To AraCakes with Love

I grew up listening to my mom telling stories about hanging out at the soda fountain at the pharmacy after school. The closest thing I had to that was my last two years of high school, we’d all park at Corner Grocery, which was really a Texaco station, get drunk and dance in the gravel parking lot. The owners were super cool and didn’t mind us being there as we bought drinks, snacks, cigarettes, and occasionally talked someone into buying us alcohol. Plus, the store isn’t likely to get robbed with a group of teens hanging out next to it. Those were good times, but I always wondered what it must have been like to sit on a stool at an actual soda fountain. God knows with the heat in my part of the world, I’d love to sit in a sweet shop with a good old fashioned milk shake right about now. We had a really cute little shop for a while called Just Desserts where you’d get a piece of cake the size of your head and pay about $6usd for it, but it was literally too rich for my blood. That’s the problem I find with most American desserts anyway, too sweet. I grew up on European desserts and as decadent as they looked, they were the perfect balance of flavors without being too sweet.
So, anyway, you might be wondering about the title and what that has to do with what I’ve written. Well, I’ll tell you, absolutely nothing. This post is just a little wink to Miss AraCakes, a wonderful and shy friend of mine that is the only one that gets away with calling me Cupcake. I know by writing that you’ll all try it now and I’m warning you, the nickname is reserved for Ara only, so when I ignore you…you’ll know why, cuz you fuckers ain’t gonna steal her special pet name for me! *sticks her tongue out*

SadyCakes

wearing:
hair
little bones. Estine (*new* @ C88)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo.:::G.ID:::. Charlotte Tattoo (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

Cae :: Sydney :: Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
:::NOIR::: Infinite Bracelets (*new* @ FaMESHed)
**RE** Dark Queen Rings – Bento 2.0
Astralia – Compatible nails system (Maitreya Stiletto base)
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Bloody Kisses
LYBRA . Natalia (*new* @ SouledOut)
[Gos] Boutique – Gigi Sandals (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose by Del May Poses

scene:
RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Iron Wall
[Merak] – Milkshake Sign (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Bakery Sign (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Cupcake Sign (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Cupcake Box (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Milkshake Love (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Retro Bakery Bar (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Retro High Chair(green) (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

If I Have an Angel

I was born on a Sunday morning. My devote Christian grandmother told my mom that it meant I would have extra angels looking over me. As I was not a particularly graceful child (or adult for that matter) my mother would often say, “Your angels are working overtime today!” As I got older and continued to be anything but graceful, my mother would beg my extra angels to look after me and to have mercy on her. *laughs* I see a lot of memes with angels facepalming that say something about how people’s angels must look watching over them. Every time I see one, I just chuckle. My grandmother passed away when I was eleven. My mother insisted that she joined the ranks of angels looking over me. What occurred in my life the following year was confirmation that there were no angels watching over me.
As I grew older, I would sometimes imagine that there were still a few angels lingering about and just maybe they were dosing out some karma on those that crossed me, but eventually I grew to believe that wasn’t true either. I know some people do believe in angels and I have to say I think its a beautiful sentiment, but for me…nah, I don’t believe in them anymore. However, the concept of angels has always been quite fascinating. I especially love the way they are represented on Supernatural. I realize not all of my readers have seen that show and some may have just started it, so I won’t go into any details and spoil it. The entire concept of God, angels, Lucifer, demons…all of it…ages old, but the way the stories are told on Supernatural almost makes me want to believe in them again. At least that story makes a bit more sense to me, but alas to believe their story means I must also believe in all the monster presented, as well.

angry angel

For now, I’ll just present you with this picture and the thought that if I have an angel watching over me, this is what I think my angel probably looks like…sometimes she is stunned and pointing her finger at me as if to say, “You did it AGAIN!” She would surely be angry and frustrated to say the very least.

lost angel close up

hairTableau Vivant \\ Editorial \ Southern wind – Blacks+Whites
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skinGlam Affair – Molly – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Artic (*new* @ Arcade)
eyesCATWA Mesh Eyes Pack
eye applier:Conviction: Viscous Eyes
tearsCURELESS [+] Dragon Tears (v.1)
ears: .:E.A.Studio:. Box Ears Icarus
eyebrowsWarPaint* Hepburn Brow [Catwa] (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
lipstick-SU!– The Matte Lip Essentials
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo**RE** Surya Tattoo – Common – Silver
nails: Astralia – Compatible nails system (Maitreya Stiletto base)
nail polish: GingerFish-Nail Applier-Astralia- Fairy Glitter-S

.:E.A.Studio:. BOX Collar Oculus Cross
Astralia – Wisdom angel WINGS RARE
.LYBRA . GABRIELLA (*new* @ LIMIT8)
erratic / cerise – panties
#EMPIRE – Impatiens

pose by Del May

scene created in a black box using:
uk – Mystic Dew Drops & Mist Sets
E.V.E Dancing Poison Rain {Silver}

Almost Ready

On the rare occasion that I wear full face make up in RL, lipstick is always the last thing I apply and its something I apply throughout the day if I’ve got the mind to do so. When I saw these poses from GingerFish, I had already aquired the Hair Salon backdrop from Astralia and knew immediately that this was going to work out wonderfully with my new hair from Mina and the Oh! Dress from Cynful. This is one of those pictures that I just had to get right and I hope that you like it as much as I enjoyed putting it all together.
Sometimes blogging is just that simple for me. Its things falling into place with the only effort on my part is taking the picture, editing, writing these words, and listing the credits.
I doubt there’s anyone out there that hasn’t heard the words, “Almost ready!” as they wait for someone to join them on an outing, whether its a night out, going shopping, a trip, or just going somewhere to hang out.

almost ready

wearing:
hair:  MINA – Shelley (*new* @ ULTRA )
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skinGlam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
tattooRedFish – Anymore Tattoo (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)

[Cynful] The Oh! Dress

pose: GingerFish Poses – Lipstick Love 1*lipstick & compact included* (*new* @ eBENTO)

Astralia – Vintage backgrounds (Hair Saloon) (*new* @ Rewind)

Oh no!

This is was very much like my face in RL today when I was faced with one crappy thing after another! I thought I was going to pull my hair out. I wanted to crawl back into bed and never get out. I really wanted to cancel my RL account, but alas, that never works! Then some awesome things happened in SL to kinda turn my day around. I’m so grateful for this virtual world and all the amazing people in it. So, just a quick post to show off my pretty nails and rings…cuz I can. I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

crying

wearing:
hair:   TRUTH HAIR Cheri (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
eyeshadow::SG:: Let’sGo Shadow – JESSICA HEAD :: Catwa
ears: .:E.A.Studio:. Box Ears Falling Star
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Astralia – Compatible mesh nails
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Bloody Kisses
**RE** Luxy Rings Set
[ kunst ] – Wire ring
pose: BodyLanguage SLC Bento SS POSE PuniPuni C (*new* @ Kustom9)

Shoot From the Hip

“Shoot from the hip,” is a phrase that’s been used in reference to me…well, pretty much my whole life, by my mother mostly, because I don’t seem to have much of a filter. Believe it or not, I really do have one. I leave much more unsaid than I actually blurt out, but even the best filter allows for something to slip through, right? *laughs* I envy those with quick wit. My wit tends to be a bit slower and my comebacks usually occur hours to weeks later. However, that doesn’t stop me from mouthing off…nor does my weak filter or my slow wit. Its also why I’m not great at customer service without being completely fake. I don’t mind helping people, mind you, but I have limits on how far I’m willing to go with stupid people and I’m sure as hell not going to stand there idly with a smile on my face while someone rants on and on about their petty little complaints, especially when their complaint has absolutely nothing to do with me! Ok, so I’m a little scrappy, but something I learned from grandmother was that its always better to be honest. Granted, I don’t have her great talent for making the truth sound like honey on a warm biscuit, but you will definitely get the truth from me.

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wearing:
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO

Astralia – Compatible mesh nails system
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Fairy Glitter
CODEX_BRACELETS ZAYRA (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

L&B *   LARAFit Swear Dita Denim Jeans (*new* @ Uber)

Just a Little Taste

So, Josh and I did a little thing with this pose. We both took a picture and mine is the main one of course, but the second one is by Josh Brian. I am so lucky to have found someone that shares my passion for photography. Not only does he support my endless hours of blogging, but he shoots pictures right along with me. Often times to my dismay, because as I’ve told Josh…I tend to create a scene with a particular view in my head. Then he comes along and shows the whole world how I’m not really even on the chair at all. *laughs* #busted!
So, here’s a little taste of our world together…his and her views. ♥

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I want to tell you a little bit about this pose, too, because the very talented (and equally crazy), Tracy Redangel happens to be one of my best friends.  And because she is such a close friend, I know how long and hard she worked on this pose set. Not only did she work on it for weeks (weeks? yes, because..well…SQUIRREL)…she provided three sets in the pack in an effort to cover all the bases. You see…there’s a huge height difference between Josh and I. He’s offered to go shorter for me, but I rather like him the way he is…plus…have you seen him? Talk about a fun tree to climb..*giggles*…anyway, Tracy’s pose store, Gingerfish Poses, is THE pose store to watch. She has years of pose making experience and well…she’s freaking awesome.

Josh is wearing:
hair: *Dura-Boy*70(Dark brown)
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
ears: .:E.A.Studio:. Box Ears Falling Star
bodySlink Physique Male Mesh Body
tattoo: DAPPA – Pharaoh Tattoo.

[ kunst ] – Wire ring
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet

L&B Swear “Classic” T-Shirt Group Gift v2
L&B Swear Patrol Denim Jeans

Sady is wearing:
hair: Clawtooth: Cherry Bomb
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
[ kunst ] – Wire ring

Tee*fy Emma Top (March Luxe Box)
Tres Blah – Juniper Mini Skirt (March Luxe Box)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Closer
backdrop: [Bad Unicorn] ‘The Warehouse’ Backdrop (TMD)

Princess Sady

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away…ok, so it was my virtual backyard! Back to the story, stop interrupting. *winks*
*clears her throat* Once upon a time, on sim not so far away, lived a simple little shopping junkie by the name of Sady. One unsuspecting day she was presented a magical garment by the queen of glamour, Cynthia Ultsch from the land of Cynful, where upon magical things began to happen. Her hair grew long and luxurious as she was touched by the Hairy God Mother aka Lilly Herberg.

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Suddenly, she was a princess and deer from far and wide…okay, from all over the sim…came to her, seeking protection. Protection from what you ask? Well, you see there were some very evil hunters across the grid…they were savages and known for their grilling of all things marvelous like cute little goats and even Santa Claus! Yes, truly evil hunters…*nods*…like totally, really bad.
Knowing the deer were depending on her new powers and regal beauty, duh, to keep the hunters at bay, she threw up hands, both left and right, as the hunters approached and said, “Nay, farewell thee, felonious Felicias…your kind are not welcome here. Be gone.”

cynful-phoenix-c883

Just like that and with a power much like that of Darth Vadar, a force was whipped across the land keeping the evil hunters at bay….ok, they were ban lines and they were sent back to their corner of the sim…would you please stay with me and stop being so literal…sheesh. Can’t a girl tell a fairy tale in a virtual world of make believe? *giggles* The point is they went away and as they returned to their corner of the grid with their proverbial tails tucked between their chubby little thighs (I’m so dead.) she flipped them the sweetest little bird she ever did flip, “Ciao!”

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And the lovely deer lived safely ever after…well, until Sady logged out and Grace came back to claim her escaped venison. -_-

You can write your very own fairy tale by exploring all the goodies at Collabor88 and the various other awesome events going on around the grid.♥

hair: :::Phoenix::: Tiana Hair (*new* @ Collabor88)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
skinL’Etre Skin Shop – Megan Skin [Cotton Tone]
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

!:LYBRA:! Karina Tiara 
EF:
Fortuna Full Set [earrings/bracelets/necklace] (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[Cynful] Regality Corset Set (*new* @ Collabor88)

poses: GingerFish Poses  – Ciao
scene:
uK – Fairy Realm Gazebo (*new* @ FaMESHed)
JIAN :: White Tail Deer
Roses by *~Aphrodite  Shop~*
=EliBaily= Ivy
E.V.E Dancing Hearts (*new* @ We ❤ Role-Play)
*alirium* DwarfForest