Morning! Happy Easter weekend to everyone.  I mentioned in my post on Tuesday that I would be showcasing the garden Shed by Mesh India that is currently at Cosmopolitan another week. It’s a beautiful building as you can see, that I couldn’t make up my mind which photo to show you all. Choices. You get both.

I’m linking you to my “Tea Party” post for the rest of the credits.

Have a great day!

*Garden Shed by Mesh India @ Cosmopolitan


Saturday relaxing

Not much to say today so leaving you to credits and wishing you a fabulous day!!

*Dress: Elsa Maxi Dress by Seniha @ Cosmopolitan
Hair: Tania Hair by {Letituier}

*Polka Dots Patio Set by Chez Moi @ Cosmopolitan
-Patio Chair (Adult) 
-Table White Polka Dots 
-Teapot Polka Dots
-Tea Cup Polka Dots

*04 MI Summer Driftwood Boat Decor [1 LI] by Mesh India   Cosmopolitan
*10 MI Summer Gazebo [22 LI] Rare by Mesh IndiaCosmopolitan

Tropical Plants by Studio Skye

*Pose: Sassy by {QP} @ Cosmopolitan

Food, friends and sunshine… ingredients for a picnic

Happy Wednesday! If you are like me and haven’t made it over to the Bloom Event, which has been open less than a week then we’re seriously missing out on some great stuff.  I’ll get there eventually.  In the meantime I get to show you some wonderful items from creators participating.

The first picture shows the abandoned conservatory building by [Merak], which is an absolute delight with its great textures and the windows on one end.  It made it a great foundation for putting this scene together.  I am using the picnic prep gacha items by Hive: the crate bar, eat sign and the pots of silverware on the bar table. The conservatory and picnic items can be found at Bloom.

Then the flowers, gardening stuff and the Victorian iron couch and table are by Dreamscapes Art Gallery.  You can find these at the main store and make sure you check out the hunts they are participating in, because you’ll find some great decor items.

Hive also created some oak and birch trees, which is what I used to decorate around the conservatory. The trees come in a range of sizes and some are newly planted so they have sticks holding them up.  Great for those gardeners who want to do some landscaping. The crates, picnic sign and tent are by Hive and part of their picnic gacha set and the colorful chickies are by Dreamscapes Art Gallery.

Have a great day!

*Abandoned Conservatory by [Merak] @ Bloom

*Picnic Prep Gacha by Hive @ Bloom
Hive // Crate Bar [Light]
Hive // Tabletop Eat Sign [Dark]
Hive // Picnic Sign [Dark]
Hive // Extra Crates [Light]
Hive // Pot of Knives
Hive // Pot of Forks
Hive // Pot of Spoons
Hive // DIY Tent RARE

*Newly Planted Trees Set by Hive @ Bloom
Hive // Oak Tree [Large]
Hive // Oak Tree
Hive // Newly Planted Oak Tree [with Dirt Mound]
Hive // Newly Planted Birch Tree [with Dirt Mound]
Hive // Birch Tree
Hive // Birch Tree [Large]

*Spring Decor by Dreamscapes Art Gallery
Kara Birdhouse 1B
Chickie A
Chickie B
Chickie E
Chickie G
Hello Spring Pitcher B
Potting Table C
Garden Crates A
Kia Flowers D
Hello Spring Pitcher D
Kia Flowers A
Garden Crates B
Garden Crates H
Victoria Iron Couch A
Victoria Iron Table A

Tastes of Italy by GA Home
Strawberry drip cake by Duvet Day
Dwarf Forest [Old Gold] by *alirium*
Short Grass *Flat Square* Green Lawn Lil Flowers by Kidd Creations

Backyard Garden

The last days have been sort of in the rushing mode for me as I’m posting right before I have to leave somewhere or as as I’m starting to close out for the night and have enough energy left just to post. Last night I discovered that I may have to go out of town again for a few days and I won’t have access to SecondLife.  I don’t particularly care to use a laptop for using SL  anyways, but this means I need to get as much done before Sunday.

Today I’m bringing some garden stuff from a few creators that I blog for.  The majority is from THOR, which is their Garden Life gacha set available now at The Gacha Guardians event.  There are 13 pieces, with 12 commons and 1 rare and then two gifts of the guardians.  Those are received when a player does 15 pulls on a single machine.  Visit their website for more information on this event, how to play and other exciting news.

I’m also showing items by [ETNIA], an original mesh/ ethnic interior decor store that I will be blogging for. They are participating in this round of Crossroads with a gardening set called the Cute Frida that includes a round gardening table, some decor pots and plants. You can’t miss them as one has the familiar trademark face of Frida and the floral long standing one on the round table is another. Stay tuned for some more creative designs from this store.

Little Branch is participating in this round of FaMESHed and while I’m not showing the actual tree they are releasing for this round in this post, I am showing some of the grasses that you can get with the purchase of their item at the event.

While I’m not in so much of a rush today I am hungry so that’s it for now. Oops.. I’m forgetting two things I wanted to mention.  The first is that Draftsman has an open photo contest for home and garden decor with a time travel theme that anyone can participate in.  The date is fairly close as you have only until April 7th, but still some time if you want to compete and win some awesome prizes.  Get the details here.  The other is that the 4th Annual Castle, Home & Garden Contest & Expo is seeking bloggers. You can get details on this event here.

Have a great one!

*The Garden Life Gacha by ..::THOR::.. @ The Gacha Guardians
..::THOR::.. Greenhouse RARE
..::THOR::.. Old Gardener Table
..::THOR::.. Shovel
..::THOR::.. Rake
..::THOR::.. Stack of Pots
..::THOR::.. Pot Rack
..::THOR::.. Watering Can
..::THOR::.. Gardener Shear
..::THOR::.. Seed Bags
..::THOR::.. Old Shabby Table
..::THOR::.. Big Potted Plant
..::THOR::.. Clay Bottle With Flower [GOG]
..::THOR::.. Pot of Grass
..::THOR::.. Soil Burlap Sacks
..::THOR::.. Pot of Wild Spike [GOG]
*Cute Frida Gardening Set by [ETNIA] @ Crossroads
[ETNIA] Cute Frida- Pink Protea Flower
[ETNIA] Cute Frida- Empty Pot
[ETNIA] Cute Frida- Flower Pot
[ETNIA] Cute Frida- Gardening Table
*Buffalo Grass {Mesh} by Little Branch @ FaMESHed
*Spring Winds {Green} by Little Branch @ FaMESHed
*Vintage Garden Hose Cart Unraveled by Hive
*Robot Linked Linked Silver-Light Stones by Mushilu
Rainy Day Fence – Long Uneven by Lark {Store temporarily closed}
Lattice Fence by Himehime Andel

I can’t talk any sense into her

When I finished processing my photo and leaned back in my chair to take a look at it to come up with a title all I could think of was what is she trying to convince her of.  Sort of lead me into reflection on how often we talk to ourselves inside our head. Well I know that I do when I’m wading through muddled thoughts and reasoning out things. Or sometimes arguing with that little voice in our heads that can lead you up or down depending on your own disposition.

Anyways, that’s a bit heavy for a Monday!  Moving on to something much lighter like pointing you to credits to see some of the fashion and decor that I am showcasing today from the Tres Chic Event and other creators that I have the honor of blogging for.

Have a great day!

Look 1
*Hair: Coffee Please-Greedy by Vanity Hair @ Tres Chic
*Forel Sleevele Belted Dress – White – Maitreya by fame femme @ Tres Chic
*Shoes: Waterlily – Maitreya by Empire @ N21

Look 2
*Hair: Blake Mesh Hair by Wasabi Pills @ Uber
*”Adwoa” Top by Mowie @ Tres Chic
*”Adwoa” Short by Mowie @ Tres Chic
*Shoes: Violet – Maitreya – Platform by Empire @ Kustom9

*Kami Terrace Collection by Serenity Style @ Tres Chic
Serenity Style- Kami Terrace RARE
Serenity Style- Kami Terrace Cinta Pot
Serenity Style- Kami Terrace Chair
Serenity Style- Kami Terrace Table
Serenity Style- Kami Terrace Book and cup
Serenity Style- Kami Terrace Folded Chairs
Serenity Style- Kami Terrace Cup Shelf
Serenity Style- Kami Terrace Pots Shelf
Serenity Style- Kami Terrace Empty Shelf
Serenity Style- Kami Terrace Wall Lamp
Serenity Style- Kami Terrace Frames Wall Art
Serenity Style- Kami Terrace Mint Pot
*Potting Table – Light Wood by Shutter Field & Decor Junction @ Tres Chic {Modded}
Clover Little Plant by Ionic
[Solace] Romarin Plant by Ariskea & Unkindness @ Collabor88
MESH Plants {Black & Burnt Planters} by CCDesign
Four-leaf Clover in Glass by Gumi’s Flower Shop
Blooming Tree {Lavender} by Little Branch
Spring Winds {Pink} by Little Branch

Just passing through

*Hair: {Claudia Hair } Brown by Belle Epoque @ We ❤ Role-Play
*Dress: {Sylvia} White by Belle Epoque @ The Liaison Collaborative 
*Shoes: Doka Shoes White by ANEThe Liaison Collaborative 
Skin: Callier Catwa Applier by Belleza {past FLF}
Basics: Catwa Tumble

*Blooming Tree {Pink} by Little Branch @ The Liaison Collaborative 
*Blooming Tree {Lavender} by Little Branch @ The Liaison Collaborative 
*Blooming Tree {Lavender}*Small by Little Branch @ The Liaison Collaborative 
*Praying Lady by [Nobles Creation] @ We ❤ Role-Play
The Secret Garden Set by OneDecor @ The Crossroads

*Pose: Perfect Day, Female Pose Prop by :LW: PosesThe Liaison Collaborative

No matter how long the winter spring is sure to follow

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This Sunday, on February 14th the 8th annual Home and Garden Expo will open its doors and run until March 6th.  The expo is the largest event that features some of the best home and garden designers on the grid who come together to raise money for Relay for Life of Second Life.  The Relay  for Life is the main fundraising event for American Cancer Society, and Relay for Life of SL is the virtual counterpart that supports this worthy cause.

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The exhibitors participating in the expo each have to provide two 100% donation items that are new and exclusive to the event.  In one way or another we have all been affected by someone whose had cancer and this is such a wonderful opportunity for you to show your support.  In addition to the exclusive items some exhibitors will be participating with gachas, in which 50% of the proceeds also go to Relay for Life.

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Today I am featuring the Spring Garden 2016 from Love Everlasting PlantPets. The Garden comes in two different boxes.  There is a rez box so that you can arrange the entire scene as one piece or the other box contains all the individual pieces so that you can either arrange them among your own landscaping or use each piece as desired. Some cute features like the birds will sing and stop upon clicking and chairs, bench and patio have either single, couple or both animations.   The umbrella fountain is also available separately on its own and the difference is the animated ducks, which are cute and gives it that come to life effect.

The last picture contains the 100% donation items from Aphrodite Shops.  The cupcake and cake on tier stand and the cookie and cupcake boxes, which open upon click and will give out a cookie or cupcake upon clicking inside the box.

*Spring Garden 2016 – Love Everlasting PlantPets @ Home & Garden Expo {Landmark TBA}
*Umbrella Foundation w/ Hesitant Ducklings – Love Everlasting PlantPets @ Home & Garden Expo {Landmark TBA}
*RFL Cookie Box – Aphrodite Shops @ Home & Garden Expo {Landmark TBA}
*RFL Cupcake Box – Aphrodite Shops @ Home & Garden Expo {Landmark TBA}
*RFL Cake – Aphrodite Shops @ Home & Garden Expo {Landmark TBA}

Trusting the magic of change and new beginnings

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.” ~ Socrates

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I was going to wait and post this picture until after Thanksgiving, but this morning I woke up and my room was quite chilly.  I’m used to warm weather during this time of year so it’s a bit of a shock to the system to feel the chill in the air.  This means I’ll be trading in my flimsy thin nightwear for those plaid flannel pajamas very soon along with warm fuzzy socks.

Moving further up the state has been a bit of a culture shock as well and something that I am not adjusting to too well.  While a lovely scenic city with a lot of lushness greenery and some massive oak trees and bald cypress with Spanish moss it still feels a bit antiquated.

Change is hard and it’s something that I’m experiencing at a faster rate these days in just about every area of my life.  Some changes are not very pleasant as I just learned this past week, though I know overcoming these periods makes you stronger. Improvement can’t happen without change and so embracing it means you learn and grow as you turn the directional path from the one you’re used to.  It brings new beginnings as you turn the page and strengthens you for the next chapter in your life.

I put together the following scene just for fun using some more Christmas decor by Shutter Field and the newest trees by Little Branch, so check out the details below.

I think it just might be symbolic of changing the landscape from one season to another.

*Wooden Snowman V1 Light – Shutter Field
*Wooden Snowman V1 Dark – Shutter Field
*Wooden Snowman V2 – Shutter Field
*Milk Churn – Xmas – Shutter Field 
*Snow Bum {the snowman} – Shutter Field
*London Winter V1.1 – Little Branch @ Lost & Found
*Grass 1 l {Winter} – Little Branch @ Lost & Found
*Rainbow Tree {Seasons} – Little Branch @ Love to Decorate Event
*Rainbow Tree * Cluster {Seasons} – Little Branch @ Love to Decorate Event
*Wild Forest {Single} – Little Branch @ Shiny Shabby
*Wild Forest {Cluster Storm} – Little Branch @ Shiny Shabby
Burtonesque House – Scarlet Creative
Curtains-A-cream – BBQQ
Winter Dog Rose – 3D Trees
Reindeer – Ispachi {Store Closed}