The common hill-flowers wither, but they blossom again. The laburnum will be as yellow next June as it is now. In a month there will be purple stars on the clematis, and year after year the green night of its leaves will hold its purple stars. But we never get back our youth. ~ Oscar Wilde


Finally the flowers are out! I have been taking walks and snapping photos left and right of people’s gorgeous gardens. By the end of August. I hope my clematis climbs as high as the one Lilith Heart is selling at Fameshed. The detail for such low land impact is amazing.

Kiddo Oh’s gorgeous dress for the Cosmopolitan Room is a lovely full mesh piece that evokes dresses young ladies wore for cotillions but with a sexy twist in skirt cut up to there and side panels cut to the waist. With a delicate crystal embellishment along the bodice, it comes in four lovely shades, but I thought this delicate shade was perfect.


Bubbles Clawtooth came out with this retro style for Collabor88, available with or without bangs and with a nice texture-change bow. I think my mom wore a style very similar to this in the early 60s and it suits this ball gown just fine when one thinks of the last bloom of innocence in a young woman. My pretty skin is Inka Mexicola’s lovely new skin, available in her store with all the eyebrow shades you can shake a stick at. As always, her eyes are soulful with thick groomed brows and a piquant smile.


Hair: Clawtooth: Bee-Bop-Betty – Complete Collection by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Essences [Illamasqua] medium02 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – morning by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Miso Nude by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Ingenue :: Lara Heels (Maitreya) :: Blush by Betty Doyle for Ingenue

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Décor: Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Ancient Climbing Clematis by Lilith Heart for Heart Garden Centre, available at FaMESHed


Poor Dear Silly Spring

Poor Dear Silly Spring

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! ~Wallace Stevens

Poor Dear Silly Spring

It’s coming! It’s coming! The sun is out, the snow is melting, the world is puddle wonderful! I admit I was starting to doubt with the many inches of snow, the never-ending unrelenting cold, and the fact that a groundhog bit the mayor of a town in my state. I know I am overdoing it with the flowers here, but spring is coming and I can’t wait!

TheAnnex is offering this lovely dress among others in their gacha at The Luck of the Irish Gacha that Depraved Nation is holding. There are a kazillion gachas full of all sorts of awesome stuff like this, so bring lots of change. My shoes are HauteCoutureDesign’s original mesh set, and they come with a HUD with six wonderful springtime colors with a darling t-strap design and a wedge heel.

I outfitted my parcel with this great gazebo from Winter Thorn, which also comes with a beautiful cozy fireplace, though I opted to use the more open one so I could take in the promise of spring in the air. I dropped in minor decorations from Sway Dench and a hanging mobile I picked up at Origami by gin Fhang.

Poor Dear Silly Spring

Skin Fair opened at midnight and the sims were INSTANTLY jam packed. (Find all the details here.) You can find this gorgeous skin from Hart Larsson on Sim 1. As usual, he decorates the skin with a cateye liner and lovely lips and features, all hand-drawn and refined. And since Hart is a programmer himself, he managed to unlock every kind of major applier, including that for the Belleza body, so you can rest assured you are PXL top to bottom. My hair is one of Thora Charron’s newest, a lovely romantic look with a twisted lock that pulls to the back and beautiful waves, all with her clever texture-change HUD. And a branch of blossoms from Siestabril Nitely, also from Origami, completes the look and brings spring, finally, to my blog!

Poor Dear Silly Spring

Hair: .LeLutka.Honor hair.M by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Skin: [PXL] Aeryn SK ~ Makeup 04 LEB C2 by Hart Larsson for [PXL], available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Deep by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples, available at The Men’s Dept.

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: The Annex – Spring Fling – Dress – Pink Floral byTheAnnex for The Annex, available at The Luck of the Irish *

Branch: SakuraAsobi-Shunmin-Hand by Siestabril Nitely for un Jour, available at Origami

Shoes: Poute Timber High Wedges by HauteCoutureDesign for Poute *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Gazebo: {what next}Toscana Gazebo (with lights) by Winter Thorn for {what next} *


  • HEART – WILDFLOWERS – Buttercups and Daisies Display by Lilith Heart for Heart Garden Centre, available at FaMESHed
  • Sway’s [Heart Birds] garden stake by Sway Dench for Sway’s *
  • *:..Silvery K..:*tsurushi hina_TypeB(T) by gin fhang for Silvery K, available at Origami

Poor Dear Silly Spring

The Simple Life

“The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t.” ~ Marie Kondō

The Simple Life

I have a bit of cabin fever. I need to just get out, hit the road, do something. So I suggested to Mr. Beresford that we take to the road. I imagined a life of leisure, of thoughtful moments and quiet repose. A life where we could enjoy the fresh air and the flowers and the springtime. Where I could wear flowers in my hair (Bubbles Clawtooth’s fabulous look from the Arcade) and flirty ruffled dresses (ValentinaEvangelista’s specifically, from Shiny Shabby) and lounge around.

The Simple Life

He was amenable but when he saw our proposed living space (a great camper from Wavie Haller from the Arcade), he snorted and said, “Your *shoes* will not fit in there.”

The Simple Life

“But honey,” I said, “We can go through our things and sort out what we don’t need to take. It’s time to simplify our lives.”

The Simple Life

Of course, we went back and forth. His programming books, of course, had to go along and well, all my fiction (see the huge pile of books from DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie from Shiny Shabby). He wanted to take all his computers along but I said no, we have other things to occupy our time. (See the checkers from DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie, the trivia game and cornhole from Wavie Haller from the Arcade, and the candles and incense from MadPea next to the very cozy bed in the camper from Wavie). (And yes, two fit cozily in that bed.)

The Simple Life

Of course, I had just gotten the new collections from the Arcade of the Cupcake Bunnies from Sway Dench and the Cats Out of the Bag from Trace Osterham, so I wanted to bring them along because they were so cute, which caused quite a fuss between us, but I managed to shrink them up and put them on a shelf or two. He grumbled and tried to sneak in an extra monitor (or two or three) but I put the kibosh on that.

The Simple Life

We sorted, we argued, we hemmed, we hawed. After all our negotiations, we realized we would have to pull an additional trailer behind us for everything we simply couldn’t do without (including, yes, my shoes). But we did manage to pack up a couple boxes of things to discard….

The Simple Life

Hair: Clawtooth: La Bella Donna (with flowers) by Bubbles by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at the Arcade *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Leigh 4 (honey) with [theSkinnery] Leigh 4 (honey) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Arcade *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – hazel by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :V.e. Stevie Lace Dress Lilac by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: Essenz – Lisbon (Fatpack 1) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture *



[Con.] Open Road Collection by Wavie Haller for Consignment, available at the Arcade *

  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Americana poster
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Cornhole
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Flamingo
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Lawn Chair – purple
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Lawn Chair – Yellow
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Paper Map
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Postcards
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Radio
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Route 66
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Trailer – RARE
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Trivia – Blue


HEART – WILDFLOWERS – Daisies and Buttercups by Lilith Heart for Heart Garden Centre, available at FaMESHed


My Father’s Shiny Shabby Treasures by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for
[ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby*

  • [ zerkalo ] Globe
  • [ zerkalo ] Draughts
  • [ zerkalo ] Huge pile of books RARE


Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] Arcade Gacha by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at the
Arcade *

  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny]
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] art
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] balloon RARE
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] book
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] butterfly RARE
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] crown RARE
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] flower
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] heart
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] pinwheel
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] present


{theosophy} Well, Cat’s Out Of The Bag by Trace Osterham for {theosophy}, available at the
Arcade *

  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Bikini Bod)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Birthday)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Coffee Break)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Emotional)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (False Advertising)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Hot Bod)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Nature)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Pizza Party)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Recycle)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Spooky)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Suit And Tie)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Thank You)


MadPea Squeeky Clean! by Wavie Haller for MadPea, available at the Arcade*

  • MadPea Ex-girlfriend’s Junk
  • MadPea Ex-boyfriend’s Junk
  • MadPea Pure Mind

The Simple Life

P.S. Yes, doing these slurls and the formatting is a bitch. Thank you for noticing.