Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees

In just about 2 months, I’ve had my blog for a year – not the flickr, but this actual blog and I really feel like I’ve grown as a photographer and blogger, and really starting to come into myself, to the identity of being a blogger and photographer. It’s been an exciting year of learning, observing and trying various styles, windlights, etc., etc., and I will continue to do so! However, there will be some changes made, starting right now actually!

I am renaming my blog to “Girl Next Door” – this is something, I’ve considered for a while, because I feel it’s more “me” – not to say that I am not still finding introversion to be beautiful – I do. But after a very interesting and great conversation with lots of great feedback with a blogger manager, I decided to go through with it, so from now on the blog address will be https://girlnextdoor.blog/, and I will continue to bring you lots of photos, a bit more writing than I have up till now and of course credits.

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees

Fall in upon us and it’s time to bring out the sweaters – I’ve found my favorite sweater so far in SL at Collabor88 by Tres Blah. I am IN LOVE with this. 3/4 sleeves, feminine v-neck and thigh length for coziness and warmth. ♥ I will live in this sweater. Combined with these cute jeans from ISON – another of my favorite brands and you have the perfect fall look. Tableau Vivant had a makeover lately, and I am in love with the new styles. In this photo, I’ve chosen a loose, straight forward hairstyle that they just released at Collabor88, and I love how it hangs naturally down the breast and back, as well as draping beautifully over the shoulders. ♥

Outfit

New  ISON – Livie Jeans – sky by Harry Hyx @ Collabor88.
New  Tableau Vivant \\ Abbie hair by M4ri1yn Magic @ Collabor88.
New  Tres Blah – Long Sweater by Julliette Westerburg @ Collabor88.

My sister

My Sister

On Aleriah:

Erratic – Ella Satin Cami and shorts by Erratic Rain @ Erratic mainstore.
Truth hair – Farryn by Truth Hawks @ Truth Hair mainstore.

On Majka:

Belle Epoque { Alena } by Janire Coba – New @ KINKY event.
-Fabia- Dream by Meef – New @ Shiny Shabby event.

Build:

ROOST – Mitchell Park House by RoostHomes @ Roost Homes mainstore.

Decor:

Spring Joy Bed by Jaylin Whitewood – New @ Swank event.
The Loft – Hudson bedroom by Colleen Desmoulins @ The Loft mainstore.

Pose:

FOXCITY. Lip Service by Satomi Masukami – New @ Foxcity mainstore.

Pastel Grace

Pastel grace

Addams – Elizabeth Gloves (white) by MalevolaAddams @ Addams mainstore.
Addams – Helene Tiara #25 by MalevolaAddams @ Addams mainstore.
Avaway – April Necklaces & Earrings by Avaway @ Avaway mainstore.
FOXCITY. Formal Bento pose set by Satomi Masukami @ Foxcity mainstore.
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Show Time- Lights by Satomi Masukami – New @ Limit8.
Kaithleen – Gerda Dress by Zlykritek – New @ ShinyShabby.
Truth Hair – Lady by Truth Hawks @ Truth Hair mainstore.

Life of a Fantasy Faire Blogger

This picture originally started like a joke with a new friend, I’ve made through the Fantasy Faire, but it is pretty much how it feels – and is – and I think a lot of bloggers nod in agreement when I say this! Haha.

I am a new blogger to Fantasy Faire, and it is my very first!
I’ve been super excited to see how it was all going to go down, but I did not expect to rain of boxes that started coming in a week before Faire start!
In the following picture, I’ve rezzed one box from each designer – and I’ve been told that more is coming.

When I look at this amazingly beautiful pile of boxes, I can’t help but think that all these people – and busy designers – take their time to support and important cause and go out of their way, work so exceptionally hard to be there for others. It is truly inspiring – and that is what gives me the strength to go through all these boxes. ♥

Everyone in the Fantasy Faire group has really made this experience incredibly rewarding and insightful for me on many levels ♥

Life of a Fantasy Faire Blogger

Fair(e)ly Fantastic.

In a few days, on the 19th of April, Fantasy Faire 2018 opens. For me, this is one of the best of the once-a-year events. Not just because of the amazing designers, but because it supports a cause that can hit anyone without warning, whether you’re rich, poor, famous or just beautifully ordinary.
I’ve had cancer close to home, as my mother suffered it, and now my brother does. My brother has been lucky, and the treatment is going well, however there are many out there, who aren’t so fortunate, where cancer gets the upperhand and families suffering the loss of loved ones.

Stuff dreams are made of

When I went to my first Fantasy Faire, I immediately fell in love with the concept, and it was a whole new world for me. Not to say that in Denmark, we do not do charity, but nothing of this scale. It is only in the more recent years that we have really embraced charity concerts, fundraisers etc., and I am really glad we have!

And this year, I’ve been fortunate enough to get a peek behind the scenes at the Fairelands, and my love for Fantasy Faire has grown even more after experiencing just how much effort and LOVE that really drives all these wonderful people to work SO incredibly hard to make the Fantasy Faire run smoothly and gather as much as possible for Relay For Life. I’ve had friends say “You may not see me or hear much from me the next two weeks, because I am going to work at the Fantasy Faire.” As a new blogger for Fantasy Faire, and after watching the chat for a bit, I finally dared to say something about me being new, and “just” being a blogger. I was received with a warm welcome, and immediately corrected by several designers and event coordinators, saying that bloggers were the soul of the Faire – and it is really eye opening to see the love that everyone put into this event, and how wonderful an atmosphere these people create.

And that’s why I Relay – in hard times such as battling cancer, love, laughter and friendship is just as important as donations. We all have times when life kicks us down, and a helping hand getting back up in form of laughter, friendship, love matters more than one might initially think.

Why Do You Relay? I’d love to hear your experiences, and why you relay in the comments below. ❤

LIFE can be so randomly beautiful. Embrace it. ❤

Credits:

Skin:
::B&C:: Mandy Fantasy (Rose)by Graea – NEW @ The Fantasy Faire 2018 – LM will follow once event opens!

Pose:
Foxcity – Me Time by Satomi Masukami @ Foxcity mainstore.

Outfit
Belle Epoque { Rahel } Dress Green by Janire Coba @ Belle Epoque mainstore.
Decoy – Forest Fae: Arm Vines (Petal) (gacha) by Annette Voight @ Decoy mainstore.
Decoy – Forest Fae: Leg Vines (Petal) (Maitreya) (gacha) by Annette Voight @ Decoy mainstore.
.LeLutka – Greer by Jadenart @ Lelutka mainstore.
*LODE* Head Accessory – Wild Sakura Wreath [pink] (gacha) by Chirzaka Vlodovic @ *LODE* mainstore.
nani+eliavah / fae’s monarch – queen’s wings (gacha) Kittynapkitkat @ Nani mainstore.
TRUTH / Valentina by Truth Hawks @ Truth Hair mainstore.

Decor:
Botanical – Light Beam by Research Projects @ Botanical mainstore.
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover and Daisies by Lilith Heart @ Heart mainstore.
*HEXtraordinary* Ink Cap Mushroom Faerie (gacha) by Corwin Lacourte @ HEXtraordinary mainstore.
*HEXtraordinary* Pesky Pixies by Corwin Lacourte @ HEXtraordinary mainstore.
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights – by Sasaya Kayo @ HPMD mainstore.
JIAN :: Hummingbird flowers by JianSL @ Jian mainstore.
JIAN :: Fallow Deer Fawn by JianSL @ Jian mainstore.
[ keke ] Aquilegia (summer dining set) by Kean Kelly @ [ Keke ] mainstore.
[ keke ] even dragonflies dream by Kean Kelly @ [ Keke ] mainstore.
[ keke ] sacred lotus group by Kean Kelly @ [ Keke ] mainstore.
[ keke ] wild lily leaves (wild lillies set) by Kean Kelly @ [ Keke ] mainstore.
[ keke ] windflower by Kean Kelly by Kean Kelly @ [ Keke ] mainstore.
Mushilu – Mushroom Purple by Eifee @ Mushilu mainstore.
[Since1975]FairytaleG-Mushrooms (gacha) by Ocean Craft @ Since1975 mainstore.
[Since1975]FairytaleGarden-PianoPool (gacha) by Ocean Craft @ Since1975 mainstore.

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