All Creatures Great And Small

When I was a child mon Mama used to tell me fairy tales that her grandmama told her.  Amazing tales of the Duendes. the Fairies who lived in the home, coming out at night to whisk about and make mischief and beauty.  As the tale went, if you did not do your chores, left dishes out or the laundry undone, they would be disapproving and make mischief, throwing the clothes all over the house and hiding the plates in odd places.   If you continued to be lax in your chores and forgot to leave cream out for them, or some shiny bauble, they would grow angry and destroy the house!

Mon Mama described them so beautifully, how they had resplendent angelic wings and beautiful features, wearing lush gossamer silks that wisped about their tiny bodies and wings in an ethereal display of beauty.

As I grew, I continued to soak up tales of the wee folk, in every culture I could read about.  When Baiastice created amazing fairies for this current round of the Arcade, I had to have them all.  My favorite is the one I hold in my hand in the photograph below, she is Sleepy and so beautifully tranquil, her wings and hair of gold, porcelain skin and silken pale mint dress – she looks just as my mind conjured when mon Mama described the duendes.

I recall asking mon Mama why we could not see the duendes, or only get little glimpses of them, yet never touch them or keep them.  She said that they were not meant to be kept for they were drawn to their freedom, to roam the vast world and that when they chose to stay with us for a while, we were blessed by their presence.  She explained that when they choose to go back to their world, we were sometimes graced with being asked to aid them in their return.  So I set Sleepy free, even as she asked me to let her nap just a little longer, resting in the palm of my hand, so trusting and beautiful.  Perhaps one day she will return to me in my dreams, and fill them with the magic of the duendes.

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The 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

*Hat-Fruk Apex Hat – Nox RARE (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Facial Hair-[K] TYLER Facial Hair – Stubble – Black

*Jacket & Shirt-FATEwear Jacket – Leon (Free FATEwear subscriber gift!)

*Backpack-DECO – MESH His Ursula Pack (black) (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*Bracelet-Noodles – Fall Into You Charm Bracelet Gold (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*Belt-Aux – Foxy Tails – (RIGGED)- Add on – Black (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

Pants-grasp Damaged skinny jeans/AllColorus/Mens


*Fairy-Baiastice_ Porcelaine Fairies – Sleepy (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

Pose-Inertia – Dropped It

Location-Nostos Deer


* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Playground Love

The amazing creative force behind What Next has just released this funtastic Playground Roundabout.  I spent a great deal of time on a roundabout as a kid, and later even into high school on cool Summer nights after ice blocking.  Oddly enough it always resulted in the same outcome, I spun myself until I nearly puked and then stumbled around as I laughed at my equilibriums inability to keep up with me spinning my body into chaos.

This great playground roundabout goes great with the What Next Adventure Playground Swingset.  I personally am very excited to have another item to join this great swingset for mon ciel Gabriella and I are planning to have a little one and I’m quite enjoying the preparations!

Check out this great video created by designer Winter Thorn showing the Playground Roundabout in action!

The 411:

Skin–Belleza- Jacob Tan

*Eyes- Vision by A:S:S – Adref eyes – forever yours 


Shirt – REDGRAVE Summer Shirt Adam –  Chequered

Pants-[monso] My Studded Shorts – Dark Blue

Shoes-2Real DECAZ

Plushie-+>A&A<+ Leo Lionies – Rainbow RARE (Available @ Zodiac)


{what next} Adventure Playground Swingset – Pine Red

*{what next} Playground Roundabout – multicolour/with dirt base



The Mens Department opened today!  What a great round, full of fun items, lots of decor and a theme that says to me games and relaxation.

Since I am laid up with a back injury on top of all my other illness related  stuff, I’ve had to make a cozy spot in my room to watch movies, play video games and above all else keep iced up and drugged out.  Like my SLife space, my real space pretty much looks like this just substitute the cozy chair for my bed and the pin-up girls for Catwoman inks by Jim Lee and you have the Chance recovery ward!

I hope your week is going grand and if it isn’t yet, here’s hoping it does soon!

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Dura 41
Eyes-.ID. .ID. Glare [TMD] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua / (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Glasses-K_gs Domino 1.00 (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Facial Hair-Fruk face fuzz – Free goatee (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Hands[CheerNo] Hands_M#11 L [Mesh] & [M#12 R [Mesh]
*Shirt-D R O P . Mesh V/N  Sweater w/Shirt PInk (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Pants-[CheerNo] Jeans Black_SK Low MFit_ Wash #1 (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*{vespertine- cubistic sidetable/carbon}

*[kusshon] its a mens world dresser & private screen

*MudHoney Ryan Club Chair, Pool Ball Candles, Magazine Holder

*:CP: Playing Games Console

Structure-PILOT  Trautmann Skybox

(Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)

TMD: Miles From Where You Are

Miles From Where You Are

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Hat-Entente Batista Fedora

Eyes-.ID. Spark [Mens Dept.] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Necklace-lassitude & ennui Scorpio key necklace – silver / red (Available At Zodiac)

Shirt-22769 ~ [homme] oversized shirt teal stripe (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Watch-Entente Tardif Watch

Pants-22769 ~ [homme] Skater Pants Black Corduroy (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Shoes-2Real CUTTLERZ

Structure-Virtual Decay Subway station

Pose-Bounce This Poses Guy Pack 2 – 3

Summer Harvest Hunt: Trompe L’oeil & PNP!

I am beyond impressed by the items offered for the Summer Harvest Hunt!  So many fun items, gorgeous clothes and accessories.  My two favorite are the offerings from PNP poses and Trompe L’oeil.  What great additions to the Raynier’s cozy home.  Be sure to get your hunting gear on, Summer Harvest Hunt starts tomorrow September 1st, 2012!  For a list of participating stores, check here.  Happy hunting!

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-EGO TAK – Light Noir

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black

*Eyes-ID Warrior Mesh Aqua  (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Shirt-Kal Rau Basic Tee

Pants-Razorblade Jacket Jawbreaker Mesh Shorts (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Socks-LEAGUE Gartered Socks -Off White

Shoes-2Real F-WINGS

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)

Hair-TRUTH Gabriel – espresso

Shirt-{mon tissu} Slouchy Sweatshirt  ~ Pink Ombre

Pants-{mon tissu} Nora Skinny Jeans  ~ Indigo

Shoes-Slink MESH Feet

Summer Harvest Hunt Items-Trompe Loeil – Stone Slab Bench & PNP ~ Picking Apples