The best journey takes you home

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DaD Designs brings us their latest creation with the “Tuscany Country Cottage” a 100% original mesh home.  The creator states in her notes this cottage is a typical house of the Tuscan countryside.  I particularly like the large patio at the entrance with two double doors that lead into the house where you will find two large living rooms and a small room.

The first floor contains two large bedrooms.  There is a pergola covered with vines with the leaves blowing in the wind and a bunch of grapes, which is a nice feature.

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I’m also showing the golden Autumn outdoor set from Aphrodite Shops. Everything pictured besides plant and dog are included in this set.  It contains an abundance of animations and food and drink for an enjoyable experience.

Details provided below.

Credits:
*Tuscany Country Cottage – DaD Design @ Cosmopolitan Room
*Golden Autumn Outdoor Set – Aphrodite Shops @ Tres Chic
Mediterranean Plant – Tartessos Arts
Nanohana – *alirium*
Puffy Grass [Brown] – *alirium*
Enchanted Woods – Studio Skye
Great Dane – Zooby
Deer – Just Animals

It’s harvest time

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Credits:
*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}

A getaway where you can smell autumn in the breeze

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I’m trying out a new theme.  I loved the previous one except the lettering was quite small, so lets see how this one works.

It’s hard to believe that autumn is almost here.  Not that I get to see much of the autumn season down here in my part of southern Florida.  Everything stays green all year long, while many parts of the country burst into colors of orange, red and yellow.  I don’t get snow either.  It’s one of the nice things about my Second Life… that I can enjoy the autumn and winter season whenever I want.  Not to mention the joy of setting it up and decorating in the way that I would love having it in real life.

DaD Designs is releasing a new build.  The Woodstock Cottage is like the perfect home to get away to and enjoy the season.  The rich dark brick and wood tones that make up this house just creates that warm and cozy atmosphere. There is so much included with this build that makes it such a great build to have, not to mention bargain.  The cottage  comes with several add on’s, such as the stone path with round central plant bush.  Ivy with leaves blowing in the wind and climbing bougainvillea that come in three colors.  Not shown are the stone walls that come in 4 designs.  It has several ample sized rooms and I really appreciate the high ceiling walls with the wood beams.  The gothic style windows and doors is a nice feature as well.  You can find the cottage at 20% off during the Fantasy Collective event, where it will be released. The event runs from August 22nd to September 15th.

The other items that I want to point out are the hydrangea bushes by Jian.  Like most if not all of Jian’s landscape products, these bushes also come with the all seasons hud to change the texture and color of the plant leaves and flower by the season you want.  Jian had also recently released this birdy home petunia planter for 25L Tuesday, but I was not able to blog it in time.  It’s a cute decor item that comes with a robin.

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I was in the middle of decorating when a box hit my inventory and I got these new fall items by Shutter Field.  It was labeled as decor so I didn’t hesitate in opening and instantly knew that I would use some of the items in this scene. They were just perfect for what I had in mind.  I love the pumpkin in the basket decor! That just screams autumn season to me. The other items include the fall letters, the autumn frame on the table and the box of plants on the window seal. You can get a head start on decorating for autumn with these decor items.

I’ve blogged this dining set by [ARIA] before on it’s release, but I think it’s a perfect table for the upcoming season.  Especially, with the red chairs, which is one of several colors with the texture change option, so completely adaptable for other seasons.

Credits:
First Pic ~
*Woodstock Cottage Main w/ Add on’s – DaD Designs @ The Fantasy Collective ***August 22nd***
*Hydrangea Bushes – Jian
*Birdy Home Petunia Planter/Birdy {Robin} – Jian
Beaumont Brick Fence – Jian
Boxwood Shrubs – Jian
Grass – Garden of Dreams
Garden Tree 08 w/ Lights – Happy Mood
Kiki Simple Bench/Dropwood & Watercan w/ Print – Vespertine
Great Dane – Zooby
Exelero Roadster Champagne v1.2 – [Surplus Motors] {mania board}

Second Pic ~
Flower Frame – Apple Fall
*Box of Plants-Autumn Flowers – Shutter Field
*Letter Decor-Woods – Shutter Field
*Pumpkin Harvest – Shutter Field
*Autumn Frame – Shutter Field
Pearl Chandelier – Apple Fall
Eva Dining Room Set – [ARIA]
{Dining Table & Chairs, Sideboard, Plumeria in a Vase}
Cognac & Pipe Tray – Aphrodite Shop
L’Olivier – Apple Fall Apple Fall
Horse Bust Fragment – Apple Fall
Horse Fragment – Apple Fall
Bidjar Antiqe Rug – The Loft
Antique Art – Apple Fall {used own art texture in frame}
*Review copy

The sweet luxuries of having time

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It used to be that taking long hot baths was just pretty common.  Something we did that was enjoyable and was a treat to ourselves.  It’s been quite a long time where I’ve indulged in this luxury.

The new round of FaMESHed is now open and [ARIA] has brought us a complete bathroom set.  It’s available in pg and adult and each comes with animations for singles and couples.  The set includes the bathtub, vanity, mirror, silk robe, towels hanging, toilet, soap dispenser, toothbrush holder and toilet paper.

The stool is Aria’s participation in the Mix Event and comes with 9 poses some with attachable props and with 8 texture change options.  It’s not meant for the bathroom, but I tested the animations and they work well enough to be used there.  In this day and age it won’t be strange for your guy to sit on the stool and drink coffee or work on the laptop while watching you take a soak. Just saying.

Credits:
*Deloros Bathroom Set – [ARIA] @ FaMESHed
*Giada Stool – [ARIA] for The Mix
Rug – Atelier Visconti – Vincent Carpet
Home – Barnesworth Anubis – Hamptons Cottage

He’s a messy kind of guy

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I was slightly tempted to double log and bring in the male alt to feature one of the more pg versions of the poses in this adult furniture.  Though I work much faster just going alone at times.  It’s hard enough dressing one not to mention it’s a lot easier on my computer too.  I love wearing my mesh body, though I’m slightly put off with the fact it takes longer to dress these days.

Anyways, that’s a whole different conversation and a soap box kind of post that I’ll leave for a rainy day.  Instead let me talk about what I’m showing while I sit so modest in my red satin mesh corset lingerie by Blacklace.  I just got the updated version of this outfit that I never worn and thought perfect timing as I’m featuring adult items that just seemed to say wear it.

Kuro is participating in this round of ROMP with several office decor pieces that are available in PG or adult versions. It’s kind of neat that to use the desk you have to click on the key on the top drawer and a menu will pop up that allows you to rezz decor and to enjoy the animations all you have to do is sit on the desk decor you rezzed out.  The idea behind the rezzing menu is to give you some privacy and gives you the option to set it to group, everyone or just yourself.  You can find this set at a 30% discount throughout the event period.

You’re bound to get thirsty after the use of that furniture, so [ARIA] has you covered with the Lux bar cart that has wine decanter, glasses, cocktail shaker, coasters and a potted flower that comes with texture change options.  This bar cart can be found at this round of The Men’s Department and if you rather decorate the cart on your own, there is an empty version included as well.

All details below.

Credits:
Hair – Little Bones – Nebula
Collar – Eclipse Art Studio – Collar Oculus Cross
Lingerie – Blacklace – Gloria: Red Satin Mesh Corset w/ Omega & Slink Hud

Scene:
*Wavie Desk Black, Belted Chair, Haller Chair & Boy Lamp – Kuro @ ROMP
*Lux Bar Cart (Decorated) – [ARIA] @ The Men’s Department
3 Prim Retractable Silk Curtain – La Galleria
Inspiration Dark Rug – Tartessos Arts
Hodgepodge – What’s in My Bag Rare & Tossed Clothes – Tres Blah {March 2015 Arcade}
Stockholm-Typewriter, Sneakers Decor, Headphones & Music Tapes – Bazar
Rotary Phone/Black – David Heather {March 2015 Arcade}
Zelia Pillow – Painted & Chevron & Plant – MudHoney {June 2014 Arcade}
Dover Clothes Gacha_Wire Hangers – EliBailey {June 2015 Arcade}

*Review copy

 

 

There’s a time to build and there is a time to tear down

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Want a chance at building your own log home?  The [Den] has made that possible with this new LinkEm Log set.  It’s a full mesh building kit with all the pieces to make your own log home at any size you want.  Each piece is about 1-2 land impact and to help keep those prims low, just link all the pieces when you’re done with your creation.   You can find the building set at this new round of Uber.

Credits:
Hair – Truth – Damaris @ The Arcade
Top – Cold Logic – Top Waid.Wine
Shorts – Drift – Daisy Dukes
Hat – Wicked Monkey – Builders Hard Hat

Him~
Hair – Aeros – Teghran
Jeans – Razor – Jaw Breaker Grunge Jeans
Boots – Combat Boots – V-Spot [past group gift]

Scene:
*LinkEm Logs – The [Den.] @ Uber
V-Slum City Forklift II – AleyMart
Dirt Ground Heavy – [TUFF]
Check Water Bottle – +9 Products
Lunch Bag – Kuro {part of office decor pack 2}
Pallet – DBy

Pose: Sits 015-019 Set by !bang
Standing Pose – My own created with Animare Pose & Animation System