The Peermont

Edited to include bottom photo to show close up of pumpkin decor, lantern and bench.

Credits:
*House: Peermont by Galland Homes @ Ultra
❖136 LI
❖Approximately 20 meters wide by 24 meters deep.
❖ AO maps for floors and ceilings included.
❖Recommended for 20148 Sq. M. and larger lots.
❖COPY/MOD/No Transfer
❖ Materials Enhanced

*Pumpkin Decor by Dreamscapes Art Gallery
*Cleo* Pumpkin Trio B
*Cleo* Pumpkin B
*Cleo* Pumpkin C
*Cleo* Pumpkin D
*Deco Board* Pumpkins

*Gramercy Park by N4RS
*Storm Lantern 2 by N4RS

DRD – Rustic Garden – Fence – Whitewash
Sugar Maple Trees by Botanical
Privet Ball (Variegated) by Apple Fall {Freebie}
Dandelion w.Parachute Ball by ~*GOD*~
Dried Meadow Grass by Kidd Creations

Front porch therapy

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There is something about country life that appeals greatly to me and the idea of a porch with rocking chairs makes it even more inviting.  I have a close friend that lives in Tennessee and she sends me some spectacular shots that she takes of her pasture usually from where ever she’s sitting feeding her donkeys.

That’s one of the great things about Second Life.  You can create whatever home life you want.  Today I am featuring these rocking chairs by Mistique, which are available in three versions based on the design and color of the fabric of the throw blanket.  Each chair comes with a few single animations only.

I had planned to show the chairs in a different setting until I opened up the latest items from unKindness and found this Shabby Cottage, which was perfect.  The cottage is part of their spring gacha set at Gacha Guardians and is the rare item in the set. I’m not doing it justice by showing only a small part of it, but I hope to do another post featuring the gacha set in a few days. Though it’s a lovely cottage with plenty of space inside.

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!

Credits:
*Spring Shabby Cottage {Rare} – unKindess @ Gacha Guardians
*Rocking Chairs Mathilda V2 & V3 – Mistique
Bouton d’or Yellow {Field} – Little Branch @ FaMESHed
Weeping Willow.V2 – Little Branch @ Shiny Shabby
Milk Churn Planter w/ Dead Bush – Shutter Field
Dandelion Flowers – Garden of Dreams

A getaway where you can smell autumn in the breeze

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I’m trying out a new theme.  I loved the previous one except the lettering was quite small, so lets see how this one works.

It’s hard to believe that autumn is almost here.  Not that I get to see much of the autumn season down here in my part of southern Florida.  Everything stays green all year long, while many parts of the country burst into colors of orange, red and yellow.  I don’t get snow either.  It’s one of the nice things about my Second Life… that I can enjoy the autumn and winter season whenever I want.  Not to mention the joy of setting it up and decorating in the way that I would love having it in real life.

DaD Designs is releasing a new build.  The Woodstock Cottage is like the perfect home to get away to and enjoy the season.  The rich dark brick and wood tones that make up this house just creates that warm and cozy atmosphere. There is so much included with this build that makes it such a great build to have, not to mention bargain.  The cottage  comes with several add on’s, such as the stone path with round central plant bush.  Ivy with leaves blowing in the wind and climbing bougainvillea that come in three colors.  Not shown are the stone walls that come in 4 designs.  It has several ample sized rooms and I really appreciate the high ceiling walls with the wood beams.  The gothic style windows and doors is a nice feature as well.  You can find the cottage at 20% off during the Fantasy Collective event, where it will be released. The event runs from August 22nd to September 15th.

The other items that I want to point out are the hydrangea bushes by Jian.  Like most if not all of Jian’s landscape products, these bushes also come with the all seasons hud to change the texture and color of the plant leaves and flower by the season you want.  Jian had also recently released this birdy home petunia planter for 25L Tuesday, but I was not able to blog it in time.  It’s a cute decor item that comes with a robin.

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I was in the middle of decorating when a box hit my inventory and I got these new fall items by Shutter Field.  It was labeled as decor so I didn’t hesitate in opening and instantly knew that I would use some of the items in this scene. They were just perfect for what I had in mind.  I love the pumpkin in the basket decor! That just screams autumn season to me. The other items include the fall letters, the autumn frame on the table and the box of plants on the window seal. You can get a head start on decorating for autumn with these decor items.

I’ve blogged this dining set by [ARIA] before on it’s release, but I think it’s a perfect table for the upcoming season.  Especially, with the red chairs, which is one of several colors with the texture change option, so completely adaptable for other seasons.

Credits:
First Pic ~
*Woodstock Cottage Main w/ Add on’s – DaD Designs @ The Fantasy Collective ***August 22nd***
*Hydrangea Bushes – Jian
*Birdy Home Petunia Planter/Birdy {Robin} – Jian
Beaumont Brick Fence – Jian
Boxwood Shrubs – Jian
Grass – Garden of Dreams
Garden Tree 08 w/ Lights – Happy Mood
Kiki Simple Bench/Dropwood & Watercan w/ Print – Vespertine
Great Dane – Zooby
Exelero Roadster Champagne v1.2 – [Surplus Motors] {mania board}

Second Pic ~
Flower Frame – Apple Fall
*Box of Plants-Autumn Flowers – Shutter Field
*Letter Decor-Woods – Shutter Field
*Pumpkin Harvest – Shutter Field
*Autumn Frame – Shutter Field
Pearl Chandelier – Apple Fall
Eva Dining Room Set – [ARIA]
{Dining Table & Chairs, Sideboard, Plumeria in a Vase}
Cognac & Pipe Tray – Aphrodite Shop
L’Olivier – Apple Fall Apple Fall
Horse Bust Fragment – Apple Fall
Horse Fragment – Apple Fall
Bidjar Antiqe Rug – The Loft
Antique Art – Apple Fall {used own art texture in frame}
*Review copy

If only you were here to share this with me

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New round of The Perfect 10 Event is soon upon us and today I am showing you a preview of some of the items you can find this month.  The Summer’s Sunset Collection is by Finishing Touches, a home and garden store that has a little of everything for your home.  The set consists of everything inside the gazebo including the gazebo itself.

You can’t go wrong with this set and it really has some nice features.  The gazebo includes a menu that gives you several options to choose from to either display the curtains and lights, or just the curtains by themselves or just the lights or one off and the other on. That’s a pretty neat feature to let you create your own ambiance. Both chairs come with 20 single animations. I went through them all to select one and I must say that I was really impressed with the variety of animations. They not only looked very natural it really gave that feeling of being in the moment like this one I’m using.  The chair with the fabric also comes with a menu to change the texture of the blanket. You have about 9 choices.

I loved the bowl with pears that is one of the pieces on the table. It’s something that I totally love in my real life, is always having a bowl of fruit in the house.

The Perfect 10 Event is always held at The Cookie Jar Home & Garden sim and runs from the 1st of the month to the 15th.

Credits:
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Campbell
Top – Tee*fy – Clarissa Bustier Top Cobalt Blue @ Kustom9
Pants – Bueno – Capri Pants White

Scene:
*Summer’s Sunset Collection – Finishing Touches for Perfect 10 @ The Cookie Jar Home & Garden
Shrub Yellow Green – Happy Mood
Grass – Garden of Dreams

*Review copy

Butterfly kisses

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It’s that wonderful time of the month again where you can grab two pair of shoes for the price of one for the 21Shoe Event that hits the grid on June 21st.  If you are not familiar with the 21Shoe Event. It’s a monthly event that takes place on the 21st of each month within Second Life and offers you the opportunity to purchase new and exclusive shoes at two-for-one pricing.  Designers are given the option to provide either new or exclusive shoes. So if you love shoes it’s a great bargain to take advantage of.  There is also an in-world group for you to join that will keep you informed of the event and as a member you will be entitled to monthly group gifts.

Some good news!  Starting this month instead of having 24 hours to shop the time has now been extended to 48 hours.  This change is to make sure all of our friends around the world get a chance to also shop and pick up some greats shoes.

This month there are twelve designers participating and today I am showing you the Sabot Janis Polka Dot heels from G&D The Italian Style.  This is one of two fabulous pairs from this designer. Shoes are made to fit the Maitreya, Slink and The Mesh Project.

So ladies get your pocketbooks ready… the time is only days away.

Credits:
Hair – Mina – Guusje @ FaMESHed
*Shoes – G&D The Italian Style – Sabot Janis Polka Dot B for *** 21Shoe***  {starts June 21st}

Scene:
ASBMF [Washtub] – Cinphul
Fluffy Grass – Garden of Dreams
Butterfly Rock (Emitter) – Dysfunctional Designs

Pose:  Created using Animare HUD.

*Review copy.

Looking beyond what was in front.

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I didn’t feel that I gave these olive trees a proper showing the other day with the picture I took being misty and foggy that it hid the texture and look of the trees.  Plus I wanted to show the other version of the tree that includes the hanging leave wreaths.

I’m in one of these fussy periods that I can’t seem to settle on anything that I put together.  That kind of moment when everything you try on just isn’t right or you decorate a whole room and then don’t like it and you tear it all down. It was that feeling of restlessness that lead me to do something differently when I was in-world last night.  Instead of the usual organizing some picture for a future blog post I hit the music scene on the grid.  I am not sure if that made the mood even worse.

How oddly it felt to be surrounded by other people and feeling almost like I didn’t belong in that scene.  You may wonder what about when I shop at events.  I confess to taking advantage of that trick of derender everyone on radar so that I can move around a bit easier.  I’m prone to get into my invisible alpha and then cam once I figure out the layout.   I hopped around a bit trying to find music that would entice me enough to stay, but after not finding much comfort there I ended up logging and going to bed.   It’s made me reflect how out of touch it felt and whether I have isolated myself so much with just doing nothing other than blogging and having the occasional odd chats here and there with my SL family that going out to socialize now feels odd.  I’m hoping it’s just a passing moment caused by the stress factors outside of this platform.

Credits:
Hair – Olive – The Sweetpea Hair @ The Arcade
Green Headband – Little Branch @ FaMESHed
Bra – FDD Stories – Deidra Bra Rare @ The Secret Affair
Corset – FDD Stories – Deidra Corset UltraRare @ The Secret Affair

Scene:
Olive Tree {with leaves bands} & Olive Tree – Little Branch @ FaMESHed
Fluffy Grass V1 – Garden of Dreams
Doberman Standing – Just Animals

Pose: Hera Set by Kirin

*Review copy.

Pondering life.

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Even though I took this picture over the weekend it really fits the mood I’m in this evening.  If it weren’t raining and the weather wasn’t so hot and humid most afternoons this would be the perfect set up for a relaxing evening.  You can find this hammock and the flower pot set at the Perfect 10 event.   The hammock comes with a bunch of texture choices for both the canvas and the wood and plenty of animations to suit your need.

Credits:
Hair – Bens Beauty – Sinthia Hair
Jumper Shorts & Shirt – NYU

Scene:
Dandelion w. Flowers – Garden of Dreams
*Free to be Hammock & Beauteous is Bloom Pot Set – An Lema @ The Cookie Jar for Perfect 10

*Review copy.

Some say a dog is a girl’s best friend instead of diamonds.

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Quick post to share that the wooden shed and the garden cushion I’m sitting on are from Shutter Field and can be purchased at their store in-world today at a discount for Lazy Sunday.

I spent my evening time last night sorting through my inventory organizing some items received and trying to see what I can do to take a few pictures to honor my commitment to those creators who share their creations with me to blog.   It’s two fold in a way.  I am trying to distract myself from over thinking and not let myself be hooked to give into irrational fears to the challenges that are forthcoming in the next few weeks.  That’s the problem with being the strong one sometimes, because when it’s your turn to face challenges no one really thinks you need a hand.

May you enjoy the rest of what remains of your Sunday.

Credits:
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Shiny Hair
Top – Fashionably Dead – High Low Pleats Orange @ Collabor88
Jeans – [sYs] – Chipie Boyfriend Jeans

Scene:
*Old Woodshed – Shutter Field for Lazy Sunday
*Garden Cushion Vintage – Shutter Field for Lazy Sunday
Rural Farmhouse Rare & Potting Shelf {TCF March 2015} – Apple Fall 
Douze Roses Basket Pillow & Ladder {Shiny Shabby April 2015} – Apt B
The Industrial Side Letters – Apt B @ 6th Republic
License Plate Light {Kustom9 April 2015} – Apt B
Shabby Frames & Shabby Door Rare {Shiny Shabby Feb. 2015} – [kunst]
Roses Rustic Market Table – Lacrime dell’anima
Fluffy Grass V1 – Garden of Dreams
Sweet Garden Grass 07 & Garden Tree 08 – Happy Mood
Ultimate Great Dane – Zooby

 

 

Lesson 39

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This is a lengthy one, but I believe relevant to each and everyone of us.  May you find it helpful.

© The Best Year of Your Life by Debbie Ford

Lesson 39:  Question Your Beliefs

The conclusions we form as a result of our life experiences become the beliefs we hold about ourselves, others, and the world. If we were the last person picked on the kickball team, if our high school crush didn’t return our affections, if we flunked math or didn’t have the fashion sense expressed by some of our peers, it’s likely that we picked up some limiting beliefs about ourselves that aren’t serving us, even to this day.

Here are some common examples of limiting beliefs: I’m not good enough. I don’t matter. There’s something wrong with me. I’m unwanted. I don’t belong. I’m unimportant. No one cares about me.

These hidden beliefs shape our thought processes and drive our personalities, telling us what we are and are not capable of. To move beyond them, we must first expose them, and then question their validity. This is your assignment this week.

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Your Self-Love Assignment

Look back upon the negative incidents that occurred during your childhood. Did your parents get divorced? Did you move and feel unwelcome in your new environment? Were you rejected by someone you wanted to have as your friend? Once you’ve made a list of the ten most upsetting events of your childhood, ask yourself the following questions about each one and begin to expose some of your core beliefs:

  1. What belief did I form as a result of this experience?
  2. How long have I held this belief?
  3. Does this belief serve me anymore?
  4. What belief could I replace it with that would better reflect who I am today?

Self-Love Points Earned

Give yourself 50 points for every limiting belief you expose and transform.

Credits:

Hair – Truth – Perla Black & Whites Pack
Top – The Secret Store – Lua’s Cropped Shirt Coffee
Pants – Somnia – Bebop Jeans w/ Color HUD @ Theme Park Event
Bracelets – Aisling – GAIA Hand Gold @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Shoes – Fri. – Brienne Flats Cocoa w/ Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) Flat

Scene:

Trees by Mitsuko Kytori
Yews by 3D Trees
Swans by Thiery Fleury
Stone Wall by AA Build & Design
Bench by Exquisite Eye Decorations
Water Lily’s by Dornroeschen Creative
Bellis White Flowers by Garden of Dreams
Hammock by Kabuki
Sea Rocks with Waves by Antreas Alter