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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Bricks

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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  • Sticking with my winter theme, it’s Frosty! Ok, this one is a great example of why I love the internet. I saw an AMAZING frosty photo on an Instagram feature account and took a screenshot because I was dying to recreate it. Normally I make sure I have the artists handle in the screenshot so I can tag them if I ever do try it, but somehow missed it this time. To find her, I took to YouTube to find @victorialyn ’s tutorial, and I’m completely blown away with not only the makeup, but the production quality of her videos. I know how much time and effort something like that takes and they are so much fun to watch, even if you don’t plan on doing the makeup in the tutorial. I love finding new artists to follow and be inspired by! #frosty #frostythesnowman #winter
  • The last look at my Frostbite! What other injury makeups could be considered "Holiday"? or at least timely for winter? Or should I do something more glam next? I have half a mind to save more gory winter looks for January when i'm no longer feeling the warm and fuzzies when it snows! #winter #frostbite #frostbitemakeup #sfx #sfxmua
  • "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"
Im really pleased with how this turned out! I know it's no super glamorous but creating actual injuries and skin conditions is a great challenge. I'll spare you the reference material, but it was fun trying to re-create the blistering, as gross as that sounds. Stay warm my friends! #frostbite #frostbitemakeup #winterwonderland #sfxmakeup #sfxmua
  • "Baby it's cold outside."
This look inspired by a 3 hour drive in a blizzard last weekend. It actually wasn't too bad, mostly just excruciatingly slow, but living in SD, I know how dangerous it can be going off the road in bad conditions. #frostbite #SFX #sfxmakeup #brrrrrr #sfxwound
  • “Oh Chucky look at us. We belong dead”
Last one of Tiffany.... which iconic horror villain should I do next? Tell me your favorites! #horrormovies #brideofchucky #tiffanyvalentine #chucky #brideofchuckymakeup #horrorfan
  • “I’ll kill anybody, but I’ll only sleep with someone I love.”
A girl has to have standards!!! 😂
Personally I loved Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany Valentine, how about you? #brideofchucky #tiffanyvalentine #chucky #chuckycosplay
  • "Barbie, eat your heart out."
You can't do Chucky without Tiffany! I apparently have super thick eyebrows because I felt they were incredibly difficult to cover properly, though I probably just need more practice blocking them out. I also know the doll didn't have bangs, but the actress did, so I felt like this blonde wig still did the trick. #brideofchucky #chucky #brideofchuckymakeup #tiffanyvalentine #cosplay
  • This anatomy work was a ton of fun to do! I might have to try something like it again soon. I also liked that I could keep it on much longer than I do any of my face makeup, and even left it on overnight (with liberal amounts of barrier spray) to show family the next day. I usually have to wash it off and head to bed, so it was a rare treat to show it to others! #bodyartist #anatomyart #anatomymakeup #sciencenerd
  • My first look over 200 likes!! 🤩🤩 Seriously, I 💜you guys, and it couldn’t be on a more special makeup to me. I’ve wanted to do this makeup for awhile now, because I actually struggle greatly with my hands. While this isn’t 100% anatomically correct, all of the structures in my wrists that I have had surgery on (on both hands!) are here. Because of a neck injury when I was young, I’ve had a ton of nerve and tendon issues stemming from where in my neck was damaged and I’m lucky to have had good surgeons and insurance to do what was necessary to keep me healthy. I do have to do a lot to keep my hands and arms in the best of shape (daily stretches, wearing braces at night, KT tape) but I’m so thankful that I can keep doing the things I love... like doing makeup! #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #anatomyart #anatomymakeup #bodypaint

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