Roses in the Snow

Believe it or not, this post springs from the Challenge to Challenge. Lizzy Plantagenet gave me a rosebush and snow. For this challenge, I kinda cheated, but it IS my blog afterall…lol. Seriously though, this reminded me of a song that I hadn’t thought about in ages. It’s one of those haunting songs that stays with you long after you listen to it.

Nico – Roses in the Snow

He came your way and when he had to go
There were roses growing in the snow
Silently, you’ll go through the shadow of your soul
And you know that it was like this before we had to go

You will never see these lights
Glowing in your nights
Until you feel this way

With every moon
It is as though you’re getting closer to your soul
And then you go alone, and with no fear
Then you will know that it was like this before he had to go
And you will find that you were blind
Until you saw these lights
Glowing in your nights

He came your way and when he had to go
There were roses growing in the snow
Silently you’ll go through the shadow of your soul
But you know it was like this before he had to go

You will never see these lights
Glowing in your nights
If you don’t know
And there are roses growing in the snow

Roses in the snow

wearing:
hair:  Tableau Vivant // Hope hair (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

EarthStones Diamond Kitty Necklace (*new* @ TLC)
~LYBRA . Winter Jacket Black (*new* @ Imaginarium)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Not So Basic (*new* @ eBENTO)
location: The Four Villages

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Crazy Weather

My friend, Adalynne, responded to my Challenge to Challenge post. She suggested snowflakes and rainbows. My first response was, “You hate me!” I haven’t been into rainbows since I was a child and they are generally associated with unicorns. I’ve never liked unicorns…ever. I thought about it for a moment then I realized she was merely referring to the weather in Alabama. You see, she lives about 30 minutes away from me and we experience the same weather. If the weather man so much as suggests snow, the stores are evacuated of all their bread, milk, and eggs. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why everyone wants to make french toast when they think there’s a snowstorm coming, but that’s what happens. What’s even funnier is that it rarely does snow and when it does it melts by noon…that’s when we get the rainbow. Thus, snowflakes and rainbows is a perfect way to describe Alabama weather. In your face, AdyCakes! *giggles*

RK Poses. Beautiful love

Sady is wearing:
hair:  TRUTH VIP Teila
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

EarthStones Diamond Kitty Necklace (*new* @ TLC)
Ascendant – Merry Bento Nails (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
(Yummy) Winter Solstice Ring Set
ChicModa // Joanna Sweater Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: RK Poses. Beautiful love *edited with AnyPose*
MINIMAL – Soho Build (*new* @ Collabor88)

A special thank you to Ulf Winterwolf for posing with me. ♥

Life of the Party

As far back as I can remember, my mother has always set the most amazing tables for dinner parties and holiday gatherings. Needless to say, she’s always cooked far too much food. I’m not going to write a lot here, just that this entire scene is dedicated to my mom.

Dinner Table

My mother has always insisted that the room is actually the life of the party and decor plays a huge part in that.

last supper

The key to all of my mother’s dishes, fancy dinner or not, is presentation.

stocking and punch

And no matter what, even when she’s lived completely alone, Christmas time requires decorations. It’s the law!

the tree

 

scene created in Onsu ~ “Maple” Skybox

Botanical – Douglas Fir Christmas Tree for Tannenbaum

Kalopsia –  All the Gift Boxes (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

Fancy Decor: Gilt Tree Decorations (*new* @ The Arcade)

Fancy Decor: Jordan Collection (*new* @ Collabor88)
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Hammered Cups
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Punch Bowl
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Christmas Trees

{moss&mink} Silk Draped Table
{moss&mink} Suede Dining Chairs
{moss&mink} Heart Drop Lights

Dahlia – Holiday Glam (*new* @ The Arcade)
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail Tray – Berry 25
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Golden Baubles
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cake – Chocolate
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Necklace Box – Diamonds
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Antler Table Arrangement – RARE
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Caviar – 30
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cake – Brulee
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Chocolates – Mousse 22
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Purse – Black
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Purse – Red
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Green Baubles
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail – Green – (REZ)
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail Tray – Absinth 24
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Antipasto Marble Platter
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Buffet Table – RARE

DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas (*new* @ The Epiphany)
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Tarts / Gold
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Pudding / Gold
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Wine / Black
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Cookies / Gold

dust bunny . season of giving . bag of coal
dust bunny . lighted jars .
dust bunny . smores jar
dust bunny . kettle and sweets .

{what next} Christmas Stockings + Deer Stocking Holder

{what next} Chocolate Yule Log
**Advent gift for 7th December for the Love To Decorate Magazine Group – it can be found in a little Christmas tree decor object by the mainstore landing point and will be out until January 15th.**

RO – Home for the Holidays – Wreath

Bee Designs Winter Chalkboards (*new* @ TLC)

Apple Fall Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace – Black

[ARIA] Babette Rug

 

Menus & Electric Heaters

This place didn’t have an extensive menu, but what they did have was simply delicious. It was a food truck permanently parked on a small peninsula off the coast of Achill Island What she loved the most was that they has hooked up small electric heaters between all the tables so even on a cool day like today, you could eat outdoor and be comfortable. She was especially grateful for this today as she planned to meet her dear friend, Grace, for lunch. It had been far too long since they had sat down and dished.

lunchtime
Grace’s challenge: a menu and an electric heater

wearing:
hair: [RA] Tina Hair (*new* @ TLC)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: –Belleza– Freya
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

EarthStones Diamond Kitty Necklace (*new* @ TLC)
*tentacio* Sandwich
e.marie // Hot Cocoa RARE
Blueberry – Reignberry – Scarf
Blueberry – Reignberry – Cardigan
Blueberry – Reignberry – Shorts

pose by BauHaus Movement

locaiton: Achill Island

Blanket and Magnet

It’a another Challenge to Challenge post!! First off, I have to fangirl just a bit. Exis actually gave me this challenge and I’m a huge fan of her work. If you’re not familiar with her, you must check her out! So, she gave me blanket and magnet, which worked out perfectly for this post, because of the dogs. Let the short story unfold…

She didn’t have children in the traditonal sense, but she had two beautiful female huskies that she referred to as her dogters. Blanket and Magnet were named for their behavior, as Blanket had dragged around some type of covering since she was brought home. She had quickly discovered how to cover herself with it, too. Magnet followed Blanket every where and always had to be touching Blanket or the blanket she used to cover herself. This was to be their first Christmas as adult dogs and though Sady was quite sure that her furry children had no understanding of the holiday, she wanted it to be special for them. Each day they received a special little treat from the advent calendar and each day she added more to their Christmas scene. Magnet had gotten tangled up in the lights, but didn’t want them removed. For now, Sady would allow it. She drank her hot cocoa as she reflected on the past year and everything that had happened. She looked lovingly at her girls and found gratitude that there were at least two creatures in her life that had yet to betray her.

a lot of xmas

wearing:
hair: MINA – Sira (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

MIDNA – Lena Necklace (*new* @ TLC)
{le fil casse} Noella Bra Top (*new* @ Epiphany)
{le fil casse} Noella Sweater (*new* @ Epiphany)
TETRA – Cargo pants
NANIKA – Bea Heels -Maitreya- RARE (*new* @ TLC)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Cocoa Dream (*new* @ TLC)

scene created in the Blueberry – Holidays Gift – Sky Version Winter Cabin

KraftWork Advent Calendar (*new* @ TLC)

[ kunst ] & KraftWork – Candle house

crate All is Calm (*new* @ Epiphany)
-crate All is Calm Cinnamon Stick Candle
-crate All is Calm ~ Snowflake Hanger
-crate All is Calm ~ Log Slice Snowflake Hanger
-crate All Is Calm ~ Stockings
-crate All Is Calm ~ Toy Train
-crate All is Calm Log Slice Wreath
-crate All is Calm Gold Star Twig Tree
-crate Little Box of Hygge Epiphany Reward ~ VIP
-crate All is Calm Cranberry Orange Shortbread

.Florix. Scandinavian X-mas (*new* @ Arcade)
-1.Florix. Scandinavian X-mas Gifts – RARE
-.Florix. Scandinavian X-mas Books Green

DYNASTY – Cozy Winter (*new* @ Epiphany)
-DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Sled RARE
-1. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Closed Thermos
-2. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Opened Thermos
-3. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Hot Choco (Small Marsh)
-4. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Hot Choco (Big Marsh)
-5. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Lantern
-6. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Standing Tray
-7. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Cookie Batch
-8. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Milk Set
-9 DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Box of Cookies

Dahlia – Verona Holiday (*new* @ Epiphany)
-Dahlia – Verona Holiday – Holly Mice – RARE
-Dahlia – Verona Holiday – Macarons – Berry
-Dahlia – Verona Holiday – Cookie Box – Green

Dahlia – Denmark Collection (*new* for Builder’s Box)
-Dahlia – Denmark – Heart Stool – Copper
-Dahlia – Denmark – Blanket – Blush
-Dahlia – Denmark – Cappucino Tray

RO – Home for the Holidays – Tundra RARE
RO – Home for the Holidays – Alaska RARE

37 Minutes

Her: ♥

Him: ♥

Her: having a good night?

Crickets

She starts to panic. Did that sound passive aggressive? Of course she wanted him to have a good night. She wanted him to say something. Anything. She wanted to be with him, but her mood…well, he wasn’t ready for that. She didn’t know if he knew that, or just that he wasn’t in the mood for her mood. Either way, it wasn’t looking good. One minute between heartbeats. One minute later…crickets. What did that mean?

8 minutes later…crickets

She sat there as she felt the air being slowly knocked from her chest. She stared at the screen until it have been 11 minutes. She took a deep breath and closed the window. This wasn’t the answer to anything good.

12 minutes, she notices as she opens another page

poke ex on FB

She gulps as she catches herself looking at the time. She sighs and pulls up a Netflix window.

37 minutes

She pops a Xanax and goes to sleep.

37 Minutes

wearing:
hair:  –FABIA– Mesh Hair <Corina> (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

_CandyDoll_ Bridgie Dress (*new* @ Uber)

pose: FOXCITY. Selfie VOL2 Bento Pose Set
Toro. 2:35am Backdrop

 

***If you are reading this on any site that suggests this post was originally published anywhere but SadyStyle by anyone other than Sadystika Sabretooth, you are reading a stolen post.

 

Every Leaf is a Flower

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~Albert Camus

I love the changing of the leaves in fall. I live in a condo that has a lovely entrance and the avenue that comes down into our neighborhood is lined with the most colorful trees. Every fall, we are blessed with brilliant reds, bright golds, bold oranges…and not just on the trees, but on the ground and whisking around the cars as we generate a gentle wind. The crisp air tingles exposed flesh just enough to make you appreciate your sweater. As the world shifts from greens to the warmest of earth tones, we see the shift of decor in homes, yards, and stores. It makes me crave hot chocolate and caramel apples. I love how creative people get with their pumpkins, too. Reserving them for Autumn rather than mutilating them to make some jagged scene or face for Halloween. This is the coziest of all the seasons to me and though the shift in weather causes me to ache and hurt more physically than usual, I could never hate it.

My Favorite Season

scene created in (Milk Motion) elegant penthouse

Fancy Decor: Rameau set (*new* @ FaMESHed)
-Fancy Decor: Rameau Mirror
-Fancy Decor: Rameau High-Back Settee
-Fancy Decor: Rameau Side Table
-Fancy Decor: Rameau Bowl of Roses (dark red)
-Fancy Decor: Rameau Print A
-Fancy Decor: Rameau Print B
-Fancy Decor: Rameau Print C
-Fancy Decor: Rameau Print D

Fancy Decor: Russell set (*new* @ Collabor88)
-Fancy Decor: Watson Rug
-Fancy Decor: Russell Floorlamp
-Fancy Decor: Russell Sectional Sofa
-Fancy Decor: Russell Magazine Stack
-Fancy Decor: Russell Coffee Table
-Fancy Decor: Russell Geosphere
-Fancy Decor: Grass Planter
-Fancy Decor: Russell Geosculpt
-Fancy Decor: Russell Magazine Basket A
-Fancy Decor: Russell Magazine Basket B
-Fancy Decor: Russell Vase
-Fancy Decor: Russell Jug Vase

02 Fancy Decor: Suede Ottoman
Fancy Decor: Autumn Centerpiece
Fancy Decor: Gold Pumpkin
08 Fancy Deccor: Opulent Pumpkin (Pearl – jeweled)
11 Fancy Decor: Warden Pumpkin
Fancy Decor: Succulent Pumpkin Planter
Fancy Decor: Cactus Pumpkin Planter

SHADES – Thanksgiving Leaf Wreath (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs

[Commoner] Sassy Sentiments / #blessed

The Loft – Morgan Accent Pillow
The Loft – Morgan Stone Candle
The Loft – Lotus Holder
The Loft – Nolan Floor Lamp
Loft & Aria – Dixie Frames
The Loft – Andreas Olive Branch Lantern
The Loft – Andreas Gold Tree

Serenity Style– Unforgettable time Topiary

Astralia – Suitcase Record Player

PILOT – Fido [Carbon]

striped mocha – hanging lotuses – gold
striped mocha – hanging lotuses – black

KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Simple (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)

[ zerkalo ] Dark Elegance – Cloche w/Pumpkin

 

***If you are reading this on any site that suggests this post was originally published anywhere but SadyStyle by anyone other than Sadystika Sabretooth, you are reading a stolen post.

In My Head

So, if you relate the first bit of lyrics below, click the link and you can sing along, read along, or just listen to the rest of the song. I’m not much in the mood to talk about my feelings at the moment, but the song is a clue for those that care. I don’t really expect anyone to…so its another post with lyrics. It’s 4am and this is where I am in my head.

“I know it’s not the same
But I feel it any way
Tell me if that’s okay
No, I’ll be on my way
Should’ve known, now I feel insane
Am I insane?
I’ve waited way too long
Yeah, I know you’ve changed
You have a different face to me
I guess that I was wrong
I’m the one to blame
And that’s a shame, you see
Uhh-uh-uh, you’re in my head
And I keep on forgettin’
Uhh-uh-uh, you’re here instead
And it seems never ending
Uhh-uh-uh-uhh, I know, I know you’ve changed
You don’t feel the same
Uhh-uh-uh, you’re in my head…”
~Peter Manos – In My Head

thinking it over

wearing:
hair:  Magika  – Chapters
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

[  kunst  ] – Old Cigarette Holder (left)
[Aleutia] Denali Top (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
[Aleutia] Denali Pants (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Moth set
***modified using AnyPose

scene:
Loft & Aria – Ashcroft Bed
Loft & Aria – Ashcroft Side Table
Loft & Aria – Ashcroft Table Lamp

[Commoner] Break-Up Survival Kit / Zanax RARE

[ kunst ] – Ashtray v3 / Marble #2

.peaches. Bae’s Journal – Lover

[Bad Unicorn x Birch] Mary Janes ‘Noel’s Cookies’

04 CODEX_DELUXE TOY 4

Ariskea [Ophelia] Big Plant

 

***If you are reading this on any site that suggests this post was originally published anywhere but SadyStyle by anyone other than Sadystika Sabretooth, you are reading a stolen post.

Find the light

This entire song has been one of those songs that I’ve related closely to from the very first time I heard it. There’s a weird sense of comfort in surrendering myself to the pain accompanied by lyrics. I didn’t list all of the lyrics, just the first punch. This is one of those songs that just…well…give it a listen sometime and if you really hate the melody, maybe just google the lyrics and read them over. *shrugs* Do what you want, I know I do. *forces a smile*
“Yesterday was the tornado warning, today is like the morning after
Your world is torn in half, you wake and let’s wait to start the morning process
Rebuilding and you’re still a work in progress
Today is a whole new chapter, it’s like an enormous ass
The thunderstorm has passed ya
Your weather didn’t poke his eyes out with the thorn bush that you
Used to smell the roses, stopped to inhale can’t even tell your nose is stuffed
So focused on the brightside, then you floor the gas pedal
And hit the corner fast, the more asserted
Never looking back, may hit the curb
But everyday is a new learning curve, as you, steer through life
Sometimes you might not wanna swerve
But you have to to avert a disaster, lucky, no permanent damage
Cause they hurt you so bad, it’s like they murdered your ass
And threw dirt on your casket, but you returned from the ashes
And that hurt that you have, you just converted to gasoline
And while you’re burning the past, standing at inferno and chant
I’m standing in the flames
It’s a beautiful kind of pain
Setting fire to yesterday
Find the light, find the light, find the light”

another day

wearing:
hair:  Lamb. Bliss (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

(Yummy) Auspicious Necklace (*new* @ Uber)
^^Swallow^^ Princess Bento Rings

Blueberry Aria – Button Up Top
Blueberry – Tinker Set – Long Legwarmers

crate Porch Rocker ~ Yellow (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
crate Porch Rocker ~ Decor (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
***pose used is in the chair***

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