The best thing to hold onto…is each other.

*The Mountain Lodge Gacha by 22769 @ The Arcade
22769 – The Mountain Lodge- RARE
22769 – Rustic Holiday Wreath – COMMON
22769 – Lodge Sofa – COMMON
22769 – Lodge Couch Table – COMMON
22769 – Grannys Box of cookies – COMMON
22769 – Cottage Rug – COMMON
22769 – Cottage Stool – COMMON
22769 – Pottery – COMMON
22769 – Rustic Holiday Wreath – COMMON
22769 – Mountain Lodge Table Lamp – COMMON
22769 – Wooden Bowls – COMMON
22769 – Cottage Sideboard – COMMON
22769 – Diorama Lantern – COMMON
22769 – Winterglass – COMMON
22769 – Winterpictures – COMMON

*Winter Solstice Gacha by 22769 @ The Arcade
22769 – Distressed Window Wallart – COMMON
22769 – Geometric Floor Lamp – COMMON
22769 – Fur Egg Chair – COMMON
22769 – Winter Books – COMMON
22769 – Winter Solstice Bed – RARE
22769 – Minimalist Tray with Cup – COMMON
22769 – Snowflake Mobile – COMMON
22769 – Minimal Sidetable
22769 – Minimalist X-Mas Tree – COMMON
22769 – Mountains Wallart – COMMON

*22769 – Christmas Cup {Arcade Gift} by 22769 @ The Arcade

*Christmas Gonks Gacha 6 -Hanging by Bee Designs 
*Chubby Christmas Friends 2 RARE by Bee Designs 
*Pine Trees With Coloured Lights 1 by Bee Designs 

 *Whorouly Carpet by RaindaleThe Liaison Collaborative

*Mini Hot Box Heater by Seven Emporium

String Lights from Winter Decorations by Dust Bunny @ Tannenbaum
VIntage Romance Chalkboard (Best thing) by Kalopsia

Peace. Love. Joy.

It’s the middle of the month so you know the rest of the month will go in a blur. The time when a lot of people get into a frenzy doing their Christmas shopping.  If you like that sort of rush go for it. I prefer the starting early and being done around this time of the month. It leaves room for spending time doing other things and baking, which is what I will start doing this weekend.

Lots of events in Second Life to help you in your Christmas decorating or finding gifts for family and friends.  I even prepared a wonderful list of credits to help you find everything I’m showing.

Have a great one!

*Alonnia Winter Party by LAGOM @ Cosmpolitan
LAGOM – Alonnia Winter party [Lightwall Silver]#02
LAGOM – Alonnia Winter party [Light Christmas tree]#04
LAGOM – Alonnia Winter party [Table]#05
LAGOM – Alonnia Winter party [Table Tree Decor]#06
LAGOM – Alonnia Winter party [Masonjar Candles]#11
LAGOM – Alonnia Winter party [Seat B]#13 UNCOMMON
LAGOM – Alonnia Winter party [Skybox]#14 RARE

*Gift Box Gacha by Concept} @ Tannenbaum
Concept} Gift Box. A
Concept} Gift Box. B
Concept} Gift Box. C
Concept} Gift Box. D
Concept} Gift Box. E
Concept} Gift Box. F
Concept} Gift Boxes pack. RARE

*Ruby’s Holiday Print. by Granola @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Ruby’s Holiday Vase. Winter Pack. by Granola @ The Liaison Collaborative

*Charlotte Fireplace, White by ::NewChurch:: @ The Liaison Collaborative

*Garland – Faded with Silver Snowflake by BackBoneDeco(c)rate Dec. 2017
*Silver Snowflake – Short  by BackBoneDeco(c)rate Dec. 2017

*Minimal Christmas Gacha by MudHoneyThe Imaginarium Event  
MudHoney Metallic Present – Brass 1
MudHoney Wrapped Stars Present 1
MudHoney Simple Paper Present 2
MudHoney Wrapped Stars Present
MudHoney Hot Cocoa Gift Box RARE
MudHoney Coffee Gift Box RARE
MudHoney Wrapping Paper – Glam
MudHoney Wrapping Paper – Chalk
MudHoney Wrapping Supplies GOI
MudHoney Wooden Mountains Gift
MudHoney Patterned Paper Present 1
MudHoney Glam Present 2
MudHoney Glam Present 3
MudHoney Patterned Paper Present

*2017 Advent Calendar by Trompe LoeilThe Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Floor Bells
Trompe Loeil – Candlebox Centerpiece
Trompe Loeil – Hammered Silver Star
Trompe Loeil – Undersea Candleholder

Holiday Nutcracker – Trumpet (LARGE) by {what next}
Holiday Nutcracker – Drummer (LARGE) by {what next}
Holiday Nutcracker – Trumpet (SMALL) by {what next}
December Potted Poinsettia by {what next}
Britain’s Bedroom – Pillow w/Roses by [ zerkalo ]
{anc} NOEL. : Frilled Rurrug / Milk 2Li

All is calm, all is bright

*Elia Interior Set Gacha by Llorisen @ The Arcade 
llorisen // elia loft skybox
llorisen // elia hanging
llorisen // elia desk
llorisen // elia chair with cushions
llorisen // elia chair
llorisen // elia gallery wall
llorisen // elia small frames shelf
llorisen // elia big frames shelf
llorisen // elia modern bench

*All That Glitters Gacha by {moss&mink}The Arcade 
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Christmas Tree (classic) RARE
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Gift Pile (classic)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Boxed Ornaments (classic)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Candle Red
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Candle Green
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Deer (classic)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Bauble Terrarium (classic)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Ruffle Wreath (classic)

*[Ice Skates] Gacha by Sway’s @ The Arcade 
Sway’s [Ice Skates] . shamrock (R)
Sway’s [Ice Skates] . azure (R)

*Lamps by [Merak] @ Shiny Shabby
[Merak] – Hulahoop Light (ground)
[Merak] – Sparkly Lamp (Silver)
[Merak] – Sparkly Lamp (Pure)


Merry Christmas!


Today has been a day of baking in preparation for tomorrow and I am lucky to have several sisters and also a niece, so that we get to share in the making of desserts and food.  Today I got assigned making a fudge candy, another milk chocolate dessert and apple bread. The last being a family favorite, which I’ve been making ever since my aunt shared her recipe with me on a trip to Seattle back in 2007.

Though I wanted to take some time to come blog my Christmas post, so that I could wish all my readers, fellow bloggers and everyone who drops by a very blessed Merry Christmas.  May your day be filled with love and laughter, no matter who you spend it with.


While I would have wanted to do a single picture together with little me, it’s just impossible lately to log both of us at the same time to do it.

Again, have a wonderful day tomorrow!!

Merry Christmas!!!!

1st Pic ~
*TD Gemma Outfit [Dark] (Baby) by ~*Buglets*~   @ Color Me Cute
*TD Christmas Mousey Flats [Red] by ~*Buglets*~  *Group Advent Gift*
*TD Elaine Mittens [Deer] Rare (Baby)by ~*Buglets*~  @ Thimble
Hair: Early Rise by Exile
Party Glasses <Rudolph> by VCO
TD Anika Scarf by ~*Buglets*~

Gratiam.Tree by LeLutka {Dec. Group Gift}
Christmas Gift Boxes by {vespertine} @ Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Outdoor Metal Lantern by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Advent Calendar 2016 {Church} by Trompe LoeilThe Arcade
Yule Bauble Tree by *HEXtraordinary*
Gift Mouse [White] by Pilot
Gift Mouse [Plaid] by Pilot

*Pose: Katya~ Pose 3 by K&S Poses  {modded}

Picture 2 ~
*Hair: Dream Hair – Dark Brown by {Letituier} @ Tres Chic
*Top: “Bella” [Maitreya] Top – Red Sequin by Asteria @ Tres Chic
*Skirt:  “Bella” [Maitreya] Skirt – Black  by Asteria @ Tres Chic
*Hereje Necklace by Modern Couture @ Tres Chic
Sexy Fur Stole Black by The Whore Mansion

Gratiam.Tree by LeLutka {Dec. Group Gift}
Advent Calendar 2016 by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Birch Branch Candleholder by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Metal Train With Presents by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Outdoor Metal Lantern by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Carved Reindeer by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Icy Light Star by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Sack Of Presents by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Burlap Santa Sack (Maravilla Family)  by Birdie Rue {past Limited 50}
Giftbox 1 /Yellow by {vespertine} @ Tannenbaum Holiday Market

*Pose: Independent~Pose 2 by K&S Poses

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care


I mentioned in my last post that I had decorated a whole cottage with all Christmas decor.  It was mainly to relax and get my mind off other things and also because I didn’t want to leave things unpacked without at least looking at them even if I didn’t get around to using. Today I thought to show it with several photos, plus it helps to have a visual for any future use.


For the most part they are items received as Christmas Gifts at ongoing events, advents, hunts, group or subscriber gifts.  I will list the sources below under credits, though not individually as it would take a lot of time of which I don’t have.


I hope everyone is enjoying the spirit of the holidays.  Also, unrelated to this post. I forgot to mention in my “Tidings of Comfort & Joy” blog post on Wednesday, the free Christmas gift by eXxEsS.  The hair shown in that post with Christmas baubles on each side is this year’s holiday gift.  You can take a peek here and find it the main store.


A few things to note. All the gifts by the La Galleria are for being a subscriber and most of them should still be available if you sign up at the landing point and click the history to grab the weekly note cards to see where the gifts are located.


The gifts at the arcade if you didn’t notice were under the huge Christmas tree right in the middle of the arcade.


Unfortunately, the Chapter Four event is over and you missed out if you didn’t grab them before the event was over. Most of the events and hunts listed are over at the end of the month. The advent gifts for this year’s KittyCatS are all still available just by clicking each day.  The gifts at Midwinter Fair are available without needing group space at the event until December 31st. Plus make sure you check out all the other wonderful stuff at the event as it has some great home and garden as well as great fashion too though it’s more fantasy related.


There is quite a few pieces by [CIRCA], which are part of their Holiday Advent Tree. You do have to join a free group in-world and items cost from $1-$75 lindens and some at $0 lindens. Each day items are added and kept circulating for 3 days. I didn’t receive these items until a few days ago so this is short notice as I mentioned in my post yesterday, but the gifts from days 8-24 will still be available starting tomorrow as the advent tree for those days will be opened again.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures and if you want to know about anything specifically pictured, feel free to ask me.

Have a great one!

Christmas Gifts @ The Cosmopolitan Event {event group required}
Christmas Gifts @ Midwinter Fair
Christmas Gifts @ We ❤ Role-Play {event group required}
Arcade Season Gifts {under Christmas tree}
La Galleria {gift locations in subscriber notices}
Finishing Touches {subscriber gift and in-store gift}
Christmas 12 Days Gifts by ECKLE {group required }
Christmas Gifts @ It’s the Season Cart Sale {plus items in turtle dove around sim}
Christmas Gifts @ The Chapter Four **now over**
DRD {The Krampus Hunt & group gift}
LeLutka {Dec. Group Gift} {Christmas tree}

Second Life Hunts:
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe Hunt $1L
Home For The Holidays Hunt $1L
Naughty or Nice Hunt $1L
Candy Cane 8 Hunt  $2L
POE9 $0L

JIAN @ The Fantasy Collective
Trompe Loeil @ Collabor88 {cottage}

Are you on the naughty or nice list?


It seems WordPress has changed the format on how to do blog posts, or it might have previously changed and I was using the old version. I don’t know.  I can’t seem to find how to get the previous way back, because I’m not liking what feels like a boxed in version.

Anyways, don’t have much time this afternoon so I’m going to point you to credits today. Still lots of great Christmas decor all over grid and also fashion.

Have a great Monday!

*Angel & Devil Share a Secret Gacha by Empire – NEW @ The Arcade
#EMPIRE – Arcade Dec ’16 – Bat Harness- Maitreya -RARE
#EMPIRE – Arcade Dec ’16 – Panties – Maitreya 
#EMPIRE – Arcade Dec ’16 – Strapy – Maitreya
*Marlena Jacket Onyx Maitreya by AnaMarkova – NEW @ On9
Hair: Nadia by [elikatira]

Tannebaum Ornaments by Bee Designs @ Tannenbaum Holiday Market
*Merry Crates Set by Dreamscapes Art Gallery for Candy Cane 8 Hunt
*Merry* Crate Tree & *Merry* Crate HOHOHO
*Merry Couch Set by Dreamscapes Art Gallery for POE9 Hunt
*Merry* Couch & *Merry* Stocking
*Merry Stool Set by Dreamscapes Art Gallery for Home for the Holidays Hunt
*Merry* Stool & *Merry* Gift Boxes
*Holiday Huskies :: Pupper Present RARE by JIAN – NEW @ The Arcade
*Boxed Star Dark Large by unKindness @ FaMESHed
*Snow Birds Chandelier Gold by unKindness @ The Liaison Collaborative
Unadorned Christmas Tree by Digs
Holiday Wreath by {what next}
Christmas Lights Door /Fireplace Surround 2016 by La Galleria {Subscriber Gift}
[Season of Giving] Wreath by Ariskea {Arcade Gift}
Myrrh Handmade Vintage Tree Topper – Rare by ARIA {older item from 2015 Tannenbaum event}
Metal Tree Topiary {past Four Walls Hunt} by MudHoney
Gabriel’s House RARE by Kalopsia @ The Arcade

Pose: Dumbfounded Male by Del May

Memories are timeless treasures of the heart


Happy Monday!  Or let’s hope it is or was. I am happy to be showing you some wonderfully fantastic items of decor today.  The creator behind [Tia], whose name is actually Tia, has made some great pieces for this round of Shiny Shabby. Her Valerie Lounge set is just amazing and so perfect for a white Christmas. I used every piece of the set as it was all so pretty to leave out any.

I’m also showing some wonderful pieces by Shutter Field in collaboration with Decor Junction; the white Christmas chair, blanket basket and the gift boxes fit right in with today’s scene.

I created this scene using the new Aspen cabin by DaD Designs, but I will be featuring that tomorrow or later tonight maybe so I won’t give too many details other than to say it’s another super home with snow add on for the winter season.

Have a great one!

*Valerie Lounge Decor by [Tia] – NEW @ Shiny Shabby
[Tia] Valarie Sofa – Adult
[Tia] Valarie Hallway Table
[Tia] Valarie Glass Dome – Peacock Feather
[Tia] Valarie Glass Dome – War Letters
[Tia] Valarie Glass Dome – Deer on books
[Tia] Valarie Lamps
[Tia] Valarie Giant Rosary Door
[Tia] Valarie Silverleaf Wreath
[Tia] Free Christmas Message Light
[Tia] Valarie Candle Fireplace
[Tia] Valarie Coffee Table
[Tia] Valarie Silverleaf Glass Vase
[Tia] Valarie Silver Candle Stand
*Vintage Xmas Gift Boxes v1 by Shutter Field & Decor Junction – NEW @ On9
*Vintage Xmas Chair – White by Shutter Field & Decor Junction – NEW @ On9
*Blanket Basket – White by Shutter Field & Decor Junction – NEW @ On9
*Aspen Cabin by DaD DESIGN @ Shiny Shabby
Madeleine Mannequin by {what next} – NEW @ Collabor88
Madeleine Hatbox (stack) by {what next} – NEW @ Collabor88
Mini Christmas Tree by Dust Bunny
Box of Ornaments by Dust Bunny
Snow Globe by Dust Bunny
Tree Cookies by Dust Bunny
Toy Horse by Dust Bunny
Lovebirds . White . With Cage by Dust Bunny & O.M.E.N
Postcards by Dust Bunny
Emmanuel decorative snowflake cushion (Silver A) by [ARIA]
Emmanuel Birch snowflake – RARE by [ARIA]

Blue Christmas

I’ll have a Blue Christmas without you
I’ll be so blue just thinking about you …

And when those blue snowflakes start falling
That’s when those blue memories start calling….

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I’ve been in a reflective mood lately.  No doubt brought upon the fact it will be Christmas in several days and this time of year has a way of tugging at your heart.   The big day preceding the eventual New Year’s that is yet to come and you begin to ponder a little on what life brought you this past year and even may wonder what could come of the new one.

I’ve gone down that road here lately.  Personally, this year has been a hell of a roller coaster for me as I’ve shared before and despite it I find that I have no real hard feelings.  I think by now life has taught me that you are better off making peace with the things that happen and let it go.  It’s especially true for those things that in the larger scheme of life are insignificant.

No, it’s those other things that pull on your  heart strings, the kind that stirs your emotions and feelings that you have a harder time letting go of.  For me it’s been a love that I’ve had a harder time letting go of.  The irony here is that I’m often seen as not being completely open as a result of guarding my feelings like a fort.  It’s true and maybe something that I need to work on.

Despite the hardships of this year there are still many things to be thankful for and I try never to lose sight of those.  As the saying goes… “All great changes are preceded by chaos.”  

The song below is very special to me and I was listening to it as I was writing.

Thank you for letting me share my thoughts and may your Christmas time be full of wonderful joy whether it’s here in second or real or both…for real feelings know no distance.

*”Sweet Maine Cabin” & Wood Dock – DaD Design @ The Cosmopolitan Room
*Wilderness Lamp Birch – unKindness @ The LTD Event
*Country Lane Lamp Sign Frosty – unKindness @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Country Lane Bench Winter – unKindness @  The Liaison Collaborative
*Fluffy Pines – Dysfunctional Designs
*Pair of Waving Snowmen – Dysfunctional Designs
*Mean Snowman – Dysfunctional Designs
*Headless Snowman – Dysfunctional Designs
Hanne Log Ple – {what next} @ Collabor88
Wintery Porch Sign – {what next}
Box of Cookies & Vermont Mug (Cream) – {what next}
Snow Ground – Happy Mood {Group Gift}
*Festive Potted Tree – Jian 
Aneto Skis – Cheeky Pea

Let’s take our hearts for a walk and come back taller than the trees

“It’s the little moments each day that you spend with those you care about, that truly matter and count.”

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Having skipped the weekend giving myself a little blogging break to do some other things I’m going to shoot for a second post today.

I can’t remember how long I’ve been a fan of eXxEsS hair and have blogged a few styles in the past as part of my outfits.  I’m thrilled to now be a part of their blogger team and look forward to showing more awesome hairstyles in the future.  I love the casualness of this hair and the feel it gives of the hair flying naturally with the wind. Hera is mesh hair and comes with a fairly extensive color selection by Hud.

The top and jeans are from MoDANNA and are currently available at the FROST event that runs from December 13th to January 3rd.  You will find both of these every day wear items in several colors.

Lil me is wearing this festive holiday hoody by PuddleSplash, which is now at the All The Little Things event that runs until December 21st.  You’re bound to find all sorts of fun things for the little ones.

Now for some festive fun decor.  The sleigh that comes with animations for two people, is available in silver and gold in both the light and dark wood tones. Due to the fact that my avatar is slightly taller than normal size I had to do a slight modification of the rope, which I raised to fit accordingly.  It can be done by using the edit linked feature in the edit menu.  The sleigh and the igloo are both from In My Cloud and can be found at The Mid Winter Fair that will run until the end of the month.  The snowflakes and star decor is by Una and also available at the Mid Winter Fair in gold and silver.

The last items that I’m featuring today are the trees by Little Branch, which are available at the new round of the LTD Event that runs until December 26th. These trees are 4 seasons, meaning that by the touch of the menu you can pick the season you want to create in your Second Life.

*Hair – eXxEsS – Hera
*Sweater – MoDANNA – [Givre Collection] Loose Sweater Red @ FROST
*Jeans – MoDANNA [Givre Collection] Skinny Jeans Dark Blue @ FROST
Boots – Fri. – Jessica Boots @ Collabor88

*Blixem Reindeer Hoody – {PuddleSplash} @ All The Little Things
Boots – Rawr Muffinz – Teal Knee High Sneakers – {store is closed}

*Sleigh Gold Light – In My Cloud @ The Mid Winter Fair
*Igloo Ice House – In My Cloud @ The Mid Winter Fair
*Star Decor – Una @ The Mid Winter Fair
*Silver Snow Wall Decor – Una @ The Mid Winter Fair
*Bradford.Cluster{4 Seasons} @ LTD Event
*Bradford.V1{4 Seasons} @ LTD Event
*Grass1l {Winter} @ LTD Event
*Bradford.Bended{4Seasons} @ LTD Event
*Bradford.V2{4 Seasons} @ LTD Event
Penguins – By Dorian {past gacha and retired}
Puffy Grass [Frozen] – *alirium*
Dirt Road – Happy Mood

Pose by Blogger Bubble by aDORKable

Home for the holidays

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What a wonderful morning and I wasn’t so sore this morning thankfully.  This is a quick post to show you a couple of items.  This Christmas theme living room set is by Aphrodite Shops out now at their main store. This sofa was made for a couple and has many animations with activities including dances for that romantic evening.  The single chairs come with activities as well and the set comes with the tables and lamps and table arrangement.

The gift boxes are from BoOgErS and are available as a gacha item at the Tennenbaum Holiday Market.  Great for gift giving and so many great things at the market.  The wreath previously shown in a post is from Jian and also available at the holiday market.  Here is another color selection that is so easily done using their menu.

*”Sparkling Holidays” Living Room-Impressions – Aphrodite Shops
*Christmas Presents – BoOgErS @ Tennenbaum Holiday Market
*Holiday Decor:: Wreath Jian @ Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Merdith Curtains – MudHoney
Christmas Tree – Lelutka {past group gift}