“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


I have been thinking a lot more about serious issues lately because of the elections in the US and the tension with the police. I can only heed Gandhi’s words and face things with hope. SL provides a little joy and beauty and good distraction from all that, especially when you have great creations to show like this zigzag dress from ValentinaEvangelista for Shiny Shabby. Valentina always follows her own style and seems to find a joy in creating original new pieces with great colors (check out these zigzags) and sexy features. This top drops down so I wore an applier from one of Mariska Simons’ lingerie sets. Funky platform shoes from TomClaney include a great color-change HUD for different elements of the shoes. Aikea Reiko has created a lovely set of jewelry for Epiphany.


Ele Brandi has made this gorgeous applier for the Catwa mesh heads for Shiny Shabby. I tinted up the lips with the handy makeup HUD and found a great look to go with Mirja Mills’ beautiful hair for Hair Fair 2016. Mirja is unfailingly generous in her talents and time for events like Hair Fair. She is offering five beautiful styles for this year’s Hair Fair and a set of jewelry as a gift for any comers.


Hats seem to be Mirja’s theme this year and each hair comes with a beautifully-styled hat with additional colors offered via the hair tinting HUDs. You can color the hat, flowers, and band separately to create a beautiful look. The long hair with a straw hat is a perfect look for summer while the gorgeous curly ‘do (which looks an awful lot like my RL hair when it dries right I realized), is a great throwback look to the 70s but wonderful for today too.


Mirja tried her hand at a great looking mesh in two hats. This hat has a pretty hydrangea covering a low-tied bun.


And this mesh hat includes a cheerful striped hair band with pretty blousy flowers and is tied in the back with another ribbon (see my close up).


Finally, Mirja could not keep out her braided hair for Hair Fair, and this is a darling, side-tied look below a pretty wavy hat.



Skin applier: ::Modish::[Catwa] Nata (T01)Face Applier HUD by Ele Brandi for Modish, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Candy V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona eyes – 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :V.e. Zigzag Dress MAITREYA Teal by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby *

Lingerie applier: ~Blacklace~ Lydia: Cyan Lace Omega by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Necklaces: :[P]:- Lune Necklaces:// Goldenesque and :[P]:- Spire Quartz Pendant [Long]:// Goldenesque by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at The Epiphany *

Rings: :[P]:- Bea Ringset [Maitreya-Right]:// Goldenesque by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at The Epiphany *

Nail appliers: Hello Dave – Nail Appliers – Licky Moo by Maia Gasparini for Hello Dave!

Shoes: >VeNuS<>ShOeS< SANDALS SOPHIA FOR  MAITREYA by tomclaney for >VeNuS<>ShOeS<

Poses: (HUD)SLC SS Pose – watch me by manmoth Nishi for Body Language Sweet Lovely Cute, available at ROMP *


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.



“Trees’re always a relief, after people.” ~ David Mitchell


I am an introvert. I like my alone time a lot. I like quiet. So a walk in the woods is a good thing, and dressed as a woman warrior, I can let my inner fierce out. I dressed this way because two elements I wanted to show: first, these great mesh gladiator sandals with knee pads from Erratic Rain, which she is featuring at Uber. Available in several colors, the sandals are great for any kind of RL or a sexy summer look. My outfit is one of ValentinaEvangelista’s great mesh pieces. She makes her own mesh, and it’s not easy rigging clothes to fit well and also doing the fantastic textures she makes. If you want original mesh, that’s the place to go.


The other reason I did this look was to show off Shylah Honey’s hair for We Love Roleplay. Shylah (and her husband Tommy Fairplay) also do all original mesh pieces. This side-swept ‘do comes in 20 shades on their texture-change HUD and includes the feathers on the side, perfect for RP. My skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s exclusive for 24 Squared. She will only be selling 150 copies total and once they are gone, they are gone. The skin comes with a generous number of lipsticks and eye makeups plus freckles and of course, cleavage, so it’s a very unique look for a lucky few.


Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Koko Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at We Love Roleplay *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Melissa Bronze  with .::WoW Skins::. Orange Lips Tattoo B/DT (ADD ME) and .::WoW Skins::. Black eyeliner (Bonus) by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at 24 Squared *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Moca moca eyes -Light Brown- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Outfit: :V.e. Sophia Two Piece Cocoa by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E.

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Fern’s Trinket and Bead Necklace – Long by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at  FaMESHed *

Headpiece and Earrings: Legal Insanity – Ashanti Headband Black with Ashanti Earrings – Black  by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at the Showroom *

Bracers: .random.Matter. – Baratheon Bracers – Brown by Nikohl Hax for .random.Matter, available at We Love Roleplay *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: erratic / valena – gladiator sandals / espresso by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Uber *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at the Chakyrn Forest