It’s that time of year for sure where you see pumpkins galore in real and virtually here in Second Life.  If you missed out on this past week’s Fifty Linden Friday, then you missed these great baskets of pumpkin by Hive. Though you’ll be able to find them at the main store and really make for some nice decor for this season.

I’m also showcasing items from the month’s subscription box to Deco(c)rate. If you’re not familiar with this decor subscription, then I invite you to visit their website for more information and also how to find out where to purchase the mystery box. I” give you the short version that it’s a monthly mystery box filled with original mesh home and garden decor.  You get a about 15 different items from some of the best known designers.

This month’s theme is Harvest Moon and Convair is participating with the Berkshire Barn. The barn has weathered and worn wood detail with tall rafters. It’s original design and mesh, with scripted doors and access control. It has a land impact of 136, and is scaleable, but you run the risk of a higher impact.

Serenity Style is another participant this month with the Raven Dream in the Porch Bench with pumpkin decor box and flying leaves. The land impact is 1 for the leaves – 5 for pumpkin decor and 7 for bench.

I wasn’t anticipating being in the picture, but when I had my camera set and I was standing just in the middle I sat down on the bench and I ended up changing the angle slightly.  This also allowed me to feature the boots by Mosquito’s Way, which are available at The Liaison Collaborative.

All pretty stuff to have.

*Boots: Angie for Maitreya by Mosquito’s Way @ The Liaison Collaborative
Hair: Secret – {Medium Roots} by pr!tty
Off-shoulder Top (solid) – Maitreya by Tetra
Jeans: Tink / Knee High Sizes – Maitreya by Blueberry

*Berkshire Barn by Convair – Oct. 2017 Deco(c)rate

*Raven Dream in the Porch- Bench & Flying Leaves by Serenity Style –  Oct. 2017 Deco(c)rate
*Raven Dream in the Porch- Box by Serenity Style –  Oct. 2017 Deco(c)rate

*Basket of Pumpkins Set by Hive
-hive // Basket of Mini Pumpkins
-hive // Basket of Mini Pumpkins . Spilled
-hive // Fall Bin
-hive // Mini Pumpkin

Timid Flowers by Serious Business
WW – Hores Chestnut Trees by Heart Gardens
Populus Tremula – Poplar Aspen (Autumn) by 3D Trees

The Coastal Retreat

The newest home of DaD Designs is a beauty of a building and available now at FaMESHed.  All the details and more are below.

Have a great one!

*Coastal Retreat House by DaD Designs @ FaMESHed

Coastal Retreat House
Footage: 36,00×18
Land Impact: 352
Copy/modify yes (script are not mod)
No transfer

“COASTAL RETREAT HOUSE” Is a beautiful family beach house
The house has large verandas outside Inside a large living room, kitchen, study and a second living. On the first floor 4 bedrooms and a large terrace. Attic with big space and a door that leads to a further terrace. A spiral staircase leads to the tower to admire the view. The windows of the whole house can be opened and have been arranged openings of different heights to create the most natural look.

Customize your home has never been easier!
Scattered around the house there are buttons and by touch to access the menu where areas of the house have been loaded:
For the large size of the house buttons to personalize each room they are divided on 3 floors

Living Room
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Room 5

ACCESS: Level 0 (everyone); Level 1 Authorized Only (add a simple notecard with complete name of avatar – not the display name -; Level 2 Owner only (default).
For each zone, there are 74 pre-loaded colors to choose from, to personalize your new home and make it unique internally and externally.

Even the floors can be easily changed:
Edit Mode —- Select face
and you can add your favorite flooring texture
The windows open by touch as the doors to the easy step.

“COASTAL RETREAT HOUSE” It is a very large house so it needs a rezzer to rez it.

Rez ground DaD DESIGN “COASTAL RETREAT HOUSE” c / m rezzer V.1.0
Then click on the REZ button. Move the rez in the desired location and when you touch FINISH!
That’s all !

Rustic spring

*Rustic Garden Decor by DRD @ The Liaison Collaborative 
-DRD – Rustic Garden – Decor – Wheelbarrow Display
-DRD – Rustic Garden – Decor – Step Display
-DRD – Rustic Garden – Decor – Birdhouse Lantern
-DRD – Rustic Garden – Sign – Allergies
-DRD – Rustic Garden – Gate – Floral
-DRD – Rustic Garden – Fence – B – Floral
*Scruffy Shepherds 13. Sleepy Pup by JIAN @ The Arcade {gacha}
Brocante. Vintage Camper Gacha / apricot by Brocante @ The Arcade {gacha}
‘Emma’ Tulips Bouquet (White) by {what next}
‘Emma’ Tulips Bouquet (Purple+yellow) by {what next}
Sim Clutter – Milk Bottles by Bad SeedThe Crossroads {gacha}
Sim Clutter – Wall Mailbox – Creme by Bad Seed @ The Crossroads {gacha}
Sim Clutter – Old Radio – Pink by Bad Seed @ The Crossroads {gacha}
‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planter (Cream) by {what next}
‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planter (Dark Pink) by {what next}
‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planter (Pinks + Puple) by {what next}
Quaint Shack Rare by Hive {gacha}
Flying Curtain by Kalopsia
Speargrass Patch 2012 by .:Buddhabeats:.
Ivy by Mesh Plants
Flowers by Landscaping by FelixvonKotwitz Alter

Home built with love and dreams


This luxurious home is a new release called “The Naples” by Galland Homes. This Mediterranean beauty has a land impact of 227 if you use the ultimate version with the mesh clay roof or you can choose the standard 183 land impact version with a flat plane roof.


I will let the pictures do the talking, but warn you that you will need at least a 4096 space to put this home on.  This home is very typical to the homes you will find in some of the more luxurious neighborhoods in the gulf, southwest and eastern parts of Florida that I opted to decor the outside with that in mind.  picmonkey-collage

This is a home that really dictates you take a visit and have a walk through.

Have a great one!

*The Naples by Galland Homes **New Release**

Other Landscape & Decor used:
Palmetto.v1 by Little Branch
Spruce Trees by 3D Trees
Yews by 3D Trees
Fountain (Tiled) by Ionic
Urne de Terra Cuite by Apple Fall
Plaster Horse by Apple Fall
Rosemary by Apple Fall
Raffles Range Planter by Patron
Orange Espalier (Left Front Orientation) by Patron
Petunia by Dutchie
Creative Outdoors – Bench Green by Apt B
L’Olivier by Apple Fall
Potted Cheese Plant [White] by Soy
Grass {from a build} by M. Law Designs
Palmetto, Queen Palm & Bamboo by OPP
Dwarf Palmetto by Indigo Orbit
Hedges by Static Forge
Cobblestone_Straight by Anna Erotica
Ryusei-Red_1.36 by Haru Motors
Apple Fall Privet Ball (Variegated)by Apple Fall
Morning Dew Grass by T-Spot

A day out in the country


Today I am featuring the upcoming new release by JIAN of their lively labs that will be at the upcoming September round of The Arcade.  These are just a few of the dogs in the collection… the animated ones and if you think these are cute wait until you see the static decor ones.

The complete collection consists of 19 dogs, 16 commons and 3 rares with 1 reward to collect after you play their machine 25 times.  There are 4 rezzed wandering pups, 4 worn companion pups, 4 held ones and 4 static decor pups. Then there is 3 animated adult labs that are rare.  The decor pups are not shown in this post, but I can tell you as mentioned above they are cute and just adorable.  The colors of the dogs are white, chocolate, black and golden, which I’ve made sure to feature one of each color in this post.

Besides the static ones all the animals have unique little things they do. For instance the adult animated worn companions are idle, walk, runs, chases its tail, pants, barks and digs in the dirt as shown here. I really loved seeing this as it just brought it to life for me.  To give you another idea the small companion pups are idle, walk, run, pant and bark as well as yawn and scratch its ears as they walk with your avatar.

I can’t wait to show you the rest soon!

*Lively Labs Gacha by JIAN @ The Arcade **September 1st**
-Adult (Companion) RARE
-Adult (Wanderer) *REWARD* {Black and Chocolate shown}
-Black Wander Pup
-White Companion Pup
-White Wander Pup
-Chocolate Companion Pup
-Golden Held Pup

Hair: Sylvia by MINA @ The Gacha Garden
Meryl Top Maitreya by Addams
Halsey Bootcut Jeans Maitreya by Vinyl

Garden Tree 08 – Yellow Green by Happy Mood
Fence Posts by Sensorya Xue {old item and part of a stable build}
Walking, Standing & Grazing Horses Beige by United InshCon
Itchy Grass [Gold] by *alirium*
Puffy Grass [Brown] by *alirium*
Dirt Road by Happy Mood

Pose: Beach Stroll by Bounce This Poses {female pose used only}

Just a place to lose ourselves

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*Gentle Days Wooden Gazebo Set – An Lema @ The Cookie Jar for Perfect 10  {Starts Feb. 1st}
– Wood Gazebo
– Wood Planter 1 & 2
– Garden Path 2 & Straight
*Gentle Days Fountain – An Lema @ The Cookie Jar for Perfect 10 {Starts Feb. 1st}
Grass Field Green – [we’re CLOSED]
Shrub Large Green –  [we’re CLOSED]
Colored Bushes {Light Green, Purple, Green & Yellow} – Happy Mood
Decorative Light Set – Botanical
Layla Angel Statue – KdS Arts
White Tail Deer – Male Adult & Fawn – JIAN @ The Seasons Story
Spruce Trees – 3D Trees

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}

Peaceful corner in the garden

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The neighborhood is back in action with some more home and garden stuff for you.   Jian has made a new gazebo that compliments two of its previously released sets with the same name.  The Beaumont gazebo has six texture options for both the structure and the roof.  It comes ready with single sitting animations and five couple cuddle animations.  For this weekend only you can purchase it for only 150 lindens, otherwise, after the weekend it will increase in price.   One of the previous sets is the Beaumont brick fence set pictured here that comes with texture change options for all the fence pieces.  The other set is the brick path that I previously blogged.

I’m always on the search for a good windlight as lighting is not my forte, so I was excited when the owner of Olive recently shared her collection of windlights that she has made over the last few years.  I am using the blue haze one, though modded it to make it lighter without completely losing the blue haze.  I just wanted to make sure that you could still see the quality of the texture of the gazebo and fence.

*Beaumont Gazebo – Jian for ***The Neighborhood***
*Beaumont Fence Set – Jian
Taradha Lights – Jian
*Field of Poppies {round} (colors violet, fushia, orange & yellow) – Little Branch @ LTD Event
Garden Tree 07 – Happy Mood
Real Grass *Green Meadown* white Flower – KIDD Creation
Piu! (bohemian) – *ionic*

*Review copy.

Just a suggestion

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If you want a little more color in your gardens, these field of poppies by Little Branch come in several colors and are available right now at the LTD Event.  They come in two versions, the square field or rounded field and really make a nice addition to any landscape.

It’s been a long time since I have done a full hunt.  As it is my inventory really needs a major overhaul and one day I am determined to do something about it.  Right now I’m blissfully happy using what I can find in my somewhat organized folders when I search for what I need.  What I found that I liked in doing hunts is that it gave me an opportunity to discover stores I didn’t know.  With the number of events going each month it’s a wonder if anyone finds time to visit a main store anymore.

Getting back to hunts.  I noticed that Menstuff was having a hunt for men and given that I already shop for myself and lil me adding a third party to that equation would be excessive not to mention an expense I really can’t justify even to myself.  Given he only gets used sparingly when I want to have a male presence in my pictures.  Though given the way my computer groans when I am using two viewers it’s becoming less and less of a desire.  I did find with this last round of pictures that using the CtrlAltStudio viewer with very low settings and the regular viewer I use, Firestorm, it was a bit more manageable.  I’m straying again.  My mind seems to be all over the place lately.   I’ll just add this.  The Menstuff Hunt is a great hunt for men with about 100 stores.  I figured that my male alt could use a few new outfits so that he is picture ready for when I need him. The best part for you men is that each item will only cost you at the minimum 1L.

Just a suggestion.

That’s also the name of the pose that I am using on my main avatar.  It’s made by Kuro in Motion and can be found at the main store.   I teamed it up with this other pose to give him a little push to go.

Hair – Pr!tty – Loraine {Roots}{Browns} B @ The Chapter Four
Top – Tres Blah – Angora Sweater Red
Shorts – Muka – Petale Pack 1 @ The Chapter Four

On him ~
Hair – Aeros – Teghran
FitMesh_Mens Theless Top Grey – C&P Casual Wear  for ***Menstuff Hunt ***
Black Mesh Shorts (..::ILLI::..)  for ***Menstuff Hunt ***

*Field of Poppies {colors violet, fushia, orange & yellow} – Little Branch @ LTD Event

Poses:   *Just a Suggestion by Kuro in Motion & Double Take You by Del May

*Review copy

Menstuff Hunt Blog

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.

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

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.