Saturday, April 25, 2015


Now I see if I wear a mask, I can fool the world,
But I cannot fool my heart.
Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me,
When will my reflection show, who I am inside?

Fantasy Faire 2015 has begun. The portals opened on April 24th 2015 for it's 7th year of magical and wondrous creations from across the grid. Creators, designers, fantasy lovers coming together for the good of all. The sims this year are simply out of this world stunning. One of my favorite sims has to be YoZakura. I have a facination with this genre of design. This sim is just words fail me really. There were so many spots for pictures. I told my kids that I wanted to live on this sim, that I could just sit in this spot for hours and listen to the water spilling off of the mountains into the ponds below, and watching the wind whip through the sakura trees. A perfect spot for reflections.

As I stand and reflect on the last few years, let me share with you what I am wearing. This women's kimono is by Anachron. The creator Nix Marabana has two huds available with two choices of colors that you can mix and match. She said in her notecard to us that the sleeves are a little wonky but I didn't really notice that. I'm wearing my mesh body and it fit like an absolute glove. I am very impressed with the quality and style of the kimono. She plans to do some work on the kimono and include more huds and choices in the future. This is a creator I'm going to keep my eye on. :)

The pose I am using is by {ROOK} I'm not sure which sim this was on, but I had to buy it when I saw it. I wasn't sure what I was going to use it for until I put this outfit on then I knew I had made the right decision on buying it. We have a rule when we go to Faire that we make it through ALL the sims before we buy. I failed, lol. But I loved this pose and I think it was like 75L. It's awesome, comes with the petals and a hold pose with a mirror hold pose. When we were in the store the creator Nadia Voljeti was still setting up so I'll have to go back and see what else she's done!

I am now in a world where I have to hide my heart,
And what I believe in,
But somehow I will show the world what inside my heart,
And be loved for who I am.
Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me,
Why is my reflection someone I don't know?


Fantasy Faire 2015 Main Web page:

Faireland Junctions This will take you to all 10 sims. YES 10 sims.

YoZakura Sim that these pictures were taken on.

As of 4/23/2015 over 8,000 USD have been raised for Relay for Life. Thank you for helping us fight this cause, for being a part of the solution of beating cancer once and for all.

All blog posts for RFL are dedicated to my father who succumbed to his battle with cancer in September 2009. And to all my family members who have fought, won and lost.

~Namrah's Look~

Glam Affair (Creator aida Ewing) - Amberly - America
Slink: (Creator Siddean Munro) Hands (Casual) Feet (High)
Mesh Body: (Creator: Onyx LeShelle) Maitreya Mesh Body Lara V3.0
Skin: Glam Affair-Amberly America


Anachron~Women's Kimono

Make Up:

Pink Acid Natural Lashes Face Make-Up (no eyeliner)

.:L&B:. (W) "Celtic Femme" Wedding Ring - Platinum v2

Truth Sakura and Flowers 1 Side (past Arcade Gatcha Event) (Creator Truth Hawks)

IKON ~Hope Eyes Passion (Creator Ikon Innovia)

Song Inspiration Mulan~Reflections

Monday, April 20, 2015

~Take me to Church~

My lover's got humour
She's the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody's disapproval
I should've worshipped her sooner

BCreative Wilde of Dark Passions/Koffin Nails always makes me think outside of the box. ALWAYS. She's created a new jacket called Feliciaa that has been released at Black Fashion Fair with this delightful Dark Unicorn polish. The jacket, stream line and elegant in a rocker punk fashion.

 I paired the jacket with a dress that I bought at Duck Nipple. The jacket comes in two versions, leather studded and leather/metal plated jacket. I'm wearing the studded because well it just look bad ass. :) 

Event Highlights

Coture poses at 100 block ends April 30th by Image Essentials

Black Fashion Fair ends May 4th

Dark Passions - Feliciaa - Leather JacketNew Exclusives from Dark Passions for Black Fashion Fair.
Koffin Nails - Slink - Dark Unicorn

Save 20% On Event Exclusives

Polishes are Available in Slink, Maitreya & Belleza but EACH ARE SOLD SEPRATELY.
How to find Dark Passions:
Dark Passions inworld
Dark Passions News 

~Namrah's Look~

Glam Affair (Creator aida Ewing) - Amberly - America
Slink: (Creator Siddean Munro) Hands (Casual) Feet (High)
Mesh Body: (Creator: Onyx LeShelle) Maitreya Mesh Body Lara V3.0
Skin: Glam Affair-Amberly America

DN (Duck Nipple Creator: beanster Potato) Karin Dress

Make Up:
LaBoheme Creator: Santana Lumiere  Glossy Wine 9
Pink Acid Natural Lashes Face Make-Up (no eyeliner)

.:L&B:. (W) "Celtic Femme" Wedding Ring - Platinum v2

.ploom Kewpie - Black Out (**Past Sale Item unsure if still available with her rebrand**))

IKON ~Hope Eyes Crimson (Creator Ikon Innovia)


“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. i’ll always be with you.“
― Winnie the Pooh

Today was a day for blessings and adventures. It started out ordinary and ended extraordinary! Recently, I began taking an anti depressant with everything that's been going on in my life over the last year with my health I was tired of just being blah. I'm on the up side of whatever this is, but sometimes the medication makes me sick to my stomach or makes me extremely tired. I've been told this is fairly normal so I'm giving it a fair chance before asking my doctor for something else. But as for Second Life Cedric and I have been blessed. We have some pretty amazing friends. Friends who've been through a lot with us. New friends who have shown that second life is a good place to be. And then there's the family side of our SL. When we met Emma a few weeks ago we thought "wow we're really lucky." Then in a whirlwind of laughter and warmth I met Charlie who introduced me to his sister Libby. Whirlwind. 

Pose: Kirin~Day Dreamer Pack

So, all three of my children are aspiring to be bloggers in second life. Libby puts me to shame with how quickly she can get pictures and posts up. Maybe I'll learn somethin` from her. :) Today, she and I went on an adventure and explored "Story Brooke" part of the extremly well done portion of Baja Norte. (In order to rez here you need to join their group of 250L which I found very worthwhile. There are some spectacular pieces of scenery all over this sim for pictures. But if not, feel free to settle in on the various poses that the sim owner has set out for guests.)

Pose: Something New Poses and Props~Ella's Secret

After we walked around abit and I snapped a few pictures of myself, because sometimes I just need to do that. We settled down in Storybrook to hear the animals of the forest tell us a story but after awhile, Libby needed to tell me something so I rolled over onto my tummy, careful of my brand new outfit from [nn] called Cindy to hear what she had to say. She tells such wonderful stories and makes me smile from ear to ear with the things she has to say. Emma, Libby and Charlie will defintely be keeping me on my toes in the upcoming months, weeks and hopefully years.

Pose: Kirin Day Dreamer Pack

I wanted to share with you this new release polish by La Boheme as well called Ishtar. Santana has so many amazing new releases out as well as hunt prizes and events. So if you're looking for a great polish, check out La Boheme. I really liked this because it blended with the blue of my blouse.

The Cindy Outfit comes with a color changing hud. You can change the pants and/or the top as well as the belt. Several different colors, mix and match for every day of the week!

Something New Poses and Props: Emma's Secret is available at the 2015 Pose Fair which ENDS APRIL 25th!!!!!!  This pose is only... ONLY 35L  yes you heard me.. 35L it's a 50% off Pose Fair Exclusive! It's a steal, if you're one that likes to pose with your mom or your daughter, niece or whoever that's a little then you should snag this up for this amazingly low price and while you're there check out all the other affordable family poses by Something New, Allyson made NINE exclusive poses all for Pose Fair 2015. 

I took a far away picture of our pose becasue I wanted to show how pretty and stunning this sim truly is.


Picture 1 Kirin Day Dreamer Pack (picked up at an event, not available on MP but might be in the store)

~Namrah's Look~

Glam Affair (Creator aida Ewing) - Amberly - America
Slink: (Creator Siddean Munro) Hands (Casual) Feet (High)
Mesh Body: (Creator: Onyx LeShelle) Maitreya Mesh Body Lara V3.0
Skin: Glam Affair-Amberly America

[nn] or No Name New Release Cindy shoes Jami Heel from a past gacha.

The Cindy Outfit comes with a color changing hud. You can change the pants and/or the top as well as the belt. Several different colors, mix and match for every day of the week!

Make Up:
LaBoheme Creator: Santana Lumiere Nail polish: New Release Ishtar Lipstick: Wine~Gloss
Pink Acid Natural Lashes Face Make-Up (no eyeliner)

.:L&B:. (W) "Celtic Femme" Wedding Ring - Platinum v2

TRUTH HAIR (Creator Truth Hawks) Dasha
IKON Hope Eyes;Denim (Mesh)

To see what Libby is wearing please see her blog @ Libby and Charlie

Thursday, April 16, 2015

~Bad Reputation~

I don't give a damn 'bout my reputation
You're living in the past it's a new generation
A girl can do what she wants to do and that's
What I'm gonna do
An' I don't give a damn ' bout my bad reputation

Spring has sprung in the midwest. The weather has been a little chilly but well it's April and we've had such a mild winter. Lots of rain which we desprately needed. As I am anticpating the portals opening to the 2015 Fantasy Faire for relay for life, I've spent the last week or so reflecting on my journey in second life. Where I've been, and where I am going. Over the last week I've been blessed with not one but three new children. The children avatars of second life at first used to worry me and creep me out but I've been rather lucky and feel that the three that have found their way into our home and our hearts were meant to be. Things happen and things happen for a reason.
Pose used: Muse Poses

Today I want to share with you a new release outfit by Tori Stylez. The pants and top are called "Madeline" Each comes with a hud you can buy as an outfir or seprate. Lots of amazing colors. I chose white. I will warn you though the top is full bright, but it's still such a wonderful outfit that it's easy to get used to.

 I found Tori when I was looking for wedding dresses. I have to tell you, she's so affordable, she gives the best customer service and she's just overall NICE to deal with.
The night she gave me this outfit, my daughter on her big account and I were looking at wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses. Tori came down and was chatting with us. Let me tell you, customer service. She put dresses on, took them off, put out a dress then put out the hud system so we could play. I think she spent 2.5 hours with us (if not more) that night just showing us things and helping my daughter decide. It was amazing. I'm just delighted to be able to blog for Tori whenever she wants to send me stuff. You'll see more from her soon.

Pose used: Something New Poses and Props: Blog my Nails set of 6 poses/animations

No outfit is complete without your favorite nailpolishes. I chose to wear La Boheme's today.This set is called "Meow" and is one of the exclusive gacha's at the Urban United Hustle & Flow event from April 4th until the 25th. Nice thing about Santana's gacha's are they're affordable only 20L per play.

Here's a preview of your choices:

LB Bandana

Urban United: Hustle & Flow - Exclusive Gacha Fair
LB Meow
    Date of event: April 4th- 25th

No outfit is complete without shoes! Right? And we all know that I am a shore fanatic. These are by MODA, and were on promo for 99L I don't know if they still are, but if they are, go steal them. I love the fabric, and the texture of the shoe itself. They're stunning. You can change the sole, the fabirc, and the heel to different colors. Truly, I love shoes that I can have tons of look with just ONE shoe. I love shoes!!!! (See Namrah's look for links.)

More about Madeline Collection:
Madeline Pant Collection

Snug fitting Capris: Rigged Mesh, 5 sizes

Available in 8 colours: Black, Brick, Royal, Coffee, Lime, White, Mango and Bubble Gum
Sold separate or as Collection which comes with an easy to use texture changing hud.

~Namrah's Look~

Glam Affair (Creator aida Ewing) - Amberly - America
Slink: (Creator Siddean Munro) Hands (Casual) Feet (High)
Mesh Body: (Creator: Onyx LeShelle) Maitreya Mesh Body Lara V3.0
Skin: Glam Affair-Amberly America

Make Up:
LaBoheme Creator: Santana Lumiere Nail polish: Meow
Pink Acid Natural Lashes Face Make-Up (no eyeliner)

.:L&B:. (W) "Celtic Femme" Wedding Ring - Platinum v2
[MODA] Darlene Leather pumps (promo for 99L not sure how long this promo lasts though)
TRUTH HAIR (Creator Truth Hawks) Demelza
IKON Hope Eyes;Denim (Mesh)

Poses Used: Muse Poses April blogger pack. I'm not sure where I picked these up but there are 10 different poses in this pack.
Something New Poses and Props: Blog my nails

Monday, April 6, 2015

~Bye bye Love~

Bye bye love
Bye bye happiness
Hello loneliness
I think I'm-a gonna cry-y
Bye bye love
Bye bye sweet caress
Hello emptiness
I feel like I could die
Bye bye my love goodbye
Pose: Couture by Image Essentials 

Welp! I have crossed one end of the realm to the other. Today I reached for the stars then wound up traveling through time to the 50's for the Forever Rockabilly Hunt. I had to channel my parents generation to get a song inspiration. ~laughs~ Music inspires me so much. Maybe that's why I had to take pictures beside a juke box!

 Forever Rockabilly Hunt
April 6th to 27th 

In this hunt you'll find Dark Passions/Koffin Nails "SO Very Cherry" There are TWO Hunt items at her store. ONE is for the Slink hands and feet and the other is for the Maitreya. There are two clues. So buy one or buy them both I mean 2L! For 5 different nail colors, and 5 different toe colors
Applier 5

Upper Left/Upper Right Applier 3 Bottom Left/Right Applier 4

Upper Right and Upper Left Applier 1  Bottom Right Upper left Applier 3 (Manicure/Pedicure)

I wanted to take super close up shots of these nails so you can see the level of color, shine and details that Miss. Wilde puts into her polishes. So much fun!!!!!!

The EXCLUSIVE poses that I am using are by Kay Weston of Image Essentials Poses and Props called Couture these will be available @ 100 Block that starts April 9th 2015. I'm sorry, no landmark yet! This is a pose pack of 5 poses with mirrors @ the event they will cost 210L (30% off normally 300L)

The shoes and the outfit that I am wearing is by Etchaflesh, this is a new creator that I found recently and when I saw her cherry dress and shoes, well... I just HAD to buy them knowing this hunt was coming up. :) I am not disappointed either. It's cute, and fits my mesh body really well. :) Woot! Bonus, and the shoes are for my slink feet.

Event/Creator  Highlights

Forever Rockabilly Hunt April 6th to 27th All Items are 2L Hints & Location list

100 Block starts April 9th 2015

Dark Passions/Koffin Nails
Image Essential Poses and Props
[Etchaflesh] This is a new creator to me, I bought the dress and shoes on Marketplace Shaodie Parx is the creator of these very affordable, sexy/adorable clothes. And friendly too! I look forward to buying more of her items.

Sim used: Hard Alley/Retroville

~Namrah's Look~

Glam Affair (Creator aida Ewing) - Amberly - America
Slink: (Creator Siddean Munro) Hands (Casual) Feet (High)
Mesh Body: (Creator: Onyx LeShelle) Maitreya Mesh Body Lara V3.0
Skin: Glam Affair-Amberly America

Make Up:

LaBoheme Creator: Santana Lumiere
[La Boheme Lips] Matte Red 1 @ Mainstore
[LB Glamour Eyes] Elvhenan 5 @ We <3 Roleplay (April round)
DP - Koffin Nails - Slink Nails - So Very Cherry
.:L&B:. (W) "Celtic Femme" Wedding Ring - Platinum v2
TRUTH HAIR (Creator Truth Hawks) Sassy - Browns05Fade

IKON Hope Eyes; Emerald (Mesh)

~Angel of Afterlife~

Picture by Allyson Dwyer

It wasn't going to be just an ordinary day for her, she had to fall asleep in the sun, sleeping under the trees, the wind blowing gently through the leaves. Restless, she tossed, and she turned falling into a deeper sleep where she woke in the dream world. She could hear the wind, and the ocean waves lapping at the shore lines, feeling as if something were trying to speak to her. Even in sleep her head tilts, looking, listening then she hears it: the wind whispering to her to find peace, telling her that all would be alright. The wind speaking to her of days gone past and days to come. 

Picture by Cedric

Today I've emraced the celestial side of Second Life. Which isn't really where I meant to go when I put on this uber sexy top called Hannah by No Name. As I sat playing with the hud and looking at all the variants I just was in awe of how beautiful it was.The textures of this top are just brillant. I've gone on and and on before on their hud, but their textures are just.. spot on. With each top you get a different look. You can change the butterfly, the jeweles, the strings, the top of the halter, the bottom of the halter. It's just.. spectacular how many looks you can get with ONE TOP!

 I wanted to do something different, so I began looking at hair. I wanted to stand on a cliff top and look over the ocean, but when I put Windsong on by Exile, I began clicking the hair choices, landed on white.. and it just kind of evolved from there.

Picture by me

The facial tat that I am wearing in this photo is by La Boheme for this round of We <3 roleplay. In some of the pictures the tattoo is white, but I went back and did a red tint on it so it'd pop off my face. The eye make up as well as the lip gloss is also by La Boheme. Eye shadows can be found at We <3 roleplay but the lipstick is a past new release that can be bought in world at her store. (All links are below) 

The circlet I am wearing is from The Plastik, this was a gift, I am not sure what event it was at, but I have contacted the beautiful creator to get more info, so as soon as I do, I will update this space to give you more information regarding this beautiful piece of jewelry. (Link provided below to The Plastik)

Picture by Allyson Dwyer

Event/Sponsor Highlights

No Name
Top: Hannah Top with hud
Shoes: Ora Heels

La Boheme Make-Up Available at We <3 Roleplay April Round April 4th to the 30th
[LB Glamour Eyes] Elvhenan 4 and [LB Face Paint] Organic Tribal Set 1 Face5 50%

Something New Poses and Props
Something New Poses and Props  Calendar Girls Pose pack 2 @ Olala Event  April 1st-20th

~Namrah's Look~

Glam Affair (Creator aida Ewing) - Amberly - America
Slink: (Creator Siddean Munro) Hands (Casual) Feet (High)
Mesh Body: (Creator: Onyx LeShelle) Maitreya Mesh Body Lara V3.0
Skin: Glam Affair-Amberly America

Make Up: 
LaBoheme Creator: Santana Lumiere
[La Boheme Lips] Glossy Wine 2
[LB Glamour Eyes] Elvhenan 4
[LB Face Paint] Organic Tribal Set 1 Face5 50%

::Exile:: (creator Kavar Cleanslate) Windsong (Previous event purchase)

.:L&B:. (W) "Celtic Femme" Wedding Ring - Platinum v2
:[P]: The Plastik (Creator: Aikea Rieko) Areiya Circlet:// Princess
SN ~ Seraph II Consort Wings

[ SAKIDE ] Nuance Folded Skirt White M
[nn] Hannah Top - S
[nn] Ora Heels - High (You can't see these)

IKON Promise Eyes - Wight  (wearing the mesh eyes with a mild glow on)


Something New Poses and Props (Creator Allyson Dwyer) Calendar Girls 2 @ Olala Event
(Pose from pack used~October

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fantasy Faire Blogger Challenge: Why I relay

When all the world is spinning ‘round 
Like a red balloon way up in the clouds 
And my feet will not stay on the ground
You anchor me back down 

It's that time of year again when sims arond the grid begin participating in Relay for Life. My favorite evnt of all time is Fantasy Faire which opens Thursday April 23rd and runs until May 3rd. This event only lasts 11 days. It's an amazing event where we step back in time and walk the realms of fantasy. I've not been on SL for all 7 years of this incredible event but for the last 3 it's been one of the biggest events of my SL life. I annoy my husband endlessly weeks before about how it's coming and count down until it's arrival.

Relay for Life is an amazing fundraising oppurtunity for many people. Before my dad passed away, I relayed because it was the right thing to do. It helped research and others. When my father got sick then passed away it became personal. This year Relay for Life takes an even different turn for me.

For over a year I have had health issues. Female health issues. It has been the worst. I've gotten fired from a job because I thought I had been approved for a medical leave of absence. I found out 3 months after they'd fired me, lol. Ah well. It's been a roller coaster ride for shore. First trying to figure out why I was going through what I was going through at such an young age. First doctors last year just told me 'Oh it's pre-menopause, lets give you an IUD and you'll be fine." Well lady, I've had a tubal ligation for 16 years, I'm fine without birth control but thanks. Not any other option was talked about, that's ALL she wanted to do. So for a year I have suffered.

In Feburary of 2015 I finally got much needed health insurance. I made my appointments and began the task of finding out what was wrong with me. The first visit went okay, nothing major just going over my history without the doctor having past medical records. Just talking, listening and totally hearing what I had to say. Giving me options of what might happen and could happen. I finally felt at peace. I was going to be okay. Then the next appointment, more tests, another sonogram. This time something was found. A mass on my ovaries. It was a Thursday when they told me. My doctor had been called away to deliver a new babe. Couldn't be mad but the tech over-reacted flipped out that we were going to leave without my results. Breaching protocol to tell me what she'd seen. Though she's not a doctor she knows good vs bad. Tears, fear. I'm to young for cancer, but I know cancer knows no age. Cedric was amazing. The staff as well, they finally got a nurse to talk to me and she said that they're not sure "what it is but the doctor would look at it." The staff bent over backwards to reassure me, and make sure I was seen as quickly as possible. With a weekend though, yeah. Gave me precautions and we went home. What do I tell my kids? What do I tell my family? Most of all if something happens to me, what is going to happen to my mom. It was a hard weekend, one filled with tears and a lot of fear. Google is not always your friend when you're going through something like this. Self diagnose is worse.

After seeing my doctor finally for a follow-up. Surgery was scheduled. He wasn't so concerned about the "mass" as much as he was concered with other things with my uterus. So he wanted to take a looksee. So we went home with high hopes of having a solution and a step forward. My luck though of course not, things couldn't go smoothly. I found out that my insurance didn't cover that county. Covered the doctor if I stayed within the town I lived in, but the minute we went to *that* county no go. So... I had to find a new doctor. It's now April 1st. The last of my records have been sent. It's been so frustrating. So tiresome. I don't know what's wrong, I just know that I'm tired of having the lower half of my body control my life. Now I wait until they get all the records, and read them. Hopefully soon. Hopefully I'll get an appointment in the next week and surgery rather quickly. Or it'll have to wait until May because at the end of April I make the long journey to Wisconsin to bring my son home for the summer from college. In some ways, I hope it's after, I want my family close, I need my children near me.

I'm still scared. Worried, stressed about it all. It could be absolutely nothing at all. And.. it could be more. So this time the reason I relay has become very personal. I take pride in every blog post I do, every thought that I pour into my posts. I don't know whether or not I'll be accepted to blog officially for Fantasy Faire this year or not. This will be the 2nd time I have applied. I will blog it regardless. I blog it because I love it. I take pride in what relay for life stands for, knowing that every linden I spend at these amazing events goes to cancer research.

I relay for me.
I relay for my children.
I relay for Cedric.
I relay for my mom.
I relay for my Emma
I relay for the memories of my dad.
I relay for those lives lost.
I relay for my family.
I relay for my friends and famly online.
I simply relay because it's the right thing to do.

I want to thank the sim owner of Garden of Whimsy for allowing me to rez on her beautiful sim. It's full of wonderful places for pictures. There are so many little knooks and crannies, and alot of her own poses out. I wanted something to where I could use a pose with my daughter. The owner of the sim: Aash Writer  was so kind and gracious.

Posed used: GlamRus Kidz Tell Me Everything (found on Marketplace)

On my beautiful daughter Emma posing in these pictures with me.
Toodledoo Avatar
Outfit: *Baby Pie* Charlotte (Found on marketplace)
Hair: D!va Juno (In-World)

~Namrah's Look~Body:
Glam Affair (Creator aida Ewing) - Amberly - America
Slink: (Creator Siddean Munro) Hands (Casual) Feet (High)
Mesh Body: (Creator: Onyx LeShelle) Maitreya Mesh Body Lara V2Skin: Glam Affair-Amberly America
Mesh Ears: Sinful Needs (Creator: Galathir Darkstone)

IKON (Creator Ikon Innovia) Hope Eyes- Passion

Outfit: Solarium (creator rynn Verwood) - Forridel Gown - Purple
Solarium sim currently closed due to a remodel. Look for fantastic creations by rynn Verwood and Encaitaron Korobase at Fantasy Faire

.:L&B:. (Creators Lapointe & BastChild Designs) "True" necklace, and earrings
Roses Crown Glow Designs (Creator sckarlett.fairywren)
Hair: TRUTH(Creator Truth Hawks) Freya Newish Release

Dreaming Second Life Flickr Page

Song by Mindy Gledhill: Anchor