part of this past year, the road ahead won’t be easy as I heal, strengthen, and grow as a person both mentally and physically. Thankfully, I won’t be alone on my journey. My family, friends, and partner have all been behind me, supporting and cheering me on each step of the way in my recovery. While I’ve never doubted their support, I admit to doubting myself at times. I’m only human.

With the dawn of a new year and a new decade, I hope to find renewed strength and love for myself. 2019 knocked me down but 2020 is already showing promise if I continue to move forward. As always, I’m not going to give in. Not going to fall. I’m still breathing. ♥

Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: TRUTH – Jamie – Fatpack ~ by Truth Hawks

Top: erratic – janelle – crop top / feline (maitreya) ~ by Erratic Rain

Earrings: e.marie – Farrah Earrings – Golds ~ by EmilianaMarie Resident @ N-Twenty1 December 2019

Bracelets: [ kunst ] – Olivia Handpiece ~ by Kunst Himmel @ Kustom9

Bracelet: e.marie – Friendship Bracelet – Sterling ~ by EmilianaMarie Resident

Collar: Violent Seduction – Aureus (Fatpack) ~ by Iki Akiri

Headband: e.marie – 2020 Headband ~ by EmilianaMarie Resident

Head: LeLutka – Bento Head-KORINA ~ by JadenArt Resident

Body: Maitreya – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ by Onyx LaShelle

Links — > N-Twenty1