In Zen, we don't find the answers. We lose the questions.

Title from… -Zen saying-

Happy Friday!!  It’s morning.. and my engines aren’t fully functioning yet. I am slowly getting there… though I’m usually most productive by midday and towards the end of the night.

Today’s post is all about Deco(c)rate. I was invited to be a blogger for this event so I’m really excited to show you this month crate. For those that might not be familiar with this subscription event, please visit the Deco(c)rate website to learn more about it and also to see galleries of past crates. I’ve included a short description straight from their site on what the event is all about below credits, though I encourage you to visit their site for more details and how you can still purchase this month’s crate and past or new ones.

This month’s theme is “Now and Zen” and that’s what my picture is all about. Take a look below to see some of the creators participating this month and in the coming days I’ll be showing more.

Happy start to the weekend!!

*Serenity Corner by [Merak] – August Deco(c)rate 

*Zen Garden Decor by Mesh India – August Deco(c)rate 
MI Bamboo Water Fountain Decor
MI Stone Lantern Light ON/OFF
MI Stone & Zen Sand Decor
MI Bonsai & Zen Sand Decor

Zen Decor by .:revival:. – August Deco(c)rate 
.:revival:. zen bench
.:revival:. spoon jar
.:revival:. zen cushion white
.:revival:. zen garden

*Ikebana and MA Set by {-Maru Kado-} – August Deco(c)rate 
{-Maru Kado-} Ikebana Lotus (white/2Li)
{-Maru Kado-} Ikebana Lotus (pink/2Li)
{-Maru Kado-} Ikebana Lotus (blue/2Li)

*Sweet ChestNut *7Li{Seasons}*Animated by Little Branch – August Deco(c)rate 
*Sweet ChestNut {Seasons}*Animated by Little Branch – August Deco(c)rate 

Tropical Plants by Studio Skye
-Skye Alligator Apple Bush
-Skye Zingiberaceae
-Skye Bamboo Palm

Deco(c)rate is a monthly mystery box filled with high quality, original mesh decor, home and garden items. Using the same successful formula as BishBox, Deco(c)rate will deliver 15 quality semi-exclusive items from SL’s best home, garden & deco designers directly to your inventory every month.

The fierce protector

“There is a look that can melt a woman’s heart from across a crowded room that tells other men, “She’s under my protection…” ~ Graham R. White

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It’s not very common for me to wear coats in this fashion in real life as we just don’t have that kind of weather for it.  Casual is the norm and even in the winter, which if you know the southern part of the state of Florida, it’s mildly less hot than at other times of the year.   It’s why dressing up in Second Life has its perks.  Alright. We just like playing dress up.

The rigged mesh coat is from MoDANNA and is currently available at Fashion Fair that runs only until the 15th of October.  There are 8 colors to choose from and it’s reasonably priced at $179 lindens.

The other thing that I want to share is that Apple Fall still has some fantastic discounted items at the main store.  The chairs in the background and the building are both $0 lindens currently at the store.  You really can’t beat that price!

Hair – No.Match – No. Fate
*Coat – MoDANNA – [Merle Collection] – Faux-Peplum Coat White @ Fashion Fair
Sandals – ANE – Champion Gladiator High Sandals Light Metal

Blooming Agave – Botanical
Plywood Commercial – Apple Fall
Amy’s Corner Chairs – Apple Fall
Shrub Large Green – [We’re CLOSED]
Doberman – Just Animals

Pose: Kaiden by {pose maniacs}

You still drive me batty

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Well it looks like this month is pretty much over now and with it many events are coming to an end.  This also means soon there is an onslaught of new events about to embark and it being October… it also brings Halloween.

Aphrodite Shops has an abundance of items at their Halloween Market if you are into decorating for this occasion.  The animated ghoulish mirror and the scary stories book are just a couple of items you can find.

Then unKindness has a charmed parlor set available currently at Collabor88, that includes the candles, burner, fireplace, mirror and throne chairs.  The latter three items have six color options.  The hanging bats and single bat that can be worn as well is from Dysfunctional Designs.

As always details all found below.

*Charmed Parlor Set – unKindness @ Collabor88 {until October 6th}
*Halloween Ghoulish Mirror-Tells An Horror Story – Aphrodite Shops
*The Witching Hour Scary Stories Book – Aphrodite Shops
*Gothic Haunted Table – Aphrodite Shops
*Hanging Bats Array – Dysfunctional Designs
*Mr. Bat Friend – Dysfunctional Designs
{Mirror, Fireplace, Rug, Throne, Planchette Burner & Candles}
Black Cat Green Eyes – Tidbits
Halloween Witch Hat – G Field {past store gift}
Webs – Starmark Creations
Stratford Industrial Loft – Eli Bailey

It’s harvest time

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*The Bayou Cottage – DaD Design @ The Fantasy Collective
Autumn Leaves Wreath – {what next}
Sugar Maple Trees – Botanical
Hermit [Crimson] – *alirium*
Dwarf Forest – *alirium*
Nanohana – *alirium*
Dirt Road – Happy Mood
Harvest Sign & Pumpkin Basket – {what next}
Pembury Bench – {what next}
Rainboot Cart – Dust Bunny @ The Arcade
Pumpkin Scale – Dust Bunny & Tenshi @ The Arcade
Pumpkin Crate – Dust Bunny & Tenshi @ The Arcade
Hanging Leaves – Dust Bunny & Tenshi @ The Arcade
Fall Bunting, Hay Bales, Pumpkins – The Artist Shed for enMESHed into Fall Hunt
Pumpkin vine Leaf Emitter – La Galleria {Gift}

Found the cookies!

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Doing a quick post this evening to show a few items for the toddleedoo.   The first are these dinosaur pajamas that BoOgErS made for the Gen-Neutral event, which ends tomorrow so you still have a little time to grab them at a great price. There are two options available for you to choose from.

Over the past weekend I made two batches of peanut butter cookies, which amounted to about four dozen.  So it made me chuckle as I was doing up this scene as I recalled the amount of cookies I had in the last days.  I’m glad they’re all gone now.   This cute “found the cookies” pose is by Buglets and is available at the main store.

There are a couple of items that I picked up today for kids Fifty Linden Friday like the peg board toy and the black sneakers, which are a part of a complete outfit.  You can find all the details below.

Hair – Tram– D219 Jet Black
Mesh Head – *Cute Bytes* – Baby Mesh Head #1 Kiss
Glasses – Sorgo – SMQ Shades Wood Glasses
*Dinosaur T-Shirt – BoOgerS @  Gen-Neutral
*Dinosaur Sweatpants – BoOgErS @  Gen-Neutral

Hair – Doe – Elfie
Top – Des Lunes – Dungaree Tee/Buggies
Overalls – Des Lunes – Dungaree Sand
Sneakers & Socks – a Dash of Dulce – Mouse Socks & Keds for FLF

Peg Board – Larnia Kids for FLF
Shiba Inu-Playful – +Half-Deer+ @ The Arcade

*Pose: Found the Cookies! – *Buglets*

My little pumpkin


It’s definitely starting to look like Fall in Second Life with all the orange, yellows and red colors you see around.  I’m featuring a few new items by unKindness to help you decorate for the season.

The County Pumpkin set, which can be found at the Tres Chic event includes the pumpkin seat, pumpkin accessories on the floor and the candle tray on the table. The seat comes with male and female sit animations.

Another item by unKindness is the spooky brigade decor that is leaning up against the wall made for the Autumn Effect Hunt.  You can hunt for it at the main store.

The other item that I am featuring today is the big baggy hoody outfit for the toddleedoo made by BoOgErS for the Kawaii Project.  The big baggy hoody outfit is available in two options.

The rest of the decor is listed below.

Hair – Tram– D219 Jet Black
Mesh Head – *Cute Bytes* – Baby Mesh Head #1 Kiss
Glasses – Sorgo – SMQ Shades Wood Glasses
*Big Baggy Hoody Outfit Blossom – BoOgErS @ Kawaii Project
{Hood Blossom, Knit Pants &Sneakers}

*Spookers Brigade – unKindness for The Autumn Effect Hunt
*Country Pumpkin Set – unKindness @ Tres Chic
{Pumpkin Seat, Pumpkin Accessories & Candles Tray}
Autumn Leaves Wreath – {what next}
Enchanted Woods – Studio Skye
Basset Hound – Just Animals
Cobblestone Floor – Stormwood
Juniper Garden Table & Chairs – Vespertine
Storyteller’s Burrow – Garden House Rare – 8f8 @ The Arcade
Orchard Decor (Ladder, Basket and Apples) – {what next}
Villa Birdhouse/Taller Mustard – Vespertine
Rainboot Cart – Dust Bunny @ The Arcade
Caramel Apples – Dust Bunny @ The Arcade
Snack Basket – Dust Bunny & Tenshi @ The Arcade
Apple Pie – Dust Bunny @ The Arcade

Pose: Pumpkin Patch – My Lucky Stars

*Review copy

It happens

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This is a bit of  the rebellious nature I find myself in shining through in this post as I share with you some more items to be found during this month’s round of events.

Both the fringe suede top and skirt by MoDANNA are mesh and found at two different ongoing events right now.   There are several colors for both items and you will also find other styling pieces as well so that you can tailor fit your style.

The other item that I am featuring today is the workbench by (epia) available at this round of The Men’s Department.  While it has single and couple animations I decided to use a different pose as I wanted to make sure that the clothes were highlighted as well.

Hair – Little Bones – Rude {past group gift}
Nose Chain Gold – Arise
*Top – MoDANNA – [Yamaska Collection] Fringe Suede Top Black @ Black Dot Project {Until Oct. 5th}+
*Skirt – MoDANNA – [Lula Collection] Punk Skirt Plaid @ Mesh Avenue {until Sept. 30th}
Tattoo – [White~Widow] – Desperado {past Body Art Hunt}
Leggings – Avanti – EGO Leggings Black
Boots – Reign – Lizzy Boots Black
E-Smoke – Redux!

*Workbench Table – (epia) @ The Men’s Department {Until Sept. 30th}
*Beer Keg, Shot Glass Roulette & Fancy Drink Cup – (epia) @ The Arcade {Until Sept. 30th}
SRS Fix Your Shit – unKindness
SRS Box of Junk – unKindness
Manhole Hideout – Seven Emporium
Cold Beer #2 – Seven Emporium

Pose: Swarm #2 – Del May

*Review copy

Take me back to another time

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Hello everyone!  After a short and much needed break from Second Life and blogging I am back for a while.  During the next few months I will probably be taking a few breaks here and there as I continue to sort out some things in real life and anticipating a move in the near future as well.  In the meantime I am looking forward to once again showing you some of the awesome stuff that can be found on the grid.

Today I am featuring some new decor items by unKindness and Culprit.  The Autumn vanity set by unKindness is currently at FaMESHed and includes the vanity table with mirror, the cushion that has animated and static poses and three choices in wreaths for you to decorate for the Fall season.

Culprit is participating in this round of the Mix with their Wish You Were Here Set. That’s the blue tray that has some delicious goodies like petit cakes and hot chocolate.  The set includes a tray with everything on it as pictured, or if you prefer to use one or more pieces around the house then it also comes with individual items for you to use.   Personally, I love it when a creator gives you those kinds of options.

If you haven’t picked up these cute adorable cuddle bears on the chair, which are a gift by BoOgErS at the Arcade.  You better hurry before the event concludes at the end of the month.

I have a bit of catching up to do as I sort through my inventory, but hope to bring you a few more things over the weekend.  The end dates of the events where these items can be found are listed below in the details.

*Autumn Vanity Set:  – unKindness @ FaMESHed {until September 27th}
{Set: Table w/ Mirror, Wreaths 1, 2, 3 & Cushion}
*Wish You Were Here Set – Culprit for Mix {until September 3oth}
Fall Harvest – Hanging Log Lights – Pixel Mode @ The Arcade
Vintage Frames – Dust Bunny
Glam Pumkpkins – Shabby Tabby for enMESHed Into Fall Hunt
Flying Curtain – Kalopsia
Basket (with flowers) Kalopsia
Peggy’s Pony – Vagabond
Palmer Lodge – Trompe Loeil
Mesh Venetian Gothic Gold Rug – [noctis]
OSC Arm Chair Floret – Soy
OSC Arm Chair Green Stripe – Soy
Cuddle Bears – BoOgErS @ The Arcade {free gift}
Play? (cat) – Tentacio

*Review copy.

The bears are back!

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Only a couple of days now before the doors open once again for a fresh new round of Arcade goodies.  The famous collectible bears are back in town! BoOgErS has put together this fine selection of bears pictured above for the September round.  There are three rares and 12 commons to be had and only 25 lindens for each pull.

There is also some cute cuddle bears that are a free gift that are not shown, but will be available at the arcade as well.

*Bears by BoOgErS @ September 2015 Arcade *** Coming Sept. 1st***
Rare Bears: Goodnight Bear, Witch Bear and Fishin’ Bear
Common Bears: Peach Bear, Juice Box Bear, Clown Bear, Pear Bear,
Candy Corn Bear, Olive Bear, Donut Bear, Noodles Bear, Pizza Bear,
Hot Dog Bear, Fairy Bear and Ready To Go Bear

Winter Harvest Picnic Table – {what next}
Garden Tree 08 – Happy Mood
Real Grass *Green Meadow* White Flowers – KIDD Creation
Climb Frame, Carousel, Round Swing, Pyramid Net & Play Tower Rare – (epia) {past arcade gacha}

Comical Sin City

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A fellow blogger wrote in her recent post that one of her favorite things of being a virtual reality interior designer is that it allowed her to travel to all corners of the globe without leaving her home.  I really liked that statement as it rings true on many fronts.  Check out her blog Hidden Gems in SL.

How about transporting yourself to a comic book city?  Switching from being a human avatar to being a poppet doll in mere seconds.  The endless possibilities is part of the reasons that keeps many of us continually fascinated.

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I’m showing the newest set from unKindness, which is now available at the Festival of Sins II Event.  The sin city comic gacha has 1 rare and 9 commons with building pieces varying in impact from 1 to 60.  They all have full physics allowing you to climb all over and even hide in the buildings.  You can find it in the GREED section of the event.

The set reminded me of these poppet  dolls from Wishbringer, which were gacha items purchased at the Fantasy Fair this year.  I thought they were perfect for this city.

*Sin City Gacha – unKindness @ Festival of Sins II Event {open until September 5th}
Poppet Avatars: PoppeLina Blonde & PoppeLina Black – Kyra Reiter/Wishbringer