Swept away

A couple of days ago I logged into my SL Facebook to see I had been tagged by a creator and a fellow blogger congratulating me for my blog being selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 25 Second Life Blogs and Websites to Follow in 2018.” That was a completely nice surprise and even more so when I went down the list of the other blogs, and my fantasy blog, Alexa’s Fantasy Wardrobe, was also selected.  Thanks to all of you who follow and continue to support my blog and a big welcome to some fairly new followers.

Today I’m showcasing this awesome beach hut and rowboat set by Trompe Loeil, currently at Uber.  The hut can be used by itself without the island, making it 57 land impact instead of 101 with the island. The rowboat is 20 land impact. You have until April 23rd to visit.

Credits:
*Oria Beach Hut + Island by Trompe LoeilUber
*Oria Rowboat by Trompe LoeilUber

Giant Forest Oak Trees by Heart
Windswept Tree by Studio Skye
Shrub Large Bare by [we’re CLOSED]
Marsh Plant by 3D Trees

The Devonshire Manor

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The week off I took from blogging has been productive. I managed to shave off a little over 10,000 items in my inventory and organized my folders  as well.  I also tackled going through a couple of my received folders that contained items purchased off market place that probably date back to when I started.  Those crazy nights when I was bored and used my iPad to visit the market place and bought things I liked.  I loved finding all the landscape stuff I purchased that I didn’t remember having.

Anyways, it’s great to be back to blogging.  I actually started yesterday posting a picture to my other blog as I had an event that I am committed to that had already begun.  I have quite a few decor items to show in the coming days, but I thought to start with showing the latest home by DaD Design and some new landscape by Little Branch.

The Devonshire Manor is a beauty of a home and it’s huge in size with a footage of 36.8 x 30, and has a land impact of 268. I absolutely love the majestic look of the home from the outside and could visualize landscaping it in many ways. Though I opted to go for a cleaner look with a  narrow stream of water to run through as any body of water is always so peaceful.  I’ve included the creator details on the house below as well as their ad for inside of the house.

The trees by Little Branch are the single trees in the front of the home. The first starting from the bench side are the Wild Sassafras, V1 & V2 and then the next after the twisted is the Maple Forest and the last is Oak Wood. All the trees are seasonal, meaning that on click you can pick what season you want.  I kind of took advantage and used all of them on this post, but will probably use them again in outdoor posts.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Credits:
*”Devonshire Manor” by DaD DESIGN @ FaMESHed
*Oak Wood {Seasons} by Little Branch @ The Men’s Department
*Wild Sassafras.v1 {4 Seasons} by  Little Branch @ FaMESHed
*Wild Sassafras.v2 {4 Seasons} by Little Branch @ FaMESHed
*Maple Forest {Seasons} by Little Branch @ The Liaison Collaborative
Marlow Bench by {what next}
Garden Tree0 8 – Yellow Green by Happy Mood
Garden Tree 07 – Green by Happy Mood
Shrub – Yellow Green by Happy Mood
Dwarf Forest [Old Gold] by *alirium*
Speargrass Patch 2012 by .:buddhabeats:. 
Fu’s Grass & Popy 3tex L-mesh by Funny Honey

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DEVONSHIRE MANOR
Footage: 36,8 x 30
Land Impact: 268
Copy/modify yes (script are not mod)
No transfer
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“DEVONSHIRE MANOR” Is a beautiful family house. The style of the house the style of the houses that we usually find in some parts of England. Big windows that let in the light on foggy days of winter. A graceful, central staircase welcomes you inside with some libraries built on the sides. Two beautiful living room on the right, and on the left welcome you in and they are designed as a potential single spacious lounge. You can enter the kitchen from the main living room. Upstairs 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The master bedroom has a second room which can be used as a study or a private bathroom. The two other bedroom have a common bathroom which can be easily accessed from them. The windows of the whole house can be opened and have been arranged openings of different heights to create the most natural look possible.

Customize your home has never been easier!

INTERIOR WALLS
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 two floors

GROUND:
Main
Living Room
Kitchen
Bathroom Ground

FIRST FLOOR:
Hallway
Master Room
Bathroom MR
Room 1
Room 2
Bathroom

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 is 74 pre-loaded colors to choose from, to personalize your new home and make it unique internally and externally.

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

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HOW TO REZ:
“DEVONSHIRE MANOR” It is a very large house so he needed to be inserted in a rezzer.  Rez ground DaD DESIGN “Devonshire Manor” c / m rezzer V.1.0 and touch rez. Move the rez to the desired location and when you touch temrinato FINISH! That’s all !

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You were larger than life

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My father was one of those individuals that was larger than life, but he was just a man with a passion for life, his music and family. Today is his birthday and I miss him a lot.  I wasn’t sure that I would get around to doing a blog post today, but I’ve done one the last two years in tribute to my father and so I could not go without doing it.

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The items that I used for my picture are all from this round of On9, minus the hair and the basics that I wear most days. Everything is listed in credits and instead of creating my own scene I visted Winter Trace, which reminded me of one of our last family trips to the Smoky Mountains during Christmas one year.

Happy Birthday Dad!

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Credits:
*Forehead & Necklace Aurora (Aqua) Set by EMO-tions – NEW @ On9
*Fur Coat & Skadi Gown Beige by Me Sew Sexy – NEW @ On9
Mesh Body: Lara V3.5 by Maitreya
Mesh Head: Destiny V4.9 by Catwa
Mesh Eyes: Triumph Eyes – Poltergeist by  Ikon
Skin: Ary by Glam Affair
Hair: F1124 Hair 1 by Tram

*Pose: Glam Ta Da by Pose It – NEW @ On9

Location: Winter Trace

La Casa Del Pueblo

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Happy Friday! Even though I got my days all confused yesterday evening when I hit my bed early and thinking it was Friday instead of Thursday.  I needed a good sleep to clear my head that’s for sure.

As I mentioned yesterday today I’m featuring the newest gacha set by Ionic called La Casa Del Pueblo.

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The gacha set has 12 commons and 1 rare, which is the house that has a land impact of 79. The rest have an impact of 2 up to a range of 8 if I’m not mistaken.  I really love this set for many reasons.

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The first is the flan. I absolutely love flan in real life and could have it almost at any time.  This and creme brulee are like my top favorites of desserts.   The details and realness of the items is just fabulous.  Then they evoke such good memories of times spent with family when I was young and surrounded by similar foods.

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The last two pictures are just extra that I processed and decided to include them even though the previous ones gives you perhaps the better view of the items.

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All the pieces of the gacha are mentioned below as written along with the details of all other items used.

Have a great one!

Credits:
*La Casa Del Pueblo by Ionic – NEW @ The Chapter Four
ionic : la casa del pueblo RARE
ionic : la cocina del pueblo
ionic : provisiones para el invierno
ionic : crema de calabacin
ionic : madera para el frio
ionic : desayuno con huevo
ionic : ravioles de ricota
ionic : leche en botellas
ionic : el mate y la pava
ionic : flan de huevo
ionic : leche con rosquillas
ionic : la mesa del pueblo
ionic : el banquito del pueblo

Asher’s Hayride Fruit Press by Cheeky Pea @ The Epiphany
Asher’s Hayride Light Pot  by Cheeky Pea @ The Epiphany
Wooden Arbor with Ivy by Botanical
Shiki Husky (want to play) Xin
Asher’s Hayride Rare by Cheeky Pea @ The Epiphany
Plat Rock Multilevel by Jumbo Core
Ancient Olive Tree by 3D Trees
Dirt Road by Happy Mood
Fountain (Tiled) by Ionic
Garden Tree 07 – Green by Happy Mood
FG Tree 3 green 11 by Fiddler’s Green
Grass Field Green 01 by [we’re CLOSED]
Wild Grass {Autumn} by Little Branch

It’s starting to get a bit cooler

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I’m not sure that I’m quite ready for the winter season just yet.  I’m still in awe of the beautiful colors of Autumn, even though here in real life I am starting to feel the changes in the temperature.  It’s much cooler in the mornings and the evenings, so very soon I’m going to have to change out my wardrobe from sleeveless tops to sweaters.

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I figured that instead of doing another fall scene that I would shoot for a winter one with this new home release by DaD Design called “The New Old Cabin.”  It’s known as a classic wooden cabin, which has a large patio front and a large main room with a screen that divides the area.It’s got a footage of 19.5x 11.1 and only a land impact of 44 without the snow.  If you add the snow then it increases by 20 and the snow add on is a separate purchase just so you know.  It’s currently available at 6 Republic.

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I’m also showing some new trees by both Little Branch and Bee Designs, which are the ones in front of the house. The pine trees are by Bee Designs and available at the newest round of Cosmopolitan. There are two options available at the event, but I’m only featuring one set today. The trees range from 4 to 7 land impact.

The trees on the side of the pines are by Little Branch and are called Mystic Board Leaf v1 and v2 seasonal.  These are available at the newest just opened round of The Liaison Collaborative.  They rez at 7 land impact, but with both trees if you increase or decrease the land impact will go up or down.

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The red fox burrow is by JIAN.  It was previously released as a Fifty Linden Friday item, so I hope you took advantage of the opening price, but if not you can find this adorable decor item at the main store for a reasonable price.  It’s animated and seasonal texture change.

The last items that I am featuring today are the loungers and lake dock by Shutter Field in collaboration with Decor Junction. These are currently at Tres Chic for a couple more days as the event is coming to a close on Nov. 10th, so grab them while you can at a discounted price.  I think they worked pretty well for a winter scene.

Featured Credits:
*”The New Old Cabin” m/c V.1.0 1  by DaD DESIGN – NEW @ 6 Republic
*”The New Old Cabin Snow Add On” m/c V.1.0 by DaD DESIGN – NEW @ 6 Republic
*Pine Trees Set A by .:Bee Designs:. – NEW @ Cosmopolitan 
*Mystic Board Leaf.v1 {4 Seasons} by Little Branch – NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Mystic Board Leaf.v2 {4 Seasons} by Little Branch – NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Lake Dock with Steps by by Shutter Field & Decor Junction – NEW @ Tres Chic
*Double Lounger – Grey by Shutter Field & Decor Junction – NEW @ Tres Chic
*Red Fox Burrow by JIAN – NEW 

Other items used:
Winter Dog Rose by 3D Trees
Winter Snowy Hawthorn – Branches Only by Heart Garden Center
Rocks – Snowy by Heart Garden Center
Enchanted Woods by Studio Skye
Snowdrifts by Studio Skye {modded}


*The New Old Cabin & Snow Add On
Footage: 19.5x 11.1
Land Impact: 44
Snow Add On: Land impact 20
Copy/modify yes (script are not mod)
No transfer
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I am very proud to present my latest creation “The New Old Cabin” 100% original mesh.  This Cabin is a contemporary reinterpretation of the classic wooden cabin.
Is composed by a large patio and inside a spacious main room, a small screen creates a private area.
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Snow Add On. Sold separately there are add on snow to make the perfect Cabin also in winter scenery.

 

Home is where our story begins

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There is always so much prettiness around the grid during the Autumn season. The burst of colors I see everywhere on blogs, flickr and in-world inspired me to do something a little more with this picture to show you the newest house release by DaD Designs.

The Southwoods Cottage is just beautiful.  It includes a veranda in the front and on the inside it has a spacious main room, a bathroom and one bedroom.  It’s 100% mesh with a footage of 16.8 x 16.0 with copy and mod rights and a land impact of 77.  There is a snow add on that is sold separately if you are into the changing seasons. The cottage is available at Shiny Shabby.

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I’m also featuring trees by Little Branch also available at Shiny Shabby.  The London Plane that is near the front window and the young maples that are on each side of the steps.  These are 4 seasons so great for all year long as the seasons change.  The London is 7 land impact with the maple at 5, and will change if you resize up or down.

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Then I’m also featuring more Fall items by [CIRCA], which are scattered throughout my scene.  I’ve done some close ups to show you all the great stuff that you can find at the second location for [CIRCA].

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Credits:
*”Southwoods Cottage” c/m V.1.0 1 by DaD Design @ Shiny Shabby
*London Plane.v1 {4 Seasons} by Little Branch @ Shiny Shabby
*Young Maple {4 Seasons} by Little Branch @ Shiny Shabby
*”Nature Valley” Pumpkin & Gourd Crate GIFT ’16 by [CIRCA] 
*”Nature Valley” Pumpkin & Planter Decor by [CIRCA] 
*”Nature Valley” Pumpkin Stump with Rabbit by [CIRCA] 
*”Nature Valley” Garden Chair – Autumn (18 pos) 1 by [CIRCA] 
*”Nature Valley” Garden Bench – Autumn (26sits+10cpl) by [CIRCA] 
*”ClearView” Fancy Gazebo – Verde (15 cpls) by [CIRCA] 
*”ClearView” Gazebo Lantern – Black by [CIRCA] 
Beech Forest – Autumn by 3D Trees
Mesh – Tree – Autumn Birch A by Galli
Mesh – Tree – Autumn Birch B by Galli
Itchy Grass [Gold] by *alirium*
Itchy Grass [Brown] by *alirium*
Broken Wagon by Fancy Decor @ Salem  NEW
Scarecrow – VIP Group Gift by {what next}

She’ll meet her prince one day …

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…until then, she’ll wear her invisible crown.  

Credits:
*Complete Outfit: Lil Dolly Gacha Set by Buglets @ The Playroom 
Hair: 83 (Brown) by Barberyumyum

Scene:
*Prince Doggo Rare from Hallow-Inu Gacha Set by JIAN @ The Epiphany 
Mangrove Trees by Little Branch
Honey Mesquite by Little Branch
Somewhere Only We Know – Self Made Bridge by 22769
The Old Bridge V2 by Studio Skye
Flexi Reed by Gardenia

Pose: Stand 1 by M i l a Poses

The beauty and stillness of the night still captivates me

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Credits:
*Hair: Abeja by eXxEsS 
*Dress: Ciara by {Reverie} @ Uber

Scene:
*”Algonquin Outdoors” Fall Set by [CIRCA]
“Algonquin Outdoors” Winter Firepit Beige by [CIRCA]
“Algonquin Outdoors” Adirondack ChairA – Light by [CIRCA]
“Algonquin Outdoors” Adirondack ChairB – Light by [CIRCA]
“Algonquin Outdoors” Fall Pumpkins w/ Robin Bird by [CIRCA]
“Algonquin Outdoors” Fall Pumpkins w/ Lantern by [CIRCA]
*Floating Dock by Hive
*Mangrove Tree.v1 {Seasons} by Little Branch
Shiny Meadow Autumn by *alirium*
Nanohana by *alirium*

Pose: Stand FR05 by Oberon’s Trick

It’s time to burst the bubble

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  Mine was extremely blessed as I got to spend it with my family, eating good food and just spending time together. That alone is one of the greatest gifts we can receive. I got even an unexpected gift that for me went a long way in healing and restoring a little of that brokenness I’ve been feeling.  I have to say that it feels good when you finally start to get that sense of release from bottled up emotions.  It’s a step in being able to move forward and start embracing something new or at least feel safe enough to start coming out of the bubble and speaking of such.

I somehow missed seeing these glass ornaments at the holiday market and when I saw them on display recently I just had to find some.  I managed to grab all the commons at a yard sale and then the owner gifted me with the two rares. It was a very sweet present from a stranger.  It’s those acts of kindness that really keeps me believing that there is still good in all of us.

Credits:
Hair – Magika – In My Mind
Aria Cuffs, Fur Boots, Skirt & Cloak – Le Forme {past gacha}

Scene:
Glass Ornament Pod – {anc} {event over, and gacha not yet at store}
Enchanted Woods v2 –Studio Skye
PuffyGrass [Frozen] – *alirium*