Pirates & Mermaids 2017

In this post: Talk Like a Pirate Day 2017, Mermaid Cupcakes, and a Mermaid photoshoot in Second Life’s Mer Waters.  

Hello, Dear Ones! So yesterday was Talk Like a Pirate Day. It is our tradition to dress up as pirates and travel to Krispy Kreme for a free box of donuts. Sadly, this year our store didn’t celebrate the day. We got donuts anyways and had a nice breakfast.
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Then we took a trip to the Toy store for some treasure and then to the park for a picnic. The wagon was our Pirate ship!

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Afterwards, I hid chocolate gold coins and the boys found them.

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We began and ended the day with pirate vids and movies. I’m posting the Youtube vids at the end. There’s also a link to last year’s celebrations and links to past Pirate parties.

When I think of pirates I automatically think of mermaids. Several years ago, I posted my BFF’s Mermaid Party.

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As a little girl, I dreamt of being Ariel from The Little Mermaid. I still have fun pretending. As you know, I like to explore and take photographs in the Virtual World of Second Life. My avatar is known to don a tail and swim the seas. The closest I’ve gotten in real life is a Snuggie Tail Blanket.

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So while I cuddled up in my blanket and watched H2O, I decided to make these delicious cupcakes. PS: More Second Life pics after this.

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You can see the ingredients in the picture. I simply crushed the vanilla cookies to make “sand”. I used blue candy wafers and shell molds for the shells. The Rainbow Chip icing was just for my fancy. Of course, I used Little Mermaid liners.

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The results were gorgeous and delicious!

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Here’s another good treat. I didn’t get to this one: http://www.findingzest.com/mermaid-ice-cream-dream-shakes.html

  • “Us” Ocean themed Sign- I painted this cute wooden sign a light blue and covered it in gems and added a shell on the side. It looked nice next to our beach footprint painting.

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  • Last Year- Lots of Piratey links and fun.

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  • Pirate Videos

  • Now, it’s time for a photo trip to Second Life. Come explore the waters with me! Lord willing, I’ll have a video of my ocean journies to share next time and I’ll add the link.

There is a whole community of Merfolk in Second Life. They have their own “safe” waters that stretch across sims. It is a fun place to explore and there are many sites to see.

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Though it is a bit frightening being chased by the Kraken, I like exploring every cave. I’ve got some funny footage of the Kraken chasing me…maybe I’ll show you another time.

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There are also wondrous and beautiful landscapes to chart.
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Check out this underwater volcano!

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There is a rainbow of wildlife.

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The Ocean can be eerie.

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You never know what treasures have sunk from the human world. What stories do they hide?

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There are plenty of games to play under the sea but sometimes…

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a mermaid gets bored…

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or curious about the world above.

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There’s so much to learn about humans!

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Like sandwiches

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and fire…

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Still, I prefer the Sea (at least as an avatar).

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  • Lastly, here’s our trip to the Pirate Museum in St. Augustine a couple of years ago. There’s also a few Beach crafts.

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Well, I pray you are inspired. God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

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