The prodigal blogger returns

Hi! I’m back… and I hope all of you in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet and lovely, just the way I like it.

So today I want to talk about the amazing Tannenbaum Market that opened this past week and runs through December 25th. This event features awesome designers with lovely holiday and winter goodies. There’s also one of the coolest gacha ideas I’ve ever seen… but I’ll get to that in a moment.

First, my outfit. It’s Valentina E. Couture, the sweater top is optional (the dress itself is strapless) and it comes in 4 colors. I chose the evergreen, and paired it with Ingenue’s cozy socks and flats. I love these socks because they have cuffs that are fitted to the Maitreya body (and also SLink Physique, fitted mesh and unrigged versions). I suck at resizing things, and with my fuller figured av, I always have to. The shoes are so cute and they look comfy as hell. I want a pair in RL, tbh. My wreath of lights is from Ohmai, also at Tannenabaum. It’s texture change and there is an unlit version, too.

Tis the season

Now, about the tree and the gachas at Tannenbaum. The tree is undecorated, in the stand, and was made by Botanical, and is available for sale for just L$250. It’s well worth it, as it’s gorgeous. But beyond that, the gachas are ornaments and decor designed especially for this tree! Which makes it easier to decorate. I love this idea so much. I love the concept that friends and SL families can come together, each with their own ornaments and decorate as a group. It adds a level of realism to a virtual world that I never even thought of before, but it’s such a lovely touch. I know some of you are gacha weary, and I feel strongly that they have their time and place (like gacha exclusive events such as The Epiphany or The Arcade), but this one is SO sweet and lovely. It was a brilliant idea, and I hope others have fun with it. I’ll be doing closeups of the ornaments featured on the tree in a later post because they’re too beautiful not to be seen close up.

The stockings on the mantle are from Lost Junction, also at Tannenbaum. I love the shape, the colors… they’re super adorable and realistic looking.

More soon…



On Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Jessica mesh head
Lara Hurley: Christy applier for Catwa – rose pale
Eula: Daria hair – reds
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Forrest
Ohmai: X-Mas Lights Wreath – Serious – Lit Tannebaum
Valentina E. Couture: Noell sweater & dress – Evergreen Tannebaum
Ingenue: Edmee loafers – Hollyberry & Twinkle Toes socks Tannebaum

On Sephie:
Clef de Peau: Robin – tone 4 w/stubble tattoo
Exile: 6th Avenue Heartache – Raven
I.D.: September eyes – Amber
FATEwear: Cooper shirt – Tundra, Peter pants – Lagoon
FATEstep: Owen moccasins

Repose: Gifting group pose and props (with two poseballs hidden)

Barnesworth Anubis – Maitland house (modified)
Fancy Decor: Wooden Snowflake B Tannebaum
R(S)W: Christmas Card Row Tannebaum
Lost Junction: Hangy Socks – Green – Stocking A, Hangy Socks – Red Print – All, Hangy Socks – Green – Stocking B Tannebaum
JIM: Rustic House (Christmas) Tannebaum
Botanical: Fir Christmas Tree Tannebaum
Silence: Tree skirt – red (Rare) Tannebaum
Studio Skye: Falling snow system (snow seen out of the window created with this amazing system)

(Details on tree decor in future post, but feel free to ask questions in the comments if you can’t wait!)

Some time off…

I don’t usually do this, but I am going to take a bit of a break. Probably only a week or so at most. My grandmother’s not doing well, and I’m not feeling very focused right now. So I’ll be back soon. I just need to find some creativity and energy first.

Thank you all who have already expressed love and support for me on Plurk. I really appreciate it so much.



Balancing Act

I’ve been balancing RL health issues with SL stuff, so I felt like shooting a picture that symbolized this. I went to – yes, you guessed correctly – Blithe and found this log bridge, and it was the perfect setting for how I’ve felt of late. I’m wearing a dress I love from Neve. I think it’s sexy and cute and quirky all at once. It also has a scarf that you can show or hide via the hud. I have it hidden for this pic, but it’s truly lovely and dresses up the look fabulously. My boots are from Reign, for the Sad November event. I love these boots. They remind me a bit of fringed ankle boots I had in 1988.

Balancing Act

I’m also wearing Pink Fuel’s beautiful & newly released Morgana applier for the Catwa head. I’m honestly still learning all the things my various mesh heads can do, but one thing I did learn was that I could add eyeliner from the hud for this head (which you can also tint), and I did so here. I had a fitting issue with my Catwa head, so I messaged the creator Catwa Clip. She was so helpful, and got back to me really fast. Good customer service is something I really value, so I wanted to point that out. We so often hear the bad customer service stories and less often hear the good ones! It turned out I simply had an old version of the head, so it was an easy fix.

Autumn Daydreamer

It’s kind of unusual for me to wear gold anything, but this eyeshadow is really almost a bronze shade, and it worked so well with the colors in the dress. And I won’t deny it, the colors sort of made me think a little of Ravenclaw house colors. Yeah, I’m that dorky. My beautiful cameo jewelry is from Lost Junction, and can be found at The Gacha Garden. I’ve a long love of cameos, and there are so many different designs you can play for in this set.



Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Jessica mesh head
Pink Fuel: Morgana appliers for Catwa – Peach
Tableau Vivant: Cameron hair – reds
Buzzeri: Serenity eyes – Amber
Neve: Embrace dress – linear
Lost Junction: Cameo Collection – Girl The Gacha Garden
Izzie’s: Sheer tights for Maitreya body
Reign: Fringe boots – Camel Sad November
Location: Blithe

Don’t wanna sleep

I love the nap tubs from floorplan for The Epiphany. They’re seriously cute, and look so cozy I wish I had one just like them in RL. They have a jumping animation built in, and this is how I feel right now. Like I’d rather jump on the bed than sleep! We’re leaving for a 1200 mile road trip tomorrow (be back Wednesday night), and I am so excited I’m finding sleep elusive. I decided this would be a perfect way to show off the silly gift Izzie’s released at Geeks ‘N Nerds… googly eyed pasties! There’s also ones you can wear over your eyes. They come in both static and animated versions. My hair is another Geeks ‘N Nerds release, from Olive, and my skin is by Atomic and can be found at The Epiphany!

Don't wanna sleep

I took the photo on one of the docks at Blithe. And now, it’s time for sleeping and vacationing! See soon!


Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Atomic: Lilith skin – Sugar 4 The Epiphany
Olive: Paloma hair – reds Geeks ‘N Nerds
Izzie’s: Weather necklace – Snow & Rain The Epiphany
Izzie’s: Googly eye pasties Geeks ‘N Nerds
Izzie’s: Mesh alpha lashes
Just Because: Cora shorts
Floorplan: Nap Tub – Polka Dots (Rare) The Epiphany