Mad Like Alyce

South Dakota Peach Festival

Every year, the Fruit Club hosts the Peach Festival in Sioux Falls to benefit the Special Olympics in South Dakota. While peaches are not commonly grown in SD, they ship up truckloads of peaches fresh from Georgia orchards… so fresh you can almost taste the sun.

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One of the staples of the festival is the peach cobbler topped with homemade peach ice cream… to die for!

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It was a perfect summer day, and I broke out my “new”  gingham dress. My mom actually bought this around the time I was born and I am hoping to make some alterations to make it a little more modern.

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Peaches for me

I’m looking forward to trying out some of the new salsas and mustards that I found as well, and you can bet there will be some peach recipes coming soon. It was just $8 to fill a bag full of fresh peaches, and I doubt they will make it through the week.

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Vendors

Of course, with any event you will have vendors that attend to peddle their wares. There were actually a few this year that I really loved! (Note: this post was not sponsored and all opinions are shared of my own free will. Support small business!)

Scratch Pad

First was ThinkScratchPad.com who makes adorable t-shirts, many of which are tailored to South Dakota or Sioux Falls specifically. They even made a “Peach on Earth” T-shirt specifically for the event!

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JD Silversmiths

I just loved what they did with this coin jewelry. It goes beyond just taking coins and cutting/bending them into rings… they craft unique jewelry while preserving and enhancing elements of the original coins. What a coincidence that the first ring I picked up just happened to be my birth year (minus 100 years)! Everything they did, from rings to necklaces to money clips were beautifully crafted.

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These handcrafted soaps were fun to look at, and the owners are passionate about using only organic products. Most importantly, I can tell they were having fun with what they were doing.

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I especially liked the vibrancy of the soap bars and how they were intentionally given texture.

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Overall, it was a fun outing on a perfect summer day.. and has inspired a few new recipe ideas… coming soon!

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • "Sometimes, you just want things to stay the way they are forever. But you can’t. And they won’t." - Girl in Space

Because i'm trying this thing where I post each look in 3's to keep my Insta page even, and I seriously can't express how hauntingly gorgeous the intros are for each Girl in Space episode. I'm re-listening to the episodes now, and I so excited for 109 since I have NO CLUE what is going to happen! Also, after a few weeks without looking at them, this is one of my favorite pictures, and I can't believe I didn't post it first!
  • "Yeah, I’m glad I’m back, too." Episode 108 of the @girlinspacepodcast  left me with SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! Is Kai alive? Where the heck is Thor? Who is the "lion's paw?" But the biggest unknown is just how important the dwarf star "Ra" is likely to become in the plot of 109... and is why Ra is included in my makeup! The warm glowing orb on my eye is in reference to my suspicions that Ra will soon become a much more relevant part of the Girl in Space plot very soon. #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering #savekillbot #prayforkai
  • Galaxy in action! Quick peek at the movement of the makeup before I put on my wig, which covered a lot of the detail. Gotta love that "sunshine" glare on the shiny black surface! I bought a finishing powder this week to hopefully counteract this in the future. Or just back away from the light.... :P
  • Disappearing into the music...
I was really digging my latest playlist when I started my galaxy makeup last weekend, so I started blacking out everything besides my face to procrastinate taking off my headphones. I took this photo halfway through to see how well I would blend into my background, and kind of liked how this "progress" shot turned out. Funny thing was, this was the last pic where I had a true infinite background, my camera (phone) couldn't quite hang once I was fully blacked out. Time to consider a real camera?
  • Let yourself be found... Another shot of my galaxy inspired by the @girlinspacepodcast. If you haven't heard of this AMAZING audio novella, I highly recommend... trust me, you are in for a treat! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering 
This look took around 3 hours, and while I love the images with the wig, it covered up a lot of the detail. If you try a galaxy look, allow yourself some patience. It didn't look like a lot until I was well into adding color. Take it slow, and keep layering colors, and suddenly it will start to take shape!

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets.
  • Find me... This galaxy makeup is inspired by my FAVORITE audio novella,@girlinspacepodcast, though I may be a bit biased. If you haven't yet started listening, you are in for a treat! Enter the world of the character "X" aboard the Cavatica, as she monitors the radiation from the Red Dawrf Star, Ra. Alone.

Season one is still in progress, so there is plenty of time to join the fun! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets. Honestly, this is the most color intensive look I have done so far, I had cosmetic wedges everywhere! I pulled it together with a @rockstarwigs long curly in Very Berry.
  • Finally, the last in my “sketched” look (for now). Thieve last few weeks have been absolutely insane, and im still processing. I’m going to have to set aside some time for another look this week, there is something so tranquil about turning yourself into a blank canvas in the most literal sense.
  • Theres nothing quite like painting yourself completely white to make you realize how yellow your teeth are getting. Time to cut back on the coffee! JK, that might actually kill me. #tissuetestfail #needsomewhitestrips #cresttotherescue #notanad #butyoucanpaymeanyway?
  • I sometimes can take well over 200 photos of various looks, just to make sure I get the right one... i don't pretend to be a photographer! Even with so many photos, I will often only post maybe 3-4, which makes me a little sad since I spend so much time on some of these! So here are a few more of my "Migraine" Twenty One Pilots inspired look. I managed to get quite a few shots of this look before adding the tears for the completed migraine look, and I really do love how it looks without any color.

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