Happy almost Christmas to you all! As we say in our house “just a few more sleeps and it will be here”. All the Christmas cards have been sent out,  90% of the presents have been wrapped, and my kiddo is anxiously awaiting Santa’s return.

Until we got RL married last year, Mark and I have sent out pretty generic cards to our friends and family, focusing instead on making a fun one in SL. It took some digging but I came up with our very first one.

Christmas card 2010
Awesome right? More like awesomely bad. Looking at SL now, it’s hard to believe this was ever the standard, and by that I mean the clothes and hair, not my horrible picture taking or crappy computer graphics.

But things have changed the past two years and my focus has shifted more with RL Christmas cards taking priority over SL ones. All that arranging family photo sessions, updating my address book and making sure we have everything sent out in time. This year I even did my parents’ card for them as my mom has been ill off and on and really hasn’t been able to put forth the time and energy arranging pictures all of their grandkids for her and dad’s card. Some of my friends have asked why fuss? Why not just send a nice greeting card with your name signed? It’s because, and this is my preference, I like seeing how everyone has grown and changed from year to year, in particular, the people I don’t get to see often. It also feels more personal to have a picture than just a card.

Sorry, there I go rambling again. Back to the point, is that I was actually going to let it slide this year and not do an SL one at all. That is until an old friend mentioned that they look forward to the “Draconia family Christmas card” every year. It was super sweet and absolutely made my week. It was just the push I needed to get working on the card.

Draconia's Christmas Card 2017

I think it turned out super cute, in spite of the fact that Mark says every year that he hates the way he looks RL and SL.

Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely holiday season and I’d love to hear some of your traditions both SL and RL.



My tears fall like rain when you’re not around

My tears fall like rain when you're not around

Hair: ARGRACE (rika Oyen) – Chizuru – Blacks pack
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1

Mesh Body: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V4.1
Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo (Leti Hax)  – Adrasteia Full 15001
Makeup/Tears: Izzie’s (Izzie Button) – Catwa Tears Applier

Wet skin: Izzie’s (Izzie Button) – Wet Body & Face

Rebel without a clue

Rebel without a clue

I’ve never shopped Rewind before but this theme brought back so many fun memories I had to stop in and buy a few things.  I had a crush on a boy who was really into punk rock and in my lame and desperate attempts to

I went through a punk phase in late in high school and on into my early days in college as well. I’d tell you how much my parents just LOVED that but that would be a lie. lol. There was a cute boy I had a major crush on who was really into punk rock and in my lame attempts to impress him and get his attention, I delved into the world on punk. (Shh! Don’t judge me I was only 17!) It was little bits here and there. I bought a compilation CD and a studded belt at Hot Topic, then a cuff and a plaid skirt with ripped fishnets. I thought I was hot chit – mostly due to the newfound attention from my classmates and because I stood out from what I called the “Abercrombie Barbies” in my school. Like I said, it was lame. lol.

And while 17-year-old me would have been thrilled to have him fall madly in love with my new fashion sense and music knowledge, and we would date and maybe marry and have little rocker babies, after one very awkward date, I realized we were better off as friends.

Somewhere along the line, probably in college, I found a love for punk and hard rock music and my own sense of style that didn’t necessarily need a studded belt to be unique. Gotta love those little life lessons right?


Hair: Exile (Kavar Cleanslate) – Shape of You – Naturals pack @ Uber
Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1
Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Jordan – Tan
Eyeshadow: Veechi (Aiubrey Snoodle) – Riot Liner @ Rewind
Piercing: :Hebenon Vial: (Trisha Zweig) – The Minimalist – Frost
Mesh Body: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V 4.1
Tattoo: Bolson (ChewbaccaNotDead) – Mr. Mockup
Tank top: Storybrook (Vix Nirvana) – Sedated – No @ Rewind
Skirt: Ec.Cloth (Niocean) – Jhene Leather Laced skirt – Black @ Rewind
Belt: [abrasive] (BaileyMonster) – Rebellion belt
Stockings: [abrasive] (BaileyMonster) – Blackout leggings – Netted (gacha item)
Shoes: Moon. (Silent Acoustic & Empty Faith) – Rebel High Tops @ Rewind
Pose: FOXCITY (Satomi Masukami) – Night Owl
Background: Focus Poses (Carol Kling) – Urban Scenery (part of the Urban fence pose set)

So close, and yet so far away…

So close and yet so far apart

Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks) – Bronwyn
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V 2.1
Mesh Body: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V 4.1
Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo (Leti Hax) – Adrasteia Full 15001
Bra: Erratic (erratic Rain) – Giselle Lingerie – Black
Skirt: Caboodle (Erovi) – Lifted skirt – Navy @ The Epiphany
Panties: Caboodle (Erovi) – Pulled panties – Black @ The Epiphany

Bed: ARIA (Yelo Urzia) – Bianca upholstered bed
End tables: ARIA (Yelo Urzia) Binaca side tables
Lamp: ARIA (Yelo Urzia) Gretchen floor lamp
Magazines: Erratic (erratic Rain) – LSM magazine and news
Computer: SORGO (Arscene Dubrovna) – Geek laptop A
Food: Le Primitif (Yani Tryce) – Takeout delivery bag & Fried rice take out 
Pose: Foxcity (Satomi Masukami) – Ground sits Vol. 2-2

Let the rain fall…

Let the rain fall

I love a good rain storm, especially in the summer time. There’s something incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring about it all.

Storms always bring out a bit of nostalgia in me as I look back to my childhood, standing on the deck with my parents and watching a storm roll in over the lake. Even if it was long past bedtime, we’d throw on yellow slickers and stand outside until the rain reached us. Maybe someday I’ll get the chance to pass on that tradition.


Hair: ARGRACE (rika Oyen) – Chizuru – Blacks pack
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1

Mesh Hands: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V4.1
Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo (Leti Hax)  – Adrasteia Full 15001
Raincoat: Deadwool (Masa Plympton) – Walden Raincoat – Yellow
Jeans: Blueberry (Blueberryxx) – DWL Jeans – Classic Skinny
Boots: Addams (AmaliaRainwood) – Mesh Rain Boots – Black
Pose: Hopscotch (Chandi Khondji) – Covered in rain 

This is what summer dreams are made of

This is what summer dreams are made of

I haven’t posted in awhile. We’ve been so busy since we got back from vacation, and when I’m not exhausted, I’m too hot to even think about getting on the computer. It’s now a requirement that the next house has central A/C. But summer is coming to a close and the hubbers has been kind enough to set me up on his PC so that when it’s super hot I can at least sit in front of the window unit.

Enough of my rambling and ONTO THE PICTURE! Summer is my favorite season. Autumn comes in at a close second followed by winter and spring.

I grew up near Lake Michigan, so for me, summer means a lot of time at the beach with family. It’s the sunshine and the sand. Splashing in the waves. Wrapping yourself in gigantic towels and eating fresh blueberries, watermelon, or ice cream. Funny tan lines, beach grass crafts, bonfires with s’mores and falling asleep to the crashing of waves on the sand. All the windows were open unless it was raining and the A/C was barely ever touched. Most days the breeze or the wind coming off the lake was enough to keep you cool.

And now I live out East, where the humidity is higher and there are no nice lake breezes. And what passes for beach time out here is the Atlantic shore. Which….eww. (Sorry if you’re a fan of the shore but I don’t get it.) It’s a 2-hour drive – which is actually more like 3-5 with all the traffic unless you leave at the crack of dawn. Now the boardwalk is fun, I love the shops and restaurants and the rides. But then you get to the beach and have to pick your way across what feels like a mile of hot sand, around medical waste and trash is not particularly appealing. It’s not really even worth swimming. I don’t mind the ocean but up here we do not have the nice clean, blue waters of Florida and the Caribbean. Run in, cool off, and usually I come out feeling grosser than before I went in. I’ll take a polite pass.


Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks) – Bronwyn
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1
Mesh Body & Hands: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V4.1
Eyes: IKON (Ikon Innovia) – Triumph Eyes – Industrial
Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo (Leti Hax)  – Adrasteia Full 15001
Bikini: REIGN (KenadeeCole) – Crochet Bikini available @ The Epiphany 
Ice Cream: Genesis Lab (GenesisLab) – “We Want Summer” Ice Cream Cone – Blueberry
Pose: Hopscotch (Chandi Khondji) – Mhmmm
Location: Baja Cove

Clothing Optional

Clothing Optional

Back from vacation at the beach! I thought I’d do a little steamy summer pic for your weekend. Cheers!


Mark is wearing
Hair: Stealthic (Stealthic Resident) – Like Lust (previous Men Only Monthly item)
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Daniel
Mesh Body: Slink (Siddean Munro) – Physique male
Skin Applier: Labyrinth (LabyrinthStarchild) – Drew
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro) – Dynamic hands – Male V1.0

Kaiden is wearing
Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks) – Grecia
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V.210
Mesh Body & Hands: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V4.1
Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan

Pose: Sari-Sari (AbbyAnne) – Carry (bento) @Summerfest
Sign: Floorplan (Tegan Serin) – Clothing optional sign @Summerfest
Bikini: +Half-Deer+ (Halogen Magic) – Carefree bikini clutter – brights pack @Summerfest