The heartbeat of a home

Now I am always excited when I get new items to blog, because it is part of the fun in the creative process of figuring out how to showcase it in a picture.  When I received this new home by Llorisen, the design is what captured my attention. It’s different than the norm and I really liked its simplicity and understated elegance. The Mulvaney Cabin is available at FaMESHed and has a land impact impact of 42 with curtains and 36 without. I packed a lot into it, and my apologies that in my rush I did not take additional photos as I was focused on the house and the outside seating area.

The chairs and coffee table with some extra pieces of tray, rug and lantern make up the Jolene Set by MudHoney, which were part of the subscriber box for September Deco(c)rate.  You can still grab these goodies, though you will have to pay a slightly higher price.  More information can be found at their web site.  While I’m featuring also the bedroom furniture on the top floor, it is going to be covered in a different post with some changes in the decor, though it has been listed as it is shown in the pictures.

Enjoy your Saturday!

Credits:
*House: Mulvaney Cabin With Curtains by Llorisen @ FaMESHed

*Jolene Set by MudHoney – Sept. 2017 Deco(c)rate
-Jolene Chair – Leaves
-Jolene Coffee Table
– Mint Julep Tray
-Jolene Rug
-Jolene Lantern

*Minelli Bedroom Set by N4RS @ FaMESHed {will be featuring again}
-Minelli Bed – PG
-Minelli_Carpet
-Minelli_NightStand
-Agave Shawii

Dust Bunny . Woodland Dreams . Carved Wooden Screen
Sunbleached Setee (Buttercup) by Apple Fall
Spotted Begonia by Dust Bunny
Morrow Rug : Floral by Malone {MP Dollarbie}
Novels Book Pile 2 by [ILAYA]
Oxford Wingback Chair by Apple Fall
Mercantile Bookshelves by Apple Fall
Bella’s Books by [Merak]
09 Fancy Decor: Whale Tail Book Stack
14 Fancy Decor: Books and Trinkets
Books – Group 1 + Memories by ..::THOR::..
Books – Group 2 & Group 3 by ..::THOR::..
The Vordun: Book of Hours ca. 1460 by Fancy Decor
Weathered Desk – Adult by [ zerkalo ]
Triple Candle Holder by [ zerkalo ]
Hidden Treasure Box by [ zerkalo ]
Fresh Bread by [Merak]
Steel basket – Silver with Accessories  by [Merak]
Hampton Outdoor Fireplace by Apple Fall
Summer Parasol by Apple Fall
‘Hello Fall’ Mini Tree (lit) by {what next}
‘Hello Fall’ Welcome Mat – With Leaves by {what next}
Dust Bunny . Rag Wreath {Tinted}

Upstairs Portion ~
[ zerkalo ] Organic Wall Ornaments – Tree – Light @ Lootbox
Dust Bunny . Babybreath Vase
Fiddle Leaf Tree by Dust Bunny
Papasan Chair . White Wood . Adult & Stool by Dust Bunny
Potted Palm by Dust Bunny
Dust Bunny . Pom Pom blanket
Dust Bunny . Woodland Dreams . Hanging Macrame Chair
Birdy. Cabaret- Princess Puss – Ginger
Bulldog_Dog_v3.3 by [TomatoPark]

Outside~
WW – Alder Trees by Heart Gardens
Tree Bench Lily (Adult) by Chez Moi
Rocks & Cliffs Wales Wall by :Fanatik Architecture:
Cobblestone Floor by Stormwood

Taking off the grit and grime of everyday life

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When I got this firefighter uniform, a new store release from (epia), also known as “Every Pixel is Art,” the thought of doing a scene of saving a cat from a tree came to mind.  Except someone beat me on the concept and so switching gears I recalled this animated water hose in my inventory and the scene sort of created itself.

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Have a great Monday!

Credits:
*Firefighter Uniform by (epia) ***New Store Release***
Hair: Limes Mesh Hair by Beusy @ Hairology {SLB13 Gift}
Water Hose (Wearable) by %Percent Furniture & Lighting

Scene:
Birch Cottage by DaD Design
The Cuddle Camper – Deep by [Consignment] @ The Arcade
Stepside Pick-up – Blue & Grey by  [Consignment]
Garden House Garden Tools by DRD
Garden House Flowerpot by DRD
Flying Curtains – White Lace by Knick Knacks
Dirt Road by Happy Mood
Garden Tree 08 by Happy Mood
Grass by Fanatik Architecture {past group gift}

BeauRoche

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Today I am featuring this mixture of cottage and castle known as the BeauRoche by M&M Creations, designer and creator of sculpted prims and mesh. The cottage/castle was inspired by a late medieval cottage found in rural France. It sits atop a small rocky rise that gives it a grandeur presence.

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Basement

It’s highly detailed in both the mesh and textures utilized and to give a touch of realism the exterior texture has put-log holes to convey the age of the building.  All of the doors, gates and windows are scripted to open and close with original new sounds and the fountain seen in the first picture is scripted with running water that can be turned on and off.

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First Floor

The balcony in the last photo could also be used as an entrance as the railing leading out from the house can be swapped out for a gate.  There is arch way in the courtyard/garden.

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Second Floor

Each purchase includes a copy/modifiable version of high and low LOD build, and a template for the nameplate and also the shade maps.   The high has a land impact of 95 with the low at 56 with a footprint of 31×28.5 meter.

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Back view

It’s a well done building that is great for medieval role-play enthusiasts. Go check out other builds by this creator at their main store

The leaning tree in the first picture is not part of the building.  It’s the newest tree by Little Branch called the Honey Tree, available now at the newest round of Lost & Found. The flowers also show in the first picture are by Little Branch as well and currently at FaMESHed.
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Credits:
*Castle Cottage BeauRoche by M&M Creations ~MFGC
*Honey Tree {Seasons}by Little Branch at Lost & Found
*Bouton d’or Orange , Lavender, Pink & Yellow {Rounded-Fields} by Little Branch @ FaMESHed
Grass by Fanatik Architecture {past group gift}
Deers by Just Animals
Enchanted Woods by Studio Skye
Stone Wall by aa Build & Designs

Peekaboo I see you

“Today  was Good! Today was Fun! Tomorrow is another one!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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Check out all these cute bears!  They are the rest of the bear collection by BoOgErS currently at the Arcade.

Little me is wearing some items from the All The Little Things event.  However , there seems to be an issue going on with the sim where the event is hosted, so I am listing only the creator/designer landmark as they item may have been moved to their own stores.

The cute dress and all the accessories is by Q’s Quties with the ladybug boots by Little Llama, both stores cater to kids in Second Life.  The pose is by p.o.s.e., a great store for toddleedoo poses.

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!

Credits:
Hair – D!va – Nene
*Dress & Accessories Gacha Set – Q’s Quties
-Bugs and Bows Bag
-Bug & Flower Headband
-Bugs and Bows Yellow Ladybug Dress
-Ladybug Nose
*Splooshers-Ladybugs Boots – Little Llama

Scene:
*Bear Collection Gacha – BoOgErS @ The Arcade
-Easter Bearny
-Little Pink Bunny
-Little Blue Bunny
-Earth Day Bear
-Bearny & Bunny
-Little Blue Bunny
-Hold Me Bearny Light
-Steven Bear
-St. Patty’s Bear
-Mother’s Day Bears Gift
-Amethyst Bear
-Garnet Bear Rare
-Pearl Bear Rare
*Glam-Closet Female Full Pack – Bazar @ Hope 8 @ SL Home & Garden Expo
Toronto-Throw Pillows Basket – Bazar
Devon Bed White Adult – [ARIA] & The Loft
Farnsworth – Fanatik Architecture

*Pose: Bla Bla by p.o.s.e.

She was simple & complicated

“Women are like roads, the more curves, the more dangerous they are.” ~ Mae West

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Hope your Monday is off to a great start.  I am just grateful that I didn’t wake up with another headache this morning and despite waking up with a worrisome dream I feel quite rested.  I also had an absolutely lovely weekend in both worlds so I feel very content.

Today I am featuring this dress, which is from a new brand called Mulloy.  It’s an elegant sexy dress made to fit several mesh bodies as well as the classic sizes. The brand conveys luxury and classy chic so ladies stay tuned for some more great things from this store.

I was a bit of shoe and purse shopaholic in both my real and second life at one time and not so long ago. Over the last 3 years that desire to have the latest style and purchasing over $200 purses has waned, even if buying quality shoes is still a must, only not as often. I never really bought purses here in second life only shoes and I mean lots of shoes, so much shoes that a closet like these new ones by Bazar would have been the ideal thing to have.  At one time early in my Second Life journey I did find a shoe closet that had rows and rows of shoes in a flat prim. It was one of my favorite things and I probably still have it somewhere tucked away in my inventory.

The closet is by Bazar and it’s at the Home & Garden Expo.  I am only showing some of the individual pieces as the space only allowed for four here.  Though the full set also comes in a rez box version so that all you have to do is rez the box and click to rez the scene of closets in perfect order. The other great thing is that there is a male and female version.  The ottoman is also by Bazar and has poses for female, male and couples.

Make sure you check out the rest of the fabulous items at the expo!

Credits:
*Dress – [Mulloy] – Milano Onyx
Hair – eXxEsS : Lara
Poison Love Necklace – Pure Poison

Scene:
*Glam-Closet Female Full Pack – Bazar @ Hope 8 @ SL Home & Garden Expo
Urn & Plinth with Orange Flowers – Spargel & Shines Homes
Bacall Chair Landsend – The Loft
Farnsworth – Fanatik Architecture

Pose: Framed 21 by DeePosed

It’s a bean toss, but I’ll save you teddy.

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Another cute outfit for the toddleeDoo for the career fair theme at the next round of the “All The Little Things.”  This one is a fire fighter outfit that comes with overalls, shoes, hat and the fire extinguisher backpack.  If red isn’t your color it can also be found in pink, yellow and a black one with some pictures on it.

In real life  when my nieces and nephews were going through elementary school they always had a day when the fire department would come visit the school and teach them about fire safety.  As part of that they got to sit in the front seat of the fire truck.  They loved it as they thought it was a really cool thing to do.  I was at first thinking of finding a location where there was a fire truck and just snapping a picture inside the truck somehow, but this idea won out.

You can see I’m easily amused.

Credits:
Hair – Magika – Anywhere
*Outfit – GPDKIDS – Fire Fighter Red @ All The Little Things ***Starts May 3rd thru May 16th***

Scene:
Theo Teddy Bear w/Bow, Sitting Teddy Bears – Silent Sparrow
VINe Bear – {uncertain – gacha item at past event}
Fire Truck Red – SLAP!
Wear-A-Bear Yellow & Green – BoOgErS
Bean Toss & Ferris Wheel Toy Chest Mystery – Lark  for TAG! Gacha
Grass – Fanatik Architecture  {Group Gift}
Sweet Garden Grass 07 – Happy Mood

Pose: Bloggle Bubble Pose – Adorkable {in-world store closed…might find on MP}

*Review copy.

She held on to the closest thing.

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I love pointy shoes in both worlds so I was super happy when I saw these flats by [MeshedUp], especially these in the crocodile texture.  It would be nice to have them in real life as they would match one of my purses, though I’ll settle to wearing them here.  You can find them and a few other color choices at this round of the Black Fashion Fair.

Credits:
Hair – Olive – The Tumble Hair Brunettes for TAG! Gacha
Accessory – LODE – Head Accessory Snapdragon BIG [mix] @ Shiny Shabby
Top – Aphorism – Sleeveless Crop Top Taupe
Jeans – Maitreya – Boyfriend Jeans Light
*Shoes – [MeshedUp] – Flats Crocodile @ Black Fashion Fair

Scene:
House – Dust Bunny – Fairy House for TAG! Gacha
Garden Tree 08 & Sweet Garden Grass 06 Yellow – Happy Mood
Grass – Fanatik {Group Gift}

Pose: Leave The Pieces Set by Vibe

*YS&YS* for 21Shoe

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This round of 21Shoe is proving to have some fabulous sexy shoes.  I’m wearing one of the shoes that *YS&YS* has made for this round, called the Monaco Suede Ivory.  It’s a gorgeous heel that is made to be worn with SLink high feet, Maitreya Lara body or the Belleza Venus high feet.  I’m not showing the second pair as part of the two-for-one, but the shoe is the same in a glossy fuchsia color.  You can check it out on the 21Shoe website and also see the other amazing shoes that will be available on March 21st at the individual stores.  All landmarks to the stores can be found on the website as well.  Joining the in-world group is free right now, though come April 1st there will be a fee to join.

Credits:
Hair – Catwa – Aimee
Top – Baiastice – Cleo Sweater Black
Jeans – Maitreya – Boyfriend Jeans Dark
*Shoes – *YS&YS* – Monaco Suede Ivory for 21Shoe ***March 21st***

Scene;
Pipe Table – Floorplan
Shrubs Pink – Happy Mood
Grass – Fanatik Architecture {Group gift}
Tulip Plants – Artisan Fantasy

Pose: Window Sit Set by Izzie’s

 

Buttercup.

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The following is quite long though something a very good friend of mine sent me.   It’s quite ironic that it was within a day of winning this cute giraffe called buttercup at the Creepy Kawaii Fair, which ends today.

Men Love Iron Buttercups

Long before the days of Steel Magnolias, there were Iron Buttercups.  An Iron Buttercup is a woman most often associated with the South, but she does not have to be from the South or have even stepped foot in the South. Nor does she need an accent! She is self possessed, possesses self confidence, and always responds/acts like a lady in public. She understands loyalty, and is willing to give everyone a chance unless they prove her otherwise wrong.  She is generally attractive.  She may not be movie star drop dead gorgeous, but has learned to make the most of what she has. This is a lady with her own mind.  She may or may not always speak it, but make no mistake, this woman is no pushover and everyone knows it.  Men like her because she sets boundaries from the beginning, and an Iron Buttercup knows men don’t go for doormats. (Neither does she)  When a man captures an Iron Buttercups heart, he knows he has something valuable. Such a woman is a challenge, making it all the more appealing to him.

While Iron Buttercups are often found in the South they can live anywhere, and they can be from anywhere.  They’re found throughout all walks of life/social stratas and in all cultures.  Long ago, they were originally born and bred in the South which is why so many of them remain today.

Iron Buttercups are seldom found in abusive relationships or for that matter bad relationships with men, at least for very long.  An Iron Buttercup may be divorced, separated, or she may have at one time been in a relationship with a man who was an alcoholic, cheat or abuser, but that’s the past, and she will not repeat history a second time. An IB can be a bitch, but only if deserved. A woman can become an Iron Buttercup at any point in her life.

Here are the Top 11 relationship tips from the Iron Buttercup Guide to Happiness with Men which has been handed down to women for generations.

  1. Never chase a man-Men are the natural born hunters so the chase comes naturally to them. To chase a man defies the laws of Buttercup nature. An Iron Buttercup knows the only relationships worth pursuing are with men who are interested in her.(This does not mean a woman can never take the lead) A wise old Iron Buttercup said, “Men are hunters, women are gatherers: let the man hunt you!! Gather the benefits”.
  2. Never call, text, Facebook, or email a man incessantly.  One text perhaps, one call until he returns communication. And only if you have reason to believe he is interested in you. Preferably, he contacts you. Many Iron Buttercups NEVER call a man unless returning a call.
  3. If he doesn’t return the communication back off. Don’t continue to try and communicate with a man who is clearly not interested. If he is interested, he will call back, even if there is a delay. Remember this most of all.
  4. If you have been dating someone who suddenly disappears, shows a lack of interest or starts dating someone else, back off.  Hold your head high, stifle the instinct to cry and go into an emotional spin and get on with your life instead! The next and better man is just around the corner! This is your mantra, use it generously. And Never, never, never, put your life on hold to wait for a man to come back around!
  5. Drop him like a hot potato if he abuses alcohol or drugs on a regular basis-it will only get worse.  If he abuses you physically or emotionally, mistreats you, is a sex addict, makes fun of you, or treats you in a condescending manner. If he lies to you, wants money, or you find him active on a dating site after establishing an intimate relationship, drop him. Look up the words narcissist, addiction, and psychotic and understand what they mean.
  6. Drop him like a hot potato if he mistreats your children, parents, family or pets.
  7. Every man you meet is not your soul mate. Every man you are interested in will not become your husband/boyfriend.  You have to kiss a lot of frogs to meet a prince.  Meeting your next husband or soul mate is not an everyday occurrence, and not every relationship will work out. Learn the art of moving on gracefully instead of holding on. No one said it was easy, but it is necessary if you want to find the right man and insure your own happiness.
  8. Never give up your own interests. Don’t put your life/interests on hold for a man.  Don’t give up your interests in the pursuit of him/his interests.  An Iron Buttercup knows a woman with her own interests is an attractive one who has something to talk about.
  9. If you choose to date a married or otherwise committed man, understand you roll the dice, you take your chances.  This is a risky situation at best, likely to end in a train wreck. If it does not work out move on, and do not be bitter.  Understand that married men seeking other women often lie or change their minds. Naiveté is not attractive if you are over 25. Some men lie-frequently.
  10. You are not in a committed relationship unless you have a ring on your finger, or made and received a verbal commitment as such and both parties agree. If you are not committed, you are free, and so is he. No IB lives as a committed woman, if she is not. In other words, if you are not committed don’t tie yourself down to a man who doesn’t want commitment. If you are committed and he is not, you are not committed.
  11. The Golden Buttercup Rule-You must love yourself first. You must protect yourself and not put yourself in bad situations. If you are in a bad situation that causes unhappiness, get out of it now! Never wait for him to ‘change.’

Credits:
Skin – *YS&YS* – Sabrina Shy @ The Dressing Room Fusion
Hair – Truth – Avena in Blacks
Top – Emery – Selina Top Grey @ Collabor88
Shorts – Blueberry – Cossy Denim Ripped Shorts Faded Light @ Uber
Flo’s Watermelleh Donut – Flowey {previous Atelier Kreslo event item}

Scene:
Donuts Sign – Seven Emporium @ for The Neighborhood
Grass – Fanatik Architecture {Group Gift}
Garden Tree 06 – Happy Mood
Goblin: Green – *alirium*
Medusa: Dawn – *alirium*
Giraffe – +Half-Deer+ – Tiny Teacup Giraffe Buttercup @ Creepy Kawaii Fair

Pose: Sitting Pose 9 by KMA Poses

Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life.

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I had a flashback when I saw the name of this top & skirt to the time I was on a business trip and my colleagues and I took a detour through the City of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico over 15 years ago.   I really can’t say that I recall much about the place as it was a very short time there and only stopping to grab a bite to eat before making the remaining way to our destination.  It’s just a name you won’t easily forget. The handbag certainly has that southwestern look that embodies that part of the country.

Now I’m feeling a bit nostalgic as I recollect some of my trips to the west coast.

Credits:
Hair – LeLutka – Vague
Top – Neverwood – Truth or Consequences Tee in Blood  {Gacha} @ Oh My Gacha
Skirt – Neverwood – Truth or Consequences Skirt in Blood {Gacha} @ Oh My Gacha
Purse – Neverwood – Truth or Consequences Bag (Fringed) {Gacha} @ Oh My Gacha
Scene:
Gnarled Cherry Tree – Skye Studio
Rocks & Cliffs Wales Rocks – Fanatik
Itchy & Puffy Grass – *alirium*
Pose: Moving Light by Ma Vie